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12. Alexander Edwin White Cassell [201] 119,120 was born on 3 Feb 1860 in Portsmouth, Virginia,50,119 died 17 May1925 in 814 Naval Place, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia,121,122 and was buried on 20 May 1925 in St. Paul's Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.123,124 The cause of his death was probably apoplexy.123

Birth Notes: Name of Child: Alexander Cassell
Race: white Sex: male Born alive
Date of Birth: February 3, 1860 Place of Birth: Portsmouth
Father: Alex W. Cassell
Father's occupation: sailmaker U.S.N.
Father's residence: Portsmouth
Mother: Mary M. Cassell
Informant: James W. Matthews, head of family

Death Notes: Name: A. E. W. Cassell
Place of Death: 814 Naval Place, Portsmouth, Virginia
Date of Death: May 17th, 1925
Sex: male Color: white Marital status: married
Spouse: Myda A. Cassell
Date of Birth: Feb. 2, 1860 Birthplace: Virginia
Age: 65 years, 3 months, 15 days
Occupation: ship fitter helper at Navy Yard
Father: Alex Cassell Birthplace: Virginia
Mother: Mary White Birthplace: Virginia
Informant: Jno. F. O'Connor Address: city
Death occurred on date above stated at 10:00 a.m.
Cause of death: probably apoplexy
Signed: Edward T. Glover, coroner Date: 5/18/25
Address: 314 Court St.
Place of Burial: St. Paul's Date of Burial: 5/20/25
Undertaker: F. O'C Address: city

General Notes: Check Portsmouth deed book 78b-57, 1918. A.E.W. & Mida & Arnold Cassell transaction. Also 87-B-38, 1922. Also 1923, Arnold to Melvin K. Cassell (His son.)

101

Medical Notes: *Also apoplexia. A condition resulting from an apoplextic fit characterized by paralysis or limitation in the ability to control body movements, with or without loss of consciousness, and often leaving the affected individual in a chronic state of debilitation. And the bursting of a blood vessel in another organ, such as the lungs or liver. 295

Noted events in his life were:

1. Pension: Civil War, Portsmouth, Virginia. 296 Alexander is receiving Civil War pension. It must be from his father's service.
Alexander E. W. Cassell, 814 Naval Place, Portsmouth, Virginia
R-11531

2. Alt. Birth: 2 Feb 1860. 297 *date on tombstone

3. Census: U.S., 14 Jun 1870, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 96

4. Residence: 14 Jun 1870, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 97

5. Census: U.S., 1 Jun 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 100

6. Occupation: sailmaker, Jun 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 101

7. Residence: 56 Second Street, Jun 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 101

8. Occupation: house joiner, Jun 1881, Portsmouth, Virginia. 119

9. Residence: 3d near Henry, 1882, Portsmouth, Virginia. 177 A. E. W. Cassell, machanic h 3rd nr Henry

10. Occupation: machanic, 1882, Portsmouth, Virginia. 178

11. Residence: 416 Second Street, 1883-1885, Portsmouth, Virginia. 105,179 Alexander E. W. Cassell, carp h 416 Second

12. Occupation: carpenter, 1883-1885, Portsmouth, Virginia. 180,182

13. Court: 6 Apr 1886, Norfolk, Virginia. Mr. A. W. Cassell, the young white man who sometime since, shot Niemeyer Atkinson in a dance hall on Loyall's lane was taken before Judge Brooke, in the Corporation Court, yesterday, on a writ of habeas corpus. After the examination of a number of witnesses, the accused was admitted to bail in the sum of $1,500.

Name: N Atkinson
Location 1: 193 Main Business
Name: Ocean House
Occupation: proprietor
Year: 1889
City: Norfolk State: VA. Norfolk City Directory. Look up.

14. Occupation: house joiner, May 1892, Portsmouth, Virginia. 298

15. Occupation: saloon--600 Muscovite, 1900-1901, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 198,199 Alexander E. W. Cassell, saloon 600 Muscovite h 5th cor Cassock

16. Census: U.S., 13 Jun 1900, Western Branch Dist., Norfolk Co., Virginia. 299 Alexander E. Cassell, head of house, white, male, born: Feb. 1860, age 40, married 18 years, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va., occupation: merchant, can read & write, speaks English, owns home w/mortgage
Nyda A. Cassell, wife, white, female, born: Nov. 1862, age 37, married 18 years, mother of 6 children w/4 children living, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va., can read & write, speaks English
Mary E. Cassell, daughter, white, female, born: Nov. 1883, age 16, single, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va., at school, can read & write, speaks English
Edwin J. Cassell, son, white, male, born: May 1892, age 8, single, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va.
Arnold Cassell, son, white, male, born May 1894, age 6, single, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va.
Melvin Cassell, son, white, male, born: Oct. 1898, age 1, single, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va.

17. Occupation: merchant, Jun 1900, Western Branch Dist., Norfolk Co., Virginia. 300

18. Residence: 875 Wilson Street, Jun 1900, Western Branch Dist., Norfolk Co., Virginia. 300

19. Residence: 5th cor Cassock, 1900, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 301

20. Occupation: boiler maker, Apr 1910, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 126

21. Census: 1910 U. S., 16 Apr 1910, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 302 Alex W. Cassell, head of household, male, white, age 50, married once for 27 years, born in Va., father born in D.C., mother born in Va., occupation: boiler maker, can read & write, own home
Myda A. Cassell, wife, female, white, age 45, married once for 27 years, mother of 9 children w/1 childing living (*this has to be wrong--more than one child is still living just by the listing of this census), born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va., occupation: none, can read & write
Roalind Cassell, daughter, female, white, age 25, single, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va., occupation: none, can read & write
John E. W. Cassell, son, male, white, age 19, single, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va., occupation: boiler maker, can read & write
Arnold Cassell, son, male, white, age 17, single, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va., occupation: chick boy in Navy Yard, can read & write
Melvin K. Cassell, son, male, white, age 11, single, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va., occupation: none, can read & write, attends school

22. Residence: 814 Naval Place, 1918-1925, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 221,303

23. Census: 1920 Federal U.S. census, 9 Jan 1920, Norfolk County, City of Portsmouth, Virginia. 304 Alexander E. W. Cassell, head of household, own home, has mortgage, male, white, age 59, married, can read & write, born in Va., father born in D.C., mother born in Va., speaks English, occupation: ship fitter in Navy Yard, wage worker
Myda A. Cassell, wife, female, white, age 55, married, can read & write, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va., speaks English, occupation: none
Arnold Cassell, son, male, white, age 27, single, can read & write, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va., speaks English, occupation: coppersmith in U.S. Navy
Melvin K. Cassell, son, male, white, age 21, single, did not attend school since 1 Sep. 1919, can read & write, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va., speaks English, occupation: toolkeeper in Navy Yard, wage worker

24. Residence: 814 Cassack Street, Jan 1920, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 120

25. Occupation: ship-fitter in the Navy Yard, 1920, Portsmouth, Virginia. 120,305

26. Occupation: helper, 1922-1923, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 218,306

27. Occupation: moulder, 1924, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 307

28. Arrested: charged with "ardent spirits", 1924, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 308 1924--A. E. W. Cassell Ardent spirits
not guilty Box 33, file 36-A

29. Occupation: carpenter, 1925, Portsmouth, Virginia. 309

30. Tombstone: May 1925, St. Paul's Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia. 310 Father
Alex E. W. Cassell
Feb. 2, 1860
May 17, 1925

31. Obituary: 18 May 1925, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 311 A. E. W. Cassell Dies Suddenly
A. E. W. Cassell died suddenly yesterday morning at 10:45 o'clock at his home, 814 Naval Place, age 65 years. He was entering the house when he suddenly toppled over in the doorway and died in a few minutes. The body was viewed by the coroner, who did not deem an inquest necessary.
Mr. Cassell was a shipfitter's helper, employed in the Navy Yard.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mida Arnold Cassell; a daughter, Mrs. H. A. Foiles, and three sons, J. E. W. Arnold and Melvin K. Cassell, all of Portsmouth.
The body was removed to the funeral apartments of Flynn & O"Connor to be prepared for burial. It will be removed to the residence today. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

32. Funeral notice: 19 May 1925, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 312 A. W. E. Cassell, who died Sunday morning at his residence 814 Naval Place, will be buried tomorrow. Funeral service will be conducted at 10 o'clock in St. Paul's Catholic Church.

33. Funeral: 21 May 1925, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 313 A. E. W. Cassell, who died suddenly Sunday in his residence, 814 Naval Place, was buried yesterday morning in St. Paul's Cemetery. funeral services were conducted at 10 o'clock in St. Paul's Catholic Church. Requiem high mass was celebrated by the Rev. P. J. Morahan, assistant pastor.
As the funeral party entered the church the choir sang, "Abide With Me". As the body was borne from the church Miss Nannie Ohmsen sang "Face to Face."
The pallbearers were M. J. Scanlon, P. J. Lyons, P. M. Nolan, D. J. Linehan, William Reed and William Hughes.

Alexander married Mida Arnold [202] 119,126 [MRIN: 104], daughter of Leroy Arnold [203] and Emma M. Snead [204], on 15 Jun 1881 in Portsmouth, Virginia.125 Mida was born in Nov 1862 in Petersburg, Virginia,119,300 died on 8 Oct 1925 in 2804 Green Street, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia 314,315 at age 62, and was buried on 11 Oct 1925 in St. Paul's Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.316,317 The cause of her death was Pulmonary tuberculosis.316 Other names for Mida were Mariah Arnold, and318 Myda Arnold.

Marriage Notes: Married at Portsmouth, Virginia at 2 oclock P. M. on Wednesday the 15th day of June 1881 by the Rev. Roderick Henderson at the residence of the bride's mother No. 222 Lincoln Street. Meyda Arnold to A. E. W. Cassell. a.e.w.c. 319

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage: at the residence of Mr. John Ashe, 15 Jun 1881, Portsmouth, Virginia. 119 Marriage License, Virginia, City of Portsmouth to wit:
To any person licensed to celebrate marriages:
You are hereby authorized to join together in the Holy State of Matrimony, according to the rites and ceremonies of your Church, or religious denominaton, and the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia,
A. E. W. Cassell and Mida Arnold
Given under my hand as Clerk of the Court of Hustings, for the City of Portsmouth, this 14 day of June 1881
Geo. O. N. Palmer, Clerk
By: Wm. Portlock, D.C.
Time of Marriage: June 15th, 1881 Place of Marriage: Portsmouth, Va.
Name of Parties: Alex. Edwin White Cassell and Mida Arnold
Color: white
Age of Husband: twenty one years
Age of Wife: seventeen years
Condition of Husband: single Condition of Wife: single
Husband' Birth: Portsmouth, Va. Wife's Birth: Petersburg, Va.
Husband's Residence: Portsmouth, Va.
Wife's Residence: Portsmouth, Va.
Husband's Parents: A. W. & Mary H. M. W. Cassell
Wife's Parents: Leroy Arnold and Emma M. Ashe
Occupation of Husband: house joiner
Given under my hand this 14th day of June 1881
Geo. O. N. Palmer, Clerk
By> Wm. N. Portlock, D.C.
Minister's Return of Marriage:
I certify, that on the 15th day of June 1881, at the residence of Mr. Jno. Ashe, Portsmouth, Va., I united in marriage the above named and described parties, under authority of the annexed license.
Roderick Henderson

Death Notes: Name: Myda A. Cassell
Place of Death: 2804 Green, Portsmouth, Virginia
Date of Death: Oct. 8th, 1925
Sex: female Color: white Marital Status: widow
Spouse: A. E. W. Cassell
Date of Birth: Nov. 18th, 1864 Place of Birth: Virginia
Age: 60 years, 10 months, 20 days
Occupation: housewife
Father: Leroy Arnold Birthplace: Virginia
Mother: Emma Snead Birthplace: Virginia
Informant: Jno. F. o"Connor Address: city
I hereby certify that I attended deceased from Oct. 7th, 1925 to Oct. 8th, 1925. That I last saw her alive on Oct. 8th, 1925 and that death occurred on date state above at 8:30 p.m.
Cause of death: pulmonary tuberculosis
Duration: 3 months
Did an operation precede death: no Was there an autopsy: no
What test confirmed diagnosis: sputum
Signed: J. C. Phillips Address: 403 Court St. 10/9/25
Place of Burial: St. Paul's Date of Burial: 10/11/25
Undertaker: F & O'C Address: city

Medical Notes: *Also the great white scourge, white plague. An infectious disease characterized by small growths, called tubercles, that firmly embed themselves in tissues. The tubercles grow rapidly and die, thus destroying the surrounding tissues and resulting in cavities in the area of the body where they were located. Any part of the body could be affected and the symptoms would vary with the locality of the disease. Signs and symptoms common to all forms were loss of strength, anemia, fever, sweats, and emaciation. Person to person transmission of the disease was common as well as through drinking contaminated cow's milk. In the late 1800's and early 1900's, it was considered the most widespread of human infections, and until the 1880's it was reguarded as a constitutional disease. 320

Noted events in her life were:

1. Alt. Birth: 18 Nov 1863. 315 *date on tombstone

2. Alt. Birth: 18 Nov 1864, Virginia. 316,318

3. Census: U.S., 1880, Portsmouth, Virginia. 318 It is obvious that her mother Emma married twice. First to Leroy Arnold (his first name comes from Mida's marriage record.) The two older girls are his daughters. The two younger daughters are Emma's by her second husband John Ashe. On Emma's marriage record she listed her mother's maiden name as Emma M. Ashe, a mistake. We do not know her maiden name.

4. Residence: Jun 1881, Portsmouth, Virginia. 119

5. Census: U.S., Jun 1900, Western Branch Dist., Norfolk Co., Virginia. 300

6. Residence: 875 Wilson Street, Jun 1900, Western Branch Dist., Norfolk Co., Virginia. 300

7. Deed: 12 Apr 1918, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 321 L. Kootz, et ux.
to B & S
Myda A. Cassell
This Deed, made the 12th day of April, 1918, between L.Kootz and Annie Kootz, his wife, parties of the first part, and Mida A. Cassell, party of the second part. Witnessetth, that in consideration of the sum of three hundred and fifty dollars, the said parties of the first part do grant, with general warranty, unto the said Myda A. Cassell the following property, to wit: That certain lot of land, with its appurtenances, situate in the City of Portsmouth, State of Virginia, and bounded and described as follows, to wit: Beginning at a point on the north side of Key Avenue, sometimes called Naval Place, and formerly called Cossack Street, two hundred and forty (240) feet westerly from the northwestern intersection of Key Avenue and Eighth Street, and thence running westerly along Key Avenue thirty (30) feet; thence northerly ninety (90) feet; thence easterly thirty (30) feet; and thence southerly ninety (90) feet to the point of beginning; being a part of land which was conveyed to the said L. Kootz by the deed of E. Parke Lindsay and wife dated July 10, 1916 and recorded in the Clerk's office of the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth in Deed Book 73 page 343. This deed is made subject to a deed of trust covering the land herein conveyed and the land to the east conveyed to Arnold Cassell by deed of even date; said deed of trust being dated Nov. 2, 1916 and recorded in the said Clerk's office in Deed Book 77A page 86, and securing a bond for $1500. The said party of the second part agrees to pay all taxes for 1918. The said parties of the first part covenant that they have the right to convey the said land to the grantee; that the grantee shall have quiet possession of the said land, free from all emcumbrances; that they, the said parties of the first part, will execute such further assurances of the said land as may be requisite; and that they have done no act to encumber the said land. Witness the following signatures and seals.
L. Kootz
Annie Kootz
($.50 Documentary Stamp)
State of Virginia, City of Portsmouth, to wit:
I, R. C. Barclay, a Commissioner in Chancery for the Court of Hustings for the City aforesaid, in the State of Virginia, do certify that L. Kootz and Annie Kootz, his wife, whose names are signed to the writing above, bearing date on the 12th day of April, 1918, have acknowledged the same before me in my City aforesaid. Given under my hand this 15th day of May, 1918.
R. C. Barclay, Commissioner in Chancery
Virginia:
In the Clerk's Office of the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth on the 15th day of May, 1918: This deed was this day received and with the certificate thereto annexed admitted to record.
Teste: E. Thompson, Clerk
By: A. W. Robinson, D.C.

8. Residence: 814 Cassack Street, Jan 1920, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 120

9. Obituary: 9 Oct 1925, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 322 Mrs. Myda Arnold Cassell, widow of A. E. W. Cassell, and daughter of Leroy Arnold and Mrs. Emma m. Ash, of this city, died at 8:30 o'clock last night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. A. Foiles, 2804 Green street, after a short illness.
Besides her mother and daughter, Mrs. Cassell is survived by three sons, J. E. W. , Arnold and M. E. Cassell and two sisters, Miss Kate N. Ash and Mrs. A. M. Robertson. She was a member of the congregation of St. Paul's Catholic Church.

10. Obituary: 10 Oct 1925, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 323 Mrs. Myda Arnold Cassell, widow of A. E. W. Cassell and daughter of Mrs. Emma M. Ashe and the late Leroy Arnold Ashe, who died Thursday nirght at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. H. A. Foiles, 2804 Green Street, will be buried tomorrow afternoon in St. Paul's cemetery. Funeral service will be conducted at 3 o'clock in St. Paul's Catholic Church.
Besides her mother and daughter, she is survived by three sons, J. E. W., Arnold and M. K. Cassell, and two sisters, Miss Kate N. Ashe and Mrs. A. M. Robertson, all of this city.

11. Funeral notice: 11 Oct 1925, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 324 Mrs. Myda Arnold Cassell, widow of A. E. W. Cassell, who died Thursday at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. H. A. Foiles, 2804 Green street, will be buried this afternoon. Funeral service will be conducted at 3 o'clock in St. Paul's Catholic Church.

Cassell--In the residence of her daughter, Mrs. H. A. Foiles, at 2804 Green street, Portsmouth, Va. on Thursday evening October 8, 1925, at 8:20 o'clock, Myda Arnold, widow of A. E. W. Cassell.
Funeral services at St. Paul's Catholic Church this (Sunday) afternoon, at 3 o'clock. Friends of the family are invited to attend.

12. Funeral: 12 Oct 1925, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 325 Mrs. Myra Arnold Cassell, widow of A. E. W. Cassell, who died Thursday at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. H. A. Foiles, 2804 Green Street, was buried yesterday afternoon in St. Paul's Cemetery. Funeral service was conducted at 3 o'clock in St. Paul's Catholic Church, the Rev. P. J. Morahan officiating.
During the service Miss Nannie Ohmsen sang, "Raise Me, Jesus." The funeral was largely attended and the floral offerings were numerous and beautiful.
The pallbearers were M. J. Scanlon, P. J. Lyons, William J. Reed, D. M. Nolan, William Hughes and D. J. Linehan.

13. Tombstone: Oct 1925, St. Paul's Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia. 326 Mother
Myda A. Cassell
Nov. 18, 1863
Oct. 8, 1925

14. Religion: member of St. Paul's Catholic Church, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 327

Children from this marriage were:

+ 30 F    i. Mary Emma Rosalie Cassell [973] 328,329 was born on 29 Nov 1884 in Portsmouth, Virginia,330,331 died on 27 Feb 1967 in Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia 331 at age 82, and was buried on 2 Mar 1967 in St. Paul's Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.331,332

Mary married Hiram Augustus Foiles [1109] 333,334 [MRIN: 409] (b. 11 Jul 1888, d. 23 Mar 1933) on 18 Jun 1916 in Portsmouth, Virginia.

   31 F    ii. Roalind Cassell [742] 126 was born in 1885 in Virginia.126

   32 F    iii. Elsie A. Cassell [205] 335 was born on 26 Sep 1886 in Portsmouth, Virginia 335,336 and died on 1 May 1888 in Portsmouth, Virginia 337 at age 1. The cause of her death was Meningitis.335

Death Notes: Name: Elsie A. Cassell
Race: white Sex: female
Date of Death: May 1, 1888 Place of Death: Portsmouth
Cause of Death: meningitis
Age: 1 year 7 months 5 days
Parents: A. E. W. & Mida A.
Place of Birth: Portsmouth
Name of Informant: Mida A. Cassell, mother

+ 33 M    iv. John Edwin Wadsworth Cassell [743] 338,339 was born on 5 May 1890 in Portsmouth, Virginia,338,340 died on 22 Feb 1930 in Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia 341,342 at age 39, and was buried on 25 Feb 1930 in St. Paul's Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.343,344

John married Ruth Rebecca Knight [1098] 345 [MRIN: 403] (b. Abt 1891, d. After 1924) on 28 Sep 1912 in 426 Lincoln Street, Portsmouth, Virginia.

   34 M    v. Arnold Cassell [692] 298,346 was born on 5 May 1892 in Portsmouth, Virginia,297,347 died on 9 Feb 1936 in Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia 348 at age 43, and was buried on 12 Feb 1936 in St. Paul's Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.297,349 The cause of his death was Alcoholism.350

Birth Notes: Name of Child: Arnold Cassell
Race: white Sex: male Born alive
Date of Birth: May 5, 1892 Place of Birth: Portsmouth
Father; A. E. W. Cassell
Father's Occupation: house joiner
Father's Residence: Portsmouth
Mother: Myda Cassell
(1) born at birth
Informant: Myda Cassell, mother

Research Notes: **check for any WWi records

Noted events in his life were:

1. Residence: 814 Naval Place, 1920-1931 & 1936, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 351,352

2. Occupation: coppersmith, 1922-28 & 1931, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 306,353

3. Orgainzations: membership in Veterans of Foreign Wars. 354

4. Census: U.S., Jun 1900, Western Branch Dist., Norfolk Co., Virginia. 300

5. Residence: 875 Wilson Street, Jun 1900, Western Branch Dist., Norfolk Co., Virginia. 300

6. Occupation: chick boy at Navy Yard, Apr 1910, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 126

7. Occupation: machinist helper at Navy Yard, Apr 1910, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 355

8. Deed: 12 Apr 1918, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 356 L. Kootz, et ux.
to B. & S.
Arnold Cassell
This Deed, made the 12th day of April, 1918 between L. Kootz and Annie Kootz, his wife, parties of the first part, and Arnold Cassell, party of the second part. Witnesseth, that in consideration of the sum of two thousand dollars, part of which is cash in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, and the balance is due on the deed of trust hereinafter mentioned, the said parties of the first part do grant, with general warranty, unto the said Arnold Cassell the following property, to wit: That certain lot of land, with its appurtenances, situarte in the City of Portsmouth, State of Virginia, and bounded and described as follows, to wit: Beginning at a point on the north side of Key Avenue, sometimes called Naval Place, and formerly called Cossack Street, two hundred and ten (210) feet west from the north-west intersection of Key Avenue and Eighth Street, and thence running westerly along Key Avenue thirty (30) feet; thence northerly ninety (90) feet; thence easterly thirty (30) feet; and thence southerly ninety (90) feet to the point of beginning; being a part of the land conveyed to the said L. Kootz by the deed of E. Parke Lindsay and wife dated July 10, 1916 and recorded in the Clerk's office of the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth in Deed Book 73 page 343. The deed is made subject to, and the said party of the second part expressly assumes a deed of trust to the Trustees of the Portsmouth and Norfolk County Building and Loan Association dated November 2, 1916 and recorded in the said Clerk's Office in Deed Book 77A page 86, and securing a bond for $1500. The said party of the second part agrees to pay all taxes for the year 1918. The said parties of the first part covenant that they have the right to convey the said land to the grantee; that the grantee shall have quiet possession of the said land, free from all encumbrances, except the deed of trust above mentioned; that they, the said parties of the first part, will execute such further assurances of the said land as may be requisite; and that they have done no act to encumber the said land, except the said deed of trust. Witness the following signatures and seals.
($1 Documentary Stamp)
L. Kootz
Annie Kootz
State of Virginia, City of Portsmouth, to-wit:
I, R. C. Barclay, a Commissioner in Chancery for the Court of Hustings for the City aforesaid, in the State of Virginia, do certify that L. Kootz and Annie Kootz, his wife, whose names are signed to the writing above bearing date on the 12th day of April, 1918, have acknowledged the same before me in my City aforesaid. Given under my hand this 15th day of May, 1918.
R. C. Barclay, Commissioner in Chancery
Virginia:
In the Clerk's Office of the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth on the 15th day of May, 1918: This deed was this day received and with the certificate thereto annexed admitted to record.
Teste: E. Thompson, Clerk
By: A. W. Robinson, D.C.

9. Deed: 12 Apr 1918, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 357 Arnold Cassell, et als.
to Trust
J. C. Proctor, et als, Trustees
This Deed, made this 12th day of April in the year 1918 between Arnold Cassell, unmarried, and Myda A. Cassell and A. E. W. Cassell, her husband, of the City of Portsmouth, in the State of Virginia, parties of the first part; and J. C. Proctor, W. K. Hodges, and L. McK. Jack, Trustees of the Portsmouth and Norfolk County Building and Loan Association, or the survivor or survivors of them, or their successors in office, parties of the second part and the said The Portsmouth and Norfolk County Building and Loan Associaton, party of the third part. Whereas, the said Arnold Cassell, Myda A. Cassell, and A. E. W. Cassell have executed to said Association their bond, bearing even date with these presents, in the sum of six hundred ($600) dollars, with a condition thereunder written in the following words and figures: "The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the said Arnold Cassell and Myda A. Cassell are subscribers for six Shares of Stock in the said The Portsmouth and Norfolk County Building and Loan Association, for which they have received from said association the sum of $600.00 that being an advance of the ultimate or par value of said shares of stock; now if the said Arnold Cassell and Myda A. Cassell shall well and truly pay to the said Association or its assigns, the said sum of $600.00 with interest thereon in accordance with the Constitution and By-Laws thereof, or shall pay the monthly dues of one dollar and sixty-five cents (($1.65) per share for each of said shares of stock. together with all fines and assessments, according to the said Constitution and By=Laws, then this obligation shall be void; otherwise it shall remain in full force and virtue." And Whereas, the said parties of the first part desire to secure the said bond and the performance of the condition thereof, as required by the Constitution and By-Laws of said Association: Now therefore, this Deed witnesseth, that the said parties of the first part, for and in consideration of the premises, do hereby grant with general warranty unto the said parties of the second part, the following property, to-wit: Those two certain lots of land, with their appurtenances, situate in the City of Portsmouth, Virginia, and bounded and described as follows, to-wit: Beginning at a point on the north side of Key Avenue, (sometimes known as Naval Place and formerly called Cossack Street), two hundred and ten (210) feet westerly from the northwestern intersection of Key Avenue and Eighth Street, and thence running westerly along the northern side of Key Avenue sixty (60) feet; thence northerly ninety (90) feet; thence easterly sixty (60) feet; and thence southerly ninety (90) feet to the point of beginning; being the same land conveyed to the said Arnold Cassell and Myda A. Cassell, (each as to one lot thereof) by the deeds of L. Kootz and wife bearing even date herewith and to be recorded herewith and forming a part of this transaction. This deed is made subject to a prior deed of trust made by L. Kootz and wife in favor of the said Associaton and duly recorded, (D.B. 77A p. 86) In Trust, to secure the bond aforesaid, and the true performance of the conditions thereof. And it is understood and agreed by and between the parties hereto, that in default of the payment by the said Arnold Cassell and Myda A. Cassell of the sum of six hundred dollars hereby secured,or, of the monthly dues, fines and assessments, as provided in the condition of the bond aforesaid, then the said parties of the second part, so soon as they shall be required so do by the said party of the third part, shall sell the property hereby conveyed at public auction, at such place as said parties of the second part may deem best, after having given at least ten days' notice of the time, place and terms of sale, in one or more newspapers printed in the City of Portsmouth or the City of Norfolk, for cash sufficient to pay all and expenses of sale, and so much as may or shall be due the said party of the third part whether of principal and interest, or dues, fines and assessments by virtue of the bond said; and the balance upon such terms as the said Arnold Cassell and Myda Cassell shall or, in default of any direction, upon such terms as said Trustees shall think fit. And to Arnold Cassell and Myda A. Cassell covenant that they will during the continuance of this keep the buildings on the premises hereby conveyed insured in a sum not less than six hundred dollars, against loss or damage by fire, and will assign the Policy or Policies of Insurance to said parties of the second part, as a further security for said bond; and that in defence thereof, the said party of the third part may have the same insured for the benefit of the trust, and charge the premium paid for such insurance as a part of the expenses of this. And it is understood that upon the payment of the bond aforesaid, a Released Deed will be executed at the cost of said parties of the first part. The said parties of the first part by waive the benefit of their Homestead Exemption as to this contract. Witness the following signatures and seals.
Arnold Cassell
Myda A. Cassell
A. E. W. Cassell
State of Virginia, City of Norfolk to wit:
I, Russell A. McCoy, a Notary Public for the City aforesaid, in the State of Virginia do certify that Arnold Cassell whose name is signed to the writing above bearing date on 12th day of April 1918, has acknowledged the same before me in my City aforesaid. My term of office expires Jan. 26th 1922. Given under my hand this 13th day of May, 1918.
Russell A. McCoy, Notary Public
State of Virginia, City of Portsmouth, to wit:
I, R. C. Barclay, a Commissioner in Chancery for the Court of Hustings for the City aforesaid, in the State of Virginia, do certify that Myda A. Cassell, and A.E.W. Cassell whose names are signed to the writing above, bearing date on the 12th day of April A.D. 1918, have acknowledged the same before me in my City aforesaid. Given under my hand this 13th day of April in the year 1918.
R. C. Barclay, Commissioner in Chancery
Virginia:
In the Clerk's Office of the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth on the 15th of May, 1918: This deed was this day received and with the certificates thereto annexed admitted to record.
Teste: E. Thompson, Clerk
By: A. W. Robinson, D.C.

10. Occupation: coppersmith for the U.S. Navy, 10 Jan 1920, Portsmouth, Virginia. 120,303

11. Residence: 814 Cassack Street, Jan 1920, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 120

12. Deed: 24 Dec 1921, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 358 Arnold Cassell, et als.
to Trust
W. K. Hodges, et als., Trustees
This Deed, made this 24th day of December in the year 1921, between Arnold Cassell (unmarried), Melvin K. Cassell (unmarried), Myda A. Cassell and A. E. W. Cassell, here of the City of Portsmouth in the State of Virginia parties of the first part; and W. K. Hodges, L. McK. Jack, and Charles R. Welton, Trustees of the Portsmouth and Norfolk County Building and Loan Association, or the survivor or survivors of them, or their successors in office, parties of the second part, and the said The Portsmouth and Norfolk County Building and Loan Association, party of the third part. Whereas, the said Arnold Cassell, Melvin K. Cassell, Myda A. Cassell and A. E. W. Cassell have executed to said Association their bond, bearing even date with these presents, in the sum of Fourteen hundred and fifty ($1450.00) dollars, with a condition thereunder written, in the following words and "The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the said Arnold Cassell, Melvin K. Cassell, and Myda A. Cassell are subscribers for fifteen Shares of Stock in the Portsmouth and Norfolk County Building and Loan Association, for which they have received said Association the sum of $1450.00 that being an advance on said shares of stock; that the said Arnold Cassell, Melvin K. Cassell, and Myda A. Cassell shall well and truly ?, the said Association or its assigns, the said sum of $1450.00 with interest thereon in accordance with the Constitution and By-Laws thereof, or shall pay the monthly dues of one dollar and fifteen cents ($1.15) per share for each of said shares of stock, together with all fines and assessments, according to the said Constitution and By-Laws, then this action shall be void; otherwise it shall remain in full force and virtue." And Whereas said parties of the first part desire to secure the said bond and the performance of condition thereof, as required by the Constitution and By-Laws of said Association, therefore, this Deed witnesseth, that the said parties of the first part, for and in consideration of the premises, do hereby grant with general warranty unto the said parties of the second part, the following property, to-wit: Those two certain lots of land with appurtenances, situate in the City of Portsmouth, Virginia, and bounded and described as follows, to-wit: Beginning at a point on the north side of Key Avenue (sometimes known as Naval Place and formerly called Cossack Street) two hundred and ten (210) feet west; the north west intersection of Key Avenue and Eighth Street; and thence running west along the northern side of Key Avenue sixty (60) feet; thence northerly ninety (90) feet thence easterly sixty (60) feet; and thence southerly ninety (90) feet to the point beginning; being the same land conveyed to the said Arnold Cassell and Myda A. Cassell (each as to one lot thereof) by the deeds of L. Kootz and wife, dated April 12th, 1918, and recorded in the Clerk's office of the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth in Deed Book 78-B pages 55 and 56, the said Arnold Cassell having since conveyed unto the said Melvin K. Cassell a one half interest on the lot which he owned by deed dated December 8th, 1919 and recorded in Deed Book 82-A page 513. In Trust, to secure the bond aforesaid, and the true performance of the conditions thereof. And it is understood and agreed by and between the parties hereto, that in default of the payment by the said Arnold Cassell, Melvin K. Cassell and Myda A. Cassell of the sum of fourteen hundred and fifty dollars hereby secured, or of the monthly dues, fines and assessments as provided in the condition of the bond aforesaid, then the said parties of the second part, so soon as they shall be required so to do by the said party of the third part, shall sell the property hereby conveyed at public auction, at such place said parties of the second part may deem best, after having given at least ten days' notice of the time, place and terms of sale, in one or more newspapers printed in the City of Portsmouth or the City of Norfolk, for cash sufficient to pay all costs and expenses of sale, and so much as may or shall be due the said party of the third part, whether of principal and interest, or dues, fines and assessments by virtue of the bond aforesaid; and the balance upon such terms as the said Arnold Cassell, Melvin K. Cassell and Myda A. Cassell shall direct, or, in default of any direction, upon such terms as said Trustees shall think fit. And the said Arnold Cassell, Melvin K. Cassell and Myda A. Cassell covenant that they will during the continuance of this trust, keep the buildings on the premises hereby conveyed insured in a sum not less than Fourteen hundred and fifty dollars, against loss or damage by fire, and will assign the policy or policies of insurance to said parties of the second part, as a further security for said bond; and that in default thereof, the said party of the third part may have the same insured for the benefit of this trust, and charge the premium paid for such insurance as a part of the expenses of this trust. And it is understood that upon the payment of the bond aforesaid, a Released Deed will be executed at the cost of said parties of the first part. The said parties of the first part hereby wavie the benefit of their Homestead Exemption as to this Contract. Witness the following signatures and seals:
Arnold Cassell
Melvin K. Cassell
Myda A. Cassell
A. E. W. Cassell
State of Maine, County of York, to-wit:
I, Leon E. Robbins, a Notary Public for the County aforesaid in the State of Maine, do certify that Arnold Cassell, whose name is signed to the writing above, bearing date on the 24th day of December 1921, has acknowledged the same before me in my County aforesaid. My term of Office expires latter part, 1922. Given under my hand and notarial seal this 12th day of January 1922.
L. E. Robbins, Notary Public
Seal L. E. Robbins Notary Public, Maine
State of Virginia, City of Portsmouth, to-wit:
I, R. C. Barclay a Commissioner in Chancery for the Court of Hustings for the City aforesaid in the State of Virginia, do certify that Melvin K. Cassell (unmarried), Myda A. Cassell and A. E. W. Cassell, her husband, whose names are signed to the writing above, bearing date on the 24th day of December A. D. 1921, have acknowledged the same before me in my City aforesaid. Given under my hand this 14th day of January in the year 1922.
R. C. Barclay, Commissioner in Chancery
Virginia:
In the Clerk's Office of the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth on the 23rd day of January 1922: This deed was this day received and with the certificates thereto are admitted to record.
Teste: E. Thompson, Clerk
By: a. W. Robinson, D.C.

13. Arrested: charged with "ardent spirits", 1924, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 359 1924--A. Cassell Ardent spirits
guilty Box 33, file 36-A

14. Arrested: charged with "ardent spirits", 1925, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 360 1925--Arnold Cassell Ardent spirits
guilty Box 35, file 90-A

15. Arrested: charged with "ardent spirits", 1925, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 361 1925--Arnold Cassell Ardent spirits
guilty Box 35, file 90-B

16. Sentenced: convicted of transporting liquor, 8 Oct 1925, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 362 Arnold Cassell, convicted of transporting liquor, was sentenced in the Court of Hustings to serve two months in jail, to pay a fine of $50 and was required to give $500 bond not to violate the Layman prohibition act within a year. His sentence will begin at the expiration of a term he is now serving. He was remanded to jail.

17. Arrested: charged with "ardent spirits", 1928, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 363 1928--Arnold Cassell Ardent spirits
discharged Box 40, file 15

18. Census: U.S., 11 Apr 1930, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 346 William A. Foiles, head of household, own home, value of home: 1,000, family does not live on farm, male, white, age 42, married at age 27, did not attend school since Sept 1929, can read & write, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va., speaks English, occupation: shipwright helper in Navy Yard, not a veteran
Mary E. Foiles, wife, female, white, age 45, married at age 30, did not attend school since Sept 1929, can read & write, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va., occupation: none
Raymond A. Foiles, son, male, white, age 3 years 11 months, single, did not attend school since Sept. 1929, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va., occupation: none
Arnold Cassell, brother-in-law, male, white, age 38, single, did not attend school since Sept. 1929, can read & write,born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va., occupation: gardenman-odd jobs, veteran of WW
Melvin K. Cassell, brother-in-law, male, white, age 34, single, did not attend school since Sept. 1929, can read & write, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va., occupation: machinist helper in Navy Yard, not a veteran

**Note: William A. Foiles should be listed as Hiram A. Foiles

19. Occupation: gardenman--odd jobs, Apr 1930, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 346

20. Arrested: charged with "ardent spirits", 1930, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 364 1930--A. Cassell Ardent spirits
guilty Box 46, file 166

21. Arrested: charged with "ardent spirits", 1931, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 365 1931--A. Cassell Ardent spirits
guility Box 47, file 31

22. Occupation: seaman, 1934, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 366

23. Residence: 2804 S. Green, 1934, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 366

24. Residence: 814 Naval Place, Feb 1936, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 354

25. Death notice: two Portsmouth men found dead from undetermined cause, 10 Feb 1936, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 367 Two Portsmouth Men Found Dead from Undetermined Cause
Bodies of Joseph C. Hale, 51, and Arnold Cassell, 43; Found in Kitchen of House Occupied by Former; No Marks of Violence
Two dead men were found in the kitchen of a house at 632 Jefferson street yesterday afternoon by police officers responding to an anonymous telephone call.
The men were indentified as Joseph C. Hall, 51, occupant of the house, and Arnold Cassell, 43, of 814 Naval Place. The cause of death had not been determined last night. The bodies were lying on a cot, fully clothed, and bore no marks of violence.
The police were without informantion as to who made the discovery, stating that they received a telephone call to make an investigation at the Hale home. Policemen Eden, Facenda and Soule responded in a radio car. They found Hale and Cassell lying on a cot, fully clothed. There was no fire in the room, although it appeared that there had been a fire in the stove some time previously, as the kitchen was smoky and there was considerable soot on walls and furniture.
A call was sent for the fire department pulmotor squad as soon as the bodies were discovered, but there was nothing the firemen could be when they arrived.
Police said they were unable to ascertain definitely when Hale and Cassell were last seen alive, although it was reported that they had been seen Saturday night in Hale's home.
There were no marks of violence on the bodies.
The coroner, Dr. E. T. Glover, was called to view the bodies. He said his investigation as to the deaths was not complete last night and consequently he would not draw verdicts immediately as to the cause of death. He expects to complete the investigation today.
It was the coroner's opinion that both Hale and Cassell had been dead several hours when their bodies were discovered.
Hale was a native of Berkley, but had resided in Portsmouth for the last 45 years. He was the son of the late Horace and Mrs. Mary R. Sykes Hale. He is survived by his wife Mrs. Sarah E. Ransone Hale; a daughter, Mrs. C. E. Condee; a son, H. C. Hale; a sister, Mrs. Nellie Fitzpatrick, a brother, Grandy Hale, and three grandchildren.
Funeral service will be conducted at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Condee, 517 Nelson Street. Burial will take place in St. Paul's Cemetery.
Cassell was a native of Portsmouth, the son of the late Edward and Mrs. Myda Arnold Cassell. He held membership in the Veterans of Foreighn Wars. A sister, Mrs. H. A. Foiles; a brother, Melvin K. Cassell, and a nephew, Raymond Foild, survive him.
The body was removed to the Flynn Funeral Apartments to be prepared for burial. Funeral arrangements will be completed today.

26. Death notice: alcoholism blamed for death of two, 10 Feb 1936, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 368 Alchoholism Is Blamed For Death of Two--John C. Hale and Arnold Cassell Found Dead in Former's Home
Joseph C. Hale, 51, and Arnold Cassell, 43, of 814 Naval place were found dead yesterday afternoon about 3 o'clock, lying on the floor of a dwelling at 632 Jefferson street, the home of Hale. Coroner E. T. Glover today pronounced the deaths due to alcoholism.
Police summoned by an anonymous telephone call, found the two men and Coroner Glover was immediatley notified. The latter said he found the two men lying on the floor and that rigor mortis, or stiffening of the bodies, had already set in. He stated he believed the men had been dead about 12 hours before their bodies were discovered.
Both bodies were fully clothed and bore no marks of violence. The coroner said several empty bottles, which had contained rubbing alcohol, were found in the room.
Policemen Eden, Facenda and Soule responded in a radio car, when the anonymous telephone call was received.
Although there was a stove in the room there was no fire and Coroner Glover stated that from appearances there had been none for some time.
Before Coroner Glover's arrival at the home, the department's pulmotor squad had been called but there was nothing the squard could do. Police were unable to definitely set the time when the two dead men were last seen alive but it was reported that they had been seen Saturday night at Hale's home.
Hale was the son of the late Horace and Mrs. Mary Sykes Hale. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sarah Ransom Hale, a daughter, Mrs. C. E. Condee; one son, H. C. Hale; a sister, Mrs. Nellie Fitzipatrick; a brother, Grandley Hale, and three grandchildren.
The body was removed to the Charles H. Myers funeral home on Court Street. Funeral services will take place from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. C. E. Condee, 517 Nelson street, tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock. Burial will be in St. Paul's cemetery.
Cassell was a native of Portsmouth, the son of the late Edward and Mrs. Myda Arnold Cassell. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. H. A. Foiles; a brother, Melvin K. Cassell, and a nephew, Raymond Foiles. He held membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Funeal services will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock, at St. Paul's Catholic church with interment in St. Paul's cemetery.
No inquest will be held, it is expected. Coroner Glover said as there were no witnesses, other than the investigating police officers, and that all possible information had been fully probed, he saw no necessity for an inquest.

27. Cause of Death: death due to acute alcoholism, 11 Feb 1936, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 369 Coroner Prepares Verdicts in Death of Hale-Cassell
Dr. E. T. Glover, coroner for the city, yesterday completed investigation of the deaths of Arnold Cassell, 43, of 814 Naval place, and Joseph C. Hale, 51, of 632 Jefferson street, who were found dead shortly after 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the kitchen of Hale's home. He drew verdicts to the effects that the deaths were due to acute alcoholism.
The bodies of Hale and Cassell were lying on a cot, one of them stretched across the other. Both were fully clothed. In the opinion of the coroner they had been dead several hours when they were discovered.
Funeral services for Arnold Cassell will be conducted at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning at St. Paul's Catholic Church. Burial will take place in St. Paul's Cemetery.
Rites for Joseph C. Hale will be conducted at 3 o'clock this afternoon at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. C. E. Condee, 517 Nelson street. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

28. Death notice: 11 Feb 1936, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 370 Cassell--In Portsmouth, Va., February 9, 1936, Arnold Cassell, son of the late Edward and Myda Cassell.
Remains will be taken from the residence of his sister, Mrs. H. A. Foiles, 814 Naval place, Wednesday morning to St. Paul's Catholic Church for funeral services with requiem high mass at 10 o'clock. Friends of the family invited to attend. Interment in St. Paul's Cemetery.

29. Obituary: 12 Feb 1936, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 371 Arnold Cassell, son of the late Edward and Myda Cassell, who died Sunday, was buried today in St. Paul's Cemetery. Funeral services were conducted this morning at 10 o'clock at St. Paul's Catholic Church with requiem high mass. Rev. Father F. Joseph Magri was the celebrant.
The casket was draped in an American flag and full military honors for the deceased took place at the graveside. There were a large number of floral designs.
As the funeral entered the church John Thompson, Jr., sang "Lead Kindly Light" and during the offertory rendered "Ave Maria". As the party left the church, Mr. Thompson sang "Our Lady of the Way."
Pallbearers were Bernard Temple, George C. Campbell, Joshua Grimes, Roy Wheatley, Francis Magstaff and Peter Kemp.

30. Tombstone: Feb 1936, St. Paul's Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia. 348 Son
Arnold Cassell
May 5, 1892
Feb. 9, 1936

   35 M    vi. Leroy Cassell [463] 372,373 was born on 18 Mar 1895 in Norfolk Co., Virginia,83 died on 18 Nov 1896 in Portsmouth, Virginia 53,372 at age 1, and was buried on 19 Nov 1896 in Oak Grove, Portsmouth, Virginia.83,372

Burial Notes: Name: Leroy Cassell
Age: 1 year 6 months
Died: November 18, 1896
Buried: November 19, 1896
Undertaker: C. H. Sturtevant
Place of Birth: Norfolk Co., Virginia
Residence: Norfolk Co., Virginia
Place of Interment: Oak Grove Cemetery, Avenue 11, lot 440


Noted events in his life were:

1. Residence: Fourth Street, extended, Nov 1896, Portsmouth, Virginia. 372

2. Record of Grave: 18 Nov 1896, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 83 Leroy Cassell
Died: Nov. 18, 1896, aged 1 year 6 months (grave unmarked)

Record of Grave--East Oak Grove Cemetery
West Half of Walk 11--South
Lot # 440 Ave. A--west Walk 11
M. J. Mathews, owner north half
A. W. Cassell, owner south half

3. Funeral: 19 Nov 1896, Portsmouth, Virginia. 374 The funeral of Leroy, the 18-months old son of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. W. Cassell, took place at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon from the family residence, on Fifth street extended, and the Interment was in Oak Grove cemetery.

4. Obituary: 19 Nov 1896, Portsmouth, Virginia. 375 LeRoy Cassell, an infant son of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. W. Cassell, died Tuesday night at the parents residence, Fourth Street entended. Funeral services from the residence this afternoon at 3 o'clock.

   36 M    vii. Melvin Kenney Cassell [693] 120,376 was born on 20 Aug 1898 in Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia,376,377 died on 19 Nov 1987 in Portsmouth, Virginia 378 at age 89, and was buried on 22 Nov 1987 in Portsmouth Catholic Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.378

Noted events in his life were:

1. Retirement: Norfolk Naval Shipyard. 378

2. Religion: Member of St. Paul's Catholic Church, Portsmouth, Virginia. 378

3. Organizations: Member of Knights of Columbus St. Paul's Council 418, Portsmouth, Virginia. 378

4. Census: U.S., Jun 1900, Western Branch Dist., Norfolk Co., Virginia. 300

5. Residence: 875 Wilson Street, Jun 1900, Western Branch Dist., Norfolk Co., Virginia. 300

6. Residence: 814 Naval Place, 1918-1939, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 376,379

7. Occupation: machinist at Shop 31 at the Norfolk Navy Yard, 1918-1936, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 352,376

8. Military: WW1 draft registration card, 12 Sep 1918, Portsmouth, Virginia. 380 Name: Melvin Kenney Cassell
Addrress: 814 Naval Place, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Va.
Age: 21 Date of Birth: August 20th 1898
Race: white U.S. Citizen: native born
Occupation: machinist helper
Employer's name: U.S. Government, Shop 31
Where employed: Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Va.
Nearest Relative: A. E. W. Cassell
814 Naval Place, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Va.
I affirm that I have vertified above answers and that they are true
Melvin Kenney Cassell
Registrar's Report:
Color of Eyes: blue Color of hair: light
Date: Sept 12, 1918

9. Physical Description: blue eyes & light hair, 12 Sep 1918. 376

10. Residence: 814 Cassack Street, Jan 1920, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 120

11. Arrested: charged with "ardent spirits", 1923, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 381 1923--Melvin Cassell Ardent spirits
not guilty Box 31, file 179

12. Census: U.S., 11 Apr 1930, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 346 William A. Foiles, head of household, own home, value of home: 1,000, family does not live on farm, male, white, age 42, married at age 27, did not attend school since Sept 1929, can read & write, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va., speaks English, occupation: shipwright helper in Navy Yard, not a veteran
Mary E. Foiles, wife, female, white, age 45, married at age 30, did not attend school since Sept 1929, can read & write, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va., occupation: none
Raymond A. Foiles, son, male, white, age 3 years 11 months, single, did not attend school since Sept. 1929, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va., occupation: none
Arnold Cassell, brother-in-law, male, white, age 38, single, did not attend school since Sept. 1929, can read & write,born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va., occupation: gardenman-odd jobs, veteran of WW
Melvin K. Cassell, brother-in-law, male, white, age 34, single, did not attend school since Sept. 1929, can read & write, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va., occupation: machinist helper in Navy Yard, not a veteran

**Note: William A. Foiles should be listed as Hiram A. Foiles

13. Occupation: helper, 1931, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 382

14. Occupation: clerk, 1939, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 379

15. Residence: 814 Gosport Place, 1940, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 383

16. Occupation: laborer at USN Yd, 1940, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 384

17. Social Security Number: 228-14-6820, 1987. 385 Name: MELVIN CASSELL SSN: 228-14-6820 Last Residence: 23702 Portsmouth, Portsmouth City, VA Born: 20 Aug 1898 Last Benefit: Died: Nov 1987 State (Year) SSN issued: VA (Before 1951 )

18. Residence: 1987, Aylwin Road, Portsmouth, Virginia. 378

19. Funeral Home: Foster Funeral Home handled the arrangements, 1987, Portsmouth, Virginia. 378

20. Tombstone: Oct 1987, St. Paul's Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia. 386 Son
Melvin K. Cassell
Aug. 20, 1898
Oct. 19, 1987

21. Alt. Death: 19 Oct 1987, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 377 *tombstone date is different from obituary date

22. Obituary: 21 Nov 1987, Portsmouth, Virginia. 387 Melvin F. K. Cassell
Portsmouth--Melvin F. K. Cassell, 89, of Aylwin Road, died Nov. 19, 1987, in a hospital.
Mr. Cassell, a native of Portsmouth, retired from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. He was a member St. Paul's Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus St. Paul's Council 418.
A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday in Portsmouth Catholic Cemetery by the Rev. James K. Disney. Foster Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Memorial donations may be made ito a favorite charity.

23. Funeral: graveside service conducted by the Rev. James K. Disney, 22 Nov 1987, Portsmouth Catholic Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia. 378 Sunday at 1 p.m.

   37 F    viii. Myrtal Cassell [437] 83 was born on 14 Jul 1901 in Norfolk Co., Virginia,83 died on 25 Jul 1902 83 at age 1, and was buried on 26 Jul 1902 in Oak Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.53,388 The cause of her death was Cholera infantum.388

Burial Notes: Name: Myrtle Cassell
Age: 1 year
Died: July 25, 1902
Buried: July 26, 1902
Cause of Death: Cholera Infantum
Undertaker: C. H. Sturtevant
Born: Norfolk Co., Va.
Rresidence: Norfolk Co., Va.
Place of Interment: Oak Grove Cemetery, Avenue 11, lot 440

Record of Graves--East Oak Grove Cemetery
West Half of Walk 11--South
Lot # 440 Avenue A--west Walk 11
M. J. Matthews, owner north half
A. W. Cassell, owner south half

Myrtal Cassell
Died July 15, 1902
Aged 1 year

Medical Notes: *An acute childhood disease, symptoms of which include vomiting, very high fever, diarrhea. The disease has a tendency to occur in the summer months. 389

Noted events in her life were:

1. Residence: 1902, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 388

2. Alt. Death: 15 Jul 1902, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 53

3. Record of Grave: 25 Jul 1902, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 83 Myrtal Cassell, died July 25, 1902, aged 1 year (grave unmarked)

Record of Grave--East Oak Grove Cemetery
West half of walk 11--south
Lot # 440 Ave: A--west Walk 11
M. J. Mathews, owner north half
A. W. Cassell, owner south half

13. Pauline Cassell [942] 171,201,202 was born on 31 Jul 1848 in Portsmouth, Virginia,195,203 died on 9 Jul 1918 in Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia 202,204,205 at age 69, and was buried on 11 Jul 1918 in Oak Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.195,206 The cause of her death was Cancer of the pancreas/contributory cause--bronchitis.204 Another name for Pauline was Lena.390

Death Notes: Certificate of Death
Name: Mrs. Pauline C. Johns Sex: female Race: white
Marital Status: widowed
Date of Death: July 9, 1918 Place of Death: 955 North Street
Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Va.
Date of Birth: July 31, 1848 Age: 68 years, 11 months
Occupation: none Birthplace: Va.
Name of Father: V. O. Cassell Father's Birthplace: Va.
Name of Mother: Jane Melville Mother's Birthplace: Va.
Name of Informant: Jno. F. O'Connor Address: city
I hereby certifiy that I attende deceased from Jany 4th 1916 to July 9, 1918 that I last saw her alive on July 9, 1918 and that death occurred, on the date stated above at 5:12 p.m.
Cause of Death: carcinoma of the pancreas
Duration: 2 yrs, 6 mos. 5 days
Contributory: bronchitis
Duration: 1 mo. 20 days
Signed: J. A. James, M.D. Date: July 10, 1918--city
Place of Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery Date of Burial: 7/11/1918
Undertaker: Flynn O'Connor Address: 816 Court St.

Burial Notes: Name: Pauline C. Johns Age: 68yrs. 11 months
Date of Death: 9 July 1918 Date of Burial: 11 July 1918
Cause of Death: Cancer of the Pancreas
Undertaker: Flynn O'Connor
Place of Birth: Virginia Residence: 950 North Str.
Place of Burial: Avenue J, Lot 14-a

Noted events in her life were:

1. Alt Birth: 31 Jul 1849. 202

2. Census: 1860 U.S., Jul 1860, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 151

3. Census: U.S., 23 Jul 1870, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 171

4. Residence: Jul 1860, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 151

5. Residence: 23 Jul 1870, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 171

6. Residence: 318 Bridge Street, Jun 1880, Farmville, Prince Edward Co., Virginia. 391

7. Census: U.S., 1900, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 392 Pauline Johns, head of household, white, female, born July 1849, age 50, widowed, mother of 6 children w/3 children living, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va., can read & write, speaks English, owns home-morgaged
Virginius M. Johns, son, white, male, born July 1872, age 27, single, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va., occupation: civil engineer, can read & write, speaks English,
Charles W. Johns, son, white, male, born Dec. 1875, age 24, single, born in Va, father born in Va., mother born in Va., occupation: civil engineer, can read & write, speaks English
James R. Johns, son, white, male, born Nov. 1877, age 22, single, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va., occupation: telegrapher, can read & write, speaks English

8. Residence: 367 North Street, Jun 1900, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 203

9. Census: U.S., 1910, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 393 Pauline C. Johns, head of household, female, white, age 60, widowed, mother of 6 w/3 children living, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va., speaks English, occupation: own business, read read & write

10. Residence: 947 North Street, 1910, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 394

11. Residence: 1916, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 79

12. Residence: 950 North Street, 1918, Portsmouth, Virginia. 204

13. Residence: 955 North Street, Jul 1918, Portsmouth, Virginia. 234

14. Religion: member of Trinity P. E. Church, 1918, Portsmouth, Virginia. 234

15. Tombstone: Oak Grove cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia. 395 Pauline Cassell Johns
July 31, 1849
July 9, 1918

16. Death notice: 9 Jul 1918, Portsmouth, Virginia. 396 Johns--At the residence, 955 North street, Portsmouth, Va., on Tuesday afternoon, July 9, 1918, at 3:12 o'clock, Mrs. Pauline Cassell Johns, widow of James M. Johns, and daughter of the late Virginius O. and Jane Cassell.
Funeral services at the residence Thursday morning at 11 o'clock.
Friends of the family are invited to attend.

17. Obituary: death of Mrs. Pauline Cassell Johns, 10 Jul 1918, Portsmouth, Virginia. 397 Mrs Pauline Cassell Johns
Mrs. Pauline Cassell Johns, widow of James M. Johns, died at 3:12 o'cock yesterday afternoon in the residence, 955 North street, at the age of 63 years. She was the daughter of the late Virginius O. and Mrs. Jane Cassell.
Mrs. Johns is survived by three sons, Virginius M. Johns of Howardsvill, Va., Charles W. Johns of Richmond and James R. Johns of this city. Three sisters also survive her. They are: Miss Ella J. Cassell and Mrs. Rosalie Martin of this city, and Mrs. Helen S. Webster, of Lexington, Va. Mrs. JOhns is also survived by four brothers, as follows: Charles M. Cassell, Norman Cassell and Heber C. Cassell, of this city. and Rev. Mortimer G. Cassell of Minter, Ala.
Mrs. Cassell was a member of Trinity P. E. Church.
The funeral service will take place at 11 o'clock tomorrow morning in the residence.

18. Funeral: of Mrs. Pauline Cassell Johns, 12 Jul 1918, Portsmouth, Virginia. 398 The funeral services of Mrs. Pauline Cassell Johns, who died last Tuesday, in the residence, 955 North street took place there at 11 o'clock yesterday morning. Rev. William A. Brown, rector of St. John's Episcopal church, officiated.
Burial took place in Oak Grove cemetery. The pall-bearers were as follows: William G. Maupin, Jr., John C. Niemeyer, John C. Emmerson, Henry P. Gilbert, John Nash Humes, and F. Nash Billisoly.
The service was largely attended, attesting the esteem in which Mrs. Johns was held. There was a profusion of floral tokens.

Pauline married James Madison Johns [1095] 207,208 [MRIN: 401], son of Melvin Johns [1096] and Ann [1097], on 8 Jun 1871 in Portsmouth, Virginia. James was born about 1848 in Buckingham Co., Virginia 207 and died between 1882 and 1900 203,399 about age 34. Another name for James was Melvin Johns.400

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage: 8 Jun 1871, Portsmouth, Virginia. 401 Marriage License
Virginia, City of Portsmouth, to wit:
To any person licensed to celebrate marriage, you are hereby authorized to join together in the Holy State of Matrimony, according to the rites and ceremonies of your Church, or religious denomination, and the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia
James M. Johns and Miss Pauline Cassell
Given under my hand, as Clerk of the Hustings Court of Portsmouth this 8th day of June 1871
Jas. D. Brady
Certificate to Obtain a Marriage License
Time of Marriage: June 8th 1871 Place of Marriage: Portsmouth City
Names of Parties: James Madison Johns & Pauline Cassell
Color: white
Age of Husband: twenty three years of age
Age of Wife: twenty two
Condition of Husband: single
Condition of Wife: single
Place of Husband's Birth: Buckingham Co., Va.
Place of Wife's Birth: Portsmouth City
Place of Husband's Residence: Farmville, Va.
Place of Wife's Residence: Portsmouth City
Name of Husband's Parents: Melvin & Ann Johns
Name of Wife's Parents: Virginius O. & Jane Cassell
Occupation of Husband: merchant
Given under my hand this 8th day of June 1871
Jas. D. Brady

2. Marriage Notice: 8 Jun 1871, Portsmouth, Virginia. 402 Journal--June 10, 1871
8th by the Rev. John S. Lindsay, James M. Johns of Buckingham County to Miss Pauline, eldest daughter of Capt. Virginius O. Cassell.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Alt Birth: Abt 1837, Virginia. 391

2. Occupation: merchant, Jun 1871. 207

3. Residence: Jun 1871, Farmville, Virginia. 207

4. Occupation: tobacconist, 1872, Farmville, Prince Edward Co., Virginia. 390

5. Census: U.S., 1880, Farmville, Prince Edward Co., Virginia. 403 James M. Johns, white, male, age 43, married, occupation: merchant, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va.
Pauline C. Johns, white, female, age 31, wife, married, keeping house, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va.
Virginius M. Johns, white, male, age 7, son, single, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va.
Charlie W. Johns, white, male, age 4, son, single, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va.
Jimmie R. Johns, white, male, age 2, son, single, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va.
Sarah Holland, black, female, age 23, servant, single, occupation: house servant, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va.

6. Occupation: farmer, 1880, Prince Edward Co., Virginia. 404

7. Residence: 318 Bridge Street, Jun 1880, Farmville, Prince Edward Co., Virginia. 391

Children from this marriage were:

+ 38 M    i. Virginius M. Johns [2916] 391,405 was born on 15 Aug 1872 in Farmville, Prince Edward Co., Virginia 405,406 and died before 1935.407

Virginius married Willie L. [2928] 405 [MRIN: 975] (b. Abt 1875, d. Between 1920 and 1930) before 1905.

   39 M    ii. Stillborn Male Johns [2925] 408 was born on 13 Mar 1873 in Farmville, Prince Edward Co., Virginia 409 and died on 13 Mar 1873 in Farmville, Prince Edward Co., Virginia.408

Birth Notes: Name: unnamed male (S.B.) Johns Date of Birth: 13 March 1873
Race: white Sex: male Birth: dead
Place of Birth: Farmville
Name of Father: James M. Johns Father's occupation: tobacconist
Father's residence: Pr. Edward Co.
Name of Mother: Paulina C. Johns How many born: 1
Informant: Jas. M. Johns, father

+ 40 M    iii. Charles White Johns [2917] 203,410 was born in May 1875 in Farmville, Prince Edward Co., Virginia,410,411 died on 16 Sep 1939 in Clifton Forge, Virginia 208,412 at age 64, and was buried on 18 Sep 1939 in Oak Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.208,413

Charles married Delia Hall Brooks [2922] 410,414,415 [MRIN: 973] (b. 7 Oct 1875, d. 6 Dec 1949) on 19 Jun 1901 in Portsmouth, Virginia.410

+ 41 M    iv. James Ragland Johns [2918] 400,416 was born on 10 Nov 1877 in Farmville, Prince Edward Co., Virginia,416,417,418 died on 16 Jul 1935 in Portsmouth, Virginia 418,419,420 at age 57, and was buried on 18 Jul 1935 in Oak Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.418,421

James married Grace Florence Kidd [2919] 400,423,424 [MRIN: 972] (b. 21 May 1885, d. 24 May 1962) before 1903.422

   42 M    v. Henry L. Johns [2926] 404 was born in Sep 1880 in Prince Edward Co., Virginia 425 and died before 1900.203

Birth Notes: Name: Henry L. Johns Date of Birth: Sept 1880
Race: white Sex: male Born: alive
Place of Birth: Prince Edward Co.
Name of Father: James M. Johns Father's occupation: farmer
Father's residence: Prince Edward
Name of Mother: P. C. Johns How many born : 1
Informant: Jas. M. Johns, father

   43 M    vi. N. C. Johns [2927] 399 was born in May 1882 in Prince Edward Co., Virginia 426 and died before 1900.203

Birth Notes: Name: N. C. Johns Date of Birth: May 1882
Race: white Sex: male Born: alive
Place of Birth: Prince Edward Co.
Name of Father: James M. Johns Father's Occupation: com. merchant
Father's residence: Prince Edward
Name of Mother: P. C. Johns How many at birth: 1
Informant: Jas. M. Johns, father

15. Helen Sarah Cassell [965] 171,209 was born from about 1851 to 1854 in Portsmouth, Virginia 171,209 and died between 1923 and 1934 about age 72.

Noted events in her life were:

1. Census: U.S., 23 Jul 1870, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 171

2. Residence: 23 Jul 1870, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 171

3. Residence: Oct 1885, Portsmouth, Virginia. 209

4. Residence: 1916, Lexington, Virginia. 79

5. Residence: 1918, Lexington, Virginia. 234

Helen married Dr. Frank Pearce Webster [1106] 210 [MRIN: 407], son of N. B. Webster [1107] and Isabella F. [1108], on 14 Oct 1885 in residence of V. O. Cassell, Portsmouth, Virginia. Frank was born about 1853 in Portsmouth, Virginia.210

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage: at the residence of V. O. Cassell, father of the bride, 14 Oct 1885, Portsmouth, Virginia. 427 Marriage License, Virginia, City of Portsmouth, to wit:
To any person licensed to celebrate marriages:
You are hereby authorized to join together in the Holy State of Matrimony, according to the rites and ceremonies of your Church, or religious denomination, and the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia,
Dr. Frank Pearce Webster and Helen Sarah Cassell
Given under my hand, as Clerk of the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth this 13 day of October 1885.
C. T. Phillips, Clerk
Time of Marriage: October 13, 1885 Place of Marriage: Portsmouth, Va.
Name of Parties: Dr. Frank Pearce Webster and Helen Sarah Cassell
Color: white
Age of Husband: 32 yrs. Age of Wife: 31 yrs.
Condition of Husband: single Condition of Wife: single
Husband's Birth: Portsmouth, Va.
Wife's Birth: Portsmouth, Va.
Husband's Residence: Norfolk, Va.
Wife's Residence: Portsmouth, Va.
Husband's Parents: N. B. Webster & Isabella F. Webster
Wife's Parents: Virginius O. Cassell and Jane Cassell
Occupation of Husband; Physician
Given under my hand this 13 day of October 1885.
C. T. Philips, Clerk
Minister's Return of Marriage
I certify, that on the 14th day of October 1885, at residence of V. O. Cassell, I united in marriage the above named and described parties, under authority of the annexed license.
A. S. Lloyd

Noted events in his life were:

1. Occupation: Oct 1885, Physician. 210

2. Residence: Oct 1885, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 210

16. Virginius O. Cassell Jr. [745] 131,211 was born on 20 Jul 1852 in Portsmouth, Virginia,211,212 died on 18 Nov 1934 in Portsmouth, Virginia 213 at age 82, and was buried on 20 Nov 1934 in Cedar Grove Cem, Portsmouth, Virginia.212 The cause of his death was Urenuld & chronic nephitis.212

Death Notes: Name: Virginius O. Cassell Jr.
Place of Death: Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia
Date of Death: Nov. 18, 1934
Sex: male Color: white Marital status: married
Spouse: Eliza Cassell
Date of Birth: July 20th, 1852 Birthplace: Portsmouth, Virginia
Age: 82 years, 3 months, 20 days
Occupation: civil engineer
Father: Virginius O. Cassell Birthplace: Portsmouth, Virginia
Mother: Jane Manning Birthplace: Portsmouth, Virginia
Informant: Virginius O. Cassell Address: 1822 County Street
Burial Place: Cedar Grove Cemetery Date of Burial: Nov. 20th 1934
Undertaker:
I hereby certify that I attended deceased from Nov. 1dt 1934 to Nov. 18, 1934. I last saw him alive on Nov. 18, 1934, death is said to have occurred on the date stated above at 2:45 p.m.
Cause of death:
Contirbutory cause: Ch. Nephitis

Burial Notes: My father Virginius O. Cassell Jr., son of V.o & Jane Cassell born July 20th 1852-died Nov 18th 1934
Note: Virginius O. Cassell Jr., was a city surveyor in 1893. In 1931 Virginius O. Cassell Jr. (Mary E.) was civil engineer. His home was 1822 County St.


Name: V. O. Cassell, Jr.
Age: 82
Died: November 18, 1934
Buried: November 20, 1934
Cause of Death: Urenuld
Undertaker: S. J. Flynn
Born: 1822 County St.
Residence: Portsmouth, Va.
Interment: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Avenue 4, lot 293

Noted events in his life were:

1. Residence: 1860-1870, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 151,171

2. Census: 1860 U.S., Jul 1860, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 151

3. Census: 1870 U.S., 23 Jul 1870, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 171

4. Occupation: surveyor, 20 Nov 1879, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 211

5. Occupation: civil engineer, 1880-1934, Hall's Corner, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 366,428

6. Census: 1880 U.S., 11 Jun 1880, Hall's Corner, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 428 V.O. Cassell, white, male, age 27, married, married in census year, occupation: civil engineer, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born iin Va.
Eliza Cassell, white, female, age 20, wife, married, married in census year, occupation: keeping house, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va.

7. Residence: 11 Jun 1880, Hall's Corner, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 429

8. Census: 1900 U.S., 13 Jun 1900, Western Branch Dist., Norfolk Co., Virginia. 430 Virginius O. Joe Cassell, head of house, white, male, born: July 1852, age 47, married 21, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va., occupation: civil engineer, can read & write, speaks English, owns home free of mortgage
Mary E. Cassell, wife, white, female, born: Sept. 1859, age 40, married 21 yeas, mother of 4 children w/4 children living, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va., can read & write, speaks English
Virginius C. Cassell, son, white, male, born: Aug. 1880, age 19, single, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va., occupation: drug store, can read & write, speaks English
Carroll H. Cassell, son, white, male, born: Jan. 1883, age 17, single, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va., occupation: studiying civil engineer, can read & write, speaks English
Virginia M. Cassell, daughter, white, female, born: Jan. 1889, age 11, single, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va., at school, can read & write, speaks English
Evaline F. Cassell, daughter, white, female, born: Jan. 1897, age 3, single, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va.

9. Residence: Jun 1900, Western Branch Dist., Norfolk Co., Virginia. 430

10. Residence: Rose cor Columbia, Cottage Place, 1900, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 198

11. Census: 1920 Federal U.S. census, 27 Jan 1920, Norfolk County, City of Portsmouth, Virginia. 431 Virginius O. Cassell, head of household, own home free of mortgage, male, white, age 67, married, can read & write, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va., speaks English, occupation: civil engineer, wage worker
Mary E. Cassell, wife, female, white, age 60, married, can read & write, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va., speaks English, occupation: none

12. Residence: 1822 County Street, 1933-1934, Portsmouth, Virginia. 131,432

13. Obituary: 19 Nov 1934, Portsmouth, Virginia. 433 V. O. Cassell, Jr., Engineer, Dies--Native and Lifelong Resident of Portsmouth Served as City Official
Virginius O. Cassell, Jr., 83, former city engineer of Portsmouth, died at 2:45 o'clock yesterday afternoon at his residence, 1822 County street after an illness of about two months. He was the son of Virginius and Mrs. Jane Manning Cassell.
Mr. Cassell was a native of Portsmouth and was a civil engineer by profession, engaging in that work all of his life. He served for serveral years as engineer of the city, and was widely known and esteemed.
He is survived by his wife; Mrs. Elisa Cassell; a son, Virginius C. Cassell; two daughters, Mrs. Frank S. Cooke and Mrs. Charles R. Lowe; two sisters, Mrs. Rosalie Martin and Miss Ella J. Cassell, and two brothers, Norman and Heber C. Cassell, all of Portsmouth. Several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and other relatives also survive him.
Mr. Cassell held membership in Atlantic Lodge No. 24, Knights of Pythias.
Arrangements for the funeral service were not completed yesterday.

Cassell--In his residence, 1822 County Street, Portsmouth, Va., Sunday afternoon, November 18, 1934, at 2:45 o'clock, Virginius O. Cassell, Jr., in the 83rd year of his age.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

14. Funeral: 20 Nov 1934, Portsmouth, Virginia. 434 Portsmouth Funerals--Virginius O. Cassell, Jr., 83, former city engineer, who died Sunday afternoon at his residence, 1822 County Street, will be buried this afternoon at Cedar Grove Cemetery. Funeral service will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock at the residence.

Virginius married Mary Elizabeth Cooke [829] 211,214 [MRIN: 217], daughter of P. H. Cooke [1008] and Olivia S. [1009], on 20 Nov 1879 in Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. Mary was born in Sep 1859 in Norfolk Co., Virginia,211 died on 7 Apr 1944 214,217 at age 84, and was buried on 10 Apr 1944 in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.214,217

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage: of V. O. Cassell & Mary E. Cooke, 20 Nov 1879, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 435 Date of Marriage: 20 November 1879
Place of Marriage: Portsmouth, Virginia
Husband: V. O. Cassell Age: 27 Status: single
Wife: Mary E. Cooke Age: 20 Status: single
Husband's birthplace: Portsmouth, Va.
Wife's birthplace: Norfolk Co.
Husband's residence: Portsmouth, Va.
Wife's residence: Norfolk Co.
Husband's parents: V. O. & Jane Cassell
Wife's parents: P.H. & O. S. Cooke
Husband's Occupation: surveyor
Person Performing Ceremony: Thos. J. Brady

Burial Notes: My mother Mary Elise Cassell, daughter of P. H. & Olivia Cooke born Feb. 1860 died April 17th 1944

Name: Mary Cooke Cassell
Age: 83 years
Date of Death: 4-7-1944
Date of Burial: 4-10-1944
Undertaker: Brennan
Residence: Waterview, Norfolk Co.
Interment: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Avenue 4, lot 293

General Notes: *Son, V. C. Cassell's birth record lists mother as Allice Cassell. Look to see if Virginius O. Cassell Jr. was married more than once.

Noted events in her life were:

1. Alt. Birth: Feb 1860. 80

2. Census: 1880 U.S., 11 Jun 1880, Hall's Corner, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 176

3. Residence: 11 Jun 1880, Hall's Corner, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 176

4. Occupation: keeping house, 11 Jun 1880, Hall's Corner, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 176

5. Census: 1900 U.S., Jun 1900, Western Branch Dist., Norfolk Co., Virginia. 430

6. Residence: Jun 1900, Western Branch Dist., Norfolk Co., Virginia. 430

7. Residence: 1822 County, 1935-1940, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 383,436

8. Obituary: 11 Apr 1944, Norfolk, Virginia. 437 Mrs. Mary Elsie Cooke Cassell, widow of Virginius O. Cassell, who died last Friday, was buried yesterday in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Funeral services were conducted at 10 o'clock yesterday morning at St. Paul's Catholic Church with requiem high mass. The Rev. Joseph F. Govaert, pastor, was celebrant. The euology was delivered by the Rev. J. Bernard Moore, assistant pastor.
Pallbearers were Joseph, Edward and Phillip Lowe, Alex Martin, Richard Hill and W. H. W. Cassell.

Children from this marriage were:

   44 M    i. Charles E. Cassell [676] 438 was born on 17 Jul 1876 in Portsmouth, Virginia 438 and died on 27 Jul 1876 in Portsmouth, Virginia.439 The cause of his death was Cholera Infantum.438

Death Notes: Name: Chas. E. Cassell
Race: white Sex: male
Date of Death: July 27, 1876 Place of Death: Portsmouth
Cause of Death: Cholera Infantum
Age: 10 days
Parents: V. O. & Mary Cassell
Place of Birth: Portsmouth
Name of Person Giving Information: V. O. Cassell, father

+ 45 M    ii. Virginius Charles Cassell [752] 440,441 was born on 30 Aug 1880 in Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia,440,442 died on 16 Apr 1936 in 1703 County Street, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia 443,444 at age 55, and was buried on 18 Apr 1936 in St. Paul's Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.445

Virginius married Mary Catherine McMahon [753] 446,447,448,449,450,451,452,453,454 [MRIN: 250] (b. Abt 1884, d. After 1940) on 27 Nov 1902 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.

+ 46 M    iii. Henry Carroll Cassell [790] 455,456 was born on 22 Jan 1883 in Western Branch Dist., Norfolk Co., Virginia,455,457 died on 24 Jun 1931 in 1822 County Street, Portsmouth, Virginia 458,459 at age 48, and was buried on 26 Jun 1931 in Oak Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.460,461

Henry married Maude Kathryn Sparkman [963] 223,303,462,463,464 [MRIN: 297] (b. 1890, d. 4 Dec 1924) on 1 May 1915 in Norfolk, Virginia.

   47 F    iv. Virginia Mary Cassell [975] 430,465 was born on 18 Jan 1889 in Western Branch, Norfolk Co., Virginia 430,466 and died after 1936.131,444

Birth Notes: Date of Birth: 1-18-1889
Child: Virginia Mary Cassell
Race: white Sex: female
Birthplace: Western Branch
Father: V. O. Cassell, Jr.
Mother: Mary E. Cassell
File # 17592

Noted events in her life were:

1. Census: U.S., Jun 1900, Western Branch Dist., Norfolk Co., Virginia. 430

2. Residence: Jun 1900, Western Branch Dist., Norfolk Co., Virginia. 430

   48 F    v. Evaline F. Cassell [976] 430 was born in Jan 1897 in Virginia 430 and died after 1936.444

Noted events in her life were:

1. Census: U.S., Jun 1900, Western Branch Dist., Norfolk Co., Virginia. 430

2. Residence: Jun 1900, Western Branch Dist., Norfolk Co., Virginia. 430

19. Norman O. Cassell [1496] 237,238 was born in Oct 1858 in Washington, District Of Columbia,128,239 died on 3 May 1948 in Portsmouth, Virginia 215,240 at age 89, and was buried on 5 May 1948 in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.215,241 The cause of his death was Artenosclerois.215

Burial Notes: Norman Cassell born Nov 5th 1858 died May 3rd 1948
Note: Norman Cassell in 1883 was an Attorney at Law with his father V. O. Cassell. Their office was located in Merchant & Farmers Bank Building. He went into the practice of law in 1882. Norman was grandson of Charles Cassell who was born in Genoa Italy Sept. 26th 1793 & died Sept 3rd 1855. Charles is buried with his son Virginius Cassell & family


Name: Norman Cassell
Age: 89 years
Died: May 3, 1948
Buried: may 5, 1948
Cause of Death: Artenosclerois
Undertaker: H. D. Oliver
Born: Portsmouth, Va.
Residence: Norfolk, Va.
Interment: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Avenue 5, lot 288

General Notes: BIO: Col. William H. Stewart, editor & compiler, History of Norfolk County, Virginia and Representative Citizens (Chicago, Illinois: Biographical Publishing Co., 1902), page 536:
Norman Cassell, a prominent attorney of Portsmouth, Norfolk County, Virginia, whose office is located in the Merchants & Farmers Bank building, has been practicing law in Portsmouth since 1882. He was born in that city, and is a son of Virginius O. Cassell.
Charles Cassell, the grandfather of Norman, located in Norfolk County, in 1826, coming from Washington, D.C. His son, Virginius O. Cassell, was born in the town of Portsmouth, Norfolk County. His death occurred there in 1891 at the age of 64 years. He was a lawyer, and at one time served as Commonwealth's attorney of Norfolk County. During the Confederate War, he was captain of a Virginia company and rendered valuable service in the Confederate cause. He married Jane Manning, who was born in Norfolk county, and is now residing in Portsmouth. They reared several children, who are engaged in various lines of business.
Norman Cassell attended the University of Virginia, took the degree of B. L. in June, 1882, and was admitted to the bar. He first began the practice of his profession in partnership with his father, under the firm name of V. O. Cassell & Son. Mr. Cassell possesses much ability as a lawyer and has won distinction as such in the city in which he resides. He has a large clientage, which increases each year, and he is well known in Norfolk County. In political belief, he is a Democrat, but takes no active interest in politics. Mr. Cassell lives with his family in Portsmouth. He attends the Protestant Episcopal Church.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Politics: Democrat. 4

2. Religion: Attends the Protestant Episcopal Church. 4

3. Alt. Birth: 5 Nov 1858. 80

4. Residence: 1860-1894, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 47,244

5. Census: 1860 U.S., Jul 1860, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 151

6. Census: U.S., 23 Jul 1870, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 171

7. Occupation: commissioned a Notary Public, 24 Nov 1879, Portsmouth, Virginia. 467 Monday, November 24th 1879
Present: The Hon. C. W. Hill, Judge

Norman Cassell who has been duly Commissioned a Notary Public under the hand of his Excellancy F. W. M. Holladay, Governor of Virginia, dated Richmond, Va., 19th day of November A.D. 1879, this day moved the Court for leave to qualify, which is granted, and thereupon the said Norman Cassell, together with V. O. Cassell his surety (who justified on oath as to his sufficiency entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of five hundred dollars conditioned according to law, which bond is ordered to be recorded. And thereupon the said Norman Cassell took the several oaths prescribed by law.
1879 Dec. 2nd--Certified

8. Occupation: Lawyer, 1880-1940, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 175,383 1882--Office is located in the Merchants & Farmers Bank building.
1883-V.O. Cassell & Son--434 High St.
1920-Law Bldg 430-432 High St. R. 3 Phone: 2429-J
1922-Cassell & Cassell (Norman & Wm. H. W.) 430-432 High St. R3 Phone 2429-J
1923--Cassell & Cassell (Norman & Wm. H. W.) Law Bldg 430 1/2 High Suite 3
Phone: 723
1925--Cassell & Cassell (Norman & Wm. H. W.) Law Bldg. 430 1/2 High Suite 3
Phone: 723

*Note: Norman Cassell in 1883 was an Attorney at law with his father V. O. Cassell. Their office was located in Merchant & Farmers Bank Building. He went into the practice of law in 1882. Norman was grandson of Charles Cassell who was born in Genoa Italy Sept. 26th 1793 and died Sept. 3rd 1855. Charles is buried with his son Virginius Cassell & family.

9. Census: U.S., Jun 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 176

10. Education: Degree of B. L. , Jun 1882, University Of Virginia. 4 He first practiced law in partnership with his father, under the firm name of V. O. Cassell & Son.

11. Residence: 434 High Street, 1883-1885, Portsmouth, Virginia. 105,179 Norman Cassell, (VOC & Son) h 434 High

12. Occupation 2: commissioner of deeds, 1890, Portsmouth, Virginia. Personal Information What to do next?

Name: Norman Cassell
Location 1: 434 High
Business Name: V O C & Son
Occupation: comm'r of deeds for N C and notary public
Year: 1890
City: Portsmouth
State: VA


Source Information: Norfolk City Directory, 1888. Norfolk, VA: J. H. Chataigne and Co., 1888. Norfolk City Directory, 1889. Norfolk, VA: J. H. Chataigne and Co., 1889. Norfolk City Directory, 1890-91. Norfolk, VA: J. H. Chataigne and Co., 1891.

13. Residence: 108 London Street, 1900-1940, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 198,383

14. Census: 9 Jun 1900, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 468 Norman Cassell, head of household, white, male, born Oct. 1858, age 41, married 8 years, born in D.C., father born in D.C., mother born in D.C., occupation: lawyer, can read & write, speaks English, own home free of mortgage
Mary V. Cassell, wife, white, female, born March 1859, married 8 years, mother of 2 children w/2 children living, born in D.C., father born in D.C., mother born in D.C.
William H. Cassell, son, white, male, born in April 1895, age 5, single, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va., can read & write, speaks English
Virginia S. Cassell, son, white, male, born in March 1896, age 4, single, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va.

15. Residence: 1916, Baltimore, Maryland. 79

16. Residence: Jul 1918, Portsmouth, Virginia. 234

17. Census: 1920 Federal Census, 14 Jan 1920, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 243 Norman Cassell, head of household, owned home free of mortgage, male, white, age 59, married, can read & write, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va., speaks English, attorney in a general practice, worked on own account
Virginia S. Cassell, wife, female, white, age 58, married, can read & write, born in Va., father born in South Carolina, mother born in Connecticut, speaks English, occupation: none
William H. Cassell, son, male, white, age 25, single, attended school since 1 Sept. 1919, can read & write, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va.
Virginia S. Cassell, daughter, female, white, age 20, single, can read & write, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va., speaks English, occupation: none
Meta E. Wigg, sister-in-law, female, white, age 64, single, can read & write, born in Va., father born in South Carolina, mother born in Connecticut, speaks English, occupation: none

18. Law suit: settlement of land, 9 Apr 1920, Portsmouth, Virginia. 469 Friday, April 9th 1920
Present: Hon. B. D. White, Judge

Fred W. Beazley and Paul G. Blanford, plaintiffs
vs
Mortimer G. Cassell, Jr., and others, defendants

This cause came on this day to be heard upon the papers formerly read, upon the report of Commissioners Brinkley, this day filed, to which no exceptions have been taken, the ten days required by law for the filing of the said report in the Clerk's Office, having been waived by all parties, by counsel, and was argued by counsel; On consideration whereof the Court doth confirm said report. And it appearing from said report that partition of the real estate in the bill mentioned cannot be had, that the plaintiffs, Fred W. Beazley and Paul G. Blanford, own an undivided twenty-nine thirty-sixths of said property and are willing to have the entire property allotted to them, and to pay to the other parties in interest such sums of money as their interest therein may entitle them to receive; that all the necessary and proper parties are properly before the Court; that the entire property is of the value of fifty-two hundred and fifty ($5250.00) dollars, that it has no annual value, and that the interests of the others defendants, who are all of the other parties interested therein, is an undivided seven thirty-sixths thereof, and that they are entitled to receive the sum of one thousand and twenty and eighty-one hundredths ($1020.81) dollars on account of their said interests; and the plaintiffs having paid into this Court, to be deposited to the credit of the court in this cause, the sum of one thousand and twenty and eighty-one hundredths ($1020.81) dollars, the Court doth adjudge, order and decree that the property in the bill mentioned and described, and which is bounded and described as follows: That certain lot of land, with the improvements thereon situated on the south side of High Street, in the City of Portsmouth, Virginia, beginning two hundred and forty (240) feet eastwardly from the Southeastern intersection of Fourth Avenue, formerly Grace Street, with High Street, thence East along High Street thirty (30) feet; thence South and parallel with Fourth Avenue, one hundred and eleven (111) feet, six (6) inches; thence West and parallel with High Street thirty (30) feet; and thence North and parallel with Fourth Avenue, one hundred and eleven (111) feet, six (6) inches, to the beginning, be, and the same is hereby allotted to the plaintiffs, Fred W. Beazley and Paul G. Blanford, infee; and the Court further adjudge, order and decree that said sum of one thousand, twenty and eight-one hundredths ($1020.81) dollars be forthwith deposited by the Clerk of this Court in the Bank of Tidewater, Incorporated, of the City of Portsmouth, to the credit of the Court in this cause, to be paid over to the parties interested therein, according to their respective interests, and as may hereafter be directed.
And the Court doth further adjudge, order and decree that the Clerk of this court shall immediately transmit to the Clerk of the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth, Virginia, a copy of this decree, and said Clerk is hereby directed to record and index the same according to Section 5216 of the Code of Virginia.

It is ordered that Court do adjorn to Court in Course.
B. D. White

19. Law suit: guardian ad litem, 1920, Portsmouth, Virginia. 469 Fred W. Beazley and Paul G. Blanford, plaintiffs
vs
Mortimer G. Cassell, Jr., Harriett H. Cassell, and Theous Powe Cassell, infants under the age of twenty-one years, Virginius M. Johns, Charles White Johns, James R. Johns, Mary C. Johns, Virginia Gavett Johns, Mary Adelia Johns, Charles W. Johns Jr., Pauline Grace Johns, Frances Lee Johns, James Healy Johns, and Janice mae Johns the last eight being infants under the age of twenty one years, defendants

This day came the plaintiffs Fred W. Beazley and Paul G. Blanford and by leave of the court filed their bill in this cause, and on their motion the court doth appoint Norman Cassell, a discreet and competent attorney practicing in this court, to defend the infant defendants, and thereupon by like leave the said Norman Cassell filed his answer as guardian ad litem to the infant defendants, Mortimer G. Cassell, Jr., Harriett H. Cassell, Theus Powe Cassell, Mary C. Johns, Virginia Gavett Johns, Mary Adelia Johns, Charles W. Johns, Jr., Pauline Grace Johns, Frances Lee Johns, James Healy Johns and Janice Mae Johns, and the answer of said infant defendants by him as their guardian ad litem, and by like leave of court Virginius M. Johns, Charles White Johns, and James R. Johns filed their joint and separate answer to said bill, and thereupon on motion of the plaintiffs this cause is placed upon the docket and set for trial. And thereupon this cause came on this day to be heard upon the bill of the plaintiffs and the exhibits therewith, upon the joint and separate answer of Virginius M. Johns, Charles White Johns, and James R. Johns this day filed, upon the answer of Norman Cassell guardian ad litem for all of the infant defendants and upon the answer of all of the infant defendants by said Norman Cassell their guardian ad litem upon general replications to said answers and was argued by counsel. On consideration whereof the court doth adjudge, order and decree that their cause be referred to one of the Commissioners in Chancery of this Court who is directed to examine into and make report to this court.
1. Whether the real estate in the bill mentioned is susreptible of partition in kind, and if not;
2. Whether any of the parties interested will take the entire property and pay to the others such sums of money as their interest therein will entitle them to receive; and if not,
3. Whether the interest of all parties interested therein will be promoted by a sale of the entire property and a sale of the entire property and a division of the proceeds amoung the parties entitled thereto.
4. Whether the necessary parties are before the court in this cause
5. The annual and fee simple value of the property
6. What if any liens, including taxes, there may be upon said land
7. Any other matter which he may deem pertinant or which he may be requested by any party to report.

Ordered that Court be adjourned till April 9th 1920, at 11 o'clock a.m.
B. D. White

20. Residence: 108 London, 1925-1928, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 309,470

21. Census: 1930 Federal census, 17 Apr 1930, Norfolk County, City of Portsmouth, Virginia. 471 Norman Cassell, head of household, own home, value of home: 10,000, owns radio, family does not live on farm, male, white, age 72, widower, did not attent school since 1 Sept 1919, can read & write, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va., speaks English, occupation: lawyer in general practice, actively at work, not a veteran
William H. Cassell, son, male, white, age unknown, single, did not attend school since 1 Sept 1919, can read & write, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va., speaks English, occupation: lawyer in general practice, actively employed, a veteran of World War 1
Ella J. Cassell, sister, female, white, age 76, single, did not attend school since 1 Sept. 1919, can read & write, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va., speaks English, occupation: none

22. Obituary: 4 May 1948, Portsmouth, Virginia. 472 Norman Cassell, 89, Former Lawyer of Portsmouth, Dies
Norman Cassell, 89, former Portsmouth lawyer, died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Sharp Willcox, 619 Graydon Avenue, yesterday at 6 p.m., after a long illness. A vative and lifelong resident of Portsmouth, he was the son of the late Virginius O. and Mrs. Jane Tatem Cassell.
Besides Mrs. Willcox, he is survived by one son, W. H. W. Cassell, of Portsmouth; two grandsons, Charles Sharp Willcox, Jr., and Norman Cassell Willcox; one granddaughter, Virginia Stevens Willcox; a great-grandson, Charles Sharp Willcox III, all of Norfolk, and one sister, Mrs. Robert L. Martin, of Portsmouth.
The body was taken to the H. D. Oliver Funeral Apartments pending arrangements.

23. Funeral: 5 May 1948, Portsmouth, Virginia. 473 Norman Cassell--The body of Mr. Cassell, who died Monday at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Sharp Willcox, 619 Graydon Avenue, will be taken from the H. D. Oliver Funeral Apartments to Trinity Episcopal Church, Portsmouth, for services today at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Stephen C. Walke, rector, and the Rev. Charles H. Holmead, former rector. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery.

24. Funeral Home: H. D. Oliver Funeral Apartments, May 1948, Portsmouth, Virginia. 240

25. Residence: 1948, Norfolk, Virginia. 215

Norman married Mary Virginia Stevens Wigg [814] 66,80,242,243,244,245,246,247 [MRIN: 308], daughter of Major Willian Hazzard Wigg [816] and Emma Maria Stevens [1102], on 20 Apr 1892 in 210 Crawford Street, Portsmouth, Virginia. Mary was born in Mar 1859 in Washington, District Of Columbia,80,243,246,468 died on 1 May 1923 in 108 London Street, Portsmouth, Virginia 80,474,475 at age 64, and was buried on 3 May 1923 in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.80,474,475 The cause of her death was Pneumonia.475

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage: 210 Crawford Street, 20 Apr 1892, Portsmouth, Virginia. 246 Marriage License, Virginia, City of Portsmouth, to wit:
To any person licensed to celebrate marriages:
You are hereby authorized to join together in the Holy State of Matrimony, according to the rites and ceremonies of your Church, or religious denomination and the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia,
Norman Cassell and Virginia Stevens Wigg
Given under my hand, as Clerk of the Court of Hustings Court of said city this 20th day of April 1892.
C. S. Phillip, Clerk
By: Louis Phillips, D.C.
Time of Marriage: April 20, 1892
Place of Marriage: Portsmouth, Va.
Name of Parites Married: Norman Cassell and Virginia Stevens Wigg
Color: white
Age of Husband: 33 yrs. Age of Wife: 31 yrs.
Condition of Husband: single Condition of Wife: single
Husband's Birth: Portsmouth, Va. Wife's Birth: Washington, D.C.
Husband's Residence: Portsmouth, Va.
Wife's Residence: Portsmouth, Va.
Husband's Parents: Virginius O. & Jane Cassell
Wife's Parents: W. Hazzard & Emma Stevens Wigg
Occupation of Husband: Attorney at law
Given under my hand this 20day of April 1892
C. S. Phillips, Clerk
by. Louis C. Phillips, D.C.
Minister's Return of Marriage
I certify, that on the 20th day of April 1892, at Portsmouth, Va. (210 Crawford St.), I united in marriage the above-named and described parties, under authority of the annexed license.
Robt. W. Forsyth

2. Wedding: A lovely April wedding, 20 Apr 1872, Portsmouth, Virginia. 476 April 21, 1872--A Lovely April Wedding
Miss Virginia Stevens Wigg, daugther of Mrs. W. Hazzard Wigg and niece of Admiral Stevens, U.S.N., a beautiful and charming young lady, was united in marriage to Mr. Norman Cassell, one of the handsomest and most promising young lawyer, yesterday afternoon at half past three o'clock, in the presence of a few intimate friends and relatives.
The parlors and hall were very prettily decorated and presented a most attractive appearance. The ceremony was conducted by Rev. R. W. Forsyth, rector of Trinity Church, and pastor of the bride and groom and took place at the residence of the bride's mother on Crawford street.
After the nuptial knot had been tied, an elegnt reception took place, which was largely attended by the elite of the city.
The newly wedded pair left on the Bay Line steamer for Philadelphia, where they will spend a week or so, and then continue their tour to other cities.
Upon their return to Portsmouth they will take up their residence in the elegant home on London street, recently purchased and fitted up in handsome style.
Among the ladies who assisted in the reception were the following: Mrs. Yates Alpine Wilson, Misses Nettie Blamire, Esther Wilson, Minnie Stumph, Annie Emmerson, Annie Palmer, Mattie Peters, and Meta Wigg.
Mr. W. H. Wragg, of Charleston, S. C., a nephew of the bride, was also present, with those from a distance.
The presents were elegant and numerous.
It has been a long time since two more popular young people have joined their fortunes together in Portsmouth and the progress joins the host of friends in wishing both every possble good for fortune.

3. Wedding: Norman Cassell to Virginia Stevens Wigg, 20 Apr 1892, Portsmouth, Virginia. 477 20 April 1892---Portsmouth--Orange Blossoms
At 3:30 o'clock this afternoon Mr. Norman Cassell, a prominent and popular young attorney-at-law, led to the altar Miss Virginia Stevens, the youngest daughter of Mrs. W. Hazzard Wigg. The ceremony was performed at the residence of the bride's mother no. 210 Crawford Street, by Rev. R. W. Forsythe, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, in the presence of the immediate family and a few friends. The double parlors were beautifully decorated with cut and growning flowers, evergreens and apple blossoms, and lighted by wax candles and shaded lamps.
The lovely bride, attired in white silk en train, with old point lace trimming, and bridal veil, with orange blossoms, entered on the arm of her brother, Mr. Sam P. Wigg. Wigh the groom came his brother, Heber C. Cassall as best man. After the ceremony was performed, according to the beautiful ritual of the Episcopal Church, a reception followed until 5 o'clock, when having received the congratualations and best wishes of all, the bride exchanged the wedding gown fro a traveling dress, and the happy couple drove to the Bay Line wharf, where the steamer was taken for a tour of the northern cities. The honeymoon will be spent in Baltimore, philadelphia, New York and Boston. On their return Mr. and Mrs. Cassell will reside at the residence recently purchased on London street between Crawford and Water.

Death Notes: Name: Virginia Stevens Cassell
Place of Death: 108 London Street, Portsmouth, Virginia
Date of Death: May 1st, 1923
Sex: female Color: white Marital status: married
Spouse: Norman Cassell
Date of Birth: Nov. 11th, 1859 Birthplace: Washington, D.C.
Age: 63 years, 5 months, 20 days Occupation: none
Father: Wm. H. Wigg Birthplace: South Carolina
Mother: Emma Stevens Birthplace: D.C.
Informant: Jno. F. O'Connor Address: city
I hereby certify that I attended deceased from January 1922 to May 1st, 1923. That I last saw her alive and that death occurred on date above stated at 10:44 p.m.
Cause of death:
Signed: F. White M.D. Address: P. O. Box 23 5/2/1923
Place of Burial: Cedar Grove Date of Burial: 5/3/1923
Undertaker: F. & O'C Address: city

Burial Notes: Virginia Stevens Cassell wife of Norman Cassell and daughter of Hozzard & Emma Stevens Wigg Nov 11th 1859-died May 1st 1923


Name: Virginia Stephens Cassell
Age: 65 years, 5 months
Died: May 1, 1923
Buried: May 3, 1923
Undertaker: Flynn & O'Connor
Born: Washington, D.C.
Residence: 108 London St.
Interment: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Avenue 5, lot 288

Noted events in her life were:

1. Alt. Birth: 11 Nov 1859, Washington, District Of Columbia. 80,475

2. Residence: Apr 1892, Portsmouth, Virginia. 246

3. Residence: 108 London Street, 1923, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 66,474

4. Religion: member of Trinity Episcopal church, Portsmouth, Virginia. 474

5. Obituary: 2 May 1923, Portsmouth, Virginia. 474 Death--Mrs. Charles Stevens Cassell, wife of Norman Cassell, and daughter of the late William Hazzard, and Mrs. Emma Stevens Wigg, died in her home at 108 London Street at 10:45 o'clock last night.
Besides her husband she is survived by one son, William Hazzard Wigg Cassell, of Portsmouth; one daughter, Mrs. Charles Sharp Wilcox, of Norfolk, and one sister, Miss meta Wigg, of Portsmouth.
She was a member of the Trinity Episcopal church.
The funeral will be held from the hour to be announced later. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery.

6. Funeral: 3 May 1923, Portsmouth, Virginia. 478 Mrs. Virginia Stevens Cassell, wife of Norman Cassell, who died Tuesday night in the residence, 108 London Street, was buried yesterday afternoon in Cedar Grove cemetery. Funeral service was conducted in the residence at 3 o'clock, Rev. Charles H. Holmead, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, officiating. The service was largely attended.
The pallbearers were as follows: John C. Niemeyer, R. E. Crump, F. L. Crocker, H. F. Butt, R. S. Marshall, J. Davis Reed, T. W. Mathews and John C. Emmerson.
There was a profusion of floral tokens of respect and esteem.

Children from this marriage were:

   49 M    i. Infant son Cassell [1658] 61,80 was born in Jan 1893 in Portsmouth, Virginia,61 died in Jan 1893,61,288 and was buried on 3 Jan 1893 in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.61,479

Burial Notes: Infant son of Norman & Virginia Cassell died Jan 1893

Name: Infant of Norman Cassell (stillborn)
Buried: January 3, 1893
Undertaker: Gaskins & Sturtevant
Born: Portsmouth
Residence: London St.
Interment: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Avenue 5, lot 288

   50 M    ii. Male Cassell [662] 480 was born on 2 Jan 1892 in Portsmouth, Virginia.245

Birth Notes: Name of Child: Cassell
Race: white Sex: male Born alive
Date of Birth: Jan. 2, 1892 Place of Birth: Portsmouth
Father: Norman Cassell
Father's Occupation: lawyer
Father's Residence: Portsmouth
Mother: Virginia S. Cassell
(1) born at birth
Informant: Norman Cassell, father

+ 51 M    iii. William Hazzard Wigg Cassell [813] 481,482 was born on 21 Aug 1894 in Portsmouth, Virginia,244,481 died on 7 Sep 1972 in Portsmouth, Virginia 483,484 at age 78, and was buried on 9 Sep 1972 in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.483,484

William never married.

+ 52 F    iv. Virginia Stevens Cassell [815] 485,486 was born in Mar 1896 in Portsmouth, Virginia 239,485 and died after 1948.

Virginia married Charles Sharp Wilcox Sr. [818] 485,487 [MRIN: 311] (b. Abt 1897) on 18 Nov 1920 in Portsmouth, Virginia.

   53 F    v. Meta Manning Cassell [1659] 488,489 was born on 10 May 1898 in Portsmouth, Virginia,80 died on 17 Oct 1899 in London Street, Portsmouth, Virginia 488,489 at age 1, and was buried on 19 Oct 1899 in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.288,488

Burial Notes: Daughter Meta Manning Cassell born May 10th 1898 died Oct 17th 1899

Name: Meta Manning Cassell
Age: 1 year, 5 months
Died: October 17, 1899
Buried: October 19, 1899
Undertaker: D. V. Gaskins
Born: Portsmouth, Va.
Residence: 108 London
Interment: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Avenue 5, lot 288

Noted events in her life were:

1. Residence: 108 London, 1899, Portsmouth, Virginia. 488

2. Obituary: death of Meta Manning Cassell, 17 Oct 1899, Portsmouth, Virginia. 490 October 17th, 1899 at 5:oo o'clock p.m. at the residence of her parents, no. 108 London street, Meta Manning Cassell, infant daughter of Norman Cassell and Virginia S. Cassell, aged 17 months.
Funeral will be taken place Thursday, October 19th, at 4 o'clock from the residence of the parents

3. Death notice: 18 Oct 1899, Norfolk, Virginia. 491 Mr. and Mrs. Norman Cassell lost by death last night, at their residence on London Street, their infant daughter, Meta. The little one had only been sick a few days.

4. Funeral: 19 Oct 1899, Norfolk, Virginia. 492 The funeral of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Cassell's little daughter took place from their residence, on London Street yesterday afternoon. The services were conducted by Rev. W. C. Farland.

5. Funeral: of Meta Manning Cassell, 19 Oct 1899, Portsmouth, Virginia. 493 19 October 1899--A Day in Portsmouth--Matters of Local Interest Carefully Chronicled
The funeral of Meta Manning, infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Norman Cassell, whose death occurred at their residence, no. 108 London street, Tuesday evening, will take place from the residence tomorrow afternoon at 4 o'clock.

21. Heber Chisholm Cassell [822] 252,253 was born on 8 Aug 1863 in Portsmouth, Virginia,216,254 died on 8 Mar 1936 in 211 Crawford Street, Portsmouth, Virginia 255,256 at age 72, and was buried on 11 Mar 1936 in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.256,257 The cause of his death was Bronco pneumonia brought on by LaGrippe.257

Birth Notes: Name of Child: Heber C. Cassell
Race: white Sex: male
Date of Birth: August 8, 1863 Place of Birth: Portsmouth
Father: Virginius Cassell
Father's Occupation: lawyer
Father's Residence: Portsmouth
Mother: Jane Cassell
Informant: Jane Cassell, mother

Death Notes: Name: Heber Chisholm Cassell
Residence: 211 Crawford Street
Place of Death: Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia
Date of Death: March 8th, 1936
Sex: male Color: white Marital Status: married
Spouse: Marion M. Cassell
Date of Birth: Aug. 8th, 1862 Birthplace: Portsmouth, Virginia
Age: 73 years, 7 months
Occupation: Surveyor
Father: Virginius O. Cassell Birthplace: Virginia
Mother: Jane Manning Birthplace: Virginia
Informant: Norman Cassell Address: Portsmouth, Va.
Burial: Cedar Grove cemetery Burial Date: March 11, 1936
Undertaker: Samuel J. Flynn Address: Portsmouth, Virginia
I hereby certify, that I attended deceased from Feb. 29, 1936 to Mch. 8, 1936. I last saw him alive on Mch. 8, 1936. Death is said to have occurred on the date stated above at 10 a.m.
Cause of Death: Broncial pneumonia
Contributory cause: Lagrippe
Signed: T. S. Cooke Address: Portsmouth, Va.

Burial Notes: Name: Heber C. Cassell
Age: 73 years, 7 months
Died: March 8, 1936
Buried: March 11, 1936
Cause of Death: Bronco Pneumonia
Undertaker: S. J. Flynn
Born: Portsmouth, Va.
Residence: 211 Crawford St.
Interment: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Avenue 4, lot 228

Medical Notes: *Influenza 494

Noted events in his life were:

1. Alt. Birth: 8 Aug 1862, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 257

2. Residence: 1870-1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 171,176

3. Census: U.S., 1870, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 171

4. Census: U.S., Jun 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 176

5. Residence: 434 High Street, 1882-1905, Portsmouth, Virginia. 177,253 Heber C. Cassell, farmer 434 High

6. Occupation: clerk, 1882, Portsmouth, Virginia. 177

7. Occupation: farmer, 1883, Portsmouth, Virginia. 179

8. Funeral: attend funeral of sister, Eveleen Cassell, 17 Jun 1890, Portsmouth, Virginia. 281 17 June 1890---Personal
Mr. Hebe Cassell arrived Sunday afternoon to attend the funeral of his sister.

9. Occupation: civil engineer, 1900-1928, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 64,470

10. Census: U.S., Jun 1900, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 216

11. Residence: 1916, Baltimore, Maryland. 79

12. Residence: Jul 1918, Portsmouth, Virginia. 234

13. Residence: 211 Crawford Street, 1920-1936, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 303,352

14. Occupation: surveyor, 1920-1936, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 303,352

15. Census: 1920 Federal U.S. census, 14 Jan 1920, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 495 Heber C. Cassell, head of household, own home, free of mortgage, male, white, age 55, married, can read & write, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va., speaks Enligsh, occupation: civil engineer, wage worker
Marion D. Cassell, wife, female, white, age 52, married, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va., speaks English, occupation: none

16. Occupation: civil engineer, 1925, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 309

17. Land: bought lot # 3 in block # 9 on a plat of "LaFayette Annex", 22 Apr 1929, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 496 State of South Carolina, County of Richland,
This deed, made and entered into this 22nd day of April 1929, between Mary Etta C. Clark and Katherine S. Clark, of the City of Columbia, County of Richland, State of South Carolina, sole heirs at law of the late Washington Clark of said City, County and State, and Heber C. Cassell of Norfolk County, State of Virginia:
Witnesseth: That in consideration of the sum of one hundred and fifty ($150) dollars the said Mary Etta C. Clark and Katherine S. Clark do grant unto the said Heber C. Cassell the following property, to-wit:
All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land lying in the County of Norfolk, Virginia, and known on a plat of "LaFayette Annex" made by C. F. Petrie and James Riddle, Civil Engineers, and duly recorded in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Norfolk County, Virginia, in Map Book No. 6 at page 99, and known, numbered and designated as lot No. 3 in Block No. 9 and being the same premises conveyed to the said Washington Clark by W. C. Fripp by his deed dated the 16th day of February 1915, and recorded in the office of Clerk of Court of Norfolk County, Virginia.
In testimony whereof, the said Mary Etta C. Clark and Katherine S. Clark, have hereunto set their hands and seals this 22nd day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty-nine.
Mary Etta C. Clark (L.S.)
Katherine S. Clark (L.S.)
Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of: Carroll Ashby
E. W. Mullins
State of South Carolina, County of Richland,
I, Paul A. Cooper a notary public in and for the County of Richland, State of South Carolina do certify that the execution of the writing above bearing date the 22nd day of April, 1929, by Mary Etta C. Clark and Katherine S. Clark whose names are signed thereto was proved before me in my County aforesaid by the evidence on the oath of Carroll Ashby and E. W. Mullins, subscribing witnesses to said writing.
Paul A. Cooper (L.S.)
Notary Public for the County of Richland, State of South Carolina
State of South Carolina,
County of Richland, to-wit:
I, Paul A. Cooper, a notary public in and for the County aforesaid in the State of South Carolina, do certify that Mary Etta C. Clark (widow) and Katherine S. Clark, (unmarried) whose names are signed to the writing annexed bearing date the 22nd day of April, 1929 have acknowledged the same before me in my County aforesaid.
Given under my hand this 29th day of April, 1929
Paul A. Cooper (L.S.)
Notary Public for South Carolina
My commission expires at the Pleasure of the Governor of S.C.
Virginia: In the Clerk's Office of the Corporation Court of the City of Norfolk on the 29th day of June, 1929 at 10:40 A.M. This deed was this day received and upon certificates of acknowledgment thereto annexed, admitted to record.
Teste: W. L. Prieur, Jr., Clerk
By: J. A. McCourt, D.C.

18. Census: 1930 Federal U.S. census, Apr 1930, Norfolk County, City of Portsmouth, Virginia. 497 Heber C. Cassell, head of household, own home, value of home: 5,000, own radio, does not live on farm, male, white, age 65, married, 40 years old when last married, did not attend school since 1 Sept 1929, can read & write, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va., speaks English, occupation: surveyor, active at work, not a veteran
Marion M. Cassell, wife, female, white, age 60, married, age 35 when last married, did not attend school since 1 Sept. 1929, can read & write, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va., speaks English, occupation: none
Josiah Murdaugh, brother in law, male, white, age 48, single, did not attend school since 1 Sept 1929, can read & write, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va., speaks English, occupation: clerk in law office, active at work, not a veteran

19. Land: sold lot # 3 on block # 9 on plat of LaFayette Annex, 2 Feb 1932, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 498 This deed, made the 2nd day of February, in the year nineteen hundred and thirty two between Heber C. Cassell, and Marion D. Cassell, his wife of the City of Portsmouth, in the State of Virginia, parties of the first part and George L. Hayes, party of the second part.
Witnesseth: that in consideration of the sum of three hundred and fifty ($350) dollars, the said parties of the first part do grant, with general warranty unto the said party of the second part the following property, to-wit:
All that certain lot, piece or parcel of land, situate in the City of Norfolk, State of Virginia, and known, numbered, and designated as lot number three (3) in block number nine (9) as shown on the plat of the property of the "Lafayette Annex", made by C. F. Petrie, and James Riddle, Civil Engineers, and duly recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of the County of Norfolk Virginia, in map book number 6 (6), page ninety nine (99) and being the same property which was conveyed to the said Heber C. Cassell by the deed of Mary Etta Clark, and Katherine S. Clark, dated the 22nd day of April 1929, and recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Corporation Court of the City of Norfolk, Virginia, in deed book 311 B, page 314, to which reference is hereby made.
The said parties of the first part covenant that they have the right to convey the said land to the grantee, that the grantee shall have quiet possession of the said land, free from all encumbrances, that they the said parties of the first part will execute such further assurances of the said land as may be requisite, and that they have done no act to incumber the said land.
Witness the following signatures and seals;
Heber C. Cassell (seal)
Marion D. Cassell (seal)
State of Virginia; City of Portsmouth, to-wit:
I, Etheleen Mitchell Ballentine, a notary public for the City aforesaid, in the State of Virginia, do certify that Heber C. Cassell, and Marion D. Cassell, his wife whose names are signed to the writing above, bearing date on the 2nd day of February in the year nineteen hundred and thirty two have acknowledged the same before me in my city aforesaid.
My commission expires September 9th, 1933.
Given under my hand this 15th day of February in the year 1932.
Etheleen Mitchell Ballentine
Notary Public
I was commissioned as Etheleen Mitchell.
Virginia: In the Clerk's Office of the Corporation Court of the City of Norfolk on the 16th day of February 1932 at 3:40 P.M. This deed was this day received, and upon certificate of acknowledgment, thereto annexed, admitted to record.
Teste: W. L. Prieur, Jr., Clerk
By: J. A. McCourt, D. C.

20. Obituary: 9 Mar 1936, Norfolk, Virginia. 499 Heber Chisholm Cassell--Husband of Marion Murdaugh Cassell and son of Virginius O. and Jane Manning Cassell, died at his residence, 211 Crawford Street, at 10 o'clock a.m., March 8, 1936.
Funeral services will be held at the residence Wednesday, March 11, 1936, at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends of the family invited to attend. Interment, Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Va. Please omit flowers.

Heber married Marion Dixon Murdaugh [823] 259,260,261 [MRIN: 312], daughter of C. W. Murdaugh [824] and Eugenia D. [1101], on 9 Aug 1905 in Portsmouth, Virginia.258 Marion was born about 1870 in Portsmouth, Virginia,259,260 died on 16 Jan 1944 217 about age 74, and was buried on 18 Jan 1944 in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.217

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage: 9 Aug 1905, Portsmouth, Virginia. 500 Marriage License, Virginia, City of Portsmouth, to wit:
To any person licensed to celebrate marriages:
You are hereby authorized to join together in the Holy State of Matrimony, according to the rites and ceremonies of your Church, or religious denomination, and the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia,
Heber C. Cassell and Marion D. Murdaugh
Given under my hand, as Clerk of the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth this 8th day of August 1905
C. T. Phillip, Clerk
By: E. Thompson, D.C.
Time of Marriage: Aug. 9th, 1905 Place of Marriage: Portsmouth, Va.
Names of Parties: Heber Chisholm Cassell & Marion Dixon Murdaugh
Color: white
Age of Husband: 43 years Age of Wife: 39 years
Condition of Husband: single Condition of Wife: single
Husband's Birth: Portsmouth, Va. Wife's Birth: Portsmouth, Va.
Husband's Residence: Portsmouth, Va.
Wife's Residence: Portsmouth, Va.
Husband's Parents: V. O. & Jane Cassell
Wife's Parents: C. W. & Eugenia D. Murdaugh
Occupation of Husband: civil engineer
Given under my hand this 8th day of August 1905
C. T. Phillip, Clerk
By. E. Thompson, D.C.
Certificate of Time & Place of Marriage:
I, Wm. A. Brown, a Presbyter of the Protestant Episcopal Church, or religious order of that name, do certify that on the 9th day of August 1905, at Portsmouth, Va., under authority of the above license, I united in marriage the persons named and described therein.
Given under my hand this tenth day of August 1905
Wm. A. Brown

Burial Notes: Marin M. Cassell
Age: 77years, 1 months
Date of Death: 1-16-1944
Date of Burial: 1-18-1944
Cause of Death: Artuvliose
Undertaker: Brennan
Place of Birth: Portsmouth, Va.
Residence: 580 Denbrook Avenue
Interment: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Avenue 4, lot 228

Noted events in her life were:

1. Residence: Aug 1905, Portsmouth, Virginia. 260

2. Residence: 211 Crawford Street, 1920-1940, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 220,259,379,383,501,502

22. Rosalie Cassell [968] 176,262 was born about 1866 in Portsmouth, Virginia 176,262 and died after 1948.

Noted events in her life were:

1. Census: U.S., 23 Jul 1870, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 171

2. Census: U.S., Jun 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 176

3. Residence: 23 Jul 1870, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 171

4. Residence: Jun 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 176

5. Residence: Mar 1889, Portsmouth, Virginia. 262

6. Residence: 1916, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 79

7. Residence: 1948, Portsmouth, Virginia. 240

Rosalie married Robert Lee Martin [1103] 264,265,266 [MRIN: 405], son of Alexander W. Martin [1104] and Virginia A. [1105], on 4 Mar 1889 in 434 High Street, Portsmouth, Virginia.263 Robert was born about 1864 in Petersburg, Virginia.264,266

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage: 434 High Street, 4 Mar 1889, Portsmouth, Virginia. 503 Marriage License, Virginia, City of Portsmouth, to-wit:
To any person licensed to celebrate marriages:
You are hereby authorized to join together in the Holy State of Matrimony, according to the sites and ceremonies of your Church or religious denominations, and the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia
Robert Lee Martin and Rosalie Caseell
Given under my hand, as Clerk of the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth this 4th day of March 1889
C. T. Phiilips, Clerk
By: Al. W. Haney, C.D.
Time of Marriage: March 4, 1889 Place of Marriage: Portsmouth, Va.
Name of Parties: Robert Lee Martin and Rosalie Cassell
Color: white
Age of Husband: 25 years Age of Wife: 22 years
Condition of Husband: single Condition of Wife: single
Husband's birth: Petersburg, Va. Wife's birth: Portsmouth, Va.
Husband's Residence: Portsmouth, Va.
Wife's Residence: Portsmouth, Va.
Husband's Parents: A. W. & Virginia A. Martin
Wife's Parents: V. O. and Jane Cassell
Occupation of Husband: broker
Given under my hand this 4th day of March 1889
C. T. Phillips, Clerk
By: A. W. Haney, D.C.
Minister's Return of Marriage
I certify, that on the 4th day of March 1889 at 434 High Street, Portsmouth, Va., I united in marriage the above named and described parties, under authority of the annexed license.
Frederick F. Reese, Rector
Trinity Ch., Portsmouth, Va.

2. Wedding: marriage of Robert Lee Martin to Rosalie Cassell, 4 Mar 1889, Portsmouth, Virginia. 504 5 March 1889---A Quiet Wedding
Our popular young friend, Robert Lee Martin, and the lovely Miss Rosalie Cassell, youngest daughter of Captain V. O. Cassell, were quietly married yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the residence of the bride's parents on High street in the presence only of the family and immediate friends. Rev. F. F. Reese, rector of Trinity Church, solemnized the nuptials, and immediately after the ceremony the happy pair were driven to the Norfolk and Western depot and left on the outgoing express for the South, where Mr. Martin proposes to locate and go into business.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Alt Birth: Abt 1867, Virginia. 505

2. Residence: Mar 1889, Portsmouth, Virginia. 264

3. Residence: Oct 1945, Portsmouth, Virginia. 265

4. Occupation: broker, Mar 1889, Portsmouth, Virginia. 264

5. Census: U.S. , 1910, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 506 Robert L. Martin, head of household, male, white, age 44, married once for 22 years, born in Virginia, father born in Virginia, mother born in Virginia, speaks English, occupation: merchandise broker, can read & write
Roslie C. Martin, wife, female, white, age 42, married once for 22 years, mother of 2 children w/2 children living, born in Virginia, father born in Virginia, mother born in Virginia, speaks English, occupation: none, can read & write
Alexander W. Martin, son, male, white, age 20, single, born in Virginia, father born in Virginia, mother born in Virginia, speaks English, occupation: clerk in title company, can read & write
Rosalie C. Martin, daugther, female, white, age 14, single, born in Virginia, father born in Virginia, mother born in Virginia, speaks English, speaks English, can read & write, attends school

6. Census: U.S., 1920, Portsmouth, Virginia. 507 Robert L. Martin, head of household, own house free of mortgage, male, white, age 53, married, can read or write, born in Virginia, father born in Virginia, mother born in Virginia, speaks English, occupation: merchandise broker
Rosalie Martin, wife, female, white, age 45, married, can read & write, born in Virginia, father born in Virginia, mother born in Virginia, speaks English, occupation: none
Rosalie C. Martin, daughter, female, white, age 23, single, can read & write, born in Virginia, father born in Virginia, mother born in Virginia, speaks English, occupation: none

7. Residence: 414 North Street, 1920, Portsmouth, Virginia. 505

8. Occupation: merchandise broker, 1920, Portsmouth, Virginia. 505

Children from this marriage were:

   54 M    i. Alexander W. Martin [2482] 508 was born about 1890 in Virginia.508

Noted events in his life were:

1. Occupation: clerk at a title company, 1910, Portsmouth, Virginia. 508

   55 F    ii. Roslie C. Martin [2483] 508 was born about 1896 in Virginia.508

26. Sally Primrose Cassell [981] 46,80,230 was born in 1874 in Maryland,46,230,288 died in 1967 288 at age 93, and was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.288

Burial Notes: Primrose Cassell wife of William R. Berkley 1874-1967 (This grave is sinking.)

Noted events in her life were:

1. Census: U.S., Jun 1880, Baltimore, Maryland. 230

2. Residence: 355 Park Avenue, Jun 1880, Baltimore, Maryland. 230

3. Residence: 1916, Farmville, Virginia. 79

4. Residence: Oct 1945, Baltimore, Maryland. 287

Sally married William Randolph Berkley [1660] 80,287,289 [MRIN: 569]. William was born in 1877,288 died in 1920 288 at age 43, and was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.288

Burial Notes: William R. Berkley 1877-1920

27. Maddie Cassell [982] 215,230 was born in 1876 in Baltimore, Maryland,80,230 died on 30 Jun 1962 in 900 Overbrook Road, Baltimore, Maryland 215,293 at age 86, and was buried on 2 Jul 1962 in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.215,288 Another name for Maddie was Mattie Cassell 46.,293

Burial Notes: Mattie Cassell wife of Richard T. Chiles 1876-1962


Name: Mattie C. Chiles
Age: 86 years
Died: June 30, 1962
Buried: July 2, 1962
Undertaker: Brennan F. H.
Residence: 9000 Overbook Rd.
Interment: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Avenue 5, lot 266

Noted events in her life were:

1. Census: U.S., Jun 1880, Baltimore, Maryland. 230

2. Residence: 355 Park Avenue, Jun 1880, Baltimore, Maryland. 230

3. Residence: 1916, Norfolk, Virginia. 79

4. Residence: Oct 1945, Portland, Cumberland Co., Maine. 287

5. Residence: 9000 Overbook Road, 1962. 215

6. Religion: member of the Episcopal Church. 293

7. Obituary: 1 Jul 1962, Norfolk, Virginia. 285 Portsmouth--Mrs. Mattie Cassell Chiles, 86, died Saturday at 11 a.m. in her home, 900 Overbrook Road, Baltimore, after a long illness.
A native of Baltimore she was a daughter of Charles E. and Mrs. Sarah Bowles Cassell and widow of Richard T. Chiles. She was a member of the Episcopal Church.
She is survived by a sister, Mrs. William R. Berkley of Baltimore.
The body was sent to Brennan Funeral Home, Portsmouth. A funeral service will be conducted in Cedar Grove Cemetery Monday at 11 a/m/ by the Rev. C. Charles Vache of Trinity Episcopal Church.

Maddie married Richard T. Chiles [1663] 215,294 [MRIN: 570]. Richard was born in 1881,80 died on 4 Jun 1957 in Baltimore, Maryland 215,294 at age 76, and was buried on 8 Jun 1957 in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.215,294

Burial Notes: Richard T. Chiles 1881-1957


Name: Richard T. Chiles
Age: 75 years
Died: June 4, 1957
Buried: June 8, 1957
Undertaker: Brennan
Residence: Baltimore, Md.
Interment: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Avenue 5, lot 266

Noted events in his life were:

1. Residence: 1957, Baltimore, Maryland. 215

2. Religion: member of the Episcopal Church. 294

3. Obituary: 5 Jun 1957, Norfolk, Virginia. 509 Portsmouth--Richard T. Chiles, of Baltimore, died yesterday at 2 a.m. in a Baltimore hospital.
He was a member of the Episcopal Church. Surviving is his wife, Mrs. Mattie Cassell Chiles, a native of Portsmouth.
The body will be sent to the Brennan Funeral Home. Services will be conducted Saturday at 9 a.m. at the grave in Cedar Grove Cemetery.


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