William Jackson Flesher

William Jackson Flesher (1874 – 1956) – William Jackson Flesher was born on December 2, 1874, the son of Millard and Lydia (Chambers) Flesher.  As a young man “Bill” worked on the riverboats on the Ohio River.  He also worked in a coal mine, in the timber industry and with the state road department.  He married Velva Bell Cooley, daughter of Finley and Mary (Doak) Cooley on August 28, 1901 at Four Mile Presbyterian Church, Beaver, PA.  William and Velva Flesher had seven children.  They moved to Brighton Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, in 1920 where William purchased land and farmed.  William J. Flesher died on March 24, 1956.[1]

[1] Death Certificate, William Jackson Flesher

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Father*                       Millard Flesher (b. 25 Dec 1849, d. 19 Jun 1914)

Mother*                      Lydia Chambers (b. Mar 1852, d. 1 May 1877)

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Birth*               02 Dec 1874                Meigs County, OH.

Marriage*        28 Aug 1901                Velva Bell Cooley (b. 14 Sep 1884, d. 14 Dec 1960)

Son:                22 Oct 1902                William A. Flesher (b. 22 Oct 1902, d. 1 Nov 1919); Beaver County, PA.

Daughter:        25 Mar 1907                Elizabeth Bell Flesher (b. 25 Mar 1907, d. Oct 1976); Beaver County, PA.; married Leroy Delo

Daughter:       21 Dec 1909                Eva Engle Flesher (b. 21 Dec 1909, d. 31 May 1985); Industry, Beaver County, PA.; married Harold Aquilla Bryner

Daughter:       22 Feb 1913                Lula May Flesher (b. 22 Feb 1913, d. 16 Mar 1995); Beaver County, PA.; married Verna W. Campbell (b. 1908, d. 1948); married Clair Balser

Daughter:       06 Apr 1920                Nina Cooley Flesher (b. 06 Apr 1920, d. 18 Sep 2001); Beaver County, PA.; married Ronald Yocom (b. 17 Jan 1924, d. 24 Oct 1998)

Son:               24 Apr 1923               George Frederick Flesher (b. 24 Apr 1923, d. 28 Nov 2002); Beaver County, PA; married Geraldine Bango

Daughter:       24 Oct 1925                 Nellie Rose Flesher (b. 24 Oct 1925, d. 2 Jun 2011), married George Carl Goode (b. 24 Oct 1923, d. 18 Aug 2002)

Death*            24 Mar 1956                Brighton Twp., Beaver County, PA.

Burial*            27 Mar 1956                Oak Grove Cemetery, Industry Twp, Beaver County, PA. 


William Jackson Flesher

William and Velva Flesher

(William A. Flesher 1902 - 1919), son of William Jackson Flesher and Velva (Cooley) Flesher is buried in Beaver Cemetery

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