John Asbury Dishman1

ID #296, (8 November 1876 - 10 December 1936)
John A. Dishman (circa 1900)
John A. Dishman (circa 1905)
James W. McDaniel (John A. Dishman) circa 1920s

Parents:

Father: James William Dishman1 b. 12 Sep 1852, d. 6 Nov 1912
Mother: Anna Edwards Suttle1 b. 7 Mar 1853, d. 30 May 1929

Key Events

EventDateDescription
Birth8 Nov 1876He was born on 8 Nov 1876 in King George County, Virginia.1
Marriage18 Dec 1901He married first Lena E. Redding, daughter of Charles Clifford Redding and Bettie Howland, on 18 Dec 1901 in King George County, Virginia.1,2,3
Marriage20 Nov 1907He married second Melvin Virginia Mann, daughter of Henry C. Mann and Catherine M. Thompson, on 20 Nov 1907 in Washington, District of Columbia.4,5,6
Name-Aliascirca 1918John Asbury Dishman started using the name James William McDaniel circa 1918. He possibly created this name using the first and middle names of his father, James William Dishman, and the last name of his grandmother, Mary Harlowe McDaniel.7
Marriagecirca 1918He married Loulie Sarah Spencer circa 1918.8
Death10 Dec 1936He died on 10 Dec 1936 in South Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia, at age 60.9,10

Child with Lena E. Redding:

Gladys Bradley Dishman+32 (30 Sep 1902 - Mar 1977)

Children with Loulie Sarah Spencer:

Claude Willington McDaniel29 (22 Aug 1919 - 19 Jun 2009)
Goldie June McDaniel31,33 (26 Jul 1922 - 14 Feb 2006)
Melvin O. McDaniel31,34 (12 Nov 1924 - 7 Apr 2004)

Note - Living persons are excluded from this website so not all marriages or children may be listed above.

Biography

EventDateDescription
Census18801 Jun 1880He was listed as James William Dishman's son on the 1880 census in King George County, Virginia.11,12
Census19001 Jun 1900He was listed as James William Dishman's son on the 1900 census in King George County, Virginia.13
Misc9 Dec 1902He and Lena E. Redding paid real estate taxes on 9 Dec 1902 in King George County, Virginia.14
Employment1904He was employed by R.E. Burks & Company as a collector in 1904 in Richmond, Virginia.15
Employment1906He was employed by Liebert and Sutherland, a furniture business, as a collector in 1906 in Richmond, Virginia.16
Employment1908He was employed by Sutherland and Cherry Inc., a furniture business, as a director in 1908 in Richmond, Virginia.17
Census191015 Apr 1910He was listed as the head of household on the 1910 census in Richmond, Virginia.18
Occupation19 Apr 1910He was described as a "Collector" in the "Retail Furniture" business at the time of the 1910 census. The 1910 Richmond City Directory lists him as a director of Sutherland & Cherry Inc., a furniture store.19,20
Residence19 Apr 1910He and Melvin Virginia Mann lived on 19 Apr 1910 in 118 West Cary Street, Richmond, Virginia.19,20
Employment1912He was employed by Rountree-Sutherland-Cherry Corp., a furniture business, as a shippng clerk in 1912 in Richmond, Virginia.21
Employment1913He was employed by Rountree-Sutherland-Cherry Corp., a furniture business, as a collector in 1913 in Richmond, Virginia.22
Employment1915He was employed by Rountree-Cherry Corp., a furniture business, as a collector in 1915 in Richmond, Virginia.23
Employment3 Dec 1916He was employed by Central Furniture Company on 3 Dec 1916 in Richmond, Virginia.24
Residencefrom 1904 to 1917He lived from 1904 to 1917 in Richmond, Virginia. He lived at a different address each year, apparently as a renter or boarder. His last known address (in 1917) was at Atlee, in Hanover County, just outside of Richmond.25
Workedfrom 1904 to 1917He was employed by various furniture companies as a collector or director in Richmond, Virginia, from 1904 to 1917.25
Name ChangeThe evidence indicates that John A. Dishman disappeared from Richmond VA in 1917, relocated to Charleston WV in 1918, and began using the name James William McDaniel.

The 1917 Richmond City Directory shows John Dishman living in Atlee, Virginia (just outside Richmond in Hanover County) and working as a collector for the Rountree-Cherry Corporation. This is the last known record of him.

Family legend says that John Dishman got into some sort of financial difficulty about 1916, possibly involving embezzlement of funds from his employer. The family in King George had to raise several hundred dollars, a considerable amount for a farming family at that time, and John’s brother James Samuel Dishman went to Richmond by train from Fredericksburg, VA to settle the affair. In later years, none of the older members of the family would talk about John Dishman. His mother was often heard praying at night about “poor John”.

No records of James W. McDaniel have been found prior to 1918 when he registered for the draft in Charelston WV. He married a young widow with three children, Loulie Spencer Amburgey, and had three more children with her. One of his sons, Claude W. McDaniel, recalls that his father had a brother named Sam who used to send him newspapers from Warsaw VA. This was most probably James Samuel Dishman of King George VA, John Dishman's younger brother.

Two of James McDaniel's grandchildren have an autosomal DNA match with the grandson of James Samuel Dishman that is consistent with a 2nd cousin relationship.26,27,28
WWI Draft Card12 Sep 1918During World War I, James William McDaniel registered for the draft on 12 Sep 1918 in Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia.8
Census19201 Jan 1920He was listed as the head of household on the 1920 census in South Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia.29
Divorce28 Jun 1926He and Melvin Virginia Mann were divorced on 28 Jun 1926 in Richmond, Virginia.30
Census19301 Apr 1930He was listed as the head of household on the 1930 census in South Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia.31

 

Other information

Relationships:
4th great-grandson of Samuel Duchemin
Brother of James Samuel Dishman
Last Edited: 18 Feb 2018

Citations

  1. [S3] James Wm. Dishman Family Bible.
  2. [S689] Northern Neck News, 3 Jan 1902, p.2, "Mrs. Lena Suttle and Mr. John Dishman were married by Rev. J. W. Newbill on Wednesday, December 18."
  3. [S758] The Times, 29 Dec 1901, p.16, Mr. John Dishman and Mrs. Lena Suttle, both of King George County, were quietly married on Thursday at the Baptist parsonage by Rev. J. H. Newbill."
  4. [S644] District of Columbia Select Marriages, 1830-1921, online http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60261, Melvin V. Mann and John A. Dishman, 20 Nov 1907, groom age 31, bride age 29.
  5. [S150] Dishman-Mann Marriage License.
  6. [S821] Washington Post, 21 Nov 1907, p.3, John A. Dishman, of Richmond, VA, 31, and Melvin V. Mann, 29, of Rodophie, VA.
  7. [S236] WWI Draft Cards, (database online) http://www.Ancestry.com, James William McDaniel, serail no. 1630, order no. 1155, age 41, born 8 Nov 1876, registered in Charleston, West Virginia, listed Loulie McDaniel as nearest relative.
  8. [S236] WWI Draft Cards, (database online) http://www.Ancestry.com, James William McDaniel, serial no. 1630, order no. 1155, age 41, born 8 Nov 1876, listed Loulie McDaniel as nearest relative.
  9. [S570] West VA Deaths,1853-1973, James Wm. McDaniel, died 10 Dec 1936 in South Charleston, WV, age 60 years 1 month 3 days, occupation watchman, dilitation-heart, married, informant E. C. Arbaugh.
  10. [S1015] James William McDaniel, West Virginia Death Certificate, born 8 Nov 1876, parents names unknown, wife Loulie McDaniel, informant E. C. Amburgey.
  11. [S45] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), King George County, Virginia, ED 97, p. 6, James W. Dishman household (Online: Ancestry.com, Inc.), image 2 of 42.
  12. [S121] 1880 Federal Census CD-ROM, Film T9-1374, p. 504B.
  13. [S46] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), King George County, Virginia, James W. Dishman household, ED 41, Sheet 10A, line 1 (Online: Ancestry.com, Inc.), image 19 of 30.
  14. [S335] King George County Clerk's Order Book, Book 1, p. 123, 9 Dec 1902 entry.
  15. [S142] Richmond City Directory, 1904, p. 229.
  16. [S142] Richmond City Directory, 1906, p. 248.
  17. [S142] Richmond City Directory, 1908, p. 324.
  18. [S97] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Virginia, Richmond, ED 78, Sheet 6A, Line 44 (Online: Ancestry.com, Inc.), image 11 of 39.
  19. [S97] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Richmond, VA, ED 78, Sheet 6A, Line 44 (Online: Ancestry.com, Inc.).
  20. [S142] Richmond City Directory, 1910, p. 353.
  21. [S142] Richmond City Directory, 1912, p. 430.
  22. [S142] Richmond City Directory, 1913, p. 436.
  23. [S142] Richmond City Directory, 1915, p. 541.
  24. [S774] Richmond Times-Dispatch, 3 Dec 1916, p.11, Notice placed by John A. Dishman announcing that he was now at Central Furniture Company.
  25. [S142] Richmond City Directory, 1904-1917.
  26. [S357] Interview, William Kenneth Dishman, 22 Nov 2007.
  27. [S1014] "AncestryDNA Results for William Keith Dishman," predicting 3rd-4th cousin genetic match with user “Betty Jo Ebe” at "extremely high" confidence, 171 cM shared across 11 segments. Betty Jo Ebe is the granddaughter of James McDaniel.
  28. [S1013] "AncestryDNA Results for William Keith Dishman," predicting 1st-2nd cousin genetic match with user “Gary Wade” at "extremely high" confidence, 451 cM shared across 21 segments. Gary Wade is the grandson of James McDaniel.
  29. [S98] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), West Virginia, Kanawha County, South Charleston, ED 123, sheet 44A, dwelling 806, family 899, James W. McDaniel household (Online: Ancestry.com, Inc.), viewed 9 Feb 2018. James W., head, age 43, Loulie, wife, age 27, born KY, Ellis C. , son, age 8, Carl Amburgey, son, age 6, Georgia E. Amburgey, daughter, age 3, Ray, son, age 5 months.
  30. [S583] Divorce Certificate, Melvin Mann Dishman and John A. Dishman marriage of 28 Jun 1926, Palintiff (Melvin Mann Dishman), age 50, a nurse, residing in Richmond, was granted an absolute divorce due to desertion, defendant (John A. Dishman) did not contest divorce and no address was listed for him. Date of marriage was listed as 12 Nov 1907 in Washington, D.C.
  31. [S99] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), West Virginia, Kanawha County, South Charleston, ED 20-69, sheet 25B, dwelling 505, family 597, James W. McDaniels household (Online: Ancestry.com, Inc.), viewed 9 Feb 2018. James W., head, age 52, Lula, wife, age 37, born KY, age 14 at first marriage, Ellis Amburgey , stepson, age 18, Carl V. Amburgey, stepson, age 16, Georgia E. Amburgey, stepdaughter, age 13, Claude W. McDaniels, son, age 11, Goldie J. McDaniels, daughter, age 8, Melvin O. McDaniels, son, age 6.
  32. [S145] Virginia Marriage Records: Westmoreland County, microfilm, Reel 52.
  33. [S596] U.S. Social Security Applications Database, online http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60901, Goldie June McDaniel, b. 26 Jul 1920, d. 14 Feb 2006, father James W. McDaniel, mother Sarah L. Spencer, applied Oct 1937.
  34. [S596] U.S. Social Security Applications Database, online http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60901, Melvin McDaniel, b. 12 Nov 1924, d. 7 Apr 2004, father James W. McDaniel, mother Loulie Spencer, applied Apr 1943.
 

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