Orange Hall CUSTER

A History of Orange Custer: b: 21 May 1889 d: 24 Jul 1986

Orange's father bought the place off of Abe Spangler.

Orange moved back there in about 1913 and later sold the coal rights for $900.00. He took this money and built the house that he and Nellie now live in. They built a room onto the shop and moved everything in there while they tore the house down and built a new one. He said it took about three weeks to build the house.

When he first got married he worked for a lumber camp. Later he went to work for the coal mines. Loyalhanna Coal Company, Poachantas, Reitz Coal Company above Central City, McNeil in coal mines and the to Gaghen. In between jobs he did blacksmith work with his dad. Him and Uncle Grant did well drilling for about 2 years. He dug coal for $0.325 per ton. At one time he worked for $0.75 for an 11 hour day.

Orange and Bessie were married in 1912 at the home of William R. Honadle. Orange was a resident of Hillsboro at the time. He was employed as a carpenter. Bessie's parents were Joseph and Sophia Orris.

In 1948, Orange had his right leg amputated at the knee when a coal truck he was in struck a telephone pole.

Here's a picture of Orange taken out at the cabin on May 21, 1979. He is 90 years old in this picture.


Descendants of Orange Hall Custer


1 Orange Hall CUSTER b: 21 May 1889 in Central City, Shade Township, Somerset County, PA d: 24 Jul 1986 in Windber, Somerset County, PA
..+Bessie Mae ORRIS b: 07 Oct 1893 in Paint Township, Somerset County, PA m: 30 Jan 1912 in St. Michael, Adams Township, Cambria County, PA d: 07 Jun 1938 in PA
....2 Nellie Alverda CUSTER b: Private
........+William McCallum SMALL b: 01 Nov 1914 in Shade Township, PA m: Private d: 24 Nov 1973 in Berlin, PA
..........3 Willa Mae SMALL b: Private
..............+Gary Neil WEAVER b: Private m: Private
.................4 Neil Keith WEAVER b: Private
.....................+Tammy Lee BURKETT b: Private m: Private
.................4 Melissa Jane WEAVER b: Private
.....................+Eugene Lee DEENER b: Private m: Private
.................4 Aaron Drew WEAVER b: Private
..........3 William Dennis SMALL b: Private
..........3 Gary Duane SMALL b: Private
..............+Connie Lou KESLAR b: Private m: Private
.................4 Kelli Rene SMALL b: Private
.....................+Brian JOY b: Private m: Private
.................4 Staci Alicia SMALL b: Private
....2 Margaret Mae CUSTER b: Private
..........3 [1] Dorothy Ann CUSTER b: Private
..............+Glenn E. WILSON m: Private d: Dec 1981
.................4 Timothy Merle WILSON b: Private
.....................+Karen GRANT b: Private m: Private
..........*2nd Husband of [1] Dorothy Ann CUSTER:
..............+Claude S. OZBURNE b: Private m: Private
........+Charles Ellsworth MEALS b: 16 Oct 1906 m: Private d: 09 Aug 1969
..........3 Barbara Lou MEALS b: Private
..............+Roger Lynn SLAUGENHOUP b: Private m: Private
.................4 Preston Scott SLAUGENHOUP b: Private
.................4 Jeffrey Lynn SLAUGENHOUP b: Private
....2 Marie Faye CUSTER b: 31 Mar 1917 in Shade Township, Somerset County, PA d: 24 Oct 1982 in Akron, Summit County, OH
........+Arthur Earl SMALL b: 27 Dec 1911 in Shade Township, Somerset County, PA m: 24 Feb 1935 in Central City, Somerset County, PA d: 16 Oct 1986 in Central City, Somerset County, PA
..........3 Richard Eugene SMALL b: Private
..............+Beverly Ann BURTON b: Private m: Private
.................4 Dennis Eugene SMALL b: Private
.....................+Diane MORGAN b: Private m: Private
.................4 Kelly Ann SMALL b: Private
.....................+Darrell PIATT b: Private m: Private
..........3 [2] Evelyn Mae SMALL b: Private
..............+Granville Douglas FAGAN b: Private m: Private
.................4 Tammy Loraine FAGAN b: Private
.................4 Douglas Vesper FAGAN b: Private
.................4 Timothy Earl FAGAN b: Private
.....................+Sherry b: Private m: Private
.................4 Lisa Renee FAGAN b: Private
..........*2nd Husband of [2] Evelyn Mae SMALL:
..............+Robert MONTGOMERY b: Private m: Private
.................4 John MONTGOMERY b: Private
..........3 [3] James Earl SMALL b: 08 Jul 1941 in Central City, Somerset County, PA d: 17 Jan 1981 in Gulfport, Harrison County, MS
..............+[4] Betty Mae SUMMERVILLE b: 26 Apr 1939 in Chillicothe, MO m: 11 Jul 1960 in Tucson, AZ d: 03 Sep 1983 in Kansas City, MO
.................4 James Edward SMALL b: 24 Dec 1960 in Tucson, AZ d: 24 Dec 1960 in Tucson, AZ
.................4 James Earl SMALL, Jr. b: Private
.....................+Donna Sue TRACY b: Private m: Private
.................4 MaDonna Lynne SMALL b: Private
.....................+James Lee CRABTREE b: Private m: Private
..........*2nd Wife of [3] James Earl SMALL:
..............+? b: Private m: Private
..........*3rd Wife of [3] James Earl SMALL:
..............+[4] Betty Mae SUMMERVILLE b: 26 Apr 1939 in Chillicothe, MO m: 08 Nov 1963 d: 03 Sep 1983 in Kansas City, MO
..........*4th Wife of [3] James Earl SMALL:
..............+Virginia SCHROEDER b: Private m: Private
..........3 Donald Ray SMALL b: Private
..............+Sandra Mae WELSH b: Private m: Private
.................4 Donald Ray SMALL, Jr b: Private
.....................+Barbara STEVENS b: Private m: Private
.................4 [5] Ronald Edwin SMALL b: Private
.....................+Denise Lynn JORDAN b: Private m: Private
.................*2nd Wife of [5] Ronald Edwin SMALL:
.....................+Elizabeth ZAMBON b: Private m: Private
.................4 Tracey Adaline SMALL b: Private
.....................+Johnny Wade GRIFFIN b: Private m: Private
..........3 Shirley Louise SMALL b: Private
..............+Terry Edwin BALLENGER b: Private m: Private
.................4 [6] Arlen Edwin BALLENGER b: Private
.....................+Leslie Gail CAIN b: Private m: Private
.................*2nd Wife of [6] Arlen Edwin BALLENGER:
.....................+Maureen Ellen COOGHLIN b: Private m: Private
.................4 Gary Gene BALLENGER b: Private
.................4 Cary Dean BALLENGER b: Private
..........3 Rodger Lee SMALL b: Private
..............+Rene Glee BALLENGER b: Private m: Private
.................4 Connie Marie SMALL b: Private
.....................+Eric Scott STEWART b: Private m: Private
.................4 Angie Lee SMALL b: Private
.....................+Michael Ray CAETTA b: Private m: Private
.................4 Corey Vincent SMALL b: 18 Dec 1976 in Akron, OH d: 13 Jul 1997 in Akron, OH
..........3 Thomas Neil SMALL b: Private
..............+Glenda EDWARDS b: Private m: Private
.................4 [7] Stacy Lynn SMALL b: Private
..................... +Damon Lamont FLETCHER b: Private m: Private
.................*2nd Husband of [7] Stacy Lynn SMALL:
.....................+WORLEY b: Private m: Private
.................4 Amber Marie SMALL b: Private
....2 [8] Edna Laverne CUSTER b: Private
........+Edward RIBLETT b: Private m: Private
..........3 Lynn Edward RIBLETT b: Private
..............+Mary Jacquelyn WRIGHT b: Private m: Private
.................4 Reid Owen RIBLETT b: Private
..........3 Nina Louise RIBLETT b: Private
..............+Gilles Real CHAUMONT b: Private m: Private
.................4 Charles Real CHAUMONT b: 07 Apr 1959 d: 15 Feb 1992
.....................+Laura Jean LEEDOM b: Private m: Private
.................4 Christine Renee CHAUMONT b: Private
.....................+James A. MOSLEY b: Private m: Private
.................4 Kim Michelle CHAUMONT b: 04 Jan 1966 d: 22 May 2001 in Wadsworth, OH
.....................+Steve Westley BERLIN b: Private m: Private
..........3 Wayne RIBLETT b: Private
..........3 Regina RIBLETT b: Private
..........3 Carol Ann RIBLETT b: Private
..............+Arch C. CONLEY, Jr. b: 16 Jun 1941 m: Private d: 19 Apr 1992
.................4 Karen Ann CONLEY b: Private
.................4 Dee Ann CONLEY b: Private
..........3 Loren Guenn RIBLETT b: 26 Mar 1947 d: 04 Mar 2001 in Senecaville, OH
..............+June L. GALLAGHER b: Private m: Private
.................4 Steven Real RIBLETT b: Private
....*2nd Husband of [8] Edna Laverne CUSTER:
........+Charles ROBINSON b: 03 May 1900 m: Private d: 1992
....2 Ida Blanche CUSTER b: Private
........+Fred Dennis LEPPERT b: 19 Sep 1921 m: Private d: 17 Jul 1986
..........3 Beverly Jean LEPPERT b: Private
..............+Daniel Earl BULGER b: Private m: Private
.................4 Tina Louise BULGER b: Private
..........3 Donna Lee LEPPERT b: Private
..............+Anthony STEFANCIC b: Private m: Private
.................4 Regina Ann STEFANCIC b: Private
.....................+Richard REMBOLD b: Private m: Private
.................4 James Anthony STEFANCIC b: Private
.....................+Lisa CRIVELLA b: Private m: Private
..........3 Roger Dennis LEPPERT b: Private
..............+Elizabeth A. STRENSKI b: Privatem: Private
.................4 Thomas D. LEPPERT b: Private
.................4 Michelle A. LEPPERT b: Private
..........3 Charles Fred LEPPERT b: Private
..............+Deborah HANCHARIK b: Private m: Private
.................4 Sarah LEPPERT b: Private
....2 Kermit Theodore CUSTER b: 28 Feb 1924 d: 31 Dec 1999 in Cairnbrook, OH
........+Ellen June DUPPSTADT b: 17 Jan 1927 m: 23 Jun 1950 d: 08 Feb 1999
..........3 Nancy Kay CUSTER b: Private
..............+Ernest Ray BLOUGH b: Private m: Private
.................4 Shawn Allen BLOUGH b: 29 Aug 1981 d: 30 Aug 1981
..........3 Betty Lou CUSTER b: Private
..............+John E. PRUSS b: Private m: Private
.................4 John Steven PRUSS b: Private
.................4 Timothy Wayne PRUSS b: Private
.................4 Holly Renee PRUSS b: Private
....2 Joseph Harrison CUSTER b: 27 Aug 1926 d: 27 Jan 1930
....2 Jeanette Grace CUSTER b: Private
........+Maurice Ray FRAZIER b: 15 Jan 1920 m: Private d: 07 Nov 1980
..........3 Larry Douglas FRAZIER b: Private
..............+Frances Jean SNYDER b: Private m: Private
.................4 Eric Douglas FRAZIER b: Private
.....................+Lesa Ann MCDANIEL b: Private m: Private
.................4 Tammie Jean FRAZIER b: Private
.....................+Scott Allen CLITES b: Private m: Private
.................4 Cory Ray FRAZIER b: 02 Jul 1975 d: 05 Sep 1999
..........3 Sylvia June FRAZIER b: 01 Sep 1950 d: 30 Jan 1975
..............+George BARTA, Jr. b: Private m: Private
.................4 Lorrie Sue BARTA b: Private
..........3 Colleen Grace FRAZIER b: Private
..............+Dennis CALISTI b: Private m: Private
.................4 Amanda Grace FRAZIER b: Private
..........3 Kristy Rae FRAZIER b: Private
..............+Kenneth WALKER b: Private m: Private
.................4 Brandon WALKER b: Private
....2 Erma Ruth CUSTER b: 26 Oct 1930 in Central Point, PA d: 01 Aug 1985 in Windber, PA
........+Lynol Harvey JACK b: Private m: Private
..........3 Allan Harvey JACK b: Private
..............+Janet Barbara BROWN b: Private m: Private
.................4 [9] Lisa Renee JACK b: Private
.....................+David Lynn LAUER b: Private m: Private
.................*2nd Husband of [9] Lisa Renee JACK:
.....................+Rick ANDERSON b: Private m: Private
.................4 Kimberly Lin JACK b: Private
.....................+Daryl LAMBERT b: Private m: Private
.................4 Allan Harvey JACK II b: Private
..........3 Terry Lee JACK b: Private
..............+Rebecca Jo LANDIS b: Private m: Private
.................4 Ian Stuart JACK b: Private
.................4 Megan Blair JACK b: Private
..........3 [10] Bonnie Gail JACK b: Private
..............+Mark Alan STAHL b: Private m: Private
.................4 Sara Marie STAHL b: Private
..........*2nd Husband of [10] Bonnie Gail JACK:
..............+Vincent STINE b: Private m: Private
.................4 Sherry STINE b: Private
....2 [11] Anna Virginia CUSTER b: Private
........+Harold Budd MCKEE b: Private m: Private
..........3 Ricky Brant MCKEE b: Private
....*2nd Husband of [11] Anna Virginia CUSTER:
........+Adrian NAGLE b: Unknown m: Private d: 22 Jun 2005
....2 Beverly Jean CUSTER b: Private
........+Donald Earl PENROD b: Private m: Private
..........3 Bruce Matthew PENROD b: Private
..............+Debra Marie SHAFFER b: Private m: Private
.................4 Timothy Allen PENROD b: Private
..........3 Richard James PENROD b: Private
..............+Bonnie Lynn THOMAS b: Private m: Private
.................4 Benjamin Thomas PENROD b: Private
.................4 Heather Lynn PENROD b: Private
..........3 Ronald David PENROD b: Private
....2 Marian Delores CUSTER b: Private
........+George Albert EVANS, Jr. b: Private m: Private
..........3 Traci Lin EVANS b: Private
..............+Darrin Keith NELSON b: Private m: Private
.................4 Jami Nicole NELSON b: Private
..........3 Kristi Elsie EVANS b: Private
..............+David GORDON b: Private m: Private
.................4 Nathaniel David GORDON b: Private
.................4 Emily Elsie GORDON b: Private
..........3 Wendi Celeste EVANS b: Private
..............+Scott Kenji KISHIMOTO b: Private m: Private
.................4 Tyler Kenji KISHIMOTO b: Private
.................4 Caroline Grace KISHIMOTO b: Private

Created: 01-January-2006 Revised: 01-January-2008