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Husband: John Kenneth Willis 1 Also known as: John Keener Willis 2 Born: Jun-17-1867 in West Virginia 1,3 Died: Oct- 9-1958 in Ellenboro, Ritchie Co, WV 1,3 Buried: in Blockhouse Hill Cemetery (IOOF section), West Union, Doddridge Co, WV 4 Resided: at Central Station, Doddridge Co, WV 1 Census: 1930 at Central Station, Doddridge Co, WV Census: 1910 in West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV Resided: 1909 near West Union, Doddridge Co, WV 5 Census: 1870, 1880 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV Occupation: 1930 fireman at stationary boiler 6 Occupation: 1910 railroad worker 7 Father: James Edwin Willis (1839 - 1909) Mother: Julia Ann Davis (1843 - 1903)
Wife: Lelia Jane Dotson Married: Jul- 3-1897 in Doddridge Co, WV 8 Born: May-21-1879 9,10 Died: Oct-15-1915 in Central Station, Doddridge Co, WV 2,11 Buried: in Blockhouse Hill Cemetery (IOOF section), West Union, Doddridge Co, WV 9 Cause of death: consumption 9 Resided: at Central Station, Doddridge Co, WV 9 Census: 1910 in West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV Census: 1900 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Father: Draper Camden Dotson (1854 - 1934) Mother: Mary Frances "Mollie" Davis (1857 - 1933)
M Child 1: Oscar Griffin Willis Census name: Griffin O. Willis 10 Born: Feb- 5-1900 in Doddridge Co, WV 12,13,2,10,3 Died: Mar- -1981 13,3 Buried: in Duckworth (Summit) Cemetery, Greenwood, Doddridge Co, WV 14 Resided: in St. Marys, Pleasants Co, WV 13 Resided: formerly in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV 13 Census: 1930, 1940 in Central District, Doddridge Co, WV Census: 1900, 1910 in West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV Occupation: 1940 pumper (railroad) 15 Wife: Madge Ruth Miller b. Aug-24-1905 d. Jun- 4-1974 Married: Mar-14-1921 in Pennsboro, Ritchie Co, WV 12,2
M Child 2: Gerald E. Willis Census name: Jarrel Willis 16 Born: Jul-11-1902 2,17 Died: Jul- -1987 17 Resided: in Homestead, Allegheny Co, PA 18 Census: 1910 in West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV Wife: Glenda Elder b. Dec-29-1905 d. Jan- -1986
M Child 3: Kenneth Joseph Willis Born: Dec-20-1904 at Central Station, Doddridge Co, WV 2,19 Resided: 1929, 1958 in Worthington, Marion Co, WV 19,20 Census: 1910 in West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV Wife: Dessel Gladys Wallbrown b. Oct-24-1912 d. Jul-13-1998 Married: Mar-30-1929 in Fairmont, Marion Co, WV 19
F Child 4: Mary Frances Willis Census name: Frances M. Willis Born: May-18-1907 in Doddridge Co, WV 2,17 (see note 1) Died: Jan-11-2001 17 Resided: in Glen Burnie, Anne Arundel Co, MD 21 Census: 1930, 1940 in Central Station, Doddridge Co, WV Resided: 1922 in Doddridge Co, WV 12 Census: 1910 in West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV Husband: William Lewis Brown b. May-18-1897 d. Mar- 2-1971 Also known as: Lewis Brown 22 Married: Apr-19-1922 in Pennsboro, Ritchie Co, WV 12
F Child 5: Katherine Lucille Willis Also known as: Lucile Willis 22 Born: Jun-15-1909 2,3 Died: 1948 2,3 Buried: in Blockhouse Hill Cemetery (IOOF section), West Union, Doddridge Co, WV 4 Census: 1920 in Central District, Doddridge Co, WV Census: 1910 in West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV Husband: Frank Black
F Child 6: Dessie W. Willis Born: Nov-24-1911 in Doddridge Co, WV 2,17,12 Died: Feb- 7-2002 17 Resided: in Macon, Bibb Co, GA 21 Resided: 1942 in Doddridge Co, WV 12 Census: 1940 in Central Station, Doddridge Co, WV Husband: Lee M. Garner b. Jan-30-1903 d. Sep-29-1997 Married: Jun-14-1942 in Fairmont, Marion Co, WV 12
Sources: (1) WV State Dept of Health, Div of Vital Statistics, Death Certificate (http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx) (2) Susie Davis Nicholson, Davis - The Settlers of Salem, West Virginia, Gordon Printing Co, Strasburg OH, 1979 (Revised & Enlarged) < www.wvgenweb.org/harrison/books.htm >, p. 218. (3) Headstone (year only) (4) West Union WV Cemeteries (Doddridge County), Wes Cochran, 2515 10th Ave, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (July 1990) (5) Obituary of father. (6) 1930 Census, Doddridge County, WV (Central District). (7) 1910 Census, Doddridge County, WV (West Union District). (8) Doddridge County WV Marriages 1845-1937, Wes Cochran, 156 Gihon Meadows, Apt 150, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (Jan 1993) (9) Obituary. (10) 1900 Census, Doddridge County, WV (West Union District) (11) Obituary - At home. (12) Doddridge County Marriage Records, West Union, WV. (13) Social Security Death Index, Social Security card issued thru Railroad Board before 1951. (14) Donald Edward Ramage, Doddridge County Cemeteries, Vol. II, 4117 Almaville Rd, Smyna TN 37167 (1988, rev. 1999) (15) 1940 Census, Doddridge County, WV (Central District) (16) 1920 Census, Doddridge County, WV (Central District). (17) Social Security Death Index. (18) Social Security Death Index, Social Security card issued in Pennsylvania before 1951. (19) Marion County Marriage Records, Fairmont, WV. (20) Death record of father. (21) Social Security Death Index, Social Security card issued in West Virginia before 1951. (22) Obituary of mother. Event Notes Note (1) Birth date given in marriage record as Apr 12 1906, but that was apparently an effort to make herself appear a year older than her true age of just under 15. "Davis - The Settlers of Salem WV," p. 218, reports birth date as May 18 1907, a date also reflected in SSDI.




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