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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 IOOF Cemetery (Blockhouse Hill), West Union, WV 4 Resided: at Central Station, Doddridge Co, WV 1 Census: 1930 at Central Station, Doddridge Co, WV Resided: 1909 near West Union, Doddridge Co, WV 5 Census: 1870, 1880 in New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV Father: James Edwin Willis (1839 - 1909) Mother: Julia Ann Davis (1843 - 1903)
Wife: Lelia J. Dotson
Born: May- -1879 6 Died: 1915 2 Census: 1900 in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Father: Draper C. Dotson (1854 - 1934) Mother: Mary Frances "Mollie" Davis (1857 - 1933)
M Child 1: Oscar Griffin Willis Census name: Griffin O. Willis 6 Born: Feb- 5-1900 in Doddridge Co, WV 7,8,2,6,3 Died: Mar- -1981 8,3 Buried: in Duckworth (Summit) Cemetery, Greenwood, Doddridge Co, WV 9 Resided: in St. Marys, Pleasants Co, WV 8 Resided: formerly in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV 8 Census: 1930, 1940 in Central District, Doddridge Co, WV Census: 1900 in West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV Occupation: 1940 pumper (railroad) 10 Wife: Madge Ruth Miller b. Aug-24-1905 d. Jun- 4-1974
M Child 2: Gerald E. Willis Census name: Jarrel Willis 11 Born: Jul-11-1902 2,12 Died: Jul- -1987 12 Resided: in Homestead, Allegheny Co, PA 13 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 2,14 Resided: 1929, 1958 in Worthington, Marion Co, WV 14,15 Wife: Dessel Gladys Wallbrown b. Oct-24-1912 d. Jul-13-1998
F Child 4: Mary Frances Willis Census name: Frances M. Willis Born: May-18-1907 in Doddridge Co, WV 2,12 (see note 1) Died: Jan-11-2001 12 Resided: in Glen Burnie, Anne Arundel Co, MD 16 Census: 1930, 1940 in Central Station, Doddridge Co, WV Resided: 1922 in Doddridge Co, WV 7 Husband: William Lewis Brown b. May-18-1897 d. Mar- 2-1971 Also known as: Lewis Brown 17
F Child 5: Kathryn Lucille Willis Census name: Katie Willis 11 Born: Jun-15-1909 2 Died: 1948 2 Husband: Frank Black
F Child 6: Dessie W. Willis Born: Nov-24-1911 in Doddridge Co, WV 2,12,7 Died: Feb- 7-2002 12 Resided: in Macon, Bibb Co, GA 16 Resided: 1942 in Doddridge Co, WV 7 Census: 1940 in Central Station, Doddridge Co, WV Husband: Lee M. Garner b. Jan-30-1903 d. Sep-29-1997
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) 1900 Census, Doddridge County, WV (West Union District) (7) Doddridge County Marriage Records, West Union, WV. (8) Social Security Death Index, Social Security card issued thru Railroad Board before 1951. (9) Donald Edward Ramage, Doddridge County Cemeteries, Vol. II, 4117 Almaville Rd, Smyna TN 37167 (1988, rev. 1999) (10) 1940 Census, Doddridge County, WV (Central District) (11) 1920 Census, Doddridge County, WV (Central District). (12) Social Security Death Index. (13) Social Security Death Index, Social Security card issued in Pennsylvania before 1951. (14) Marion County Marriage Records, Fairmont, WV. (15) Death record of father. (16) Social Security Death Index, Social Security card issued in West Virginia before 1951. (17) 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. www.doddridgecountyroots.com Name Index