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Nina Pearl BOYCE

Female 1905 - 1930  (24 years)


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  • Name Nina Pearl BOYCE 
    Born 19 Sep 1905  New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Census 1910, 1920  New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 23 Jan 1930  Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Cause: burns from natural gas explosion resulting from attempted suicide by gas inhalation 
    • Death date Jan 22 1930 on headstone is incorrect. Both her death record and obituary show it as Jan 23 1930. Likewise, birth date Sep 25 1905 on her headstone is also incorrect, as is birth date Sep 30 1905 on her death record. Her birth record shows it to be Sep 29 1905. Name on headstone is Nina P. Boyce, while her death record shows it as Nina McKune, and her obituary as Mrs. Nina McCune.

      Obituary, West Union Record, Thursday, Jan 30 1930, in its entirety:

      DODDRIDGE GIRL ENDS HER LIFE
      Mrs. Nina McCune, 24, of New Milton, died January 23 in Clarksburg of burns suffered in an explosion that partially wrecked the second floor of the National Hotel.
      The young woman attempted to kill herself by inhaling gas. The explosion resulted when gas escaped from her room to an adjoining one in which a fire was burning.
      Mrs. McCune was a daughter of T. J. Boyce, of Flemington, and wife of Charles McCune, of Moundsville. Continued ill health is believed to have been her motive for suicide.
      The body was shipped to the Osborne funeral parlors at West Union, whence it was taken to New Milton for burial.
    Buried Childers Cemetery, New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I51868  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 26 Aug 2019 

    Father Thomas Jefferson BOYCE,   b. 29 Oct 1877, Wirt Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1969, New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Mother Caroline Myrtle STARKEY,   b. Jun 1873, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1914, New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Married 21 Feb 1901  Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6593  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Sep 1905 - New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1910, 1920 - New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: burns from natural gas explosion resulting from attempted suicide by gas inhalation - 23 Jan 1930 - Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Childers Cemetery, New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2025] 1920 Census, Doddridge County, WV (New Milton District).

    2. [S1608] Obituary of stepmother.