Doddridge County Roots

A West Virginia Genealogy

Orval Leroy GRIFFIN

Male 1919 - 1944  (25 years)


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  • Name Orval Leroy GRIFFIN 
    Born 9 May 1919  West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1920, 1930  West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military (ENLISTED 4/4/1942)  [3, 4, 5, 6
    Cpl T-5, US Army Armor, World War II (killed in action) 
    Died 22 Sep 1944  France Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 7, 8
    • Corporal, World War II, killed in action
    Buried Masonic Memorial Park Cemetery, Crystal Lake (West Union), WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Person ID I48733  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 8 Oct 2012 

    Father Leroy Everett GRIFFIN,   b. 13 Nov 1895, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1981  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Lulu Mabel DAVISSON,   b. 11 Nov 1895, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1958  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 28 Apr 1918  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F20050  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mabel Katherine NICHOLSON,   b. 18 May 1922, Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 2000, Steubenville, Jefferson Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 22 Dec 1943  Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Children 
     1. Living
    Family ID F33740  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 May 1919 - West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Dec 1943 - Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Masonic Memorial Park Cemetery, Crystal Lake (West Union), WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    Documents
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    48733_GRIFFIN_OrvalLeroy_YoungAmericanPatriots.jpg
    48733_GRIFFIN_OrvalLeroy_YoungAmericanPatriots.jpg

  • Sources 
    1. [S2569] West Virginia Births Index, 1853-1969 [database on-line], (Ancestry.com).

    2. [S5] Headstone.
      "The Davissons - A History and Genealogy," p. 164, reports birth date as May 9 1917, but date on headstone is May 9 1919. His age in the 1920 Census, enumerated in Jan 1920, was 7 months.

    3. [S2582] West Virginia Veterans Memorial Archives Database, (http://www.wvculture.org/history/wvmemory/wvvetmem.html).

    4. [S14] Obituary.

    5. [S1756] Young American Patriots: The Youth of West Virginia in World War II, (National Publishing Co, Richmond, VA, 1946), p. 158.

    6. [S2512] U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, (Ancestry.com and National Archives & Records Administration).

    7. [S5] Headstone.

    8. [S444] The Davissons - A History and Genealogy, Russell Lee Davisson, (McClain Printing Co, Parsons, WV (1993)), p. 164.

    9. [S1793] West Union WV Cemeteries (Doddridge County), (Wes Cochran, 2515 10th Ave, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (July 1990)).

    10. [S1654] Harrison County Marriage Records, Clarksburg, WV.