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Thurman Jay Downs & Stella Dee Dragoo

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Husband

Thurman Jay Downs

  (day-mo-year) Place -- City; Township; County; State; Country [Source]
Birth 21 Jul 1881 Marion, West Virginia  [ birth-register page 192, line 99 ]
Marriage 9 Apr 1908 Marion, West Virginia  [ marriage-license page 152 ]
Death Jan 1981 (death mo/year from ssdi)
Burial  I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Farmington, Marion, WV  [ Find-a-Grave Memorial ]
his Father  John S. Downs (1843-1931) [ death-certificate ]  [ Find-a-Grave Memorial ]
his Mother  Eleanor B. Snider  (1850-1931)  [ death-certificate ]  [ Find-a-Grave Memorial ]
Notes about Husband:
Wife

Stella Dee Dragoo

  (day-mo-year) Place -- City; Township; County; State; Country [Source]
Birth 8 Aug 1885 Marion, West Virginia  [ birth-register page 238, line 83 ]
Death 9 Sep 1965 Farmington, Marion, West Virginia  [ death-certificate ]
Burial  I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Farmington, Marion, WV  [ Find-a-Grave Memorial ]
her Father  Edgar A. Dragoo  (1852-1920)  [ death-certificate ]  [ Find-a-Grave Memorial ]
her Mother  Elizabeth W. Hill  (1862-1948)  [ death-certificate ]  [ Find-a-Grave Memorial ]
Notes about Wife: cause-of-death: Cerebral Thrombosis / generalized arteriosclerosis
Children (day-mo-year) Place -- City; Township; County; State [Source] Spouse
1 F Elizabeth Halene Downs b 16 Mar 1909 Marion, WV  [ birth-register page 35, line 39 ]  
d 21 Jan 1912 Fairmont, Marion, WV  [ death-reg page 44, line 4 ] bur: Davis Ridge Cemetery
2 F Roxy Bird Downs b 22 Dec 1910 Farmington, Marion, WV  [ Delayed-Birth-Cert ] (sp. 1909-1963)
m 25 Dec 1932 Marion, WV  [ Pleasants, WV mar-license pg  305 ] David Walter Dillon, Jr.
d      
3 F Fairy Alice Downs b 28 Oct 1913 Marion, WV  (birth date/place from obit)  
d 12 May 2007 Fairmont, Marion, West Virginia  (obit) bur: Davis Ridge Cemetery
Notes about Children:

Census Analysis

Head of Household:  Thurman Jay Downs Spouse:  Stella Dee Dragoo
Date / Place of Birth:  1881 / Marion, WV Date / Place of Birth:  1885 / Marion, WV
Date / Place of Death:  1981 / Date / Place of Death:  1965 / Marion, WV
Marriage Date / Place:  1908 / Marion, WV
1900 ST WV COUNTY: Marion ED ED:57; Lincoln District Pg# Sheet 14B
18-yr-old Thearman J. Downs - with parents, John Downs (age 56, b. Sept 1843 WV) & Eleanor B. (age 50, b. Dec 1849 WV)
and his sister, Lillie H. (age 13, born Oct 1886, WV)
1900 ST WV COUNTY: Marion ED ED:56; Lincoln District Pg# Sheet 10A
14-yr-old Estella D. Dragoo - with parents, Edgar A. Dragoo, (age 48, b. Mar 1852 WV) & Elizabeth W. (age 38, b. Feb 1862 WV)
and her brother, Fay H. (age 13, b. Nov 1887, WV); also in household: Robert M. Hill (her gr-father, age 66, wid'r, b. Jan 1833, Pa)
1910 ST WV COUNTY: Marion ED ED:67; Lincoln District Pg# Sheet 36B
Name (Relationship) Age BP Parent's BPs; Occupation / Additional Information
Downs, Thurman (head) 27 WV WV-WV; married-2-years; Farmer, Farm; O.A.; Farm-Schedule #190
", Stella D. (wife) 24 WV WV-WV; married-2-years; 1-child-born / 1-child-living
", Elizabeth H. (dau) 1 WV WV-WV
Lines 80-82; Enum-Dwelling #665; Enum-Family #742; Owns-farm, free-of-mortgage
1920 ST WV COUNTY: Marion ED ED:32; Lincoln District Pg# Sheet 20B
Name (Relationship) Age BP Parent's BPs; Occupation / Additional Information
Down, Thurman J. (head) 38 WV WV-WV; married; Mail Carrier, Rural Route; Farm-Schedule #61
", Stella D. (wife) 34 WV WV-WV; married
", Roxie B. (dau) 9 WV WV-WV; attended school during the year
", Fairy A. (dau) 6 WV WV-WV; attended school during the year
Lines 77-80; Enum-Dwelling #703; Enum-Family #716; Owns-farm, free-of-mortgage
1930 ST WV COUNTY: Marion ED ED:24; Lincoln Magisterial District Pg# Sheet 40A
Name (Relationship) Age BP Parent's BPs; Occupation / Additional Information
Downs, Thurman J. (head) 48 WV WV-WV; married-at-age-26; Farmer, Farm; Farm-Schedule #85
", Stella D. (wife) 44 WV WV-WV; married-at-age-22
", Royey (dau) 19 WV WV-WV; single; attended school during the year
", Fairy (dau) 16 WV WV-WV; attended school during the year
Dragoo, Fay H. (bro-in-law) 42 WV WV-WV; widower; married-at-age-35; Laborer, Farm; Veteran WW
", Daniel E. (nephew) 4-8/12 WV WV-WV
", Elizabeth W. (M-in-law) 68 WV WV-WV; widow
Lines ; Enum-Dwelling #; Enum-Family #
1940 ST WV COUNTY: Marion ED ED:25-40; Lincoln District Pg# Sheet 24A
Name (Relationship) Age BP Marital-status; Highest-School-Grade / Additional Information
Downs, Thurman (head) 57 WV married; 8th-grade; Farming, Private Farm; Farm-Schedule #17
", Stella (wife) 55 WV married; 8th-grade
", Ferry (dau) 27 WV single; C-4
Dragoo, Elizabeth (M-in-law) 78 WV widow; 8th-grade
", Fay (bro-in-law) 50 WV widower; 8th-grade
", Downy (nephew) 14 WV single; H-1
Lines 27-32; Household #217; Owns-home $10,000; all in household lived in "Same House" in 1935

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