Alvey H. McCormick
Pvt Co L 46 Infantry
World War I
Dec 25 1895 Aug 30 1966
Alvey Hovey McCormick was born 25 Dec 1895 to Leonidas Wellington McCormick and Josie Anne Williams in Monroe County, West Virginia. [For those of you who follow the Bean family history, he was the grandson of Joseph Preston McCormack and Martha Caroline Bean.] From his stone we know that he served as a Private [rank] in Company L of the 46th Infantry in World War I. He married Leola Opal Clark [1899-1990] on 23 Sep 1922. They had one child: Shirley Dawn McCormick. He died 30 Aug 1966.
Andrew Jack and Nannie Beane McCormick
Andrew "Jack" McCormick was born in 1871 to Jonathan McCormick and Margaret Counts in Giles County, Virginia. "Nannie" [Nancy Malinda M.] Beane was born 20 Jun 1872 to William Bean and Margaret Smith Perkins in Waiteville, Monroe County, WV. Jack and Nannie were married 15 Nov 1893 in Waiteville. The photograph below was taken about 1935.
The couple had nine children: Ethel, John, Ella, Clarence "Okey", Kathleen, Margaret, Ralph, Virginia and Charles. Jack died 1948. Nannie died 22 Dec 1945
Anna Pharr Sarver
J.P. & R.A.
Feb. 26 1888
June 14 1914
arms to the
arms of Jesus
(Base of stone) SARVER
Annie and Loretta were two of the daughters of William and Alice "Allie" Epling [see yesterdays post]. According to the memoir's of Rita Bean Holland [Allie's niece], the girl's contracted fever [not sure if it was influenza, etc.] and died the same evening. They were so small that they buried the two girls in the same coffin together. And so they share the same stone. Another sister, Mary, is listed on the other side of the stone
Little Mary had died just 10 months before Annie and Loretta, also from a fever or virus. Will and Allie lost five children, in all, as small children. Only two of their seven reached adulthood. These three share the same stone.