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Sunday, February 14, 2010

New Zion Union Church Cemetery - Continued

SEPT. 28, 1855
FEB. 25, 1898
His toils are past
his work is done
He fought the fight
the victory won.

George Washington Doss was born on 28 Sep 1855. He married Arabella Steele [1857-1912 daughter of Thomas B. Steele and Martha Caroline Bean.] on 13 Sep 1875 in Monroe County, WV.

The couple had six children: Ora, Ira, William, Zula, Hampton and Nanie.

He died on 25 Feb 1899.

1852-1937          1866-1954

George Clifton Duncan was born 09 Mar 1852 at Gravel Hill, Craig County, Virginia to William Lawson Duncan and Susannah Miller. He was the fifth born of six children.

He married [2] India Minerva Williams [1866-1954] on 26 Sep 1899 in Giles County, Virginia. They had three children together: William, Thelma and Hurxal.

George died 01 Apr 1937 in Sinks Grove, Monroe, West Virginia.

India Minderva Williams was born on 11 Mar 1866 in Pembroke, Giles, Virginia to Madison Williams and Katherine Frye. She died 06 Aug 1954 in Sweet Springs, Monroe, West Virginia.

JAN 20, 1937
[01 Nov 2006]

George Donald "Don" Crosier was born 20 Jan 1937 to Perry Alvin Crosier, Sr. and Lucille Bostic, in Waiteville, Monroe, West Virginia. He was one of 13 children born to the couple.

Don's spouse was unknown. He had three children: Joyce, Donald and Darren.

He died 01 Nov 2006 at Low Moor, Alleghany, Virginia. His funeral and interrment was on 03 Nov 2006 at New Zion Union Church Cemetery.

JULY 29  1898
JUNE  22  1973

Gillie M. Ray was born 29 Jul 1898 to Joseph Price Ray and Malsenna Shepherd in West Virginia. She was the second of seven children born to the couple.

She married William Edward Tolley [1881-1946] about 1906. The couple had 9 children: Mike, Patrick, Nora, Sherman, Richard, Dorothy, Mildred, Freda and Harold.

Gillie died 22 June 1973.

BORN NOV 8  18 [??]
DIED NOV  5 19[??]

No further information is known. This stone appears to be filled with a great deal of symbolism, of which I am unfamiliar. Perhaps someone who has an understanding of semiotics can help to interpret.

1882 - 1949

Born 31 Jul 1881 [according to death certificate]. Mother and father unknown. She was married, but spouse is not listed. Died 07 Jun 1949 at Spencer State Hospital [WV state psychiatric facility]. Cause of Death psychosis due to cerebral arteriosclerosis. Buried 10 Jun 1949 at New Zion Uncion CHurch Cemetery, Waiteville, Monroe, WV.

1 comment:

  1. Do you think the Doss baby from 1st day of blog was one of GW Doss'? The name you have is Ora/Ira since it is hard to read on the tombstone...just wondering!