Hulda Jane (Minard) Mayle was born on Aug. 13, 1888 (or Aug. 8, 1887) at Taylor's Dream near Philippi, Barbour County, WV, the daughter of William and Elvira (Mayle) Minerd.
At the age of 16, Hulda married 40-year-old Isaiah "Zare" Mayle (1866-1940). He was a farmer and the son of Elisha and Mary (Croston) Male. The ceremony took place on Jan. 29, 1906 by the hand of Rev. J.F. Chenowith of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Hanson Chroston (or "Croston"), connection unknown, provided information for the marriage license. Bride and groom were 24 years apart in age, or perhaps even more.
Isaiah had been married once before, to Sarah Catherine Newman (1860- ? ) and brought many children to the marriage. In fact, Hulda was actually younger than several of her stepsons.
Hulda and Isaiah went on to produce at least nine more children of their own -- among them Blooma June Stewart, Sherman Linsey Mayle Sr., Pearl Parsons, Lucille Dalton, Neva Dalton, Denver Mayle, Pansy Snodgrass, Vance Mayle and Wilfred Mayle.
When the federal census was taken in 1910, the Mayles lived near Philippi, where Isaiah, age 48, eaked out a living as a farmer. It's possible that the family briefly relocated to Clarksburg, Harrison County, WV, where daughter Neva is known to have been born in 1917.
The family is known to have worshipped at religious services held at the Flatwood school house.
The 1930 census shows the family living in the Flatwood section of Philippi, where Isaiah and son Sherman were farmers. They remained in Flatwood during the decade of the 1930s and are shown there in the 1940 census, owning their own farm.
Circa 1935-1940, the Mayleses' granddaughter Betty Jane Mayle resided under their roof, and in 1940 they lived next door to son Sherman and his wife Dessie and family, and to son Commodore and his bride Rhoda and family.
Isaiah suffered from heart disease and hardening of the arteries. He passed away at the age of 78 on May 12, 1940. He was laid to rest in the Chestnut Ridge Cemetery.
Hulda outlived her husband by many decades. She was mentioned in the obituary of her half-sister Matilda (Minerd) Croston in 1954 and her stepson Commodore Mayle in 1965 and at those times was residing in Philippi.
By 1973, Hulda had relocated her home to Canton, Stark County, OH. Seen here, a postcard view of Canton's busy downtown area, showing the First National Bank building and the Stark County courthouse.
The details of her passing are not yet precisely known. She is believed to have died in 1978, and her resting place is believed to be Forest Hill Cemetery on Cleveland Avenue in Canton.
(She is not the same "Hulda Jane Mayle, age 96, daughter of David and Jane Norris, who died at Doctors Hospital in Canton on Dec. 20, 1987.)
~ Daughter Blooma (Mayle) Stewart ~
Daughter Blooma June Mayle (or "Mayles") (1907-1974) was born on Dec. 11, 1907 in Philippi.
In April 1929, at the age of 21, she married Lloyd V. Stewart (1900- ? ), a Virginia native and the son of Wallace and Francis (Epps) Stewart. At the time, she was employed as a maid in Philippi, and Lloyd as a chauffeur in Wheeling, Ohio County, WV. Rev. Robert H. Rucker performed the ceremony on April 4, 1929, at 143 East Chestnut Street in Washington, Washington County, PA. Lloyd had been married once before, in 1922, to Dorothy V. (?), but that marriage ended in divorce in October 1928.
When the federal census was taken in 1930, the year after they married, the Stewarts made their home on 9th Street in Wheeling, Ohio County, WV. He continued his occupation as a chauffeur for a private family.
Blooma died on May 30, 1974. A search has been made for an obituary in the Wheeling Intelligencer newspaper at West Virginia University, but none was found.
Nothing more about them is known. More will be added when learned.
~ Son Sherman Lindsey Mayle Sr. ~
Son Sherman Lindsey Mayle Sr. (1910-1990) was born on Jan. 13, 1910, in Barbour County.
At the age of 26, he married 25-year-old Dessie Jane Kennedy (1911- ? ), the daughter of Benjamin "Harrison" and Elsina (Mayle) Kennedy. The nuptials took place on July 27, 1936, officiated by Rev. Edward G. Carroll of the Warren Methodist Episcopal Church of Grafton.
The Mayles had nine children -- Donald Rhoden, Sherman Linsey Mayle Jr., Delmas Wayne Mayle, Patricia Anne Russell, Shelba Jane McGarry, April Davis, Carolyn King, Martha Sanford and Donna Kaye Mink.
Sherman "was a trustee and member of the Free Will Baptist Church and a retired coal miner for 45 years, having retired on Dec. 8, 1972, from the Mars Mine of Clinchfield Coal Company," said a newspaper. "He was a member of United Mine Workers of America, District 31."
Circa 1940, when the census enumeration was made, they lived next door to Sherman's parents in the Flatwood section of Philippi. Then in 1953, they lived in Clarksburg.
Sherman died at the age of 80 on Jan. 29, 1990, with burial in the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. At the time of his death, he had 18 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Son Donald Rhoden made his home in Sellersville, PA.
Daughter Patricia "Anne" Mayle (1937-2010) was born in about 1937. She resided in Garden City, MI as a young woman, where was employed in the staff offices of Burroughs Corporation's Plymouth Division. She married Byron Russell, son of James and Iva Russell. Byron brought a son to the marriage, Jeffrey A. Russell. They lived in Clarksburg but had no children of their own. Anne was a devout Christian and belonged to the Stanwood Free Methodist Church. She received a degree in business from Davenport University and was employed as a secretary with Unisys Corporation. She died on May 15, 2010, with burial at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Clarksburg.
Daughter Shelba Jane Mayle (1939- ? ) was born in about 1939. She married Joseph McGarry ( ? - ? ), son of Joseph B. and Emily T. (DeFilippo) McGarry. The couple is believed to have produced two children -- Michelle MacKay and Scott McGarry. Shelba and Joseph lived in 2013 in Billerica, MA. Their daughter Michelle wedded Dr. David MacKay, and their son Scott married Samantha.
Son Delmas Wayne Mayle (1949-2013) was born on Feb. 17, 1949 in Clarksburg. He grew up in the Boy Scouts program and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Delmas became an educator and was a longtime industrial arts teacher at Van High School in Boone County, WV. He also was a member of the International Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) and enjoyed fishing, music and sports. He was married twice. He and his first wife had a daughter, Alana Mayle. Then, on June 30, 2001, when he was age 52, he married again, to 36-year-old Cheryl Heater (1965-2013), daughter of Wesley and Brenda Joyce (Oldaker) Heater Jr. They had two more daughters of their own -- Jessie Lynn Mayle and Patricia Ann Mayle. They resided in Clarksburg, where Cheryl was employed in the medical field and attended the Free Will Baptist Church. Sadly, at age 63, he died at home in Clarksburg on June 9, 2013. Burial was in the West Virginia National Cemetery, with Rev. Bobby Bright leading the service. Participating in his funeral service were the Harrison County Honor Guard and the Camp Dawson Honor Guard. An obituary was printed in the Clarksburg Exponent Telegram. Heartache compounded on this family when Cheryl only outlived her husband by less than six weeks. She passed at age 48 at United Hospital Center on July 18, 2013. She was laid to rest beside her husband.
Daughter Carolyn Mayle wed Robert "Bobby" King and resided in Alamo, TN.
Daughter April Mayle wed (?) Davis. Her home was in Cleaveland, TN.
Son Sherman Mayle Jr. married Julie (?). They dwelled in Dover, DE.
Daughter Martha Mayle wed (?) Sanford. She lived in Clarksburg.
Daughter Donna Mayle married Peter Mink and resided in Nashville, TN.
~ Daughter Pearl (Mayle) Parsons ~
Daughter Pearl Mayle (1912-2007) was born on June 5, 1912 in Philippi.
She appears to have given birth to a son, Scott Mayle.
Later, she married Earl Parsons ( ? - ? ). He too brought a son to the marriage, William Parsons.
The couple produced eight children of their own -- Betty Culberson Spourtes, Buddy Parsons, Robert Parsons, Brooks Parsons, Bonnie Maiorana, Belva Bowers and Suzanne Wilson.
The Parsonses lived in Canton, where Pearl earned an income working for 36 years at Lyon Nursing Home. She also was a member of the Canton Pentecostal Temple for half a century and "was a loving mother who dedicated her life to the Lord," said the Canton Repository.
After a period of time as a widow, Pearl died at the age of 95 on June 15, 2007. Burial was in Forest Hill Cemetery, officiated by Pastor Troy Lee Bannister. An obituary noted that her survivors included 27 grandchildren and "numerous" great-grand and great-great grandchildren.
Son Scott Mayle ( ? - ? ) lived in Bolivar, OH.
Stepson William Parsons ( ? - ? ) was deceased by 2007.
Daughter Betty Mayle ( ? - ? ) appears to have been twice married. Her first husband was Vance Culberson (1922?-1988) of Deer Park, Garrett County, MD. Vance passed away in Canton, OH, at the age of 66 on May 11, 1988, of a massive heart attack. Her second spouse was (?) Spourtes. Betty died sometime prior to 2007. Details are not known.
Son Buddy Parsons ( ? - ? ) was deceased by 2007.
Son Robert Parsons ( ? - ? ) lived in Sebring, FL.
Son Brooks Parsons ( ? - ? ) resides in Sebring, FL.
Daughter Bonnie Parsons ( ? - ? ) married (?) Maiorana. Their home has been in Louisville, OH.
Daughter Belva Parsons ( ? - ? ) was wedded to (?) Bowers. She dwells in North Georgetown, OH.
Daughter Suzanne Parsons ( ? - ? ) was joined in matrimony with (?) Wilson. Her residence is in Ridgeland, MS.
~ Daughter Lucille (Mayle) Dalton ~
Daughter Lucille Mayle (1914-2011) was born on Sept. 7, 1914 in Barbour County.
In about 1932, when she was age 18, Lucille was united in matrimony with 20-year-old Troy Delbert Dalton (Nov. 16, 1912-2001). He was the son of Isaac S. and Rosella (Collins) Dalton and a native of Berryburg, Barbour County. (He is not to be confused with his brother in law Troy Berkley Dalton [1911- ? ], son of Floyd and Esther Dalton.)
Their three offspring were Deloris Waters, Fenton Dalton and Jack Dalton.
Troy was a coal miner, and in 1935 worked in and around Fairmont, Marion County, WV. By 1940, U.S. Census records show the family living in the Grant District of Monongalia County, WV. In about 1964, the family relocated from West Virginia to Ohio, settling in Canton, Stark County. They were members of the Canton Pentecostal Temple for many decades.
Troy died at age 88 on May 22, 2001. His death concluded a marriage which had lasted for 69 years. Rev. Troy Banister preached the funeral service.
Lucille survived for a decade after her husband's death. At the age of 96, she passed away at home in Louisville on July 21, 2011, surrounded by her family. Funeral services were officiated by Rev. Ed. Horn. She reposes with her husband in Forest Hill Cemetery. An obituary reported that she was survived by five grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.
Daughter Deloris Dalton (1935-2000) was born on Oct. 19, 1935 in Fairmont, Marion County, WV. When in her early 20s, Deloris made her home at 742 Globe Avenue in Morgantown, Monongalia County, WV. When she was age 24, on April 30, 1960, she married 28-year-old Paul Waters (June 9, 1931- ? ), a native of Mississippi and the son of James E. and Olive (Scott) Waters. Rev. Raymond J. Nielsen of the Baptist Church in Morgantown officiated. Paul previously was divorced and in 1960 made his home at the Swiss Inn in Vevay, IN. Deloris passed away on Feb. 25, 2000. Paul's fate is not yet known.
Son Jack W. Dalton Sr. (1939- ? ) was born in about 1939 in Monongalia County, WV. He was wedded to Barbara.
Son Fenton Dalton ( ? - ? ) was deceased by 2001. He may be the same "Fenton David Dalton" of Canton, OH who, on March 12, 1962 married Irma Lee Parsons ( ? - ? ) of Simpson, WV, by the hand of Rev. Arnold L. McIntosh. This needs to be confirmed.
~ Daughter Neva (Mayle) Dalton ~
Daughter Neva Mayle (1917-2005) was born on Nov. 5, 1915 (or 1917).
At the age of 20 or 21, she married 25-year-old Troy Berkley Dalton (1911-1956) on Jan. 2, 1937, at Philippi, by the hand of Durward Belmont Brown. Troy was the son of Floyd and Esther (Croston) Dalton. (He is not to be confused with his brother in law Troy Delbert Dalton [1912-2001], son of Isaac and Rosella Dalton.)
At the time of marriage, Neva was making her home in Galloway, Barbour County, and Troy in Philippi.
Troy brought a son to the marriage, Bernard Dalton.
The Daltons went on to have three children of their own -- Ronald Lee Dalton, Eloise Jean Pierson and Sandra Yvonne Cropp.
Troy earned a living as a coal miner. Tragically, with full details not yet known, Troy was crushed in an accident in Dola, Harrison County, WV on May 15, 1956. He died the same day, just a few weeks before his 45th birthday. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Neva astoundingly outlived her husband by nearly a half of a century. She was a member of Mt. Zion Methodist Church in Anmoore, WV, and may have resided for some time in Canton, OH. They lived in Richmond, VA, for a number of years until relocating to North Myrtle Beach, SC, in 1986.
At the age of 88, Neva passed away in North Myrtle Beach at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. The date of her passing was May 30, 2005, and she was laid to rest at Hillcrest Cemetery in Conway, Horry County, SC, with a memorial service held in Canton. Neva was survived by nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, four step grandchildren and three step great-grandchildren. Said the Myrtle Beach Sun News, "She was a loving mother, and grandparent."
Stepson Bernard Dalton
Son Ronald Lee Dalton
Daughter Eloise Jean Dalton married (?) Pierson.
Daughter Sandra Yvonne Dalton wedded (?) Cropp.
~ Son Denver Mayle ~
Son Denver Mayle (1919-1984) was born on Sept. 19, 1919 in Philippi.
In 1940, at the age of 21, when the federal census was taken, Denver lived at home with his parents in the Flatwoods section of Philippi. Unmarried that year, he earned a living as a "mechanic helper," employed by the National Youth Administration (NYA). Created by the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the NYA was a New Deal agency that created work opportunities and education for young American adults between the ages of 16 and 25.
Denver served in the U.S. military during World War II. After the war's end, he lived in West Virginia and Canton, OH. They attended the Peoples Church.
Denver is believed to have married Colleen Culberson ( ? - ? ). They may have produced one daughter, Rita.
At the age of 64, Denver died on March 1 or 22, 1984 in Waynesburg, Stark County, OH. He is buried in the veterans section of Forest Hill Cemetery on Cleveland Avenue in Canton.
~ Daughter Pansy (Mayle) Snodgrass ~
Daughter Pansy Mayle (1922- ? ) was born on May 20, 1922 in Philippi.
At a young age, she relocated to Detroit. There, in April 1956, at the age of 34, she was wedded to Paul Snodgrass ( ? -1980).
The couple produced two daughters -- Janice Wiley and Linda Danielski.
The Snodgrasses made their home in Richmond, MI.
Sadly, Paul died on April 1, 1980, ending a marriage which had lasted for almost 24 years.
Pansy survived her spouse by three decades. She supported herself by working as a waitress at the Kresge Company store in Grosse Pointe, MI for 30 years. She also was a member of Community Baptist Church of Richmond.
At the age of 87, believed to be suffering from Alzheimer's Disease, Pansy died at home on Jan. 13, 2010. Following funeral services at her church, led by Rev. Bryan Wise, her remains were interred in St. John's Cemetery in Fraser. An obituary noted that she was preceded in death by six brothers and sisters. A death notice was published in the Port Huron Times Herald.
Daughter Janice Snodgrass ( ? -living) married Gene Wiley. Their home in 2010 was in Richmond.
Daughter Linda Snodgrass ( ? -living) wedded James Danielski. They resided in Plymouth, MI in 2010.
~ Son Vance Allen Mayle ~
Son Vance Allen Mayle (1927-1983) was born on Jan. 13, 1927 in Philippi.
He is reputed to have married Mary Orendorf ( ? - ? ).
Their children were Gary Lee Mayle and Kathy Darlene Mayle.
Evidence suggests that he died of a heart attack at work on Feb. 24, 1983, at the age of 56. If true, he rests for eternity in Sunset Hills Cemetery.
Son Gary Lee Mayle
Daughter Kathy Darlene Mayle
~ Son Wilfred Mayle ~
Son Wilfred Mayle (1933- ? ) was born in about 1933 in the Flatwood section of Philippi.
~ Stepson John C. Mayle ~
Stepson John C. Mayle (1883- ? ) was born in 1883. He seems to have disappeared, but his story will be told here when discovered.
~ Stepdaughter Rachel M. Mayle ~
Stepdaughter Rachel M. ("Maude"?) Mayle (1886- ? ) was born in 1886. She has faded from history.
We are looking into whether she went by "Maude" and married (?) Collins, making her home in Cumberland, Allegany County, MD in 1964.
~ Stepson Artemus Mayle ~
Stepson Artemus Mayle (1882- ? ) was born in 1882. He married his step-mother's sister, Virgie Minard. See her bio for more detail.
~ Stepson Commodore Mayle ~
Stepson Commodore Mayle (1883-1965) was born in 1883.
When he was age 24, Commodore married 21-year-old Rhoda Kennedy (1886- ? ) on Feb. 25, 1908 at Meriden, near Philippi. Rhoda's name also has been spelled as "Canady."
They had five children -- Leo Mayle, Loretha Mayle, Grace Palosi, Darl Mayle and Jeanetta Collins.
Commodore and Rhoda were farmers and members of the Olive Hill Methodist Church. They resided in the Flatwoods community of Philippi. Tragedy struck the family in August 1921 when their young daughter Loretha contracted a deadly case of tubercular meningitis. She apparently was taken for medical treatment to Elkins, Randolph County, or perhaps they were living there at the time. Loretha expired in Elkins at the age of seven years, four months and 17 days on Aug. 17, 1921. Her remains were brought back to Philippi for burial.
The federal census of 1930 shows that the family lived near Philippi. By 1935, they had relocated to Lakin, Mason County, WV but by 1940 were back in the Flatwood section of Philippi, residing within a house or two of his father and step-mother.
Commodore was the informant on his father's death certificate in 1940, and is mentioned in his brother Henry "Edgar" Mayle's obituary in 1964, when he was living in Philippi.
Commodore died on May 6, 1965, at the age of 81. Following a funeral held at the Olive Hill church, led by Rev. Winfield Mayle, he was laid to rest in the Welch Cemetery. Interestingly, his obituary in the Barbour Democrat noted that he was survived by "his step-mother, Mrs. Hulda Mayle of Philippi." At his death, he and Rhoda had produced 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Son Leo Mayle (1903-1972) was born in about 1903. He married Mary Norris ( ? - ? ) and had eight children -- among the known names were Lynchford Mayle, Gary Lee Mayle, Mrs. Robert Shirkey and Mrs. Herbert Kennedy. Leo and Mary lived in ived in Philippi circa 1965 and in Canton in the early 1970s. At the age of 63, Leo died on March 4, 1972. His remains were returned to Philippi for the funeral at Olive Hill Methodist Church, led by Rev. Winfield Mayle, followed by burial at Welch Cemetery.
Daughter Grace "Gracie" Mayle (1912-1989) was born in about 1912. She married Steve Palosi ( ? - ? ), sometimes spelled "Talosi." They made their home in Lewisville, OH and were Baptist by faith. The couple had one known daughter, Betty Lou Bogard. In 1977, they relocated to Florida, making their home in Wildwood, Sumter County. Their residence was located along Highway 44 East. Gracie died at the age of 77 in mid-March 1989, and her obituary was printed in the Orlando (FL) Sentinel.
Son Darl Mayle (1922-2000) was born in about 1922. As a boy he resided in Philippi and in Lakin, Mason County, WV. In adulthood, he made his home in Canton, OH in 1965 and in North Canton in 1972. He was mentioned in 1989 in the newspaper obituary of his sister Gracie Palosi and was still alive at the time. He is thought to have passed away in Cleveland, OH in January 2000.
Daughter Jeanetta Mayle (1935- ? ) was born in about 1935. She wed Sherwood Collins ( ? - ? ) and in 1965-1972 lived in Philippi.
~ Stepson Clyde Thomas Mayle ~
Stepson Clyde Thomas Mayle (1896-1943?) was born in 1896.
As a young adult, he had blue eyes and black hair, and was of medium height and build. Circa 1918, he labored as a coal miner for the Philippi Gas and Coal Company. That year, at the age of 19, he registered for the military draft, and the draft board officer listed his race as "Negro." Nothing further is known.
When the federal census was enumerated in 1940, Clyde was age 40, unemployed and single, and lived with his father and stepmother in the Flatwoods section of Philippi. The census-taker recorded that Clyde had lived in the same house five years earlier, in 1935.
Clyde may have died in 1943, at the age of 47, with burial in Welch Cemetery in Philippi. No death record has been found.
~ Stepson Henry "Edgar" Mayle ~
Stepson Henry "Edgar" Mayle (1902- ? ) was born in 1902. He was only four years old when his father married Hulda Jane Minard.
He wed cousin Mary Louisa Minard (1906-1954). See her bio for more detail.
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