Emily Jane "Minnie" (Minerd) Mayle was born on Dec. 26, 1870 in Barbour County, WV, the daughter of William and Margaret (Mayle) Minerd. She also was known as "Emma" or "Emeline" and may have had the additional nickname of "Minnie."
When Emily was a young girl, her parents separated and then divorced. She and her siblings were divided among relatives, and she and her sister Cyrene went to live with their maternal grandparents, Reese and Delilah Mayle, near Grafton, Taylor County, WV. The girls are shown in the Mayle household in the 1880 census, when Emily was age nine, and Cyrene age four.
At the tender age of 14, she married 22-year-old Charles Luther "Little Charlie" Male (1864-1958) on July 1, 1886. It's possible that Charles' parents were George "Washington" and Margarette (Pritchard) Mayle, but this is not yet proven with precision. Emma and Charles were both residing in Barbour County at the time of marriage, but the wedding took place at the home of "Washington" Male in Tygart Valley in nearby Taylor County. "William Miner" -- Emily Jane's father? -- was one of the informants providing information for the marriage license. Rev. Thomas Wells officiated.
They resided over the years in Moatsville, Barbour County, and are known to have had at least seven children -- Susan "Blanche" Kennedy, Ulysses "Scott" Mayle, Alva Dallas Mayle, Elzie "Burley" Mayle, Dicy S. Mayle, Cora Belle Kennedy and Leona Gale (Mayle) Mayle.
The Mayles made their home circa 1889 in Oakland, Garrett County, MD, when son Alva was born. In 1900, the federal census shows them living in Barbour County, where Charles was a farmer.
Emily died sometime before 1910.
When the federal census was taken in 1910, Charles was shown to be a widower, and working as a farmer in the Pleasant District of Barbour County.
It's possible that Charles died of a stroke at the age of 67 at Clemtown, Barbour County, on April 13, 1929. His death certificate marks him as "widowed."
~ Daughter Susan "Blanche" (Mayle) Kennedy ~
Daughter Susan "Blanche" Mayle (1887-1949) was born in 1887.
As a young woman, worked as a servant for a private family prior to her marriage, as shown on the 1910 census.
At the age of 24 or 25, she married 22-year-old Henry Floyd Kennedy (1890- ? ) on July 29, 1912. Rev. W.B. Pimm performed the ceremony, held in Philippi. Blanche was three years older than her husband.
Henry was a coal miner and carpenter, and she a housewife. They lived in Moatsville, Route 3, in rural Barbour County.
The Kennedys had at least three children -- Gillespie Kennedy, Wilmoth Kennedy and Wannetta (Juanita?) Kennedy.
The census of 1920 shows the family in Barbour County, living with Blanche's widowed father. In the 1940s, the Kennedys made their residence on Route 1, Moatsville.
Blanche died at home of a heart attack at the age of 62 on Nov. 14, 1949, with burial at Mt. View Cemetery. In her obituary in the Grafton Sentinel, the headline erroneously read "Bertha" Kennedy rather than "Blanche" Kennedy.
Henry outlived her by a dozen years. He died in 1961, at the age of 70. They rest together for eternity at Mt. View.
Son Gillespie Kennedy made his home on Route 3, Moatsville, in 1949.
Daughter Regina Kennedy married (?) Mayle and lived in the late 1940s in Waynesburg, Greene County, PA.
~ Son Alva Dallas Mayle ~
Son Alva Dallas Mayle (1889-1964) was born on March 15, 1889 in Oakland, Garrett County, MD.
He stood 5 feet, 4 inches tall and weighed 115 lbs., with black eyes and black hair. He was a veteran of World War I.
At the age of 32, Alva married 19-year-old Lillie Belle Mayle (Oct. 3, 1900-1970), the daughter of Charles Ross Maxwell Mayle and Eleby Jane (Pritchard) Mayle. The marriage took place on Aug. 23, 1919, at Philippi, officiated by William Coleman. On their Barbour County marriage license, the information provider was named as "Mr. Charles R. Male, Order of Scott Mayle & A.D. Mayle."
Together, the couple produced a large brood of 10 children -- Laco Verl Mayle, Erma Lee Mayle, Imogene/Emmajean Mayle, Zeldine Mayle, Ernestine "Tina" Sheme, Arlene B. Faulkiner, Alva "David" Mayle, Johnathan "Douglas" Mayle, Maxine (Mayle) Mayle and Sheila June Smith.
Alva was a longtime coal mine laborer, and circa 1918 worked for the Sterling Coal Company in Cecil, Barbour County.
When the federal census enumeration was made in 1930, the Mayles were in the Pleasant District of Barbour County, with Alva earning a living as a sawmill laborer. The family dwelled in Moatsville in 1930-1942 and at Grafton Route 1 (considered the Prichard community of Moatsville) in 1956.
The federal census of 1940 suggests that Alva suffered from a medical ailment and, as a military veteran, was treated in the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Chillicothe, OH. He is listed on the census-roster of patients of the institution, while Lillie was shown as the sole head of the household in Barbour County with seven young mouths to feed that year.
Alva died on Feb. 22, 1964, in Philippi, at the age of 74. His funeral was led by Rev. Murray Mayle. At the time, said the Grafton Sentinel, he was survived by 26 grandchildren and three stepchildren.
Lillie Belle survived her husband by six years. She succumbed in Moatsville on April 2, 1970. The couple sleep side-by-side for all time in Pritchard Cemetery.
Son Laco Verl Mayle (1921-1990) was born on July 13, 1921 in Moatsville, Barbour County, WV. As a boy he completed eight years of elementary education. He was unmarried and lived at home at the age of 18 in 1940, working as a farm laborer. He relocated to Canton, Stark County, OH, where he labored as a construction worker. His residence in the mid-1950s was Alliance Road in Canton. When he was 34 years of age, on Sept. 24, 1955, he was united in holy matrimony with 37-year-old Mildred Elizabeth Maley (July 19, 1918- ? ), daughter of Charles and Eleva Maley of Wendel, Taylor County, WV. The wedding was held at the Taylor County residence of the officiating minister, Rev. Fred DeCost, of the Wesleyan Methodist Church. At the age of 69, Laco entered the realm of the eternal on Dec. 6, 1990. Mildred lived in widowhood for another 11 years. She died at the age of 83 on Nov. 28, 2001. They repose in Evergreen Memorial Gardnes in Louisville, Stark County.
Daughter Maxine Mayle (1923-2001) was born on May 22, 1923. She married Donald Woodrow Mayle (May 31, 1912-1992), reputedly the son of Harvey Levi and Carrie Gay (Male) Mayle. She was 11 years younger than her husband. Initially they lived in Moatsville, Barbour County, WV circa 1942 but by 1954 had relocated across the state line to Waynesburg, Greene County, PA. Their known children were Norma Whitlatch, Carolyn Sue Shoemaker, Arthur "Woody" Mayle, Donna Mayhle, Cindy Crayne, Janice VanDruff, Olga Emerson and Gary Mayle. Donald died in 1992, with burial in Waynesburg's Green Mount Cemetery. Maxine survived him by nine years. She was swept away by the Grim Reaper on July 21, 2001.
Great-granddaughter Lori Jo Mayle ( ? -2009) was born in (?). She bore a daughter, Sydney Darlene Mayle Bedilion. On May 3, 2000, she was joined in marriage with Donald Lester Bedilion (Jan. 3, 1968-2003), son of Donald William and Barbara Lou (Ingram) Bedilion Jr. of Graysville, Greene County. They resided in Rogersville and Graysville and are believed to have produced two more children -- Donald William Bedilion and Susan Grace Bedilion, the latter of whom died at birth on July 15, 2000, with burial in Greene Mount Cemetery. Said the Washington Observer-Reporter, Donald "resided in the Nineveh, Rogersville and Graysville areas all his life. He was baptized in the Christian church and was a former member of the Moose Lodge in Waynesburg." For six years, from 1987 to 1993, he was a corporal with the National Guard in Waynesburg. He worked for West Penn Wire for five years and as a buffalo herd manager for a dozen years for Buck and Jean Shumaker in Rogersville, Greene County. In January 2002, he accepted a new position with Stahura Conveyor Products Inc. as a service technician. Tragically, while at home on March 19, 2003, Donald died at the age of 35. An obituary was printed in the Observer-Reporter. Lori lived for six years as a widow and succumbed in 2009. An obituary was clipped and filed in the Cornerstone Genealogy Society in Waynesburg.
Daughter Erma Lee Mayle (1925-2003) was born on Sept. 10, 1925 in Moatsville. She may have remained single all her life. She died at the age of 77 on March 18, 2003. She sleeps for eternity in Pritchard Cemetery in Clemtown.
Daughter Imogene Mayle (1928-1988) -- alternatively spelled "Emmajean" -- was born on Jan. 14, 1928 in Moatsville, Barbour County. She was joined in the bonds of marriage with Mitchell Mayle (Oct. 23, 1925-1987), son of Lafayette and Alice Louise (Dalton) Mayle. An interesting twist is that Mitchell's brother Carel Douglas Mayle wedded Imogene's step-cousin Collena Mayle of the family of Francis "Frank" Mayle and Sarah (Mayle) Kennedy. Mitchell was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served as a gunner's mate. The pair lived along Route 1 in Grafton. Mitchell died in April 1987 at the age of 21. Sadly, Imogene only outlived her husband by a year. At the age of 60, she was swept away by the angels in Grafton on July 10, 1988. Burial of the remains was in Pritchard Cemetery in Clemtown.
Daughter Zeldine Mayle (1930-2014) was born on July 7, 1930 in Moatsville, Barbour County. She married Thomas J. Soufis (Oct. 30, 1926-2003). During the Korean War, Thomas served as a corporal in the U.S. Army. She moved to Zanesville, Muskingum County, where she lived in 1964. Later, they made their home in Canton. The couple had one daughter, Melanie Thomas. Thomas was cut away by the Grim Reaper on Oct. 15, 2003. Zeldine survived as a widow for 11 years. She is believed to have contracted cancer and died at the age of 83 on April 2, 2014. In an obituary, the family asked that any memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society.
Daughter Ernestine R. "Tina" Mayle (1933-living) was born in 1933. On Nov. 25, 1958, at the age of 25, Tina married 20-year-old William Donald "Donnie" Sheme (1938-1968), son of William and Dalena (Dalton) Sheme. They had four children over the span of their 10 years of marriage -- among them Kirk Sheme, Pamela Sheme and Amy Sheme. The family were members of the Pritchard Wesleyan Church in Clemtown near Philippi. In 1964, they resided in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, OH. By 1966, they had relocated back to West Virginia, where William obtained employment as a shuttle car operator with Consolidation Coal Company as a miner at its Farmington No. 9 Mine in Farmington, Marion County. His wife's cousin Hartsel Lee Mayle, son of Charles Elihu and Nancy Catherine (Kennedy) Mayle, also worked with him at the No. 9 mine. Another of their ill-fated co-workers was Wayne Ralph Minor Sr. (1919-1968), of the unrelated English family of John and Rella Ann (Myers) Minor of Wetzel County, WV. Tragedy swept across both families on the fateful day of Nov. 20, 1968. The mine exploded violently, and the miners were trapped inside, sealing their doom. Local newspapers largely ignored the tragedy, while national news media flocked to provide coverage. Time magazine, Life magazine and the Associated Press all came to the scene report the story to national and international readers. Click to see NBC-TV's coverage at the time. Days, weeks and months of gnawing anxiety passed without the families knowing with certainty that their loved ones were dead. William's body was not recovered for five-and-a-half years, until March 13, 1974. His remains were placed at rest in the Prichard Wesleyan Methodist Church Cemetery. Ernestine survived him by decades, making her residence in Knottsville. In November 2011, William's tragic story was revisited with the publication of Bonnie E. Stewart's book, No. 9: The 1968 Farmington Mine Disaster, produced by the West Virginia University Press. He is named on pages 194 and 221.
Daughter Arlene B. Mayle (1936-2008) was born on Nov. 10, 1936. She wed Carvel V. "Cobb" Faulkiner ( ? -living) and called Moatsville their home. She passed away in Philippi on Nov. 4, 2008. Cobb continued to reside in Philippi circa 2017.
Son Alva "David" Mayle (1938-2017) was born on Aug. 27, 1938 in Moatsville, Barbour County. In about 1964, at the age of 26, he was joined in wedlock with Connie Best ( ? -living). Their marriage lasted for 53 years until the separation of death. The Mayles lived in Newton Falls, OH and by 2010 were in Canton. They were the parents of Lori Deitz, Lisa Berger, Diana Kettlewell, Susan Heskett, David Mayle, Douglas Mayle and a daughter who died in infancy. He served in the U.S. Army and was employed for many years by the Laborer’s Local 1015, a position from which he retired. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and a member of Crystal Park Wesleyan Church in Canton, where he was "well-loved" as a Sunday School teacher, executive board member, visitation pastor, confidant and friend. Sadly, David and Connie endured the deaths of their married daughters Susan Heskett and Lisa Jane Berger and an infant daughter. Toward the end of his life, he began teaching a Spiritual Development class to the men at New Destiny Treatment Center. On the fateful day of May 27, 2017, while at the family's cabin in West Virginia, David died suddenly at the age of 78. His remains were returned to Canton for services at the family church, followed by interment in Evergreen Memorial Gardens. An obituary noted that his survivors numbered 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Son Johnathan "Douglas" Mayle (1942-2017) -- nicknamed "Yank" -- was born in about 1942. He was united in marriage with Janet P. (Batson) Brookshire ( ? -2017), daughter of Gaines and Mattie Batson. She had been married previously to Marvin Brookshire ( ? - ? ) and brought two sons to the union, Marvin Dean Brookshire and Robin David "Robbie" Brookshire. He made his home in Newton Falls, OH and later relocated to South Carolina, dwelling in Fountain Inn and Gray Court, SC. Douglas loved to hunt and to be out-of-doors. Sadly, he succumbed to death in Gray Court on Jan. 8, 2017. The family was plunged into mourning again just 10 months later at Janet's passing at the age of 86 on Oct. 11, 2017. Funeral services for both were held in Greenville, SC.
Daughter Sheila "June" Mayle (1945-2009) was born on July 7, 1945 in Moatsville. She wed Terry "Shotgun" Smith ( ? - ? ). They settled in Newburg, Preston County, WV and had two children -- Brent L. Smith and Tamara J. "Tammy" Sigley. June passed away at home in Newburg at the age of 64 on Dec. 29, 2009. Interment was in the Prichard Cemetery, in a funeral led by Rev. Winfield Mayle. An obituary was published in the Preston County Journal.
~ Son Ulysses "Scott" Mayle ~
Son Ulysses "Scott" Mayle (1892-1956) was born on April 25, 1891 (or 1892), in Barbour County or Taylor County. (Records differ.)
As a young adult, he was of medium height and slender build, and had black hair and eyes. In 1917, he worked for the Humphrey Coal Company of Philippi. That year, at age 25, he registered for the military draft, and the draft officer listed his race as "colored."
Scott wedded Bertha Croston (1887-1973), daughter of John W. and Sabina (Mayle) Croston, on July 15, 1918. He was age 27, and she 29, at the time. Rev. G.H. Snyder officiated. Both groom and bride were labeled as "colored" in the official county record of their marriage.
The couple did not reproduce.
They resided at Berryburg, Barbour County in 1930 and later in North Philippi, where Scott labored for many years in local coal mines. He suffered from emphysema and bronchitis, perhaps brought on by his years of inhaling coal dust.
Scott died at the age of 63 on March 2, 1956, at the Philippi Hospital. Following the funeral at Olive Hill Methodist Church, burial was in the Welch Cemetery near Philippi. An obituary in the Philippi Republican said his death occurred "following a long illness."
Bertha outlived her husband by 17 years, and passed away in 1973.
~ Daughter Leona Gayle (Mayle) Mayle ~
Daughter Leona Gale Mayle (1896-1942) was bon in 1896.
She was married to cousin Clifford Lee Mayle (1897-1936), the son of Lewis and Sarepta "Thrippy" (Kennedy) Mayle. They were farmers who resided in Cecil near Grafton, Route 5 and were members of the Wesley Methodist Church.
They produced a total of 10 children -- Hazel Mayle, Louvenia "Beanie" Mayle, Mabel Victoria (Mayle) Mayle, Rosaline Dalton, Maxwell "Mack" Mayle, Glenn Mayle, Vonda Budd, Freda Earlstine Newman, Thomas Edward Mayle and Clifford Esperin Mayle.
Tragically, while in his 30s, Cliff suffered for two years from nephritis, and died at the age of 39 two days after Christmas 1936. Funeral services were led by Rev. Fred DeCost of the Mt. View Church, with burial at the Mt. View Cemetery.
Adding to the heartbreak, Leona was expecting when her husband died, and the little child, named Clifford Espirin Mayle, only lived less than a year, and died of pneumonia in on Dec. 7, 1937.
Leona only outlived her husband by six years. She contracted tuberculosis, an illness she battled for six years, and succumbed at the age of 45 on April 9, 1942. As with her husband, the funeral was held at Mt. View Church, with services led by Rev. Gerald Rogers, with interment at the church cemetery. The Grafton Sentinel published obituaries for both Leona and Clifford. Their son Maxwell of Grafton was the informant on her death certificate.
Daughter Rosaline Margaret Mayle (1916-1974) was born on Jan. 3 or Dec. 3, 1916 in Barbour County. She grew up in Moatsville. On April 19, 1937, at the age of 21, Rosaline married 24-year-old Coy Calvin "Pat" Dalton (Feb. 13 or 25, 1913-1962), the son of T.H. "Floyd" and Esther (Mayle) Dalton of Galloway, Barbour County. Rev. Durward Belmont Brown of Philippi officiated at their nuptials. (In an interesting side note, Coy's brother Troy Berkley Dalton married Rosaline's distant cousin, Neva Mayle, daughter of Isaiah and Hulda (Minard) Mayle.) The Daltons initially resided near Grafton. During World War II, Coy served as a corporal with the 499th Base Unit of the Army Air Force. After the war, the Daltons moved to Uniontown and Canton, OH. Together, they produced a brood of nine children, among them Audrey Alice "Wannie" Mayle, Mrs. Melvin Hallobaush, Phyllis Spalding, Wayne Dalton, Lloyd Keith Dalton, Allen D. Dalton, Jerrold Clark Dalton and Robert Dalton. Circa 1961, he worked in a mill and resided along Green Garden Road in Aliquippa, Beaver County, PA. Tragically, while driving under the influence of alcohol, Coy was driving a vehicle which struck another at the intersection of Routes 18 and 51 in Center Township near Monaca, killing the other driver. Afer a trial, publicized in newspapers in Pittsburgh and East Liverpool, OH, he was found not guilty. Coy was stricken with cancer of his lungs and bronchial passages. He was admitted to the Veterans Administration Hospital in Pittsburgh, where he died at the age of 49 on Nov. 14, 1962. His remains were placed into repose in Prichard Cemetery in Clemtown near Philippi or in West Hill Cemetery in Grafton. Rosaline survived her husband by a number of years and made her home with her married daughter Audrey in Canton. Sadly, she endured the tragic death of her son Lloyd Keith in a cruel accident in 1971. She died on March 19, 1974, at the age of 58, at Canton's Molly Stark Hospital. Her body was brought back to Clemtown to rest beside her husband's.
Great-grandson Chris Mayle married Kendra and dwell in Waynesburg, OH.
Great-grandson John Mayle was wedded to Dennie and make their home in Canton.
Great-granddaughter Teresa Arlene Hollabaugh
Great-granddaughter April Carla Hollabaugh
Great-grandson Barney Keith Hollabaugh
Great-grandson David Mayle ( ? - ? ) was deceased by 2018.
Great-granddaughter Kimberly Mayle ( ? - ? ) wedded Ken Bryne. Their home is in Madison Heights, MI.
Great-granddaughter Renee Mayle ( ? - ? ) married Manuel Torres. They have dwelled in Rio Rancho, NM.
Great-grandson Rick Holley ( ? - ? ) was joined in wedlock with Barb. The couple put down roots in Monaca, Beaver County, PA.
Great-granddaughter Kimberly Dalton
Great-granddaughter Marty Jo Dalton married William A. Myatt and resided in Industry, Beaver County, PA. Sadly, Marty Jo passed away on May 13, 2018. Her cousin Rev. Donnie Ray Mayle officiated at her funeral.
Great-granddaughter Kathy Lucci
Great-granddaughter Donna Fulgenti
Great-granddaughter Diane Dahlberg
Great-grandson Mark Douglas Dalton
Daughter Hazel Josephine Mayle (1918-1991) was born on May 26, 1918 in Cecil, Barbour County. She married a cousin, Herbert W. Mayle (1913-1996), son of Jefferson Davis and Lucy Jane (Croston) Mayle. View their bio for more.
Daughter Emma Louvenia "Beanie" Mayle (1920-2004) was born on June 3, 1920 in Taylor County. She married a cousin, Roscoe "Jack" Mayle (Feb. 5, 1916-1970), son of William Esker and Laura Agnes (Kennedy) Mayle of the family of Sarepta (Kennedy) Mayle. The Mayleses lived in Canton and had nine known children -- Barton W. Mayle, Larry Leo Mayle, Hubert Mayle, Vietta "Coog" (Mayle) Mayle, Diana Newman, Bonnie Newman and Donnie Mayle, Evelyn Mayle and Everett Mayle. The family grieved when, on New Year's Day 1942, their nine-month-old son Everett passed away after being stricken with bronchial pneumonia. The infant's tender remains were placed into rest in Mount View Cemetery. They relocated at some poit to Canton, Stark County, OH. At the age of about 53, Jack died in Canton on Jan. 18, 1970, of causes not yet known. Emma outlived her husband by almost 35 years. She "lived in Canton most of her adult life," said the Canton Repository, and was a "member of the Crystal Park Wesleyan Church of Canton." In her later years, she made her home with her single sister Vonda Budd. Sadly, she endured the additional death of their daughter Evelyn. Emma died in Canton at age 83 on either Feb. 29, 2004 (Leap Day) or on March 1, 2004. Her remains were returned to Grafton for burial at Pritchard Cemetery, where generations of the family rest for eternity. At her death, she and Jack had produced 27 grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren and "many loving great-great grandchildren," too numerous to count.
Great-granddaughter Sandra Mayle married William S. Johns (1957-2017), son of Raymond and Alice (Passwaters) Johns. They resided in Canton and in about 2013 relocated to Beach City, OH. Their four sons were Brandon Johns, Sean Johns, William R. "Billy" Johns and Nick Johns. William was employed as a retail manager for many years. Sadly, he passed away at the age of 60 on March 5, 2017. Pastor Kevin Northrup performed the funeral service, follwed by interment in South Lawn Cemetery in Beach City.
Great-grandson Gregory Lewis Mayle (1961-2012) was born on April 1, 1961 in Canton. In 1988, he was joined in wedlock with Kimberly Bulgrin ( ? - ? ). His five children were Dustin Lane Mayle, Danielle Sikon, Tara Earley, Jaime Butzer and Kristi Jackson. They resided in Navarre, OH and were members of the New Life Tabernacle of Massillon. Reported the Canton Repository, Gregory "was a cowboy at heart and loved his horse, Shiloh. He loved riding with his son. He was known best by his church family and friends for hosting great bonfires at his home. Greg had many special friends but one close to his heart, Newt. Greg lived life to the fullest and knew how to put a smile on your face. Greg always put family first and loved each and every one of his children." Gregory passed into eternity at the age of 51 on Nov. 18, 2012. Pastor Keith Blaylock officiated at the service at the family tabernacle, followed by burial in Sunset Hills Burial Park.
Great-granddaughter Sandra Mayle was joined in wedlock with Jay Hukill.
Great-grandson Robert Kevin Newman ( ? - ? ) was deceased by 2011.
Great-grandson Darrin Newman (1968-2020) was born on July 7, 1968 in Canton. He received a degree from Kent State University, and was employed in sales by Deufol Inc. In about 1994, he wedded Valerie Oster, daughter of Marlene Oster. The marriage endured for 26 years. They were the parents of Nicole Newman, Logan Newman and Samantha Newman. The family belonged to Christ the Servant Parish, and Darrin coached youth basketball. He was said to have "zest for life, laughter, and joy" and to have been "a kindhearted person and a friend to all. He loved to have fun and always put others before himself; Darrin would do anything for anyone and had more friends than most people know." Sadly, at the age of 52, Darrin succumbed to death on Nov. 25, 2020. A mass of Christian burial was held in the parish of the family church, with burial following in Calvary Cemetery.
Great-granddaughter Angela Newman ( ? - ? ) married Kevin Northup. They have lived in Perry Township, OH and are the parents of Courtney Northup and Chase Northup.
Great-grandson Brad Newman ( ? - ? ) resides in Canton
Daughter Mabel Victoria Mayle (1922-2007) was born on Sept. 20, 1922. At the age of 16, on Oct. 15, 1938, she was joined in wedlock with Wilburn Milo Mayle (Dec. 7, 1921-2008), son of Harvey Levi and Carrie Gay (Mayle) Mayle. The couple produced four known offspring -- Emma Lou Maley, Roger Lee Mayle, Cathy Cummings and Hugh Mayle. They lived for many years in Moatsville and Grafton and then relocated to Shinnston, Harrison County, WV. Mabel died on March 15, 2007, with burial in Mount View Cemetery near Philippi. Wilburn survived her by a little more than a year and suffered the death of his grandson Michael. He joined his wife in death on Aug. 15, 2008.
Great-granddaughter Michael Allen Maley (1959-2008) was born on March 22, 1959 in Fairmont. He married Debra (?). Their two daughters were Mariah Keefover and Megan Maley. Michael served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was employed as a sheet metal laborer and was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers of America Local No. 33. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and cooking. The couple separated, with Michael remaining in Shinnston and Debra in Fairmont. On Feb. 13, 2008, while at home, Michael died at the age of 48. Burial was at Mount View Cemetery at Pleasants Creek following funeral services officiated by Rev. Winfield Mayle, with an obituary published in the Clarksburg Exponent Telegram.
Great-granddaughter Bonnie Maley married Eric Hutton and dwelled in Parkersburg, Wood County, WV. They had a daughter, Erica Hutton.
Great-granddaughter Debbie Maley wedded Richard "Rick" Price. In 2008, they resided in Shinnston. They are the parents of Brandon Price.
Great-granddaughter Cheryl Mayle married Larry Foster. The couple relocated to Indiana and resided in Lebanon and Indianapolis.
Great-grandson Craig Mayle wedded Patricia and put down roots in Canton.
Great-grandson Chad Mayle was joined in wedlock with Jennifer. Circa 2006, they were in Canton but by 2021 had migrated to Philippi.
Great-grandson Christopher Mayle was united in matrimony with Bonnie. The family is in Louisville, OH.
Son Melvin Maxwell "Mack" Mayle (1925-1985) was born in 1925. He died at the age of 60 in 1985.
Son Roscoe Glenn Mayle (1927-1978) was born on March 27, 1927 in Barbour County. He married Dorothy E. Budd (1930-2010), a native of Smoketown, OH and the daughter of Edwin and Hazel (Buckius) Budd. They resided in Canton and had these these nine known children -- Clifford A. Mayle, Ronald L. "Ronnie" Mayle, Glenda Mayle, Tracy Lee Mayle, Gail Mayle, Vonda Salmi, Evelyn Mayle, Barbara Schumacher Mitchell McAnnally and Lawrence Mayle. Roscoe passed away in January 1978, at the age of 50. Dorothy is believed to have remained in Canton as a widow, and survived her husband by more than three decades. She died on June 26, 2010 in Canton's Mercy Medical Center. Her remains were cremated and placed into repose in the cluster of family graves in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Canton. Among her survivors, reported the Canton Repository, were 23 grandchildren and 55 great-grandchildren. It was the second of three deaths in the immediate family in 2010, among the others their daughter Glenda Lou Parsons and son Ronald L. Mayle.
Great-grandson Brian Michael Starkey (1978-2020) was born on March 23, 1978 in Canton. He was the father of three -- Dylan Starkey, Cole Starkey and Shelby Starkey. Brian earned a living working for KHB Lonestar, a provider of industrial and oilfield services. He and his girlfriend made a home in 2020 in Carrollton, OH. Sadly, Brian lost his life at the age of 42 in a motorcycle accident, passing away on Oct. 3, 2020. His remains were lowered into eternal sleep at Eastlawn Cemetery in Minerva, OH.
Great-grandson Scott Mayle
Great-grandson Dylan Starkey
Daughter Vonda Lea Mayle (1930-2003) was born in 1930. She was married to (?) Budd but had no children. She lived in Canton, Stark County, OH, where she "was a member of Crystal Park Wesleyan Church of Canton," said the Canton Repository. She had "many nieces and nephews, which she was a grandmother or mother to them." She died on Dec. 19, 2003 at the age of 73 in Canton's Aultman Hospital "following a sudden illness," said the Repository. She was buried in Evergreen Cemetery following a funeral led by Rev. Winfield Mayle. After her passing, it became known that her estate received a payout following a federal lawsuit against the maker of the painkiller Vioxx, which she had been using. Her estate received nearly $282,000 in cash, but because she died without having a will, all of her nephews and nieces and their offspring, which as of April 2011 totaled 64 known people. A story about the complex matter was published in the Canton Repository.
Daughter Freda Earlstine Mayle (1932-1998) was born on March 21, 1932 in rural Grafton. Her middle name also has been spelled "Erlastein." On Jan. 21, 1951, at the age of 17, she was united in matrimony with her 21-year-old cousin, Richard Newman (Nov. 29, 1929- ? ), son of Wince and Icie (Mayle) Newman of Philippi of the family of Elsworth "Elza" Mayle. Rev. M.C. Harris, of the AME Church, officiated at the nuptials held in Philippi. Freda fibbed on her marriage license that she was age 19, and because the bride was so young, her grandmother Sarepta (Kennedy) Mayle had to sign her consent to the union. They lived in Canton in the early 1990s. Freda passed away at the age of 66 in 1998.
Son Thomas Edward "Ed" Mayle (1934- ? ) was born in 1934. He may have wedded Mary Frances "Jimmie" Day ( ? - ? ), daughter of Sgt. William Edward "Bill" and Norma Jean (Crisco) Day of Aiken, SC. They resided in Aiken in 1991-2011.
~ Son Elzie Burley Mayle ~
Son Elzie "Burley" Mayle (1903-1930) was born in 1903.
He was a coal miner who lived in Moatsville, R.F.D. 3, near Grafton, Taylor County.
Unmarried at age 27, he was struck and killed by a train on Sept. 21, 1930, dying of a fractured skull.
In reporting the accident, the Grafton Sentinel said that he was "sleeping across the track on the opposite side from the locomotive engineers" and that "physicians believed him to be under the influence of intoxicants at the time he fell asleep on the railroad track." He was rushed to the Grafton City Hospital, where he died a few hours later.
Said the Sentinel: "The Rev. Fred Decoste will officiate at the funeral services at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning in the home of Ray Kennedy at Cecil, and burial will be made in Mt. View Cemetery, near there."
~ Daughter Cora Belle (Mayle) Kennedy ~
Daughter Cora Belle Mayle (1898-1976) was born in 1898 and married to a cousin, Ressie "Ray" Kennedy (1894-1990), the son of Ruth Ann (Minerd) Kennedy. They had 10 children. See Ray Kennedy's bio for more details.
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