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Re: Mannington Cemetery & Obituary (1935) Look-up Request
Posted by: J (ID *****8954) Date: March 16, 2010 at 13:47:57
In Reply to: Mannington Cemetery & Obituary (1935) Look-up Request by DeLaine of 736

No gravestone was read for an Orville Linville in either Mannington Cemetery or Mannington Memorial Park, by the WPA ca. 1938-1940.

This does not mean he was not buried there. Bear in mind that a great many burials took place for which a marker was never installed despite any good intentions on the part of family. During the Depression a solid gravestone was beyond the means of most people.

You doubtless have seen on his death certificate that he was said to be single. An obituary at that time, if one was published at all, would be very unlikely to mention a child born out of wedlock.

You can, however, go to the Marion Co. Clerk's office and look for a record in the County Circuit Court of his having been sued for child support, for a birth record for your grandfather, and for a birth record for Orville (born about 1910). A search in neighboring Wetzel Co. could also be worthwhile.

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