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Twiford Family Photo Album


                          1906 Wedding Photo?                                  Augustus Twiford; William Glenn Twiford; Lula (O'Neal) Twiford

Augustus Thompson "Gus" Twiford was born in Stumpy Point, NC on Sept. 23, 1881 to Benjamin Franklin Twiford (1843-1922) and his 4th wife, Eliza Ann Gray (1847-1904?).  Gus married Lurana Rebecca "Lula" O'Neal in Stumpy Point on Oct. 14, 1906.  Lula was born in Stumpy Point on Nov. 16, 1890 to William J. O'Neal (1850-1925) and Elizabeth J. (Gray) Meekins (1853-1923).  Gus and Lula had 6 children:
  1) Lula Aldine Twiford (1906-1953) who married Garland Ennis Meekins
  2) Lillian Theresa Twiford (1911-2006) who married Roland Lee Midgette, Sr.
  3) William Glenn Twiford (1918-1985) who married 1st Doris Earl Hooper [photos of Doris]; 2nd Thelma Helen (Joyner) McMillan
  4) Anne Vivian Twiford (1921-????) - who married a Michelsen
  5) Claudia Elizabeth Twiford (1922-????) - no other information
 
6) Norma Carolyn Twiford (1929-????) who married Claude Gregory

Gus & Lula are both buried at Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery in Stumpy Point, NC.  [Gus' tombstone] [Lula's tombstone] [Lula's death certificate]


Augustus Thompson Twiford

 Lula Aldine Twiford

  

 

 

 

   Lula Aldine Twiford was the first child of Augustus Thompson and Lula O'Neal Twiford.  She was born at Stumpy Point on Christmas Day 1906.  She married Garland Ennis Meekins in Manteo on May 29, 1923.  Lula passed away on May 28, 1953.  [see her death certificate]  Garland E. Meekins, son of David Littleton Meekins, Sr. and Mary Ann Rebecca "Molly" Mason, was born Oct. 2, 1896 and died Oct. 15, 1985 in Virginia.
   Lula and Garland are both buried at Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery in Stumpy Point.  Lula and Garland had three children:
  1) Philip Ennis Meekins born June 21, 1924; married Jeanne LaRue Bright.
  2) James Gilmer Meekins born July 5, 1927 & died July 24, 2003; married Myra Pauline Best.
  3) Janice Teresa Meekins born in 1931; married Robert K. Butler.

William Glenn Twiford


                 circa 1919                                                                circa 1945

   William Glenn Twiford was the third child born to Augustus Thompson and Lula O'Neal Twiford.  He was born at Stumpy Point on April 3, 1918 and died in Norfolk, Virginia on Mar. 18, 1985. He was first married to Doris Earle Hooper on Feb. 20, 1937 and to this union were born two children:
  1) Patricia Ann Twiford born Oct. 11, 1937 who married William Nathan "Billy" Vestal, Jr.
  2) William Brantley Twiford born July 30, 1939 who married Sandra Kay Bratten.

   After Doris' death on March 1, 1973, William Glenn married Thelma Helen (Joyner) McMillan.  No children were born of this union.

           

               Photo made in California
left to right - William Glenn Twiford, [unknown] Short, [unknown] Midgett

   William entered the U.S. Army on Feb. 14, 1945 at Richmond, Va.  His birth date was listed as April 3, 1918 and birth place as Stumpy Point.  He had 4 years of high school education, having graduated in 1935 from Stumpy Point High School.  He was 5' 71/2" in height, weighed 145 lbs., had blue eyes and brown hair.  He was married and had 3 dependents.  His permanent address was 1711 Willoughby Ave., Norfolk, Va. and his civilian occupation was listed as pound net & trap fisherman by operating a 25' launch catching fish by constructing and setting stationary or floating traps.  He was a private for 4 months, a Sgt. for 9 months where he was a utility repairman, and a Staff Sgt. for 4 months where he supervised 89 civilians in making a running inventory of an Engineer Supply Depot.  He served 11 months in the Philippine Islands as a member of the 1387th Engineer Base Depot Company.  He was honorably discharged from the service at Ft. Bragg, NC on August 6, 1946.  He received the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and WWII Victory Medal.
   William Glenn Twiford died in Norfolk, Va. on March 18, 1985 and was buried in the Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery in Stumpy Point [see his tombstone here]

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