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Twiford Family Photo Album
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:
Lula Aldine Twiford
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.
William Glenn Twiford
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:
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
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.