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Family: James "Linville" Bumgarner/Bessie Ryan McNeil (F131)

m. 20 Jan 1889


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  • Father | Male
    James "Linville" Bumgarner, Jr.

    Born  7 Jul 1867  , Millers Creek, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1 Nov 1941  1370 West D Street, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  2 Nov 1941  Mountain Park Cemetery, Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  20 Jan 1889  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]  home of Martha J. McNeil, Millers Creek, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Rev. James Linville Bumgarner, Sr. | F145 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Phoebe Ann Hincher | F145 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Bessie Ryan McNeil

    Born  15 Feb 1870  , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  27 Nov 1938  , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  29 Nov 1938  Mountain Park Cemetery, Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Thomas Winslow McNiel | F146 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Martha "Jane" Nichols | F146 Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Female
    Bertha Olena Bumgarner

    Born  1 May 1890  , Millers Creek, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  21 Jun 1891  , Millers Creek, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     

    Child 2 | Female
    Pedie Isabel Bumgarner

    Born  7 Jun 1892  , Millers Creek, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  6 Sep 1962  , Elkin, Surry County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  8 Sep 1962  Hollywood Cemetery, Elkin, Surry County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Robert Overton Poplin, Sr. | F29 
    Married  3 Mar 1915   

    Child 3 | Male
    Plato Settle Bumgarner

    Born  13 Sep 1893  , Millers Creek, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  26 Jan 1952  , Rahway, Union County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  29 Jan 1952  , Rahway, Union County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Mitzie Mihalovics | F25 
    Married  20 Jan 1918   

    Child 4 | Female
    Pearl Blanch Bumgarner

    Born  22 Feb 1895  , Millers Creek, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  2 Sep 1973  1370 West D Street, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  4 Sep 1973  Mountain Park Cemetery, Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 5 | Male
    Edgar Eugene Bumgardner, Sr.

    Born  23 Oct 1896  , Millers Creek, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  11 Jan 1968  , Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Alma Faye Preston | F26 
    Married  31 Dec 1919   
    Spouse  Lessie "Brown" Phillips | F27 
    Married  18 Oct 1952   

    Child 6 | Male
    Romulus Linville Bumgarner

    Born  10 Sep 1898  , Millers Creek, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  28 Aug 1962  , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  30 Aug 1962  Mountain Park Cemetery, Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Annie Zada Hunter | F13 
    Married  24 Dec 1916   

    Child 7 | Female
    Mary Louise Bumgarner

    Born  18 Oct 1900  , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  20 Dec 1970  , Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  23 Dec 1970   
    Spouse  Charles Marmaduke Hart | F15 
    Married  Abt 1920  , Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 8 | Female
    Ruth Bumgarner

    Born  24 Mar 1902  , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  21 Jan 1973  1370 West D Street, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  23 Jan 1973  Mountain Park Cemetery, Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  James Vergil Jennings | F17 
    Married  16 Jul 1921  , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 9 | Female
    Abigail Bumgarner

    Born  18 May 1904  , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  24 Jan 1972  1370 West D Street, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  26 Jan 1972  Mountlawn Memorial Park, Fairplains, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Jennings "Bryan" Gilreath | F87 
    Married  19 Nov 1933  Woodland Boulevard, Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 10 | Male
    Tyre M. Bumgarner

    Born  24 Jan 1906  , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  4 Jun 1957  1370 West D Street, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  10 Jun 1957  Mountlawn Memorial Park, Fairplains, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Living | F14 
    Married     

    Child 11 | Male
    Charles Grant Bumgarner

    Born  29 Oct 1907  , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  30 Mar 2004  , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  1 Apr 2004  Mountain Park Cemetery, Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Sue Ella Lyon | F12 
    Married  4 Apr 1936   

    Child 12 | Female
    Bessie Byrd Bumgarner

    Born  14 Jul 1909  , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  2 Jan 1993  , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Mountain Park Cemetery, Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Walter Hillman Riley | F16 
    Married  26 Nov 1930  , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 13 | Male
    James Thomas Bumgarner

    Born  24 May 1911  , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  27 Jun 1959  , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Mountain Park Cemetery, Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Living | F28 
    Married     

    Child 14 | Male
    Joseph Hope Bumgarner

    Born  8 Feb 1915  , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  10 Feb 1915  , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     

  • Notes  Biographical sketch:
    • from "A Genealogy of Stephen Bumgarner 1811-1901" (Picture from this source.)

      Page 128:
      "JAMES LINVILLE BUMGARNER, Jr. (7 July 1867 - 1 Nov. 1941), fifth child of Rev. Jim and Phoebe Bumgarner and the youngest to survive, was married 20 Jan. 1889 to BESSIE RYAN McNIEL (15 Feb 1870 - 27 Nov 1938), daughter of Thomas Winslow and Martha Jane Nichols McNiel. Her father was the Baptist farmer-merchant, of Millers Creek.

      Linville and Bessie began their married life near his birthplace at Millers Creek, where he built their first home. Here they started their family while he farmed and taught school."

      Page 129:
      "Bessie preceded Linville in death, and was buried in Mountain Park Cemetery, Wilkesboro. Three years later he joined her, and his body was placed beside hers with the love and respect due him."

  • Sources 
    1. [S72] "Family Data Collection - Marriages, " subscription database, Ancestry.com, (www.ancestry.com), married by the Rev. Milton McNiel at the home of her mother, Mrs. Jane McNiel. Witnesses were W. G. McNiel, A. McNiel, and I. B. Wilborn..

    2. [S806] North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, (Vital Records, Raleigh, North Carolina), certificate of death for Bessie Ryan Bumgarner, registration district no. 97-50, certificate no. 4, vol. 2071, page 363.

    3. [S142] The Journal-Patriot, North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, on microfilm, (Wilkesboro, North Carolina: Wilkes County Community College Library), M 071.756 Jou., obituary for Bessie R. Bumgarner, vol. XXXII, no. 11, Monday, 28 Nov 1938, page 1.

    4. [S172] Mountain Park Cemetery, Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, grave marker for Bessie Ryan McNeil Bumgarner, photographed by Gail Rich Nestor, 13 Jan 2004.

    5. [S142] The Journal-Patriot, North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, on microfilm, (Wilkesboro, North Carolina: Wilkes County Community College Library), M 071.756 Jou., obituary for Linville Bumgarner, vol. XXXIV, no. 64, Monday, 3 Nov 1941, pages 1 and 5.

    6. [S142] The Journal-Patriot, North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, on microfilm, (Wilkesboro, North Carolina: Wilkes County Community College Library), M 071.756 Jou., obituary for Gail Bumgarner Gilreath, vol. 65, no. 68, Monday, 24 Jan 1972, page 1.