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Abigail Bumgarner[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8]

Female 1904 - 1972


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  • Born  18 May 1904  , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
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    Gender  Female 
    Census: Federal  19 Apr 1910  , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    • 1) Linville Bumgarner, head, white male age 42, married 20 years, born in NC, parents born in NC, farmer, owns farm #28
      2) Bessie R. Bumgarner, wife, white female age 40, mother of 12 kids, 11 living, born in NC, parents born in NC
      3) Pedie I. Bumgarner, daughter, single white female age 18, born in NC, teacher at public school
      4) Plato S. Bumgarner, son, single white male age 16, born in NC, attended school
      5) Pearl B. Bumgarner, daughter, single white female age 15, born in NC, attended school
      6) Edgar E Bumgarner, son, single white male age 13, born in NC, attended school
      7) Romulus L. Bumgarner, son, single white male age 11, born in NC, attended school
      8) Mary Bumgarner, daughter, single white female age 9, born in NC, attended school
      9) Ruth Bumgarner, daughter, single white female age 8, born in NC, attended school
      10) Abigail Bumgarner, daughter, single white female age 5, born in NC
      11) Tyre Bumgarner, son, single white male age 4, born in NC
      12) Charlie G. Bumgarner, son, single white male age 3, born in NC
      13) Baby Bumgarner, daughter, single white female age 9 months, born in NC
    Census: Federal  14 Jun 1920  , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    • 1) Linville Bumgarner, head, married white male age 51, born in NC, general farmer, owns a general farm
      2) Bessie R. Bumgarner, wife, married white female age 49, born in NC
      3) Pearl B. Bumgarner, daughter, single white female age 24, born in NC, teacher for public school
      4) Ruth Bumgarner, daughter, single white female age 17, born in NC, attends school
      5) Abigail A. Bumgarner, daughter, single white female age 15, born in NC, attends school
      6) Tyre M. Bumgarner, son, single white male age 13, born in NC, attends school
      7) Charlie G. Bumgarner, son, single white male age 12, born in NC, attends school
      8) Bessie B. Bumgarner, daughter, single white female age 10, born in NC, attends school
      9) Thomas J. Bumgarner, son, single white male age 8, born in NC, attends school
    Baptism  18 Sep 1921  , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    in the Yadkin River at Curtis Bridge 
    • Letter written by Gail Bumgarner: "August 14, 1921 - Saved
      I stayed home this Sunday morning and it rained real hard. This after noon Gladys came by for me and we went to the tent meeting. Just as we got to the foot of the hill Ira Tuttle and A. Y. Cotral came along and wanted us to go to the lake. Gladys wouldn't go and it made me mad.
      Bill McNeil and Stacey McGowan passed us in a car and got out at the P.O. and waited on us. We took some pictures and then they walked over to N. W. with us. I fell in love with Stacey but of course he didn't care any thing for me.
      It rained to night but Gladys and I went to service. I prayed to God to let me go this last night to hear B. F. McLendon and prayed also that Gladys and I might be saved before the meeting closed. God answered my prayer and we both went up to the altar and exceped Jesus as our personal Savior. Miss Fay and Vera Foster went up to the alter with us. Ira Tuttle brought me home and Brayan Gilreath brought Gladys.
      When I got to my room I fell upon my knees and poured out my soul to God. I saw Jesus bleeding on the cross of Calvary and I thanked God that I had surendered my life to Jesus who died on the cross to save lost sinners like me. Now I'm saved and I want to live for Jesus. I feel like a new girl now that my sins are all pardoned and my soul is saved and I want to go to Heaven when I die. I am going to join the Baptist Church and live a Christian life by the help of God.

      September 18, 1921
      Today I was baptized in the Yadkin river at Curtis bridge."
    News Article  Abt 1930  , North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The Journal-Patriot 
    • "Lady Justice Has a Fine Record: Miss Gail Bumgarner, Of Wilkesboro, Has Married 312 Couples
      Miss Gail Bumgarner, of Wilkesboro, Deputy Register of Deeds and Justice of the Peace in Wilkesboro, holds a record for tying successful marital knots. During the past 3 years, Miss Bumgarner has married 312 couples. Some forget to pay, according to Miss Bumgarner but so far all the knots have stayed tied.
      Marriage licenses were issued by Miss Bumgarner since the last report to Garnett E. Green, 22, Brownwood, and Arvis Church 19, Summit; Sherman S. Roberts, 29, Cycle, and Addie Alice Harris, 18, of Cycle. Miss Bumgarner officiating at both weddings.
      Mr. Green and Miss Church were accompanied to the register of deeds office Saturday by the parents, brothers and sisters of the contracting parties and an impressive service was conducted by the lady justice. Music for the service was rendered by the bride's father, Mr. Lee J. Church, who favored the wedding party with several solos."
    Census: Federal  16 Apr 1930  , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    • 1) Linville Bumgarner, head, white male age 62, married at 21, born in NC, clerk for senior superior court, owns a farm, not a veteran
      2) Bessie R. Bumgarner, wife, white female age 60, married at 18, born in NC
      3) Abigail, Bumgarner, daughter, single white female age 25, born in NC, Dept Register-Deeds County
      4) Tyre Bumgarner, son, single white male age 24, born in NC, laborer for road construction
      5) Charles G. Bumgarner, son, single white male age 22, born in NC, laborer for state highway
      6) J. Thomas Bumgarner, son, single white male age 18, born in NC, attends school
    News Article  Abt 1931  , North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The Journal-Patriot 
    • "Cupid's Business Good At Office Of Woman Magistrate
      Wilkesboro, N. C., (AP)-The 'marrying magistrate' in this case is a woman-Miss Gail Bumgarner.
      Three hundred twenty-five wedding ceremonies have been performed by Miss Bumgarner since she became a magistrate in 1929, and a glance at her record books shows Cupid's business is good.
      Miss Bumgarner said there is 'nothing unusual about my marriage ceremonies. They are part of the daily routine in my office.'
      The young magistrate said she had faced couples from the age of 16 to brides and grooms of 80, at all hours of the day and night, but never since the first ceremony, she added, had she been in the least nervous.
      Miss Bumgarner said she always included the word 'obey' in her ceremonies, 'but it is not for me to know if every word of the solemn vow is kept by my couples.'"
    Occupation  Aft 1933  [1, 11
    house keeper in her own home 
    Occupation  16 Apr 1927-29 Sep 1934  , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 18
    Deputy Register of Deeds & Justice of the Peace in the Wilkes County Corthouse 
    • Gail married 482 couples in under 8 years.
    Move  Abt 1936  507 E Street, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    • The house at this address was sold to the Baptist church across the street after the death of Gail's husband. It was torn down and made into a parking lot to accommodate the expansion of the church.
    Religion  From 28 Apr 1942 to 24 Jan 1972  510 D Street, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13, 20, 21
    First Baptist Church 
    Directory Listing  1964-1965  507 E Street, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    • "Gilreath Gail B (wid J Bryan) h 507 E"
    Move  Between 1965 and 1967  Brushy Mountain Road, Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    Route 2, Box 146 
    Directory Listing  1967  Brushy Mountain Road, Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [23
    • "Gilreath Gayle B (wid B C) H es Brushy Mtn Rd RD 2 (W) [phone] 838-3860"
    Directory Listing  1971-1972  2426 Brushy Mountain Road, Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • "Gilreath Gayle B Oakwoods Rd RD 2 Box 147A (W)" This location is now known as 2426 Brushy Mountain Road.
    Obituary  24 Jan 1972  , North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    The Journal-Patriot 
    • "Mrs. J. B. Gilreath Taken By Death:
      Mrs. Gail Bumgarner Gilreath, 67, of Wilkesboro Route 2, died at eight a.m. today at Wilkes General Hospital following a brief illness. She was the widow of J. Bryan Gilreath.
      Born May 18, 1904, in Wilkes County, Mrs. Gilreath was the daughter of Linville and Bessie R. McNeil Bumgarner, who resided in Wilkesboro. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in North Wilkesboro. In early life she was assistant register of of deeds for Wilkes County for several years..
      Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Walter Bishop of Atlanta, Ga., and Mrs. Jack Rich of Tallahassee, Florida; three sisters, Miss Pearl Bumgarner of Wilkesboro, Mrs. J. V. Jennings and Mrs. W. H. Riley of Wilkesboro Route 9; and a brother, Mayor C. G. Bumgarner of Wilkesboro.

      Funeral arrangements were incomplete at noon today."
    Died  24 Jan 1972  1370 West D Street, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12, 13, 14, 20, 24
    Cause: infarction, acute, myocardium (6 days) 
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    Funeral  26 Jan 1972  510 D Street, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    First Baptist Church 
    • In memory of Mrs. Gail Bumgarner Gilreath
      May 18, 1904 - January 24, 1972
      First Baptist Church, North Wilkesboro
      Wednesday 11:00 A.M. January 26, 1972
      Clergyman: Rev. Allen Laymon
      Place of Interment: Mountlawn Memorial Park
    Hobbies  playing the piano 
    Name  Gail  [9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 18, 19
    Buried  26 Jan 1972  Mountlawn Memorial Park, Fairplains, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12, 14
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    Notes 
    • Abigail Bumgarner was born and raised in the small town of Wilkesboro, North Carolina, the ninth child in a family of fourteen, two of whom died as babies. Abigail attended public school in WIlkes County and was fond of writing and giving speeches. Some of her old papers, letters, and speeches exist today and were handed down through her children. She also wrote some songs, one of which was called "Gasoline Gus and His Gitney Bus."

      After school, Abigail followed in her father's footsteps and became a Deputy Register of Deeds and a Justice of the Peace. According to a letter from the North Carolina Archives, she was one of the first female justices and was among a very small minority at the time. Her services must have been popular because she was eventually dubbed "The Marrying Magistrate." She performed over 482 ceremonies in just under eight years. Her fee was typically $0.50 to $1.00, as evidenced in her stenographic record book.

      Her future husband, Bryan, had dated her two older sisters, Ruth and Mary at various times, but it was Abigail who eventually caught his eye. Being the prankster that he was, Bryan once brought a fake pile of dog mess with him as he came to pick up Gail for a date. Just before he walked in the door, he also scooped up a handful of snow, which quickly melted as he laid it on the floor beside the dog mess. When Abigail looked down, she saw the mess and yelled, "Mama! Come quick, someone let the dog in!" As soon as she turned her back, Bryan snatched up his "gag" and jammed it in his pocket!

      When Abigail went on a date, her mama would not let her go out without taking her older single sister Pearl. This irked Abigail greatly. Pearl would spend hours primping for "her" date. She then sat out on the front porch swing to wait for the date to arrive. This was done to ensure Abigail would not forget (or slip away without) her.

      Some time after Abigail became an adult, she shortened her name to "Gail." She and Bryan were both married relatively late in life. After marriage, Gail left her job and stayed at home to raise their two daughters. She enjoyed sunbathing, collecting antiques, and visiting her many siblings and their families. She and Bryan also enjoyed having bridge and poker parties from time to time.
    Person ID  I200  Nestor Rich Tree
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2011 

    Father  James "Linville" Bumgarner, Jr.,   b. 7 Jul 1867, , Millers Creek, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1941, 1370 West D Street, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Mother  Bessie Ryan McNeil,   b. 15 Feb 1870, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1938, , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Married  20 Jan 1889  home of Martha J. McNeil, Millers Creek, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F131  Group Sheet

    Family  Jennings "Bryan" Gilreath,   b. 10 Oct 1896, , Gilreath, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1964, 1370 West D Street, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  19 Nov 1933  Woodland Boulevard, Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 13, 18, 21, 25, 26
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    Marriage Announcement  20 Nov 1933  , North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    The Journal-Patriot 
    • "Miss Bumgarner Is Bride Of Mr. Bryan Gilreath: Ceremony Is Performed At The Home of Bride's Parents; Out Of Town Guests:
      A wedding of much interest to a wide circle of friends, and coming as a complete surprise, was solemnized Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of the bride's parents in Wilkesboro, when Miss Gail Bumgarner became the bride of Jennings Bryan Gilreath, of this city. Rev. S. S. Jennings officiated, using the impressive ring ritual.
      The home was artistically decorated for the ceremony in a nuptial setting of green and white. In the living room, where the vows were spoken, an altar was improvised of white Chrysanthemums, candles, ferns and other greenery.
      The bride and bridegroom entered together unattended while the wedding march was played by Mrs. R. O. Poplin, a sister of the bride. The bride was becomingly attired in a brown crepe travelling suit, with accessories to match. She wore a corsage of talisman roses.
      Mr. and Mrs. Gilreath left immediately after the ceremony for a motor trip to Washington, New york, Niagra Falls and other points of interest and upon their return will be at home in North Wilesboro after December the first.
      Mrs. Gilreath is an accomplished daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Linville Bumgarner and has been assistant register of deeds of Wilkes county for a number of years. She is also a justice of the peace and has made a record for herself in officiating at nearly five hundred marriages.
      Mr. Gilreath, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Gilreath, of this city, holds a responsible position as agent for the Southern Express company at North Wilkesboro.
      The wedding was attended by immediate members of both families and a few intimate friends. Among those present from out of town were: Mrs. Kent Thomas, of New York, a sister of the groom; Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Riley, of Chapel Hill; Mr. and Mrs. R. O. Poplin, of Ronda; Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Jennings, of Statesville, and Miss Pearl Bumgarner of High Point."
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Rebecca Gail Gilreath,   b. 28 Jul 1940, 1370 West D Street, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2011 
    Family ID  F87  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 May 1904 - , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 14 Jun 1920 - , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - in the Yadkin River at Curtis Bridge - 18 Sep 1921 - , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNews Article - The Journal-Patriot - Abt 1930 - , North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 16 Apr 1930 - , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNews Article - The Journal-Patriot - Abt 1931 - , North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Nov 1933 - Woodland Boulevard, Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage Announcement - The Journal-Patriot - 20 Nov 1933 - , North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Deputy Register of Deeds & Justice of the Peace in the Wilkes County Corthouse - 16 Apr 1927-29 Sep 1934 - , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMove - Abt 1936 - 507 E Street, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - First Baptist Church - From 28 Apr 1942 to 24 Jan 1972 - 510 D Street, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDirectory Listing - 1964-1965 - 507 E Street, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMove - Route 2, Box 146 - Between 1965 and 1967 - Brushy Mountain Road, Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDirectory Listing - 1967 - Brushy Mountain Road, Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDirectory Listing - 1971-1972 - 2426 Brushy Mountain Road, Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - The Journal-Patriot - 24 Jan 1972 - , North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: infarction, acute, myocardium (6 days) - 24 Jan 1972 - 1370 West D Street, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFuneral - First Baptist Church - 26 Jan 1972 - 510 D Street, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 26 Jan 1972 - Mountlawn Memorial Park, Fairplains, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
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