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James "Linville" Bumgarner, Jr.[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18]

Male 1867 - 1941


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  • Suffix  Jr. 
    Nickname  Linville 
    Born  7 Jul 1867  , Millers Creek, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Gender  Male 
    Education  the public schools of Wilkes County, finishing with three years in Moravian Falls Academy  [5
    Bible Inscription  The James Linville Bumgarner Family Bible  [19
    • [Page 1]
      This is to certify that Jas. L. Bumgarner and Bessie R. McNeil were united in the bonds of Holy Matrimony at Martha J. McNeil's on the 20th day of January in the year of our Lord 1889 in the Presence of I. C. Welborn and Polly Miller
      Signed Milton McNeil

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      Marriages
      Linville Bumgarner was borned July 7, 1867
      Bessie R. McNeil was borned February 15, 1870
      Edgar Eugene and Alma Preston Bumgardner was married Dec. 31, 1919
      Jack P. Bumgardner and Virginia Fulp married June 24, 1944
      Edgar Eugene Jr and Helen Trapp married March 25, 1950
      Edgar Eugene and Brown Phillips married Oct. 18, 1952
      James Bumgardner and Judith Joy married May 28, 1960

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      Births
      Bertha Olena Bumgarner was borned May 1st, 1890
      Pedie I. Bumgarner borned June 7th, 1892
      Plato S. Bumgarner borned Sept 13th, 1893
      Pearl B. Bumgarner borned Feb 22nd, 1895
      Edgar E. Bumgarner borned Oct 23rd, 1896
      Romulus L. Bumgarner borned Sept 10th, 1898
      Mary Bumgarner borned Oct 18th, 1900
      Ruth Bumgarner borned March 24th, 1902
      Abigail Bumgarner borned May 18th, 1904
      Tyre Bumgarner borned January 24th, 1906
      Charlie G. Bumgarner borned Oct 29th, 1907
      Bessie Byrd Bumgarner borned July 14th, 1909
      Jas. Thos. Bumgarner borned May 24th, 1911
      Joseph Hope Bumgarner Feby 8, 1915

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      Deaths
      Bertha O. Bumgarner died June 21st, 1891
      Joseph Hope Bumgarner died Feby 10, 1915
      Bessie Ryan Bumgarner died Nov. 27, 1938
      Linville Bumgarner died Nov. 1, 1941
      Robert Linville Bumgarner died Nov. 17, 1932
      Plato S. Bumgarner died Jan. 26, 1952
      Alma Preston Bumgardner died Feb. 6, 1952
      Edgar Eugene Bumgardner died Jan. 11, 1968
      Edgar Eugene Bumgardner Jr. died Mar. 8, 1968
      Jack Preston Bumgardner died Jan. 19, 1976
    Census: Federal  23 Aug 1870  , Mulberry Township, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    • 1) James Bumgarner, white male age 37, farmer, born in NC, cannot write
      2) Phebe Bumgarner, white female age 32, keeping house, born in NC, cannot read or write
      3) George Bumgarner, white male age 14, farm labor, born in NC
      4) Moriah Bumgarner, white female age 6, at home, born in NC
      5) Linvill Bumgarner, white male age 3, at home, born in NC
      6) Carrie Bumgarner, white female age 5 months, at home, born in NC
      7) Louisa Beman, white female age 12, domestic servant, born in NC, cannot read or write
    Census: Federal  4 Jun 1880  , Reddies River Township, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    • 1) J. L. Bumgarner, head, white male age 47, farmer, born in NC, parents born in NC
      2) P. A. Bumgarner, wife, white female age 44, keeping house, cannot write, born in NC, parents born in NC
      3) P. M. Bumgarner, daughter, single white female age 15, attended school, born in NC
      4) Jos. L. Bumgarner, son, single white male age 12, labors on farm, attended school, born in NC
      5) Charlotte Hinchey, mother-in-law, widowed white female age 71, cannot read or write, born in NC, parents born in NC
    News Article  16 Nov 1898  , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    The Chronicle 
    • -Clerk Bumgarner will move to town soon.
    News Article  22 Mar 1899  , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [23
    The Chronicle 
    • "Clerk Linville Bumgarner left Tuesday for a trip to Winston. It is the first time he was ever inside a car, and it is the first time he has ever been out of the county."
    News Article  26 Apr 1899  , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [24
    The Chronicle 
    • -Clerk Bumgarner visited his father's family Sunday, in Reddies River township.
    News Article  3 May 1899  , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [25
    The Chronicle 
    • -Mr. Linville Bumgarner, Clerk of Court, made a business trip to Roaring River last week.
    Census: Federal  21 Jun 1900  , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [26
    • 1) Linville Bumgarner, head, white male age 32, married 12 years, born Jul 1867 in NC, parents born in NC, owned a house
      2) Bessie R. Bumgarner, wife, white female age 30, mother of 6 kids, 5 living, born Feb 1870 in NC, parents born in NC
      3) Pedie I. Bumgarner, daughter, single white female age 8, born Jan 1892 in NC, attended school 10 months
      4) Plato S. Bumgarner, son, single white male age 6, born Sep 1893 in NC, attended school 10 months
      5) Pearl B. Bumgarner, daughter, single white female age 5, born Feb 1895 in NC
      6) Edgar E. Bumgarner, son, single white male age 4, born Oct 1896 in NC
      7) Romless L. Bumgarner, son, single white male age 1, born Sep 1899 in NC
    News Article  27 Feb 1901  , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [27
    The Chronicle 
    • -Mr. James L. Bumgarner spent Saturday night and Sunday with his son, Linville Bumgarner, Clerk Superior Court.
    Census: Federal  19 Apr 1910  Main Street, Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [28
    • 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
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    Politics  1913  [29
    He was a Republican member of the General Assembly in NC 
    • "LINVILLE BUMGARNER, Republican, Representative from Wilkes county, the 28th District, was born at Millers Creek, N. C., in 1867. Son of Rev. J. L. and Phoebe (Hincher) Bumgarner. Attended common schools 1874-1884; Moravian Falls Academy 1888. Farmer, Wilkesboro, N. C. United States Census Enumerator 1890; Coroner 1892-96; justice of the peace 1896-98; Clerk of the Superior Court 1898-1902; taught school 1896-97; Secretary-Treasurer of Oak Furniture Company, 1903-07; City Alderman 1908-12; member of General Assembly 1913. Methodist; steward 1896-98. Married in 1889 to Miss Bessie McNeill. Twelve children; six sons and six daughters. Address: Wilkesboro, N. C."

      He was on the following House Standing Committees: Agriculture, Expenditures of the House, Game, Immigration, and Propositions and Grievances
    Census: Federal  14 Jun 1920  , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [30
    • 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
    Census: Federal  16 Apr 1930  North Cherry Street, Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [31
    • 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
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    Directory Listing  1939-1940  , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [32
    • "Bumgarner Linville, deputy clk of ct U S Court House, r Cherry (W)"
    Died  1 Nov 1941  1370 West D Street, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Cause: cerebral hemorrhage; apoplexy 
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    Buried  2 Nov 1941  Mountain Park Cemetery, Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
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    Obituary  3 Nov 1941  , North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    The Journal-Patriot 
    • "L. Bumgarner Is Claimed By Death; Leader Passes; Funeral Sunday For Prominent Wilkesboro Man; Was Former Clerk of Court, Representative and Member of State Senate:
      L. Bumgarner, for many decades prominent in public life in Wilkes, died Saturday morning. He was a former clerk of Wilkes court, representative, state senator, and deputy clerk of federal court.
      Funeral and burial services for Linville Bumgarner, one of Wilkes county's leaders for many years, were held yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the Wilkesboro Baptist church. Mr. Bumgarner died Saturday morning at The Wilkes hospital following attack of apoplexy. He had been in feeble health for more than a year.
      The services attended by one of largest crowds of people to assemble for a funeral service in Wilkesboro in many years, was conducted by the pastor of the deceased, Rev. Sloan Guy, assisted by Rev. J. L. A. Bumgarner, and Judge Johnson J. Hayes. Special music was rendered by the quartet composed of J. B. Henderson, Dewey Minton, W. A. Stroud, and R. R. Church. Mrs. R. E. Prevette was accompanist.
      Judge Hayes paid a beautiful tribute to the life of Mr. Bumgarner, and read the following obituary:
      'Linville Bumgarner was born near Millers Creek, Wilkes county, July 7th, 1867, and died in the Wilkes Hospital the morning of November 1st, 1941, at the age of 74 years, 3 months, and 24 days. He was the son of late Rev. James L. Bumgarner, Methodist minister, and Phoebe Hincher Bumgarner.
      "He joined the church in his early youth and became one of the stalwart sons of the South in the midst of its reconstruction from a devastating Civil War by using every opportunity and all his strength in his own promotion to a high and intelligent Christian life, which he maintained faithfully until disease struck him down.
      'He was educated in the public schools of Wilkes county, finishing with three years in Moravian Falls Academy in the heyday of that institution under Dr. George W. Greene.
      'After finishing his education and on January 20th, 1889, he was married at Millers Creek to Miss Bessie R. McNeil, who preceded him in death on November 27th, 1938, at Wilkesboro.
      'As part of his public activities and for his betterment, and as a duty to his country, he began as a public school teacher; then clerk in a store; Clerk of Superior Court of Wilkes county for four years; farmer; bookkeeper at the Oak Furniture Co., of which factory he was one of the founders; alderman of the Town of Wilkesboro; Legislator, representing his county two terms in the Lower House and one term in the Senate; director of the Wilkesboro B. & L. Association; clerk of the church in Wilkesboro for 17 years, and for several years Deputy Clerk of the U. S. Court for the Middle District of N. C., from which he retired eight months ago at the onset of a disease which caused his death.
      'He is survived by the following children: Mrs. R. O. Poplin, Elkin; Plato S. Bumgarner, Rahway, N. J.; Miss Pearl Bumgarner, High Point; Edgar E. Bumgarner, Winston-Salem; Romulus L. Bumgarner, Tyre Bumgarner, Charles G. Bumgarner, and J. Thomas Bumgarner, all of Wilkesboro; Mrs. C. M. Hart, Chattanooga, Tenn.; Mrs, J. V. Jennings, Petersburg, Va., Mrs. J. B. Gilreath, North Wilkesboro, and Mrs. W. H. Riley, Raleigh.
      'One sister, Mrs. Maria Cole, Millers Creek, survives. A host of other near relatives and friends abide to mourn his passing.
      'His life was gentle; and the elements so mixed in him that nature might stand up and say to all the world, 'This was a man' '
      A beautiful floral tribute was carried by a number of ladies of the community.
      Active pallbearers were: J. W. Dula, Bill Prevette, Arlon Triplett, George Kennedy, W. E. Smithey, W. B. Somers, Kyle Hayes, and John Henry Johnson.
      Honorary pallbearers were as follows: J. T. Prevette, R. E. Prevette, B. J. Kennedy, F. G. Holman, C. C. Hayes, N. B. Smithey, J. F. Jordan, T. E. Story, J. H. Leckie, W. L. Yates, J. B. Henderson, C. E. Lenderman, C. H. Cowles, W. E. Harris, C. G. Gilreath, H. A. Cranor, J. E. Culler, C. A. Lowe, H. M. Phillips, P. E. Brown, George Johnson, F. J. McDuffie, D. J. Brookshire, T. M. Foster, R. L. Wellborn, W. A. Minton, E. M. Blackburn, J. H. Rector, C. T. Doughton, A. L. Wilson, C. G. Poindexter, C. C. Sidden, J. C. Grayson, Dr. G. T. Mitchell, Dr. Fred Hubbard, Dr. John Morris, Dr. M. G. Edwards, R. B. Pharr, L. A. Harris, Walter Irving, L. B. Dula, J. C. Reins, J. R. Hix, C. M. Tevepaugh, R. W. Gwyn, J. E. Spainhour, P. E. Forester, Frank Hendren, C. L. Kennedy, C. P. Morrison, T. R. Bryan, W. F. Saylors, J. R. Rousseau, E. R. Wright, W. W. Miller, Hoyle Hutchens, Max Foster, Harrison Anderson, A. H. Casey, R. P. Casey, Eugene Trivette, Roby Bullis, and H. C. Kilby.
      Those attending the funeral from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Whitescarver and son, Oscar, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Richardson, Mr. R. R. Ragan, and Mr. L. Floyd Wilson, of High Point; Mrs. J. Major Lyon, Mr. Ted W. Lyon, and Mr. M. H. Walls, of Elkin; Mr. and Mrs. Coy Parker, of Winston-Salem; Mr. and Mrs. Stuart, of Winston-Salem; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gilliam, of Statesville; Mrs. Thomas Triplett, of Glendale, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. Fenton Preston, of Winston-Salem; Mr. H. P. Burwell, of Winston-Salem."
    Occupation  farmer  [4, 5
    Occupation  public school teacher, store clerk, Clerk of Wilkes County Superior Court (1898-1902), co-founder and bookkeeper for Oak Furniture Co., alderman of Wilkesboro, NC State Legislator and Senator, and Deputy Clerk of U. S. Court, NC Middle District  [5
    Religion  clerk of his church in Wilkesboro for 17 years  [5
    Religion  300 West Main Street, Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Wilkesboro Baptist Church 
    Notes 
    • Notes from "A Genealogy of Stephen Bumgarner 1811-1901":

      Pages 128-189:
      "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.

      Linville was a success in many fields: as a farmer, husband, father, teacher, professional bookkeeper, church and community leader, and public servant. He learned the art of farming from his father. He received his formal education from the local schools and Moravian Falls Academy. His public career began as early as 1888, when he was listed as a teacher in Wilkes County.

      In 1898, after being elected to the office of Clerk of Superior Court, of Wilkes County, Linville moved with his family to Wilkesboro, where he and Bessie lived for the rest of their lives, and where they reared twelve of their fourteen children to maturity. The first and the last died in infancy. The rest lived to become successful business or professional people, and all except one were married. The exception, "Miss Pearl," as she was respectfully known, was a teacher of excellent rating in the High Point School System, and later in Wilkesboro Elementary School.

      Linville's public life included, in addition to his teaching career and his four-year term as Clerk, election in 1913 to a two-year term as State Representative, and election to two two-year terms (one in 1915 and one in 1921) as State Senator. In the interim between 1917 and 1921 he worked as bookkeeper for Oak Furniture Company. In 1929 he was appointed Deputy Clerk of U.S. Court, Middle District of NC, in Wilkesboro, and served in this capacity for about ten years.

      As an outstanding gentleman in his own right, Linville was a model for his students and colleagues. He inspired many of the students he taught to pursue a college education and prepare themselves for professional careers in their chosen fields.

      Linville's contributions to society include his loyal service to his church. For some years after moving to Wilkesboro, he retained his membership in Friendship Methodist Church, where he served part of the time as Sunday School Superintendent. Later, he moved his membership to the Wilkesboro Baptist Church, where Bessie was already a member, and there he served for many years as clerk. Throughout his life he was a leader in community and government affairs, supporting the predominant Republican Party, and serving on the Town Board.

      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."

      Wilkes Heritage Vol. I: page 128

      "LINVILLE and BESSIE BUMGARNER #409:
      Linville Bumgarner was born July 7, 1867 in a log cabin approximately one mile north of the Millers Creek Methodist Church in Millers Creek. He was the son of Reverend James Linville Bumgarner, Methodist Minister, and Phoebe Hincher Bumgarner. Linville Bumgarner died in the Wilkes Hospital November 1, 1941 at the age of 74 years.
      He joined the church in his early youth and became one of the stalwart Sons of the South in the midst of its reconstruction from a devastating Civil War. He used every opportunity and all his strength in his own promotion to a high and intelligent Christian life, which he maintained faithfully until his death.
      Linville Bumgarner was educated in the public schools of Wilkes County. He later completed three years at Moravian Falls Academy in the heyday of that institution under Dr. George W. Greene. After completing his education, Linville Bumgarner married Bessie Ryan McNeil at Millers Creek on January 20, 1889.
      Bessie Ryan McNeil was born February 15, 1870 approximately one half mile south of West Wilkes High School in Millers Creek. She was the daughter of Thomas Winslow and Martha Jane Nichols McNeil. She also attended the public schools of Wilkes County available at that time and after her marriage remained in the home to love and nurture her children while her husband farmed and took an active role in the political and economic life of the community and area. Bessie Bumgarner was a well loved and respected lady and a member of one of the best known families in this part of the state at the time of her death on November 27, 1938.
      Linville and Bessie Bumgarner first lived in Millers Creek with his parents after marrying. Later, they moved into a house of their own and in the fall of 1898 they moved to Wilkesboro. This home was located on Bridge Street.
      It was after moving to Wilkesboro that Linville Bumgarner's involvement in the political and economic life of his community grew and matured. He began his professional career as a public school teacher and later a clerk in a store. He became Clerk of Superior Court of Wilkes County for four years and farmed.
      A second home in Wilkesboro was purchased from R. A. Spainhour for $1,200 about 1900. This house was located on Cherry Street. At the time this house was a small, five room, single story dwelling. However, the home was remodeled by T.M. Foster of Foster and Allen Contractors about 1912, and a second story was added along with one additional room downstairs. It was here Linville and Bessie Bumgarner were to remain and rear their children until their respective deaths. This home was to become known as the Linville Bumgarner homeplace and stood intact until destroyed by fire on March 8, 1981.

      Linville Bumgarner was one of the founders of the Oak Furniture Company in North Wilkesboro and worked there as a bookkeeper. He later was an alderman for the Town of Wilkesboro and was elected to the North Carolina Legislature. He represented his county two terms in the Lower House and one term in the Senate. He was Director of the Wilkesboro Building and Loan Association and Clerk of the Wilkesboro Baptist Church for seventeen years. At the time of his death, he was Deputy Clerk of the U.S. Court for the Middle District of North Carolina which was then located in Wilkesboro.

      Sources: family records, interviews with family members, personal knowledge, newspaper articles, and grave stones.
    Person ID  I275  Nestor Rich Tree
    Last Modified  26 Feb 2011 

    Father  Rev. James Linville Bumgarner, Sr.,   b. 7 Oct 1832, , Fishdam Creek, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1921, , Millers Creek, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Mother  Phoebe Ann Hincher,   b. 25 Mar 1835, , Millers Creek, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1914, , Millers Creek, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Married  6 Mar 1854  , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F145  Group Sheet

    Family  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 
    Married  20 Jan 1889  home of Martha J. McNeil, Millers Creek, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 7, 33, 34, 35
    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."
    Children 
     1. Bertha Olena Bumgarner,   b. 1 May 1890, , Millers Creek, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1891, , Millers Creek, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Pedie Isabel Bumgarner,   b. 7 Jun 1892, , Millers Creek, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1962, , Elkin, Surry County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Plato Settle Bumgarner,   b. 13 Sep 1893, , Millers Creek, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1952, , Rahway, Union County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Pearl Blanch Bumgarner,   b. 22 Feb 1895, , Millers Creek, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1973, 1370 West D Street, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Edgar Eugene Bumgardner, Sr.,   b. 23 Oct 1896, , Millers Creek, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1968, , Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Romulus Linville Bumgarner,   b. 10 Sep 1898, , Millers Creek, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1962, , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Mary Louise Bumgarner,   b. 18 Oct 1900, , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1970, , Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Ruth Bumgarner,   b. 24 Mar 1902, , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1973, 1370 West D Street, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Abigail Bumgarner,   b. 18 May 1904, , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1972, 1370 West D Street, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Tyre M. Bumgarner,   b. 24 Jan 1906, , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1957, 1370 West D Street, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Charles Grant Bumgarner,   b. 29 Oct 1907, , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 2004, , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. Bessie Byrd Bumgarner,   b. 14 Jul 1909, , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1993, , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     13. James Thomas Bumgarner,   b. 24 May 1911, , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1959, , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     14. Joseph Hope Bumgarner,   b. 8 Feb 1915, , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1915, , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2011 
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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Jul 1867 - , Millers Creek, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 23 Aug 1870 - , Mulberry Township, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 4 Jun 1880 - , Reddies River Township, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Jan 1889 - home of Martha J. McNeil, Millers Creek, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNews Article - The Chronicle - 16 Nov 1898 - , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNews Article - The Chronicle - 22 Mar 1899 - , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNews Article - The Chronicle - 26 Apr 1899 - , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNews Article - The Chronicle - 3 May 1899 - , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 21 Jun 1900 - , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNews Article - The Chronicle - 27 Feb 1901 - , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 19 Apr 1910 - Main Street, Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 14 Jun 1920 - , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 16 Apr 1930 - North Cherry Street, Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDirectory Listing - 1939-1940 - , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: cerebral hemorrhage; apoplexy - 1 Nov 1941 - 1370 West D Street, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 2 Nov 1941 - Mountain Park Cemetery, Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - The Journal-Patriot - 3 Nov 1941 - , North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Wilkesboro Baptist Church - - 300 West Main Street, Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
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