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379. Mary Jane DURHAM was born on 15 Aug 1886 in Tazewell County, Virginia.60,125,146,252 She died Bronchial Pneumonia on 15 Apr 1963 in Sweet Springs, West Virginia.137 Buried in the Green Hill Cemetery in Union, Monroe County, WV. Funeral Director: Stanley & Broyles.

Obituary - Charleston Gazette, April 15, 1963
In Loving Memory of My Dear Mother

BEAVERS, Mrs. Mary Jane - 76, of Pickaway, Monroe County, died Monday in the Andrew S. Rowan Nursing Home at Sweet Springs. She was a native of Tazewell, Va., and moved to Pickaway 12 years ago to reside at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Harry Jenkins. She was a member of the Freewill Church at Tazewell. Also surviving are one other daughter, Mrs. Ollie Wicks of Philadelphia, Pa; five sons, Walter Puckett, of Cincinnati, Ohio, James Puckett of Nicholas, Pa., Hugh Puckett and Robert VanDyke, both of Bandy, Va., and Lester Ford of Mehoopany, Pa.; a brother, Frank Durham of Oakvale; 27 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. The body is at Broyles Funeral Home in Union. In 1930, Mary (Durham) VanDyke, is head of household in the 1930 census for Tazewell County, VA. Her step-sister Barbara Pruitt is living with her, along with a son of Barbara's.

Mary Jane DURHAM and John E. PUCKETT were married on 26 Jun 1904 in Tazewell County, Virginia.42,136 Tazewell County, Virginia
Compiled Tazewell County Marriage Index ... 1900 - 1924

JOHN E. PUCKETT (26) s/o James & Catherine ( ) Puckett -and- MARY DURHAM (18) d/o Victoria Durham. Volume 3, pp. 165.

Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940 about Jno. E. Puckett
Name: Jno. E. Puckett
Gender: Male
Age: 26
Birth Date: 1878
Marriage Date: 26 Jun 1904
Marriage Place:Tazewell Co., Virginia
Father: Jas.
Mother: Catherine
Spouse: Mary Durham
FHL Film Number: 34214
Reference ID: P.165-L.103 John E. PUCKETT (son of James Robert PUCKETT and Catherine "Katherine" Ann PUCKETT) was born about 1875 in Tazewell County, Virginia.60,62 He died about 1911 in Tazewell County, Virginia. Mary Jane DURHAM and John E. PUCKETT had the following children:






Charles Walker "Walter?" PUCKETT.



Estell (aka Lester Ford) PUCKETT was born about 1905 in Tazewell County, Virginia.90 Estell Puckett is living in the household of Ballard L. Perdue in the 1920 Mercer County Census.

Estell Puckett later changes his name to "Lester Ford". (Information provided by Kathy Jackson of Pennsylvania, daughter of Lester Ford).






James R. PUCKETT was born about 1908 in Tazewell County, Virginia.90,125 In the 1920 census for Tazewell County, VA "James R. Puckett" age 11 is listed as "grandson".

James R. Puckett, in the 1930 census for Monroe County, WV is living next door to his Uncle Benjamin Franklin Durham, with his wife "Jessie J."

Mary Jane DURHAM and James Jackson VANDYKE were married on 6 Aug 1912 in Tazewell County, Virginia.42,136 Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940," James J. Vandyke (1912)
Groom's Name: James J. Vandyke
Groom's Birth Date: 1886
Groom's Birthplace:
Groom's Age: 26
Bride's Name: Mary Puckett
Bride's Birth Date: 1887
Bride's Birthplace:
Bride's Age: 25
Marriage Date: 07 Aug 1912
Marriage Place: Tazewell Co., Virginia
Groom's Father's Name: Robert
Groom's Mother's Name: Joan
Bride's Father's Name:
Bride's Mother's Name: Vic.
Groom's Race:
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Bride's Race:
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M01695-5
System Origin: Virginia-EASy
Source Film Number: 34214
Reference Number: 152 P214 James Jackson VANDYKE (son of Israel Robert VANDYKE and Johanna LAWSON) was born on 5 Nov 1884 in Tazewell County, Virginia.60,136,149 He died before 1920 in Tazewell County, Virginia.125 Mary Jane DURHAM and James Jackson VANDYKE had the following children:



Robert W. VANDYKE was born about 1916 in Virginia.125



Joan Delma VANDYKE.

Mary Jane DURHAM and John William BEAVERS were married on 17 Oct 1930 in Tazewell County, Virginia.136 John William BEAVERS (son of William BEAVERS and Nancy ASBURY) was born on 3 Oct 1887 in Tazewell County, Virginia.90,149