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Descendants of John William Staggs

Generation No. 3

4. GRANT LEE3 STAGGS (WILLIAM J.2, JOHN WILLIAM1)5 was born November 25, 1910 in Allegany County, Maryland, and died January 21, 1999 in Keyser, Mineral County, West Virginia. He married FLORA M. FORTNEY. She was born November 23, 1991.

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Obituary for Grant Lee Staggs:

      Keyser, W.Va.--Grant L. "RED" Staggs, 88, formerly of 485 Cloud St. Keyser, W. Virginia., died Thursday, January 21, 1999, at the Heartland of Keyser Nursing Home.
      Born November 25, 1910, in Allegany County, Maryland, he was a son of the late William and Mary (Stevanus) Staggs. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Flora M (Fortney) Staggs on November 23, 1991.
      Mr. Staggs was retired from th spinning department at the Celanese Amcelle Pland with over 50 years of service. He was a member of the First United Methodiat Church, Keyser. He was a 50 year member of Davis Lodge # 51, A.F. & A.M. and Scottish Rite Bodies.
      Surviving are one son, Arthus L. Staggs and wife Lisa, Martinsburg, W. Virginia; one brother Carroll "Bus" Staggs, Frostburg, Maryland; one granddaughter, Stacy Graves, BelAir, Maryland; and one great-grandson.
      Funeral serices will be conducted at the Rotruck-Smith Funeral Home, Keyser, on Saturday, January 23, at 10 a.m. with Dr. Edward Grove officiating.
      Interment will be in the Spohrs Cross Roads Cemetery, Berkeley Springs, W. Virginia.
Friends will be received at the funeral home today from 7-9p.m.

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Burial: January 23, 1999, Spohrs Cross Roads Cemetery, Berkeley Springs, W. Virginia
Census: 1920, Frankfort District, W. Virginia
Funeral home: January 21, 1999, Rotruck-Smith Funeral Home-185 South Main Street, Keyser, W. Virginia 26726
Occupation: Laborer/Spinning Dept.--Celanese Corp.,Cumberland, Md.
Religion: First United Methodist Church, Keyser, W.Virginia
Residence: Heartland of Keyser Nursing Home
Social Security Number: 214-07-1721
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  i.   ARTHUR L.4 STAGGS, m. LISA ??.

5. CARROLL3 STAGGS (WILLIAM J.2, JOHN WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1912.

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Census: 1920, Frankfort District, W. Virginia
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6. EMMA IONE3 STAGGS (JOHN EDWARD2, JOHN WILLIAM1)6,7 was born December 22, 1920 in Cresaptown, Maryland, and died December 14, 2004 in Frederick, Maryland. She married LOUIS JOHN SR VINCENT8,9,10 October 18, 1941 in Creseptown, Maryland, son of LEO VINCENT and MARGARET FORANT. He was born August 18, 1911 in Burlington,Vermont, and died May 24, 1989 in El Campo,Texas.

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Emma Ione Vincent, 83 of Frederick, Md., died Tuesday, December 14, 2004, at Frederick Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Louis John Vincent.

Born December 22, 1920, in Cresaptown, Md., she was the daughter of the late John Edward Staggs and the late Loena Grace Iser Staggs. She was also preceded in death by a daughter Theresa Muller, a very special son-in-law, James V. Witmer, brothers, John Staggs, Edward Staggs and a sister Sarah Smith.

Emma was a member of the Brook Hill United Methodist Church where she was a volunteer there for many different activities.

She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who devoted her time, love and energy to her family and friends.

Emma was very enthusiastic about volunteer work. She volunteered her time in the healthcare field through schools and worked with baby's healthcare. She was a lifetime member of the Maryland PTA. She was also a member of the Elks, the VFW and was a past president of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Keyser, W.Va.
She is survived by five children, Louis Richard Vincent and wife, Patricia, of Georgia, Mae Louise Greaser and husband, William, of West Virginia, John James Vincent and wife, Brenda, of Virginia, Thomas Edward Vincent and wife, Peggy, of Maryland, and Betty Jane Witmer of Maryland; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Flanagan; a brother, Robert Staggs; son-in-law, Roland Muller; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike on Friday, Dec. 17, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Funeral services will be at the Brook Hill United Methodist Church, 8946 Indian Springs Rd, Frederick, on Saturday, Dec. 18, at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. Conrad O. Link and pastor Linda Warehime officiating.

Interment will be in the Brook Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in the name of Emma Vincent may be made to the Brook Hill United Methodist Church, 8946 Indian Springs Rd., Frederick, MD 21702.

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Burial: December 18, 2004, Brook Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery
Funeral home: December 14, 2004, Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, Maryland
Medical Information: Diabetic,sleep apnea, hearing trouble, Glocoma, eye implants in both eyes,cataracts, lens implants,
Place of Death: December 14, 2004, Frederick Memorial Hospital

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Baptism: August 21, 1911, St. Joseph's, Burlington, Vermont
Cause of Death: Aneurysm of the left ventricle
Cremation: May 25, 1989
Funeral home: Triska Funeral Home, El Campo, Louise,Texas ( 612 Merchant St., El Campo, Texas, 77455
Medical Information: EMPHASEMA
Occupation: Dry Cleaner (owner)
Residence: 1208 2nd Street, Louise, Wharton, Texas 77455
Social Security Number: 009-09-7164
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11. i.   LOUIS RICHARD4 VINCENT, b. December 12, 1942.
12. ii.   THERESA MARY VINCENT, b. July 17, 1944, Cumberland, Maryland; d. August 31, 1995, Westminister, Maryland.
13. iii.   MAE LOUISE VINCENT, b. May 30, 1946.
14. iv.   JOHN JAMES VINCENT, b. June 25, 1947.
15. v.   THOMAS EDWARD VINCENT, b. December 28, 1948.
16. vi.   BETTY JANE VINCENT, b. February 07, 1951.

7. MARY GENEIVE3 STAGGS (JOHN EDWARD2, JOHN WILLIAM1) was born February 28, 1923. She married (1) GEORGE WARD, son of MICHAEL WARD and BERTHA LEE. He was born May 27, 1917 in Somerset, Pennsylvania, and died February 17, 1964 in Fort Lee, Virginia. She married (2) DONALD FLANAGAN.

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Medical Information: Diabetic

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Obituary for George Ward: ( Feb. 17, 1964 )

      Funeral arrangements for Sp. 5 George Ward, 46, RD 3 Keyser, who died yesterday in Kenner Army Hospital, Fort Lee, Va., as a result of injuries in an auto accident, had not been completed as of early this afternoon.
      The body will be returned to Rogers Funeral Home here, but no word had been received on when it would be shipped.
      Full details of the accident have not been forwarded by military authorities. A telegram about noon yesterday advised his family of his death.
      He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary G. (Staggs) Ward; three daughters, Mrs. Nancy J. Smith of Tacoma, Wash., Patricia and Julia Ward, both at home; two sons, George Jr. and William Ward, also at home; two brothers, Joseph Ward of Pittsburgh and William Ward of Confluence, and a sister, Mrs. Rose Craft of Connellsville.
      A native of Somerset, Pa., he was a son of the late Michael J. and Bertha (Lee) Ward and was born May 27, 1917.
      He had been stationsed at Camp Pickett, Va., for the past couple of years.
He was a member of the Christian Church at Confluence, a veteran of World War II and Korean War, having 23 years U.S. Army Service, and a member of Queens Point Memorial Post 6775, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Mc Coole.
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  ii.   GEORGE JR. WARD, b. August 04, 1946, Connellsville, Pennsylvania; d. October 14, 2003, Fort Worth, Texas.
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Publication Date: Saturday, October 18, 2003
Cumberland Times News-Cumberland, Maryland

Obituary for GEORGE WARD:
RAWLINGS — George Ward, 57, of Fort Worth, Texas, formerly of Rawlings, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003, at his residence.
Born on Aug. 4, 1946, at Connellsville, Pa., he was a son of Mary (Staggs) Ward Flanagan of Manchester, formerly of Rawlings and the late George Ward. He was also preceded in death by his step-father, Donald L. Flanagan Sr.; and two sisters, Shirley Ward and Nancy Smith.
Mr. Ward was a cabinet maker by trade and enjoyed working as a carpenter. A Methodist by faith, he was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was a life member of Nancy Hanks Post 3518, V.F.W., Keyser. He was best known for his portrayal of Santa Claus for many years.
Surviving, in addition to his mother, is one brother, William Ward and wife Phyllis of Rawlings; two sisters, Patricia Adams and husband George of Lynchburg, Va., and Julia Hott and husband Bobby of Manchester; several nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Smith Funeral Home, Keyser Chapel, on Sunday, Oct. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Smith Funeral Home, Keyser Chapel, on Monday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m. with Rev. George M. Harpold officiating.
Interment will be in the Dawson Cemetery, Dawson.
Condolences and personal reflections to the family may be left after Mr. Ward’s obituary at

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Burial: Dawson Cemetery, Dawson, Maryland
Funeral home: Smith Funeral Home
Military service: U.S. Army-Vietnam War
Occupation: Cabinet maker
Religion: Methodist

  v.   SHIRLEY WARD, d. Unknown.
19. vi.   WILLIAM WARD.

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