Fourth Generation (Continued)
Family of Jerry BASFORD (14) & Lottie Ellen ROACH
30. Douglas Dale BASFORD (Jerry3, George2, Zebede BASSFORD1). Born on 10 Aug 1905 in West Virginia.89,59 Douglas Dale died in Bristol, VA, in Apr 1983.89 Occupation: Teacher, Radio Personality.62,93 aka: Doug “Ford”.93

1930 federal census for Pleasant, ED 11, Barbour Co., WV, 23 Apr 1930, p. 13A62
Douglas Basford, male, head, age 24, b. WV, father b. WV, mother b. WV,
married, age 22 at first marriage, teacher-public school
Marie, female wife, age 24, b. WV, father b. WV, mother b. WV,
married, age 22 at first marriage
Jean, female, daughter, age 3-3/12, b. WV, father b. WV, mother b. WV, single
Margaret L., female, daughter, age 1-1/12, b. WV, father b. WV, mother b. WV, single

1940 federal census for Pleasant, ED 1-12, Barbour Co., WV, Lower Brownton, 12 Apr 1940, p. 12A63
D. D. Basford, male, head, age 34, b. WV, married, checkingman-coal mine
Marie, female, wife, age 35, b. WV, married
Jean, female, daughter, age 13, b. WV, single
Louise, female, daughter, age 11, b. WV, single
Jerry male, son, age 8, b. WV, single
Gerald male, son, age 8, b. WV, single
Robert, male, son, age 4, b. WV, single

His last occupation was a radio announcer, where he went by the name Doug Ford.59

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He first married Helen Marie STEPHENSON by abt 1927.62 birth of Jean. Born abt 1905-1906 in West Virginia.62,63 age 24 in 1930 census, age 35 in 1940 census. Helen Marie died ? . aka: Marie.62 They were divorced ? .59

She never remarried after her divorce from Douglas.59

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They had the following children:
45i.
Jean (~1927-)
46ii.
(stillborn twin son) (Stillborn) (1927-1927)
47iii.
(stillborn twin son) (Stillborn) (1927-1927)
48iv.
Margaret Louise (~1929-?)
49v.
Jerry D. (Twin) (1931-2001)
50vi.
Gerald (Twin) (1931-1995)
51vii.
Robert Dale (Died as Child) (1936-1944)
He second married Vertie Mae SMITH, daughter of Arthur SMITH & Mary (SMITH), in 1948 in Mercer Co., WV.26 Born on 28 May 1925 in Excelsior, WV.89 Vertie Mae died in Bristol, VA, on 24 Mar 2004.89,93 Buried in Hendricks Cemetery, Mendota, VA.93

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They had the following children:
52i.
Connie (Died as Child) (1949-1949)
53ii.
Douglas Kenneth (Died as Child) (1949-1949)
54iii.
David Doyle (Died as Child) (1955-1955)
55iv.
Darlene (?-)
56v.
Estella (?-)
31. Kenneth Doyle BASFORD (Jerry3, George2, Zebede BASSFORD1). Born on 6 May 1908 in West Virginia.89,95 Kenneth Doyle died in Akron, Summit Co., OH, on 27 Jan 1980.95 aka: Doyle.

1940 federal census for Akron, ED 89-214, Summit Co., OH, 9 Marieman Rd., 4 Apr 1940, p. 10A96
Doyle Basford, male, head, age 32, b. WV, married, credit man-retail furniture
Ethel, female, wife, age 26, b. WV, married, rubber worker-rubber mfg.

K. Doyle and Ethel M. Basford are living at 224 W. Center St., Akron, OH in the 1941 city directory. A Jerry Basford is listed at the same address. Presumably that would be Doyle’s father, although it could also be referring to his brother Jerry (who had died in 1940).64

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He married Ethel M. (BASFORD) in by 1940.96 Born abt 1914 in West Virginia.96 age 26 in 1940 census. Ethel M. died ? .

She may be the Ethel Basford (SS#: 279-24-4970, b. 16 Jul 1927, d. 2 Nov 2010) listed in the Social Security Death Index.89

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32. Marguriete Blanch BASFORD (Jerry3, George2, Zebede BASSFORD1). Born on 26 Jun 1911 in West Virginia.97 Marguriete Blanch died in Rankin, Allegheny Co., PA, on 7 Jan 1917.97 age 5 years, 6 months, 11 days.

Grave marker, Simpson Cemetery, Simpson, Taylor Co., WV18
Margarit Blanch/Dau. of Jos.(?) C.(?)/Basford/1911-1917
(Her gravestone appears to indicate that she was the “daughter of Jos. C. Basford” although the legibility of her father’s name is poor. The findagrave.com website indicates that she is probably the daughter of Jerry & Ottie Ellen (Roach) Basford. She is buried in the same cluster of graves as Jerry and Lottie (Ottie), which would support this connection.18)

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33. Jerry McDonald BASFORD (Jerry3, George2, Zebede BASSFORD1). Born on 2 Apr 1918 in West Virginia.98 Jerry McDonald died in Pleasant, Barbour Co., WV, on 21 Jul 1940.98,6 Buried in Simpson Cemetery, Simpson, Taylor Co., WV.18 Death Cause: Heat Prostration.59 Occupation: Coal Loader.63

1940 federal census for Pleasant, ED 1-12, Barbour Co., WV, Lower Brownton, 12 Apr 1940, p. 11B63
Alvin B. Worthington, male, head, age 31, b. PA, single, coal loader-coal mine
Jerry McDonald Basford, male, partner, age 21, b. WV, single, hatter-hat industry

Grave marker, Simpson Cemetery, Simpson, Taylor Co., WV18
Jerry M. Basford/Born-4-2-18/Died-7-1939
(Note that the death year on the grave marker conflicts with his death record, which gives his death as 21 Jul 1940.98)

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