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William Smith Ervin
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Birth: Jun. 22, 1875
Onslow County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Oct. 11, 1963
Onslow County
North Carolina, USA

William was the son of George Washington Ervin and Martha Grant Ervin. He married Lucy L. Basden on Christmas Day in 1900, they had one daughter, Minnie B. Ervin.

Later, he married Lilah Woodward McFarland on December 22, 1919, in Onslow County, North Carolina. He raised her four children: Leonard G., John L., Lilah M., and Saliah Woodward; along with his Minnie.

He was preceded in death by both wives: Lucy, at age 41, died 46 years before he passed on, from Addison's Disease. Lilah died 22 years before he left this life.

The *birth year on William's headstone is most likely incorrect, as his death certificate, WW I Draft Registration, Social Security Death Index, 1900 Census and North Carolina Death Collection all dispute it, as 1875.

William left his farm to the Richlands Methodist Church at his death. The farm was sold and a scholarship was established for college students that is still helping students to this day.

The Ervin family played a large and significant role in the prosperity of Onslow County. A family cemetery was named for Abner Ervin, William's grandfather, on the original Ervin property in Richlands, well maintained and still owned by Ervin family.

--Sources: North Carolina Vital Records,, family records, Reamey Winn; records accessed and compiled by Annie Duckett Hundley.
Family links: 
  George Washington Ervin (1841 - 1911)
  Martha Almira Grant Ervin (1843 - 1916)
  Lucy Laurea Basden Ervin (1875 - 1917)
  Delilah McFarland Ervin (1880 - 1940)
  William Smith Ervin (1875 - 1963)
  Paul Ashton Ervin (1877 - 1959)*
  Lillian G Ervin (1880 - 1916)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: *Five sources dispute birth year on headstone.
Abner Ervin Cemetery
Onslow County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Annie Duckett Hundley
Record added: Sep 30, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77366261
William Smith Ervin
Added by: Reamey Winn
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