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Alvina Antonia Pregley Bava
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Birth: Oct. 28, 1912
Tucker County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Dec. 1, 1947
Tucker County
West Virginia, USA

Wife of Joseph H. Bava, Sr. who was born at Davis, WV in 1912 and married Alvina at Oakland, Maryland on October 15, 1932.

Alvina left three young children, Dorothy (1933) Joann (1935) and Joe, Jr. (1937).
She was greatly missed by her children and her memory lives on today.
Alvina's faith was important to her and she sang and attended church. Daughter Joann said one of her favorite songs was "Beyond the Sunset" and her son Joseph said she also liked "I've Got a Mansion Just over the Hill Top".

Baptized at St. Thomas Catholic Church at Thomas, WV, Alvina was listed as Albina Pregel child of Aloysins Pregel and Francisea Rupnik. The variations in spelling appear to be in the translation from Slovenian to English.

Alvina completed the Eighth grade at the Catholic School at Thomas, WV.

Mrs. Frances (Kocjancic) Shaga of Davis, WV who in 2012 is 98 years of age said that she remembers Alvina and after marriage that Alvina left the Catholic Church. She also remembers Alvina playing the guitar and that they went to hear her play and sing. Frances also expressed what a beautiful voice Alvina had.

Alvina had rheumatic fever when younger and suffered from a heart defect which took her life at a young age of just 35.

According to family Alvina spoke Slovenian and probably her parents Louis or Frances Pregley were from Slovenia. Most accounts list Louis or Frances as being from Austria. Immigration records for Alvina's parents say Austrian/Slovenian. The 1930 Census list Alvina as Aloina Pregely. Various spelling of Pregley have been found aka: Pregely, Pregelj, Prigel, Pregel, Praegal.

It might seem strange to some about the picture of Alvina's Guitar but added because of what it meant to her and the faith that she had.

The 1940 Census list Joseph, Sr. 27 yrs age, Alvena 27,
Dortha 6, Joann 4, and Joseph, Jr. 2 years of age. Their residence was in town of Hendricks, Blackfork District, Tucker County WV. 
Family links: 
  Louis Sylvester Pregley (1882 - 1939)
  Frances Rupnik Pregelj (1893 - 1926)
  Alvina Antonia Pregley Bava (1912 - 1947)
  Louis Sylvester Pregley (1914 - 1983)*
*Calculated relationship
McNeeley Cemetery
Tucker County
West Virginia, USA
Created by: Helen Bava
Record added: Aug 30, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41339050
Alvina Antonia <i>Pregley</i> Bava
Added by: Helen Bava
Alvina Antonia <i>Pregley</i> Bava
Added by: Helen Bava
Alvina Antonia <i>Pregley</i> Bava
Added by: Helen Bava
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wife of 3rd cousin 1x removed
- Hugzzz
 Added: Apr. 14, 2014
Love from your Daughters Dorothy and Joann. Remembered always.
- Helen Bava
 Added: Dec. 18, 2009
Love from you son, Joe,Jr. We miss you always.
- Joe Bava
 Added: Aug. 30, 2009

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