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 William Smith Ervin

William Smith Ervin

Birth
Onslow County, North Carolina, USA
Death 11 Oct 1963 (aged 88)
Jacksonville, Onslow County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Richlands, Onslow County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 77366261 · View Source
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William Smith Ervin
1875 - 1963

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

Later, he married Delilah "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, Ancestry.com, family records, Reamey Winn; records accessed and compiled by Annie Duckett Hundley.


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Gravesite Details *Five sources dispute birth year on headstone.

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  • Created by: Annie Duckett Hundley
  • Added: 30 Sep 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 77366261
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Smith Ervin (22 Jun 1875–11 Oct 1963), Find A Grave Memorial no. 77366261, citing Abner Ervin Cemetery, Richlands, Onslow County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Annie Duckett Hundley (contributor 47394373) .