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Abraham Lincoln CORBIN, Jr.
Blanche E. CURTIS
Mary Frances COPELAND
Husband:  Abraham Lincoln "Abe" CORBIN, Jr.
Birth:  3 Feb 1909, Parkersburg, Wood Co., WV
Death (lung cancer):  30 Jul 1986, Roanoke Memorial Rehab. Ctr., Roanoke, VA
Disposition:  buried Greenville United Methodist Church Cemetery, Greenville, Monroe Co., WV
Last Residence:  Rt. 1, Box 3, Greenville, Monroe Co., WV 24945
Occupation:  painter; clerk; dispatcher, Hudson Truck Co.
Father:  Abraham Lincoln "Abe" CORBIN, Sr.
Mother:  Mary Louisa Guild "Mollie" JORDEN/JORDAN
Marriage-1:  30 Nov 1931, Athens Co., OH
Divorce:  9 Nov 1936, Wood Co., WV
Wife-1:  Blanche E. CURTIS
Birth:  2 Jan 1910, Parkersburg, Wood Co., WV
Death:  2 Jun 1991
Disposition:  buried Mount Olivet Cemetery, Parkersburg, Wood Co., WV
Occupation:  homemaker; spool(?) resorter, rayon factory; finisher, silk mill
Father:  William Logan CURTIS (1884-1962)
Mother:  Ella L. STEWART (1887-1965)
Marriage-2:  25 Nov 1942, Summit Co., OH
Wife-2:  Mary Frances COPELAND
Birth:  30 Sep 1915, Alderson, Greenbriar Co., WV
Death:  9 Nov 2002
Disposition:  buried Greenville United Methodist Church Cemetery, Greenville, Monroe Co., WV
Last Residence:  Lewisburg, Greenbrier Co., WV  24901
Occupation:  waitress, private club; employee, Goodrich Tire & Rubber Co., Akron, OH; homemaker
Father:  William Riley COPELAND (1879-1954)
Mother:  Effie Virginia BOSTIC (7 Oct 1880 - 8 Oct 1960)
Children with Blanche E. CURTIS:
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Children with Mary Frances COPELAND:
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Sources (n.b., Athens Co., OH, is adjacent to Wood Co., WV):

1a.  Ohio, County Marriages, 1774-1993 (online at Ancestry.com):

Both birthplaces are wrong.

1b.  Summit County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1840-1980 .  Summit County Court of Common Pleas - Probate Division, Akron, OH (online at Ancestry.com):

2.  1910 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Abraham L. CORBIN, Jr. (æ 15 months, b. WV) is living in Parkersburg (Ward 4), Parkersburg Dist., Wood Co., WV, with his parents (q.v.).  Blanche CURTIS (æ 4 months, b. WV) is living in Parkersburg City (Ward 8), Parkersburg Dist., Wood Co., WV (p. 226A), with her parents, Logan W. CURTIS (æ 26, b. WV) & Ella (æ 22, b. WV), plus a sister.

3.  1920 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Abraham CORBIN, Jr. (æ 11, b. WV) is living in Parkersburg Dist., Wood Co., WV, with his parents (q.v.).  Blanch CURTIS (æ 20, b. WV) is living in Parkersburg (Ward 8), Parkersburg Dist., Wood Co., WV (p. 242A), with her parents, W. Logan CURTIS (æ 35, b. WV) & Ella (æ 32, b. WV), plus a sister.  Mary F. COPELAND (æ 5, b. WV) is living in Greenville Pct., Monroe Co., WV (p. 208B), with her parents, William R. COPELAND (æ 41, b. WV) & Effie V. (æ 38, b. WV), plus eight siblings.

4a.  1930 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #27 of 33):  Wood County Jail, Parkersburg City, Parkersburg Magisterial Dist., Wood Co., WV, Roll 2558, p. 281A, SN 15A, ED 54-19, SD 4, Line 43, enumerated 17 Apr 1930, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1930 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1930:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32
- - Corbin Abe Prisoner - - - - M W 21 D 19 N Y WV WV WV Y None - W Y Inst N    

4b.  1930 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Blanche E. CURTIS (æ 20, b. WV; Single; spl. resorter, rayon factory) is living in Parkersburg City, Parkersburg Magisterial Dist., Wood Co., WV (p. 171B), with her parents, William L. CURTIS (æ 46, b. WV) & Ella L. (æ 42, b. WV).  Mary F. COPELAND (æ 14, b. WV) is living in Springfield Mag. Dist., Monroe Co., WV (p. 51B), with her parents, William R. COPELAND (æ 51, b. WV) & Effie V. (æ 49, b. WV), plus five siblings.

5a.  1940 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #7 of 34):  1419 Spring St., Parkersburg, Wood Co., WV, Roll T627_4453, p. 344A, SN 4A, SD 4, ED 54-21, enumerated 5 Apr 1940, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1940 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1940:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean.
LOC HOUSEHOLD NAME RELATION   PERSONAL EDUCATION   BIRTHPLACE   CIT RESIDENCE in 1935   EMPLOYMENT STATUS FS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25   26 27 28 29 30   31 32 33 34
* 1419 77 R 25 N Corbin A L Head M W 78 M N 8 West Va   Same place       Y - - -       Night Watchman Lumber Co OA 45 700 N  
          ______ Mary L Wife F W 70 M N H2 West Va   Same place       N N N N H            0   0 N  
          ______ Abe L Son M W 31 D N H2 West Va   Same place       N N Y N     64        0   0 N  
*Spring St

5b.  1940 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Blanche E. CURTIS (æ 30, b. VA; Widow; Finishing Dept., Viscose Silk Mill) is living in Parkersburg, Wood Co., WV (p. 224B), with her parents, Wm. L. CURTIS (æ 56, b. WV) & Ella L. (æ 52, b. WV).  Mary COPELAND (æ 24, b. OH; waitress in private club) is living in Akron (Ward 2), Summit Co., OH (p. 561B), as a lodger with the MARSH family.

6.  Find-a-Grave: Entries (online at findagrave.com):
Name A.L. "Abe" Corbin Mary F. Corbin Blanche E. Curtis
Birth 1909 1915 2 Jan 1910, Wood Co., WV
Death 1986 2002 2 Jun 1991
Burial Greenville United Methodist Church Cemetery
Greenville, Monroe Co., WV
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Parkersburg, Wood Co., WV
Inscription
CORBIN
A.L. "ABE"
1090 1986
MARY F.
1915 2002
[unreadable in photo]
CURTIS
BLANCHE E.
1910
ELLA L.
1887 1965
WILLIAM L.
1884 1962
Father   William Riley Copeland (1879-1954) William Logan Curtis (1884-1962)
Mother   Effie Virginia Bostic (1880-1960) Ella Stewart Curtis (1887-1965)
Memorial # 26095155 26095278 156470444
Mary's parents and siblings also at Find-a-Grave, likewise Blanche's parents.

7.  SSDI:  Social Security Death Index (online at Ancestry.com):
Name SSN Last Residence Birth Death Issued
Abraham Corbin 298-14-8142 Greenville, Monroe, WV 24945  3 Feb 1909   Jul 1986 OH
Blanche E. Curtis 235-07-9011    2 Jan 1910 1 Jun 1991 WV
Mary F. Corbin 298-03-5492 Lewisburg, Greenbrier, WV 24901 30 Sep 1915 9 Nov 2002 OH

8.  Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).

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