Descendants of Michael H. Wills

 

Generation No. 1

1. Michael H.1 Wills. He married Keziah Lenhart.

More About Michael H. Wills:

Fact 1: Blacksmith, probably Ursina, Pa.

Fact 2: Buried Ursina Cemetery

More About Keziah Lenhart:

Fact 1: Buried Ursina Cemetery

Children of Michael Wills and Keziah Lenhart are:

2 i. FourOther2 Wills.

3 ii. Rosanna Wills, born Jul 27, 1843 in Somerset Co., Pa.; died Sep 18, 1919. She married Moses Neinbaugh.

More About Rosanna Wills:

Fact 1: Buried Ursina Cemetery

4 iii. Jacob Wills, born Abt. 1847.

5 iv. Sarah Wills, born Abt. 1855.

6 v. Louisa Wills, born Abt. 1857. She married Scott Crowe.

7 vi. Christina Wills, born 1862.

8 vii. Alice Wills, born 1864.

+ 9 viii. William Roddy Wills, born Feb 18, 1865; died Mar 05, 1947 in Ursina, Pa..

 

Generation No. 2

9. William Roddy2 Wills (Michael H.1) was born Feb 18, 1865, and died Mar 05, 1947 in Ursina, Pa.. He married Mary Etta Reeves Apr 13, 1889 in Connellsville, Pa., daughter of Robert Reeves and Lydia Strahan.

More About William Roddy Wills:

Fact 1: Buried Ursina Cemetery

More About Mary Etta Reeves:

Fact 1: Buried Ursina Cemetery

Children of William Wills and Mary Reeves are:

+ 10 i. Ray William3 Wills, born Nov 29, 1890; died Jul 13, 1956.

11 ii. Harry Michael Wills, born Dec 26, 1892 in Ursina, Pa.; died Jul 09, 1971 in Stuart, Fl. He married (1) Elva Maust. He married (2) Ruth Marguerite. Groff.

More About Harry Michael Wills:

Fact 1: WW I Veteran

Fact 2: Buried Pine Rest Cemetery, Port Salerno,Fl.

More About Elva Maust:

Fact 1: Buried Ursina Cemetery

+ 12 iii. Lottie May Wills, born Jan 07, 1895 in Ursina, Pa.; died Apr 18, 1975 in Stuart, Fl.

 

Generation No. 3

10. Ray William3 Wills (William Roddy2, Michael H.1) was born Nov 29, 1890, and died Jul 13, 1956. He married MARY ELLEN COLBORN, daughter of JAMES COLBORN and MARY KREGER.

More About Ray William Wills:

Fact 1: Veteran of WWI

Notes for MARY ELLEN COLBORN:

Mary Ellen Colborn was born May 26, 1899. She met and married Ray W. Wills from Ursina. They had one child, Donald. Mary was a little bossy, but she had a big heart and a sense of humor. She liked to tease.

Ray was self employed in the purchase and sale of timber, primarily white ash. Although this was his main business throughout his life, he gave it up for a period during the depression when too many customers defaulted on their payments. Ray then invested in a home and Sinclair Gasoline Station at the end of Oden Street in Confluence. It was near the high school and Mary often boarded students. It was also adjacent to the town baseball diamond where there was always a festive air when games were being played. Between the filling station and the ballfield, there was always a young crowd hanging about.

Eventually the filling station, too, was abandoned when Ray was forced out of business by a vicious gas war. The family moved up on the Colborn Farm until Ray could get back on his feet. He resumed his timber business and eventually bought a house over on the West Side of Confluence. Here Mary and Ray remained for the rest of their lives. Ray had two serious strokes. He recovered from the first but died from the second after an extended time as an invalid. He died July 13, 1956. Mary died May 11, 1966. They are both buried in the Jersey Church Cemetery.

 

 

Child of Ray Wills and MARY COLBORN is:

13 i. DONALD EUGENE4 WILLS, born Sep 07, 1925 in CONFLUENCE, PA.. He married ANNE VERONICA LANCASTER Nov 27, 1946 in MARKLEYSBURG, PA..

12. Lottie May3 Wills (William Roddy2, Michael H.1) was born Jan 07, 1895 in Ursina, Pa., and died Apr 18, 1975 in Stuart, Fl. She married James Benjamin Watson.

More About Lottie May Wills:

Fact 1: Buried Addison Cemetery

More About James Benjamin Watson:

Fact 1: Buried Addison Cemetery

Children of Lottie Wills and James Watson are:

14 i. Robert Wills4 Watson, born Aug 13, 1920 in Romney, WVa.

15 ii. Barbara Anne Watson, born Apr 07, 1926 in Confluence, Pa.. She married Elvin Stroud.

16 iii. Betty Jane Watson, born Jan 21, 1922 in Pittsburgh, Pa.. She married Richard (Rev.) Ingle.

17 iv. James Benjamin (Jr.) Watson, born Aug 09, 1918 in Ursina, Pa.; died in Waynesburg, Pa..

18 v. Mary Almeda Watson, born Aug 08, 1918 in Ursina, Pa..

19 vi. Thomas Floyd Watson, born Apr 07, 1926 in Confluence, Pa..

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Descendants of Robert F. Reeves

 

Generation No. 1

1. Robert F.3 Reeves (William (II)2, William1) was born Apr 13, 1842, and died Jan 16, 1908 in Jerome, Somerset Co., Pa.. He married Lydia Louise Strahan Dec 24, 1866 in Ellenboro, Richie Co., WVa..

More About Robert F. Reeves:

Fact 1: Buried Ursina Cemetery

More About Lydia Louise Strahan:

Fact 1: Buried Ursina Cemetery

Children of Robert Reeves and Lydia Strahan are:

+ 2 i. Mary Etta4 Reeves, born Jul 30, 1869 in Parkersburg, WVa.; died Jul 16, 1957 in Stuart, Fl.

3 ii. William T. Reeves. He married Alta Jenkins.

Notes for William T. Reeves:

Lived in Humbert, Pa. Worked as a locomotive engineer, 49 years, on the Ursina and North Fork Railroad.

4 iii. Martha J. Reeves.

5 iv. Kathryn Reeves.

6 v. Elizabeth Reeves.

7 vi. Sadie L. Reeves. She married Previrs.

8 vii. Edith M. Reeves.

9 viii. Daisey D. Reeves. She married Jameson.

10 ix. Lottie M. Reeves.

11 x. Robert E. Reeves.

12 xi. Clyde Reeves.

13 xii. Earle Reeves.

 

Generation No. 2

2. Mary Etta4 Reeves (Robert F.3, William (II)2, William1) was born Jul 30, 1869 in Parkersburg, WVa., and died Jul 16, 1957 in Stuart, Fl. She married William Roddy Wills Apr 13, 1889 in Connellsville, Pa., son of Michael Wills and Keziah Lenhart.

More About Mary Etta Reeves:

Fact 1: Buried Ursina Cemetery

More About William Roddy Wills:

Fact 1: Buried Ursina Cemetery

Children of Mary Reeves and William Wills are:

+ 14 i. Ray William5 Wills, born Nov 29, 1890; died Jul 13, 1956.

15 ii. Harry Michael Wills, born Dec 26, 1892 in Ursina, Pa.; died Jul 09, 1971 in Stuart, Fl. He married (1) Elva Maust. He married (2) Ruth Marguerite. Groff.

More About Harry Michael Wills:

Fact 1: WW I Veteran

Fact 2: Buried Pine Rest Cemetery, Port Salerno,Fl.

More About Elva Maust:

Fact 1: Buried Ursina Cemetery

+ 16 iii. Lottie May Wills, born Jan 07, 1895 in Ursina, Pa.; died Apr 18, 1975 in Stuart, Fl.