Roadblock:Willa Bickel (abt 1899-?) from Braxton Co. WV

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I have hit a dead end on my paternal great grandmother, Willa Bickel (abt 1899-?) She was married to my great-grandfather John Sullivan Bickel (1892-1951) and I believe she might have been born in Braxton Co, WV.  The only source that I have found for her is the 1940 census, which lists her age, husband, and children but have unable to locate any other sources such as a birth/death certificate or any information on her parents and siblings. If anyone could help me track down any more info, it would be greatly appreciated!
in Genealogy Help by Lonnie Trump G2G Crew (670 points)
edited by Lonnie Trump

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Lonnie ~

This looks like their marriage record.  I couldn't pull it up on FamilySearch until I inverted the l and the e in Bickel 

"West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970," database, FamilySearch ( : 4 December 2014), James S. Bickle and Willie B. Luzader, 23 Jul 1914; citing Braxton, West Virginia, film # 573810, county clerks, West Virginia; FHL microfilm 573,810.

by Mary Cole G2G6 Pilot (102k points)
edited by Mary Cole

1910 census: 

"United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 8 February 2017), Willa B Luzader in household of William H Luzader, Holly, Webster, West Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 159, sheet 1A, family 3, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1698; FHL microfilm 1,375,711.

Lonnie ~

I found an image of a brief obituary for her in the database.  I was going to upload it to her profile, then decide not to when I saw you have her husband set as private (he is mentioned).  The link is below if you have access.  If not, let me know if you want me to upload it.  The image is of the whole page though.  Perhaps you know how to make just the obit. display or can find it somewhere else (it is printed in the Daily Courrier, Connellsville, PA.).

Info: Mrs. Willow Bickel age 78, died at home in Mount Braddock.  Doesn't list a DOD, but the newspaper was dated March 12, 1971.
Hi Mary, if you could upload if, that would be awesome!  I wasn't able to access it on ancestry because I only have a basic account.  Thank you so much for the info..It has really opened up a lot of doors.

You are welcome!  Glad I could help.  I will get that image up before I quit for the night.

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