Bertha (McCoy) Stills

Bertha Naomi (McCoy) Stills (1909 - 2003)

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Bertha Naomi Stills formerly McCoy
Born in Greeneville, Greene, Tennessee, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 30 Jun 1930 in Greene, Tennessee, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Mother of , , [private son (1930s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1930s - 2010s)]
Died in Valrico, Hillsborough, Florida, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 23 Oct 2019 | Created 22 Jan 2012
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Biography

Bertha Naomi McCoy was born at Greeneville, Tennessee on 20 April 1909, daughter of Charles and Julia Bell (Davis) McCoy.[1] She died at Valrico, Hillsborough, Florida, 23 May 2003.[2]

She married at Greene, Tennessee, 30 Jun 1930, Melvin Virgil Stills, born at Greeneville, Greene, Tennesse, 2 Feb 1902 and died at Crystal Lake, Polk, Florida, 16 Aug 1978, son of Smith Alexander Stills and Izar Della Lowery.[citation needed]

Obituary

Homemaker LAKELAND -- Mrs. Bertha N. Stills of Lakeland died of heart failure Friday (May 23, 2003) at Tandem Healthcare, Brandon. She was 94.Born April 20, 1909, in Greenville, Tenn., she came here from Greenville in 1955. She was a homemaker.Mrs. Stills was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil M. Stills. She is survived by her son, Ross Stills, Valrico, Maynard Stills, Evergreen, Colo.; daughters, Della Elva Bledsoe, Plant City, Elizabeth McClain, Winter Haven; sister, Sally Kate Jacobs, Lakeland; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Lanier Funeral Home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Published in Ledger on May 25, 2003

Children of Melvin Virgil and Bertha Naomi (McCoy) Stills:

1. Elva Della Stills, born at Greeneville, Greene, Tennessee, 1 Apr 1931.[3][4] She married at (Location), (Date), William Bledsoe, born at (Location), (Date), son of (Unknown Father) and (Unknown Mother). [citation needed]

2. Maynard Ivan Stills, born at Greeneville, Greene, Tennessee, 21 Nov 1932. [5]He married at Montebello, Los Angeles, California, 27 December 1958, Martha Louise Culp[5] [6], born at Canton, Stark, Ohio, 11 June 1933 and died at Evergreen, Jefferson, Colorado, 3 March 2017, daughter of Blaine Merle and Hazel Evangeline (Nelson) Culp.[citation needed]

3. Melvin Ross Stills, born at Greeneville, Greene, Tennessee, 24 Nov 1934. Still living (21 June 2019).[citation needed]

4. Elizabeth Jewell Stills, born at Greeneville, Greene, Tennessee, 9 Sep 1936 and died at Florida, 10 February 2012. She married 1st, (Husband still living, 21 June 2019).[citation needed]

Timeline

BIRTH: 20 April 1909 Greene County, Tennesse.[6]

  • Residence (1910) Civil District 4, Greene, Tennessee[7]
  • Residence (1920) Greeneville, Greene, Tennessee[8]
  • Residence (1921) 704 Afton, Johnson City, Tennessee, USA
  • Residence (1928) 122 W King, Johnson City, Tennessee, USA
  • Residence (14 Apr 1930) 1245 East Myrtle, Lakeland, Polk, Florida[9]

MARRIAGE: 30 Jun 1930 Greene County, Tennessee. Melvin Virgil Stills. [citation needed]

  • Residence (1 Apr 1931) Greeneville, Greene, Tennessee, USA
  • 1 Apr 1931 Birth of daughter, Della Elva Stills. [10]
  • 21 Nov 1932 Birth of son, Maynard Ivan Stills[11]
  • 24 Nov 1934 Birth of son, Melvin Ross Stills [citation needed]
  • 9 Sep 1936 Birth of daughter, Elizabeth Jewell Stills [citation needed]
  • Residence (1936) Greeneville, Green, Tennessee, United States
  • Residence (11 Jan 1938) 216 S Dakota Ave, Lakeland, Florida, USA
  • Residence (1 Apr 1940) Greene, Tennessee, United States[12]
  • Residence (1945) Lakeland, Polk, Florida, USA[13][14]
  • Residence (1947) 214 Carver, Lakeland, Florida, USA
  • Residence (1956) 1806 Josephine, Lakeland, Florida, USA
  • Residence (1957 - 1960) 1816 W Hickory St, Lakeland, FL, 33815-4058
  • 16 Aug 1978 Death of husband, Virgil Melvin Stills
  • Residence (23 May 2003) Lakeland, Florida

DEATH: 23 May 2003 Lakeland, Polk, Florida.[15]

BURIAL: 29 May 2003 Lakeland, Polk, Florida.[16]

Research Notes

Note: Research notes should identify evidence needed to make profile Genealogically Defined

  • Obtain Marriage Evidence and Record
  • Obtain Evidence of Melvin Ross (Living) Birth
  • Obtain Evidence of Elizabeth Jewel (Deceased) Birth

Sources

  1. "Tennessee, Birth Records (ER Series), 1908-1912", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/Q2HP-1CGD : 4 November 2016), Bertha Naoma Mccoy, 1909.
  2. "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JPVY-948 : accessed 27 May 2016), Bertha M Stills, 23 May 2003; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
  3. "Tennessee Births and Christenings, 1828-1939," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F6GW-Z4D : 8 December 2014), Virgil Stills in entry for (Elva) Stills, 01 Apr 1931; citing Greene County, Tennessee, reference ; FHL microfilm 944,407.
  4. Source Information, Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.
  5. "Tennessee Births and Christenings, 1828-1939," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F6GW-ZPY : 8 December 2014), Virgil M. Stills in entry for (Maynard) Stills, 21 Nov 1932; citing Greene County, Tennessee, reference ; FHL microfilm 944,407.
  6. "Tennessee, Birth Records (ER Series), 1908-1912", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/Q2HP-1CGD : 4 November 2016), Bertha Naoma Mccoy, 1909.
  7. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MGFR-7JN : accessed 27 May 2016), Bertha Mccay in household of Charles Mccay, Civil District 4, Greene, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 72, sheet 3B, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,375,514
  8. "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MNP5-NFK : accessed 27 May 2016), Bertha Mccoy in household of Charles Mccoy, Greeneville, Greene, Tennessee, United States; citing sheet 7B, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,821,741.
  9. "United States Census, 1930", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/SBKP-WPZ : accessed 27 May 2016), Bertha Mc Coy in entry for Charles Mc Coy, 1930.
  10. "Tennessee Births and Christenings, 1828-1939," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F6GW-Z46 : 8 December 2014), Bertha Mckay in entry for Stills, 01 Apr 1931; citing Greene County, Tennessee, reference ; FHL microfilm 944,407.
  11. "Tennessee Births and Christenings, 1828-1939," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F6GW-ZPB : 8 December 2014), Bertha N. Mccoy in entry for Maynard Ivan Stills, 21 Nov 1932; citing Greene County, Tennessee, reference ; FHL microfilm 944,407.
  12. "United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K4HS-PYR : accessed 06 Sep 2014), Bertha N Stills in household of Virgil M Stills, Midway, Civil District 19, Greene, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 30-28, sheet 11A, family 192, NARA digital publication of T627, roll 3896.
  13. Ancestry.com. Florida, State Census, 1867-1945 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008. Original data: Eleventh census of the state of Florida, 1945; (Microfilm series S 1371, 43 reels); Record Group 001021; State Library and Archives of Florida, Tallahassee, Florida. Census Year: 1945, Locality: Precinct 36, County: Polk, Page: 114, LINE: 38, Archive Series #: S1371, Roll 37
  14. Ancestry.com. Florida, State Census, 1867-1945 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008. Original data: Eleventh census of the state of Florida, 1945; (Microfilm series S 1371, 43 reels); Record Group 001021; State Library and Archives of Florida, Tallahassee, Florida. Census Year: 1945, Locality: Precinct 36, County: Polk, Page: 64, LINE: 50, Archive Series #:S1371, Roll 37
  15. "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JPVY-948 : accessed 27 May 2016), Bertha M Stills, 23 May 2003; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
  16. "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QVKY-HJS9 : accessed 27 May 2016), Bertha Naomi Stills, 2003; Burial, Lakeland, Polk, Florida, United States of America, Oak Hill Burial Park; citing record ID 54845094, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

DNA Confirmation

  • Paternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Maynard Stills and D.D. (SandraStewart36), second cousins once removed. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: Possible range: 3rd - 4th cousins; Confidence: Extremely High.
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Maynard Stills and Carolyn Gilby (Carolyn Gilby), second cousins once removed. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: Possible range: 3rd - 4th cousins; Confidence: Extremely High.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Maynard Stills and kwdavis007 (kwdavis007), second cousins once removed. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: Possible range: 3rd - 4th cousins; Confidence: Extremely High.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Maynard Stills and T.C. (happydays1014), third cousins. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: Possible range: 3rd - 4th cousins; Confidence: Extremely High.
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by a Family Finder match between Maynard Stills and his third cousins, Richard Lee Newcomb (105 shared cM) and Anna Marie Boden (104 shared cM). Predicted relationship reported by Family Tree DNA: 2nd to 4th Cousins.

See also:

  • Thiesen, Ellan Douglas. 1985. The French and American history of Michael Garoutte and his descendants. Salem, Or. (1935 Banyan Ct., N.W., Salem 97304): E.D. Thiesen, p. 385.
  • Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, Elva Stills, 1936-2007.
  • Obituary (25 May 2003) Lakeland, Florida, United States


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