Maynard Ivan Stills

Maynard Ivan Stills (1932 - 2017)

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Maynard Ivan "Skip" Stills
Born in Greeneville, Greene, Tennessee, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of , [private brother (1930s - unknown)] and
Husband of — married in Montebello, Los Angeles, California, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Father of
Died in Evergreen, Jefferson, Colorado, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 30 Dec 2011 | Last significant change: 23 May 2018
12:50: Michael Stills edited the Biography for Maynard Stills. [Thank Michael for this]
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Categories: United States Air Force, Korean War.

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Korean War
Maynard Stills participated in the Korean War.
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Maynard Stills served in the United States Air Force in the Korean War
Service started: 25 Feb 1953
Unit(s): 93rd Installation Squad (SAC); 5039th Installation Squadron (IS)
Service ended: 24 Feb 1957
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Maynard Stills migrated from Tennessee to Florida.
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Maynard Stills migrated from Tennessee to California.
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Maynard Stills migrated from California to Colorado.
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Biography

Born 21 November 1932 on a farm in Greeneville, Tennessee, Maynard was the eldest son of Melvin Virgil and Bertha Naomi (McCoy) Stills. A man of few words, Maynard was loved for his good nature, respected for his hard work, and admired for his devotion to his family.

Raised in a sharecropper’s family, he grew up tobacco farming in Greeneville, TN and Lakeland, FL with his brother, Melvin Ross Stills and two sisters, Della Elva Bledsoe and Elizabeth Jewel McClain.

After graduating from Parrottsville High School in Tennessee, Maynard joined the Air Force in Feb 1953 and served as an electrician with the 5039th Installation Squadron (IS), at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska during the Korean War. After training at Lackland AFB in Texas be spent a portion of his service at Shemya Airforce Base on the Aleutian Islands. He left the service in February 1957 as an Airman First Class. Maynard was not especially fond of Alaska as he found it too cold.

A year after leaving the Air Force, He started working as a cable-splicer for Pacific Bell, a division of AT&T which became Pacific Telesis after the break up of AT&T in 1982. He later moved to the Pressurization unit. As a skilled tradesman, he was excellent at his job. As a result, he was continually encouraged to take a Management position. When crawling into manholes and climbing telephone poles in inclement weather began to wear on him, he relented and accepted the responsiblities of a manager. It was not a position he was well suited for and he found the responsiblities difficult and challenging. When he left his position as a Cable Splicer, it took three other persons to replace the workload he covered. He retired in 1989.

He married Martha Louise Culp, a divorcee on 27 Dec 1958 . Soon after his marriage, he adopted Glenn David Mann, Martha’s son from her first marriage. He became a father in 1963 with the birth of his son, Michael Lee Stills.

With his wife Martha, Maynard shared bowling, square dancing, pinochle and dinner with many friends. He would thoroughly delight any host who could serve him a meal that earned any praise beyond "it was okay.”

When Martha died 4 March 2017, they had shared 58 years of marriage together.

Maynard died Monday morning, 4 September 2017 due to complications resulting from dementia.

Timeline

BIRTH 21 Nov 1932 Greeneville, TN [1][2]

  • Residence (1945) Polk, Florida, USA[3]
  • 15 May 1952 Graduation from Parrottsville High School, TN
  • 25 Feb 1953 Enters United States Air Force from Greeneville, TN
  • May - Jun 1953 Electrician Training at Lackland AFB, TX
  • 24 Aug 1953 Begins Tour with 5039th Installation Squadron (IS), Elmendorf AFB, AK
  • 1 Mar 1955 Ends Tour at Elmendorf AFB, AK. Commendation for Conscientious Service.
  • 10 Mar 1955 Facility Services and Support Division ?? (Alaska)
  • 1 Dec 1955 Airman First Class
  • 29 May 1956 Good Conduct Medal, Castle AFB, 93rd Installation Squad (SAC)
  • 24 Feb 1957 Honorable Discharge from USAF
  • Residence (1957, 58) Lakeland, Florida, USA
  • Residence (1993 - 1997) Reseda, California, USA
  • Residence (1997 - present) Evergreen, Colorado, USA

MARRIAGE 27 Dec 1958 Marriage to Martha L Culp[4] [5]

  • Birth 10 Jun 1963 Birth of Son: Michael Lee Stills[6]
  • Residence (1993 - 1997) Reseda, California, USA
  • Residence (1997 - present) Evergreen, Colorado, USA

DEATH 4 Sep 2017 Life Care Center of Evergreen, Evergreen, Colorado, United States[7] BURIAL 15 Sep 2017 Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery , Rittman, Medina County, Ohio, USA [8]


Sources

  1. Birth Certficate in possession of Michael Stills
  2. "Tennessee Births and Christenings, 1828-1939," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F6GW-ZPT : 8 December 2014), Stills, 21 Nov 1932; citing Greene County, Tennessee, reference ; FHL microfilm 944,407.
  3. "United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K4HS-PYY : accessed 06 Sep 2014), Maynard 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.
  4. Marriage Certficate to Martha L Culp in possession of Michael Stills
  5. Ancestry.com. California, Marriage Index, 1949-1959 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. Original data: California Department of Health and Welfare. California Vital Records—Vitalsearch (www.vitalsearch-worldwide.com). The Vitalsearch Company Worldwide, Inc., Pleasanton, California.
  6. Birth Record in possession of Michael Stills
  7. Death Certficate in possession of Michael Stills
  8. Maynard Ivan “Skip” Stills (1932-2017) on Find A Grave: Memorial #183050384 retrieved 23 May 2018


DNA

  • Paternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Maynard Stills and Amy Frittz bighornsaddle1, first cousins once removed. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: Possible range: 1st - 2nd Cousins; Confidence: Extremely High.
  • Maternal 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 cousins; Confidence: Extremely High.
  • Maternal 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 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 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 cousins; Confidence: Extremely High.
  • Maternal 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.
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Michael Stills and Keni Bounds . Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: Third Cousins; Confidence: Extremely High with 94 centimorgans shared across 3 DNA segments.


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Maynard Stills's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Maynard or other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
  • Maynard Stills: Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 37 markers, haplogroup R-M269, Ysearch BWYFK, FTDNA kit #393718
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Maynard Stills, Airman
Maynard Stills, Airman

Letter to Michael Stills from Grandmother Bertha McCoy
Letter to Michael Stills from Grandmother Bertha McCoy

Melvin Virgil Stills and Family
Melvin Virgil Stills and Family

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Martha and Maynard Stills
Martha and Maynard Stills

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