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Bulah Florence Riffle

Female 1906 - 2003


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  • Name  Bulah Florence Riffle  [1, 2
    Alt. Birth  Between 1901 and 1902  Braxton County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • According to her marriage certificate, she was 21 years old in 1923. This may have been to avoid parental consent issues.
    West Virginia Birth Records  1906  Braxton County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • West Virginia, Register of Births. Page: (no page number); Braxton County; Line Numbered: (no line number); Year: 1906; Date of Birth: March 18; Name of Child if Named: Bulah Florence Riffle; Race: white; Sex: female; Born (Alive/Dead): alive; Place of Birth: Cutlips; Father's Name: Henry Riffle; Mother's Name: (?)za Digman; Sources of Info: Name of Person Giving Information: James A. Butcher
    Bulah Florence Riffle's Birth Record
    Bulah Florence Riffle's Birth Record
    Cutlips, Braxton County, West Virginia
    Born  18 Mar 1906  Cutlips, Braxton County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5
    Gender  Female 
    Alt. Spelling/AKA 
    • In an article regarding Sarah (Blake) Singleton, Hobert's sister, her given name was spelled "Beulah." On her marriage certificate to Hobert, and her birth record in Braxton County, it was "Bulah." On her daughters' Marjorie and Ulah's
      marriage certificates, it was "Beulah." Her Social Security records list it as "Bulah."
    Census  1920  Otter District, Braxton County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Beulah F. Riffle, daughter, female, white, age 13, single, could read, could write, born in West Virginia, father's birthplace West Virginia, mother's birthplace West Virginia, could speak English, occupation none
    Census  1930  Salt Lick District, Braxton County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Bulah F. Blake, wife, female, white, age 24, married, age at first marriage 17, did not attend school since September 1929, could read and write, born in West Virginia, father's birthplace West Virginia, mother's birthplace West Virginia, state code: 75, could speak English, occupation none
    Died  22 Jan 2003  Buckhannon, Upshur County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Buried  25 Jan 2003  Cutlip Cemetery, Braxton County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Obituary  Mar 2003  West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 8
    an unknown Newspaper 
    • Bulah F. Blake

      Flatwoods (WV) -- Bulah F. Blake, 96, of Buckhannon, formerly of Burnsville, died Wednesday, January 22, 2003, at the home of her daughter, Ulah and Zane Frame, after a long illness. She was born March 18, 1906, at Cutlipsville, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Henry and Iza Digman Riffle. Bulah was preceded in death by 2 sons, 2 daughters, 1 great-granddaughter and by her husband, Hobert Blake, on January 8, 2001.

      Surviving are daughters Ulah Frame and husband Zane of Buckhannon, West Virginia, and Marjorie Bleigh and husband Rondal of Hubbard, Ohio; sons Harvey Blake and wife Verdeal and Earl Blake and wife Cindy, both of Akron, Ohio, and Carl Ray Blake and wife Esther of Burnsville, West Virginia; 9 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

      A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 25, 2003, at the Stockert-Gibson Funeral Home with Reverend Ronzel Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in the Cutlipsville Cemetery near Exchange, West Virginia. Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday at the Stockert-Gibson Funeral Home at Flatwoods, West Virginia.

      Stockert-Gibson Funeral Home, Flatwoods, is in charge of arrangements.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Bulah F. Blake; born: 18 March 1906; died: 22 January 2003 (V); last residence: 26335 (Burnsville, Braxton, West Virginia); last benefit: (none specified); Social Security #: 234-32-4577; state where issued: West Virginia
    Person ID  I38526  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Henry Granvil Riffle,   b. 15 Feb 1875, Braxton County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1970 
    Mother  Iza O. Digman,   b. 17 Apr 1878, Braxton County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    West Virginia Marriage Records  2 Apr 1902  Braxton County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Marriage License. West Virginia: Page 120; County of Braxton. To-wit: To any person licensed to Celebrate Marriages: You are hereby authorized to join together in the holy state of Matrimony; according to the Rites and Ceremonies of your Church or Religious Denomination, and the laws of the State of West Virginia, Henry G. Riffle and Iza O. Digman. Given under my hand, as Clerk of the County Court of the County of Braxton, this 2 day of April 1902. C. K. Newlon, Clerk County Court of Braxton County. Clerk's Certificate: Preliminary inquiries and answers thereto, made and ascertained by C. K. Newlon/Clerk of the County Court of the County of Braxton, State of West Virginia relative to Mr. Henry G. Riffle of Braxton County, and State of West Virginia, to whom the accompanying Marriage License is issued. The Full Names of the Parties are as Follows: His full name is Henry G. Riffle, Her full name is Iza O. Digman; His age is 27, Her age is 24, He was born in Braxton County, State of West Virginia; She was born in Braxton County, State of West Virginia; His place of residence is Braxton County, West Virginia; Her place of residence is Braxton County, West Virginia; The name of the party giving the foregoing information [is] Henry G. Riffle of Braxton County, State of West Virginia. Given under my hand this 2 day of April, 1902. C. K. Newlon, Clerk County Court. Minister's Return or Endorsement. I, Geo. J. Craft, a Minister of the Gospel, and duly authorized to celebrate the rites of matrimony do certify that, on the 6 day of April, 1902, at the residence of Clark Hosey, I united in Marriage the above named and described parties, under authority of the foregoing license. Geo. J. Craft (signature)
    Married  6 Apr 1902  Braxton County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Marriage Documentation
    The Marriage License of Henry Granvil Riffle and Iza O. Digman
    The Marriage License of Henry Granvil Riffle and Iza O. Digman
    Henry and Iza were married April 6, 1902, in Braxton County, West Virginia.
    Family ID  F14270  Group Sheet

    Family  Lee Hobert "Hobert" Blake,   b. 18 Jul 1901, Gem, Braxton County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 2001, Buckhannon, Upshur County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage License  5 Nov 1923  Braxton County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Marriage License. West Virginia: Page 282; Record No. 14; County of Braxton. To-wit: To any person licensed to Celebrate Marriages: You are hereby authorized to join together in the holy state of Matrimony; according to the Rites and Ceremonies of your Church or Religious Denomination, and the laws of the State of West Virginia, Hobert Blake and Bulah Riffle. Given under my hand, as Clerk of the County Court of the County of Braxton, this 5 day of November 1923. P. B. Adams, Clerk County Court of Braxton County. Clerk's Certificate: Preliminary inquiries and answers thereto, made and ascertained by P. B. Adams/Clerk of the County Court of the County of Braxton, State of West Virginia relative to Mr. Hobert Blake of Braxton County, and State of West Virginia, to whom the accompanying Marriage License is issued. The Full Names of the Parties are as Follows: His full name is Hobert Blake, Her full name is Bulah Riffle; His age is 22, Her age is 21, He was born in Braxton County, State of West Virginia; She was born in Braxton County, State of West Virginia; His place of residence is Braxton; Her place of residence is West Virginia; The name of the party giving the foregoing information [is] Hobert Blake of Braxton County, State of West Virginia. Given under my hand this 5th day of November, 1923. P. B. Adams, Clerk County Court. Minister's Return or Endorsement. I, W. H. Hart, a Minister of the Methodist Protestant Church do certify that, on the 7th day of November, 1923, at M. P. Parsonage in Burnsville, West Virginia, I united in Marriage the above named and described parties, under authority of the foregoing license. W. H. Hart (signature)
    Married  7 Nov 1923  Methodist Protestant Parsonage, Burnsville, Braxton County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Harvey L. Blake
     2. Harry J. Blake,   b. 9 Sep 1928, Gem, Braxton County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1932, Gem, Braxton County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Martha Patricia Blake,   b. 22 Oct 1932, Braxton County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1936, Gem, Braxton County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Earl S. Blake
     5. Carl Roy Blake
     6. Ulah Ann Blake
     7. Marjorie Louise Blake
     8. (Son - 38649) Blake,   d. Bef 2001
     9. (Daughter - 38650) Blake,   d. Bef 2001
    Marriage Documentation
    The Marriage License of Hobert Blake and Bulah Riffle
    The Marriage License of Hobert Blake and Bulah Riffle
    Hobert and Bulah were married November 7, 1923, in Burnsville, West Virginia.
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F14266  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S4911] Singleton, Sarah Jane (Blake) - Book Article on Her Musical Talents, John Lilly, (the book was originally published in 1999 by the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois; the article originally was published in the summer 1992 issue of "Goldenseal" magazine) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S4905] West Virginia Birth Records (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S880] West Virginia Marriage Licenses (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S4913] Blake, Bulah Florence (Riffle) - Obituary, (originally published in an unknown West Virginia newspaper, January 2003) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Otter District, Braxton County, West Virginia; enumeration district: 11; supervisor's district: 3, sheet number: 6A, page number: 155; enumeration date: (Jan - no date listed), 1920

    7. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Salt Lick District, Braxton County, West Virginia; enumeration district: 4-17, supervisor's district: 7; sheet number: 22A, page number: 206; enumeration date: May 3, 1930

    8. [S4178] World Connect - Groves and related families VA/WV and West: dwgroves, (last updated: 2010-04-30 21:47:08 UTC (Fri), contact Darrell) (Reliability: 3).