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Hezekiah 'Hez' Mayle
(1881-1959)

Hezekiah Ezekiel Mayle was born on Oct. 15, 1881 in Barbour County, WV or Avon, Doddridge County, WV, the son of Richard Z. and Mary (Minard) Mayle. As a boy, in about 1884, he and his parents and siblings settled for good in Doddridge County, WV.

Hez never married. He worked as a trackman for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. He bought a large farm along Long Run, near West Union, Doddridge County, in December 1908. 

Circa 1910, his unmarried brothers Warner and Hiram, unmarried sister Phoebe, widowed mother Mary and niece Alice resided in his home. 

Columbia Street looking north in West Union. Note the unpaved streets.

In 1918, Hez sold a 15-acre parcel to brother Jacob, along the B&O line. Jacob apparently sold it back to Hez at some point in time. 

In November 1926, Hez sold a 59-acre parcel to his brother Alpheus. He also purchased two tracts containing 95 acres in June 1941. 

He died in Long Run at age 77 on March 4, 1959 from the effects of stomach cancer. He was buried at Pleasant Hill Methodist Protestant Church Cemetery. His obituary was printed in the Herald

In his will, Hez left his property to brother Warner, not including a 14-acre tract which he bequeathed to niece Mayme Pratt, and 95-acres bequeathed to nephew Wallace Mayle. 

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