Biography of Myrtle Lilly Hager Acord
She was born January 1,1929 at Kistler, Logan County, West Virginia on what my
grandmother said was the biggest snow and was the coldest it had been in many years.
She is the daughter of Watson Riley Hager and Sylvia Belle Davidson Hager.
Her paternal grandparents are Claibourne G. Hager and Arabess (Arispie) Price.
Maternal grandparents are Blevins Davidson and Ellen Romaine Potter Davidson.
She grew up in Logan County,West Virginia on Buffalo Creek.
She came to live in Oceana,Wyoming County, West Virginia and that is where she met
Robert Lee Acord Jr in 1944 in Oceana and the married 3 months later in Oceana on
December 21, 1944 where they made their home.
To this marriage were born 8 children 7 daughters and 1 son. The 3 oldest daughters
still live in Oceana. Their children are as follows, Sylvia Acord Bragg,Betty Acord
Goodwin,,Myrna Acord Walker,Nancy Acord Paynter,Virginia Acord Gladden Bradley,Stallie
Acord Sheppard Allen,Robert Edward Acord,Mary Acord George Hood Bradley Lundy.
She loved the beach and enjoyed going to Myrtle Beach,South Carolina she always joked
about it she said it was named after her.Mom was a very happy person always laughing
she had a beautiful smile and her eyes just had a twinkle of mischief to them. When I
slip on a long sleeve blouse at times its as if Moms hands are coming through the sleeve.
She was very sick the last 7 years of her life as she had diabetes and was insulin dependant
for 20 years ,the last seven years she spent in a wheel chair.
Myrtle Lilly Hager Acord lived in Oceana until her death at the age of 65 years. February
21,1994 in Beckley, Raleigh County, West Virginia as her husband had died 26 years before
her she was laid to rest beside him on what would have been his 74th birthday in Palm Memorial
Gardens ,Matheny West Virginia
Submitted by her daughter, Sylvia Acord Bragg.