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Biographies of Wyoming County, WV
Biography of Lloyd Edward Bragg
Lloyd Edward Bragg was born May 19,1914 in Logan County West
Virginia although they lived in Lincoln County, so he grew up in
Lincoln County West Virginia .
He was the son of Albert Bragg and Lottie Spears Bragg.
His siblings were 3 sisters they were by a previous marriage of
Their names are Bernice,Bessie and Allie Sowards
His paternal Grandparents are James Calloway Bragg and Sarah
Maternal Grandparents are Hamilton Spears and Jerusha Spurlock
He married Rita Irene Elkins d/o Dennie Wirt Elkins and Corba
Louvina Stewart February 15,1933 In Oceana Wyoming County,West
He was a resident of Oceana Wyoming County for over 47 years as
they made their home there.
They had 10 children 6 sons and 4 daughters and adopted 1
Their children are as follows James Edward Bragg ,Patsy Bragg
Sexton,Danford Earl Bragg,Carol Bragg Slattton, Hubert Acy
Bragg,Dennis Everett Bragg,Frederick Keith Bragg,Judith Bragg
Milam Lowe Barbara Bragg Spears Crouse,Jimmie Randall Bragg and
the adopted granddaughter is Kimberly Bragg Lafferty
Dad and Mom met when he came to Oceana to work on the railroad
building the railroad to Eastern Gas and Fuel at Kopperston and
when this was finished he went to work at Eastern Gas and Fuel in
the mines at Kopperston ,Wyoming County,West Virginia where he
worked over 40 years .
He was a disabled coal miner and suffered from Black Lung.
He was a member of the Odd Fellows in Matheny West Virginia
He was a member of The United Mine Workers for 47 years.
He was among the founders of Turkey Ridge Independent Baptist
Served as a Deacon of the church for years ,he worked with the
youth fellowship I can still see him when Church youth group
would go roller skating he would skate right along with us and
could skate as well as anyone and better than most.
He died September 15,1980 in Beckley Raleigh County West Virginia
Buried in Palm Memorial Gardens at Matheny Wyoming County West
Submitted by son Danford Earl Bragg Sr
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