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William H Foye Sr of NC and VA
I am trying to connect the dots to a cousin twice removed, William H Foye Sr. born in Goldsboro Wayne county NC. He was born Jan 1909 to Suddie Foye aka Susan Foy, father unknown. He may have died 13 Apr 1993 in Portsmouth VA per SSDI. My tree has only his DOB, while an Ancestry.com tree hint has a DOD. I have contacted the tree hints owner with no response. My William appears in the 1910 census transcribed as 1 3/12 months old per census date of 23 Apr 1910, living on Virginia Street in Goldsboro NC with his widowed gr mother Lucy as HOH, mother Suddie and Aunt Mittie Laura Foye. The census image shows either 15/12 or 18/12 months old. I have not found a 1920 census listing for him at this time. The 1930 census, enumerated on the 3 Apr 1930, shows him now living in Kinston Lenoir NC on 805 Macon st, with the same individuals minus his gr mother. She passed on. At 21, the census list his occupation as student in training, at College. He appears once again on 10 Dec 1952 as informant Willie Foy on his mothers death certificate and still living at 805 Macon St. Kinston NC. Sometime after Dec 1952, he had a son, William H Foye Jr with an unknown spouse, possibly in NC or VA.
Based on the SSDI listing and ObitsArchive.com, I found a simple two line obituary with a Portsmouth VA address for William. Coupled with the Ancestry.com US Public record Index, Phone and address index, I found William H Foy, possible 2nd wife Rosa and children residing at 233 Median Circle Portsmouth VA. I then found his 2nd wife Rosa Bell Floyd Foye's obit, which was much more exstensive. Her obit mentions a Stepson, William H Foye Jr. I have found Rosa Bell's NC Birth record and family census listings in Fairmont Robeson NC, her first husband Elbert McNair, their children and her SSDI record. I even "cold called" the phone numbers with no hits. What's ironic is If this is my William H Foye, I grew up across the Elizabeth river from him in Norfolk VA and my father, at 82, does not recognized his name.
Even with all this documented info I have acquired, I can't actually conclude this is my William H Foye. If anyone is familiar with William H Foye or his family let me know.
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