Comer Family Album

"A Family Tradition"

Charles Guy Comer

       
  CHARLIE COMER   MARY EMMA (Blevins) COMER   Granma (Did) - great- grandchildren
 
 
   
CHARLES GUY COMER, the oldest of 14 from (JOSEPH FLEMUEL, JOHN, JONATHAN, RICHARD, JOHN, ROBERT-1710) was born September 9, 1893 in Troutdale, Grayson Co., Virginia (Source: Maryland Death Certificate.), and died August 28, 1960 in Bel Air,Harford Co., Maryland (Source: (1) Maryland Death Certificate, Reg. No. 09165, MSA No. S1268. Certificate signed by Dr. Willard P. Hudson., (2) "Obituary; The Aegis, Bel Air, MD," Thurs., Sept. 1, 1960.).
    CHARLES GUY COMER married MARY EMMA BLEVINS January 22, 1913 in Grayson County, Virginia (Source: Grayson County (VA) Marriage Records, Book 3.), daughter of DAVID BLEVINS and RHODA MCGRADY. She was born October 10, 1892 in Grayson County, Virginia (Source: Social Security Death Index.), and died September 6, 1969 in Churchville, Harford Co., Maryland (Source: (1) Maryland Death Certificate, Reg. No. 12913, MSA No. S1268. Certificate signed by Dr. Willard P. Hudson., (2) "Obituary; The Aegis, Bel Air, MD," Thurs., Sept. 11, 1969., (3) SocialSecurity Death Index.).

     Charlie & Did -                                                                            Mary Emma Blevins Comer    
Pic submitted by Linda Kreiss Gent                                                              Pic submitted by Rose Huskin

Charlie and three sons                                Charlie with sons Cleve & Harry---  (Pic from Linda Kreiss Gent)

    Notes for CHARLES GUY COMER:
Charlie resided at R.D. 1, Bel Air. He enjoyed chewing tobacco and whittling. He died at home after a lingering illness. Dr. Willard P. Hudson certified his death.
    A retired farmer, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Blevins Comer; seven children, Messrs. Harry, Joseph, Garl, and Cleve Comer, all of Bel Air and Mrs. Robert Waltermyer of Stewartstown, Pa., Mrs. Carron Brackins of Joppa and Mrs. Wave Kreiss of Havre de Grace. Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters; Messrs. Frank, of Baltimore, George, of White Hall, Oscar, of North East, Marion, of Delta, and James Comer of Dublin; Mrs. Vina Heaton of Stewartstown, Mrs. Lottie Richardson of Rocks, and Mrs. Ella Strawbridge of Street.
Funeral services were held at the Friendship Baptist Church, Hickory, with the Rev. Dewey G. Rhodes, Rev. Willard Dixon, and Rev. Buford Hash officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Messrs. Neil Phipps, Samuel Fielder, Lyda Rhodes, Walter Caudill, Angus Hankins, and Robert Stamper.
Funeral arrangements were made by H. S. Bailey Funeral Home, Darlington, MD.
NOTE: Charlie's death certificate shows 11 Sep 1893 as his date of birth.
 
    More About CHARLES GUY COMER:
Cause of Death: Cerebral thrombosis.
Fact 1: June 4, 1900, Living with parents in Troutdale, Grayson Co., VA.
Fact 2: May 7, 1910, Living with parents in Troutdale, Grayson Co., VA.
Fact 3: May 7, 1910, Working as a farm laborer.
Fact 4: February 3, 1920, Living with family on Troutdale Road in Grayson Co.
Fact 5: April 25, 1930, Living with family at Carea, Harford Co., Maryland.
Married by: A. S. Murray.
Medical Information: Contributing to death were cerebral arteriosclerosis and diabetes mellitus which Charlie had
for approximately 15 years.
Nickname: "Charlie".
Occupation: Farmer.
Where Buried: August 31, 1960, Bel Air Memorial Gardens, Bel Air, MD.
   
     MARY EMMA BLEVINS




 
  








       
 

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          According to the 1900 Federal Census of the Wilson Creek District of Grayson County, Grandmom was ten years old and living with her parents, David and Rhody Blevins. Knowing that information is only as good as the giver and the receiver, there may be discrepancies with this data. David and Rhody's children are listed as:
a. Marion, 16, born June, 1883.
b. Thomas, 14, born March, 1886.
c. Caldonia (Aunt Doan), 11, born March, 1889.
d. Mary, 10, born March, 1890.
e. Jane, 6, born June, 1893.
f. Wiley, 4, born June, 1895.
    Caldonia was Lee Comer's wife. Her first name was Lura and she was born March 1, 1888, according to my records. Grandmom was the next oldest daughter and her birthday was Oct. 10, 1892, according to the Social Security file and her death certificate. I was never aware of any children named Jane or Wiley. ~~~~~ Mary E. Comer, wife of the late Charles G. Comer, died on Saturday, Sept. 6, 1969, at 5 a.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William C. Brackins of Churchville, after a lingering illness. Dr. Willard P. Hudson was the attending physician. A son, Joe, served as the informant for the death certificate.
Also known to many as "Aunt Did" or "Did", Grandmom was a homemaker. She had long black hair that she usually wore in a braid on top of her head. She had Cherokee blood in her which was reflected in her hair, high cheekbones, and sharp facial features. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church, Hickory, Md. She is survived by four sons, William Harry Comer, Sr., of Havre de Grace, Joseph D. Comer of Churchville, Wiley Cleve Comer and Marion G. (Jack) Comer of Bel Air; three daughters, Clara W. Kreiss and Ruby Waltermyer, both of Stewartstown, Pa., and Ruth Brackins of Churchville; twenty-one grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; and one brother, Marion Blevins, Marion, Va.
Funeral services were held on Sept 9th from the Foster Funeral Home, Bel Air, with Rev. Dewey G. Rhodes and Rev. Buford Hash officiating. The pallbearers were six grandsons; Walter Wiley Comer, Charles Glen Comer, John Douglas Waltermyer, Robert Brackins, Richard and Edward Kreiss.
Foster Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
    More About MARY EMMA BLEVINS:
Date born : October 10, 1892, Grayson Co., VA. Died : September 6, 1969, Churchville, Harford Co., MD.
Cause of Death: Cerebral thrombosis.
Fact 1: June 27, 1900, Living with parents in Wilson Creek Dist., Grayson Co., VA.
Medical Information: Diagnosed with chronic arteriosclerotic cardio-vascular disease.
Nickname: "Did".
Occupation: Housekeeper.
Where Buried: September 9, 1969, Bel Air Memorial Gardens, Bel Air, MD.


1931 - Joe Comer - Cleve Comer - Wave Comer -Odis Comer - Jean Comer

   

    Children of CHARLES COMER and MARY BLEVINS are:

    WILLIAM HARRY COMER b. October 8, 1913, Troutdale, Grayson Co., Virginia; d. December1,1990, Havre de Grace, Harford Co., Maryland. MARRIED -(1) MARGARET VIRGINIA NEAL - Two children - WILLIAM HARRY, WALTER WILEY, MARRIED (2) INEZ WALBECK - One child - BRENDA K.
    
William Harry Comer                        Harry  Comer
     (about 3 yrs old)
                           
 Wm. Harry (Bill) Comer Jr            Brenda K. Comer  

Wm Harry (Bill) Comer Jr &                                                                  *William Harry Sr. & Margaret Virginia
Shirley (Andrews) Comer Family                                                              Baptist View Cemetery - Forest Hill, Md.

  1957 - Shirley Andrews                                  Shirley & Bill's grandchildren


        Walt's kids                                                                                   ......and grandchildren



Rochelle Co
mer family
Bill's great g-daughter - a Mckensie Chanel Bodkin.



 
      JOSEPH DAVID COMER, b. January 26, 1916, Troutdale, Grayson Co., Virginia; d. February 5, 1984, Rossville, Baltimore Co., Maryland.
 ARMY VETERAN - WWII  MARRIED - DARTHEY MAE RHODES -died April 22, 2013 - One child - CHARLES GLEN -died Feb. 2012.
 
JOSEPH DAVID COMER -                Joe, Peggy, Darthey and Granma Did                  BelAir Mem. Gardens
     (about 2 years old)                                                                                                              
Bel Air, Md.

                                       Joe Comer                                                                                                 Joe & Faye Lytle


     WILEY CLEVELAND COMER, b. May 21, 1918, Troutdale, Grayson Co., Virginia; d. July 14, 1997, Fallston, Harford Co., Maryland.WW 2 - ARMY VETERAN
MARRIED - SARA REBECCA HEATON - (Sara died Oct. 27, 2013)
One child - EDWARD LEE. *(Note from Kelly Heaton: Cleve & Sara also raised Cleves' niece Patty after VIRGINIAs death in 1948 - pic of Patty & Sandra Thomas below)
 
     CLEVE COMER                           Cleve at family gathering              Sara (Heaton) Comer and Wave Kreiss
       
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             Sara Heaton Comer                                                                  Sara and Cleve
Pics contributed by Ed Heaton 


Cleve -Sara   ............... with son Edward Lee


Cleve - Sara with Bobby Heaton -------- Sara
passed away Oct. 27, 2013 

                                                                          Cleve & Sara's son Ed with his family                                                                                      

    
WILEY CLEVELAND & SARA REBECCA

Union Chapel Cemetery - Delta, Pa


      CLARA WAVE COMER, b. May 29, 1920, Troutdale, Grayson Co., Virginia; DIED.- October 23, 1975, Stewartstown, York Co., Pennsylvania. - MARRIED - ARTHUR JOHN KREISS (Died June 19, 2003) - Five children - VIRGINIA FAYE (died Jan 7, 2013), EDWARD EUGENE - US NAVY VETERAN,  RICHARD ANDREW - ARMY VETERAN - VIETNAM, LINDA SUSAN, MARY KATHERINE.
   
Wave - about 20 yrs old                                        Ruth, Ruby & Wave Comer                             Wave, Ruby, Ruth

 
1950's -Ginny                   Wave                          Ed                              Rich                     Linda  

 
 CLARA WAVE (Comer) KREISS                    ARTHUR JOHN KREISS                                  Wave & Art
(Pics contributed by                                           ARMY VETERAN - WWII
 
Linda (Kreiss) Gent)                                                   (P.O.W. - JAPAN)

                  Virginia (Ginny Kreiss) Ferguson
               Ginny's daughters - Brenda & Sheila

                 
       
Grandchildren - Nachelle & Nicole                                          Wave and Ginny - looking studious
         
      ED, FRAN, WAVE & GRANMA DID                                      Johnny Waltemyer, Wave, Ed
 
        Doug, Kathy, Wave and Fran                                              Polly and Rich (VietNam Vet)

Rich's daughter Kelly with Ava                                       Rich & Polly's G-daughter Ava Grace


         Kelly with her daughter Ava Grace  - (The G-parents are so proud!)


        Linda- 6 yrs                                      Linda and Bill Gent                                 Linda at Christmas time!

 
Linda Gent with Senator Scott Wagner (Looks like Linda and daughter Shari rec'd reward for their support)

 

       Wave died 1975 -  Art died 2003
   Bel Air Memorial Gardens - Bel Air, Md.


    HULBERT CARL COMER, b. August 13, 1922, Troutdale, Grayson Co., Virginia (Source: Virginia Birth Records, Vol. 1222, No. 38402.); d. October 31, 1926, Norrisville, Harford Co., Maryland
(Source: (1) Maryland Death Certificate, Reg. No. 12214, MSA No. S1179. Certificate signed by Dr. W. H. Smithson., (2) Minutes of the 62nd Annual Session ot the Mountain Union Baptist Association, 1928.).
    Notes for HULBERT CARL COMER:
Carl died at 9 a.m. at home near Norrisville, Md. The attending physician was Dr. W. H. Smithson of New Park, Penna. He was 4 years, 2 months, and 19 days old at the time of his death. He was buried on November 2, 1926 behind the Norrisville M. P. Church in an unmarked grave. W. Howard Webb directed the funeral.
The following information was taken from the Minutes of the Sixty-second Annual Session of the Mountain Union Baptist Association held at Beech Creek Church, Watauga County, NC, on 31 August and 1 September 1928:
"Huburt Carl, a son of Chas. and Mary Comer, was born August 13, 1922. Deceased October 31, 1926. His body was laid to rest in the cemetery at Fawn Grove, Pa., there to await the Resurrection Morn. He leaves a father and mother, four brothers and two sisters, and many relatives and friends. Carl was a bright little boy and told his parents just before he died that he would go on and they could come.
    " Little Carl, Oh! how we miss you since from us you have gone. But some day we'll meet you in heaven. There to be with Jesus, never more to roam." ------- By Mrs. Ella Blevins
    More About HULBERT CARL COMER:
Cause of Death: Acute diffused nephritis and general dropsy.
Medical Information: Death attributed to eating a large quantity of new walnuts.
Where Buried: Norrisville M. P. Church, Norrisville, MD.
   
   
VIRGINIA MAE COMER, b. March 20, 1925, Troutdale, Grayson Co., Virginia; d. July 8, 1948, Rossville, Baltimore Co., Maryland. MARRIED - EUGENE WILFORD THOMAS - Two children - PATRICIA ANN, SANDRA JEAN.

This pic of Pat Thomas Cimarelli in 1947 with her parents VIRGINIA & GENE THOMAS,
was found recently by Pat.

                                               Wave - ---- Margie Heaton  ---- Virginia

Virginia and Darthey                                                    Darrel (George's family)  -- Virginia
     
  Patty Thomas - 1st grade                  Patty Ann Thomas-
Highland Elem. Street, Md.               
Sandra Jean Thomas


     GEORGE WASHINGTON COMER, b. March 20, 1925, Troutdale, Grayson Co., Virginia (Source: "Family History by Shirley Andrews Comer."); d. March 20, 1925, Troutdale, Grayson Co., Virginia (Source: (1) "Family History by Shirley Andrews Comer.", (2) Minutes of the 62nd Annual Session ot the Mountain Union Baptist Association, 1928.).
    Notes for GEORGE WASHINGTON COMER:
The following information was taken from the Minutes of the Sixty-second Annual Session of the Mountain Union Baptist Association held at the Beech Creek Church, Watauga County, NC, on 31 August and 1 September 1928:
"Little George Washington, a son of Chas. and Mary Comer, was born March 20, 1925, and lived 12 hours and God called him home. The golden gates were open, and a gentle voice said "Come". In farewell remembrance---little George entered home." ----By Mrs. Ella Blevins
More About GEORGE WASHINGTON COMER:
Where Buried: Comer Cemetery, Fox Creek, VA.
  
     MARION GARLAND COMER, b. June 22, 1927, Fawn Grove, York Co., Pennsylvania; d. April 1, 1994, Bel Air, Harford Co., Maryland.
ARMY VETERAN - KOREA
MARRIED - MATTIE LOU CAUDILL - Two children - JANET GAIL.,(Lived 1 day), DAVID ALAN
   
MARION GARLAND (Jack) COMER                     MATTIE   Son DAVID      GARL

JANET GAIL died April 29, 1957
  
 
      CECIL RALPH COMER
, b. January 19, 1930, Carea, Harford Co., Maryland (Source: Maryland Death Certificate.); d. May 21, 1930, Carea, Harford Co., Maryland (Source: Maryland Death Certificate, Reg. No. 05629, MSA No. S1179. Certificate signed by Dr. Vallie Hawkins.).
    Notes for CECIL RALPH COMER:
Ralph died at home near Norrisville, Md., at 5:30 a.m. and was attended by Dr. Vallie Hawkins, Fawn Grove, Pa. He was 4 months and 2 days old at the time of his death. He was buried on 23 May 1930 in an unmarked grave behind the Norrisville M. P. Church. W. Howard Webb directed the funeral.
    More About CECIL RALPH COMER:
Cause of Death: Acute indigestion.
Fact 1: April 25, 1930, Living with parents at Carea, Harford Co., Maryland.
Medical Information: Filled bowels and stomach with gas.
Where Buried: Norrisville M. P. Church, Norrisville, MD.
   
     RUBY LEONA COMER, b. January 19, 1930, Norrisville, Harford Co., Maryland. - MARRIED - ROBERT WALTEMYER - 2 children
Robert Michael  and John Douglas (Pastor)
               
  Ruby Leona (Comer) Waltemyer                                    Bob & Ruby                 Ruby with Betty Strawbridge  -                      
   
      Ruby and Wave                                                             Ruby and Rochelle              Jim Sturgis & John Waltemyer

  
JOHN ROBERT WALTEMYER -died 1997


           Ruby & Ruth Comer -10 yrs                  Ruby & son John at Comer reunion at Butch's -June 21, 2014
(website host- "I received this photo Feb 2014
from Vickey Duncan, grand daughter of Lee Ander Comer
(John Isom Comer family- Flem's brother)

25th Wedding Anniversary ---------- Robert & Ruby (Comer) Waltermyer -
  

     CHARLOTTE RUTH COMER, b. January 19, 1930, Carea, Harford Co., Maryland; d. June 21, 1997, MARRIED - WILLIAM C. BRACKINS - 6 children - Debra Lorraine, William jr., Sherry Diane, Robert Paul, Dorothy Mae, Bruce Arthur. Creston, Ashe Co., North Carolina.
 
              Ruth in 20's                                                                                Ruth - about 35                                                      
          
Charlotte Ruth (Comer) Brackins                                 From L to R - Ruth's husband CARRON, JACK,
                                                                                                    
DID, SHEILA, JOE, BOB, ART

John Waltermyer            Ruby                 Carron Brackins

 


  RALPH, RUBY,RUTH
were triplets.............
    (Ralph died at birth)                                   

                                                                                                                Info submitted by Rich Kreiss (Grandson)
Pics submitted by Linda (Kreiss) Gent