Martin Luther RANDALL Robert Pinkney RANDALL Oscar Adris DOVER Mattie D DOVER Felix Luther DOVER Robert Elmer DOVER Henry Clay DOVER Frances Victoria RANDALL Nancy E WHISONANT Mini tree diagram
Eliza Avalona RANDALL

Eliza Avalona RANDALL4,5,1,2,6,7,3

3rd Sep 18711,2 - 20th Sep 19481,2,3

Life History

3rd Sep 1871

Born in Cherokee County, South Carolina.1,2

about 1895

Married Oscar Adris DOVER in South Carolina.3

about 1896

Birth of daughter Mattie D DOVER in South Carolina.3,8

23rd Jan 1898

Birth of son Felix Luther DOVER in Cherokee County, South Carolina.3,1

21st May 1899

Birth of son Robert Elmer DOVER in Cherokee County, South Carolina.3,1

2nd Dec 1901

Birth of son Henry Clay DOVER in South Carolina.3,9

7th Oct 1947

Death of Oscar Adris DOVER in Gastonia, Gaston, North Carolina.1

20th Sep 1948

Died in Gastonia, Gaston, North Carolina.1,2,3

Pulmonary Edema for 3 days, Congestive Heart Failure for unknown period of time

23rd Sep 1948

Buried in Hollywood Cemetery, Gastonia, Gaston County, North Carolina.1,2

Notes

  • A descendant of Elilza spells her middle name Avolona, but in citydirectories and on her death certificate and grave the name is spelledAvalona.

    "Frances Victoria Randall McSwain is my g g aunt.  Her sister ElizaAvolona Randall married my g grandfather Oscar Adris Dover.  Hisfather Felix Hill Dover was in the Civil War, same unit 17 Infantry CoF SC, with Martin Luther Randall, both my gg grandfathers."
    --  Robert Adris Dover, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 3 August 2016

    1880 Federal Census, York County, South Carolina, 15 June, CherokeeTownship, District 167, page 25 (scan 484), Hse/Fam #243
    Randall, Martin L  W M 49  Farmer NC NC NC
    Randall, Nancy E  W F 42 Wife Keeping House SC SC SC
    Randall, Robert P  W M 20 Son Works on Farm SC NC SC
    Randall, Augustus L  W M 15 Son Works on Farm SC NC SC
    Randall, Martha C  W F  12 Dau Domestic Work SC NC SC
    Randall, Rufus H  W M 10 Son Works on Farm SC NC SC
    Randall, Eliza A  W F  8 Dau SC NC SC
    Randall, Frances V  W F  4 Dau SC NC SC

    In 1910, Avalona has been married to Oscar A Dover for 15 years,marrying about 1895.  They have 4 children, the youngest being Clayage 8.

    1910 Federal Census, Cherokee County, South Carolina, 28 April,Cherokee Township, District 3, page 9B,  Hse #148, Fam #149
    Dover, Oscar A Head  M W  33  Married 15 years  SC NC NC Farmer Owns
    Dover, Avalonia Wife F W 25 Married 15 yrs  4 children/4 living NC NCSC
    Dover, Mattie D Dau F W 14 SC SC SC Farm Laborer
    Dover, Felix L Son M W 12  SC SC SC Farm Laborer
    Dover, Robert E Son M W 10  SC SC SC Farm Laborer
    Dover, Clay Son M W 8  SC SC SC Farm Laborer
    Whisnant, Butler Cousin M W 21  SC SC SC Farm Laborer

    In the 1942 Gastonia City Directory, she was listed under her firstname as Eliza Dover.  But in 1947, she is Avalona Dover.  This seemsto be the name she continued to be known by.  It appears on her grave.

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    Gastonia, North Carolina, City Directory, 1942, p 114
    Oscar A Dover (Eliza) h 805 E Airline Ave

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    Gastonia, North Carolina, City Directory, 1947, p 181
    Oscar A Dover (Avalona) r 104 S Church

    North Carolina Death Certificate
    Avalona Randall Dover
    Birth 3 September 1871 Cherokee County, South Carolina
    Age 77 years, 17 days
    Residence 212 N Morris St, Gastonia, Gaston, North Carolina for 32years
    Spouse O A Dover, Deceased
    Father Luther Randell, born North Carolina
    Mother Nancy Whisnant, born York County, South Carolina
    Informant H C Dover, 212 N Morris St, Gastonia
    Death at home 20 September 1948 Gastonia, Gaston County, NorthCarolina
    Cause of Death Pulmonary Edema for 3 days, Congestive Heart Failurefor unknown period of time
    Burial 23 September 1948 Hollywood Cemetery, Gastonia, Gaston County,North Carolina
    Certificate #19787 filed 23 September 1948, filed State 6 October 1948

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    Avalona Randall Dover
    Birth Sep 3, 1871 Cherokee County, South Carolina, USA
    Death Sep 20, 1948 Gastonia, Gaston County, North Carolina, USA

    Eliza Avalona Randall Dover

    Age 77
    Spouse's Name O A Dover
    Father's Name Luther Randell
    Mother's name Nancy Whisnant
    Residence Gastonia, Gaston, North Carolina

    Spouse Oscar Adris Dover (1871 - 1947)
    Children:
    Felix Luther Dover (1898 - 1969)
    Robert Elmer Dover (1899 - 1978)

    Burial Hollywood Cemetery, Gastonia, Gaston County, North Carolina

    Created by MJ Sep 14, 2012
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #97088112,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=97088112
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