Rufus Isaac Deem

b. 16 May 1898, d. 1 March 1982

Father*Cyrus Morey Deem b. 18 Mar 1853, d. 29 Dec 1936
Mother*Mary Eltha Page b. 8 Apr 1867, d. 23 Jun 1946
Rufus Isaac Deem|b. 16 May 1898\nd. 1 Mar 1982|p2648.htm|Cyrus Morey Deem|b. 18 Mar 1853\nd. 29 Dec 1936|p1341.htm|Mary Eltha Page|b. 8 Apr 1867\nd. 23 Jun 1946|p2638.htm|William P. Deem|b. 6 Sep 1822\nd. 4 Jun 1905|p432.htm|Canzada Barnes|b. 6 Sep 1830\nd. 10 Mar 1913|p1292.htm|Charles Page|b. unknown\nd. unknown|p2639.htm|Laura Lee|b. unknown\nd. unknown|p2640.htm|

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Birth*Rufus Isaac Deem was born on 16 May 1898 at Chesterville, Wood County, WV.1
Marriage*He married Mildred Henrietta Whetstone on 28 June 1926. 
Marriage*Rufus Isaac Deem married Letha Wilson, daughter of A. B Wilson and Anna Snider, before 1949. 
Occupation*Rufus Isaac Deem occupation between 1949 and 1970 at Wirt County, WV, owned and operated the Blue Goose Grocery Store.2 
Residence*He lived on 1 March 1982 at 116 39th Street, Vienna, Wood County, WV.2 
Death*He died on 1 March 1982 at St. Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg, Wood County, WV, at age 83.2 
Obituary*His obituary published on 2 March 1982 at Parkersburg News, Parkersburg, Wood County, WV; Rufus I Deem. 83, of 116-39th Street, Vienna, died Sunday morning at the St. Joseph's Hospital in Parkersburg. He was born in Wood County, a son of the late Cyrus R. and Eltha Page Deem. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Deland, Fla. He was a 52 year member of the Woodman of the World Camp No. 1 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Early in his life, he was a machinist and tool maker. From 1949 until 1970, he and his wife, Letha Wilson Deem, owned and operated the Blue Goose Grocery Store in Wirt County. In 1970 they moved to Florida where they have resided for the past 10 years. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Lois Campbell, of Parkersburg, two sisters, Mrs. Louise Connor, of Deland, Fla, and Mrs. Mary Province of Kent, Ohio; six grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and several great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred Deem, one son, W. E. Gene Deem, five brothers and three sisters. Services will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Leavitt Funeral Home in Parkersburg with the Rev. Alvin L. Guyon officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Zion Cemetery on Route #14. Friends may call at the funeral Home after 7 p.m. today.2 
Burial*He was buried on 4 March 1982 at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Chesterville, Wood County, WV.2 

Family 1

Mildred Henrietta Whetstone b. 1901, d. unknown

Family 2

Letha Wilson b. 1920, d. 9 April 2000

Last Edited16 Nov 2010


  1. [S52] Wood County WV Birth Record.
  2. [S7] Obituary.