Name: William Blain (Blaine) "Will"  STIDHAM
Given Name: William Blain (Blaine) "Will" 
Birth: 29 Aug 1884 in ,Wise Co.,Virginia
Death: 9 Dec 1944 in Etna Green,Kosciusko Co., Indiana
Reference Number: 1803
CENSUS: 1900 Breathitt Co., Kentucky--enumerated with father, Preston Stidham
Change Date: 2 Jan 2013 at 21:54:39
CENSUS: 1920 Breathitt Co., Kentucky census
CENSUS: 1930 Breathitt Co., Kentucky census (Elliotsville)
SOURCE: Hazel Bach Craft of Caney, Kentucky, letter to OEJS, c1977, with attached pedigree chart for Hazel Bach Craft; descendant list for Preston L. Stidham; and descendant list for Henry Back.
SOURCE: Marlane Stidham of Lafayette, IN; Linda Carmichael; Clay Watkins of Elizabethtown, KY;
SOURCE: Bill Stidham of Loveland, Colorado.
SOURCE: Roy Stidham of Las Vegas, Nevada, 1993 data from correspondence.
BIRTHDATE: Ancestry.com. U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 [database online]. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2006. Original data: United States, Selective Service System. Selective Service Registration Cards, World War II: Fourth Registration. National Archives and Records Administration Regional Branches, various locations.
OCCUPATION: mail carrier by wagon or on horseback; worked in Ohio steel mills; horse trader; farmer. As a mail carrier, he wore a pistol on his side. He rode a horse and led another with the mail bags, and sometimes used a wagon.
MILITARY: [Note: He served during occupation period following the Philippines America War period; however, there is no record he served in the Philippines.]
US Army, Private, 6th Artillery Regiment, 116th Company; enlisted 2 Aug 1904, Jackson, Kentucky; discharged 1 Aug 1907, Fort Williams, Virginia.; excellent character. Blue eyes, dark brown hair, ruddy complexion, 5 ft. 9 in. tall. Occupation at time of enlistment: farmer. - ref. U.S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914 (Ancestry.com)
RES: later in life in Warsaw, Indiana.
PHOTOGRAPH of William Blain  and Isabelle Stidham (Courtesy of Anna Stanton)
Father: Thomas Preston L.  STIDHAM b: 15 Sep 1847 in ,,North Carolina
Mother: Virginia MILLS b: May 1850 in ,Wise Co.,Virginia
Isabelle LOVELY b: 22 Apr 1891 in ,Breathitt Co.,Kentucky
in ,Breathitt Co.,Kentucky
- Lawrence Preston "L. P."  STIDHAM b: 2 Jan 1910 in ,Breathitt Co.,Kentucky
- Luther Eperson  STIDHAM b: Sep 1911 in ,Breathitt Co.,Kentucky
- Earl "Dugan"  STIDHAM b: 6 Jun 1913 in Bays,Breathitt Co.,Kentucky
- Opal Lee  STIDHAM b: 9 Dec 1915 in Bays,Breathitt Co.,Kentucky
- Mabel "Kay"  STIDHAM b: 22 Mar 1917 in ,Breathitt Co.,Kentucky
- Madalyn "Mattie"  STIDHAM b: 26 Nov 1919 in ,Breathitt Co.,Kentucky
- Hattie Marie "Pat"  STIDHAM b: 29 Apr 1922 in Jackson,Breathitt Co.,Kentucky
- John McKinley  STIDHAM b: 14 Sep 1924 in Jackson,Breathitt Co.,Kentucky
- Paul Brian "Pete"  STIDHAM b: 28 Oct 1926 in ,Breathitt Co.,Kentucky
- Grayce Lovely  STIDHAM b: 3 Apr 1929 in ,Breathitt Co.,Kentucky
- Living STIDHAM
- Living STIDHAM