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Virginia Ann Bleau
Born - 1856
Died - 5/24/1896
First Wife of Joseph Bleau.
Daughter of William Gwinn (1812) & Polly Mary Richmond Gwinn

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Home place of Joseph G. Bleau.  He came to the United States from Montreal, Canada.  He was the father of Joseph William Bleau, Sr. The home sat below the C&O Railroad tracks near the mouth of Meadow Creek.  The smaller room on the left in the picture, stills stands today. Joseph G. Bleau was married to Virginian Ann Gwinn Bleau.  After the death of Virginia, he married Annie Beasley. He died in Ohio.  I was told that the man sitting in the rocking chair is Joseph G. Bleau

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Ernest Bleau - Notice the Meadow Creek ball uniform he is wearing

Below is the obituary's for Ernest Bleau and his wife Mamie Bleau.  I wanted to include them her for anyone who does geneology.  They are buried at Clintonville, WV in the End of the Trail cemetery. This is right off of I-64 near Sam Black Church in Greenbrier county.
 
Hinton Daily News Front Page dated April 15, 1952
 

Ernest V. Bleau, 67, Dies Monday At 6 P.M.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at the Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in East Rainelle for Ernest V. Bleau, 67, widely known resident of Meadow Creek, who died at his home there Monday evening at 6 o’clock. Burial will follow at the End of the Trail Cemetery on Route 60. The body will remain at the funeral home until time for the service. Mr. Bleau had been in ill health for about two years and death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage. He was a retired telegraph operator, and was employed by the C&O Railway Company for 43 years. He was born and reared at Meadow Creek and was a son of the late Joe and Virginia Bleau. He was a member of the Meadow Creek Baptist Church. Besides his wife, Mamie, two sisters, Mrs. Daisy Hughes, of Eddystone, Pa., and Mrs. A. A. Addleman, of Huntington, survive as does one brother, J. W. Bleau, of Meadow Creek.

Hinton Daily News - Front page dated May 25, 1956

Mrs. Mamie Bleau, 64 Dies Here Thursday

Funeral arrangements are incomplete for Mrs. Mamie Bleau, 64, of Meadow Creek who died at 10:10 Thursday night in the Hinton Hospital after a three year illness. Death was due to high blood pressure and various other complications. She had been a patient at the hospital for the last six weeks, however her condition had been considered serious for the last year. Mrs. Bleau was the widow of the late Ernest V. Bleau and before her marriage was Mamie Fox of Green Sulphur where she was born and reared. Her only survior is a sister, Mrs. Ada Dunbar of Beckley. Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home of East Rainelle will have charge of funeral arrangements. Mrs. Bleau had resided at Meadow Creek for the last 30 years.