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Query by joeli2

My mother is a Mize. Her name was Olive Vea Mize. She had a brother, Carroll and a sister Verna. They were all born in Arkansas. Vea in 1913, Carroll in approx. 1905 and Verna in approx. 1909. Their father, William Mize, was a successful farmer in Arkansas before he died in approx. 1921 when my mom was 8 years old.

My mother's first child from a different father than mine was Kern Wayne Dunagan. He received the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions in 1969 Viet Nam. He died in 1991 at the age of 57 years of age. If you want to see a picture of him, simply Google; Kern Wayne Dunagan and you should have a few pics to choose from.

Kern's children understand that the "Mize" genetic link is, no doubt, the place where Kern found his courage, as our Momma Mize would have beat up an entire regiment of enemy soldiers if they got in her or her family and country's way.

I am attempting to connect some dots for Kern's children and grandchildren. I saw that another Mize also received the Medal of Honor for his actions in Korea, Ola Lee Mize, is his name. They both retired as Colonels in the U.S. Army. Ola sort of looks like my 1/2 brother Kern, as well as, myself to a lesser degree.

Woudn't that be a HOOT if these two brave soldiers were somehow related through the Mize-connection! And if that turns out to be true, then what better honor than to have Kern's and Ola's family relations have this on their genetic tree!

*Just to add another sizzling detail, my cousins Jimmy and W.C. Mize, once told us, before they passed on, that we were all related to Larry Mize, the PGA Golfer. But, then again, which Mize clan 'doesn't' wish and claim to hang this little golfball ornament on their family tree?

I have to check before I discount anything...

Thanks for any HELP! Bill Marvin Hudson (Mize on my mother's side)

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on 2008-11-13 16:39:28

joeli2 , from Sacramento, Ca., has been a Family Tree Circles member since Nov 2008. is researching the following names: MIZE.

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by momisamize on 2008-12-15 16:45:19

My Mother was also a Mize from Arkansas. My Grandfather George Hurbert (G.H.) was one of the brothers of William Kinsey (W.C.) I was lucky enough to meet Carroll and Athea in the early 70's and continue to visit with them for a few years when they lived in Yarnell, AZ. I do have a double cousin named Larry Mize but I don't think that he even plays golf so I don't know about that one. I have a little information about some of the family mostly from my Grandfather on down but if I can help you I'd be glad to. Azalee Miller ( Mize on my mother's side)

by rsm2913 on 2009-11-15 02:11:19

My Great Grandfather was Anderson Mize. He and his brothers(3or4)unsure came to the U.S. and landed in Mobile,Al. ONe bother remained in Wetumpka. Al. Two brothers came up to Caavesprings and Coosa,Ga. Any information relating to these Mize's would be greatly Appreciated

by shocker69 on 2010-02-20 19:59:47

My grandfather was a W.C.(William Clifton) Mize also. We are from northeast Mississippi.

by pegjohnson on 2010-07-31 15:42:52

My grandfather was George Herbert Mize from Saffell, Arkansas. He was a brother to William Kinsey Mize who was the son of Singleton and Henrietta Mize. William Kinsey was the name that was entered in the family Bible, but he was called W.C.. Why he was called W.C ., I don't know. At that time most people could not read nor write and I don't know if they were mistaken about the spelling. I do not think that Ola Lee Mize, the receipent of the Congressional Medal of Honor, was related to our family, maybe distantly. I also have quite a bit of information on the Mize family, if you would like to see it. Peggy(Mize on my mother's side.)

by dunagan on 2011-01-15 22:37:41

Hi! I am shawna my dad is Kern Dunagan jr. I would love to know more about the famliy.

by joeli2 on 2011-01-16 00:07:18

I'm real busy right now Shawna, but I promise to get back to you ASAP! I love all of Kern's family but have not been real close (many various reasons). Just seeing one another at Kern's funeral at the Presido in 1991 in San Francisco was the last time we all got together.

Should I stumble in getting back to you, please remind me that you're waiting! No offense will be taken. Love; Uncle Bill

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