Mary "Polly" Davis1,2

F, b. October 5, 1774, d. April 19, 1858
FatherThomas Davis1,2
MotherIsabel Unknown
     Mary "Polly" Davis was buried at Cemetery at Yates Tavern, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia. She was born on October 5, 1774 at Pittsylvania Co., Virginia. She married Samuel Yates, son of Stephen Yates Sr. and Lydia Parsons, on March 17, 1795 at Pittsylvania Co., Virginia.1 As of March 17, 1795,her married name was Yates. Mary "Polly" Davis died on April 19, 1858 at Pittsylvania Co., Virginia, at age 83.1,2

Census Records

1840Regiment 107, Pittsylvania Co., VirginiaThe enumeration reads 1 male 20-30 and 1 female 50-603
1850Dwelling 538, Northern District, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia4

Family

Samuel Yates b. January 22, 1776, d. May 22, 1836
Marriage*Mary "Polly" Davis married Samuel Yates, son of Stephen Yates Sr. and Lydia Parsons, on March 17, 1795 at Pittsylvania Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  2. [S1528] VA Pittsylvania Co., Pittsylvania Co. Death Register.
  3. [S414] National Archives and Records Administration, 1840 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S1527] Kathleen Booth Williams, Marriages of Pittsylvania Co., VA 1806-1830.
  6. [S1514] Beverly Yeager, "Lipford Family in America."
  7. [S601] Gayle Austin < and e-mail address>, Pittsylvania County, VA - 1854 Death Register.
  8. [S2414] Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1917, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708697
  9. [S6327] Yates Cemetery, Gretna, Pittsylvania Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com/
  10. [S1515] Mike K. Williams, Marriages of Pittsylvania County VA 1831-1861.

Harriet Edwards Sowder1,2,3

F, b. June 17, 1902, d. November 11, 1989
FatherValentine Marion Sowder4,1,2,3 b. November 5, 1866, d. August 18, 1956
MotherSusan Adelaide "Sue" Edwards4,1,2,3 b. December 5, 1875, d. August 25, 1944
     Her Social Security Number was 200-36-3181.5 Harriet Edwards Sowder was born on June 17, 1902 at Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.5,3 As of July 16, 1928,her married name was Sandorff.6 She married Alfred Jacob Sandorff on July 16, 1928 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.7,6 Harriet Edwards Sowder died on November 11, 1989 at Pennsylvania at age 87.5

Census Records

1910Dwelling 40, District 45, Court House District, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1920Dwelling 290, District 115, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia2
1930Dwelling 121, District 1224, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania8
1940Dwelling 123, District 32-115, Niagara Falls, Niagara Co., New York9

Family

Alfred Jacob Sandorff b. June 13, 1903, d. November, 1970
Marriage*Harriet Edwards Sowder married Alfred Jacob Sandorff on July 16, 1928 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.7,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  4. [S850] Jennifer Sowder, "Sowder/Thrash Line," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Jan 21, 2002.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  6. [S3157] Philadelphia County Pennsylvania Clerk of the Orphans' Court., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Marriage Index, 1885-1951.
  7. [S3196] Radford News Journal, From the Mary T. Sowder obituary in the Aug 9, 1965 edition.
  8. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  11. [S6507] Goldfinch Funeral Home, online http://www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com/, From the Susan Sandorff Bayan obituary.

Mary Thrash Sowder1,2,3,4,5

F, b. June 8, 1904, d. August 5, 1965
FatherValentine Marion Sowder1,2,6,7,8,4,5 b. November 5, 1866, d. August 18, 1956
MotherSusan Adelaide "Sue" Edwards1,2,6,7,8,4,5 b. December 5, 1875, d. August 25, 1944
     Mary Thrash Sowder was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2,3,5 She was born on June 8, 1904 at Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia; Her death certificate has a birth date of Jun 9, 1904.4,5 She died on August 5, 1965 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 61.3,5 She Funeral services were held yesterday for Miss Mary T. Sowder of Christiansburg. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. A. J. Sandorff, Wayne, Pa; two brothers, Valentine A. and Allen Sowder, Christiansburg. Burial was in Sunset Cemetery. on August 9, 1965.3

Census Records

1910Dwelling 40, District 45, Court House District, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1920Dwelling 290, District 115, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia7
1930Dwelling 55, District 11, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia7
1940Dwelling 240, District 61-15, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia8

Occupation

1930Office stenographer7
1940Stenographer8

Citations

  1. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  2. [S850] Jennifer Sowder, "Sowder/Thrash Line," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Jan 21, 2002.
  3. [S3196] Radford News Journal, From the Mary T. Sowder obituary in the Aug 9, 1965 edition.
  4. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Allen Edwards Sowder1,2

M, b. October 18, 1909, d. August 20, 1976
FatherValentine Marion Sowder3,4,5,6 b. November 5, 1866, d. August 18, 1956
MotherSusan Adelaide "Sue" Edwards3,4,5,6 b. December 5, 1875, d. August 25, 1944
     His Social Security Number was 229-50-8263.7 Allen Edwards Sowder was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.7 He was born on October 18, 1909 at Floyd Co., Virginia.7,1 He married Blanche Ethel Radford, daughter of Floyd Radford and Nettie C. Woolwine, on August 23, 1941 at Washington, D.C..1,2 Allen Edwards Sowder died on August 20, 1976 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 66.

Census Records

1910Dwelling 40, District 45, Court House District, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1920Dwelling 290, District 115, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia5
1930Dwelling 55, District 11, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia5
1940Dwelling 240, District 61-15, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia6

Occupation

1940Private home servant6

Family

Blanche Ethel Radford b. May 16, 1913, d. June 9, 1973
Marriage*Allen Edwards Sowder married Blanche Ethel Radford, daughter of Floyd Radford and Nettie C. Woolwine, on August 23, 1941 at Washington, D.C..1,2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S848] Jennifer Sowder (granddaughter), "Blanche Ethel Radford," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Apr 22, 2002.
  2. [S1035] Radford/Hale, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2738134&id=I594148179
  3. [S850] Jennifer Sowder, "Sowder/Thrash Line," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Jan 21, 2002.
  4. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Valentine Ashby Sowder1,2,3,4

M, b. September 26, 1905, d. February 9, 1978
FatherValentine Marion Sowder2,5,6,3 b. November 5, 1866, d. August 18, 1956
MotherSusan Adelaide "Sue" Edwards2,5,6,3 b. December 5, 1875, d. August 25, 1944
     His Social Security Number was 227-07-6811.7 Valentine Ashby Sowder was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia; His tombstone reads "SKD 2 US Navy WWII."1,4 He married Osie Zimmerman.8,2 Valentine Ashby Sowder was born on September 26, 1905 at Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.7,3,4 He died on February 9, 1978 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 72.7,4

Census Records

1910Dwelling 40, District 45, Court House District, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1920Dwelling 290, District 115, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia6
1930Dwelling 55, District 11, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia6
1940Dwelling 23, District 61-18, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia9

Occupation

1930Lumber company bookkeeper6
1940Bookkeeper9

Family

Osie Zimmerman b. March 9, 1911, d. September 17, 2003
Marriage*Valentine Ashby Sowder married Osie Zimmerman.8,2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  2. [S850] Jennifer Sowder, "Sowder/Thrash Line," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Jan 21, 2002.
  3. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Osie Zimmerman Sowder obituary in the Sep 18, 2003 edition.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Osie Zimmerman1,2,3

F, b. March 9, 1911, d. September 17, 2003
     Osie Zimmerman married Valentine Ashby Sowder, son of Valentine Marion Sowder and Susan Adelaide "Sue" Edwards.2,1 Osie Zimmerman was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.2 Her Social Security Number was 231-24-7613.4 Her married name was Sowder. She was born on March 9, 1911 at Virginia.4 She died on September 17, 2003 at Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 92.2,4,3 She SOWDER, OSIE ZIMMERMAN 92, of Christiansburg, passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2003. She was preceded in death by her husband, Valentine Sowder. She worked for many years on the Montgomery County Library Bookmobile. She was a member of the Christiansburg Presbyterian Church since she moved to Christiansburg in the early 30's after her marriage. She had a great love for the church family and the church. She will be remembered and missed by her Bridge partners and those who shared some of the many thousand cheese straws and cookies she made over the years. Survivors include her sister, Beth Chrisman of Christiansburg; brother, George Zimmerman of Salem; nieces and nephews, Judy Job of Christiansburg, Susan Bayan of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Mike Smeltzer of Roanoke, Steve Smeltzer of Salem, Robin Smeltzer of Abingdon, George Smeltzer of Atlanta, Ga., Linda Francisco of Salem, Randy Zimmerman of Salem, John Zimmerman of Salem. Many great-nieces and nephews also survive her. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, September 19, at the Christiansburg Presbyterian Church with Dr. Donald Makin officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Christiansburg Presbyterian Church, 107 West Main Street, Christiansburg, Va. 24073. The Sowder family is being served by Horne Funeral & Cremation Service, Christiansburg. (382-2612) on September 18, 2003.2

Census Records

1940Dwelling 23, District 61-18, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia5

Family

Valentine Ashby Sowder b. September 26, 1905, d. February 9, 1978
Marriage*Osie Zimmerman married Valentine Ashby Sowder, son of Valentine Marion Sowder and Susan Adelaide "Sue" Edwards.2,1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S850] Jennifer Sowder, "Sowder/Thrash Line," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Jan 21, 2002.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Osie Zimmerman Sowder obituary in the Sep 18, 2003 edition.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.

Blanche Ethel Radford1,2

F, b. May 16, 1913, d. June 9, 1973
FatherFloyd Radford1,2 b. April 16, 1881
MotherNettie C. Woolwine1,2 b. March 28, 1888, d. November 30, 1964
     Blanche Ethel Radford was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.3 She was born on May 16, 1913 at Virginia.1 She married Allen Edwards Sowder, son of Valentine Marion Sowder and Susan Adelaide "Sue" Edwards, on August 23, 1941 at Washington, D.C..1,2 As of August 23, 1941,her married name was Sowder. Blanche Ethel Radford died on June 9, 1973 at age 60.1

Family

Allen Edwards Sowder b. October 18, 1909, d. August 20, 1976
Marriage*She married Allen Edwards Sowder, son of Valentine Marion Sowder and Susan Adelaide "Sue" Edwards, on August 23, 1941 at Washington, D.C..1,2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S848] Jennifer Sowder (granddaughter), "Blanche Ethel Radford," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Apr 22, 2002.
  2. [S1035] Radford/Hale, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2738134&id=I594148179
  3. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  4. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Allen Edwards "Ned" Sowder Jr.1,2,3

M, b. September 30, 1948, d. May 13, 1997
FatherAllen Edwards Sowder2,3 b. October 18, 1909, d. August 20, 1976
MotherBlanche Ethel Radford2,3 b. May 16, 1913, d. June 9, 1973
     Allen Edwards "Ned" Sowder Jr. was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.4,1,2 His Social Security Number was 229-64-6358.5 He was born on September 30, 1948 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.4,1,5 He married Mary Kathleen Adams on November 18, 1967 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.3 Allen Edwards "Ned" Sowder Jr. died on May 13, 1997 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 48.4,1,5,2 He SOWDER, Allen Edwards, ("Ned''), 48, of Christiansburg, died suddenly Tuesday, May 13, 1997, at his home. He was born in Christiansburg September 30, 1948. He attended public schools in Christiansburg, the Greenbriar Military School, and was a 1971 graduate of Va. Tech with a major in English. He was a member of the Christiansburg Presbyterian Church and taught for many years in the Virginia public school system, teaching English, history and drama. Ned enjoyed playing and coaching tennis. He worked several years at General Electric and was a proud member of IUE. Most recently, he was a reference librarian with the City of Roanoke. Active in local politics and the Democratic Party, he enjoyed debate in politics and civil liberties and was always the consummate diplomate. Ned never met a stranger and was always willing to help anyone in need. His friends will remember his talent for bolstering sagging spirits. He delighted in the simplest pleasures like smelling the air after a rain, listening to Rock & Roll, or walking his cat. He was a talented story teller, making the simplest event turn into an adventure. He loved his cats and Albert and Kismet. Truly, Ned made the world a better place. Surviving are his loving companion, Pamela Gibson; a daughter, Mary Jennifer Sowder, New York; an aunt, Osie Sowder, Christiansburg; cousins, Susan Bayan of South Carolina and Emily Dangler, Unionville. The funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Friday from the Christiansburg Presbyterian Church, conducted by Dr. Donald Makin with burial in Sunset Cemetery. The family requests flowers be omitted and memorials made to the American Heart Association, 200 Evans St., Christiansburg, Va. 24073, or the Humane Society of Montgomery County, Box 2 87, Blacksburg, Va. 24060. The family received friends Thursday evening at the Richardson-Horne Funeral Home. on May 16, 1997.1

Family

Mary Kathleen Adams
Marriage*He married Mary Kathleen Adams on November 18, 1967 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.3 
Child
  • Mary Jennifer "Jen" Sowder1,2

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Allen Edwards Sowder obituary in the May 16, 1997 edition.
  2. [S848] Jennifer Sowder (granddaughter), "Blanche Ethel Radford," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Apr 22, 2002.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Ollie Lewis Conner1,2,3

F, b. August 19, 1901, d. September 17, 1949
FatherValentine Thrash Conner1,4,2,3 b. May 22, 1853, d. October 11, 1925
MotherKate Elma "Hatta" Tice1,4,2,3 b. September 22, 1872, d. July 20, 1954
     Ollie Lewis Conner was buried at Bridgeport Cemetery, Bridgeport, Harrison Co., West Virginia.2 She married Dr. Bernard Waldo Wilkinson.2,5 Her married name was Wilkinson. Ollie Lewis Conner was born on August 19, 1901 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3 She died on September 17, 1949 at Clarksburg, Harrison Co., West Virginia, at age 48.2

Census Records

1910Dwelling 61, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1920Dwelling 314, District 127, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia4
1940Dwelling 180, District 17-6, Clarksburg, Harrison Co., West Virginia6

Family

Dr. Bernard Waldo Wilkinson b. August 31, 1902, d. April, 1974
Marriage*Ollie Lewis Conner married Dr. Bernard Waldo Wilkinson.2,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Ollie L. Wilkinson death certificate.
  3. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  4. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the infant Wilkinson death record.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.

Marshall Everette Nichols1,2,3,4,5

M, b. January 14, 1932, d. December 5, 2001
FatherRichard Ira "Rich" Nichols6,1,2,4,7,5,8,9 b. February 3, 1908, d. February 21, 1976
MotherOllie Mae Wimmer10,6,1,2,7,8,9 b. March 1, 1912, d. June 29, 2005
     His Social Security Number was 227-36-3608.11 Marshall Everette Nichols was buried at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery, 8838 Floyd Hwy N. US Hwy 221, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He married Becky Brown.1 Marshall Everette Nichols married Millie Noisy.1 Marshall Everette Nichols was born on January 14, 1932 at Virginia.11 He married Betty Lee Conner, daughter of Walter Lee Conner and Hattie Leah Shilling, circa 1964.1,3 Marshall Everette Nichols died on December 5, 2001 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 69.11 He ROANOKE - Marshall Everette Nichols passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2001, at the VA Medical Center in Salem. Marshall was preceded in death by his father, Richard Nichols, his brothers, Tommy and Carl E. Nichols, and his first wife, Becky Brown Nichols. Marshall is survived by his mother, Ollie Mae Nichols, a son, Thomas E. Nichols, Bishopville, Maryland; two daughters, Wendy Hartung, Huntsville, Maryland and Penny Lynn Nichols, Edgewater, Maryland; their mother, Millie Noisy and their grandmother, Mil Fleming, Edgewater, Maryland; two daughters, Michelle and Candy Lee Nichols, Floyd; their mother, Betty L. Conner, Marshall's best friend for 37 years; his brothers, Wesley Nichols, Maryland, Fred Nichols, Troutville, John N. Nichols and Raymond Nichols, both of Hardy; his sister, Ina Morgan, Lena Hoback, P. Ann Sowers, and Betty Jane Martin, all of Roanoke, Lillian Sue Smith, Check; sister-in-law, Jane M. Nichols; several grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends. Marshall was originally from Copper Hill. He served in the United States Army from 1952 to 1954, during the Korean War. He was a long distance tractor trailer driver for 43 years with Lawrence Transportation of Troutville. Funeral service was conducted at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, December 9, 2001 at Oakey's South Chapel with the Reverend Will Roberts officiating. Burial followed in Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery with military honors by V.F.W. Post #1264. on December 7, 2001.1

Census Records

1940Dwelling 113, District 32-13, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8

Family 1

Millie Noisy
Marriage*Marshall Everette Nichols married Millie Noisy.1 
Children
  • Wendy Nichols1
  • Penny Lynn Nichols1

Family 2

Becky Brown
Marriage*Marshall Everette Nichols married Becky Brown.1 
Child
  • Thomas E. Nichols1

Family 3

Betty Lee Conner b. November 26, 1944, d. July 20, 2017
Marriage*Marshall Everette Nichols married Betty Lee Conner, daughter of Walter Lee Conner and Hattie Leah Shilling, circa 1964.1,3 
Children
  • Crystal Michelle Nichols1,3,12,13
  • Candy Lee Nichols1,3,13

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Marshall Everette Nichols obituary in the Dec 8, 2001 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ollie Mae Wimmer obituary in the Jul 1, 2005 edition.
  3. [S581] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Jacob Shilling, Jr. Family of Franklin Co., VA.
  4. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From an unidentified funeral home pamphlet for Richard Ira Nichols.
  5. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Richard Ira Nichols obituary in the Feb 26, 1976 edition.
  6. [S854] Patricia Harrington, "Wimmer Family Tree," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Jan 22 and Feb 10, 2002.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the John Nelson Nichols obituary in the Nov 20, 2007 edition.
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Pearlie Sowers obituary in Aug 31, 2014 edition.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Carl Edward Nichols obituary in the Aug 12, 1992 edition.
  11. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  12. [S36] Clerk of Courts, Computerized Marriage Records of Floyd Co., Virginia, Ref # 03-70.
  13. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Betty Lee Conner obituary in the Jul 22, 2017 edition.

Nantell "Nannie" Frebush1,2,3,4

F, b. April 16, 1871, d. February 9, 1961
FatherPhilip Friebusch/Frebush5,4 b. 1832, d. 1878
MotherRegina "Rachel" Strauss5,4 b. 1833, d. June 14, 1927
     Nantell "Nannie" Frebush was buried at Spring Hill Cemetery (Bnai Israel Cemetery Section), Charleston, Kanawha Co., West Virginia.6,4 She was born on April 16, 1871 at Frederick, Frederick Co., Maryland.6,4 She married Leo Schaffer, son of Wilhelm "William" Schaeffer and Therese Popper, on April 19, 1891 at Baltimore, Maryland.1,2,6,4 As of April 19, 1891,her married name was Schaffer. Nantell "Nannie" Frebush died on February 9, 1961 at Arlington, Virginia, at age 89.6,7,4 She Mrs. Nannie F. Schaffer, 89, of Alexandria, Va., formerly of Charleston, died Thursday in Alexandria after a short illness. She formerly was a member of Temple Israel in Charleston. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Wolfe of Chicago, Ill., and Mrs. Severna Rothchild of Alexandria; and a son, Dr. Phillip Schaffer, address unknown. Services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home by Rabbi Samuel Volkman. Burial will be in B'nai Israel Cemetery. The body will arrive at the funeral home at 10 a.m. today. on February 11, 1961.7

Census Records

1880Dwelling 174, District 68, Frederick, Frederick Co., Maryland5
1900Dwelling 467, District 13, Fayetteville, Fayette Co., West Virginia8
1910Dwelling 136, District 75, Ward 9, Charleston, Kanawha Co., West Virginia9
1920Dwelling 63, District 110, Ward 13, Charleston, Kanawha Co., West Virginia10
1930Dwelling 185, District 48, Charleston, Kanawha Co., West Virginia11
1940Dwelling 1528, District 20-70, Charleston, Kanawha Co., West VirginiaEnumerated in the household were Arthur and Gertrude Huppert Glesinger. She was a niece of Nannie's late husband Leo Schaffer. They gained entry into the United States to escape Hitlers' persecution of the Jews in Austria. They were sponsored by my grandfather Philip Schaffer, Leo and Nannie's son.12

Family

Leo Schaffer b. June 12, 1860, d. February 16, 1934
Marriage*Nantell "Nannie" Frebush married Leo Schaffer, son of Wilhelm "William" Schaeffer and Therese Popper, on April 19, 1891 at Baltimore, Maryland.1,2,6,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Leo Schaffer death certificate.
  2. [S993] Charleston Daily Mail, From the Leo Schaffer obituary on the front page of the Feb 16, 1934 edition.
  3. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the William Schaffer birth record.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S1089] Dr. Philip Schaffer, "Personal Papers of Dr. Philip Schaffer."
  7. [S993] Charleston Daily Mail, From Nannie F. Schaffer obituary in the Feb 11, 1961 edition.
  8. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Theresa Schaffer birth record.
  14. [S1710] Baltimore Sun, From the Ray Schaffer obituary in the Aug 18, 1894 edition.
  15. [S2044] Evening Independent, From Wilhelm Schaffer obituary in the Feb 5, 1957 edition.
  16. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  17. [S3545] Unknown compiler, Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974.
  18. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Ethel Schaffer birth record.
  19. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Severna Schaffer birth record.

Abraham Spangler1,2,3

M, b. December 19, 1849, d. October 3, 1923
FatherWilliam H. Spangler4 b. July 11, 1824, d. September 10, 1857
MotherHannah J. Sowers4,2 b. June 11, 1828, d. November 3, 1910
     Abraham Spangler was buried at Red Oak Grove Cemetery, Rt. 221 east from Floyd, left on Bethlehem Church Road NE, left at next fork (Red Oak Grove Road north), on a hill across from Red Oak Grove Church of the Brethren, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 He was born on December 19, 1849 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,1 He married Sarah Amanda Bowman on October 27, 1886 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,1 Abraham Spangler Mr. Abraham Spangler, a prominent citizen of the Poff neighborhood, died Oct. 3, 1923, in the Jefferson Hospital, at Roanoke, where he had gone for treatment two weeks before. It was thought that an operation might relieve him but it was found that his case had gone too far and that an operation would do no good. Mr. Spangler was nearly 74 years of age, having been born in Dec., 1849. He was a member of the Brethren church at Red Oak Grove, and a Christian gentleman. His souls desire seemed to be doing something for his maker and his fellowman. He was a great Sunday School worker and was always present unless providentially hindered. He was absent from Sunday School only two Sundays just before his death and those two were spent in the hospital. He was a great Bible student and took delight in imparting the scriptures and its meaning to those about him. The Sunday School has lost one of its best members, his class a devout and faithful teacher, his church a modern example and his community a noble leader and high toned citizen. His funeral was preached at Red Oak Grove on Friday by Elds. P.R. Vest and C.E. Williams in the presence of a large and sympathetic crowd, who had met to pay a last tribute of respect to one they loved and esteemed The pall bearers were his Sunday School class and the flower girls were members of his Sunday School. After the funeral his body was laid to rest in the cemetery nearby to await the resurrection. He is survived by his wife, five children--two sons and three daughters--Herman and Harman, Mrs. B.H. Yopp, Misses Mollie and Loula May, one brother, Eld. S.G. Spangler and one sister, Mrs. Dillard Sowers, and besides these he leaves a host of other relatives. We extend deepest sympathy to the bereaved family.
in October, 1923.3 He died on October 3, 1923 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 73.4,3

Census Records

1890Jacksonville, Floyd Co., Virginia6

Family

Sarah Amanda Bowman b. April 22, 1866, d. July 2, 1935
Marriage*Abraham Spangler married Sarah Amanda Bowman on October 27, 1886 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S221] Barb Reininger, Red Oak Grove Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  2. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Hannah Spangler obituary in the Nov 10, 1910 edition.
  3. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Abraham Spangler obituary in an Oct 1923 edition.
  4. [S181] Spangler Genealogy, online http://www.spanglers.info/span.html
  5. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  6. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  8. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  9. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.

Ina Marie Nichols1,2,3,4,5,6

F, b. June 3, 1933, d. December 13, 2016
FatherRichard Ira "Rich" Nichols7,1,8,9,2,10,11,3,12,4,13 b. February 3, 1908, d. February 21, 1976
MotherOllie Mae Wimmer1,7,8,9,2,3,12,4,13 b. March 1, 1912, d. June 29, 2005
     Ina Marie Nichols was buried at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery, 8838 Floyd Hwy N. US Hwy 221, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.13 She was born on June 3, 1933 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4,5 She married James Marlin Guilliams, son of Alvin Robert "Alvie" Guilliams and Ora Ellen Nichols, on June 23, 1951 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 As of June 23, 1951,her married name was Guilliams. Ina Marie Nichols and James Marlin Guilliams were divorced on January 27, 1971 at Roanoke, Virginia.5 As of September 6, 1980,her married name was Morgan.4 Ina Marie Nichols married Wilburn Harris "Will" Morgan, son of Robert James "Bob" Morgan Sr. and Iva Lillian Conner, on September 6, 1980 at Roanoke, Virginia.14,4 Ina Marie Nichols and Wilburn Harris "Will" Morgan were divorced on December 10, 1998 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.5 Ina Marie Nichols died on December 13, 2016 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 83.13 She Ina Nichols Morgan, 83, of Roanoke died Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at her home. Ina was retired from Fred Whitaker and was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Ollie Mae Wimmer Nichols. She is survived by her children, David Guilliams of Roanoke, Charity (Van) Wilson of Vinton, Cindy (Juan) Barcenas of Roanoke, Linda (Paul, Jr.) Thompson of Roanoke and Joy (Philip) Nunley; 7 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren; her siblings, Wesley (Marian) Nichols of Maryland, Lena (Buck) Hoback and Betty Martin both of Roanoke, Fred (Pat) Nichols of Troutville, Raymond (Carolyn) Nichols of Smith Mountain Lake and Sue (Barry) Smith of Check; also numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like express their “Thanks” to Amedisys Hospice and caregivers Terri, Jewell and Brittney for all their dedicated care and love for Ina during her illness. A funeral service will be held at Oakey’s South Chapel, Saturday, 2:00 P.M. December 17, 2016 with Pastor Rick Brown officiating. Interment will be in Copper Hill Cemetery, Floyd County. on December 15, 2016.13

Census Records

1940Dwelling 113, District 32-13, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3

Family 1

James Marlin Guilliams b. December 12, 1930, d. February 25, 2008
Marriage*Ina Marie Nichols married James Marlin Guilliams, son of Alvin Robert "Alvie" Guilliams and Ora Ellen Nichols, on June 23, 1951 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 
Divorce* Ina Marie Nichols and James Marlin Guilliams were divorced on January 27, 1971 at Roanoke, Virginia.5 
Children
  • David McCoy Guilliams Sr.4,13
  • Charity Marie Guilliams4,13
  • Cynthia Joy Guilliams4,13
  • Linda Sue Guilliams4,13

Family 2

Wilburn Harris "Will" Morgan
Marriage*Ina Marie Nichols married Wilburn Harris "Will" Morgan, son of Robert James "Bob" Morgan Sr. and Iva Lillian Conner, on September 6, 1980 at Roanoke, Virginia.14,4 
Divorce* Ina Marie Nichols and Wilburn Harris "Will" Morgan were divorced on December 10, 1998 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.5 

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S44] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, The Christopher and Nancy Moore Richards Family of Franklin Co., VA.
  3. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  5. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.
  6. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  7. [S854] Patricia Harrington, "Wimmer Family Tree," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Jan 22 and Feb 10, 2002.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Marshall Everette Nichols obituary in the Dec 8, 2001 edition.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ollie Mae Wimmer obituary in the Jul 1, 2005 edition.
  10. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From an unidentified funeral home pamphlet for Richard Ira Nichols.
  11. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Richard Ira Nichols obituary in the Feb 26, 1976 edition.
  12. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Pearlie Sowers obituary in Aug 31, 2014 edition.
  13. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ina Nichols Morgan obituary in the Dec 15, 2016 edition.
  14. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.

Dr. Bernard Waldo Wilkinson1,2,3

M, b. August 31, 1902, d. April, 1974
     Dr. Bernard Waldo Wilkinson married Ollie Lewis Conner, daughter of Valentine Thrash Conner and Kate Elma "Hatta" Tice.1,4 His Social Security Number was 234-09-6033.5 Dr. Bernard Waldo Wilkinson was born on August 31, 1902 at Cottageville, Jackson Co., West Virginia.5,4,2 He died in April, 1974 at West Virginia at age 71.5

Census Records

1940Dwelling 180, District 17-6, Clarksburg, Harrison Co., West Virginia6

Occupation

1940Coal company physician6

Family

Ollie Lewis Conner b. August 19, 1901, d. September 17, 1949
Marriage*Dr. Bernard Waldo Wilkinson married Ollie Lewis Conner, daughter of Valentine Thrash Conner and Kate Elma "Hatta" Tice.1,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Ollie L. Wilkinson death certificate.
  2. [S3706] 1926–1975, RG 147. The National Archives at Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia Records of the Selective Service System, U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the infant Wilkinson death record.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.

James Thomas "Tommy" Nichols1,2,3,4,5

M, b. May 21, 1946, d. October 26, 1946
FatherRichard Ira "Rich" Nichols1,4,5,6,7 b. February 3, 1908, d. February 21, 1976
MotherOllie Mae Wimmer1,4,5,6,7 b. March 1, 1912, d. June 29, 2005
     James Thomas "Tommy" Nichols was buried at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery, 8838 Floyd Hwy N. US Hwy 221, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,5 He was born on May 21, 1946.1,5 He died on October 26, 1946.1,5

Citations

  1. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Marshall Everette Nichols obituary in the Dec 8, 2001 edition.
  3. [S854] Patricia Harrington, "Wimmer Family Tree," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Jan 22 and Feb 10, 2002.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ollie Mae Wimmer obituary in the Jul 1, 2005 edition.
  5. [S44] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, The Christopher and Nancy Moore Richards Family of Franklin Co., VA.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the John Nelson Nichols obituary in the Nov 20, 2007 edition.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Pearlie Sowers obituary in Aug 31, 2014 edition.

Margaret Unknown1

F, b. circa 1820
     Her married name was Chatham. Margaret Unknown was born circa 1820 at Pennsylvania.1 She married David Jefferson "Jeff" Chatham, son of James Chatham and Hannah Black, before 1860.2,1

Census Records

1860Dwelling 1621, Allison Township, Clinton Co., Pennsylvania1
1870Dwelling 110, Ward 5, Lock Haven, Clinton Co., Pennsylvania3

Family

David Jefferson "Jeff" Chatham b. March 9, 1808
Marriage*Margaret Unknown married David Jefferson "Jeff" Chatham, son of James Chatham and Hannah Black, before 1860.2,1 

Citations

  1. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1059] Lycoming County PA & Related Families, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=lycofam&id=I94045
  3. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.

Francis S. "Frank" Chatham1,2,3,4,5

M, b. October 28, 1847, d. September 22, 1897
FatherWilliam C. Chatham1,6,7 b. May 12, 1819, d. November 7, 1855
MotherMary Ann Gast1,6,7 b. December 19, 1820, d. August 16, 1851
     Francis S. "Frank" Chatham was buried at Ganoe Cemetery, Rt. 18048, West Keating Township, Clinton Co., Pennsylvania.8,6,3 He married Mary Alice Myers.8,6,5,9 Francis S. "Frank" Chatham was born on October 28, 1847 at Flemington, Clinton Co., Pennsylvania.1 He died on September 22, 1897 at Pottersdale, Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania, at age 49.3,4 He Mr. Frank Chatham died at Pottersdale on Wednesday and his funeral occurred yesterday at that place. Deceased is survived by his wife and four children. He was aged about 47 years and was a veteran of the late war, having been a member of the First Pa. cavalry. He formerly resided in this city and has relatives here and at Flemington. (Served in Military Co. D, 1st Regiment, Pa. Volunteers, Calvary) on September 29, 1897.6,4

Census Records

1850Dwelling 21, Allison Township, Clinton Co., Pennsylvania7
1860Dwelling 1623, Allison Township, Clinton Co., PennsylvaniaEnumerated in the household of his uncle Hugh Devling2
1880Dwelling 6, District 239, West Keating Township, Clinton Co., Pennsylvania10

Family

Mary Alice Myers b. June 29, 1844, d. July 26, 1907
Marriage*Francis S. "Frank" Chatham married Mary Alice Myers.8,6,5,9 
Children

Citations

  1. [S746] Chatham Family Bible.
  2. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S2174] Bureau of Archives and History Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-1999.
  4. [S2928] Evening Express, From the Frank Chatham obituary in the Sep 29, 1897 edition.
  5. [S4652] Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1964, From the William Allison Chatham death certificate.
  6. [S1059] Lycoming County PA & Related Families, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=lycofam&id=I94045
  7. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S747] Lynn Mycek Rzepecki, "Chatham Family in Pennsylvania," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Aug, 2002.
  9. [S4652] Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1964, From the Sadie Ellen Cole death certificate.
  10. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S4652] Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1964, From the Dessie Cole death certificate.
  13. [S4656] Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950, online https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1589502

William Gast1

M, b. circa 1831
FatherJohn Adam Gast b. 1791, d. June 12, 1881
MotherCatherine Wolf2 b. 1800, d. September 12, 1854
     William Gast married Sarah Unknown.1 William Gast was born circa 1831 at Pennsylvania.1

Census Records

1850Dwelling 21, Allison Township, Clinton Co., PennsylvaniaWilliam and his wife were enumerated in the household of his brother-in-law William Chatham1

Occupation

1850Clerk1

Family

Sarah Unknown b. circa 1829
Marriage*William Gast married Sarah Unknown.1 

Citations

  1. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S3142] Presbyterian Cemetery (Defunct), Clinton Co., PA, online http://www.findagrave.com