Carl Alvin "William" Collins Sr.1,2,3

M, b. January 3, 1882, d. July 22, 1918
     Carl Alvin "William" Collins Sr. was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 He was born on January 3, 1882 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 He married Callie Lawrence on April 14, 1905 at Roanoke, Virginia.3 Carl Alvin "William" Collins Sr. died on July 22, 1918 at age 36.1

Family

Callie Lawrence b. April 14, 1886, d. November 12, 1970
Marriage*He married Callie Lawrence on April 14, 1905 at Roanoke, Virginia.3 
Child

Citations

  1. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  2. [S557] VA Montgomery Co., Register 3, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Carl A. Collins, Jr. obituary in the Jan 18, 2011 edition.

Callie Lawrence1,2

F, b. April 14, 1886, d. November 12, 1970
     Callie Lawrence was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.3 She was born on April 14, 1886 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.3 She married Carl Alvin "William" Collins Sr. on April 14, 1905 at Roanoke, Virginia.2 As of April 14, 1905,her married name was Collins. Callie Lawrence died on November 12, 1970 at age 84.3

Family

Carl Alvin "William" Collins Sr. b. January 3, 1882, d. July 22, 1918
Marriage*She married Carl Alvin "William" Collins Sr. on April 14, 1905 at Roanoke, Virginia.2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S557] VA Montgomery Co., Register 3, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  3. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.

Ilean Simmons Conner

F, b. September 1, 1919, d. January 30, 1945
FatherOmar Eldridge "Homer" Conner1,2,3,4,5,6 b. April 22, 1880, d. February 15, 1961
MotherEttie Gay Conner1,2,3,4,5,6 b. December 18, 1881, d. April 7, 1950
     Ilean Simmons Conner was buried at Piedmont Cemetery, Rt. 11 to Shawsville, turn at nursing home, Rt. 637, about 8 miles on the left, Montgomery Co., Virginia.7,4 She was born on September 1, 1919 at Alleghany Springs, Montgomery Co., Virginia; Probably born in 1919 because she was enumerated in the Jan 1920 Census. Her death certificate has a birtnh year on 1920.3,4,6 She married Russell Charles Perdue, son of Joseph Fletcher Perdue and Maggie E. Showalter, on June 28, 1940 at Shawsville, Montgomery Co., Virginia.7,3,4,6 As of June 28, 1940,her married name was Perdue. Ilean Simmons Conner died on January 30, 1945 at Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 25.4,6

Census Records

1920Dwelling 70, District 105, Alleghany Springs, Montgomery Co., Virginia1
1930Dwelling 29, District 2, Alleghany Springs, Montgomery Co., Virginia2
1940Dwelling 132, District 61-3, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia5

Family

Russell Charles Perdue b. 1910, d. July 23, 1941
Marriage*Ilean Simmons Conner married Russell Charles Perdue, son of Joseph Fletcher Perdue and Maggie E. Showalter, on June 28, 1940 at Shawsville, Montgomery Co., Virginia.7,3,4,6 

Citations

  1. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S557] VA Montgomery Co., Register 3, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S1700] W. W. Likens, Records of Death - Book 21, Grant Bryant Funeral Home Records Nov 17, 1944 - Oct 2, 1948.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  7. [S240] Ruth G. Hale & Glenna G. Garner, Piedmont Cemetery, Montgomery Co., VA.

Russell Charles Perdue1

M, b. 1910, d. July 23, 1941
FatherJoseph Fletcher Perdue1 b. January 14, 1878, d. February 25, 1941
MotherMaggie E. Showalter1 b. May 17, 1885, d. April 14, 1970
     Russell Charles Perdue was buried at Piedmont Cemetery, Rt. 11 to Shawsville, turn at nursing home, Rt. 637, about 8 miles on the left, Montgomery Co., Virginia.2 He was born in 1910 at Alleghany Springs, Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,1 He married Ilean Simmons Conner, daughter of Omar Eldridge "Homer" Conner and Ettie Gay Conner, on June 28, 1940 at Shawsville, Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,1,3,4 Russell Charles Perdue died on July 23, 1941 at Pulaski Co., Virginia; Killed by lightning under a steel form while working at the New River Ordinance Works near Dublin, Virginia.2

Family

Ilean Simmons Conner b. September 1, 1919, d. January 30, 1945
Marriage*He married Ilean Simmons Conner, daughter of Omar Eldridge "Homer" Conner and Ettie Gay Conner, on June 28, 1940 at Shawsville, Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,1,3,4 

Citations

  1. [S557] VA Montgomery Co., Register 3, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S240] Ruth G. Hale & Glenna G. Garner, Piedmont Cemetery, Montgomery Co., VA.
  3. [S1700] W. W. Likens, Records of Death - Book 21, Grant Bryant Funeral Home Records Nov 17, 1944 - Oct 2, 1948.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Joseph Fletcher Perdue1,2,3

M, b. January 14, 1878, d. February 25, 1941
     Joseph Fletcher Perdue was buried at Piedmont Cemetery, Rt. 11 to Shawsville, turn at nursing home, Rt. 637, about 8 miles on the left, Montgomery Co., Virginia.3 He married Maggie E. Showalter. Joseph Fletcher Perdue was born on January 14, 1878 at Floyd Co., Virginia; His WWI Draft Registration card has a birth date of Jan 14, 1879.2,3 He died on February 25, 1941 at Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 63.3

Family

Maggie E. Showalter b. May 17, 1885, d. April 14, 1970
Marriage*He married Maggie E. Showalter
Child

Citations

  1. [S557] VA Montgomery Co., Register 3, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  3. [S1698] Unknown compiler, Records of Death - Book 19, Grant Bryant Funeral Home Records Dec 5, 1936 - Oct 21, 1944.

Maggie E. Showalter

F, b. May 17, 1885, d. April 14, 1970
     Maggie E. Showalter married Joseph Fletcher Perdue. Maggie E. Showalter was buried at Siner Cemetery, off Rt. 645, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 Her married name was Perdue. She was born on May 17, 1885 at Virginia.1 She died on April 14, 1970 at age 84.1

Family

Joseph Fletcher Perdue b. January 14, 1878, d. February 25, 1941
Marriage*She married Joseph Fletcher Perdue
Child

Citations

  1. [S222] Glenna G. Conner, Siner Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  2. [S557] VA Montgomery Co., Register 3, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

William David LaPrad1

M, b. circa 1860
FatherJ. Calvin LaPrad2 b. circa 1832
MotherSallie A. Unknown2 b. circa 1827
     William David LaPrad was born circa 1860 at Virginia.2 He married Nancy Jane "Nannie" Hunt on December 16, 1878 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.

Family

Nancy Jane "Nannie" Hunt
Marriage*William David LaPrad married Nancy Jane "Nannie" Hunt on December 16, 1878 at Roanoke Co., Virginia. 
Child

Citations

  1. [S687] Amy Denise Conner Hughes Campbell, "Family Tree Update (Amy Denise Conner Hughes Campbell)," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Mar 18, 2002, May 30, 2002, Jan 26, 2005, and Dec 22, 2015.
  2. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Harmon Emzel "Emzy" Poff1,2,3

M, b. May 5, 1899, d. June 5, 1972
FatherJames Andrew "Jim" Poff4,5,6,2,3 b. November 8, 1866, d. December 9, 1939
MotherLyrena Ann "Laura" Walton4,5,2,3 b. May 7, 1866, d. April 28, 1904
     His Social Security Number was 228-48-9692.7 Harmon Emzel "Emzy" Poff was buried at Willis Churches Cemetery (also known as Keith Cemetery), Rt. 221 at Rt. 764, Willis, Floyd Co., Virginia.8,2 He was born on May 5, 1899 at Floyd Co., Virginia.8,7,9,2,3 He married Elva Tennessee "Tennie" Vaughn on November 28, 1936 at Roanoke, Virginia.8,10,2,11 Harmon Emzel "Emzy" Poff and Elva Tennessee "Tennie" Vaughn were divorced before March 22, 1941.12 Harmon Emzel "Emzy" Poff married Nettie Wingfield on March 22, 1941 at Hinton, Summers Co., West Virginia; Harmon was listed as divorced on the marriage license.12 Harmon Emzel "Emzy" Poff married Mildred Sayre on October 8, 1969 at Wythe Co., Virginia.2,3 Harmon Emzel "Emzy" Poff died on June 5, 1972 at Blacksburg, Virginia, at age 73.8,2

Census Records

1900Dwelling 78, District 11, Burks Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1910Dwelling 18, District 44, Burks Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1920Dwelling 213, District 90, Burks Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1940Dwelling 8, District 81-21, Riverhead, Augusta Co., Virginia13

Occupation

1940Minister13

Family 1

Elva Tennessee "Tennie" Vaughn b. May 1, 1900, d. December 1, 1968
Marriage*Harmon Emzel "Emzy" Poff married Elva Tennessee "Tennie" Vaughn on November 28, 1936 at Roanoke, Virginia.8,10,2,11 
Divorce* Harmon Emzel "Emzy" Poff and Elva Tennessee "Tennie" Vaughn were divorced before March 22, 1941.12 
Children

Family 2

Nettie Wingfield b. circa 1898
Marriage*Harmon Emzel "Emzy" Poff married Nettie Wingfield on March 22, 1941 at Hinton, Summers Co., West Virginia; Harmon was listed as divorced on the marriage license.12 

Family 3

Mildred Sayre b. August 16, 1915
Marriage*Harmon Emzel "Emzy" Poff married Mildred Sayre on October 8, 1969 at Wythe Co., Virginia.2,3 

Citations

  1. [S161] Virginia County Clerk of Floyd Co., Floyd Co., Virginia Will Book 24, Will of Joseph Henry Poff.
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 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. [S295] Phyllis Goad Phillips & Genevieve Cochran Starkey, Cemeteries - Floyd County VA., Burks Fork District, Volume II.
  9. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  10. [S3196] Radford News Journal, From the Elva Vaughn Poff obituary in the Dec 2, 1968 edition.
  11. [S6393] Logan Reed Jennings, "The Poffs of Floyd County, Virginia."
  12. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Poff-Wingfield marriage record.
  13. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

J. Calvin LaPrad

M, b. circa 1832
     J. Calvin LaPrad married Sallie A. Unknown.1 J. Calvin LaPrad was born circa 1832 at Virginia.1

Family

Sallie A. Unknown b. circa 1827
Marriage*He married Sallie A. Unknown.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.

William Sowder1,2

M, b. September 28, 1825, d. March 20, 1899
FatherAnthony Sowder3 b. January 1, 1790, d. November 20, 1853
MotherSarah Catherine "Caty" Snuffer3 b. January, 1784, d. July 16, 1859
     William Sowder was buried at Giles W. Huff Cemetery (also known as Sowder-King Cemetery), Floyd Co., Virginia.4,3 He All the data on the Sowder births and marriages comes from the Bible of Jacob Snauffer, which Jacob inherited from his father. When Katherine Snuffer married Anthony Sowder, the Bible passed into the Sowder family. According to tradition, William Sowder bought it at an auction of his father Anthony's estate, William's son, Jacob Rush Sowder, acquired it after William's death. Jacob Rush left it to his daughter, Annie Sowder of Christiansburg, and at her death a few years ago, she left it to her nephew, the Rev. Eugene Sowder of Christiansburg, who still has it. It is in German. He was born on September 28, 1825 at Copper Hill, Montgomery (now Floyd) Co., Virginia.3,4 He married Mary Ann Thrash, daughter of Valentine Thrash and Harriet Gray, on August 29, 1849 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,4 William Sowder died on March 20, 1899 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 73.3

Census Records

1850Dwelling 252, Division 15, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1860Dwelling 440, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1870Dwelling 63, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1880Dwelling 80, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8

Occupation

1850Farmer1
1860Farmer5
1870Farmer6
1880Farmer7

Family

Mary Ann Thrash b. September 24, 1828, d. January 30, 1905
Marriage*William Sowder married Mary Ann Thrash, daughter of Valentine Thrash and Harriet Gray, on August 29, 1849 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S42] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 2, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm
  4. [S217] Glenna G. Garner, Giles W. Huff Cemetery.
  5. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  10. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  11. [S53] Augustus Thrash Sowder Family, online http://pegasus.cc.ucf.edu/~dsulliva/persons.html
  12. [S325] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1853-1873.

Nannie Byer Poff1,2

F, b. February 16, 1906, d. March 11, 1937
FatherJames Samuel A. Poff3,4,1,2 b. November 1, 1874, d. December 30, 1960
MotherLucy Mahaley Manning3,4,1,2 b. February 2, 1879, d. February 12, 1958
     Nannie Byer Poff was buried at Church Hill Cemetery, Palmer & Crandall Streets, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.5 She was born on February 16, 1906 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 She married Ira Shelton Conner, son of Lemuel Dillen Conner and Arlene Susan Viola "Susie" Thomas, on November 18, 1926 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2 As of November 18, 1926,her married name was Conner. Nannie Byer Poff died on March 11, 1937 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 31.2

Census Records

1910Dwelling 117, District 6, Alleghany Springs, Montgomery Co., Virginia3
1920Dwelling 25, District 105, Alleghany Springs, Montgomery Co., Virginia4
1930Dwelling 204, District 5, Catawba, Roanoke Co., Virginia6

Family

Ira Shelton Conner b. March 27, 1906, d. November 22, 1981
Marriage*Nannie Byer Poff married Ira Shelton Conner, son of Lemuel Dillen Conner and Arlene Susan Viola "Susie" Thomas, on November 18, 1926 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S55] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register 2, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  3. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S207] Bob McLeod, Church Hill Cemetery, City of Salem Virginia.
  6. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Hazel Conner Horne obituary in the Jul 9, 2014 edition.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ira Dallen Conner, Sr. obituary in the May 24, 2016 edition.
  10. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

George Charles Worrell1,2,3

M, b. April 19, 1881, d. 1965
     George Charles Worrell SHAWSVILLE - The Rev. George C. Worrell, 81, died in a Roanoke hospital Thursday morning. Surviving are his nine daughters, Mrs. Clarence Dickerson, Mrs. Beverly Sisson, Mrs. William Conner, all of Shawsville, Mrs. Russell Keaton, Pikestown, W.Va., Mrs. Nelson Hill, Salem, Mrs. Bessie Hanover, Mrs. V. L. Kelly, both of Bluefield, W.Va., Mrs. Herman Hale, Chrisitiansburg, Mrs. W. H. McPeak, Pilot; a son, Jessie Worrell, Elliston; a brother, William H. Worrell, Mount Hope, W.Va. Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Piedmont Pentecostal Holiness Church, with burial in the Piedmont Cemetery.1 He was buried at Piedmont Cemetery, Rt. 11 to Shawsville, turn at nursing home, Rt. 637, about 8 miles on the left, Montgomery Co., Virginia.4,1 He married Eura Minerva "Eurie" Spangler.4,3 George Charles Worrell was born on April 19, 1881.4,2 He died in 1965 at Roanoke, Virginia.4,1

Family

Eura Minerva "Eurie" Spangler b. 1886, d. 1960
Marriage*He married Eura Minerva "Eurie" Spangler.4,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the George C. Worrell obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  2. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ocie Worrell Conner obituary in the Jun 26, 2009 edition.
  4. [S240] Ruth G. Hale & Glenna G. Garner, Piedmont Cemetery, Montgomery Co., VA.
  5. [S55] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register 2, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Clara Mae Hale obituary in the Jun 21, 2003 edition.
  7. [S4167] Horne Funeral Service, online http://hornefuneralservice.com/horne1/hornemain.html, From the Mildred Worrell Sisson obituary.

Eura Minerva "Eurie" Spangler

F, b. 1886, d. 1960
     Eura Minerva "Eurie" Spangler married George Charles Worrell.1,2 Eura Minerva "Eurie" Spangler was buried at Piedmont Cemetery, Rt. 11 to Shawsville, turn at nursing home, Rt. 637, about 8 miles on the left, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 Her married name was Worrell. She was born in 1886.1 She died in 1960.1

Family

George Charles Worrell b. April 19, 1881, d. 1965
Marriage*She married George Charles Worrell.1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S240] Ruth G. Hale & Glenna G. Garner, Piedmont Cemetery, Montgomery Co., VA.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ocie Worrell Conner obituary in the Jun 26, 2009 edition.
  3. [S55] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register 2, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Clara Mae Hale obituary in the Jun 21, 2003 edition.
  5. [S4167] Horne Funeral Service, online http://hornefuneralservice.com/horne1/hornemain.html, From the Mildred Worrell Sisson obituary.

Asa Thomas "Ace" Smith1,2

M, b. December 17, 1874, d. February 2, 1941
     Asa Thomas "Ace" Smith was born on December 17, 1874 at Monroe Co., West Virginia; His WWI Draft Registration card has a birth date of Dec 17, 1873.2,3 He married Pearl Sue Sowder on October 20, 1903 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.4 Asa Thomas "Ace" Smith died on February 2, 1941 at Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 66.3

Family

Pearl Sue Sowder
Marriage*He married Pearl Sue Sowder on October 20, 1903 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.4 
Child

Citations

  1. [S55] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register 2, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  3. [S1698] Unknown compiler, Records of Death - Book 19, Grant Bryant Funeral Home Records Dec 5, 1936 - Oct 21, 1944.
  4. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698

Phillip Frank Roop1,2,3,4,5,6,7

M, b. September 5, 1921, d. June 25, 2005
FatherGeorge Frank Roop1,8,9,10,11 b. September 4, 1895, d. July 30, 1963
MotherLonnie Annie Gearheart1,8,11 b. circa 1901, d. March 14, 1940
     His Social Security Number was 233-22-7657.12 Phillip Frank Roop was buried at Belmont Community Cemetery, Belmont, Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,6 He married Pearl Gay Hall, daughter of Leonard Hamilton Hall and Jessie Bell "Josie" Price.3 Phillip Frank Roop was born on September 5, 1921 at Glen Rogers, Wyoming Co., West Virginia.12,8,5,6,7 He married Audrey Easter/Ester Mills on March 2, 1949 at Oceana, Wyoming Co., West Virginia.8 Phillip Frank Roop and Audrey Easter/Ester Mills were divorced on September 10, 1973 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.7 Phillip Frank Roop died on June 25, 2005 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 83.2,12,4,6 He Phillip Frank Roop, 83, of Salem, died Saturday, June 25, 2005 at Lewis Gale Medical Center. Born in West Virginia he is survived by his loving companion, Maude Moore of Salem; his children, Diane Helvey and her husband, Ricky, of Shawsville, Cecil Roop of Christiansburg, and Billy Roop; sister and brother-in-law, Eileen and Roy Mitchem, of West Virginia; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, stepchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren. Several nieces, nephews, and special friends also survive him. Mr. Roop will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Friends may call anytime after 12 noon Sunday, June 26, 2005 at The Horne Funeral Home, Christiansburg where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 27, 2005 in The Horne Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Wallace Yopp and the Rev. Gary Butcher officiating. Interment will follow in Belmont Cemetery with military honors provided by VFW Post 1184, Pulaski. Online condolences may be sent by visiting hornefuneral service.com. Arrangements by Horne Funeral Service, Christiansburg. on June 26, 2005.2

Census Records

1940Dwelling 12, District 41-37A, Town, Raleigh Co., West Virginia9

Occupation

1940C.C.C. worker9

Family 1

Pearl Gay Hall b. April 25, 1915, d. September 22, 1990
Marriage*Phillip Frank Roop married Pearl Gay Hall, daughter of Leonard Hamilton Hall and Jessie Bell "Josie" Price.3 

Family 2

Audrey Easter/Ester Mills b. March 28, 1932, d. October 11, 1974
Marriage*Phillip Frank Roop married Audrey Easter/Ester Mills on March 2, 1949 at Oceana, Wyoming Co., West Virginia.8 
Divorce* Phillip Frank Roop and Audrey Easter/Ester Mills were divorced on September 10, 1973 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.7 
Children

Citations

  1. [S873] Carol McKay, "Roops," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Mar 29 and Apr 2, 2002.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Phillip Frank Roop obituary in the Jun 26, 2005 edition.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Pearl Vest Roop obituary in the Sep 24, 1990 edition.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [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.
  6. [S5719] Belmont Community Cemetery, Montgomery Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com/
  7. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.
  8. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Roop-Carter marriage record.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Frank Roop obituary in the Aug 1, 1963 edition.
  11. [S2051] Raleigh Register, From the Lonnie Roop obituary in the Mar 15, 1940 edition.
  12. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  13. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the William Vern Roop obituary in the Dec 30, 2009 edition.
  14. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Idleane Maggie Roop1,2

F, b. March 1, 1923, d. June 23, 2013
FatherGeorge Frank Roop3,4,1,5 b. September 4, 1895, d. July 30, 1963
MotherLonnie Annie Gearheart3,5 b. circa 1901, d. March 14, 1940
     Idleane Maggie Roop was buried at Mount Tabor Cemetery, Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.2,6 Her Social Security Number was 233-44-7548.7 She Idleane Maggie Mitchem of Crab Orchard (formerly of Hinton, W.Va.), passed away Sunday, June 23, 2013, at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley, following a short illness. She was very proud to have reached the age of 90 years young. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Roy Dennis Mitchem Sr; a sister, Mary Virginia "June" Presnell, and two brothers, Phillip "Phil" Frank and George William "Billy" Roop. Roy and Idleane were married on April 6, 1941. Three children were born into this marriage: Roy Dennis Mitchem Jr. and his wife, Jenny of Hinton, Christine Marie "Chris" Sarver and her husband, Noah Lee of Crab Orchard and Joseph Ray "Joe" Mitchem Sr. and his wife Sue of New Windsor, Md. She was richly blessed by 11 grandchildren to whom she was a loving Grandmother: Matthew Wright, Vicki Mitchem, Jackie Richmond, Deborah Wilson, Andrew Wright, Robyn Robertson, Dennis Mitchem, Joey Mitchem, Katie Mitchem, Gary Sarver and Judy Richards. She had 13 great grandchildren. Idleane is also survived by brother-in-law, Troy Mitchem and his wife Jean, sisters-in-law, Mildred Ann Malcolm and Sue Warden as well as several nieces and nephews, whom affectionately called her "Aunt Idleane." Idleane and Roy enjoyed traveling. They often took long trips to visit family and friends. She enjoyed her needlework and was actively working on several projects. She enjoyed having a house full of people to laugh and visit with while providing everyone with food that warmed the soul. Idleane was a pillar of strength for her family. She not only raised her own children but also her younger siblings. Many would call her house home over the years, as their door was always open to those who needed it. Independent, stubborn, feisty, strong, creative, generous, caring, honest, faithful, mother, grandmother, friend and most of all LOVED… these are all words that describe Idleane. All who knew her loved her and she will be missed by all. Idleane was a member of the Freedom Baptist Church at Powley's Creek. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 27, at 3 p.m. at the Melton Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Pete Cook officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Tabor Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the service time. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The Mitchem family would like to thank the staff of Raleigh General Hospital and the Bower's Hospice House for Idleane's wonderful care and the compassionate words to the family during this difficult time.2 She was born on March 1, 1923 at Coal City, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.7,6,8 As of April 6, 1941,her married name was Mitchem.2 She married Roy Dennis Mitchem Sr. on April 6, 1941 at Glen Daniel, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.3,9,1,2,10,8 Idleane Maggie Roop died on June 23, 2013 at Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia, at age 90.7,2,6

Census Records

1940Dwelling 12, District 41-37A, Town, Raleigh Co., West Virginia4

Family

Roy Dennis Mitchem Sr. b. October 2, 1920, d. February 21, 2010
Marriage*Idleane Maggie Roop married Roy Dennis Mitchem Sr. on April 6, 1941 at Glen Daniel, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.3,9,1,2,10,8 
Children
  • Roy Dennis Mitchem Jr.3,2,10
  • Joseph Ray "Joe" Mitchem3,2,10
  • Christine Marie "Chris" Mitchem3,2,10

Citations

  1. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Frank Roop obituary in the Aug 1, 1963 edition.
  2. [S798] Register Herald, From the Idleane Maggie Mitchem obituary in the Jun 26, 2013 edition.
  3. [S873] Carol McKay, "Roops," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Mar 29 and Apr 2, 2002.
  4. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S2051] Raleigh Register, From the Lonnie Roop obituary in the Mar 15, 1940 edition.
  6. [S3213] Mount Tabor Cemetery, Raleigh Co., WV, online http://www.findagrave.com
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Mitchem-Roop marriage record.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Phillip Frank Roop obituary in the Jun 26, 2005 edition.
  10. [S798] Register Herald, From the Roy Dennis Mitchem, Sr. obituary in the Feb 22, 2010 edition.

Mary Virginia "June" Roop1,2,3,4

F, b. June 11, 1926, d. July 10, 1966
FatherGeorge Frank Roop1,2,5,6,7 b. September 4, 1895, d. July 30, 1963
MotherLonnie Annie Gearheart1,2,7 b. circa 1901, d. March 14, 1940
     Mary Virginia "June" Roop was buried at Davis Cemetery, Mount Tabor, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.8 She was born on June 11, 1926 at Kingston, Fayette Co., West Virginia.2,8 She married Albert Haze Presnell on March 2, 1947 at Oak Hill, Fayette Co., West Virginia.1,2,6 As of March 2, 1947,her married name was Presnell.2 Mary Virginia "June" Roop died on July 10, 1966 at Eccles, Raleigh Co., West Virginia, at age 40; Died from alcoholic convulsions.9,8

Census Records

1940Dwelling 12, District 41-37A, Town, Raleigh Co., West Virginia5

Family

Albert Haze Presnell b. December 7, 1898, d. February 4, 1957
Marriage*Mary Virginia "June" Roop married Albert Haze Presnell on March 2, 1947 at Oak Hill, Fayette Co., West Virginia.1,2,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S873] Carol McKay, "Roops," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Mar 29 and Apr 2, 2002.
  2. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Presnell-Roop marriage record.
  3. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the George Frank Roop death certificate.
  4. [S798] Register Herald, From the Idleane Maggie Mitchem obituary in the Jun 26, 2013 edition.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Frank Roop obituary in the Aug 1, 1963 edition.
  7. [S2051] Raleigh Register, From the Lonnie Roop obituary in the Mar 15, 1940 edition.
  8. [S5208] Davis Cemetery, Raleigh Co., WV, online http://www.findagrave.com/
  9. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Mary Virginia Presnell death record.
  10. [S798] Register Herald, From the Albert Haze Presnell obituary in the Feb 4, 1957 edition.
  11. [S1902] Tyree Funeral Home Inc. Obituary Archive, online http://www.tyreefuneralhome.com/, From the Brenda Kay Presnell Fix obituary.
  12. [S9828] Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc., online www.petersonblickfuneralhome.com, From the Alberta C. McKenzie obituary.
  13. [S7842] Brown Funeral Home, online www.brownfuneralhomeswv.com, From the Betty Jean Presnell Cockey obituary.

Helen Alpine Skinner1,2

F, b. May 27, 1873, d. December 18, 1943
FatherJohn Fletcher Skinner3,4,1 b. February 16, 1839, d. October 24, 1920
MotherCynthia Ann "Nannie" Hardin3,4,1 b. September, 1848, d. November 2, 1928
     Helen Alpine Skinner was buried at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lampasas, Lampasas Co., Texas.5,1 She was born on May 27, 1873 at Liberty Co., Texas; Her birth date is May 1872 in the 1900 Census.1,6 As of July 1, 1891,her married name was White.2 She married Jerry Francis White on July 1, 1891 at Lampasas Co., Texas.2 Helen Alpine Skinner died on December 18, 1943 at Lampasas, Lampasas Co., Texas, at age 70.1

Census Records

1880Dwelling 169, District 45, Liberty, Liberty Co., Texas3
1900Dwelling 178, District 103, Lampasas, Lampasas Co., Texas6
1910Dwelling 325, District 167, Lampasas, Lampasas Co., Texas7
1920Dwelling 305, District 141, Lampasas, Lampasas Co., Texas8
1930Dwelling 612, District 1, Lampasas, Lampasas Co., Texas9
1940Dwelling 116, District 141-2, Lampasas, Lampasas Co., Texas10

Family

Jerry Francis White b. July 1, 1860, d. January 19, 1932
Marriage*Helen Alpine Skinner married Jerry Francis White on July 1, 1891 at Lampasas Co., Texas.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S3952] Texas Department of State Health Services, Texas, Death Certificates, 1903–1982.
  2. [S5312] Unknown compiler, Texas, Select County Marriage Index, 1837-2015.
  3. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S1643] Fort Worth Star-Telegram, From the Mrs. J. F. Skinner obituary in the Nov 5, 1928 edition.
  5. [S11582] Oak Hill Cemetery, Lampasas Co., TX, online www.findagrave.com.
  6. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

John Franklin Skinner1

M, b. October 22, 1876, d. May 5, 1919
FatherJohn Fletcher Skinner2,3,4 b. February 16, 1839, d. October 24, 1920
MotherCynthia Ann "Nannie" Hardin2,3,4 b. September, 1848, d. November 2, 1928
     John Franklin Skinner was buried at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lampasas, Lampasas Co., Texas.5,4 He was born on October 22, 1876 at Liberty Co., Texas; His death certificate has a birth date of Oct 27, 1877.1,6,4 He died on May 5, 1919 at Lampasas, Lampasas Co., Texas, at age 42.4

Census Records

1880Dwelling 169, District 45, Liberty, Liberty Co., Texas2
1900Dwelling 165, District 103, Lampasas, Lampasas Co., Texas6
1910Dwelling 457, District 167, Lampasas, Lampasas Co., Texas3

Occupation

1900Farmer6
1910Stock farmer3

Citations

  1. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  2. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S3952] Texas Department of State Health Services, Texas, Death Certificates, 1903–1982.
  5. [S11582] Oak Hill Cemetery, Lampasas Co., TX, online www.findagrave.com.
  6. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.

Christie O'Brien Skinner1,2

F, b. August 14, 1879, d. October 25, 1898
FatherJohn Fletcher Skinner3,1,2 b. February 16, 1839, d. October 24, 1920
MotherCynthia Ann "Nannie" Hardin3,1,2 b. September, 1848, d. November 2, 1928
     Christie O'Brien Skinner was buried at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lampasas, Lampasas Co., Texas.2 She was born on August 14, 1879 at Liberty, Liberty Co., Texas.1,2 She died on October 25, 1898 at Lampasas Co., Texas, at age 19.1,2 She Like the snuffing of a candle did Christie O'Brien Skinner's spirit leave its tenement of clay on Tuesday evening, October 25, 1898, at 6 o'clock. Brief mention was made in last week's Leader of the probable fatal injuries inflicted by his horse falling on him at his father's ranch seven miles west of town, and the worst fear has been realized. This accident occurred about 10 o'clock on the morning of the 20th, and he never for a moment regained consciousness. He lay as if asleep for over five days. He was brought in from the ranch Friday, and every attention that love could dictate and medical skill suggest proved futile. Christie was the second son of Capt. J. F. and Mrs. Nannie Hardin Skinner. He was born in Liberty, Texas, August 14, 1879, and had resided here with his parents for nearly fifteen years. The family is bowed down with grief over the sudden and tragic death of their loved one. The funeral took place yesterday morning at 10 o'clock, and was one of the most imposing ever seen in Lampasas, many friends paying the last tribute to a vigorous and popular young man ruthlessly cut down almost on the threshold of life. Rev. James A. Duncan, Episcopal minister from Taylor, conducted the funeral services at the city cemetery, using the beautiful burial ritual of the church. Besides the immediate family of father, mother, two sister and two brothers, there is a large family connection throughout the state, the Hardins, on his mother's side, being pioneers in Texas, Hardin County being named in their honor. Capt. J. D. Skinner, the well known Galveston capitalist, is an uncle. Several relatives were present in response to telegraphic notification. on October 28, 1898.1

Census Records

1880Dwelling 169, District 45, Liberty, Liberty Co., Texas3

Citations

  1. [S11584] Lampasas Leader, The, From the Christie O'Brien Skinner obituary in the Oct 28, 1898 edition.
  2. [S11582] Oak Hill Cemetery, Lampasas Co., TX, online www.findagrave.com.
  3. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.

Oskar Aszer "Oscar" Schaeffer1,2,3

M, b. 1843, d. 1906
FatherWilhelm "William" Schaeffer1,2 b. 1817, d. October 9, 1884
MotherTherese Popper2 b. 1822, d. May 23, 1889
     Oskar Aszer "Oscar" Schaeffer was buried at The Jewish cemetery in Bielsko-Biala, 92 Cieszynska Street, Bielsko-Biala, Poland.3 He married Marie Winternitz.4 Oskar Aszer "Oscar" Schaeffer was born in 1843 at Bielitz, Austria (now Bielsko-Biala Poland).5 He died in 1906 at Bielitz, Austria (now Bielsko-Biala Poland).5,3

Family

Marie Winternitz b. 1864
Marriage*He married Marie Winternitz.4 
Child

Citations

  1. [S1089] Dr. Philip Schaffer, "Personal Papers of Dr. Philip Schaffer."
  2. [S3108] Neue Freie Presse, From the Wilhelm Schaeffer obituary in the Oct 11, 1884 edition.
  3. [S3620] Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, online http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/
  4. [S5763] Katherine Davies Family Tree, online http://person.ancestry.com/tree/89661474/person/78000079788/facts
  5. [S3619] Irena Laszlo, "Schaeffer Family Line," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Feb 26 & 27, 2013.

Dwight Curtis "Chuck" Collins1,2,3,4,5

M, b. September 21, 1952, d. December 13, 2002
FatherDr. Carl Alvin Collins Jr.1,6,3,4,5 b. circa 1915, d. January 15, 2011
MotherMildred Lucille Conner1,6,3,4,5 b. September 14, 1915, d. June 12, 2003
     His Social Security Number was 227-64-5277.7 Dwight Curtis "Chuck" Collins was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.2 He married Cornelia Guill. Dwight Curtis "Chuck" Collins was born on September 21, 1952.7 He and Cornelia Guill were divorced circa 1981.6 Dwight Curtis "Chuck" Collins died on December 13, 2002 at Virginia at age 50.2,7 He COLLINS, Dwight Curtis, (Chuck), 50, of New Bern, N.C., formerly of Roanoke, died Friday, December 13, 2002. Graveside services Monday at 3 p.m. at Sherwood Memorial Park. Arrangements by Oakey's Roanoke. on December 15, 2002.2

Family

Cornelia Guill
Marriage*He married Cornelia Guill
Divorce* Dwight Curtis "Chuck" Collins and Cornelia Guill were divorced circa 1981.6 
Children
  • Rebekah Collins Stennett6
  • Catherine Collins Stennett6

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mildred Conner Collins obitutary in the Jun 14, 2003 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Dwight Curtis Collins obitutary in the Dec 15, 2002 edition.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Carlton Douglas Collins obitutary in the May 3, 1999 edition.
  4. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Carl A. Collins, Jr. obituary in the Jan 18, 2011 edition.
  6. [S875] Catherine Collins, "Carl Collins," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Apr 1, 2002.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Rachel Schaeffer1

F, b. circa 1851
FatherWilhelm "William" Schaeffer1 b. 1817, d. October 9, 1884
MotherTherese Popper b. 1822, d. May 23, 1889
     Rachel Schaeffer was born circa 1851.1

Citations

  1. [S1089] Dr. Philip Schaffer, "Personal Papers of Dr. Philip Schaffer."

George E. Tucker1

M, b. circa 1882
     George E. Tucker was born circa 1882 at Illinois.2 He married Laura Cunningham, daughter of David Marian Cunningham and Celestia Ann Smith, circa 1906.2

Census Records

1920Dwelling 388, District 19, Ward 4, Pana, Christian Co., Illinois1
1930Dwelling 40, District 14, De Kalb, Kemper Co., Mississippi2
1940Dwelling 149, District 71-1, Tishomingo Co., Mississippi3

Occupation

1920Church pastor1
1930Presbyterian church clergyman2
1940Church clergyman3

Family

Laura Cunningham b. December, 1881
Marriage*George E. Tucker married Laura Cunningham, daughter of David Marian Cunningham and Celestia Ann Smith, circa 1906.2 

Citations

  1. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.