Alfred Lee Sink1,2

M, b. June 13, 1917, d. August 1, 1992
     His Social Security Number was 225-05-7970.3 Alfred Lee Sink was buried at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, 5070 Cove Road N. W., Roanoke, Virginia.1 He was born on June 13, 1917 at Roanoke, Virginia.3,2 He married Geneva Jane Wimmer, daughter of Walter Jackson Wimmer and Eva "Evie" Conner, on May 19, 1951 at Roanoke, Virginia.4,5,2 Alfred Lee Sink died on August 1, 1992 at Elliston, Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 75.3,1 He Alfred Lee Sink, age 75 of Elliston, died Saturday, August 1, 1992, at his home. He is survived by a stepdaughter-in-law, Andrea W. Smith, Elliston; two nieces, Eunice Bass, Orlando, Fla; Georgia Hart, Roanoke; one nephew, William L. (Billy) Sink, Roanoke; one brother-in-law and his wife, Lewis T. and Frances Stanley, Roanoke; one sister-in-law, Mildred Sink, Roanoke; three stepgrandchildren, Robert Wimmer, Roger Wimmer, Nathan Smith; four great-stepgrandchildren, Allen Lane Smith, Amy Wimmer, Ronnie Painter, Travis Painter; and a very close friend, Russell Patsel. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 4, 1992, 2:00 p.m. at the Lotz Salem Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Kingrea officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park. Friends may call at Lotz Salem Chapel after 2:00 p.m on Monday. on August 3, 1992.1

Family

Geneva Jane Wimmer b. January 24, 1918, d. August, 1981
Marriage*He married Geneva Jane Wimmer, daughter of Walter Jackson Wimmer and Eva "Evie" Conner, on May 19, 1951 at Roanoke, Virginia.4,5,2 

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Alfred Lee Sink obituary in the Aug 3, 1992 edition.
  2. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Geneva Wimmer Sink obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  5. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.

Gene Francis Wimmer1,2,3

M, b. May 12, 1937, d. September 13, 1982
MotherGeneva Jane Wimmer1,4 b. January 24, 1918, d. August, 1981
     His Social Security Number was 230-44-6057.5 Gene Francis Wimmer was buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5737 Airport Road NW, Roanoke, Virginia.6,3 He His death certificate lists his father as Walter Jackson Wimmer.3 He was born on May 12, 1937 at Roanoke, Virginia.5,2 He married Andrea Alice Falls on December 5, 1963 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia; Gene listed his grandparents as his parents on his marriage record.1,4,2 Gene Francis Wimmer died on September 13, 1982 at Elliston, Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 45.3

Census Records

1940Dwelling 20, Enumeration District 32-11, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia7

Family

Andrea Alice Falls
Marriage*Gene Francis Wimmer married Andrea Alice Falls on December 5, 1963 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia; Gene listed his grandparents as his parents on his marriage record.1,4,2 
Children
  • Robert Wayne Wimmer1,4
  • Roger Wesley Wimmer1,4

Citations

  1. [S103] Raymond Iddings, The Iddings & Their Forbears.
  2. [S878] VA Montgomery Co., Register 4, Montgomery Co., VA Marriage Records.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  6. [S2265] Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Roanoke VA, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=poff&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSst=48&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GSsr=241&GRid=44634996&CRid=49500&df=all&
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Cynthia Craig1,2

F, b. August 3, 1810, d. March 25, 1900
FatherGeorge Craig1,2 b. circa 1780
MotherSarah "Sally" Cole2 b. circa 1783
     Cynthia Craig was born on August 3, 1810 at Franklin Co., Virginia.3 She married John Prillaman Sowder, son of Jacob Sowder and Anne Prillaman, on September 4, 1830 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2 As of September 4, 1830,her married name was Sowder. Cynthia Craig died on March 25, 1900 at Franklin Co., Virginia, at age 89.3

Census Records

1850Dwelling 897, Franklin Co., Virginia4
1860Dwelling 371, South Western District, Franklin Co., Virginia5
1870Dwelling 166, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia6
1880Dwelling 255, District 100, Blackwater, Franklin Co., VirginiaEnumerated in the household of her son James7

Occupation

1870Farmer6

Family

John Prillaman Sowder b. October 4, 1803, d. April 4, 1864
Marriage*Cynthia Craig married John Prillaman Sowder, son of Jacob Sowder and Anne Prillaman, on September 4, 1830 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S280] Anne Lowry Worrell, A Brief of Wills and Marriages in Montgomery and Fincastle Counties, Virginia, 1733-1831.
  2. [S297] Ellen Stanley Rogers & Norris Prillaman Miller, The Prillaman Family, Descendants of Jacob Prillaman.
  3. [S22] FamilySearch Internet Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp
  4. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  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. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  9. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  10. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698

William Thomas Edwards1,2

M, b. circa 1925, d. 1949
     William Thomas Edwards was born circa 1925 at Sophia, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.2 He married Roxie Ilene Wimmer, daughter of Walter Jackson Wimmer and Eva "Evie" Conner, on June 28, 1947 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.3,1,2 William Thomas Edwards died in 1949.1

Family

Roxie Ilene Wimmer
Marriage*He married Roxie Ilene Wimmer, daughter of Walter Jackson Wimmer and Eva "Evie" Conner, on June 28, 1947 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.3,1,2 
Children
  • Gary Edwards1
  • Michael Edwards1

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  3. [S103] Raymond Iddings, The Iddings & Their Forbears.

Thomas James "Tommie" Wimmer1,2,3

M, b. November 6, 1949
FatherSamuel Harvey "Sam" Wimmer4,1,5,6,7,8 b. October 11, 1926, d. February 2, 1993
MotherGeorge Cleo "Georgie" Foster4,1,5,6,7,8 b. September 21, 1932, d. January 5, 2002
     Thomas James "Tommie" Wimmer married Connie Unknown.8 Thomas James "Tommie" Wimmer was born on November 6, 1949 at Roanoke, Virginia.4,1,9,7,2,3 He married Donna Jean Light, daughter of Marshall Rifton Light and Edith Virginia Howard, on June 12, 1976 at Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,7 Thomas James "Tommie" Wimmer and Donna Jean Light were divorced on August 31, 1982.2 Thomas James "Tommie" Wimmer married Laurie Anne Gregg on February 15, 1985 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,10,7

Family 1

Connie Unknown
Marriage*Thomas James "Tommie" Wimmer married Connie Unknown.8 

Family 2

Donna Jean Light
Marriage*Thomas James "Tommie" Wimmer married Donna Jean Light, daughter of Marshall Rifton Light and Edith Virginia Howard, on June 12, 1976 at Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,7 
Divorce* Thomas James "Tommie" Wimmer and Donna Jean Light were divorced on August 31, 1982.2 
Child
  • Joe "Joey" Wimmer10,7

Family 3

Laurie Anne Gregg b. November 9, 1957, d. June 4, 2004
Marriage*Thomas James "Tommie" Wimmer married Laurie Anne Gregg on February 15, 1985 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,10,7 

Citations

  1. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.
  3. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  4. [S24] Fred Wimmer, Wimmer Family 1695-1978.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Samuel Harvey Wimmer obituary in the Feb 4, 1993 edition.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Georgie Cleo Foster Wimmer obituary in the Jan 10, 2002 edition.
  7. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Patsy Wimmer Link obituary in the Apr 29, 2015 edition.
  9. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Laurie Anne Wimmer obituary in the Jun 6, 2004 edition.

Patsy Jean Wimmer1,2

F, b. September 13, 1953, d. April 27, 2015
FatherSamuel Harvey "Sam" Wimmer3,4,1,5,6,2 b. October 11, 1926, d. February 2, 1993
MotherGeorge Cleo "Georgie" Foster3,4,1,5,6,2 b. September 21, 1932, d. January 5, 2002
     Patsy Jean Wimmer 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 She married Douglas Howell.6 Her married name was Howell. Patsy Jean Wimmer was born on September 13, 1953.3 She and Douglas Howell were divorced before May 30, 1999.1,6 As of May 30, 1999,her married name was Link.2 Patsy Jean Wimmer married Glen Allen Link Sr., son of Joseph Conner "Joe" Link and Rheba Jane Light, on May 30, 1999 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2 Patsy Jean Wimmer died on April 27, 2015 at Virginia at age 61.2 She Patsy Wimmer Link, 61, of Check, passed away Monday, April 27, 2015 to be with Her Lord and Savior. She is preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Georgie Foster Wimmer.She is survived by her husband, Allen Link, Stepson Glen McGuire and Pam; step-granddaughter, Caitlan McGuire; brothers Tommy Wimmer and Connie, Don Wimmer; sister, Carol Wimmer and Harold; aunt, Hilda Argabright; nieces, Missy and Brad, Holly and Bobby; nephews, Donnie and Sarah, Joe and Laura, many cousins, family members, and several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday April 30, 2015 at Gardner Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Leon Alley officiating. Interment will follow in Piedmont Cemetery. Friends may call after 11 a.m. on Wednesday April 29, 2015 at Gardner Funeral Home where the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on April 29, 2015.2

Family 1

Douglas Howell
Marriage*She married Douglas Howell.6 
Divorce* Patsy Jean Wimmer and Douglas Howell were divorced before May 30, 1999.1,6 

Family 2

Glen Allen Link Sr.
Marriage*Patsy Jean Wimmer married Glen Allen Link Sr., son of Joseph Conner "Joe" Link and Rheba Jane Light, on May 30, 1999 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2 

Citations

  1. [S36] Clerk of Courts, Computerized Marriage Records of Floyd Co., Virginia, Reference # 99-39.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Patsy Wimmer Link obituary in the Apr 29, 2015 edition.
  3. [S24] Fred Wimmer, Wimmer Family 1695-1978.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Samuel Harvey Wimmer obituary in the Feb 4, 1993 edition.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Georgie Cleo Foster Wimmer obituary in the Jan 10, 2002 edition.
  6. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.

Laurie Anne Gregg1,2

F, b. November 9, 1957, d. June 4, 2004
     Laurie Anne Gregg was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3 She was born on November 9, 1957 at Maryland.1,3,4 She married Thomas James "Tommie" Wimmer, son of Samuel Harvey "Sam" Wimmer and George Cleo "Georgie" Foster, on February 15, 1985 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,4 As of February 15, 1985,her married name was Wimmer. Laurie Anne Gregg died on June 4, 2004 at age 46.2,3 She Laurie Anne Wimmer, age 46 of Pilot, Passed away Friday June 4, 2004. She was preceded in death by her parents Tom & Mary Gregg. Survived by Husband: Thomas Wimmer, Pilot, One Step-son: Joe Wimmer, Richmond, VA. Two Brothers & Sisters-in-Law: Tommy & Betty Gregg, Check, VA; John & Sherry Gregg, Check, VA. Two Nieces: Krista Gregg, Felicia Alderman. One Nephew: Andy Conner. Several other Nieces & Nephews Two Sisters-in-Law & Spouse: Patsy & Allen Link, Carol Wimmer, One Brother-in-Law: Don Wimmer, Sr. Many Aunts, Uncles & other Family Members. Funeral Services will be at 11:00 AM Monday June 7, 2004 at Gardner Funeral Home with Rev. Roy Turpin officiating. Interment will follow in Wilson Cemetery. Friends may call after 12 Noon Sunday at Gardner Funeral Home where the family will be from 6 until 8 PM. Arrangement by Gardner Funeral Home, Floyd. on June 6, 2004.2

Family

Thomas James "Tommie" Wimmer b. November 6, 1949
Marriage*She married Thomas James "Tommie" Wimmer, son of Samuel Harvey "Sam" Wimmer and George Cleo "Georgie" Foster, on February 15, 1985 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,4 

Citations

  1. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Laurie Anne Wimmer obituary in the Jun 6, 2004 edition.
  3. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  4. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.

John Prillaman Sowder

M, b. October 4, 1803, d. April 4, 1864
FatherJacob Sowder1,2 b. circa 1733/34, d. circa May, 1819
MotherAnne Prillaman1,2
     John Prillaman Sowder was buried at Wiley Davis Burwell Cemetery, Rt. 651, Franklin Co., Virginia.3 He was born on October 4, 1803 at Franklin Co., Virginia.4,3 He married Cynthia Craig, daughter of George Craig and Sarah "Sally" Cole, on September 4, 1830 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2 John Prillaman Sowder died on April 4, 1864 at Callaway, Franklin Co., Virginia, at age 60.4

Census Records

1850Dwelling 897, Franklin Co., Virginia5
1860Dwelling 371, South Western District, Franklin Co., Virginia6

Occupation

1850Farmer5
1860Farmer6

Family

Cynthia Craig b. August 3, 1810, d. March 25, 1900
Marriage*John Prillaman Sowder married Cynthia Craig, daughter of George Craig and Sarah "Sally" Cole, on September 4, 1830 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S280] Anne Lowry Worrell, A Brief of Wills and Marriages in Montgomery and Fincastle Counties, Virginia, 1733-1831.
  2. [S297] Ellen Stanley Rogers & Norris Prillaman Miller, The Prillaman Family, Descendants of Jacob Prillaman.
  3. [S294] Franklin County Historical Society, Franklin County, VA Cemeteries.
  4. [S22] FamilySearch Internet Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp
  5. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  8. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  9. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698

Elmer Cleveland Foster1,2,3,4

M, b. October 1, 1887, d. October 15, 1960
FatherJohnson B. "John" Foster2 b. October 25, 1861, d. March 1, 1921
MotherEva S. Huff2 b. October 24, 1867, d. July 8, 1960
     Elmer Cleveland Foster was buried at Hemlock Cemetery, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He was born on October 1, 1887 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4 He married Maude Hilda Jewell, daughter of Commodore Hall Jewell and Arena Ellen Shank, on June 27, 1906 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1 Elmer Cleveland Foster died on October 15, 1960 at Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 73.1,3 He SHAWSVILLE - Elmer C. Foster, 73, died Saturday afternoon near his home. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Maude J. Foster; four sons, Marvin Foster, Edward Foster, and Clinton Foster, all of Shawsville, and Warren Foster, Levittown, Pa; five daughters, Mrs. Eldridge Argabright, Roanoke; Mrs. Wanda Coleman, Salem; Mrs. L. E. Craighead, Shawsville; Mrs. Irene Fullam, Branford, Conn; and Mrs. S. H. Wimmer, Chase City; 24 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren. Funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the Piedmont Church. Burial will follow in the family cemetery. on October 16, 1960.3

Family

Maude Hilda Jewell b. July 20, 1890, d. August 10, 1980
Marriage*He married Maude Hilda Jewell, daughter of Commodore Hall Jewell and Arena Ellen Shank, on June 27, 1906 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S215] Edgar L. Vest, Hemlock Cemetery.
  2. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Elmer C. Foster obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  4. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  5. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Georgie Cleo Foster Wimmer obituary in the Jan 10, 2002 edition.
  7. [S43] Lois A. Henson, The Family Jewells.
  8. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.
  9. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  10. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  11. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  12. [S24] Fred Wimmer, Wimmer Family 1695-1978.

Maude Hilda Jewell1

F, b. July 20, 1890, d. August 10, 1980
FatherCommodore Hall Jewell2,1 b. May 21, 1856, d. January 1, 1947
MotherArena Ellen Shank2,1 b. October 26, 1858, d. December 24, 1947
     Her Social Security Number was 225-92-4800.3 Maude Hilda Jewell was buried at Hemlock Cemetery, Floyd Co., Virginia.4,5 She was born on July 20, 1890 at Montgomery Co., Virginia; Her funeral home phamplet lists her birth date as Aug 4, 1890.3,1,5 She married Elmer Cleveland Foster, son of Johnson B. "John" Foster and Eva S. Huff, on June 27, 1906 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4 As of June 27, 1906,her married name was Foster. Maude Hilda Jewell died on August 10, 1980 at age 90.4,5

Family

Elmer Cleveland Foster b. October 1, 1887, d. October 15, 1960
Marriage*She married Elmer Cleveland Foster, son of Johnson B. "John" Foster and Eva S. Huff, on June 27, 1906 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S43] Lois A. Henson, The Family Jewells.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S215] Edgar L. Vest, Hemlock Cemetery.
  5. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From an unidentified funeral home pamphlet for Maude H. Foster.
  6. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Georgie Cleo Foster Wimmer obituary in the Jan 10, 2002 edition.
  8. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Elmer C. Foster obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  9. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Clyde C. Wright obituary in an undated edition.
  10. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.
  11. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  12. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  13. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  14. [S24] Fred Wimmer, Wimmer Family 1695-1978.

Deborah Gale "Debbie" Wimmer1,2,3

F, b. July 18, 1956, d. August 8, 2014
FatherAlbert Jackson "Jack" Wimmer1,2,3 b. February 27, 1930, d. July 7, 1978
MotherMildred Mae "Millie" Graham4,1,2,3 b. June 4, 1935, d. November 16, 2004
     Deborah Gale "Debbie" Wimmer Deborah has been institutionalized since she was about 18 years of age. She was born on July 18, 1956. She died on August 8, 2014 at Virginia at age 58.3 She Deborah Gale Wimmer, 58, of Pearisburg, passed away on Friday, August 8, 2014, surrounded by her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mildred Wimmer Spraker and father, Albert Jackson Wimmer. Debbie celebrated the life she was given, which was made possible by her Elm Tree Group Home family. Debbie also was supported by Point West Club and her sisters, Sharon Sisson and husband, Gary & April Akers and husband, Jeff. The family would like to thank all who supported her and gave her such excellent care all these years. We love you and will miss you our dear sister. Service for Ms. Wimmer will be private. on August 10, 2014.3

Citations

  1. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From an unidentified funeral home pamphlet for Albert Jackson Wimmer.
  2. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Deborah Gale Wimmer obituary in the Aug 10, 2014 edition.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mildred Wimmer Spraker obituary in the Nov 18, 2004 edition.

Laura Katherine "Lora" Hancock1,2,3

F, b. June 9, 1857, d. April 13, 1928
FatherStephen Andrew Hancock4 b. 1827, d. August 10, 1900
MotherSusan F. Pence1,4,3 b. August 19, 1831, d. March 11, 1884
     Laura Katherine "Lora" Hancock was buried at Evergreen Burial Park, 1307 Summit Ave SW, Roanoke, Virginia.5,2,6 She was born on June 9, 1857 at New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia.1,7,2,3 She married Paul Newton Elmore, son of Elder Andrew Jackson "Andy" Elmore and Elizabeth Murray "Betsy" Walker, on February 26, 1880 at Craig Co., Virginia; Laura lists her parents as Stephen and Susan Hancock on her marriage license.8,1,2 As of February 26, 1880,her married name was Elmore. Laura Katherine "Lora" Hancock died on April 13, 1928 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 70; Her obituary has a death date of Apr 14, 1928.7,3 She Mrs. Laura Elmore, widow of the late Paul N. Elmore, aged seventy-one, died at the home of one of her sons in Roanoke on Saturday, April 14th after a brief illness. Deceased was a daughter of the late Stephen Hancock and a native of Craig. The family moved to Roanoke about thirty years ago. Deceased is survived by several children, four sisters and one brother. She is also survived by two-half brothers, Mrs. C. L. Craft, a sister, and Mrs. A. M. Caldwell, a niece of Mrs. Elmore reside here. circa April 17, 1928.7

Census Records

1860Dwelling 286, Craigs Creek, Craig Co., Virginia9
1880Dwelling 74, District 23, New Castle, Craig Co., VirginiaLaura and her two children were enumerated in the household of her father Stephen Hancock10
1900Dwelling 48, District 3, Clifton Forge, Alleghany Co., Virginia9
1910Dwelling 229, District 121, Melrose Ward, Roanoke, Virginia11
1920Dwelling 29, District 36, Roanoke, Virginia12

Family

Paul Newton Elmore b. February 24, 1849, d. August 23, 1924
Marriage*Laura Katherine "Lora" Hancock married Paul Newton Elmore, son of Elder Andrew Jackson "Andy" Elmore and Elizabeth Murray "Betsy" Walker, on February 26, 1880 at Craig Co., Virginia; Laura lists her parents as Stephen and Susan Hancock on her marriage license.8,1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S274] Robert & Juanita Elmore Conner, "Personal Papers of Robert & Juanita Elmore Conner."
  2. [S1964] Charlene Elmore Blassingham, "Elmores of New Castle, VA."
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S602] "Personal knowledge of Jane E. Conner,."
  6. [S2253] Evergreen Burial Park, Roanoke VA, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=poff&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSst=48&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=61845073&CRid=50174&df=all&
  7. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Laura Elmore obituary in an undated newspaper.
  8. [S30] Ruth G. Hale, Craig County, Virginia Marriages 1851-1881.
  9. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Rufus Hughes Elmore obituary in Jan 13, 1919 edition.
  14. [S25] Richmond, VA Library of Virginia, Craig Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1853-1896.
  15. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.