Margaret Leola Anderson1,2,3

F, b. March 25, 1882, d. November 12, 1970
     Margaret Leola Anderson was buried at Sierra Hills Memorial Park, 5757 Greenback Lane, Sacramento, Sacramento Co., California.4 She was born on March 25, 1882 at Bolivar, Jefferson Co., West Virginia; The California death index has a birth year of 1883.4,3,5 She married George Taylor Chatham, son of William Gast Chatham and Margaret Jane Trask, on January 10, 1916 at Greensburg, Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania.6,3 As of January 10, 1916,her married name was Chatham.6 Margaret Leola Anderson died on November 12, 1970 at Sacramento Co., California, at age 88.5

Census Records

1920Dwelling 162, District 530, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania7
1930Dwelling 35, District 605, Forest Hills, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania8
1940Dwelling 193, District 2-618, Wilkinsburg, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania2

Family

George Taylor Chatham b. August 28, 1878, d. March 30, 1976
Marriage*Margaret Leola Anderson married George Taylor Chatham, son of William Gast Chatham and Margaret Jane Trask, on January 10, 1916 at Greensburg, Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania.6,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S274] Robert & Juanita Elmore Conner, "Personal Papers of Robert & Juanita Elmore Conner."
  2. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S6302] Salt Lake City, UT Marriage Records. Pennsylvania Marriages. FamilySearch, Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1852-1968.
  4. [S5232] Sierra Hills Memorial Park, Sacramento Co., CA, online http://www.findagrave.com/
  5. [S451] Center for Health Statistics Department of Health Services, California Death Index, 1940-1997.
  6. [S2067] Sacramento Bee, From the Chatham 50th wedding anniversary announcement in the Jan 6, 1966 edition.
  7. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Anna Lee Knight1

F, b. circa 1912, d. August 17, 1983
     Anna Lee Knight was buried at Bethel Cemetery, Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.2 She was born circa 1912 at Gardner, Mercer Co., West Virginia.1,2 As of November 23, 1933,her married name was Conner.1 She married Bernard Craft Conner, son of Costly Albert Conner and Martha Amelia Tiller, on November 29, 1933 at Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.1,3,2 Anna Lee Knight died on August 17, 1983 at Bluefield, Mercer Co., West Virginia.2 She Mrs. Anna L. Conner, 71, of Kegley, died Wednesday in a Bluefieid nursing home after a short illness. Bom at Gardener, she was a member of the Kegley United Methodist Church. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Vinie (Josephine) Wiley of Kegley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard C. Conner, in October 1982. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at Burns Wornal Chapel of Memorial Funeral Directory in Princeton with Rev. Randy Sargents officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery at Princeton. on August 18, 1983.2

Family

Bernard Craft Conner b. October 31, 1906, d. October 5, 1982
Marriage*She married Bernard Craft Conner, son of Costly Albert Conner and Martha Amelia Tiller, on November 29, 1933 at Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.1,3,2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Conner-Knight marriage record.
  2. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Anna L. Conner obituary in the Aug 18, 1983 edition.
  3. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Bernard C. Conner obituary in the Oct 5, 1982 edition.
  4. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Josephine Myrl Conner Wiley obituary in the Sep 16, 2016 edition.

Trixie Gladys Hill1,2,3,4

F, b. August 7, 1913, d. September 2, 1987
     Trixie Gladys Hill was buried at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Courthouse Road, Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.5,3 Her Social Security Number was 233-10-9126.6 She Trixie Gladys Hill Conner, 74, of Box 30, Old Athens Road, Princeton, died Wednesday September 2, 1987 at a Durham, N.C. hospital. Born August 7, 1913 in Princeton, she was the daughter of the late Shannon Carr Hill and Beulah B. Walker Hill. She was a retired service personnel with more than 20 years of service with the Mercer County Board of Education at Thorn Street Elementary School. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Princeton where she was a member of the Rise & Shine Circle and the AARP. She was preceded in death by her husband James Willard Conner, son James Kenneth Conner and two sisters, Mrs. Delma Wood and Mrs. Ruth Higgins. Survivors; daughter, Mrs. Larry (Bettye Sue) Bolen, Sr. of Princeton, sisters, Mrs. Lawrence E. (Kathleen) Crotty of Point Pleasant and Mrs. Jack (Jackie) Whittaker of Princeton; brothers, Dual Lee Hill of Princeton and Dale C. Hill of Statesville, N.C; two grandchildren, Kathy Jo Farley and Julia Anne Farley, both of Princeton; two step-grandchildren. Funeral services are 1 p.m. Friday in the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with the Rev. John Mendez officiating with burial in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today.3 She was born on August 7, 1913 at Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.6,1,3,5 She married James Willard Conner, son of Costly Albert Conner and Martha Amelia Tiller, on September 3, 1938 at Pearisburg, Giles Co., Virginia.2,3,4 As of September 3, 1938,her married name was Conner.4 Trixie Gladys Hill died on September 2, 1987 at Durham, Durham Co., North Carolina, at age 74.6,1,3,5

Family

James Willard Conner b. May 3, 1912, d. June 26, 1983
Marriage*She married James Willard Conner, son of Costly Albert Conner and Martha Amelia Tiller, on September 3, 1938 at Pearisburg, Giles Co., Virginia.2,3,4 
Children
  • James Kenneth Conner2,3
  • Bettye Sue Conner2,3

Citations

  1. [S1028] North Carolina Archives and Records Section and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, North Carolina Death Indexes, 1908-2004.
  2. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the James Willard Conner obituary in an unknown edition.
  3. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Trixie Gladys Hill Conner obituary in an unknown edition.
  4. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  5. [S2241] Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Mercer Co., WV, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=conner&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSst=52&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=52527626&CRid=79747&df=all&
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Mary Parthiena Bailey1,2,3,4,5

F, b. February 9, 1882, d. September 29, 1966
     Mary Parthiena Bailey was buried at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, 1917 West Main Street, Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.4,5 She was born on February 9, 1882 at Crumpler, McDowell Co., West Virginia.5 She married Fredrick Hines "Fred" Conner Sr., son of James Harrison Conner and Louisa Frances Stewart, on December 25, 1901 at Bristol, Sullivan Co., Tennessee.4 As of December 25, 1901,her married name was Conner. Mary Parthiena Bailey died on September 29, 1966 at Bluefield, Mercer Co., West Virginia, at age 84.4,5 She Princeton - Mary Parthenia Conner, 84, of Old Athens Road, Princeton, died in a Bluefield hospital Thursday night. Born at Crumpler, she was a daughter of the late Maston and Nancy Lambert Bailey. Her husband, Fred H. Conner, died in 1965. Survivors include four sons, J. G. of Rock, H. M. and Berman, both of Princeton, and Fred H. Jr. of Mullens; six daughters, Mrs. Oakley Simpson, Mrs. J. C. Martin and Mrs. Lou Ross, all of Bluefield, Mrs. J. H. DeWeese and Mrs. Paul Martin, both of Mullens, and Mrs. Nathan E. White of Princeton; a brother, John Bailey of Athens; 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. today in the Burns-Wornal Chapel of Memorial Funeral Directory with the Rev. Paul Bohn in charge. Burial will be in the Resthaven Park Cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be William, Clarence and Forrest Bailey, Clark Butler, Richard Wills and Eugene Nicewander, Women of the Melrose Presbyterian Church will carry flowers. on October 1, 1966.4

Census Records

1920Dwelling 510, District 88, East River, Mercer Co., West Virginia6
1930Dwelling 238, District 19, East River, Mercer Co., West Virginia7

Family

Fredrick Hines "Fred" Conner Sr. b. May 22, 1878, d. June 4, 1965
Marriage*Mary Parthiena Bailey married Fredrick Hines "Fred" Conner Sr., son of James Harrison Conner and Louisa Frances Stewart, on December 25, 1901 at Bristol, Sullivan Co., Tennessee.4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Oletha C. Martin obituary in the Oct 25, 2007 edition.
  2. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Lou C. Reynolds obituary in the Mar 23, 2008 edition.
  3. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Martin-Conner marriage record.
  4. [S1980] Post Herald and Register, From the Mary Parthenia Conner obituary in the Oct 1, 1966 edition.
  5. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Mary Parthenia Conner death record.
  6. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Sylvia Martin Smith obituary in the Jan 23, 2007 edition.
  9. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  10. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the James Gifford Conner obituary in the Apr 29, 1989 edition.
  11. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Loena Elsie White obituary in the Nov 8, 1998 edition.
  12. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Arlee Burman Conner obituary in the Apr 4, 2012 edition.
  13. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Conner-Rezzonico marriage record.

William Grant "Bill" Chatham1,2,3,4

M, b. October 29, 1916, d. November 2, 2006
FatherGeorge Taylor Chatham1,5,6,7,8,4 b. August 28, 1878, d. March 30, 1976
MotherMargaret Leola Anderson1,5,6,7,4 b. March 25, 1882, d. November 12, 1970
     His Social Security Number was 210-01-3951.9 William Grant "Bill" Chatham was born on October 29, 1916 at Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania; His draft card has a birth year of 1917.1,9,2,3 He married Maxine Evelyn Parsons on November 30, 1941 at Winchester, Virginia.4 William Grant "Bill" Chatham died on November 2, 2006 at McKinney, Collin Co., Texas, at age 90.9,2 He William Grant Chatham, formerly of Sacramento, California passed away peacefully on Nov. 2, 2006 at his youngest son's home in McKinney, Texas just four days after celebrating his 90th birthday. Bill was born in Pittsburgh, PA and graduated from West Liberty College in West Virginia where he met his wife and soul mate of 65 years, Maxine. He joined the Navy after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and was stationed in Corvallis, Oregon where he helped set up Camp Adair and served as a physical therapist. After the war Bill and Maxine returned to Pittsburgh for a brief time, but made their home in Oregon for the better part of the next 10 years. Bill's presence was felt in the small town of Drain where he was "The Coach". He coached his football, baseball and basketball teams to five State Championships. He was also instrumental in building the Veterans' Memorial Swimming Pool and organizing a semi-pro baseball team, the Drain Black Socks, and coached his team to the National Championship. In 1952, Bill joined Business Men's Assurance Company as a salesman where he excelled, qualifying for the Million Dollar Round Table each and every year. In 1954 he was promoted to Branch Manager of the Sacramento BMA office where he mentored and supervised as many as 50 salesmen at one time. Bill remained active during his entire career with the Lions Club. In 1978, Bill retired from BMA. He and Maxine returned once again to their Oregon roots in 1999 to enjoy each other, their grandchildren, great-grandchildren and see the world. Bill is survived by his wife, Maxine; two daughters, Linda and her husband Keith Lovett and Karen and her husband Harold Weight; two sons, William and his wife Gwen and Bob and his wife Jan; 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. on November 11, 2006.2

Census Records

1920Dwelling 162, District 530, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania5
1930Dwelling 35, District 605, Forest Hills, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania6
1940Dwelling 193, District 2-618, Wilkinsburg, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania7

Family

Maxine Evelyn Parsons b. July 15, 1921, d. January 29, 2015
Marriage*William Grant "Bill" Chatham married Maxine Evelyn Parsons on November 30, 1941 at Winchester, Virginia.4 
Children
  • Linda C. Chatham1,2
  • Karen J. Chatham1,2
  • William T. Chatham1,2
  • Robert H. "Bob" Chatham1,2

Citations

  1. [S274] Robert & Juanita Elmore Conner, "Personal Papers of Robert & Juanita Elmore Conner."
  2. [S2067] Sacramento Bee, From the William Grant Chatham obituary in the Nov 11, 2006 edition.
  3. [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.
  4. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  5. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S2067] Sacramento Bee, From the George Taylor Chatham obituary in the Apr 1, 1976 edition.
  9. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

James Earlie "Earl" Gearhart1

M, b. March 10, 1966, d. June 2, 2001
FatherJames Melvin Gearhart1 b. January 24, 1937, d. June 12, 1989
MotherConnie Sue Rose1
     James Earlie "Earl" Gearhart was buried at Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Wright's Mountain, Mercer Co., West Virginia.1 He was born on March 10, 1966 at Bluefield, Mercer Co., West Virginia.1 He died on June 2, 2001 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, at age 35.1 He CLEVELAND, Ohio - James Earlie 'Earl' Gearhart, 35, of Cleveland, formerly of Rock, died Saturday, June 2, 2001 at his home. Born March 10, 1966, in Bluefield, he was the son of the late James Melvin Gearhart and Connie Rose Gearhart Singh of Cleveland. Mr. Gearhart was a mechanic in Cleveland. He was of the Baptist faith. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death his paternal grandfather, Casper Earlie Gearhart; and his maternal grandparents, John and Alice Rose. In addition to his mother, he is survived by two sons, James Gearhart and Andrew Gearhart both of Cleveland; paternal grandmother, Eldona Gearhart of Rock; stepfather, Mike Singh of Cleveland; four sisters, Selena Tancik, Aletha Falkenstein, Alice Gearhart, and Cathy Rametta all of Cleveland; two uncles, Gene Gearhart of Rock and Tommy Rose of Cleveland; and four aunts, Evelene Horne of Rock, Joy Garten of Roanoke, Va., and Cora Atwell and Shirley Rose both of Montcalm. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Wright Mountain Baptist Church in Rock with the Rev. Randolph Dishner officiating. Interment will follow at Wesley Chapel Cemetery at Wright Mountain, Rock. Pallbearers will be Carson Dishner, Wayne DeBoard, Brad Vaughan, Raymond Atwell, John Atwell, and Dwight McCormick. Friends may call at the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton from 7-9 p.m. today and at the church one hour prior to funeral service. on June 6, 2001.1

Family

Children
  • James Gearhart1
  • Andrew Gearhart1

Citations

  1. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the James Earlie Gearhart obitiaury in the Jun 6, 2001 edition.

Herman Board1,2,3,4,5,6,7

M, b. September 29, 1907, d. June 16, 1995
FatherHoratio R. "Rush" Board3,4,6 b. December 1, 1874, d. June 10, 1961
MotherNancy Gardenia "Denie" Blackwell3,4,6 b. May 10, 1872, d. April 8, 1929
     His Social Security Number was 223-48-0263.8 Herman Board was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,4,5 He was born on September 29, 1907 at Floyd Co., Virginia.8,1,2,3,4 He married Bessie Marie Hale, daughter of Caleb Elbert Hale and Gracie Georgia Lee, on April 8, 1933 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,4,5,7 Herman Board died on June 16, 1995 at Check, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 87.8,1,2,4,5 He BOARD, Herman, 87, of Check, died Friday, June 16, 1995, at his home. Surviving are his wife, Bessie Hale Board of Check; one daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Melvin Gearhart of Copper Hill; one son and daughter-in-law, Allen and Mary Board of Roanoke; six grandchildren, Dana Clabbers, Darryl Gearhart, Karyn Farrell, Michael Gearhart, Dale Board, and Sarah Gearhart; one great-grandchild, Lucas Board; two sisters, Edith Board and Jettie Board both of Floyd. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Red Oak Grove Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Albert L. Naff officiating. Interment will be in Wilson Cemetery. Flowers will be appreciated, however, donations may be made to: Floyd County Rescue Squad or The American Cancer Society. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Wood Funeral Home, Floyd. on June 17, 1995.5

Census Records

1940Dwelling 2, District 32-11, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia9

Occupation

1940Farmer9

Family

Bessie Marie Hale b. June 1, 1911, d. June 14, 2009
Marriage*Herman Board married Bessie Marie Hale, daughter of Caleb Elbert Hale and Gracie Georgia Lee, on April 8, 1933 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,4,5,7 
Children

Citations

  1. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  2. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  3. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Herman Board obituary in the Jun 17, 1995 edition.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Edith Attaway Board obituary in the May 23, 2007 edition.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Bessie Marie Hale Board obituary in the Jun 15, 2009 edition.
  8. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.
  11. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  12. [S306] Ora Belle Mayberry McColman and Others, Emera Altizer of Montgomery Co., VA and Some of his Descendants 1736-1997.
  13. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.