James Montgomery McNeil1,2

M, b. October 7, 1869, d. April 4, 1940
FatherHenry McNeil3,1,2 b. May 22, 1845, d. May 23, 1924
MotherSarah Jane Manning3,1,2 b. 1850, d. October 2, 1871
     James Montgomery McNeil was buried at Iddings Cemetery, intersection of Daniel's Run Road and Huffville Road, Terrys Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia.4,2 He was born on October 7, 1869 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,1,2 He married Olia Odoxie Sisson, daughter of John Henry Sisson and Virginia Catherine "Ginny" Board, on March 27, 1892 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,4,1,2 James Montgomery McNeil died on April 4, 1940 at age 70.4,1,2

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5

Family

Olia Odoxie Sisson b. December 25, 1876, d. February 28, 1958
Marriage*James Montgomery McNeil married Olia Odoxie Sisson, daughter of John Henry Sisson and Virginia Catherine "Ginny" Board, on March 27, 1892 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,4,1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S911] Paul McNeil, "McNeil Genealogy."
  2. [S1859] Eleanor Stuart Mcneil Mullins and Maynard McNeil, "Some Descendants of Jacob Ireson McNeil."
  3. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  5. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S18] James R. & Sebert L. Sisson, Descendants of the Ludlow B. Sisson Family, Third Edition.
  7. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.

Olia Odoxie Sisson1

F, b. December 25, 1876, d. February 28, 1958
FatherJohn Henry Sisson2,3 b. May 25, 1849, d. September 26, 1918
MotherVirginia Catherine "Ginny" Board2,3 b. September 30, 1857, d. October 30, 1920
     Olia Odoxie Sisson was buried at Iddings Cemetery, intersection of Daniel's Run Road and Huffville Road, Terrys Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia.4 She was born on December 25, 1876 at Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.4,2,3,1 She married James Montgomery McNeil, son of Henry McNeil and Sarah Jane Manning, on March 27, 1892 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,4,3,1 As of March 27, 1892,her married name was McNeil. Olia Odoxie Sisson died on February 28, 1958 at age 81.4,3,1

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1940Dwelling 225, District 81-16, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia6

Family

James Montgomery McNeil b. October 7, 1869, d. April 4, 1940
Marriage*Olia Odoxie Sisson married James Montgomery McNeil, son of Henry McNeil and Sarah Jane Manning, on March 27, 1892 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,4,3,1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1859] Eleanor Stuart Mcneil Mullins and Maynard McNeil, "Some Descendants of Jacob Ireson McNeil."
  2. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S911] Paul McNeil, "McNeil Genealogy."
  4. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  5. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S18] James R. & Sebert L. Sisson, Descendants of the Ludlow B. Sisson Family, Third Edition.
  8. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.

Casper Duhering "Chess" DeWese1,2,3,4

M, b. January 16, 1891, d. March 11, 1948
FatherHenry Cassell DeWeese1,2,5,4 b. January 22, 1866, d. December 16, 1929
MotherSarah Jane Kelley1,2,4 b. November, 1865, d. 1909
     Casper Duhering "Chess" DeWese was buried at Fairview Cemetery, Williamson, Mingo Co., West Virginia.4 He was born on January 16, 1891 at Floyd Co., Virginia; His death certificate has a birth date of Feb 16, 1890.1,3,4 He married Gertrude Della Hall circa 1922.6,4,7 Casper Duhering "Chess" DeWese died on March 11, 1948 at Williamson, Mingo Co., West Virginia, at age 57.4

Census Records

1900Dwelling 279, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1910Dwelling 216, District 142, Thornhill, Mercer Co., West Virginia5
1930Dwelling 209, District 25, Williamson, Mingo Co., West Virginia6

Occupation

1910Coal operation engineer5
1930Steam railroad locomotive engineer6

Family 1

Child
  • Pauline DeWese6

Family 2

Gertrude Della Hall
Marriage*Casper Duhering "Chess" DeWese married Gertrude Della Hall circa 1922.6,4,7 
Child

Citations

  1. [S1007] Paula Kelley Ward, "O'Kelley - Seven Generations of Descendants," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Dec 17, 2003.
  2. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1253] Selective Service System United States, U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.
  4. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Casper D. DeWese death certificate.
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Casper David DeWese death certificate.

Hanston Cassel "Toy" DeWese1,2,3

M, b. June 6, 1896, d. December 23, 1960
FatherHenry Cassell DeWeese1,4,5,3 b. January 22, 1866, d. December 16, 1929
MotherSarah Jane Kelley1,4,3 b. November, 1865, d. 1909
     Hanston Cassel "Toy" DeWese was buried at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Courthouse Road, Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.3 He was born on June 6, 1896 at Pizarro, Floyd Co., Virginia; On his WWII Draft Registration card he listed his birth date as Jun 9, 1896.1,2,6,3 He married Dora Bell Hufford on February 13, 1919 at Mercer Co., West Virginia.7,1,8 Hanston Cassel "Toy" DeWese married Hazel Blanche Stowers circa 1923.1,9 Hanston Cassel "Toy" DeWese died on December 23, 1960 at Bastian, Bland Co., Virginia, at age 64.1,3

Census Records

1900Dwelling 279, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1910Dwelling 216, District 142, Thornhill, Mercer Co., West Virginia5
1920Dwelling 159, District 102, Rock, Mercer Co., West Virginia10
1930Dwelling 544, District 29, Rock, Mercer Co., West Virginia9
1940Dwelling 347, District 28-45, Rock, Mercer Co., West Virginia11

Occupation

1920Coal mine dumoman10
1930Coal mine foreman9
1940Coal mine foreman11

Family 1

Dora Bell Hufford b. May 9, 1895, d. June 9, 1924
Marriage*Hanston Cassel "Toy" DeWese married Dora Bell Hufford on February 13, 1919 at Mercer Co., West Virginia.7,1,8 
Children

Family 2

Hazel Blanche Stowers b. October 4, 1898, d. November, 1977
Marriage*Hanston Cassel "Toy" DeWese married Hazel Blanche Stowers circa 1923.1,9 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1007] Paula Kelley Ward, "O'Kelley - Seven Generations of Descendants," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Dec 17, 2003.
  2. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S1253] Selective Service System United States, U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.
  7. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Dora DeWeese death certificate.
  8. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the DeWeese-Burge marriage record.
  9. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S3475] Pocahontas Cemetery, Tazweel Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  13. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Mary Helen DeWeese death certificate.
  14. [S1905] Sun News, The, From the Mildred Ray obituary in the Feb 25, 2013 edition.
  15. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Mantella "Mantel" DeWeese1,2,3

F, b. August 22, 1899, d. June 9, 1924
FatherHenry Cassell DeWeese2,3,4,5 b. January 22, 1866, d. December 16, 1929
MotherSarah Jane Kelley2,3,4 b. November, 1865, d. 1909
     Mantella "Mantel" DeWeese was buried at Pocahontas Cemetery, Rt. 102, Pocahontas, Tazewell Co., Virginia; Although not in the cemetery listing, all six of the other members killed in the tragic accident were buried here. Her marker is probably no longer visible.6 She was born on August 22, 1899 at Floyd Co., Virginia; Her death certificate has a birt date of Mar 2, 1899.2,3,7 She married Shelman C. Vest, son of John Vest and Eliza E. Angle, on April 12, 1916 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1 As of April 12, 1916,her married name was Vest. Mantella "Mantel" DeWeese died on June 9, 1924 at McComas, Mercer Co., West Virginia, at age 24; Died as a result of a house fire in which many other DeWeese and Vest family members perished.7,8 She WELCH, June 10 - State highway construction received it set-back here yesterday when several miles of newly graded road were washed out by a cloudburst on the North fork of the Elkhorn river. Roads east and west of Welch were blocked, in some places being under five or six feet of water. A coal tipple at Rolfe, and a number of small houses along the river bank at Keystone, Northfork and Superior were washed away, and basements of about 20 stores were flooded. Damage in the Elkhorn valley was estimated to reach at least $100,000. Much damage was done in Mercer county where eight lives were lost and bridges and sections of rail lines washed away. The fatalities occurred on Crane creek near the tipple of the American Coal company. A huge pile of slate undermined by the water, crashed onto a house at the foot of the pile, burying seven people. The eighth victim was a member of a rescue party. The dead: Mrs. Shellmon C. Vest and 5-year-old son; Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher Dewese, Mrs. Toney Dewese and two daughters, 2 and 5 years of age, and Amelio Premoveno, the last named being a member of a rescue party. It may be several days, it was said, before the bodies can be recovered from under the slate. on June 10, 1924.8

Census Records

1900Dwelling 279, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1910Dwelling 216, District 142, Thornhill, Mercer Co., West Virginia5

Family

Shelman C. Vest b. December 31, 1895, d. October 7, 1934
Marriage*Mantella "Mantel" DeWeese married Shelman C. Vest, son of John Vest and Eliza E. Angle, on April 12, 1916 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S134] Granddaughter Alice V. Thomas, granddaughter-in-law Mrs. Lala Vest Rev. Peter R. Vest, Rev. Peter R. Vest Files.
  2. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S1007] Paula Kelley Ward, "O'Kelley - Seven Generations of Descendants," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Dec 17, 2003.
  4. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S3475] Pocahontas Cemetery, Tazweel Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  7. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Mantella DeWeese Vest death certificate.
  8. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From an article in the Jun 10, 1924 edition.
  9. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Broudly L. Vest death certificate.

Susan Virginia "Sue" Akers

F, b. June 11, 1857, d. June 17, 1934
FatherWilliam Henry Akers b. June 20, 1817, d. April 17, 1891
MotherElizabeth Ann Akers b. June 9, 1825, d. April 6, 1902
     Susan Virginia "Sue" Akers was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 She was born on June 11, 1857 at Virginia.1,2 She married Robert Willie "Rob" Smith on November 20, 1879 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3 As of November 20, 1879,her married name was Smith. Susan Virginia "Sue" Akers died on June 17, 1934 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 77.1,2

Census Records

1890Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia4

Family

Robert Willie "Rob" Smith b. April 30, 1858, d. July 10, 1943
Marriage*Susan Virginia "Sue" Akers married Robert Willie "Rob" Smith on November 20, 1879 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3 

Citations

  1. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  2. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  3. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.

Robert Willie "Rob" Smith

M, b. April 30, 1858, d. July 10, 1943
     Robert Willie "Rob" Smith was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 He was born on April 30, 1858 at Virginia.1,2 He married Susan Virginia "Sue" Akers, daughter of William Henry Akers and Elizabeth Ann Akers, on November 20, 1879 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3 Robert Willie "Rob" Smith died on July 10, 1943 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 85; Paul Craghead's listing has a death date of Jul 10, 1942.1,2

Census Records

1890Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia4

Family

Susan Virginia "Sue" Akers b. June 11, 1857, d. June 17, 1934
Marriage*Robert Willie "Rob" Smith married Susan Virginia "Sue" Akers, daughter of William Henry Akers and Elizabeth Ann Akers, on November 20, 1879 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3 

Citations

  1. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  2. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  3. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.

Dillard Sparrel Dobbins1,2,3

M, b. March 15, 1878, d. August 18, 1957
FatherBallard C. Dobbins1 b. December 29, 1842, d. April 6, 1930
MotherSarah Malinda Jones1 b. circa 1849, d. March 15, 1921
     Dillard Sparrel Dobbins 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.2 He was born on March 15, 1878 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,3 He married Lucy Ella Mitchell on October 5, 1898 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 Dillard Sparrel Dobbins died on August 18, 1957 at age 79.2

Census Records

1890Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia4

Family

Lucy Ella Mitchell b. November 21, 1879, d. October 17, 1977
Marriage*Dillard Sparrel Dobbins married Lucy Ella Mitchell on October 5, 1898 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S221] Barb Reininger, Red Oak Grove Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  3. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  4. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  6. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Lucy Ella Mitchell1

F, b. November 21, 1879, d. October 17, 1977
     Lucy Ella Mitchell 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.2,3 She was born on November 21, 1879 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 She married Dillard Sparrel Dobbins, son of Ballard C. Dobbins and Sarah Malinda Jones, on October 5, 1898 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 As of October 5, 1898,her married name was Dobbins. Lucy Ella Mitchell died on October 17, 1977 at Kissimmee, Osceola Co., Florida, at age 97.2,3 She FLOYD -- Mrs. Lucy Ellen Dobbins, 97, a native of Floyd and the widow of Dillard Dobbins died Monday morning, October 17, in Kissimmee, Fla. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Hayward Johnson, of Kissimmee; two sons, James and Frank Dobbins, both of Roanoke; one sister, Mrs. Maggie Sumpter, Perryville, Md; 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral will be October 21, at 1:00 p.m. at the Red Oak Grove Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Archie Naff and the Rev. R. L. Painter officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. on October 20, 1977.3

Family

Dillard Sparrel Dobbins b. March 15, 1878, d. August 18, 1957
Marriage*She married Dillard Sparrel Dobbins, son of Ballard C. Dobbins and Sarah Malinda Jones, on October 5, 1898 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S221] Barb Reininger, Red Oak Grove Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  3. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Lucy Ellen Dobbins obituary in the Oct 20, 1977 edition.
  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. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Leonard Hall Strickler1,2

M, b. May 16, 1908, d. September 27, 1987
FatherHerbert Helm Strickler1,3,4,5,6,2 b. October 24, 1884, d. November 7, 1962
MotherLouanna Elizabeth Hall1,3,4,5,6,2 b. December 4, 1888, d. January 19, 1967
     Leonard Hall Strickler was buried at Pine Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Rt. 682, 0.6 miles north of Rt. 221, Floyd Co., Virginia.7,2 His Social Security Number was 226-32-2808.8 He was born on May 16, 1908 at Floyd Co., Virginia.8,1 He married Inez Nolen, daughter of Callahill H. Nolen and Louise Graham, on January 18, 1945 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 Leonard Hall Strickler died on September 27, 1987 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 79.7,2

Census Records

1910Dwelling 27, Division 49, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1920Dwelling 4, District 97, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1930Dwelling 205, District 10, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1940Dwelling 17, District 32-11, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia6

Occupation

1930Farm laborer5
1940Farm laborer6
1945Farmer1

Family

Inez Nolen b. April 14, 1904, d. June 11, 1971
Marriage*Leonard Hall Strickler married Inez Nolen, daughter of Callahill H. Nolen and Louise Graham, on January 18, 1945 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd 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. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S291] Kendra Arthur, J. D. Howery, Donna J. Robertson, and family records Barb Reininger with additional annotation Arthur Unknown, Pine Creek Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  8. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Rosa Altice/Richardson1

F, b. circa 1874
     Rosa Altice/Richardson Rosa Altice could be the same Rosa Richardson who married Elijah Altice in 1898. She was born circa 1874 at Virginia.2 She married James Monroe Radford, son of Joshua R. Radford and Sarah Agee, in 1902 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 As of 1902,her married name was Radford.1

Family

James Monroe Radford b. August 30, 1869, d. 1930
Marriage*Rosa Altice/Richardson married James Monroe Radford, son of Joshua R. Radford and Sarah Agee, in 1902 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm

Laura Alice Terry1

F, b. April 25, 1866, d. September 19, 1923
FatherSamuel A. Terry b. August 10, 1839, d. August 5, 1914
MotherLoza/Lauza A. Moore b. January 5, 1844, d. March 23, 1893
     Laura Alice Terry was buried at West Family Cemetery, Westwood, Route 4, Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 She was born on April 25, 1866 at Virginia.1 She died on September 19, 1923 at Virginia at age 57.1

Census Records

1890Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia2

Citations

  1. [S1021] Mary Conner Williams, West Family Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  2. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.

Terry Samuel West1,2,3,4

M, b. January 28, 1890, d. April 11, 1937
FatherWilliam Jackson West1,5,6 b. September 4, 1862, d. January 19, 1955
MotherEura Ellen Terry5,6 b. February 5, 1869, d. November 16, 1943
     Terry Samuel West was buried at West Family Cemetery, Westwood, Route 4, Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 He was born on January 28, 1890 at Pizarro, Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3,4 He married Ima Claire Saunders, daughter of Samuel Saunders and Mary E. Stone, circa 1916.7,8 Terry Samuel West died on April 11, 1937 at Court House District, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 47.2,4

Census Records

1900Dwelling 126, District 18, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1910Dwelling 248, District 49, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1920Dwelling 75, District 127, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia9
1930Dwelling 102, District 12, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8

Occupation

1920Livery worker9
1930Auto repair shop owner8

Family

Ima Claire Saunders b. October 8, 1897, d. June 15, 1971
Marriage*Terry Samuel West married Ima Claire Saunders, daughter of Samuel Saunders and Mary E. Stone, circa 1916.7,8 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1019] Will of William J. West will, Will of William J. West, unknown repository.
  2. [S1021] Mary Conner Williams, West Family Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  3. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S3] Mary Conner Williams, "Conner Family Researcher Mary Conner Williams," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, 2001-2005.
  8. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S1023] Virginia Floyd Co., Floyd Co., Virginia Deed Book 56, From the will of Terry S. West, presented to the court Jun 20, 1938.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Eura West Banner obituary in the Jan 23, 2015 edition.
  12. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the John William West obituary in the Feb 3, 2016 edition.
  13. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the West sisters double wedding announcement in an undated edition.
  14. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

John Grover West1,2

M, b. October 11, 1892, d. September 1, 1973
FatherWilliam Jackson West1,3,4,5,6,7 b. September 4, 1862, d. January 19, 1955
MotherEura Ellen Terry1,4,5,6,7 b. February 5, 1869, d. November 16, 1943
     His Social Security Number was 224-20-1169.8 John Grover West was buried at Jacksonville Burial Ground, Rt. 8, 0.25 miles south of Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia; His tombstone reads "Virginia PVT U.S. Army World War I."9,2 He was born on October 11, 1892 at Floyd Co., Virginia.9,8,1 He married Mary Katherine "Kate" Cannaday, daughter of Tazewell Howard Cannaday and Julia Ann Foster, on March 15, 1939 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,9,10 John Grover West died on September 1, 1973 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 80.2 He FLOYD -- John Grover West, age 80, died Sunday, September 1, 1973, in a Salem hospital. He was a veteran of World War I. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. O. O. Atto of Floyd, Miss Alice West of Floyd; three nephews, John William West of Floyd; Richard S. West of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Franklin D. West of Salem; two nieces, Mrs. W. P. Jackson of Roanoke, Mrs. James Turner of Salem. Funeral services were Tuesday, September 4, 1973, at 10 a.m. the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Grady Winegar and Dr. H. G. See officiating. Interment followed in Jacksonville Cemetery. on September 6, 1973.2

Census Records

1900Dwelling 126, District 18, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1910Dwelling 248, District 49, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1920Dwelling 100, District 99, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1920Dwelling 94, District 112, Leatherwood, Henry Co., VirginiaEnumerated in the household of his uncle Walter West7
1940Dwelling 59, District 32-7, Court House District, Floyd Co., Virginia11

Occupation

1920Farmer7
1940Auto mechanic11

Family

Mary Katherine "Kate" Cannaday b. November 5, 1905, d. December 16, 1961
Marriage*John Grover West married Mary Katherine "Kate" Cannaday, daughter of Tazewell Howard Cannaday and Julia Ann Foster, on March 15, 1939 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,9,10 

Citations

  1. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S116] Floyd Press, From the John Grover West obituary in the Sep 6, 1973 edition.
  3. [S1019] Will of William J. West will, Will of William J. West, unknown repository.
  4. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Willie West Sowers obituary in the Jun 14, 1973 edition.
  5. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  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. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  9. [S328] Donna J. Robertson, Tombstone Inscriptions of Floyd County, Virginia.
  10. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  11. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Mary L. West1,2

F, b. June 18, 1897, d. December 1, 1971
FatherWilliam Jackson West3,4,5,1,2 b. September 4, 1862, d. January 19, 1955
MotherEura Ellen Terry4,5,1,2 b. February 5, 1869, d. November 16, 1943
     Mary L. West was buried at West Family Cemetery, Westwood, Route 4, Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.6,2 She was born on June 18, 1897 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6,2 She died on December 1, 1971 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 74.6,2

Census Records

1900Dwelling 126, District 18, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1910Dwelling 248, District 49, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1920Dwelling 100, District 99, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia1

Citations

  1. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  3. [S1019] Will of William J. West will, Will of William J. West, unknown repository.
  4. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S1021] Mary Conner Williams, West Family Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.

Alice Permelia West1,2

F, b. September 11, 1902, d. December 2, 1991
FatherWilliam Jackson West3,4,5,6,7,8 b. September 4, 1862, d. January 19, 1955
MotherEura Ellen Terry4,5,6,7,8 b. February 5, 1869, d. November 16, 1943
     Alice Permelia West was buried at West Family Cemetery, Westwood, Route 4, Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 Her Social Security Number was 226-42-5481.9 She was born on September 11, 1902 at Virginia.9,2 She died on December 2, 1991 at Radford, Virginia, at age 89.9,1,2 She Alice Permelia West, 89, died Monday, December 2, in a Radford hospital. She taught school for over forty years in Virginia, retiring from the Fairfax County Schools in 1967. Upon retirement, she received many tributes from former students and parents for her dedicated work. She has been involved in various activities including the Garden Club, the Historical Society, the Virginia Retired Teachers Association as well as the Floyd United Methodist Women. She received numerous awards for her flower arrangements, was an avid gardener and had raised thousands of boxwoods. She is survived by one sister, Erma Atto of Floyd; two nieces, Eura Banner of Roanoke; and Mary Alice Turner, Salem; three nephews, John W. West, Roanoke; Richard S. West, Chattanooga, Tenn; and Frank D. West, Salem; also several great-nieces and great-nephews. The funeral will be Thursday 1:00 p.m. at the Floyd United Methodist Church with the Rev. Leonard Arnold officiating. Interment will be in the West Family Cemetery on the family farm, Westwood, Route 4, Floyd. The family will receive friends 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Wood Funeral Home. on December 4, 1991.1

Census Records

1910Dwelling 248, District 49, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1920Dwelling 100, District 99, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1930Dwelling 147, District 10, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1940Dwelling 155, District 32-12, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia8

Occupation

1930Public school teacher7
1940Teacher8

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Alice Permelia West obitutary in the Dec 4, 1991 edition.
  2. [S1021] Mary Conner Williams, West Family Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  3. [S1019] Will of William J. West will, Will of William J. West, unknown repository.
  4. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Willie West Sowers obituary in the Jun 14, 1973 edition.
  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. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Willie Ila West1,2

F, b. August 24, 1908, d. June 9, 1973
FatherWilliam Jackson West1,2,3,4,5,6 b. September 4, 1862, d. January 19, 1955
MotherEura Ellen Terry2,3,4,5,6 b. February 5, 1869, d. November 16, 1943
     Willie Ila West was buried at West Family Cemetery, Westwood, Route 4, Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.7,3 She and Frank R. Sowers were divorced.8 Willie Ila West was born on August 24, 1908 at Floyd Co., Virginia.7,2 She married Frank R. Sowers, son of Joseph Albert Sowers and Lucy Etta "Bea" Scott, on November 29, 1934 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2 As of November 29, 1934,her married name was Sowers. Willie Ila West died on June 9, 1973 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 64.7,3 She FLOYD -- Mrs. Willie West Sowers, age 64, died Saturday, June 9, 1973, in a Roanoke hospital. She was a former Floyd County school teacher. She was the daughter of the late William J. and Eura Terry West. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. O. O. Atto, and Miss Alice West, both of Floyd; one brother, John G. West, Floyd. Funeral services were held Monday, June 11, 1973, at 11:00 a.m. at the Floyd United Methodist Church, the Rev. Grady C. Winegar officiating. Burial followed in the family cemetery. on June 14, 1973.3

Census Records

1910Dwelling 248, District 49, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1920Dwelling 100, District 99, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1930Dwelling 147, District 10, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia6

Occupation

1930Public school teacher6

Family

Frank R. Sowers b. July 22, 1912, d. April, 1984
Divorce*Willie Ila West and Frank R. Sowers were divorced.8 
Marriage* Willie Ila West married Frank R. Sowers, son of Joseph Albert Sowers and Lucy Etta "Bea" Scott, on November 29, 1934 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2 

Citations

  1. [S1019] Will of William J. West will, Will of William J. West, unknown repository.
  2. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Willie West Sowers obituary in the Jun 14, 1973 edition.
  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. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S1021] Mary Conner Williams, West Family Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  8. [S3] Mary Conner Williams, "Conner Family Researcher Mary Conner Williams," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, 2001-2005.

Robert Edward Sink1,2

M, b. December 17, 1918, d. July 21, 1948
FatherJames Monroe Sink1,2 b. May 8, 1880, d. April 15, 1939
MotherLydia Margaret Aldridge1,2 b. October 21, 1883, d. December 31, 1969
     Robert Edward Sink married Mary Ellen "Honey" Wimmer, daughter of Thomas Flemmington "Flem" Wimmer and Hattie F. DeWeese.1 Robert Edward Sink was buried at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery, 8838 Floyd Hwy N. US Hwy 221, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 He was born on December 17, 1918 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 He died on July 21, 1948 at age 29; Robert committed suicide.1,2

Census Records

1940Dwelling 208, Enumeration District 34-2, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia3

Occupation

1940Park service traffic checker3

Family

Mary Ellen "Honey" Wimmer b. November 15, 1915, d. August 15, 2002
Marriage*Robert Edward Sink married Mary Ellen "Honey" Wimmer, daughter of Thomas Flemmington "Flem" Wimmer and Hattie F. DeWeese.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S162] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, William G. "The Settler" Aldridge, Floyd Co., VA.
  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.

Norma Jean Sink1,2,3,4,5

F, b. July 24, 1938, d. June 17, 1992
FatherRobert Edward Sink1,3,4,6 b. December 17, 1918, d. July 21, 1948
MotherMary Ellen "Honey" Wimmer1,2,3,4,7,6 b. November 15, 1915, d. August 15, 2002
     Norma Jean Sink was buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5737 Airport Road NW, Roanoke, Virginia.7 Her married name was Sutphin.2 She married Christy Elijah Sutphin Jr., son of Christy Elijah Sutphin Sr. and Sallie Pugh.2,7 Norma Jean Sink was born on July 24, 1938 at Floyd Co., Virginia.8,6 As of September 25, 1959,her married name was Tinsley.6 She married Paskel Wade Tinsley Jr. on September 25, 1959 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.6 Norma Jean Sink and Paskel Wade Tinsley Jr. were divorced on October 1, 1964 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.5 Norma Jean Sink died on June 17, 1992 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 53.9,7 She Norma Jean Sutphin, age 53, went to be with the Lord on June 17, 1992. She was a faithful and dedicated member of Patterson Memorial Grace Brethren Church. She will be sadly missed by her husband, children, family and many friends. Surviving is her husband, Chris E. Sutphin, Jr; a daughter, Sonja Sutphin; a stepson and daughter-in-law, Eric and Lori Sutphin of Vinton; a stepdaughter, Sherry St. Clair of Roanoke; her mother, Mary E. Hundley of Roanoke; two sisters and brother-in-law, Bonnie and John Dunn of Check; Iris S. Willis of Christiansburg; three stepgrandchildren, Chad Sutphin, Crystal and Chance St. Clair. Services will be from Patterson Memorial Grace Brethren Church at 1:00 p.m. Saturday. Pastor Don Eshelman and the Rev. Frank Wimmer will officiate. The remains will be moved to the church 1 hour prior to service. Interment will be in Blue Memorial Gardens. on June 19, 1992.7

Census Records

1940Dwelling 208, Enumeration District 34-2, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia4

Family 1

Paskel Wade Tinsley Jr.
Marriage*Norma Jean Sink married Paskel Wade Tinsley Jr. on September 25, 1959 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.6 
Divorce* Norma Jean Sink and Paskel Wade Tinsley Jr. were divorced on October 1, 1964 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.5 

Family 2

Christy Elijah Sutphin Jr. b. May 18, 1934, d. May 10, 2019
Marriage*Norma Jean Sink married Christy Elijah Sutphin Jr., son of Christy Elijah Sutphin Sr. and Sallie Pugh.2,7 
Child
  • Sonja Leigh Sutphin7

Citations

  1. [S162] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, William G. "The Settler" Aldridge, Floyd Co., VA.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mary Wimmer Hundley obituary in the Aug 16, 2002 edition.
  3. [S44] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, The Christopher and Nancy Moore Richards Family of Franklin Co., VA.
  4. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.
  6. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Norma Jean Sutphin obituary in the Jun 19, 1992 edition.
  8. [S1235] Ancestry.com, U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1.
  9. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.