Fitzhugh Lee "Fitz" Sowers1,2,3

M, b. December 20, 1886, d. December 25, 1962
FatherJohn William Sowers1 b. October 15, 1858, d. March 19, 1939
MotherCalidona D. Lampey1 b. February, 1858, d. January 28, 1921
     Fitzhugh Lee "Fitz" Sowers 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.4 He was born on December 20, 1886 at Floyd Co., Virginia; His WWI Draft Registration card has a birth date of Dec 20, 1885.1,4,3 He married Ruby Alvie Howery, daughter of Jonathan Howery and Elizabeth Alice "Eliza" LeSueur, circa 1909.1,4 Fitzhugh Lee "Fitz" Sowers died on December 25, 1962 at age 76.1,4

Census Records

1890Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia5

Family

Ruby Alvie Howery b. May 16, 1887, d. December 23, 1969
Marriage*Fitzhugh Lee "Fitz" Sowers married Ruby Alvie Howery, daughter of Jonathan Howery and Elizabeth Alice "Eliza" LeSueur, circa 1909.1,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm
  2. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  4. [S221] Barb Reininger, Red Oak Grove Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  5. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Glada Sowers Hale obituary in the Jul 13, 2012 edition.
  8. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Ruby Alvie Howery1

F, b. May 16, 1887, d. December 23, 1969
FatherJonathan Howery b. April 19, 1855, d. February 9, 1931
MotherElizabeth Alice "Eliza" LeSueur b. November 6, 1861, d. September 9, 1935
     Ruby Alvie Howery 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 She was born on May 16, 1887 at Virginia.2 She married Fitzhugh Lee "Fitz" Sowers, son of John William Sowers and Calidona D. Lampey, circa 1909.3,2 As of circa 1909,her married name was Sowers. Ruby Alvie Howery died on December 23, 1969 at age 82.3,2

Census Records

1890Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia4

Family

Fitzhugh Lee "Fitz" Sowers b. December 20, 1886, d. December 25, 1962
Marriage*Ruby Alvie Howery married Fitzhugh Lee "Fitz" Sowers, son of John William Sowers and Calidona D. Lampey, circa 1909.3,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S221] Barb Reininger, Red Oak Grove Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  3. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm
  4. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Glada Sowers Hale obituary in the Jul 13, 2012 edition.
  7. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

John William Sowers1,2

M, b. October 15, 1858, d. March 19, 1939
FatherHulen L. Sowers2 b. circa 1826, d. circa 1864
MotherMargaret J. Yearout2 b. March 29, 1829, d. December 25, 1914
     John William Sowers was buried at Red Oak Grove Cemetery, Rt. 221 east from Floyd, left on Bethlehem Church Road NE, left at next fork (Red Oak Grove Road north), on a hill across from Red Oak Grove Church of the Brethren, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He was born on October 15, 1858 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3 He married Calidona D. Lampey circa 1878.3 John William Sowers died on March 19, 1939 at age 80.1,3

Census Records

1890Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia4

Family

Calidona D. Lampey b. February, 1858, d. January 28, 1921
Marriage*John William Sowers married Calidona D. Lampey circa 1878.3 
Child

Citations

  1. [S221] Barb Reininger, Red Oak Grove Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  2. [S54] Marguerite Tise, The Lester Family of Floyd and Montgomery Co., VA.
  3. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm
  4. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.

Calidona D. Lampey1

F, b. February, 1858, d. January 28, 1921
     Calidona D. Lampey 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 She was born in February, 1858 at Virginia.1 She married John William Sowers, son of Hulen L. Sowers and Margaret J. Yearout, circa 1878.1 As of circa 1878,her married name was Sowers. Calidona D. Lampey died on January 28, 1921 at age 62.2

Census Records

1890Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia3

Family

John William Sowers b. October 15, 1858, d. March 19, 1939
Marriage*Calidona D. Lampey married John William Sowers, son of Hulen L. Sowers and Margaret J. Yearout, circa 1878.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm
  2. [S221] Barb Reininger, Red Oak Grove Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  3. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.

Nelson Lee Hale1,2

M, b. January 20, 1922, d. December 3, 2003
FatherHarvey Lee Hale1,2,3,4,5 b. May 12, 1880, d. June 18, 1956
MotherVirginia Maibell Hopkins1,2,3 b. July 18, 1879, d. July 24, 1933
     Nelson Lee Hale was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He was born on January 20, 1922 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 He married Glada Z. Sowers, daughter of Fitzhugh Lee "Fitz" Sowers and Ruby Alvie Howery, on March 28, 1942 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1,6 Nelson Lee Hale died on December 3, 2003 at Virginia at age 81.1 He Nelson Lee Hale, 80, of Copper Hill, passed away on Wednesday, December 3, 2003. Nelson served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army. He retired from Radford Army Ammunition Plant in Radford. Nelson was a member of his local Ruritan Club and was an active and faithful member of the Floyd County Rescue Squad. He was a member of Haven's Chapel United Methodist Church and served his Lord Jesus Christ in his everyday walk of life. Nelson was preceded in death by his father and mother, Harvey and Mae Hopkins Hale; his stepmother, French Cole Hale; his brothers, Harman and Cody Hale; and his sisters, Elsie Bennington and Dorothy Hale. He is survived by his wife, Glada Sowers Hale; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dewey and Mary Ellen Hale of Roanoke, John and Karen Hale of Roanoke; one daughter and son-in-law, Martha and Danny Thompson of Copper Hill. Nelson is also survived by seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 5, 2003, at 1 p.m. at Floyd Baptist Church in Floyd. Interment will follow in Restvale Cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. on Thursday at Gardner Funeral Home where the family will be from 2 until 8 p.m. Donations may be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Floyd County Rescue Squad at P.O. Box 257, Floyd, Va. 24091. Gardner Funeral Home, Floyd is in charge of the arrangements. on December 4, 2003.1

Census Records

1930Dwelling 43, District 9, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1940Dwelling 167, District 32-11, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia5

Occupation

1940Farm helper5

Family

Glada Z. Sowers b. June 10, 1924, d. July 12, 2012
Marriage*Nelson Lee Hale married Glada Z. Sowers, daughter of Fitzhugh Lee "Fitz" Sowers and Ruby Alvie Howery, on March 28, 1942 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1,6 
Children
  • Martha Hale1,6
  • Dewey Lee Hale7,1,8,6,9
  • John Wayne Hale10,1,6

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Nelson Lee Hale obitutary in the Dec 4, 2000 edition.
  2. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S116] Floyd Press, From the French Cole Hale obituary in the May 5, 1977 edition.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Glada Sowers Hale obituary in the Jul 13, 2012 edition.
  7. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.
  8. [S657] George Pauff - Anna Merchant, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~poff/f0637.htm
  9. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  10. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Glada Z. Sowers1,2

F, b. June 10, 1924, d. July 12, 2012
FatherFitzhugh Lee "Fitz" Sowers1,2 b. December 20, 1886, d. December 25, 1962
MotherRuby Alvie Howery1,2 b. May 16, 1887, d. December 23, 1969
     Glada Z. Sowers was born on June 10, 1924 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 She married Nelson Lee Hale, son of Harvey Lee Hale and Virginia Maibell Hopkins, on March 28, 1942 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4,2 As of March 28, 1942,her married name was Hale. Glada Z. Sowers died on July 12, 2012 at Virginia at age 88.2,3 She Glada Sowers Hale, 88, of Copper Hill, passed away Thursday, July 12, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nelson Hale; parents Fitzhugh Lee and Ruby Sowers; brothers, Lindsey, Wayne, Stan, Tom and Clinton Sowers; and sister, Marie Sowers Austin. She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Dewey and Mary Hale and John and Karen Hale; and daughter and son-in-law, Martha and Danny Thompson. Glada had seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great- grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister-in-law, Vera Sowers, who is a resident of Friendship Manor in Roanoke. Glada was a long time member of Havens Chapel United Methodist Church in Check and she worked for Donkenny, Inc., in Floyd for many years. She loved to work in the garden and tend her flowers. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 15, 2012, at Gardner Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at Gardner Funeral Home on Saturday, July 14, 2012, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. The children would like to thank South Roanoke Nursing Home for the care given to their mother for the last four years and to Gentle Shepherd for their care in the last few weeks. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Floyd County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 257, Floyd, VA. 24091 or Haven's Chapel United Methodist Church, Susan Delozier, Treasurer, 1417 Goose Creek Run NE, Check, VA. 24072. Arrangements by Gardner Funeral Home, Floyd. on July 13, 2012.2

Family

Nelson Lee Hale b. January 20, 1922, d. December 3, 2003
Marriage*She married Nelson Lee Hale, son of Harvey Lee Hale and Virginia Maibell Hopkins, on March 28, 1942 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4,2 
Children
  • Martha Hale4,2
  • Dewey Lee Hale5,4,6,2,7
  • John Wayne Hale8,4,2

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Glada Sowers Hale obituary in the Jul 13, 2012 edition.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Nelson Lee Hale obitutary in the Dec 4, 2000 edition.
  5. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.
  6. [S657] George Pauff - Anna Merchant, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~poff/f0637.htm
  7. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  8. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Hulen L. Sowers1

M, b. circa 1826, d. circa 1864
FatherJohannes H. "John" Sowers2,1 b. September 12, 1797, d. December 1, 1876
MotherCatherine Lester2,1 b. circa 1802, d. March 5, 1885
     Hulen L. Sowers was born circa 1826 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.3 He married Margaret J. Yearout on March 22, 1849 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4 Hulen L. Sowers died circa 1864 at Staunton, Augusta Co., Virginia; Died of pneumonia.3

Family

Margaret J. Yearout b. March 29, 1829, d. December 25, 1914
Marriage*He married Margaret J. Yearout on March 22, 1849 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1016] Essie Fae Lester and Jim Lester (e-mail address), "Lester Family History."
  2. [S358] Virginia County Clerk of Floyd Co., Floyd Co., Virginia Will Book E, From the John H. Sowers will, page 451.
  3. [S54] Marguerite Tise, The Lester Family of Floyd and Montgomery Co., VA.
  4. [S42] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 2, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  5. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Elizabeth Jane King1,2

F, b. May 30, 1843, d. September 27, 1927
FatherMichael M. King1 b. 1818, d. April 10, 1893
MotherMary R. Smith1 b. circa 1824, d. October 15, 1876
     Elizabeth Jane King was buried at Puckett Cemetery, off Rt. 221 on a small dirt road between the old Copper Hill post office and H. C. Link & Son Pump Business, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.3 She was born on May 30, 1843 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 She married Samuel R. "Sam" Conner, son of John R. Conner and Doshia/Docia Wilson, on January 31, 1867 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 As of January 31, 1867,her married name was Conner. Elizabeth Jane King died on September 27, 1927 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 84.3

Census Records

1870Dwelling 108, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1880Dwelling 98, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1900Dwelling 132, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1910Dwelling 176, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1920Dwelling 34, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2

Family

Samuel R. "Sam" Conner b. February 6, 1835, d. February 5, 1920
Marriage*Elizabeth Jane King married Samuel R. "Sam" Conner, son of John R. Conner and Doshia/Docia Wilson, on January 31, 1867 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S939] William Clyde Conner, Puckett Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  4. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Margaret J. Yearout1

F, b. March 29, 1829, d. December 25, 1914
     Margaret J. Yearout was buried at Red Oak Grove Cemetery, Rt. 221 east from Floyd, left on Bethlehem Church Road NE, left at next fork (Red Oak Grove Road north), on a hill across from Red Oak Grove Church of the Brethren, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 She was born on March 29, 1829 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 She married Hulen L. Sowers, son of Johannes H. "John" Sowers and Catherine Lester, on March 22, 1849 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 As of March 22, 1849,her married name was Sowers. Margaret J. Yearout died on December 25, 1914 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 85.1

Family

Hulen L. Sowers b. circa 1826, d. circa 1864
Marriage*She married Hulen L. Sowers, son of Johannes H. "John" Sowers and Catherine Lester, on March 22, 1849 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S54] Marguerite Tise, The Lester Family of Floyd and Montgomery Co., VA.
  2. [S42] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 2, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Catherine "Kitty" Sowers

F, b. September 16, 1856, d. June 14, 1914
FatherHulen L. Sowers1 b. circa 1826, d. circa 1864
MotherMargaret J. Yearout1 b. March 29, 1829, d. December 25, 1914
     Catherine "Kitty" Sowers Moved to Texas after marrying Abraham Bower. She married N. F. Sowers. Catherine "Kitty" Sowers was born on September 16, 1856 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 She died on June 14, 1914 at Texas at age 57.2

Family

N. F. Sowers
Marriage*She married N. F. Sowers
Child

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S54] Marguerite Tise, The Lester Family of Floyd and Montgomery Co., VA.
  3. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

David Slusher1

M, b. September 6, 1790, d. April 6, 1840
     David Slusher was buried at Laurel Branch Cemetery (aka Goodykoontz Cemetery), Rt. 729 about one-half mile west of Laurel Branch Church of the Brethern, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He married Nancy Cox.1 David Slusher was born on September 6, 1790.1 He died on April 6, 1840 at age 49.1

Family

Nancy Cox b. August 7, 1794, d. June 26, 1880
Marriage*He married Nancy Cox.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S2391] Floyd County Historical Society Cemeteries of Floyd County, VA, online http://floydcountyhistoricalsociety.org/cemeteries/alpha.html
  2. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

William Letcher Sowers1,2

M, b. January 16, 1879, d. September 12, 1943
FatherN. F. Sowers3
MotherCatherine "Kitty" Sowers3 b. September 16, 1856, d. June 14, 1914
     William Letcher Sowers was buried at Red Oak Grove Cemetery, Rt. 221 east from Floyd, left on Bethlehem Church Road NE, left at next fork (Red Oak Grove Road north), on a hill across from Red Oak Grove Church of the Brethren, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He was born on January 16, 1879 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3,2 He married Lillian "Pearl" Howery, daughter of Jonathan Howery and Elizabeth Alice "Eliza" LeSueur, on January 16, 1902 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3 William Letcher Sowers died on September 12, 1943 at age 64.1

Family

Lillian "Pearl" Howery b. April 10, 1882, d. December 12, 1959
Marriage*He married Lillian "Pearl" Howery, daughter of Jonathan Howery and Elizabeth Alice "Eliza" LeSueur, on January 16, 1902 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3 
Child

Citations

  1. [S221] Barb Reininger, Red Oak Grove Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  2. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  3. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S314] Virginia County Clerk of Floyd Co., Floyd Co., Virginia Will Book 05.

Lillian "Pearl" Howery1

F, b. April 10, 1882, d. December 12, 1959
FatherJonathan Howery1 b. April 19, 1855, d. February 9, 1931
MotherElizabeth Alice "Eliza" LeSueur1 b. November 6, 1861, d. September 9, 1935
     Lillian "Pearl" Howery 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 She was born on April 10, 1882 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1 She married William Letcher Sowers, son of N. F. Sowers and Catherine "Kitty" Sowers, on January 16, 1902 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 As of January 16, 1902,her married name was Sowers. Lillian "Pearl" Howery died on December 12, 1959 at age 77.2

Census Records

1890Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia3

Family

William Letcher Sowers b. January 16, 1879, d. September 12, 1943
Marriage*Lillian "Pearl" Howery married William Letcher Sowers, son of N. F. Sowers and Catherine "Kitty" Sowers, on January 16, 1902 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Child

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. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S990] Virginia Floyd Co., Floyd Co., Virginia Will Book 06.

Nancy Cox1

F, b. August 7, 1794, d. June 26, 1880
     Nancy Cox married David Slusher.1 Nancy Cox was buried at Laurel Branch Cemetery (aka Goodykoontz Cemetery), Rt. 729 about one-half mile west of Laurel Branch Church of the Brethern, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 Her married name was Slusher. She was born on August 7, 1794.1 She died on June 26, 1880 at age 85.1

Family

David Slusher b. September 6, 1790, d. April 6, 1840
Marriage*She married David Slusher.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S2391] Floyd County Historical Society Cemeteries of Floyd County, VA, online http://floydcountyhistoricalsociety.org/cemeteries/alpha.html
  2. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Claud Merle "Claudie" Sowers1,2,3,4

F, b. June 21, 1922, d. May 10, 2017
FatherJoseph Reese Sowers5,3,4 b. May 4, 1895, d. October 9, 1928
MotherRoxie Gertrude Poff1,2,3,4 b. March 21, 1901, d. August 18, 1986
     Claud Merle "Claudie" Sowers was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.4 She was born on June 21, 1922 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,3 As of December 27, 1939,her married name was Rakes.3 She married Herman Columbus Rakes on December 27, 1939 at Simpsons, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,5,3,4,6 Claud Merle "Claudie" Sowers died on May 10, 2017 at Virginia at age 94.4 She Claudie "Merle" Sowers Rakes, 94, of Shawsville, passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Merle and her husband Herman were the owners of Rakes Building Supply for over 50 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Reese Sowers and Roxie Sowers Flinchum Bradford; two sisters, one brother; one son; and one great-grandson. She is survived by her husband of 77 years, Herman C. Rakes; sons and spouses, Don Rakes (Ida), Bill Rakes (Janice), Bruce Rakes (Sally), Ron Rakes (Kitty); daughter-in-law, Edean Rakes; brother, Joe Sowers; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, friends, and employees at Commonwealth Assisted Living. The family will receive friends on Friday, May 12, 2017, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Horne Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at 2 p.m. in the Horne Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Ed Watkins officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Cemetery. on May 12, 2017.4

Census Records

1930Dwelling 39, District 14, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia2

Family

Herman Columbus Rakes b. May 23, 1918, d. October 25, 2017
Marriage*Claud Merle "Claudie" Sowers married Herman Columbus Rakes on December 27, 1939 at Simpsons, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,5,3,4,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Roxie Gertrude Bradford obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  2. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Claudie Sowers Rakes obituary in the May 12, 2017 edition.
  5. [S1457] Brewers of North Carolina, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:654127&id=I0042
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Herman C. Rakes obituary in the Oct 27, 2017 edition.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Herman C. Rakes, Jr. obituary in the Jan 15, 2017 edition.

Charles Osburn "Charlie" Sowers1,2,3,4

M, b. March 1, 1924, d. July 13, 1994
FatherJoseph Reese Sowers5,4 b. May 4, 1895, d. October 9, 1928
MotherRoxie Gertrude Poff6,7,4 b. March 21, 1901, d. August 18, 1986
     Charles Osburn "Charlie" Sowers was buried at Huffville Union Church Cemetery, Terrys Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,8 His Social Security Number was 226-26-8690.2 He was born on March 1, 1924 at Welch, McDowell Co., West Virginia.1,2,4 He married Melia Ann Trail on August 26, 1950 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,3,4 Charles Osburn "Charlie" Sowers died on July 13, 1994 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 70.1,2,8 He SOWERS, Charlie O., 70, of Christiansburg, died Wednesday, July 13, 1994 at his home. He was a retired employee of RAAP and is survived by his wife, Melia A. Sowers; a son, Howard L. Sowers; three daughters, Linda Harrison, Connie Burk, and Susan Sowers; a granddaughter, Angie Reedy; great-granddaughter, Kayla Reedy; a step-granddaughter, Ashley Griffith. All are of Christiansburg. Also surviving are a brother, Joe Sowers, Alexandria; a sister, Merle Rakes of Shawsville and a half sister, Etta Mae Reed of Dublin. The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Huffville Church in Floyd County, conducted by the Rev. Jube Burk with burial in the Huffville Cemetery. Friends may call anytime Friday at the Richardson-Horne Funeral Home and the family will receive friends there from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday evening. Arrangements by Richardson-Horne in Christiansburg. on July 15, 1994.8

Census Records

1930Dwelling 39, District 14, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia7

Family

Melia Ann Trail b. August 2, 1933, d. May 31, 2008
Marriage*Charles Osburn "Charlie" Sowers married Melia Ann Trail on August 26, 1950 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,3,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  2. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Melia Trail Sowers obituary in the Jun 2, 2008 edition.
  4. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  5. [S1457] Brewers of North Carolina, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:654127&id=I0042
  6. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Roxie Gertrude Bradford obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  7. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Charlie O. Sowers obituary in the Jul 15, 1994 edition.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Susan Ann Sowers Breeden obituary in the Aug 13, 2015 edition.

Herman Columbus Rakes1,2,3,4

M, b. May 23, 1918, d. October 25, 2017
     Herman Columbus Rakes was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.4 He was born on May 23, 1918 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,5,3 He married Claud Merle "Claudie" Sowers, daughter of Joseph Reese Sowers and Roxie Gertrude Poff, on December 27, 1939 at Simpsons, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,5,6,4 Herman Columbus Rakes died on October 25, 2017 at Virginia at age 99.4 He Herman C. Rakes, 99, of Shawsville, passed away on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. Herman and his wife were owners of Rakes Building Supply for over 50 years. He was preceded in death by his wife of 77 years, Merle Sowers Rakes; parents, Daniel J. and Minnie Woods Rakes; four brothers; three sisters; one son; and one great-grandson. He is survived by his sons and spouses, Don Rakes (Ida), Bill Rakes (Janice), Bruce Rakes (Sally), Ron Rakes (Kitty); daughter-in-law, Edean Rakes; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 28, 2017, at Horne Funeral Home. The Funeral will be at 11 a.m. in the Chapel, with Pastor T. Michael Bond and Pastor Ed Watkins officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Cemetery. on October 27, 2017.4

Family

Claud Merle "Claudie" Sowers b. June 21, 1922, d. May 10, 2017
Marriage*He married Claud Merle "Claudie" Sowers, daughter of Joseph Reese Sowers and Roxie Gertrude Poff, on December 27, 1939 at Simpsons, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,5,6,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Roxie Gertrude Bradford obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  2. [S1457] Brewers of North Carolina, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:654127&id=I0042
  3. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Herman C. Rakes obituary in the Oct 27, 2017 edition.
  5. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Claudie Sowers Rakes obituary in the May 12, 2017 edition.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Herman C. Rakes, Jr. obituary in the Jan 15, 2017 edition.

Melia Ann Trail1,2

F, b. August 2, 1933, d. May 31, 2008
     Her Social Security Number was 227-46-6975.3 Melia Ann Trail was buried at Huffville Union Church Cemetery, Terrys Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 She was born on August 2, 1933 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,3,2 She married Charles Osburn "Charlie" Sowers, son of Joseph Reese Sowers and Roxie Gertrude Poff, on August 26, 1950 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.4,1,2 As of August 26, 1950,her married name was Sowers.2 Melia Ann Trail died on May 31, 2008 at Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., North Carolina, at age 74.1,3 She Melia Trail Sowers, 74, of Christiansburg, passed away Saturday, May 31, 2008, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, N.C. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Sowers. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Howard Sowers and wife, Donna; daughters, Linda Harrison, Connie Burk and husband, Richard, Susan Sowers and fiance, David Breeden; granddaughter, Angie Craiger and fiance, Melvin Tincher; great-grandchildren, Kayla and Dalton; stepgreatgrandchildren, Elisha, Alyssa and Victoria; sisters and brothers-in-law, Katie and John Lester, Gladys Petrie, Bessie and Jerry Knoll and Margaret and Walter Goens; brother-in-law, Joe Sowers and wife, Ruby; sisters-in-law, Merle Rakes and husband, Herman, and Etta May Reed; special friends, Arlene Brennan and Ed Farmer; along with many other good friends. The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday evening, June 3, 2008, at the Horne Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, 2008, in the Horne Funeral Home Chapel conducted by the Rev. Jube Burk with interment to follow in Huffville Cemetery, Floyd County. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.hornefuneralservice.com. on June 2, 2008.1

Family

Charles Osburn "Charlie" Sowers b. March 1, 1924, d. July 13, 1994
Marriage*She married Charles Osburn "Charlie" Sowers, son of Joseph Reese Sowers and Roxie Gertrude Poff, on August 26, 1950 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.4,1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Melia Trail Sowers obituary in the Jun 2, 2008 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. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Charlie O. Sowers obituary in the Jul 15, 1994 edition.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Susan Ann Sowers Breeden obituary in the Aug 13, 2015 edition.

Christopher C. Hodges

M, b. 1848, d. May 7, 1932
     Christopher C. Hodges married Sarah E. Hale. Christopher C. Hodges was born in 1848. He died on May 7, 1932 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1

Family

Sarah E. Hale b. circa 1857
Marriage*He married Sarah E. Hale
Child

Citations

  1. [S1569] Funeral records of Mr. Marion Thomas Hall, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~vafloyd/recordsofmarionthomashall.htm
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Sarah E. Hale

F, b. circa 1857
     Sarah E. Hale married Christopher C. Hodges. Her married name was Hodges. Sarah E. Hale was born circa 1857 at Virginia.1

Census Records

1920Dwelling 314, District 124, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia1

Family

Christopher C. Hodges b. 1848, d. May 7, 1932
Marriage*Sarah E. Hale married Christopher C. Hodges
Child

Citations

  1. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Nelle Marie Martin

F, b. January 14, 1909, d. August 29, 1996
FatherJoseph William Martin1 b. March 4, 1892, d. October 7, 1972
MotherMary Etta Hodges1 b. July 4, 1885, d. March 20, 1977
     Her Social Security Number was 230-38-4786.2 Nelle Marie Martin was born on January 14, 1909 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2 As of circa 1927,her married name was Gray.3 She married Alonzo Houston Gray circa 1927.3 Nelle Marie Martin died on August 29, 1996 at McLennan Co., Texas, at age 87.2,4

Census Records

1910Dwelling 12, District 92, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia1
1920Dwelling 314, District 124, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia5
1930Dwelling 7, District 11, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia3
1940Dwelling 276, District 81-23, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia6

Family

Alonzo Houston Gray b. March 4, 1907
Marriage*Nelle Marie Martin married Alonzo Houston Gray circa 1927.3 
Children
  • Robert Houston Gray3,6
  • Frances Sue Gray6

Citations

  1. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  3. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S585] Texas Department of Health. State Vital Statistics Unit, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000.
  5. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Sarah Louise Martin1,2,3,4,5

F, b. September 12, 1910, d. November 17, 1992
FatherJoseph William Martin2,3,4 b. March 4, 1892, d. October 7, 1972
MotherMary Etta Hodges2,3,4 b. July 4, 1885, d. March 20, 1977
     Sarah Louise Martin was buried at Mountain View Cemetery, 1300 Mountain View Road, Vinton, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1 Her Social Security Number was 223-22-9515.6 She was born on September 12, 1910 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.6,4,5 She married William Earl Campbell on January 10, 1934 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.4,7 As of January 10, 1934,her married name was Campbell.4 As of September 29, 1975,her married name was Hall.5 Sarah Louise Martin married Hubert Vance Hall on September 29, 1975 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,5 Sarah Louise Martin died on November 17, 1992 at Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 82.1,7 She HALL, Louise Martin Campbell, 82, of Rt. 2, Moneta, died Tuesday, November 17, 1992, in a local hospital. She was retired from the Veteran's Hospital in Salem and was preceded in death by three brothers, Alfred T. Martin, J. James Martin, Norris Martin; one sister, Mary Martin Poole. Surviving are her husband, Hubert Vance Hall; one son and daughter-in-law, William E. and Jean Campbell, Roanoke; one brother, George Martin, Charlotte, N.C; four sisters, Nelle Gray, Waco, Texas, Helen Clark and Lucy Robertson, both of Roanoke, Josephine Wimmer, Rock Hill, S.C; two grandsons, William David Campbell, Mark Jeffrey, both of Roanoke, one granddaughter, Cindy Lou Campbell Troy, South Yarmouth, Mass; two great-grandchildren, Mark A. Campbell and Erica Faye Campbell. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, November 20, 1992, from the Lotz Vinton Chapel. The Rev. Michael Winters and the Rev. Charles Hoffler will officiate. Interment in Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. Friends may call at Lotz Vinton Chapel. on November 19, 1992.1

Census Records

1920Dwelling 315, District 124, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia2
1930Dwelling 13, District 11, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia3
1940Dwelling 426, District 81-3, Big Lick, Roanoke Co., Virginia8

Occupation

1940Tea room operator8

Family 1

William Earl Campbell b. July 21, 1907, d. September 30, 1971
Marriage*Sarah Louise Martin married William Earl Campbell on January 10, 1934 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.4,7 
Child
  • William Earl Campbell Jr.1,8

Family 2

Hubert Vance Hall b. September 24, 1909, d. December 22, 2000
Marriage*Sarah Louise Martin married Hubert Vance Hall on September 29, 1975 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,5 

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Louise Martin Campbell Hall obituary in Nov 19, 1992 edition.
  2. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  5. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Helen Kathleen Martin1

F, b. January 8, 1912, d. August 11, 1996
FatherJoseph William Martin2,3 b. March 4, 1892, d. October 7, 1972
MotherMary Etta Hodges2,3 b. July 4, 1885, d. March 20, 1977
     Helen Kathleen Martin was buried at Evergreen Burial Park, 1307 Summit Ave SW, Roanoke, Virginia.1 Her Social Security Number was 224-09-1585.4 She married Joseph Whitehead "Joe" Clark.1 Her married name was Clark. Helen Kathleen Martin was born on January 8, 1912 at Virginia.4,1 She died on August 11, 1996 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 84.4,5,1

Census Records

1920Dwelling 315, District 124, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia2
1930Dwelling 13, District 11, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia3
1940Dwelling 303, District 119-25, Roanoke, Virginia6

Occupation

1940Rayon mill reeler6

Family

Joseph Whitehead "Joe" Clark b. September 7, 1901, d. December 12, 1982
Marriage*Helen Kathleen Martin married Joseph Whitehead "Joe" Clark.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [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&
  2. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Jesse James Martin1,2,3,4,5,6

M, b. August 16, 1913, d. November 9, 1969
FatherJoseph William Martin1,2,3,4,5,6 b. March 4, 1892, d. October 7, 1972
MotherMary Etta Hodges1,2,3,4,5,6 b. July 4, 1885, d. March 20, 1977
     Jesse James Martin was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,5 He and Sue Elizabeth Rixner were divorced.5 Jesse James Martin was born on August 16, 1913 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,4,5 He married Sue Elizabeth Rixner on January 10, 1942 at Arlington, Virginia.6 Jesse James Martin died on November 9, 1969 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 56.1,5

Census Records

1920Dwelling 315, District 124, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia2
1930Dwelling 13, District 11, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia3

Family

Sue Elizabeth Rixner b. September 27, 1916, d. November 18, 2005
Divorce*Jesse James Martin and Sue Elizabeth Rixner were divorced.5 
Marriage* Jesse James Martin married Sue Elizabeth Rixner on January 10, 1942 at Arlington, Virginia.6 
Child
  • Sharon Martin1

Citations

  1. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From an unidentifed funeral home pamphlet for Jesse James Martin.
  2. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

William Norris Martin1,2

M, b. February 17, 1915, d. March 1, 1975
FatherJoseph William Martin3,4,1,2 b. March 4, 1892, d. October 7, 1972
MotherMary Etta Hodges3,4,1,2 b. July 4, 1885, d. March 20, 1977
     William Norris Martin was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.2 He was born on February 17, 1915 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,2 He married Nina Canary Moore on April 2, 1936 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1 William Norris Martin died on March 1, 1975 at Vinton, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 60.2

Census Records

1920Dwelling 315, District 124, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia3
1930Dwelling 13, District 11, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia4
1940Dwelling 426, District 81-3, Big Lick, Roanoke Co., Virginia5

Occupation

1940Garage mechanic5

Family

Nina Canary Moore b. November 20, 1915, d. March, 1985
Marriage*William Norris Martin married Nina Canary Moore on April 2, 1936 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1 
Children
  • Robert Jesse Martin5,1
  • Doris Jean Martin1

Citations

  1. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  3. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Mary Elizabeth Martin1,2,3

F, b. September 18, 1916, d. May 17, 1979
FatherJoseph William Martin4,5,1,2 b. March 4, 1892, d. October 7, 1972
MotherMary Etta Hodges4,5,1,2 b. July 4, 1885, d. March 20, 1977
     Her Social Security Number was 226-01-5969.6 Mary Elizabeth Martin was buried at East Hill Cemetery, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,3 She was born on September 18, 1916 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.6,3,2 As of December 6, 1937,her married name was Poole.2 She married Howard Raymond Poole on December 6, 1937 at Clifton Forge, Alleghany Co., Virginia.1,2 Mary Elizabeth Martin died on May 17, 1979 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 62.6,1,3

Census Records

1920Dwelling 315, District 124, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia4
1930Dwelling 13, District 11, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia5
1940Dwelling 426, District 81-3, Big Lick, Roanoke Co., Virginia7

Occupation

1940Silk mill reeler7

Family

Howard Raymond Poole b. August 18, 1897, d. May 27, 1982
Marriage*Mary Elizabeth Martin married Howard Raymond Poole on December 6, 1937 at Clifton Forge, Alleghany Co., Virginia.1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  2. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  3. [S2258] East Hill Cemetery, Salem 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=81&GRid=36099422&CRid=50097&df=all&
  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. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Alfred Tennyson Martin1,2

M, b. February 23, 1918, d. March 19, 1988
FatherJoseph William Martin3,4 b. March 4, 1892, d. October 7, 1972
MotherMary Etta Hodges3,4 b. July 4, 1885, d. March 20, 1977
     His Social Security Number was 223-12-0001.5 Alfred Tennyson Martin was buried at Manteo Cemetery, Manteo, Dare Co., North Carolina.2 He First American soldier to set foot on the Burma Trail during WWII. He married Ruth Rae Knight.2 Alfred Tennyson Martin was born on February 23, 1918 at Virginia.5,1,2 He died on March 19, 1988 at Dare Co., North Carolina, at age 70.5,1,2

Census Records

1920Dwelling 315, District 124, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia3
1930Dwelling 13, District 11, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia4

Family

Ruth Rae Knight b. June 24, 1920, d. August 23, 1978
Marriage*Alfred Tennyson Martin married Ruth Rae Knight.2 

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. [S4102] Manteo Cemetery, Dare Co., NC, online http://www.findagrave.com
  3. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Josephine Naomi "Jo" Martin1,2

F, b. April 4, 1922, d. October 11, 2009
FatherJoseph William Martin3,2 b. March 4, 1892, d. October 7, 1972
MotherMary Etta Hodges3,2 b. July 4, 1885, d. March 20, 1977
     Josephine Naomi "Jo" Martin married Howard Allan Wimmer, son of Letcher Hayden Wimmer and Nina Pearl Hanley.1,2 Josephine Naomi "Jo" Martin was buried at Grandview Memorial Park, 649 South Cherry Road, Rock Hill, York Co., South Carolina.2 Her married name was Wimmer. She was born on April 4, 1922 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.4,2 She died on October 11, 2009 at Rock Hill, York Co., South Carolina, at age 87.4,2 She ROCK HILL - Mrs. Josephine Martin Wimmer, 87, widow of Howard Allan Wimmer Sr., died Oct. 11, 2009, at Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, at Oakland Baptist Church, with Dr. Robert Shrum and the Revs. Russell Wimmer and Howard Wimmer officiating. Entombment will follow in the mausoleum at Grandview Memorial Park - S. Cherry Road. A native of Salem, Va., Mrs. Wimmer was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Etta Hodges Martin. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters. She was a member of Oakland Baptist Church. Surviving are three sons and their wives and one daughter and her husband: Russell and Dorothy Wimmer of Rock Hill; Howard Jr. and Judy Wimmer of Greenville; George and Katherine Wimmer of Rock Hill; and Sarah and Gene Robbins of York. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, Steve, Kristen, Rebecca, Mary, Allan, Joanna, Daniel and Carmen; and 18 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009, at Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel, 2133 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732 and other times at the home, 709 Twin Lakes Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Hospice & Community Care, P.O. Box 993, Rock Hill, SC 29731; to Agape Hospice, 1317 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732; or to Oakland Baptist Church, 1067 Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill, SC 29732. on October 13, 2009.2

Census Records

1930Dwelling 13, District 11, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia3
1940Dwelling 189, District 81-23, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia5

Family

Howard Allan Wimmer b. March 4, 1919, d. December 18, 2000
Marriage*Josephine Naomi "Jo" Martin married Howard Allan Wimmer, son of Letcher Hayden Wimmer and Nina Pearl Hanley.1,2 
Children
  • Rev. Russell Lee Wimmer1,5,2
  • Rev. Howard Allan Wimmer Jr.1,2
  • George Robert Wimmer1,2
  • Sarah Ann Wimmer1,2

Citations

  1. [S722] Anderson Independent-Mail, Anderson, SC, From the Howard Allan Wimmer obituary in Dec 19, 2000 edition.
  2. [S1538] Herald, The, From the Josephine Martin Wimmer obituary in the Oct 13, 2009 edition.
  3. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

George Stephen Martin1,2,3,4

M, b. May 12, 1924, d. April 26, 2002
FatherJoseph William Martin5,6,2 b. March 4, 1892, d. October 7, 1972
MotherMary Etta Hodges5,6,2 b. July 4, 1885, d. March 20, 1977
     His Social Security Number was 230-12-6444.7 George Stephen Martin was buried at Raleigh Memorial Park, Raleigh, Wake Co., North Carolina.3 He married Jeanne Unknown.8 George Stephen Martin was born on May 12, 1924 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.7,2,3,4 He married Helen Hurt Akers on November 15, 1945 at Roanoke, Virginia.2 George Stephen Martin died on April 26, 2002 at Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina, at age 77.7,1,3 He Mr. George Stephen Martin of Charlotte, died Friday, April 26, 2002 at Carolinas Medical Center, University. He was 77. Funeral services will be held at a later date to be announced. Lowe Funeral Home of Charlotte is in charge. on April 28, 2002.1

Census Records

1930Dwelling 13, District 11, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia5
1940Dwelling 258, District 81-23, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia6

Family 1

Jeanne Unknown
Marriage*George Stephen Martin married Jeanne Unknown.8 

Family 2

Helen Hurt Akers b. March 16, 1924, d. October 8, 2001
Marriage*George Stephen Martin married Helen Hurt Akers on November 15, 1945 at Roanoke, Virginia.2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S1399] Charlotte Observer, From the George Stephen Martin Hall obituary in Apr 28, 2002 edition.
  2. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  3. [S6012] Raleigh Memorial Park, Wake Co., NC, online http://www.findagrave.com/
  4. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  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. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Lucy Martin Robertson obituary in Jan 19, 2000 edition.
  9. [S1653] Bureau of Vital Statistics North Carolina State Board of Health, North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1976.