Bertha Jane Conner1

F, b. March 17, 1909, d. March 9, 1985
FatherWaller Cleveland Conner2,3,1,4,5,6 b. October 23, 1884, d. September 24, 1947
MotherArminda Ellen "Minnie" Poff2,3,1,4,5,6 b. August 7, 1885, d. November 29, 1945
     Her Social Security Number was 229-82-9934.7 Bertha Jane Conner was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.8,9,6 She CHECK - Mrs. Bertha Conner Hall, age 75, died in a Salem nursing home Saturday, March 9, 1985. Surviving are her husband, Norris M. Hall; two sons, Everett W. Hall, Christiansburg; Herman E. Hall, Mechanicsville; two daughters, Mrs. Marie Tolbert, Woodbridge; Mrs. Betty Jane McFarlane, Alexandria; 10 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Mary Perdue, Roanoke; Mrs. Rachel Conner, Shawsville; Mrs. Ora Yates, Check; Mrs. Ruby King, Copper Hill; Mrs. Bonnie Goff, Check; one brother, Raymond Conner, Smyrna, Georgia. Funeral was Tuesday, March 12, at Salem Church, Copper Hill, with Elder Hale Terry and Elder Lane Carter with interment in Restvale Cemetery. Wood Funeral home handled arrangements.9 She was born on March 17, 1909 at Floyd Co., Virginia.8,7,1,6 She married Norris Maree Hall, son of Marion Thomas "M. T." Hall and Nancy Byer V. "Nannie" Poff, on September 9, 1928 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4,9,6 As of September 9, 1928,her married name was Hall. Bertha Jane Conner died on March 9, 1985 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 75.8,9,6

Census Records

1910Dwelling 6, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1920Dwelling 115, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1930Dwelling 182, District 9, Adkin, McDowell Co., West Virginia10
1940Dwelling 1, District 24-10, Adkin, McDowell Co., West Virginia11

Family

Norris Maree Hall b. December 27, 1906, d. December 14, 1993
Marriage*Bertha Jane Conner married Norris Maree Hall, son of Marion Thomas "M. T." Hall and Nancy Byer V. "Nannie" Poff, on September 9, 1928 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4,9,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Bonnie C. Goff obituary in the Feb 9, 2006 edition.
  6. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  9. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Bertha Conner Hall obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  10. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S657] George Pauff - Anna Merchant, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~poff/f0637.htm
  13. [S591] Richmond Times - Dispatch, From the Herman E. obituary in the May 2, 2014 edition.
  14. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Everett Walter Hall obituary in the Nov 17, 2015 edition.
  15. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Nancy Marie Hall Tolbert obituary in the Nov 15, 2018 edition.
  16. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  17. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Tolbert-Hall marriage record.

John T. Terry1,2,3,4,5

M, b. circa 1804
MotherCatherine Unknown6 b. circa 1778
     John T. Terry was born circa 1804 at Virginia.4 He married Clarissa Gray, daughter of Joseph Howard Gray Sr. and Anna "Annie" Custer, on June 6, 1826 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2,3

Census Records

1850Dwelling 11, District 59, Raleigh Co., Virginia (now West Virginia)4
1860Dwelling 295, Wyoming Co., Virginia (now West Virginia)6
1870Dwelling 33, Slab Fork, Wyoming Co., West Virginia7
1880Dwelling 70, District 159, Slab Fork, Wyoming Co., West VirginiaEnumerated in the houserhold of his son William5

Occupation

1850Farmer4
1860Farmer6
1870Farmer7

Family

Clarissa Gray b. circa 1809
Marriage*John T. Terry married Clarissa Gray, daughter of Joseph Howard Gray Sr. and Anna "Annie" Custer, on June 6, 1826 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S280] Anne Lowry Worrell, A Brief of Wills and Marriages in Montgomery and Fincastle Counties, Virginia, 1733-1831.
  2. [S61] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register A, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S437] Jordan R. Dodd, Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850.
  4. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S1597] Ronald Ray Turner, Raleigh County West Virginia Marriages 1850-1911.

Rachel Margaret Conner1,2,3

F, b. May 28, 1911, d. September 6, 1997
FatherWaller Cleveland Conner4,5,2,6,7,8,3 b. October 23, 1884, d. September 24, 1947
MotherArminda Ellen "Minnie" Poff4,5,2,6,7,8,3 b. August 7, 1885, d. November 29, 1945
     Her Social Security Number was 231-14-7939.9 Rachel Margaret Conner was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.10,1 She was born on May 28, 1911 at Simpsons, Floyd Co., Virginia.9,10,3 She married Ivan Wade Conner, son of Omar Eldridge "Homer" Conner and Ettie Gay Conner, on May 7, 1955 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,10,6,11 Rachel Margaret Conner died on September 6, 1997 at Shawsville, Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 86.9,1 She CONNER, Rachel Margaret, 86, of Shawsville, passed away Saturday, September 6, 1997, at Brooke Meade Retirement Center. Surviving are one brother, Raymond Conner of Roanoke; two sisters, Ruby King of Bent Mountain and Bonnie Goff of Check, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel in Floyd, with Elder W. T. Conner officiating. Burial will be in Salem Church Cemetery, Copper Hill. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Maberry Funeral Home. on September 7, 1997.1

Census Records

1920Dwelling 115, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1930Dwelling 79, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1940Dwelling 2, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8

Occupation

1930Farm laborer5

Family

Ivan Wade Conner b. September 19, 1909, d. February 5, 1995
Marriage*Rachel Margaret Conner married Ivan Wade Conner, son of Omar Eldridge "Homer" Conner and Ettie Gay Conner, on May 7, 1955 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,10,6,11 

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Rachel Margaret Conner obituary in the Sep 7, 1997 edition.
  2. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  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. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Bonnie C. Goff obituary in the Feb 9, 2006 edition.
  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.
  10. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  11. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Ivan Wade Conner obituary in an undated edition.

Leslie Atkin "Les" Switzer Sr.1

M, b. April 25, 1911, d. June 27, 1983
FatherJohn Steel Switzer2,3,4 b. September 16, 1887, d. March 11, 1961
MotherNaomi Clyde "Neoma" Crawford2,3,4 b. September 28, 1894, d. April 10, 1977
     His Social Security Number was 229-07-8823.5 Leslie Atkin "Les" Switzer Sr. was buried at Hebron United Methodist Church Cemetery, Rt. 606, Barbours Creek, Craig Co., Virginia.6 He married Virginia Alice Meador. Leslie Atkin "Les" Switzer Sr. was born on April 25, 1911 at Virginia.5,6,2 He died on June 27, 1983 at age 72.6

Census Records

1920Dwelling 24, District 80, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia2
1930Dwelling 13, District 3, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia3
1940Dwelling 98, District 23-3, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia7

Occupation

1930Farm laborer3
1940State road builder7

Family

Virginia Alice Meador b. May 24, 1911, d. July 4, 1988
Marriage*Leslie Atkin "Les" Switzer Sr. married Virginia Alice Meador
Children
  • Dollie Switzer8,7
  • Bruce Clinton Switzer8,7,1
  • Peggy Marie Switzer8,9,7
  • Leslie A. "Les" Switzer Jr.8
  • John W. Switzer+8 b. April 1, 1955, d. October 25, 2003

Citations

  1. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  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. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Cecil F. Switzer obituary in the Jun 27, 2003 edition.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  6. [S370] Ruth G. Hale, Hebron United Methodist Church Cemetery, Craig Co., VA.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the John W. Switzer obituary in the Oct 27, 2003 edition.
  9. [S46] Stephen A. Taylor & Rena B. Worthen, Craig County, Virginia Marriages 1939-1962.

Isaac Raymond Conner1,2,3,4,5

M, b. September 17, 1913, d. June 23, 1998
FatherWaller Cleveland Conner3,2,4,5,6 b. October 23, 1884, d. September 24, 1947
MotherArminda Ellen "Minnie" Poff3,2,4,5,6 b. August 7, 1885, d. November 29, 1945
     His Social Security Number was 242-16-5976.7 Isaac Raymond Conner was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He and Eleanor Ruth Clower were divorced.5 Isaac Raymond Conner married Catherine Unknown.1 Isaac Raymond Conner was born on September 17, 1913 at Floyd Co., Virginia.7,4 He married Eleanor Ruth Clower, daughter of Archie Whitfield Clower and Martha Washington Iddings, on September 7, 1932 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,5 Isaac Raymond Conner died on June 23, 1998 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 84.7,1 He CONNER, I. Raymond, 84, of Roanoke, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 1998. He was a native of Floyd County and pastored the Adney Gap Brethren in Christ Church for many years. He is survived by his wife Catherine R. Conner. He was preceded in death by his son, Harold R. Conner; daughter, Eleanor G. Ginder; Also surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, Clyde E. and Carolyn Conner; Doug and Betty Conner, Joseph A. and Lois Conner; daughters and sons-in-law, Ava L. and John Ebersole, Esther C. and Richard Kiser, Wanda L. Minnick; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ruby King, Bonnie and Ray Goff; 30 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, June 26, 1998 from the chapel of John M. Oakey & Son, Salem. Burial to follow in Head of the River Church Cemetery in Floyd. The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home on June 25, 1998.1

Census Records

1920Dwelling 115, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1930Dwelling 79, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1940Dwelling 3, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8

Occupation

1930Farm laborer2
1940Farmer8

Family 1

Catherine Unknown
Marriage*Isaac Raymond Conner married Catherine Unknown.1 

Family 2

Eleanor Ruth Clower b. September 30, 1912, d. August 18, 1996
Divorce*Isaac Raymond Conner and Eleanor Ruth Clower were divorced.5 
Marriage* Isaac Raymond Conner married Eleanor Ruth Clower, daughter of Archie Whitfield Clower and Martha Washington Iddings, on September 7, 1932 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the I. Raymond Conner obituary in the Jun 25, 1998 edition.
  2. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  5. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Bonnie C. Goff obituary in the Feb 9, 2006 edition.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Eleanor Conner Ginder obituary in the Dec 28, 1994 edition.
  10. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Harold R. Conner obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  11. [S2696] Patriot-News, From the Ava Lois Ebersole obituary in the Aug 31, 2011 edition.
  12. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Conner-Nichols wedding announcement in the Jun 29, 1960 edition.
  13. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  14. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  15. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Blankenship-Conner wedding announcement in the May 26, 2002 edition.
  16. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  17. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.

Ralph Clinton Switzer

M, b. March 31, 1914, d. November 11, 1959
FatherJohn Steel Switzer1,2,3,4 b. September 16, 1887, d. March 11, 1961
MotherNaomi Clyde "Neoma" Crawford1,2,3,4 b. September 28, 1894, d. April 10, 1977
     Ralph Clinton Switzer was buried at Hebron United Methodist Church Cemetery, Rt. 606, Barbours Creek, Craig Co., Virginia; His tombstone reads "VA SGT 821 ENGINEER AVN BN WWII, KOREA."5 He was born on March 31, 1914 at Virginia.5,1 He died on November 11, 1959 at age 45.5

Census Records

1920Dwelling 24, District 80, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia1
1930Dwelling 13, District 3, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia2
1940Dwelling 96, District 23-3, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia4

Occupation

1940State road builder4

Citations

  1. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Cecil F. Switzer obituary in the Jun 27, 2003 edition.
  4. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S370] Ruth G. Hale, Hebron United Methodist Church Cemetery, Craig Co., VA.

Leonard Odell "Frosty" Switzer1,2,3

M, b. June 13, 1918, d. November 18, 1981
FatherJohn Steel Switzer4,5,6,7,8,3 b. September 16, 1887, d. March 11, 1961
MotherNaomi Clyde "Neoma" Crawford4,5,6,7,8,3 b. September 28, 1894, d. April 10, 1977
     His Social Security Number was 225-16-3707.9 Leonard Odell "Frosty" Switzer was buried at Hebron United Methodist Church Cemetery, Rt. 606, Barbours Creek, Craig Co., Virginia; His tombstone reads "PFC US ARMY WWII."1,3 He was born on June 13, 1918 at New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia.9,1,6,2,3 He married Mildred Virginia Jones, daughter of Gerrard James Jones and Kathleen Lake Paitsel, on January 30, 1946 at New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia.6,1,10,3 Leonard Odell "Frosty" Switzer died on November 18, 1981 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 63.9,1,3

Census Records

1920Dwelling 24, District 80, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia4
1930Dwelling 13, District 3, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia5
1940Dwelling 96, District 23-3, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia8

Occupation

1940State road builder8

Family

Mildred Virginia Jones b. February 7, 1925, d. March 27, 1994
Marriage*Leonard Odell "Frosty" Switzer married Mildred Virginia Jones, daughter of Gerrard James Jones and Kathleen Lake Paitsel, on January 30, 1946 at New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia.6,1,10,3 
Children
  • Dianne Switzer10
  • Sheila Gay Switzer10

Citations

  1. [S370] Ruth G. Hale, Hebron United Methodist Church Cemetery, Craig Co., VA.
  2. [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.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  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. [S46] Stephen A. Taylor & Rena B. Worthen, Craig County, Virginia Marriages 1939-1962.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Cecil F. Switzer obituary in the Jun 27, 2003 edition.
  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.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mildred J. Switzer obituary in the Mar 29, 1994 edition.

Cecil F. "Shorty" Switzer1,2,3

M, b. July 3, 1920, d. June 26, 2003
FatherJohn Steel Switzer4,1,2,5 b. September 16, 1887, d. March 11, 1961
MotherNaomi Clyde "Neoma" Crawford4,1,2,5 b. September 28, 1894, d. April 10, 1977
     His Social Security Number was 229-07-8967.6 Cecil F. "Shorty" Switzer was buried at Hebron United Methodist Church Cemetery, Rt. 606, Barbours Creek, Craig Co., Virginia.1 He was born on July 3, 1920 at Craig Co., Virginia.6,1,2 He married Louise Mabry, daughter of Clarence Mabry and Mary Agnes Tickle, on November 30, 1941 at New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia.2,3,7 Cecil F. "Shorty" Switzer died on June 26, 2003 at Virginia at age 82.1,6 He SWITZER, Cecil F., (Shorty), 82 of New Castle, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2003. Shorty served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He retired after 33 years of service at Loan Star Cement. Shorty spent his retirement enjoying the outdoors. Born on July 3, 1920, the son of John and Naomi Switzer, he was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Switzer and his four brothers, Ralph Switzer, Leslie Switzer, Leonard Switzer and Robert Switzer. He is survived by five sons, Clarence Switzer of Roanoke, Gary Switzer of Vinton, Richard Switzer of Troutville, Jerry Switzer of Ferrum and Kevin Switzer of Troutville; three daughters, Betty Hale of New Castle, Rebecca Switzer of Fincastle, Martha Mills of Savannah, Ga; 24 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Friends and relatives will be received at Hebron United Methodist Church, New Castle, on Sunday, June 29, 2003 at 2 p.m. Memorial services will follow at 3 p.m. on June 27, 2003.1

Census Records

1930Dwelling 13, District 3, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia4
1940Dwelling 96, District 23-3, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia5

Occupation

1940Farm laborer5

Family

Louise Mabry b. April 29, 1926, d. November 20, 1997
Marriage*Cecil F. "Shorty" Switzer married Louise Mabry, daughter of Clarence Mabry and Mary Agnes Tickle, on November 30, 1941 at New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia.2,3,7 
Children
  • Richard Switzer1,3,8
  • Cecil "Kevin" Switzer1,3,8
  • Betty Switzer1,3,8
  • Martha Switzer1,3,8
  • Clarence "Fred" Switzer1,3,8
  • Gary Robert Switzer1,3,8
  • Jerry Edward Switzer1,3,8 b. December 17, 1956, d. June 23, 2014
  • Rebecca D. Switzer1,3,8

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Cecil F. Switzer obituary in the Jun 27, 2003 edition.
  2. [S46] Stephen A. Taylor & Rena B. Worthen, Craig County, Virginia Marriages 1939-1962.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Louise Mabry Switzer obituary in the Nov 22, 1997 edition.
  4. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Clarence Mabry obituary in the Jun 19, 1991 edition.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Jerry Edward Switzer obituary in the Jun 25, 2014 edition.

Robert Ray Switzer1,2

M, b. November 10, 1922, d. September 14, 1983
FatherJohn Steel Switzer3,4,2,5 b. September 16, 1887, d. March 11, 1961
MotherNaomi Clyde "Neoma" Crawford3,4,2,5 b. September 28, 1894, d. April 10, 1977
     His Social Security Number was 224-24-7165.6 Robert Ray Switzer was buried at Hebron United Methodist Church Cemetery, Rt. 606, Barbours Creek, Craig Co., Virginia.1 He was born on November 10, 1922 at Craig Co., Virginia.6,1,2 He married Vivian J. Jones, daughter of Gerrard James Jones and Kathleen Lake Paitsel, on July 5, 1947 at Botetourt Co., Virginia.2,1,7 Robert Ray Switzer died on September 14, 1983 at age 60.1

Census Records

1930Dwelling 13, District 3, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia3
1940Dwelling 96, District 23-3, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia5

Family

Vivian J. Jones b. March 1, 1927, d. April 27, 2013
Marriage*Robert Ray Switzer married Vivian J. Jones, daughter of Gerrard James Jones and Kathleen Lake Paitsel, on July 5, 1947 at Botetourt Co., Virginia.2,1,7 
Children
  • Karen Switzer7
  • Robert Ray "Billy" Switzer Jr.7
  • Wanda Switzer7

Citations

  1. [S370] Ruth G. Hale, Hebron United Methodist Church Cemetery, Craig Co., VA.
  2. [S46] Stephen A. Taylor & Rena B. Worthen, Craig County, Virginia Marriages 1939-1962.
  3. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Cecil F. Switzer obituary in the Jun 27, 2003 edition.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Vivian Jones Switzer obituary in the Apr 30, 2013 edition.

Ruby C. Conner1,2,3,4,5,6,7

F, b. September 16, 1916, d. September 5, 2006
FatherWaller Cleveland Conner1,2,3,4,5,6 b. October 23, 1884, d. September 24, 1947
MotherArminda Ellen "Minnie" Poff1,2,3,4,5,6 b. August 7, 1885, d. November 29, 1945
     Ruby C. Conner was buried at King Cemetery, Rt. 607, Bottom Creek area, Roanoke Co., Virginia.7 Her Social Security Number was 227-64-0750.8 She was born on September 16, 1916 at Floyd Co., Virginia; Her birthdate is sometimes listed as Mar 13, 1916.1,9,10,4,8 She married Morgan "Preacher" King, son of Joseph Cephus King and Emma Cora Conner, on December 26, 1934 at Floyd Co., Virginia.9,4,1,5,7 As of December 26, 1934,her married name was King. Ruby C. Conner died on September 5, 2006 at Virginia at age 89.7,8 She Ruby Conner King, 90 of Bent Mountain died Tuesday afternoon, September 5, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, Morgan King. She was a lifelong member of Mount Union Church of the Brethren. She is survived by her son and three daughters, Betty King Walters and husband, Herman, B. J. King and wife, Cindy, Lynda King Sherrill, and Frances King Wood and husband, Robert. Her surviving family also include six grandchildren, David Walters, Daniel Walters and wife, Patricia, Joseph Walters and wife, Trina, Georgiann King Brown and husband, Daniel, Tonya King Atkins and husband, Craig, and Coral Dee Wood. Also surviving are eleven great grandchildren, Rebecca, Elizabeth, Sarah, Daniel, Jacob and Robert Walters, Hannah and Morgan Walters, Caleb and Mary Grace Atkins, and Emma Brown. Services will be at Oakey's South Chapel, 10 a.m. Friday, September 8, 2006. Interment will follow at King Cemetery, Bent Mountain. The family will receive friends at Oakey's South Chapel from 4 to 9 p.m. on Thursday September 7. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel (989-3131). on September 7, 2006.7

Census Records

1920Dwelling 115, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1930Dwelling 79, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1940Dwelling 125, District 81-13, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia11

Family

Morgan "Preacher" King b. November 11, 1911, d. January 5, 1994
Marriage*Ruby C. Conner married Morgan "Preacher" King, son of Joseph Cephus King and Emma Cora Conner, on December 26, 1934 at Floyd Co., Virginia.9,4,1,5,7 
Children

Citations

  1. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.
  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. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  5. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Bonnie C. Goff obituary in the Feb 9, 2006 edition.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ruby Conner King obituary in the Sep 7, 2006 edition.
  8. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  9. [S130] Waller Cleveland & Arminda Poff Conner, The Family of George Benjamin Conner.
  10. [S183] Roanoke Regional Preservation Office, Cemeteries in Roanoke County, Virginia.
  11. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Morgan King obitutary in the Jan 7, 1994 edition.
  13. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Luther Abbott Craft1

M, b. September 24, 1909, d. January 8, 1938
FatherGeorge Peyton Craft2,3,4 b. April 12, 1886, d. April 26, 1954
MotherEula Dare Brizendine2,3,4 b. February 26, 1888, d. June 30, 1930
     Luther Abbott Craft was buried at West View Cemetery, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia.1,5 He was born on September 24, 1909 at Craig Co., Virginia.1,5 He married Virginia Dare Overstreet on July 23, 1929 at Sullivan Co., Tennessee.1,6 Luther Abbott Craft died on January 8, 1938 at age 28; Died when crushed to death by a truck, loaded with rock, which overturned.1,5

Census Records

1910Dwelling 89, District 74, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia2
1920Dwelling 9, District 82, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia3

Family

Virginia Dare Overstreet
Marriage*Luther Abbott Craft married Virginia Dare Overstreet on July 23, 1929 at Sullivan Co., Tennessee.1,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S366] And Margarette Tynan Rena Worthen Stephen Taylor, Cemeteries of Craig Co., Virginia.
  2. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Eula Dare Brizendine Craft obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  5. [S1254] Ruth G. Hale, West View Cemetery, Craig Co., VA.
  6. [S1320] Steve Taylor, "Descendants of George M. Craft."
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the James Luther Craft obituary in the Apr 17, 2016 edition.
  8. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Martha Pauline Craft1,2

F, b. September 7, 1913, d. August 17, 1969
FatherGeorge Peyton Craft3,4,2,5 b. April 12, 1886, d. April 26, 1954
MotherEula Dare Brizendine3,4,2,5 b. February 26, 1888, d. June 30, 1930
     Martha Pauline Craft was buried at Huffman Memorial Park (also known as Chestnut Grove Church Cemetery), above the fish hatchery, Rt. 42, Craig Co., Virginia.1 She was born on September 7, 1913 at Craig Co., Virginia.1,2 She married William Clarence Price, son of John W. Price and Ruth Unknown, on November 22, 1930 at Roanoke, Virginia.2 As of November 22, 1930,her married name was Price. Martha Pauline Craft died on August 17, 1969 at age 55.1

Census Records

1920Dwelling 9, District 82, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia3
1930Dwelling 198, District 3, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia4
1940Dwelling 178, District 23-1, Alleghany, Craig Co., Virginia6

Family

William Clarence Price b. July 17, 1910, d. September 18, 1984
Marriage*Martha Pauline Craft married William Clarence Price, son of John W. Price and Ruth Unknown, on November 22, 1930 at Roanoke, Virginia.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S261] Ruth G. Hale, Huffman Memorial Park, Craig Co., VA.
  2. [S26] Ruth G. Hale, Craig County, Virginia Marriages 1911-1938.
  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. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Eula Dare Brizendine Craft obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S46] Stephen A. Taylor & Rena B. Worthen, Craig County, Virginia Marriages 1939-1962.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ronney Mitchell Price obituary in the Jan 23, 2013 edition.
  9. [S1320] Steve Taylor, "Descendants of George M. Craft."
  10. [S1254] Ruth G. Hale, West View Cemetery, Craig Co., VA.
  11. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  12. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  13. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Delores Jean Price Ponton obituary in the Apr 12, 1995 edition.

Louella Elizabeth Craft1,2,3,4

F, b. August 20, 1916, d. December 25, 2001
FatherGeorge Peyton Craft1,2,5 b. April 12, 1886, d. April 26, 1954
MotherEula Dare Brizendine1,2,5 b. February 26, 1888, d. June 30, 1930
     Louella Elizabeth Craft was buried at Crowder Cemetery, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia.4 Her Social Security Number was 229-24-1261.6 She was born on August 20, 1916 at Virginia.1,6 As of October 17, 1936,her married name was Dodd.3 She married Elwood Johnson Dodd on October 17, 1936 at Covington, Alleghany Co., Virginia.3,4 Louella Elizabeth Craft died on December 25, 2001 at Virginia at age 85.4,6 She Louella Elizabeth Craft Dodd, 85, of New Castle, died peacefully Christmas Day 2001. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elwood J. Dodd; one brother, Luther Craft; and two sisters, Pauline Price and Addie Austin. She is survived by her daughter, Patsy Dodd Whiting, New Castle; and five grandchildren, Diane Lugar, Bud Whiting, Loretta Keffer, Billy Joe Whiting, New Castle, and Lisa Harnack, Catawba. She is also survived by her seven great-grandchildren who were dear to her heart, Nathan and Nora Keffer, Emma Lugar, Rachel and Carly Whiting, Parker Harnack, and Kara Booth; several nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Pap Austin, New Castle; and special friend, Octa Nolan, Salem. A special thanks to the staff at Richfield Nursing Center for their special attention. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 28, 2001, at Crowder Cemetery in New Castle with the Rev. Larry Jent officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to The Craig County EMS, P.O. Box 81, New Castle, Virginia, 24127. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at Paitsel Funeral Home, New Castle. on December 27, 2001.4

Census Records

1920Dwelling 9, District 82, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia1
1930Dwelling 198, District 3, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia2
1940Dwelling 204, District 3-11, Covington, Alleghany Co., Virginia7

Family

Elwood Johnson Dodd b. May 31, 1918, d. April 1, 1981
Marriage*Louella Elizabeth Craft married Elwood Johnson Dodd on October 17, 1936 at Covington, Alleghany Co., Virginia.3,4 
Child
  • Patricia Anne "Patsy" Dodd4,7

Citations

  1. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1320] Steve Taylor, "Descendants of George M. Craft."
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Louella Elizabeth Craft Dodd obituary in the Dec 27, 2001 edition.
  5. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Eula Dare Brizendine Craft obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  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.

Addie Ann Craft

F, b. June 18, 1919, d. December 4, 1994
FatherGeorge Peyton Craft1,2,3,4 b. April 12, 1886, d. April 26, 1954
MotherEula Dare Brizendine1,2,3 b. February 26, 1888, d. June 30, 1930
     Addie Ann Craft was buried at Huffman Memorial Park (also known as Chestnut Grove Church Cemetery), above the fish hatchery, Rt. 42, Craig Co., Virginia.5,6 Her Social Security Number was 224-24-2455.7 She was born on June 18, 1919 at Craig Co., Virginia.7 She married Frank Wilson "Pap" Austin Sr. on October 17, 1938 at Catawba, Roanoke Co., Virginia.8,5,4 As of October 17, 1938,her married name was Austin. Addie Ann Craft died on December 4, 1994 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 75.7,6,5 She AUSTIN, Addie Craft 75, of New Castle, died Sunday, December 4, 1994, in a Salem Hospital. She is survived by her husband of 56 years of marriage, Frank ""Pap"" Austin; two sons, Frank Austin Jr., New Castle, George ""Shorty"" Austin, Salem; one daughter-in-law, Carol S. Austin, Roanoke; one sister, Louella Dodd, New Castle; two grandchildren, Julie A. Austin, Roanoke, Steve W. Austin, New Castle; three special nieces, Martha P. Mattox, Patsy D. Whiting, both of New Castle, Delores P. Ponton, Roanoke; four nephews. There will be a graveside service on Wednesday, 11 a.m. at Huffman Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, 7 to 9 p.m. at Boitnott Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Craig County Rescue Squad. on December 6, 1994.5

Census Records

1920Dwelling 9, District 82, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia1
1930Dwelling 198, District 3, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia2
1940Dwelling 336, District 23-3, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia4

Family

Frank Wilson "Pap" Austin Sr. b. June 28, 1918, d. August 9, 2004
Marriage*Addie Ann Craft married Frank Wilson "Pap" Austin Sr. on October 17, 1938 at Catawba, Roanoke Co., Virginia.8,5,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Eula Dare Brizendine Craft obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  4. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Addie Craft Austin obituary in the Dec 6, 1994 edition.
  6. [S261] Ruth G. Hale, Huffman Memorial Park, Craig Co., VA.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S26] Ruth G. Hale, Craig County, Virginia Marriages 1911-1938.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the George Austin obituary in the Jul 8, 1996 edition.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Frank W. Austin, Jr. obituary in the Sep 1, 2000 edition.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Frank Wilson Austin obituary in the Aug 11, 2004 edition.

Elmer Looney Craft1

M, b. April 19, 1919, d. April 17, 1994
FatherLooney Marshall Craft2,3,4 b. May 23, 1885, d. December 30, 1941
MotherDillie Leone Kaiser2,3,4 b. 1899, d. August 6, 1956
     Elmer Looney Craft was buried at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, 5070 Cove Road N. W., Roanoke, Virginia.1 His Social Security Number was 224-07-9936.5 He married Ethel Marie Holcomb.6 Elmer Looney Craft was born on April 19, 1919 at Craig Co., Virginia.5 He married Georgia Anna Murphy on June 21, 1947 at Roanoke, Virginia.7 Elmer Looney Craft died on April 17, 1994 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 74.5,1 He CRAFT, Elmer Looney, 74, of Roanoke, died Sunday April 17, 1994, at Community Hospital. He was a retired carpenter with the Civil Service for many years. He was a member of Pentecostal of the Living God Church and was a Army World War II veteran. Survivors include his wife, Ethel Marie Craft; stepson, Lester Weese, Morfield, W.Va; a brother, Willis Craft, Vinton; sister, Norine Reynolds, Roanoke. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 20, 11 a.m. in the John M. Oakey & Son Chapel, Salem by the Rev. John T. Chambers officiating. Burial will follow in the Cedar Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. on April 19, 1994.1

Census Records

1920Dwelling 154, District 82, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia8
1930Dwelling 161, District 3, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia2
1940Dwelling 289, District 23-3, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia4

Occupation

1940Farm laborer4

Family 1

Ethel Marie Holcomb b. April 4, 1924, d. March 10, 2009
Marriage*Elmer Looney Craft married Ethel Marie Holcomb.6 

Family 2

Georgia Anna Murphy b. November 14, 1909, d. February 5, 1998
Marriage*Elmer Looney Craft married Georgia Anna Murphy on June 21, 1947 at Roanoke, Virginia.7 

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Elmer Looney Craft obituary in the Apr 19, 1994 edition.
  2. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ethel Marie Craft obituary in the Mar 11, 2009 edition.
  7. [S1321] Steve Taylor, "Descendants of John Spencer Craft."
  8. [S26] Ruth G. Hale, Craig County, Virginia Marriages 1911-1938.

Lillian Craft1

F, b. December 16, 1920, d. April 22, 1965
FatherLooney Marshall Craft2,3 b. May 23, 1885, d. December 30, 1941
MotherDillie Leone Kaiser2,3 b. 1899, d. August 6, 1956
     Lillian Craft was buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery, 1521 South Carpenter Drive, Covington, Alleghany Co., Virginia.1 Her married name was Woolridge.1 She married Unknown Woolridge.1 Lillian Craft was born on December 16, 1920 at Virginia.2,4 She died on April 22, 1965 at age 44.1

Census Records

1930Dwelling 161, District 3, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia2
1940Dwelling 289, District 23-3, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia3

Family

Unknown Woolridge
Marriage*Lillian Craft married Unknown Woolridge.1 

Citations

  1. [S3866] Cedar Hill Cemetery, Covington, VA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  2. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S1321] Steve Taylor, "Descendants of John Spencer Craft."

Charles Willard Craft1,2

M, b. March 7, 1923, d. July 7, 1993
FatherLooney Marshall Craft3,4 b. May 23, 1885, d. December 30, 1941
MotherDillie Leone Kaiser3,4 b. 1899, d. August 6, 1956
     His Social Security Number was 224-20-1859.5 Charles Willard Craft was buried at Brickey Cemetery (also known as Mt. View Cemetery), New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia.1 He married Mary Crowder.1,6,7 Charles Willard Craft married Virginia Mae Bernard.7 Charles Willard Craft was born on March 7, 1923 at Virginia.5 He died on July 7, 1993 at Virginia at age 70.5,1,2 He CRAFT, Charles Willard, 69, of New Castle, died Wednesday, July 7, 1993. Funeral 2 p.m. Friday, Boitnott Funeral Home Chapel. on July 8, 1993.2

Census Records

1930Dwelling 161, District 3, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia3
1940Dwelling 289, District 23-3, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia4

Family 1

Mary Crowder b. November 11, 1928, d. March 15, 1996
Marriage*Charles Willard Craft married Mary Crowder.1,6,7 
Children

Family 2

Virginia Mae Bernard
Marriage*Charles Willard Craft married Virginia Mae Bernard.7 
Child
  • Fred Charles "Charlie" Craft6,10,9,8

Citations

  1. [S361] Ruth G. Hale, Brickey Cemetery, Craig Co., Virginia.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Charles Willard Craft obituary in the Jul 8, 1993 edition.
  3. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mary Crowder Craft obituary in the Mar 16, 1996 edition.
  7. [S1321] Steve Taylor, "Descendants of John Spencer Craft."
  8. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  9. [S3336] Paitsel Funeral Home, Craig Co., VA, online http://www.paitselfh.com/, From the Virginia Louise Craft Blankenship obituary.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Carl L. Craft obituary in the Aug 13, 1994 edition.

Joseph Flemon Valentine "Joe" Conner1,2,3,4,5,6

M, b. May 11, 1871, d. February 12, 1963
FatherSamuel S. "Slick" Conner7,1,2,4,6 b. September 5, 1835, d. February 7, 1889
MotherMartha Ann Poff7,1,2,4,6 b. November 24, 1840, d. September 15, 1904
     Joseph Flemon Valentine "Joe" Conner was buried at Cole Cemetery, on the J. Kyle Cole farm, near junction Rts. 612 & 673, Flint/Double Springs area, Floyd Co., Virginia.8,4,6 He was born on May 11, 1871 at Floyd Co., Virginia; The Floyd Co. Birth Index has birth dates of May 10, 1871 and May 10, 1870.8,1,2,4,6 He married Sarah Melvina "Cuzzie" Conner, daughter of John Aaron Conner and Mary Ellen "Polly" Vest, on April 10, 1890 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,9,10,4,6 Joseph Flemon Valentine "Joe" Conner died on February 12, 1963 at Radford, Virginia, at age 91.8,4,6

Census Records

1880Dwelling 446, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia11
1900Dwelling 174, District 17, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia12
1910Dwelling 150, District 50, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia13
1920Dwelling 86, District 101, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia14
1930Dwelling 57, District 9, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia15
1940Dwelling 60, District 32-11, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia16

Occupation

1900Farmer12
1910Farmer13
1920Farmer14
1930Farmer15
1940Farmer16

Family

Sarah Melvina "Cuzzie" Conner b. June 10, 1872, d. March 12, 1950
Marriage*Joseph Flemon Valentine "Joe" Conner married Sarah Melvina "Cuzzie" Conner, daughter of John Aaron Conner and Mary Ellen "Polly" Vest, on April 10, 1890 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,9,10,4,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S325] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1853-1873.
  2. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm
  4. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  5. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  6. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  7. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S269] Edgar L. Vest, Cole Family Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  9. [S134] Granddaughter Alice V. Thomas, granddaughter-in-law Mrs. Lala Vest Rev. Peter R. Vest, Rev. Peter R. Vest Files.
  10. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Melvina Conner obituary in the Mar 16, 1950 edition.
  11. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  14. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  15. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  16. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  17. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  18. [S1033] Unknown name of person, Virginia Department of Health Death Certificate, From the Martha A. Conner death certificate.
  19. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  20. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  21. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Ora Conner1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

F, b. November 17, 1918, d. December 4, 1989
FatherWaller Cleveland Conner1,3,4,7,8,9 b. October 23, 1884, d. September 24, 1947
MotherArminda Ellen "Minnie" Poff1,3,4,7,8,9 b. August 7, 1885, d. November 29, 1945
     Her Social Security Number was 229-24-3649.10 Ora Conner was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.11,6,12 She was born on November 17, 1918 at Floyd Co., Virginia.10,11,1,2,12 She married Perry Bayne Yates, son of William Henry "Will" Yates and Lula M. Vest, on March 24, 1943 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,6,7 As of March 24, 1943,her married name was Yates. Ora Conner died on December 4, 1989 at Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 71.10,11,6,12 She Check - Mrs. Ora Conner Yates, age 71, died Monday at her home. Surviving are her husband, Perry B. Yates; two daughters and one son-in-law, Shirley Jean Yates, Elizabeth and Roger McCloud; three sons and two daughters-in-law, G. W. and Elizabeth Yates, Harry Kenneth Yates, Earl Bayne and Diana Yates, all of Check; ten grandchildren and one great-grandson; four sisters, Bonnie Goff of Check; Rachel Conner, Shawsville; Mary Perdue, Roanoke; Ruby King, Bent Mountain; one brother, Raymond Conner of Symrna, Ga. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2:oo p.m. at the Salem Church (Head of the River) with W. T. Conner officiating with internment in the Wilson Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday at Wood Funeral Home, Floyd. on December 5, 1989.6

Census Records

1920Dwelling 115, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1930Dwelling 79, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1940Dwelling 2, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9

Family

Perry Bayne Yates b. March 24, 1919, d. March 1, 1999
Marriage*Ora Conner married Perry Bayne Yates, son of William Henry "Will" Yates and Lula M. Vest, on March 24, 1943 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,6,7 
Children

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  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. [S36] Clerk of Courts, Computerized Marriage Records of Floyd Co., Virginia, Ref # 98-17.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ora Conner Yates obituary in the Dec 5, 1989 edition.
  7. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Bonnie C. Goff obituary in the Feb 9, 2006 edition.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  11. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  12. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  13. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  14. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Leona Louise Craft1,2,3

F, b. March 17, 1929, d. March 2, 1939
FatherLooney Marshall Craft1 b. May 23, 1885, d. December 30, 1941
MotherDillie Leone Kaiser1 b. 1899, d. August 6, 1956
     Leona Louise Craft was buried at Crowder Cemetery, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia.2 She was born on March 17, 1929 at New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia.2,3 She died on March 2, 1939 at New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia, at age 9.2,3

Census Records

1930Dwelling 161, District 3, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia1

Citations

  1. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1321] Steve Taylor, "Descendants of John Spencer Craft."
  3. [S367] Ruth G. Hale, Crowder Cemetery, Craig Co., VA.

Ethel Marie Holcomb1

F, b. April 4, 1924, d. March 10, 2009
     Ethel Marie Holcomb married Elmer Looney Craft, son of Looney Marshall Craft and Dillie Leone Kaiser.1 Ethel Marie Holcomb was buried at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, 5070 Cove Road N. W., Roanoke, Virginia.1 Her married name was Craft.1 She was born on April 4, 1924.2,3 She died on March 10, 2009 at West Virginia at age 84.1,3,2 She Ethel Marie Craft, 84, of White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2009. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph L. and Hessie Holcomb; husband, Elmer L. Craft; son, Lester Weese Jr; brother, William Holcomb; and sisters, Edna Myer and Hilda Weese. Her surviving family includes her brother, sisters, granddaughter, and three great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 12, 2009, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home in Salem. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. on Friday, March 13, 2009, at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Roanoke. The Rev. Roy Kanode will officiate. The Craft family is being served by John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home in Salem, Va., 540-389-5441. on March 11, 2009.1

Family

Elmer Looney Craft b. April 19, 1919, d. April 17, 1994
Marriage*She married Elmer Looney Craft, son of Looney Marshall Craft and Dillie Leone Kaiser.1 

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ethel Marie Craft obituary in the Mar 11, 2009 edition.
  2. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  3. [S2274] Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Roanoke, VA, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GRid=49961910&CRid=49750&

Willis Marion Craft1,2,3

M, b. August 4, 1931, d. May 15, 1997
FatherLooney Marshall Craft4 b. May 23, 1885, d. December 30, 1941
MotherDillie Leone Kaiser4 b. 1899, d. August 6, 1956
     His Social Security Number was 229-36-8984.5 Willis Marion Craft was buried at Crowder Cemetery, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia.2,1 He was born on August 4, 1931 at New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia.5,3 He married Shelby Jean Arthur on February 16, 1957 at Roanoke, Virginia.3 Willis Marion Craft died on May 15, 1997 at Virginia at age 65.5,1,2 He CRAFT, Willis M. 65, of Salem, formerly of New Castle, died Thursday, May 15, 1997. He is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Norine and Chester Reynolds; a special niece, Sharon Reynolds; and several other nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 4 p.m. Sunday at the Paitsel Funeral Home Chapel, New Castle, with the Rev. Alvin Radford officiating. Interment will follow in Crowder Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. on May 16, 1997.2

Census Records

1940Dwelling 289, District 23-3, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia4

Family

Shelby Jean Arthur
Marriage*Willis Marion Craft married Shelby Jean Arthur on February 16, 1957 at Roanoke, Virginia.3 

Citations

  1. [S367] Ruth G. Hale, Crowder Cemetery, Craig Co., VA.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Willis M. Craft obituary in the May 16, 1997 edition.
  3. [S1321] Steve Taylor, "Descendants of John Spencer Craft."
  4. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Norine Mattie Craft1,2,3,4

F, b. January 31, 1934, d. July 24, 2001
FatherLooney Marshall Craft1,3 b. May 23, 1885, d. December 30, 1941
MotherDillie Leone Kaiser1,3 b. 1899, d. August 6, 1956
     Norine Mattie Craft was buried at Old Dominion Memorial Gardens, 7271 Cloverdale Road, Cloverdale, Botetourt Co., Virginia.1 Her Social Security Number was 229-36-8787.5 She married Chester Reynolds.1,2,6 Her married name was Reynolds. Norine Mattie Craft was born on January 31, 1934 at Virginia.5 She died on July 24, 2001 at Virginia at age 67.1,5 She REYNOLDS, Norine Craft, 67, of Roanoke, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, July 24, 2001. She was preceded in death by her parents, Looney Marshall and Dillie Craft. Norine is survived by her husband, Chester Reynolds; and a daughter, Sharon Reynolds, both of Roanoke; two sons and daughters-in-law, Frank and Wanda Reynolds, Ray and Linda Reynolds; and two granddaughters, Lucy and Janet Reynolds, all of New Castle; a best friend, Martha Adams of Salem; special in-laws, Paul and Barbara Reynolds and Marie Craft; and a special niece, Barbara Perkins, all of Roanoke; also several other nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 27, 2001 at Simpson-Tharp Funeral Home, with the Rev. Brown Radford, Sr. officiating. Interment will follow in Old Dominion Memorial Gardens in Cloverdale. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, July 26, 2001 from 6 to 9 p.m. Arrangements by Simpson-Tharp Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 540-366-0707. on July 26, 2001.1

Census Records

1940Dwelling 289, District 23-3, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia3

Family

Chester Reynolds b. March 8, 1922, d. June 18, 2002
Marriage*Norine Mattie Craft married Chester Reynolds.1,2,6 
Children
  • Sharon Reynolds1,2
  • Franklin Chester "Frank" Reynolds1,2,4
  • Raymond Marshall "Ray" Reynolds1,2,4

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Norine Craft Reynolds obituary in the Jul 26, 2001 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Chester Reynolds obituary in the Jun 21, 2002 edition.
  3. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  6. [S1321] Steve Taylor, "Descendants of John Spencer Craft."