Kemper Wells1

M, b. circa 1878
     Kemper Wells was born circa 1878 at Roanoke, Virginia.1 He married Asenath Frances "Dovie" Poff, daughter of John Henry Poff and Mary Magdaline "Polly" Bird, on August 25, 1913 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1

Family

Asenath Frances "Dovie" Poff b. July 1, 1886, d. December 11, 1961
Marriage*Kemper Wells married Asenath Frances "Dovie" Poff, daughter of John Henry Poff and Mary Magdaline "Polly" Bird, on August 25, 1913 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Loza/Lauza A. Moore1,2

F, b. January 5, 1844, d. March 23, 1893
     Loza/Lauza A. Moore was buried at West Family Cemetery, Westwood, Route 4, Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 She was born on January 5, 1844.2 She married Samuel A. Terry on October 23, 1862 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 As of October 23, 1862,her married name was Terry. Loza/Lauza A. Moore died on March 23, 1893 at age 49.2

Census Records

1890Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia3

Family

Samuel A. Terry b. August 10, 1839, d. August 5, 1914
Marriage*Loza/Lauza A. Moore married Samuel A. Terry on October 23, 1862 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S1021] Mary Conner Williams, West Family Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  3. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Goldie Edith Wickham1

F, b. December 2, 1926, d. August 7, 1995
FatherShelburne Amos Wickham2,3,4 b. May 6, 1894, d. July 4, 1981
MotherCeleste Lee "Celestie" Conner2,3,4 b. July 24, 1891, d. June 3, 1981
     Goldie Edith Wickham was buried at Mountain View Cemetery, 1300 Mountain View Road, Vinton, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1 Her Social Security Number was 223-30-2737.5 She was born on December 2, 1926 at Virginia.5 She married Oscar William McGuire on March 25, 1950.1,6 As of March 25, 1950,her married name was McGuire. Goldie Edith Wickham died on August 7, 1995 at Hardy, Bedford Co., Virginia, at age 68.1,5 She McGUIRE, Goldie Edith Wickham, 68, of Hardy, passed away Monday, August 7, 1995. She was the widow of Oscar William McGuire. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Donnie L. and Lee McGuire of Chesapeake; one sister, Marie W. Wheeler of Roanoke; two grandchildren, Stephanie and Ryan McGuire. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, August 10, from Mountain View Cemetery. The Rev. William E. Hungate will officiate. Friends may call after 12 noon Wednesday at the Lotz Vinton Chapel. on August 9, 1995.1

Census Records

1930Dwelling 283, District 2, Chamblissburg, Bedford Co., Virginia3
1940Dwelling 244, District 10-2, Chamblissburg, Bedford Co., Virginia4

Family

Oscar William McGuire b. February 7, 1923, d. September 5, 1979
Marriage*Goldie Edith Wickham married Oscar William McGuire on March 25, 1950.1,6 
Child
  • Donnie Lee McGuire1

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Goldie Edith Wickham McGuire obituary in the Aug 9, 1995 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From an undated article in about the death of George Wickham.
  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. [S2728] Roanoke Co. VA Archives - Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, online http://files.usgwarchives.org/va/roanoke/cemeteries/

John Wayne Sowers1,2,3,4

M, b. February 12, 1942, d. March 24, 1993
FatherTroy Leslie Sowers1,2,3,4 b. July 4, 1920, d. February 4, 2003
MotherElizabeth June Alderman1,2,3,4 b. June 7, 1922, d. January 27, 2004
     His Social Security Number was 225-54-9145.5 John Wayne Sowers was buried at Barringer-Maberry Cemetery, atop a hill on the south side of Rt. 799, 3.5 miles east of Willis on the old Jabe Sowers farm, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 He was born on February 12, 1942 at St. Mary's Co., Maryland.5,4 He married Vera Katherine Harris on June 16, 1964 at Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.4 John Wayne Sowers and Vera Katherine Harris were divorced on April 26, 1977 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6 John Wayne Sowers died on March 24, 1993 at Radford, Virginia, at age 51.5,2 He SOWERS, John Wayne, 51, of Willis, passed away Wednesday, March 24, 1993 at Radford Community Hospital. Survivors include one daughter, Michelle Sowers, Floyd; parents, Troy and Elizabeth Sowers, Willis; one brother, Billy Sowers, Willis; two sisters and brother-in-law, Wanda Bolt, Floyd, Sandra and Gary Dillon, Willis; four nephews, Tommy Sowers, Floyd, Kevin Sowers, Willis, Jimmy Wayne Radford, Willis, Mickey Bolt, Floyd. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel, Floyd, with Rev. Roy Turpin officiating. Burial will be in the Barringer Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Maberry Funeral Home. on March 25, 1993.2

Family

Vera Katherine Harris
Marriage*He married Vera Katherine Harris on June 16, 1964 at Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.4 
Divorce* John Wayne Sowers and Vera Katherine Harris were divorced on April 26, 1977 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6 
Child
  • Michelle Sowers2

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Troy Leslie Sowers obituary in the Feb 6, 2003 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the John Wayne Sowers obituary in the Mar 25, 1993 edition.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the William Ray Sowers obituary in the Jul 31, 2006 edition.
  4. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  6. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.

William Ray "Billy" Sowers1,2,3,4,5,6

M, b. July 26, 1946, d. July 29, 2006
FatherTroy Leslie Sowers1,7,8,3,4 b. July 4, 1920, d. February 4, 2003
MotherElizabeth June Alderman1,7,8,3,4 b. June 7, 1922, d. January 27, 2004
     William Ray "Billy" Sowers was buried at Barringer-Maberry Cemetery, atop a hill on the south side of Rt. 799, 3.5 miles east of Willis on the old Jabe Sowers farm, Floyd Co., Virginia.3 He was born on July 26, 1946 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6 He married Shirley Ann Freeman on October 27, 1967 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4 William Ray "Billy" Sowers married Freda Gay Hash on January 20, 1996 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4 William Ray "Billy" Sowers died on July 29, 2006 at Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 60.3,5 He William Ray (Billy) Sowers, 60, of Floyd, Va., passed away Saturday, July 29, 2006. He was employed by Turman Lumber Co. He was preceded in death by his parents, Troy and Elizabeth Sowers and brother, John Wayne Sowers. Survivors are wife, Freda G. Sowers Willis; sons and daughters-inlaw, Tommy and Deanna Sowers, Kevin and Sarah Sowers all of Floyd; grandchildren, Ryann Sowers, Camron Sowers and Chandler Sowers; stepson, Donnie Hash, G a l a x; stepdaughter, Joyce Bowers, Lexington; sisters and brother-in-law, Wanda Bolt and Sandra and Gary Dillon all of Willis; nephews, Micky Bolt and Jimmy Wayne, Radford; and niece, Michelle Litton. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel, Floyd, with the Rev. Joe Quesenberry and the Rev. Roy Turpin officiating. Interment will follow at Barringer Cemetery, Willis. Friends may call at Maberry Funeral Home after 12 noon Monday where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Floyd County Fire Department, Stations 1 or 2, PO Box 33, Floyd, Va. 24091. on July 31, 2006.3

Family 1

Shirley Ann Freeman b. February 20, 1948, d. July 2, 2017
Marriage*He married Shirley Ann Freeman on October 27, 1967 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4 
Children
  • Thomas Ray "Tommy" Sowers8,3
  • Kevin Wayne Sowers2,3

Family 2

Freda Gay Hash
Marriage*William Ray "Billy" Sowers married Freda Gay Hash on January 20, 1996 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4 

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Elizabeth Alderman Sowers obituary in the Jan 29, 2004 edition.
  2. [S36] Clerk of Courts, Computerized Marriage Records of Floyd Co., Virginia, Ref # 96-27.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the William Ray Sowers obituary in the Jul 31, 2006 edition.
  4. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Troy Leslie Sowers obituary in the Feb 6, 2003 edition.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the John Wayne Sowers obituary in the Mar 25, 1993 edition.

Elsie Mae Aldridge1,2,3

F, b. April 1, 1897, d. August 2, 1974
FatherJohn G. H. Aldridge4,1,3 b. December 2, 1865, d. June 30, 1923
MotherLydia Alice Naff1,4 b. May 26, 1871, d. March 11, 1944
     Her Social Security Number was 230-40-6151.5 Elsie Mae Aldridge was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.4,6,3 She was born on April 1, 1897 at Floyd Co., Virginia; Her death certificate has a birth year of 1896.5,1,3 As of circa 1915,her married name was Poff.7 She married Oliver Blane Poff, son of Moses D. Poff and Catherine E. "Kate" Corell, circa 1915.7,2,3 Elsie Mae Aldridge died on August 2, 1974 at Radford, Virginia, at age 77.5,4,6,3 She CHRISTIANSBURG -- Mrs. Elsie Poff, age 78, of Route 1, Riner, died Friday evening, August 2, 1974, in a Radford hospital. Surviving are her husband, Oliver B. Poff; two sons, Fred Poff and Russell Poff, both of Riner; two sisters, Mrs. Walter Lively of Long Branch, W. Va., Mrs. Carl Bowers of Oxford, Pa; four brothers, Fred Aldridge of Knottingham, Pa., William Aldridge and J. E. Aldridge, both of New Jersey, Stuart Aldridge of Floyd; one grandchild. Funeral services were Monday, August 5, 1974, at 11 a.m., from the Richardson Funeral Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Archie P. Naff. Burial in Sunset Cemetery. on August 8, 1974.6

Census Records

1930Dwelling 39, District 4, Auburn, Montgomery Co., Virginia7
1940Dwelling 389, District 61-6, Auburn, Montgomery Co., Virginia8

Family

Oliver Blane Poff b. November 17, 1892, d. December 22, 1981
Marriage*Elsie Mae Aldridge married Oliver Blane Poff, son of Moses D. Poff and Catherine E. "Kate" Corell, circa 1915.7,2,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S162] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, William G. "The Settler" Aldridge, Floyd Co., VA.
  2. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Elsie Poff obituary in the Aug 8, 1974 edition.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  6. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Elonza Luther Craighead, Sr. obituary in the Jun 27, 1974 edition.
  7. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Oliver Blane Poff1,2,3

M, b. November 17, 1892, d. December 22, 1981
FatherMoses D. Poff4 b. January 19, 1860, d. May 15, 1893
MotherCatherine E. "Kate" Corell5,6,4,3 b. February 11, 1853, d. October 25, 1929
     Oliver Blane Poff was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.7,3 His Social Security Number was 224-20-2308.8 He was born on November 17, 1892 at Pilot, Montgomery Co., Virginia.7,8,1,3 He married Elsie Mae Aldridge, daughter of John G. H. Aldridge and Lydia Alice Naff, circa 1915.9,2,3 Oliver Blane Poff died on December 22, 1981 at Blacksburg, Virginia, at age 89.7,3

Census Records

1900Dwelling 66, District 63, Auburn, Montgomery Co., Virginia6
1910Dwelling 237, District 94, Auburn, Montgomery Co., Virginia5
1930Dwelling 39, District 4, Auburn, Montgomery Co., Virginia9
1940Dwelling 389, District 61-6, Auburn, Montgomery Co., Virginia10

Occupation

1910Farm laborer5
1930Farmer9
1940Farmer10

Family

Elsie Mae Aldridge b. April 1, 1897, d. August 2, 1974
Marriage*Oliver Blane Poff married Elsie Mae Aldridge, daughter of John G. H. Aldridge and Lydia Alice Naff, circa 1915.9,2,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  2. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Elsie Poff obituary in the Aug 8, 1974 edition.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Lavie E. Booth obituary in the Apr 7, 1976 edition.
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  8. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  9. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.