Harvey Curtis Semones1,2

M, b. April 13, 1892, d. May 8, 1970
     His Social Security Number was 224-09-0217.3 Harvey Curtis Semones was buried at Greasy Creek Church Cemetery, on Rt. 750 west of US 221, Burks Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He married Monica Irene Stanley.1 Harvey Curtis Semones was born on April 13, 1892 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,5,1,2 He died on May 8, 1970 at age 78.5,4,1

Family

Monica Irene Stanley b. May 5, 1903, d. December 22, 1955
Marriage*He married Monica Irene Stanley.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S295] Phyllis Goad Phillips & Genevieve Cochran Starkey, Cemeteries - Floyd County VA., Burks Fork District, Volume II.
  2. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S14] Martin Family of VA, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2531387&id=I533511390
  5. [S99] Sonny Griffith's Family Tree, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=sonnyg_01&id=I1212
  6. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.

Monica Irene Stanley

F, b. May 5, 1903, d. December 22, 1955
     Monica Irene Stanley married Harvey Curtis Semones.1 Monica Irene Stanley was buried at Greasy Creek Church Cemetery, on Rt. 750 west of US 221, Burks Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 Her married name was Semones. She was born on May 5, 1903.2,3,1 She died on December 22, 1955 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 52.1

Family

Harvey Curtis Semones b. April 13, 1892, d. May 8, 1970
Marriage*She married Harvey Curtis Semones.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S295] Phyllis Goad Phillips & Genevieve Cochran Starkey, Cemeteries - Floyd County VA., Burks Fork District, Volume II.
  2. [S14] Martin Family of VA, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2531387&id=I533511390
  3. [S99] Sonny Griffith's Family Tree, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=sonnyg_01&id=I1212
  4. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.

Ellen Rorris Sesler Unknown1

F, b. circa 1862
     Ellen Rorris Sesler Unknown was born circa 1862 at Virginia.2 She married James W. Surface circa 1886.2 As of circa 1886,her married name was Surface.2

Census Records

1930Dwelling 265, District 2, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia2

Family

James W. Surface b. circa 1863, d. May, 1941
Marriage*Ellen Rorris Sesler Unknown married James W. Surface circa 1886.2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  2. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.

John William Cole1,2

M, b. October 16, 1882, d. June 16, 1920
FatherWilliam John "Bill" Cole3 b. July 24, 1858, d. November 30, 1946
MotherMary Catherine "Molly" Carey3 b. October 5, 1858, d. February 16, 1935
     John William Cole was buried at Den Hill Road Cemetery, Mount Calvery Baptist Church, Rt. 641 west of Shawsville, about 3/4 mile from Rt. 11, Montgomery Co., Virginia.4 He was born on October 16, 1882 at Montgomery Co., Virginia; On his WWI Draft Registration card he listed his birth date as Oct 16, 1881.4,1,2 He married Nellie Grace Surface, daughter of James W. Surface and Ellen Rorris Sesler Unknown, circa 1917 at Bristol Co., Virginia.5,6,2 John William Cole died on June 16, 1920 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 37.2

Census Records

1900Dwelling 179, District 62, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia3
1920Dwelling 217, District 41, Melrose Ward, Roanoke, Virginia6

Occupation

1920Railroad gate man6

Family

Nellie Grace Surface b. circa 1900, d. December 28, 1920
Marriage*John William Cole married Nellie Grace Surface, daughter of James W. Surface and Ellen Rorris Sesler Unknown, circa 1917 at Bristol Co., Virginia.5,6,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  3. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S228] Ruth G. Hale & Glenna G. Garner, Den Hill Road Cemetery, Montgomery Co., VA.
  5. [S81] Janice Smyth, "Cole Family Researcher Janice Smyth," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, 2001-2005.
  6. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S557] VA Montgomery Co., Register 3, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  8. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

William John "Bill" Cole1,2,3,4

M, b. July 24, 1858, d. November 30, 1946
FatherJohn William Cole1,5,4 b. circa 1838, d. before January 10, 1869
MotherNancy Jane Alley1,5,6,4 b. February 16, 1838, d. 1913
     William John "Bill" Cole was buried at Den Hill Road Cemetery, Mount Calvery Baptist Church, Rt. 641 west of Shawsville, about 3/4 mile from Rt. 11, Montgomery Co., Virginia.4 He was born on July 24, 1858 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4 He married Mary Catherine "Molly" Carey, daughter of William Carey and Susan Mary Rumberg, on August 20, 1877 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,4 William John "Bill" Cole died on November 30, 1946 at Dublin, Pulaski Co., Virginia, at age 88.4

Census Records

1860Dwelling 12, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1870Dwelling 34, Alum Ridge, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1900Dwelling 179, District 62, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia7
1910Dwelling 139, District 93, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia2
1920Dwelling 276, District 104, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia3
1930Dwelling 263, District 2, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia8
1940Dwelling 144, District 61-2, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia9

Occupation

1900Farmer7
1910Farmer2
1920Farmer3
1930Farmer8

Family

Mary Catherine "Molly" Carey b. October 5, 1858, d. February 16, 1935
Marriage*William John "Bill" Cole married Mary Catherine "Molly" Carey, daughter of William Carey and Susan Mary Rumberg, on August 20, 1877 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S48] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register 1, Montgomery 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. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S55] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register 2, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  11. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.

Wylie Bea "Bud" Cole1,2,3

M, b. March 13, 1885, d. June 11, 1947
FatherWilliam John "Bill" Cole4,3 b. July 24, 1858, d. November 30, 1946
MotherMary Catherine "Molly" Carey4,3 b. October 5, 1858, d. February 16, 1935
     Wylie Bea "Bud" Cole was born on March 13, 1885 at Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia.3,5 He married Mary Athalia Mitchell on June 2, 1912 at Norfolk, Virginia.2 Wylie Bea "Bud" Cole died on June 11, 1947 at Staunton, Augusta Co., Virginia, at age 62.2,5

Census Records

1900Dwelling 179, District 62, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia4
1920Dwelling 11, District 42, Melrose Ward, Roanoke, Virginia6

Occupation

1920Carpenter6

Family

Mary Athalia Mitchell b. February 12, 1894, d. April 6, 1981
Marriage*Wylie Bea "Bud" Cole married Mary Athalia Mitchell on June 2, 1912 at Norfolk, Virginia.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  2. [S1469] Our Tree's and Branches, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3068356&id=I0434
  3. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  4. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S5158] North Carolina State Archives, North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011.
  8. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.

Bessie Ruth Cole1,2,3

F, b. April, 1891
FatherWilliam John "Bill" Cole4,5,6 b. July 24, 1858, d. November 30, 1946
MotherMary Catherine "Molly" Carey4,5,6 b. October 5, 1858, d. February 16, 1935
     Bessie Ruth Cole was born in April, 1891 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.4,5 She married James Walker Flinchum in 1914 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.4 As of 1914,her married name was Flinchum.

Census Records

1900Dwelling 179, District 62, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia5
1910Dwelling 139, District 93, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia6
1920Dwelling 17, District 42, Melrose Ward, Roanoke, Virginia7
1930Dwelling 497, District 4, Roanoke, Virginia8
1940Dwelling 60, District 119-18, Roanoke, Virginia9

Family

James Walker Flinchum b. October 13, 1890, d. February, 1982
Marriage*Bessie Ruth Cole married James Walker Flinchum in 1914 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S81] Janice Smyth, "Cole Family Researcher Janice Smyth," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, 2001-2005.
  2. [S1103] 22652 (Flinchum), online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:a22652&id=I016
  3. [S1102] Fincham/Flinchum/Finchum Families of the World, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=waf2004&id=I47687
  4. [S55] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register 2, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  5. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Dimple Magdeline Flinchum Tyler obituary in the Oct 6, 1997 edition.

Nora Effie Whitlock1

F, b. January 23, 1889, d. February 7, 1928
FatherJohn Shelbourne Whitlock1,2 b. December 4, 1863, d. May 27, 1944
MotherIda Virginia Atkinson1,2 b. May 26, 1871, d. November 28, 1926
     Nora Effie Whitlock was buried at Piedmont Cemetery, Rt. 11 to Shawsville, turn at nursing home, Rt. 637, about 8 miles on the left, Montgomery Co., Virginia.3,2 She was born on January 23, 1889 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.3,1,2 She married John Lee Sowder, son of Elda Lee "L. D." Sowder and Lucy Ann Gross, on December 23, 1907 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2 As of December 23, 1907,her married name was Sowder. Nora Effie Whitlock died on February 7, 1928 at Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 39.3,2

Family

John Lee Sowder b. January 31, 1883, d. April 8, 1962
Marriage*She married John Lee Sowder, son of Elda Lee "L. D." Sowder and Lucy Ann Gross, on December 23, 1907 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S55] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register 2, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S1693] W. W. Likens, Records of Death - Book 13, Grant Bryant Funeral Home Records Oct 16, 1925 - Jan 31, 1933.
  3. [S240] Ruth G. Hale & Glenna G. Garner, Piedmont Cemetery, Montgomery Co., VA.
  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. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Susan May "Myrtle" Cole1,2

F, b. June, 1879
FatherWilliam John "Bill" Cole1,2 b. July 24, 1858, d. November 30, 1946
MotherMary Catherine "Molly" Carey1,2,3 b. October 5, 1858, d. February 16, 1935
     Susan May "Myrtle" Cole was born in June, 1879 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2 She married ErvinIrving H. Settler in 1905.4 As of 1905,her married name was Settler.

Census Records

1880Dwelling 302, District 56, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia3
1900Dwelling 179, District 62, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia2

Family

ErvinIrving H. Settler
Marriage*Susan May "Myrtle" Cole married ErvinIrving H. Settler in 1905.4 

Citations

  1. [S55] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register 2, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S22] FamilySearch Internet Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp

Harry Carey Cole1,2,3

M, b. July 10, 1888, d. April 20, 1946
FatherWilliam John "Bill" Cole4,5,3 b. July 24, 1858, d. November 30, 1946
MotherMary Catherine "Molly" Carey4,5,3 b. October 5, 1858, d. February 16, 1935
     Harry Carey Cole was buried at Fair View Cemetery, 3300 Melrose Ave. N.W., Roanoke, Virginia.6,3 He was born on July 10, 1888 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,2,3 He married Sallie Lou Humphries on December 27, 1909 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.4,3 Harry Carey Cole died on April 20, 1946 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 57.3

Census Records

1900Dwelling 179, District 62, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia5
1920Dwelling 21, District 42, Melrose Ward, Roanoke, Virginia7
1940Dwelling 146, District 119-31, Roanoke, Virginia8

Occupation

1920Railroad yard brakeman7
1940Crane operator8

Family

Sallie Lou Humphries b. January 6, 1892, d. September 18, 1945
Marriage*Harry Carey Cole married Sallie Lou Humphries on December 27, 1909 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.4,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  2. [S1253] Selective Service System United States, U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S55] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register 2, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  5. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S1521] The Fair View Group, online http://www.thefairviewgroup.org/index.shtml
  7. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 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.

Mary Athalia Mitchell1,2

F, b. February 12, 1894, d. April 6, 1981
     Her Social Security Number was 225-07-6478.3 Mary Athalia Mitchell was born on February 12, 1894 at Washington, Beaufort Co., North Carolina.3,1,2 She married Wylie Bea "Bud" Cole, son of William John "Bill" Cole and Mary Catherine "Molly" Carey, on June 2, 1912 at Norfolk, Virginia.2 As of June 2, 1912,her married name was Cole. As of February 17, 1946,her married name was Stilts.1 Mary Athalia Mitchell married Unknown Stilts on February 17, 1946 at Shelton, Mason Co., Washington.1 Mary Athalia Mitchell died on April 6, 1981 at San Diego, San Diego Co., California, at age 87.1

Census Records

1920Dwelling 11, District 42, Melrose Ward, Roanoke, Virginia4
1930Dwelling 122, District 8, Norfolk, Virginia5

Occupation

1930Mattress factory seamstress5

Family 1

Wylie Bea "Bud" Cole b. March 13, 1885, d. June 11, 1947
Marriage*Mary Athalia Mitchell married Wylie Bea "Bud" Cole, son of William John "Bill" Cole and Mary Catherine "Molly" Carey, on June 2, 1912 at Norfolk, Virginia.2 
Children

Family 2

Unknown Stilts
Marriage*Mary Athalia Mitchell married Unknown Stilts on February 17, 1946 at Shelton, Mason Co., Washington.1 

Citations

  1. [S451] Center for Health Statistics Department of Health Services, California Death Index, 1940-1997.
  2. [S1469] Our Tree's and Branches, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3068356&id=I0434
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  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. [S5158] North Carolina State Archives, North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011.
  7. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.

James Walker Flinchum1,2

M, b. October 13, 1890, d. February, 1982
     James Walker Flinchum was born on October 13, 1890 at Snowville, Pulaski Co., Virginia.2 He married Bessie Ruth Cole, daughter of William John "Bill" Cole and Mary Catherine "Molly" Carey, in 1914 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 James Walker Flinchum died in February, 1982 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 91.3

Census Records

1920Dwelling 17, District 42, Melrose Ward, Roanoke, Virginia4
1930Dwelling 497, District 4, Roanoke, Virginia5
1940Dwelling 60, District 119-18, Roanoke, Virginia6

Occupation

1920Car repairer4
1930Steam railroad car repairer5
1940Railroad car repairman6

Family

Bessie Ruth Cole b. April, 1891
Marriage*James Walker Flinchum married Bessie Ruth Cole, daughter of William John "Bill" Cole and Mary Catherine "Molly" Carey, in 1914 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S55] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register 2, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  3. [S1102] Fincham/Flinchum/Finchum Families of the World, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=waf2004&id=I47687
  4. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Dimple Magdeline Flinchum Tyler obituary in the Oct 6, 1997 edition.

Sallie Lou Humphries1,2

F, b. January 6, 1892, d. September 18, 1945
     Sallie Lou Humphries was buried at Fair View Cemetery, 3300 Melrose Ave. N.W., Roanoke, Virginia.3,2 She was born on January 6, 1892 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2 She married Harry Carey Cole, son of William John "Bill" Cole and Mary Catherine "Molly" Carey, on December 27, 1909 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2 As of December 27, 1909,her married name was Cole.1 Sallie Lou Humphries died on September 18, 1945 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 53.2

Census Records

1920Dwelling 21, District 42, Melrose Ward, Roanoke, Virginia4
1940Dwelling 146, District 119-31, Roanoke, Virginia5

Occupation

1940Rayon mill finisher5

Family

Harry Carey Cole b. July 10, 1888, d. April 20, 1946
Marriage*Sallie Lou Humphries married Harry Carey Cole, son of William John "Bill" Cole and Mary Catherine "Molly" Carey, on December 27, 1909 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S55] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register 2, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  3. [S1521] The Fair View Group, online http://www.thefairviewgroup.org/index.shtml
  4. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Mildred Bernice Cole1,2,3

F, b. October 19, 1919, d. June 1, 1991
FatherJohn William Cole1,2 b. October 16, 1882, d. June 16, 1920
MotherNellie Grace Surface1,2 b. circa 1900, d. December 28, 1920
     Her Social Security Number was 226-12-1100.4 Mildred Bernice Cole was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.5 She was born on October 19, 1919 at Roanoke, Virginia.4,1 As of March 3, 1938,her married name was Graham.1 She married Roy Ballard Graham on March 3, 1938 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.5,6,1 Mildred Bernice Cole died on June 1, 1991 at Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 71.4,5 She Mrs. Mildred B. Graham, age 71, died early Saturday, June 1, 1991, in her home. A life long resident of Montgomery County, she was an active member of Big Spring Baptist Church, a fifty year member of the Elliston Home Demonstration Club and a member of the New River Community Action Board of Directors. Survivors include her husband of fifty-three years, Roy B. Graham, Elliston; two daughters, Annette Graham David, Christiansburg; Joyce Graham, Elliston; three grandchildren, Ellen Thompson Howard, West Point; Graham Thompson, Bluefield; and Mark David, Christiansburg; one sister, Mrs. Helen Hungate, Christiansburg. The funeral will be 2:00 p.m. Monday from the Big Spring Baptist Church in Elliston, conducted by the Rev. Steven Scholar and the Rev. Charles Ledford with interment in Sherwood Burial Park in Salem. Friends may call Sunday afternoon and evening at the Richardson-Horne Funeral Home in Christiansburg and the family will receive friends there from 6:00 to 9:00 Sunday evening. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made either to the Shawsville High School Mildred B. Graham Scholarship Fund, c/o the Bank of Shawsville, Shawsville Va. 24162 or to the Radford University Mildred B. Graham Scholarship Fund, c/o the Office of Development, Radford University, Radford, Va. 24141-5767. Arrangements are being handled by the Richardson-Horne Funeral Home, Christiansburg. on June 2, 1991.5

Census Records

1920Dwelling 217, District 41, Melrose Ward, Roanoke, Virginia2
1930Dwelling 265, District 2, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., VirginiaEnumerated in the household of her grandfather James Surface7
1940Dwelling 40, District 61-2, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia8

Family

Roy Ballard Graham b. January 3, 1917, d. June 20, 1993
Marriage*Mildred Bernice Cole married Roy Ballard Graham on March 3, 1938 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.5,6,1 
Children
  • Annette Graham5,6
  • Joyce Graham5,6

Citations

  1. [S557] VA Montgomery Co., Register 3, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mildred B. Graham obitutary in the Jun 2, 1991 edition.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Roy Ballard Graham obitutary in the Jun 22, 1993 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.

Wylie Bea Cole Jr.1,2,3

M, b. June 9, 1915, d. February 18, 1990
FatherWylie Bea "Bud" Cole4,2 b. March 13, 1885, d. June 11, 1947
MotherMary Athalia Mitchell4,5,2 b. February 12, 1894, d. April 6, 1981
     His Social Security Number was 239-14-4295.6 Wylie Bea Cole Jr. was buried at Desert Lawn Cemetery, 9250 Ranchero Lane, Mohave Valley, Mohave Co., Arizona.3 He was born on June 9, 1915 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,2,3 He married Patricia Anne Carrigan circa 1957.2 Wylie Bea Cole Jr. died on February 18, 1990 at Bull Head City, Mohave Co., Arizona, at age 74.6,2,3

Census Records

1920Dwelling 11, District 42, Melrose Ward, Roanoke, Virginia4
1930Dwelling 122, District 8, Norfolk, Virginia5

Family

Patricia Anne Carrigan b. August 31, 1927, d. December 3, 2005
Marriage*Wylie Bea Cole Jr. married Patricia Anne Carrigan circa 1957.2 

Citations

  1. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  2. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  3. [S5736] Desert Lawn Cemetery, Mohave Co., AZ, online http://www.findagrave.com/
  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.

Juanita Athalia Cole1,2,3

F, b. November 29, 1918, d. December 11, 1970
FatherWylie Bea "Bud" Cole4 b. March 13, 1885, d. June 11, 1947
MotherMary Athalia Mitchell4,5 b. February 12, 1894, d. April 6, 1981
     Juanita Athalia Cole was buried at Shelton Memorial Park, 1605 Van Buren Street, Shelton, Mason Co., Washington.3 She was born on November 29, 1918 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,2 As of November 5, 1940,her married name was Potter.1 She married William Abston Potter on November 5, 1940 at Norfolk, Virginia.1,2,3 Juanita Athalia Cole died on December 11, 1970 at Shelton, Mason Co., Washington, at age 52.1,2,3

Census Records

1920Dwelling 11, District 42, Melrose Ward, Roanoke, Virginia4
1930Dwelling 122, District 8, Norfolk, Virginia5

Family

William Abston Potter b. January 12, 1909, d. October 28, 1975
Marriage*Juanita Athalia Cole married William Abston Potter on November 5, 1940 at Norfolk, Virginia.1,2,3 
Child

Citations

  1. [S1469] Our Tree's and Branches, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3068356&id=I0434
  2. [S1470] North Carolina Furr Descendants, online http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi
  3. [S5737] Shelton Memorial Park, Mason Co., WA, online http://www.findagrave.com/
  4. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.

William Abston Potter1,2,3

M, b. January 12, 1909, d. October 28, 1975
     William Abston Potter was buried at Shelton Memorial Park, 1605 Van Buren Street, Shelton, Mason Co., Washington.3 His Social Security Number was 537-28-0534.4 He was born on January 12, 1909 at Hickory Flat, Benton Co., Mississippi.4,2,3 He married Juanita Athalia Cole, daughter of Wylie Bea "Bud" Cole and Mary Athalia Mitchell, on November 5, 1940 at Norfolk, Virginia.1,2,3 William Abston Potter died on October 28, 1975 at Shelton, Mason Co., Washington, at age 66.2,3

Family

Juanita Athalia Cole b. November 29, 1918, d. December 11, 1970
Marriage*He married Juanita Athalia Cole, daughter of Wylie Bea "Bud" Cole and Mary Athalia Mitchell, on November 5, 1940 at Norfolk, Virginia.1,2,3 
Child

Citations

  1. [S1469] Our Tree's and Branches, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3068356&id=I0434
  2. [S1470] North Carolina Furr Descendants, online http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi
  3. [S5737] Shelton Memorial Park, Mason Co., WA, online http://www.findagrave.com/
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Dorothy Dimple Cole1,2

F, b. January 31, 1915
FatherHarry Carey Cole1 b. July 10, 1888, d. April 20, 1946
MotherSallie Lou Humphries1 b. January 6, 1892, d. September 18, 1945
     Dorothy Dimple Cole was born on January 31, 1915 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2

Census Records

1920Dwelling 21, District 42, Melrose Ward, Roanoke, Virginia1

Citations

  1. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.

Thelma Mae Cole1,2,3,4

F, b. January 28, 1919, d. January 25, 1997
FatherHarry Carey Cole1,2,3 b. July 10, 1888, d. April 20, 1946
MotherSallie Lou Humphries1,2,3 b. January 6, 1892, d. September 18, 1945
     Her married name was McBroom.5 Her Social Security Number was 226-01-6333.5 Thelma Mae Cole married Unknown McBroom.5,6 Thelma Mae Cole was born on January 28, 1919 at Roanoke, Virginia.5,4 As of January 31, 1942,her married name was Cooper.3 She married John Taylor Cooper Jr. on January 31, 1942 at Portsmouth, Virginia.3 Thelma Mae Cole died on January 25, 1997 at Norfolk, Virginia, at age 77.5,6

Census Records

1920Dwelling 21, District 42, Melrose Ward, Roanoke, Virginia1
1940Dwelling 146, District 119-31, Roanoke, Virginia2

Family 1

Unknown McBroom
Marriage*Thelma Mae Cole married Unknown McBroom.5,6 

Family 2

John Taylor Cooper Jr.
Marriage*Thelma Mae Cole married John Taylor Cooper Jr. on January 31, 1942 at Portsmouth, Virginia.3 

Citations

  1. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  5. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  6. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Harry Walker Flinchum1,2,3

M, b. August 24, 1915, d. July 2, 1969
FatherJames Walker Flinchum1,2,4,5 b. October 13, 1890, d. February, 1982
MotherBessie Ruth Cole1,2,4,5 b. April, 1891
     Harry Walker Flinchum was buried at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, 5070 Cove Road N. W., Roanoke, Virginia.6 He was born on August 24, 1915 at Roanoke, Virginia.3,6 He married Mary Elizabeth Adams on October 24, 1938 at Roanoke, Virginia.3 Harry Walker Flinchum died on July 2, 1969 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 53.7,6

Census Records

1920Dwelling 17, District 42, Melrose Ward, Roanoke, Virginia1
1930Dwelling 497, District 4, Roanoke, Virginia2
1940Dwelling 60, District 119-18, Roanoke, Virginia5

Occupation

1940Movie theater manager5

Family

Mary Elizabeth Adams b. October 14, 1919, d. January 7, 1996
Marriage*Harry Walker Flinchum married Mary Elizabeth Adams on October 24, 1938 at Roanoke, Virginia.3 
Children
  • Mary O. Flinchum8
  • Dolores M. Flinchum8
  • James W. Flinchum8

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. [S1102] Fincham/Flinchum/Finchum Families of the World, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=waf2004&id=I47687
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Dimple Magdeline Flinchum Tyler obituary in the Oct 6, 1997 edition.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S2274] Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Roanoke, VA, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GRid=49961910&CRid=49750&
  7. [S1103] 22652 (Flinchum), online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:a22652&id=I016
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mary Elizabeth Flinchum obituary in the Jan 10, 1996 edition.

Dimple Magdeline Flinchum1

F, b. December 23, 1919, d. October 5, 1997
FatherJames Walker Flinchum2,1,3 b. October 13, 1890, d. February, 1982
MotherBessie Ruth Cole2,1,3 b. April, 1891
     Her Social Security Number was 226-14-3820.4 Dimple Magdeline Flinchum was buried at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, 5070 Cove Road N. W., Roanoke, Virginia.1 Her married name was Tyler.5 She married Charles Henry Tyler Sr.5 Dimple Magdeline Flinchum was born on December 23, 1919 at Roanoke, Virginia.2,4 She died on October 5, 1997 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 77.4,1 She TYLER, Dimple Magdeline Flinchum, 77, of Roanoke, passed away Sunday, October 5, 1997 in a local hospital. She was a former employee of Oak Hall Cap & Gown and was predeceased by her parents, James W. and Bessie C. Flinchum, a brother, Harry Flinchum and a sister, Frances Bussey. Survivors include her husband, Charles Henry Tyler, Sr; two sons and daughter-in-law, Charles H. Tyler, Jr. and wife Susan of Vinton, Danny Lynn Tyler, Roanoke; three grandchildren, Michael Tyler and wife Cheryl, Kevin Tyler and Robin Tyler; one sister, Doris Flinchum Wheeler, Roanoke. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 7, 1997 from the Lotz Vinton Chapel, with the Rev. Don E. McCaskill officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends after 2 p.m. Monday at the Lotz Vinton Chapel. on October 6, 1997.1

Census Records

1930Dwelling 497, District 4, Roanoke, Virginia2
1940Dwelling 60, District 119-18, Roanoke, Virginia3

Family

Charles Henry Tyler Sr.
Marriage*Dimple Magdeline Flinchum married Charles Henry Tyler Sr.5 
Children
  • Charles Henry Tyler Jr.1
  • Danny Lynn Tyler1

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Dimple Magdeline Flinchum Tyler obituary in the Oct 6, 1997 edition.
  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. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  5. [S1102] Fincham/Flinchum/Finchum Families of the World, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=waf2004&id=I47687

Mary Frances Flinchum1,2,3

F, b. January 12, 1923, d. June 3, 1993
FatherJames Walker Flinchum1,2,4 b. October 13, 1890, d. February, 1982
MotherBessie Ruth Cole1,2,4 b. April, 1891
     Her Social Security Number was 227-16-1612.5 Her married name was Bussey.2 Mary Frances Flinchum married Unknown Bussey.2 Mary Frances Flinchum was born on January 12, 1923 at Virginia.1,5 She died on June 3, 1993 at Hendry Co., Florida, at age 70.3

Census Records

1930Dwelling 497, District 4, Roanoke, Virginia1
1940Dwelling 60, District 119-18, Roanoke, Virginia4

Family

Unknown Bussey
Marriage*Mary Frances Flinchum married Unknown Bussey.2 

Citations

  1. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Dimple Magdeline Flinchum Tyler obituary in the Oct 6, 1997 edition.
  3. [S417] Florida Health Department, Florida Death Index,1877-1998.
  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.

Cubert Russell Wood1,2

M, b. July 23, 1901, d. May 5, 1954
     Cubert Russell Wood was buried at Jefferson Memorial Gardens East, 1701 Gadsden Highway, Trussville, Jefferson Co., Alabama.1 He was born on July 23, 1901 at Radford, Virginia.1 He married Mary Evelyn Smith, daughter of James Lewis Smith and Pearl Evelyn Chewning, on May 13, 1920 at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama. Cubert Russell Wood died on May 5, 1954 at Tarrant City, Jefferson Co., Alabama, at age 52.1,2

Census Records

1930Dwelling 230, District 138, Tarrant City, Jefferson Co., Alabama3

Occupation

1930Pipe shop foreman3

Family

Mary Evelyn Smith b. February 8, 1904, d. August 8, 1994
Marriage*Cubert Russell Wood married Mary Evelyn Smith, daughter of James Lewis Smith and Pearl Evelyn Chewning, on May 13, 1920 at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama. 
Children

Citations

  1. [S5207] Jefferson Memorial Gardens East, Jefferson Co, AL, online http://www.findagrave.com/
  2. [S649] Record Services Division State of Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Alabama Death Index, 1908-1959.
  3. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  5. [S654] Birmingham News, From the Mary Evelyn Wood obituary in the Aug 8, 1994 edition.
  6. [S6803] Unknown compiler, Alabama, County Marriage Records, 1805-1967.

Micah Austin Ferris1,2

M, d. July 3, 2003
FatherDavid Ferris3,1
MotherCynthia "Cindy" Dudley3,1
     Micah Austin Ferris died on July 3, 2003.1 He FERRIS, Micah Austin, infant son of David and Cindy Dudley Ferris of Roanoke, died Thursday, July 3, 2003. Arrangements by Simpson-Tharp Funeral Home. on July 6, 2003.1

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Micah Austin Ferris obituary in the Jul 6, 2003 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Joseph Fordsel Ferris obituary in the May 1, 2007 edition.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Joseph and Margaret Ferris 50th anniversary announcement in the Apr 23, 2006 edition.

James Addison Bell1,2,3,4

M, b. April 5, 1933, d. March 23, 2015
     James Addison Bell was buried at Forest Lawn East Cemetery, 3700 Forest Lawn Drive, Matthews, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina.4 He was born on April 5, 1933 at Lynchburg, Virginia.2,3,4 He married Janette M. "Sue" Graham, daughter of Eugene Grant "Gene" Graham Sr. and Marjorie Lois "Mar" Elmore, on December 8, 1956 at Lynchburg, Virginia.1,2,4 James Addison Bell died on March 23, 2015 at Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina, at age 81.4 He CHARLOTTE - J. Addison Bell passed away Monday, March 23, 2015, at the age of 81, of ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig Disease. Born April 5, 1933, in Lynchburg, VA, his family moved to Harrisonburg, VA where his father, Aubrey Bell, was a Fire Marshall. Following graduation from Harrisonburg High School, Addison attended the University of Virginia Engineering College and later graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Addison served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War on the USS Coral Sea Aircraft and also at Kingsville Naval Air Station. He was a private pilot for almost fifty years and was very proud of his two grandsons, Andrew and Christian, who both became pilots at the age of sixteen. Addison moved to Charlotte to work for Douglas Aircraft Company as a process engineer. In 1965, he founded Carotek, Inc. headquartered in Matthews, NC, and served as CEO until his death. He considered himself very privileged to serve with over 160 Carotek employees and their families as manufacturers agents, distributors, and mechanical and electrical engineered packages fabricators for the industrial market for five southeastern states as well as several international markets. The founding President of the Matthews Chamber of Commerce, he was also on the University of North Carolina Board of Governors, as well as serving as a Commissioner of the North Carolina Rules Review Commission. Addison was also a member of Christ Lutheran Church for over forty years and served on the Church Council in addition to other committees. Addison is survived by his wife, Janette (Sue) Graham Bell, who was instrumental in helping him start Carotek while raising their children. They were married for 57 years and were the parents of four children, Eddie Bell and his wife, Linda, Stephen Bell and his fiancee Dawn Kole, Rebecca Bell Holland and her husband, Rod Holland, and Jennifer Bell. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, Mackenzie Holland, Addison Bell, Mason Bell, Harrison Bell, Matthew Brown, Rachel Brown, and triplets, Andrew, Christian and Kathryn (Pipi) Holland. His parents, Aubrey and Lucille Crew Bell, preceded him in death. Addison';s family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, March 27th, at Harry &; Bryant Co., 500 Providence Road. A service to celebrate his life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 28th, at Christ Lutheran Church, 4519 Providence Road with a reception to be held at the church following the service. Interment will be in Forest Lawn East Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the CMC ALS Foundation on March 25, 2015.4

Family

Janette M. "Sue" Graham
Marriage*He married Janette M. "Sue" Graham, daughter of Eugene Grant "Gene" Graham Sr. and Marjorie Lois "Mar" Elmore, on December 8, 1956 at Lynchburg, Virginia.1,2,4 
Children
  • Eddie Bell4
  • Stephen Bell4
  • Rebecca Bell4
  • Jennifer Bell4

Citations

  1. [S1657] Asheville Citizen-Times, From the Eugene Graham obituary in the Jul 31, 2013 edition.
  2. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  3. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  4. [S1399] Charlotte Observer, From the J. Addison Bell obituary in the Mar 25, 2015 edition.

Mary Elizabeth Dulaney

F, b. July 5, 1859, d. December 1, 1935
     Mary Elizabeth Dulaney was buried at White Rock Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Carthledge Road, Floyd Co., Virginia. She was born on July 5, 1859.1 She married William Ballard Dulaney on August 15, 1880 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1 Mary Elizabeth Dulaney died on December 1, 1935 at age 76.1

Census Records

1890Indian Valley, Floyd Co., Virginia3

Family

William Ballard Dulaney b. October 13, 1858, d. August 12, 1922
Marriage*Mary Elizabeth Dulaney married William Ballard Dulaney on August 15, 1880 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S80] My Dulaney Pedigree, online http://home.attbi.com/~gdulaney/Pedigree.htm
  2. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

James Taylor Harmon Jr.1,2,3

M, b. July 28, 1915, d. July 27, 1992
     His Social Security Number was 227-14-2139.4 James Taylor Harmon Jr. was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.2 He was born on July 28, 1915 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.4,3 He married Mary Lorene Martin, daughter of Ezra Granville Martin and Emma Roxie Conner, on June 19, 1964 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,5,6,3 James Taylor Harmon Jr. died on July 27, 1992 at Radford, Virginia, at age 76.4,2 He James Taylor Harmon, Jr., age 76, died Monday in a Radford hospital. Surviving are his wife, Lorene M. Harmon, Radford; two stepsons, Russell G. Crook, New Carlisle, Ohio; John G. Crook, Dublin. Four grandchildren, one great-grandchild and three cousins also survive. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday at the DeVilbiss Funeral Chapel with the Rev. O. D. Morgan officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Thursday at the DeVilbiss Funeral Home. on July 30, 1992.2

Family

Mary Lorene Martin b. January 23, 1919, d. May 7, 2002
Marriage*He married Mary Lorene Martin, daughter of Ezra Granville Martin and Emma Roxie Conner, on June 19, 1964 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,5,6,3 

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the James T. Harmon, Jr., obituary in the Jul 30, 1992 edition.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  5. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Lorene Martin Harman obituary in the May 9, 2002 edition.

Dr. Kenneth Stanley Gusler Sr.1,2,3

M, b. September 30, 1918, d. December 7, 1999
     His Social Security Number was 230-09-9762.4 Dr. Kenneth Stanley Gusler Sr. was buried at Evergreen Burial Park, 1307 Summit Ave SW, Roanoke, Virginia.2 He was born on September 30, 1918 at White Gate, Giles Co., Virginia.4,3 He married Margaret Louise "Shorty" Craft, daughter of Woods Lee "Woody" Craft Sr. and Fannie Davis Peters, on April 5, 1942 at Roanoke, Virginia.5,3 Dr. Kenneth Stanley Gusler Sr. died on December 7, 1999 at Virginia at age 81.4,2 He GUSLER, Dr. Kenneth S. Sr., 81, of Vinton, passed away Tuesday, December 7, 1999. He was a member of the Vinton Baptist Church. He attended Washington and Lee University and graduated from the Medical College of Virginia. He served during World War II in the 29th Infantry Division as a Second Lieutenant. While serving, he became a POW and escaped by walking across Poland to the Black Sea where the Russians picked him up and returned him to the U.S. Armed Forces. To this day, he felt indebted to the people of Poland for helping him escape. He was a retired dentist in the Vinton area after 32 years in practice. He was a past member of the Vinton Lions Club and the Virginia Dental Association. Surviving are his wife, Margaret C. Gusler; sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth S. Jr. and Ann T. Gusler, Roanoke, Richard D. and Florence F. Gusler, Charlotte, N.C., Charles E. and Judy S. Gusler, Vinton; grandchildren, Steven and Mike Gusler, David and Ann Marie Gusler and Brad Gusler; a brother, Ed Gusler, Roanoke; sisters, Barbara Wertz, Roanoke, Nancy Ralston, Roanoke, Edith Maul of Florida; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted from Oakey's Vinton Chapel at 1 p.m. Friday, December 10, 1999 with the Rev. Dr. William L. Ross officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Burial Park. The family will receive friends at Oakey's Vinton Chapel from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. on December 9, 1999.2

Family

Margaret Louise "Shorty" Craft b. March 28, 1922, d. March 27, 2000
Marriage*He married Margaret Louise "Shorty" Craft, daughter of Woods Lee "Woody" Craft Sr. and Fannie Davis Peters, on April 5, 1942 at Roanoke, Virginia.5,3 
Children
  • Kenneth S. Gusler Jr.2
  • Richard D. Gusler5,2
  • Charles E. Gusler2

Citations

  1. [S1003] Steve Taylor, "Craft and Gusler Info," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Sep 9, 2005.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Kenneth S. Gusler, Sr., obituary in the Dec 9, 1999 edition.
  3. [S1321] Steve Taylor, "Descendants of John Spencer Craft."
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Margaret Craft Gusler obit in the Mar 27, 2000 edition.