Mary Elmina "Elvira" Cole1

F, b. circa 1843
FatherJoseph H. Cole1,2
MotherSarah "Sally" Henderson1,2 b. circa 1810
     Mary Elmina "Elvira" Cole was born circa 1843 at North Carolina.1 As of 1870,her married name was Cook. She married Jefferson C. Cook in 1870 at Buncombe Co., North Carolina.3

Census Records

1850Dwelling 357, Buncombe Co., North Carolina1
1860Dwelling 225, Leicester, Buncombe Co., North Carolina2

Family

Jefferson C. Cook
Marriage*Mary Elmina "Elvira" Cole married Jefferson C. Cook in 1870 at Buncombe Co., North Carolina.3 

Citations

  1. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S22] FamilySearch Internet Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp

William Haynes Cole

M, b. circa 1844
FatherJoseph H. Cole1,2
MotherSarah "Sally" Henderson1,2 b. circa 1810
     William Haynes Cole married Nancy A. Culberson. William Haynes Cole was born circa 1844 at North Carolina.1

Census Records

1850Dwelling 357, Buncombe Co., North Carolina1
1860Dwelling 225, Leicester, Buncombe Co., North Carolina2

Family

Nancy A. Culberson
Marriage*William Haynes Cole married Nancy A. Culberson

Citations

  1. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.

A. R. B. Conner1,2,3

M, b. October 18, 1900, d. October 3, 1941
FatherBrainard Whitfield "Branard" Conner4,1,5,2,3 b. October 21, 1875, d. November 26, 1945
MotherMartha Jane "Janey" Vest4,1,5,2,3 b. December 23, 1878, d. January 30, 1957
     A. R. B. Conner was buried at Iddings Cemetery, intersection of Daniel's Run Road and Huffville Road, Terrys Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia.6,1,3 He was born on October 18, 1900 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6,1,3 He married Clara Bena Wheby, daughter of Charles Lewis Wheby Sr. and Rose Belle Leighton, on June 2, 1923 at Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.1,7 A. R. B. Conner died on October 3, 1941 at Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 40.4,6,1,3

Census Records

1910Dwelling 151, District 52, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1920Dwelling 137, District 101, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1930Dwelling 48, District 30, Roanoke, Virginia8
1940Dwelling 130, District 61-3, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia9

Occupation

1930Rayon mill reeler8
1940Farmer9

Family

Clara Bena Wheby b. January 16, 1905, d. July 7, 1992
Marriage*A. R. B. Conner married Clara Bena Wheby, daughter of Charles Lewis Wheby Sr. and Rose Belle Leighton, on June 2, 1923 at Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.1,7 
Children

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S39] Penny Barlow Saunders, Conner Research Papers of Penny Barlow Saunders.
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  7. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Conner-Wheby marriage record.
  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. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Betty June Conner Sparks obituary in the Feb 8, 2011 edition.
  11. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Kenneth George Conner obituary in the Jun 14, 2018 edition.
  12. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Cornelius N. Conner1,2

M, b. circa 1871, d. before June 27, 1900
FatherJonathan Conner1 b. circa 1842, d. April 17, 1930
MotherEliza M. Conner1 b. circa 1837, d. September 21, 1915
     Cornelius N. Conner was born circa 1871 at Virginia.1 He died before June 27, 1900; In the 1900 census Cornelius is not enumerated with his family and the enumeration reads 5 of 6 children living.3

Census Records

1880Dwelling 163, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2

Citations

  1. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.

Rifton E. Conner1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

M, b. October 24, 1901, d. July 4, 1930
FatherBrainard Whitfield "Branard" Conner4,3,5,6,8 b. October 21, 1875, d. November 26, 1945
MotherMartha Jane "Janey" Vest3,4,5,6,8 b. December 23, 1878, d. January 30, 1957
     Rifton E. Conner was buried at Huffville Union Church Cemetery, Terrys Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He was born on October 24, 1901 at Roanoke, Virginia.8 He married Willie Madaline Nolley, daughter of Jacob E. Nolley and Mary E. Wright, on November 7, 1924 at Floyd Co., Virginia.9,3,4 Rifton E. Conner died on July 4, 1930 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 28; Drowned while attending a picnic.7,8

Census Records

1910Dwelling 151, District 52, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1920Dwelling 137, District 101, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1930Dwelling 207, District 30, Roanoke, Virginia10

Occupation

1930Rayon mill spinner10

Family

Willie Madaline Nolley b. May 26, 1904, d. January 16, 1963
Marriage*Rifton E. Conner married Willie Madaline Nolley, daughter of Jacob E. Nolley and Mary E. Wright, on November 7, 1924 at Floyd Co., Virginia.9,3,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Catherine Conner Averette obituary in the Apr 18, 1996 edition.
  3. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S1569] Funeral records of Mr. Marion Thomas Hall, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~vafloyd/recordsofmarionthomashall.htm
  8. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  9. [S39] Penny Barlow Saunders, Conner Research Papers of Penny Barlow Saunders.
  10. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Elmer J. Conner1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

M, b. November 17, 1903, d. October 14, 1976
FatherBrainard Whitfield "Branard" Conner2,5,6,8 b. October 21, 1875, d. November 26, 1945
MotherMartha Jane "Janey" Vest2,5,6,8 b. December 23, 1878, d. January 30, 1957
     Elmer J. Conner was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.3,4,7,8 His Social Security Number was 226-01-6959.9 He was born on November 17, 1903 at Floyd Co., Virginia.9,2,8 He married Effie Lorrine Cole, daughter of Jerry Kyle Cole and Mae Inez Sowers, on December 22, 1928.10,1,2,3,11,7,8 Elmer J. Conner died on October 14, 1976 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 72.2,7,8 He Elmer J. Conner, age 72, of 1532 Guildhall Ave., NW, died in a local hospital Thursday morning. Mr. Conner was a member of Villa Heights Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Effie Cole Conner; a son, Marlin Edsel Conner; daughter, Mrs. William L. (Delores) Bauman, Roanoke; two brothers, Calvert Conner, Roanoke; Hanford Conner, Pilot; a sister, Mrs. Uray Hale, Check; two grandsons, Michael Lynn Conner, Middletown, MD; James Marlin Conner; three granddaughters, Miss Sandra Jean Conner, Miss Debra Leigh Bauman, Miss Dana Lynne Bauman, Roanoke. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, 1976, at Oakey's North Chapel, conducted by the Rev. J. Landon Maddex and the Rev. D. C. Craig. Interment was in Sherwood. on October 21, 1976.7

Census Records

1910Dwelling 151, District 52, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1920Dwelling 137, District 101, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1930Dwelling 322, District 25, Roanoke, Virginia12
1940Dwelling 50, District 81-4D, Big Lick, Roanoke Co., Virginia13

Occupation

1930Silk mill spinner12
1940Rayon mill worker13

Family

Effie Lorrine Cole b. October 22, 1905, d. April 28, 2001
Marriage*Elmer J. Conner married Effie Lorrine Cole, daughter of Jerry Kyle Cole and Mae Inez Sowers, on December 22, 1928.10,1,2,3,11,7,8 
Children

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Effie Cole Conner obituary in the Apr 30, 2001 edition.
  2. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  3. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From an unidentified funeral home pamphlet for Elmer J. Conner.
  4. [S1329] Sherwood Memorial Park, Sherwood Memorial Park (Conner Lot Inquiry List).
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Elmer J. Conner obituary in the Oct 21, 1976 edition.
  8. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  9. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  10. [S39] Penny Barlow Saunders, Conner Research Papers of Penny Barlow Saunders.
  11. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Jerry Kyle Cole obituary in an unknown edition.
  12. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  14. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Delores Conner Bauman obituary in the Feb 12, 2014 edition.
  15. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Uray Almeda Conner1

F, b. February 17, 1909, d. June 13, 1990
FatherBrainard Whitfield "Branard" Conner2,3,4 b. October 21, 1875, d. November 26, 1945
MotherMartha Jane "Janey" Vest2,3,4 b. December 23, 1878, d. January 30, 1957
     Her Social Security Number was 224-09-1541.5 Uray Almeda Conner was buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5737 Airport Road NW, Roanoke, Virginia.6 She was born on February 17, 1909 at Virginia.5,2 She married Roscoe Edward Hale circa 1935.7,6,2 As of circa 1935,her married name was Hale. Uray Almeda Conner died on June 13, 1990 at Virginia at age 81.6,2 She Uray Conner Hale, age 81, of Roanoke County, died Wednesday, June 13, 1990. She was a former employee of American Viscose. Surviving is her husband of 55 years, Roscoe E. Hale, Roanoke County; a son, Wayne E. Hale, Oxnard, Calif; a daughter, Barbara H. Hinchee, Roanoke County; a grandson, Kenneth E. Hale, Oxnard, Calif; three granddaughters, Mrs. Dennis (Pamela) Gordon, Rocky Mount; Mrs. David (Donna) Vaden, Vinton; Mrs. Brian (Tammy) Cook, Rocky Mount; four great-grandsons, Derick and Dustin Vaden, Adam Gordon, Tyler Cook; two great-granddaughters, Megan Gordon and Jamie Cook; also several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at Oakey's Vinton Chapel, Friday, June 15, 1990 at 3:00 p.m. with Elder Junior Conner and the Rev. Howard Foster officiating. Interment in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at Oakey's Vinton Chapel. on June 14, 1990.6

Census Records

1910Dwelling 151, District 52, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1920Dwelling 137, District 101, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1930Dwelling 207, District 30, Roanoke, VirginiaEnumerated in the household of her brother Rifton8

Occupation

1930Rayon mill finisher8

Family

Roscoe Edward Hale b. September 21, 1907, d. March 16, 2005
Marriage*Uray Almeda Conner married Roscoe Edward Hale circa 1935.7,6,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S775] Wayne Hale (son), "Uray Conner," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Dec 27, 2001.
  2. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  3. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Uray Conner Hale obituary in the Jun 14, 1990 edition.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Roscoe Edward Hale obituary in the Mar 18, 2005 edition.
  8. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S1785] Ventura County Star, From the Wayne E. Hale obituary in the Feb 25, 2012 edition.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Barbara H. Hinchee obituary in the Oct 28, 2021 edition.

Hanford Whitfield "Ham" Conner1

M, b. January 3, 1912, d. January 3, 1982
FatherBrainard Whitfield "Branard" Conner1,2,3,4,5 b. October 21, 1875, d. November 26, 1945
MotherMartha Jane "Janey" Vest1,2,3,4,5 b. December 23, 1878, d. January 30, 1957
     His Social Security Number was 231-16-7400.6 Hanford Whitfield "Ham" Conner was buried at Huffville Union Church Cemetery, Terrys Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia.7,5 He was born on January 3, 1912 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6,1,2,5 He married Almeda Hazel Clower, daughter of Archie Whitfield Clower and Martha Washington Iddings, on October 31, 1934 at Floyd Co., Virginia.8,1,2,5 Hanford Whitfield "Ham" Conner died on January 3, 1982 at Pilot, Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 70.2,5

Census Records

1920Dwelling 137, District 101, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1930Dwelling 72, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1940Dwelling 83, District 32-15, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9

Occupation

1930Farm laborer4
1940Farmer9

Family

Almeda Hazel Clower b. March 21, 1915, d. January 31, 1985
Marriage*Hanford Whitfield "Ham" Conner married Almeda Hazel Clower, daughter of Archie Whitfield Clower and Martha Washington Iddings, on October 31, 1934 at Floyd Co., Virginia.8,1,2,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  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. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  8. [S39] Penny Barlow Saunders, Conner Research Papers of Penny Barlow Saunders.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Garmon Whitfield Conner obituary in the Sep 11, 2008 edition.
  11. [S1569] Funeral records of Mr. Marion Thomas Hall, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~vafloyd/recordsofmarionthomashall.htm
  12. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Clara Bena Wheby1,2,3,4

F, b. January 16, 1905, d. July 7, 1992
FatherCharles Lewis Wheby Sr.5,1,3 b. May 15, 1871, d. August 22, 1958
MotherRose Belle Leighton5,1,3 b. November 4, 1877, d. February 25, 1937
     Clara Bena Wheby was buried at Monte Vista Park Cemetery, Bluefield, Mercer Co., West Virginia.6 Her Social Security Number was 229-32-4731.7 She was born on January 16, 1905 at Welch, McDowell Co., West Virginia.1,7,6 She married A. R. B. Conner, son of Brainard Whitfield "Branard" Conner and Martha Jane "Janey" Vest, on June 2, 1923 at Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.1,8 As of June 2, 1923,her married name was Conner.1,8 Clara Bena Wheby married George Cecil Young on September 30, 1950 at Roanoke, Virginia.9 As of September 30, 1950,her married name was Young.9 Clara Bena Wheby married William Thomas Abernethy circa 1972.3,4 As of circa 1972,her married name was Abernethy.3 Clara Bena Wheby died on July 7, 1992 at Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia, at age 87.5,7,6

Census Records

1930Dwelling 48, District 30, Roanoke, Virginia10
1940Dwelling 130, District 61-3, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia11

Family 1

A. R. B. Conner b. October 18, 1900, d. October 3, 1941
Marriage*Clara Bena Wheby married A. R. B. Conner, son of Brainard Whitfield "Branard" Conner and Martha Jane "Janey" Vest, on June 2, 1923 at Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.1,8 
Children

Family 2

George Cecil Young
Marriage*Clara Bena Wheby married George Cecil Young on September 30, 1950 at Roanoke, Virginia.9 

Family 3

William Thomas Abernethy b. June 22, 1890, d. November 18, 1975
Marriage*Clara Bena Wheby married William Thomas Abernethy circa 1972.3,4 

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Betty June Conner Sparks obituary in the Feb 8, 2011 edition.
  3. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  4. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the William Thomas Abernethy obituary in the Nov 19, 1975 edition.
  5. [S39] Penny Barlow Saunders, Conner Research Papers of Penny Barlow Saunders.
  6. [S3312] Monte Vista Park Cemetery, Mercer Co., WV, online http://www.findagrave.com
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Conner-Wheby marriage record.
  9. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  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. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Kenneth George Conner obituary in the Jun 14, 2018 edition.
  13. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Betty June Conner1,2

F, b. November 4, 1930, d. February 5, 2011
FatherA. R. B. Conner3,1,2,4,5 b. October 18, 1900, d. October 3, 1941
MotherClara Bena Wheby3,1,2,4,6,5 b. January 16, 1905, d. July 7, 1992
     Betty June Conner was buried at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Courthouse Road, Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.2 She was born on November 4, 1930 at Roanoke, Virginia.3,1,7,2 She married Lester Sylvester Statler on June 30, 1948.1 As of June 30, 1948,her married name was Statler. Betty June Conner and Lester Sylvester Statler were divorced in August, 1953.1 As of July 27, 1958,her married name was Sparks.2 Betty June Conner married James Curtis Sparks on July 27, 1958.3,1,2,6 Betty June Conner died on February 5, 2011 at Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky, at age 80.7,2 She PRINCETON — Betty June Conner Sparks, 80, of Ridgeway Drive, Princeton, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011 at Baptist Hospital, East in Louisville, Ky. Born on Nov. 4, 1930 in Roanoke, Va., she was the daughter of the late R. B. and Clara B. Wheby Conner. She received her degree in nursing from Bluefield State College in 1974 and begun her passionate roll as “Nurse Betty.” Her nursing career included being Director of Nursing for Glenwood Methodist Home, an OB/GYN nurse for several doctors and as a surgical nurse at Princeton Community Hospital where she retired as nurse supervisor in 1992 with 11 years of dedicated service. Even after retiring, she volunteered at the hospital. Betty was a member of the First Baptist Church in Princeton since 1968, where she was active within her church and enjoyed learning the gospel. Betty married James C. Sparks on July 27, 1958 and was a devoted wife. She was a good and loving mother and daughter. Her family was her most prized achievement, and she was always there to support and love them. Together they raised four wonderful, successful children. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James C. Sparks on November 5, 2008; and one sister, Dolly Josephine Conner. Survivors include her children, Steven Statler of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Marc Statler and wife Almira of Roanoke, Va., Jim Sparks and wife Kim of Louisville, Ky. and June Strow and husband Michael of Powder Springs, Ga; grandchildren, Christine and Allison Statler, Nicole and Brittney Sparks, Jonathan and Alexandra Strow, Kristie Smith and husband Ian and Heather Johnson and husband Nathan; siblings, Jeanette Casey of Princeton, Kenneth Conner and wife Lou of Pedro Island, Fla., Phyllis Posey and husband Jim of Princeton, and Clara Lee Mullin and husband Jack of Yulee, Fla; special friends, Mike and Jody Saffell and Eric and Pam Stephenson. A celebration of Betty's life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 11, 2011 from the First Baptist Church on Mercer Street in Princeton with Dr. David Dockery officiating. She will be laid to rest beside her husband in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Friends may visit with the family on Thursday from 4 until 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.memorialfd.com. The Sparks family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory & Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton. on February 8, 2011.2

Census Records

1940Dwelling 130, District 61-3, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia4

Family 1

Lester Sylvester Statler b. March 24, 1927, d. September 9, 1999
Marriage*Betty June Conner married Lester Sylvester Statler on June 30, 1948.1 
Divorce* Betty June Conner and Lester Sylvester Statler were divorced in August, 1953.1 
Children
  • Lester Steven Statler3,1,2
  • Marc Gordon Slater3,1,2

Family 2

James Curtis Sparks b. December 25, 1928, d. November 5, 2008
Marriage*Betty June Conner married James Curtis Sparks on July 27, 1958.3,1,2,6 
Children
  • James Madison "Jim" Sparks3,1,2
  • June Marie Sparks3,1,2

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Betty June Conner Sparks obituary in the Feb 8, 2011 edition.
  3. [S39] Penny Barlow Saunders, Conner Research Papers of Penny Barlow Saunders.
  4. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Kenneth George Conner obituary in the Jun 14, 2018 edition.
  6. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the William Thomas Abernethy obituary in the Nov 19, 1975 edition.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Kenneth George "Ken" Conner1,2,3,4

M, b. March 19, 1933, d. June 10, 2018
FatherA. R. B. Conner5,1,6,7,4 b. October 18, 1900, d. October 3, 1941
MotherClara Bena Wheby5,1,6,7,8,4 b. January 16, 1905, d. July 7, 1992
     Kenneth George "Ken" Conner was born on March 19, 1933 at Roanoke, Virginia.5,1,3,4 He married Verna Louise "Lou" Whittaker, daughter of Joseph Vohn Whittaker and Ethel Alene Fain, on May 14, 1954 at Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.5,1,3 Kenneth George "Ken" Conner died on June 10, 2018 at Charlotte Co., Florida, at age 85.4 He Surrounded by family, Kenneth George Conner of Placida, Florida passed away at 85 years of age on Sunday the 10th of June, 2018. Kenneth lived a good life filled with love, happiness and good health. It was only in the last year that his battle with cancer took its toll. Kenneth will be remembered by his loving smile, rich laughter and compassion for everyone he met. Ken was born in Roanoke, Virginia to Clara Bena Wheby and R. B. Conner and moved to Princeton, WV as a young lad. He serviced in the U. S. Army during the Korean conflict and returned to make Princeton his home. He was a member of the Elks Club, founded the Princeton Boxing Club and the Princeton Swim Team, served as the President of the American Heart Association and the American Lung Association. He was a salesman for Moore Business Forms for many years before opening his own business, Conner Instant Printing. Ken was very involved in rescuing, deprogramming and rehabilitating young people who were victims of the Cult movement. He lectured and educated people around the country about mind-control and helped nearly two hundred families reunite with their children. Kenneth and his wife also built a summer home on Claytor Lake (Dublin), VA where family and friends created many cherished memories. Since their retirement Ken and his wife spend their time between their home on Don Pedro Island, FL & Claytor Lake, VA. Kenneth is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Verna Louise Conner and his sisters, Phyllis Posey of Princeton, WV and Clara Lee Mullin of Yulee, FL. His surviving children are Kenneth G. Conner, Jr. (Leila Ewin) of New Orleans, LA, Cheryl Conner Pressly (Russell) of Englewood, FL, Rodney B. Conner of Winston-Salem, NC and Mitchell D. Conner (Kim Billings) of Chesapeake, VA along with 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Kenneth was preceded in death by his sisters Jeanette Casey and Betty Sparks both of Princeton, WV and his children Gregory B. Conner (Kathy Conner) of Greenville, SC and Barbara Louise Conner of Rotonda West, FL on June 14, 2018.4

Census Records

1940Dwelling 130, District 61-3, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia7

Family

Verna Louise "Lou" Whittaker
Marriage*Kenneth George "Ken" Conner married Verna Louise "Lou" Whittaker, daughter of Joseph Vohn Whittaker and Ethel Alene Fain, on May 14, 1954 at Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.5,1,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Barbara Louise Conner obituary in the Feb 1, 2008 edition.
  3. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Conner-Whittaker marriage record.
  4. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Kenneth George Conner obituary in the Jun 14, 2018 edition.
  5. [S39] Penny Barlow Saunders, Conner Research Papers of Penny Barlow Saunders.
  6. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Betty June Conner Sparks obituary in the Feb 8, 2011 edition.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the William Thomas Abernethy obituary in the Nov 19, 1975 edition.
  9. [S1185] Greenville News, Greenville, SC, From the Gregory Bruce Conner obituary in the May 27, 2013 edition.

Peter Martin Conner1,2

M, b. April 27, 1874, d. February 26, 1962
FatherJonathan Conner3,4,5,6,2 b. circa 1842, d. April 17, 1930
MotherEliza M. Conner3,4,5 b. circa 1837, d. September 21, 1915
     Peter Martin Conner was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia; No dates on his tombstone.7,2 He was born on April 27, 1874 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He died on February 26, 1962 at Radford, Virginia, at age 87.2

Census Records

1880Dwelling 163, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1900Dwelling 205, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1910Dwelling 67, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1930Dwelling 234, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1940Dwelling 62, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9

Occupation

1900Jeweler5
1910Jeweler4
1930Farmer6
1940Farmer9

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. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  8. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Dolly Josephine Conner1,2,3

F, b. February 24, 1928, d. February 2, 1930
FatherA. R. B. Conner4,2,3,5 b. October 18, 1900, d. October 3, 1941
MotherClara Bena Wheby4,2,3,5 b. January 16, 1905, d. July 7, 1992
     Dolly Josephine Conner was buried at Iddings Cemetery, intersection of Daniel's Run Road and Huffville Road, Terrys Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 She was born on February 24, 1928 at Roanoke, Virginia.4,2,5 She died on February 2, 1930 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 1.4,5

Citations

  1. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  2. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  3. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Betty June Conner Sparks obituary in the Feb 8, 2011 edition.
  4. [S39] Penny Barlow Saunders, Conner Research Papers of Penny Barlow Saunders.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Willie Madaline Nolley1,2,3

F, b. May 26, 1904, d. January 16, 1963
FatherJacob E. Nolley4,2,3 b. August 16, 1871, d. June 8, 1950
MotherMary E. Wright4,2,3 b. May 27, 1869, d. February 2, 1937
     Willie Madaline Nolley was buried at Huffville Union Church Cemetery, Terrys Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia.5,6 She PILOT - Mrs. Madeline Nolley Vest, 57, died in a Roanoke hospital Wednesday. She is survived by her husband; Samuel Vest, Pilot; five daughters, Mrs. Lacy M. Horton, rural Christiansburg; Mrs. Claude Johnson, Salem; Mrs. Tommy J. Ballard, Mrs. J. Dillard Stone and Mrs. Hubert Averette, all of Christiansburg; a son, Alvin P. Vest, Pilot; a sister, Mrs. Ersell Robinson, Christiansburg; two brothers, Kyle Nolley, Roanoke, and Clint Nolley, Pilot; seven grandchildren. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Pilot Methodist Curch, with burial in Huffville Cemetery.6 She was born on May 26, 1904 at Floyd Co., Virginia; The Iddings book has a birth date of May 28, 1904.5,2,1,3 She married Rifton E. Conner, son of Brainard Whitfield "Branard" Conner and Martha Jane "Janey" Vest, on November 7, 1924 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,2,1 As of November 7, 1924,her married name was Conner. Willie Madaline Nolley married Samuel Preston "Sam" Vest, son of Charles William "Charlie Will" Vest and Octavia Frances Iddings, on October 12, 1932 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,5,7,1,6 As of October 12, 1932,her married name was Vest. Willie Madaline Nolley died on January 16, 1963 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 58.4,5,1,6

Census Records

1930Dwelling 207, District 30, Roanoke, Virginia8
1940Dwelling 41, District 32-11, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia9

Family 1

Rifton E. Conner b. October 24, 1901, d. July 4, 1930
Marriage*Willie Madaline Nolley married Rifton E. Conner, son of Brainard Whitfield "Branard" Conner and Martha Jane "Janey" Vest, on November 7, 1924 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,2,1 
Children

Family 2

Samuel Preston "Sam" Vest b. December 23, 1884, d. March 4, 1981
Marriage*Willie Madaline Nolley married Samuel Preston "Sam" Vest, son of Charles William "Charlie Will" Vest and Octavia Frances Iddings, on October 12, 1932 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,5,7,1,6 

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S39] Penny Barlow Saunders, Conner Research Papers of Penny Barlow Saunders.
  5. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  6. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Madeline Nolley Vest obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Alvin P. Vest obituary in the Jan 22, 2005 edition.
  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 Catherine Conner Averette obituary in the Apr 18, 1996 edition.
  11. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

James Edmond Conner1

M, b. February 6, 1926, d. February 6, 1926
FatherRifton E. Conner2,1,3,4 b. October 24, 1901, d. July 4, 1930
MotherWillie Madaline Nolley2,1,3 b. May 26, 1904, d. January 16, 1963
     James Edmond Conner was buried at Huffville Union Church Cemetery, Terrys Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He died on February 6, 1926 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1,3,4 He was born on February 6, 1926 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1,3

Citations

  1. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  2. [S39] Penny Barlow Saunders, Conner Research Papers of Penny Barlow Saunders.
  3. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  4. [S1569] Funeral records of Mr. Marion Thomas Hall, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~vafloyd/recordsofmarionthomashall.htm

Catherine Elizabeth Conner1,2

F, b. June 18, 1927, d. April 16, 1996
FatherRifton E. Conner3,4,1,5,2 b. October 24, 1901, d. July 4, 1930
MotherWillie Madaline Nolley3,4,1,5,6,2 b. May 26, 1904, d. January 16, 1963
     Catherine Elizabeth Conner was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.7,4 Her Social Security Number was 228-30-8416.8 She was born on June 18, 1927 at Virginia.3,7,8 She married Hubert Bullock Averette, son of Charles Booth "Charlie" Averette and Clarence "Clara" Floyd, on November 16, 1946 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.3,4,1,2 As of November 16, 1946,her married name was Averette. Catherine Elizabeth Conner died on April 16, 1996 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 68.7,4,8 She AVERETTE, Catherine Conner, 68, of Christiansburg, died Tuesday after noon, April 16, 1996, in Roanoke Memorial Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Rifton E. Conner and the late Madaline Nolley Conner Vest; and the stepdaughter of the late Samuel P. Vest. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Hubert B. Averette; one son and daughter-in-law, C. Samuel and India M. Averette of Dublin; three grandchildren, Tara, Joshua and Tiffany Averette, all of Dublin; one brother, Alvin P. Vest, Moneta; three sisters, Mrs. Dillard (Lura) Stone, Christiansburg, Mrs. Tommy (Ellen) Ballard of Salem, and Mrs. Lacy (Gwen) Horton of Riner; a brother-in-law, Claude Johnson, Salem; and an aunt, Mrs. Ersell N. Robertson, Carrollton. The funeral will be 1 p.m. Friday from Main Street Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. Timothy Hight and the Rev. William Hungate, with burial in Sunset Cemetery. Gifts may be made to the memorial fund of Main Street Baptist Church, Box 557, Christiansburg, Va. 24073. Friends may call any time Thursday at the Richardson-Horne Funeral Home and the family will receive friends there Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. on April 18, 1996.4

Census Records

1930Dwelling 207, District 30, Roanoke, Virginia5
1940Dwelling 41, District 32-11, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia6

Family

Hubert Bullock Averette b. September 28, 1921, d. October 4, 2012
Marriage*Catherine Elizabeth Conner married Hubert Bullock Averette, son of Charles Booth "Charlie" Averette and Clarence "Clara" Floyd, on November 16, 1946 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.3,4,1,2 
Child
  • Charles Samuel Averette3,4,1,2

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  3. [S39] Penny Barlow Saunders, Conner Research Papers of Penny Barlow Saunders.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Catherine Conner Averette obituary in the Apr 18, 1996 edition.
  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. [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.

Effie Lorrine Cole1,2,3,4,5,6

F, b. October 22, 1905, d. April 28, 2001
FatherJerry Kyle Cole1,2,4,5,6,7 b. June 27, 1875, d. January 29, 1975
MotherMae Inez Sowers1,2,4,5,6,7 b. January 30, 1881, d. February 12, 1975
     Her Social Security Number was 230-05-0457.8 Effie Lorrine Cole was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.2,9 She was born on October 22, 1905 at Virginia.8 She married Elmer J. Conner, son of Brainard Whitfield "Branard" Conner and Martha Jane "Janey" Vest, on December 22, 1928.10,2,11,3,4,12,13 As of December 22, 1928,her married name was Conner. Effie Lorrine Cole died on April 28, 2001 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 95.8,2 She CONNER, Effie Cole, 95, of Roanoke, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2001 at her residence. A daughter of the late J. Kyle and Mae Cole, she was predeceased by her husband, Elmer J. Conner, sisters, Elva C. Martin and Hester Hoback and two brothers, Archie F. Cole and Marvin L. Cole. Mrs. Conner was a longtime member of Villa Heights Baptist Church. Surviving are her son, M. Edsel Conner and his wife, Doris C. Conner; a daughter, Delores C. Bauman and her husband, Bill Bauman, all of Roanoke; five grandchildren, Michael L. Conner and his wife Jane, James M. Conner and his wife Melissa, Rev. Sandra J. Conner, Debra Turner and her husband Bob and Dana L. Bauman; five great-grandchildren, Brad and Mindy Conner, T. J. Conner, Kara and Marla Turner; three sisters, Dorothy C. Martin of Roanoke, Carlene C. Nixon of Salem and Nina C. Martin of Christiansburg. Those preferring to make memorials please consider the Roanoke City Emergency Medical Services, 374 Day Ave., Roanoke, Va. 24016, Meals on Wheels (LOA), 706 Campbell Ave. S.W., Roanoke, Va. 24016 or Villa Heights Baptist Church, 4080 Challenger Ave., Roanoke, Va. 24012. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2001, from Oakey's North Chapel. The Rev. Brian Clingenpeel and Dr. Darryl Crim will officiate. Interment will be in Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Oakey's North Chapel. on April 30, 2001.2

Census Records

1910Dwelling 212, District 50, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1920Dwelling 98, District 98, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1930Dwelling 322, District 25, Roanoke, Virginia14
1940Dwelling 50, District 81-4D, Big Lick, Roanoke Co., Virginia15

Family

Elmer J. Conner b. November 17, 1903, d. October 14, 1976
Marriage*Effie Lorrine Cole married Elmer J. Conner, son of Brainard Whitfield "Branard" Conner and Martha Jane "Janey" Vest, on December 22, 1928.10,2,11,3,4,12,13 
Children

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Dorothy Cole Martin obituary in the Dec 8, 2001 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Effie Cole Conner obituary in the Apr 30, 2001 edition.
  3. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From an unidentified funeral home pamphlet for Elmer J. Conner.
  4. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Jerry Kyle Cole obituary in an unknown edition.
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Eva Carlene Nixon obituary in the Feb 11, 2012 edition.
  8. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  9. [S1329] Sherwood Memorial Park, Sherwood Memorial Park (Conner Lot Inquiry List).
  10. [S39] Penny Barlow Saunders, Conner Research Papers of Penny Barlow Saunders.
  11. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  12. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Elmer J. Conner obituary in the Oct 21, 1976 edition.
  13. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  14. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  15. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  16. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Delores Conner Bauman obituary in the Feb 12, 2014 edition.
  17. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

John H. Sisson1

M, b. April 25, 1818, d. 1891
FatherLudlow Branham Sisson1 b. February 3, 1797, d. March 12, 1886
MotherCatherine Grisso1 b. 1797
     John H. Sisson was buried at Sisson Cemetery, Rt. 653, to Diamond Knob Road, one mile then left on School House Lane, near end of road up on hill on left, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He was born on April 25, 1818 at Botetourt Co., Virginia.1 He married Hannah Wilson on January 5, 1843 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.1 John H. Sisson died in 1891.1

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2

Family

Hannah Wilson b. 1817, d. 1895
Marriage*John H. Sisson married Hannah Wilson on January 5, 1843 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S290] Sebert L. Sisson with additional information by Mary Conner Williams, Sisson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  2. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  4. [S1033] Unknown name of person, Virginia Department of Health Death Certificate, From the John Henry Sisson death certificate.
  5. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Hannah Wilson1,2

F, b. 1817, d. 1895
     Hannah Wilson was buried at Sisson Cemetery, Rt. 653, to Diamond Knob Road, one mile then left on School House Lane, near end of road up on hill on left, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 She was born in 1817 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.1 She married John H. Sisson, son of Ludlow Branham Sisson and Catherine Grisso, on January 5, 1843 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.1 As of January 5, 1843,her married name was Sisson. Hannah Wilson died in 1895.1

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3

Family

John H. Sisson b. April 25, 1818, d. 1891
Marriage*Hannah Wilson married John H. Sisson, son of Ludlow Branham Sisson and Catherine Grisso, on January 5, 1843 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S290] Sebert L. Sisson with additional information by Mary Conner Williams, Sisson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  2. [S1033] Unknown name of person, Virginia Department of Health Death Certificate, From the John Henry Sisson death certificate.
  3. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  5. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Delores Earlene Conner1,2

F, b. February 15, 1941, d. February 11, 2014
FatherElmer J. Conner3,1,4,5,6,2 b. November 17, 1903, d. October 14, 1976
MotherEffie Lorrine Cole3,1,4,5,6,2 b. October 22, 1905, d. April 28, 2001
     Delores Earlene Conner was buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5737 Airport Road NW, Roanoke, Virginia.6 She was born on February 15, 1941 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,2 She married William Lawrence "Bill" Bauman Jr. on September 3, 1960 at Roanoke, Virginia.3,7,1,4,5,6,2 As of September 3, 1960,her married name was Bauman.2 Delores Earlene Conner died on February 11, 2014 at Virginia at age 72.6 She Delores Conner Bauman of Roanoke, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, February 11, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer J. and Effie Cole Conner; husband, William "Bill" Bauman; father-in-law, William Bauman Sr; and nephew, Michael Conner and wife, Jane. Mrs. Bauman was a member of North Roanoke Baptist Church. Surviving are her daughters, Debbie Vaden and husband, Richard, of Roanoke, and Dana Horan and husband, Christopher, of Fincastle; grandchildren, Kara Marks, Marla Turner, and Haleigh Horan; great-grandchildren, Taya and Melody Marks; brother, Edsel Conner and wife, Doris; mother-in-law, Vergie Bauman; sister-in-law, Pat Sledd and husband, Mike, all of Roanoke; numerous nieces, nephews, and special friends too numerous to mention. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, 2840 Electric Road, Roanoke, VA 24018. Weather permitting, funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 13, 2014, at Simpson Funeral Home, 5160 Peters Creek Road by Dr. Darryl G. Crim and the Rev. Sandra Conner. If the services need to be rescheduled due to inclement weather, you may receive updated information by going to www.simpsonfuneral.com or by calling 540-366-0707. Interment will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. Thursday until service time. Arrangements by Simpson Funeral Home. on February 12, 2014.6

Family

William Lawrence "Bill" Bauman Jr. b. June 19, 1938, d. February 16, 2003
Marriage*She married William Lawrence "Bill" Bauman Jr. on September 3, 1960 at Roanoke, Virginia.3,7,1,4,5,6,2 
Children
  • Debra Leigh "Debbie" Bauman3,7,1,4,5,6,2
  • Dana Lynne Bauman3,7,1,4,5,6

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Effie Cole Conner obituary in the Apr 30, 2001 edition.
  4. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From an unidentified funeral home pamphlet for Elmer J. Conner.
  5. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Elmer J. Conner obituary in the Oct 21, 1976 edition.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Delores Conner Bauman obituary in the Feb 12, 2014 edition.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the William Lawrence Bauman, Jr., obituary in the Feb 18, 2003 edition.

Roscoe Edward Hale1

M, b. September 21, 1907, d. March 16, 2005
     His Social Security Number was 225-01-6060.2 Roscoe Edward Hale was buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5737 Airport Road NW, Roanoke, Virginia.1 He married Mildred B. McNeil, daughter of Hobert Henry McNiel and Ethel Clyde Roop.1,3 Roscoe Edward Hale was born on September 21, 1907.4,2 He married Uray Almeda Conner, daughter of Brainard Whitfield "Branard" Conner and Martha Jane "Janey" Vest, circa 1935.1,5,4 Roscoe Edward Hale died on March 16, 2005 at Virginia at age 97.1,2 He Roscoe Edward Hale, 97, of Roanoke, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday evening, March 16, 2005. Roscoe was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church and was retired from the American Bridge Works. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Uray Conner Hale; and is survived by his wife, Mildred Nicewarner Hale; his daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Bill Kessler of Roanoke County; son and daughter-in-law, Wayne Edward Hale and wife, Rowena of Oxnard, Calif; his grandchildren, Pam Gordon and husband, Dennis of Boones Mill, Donna Harber and husband, Ken of Roanoke, Tammy Cook and husband, Brian of Boones Mill, Kenneth Hale of San Francisco, Calif; his great-grandchildren, Derick and Dustin Vaden, Adam Gordon and wife, Leslie, Megan Gordon, Tyler and Jamie Cook; a great-great-granddaughter, Evelyn (Evie) Gordon; his stepchildren, Tim Nicewarner, Bonnie N. Prillaman and husband, Will, all of Roanoke County; four stepgrandchildren. A funeral service will be held at Oakey's South Chapel, Saturday, March 19, 2005, 12 noon with the Rev. Jerry Clevenger and Elder Junior Conner officiating. Interment in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Friday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Oakey's South Chapel. on March 18, 2005.1

Family 1

Mildred B. McNeil
Marriage*He married Mildred B. McNeil, daughter of Hobert Henry McNiel and Ethel Clyde Roop.1,3 

Family 2

Uray Almeda Conner b. February 17, 1909, d. June 13, 1990
Marriage*Roscoe Edward Hale married Uray Almeda Conner, daughter of Brainard Whitfield "Branard" Conner and Martha Jane "Janey" Vest, circa 1935.1,5,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Roscoe Edward Hale obituary in the Mar 18, 2005 edition.
  2. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  3. [S3] Mary Conner Williams, "Conner Family Researcher Mary Conner Williams," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, 2001-2005.
  4. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Uray Conner Hale obituary in the Jun 14, 1990 edition.
  6. [S775] Wayne Hale (son), "Uray Conner," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Dec 27, 2001.
  7. [S1785] Ventura County Star, From the Wayne E. Hale obituary in the Feb 25, 2012 edition.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Barbara H. Hinchee obituary in the Oct 28, 2021 edition.

Walter Preston Conner1,2,3,4,5

M, b. April 1, 1877, d. May 6, 1951
FatherJonathan Conner2,6,7,5 b. circa 1842, d. April 17, 1930
MotherEliza M. Conner2,6,7,5 b. circa 1837, d. September 21, 1915
     Walter Preston Conner was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,5 He Walter ran the farm for Henry Valentine Cole after he retired.8 He was born on April 1, 1877 at Floyd Co., Virginia; His death certificate has a birth year of 1876.1,2,4 He married Julina Patra "Patry" Carr, daughter of William Henry Carr and Mary Adeline Perdue, on October 27, 1901 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,5 Walter Preston Conner died on May 6, 1951 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 74.5

Census Records

1880Dwelling 163, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1900Dwelling 205, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1910Dwelling 84, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1920Dwelling 61, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia11
1930Dwelling 187, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia12
1940Dwelling 145, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia13

Occupation

1900Farm laborer7
1910Farmer10
1920Farmer11
1930Farmer12
1940Farmer13

Family

Julina Patra "Patry" Carr b. July 16, 1884, d. November 17, 1971
Marriage*Walter Preston Conner married Julina Patra "Patry" Carr, daughter of William Henry Carr and Mary Adeline Perdue, on October 27, 1901 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  2. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, 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. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S81] Janice Smyth, "Cole Family Researcher Janice Smyth," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, 2001-2005.
  9. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Barbara Darlene Hale1,2,3,4,5,6,7

F, b. April 4, 1938, d. October 27, 2021
FatherRoscoe Edward Hale1,2,3,4,8,5 b. September 21, 1907, d. March 16, 2005
MotherUray Almeda Conner1,2,3,4,8,5 b. February 17, 1909, d. June 13, 1990
     Barbara Darlene Hale was buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5737 Airport Road NW, Roanoke, Virginia.9 She married James Herbert Hinchee Jr.4,5,10 Her married name was Hinchee. Barbara Darlene Hale was born on April 4, 1938 at Roanoke, Virginia.5,7 As of July 6, 1991,her married name was Kessler.11 She married Billie West "Bill" Kessler Sr. on July 6, 1991 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,11 Barbara Darlene Hale and Billie West "Bill" Kessler Sr. were divorced on July 28, 2009 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.6 Barbara Darlene Hale died on October 27, 2021 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 83.5 She Barbara H. Hinchee, 83, of Roanoke, Va., went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, October 27, 2021. Born on April 4, 1938, in Roanoke, Barbara grew up in Garden City and graduated from Jefferson High School in 1956. She was happily married to J.H. for 33 years until lung cancer took him in 1988. As the secretary at Mount Pleasant Elementary School for over thirty years, Barbara developed many long-term friendships among the faculty and staff as well as the rest of the Mount Pleasant community. She was a devoted member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church where she attended faithfully with her church family. Barbara was the widow of James Herbert (J.H.) Hinchee Jr. and was also preceded in death by her father, Roscoe Hale; mother, Uray Hale; and brother, Wayne Hale. Our Mom felt very blessed to have such a dedicated and loving family and we felt very fortunate to have her unconditional love and devotion. She was known as Mamaw to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She leaves behind three daughters, Pam Gordon (Dennis), Donna Harber (Ken), and Tammy Cook (Brian); six grandchildren, Derick Vaden, Dustin Vaden (Stephanie), Adam Gordon (Leslie), Megan Holloway (Ryan), Tyler Cook, and Jamie Wilson (Josh); eight great-grandchildren, Evie, Olivia, and Pearl Gordon, Gabriel, Lachlan, and Everett Wilson, and Marshall and Channing Holloway; a special sister-in-law, Rowena Hale; along with many special friends and cousins. The family would like to thank caregivers, Tina and Pam, for their wonderful help and support during this difficult time. on October 28, 2021.5

Family 1

James Herbert Hinchee Jr. b. November 1, 1930, d. May 8, 1988
Marriage*She married James Herbert Hinchee Jr.4,5,10 
Children
  • Pamela Sue "Pam" Hinchee4,5,11
  • Donna Marie Hinchee4,5,11
  • Tammy Lynn Hinchee4,5,11

Family 2

Billie West "Bill" Kessler Sr.
Marriage*Barbara Darlene Hale married Billie West "Bill" Kessler Sr. on July 6, 1991 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,11 
Divorce* Barbara Darlene Hale and Billie West "Bill" Kessler Sr. were divorced on July 28, 2009 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.6 

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Roscoe Edward Hale obituary in the Mar 18, 2005 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Uray Conner Hale obituary in the Jun 14, 1990 edition.
  3. [S775] Wayne Hale (son), "Uray Conner," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Dec 27, 2001.
  4. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Barbara H. Hinchee obituary in the Oct 28, 2021 edition.
  6. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.
  7. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  8. [S1785] Ventura County Star, From the Wayne E. Hale obituary in the Feb 25, 2012 edition.
  9. [S2265] Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Roanoke VA, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=poff&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSst=48&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GSsr=241&GRid=44634996&CRid=49500&df=all&
  10. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  11. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.