Celeste Sowder1,2,3,4

F, b. June 3, 1850, d. December 11, 1914
FatherWilliam Sowder5,2,3,4 b. September 28, 1825, d. March 20, 1899
MotherMary Ann Thrash5,2,3,4 b. September 24, 1828, d. January 30, 1905
     Celeste Sowder was buried at Strickler Cemetery, Rt. 221 N. near Little River Bridge, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 She was born on June 3, 1850 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,4 She married John Ballard Strickler, son of Samuel Strickler and Nancy Ann Helms, on July 11, 1872 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1 As of July 11, 1872,her married name was Strickler.2 Celeste Sowder died on December 11, 1914 at Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 64.1,4

Census Records

1860Dwelling 440, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1870Dwelling 63, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1880Dwelling 444, District 29, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1890Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1900Dwelling 35, District 18, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1910Dwelling 27, Division 49, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia9

Family

John Ballard Strickler b. March 7, 1849, d. May 9, 1921
Marriage*Celeste Sowder married John Ballard Strickler, son of Samuel Strickler and Nancy Ann Helms, on July 11, 1872 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S200] Ruth Hale & Glenna G. Garner, Strickler Cemetery.
  2. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 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. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  11. [S549] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1873-1879.

William M. Goode1,2

M, b. circa 1837
     William M. Goode was born circa 1837 at Virginia.1 He married Janetta Almeda "Nettie" Britts, daughter of Samuel Frantz Britts and Elizabeth "Betty" Elmore, on November 8, 1873 at New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia.2

Census Records

1880Dwelling 167, District 23, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia1
1900Dwelling 2, District 11, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia3

Occupation

1880Craig county jailer1
1900Farmer3

Family

Janetta Almeda "Nettie" Britts b. circa 1841, d. before June 1, 1900
Marriage*William M. Goode married Janetta Almeda "Nettie" Britts, daughter of Samuel Frantz Britts and Elizabeth "Betty" Elmore, on November 8, 1873 at New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S30] Ruth G. Hale, Craig County, Virginia Marriages 1851-1881.
  3. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S28] Ruth G. Hale, Craig County, Virginia Marriages 1882-1910.
  6. [S83] Denice Villnuve Villareal, unknown record type, TYPE Book.
  7. [S25] Richmond, VA Library of Virginia, Craig Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1853-1896.

Clinton Flurnoy Yates1,2

M, b. March 28, 1890, d. March 4, 1967
FatherFlurnoy Gustavus Yates3,4,5,1 b. December 19, 1864, d. June 26, 1949
MotherLaura Greene Bower3,4,5,1 b. October 16, 1866, d. June 27, 1948
     His Social Security Number was 536-03-0857.6 Clinton Flurnoy Yates was buried at Pines Cemetery, 1402 S. Pines Road, Spokane, Spokane Co., Washington.7 He was born on March 28, 1890 at Pizarro, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,6,2,7 He married Bessie Marie Monighan on December 10, 1916.1,8 Clinton Flurnoy Yates died on March 4, 1967 at Spokane, Spokane Co., Washington, at age 76.9,7

Census Records

1890Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1900Dwelling 268, District 18, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1910Dwelling 47, District 19, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1920Dwelling 345, District 142, Opportunity, Spokane Co., Washington8
1930Dwelling 478, District 151, Opportunity, Spokane Co., Washington10
1940Dwelling 17, District 32-40, Millwood, Spokane Co., Washington11

Occupation

1910Saw mill laborer5
1920Paper mill machinist8
1930Locomotive railroad engineer10
1940Paper mill machinist11

Family

Bessie Marie Monighan b. October 8, 1896, d. January 16, 1985
Marriage*Clinton Flurnoy Yates married Bessie Marie Monighan on December 10, 1916.1,8 
Children

Citations

  1. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  2. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  3. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S2815] Pines Cemetery, Spokane Co., WA, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=yates&GSfn=clinton&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=75474535&CRid=77082&df=all&
  8. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S453] Washington State Department of Health, Washington Death Index, 1940-2014.
  10. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Elizabeth Ann "Bettie" Givens1,2

F, b. May 20, 1841, d. June 20, 1871
FatherMadison Givens3,2
MotherDorcas Unknown3,2
     Elizabeth Ann "Bettie" Givens was born on May 20, 1841 at Virginia. She married Dexter Snow Britts, son of Samuel Frantz Britts and Elizabeth "Betty" Elmore, on February 14, 1866 at Craig Co., Virginia.2,4 As of February 14, 1866,her married name was Britts. Elizabeth Ann "Bettie" Givens died on June 20, 1871 at Craig Co., Virginia, at age 30; Died of consumption.3

Census Records

1870Dwelling 276, Alleghany, Craig Co., Virginia5

Family

Dexter Snow Britts b. August 14, 1844, d. April 26, 1924
Marriage*Elizabeth Ann "Bettie" Givens married Dexter Snow Britts, son of Samuel Frantz Britts and Elizabeth "Betty" Elmore, on February 14, 1866 at Craig Co., Virginia.2,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S372] Ruth G. Hale, Hypes Family Cemetery, Rt. 42, Craig Co., VA.
  2. [S30] Ruth G. Hale, Craig County, Virginia Marriages 1851-1881.
  3. [S29] Richmond, VA Library of Virginia, Craig Co., Virginia, Death Records, 1853-1896.
  4. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Dexter S. Britts obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  5. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S25] Richmond, VA Library of Virginia, Craig Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1853-1896.
  7. [S31] Janet Skelton, "Hypes Family Line," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, 2003.
  8. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S28] Ruth G. Hale, Craig County, Virginia Marriages 1882-1910.
  10. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698

Martha Adeline Leffel1,2

F, b. January 5, 1854, d. February 28, 1918
FatherJacob Leffel1 b. March 10, 1810, d. before June 15, 1880
MotherMariah Fischer1 b. circa 1815, d. after June 15, 1880
     Martha Adeline Leffel was buried at Old Trenor Cemetery, left side of Rt. 42 at Sinking Creek Store, Sinking Creek, Craig Co., Virginia.3 She was born on January 5, 1854 at Craig Co., Virginia.1,4,3 She married Dexter Snow Britts, son of Samuel Frantz Britts and Elizabeth "Betty" Elmore, on November 27, 1877 at Craig Co., Virginia.1,5 As of November 27, 1877,her married name was Britts. Martha Adeline Leffel died on February 28, 1918 at age 64.3

Census Records

1880Dwelling 93, District 22, Alleghany, Craig Co., Virginia6
1900Dwelling 92, District 10, Alleghany, Craig Co., Virginia4
1910Dwelling 66, District 73, Alleghany, Craig Co., Virginia7

Family

Dexter Snow Britts b. August 14, 1844, d. April 26, 1924
Marriage*Martha Adeline Leffel married Dexter Snow Britts, son of Samuel Frantz Britts and Elizabeth "Betty" Elmore, on November 27, 1877 at Craig Co., Virginia.1,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S30] Ruth G. Hale, Craig County, Virginia Marriages 1851-1881.
  2. [S1255] Ruth G. Hale, Garman Cemetery, Craig Co., VA.
  3. [S1359] Vincent E. Summers (e-mail address), Today! In "Old Trenor Cemetery, Craig Co., VA," listserve message Oct 14, 2006.
  4. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Dexter S. Britts obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  6. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S1653] Bureau of Vital Statistics North Carolina State Board of Health, North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1976, From the Virginia Craig Britts death certificate.
  9. [S25] Richmond, VA Library of Virginia, Craig Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1853-1896.
  10. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  11. [S3367] Tennessee State Library and Archives, Tennessee, Death Records, 1908-1965, From the George R. Britts death certificate.
  12. [S26] Ruth G. Hale, Craig County, Virginia Marriages 1911-1938.

John Henry Jackson Lee1,2,3

M, b. July 31, 1844, d. September 19, 1928
MotherNancy Lee1
     John Henry Jackson Lee was buried at East Hill Cemetery, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.3 He was born on July 31, 1844 at Botetourt Co., Virginia.1,3 He married Martha Ann Britts, daughter of Samuel Frantz Britts and Elizabeth "Betty" Elmore, on September 24, 1874 at Craig Co., Virginia.1 John Henry Jackson Lee died on September 19, 1928 at age 84.3

Census Records

1900Dwelling 238, District 48, Amsterdam, Botetourt Co., Virginia4
1910Dwelling 36, District 53, Amsterdam, Botetourt Co., Virginia2
1920Dwelling 269, District 126, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia5

Occupation

1900Farmer4
1910Stone quarry laborer2
1920Laborer5

Family

Martha Ann Britts b. August 23, 1852, d. August 3, 1921
Marriage*John Henry Jackson Lee married Martha Ann Britts, daughter of Samuel Frantz Britts and Elizabeth "Betty" Elmore, on September 24, 1874 at Craig Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S30] Ruth G. Hale, Craig County, Virginia Marriages 1851-1881.
  2. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S2751] City of Salem VA Archives - East Hill Cemetery, online http://files.usgwarchives.org/va/salem/cemeteries/
  4. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S25] Richmond, VA Library of Virginia, Craig Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1853-1896.
  7. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.

Francis Marion Caldwell1,2

M, b. May 28, 1848, d. December 28, 1926
FatherAlexander Looney Caldwell1 b. circa 1825
MotherNancy Looney1 b. October 23, 1826, d. March 2, 1919
     Francis Marion Caldwell was buried at Beaver Dam Baptist Church Cemetery, Paynes Mill, Fluvanna Co., Virginia.3 He was born on May 28, 1848 at Botetourt Co. (now Craig Co.), Virginia.1,3 He married Margaret V. Britts, daughter of Samuel Frantz Britts and Elizabeth "Betty" Elmore, on January 8, 1872 at Craig Co., Virginia.1,3 Francis Marion Caldwell died on December 28, 1926 at Fluvanna Co., Virginia, at age 78.3

Census Records

1880Dwelling 137, District 22, Alleghany, Craig Co., Virginia4
1900Dwelling 212, District 10, Alleghany, Craig Co., Virginia5
1920Dwelling 94, District 96, Palmyra, Fluvanna Co., Virginia6

Occupation

1880Blacksmith4
1900Farmer5
1920Farmer6

Family

Margaret V. Britts b. July 27, 1854, d. December 28, 1941
Marriage*Francis Marion Caldwell married Margaret V. Britts, daughter of Samuel Frantz Britts and Elizabeth "Betty" Elmore, on January 8, 1872 at Craig Co., Virginia.1,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S30] Ruth G. Hale, Craig County, Virginia Marriages 1851-1881.
  2. [S25] Richmond, VA Library of Virginia, Craig Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1853-1896, From his daughter Clara's birth record.
  3. [S4598] Beaver Dam Baptist Church Cemetery, Fluvanna Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  4. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S25] Richmond, VA Library of Virginia, Craig Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1853-1896.
  8. [S28] Ruth G. Hale, Craig County, Virginia Marriages 1882-1910.
  9. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Jacob Rush "Jack" Sowder1,2,3,4,5

M, b. October 2, 1859, d. September 25, 1935
FatherWilliam Sowder2,6,7,8,5 b. September 28, 1825, d. March 20, 1899
MotherMary Ann Thrash2,6,7,8,5 b. September 24, 1828, d. January 30, 1905
     Jacob Rush "Jack" Sowder was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 He was born on October 2, 1859 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 He married Mary Laurice West, daughter of John Thrash West and Mary Margaret Aldredge, on December 8, 1882 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,5 Jacob Rush "Jack" Sowder died on September 25, 1935 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 75.1,5

Census Records

1860Dwelling 440, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1870Dwelling 63, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1880Dwelling 80, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1900Dwelling 166, District 61, Mayo River, Patrick Co., Virginia10
1910Dwelling 51, District 79, Mayo River, Patrick Co., Virginia11
1920Dwelling 55, District 122, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia3
1930Dwelling 58, District 12, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia4

Occupation

1880Farm laborer8
1900Farmer10
1910Farmer11
1920Farmer3
1930Farmer4

Family

Mary Laurice West b. February 2, 1860, d. October 7, 1952
Marriage*Jacob Rush "Jack" Sowder married Mary Laurice West, daughter of John Thrash West and Mary Margaret Aldredge, on December 8, 1882 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  2. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  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. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S21] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia Death Records, 1883-1896.

Lewis Crawford Craighead1,2

M, b. December, 1836, d. July 10, 1927
FatherWilliam Thomas "Grandpap Billy" Craghead2,1 b. circa 1808, d. circa 1894
MotherSusannah Maxey1 b. circa 1802, d. circa September, 1870
     Lewis Crawford Craighead was buried at Craighead Cemetery, Bottom Creek, Roanoke Co., Virginia.2 He Lewis served in Company I, 54th Regiment Virginia Infantry during the Civil War. Enumerated in Montgomery Co. Virginia in the 1900 and 1910 Census. In 1910 he was residing in the household of his daughter Adeline. He was born in December, 1836 at Franklin Co., Virginia.3 He married Mary E. Funk on January 10, 1861 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,4 Lewis Crawford Craighead died on July 10, 1927 at Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 90.2

Family

Mary E. Funk b. September, 1841, d. August 4, 1929
Marriage*He married Mary E. Funk on January 10, 1861 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S48] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register 1, 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. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S4108] Craighead Cemetery, Roanoke Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  5. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  6. [S663] Paul D. Craghead, "Floyd Co., VA researcher Paul D. Craghead," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, 2001-2005.
  7. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  8. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Mary E. Funk1

F, b. September, 1841, d. August 4, 1929
     Mary E. Funk was buried at Craighead Cemetery, Bottom Creek, Roanoke Co., Virginia.2 She was born in September, 1841 at Grayson Co., Virginia.1 She married Lewis Crawford Craighead, son of William Thomas "Grandpap Billy" Craghead and Susannah Maxey, on January 10, 1861 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2 As of January 10, 1861,her married name was Craighead. Mary E. Funk died on August 4, 1929 at age 87.2

Family

Lewis Crawford Craighead b. December, 1836, d. July 10, 1927
Marriage*She married Lewis Crawford Craighead, son of William Thomas "Grandpap Billy" Craghead and Susannah Maxey, on January 10, 1861 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S48] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register 1, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S4108] Craighead Cemetery, Roanoke Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  3. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S663] Paul D. Craghead, "Floyd Co., VA researcher Paul D. Craghead," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, 2001-2005.
  5. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  6. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Timothy Craghead1

M, b. 1777, d. 1809
     Timothy Craghead was born in 1777 at Bedford Co., Virginia. He married Mary "Polly" Agee on December 6, 1802 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1 Timothy Craghead died in 1809 at Franklin Co., Virginia.

Family

Mary "Polly" Agee b. 1782, d. 1842
Marriage*He married Mary "Polly" Agee on December 6, 1802 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S66] Beverly Merritt, Franklin County, Virginia Marriage Bonds 1786-1853.

Mary "Polly" Agee1

F, b. 1782, d. 1842
     Mary "Polly" Agee was born in 1782 at Franklin Co., Virginia. She married Timothy Craghead on December 6, 1802 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1 As of December 6, 1802,her married name was Craghead.1 Mary "Polly" Agee died in 1842.

Family

Timothy Craghead b. 1777, d. 1809
Marriage*She married Timothy Craghead on December 6, 1802 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S66] Beverly Merritt, Franklin County, Virginia Marriage Bonds 1786-1853.

Lula Clara Mary Catherine Craighead1,2

F, b. October 5, 1907, d. February 24, 2004
FatherPeter Everett "Pete" Craighead3,1,4,5 b. October 14, 1881, d. August 30, 1974
MotherElzora Jane "Ellie" Conner3,1,4,5 b. August 6, 1887, d. December 1, 1954
     Lula Clara Mary Catherine Craighead was buried at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, 5070 Cove Road N. W., Roanoke, Virginia.3 She was born on October 5, 1907 at Virginia.3,2 As of 1924,her married name was Pruett.3 She married Clifton Ford Pruett Sr., son of Commodore Pruett and Lucy M. Motley, in 1924.3,6 Lula Clara Mary Catherine Craighead died on February 24, 2004 at Virginia at age 96.3 She L. Clara Pruett, 96, of Salem, went to be with her Lord, February 24, 2004. Mrs. Pruett was born October 5, 1907, a daughter of the late Pete Everette and Elzora Conner Craighead. She married Clifton F. Pruett in 1924. He preceded her in death in 1955. She was also preceded in death by four sons, Cliff Pruett, Jr., Wilbert "Bill" Pruett, Edward Pruett, and James Pruett. She was a homemaker and a member of the Gospel Baptist Church. Clara is survived by two devoted children, a son, Hugh T. Pruett and wife, Shirley of Troutville, and daughter, Dorothy Dehart of Salem. She raised four grandchildren, Vanessa, Lynn, Mary Beth, and James. She is also survived by an additional 20 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren. A service celebrating her life will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, February 27, 2004 at Lotz Salem Chapel officiated by Pastor Sam Huntley. Interment will follow in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial donations to either the Benevolence or Missionary Funds of Gospel Baptist Church, c/o Rev. Sam Huntley, Gospel Baptist Church, 5921 Dow Hollow Road, Salem, Va. 24153. Arrangements are being handled by Lotz Salem Chapel. on February 26, 2004.3

Census Records

1910Dwelling 45, District 92, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia4
1920Dwelling 27, District 105, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia5
1930Dwelling 481, District 8, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia7
1940Dwelling 99, District 81-13, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia8

Family

Clifton Ford Pruett Sr. b. May 15, 1902, d. September 27, 1955
Marriage*Lula Clara Mary Catherine Craighead married Clifton Ford Pruett Sr., son of Commodore Pruett and Lucy M. Motley, in 1924.3,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S861] Paul Craghead, "Peter Everett Craighead," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Oct 23, 2001.
  2. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the L. Clara Pruett obituary in the Feb 26, 2004 edition.
  4. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S843] Judy Pruett (granddaughter), "Clifton Ford Pruett, Sr.," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Jan 13 and Jan 28, 2002.
  7. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Edward T. Pruitt obituary in the Jun 29, 1997 edition.
  10. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.

Ethel Beatrice Craighead1,2,3

F, b. July 3, 1910, d. May 23, 1991
FatherPeter Everett "Pete" Craighead1,2,4 b. October 14, 1881, d. August 30, 1974
MotherElzora Jane "Ellie" Conner1,2,4 b. August 6, 1887, d. December 1, 1954
     Ethel Beatrice Craighead was buried at William Winfield Spangler Cemetery, 1033 Friendship Road, Shawsville, Montgomery Co., Virginia.5,2,6 Her Social Security Number was 229-72-5888.7 She was born on July 3, 1910 at Virginia.7,2,6 She married Issac Eldridge Spangler, son of William Winfield Spangler and Ardella Arminta "Della" Conner, on May 14, 1926 at Bristol, Sullivan Co., Tennessee.8,2,9 As of May 14, 1926,her married name was Spangler. Ethel Beatrice Craighead died on May 23, 1991 at Virginia at age 80.7,2,6 She SHAWSVILLE - Mrs. Ethel C. Spangler, age 80, died May 23, 1991. She is survived by one daughter, Mary Ruth Haymaker, Virginia Beach, Va; six sons, Paul D. Spangler, Boones Mill; Bernard M. Spangler and Howard K. Spangler, Roanoke; John W. Spangler and Johnathan W. Spangler, both of Shawsville; David A. Spangler, Christiansburg; six sisters, Clara Pruitt, Salem; Ardella Green, Callaway; Stella Freeman, Roanoke; Trixie Poff, Bent Mountain; Gertrude Spencer, Big Ben, N. C; Augusta Craighead Pacitti, Copper Hill; two brothers, Dennis Craighead and David Craighead, Roanoke; also grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Grant E. Bryant Funeral Home. Interment in the Spangler Cemetery. Arrangements by Grant E. Bryant Funeral Home, Elliston. on May 24, 1991.5

Census Records

1920Dwelling 27, District 105, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia4
1940Dwelling 107, District 61-2, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia10

Family

Issac Eldridge Spangler b. September 6, 1904, d. September 27, 1976
Marriage*Ethel Beatrice Craighead married Issac Eldridge Spangler, son of William Winfield Spangler and Ardella Arminta "Della" Conner, on May 14, 1926 at Bristol, Sullivan Co., Tennessee.8,2,9 
Children

Citations

  1. [S861] Paul Craghead, "Peter Everett Craighead," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Oct 23, 2001.
  2. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the David Andrews Spangler obituary in the Mar 17, 2010 edition.
  4. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ethel C. Spangler obituary in the May 24, 1991 edition.
  6. [S8341] William Winfield Spangler Cemetery, Montgomery Co., VA, online www.findagrave.com.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S849] Jack Spangler (e-mail address), Descendants of Daniel and Mary Spangler, Franklin County, Virginia 1773.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Jonathan W. Spangler obituary in the Nov 16, 2014 edition.
  10. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  12. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  13. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  14. [S1700] W. W. Likens, Records of Death - Book 21, Grant Bryant Funeral Home Records Nov 17, 1944 - Oct 2, 1948.
  15. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Howard Kenneth Spangler, I, obituary in the Mar 2, 2006 edition.

Oliver Laverne Pacetti1,2,3

M, b. February 26, 1933, d. August 7, 2001
FatherLawrence Zernie Pacetti2,4 b. September 21, 1904, d. March 7, 1972
MotherAugusta Maine "Guster" Craighead5,2,4 b. February 26, 1914, d. April 11, 1996
     Oliver Laverne Pacetti was buried at Craighead Cemetery, Bottom Creek, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1 He was born on February 26, 1933 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,3 He married Betty Jean Grice, daughter of Sherman Grice and Beulah Janney, on September 22, 1951 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1 Oliver Laverne Pacetti and Betty Jean Grice were divorced on October 9, 1974 at Roanoke, Virginia.6 Oliver Laverne Pacetti died on August 7, 2001 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 68.1 He OLIVER LAVERNE PACETTI, 68, of Bent Mountain, passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2001 in a Roanoke Hospital. Surviving are one brother and his wife, Willard and Sharon Pacetti of Bent Mountain; four sisters, Aileen Greenwood of Floyd, Wanda Crowe of Bent Mountain, Gretta and husband Reggie Richardson of Floyd, Josephine and husband, James Carico of Bent Mountain; his former wife, Betty Grice of Floyd; numerous nieces and nephews; special aunts and uncles; and good friends, James and Cosie MtCastle. Funeral services will be Thursday 2 p.m. at Wood Funeral Home, Floyd with the Rev. Terry Shaw officiating. Interment will be in Peter Craighead Cemetery, Copper Hill. on August 8, 2001.1

Family

Betty Jean Grice b. January 23, 1929
Marriage*He married Betty Jean Grice, daughter of Sherman Grice and Beulah Janney, on September 22, 1951 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1 
Divorce* Oliver Laverne Pacetti and Betty Jean Grice were divorced on October 9, 1974 at Roanoke, Virginia.6 

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Oliver Laverne Pacetti obit in the Aug 8, 2001 edition.
  2. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Wanda Patricia Pacetti Crowe obituary in the Jul 6, 2010 edition.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Augusta Craighead Pacetti obit in the Apr 12, 1996 edition.
  6. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.

George Dennis Craighead1,2,3,4,5

M, b. April 29, 1909, d. August 17, 2002
FatherPeter Everett "Pete" Craighead1,6,7,4 b. October 14, 1881, d. August 30, 1974
MotherElzora Jane "Ellie" Conner1,6,7,4 b. August 6, 1887, d. December 1, 1954
     George Dennis Craighead was buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5737 Airport Road NW, Roanoke, Virginia.2 His Social Security Number was 235-10-2914.8 He was born on April 29, 1909 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.8,9 He married Odessa Mae Lilly on October 19, 1934 at Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.9,3,5,10 George Dennis Craighead married Earsie Faye Bowling on January 8, 1940 at Bland Co., Virginia.11,9,4 George Dennis Craighead died on August 17, 2002 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 93.8,2,5 He CRAIGHEAD, George Dennis, 93, of Roanoke, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 17, 2002. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Odessa Craighead; second wife, Earsie Faye Craighead; and his son, Dallas L. Craighead; and infant daughter, Shirley Jean; and numerous brothers and sisters. Surviving are his children and their spouses, Dennis and Anita Craighead, of Lynchburg, Earsie C. and Calvin Proctor, of Roanoke, Arthur and Rosemary Craighead, of Houston, Texas, Donna C. and Jerry Watson, of Goodview, David and Gail Craighead, of Mary Esther, Fla., Dewey and Sandy Craighead, of Houston, Texas, Carless and Vickie Craighead, of Goodview, Kathy C. and Charles Maddox, of Charlottesville, Deborah C. and Mark Fontaine, of Wytheville, Mary C. and Carlton Jefferson, of Henry, Bobby and Tammy Craighead, of Natural Bridge, Susan F. and Timothy Huffman, of Roanoke; four sisters, Clara Pruitte, Ardella Holt, Trixie Poff, and Stella Freeman; numerous grandchildren; and great-grandchildren; many friends and loved ones. Visitation will be Sunday, August 18, 2002 from 2 to 9 p.m. and Monday, August 19, 2002 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Lotz Roanoke Chapel. Services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, at Bible Baptist Church, Garden City. Officiating is Rev. Tim Kirchoff and Rev. Jeff Gardner. Interment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Lotz Roanoke Chapel. on August 18, 2002.2

Census Records

1910Dwelling 45, District 92, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia6
1920Dwelling 27, District 105, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia7

Family 1

Child
  • Shirley Jean Craighead2,12

Family 2

Odessa Mae Lilly b. September 7, 1917, d. June 27, 1937
Marriage*George Dennis Craighead married Odessa Mae Lilly on October 19, 1934 at Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.9,3,5,10 
Children

Family 3

Earsie Faye Bowling b. December 27, 1919, d. January 5, 1995
Marriage*George Dennis Craighead married Earsie Faye Bowling on January 8, 1940 at Bland Co., Virginia.11,9,4 
Children
  • Earsie Eloise Craighead+9,2,12,3,4 b. January 8, 1941, d. February 10, 2014
  • George Arthur Craighead2,11,4
  • Donna Mae Craighead2,11,4
  • David Oris Craighead2,11
  • Dewey Everett Craighead2,11,4
  • Carless Eugene Craighead Sr.2,4
  • Kathy Joy Craighead2,11,4
  • Deborah Lynn Craighead2,11,4
  • Mary Ellen Craighead2,11,4
  • Bobby Ray Craighead2,11,4
  • Susan Faye Craighead2,11,4

Citations

  1. [S861] Paul Craghead, "Peter Everett Craighead," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Oct 23, 2001.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the George Dennis Craighead obituary in the Aug 18, 2002 edition.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Dennis Lee Craighead obituary in the Nov 7, 2014 edition.
  4. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  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. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  9. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  10. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Craighead-Lilly marriage record.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Earsie Faye Craighead obituary in the Jan 6, 1995 edition.
  12. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Earsie C. Proctor obituary in the Feb 12, 2014 edition.

Jerry Luther Allen Craighead1,2,3

M, b. November 8, 1905, d. February 20, 1972
FatherPeter Everett "Pete" Craighead1,4,5,6,3 b. October 14, 1881, d. August 30, 1974
MotherElzora Jane "Ellie" Conner1,4,5,6,3 b. August 6, 1887, d. December 1, 1954
     His Social Security Number was 227-36-2811.7 Jerry Luther Allen Craighead was buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5737 Airport Road NW, Roanoke, Virginia.3 He was born on November 8, 1905 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.7,3 He married Alma Gay Hall, daughter of Marcus Felix "Mark" "Marx" "Marks" Hall and Mary Della Wilson, on March 2, 1932.8,2,3 Jerry Luther Allen Craighead died on February 20, 1972 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 66.3

Census Records

1910Dwelling 45, District 92, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia4
1920Dwelling 27, District 105, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia5
1930Dwelling 3, District 2, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia6

Occupation

1930Farmer6

Family

Alma Gay Hall b. November 2, 1909, d. June 8, 1996
Marriage*Jerry Luther Allen Craighead married Alma Gay Hall, daughter of Marcus Felix "Mark" "Marx" "Marks" Hall and Mary Della Wilson, on March 2, 1932.8,2,3 
Child

Citations

  1. [S861] Paul Craghead, "Peter Everett Craighead," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Oct 23, 2001.
  2. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Alma Gay Graighead obituary in the Jun 10, 1996 edition.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Doris Wright Lawrence obituary in the Mar 9, 2016 edition.

Billy Howard Craighead1,2,3,4

M, b. August 31, 1917, d. July 5, 1981
FatherPeter Everett "Pete" Craighead2,3,5,6,7,4,8 b. October 14, 1881, d. August 30, 1974
MotherElzora Jane "Ellie" Conner2,3,5,6,7,4,8 b. August 6, 1887, d. December 1, 1954
     Billy Howard Craighead was buried at Craighead Cemetery, Bottom Creek, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,8 He and Martha A. Blankenship were divorced.3 Billy Howard Craighead was born on August 31, 1917 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.4,8 He married Martha A. Blankenship on April 27, 1940 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.3,4 Billy Howard Craighead married Mary Frances Craighead, daughter of Edward Peter Craighead and Minnie Green Smith, in 1962.3,8 Billy Howard Craighead died on July 5, 1981 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 63.1,8

Census Records

1920Dwelling 27, District 105, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia5
1930Dwelling 3, District 2, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia6
1940Dwelling 162, District 61-3, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia7

Family 1

Martha A. Blankenship b. November 24, 1918
Divorce*Billy Howard Craighead and Martha A. Blankenship were divorced.3 
Marriage* Billy Howard Craighead married Martha A. Blankenship on April 27, 1940 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.3,4 

Family 2

Mary Frances Craighead
Marriage*Billy Howard Craighead married Mary Frances Craighead, daughter of Edward Peter Craighead and Minnie Green Smith, in 1962.3,8 

Citations

  1. [S183] Roanoke Regional Preservation Office, Cemeteries in Roanoke County, Virginia.
  2. [S861] Paul Craghead, "Peter Everett Craighead," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Oct 23, 2001.
  3. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  4. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  5. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Elbert Lewis Craghead1,2,3

M, b. September 26, 1915, d. August 12, 1984
FatherPeter Everett "Pete" Craighead1,2,4,5 b. October 14, 1881, d. August 30, 1974
MotherElzora Jane "Ellie" Conner1,2,4,5 b. August 6, 1887, d. December 1, 1954
     His Social Security Number was 233-07-1374.6 Elbert Lewis Craghead married Ruby Jane Guthrie.2 Elbert Lewis Craghead was born on September 26, 1915 at Virginia.2,6,3 He died on August 12, 1984 at Pontiac, Oakland Co., Michigan, at age 68.6,3

Census Records

1920Dwelling 27, District 105, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia4
1930Dwelling 3, District 2, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia5
1940Dwelling 227, District 41-408, Town, Raleigh Co., West Virginia7

Occupation

1940Coal miner7

Family

Ruby Jane Guthrie b. March 11, 1917, d. December 1, 2002
Marriage*Elbert Lewis Craghead married Ruby Jane Guthrie.2 
Children
  • Doris Jane Craghead2
  • Freda Lois Craighead2
  • Nathan Lewis Craighead2,7
  • Ray Allen Craighead2,7
  • Vernon Dean Craighead2

Citations

  1. [S861] Paul Craghead, "Peter Everett Craighead," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Oct 23, 2001.
  2. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  3. [S5733] Michigan Department of Vital and Health Records, Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996.
  4. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

William Wheeler Sowder

M, b. August 22, 1864, d. February 8, 1913
FatherWilliam Sowder1,2,3 b. September 28, 1825, d. March 20, 1899
MotherMary Ann Thrash1,2,3 b. September 24, 1828, d. January 30, 1905
     William Wheeler Sowder was buried at Forest Park Cemetery, Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas.4 He was born on August 22, 1864 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.4 He married Octavia Lee West, daughter of John Thrash West and Lydia Light, on February 12, 1885 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 William Wheeler Sowder died on February 8, 1913 at Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas, at age 48.4

Census Records

1870Dwelling 63, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1880Dwelling 80, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1900Dwelling 145, District 139, Grant, Pottawatomie Co., Kansas6
1910Dwelling 137, District 143, Fayetteville, Washington Co., Arkansas7

Occupation

1900Wagon maker6

Family

Octavia Lee West b. February 17, 1867, d. August 8, 1943
Marriage*William Wheeler Sowder married Octavia Lee West, daughter of John Thrash West and Lydia Light, on February 12, 1885 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S3416] Forest Park Cemetery, Sebastian Co., AK, online http://www.findagrave.com
  5. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.

Marshall Levi Craighead1,2,3

M, b. July 4, 1921, d. March 23, 1945
FatherPeter Everett "Pete" Craighead1,2,4,3 b. October 14, 1881, d. August 30, 1974
MotherElzora Jane "Ellie" Conner1,2,4,3 b. August 6, 1887, d. December 1, 1954
     Marshall Levi Craighead was buried at Craighead Cemetery, Bottom Creek, Roanoke Co., Virginia.5 He was born on July 4, 1921 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.5,2,3 He married Margaret Evelyn Blankenship on January 15, 1940 at Bland Co., Virginia.6,2,3 Marshall Levi Craighead died on March 23, 1945 at age 23; Died from a fractured cervical vertebre in a mining accident, probably in Elkhorn, West Virginia.5,6

Census Records

1930Dwelling 3, District 2, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia4
1940District 61-1, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia7

Occupation

1940Farmer7

Family

Margaret Evelyn Blankenship b. October 3, 1919, d. May 28, 1968
Marriage*Marshall Levi Craighead married Margaret Evelyn Blankenship on January 15, 1940 at Bland Co., Virginia.6,2,3 
Children
  • James Buford "Jimmy" Craighead2
  • Wiley Alexander Craighead2,7
  • Julie Elizabeth Ellen "Susie" Craighead6,2,3
  • Donna Jane Craighead2,3

Citations

  1. [S861] Paul Craghead, "Peter Everett Craighead," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Oct 23, 2001.
  2. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S183] Roanoke Regional Preservation Office, Cemeteries in Roanoke County, Virginia.
  6. [S743] Evelyn Nash, "Margaret Evelyn Blankenship," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Mar and Apr, 2002.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.