William Coon Gray1,2,3

M, b. December 20, 1859, d. April 6, 1926
FatherWilliam Edward Gray1,4,5 b. February 10, 1836, d. May 20, 1910
MotherMildred "Milly" Lester1,4,5 b. June 15, 1837, d. March 20, 1914
     William Coon Gray was buried at Loma Vista Memorial Park, 701 East Bastanchury Road, Fullerton, Orange Co., California.3 He was born on December 20, 1859 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.1,6 He married Albina Virginia Swinney on October 24, 1878 at Kansas City, Missouri.1 William Coon Gray died on April 6, 1926 at Fullerton, Orange Co., California, at age 66.2

Census Records

1860Dwelling 257, Shockley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia4
1870Dwelling 2001, Center Township, Greene Co., Missouri5
1880Dwelling 397, District 261, Lamar, Barton Co., Missouri7
1900Dwelling 308, District 126, Township 5, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory8
1910Dwelling 49, District 195, Odell Township, Marshall Co., Oklahoma9
1920Dwelling 513, District 110, Palo Verde, Riverside Co., California10

Occupation

1880Farmer7
1900Farmer8
1910Farmer9
1920Farmer10

Family

Albina Virginia Swinney b. March 30, 1861, d. September 25, 1942
Marriage*William Coon Gray married Albina Virginia Swinney on October 24, 1878 at Kansas City, Missouri.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S144] Descendants of Wilhelm Wurtz, online http://www.geocities.com/virts1/
  2. [S451] Center for Health Statistics Department of Health Services, California Death Index, 1940-1997.
  3. [S5084] Loma Vista Memorial Park, Orange Co., CA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  4. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S146] Jim of Okmulgee's, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:461991&id=I23
  7. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 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. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S154] Missouri Office of the Secretary of State.
  12. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Albina Virginia Swinney1,2

F, b. March 30, 1861, d. September 25, 1942
     Albina Virginia Swinney was buried at Loma Vista Memorial Park, 701 East Bastanchury Road, Fullerton, Orange Co., California.3 She was born on March 30, 1861 at Mercer Co., West Virginia.1,4,2 She married William Coon Gray, son of William Edward Gray and Mildred "Milly" Lester, on October 24, 1878 at Kansas City, Missouri.1 As of October 24, 1878,her married name was Gray. Albina Virginia Swinney died on September 25, 1942 at Colton, San Bernardino Co., California, at age 81.1,4,2

Census Records

1880Dwelling 397, District 261, Lamar, Barton Co., Missouri5
1900Dwelling 308, District 126, Township 5, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory6
1910Dwelling 49, District 195, Odell Township, Marshall Co., Oklahoma7
1920Dwelling 513, District 110, Palo Verde, Riverside Co., California8
1930Dwelling 197, District 22, Colton, San Bernardino Co., CaliforniaEnumerated in the household of her son Charles9
1940Dwelling 208, District 36-28, Colton, San Bernardino Co., CaliforniaEnumerated in the household of her son Charles10

Family

William Coon Gray b. December 20, 1859, d. April 6, 1926
Marriage*Albina Virginia Swinney married William Coon Gray, son of William Edward Gray and Mildred "Milly" Lester, on October 24, 1878 at Kansas City, Missouri.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S144] Descendants of Wilhelm Wurtz, online http://www.geocities.com/virts1/
  2. [S451] Center for Health Statistics Department of Health Services, California Death Index, 1940-1997.
  3. [S5084] Loma Vista Memorial Park, Orange Co., CA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  4. [S146] Jim of Okmulgee's, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:461991&id=I23
  5. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 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.
  9. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Colonel Tomkins Gray1,2,3

M, b. August 9, 1861, d. December 12, 1940
FatherWilliam Edward Gray1,4,5 b. February 10, 1836, d. May 20, 1910
MotherMildred "Milly" Lester1,4,5 b. June 15, 1837, d. March 20, 1914
     Colonel Tomkins Gray was buried at Hermosa Gardens Cemetery, 900 Meridian Street, Colton, San Bernardino Co., California.2 He was born on August 9, 1861 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.1,6 He married Ida Ann Ragsdale on December 29, 1901 at Carter Co., Oklahoma Territory.3 Colonel Tomkins Gray died on December 12, 1940 at Colton, San Bernardino Co., California, at age 79.6

Census Records

1870Dwelling 2001, Center Township, Greene Co., Missouri4
1880Dwelling 135, District 263, Doylesport Township, Barton Co., Missouri5
1910Dwelling 573, District 51, Ward 2, Orange, Orange Co., California7
1920Dwelling 475, District 110, Palo Verde, Riverside Co., California8
1930Dwelling 20, District 19, Colton, San Bernardino Co., California9
1940Dwelling 11, District 36-27, Colton, San Bernardino Co., California10

Occupation

1880Farm helper5
1910Fruit picking foreman7
1920Farmer8
1930Railroad shop laborer9

Family

Ida Ann Ragsdale b. July 26, 1871, d. July 25, 1945
Marriage*Colonel Tomkins Gray married Ida Ann Ragsdale on December 29, 1901 at Carter Co., Oklahoma Territory.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S144] Descendants of Wilhelm Wurtz, online http://www.geocities.com/virts1/
  2. [S2794] Hermosa Gardens Cemetery, San Bernadino Co., CA, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=ringer&GSfn=roy&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=76823442&CRid=8022&df=all&
  3. [S5972] Unknown compiler, Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995.
  4. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S451] Center for Health Statistics Department of Health Services, California Death Index, 1940-1997.
  7. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Ida Ann Ragsdale1,2,3,4

F, b. July 26, 1871, d. July 25, 1945
     Ida Ann Ragsdale was buried at Hermosa Gardens Cemetery, 900 Meridian Street, Colton, San Bernardino Co., California.5,4 She was born on July 26, 1871 at Texas.2 As of December 29, 1901,her married name was Gray.3 She married Colonel Tomkins Gray, son of William Edward Gray and Mildred "Milly" Lester, on December 29, 1901 at Carter Co., Oklahoma Territory.3 Ida Ann Ragsdale died on July 25, 1945 at San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co., California, at age 73.2,4 She Mrs. Ida N. Gray, 73, for 16 years a resident of Colton, succumbed yesterday morning at the home her son, R. B. Gray, of 648 Twentieth street, San Bernadino. She had been visiting there for her week. A native of Texas, Mrs. Gray was a resident of 835 East C street, Colton. She had been ill for several months. Surviving are her two sons, Kenneth of the U.S. Navy and R. B. of San Bernardino; a daughter Bertha DeGroot of Layton, California, and 2 brothers, Thurman Ragsdale of San Bernardino and George Ragsdale of Orange. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock in the I. M. Knopsnyder & Son chapel of Colton. The Rev. Virgil L. Ledbetter of the Colton First Baptist church will officiate and interment will follow in Hermosa Park cemetery. on July 26, 1945.4

Census Records

1910Dwelling 573, District 51, Ward 2, Orange, Orange Co., California6
1920Dwelling 475, District 110, Palo Verde, Riverside Co., California7
1930Dwelling 20, District 19, Colton, San Bernardino Co., California8
1940Dwelling 11, District 36-27, Colton, San Bernardino Co., California9

Family

Colonel Tomkins Gray b. August 9, 1861, d. December 12, 1940
Marriage*Ida Ann Ragsdale married Colonel Tomkins Gray, son of William Edward Gray and Mildred "Milly" Lester, on December 29, 1901 at Carter Co., Oklahoma Territory.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S144] Descendants of Wilhelm Wurtz, online http://www.geocities.com/virts1/
  2. [S451] Center for Health Statistics Department of Health Services, California Death Index, 1940-1997.
  3. [S5972] Unknown compiler, Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995.
  4. [S7314] San Bernadino County Sun, The, From the Ida N. Gray obituary in the Jul 26, 1945 edition.
  5. [S2794] Hermosa Gardens Cemetery, San Bernadino Co., CA, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=ringer&GSfn=roy&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=76823442&CRid=8022&df=all&
  6. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Richard Gray1

M, b. 1863, d. 1870
FatherWilliam Edward Gray1 b. February 10, 1836, d. May 20, 1910
MotherMildred "Milly" Lester1 b. June 15, 1837, d. March 20, 1914
     Richard Gray was born in 1863 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.1 He died in 1870 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.1

Citations

  1. [S144] Descendants of Wilhelm Wurtz, online http://www.geocities.com/virts1/

John F. Gray1,2

M, b. November 19, 1865
FatherWilliam Edward Gray1,3,2 b. February 10, 1836, d. May 20, 1910
MotherMildred "Milly" Lester1,3,2 b. June 15, 1837, d. March 20, 1914
     John F. Gray was born on November 19, 1865 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.2

Census Records

1870Dwelling 2001, Center Township, Greene Co., Missouri3

Citations

  1. [S144] Descendants of Wilhelm Wurtz, online http://www.geocities.com/virts1/
  2. [S995] Beth Fridley, Raleigh County, WV, Birth Records, 1853-75.
  3. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.

Rosettia Bell Gray1

F, b. October 30, 1867, d. August 23, 1925
FatherWilliam Edward Gray2,3,4 b. February 10, 1836, d. May 20, 1910
MotherMildred "Milly" Lester2,3,4 b. June 15, 1837, d. March 20, 1914
     Rosettia Bell Gray was born on October 30, 1867 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.2 As of December 1, 1887,her married name was Presley.1 She married Charles Andrew Presley on December 1, 1887 at Cherry Grove, Barton Co., Missouri.2,1 Rosettia Bell Gray died on August 23, 1925 at Hanford, Kings Co., California, at age 57.1

Census Records

1870Dwelling 2001, Center Township, Greene Co., Missouri3
1880Dwelling 135, District 263, Doylesport Township, Barton Co., Missouri4
1900Dwelling 262, District 46, Center Township, Greene Co., Missouri5
1910Dwelling 170, District 48, Huntington Beach, Orange Co., California6
1920Dwelling 121, District 120, Corcoran, Kings Co., California7

Occupation

1920Nurse7

Family

Charles Andrew Presley b. April 26, 1863, d. June 25, 1915
Marriage*Rosettia Bell Gray married Charles Andrew Presley on December 1, 1887 at Cherry Grove, Barton Co., Missouri.2,1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1639] Tyler, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3086460&id=I600662797
  2. [S144] Descendants of Wilhelm Wurtz, online http://www.geocities.com/virts1/
  3. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  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. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.

Charles Andrew Presley1,2,3,4

M, b. April 26, 1863, d. June 25, 1915
     Charles Andrew Presley was buried at Santa Ana Cemetery, 1919 East Santa Clara Avenue, Santa Ana, Orange Co., California.4 He was born on April 26, 1863 at Illinois.5,4 He married Rosettia Bell Gray, daughter of William Edward Gray and Mildred "Milly" Lester, on December 1, 1887 at Cherry Grove, Barton Co., Missouri.1,3 Charles Andrew Presley died on June 25, 1915 at Orange Co., California, at age 52.3,4

Census Records

1900Dwelling 262, District 46, Center Township, Greene Co., Missouri5
1910Dwelling 170, District 48, Huntington Beach, Orange Co., California2

Occupation

1900Laborer5
1910Odd job laborer2

Family

Rosettia Bell Gray b. October 30, 1867, d. August 23, 1925
Marriage*Charles Andrew Presley married Rosettia Bell Gray, daughter of William Edward Gray and Mildred "Milly" Lester, on December 1, 1887 at Cherry Grove, Barton Co., Missouri.1,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S144] Descendants of Wilhelm Wurtz, online http://www.geocities.com/virts1/
  2. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1639] Tyler, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3086460&id=I600662797
  4. [S7028] Santa Ana Cemetery, Orange Co., CA, online http://www.findagrave.com/
  5. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.

Rachel Rebecca Gray1

F, b. May, 1869
FatherWilliam Edward Gray1,2,3 b. February 10, 1836, d. May 20, 1910
MotherMildred "Milly" Lester1,2,3 b. June 15, 1837, d. March 20, 1914
     Rachel Rebecca Gray was born in May, 1869 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.1,4 As of circa 1890,her married name was Johnson.5 She married Thomas "Tom" Johnson circa 1890.1,5,4

Census Records

1870Dwelling 2001, Center Township, Greene Co., Missouri2
1880Dwelling 135, District 263, Doylesport Township, Barton Co., Missouri3
1900Dwelling 111, District 19, Doylesport Township, Barton Co., Missouri4
1910Dwelling 70, District 75, Township 158, McHenry Co., North Dakota5
1920Dwelling 6, District 169, Little Deep Township, McHenry Co., North Dakota6
1930Dwelling 34, District 34, Little Deep Township, McHenry Co., North Dakota7

Family

Thomas "Tom" Johnson b. January, 1867
Marriage*Rachel Rebecca Gray married Thomas "Tom" Johnson circa 1890.1,5,4 
Child

Citations

  1. [S144] Descendants of Wilhelm Wurtz, online http://www.geocities.com/virts1/
  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. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  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. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.

Thomas "Tom" Johnson1,2

M, b. January, 1867
     Thomas "Tom" Johnson was born in January, 1867 at Canada.3 He married Rachel Rebecca Gray, daughter of William Edward Gray and Mildred "Milly" Lester, circa 1890.1,2,3

Census Records

1900Dwelling 111, District 19, Doylesport Township, Barton Co., Missouri3
1910Dwelling 70, District 75, Township 158, McHenry Co., North Dakota2
1920Dwelling 6, District 169, Little Deep Township, McHenry Co., North Dakota4
1930Dwelling 34, District 34, Little Deep Township, McHenry Co., North Dakota5

Occupation

1910Farmer2
1920Farmer4
1930Farmer5

Family

Rachel Rebecca Gray b. May, 1869
Marriage*Thomas "Tom" Johnson married Rachel Rebecca Gray, daughter of William Edward Gray and Mildred "Milly" Lester, circa 1890.1,2,3 
Child

Citations

  1. [S144] Descendants of Wilhelm Wurtz, online http://www.geocities.com/virts1/
  2. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.

Mary Ida Gray1,2

F, b. February 20, 1872, d. March 24, 1927
FatherWilliam Edward Gray3,4,5,1,2 b. February 10, 1836, d. May 20, 1910
MotherMildred "Milly" Lester3,4,5,1,2 b. June 15, 1837, d. March 20, 1914
     Mary Ida Gray was buried at Clear Creek Cemetery, Springfield, Greene Co., Missouri.1 She was born on February 20, 1872 at Bois D' Arc, Greene Co., Missouri.1 She died on March 24, 1927 at Bois D' Arc, Greene Co., Missouri, at age 55.1

Census Records

1880Dwelling 135, District 263, Doylesport Township, Barton Co., Missouri4
1900Dwelling 249, District 46, Center Township, Greene Co., Missouri5
1910Dwelling 3, District 47, Center Township, Greene Co., Missouri2
1920Dwelling 285, District 55, Center Township, Greene Co., Missouri6

Citations

  1. [S6383] Missouri Death Certificates, 1910 - 1966, online https://s1.sos.mo.gov/Records/Archives/ArchivesMvc/
  2. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S144] Descendants of Wilhelm Wurtz, online http://www.geocities.com/virts1/
  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.

Lavona/Levona "Lavonie" "Voney" Gray1,2,3

F, b. February, 1876
FatherWilliam Edward Gray1,2,3 b. February 10, 1836, d. May 20, 1910
MotherMildred "Milly" Lester1,2,3 b. June 15, 1837, d. March 20, 1914
     Lavona/Levona "Lavonie" "Voney" Gray was born in February, 1876 at Greene Co., Missouri.1,3 As of circa 1914,her married name was Sprague.4 She married Alonzo Sprague circa 1914.5,4

Census Records

1880Dwelling 135, District 263, Doylesport Township, Barton Co., Missouri2
1900Dwelling 249, District 46, Center Township, Greene Co., Missouri3
1920Dwelling 285, District 55, Center Township, Greene Co., Missouri5
1930Dwelling 202, District 44, Center Township, Greene Co., Missouri4

Family

Alonzo Sprague b. December 10, 1866, d. May 29, 1931
Marriage*Lavona/Levona "Lavonie" "Voney" Gray married Alonzo Sprague circa 1914.5,4 

Citations

  1. [S144] Descendants of Wilhelm Wurtz, online http://www.geocities.com/virts1/
  2. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.

William Cockett Riffe1,2,3

M, b. May 15, 1826, d. May 22, 1891
     William Cockett Riffe Elected sheriff of Raleigh Co., West Virginia in 1876. Member of the West Virginia House of Delegates when the state capital was at Wheeling, West Virginia. He served two terms in the Legislature at Charleston in 1886 - 1888.4 He was born on May 15, 1826 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,4,2,3 He married Mary Frances Gray, daughter of John William Gray and Mary C. Wertz, on February 4, 1858 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.1,4,2,3 William Cockett Riffe died on May 22, 1891 at Soak Creek, Raleigh Co., West Virginia, at age 65; Killed when a hook broke and a log rolled over him on a hillside.1,4,5

Census Records

1880Dwelling 187, District 131, Raleigh Co., West Virginia6

Occupation

1880Farmer6

Family

Mary Frances Gray b. March 20, 1838, d. March 26, 1921
Marriage*William Cockett Riffe married Mary Frances Gray, daughter of John William Gray and Mary C. Wertz, on February 4, 1858 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.1,4,2,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S144] Descendants of Wilhelm Wurtz, online http://www.geocities.com/virts1/
  2. [S1597] Ronald Ray Turner, Raleigh County West Virginia Marriages 1850-1911.
  3. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From an article about the Riff family in the Jun 30, 1964 edition.
  4. [S146] Jim of Okmulgee's, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:461991&id=I23
  5. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the William C. Riffe death record.
  6. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Oliver Perry Riffe death certificate.
  8. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Sally Riffe death certificate.
  9. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the John Conrad Riffe obituary in the Mar 5, 1943 edition.
  10. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Sallie Riffe obituary in the Sep 30, 1950 edition.
  11. [S993] Charleston Daily Mail, From the Elsie Jane Dunn obituary in the Jan 30, 1934 edition.
  12. [S558] Jordan Dodd, Raleigh County, West Virginia Marriages, 1865-1900.
  13. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Mary Frances Polk death certificate.
  14. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Elsie Dunn death certificate.
  15. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  16. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the P. B. Riffe death certificate.
  17. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the John C. Riffe death certificate.
  18. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the William Thomas Riffe death certificate.
  19. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.

Oliver Perry Riffe1,2,3

M, b. March 29, 1860, d. July 25, 1926
FatherWilliam Cockett Riffe1,3 b. May 15, 1826, d. May 22, 1891
MotherMary Frances Gray1,3 b. March 20, 1838, d. March 26, 1921
     Oliver Perry Riffe was buried at Gray Cemetery, Lester, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.3 He was born on March 29, 1860 at Sophia, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.1,2,3 He married Ruhama Davis on December 5, 1888 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.1,2,3 Oliver Perry Riffe died on July 25, 1926 at Crab Orchard, Raleigh Co., West Virginia, at age 66.1,3

Census Records

1880Dwelling 187, District 131, Raleigh Co., West Virginia4
1900Dwelling 219, District 122, Trap Hill, Raleigh Co., West Virginia5
1910Dwelling 653, District 157, Mabscott, Raleigh Co., West Virginia6
1920Dwelling 621, District 169, Glen White, Raleigh Co., West Virginia7

Occupation

1880Farm laborer4
1900Farmer5
1910Farmer6
1920Farmer7

Family

Ruhama Davis b. September 13, 1865, d. July 4, 1937
Marriage*Oliver Perry Riffe married Ruhama Davis on December 5, 1888 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.1,2,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S144] Descendants of Wilhelm Wurtz, online http://www.geocities.com/virts1/
  2. [S558] Jordan Dodd, Raleigh County, West Virginia Marriages, 1865-1900.
  3. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Oliver Perry Riffe death certificate.
  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. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Lucy Pearl Egnor obituary in the May 21, 1965 edition.
  9. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Robert Wayman Riffe death record.
  10. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Duffy A. Riffe obituary in the Dec 2, 1969 edition.
  11. [S923] Pauline Haga, Raleigh Co., WV Death Records 1896-1914.
  12. [S4610] Lester Town Cemetery, Raleigh Co., WV, online http://www.findagrave.com
  13. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Virgil Riffe obituary in the Sep 21, 1972 edition.
  14. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Herbert Riffe death certificate.
  15. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Snuffer-Jessup marriage record.
  16. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Gunter-Riffe marriage record.

Ruhama Davis1,2,3,4,5

F, b. September 13, 1865, d. July 4, 1937
     Ruhama Davis was born on September 13, 1865 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.2,6 She married Oliver Perry Riffe, son of William Cockett Riffe and Mary Frances Gray, on December 5, 1888 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.1,2,3 As of December 5, 1888,her married name was Riffe. Ruhama Davis died on July 4, 1937 at Crab Orchard, Raleigh Co., West Virginia, at age 71.7

Census Records

1900Dwelling 219, District 122, Trap Hill, Raleigh Co., West Virginia6
1910Dwelling 653, District 157, Mabscott, Raleigh Co., West Virginia8
1920Dwelling 621, District 169, Glen White, Raleigh Co., West Virginia9
1930Dwelling 27, District 26, Town, Raleigh Co., West Virginia10

Occupation

1930Farmer10

Family

Oliver Perry Riffe b. March 29, 1860, d. July 25, 1926
Marriage*Ruhama Davis married Oliver Perry Riffe, son of William Cockett Riffe and Mary Frances Gray, on December 5, 1888 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.1,2,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S144] Descendants of Wilhelm Wurtz, online http://www.geocities.com/virts1/
  2. [S558] Jordan Dodd, Raleigh County, West Virginia Marriages, 1865-1900.
  3. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Oliver Perry Riffe death certificate.
  4. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Lucy Pearl Egnor obituary in the May 21, 1965 edition.
  5. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Duffy A. Riffe obituary in the Dec 2, 1969 edition.
  6. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Ruhama Riffe death record.
  8. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Robert Wayman Riffe death record.
  12. [S923] Pauline Haga, Raleigh Co., WV Death Records 1896-1914.
  13. [S4610] Lester Town Cemetery, Raleigh Co., WV, online http://www.findagrave.com
  14. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Virgil Riffe obituary in the Sep 21, 1972 edition.
  15. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Herbert Riffe death certificate.
  16. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Snuffer-Jessup marriage record.
  17. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Gunter-Riffe marriage record.

Sarah "Sally" Riffe1,2,3,4

F, b. June 25, 1862, d. September 28, 1950
FatherWilliam Cockett Riffe1,3,5,4,6 b. May 15, 1826, d. May 22, 1891
MotherMary Frances Gray1,3,5,4,6 b. March 20, 1838, d. March 26, 1921
     Sarah "Sally" Riffe was buried at Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.3,4 She was born on June 25, 1862 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.1,3,4 She died on September 28, 1950 at Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia, at age 88.1,3,4 She Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. today from the Crab Orchard Baptist Church for Miss Sallie Riffe, 88, life long resident of Raleigh County, who died at 6:10 p.m. Thursday at her home, 116 Beckley Avenue. She had been ill for three months. The Rev. Shirley Donnelly will officiate assisted by Dr. Alvin J. Cook. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park. Born near Sophia, June 25, 1862, she was the daughter of William C. and Frances Gray Riffe. The only member of the immediate family surviving is a sister, Miss J. Ellen Riffe, of the Beckley Avenue address. Nephews who will serve as pallbearers are D. A. Riffe, P. K. Polk, G. D. Covey, Basil Riffe, Carney C. Curtis, and W. J. Dunn. Nieces will be flowerbearers. The body was taken from the Calfee Funeral Home to the residence at 5 p.m. yesterday, and will be removed to the church one hour prior to the services. on September 30, 1950.4

Census Records

1880Dwelling 187, District 131, Raleigh Co., West Virginia2
1900Dwelling 235, District 121, Town, Raleigh Co., West VirginiaEnumerated in the household of her brother Henry7
1910Dwelling 424, District 180, Trap Hill, Raleigh Co., West VirginiaEnumerated in the household of her brother Peter8
1920Dwelling 612, District 171, Trap Hill, Raleigh Co., West VirginiaEnumerated in the household of her brother Peter9
1930Dwelling 217, District 25, Raleigh Co., West VirginiaEnumerated in the household of her brother Peter10

Occupation

1900Nurse7

Citations

  1. [S144] Descendants of Wilhelm Wurtz, online http://www.geocities.com/virts1/
  2. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Sally Riffe death certificate.
  4. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Sallie Riffe obituary in the Sep 30, 1950 edition.
  5. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the John Conrad Riffe obituary in the Mar 5, 1943 edition.
  6. [S993] Charleston Daily Mail, From the Elsie Jane Dunn obituary in the Jan 30, 1934 edition.
  7. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.

Elvira Riffe1,2,3

F, b. February 26, 1864, d. July 26, 1912
FatherWilliam Cockett Riffe1,2,3 b. May 15, 1826, d. May 22, 1891
MotherMary Frances Gray1,2,3 b. March 20, 1838, d. March 26, 1921
     Elvira Riffe was buried at Covey Cemetery (also known as Lester Cemetery #2), Saxon Road, Surveyor, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.4 She was born on February 26, 1864 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.1,5,2 She married George Thomas Covey on December 15, 1880 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.1,6,5,2,3 As of December 15, 1880,her married name was Covey. Elvira Riffe died on July 26, 1912 at age 48.1,5

Census Records

1880Dwelling 187, District 131, Raleigh Co., West Virginia7
1900Dwelling 218, District 122, Trap Hill, Raleigh Co., West Virginia8
1910Dwelling 415, District 180, Trap Hill, Raleigh Co., West Virginia9

Family

George Thomas Covey b. July 25, 1861, d. December 20, 1933
Marriage*Elvira Riffe married George Thomas Covey on December 15, 1880 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.1,6,5,2,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S144] Descendants of Wilhelm Wurtz, online http://www.geocities.com/virts1/
  2. [S558] Jordan Dodd, Raleigh County, West Virginia Marriages, 1865-1900.
  3. [S1597] Ronald Ray Turner, Raleigh County West Virginia Marriages 1850-1911.
  4. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From an article about Weir Covey's death in the May 8, 1972 edition.
  5. [S149] Covey and Allied Famlies, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=berylorr&id=I13932
  6. [S147] Lisa Odom, Aug 21, 2003.
  7. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 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. [S1602] Covey Connections, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=wescovey&id=I010503
  11. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Roxie Carley Worley death certificate.
  12. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Roxie Carley Worley obituary in the Sep 4, 1957 edition.
  13. [S2051] Raleigh Register, From the C. Fred Covey obituary in the Dec 16, 1934 edition.
  14. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the William C. Covey death certificate.
  15. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Covey-Haynes marriage record.

George Thomas Covey1,2,3

M, b. July 25, 1861, d. December 20, 1933
     George Thomas Covey was buried at Covey Cemetery (also known as Lester Cemetery #2), Saxon Road, Surveyor, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.4 He was born on July 25, 1861 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.1,5,6,7 He married Elvira Riffe, daughter of William Cockett Riffe and Mary Frances Gray, on December 15, 1880 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.1,5,8,2,3 George Thomas Covey died on December 20, 1933 at Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia, at age 72.1,8,7

Census Records

1900Dwelling 218, District 122, Trap Hill, Raleigh Co., West Virginia9
1910Dwelling 415, District 180, Trap Hill, Raleigh Co., West Virginia10
1920Dwelling 281, District 176, Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia11

Occupation

1900Farmer9
1910Farmer10
1920Farmer11

Family

Elvira Riffe b. February 26, 1864, d. July 26, 1912
Marriage*George Thomas Covey married Elvira Riffe, daughter of William Cockett Riffe and Mary Frances Gray, on December 15, 1880 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.1,5,8,2,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S144] Descendants of Wilhelm Wurtz, online http://www.geocities.com/virts1/
  2. [S558] Jordan Dodd, Raleigh County, West Virginia Marriages, 1865-1900.
  3. [S1597] Ronald Ray Turner, Raleigh County West Virginia Marriages 1850-1911.
  4. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From an article about Weir Covey's death in the May 8, 1972 edition.
  5. [S147] Lisa Odom, Aug 21, 2003.
  6. [S148] Covey Family Tree, online www.ancestry.com.
  7. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the George T. Covey death certificate.
  8. [S149] Covey and Allied Famlies, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=berylorr&id=I13932
  9. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 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. [S1602] Covey Connections, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=wescovey&id=I010503
  13. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Roxie Carley Worley death certificate.
  14. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Roxie Carley Worley obituary in the Sep 4, 1957 edition.
  15. [S2051] Raleigh Register, From the C. Fred Covey obituary in the Dec 16, 1934 edition.
  16. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the William C. Covey death certificate.
  17. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Covey-Haynes marriage record.

Mary Frances Riffe1,2,3

F, b. September 8, 1866, d. January 14, 1932
FatherWilliam Cockett Riffe1,4 b. May 15, 1826, d. May 22, 1891
MotherMary Frances Gray1 b. March 20, 1838, d. March 26, 1921
     Mary Frances Riffe was buried at Sophia Cemetery, Sophia, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.5 She was born on September 8, 1866 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.1,4 As of December 27, 1893,her married name was Polk.3 She married Daniel Kingdon Polk on December 27, 1893 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.4,3 Mary Frances Riffe died on January 14, 1932 at Sophia, Raleigh Co., West Virginia, at age 65.1,4,5 She Mrs. Mary F. Polk, 66 years old, wife of Daniel Polk, died at her home at Sophia, last night shortly before 11 o'clock. Death was attributed to a heart ailment after a long period of illness. Mrs. Polk was related by birth and marriage to several prominent Raleigh county families. Besides her husband she is survived by the following children; Perry, Daniel, and Campbell Polk, of Sophia; Mrs. Dryle Daniels; Mrs. Fred Ritter and Misses Clara Barton and Carol Polk, of Sophia. Surviving brothers and sisters are John Riffe and Dr. W. T. Riffe, of Beckley; Pete Riffe of Crab Orchard; Henry Riffe of Virginia; Mrs. Charles Dunn, of Beckley and Misses Sallie and Ellen Riffe. Funeral services will be held from the Sophia church, Rev. H. I Cook officiating, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial with Calfee Undertakers, in charge of arrangements will be made in the Sophia cemetery. on January 15, 1932.5

Census Records

1880Dwelling 187, District 131, Raleigh Co., West Virginia6
1900Dwelling 229, District 121, Town, Raleigh Co., West Virginia7
1910Dwelling 782, District 177, Pemberton, Raleigh Co., West Virginia8
1920Dwelling 388, District 169, Mabscott, Raleigh Co., West Virginia9
1930Dwelling 26, District 20, Sophia, Raleigh Co., West Virginia10

Family

Daniel Kingdon Polk b. October 24, 1864, d. September 14, 1932
Marriage*Mary Frances Riffe married Daniel Kingdon Polk on December 27, 1893 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.4,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S144] Descendants of Wilhelm Wurtz, online http://www.geocities.com/virts1/
  2. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Anthony C. Polk death certificate.
  3. [S1597] Ronald Ray Turner, Raleigh County West Virginia Marriages 1850-1911.
  4. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Mary Frances Polk death certificate.
  5. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Mary F. Polk obituary in the Jan 15, 1932 edition.
  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. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Ruby Polk Ritter obituary in the May 30, 1970 edition.
  12. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Clara Barton Cooney obituary in the May 18, 1976 edition.

Daniel Kingdon Polk1,2,3,4

M, b. October 24, 1864, d. September 14, 1932
     Daniel Kingdon Polk was buried at Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.5 He was born on October 24, 1864 at Slab Fork, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.5 He married Mary Frances Riffe, daughter of William Cockett Riffe and Mary Frances Gray, on December 27, 1893 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.6,4 Daniel Kingdon Polk died on September 14, 1932 at Sophia, Raleigh Co., West Virginia, at age 67.5

Census Records

1900Dwelling 229, District 121, Town, Raleigh Co., West Virginia2
1910Dwelling 782, District 177, Pemberton, Raleigh Co., West Virginia7
1920Dwelling 388, District 169, Mabscott, Raleigh Co., West Virginia8
1930Dwelling 26, District 20, Sophia, Raleigh Co., West Virginia9

Occupation

1900Farmer2
1910Farmer7
1920Farmer8
1930Truck farmer9

Family

Mary Frances Riffe b. September 8, 1866, d. January 14, 1932
Marriage*Daniel Kingdon Polk married Mary Frances Riffe, daughter of William Cockett Riffe and Mary Frances Gray, on December 27, 1893 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.6,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S144] Descendants of Wilhelm Wurtz, online http://www.geocities.com/virts1/
  2. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18, From his son's WWI Draft Registration card.
  4. [S1597] Ronald Ray Turner, Raleigh County West Virginia Marriages 1850-1911.
  5. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Daniel Polk death certificate.
  6. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Mary Frances Polk death certificate.
  7. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Anthony C. Polk death certificate.
  11. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Mary F. Polk obituary in the Jan 15, 1932 edition.
  12. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Ruby Polk Ritter obituary in the May 30, 1970 edition.
  13. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Clara Barton Cooney obituary in the May 18, 1976 edition.

Elsie Jane Riffe1,2,3

F, b. April 26, 1868, d. January 29, 1934
FatherWilliam Cockett Riffe4,1,2,5,3 b. May 15, 1826, d. May 22, 1891
MotherMary Frances Gray4,1,2,5,3 b. March 20, 1838, d. March 26, 1921
     Elsie Jane Riffe was buried at Riffe Cemetery, Soap Creek, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.6 She was born on April 26, 1868 at Soak Creek, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.4,1,5,3 As of December 2, 1889,her married name was Dunn.1 She married Charles Hutchinson Dunn on December 2, 1889 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.4,1,2,5,3 Elsie Jane Riffe died on January 29, 1934 at Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia, at age 65.5,3 She Mrs. Elsie Jane Dunn, 65 years old, wife of C. H. Dunn, of an old Raleigh county family, died of a heart attack, while talking to her husband at their home here Monday. Mrs. Dunn was apparently in her usual health when she returned from the yard of her home where she had been working a few minutes before. A daughter of William C. and Mary Frances Riffe, Mrs. Dunn was born at Soak Creek, April 26, 1868. Beside her husband she is survived by the following children: W. S. Dunn, a teacher in a mission school at Bhadrack, Orissa, India; Mrs. Henry Wills, and W. J. Dunn, of Beckley; Miss Donnie Dunn, Bluefield; and C. Erskine Dunn, of Beckley. Surviving brothers and sisters are: J. C. Riffe, of Beckley; P. B. Riffe, of Crab Orchard; Dr. W. T. Riffe, Beckley, H. M. Riffe, Elliston, Va., and Mrs. Sallie and J. Ellen Riffe, of Crab Orchard. on January 30, 1934.3

Census Records

1880Dwelling 187, District 131, Raleigh Co., West Virginia7
1900Dwelling 209, District 121, Town, Raleigh Co., West Virginia8
1910Dwelling 776, District 177, Pemberton, Raleigh Co., West Virginia9
1920Dwelling 272, District 176, Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia10
1930Dwelling 321, District 15, Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia11

Family

Charles Hutchinson Dunn b. September 21, 1860, d. October 22, 1945
Marriage*Elsie Jane Riffe married Charles Hutchinson Dunn on December 2, 1889 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.4,1,2,5,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S558] Jordan Dodd, Raleigh County, West Virginia Marriages, 1865-1900.
  2. [S1597] Ronald Ray Turner, Raleigh County West Virginia Marriages 1850-1911.
  3. [S993] Charleston Daily Mail, From the Elsie Jane Dunn obituary in the Jan 30, 1934 edition.
  4. [S144] Descendants of Wilhelm Wurtz, online http://www.geocities.com/virts1/
  5. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Elsie Dunn death certificate.
  6. [S993] Charleston Daily Mail, From the Elsie Jane Dunn obituary in the Jan 31, 1934 edition.
  7. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 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. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Charles Erskine Dunn obituary in the Oct 22, 1959 edition.
  13. [S5627] FamilySearch, West Virginia, Births Index, 1804-1938.
  14. [S2050] Post-Herald, From the Warren J. Dunn obituary in the Sep 18, 1971 edition.
  15. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Charles Erskine Dunn death certificate.

Charles Hutchinson Dunn1,2,3

M, b. September 21, 1860, d. October 22, 1945
     Charles Hutchinson Dunn was buried at Riffe Cemetery, Soap Creek, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.3 He was born on September 21, 1860 at Slab Fork, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.3 He married Elsie Jane Riffe, daughter of William Cockett Riffe and Mary Frances Gray, on December 2, 1889 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.4,1,2,5,6 Charles Hutchinson Dunn died on October 22, 1945 at Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia, at age 85.3

Census Records

1900Dwelling 209, District 121, Town, Raleigh Co., West Virginia7
1910Dwelling 776, District 177, Pemberton, Raleigh Co., West Virginia8
1920Dwelling 272, District 176, Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia9
1930Dwelling 321, District 15, Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia10
1940Dwelling 57, District 41-29, Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia11

Occupation

1900Farmer7
1910Farmer8
1920Farmer9
1930Farm laborer10

Family

Elsie Jane Riffe b. April 26, 1868, d. January 29, 1934
Marriage*Charles Hutchinson Dunn married Elsie Jane Riffe, daughter of William Cockett Riffe and Mary Frances Gray, on December 2, 1889 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.4,1,2,5,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S558] Jordan Dodd, Raleigh County, West Virginia Marriages, 1865-1900.
  2. [S1597] Ronald Ray Turner, Raleigh County West Virginia Marriages 1850-1911.
  3. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Charles Hutchinson Dunn death certificate.
  4. [S144] Descendants of Wilhelm Wurtz, online http://www.geocities.com/virts1/
  5. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Elsie Dunn death certificate.
  6. [S993] Charleston Daily Mail, From the Elsie Jane Dunn obituary in the Jan 30, 1934 edition.
  7. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  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. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Charles Erskine Dunn obituary in the Oct 22, 1959 edition.
  13. [S5627] FamilySearch, West Virginia, Births Index, 1804-1938.
  14. [S2050] Post-Herald, From the Warren J. Dunn obituary in the Sep 18, 1971 edition.
  15. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Charles Erskine Dunn death certificate.

Henry Montgomery Riffe1,2,3

M, b. June 10, 1870, d. July 23, 1944
FatherWilliam Cockett Riffe1,4,5,3 b. May 15, 1826, d. May 22, 1891
MotherMary Frances Gray1,6,4,5,3 b. March 20, 1838, d. March 26, 1921
     Henry Montgomery Riffe was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.3 He was born on June 10, 1870 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.1,3 He married Mary Ann Hasseltine Dunn on June 19, 1898 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.1,2,3 Henry Montgomery Riffe died on July 23, 1944 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 74.1,3

Census Records

1880Dwelling 187, District 131, Raleigh Co., West Virginia7
1900Dwelling 235, District 121, Town, Raleigh Co., West Virginia6
1910Dwelling 237, District 92, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia8
1920Dwelling 113, District 105, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia9
1930Dwelling 190, District 2, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia10
1940Dwelling 93, District 61-3, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia11

Occupation

1900Farmer6
1910Farmer8
1920Farmer9
1930Farmer10
1940Farmer11

Family

Mary Ann Hasseltine Dunn b. May 14, 1863, d. March 17, 1957
Marriage*Henry Montgomery Riffe married Mary Ann Hasseltine Dunn on June 19, 1898 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.1,2,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S144] Descendants of Wilhelm Wurtz, online http://www.geocities.com/virts1/
  2. [S1597] Ronald Ray Turner, Raleigh County West Virginia Marriages 1850-1911.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the John Conrad Riffe obituary in the Mar 5, 1943 edition.
  5. [S993] Charleston Daily Mail, From the Elsie Jane Dunn obituary in the Jan 30, 1934 edition.
  6. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  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. [S923] Pauline Haga, Raleigh Co., WV Death Records 1896-1914.
  13. [S5627] FamilySearch, West Virginia, Births Index, 1804-1938.
  14. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  15. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  16. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Mary Ann Hasseltine Dunn1,2,3

F, b. May 14, 1863, d. March 17, 1957
     Mary Ann Hasseltine Dunn was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.4 She was born on May 14, 1863 at Slab Fork, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.5,4 As of June 19, 1898,her married name was Riffe.2 She married Henry Montgomery Riffe, son of William Cockett Riffe and Mary Frances Gray, on June 19, 1898 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.1,2,4 Mary Ann Hasseltine Dunn died on March 17, 1957 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 93.4

Census Records

1900Dwelling 235, District 121, Town, Raleigh Co., West Virginia5
1910Dwelling 237, District 92, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia6
1920Dwelling 113, District 105, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia7
1930Dwelling 190, District 2, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia8
1940Dwelling 93, District 61-3, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia9

Family

Henry Montgomery Riffe b. June 10, 1870, d. July 23, 1944
Marriage*Mary Ann Hasseltine Dunn married Henry Montgomery Riffe, son of William Cockett Riffe and Mary Frances Gray, on June 19, 1898 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.1,2,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S144] Descendants of Wilhelm Wurtz, online http://www.geocities.com/virts1/
  2. [S1597] Ronald Ray Turner, Raleigh County West Virginia Marriages 1850-1911.
  3. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S923] Pauline Haga, Raleigh Co., WV Death Records 1896-1914.
  11. [S5627] FamilySearch, West Virginia, Births Index, 1804-1938.
  12. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  13. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Caroline Riffe1,2

F, b. June 15, 1872, d. March 4, 1903
FatherWilliam Cockett Riffe1 b. May 15, 1826, d. May 22, 1891
MotherMary Frances Gray1 b. March 20, 1838, d. March 26, 1921
     Caroline Riffe was buried at Mount Tabor Cemetery, Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.3 She was born on June 15, 1872 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.4,3 As of March 10, 1900,her married name was Curtis.2 She married James Claybourn Curtis on March 10, 1900 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.2,3 Caroline Riffe died on March 4, 1903 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia, at age 30.3

Census Records

1880Dwelling 187, District 131, Raleigh Co., West Virginia4

Family

James Claybourn Curtis b. September 2, 1875, d. July 22, 1963
Marriage*Caroline Riffe married James Claybourn Curtis on March 10, 1900 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.2,3 
Child

Citations

  1. [S144] Descendants of Wilhelm Wurtz, online http://www.geocities.com/virts1/
  2. [S1597] Ronald Ray Turner, Raleigh County West Virginia Marriages 1850-1911.
  3. [S3213] Mount Tabor Cemetery, Raleigh Co., WV, online http://www.findagrave.com
  4. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Carna C. Curtis death certificate.

James Claybourn Curtis1,2,3

M, b. September 2, 1875, d. July 22, 1963
     His Social Security Number was 232-42-9634.3 James Claybourn Curtis was buried at Mount Tabor Cemetery, Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.2,3 He was born on September 2, 1875 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.1,2,3 He married Caroline Riffe, daughter of William Cockett Riffe and Mary Frances Gray, on March 10, 1900 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.4,2 James Claybourn Curtis died on July 22, 1963 at Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia, at age 87.2,3

Census Records

1920Dwelling 287, District 169, Mabscott, Raleigh Co., West Virginia5
1930Dwelling 207, District 16, Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia6
1940Dwelling 25, District 41-41, Town, Raleigh Co., West Virginia7

Occupation

1920General store manager5
1930Odd job laborer6
1940Salesman7

Family

Caroline Riffe b. June 15, 1872, d. March 4, 1903
Marriage*James Claybourn Curtis married Caroline Riffe, daughter of William Cockett Riffe and Mary Frances Gray, on March 10, 1900 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.4,2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  2. [S3213] Mount Tabor Cemetery, Raleigh Co., WV, online http://www.findagrave.com
  3. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the James Claybourn Curtis death certificate.
  4. [S1597] Ronald Ray Turner, Raleigh County West Virginia Marriages 1850-1911.
  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. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Carna C. Curtis death certificate.

Peter Benjamin Riffe1

M, b. May 2, 1874, d. March 15, 1938
FatherWilliam Cockett Riffe2,3,4 b. May 15, 1826, d. May 22, 1891
MotherMary Frances Gray3,5,4 b. March 20, 1838, d. March 26, 1921
     Peter Benjamin Riffe was buried at Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.3 He was born on May 2, 1874 at West Virginia.2,6,1 He died on March 15, 1938 at Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia, at age 63.3

Census Records

1880Dwelling 187, District 131, Raleigh Co., West Virginia6
1900Dwelling 229, District 121, Town, Raleigh Co., West VirginiaEnumerated in the household of his brother-in-law Daniel Polk7
1910Dwelling 424, District 180, Trap Hill, Raleigh Co., West Virginia5
1920Dwelling 612, District 171, Trap Hill, Raleigh Co., West Virginia8
1930Dwelling 217, District 25, Raleigh Co., West Virginia9

Occupation

1900Day laborer7
1910Farmer5
1920Farmer8
1930Farmer9

Citations

  1. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  2. [S144] Descendants of Wilhelm Wurtz, online http://www.geocities.com/virts1/
  3. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the P. B. Riffe death certificate.
  4. [S993] Charleston Daily Mail, From the Elsie Jane Dunn obituary in the Jan 30, 1934 edition.
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  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. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.

John Conrad Riffe1,2,3,4

M, b. January 7, 1877, d. March 4, 1943
FatherWilliam Cockett Riffe5,6,3,7 b. May 15, 1826, d. May 22, 1891
MotherMary Frances Gray5,6,3,7 b. March 20, 1838, d. March 26, 1921
     John Conrad Riffe was buried at Mount Tabor Cemetery, Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.6,3,4 He was born on January 7, 1877 at Soap Creek, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.5,1,6,3,4 He married Emma "Emily" Cook on March 12, 1898 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.2 John Conrad Riffe married Cordelia "Delia" Davis on February 28, 1900 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.5,6,2 John Conrad Riffe died on March 4, 1943 at Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia, at age 66.5,6,3,4 He After an illness of several months John Conrad Riffe, 65, died at 4:10 o'clock yesterday morning at his home on the Harper road. He had been employed by the Crab Orchard Improvement company at its Eccles coal operation for many years. He was born on Soak Creek near Sophia, January 7, 1877, the son of William C. and Frances Riffe. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Delia Riffe, and the following sons and daughters: Mrs. A. G. Wilcox, of Beaver; Basil Riffe, Baltimore; Mrs. Ira Davis, of Beckley; Edward Riffe, Washington D.C., and Hayward Riffe, of Beckley. Two brothers and two sisters are living; Misses Sallie and J. Ellen Riffe, of Crab Orchard; Dr. W. T. Riffe, of Beckley, and Henry M. Riffe, of Elliston, Va. Funeral services will be conducted at Mount Tabor Baptist church, of which he was a member, Sunday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Mount Tabor cemetery. The Rev. Merlin Smith of Crab Orchard, will conduct the services. The body will be removed to the home on Harper road at 2:00 this afternoon where it will be in state until the funeral hour. Active pallbearers will be B. B. Chambers, Olen Taylor, Pierce Stanley, Lee Cook, Dell Stanley, and Bill Carter. on March 5, 1943.3

Census Records

1880Dwelling 187, District 131, Raleigh Co., West Virginia8
1920Dwelling 623, District 169, Glen White, Raleigh Co., West Virginia9
1930Dwelling 390, District 22, Raleigh Co., West Virginia10

Occupation

1920Farmer9
1930Coal mine blacksmith10

Family 1

Emma "Emily" Cook b. June 1, 1879, d. February 26, 1899
Marriage*John Conrad Riffe married Emma "Emily" Cook on March 12, 1898 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.2 
Child

Family 2

Cordelia "Delia" Davis b. circa 1883
Marriage*John Conrad Riffe married Cordelia "Delia" Davis on February 28, 1900 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.5,6,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  2. [S1597] Ronald Ray Turner, Raleigh County West Virginia Marriages 1850-1911.
  3. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the John Conrad Riffe obituary in the Mar 5, 1943 edition.
  4. [S3213] Mount Tabor Cemetery, Raleigh Co., WV, online http://www.findagrave.com
  5. [S144] Descendants of Wilhelm Wurtz, online http://www.geocities.com/virts1/
  6. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the John C. Riffe death certificate.
  7. [S993] Charleston Daily Mail, From the Elsie Jane Dunn obituary in the Jan 30, 1934 edition.
  8. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the infant Riffe birth record.
  12. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Lottie Wilcox obituary.
  13. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Basil W. Riffe obituary in the Feb 28, 1975 edition.
  14. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the James Edward Riffe obituary.
  15. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Oral Riffe Davis death certificate.

Cordelia "Delia" Davis1,2,3,4

F, b. circa 1883
     Cordelia "Delia" Davis was born circa 1883 at West Virginia.1,2 As of February 28, 1900,her married name was Riffe.4 She married John Conrad Riffe, son of William Cockett Riffe and Mary Frances Gray, on February 28, 1900 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.1,3,4

Census Records

1920Dwelling 623, District 169, Glen White, Raleigh Co., West Virginia5
1930Dwelling 390, District 22, Raleigh Co., West Virginia2

Family

John Conrad Riffe b. January 7, 1877, d. March 4, 1943
Marriage*Cordelia "Delia" Davis married John Conrad Riffe, son of William Cockett Riffe and Mary Frances Gray, on February 28, 1900 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.1,3,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S144] Descendants of Wilhelm Wurtz, online http://www.geocities.com/virts1/
  2. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the John C. Riffe death certificate.
  4. [S1597] Ronald Ray Turner, Raleigh County West Virginia Marriages 1850-1911.
  5. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Lottie Wilcox obituary.
  7. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the John Conrad Riffe obituary in the Mar 5, 1943 edition.
  8. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Basil W. Riffe obituary in the Feb 28, 1975 edition.
  9. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the James Edward Riffe obituary.
  10. [S3213] Mount Tabor Cemetery, Raleigh Co., WV, online http://www.findagrave.com
  11. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Oral Riffe Davis death certificate.

Virginia Riffe1,2

F, b. February 6, 1879, d. July 22, 1879
FatherWilliam Cockett Riffe1 b. May 15, 1826, d. May 22, 1891
MotherMary Frances Gray1 b. March 20, 1838, d. March 26, 1921
     Virginia Riffe was born on February 6, 1879 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.1,2 She died on July 22, 1879 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.1,2

Citations

  1. [S144] Descendants of Wilhelm Wurtz, online http://www.geocities.com/virts1/
  2. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Virginia Riffe death record.