Burmon/Berman D. Link1,2

M, b. March 27, 1866, d. January 29, 1939
FatherJohn Henry Link1,3 b. October 27, 1837, d. February 7, 1901
MotherNancy J. Overstreet1 b. July 8, 1838, d. March 11, 1877
     Burmon/Berman D. Link was buried at New Market Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Piedmont Road, Jefferson Co., Tennessee.2 He was born on March 27, 1866 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3,2 He married Arminda Cella Walters, daughter of Hiram King Walters and Elizabeth Jane Light, on November 6, 1887 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 Burmon/Berman D. Link died on January 29, 1939 at Tennessee at age 72.2

Census Records

1890Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1900Dwelling 20, District 48, Civil District 8, Jefferson Co., Tennessee3
1910Dwelling 72, District 75, New Market, Jefferson Co., Tennessee5
1920Dwelling 132, District 203, Ward 1, Johnson City, Washington Co., Tennessee6
1930Dwelling 184, District 18, Johnson City, Washington Co., Tennessee7

Occupation

1900Farmer3
1910Zinc mine carpenter5
1920Tub factory foreman6

Family

Arminda Cella Walters b. January 27, 1870, d. September 19, 1930
Marriage*Burmon/Berman D. Link married Arminda Cella Walters, daughter of Hiram King Walters and Elizabeth Jane Light, on November 6, 1887 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S1483] James M. Burton (e-mail address), New Market Presbyterian Cemetery, Jefferson Co. TN.
  3. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 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.
  8. [S3367] Tennessee State Library and Archives, Tennessee, Death Records, 1908-1965.
  9. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.

Chester A. Link1,2

M, b. October 28, 1889, d. April 5, 1905
FatherBurmon/Berman D. Link1,3,2 b. March 27, 1866, d. January 29, 1939
MotherArminda Cella Walters1,3,2 b. January 27, 1870, d. September 19, 1930
     Chester A. Link was buried at New Market Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Piedmont Road, Jefferson Co., Tennessee.2 He was born on October 28, 1889 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 He died on April 5, 1905 at Jefferson Co., Tennessee, at age 15.2

Census Records

1890Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1900Dwelling 20, District 48, Civil District 8, Jefferson Co., Tennessee3

Citations

  1. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1483] James M. Burton (e-mail address), New Market Presbyterian Cemetery, Jefferson Co. TN.
  3. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.

Olive E. Evans1

F, b. circa 1864
FatherEdward H. "Edwin" Evans1
MotherMargaret J. "Mary" Unknown1
     Olive E. Evans was buried at Jacksonville Burial Ground, Rt. 8, 0.25 miles south of Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia; Her tombstone has no dates.2 She was born circa 1864 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 She married Joseph Y. Jett, son of Joseph Thornton Jett and Eliza A. Gray, on December 26, 1888 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 As of December 26, 1888,her married name was Jett.

Census Records

1900Dwelling 34, District 13, Floyd Co., VirginiaEnumerated as a widow with no children3
1920Dwelling 58, District 93, Floyd Co., VirginiaEnumerated as a widow in the household of her brother George Evans4

Occupation

1900Hotel proprietor3

Family

Joseph Y. Jett b. circa 1864, d. before June 2, 1900
Marriage*Olive E. Evans married Joseph Y. Jett, son of Joseph Thornton Jett and Eliza A. Gray, on December 26, 1888 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S328] Donna J. Robertson, Tombstone Inscriptions of Floyd County, Virginia.
  3. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.

Edward H. "Edwin" Evans1,2

M
     Edward H. "Edwin" Evans was buried at Jacksonville Burial Ground, Rt. 8, 0.25 miles south of Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia; His tombstone has no dates.2 He married Margaret J. "Mary" Unknown.

Family

Margaret J. "Mary" Unknown
Marriage*Edward H. "Edwin" Evans married Margaret J. "Mary" Unknown
Child

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S328] Donna J. Robertson, Tombstone Inscriptions of Floyd County, Virginia.

Margaret J. "Mary" Unknown1,2

F
     Margaret J. "Mary" Unknown married Edward H. "Edwin" Evans. Margaret J. "Mary" Unknown was buried at Jacksonville Burial Ground, Rt. 8, 0.25 miles south of Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia; Her tombstone has no dates.2 Her married name was Evans.

Family

Edward H. "Edwin" Evans
Marriage*She married Edward H. "Edwin" Evans
Child

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S328] Donna J. Robertson, Tombstone Inscriptions of Floyd County, Virginia.

Solomon William Rutrough1,2,3

M, b. November 19, 1816, d. July 10, 1894
FatherWilhelm John "William" Rutrough4,3 b. February 5, 1790, d. February, 1825
MotherElizabeth "Betty" Sowers3 b. April 28, 1789, d. May 28, 1871
     Solomon William Rutrough was buried at Hoback - Rutrough Cemetery, Rt. 221 E. by Rt. 679, 17 miles east of Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.3 He was born on November 19, 1816 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.3 He married Evaline Hoback on January 11, 1843 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2 Solomon William Rutrough died on July 10, 1894 at age 77.3

Census Records

1890Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia5

Family

Evaline Hoback b. April 21, 1823, d. December 23, 1903
Marriage*Solomon William Rutrough married Evaline Hoback on January 11, 1843 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S22] FamilySearch Internet Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp
  3. [S700] Unknown, Hoback - Rutrough Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  4. [S357] Marguerite Tise, A Brief History of Zion Lutheran Church at Floyd Co., Virginia.
  5. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm

Evaline Hoback1

F, b. April 21, 1823, d. December 23, 1903
     Evaline Hoback was buried at Hoback - Rutrough Cemetery, Rt. 221 E. by Rt. 679, 17 miles east of Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 She was born on April 21, 1823 at Wythe Co., Virginia.1 She married Solomon William Rutrough, son of Wilhelm John "William" Rutrough and Elizabeth "Betty" Sowers, on January 11, 1843 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 As of January 11, 1843,her married name was Rutrough. Evaline Hoback died on December 23, 1903 at age 80.1

Census Records

1890Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia3

Family

Solomon William Rutrough b. November 19, 1816, d. July 10, 1894
Marriage*Evaline Hoback married Solomon William Rutrough, son of Wilhelm John "William" Rutrough and Elizabeth "Betty" Sowers, on January 11, 1843 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S22] FamilySearch Internet Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp
  2. [S2391] Floyd County Historical Society Cemeteries of Floyd County, VA, online http://floydcountyhistoricalsociety.org/cemeteries/alpha.html
  3. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm

Henry Jahile Ridinger1,2,3,4,5

M, b. October 14, 1859, d. March 22, 1941
FatherAmos Ridinger1,6,5 b. February 7, 1821, d. April 16, 1913
MotherMargaret Graham1,6,5 b. February 7, 1820, d. February 10, 1898
     Henry Jahile Ridinger was buried at Jacksonville Burial Ground, Rt. 8, 0.25 miles south of Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.2,5 He was born on October 14, 1859 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 He married Cleopatra Albertine "Pattie" Jett, daughter of Joseph Thornton Jett and Eliza A. Gray, on April 29, 1891 at Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,5,7 Henry Jahile Ridinger died on March 22, 1941 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 81.2,5

Census Records

1900Dwelling 83, District 13, Court House District, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1910Dwelling 94, District 45, Court House District, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1920Dwelling 33, District 91, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1930Dwelling 71, District 5, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1940District 32-5, Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia10

Occupation

1891Salesman1
1900Farmer3
1910House painter4
1920Building painter8
1930House painter9

Family

Cleopatra Albertine "Pattie" Jett b. October 10, 1867, d. June 26, 1939
Marriage*Henry Jahile Ridinger married Cleopatra Albertine "Pattie" Jett, daughter of Joseph Thornton Jett and Eliza A. Gray, on April 29, 1891 at Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,5,7 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S328] Donna J. Robertson, Tombstone Inscriptions of Floyd County, Virginia.
  3. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S1624] Floyd Co., VA Obit Index, online http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vafloyd/obit_index.html, From the Henry J. Ridinger obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  6. [S1624] Floyd Co., VA Obit Index, online http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vafloyd/obit_index.html, From the Amos Ridinger obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  7. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  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. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Louise Ridinger Tolbert obituary in the Jun 27, 2002 edition.
  12. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  13. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  14. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  15. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Claude S. Ridinger death certificate.

Amos Ridinger1,2,3,4

M, b. February 7, 1821, d. April 16, 1913
FatherGeorge Ridinger4 b. circa 1793, d. June 5, 1855
MotherCatherine Sowers4 b. February 8, 1792, d. August 27, 1868
     Amos Ridinger was buried at Basham Cemetery, near intersection of Rt. 679 and Rt. 615, Floyd Co., Virginia.4 He married Margaret Graham.3 Amos Ridinger was born on February 7, 1821 at Montgomery (now Floyd) Co., Virginia.2,3,4 He died on April 16, 1913 at Court House District, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 92.3,4

Census Records

1890Alum Ridge, Floyd Co., Virginia5

Family

Margaret Graham b. February 7, 1820, d. February 10, 1898
Marriage*Amos Ridinger married Margaret Graham.3 
Child

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S1058] Archie & Phyllis Sumner Robert B. Basham, Basham Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  3. [S1624] Floyd Co., VA Obit Index, online http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vafloyd/obit_index.html, From the Amos Ridinger obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  4. [S1033] Unknown name of person, Virginia Department of Health Death Certificate, From the Amos Ridinger death certificate.
  5. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S1624] Floyd Co., VA Obit Index, online http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vafloyd/obit_index.html, From the Henry J. Ridinger obituary in an unknown newspaper.

Margaret Graham1,2

F, b. February 7, 1820, d. February 10, 1898
     Margaret Graham married Amos Ridinger, son of George Ridinger and Catherine Sowers.2 Her married name was Ridinger. Margaret Graham was born on February 7, 1820 at Montgomery (now Floyd) Co., Virginia.3 She died on February 10, 1898 at age 78.3

Census Records

1890Alum Ridge, Floyd Co., Virginia4

Family

Amos Ridinger b. February 7, 1821, d. April 16, 1913
Marriage*Margaret Graham married Amos Ridinger, son of George Ridinger and Catherine Sowers.2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S1624] Floyd Co., VA Obit Index, online http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vafloyd/obit_index.html, From the Amos Ridinger obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  3. [S1058] Archie & Phyllis Sumner Robert B. Basham, Basham Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  4. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S1624] Floyd Co., VA Obit Index, online http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vafloyd/obit_index.html, From the Henry J. Ridinger obituary in an unknown newspaper.

Thornton Graydon Ridinger1,2,3,4,5,6,7

M, b. March 28, 1896, d. August 10, 1932
FatherHenry Jahile Ridinger1,4,5,8,9,7 b. October 14, 1859, d. March 22, 1941
MotherCleopatra Albertine "Pattie" Jett1,4,5,8,9,7 b. October 10, 1867, d. June 26, 1939
     Thornton Graydon Ridinger was buried at Jacksonville Burial Ground, Rt. 8, 0.25 miles south of Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.3,8 He was born on March 28, 1896 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,6,10,7 He died on August 10, 1932 at Court House District, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 36.3,7

Census Records

1900Dwelling 83, District 13, Court House District, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1910Dwelling 94, District 45, Court House District, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1920Dwelling 33, District 91, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1930Dwelling 71, District 5, Floyd Co., Virginia2

Citations

  1. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S328] Donna J. Robertson, Tombstone Inscriptions of Floyd County, Virginia.
  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. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  7. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  8. [S1624] Floyd Co., VA Obit Index, online http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vafloyd/obit_index.html, From the Henry J. Ridinger obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Louise Ridinger Tolbert obituary in the Jun 27, 2002 edition.
  10. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Claude Swanson Ridinger Sr.1,2,3,4,5,6,7

M, b. September 9, 1902, d. September 26, 1967
FatherHenry Jahile Ridinger8,1,3,9,4,6 b. October 14, 1859, d. March 22, 1941
MotherCleopatra Albertine "Pattie" Jett8,1,3,9,4,6 b. October 10, 1867, d. June 26, 1939
     His Social Security Number was 233-10-8076.10 Claude Swanson Ridinger Sr. was buried at Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston, Kanawha Co., West Virginia.6 He was born on September 9, 1902 at Court House District, Floyd Co., Virginia.10,4,5,6 He married Margaret Spruce on March 1, 1936 at Greenup Co., Kentucky.11,12 Claude Swanson Ridinger Sr. died on September 26, 1967 at Charleston, Kanawha Co., West Virginia, at age 65.10,6,7 He Ridinger, Claude S., Sr. - 65 of 2222 Washington St. E., Tuesday, Charleston Memorial Hospital. Former owner of Sterling Service Store on Lee and Court streets, native of Floyd, Va., resident of Charleston about 35 years, member Ruffner Memorial Presbyterian Church. Surviving: widow, Margaret S; daughter, Mrs. E. E. Scott Jr. of Richmond, Va; sons, Claude S. Jr. of Charleston, Lt. Thornton J. Ridinger of Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis Ind; sisters, Mrs. E. C. Layman and Mrs. Wyatt Tolbert, both of New Castle, Va. on September 27, 1967.7

Census Records

1910Dwelling 94, District 45, Court House District, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1920Dwelling 33, District 91, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1930Dwelling 382, District 30, Charleston, Kanawha Co., West Virginia2
1940Dwelling 130, District 20-71, Charleston, Kanawha Co., West Virginia13

Occupation

1930House painter2
1940Gasoline and oil company manager13

Family

Margaret Spruce b. September 20, 1911, d. May 22, 2001
Marriage*Claude Swanson Ridinger Sr. married Margaret Spruce on March 1, 1936 at Greenup Co., Kentucky.11,12 
Children

Citations

  1. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1624] Floyd Co., VA Obit Index, online http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vafloyd/obit_index.html, From the Henry J. Ridinger obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  4. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  5. [S3706] 1926–1975, RG 147. The National Archives at Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia Records of the Selective Service System, U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947.
  6. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Claude S. Ridinger death certificate.
  7. [S616] Charleston Gazette, From the Claude S. Ridinger, Sr. obituary in the Sep 27, 1967 edition.
  8. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Louise Ridinger Tolbert obituary in the Jun 27, 2002 edition.
  10. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  11. [S7810] Ridinger Family Tree-3.1, online https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/108050706/person/420064533663/facts
  12. [S616] Charleston Gazette, From the Claude S. Ridinger, Jr. obituary in the Jul 11, 2008 edition.
  13. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Louise Jett Ridinger1,2,3,4,5,6

F, b. March 10, 1905, d. June 26, 2002
FatherHenry Jahile Ridinger1,2,3,4,5,6 b. October 14, 1859, d. March 22, 1941
MotherCleopatra Albertine "Pattie" Jett1,2,3,4,5,6 b. October 10, 1867, d. June 26, 1939
     Her Social Security Number was 225-92-6567.7 Louise Jett Ridinger was buried at Jacksonville Burial Ground, Rt. 8, 0.25 miles south of Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.4 She was born on March 10, 1905 at Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.7,5 As of September 17, 1939,her married name was Tolbert.6 She married Wyatt Tolbert on September 17, 1939 at Staunton, Augusta Co., Virginia.4,6,8 Louise Jett Ridinger died on June 26, 2002 at Radford, Virginia, at age 97.4,7,8 She TOLBERT, Louise Ridinger, 97, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2002 at the Radford Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was formerly of New Castle and Floyd, Va. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Pattie Ridinger; husband, Wyatt Tolbert; brothers, Claude, Jimmy and Thornton Ridinger; sisters, Ann Davis and Sadie Layman ; stepson, Palmer Tolbert. She was a member of New Castle United Methodist Church. She is survived by stepdaughters, Thelma Keith, of Floyd, Bernice Peterman, of Christiansburg, Helen Rutrough, of Salem; stepsons, Glen Tolbert, of Floyd, Husten Tolbert and Ward Tolbert, of Bassett; several nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2002 at Jacksonville Cemetery, with Rev. Emory Tarpley officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the Maberry Funeral Home, Floyd. In lieu of memorials, please arrange a visit to someone in a nursing home or an elderly person. The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the staff of Radford Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and her caretakers, including Mrs. Bernice Peterman, for their loving care. on June 27, 2002.4

Census Records

1910Dwelling 94, District 45, Court House District, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1920Dwelling 33, District 91, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1930Dwelling 161, District 2, Burks Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia9

Occupation

1930Teacher9

Family

Wyatt Tolbert b. June 17, 1887, d. March 7, 1967
Marriage*Louise Jett Ridinger married Wyatt Tolbert on September 17, 1939 at Staunton, Augusta Co., Virginia.4,6,8 

Citations

  1. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1624] Floyd Co., VA Obit Index, online http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vafloyd/obit_index.html, From the Henry J. Ridinger obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Louise Ridinger Tolbert obituary in the Jun 27, 2002 edition.
  5. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  6. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  9. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.

Grace Mae Richmond1,2,3,4

F, b. May 7, 1888, d. February 9, 1963
     Grace Mae Richmond was buried at New Hope Church Cemetery, Monroe Co., West Virginia.5,3,6 She was born on May 7, 1888 at Hinton, Summers Co., West Virginia; Her obituary has a birth date of May 6, 1888.5,2,3,4 As of December 18, 1907,her married name was Swepston.7 She married Charles Hampton "Charlie" Swepston, son of Samuel W. Swepston and Victoria Light, on December 18, 1907 at Hinton, Summers Co., West Virginia.1,7,8 Grace Mae Richmond died on February 9, 1963 at Talcott, Summers Co., West Virginia, at age 74.5,2,3,4 She Funeral arrangements are incomplete for Mrs. Grace Mae Swepston, 74, Ballangee, who died at 9:25 p.m. Saturday at her home after a long illness. Born May 6, 1888, in Hinton, she was a daughter of the late John and Clary Neely Richmond. She was a member of the Riverview Chapel in Hinton and the Ladies Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Her husband preceded her in death in June, 1962. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Gladys Caldwell, Hinton, Mrs. Dencil Bennett, Ballangee; Mrs. A. C. Fleshman, Seattle, Wash., and Mrs. E. C. Lowe, Forest Hill; six sons, Roy and Frank, both of Beckley; Herbert and William, both of Huntington; Donald, Columbus, Ohio, and Fred, Hinton; a brother R. C. Richmond, Hinton; five sisters, Mrs. Carrie Ball, Mrs. Ethel Ball, Mrs. Clara Lilly, Mrs. Sanford Harvey and and Mrs. Goldie Reid, all of Hinton. on February 10, 1963.4

Census Records

1910Dwelling 636, District 131, Ward 4, Hinton, Summers Co., West Virginia9
1920Dwelling 66, District 130, Forest Hill, Summers Co., West Virginia10
1930Dwelling 157, District 19, Talcott, Summers Co., West Virginia11
1940Dwelling 109, District 45-19, Talcott, Summers Co., West Virginia12

Family

Charles Hampton "Charlie" Swepston b. December 3, 1879, d. June 6, 1962
Marriage*Grace Mae Richmond married Charles Hampton "Charlie" Swepston, son of Samuel W. Swepston and Victoria Light, on December 18, 1907 at Hinton, Summers Co., West Virginia.1,7,8 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1232] Herald-Dispatch, From the Billy Joe Swepston obituary in the Jul 20, 2003 edition.
  2. [S1410] R. Lyle Brown's Gedcom, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=rlylebrown&id=I18641
  3. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Grace Mae Swepston death record.
  4. [S1980] Post Herald and Register, From the Grace Mae Swepston obituary in the Feb 10, 1963 edition.
  5. [S335] M. Banks, K. Shumate, J. Banks H. Shumate, Cemeteries of Monroe County West Virginia.
  6. [S2228] New Hope Church Cemetery, Monroe Co., WV, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GRid=6069601&CRid=169160&
  7. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Swepston-Richmond marriage record.
  8. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Charles Hampton Sweptson obituary in the Jun 7, 1962 edition.
  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. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Virginia Frances Lowe obituary in the May 30, 2003 edition.
  14. [S1980] Post Herald and Register, From the Charles Roy Swepston obituary in the Sep 14, 1975 edition.
  15. [S8740] News Leader, The, From the Samuel Frederick Swepston obituary in the May 30, 1992 edition.
  16. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  17. [S8597] Skagit Valley Herald, The, From the Alma Pearl Fleshman obituary in the Jan 6, 2016 edition.
  18. [S2038] Fayette-Tribune, The, From the Grace Ann Bennett obituary in the May 17, 2017 edition.

Gladys Marie Swepston1,2,3

F, b. June 13, 1908, d. August 27, 1991
FatherCharles Hampton "Charlie" Swepston1,2,4,5 b. December 3, 1879, d. June 6, 1962
MotherGrace Mae Richmond1,2,4,5,6 b. May 7, 1888, d. February 9, 1963
     Gladys Marie Swepston was buried at Restwood Memorial Gardens, Hinton, Summers Co., West Virginia.7 Her Social Security Number was 234-62-6284.8 She was born on June 13, 1908 at Hinton, Summers Co., West Virginia.3,8 As of September 2, 1934,her married name was Caldwell.9 She married John Otis Caldwell on September 2, 1934 at Summers Co., West Virginia.3,9 Gladys Marie Swepston died on August 27, 1991 at Hinton, Summers Co., West Virginia, at age 83.3,8,10 She Gladys M. Caldwell, 83, of Hinton died Aug. 27, 1991, in Summers County Hospital, Hinton, of a long illness. She was a lifelong resident of Hinton. She was a retired Summers County teacher and a graduate of Hinton High School and Concord College. She was a member of the Summers County Association of Retired Teachers, the Summers County Hospital Auxiliary and Riverview Chapel Church, Hinton. Surviving: daughters, Marilyn Caldwell of Hinton, Carolyn Jones of Ballengee, Fleda Farney of Abbyville, Kan; sisters, Virginia Lowe of Forest Hill, Alma Fleshman of Mount Vernon, Wash., Grace Bennett of Talcott; brothers, Fred Swepston of Waynesboro, Va., Bill and Herb Swepston, both of Huntington; six grandchildren. Ronald Meadows Funeral Home, Hinton, is in charge of arrangements. on August 28, 1991.10

Census Records

1910Dwelling 636, District 131, Ward 4, Hinton, Summers Co., West Virginia2
1920Dwelling 66, District 130, Forest Hill, Summers Co., West Virginia1
1930Dwelling 157, District 19, Talcott, Summers Co., West Virginia11
1940Dwelling 3, District 45-4, Hinton, Summers Co., West Virginia12

Family

John Otis Caldwell b. October 18, 1903, d. May 23, 1955
Marriage*Gladys Marie Swepston married John Otis Caldwell on September 2, 1934 at Summers Co., West Virginia.3,9 
Children

Citations

  1. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1410] R. Lyle Brown's Gedcom, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=rlylebrown&id=I18641
  4. [S1232] Herald-Dispatch, From the Billy Joe Swepston obituary in the Jul 20, 2003 edition.
  5. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Virginia Frances Lowe obituary in the May 30, 2003 edition.
  6. [S1980] Post Herald and Register, From the Grace Mae Swepston obituary in the Feb 10, 1963 edition.
  7. [S4628] Restwood Memorial Gardens, Summers Co., WV, online http://www.findagrave.com
  8. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  9. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Caldwell-Swepston marriage record.
  10. [S616] Charleston Gazette, From the Gladys M. Caldwell obituary in the Aug 28, 1991 edition.
  11. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Marilyn J. Caldwell obituary.

Charles Roy Swepston1,2,3,4,5,6,7

M, b. June 17, 1910, d. September 13, 1975
FatherCharles Hampton "Charlie" Swepston1,8,9,4,7 b. December 3, 1879, d. June 6, 1962
MotherGrace Mae Richmond1,8,9,4,5,7 b. May 7, 1888, d. February 9, 1963
     Charles Roy Swepston was buried at New Hope Church Cemetery, Monroe Co., West Virginia.10,11,12,7 His Social Security Number was 233-22-7983.13 He was born on June 17, 1910 at Hinton, Summers Co., West Virginia.13,14,3,6,7 He married Dorothy Evelyn Sheppard on May 12, 1937 at Summers Co., West Virginia.14,3,7 Charles Roy Swepston died on September 13, 1975 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia, at age 65.13,7 He Charles Roy Swepston, 65, 319 Westwood Drive, was dead on arrival at a local hospital at 5:45 a.m. Saturday following an extended illness. Born June 17, 1910 at Hinton, he was a son of the late Charles Hampton and Grace Richmond Swepston and was a painter contractor prior to his retirement. He was a resident of Beckley since 1941. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Sheppard Swepston, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Joan Stevens, Beckley; four brothers, Herb and Bill, both of Huntington, Fred, Waynesboro, Va., and Frank, Beckley; four sisters, Mrs. Virginia Lowe, Forest Hill, Mrs. Gladys Caldwell, Hinton, Mrs. Grace Ann Bennett, Taicott, and Mrs. Alma Fleshman, Mount Vernon, Wash., and one granddaughter. Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. C.H. Martin at 1 p.m. Monday at the Melton Mortuary Chapel. Burial will follow in the New Hope Cemetery at Marie. Friends may call at the funeral home fron 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. Neighbors will serve as pallbearers. on September 14, 1975.7

Census Records

1920Dwelling 66, District 130, Forest Hill, Summers Co., West Virginia1
1930Dwelling 157, District 19, Talcott, Summers Co., West Virginia2

Occupation

1930Odd job laborer2

Family

Dorothy Evelyn Sheppard b. December 14, 1911, d. February 12, 1998
Marriage*Charles Roy Swepston married Dorothy Evelyn Sheppard on May 12, 1937 at Summers Co., West Virginia.14,3,7 
Child

Citations

  1. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Swepston-Sheppard marriage record.
  4. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Virginia Frances Lowe obituary in the May 30, 2003 edition.
  5. [S1980] Post Herald and Register, From the Grace Mae Swepston obituary in the Feb 10, 1963 edition.
  6. [S3706] 1926–1975, RG 147. The National Archives at Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia Records of the Selective Service System, U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947.
  7. [S1980] Post Herald and Register, From the Charles Roy Swepston obituary in the Sep 14, 1975 edition.
  8. [S1232] Herald-Dispatch, From the Billy Joe Swepston obituary in the Jul 20, 2003 edition.
  9. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Charles Hampton Sweptson obituary in the Jun 7, 1962 edition.
  10. [S335] M. Banks, K. Shumate, J. Banks H. Shumate, Cemeteries of Monroe County West Virginia.
  11. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Charles Ray Swepston obituary in the Sep 15, 1975 edition.
  12. [S2228] New Hope Church Cemetery, Monroe Co., WV, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GRid=6069601&CRid=169160&
  13. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  14. [S1410] R. Lyle Brown's Gedcom, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=rlylebrown&id=I18641
  15. [S616] Charleston Gazette, From the Dorothy E. Swepston obituary in the Feb 14, 1998 edition.
  16. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Stevens-Swepston marriage record.

Virginia Frances Swepston1,2,3

F, b. October 15, 1912, d. May 29, 2003
FatherCharles Hampton "Charlie" Swepston1,4,3 b. December 3, 1879, d. June 6, 1962
MotherGrace Mae Richmond1,4,3 b. May 7, 1888, d. February 9, 1963
     Virginia Frances Swepston was buried at Forest Hill Cemetery, Forest Hill, Summers Co., West Virginia.3 Her Social Security Number was 235-60-8655.5 She was born on October 15, 1912 at Marie, Summers Co., West Virginia.5,6,3 As of August 27, 1931,her married name was Lowe.6 She married Edward Calvin Lowe Sr. on August 27, 1931 at Summers Co., West Virginia.2,6,3 Virginia Frances Swepston died on May 29, 2003 at Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia, at age 90.2,5,3 She PRINCETON - Virginia Frances Lowe, 90, of The Havens in Princeton, formerly of Forest Hill and Quail Valley Manor in Princeton, died Thursday, May 29, 2003 at Princeton Community Hospital. Born Oct. 15, 1912, in Marie, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Grace Richmond Swepston. She was a member of the Fairview Baptist Church in Forest Hill and a member of the Talcott Chapter Order of the Eastern Star. She was formerly active with the Senior Center in Princeton. She had been a resident of Princeton since 1995 moving here from Forest Hill. In addition to her parents, her husband, Edward C. "Bud" Lowe; one sister, Gladys Caldwell; and five brothers, Roy Swepston, Fred Swepston, Frank Swepston, Donald Swepston and Herbert Swepston preceded her in death. Survivors include one son, Edward C. Lowe Jr. and wife Nilda of Princeton; two grandchildren, James Lowe and wife Barbara of Salt Lake City, Utah and Cynthia "Shelly" Wimmer and husband Steve of Charlotte, N.C; four great-grandchildren, Megan Wimmer, Bradley Wimmer, Wendy Lowe and Aleena Lowe; one brother, Bill J. Swepston and wife Frances of Huntington; and two sisters, Alma Fleshman of Mt. Vernon, Wash, and Grace Ann Bennett of Talcott. Funeral services will be conducted at ll a.m. Saturday at the Fairview Baptist Church in Forest Hill with the Rev. Jeff Canterbury and the Rev. Ed Pettus officiating. Burial will follow at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Forest Hill. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. on May 30, 2003.3

Census Records

1920Dwelling 66, District 130, Forest Hill, Summers Co., West Virginia1
1930Dwelling 157, District 19, Talcott, Summers Co., West Virginia7
1940Dwelling 4, District 45-1, Forest Hill, Summers Co., West Virginia8

Family

Edward Calvin Lowe Sr. b. August 11, 1909, d. April 19, 1994
Marriage*Virginia Frances Swepston married Edward Calvin Lowe Sr. on August 27, 1931 at Summers Co., West Virginia.2,6,3 
Child
  • Edward Calvin Lowe Jr.9,8,3

Citations

  1. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1410] R. Lyle Brown's Gedcom, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=rlylebrown&id=I18641
  3. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Virginia Frances Lowe obituary in the May 30, 2003 edition.
  4. [S1232] Herald-Dispatch, From the Billy Joe Swepston obituary in the Jul 20, 2003 edition.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  6. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Lowe-Swepston marriage record.
  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. [S616] Charleston Gazette, From the Edward C. Lowe, Sr., obituary in the Apr 21, 1994 edition.

Frank Hampton Swepston1,2,3

M, b. January 6, 1915, d. November 9, 1978
FatherCharles Hampton "Charlie" Swepston1,4,5,6,7 b. December 3, 1879, d. June 6, 1962
MotherGrace Mae Richmond1,4,5,6,7,8 b. May 7, 1888, d. February 9, 1963
     His Social Security Number was 236-22-1352.9 Frank Hampton Swepston married Helen Irene Wickline.10 Frank Hampton Swepston was born on January 6, 1915 at Summers Co., West Virginia.9,2,3 He died on November 9, 1978 at West Virginia at age 63.2

Census Records

1920Dwelling 66, District 130, Forest Hill, Summers Co., West Virginia1
1930Dwelling 157, District 19, Talcott, Summers Co., West Virginia11
1940Dwelling 109, District 45-19, Talcott, Summers Co., West Virginia7

Occupation

1940Farm laborer7

Family

Helen Irene Wickline b. September 13, 1926, d. November 22, 2016
Marriage*Frank Hampton Swepston married Helen Irene Wickline.10 
Child
  • Clark H. Swepston10

Citations

  1. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1410] R. Lyle Brown's Gedcom, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=rlylebrown&id=I18641
  3. [S3706] 1926–1975, RG 147. The National Archives at Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia Records of the Selective Service System, U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947.
  4. [S1232] Herald-Dispatch, From the Billy Joe Swepston obituary in the Jul 20, 2003 edition.
  5. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Charles Hampton Sweptson obituary in the Jun 7, 1962 edition.
  6. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Virginia Frances Lowe obituary in the May 30, 2003 edition.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S1980] Post Herald and Register, From the Grace Mae Swepston obituary in the Feb 10, 1963 edition.
  9. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  10. [S798] Register Herald, From the Helen Irene Wickline Swepston obituary in the Nov 23, 2016 edition.
  11. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.

Samuel Fredrick "Fred" Swepston1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

M, b. February 26, 1917, d. May 29, 1992
FatherCharles Hampton "Charlie" Swepston1,2,10,11,12,5,9 b. December 3, 1879, d. June 6, 1962
MotherGrace Mae Richmond1,2,10,11,12,13,5,9 b. May 7, 1888, d. February 9, 1963
     His Social Security Number was 233-12-0066.14 Samuel Fredrick "Fred" Swepston was buried at Augusta Memorial Park, 1775 Goose Creek Road, Waynesboro, Augusta Co., Virginia.5,7 He married Glenna Ruth Lilly.3,5,7,8 Samuel Fredrick "Fred" Swepston was born on February 26, 1917 at Marie, Summers Co., West Virginia.3,14,5,9 He died on May 29, 1992 at Waynesboro, Augusta Co., Virginia, at age 75.14,5,6,8 He WAYNESBORO - Samuel Frederick Swepston, 75, of 1611 Rosser Ave. died Friday morning (May 29, 1992) at Waynesboro Community Hospital. He was born at Marie, W.Va., on Feb. 26, 1917, a son of Charles and Grace (Richmond) Swepston. He was a member of Waynesboro Bible Chapel. After 31 years of service he retired from Chesapeake and Ohio Railway. Surviving are his widow, Glenna (Lilly) Swepston of Waynesboro; a son, Charles F. Swepston of Hermitage; three sisters, Grace Bennett and Virginia Lowe, both of Hinton, W.Va., and Alma Fleshman of Seattle, Wash; and two brothers, John H. and Billy Joe Swepston, both of Huntington, W.Va. A service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at McDow Funeral Home by the Rev. Herman Luhm, with burial at Augusta Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be John Pirkey, Phillip and Roy Baldwin, Norman Hart, Larry Spoon and David Lilly. on May 30, 1992.5

Census Records

1920Dwelling 66, District 130, Forest Hill, Summers Co., West Virginia1
1930Dwelling 157, District 19, Talcott, Summers Co., West Virginia15
1940Dwelling 109, District 45-19, Talcott, Summers Co., West Virginia12

Occupation

1940State road laborer12

Family

Glenna Ruth Lilly b. May 27, 1928, d. May 26, 1996
Marriage*Samuel Fredrick "Fred" Swepston married Glenna Ruth Lilly.3,5,7,8 
Child
  • Charles Frederick Swepston5,8,16

Citations

  1. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1232] Herald-Dispatch, From the Billy Joe Swepston obituary in the Jul 20, 2003 edition.
  3. [S1410] R. Lyle Brown's Gedcom, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=rlylebrown&id=I18641
  4. [S3706] 1926–1975, RG 147. The National Archives at Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia Records of the Selective Service System, U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947.
  5. [S8740] News Leader, The, From the Samuel Frederick Swepston obituary in the May 30, 1992 edition.
  6. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  7. [S3303] Augusta Memorial Park, Augusta Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  8. [S8740] News Leader, The, From the Glenna Ruth Swepston obituary in the May 27, 1996 edition.
  9. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  10. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Charles Hampton Sweptson obituary in the Jun 7, 1962 edition.
  11. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Virginia Frances Lowe obituary in the May 30, 2003 edition.
  12. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S1980] Post Herald and Register, From the Grace Mae Swepston obituary in the Feb 10, 1963 edition.
  14. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  15. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  16. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Alma Pearl Swepston1,2

F, b. April 19, 1919, d. December 21, 2015
FatherCharles Hampton "Charlie" Swepston1,3,4,5 b. December 3, 1879, d. June 6, 1962
MotherGrace Mae Richmond1,3,4,5 b. May 7, 1888, d. February 9, 1963
     Alma Pearl Swepston was buried at Hawthorne Memorial Park, Mount Vernon, Skagit Co., Washington.6,4 She was born on April 19, 1919 at Marie, Summers Co., West Virginia.2,6,4 As of May 25, 1937,her married name was Fleshman.2 She married Andrew Cromwell Fleshman on May 25, 1937 at Summers Co., West Virginia.2,7,4 Alma Pearl Swepston died on December 21, 2015 at Washington at age 96.6,4 She Alma Pearl Fleshman passed peacefully in the early morning hours of Dec 21st, She was born April 19, 1919 in Marie, West Virginia, one of 10 siblings born to Charles and Grace Swepston. She is survived by a sister, Grace Ann Bennet. One day after her high school graduation she married Andrew Fleshman and began her life as a Navy wife, living in several states during WWII. Andy preceded her in 1989. She is survived by their two children: Frances (Chuck) Hildebrand of Bay City, OR and Kirk (Jane) Fleshman of LaConner WA. She is survived by 7 grandchildren Sonja (Bob) Asbury, Tinja (Randy) Wyman, Greta (Al) Oosterhof, Elsa (Dan) Hulslander, Becki (Jeff) Marks, Dayna (John) Federick, Drew (Alison) Fleshman. She is also survived by her special niece Kyra McCormill, nineteen great-grandchildren, and twenty great-great-grandchildren. A private family inurnment was held at Hawthorne Memorial Park. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 16, 2016, 2:00 pm at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1515 E College Way. Donation maybe made to the Cancer Care Alliance, Mount Vernon or Emmanuel Baptist Church. Alma was a devoted Christian and attended Emmanuel Baptist Church for over 50+ years. She loved her friends, family and church and was deeply loved in return. on January 6, 2016.4

Census Records

1920Dwelling 66, District 130, Forest Hill, Summers Co., West Virginia1
1930Dwelling 157, District 19, Talcott, Summers Co., West Virginia8

Family

Andrew Cromwell Fleshman b. October 14, 1914, d. August 22, 1989
Marriage*Alma Pearl Swepston married Andrew Cromwell Fleshman on May 25, 1937 at Summers Co., West Virginia.2,7,4 
Children
  • Frances Fleshman4
  • Kirk Fleshman4

Citations

  1. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1410] R. Lyle Brown's Gedcom, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=rlylebrown&id=I18641
  3. [S1232] Herald-Dispatch, From the Billy Joe Swepston obituary in the Jul 20, 2003 edition.
  4. [S8597] Skagit Valley Herald, The, From the Alma Pearl Fleshman obituary in the Jan 6, 2016 edition.
  5. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Virginia Frances Lowe obituary in the May 30, 2003 edition.
  6. [S4939] Hawthorne Memorial Park, Skagit Co., WA, online http://www.findagrave.com/
  7. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Fleshman-Swepston marriage record.
  8. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.

Donald Eugene Swepston1,2,3,4,5,6

M, b. July 5, 1921, d. December 4, 1974
FatherCharles Hampton "Charlie" Swepston1,2,7,8 b. December 3, 1879, d. June 6, 1962
MotherGrace Mae Richmond1,2,7,8,9 b. May 7, 1888, d. February 9, 1963
     Donald Eugene Swepston was buried at Smith Hill Cemetery, Hatch, Pike Co., Ohio.5 His Social Security Number was 234-24-7825.10 He was born on July 5, 1921 at Hinton, Summers Co., West Virginia.10,4 He married Madge Louise Tyler on September 23, 1939.3,6 Donald Eugene Swepston died on December 4, 1974 at Piketon, Pike Co., Ohio, at age 53.3,11

Census Records

1930Dwelling 157, District 19, Talcott, Summers Co., West Virginia1

Family

Madge Louise Tyler b. November 16, 1921, d. November 21, 2013
Marriage*Donald Eugene Swepston married Madge Louise Tyler on September 23, 1939.3,6 
Children
  • Judith Swepston6
  • Carl Swepston6
  • Lin Swepston6
  • Keith R. Swepston6
  • Earl Swepston6

Citations

  1. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1232] Herald-Dispatch, From the Billy Joe Swepston obituary in the Jul 20, 2003 edition.
  3. [S1410] R. Lyle Brown's Gedcom, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=rlylebrown&id=I18641
  4. [S3706] 1926–1975, RG 147. The National Archives at Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia Records of the Selective Service System, U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947.
  5. [S8828] Smith Hill Cemetery, Pike Co., OH, online www.findagrave.com.
  6. [S1707] Chillicothe Gazette, From the Madge Louise Swepston obituary in the Nov 23, 2013 edition.
  7. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Charles Hampton Sweptson obituary in the Jun 7, 1962 edition.
  8. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Virginia Frances Lowe obituary in the May 30, 2003 edition.
  9. [S1980] Post Herald and Register, From the Grace Mae Swepston obituary in the Feb 10, 1963 edition.
  10. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  11. [S857] Ohio Department of Health, Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2018.

Billy Joe Swepston1,2,3,4

M, b. June 20, 1924, d. July 18, 2003
FatherCharles Hampton "Charlie" Swepston1,2,5,6,7 b. December 3, 1879, d. June 6, 1962
MotherGrace Mae Richmond1,2,5,6,7,8 b. May 7, 1888, d. February 9, 1963
     Billy Joe Swepston was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Huntington, Cabell Co., West Virginia.2,4 He was born on June 20, 1924 at Talcott, Summers Co., West Virginia.2,3,4 He married Mary Frances Bennett on May 10, 1949 at Petersburg, Virginia.2,9 Billy Joe Swepston died on July 18, 2003 at Huntington, Cabell Co., West Virginia, at age 79.2,4 He BILLY JOE SWEPSTON, 79, of Huntington went to be with his Lord on Friday, July 18, 2003, at his residence. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Highlawn United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. John R. Sauvage officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. He was born June 20, 1924, in Summers County, W.Va., a son of the late Charles Hampton Swepston and Grace Richmond Swepston. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Kevin Joe Swepston; two sisters, Gladys Caldwell and Virginia Lowe; and five brothers, Roy, Frank, Fred, Donald and John Herbert Swepston. He was a retired Lineman for the C&O Railroad. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II. He was a member of the Cando Club and the Highlawn United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary Frances Bennett Swepston; two daughters and sons-in-law, Marsha and Kurt McAtee of Columbus, Ohio, and Kyra and Michael McCormill of Florence, Ky; a daughter-in-law, Deborah Hinkle Swepston of Huntington; eight grandchildren, Shane Ferrell, Amanda Hacking and her husband Russell, Angela Swepston, Luke and Trey Damron, Heather Walton and her husband Matt, Dustin McCormill and his wife Kim, and Jessica McCormill; three great-grandchildren, Triston, Zoe and Challen; two sisters, Alma Fleshman of Mount Vernon, Wash. and Grace Ann Bennett of Talcott, W.Va; and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial contributions to Highlawn United Methodist Church or to Hospice of Huntington. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Beard Mortuary and after 10 a.m. Monday at the church. Condolences may be extended to the family at www.beardfuneralhome.com
on July 20, 2003.2

Census Records

1930Dwelling 157, District 19, Talcott, Summers Co., West Virginia1
1940Dwelling 109, District 45-19, Talcott, Summers Co., West Virginia7

Family

Mary Frances Bennett b. June 15, 1932, d. August 25, 2017
Marriage*Billy Joe Swepston married Mary Frances Bennett on May 10, 1949 at Petersburg, Virginia.2,9 
Children

Citations

  1. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1232] Herald-Dispatch, From the Billy Joe Swepston obituary in the Jul 20, 2003 edition.
  3. [S3706] 1926–1975, RG 147. The National Archives at Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia Records of the Selective Service System, U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947.
  4. [S1405] National Cemetery Administration, U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006.
  5. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Charles Hampton Sweptson obituary in the Jun 7, 1962 edition.
  6. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Virginia Frances Lowe obituary in the May 30, 2003 edition.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S1980] Post Herald and Register, From the Grace Mae Swepston obituary in the Feb 10, 1963 edition.
  9. [S1232] Herald-Dispatch, From the Mary Frances Swepston obituary in the Aug 31, 2017 edition.

John Herbert Swepston1,2,3,4

M, b. March 12, 1927, d. October 13, 2001
FatherCharles Hampton "Charlie" Swepston1,2,5,6,7,4 b. December 3, 1879, d. June 6, 1962
MotherGrace Mae Richmond1,2,5,6,7,8,4 b. May 7, 1888, d. February 9, 1963
     John Herbert Swepston was buried at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville, Cabell Co., West Virginia.9 His Social Security Number was 233-30-9361.10 He married Unknown Taylor.11 John Herbert Swepston was born on March 12, 1927 at Talcott, Summers Co., West Virginia.10,3,4 He died on October 13, 2001 at Tennessee at age 74.10

Census Records

1930Dwelling 157, District 19, Talcott, Summers Co., West Virginia1
1940Dwelling 109, District 45-19, Talcott, Summers Co., West Virginia7

Family

Unknown Taylor
Marriage*John Herbert Swepston married Unknown Taylor.11 

Citations

  1. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1232] Herald-Dispatch, From the Billy Joe Swepston obituary in the Jul 20, 2003 edition.
  3. [S3706] 1926–1975, RG 147. The National Archives at Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia Records of the Selective Service System, U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947.
  4. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  5. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Charles Hampton Sweptson obituary in the Jun 7, 1962 edition.
  6. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Virginia Frances Lowe obituary in the May 30, 2003 edition.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S1980] Post Herald and Register, From the Grace Mae Swepston obituary in the Feb 10, 1963 edition.
  9. [S2398] White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Cabell Co., WV, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GRid=44635998&CRid=80278&
  10. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  11. [S1410] R. Lyle Brown's Gedcom, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=rlylebrown&id=I18641

Alvin Curtiss Swepston1,2,3

M, b. June 28, 1929, d. August 20, 1930
FatherCharles Hampton "Charlie" Swepston1 b. December 3, 1879, d. June 6, 1962
MotherGrace Mae Richmond1 b. May 7, 1888, d. February 9, 1963
     Alvin Curtiss Swepston was buried at New Hope Church Cemetery, Monroe Co., West Virginia.4,3 He was born on June 28, 1929 at Summers Co., West Virginia.1,4,3 He died on August 20, 1930 at West Virginia at age 1.4,3

Census Records

1930Dwelling 157, District 19, Talcott, Summers Co., West Virginia1

Citations

  1. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1410] R. Lyle Brown's Gedcom, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=rlylebrown&id=I18641
  3. [S2228] New Hope Church Cemetery, Monroe Co., WV, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GRid=6069601&CRid=169160&
  4. [S335] M. Banks, K. Shumate, J. Banks H. Shumate, Cemeteries of Monroe County West Virginia.

Harry Oswald Yates Sr.1,2,3,4

M, b. January 22, 1923
FatherWalter Bryan Yates1,2,3,4 b. May 10, 1897, d. November 14, 1983
MotherEsta Emma "Estie" Woodrum1,2,3,4 b. November 9, 1898, d. February, 1978
     Harry Oswald Yates Sr. was born on January 22, 1923 at Marie, Summers Co., West Virginia.3,4 He married Doris Lee Light, daughter of Fred Jackson Light and Leta Pearl Ellison, on October 9, 1957 at Clifton Forge, Alleghany Co., Virginia.3

Census Records

1930Dwelling 103, District 1, Forest Hill, Summers Co., West Virginia1
1940Dwelling 378, District 32-6, Springfield, Monroe Co., West Virginia2

Family

Doris Lee Light
Marriage*Harry Oswald Yates Sr. married Doris Lee Light, daughter of Fred Jackson Light and Leta Pearl Ellison, on October 9, 1957 at Clifton Forge, Alleghany Co., Virginia.3 
Child
  • Harry Oswald Yates Jr.5

Citations

  1. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S1576] VA, USA: National Publishing Co., 1946 Young American Patriots. Richmond, U. S., World War II Young American Patriots, 1941-1945.
  5. [S1235] Ancestry.com, U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1.

Hallie Ann Vest1,2

F, b. circa July, 1855, d. December 29, 1935
FatherIsaac Vest1 b. April 28, 1827, d. September 19, 1905
MotherNancy Wilson1 b. August 16, 1822, d. August 9, 1891
     Hallie Ann Vest was born circa July, 1855 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 She married Jonathan A. Whitenack, son of William Harry Whitenack Sr. and Betsy "Bidsy" Lambert, on May 9, 1895 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 As of May 9, 1895,her married name was Whitenack. Hallie Ann Vest died on December 29, 1935 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2

Family

Jonathan A. Whitenack b. circa 1837, d. April 25, 1911
Marriage*She married Jonathan A. Whitenack, son of William Harry Whitenack Sr. and Betsy "Bidsy" Lambert, on May 9, 1895 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S1569] Funeral records of Mr. Marion Thomas Hall, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~vafloyd/recordsofmarionthomashall.htm

Emma Ella Wright1,2,3

F, b. June 26, 1877, d. February 5, 1927
FatherJoseph H. Wright1 b. September 6, 1840, d. November 13, 1916
MotherSusan Mitchell1 b. November 4, 1846, d. December 18, 1918
     Emma Ella Wright was buried at Brookside Cemetery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.4 She was born on June 26, 1877 at Floyd Co., Virginia; Her death record has a birth date of Jun 25, 1877.1,5,2,3 She married Lewis Edwin Stewart, son of James Ira Stewart and Elizabeth Jane "Eliza" Conner, on September 11, 1895 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 As of September 11, 1895,her married name was Stewart. Emma Ella Wright died on February 5, 1927 at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, at age 49.3

Census Records

1900Dwelling 511, District 121, Ward 6, Cumberland, Allegany Co., Maryland5
1910Dwelling 144, District 227, Proctorknott, St. Louis Co., Minnesota6

Family

Lewis Edwin Stewart b. January 18, 1871, d. December 18, 1957
Marriage*Emma Ella Wright married Lewis Edwin Stewart, son of James Ira Stewart and Elizabeth Jane "Eliza" Conner, on September 11, 1895 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S6295] Division of Passport Control Consular Registration Applications Department of State, U.S., Consular Registration Applications, 1916-1925.
  3. [S6296] Vital Statistics. Manitoba Consumer and Corporate Affairs, Manitoba, Death Index, 1881-1943.
  4. [S6297] Brookside Cemetery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, online http://www.findagrave.com/
  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. [S6298] Winnipeg Free Press, From the Lewis Edwin Stewart obituary in the Dec 19, 1957 edition.
  8. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  9. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  10. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.

Joseph H. Wright1,2,3

M, b. September 6, 1840, d. November 13, 1916
     Joseph H. Wright was buried at Whitlock-Blackwell Cemetery (also known as Wright Cemetery), on the gravel cemetery access road, located between houses 2121 and 2115 Cannaday School Road, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 He married Susan Mitchell.3 Joseph H. Wright was born on September 6, 1840.2,3 He died on November 13, 1916 at age 76.3,4

Family

Susan Mitchell b. November 4, 1846, d. December 18, 1918
Marriage*He married Susan Mitchell.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  3. [S1357] Georgia Phyllis Whitlock Shank, Wright Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  4. [S1961] The Wright Cemetery, online http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vafloyd/wrightcemeterypicturestext.htm
  5. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.