James Cole1,2

M, b. circa 1784, d. before 1830
FatherJoseph Cole1,2 b. June 9, 1746, d. 1842
MotherSarah Cooper
     James Cole was born circa 1784 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2 He died before 1830.2

Citations

  1. [S1652] Buncombe County Wills, online http://www.obcgs.com/wills-2.html, From the will of Joseph Cole.
  2. [S1937] Jonathan A. Pace and Diane Kenny Pace Families, "Cole History."

Joseph Cole Jr.1,2

M, b. circa 1786, d. circa 1832
FatherJoseph Cole1 b. June 9, 1746, d. 1842
MotherSarah Cooper
     Joseph Cole Jr. married Sussanah Gudger.1,2 Joseph Cole Jr. was born circa 1786 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 He died circa 1832 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1

Family

Sussanah Gudger b. circa 1814
Marriage*He married Sussanah Gudger.1,2 

Citations

  1. [S1937] Jonathan A. Pace and Diane Kenny Pace Families, "Cole History."
  2. [S1246] Yates Publishing, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900.

John Cole1,2

M, b. June 18, 1793, d. September 13, 1877
FatherJoseph Cole1 b. June 9, 1746, d. 1842
MotherSarah Cooper
     John Cole was buried at Mountaintown Baptist Church Cemetery, Ellijay, Gilmer Co., Georgia.2 He married Isabella Wood.1 John Cole was born on June 18, 1793 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2 He married Martha "Patsy" Cody circa 1817 at Buncombe Co., North Carolina.1 John Cole died on September 13, 1877 at Ellijay, Gilmer Co., Georgia, at age 84.1,2

Family 1

Isabella Wood d. 1816
Marriage*He married Isabella Wood.1 

Family 2

Martha "Patsy" Cody b. November 4, 1793, d. August 13, 1877
Marriage*John Cole married Martha "Patsy" Cody circa 1817 at Buncombe Co., North Carolina.1 

Citations

  1. [S1937] Jonathan A. Pace and Diane Kenny Pace Families, "Cole History."
  2. [S8286] Mountaintown Baptist Church Cemetery, Gilmer Co., GA, online www.findagrave.com.

Male Hall1

M, b. October, 1879, d. before June 8, 1880
FatherJackson Lemuel Hall1 b. April 1, 1853, d. April 20, 1943
MotherIsabelle Jane Likens1 b. March 26, 1853, d. December 28, 1936
     Male Hall was born in October, 1879 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He died before June 8, 1880; Not enumerated with his family in the 1880 Census.2

Citations

  1. [S549] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1873-1879.
  2. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.

Casper C. Link1,2

M, b. July 15, 1891, d. April 20, 1905
FatherBurmon/Berman D. Link1,2 b. March 27, 1866, d. January 29, 1939
MotherArminda Cella Walters1,2 b. January 27, 1870, d. September 19, 1930
     Casper C. Link was buried at New Market Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Piedmont Road, Jefferson Co., Tennessee.2 He was born on July 15, 1891 at Virginia.1,2 He died on April 20, 1905 at Jefferson Co., Tennessee, at age 13.2

Census Records

1900Dwelling 20, District 48, Civil District 8, Jefferson Co., Tennessee1

Citations

  1. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1483] James M. Burton (e-mail address), New Market Presbyterian Cemetery, Jefferson Co. TN.

Roscoe Elmer Link1,2,3,4,5,6,7

M, b. March 12, 1895, d. March 19, 1958
FatherBurmon/Berman D. Link1,2,3,4,5,7 b. March 27, 1866, d. January 29, 1939
MotherArminda Cella Walters1,2,3,4,5,7 b. January 27, 1870, d. September 19, 1930
     Roscoe Elmer Link was buried at New Market Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Piedmont Road, Jefferson Co., Tennessee.4 His Social Security Number was 226-10-9810.8 He was born on March 12, 1895 at Jefferson Co., Tennessee.1,4,6,7 He died on March 19, 1958 at Washington Co., Tennessee, at age 63.4,7

Census Records

1900Dwelling 20, District 48, Civil District 8, Jefferson Co., Tennessee1
1910Dwelling 72, District 75, New Market, Jefferson Co., Tennessee2
1920Dwelling 132, District 203, Ward 1, Johnson City, Washington Co., Tennessee3
1930Dwelling 184, District 18, Johnson City, Washington Co., Tennessee5

Occupation

1920Tub factory laborer3
1930Refrigerator engineer5

Citations

  1. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S1483] James M. Burton (e-mail address), New Market Presbyterian Cemetery, Jefferson Co. TN.
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  7. [S3367] Tennessee State Library and Archives, Tennessee, Death Records, 1908-1965.
  8. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Evalina "Eva" Link1,2,3

F, b. August 23, 1897, d. September 19, 1990
FatherBurmon/Berman D. Link1,2,3 b. March 27, 1866, d. January 29, 1939
MotherArminda Cella Walters1,2,3 b. January 27, 1870, d. September 19, 1930
     Her Social Security Number was 226-92-6401.3 Evalina "Eva" Link was buried at Birchlawn Burial Park, Pearisburg, Giles Co., Virginia.4 Her married name was Starnes.3 She married Thomas Ellyson Starnes Sr.3,5 Evalina "Eva" Link was born on August 23, 1897 at Jefferson Co., Tennessee.1,3,4 She died on September 19, 1990 at age 93.3,4

Census Records

1900Dwelling 20, District 48, Civil District 8, Jefferson Co., Tennessee1
1910Dwelling 72, District 75, New Market, Jefferson Co., Tennessee2

Family

Thomas Ellyson Starnes Sr. b. September 27, 1894, d. September 28, 1978
Marriage*Evalina "Eva" Link married Thomas Ellyson Starnes Sr.3,5 
Child
  • Thomas Ellyson Starnes Jr.6

Citations

  1. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  4. [S2254] Birchlawn Burial Park, Giles Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=poff&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSst=48&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GSsr=41&GRid=39865763&CRid=49465&df=all&
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S1238] Florida Department of Health, Florida Divorce Index, 1927-2001.

Sarah Ardella "Della" Lawrence1,2,3,4

F, b. December 26, 1883, d. December 24, 1962
FatherNoah Lawrence1,2,3,4 b. 1850, d. before June 15, 1900
MotherSarah S. Light1,2,3,4 b. May 1, 1851, d. June 26, 1903
     Sarah Ardella "Della" Lawrence was buried at Red Sulphur Springs Church Cemetery, Red Sulphur Springs, Monroe Co., West Virginia.4 She was born on December 26, 1883 at Pilot, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,4 As of September 20, 1906,her married name was Long.3 She married Oral Jefferson Long on September 20, 1906 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,4,5 Sarah Ardella "Della" Lawrence died on December 24, 1962 at Hyattsville, Prince George's Co., Maryland, at age 78.4 She Red Sulphur - Mrs. Sarah Ardella Lawrence Long, 79, of Red Sulphur Springs died at 9:30 p.m. Monday in a Hyattsville, Md., hospital. She had been in ill health for six months. Born at Pilot, Va., Dec. 26, 1883, she was a daughter of the late Noah and Sarah Light Lawrence. She had lived in the Red Sulphur area for 56 years. Mrs. Long was a member of the Red Sulphur Springs Methodist Church. Her husband, O. J. Long, died in 1956. Survivors include five sons, Howard of Baltimore, Md., Herman and Ted, both of Greenville, and Ernest and Homer Long, both of Red Sulphur Springs; two daughters, Mrs. Sarah Hutchinson of Red Sulphur Springs and Mrs. Madeline Meador of Hyattsville, Md; two sisters, Mrs. Laura Rogers of Hinton and Mrs. Newman Long of Craigsville; 24 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Red Sulphur Springs Church with the Rev. Dewitt Furrow and the Rev. Harry Young in charge. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be taken from the Broyles Funeral Home Chapel in Peterstown to the home of a son, Homer, at 4 p.m. today and to the church one hour prior to the funeral. Grandsons will granddaughters will carry flowers. on December 26, 1962.4

Census Records

1900Dwelling 194, District 69, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia1
1910Dwelling 124, District 101, Springfield, Monroe Co., West Virginia6
1920Dwelling 102, District 123, Greenville, Monroe Co., West Virginia7

Family

Oral Jefferson Long b. April 6, 1885, d. November 11, 1956
Marriage*Sarah Ardella "Della" Lawrence married Oral Jefferson Long on September 20, 1906 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,4,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Rosa Jane Wilson obituary in the Jan 19, 1959 edition.
  3. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Sarah Ardella Lawrence Long obituary in the Dec 26, 1962 edition.
  5. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Oral J. Long obituary in the Nov 13, 1956 edition.
  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. [S2036] Miller/Boyers/Wood/Shipman Families, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/7309841/person/-1121542989
  9. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Sarah L. Hutchinson obituary in the Jan 10, 2009 edition.
  10. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Asa Allen Long death certificate.
  11. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Herman B. Long obituary in the Aug 10, 1966 edition.
  12. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  13. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Herman B. Long death certificate.
  14. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Long-Wilson marriage record.
  15. [S798] Register Herald, From the Homer C. Long obituary in the Jan 28, 2010 edition.
  16. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Hutchinson-Long marriage record.

Lura Alice Lawrence1,2,3

F, b. July 4, 1885, d. May 13, 1969
FatherNoah Lawrence1,2,4,5 b. 1850, d. before June 15, 1900
MotherSarah S. Light1,2,4,5 b. May 1, 1851, d. June 26, 1903
     Her Social Security Number was 236-78-8843.6 Lura Alice Lawrence was buried at Forest Hill Cemetery, Forest Hill, Summers Co., West Virginia.7 She was born on July 4, 1885 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,6,4 As of circa 1905,her married name was Rogers.8 She married Dorsey Matthew Rogers circa 1905.8,9,10 Lura Alice Lawrence died on May 13, 1969 at Hinton, Summers Co., West Virginia, at age 83; The SSDI has a death date of May 15, 1969.6,4 She Hinton - Mrs. Lura Rogers, 83, of 502 Cedar Ave., Hinton, died at 5 p.m. Tuesday in a Hinton hospital after a long illness. Born at Christianburg, Va., July 4, 1885, she was the daughter of the late Noah and Sarah Light Lawrence. She had lived in the Hinton area for 65 years and was a member of the Bellepoint Baptist Church. Survivors include four sons, Ray of Kessler, Garland of Hines, Cyrus of Ketterling, Ohio, and Dorsey of Dumfries, Va; two daughters, Mrs. Ted Foster of Hinton and Mrs. James Wallace of Flint, Mich; a sister, Mrs. Newman Long of Craigsville; 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Her husband, Dorsey M. Rogers, died in September, 1957. The body is at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors in Hinton. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. on May 14, 1969.4

Census Records

1900Dwelling 194, District 69, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia1
1910Dwelling 1, District 138, Pipestem, Summers Co., West Virginia8
1920Dwelling 22, District 146, Pipestem, Summers Co., West Virginia11
1930Dwelling 57, District 19, Talcott, Summers Co., West Virginia12

Family

Dorsey Matthew Rogers b. April 23, 1882, d. September 5, 1957
Marriage*Lura Alice Lawrence married Dorsey Matthew Rogers circa 1905.8,9,10 
Children

Citations

  1. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Rosa Jane Wilson obituary in the Jan 19, 1959 edition.
  3. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Rogers-Kelley marriage record.
  4. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Lura Rogers obituary in the May 14, 1969 edition.
  5. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Sarah Ardella Lawrence Long obituary in the Dec 26, 1962 edition.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Lura Rogers obituary in the May 15, 1969 edition.
  8. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S798] Register Herald, From the Dorsey H. Rogers obituary in the Apr 23, 2006 edition.
  10. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Stanley Matthew Rogers obituary in the Aug 13, 1968 edition.
  11. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Claude A. Rogers obituary in the May 27, 1965 edition.
  14. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Claude Almond Rogers death record.
  15. [S4295] Blue Ridge Funeral Homes, online http://www.blueridgefuneralhome.com, From the Hallie Marie Foster obituary.

Texanna Lawrence1,2,3,4

F, b. January 28, 1887, d. February 12, 1975
FatherNoah Lawrence1,2 b. 1850, d. before June 15, 1900
MotherSarah S. Light1,2 b. May 1, 1851, d. June 26, 1903
     Texanna Lawrence was buried at Black's Chapel Cemetery, Camden-on-Gauley, Webster Co., West Virginia.5,6 Her Social Security Number was 232-96-4398.7 She was born on January 28, 1887 at Floyd Co., Virginia.7,6,4 As of September 18, 1911,her married name was Long.4 She married Newman Everment Long on September 18, 1911 at Greenville, Monroe Co., West Virginia.2,4 Texanna Lawrence died on February 12, 1975 at Weston, Lewis Co., West Virginia, at age 88.5,6 She Craigsville - Funeral services for Mrs. Texanna Long, 88, of Craigsville will be at 2 p.m. today in the Cottle Church of God with Rev. Mark Haynic in charge. Burial will be in Black Chapel Cemetery at Camden-on-Gauley. Mrs. Long died Wednesday in a Weston hospital. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Zimmerman of Nettie and Mrs. Delsie Kosholo of Leivasy; five sons, Ray, James, Ermon and Leonard, all of Craigsville, and Clarence of Mansfield, Ohio; 21 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Whit and White Funeral Home in Richwood. on February 14, 1975.5

Census Records

1900Dwelling 194, District 69, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia1
1910Dwelling 124, District 101, Springfield, Monroe Co., West VirginiaEnumerated in the household of her brother-in-law Oral Long3
1920Dwelling 173, District 64, Williamsburg, Greenbrier Co., West Virginia8
1930Dwelling 220, District 12, Kentucky, Nicholas Co., West Virginia9
1940Dwelling 126, District 34-12, Kentucky, Nicholas Co., West Virginia10

Family

Newman Everment Long b. November 7, 1885, d. April 2, 1972
Marriage*Texanna Lawrence married Newman Everment Long on September 18, 1911 at Greenville, Monroe Co., West Virginia.2,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Rosa Jane Wilson obituary in the Jan 19, 1959 edition.
  3. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Long-Lawrence marriage record.
  5. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Texanna Long obituary in the Feb 14, 1975 edition.
  6. [S8928] Black's Chapel Cemetery, Webster Co., WV, online www.findagrave.com.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  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. [S993] Charleston Daily Mail, From the Newman Everment Long obituary in the Apr 4, 1972 edition.
  12. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  13. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Long-Querry marriage record.
  14. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Kosholo-Long marriage record.
  15. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Long-Underwood marriage record.
  16. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Paul Eugene Long death certificate.
  17. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Long-Young marriage record.
  18. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Long-Ellison marriage record.
  19. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Long-Carper marriage record.

Ryan McNeilus Lawrence Sr.1,2,3,4

M, b. September 12, 1907, d. March 6, 2006
FatherArcher Almond "Arch" Lawrence5,1,3,4 b. January 17, 1874, d. September 10, 1941
MotherVirginia Caroline "Jennie" Pettrey5,1,3,4,6 b. March 31, 1873, d. April 26, 1965
     Ryan McNeilus Lawrence Sr. was buried at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Courthouse Road, Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.3,7 He was born on September 12, 1907 at Lick Creek, Summers Co., West Virginia.3 He married Ruby Irene Pettrey circa 1929.2 Ryan McNeilus Lawrence Sr. died on March 6, 2006 at Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia, at age 98.3 He PRINCETON — Mr. Ryan M. Lawrence Sr., 98 1/2, of 637 North Wickham Avenue, Princeton, died peacefully Monday evening, March 6, 2006 at the Princeton Community Hospital. Born Sept. 12, 1907, at Lick Creek, he was the son of the late Archie Almond and Virginia Caroline Pettrey Lawrence. Mr. Lawrence had a long and lustrous career with the Virginian, Norfolk & Western Railroads, having worked for over 50 years, retiring in 1974. While with the railroad, he served in many capacities; his last duty was an air brake inspector in the car department. He had served as local chairman for the Railway Carmen of America and Vice General Chairman for the Joint Protective Board for Union. He was a long time member of the Princeton Church of God and the oldest member of the church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his devoted wife in 1993, Ruby Irene Pettrey Lawrence. Also preceding were nine siblings, Russell, Harless, Leslie, Zed, Clarence, Grace, Beulah, Halley and Giles. Survivors: His children, Ryan M. Lawrence Jr. and wife Dollie of Rock, James Lawrence and wife Alene of Roanoke, Va., Frank Lawrence of Princeton, Arlie Lawrence and wife Pat of Greenville, N.C., Rita Price and husband James of Troutman, N.C; 16 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren; six great, great grandchildren; his sister, Hazel Martin of Grove City, Ohio. On Thursday, March 9, 2006 at 1 p.m., we will celebrate the home going of Ryan Lawrence Sr. from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastors Paul Hall and David Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens on the Courthouse Road in Princeton. Friends may visit with the family today from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. on March 9, 2006.3

Census Records

1910Dwelling 57, District 138, Pipestem, Summers Co., West VirginiaEnumerated as Dorsa M. R. L. Lawrence5
1920Dwelling 34, District 146, Pipestem, Summers Co., West Virginia1
1930Dwelling 254, District 16, Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia2
1940Dwelling 348, District 55-3, Barkers Ridge, Wyoming Co., West Virginia8

Occupation

1930Railroad section laborer2
1940Railroad car repairman8

Family

Ruby Irene Pettrey b. August 25, 1909, d. November 4, 1993
Marriage*Ryan McNeilus Lawrence Sr. married Ruby Irene Pettrey circa 1929.2 
Children

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. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Ryan M. Lawrence, Sr., obituary in the Mar 9, 2006 edition.
  4. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Noah Russell Lawrence obituary in the Aug 5, 1971 edition.
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Virginia C. Lawrence obituary in the Apr 27, 1965 edition.
  7. [S2241] Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Mercer Co., WV, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=conner&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSst=52&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=52527626&CRid=79747&df=all&
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Frank A. Lawrence obituary in the Apr 12, 2012 edition.
  10. [S5627] FamilySearch, West Virginia, Births Index, 1804-1938.

Russell Noah Lawrence1,2,3,4,5,6

M, b. May 31, 1925, d. August 20, 1991
FatherNoah Russell Lawrence1,7,5 b. September 6, 1898, d. August 2, 1971
MotherNannie A. Richards1,7,5 b. August 19, 1903, d. November 24, 1961
     His Social Security Number was 236-26-1396.8 Russell Noah Lawrence was buried at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Courthouse Road, Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.5 He was born on May 31, 1925 at Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.2,8 He married Ruby Mae Lawson on June 29, 1944 at Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.2,3,4,6 Russell Noah Lawrence died on August 20, 1991 at Bluefield, Mercer Co., West Virginia, at age 66.8,5 He BLUEFIELD — Russell Noah Lawrence, 66, of 809 Harry St., Bluefield, died Tuesday at a Bluefield hospital. Born at Princeton, he was the son of the late Russell N. and Nannie Richards Lawrence. He was a former employee with the Virginian Railroad at Princeton and for General Motors in Indiana. He was a retired employee for Platnick Steel at Bluefield, served in the U.S. Navy and was of the Pentecostal Holiness faith. Survivors: wife, Mrs. Ruby M. Lawson Lawrence; sons, Russell Lawrence of Princeton, Don Lawrence of Elgood, Curtis Lawrence of Maryland, Gene Lawrence of Winchester, Va., John Lawrence of Oakvale, Bobby Lawrence of Montcalm and Eddie Lawrence of Athens; daughters, Mrs. Rita Workman of Lerona and Mrs. Loretta Fletcher of Bluefield; sisters, Mrs. Wanda Sizemore of Sophia and Mrs. Annabell Wise of Cleveland, Ohio; 25 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Oliver Avenue Church of God in Princeton with the Rev. John Duncan officiating, and burial at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton and at the church one hour prior to services. Pallbearers will be Robert Workman, Jeremy Finley, Richie Perdue, Jimmy Hazelwood, Richard Hazelwood and Robbie Workman. on August 22, 1991.5

Census Records

1930Dwelling 222, District 16, Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia1

Family

Ruby Mae Lawson b. June 26, 1928, d. December 12, 1995
Marriage*Russell Noah Lawrence married Ruby Mae Lawson on June 29, 1944 at Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.2,3,4,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Lawrence-Lawson marriage record.
  3. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Marvin Eugene Lawrence obituary in the Feb 17, 2006 edition.
  4. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Curtis Lee Lawrence obituary in the Dec 23, 2004 edition.
  5. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Russell Noah Lawrence obituary in the Aug 22, 1991 edition.
  6. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Ruby M. Lawrence obituary in the Dec 14, 1995 edition.
  7. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Noah Russell Lawrence obituary in the Aug 5, 1971 edition.
  8. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Ruby Irene Pettrey1,2

F, b. August 25, 1909, d. November 4, 1993
     Ruby Irene Pettrey was buried at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Courthouse Road, Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.2 Her Social Security Number was 234-96-8000.3 She was born on August 25, 1909 at Lick Creek, Summers Co., West Virginia.3,2,4 As of circa 1929,her married name was Lawrence.5 She married Ryan McNeilus Lawrence Sr., son of Archer Almond "Arch" Lawrence and Virginia Caroline "Jennie" Pettrey, circa 1929.5 Ruby Irene Pettrey died on November 4, 1993 at West Virginia at age 84.3,2

Census Records

1930Dwelling 254, District 16, Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia5
1940Dwelling 348, District 55-3, Barkers Ridge, Wyoming Co., West Virginia6

Family

Ryan McNeilus Lawrence Sr. b. September 12, 1907, d. March 6, 2006
Marriage*Ruby Irene Pettrey married Ryan McNeilus Lawrence Sr., son of Archer Almond "Arch" Lawrence and Virginia Caroline "Jennie" Pettrey, circa 1929.5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Ryan M. Lawrence, Sr., obituary in the Mar 9, 2006 edition.
  2. [S2241] Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Mercer Co., WV, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=conner&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSst=52&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=52527626&CRid=79747&df=all&
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Frank A. Lawrence obituary in the Apr 12, 2012 edition.
  8. [S5627] FamilySearch, West Virginia, Births Index, 1804-1938.

Clarence Lawrence1

M, b. January 31, 1900, d. September 24, 1903
FatherArcher Almond "Arch" Lawrence1 b. January 17, 1874, d. September 10, 1941
MotherVirginia Caroline "Jennie" Pettrey1 b. March 31, 1873, d. April 26, 1965
     Clarence Lawrence was born on January 31, 1900 at West Virginia. He died on September 24, 1903 at West Virginia at age 3.

Citations

  1. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Ryan M. Lawrence, Sr., obituary in the Mar 9, 2006 edition.

Beulah Lawrence1

F, b. January 28, 1906
FatherArcher Almond "Arch" Lawrence1 b. January 17, 1874, d. September 10, 1941
MotherVirginia Caroline "Jennie" Pettrey1 b. March 31, 1873, d. April 26, 1965
     Beulah Lawrence was born on January 28, 1906 at West Virginia.

Citations

  1. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Ryan M. Lawrence, Sr., obituary in the Mar 9, 2006 edition.

Giles Lawrence1

M, b. August 19, 1896
FatherArcher Almond "Arch" Lawrence1 b. January 17, 1874, d. September 10, 1941
MotherVirginia Caroline "Jennie" Pettrey1 b. March 31, 1873, d. April 26, 1965
     Giles Lawrence was born on August 19, 1896 at West Virginia.

Citations

  1. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Ryan M. Lawrence, Sr., obituary in the Mar 9, 2006 edition.

James Wesley Lawrence1,2,3,4,5

M, b. circa 1932, d. circa 2005
FatherRyan McNeilus Lawrence Sr.1,3,4 b. September 12, 1907, d. March 6, 2006
MotherRuby Irene Pettrey1,3,4 b. August 25, 1909, d. November 4, 1993
     James Wesley Lawrence was born circa 1932 at Mullens, Wyoming Co., West Virginia.6 He married Alene Cole on August 18, 1951 at Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.6,2,5 James Wesley Lawrence died circa 2005.5

Census Records

1940Dwelling 348, District 55-3, Barkers Ridge, Wyoming Co., West Virginia3

Family

Alene Cole b. March 13, 1933, d. June 19, 2018
Marriage*James Wesley Lawrence married Alene Cole on August 18, 1951 at Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.6,2,5 
Children
  • James David Lawrence2,5
  • Mark Stuart Lawrence2,5
  • Steven Wesley "Steve" Lawrence2,5,7
  • Cathy Lynn Lawrence2,5

Citations

  1. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Ryan M. Lawrence, Sr., obituary in the Mar 9, 2006 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Lawrence 50th anniversary announcement in the Feb 17, 2002 edition.
  3. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Frank A. Lawrence obituary in the Apr 12, 2012 edition.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Alene C. Lawrence obituary in the Jun 23, 2018 edition.
  6. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Lawrence-Cole marriage record.
  7. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Alene Cole1,2

F, b. March 13, 1933, d. June 19, 2018
     Alene Cole was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.2 She was born on March 13, 1933 at Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.2 As of August 18, 1951,her married name was Lawrence.1 She married James Wesley Lawrence, son of Ryan McNeilus Lawrence Sr. and Ruby Irene Pettrey, on August 18, 1951 at Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.1,3,2 Alene Cole died on June 19, 2018 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 85.2 She Alene C. Lawrence, 85, of Roanoke, Va., was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. She was born on Monday, March 13, 1933, in Princeton, W.Va., daughter of the late Coy Royster Cole Jr. and Virgie Mae Riffe Cole. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 54 years, James Wesley Lawrence. Alene grew up in Rock, W.Va. She married her high school sweetheart, James, on August 18, 1951. Their journey together led them from West Virginia to Austria, Chicago, and lastly Virginia. Beginning in 1968, Alene enjoyed a long exemplary career with Elizabeth Arden and its predecessors. Alene and James were charter members of the Salem Church of God where she faithfully served as a Sunday School teacher for many years. Alene was a godly woman who was gracious, kind, and loving, always preferring others above herself. She will be treasured as a devoted wife and loving mother and grandmother. Alene is survived by her children, James David Lawrence and wife, Sally Brewer Lawrence, Steven Wesley Lawrence, Mark Stuart Lawrence and wife, Lauren L. Lawrence, and Cathy Lynn Lawrence; grandchildren, James S. Lawrence and wife, Katie Lawrence, Cole S. Lawrence and wife, Lindsey Lawrence, Joshua R. Lawrence and wife, Cynthia Lawrence, and Ivey E. Amburgey and husband, Andrew Amburgey; siblings, Peggy Yeary and husband Phil, and Leoma Worthington; and beloved pets, Susy, Lissy Lou, and Sulmi. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 24, 2018, at the John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home in Salem, Va. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 25, 2018 in the funeral home's chapel with Rev. Mark Cary officiating. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park. The family extends special thanks to Dr. Vashist Nobbee of Lewis Gale Physicians for his loving care. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Good Samaritan Hospice at 2408 Electric Road in Roanoke, Va. 24018. on June 23, 2018.2

Family

James Wesley Lawrence b. circa 1932, d. circa 2005
Marriage*She married James Wesley Lawrence, son of Ryan McNeilus Lawrence Sr. and Ruby Irene Pettrey, on August 18, 1951 at Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.1,3,2 
Children
  • James David Lawrence3,2
  • Mark Stuart Lawrence3,2
  • Steven Wesley "Steve" Lawrence3,2,4
  • Cathy Lynn Lawrence3,2

Citations

  1. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Lawrence-Cole marriage record.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Alene C. Lawrence obituary in the Jun 23, 2018 edition.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Lawrence 50th anniversary announcement in the Feb 17, 2002 edition.
  4. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Frank Almond Lawrence1,2,3

M, b. January 27, 1934, d. April 11, 2012
FatherRyan McNeilus Lawrence Sr.1,4,5,6 b. September 12, 1907, d. March 6, 2006
MotherRuby Irene Pettrey1,4,5,6 b. August 25, 1909, d. November 4, 1993
     Frank Almond Lawrence was buried at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Courthouse Road, Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.6 He was born on January 27, 1934 at Iroquois, Wyoming Co., West Virginia.5,6 He married Mildred Ruth Cockerham on October 29, 1960 at Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.2 Frank Almond Lawrence died on April 11, 2012 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 78.3,6 He PRINCETON - Mr. Frank A. Lawrence, 78, of Princeton, W.Va., died peacefully at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Va. on Wednesday, April 11, 2012. Born in Iroquois, W.Va. on January 27, 1934, he was the son of the late Ryan M. Lawrence Sr. and Ruby Pettrey Lawrence. Mr. Lawrence was employed in the trucking industry after serving in the U.S. Army in Korea and during his working career he lived in Staunton, Va., Charlottesville, Va., and Harrisburg, N.C. and has been a resident of Princeton for the last several years, caring for his parents prior to their passing. Frank was an avid fan of Country and Southern Gospel Music and Nascar Racing, spending his latter years with his loving pet, Taco, at his home in Princeton. Mr. Lawrence is survived by his immediate family including three brothers, Ryan Lawrence Jr. and wife, Dollie of Rock, W.Va., James W. Lawrence and wife, Alene of Roanoke, Va., Arlie E. Lawrence and wife, Pat of Greenville, N.C; and one sister, Rita Price and husband, James of Statesville, N.C; various other family members including cousins, nieces, and nephews live primarily in the Princeton area. Mercer County Veteran Counsel will conduct military graveside rites on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in the Chapel of the Wildwood Mausoleum. on April 12, 2012.6

Census Records

1940Dwelling 348, District 55-3, Barkers Ridge, Wyoming Co., West Virginia4

Family

Mildred Ruth Cockerham
Marriage*Frank Almond Lawrence married Mildred Ruth Cockerham on October 29, 1960 at Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.2 

Citations

  1. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Ryan M. Lawrence, Sr., obituary in the Mar 9, 2006 edition.
  2. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Lawrence-Cockerham marriage record.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S5627] FamilySearch, West Virginia, Births Index, 1804-1938.
  6. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Frank A. Lawrence obituary in the Apr 12, 2012 edition.