Orlin Noel Riffe1,2,3,4

M, b. August 25, 1905, d. June 15, 1974
FatherWade Hampton Riffe1,2,3,5,6 b. July 26, 1879, d. July 25, 1962
MotherMary Walton Cole1,2,3,5,6 b. March 1, 1885, d. November 19, 1942
     His Social Security Number was 236-44-4539.7 Orlin Noel Riffe was buried at Calfee Cemetery, Mount Tabor Road, Mount Tabor, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.6,4 He was born on August 25, 1905 at Lester, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.7,3,6,4 He married Corda Fitzpatrick on October 6, 1956 at Oak Hill, Fayette Co., West Virginia.3,6,8 Orlin Noel Riffe died on June 15, 1974 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia, at age 68.7,6,4 He Orlin N. Riffe, 68, of Crab Orchard died at 8:25 p.m. Saturday in a local hospital following a long illness. He was born at Lester on Aug. 25, 1905 a son of the late Wade H. and May Cole Riffe. He was a school teacher and principal in Raleigh County for 37 years and has been retired for the past four years. He was a member of the Crab Orchard Baptist Church, Lions Club, Moose Club and the Twin Oaks Country Club. He was a life time resident of Raleigh County. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Corda Fitzpatrick Riffe; a stepson Mark of Crab Orchard; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Merin (Nila) Meadows of Falls Church, Va; Mrs. Robert L. Pruett of Fredericksburg, Va; a brother, Haskell Riffe of Lester; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Fleshman of Ridgecrest, Calif, Miss Louise Riffe of China Lake, Calif; a stepmother, Mrs. Pearl Riffe of Lester; eight grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Crab Orchard Baptist Church with Revs. Bill Withers and Shirley Donnelly officiating. The body will be take to the church one hour prior to the services. Friends may call at the Calfee Funeral Home from 5 to 9 p.m. today. Burial will be at the Calfee Cemetery at Mount Tabor. Pallbearers include Sherman Trail, Samuel Meadows, Dallas Lilly, Glen Shumate, Perry O'Neal, Joe Shelor, Bill Coughlin and Mason Anderson. on June 17, 1974.6

Census Records

1920Dwelling 161, District 171, Lester, Raleigh Co., West Virginia2
1930Dwelling 463, District 29, Trap Hill, Raleigh Co., West Virginia1

Family

Corda Fitzpatrick b. August 6, 1911, d. May 26, 2003
Marriage*Orlin Noel Riffe married Corda Fitzpatrick on October 6, 1956 at Oak Hill, Fayette Co., West Virginia.3,6,8 

Citations

  1. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Riffe-Riffe marriage record.
  4. [S4028] Calfee Cemetery, Raleigh Co., WV, online http://www.findagrave.com
  5. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Mary W. Riffe obituary in the Nov 20, 1942 edition.
  6. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Orlin N. Riffe obituary in the Jun 17, 1974 edition.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S798] Register Herald, From the Cora A. Riffe obituary in the May 28, 2003 edition.

Jessie Louise Riffe1,2,3

F, b. September 17, 1910, d. April 14, 1993
FatherWade Hampton Riffe4,1,2,5 b. July 26, 1879, d. July 25, 1962
MotherMary Walton Cole4,1,2,5 b. March 1, 1885, d. November 19, 1942
     Her Social Security Number was 550-68-0824.6 Jessie Louise Riffe was born on September 17, 1910 at West Virginia.3,6 She died on April 14, 1993 at Kern Co., California, at age 82.3,6

Census Records

1920Dwelling 161, District 171, Lester, Raleigh Co., West Virginia1
1930Dwelling 463, District 29, Trap Hill, Raleigh Co., West Virginia4

Citations

  1. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Mary W. Riffe obituary in the Nov 20, 1942 edition.
  3. [S451] Center for Health Statistics Department of Health Services, California Death Index, 1940-1997.
  4. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Orlin N. Riffe obituary in the Jun 17, 1974 edition.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Haskell Othello Riffe1,2

M, b. August 9, 1903, d. December, 1985
FatherWade Hampton Riffe1,3,4,5 b. July 26, 1879, d. July 25, 1962
MotherMary Walton Cole1,3,4,5 b. March 1, 1885, d. November 19, 1942
     His Social Security Number was 236-01-1237.6 Haskell Othello Riffe was born on August 9, 1903 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.6,7 He married Beatrice Patrica Richmond on February 16, 1926 at Lester, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.7 Haskell Othello Riffe died in December, 1985 at age 82.6

Census Records

1920Dwelling 161, District 171, Lester, Raleigh Co., West Virginia1
1930Dwelling 57, District 27, Lester, Raleigh Co., West Virginia8

Occupation

1930Coal miner8

Family

Beatrice Patrica Richmond b. circa 1907
Marriage*Haskell Othello Riffe married Beatrice Patrica Richmond on February 16, 1926 at Lester, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.7 
Children

Citations

  1. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S6918] Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, From the Philip Thomas Riffe obituary in the Aug 25, 2009 edition.
  3. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Mary W. Riffe obituary in the Nov 20, 1942 edition.
  4. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Orlin N. Riffe obituary in the Jun 17, 1974 edition.
  5. [S798] Register Herald, From the Betty Lou Riffe Daniel obituary in the Jun 6, 2015 edition.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Riffe-Richmond marriage record.
  8. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Daniel-Riffe marriage record.
  10. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Riffe-Shrewsbury marriage record.
  11. [S798] Register Herald, From the Robert L. Riffe obituary in the Oct 1, 2013 edition.
  12. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Riffe-Lawson marriage record.
  13. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Riffe-Hampton marriage record.
  14. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Philip Thomas Riffe Sr.1,2,3

M, b. October 8, 1926, d. August 22, 2009
FatherHaskell Othello Riffe1,2,3 b. August 9, 1903, d. December, 1985
MotherBeatrice Patrica Richmond1,2,3 b. circa 1907
     Philip Thomas Riffe Sr. was born on October 8, 1926 at Lester, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.4,5,2 He married Paige Jeanette Turner on October 3, 1946 at Hernando, DeSoto Co., Mississippi.2,6 Philip Thomas Riffe Sr. died on August 22, 2009 at Bartlesville, Washington Co., Oklahoma, at age 82.4,5,2 He Philip Thomas Riffe, 82, of Bartlesville passed away Saturday, August 22, 2009, 4:20 p.m. at his home. A Memorial Service is scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Walker-Brown Chapel with Tom Riffe officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Walker-Brown Funeral Home. Philip was born October 8, 1926 in Lester, WV to Haskell Othello and Beatrice (Richmond) Riffe. On October 3, 1946 he married Paige Turner in Hernando, MS. Philip served his country during WWII in the US Army where he received the WWII Victory Ribbon and Good Conduct Medal. After the service he attended West Virginia University receiving a Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering in 1950. Shortly after graduation he began his career with American Cyanamid and retired in 1986 after 35 years of dedicated service. Philip and Paige moved to Apopka, FL where he enjoyed spending his time on the golf course. In January of 2006 they moved to Bartlesville so they could be closer to family. He was a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Philip is survived by his wife Paige and two sons; Tom and wife Maria Riffe of Bexley, OH, Wade Turner and wife Cindy of Bartlesville. One brother, Robert Riffe of Virginia, sister Betty and husband Glen Daniel of Lester, WV, seven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Philip was preceded in death by his parents, infant daughter Jane and brother Noel "Babe" Riffe. on August 25, 2009.2

Census Records

1930Dwelling 57, District 27, Lester, Raleigh Co., West Virginia1
1930Dwelling 463, District 29, Trap Hill, Raleigh Co., West VirginiaEnumerated in the household of his grandfather Wade Riffe1

Family

Paige Jeanette Turner b. August 19, 1928, d. June 5, 2012
Marriage*Philip Thomas Riffe Sr. married Paige Jeanette Turner on October 3, 1946 at Hernando, DeSoto Co., Mississippi.2,6 
Children
  • Philip Thomas "Tom" Riffe Jr.2,6
  • Wade Turner Riffe2,6
  • Jane Riffe2,6,7 b. May 17, 1950, d. May 17, 1950

Citations

  1. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S6918] Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, From the Philip Thomas Riffe obituary in the Aug 25, 2009 edition.
  3. [S798] Register Herald, From the Betty Lou Riffe Daniel obituary in the Jun 6, 2015 edition.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  5. [S3600] U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010.
  6. [S798] Register Herald, From the Paige Turner Riffe obituary in the Jun 11, 2012 edition.
  7. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Jane Riffe death certificate.

Beatrice Patrica Richmond1,2

F, b. circa 1907
     Beatrice Patrica Richmond was born circa 1907 at West Virginia.1 As of February 16, 1926,her married name was Riffe.2 She married Haskell Othello Riffe, son of Wade Hampton Riffe and Mary Walton Cole, on February 16, 1926 at Lester, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.2

Census Records

1930Dwelling 57, District 27, Lester, Raleigh Co., West Virginia1

Family

Haskell Othello Riffe b. August 9, 1903, d. December, 1985
Marriage*Beatrice Patrica Richmond married Haskell Othello Riffe, son of Wade Hampton Riffe and Mary Walton Cole, on February 16, 1926 at Lester, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.2 
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 Riffe-Richmond marriage record.
  3. [S6918] Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, From the Philip Thomas Riffe obituary in the Aug 25, 2009 edition.
  4. [S798] Register Herald, From the Betty Lou Riffe Daniel obituary in the Jun 6, 2015 edition.
  5. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Daniel-Riffe marriage record.
  6. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Riffe-Shrewsbury marriage record.
  7. [S798] Register Herald, From the Robert L. Riffe obituary in the Oct 1, 2013 edition.
  8. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Riffe-Lawson marriage record.
  9. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Riffe-Hampton marriage record.
  10. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Betty Lou Riffe1,2,3

F, b. April 25, 1928, d. June 3, 2015
FatherHaskell Othello Riffe1,2,4,3 b. August 9, 1903, d. December, 1985
MotherBeatrice Patrica Richmond1,2,4,3 b. circa 1907
     Betty Lou Riffe was buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5250 Robert Centre Byrd Drive, Prosperity, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.3 She was born on April 25, 1928 at Lester, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.2,3,5 As of August 16, 1947,her married name was Daniel.2 She married Glen Patton Daniel on August 16, 1947 at Lester, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.2,4,3,6 Betty Lou Riffe died on June 3, 2015 at Lester, Raleigh Co., West Virginia, at age 87.3,5 She Betty Lou Riffe Daniel passed away peacefully at her home in Lester on June 3, 2015. She was 87 years of age. Mrs. Daniel was born at Lester, W.Va., near the Riffe Homeplace on April 25, 1928. Betty's paternal grandparents were Wade Hampton Riffe and Mary Cole Riffe and her maternal grandparents were Calvin H. Richmond and Nora Garten Richmond. She was a favorite niece of Judge Winton Riffe. Her parents were the late Beatrice Norma Richmond Riffe and Haskell Othello Riffe. She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years Glen Patton Daniel, who died April 19, 2010. Betty and Glen met at Trap Hill High School in 1943. They were married August 16, 1947, in her parents' home overlooking their garden where the Rose of Sharon was blooming. Their marriage was blessed with two daughters, Betty Susanne Boyce and husband Lourn M. Boyce Jr. of Lester and Mary Louise Hansberry and husband Thomas J. Hansberry Jr. of Bridgeport, W.Va. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers, Philip Thomas Riffe Sr., Robert Louis Riffe Sr., and Noel "Babe" Riffe. Brothers-in-law Lewis Gratton Daniel and Quentin Sidney Daniel also preceded her in death; as well as sisters-in-law Ida Virginia Hampton Riffe, Paige Turner Riffe, Jean Lillian Shrewsbury Riffe, and Genevieve Smith. Surviving her are sisters-in-law Lou Riffe Gates, Othello Massey and Ann Daniel, as well as many beloved nieces and nephews. A dear aunt and uncle respectively, Nadine Richmond Wade Dingess and Rev. Quentin Richmond, survive her. Her four grandchildren are Lourn Maxwell Boyce III and his wife Cynthia Dawn Miller Boyce of Pineville; Benjamin Glen Daniel Boyce and his wife Melissa Ann Honaker Boyce of Lester; Matthew Bryan Hansberry and Megan Elaine Hansberry of Bridgeport. Her 10 great-grandchildren are Jacob Maxwell Boyce, Jorgianna Mycaela Boyce, Ashley Cailyn Boyce, Kelsey Allison Boyce, Bowdy Caleb Daniel Boyce, Kylee Paige Boyce, Tansi Elisabette Boyce, Madison Lynn Hansberry, Emma Kate Hansberry, and Grace Elizabeth Hansberry. She has one great-great-grandchild, Aubrey Madison Lester. Betty graduated from Trap Hill High School in 1947. She was a member of the Girl Scouts growing up and was an accomplished seamstress. Throughout her life she wrote about daily life and dreams in diaries and journals. She played the piano as well and her favorite piece was "On the Jericho Road." She attended Concord College. Mrs. Daniel graduated with a B.S. Degree in Elementary Education from Morris Harvey College. She retired from Raleigh County School after 30 years of teaching. During this time she taught at Hotchkiss School and Blackberry School, which were both one-room schools with grades one through nine. She also taught at Mark Twain School and Lester Elementary School and Lester Junior High School. She was actively involved with the 4-H Club as a leader. Betty Lou Riffe Daniel loved God and taught her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchild to trust in God. She believed in the importance of God and family. She was always so kind, patient and caring. Betty lovingly cared for her husband Glen through an extensive illness. Thanks to her special friends Brenda, Kay, and Mildred; she loved you. She loved to sing and whistle while she worked around the house or played with the children. Everyone will remember her wonderful laugh. "Actions speak louder than words" and "the truth will set you free" were her favorite sayings. Mrs. Daniel was a member of the West Virginia Retired Teachers Association. She was a member of the Deborah Rebecca Lodge. She was also a member of Lester Church of God and attended First Assembly of God Church. Pallbearers will be Lourn M. Boyce Jr.,Thomas J. Hansberry Jr., L. Maxwell Boyce III, Benjamin G.D. Boyce, Matthew B. Hansberry, Jacob M. Boyce, and Bowdy C. D. Boyce. Visitation will be Sunday, June 7, 2015, at Melton's Mortuary for family 10 to 11 a.m. Friends can visit from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Family will gather at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum #3 at 2 p.m., where she will be laid to rest. Rev. Dewy Lowe will preside. on June 6, 2015.3

Census Records

1930Dwelling 57, District 27, Lester, Raleigh Co., West Virginia1

Family

Glen Patton Daniel b. September 1, 1928, d. April 19, 2010
Marriage*Betty Lou Riffe married Glen Patton Daniel on August 16, 1947 at Lester, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.2,4,3,6 
Children
  • Betty Susanne Daniel3,6
  • Mary Louise Daniel3,6

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 Daniel-Riffe marriage record.
  3. [S798] Register Herald, From the Betty Lou Riffe Daniel obituary in the Jun 6, 2015 edition.
  4. [S6918] Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, From the Philip Thomas Riffe obituary in the Aug 25, 2009 edition.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  6. [S798] Register Herald, From the Glen Patton Daniel obituary in the Apr 24, 2010 edition.

Robert Louis Riffe Sr.1,2,3,4,5

M, b. May 11, 1929, d. September 26, 2013
FatherHaskell Othello Riffe1,2,6,3,5 b. August 9, 1903, d. December, 1985
MotherBeatrice Patrica Richmond1,2,6,3,5 b. circa 1907
     Robert Louis Riffe Sr. was buried at Quantico National Cemetery, 18424 Joplin Road (Route 619), Triangle, Prince William Co., Virginia.4,5 He was born on May 11, 1929 at Lester, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.2,4,7 He married Jean Lillian Shrewsbury on September 5, 1951 at Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.2,8 Robert Louis Riffe Sr. died on September 26, 2013 at Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 84.4,5,7 He LOCUST GROVE, Va. — Robert L. Riffe, 84 of Locust Grove, died peacefully at his home on Saturday, September 26th, of heart failure. Bob is survived by his wife Jean of 62 years; his sons Robert (Pam), Richmond, Va., Brian (Pam), Fairfax Station, Va; Timothy (Robin), Lake of the Woods, Va. and Steven, Jeannette, Pa; 12 grandchildren: Rene', Matthew, Karen, Daniel, Erin, Richard, Michelle, Christopher, Steven, Sean, Samuel, and Cole and three great grandchildren, Lennox, Gabriel and Norah. He was preceded in death by his brothers Phillip and Noel "Babe" and is survived by his sister Betty Lou Daniel. Lester, W.Va. Robert was the son of Haskell O. Riffe and Beatrice (Richmond) Riffe of Lester, W.Va., near Beckley. Bob attended Beckley College on a basketball scholarship. After marriage in 1951, Bob served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. Upon return to the United States, Bob worked first as an Electronics Technician at Melpar and later at the Night Vision Laboratories, Department of the Army at Ft. Belvoir, Va., retiring in 1993. A 44-year member of Occoquan Lodge No. 310, AF&AM, a member of Edward H. Cann Lodge No. 1752, AF&AM and served as Worshipful Master of both Lodges. Bob also belonged to the Order of the Eastern Star (OES). He was a member of Occoquan Chapter No. 59 Woodbridge, Va. for 43 years where he served six times as Worthy Patron. He also belonged to Fredericksburg Chapter No. 29. Bob served in various committee positions of the Grand Chapter (State of Virginia) of the OES. Bob was frequently sought after for initiations, funerals, and other Eastern Star and Masonic occasions. Bob was active in St. Paul's United Methodist in Woodbridge, after moving to Lake of the Woods, he joined The Lake of the Woods Church where he served as a Stephen's Minister for several years. Bob was a great father and role model for his four children. Known as "Poppy" to his 12 grandchildren. Daniel Riffe posted the following:. "Poppy you were an inspiration, a role model and amazing grandfather! Your kind heart and gentle nature will be remembered and passed along through your beautiful wife, children and grandchildren. You have made an amazing family and we will miss you deeply but your life, your laugh and your love will live on through each and every one of us! Heaven is lucky to have such an amazing angel, I know you'll be watching over us!" A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 3, 2013, at Lake of the Woods Church, Locust Grove, with a Masonic and Eastern Star Service to be held at 7:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, October 4 at the church. Reverend Mike Lemay will officiate. Interment to follow at Quantico National Cemetery, Triangle, Va. on October 1, 2013.5

Census Records

1930Dwelling 57, District 27, Lester, Raleigh Co., West Virginia1

Family

Jean Lillian Shrewsbury b. October 14, 1932, d. August 8, 2014
Marriage*Robert Louis Riffe Sr. married Jean Lillian Shrewsbury on September 5, 1951 at Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.2,8 
Children
  • Robert Louis Riffe Jr.9,5,8,10
  • Brian Douglas Riffe5,8,10
  • Timothy William Riffe5,8
  • Steven Glen Riffe5,8,10

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 Riffe-Shrewsbury marriage record.
  3. [S798] Register Herald, From the Betty Lou Riffe Daniel obituary in the Jun 6, 2015 edition.
  4. [S3451] Quantico National Cemetery, Prince William Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  5. [S798] Register Herald, From the Robert L. Riffe obituary in the Oct 1, 2013 edition.
  6. [S6918] Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, From the Philip Thomas Riffe obituary in the Aug 25, 2009 edition.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S798] Register Herald, From the Jean Lillian Shrewsbury Riffe obituary in the Aug 14, 2014 edition.
  9. [S7816] Greater New Jersey Annual Conference Commission on Archives and History, New Jersey, United Methodist Church Records, 1800-1970.
  10. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Lucy Pearl Riffe1,2,3

F, b. September 13, 1889, d. May 20, 1965
FatherOliver Perry Riffe1,2 b. March 29, 1860, d. July 25, 1926
MotherRuhama Davis1,2 b. September 13, 1865, d. July 4, 1937
     Lucy Pearl Riffe was buried at Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.4,2 She was born on September 13, 1889 at Lester, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.1,4,2 As of April 1, 1908,her married name was Egnor.3 She married Robert Cleveland Egnor on April 1, 1908 at Crab Orchard, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.3 Lucy Pearl Riffe died on May 20, 1965 at Crab Orchard, Raleigh Co., West Virginia, at age 75.4,2 She Mrs. Lucy Pearl Egnor, 75, of Crab Orchard, died at her home at 1:15 p.m. Thursday. Mrs. Egnor was born at Lester, Sept. 13, 1889, a daughter of the late Oliver P. and Ruhama Davis Riffe. She was married to Robert C. Egnor, Aug. 8, 1953 (actually April 1, 1908). Mrs. Egnor had been a lifelong resident of Raleigh County and a member of the Crab Orchard Baptist Church for approximately 60 years. Mrs. Egnor was also a member of Circle No. 5 and served as a deaconess of the church. Mrs. Egnor was co-owner of R. C. Egnor Monument Co., at Crab Orchard. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Alden (Edna) Deck of Crab Orchard; one son, Russell Egnor, of Alexandria, Va; three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; four brothers, Duffy, Virgel and Walton Riffe, all of Crab Orchard, and Cecil Riffe of Richmond, Va; four sisters, Mrs. Lakie Fink, Mrs. Macie Snuffer, Mrs. Mabel Gunter and Mrs. Hattie Shrewsberry, all of Crab Orchard. The body is at Melton Mortuary, where friends may call after 4 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held at the Crab Orchard Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Saturday by Dr. C. S. Donnelly. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church one hour before services. Pallbearers will be Basil Wilcox, Clyde Fitzpatrick, Howard Hunt, Gilmer Hughes, Russell Bonds, Cecil Edmonds, Harvey Clay and Charles Lively. The Fellowship Class and the choir of the church will serve as flowerbearers. on May 21, 1965.2

Census Records

1900Dwelling 219, District 122, Trap Hill, Raleigh Co., West Virginia1
1910Dwelling 669, District 177, Pemberton, Raleigh Co., West Virginia5
1920Dwelling 511, District 169, Glen White, Raleigh Co., West Virginia6
1930Dwelling 116, District 26, Town, Raleigh Co., West Virginia7
1940Dwelling 293, District 41-39, Town, Raleigh Co., West Virginia8

Family

Robert Cleveland Egnor b. June 4, 1884, d. August 8, 1953
Marriage*Lucy Pearl Riffe married Robert Cleveland Egnor on April 1, 1908 at Crab Orchard, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Lucy Pearl Egnor obituary in the May 21, 1965 edition.
  3. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Egnor-Riffe marriage record.
  4. [S1786] Celia & Ritch's Family Tree, online http://awtc.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=celia&id=I08168
  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. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Dr. Robert Wayman Riffe1,2,3,4,5

M, b. February 11, 1891, d. June 24, 1961
FatherOliver Perry Riffe1,2,5 b. March 29, 1860, d. July 25, 1926
MotherRuhama Davis1,2,5 b. September 13, 1865, d. July 4, 1937
     Dr. Robert Wayman Riffe was buried at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Courthouse Road, Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.5 He was born on February 11, 1891 at Lester, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.1,3,4,5 He married Ina Berine Beckner on April 7, 1943 at Bluefield, Mercer Co., West Virginia.6 Dr. Robert Wayman Riffe died on June 24, 1961 at North Fork, McDowell Co., West Virginia, at age 70.5

Census Records

1900Dwelling 219, District 122, Trap Hill, Raleigh Co., West Virginia1
1910Dwelling 653, District 157, Mabscott, Raleigh Co., West Virginia2
1930Dwelling 44, District 39, North Fork, McDowell Co., West Virginia7

Occupation

1910Farm hand2
1930Dentist7

Family

Ina Berine Beckner b. circa 1906
Marriage*Dr. Robert Wayman Riffe married Ina Berine Beckner on April 7, 1943 at Bluefield, Mercer Co., West Virginia.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. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  4. [S1253] Selective Service System United States, U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.
  5. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Robert Wayman Riffe death record.
  6. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Riffe-Beckner marriage record.
  7. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.

Duffy Alderson "Duff" Riffe1,2,3,4,5

M, b. December 23, 1892, d. December 1, 1969
FatherOliver Perry Riffe1,2,6,7,8 b. March 29, 1860, d. July 25, 1926
MotherRuhama Davis1,2,6,7,8 b. September 13, 1865, d. July 4, 1937
     His Social Security Number was 233-58-2603.9 Duffy Alderson "Duff" Riffe was buried at Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.8 He was born on December 23, 1892 at Lester, Raleigh Co., West Virginia; The SSDI has a birth date of Dec 22, 1892.9,3,4,8 He married Lillian Beatrice "Bea" Stephens circa 1921.5 Duffy Alderson "Duff" Riffe died on December 1, 1969 at Crab Orchard, Raleigh Co., West Virginia, at age 76.9,8 He Funeral services for Duffy A. Riffe, 76, of Crab Orchard will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Crab Orchard Baptist Church with the Rev. Shirley Donnelly in charge. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park. He died at 7:15 a.m. Monday in his home following a long illness. Born at Lester on Dec 23, 1892, he was a son of the late Oliver P. and Ruhama Davis Riffe. A lifelong resident of Raleigh County, he was a retired stone mason and farmer, a veteran of World War I and a member of the Crab Orchard Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lillian Beatrice Riffe; three daughters, Mrs. Danie (Esther) Plumley and Mrs. Ray (Frances) Dickerson, both of Beckley and Miss Alice Riffe, at home; three sons, Orville, Raleigh, N.C., Tracey, Beckley and Ellis, Crab Orchard; a foster daughter, Mrs. Calla Taylor, Jacksonville, Fla; four sisters, Mrs. Lakie Fink, Mrs. Macie Snuffer, Mrs. Mable Gunter and Mrs. Hattie Shrewsberry, all of Crab Orchard; three brothers, Virgil and Walton, both of Crab Orchard and Cecil, Richmond, Va., and six grandchildren. The body is at the Calfee Funeral Home. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the services. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. today. Pallbearers will be Cleve Phipps, Oakey Mills, Gene Deck, John Lamb, Paul Hunt, and W. M. Horton. on December 2, 1969.8

Census Records

1900Dwelling 219, District 122, Trap Hill, Raleigh Co., West Virginia1
1910Dwelling 653, District 157, Mabscott, Raleigh Co., West Virginia2
1920Dwelling 621, District 169, Glen White, Raleigh Co., West Virginia6
1930Dwelling 109, District 26, Town, Raleigh Co., West Virginia5
1940Dwelling 310, District 41-39, Town, Raleigh Co., West Virginia10

Occupation

1920Coal mine brakeman6
1930Farmer5
1940Farmer10

Family

Lillian Beatrice "Bea" Stephens b. April 2, 1901, d. August 31, 1991
Marriage*Duffy Alderson "Duff" Riffe married Lillian Beatrice "Bea" Stephens circa 1921.5 
Children

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. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  4. [S1253] Selective Service System United States, U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Lucy Pearl Egnor obituary in the May 21, 1965 edition.
  8. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Duffy A. Riffe obituary in the Dec 2, 1969 edition.
  9. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  10. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Plumley-Riffe marriage record.
  12. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Orval Ray Riffe obituary in an unknown edition.
  13. [S7998] Calfee Funeral Home, online www.calfeefuneralhome.com, From the Ellis Riffe obituary.
  14. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Riffe-Allen marriage record.
  15. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Riffe-Phipps marriage record.
  16. [S7998] Calfee Funeral Home, online www.calfeefuneralhome.com, From the Tracy L. Riffe obituary.
  17. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Riffe-Meek marriage record.
  18. [S616] Charleston Gazette, From the Lillian Beatrice Riffe obituary in the Sep 2, 1991 edition.
  19. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Dickerson-Riffe marriage record.

Virgil Ray Riffe1,2,3

M, b. October 30, 1896, d. September 19, 1972
FatherOliver Perry Riffe4,5,1,6,7,8 b. March 29, 1860, d. July 25, 1926
MotherRuhama Davis4,5,1,6,7,8 b. September 13, 1865, d. July 4, 1937
     Virgil Ray Riffe was buried at Mount Tabor Cemetery, Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.8 His Social Security Number was 233-18-2176.9 He was born on October 30, 1896 at Surveyor, Raleigh Co., West Virginia; His WWI Draft Registration card has a birth date of Oct 31, 1897 and his WWII Draft Registration card has a birth date of Oct 31, 1896.4,9,10,2 He married Gay Harper on August 14, 1926 at Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.11,3 Virgil Ray Riffe died on September 19, 1972 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia, at age 75.9,8 He Funeral services for Virgil Riffe, 75, of Crab Orchard, will be held at the Crab Orchard Baptist Church at 2 p.m. today with the Rev. Shirley Donnelly and the Rev. Bill Withers in charge. Burial will follow in Mt. Tabor Cemetery. Riffe died at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in a local hospital. A son of the late Oliver and Ruhama Davis Riffe, he was born Oct. 30, 1896, at Lester. He was a retired miner and a member of the Crab Orchard Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Gary (should be Gay) Harper Riffe; a daughter, Mrs. Lowell (Eunice) Canaday of Crab Orchard; three sons, Dennis of Crab Orchard, Ewell of Daniels, and Donald of Beckley; two brothers, Cecil of Richmond, Va., and Walton of Crab Orchard; three sisters, Mrs. Macie Snuffer, Mrs. Lakie Fink, and Mrs. Hattie Shrewsberry, all of Crab Orchard, and 11 grandchildren. The body will be moved to the church one hour prior to the service. The body is at Calfee Funeral Home. on September 21, 1972.8

Census Records

1900Dwelling 219, District 122, Trap Hill, Raleigh Co., West Virginia4
1910Dwelling 653, District 157, Mabscott, Raleigh Co., West Virginia5
1920Dwelling 621, District 169, Glen White, Raleigh Co., West Virginia1
1930Dwelling 26, District 26, Town, Raleigh Co., West Virginia12
1940Dwelling 280, District 41-39, Town, Raleigh Co., West Virginia13

Occupation

1920Coal mine laborer1
1930Truck driver12
1940Coal miner13

Family

Gay Harper b. April 4, 1906, d. January 1, 2001
Marriage*Virgil Ray Riffe married Gay Harper on August 14, 1926 at Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.11,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1253] Selective Service System United States, U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.
  3. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Riffe-Harper marriage record.
  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. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Lucy Pearl Egnor obituary in the May 21, 1965 edition.
  7. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Duffy A. Riffe obituary in the Dec 2, 1969 edition.
  8. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Virgil Riffe obituary in the Sep 21, 1972 edition.
  9. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  10. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  11. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Bernard Riffe death certificate.
  12. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  14. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Riffe-Blevins marriage record.
  15. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Riffe-Smith marriage record.
  16. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Canaday-Riffe marriage record.

Lakie Ethel Riffe1,2,3

F, b. July 6, 1899, d. September 10, 1979
FatherOliver Perry Riffe1,2,4,5,6 b. March 29, 1860, d. July 25, 1926
MotherRuhama Davis1,2,4,5,6 b. September 13, 1865, d. July 4, 1937
     Lakie Ethel Riffe was buried at Calfee Cemetery, Mount Tabor Road, Mount Tabor, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.7 Her Social Security Number was 232-82-7489.8 She was born on July 6, 1899 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.1,8,3,7 As of January 27, 1916,her married name was Fink.3 She married Lonnie Lee Fink on January 27, 1916 at Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.9,3,10 Lakie Ethel Riffe died on September 10, 1979 at West Virginia at age 80.8,7

Census Records

1900Dwelling 219, District 122, Trap Hill, Raleigh Co., West Virginia1
1910Dwelling 653, District 157, Mabscott, Raleigh Co., West Virginia2
1920Dwelling 424, District 169, Glen White, Raleigh Co., West Virginia11
1930Dwelling 193, District 26, Town, Raleigh Co., West Virginia12

Family

Lonnie Lee Fink b. September 6, 1897, d. January 2, 1958
Marriage*Lakie Ethel Riffe married Lonnie Lee Fink on January 27, 1916 at Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.9,3,10 
Children

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. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Fink-Riffe marriage record.
  4. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Lucy Pearl Egnor obituary in the May 21, 1965 edition.
  5. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Duffy A. Riffe obituary in the Dec 2, 1969 edition.
  6. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Virgil Riffe obituary in the Sep 21, 1972 edition.
  7. [S4028] Calfee Cemetery, Raleigh 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 Glen Lee Fink death certificate.
  10. [S2051] Raleigh Register, From the Lonnie L. Fink obituary in the Jan 3, 1958 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. [S2051] Raleigh Register, From the Helen Gunther McVey obituary in the Aug 24, 1989 edition.
  14. [S798] Register Herald, From the Hazel Marie Fink Manning obituary in the Mar 8, 2001 edition.
  15. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  16. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Garner W. Fink death certificate.
  17. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Manning-Fink marriage record.

Willard Preston Riffe1,2,3,4,5

M, b. July 1, 1901, d. October 4, 1959
FatherOliver Perry Riffe1,2 b. March 29, 1860, d. July 25, 1926
MotherRuhama Davis1,2 b. September 13, 1865, d. July 4, 1937
     Willard Preston Riffe was buried at Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.6 He was born on July 1, 1901 at Lester, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.1,3,5 He married Ethel Louise/Lois Henderson on September 4, 1926 at Statesbury, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.3,5 Willard Preston Riffe died on October 4, 1959 at Crab Orchard, Raleigh Co., West Virginia, at age 58.4,5 He Willard Preston Riffe, 57, of Crab Orchard died at his residence at 2:30 p.m. Sunday after suffering a heart attack. Riffe was born at Lester on July 1, 1902. He was a deacon at the Crab Orchard Baptist Church and was an attendance officer for the Raleigh County Board of education. Survivors include his widow, Ethel Henderson Riffe; two sons, L. Gene Riffe and Willard P. Riffe Jr., both of Crab Orchard; two daughters, Mrs. Shirley Brumfield of Hialeah, Fla., and Miss Sharon Riffe, at home; five brothers, Dr. R. W. Riffe of North Fork, and Duffy, Virgil, Walton, and Cecil Riffe, all of Crab Orchard; five sisters, Mrs. R. C. Egnor, Mrs. L. L. Fink, Mrs. Oliver Snuffer, Mrs. Emery Gunter, and Mrs. Atha Shrewsberry, all of Crab Orchard, and four grandchildren. The body is at the Webb and Neal Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. on October 5, 1959.5

Census Records

1910Dwelling 653, District 157, Mabscott, Raleigh Co., West Virginia1
1920Dwelling 621, District 169, Glen White, Raleigh Co., West Virginia2
1930Dwelling 188, District 26, Town, Raleigh Co., West Virginia7
1940Dwelling 288, District 41-39, Town, Raleigh Co., West Virginia8

Occupation

1920Farm hand2
1930Coal mine hoisting engineer7
1940Coal miner8

Family

Ethel Louise/Lois Henderson b. August 6, 1907, d. December 27, 1961
Marriage*Willard Preston Riffe married Ethel Louise/Lois Henderson on September 4, 1926 at Statesbury, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.3,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Riffe-Henderson marriage record.
  4. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Willard Preston Riffe death record.
  5. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Willard Preston Riffe obituary in the Oct 5, 1959 edition.
  6. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Willard Preston Riffe obituary in the Oct 6, 1959 edition.
  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. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Riffe-Reed marriage record.
  10. [S798] Register Herald, From the Luther Gene Riffe obituary in the Jul 21, 2009 edition.
  11. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Sharon Riffe Hartley obituary in an unknown edition.
  12. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Riffe-Yates marriage record.
  13. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Brumfield-Riffe marriage record.
  14. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Ethel Riffe obituary in the Dec 28, 1961 edition.

Macie Oriel Riffe1,2,3

F, b. May 29, 1904, d. January 19, 1990
FatherOliver Perry Riffe1,4,5,6,7,3 b. March 29, 1860, d. July 25, 1926
MotherRuhama Davis1,4,5,6,7,3 b. September 13, 1865, d. July 4, 1937
     Macie Oriel Riffe was buried at Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.8 Her Social Security Number was 233-38-9638.9 She was born on May 29, 1904 at Crab Orchard, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.9,2,10 As of June 30, 1921,her married name was Jessup.10 She married Samuel Hayward Jessup on June 30, 1921 at Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.10 As of August 18, 1937,her married name was Snuffer.3 Macie Oriel Riffe married Oliver K. Snuffer on August 18, 1937 at Sophia, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.11,12,3 Macie Oriel Riffe died on January 19, 1990 at Lincolnton, Lincoln Co., North Carolina, at age 85.9,2

Census Records

1910Dwelling 653, District 157, Mabscott, Raleigh Co., West Virginia1
1920Dwelling 621, District 169, Glen White, Raleigh Co., West Virginia4
1930Dwelling 25, District 26, Town, Raleigh Co., West Virginia13
1940Dwelling 286, District 41-39, Town, Raleigh Co., West Virginia14

Occupation

1930Farmer13

Family 1

Samuel Hayward Jessup b. January 31, 1899, d. October 31, 1928
Marriage*Macie Oriel Riffe married Samuel Hayward Jessup on June 30, 1921 at Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.10 
Children

Family 2

Oliver K. Snuffer b. January 16, 1891, d. December 18, 1962
Marriage*Macie Oriel Riffe married Oliver K. Snuffer on August 18, 1937 at Sophia, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.11,12,3 

Citations

  1. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1028] North Carolina Archives and Records Section and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, North Carolina Death Indexes, 1908-2004.
  3. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Snuffer-Jessup marriage record.
  4. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Lucy Pearl Egnor obituary in the May 21, 1965 edition.
  6. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Duffy A. Riffe obituary in the Dec 2, 1969 edition.
  7. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Virgil Riffe obituary in the Sep 21, 1972 edition.
  8. [S2590] Sunset Memorial Park, Raleigh Co., WV, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=wallace&GSfn=victoria&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=52&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=69824791&CRid=80051&df=all&
  9. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  10. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Jessup-Riffe marriage record.
  11. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From an article about the Riff family in the Jun 30, 1964 edition.
  12. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Willard Preston Riffe obituary in the Oct 5, 1959 edition.
  13. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  14. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  15. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  16. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  17. [S7634] Warlick Funeral Home, online www.warlickfuneralhome.net/, From the Lois Lillian Jessup Hurley obituary.

Charles Walton Riffe1,2,3,4,5,6,7

M, b. March 15, 1906, d. October 13, 1979
FatherOliver Perry Riffe1,8,9,10,11 b. March 29, 1860, d. July 25, 1926
MotherRuhama Davis1,8,9,10,11 b. September 13, 1865, d. July 4, 1937
     His Social Security Number was 233-54-7831.12 Charles Walton Riffe was buried at Lester Town Cemetery, Lester, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.7 He was born on March 15, 1906 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.12,5,7 He married Alma Meadows on January 25, 1927 at Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.13,3,4,5,7 Charles Walton Riffe died on October 13, 1979 at West Virginia at age 73.12,7

Census Records

1910Dwelling 653, District 157, Mabscott, Raleigh Co., West Virginia1
1920Dwelling 621, District 169, Glen White, Raleigh Co., West Virginia8
1930Dwelling 169, District 19, Mabscott, Raleigh Co., West Virginia2
1940Dwelling 124, District 41-39, Town, Raleigh Co., West Virginia14

Occupation

1930Barber2
1940Barber14

Family

Alma Meadows b. October 22, 1908, d. April 3, 1996
Marriage*Charles Walton Riffe married Alma Meadows on January 25, 1927 at Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.13,3,4,5,7 
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. [S798] Register Herald, From the Ramon Arden Looney obituary in the Jan 9, 2007 edition.
  4. [S798] Register Herald, From the Arnold Gene Riffe obituary in the Sep 22, 2007 edition.
  5. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Riffe-Meadows marriage record.
  6. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Sandra Riffe Smith obituary in an unknown edition.
  7. [S4610] Lester Town Cemetery, Raleigh Co., WV, online http://www.findagrave.com
  8. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Lucy Pearl Egnor obituary in the May 21, 1965 edition.
  10. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Duffy A. Riffe obituary in the Dec 2, 1969 edition.
  11. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Virgil Riffe obituary in the Sep 21, 1972 edition.
  12. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  13. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the C. W. Riffe Jr. death certificate.
  14. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  15. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the infant Riffe death certificate.
  16. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Snyder-Riffe marriage record.
  17. [S798] Register Herald, From the Delmar Ray Riffe obituary in the May 15, 2012 edition.
  18. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Riffe-Hampton marriage record.
  19. [S798] Register Herald, From the Carl Lee Riffe obituary in the Apr 25, 2002 edition.
  20. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  21. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Looney-Riffe marriage record.
  22. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Riffe-Gentry marriage record.
  23. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Ellifritt-Riffe marriage record.
  24. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Earl Howard Riffe obituary.
  25. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Riffe-Hamm marriage record.
  26. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Lilly-Riffe marriage record.
  27. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Patton-Riffe marriage record.

Mabel Marie Riffe1,2,3

F, b. July 6, 1907, d. October 11, 1971
FatherOliver Perry Riffe1,4,3,5,6 b. March 29, 1860, d. July 25, 1926
MotherRuhama Davis1,4,2,3,5,6 b. September 13, 1865, d. July 4, 1937
     Mabel Marie Riffe was buried at Mount Tabor Cemetery, Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.7 She was born on July 6, 1907 at Crab Orchard, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.3,7 As of September 16, 1944,her married name was Gunter.3 She married Emery Dewey Gunter on September 16, 1944 at Crab Orchard, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.3 Mabel Marie Riffe died on October 11, 1971 at West Virginia at age 64.7

Census Records

1910Dwelling 653, District 157, Mabscott, Raleigh Co., West Virginia1
1920Dwelling 621, District 169, Glen White, Raleigh Co., West Virginia4
1930Dwelling 27, District 26, Town, Raleigh Co., West Virginia2
1940Dwelling 293, District 41-39, Town, Raleigh Co., West Virginia8

Family

Emery Dewey Gunter b. June 27, 1903, d. April 6, 1973
Marriage*Mabel Marie Riffe married Emery Dewey Gunter on September 16, 1944 at Crab Orchard, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.3 

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. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Gunter-Riffe marriage record.
  4. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Lucy Pearl Egnor obituary in the May 21, 1965 edition.
  6. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Duffy A. Riffe obituary in the Dec 2, 1969 edition.
  7. [S3213] Mount Tabor Cemetery, Raleigh Co., WV, online http://www.findagrave.com
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Levi Jasper O'Neal1,2,3

M, b. May 26, 1887, d. October 10, 1928
FatherJohn O'Neal1 b. December 30, 1833, d. before June 20, 1900
MotherMatilda Ann Terry1,4,5 b. April 22, 1845, d. March 3, 1940
     Levi Jasper O'Neal was buried at Mount Tabor Cemetery, Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.4,5,3 He was born on May 26, 1887 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.4,3 He married Lillie Belle Plumley on June 3, 1908 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.2 Levi Jasper O'Neal died on October 10, 1928 at Crab Orchard, Raleigh Co., West Virginia, at age 41; Died of typhoid fever.4,5,3 He Levi J. O'Neil, 42, of Crab Orchard died at his house there, Wednesday night, after an illness of one month with typhoid fever. He was well known in the county, being the son of the late Daniel and Matilda O'Neil. His mother, widow and four children survive. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon in the Mt. Tabor church, Rev. Calvin Sexton officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Tabor cemetery. on October 12, 1928.5

Census Records

1910Dwelling 652, District 157, Mabscott, Raleigh Co., West Virginia1

Occupation

1910Farmer1

Family

Lillie Belle Plumley b. May 19, 1889, d. July 19, 1965
Marriage*Levi Jasper O'Neal married Lillie Belle Plumley on June 3, 1908 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1597] Ronald Ray Turner, Raleigh County West Virginia Marriages 1850-1911.
  3. [S3213] Mount Tabor Cemetery, Raleigh Co., WV, online http://www.findagrave.com
  4. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Levi J. Oneal death certificate.
  5. [S993] Charleston Daily Mail, From the Levi J. O'Neil obituary in the Oct 12, 1928 edition.
  6. [S2051] Raleigh Register, From the Clifford O'Neal obituary in the Mar 17, 1969 edition.
  7. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the O'Neal-Cook marriage record.
  9. [S2877] FamilySearch, West Virginia, Deaths Index, 1853-1973.
  10. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the O'Neal-Meadows marriage record.
  11. [S1576] VA, USA: National Publishing Co., 1946 Young American Patriots. Richmond, U. S., World War II Young American Patriots, 1941-1945.
  12. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  13. [S616] Charleston Gazette, From the Myrtle Mae Israel obuituary in the Jan 9, 1993 edition.

Lillie Belle Plumley1,2,3

F, b. May 19, 1889, d. July 19, 1965
     Lillie Belle Plumley was buried at Mount Tabor Cemetery, Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.4,3 She was born on May 19, 1889 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.1,3 As of June 3, 1908,her married name was O'Neal.1 She married Levi Jasper O'Neal, son of John O'Neal and Matilda Ann Terry, on June 3, 1908 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.1 Lillie Belle Plumley died on July 19, 1965 at New Martinsville, Wetzel Co., West Virginia, at age 76.3

Census Records

1910Dwelling 652, District 157, Mabscott, Raleigh Co., West Virginia5
1930Dwelling 215, District 25, Town, Raleigh Co., West Virginia6

Family

Levi Jasper O'Neal b. May 26, 1887, d. October 10, 1928
Marriage*Lillie Belle Plumley married Levi Jasper O'Neal, son of John O'Neal and Matilda Ann Terry, on June 3, 1908 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1597] Ronald Ray Turner, Raleigh County West Virginia Marriages 1850-1911.
  2. [S2051] Raleigh Register, From the Clifford O'Neal obituary in the Mar 17, 1969 edition.
  3. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Lillie Belle O'Neal death certificate.
  4. [S3213] Mount Tabor Cemetery, Raleigh Co., WV, online http://www.findagrave.com
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the O'Neal-Cook marriage record.
  8. [S2877] FamilySearch, West Virginia, Deaths Index, 1853-1973.
  9. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the O'Neal-Meadows marriage record.
  10. [S1576] VA, USA: National Publishing Co., 1946 Young American Patriots. Richmond, U. S., World War II Young American Patriots, 1941-1945.
  11. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  12. [S616] Charleston Gazette, From the Myrtle Mae Israel obuituary in the Jan 9, 1993 edition.

Myrtle Mae O'Neal1,2

F, b. March 27, 1909, d. January 7, 1993
FatherLevi Jasper O'Neal1,3 b. May 26, 1887, d. October 10, 1928
MotherLillie Belle Plumley1,3 b. May 19, 1889, d. July 19, 1965
     Myrtle Mae O'Neal was buried at Calfee Cemetery, Mount Tabor Road, Mount Tabor, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.2,4 Her Social Security Number was 233-58-3968.5 She was born on March 27, 1909 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.5,6 As of January 17, 1929,her married name was Israel.6 She married Frank Otis Israel on January 17, 1929 at Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.6 Myrtle Mae O'Neal died on January 7, 1993 at Crab Orchard, Raleigh Co., West Virginia, at age 83.5,2 She Mrs. Myrtle Mae Israel, 83, of Crab Orchard died Jan. 7, 1993, after a long illness. She was a homemaker and a member of Memorial Baptist Church, Beckley. She was a lifelong resident of Crab Orchard. Surviving: daughters, Edith Worrells McKinney of Crab Orchard, Esther Akers of Daniels; sons, the Rev. Bud of Shady Spring, Donald of Statesville, N.C., Darrell of Atlanta; brother, Jasper Levi O'Neal of Moundsville; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren. Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley, with the Rev. Lester Hall officiating. Burial will be in Calfee Cemetery, Mount Tabor. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
on January 9, 1993.2

Census Records

1910Dwelling 652, District 157, Mabscott, Raleigh Co., West Virginia1
1930Dwelling 215, District 25, Town, Raleigh Co., West Virginia7
1940Dwelling 306istrict 41-39, Town, Raleigh Co., West Virginia8

Family

Frank Otis Israel b. July 4, 1901, d. May 18, 1971
Marriage*Myrtle Mae O'Neal married Frank Otis Israel on January 17, 1929 at Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.6 
Children
  • Rev. Francis "Bud" Israel2,9,10,8
  • Edith Mae Israel2,11,10,8
  • Esther Marie Israel2,12,10,8
  • Donald Ray Israel2,13,10,8
  • Darrell Edward Israel2,14,10

Citations

  1. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S616] Charleston Gazette, From the Myrtle Mae Israel obuituary in the Jan 9, 1993 edition.
  3. [S2051] Raleigh Register, From the Clifford O'Neal obituary in the Mar 17, 1969 edition.
  4. [S4028] Calfee Cemetery, Raleigh Co., WV, online http://www.findagrave.com
  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 Israel-O'Neal 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. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Israel-Haynes marriage record.
  10. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Frank O. Israel obituary in the May 20, 1971 edition.
  11. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Worrells-Israel marriage record.
  12. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Akers-Israel marriage record.
  13. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Israel-Adams marriage record.
  14. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Israel-Daugherty marriage record.

Robert Cleveland Egnor1,2,3,4,5

M, b. June 4, 1884, d. August 8, 1953
     Robert Cleveland Egnor was buried at Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.2 His Social Security Number was 236-10-7888.2 He was born on June 4, 1884 at Lincoln Co., West Virginia; His WWI Draft Registration card has a birth date of Jun 4, 1883 and his WWII Draft Registration card has a birtn date of Jun 4, 1886.2,3,4 He married Lucy Pearl Riffe, daughter of Oliver Perry Riffe and Ruhama Davis, on April 1, 1908 at Crab Orchard, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.5 Robert Cleveland Egnor died on August 8, 1953 at Crab Orchard, Raleigh Co., West Virginia, at age 69.2

Census Records

1910Dwelling 669, District 177, Pemberton, Raleigh Co., West Virginia6
1920Dwelling 511, District 169, Glen White, Raleigh Co., West Virginia7
1930Dwelling 116, District 26, Town, Raleigh Co., West Virginia8
1940Dwelling 293, District 41-39, Town, Raleigh Co., West Virginia9

Occupation

1910Farmer6
1920Coal mine station engineer7
1930Coal mine hoisting engineer8
1940Coal mine hoist engineer9

Family

Lucy Pearl Riffe b. September 13, 1889, d. May 20, 1965
Marriage*Robert Cleveland Egnor married Lucy Pearl Riffe, daughter of Oliver Perry Riffe and Ruhama Davis, on April 1, 1908 at Crab Orchard, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1597] Ronald Ray Turner, Raleigh County West Virginia Marriages 1850-1911.
  2. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Robert Cleveland Egnor death certificate.
  3. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  4. [S1253] Selective Service System United States, U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.
  5. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Egnor-Riffe marriage record.
  6. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Lucy Pearl Egnor obituary in the May 21, 1965 edition.
  11. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Alma Meadows1,2,3,4,5,6,7

F, b. October 22, 1908, d. April 3, 1996
     Her Social Security Number was 232-94-3333.8 Alma Meadows was buried at Lester Town Cemetery, Lester, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.6 She was born on October 22, 1908 at Mercer Co., West Virginia.8,4,7 As of January 25, 1927,her married name was Riffe.4 She married Charles Walton Riffe, son of Oliver Perry Riffe and Ruhama Davis, on January 25, 1927 at Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.1,2,3,4,7 Alma Meadows died on April 3, 1996 at Crab Orchard, Raleigh Co., West Virginia, at age 87.8,6,7 She CRAB ORCHARD - Alma Meadows Riffe, 87, of Crab Orchard, Raleigh County, died Wednesday, April 3, 1996, at home after a long illness. She received a teaching certificate from the state of West Virginia. She was a member and deaconess of Crab Orchard Baptist Church, taught the Ladies Bible Class and was a member of the choir. Surviving: daughters, Ruth Astle, Rosanna Looney, Vivian Riffe, Sandra Smith and Rebecca Schlenker, of Crab Orchard, Mary Ellen Ellifritt of Gainesville, Fla., Orpha Loretta Lilly of Columbia, S.C., Rachel Patton of Columbus, Ohio; sons, Ray of Grandview, Carl, Bill, Howard, Robert and S.D. "Butch", of Crab Orchard, Gene of Silver Spring, Md., Jan of LaCresent, Minn., Don Kyle of Rosewll, Ga; 30 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Crab Orchard Baptist Church with Pastor John Lares officiating. Burial will be in Riffe Division of the Lester Cemetery. on April 5, 1996.6

Census Records

1930Dwelling 169, District 19, Mabscott, Raleigh Co., West Virginia9
1940Dwelling 124, District 41-39, Town, Raleigh Co., West Virginia10

Family

Charles Walton Riffe b. March 15, 1906, d. October 13, 1979
Marriage*Alma Meadows married Charles Walton Riffe, son of Oliver Perry Riffe and Ruhama Davis, on January 25, 1927 at Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.1,2,3,4,7 
Children

Citations

  1. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the C. W. Riffe Jr. death certificate.
  2. [S798] Register Herald, From the Ramon Arden Looney obituary in the Jan 9, 2007 edition.
  3. [S798] Register Herald, From the Arnold Gene Riffe obituary in the Sep 22, 2007 edition.
  4. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Riffe-Meadows marriage record.
  5. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Sandra Riffe Smith obituary in an unknown edition.
  6. [S993] Charleston Daily Mail, From the Alma Meadows Riffe obituary in the Apr 5, 1996 edition.
  7. [S4610] Lester Town Cemetery, Raleigh Co., WV, online http://www.findagrave.com
  8. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  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. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the infant Riffe death certificate.
  12. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Snyder-Riffe marriage record.
  13. [S798] Register Herald, From the Delmar Ray Riffe obituary in the May 15, 2012 edition.
  14. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Riffe-Hampton marriage record.
  15. [S798] Register Herald, From the Carl Lee Riffe obituary in the Apr 25, 2002 edition.
  16. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  17. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Looney-Riffe marriage record.
  18. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Riffe-Gentry marriage record.
  19. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Ellifritt-Riffe marriage record.
  20. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Earl Howard Riffe obituary.
  21. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Riffe-Hamm marriage record.
  22. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Lilly-Riffe marriage record.
  23. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Patton-Riffe marriage record.

Charles Walton Riffe Jr.1,2,3,4

M, b. October 29, 1927, d. October 29, 1927
FatherCharles Walton Riffe1,2,3,4 b. March 15, 1906, d. October 13, 1979
MotherAlma Meadows1,2,3,4 b. October 22, 1908, d. April 3, 1996
     Charles Walton Riffe Jr. was buried at Lester Town Cemetery, Lester, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.4 He died on October 29, 1927 at Mabscott, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.1,4 He was born on October 29, 1927 at Mabscott, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.1,4

Citations

  1. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the infant Riffe death certificate.
  2. [S798] Register Herald, From the Arnold Gene Riffe obituary in the Sep 22, 2007 edition.
  3. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Sandra Riffe Smith obituary in an unknown edition.
  4. [S4610] Lester Town Cemetery, Raleigh Co., WV, online http://www.findagrave.com

Hattie Beatrice Riffe1,2,3

F, b. December 16, 1910, d. January, 1987
FatherOliver Perry Riffe1,4,5,6 b. March 29, 1860, d. July 25, 1926
MotherRuhama Davis1,2,4,5,6 b. September 13, 1865, d. July 4, 1937
     Her Social Security Number was 236-56-5057.7 Hattie Beatrice Riffe was born on December 16, 1910 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.1,7 As of August 26, 1932,her married name was Shrewsbury.3 She married Atha Elkins Shrewsbury on August 26, 1932 at Crab Orchard, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.3 Hattie Beatrice Riffe died in January, 1987 at age 76.7

Census Records

1920Dwelling 621, District 169, Glen White, Raleigh Co., West Virginia1
1930Dwelling 27, District 26, Town, Raleigh Co., West Virginia2

Family

Atha Elkins Shrewsbury b. June 11, 1908, d. February 7, 1991
Marriage*Hattie Beatrice Riffe married Atha Elkins Shrewsbury on August 26, 1932 at Crab Orchard, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.3 
Child
  • Rondal B. Shrewsbury8

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 Shrewsbury-Riffe marriage record.
  4. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Lucy Pearl Egnor obituary in the May 21, 1965 edition.
  5. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Duffy A. Riffe obituary in the Dec 2, 1969 edition.
  6. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Virgil Riffe obituary in the Sep 21, 1972 edition.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S616] Charleston Gazette, From the Atha Elkins Shrewsbury obituary in the Feb 8, 1991 edition.

Cecil Owen Riffe1,2,3

M, b. January 14, 1912, d. April 5, 2004
FatherOliver Perry Riffe1,4,5,6 b. March 29, 1860, d. July 25, 1926
MotherRuhama Davis1,2,4,5,6 b. September 13, 1865, d. July 4, 1937
     His Social Security Number was 235-05-5395.7 Cecil Owen Riffe was buried at Signal Hill Memorial Park, 12360 Hanover Courthouse Road, Hanover, Hanover Co., Virginia.3 He married Mary Evelyn Unknown.3 Cecil Owen Riffe was born on January 14, 1912 at Crab Orchard, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.7,3 He died on April 5, 2004 at Virginia at age 92.7,3 He Cecil O. Riffe, 92, of Aylett, Va., passed away April 5, 2004. He was born in Crab Orchard, W.Va., January 14, 1912. Mr. Riffe was the last of 13 brothers and sisters. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Evelyn; daughter, Wanda R. Grant; son, Tommy W. Riffe; and granddaughter, Laura Lee Riffe. He is survived by sons, Jack D. Riffe and his wife, Anne of Petersburg, Va., Cecil O. Riffe Jr. of Palmer, Alaska and Teddy W. Riffe of Richmond, Va; 11 grandchildren, Debra Riffe, Alan Riffe, Susan Stein, Michael Grant, Mary Ulrich, Auna Riffe, June Meisner, Stephen Riffe, Cecil O. Riffe III, Evelyn Riffe and Stormy Riffe. He has 11 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a very loyal friend, Cindy Burkman. Remains rest at the B.W. White Funeral Home, Aylett, Va., where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and where service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday. Interment in Signal Hill Memorial Park. on April 6, 2004.3

Census Records

1920Dwelling 621, District 169, Glen White, Raleigh Co., West Virginia1
1930Dwelling 27, District 26, Town, Raleigh Co., West Virginia2

Family

Mary Evelyn Unknown
Marriage*Cecil Owen Riffe married Mary Evelyn Unknown.3 
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. [S591] Richmond Times - Dispatch, From the Cecil O. Riffe obituary in the Apr 6, 2004 edition.
  4. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Lucy Pearl Egnor obituary in the May 21, 1965 edition.
  5. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Duffy A. Riffe obituary in the Dec 2, 1969 edition.
  6. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Virgil Riffe obituary in the Sep 21, 1972 edition.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S591] Richmond Times - Dispatch, From the Tommy Weston Riffe obituary in the Sep 28, 2003 edition.
  9. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Jack Donald Riffe obituary in an unknown edition.