Rev. Duncan Elbert Murray1,2,3

M, b. May 30, 1893, d. August 2, 1972
     Rev. Duncan Elbert Murray was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 His Social Security Number was 249-36-4440.4 He was born on May 30, 1893 at Burgon, North Carolina.1,4,2 He married Ethel M. Atkinson, daughter of George Edward Atkinson and Etta Mae Poff, circa 1926.1,5,3 Rev. Duncan Elbert Murray died on August 2, 1972 at age 79.1

Census Records

1930Dwelling 8, District 5, Buchanan, Botetourt Co., Virginia5
1940Dwelling 119, District 12-6, Buchanan, Botetourt Co., Virginia6

Occupation

1930Baptist church minister5
1940Minister6

Family

Ethel M. Atkinson b. April 15, 1904, d. April 15, 1988
Marriage*Rev. Duncan Elbert Murray married Ethel M. Atkinson, daughter of George Edward Atkinson and Etta Mae Poff, circa 1926.1,5,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  2. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Duncan Elbert Murray, Jr. obituary in the Mar 29, 2010 edition.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Edna Branscomb1

F, b. November 7, 1912, d. June 22, 2004
     Edna Branscomb was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,1 Her married name was Chafin.1 She married Unknown Chafin.1 Edna Branscomb was born on November 7, 1912 at Virginia.2 As of October 21, 1935,her married name was Poff.3 She married Odell Allen Poff Sr., son of Maurice Johnson "Marsh" Poff and Willie Mae Simmons, on October 21, 1935 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,1,3 Edna Branscomb died on June 22, 2004 at Virginia at age 91.1 She Edna Branscomb Chafin, 91, of Christiansburg, passed away Tuesday, June 22, 2004. The widow of the late Odell Allen Poff, she was also preceded in death by a son, Ralph Poff. She is survived by a daughter, Linda Akers, and a son, Allen Poff. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the Horne Funeral Home. Funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, June 25, 2004 at the graveside in Sunset Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to the charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be sent to www.hornefuneralservice.com. on June 24, 2004.1

Census Records

1940Dwelling 140, District 61-18, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia4

Family 1

Unknown Chafin
Marriage*Edna Branscomb married Unknown Chafin.1 

Family 2

Odell Allen Poff Sr. b. December 13, 1911, d. September 20, 1982
Marriage*Edna Branscomb married Odell Allen Poff Sr., son of Maurice Johnson "Marsh" Poff and Willie Mae Simmons, on October 21, 1935 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,1,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Edna Branscomb Chafin Poff obituary in the Jun 24, 2004 edition.
  2. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  3. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  4. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ralph E. Poff obituary in the May 21, 1998 edition.
  6. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Hersey Elmer Wickham Jr.1

M, b. 1947, d. 1975
FatherHersey Elmer Wickham1 b. March 25, 1921, d. May 18, 1975
MotherHazel Via1 b. 1927, d. May 15, 1989
     Hersey Elmer Wickham Jr. was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 He was born in 1947.1 He died in 1975.1

Citations

  1. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.

Lula Shortt1

F, b. December 30, 1894, d. November 12, 1984
     Lula Shortt was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.2 Her married name was Via.2 She married Arthur "Elde" Via.2 Lula Shortt was born on December 30, 1894.2 She died on November 12, 1984 at age 89.2

Family

Arthur "Elde" Via b. February 17, 1892, d. April 7, 1987
Marriage*She married Arthur "Elde" Via.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  2. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.

Ira Clinton "Pete" Hall1,2,3,4

M, b. June 1, 1916, d. December 9, 1997
FatherMarcus Felix "Mark" "Marx" "Marks" Hall1,5,6 b. February 7, 1877, d. February 22, 1957
MotherMary Della Wilson1,5,6 b. February 12, 1884, d. September 7, 1973
     Ira Clinton "Pete" Hall was buried at Hall Cemetery, Rt. 680, 1.4 miles from Rt. 860, 0.5 miles into a corn field, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.3 His Social Security Number was 225-44-0545.7 He was born on June 1, 1916 at Floyd Co., Virginia.7,4 He died on December 9, 1997 at Virginia at age 81.3,7 He HALL, Ira C., ("Pete"), 81, of Copper Hill, died Tuesday, December 9, 1997. Graveside service 11 a.m. Thursday, Hall Family Cemetery, Copper Hill. Arrangements by Wood Funeral Home, Floyd. on December 11, 1997.3

Census Records

1920Dwelling 104, District 98, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1940Dwelling 154, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6

Occupation

1940Farm laborer6

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Alma Gay Graighead obituary in the Jun 10, 1996 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the William Taylor Hall obituary in the Oct 18, 1995 edition.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ira C. Hall obituary in the Dec 11, 1997 edition.
  4. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  5. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Reid Souther Liverett1,2,3,4,5

M, b. December 25, 1913, d. September 12, 1983
     His Social Security Number was 408-10-0615.6 Reid Souther Liverett was buried at Shepherd Memorial Park, Naples, Henderson Co., North Carolina.3 He was born on December 25, 1913 at Hendersonville, Henderson Co., North Carolina.6,2,7,4 He married Evangeline Poff, daughter of Morgan Orestes Poff and Lydia Alice "Alice" Wilson, on February 26, 1946 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3,5 Reid Souther Liverett died on September 12, 1983 at Buncombe Co., North Carolina, at age 69.7

Family

Evangeline Poff b. January 2, 1918, d. February 18, 2007
Marriage*He married Evangeline Poff, daughter of Morgan Orestes Poff and Lydia Alice "Alice" Wilson, on February 26, 1946 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3,5 
Child
  • Linda Liverett1

Citations

  1. [S1947] Black Mountain News, From the Inus K. Hudson obituary in the Dec 1, 2009 edition.
  2. [S998] North Carolina State Archives, North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000.
  3. [S5868] Shepherd Memorial Park, Henderson Co., NC, online http://www.findagrave.com/
  4. [S3706] 1926–1975, RG 147. The National Archives at Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia Records of the Selective Service System, U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947.
  5. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S1028] North Carolina Archives and Records Section and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, North Carolina Death Indexes, 1908-2004.