Belva Riley1,2

F, #34701, b. 18 Jun 1890, d. 29 Oct 1961
Birth*18 Jun 1890 Belva was born at Kanawha Co, WV, on 18 Jun 1890.3,1 
Marriage*circa 1916 She married Roy William Murray, son of James Buchanan Murray and Alwilda Josephine "Willie" Poff, circa 1916.1 
Residence*7 Jun 1917 Roy William Murray and Belva Riley resided at 1444 League St, Akron, Summit Co, OH, on 7 Jun 1917.4 
Census3 Jan 1920 She and Roy William Murray appeared on the census as head of household at Akron, Summit Co, OH, on 3 Jan 1920.1 
Census*8 Apr 1930 Belva Riley and Roy William Murray appeared on the census as head of household at Akron, Summit Co, OH, on 8 Apr 1930.1 
Residence*1 Apr 1935 Belva Riley resided at Stow, Summit Co, OH, on 1 Apr 1935.1 
Census*4 Apr 1940 She appeared on the census as head of household at Marysville, Union Co, OH, on 4 Apr 1940. Also enumerated in this household was Jerry R. Davis, lodger, age 21, single, b. OH.1 
Residence27 Apr 1942 Roy William Murray and Belva Riley resided at 322 Gorge Park, Stow, Summit Co, OH, on 27 Apr 1942.5 
Census1945 She and Roy William Murray appeared on the census as head of household at Manatee Co, FL, in 1945.6 
Death*29 Oct 1961 Belva died on 29 Oct 1961 at Manatee Co, FL, at age 71.7,3 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
3 Jan 1920Akron, Summit Co, OHRoy William Murray, Belva Riley and James Riley Murray1
8 Apr 1930Akron, Summit Co, OHRoy William Murray, Belva Riley, James Riley Murray and Roy William Murray Jr1
4 Apr 1940Marysville, Union Co, OHBelva Riley, James Riley Murray and Roy William Murray Jr1
1945Manatee Co, FLRoy William Murray, Belva Riley and James Riley Murray6

Partners and Children

Marriage*circa 1916 Belva Riley married Roy William Murray, son of James Buchanan Murray and Alwilda Josephine "Willie" Poff, circa 1916.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  2. [S211] Email Pamela Murray, e-mail address, 26 November 2013.
  3. [S211] Email Pamela Murray, e-mail address, 31 December 2013.
  4. [S2684] WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (www.ancestry.com),.
  5. [S2696] WWII Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947 (www.ancestry.com),.
  6. [S2811] Florida State Census, online at ancestry.com.
  7. [S229] Deaths, Civil Records Ancestry.com. Florida Death Index, 1877-1998 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.

James Riley Murray1,2,3

M, #34702, b. Nov 1918, d. 14 Dec 2004
FatherRoy William Murray1 b. 15 May 1889, d. Nov 1981
MotherBelva Riley1 b. 18 Jun 1890, d. 29 Oct 1961
Birth*Nov 1918 James was born at Akron, Summit Co, OH, in Nov 1918. 1920 census age 1 2/12.1,3 
 He was the son of Roy William Murray and Belva Riley.1 
(Witness) Census3 Jan 1920 James Riley Murray appeared on the census of 3 Jan 1920 in the household of Roy William Murray and Belva Riley at Akron, Summit Co, OH.1 
(Witness) Census8 Apr 1930 James Riley Murray appeared on the census of 8 Apr 1930 in the household of Roy William Murray and Belva Riley at Akron, Summit Co, OH.1 
(Witness) Residence1 Apr 1935 James Riley Murray lived with Belva Riley on 1 Apr 1935 at Stow, Summit Co, OH.1 
Employment*Apr 1940 Occupation: printer in Apr 1940 at Marysville, Union Co, OH. Wholesale seed house.1 
(Witness) Census4 Apr 1940 James Riley Murray appeared on the census of 4 Apr 1940 in the household of Belva Riley at Marysville, Union Co, OH.1 
(Witness) Census1945 James Riley Murray appeared on the census of 1945 in the household of Roy William Murray and Belva Riley at Manatee Co, FL.2 
Marriage*1945 James Riley Murray married Ruth Anderson in 1945.3 
Death*14 Dec 2004 James died on 14 Dec 2004 at Akron, Summit Co, OH, at age 86.3 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
3 Jan 1920Akron, Summit Co, OHRoy William Murray, Belva Riley and James Riley Murray1
8 Apr 1930Akron, Summit Co, OHRoy William Murray, Belva Riley, James Riley Murray and Roy William Murray Jr1
4 Apr 1940Marysville, Union Co, OHBelva Riley, James Riley Murray and Roy William Murray Jr1
1945Manatee Co, FLRoy William Murray, Belva Riley and James Riley Murray2

Partners and Children

Marriage*1945 He married Ruth Anderson in 1945.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  2. [S2811] Florida State Census, online at ancestry.com.
  3. [S211] Email Pamela Murray, e-mail address, 31 December 2013.

Roy William Murray Jr1,2

M, #34703, b. 15 Apr 1921, d. 6 Jun 1944
Gravestone of Roy William Murray, Jr, Saint-Laurent Cemetery, Saint-Laurent-sur-mer, Normandy, France
Image credit: Carolyn Platt
FatherRoy William Murray1 b. 15 May 1889, d. Nov 1981
MotherBelva Riley1 b. 18 Jun 1890, d. 29 Oct 1961
Birth*15 Apr 1921 Roy William Murray Jr was born on 15 Apr 1921 at Akron, Summit Co, OH.1,3 
 He was the son of Roy William Murray and Belva Riley.1 
(Witness) Census8 Apr 1930 Roy William Murray Jr appeared on the census of 8 Apr 1930 in the household of Roy William Murray and Belva Riley at Akron, Summit Co, OH.1 
(Witness) Residence1 Apr 1935 Roy William Murray Jr lived with Belva Riley on 1 Apr 1935 at Stow, Summit Co, OH.1 
(Witness) Census4 Apr 1940 Roy William Murray Jr appeared on the census of 4 Apr 1940 in the household of Belva Riley at Marysville, Union Co, OH.1 
Marriage*28 Sep 1940 He married Mame Elliot at Newport, Campbell Co, KY, on 28 Sep 1940.3 
Death*6 Jun 1944 Roy died on 6 Jun 1944 at Normandy, France, at age 23. First Lieutenant, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment. Killed in the Normandy invasion.4,2 
Burial* His body was interred at Saint-Laurent-Sur-Mer, Normandy, France, at Saint-Laurent Cem.5 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
8 Apr 1930Akron, Summit Co, OHRoy William Murray, Belva Riley, James Riley Murray and Roy William Murray Jr1
4 Apr 1940Marysville, Union Co, OHBelva Riley, James Riley Murray and Roy William Murray Jr1

Partners and Children

Marriage*28 Sep 1940 He married Mame Elliot at Newport, Campbell Co, KY, on 28 Sep 1940.3 
Child

Citations

  1. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  2. [S211] Email Pamela Murray, e-mail address, 26 November 2013.
  3. [S211] Email Pamela Murray, e-mail address, 31 December 2013.
  4. [S2673] Online cemetery transcription,, National Archives and Records Administration. World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.
  5. [S2673] Online cemetery transcription,, Ancestry.com. U.S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.

Charles T. Fout1

M, #34704, b. circa 1910
Birth*circa 1910 Charles was born at WV circa 1910.1 
Marriage* He married Emma E. Coleman.2 
Employment*Apr 1940 Occupation: clerk in Apr 1940 at Handley, Kanawha Co, WV. Reporter clerk, railroad.1 
Census*13 Apr 1940 Charles T. Fout and Emma E. Coleman appeared on the census as head of household at Handley, Kanawha Co, WV, on 13 Apr 1940.1 
Residence*7 Jul 1971 Charles T. Fout resided at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA, on 7 Jul 1971.3 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
13 Apr 1940Handley, Kanawha Co, WVCharles T. Fout and Emma E. Coleman1

Partners and Children

Children

Citations

  1. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  2. [S237] Obituary, Beatrice Murray Coleman, Charleston (WV) Daily Mail, Monday, 2 November 1953.
  3. [S237] Obituary, Steven Fout, Charleston (WV) Gazette, Thursday, 8 July 1971.
  4. [S237] Obituary, Emma Coleman Fout, Charleston (WV) Gazette-Mail, Sunday, 22 December 1968.

Ralph Franklin Griffith1,2

M, #34705, b. 3 Jan 1915, d. 18 Apr 1985
Birth*3 Jan 1915 Ralph was born at WV on 3 Jan 1915.3,1 
Marriage* He married Virginia D. Coleman, daughter of John Calvin Coleman and Beatrice Augusta Murray.4 
Employment*Apr 1940 Ralph's occupation: Production department, glass factory at Marmet, Kanawha Co, WV, in Apr 1940.1 
Census*16 Apr 1940 He and Virginia D. Coleman appeared on the census as head of household at Marmet, Kanawha Co, WV, on 16 Apr 1940.1 
Death*18 Apr 1985 Ralph died on 18 Apr 1985 at Marmet, Kanawha Co, WV, at age 70.
Ralph H. Griffith, 70, of 8614 MacCorkle Ave, Marmet, died Thursday at home after a long illness. He was a retired employee of Du Pont and the former owner of Griff's Pet Shop of Marmet. Surviving: wife, Virginia; daughter, Rosalie Hastings Griffith of Marmet; son, Frank of Clearwater, Fla; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet, with the Rev. Leonard Myers officiating. Burial will be in Marmet Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.3 
Burial*20 Apr 1985 His body was interred on 20 Apr 1985 at Marmet, Kanawha Co, WV, at Marmet Cem.2 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
16 Apr 1940Marmet, Kanawha Co, WVRalph Franklin Griffith, Virginia D. Coleman and Ralph Franklin Griffith Jr1

Partners and Children

Children

Citations

  1. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  2. [S237] Obituary, Ralph Franklin Griffith, Charleston (WV) Daily Mail, Friday, 19 April 1985.
  3. [S2738] FindAGrave.com (findagrave.com), gravestone.
  4. [S237] Obituary, Beatrice Murray Coleman, Charleston (WV) Daily Mail, Monday, 2 November 1953.

Truman Clark1,2

M, #34706
Marriage* Truman Clark married Beatrice M. Coleman, daughter of John Calvin Coleman and Beatrice Augusta Murray.2 

Partners and Children

Citations

  1. [S237] Obituary, Virginia Coleman Griffith, Charleston (WV) Gazette, Saturday, 17 May 2003.
  2. [S237] Obituary, Beatrice Murray Coleman, Charleston (WV) Daily Mail, Monday, 2 November 1953.

(?) Mayberry1

M, #34722
Marriage* (?) Mayberry married Mary E. Poff, daughter of Peter Edward Poff and Catherine Radford.1 

Partners and Children

Citations

  1. [S237] Obituary, Marshall S. Poff, Charleston (WV) Daily Mail, Sunday, 25 Dec 1927.

Ruth Ann Detzel1,2

F, #34730, b. 10 Feb 1925, d. 9 Mar 1975
Ruth Ann Detzel Salisbury
Image credit: Obituary photo
FatherCharles Irvin Detzel2 b. 1 Mar 1902, d. 18 Sep 1987
MotherRhoda Ruth Poff2 b. 17 Sep 1904, d. 16 Jan 1946
Birth*10 Feb 1925 Ruth Ann Detzel was born on 10 Feb 1925 at KY.3,2 
 She was the daughter of Charles Irvin Detzel and Rhoda Ruth Poff.2 
(Witness) Census9 Apr 1930 Ruth Ann Detzel appeared on the census of 9 Apr 1930 in the household of Andrew B. Hicks and Eleanor B. Pettigrew at 1304 Seventh Ave, Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV.2 
Marriage*25 Mar 1945 She married Jessie Vernon Salisbury at Poca, Putnam Co, WV, on 25 Mar 1945. Jessie V. Salisbury, age 23, single, b. Kanawha Co, res. Rt 7, Box 2, Charleston; Ruth Ann Detzel, age 20, single, b. KY, res. 515 Bolton Crt, Charleston; md by F.F. Neel at Poca.1 
Residence*Mar 1975 Ruth Ann Detzel and Jessie Vernon Salisbury resided at 1100 B St, St Albans, Kanawha Co, WV, in Mar 1975.4 
Death*9 Mar 1975 Ruth died on 9 Mar 1975 at Melbourne, Brevard Co, FL, at age 50. Died of injuries when a car went out of control and crashed into their room at a motel in Melbourne.4,3 
Burial*12 Mar 1975 Her body was interred on 12 Mar 1975 at St Albans, Kanawha Co, WV, at Cunningham Mem Park.5 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
9 Apr 19301304 Seventh Ave, Charleston, Kanawha Co, WVAndrew B. Hicks, Eleanor B. Pettigrew, Grace Hicks, Mary V. "Mollie" Poff and Ruth Ann Detzel2

Partners and Children

Marriage*25 Mar 1945 She married Jessie Vernon Salisbury at Poca, Putnam Co, WV, on 25 Mar 1945. Jessie V. Salisbury, age 23, single, b. Kanawha Co, res. Rt 7, Box 2, Charleston; Ruth Ann Detzel, age 20, single, b. KY, res. 515 Bolton Crt, Charleston; md by F.F. Neel at Poca.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S2712] WV Marriages Kanawha Co, WV.
  2. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  3. [S1] Social Security Administration., Social Security Death Index (Online at www.ancestry.com),.
  4. [S237] Obituary, Ruth Ann Salisbury, Charleston (WV) Daily Mail, Monday, 10 March 1975.
  5. [S237] Obituary, Ruth Ann Salisbury, Charleston (WV) Daily Mail, Tuesday, 11 March 1975.

Walter Gibson1

M, #34731, b. circa 1904
Birth*circa 1904 Walter Gibson was born circa 1904 at Roane Co, WV.1 
Marriage*21 Nov 1922 He married Mary V. "Mollie" Poff at Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV, on 21 Nov 1922. Walter Gibson, age 18, single, b. Roane Co, res. Kanawha Co; Mary Poff, age 17, single, b. Kanawha Co, res. Kanawha Co; md by P.W. Gibson at Charleston.1 

Partners and Children

Citations

  1. [S2712] WV Marriages Kanawha Co, WV.

Myrtle May Miller1

F, #34732, b. circa 1904
Birth*circa 1904 Myrtle May Miller was born circa 1904 at Boone Co, WV.1 
Marriage*23 Mar 1923 She married Houston Lee Poff at Madison, Boone Co, WV, on 23 Mar 1923. Houston Lee Poff, age 21, b. Putnam Co, res. Sovereign, Logan Co, WV; Miss Myrtle May Miller, at 19, b. Boone Co, res. Madison, Boone Co, WV; md by T.B. Turley at Madison.1 
Census*24 Apr 1930 Myrtle May Miller and Houston Lee Poff appeared on the census as head of household at Scott Dist, Boone Co, WV, on 24 Apr 1930.2 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
24 Apr 1930Scott Dist, Boone Co, WVHouston Lee Poff and Myrtle May Miller2

Partners and Children

Child

Citations

  1. [S2712] WV Marriages Boone Co, WV.
  2. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.

Flora Ann Poff1,2

F, #34733
FatherHouston Lee Poff1 b. 3 Nov 1901, d. 24 Dec 1987
MotherMyrtle May Miller1 b. circa 1904
 Flora Ann Poff is the daughter of Houston Lee Poff and Myrtle May Miller.1 
Marriage*22 Dec 1944 She married Joseph Johnson Robertson at Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV, on 22 Dec 1944. Joseph Johnson Robertson, age 21, single, b. Kanawha Co, res. 2426 Washington St. E; Flora Ann Poff, age 19, b. Boone Co, res. 2000 Washington St. E; md by W.E. Crane at Charleston.2 

Partners and Children

Child

Citations

  1. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  2. [S2712] WV Marriages Kanawha Co, WV.

Joseph Johnson Robertson1

M, #34734, b. circa 1923
Birth*circa 1923 Joseph Johnson Robertson was born circa 1923 at Kanawha Co, WV.1 
Marriage*22 Dec 1944 He married Flora Ann Poff at Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV, on 22 Dec 1944. Joseph Johnson Robertson, age 21, single, b. Kanawha Co, res. 2426 Washington St. E; Flora Ann Poff, age 19, b. Boone Co, res. 2000 Washington St. E; md by W.E. Crane at Charleston.1 

Partners and Children

Child

Citations

  1. [S2712] WV Marriages Kanawha Co, WV.

Jessie Vernon Salisbury1,2

M, #34735, b. 18 Jan 1922, d. Apr 1981
Birth*18 Jan 1922 Jessie Vernon Salisbury was born on 18 Jan 1922 at Kanawha Co, WV.3,2 
Marriage*25 Mar 1945 He married Ruth Ann Detzel at Poca, Putnam Co, WV, on 25 Mar 1945. Jessie V. Salisbury, age 23, single, b. Kanawha Co, res. Rt 7, Box 2, Charleston; Ruth Ann Detzel, age 20, single, b. KY, res. 515 Bolton Crt, Charleston; md by F.F. Neel at Poca.2 
Residence*Mar 1975 Ruth Ann Detzel and Jessie Vernon Salisbury resided at 1100 B St, St Albans, Kanawha Co, WV, in Mar 1975.1 
Death*Apr 1981 He died in Apr 1981 at St Albans, Kanawha Co, WV, at age 59..3 

Partners and Children

Children

Citations

  1. [S237] Obituary, Ruth Ann Salisbury, Charleston (WV) Daily Mail, Monday, 10 March 1975.
  2. [S2712] WV Marriages Kanawha Co, WV.
  3. [S1] Social Security Administration., Social Security Death Index (Online at www.ancestry.com),.

Vernon L. Salisbury1

M, #34736
FatherJessie Vernon Salisbury1 b. 18 Jan 1922, d. Apr 1981
MotherRuth Ann Detzel1 b. 10 Feb 1925, d. 9 Mar 1975
 Vernon L. Salisbury is the son of Jessie Vernon Salisbury and Ruth Ann Detzel.1 

Citations

  1. [S237] Obituary, Ruth Ann Salisbury, Charleston (WV) Daily Mail, Monday, 10 March 1975.

Faith Ann Salisbury1

F, #34737
FatherJessie Vernon Salisbury1 b. 18 Jan 1922, d. Apr 1981
MotherRuth Ann Detzel1 b. 10 Feb 1925, d. 9 Mar 1975
 Faith Ann Salisbury is the daughter of Jessie Vernon Salisbury and Ruth Ann Detzel.1 

Citations

  1. [S237] Obituary, Ruth Ann Salisbury, Charleston (WV) Daily Mail, Monday, 10 March 1975.

Carmen Louise Salisbury1,2

F, #34738
FatherJessie Vernon Salisbury2 b. 18 Jan 1922, d. Apr 1981
MotherRuth Ann Detzel2 b. 10 Feb 1925, d. 9 Mar 1975
 Carmen Louise Salisbury is the daughter of Jessie Vernon Salisbury and Ruth Ann Detzel.2 
Marriage*8 Apr 1966 She married Buford Earl Young at South Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV, on 8 Apr 1966. Buford Earl Young, age 21, b. 17 Feb 1945, Putnam Co, WV, res. Rt 3 Box 276 Hurricane, Putnam Co, WV, par. Emmett E. Young & Esther Kathleen Stricklin; Carman [she signs as "Carmen"] L. Salisbury, age 19, b. 31 Oct 1946, Kanawha Co, WV, res. 1100 B. St, St Albans, WV, par. Jessie V. Salisbury & Ruth Ann Detzel; md by Kenneth E. Foust at South Charleston.1 

Partners and Children

Citations

  1. [S2712] WV Marriages Kanawha Co, WV.
  2. [S237] Obituary, Ruth Ann Salisbury, Charleston (WV) Daily Mail, Monday, 10 March 1975.

Buford Earl Young1

M, #34739
Marriage*8 Apr 1966 He married Carmen Louise Salisbury at South Charleston, Kanawha Co, WV, on 8 Apr 1966. Buford Earl Young, age 21, b. 17 Feb 1945, Putnam Co, WV, res. Rt 3 Box 276 Hurricane, Putnam Co, WV, par. Emmett E. Young & Esther Kathleen Stricklin; Carman [she signs as "Carmen"] L. Salisbury, age 19, b. 31 Oct 1946, Kanawha Co, WV, res. 1100 B. St, St Albans, WV, par. Jessie V. Salisbury & Ruth Ann Detzel; md by Kenneth E. Foust at South Charleston.1 

Partners and Children

Citations

  1. [S2712] WV Marriages Kanawha Co, WV.

______ (?)1

F, #34744
Marriage* She married Charles Washington Poff. Charles is listed as single in the 1900, 1910 and 1920 censuses; married in the 1930 census, but his wife is not enumerated. He is listed as widowed on his death certificate.1,2 

Partners and Children

Child

Citations

  1. [S237] Obituary, Charles W. Poff, Charleston (WV) Gazette, Sunday, 6 February 1944.
  2. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.

Sylvia Poff1

F, #34745
FatherCharles Washington Poff1 b. 6 Jan 1881, d. 5 Feb 1944
Mother______ (?)1
 Sylvia Poff is the daughter of Charles Washington Poff and ______ (?)1 
Marriage* Sylvia Poff married Jack Phillips.1 

Partners and Children

Citations

  1. [S237] Obituary, Charles W. Poff, Charleston (WV) Gazette, Sunday, 6 February 1944.

Jack Phillips1

M, #34746
Marriage* Jack Phillips married Sylvia Poff, daughter of Charles Washington Poff and ______ (?).1 

Partners and Children

Citations

  1. [S237] Obituary, Charles W. Poff, Charleston (WV) Gazette, Sunday, 6 February 1944.

Jarrod Smith1

M, #34747
FatherKeith Albert Smith1
MotherMarsha Louise Payne1
 Jarrod Smith is the son of Keith Albert Smith and Marsha Louise Payne.1 
Marriage* Jarrod Smith married Audrey (?)1 

Partners and Children

Child

Citations

  1. [S237] Obituary, Mildred Virginia Smith, Beckley (WV) Register-Herald, Monday, 27 April 2009, online at http://www.register-herald.com/obituaries/…

Jon Smith1

M, #34749
FatherJarrod Smith1
MotherAudrey (?)1
 Jon Smith is the son of Jarrod Smith and Audrey (?)1 

Citations

  1. [S237] Obituary, Mildred Virginia Smith, Beckley (WV) Register-Herald, Monday, 27 April 2009, online at http://www.register-herald.com/obituaries/…