William Monroe Riley1

M, b. 13 December 1927, d. 11 December 2008
     William Monroe Riley was born on 13 December 1927 at Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, USA.1 He died on 11 December 2008 at Monongalia General Hospital, Morgantown, Monongalia, West Virginia, USA, at age 80; Obituary from the Inter-Mountain, Elkins, West Virginia, Dec. 13, 2008:

William Monroe Riley, 80, of Canaan Valley, passed away Dec. 11, 2008, at Monongalia General Hospital in Morgantown.

He was born Dec. 13, 1927, in Charleston, a son of the late Orpha Collin and Nettie Carter Riley.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Marie Evans Riley, whom he married on May 27, 1961; two sons, James Frederick (Nicole) Riley of Charleston and William Douglas Riley of Myrtle Beach, S.C; one sister, Carol Kameswaran of Ocala, Fla; and four grandsons, James Martin Riley, Evan Hunter Riley, Noah Collin Riley and Aidan Oliver Riley.

Bill brought his grandsons their first fishing rods and guns. Each of the grandchildren held a special place in their granddad's heart and all were special to him. Mr. Riley attended schools in Hinton, Nitro and Williamson where he graduated high school in 1946. He attended and graduated in 1950 from Morris Harvey College. He was a member of Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities and was president of his senior class. He later joined his father's business, Riley's Department Store, managing the store located in Montgomery.

About 1973, Bill and Betty moved to Dunbar and Bill took over management of Riley's Department Store in Dunbar. He also owned and operated Mt. State Outfitters, which he started in a storefront on 19th Street in Dunbar. Bill was past president of the Lion's Club in Montgomery. He was a Mason and past member of the Shrine in Charleston. He was a member of the West Virginia Wildwater Association and during his earliest years, he was very active in the group and was an avid whitewater paddler.

His interests later centered mainly on hunting and fishing. He hunted and fished with his father and others, going on hunts in the western United States and fishing streams in West Virginia at the Cranberry and William Rivers.

He was a member of Trout Unlimited. He traveled the world pursing his interests, including four trips to Africa, one to Brazil, one to Labrador and one to Russia. In 1991, he sold his business and moved to Canaan Valley.

He was a member of the Buena Chapel United Methodist Church. Bill loved to kid and tease everyone he knew. He was a good husband, father and a well-respected and liked man.

Memorial services for the cremains of Mr. Riley will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15, at Buena Chapel United Methodist Church in Canaan Valley with the Rev. James Martin officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Buena Chapel United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 486, Davis, W.Va. 26260. Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Citations

  1. [S12] Betty Marie Evans, "Betty Evans Email," e-mail to Carl J. Denbow, c 1995.

Jean Ring

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     Jean Ring was also known as Jean Kirby.

Elizabeth Ripley

F, d. 1812
     Elizabeth Ripley Name alao appears as Elizabeth Black in The Bobo Roots-Cellar,Volume IV, Number 2, Winter/Spring 1994.
She was also known as Elizabeth Graham. She died in 1812 at Athens, Athens, Ohio, USA; Named after Athens, Greece; home of Ohio University.

Family

James Graham b. 4 Oct 1756, d. 2 Sep 1834
Children

Peter H. Roach

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     Peter H. Roach married Oliva Bobo, daughter of Joshua C. Bobo and Mary Black, on 10 January 1861 at Vinton, Ohio, USA. Peter H. Roach Check for this marriage in Vinton County, Ohio, Marriages, Vol. 2,page ?

Family

Oliva Bobo b. 1840

(?) Robert

M, b. 1907
MotherBernice Miracle b. 1907
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     (?) Robert was born in 1907.

Roseanna Robertson

F, b. 5 September 1859, d. April 1941
FatherWilliam Robertson
MotherElizabeth Huey
     Roseanna Robertson was born on 5 September 1859 at Pennsylvania, USA. She married Samuel Hunter, son of John Hunter and Mary Elizabeth Kennedy, on 25 August 1875 at Illinois, USA. Roseanna Robertson Death Certificate: 1. Place of Death (a) County, Allegheny (b)Borough, Edgewood (c) Name of Hospital or Insititution: 156 WestHutchinson Avenue (d) Length of stay: In hospital or institution,blank, In this community, 4 years 2. Usual Redsidence of Deceased: (a)State, Pennsylvania (b) County, Allegheny (c) City or town, Edgewood(d) Street No. 156 West Hutchinson Avenue (e) If foreign born, howlong in USA, blank 3. (a) Full Name, Rosanna Hunter (b) If US veteran,complete reverse side of certificate, blank (c) Social Security No.,blank 4. Sex, female 5. Race, white 6. (a) Single,married, widowed,divorced; widowed (b) Name of husband or wife, Samuel Hunter (c) ageof husband or wife if alive, blank 7. Birthdate of deceased, September5, 1860 8. Age, 80 years, 7 months, 11 days 9. Birthplace, Pottsville,Pennsylvania 10. Usual Occupation, Housewife11. Industry or business,blank 12. Name of father, William Robertson 13. Birthplace of father,Nova Scotia 14. Maiden name of mother, (Unknown) Huey 15. Birthplaceof mother, Scotland 16. (a) Informants own signature, Mrs. G. F. Long(b) Address, 156 Hutchinson Ave. , Edgewood 17. (a) Burial,cremation,or removal; burial (b) Date thereof, April 1841 (c) Place:Burial or Cremation, Punxsutawney, Pa. 18. (a) Signature of funeraldirector, Joseph N. Hein? (b) Address 7441 Washington St., Swissvale19. (a) Date received local registrar, April 17, 1941 (b) Registrar'ssignature, Ethel L. Deal 20. Date of Death: April 16, 1941, 2:25 a.m.21. I hereby certify that I attended the deceased from September 1,1940 to April 16, 1941, that I last saw her alive on April 16, 1941andthat her death occurred on the date and hour stated above. Immediatecause of death, Myocarditis, Valvular heart disease , hypertension,Due to , age 81-T, Duration, 93 days, Other conditions, no, Majorfindings of operations, no, Of autopsy, no 22. If death was due toexternal causes fill in the following, blank 23. Signature G. F. LongM.D., Address, Swissvale, Pa. Date signed April 16, 1941. Theatttending physician, G. F. Long, was Rosanna's son-in-law. Accordingto Vivian Doney Reid, Roseanne and her husband lived in Rossiter, Pa.Vivian remembers that Roseanne went to the movies every night of herlife. According to Jean Saunders Davis, Roseann's father and mothermoved to Illinois when Roseann was three years old. Her father,William Robertson, a fiddler, was killed by a train in Morris, GrundyCounty, Illinois. When Roseann was eight or nine years old, her motherremarried a William Murdock. According to Jean Saunders Davis,Roseanna had a brother, Willie, who was 4 years younger than she.This child was born in Morris, Grundy County, Illinois. Willie marrieda woman named Ellen. Roseanna had an older brother, Joseph, and anolder sister, Agnes. Both of these children were said to have burnedto death. According to Jean Saunders Davis, Roseanna married inBraidwood, Illinois on August 25. She was just 16 years old. Herhusband, Sam Hunter, was two years older. Jean Saunders Davis saidthat the family story was that Roseanna Robertson was in the FordTheater the night Lincoln was killed. How can this be true? Obituary:Punxsutawney Spirit, Punxsutawney, Pa., April 1941. FORMER ROSSITERWOMAN DIED IN EDGEWOOD TODAY. Mrs. Samuel Hunter, a former resident ofRossiter, died this morning in the home of her daughter, Mrs. G. F.Long, of Edgewood, where she had made her home for the past fiveyears. She was born in Pottsville in 1858. Her husband precededher in death 12 years ago. She is survived by the following sonsand daughters: Mrs. William Cryer of Juniata; Mrs. G. F. Long ofEdgewood; Mrs. H. E. Sander of Swissvale; Mrs. Louis Bair ofWillkinsburg; Mrs. S. M. Hanley of Swissvale; Samuel Hunter of Dunlow;Gordon Hunter of Indiana; James Hunter of Sacramento, Cal. and WilliamHunter of Rossiter. The body will be brought to the Morrison FuneralHome Friday morning and services will be held Friday afternoon withinterment in Circle Hill Cemetery.
Her married name was Hunter. She died in April 1941 at Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA, at age 81. She was buried at Punxsutawney, Jefferson, Pennsylvania, USA.

Family

Samuel Hunter b. 29 Apr 1856, d. 26 Apr 1929
Children

William Robertson

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Family

Elizabeth Huey
Child

Parthenia Robinett

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     Parthenia Robinett married Gabriel G. Bobo, son of Israel Bobo and Margaret Graham, on 6 December 1829 at Athens, Athens, Ohio, USA; Named after Athens, Greece; home of Ohio University. Parthenia Robinett Marriage Record, Athens County, Ohio, Vol.1/2, Page 73.
Her married name was Bobo.

Family

Gabriel G. Bobo b. bt 1809 - 1810, d. 2 Aug 1876
Children

Ann Robinette

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     Ann Robinette married David Graham, son of James Graham and Elizabeth Ripley, on 9 December 1813 at Ohio, USA. Her married name was Graham.

Family

David Graham b. 1790

Mary A. Robinson

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     Mary A. Robinson married Jess Denbow, son of John Denbow and Jane Miller, on 29 September 1892; Crowder,Missouri,USA. Her married name was Denbow.

Walter Robinson

M, b. 1897, d. 1962
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     Walter Robinson was born in 1897 at Monroe, Ohio, USA. He married Blanche Smith, daughter of Robert S. Smith and Delilah Jane Denbow, in 1927 at Monroe, Ohio, USA. Walter Robinson died in 1962 at Monroe, Ohio, USA.

Family

Blanche Smith b. 1901, d. 1980

Anna Eliza Rofkar

F, b. 13 October 1873, d. February 1953
FatherHenry Carl Rofkar b. 3 Sep 1835, d. 1925
MotherAnna Rebecca Marselius b. 1836, d. 25 Nov 1919
     Anna Eliza Rofkar was born on 13 October 1873 at Ottawa, Ohio, USA. She married Anthony Palmer on 17 December 1895. Her married name was Palmer. Anna Eliza Rofkar died in February 1953 at age 79. She was buried at Ottawa, Ohio, USA.

Family

Anthony Palmer b. 10 Jul 1876, d. Oct 1951
Children

Eliza Rofkar

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FatherJohann Rofkar b. 1793
MotherAnna Maria Harmes d. 1870

George Rofkar

M, d. 1941
FatherHenry Carl Rofkar b. 3 Sep 1835, d. 1925
MotherAnna Rebecca Marselius b. 1836, d. 25 Nov 1919
     George Rofkar was born at New York, New York, USA. He married Christina Kleindeinst in 1887. George Rofkar died in 1941. He was buried at Ottawa, Ohio, USA.

Henry Rofkar

M, b. 1866, d. 1958
FatherHenry Carl Rofkar b. 3 Sep 1835, d. 1925
MotherAnna Rebecca Marselius b. 1836, d. 25 Nov 1919
     Henry Rofkar was born in 1866 at Ottawa, Ohio, USA. He married Sophia Tadsen, daughter of Magnus Tadsen and Doris Elizabeth Knudsen, on 26 May 1888 at Ottawa, Ohio, USA. Henry Rofkar died in 1958. He was buried at Ottawa, Ohio, USA.

Family

Sophia Tadsen b. 1871, d. 1928

Henry Carl Rofkar

M, b. 3 September 1835, d. 1925
FatherJohann Rofkar b. 1793
MotherAnna Maria Harmes d. 1870
     Henry Carl Rofkar was born on 3 September 1835; ,,Germany. He married Anna Rebecca Marselius on 8 December 1859. Henry Carl Rofkar died in 1925. He was buried at Ottawa, Ohio, USA.

Family

Anna Rebecca Marselius b. 1836, d. 25 Nov 1919
Children

Johann Rofkar

M, b. 1793
     Johann Rofkar was born in 1793 at Hannover, Stadt Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany. He Information about the Rofkar family came from one book. I don't havethe name of it, but it is one of those books published by communitiesas a fund raiser where the family submits its own information. I havea copy of the pages I used. I saw the book at the Allen County PublicLibrary in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Family

Anna Maria Harmes d. 1870
Children

John H. Rofkar

M, b. 1864, d. 1928
FatherHenry Carl Rofkar b. 3 Sep 1835, d. 1925
MotherAnna Rebecca Marselius b. 1836, d. 25 Nov 1919
     John H. Rofkar was born in 1864 at New York, New York, USA. He married Anna Rohrs in 1889. John H. Rofkar died in 1928. He was buried at Ottawa, Ohio, USA.

Family

Anna Rohrs

William C. Rofkar

M, b. 1868, d. 1927
FatherHenry Carl Rofkar b. 3 Sep 1835, d. 1925
MotherAnna Rebecca Marselius b. 1836, d. 25 Nov 1919
     William C. Rofkar was born in 1868 at Ottawa, Ohio, USA. He married Cora Hetrick in 1892. William C. Rofkar died in 1927. He was buried at Ottawa, Ohio, USA.

Rebecca Rogers

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     Rebecca Rogers married James Denbow, son of John Denbow and Martha A. Sharp, in 1850. Rebecca Rogers married Reason Morris on 21 October 1866 at Monroe, Ohio, USA. Her married name was Denbow. Her married name was Morris.

Family

James Denbow b. 20 Apr 1824, d. 18 Apr 1863
Children

Nancy Roggers

F, b. February 1859, d. 1920
     Nancy Roggers was born in February 1859 at Illinois, USA; Her parents were born in Illinois.
She married Jessie Denbow in 1885; Marriage year arrived at by subtracting 'years married' from censusyear of 1900. The '15' year figure was an educated quess from blurredhandwriting.
Nancy Roggers Previous married name was Rogers -- maiden name unknown NOTE: NOTEDave Denbow has seen this spelling, but isn't sure where he saw itthis way.
Her married name was Denbow. She died in 1920.

Family

Jessie Denbow b. Dec 1857, d. 1920
Children

Anna Rohrs

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     Anna Rohrs married John H. Rofkar, son of Henry Carl Rofkar and Anna Rebecca Marselius, in 1889. Her married name was Rofkar.

Family

John H. Rofkar b. 1864, d. 1928

Elizabeth Rose

F, b. 1856, d. 1870
FatherSimon Adam Rose b. 23 Apr 1830, d. 28 Nov 1907
MotherSarah E. Smith b. 10 Apr 1829, d. 1882
     Elizabeth Rose was born in 1856 at Monroe, Ohio, USA. She died in 1870.

Flora Rose

F, b. 16 November 1864
FatherSimon Adam Rose b. 23 Apr 1830, d. 28 Nov 1907
MotherSarah E. Smith b. 10 Apr 1829, d. 1882
     Flora Rose was born on 16 November 1864 at Monroe, Ohio, USA. She married William Lewis Bishop on 12 June 1883 at Woodsfield, Monroe, Ohio, USA.1 Her married name was Bishop.1

Family

William Lewis Bishop b. 1865
Children

Citations

  1. [S21] LaMont Bankson, A Denbow by Any Other Name.

Laura E. Rose

F, b. 6 June 1867
FatherSimon Adam Rose b. 23 Apr 1830, d. 28 Nov 1907
MotherSarah E. Smith b. 10 Apr 1829, d. 1882
     Laura E. Rose was born on 6 June 1867 at Monroe County.1 She lived in 1882 at At Home, Monroe, Ohio, USA.1 She was also known as Lana E. Rose.

Citations

  1. [S122] H. H. Hardesty, HH Hardesty, Monroe.

Thomas Rose1

M, b. circa 1715
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     Thomas Rose was born circa 1715.1 He married Jean Bell, daughter of Richard Bell and Jane Denbow, on 17 January 1736 at Cecil, Maryland, USA.1

Family

Jean Bell b. 9 Nov 1715

Citations

  1. [S105] Robert Barnes, "The Barnes Report."

William R. Rose

M, b. 15 November 1850
FatherSimon Adam Rose b. 23 Apr 1830, d. 28 Nov 1907
MotherSarah E. Smith b. 10 Apr 1829, d. 1882
     William R. Rose was born on 15 November 1850 at Monroe, Ohio, USA.1 He died at Kansas, USA. He married Annia Hogue on 20 February 1873 at USA.2 William R. Rose lived in 1882 at Franklin Township, Ohio.3 He married Martha Jane Tyree on 9 August 1889 at USA.2

Family 1

Annia Hogue b. 1853

Family 2

Martha Jane Tyree b. 1850

Citations

  1. [S64] H.H. Hardesty & Co., Hardesty History Monroe Co.
  2. [S188] Rose Family Bible.
  3. [S122] H. H. Hardesty, HH Hardesty, Monroe.

Susan Ross

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     Susan Ross married Martin Bobo, son of Gabriel Bobo and Elizabeth Garner, on 2 August 1804 at Ohio, USA.1 As of 2 August 1804,her married name was Bobo.1

Family

Martin Bobo b. 1785, d. 13 Apr 1835

Citations

  1. [S86] Susan Sharp, "Susan Sharp's Research Notes."

Mary Roth

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     Mary Roth was also known as Mary Fisher.

Family

Grant Fisher
Child

Jane Rucker

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     Jane Rucker married George Washington Denbow, son of John Denbow and Martha A. Sharp, in 1855. Her married name was Denbow.

Family

George Washington Denbow b. 8 Aug 1834, d. 13 Jan 1906
Children