William Monroe Riley1
M, #3615, b. 13 December 1927, d. 11 December 2008
Family: Betty Marie Evans (b. 4 November 1938)
|Son||James Fredrick Riley+ (b. 13 December 1965)|
|Son||William Douglas Riley (b. 3 May 1967)|
William Monroe Riley was born on 13 December 1927 in Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, USA.1
He witnessed the birth of James Fredrick Riley on 13 December 1965 in South Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, USA.1
William Monroe Riley witnessed the birth of William Douglas Riley on 3 May 1967 in Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, USA.1
William Monroe Riley and Betty Marie Evans were married on 27 May 1961 in Dunbar, Kanawha, West Virginia, USA.1
He died on 11 December 2008, at age 80, in Monongalia General Hospital, Morgantown, Monongalia, West Virginia, USA,
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.
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- [S12] Betty Marie Evans, "Email from Betty Marie Evans," e-mail message from Not recorded (Not recorded) to Carl J. Denbow, About 1995. Hereinafter cited as "Betty Evans Email".
F, #3624, b. 5 September 1859, d. April 1941
Roseanna Robertson was born on 5 September 1859 in Pennsylvania, USA. She witnessed the birth of Rosella Hunter
Roseanna Robertson witnessed the birth of Elizabeth Kennedy Hunter
in 1878 in Illinois, USA. Roseanna Robertson witnessed the birth of Mabel Hunter
Roseanna Robertson witnessed the birth of Sam Hunter
on 20 November 1881 in Illinois, USA. She witnessed the birth of James 'Jimmy' Hunter
She witnessed the birth of Lydia Hunter
in 1888. Roseanna Robertson witnessed the birth of Lillian Hunter
on 8 January 1890 in Illinois, USA. Roseanna Robertson witnessed the birth of Gordon 'Dolly' Hunter
She witnessed the birth of Matilda Hunter
on 28 July 1894 in Jefferson, Pennsylvania, USA. Roseanna Robertson witnessed the birth of William 'Bill' Hunter
She and Samuel Hunter
were married on 25 August 1875 in Illinois, USA. She died in April 1941, at age 81, in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA. She was buried in Punxsutawney, Jefferson, Pennsylvania, USA.
Roseanna Robertson was also known as Roseanna Hunter. 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.
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- [S117] Carl J. Denbow is soley responsible for this hypothesis and will replace it with more accurate data as soon as that becomes available. At this point this data seems the most reasonable assumption given the known facts and makes a good circumstantial case.