Benton Waymon LILLY Richard Martin SHREWSBERRY Mini tree diagram
Viola Millisor COOPER

Viola Millisor COOPER3,5,1,4,2,6

30th Apr 18973,1,4,2 - 21st Mar 19561,2

Life History

30th Apr 1897

Born in Raleigh County, West Virginia.3,1,4,2

10th Feb 1933

Married Benton Waymon LILLY in Raleigh County, West Virginia.6

21st Mar 1956

Died in Bluefield, Mercer, West Virginia.1,2

Bronchial pneumonia & pyelonephritia (per WV Certificate of Death #3342 Dist #280 Serial #156)

after 21st Mar 1956

Buried in Cooper Cemetery, Odd, Raleigh County, West Virginia.1,2

Other facts

 

Married Richard Martin SHREWSBERRY

Notes

  • West Virginia, Births Index, 1853-1969
    Viola Millisor Cooper
    Birth 30 Apr 1897 Raleigh County, West Virginia
    Father's Name A A Cooper
    Mother's Name Annie Cooper

    An affidavit concerning her second marriage, indicating variousvariations of her name, report her middle name as Mae in somereferences and Millison in others.  It may be that the transcripitonof Millisor as the middle name in the Ancestry.com record  from theWest Virginia Births Index was wrong, being orignally Millison (refMillicent?).

    1930 Federal Census, Raleigh County, West Virginia, 29 April, Rhodell,District 41, page 26A, Hse #905, Fam #445
    Shrewsberry, Richard M Rents $20 M W 38 Married at age 22 WV WV WVBible School Teacher
    Shrewsberry, Viola M Wife F W 31 Married at age 17 WV WV WV
    Shrewsberry, Varna Son M W 11 WV WV WV
    Shrewsberry, McClellan Son M W 9 WV WV WV
    Shrewsberry, Viola Dau F W 7 WV WV WV
    Shrewsberry, William A Son M W 2 WV WV WV

    Viola's memorial on Find a Grave gives information about her firstmarriage to Richard M Shrewsberry, but nothing about her secondmarriage, giving her the final surname of Lilly, which appears on hergravestone reported here.

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    Viola M. Cooper-Shrewsberry Lilly
    Birth Apr. 30, 1897 West Virginia
    Death Mar. 21, 1956 Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia

    Daughter of Andrew Anson Cooper (1875-1999) & Anna Meadows-Cooper(1879-1965)
    Sister of Ada Lee Cooper-Reedy (1905-1944), Andrew Ernest Cooper(1909-1932), & Lloyd John Cooper (1914-1938)
    Married to Richard M. Shrewsberry (1891-1962)

    Mother of:
    Ardis M. Shrewsberry (1916-1926)
    Rondo McClelland "Mack" Shrewsberry (1920-2003)
    William Andrew Shrewsberry (1927-1999) and Vilda Shrewsberry-Hall

    Viola Lilly died on March 21, 1956 at age 58 from bronchial pneumonia& pyelonephritia (per WV Certificate of Death #3342 Dist #280 Serial#156)
    Parents:
    Andrew Anson Cooper (1875 - 1939)
    Annie Meadows Cooper (1879 - 1965)

    Spouse Richard M. Shrewsberry (1891 - 1962)

    Children:
    Rondo McClelland Shrewsberry (1920 - 2003)
    William Andrew Shrewsberry (1927 - 1999)

    Burial Cooper Cemetery, Odd, Raleigh County, West Virginia

    Created by Patty Greene Jul 31, 2007
    --  Find A Grave Memorial# 20711249,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=20711249
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    West Virginia, Deaths Index, 1853-1973
    Viola M. Cooper Lilly
    Birth 30 Apr 1897 West Virginia
    Death 21 Mar 1956 Bluefield, Mercer, West Virginia
    Burial Cooper-Odd Cemetery, West Virginia
    Death Age 58
    Occupation Domestic
    Marital Status Married
    Father Name Andy Cooper
    Mother Name Anna Meadows

Sources

  • 1. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
    • Memorial #20711249,
  • 2. West Virginia, Deaths Index, 1853-1973
  • 3. West Virginia, Births Index, 1853-1969
  • 4. 1930 Federal Census, Raleigh County, West Virginia
    • 29 April, Rhodell, District 41, page 26A, Hse #905, Fam #445
  • 5. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
    • Memorial #20721460,
  • 6. Affidavit of names for marriage of Viola M Cooper to B W LIlly

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