Bertha Peggy EDMONDS Viola Millisor COOPER Mini tree diagram
Richard Martin SHREWSBERRY

Richard Martin SHREWSBERRY1,2,3,7,4,6,5

24th Jul 18911,2,3,4,5 - 27th Dec 19621,2,6,5

Life History

24th Jul 1891

Born in Raleigh, Raleigh, West Virginia.1,2,3,4,5

21st Mar 1956

Death of Viola Millisor COOPER in Bluefield, Mercer, West Virginia.8,2

1960

Married Bertha Peggy EDMONDS in Raleigh County, West Virginia.7

Husband died 27 Dec 1962 (reported on SS Death Index as Jan 1963)

27th Dec 1962

Died in Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, Raleigh, West Virginia.1,2,6,5

A cerebral hemorrhage (per WV Register of Deaths, Raleigh County, WV, 1962, page 520)

before 4th Jan 1963

Buried in Burial Cooper Cemetery, Odd, Raleigh County, West Virginia.6,5

Other facts

 

Married Viola Millisor COOPER

Notes

  • West Virginia, Births Index, 1853-1969
    Richard M Shrewsberry
    Birth 24 Jul 1891 Raleigh, Raleigh County, West Virginia
    Father's Name William Shrewsberry
    Mother's Name Caroline Meadows

    West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971
    Richard Martin Shrewsberry
    Spouse's Name Bertha Edmonds
    Marriage 1960 Raleigh County, West Virginia

    No specific date is included in the transcription of this record.  Theimage of the record is not provided by Ancestry.

    I found them in the 1930 census, as expected in Raleigh County, WestVirginia.

    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

    U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current
    Richard Shrewsberry
    Born 24 Jul 1891
    Died Jan 1963
    Last Residence West Virginia
    SSN 235-18-2205 issued West Virginia (Before 1951)

    The above records appear to match the husband of Bertha EdmondsShrewsberry.

    A memorial on Find a Grave for Richard M Shrewsberry seems to matchBertha Edmonds Shrewsberry's husband Richard Martin Shrewsberry.  Thedate of death there, with a photo of the gravestone, is actually 27December 1962.  The SS Death Index reports only January 1963, soapparently they were not notified of the exact date, but got word inJanuary 1963.

    His West Virginia death record reports the exact date, as shown on hisgravestone.

    West Virginia, Deaths Index, 1853-1973
    Richard Martin Shrewsbury
    Birth Date 1891
    Death 27 Dec 1962 Beckley, Raleigh, West Virginia
    Death Age 71
    Occupation Ret. Mail Carrier
    Marital Status Married

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    Richard M. Shrewsberry
    Birth Jul. 24, 1891
    Death Dec. 27, 1962

    Married to Viola M. Cooper-Shrewsberry-Lilly (1897-1956)
    Father of:
    Ardis M. Shrewsberry (1916-1926)
    Rondo McClelland "Mack" Shrewsberry (1920-2003)
    William Andrew Shrewsberry (1927-1999)
    Vilda Shrewsberry-Hall

    Richard Shrewsberry was a retired mail carrier. He died at age 71 froma cerebral hemorrhage (per WV Register of Deaths, Raleigh County, WV,1962, page 520).

    Spouse Viola M. Cooper-Shrewsberry Lilly (1897 - 1956)

    Children:
    Ardis M. Shrewsberry (1916 - 1926)
    Rondo McClelland Shrewsberry (1920 - 2003)
    William Andrew Shrewsberry (1927 - 1999)

    Burial Cooper Cemetery, Odd, Raleigh County, West Virginia

    Created by Patty Greene Aug 01, 2007
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #20721460,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=20721460
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    The funeral was held before 4 January, when Bertha published astatement of thanks in the Beckley, West Virginia, newspaper.

    "Cards of Thanks
    "I desire to express to my kind neighbors and thoughtful friends myheartfelt thanks for their many expressions of sympathy during thedeath [sic] of my beloved husband, Richard Martin Shrewsberry.  Iespecially wish to thank Dr Paul Vaughn, the staff of the RaleighGeneral Hospital, the postal workers, the Rose and Queensberry FuneralHome and those who sent flowers, food, or helped in any way.
    "Wife:  Bertha "Peggy" Shrewsberry"
    --  Raleigh Register, Beckley, West Virginia, Friday afternoon,January 4, 1963, p 16

    The only wife reported on the memorial for Richard M Shrewsberry isone Viola M. Cooper-Shrewsberry-Lilly.  His memorial has no mention ofa wife named Bertha.  But Viola died in 1956, and Richard marriedBertha in 1960. Bertha apparently had never married before, since themarriage record reports her last name as Edmonds.

Sources

  • 1. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
  • 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. Raleigh Register, Beckley, West Virginia, Friday afternoon, January 4,1963, p 16
    • Cards of Thanks:  Wife:  Bertha "Peggy" Shrewsberry
  • 7. West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971
  • 8. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
    • Memorial #20711249,

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