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Del Groves (#47084264)
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Bio Photo I have been researching my families since 2000 which consist primarily of (paternal) Fortney, Groves & Summers and (maternal) Armstrong, Boylen & Fawley.

The majority of memorials I have created are of my relatives. However, I have created some memorials for unrelated folks whose headstones I just happened to photograph while visiting a particular cemetery. If I have created a memorial that you'd like transferred to you, please send a note via normal channels under the 'Edit' tab of the memorial with a comment stating your relationship to that person.

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Patty Ringer Brown
RE: Cemetery location?
Taken from Janice Cale Sisler's book. She states she and Benjamin noted the tombstones April 1, 1972.
She list address as Pleasant district, Valley Rt. 26.
Added by Patty Ringer Brown on Mar 05, 2015 6:59 PM
Corine Hardman
RE: Virginia Rachel Ringer Fortney #87636033
It came up on as one of the hints. and then the U. S. Find-a-grave came up.

I have to go back to see where I got the name from. Sometimes I get crossed eyed and do strange things. But that was how I came up with her name. Wonder what her headstone says.

Added by Corine Hardman on Mar 05, 2015 4:44 PM
Corine Hardman
RE: Virginia Rachel Ringer Fortney #87636033

I added the Ann.

US Find-a-Grave has her as
Virginia Rachel Fortney
Birth 9 Jan 1852 - Preston County, West Virginia, USA
Death 2 Jun 1938 - Valley Point, Preston County, West Virginia, USA

That is where I got the Virginia from. I knew everything else should the Virginia dropped. Also 1852 Preston birth record has her as Virginia Rachel Ann.

The records will drive one crazy - birth, marriage, death etc one person but different names. First and middle names switched.

Added by Corine Hardman on Mar 05, 2015 4:15 PM
Norvell Elliott Miller
Thanks for the correction, I made changes. I don't know how that happened. He was a distant cousin.

John Norvell
Added by Jenorv on Feb 20, 2015 12:51 PM
Summers Davis # 129333360
Thanks for sending the obituary. I have added.
Added by Waucondacarol on Feb 19, 2015 12:24 PM
Martha Neighbors
RE: Norvel James Fortney #12465679
Hello Del!

Mr. Fortney is my wife Oneta (Currence)'s sister Ruth's husband's father. She said that all she remembers about Norvel is that he was the oldest Fortney around.

I just checked on and the West Virginia Vital Research ( website and I could not find any additional info about the individuals you mentioned.

Good luck to you in you research, always, and,

Happy Hunting!

Added by Martha Neighbors on Jan 31, 2015 6:34 PM
Lucille Summers
I was too fast with the key!!!

I found here James and Lucille were together after their marriage until she died so I doubt he was married to Katria unless the contributor has prove that I did not locate. That is very possible. The census records has him listed as Tom in several years. Guess you know all this! Happy researching.
Added by Shirley on Jan 28, 2015 1:13 PM
Lucille Summers
I have been working on the question you asked.

Edmund had been added to her memorial. I am not aware where that information came from. They were not married as far as my researching goes.

About Katria Curry...I can not find where she and James Thomas Singleton were married.....James Thomas Singleton and Lucille Summers were married July 25, 1920 in Graham, Young County, Texas.
Added by Shirley on Jan 28, 2015 1:02 PM
Mike White
Mary Tomkins
Appreciate the information, am currently reading the postings, will piece together an update and add what I can, to her memorial. Thank You, Mike White
Added by Mike White on Jan 28, 2015 9:13 AM
Sylvia Sine Whittaker
RE: Shirley V Ammons Fortney #125094184
Hi, I looked for Albert Fortney husband of Dorothy Melrose on and it seems all those who have him in their family tree have different dates then those on the tombstone for Albert F. Fortney in the Olive-Tennant Cemetery.

Here are they dates they have:

Albert Franklin Fortney
Birth 7 Apr 1907 in Victoria, Preston, West Virginia
Death 29 Nov 1989 in Beverly, Randolph, West Virginia

If you can figure out this puzzle Please let me know.
Added by Sylvia Sine Whittaker on Jan 22, 2015 9:05 PM
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