AMICK, LOU VERNA
[S1755]. b. Nov. 27, 1886 at Runa, WV; res. Charleston, WV; m.
Oct. 31, 1905 James Nathan Deitz; d. June 10, 1968; bur.
Charleston, WV. Lou Verna Amick grew up on the Amick Ridge,
Runa, WV. There she taught children to read and write before
schools were built in that section. She was a member of the
Methodist Church. Her hobby was flowers.
ANDERSON, ILLETA BELLE
[S181236]. b. June 29, 1924 at Fairlea, WV; m. Aug. 17, 1942 to Robert Lacy Deitz. Illeta
Belle Anderson attended Greenbrier Co. Schools, graduated from
American School, Chicago, Ill. She is now a homemaker.
ANDERSON, DR. LELAND TYSON
[S17551]. b. Feb. 25, 1907 at Parkersburg, WV; m. Nov. 12, 1937 to Otha Deitz. Dr.
Anderson graduated from University of Louisville in 1931 with
DDS Degree, Post graduate studies at Emory Univ, Ohio State
Univ.; Temple Univ.; Univ. of Penna.; Univ. of Louisville, Univ.
of Ky.; Medical College of Ga. MEMBER: lst Presbyterian Church,
Kanawha Valley Dentist
Assoc.; Berry Hills Country Club, WV Dental Society, American
Assoc. of Endodontics, American Dental Assoc., and Charter
Member of Charleston Exchange Club.
ANDERSON, LELAND TYSON II
. b. April 5, 1941 at Charleston, WV; m. Aug. 18, 1961 to Susan McCougal.
Leland went to Univ. of Colo. where Susan was enrolled, got his
A. B. in Religion and Philosophy, moved to Louisville, Ky.;
enrolled in Theological Presbyterian College two years to become
a minister; changed religion to Catholic; moved to Washington,
D. C.; got his masters Degree at Washington Catholic Univ.;
moved to Temple Univ. in Philadelphia; got his Ph.D; taught in
Notre Dame Prep for girls, then moved to Dade City, Fla. where
he is now teaching at St. Leo College (1974). He is a member of
Delta Phi Fraternity. One child, Susan.
KEITH . b. Nov. 1, 1943 at Montgomery, WV (home
in Pratt, WV); m. April 8, 1966 to Rebecca
Balengee (12-13-1946); 2 children Amy Lynn, Nancy Sue.
ANDREWS, BERNARD WARD
. b. Dec. 20, 1941 at Morgantown ;
m. August 21, 1961 to Peggy
Junell Queen (3-22-1939). 2 children; Jaye Christopher, Andrea
ANDREWS, JANICE SUE
. b. Aug. 21, 1946 at Montgomery, WA; m. June 8, 1968 to Paul Henry Van Horn.
Janice Sue is a graduate of Gauley Bridge High School, Gauley
Bridge, WV; a graduate of King's College, Briarcliff Manor, N.
Y.; has a Degree in Christian Education with elementary
education preparation also. She taught grades 6, 7 & 8 at Faith
Christian School in St. Louis, Mo. She is now (1974) a
housewife and mother. Janice Sue and Paul Van Horn have two
children; Jennifer Lynn Van Horn (1-11-71) and Kimberly Sue Van
WARREN . b. Sept. 14, 1937 at Quinwood, WV;
m. Aug. 30, 1958 to Olsie Lou
Barnett (12-12-38). 2 children, Kristi Leigh, Juli Rene'.
[S181233]. m. Emerson Deitz. No children.
ARMSTRONG, ALLEN PARR .
ARMSTRONG, CHARLES ANDERSON .
ARMSTRONG, DR. ROBERT HAMM, JR.
[S181273], b. Dec. 2, 1920; m. June 20, 1942 to Allene
ARMSTRONG, ROBERT HARMAN, III .
BAER, NANCY MEDORA
[S18127]. b. Oct. 8, 1894 at Masontown, PA; m. Sept. 21, 1916 to Charles Anderson Deitz.
Medora was born on a farm in the coal mining area near
Uniontown, Pa. Medora, the oldest of six children, early
accepted many home responsibilities while living on a
large farm where her parents did a flourishing dairy business
for many years. She rode horseback two miles to Masontown
Grammar School and later attended McClellentown High School
where she graduated with honors. While there, she took a liking
to one of her professors, Charles Deitz, and, after a long
courtship, they were married in a large wedding at the home of
the bride on Sept. 21, 1916. Charles and Medora made their first
home in Pittsburgh, PA where Charles was Chief Accountant for
the Wm Penn Hotel. Since he had placed so high on the.Civil
Service Examinations he had taken, Charles was soon contacted
for an assignment separating mail for the Railway Mail Seivice
in the Post Office Dept. Charles and Medora moved to the
Washington area and became charter members of the Sherwood
Presbyterian Church. Charles joined Mt. Harmon Masonic Lodge
#179 A. F. of M., Hyattsville, MD. Medora became a member and
held several stations in East Gate Chapter, #21, Order of the
Eastern Star in Woodridge, Washington, D. C. Charles and Medora
raised four daughters while living in their lovely buff brick
home they designed and had built in Northeast Washington. On her
twenty-third birthday, 8 Oct. 1917, Medora gave birth to Faye,
then Betty Louise on 22 Feb. 1919, Aliene Irminnie on 11 Dec.
1920, and Janis Marie on 21 June 1932. When the girls were
young, Medora designed and made all of their clothing. As her
daughters became old enough, she taught them how to sew,
embroidery, knit and crochet. Besides being an excellent
homemaker and encouraging her daughters to be likewise, Medora
spent many hours in church, school and scouting activities. She
was instrumental in chartering Bethal No. 3 of Job's Daughters
in Washington. Faye, Betty and Ailene were among the charter
members. Charles and Medora influenced the future of their
daughters by exposing them to many vocations and hobbies, such
as playing the piano, singing in the church choir, investing in
real estate, savings accounts, good housemaking skills,
landscaping, gardening, hunting, and fishing. They encouraged
all four girls to further their education in local colleges to
be completely self-sufficient. Charles became Director of
Personnel of Railway Mail Clerks for all of the U. S. (now
Postal Transportation Services) for the Post Office Dept. He
retired after forty-one years of distinguished service to the
United States Govt. Since all of the daughters had homes of
their own and so large a home was no longer necessary, in 1954
they moved to Maryland to which property they transplanted over
three hundred of their favorite shrubs and trees. After Medora
nursed Charles through a paralyzing heart attack, they spent
many happy times together traveling, hunting, fishing, caring
for their azalea and rose gardens, and, their favorite pastime,
of babysitting with their daughters' young sons. On 8 Feb.
1959, Charles passed away at the age of 69 and was buried in
Riverview Cemetery, Strasburg, overlooking the Virginia Hills he
loved so much. Medora continues her hobbies, travels, and the
celebration of the many traditional family get-togethers which
have deeply impressed the lives of her four daughters, ten
grandsons, one granddaughter and one great granddaughter.
BAKER, LUELLA MARGUERITE
[S175331]. b. Feb. 19, 1927 at Barberton, OH; m. Oct. 3, 1953 to Thomas Wesley
Deitz. Luella graduated from high school and entered the field
of retailing. After marriage, she gave up the work she loved to
rear her family of three children. After rearing her family,
she returned to work for 1 year at Halle Brothers Co. where she
won acclaim among the three top sales people. She took honors,
such as "best cake baker" in a contest sponsored by Ohio Power
Company. Recognition was given to her on three TV stations
as Number One Cake Baker. In addition, she was sent to the Ohio
State Fair--expenses paid--to compete on a state level. Luella
has done local volunteer hospital service, received award for
hours worked, did volunteer work on suicide prevention and
crises center in America. She would also like to be remembered
as having a reverence and romance for life and all of God's
BALDWIN, DOYLE STEPHENSON
[S162511]. b. March 11, 1919 at Delrio, TN; m. Nov. 17, 1941 to
Alyene Evulyn Deitz; d. Aug. 1959; bur. Wallace Memorial
Cemetery, Clintonville, WV.
BALDWIN, JOYCE ANN
. b. Jan. 5, 1945 at Cornstalk, WV; m. March 17, 1963 to Dennis Wayne Rogers,
Sr. Joyce Ann was born at Cornstalk, W. Va. at the home place
of Arch Deitz. At the age of 2 years, she moved with her family
to Charmco, WV, where she lived until she.was 16 years of age.
At the age of 5, she began her education at Charmco Elementary
School and at the age of 11, graduated from the 6th grade. She
then attended the Rupert High School; and in May 1962, at the
age of 17, graduated. She was in the top ten in her class. She
attended the C & 0 Hospital School of Nursing in Clifton Forge,
VA from June 1962 to May 1964, at which time she withdrew due to
ill health. She married March 17, 1963 to Dennis Rogers. In
May 1972, Joyce Ann entered the Bluefield State College Nursing
Proqram and is expecting to graduate in May 1975 with an A. S.
in nursing. She was divorced in August 1973 and is now (1974)
employed.as a nurse's aide at St. Luke's Hospital, Bluefield,
BAUGHMAN, EUNICE EILEEN [S111311]. b. Jan. 11,
1922 at Freeport, IL; m.
Sept. 8 to Dana Arthur Deitz, Jr.
BECKNER, DANIEL .
BECKNER, JOSEPH ERVIN
[S172]. m. Mary Jane Deitz.
BECKNER, WILLIAM MILTON
BEITZ, ORA ELIZABETH
[S1351]. b. April 11, 1887 in Fayette County, WV; m. Hamilton Theodore Deitz; d. Oct. 1970; bur. Old Amwell
Cemetery at Crawley, WV. Ora Elizabeth Beitz was born in
Fayette Co., WV and came to Greenbrier Co. with her father,
mother and brother Roy Beitz when a small child. Before her
marriage she was a teacher, She was a member of Amwell Baptist
Church until her marriage; then she joined Beaver Creek Baptist
Church and was a member there until her death. She, with her
husband, reared a fine family of boys and girls.
BELCHER, PATRICIA ANN [S1812371]. m. Dec. 26,
1968; m. Jackie Cleveland Deitz. Graduated from MVU 1972.
BENNETT, ERNEST [S17116]. b. Nicholas Co.; m.
Dec. 1914 to Lillie McClung; d. March 9, 1950; bur. End of
Trail, Greenbrier Co.
[S17115]. b. Nicholas Co., WV; m. Elzada Jane McClung;
bur. Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
BIRMINGHAM, ALFRED NELSON
[S181272]. b. March 30, 1914 at Washington, DC; m. Sept. 9, 1943 to Betty
Louise Deitz. Alfred Nelson Birmingham completed schooling in
public schools of Washington, DC. He attended Univ. of Md.
1932-33, and started working at Naval Gun Factory (Federal
Gov't., Washington, D. C.). In 1934, he transferred to Naval
Ordinance Laboratory in 1947.. In 1952, after five years of
night school, he graduated from Geroge Washington University of
Washington, D. C. with a Degree of Bachelor of Mechanical
Engineering. He was athletically active from his childhood and
excelled in bowling and golf--winning many trophies and awards.
He retired in 1970, moving to Florida where he is actively
engaged with many golf organizations. fishing, swimming and
enjoying retired life with his wife, Betty.
BIRMINGHAM, CRAIG NELSON
. b. March 29, 1949; m. July 28, 1973 to Leona Ann Blasecki. Craig
Nelson graduated from the U of Maryland in 1972 and passed the
CPA examination in May of 1973. He is now working for a public
accounting firm located in Silver Spring. In addition to
school, he also has been active in such activities as weight
lifting, folf, billiards and card playing. He won the
University of Maryland Billiard Championship and placed third in
the Regional Tournament at the University of George Washington,
BIRMINGHAM, JAMES ALFRED . b. May 6,
1945 in Maryland;
m. June 8, 1969 to Imogene Stocksliger. James Alfred Birmingham
graduated from high school in Maryland. He loves music, plays
the accordion, is a member of the Baptist Church, and was in the
Air Force for 4 years. He is now (1974) trying to finish his
college course at the U of Md. He works part time. Has one
child; Laura Ann.
BIRMINGHAM, ROBERT ALAN
. b. July 11, 1947 in MD. Robert Alan Birmingham graduated from MD
High School. He is a member of Hughes Methodist Church. He
loves music, plays piano, guitar and drums. He attended U of
Md. two years. At present (1974) he is Manager of a Cleaning
[S16]. m. Joseph Deitz.
LEONA ANN [S1812723]. b. March 10, 1949 at Passaic, NJ;
m. July 28,
1973 to Craig Nelson Birmingham. Leona Ann graduated from Fair
Lawn High school in Fair Lawn, N. J. and University of Maryland
at College Park, Md. She was National Publication Correspondent
and was Rush Chairman for National Sorority Pi Beta Phi And was
elected member of Angel Flight (A. 0. T. C. Women's
Organization). Presently she is working for Harry I. Clarkson,
Associates, an Advertising Firm in Washington, D. C. She plans
to become a free lance artist and women's fashion designer.
BOEING, CAROLINE M
[S1l4473]. b. Aug. 12, 1931; m. Wm George Kincaid.
[S1716]. b. Aug. 28, 1880 in Nicholas Co., WV; m. March
27, 1910 to Joseph Wallace Deitz; d. 1935; bur. Mt. Pleasant
Cemetery, Mt. Lookout, WV.
BOURNE, BEVERLEY JEANNE .
b. Aug. 26, 1941 in Charleston, WV; m. Dec. 17,
1966 to William Hedges Niemann.
BOURNE, CHESTER MITCHELL . b. Oct. 25,
1947 in Charleston, WV. Never married.
BOURNE, CHESTER WELLINGTON
[S18343]. b. Dec. 11, 1910 in Charleston, WV; m. July 8, 1937 to Elizabeth Emma Jean
Deitz. Chester Wellington Bourne attended Glenwood Grade
School, Woodrow Wilson Junior High School and Charleston High
School and graduated from WU in June 1935 with a B. S. Degree in
Agriculture and Chemistry. He started to work at Westvaco
Chem. Corp. March 31, 1936 as Foreman; later he worked in an F.
M. C. Chem. Corp. plant in South Charleston. He served as City
Councilman from 2nd Ir,ard, city of Charleston, WV 1955-1963.
He was a member of BPOE, 202 Elks Lodge; Masonic Lodge 153;
Scottish Rites Temple 32 and Beni Kedem Shrine Temple (all in
Charleston). He attends St. Mark's Methodist Church, is past
State Pres. of W. Va. Wild Life Federation; Past Pres.
Employees Federal Credit Union and President of Westvaco
BOURNE, ELIZABETH ANDREA . b. April 28,
1938 in Charleston, W. Va.; m. Nov. 27, 1959 to Phillip Lee Gainer.
BRININGER, FRANK WILSON
[S162174]. b. Oct. 15, 1933 in Monroe, Mich.; m. June 20, 1953 to Betty Louise
Carr. See 162174 for family and activities.
[S18123] (Second Wife). m. Harvey Jackson Deitz.
[S18125]. m. Joseph Tinsley Deitz.
BURDETTE, JAMES HARVEY
[S1l36]. b. July 5, 1860 in Fayette Co.;
m. 1888 to Fannie Deitz; d. May 5, 1913. bur. California. (The
following is an obituary furnished by Maggie Deitz of Ansted, W.
Va.). "Word has been received here of the death, May 5, 1943, of
James H. Burdette, former Fayette countian,-who died at Merced,
Calif. at the age of 83. The deceased was the son of Louis and
Hanna Hedrick Burdette, pioneer Fayette countian; and he was
born in this County July 5, 1860. He homesteaded near
Riverside, Ness County, Kansas, in 1883 and in 1888 married
Fannie Deitz and moved to Las Animas County, Colo. The family
moved to California in 1929.” Children: Mable, Maude, John,
George, Ralph, Homer, Ira, and Carl.
BURNS, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
[S1314]. b. Feb. 14, 1854 at Meadows, Greenbrier Co., WV; m.
Fall of 1879 to Mary Ann Deitz; d. Jan. 13,,1913. Benjamin
Franklin Burns was born near what is now Kieffer, WV Jan. 9,
1842. He acquired a good common school education for his day.
In young manhood, he entered the army of the Southern
Confederacy and was engaged in a number of battles. In one of
these, he was taken prisoner and for several months was confined
in a prison camp in Delaware where his health was greatly
impaired; and, ever after that, he had delicate health. After
the end of the war, he returned. to his home where he continued
to reside until his death on Jan. l3, 1913. He was actively
interested in the education of the community children and was
for many years, and at the time of his death, a member of the
Board of Education. By close attention to his business and by
frugality, he acquired a farm of 210 acres on Beaver Creek near
Kieffer, W. Va. Note; first name sometimes spelled
BURNS, RODNEY RAY
[S162322]. b. Dec. 19, 1925 at Rainelle, WV; m.. May 28, 1948 to Joan Jeffries. Rodney
Ray, along with his wife Joan, owns and operates a greenhouse
and farm at Clintonville, WV.
BURR, EARLY LEE
[S1751]. b. June 24, 1870 at Renick, WV; m. May 1, 1901 to Almira Jane Deitz; d. April 13, 1948;
bur. Groves Cemetery, Summersville, WV. Early Lee Burr’s
mother moved her family to Mt. Lookout after the death of her
husband, the Rev. James A. Burr, in Renick W. Va. A few years
later, after his marriage to Almira Deitz, Early bought a farm
adjoining the Bell Elementary School Property. In addition to
cultivating his farm, he had a grist mill and made Friday his
"Milling” day. In the fall he traveled throughout the County
with a thrashing machine serving the farmers of the area,
usually assisted by his brother-in-law, Franza Deitz. In 1916,
he and his family moved to Summersville, where he bought the old
Summersville Grade School property, remodeled the old building
for a home, and built and operated the Summersville Flour Mill
for many years. In the early twenties, he built a new house
across the street, now known as the Burr House, at the
corner of Arbuckle Road and Church Street. He also owned a
small grocery store on another corner of Arbuckle and Church
Streets. He owned both businesses at the time of his death in
1948. Incidentally, he gave the right-of-way through his
property for the construction of what is now State Route 39
. b. April 8, 1902 at Mt. Lookout, WV; m. June 9, 1929 to Paul C.
Davis. Hester Burr finished the 8th grade at Bell School in
Mt. Lookout, WV and graduated from Nicholas Co. High School in
Summersville in 1920, where she was. the Valedictorian of her
class. She graduated from Broaddus Jr. College, and received a
Ph.D. Degree from Dennison University, Granville, Ohio in 1925.
She taught English and French in Nicholas Co. and Richwood High
Schools until her marriage in 1929. She was associated with her
husband in business, and also taught a few years in Kanawha
County Schools, until her retirement in 1966.
BURR, LLOYD JASPER
. b. March 13, 1903 at Mt. Lookout, WV;
m. July 25, 1925 to Gladys Irine
Huff. Jasper's parents moved from Mt. Lookout to Summersville
when he was thirteen years of age. Here he attended Nicholas
Co. High School. He worked in the flour and feed mill owned and
operated by his father. Jasper also did contract hauling and
for twenty years drove a bus for the Reynolds Bus Co. of
Clarksburg. He married a school teacher, Gladys Irine Huff, of
Camden-on-Gauley, WV. To this union were born two sons, Harold
Lee (deceased) and Howard Jasper of Marietta, Ga.
CALDWELL, FRANZA LOWELL
. b. May 7, 1940 at Fayetteville, WV; d. June 22, 2003L3.
CALDWELL, GREGG ALLEN
. b. June 12, 1967 at Alexandria, VA; m. June 25, 1968 at Washington,
DC to Christine Jannie Jenner.
CALDWELL, HAYDEN DIETZ
. b. March 8, 1999.
CALDWELL, HELEN KAY
. b. July 6, 1934 at Hico, WV.
CALDWELL, HOMER HAROLD, SR.
[S17535]. b. Oct. 16, 1909 at Elliott, WV; m. Florence Ruth
Deitz; d. March 17, 1971.
CALDWELL, HOMER HAROLD, JR. . b.
Oct. 26, 1936 at Danese, WV. Homer worked on ore ships on the Great Lakes.
CALDWELL, JAMES DEITZ . b. March 27,
1938 at Danese, WV; m. December 23, 1966 to Edith Jane
Nutter. One child: Gregg Allen Caldwell.
CALDWELL, LOGAN JENNER . b. Feb. 10,
CALDWELL, VIRGINIA ANN
. b. June 24, 1930 at Caperton, WV; m. Jan. 14, 1950 at
Charleston, WV to Walter Campbell Reese. 3 children; Deborah
Marie, Pamela Ann, and Mark Walter.
CALLISON, PATRICIA ROSALIE
[S162341]. b. Feb. 1, 1928 at Springdale, WV; m. Aug. 22, 1949 to William Gilmer
Deitz, Jr. Patricia Callison was born and reared on a farm
near Springdale, WV. She attended local schools and later
graduated from Marshall University. She married William Deitz
in 1949 and to this union was born two children. They lived at
Meadow Bluff, WV before moving to Florida in 1963. She
obtained her Masters of Education Degree at Fla. Technological
University in 1972. She has taught in Elementary Schools at
Meadow Bridge, WV and Titusville, FL.
CAMPBELL, CARROLL RAYMOND
[S181274]. b. April 29, 1932 at Brookville, MO; m June 13, 1952 to Janis Marie
Deitz; divorced April 8, 1973. He was a Page in the Nation's
Capitol 1947-49; graduated Hyattsville High School 1950;
University of Md. 1950-52; U. S. Army Sgt. 1952-1955; salesman
of cars, loans, etc.
CAMPBELL, CHARLES RAYMOND . b.
Nov. 5, 1956 at Washington, DC.
CAMPBELL, EDWARD ALAN . b. Nov. 5,
1956 at Washington, DC.
CAMPBELL, WILLIAM JAY . b. May 30,
1961 at Washington, DC.
CAMPBELL, HARLEY HERBERT [S171614]. b. Sept.
15, 1932 at Swiss, WV; m. Nancy Hannah Deitz. No issue.
CARR, BETTY LOUISE
. b. Sept. 2, 1934 at New Lyme, OH; m. June 20, 1953 to Frank Wilson
Brininger. Betty Louise Carr was the sixth and youngest child
of Anna Irene Deitz and James Kincaid Carr. She was born in a
farm house in New Lyme, OH. She graduated from New Lyme Deming
High School 1952; married F'rank Wilson Brininger June 20,
1953. Husband is owner of Brininger Roofing Co. He started this
business in 1965 at the home address. Betty and Frank jointly
purchased Brininger Printing Co. Dec. 1973. This is located at
89 W. Walnut St., Jefferson, Ohio and is run by the
Two children; Bradley Alan and Annette Louise.
CARR, CHARLES ETON
. b. May 29, 1921 at Andover, OH; m. July 31, 1943 to Sue Hruska.
Charles was raised on a dairy farm in New Lyme, Ohio. He
graduated from New Lyme Deming High School in 1939. After
attending Kent State Univ. for two years, he enlisted in the U.
S. Coast Guard for the duration of World War II. He was
discharged as Yeoman 1C in Nov. 1945. He went to work for
Sanborn Motor Equipment Co., an Automotive Parts Wholesale
Dealer, where he currently (1974) is in his 28th year as Sales
Representative. He and Sue have two children--Gary Lee and
Marla Jean. Each graduated from Kent State U and is now
CARR, GERTRUDE [S1863]. (Second wife) m. Feb. 8,
1908 to David Alexander Tuckwiller.
CARR, MARIE . b. April 20, 1925 at Leon,
Ohio; m. Aug. 15, 1944 to Eugene Charles Foster; Family;
Daniel Eugene, Cheryl Ann.
CARR, REBA LUCILLE . b. July 13, 1923
at Leon, Ohio; m. May 29,
1946 to Robert Harry Moschell.
[S1l2]. b. 1824; m. Rosanne Jane Deitz; d. 1897.
CAVENDISH, RUFUS MACK
[1l23]. b. May 12, 1863 in Fayette Co.; m. Aug. 9, 1888 to Sallie B. Williams. Schools
attended: Public Schools; Burnsville Academy; Summersville
Normal School and Law at WVU. Taught school 16 yrs.,
engineering for several yrs. and practiced law combined with
engineering. He was employed by State Roads Commission as Right
of Way Engineer for eight years, was employed by Pardee & Curtin
Lumber Company as Land Agent and Attorney. Rufus was a Baptist
and politically a Democrat. Official positions: County Surveyor
of Braxton Co.; represented Braxton Co. in the W. Va.
Legislature two terms; was President of Webster Co. Board of
Education, July 1933 to July 1935. Places lived: born in
Fayette Co., left there in 1890, taught school in Upshur Co. two
years, then moved to Burnsville in Braxton Co., taught school in
Burnsville Academy two years, moved to Sutton, was Principal of
Sutton High School three years; went Morgantown in 1922 while
with State Roads Commission and moved to Webster Springs in
1930. Belonged to A. F. & A. M., Chapter, Commandery and
CAVENDISH, WM. NEWTON [1l22]. m. Ada Graham;
CAVES, JESSE RONALD . b. Feb. 22,
1923 at Dade Co., FL; m. Jan. 6, 1946 to Alma Fay Collings.
CAVES, JESSE WARREN
[S16263]. b. Dec. 30, 1904 at Madison, FL; Jesse W. Caves moved to Dade
in 1908 with his parents who homesteaded in Detroit, FL (since
renamed Florida City). For many years he farmed with his
father, after which he began operating heavy machinery. At that
time, there was a great demand for crane operators and drag line
operators. In later years, he spent some time in other
countries. His whole family spent a lot of time in Puerto Rico
as well as in Trinidad. He is now retired.
CAVES, JOHN MERRELL
. m. Gladys Webb
CHAFFIN, CURTIS LEE
. b. February 2, 1955.
CHAFFIN, JIMMIE JOHN [S1l4472]. b. March 21,
1926; m. Maxine Lee Kincaid.A19a
CHAFFIN, PATRICIA SEPHIN . b.
December 7, 1950.
CLARK, ELTA FRANCES
[S162323]. b. June 21, 1931 at Weed, NM; m. Jan. 20, 1956 to John Deitz Jeffries.
Elta Frances was the oldest of three children. She attended
grade school at Weed, N. M. and graduated from Hope High
School. She received a Degree in Accounting (cum laude) from
Eastern New Mexico Univ. She was employed by Zarini, Baitsch
and Martin, CPA Firm in Denver, CO, and worked in public
accounting; during which time she married John Deitz Jeffries. A
daughter was born at this address. In 1959, the family moved to
Missouri, and a son was born there in 1960.
CLARK, REED CORALISE
[S1l4232]. b. Jan. 18, 1935; m. Dec. 26, 1955 to James Ernest
Deitz. Four children.
CLENDENAN, ETTA FRENCH [S1ll4]. b. Jan. 17,
1871; m. Charles Wesley Deitz; d. Feb. 15, 1919.
CLINGMAN, NANCY GWENIVERE [S1621311]. b.
June 7, 1839 at Lewisburg, WV; m. June 9, 1957 to
Emerson Lee Deitz, Sr.
COLLINS, ALMA FAY [S162631]. b. Feb. 25, 1931
at Toombs Co., Ga.; m.
Jan. 6, 1946 to Jesse Ronald Caves.
COLLINS, RUTH ANN [S162]. m. Charles Lewis
COMER, CHARLES LEWIS .
b. July 15, 1927; m. Nov. 27, 1951 to Betty
[S1ll43]. m. Della M. Deitz
COMER. Wm. EDWARD
. b. Oct. 31, 1921.A22
[S114442]. m. Homer A. Harrah.
COOK, NANCY JEAN
. b. June 18, 1929 at Clarksburg, W. Va.; m. June 19, 1954 to
William McKinley Wright. Degrees: A. A. and A. B., Marshall
College; M. A. Columbia Univ. Teachers College. Community
Activities: Greencastle City Planning Comm., Greencastle City
Zoning Board, Director Red Cross Summer Swim Program, Junior
Girl Scout Leader, 7 yrs. P. E. 0. Sisterhood, Hospital Guild,
Red Cross basic first-aid instructor. Children: Nancy
Anne--4/16/1957; Mary Elizabeth--3/17/1961; Susan
COOK, WM. ALDINE [S17332]. b. March 21, 1894
at Weston, WV; m. Sept. 29, 1925 to Dolores Gray Deitz; d.
Feb. 21, 1950; bur. Roanoke, WV.
[S183]. m. William Henry Deitz.
CRICKENBERGER, LUCY LAURA 
CRICKENBERGER, SUSAN GAILE
CRIST, JANIS CHERYL [1l44621]. b. Nov. 1,
1944; m. Nov. 16, 1968 to
Howard Allen Holder.
CHRIST, JIMMY . b. April 18, 1971.
CRIST, JIMMIE DEITZ
[1l44622]. b. Oct. 13, 1948 to Judy ?? .
[S1l4462]. m. Mackie Jewell Deitz.
CROOKSHANKS, CATHERINE ELIZABETH
[S13]. m. Nathaniel Deitz, the third child of William Deitz,
Sr. Catherine (Aunt Katie) was buried in the Old Amwell
Cemetery. Catherine probably died in child birth. This
according to rumors.
CROSS, J. ALAN
[S17331]. b. Dec. 7, 1906 at Chicago, IL; m. Oct. 13, 1928 to Delta Pearl Deitz.
Attended U. S. Naval Academy--received additional degrees from
Univ. of Miami, Coral Gables, FL; owns Cross Ins. Agency
Coral Gables, FL; was in World War II, served with 0. S. S. as
Senior Officer of Squadron of P-Boats in Burma; Florida State
Commander of Air Force Association; also National Director of
AFA; Pres. Miami Lions Club, and District Governor for Lions in
South Florida; named outstanding citizen of Dade County (Miami)
FL in 1966. Officer, Sons of American Revolution; member
CROSS, J. ALAN, Jr.
. b., Feb. 28, 1930 at Miami, Fla.; m. June 6, 1954 to Mary Elizabeth Miller.
Children: Mary Elizabeth (5/27/55), Rebecca Ann (5/l/57),David
Scott (6/21/60), Jeffrey Alan (7/15/62), Malinda Jean
(12/4/63). Alan, Jr. is a Certified Public Accountant, member
of Dade Co. and American Institute Of Certified Public
Accountants, Bridge (Tournament) Life Master; Lieutenant
Commander (ret.) U. S. Naval Reserve; Lambda Chi Alpha
Fraternity; B. A. Washington & Lee Univ. 1951 majoring in
Accounting; M. B. A. U. of Miami.1958; PTA Board (12 yrs.),
President 4 years; Chairman of Municipal Budget Advisory
Committee; Treasurer of many non-profit organizations.
DAVIS, PAUL C.
[S17511]. b. Jan. 7, 1901 at Dekalb, WV; m. June 9, 1929 to Hester Burr. Paul
grew up in Gilmer County on the banks of the Little Kanawha
River where he helped his father and uncle on their farms and in
logging down the river to Parkersburg. Later he went to
Morgantown where he associated in the grocery business and there
began a wholesale business which he operated for a few years.
During the Depression, he and his family moved to Summersville
where he later built and operated the Summersville Lumber Co.,
dealing in building materials and house planning. As the
business expanded toward the Kanawha Valley area, he opened a
main office and business location in Charleston, WV with
continuing operations in Summersville and Cowen. At one time he
had one of the largest retail businesses in the State of West
DEAN, FANNIE LEE
[S1l44]. b. April 8, 1866; m. George Addison Deitz;
d. May 22, 1945.
DEHART, DAVID FRANKLIN
[S1737]. m. Mary Vida Deitz (Her 2nd marriage).
DEHART, GLENN ARNOLD
. b. Jan. 17, 1905 at Richwood, WV; m. Feb. 9, 1939 to Daintie Hester O'Dell.
Glen graduated from Richwood High School in 1925. He played
basketball 3 years. His team won the Southern Basketball
tournament in 1923. He worked several years at Richwood, W. Va.
in a tannery as leather grader. After the Depression, he worked
in the paper mill, also in Richwood, as Laboratory Technician.
In 1937 Glen started working for Union Carbide in S. Charleston
as a welder. He retired in 1967.
. b. August 14, 1922; m. Francina Grose.A18a
DEITZ, ALEXANDER DAVID
. b. Dec. 14, 1969 at South Charleston, WV.
DEITZ, ALEXAS AARON
(Ruben) [1812D]. d. Jan. 1, 1968. Never
DEITZ, ALMA BEATRICE
. Died at age of 2 months.
DEITZ, ALMIRA JANE
. b. June 30, 1874 at Hominy Falls, WV; res.
Summersville, WV; m. May 1, 1901 to Early Lee Burr; d. May
1957; bur. Groves Cemetery, Summersville, WV. Almira, or
"Myrie," as she was usually called, was a very strong woman in
her ideas and in getting things done in a cooperative manner.
She worked hard on the farm as well as in all her endeavors and
seemed to be always ready for changes ahead. While her husband
was building up his new business, the Summersville Flour and
Feed Mill, she took over moving their household by ox wagon
through the narrow roads past Mt. Nebo, across Gauley River
Bridge to Summersville. At Summersville, she kept boarders and
was involved and helpful to those young people who were trying
to get an education, as well as for her own children. She was a
staunch and active participant in her church activities.
(Editor's Note: The writer of the above biography says, "I just
couldn't seem to think of the right things to say about
Almira Jane, who had done so much." That was so well said about
Almira Jane. Aunt Mira did do SO much for so many people. Your
editor was one of the recipients of her helping hand.) ,
[1812C]. Died under age of one year.
DEITZ, ALYENE EVULYN
. b. March 21, 1925 at Cornstalk, WV; m. Nov. 17, 1941 to Doyle
Stephenson Baldwin. For Alyene Evulyn Deitz, March has been a
rather special month, because her grandfather, Arch Deitz, her
mother, sister, and she were born in this month. She had a
happy life as she grew up in a rural atmosphere in Cornstalk,
WV. She attended the church built by her great-grandfather and
the school her father attended. She received great inspiration
from her parents and grandparents, and the stories they told of
the past. Her appreciation of nature and her respect for the
Supreme Being, who gave her all this, made her life happy and
beautiful. Early in life the care of her pets and her assigned
chores on the farm taught her responsibility. She graduated
from high school, married Doyle Baldwin, and had three children,
(Roy, Joy, and Sandy). After her marriage, the family lived for
a while in the Deitz house and then moved to coal fields in
Greenbrier Co. After the children grew up, the family moved to
Bluefield, WV. There she started back to college and is now
(1974) teaching kindergarten in the day and taking night classes
so she may finish her degree. As for her children; Roy is in
college, working on his M. A. Degree, Joyce is in Bluefield
State Nursing Program, and Sandy plans to return to school this
fall (1974). Alyene has four grandchildren. Life has been a
pleasant experience. Her father is now deceased but her mother
is still living.
DEITZ, ANDREW LAYMAN . b. Nov. 7,
1974 at Staunton, VA.
DEITZ, ANITE MAUDE
. b. March 20, 1932 at Florida City, FL; m. June 28, 1951 to Charles
Jackie Pope; d. July 1, 1970; bur. Palm Cemetery, Homestead,
FL. Anita Maude was a member of Florida City Methodist Church
and Sunday School. Having a lovely alto voice and being a
pianist, she was always in demand for her talents. She was a
member of Homestead High School Band and Jr. Music Club. Upon
her graduation from Homestead High School in 1950, she went to
work for Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company. After
her marriage in 1951, she continued to work until her husband
returned from service. In 1958, she moved to Lakeland, Fla.,
where she lived until her death. In.1962, she was stricken with
multiple sclerosis and lost her sight within five years. She
was in a wheelchair for 2 or 3 years and bedfast after that.
IRENE (Rene) . m. James Carr. One child,
DEITZ, ANNA RUTH
. b. Aug. 2, 1894 at Richlands, WV; m. Dec. 21, 1916 to Charles Ellery McClung.
Children: Charles E. and Keith.
DEITZ, ANN ELIZABETH . b. April 8,
1965 at Charleston, WV.
DEITZ, ANN MARIE . m. Geoffery Thomas
Hagey; one child, Jeffery
DEITZ, ARCH WASHINGTON . b. March 22,
1870 at Hughart, WV; m. March 26, 1896 to Iza (Pud) Renolds
Pollock; d. Jan. 25, 1939. His wife Iza was born 10/24/1872
and died 6/10/1958. Children: Mack Sheldon, Nannie Irene, and a
DEITZ, ARKIE L.
. m. Karl L. Tubner
DEITZ, ARNETTA .
m. Henry Smith. Children Odessa, Elliot, Noca, and Toby E.
DEITZ, ARTHUR LOVELL .
DEITZ, ASHLEY DAWN . b. July 21,
DEITZ, AUDRA ADELAIDE
. b. Jan. 11, 1938 at Mt. Lookout, WV. Never married. Audra Adelaide
Deitz graduated from Nicholas Co. High School 1956. Since
graduation from high school, she has been employed at Nicholas
Co. Clerk's office. She continues to live at the home of her
parents and assumes responsibility for the care of her mother
. m. Robert Thorpe
DEITZ, ERMINA BELLE . m.. George
DEITZ, BERNARD MARSHALL .
b. Dec. 16, 1924 at Blue Sulphur Springs; m. Sept. 6,
1949 to Zulla Mae Morgan (b. 3-15-1929).
DEITZ, BERNICE LUCILLE
. b. March 22, 1932, at Mt. Lookout, WV; m. Jan. 11, 1953 to Wesley Edward Kidd; Children:
Barbara Ann, and Constance Sue.
DEITZ, BERTHA ELAINE
. b. Aug. 5, 1909 at Vannetta, WV; m. Sept.
8, 1931 to W. Dale Long; d. June 18, 1998. Bertha’s
husband, W. Dale Long, was a State Policeman, owned a meat
market in Huntington, WV, was a building contractor in Dunbar,
WV, worked at General Machines in Charleston, WV, and was Mayor
of Dunbar WV 1960-64. After retirement, he became a land
developer in Putnam County. They had one child, Mary Elaine
DEITZ, BETH ANN . b. April 16, 1960
at Canton, Ohio.
DEITZ, BETTY ANN . b. Nov. 22, 1871;
m. John McCombs; d. Dec. 30, 1926. Children--Minnie Lue and
DEITZ, BETTY JO . b. Nov. 2, 1929 at
Lewisburg, WV; m. Jerald Thomas McElfresh.
DEITZ, BETTY LOU
. b. Sept. 26, 1942 at Blue Sulphur Springs, .WV; m. Jan. 16, 1965
to Eugene Estell Sizemore. Betty was born on a farm in Blue
Sulphur Springs, WV. After her graduation from Alderson High
School in 1961 she worked at the Greenbrier Hotel in White
Sulphur Springs for six years before moving to Roanoke, Va. She
is presently (1974) employed by the Catalogue Dept. of J. C.
DEITZ, BETTY LOUISE .
b. Feb. 22, 1919 at Masontown, PA; m. Sept. 14, 1942 to Alfred
Nelson Birmingham. Betty Louise completed schooling in public
schools of Washington, DC, graduated Strayer Business College,
1938, worked for Federal Services Finance Corp. until 1944 at
which time she started a new career of full time mother and
homemaker for three healthy boys and a handsome husband. She
worked part time for Mazor Masterpieces, Inc., quality furniture
for Washington and Maryland, from 1957 to 1970. She then
retired and moved to Florida where she is golfing, fishing,
swimming, and enjoying retired life with her healthy, athletic,
happy husband, Alfred.
DEITZ, BEULAH HARRITT
. b. June 21, 1893 at Hico, WV; m. Clowney Romine
Kessler; d. Nov. 16, 1966; bur. High Lawn Cemetery, Oak Hill,
WV. Teacher in Fayette Co., WV.
DEITZ, BEVERLY ANN .
b. May 12, 1957 at Richwood, WV.
. b. May 13, 1880 at Kieffer, WV; res. Danese, WV; m.
Dec. 26, 1900 to Joseph L. Martin.. Birtie Deitz Martin was
reared on a farm in Kieffer, WV. She prepared to teach and
taught two years in the Elementary Schools. She married Joseph
L. Martin of Chrickmer, Fayette Co.; to which union were born
the following children: Everette Byron, Elsie Catharine, John W.
Lawton, Lacy Franklin, Mamie Irine, Marian Madeline, Eugene, and
Warren Gamalice. Warren Gamalice died at age of 5 years.
DEITZ, BOBBY ELTON
. b. Oct, 19, 1931; m. (1) Sarah Beth Sikes
(divorced) (2) Mary Williams. One child was born to the first
marriage; Mathew Byron Deitz, b. 11-3-58. Children to second
marriage: Mark Elton, b. 2-19-62; Miles Christopher, b. 3-29-65
and Alice Christine, b. 9-18-67.
DEITZ, BOBBY JO
. b. Oct. 15, 1970.
DEITZ, BRIEN PATRICK . b. July 30,
1985 at Defiance, OH.
DEITZ, BRUCE WARREN
. b. Feb. 13, 1955 at Gauley Bridge, WV; .
DEITZ, BRUCE WARREN II . b. Aug. 9,
1974 at Summersville, WV.
[1l44632]. b. Sept. 15, 1953; m. Brian Potter 1972. (Rev.
DEITZ, CAROL LYNN
. res. 408 Smith St., Ridgeway, Pa.
DEITZ, CAROL SUE
. b. Dec. 31, 1948 at Blue Sulphur Springs,
WV; m. June 28, 1970
to Teddy Wayne Thomas. Carol Sue Deitz graduated from Alderson
High School, Greenbrier Co., WV in June 1966. She received a
merit diploma and the American Legion Certificate Award. She
started Business College, Capitol City Commercial College, in
Charleston, WV in June of 1966. She received a three-month
Scholarship from the Women's Club and an award from the National
Secretaries' Association. When she finished school, she worked
for a lawyer for about four months. She then went to work at
Union Carbide's Technical Center in S. Charleston as Secretary
in their Engineering Dept. She worked there four years and has
been house wife and mother since Sept. 1972. (Rev. 1974)
DEITZ, CAROLYN . m. Gary Sayers; 2
children--Denise Lynn and Cary Howard.
DEITZ, CAROLYN SUE
. b. March 3, 1941 at Charleston, WV; m. June 23, 1962 to Joseph
Harrison Lusk, Jr. Now divorced. No children.
DEITZ, CATHERINE . b. 1799, m. George Masters.
DEITZ, CHARLES ANDERSON
. b. May 28, 1889 at Blue Sulphur Springs, WV; m. Sept. 21, 1916 to Nancy
Medora Baer; d. Feb. 8, 1959; bur. Strasburg, Va. The
following biography of Charles Anderson Deitz and his wife,
Nancy Medora Baer, was written and sent to me by his daughter,
Fay Medora Tottle, who was living in Germany at the time:
"Charles Anderson Deitz was born on a farm near Hinton in the
hills of West Virginia on May 28, 1889, the seventh child of
Robert Allen and Mary Louise Stull Deitz. When Charles was
quite young, the Hinton farmhouse burned down so the family
moved to another farm near Blue Sulphur Springs. Along with his
many chores around the farm and his father's blacksmith shop,
Charles excelled at his studies. He was at the top of his class
and began teaching at the early age of 17. He furthered his
education when he received a military scholarship to West
Virginia University at Morgantown. In four years, he completed
seven years of a medical course, was champion W. Va.
sharpshooter, and graduated with honors. During his college
days, and the school teaching career which followed, he met and
courted Nancy Medora Baer.”
DEITZ, CHARLES CLOWNEY
(Doc) . m. Eddie Burr; children; Paul and
DEITZ, CHARLES LARRY
. b. Oct. 5, 1946 at Elkridge, WV; m. April 4, 1970 to Brenda Lee Kincaid.
Graduated from Nicholas Co. High School in 1964 and spent four
years in the U. S. Air Force. Now (1974) is instructor at
United Electronics Institute at Charleston, WV. Attending night
classes at W. Va. State.
DEITZ, CHARLES LEWIS
. m. Ruth Ann Collins. Charles Lewis Deitz is the
patriarch of all members of the Joseph Deitz branch of our
family tree. If he could rise up today and survey his
offsprings, his spirit would surge with joy and pride as he saw
the noble multitude of his descendants who have made a better
DEITZ, CHARLES LEWIS
. b. Jan. 24, 1911; d. April 17, 1984.
DEITZ, CHARLES PHILIP . b. Oct. 8,
DEITZ, CHARLES VERLAND
. b. Aug. 18, 1924 at Mt. Lookout, WV; m. Aug. 6, 1945 to Freda Mae McClung; d.
September 16, 2007D23.
DEITZ, CHARLES WESLEY . b. Feb. 12,
1861; m. Etta French Clendenin; d. Feb. 12, 1943.A18c
DEITZ, CHARLES WESLEY . b. May 11,
1910 at Claremont, WV; m.
June 23, 1934 to Ethel Vivian Jones (b 6-16-1913).
DEITZ, CHARLIE L. . b. Jan. 25, 1911;
m. Irene Hanson.
DEITZ, CHLOE LYDIA
[1C55]. b. Jan. 25, 1882. m. Paul G. Summers.
DEITZ, CHRISTOPHER JONES
. b. Oct. 9, 1968.
DEITZ, CLARENCE WILSON
. b. Dec. 22, 1912 at Ansted, WV; m. July 14, 1939 to
Virginia Helen Stone; d. 1988. After finishing high school at
Ansted, Clarence Wilson Deitz began work at the Mill Creek
Collery Coal Co. at Ansted, later going to Koppers Coal Co. at
Gamoca, WV. He was transferred to Beard's Fork as Manager of
Dept. T in Kopper’s Stores. After a period of illness, he
applied for and was given work at E..I. DuPont at Belle, W.
Va. He worked at that plant 33 years. Children: Carolyn Sue
and Robert Theodore.
DEITZ, CLEOPATRA [11112l]. b. May 20, 1922 at
Hico, WV; m. (1) Philip Andrew Kesler, (2)
Leonard H. McCune. Philip Andrew Kesler, first husband, was
killed in an industrial accident.
DEITZ, CLEORA MAUDE
. b. Oct. 19, 1910 at Richwood, WV; m (1) Edward
Rohrobough, (2) Girard Arnold William Kinney. d. Oct. 23,
1960. 4 children to second marriage--Girard, Jr., Virginia May,
George Emerson, Eugene Wallace.
DEITZ, CLIFFORD NOEL . m. Aug. 15,
1952 to Letha Nunnery; d. Oct. 31, 1970; bur. High Lawn
Memo. Park, Oak Hill, W. Va.
DEITZ, CLOWNEY WALLS
. b. Oct. 31, 1864 at Deitz (now Ramsey) WV; m. June
27, 1891 to Oma White; d. Sept. 1, 1896A18c; bur.
Deitz Cemetery. Clowney Walls Deitz married Oma White, daughter
of George W. White. They had four children; Norris and Nora
(twins), Vera and Maggie. He went into business with his father
as a merchant for John Walls Deitz and Son. He also was a
partner in a store at Lansing (Deitz and Hedrich) and one at
Red Star. The last two stores were sold after his death Sept.
1, 1896. Clowney was well loved by all who knew him and his
death was a loss to the community.
. m. Kathy Owens. Clyde Deitz, a stepson of John
Lloyd Deitz, had his name changed to Deitz. This change was
made at the age of 21 years. Children: John Matthew, Kristina
Dione, and Terri Danielle.
. m. Martha Hivley; one child, Stephinie Lynn.
DEITZ CYNTHIA ANN . b. Oct. 13, 1946
at Charleston, WV; res. 298 Falling Run Road, Morgantown, WV.
DEITZ, DAISY EMMA
. m. Cecil Sweetwood.
DEITZ, DALE CLIFFORD
. b. April 24, 1940 at Ronceverte, WV; res. Box
117, Frankford, WV; m. April 14, 1967 to Charlotte Elizabeth
Legg. Dale Clifford attended Lewisburg High School and for the
past 17 years has been employed as a brick mason (1974). His
hobbies are hunting, fishing and country music.
DEITZ, DAN PHILIP . b. Jan.
15, 1944 at Beaumont, Texas; m. Dec. 20, 1964 to Virginia Alice Sims.
DEITZ, DANA ARTHUR
. b. July 30, 1887 at Ansted, WV; m. Nov. 23, 1944 to
Edna Rankin; d. Feb. 28, 1959; bur. U. S. Veterans Cemetery.
Dana was a shoe and clothing salesman for many years.
DEITZ, DANA ARTHUR, Jr.
. b. Aug. 1, 1921 at Chicago, IL; m. Sept. 8, 1938 in Iowa
to Eunice Eileen Baughman, d. Feb. 18, 2001. Dana
Arthur, Jr. enlisted in U. S. Navy 1942, discharged Jan. 1946 as
Chief Petty Officer, saw service in N. Atlantic in winter of
1943, in S. Pacific to end of war; was at Iwo Jima, Okinawa, and
Saipan during landings, he carried the first occupational troops
to Osaka, Japan in 1945. For 25 years he worked as Union
Electrician, member of L.U. 374 International Brotherhood of
Electrical Workers in both Freeport and Rockford, IL. He served
as the business manager of L.U. 364, I. B. E. W., Rockford, IL,
retiring in 1982. His hobbies were boating and woodworking.
DEITZ, DANIEL NATHAN . b. April
15, 1950 at Mt. Lookout, WVL6; res. Mt.
Lookout, WV; m. Oct. 10, 1969 to Sharon Elva Richardson.
Daniel has driven a school bus for 30 years.
DEITZ, DANIEL NATHAN, Jr. . b.
February 2, 1972; m. June 13, 1992 to Melissa Dawn Rader.
Nathan has his own business – Nathan’s Remodeling & Repair.
Melissa is a homemaker, home-schools her children, house cleans
for others, and raises and preserved food for her familyL6.
DEITZ, DANIEL NATHAN, III.
. b. April 21, 1993L6. Nickname “Trey”.
DEITZ, DARLENE ANNE
. res. 408 Smith St., Ridgay, PA .
DEITZ, DAVID CLIFFORD--18l2l222. b. April 28,
1969 at Ronceverte, WV.
DEITZ, DAVID JOSEPH . b. Dec. 2,
1963 at Charleston, WV.
DEITZ, DAVID WADE
. b. March 30, 1943 at Freeport, IL; m. June 7, 1963 to Judith Lynn
DEITZ, DEANNA DAWN
. b. June 9, 1974 at Fairfax, VA.
DEITZ, DEBRA KAY
DEITZ, DEBRA LYNN . b. April 3,
1964 at Freeport, IL.
DEITZ, DEBRA VIANNE
. b. June 2, 1956; m. Mark Kratochvil.
DEITZ, DELTA PEARL
. b. Nov. 11, 1901 at Richwood, WV; m. Oct. 13, 1928 to J. Alan Cross. Delta Pearl
graduated from Dennison University, Granville, OH with an A. B.
Degree, went on to graduate study at University of Miami, Coral
Gables, FL. She taught in the public schools of Dade Co., FL,
was Pres. of Dade Co. Classroom Teachers Association, 1943,
Pres. Miami Lions Auxiliary, and recorded books for the blind
for a number of years. She also was a member of the Daughters
of American Revolution and United Daughters of the Confederacy.
DEITZ DELLA M.
. b. 1897, m. Tip Comer; d. 1972A22.
DEITZ, DEWEY EARL . b. Aug. 11, 1898 at
Hominy Falls, WV; m. June 5, 1921 to Bertha Ann Evans; d.
May 30, 1972D1; bur. Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Mt
Lookout, WVD1. Dewey was a life-long resident of
Mt. Lookout. He was a progressive farmer. He, along with his
brother Franza, owned and operated a grist mill and a thrashing
machine. During harvest season, they world go with the
thrashing machine, from farm to farm, thrashing the farmers'
grain. In later years, he became sole owner and operator of the
grist mill and thrashing machine. He operated the mill until
DEITZ, DEWEY EARL II . b. Jan. 27,
1957 at Alta, WV.
DEITZ, DIANA LYNN
[1l44633]. b. Oct. 30, 1954A19.
DEITZ, DOLORES GREY
. b. May 20, 1904 at Richwood, WV; m. Sept. 29, 1925 to
William Aldine Cook. Dolores Deitz has worked for the House of
Representatives, the Congress, Washington, DC for 31 years.
During that time, she worked for two WV Congressmen; Edward
Rohrbough and Will E. Neel. She is now Administrative Aide to
Congressman James J. Delaney, New York.
m. Sept. 6, 1917 to Prushia Nickell
DEITZ, DORIS ANN
[1812A1]. b. March 7, 1937 at Rainelle, WV; m. June 4, 1955 to Ronald Lee HunterL2. Doris
Ann Deitz Hunter lived in WV twenty three years, and in Maryland
the last thirteen years.. She is employed (1974) by Stewart Ford
in Lanham, MD as bookkeeper. Her hobbies are playing the piano,
crocheting, sewing, doing leather and bead craft and raising
house plants. She likes weekend fishing and campinq trips, is
an avid football fan, and enjoys cooking and sewing for the
family. She attended Night School, taking the Business
Administration Course. She prefers country living to the fast
pace of city life, and her ambition is to retire at 39 with
husband and camp across America.
DEITZ, DREMA JANE [1421414/1812124]. b. July
26, 1942 at Rainelle, WV; m. Dec. 26, 1957 to John R. Johnston. Drema’s life has
been her family. John and Drema have been farming all their
lives on his family’s farm, which is known as Fort Donnally
Farm. They raise primarily Hampshire Sheep, but also raise
cattle, pigs, chickens, dogs, etc. In recent years, they have
become affiliated with the Angus Association and are raising
Maremma/Pyrenees Dogs. Drema was a 4-H leader and also was
active in PTO and related organizations when the children were
in school. She worked as a nursing assistant at the Greenbrier
Manor for over 15 years. She belongs to the Calvary United
Methodist Church in Richlands and has served in various offices
and committees, including the Board of Trustees. She helped
take care of her mother-in-law and also helped raise her
DEITZ, DUDLEY D.
. m. Virginia Ford. Children: Charles D. (m. Evelyn
Withros) and George D. Deitz (m. Lena Boner).
DEITZ, EDGAR BUSTER
DEITZ, EDITH FRANCES
. b. April 27, 1902 at Kieffer, WV; m. May 1, 1929 to Lacy Circle Hedges. Edith was born in a
log story-and-half house at Kieffer, WV in 1902, at the cross
roads on the mountain. She became a teacher and was also a
member of Beaver Creek Church at Kieffer until her marriage in
1929. She, with her husband, bought the "Old Jim Shawver" farm
in 1942 at Crawley. There she kept house and took care of their
two girls, Millicent and Mary Ellen, and one son, James Willard,
while her husband taught school. She managed the farm until her
husband retired from teaching school.
DEITZ, EDITH MARGARETTE
. b. March 2, 1930 at Mt. Lookout, WV; m. Sept. 15, 1950 to
Arizona Francis Smith. Edith was active in 4-H Club and her
local church youth organization as a teenager. She graduated
from Nicholas Co. High School in 1949 and attended Alderson
Broaddus College, Phillipi, WV. She enjoys flowers year round,
food preservation in summer and sewing in winter. Edith's
interests in community betterment led her to give of her time to
community and church improvement activities.
DEITZ, EDNA MAE
. b. Dec. 25, 1905 at Claremont, WV. Edna Mae was born and raised in a coal mining
town. She graduated from Mt. Hope High School, then taught
four years in Fayette and Raleigh Counties. In 1933, she
graduated from Berea, Ky. and received her Masters Degree from
W. V. U. She finished her teaching career in 1971, having taught
41 years. Since retiring, she knits, crochets, and reads, and
enjoys it very much. She has traveled in Canada, Mexico and all
over the U. S.
DEITZ, EDNA MARIE
. b. July 4, 1910 at Ronceverte, WV. Edna Marie was the second of
three girls in her family. She attended Ronceverte elementary
school and Greenbrier High School. At high school graduation,
in 1930, she was Salutatorian of her class. She attended W. V.
U. from 1930-1934 and received a B. A. Degree, did graduate work
at Scarritt Christian College of Music and Fine Arts, attended
Capitol City Business College and taught school for 33 years.
She sang in the Methodist church choir for 4 years, taught
Sunday School, and was active in the Wesleyan Service
Guild. She also played the piano for the church for 39 years,
along with her teaching of the Sunday School. She belongs to
local, state and national teachers organizations, has a life
membership in NEA, is a member Business and Professional Women's
Club, American Association of University Women, Daughters of
American Revolution, Daughters of Confederacy and Pi Chapter
Kappa Phi Sorority. She studied at Morris Harvey one summer,
did graduate work at Vanderbilt University and George Peabody
Teachers College. She has been ill with a heart attack and
DEITZ, EDWARD HOLT
. b. June 6, 1907 at Mt. Lookout, WV; m. Oct. 1, 1932
to Erna Juanita Hayslette; d. 1990. Edward Holt Deitz lived in
Mt. Lookout until 1958. He then moved to Winston Salem, NC,
where he lived one year. He then moved to Howe, ID and worked
on a sheep ranch three and one-half years. He returned to
Murfreeboro, TN and worked on construction. He is now working
on the Bill Price Ranch, which is a Christian summer camp for
deaf teens. This camp also serves ministers and is headquarters
for evangelistic travels around the world.
DEITZ, EDWARD THEODORE
. b. May 11, 1870 at Orient Hill, WV; m. Sept. 10, 1907
to Lorena Andrea Fullen; d. March 15, 1940; bur. River
Cemetery, Ronceverte, WV. Edward Theodore Deitz was one of 5
children; two brothers, Willie of Kansas City, Kansas, and
George Luther, who lived in Lewisburg on a farm. Edward was
educated in the W. Va. public schools, was a farmer, a
contractor and a coal distribution businessman in Ronceverte,
serving Greenbrier, Monroe and Pocahontas Counties for forty
years. He ran a government commissary in Nitro during World War
DEITZ, EFFIE M.
. b. 1900; m. G. T. BakerA22.
DEITZ, ELA ESKA
. b. May 20, 1903 at Meadow Bluff, WV; res. 223 S.
Court St., Lewisburg, WV; m. Dec. 28, 1926 to Jackson Barnett
DEITZ, ELIZABETH . m. Henry Surbaugh.
Childrden: Fannie, George, Pauline, Bertha, Esta.
DEITZ, ELIZABETH JANE
. b. Aug. 19, 1839 in Greenbrier Co.; m. Aug. 20, 1857
to William Shilling, d. October 27, 1885. Children: Louise
Katherine, Charles Robert, Elizabeth Lou, Susan Ann, James,
Sydney, William and Alfred. (Editor's Note: Below is from an
obituary sent to me.)
DIED--Oct. 27 at her home in White City, Kansas of paralysis
caused by obstruction of cerebral blood vessels, Mrs. William
Schilling, age 46 years, 2 months 10 days. The funeral services
were held in the M. E. Church on the 30th.and were attended by a
multitude of friends and acquaintances. Rev. G. W. Browning
preached from the text "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the
death of his saints." He was assisted in the service by the
pastors of other White City churches. Mrs. Elizabeth Deitz
Schilling was born in Virginia, August 19, 1839. She was
married to William Schilling in 1857 and was the mother of ten
children, eight of whom are living. Her father and several
brothers and sisters still live in Virginia. She died after an
illness of but a few days, surrounded by husband, children,
sister and friends, in the home which she had made famous for
its hospitality, for she was one that “looked well to the ways
of her household." Hers was a busy life and by her death, not
only her family but the Church of which she was a member and the
community in which she lived, have sustained a great loss. But
she "HATH REST FROM HER LABORS AND HER WORKS SHALL FOLLOW HER”.
DEITZ, ELIZABETH AGNES
. b. Jan. 22, 1935 at Mt. Lookout, WV; m. Dec. 28,
1953 to Joseph Junior Seacrist. Elizabeth grew up on a farm at
Mt. Lookout. She married Joseph Seacrist, pastor of the Bible
Baptist Church in Lawton, OK. Here she assumed the dual roles
of a pastor's wife and of a concerned mother. She is enjoying
this challenging life; entertaining guests--a necessary role of
a pastor's wife, sewing and playing the piano and organ. She
was Superintendent of the Primary Dept. of their church.
Elizabeth and Joseph have two children; Mary Alice and George
DEITZ, ELIZABETH ANN .
DEITZ, ELIZABETH ANN .
b. April 10, 1931 at Hammond IN; m. May 20, 1960 to A. William
Kelly. Children: Wm. Michael and Gregory Mark.
DEITZ, ELIZABETH ANN . b. Oct. 6,
1988 in Prince Georges County, MD.
DEITZ, ELIZABETH EMMA JEAN
. b. May 12, 1912 at Ronceverte, WV;
m. July 8, 1937 to Chester Wellington
Bourne. Elizabeth Emma Jean attended Ronceverte Elementary
School and graduated from Greenbrier High School, May, 1930. To
further her education she attended WVU from Sept. 1930 until
June 1934, receiving an A. B. Degree in English, French, Speech
and Social Studies. She taught English and French at Greenville
High School in Greenville, WV from 1934 to 1937. On July
8, 1937, Elizabeth married Chester Wellington Bourne and to this
union was born three children. She entered Marshall University
in 1958, receiving an M. A. Degree in Counseling in 1960. She
taught at Stonewall Jackson High School. Elizabeth is a member
of-St. Marks Methodist Church, AAUW, Ann Bailey Chapter NSDAR,
Life Member N E A, member WVEA, KCEA, KCCTA, APGA, WVA PGA,
KCPGGA. She has been active in local, state and national levels
in education groups; Pres. of Kanawha Education Association and
Pres. of WVA State School Counselors Association as well as
having served on state and national levels for years.
DEITZ, ELSIE B.
. b. 1894; d. 1896A22.
DEITZ, ELSIE ELIZABETH
[1C54]. B. July 18, 1880. Never married
. b. May 22, 1909; m. Ada Arbaugh; d. July 14, 1982.
DEITZ, EMERSON ELLIS
. b. Dec. 13, 1869; res. Richwood, WV; m. Nov. 22,
1899 to Bessie May Spenser. (Editor's note: The following is a
quotation from a letter Emerson Deitz wrote to me forty years
ago (1934. He is now deceased. I give you this part of his
letter since many of you knew Emerson and will appreciate his
frankness and sense of humor.)
"Emerson E. Deitz married Bessie May Spenser Nov. 22, 1899, the
best woman that ever lived, and she was foolish for living with
me, and to this union was born six of the smartest children you
ever saw. I have done nothing famous. I moved to Richwood in
1900 and was the first school teacher and had one assistant, and
was the first mayor, and held the office of Justice of the
Peace, City Recorder, Councilman, and member of the board of
education on the Independent District of Richwood, City
Collector and I have served four terms as postmaster under
presidential appointment and am on my fourth tem as Notary
Public. I organized and started the department store known as
Deitz-Spenser & Company. But all this does not amount to much
if they find out all the devilment I have done, so I will be
glad to be left out of the picture." Emerson loved Richwood,
and the good he did will live on and on in his many descendants.
DEITZ, EMERSON LEE, SR.
. b. Oct. 22, 1935 at Lewisburg, WV; m. June 9, 1957 to Nancy Gwenivere
Clingman. Emerson and his parents moved to Baltimore, Md. in
February 1942. He was educated in the Baltimore Public Schools
(1942-1952). He attended: The Peabody Conservatory of Music
(1946-1952) where he studied piano and oboe; University of
Maryland (1952-1954) where he studied pharmacy; University of
Baltimore (1956-1962) where he graduated with a B. S. in
Industrial Management (cum laude); American University
(1963-1964) where he began graduate studies; and James Madison
University (1970-1973), where he graduated with a Masters in
Business Administration. He was employed by: American Standard
Corporation in Baltimore as a Laboratory Technician
(1954-1955), the Greenbrier County Board of Education
(1955-1956) as music instructor at Rupert High School; Catalyst
Research Corp., Baltimore, MD (1956-1963) as Production Planning
Supervisor; Atlantic Research Corp., Alexandria, VA (1963-1967)
as Production Scheduling Supervisor; and the American Safety
Razor Co., Staunton, Va. (1967-1993). Before retiring in 1993
as Vice President of Administration for ASR, he served in
various management capacities including personnel, risk
management, pension and benefits, security, labor relations,
union contract negotiations, safety, medical, office services,
production planning, manufacturing, customer service,
purchasing, warehousing, shipping and receiving, and start-up of
a marketing and sales organization for medical products. In
April, 1993, he started ELD Consulting Services, to provide
human resource consulting services to clients. EADD.LLC was
formed in 1998 that included, among others, Emerson Lee Deitz,
Sr. and Matthew Grant Deitz, for the purpose of operating an ACE
Hardware Store in Verona, VA. Currently, Emerson is working
part-time as a consultant, private music instructor (saxophone
and clarinet) and hardware sales associate. In the course of
his career, he has been involved in many civic activities,
including the Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce, Blue
Ridge Community College Board, Society for Human Resource
Management, Kiwanis Club of Verona, Stonewall Brigade Band of
Staunton, Valley Alliance for Education, Staunton Redevelopment
and Housing Authority, and NewBiz Virginia. Other activities
include Sunday School Teacher, Youth Advisor, Children’s choir
Director, Instrumental Ensemble Director, Organist and Choir
Director for St. Georges United Methodist Church in Fairfax VA
(1964-67), and Director of Music for St. John's United
Methodist Church of Staunton, VA
DEITZ, EMERSON LEE, Jr. . b.
Aug. 17, 1959 at Baltimore, MD.
DEITZ, EMMIT EARL
. b. March 28, 1922 at Mt. Lookout, WV; d. Dec. 22,
1942; bur. Mt. Pleasant CemeteryT1, Mt. Lookout, WV.
DEITZ, ERNEST EDGAR
[1l423]. b. July 31, 1892 at Ansted, WV; m. 1923 to Olive
Blanch Tanner; d. 1984. A teacher. Children: Mary Frances,
James Ernest, and son who died in infancy.
DEITZ, ESTA CLEO
. b. May 17, 1910 at Renick, WV; res. 609 Academy
St., Ronceverte, WV; m. Dec. 19, 1929 to Earle Erwin King.
Esta Cleo Deitz is a member of Ronceverte Baptist church; a past
Noble Grand for Rebecca Lodge, and has been employed by the
Greenbrier Laundry in Ronceverte for 20 years.
DEITZ, ESTILL .
DEITZ, ETHEL DAY
. m. Huston E. McClung.
DEITZ, EUGENE SPENSER
. b. Sept. 2, 1908 at Richwood, WV; res. 9 East Walnut
St., Richwood, WV. Never married.
. m. Tom Legg. Children: Walter, Nora, Retta, Effie,
Bernard and Guy. We were never able to contact any of these
sons or daughters.
DEITZ, EVELENA RUTH
. b. Feb. 7, 1940 at Mt. Lookout, WV; m. May 29, 1960 to Larry Eugene
Julian. Children: Jessie Lynn, Philip Eugene, James Wilbur, and
DEITZ, EVERIL H. .
m. Margaret Harrah. One son, Bill at WVU (1974).
. b. June 15, 1904 at Nutterville, WV; m. July 7, 1926 to Joseph Hobson Sledd.
Two children: Leah Frances, Joseph Hobson.
DEITZ, FAYE MEDORA .
b. Oct. 8, 1917; m. Jan 1, 1953 to Col. Vernon Marcus
. b. Fayette County, m. l888 to James
DEITZ, FANNIE LOUISA
. b. Dec. 31, 1867; m. to William Beckner. Children:
Roy Beckner, b. Oct. 8, 1894. d. Oct. 30, 1936; Ray, b. March
1, 1896, d. Oct. 15, 1920; Icie, b. June 22, 1901, d. Aug. 27
1971; Denna, b April 8, 1904, d. October 13, 1967.
Note: Mary Jane Deitz , 1838-1884, married Newton Beckner;
their second child was William Milton Beckner . William
Beckner [S1732] may have been a nephew or cousin of Newton
DEITZ, FLOYD WOOSTER
. b. May 5, 1876 at Mt. Lookout, WV; d. Oct. 15, 1886; bur. Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
Floyd was the son of James William Deitz.
DEITZ, FRANCIS . Never married.
DEITZ, FRANKLIN BYRON . m. Lillian
Remley. Children: Carolyn, Curtis, Gala, Gary.
DEITZ, FREDA MABEL . b. June
22, 1923 at Mt. Lookout, WV; m. Oct. 18, 1970
to Claude B. Smith.
DEITZ, FORREST EARLY . b. March
18, 1896 at Williamsburg, WV;
res. Route 1. Aitkin, MN; m. June 17, 1944
to Hallie Clifton.
DEITZ, GABRIAL RYAN
. b. February 15, 1982 at Summersville, WV.
DEITZ, GENE THOMAS . b. Feb. 8, 1938
at Edwight, WV; m. June 28,
1958 to Roberta Louise Brooks.
DEITZ, GEORGE ADDISON
. b. July 30, 1865; m. Feb. 24,1887 to Fannie Lee
Dean; d. July 11, 1937. Fannie Dean b. April 8, 1866; d. May
22, 1945A19. Note; some references give the
middle name as “Alderson”.
DEITZ, GEORGE ASHBY
. b. April 28, 1938 at Fairlea, WV; m. Aug. 23, 1964 to Grace Mae Hinkle.
DEITZ, GEORGE ASHBY II .
b. Dec. 15, 1967 at Ronceverte, WV.
DEITZ, GEORGE DENNIS
. b. Sept. 14, 1965 at S. Charleston, WV.
DEITZ, GEORGE AIKEN .
b. Sept. 10, 1880; m. Leanna Hendrick; d. Sept.
DEITZ, GEORGE LUTHER . b. Nov. 10,
1863; m. April 27, 1892 to Betty A.
Heaster. Children: Georgia T., Nina M., Arkie L., Dudley D.,
Ollie P., Wallace H., Theodore O., Lovie D., Maxie G. and J.
DEITZ, GEORGE M.
. Oct. 1, 1869; res. Fayette County, WV; d. Oct. 9,
1903. Never married. Dr. George was a medical doctor and a
brother to William Harrison Deitz, also a doctor. Dr. George
Deitz was held in high esteem in his community.
DEITZ, GEORGE WESLEY .
b. March 19, 1905 at Mt. Lookout, WV; m. Jessie McClung (b. 7-17-07); d.
1982. Wesley was a farmer.
DEITZ, GEORGE WILSON
. b. Jan. 17, 1852 at Mt. Lookout, WV; m. June 24, 1873
to Ruth Haseltine Evans; d. Nov. 12, 1938; bur. Mt. Pleasant
CemeteryD9. George Wilson went to the "Mountains" at
the age of ten years. At 21, he married Ruth Haseltine Evans.
He lived with his father that summer and then moved to the
Woodson Evans place. Three years later he moved back to the
mountains, to the Bright Place on Hominy Creek. Four years
later he moved to the Beckner Place on Anglens Creek. Here he
lived 14 years. He next moved to Hominy Falls to the Ellis
Place and two years later moved back to the Bright Place. In
another two years, he moved to the farm where Holt Deitz lived
at Mt. Lookout. After another two years, he moved down into the
hollow to what is known as the Franza Place. One year later,
about 1901, he moved to his newly built home where he resided
for the rest of his life. The latter property was bought from
0. H. Evans and is still owned by George Wilson's heirs.
The following is taken from the "Baptist Banner:"
George Wilson Deitz was born Jan. 17, 1852, died Nov. 12,
1938, at the age of 86 years 9 months and 25 days. In early
life, he was converted and united with the Mt. Pleasant Baptist
Church. Later he moved from the community and obtained his
letter to unite with another church of the same faith and
order. Eventually he returned to Mt. Lookout, obtained his
church letter and reunited with the Mt. Pleasant Baptist church,
remaining a loyal member until the end.
He was united in marriage to Ruth Haseltine Evans,
June 24, 1873 and to this union were born seven children: five
sons and two daughters. One son, John Alderson Deitz, and four
grandchildren preceded him to the great beyond. He leaves,
besides his wife and children, twenty-two grandchildren,
twenty great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and
friends. Funeral services were conducted at Mt. Pleasant
Baptist Church by Rev. R. B. Nelson.
DEITZ, GEORGIA T.
. m. Summer Crotty. Children: Theda Crotty, who
married Edward Redford; and Rosco Crotty, deceased at two and
one half years of age.
DEITZ, GERALD DAYTON
. b. June 28, 1929 at Mt. Lookout, WV; m. June 10, 1950 to Lula Marie
Neil. Children: Rex Allen, Gerald Wayne, Bruce Warren, and
Dewey Earl II.
DEITZ, GERALD OAKFORD . b. Feb. 8,
1912 at Richwood, WV; m. Dec.
25, 1945 to Lyda Elizabeth Buzzard; d. Nov. 24, 1962. An
educator, teacher, and superintendent of Nicholas Co. Schools.
DEITZ, GERALD WAYNE . b. Oct. 30, 1952
at Swiss, WV; m. (1) Christy Peterson, (2) Mary Ann Adkins, d.
Feb. 14, 1987.
DEITZ, GERALDINE GAYE . b. Aug.
21, 1933 at Mt. Lookout, WV; m. June 27, 1969 to John
Thomas Morrison. Geraldine attended Nicholas Co. High School
and received her B. S. Degree from Bob Jones University of
Greenville, SC. She is employed by the Walker County, GA Board
of Education. Her husband, John Thomas Morrison, graduated from
Ben Lippen High School in Asheville, NC and attended Columbia
Bible College in Columbia, SC. He is associated with Old Equity
Life Insurance Co. One child: Daniel John Morrison.
DEITZ, GLENNA OPHELIA, . b. 1893 at
Trout, WV; m. April 12, 1919 to Fall W. Pollock. d. Oct. 19,
. b. April 8, 1896; res. Charleston, WV; m. Feb.
27, 1916 to Joe Richard HarrahA19.
DEITZ, GORDON CARL
[1812A]. b. June 6, 1897 at Rupert, WV; m. Feb. 25, 1931 to
Nellie Nadine Hanson; d. Nov. 29, 1972L2; bur.
Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville, WV. Gordon Deitz was a
farmer and worked on a saw mill in his boyhood days. When he
was 30 yrs. old, he began doing carpenter work and followed that
trade until he was disabled at the age of 58 years, in 1956. He
was in World War One in 1918 as a private. He served only 6
months as the War was over and he never went overseas.
DEITZ, GRACIE MAY
. b. Dec. 30, 1906; m. William Ramsey Kincaid (5/4/02 –
3/19/71); d. Oct. 22, 1936A19. Gracie May Deitz died
of pneumonia. She was never too well and when a tonsillectomy
was performed, she remained in a very weakened condition,
with only serum in 1936 to fight the disease. She and two sons
are buried in Deitz Cemetery, Ramsey, WV.
DEITZ, GRANVILLE ALBERT . b. Feb. 3,
1902 at Hominy Falls, WV; m. May 30, 1930 to Maysel Gibson; d.
March 16, 1966; bur. Greenwood Cemetery, Sistersville, WV.
Granville graduated from Nicholas Co. High School in 1922.
After graduating he managed the Deitz and Nutter Store for
several years in Quinwood, WV. In 1925, two young teachers came
to this mining town from Braxton Co. to teach in Crichton
Consolidated School. These girls rode on a railroad motor car
from Meadow Bridge to Quinwood. They were met by
Granville and Faye Deitz, who took them to the Club House as
dinner guests. About five years later, Granville married Maysel
Gibson, one of the dinner guests. Granville was a realtor, an
insurance salesman, supervisor and manager. He enjoyed his work
for he loved people; he was happy when he was doing things for
others. Granville was very industrious and intellectual, had a
deep faith in God, loved nature and was a true West Virginian.
He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. In his
leisure time, he loved to read and to write. He often wrote
poems and witty articles about politicians, and he wrote two
books. For relaxation, he traveled and often went fishing.
DEITZ, HALLIE E.
. m. Francis Shamlin; d. 1956.A22
DEITZ, HAMER ALDERSON
. b. Aug. 8, 1899 at Victor, WV; m. June 27, 1929 to
Mathalda Trent; d. July 6, 1931A19a; bur. Cemetery
on Saturday Road, Victor, WV. Hamer Alderson Deitz attended
Lexington Business College, Lexington, KY. He was bookkeeper
and payroll clerk for Midvale Collier Co. from Feb. 1923 until
his death in July 1931. He was a member of Gauley Bridge
Methodist Church where he served as steward for the years
1925-1926., He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, #64 at Gauley
Bridge; a member of the Beni Kedam Scottish Rite of Free
Masonry at Charleston, WV and of the Shrine at Charleston..
DEITZ, HAMILTON THEODORE
. b. May 13, 1869 at Kieffer, WV; m. Dec. 19, 1900 to
Ora Elizabeth Beitz; d. June 1960; bur. old Amwell Cemetery at
Crawley, WV. Theodore Deitz was a progressive farmer. He was a
member of Beaver Creek Baptist Church all his life. He was the
father of two girls, Edith Frances and Mary Ethel. He had six
sons, five of whom are still living (1974). Sons are Everil,
Joseph, Frank, William and W'hitley. Another son died July 13,
1919 at the age of nearly 3 years.
DEITZ, HANSFORD CLARK . m. Etta
McClung. He was a farmer.
DEITZ HAROLD A. . b. Jan. 4, 1910;
m. April 9, 1945 to Elizabeth McCormick; d. April 23, 1971.
Elizabeth McCormick remarried Aug. 24, 1973 to Frank Mackey.
DEITZ, HAROLD RONALD
. b. Oct. 19, 1921 at Nutterville, WV; res.
Summersville, WV; m. July 18, 1962 to Glenna Haynes. One
child: Ann Elizabeth.
DEITZ, HARRET ANNIE
[1812B]. Died under age of 1 year.
DEITZ, HARRY L.
. Died at age 18 to 20 years
DEITZ, HARVEY JACKSON
. m. (1) Katherine Leivesy, (2) Ester Bryant. d. Feb.
DEITZ, HARVEY(Hardy) LEWIS
. b. Sept. 24, 1884 in Greenbrier Co.; m. (1) July 1,
1908 to Lowa Pollock, (2) Jan. 27, 1925 to Birdie Henry
Lightner. (The following biography was written in 1934). “Hardy
Lewis Deitz, of Lewisburg, WV, was born Sept. 24, 1884. He
spent about 40 years on a farm near Williamsburg, Greenbrier Co.
He now lives near Lewisburg. He has been carrying mail for 10
years; was married July 1, 1908 to Lowa Pollock, to which union
a son was born—Willard Loraine. His wife, Lowa, died Jan. 12,
1921. He married again Jan. 27, 1925 to Birdie Henry to which
union a daughter was born, Mildred Lewis. His father was Joseph
W. Deitz, his mother's name was Susan Legg Deitz.”
[1C52]. b. Nov. 4, 1877, m. Rev. S. G. Callison. Two
children: Louise Estelle and James Raymond.
[17345 and S18354]. b. July 24, 1911 at Nutterville, WV.
res. Box 55, Nallen, WV; m. (1) May 3, 1930 to Toby E. Smith
, (2) March 19, 1942 to Herbert L. Thomas. One child to
first marriage: Verl L. Smith. Helen rendered a valuable
service to your editor by supplying much information about the
members of her family and others. (Thanks, Helen--Ed.
. Died under two years of age.
DEITZ, HELEN VIRGINIA
. m. Sept. 28, 1929 to Amos Kyle Schrader; d. 1984.
Amos Kyle Schrader died Aug. 12, 1965. He was buried in the
Westlake Cemetery, Ansted, WV. They had two children; John Kyle
and Betty Sue.
DEITZ, HERMAN ALDERSON . b. Aug. 10,
1892. d. Nov. 4, 1918A19a. Herman Alderson Deitz
fell on the battlefield in France where he gave his life for his
country in the First World War. Note: some uncertainty
regarding middle name. Some sources use "Anderson".
DEITZ, HESTER ANN
. b. 1871. Died in youth. Daughter of William Deitz.
DEITZ, HESTER JANE
. b. Oct. 30, 1910 at Ansted, WV; m. Dec. 24, 1936 to
Charles Tully Shackelford; d. 1995. Hester Jane Deitz was the
daughter of John Wilson Deitz and Susan Michaels. Her early
education was received from the Ansted Elementary and High
Schools. Later she attended New River College (now W. Va.
Tech), and Concord College where she received a teacher's
certificate and started teaching her first school at Gauley
Elementary, Gauley Bridge, WV. She received her A. B. and
Masters Degrees at Marshall College (now Marshall University) in
1948 and 1952. She was Supervisor of Fayette Co. Schools for 14
years. She served as Pres. of Delta Kappa Gamma Society
(Teachers' Honorary Organization); Sec. and Treas. of the
Vandalia Garden Club and member of AAUW and Woman's Club of
Fayetteville. She is now living in Fayetteville (1974), where
she teaches 5th grade at Fayetteville Elementary School. She is
a member of Fayetteville Methodist Church.
DEITZ, HESTER MAE . b. Sept. 11,
1892. Never married. d. June 1905. Daughter of Theodore Deitz.
DEITZ, HETTIE LAURA [1C51]. b.
April, 1876; m. Rev. George Allen Winebrenner. One child:
Agnes Virginia Weinbrinner (adopted)
DEITZ, HOMER . b. March 26,
1913; m. Amelia Eugena Loudermilk; d. Oct. 2, 1977. No
DEITZ, HOWARD CECIL
. b. Oct. 15, 1884 at Mulvane, WV; m. Naomi Ann Haynes;
d. Feb 15, 1960. Howard Cecil started into business in Ansted,
WV in 1914. He owned and operated a grocery there. He also
owned and operated a coal yard in Washington, D. C. In
1920, he opened a coal mine in Belva, WV and ran it until 1928.
He was Financial Secretary to State Hospital until 1936. Howard
then operated the Stop and Shop Market on Third Ave. in
Huntington, WV until 1941. In 1944, he opened a mine at Thacker
and leased the stripping to Perini Corp. in 1946. Naomi was
born June 2, 1888 at Corliss, WV. She died Feb. 18, 1969. Both
are buried at Oaklawn Cemetery, Huntington, WV.
DEITZ, HOWARD LEONIDUS
. b. August 11, 1932 at Gauley Bridge, WV; m. Jan. 27, 1971
to Mary Ann Melvin. In 1951, while still in school, Howard
started working in his spare time for the Perini Corp. and has
traveled all over the country on their behalf. Howard is now
DEITZ, HUBERT RAY
[18l2l4]. b. Sept. 8, 1919 at Clintonville, W. Va.;
m. Nov. 21, 1970 to Ruth
Virginia Wyatt. Hubert Ray had three marriages--(1) Lula
Holliday, (2) Vivian Stone, (3) Ruth Virginia Wyatt (above.)
DEITZ, IDA PEARL
. b. Nov. 26, 1894; m. Kelly Malcom McClung.
. b. Oct. 3, 1935 at Rupert, WV; m. Dec. 31, 1954 to Carl Lawrence
Newcomer. Imogene Deitz graduated from Greenbrier High School
in 1953; attended Capitol City Commercial College in Charleston,
WV 1953-1954; met her husband through his brother, Tom Newcomer,
who also was going to the same college. They lived in
Charleston until moving to Schaumburg, IL in 1968. Her husband
and she attended, and were members of, Weekley Memorial E. U. B.
Church for 12 years. At present (1974) they are members of
Calvary Baptist of Schaumburg. Imogene is now working for
Harper College, Palestine, IL.
DEITZ, IRENE .
b. Aug. 27, 1908; m.
Jan. 26, 1933 to John Leo Goheen.
IRMINNIE ALLENE . b. Dec. 11, 1920 at
Mt. Rainier, MD; m.
June 20, 1942 to Dr. Robert Harman Armstrong, Jr.
DEITZ, ISAAC (Ike) LEWIS
. b. June 26, 1863 at Cornstalk, WV; m. June 10, 1896
to Bessie Christine Hinkle. d. Oct. 6, 1922. Children: John
Porter, Polly Ann, Ressie Edgar, Willie Gilmer and Lundy Lewis.
DEITZ, ISAAC NEWTON
. b. Jan. 25, 1887 at Kieffer, WV;
never married. Teacher and farmer.
DEITZ, JACKIE CLEVELAND
. b. April
22, 1950 at Ronceverte, WV; m. Dec. 26, 1968 to Patricia A. Belcher. Both Jackie and
Patricia graduated from W. Va. University in 1972. They have a
son and a daughter.
DEITZ, JACOB METHIAS
. b. Jan. 31, 1981 at Summersville, WV.
DEITZ, JACOB TUCKER
[1812F]. b. Sept. 23, 1907 at Blue Sulphur Springs; never
married. Jake Tucker Deitz
is a farmer. He lives on theold home place. (Rev. 1974)
. b. 1828 at Kieffer, WV; m. (1)Becky Lusher, (2) Jenny
McClung. Children: Thomas, Virginia, Margrave, Mary Ann and
Belle. James is the first child of Nathaniel Deitz and
Catharine Crookshanks Deitz. If, as some think, Nathaniel's
first wife died in child birth, then James was the only child to
"Kathy" Crookshanks Deitz.
[1C]. b. June 2, 1820 in Greenbrier County; m. Catharyn
McClung. James Deitz was the last of the twelve children of
William Dietz, Sr. He lived in the part of Greenbrier County
now known as Rupert. He had six children. Children: Emerson,
William, Mary Belle, Mattie, James Osburn Alderson and
Haseltine. Only two of these children had families of their
own. See biography of Mary Catharyn McClung (S1C).
DEITZ, JAMES B.
. b. Nov. 26, 1906; m. Orvie Lane; d. ca 1925.
DEITZ, JAMES ERNEST [1l4232]. b. Dec. 16,
1931 at Huntington, WV; m. Dec. 26, 1955 to Reed Coralise Clark. Children:
Debra Kay, Peggy Sue, Jennifer Lynn and Elizabeth Ann.
DEITZ, JAMES HARVEY [1l7]. b. Feb. 16, 1833;
d. July 20, 1839A18.
DEITZ, JAMES HARVEY . b. 1855, d. 1857.
DEITZ, JAMES LUTHER
. b. June 19, 1954.
DEITZ, JAMES NATHAN
. b. June 24, 1884 at Hominy Falls, WV; m. Oct. 31, 1905 to Lou Verna Amick. James
Nathan worked many years for the railroad. He was a member of
the Baptist church and a member of the Masons. His hobbies were
singing folk songs and hunting.
DEITZ, JAMES NELSON . b. Sept. 13,
1954 at Richwood, WV.
DEITZ, JAMES WILLIAM
. b. Sept. 18, 1833 at Mt. Lookout, WV; res.
Mt. Lookout, WV; m. March 5, 1857 to Nancy Adeline
Hendrickson; d. Feb. 16, 1907; bur. Mt. Pleasant Cemetery,
Mt. Lookout, WV. James William Deitz was a farmer and a leader
in the community and church life of Mt. Lookout. Pioneer John
Deitz and his wife, Sarah Deitz, were charter members of Mt.
Pleasant Baptist Church, as was their son, James William,
and his wife Nancy Hendrickson Deitz. James William was church
clerk in 1878-1883 and 1888-1889. He was a church trustee in
1875 when land was conveyed to the Mt. Pleasant Church by
William Evans and wife and J. C. McClung and wife. This land
was to be for the site of a new church building, "an urgent need
for a growing congregation." James W. Deitz, with other men of
vision and dedication, was a member of the Building Committee
for a new church edifice. They, with others, overcame many
difficulties, and their vision became a reality, a blessed
reality for the community and future generations of Christians.
Surely for such dedicated and worthy pioneers as were these
Deitzes and their wives, "Their descendants will rise up and
call them blessed."
DEITZ, JANIS MARIE
. b. June 21, 1932 at Washington, DC; m. June 13,
1952 to Carroll Raymond Campbell. After graduation from
McKinley H. S., Washington, DC, in 1950, Janis attended
University of Md. In 1952, she married Carroll R. Campbell, Jr.
To this union was born a son, Charles Raymond (Ray) in 1954. In
1955, Janis graduated from Univ. of Md. with a B. S. Degree in
Bacteriology and began work with Rickettsiae, the
causative agents of typhus and spotted fever, at Walter Reed
Army Institute of Research. In 1956, Eddie (Edward Alen) was
born. In 1961, Bill (Wm. Jay) was born. In 1964, Janis
was awarded a Degree of M. S. at the Univ. of Md. She
served on the petit jury in Montgomery County, swam with
handicapped children, studied piano and violin, and has been a
first-class Girl Scout. Recently she obtained a divorce. She
is currently (1974) a member of Federally Employed Women,
Toastmistress Club Vice President, enrolled in classes again at
Univ. of Md., continues employment in the Dept. of Hazardous
Microorganisms (WRAIT), is buying into a condominium, doing
programming for Federal Womens' Program, playing bridge, riding
motorcycles, studying psychology and otherwise enjoying life.
DEITZ, JAYE DENNIS
. b. June 26, 1942 at South Charleston, WV; m. Feb. 11, 1964 to Nikki Rigas. Jaye
attended South Charleston schools through high school, then
attended WVU. He was actively interested in sports. He helped
win a State Tournament Basketball Championship while at S.C.H.S.
and was named to the All State Basketball Team. He played
basketball at WVU. At the University, he met and married Nikki
Rigas from Weirton, WV. Jaye worked for and was part owner of
Deitz Plastic Moulding Company and Jaye's Car Wash in S.
Charleston. He belonged to W. Va. Air National Guard and the
S. Charleston Fire Dept. Jay and his family now (1974) live at
Gamboa in the Canal Zone where he works for the U. S. Government
at the Panama Canal as an officer in the Fire Department at
Balboa. Two children: George Dennis and Alexander David.
DEITZ, JENETTE . m. (1) Howard Bennett,
(2) Van White. Jenette had a son, Horsus Bennett and a
daughter, Dollie White.
DEITZ, JENNIFER LYNN .
DEITZ, JENNINGS DENNIS
. b. Sept. 27, 1913 at Nutterville, WV; m. Aug. 13, 1937 to
Leona Madeline Pritt. One of nine children, Dennis was born and
reared on a farm. His parents were farmers and teachers; his
father was also a surveyor. His mother remembered her great
grandmother who could remember when George Washington was
President. Dennis graduated from Rainelle High School and
attended Glenville State Teachers College. He worked for Union
Carbide Corp. for 30 years and also worked for John Amos Power
Plant. Dennis has had sideline businesses most of his adult
life. He was President of Wilson Plastic Inc. and is currently
President of Deitz Plastic Moulding Co. He holds a patent on
plastic products. He has been active in civic organizations and
sports for many years. Children: Joyce, Jaye and Linda Kaye.
All are now married.
DEITZ, JEREMY NEIL
. b. July 28, 1981 at Defiance, OH.
DEITZ, JESSIE ETTIE
. b. May 5, 1874; m. (1) Andrew Charlton McClung, (2)
C. T. Underwood. Children; All these children of Jessie Ettie
Deitz are to her first husband: Walley Fernando, Bessie May,
Joseph Dareing, Grigsby Cicil, Dena, Chester Ellis, Arden,
Waldo, Erma Edith, Woodrow Preston,, and Leah.
DEITZ, JESSIE KEITH [1C59]. b. Jan. 26,
1893; d. Sept. 19, 1917. Never married.
. b. May 6, 1809; res. Mt. Lookout, WV; m. (1) Sarah
Louisa McClung, (2) Betty Seay; d. Jan. 6, 1888; bur. Mt.
Pleasant Cemetery, Mt. Lookout, WV. John Deitz, seventh child
of William Deitz, Sr. was born May 6, 1809 in Greenbrier County,
WV (then Virginia). John, a pioneer, came to Nicholas County at
a time the area was almost completely a wilderness. He
remembered the burning of the first brush pile near where he
built his home and lived for many years. This particular
location is what was later known as the James William Deitz
Place. Later it was known as the Wallace Deitz farm and more
recently it has been called the Randolph Deitz Property. This
property has now passed from the Deitz Clan. The location of
this property is near the old Mt. Lookout Post Office. John
got about 160 acres of land from his wife's mother. Sarah
Louise, John's wife, was the daughter of James McClung who lived
in Greenbrier County. We have been unable to learn who Sarah
Louisa's mother was. About 1860, John moved to Bamboo. His
first wife died there. He then married a second time and lived
at Mt. Lookout. His second wife was Betty Seay. She died with
cancer. After his second wife's death, John lived with Joe
Deitz, James William Deitz and Newton Beckner (husband of Mary
Jane Deitz ). John took the measles and died Jan. 6,
DEITZ, JOHN ALDERSON
. b. March 6, 1876 in Nicholas County; res. Mt.
Lookout, WV; m. (1).Victoria Moses, (2) Laura Lou McClung; d.
May 14, 1926; bur. Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Mt. Lookout, WV.
John Alderson was a farmer and a talented musician. He was
interested In community betterment.
DEITZ, JOHN GEORGE
[1831A]. b. Aug. 12, 1916 at Springdale, WV; m. Mary Daphine
Honaker Jan. 2, 1941. One child; John George Deitz II. b. Feb. 13,
1946; deceased 2 hrs. old. John George Deitz graduated from
Smoot High School. He left Greenbrier County shortly thereafter
to seek employment in Huntington, WV. After working there for several years he
decided to take an early retirement in order to work at his farm
in Greenbrier County. Several years later, George wished to
live in a warmer climate. He and his wife, Daphine, moved into
their new home in Melbourne, FL in 1978. The retirement years
have been busy ones for George as he has a part time job with
Sears during the fall and winter months while spring and summer
months find him farming or seeking out new relatives or
entertaining the gatherings at his mountaintop farm. He has
affiliated with the newly formed Agan Temple located in
Melbourne. Presently he is a member of the Oriental Band.
DEITZ, JOHN HARVEY
. b. Oct. 21, 1871 at Hughart, WV; m. Dec. 30, 1896 to
Maude Hannah; d. Feb. 23, 1930; bur. Lewisburg, WV. John
Harvey Deitz spent most of his life in Greenbrier County, WV.
After his marriage, he spent a few years with his family in
Illinois. He returned to WV in 1919. He then moved his family
to Florida City, FL where they lived until 1923 when they
returned to WV and built a home in Lewisburg. John Harvey was a
carpenter and considered one of the best. He was a member of
the Lewisburg Methodist Church, attending regularly and never
missing a service; active in the Sunday School and was loved and
respected by all who knew him. He was a member of the Knights
of Phythias Lodge No. 100 of Rainelle, WV and also a member of
the Williamsburg Camp of Modern Woodmen.
DEITZ, JOHN HOWARD
. b. Jan. 4, 1942.
DEITZ, JOHN LLOYD
. m. (1) Joyce Bass (2)
Arla S. Sproat. Children: Cynthia, Trava Marie, Debra Vianne,
Vianne Renee, Clyde. Clyde, a stepson, had his name changed to
Deitz at the age of 21.
DEITZ, JOHN MICHAEL .
b. Oct. 2, 1965 in hospital at Ronceverte,
DEITZ, JOHN PORTER
. b. Nov. 11, 1896.
DEITZ, JOHN WALLS
. b. Nov. 17, 1831 A18a, A19b at Deitz (now
Ramsey), WV; m. Malinda Ann Propst. John Walls Deitz was a
farmer, carpenter and merchant. He was the first postmaster of
the Deitz Post Office, established May 31, 1883. This post
office later was renamed Ramsey. John Walls was loved by
everyone. He was what you would call a "Friend of Man." He
was a member of Mt. Zion Methodist Church and supported this
church as long as he lived. He died at age 88.
DEITZ, JOHN WATSON
. b. Dec. 13, 1869 at Hominy Falls, WV; m. Feb. 23,
1901 to Betty Nutter; d. Sept. 13, 1928; bur. Nutterville,
WV. John Watson Deitz was a farmer, teacher and a surveyor. He
taught in Nicholas and Greenbrier Counties. He was a member of
the Baptist Church.
DEITZ, JOHN WAYNE
. Student at W. Va. (1974)
DEITZ, JOHN WILSON
. b. Dec. 10, 1869 at Ramsey, WV; m. (1) Russie
Zimmerman (2) Susie Anna Michaels. The date of second marriage
was Oct. 4, 1901. Died 1934. Clifford Noel Deitz was born to
Russie Zimmerman. Children to second marriage are Opha Mae, Ola
Irene, Helen Virginia, Hester Jane and Clarence Wilson.
DEITZ, JONATHAN THOMAS . b.
Aug. 2, 1960 at Canton, OH.
DEITZ, JONES GARRISON . b. March 29,
1825 A18a, A19b; m. Mary Viney (11/6/1831 to
4/4/1904); d. Aug. 18, 1880
. b. May 9, 1807 in Greenbrier County, VA. (now
WV); m. Polly Bivins. Joseph Deitz was the sixth of 12 children of William
Deitz, Sr. and Jane Wachub Deitz. Little is known of his life
and location. Joseph Deitz was a large land owner but after the
War between the States (this family sympathized with the South),
he was bankrupt and some of his children settled somewhere other
than Greenbrier County or nearby areas. Hostile feelings among
West Virginians as a result of the Civil War may have influenced
this exodus from Greenbrier County. Joseph Deitz, according to
the best information we have, had four boys and
two girls. Two boys, Watson and Charles Lewis, are listed in
our "tree" with a notation about Watson. We have not definitely
been able to determine the names of the other two boys and the
two girls. The girls’ names may have been Virginia and Jane.
[1l47]. b. 1873; died at age 2 years.
DEITZ, JOSEPH DAVID
. b. April 22, 1942 at Kessler, WV; m. April 15, 1963 to Patricia Gail Scruggs. Children:
Teresa Gail, Lisa Jo, Lori Renee and Joseph David, Jr.
DEITZ, JOSEPH DAVID, JR.
[135l5l4]. Age l 1/2 years. (1974)
DEITZ, JOSEPH DICKINSON
. b. July 17, 1841; m. Nov. 2, 1865 to Virginia Ellis.
Joseph Dickinson Deitz lived in the Hominy Falls area of
Nicholas County. The following is an obituary taken from the
"Baptist Banner" July 17, 1919 and written by Rev. A. C.
Ruckman, Leivasy, WV:
"Joseph Dickinson Deitz was born July 18, 1841, died May 31,
19l9 being 77 yrs., 10 mo. and 13 days old at the time of his
death. He was married Nov. 2, 1865 to Virginia Ellis., who
still survives him and was his senior by one year. Brother and
Sister Deitz reared a large and respected family, most of whom
are still living. Brother Deitz was converted when quite young
and united with the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. He afterwards
moved his membership to New Prospect. Later he was one of the
Charter Members of Mt. Urin, of which he was a member at the
time of his death, and deacon during his membership with this
church. Brother Deitz was a good citizen, a kind husband, an
indulgent father and a consistent Christian. He fought a good
fight, he kept the faith, and has gone to his reward."
DEITZ, JOSEPH EDWARD
. b. Oct. 8, 1909 at Kieffer, WV; m. Sept. 14, 1940 to Eileen Emma Shafer. Four
children: Joseph David, June Elizabeth, Margaret Naomi, and
DEITZ, JOSEPH FRANKLIN
[1l8]. b. March 1, 1838; d. July 10, 1839A18a.
DEITZ, JOSEPH MAXWELL
. b. May 3, 1919 at Blue Sulphur Springs, WV; m. Aug. 18, 1939 to Rosetta Opal
Harris. Joseph Maxwell Deitz attended Alderson High School.
He is operator of Vinyl Resins since May 1942. He is a member
of Randolph St. Baptist Church, Charleston, WV and has two
children and 4 grandchildren. (1974).
DEITZ, JOSEPH TINSLEY
. m. Lola Bryant; d. Jan. 27, 1937.
DEITZ, JOSEPH W.
. b. Sept. 20, 1856 in Greenbrier Co., m. Dec. 29, 1880
to Susan Legg; d. May 26, 1935; bur. New Bethel Church Cemetery,
The following biography was written in 1934 by Mrs.
Joseph Deitz: “Joseph W. Deitz, Lewisburg, W. Va. born
Sept. 20, 1856. Spent most of his life on a farm near
Williamsburg, Greenbrier Co. Later, he lived with his son, near
Lewisburg. He married Dec. 29, 1880 to Susan Legg to which
union were born the following children: Mrs. Mamie Robinson,
Mrs. Maude Hanson, Hardy L. Deitz, Mrs. Lati Carr, Harry L.
Deitz, and Mrs. Irene Carr. Howard died Feb. 9, 1892. His
mother's name was Ruth Collison Deitz."
DEITZ, JOSEPH WALLACE
. b. Jan. 22, 1872 at Mt. Lookout, WV; m. March 27, 1910 to Rachael Boley; d. July 2, 1915;
bur. Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Mt. Lookout. Joseph Wallace
Deitz was a farmer on the land that belonged first to his
grandfather, John Deitz, second to his father, James William
Deitz, and third to Wallace, himself. Last it was owned by
Wallace's son, Randolph. It has now passed from the family.
Wallace was a twin to Laura Jane Deitz Worlledge.
DEITZ, JOSHUA MORGAN
. b. Nov. 10, 1979 at Fairfax, VA.
DEITZ, JOSIE MAY
. b. May 1, 1879; m. James Pullen. Children: Lowell
Leon, Vera, Dale, Reeve, Elmo Echolos, Gerald Grant and William
DEITZ, JOYCE ANN
. b. June 17, 1939 at Charleston, WV; m. April 19, 1958 to Walter Harold
Schoolcraft. Children: Lynne Renee and Jeffery Harold.
DEITZ, JUDITH ANN
. b. March 13, 1940 at Freeport, IL; m. Feb. 7, 1959 to George W.
Marquis, Jr. Judith Ann was born in Freeport, where she
attended school, graduating in June of 1958. In August, she
started working for a drug store where she met her husband,
George Marquis. They were married in Feb. 1959 and moved to
Rockford, IL. In May 1962, they were transferred to Kewanee,
IL. After being transferred to Elkhart, IN in 1968, Judy became
involved with Welcome Wagon and enjoyed the responsibilities of
the office she held. In June 1971 they were moved to Peoria, IL
where she attended the I. C. C. College for some courses in real
estate. In 1972, she became a real estate sales consultant.
. Never married. He was a carpenter.
. No info.
DEITZ, JUNE ELIZABETH
. b. Jan. 1, 1945 at Kessler, WV; m. July 19, 1963 to Carlos Coleman Boyer, one
child, Brian Keith Boyer.
DEITZ, JUSTIN CHRISTOPHER
. b. Jan 13, 1982 in Prince Georges Co., MD. Justin
is currently a student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore
DEITZ, JAMES WATTS
. b. March 22, 1862 in Greenbrier County; m. Dec. 28, 1887 to Minnie Virginia Williams;
d. June 7, 1934. (The following biography was written in 1934,
Ed.). J. Watts Deitz, Lewisburg WV, was born March 22,
1862; d. June 7, 1934 near Lewisburg, WV. He was a farmer and
carpenter. He was married to Minnie Virginia Williams, Dec. 28,
1887 to which union were born the following children: Forrest
Early, b. March 18, 1890, married Hallie Clifton, July 27,
1919; Ethel Day Deitz, b. Nov. 2, 1891, m. Houston E.
McClung April 11, 1917; Glenna Ophelia, b. Nov. 17, 1893, m.
Fall W. Pollock May 3, 1919; Myrtile May, b. Oct. 9, 1899, m.
Newton Samuel Bruffey July 2, 1928; Ela Eska, b. May 20, 1903,
m. Jackson B. Reynolds Dec. 28, 1926; Lillian Virginia b. July
3, 1909, m. Eddie Hatcher Farrar August 1, 1931. J. Watts
Deitz's father was Charles Lewis Deitz. His mother was Ruth Ann
DEITZ, KAITLYN JO
. b. February 12, 2002.
DEITZ, KAYLA NICOLE
. b. Dec 22, 1989 at Miami, FL.
DEITZ, KELSEY ANNE
. b. Nov. 7, 1988 at Miami, FL.
DEITZ, KEVIN LEON
. b. Feb. 20, 1973.
DEITZ, KIMBERLY SUE . b. Feb. 11,
1967 at Freeport, IL.
DEITZ, KINSIE VALENE
. b. Feb. 14, 1964 A19a at Orville,
DEITZ, LAKE ELTON
. b. Jan. 3, 1902 at Cornstalk, WV; m. Dec. 10, 1927 to Ruby Wise.
DEITZ, LARRY ALAN . b. Jan. 24, 1948
at Charleston, WV.
DEITZ, LAUNA .
m. George Sharp; bur. Amwell Baptist Church,
JANE . b. Jan. 22, 1872 at
Mt. Lookout, WV; m. Robert Worlledge; d. Nov.
16, 1933; bur. Mt. Gilead Cemetery, Pool, WV. Daughter
of James William Deitz.
DEITZ, LAURA MICHELLE
. b. Sept. 29, 1967, Hixson, TN.
DEITZ, LAWRENCE WENDELL
. b. Oct. 14, 1906 at Hominy Falls, WV;
m. Prudence Reynolds. Lawrence W.
Deitz attended Glenville State College, W. Va. University, and
W. Va. Institute of Technology. Lawrence was a teacher in
Greenbrier Co. schools 1927-1945. He has been owner-manager of
Deitz-Gauley Insurance Agency, Richwood, WV since 1947. He was
President, Quinwood Rotary Club 1949; President of Greater
Richwood Federation 1953-1954; Pres. Richwood Chamber of
Commerce 1966-68; Pres. Greenbrier County Classroom Teachers
Association, 1941; member Advisory Board, Buckskin Council Boy
Scouts of America; and Church Lay Leader, United First Methodist
DEITZ, LEONA ETHEL . b. Sept. 24,
1886 at Hico, WV; res. Box 273, Fayetteville, WV; m. (1) 1912
to Burton Murdock, (2) 1918 to Romeo Bennett. One child, Beulah
DEITZ, LEWIS E. . m. Arizona Neff.
Children: Dana Arthur, Donnie, and William McKinley.
DEITZ, LINDA KAYE . b. June
17, 1945 at Charleston, WV; m. June 8, 1968 to Jerry Dale Good
DEITZ, LILLIAN VIRGINIA . b. July 3,
1909 at Cornstalk, WV; m.
Edgar Hatcher Farrar.
DEITZ, LINDA LOU
. m. Kenna Joseph Heatherman III; Children: Patricia
Lynn, b.11-30-70, and Kristine Leigh, b. 10-27-71.
DEITZ, LISA JOE
. Age 6 years (1974).
. b. Sept. 8, 1952.
DEITZ, LLOYD BASIL
. b. Jan. 22, 1900 at Hughart, WV; m. April 7, 1928 to Violet Oneta Rapp. Lloyd
lived in Greenbrier Co., WV in the vicinity of Cornstalk,
Alderson and Rainelle until 1919 when the family moved to
Florida City. He worked with his father (who was a part-time
carpenter and farmer), and grew tomatoes, squash and other
vegetables. In later years, he went back to the building trade,
and he was considered one of the best builders south of Miami.
He will leave many landmarks to be proud of when he is gone. He
is now past seventy-four years of age (1974) and is completing a
beautiful country home costing the owner over $100,000. He is
respected by all who know him. Lloyd has attended and supported
the Florida City United Methodist Church since he first came to
Florida City. He will soon be a 50 yr. member of Rainelle Lodge
3100 Knights of Pythias in Rainelle, WV. He is interested in
all sports and spends some time each year camping, hunting
squirrels in High Springs, FL and hunting deer in the
Everglades. Fishing in both salt and fresh water is another
sport he loves. History interests him, and he is an avid Bible
student--knows the Bible as few laymen do.
DEITZ, LLOYD THOMAS
. b. Dec. 20, 1915 at Clintonville, WV;
m. March 15, 1939 to Leona Dade
Wyatt. No children.
. b. July 4, 1901; m. 6/26/1923 to Ruby Walkup(b.
8/5/02); d. Jan. 27, 1960. Buried Deitz Cemetery, RamseyA19a
DEITZ, LONNIE LEE, Sr.
[1l4463]. Three wives: (1) Georgia Hall--3 children; (2) June
Long--2 children; (3) Juanita Smith--l child. Children to first
wife: Lloyd, Carol, and Diana; to second wife; Maxine and
Virginia Lea; to third wife: Lonnie Lee Deitz, Jr.A19a
DEITZ, LONNIE LEE, Jr.
. b. March 21, 1971A19a.
DEITZ, LORI RENEE
. Age 3 yrs (1974).
DEITZ, LOUIS EDGAR
. b. Oct. 27, 1891 at Rupert, WV; m. Nov. 4, 1931 to
Gertrude Hiser; bur. Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville,
WV. Edgar Louis was born near Rupert, WV. He, with his
parents, later moved to Blue Sulphur springs where he grew up on
a farm. He entered the U. S. Army Sept. 23, 1917 and was given
a medical discharge May 16, 1919. He married Gertrude Hiser in
1931. They had three daughters--Mary Louise, Betty Lou, and
Carol Sue. Edgar worked in the lumber business, farming and
carpentry until he retired. He died in Veterans Hospital in
Beckley, WV May 2, 1970.
DEITZ, LOVIE D.
. m. Lorene C. Puckett. Children: James L.
Puckett and Betty L. Puckett.
DEITZ, LUNDY LEWIS . b. April 25,
1905; res. 276 Lincoln St., Middleport, OH; m. Dana Miller.
One child, Edward Lewis Deitz.
DEITZ, LUTHER CECIL
. b. Feb. 19, 1921; m. June 23, 1951 to Virgie Lee
Smith; d. January 5, 1999. Luther was raised on a farm on
Horseshoe Creek. He graduated from Ansted High School in 1941.
He worked from 1941 to the spring of 1943 at Norfolk Ship Yard,
Portsmouth, Va. He joined Navy in Oct. 1943 and was honorably
discharged May 1946. He attended Auto-Diesel School, Nashville,
Tenn. Sept. 1946 to Feb. 1947 and went to work for Auto Parts
Jobber in April 1947 at E. Rainelle, WV. He was employed there
until Feb. 1952 when he started in business as NAPA Parts Jobber
and, with Mr. Robert Cotton, formed a Partnership and purchased
assets of "The Auto Supply Co." March 1952 in S. Charleston,
WV. They incorporated the business in 1960. Luther purchased
assets of Partner 1968. Luther now operates five NAPA Parts
Jobbing Stores--S. Charleston, St. Albans, Hamlin, Belle, and
West Hamlin, WV. He employs approximately 20 people.
JEWELL . m. Ray Crist.
DEITZ, MACK SHELDON
. b. Sept. 28, 1896 at Cornstalk, WV; res.
Cornstalk, WV; m. April 6, 1921 to Mary Ester Suttle. Family:
Alyne Evulyn Deitz and Phyllis Elizabeth Poague, a foster
. b. Feb. 8, 1895 at Deitz (now Ramsey), WV. Never
married; d. February 13, 1984A18. Maggie Deitz was a
teacher for forty-three years in Mountain Cove District, Fayette
County, WV. She first attended school at the Deitz school near
her home. Later she attended WV Tech and Glenville College.
The first school in which she taught was the Nickell School in
the bend of Gauley River. She taught 15 yrs. at Victor, and,
after teaching 14 years at Ansted, she retired. She was a
member of the Fayette Co., WV and National Teachers'
Associations. .She built a home in Ansted in 1952 where she
lived with her sister, Nora Walkup. She also owned her great
grandfather's home placeA19b.
(Ed. Maggie Deitz was of great help and a tireless worker
in the collection of data for the Deitz History. Without her
help, much of the information and data we have would have been
forever lost to the Deitz Clan.)
DEITZ, MALINDA EMALINE
. b. Dec. 10, 1857 at Mt. Lookout, WV; m. Sept. 25, 1879 to Newton Alderson McClung;
d. Oct. 25, 1926; bur. Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Mt.
Lookout, WV. Daughter of James William Deitz. Children:
Minnie, Marion, Otie, Chester, Elzada Jane and Lillie.
. m. William Carr; teacher. Children: Ernest,
George, James, Paul and Warren.
DEITZ, MAMIE .
. m. Hill Robinson. Children: Lawrence, Joseph
Gordon, Susan and Clifton.
DEITZ, MARGARET ANN
. m. William Newton Haynes, M. D. d. 1914A19.
DEITZ, MARGARET ANN
[1812E]. b. Aug. 3, 1905 at Blue Sulphur Springs;
Never married. (Editor's
Note: Margaret Ann Deitz was very helpful in the
collection of data for the Deitz history. She remembers well
many of our ancestors. This is the way she told it to me. I
give it to you since it portrays a characteristic of our clan
that has affected us in the collection of data for our history.)
These are Margaret's words. "My father told me this over the
years. We did not and have not had a close relationship with
various members, not even in my own family as they were so far
scattered. There were 27 years between the ages of my oldest
and youngest brother. He, (Jake, the youngest brother) and I
are the last two living of 15 children born to Robert Allen
Deitz and his wife, Mary Lou Stull Deitz.”
Her lineage is as follows:
William Deitz  - Her great great grandfather
Robert Deitz  - Her great grandfather
Philip Elias Deitz  Her grandfather
Robert Allen Deitz  Her father
father had, and I still have, a card, black with gold letters, of
the date of his grandfather's death.” It reads:
Loving Remembrance of
March 26, 1891
years and 23 days."
was born just before the Civil War”, says Margaret, “and of course
was well acquainted with his grandfather, Robert Deitz." (Thanks
Margaret for your most valuable assistance in compiling our
. Never Married. After the death of her sister
Elizabeth, Margaret Jane reared Elizabeth’s children.
MARGARET NAOMI . b. Sept. 10, 1947 at
Kessler, WV; m. Sept. 10, 1965 to
Everette Harold Smith, Jr. Margaret Naomi attended Rupert High
School, going on to Charleston, WV in 1965 to receive a G. E.
D. Diploma and to graduate also from Business School. She married
in 1965 and moved back to Greenbrier County
July 1969. She has taught Sunday School at Beaver Creek Baptist
Church where she has been a member for four years.
. m. Turner Heaster. Margrave and Turner went west, after
their marriage, to seek their fortune. They kept in contact for a
while with the folks in WV. This contact has been lost and we have
been unable to reestablish it.
. b. Oct. 21, 1951 at Richwood, WV. Maria Mae graduated from Marshall University
in Dec. 1973 with a Teaching Degree in Mathematics.
MARJORIE . b. 1907; m. Manning
Steele. No childrenA22.
DEITZ, MARK DAVID . b. Dec. 7, 1961 at
DEITZ, MARTHA ELLEN . b. Nov. 16, 1849, m.
Dec. 5, 1857 to John Tuckwiller; d. July 23, 1923.
. b. Dec. 1, 1862; m. Sant Woods; d. May 1, 1894A19.
Martha had one child, Mae. Mae married a McQuery and they had four
children. Names not available.
DEITZ, MARY . Never married. Daughter of
Jones Garrison DeitzA19a.
DEITZ, MARY ANN
. b. Jan. 17, 1828; d. Sept. 1, 1835A18d.
DEITZ, MARY ANN
. b. Feb. 14, 1853 at Meadows, Greenbrier County, WV; m.
Fall of 1879 to Benjamine Franklin Burns. Mary Ann was the daughter
of James and Rebecca Lusher Deitz. In her childhood, she lived in
Nicholas County and, for a time during the Civil War, at Charleston
in Kanawha County. After the Civil War, the family returned to the
Meadows and later moved to the Nathaniel Deitz farm on Bever (?)
Creek Mountain. As her childhood was spent during and immediately
after the Civil War, her educational opportunities were limited.
But with the help of her parents, she acquired a good common school
education. After her marriage, she and Benjamine resided on a part
of the old Burns homestead near what is now Kieffer. To this
marriage were born the following children: Wm. Edgar, Leona Mamie,
Benjamine Russell, James Houston, Laura Catherine, Thomas Wesley,
Ollie Dell, and Robert Emmet.
DEITZ, MARY ANN . Daughter of William
Randolph Deitz. Twin to Rachael Ann Deitz. Died.at birth.
DEITZ, MARY ETHEL . m. Roy Piercy. No
DEITZ, MARY FRANCES
. b. July 24, 1923 at Charleston, WV; m (1) Aug. 1956 to Fredrick
E. Morgan, (2) Sept. 1964 to Arnold J. Simonsen. Mary Frances moved
to Huntington, WV from Detroit, MI at age 6. Her father specialized
in Contract Law at University of Detroit prior to this move. She
grew up in Huntington, graduated from Marshall Univ. in Chemistry in
1945, and moved to Chicago to work for G. D. Searle Pharmaceuticals
in Stokie, IL. She married Fredrick E. Morgan in Aug. 1956 (two
children: Fredrick E. Junior, b. Nov. 6, 1957 and Jane Ann, b. Aug.
5, 1959). She was divorced in 1962 and remarried Sept. 1964 to
Arnold J. Simonsen. She taught high school chemistry and received
Masters Degree in April 1969 at N. E. IL University. Mary Frances
has taught the last 5 years (since 1969) (1974) in the field of
special education with teen-age students with specific learning
DEITZ, MARY HAZELTINE
. b. Dec. 10, 1857 at Mt. Lookout, WV; m. (1) Samuel
McVey, (2) Steward McClung; bur. Janet Cemetery, Fayette Co., WV.
Daughter of James William Deitz, granddaughter of John
. b. Nov. 26, 1838; m. Newton Beckner; d. June 14,
1884. Children: Joseph Ervin (died in Confederate Army), William
Milton and Daniel.
DEITZ, MARY LOUISE
. b. Sept. 11, 1932 at Blue Sulphur Springs; m. Nov. 2, 1951 to Earl Wright
DEITZ, MARY RUTH
. b. July 19, 1904 at Williamsburg, WV; m. Feb. 23, 1922 to Jesse Warren Caves. Mary
Ruth Deitz lived in Greenbrier Co., WV the first 15 years of her
life, in the vicinity of Cornstalk, Alderson and Rainelle. In 1919,
she, with her family, moved to Florida City, Florida. Most of her
married life has been spent in Dade County, with the exception of a
few years in other countries, while her husband was employed there.
She and her husband are retired now (1974) and Homestead, FL is
their permanent home.
. b. Sept. 12, 1933; d. July 12, 1946.
. b. Feb. 26, 1877; m. (1) Irvin O’Dell, (2) David Franklin
DeHart. No data on husbands or children. The children are: Jessie
O'Dell, Leah O'Dell, Eugene O'Dell, Glen Arnold DeHart, Murrell
DeHart and Maxine DeHart.
DEITZ, MATILDA . m. R. F. Williams.
Children: William David, Mae, and Eva.
DEITZ, MATILDA JANE . b. Sept. 17, 1866;
m. Wade McClung; d. Feb. 21, 1889. Children: Mary and Marvin.
DEITZ, MATTHEW GRANT . b. Jan. 29, 1970
at Staunton, VA.
DEITZ, MATTHEW KALEB . b. May 25, 1999.
Goes by “Kaleb”.
DEITZ, MATTHEW ZANE .
b. February 4,
1974; m. June 16, 1999 to Rebecca Jo Butcher Pritt (b. June 11,
1975). Matthew is a Deputy Sheriff for Nicholas County. “Becky” is
DEITZ, MATTIE [1C4]. m. Daniel Shaffer. Children
of Mattie and Daniel Shaffer were: Elvin, Delbert, Amy, and Piney or
DEITZ, MATTIE .
DEITZ, MAUDE M. . b. May 18, 1883;
m. July 9, 1902 to James C. Hanson; d. Jan. 23, 1965. bur. End of
DEITZ, MAXIE G.
. m. Lionel D. Egnor. Children: L. D. Egnor, Jr. (m. Ann
Marshall) and Ladoyt Egnor (m. Ann Burton).
DEITZ, MAXINE KAY . b. 12/28/1960
DEITZ, MAXINE KAY . b. 12/28/1960.
. b. May 22, 1942 at Charleston, WV; m. Jan. 11, 1963 to Mary Jane Welsch. One
child; David Joseph b. 12-2-1963.
. b. March 9, 1993 at Manassas, VA.
DEITZ, MILDRED LEWIS
. b. Dec. 3, 1925 at Frankford, WV; m. June 15, 1948 to William Emmet
Crickenberger. Children: Lucy Laura and Susan Gaile.
. b. Aug. 14, 1843 at Mt. Lookout, WV; m. Elkana Evans
1874; d. Dec. 24, 1923. Children: John Lewis, Morgan Woodson,
George Washington, Hansford Rippito and Louisa Jane.
. m. Joe Mattock; Children: Raleigh, Hallie, Mack, John.
DEITZ, MOLLIE [1C53]. b. March 24, 1897; m. John
Allen Hall. No children.
. b. Nov. 23, 1918 at Nutterville, WV; m.
Dec. 24, 1935 to James H. Andrews. No response; 4 children; James,
Bernard, Alan, Janice.
. m. Newton Samuel Bruffy.
DEITZ, MYKENDRA LYNN
. b. Jan. 5, 1976 at Summersville, WV.
. b. June 6, 1943 at Rainelle, WV; m. Jan. 8, 1972 to
Harley Herbert Carpenter. Daughter of William Randolph Deitz.
. b. Sept.. 20, 1955 at Canton, OH.
[1l431]. b. March 18, 1889; m. Leslie W. Sydnor; d. 1979.
DEITZ, NATALIE RUTH .
b. July 18, 1977;
m. December 11, 1998 to Jason Allen Stover (b. April 26, 1976).
Natalie is a homemaker and recent mother (November 29, 2008). Jason
works for a construction company.
. b. Jan. 5, 1801; m. (1) Catherine Elizabeth Crookshanks,
(2) Isabelle Remley. Nathaniel (Uncle Thanny) was the third child
of William Deitz, Sr. He was probably born in the Valley of
Virginia since he was three years old when he came with his parents
to Greenbrier County Virginia (Now WV). It appears that
William.Deitz, Sr., his wife, and the first two or three of their
children lived for a while in Virginia before establishing their
home in Greenbrier Co. Nathaniel was a pioneer farmer.
b. Aug. 12, 1904; m. Ote Mays; d. August 12, 1904. No children.
. Never married.
. b. Nov. 11, 1880 at Mt. Lookout, WV; res. Mt. Lookout,
WV; m. June 16, 1912 to Flossie Mae McClung; d.1969; bur. Mt.
Pleasant CemeteryT1 at Mt. Lookout, WV. Newton
Herbert Deitz was born at Mt. Lookout, near the Oak Grove School.. He moved
from there to the Mountains, with his parents, when near a month
old. This new home was at the right of Hominy Falls on Anglens
Creek. This move was in the winter months and in a road wagon. He
moved back to Mt. Lookout in his boyhood days. After many moves,
his early school days were spent at Bamboo School and Hellroaring
School where he played town ball or shoot the buck, as they called
it, and had plenty of exercise. He finished schooling at Oak Grove
and New Milton one room elementary schools. Newton was converted in
a big meeting at Hominy Church and joined the Mt. Pleasant Church
after moving back to Mt. Lookout, where he has lived ever since. He
was married when 31 years old. He was a farmer.
. m. James Mankin. Children, James Luther Mankin-died at
. b. May 14, 1892A18c at Deitz, WV (now Ramsey,
WV); res. Fox Lane, Ansted, WV; m. Nov. 21, 1919 to Wilmer
Augustus WalkupA18c; d. 1976. Nora attended Deitz
Elementary School, Summersville Normal School and Montgomery Prep
School. She took the Uniform Examination and made a second grade
certificate and taught two years on it. She made $35.00 per month
and thought she was rich. She then passed the Uniform Examination,
made a first grade certificate, and taught ten more years. She has
one son, John French Walkup. Nora taught a Sunday School Class for
years. She is a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. She is
a twin to Norris Deitz--See 11622.
NORMAN EDWARD .
m. Gonevia Audeen Denny; No children.
. b. May 14, 1892 at Deitz, WV (now Ramsey, WV); d.
Jan. 14, 1898A18c. Twin to Nora Deitz Walkup.
. b. Sept. 16, 1906; m. Nov. 19, 1942 to Pat White; d.
Feb. 27, 1964; bur. Highlawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill., WV. One son,
Pat Wilson White.
. Never married. Teacher.
. m. Clinton(?)/Donald(?) Belville; one child, Donald
Belville, Jr. Donald, Jr. has three children: Linda, Michall, and
DEITZ, OPHA MAE . b. Oct. 26, 1904; d.
1984. Never married. Res. Ansted, WV. Teacher.
. b. Oct. 2, 1906 at Runa, WV; res. 1530 Bridge Road,
Charleston, WV; m. Nov. 12, 1927 to Dr. Leland Tyson Anderson
(Dentist). Otha graduated from Marshall College, taught in
Charleston schools 13 years. Member of Fernbank Garden Club, Berry
Hills Country Club, First Presbyterian Church of Charleston, Kanawha
Charleston Humane Society and past member of Charleston Woman's
Club. She is an avid bird watcher and very interested in ecology
and the protection of all living species.
[114l4]. b. May 29, 1903 at Mulvane, WV; res. 214 Ridge Wood
Ave., Oak Hill, WV; m. May 29, 1964 to Martha Sneddon; d. May 31,
1972; bur. Memory Gardens, Ansted, WV. Owen W. Deitz was an
employee of Union Carbide Metals Corp. He was a member of the Moose
Lodge. No children.
DEITZ, PATRICIA MARIE
. b. Dec. 20, 1972 at Ronceverte, WV.
DEITZ, PAUL DALE
DEITZ, PEARL . b. Dec. 13, 1915 at
Nutterville, WV; d. Jan. 3, 1921.
DEITZ, PHILIP ELIAS
. b. Aug. 29, 1836 in Greenbrier County, WV; m. (1) Sarah
Hedrick, (2) Jesse Jeneva Stull.
DEITZ, PHILIP ELIAS . b. Jan. 16, 1881; m.
Mary Posie; d. Feb. 1944.
. b. April 6, 1947 at Mt. Lookout, WV; m. Aug. 6, 1967 to Barbara Backus; d. June 28 1969D3
from injuries sustained in an industrial accident.
DEITZ, PHOEBE . b. 5/9/1813, m. David Remley. Two
children; Steward and Fred.
. b. Jan. 5, 1934 at Homestead, FL; m. Aug. 12, 1954 to Charles Edward Hayes. Phyllis
Anne is a wife, mother and homemaker. She is artistically inclined
and likes to paint portraits. She reads avidly and is openly
curious about everything. She is old fashioned and very protective
about children in the family. She loves sunshine and warm weather
and hates cold weather. She likes puttering with flowers; likes
animals and likes to fish.
. b. June 3, 1898 at Carroll Hill, WV; m. Elbert Marvin
Jeffries. Family: Paul Jeffries, Joan Jeffries Burns, John Deitz
Jeffries, Charles Noel Jeffries and Ross Edwin Jeffries.
. b. June 22, 1880 at Mt. Lookout, WV; m. Henry
Wendell; d. Dec. 7, 1969; bur. Janet Cemetery, Lookout, WV.
Daughter of James William Deitz.
. Died at birth. Twin of Mary Ann Deitz.
DEITZ, RAYMOND . b. Oct. 26, 1894; m.
Aug. 23, 1926 to Emma Gilkerson; d. Nov. 9, 1965; bur.
Rest Lawn Cemetery, Victor, WV.
DEITZ, RANDY . Son of Wallace H. Deitz,
DEITZ, RESSIE EDGAR .
b. March 9, 1900; m. Naomi Miller.
REBECCA [1B]. Married John Wilson Hanna. Died
leaving two children; Dr. Davil Floyd Hanna and a daughter. (See
REBECCA LOUISA . b. Jan. 12, 1867; m.
Theophilus Smithson Shawver. Rebecca had a twin brother
who died in infancy.
. b. April 19, 1907 at Clarmont, Fayette Co., WV; m. Sept. 19, 1933 to Gladys
. b. Sept. 14, 1967.
DEITZ, REX ALLEN
. b. Nov. 8, 1951 at Swiss, WV; m. Nov. 20, 1971 at Herndon, VA to Pamela Marie
. b. March 3, 1811; m. Oct. 16, 1834 to Kathrine Hedrick, (2)
Synthia Hedrick. No date given for second marriage. d. 3/25/1891A23.
His two wives were not sisters. Their relationship is not known.
Possibly they were first cousins and came from Staunton, VA.
Margaret Deitz, 1812E of Blue Sulphur Springs writes, "My mother
said great grandfather, Robert Allen Deitz (18), had fiery red hair
when he was young, but when she knew him he had snow white hair and
the bluest eyes she had ever seen, then or after. No matter what
the situation, sick or well, when you looked at him, he always
. m. Mary Louise Stull.
. b. Nov. 21, 1921 at Blue Sulphur Springs, WV; m. Illeta Belle Anderson.
Robert attended Blue Sulphur Springs schools and served with the U.
S. Army in World War II. He is now a carpenter working on
. Died in infancy.
. m. Georgane Dodd. 3 children: Regina Elaine Deitz, b.
Sept. 14, 1967; Bobby Joe Deitz b. Oct. 15, 1970 and Kevin Leon
Deitz b. Feb. 20, 1973.
. b. Nov. 3, 1939 at Edwight (Raleigh County) WV; m. Sept. 27, 1969 to Agnes
Terrance Kuches. No children.
. b. July 14, 1945 at Charleston, WV; m. Sept. 28, 1973 to Saundra Lee
McClure. Robert Theodore attended East Bank Elementary School
1951-57 and attended Pratt Jr. High School 1957-60. He received the
SAR Good Citizen Award at Pratt and played varsity basketball and
softball. Robert attended East Bank High School, was an honor
student, played varsity basketball and graduated 1963. He attended
Morris Harvey College, received B. S. Degree in Education, 1968.
Robert entered the U. S. Army May 1968, 2nd Lt. in March 1969, had
one year tour in Viet War (Nov. 1969 - Nov. 1970), won two bronze
stars (one with Device for Valor), Viet Cross of Gallantry, Air
Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and the Combat Infantry Badge.
His tour of duty was with 5th Special Forces Group. He ended his
Amy career with the rank of Captain in March 1972. He was also
Airborne qualified and an advance diver (Scuba). Robert is now a
member of Co. A, 2nd Brigade, 19th Special Force Group (National
Guard) and holds the rank of Captain. He is now working as an
Eligibility Specialist with WV Dept. of Welfare and has been with
the Dept. since April of 1973.
. Died under l yr. of age. Twin to Joseph Tinsley
. b. 1/16/1824A18a; m. John Cavendish; d. 1890;
bur. Deitz Cemetery at Ramsey. Her death was caused by a stroke
while out milking.
. b. 1892; m. J. B. Cowgill; d. 1951A22.
RUFUS EDWARD, Sr. .
m. Ida Sevy. Rufus Deitz moved, when his family was young, to
Wilmore, Kentucky. We believe his descendants live in many areas of
Kentucky. Letters were written to several of them but we got no
response nor were our letters returned.
. b. May 3, 1920 at Washington, DC; m. May 29, 1940 to George Thomas McCoppin. One
son, George Allen McCoppin.
DEITZ, SAMUEL THEODORE . b. Jan. 4, 1958
at Clifton Forge, VA.
DEITZ, SANDRA . Daughter of George D.
LEE . b. June 18, 1943 at Charleston, WV;
m. Jerry Quentin
. m. Edward Hannah. No children.
. b. May 12, 1862 at Mt. Lookout, WV; m. Sept, 13, 1913 to Thomas Oscar McCutcheon; d. Nov. 29, 1939;
bur. Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Mt. Lookout, WV. A dedicated
homemaker and loving neighbor.
. m. Lockard Judy; Children: Daisy and Albert.
DEITZ, STEPHEN LEWIS . b. Oct. 19,
1968 at Staunton, VA; m. Sept. 24, 1994 to Jennifer Diane Moore. Stephen spent his
childhood in Staunton, where he attended McSwain (formerly
Northside) Elementary School, Shelburne Middle School, and graduated
from Robert E. Lee High School in 1987. During his high school
years, he worked as a gas station attendant and as a farm hand. He
was also very active in music; he played trumpet in several bands
and musical productions. In 1982, at the age of thirteen, Stephen
joined the Stonewall Brigade Band (the oldest continuous band in the
United States) and still plays with them whenever he can. Some of
the productions that he participated in included the annual Statler
Brothers 4th of July Celebration (1983-97), the Staunton
Choral Society Annual Christmas Concert, the Robert E. Lee Jazz
Ensemble and Marching Band, and several theater productions by the
Waynesboro Players. After graduating from high school, Stephen
moved to Winchester and attended the Shenandoah University (formerly
the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music) where he pursued a degree in
Music Education until 1990 when he switched to Business. Steve
graduated from Shenandoah University in 1993 with a degree in
Business Administration. Steve then moved to Manassas with his two
older brothers (Emerson, Jr. and Timothy). There he met his future
wife while working part time for the Leggett Department Store. They
were married at Grace United Methodist Church in Manassas on
September 24, 1994. Stephen currently holds the position of Program
Manager at Datatrac Information Services, Inc. Prior to joining
Datatrac, Stephen was the Director of Technical Operations at
PAREXEL International Corporation, Medical Marketing Services
Division. Steven has returned to school and is now currently
pursuing a Master of Science Degree in Technology Management from
the University of Maryland. He expects to graduate in March 2001.
. b. Dec. 23, 1948 at Richwood, WV. Graduated from Marshall University in August 1973
with a Degree in Elementary Education. He went on to get a Master’s
Degree at WVU.
. b. June 27, 1845; m. Frank McClung.
DEITZ, SUSAN KAY . b. July 26, 1957 at Canton,
. Never married.
DEITZ, TERESA GAIL
. b. 1964.
[1l43]. b. March 28, 1859; m. Nannie Rhodes;
d. Apr. 16, 1943A21. A coal operator and a very wealthy
man. (I have been told that Theodore Appleton Deitz was very
interested in the Dietz history and had in his possession some
valuable records and data of the Deitz Clan. I was never able to
see these nor verify the fact that he did have such a records. Ed.)
. b. July 28, 1915 at Mulvane, WV; m. Sept. 15, 1946 to Delora D.
Kincaid.A19 Theodore E. Deitz graduated from high school
at Ansted, WV. It being the depression, he could not afford to go to
college, so he started working at whatever came along – lumber camps
and the like. He then got a job at Union Carbide Corp. at Alloy,
and worked there for 37 years; 20 years as a supervisor and 4 years
as a Department Head. He retired in 1976. He now has 1253 acres of
land, has sold 2 houses and lots, has a sawmill and timber planer
mill. He is a Mason and Past Master of Hayden Lodge #113 and of the
Scottish Rite Mason of Bodies in Charleston, WV. He collects
antique cars, tractors, trucks, and wagons.
. b. Oct. 7, 1941 at Ramsey, WV; m. Dec. 1963 to Wilma
Jean Miller; d. March 21, 1991A19a. Theodore L. Deitz
was reared on a farm on Horseshoe Creek in Ramsey. He attended
school at Horseshoe Elementary School and high school at Ansted. He
moved to Orrville, Ohio in 1962 and went to work for J. M. Smucker
Co. in 1963. Children: Theodore William, Matthew Thomas and Kinsie
. m. Hazel McClintic. No children.
DEITZ, THEODORE WILLIAM . b. Nov. 14, 1972 at
Orrville, Ohio; res. 227 East Chestnut St., Orrville, Ohio.A19
. b. 1852; m. (1)Anna Coleman, (2) Abigal McClung
DEITZ, THOMAS . m. Kathie _____ Thomas Deitz went
west (Stuttgart, AR) as a young man. We were unable to make contact
with his descendants.
DEITZ, THOMAS AARON . b. Nov. 23, 1969.
. b. Aug. 2, 1928 at Mt. Lookout, WV; m. Oct. 3, 1953 to
Luella Marguerite Baker; d. August 22, 1990L4. Thomas
graduated from high school and entered the Army. After serving in
Korea, he was honorably discharged and was employed by Republic
Steel, Canton, OH. He was employed at the Tincher Co., Canton, OH,
as a Crane Repairman (1960 to1974). He was very versatile and
talented. He built the house he lived in, did landscape work and
also made decorations at Christmas time. He made over 100 assorted
grave blankets, wreaths for mausoleums, tubs, sprays and pillows.
He enjoyed heading for the Woods with his son, Jon, and their
beagles, for relaxation and good honest sport. He ranked tops as a
father and husband.
DEITZ, TIMOTHY GLENN . b. June 20, 1962
at Baltimore, MD; m.
June 23, 1984 at Miami, FL to Janet Brevoort Kelsey. Timothy moved
from Pikesville, MD to Fairfax, VA in 1963 and then to Staunton, VA
in 1967, where he attended Staunton City Public Schools. While at
Robert E. Lee High School, he lettered 3 years in tennis. He
graduated Maxima Cum Laude in 1980. He then attended Shenandoah
College and Conservatory of Music in Winchester, VA, where he
studied Music and Mathematics (1980-1984). He was captain of the
basketball team as a walk-on freshman and joined Phi Mu Alpha, a
professional music fraternity. He graduated Cum Laude in 1984 with
two bachelor’s degrees, one in Music Education and the other in
Mathematics. He taught math at Loudoun Valley High School in
Purcellville, VA from January 1984 to June 1984, when he moved to
Miami, FL, where he married Janet Kelsey. From August 1984 until
June 1985 , he taught math and was the band director at Gulliver
Preparatory School in Miami. He also coached the girl’s softball
team and assisted with the boy’s basketball team. In June 1985, he
joined American Bankers Insurance Group as an Actuarial Student and
worked his way to an Actuarial Assistant. In February 1991, he and
his family moved to Manassas VA, where he began working for Crown
Life Insurance Company in Alexandria, VA as an Assistant Actuary.
He became an Associate of The Society of Actuaries in 1993 and a
member of The American Academy of Actuaries in 1994. He left Crown
Life and joined Chalke Consulting, as an Actuarial Consultant, in
December 1993, and worked there through a takeover by SS&C
Technologies, Inc. of Bloomfield, CT. In May 1999, he joined
Milliman and Robertson, Inc., an Actuarial Consulting firm, as an
Actuarial Consultant, specializing in policy administration and
financial modeling software. Other activities include: Stonewall
Brigade Band, Capital City Big Band, coaching T-ball, tutoring math,
Chairman of the Advisory Council at Sinclair Elementary School and
other various volunteer positions within Prince William County
Schools. He is certified as a Meet Director by The United States
Gymnastics Association and helps, in a variety of roles, at the gym
where his three children attend.
TREVA MARIE . m. (1) Steve Sexton, (2) John
Hagy; Children: John Hagy, Jr.
. b. June 14, 1893 at Deitz, WV (now Ramsey); m July 10,
1926 to Raleigh Hunter McClung; d. Jan. 23, 1949A18c;
bur. Deitz Cemetery. Vera Deitz McClung taught about 15 years in
Fayette Co. She graduated from high school, attended school in
Montgomery in 1923, later attended New River State College where she
received a Short Course Normal Certificate. She was a member of
Victor Methodist Church.
. b. May 18, 1916 at Mt. Lookout, WV;
m. Oct. 5, to Ora Burton McClung.
DEITZ, VIRGINIA [1A]. b. 7/30/1815, m. Sam Judy. Four
children; Marguerite Susan, Strather, Charles O. and George.
VIRGINIA . m. Wallace Walkup. Virginia Deitz,
with her husband, went west (Indiana) and contact with them has
been lost. They had one son, Edmond Walkup.
. m. Jack Ellison.
. b. April 7, 1909 at Runa, WV; res. 3439 E. Crystal St.,
Wintergarden, FL; m. August 20, 1938 to James Samuel Huffman.
Divorced, d. November 1985D10. One child, Sue Carol
VIRGINIA DARE (Jackie)
. b. March 12, 1924; m. Sept. 8, 1941 to Russell Hansford
Skaggs. One child—adopted-- Janis Cheryl Crist, natural daughter of
Mickie Jewell Deitz Crist.
. b. 1963.A19
DEITZ, VIRGINIA SUSANNAH . b. April 30,
. m. Josephine Sax. Children: Wallace H. Jr. and Theodore
E. Children of Wallace Jr.: Gloria and Randy. Children of
Theodore E.: Debra and Gary.
DEITZ, WALTER A. . b. July 10,
1889; Never married. d. Nov. 1911. He had Brights Disease and died
when he was 22 years of ageA19a.
. No information. We have been unable to learn anything about
Watson Deitz . We are led to believe that he (Watson) either
had no descendants, died in youth, never married or moved from this
area and lost contact with his people. He may have been a Civil War
fatality. Some members of our Clan report rumors of other members
of Joseph Deitz's family. Some would suggest that maybe there was
no Watson Deitz . Surely there must have been because family names
run strong in the Deitzes and we have a multitude of Watsons whom we
revere. For other thinking on this, see biography of Joseph Deitz
 and Lloyd Deitz .
[135l7]. m. Mary Hunter.
DEITZ, WILLARD LORAINE . b. July 13, 1910
at Cornstalk WV; m. Feb. 2, 1935 to Opal Lucretia Webb; d. September
2, 1995 at Staunton, VA. Both are buried at Wallace Memorial
Gardens near Sam Black Church in Greenbrier County, WV. Willard was
a mild man but possessed of much strength, determination, enthusiasm
and quiet love. As a child, he spent time with his grandfather and
father, delivering mail throughout Greenbrier County. That
background provided much of the information about the people and
times that he shared while sitting and talking in Gwen’s Restaurant
in Lewisburg, WV. When he was a young man, he started working for
the Ford Garage in Lewisburg WV. He swept floors and did general
maintenance around the garage. Eventually, he got some tools and
began repairing model T Fords. In February 1942, he, Opal, and
Emerson moved to Baltimore, MD. He got a job as a ground test
mechanic at the Glenn L. Martin Airplane Factory. A few months
later, he contracted a rare skin disease that was diagnosed as
“fatal weeping dermatitis”. He spent eleven weeks in the University
Hospital in Baltimore. The cause was thought to be contact with
high octane fuel or the metal used in the airplanes. The only thing
that provided relief was Vaseline, and the nurses kept him covered
with Vaseline to reduce the itching. He was not cured and was sent
home without much hope of living. Opal continued the Vaseline
treatment, and over time he started getting well. Over the next
thirty-four years, he worked as an auto and heavy truck mechanic to
support his family. In 1975, he developed an abscess on one of his
lungs. Again, he was hospitalized, and treatment cured the
abscess. In 1976, he retired and moved to Fairlea, WV. After Opal
died in 1992, he decided he was not going to stay at home and become
a fixture. So he traveled around West Virginia. In 1993, he was
operated on for prostate cancer. Again, he refused to feel sorry
for himself and kept active. He continued to travel the roads in
Greenbrier and neighboring counties – often accompanied by friends.
He loved traveling the back roads of West Virginia and Virginia. He
appreciated the beauty of the mountains and valleys. He shared his
wealth of knowledge about the area, not in a self-important way, but
simply enjoying talking to his friends. Everyone became a friend
and was caught up in the story or was enchanted by his attitude and
smile. He also spent his time visiting yard sales and flea markets,
where he cultivated more friends. Once, he cornered the market on
trays, which he supplied to Gwen’s Kitchen so she could fill them
with food. After the tray supply dried up, he started finding
baskets for people. This earned him the name “the basket man”.
When he died, the trunk of his car was filled with baskets. The
support system of friends he developed allowed him to live a long
and happy life. He moved to Staunton on July 27, 1995, to be with
Emerson , and so he would be close to the hospital where he would
receive radiation treatments. He died about one month later.
Willard gave many people pleasure during the last few years of his
life. He worked to make sure that his relationships with people
were healthy and that he hurt no one. God has a special place for
. b. Nov. 1887; d. 1888A19a; died of diphtheria
. m. Catherine P. Burns; William died of pneumonia.
. Never married.
. m. Katie Elizabeth Fischer.
. b. Feb. 22, 1798, perhaps in Shenandoah Valley, VA; res.
Deitz, WV; m. (1) Oct. 17, 1821 to Polly Rogers, (2) Dec. 6, 1853 to
Susanna Hedrick EagelA18a. The first marriage was
performed by Rev. Joseph Osburn. William II lived the most of his
adult life in the vicinity of Ramsey (formerly Deitz), WV. The old
home place is still owned by his descendants. It is owned by Miss
Maggie Deitz of Ansted, WV and her sisters, Nora Walkup and Marjorie
Steel. All are great granddaughters of William II. William II was
a pioneer in Fayette County and a progressive farmer. His influence
for good is felt today, not only in the area in which he lived, but
throughout the state and in many areas of the U. S. to which
descendants have emigrated. (see "THE BUILDING OF A GREAT DOMAIN”
for further information about William II.)
DEITZ, WILLIAM III . b. Nov. 11,
1826A18a & A18d; m. Malinda Jane McGuffin (1831 – 1915); d.
DEITZ, WILLIAM ADDISON . res. Hico, WV;
m. Ruth Tully; d. 11/17/1975; bur. Highland Mem. Park. William A.
Deitz was a teacher, and school principal. He was also a surveyor
and worked for a while in the office of a coal company. William
(Bill) was the type of man any community would like to claim as its
. b. 1854; m. (1) Rebecca McKnight (2) Rebecca McClung.
WILLIAM GILMER, JR.
. b. Sept. 12, 1927 at Meadow Bluff, WV; m. Aug. 22, 1949 to Patricia Rosalie
Callison. The family home where William Gilmer lived until moving
to Florida was historically significant in the Civil War. It was
occupied on different occasions by both Northern and Southern
forces, and at one time was used as a hospital. While living there,
William attended local schools and graduated from Concord College.
He taught school in Greenbrier Co. He, with his wife and two sons,
William Lee and John Michael, moved to Titusville, FL in 1963, where
he has been active in Community affairs. He has served as juvenile
counselor for Brevard County and is now (1974) serving as a juvenile
court Administrator for the 18th Judicial Circuit.
WILLIAM HARRISON, MD
[113l]. b. Oct. 1858. Never married; medical doctor; d. May 27,
1892. The following excerpt is taken from some papers of Tip
Comer's mother. She had kept these papers for thirty-two years, She
is now dead (1934) and the copy is in the possession of her son, Tip
Comer, who married Della Deitz  the daughter of Charles
Wesley Deitz, .
Doctor's phenomenal popularity was forcibly demonstrated by the
immense throng of people who attended the burial, it being much the
largest congregation ever assembled on a similar occasion in Fayette
County. His bereaved mother, sisters and brother, to whom this
feeble tribute is dedicated by his friends and theirs, have the
sympathy of thousands of mourners." (Copied Aug. 8, 1934--Editor).
. b. Oct. 4, 1841 in Greenbrier County, WV; m. Emma
Crane; d. Jan. 28,.1913. William Henry Deitz had a farm, coal mine,
timber land, a saw mill and a general store. He knew legal matters
and served as a “small town" lawyer in his community.
DEITZ, WILLIAM HOWARD
. b. April 20, 1914 at Richwood, WV; m. June 4, 1938 to Elizabeth McClain Murray.
. b. August 30, 1955 at Richwood, WV. William Lee Deitz is a student (1974) at the
Univ. of Fla. at Gainesville. He is completing his first year
there. At the present time, he is taking courses in the field of
pre-veterinary science. He lived in WV at Meadow Bluff until 1963,
when the family moved to Titusville. He attended schools at Meadow
Bridge, WV and Titusville, FL before entering the University of
DEITZ, WILLIAM MACKNIGHT . m. (1) Della
Jane Hawver, (2) Elizabeth Smith.
DEITZ, WILLIAM McKINLEY .
. b. Aug. 23, 1912 at Mt. Lookout, WV; m. May 18, 1935 to Sophia Hannah O'Dell; d. Dec. 31,
1967; bur. Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Mt. Lookout, WV. Randolph was
a farmer on the old Deitz homestead (4th generation). They were:
Son, Randolph Deitz; Father, Joseph Wallace Deitz, Grandfather,
James William Deitz; Great Grandfather, John Deitz. Family of
Randolph and Sophia Deitz were: 1 son (died at birth), twin
daughters, Mary Ann and Rachael Ann, born Jan. 1938
(died in infancy), and Nancy Hannah Deitz.
. b. Aug..27, 1902; m. Lillie Bivens. One child, William
Gilmer Deitz, Jr.
ANN [S1C561]. b. Jan. 5, 1937; m. July 24, 1955 to Owen Osburn Deitz, Jr.
. b. Feb. 10, 1913 at Mt. Lookout, WV; m. June 1,
1939 to Alice Elizabeth Stemple; d. August 22, 1990D6.
Albert Dietz was the seventh of eight children born to Mr. & Mrs. F.
L. Dietz. Known to his family and native friends as "Ab," he
enjoyed and profited by the attention of older brothers and
sisters. As a young child, "Ab" was sickly looking, fair of skin
and towheaded. At the age of five, he began to receive permanent
assignments of farm chores, which were his responsibility. Early in
life, he gained the reputation of being lazy, which made it
necessary for him to achieve beyond reasonable expectations in order
to erase the stigma of laziness. At the age of twelve, Ab was
baptised on Nov. 19, 1925 in Collison Creek at the Baptizing Hole
near the Curtain Log Camp. Reverend Walker officiated. Having
fulfilled all the requirements, he joined Mt. Pleasant Baptist
Church. Throughout his youth, he was active in church affairs.
Albert completed his elementary school education in 1927 and
graduated from Nicholas Co. High School, Summersville, WV in 1931.
Through the generosity of W. W. Trent, Pres. of Broaddus College,
Philippi, WV, a work scholarship was made available to Albert so he
could earn all his college expenses at Broaddus. There was no money
in 1931. He completed two years at Broaddus and transferred to
Marshall College in Sept. 1933. In June 1935, Albert received the
Degree of B. S. in Education from Marshall College, Huntington, WV,
with a teaching field in physical sciences and mathematics. After
teaching four years at Nicholas Co. High School, Albert married the
high school librarian, Alice Elizabeth Stemple. He then quit
teaching, borrowed $500.00 and returned to school to engage in
graduate studies. After one calendar year at WVU, he accepted a
position as Chemist with the Electrometallurgical Co. of Alloy, WV.
His first son was born May 29, 1942; and on Nov. 1 of that year,
Albert accepted a position as Research Chemist with Standard
Ultramarine Co., Huntington, WV and moved there. Three years later
(1945) he enrolled at the Ohio State Univ. to continue graduate
studies and was awarded a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Dec. 1948. At that
time, he and his family returned to Huntington and to Standard
Ultramarine Co., which had given him a leave of absence with $200
per month allowance during the completion of his graduate studies.
To that point, his employment had consisted of one summer with
Wilderness Lumber Co. as lumberjack, four years as teacher and two
years as a chemist with Electrometallurgical Co. During his thirteen
years at Standard Ultramarine, he advanced to Assistant General
Manager of the Plant. In 1955, he accepted a position with American
Cyanamid, Piney River, VA as research chemist. In 1959, he was
transferred to Bound Brook, NJ as Assistant Director of Technical
Services for the Pigments Division. In 1958 he was named Director
of Technical Services for American Cyanamid Pigments Division.
Dietz grew up in a rural atmosphere and knew its value for a growing
family. With this in mind, he moved from the NY-NJ city
environment to Wadsworth, OH where he accepted a
position as Senior Research Chemist with Pittsburgh Plate Glass in
Barberton, Ohio. He presently (1974) resides at this place. All his
children, except Steven (14 yrs. of age) have graduated from
college. During a severe cut-back in research effort and the
closing of the Ti02 facility at Natrium, WV, Dr. Dietz was forced to
take early retirement on July 1, 1971. On June 1, 1972, he accepted
a position as Director of Research and Development with Jones
Chemical Co., Caledonia, N. Y. During his career, Dr. Dietz was
elected to membership of the following organizations: New York
Academy of Science, American Chemical Society, American Association
of Advancement of Science, American Society for Chemical Engineers,
Northern Nut Growers Association, Ohio Nut Growers Association. He
is a member in the Scientific Honorary Societies Sigma Xi, and Phi
Lambda Upsilon, which were awarded by the Ohio State Univ. Dr.
Dietz has 21 patents; foreign and domestic, listing him as inventor
or co-inventor. He has been listed in the publications American Men
of Science since 1955. Since 1949, Dr. Dietz has pursued with
vigor, diligence and persistence a personal project to develop a
blight resistant American Chestnut. The project has attracted the
attention of educational and research institutions, state and
national forestry agencies, and private groups interested in forest
tree diseases and genetic studies. Thousands of native American
Chestnut seeds have been planted by him and grown into trees. The
project is a long-range effort and the breadth of the research is
increasing to develop answers to many aspects of the problem. It is
a demanding hobby but he shows no signs of diminishing his effort.
Dr. Dietz was elected to Cabell Co. (WV) School Board on a
non-partisan ballot in 1950. He served as a member of that board
until he moved to Lynchburg, VA in late 1955.
DIETZ, ALLAN STEMPLE
. b. March 11, 1950 at Huntington, WV. Allan's early
years were spent with his parents in Huntington, WV,
Lynchburg, VA, Westfield, NJ, and Wadsworth, OH. He
graduated from high school in June 1968 and got his B. S. in
Bacteriology at U. of R. I. Allan enrolled in a Masters of Science
Program in Marine Microbiology at Simon Fraser Univ. in Burnsaby,
DIETZ, ANDREA HUNTER
. b. April 15, 1978 at Georgetown, TX. Andrea is a native
Texan, born while her parents were completing advanced degrees at
Texas A&M. She moved with her family to Virginia when she was five,
spending one year in Charlottesville and twelve in Roanoke. After
graduating with a 4.2 GPA from Patrick Henry High School, Roanoke
City School, and the Roanoke Valley Governor’s School in 1996, she
entered the University of Virginia. She became a Wahoo alumnus in
May 2000, graduating with honors with a BS in Architecture. She is
currently volunteering a year as an AmeriCORPS VISTA with Design
Corps in Gettysburg, PA. She is designing houses for migrant
farm workers and promoting the extension of architecture to the low
income populace. Other notable activities include 5 years of
participation with Appalachia Service Project, building and
repairing homes for the less fortunate. Her recreational interests
include the visual arts and horseback riding, specifically dressage.
DIETZ, BARBARA JANE
. b. July 1, 1962 at Pittsburgh, PA; adopted; m. Matthew E.
Jennelle September 2, 2006.
[1C5611]. Son of Owen Osburn Dietz, Jr.
DIETZ, DAVID NATHAN . b. May 29, 1942 at
Charleston, WV; m. Dec. 23, 1971
to Linda Joyce Scarbro. David Nathan Deitz was the first child born
to Albert and Alice Dietz. Throughout his school career, David's
aims were high, if not always attainable. After graduating from
high school, he attended Bullis Preparatory School, prior to
entering the United States Naval Academy. At the end of three
semesters at the Academy, he accepted a position with a firm in
Lynchburg, VA. In the years following, he attended Georgia Tech,
the Ohio State University, and the Univ. of Tenn. He graduated from
the Univ. of Tenn. in March 1973 with a Degree in Industrial
Engineering. David began to test the job market when a junior in
high school, driving a delivery truck for a liquor store after
school and on week-ends. In the years following, his jobs included:
draftsman for Wiley and Wilson in Lynchburg, Va.; service station
attendant; highway planning, draftsman for Fulton-Sylphon Division
of Robert Shaw Control; commercial construction; air line baggage
service; owner and operator of a service station; and pipeline
construction. After graduation from the Univ. of Tenn., he accepted
employment with Chicago Bridge and Iron Company and is now (1974)
employed as Safety Engineer for Hallsdale-Powell Utility District of
. b. Sept. 3, 1942 at Summersville, WV.
DIETZ, ELIZABETH ANNE . b. May
11, 1964 at Wilmington, DE; d. April 20, 2005 in Houston, TXD21;
interred Gracelawn Memorial Park, Wilmington, DE. Elizabeth was
awarded a PhD in English from the University of Iowa in May, 2000;
having earlier received a BA at the University of Delaware and an
MFA in creative writing from the University of Iowa. She received a
tenure-track appointment at Rice University in 2002. Following her
death, both the University of Iowa and Rice University created
memorial funds in her honor; and these are being used to help
promising young faculty. Elizabeth died of cancer. It first
developed as lymphoma in 1992. After several years of apparent
remission, it reappeared. Esophageal cancer then developed as a
secondary manifestation, ultimately fatal.
ELLA JEWEL .
DIETZ, ERNA WELLS [1C5A]. b. July 29, 1894 at
Rupert, WV; m. October 2, 1932 to Rev. John
DIETZ, FLORENCE RUTH
. b. March 30, 1909 at Mt. Lookout, WV; m. Homer Harold
Caldwell, Sr.; d. Nov. 2, 1996D19. Florence was
postmaster for many years at Lookout, WV.D16
DIETZ, FRANZA LEONADUS
. b. March 11, 1878 at Hominy Falls, WV; res. Mt.
Lookout, WV; m. March 31, 1901 to Lottie Virginia Thomas; d.
June 9, 1963L5; bur. Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church
Cemetery, Mt. Lookout, WV. Franza lived most of his 85 years in the
community of Mt. Lookout, WV. He was well learned for the
opportunities of his time and was wise beyond his learning. He was
a tireless worker. He was devoted to his family and to his
community. He was conscious of the needs of his environment. He
wanted the best for his family and for his community. He labored
tirelessly to bring to pass his dreams to the maximum as long as the
fulfillment of these dreams came through honesty and integrity. He
was tolerant but did not compromise with that which he believed
wrong or improper. He made decisions and proceeded to implement
them fearlessly and with determination. People in need had his
sympathy and help in a positive way. Franza was a progressive
farmer, a co-owner and operator of a thrashing machine and grist
mill. He was a tanner for a few years. To further supplement the
family income and thus raise their standard of living, Franza worked
for several years as a foreman in the timber land for the Curtin
Lumber Co. and the Wilderness Lumber Co. He was a loyal member of
the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, where he served as Deacon, Sunday
School Superintendent and Sunday School Teacher. He had a faith in
a Divine Being which was unsurpassed by most people. He served
several terms as Trustee of the New Milton Elementary School. In
this capacity he influenced the selection of top quality teachers,
thus promoting the quality of education for his community.
(Note: Several of Franza’s children decided to revert to the
original spelling – “Dietz” – during Franza’s lifetime. The
spelling on Franza’s tombstone is “Dietz” and is used in this
compilation. Some of Franza’s children chose to retain the “Deitz”
spelling, and this compilation respects their choice.)
. b. Feb. 15, 1902; m. March 24, 1920 to William Emmit
Legg; d. 1980L5. Hattie Dietz was the oldest of eight
children. She recalled her happy childhood days as she played on
her father's farm with her brothers and sisters, challenging each
other to climb the tallest trees in summer and sleigh down the
steepest snow-covered hill in winter. Early in her life, Hattie's
mother taught her to do the work of a homemaker. This she learned
well and at a very early age could assume the responsibilities of
the home as efficiently as many much older than she. As Hattie grew
to adulthood, she felt keenly a desire to give her life to the
betterment of mankind. This she did by becoming actively involved
in Church and community life. Her leadership was felt as she worked
with the youth of the Mt. Lookout community. Her dedication to her
calling reached beyond the local community. Part of her adult years
was spent in Florida where she helped care for her aged mother.
DIETZ, JAMES ALLAN . b. Nov. 4, 1960 at
Spencer, WV; adopted;
m. Sept. 1985, 1959 at Morgantown, WV to Marsha Kay Paris. They
have two children; Justin Alexander and Joshua Ryan.
. b. Feb. 19, 1955 at Cheverly, MD. From an early age, Jim showed an
interest in electronics. After graduating from Duval High School in
Lanham Md., he attended the Univ. of Md. to study Electronic
DIETZ, JAMES OSBURN ALDERSON
[1C5]. b. Oct. 4, 1847 at Rupert, WV; res. Greenbrier County; m.
1874 to Mary Elizabeth McClung. He was a son of James Dietz.
DIETZ, JAMES REGINALD
. b. Nov. 15, 1929 near Hico, WV; m. Dec. 21, 1958 at Morgantown, WV to
Billie Jewell Kast. Reginald Dietz was raised on a small farm near
Hico, WV and attended Winona Elementary School where his father was
principal. Reg then attended Nuttall High School in Lookout, WV,
where he was Class President for four years, captain of the
basketball team, all-conference basketball team for two years and
Salutatorian of his graduating class in 1947. Following receipt of
a Board of Governor's Scholarship, he entered WVU in the fall of
1947. At WVU, Reg Dietz majored in Chemical Engineering and
graduated with high honors in 1952 with a B. S. in Chemical
Engineering. During this time he was a dishwasher for 3 ½ years at
Terrace Hall. Later he received an M. S. (1954) and Ph..D. (1956)
in Ch.E. from WVU. While a student, he was a member of Tau Beta Pi,
Sphinx and Mountain, ranking men's honoraries. During his graduate
work, Reg was a recipient of the Weirton Steel Fellowship. In 1956,
Reg Dietz was employed by the Great Lakes Steel Division of National
Steel Corporation near Detroit, MI. In 1959, he was transferred to
National Steel’s newly formed Research and Development Dept. in
Weirton, WV. He advanced through various positions and was named
Vice President of R&D in 1978. After 30 years of service to
National Steel Corp., he retired in 1986. Reg Dietz was active in
his community, serving as a board member and president of the
Weirton Junior Achievement and also of the Weirton Christian
Center. He was council member and president of the Ft. Steuben Area
Council, Boy Scouts of America, and was a recipient of the Silver
Beaver Award. Reg was also involved over the years with WVU
activities, serving as president of the WVU Alumni Association,
chair and member of the WVU Board of Advisors, board member of the
WVU Foundation, first president of the WVU ChE Academy and
recipient of the Order of Vandalia recognition, WVU’s highest
recognition for service to the University. Reg is a member of the
Weirton Heights Memorial Baptist Church, where he has served as a
deacon and has been a Sunday School teacher. He and his wife,
Billie, have three children – Allan, Jane and John, and three
grandchildren – Justin Dietz, Joshua Dietz, and Ella Jewel Dietz.
. b. Nov. 23, 1903 at Mt. Lookout, WV; m. Nov. 25, 1928
to Balmy Jane Halstead; d. April 16, 1992D14, D15. James
Ruckman Dietz is the second child of Franza Leonadus and Lottie
Thomas Dietz. He was educated in the elementary and high schools of
Nicholas Co. and graduated (cum Laude) from Glenville State College
with a B. S. Degree in Elementary Education. He did graduate work
at George Washington Univ., Washington, DC and at Maryland Univ.,
College Park, MD. He attended the Maryland University Seminar for
the preparation of a new mathematics course for Junior High Schools
(1957-1969). He began his teaching in a one-room school at Enon,
WV. He taught eight years in Public Elementary Schools, twenty-two
years as a Teaching Principal of an Elementary School and sixteen
years as Teacher of Mathematics in Junior High Schools in Prince
George's County, MD. He retired after forty-six years in the field
of education. In addition to the above mentioned educational
endeavors, he taught summer schools, evening classes for adults (new
mathematics), lectured on new math to Navy personnel and their
families in Washington, DC. Other summer work was in lumber camps,
highway maintenance, railroad and highway construction. James R.
was a leader in 4-H club work; member of Fayette County 4-H Leaders
Association; Pres. Prince George's Association of Mathematics
Teachers; member and President of Lions International; member
Masons--Baptist Church,--was S. S. teacher and
Superintendent--member of Church Board of Trustees. James R. Dietz
received three awards from Washington (D.C.) Academy of Science as
an outstanding teacher of mathematics--recipient of Freedom's
Foundation of Valley Forge Teachers medal and Citation--life member
of Md. Congress of PTA and last, but not least, he is your DIETZ
DIETZ, JEAN KATHLEEN
[1C564]. b. April 19, 1929 in Washington, DC; m. March 24, 1951 to Warren Harding
Moss. Jean Dietz was born in Washington, DC, where her father was
pastor of a Baptist church. When she was eight years old, her
father accepted a call from the First Baptist Church in Morgantown,
WV, and she moved to Morgantown with her family. Love of learning
has characterized her life. She enthusiastically studied philosophy
as an undergraduate at West Virginia University, graduating in
1951. By the mid-1960’s, with the encouragement of her husband and
two children, she returned to school and completed a Ph. D. in
history at WVU. Eventually, she secured a teaching position at WVU,
becoming a full professor there in 1980. Her major interest has
been in the Renaissance, especially the history of science and
religion. She traveled to England and Italy to gather materials for
her writings. In 1981, she published some articles and a book
describing an odd Reformation group active in Holland and England in
the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, Godded with
God, Hendrik Niclaes and his Family of Love. In
1981, Dr. Moss accepted a position as a professor at the Catholic
University of America in Washington, DC. During her teaching there,
she became quite interested in the case of Galileo and of others who
argued for and against the Copernican system. More articles and
another book came out of that interest; Novelties in the
Heavens, Rhetoric and Science in the Copernican Controversy.
Since her retirement in 1999, she has continued to study and to
write. She currently lives in the Washington suburbs but spends
summer and early fall in Castine, Maine, a place her children and
grandchildren love to visit almost as much as she does. Two
children: Alyce Kathleen Moss Cooper and Erich Dietz Moss.
DIETZ, JOHN QUINCY [1C58]. b. Nov. 14, 1890 at
Rupert, WV; m. Nov. 9, 1949 to Wilkie Reynolds
DIETZ, JOHN ROBERT
. b. March 30, 1964 at Wheeling, WV; adopted;
m. October 26, 1996 at
Woodsfield, OH to Allison Kay Turner. One child; Ella
. b. Dec. 17, 1934 at E. Rainelle, WV; m. May 26, 1962 to Carol Anne
Smith. John Dietz attended elementary school at Winona, WV; and
Nuttall High School at Lookout, WV. He graduated from high school
in 1952. He was awarded a Board of Governor's scholarship to WVU,
which he attended from 1952-1956. He graduated with honors,
receiving the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Chemical
Engineering. He was awarded a Research Fellowship and admitted to
graduate studies at Cornell University. In 1960, he was awarded the
Degree of Doctor of Philosophy by that Institution. He accepted
employment with E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. as a Research
Engineer at the Experimental Station near Wilmington, Delaware.
John was listed as inventor on four U. S. Patents obtained by
DuPont. In 1966, he was named Research Supervisor and in February,
1973, he was transferred to DuPont's Chestnut Run Laboratory as a
Development Supervisor. In November 1973, he was transferred to Du
Pont's Cleveland Plant and named Technical Superintendent. John
married Carol Anne Smith in Wilmington, Delaware on May 26, 1962.
They have three children: Laura Halstead, Elizabeth Anne, and
Rebecca Lynn. John's hobby is gardening, especially flowers and
. b. Jan. 1, 1911 at Mt. Lookout, WV; m. Jan. 3, 1942 to
Thelma McClung; d. March 17, 1995D17. After graduating
from high school, Joseph Herbert Dietz attended and graduated from
the W. Va. Institute of Technology with a B. S. in Industrial
Arts. He earned his Master's Degree from Penn State University. He
taught in the public schools of WV, Pennsylvania and Maryland (in the suburbs of
Washington, DC). He married Thelma McClung in 1942, and they have
three children: Sally Ann, Joseph Roger, and James Herbert. He
retired after 35 years; he and his wife then moved to “Lofty
Meadows”, a modern home which Herb designed and built on the farm
where Thel grew up. This is a paradise of rolling hills and fertile
valleys, a haven of rest for a retiree. Herb was a US Army Veteran
of WW II and a member of the Summersville Baptist Church.
DIETZ, JOSEPH ROGER
. b. Jan. 5, 1946 at Bellefonte, PA. Joe graduated from N. C. State University
in January, 1969 with a B. S. in Forest Management. From Feb. 1969
to 1971, he was a 1st Lt. in U. S. Army Corp of Engineers in
Colorado. He spent one year in Vietnam as a Platoon Leader. From
June 1968 (excluding military service), Joe has worked in forestry
for the state of Kentucky. Joe is now retired. In his Military
Service, Joe received a Bronze Star for meritorious achievement in
ground operations against a hostile force.
DIETZ, JOSHUA RYAN . b. April 7, 1994 at
Richmond, VA; res. 7805 Meherrin Rd., Richmond, VA 23229.
. b. May 30, 1980 at Georgetown, TX. Joshua is a third
year student at the College of William and Mary.
DIETZ, JUSTIN ALEXANDER . b. March 30,
1992 at Richmond, VA.
[1C5612]. Daughter of Owen Osburn Dietz, Jr.
DIETZ, KY WILLIAM . b. March 13, 1992 at
DIETZ, LAURA HALSTEAD
. b. March 25, 1963 at Wilmington, Delaware; m. Francis
Andrew Richard on October 9, 2004 in Corolla, NC. Laura maintains
computer networks for Parexel, a pharmaceutical testing company.
DIETZ, MARGARET JOANN . b. June 9, 1934 at
Roanoke, WV; m. Jack Kalmar.
DIETZ, MARTHA . b.. Aug. 6, 1952 at
Huntington, WV; m. Nov. 25,
1972 to John David Plunkett. Martha will graduate in March of 1974
from Kent State Univ. in Kent, Ohio with a Degree in Elementary
b. Oct. 5, 1888; d. July 11, 1890.
. b. March 13, 1918 at Mt. Lookout, WV; m. Dec.
29, 1940 to Roy Lee Gunnoe; d. February 15, 1998 in Port Ritchie, FLD2.
Opal cared for her parents after they moved from the farm in
Nicholas County. Opal and her husband Roy were helpful to other
relatives as well. Both Virginia Ann Caldwell and James Reginald
Dietz stayed with the Gunnoes while they were working in the
OWEN OSBURN, Sr.
[1C56]. b. Aug 13, 1884; m. to Kathleen Hillsman Parrish. Owen
Osburn Dietz was a Baptist Minister. He served many years as Pastor
of the Brookland Baptist Church in Washington, DC. He also was
Pastor of the Baptist Church in Morgantown, WV. Owen was very
interested in the history of the Dietz family and was a
contributor to this history. We owe him many thanks for the
valuable data he has given us.
OWEN OSBURN, Jr.
[1C561]. b. May 22, 1918;
m. July 24, 1955 to Jo Ann Dickel. He was a hotel and motel office
manager and radio announcer.
DIETZ, PAMELA ROSE
[1C5621]. b. Aug. 19, 1953 in Florida; m. Dec. 8, 1973 to Mark Stephen Fisher. No children.
[1C5613]. Son of Owen Osburn Dietz, Jr.
[1B]. b. 1817, m. John Wilson Hannah. Two children.
DIETZ, REBECCA LYNN . b. July 19, 1965
at Wilmington, DE; Rebecca received an MFA from the University of
Delaware in photography in 2005, having earlier received a BA from
the same institution. Since August, 2006, she has taught
photographic art at San Antonio College, San Antonio, TX.
DIETZ, REBECCA STEWART . b. Feb. 26, 1983
at Georgetown, TX. Rebecca is a high school senior with hopes of
becoming a veterinarian.
. b. Nov. 12, 1943 at Huntington, WV; m. August 16, 1975 at Aurora, WV to Charlotte
Stewart Detch. As a child, Richard lived in Huntington, WV, in
Columbus, OH, in Lynchburg, VA, and in Westfield, NJ where he
graduated from high school. He attended Wake Forest University,
earning a degree in biology. He enlisted in the US Navy and entered
Officer Candidate School in Newport, RI. He was commissioned Ensign
in 1966 and was stationed in San Diego, Ca for two years. He
traveled widely in the Pacific naval theatre. He completed one tour
of duty in Vietnam (1968-69) and loved the country and its people.
He completed active military duty in 1969, but remained in the Naval
Reserves, mostly with units affiliated with the Office of Naval
Research, until 1991, retiring at the rank of Commander (O-5).
After completing active duty, he traveled throughout the US for
several months, settled in Tampa FL and assumed a position with
Borden Co. In the fall of 1970, he left Borden and enrolled at the
University of South Florida, Department of Marine Science, and
earned an MS degree with an emphasis in ichthyology. In the summer
of 1975, he married Charlotte S. Detch in Aurora, WV in the church
that his maternal grandfather and great-grandfather had helped
build. They lived in Roanoke for a year, where Charlotte was in a
veterinary practice. In August, 1976, they, along with two German
shepherds and two horses, moved to Bryan, TX, where Richard enrolled
at Texas A&M in the doctoral program of the Department of Wildlife
and Fisheries Science. Six years later, PhD in hand, and with
Charlotte’s MS (veterinary microbiology) degree in hand, and with
two small children and a baby in their arms, along with the two
German shepherds, the two horses, and a cat in tow, they left Texas
and moved to Charlottesville, VA, and then on to Roanoke where they
purchased a veterinary practice. They both worked at the practice
(Richard as manager/administrator), always making certain that one
parent was available for the children. When the youngest was in the
third grade (1992), Richard took a position with American Electric
Power (AEP) Company in Roanoke, as an environmental specialist. He
is presently the Virginia Region Environmental Coordinator with
AEP. In 1999, they moved to a small farm (44 acres) in nearby
Troutville, this time accompanied by two (different) dogs, three
horses, three cats, and with only the youngest child. Richard’s
favorite activities have always involved the outdoors; he enjoys
camping and individual sports (personal challenges). As a younger
man, he was a certified SCUBA diver; today, he either swims (one
mile minimum) or runs (4-5 miles minimum) four or five days a week.
They attend a United Methodist Church in Roanoke; the church has
been an integral part of their married lives. God has blessed them
graciously. To Him belongs the Glory, and they are grateful.
DIETZ, SALLY ANN
. b. March 2, 1944 at Wilmington, NC. Sally graduated with a BS
Degree in Mathematics from Allegheny College, Meadeville, PA. She
is chairman of the Mathematics Department in the High School where
she teaches. She is also an outstanding coach of girls basketball.N1
DIETZ, STEVEN SAGE . b.
Dec. 30, 1959 at Plainfield, NJ.
. b. Nov. 10, 1947 at Columbus, OH; m. Aug. 10, 1968 to Jared Beekley Miller.
Susan Dietz was born in Columbus, Ohio to Albert and Alice Dietz.
After a short time the Dietz family moved to Huntington, WV where
they lived for 8 years. Susan attended the Laboratory School of
Marshall Univ. at Huntington. While in grade school, she and her
family lived in Lynchburg, VA for several years, then moved to
Westfield, NJ where she attended Jr. High School. A short
time later, the family moved to Wadsworth, Ohio where Susan
graduated from high school in 1965. She entered an Ohio College,
Otterbein, for the continuation of her education. In college, she
concentrated on the study of foreign languages, specifically
French. She spent her Junior Year in France (1967-68) and witnessed
the May Revolution of the French Students and workers. She married
Jared Beekley Miller, a classmate at Otterbein the summer of 1968.
Susan completed her college education at the University of Toledo,
where her husband was a law student, in 1969 with a B. A. in
French. The following fall the Air Force called Jared and they went
to Clinton-Sherman AFB in Okla. There they spent 9 months and then
were transferred to Fairchild AFB in Spokane, WA. At Spokane, Susan
enrolled at Eastern Washington State College and took courses in
education. She was offered a Scholarship by the French Dept. to
work on her Masters and teach as a graduate assistant. At the end
of the 4 quarters, she received a Masters in Foreign Language
(1972). She then took a job as Assistant Librarian at the Spokane
Public Library where she is now (1974) working. Susan finds
enjoyment in the discovery of the Northwest and its natural beauty.
She and her husband enjoy camping, backpacking and hiking in the
area around them. At home, Susan relaxes with her piano, and is
hoping by future study to improve her abilities in music.
. b. Feb. 17, 1963 at Cleveland, OH; m. March 23, 1991 at Denver, CO to Linda Ives.
. b. July 11, 1931 at Pool, WV; m. June 22, 1956 to Helen Donna Downin.
First of all, David would like his descendants to know that he is a
Christian, active in church work--has served as S. S.
Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent--worked with young
people for eight years as youth president--taught boys' S. S.
Class for several years--held Services in Stark County Detention
Home for juveniles for about four years. He worked at the carpenter
trade for four and one-half years--worked as a welder in steel
fabrication for 13 years. He is at present (1974) in charge of
fabrication at Canton Stoker, Canton, Ohio.
. b. Nov. 23, 1906 at Mt. Lookout, WV; m. Hallie Marsh; d.
May 21, 1976 at Summersville, WVD7, D8. Henry had
retired from Union Carbide’s Electrometallurgical Company of Alloy,
WV but continued to operate the Dietz Laundromat at Summersville.
He was a member of the Baptist Church and had served as BYF
Counselor at the Church for several years prior to his retirement.
DIETZ, WILLIAM MARSH . b. Nov. 11, 1932
at Roanoke, WV; m. (1) Mary Lou Blake, (2) Nora Lee Rhode; d. April
[1C562]. b. Oct. 16, 1919 at Richmond, VA; m. March 17, 1951 to Norma Mae Waddell.
William is the owner of Dietz Finance Corporation, Cavalier
Finance Corporation, President of Building Supply Co., Inc. and
Sec.-Treas. of City Savings and Loan Association located in Hartford
County, Md. William P. Dietz served as President of the County
Commissioners of Hartford County, having been elected in 1970. He
also served two terms on the City Council in Havre de Grace. Mr.
Deitz is a 32 Degree Mason and has been active on many Boards, both
fraternal and civic.
DIETZ, WILLIAM PARRISH II
[1C5622]. b. Oct. 24, 1957 at Havre de Grace, MD.
DONALDSON, LUCILLE [S162122]. b. Feb. 22, 1905 at
Cornstalk, WV; m. Oct. 28,
1925 to Sterling Hanson.
DOWNIN, HELEN DONNA
[S175333]. b. June 28, 1913 at Canton, OH; m. William David Dietz. First all,
Helen Donna is glad to be a part of the Dietz Clan. She worked as
a banker before marriage and two years after marriage. She has
been active in church work as teacher, missionary treasurer, church
treasurer and is at present (1974) Sunday School Treasurer of
Robertsville Wesleyan Church, Robertsville, OH. She loves to bake.
She bakes all her breads, cookies, cakes, cans her homegrown
vegetables and fruits, and is very active as a parent in public
DUDA, SANDRA [S173422]. b. May 22, 1941 at
Pittsburgh, PA; m.
October 10, 1944 to Joseph Hobson Sledd, Jr.
[S11]. m. William Deitz, II
ELLIS, VIRGINIA [S173]. m. Nov. 2, 1865 to Joseph
Dickinson Deitz; d. 1940.
[S182114]. b. Feb. 10, 1947 at Charleston, WV; m. March 28, 1970 to Ray Ervin King, who is
an elementary school teacher--Roane Co. Schools (Grandeville);
originally from St. Albans, WV.
[S1757]. b. April 29, 1901 in Fayette Co., WV; m. June 5, 1921 to Dewey Earl
EVANS, ELKANA [S174]. b. April 20,
1812 in Greenbrier Co.; m. Minerva Catharine Deitz; d. May 1894;
bur. Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
. b. Aug, 11, 1875 at Mt. Lookout, WV; res. Mt. Lookout
WV; m. March 1, 1925 to Mrs. Icie Halstead McClung, widow of Buster
McClung; d. March 1951; bur. Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Mt.
. b. Sept. 7, 1877; res. Mt. Lookout, WV; m. April 4, 1910
to Mae McClung. Woodson Evan’s mother was Minerva Catharine
Deitz. He was a farmer.
RUTH HASELTINE [S175]. b. August 8, 1855 at Mt.
Lookout, WV; res. Mt. Lookout, WV; m. June 24, 1873 to George
Wilson Deitz; bur. Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
FARRAR, EDGAR HATCHER
[S16226]. b. Sept. 4, 1909 at Hinton, WV; m. Aug. 1, 1931 to Lillian Virginia
FISHER, ELIZABETH KATIE
[S1833]. m. William Deitz .
FISHER, MARK STEPHEN
[S1C5621]. b. Dec 8, 1951; m. Dec. 8, 1973 to Pamela Rose Deitz.
FULLEN, LORENE ANDREA
[S183. b. June 12, 187l; m. Sept. 10, 1907 to Edward Theodore
Deitz; d. Jan. 30., 1955; bur. Riverview Cemetery, Ronceverte, WV.
Lorene Andrea Fullen was a teacher. She taught music for 63 years,
kept an eleven-room house and took care of her family. She attended
public schools, studied under a private teacher, took the teachers'
examination and was granted a Certificate to teach in WV. She sang
in the church choir for 60 years. She was a member of the Methodist
[S17341]. b. Feb. 14, 1904 at Elmira, WV; m. May 30, 1930 to Granville Albert
Deitz. Maysel was born in Braxton County and the Post office was
Elmira, named for her Aunt Elmira Gibson. Her father owned the
Post office building and was Postmaster for several years. After
completing eighth grade, Maysel went to Glenville, WV where she
finished high school and standard normal. She taught in the
Elementary Schools in the state and pursued her education until she
received her BS Degree from Morris Harvey College. During this time
she was a wife, mother, housekeeper and teacher. Maysel's career was
teaching and she completed thirty three years, plus six years
of substituting. Her hobbies were handicraft, sewing, raising
flowers and travel. She finds fulfillment with her family and her
Methodist Church work, and feels it an honor to be part of the Deitz
[S11424]. b. May 5, 1900 at Springdale, WV; m. Aug. 23, 1925 to
Raymond Deitz. No children
. b. Aug. 20, 1942 at Quinwood, WV; m.. Sept. 22 to Charles Gerald (Jerry) Baker.
Carolyn grew up in Quinwood, WV and graduated in 1960 from Chrichton
High School in Quinwood. In 1962, she met and married Jerry
Baker. They have since spent most of their married lives working as
houseparents in child care agencies in Florida, including Florida
Baptist Children’s Home, Miami; Catholic Social Services, Lakeland;
Youth Opportunities Unlimited, Lakeland; and Florida Baptist
Children's Home, Lakeland. They are presently employed at Hocierda
Girls Ranch, Melbourne.
GOHEEN, JOHN LEO
[S17344]. b. March 28, 1903; res. Quinwood, WV; m. Jan. 26, 1933
to Irene Deitz.
PATRICIA LOUISE . b. July 28, 1935;
m. Sept. 21,
1956 to George Raymond Baker.
[S173463]. b. Aug. 11, 1942 at Charleston, WV; m. June 8, 1968 to Linda Kaye
ADA [S1122]. m. April 30, 1885 to
William Newton Cavendish; d. Oct. 1920.
[S111]. m. Addison Deitz.
GUNNOE, ROY LEE
[S17538]. b. June 20, 1909 at Marmet, WV; m. Dec. 29, 1940 to
Opal Dietz; d. August 6, 2006D11. Veteran of World War
II. Restaurants--owner, operator, manager.
[S111131]. b. Sept. 16, 1916 at Madison, WV; res. 422 Park St.,
Oakhill, WV; m. Dec. 13, 1937 to Ethel Geraldine Kessler.
HALSTEAD, BALMY JANE
[S17532]. b. May 28, 1909 at Mt. Lookout, WVD13;
m. Nov. 25, 1928 to James Ruckman Dietz; d. June 2, 1999D12.
Balmy Jane's early education was in the Nicholas County schools.
She attended Charleston Commercial College in Charleston, WV. In
1928, she married James R. Dietz and spent the next several years
caring for her home and rearing her family. After her two sons
were well along with their college education, she and her husband moved to Hyattsville,
Md. (Prince George's Co., a suburb of Washington, D. C.). There she
worked fifteen years as school secretary for Prince George's County
Board of Education. She was an active member of the Baptist Church;
a Sunday School Teacher, an active member of women's work of the
church, a member of the Order of Eastern Star and a member of the
Lookout, WV Garden Club.
HALSTEAD, EFFIE C. [S17112]. b. Mt. Lookout,
WV; m. (1) Oct. 15, 1900 to Marion Edward McClung, (2) John
HALSTEAD, ICIE [S1741]. b. Oct. 16, 1881 at
Ramsey, WV; res. Mt. Lookout, WV; m. (1) to Buster McClung, (2)
March 1, 1925 to John Lewis Evans ; d. Jan. 19, 1971. Note;
first name sometimes spelled “Isie”.
HANNAH, DAVID FLOYD [1B1]. b. 1858.
[S1626]. b. June 13, 1875 at Western Greenbrier Co.; m. Dec. 30,
1896 to John Harvey Deitz; (2) Sam Robinson, (3) Jim Carter; d. May
19, 1960; bur. Lewisburg, WV. Maude Hannah Deitz was a good wife
and mother. Her first child was a son who died at birth but the
rest of her children were all healthy. After her husband's death in
1930, she ran the Lewisburg Hotel for the next two years, after
which she married Sam Robinson of Lexington, VA. She lived in
Lexington until his death in the early forties. She then married
Jim Carter of Lexington and continued to live there until Jim's
death. She then went to Florida and lived with her children until
she grew homesick for Virginia and returned to spend her remaining
years in the Odd Fellows Home in Lynchburg. At her death, she was
taken back to WV and buried beside her first husband, John H.
Deitz. She was a life member of the Rebekah Lodge.
. b. Oct. 22, 1915 at Cornstalk, WV; res. 1002 Carson
St., Radford, VA; m. April 14, 1945 to Warren Lee Price. Children:
Warren Lee Price, Jr.
. m. Burl Harrah.
HANSON, JAMES C. [S16212]. b. March 17, 1878; m.
July 9, 1902 to Maude M. Deitz.
HANSON, NELLIE NADINE
[S1812A]. b. Nov. 25, 1910; res. Box 182 Rupert, WV; m. Feb 25 1931
to Gordon Carl DeitzL2. Nellie was reared in a family of
13 children; 9 girls and 4 boys. Twelve of them are still
living (1974). She attended a one-room school, did farm work and
helped care for the younger children in her family. She worked as a
Gray Lady at the old people's home at Sweet Springs, WV in the early
. m. Ann Burpee.
HENSON, SLATER WILSON . Born at
Cornstalk WV; m. Dec. 26,
1936 to Winona Maye Kelley.
. m. Christine Ross.
HANSON, STARLING RAY . b. Sept. 6, 1906
in Cornstalk, WV; res. 202 Dennis St., Lewisburg, WV; m. Oct. 28,
1925 to Lucille Donaldson.
HARRAH, HOMER A. . b. May 24, 1918A19a;
m. (1) Jan. 12, 1936 to Elsie
divorced; (2) June 17, 1961 to Blanche ________.
HARRAH, HOMER A., Jr. . b. Aug. 24, 1945; d. Feb. 18,
HARRAH, JANET GAIL
. b. Jan. 8. 1950A19a.
HARRAH, JOSEPH RICHARD, Jr.
. b. August 31, 1936; m. March 10, 1963 June Payne.A19a
HARRAH, JOSEPH RICHARD, Sr.
[S11444]. b. May 14, 1893; res. Charleston, WV; m. Feb. 27, 1916
to Goldie Deitz.A19a
HARRAH, LAUNA MAE
. b. Jan. 15, 1921 at Vanetta, WV; m. Nov. 29, 1940 to Leroy Jack Means.A19a
Two Children: James Benton and Linda Darlene.
HARRAH, MILDRED LEONA
. b. Jan. 1, 1924 at Gauley Bridge, WV; m. Jan. 6, 1971 to Fred Daniel
HARRAH, PATRICIA YVONNE
. b. Jan. 29, 1942A19a; m. Paul Brown.
Children: Paula Jane & Paula Wayne (twins) b. 1/29/64.
HARRAH, WILLIAM DAVID
. b. June 10, 1940, d. January 7, 1941.A19a
HARRIS, ROSETTA OPAL
[S181253]. b. Oct. 1, 1916 at Glen Ray, WV; res. 1598 Kilby St.,
Charleston, WV; m. Aug. 18, 1939 to Joseph Maxwell Deitz. Rosetta
graduated from Alderson High School in 1937 and from Charleston
General Hospital Nurses Training in 1940. She married Joseph
Maxwell Deitz Aug. 18, 1939 and has two children. She has been a
Staff Nurse at Union Carbide and Plastics since May 1947. Rosetta
is a member of Randolph St. Baptist Church, Charleston, WV.
HAWVER, MIMA [S17113].
b. Fayette County, WV; res. Hico, WV; m. Otie McClung.
Mima's second husband was Pat Flint.
HAYES, CHARIES EDWARD [S162613]. b. July 25, 1933
at Lewisburg, WV; m. Aug.
12, 1954 to Phyllis Anne Deitz. Charles Edward Hayes graduated in
2 1/2 yrs. at WV Tech., Montgomery, WV. with a Degree in Electrical
Engineering. He did this with a wife and two children and working
part time with the GI Bill. He and his family moved to Radford in
1960, where he is a Sales Engineer with Island Motor Corp. He has
always worked as volunteer coach with young boys' sports and is a
fine example to them. He is a kind and happy man with much
enthusiasm for life. He is a much-loved person.
HAYES, CHARLES EDWARD, JR. . b. Nov. 30, 1955
at Homestead, FL.
HAYES, JOSEPH LLOYD . b. Apr. 4, 1960 at
HAYES, MARY TERESA . b. April 17, 1966
at Radford, VA.
HAYES, ROBERT LEE . b. Jan. 1, 1958 at
Oak Hill, WV.
. b. May 5, 1897 at Boomer, WV; res. 606 Main St.,
Charleston, WV; m. June 4, 1917 to Robert Randolph Barton. Three
children:. Robert Randolph, Jr., (Deceased 8-8-42,) Margaret Ann
and William Haynes, both of Charleston, WV.
HAYNES, WILLIAM NEWTON
[S1134]. m. Margaret Ann Deitz. He was an MD.
HAYSLETTE, ERNA JUANITA
[S17521]. b. June 14, 1912 at Mt. Lookout, WV; res. Route 7,
Franklin Road, Murfreesboro, TN; m. Oct. 1, 1932 to Edward Holt
[S135112]. b. Jan. 24, 1930 at Clarendon, PA; m. June 13, 1960 to Mary Ellen
Hedges. Gerald Sylvester Healy received a B. S. Degree in
Engineering Mechanics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State
University, Blacksburg, VA. He is a member of the following
honorary societies; Pi Tau Sigma, Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Xi. He is
also a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Ohio. He
taught a number of years at VPI, Blacksburg, Va., Gannon College,
Erie, PA and the University of Akron, Akron, OH. At present (1974),
he is Director of Engineering for Bruce Lake Company, Coatsville,
HEASTER, BETTY A.
[S1831]. m. George Luther Deitz.
HEATHERMAN, KRISTINE LEIGH
HEATHERMAN, PATRICIA ANN
. b. Nov. 30, 1970.
HEDGES, JAMES WILLARD . b. July 11,
1940; res. 2729 West Jarvis St., Chicago, IL; m. June 16, 1962 to
Nancy Lee Carr.
HEDGES, LACY CIRCLE
[S13511]. b. Jan. 4, 1895 at Quinwood, WV; res. Crawley, WV; m.
May 1, 1929 to Edith Francis Deitz. . Lacy was born and reared near
what is now Quinwood but was at that time McClung Post Office. He
attended local public schools. He entered the Service for his
country in World War One and saw duty at St. Mihiel, Meuse, Argonne,
and Scheldt, Belgium and France. When he came back to the United
States, he went to school at New River State School at Montgomery,
Concord College at Athens and Greenbrier College at Lewisburg. He
taught school 35 years. After retirement, he raised Herford
cattle. He belonged to the Methodist Church and later joined the
Amwell Baptist Church with his family when he moved to Crawley, WV.
He had one son and two daughters. The son became a Civil Engineer
and the two daughters were school teachers.
HEDGES, MARY ELLEN
. b. July 19, 1934 at Smoot, WV; m. June 13, 1960 to Gerald Sylvester Healy.
Mary Ellen attended Greenbrier County schools and graduated from
Concord College with a B. S. Degree in Elementary Education. She
taught school for seven years at Marfrance, White Sulphur and Rupert
Elementary Schools. She also taught at Blacksburg, VA.
[S1121]. m. George Eiken Deitz.
[S18]. (lst wife). m. Oct. 16, 1934 to Robert Allen Deitz.
HEDRICK, SARAH [S181]. Sarah Hedrick was probably
born in the area of Stanton, VA; m. Philip Elias Deitz.
SYNTHIA [S18]. (2nd wife). m. Robert Allen Deitz.
HENDRICKSON, NANCY ADELINE [S171].
b. July 15, 1835 at Botetout County, VA; res. Mt.
Lookout, WA; m. March 5, 1857 to James William Deitz; d.
April 4, 1926; bur. Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Mt. Lookout, WV.
[S181234]. m. Charles L. Deitz. No children.
HINKLE, GRACE MAE
[S1812122]. b. Nov. 6, 1943; m. August 23, 1964 to George Ashby Deitz. Three
children, George Ashby II, David Clifford, and Patricia Marie.
HISER, GERTRUDE [S18128]. b. Jan. 31, 1908 at
Blue Sulphur Springs, WV; m. Nov. 4, 1931 to Louis Edgar Deitz; d.
Feb. 4, 1972; bur. Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville, WV.
Gertrude grew up on a farm. She had seven brothers and sisters.
She and Ed had three daughters. Gertrude attended the Pentecostal
Church. She died at home, Feb. 4, 1972 in Alderson, WV.
HOLDER, HOWARD ALLEN
[S1144521]. b. May 23, 1944; m. Nov. 16, 1968 to
Janis Cheryl Crist.
HONAKER, MARY DAPHINE
[S1831A]. b. Springdale, WV; m. John George Deitz Jan. 2,
1941. She is a daughter of Samuel
H. Honaker. Mary Daphine Honaker graduated from Marshall University
(MA + 24 Hours.) She enjoyed 30 years of teaching in WV. She took
an early retirement in order to move to Florida. The last two years
of her teaching were spent as the team leader of a pilot program of
the middle school concept for Cabell County. Currently (1982) she
is a member of the International Sorority of Alpha Delta Kappa,
Ladies Aux. of V. of F. W. and 0. E. S.
HRUSKA, SUE [S162171]. b. July 31,
1921 at Youngstown, OH;
m. July 31, 1943 to Charles Elton Carr.
HUDSON, MARGARET EDITH [S1862]. b. Oct. 27,
1874; m. William Robert Tuckwiller; d. April 5, 1937.
[S17512]. b. May 20, 1902 at Craigsville, WV; res. 701 Church
St., Summersville, WV; m. July 25, 1925 to Lloyd Jasper Burr.
Gladys Irene attended grade school at Craigsville, High School at
Cowen, Nicholas County High School, Summersville, WV; Glenville
State Normal School two terms, taught school in Nicholas Co. three
years. She married Lloyd Jasper Burr at Camden-On-Gauley, WV.
HUFFMAN, JAMES SAMUEL [S17552].
m. Virginia Clara Deitz.
[S1864]. b. March 22, 1877; m. Minnie Ann Tuckwiller; d. Sept. 9,
HUNDLEY, CHARLOTTE KAY
. res. 125 Seymore, Buckeye Lake, Ohio
HUNDLEY, EARL WRIGHT [S181281]. b. Aug.
16, 1927, res. 125 Seymore, Buckeye Lake, OH; m. Nov. 2, 1951 to
Mary Louise Deitz.
HUNTER, DENNIS SCOTT
[1812A11]. b. April 29, 1956 at Beckley, WVL2; res.
9823 Goodluck Rd., #10, Seabrook, MD. Dennis Scott is a seventeen
year old senior (1974) at Duval, High School, Hyattsville, MD and is
a soccer team letter man. Dennis has several hobbies; hunting,
fishing, reading, and all sports. His ambition is to be an artist.
He works part time in an auto shop and prefers country living to
HUNTER, RONALD LEW
[S1812A1]. b. June 27, 1937 at Rupert, WV; m. June 4, 1955 to Doris Ann Deitz. Ronald
lived in WV 23 years and in Maryland the last 13 years (1974). He
graduated from Rupert High School in 1955, attended Night School for
Business Administration, Industrial Life Saving and Safety. He is
employed by Midas Muffler Shop in Lanham, Md. as Manager. His
hobbies are football, fishing, and hunting and would like to retire
at 39 to hunt and fish.
HUNTER, SARAH ANN
[1812A12]. b. Nov. 11, 1958 at Beckley, WVL2. Sarah Ann won the award for
creative writing while in the eighth grade, loves to fish, hunt,
swim, go horseback riding and enjoys leathercraft. She loves the
wide open spaces for living and enjoys outdoor activities. Her
ambition is to be a cosmetitian.
JEFFRIES, CHARLES NOEL
. b. Aug. 6, 1933 at Clintonville, WV; m. (1) Marlene Mae Menta, (2)
Barbara Ann Rann, April 13, 1939. Charles Noel was born Aug. 6,
1933 to Elbert and Polly Ann Deitz Jeffries He attended
public schools at Rupert, WV until 18 years old. He graduated from
Concord College with a B. S. Degree in 1955 and Marshall College,
Huntington, WV, with an M. A. Degree. He was a teacher and school
principal until 1965 when he was employed in Publishing by Allyn &
Bacon, Inc. Charles was married twice, first to Marlene Mae Menta
who bore him three children: Julietta, Jennifer and Rachael. He was
divorced from Marlene and married to Barbara Ann Rann Currie.
Barbara had one son by her first marriage to James Patrick
Currie. They reside in Clintonville, WV. (1974).
. b. June 12, 1929 at Mt. Lookout, W. Va.;
m. May 28, 1948 to Rodney Ray Burns. Joan, along
with her husband, owns and operates a greenhouse and farm at
JEFFRIES, JOHN DEITZ
. b. Nov. 14, 1931 at Dunbar, WV; m. Jan. 20, 1956 to Elta Frances Chalk. John Deitz
Jeffries lived at Clintonville, WV from the time he was a very small
child until, at the age of 18, he went to Baltimore, MD for work.
He lived in a "farm" atmosphere while a child, attended Crawley, WV
grade school and the Ruprt High School. After serving in the U. S.
Air Force 1952-1955, attaining the rank of Staff Sgt., he married,
in Madison, IN, Elta Frances Chalk. He received a BSBA Degree from
the University of Denver, Denver, CO and, after graduating, moved to
St. Louis, MO with his family (one child). He was in an employment
and management position with Missouri Pacific Railroad. After
several assignments with the Railroad, he resigned to take a
position as Traffic Manager with Collins Ross Co., Richardson,
JEFFRIES, ROSS EDWIN
. b. Sept. 22, 1935 at Clintonville, WV; m. May 24, 1957 to Janet Lee Meador. Ross Edwin
graduated from Concord College, Athens, WV with a B. S. Degree in
JOHNSON, DEVIN RYAN
[142141421/181212421]. b. May 10, 1985 at Clifton Forge, VA.
JOHNSON, DON EDWARD [14214142/18121242].
b. Dec. 10, 1959 at Ronceverte, WV; m. May 1, 1982 to Lutresia Cleo Hefner. Don was very
active in 4-H and FFA and showed livestock, in particular calves,
all over the US. He graduated from Greenbrier East High School,
where he played football and was named Defensive Player on several
occasions. He has continued with the family tradition of farming,
and he is presently affiliated with 3J Livestock Company. He is
still actively involved in 4-H livestock programs and in helping
young people. He has taken classes and has been certified in
artificial insemination of livestock.
JOHNSON, FRED DANIEL
[S114464]. m. Mildred Leona Harrah.
JOHNSON, VICKEY LYNN
[14214141/18121241]. b. July 4, 1958 at Ronceverte, WV; m. June 18, 1977 to Craig Alan
Williams, divorced Nov. 9, 1988; m. July 20, 1991 to Harvey Brown
Neel. Vickey has followed in her mother’s footsteps; she is very
involved in her children’s lives. They play school basketball,
volleyball, softball, soccer and run track, as well as play in the
band and sing in the choir. Vickey is, therefore, involved with the
Athletic and Music Boosters. Vickey was very active in 4-H; she is
a former member of the 4-H Club Congress and showed livestock all
over the eastern US. She is now a 4-H Leader. Growing up, she
attended the Calvary United Methodist Church and presently is a
member of the Lewisburg United Methodist Church. She is a former
Girl Scout Leader and a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She
attended Greenbrier East High School and was named to the GEHS Hall
of Fame. She attended Greenbrier Community College – Bluefield
State and graduated with an Associate Degree in general studies.
After over 18 years as a legal secretary/paralegal, she has returned
to her first love, farming, by going to work for the United States
Department of Agriculture as a credit technician for the Farm
JONES, ETHEL VIVIAN [1421414/S181224]. b. June
16, 1913; m. June 23, 1934 to
Charles Wesley Deitz.
[S1863]. (lst wife) m. David Alexander Tuckwiller.
JUDY, CHARLES O.
[1A3]. Married Cloe Farr.
[1A4]. Never married.
JUDY, MARGUERITE SUSAN
[1A1]. Never married.
[1A2]. Married Martha Henning.
JULIAN, JAMES WILBUR
. Minor (1974)
JULIAN, JESSIE LYNN
. minor (1974)
JULIAN, PHILIP EUGENE
. Minor (1974)
JULIAN, REBECCA KAY
. Minor (1974)
[S175321]. b. Sept. 1, 1933 at Ft. Bragg, NC; m. Dec. 21, 1958 to Dr . James Reginald Dietz.
Billie graduated from Morgantown High School, Morgantown, WV, in
1951. She graduated from WVU in 1955, majoring in Elementary
Education. Upon graduation, Billie taught second grade one year and
first grade for 2 1/2 years in Arlington, Va. During the summers
she returned to the University to obtain a Masters Degree in
Elementary Education. This she received in Aug. 1957. Billie had a
Christmas wedding; Dec. 21, 1958. She taught third grade in
Weirton, WV for one and one half years until the children arrived.
She has been active as a Sunday School teacher, Camp Fire Girls
Leader and Cub Scout Leader.
. Minor (1974)
. Minor (1974)
KELLY, WINONA MAYE [S162124]. b. July 23, 1919 at
Hughart, WV; m. Dec. 26,
1939 to Slater Wilson Hanson.
[S1861]. m. James Marion Tuckwiller.
KESSLER, CLOUNEY ROMINE
[S11113]. b. Aug. 19, 1888 at Jenkey, WV; m. Beulah Harritt
Deitz; d. May 12, 1955; bur. Highlawn, Oak Hlll, WV. Clowney was
a merchant for many years in Lookout, WV.
KESSLER, ETHEL GERALDINE . b. June 2,
1917 at Hico, WV; m. Dec. 13,
1937 to Egbert Wilson Hager.
KESSLER, ETTA LOREINE
. b. Oct. 20, 1918 at Jenkey, WV; m. Dec. 13, 1937 to Delbert S. Stout. One
child: Dian Sue Stout (Married J. A. Taylor)
KESSLER, PHILIP ANDREW II
. b. Feb. 11, 1942 at Hico, WV; m. March 19, 1968 to Janet Elaine Schrantz. One
child, Kimberly Dawn Kessler.
KINCAID, BRENDA LEE
[S175731]. b. Oct. 15, 1949 at Richwood, WV; m. April 4, 1970 to Charles Larry Deitz.
Brenda graduated third in her class at Nicholas Co. High School
1968. She worked two years as lithographer at Bright of America,
Summersville. Now (1974) married--a housewife--sews and paints in
KINCAID, DELORA D.
[S114221]. b. Sept. 15, 1918 at Ansted, WV; m. Sept. 15, 1940 to Theodore Edgar Deitz.
Delora was a member of Eastern Star at Ansted --Past Worthy Matron,
member of Moneth White Shrine at Montgomery, WV--Fayette County
Historical Society--Ansted Garden Club, Home Demonstration Club--Mt.
Zion W. S. C.S. and Leader of Senior Citizens Group @ Ansted. She
held County offices and headed committees on arts and crafts in
KINCAID, EVELYN ESTELLE
. b. Nov. 10, 1923 at Ramsey, WVA19a; m. August 17, 1941 to Harold High
Thomas. Evelyn Estelle attended kindergarten and lst grade to her
father, W. R. Ramsey, and second grade to her Aunt Ida Goad Kincaid
in the same school building. Her family moved to Smithers where she
attended the 3rd grade to a cousin Ialla Cavendish. She did her
fourth through eighth grades at Montgomery, WV. Her mother, Grace
May Deitz Kincaid and baby brother, Gerald Deitz Kincaid, died
during the first part of her (Evelyn) eighth year of school--her
mother of pneumonia after tonsilectomy and her brother of pneumonia
contacted from his mother. Evelyn spent the summer of 1937 with her
grandmother, Fannie Dean Deitz, in Ansted. She attended Ansted High
School one term and graduated from Gauley Bridge High School in
1941. When World war II was declared, Harold wanted to join the Air
Force (he had previous flight training) but was rejected due to
underweight. He attended six months of Army Signal Corps training
at WV Tech in Montgomery and Morris Harvey College in
Charleston during 1942. Harold and Evelyn moved to Cleveland in 1943
but returned to Gauley Bridge in 1944. Mr. Thomas has worked as a
chemist at Union Carbide Metals in Alloy since Feb. 14, 1944 and
Evelyn worked in the family business--Thomas Style Shop. She became
a member of the Montgomery Baptist Church at theage of
nine years. Later she transferred her membership to G. B. Baptist
Church. Both she and Harold are active in civic and fraternal
organizations. Evelyn is Past Matron--1956-57 of Guiding Star
Chapter No. 72-Past President of Woman's Club--also served as V.
Pres. and two terms Treas. of this organization. She is now (1974)
Secretary of Gauley Garden Club. She is a member of Star of Hope
Class of Gauley Bridge Baptist Church--has served as Pres. and V.
Pres. and Secretary of this class. She is First President of the
newly chartered Republican Woman's Club of Valley District. She
works on March of Dimes, heart, cancer, and other community welfare
KINCAID, GERALD DEITZ . b. April 9,
1936; died of pneumonia Nov. 13, 1936, 10 days after death of his
KINCAID, MAXINE LEE
. b. Oct. 2, 1925; m. Jimmie John ChaffinA19.
KINCAID, RICHARD WILLIAM
. b. Jan. 31, 1953A19a.
KINCAID, WILLIAM GEORGE (Billy George)
. b. Jan. 27, 1928; m. April 12, 1931 to Caroline M.
Boeing; d. May 7, 1963. Died of heart attack.
KINCAID, WILLIAM RAMSEY [S11447].
b. May 4, 1902; m. Gracie May Deitz; d. March 19, 1971A19a.
. b. Aug. 9, 1930 at Clintonville, WV; m. Sept. 5, 1958 to Colette Lolange Leeger. Children: Barbara
Jean, Patricia Ann, Mary Katherene, Colette Esta and Aiken Lee.
[S181211]. b. Feb. 8, 1895 at Ronceverte, WV; m. Dec. 18, 1929 to
Esta Cleo Deitz; d. July 30, 1957. Earle Erwin was a member of the
Sun Rise Methodist Church at Clintonville. He was an electrician.
KING, LLOYD TUCKER .
b. Dec. 5, 1938 at Clintonville, WV.
. m. Edsel Whaling.
. b. Jan. 22, 1948 at Ronceverte, WV; m. March 28, 1970 to Jacqueline Sue Escue. Ray
Ervin spent four years on active duty in the Navy. He is
Plant Foreman for McMillian Division of Charleston Area Medical
KINNEY, EUGENE WALLACE . b. Jan. 14, 1952
at Austin, TX; m. Linda Lou
KINNEY, GEORGE EMERSON
. b. Dec. 20, 1946 at Austin, TX; m. (1) Dana Morris, (2) Feb. 2, 1969 to
Terrance Edna Pearson Eden. One child, Abraham Eden Kinney.
KNAPP, FLORA LENORA
[S1867]. b. June 18, 1894; m. Frank Sidney Tuckwiller; d. March
[S181232]. m. James Deitz
LEGG, AMANDA SUSAN [S1621]. m. Dec, 29, 1880 to
Joseph W. Deitz; d. May 2, 1923; bur. New Bethel Church
LEGG, BERNARD .
[S1812123]. b. Sept. 1, 1948 at Ronceverte, WV; m. April 14, 1967 to Dale Clifford Deitz. Charlotte
has been employed for the past 4 years (1974) as Secretary at the
WV Dept. of Highways. Her hobbies are bicycling and crossword
puzzles. She enjoys country music.
[S1868]. b. May 19, 1897; m. Oct. 28, 1918 to Homer Everette
Tuckwiller; d. Dec. 29, 1967.
LEGG, WALTER .
[S17531]. b. March 24, 1899 at Summersville, WV; m. March 24, 1920 to Hattie Agnes Deitz. Deceased.
William Emmet Legg was a farmer and carpenter.
LEIVESY, KATHERINE [S18123].
m. Harvey Jackson Deitz.
LIGHTNER, BIRDIE HENRY DEITZ
[S16213]. b. Williamsburg, WV; m. Jan. 27, 1925 to Harvey (Hardy) Lewis Deitz. Birdie Henry
Deitz was married to Marvin S. Lightner (Second marriage). Marvin
Lightner died April 1958.
MARY ELAINE . b. March 20, 1934 at
Huntington, W. Va..
Mary graduated from Marshall College and taught in the Kanawha
County schools. She retired in 1988.
LOUDERMILK, AMELIA EUGENIA
[S181235]. m. Homer Deitz.
MARQUIS, CHARLES DEAN . b. Dec. 6, 1966 at
Kewanee, IL; m. Kimberlee
MARQUIS, ELIZABETH SUZANNE . b. July
22, 1988 at Peoria, IL.
MARQUIS, GEORGE W., JR.
[S1113111]. b. Jan. 20, 1940 at Marshalltown, IO; m. Feb. 7, 1959 to Judith Ann Deitz.
George lived in Nevada, Iowa until he was 13 years old, when
his family moved to Joliet, IL, He attended Joliet High School where
he was Company Executive officer in his ROTC Team. He won the best
shot in his Senior year and high individual score two years in a
row. In 1958, he moved to Freeport, IL where, in 1959, he met and
married Judy Deitz. He was moved to Rockford, IL. In 1962 he was
transferred to Elkhart, IN. While in Elkhart, he belonged to the
National Rifle Team and won lst place in the Sharpshooter Class and
second place in the Expert Class. In 1971 he moved to Peoria, IL
where he is Manager of the Super X Drug Store in East Peoria,
IL. In his spare time, he is taking business courses at the college
MARQUIS, JEFFREY TODD . b. Sept. 28,
1960 at Rockford, IL.
MARQUIS, PAUL STEVEN . b. Jan. 26, 1965
at Kewanee, IL; m. Karen Ann
MARQUIS, SARAH COLLEEN . b. Feb.
17, 1994 at Peoria, IL.
MARQUIS, TODD STEPHEN . b. May
27, 1987 at Peoria, IL.
MARQUIS, TRAVIS JAMES . b. April 29,
1995 at Peoria, IL.
MARSH, HALLIE [S17534]. Wife of William Henry
Dietz. Died September 13, 2007D22.
MARTIN, JOSEPH L.
[S1356]. m. Dec. 26, 1900 to Bertie Deitz.
. b. 1834.
. b. 1836, m. Anderson Amick.
. b. 1838, m. Martha Piercy, Martha Jones.
. b 1840, m. Charlotte Thermond.
[S12]. Married Catherine Deitz
MASTERS, MARY POLLY
. b. 1/12/1830, m. Richard C. White.
. B. 1828, m. James White.
[S181231]. m. Nellie Deitz. No children
MCCLUNG, ANDREW CHARLTON [S1736]. b. 1872
at Des Moines, IO; m. Jessie Ettie Deitz; d. June 1924; bur.
Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery, Carl, WV.
. b. at Carl, WV; m. Nita Trout.
MCCLUNG, BESSIE MAY
. b. Nov. 23, 1895 at Carl, WV; res. Leivasy, WV; m. (1)
Walter M. White (2) Nov. 27, 1921 to Owen Orndorff. She married her
first husband, Walter M. White, Dec. 24, 1913; he died 1923.
Children: Gilmer A. White, Audrace Mae White, Elden Orndorff,
Glendon Orndorff, Wyldon Orndorff and Reed Orndorff.
MCCLUNG, CARL LOWELL
. b. Aug. 18, 1940 at Mt. Lookout, WV; m. Aug. 15, 1959 to Pauline Elizabeth
MCCLUNG, CHESTER ELLIS
. b. Sept. 24, 1904 at Carl, WV; m. Loura Bailes;
d. Feb. 28, 1965; bur. Mt. Baptist Church Cemetery, Carl, WV.
. b. Nov. 1, 1902 at Carl, WV; res. Leivasy, WV; m.
MCCLUNG, DENA LEA
[S116211]. b. March 29, 1932 at Owens in Greenbrier
County; m. Oct. 24, 1949 to John French
Walkup. Attended Romont Elementary School and Ansted High School.
Dena Lea is industrious, economical, a good wife and mother and also
a good neighbor.
MCCLUNG, EDWIN CHESTER
. b. Dec. 23, 1885 at Mt. Lookout, WV; d. Nov. 17, 1886;
bur. Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Mt. Lookout, WV.
ELZADA JANE . b. July 17, 1891 at Mt.
Lookout, WV; m. Jacob F. Bennett; bur. Pleasant Hill Cemetery,
Runa, WV. Elzada Jane’s mother was Malinda Emaline Deitz McClung.
MCCLUNG, ERMA EDITH . b. Jan. 19, 1909 at
Carl, WV; res. Leivasy, WV; m. Okey Helms.
[S1111]. m. Hansford Clark Deitz.
MCCLUNG, FLOSSIE MAE
[S1754]. m. June 16, 1912 to Newton Herbert Deitz.
FRANK [S185]. m. Susan Deitz. No children
MCCLUNG, FREDA MAE
[S17573]. b. Aug. 1, 1930 at Kathryn, WV; m. Aug. 6, 1945 to Charles Verland
MCCLUNG, GLENN FORREST
. b. Oct. 16, 1938 at Mt. Lookout, WV; m. (1) Roberta Marks, (2) Ruth Mildred
MCCLUNG, GRIGSBY CECIL
. b. Nov. 20, 1900 at Carl, WV; m. Annie Orndorff; d. Nov.
14, 1964. bur. Mt. Baptist Church Cemetery, Carl, WV.
MCCLUNG, JAMES TERRY
. b. Mt. Lookout, WV; m. July 18,
1969 to Patricia Ann Glover.
MCCLUNG, JESSIE [S17533]. Married George Wesley
Deitz; died 1990L5.
JOSEPH DAREING . b. Jan. 20, 1898 at Carl, WV; m.
Esta Orndorff; d. Sept. 7, 1965; bur. Mt. Baptist Church
Cemetery, Carl, WV.
. b. Dec. 27, 1923 at Williamsburg, WV; m. Nov. 6, 1948 to Dorothy Jean
MCCLUNG, KELLY MALCOM [S1756].
m. Ida Pearl Deitz.
MCCLUNG, KENNETH BURTON . b. Nov. 8, 1945
at Mt. Lookout, WV; m. Oct. 24,
1964 to Gloria Jean Legg.
MCCLUNG, LAURA LOU
[S1752]. b. Sept. 10, 1873 at Gatewood, WV; m. John Alderson Deitz; d. Aug. 19, 1942; bur. Mt. Pleasant
Cemetery, Mt. Lookout, WV.
[1736B]. m. Allan Stewart
MCCLUNG, LOWELL LEON . b. Feb. 28, 1922 at
Nallen WV; m. Kitty Welch; d. July 11, 1959. No children.
. b. Dec. 27, 1896 at Mt. Lookout, WV;
m. Dec. 1914 to Ernest Bennett. Lillie's mother was Malinda
Emaline Deitz McClung.
MCCLUNG, LINDALE RONALD . b. Mt. Lookout,
WV; m. June 3, 1963 to Ila Jean McClung.
[S1742]. b. Jan. 16, 1880 at Mt. Lookout, WV; m. April 4, 1910 to Morgan Woodson Evans; d. March 26, 1973;
bur. Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Mt. Lookout, WV.
MCCLUNG, MARION EDWARD .
b. August 28, 1880 at Mt. Lookout, WV; m. Oct. 15, 1900 to Effie
Halstead; bur. Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Mt. Lookout, WV. Marion
Edward McClung's grandfather was James William Deitz; his great
grandfather was John Deitz.
John Deitz  * Sarah Louisa McClung
James Wm. Deitz  * Nancy Adeline Hendrickson
Malinda Emaline Deitz  * Newton
Marion Edward McClung  * Effie Halstead
Nash McClung *
Freda McClung *
Charles Verland Deitz 
Charles Larry Deitz  * Brenda
generations of John Deitz line through Deitz-McClung-Deitz
that have lived at Mt. Lookout and worshipped at Mt. Pleasant
MCCLUNG, MARY ELIZABETH [S1C5]. b. March 3,
1852; m. James Osburn Alderson Dietz; d. March 3, 1932; bur.
Amwell Baptist Church Cemetery.
MCCLUNG, MINNIE HASELTINE
. b. Feb. 9, 1883 at Mt. Lookout, WV; m. Bradford Ramsey;
d. Dec. 16, 1965; bur. Mt. Gilead Cemetery, Pool, WV. The Ramseys
were farmers and lived in the Pool area of Nicholas County.
MCCLUNG, NEWTON ALDERSON [S1711].
b. July 17, 1859 at Mt. Lookout, WV; m. Sept. 25,
1897 to Malinda Emaline Deitz. Farmer. Second wife, Mary
Amick Neff. m. 1928
. b. Sept. 28, 1887 at Mt. Lookout, WV; m. Mina Hawver;
d. 1967; bur. Liberty Cemetery, Ramsey, WV; Otie McClung's mother
was Malinda Emaline Deitz McClung.
MCCLUNG, RALEIGH HUNTER
[S11623]. b. March 25, 1897 at Ramsey, WV; m. July 10, 1927 to
Vera Deitz. Raleigh Hunter was a farmer. He was a member of the
Victor Methodist Church and Ansted K. of P. Lodge.
MCCLUNG, SARAH LOUISA
[S17]. b. May 22, 1812 in Greenbrier County; res. Mt. Lookout, WV;
m. John Deitz; d. Nov. 28, 1866; bur. Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church
Cemetery. Sarah Louisa was a granddaughter of William McClung,
better known as “Grandfather Billie”. In 1773, he emigrated with
his wife and three children from Rockbridge Co., VA, to the mouth of
Big Clear Creek, near Rupert, WV. Because of Indian activity, he
soon moved to near Williamsburg, WV, where he lived three years,
returning to Big Clear Creek about 1776. He was the first settler
on Meadow River. He took a “tomahawk entry” for 100,000 acres of
land on that river and its tributaries. The Indians were so
troublesome that he plowed with his rifle tied to his shoulder,
while his wife with her musket and three little children took refuge
in the dense swamp during the day, returning to the cabin only at
night when he was there to defend them. In later years, he remarked
that he could stand on his doorstep, blow his bugle, and call two
hundred of his descendants to breakfast.
[S17536]. b. Jan. 24, 1916 at Mt. Lookout, WV; m. Jan. 3, 1942 to Joseph
Herbert Dietz; d. March 28, 1999; buried at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery,
Mt. Lookout Baptist Church. Thelma McClung Dietz, the daughter of
Buster and Isie Halstead McClung, was born Jan. 24, 1916 at Mt.
Lookout, WV. After graduating from Nicholas Co. High School, she
earned the A. B. Degree at Marshall University. She taught 25 years
in the public schools of WV and MD.
[S1731]. m. Matilda Jane Deitz.
. b. at Carl, WV; m. Maxine Pitsingbarger.
MCCLUNG, WALLEY FERNANDO . b. at
Carl, WV; m. Mintie Chapman; bur. Wallace Memorial Cemetery,
MCCLUNG, WOODROW PRESTON
[1736A]. b. Nov. 4, 1913 at Carl, WV; m. Mary Rudd; d. Jan. 26,
1961; bur. Mt. Baptist Church Cemetery, Carl, WV.
MCCLUNG, ZELTA LEA
. b. Jan. 18, 1943 at Mt. Lookout, WV; m. (1) Roy Humphries; (2)
April 8, 1970 to Richard L. Groves.
MCCLURE, SAUNDRA LEE [S114562].
b. Dec. 10, 1948 at Wharton, WV; m. Sept. 28, 1973 to Robert Theodore
[S1735]. m. Betty Ann Deitz.
MCCOMBS, JOSEPH RUSH
. b. Feb. 26, 1909 at Leivasy, WV; res. Rt. 2, Box 102,
Delta, CO; m. Feb. 26, 1937 to Marian Ardella Jacoby. Children:
Patricia McCombs Dickensheets, Virginia McCombs Rix, John Wallace
McCombs and Terris James McCombs.
MCCOMBS, MINNIE LEE . b. Feb. 25, 1900 at
Leivasy, WV; m. Nov. 5,
1949 to Elmer White.
MCCOPPIN, GEORGE ALLAN . b. April 20, 1946.
George has four degrees. He has spent much of his career teaching
the blind. He is presently caring for his parents.
MCCOPPIN, GEORGE THOMAS [S114212]. b. Nov. 20,
1915; m. May 29, 1940 to Ruth Alice Deitz; d. Aug. 5, 1999. George
was a patent attorney for Owens Fiberglass in Granville, OH. He
retired in 1985.
MCCOUGAL, SUSAN LENORE
[S175511]. m. Aug. 18, 1961 to
Dr. Leland Tyson Anderson, Jr. Susan received an A.B. Degree in
Journalism from Univ. of Colorado, Masters in Library Science from
Temple, and was offered a job at the Library of Congress in Wash.
DC. Susan is a member of Theta Sigma Pi Sorority and of the
McCUNE, JAMES LEONARD
[11112l2]. b. Feb. 15, 1945 at Hico, WV; m. Peggy Lee Bragg. 2 children:
Kelli Lyn, 6-2-71 and Chad Lane 12-14-72.
MCCUNE, JOHN DEITZ .
b. July 13, 1953 at Hico, WV.
MCCUNE, WILLIAM THOMAS
. b. Oct. 2, 1947 at Hico, WV.
McCUTCHEON, THOMAS OSCAR
[S1713]. b. April 2, 1864 in Fayette County, WV; m. Sept. 7, 1913 to Sarah Catherine Deitz; d. Feb.
13, 1940; bur. Mt. Lookout CemeteryA10. Thomas Oscar
McCutcheon was a farmer and a carpenter. He was a silent influence
of great impact on his community. By a former marriage, he was the
father of Evelena McCutcheon, a missionary, and of Vada McCutcheon,
a teacher and school administrator.
McELFRESH, ANN ELAINE
. b. Oct. 9, 1953 at West Palm Beach, FL; m. Harold Leonard Rinesmith. One
child; Ann Elaine.
McELFRESH, DENNIS LEE .
b. April 30, 1964 at Ft. Pierce, FL.
McELFRESH, JERROLD THOMAS [S162621]. b. Feb. 18,
1929 at Dayton, OH; m.
Aug. 9, 1952 to Betty Jo Deitz.
McELFRESH, SHAWN MICHAEL . b. March 12,
1963 at Ft. Pierce, FL.
McGIFFIN, MALINDA JANE
[S114]. b. 1831; m. William Deitz III; d. 1915
McQUERRY, DAVID .
McVEY, SAMUEL [S1712]. b. Fayette County, WV; m.
Mary Haseltine Deitz; bur. Janet Cemetery, Lookout, WV. He was a
MEADOR, JANET LEE
[S162325]. b. April 18, 1936 at Beckley, WV; m. May 24, 1957 to Ross Edwin Jeffries. Janet Lee
graduated from Concord College, Athens, WV with a Teaching Degree
1957. Her career is housewife and Elementary School Teacher.
MEANS, LEROY JACK [S114463]. b. Oct. 27,
1916; m. Nov. 29, 1940 to Luna Mae Harrah. Two children: James
Benton and Linda Darlene.
MELVIN, MARY ANN
[S114213]. b. August 25, 1933 at Terra Haute, IN; m. Jan. 27, 1971 to Howard Leonadus
Deitz. Mary Ann was the fifth of seven children, 4 boys and 3
girls, Her father was in construction and she started in the office
with him in 1956, where she worked alongside him until he died in
1960. She worked for Gust Newberg Construction until Dec. 1970 when
she quit to be married. She graduated from Noblesville, Indiana
High School in 1951 and had various jobs until she began in
construction. She traveled all over the country until she was
transferred to Mt. Vernon in May 1970 where she met and later
married Howard L. Deitz..
MILLER, JARED BEEKLEY
[S175373]. b. Oct. 17, 1945 at Akron, OH; m. Aug. 10, 1968 to Susan Dietz. Jared Miller
was born in Akron, Ohio of Katherine and Charles Beekley Miller. He
lived there for several years before moving to Chicago with his
parents. After one or two years, the family moved to Cincinnati,
Ohio. Jared attended public schools up to the tenth grade, then
enrolled in Kentucky Military Institute in Louisville. He continued
his schooling at Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio. The summer
of his sophomore year, he went to Europe to work in Germany and
Holland. He returned to graduate with a B. A. Degree in Political
Science from Otterbein. In 1968, he enrolled in the law
school at the University of Toledo, Ohio. After a year there, the
Air Force called him and he spent two years in the Services, between
Clinton Sherman AFB in Okla. and Fairchild AFB in Spokane, WA.
While in Spokane, he became enamored with the country side and
developed an interest in real estate. Upon his discharge from the
AF in 1972, he joined the firm of Timberland Resources as Sales
Representative and still here (1974) dealing in undeveloped land and
land investment. He is very interested in the outdoor sports,
hunting, fishing and mostly just enjoying the beauty of the land.
Jared was chosen Outstanding Young Man of America for 1972 in this
area. He is very active in the local Exchange Club, a Service
MILLER, MARY ELIZABETH
[S173311]. b. Aug. 1, 1931 at St. Paul, MN; Mary Elizabeth has a B. S. Degree (Home Ec.)
Simmons College, Boston, MA 1953. She is interested in community
work-Boy Scout Advisory Council--Girl Scout Leader--honorary Life
Member PTA-.-Butler Ridge Woman's Club, etc.
MILLER, WILMA JEAN
[S1142211]. b. April 3, 1944 at Uler, WV; m. Dec. 1963 to Theodore Lee Deitz. Wilma
Miller Deitz was born in Uler, WV, April 3, 1944. She moved to
Orrville, Ohio in May 1944. There she attended Elementary and High
School. In 1963, she married Theodore Lee Deitz.
MONTGOMERY, GLADYS ERMA [S181222]. b. Oct.
1, 1911; m. Sept. 19, 1933
to Reginald Leonard Deitz.
MORGAN FREDRICK E. Jr.
. b. Nov. 6, 1957 at Evanston, IL.
MORGAN, JANE ANNE . b. Aug. 5,
1959 at Evanston, IL.
MORRISON, DANIEL JOHN
. b. Dec. 1, 1971 at F. Oglethorpe, GA.
Gransdon of E. Holt Deitz.
MOSCHELL, ROBERT HARRY [S162172]. b. Dec.
5, 1922 at Cherry Valley, OH;
m. May 29, 1946 to Reba Lucille Carr.
[S1752]. (First Wife) b. March 11, 1876 at Mt. Lookout, WV; m. April 13, 1902 to John Alderson Deitz; d.
April 17, 1903; bur. Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. One child, Otto, died
ALYCE KATHLEEN—1C5641. b. Sept. 9, 1952 at Wheeling,
WV. Alyce has graduated from
college with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. She attended
public schools in Ohio, W. Va. and New Jersey. She has been
admitted (1974) to Graduate School in Counseling and Guidance at WVU
where she will begin her Masters Degree work this fall (1974).
[1C5642]. b. Nov. 19, 1954 at Wheeling, WV. Erich will be a sophomore at WVU this
fall (1974). He has held some steady jobs working as janitor and
maintenance man while in college and for a year between high school
and college. He spent the summer of 1974 working in Florida for a
[S1C564]. b. April 28, 1921 at Ravenswood, WV; m. March 24, 1951 to Jean Kathleen
Dietz. Education: Public schools in Ravenswood; B. S. Degree from
WVU. Work career: 19 yrs. with Consolidation Coal Company and
parent company Continental Oil Company in New York as a Public
Relations Manager. Retired 1969. He is currently working with WV
Regional Medical Program as Project Specialist.
MURDOCK, BEULAH MARSHALINE
. b. Feb. 17, 1913 at Hico, WV; m. June 1, 1933 to Joseph W.
MURRAY, DOROTHY JEAN [S162422]. b. Dec. 1, 1929
at Long Beach, CA; m.
Nov. 6, 1948 to Keith McClung.
NEEL, MONIQUE LYNN [142141411/181212411]. b. Sept.
20, 1965 at Ronceverte, WV. Step daughter of Vickey Lynn Johnston
NEEL, MARISSA LEE [142141412/181212412]. b. Oct.
22, 1977 at Clifton Forge, VA. Step daughter of Vickey Lynn
[S11132]. b. Feb. 4, 1898; m. Donnie Deitz
Sept. 6, 1917. 2 children: Dr. Estill Deitz and Marceline Deitz
NIEMANN, WILLIAM HEDGES
[S183432]. b. May 11, 1939 at Charleston, WV; m. Dec. 17, 1966 to
Beverly Jeanne Bourne.
[S1734]. b. Dec. 30, 1879 at Nutterville, WV; m. Feb. 23, 1901 to John Watson Deitz. Betty Nutter Deitz was
a housewife and teacher. She taught in Nicholas and Greenbrier
Counties. She was a member of the Methodist Church.
NEWCOMER, CARL LAWRENCE
[S1812121]. b. Nov. 16, 1927 at Rand, WV; m. Dec. 31, 1954 to Imogene Deitz. Charles
Lawrence Newcomer graduated from DuPont High School, Bell, WV in
1947. He served in the U. S. Air Force from 1948-1952. He worked
21 years for E. I. du Pont at Bell and in 1968 went to work for
Varian Associates, Park Ridge, IL. At present (1974) he is Midwest
Service Supervisor for Varian. He is a member of Calvary Baptist
Church of Schaumburg.
NEWCOMER, GREGORY LAWRENCE
. b. July 24, 1957 at Charleston, WV; He is a junior at Schaumburg High
School (1974); working part time at Binghaman Spinning Corp. He has
been a competitive swimmer since age seven.
NEWCOMER, JON WESLEY
. b. June 8, 1959 at Charleston, WV. Jon Wesley is a freshman at St. Viator High
School, Arlington Heights, IL, a member of swim team at St.Viator,
member of school varsity team, has 3 records on freshman team, and
set WV record for backstroke indoor 50 yd. record at Marietta, Ohio.
NEWCOMER, TIA DAWN
. b. May 8, 1962 at Charleston, WV. A sixth grader.
O’DELL, DAINTIE HESTER [S17374]. b. Jan. 10, 1907
at Nettie, WV; m. Feb. 9,
1937 to Glenn Arnold DeHart. Daintie is a registered nurse and
[S1737]. m. Mary Vida Deitz (Her first marriage)
O’DELL, SOPHIA HANNAH [S17161]. b.
April, 1913 at Leivasy, WV; m. May
18, 1935 to William Randolph Deitz.
[S17362]. b. Sept. 12, 1808 at Hominy Falls, WV; m. Nov. 27, 1921 to
Bessie May McClung.
PARIS, MARSHA KAY [S1753211]. b. Oct. 2, 1959 at Morgantown,
WV; m. Nov. 4, 1960 at
Morgantown, WV to James Allan Dietz.
PARRISH, KATHLEEN HILLSMAN
[S1C56]. m. to Owen Osburn Dietz.
PLUNKETT, JOHN DAVID
[S175375]. b. Dec. 31, 1952 at Chicago, IL; m. Nov. 25, 1972 to Martha Dietz. Vocation,
POLLOCK, LOWA [S16213]. m. July 1, 1908 to
Harvey Lewis Deitz; d. Jan. 12, 1921. One child, Willard Loraine
[S162612]. b. Feb. 15, 1932 at Homestead, FL; m. June 28, 1951 to Anita Maude Deitz. Jackie
received his education in Homestead. He graduated from Homestead
High School in 1950. He went to work for Branam Funeral Home
and worked there until he went into military service and after his
return until 1956 when he went to work as an electrician. He is
interested in all sports, and always coaches and manages softball
teams in the summer as he has three boys who are active in sports.
. b. Feb. 2, 1957. Donna Joyce has lived all her life in
Lakeland, FL. She is active in the high school band, is a good
student and takes pride in her work. In 19??, she went to Mexico
with the band.
POPE, JODY ALAN
. b. Aug. 28, 1958 at Lakeland, FL. Jody is interested in all kinds of sports as
well as music. He is in the school band and is a good student.
. b. April 26, 1953 at Homestead, FL. Robert Michael lived in Florida City until he
was 5 years old. At that time, he moved to Lakeland where he
received his education. He played football and was good, but his
love of music won out. He became the head drummer all through high
school--the Kathleen Senior High School. After graduation, he went
to work as an apprentice electrician under his father, is now an
electrician. However, he still keeps up with his music on the side
and has been offered a scholarship to a college in Alabama for
POPE, TODD ANTHONY
. b. Oct. 17, 1962 at Lakeland, FL. Todd was born six months after his mother was
stricken with multiple sclerosis and was age 8 when she passed
away. He was very close to her. He is active in all school sports
and a good student.
PROPST, MALINDA ANN
[S116]. b. Oct. 31, 1835 at Clintonville, Greenbrier County, WV;
m. John Walls Deitz. Malinda Ann is remembered as a good
grandmother and a good neighbor. She lived to be 88 years old. She
was a member of Mt. Zion Methodist Church.
[S18122]. m. Philip Elias Deitz.
. b. April 19, 1972.
LEONA MADELINE [S17346]. b. June 24, 1918 at Charleston,
WV; m. August
13, 1937 to Jennings Dennis Deitz.
PULLEN, JAMES [S1738]. m. Josie May
RADER, MELISSA DAWN [S1753391]. b. June 23, 1974.
Melissa married Daniel Nathan Deitz, Jr. on June 13, 1992L6.
RAMSEY, BRADFORD [S17111].
b. 1875 in Nicholas County, WV; m. Minnie Haseltine McClung;
d. Dec. 26, 1930; bur. Mt. Gilead Cemetery.
RANKINS, EDNA GRENWIS
[S1113l]. b. Oct. 26, 1895 at Sussex, WI; m. Nov. 23, 1944 to Dana Arthur Deitz. Edna
Rankins Deitz was born at Sussex, Wis., town of Lisbon, Waukesha,
Wis. She married Earl S. Rankins, Oct. 23, 1917. He died Dec. 8,
1928, leaving her with two children, James and Jannette Rankins.
Janette is now Mrs. Donald Kluge. She (Edna) has one grandson,
Charles Kluge, born Aug. 22, 1957. Edna married Dana Deitz Nov. 23,
1944. He died Feb. 28, 1959. Edna was a nurse for 16 years and has
been active in Church and patriotic groups. She was president of
the Daughters of the Union, Veterans Dept. of Wis. in 1965. She is
now 78 years old, (1974) lives alone but poor health and failing
eyesight are beginning to afflict her.
[S162324]. b. April 13, 1939 at Windsor, Ontario; m. Nov. 24, 1971 to Charles Noel
Jeffries. Barbara Ann was born in Ontario and moved to Pt. Huron,
Mich. when she was two and one half years of age. At age four, her
family moved to St. Clair where she attended grade school and high
school, graduating in June 1957. She graduated from Central
Michigan University in 1961 and taught school for two years. She
married James Patrick Curie in Aug. 1962 and had one son, Mark
Alan. He (James) was killed in a car accident Aug. 18, 1968.
Barbara Ann then remarried in Nov. 1971 to Charles Noel Jeffries.
In Aug. 19, 1972, his former wife, Marlen, was killed in a car
accident and the Jeffries family increased from 3 to 6 members.
They live in St. Clair, Mich.
[S16261]. b. April 30, 1905 at Shyrock, WV; res. Box 3132,
Florida City, FL; m. April 7, 1928 to Lloyd Basil Deitz. Violet
Rapp received her education in Lewisburg, WV and was one of five in
the first graduating class of Lewisburg High School. She was a
vocal music student at Greenbrier College for Women during her last
two years of High School. She attended Marshall College in
Huntington, WV and also New River State College (now WV Tech);
taught school four years in WV; came to Miami in Oct. 1927 and
worked until she married the following April. She then moved to
Florida City and still lives there. She was active in Florida City
Methodist Church and directed a youth choir for many years. Oneta
was a charter member of Margaret Mills Music Club of
Homestead--Pres. for 2 years and now life member. She was also Past
Matron of A. & A. Star Chapter #71 OES Homestead and a Past Pres. of
Homestead PTA. In her church, she was Past. Pres. of W.S.C.S. and
is now Chairman of Council of Ministries. In 1956, she was
nominated to be placed in "Florida Women of Distinction," a copy of
which was placed in all high school libraries. In 1970, she was
nominated to the "Personalities of The South” and in 1972, she had
the honor being placed in the "International Who's Who". In 1954,
after youngest daughter married, Violet went to work for the U. S.
Post Office. She retired on Nov. 1, 1971. She spent 15 years of
that time as money order clerk at Homestead Air Force Base P. 0. and
was working there at the time of her retirement
. b. Oct. 26, 1961 at Wadsworth, OH.
. b. March 3, 1959 at Wadsworth, OH.
[S13]. (2) m. Nathaniel Deitz.
REYNOLDS, JACKSON BARNETT [S16225]. b. Nov. 10,
1894 at Ronceverte, WV; m.
Dec. 28, 1926 to Ela Eska Deitz; d. Nov. 18, 1964.
REYNOLDS, JACKSON BARNETT, JR.
. m. ___________ Worthington.
[S1143]. b. Aug. 10, 1868; m. Theodore Appleton Deitz; d. Sept.
RIGAS, LENORA NIKKI [S173462]. b. June 19, 1943
at Weirton, WV; m. Feb. 11, 1964
to Jaye Dennis Deitz. Lenora teaches school in the Canal Zone.
RICHARDSON, SHARON ELVA [S175339]L6. b.
April 27, 1953. Sharon married Daniel Deitz  on October 10,
ROBINSON, JOSEPH GORDON
. b. May 27, 1915 at Kieffer, WV; res. Kieffer, WV; m.
March 25, 1940 to Alma Irene Bivens. Children: Charles Larry, Harry
Lee, and William C.
ROBINSON, WILKIE REYNOLDS [S1C58]. b. 1904 at
Morgantown, WV; res. Crawley, WV; m. 1949 to John Quincy Dietz.
[S11]. (lst wife). m. Oct. 17, 1821 to William Deitz, II.
RUBIN, ALESHA DAWN . b. Oct. 31,
RUBIN, MARY KATHERINE . b. July 5,
RUBIN, VICTORIA MARIE . b. March 12,
SCARBRO, LINDA JOYCE
[S175371]. b. May 14, 1950 at Knoxville, TN; m. Dec. 21, 1971 to David Nathan Dietz. Linda Joyce
Scarbro was the first child born to Willard "Snooks" and Cleo
Scarbro. Linda attended grade school and high school in Powell.
After that, she entered the University of Tenn. where she met David
in Sept. 1969. After leaving school, she worked in two Knox County
Schools as teacher's aide. She is now attending the University of
SCHOOLCRAFT, JEFFREY HAROLD
SCHOOLCRAFT, LYNN RENEE
SCHRADER, BETTY SUE
. Daughter of Helen Virginia Deitz Schrader. Died 1966.
SCHRADER, JOHN KYLE
. Married: Mary Joe Meadows.
SEACRIST, GEORGE DAVID
. b. Aug. 11, 1956 at Lawton, OK. George David attended Woodrow Wilson Elementary School,
Tomlinson Jr. High and now (1974) is a senior at Lawton High
School. He is talented as a singer and a natural born athlete. He
plays on the school football team, is active in church work, and is
President of FFA of Lawton High School.
SEACRIST, JOSEPH JUNIOR
[S175334]. b. June 24, 1927 at Winona, WV; m. Dec. 28, 1953 to
Elizabeth Agnes Deitz; d. ___. Joseph's early years were spent in
the mining town of Winona. He graduated from Nuttall High School.
After graduation, he was employed as driller on construction work
and later with his father worked in the coal mines. At the age of
18 yrs. Joseph felt a call to preach. He accepted this challenge
and began preparing himself to perform the duties of a Pastor. He
pastored small country churches in Fla. while he was going to school
in Pensacola, Fla. After graduation in 1951, he entered the U. S.
Army and was stationed at Ft. Sill, OK. While there, he
began pastoring the Bible Baptist Church of Lawton, OK. After
discharge from the Army, he remained as Pastor of this church and to
this time (1974) has enjoyed a fruitful pastorage with these people.
SEACRIST, MARY ALICE
. b. Sept. 7, 1955 at Lawton, OK. Mary Alice attended
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School, Tomlinson Jr. High School
and Lawton High School. Mary Alice's talent for music was used in
many public groups--assemblies and singing contests. She has won
three contest awards. She plays the organ and piano and is active
in church work. Mary Alice is now enrolled in Baptist Bible
College, Springfield, Missouri.
[S1115]. m. Rufus Deitz.
SHACKELFORD, CHARLES TULLY
[S11455]. b. August 10, 1908 at Lookout, WV; res. 319 W. Maple
Ave., Fayetteville, WV; m. Dec. 24, 1936 to Hester Jane Deitz.
Charles Tully Shackelford was born at Lookout, WV, son of Charles
Wesley Shackelford and Mackie Tully. He received early education at
Lookout, Sandstone and Ansted, WV. He received an A. B. Degree from
Creighton Univ. Omaha, NE and Masters Degree in Agriculture and
Mechanical Engineering at VPI, Blacksburg, VA. He taught school in
Fayette County, WV for 5 years. He became 4-H Club Agent of Fayette
County, in 1935. He served in the U. S. Army for 4 years.
Charles became Manager of Rural Developing Council of Beckley, WV
and served 14 years. He entered Plastic Business in 1967 and is now
Vice President of S. & H. Plastic Co. and Manager of 4D
Manufacturing Co. of Glenville, WV and Windsor, Canada.
SHAFFER, EILEEN EMMA
[S13515]. m. Joseph Edward Deitz.
[S11145]. m. Hallie E. Deitz.
SHARP, GEORGE [S1832].
m. Launa Deitz; bur. End of Trail, Greenbrier
LUNA BELLE . m. Melvin Brader
SHAWVER, THEOPHILUS SMITHSON [S1714].
b. Nov. 21, 1867; m. Rebecca Louisa Deitz.
SHILLING, WILLIAM [S182]. b. Nov. 7, 1832; m.
Aug. 20, 1857 to Elizabeth Deitz.
SIMONSEN, ARNOLD JACOB
[S114231]. b. May 13, 1930 at Evanston, IL; m. Sept. 5, 1964 to Mary
Frances Deitz. Arnold J. Simonsen grew up in Glenview, IL. Family
in wholesale nursery stock business. His father immigrated from
Jutland, Denmark, as a young man and his mother is of Danish
descent, but born in Chicago. When his father retired, Arnold and
his brother, Howard, remained in the nursery business in Mount
Prospect, IL. Arnold attended Michigan State Univ. He is a 32nd
Degree Mason. He is a Florida Real Estate Broker, Ft. Lauderdale,
FL during winters months. He conducts his nursery business during
the spring, summer and fall months.
[S1812241]. m. Dec. 31,
1944 to Dan Phillip Deitz.
SIZEMORE, EUGENE ESTELL [S181282].
b. July 30, 1932 at Caldwell, WV; m. Jan. 16, 1965 to Betty Lou Deitz.
Eugene was born in Caldwell and graduated from White Sulphur High
School in 1951. He joined the U. S. Air Force in 1952 and
was discharged in 1956. He worked for Greenbrier Airport in
White Sulphur Springs until 1970 when he transferred to Roanoke,
VA. He is presently (1974) employed as a mechanic for
SKAGGS, RUSSELL HANSFORD [S1l4451]. m. Sept. 8,
1941 to Virginia Dare (Jackie) Deitz. They had no children of their
own but adopted a girl, the daughter of Mackie Jewell Deitz Crist.
SLEDD, JOSEPH HOBSON, Jr.
. b. Aug. 31, 1933 at White Sulphur Springs, WV; m. Oct. 10, 1964 to Sandra
SLEDD, LEAH FRANCES . b. April 15, 1927 at
Fayetteville, WV; m. Aug. 15,
1948 to Charles Legg. Children: Alan, Sandra, and Karen Gail.
[S175332]. b. At Meadow Bridge, WV; m. Sept. 15, 1950 to Edith Margarett Deitz.
Deceased. At the time of his marriage, Mr. Smith was a Joy operator
for Delmont Peerless Coal Co., Summersville, WV. In Feb. 1951, the
mine closed and the Smiths moved to Fayette Co., WV where he
operated coal machines until spring. At that time, the family moved
to Canton, Ohio. There he became an employee of Republic Steel
Corp. His position (in 1974) was Mill Inspector. This assignment
made him responsible for the quality of steel released to
customers. He was a personable husband and father to his wife and
two adopted children; Nora Catherine and Wesley Enoch.
[S175322]. b. April 18, 1935 at Wilmington, DE; m. May 26, 1962 to Dr. John William
Dietz. Carol Anne Smith was born and reared in Wilmington,
Delaware. She graduated with honors from Alexis I. DuPont High
School in 1952. She attended the University of Miami in Coral
Gables, FL where she received her Degree in music in 1956. She then
took a secretarial position with the DuPont Company in Wilmington,
Delaware and remained there until her marriage to Dr. John William
Dietz on May 26, 1962. When not occupied with homemaking, Carol
enthusiastically takes off in pursuit of musical and theatrical
activities, arts and crafts and competitive tennis.
EVERETTE HAROLD, SR
[S135153]. b. Feb. 5, 1941 at South Charleston, WV; m. Sept. 10, 1965 to Margaret Naomi Deitz. Everette
Harold Smith, Sr. was reared in South Charleston. He installs
carpet and other floor coverings. He also worked in the coal
mines. He married Sept. 1965 and moved to Greenbrier County in July
1969. He likes to hunt and raise registered Blue Tick dogs.
SMITH, HENRY [S1835]. m. Arnetta Deitz
SMITH, NORA CATHERINE. . b. April 20, 1963
at.Canton, OH .
SMITH, STACY ANN . b. April 28, 1971 at
SMITH, VERL L. . b. Feb. 9, 1931 at East
Rainelle, WV; m. Jan., 9, 1963 to Catherine Stessel.
[S114222]. b. Feb. 6, 1931 at Hico, WV; m. June 23, 1951 to Luther Cecil Deitz. Virgie Lee
graduated from Nuttall High School, Lookout, WV in 1950.
SMITH, WESLEY ENOCH . b. May 25, 1965 at
Canton, OH. Adopted
[S11414]. b. March 19, 1912 at Cowie, Scotland; m. May 29, 1964 to Owen
SPENSER, BESSIE MAY [S1733]. res. Richwood, WV;
m. Nov. 22, 1899 to Emerson Ellis Deitz.
STEELE, MANNING [S11146]. m. Marjorie Deitz.
STEMPLE, ALICE ELIZABETH [S17537]. b. Aug. 6, 1914 at
Elkins, WV; m. June 1, 1939 to Albert Dietz; d. 1998. Alice
Elizabeth Stemple, first child of Forrest Wilbur and Grace Townsend
Stemple, was born Aug. 6, 1914. She has one sister, Margaret
Stemple, MD of Morgantown, WV and one brother, David T. Stemple,
Charleston, WV. Alice's father, who was a Professor of Education at
WVU, received his Doctor's Degree in Education at Cornell Univ. and
served as Dean of the College of Education during his last few years
before retirement. Her mother was the daughter of Dr. Frank S.
Townsend, a minister of the Methodist Church. Alice graduated from
WVU in 1936 with a B. S. in Education and a school Librarian's
Certificate. During the next four and a half years, she served as
school librarian in the Iaeger High School in McDowell Co., WV and
in Nicholas County High in Summersville, WV. In 1939, she married
Albert Dietz, who was at that time teaching at Nicholas County High
School. In 1942, their first child, David Nathan, was born,
followed by Richard Albert in 1943. Soon after that, they moved to
Columbus, Ohio, where Albert attended Ohio State Univ. Susan, the
first daughter, was born there in 1947, and Albert received his
Doctorate from Ohio State Univ. the following year. The family then
moved back to WV where Albert was employed and there Allan Stemple
was born in 1950 and Martha in 1952. In 1955, Alice resumed her
library work in Lynchburg, VA, where she and two other librarians
set up the first Elementary School Libraries under the supervision
of Supt of Schools, Paul Munro. In 1959, the Dietz family moved to
Westfield, N. J. and Stevan Sage was born there at the end of that
year. The following year, Alice again resumed library work as a
Junior High Librarian in a Westfield school. In 1961, unhappy with
life in the New York area, the Dietz family moved to Wadsworth,
Ohio, and Alice obtained a position in the Coventry Junior High
School. A year later, Alice became librarian at Wadsworth Junior
[S1812721]. b. Aug. 20, 1947 in Washington, DC; m. June 8, 1969 to James Alfred
Birmingham. One child; Laura Lee. Imogene graduated from high
school and from Maryland Univ. with honors. She is finishing a
Nursing Course in Baltimore Medical School. She is an active member
of the Baptist Church. At present, she is a nurse in Intensive Care
at Walter Reed Hospital.
[S11456]. b. March 6, 1917 at Dickinson, WV; m. July 14, 1939 to Clarence Wilson Deitz.
Virginia Helen was born in Dickinson, WV. Here she did her
elementary school work and went to Chelyan Jr. High and East Bank
Sr. High School. She finished a ten-month course at C.C.C. at
Charleston, WV. She then went to work at the Pure Oil Refinery at
Cabin Creek, WV.
STOUT, DELBERT SHERMAN
[S111132]. b. Dec. 11, 1915 at Landisburg, WV; m. Dec. 13, 1937 to Etta Loreine Kessler.
Public Accountant. One child, Diana Sue Stout. She married J. A.
STOUT, DIANE SUE .
STOVER, ALYSSA LOUISE . b. November 29, 2008L8.
STOVER, JASON ALLEN [S1753393]. b. April 26, 1976; m.
December 11, 1998 to Natalie Ruth Deitz. Jason works in
STULL, JESSE JENEVA
[S181]. (2nd wife) m. Philip Elias Deitz.
STULL, MARY LOUISE
[S1812]. m. Robert Allen Deitz.
[S11431]. b. April 15, 1887; m. Nannie Eva Deitz; d. June 16,
THOMAS, HAROLD HIGH
[S114471]. b. Nov. 1, 1919 at Charleston, WV; res. Box 565
Gauley Bridge, WV; m. Aug. 17, 1941 to Evelyn Estelle Kincaid.
Harold High Thomas attended school at Charleston and Gauley Bridge;
graduated from high school 1939. He was active in school band and
jazz dance band and Thespian Club, and appeared in many school
productions. He worked in his grandfather's garage and ushered in
Gauley Theater. Mr. Thomas was a member of Gauley Bridge Baptist
Church, the Ammiel Class; member of Masonic Lodge, No. 64 A. F. and
A. M.; Montgomery Chapter No. 47 R.A.M. Beni Kedem Shrine,
Charleston, WV; Past Patron Guiding Star Chapter No. 72; Gauley
Bridge Lions Club; now serving 2nd term of office as Master of G. B.
Lodge No. 64, A. F. and A. M., 1972-1973 and 1973-1974. He spent
much time with architect on plans for the new Lodge building. He
served on the jury duty several times. He is a Trustee of Gauley
Bridge Fire Department.
THOMAS, KAREN MARIE
. b. May 2, 1973 at Charleston, WV.
THOMAS, LOTTIE VIRGINIA
[S1753]. b. Aug. 2, 1879D5 in Nicholas County, WV;
res. Mt. Lookout, WV; m. March 31, 1901 to Franza Leonadus
Deitz; d. July 3, 1972D4; bur. Mt. Pleasant Baptist
Church Cemetery.D5 Lottie's mother, Margurite Thomas,
died when Lottie was five years old. At this tragic time, Lottie
went to live with her Uncle and Aunt, Amos and Jerushia Halstead, at
Pool, WV. Her father, James Thomas remarried in a few years but
Lottie continued to make her home with the Halsteads until her
marriage to Franza L. Deitz in March 1901. To this Union were born
eight children. Lottie spent most of her long adult life in the
community of Mt. Lookout. She was a faithful, active and loyal
member of the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. Her life was a busy
one, working twelve to fifteen hours a day, yet was never too busy
that she could not show compassion to her children or lend a willing
hand to help a needy neighbor.
THOMAS, TEDDY WAYNE
[S181283]. b. April 14, 1948 at Kanawha County Thomas Memorial
June 28, 1970 to Carol Sue Deitz. Teddy Wayne Thomas graduated from
Alderson High School, Greenbrier Co., WV in June of 1966. He worked
during and after high school at Meredith Gulf Station. He went to
work for Perry and Hilton Strip Mining in 1968 and began working for
Hobert Mining & Construction Co. in 1973.
TOOTLE, COL. VERNON MARCUS
[S181271]. b. Sept. 29, 1917; res. Zwebrucken, Germany--Hgs. U.
S. AMMAE, APO, New York City, 09052; m. Jan. 1, 1953 to Faye Medora
Deitz. Two children: Vernon Marcus, Jr. and Nancy Lynn.
[S11444]. b. Sept. 25, 1908 at McComas, WV; res. P. 0. Box 114,
Gauley Bridge, WV; m. June 27, 1929 to Hamer Alderson Deitz.
Mathalda Trent Deitz attended New River State College and began
teaching in 1925. She taught in Fayette County, WV, for forty five
years, nineteen of which were in primary schools and twenty-six in
secondary schools. During her teaching career, she belonged to
Classroom Teachers Association and National Education Association.
She was a member of the Gauley Bridge Methodist Church and a
life-time member of the Woman's Society of Christian Service of the
Church. Her lifetime hobby has been collecting dishes, particularly
old patterned glass and cut glass. Her collection is one of the
largest in the state.
TUCKWILLER, AMANDA MAE .
b. June 24, 1881; m. Samuel Stewart Via; d. May 7,
TUCKWILLER, DAVID ALEXANDER . b. Aug. 4,
1875; m (lst) Lizzie Jones, (2nd) Gertrude Carr; d. Dec. 8, 1951
TUCKWILLER, FRANK SIDNEY . b. Oct. 28,
1885; m. Flora Lenora Knapp; d. Dec. 29, 1965.
TUCKWILLER, HOMER EVERETTE
. b. Feb. 16, 1890; res. Asbury, WV; m. Oct. 28, 1918 to
TUCKWILLER, JAMES MARION
. b. July 19, 1869 in Greenbrier Co.; m. Nora Keeny; d. Feb.
[S186]. b. Oct. 12, 1841; m. Martha Ellen Deitz; d. Feb. 9,
TUCKWILLER, LOU ELIZABETH . b. July 6,
1883; m. John Everette Via; d. Aug. 12, 1969.
TUCKWILLER, MINNIE ANN
. b. June 24, 1887; m. George Hughart; d. Aug. 14, 1956.
TUCKWILLER, WILLIAM ROBERT
. b. Aug. 23, 1872; m. Margaret Edith
Hudson; d. April 25, 1960.
[S11112]. res. Hico, WV; m. William Addison Deitz--Teacher.
TURNER, ALLISON KAY
[S1753213]. b. May 22, 1970 at Barnesville, OH; m. Oct. 26, 1996 at Woodsfield, OH to John
UNDERWOOD, C. T.
[S1736]. m. Jessie Ettie Deitz. (Her second
HORN, PAUL HENRY
[S173484]. b. Oct. 16, 1945 at Quitman, MS; m. June 8, 1968 to Janice Sue Andrews.
Paul Henry is a graduate of French Camp Academy, French Camp, MS.
He graduated from King's College, Briarcliff Manor, NY and has a
Degree in Christian Education. He is a graduate of Covenant
Theological Seminary, St. Louis, MO; served as Asst. Chaplain in
Missouri Baptist Hospital in Clinical Pastoral Education Program;
presently (1974) Pastor of Fairlea and New Lebanon A. R.
Presbyterian Churches. He is President of Fairlea Ruritan Club and
President of Eastern Greenbrier Ministerial Association.
JOHN EVERETTE [S1866]. m. Lou Elizabeth Tuckwiller.
[S1865]. b. June 10, 1881. m. Amanda Mae Tuckwiller; d. July 20,
VINEY, MARY [S113]. b. Nov. 6, 1831; m. Jones
Garrison Deitz; d. April 4, 1904.
WACHUB, JANE [S1]. Wife of William Dietz, Sr.,
and matriarch of the Clan.
WADDELL, NORMA MAE [S1C562]. b. Feb. 2, 1923; m. March 17, 1951 to
William Parrish Dietz.
WAGAND, JUDITH LYNN [S1113112]. b. March
15, 1945 at Freeport, IL; m. June 7, 1963 to David Wade Deitz.
WALKUP, CHERYL ANN
. b. Sept. 30, 1957.A18c
WALKUP, DAVIS LEE
. b. June 9, 1953.A18c
WALKUP, EUGENE ALLEN
. b. July 28, 1960, Brilliant, OH.A18c
WALKUP, JOHN FRENCH
b. Aug. 10, 1922 at Ramsey, WV; m. Oct. 24, 1949 to Dena Lea McClung. John French Walkup
attended Gwinn school, Ansted High School, served in Navy, worked in
coal mines and is now working in an Alloy Plant in Brilliant, OH. He
is a member of Mt. Zion Church at Ramsey, WV. He is married and
father of four boys and one girl. One son, Ralph, was in the Navy
four years and spent l 1/2 years in Alaska. Another son is with the
Marines. The other three children are in high school (1974) in
WALKUP, JOHN RALPH . b. July 8, 1951; m.
Nov. 7, 1971 Debbie Jean Phillips; one child; spent 18 months in
Navy; now living in San Diego.A18c
WALKUP, PAUL EDWARD . b. March 9, 1956.A18c
[S11445]. b. Aug. 5, 1902; m. June 26, 1923 to Lonnie
WALKUP, WILLIAM FRENCH
. b. July 20,1950; stillborn.A18c
WALKUP, WILMER AUGUSTUS
[S11621]. b. Aug. 3, 1885 at Deitz, WV; res. Ansted, WV;
m. Nov. 27, 1919 to Nora DeitzA18c; d. March 31, 1945;
bur. Deitz Cemetery. Wilmer A. Walkup was a farmer and a
carpenter. He served his church as Sunday School Superintendent and
Sunday School Teacher. He was a good citizen.
WEBB, OPAL LUCRETIA [S162131]. b. July 11, 1917
at Akron, OH; res. 4353 Newport Ave., Baltimore, MD; m. Feb. 2,
1935 to Willard Loraine Deitz.
KITTY [S17561]. m. Leon Leland McClung.
WENDELL, HENRY [S1719].
m. Priscilla Agnes Deitz; bur. Janet Cemetery,
WHITE, CATHERINE . b. 1868.
WHITE, CHARLES . b. 1855.
WHITE, FREDERICK . b. 1875.
WHITE, HENRY . b. 1863.
WHITE, JOHN . b. 1860.
WHITE, PETER C. . b. 1871.
WHITE, RICHARD [S122]. b. 1824.
WHITE, SARA A. . b. 1857.
[S1162]. b. Nov. 16, 1871 at Leander, WV; m. June 27, 1891 to
Clowney Walls Deitz; d. Oct. 5, 1934; bur. Deitz Cemetery. Oma
White was well loved by all who knew her and was a good neighbor and
a friend in need. After the death of her husband, Clowney Deitz,
she later married Clowney Champe who was named for Clowney Deitz.
The Champes had six children; John, Mary, Tonetia, Tillie, Celeste
and Woodrow. She was a good wife and good neighbor.
WILLIAMS, BRIANNE LEIGH
[142141414/181212414]. b. May 22, 1987 at Fairlea, WV.
WILLIAMS, JENNIFER LYNN
[142141413/181212413]. b. Aug. 12, 1985 at Fairlea, WV.
WILLIAMS, MINNIE VIRGINIA
[S1622]. m. James Watts Deitz.
WILLIAMS, R. F.
[S1811]. m. Matilda Deitz.
WISE, RUBY [S16262]. b. Jan. 6, 1911 at Leslie
AR; res. P. 0. Box 104, Clewiston, FL; m. Dec. 10, 1927 to Lake
. m. _______ McQuerry. Four children.
[S1133]. m. Martha J. Deitz. One child, Mae.
WORLLEDGE J. ROBERT [S1717]. m. Laura Jance
Deitz; bur. Mt. Gilead Cemetery, Pool, WV. No children.
WRIGHT, WILLIAM MCKINLEY [S173321]. b. July 7,
1926 at Hagerstown, MD; m. June 19, 1954 to Nancy Jean Cook.
Degrees: B. S. Juniata College, 1950; M.A. Teachers
College, Columbia Univ. 1951; Ed. D. Teachers College Columbia
Resident Counselor--City College of N. Y., 1950-51
Assistant Dean of Students--Juniata College, 1951-52
Men’s Resident Program--Pratt Institute, 1952-53
Assistant Director of King's Crown Activities,
Assistant Dean of Men--Bowling Green State Univ. 1955-57.
Assistant Dean of Students, DePauw University, 1957-60
Associate Dean of Students, DePauw University 1960-66
of Students ------------------- 1966
Greencastle Chamber of Comerce (Former Board member)
Greencastle Kiwanis Club (Former Board Member)
Co. Comprehensive Health Planning (Vice Chairman)
Covered Bridge Girls Scout Council (District Chairman)
Cross Basic First Aid Instructor
Christian Church--Chairman of Education Commission
ZIMMERMAN, BETTY [S111432]. b. Oct. 26, 1930;
m. Nov. 27, 1951 to Charles Lewis Comer. They were married by
Rev. Gus Ramsey.