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Elliot Burton Tolliver
and Henrietta Ritter Wright

Elliot Burton Litewell Tolliver b 21 Sept 1871 Letcher Co KY d 22 Dec 1933; killed by a truck driven by Emil Clay age 21 years; buried Thornton Cemetery, Letcher Co KY; s/o Melvin Burton Tolliver and Arminda Baker. Elliot Burton Tolliver m. 12 Jul 1894 to Henrietta Wright b 21 Sept 1876 Baker, Letcher Co KY d 15 Oct 1961 Letcher Co KY; s/o William S Wright Luntz and Lettie Bates. Children of Elliot Burton Tolliver and Henrietta Ritter Wright;

1. Lettie Tolliver b abt 1896 KY d 9 Nov 1989 Letcher Co KY; m. (1) to Blaine Collins b 8 Sept 1887 KY d 12 Jun 1904 Letcher Co KY; buried Babe Ison Cemetery, Isom, Letcher Co KY. Lettie Tolliver m. (2) to Andrew J Leach b 11 Apr 1887 d 19 Oct 1977 Breathitt Co KY

2. Melvin Tolliver b abt 1897 KY

3. Nannie Tolliver b abt 1899 KY; m. abt 1915 to Henry L Duncil b 1886 d 6 Jun 1947 Letcher Co KY; s/o Loranza Duncil and Malissa Miller. Children of Henry L Duncil and Nannie Tolliver; i. Macie Duncil b 11 Aug 1915 d 28 Apr 2004 Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY; buried Green Acres Cemetery, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY; m. Raymond C Warf b 8 Jun 1910 d 31 Oct 1970 Letcher Co KY. ii. Bonnie Duncil 24 Oct 1922 Letcher Co KY d 4 Jul 2013 Letcher Co KY; m. 21 Oct 1939 Letcher Co KY to Rufus McKinley Holbrook b 14 Jan 1915 Letcher Co KY d 28 Jan 2001 Letcher Co KY; buried Green Acres Cemetery, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY; s/o Abbott Holbrook and Clementine Tolliver. iii. Ellis Duncil b 2 Nov 1924 Knott Co KY d 6 Aug 2008 Pikeville, Pike Co KY; buried Green Acres Cemetery, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY; m. Female Quillen. iv. Raymond Duncil v. Melvin Duncil vi. Judson Duncil (Nannie is listed in the 1910 census as 11 years of age. She can't have married Henry Duncil in 1900 because that would make her 1 year of age when she married him).

4. Arminta Tolliver b 3 Nov 1901 Kona, Letcher Co KY d 9 Nov 1990 Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY; buried Whitaker Cemetery, Whitaker, Letcher Co KY; m. Sept 1913 (12 years of age?) to Henry Bates b 5 Sept 1892 d 1 Jul 1974 Letcher Co KY; s/o Robert Bates and Elizabeth Bentley.

5. Frona Tolliver (aka Frosom) b abt 1904 KY; m. Male Slemp. Frona Tolliver m. 30 Jun 1921 Letcher Co KY to Arlie Back

6. George Tolliver b abt 1907 KY

7. Millard Tolliver b 25 Oct 1907 Letcher Co KY d 4 Jun 1994 Thomasville NC; buried Green Acres Cemetery, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY; m. Ruth Rainy

8. Carrie Tolliver b 1910 d Mar 2004 Williamsburg, Whitley Co KY; m. Victor Carl Banks b 30 Jun 1905 Letcher Co KY d 17 Jun 1981 Letcher Co KY; s/o Samuel Preston Banks and Mary Angeline Blair.

9. Verna Tolliver b 13 Aug 1912 d 5 Jan 2005 Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY; m. 30 Nov 1932 Wise Co VA to Mayo Holbrook b 6 Jan 1910 Letcher Co KY d 19 Jul 2006 Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY; s/o Abbott Holbrook and Clementine Tolliver.

10. Roy Tolliver b abt 1915 KY

11. Joseph Tolliver b abt 1918 KY


1910 Letcher Co KY Census Elkhorn ED 146
4 4 Toliver Burton Head M W 37 M1 16 KY KY KY Farmer
4 4 Toliver Ritter Wife F W 33 M1 16 7 7 KY KY KY
4 4 Toliver Lettie daughter F W 14 S KY KY KY
4 4 Toliver Melvin Son M W 13 S KY KY KY
4 4 Toliver Nannie daughter F W 11 S KY KY KY
4 4 Toliver Arminda daughter F W 9 S KY KY KY
4 4 Toliver Frona daughter F W 7 S KY KY KY
4 4 Toliver George Son M W 4 S KY KY KY
4 4 Toliver Milliard Son M W 2 S KY KY KY


1920 Letcher Co KY Census Democrat ED 62
2 2 Tolliver L B Head M W 47 M KY TN KY Farmer
2 2 Tolliver Ritter Wife F W 43 M KY KY KY
2 2 Tolliver Frosom Daughter F W 16 S KY KY KY
2 2 Tolliver George Son M W 13 S KY KY KY
2 2 Tolliver Millard Son M W 11 S KY KY KY
2 2 Tolliver Carrie Daughter F W 9 S KY KY KY
2 2 Tolliver Vernie Daughter F W 7 S KY KY KY
2 2 Tolliver Roy Son M W 5 S KY KY KY
2 2 Tolliver Joseph Son M W 2 S KY KY KY


Mountain Eagle, Whitesburg, Ky., January 11, 1934
Young Man Held In Truck Accident

Young Emil Clay, about 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Clay, who was driving the truck that struck L Burt Tolliver about two weeks ago causing his death, was arrested this week and brought before Judge Adams for examining trial. The warrant charges murder.


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