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Roscoe Vanover
and Martha Potter

1906 Photo L-R Back: Grace, Mary "Elizabeth", Marcella, Matilda, Roscoe. L-R Front: Florence, Judge Roscoe Vanover Holding Palmer, Martha Potter Vanover Holding Robert, and Russell Vanover. Children Not in Photo and Born After Photo Taken: Curtis, Maxine, and Thomas Vanover.

Roscoe Vanover Sr
Martha Potter Vanover

Roscoe Vanover
and Martha Potter

Roscoe Vanover b 7 Sept 1863 Wise Co VA d 18 Sept 1927 Pikeville, Pike Co KY; s/o John "Huffy John" Vanover and Keziah "Kizzie" Landreth. Roscoe Vanover was a school teacher, a lawyer and a judge. Roscoe Vanover m. 10 Sept 1885 to Martha Potter b 23 May 1869 Hylton Letcher Co KY d 23 May 1938 Pikeville, Pike Co KY at the home of her son, Russell Vanover. Martha was the daughter of John Boone Potter and Sookie Ellen Sanders. Children of Roscoe Vanover and Martha Potter;

1. Matilda Vanover b 9 Nov 1886 Hylton, Pike Co KY d May 1969 Claremore, Rogers Co OK; m. 1907 to John B Whitt b 18 Jun 1885 d 15 Jul 1968 Blair, Jackson Co OK. He was a lawyer.

2. Marcella Vanover b 6 Feb 1889 Hylton, Pike Co KY d 18 Jan 1964; m. Richard Harrison Cooper b 14 Jul 1864 d 17 Sept 1924; s/o Archibald Prater Cooper and Mary Polly Manerva Litteral. Children of Richard Harrison Cooper and Marcella Vanover;

i. Garnette Cooper (female)

ii. Grace Cooper m. Charles Osborne.

Richard Harrison Cooper m. Jennie May b Jan 1877; d/o Flym P May and Sarah Collinsworth. Children of Richard Harrison Cooper and Jennie May;

i. Vivian Cooper.

ii. Pauline Cooper; m. Unknown Martin.

iii. Errol Loyd Cooper; m. Pearl Unknown. Children of Errol Loyd Cooper and Pearl Unknown; I. John Richard Cooper II. Errol Loyd Cooper Jr.

iv. Madge Cooper b May 1898; m. Graden Hambrick.

v. Gladys Cooper b Feb 1900; m. Edgar Stephens.

3. Mary Elizabeth Vanover b 27 Apr 1891 Hylton, Pike Co KY d 20 Oct 1980 Tulsa, Tulsa Co OK; m. John Weddington b 8 Jan 1891 d Jan 1968 Tulsa, Tulsa Co OK. Children of John Weddington and Mary Elizabeth Vanover;

i. John Lawrence Weddington b 9 Nov 1918 d Jan 1986 TX.

ii. Charles Hager Weddington

iii. Anna Mae Weddington

4. Roscoe Vanover Jr (also a lawyer) b 6 Sept 1893 Hylton, PIke Co KY d about 1966 OH; m. 1927 to Virginia Breeding.

5. Gracie Vanover b 8 Sept 1895 Hylton KY d 1975 Pike Co KY; m. Ike Adkins. Children of Ike Adkins and Gracie Vanover;

i. Richard Adkins

ii. Roscoe Adkins

iii. Ralph Adkins

iv. Eleanor Adkins

v. Marcella Adkins

5. Russell Vanover b 22/27 Aug 1897 Hylton KY d 11 Jan 1984 Pikeville, Pike Co KY; m. about 1920 Pet Beliter. Children of Russell Vanover and Pet Beliter;

i. Male Vanover

ii. Russell Vanover Jr

iii. Peggy Vanover

Russell Vanover b 27 Aur 1897; m. after 1939 to (2) Opal Unknown. Children of Russell Vanover and Opal Unknown;

i. Billie Marlene Vanover m. Unknown Adkins

ii. Betty Vanover m. Unknown Bartley

6. Florence Mae Vanover b 7 Aug 1899 Pikeville, KY d 18 Apr 1978 St Petersburg, FL; m. 19 Jan 1918 Pikeville, Pike Co KY (divorced) to Edward "Ed" Franklin Williams b 23 Mar 1893 Ashe Co NC d 19 Mar 1970 East Point, GA; buried WV; s/o Thomas Franklin Williams and Margaret Ellen "Maggie" Shoaf. Eward Ed Franklin Williams was a traveling salesman most of his life and he was a soldier in WWI. Children of Edward Ed Franklin Williams and Florence Mae Vanover;

i. Female Williams

ii. Female Williams

Edward "Ed" Franklin Williams m. about 1935 to (2) Murel Perdue.

Edward "Ed" Franlin Williams m. about 1950 to (3) Dorothy Law.

Florence Mae Vanover m. about 1939 to (2) John Mackall Geddes b 27 Apr 1889 Greene Co IN d Oct 1987 Shelbyville, KY; s/o Samuel Herbert Geddes and Sarah Ellen Mackall. (John was a farmer and laborer).

John Mackall Geddes m. 6 Feb 1908 to 1st Lola Beatrice Bailey b 27 Jul 1891 Taylor Township, Greene Co IN d 24 Jul 1925 Bloomfield IN (died from kidney poisoning after childbirth and the baby died also. They were buried together.), d/o James B Bailey and Melissa Jane Anderson. Children of John Mackall Geddes and 1st Lola Beatrice Bailey;

i. Freida Ellen Geddes b 12 May 1915 Greene Co IN d 28 Nov 1999 IN m. 27 May 1936 Owen E Miller b 23 Jul 1911 Greene Co IN d 1978 Greene Co IN, s/o John Miller and Lula Dobbins. Owen was a mechanic. 2 Children; Female Miller and Male Miller.

ii. Herbert Bailey Geddes b 11 Oct 1918 Green Co IN d 1 Mar 1975 Louisville KY (forklift operator), m. 28 Dec 1946 Louisville KY to Oralee Williams (divorced 13 Dec 1957).

I. Female Geddes

II. Female Geddes

Herbert Bailey Geddes m. 1938 to (2) Irene Crites. Child of Herbert Bailey Geddes and Irene Crites;

I. Jerry Dean Geddes b 16 Jun 1938 Bloomfield IN d 25 Aug 2000 Gainesville FL (Sailor US Navy); m. 1960 to Helen Patricia Key. Children of Jerry Dean Geddes and Helen Patricia Key; I.i. Male Geddes I.ii. Female Geddes.

Jerry Dean Geddes m. Christina Unknown.

Herbert Bailey Geddes m. 2 Jun 1962 to 3rd Virginia Filson Valentine b 10 May 1910 d 11 Feb 1998.

iii. Infant Geddes b 24 Jul 1925 Green Co IN d 24 Jul 1925 Green Co IN

7. John Theodore Vanover b 9 Aug 1901 Pikeville KY d 12 Mar 1973 Pikeville, Pike Co KY (he was a barber); m. about 1920 to Erva Unknown. Child of John Theodore Vanover and Erva Unknown;

i. Male Vanover

John Theodore Vanover m. Jan 1924 to Alta Lockhart. Children of John Theodore Vanover and Alta Lockhart;

i. Hubert Vanover b 26 May 1926 KY d 21 Jul 1990 m. Unknown. Child; Hubert Vanover Jr.

ii. Dorothy Vanover m. Jack Marsh. Dorothy Vanover m. about 1947 to Jack May. Children of Jack May and Dorothy Vanover;

I. Theresa May (female)

II. Ella Jean May (female)

III. Jackie May (female)

iii. Johnny Vanover

iv. Martha Vanover

v. William Roscoe Vanover

vi. Monette Vanover

vii. Roger Vanover

viii. Mary Vanover

8. Palmer Vanover b 5 Jul 1903 Pikeville Pike Co KY d 12 Dec 1921 Boyd Co KY (died by gunshot).

9. Robert Burns Vanover b 21 Aug 1905 Pikeville, Pike Co KY d Apr 1977 OK; m. about 1920 KY to Maxine Unknown. Children of Robert Burns and Maxine Unknown;

i. Catherine Vanover

ii. Betty Vanover

Robert Burns Vanover m. about 1950 OK to Josephine Unknown. Children of Robert Burns Vanover nad Josephine Unknown;

i. Male Vanover.

ii. Male Vanover

Robert Burns Vanover m. (3) to Unknown. Child of Robert Burns Vanover and Unknown;

i. Male Vanover

10. Curtis Vanover b 23 Aug 1907 Pikeville, Pike Co KY d 28 May 1978 Southgate, Wayne Co MI; m. Iva Mae "Ivy" Roberts b 14 Aug 1901 WV d 11 Oct 1965 Lexington, Fayette Co KY; d/o John Calahan Roberts and Lucinda Sturgill. Children of Curtis Vanover and Iva Mae "Ivy" Roberts;

i. Helen Vanover; m. Male Hurst;. m. (2) to Harry Stanley Czabot b 31 Dec 1925 River Rouge, Wayne Co MI; s/o Harry Czabot and Parania Zagrocka.

ii. Wilma Jean Vanover b 14 Jun 1929; m. (1) to Male Berner; m. 14 Sept 1946 Pikeville, Pike Co KY to Emery Lee Mullins b 12 Feb 1928/29; s/o Henry Lee Mullins and Martha McCullough.

11. Maxine Vanover b 19 Jul 1909 Pikeville, Pike Co KY d 28 Feb 1991 Chilhowie, Washington Co VA; m. Huntington, Cabell Co WV to Howard Wesley Rash b 19 Oct 1906 d 3 Jan 1989, s/o Jesse Ellsworth Rash and Ida Geneva Shoaf. Maxine was a piano teacher. Children of Howard Wesley Rash and Maxine Vanover;

i. Donald Eugene Rash; m. Sally Jane Hutchinson. Children of Donald Eugene Rash and Sally Jane Hutchinson;

I. Laura Rash; m. David Hancock. Child of David Hancock and Laura Rash; I.i. David Travis Hancock

II. Mike Rash

III. Valerie Rash

ii. Robert Lewis Rash; m. Joan Query. Children of Robert Lewis Rash and Joan Query;

I. Nancy Rash

II. Brian Rash

12. Thomas Landreth Vanover b 3 Feb 1912 Pikeville, Pike Co KY d 26 Jan 1917 Pikeville, Pike Co KY died of pneumonia.


Obituary of Martha Potter Vanover

Obituary of Martha Potter Vanover; Mrs Martha Vanover, widow of the late Circuit Judge Roscoe Vanover who served this district in the early twenties, died at the home of a son, Russell Vanover, on Chloe Creek, at 2:40 o'clock Friday afternoon following an illness of six months with complications of ailments.

Mrs Vanover, sixty eight years old, was born near Hylton on May 23 1869 and was the daughter of Mr and Mrs John Boone Potter. Near Hylton on Sept 10, 1885, she was married to Roscoe Vanover, a prominent attorney of Pike County, who was elected circuit judge in 1920. Judge Vanover preceded her in death on Sept 18, 1927. Mrs. Vanover had been a member of the Christian Church for many years.

Surviving are five sons, Roscoe Vanover, Jr, John Vanover, Russell Vanover, Curtis Vanover and Bob Vanover, all of Pikeville; six daughters, Mrs J B Whitt and Mrs J F Weddington, of Claremore, Okla; Mrs Marcella Vanover Cooper and Mrs Florence Williams, of Pikeville; Mrs Ike Adkins, of Owsley, and Mrs H W Rash, of Bluefield, W VA;

Three brothers, George Potter, of West Liberty; Enoch Potter and John Morgan Potter, of Hylton, and two sisters, Mrs D W Greer of near Portsmouth, Ohio; and Mrs Susan Reece of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Funeral services were conducted at 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Christian Curch here with Rev E C Traylor and Rev Lee Ford officiating. Burial was in the family plot at the Pikeville cemetery.


Obituary Judge Roscoe Vanover

Judge Vanover Dies: Pikeville, Ky., Sept. 20, 1927 -- Hundreds of Pikeville citizens attended the funeral services for Judge Roscoe Vanover at the Christian Church here at 2 o'clock this afternoon. A tribute was paid to his life by Rv. V. E. Butterworth, pastor of the local church, add Rev. Alvis Ford of Fords branch. Judge Willis Staton adjourned Circuit court for the afternoon. Members of the bar were pall bearers. Judge Vanover was a former Circuit Judge for Letcher - Pike counties.


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