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Emery Rolls & Ann Alberta Thornton

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Family Group Report

Husband

 Emery Rolls

  (day-mo-year) Place -- City; Township; County; State; Country [Source]
Birth 28 Nov 1894  Fairmont, Marion, West Virginia  (birth date/place from death-certificate)
Marriage 6 Mar 1916  Fairmont, Marion, West Virginia  [ marriage-license page 368 ]
Death 1 Sep 1941  Fairmont, Marion, West Virginia  [ death certificate# 15061 ]
Burial  Maple Grove Cemetery, Fairmont, Marion, West Virginia  [ Find-a-Grave Memorial# 114547129 ]
his Father  Theodore Rolls  (1873-1942)
his Mother  Agnes Jane Martin  (1875-1955)
Notes about Husband: cause-of-death: Cancer of the throat (age 46y-10m-3d)
Wife

 Ann Alberta Thornton

  (day-mo-year) Place -- City; Township; County; State; Country [Source]
Birth Feb 1895  Jefferson, West Virginia  (birth mo/year from 1900 census; birth county from marriage-license)
Death    
Burial  
her Father  Richard Thornton  (married Rose Whiting on 25 Dec 1888 in Jefferson, WV, page 114, line 123)
her Mother  Rose Whiting
Notes about Wife: In the 1959 Fairmont City Directory, Alberta Rolls was living at 319 Quarry Av.
Children (day-mo-year) Place -- City; Township; County; State [Source] Spouse
1 M Theodore Emery Rolls, Jr. b 31 Jul 1916 (full birth-date on tombstone)  
m      
d 27 Jan 1985 (full death-date on tombstone) bur: Maple Grove Cem.
2 F Rose Agnes Rolls b 26 Mar 1920 Fairmont, Marion, WV    
m 31 Dec 1941    Theodore W. Cousins
d 30 Jul 2006 Washington, D.C.   bur: Maple Grove Cem.
Notes about Children: Aviator Rose Agnes Rolls Cousins was the first black woman to become a solo pilot in the Civilian Pilot Training Program at West Virginia State College (now University).

Census Analysis

Head of Household:  Emery Rolls Spouse:  Ann Alberta Thornton
Date / Place of Birth:  1894 / Marion, WV Date / Place of Birth:  1895 / Jefferson, WV
Date / Place of Death:  1941 / Marion, WV Date / Place of Death:  
Marriage Date / Place:  1916 / Marion, WV
1900 ST WV COUNTY:  Marion ED ED:51; Union Dist, Fairmont 1st Ward Pg# Sheet 2A
5-year-old Emry Rolls is with his parents, Theadore Rolls (age 27) and Agnes Rolls (age 24)
1900 ST WV COUNTY:  Jefferson ED ED:39; Charles Town Pg# Sheet 18B
5-year-old Alberta Thornton (born Feb 1895) is with her mother, Rose Thornton (age 29) & 2 brothers; Robert (10) & Whiten (1).
They are "Lodgers" in the Edward & Rachael Johnson household.
1910 ST WV COUNTY:  Ohio ED ED:103; Clay District, Wheeling City 2nd Ward Pg# Sheet 10A
15-year-old Emery Rolls is with his parents, Theadore Rolls (age 36) and Agnes Rolls (age 34)
1910 ST WV COUNTY:  Jefferson ED ED:50; Charles Town Pg# Sheet 8B
14-year-old Alberta Thornton is with her mother, Rose V. Williams (age 35) and step-father: John H. Williams (age 32)
Siblings: Robert (20), Norman (18) & James Thornton (16) and half brother, Wilber Williams (age 5).
1920 ST WV COUNTY:  Marion ED ED: 22; Fairmont, 5th Ward Pg# Sheet 2A
Name (Relationship) Age BP Parent's BPs; Occupation / Additional Information
Rolls, Emery (head) 25 WV MD-WV; married; Baggage Master, Railroad; Owns-home, mortgaged
", Alberta (wife) 23 WV WV-WV; married
", Emery, Jr. (son) 3-5/12 WV WV-WV
634 Marion Street; Lines 24-26; Enum-Dwelling #32; Enum-Family #33
1930 ST WV COUNTY:  Marion ED ED:25-8; Fairmont City, 7th Ward Pg# Sheet 19A
Name (Relationship) Age BP Parent's BPs; Occupation / Additional Information
Ralls, Emery (head) 34 WV WV-WV; married; age-21-at-1st-mar; Barber, Barber Shop; Owns-home $2000.
", Alberta (wife-H) 32 WV WV-WV; married; age-20-at-1st-marriage
", Emery, Jr. (son) 12 WV WV-WV; attended school during the year
", Rose A. (dau) 9 WV WV-WV; attended school during the year
Williams, Rose (m-in-law) 59 WV WV-WV; widow
634 Monroe Street; Lines 33-37; Enum-Dwelling #107; Enum-Family #108
1940 ST WV COUNTY:  Marion ED ED:25-39; Lincoln District, Carolina Pg# Sheet 16A
Name (Relationship) Age BP Additional Information
Rolls, Emory (head) 45 WV grade H-1; lived in Fairmont, Marion, WV in 1935
", Alberta (wife) 42 WV grade 8; lived in Fairmont, Marion, WV in 1935
", Rose A. (dau) 20 WV grade C-3; lived in Fairmont, Marion, WV in 1935
Lines 37, 38 & 40; Household #302; Rents-home, $13

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