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  • ID: I52851
  • Name: Patricia Gail Wilson
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 4 DEC 1957 in Montgomery, Fayette County, West Virginia
  • Death: 19 SEP 1991 in Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia
  • Burial: 21 SEP 1991 High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill, Fayette COunty, West Virginia
  • _UID: B43E4C9DD238C64B94F52598C6ABC886FBFA
  • Note:
    Publication: The Charleston Daily Mail
    Published: Friday, September 20, 1991
    Headline: Injuries Kill Woman 2 Weeks After Fall
    A Fayette County woman died Thursday in a Charleston hospital of injuries suffered in a fall Sept. 2, officials said.
    Patricia Gail Roop, 33, of Oak Hill had been treated in Charleston Area Medical Center's General Division since the incident, which apparently occurred in the Thurmond area.
    The investigating officer, Deputy Keith Lester of the Fayette County Sheriff's Department, could not be reached for comment.
    She was born in Montgomery and was a homemaker.
    Surviving: husband, James B. Roop; son, Linus Gregory of Oak Hill; mother, Loretta Abbott Wilson of Oak Hill; brother, Franklin Thomas Wilson of Oak Hill; half-brothers, Lundy Ray Ellison of Columbia, S.C., Francis Ellison of Wilmington, Del.
    Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with the Rev. Bill Menefee officiating.
    Burial will be in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.
    Friends may call from 6:30 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

    Publication: The Charleston Gazette
    Published: Saturday, September 17, 1994
    Beckley (AP) - A man who says pollution in the New River killed his wife is suing the federal government. James Roop and his wife, Patricia, were picnicking in Fayette County near Thurmond on Sept. 1, 1991, when she fell headfirst from a 30-foot ledge into the river. The lawsuit, which seeks $5 million in damages, said park rangers moved the woman up the hillside because the river was contaminated. It does not identify the type of pollution. While Patricia Roop was hospitalized, toxins from the river caused her to develop a lung infection, the lawsuit said. She died on Sept. 19, 1991. Authorities knew the river was polluted but ignored the problem, the lawsuit said. Named in the lawsuit are: The National Park Service, Park Service Director Roger Kennedy, B.J. Griffith, the agency's mid-Atlantic regional director, and Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt. Roop named others in a similar lawsuit last year that was dismissed. Park officials declined comment on the case. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Beckley.

    Publication: The Charleston Gazette
    Published: Wednesday, April 12, 1995
    Headline: CDC Confirms Case Of Flesh-Eating Bacteria
    Beckley - A federal magistrate recommended dismissing a lawsuit that contends a woman contracted a fatal lung infection when she fell into a tributary of the New River. Mary Feinberg's recommendation will be reviewed by a federal judge. James Roop is suing the National Park Service, which oversees the river and its gorge in West Virginia, for $5 million. He said he and his wife, Patricia, were picnicking in September 1991 beside Dunloup Creek in Fayette County when she fell 30 feet into the water. Roop said she died 18 days later. Mrs. Roop contracted the infection from fecal matter in Dunloup Creek, he said. A sewage treatment plant is located nearby and authorities knew pollution was a problem but ignored it, Roop contended. Feinberg said Monday the Park Service was not required to warn the public about the problem.

    West Virginia River Pollution Proves Fatal To NPS Visitor
    Roop v. United States Park Service
    882 F.Supp. 567 (S.D. W.Va. 1995)
    United States District Court, S.D. West Virginia.
    April 20, 1995
  • Change Date: 17 FEB 2017 at 15:39:11

    Father: Franklin O'Dell Wilson
    Mother: Loretta Frances Abbott b: 26 SEP 1925

    Marriage 1 Living Roop
      1. Has No Children Living Roop

      1. Title: U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 (database)
        Publication: citing Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index, Master File
        Abbrev: SSDI
        Text: Patricia G. Roop; born 4 Dec 1957; died 19 Sep 1991; SS #233-02-0692 issued in West Virginia
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