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  1. Lacy Shelton Roop: Birth: FEB 1904 in Pond Gap, Kanawha County, West Virginia. Death: 8 JUL 1937 in Sprague, Raleigh County, West Virginia

  2. Piercie Clay Roop: Birth: 14 MAR 1905 in West Virginia. Death: 6 MAY 1905 in West Virginia

  3. Myrtle Hazel ROOP: Birth: 26 MAR 1906 in Belva, Fayette County, West Virginia. Death: 13 AUG 1997 in Ansted Health Care Center, Ansted, Fayette County, West Virginia

  4. James Henry Roop: Birth: 11 FEB 1908 in Marting, Fayette County, West Virginia. Death: 3 JUN 1957 in Beckley Memorial Hospital, Beckley, Raleigh County, West Virginia

  5. Walter Gordon Roop: Birth: 9 MAR 1910 in Mount Olive, Fayette County, West Virginia. Death: JUL 1984

  6. Edith Estelle "Edie" Roop: Birth: 9 JUN 1913 in Marting, Fayette County, West Virginia. Death: 25 OCT 2003 in Blake Medical Center, Bradenton, Manatee County, Florida

  7. Alfred Lee Roop: Birth: 22 AUG 1919 in Jodie, Fayette County, West Virginia. Death: 21 OCT 1981 in Montgomery, Fayette County, West Virginia


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1. Title:   U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 (database)
Publication:   citing Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index, Master File
2. Title:   Clonch Family Cemetery, Mount Olive, Fayette County, West Virginia
Author:   Kaci Helene Foster-Veazey, comp.

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a. Note:   href="https://openingdoorsinbrickwalls.wordpress.com/2014/02/11/52-ancestors-6-walter-farmer-roop-1883-1971/" target="_blank">52 Ancestors: #6 Walter Farmer ROOP 1883-1971</a>
  <a title="Tuesday’s Child’s Family Heirlooms: Great-grandfather Roop’s Art" href="https://openingdoorsinbrickwalls.wordpress.com/2016/02/16/tuesdays-childs-family-heirlooms-great-grandfather-roops-art/" target="_blank">Tuesday’s Child’s Family Heirlooms: Great-grandfather Roop’s Art</a>
  <a title="A West Virginia Coal Miner’s Poetic Memories" href="https://openingdoorsinbrickwalls.wordpress.com/2016/11/28/a-west-virginia-coal-miners-poetic-memories/" target="_blank">A West Virginia Coal Miner’s Poetic Memories</a>
  Walter F. Roop was a blacksmith, coal miner, artist, poet, photographer,and cartoonist for a newspaper.
  Birth Record (no image) Name: Walter F. Roop Gender: Male Christening Date: Christening Place: Birth Date: 16 Apr 1883 Birthplace: Montgomery, Virginia Death Date: Name Note: Race: White Father's Name: Gordon W Roop Father's Birthplace: Father's Age: Mother's Name: Milly S Roop Mother's Birthplace: Mother's Age: Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C00167-3 System Origin: Virginia-EASy GS Film number: 2046951 Reference ID: p 177 [Source: "Virginia, Births and Christenings, 1853-1917," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X5VW-773 : accessed 13 Mar 2014), Gordon W Roop in entry for Walter F Roop, 16 Apr 1883; citing Montgomery, Virginia, reference p 177; FHL microfilm 2046951.]
  Birth Record (no image) Name: Walter F. Roop Gender: Male Christening Date: Christening Place: Birth Date: 16 Apr 1883 Birthplace: Montgomery, Virginia Death Date: Name Note: Race: White Father's Name: Gordon W. Roop Father's Birthplace: Father's Age: Mother's Name: Millie Roop Mother's Birthplace: Mother's Age: Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C00167-4 System Origin: Virginia-EASy GS Film number: 2046951 Reference ID: p 181 [Source: "Virginia, Births and Christenings, 1853-1917," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X5VW-TBL : accessed 13 Mar 2014), Gordon W. Roop in entry for Walter F. Roop, 16 Apr 1883; citing Montgomery, Virginia, reference p 181; FHL microfilm 2046951.]
  1900 U.S. Federal Census [see father's listing]
  1910 U.S. Federal Census searching....appears to have been missed
  World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Serial Number: 2370 Order Number: A1717 Name: Walter Farmer Roop City: Jodie County: Fayette County State: West Virginia Age: 35 Birth Date: 16 Apr 1883 Race: White U.S. Citizen: yes, native born Occupation: Mine Blacksmith at Gauley Mtn. Coal Co., Jodie, Fayette Co., WV Nearest Relative: Rebecca Roop Signature: Walter Farmer Roop (see image) Height: medium Build: medium Color of Eyes: blue Color of Hair: brown Date of registration: Sept 12, 1918 Registration Place: Local Board of Division Nr. 2, County of Fayette; W. Va. (in file)
  1920 U.S. Federal Census Fayette County, West Virginia Precinct #9, Jodie Falls M. D Back from Jodie Post Office illegible to Tuck's Sawmill 2 miles HH #239-247 Roop, Walter F. head 37 married VA VA VA mine coal mine wage Roop, Rebeckey J. wife 32 married WV WV WV Roop, Lacy S. son 16 single WV VA WV Roop, Mirtle H. daughter 14 single WV VA WV Roop, James H. son 11 single WV VA WV Roop, Walter G. son 9 single WV VA WV Roop, Edith E. daughter 6 single WV VA WV Roop, Alfred L. son 5/12 single WV VA WV (11-14A in file)
  1930 U.S. Federal Census Fayette County, West Virginia Falls Magisterial District (part of) Unincorporated place Jodie Enumeration District 10-5, Sheet 2A Enumerated the 10th day of April 1930 by G. H. Dunbar House #42, Dwelling #107, Family #110 Roop, Walter F. head rents at $9 monthly not farm M W 46 married at 20 didn't attend school, can read & write VA VA VA speaks English miner, coal mine, wage, didn't work previous day not a veteran Roop, Rebecca wife-h F W 42 married at 15 didn't attend school, can read & write WV VA VA speaks English none Roop, Gorden son M W 20 single didn't attend school, can read & write WV VA WV speaks English miner, coal mine, wage, didn't work previous day not a veteran Roop, Alfred son M W 10 single didn't attend school, can read & write WV V WV speaks English none (5-6B in file)
  1940 U.S. Federal Census Fayette County, West Virginia Falls District, Jodie HH #368 Rent $10 not a farm Roop, Walter F. head M W 57 married 8 yrs school VA 1935 same worked 35 hrs a week Utility man coal mines PW $1692 in 1939/12 months Roop, Rebecca wife F W 52 married 6 yrs school WV 1935 same (5-19B in file)
  U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 Name: Walter Farmer Roop Mentions: Gordon Roop, Jodie Birth Date: 16 Apr 1883 Residence: Fayette, West Virginia Birth: Montgomery, Virginia Race: White Roll: WW2_2240229 Note regarding the images for the states of PA, MD, WV, and DE. These four states were scanned at the National Archives facility in such a way that the back of one person’s draft card appears on the same image as the front of the next individual. The result is that when you click to view the original image, you will see the correct front side of the draft card, but the back of the previous soldier’s card. Ancestry is aware of this problem, and is working to correct this issue. (in file)
  1950 He wrote poetry for his wife after her death in 1950.
  1952 A poem was published in the United Mine Workers Journal: "When We Retire" UMW January 15, 1952 pg. 15
  Certificate of Death Name: Walter F. Roop Event Date: 01 Jun 1971 Event Place: Fayette, West Virginia Gender: Age (Expanded): Birth Date: Birthplace: Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Mary Roop Father's Name: Gordon Roop Father's Birthplace: Mother's Name: Mary Peters Mother's Birthplace: Occupation: Address: Residence Place: Cemetery: Burial Place: Burial Date: Informant: Gordon Roop GS Film number: 2114467 Digital Folder Number: 4259965 Image Number: 410 Affiliate Repository Type: County Records Reference ID: 9903 Source: "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NMW5-NDN : accessed 05 Feb 2014), Walter F. Roop, 01 Jun 1971. (in file)
  Publication: The Charleston Gazette Published: Wednesday, June 2, 1971 Headline: Walter Roop Jodie - Walter F. Roop, 88, of Jodie, Fayette County died Tuesday at home after a short illness. Member of UMW, retired miner, member of Jodie Baptist Church. Surviving: widow, Mary; sons, Gordon and Alfred, both of Jodie; daughters, Mrs. Edith Ramsey of Florida, Mrs. Myrtle Dempsey of Victor; stepdaughter, Mrs. Arbutus Estigoy of California; half-sisters, Mrs. Hasel Balzer; Mandie and Julie, addresses unknown. Combs Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.
  Publication: Beckley Post-Herald Published: June 24, 1971 Headline: Fiduciary Notes Listed By County Clerk Jane Bush of Jodie gave a $500 bond as administratrix of the estate of Walter F. Roop. Charles Keith, Shirley Boles, and K.C. Sparks were appointed appraisers.
  Note: Jane Bush seen above was a granddaughter, daughter of Walter Gordon Roop.
  Note: Interesting is that Shirley Boles would later marry Walter's daughter Myrtle after the death of her husband Fred Dempsey.
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