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Lorenzo Lee Ramsey “Lun” Harris

Birth
Greenville, Augusta County, Virginia, USA
Death 7 Nov 1949 (aged 92)
Staunton City, Virginia, USA
Burial Staunton, Staunton City, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 131648467 · View Source
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My grandfather went by several nicknames, the only place I've found his birth name is on his marriage certificate to our grandmother Emaline. It has him as Lee Ramsey Harris, however on several of his children's birth certificates his name is listed as Lorenzo. they were married June 21, 1889 in augusta County, Va On his marriage license he gives his age as 22, however on his records from Western State hospital where he died, his birth is given as July 8, 1857 and in the 1940 census his age is 82. I have found him with different ages on the census but since his medical record from Western State shows 1857, I'm going to go by that until I find out different.
He was a step son to Erasmus and definitely not his natural son.
He had owned and operated several sawmills in Virginia and also one near White Sulphur Springs, Wv.
He was injured in a coal nmining accident in Montgomery, Wv in the early 1930's and had to have a metal plate placed inhis head.
He divorced our grandmother Emaline between 1910-1915 and remarried Edna Virginia McNeil November 8, 1915 in Covington, Va they were married until her death on April 19, 1942in White Sulphur Springs, Wv. .
The 1870 census of Rockbridge county, has him as 1 year old, his brother William Jackson is listed as three years old I have no information that a man named Ramsey is his father so if someone has the info that proves it please contack me so I can make the change.
Near the end of his life, he lived in augusta Springs, Va with his daughter Sadie Mae Mccutchon. He began to have memory loss and would wonder away from home. His daughter Sadie had to have him put in the Western State Hospital in Staunton, VA in 1945, . where he stayed until his death.



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  • Created by: John A. Harris
  • Added: 21 Jun 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 131648467
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lorenzo Lee Ramsey “Lun” Harris (8 Jul 1857–7 Nov 1949), Find A Grave Memorial no. 131648467, citing Thornrose Cemetery, Staunton, Staunton City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by John A. Harris (contributor 48457224) .