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 Leonard Haliburton Vest

Leonard Haliburton Vest

Birth
Raleigh County, West Virginia, USA
Death 20 Mar 1960 (aged 79)
Raleigh County, West Virginia, USA
Burial White Oak, Raleigh County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 38583133 · View Source
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Leonard Haliburton Vest of White Oak Mountain, W.Va., was a son of Columbus Washington Vest and his wife Malinda Jane Cochran.

Leonard married Clara Alice Plumley on 05 Mar 1901 in Raleigh County, W.Va.Clara died a few weeks after the birth of their son Claude (Claudie) Raymond Vest. He married Emma Stella Gadd on 11 Jun 1907 in Summers County, W.Va.

Leonard had eight children – stepson Dewey Abshire Anderson Via (born 1902), Stella's child with first husband James Anderson Elmer Via; son Claude (1901), whose mother was Leonard's first wife Clara Plumley; and six daughters with Stella, Verna Veatrice (1908), Golda Mae (1911), Sylvia Gladys (1913), Nina Arabelle (1916), Josephine (1920) and Ola Pearl (1922).

Sylvia and Josephine died within a few hours of each other in 1921 of diphtheria. (Stella's family Bible records the date as Sept. 2, 1921, for both girls. However, their sister Nina remembers Sylvia dying at 9 p.m. and Josephine dying at 9 a.m. the next morning.)

More about the Vest family online at http://wva.homestead.com



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  • Created by: E.M. Smith
  • Added: 21 Jun 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 38583133
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leonard Haliburton Vest (27 Nov 1880–20 Mar 1960), Find A Grave Memorial no. 38583133, citing Smith Cemetery, White Oak, Raleigh County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by E.M. Smith (contributor 47134804) .