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 Ollie Elizabeth <I>Masters</I> Sizemore

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Ollie Elizabeth Masters Sizemore

  • Birth 3 Apr 1879 Greenbrier County, West Virginia, USA
  • Death 14 Oct 1942 Alleghany County, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Covington, Covington City, Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 73252672

Thanks to Angela Simmons, Ollie's granddaughter, for providing this lovely photo of Ollie holding daughter, Violet Washington.
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Ollie's parents were:
Charles Franklin Masters 1849 – 1901
Leannar Virginia Morgan 1852 – 1884

Her parents were married in Greenbriar Co, WV on June 21, 1874.

Ollie & siblings:
George Franklin 1875 –
Rodelsa Ann 1877 –
Ollie Elizabeth 1879 – 1942
Charles Thomas 1881 – 1945

Ollie's mother died in Greenbrier Co, WV on March 14, 1884.

Her father's second marriage was to Eliza Susan Morgan in Alleghany Co, VA on March 24, 1885. Their children were: Mary Virginia "Ginny," Laura Alice, Barney Johnson, Jessie, John Tony, Lonnie Willard, Emma Lee, Madora "Maude" Agnes, Irene, & Minerva Jane.
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Ollie & Harden Henry Sizemore were married in Alleghany Co, WV on March 20, 1904. Harden's sister, Mary Jane, was married to Ollie's brother, Charles.

Ollie had s son, Willis, born in WV on Feb. 8, 1897. This was before she married Harden Henry Sizemore. He was shown as a Sizemore in the 1910 Federal Census Record with Ollie & Harden when they were living in Washington state. After they returned to WV he was killed in a hunting accident on January 9, 1913, at the age of 15.

Ollie & Harden's children were: Paul Thomas, Violet Washington, Nellie Marie, Charles Owen, Everett, & Frank Wyatt Franklin.
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Sometime after the birth of their son, Paul Thomas, on July 1, 1907, Ollie & Harden left WV & moved to the West, following his parents & siblings, hoping to profit from the booming timber industry. They must have felt a spirit of anticipation & adventure as they boarded a train to WA with their young children, Willis & Paul.

They were living in Meskill, Lewis Co, WA when Ollie gave birth to their daughter, Violet Washington, on August 15, 1909. By the time the Federal Census was taken on April 28, 1910, Harden had a fairly prestigious job as a train engineer in a large saw mill operation.

ON APRIL 28, 1910,
Harden H. & Ollie E., ages 25 & 31, were renting a home in Dryad, Lewis Co, WA where he was a train engineer in a large saw mill operation. Their children were Willis, age 13; Paul, 3; & Violet, 9 months.

Nellie Marie was born in Meskill on August 14, 1911. The date they left WA & returned to WV is unknown. It must have been sometime before January 9, 1913, when Ollie's son, Willis, died in a shooting accident.

Their son, Charles Owen, was born in Alleghany Co, VA on December 14, 1914.

ON FEBRUARY 25/26, 1920,
Harden & Ollie E. Sizemore, ages 38 & 39, were renting a home in Dunlap, Alleghany Co, VA on Jerry's Run with their children Paul T., age 12; Violet W., 10; Nellie M., 8; & Charles O., 5. Harden had a job at a saw mill as a sawyer.

Boarders included Barney Masters, age 31, who worked at a local lumber camp; William Low, 26, who had a job working with lumber for a timber company, Irine Morgan, 22, & her daughter, Violet, 2 years & 9 months.

Their son, Everett Manuel, was on August 28, 1920, followed by his brother, Wyatt Franklin "Frank," on February 14, 1923. Both were born on Jerry's Run.
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ON APRIL 7, 1930,
Harden H. & Ollie E., ages 49 & 50, owned a farm valued at $2000 in Covington, Alleghany Co, VA. Their children were Charles O., age 15; Everette M., 9; & Frank W., 7.
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ON MAY 10, 1940,
Hardin & Ollie E., ages 58 & 59, owned a farm valued at $500 on Route 622, Kanawlis Turnpike in Boiling Spring, Alleghany Co, VA. Two sons lived with them; Everette, age 19, who worked for the forestry department, & Wyatt F., age 17.
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On October 5, 1942, Ollie had a Ruptured Gallbladder & and surgery to remove stones in the "common duct." She developed Gangrene of her Gall Bladder, which resulted in Peritonitis & Abscess of liver causing her death at 8 a.m. on October 14, 1942. she had lived 63 years, 6 months, & 9 days. Charles Sizemore of Covington, VA, was the informant on her death record. She was buried October 16th.

Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014
Name: Ollie Elizabeth Sizemore
Gender: Female
Race: White
Age at Death: 63
Birth Date: 5 Apr 1879
Death Date: 14 Oct 1942
Death Place: Alleghany, Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 5 Nov 1942
Father: Charles F Masters
Mother: Lelia V Morgan
Spouse: Harden H Sizemore


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  • Created by: Virginia Brown
  • Added: 12 Jul 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 73252672
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ollie Elizabeth Masters Sizemore (3 Apr 1879–14 Oct 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 73252672, citing Cedar Hill Cemetery, Covington, Covington City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Virginia Brown (contributor 47053782) .