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Virginia Belle (Wright) Saunders (abt. 1888 - 1962)

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Virginia Belle (Jennie) Saunders formerly Wright
Born about in Putnam County, West Virginia, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married before 1908 in West Virginiamap
Died in Beckley, Raleigh, West Virginia, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 2 Feb 2020 | Created 10 Feb 2015 | Last significant change: 2 Feb 2020
10:05: John Noel edited the Death Place for Virginia Belle (Wright) Saunders (abt.1888-1962). [Thank John for this]
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Natal Family
Father: Reuben Wright
Mother: Rosella Rebecca Jones
Marriage: 1885 Feb 22, Putnam County, West Virginia. [1]
Siblings: John R Wright [2]
(William) Stephen L Wright
Jennie Belle Wright (Saunders)
Earl Emery Wright
Virginia Lee Wright
Richard Wright [3]
Cora L Wright
Wright [4]
Gertrude Wright (Payne)
About 1888 Jan 1, Putnam County, West Virginia.
Before 1908, West Virginia. [citation needed]
Husband: Walter B Saunders
Wife: Virginia Belle Wright
Children: Arthur A Saunders
Gladys Vonnie Saunders [5]
Clyde Roy Saunders [6]
Purvey (Jack) Saunders
James Richard Saunders
1900 Jun,Union district (south side), Putnam County, West Virginia. [7]
1910,Wright district, Raleigh County, West Virginia. [8]
1918,Stanford, Raleigh County, West Virginia. [9]
1920,Lanark district, Raleigh County, West Virginia. [10]
1930,Town district, Raleigh County, West Virginia. [11]
1940 Apr,Town district, Raleigh County, West Virginia. [12]
1962 Jun 26, Beckley Hospital, Beckley, Raleigh County, West Virginia. [13]
Burial: Calfee Cemetery, Mount Tabor, Raleigh County, West Virginia. [14]


  1. WV Archives: Marriage License 11, p 257.
    1885 Feb 22, home of Zelot Wright, Putnam. Husband: Reuben Wright, born 1864 in & resides in Putnam. Wife: Miss Rozella Rebecca Jones, born 1868 in OH, resides in Putnam. Informant: Reuben Wright. By J H Harmon.
  2. WV Archives: Register of Births, p 208, ln 7.
    1886 Jun 10, Union dist. John R Wright, white, male, live, single birth. Parents: Reuben, farmer in Union Dist, & Rose E. Informant: R E, mother.
  3. WV Archives: Register of Births, ln 78.
    1894 Jul 20, Union Dist, Putnam. Wright, male, single birth, 9 mos, white. Parents: Reuben Wright, farmer, born 1861 in WV, & (blank) Jones, born 1870 in WV. Informant: Chas McGill, MD. Filed: 1895 Oct 13.
  4. WV Archives: Register of Births, p 305, ln 351.
    1903 Mar 12, Raymond City, Fayette. (blank), white, male, live, single birth. Parents: Ruben Wright, miner in Cuperton, & (Rosella Wright. Informant: Rosella Wright, mother.
  5. WV Archives: Register of Births, bk 2, p 152.
    1909 May 14, Raleigh. Saunders, female, white. Parents: Walter Saunders & Jennie Saunders. Informant: J O McClilland. Filed: 1909 May 20.
  6. WV Archives: Register of Births, 184.
    1910 Aug 1, Raleigh. Clyde Roy Saunders, white. Parents: Walter Saunders & Jennie Saunders. Informant: J O McClelland. Filed 1910 Aug 1. Note: 1967 Oct 6, name added from affidavit & driver’s lic.
  7. US Federal Census: 1900 Population Schedule, dist 83, family 10, p 1A.
    Wright; Rhu… 1864 Jul, Rozella (wed 1886, 7 of 7 children living) 1869 Oct OH, John R 1886 Jun, Stephen L 1888 Sep, Jannie Belle 1890 Oct, Earl Emery 1892 Nov, Virginia L 1894 May, Richard 1896 Aug, Cora L 1900 May.
  8. US Federal Census: 1910 Population Schedule, dist 178, family 403, p 26A.
    Saunders; Walter 1881, Jennie 1889, Artie 1908, Agnes 1910.
  9. FamilySearch: Draft Registration 1917-1918.
    1918 Sep 12 , Beckley, Raleigh. Walter Blain Saunders, white. Residence: Standford, WV. Born: 1881 Apr 17. Occupation: coal miner, Elkhorn Piney C M Co, Standford. Nearest Relative: Jennie Saunders. Description: height tall, build medium, eyes gray, hair dark.
  10. US Federal Census: 1920 Population Schedule, dist 165, family 395, p 23A.
    Saunders; Walter B 1882, Jennie 1889, Artie 1908, Gladys 1910, Clyde 1911, Purvey 1915.
  11. US Federal Census: 1930 Population Schedule, dist 22, family 368, p 21B.
    Saunders; Walter P 1881, Virginia 1880, Artie 1908, Gladys 1910, Jack 1915, James 1930.
  12. US Federal Census: 1940 Population Schedule, dist 41-38, family 80, p 5A.
    Saunders; Virginia 1888, Arthur 1908, Gladys 1910, Richard 1930.
  13. WV Archives: Register of Deaths, p 519. & Certificate of Death ‘62 010450.
    1962 Jun 26, Beckley Hospital, Beckley, Raleigh. Virginia Belle Saunders, female, white, widowed. Residence: Rt 3, Box 288, Beckley, Raleigh. Born: 1888 Jan 1, Putnam. Parents: Ruben Wright & not known. Cause: cerebral accident. Doctor: Wallace B Lilly. Burial: 1962 Jun 28, Calfee Cemetery, Beckley. Funeral Director: P H Calfee Jr, Beckley. Informant: Artie Saunders, Beckley. Filed: 1962 Jul 10.
  14. Find A Grave: Memorial 63640224.
    Has photo by historianne, 2012.
    Beckley Post-Herald, Beckley, W.Va., Wednesday Morning, June 27, 1962, p 14.
    Saunders Rites To Be Thursday Final rites will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Mount Tabor Baptist Church for Mrs. Virginia B. Saunders, 74, of Mount Tabor. The Rev. Albert Ostranter will officiate. Burial will be in the Calfee Cemetery, Mount Tabor. She died at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday in a local hospital. Born Jan. 1, 1888, in Putnam County, Mrs. Saunders was a member of the Mount Tabor Baptist Church. Her husband, Walter B. Saunders, preceded her in death in 1939. Survivors include four sons, Artie of Mt. Tabor, Clyde of Crow Road, Jack of Roanoke, Va., and Richard of Beckley; one daughter, Miss Gladys Saunders of Mt. Tabor; 17 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. The body will remain at the Calfee Funeral Home until one hour prior to the services when it will be taken to the church.

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