Lorenzo Michael Light
Grace Greenwood Woodrum

California Gold Light


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Herman Adkins

California Gold Light

  • Born: 19 Oct 1895, Roanoke Co., VA
  • Marriage: Herman Adkins on 29 Feb 1916 in Bristol, Tennessee
  • Died: 4 Feb 1963, Leesburg, VA at age 67
  • Buried: Fairview Cemetery, Roanoke City, VA

bullet   Cause of her death was Cerebral Hemorrhage / General Arteriosclerosis.


bullet  General Notes:

From: JOEY KENT <therulingclass@sbcglobal.net>
California Gold Light (b Oct 19, 1895 in Roanoke Co and died Feb 4, 1963 in Leesburg, VA) was Herman Adkins' wife and her father was Lorenzo Michael Light
Born: 1843-08-00 Roanoke County, Virginia
Died: 1913
Joey indicates that Lorenzo was married to a Emily Frances (b 1846) and was married in Kanahwa, VA [WV]. There were no children.

Gold's mother was Grace Greenwood Woodrum [married to Lorenzo]
Born: 1853-07-00 Roanoke, Virginia
Died: 1944-03-30 Roanoke, Virginia
Joey indicates that Grace was also married to a Schilling and had children : Olive C. (b 1871), Oscar H. (b 1874), Byron W. (b 1879), and Ferd J. (b 1880).

Death dates and burial records were found at the Virginia Room at the Roanoke City Library during a research visit for Joey Kent on December 19, 2007 using the Fairview Cemetery index. A headstone is listed for Gold Light Adkins but has no dates. She is buried in Lot 3, Section 4, Division 4 (LOC/SP : S 1/2)

bullet  Medical Notes:

Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014
Name: Gold Light Adkins (divorced)
Residence: Parker Trailor Court, Loudoun Co., VA
Occupation: Private School Teacher
Gender: Female
Race: White
Age at Death: 67
Birth Date: 19 Oct 1895 in Roanoke, VA
Death Date: 4 Feb 1963
Death Place: Loudoun County Hospital, Leesburg, Loudoun County, Virginia
Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Roanoke, VA
Registration Date: 8 Feb 1963
Father: Lorenzo M Light
Mother: Grace Woodrum
Informant: David Kent (son)


California married Herman Adkins, son of William Henry Adkins and Lillie Belle Nunn, on 29 Feb 1916 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Herman Adkins was born on 14 Apr 1896 in Henry Co, VA, died on 23 Nov 1964 in Salem, Roanoke Co., VA. and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Roanoke City, VA.) The cause of his death was Sub-Achronoid Hemorrhage / Hypertension.

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014
Name: California G Adkins - Plaintiff
Residence: Roanoke, VA
Occupation: Teacher
Gender: Female
Race: White
Marriage Date: 29 Feb 1916 in Bristol, Tennessee
Divorce Date: 26 Sep 1936
Divorce Place: Virginia
Cause of Divorce: Desertion over two years
Spouse: Herman Adkins
Residence: Roanoke, VA
Occupation: Railroad Work
Spouse Gender: Male
Spouse Race: White
Number of Minor Children: 2

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