Grace Greenwood Woodrum
- Born: Jul 1853, Virginia
- Marriage (1): Lorenzo Michael Light circa 1895 in Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., VA
- Marriage (2): James Ferdinand Shilling on 12 Sep 1870
- Died: 30 Mar 1944, Salem, Roanoke Co., VA. at age 90
- Buried: 1 Apr 1944, Fairview Cemetery, Roanoke City, VA
Cause of her death was Old Age.
The 1930 Federal Census for Roanoke City, Virginia, Melrose Ward, District 4, page 125B records the widow Grace Light (75) renting a home at 1115 Gilmer Avenue.
see notes on her husband, Lorenzo M. Light, for 1900 & 1910 census facts.
The 1880 Federal Census for Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., VA, District 62, page 536A records Grace G. (25 - VA/VA/VA) and J. F. (35 - VA/VA/VA) Shilling with children Olive E. (9), Oscar H. (5), and Byron W. (2). Nearby is Grace's widowed father, Jordan Woodrum (58), and his 2 sons John (19) and Jordan (15).
The 1870 Federal Census for Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., VA, page 536A records Grace G. Woodrum (14 - VA) living with her parents Jordan (48) and Margaret (43) Woodrum and siblings Byron W. (22), Robert H. (18), John S. (10), and Jordan (6). Jordan is a farmer with real estate valued at $2,000 and a personal estate at $400.
Note: In 1850, Jordan and Margaret Woodrum are living in Botetourt Co., VA. Jordan is listed as an Editor: The 1850 Federal Census for Botetourt Co., VA records Jordan Woodrum (28 - VA) (indexed as Jordon Woodsome at ancestry.com) with his wife Margaret (21 - VA) and son Byron W. (3). Jordan owns 2 slaves.
Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850 <http://www.ancestry.com>
Groom Name: JORDAN WOODRAM
Bride Name: MARGARET H. TOMPKINS
Marriage Date: 13 Jul 1846
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 Grace Woodrum Light but has no dates. He is buried in Lot 3, Section 4, Division 4 (LOC/SP : E 1/2).
Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014
Name: Grace Woodrum Light (widow)
Residence: 905 loudoun Ave, Roanoke, VA
Occupation: At Home
Age at Death: 89?
Birth Date: abt 1855
Death Date: 30 Mar 1944
Death Place: Roanoke, Virginia
Burial: April 1, 1944 at Fairview Cemetery, Roanoke, VA
Registration Date: 1 Apr 1944
Father: Jordan Woodrum born West VA
Mother: Margaret Tompkins born Halifax Co., VA
Spouse: Lorenza M Light
Informant: Mrs. G. L. Adkins [daughter] of 2007 N. Uhle St., Arlington, VA
Grace married Lorenzo Michael Light circa 1895 in Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., VA. (Lorenzo Michael Light was born in Aug 1843 in Virginia, died on 22 Nov 1912 in Salem, Roanoke Co., VA. and was buried on 23 Nov 1912 in Fairview Cemetery, Roanoke City, VA.) The cause of his death was Pneumonia.
Grace next married James Ferdinand Shilling on 12 Sep 1870. (James Ferdinand Shilling was born in 1846 in Virginia and died on 7 Feb 1891.)