Doddridge County Roots

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Bonnie Mae STARKEY

Female 1915 - 2011  (96 years)


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  • Name Bonnie Mae STARKEY 
    Born 9 Jun 1915  Franks Run, near Center Point, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Census 1920, 1930  McClellan District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Education Tyler County High School. (1935)  [1
    Occupation poet, author, story teller, school cook  [1
    Residence Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1963, 1969  Center Point, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Died 6 Aug 2011  Bridgeport, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Center Point Christian Church Cemetery, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Her community involvement included serving as a 4-H Advisor, 4-H All Star member, Sunday School teacher, Foster Grandparent in the Doddridge County Schools, as well as a school cook, where she was prompted to write her famous poem, "The Goodest Cook." She received the following awards: West Virginia Distinguished Citizen from Gov. Rockefeller in 1980, the Vandalia Award in 1990, and the Good Samaritan Award in 1995. She represented Appalachian Culture in 2003 at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC. Her last award was in 2008 when she won the Remember Me Award when she represented Clarksburg Nursing and Rehab, where she was cared for. She was a renowned storyteller and a published author, having co-authored the children's book "Rocks in my Pocket," and was also published in "Goldenseal" magazine.
    Person ID I76120  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2018 

    Father Lafayette STARKEY,   b. 5 Jan 1873, Folsom, Wetzel Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1953, McClellan District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Mary Alice SNODGRASS,   b. Mar 1876, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1946, McClellan District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Family ID F29171  Group Sheet

    Family Archie Carl COLLINS,   b. 12 Mar 1905,   d. 7 Mar 1969, Center Point, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)  [5
    Children 
     1. Living
    Family ID F32492  Group Sheet

  • Photos
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  • Sources 
    1. [S14] Obituary.

    2. [S1902] Death record of sister.

    3. [S1620] Death record of husband.

    4. [S1681] Obituary - United Hospital Center.

    5. [S692] Obituary of wife.