Lenora C. Adams LENORA-5

(WV / OH / OK)

[LENORA C-5 (1871), HARVEY H-4 (1844), SETH-3 (1823), GEORGE-2 (1798), JOHN ADAMS-1 (1765)] LENORA CAPTOLA ADAMS ("Nola"), b 29 Apr 1871 (prob Grant Dist., Ritchie Co., WV), dau of Harvey H. & Jane (Mulinex) Adams, L 1880 (Grant Dist., Ritchie Co., WV) ca 1889 (Wetzel Co., WV), 1900-10 (Aurelius Twp., Washington Co., OH), 1915 (Caldwell, Noble Co., OH) & 1926 (Canton, OH), d 1947 (Canton, Stark Co., OH), bur Shafer's M.E. church cem (Macksburg, OH); m GEORGE WASHINGTON ADKISON ca 1889 [b 2 Apr 1870 (Buffalo Calf Run, Doddridge Co., WV), d 29 Nov 1905 (WV), bur Morgan Cem (Smithfield, WV) "oil field accident"] "Ethel Adkison lives in Canton, OH" ("Ella (oldest), Inez & Winnie live in Canton, OH." ??) "Ella lives with daughter Eileen Board -- Aunt Nola's girls." "Ethel's husband died after living in GA & SC, she is back in Canton." (6 kids, 1910 Fed. Census) [RESEARCH:;; ]

1F   CHARLOTTE BELLE "Lottie," b 20 Oct 1889 (Ritchie Co., WV)

2M   HARVEY HENRY, b 8 Apr 1892 (Wood Co., WV) "18 in 1910, Migrated from OH to Jenks, Tulsa Co., OK with his uncle Charles F. Adams."

3F   ELLA MYRTLE, b 5 Apr 1895 (WV) "age 14 in 1910"

4F   WINIFRED MAE "WINNIE," b 25 Feb 1898 (WV) "11 in 1910," L 1973 (Canton, OH), d 7 Jan 1978

5F   ETHEL BERNICE "Red," b 30 May 1901 (Pickenpaw/South Fork, WV) "9 in 1910" L (WV; Macksburg, OH; Pittsburgh, PA; Savannah, GA 10 yrs; Spartanburg, SC & 1971 Canton, OH), Occup (teacher, bookkeeper), d 12 Nov 1999 (Canton, OH), bur West Lawn Cem; m TOM RIDGEWAY [of SC, Educ (Business College in Akron, OH), Occup (insurance), d May 1971 (Columbia, SC)]

6F   INEZ VIRGINIA, b 2 Oct 1903 (WV) "6 in 1910," L 1973 (Canton, OH), d 5 Sep 1994 (Canton, OH), bur West Lawn Cem; m EDWARD J. BURK

   "Ethel B. Red Ridgeway, age 98, of Canton, OH, passed away Friday evening November 12, 1999, in Aultman Hospital following an extended illness. Born in Smithville, WV, on May 30, 1901, she had formerly resided in Spartanburg, SC, and Savannah, GA, before moving to back to Canton in 1979. She was a member of the Maryland Avenue Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas M. Ridgeway; four sisters, Lottie B. Snyder, Ella M. Boord, Winnie M. Adkison, Inez V. Burk; and a brother, Harvey H. Adkison. For many years she taught Sunday School Classes and was former school teacher in Macksburg, OH. She was the former President of the Casco Cold Co, in Canton. She enjoyed reading and writing poetry, playing the piano and had a big sense of humor. Survivors include her nieces and nephews, Roy Adkison, Helen Atkins, Kenny Adkison, Betty Wildey, Ralph Adkison all of Jenks, OK, JoAnn Winkle of St. Charles, MO, Bob Adkison of Moab, UT, Virginia Cunningham of Arkansas city, KS, and Marjorie Eileen Boord of Canton, OH; numerous nieces and nephews on the Ridgeway side of her family. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Reed Funeral Home with Rev. Duane Miller officiating. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home on Monday evening 7-9 p.m. and one hour before the services on Tuesday from 1-2 p.m [Canton Reporter, 11/14/99]."

   "INEZ V. BURK, age 90, of Canton, passed away Monday evening, Sept 5, 1994 in Aultman Hospital following an extended illness. Preceded in death by her husband EDWARD J. BURK; three sisters LOTTIE B. SNYDER, ELLA M. BOORD and WINNIE M. ADKISON; her brother, HARVEY H. ADKISON,. Survivors include her sister, ETHEL B. RIDGEWAY and a niece, MARJORIE EILEEN BOORD, both of Canton; other nieces and nephews in Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Reed Funeral Home with Rev. Duane Miller officiating. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home Wednesday (tonight) 7-9 p.m." [provided by Mary Bodenhamer]

Adams-Adkison WV 1903Eileen Boord, Winifred Adkison,

Lenora C. (Adams) Adkison's four youngest daughters and Eileen Boord, Ella's daughter.

Nola Adams AdkisonNola Adkison

Lenora Adams was called "Nola" by her birth family It was from her first and middle names -- Lenora Captola Adams.

G. W. Adkison at Morgan Cem., WV

[LENORA CAPTOLA ADAMS (1871) married GEORGE WASHINGTON ADKISON (1870-1905). Their children were: CHARLOTTE BELL ("Lottie") SNYDER, HARVEY H., ELLA MYRTLE, WINIFRED MAE ("Winnie") & ETHEL BERNICE ("Red") RIDGEWAY & INEZ VIRGINIA. The family has a story that was passed down through the generations about Geoge W. Adkison's early death. Evidently a family acquaintance had a 'vision' of his death the night before and told them "not to let George go to work the next day", but they laughed at her ideas. He was an oil pumper and the long "tails" of his heavy overcoat were blown by the strong wind into a large wheel. It pulled him into the wheel where he died a short time later.]

[CHARLOTTE B. ADKISON-6 (1889), LENORA C-5 (1871), HARVEY H-4 (1844), SETH-3 (1823), GEORGE-2 (1798), JOHN ADAMS-1 (1765)] CHARLOTTE BELL ADKISON "Lottie," b 20 Oct 1889 (Ritchie Co., WV), d 7 Jun 1988 (Wichita, KS), bur Old Mission cem; m LLOYD SNYDER 23 Apr 1906 (New Martinswille, Wetzel Co., WV), children: [RESEARCH:;]

1F   VIRGINIA, L (Arkansas City, KS); m CUNNINGHAM

2F   FERN, L (Marshfield, WI); m WALLENSTRON, children (Noel)

Charlotte Adkison


   "Funeral services for Mrs. CHARLOTTE BELLE SNYDER, 63 of 11 Sequoia, who died Saturday [Aug., 17th's newspaper] afternoon in Wesley hospital after a brief illness, will be conducted in St. James Episcopal church at 10 a.m. Tuesday by Father J. Dean Maurer, Burial will be in Old Mission cemetery.

   A resident of Wichita 18 years, Mrs. Snyder had lived previously in West Virginia. She was born Oct. 28, 1889, in Ritchie county, West Va. She was married to LLOYD SNYDER April 25, 1903, in New Martinsville, West Va. Mrs. Snyder was a member of St. James Episcopal church.

   Survivors include her husband of the home, two daughters, Mrs. VIRGINIA CUNNINGHAM, Arkansas City, and Mrs. FERN WALLENSTRON, Marshfield, Wisc.; one grandson, NOEL WALLENSTRON, MARSHFIELD; four sisters, Mrs. TOM RIDGEWAY, Savannah, Ga., Miss WINNIFRED ADKISON, Mrs. ELLA BOARD and Mrs. INEZ BURK, all of Canton, O., and one brother HARVEY ADKISON, Jenks, O.

   The body will be taken at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday to St. James Episcopal church, where friends may call. The casket will not be opened after the service. Byrd-Snodgrass mortuary is in charge."1

1. Bodenhamer, Mary. Mail, 28 July 2000. She sent a copy of the newspaper clipping.


[HARVEY H. ADKISON-6 (1892), LENORA C-5 (18), HARVEY H-4 (1844), SETH-3 (1823), GEORGE-2 (1798), JOHN ADAMS-1 (1765)] HARVEY HENRY ADKISON, b 8 Apr 1892 (Wood Co., WV), son of Lenora C. Adams & George W. Adkison, "18 in 1910, Migrated from OH to Jenks, Tulsa Co., OK," d 27 Apr 1984 (Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK); m GENNIE IRENE WELLING [b 16 Oct 1898 (Alton, IL), d 20 Feb 1994 (Tulsa, OK), children: [RESEARCH:;]

1M ROY FRANCIS ADKISON, b 5 Oct 1920 (Jenks, Tulsa Co., OK)

2F   HELEN RAYE, b 16 Aug 1922 (Jenks, Tulsa Co., OK)

3M   KENNETH JOSEPH, b 3 Oct 1923 (Jenks, OK)

4F   BETTY RUTH, b 25 Aug 1927 (Jenks, OK); m RALPH LEON WILDEY [b 12 Nov 1922 (Beggs, OK)]

5M   BOBBY LEE, b 4 May 1932 (Jenks, OK)

6F   MARGARET JOAN, b 28 Jan 1936 (Jenks, OK)

7M RALPH RAYMOND ("George"), b 16 Apr 1961


[ROY F-7 (1920), HARVEY H. ADKISON-6 (1892), LENORA C-5 (18), HARVEY H-4 (1844), SETH-3 (1823), GEORGE-2 (1798), JOHN ADAMS-1 (1765)] ROY FRANCIS ADKISON, b 5 Oct 1920 (Jenks, Tulsa Co., OK) m WILMA LORENE SIMMONS, 4 children


Note: Email,, "My name is Kalie Rose (Adkison) Yorman the second oldest child of Chalan Danny Joe Adkison, son of Roy Francis Adkison and Wilma Lorene Simmons."


[HELEN R-7 (1922), HARVEY H. ADKISON-6 (1892), LENORA C-5 (18), HARVEY H-4 (1844), SETH-3 (1823), GEORGE-2 (1798), JOHN ADAMS-1 (1765)] HELEN RAYE ADKISON, b 16 Aug 1922 (Jenks, Tulsa Co., OK), d 9 Jan 2013 (Jenks, OK); m JAMES ETHIE ATKINS 8 Feb 1958 (Tulsa, OK) [b 30 Aug 1910 (Little Rock, AR), d 24 Jun 2002 (Jenks, OK)],

"ATKINS -- JAMES "JIM" ETHIE, Jr., age 91, passed away on June 24, 2002, at his home in Jenks after a long illness. Born August 30, 1910 in Little Rock, AR, he was the son of JAMES, Sr., and LAURA GERTRUDE ATKINS. Visitation will be held Thursday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Ninde in Jenks. Service will be held Friday 10 a.m. at River Oaks Christian Church, Jenks, Rev. Harold Phillips officiating, burial at Park Grove Cemetery, Broken Arrow.

   James is survived by: his wife of 44 years, HELEN RAYE, and their daughter, MARY JAME` and husband, KEVIN BODENHAMER of Jenks. Preceded in death by his first wife VIRGINIA HUFF ATKINS, and survived by their children, JON STEPHEN ATKINS of Jacksonville, FL, RODGER DOW ATKINS and wife, MELANIE of Dalton, GA, and LINDA MARLAINE and husband, JERRY NELSON of Gatesville, TX. Surviving grandchildren are MATHEW BODENHAMER of Jenks, SARAH HALL of Stephenville, TX, EMILY SIDES and husband, JESSE, and WINSTON HALL of San Angelo, TX. Surviving siblings are DOROTHY LEE PAYNE of Gatesville, TX and GERALD RIEFF ATKINS of Weldon, CA.

   His career spanned service in the United States Navy during World War II, manager of the Jenks Lumber Company, self employed as Jim's Home Supply and Treasurer of Jenks Public Schools. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to St. Francis Hospice, 6600 S. Yale, Tulsa, OK 74136. The family wishes to thank them for their care and support."1

"HELEN RAYE ATKINS, age 90, passed away on January 9, 2013 at St Johns Medical Center in Tulsa after a short illness. Born in Jenks, OK on August 16, 1922, she was the oldest daughter of Harvey & Jennie Atkison.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years James "Jim" E. Atkins, and her brother Kenneth Adkisson of Jenks. Helen is survived by her daughter, Mary Jame' Bodenhammer, and husband Kevin of Humble, TX and her only grandson Matthew Bodenhamer and wife Jenny of Norman, OK. Helen is also survived by her sisters, Betty Wildey and husband Ralph of Jenks, and Joan Winkle and husband Bill of St. Charles, MO; brothers Roy Adkison of Beggs, OK, Bob Adkison and wife Phyllis of Moab, UT and Ralph Adkison and wife Kathleen of Grand Prairie, TX . . . . .

Helen was a lifelong resident of Jenks. She graduated from Jenks high school in 1940 and worked in a variety of jobs. During WWII she worked at Spartan Aviation where she was an airplane riveter or a "Rosie the Riviter." In 1948, she began her primary career at Bank of Commerce in Jenks. . . . .

She will be buried in Park Grove Cemetery, Broken Arrow." [published in Tulsa World on 1/11/2013].


1F   MARY JAME`, b 6 Mar 1959, L (Jenks, OK); m BODENHAMER [RESEARCH:]

1. Jaquita Trogden, email 16 July 2002, James E. Atkins obit.


[MARY J. ATKINS-8 (1959), HELEN R-7 (1922), HARVEY H. ADKISON-6 (1892), LENORA C-5 (18), HARVEY H-4 (1844), SETH-3 (1823), GEORGE-2 (1798), JOHN ADAMS-1 (1765)] MARY JAME` ATKINS, b 6 Mar 1959, L (Jenks, OK); m KEVIN BODENHAMER [his m2. m1 was Virginia Huff Atkins ], children: [RESEARCH:]


NOTE: Mary Bodenhamer has provided many pictures to this web site. She took a trip to Ohio and West Virginia and made available several genealogical pictures taken on her trip. In 1993, Mary recalledher mother visiting the courthouse in New Martinsville, Wetzel Co., WV and said, "there were pictures of Adams' on the walls of that courthouse."


[KENNETH J-7 (1923), HARVEY H. ADKISON-6 (1892), LENORA C-5 (18), HARVEY H-4 (1844), SETH-3 (1823), GEORGE-2 (1798), JOHN ADAMS-1 (1765)] KENNETH JOSEPH ADKISON, b 3 Oct 1923 (Jenks, OK); m JO ANN WOOTEN 27 May 1949 (Port Jarvis, NY) [b 8 Feb 1932 (Jenks, OK)], children:

1F   KENNI JO, b 17 May 1953 (Wheeling, WV)

2M   GREGORY TURK, b 24 Jun 1954 (Boone, IA)


[BOBBY L-7 (1932), HARVEY H. ADKISON-6 (1892), LENORA C-5 (18), HARVEY H-4 (1844), SETH-3 (1823), GEORGE-2 (1798), JOHN ADAMS-1 (1765)] BOBBY LEE ADKISON, b 4 May 1932 (Jenks, OK); m PHYLLIS ANN NEWLAND 29 Jun 1951 (Bixby, OK) [b 16 Sep 1934 (Locust Grove, OK)], children:

1F   LEE ANN, b 21 Jul 1952

2M   DAVID ROE, b 29 Aug 1954

3M   MICHAEL KEITH, b 6 Jun 1957

4F   PATRICIA LYNN, b 30 Dec 1961

5M   CRAIG STEPHEN, b 2 Oct 1972

6F   JENNIFER JILL, b 2 Oct 1972


[MARGARET J-7 (1936), HARVEY H. ADKISON-6 (1892), LENORA C-5 (18), HARVEY H-4 (1844), SETH-3 (1823), GEORGE-2 (1798), JOHN ADAMS-1 (1765)] MARGARET JOAN ADKISON, b 28 Jan 1936 (Jenks, OK); m BILLY GENE WINKLE 3 Dec 1952 (Huntsville, AR) [b 6 Jun 1934 (Tulsa, OK), son of Otis & Velma L. (Hines) Winkle], children:

1F   VICKI LYNN, b 31 Jul 1953 (Tulsa, OK); m DENNIS ALVIN AUPING 24 Jul 1971 (New Melle, MO)

2M   BILLY GENE, Jr., b 7 Sep 1954

3M   BRYAN SCOTT, b 12 Sep 1955

4M   KERRY LEE, b 6 Oct 1959

5F   TONYA SUE, b 4 Jan 1962

6F   KIMBERLY ANN, b 14 Mar 1971

[RALPH R-7 (1961), HARVEY H. ADKISON-6 (1892), LENORA C-5 (18), HARVEY H-4 (1844), SETH-3 (1823), GEORGE-2 (1798), JOHN ADAMS-1 (1765)] RALPH RAYMOND ("George") ADKISON, b 16 Apr 1961

1M JOSHUA WAYNE, b 1983; m (unk)

[JOSHUA W-8 (1983), RALPH R-7 (1961), HARVEY H. ADKISON-6 (1892), LENORA C-5 (18), HARVEY H-4 (1844), SETH-3 (1823), GEORGE-2 (1798), JOHN ADAMS-1 (1765)] JOSHUA WAYNE ADKISON, b 1983, d 28 Jan 2008; m (unk)

1F MADISON, b 2005, d 28 Jan 2008

Trogdon, Jaquita, Email, 30 Jan 2008: "Mary e-mailed me several articles and I will forward them to you.  We have had two tragic deaths in the family, it happened Sunday night at about 9 P.M. near Fort Worth Texas. Joshua Adkison and his 2 year old daughter Madison were killed in a head on collision, his wife is in critical condition.  He was 24 years old.  I thought you might want to put it in the family tree.  It will be under Lenora Captola Adams Adkison, Josie's sister.Lenora 1871, then her son Harvey Henry Adkison 1892, then his son Ralph Raymond Adkison Feb 25, 1937 (they call him George) then his son Matthew Wayne Adkison April 16 1961, then his son Joshua Wayne Adkison 1983 & his daughter Madison 2005."

"Navy petty officer, young daughter killed in Roanoke crash 10:02 PM CST on Monday, January 28, 2008
By DEBRA DENNIS / The Dallas Morning News
Joshua Adkison's parents wanted him closer to home."


ELLA BOORD [ELLA M. ADKISON-6 (1895), LENORA C-5 (18), HARVEY H-4 (1844), SETH-3 (1823), GEORGE-2 (1798), JOHN ADAMS-1 (1765)] ELLA MYRTLE ADKISON, b 5 Apr 1895 (WV) "14 in 1910," "Ella lives with dau Eileen Board," L 1973 (Canton, OH), d 7 Jun 1988; m ELLERY L. BOORD, children: [RESEARCH:]

   "Boord, Ella M

Death Date: 07 June 1988 Place of Death: Canton, Stark County

Residence: Canton, Stark County Gender:2

Race: White Age: 92 Years

Marital Status: Divorced Death Certified by: Physician

Work Injury: Autopsy: Yes - Used for certification

Birth Date: 05 April 1896 Birth State: West Virginia

Certificate: 047967 Volume:27344

Place of Accident: (Home) Origin: German [from]"

1F   MARJORIE EILEEN, b 24 Nov 1923 (Macksburg, OH), "Eileen lived with aunt Red in 1999," d 6 May 20021 (Canton, OH), age 78, bur Westlawn Cem.

   "Marjorie Eileen Boord, age 78, of Canton, passed away May 6, 2002 in Aultman Hospital. Marjorie was born in Macksburg, Ohio, daughter of the the late Ellery L. and Ella M. (Adkison) Boord. Besides her parents she is preceded in death by her two aunts, Ethel B. Ridgeway and Inez V. Burk. Survivors include several cousins and a host of friends. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 11:00 a.m. in the Reed Funeral home with Rev. Raymond L. Tucker officiating. Burial will be in Westlawn Cemetery."2

1. Bodenhamer, Mary. Email, 6 May 2002. "Eileen Boord passed away last night."

2. Bodenhamer, Mary. Email, 8 May 2002.


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