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Sylvia Leanna KIGHT (Malinda Jane McRobie, John William, William) was born 4 Jul 1872 in Claysville, Mineral County, West Virginia. She died 10 Oct 1935 in Keyser, Mineral County, West Virginia.
Sylvia married William ABERNATHY on 30 Dec 1891 at Henry Kight’s residence in Claysville, Mineral County, West Virginia. William was born on 5 Jan 1866 in Mineral County, West Virginia. He is the son of Ezekial ABERNATHY and Sarah [UNKNOWN]. He died before 1910. …
Laura Alice KIGHT (Malinda Jane McRobie, John William, William) was born in 1862 in Maryland. She died of kidney failure 28 Aug 1904 in Mineral County, West Virginia. She is buried in the Kight Cemetery in Claysville, Mineral County, West Virginia.
According to her daughter, Ola, Laura was crippled and walked with a cane. Laura had an illegitimate son before her marriage.
Charles Wilbert KIGHT was born 1 Aug 1882 in Mineral County, West Virginia.
Laura married Henry Grant LIKENS …
Here are some Kight and Likins family pictures that Franklin Bishop sent me.
Henry Thomas Kight III and Malinda Jane McRobie
Henry Grant Likins and Laura Alice Kight
Back: Hazel Frances Likins, Henry Thomas Kight III, Joseph Earl Likins Front: Sylvia Leanna Likins, William Baker Likins
Henry Likins and Sylvia Leanna Kight
So I’m very happy to report that my mystery surrounding Ola has been solved, and much more quickly than anticipated. Thanks to my newly found, distant cousin, Franklin Bishop, I have confirmed that Ola did not die when she was just a few months old, and did indeed live until the 1970′s. Franklin is Ola’s adopted son and has been a huge wealth of information. We’re still not sure why there is a death register for Ola …
My newest mystery seems to surround Ola Florence Likens. She was the daughter of <a href=”http://www.mcrobiefamilytree.com/?p=137″>Laura Alice Kight and Henry Grant Likens</a>. According to her birth register, she was born 20 Sep 1895 in Mineral County, West Virginia. The mystery comes with her death. According to the West Virginia death records, Ola died on 5 Oct 1895. She was 16 days old. Yet, miraculously, she appears with her father and siblings in 1910, …