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WESTBROOK Russell Lee

Male 1920 - 2007  (87 years)


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  • Name WESTBROOK Russell Lee 
    Born 13 Feb 1920  [1
    Gender Male 
    Military 1941-1945  [2
    Name "Johnnie" 
    Occupation 1945-2007  [2
    Farmer 
    Died 21 May 2007  Beaverdam Rd. Waverly, VA. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Died at home
    Buried 24 May 2007  Waverly, Sussex County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • A lifelond resident of Waverly, he died at his homeplace located on Beaverdam Road east Waverly, where he was born.
      Veteran of World War II serving in the European Theater with the 811th Tank Destroyer Battalion. Recipient of the Purple Heart Medal for wounds suffered during the Battle of Luxembourg. Was a member of the England-Parsons American Legion Post #191, Waverly, Va.
      DATE 24 MAY 2007
      PLAC Waverly Methodist Church, Waverly, Va
    Person ID I4642  Booth Family
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2015 

    Father WESTBROOK Verner Emmett,   b. 18 Jan 1876, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1951  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother HATCH Corralesia,   b. 11 Jun 1884, Prince George County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1961  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 9 May 1901  Prince George County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • My mother told me while Drucilla was still wearing heavy mourning for her first husband, she ran into an old acquaintance while shopping in Petersburg one day. William N. Hatch, who immediately approached her to convey his condolence. He later told my mother, who became his youngest daughter, that he pursued Drucilla astutely, as he had no intentions of losing her as he once did to John Moore. So the courtship was quite brief.

      William N. Hatch married Drucilla Newell Moore on July 8, 1863 at the home of her mother, Sallie Newell Hollingsworth. Their original marriage certificate with a complete list of their 11 children, with dates of birth are well preseved in the Hatch Family Bible, which I am using as reference. Thanks to Pearl Hatch Vinding, another grandchild. Her father David Levy Hatch, my uncle, left the Bible for safe keeping with his daughter Pearl who so graciously lent me once she learned I was working on the family geneology. In 1972 Pearl had this Bible rebound, which will add many years, a beautiful job. Information below is transcribed from this "Hatch Bible".

      Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940 for Joseph P. Westbrook
      Groom's Name: Verner E. Westbrook          
      Groom's Birth Date: 1876          
      Groom's Birthplace: Surry Co. Va          
      Groom's Age: 25          
      Bride's Name: Carrie Lee Hatch          
      Bride's Birth Date: 1884          
      Bride's Birthplace: Prince George Co. Va          
      Bride's Age: 17          
      Marriage Date: 09 May 1901          
      Marriage Place: Prince George, Virginia          
      Groom's Father's Name: Joseph P. Westbrook          
      Groom's Mother's Name: Otelia F. Westbrook          
      Bride's Father's Name: William N. Hatch          
      Bride's Mother's Name: Drucilla Hatch          
      Groom's Race: White          
      Groom's Marital Status: Single          
      Groom's Previous Wife's Name:          
      Bride's Race: White          
      Bride's Marital Status: Single          
      Bride's Previous Husband's Name:          
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number:M00919-7          
      System Origin:Virginia-EASy          
      Source Film Number:2048470          
      Reference Number:Pr. Geo. 1901          
      [4]
    Family ID F1713  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 ROGERS Hester Lee,   b. 18 Aug 1930,   d. 7 Feb 1983  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 27 Aug 1949  Waverly, Sussex County, VA (Waverly Methodist Church) Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. WESTBROOK Betty Lou,   b. 1 Jan 1952  (Age 67 years)
     2. WESTBROOK Walter Emmett,   b. 14 Feb 1954  (Age 65 years)
     3. WESTBROOK Patricia Lee,   b. 20 Mar 1958  (Age 61 years)
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2008 
    Family ID F1296  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 HARRUP Doris Jean,   b. 16 Jan 1938, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 12 Apr 1986  [5
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2008 
    Family ID F1297  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Aug 1949 - Waverly, Sussex County, VA (Waverly Methodist Church) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 24 May 2007 - Waverly, Sussex County, VA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Westbrook: The Cousins
    Westbrook: The Cousins
    Taken in 2000 at the Cousins Reunion

  • Sources 
    1. [S342] Information Jean Goodrich Johnson received from Ruby Westbrook Schultz.

    2. [S360] Obituary- Daily Press.

    3. [S404] Waverly Cemetery, Waverly Cemetery.

    4. [S1093] Ruby Westbrook Schultz, Ruby Westbrook Schultz (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S406] Information from Johnnie to Jean Goodrich Johnson.