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Cecil Dale Roseberry

Male 1913 - 1941  (28 years)


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  • Name Cecil Dale Roseberry 
    Nickname Smilin Dale 
    Born 9 Apr 1913  Evans, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Sep 1941  Grundy, Buchanan, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Creston Cemetery, Mason County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2934  WV Route 87 Family Tree
    Last Modified 2 Feb 2019 

    Father Homer Lee Roseberry,   b. 1 Jan 1879, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1956, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Dora Ellen Hughes,   b. 6 Jan 1881, Mason County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1968, Ripley, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 28 Oct 1903  Mason County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1930 United States Federal Census
      about Homer Rosebery
      Name: Homer Rosebery
      Home in 1930: Letart, Meigs, Ohio
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      Age: 50
      Estimated birth year: abt 1880
      Birthplace: West Virginia
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Spouse's name: Dora Rosebery
      Race: White
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      Household Members: Name Age
      Homer Rosebery 50
      Dora Rosebery 48
      William Rosebery 21
      Leon Rosebery 19
      Dale Rosebery 17
      Lovel Rosebery 14
      Mamie Rosebery 12
      Bernice Rosebery 8


      Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Letart, Meigs, Ohio; Roll: 1850; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 5; Image: 102.0.

    Photos
    Roseberry-Hughes
    Roseberry-Hughes
    Homer Roseberry and Dora Hughes-Roseberry
    Roseberry
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    Dana Clark Fox, Richard Burns, Dora Ellen Hughes Roseberry, Davey Hammonds and Susie Bernice Roseberry McKemy
    Roseberry
    Roseberry
    Dora Ellen Hughes, her husband Homer Lee Roseberry and their grandson Dana Clark Fox
    Roseberry
    Roseberry
    Homer Lee Roseberry and wife Dora Elen Hughes Roseberry; standing their daughter Mamie Belle Roseberry
    Family ID F733  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jean Securo,   b. 3 Mar 1917, Kingmont, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 2001, Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 28 Jan 1939  Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
    Last Modified 31 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F1634  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Apr 1913 - Evans, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Sep 1941 - Grundy, Buchanan, VA, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Creston Cemetery, Mason County, West Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Roseberry
    Roseberry
    Dale Roseberry, Lovell Lee and Juanita
    Roseberry
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    Cecil Dale (Smiling) Roseberry - Dale was an up and coming country music (in those days it was hillbilly music) before he was killed in a car wreck.
    Roseberry
    Roseberry
    Carmelita Dale McKemy
    Roseberry
    Roseberry
    Cecil Dale Roseberry

    Headstones
    Roseberry - Creston Cemetery
    Roseberry - Creston Cemetery
    Cecil Dale Roseberry

    Histories
     Smilin Dale Roseberry  By Clicking on View this item a  copy of the pamphlet mentioned below will download. If you have dial-up it may be slow to load.  It is a PDF File.
    Smilin Dale Roseberry By Clicking on View this item a copy of the pamphlet mentioned below will download. If you have dial-up it may be slow to load. It is a PDF File.
    Cecil Dale Roseberry (Smilin Dale) and his brother Lovell Lee "Bus" Roseberry were popular "hillbilly music" artist. They appeared on several radio programs and made many public appearances. They were on their way to becoming big stars. This dream was cut short when Cecil Dale was killed in a car wreck in Grundy, Virginia on 19 September 1941. Entertainers as a way to keep in touch with their listeners, keep their fans updated on what the artist was doing, where their next public appearace was going to be often wrote newsletters. They also wrote little books about themselves and songs and music they had written. These books were mailed out to the listeners. The cost of the books was a nominal amount. (usually just enough to cover postage) The request for these newsletters and books was a way to let keep the station manager informed of the artist popularity. After "Smilin Dale was killed in the car wreck people wanted to know what happened and how his family was getting along. In response to those request Bob wrote a small pamphlet about the life of his brother "Smilin Dale Roseberry". The book contained a short bio of Dale's life and some of the songs and poetry that he and Cecil Dale wrote. This booklet was mailed to listeners of their radio programs.