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Cecil Dale Roseberry
 1913 - 1941

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  • Nickname  Smilin Dale 
    Birth  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 
    Person ID  I2934  WV Route 87 Family Tree
    Last Modified  20 Dec 2010 14:05:51 
    Father  Homer Lee Roseberry, b. 1 Jan 1879, West Virginia, USA  
    Mother  Dora Ellen Hughes, b. 6 Jan 1881, Mason County, West Virginia, USA  
    Photos Roseberry-HughesRoseberry-Hughes
    Homer Roseberry and Dora Hughes-Roseberry
    Dana Clark Fox, Richard Burns, Dora Ellen Hughes Roseberry, Davey Hammonds and Susie Bernice Roseberry McKemy
    Dora Ellen Hughes, her husband Homer Lee Roseberry and their grandson Dana Clark Fox
    Homer Lee Roseberry and wife Dora Elen Hughes Roseberry; standing their daughter Mamie Belle Roseberry
    Family ID  F733  Group Sheet
    Family  Jean Securo 
     1. Robert Verlin Roseberry, b. 1940
    Family ID  F1634  Group Sheet
  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 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
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  • Photos Roseberry
    Dale Roseberry, Lovell Lee and Juanita
    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.
    Carmelita Dale McKemy
    Cecil Dale Roseberry
    Headstones Roseberry - Creston CemeteryRoseberry - Creston Cemetery
    Status: Located. 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.
    Cecil Dale Roseberry (Smilin Dale) and his brother Lovell Lee "Bob" 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.


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