Washington Conner Winesett

Born 15-Aug-1871 and Died 8-Feb-1954
Son of Lemuel Winesett and Amelia Leonard

Married 3-Feb-1897 to Lena V. Howell
Born 2-Jan-1865 and died 5-Aug-1929

Married 15-Jan-1930 to Octavia Jane Webb
Born 20-Jul-1875 at Snake Creek, Fancy Gap, VA
Died 7-Jan-1968 at Hillsville, Carroll County, VA
Daughter of Isaac Webb and Melissa Jane Martin

Gooch Harman said that Conner was a dentist and had an office in Galax. His drill was powered by a device similar to a stationary bicycle. Conner was appointed acting postmaster in 1924 for the Woodland post office. Any additional information about Conner and his wives would be appreciated. Were there any children?

Nothing is known about Octavia except that she married 14-Nov-1889 John Anderson Goad by whom she had 7 children prior to Conner. After Conner's death she married 15-Aug-1934 Homer Anderson Gardner. She was old to have had children by Conner. She was generally referred to as "Aunt Tavy". She is buried in Isaac Webb Cemetery in Carroll County, VA.

Obituary for Conner which appeared in the Galex Gazette: Thursday, Feb. 11, 1954 3-A "In Memoriam" on Page 6-A:

Dr. Washington Conner Winesette, 82, who practiced dentistry many years ago, died at his home in Woodlawn early Monday night, February 8, 1954.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Octavia Goad Winesette and a number of step- children, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at the Wood- lawn Methodist church Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. by Elder Edd Doughas and Elder J.D. Vass.

Interment, under Vaughan-Guynn direction, followed in the Worrell cemetery.

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