Descendants of John Pendergrass

Fifth Generation


23. Sterling Stephen CONDRAY (Amanda Jane PENDERGRASS , Hiram , Nimrod , John ) was born JUN 1855 in Sales Creek, Tenn. He died OCT 31 1928 in Hokes Bluff, Etowah Cty, AL and was buried NOV 1928 in Owens Cemetery, S. Gadsden, Alabama.

Sterling was employed in Farmer.

Obituary appearing in THE GADSDEN TIMES, November 1, 1928

"STERLING CONDRAY HAS PASSED AWAY -- Sterling Stevens (sic) Condray, 66, died at his home at Hokes Bluff at 4:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon following an illness of thirty days.

The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Mr. McGowan at the Hokes Bluff Methodist Church at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon. The burial following in the Owens Cemetery in South Gadsden.

Surviving are the following sons and daughters: Fred M. Condray, Whittenburg, Tenn.; C.D. Condray, Norfolk, VA.; Harry Condray, China; Mrs. Ruth Carter, Chattanooga; Mrs. James Whitaker, Elmyra, Ark.; and Mrs. Mark Jones, Sapulpa, Okla.

J. W. Condray is a brother."

Death Certificate, State of Alabama, Bureau of Vital Statistics:
Place of death, Etowah County,
Registration District or Beat No. 28.0004, File No. 26406,
City of Hokes Bluff, RFD #1.
Full Name: Sterling Stevens Condray
Residence No. Hokes Bluff, Alabama.
Sex, Male;
Color or Race, White;
Widowed;
Occupation: Farmer;
Birthplace: Tennessee;
Name of Father: Alonzo Condray;
Birthplace of Father: Tennessee;
Maiden Name of Mother: Mandey Pendergrass;
Birthplace of Mother: Tennessee;
Informant: Mrs. Ruth Carter;
Address: Chattanooga, Tennessee;
Date of Death: November 1, 1928;
SS: I HEREBY CERTIFY, that I attended deceased 1928. That I last saw him alive on October 16, 1928 and that death occurred on the stated above.
The Cause of Death: Nephritis;
Contributory (Secondary): Local infection mouth.
No operation performed;
No autopsy performed;
What test confirmed diagnosis: Lab.
Signed by A. W. Green, M.D.
Place of Burial: Owens Cemetery;
Undertaker: Woodliff Undertaking Company, Inc.
Filed November 16, 1928.
R.L. Pentecost Registrar.

Sterling married Susan Frances PENDERGRASS, daughter of John Houston PENDERGRASS and Delphia Luvicie RIDDLE. Susan was born AUG 8 1859 in Iron City, AL. She died MAY 1 1916 in Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama and was buried 1916 in Owens Cemetery, Gadsden, Alabama.

Susan was employed in Housewife.

Certificate of Death
Full Name of Deceased: Susan Francis Condray
Date of Death: May 14, 1916;
Hour: 4:30 a.m.
Place of Death (County): Etowah;
P.O.: Gadsden, Alabama, RFD;
City or Town: Gadsden;
Place of birth of deceased (State or County): Tennessee;
White or colored: W;
Male or Female: Female;
Occupation: Housewife;
How long did deceased reside at place of death: 15 years;
Where was disease contracted: Residence;
Duration of illness: 2 years;
Principal disease causing death: Pellagra;
Contributory disease causing death: Same;
Age: 55 years, 5 months, 3 days;
Married;
Full name of father of deceased: John H. Pendergrass;
Birthplace of father (state or county): Tennessee;
Full name of mother of deceased: Luvisa L. Pendergrass;
Birthplace of mother (state or county): Tennessee was written and crossed out and Alabama entered instead;
Place of Interment: Owens Cemetery;
Reporter: W. G. Johnson;
Post Office: Gadsden, Alabama;
Date of report: May 1, 1916.
Certificate No. 131;
Recording No.: 101-16-07017

Sterling and Susan had the following children:

  46 M i Frederick M. CONDRAY was born MAY 1881. He died JUL 1960 in Chattanooga, TN.

Memorial Obituary appearing in THE CHATTANOOGA DAILY TIMES, August 1, 1960

CONDRAY--FREDERICK M., age 81 of 1925 East 23rd St. passed away Friday afternoon in a local hospital. He is survived by two brothers, Harry B. Condray of Rouge (sic) River, Ore. and Charles Condray of Kansas; two sisters, Mrs. Mellie Mahle of Abilene, Tex., and Mrs. Jessie Jones of California, niece, Mrs. Andrew Massey of Chattanooga and several other nieces and nephews. Mr. Condray was a member of Sapulpa Lodge No. 170. F&AM. Funeral services will be help at 1p.m. Thursday from the East Chapel of the National Funeral Home, with Reverand A. L. Lowrance officiating. Interment will be in National Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Burton Dodd, Roy Johnson, Delmar Gilbert, Buddy Massey, Howard Cossett and Frank Marymen. The body is at the National Funeral Home's East Chapel.
+ 47 F ii Mellie CONDRAY was born DEC 6 1884 and died FEB 1965.
+ 48 F iii Jessie Lee CONDRAY was born MAR 1887 and died about 1979.
  49 M iv Don CONDRAY was born JUN 1890.
+ 50 F v Ruth CONDRAY was born JUN 1893 and died NOV 16 1957.
  51 M vi Charles Daniels CONDRAY was born MAY 7 1896 in Etowah Cty., Alabama. He died JAN 5 1978 in Leavenworth, KS and was buried JAN 1978 in Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, KS.

Charles Daniel was called C.D. by his family. He was in the Marines during WW1. He never married and according to my Dad, spent time in the VA Hospital for treatment of Shell Shock. He died at the VA Center in Leavenworth, Kansas. The Certificate of Death has his State of Birth as Arkansas, but believe this is in error as the family lived in Alabama and all the brothers and sisters were born there. He was buried at Leavenworth National Cemetery in Leavenworth. His cause of death, Malignant Lymphoma
+ 52 M vii Harry Blancho CONDRAY was born FEB 25 1899 and died JUN 1980.

37. Mary A PENDERGRASS (John Houston , Hiram , Nimrod , John ) was born MAR 22 1857 in Sale Creek, Hamilton Cty. Tenn.

Mary married Jeff SMITH

They had the following children:

  53 M i Gordin Evans SMITH
  54 M ii William Terry SMITH

38. Robert Delom PENDERGRASS (John Houston , Hiram , Nimrod , John ) was born MAR 28 1858 in Hamilton Cty. Tenn. He died in Bosque County, Texas.

Robert married Anna UNKNOWN

They had the following children:

  55 M i Terry PENDERGRASS
  56 F ii Nannie PENDERGRASS

39. Susan Frances PENDERGRASS (John Houston , Hiram , Nimrod , John ) was born AUG 8 1859 in Iron City, AL. She died MAY 1 1916 in Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama and was buried 1916 in Owens Cemetery, Gadsden, Alabama.

Susan was employed in Housewife.

Certificate of Death
Full Name of Deceased: Susan Francis Condray
Date of Death: May 14, 1916;
Hour: 4:30 a.m.
Place of Death (County): Etowah;
P.O.: Gadsden, Alabama, RFD;
City or Town: Gadsden;
Place of birth of deceased (State or County): Tennessee;
White or colored: W;
Male or Female: Female;
Occupation: Housewife;
How long did deceased reside at place of death: 15 years;
Where was disease contracted: Residence;
Duration of illness: 2 years;
Principal disease causing death: Pellagra;
Contributory disease causing death: Same;
Age: 55 years, 5 months, 3 days;
Married;
Full name of father of deceased: John H. Pendergrass;
Birthplace of father (state or county): Tennessee;
Full name of mother of deceased: Luvisa L. Pendergrass;
Birthplace of mother (state or county): Tennessee was written and crossed out and Alabama entered instead;
Place of Interment: Owens Cemetery;
Reporter: W. G. Johnson;
Post Office: Gadsden, Alabama;
Date of report: May 1, 1916.
Certificate No. 131;
Recording No.: 101-16-07017

Susan married Sterling Stephen CONDRAY, son of Israel Alonzo CONDRAY and Amanda Jane PENDERGRASS. Sterling was born JUN 1855 in Sales Creek, Tenn. He died OCT 31 1928 in Hokes Bluff, Etowah Cty, AL and was buried NOV 1928 in Owens Cemetery, S. Gadsden, Alabama.

Sterling was employed in Farmer.

Obituary appearing in THE GADSDEN TIMES, November 1, 1928

"STERLING CONDRAY HAS PASSED AWAY -- Sterling Stevens (sic) Condray, 66, died at his home at Hokes Bluff at 4:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon following an illness of thirty days.

The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Mr. McGowan at the Hokes Bluff Methodist Church at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon. The burial following in the Owens Cemetery in South Gadsden.

Surviving are the following sons and daughters: Fred M. Condray, Whittenburg, Tenn.; C.D. Condray, Norfolk, VA.; Harry Condray, China; Mrs. Ruth Carter, Chattanooga; Mrs. James Whitaker, Elmyra, Ark.; and Mrs. Mark Jones, Sapulpa, Okla.

J. W. Condray is a brother."

Death Certificate, State of Alabama, Bureau of Vital Statistics:
Place of death, Etowah County,
Registration District or Beat No. 28.0004, File No. 26406,
City of Hokes Bluff, RFD #1.
Full Name: Sterling Stevens Condray
Residence No. Hokes Bluff, Alabama.
Sex, Male;
Color or Race, White;
Widowed;
Occupation: Farmer;
Birthplace: Tennessee;
Name of Father: Alonzo Condray;
Birthplace of Father: Tennessee;
Maiden Name of Mother: Mandey Pendergrass;
Birthplace of Mother: Tennessee;
Informant: Mrs. Ruth Carter;
Address: Chattanooga, Tennessee;
Date of Death: November 1, 1928;
SS: I HEREBY CERTIFY, that I attended deceased 1928. That I last saw him alive on October 16, 1928 and that death occurred on the stated above.
The Cause of Death: Nephritis;
Contributory (Secondary): Local infection mouth.
No operation performed;
No autopsy performed;
What test confirmed diagnosis: Lab.
Signed by A. W. Green, M.D.
Place of Burial: Owens Cemetery;
Undertaker: Woodliff Undertaking Company, Inc.
Filed November 16, 1928.
R.L. Pentecost Registrar.

Sterling and Susan had the following children:

  57 M i Frederick M. CONDRAY is printed as #46.
+ 58 F ii Mellie CONDRAY is printed as #47.
+ 59 F iii Jessie Lee CONDRAY is printed as #48.
  60 M iv Don CONDRAY is printed as #49.
+ 61 F v Ruth CONDRAY is printed as #50.
  62 M vi Charles Daniels CONDRAY is printed as #51.
+ 63 M vii Harry Blancho CONDRAY is printed as #52.

41. E. W."Willie" A. PENDERGRASS (John Houston , Hiram , Nimrod , John ) was born JUL 26 1867. She died 1960 in Anniston, AL.

E. W."Willie" A. PENDERGRASS married Loring Arthur JONES, son of William Anderson JONES and Elizabeth PENDERGRASS, on JUN 21 1885 in Calhoun County, Alabama.

They had the following children:

+ 64 F i Aubrey Regan JONES was born UNKNOWN and died 1977.

42. Lee Evins PENDERGRASS (John Houston , Hiram , Nimrod , John ) was born MAR 13 1870 in Alabama. He died JAN 12 1940 in Anniston, Calhoun County, AL.

He had the following children:

  65 F i Robert Lee PENDERGRASS

43. John Asa PENDERGRASS (John Houston , Hiram , Nimrod , John ) was born JUL 7 1873 in St. Clair County, Alabama. He died SEP 21 1935 in Dubach, Lincoln Parish, Luoisiana.

John married Emma Louise HANNA, daughter of John Wiley HANNA and Mary COKER, on NOV 15 1907 in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana. Emma was born SEP 22 1878 in White Plains, Calhoun County, AL. She died AUG 10 1964 in Dubach, Lincoln Parish, Luoisiana.

1 BIRT
2 DATE 22 SEP 1878

John and Emma had the following children:

  66 M i QDelous DeLarne PENDERGRASS was born JUN 9 1898. He died MAY 12 1976.
        QDelous married Annie Maude CARTER
  67 F ii Willie PENDERGRASS was born DEC 18 1902 in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana. She died DEC 6 1904 in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana.
  68 iii Baby PENDERGRASS was born OCT 18 1900 in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana. Baby died MAY 23 1902 in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana.
  69 F iv Bessie M. PENDERGRASS

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