Rosetta (Walk) Graybeal (1922 - 1990)

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Rosetta (Walk) Graybeal
1922 - 1990
updated February 06, 2019
Rosetta (Walk) Graybeal was born on June 25, 1922 in Kayford, West Virginia. She was born into the Walk family and married into the Graybeal family. She died on August 24, 1990 in Blue Pennant Road , Whitesville , WV., West Virginia at 68 years of age. We know that Rosetta (Walk) Graybeal had been residing in Whitesville, Boone County, West Virginia 25209.


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Rosetta (Walk) Graybeal

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Rosetta Graybeal was born on in Kayford, Kanawha County, West Virginia United States 25075


Rosetta Graybeal died on in Blue Pennant Road , Whitesville , WV., Boone County, West Virginia United States 25209

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in Orgas, Boone County, West Virginia United States 25148


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Whitesville, Boone County, West Virginia 25209


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Homemaker, mother of seven children

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When Rosetta Walk was born on June 25, 1922, in Kayford, West Virginia, her father, Joseph, was 28 and her mother, Virginia Jarrell Walk, was 19. She had one child, Edward Walk, from one relationship in 1945. She then married Lenn Benson Graybeal. Lenn was an automibile mechanic and owned Graybeals Garage in Blue Pennant, West Virginia, where they also lived and had six children together. They were Brenda Kay, Patricia Rose, Lena Gay, James Laverne, Linda Lou and John Benson. She died on August 24, 1990, in Whitesville, West Virginia, at the age of 68, and was buried in Orgas, West Virginia. Lenn Graybeal died 8 months later on April 26, 1991 and was buried with his wife Rose.

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1922 - 1990 World Events

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In 1922, in the year that Rosetta (Walk) Graybeal was born, from October 22nd - 29th, 3,000 men of Benito Mussolini's National Fascist Party marched on Rome. (Mussolini waited in Milan, he did not participate in the March.) The day after the March Mussolini went to Rome and the King of Italy handed over power to Mussolini, in part because he was supported by the military, the business class, and the right-wing factions of Italy.

In 1954, Rosetta was 32 years old when from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1976, at the age of 54 years old, Rosetta was alive when on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1989, she was 67 years old when on January 20th, George Herbert Walker Bush became the 41st President of the United States. Previously Ronald Regan's Vice President, he ran against Michael Dukakis and won the popular vote by 53.4% to 45.6%.

In 1990, in the year of Rosetta (Walk) Graybeal's passing, on April 24th, the Hubble telescope was launched into space after long delays due to the Challenger explosion. An optical flaw was found within weeks of launch but was fixed within three years. The discoveries made possible by the Hubble have contributed to scientists' understanding of the universe.

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Oct 25, 1916 - Jan 10, 1997
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Robert W Graybeal
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Williamsburg, WV
Violet Graybeal
Jan 28, 1920 - March 1987
Creston, North Carolina
Denver W Graybeal
May 11, 1931 - Feb 26, 2006
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Thena Graybeal
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Katherine S Graybeal
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Bluefield, WV
Mamie A Graybeal
Jan 7, 1909 - May 17, 2004
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Barry D Graybeal
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Roy W Graybeal
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Roy Graybeal
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Earl Graybeal
Sep 16, 1903 - July 1986
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Brian K Graybeal
Jan 7, 1965 - Jun 14, 1995
Bertha Graybeal
Dec 26, 1917 - June 1987
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Vonz Graybeal
Mar 19, 1922 - October 1985
Baltimore, Maryland
Don Graybeal
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Jack Q Graybeal
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Sue Graybeal
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Charles Graybeal
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Raymond E Walk
Mar 25, 1913 - Nov 30, 1995
Saint Petersburg, FL
E Bruce Walk
Sep 10, 1917 - Oct 25, 1998
Bluefield, WV
Wanda F Walk
Feb 3, 1924 - Nov 29, 2010
Ecorse, MI
Ivan C Walk
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Hurricane, WV
Charles Walk
Jun 12, 1905 - July 1967
Janice Joann Walk
Oct 10, 1933 - Jan 15, 2006
Edinburg, Texas
B Walk Jr
Sep 11, 1931 - Nov 16, 2000
Weston, WV
Wayne D Walk
Jan 3, 1935 - Nov 25, 2009
Rural Retreat, VA
Garold Walk
Oct 23, 1939 - Mar 8, 2005
Catlettsburg, KY
Franklin D Walk
Feb 11, 1940 - Jul 14, 2010
Cabin Creek, WV
Linda Walk
Sep 29, 1945 - May 1976
Huntington, West Virginia
Hugh C Walk
Jul 26, 1911 - Sep 1, 1991
Ventura, CA
Ben Walk
Apr 13, 1895 - January 1972
West Virginia
William Walk
Oct 1, 1901 - April 1972
West Virginia
Nathan Walk
Jul 17, 1905 - December 1979
Sanford, North Carolina
Michalina Walk
Nov 29, 1898 - March 1978
Richard A Walk
Sep 26, 1921 - Jan 19, 1994
Cabin Creek, WV
Steve Walk
Jan 17, 1933 - Sep 3, 2008
Brazil, IN
Elmer Walk
Apr 30, 1932 - Sep 10, 2000
Dyersburg, TN
Sandra C Walk
Aug 19, 1940 - Apr 1, 2003
Barberton, OH

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Ira I Harris
May 30, 1978 - Feb 5, 2005
Jay Thomas
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Jennifer R Butcher
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Jackilynn E Reynolds
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Hattie H Brown
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George Williams
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Barbara J Stinnett
Jul 3, 1962 - Jan 8, 2009
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Richard A Loiseau
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Christy Flynn
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Heather R Lucey
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Russell S Roberts
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Jamie L Mccallister
Nov 8, 1976 - Apr 26, 1999
Michael E Currence
Dec 5, 1978 - Jul 1, 2006
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