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Hoke, Henry F.
Born - 02/06/1868
Died - 08/18/1932

Henry was employeed by the C&O Railroad on October 7, 1902. He worked as a telegraph operator at Stonewall on Piney Creek subdivision.  He would travel from his home at Meadow Creek to Stonewall on a track bicycle and stay for several days before returning back home.
Pictured below is the track bicycle that Henry rode to work. Daughters Nettie and Beatrice are setting on it.


Henry's first wife was Nettie Vass and they had one child named James Earl Hoke. 
After the death of his first wife, Henry married Bessie F. Redden.  Bessie was the Daughter of John Redden (See John Redden family photo below). Henry and Bessie had the following children.
Russell Hoke
Gilbert Hoke - Died July 28, 1907 of meningitis. Was 6 mths & 4 days old. Buried  in cemetery at Grandview.
Nettie Faye Hoke - Born March 16, 1909. Married Elmer Richmond
Beatrice Mabel Hoke - Born December 31, 1911. Married Roy Edward Jones
Bessie Dale Hoke - Born May 10, 1915. Married William (Bill) Bleau
John F. Hoke - Born January 3, 1919
Josephine Ann Hoke - Born May 3, 1925. Married Charles Richmond.  She was Postmaster at Meadow Creek for years.


Hoke, Bessie F.
Born - 06/28/1887
Died - 09/08/1972

The following obituary was taken from the Beckley Post Hearald dated September 9, 1972.

Rites Incomplete for Bessie Hoke

Meadow Creek -

Mrs. Bessie Hoke, 82, of Meadow Creek died at 2:30 P.M. Friday in a Hinton hospital after a long illness.

Born in Raleigh County, June 28, 1890, she was a daughter of the late John and Ruth Meadow Redden.

She had lived in Meadow Creek for the past 50 years. She was a member of the Meadow Creek Baptist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Elmer Richmond, Mrs. William Bleau, and Mrs Charles Richmond, all of Meadow Creek; one stepson, Earl Hoke of Montcoal; four sisters, Mrs. Pearl Johnson of Beckley, Mrs. Hazel Tomblin of Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Eva Harrah of Quinnimont and Mrs. Undine Hancock of Charlotte, N.C.; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Mrs. Beatrice Jones, preceded her in death.

The body is at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlor in Hinton.

John Redden Family

This picture was taken at a birthday get together for John Redden.
Back row left to right: Daughter:Eva Redden (Married a Harrah), Daughter:Pearl Redden, Effie "Ennis" Bleau (Mother of William "Bill" Bleau, she was living with Bessie & Henry at this time), Daughter:Garnet Redden (Married a Carper), Daughter:Hazel Redden (Married a Tomblin)
Front row left to right: Daughter: Bessie F. Redden (Married to Henry F. Hoke, John Redden, Daughter: Florence Redden (Married a Bivens)
Children left to right: Seated on Bessie's lap is her daughter Beatrice and girl standing beside Bessie and John is Bessie's daughter Nettie.
Girl standing beside John and Florence is John's daughter Undine Redden (Married a Hancock)
Baby girl down in very front in front of Unidine is Ruth Bivens, daughter of Florence. (Married a Smith)

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