Person:Jennie Riffe (1)

Jennie Bell Riffe
b.16 Apr 1864
  1. Jennie Bell Riffe1864 - 1923
m. 24 Jun 1880
  1. Homer K. Knotts1882 - 1920
  2. Nellie Knotts1884 - 1965
  3. Lora Knotts1886 -
  4. Maud Knotts1888 -
  5. Erma Knotts1890 -
  6. Royal C. 'Roy' Knotts1893 - Abt 1931
  7. Forest L. Knotts1895 -
  8. Unnamed dau Knotts1897 - 1897
  9. Harry Arnold Knotts1898 -
  10. William Carl KnottsAbt 1901 -
  11. Madge KnottsAbt 1906 -
  12. Jennie Bell Knotts1908 - 1923
Facts and Events
Name Jennie Bell Riffe
Gender Female
Birth? 16 Apr 1864
Marriage 24 Jun 1880 Roane Co., West Virginia, United Statesto Rev. Simon A. Knotts
Death? 20 Jul 1923 Minnora, Calhoun Co., West Virginia, United States
Burial? Minnora Cemetery, Minnora, Calhoun Co., West Virginia, United States

Death Record Detail Name: Jennie Bell Knotts Sex: Female Death Date: 20 Jul 1923 Death Place: Minnora, Calhoun, West Virginia Birth Place: W. Va. Marital Status: W Mother: Harriett Boggs Mother's Birth Place: W. Va. Father: Riffle (William Riffle) Father's Birth Place: W. Va.

Obituary contributed by Lois Curry From an unidentified newspaper Died 20 July 1923

Mrs. Jennie Bell Knotts, daughter of William and Harriett Riffe, (formerly of this county, was born in Monroe county, West Va., April 16, 1864 and died at her home at Minnora, W. Va., July 20, 1923. She was married to Simon A. Knotts, of Minnora, June 14, 1890 and to this union was born twelve children. Nine are still living, three with the father have passed to the other shore. Those living are Mrs. M.S. Gherky, of Grantsville; Mrs. E. L. McCue, of Rosedale, Nebraska; Mrs. H. G. Dye,. of Los Angelies, [sic] California, Forest, of Akron; Roy, Arnold, Carl, Madge and Virginia, of Minnora, the old homestead. Those who have passed on are Homer, the eldest who died three years ago, and Mrs. J. S. Hickman of Weston, a year later and an infant daughter.

The children living all attended the funeral services except Mrs. Dye, of California, who is in poor health; Mrs. J. S. Hickman and her three grandchildren of Weston and Mrs. Carrie Knotts and her son Shirley, also a grandson of the deceased.

Mrs. Knotts leaves four brothers and a sister, A. C. Riffe and H. K. Riffe, Methodist ministers of the W. Va. Conference, Hamilton, of Nebraska, Mrs. G. N. Day, of Spencer, and Carl of the old homestead.

There need be little said here in regard to the life and character of Mrs. Knotts for she was such a loving motherly christian woman, that she was greatly beloved by all who knew her, and will be greatly missed in the church and community and especially in her home. But what seems to be our loss is her eternal gain and we believe according to God's word that Jennie lives somewhere in conscious reality with her devoted husband who was a "pioneer of rightenousness [sic] and reform in the community" and with many others gone before. I would say to those on this side, "Be faithful" and especially to the children, be what mother would have you be and you will meet her where the gates swing outward never.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Iceman, of Minnora, who brought many tributes to her sacred memory, and the body was entered at the old Knotts cemetery to await the resurrection of the just.

"I know not where in all this world I'd find Another half so precious or so dear, Or one whos love would hold so firm and kind. Throughout the changing fortunes of each year. In all my life I cannot hope to pay, That priceless debt of faithful loyalty I ask no sweeter bondage than to stay, A debtor to her precious love for me. For it I'd yield the honor men confer For it I'd give all wealth and emminence And all I have I humbly offer __?__ My deepest love and truest ____ence. ____ know none other I could so e__?__ Within my heart save her ______ Mother Mine." Rev. G. _ ___________?

  1.   Calhoun, West Virginia, United States. GenWeb.

    from record of birth of their children & cemetery record.