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Orndorff mother murdered by Sheriff in WV
Posted by: Rebecca Brillhart (ID *****5877) Date: January 12, 2008 at 13:03:20
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Looking for info on this Orndorff family story and family from West Virginia. I was told by my ex-mother-in-law, now decesed, that her grandmother had been killed by a sheriff and the grandfather and two sons were blamed for the murder, but were cleared a week later after attending the funeral in handcuffs. That This woman (named Janie/Jennie/ Jane or Rebecca) was a very respected woman of the area and that over 200 people attended the funeral.

What info I do have for fact is my exmother-in-laws name was Janie Marie Orndorff Lathe, her fathers name was Woodrow Wilson Orndorff and grandfather went by the name Blanton.

I found on the net;
1. WW1 Draft Registration Card 1917-1918,
Herbert Blanton Orndorff
Star Tannery, Frederick Co. VA
Birth 21 July 1875
Race white
Occupation Farmer
Roll 1984715
Serial 1817
Order 660

2. 1900 Census
Name: Herbert B Orndorff
Home in 1900: Dry Run, Frederick, Virginia
Age: 23
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1877
Birthplace: Virginia
Relationship to head-of-house: Brother
Race: White
Household Members: Name Age
L H Orndorff 24
Girtie M Orndorff 27
Hrasell Orndorff 4
Trilby C Orndorff 2
Thelma B Orndorff 1
Herbert B Orndorff 23
Arthur R Orndorff 14
Elmer C Orndorff 8
Rebecca S Jenkins 14

3. 1920 Census
Name: Herbert B Orndorff
Home in 1920: Back Creek, Frederick, Virginia
Age: 43 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1877
Birthplace: Virginia
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Jennie
Father's Birth Place: Virginia
Mother's Birth Place: Virginia
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Image: 6
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Herbert B Orndorff 43
Jennie Orndorff 38
Edna M Orndorff 17
Arthur S Orndorff 14
Herbert H Orndorff 12
Alty L Orndorff 8
Woodrow W Orndorff 6
P Blanton Orndorff 5
Esla Orndorff 1 1/12

I am at brick wall when it comes to this family any help would be
very appreciated.

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