Husband: Fitzhugh Lee Armentrout
Father: John Armentrout [R352]
Mother: Elvira (Wood) Armentrout [R352]
Born: 3/23/1867
Died: 11/5/1928. Buried at Horeb Baptist Church, Bath County Va.

Wife: Mamie (Van Lear) Armentrout
Father: William H. Van Lear [R581]
Mother: Emma R. (Hepler) Van Lear [R581]
Born: 1879
Died: 1974

Married: 1895, in Griffith Va.

John Willie Armentrout, 5/19/1898-1960. M. 8/1928 to Odie Daniel,
    no children
Herman Brown (Jim) Armentrout, 2/20/01-12/25/76. M. 1st 8/1924
    to Thelma Doss, ch. Thelma, Bobby, Graham; 2nd to Marguerite
    Challendar, ch. Mary Alice, Alma Lee, James Stacy
Huber Kennedy Armentrout, 1/11/03-1973. M. 9/2/24 to Elizabeth
    Keyser, dau. Peggy Lee
Paul Eugene Armentrout, 8/20/05-1962. M. Elizabeth Williams,
Grady Lee Armentrout, 7/8/10-12/31/89. M. 9/1932 to Virginia
    Showers, ch. Gary, Juanita, others?

(1996) Lee and Mamie Armentrout inherited the house Lee’s parents had lived in, near the White House (its position is shown in Fig. R003a). In their tenure the house burned, and they rebuilt it. Lee died in 1928 of a fractured skull, caused by a fall from the back of a moving truck.

Mamie’s second husband: William White

Some years after Lee’s death Mamie surprised and upset her family by marrying William White from the White house across the river, a person with whom Lee had not been on friendly terms. Her sons had difficulty accepting White. After they had been married a few years White died of a cerebral hemorrhage. Thereafter Mamie lived in the Armentrout home with her son Herman and his family. He brought his three children to her to raise after he divorced his first wife. When Herman subsequently married Margaret Challender and they had three more children, they all lived with Mamie, along with Mamie’s father William H. Van Lear [R581]. Later Mamie lived with her brother and sister-in-law, Harry and Kate Van Lear [R554] in Lynchburg Va. After Harry’s death, she and Kate lived with Kate’s daughter Louise Curfman in Covington Va. After Kate’s death, Mamie moved to the Virginia Baptist Home in Culpepper, and lived the remainder of her life there.

Sources: [S007]