TIMELINE  
for
Lucy James Mills Ricketts


January 2, 1853


1855


January 23, 1870


1870


1873


1876


April 16, 1877


1884


1889


February 28, 1892


Feb. 9, 1893


July 12, 1895


October 15, 1899


August 8, 1901


April 24, 1904
 

Father born - Samuel David “Cub” Mills


Mother born – Lucy Jane Davis Mills


Husband born – Charlie Edward "Eddie" Ricketts  (same year
as her step mother)

Step mother born -  Martha A. Cobbler


Sister born - Izetta “Ida” Mills Owen


Sister born – Elizabeth “Bettie” “Bett” Mills Collins


Birth of Lucy James “Jimmy” Mills (Ricketts)


Her Mother died age 29 –Lucy Davis Mills; Children were 12, 9,
7


Father “Cub” married 19 year old Martha A. Cobbler (her
stepmother)

Lucy James Mills age 14 married Charlie “Eddie” Ricketts


1st son born – William Leonard Ricketts


2nd child daughter born – Viola Lee Ricketts (Davis)


3rd child daughter born – Lena White Ricketts (Holley,  Payne)


4rd child son born – Reuben Edward Ricketts


5th child son born- Percy Hutchins Ricketts

March 15, 1906








Circa 1906







March 22, 1907


May 18, 1910


March 6, 1913


February 8, 1932



December 22, 1936







March 8, 1954
 
Moved from Dry Fork to Danville.  Her husband rented a
box car and loaded furniture which they picked up in
Danville.  They first lived on Washington St., then Walker
St. and Monroe St.  Gabriella Hearp Ricketts 3rd wife
widow of Reuben B. Ricketts (b 1830) was living with them
in Danville. Eddie worked  for the city of Danville as a
supervisor at the City Stable.


6th child daughter born - Lucy Ricketts (Brown)


7th child son born - Samuel Bruce Ricketts


8th child daughter born – Thelma Ricketts (Matthews,  
Hodges)


Husband died at age 62 - Charlie “Eddie” Ricketts


Daughter died – Lucy Ricketts Brown wife of Sampson
Brown.  Her daughter Doris Brown Alexander (now of
Ohio) was only 7 years old.  My sister Elaine remembers
visiting her at Hilltop TB Sanitorium (now Roman Eagle
Nursing Home).  In her diary, Lucy Brown often speaks of
people talking to her through her window.  


Lucy James Ricketts died

By an act of the Virginia General Assembly, Dry Fork became
an incorporated town.  One of the six councilmen was Charlie
E. Ricketts.  Another was his brother-in-law Charles T. Owen.  
Charlie worked for Mr. Pigg at the Dry Fork Distillery.  Lucy
was concerned about him working with whiskey.  At the bar
room he was badly stabbed in the side and they moved to
Danville, VA.

Moved from Dry Fork to Danville.  Her husband rented a box
car and loaded furniture which they picked up in Danville.  
They first lived on Washington St., then Walker St. and Monroe
St.  Gabriella Hearp Ricketts 3rd wife widow of Reuben B.
Ricketts (b 1830) was living with them in Danville. Eddie
worked  for the city of Danville as a supervisor at the City
Stable.


6th child daughter born - Lucy Ricketts (Brown)


7th child son born - Samuel Bruce Ricketts


8th child daughter born – Thelma Ricketts (Matthews,  Hodges)


Husband died at age 62 - Charlie “Eddie” Ricketts



Daughter died – Lucy Ricketts Brown wife of Sampson
Brown.  Her daughter Doris Brown Alexander (now of Ohio)
was only 7 years old.  My sister Elaine remembers visiting her
at Hilltop TB Sanitorium (now Roman Eagle Nursing Home).  In
her diary, Lucy Brown often speaks of people talking to her
through her window.  


Lucy James Ricketts died