My name is Lorren Runion, Ira Runion's youngest son and Joseph William Runion's grandson. It sounds like your grandmother and I are second cousins. When I was about 15 years old, I went with my dad to visit Uncle Dave Runion in Clarksburg, Maryland, if my memory serves me right. Ida and her sister used to visit mom and dad quite often during the 50's and 60's. Was Ida Uncle Dave's daughter?
Dad died April 30, 1973 and mom died July 15, 1976. Both are both buried in Cannon Branch cemetery, which is located about a mile north of Manassas on Route 28, or about a half mile south of the 234 bypass.
Earl Runion, who is buried in Woodbine cemetery, is my brother. Lester Runion is my nephew.
My grandfather, Joe Runion, married Amelia Carrier about 1880. They had three boys and three girls, Francis, Elizabeth, William, John, Ira (my dad), and Martha. My grandfather also had a son named Carl by a later marriage.
Francis, known as Fannie, died about 1978; Elizabeth, known as Lizzie, died about 1976; William died in June 1966; John disappeared about 1938 and was never heard from since; Ira (who had no previous marriage) died on his 59th anniversary, April 30, 1973; and Martha died three days before her 104th birthday, August 28, 1997. The last time we heard from Carl was about 1948.
Ira Runion married Anna Alexander April 30, 1914. They had twelve children.
-- Hilda Catherine is 86 years old and lives in Washington state. She has one son.
-- Marcus William died in Tennessee in April 1992 at the age of 75. He had one step-daughter.
-- Elmore is 83 years old and lives in Pennsylvania. He has one son and one daughter.
-- James is 82 years old and lives in Virginia. He had five sons and six daughters. Two of his sons have died, one is Lester who is buried in Woodbine cemetery.
-- Joseph died in Virginia in1992 at the age of 78. He has one son and two daughters.
-- Lawrence died in Virginia in June 2001 at the age of 78. He has three daughters and one son.
-- Helen died at about six months old in 1924.
-- Earl died in Virginia in June 1996 at the age of 70. He has two daughters and three sons.
-- Ira, Jr. died at the age of 4 years in 1933.
-- Rachel is 70 years old and lives in Pennsylvania. She has two daughters and two sons.
-- Lorren is 68 years old and lives in Texas. He has one son and one daughter.
-- Ruby died in Virginia in October 1986 at the age of 49. She has two sons and one daughter.
I met Richard Runion in a hospital a few years ago. He was in the Navy, stationed at the Dallas Naval Air Station. His father lived in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He said his great-grandfather was Rubin Runion. I believe Rubin was my great-grandfather also. So, Richard might be one of your close cousins.
This is a little more information than you asked for, but it might be interesting to know about your cousins.
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