Otiena Hendrika (Tina) Van Roekel
Dochter van Jan van Roekel en Willemina van Deelen,
geboren 22-4-1924 USA North Carolina Wayne County, overleden 15-11-1998
Trouwt 18-10-1942 met, gescheiden 1951 van Thomas Elmer Hill
Trouwt 12-6-1957 met James Thomas (Buddy) Bradbury,
geboren 14-4-1922, overleden 4-11-1993 USA North Carolina Goldsboro
Kinderen van Otiena van Roekel en Thomas Hill:
- Katherine Fredricka (Kaye) Hill,
geboren 23-9-1943 USA North Carolina Goldsboro, overleden 15-5-1994
- Thomas Elmer (Tommie, Tom) Hill Jr,
geboren 19-1-1945 USA North Carolina Goldsboro
- John Herbert (Herb) van Roekel (Hill),
- William Robert (Robbie) Hill,
geboren 3-4-1948 USA North Carolina Goldsboro
- JHHR Book, pagina 96:
The third living child of Jan and Willemina van Roekel, Otiena Hendrika van Roekel was born
in Wayne County, North Carolina, on April 24, 1924.
She lived in the Dudley area until she was grown.
She married Thomas Elmer Hill, Sr., on October 18, 1942.
Otiena and Thomas had four children before they divorced in about 1951.
She moved to the Maryland area where she spent most of her adult life raising two of
her sons, Thomas E. Hill, Jr. and William Robert Hill.
Otiena then married James Thomas Bradbury, Jr., from Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania, on
June 12, 1957.
His nickname was 'Buddy,' and he was born April 14, 1922.
Otiena and James moved back to Dudley and purchased the Jan and Willemina home place
across from Brogden School in 1975.
Otiena worked for the Wayne County government delivering 'meal on wheels' to the elderly
in the community.
James proceeded her in death in November 1993.
Otiena died at Wayne Memorial Hospital on November 15, 1998.
She and Buddy are interred at Willowdale Cemetery off Williams street in downtown Goldsboro.
She rests just a block away from Jan and Willemina.
Kaye was raised by her grandparents Jan and Willemina after Otienaís divorce from
Thomas Elmer Hill.
She was born in Goldsboro, NC, and is interred at the municipal cemetery in Princeton, NC.
John Herbert Hill was adopted by Otienaís brother, William Robert van Roekel, and his wife,
Elizabeth, when Otiena was unable to take care of all four of her children after her divorce
from Thomas E. Hill, Sr.
William and his brother, Thomas, moved to Rockville, MD, with their mother after
her divorce from Thomas Elmer Hill, Sr.
Below a picture of Otiena and a picture of her descendants from left to right:
Thomas Elmer Hill, Jr., John Herbert (Hill) van Roekel, Christina Hill, William
Robert Hill, Sharon Hill (wife of William), Ryan Hill, Lisa Ann Taylor, Eddie Taylor,
Kent Taylor (husband of Lisa), Susan Taylor, Jennifer Deelen Strickland (Herb's daughter),
Hannah Leigh Strickland, Deelen Nicole Strickland, Joyce C. Taylor (Herbís sister-in-law),
Judy T. van Roekel (Herbís wife), Rachel B. Hill (Tomís wife), Jason Wesley Strickland
(Jenniferís husband), not pictured: Amanda C. van Roekel (Herbís daughter):
- JHHR Book, pagina 50:
Otiena en haar tweede echtgenoot zijn begraven op Willowdale Cemetery,
Dudley, North Carolina USA:
Otiena lived in the Goldsboro/ Dudley area until she was grown.
She moved to the Maryland area where she spent most of her adult life.
She met James Thomas Bradbury, Jr. from Lake Harmoney, Pa. Otiena (Tina) and James moved
back to the Dudley area, where they purchased the van Roekel home place on the old highway
N.C. 117 across from Brogden school.
Otiena worked for the county government delivering meals to the elderly for a
number of years after James( Buddy) had passed away.
She died on 15-11-98 at Wayne Memorial Hospital and was buried beside Buddy in
Willowdale Cemetary off Williams Street in Goldsboro.
She rests just a few hundred feet from her parents.
John Herbert was adopted by William and Elizabeth Howard van Roekel of Wilson NC and
took the name Van Roekel.
© Gijs van Roekel, Maarn 2005