George Richard Van Dyke Sr.
Tommie Estelle Beacham
Hagan Andrew Grisham
Annie Pearl Fendley
Col. Henry Clay Van Dyke Sr.
Nancy Earlene Grisham
Henry Clay Van Dyke Jr.


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1. Connie Belle Smith

Henry Clay Van Dyke Jr. 2

  • Born: 20 Jun 1947, Birmingham, Jefferson, AL
  • Marriage (1): Connie Belle Smith on 18 Jul 1970 in Murfreesboro, Rutherford, TN, USA 1

   FamilySearch ID: GNTJ-NRG.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Newspaper: Birmingham News: 1st Birthday of Henry Van Dyke Jr., 28 Jun 1948, Birmingham, Jefferson, AL. 3 Mr., Mrs. Van Dyke Honor Young Son
A recent party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Van Dyke honored their son, Henry Clay Jr., on his first birthday. Guests were Vonna Lou Williams, Isabel Averitt, Ricky and Lynda Slaughter, Rite Jeanne Bomar, Clara Lynn McCartney, Danny Young, John Gates, Stephen Leonard, Thomas Edward Wiggins, Martha, Jerry and Hershel Grisham, Kay Diffley, Cheri Griffith, Gary Stone, Maurice Truss, Martha Dollar, Donna Jean Limehouse, Karen and Jerry Shields, Margaret Ann Patterson and Freddie Cheatwood.

2. Residence: on 22 Apr 1950 in Birmingham, Jefferson, AL. 4

3. Census in 1950 in Birmingham, Jefferson, AL. 5 The 1950 census recorded at 8217 1st Avenue South: Henry C. Van Dyke, 25, fire fighter in fire department, living with wife Nancy E., 23; son Henry C. Jr., 2; and sone Richard A., born November 1949. Also in the home is Henry's mother, Tommie E. Van Dyke, clerk typist at internal revenue service, widowed, 53. Everyone was born in Alabama except Tommie in South Carolina.

4. Newspaper: Birmingham News: Mrs. George R. Van Dyke has flown to Frankfort, Germany. To visit Capt. George R. Van Dyke Jr. And family. She was accompanied by Mrs. H. W. Jungemann of Pascagoula. They will also visit Capt. Henry C. Van Dyke and family in Paris, France, 11 Jul 1955, Birmingham, Jefferson, AL. 6

5. Residence: in Sep 1970 in Blacksburg, Montgomery, VA, USA. 1

6. Residence: on 21 Jun 2006 in Greer, Greenville, SC, USA. 7

7. Residence: on 27 Aug 2010 in Greenville, Greenville, SC. 2

8. Residence: 28 Bradstock Drive, Greer, SC 29650 in 2022 in Greer, Greenville, SC, USA.

Henry married Connie Belle Smith, daughter of George Walter Smith and Ida Virginia Victory, on 18 Jul 1970 in Murfreesboro, Rutherford, TN, USA.1 (Connie Belle Smith was born on 1 Nov 1950 in Murfreesboro, Rutherford, TN, USA 8.)


1 "The Daily News-Journal (Murfreesboro, TN)," 9 Aug 1970, page 15. Marriage Connie Belle Smith and Henry Clay Van Dyke Jr.

2 "The Greenville News (Greenville, SC)" (, 28 Aug 2010. Obituary of Henry Clay Van Dyke.

3 Birmingham News (Birmingham, AL) (Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama.), 28 Jun 1948, page 14.

4 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "FamilySearch," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 6 Nov 2022), entry for Henry Clay Van Dyke, person ID GNTJ-NRG.

5 "1950 United States Census,"

6 Birmingham News (Birmingham, AL) (Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama.), 11 Jul 1955, page 15.

7 "The Leaf-Chronicle (Clarksville, TN)," 21 Jun 2006, page 10. Obituary of Virginia Victory Smith.

8 "The Daily News-Journal (Murfreesboro, TN)," 5 Nov 1950, page 16.

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