McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Virginia Jane "Jennie" Edwards

1. 1900 Census, Wythe Co, VA, Lead Mine District, taken on 6 Jun 1900, Page 88B, Family #128.
Listed as Jane Tipton, age 38, born in NC in May 1862, widow, head of household.


Paul Edsel Shrewsbury Sr

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Barkers Ridge District, taken on 30 Apr 1930, Page 135A, Family #269.
Listed as Paul Shrewsbury, age 5, born in WV, in household of father, William M. Shrewsbury.
2. Wyoming Co, WV Web Site, Cemeteries
http://members.aol.com/jlcooke2/cemetery.htm
Paul E. Shrewsbury; born on 12 Sep 1925; died on 28 Dec 1997; "Husband of Polly Shrewsbury";
buried in George W. Shrewsbury Cemetery, Barkers Ridge, Wyoming Co, WV.


Polly Margaret Lester

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Barkers Ridge District, taken on 26 Apr 1930, Page 109A,
Family #358.
Listed as Ollie Lester, age 6, born in WV, in household of father, William O. Lester.
2. "The Register Herald", Beckley, WV Sunday 4 Dec 2005, Newspaper Obit.
"IROQUOIS — Polly Lester Shrewsberry, 81, died Friday, Dec. 2, 2005, in a Beckley hospital following a long illness. "Born Feb. 3, 1924, at Bud, she was the daughter of the late William Owen and Cosby Catherine Stanley Lester. "Mrs. Shrewsberry was a homemaker, a lifelong resident of Wyoming County and a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall of Pineville. "In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul E. Shrewsberry, whom she married on Aug. 20, 1943, at Basin by the Rev. G.E. Kirk; a grandson, Dewey Emerson Shrewsberry, in 1978; a granddaughter, Gina DeFilipo, in 1983; three sisters, Edna, Olga and Maggie Goodwin; and four brothers and infant brother, John, Ezra, Isaac and Troy Lester. "Those left to cherish her memory include two daughters, Louellen C. DeFilipo of Sparrowbush, N.Y., and Reva L. Cardwell of Itmann; four sons, Paul E. Shrewsberry Jr. of Slab Fork, William M. Shrewsberry of Hilton Hill, Dewey E. Shrewsberry of Amigo and Robert D. Shrewsberry of Iroquois; a sister, Maudi Sizemore of Fort Pierce, Fla.; a brother, Tyre Lester of New Richmond; 22 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. "Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Tankersley Funeral Home Chapel, Mullens, with Mr. Raydell Bailey officiating. Burial will follow at George Shrewsbury Cemetery, Barkers Ridge..." 3. Wyoming Co, WV Web Site, Cemeteries; http://members.aol.com/jlcooke2/cemetery.htm
Polly Shrewsbury; born on 3 Feb 1924; died (no date); headstone in George W. Shrewsbury
Cemetery, Barkers Ridge, Wyoming Co, WV.


Joseph Thomas Day

1. 1920 Census, Ashe Co, NC, Clifton Township, taken on 20/21 Jan 1920, Page 24A, Family #147.
Listed as Joseph T. Day, age 10, born in NC, in household of father, Thomas J. Day.
2. "The Independent herald", Pineville, WV, Wednesday 23 Jun 2004, newspaper obit.
"Joe Thomas Day, 94, of Ripley, formerly of Glen Fork, died Friday, June 11. Born April 17, 1910 in Ashe, North Carolina,
he was the son of the late Thomas Jackson Day and Nannie Jane Childers Day.

"Services was held 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 14, in the Evans Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Gill Hawks officiating.
Burial followed in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny. Friends called from 6-9 p.m., Sunday, June 13, at the funeral
home.

"Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Southern WV, P.O. Box 1472, Beckley, WV 25802-1472.

"Evans Funeral Home in Oceana served the Day family."
3. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Slab Fork District, taken on 23 Apr 1930, Page 266B, Family #398.
Listed as Joe Day, age 19, born in NC, in household of father, Thomas J. Day.


Lunda Marie Ellison

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Center District, taken on 29/30 Jan 1920, Page 192B, Family #65.
Listed as Lunda Ellison, age 7, born in WV, in household of father, William M. Ellison.
2. "The Register Herald", Beckley, WV, Monday, 29 Aug 2005, Newspaper Obit.
"RIPLEY -- Lunda Marie Day, 93, of Ripley, formerly of Glen Fork, died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005. "Born April 9, 1912, at Keyrock, she was the daughter of the late William and Rosa Belle Pendry
Ellison. "Mrs. Day was a homemaker and a member of the Russell Baptist Church in Glen Fork. She also
attended Joe's Run Memorial Church in Ripley. "In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, Joe Thomas Day. "Survivors include seven sons, Delphia Elymus Day and his wife Irene of Crab Orchard, Joseph
Delmas Day and his wife Brenda of Dry Fork, Va., Tommy Lee Day and his wife Zianna of Sophia,
Roger Carl Day and his wife Ethel of Glen Fork, Benny Daniel Day and his wife Judy of Cool Ridge,
Joe Thomas Day, Jr., and his wife Joy of Winfield, and Teddy Kent Day and his wife Lynn of
Summersville; two daughters, Rosa Evelyn Earles and her husband Sheridan of Moscow, Tenn., and
Edna Jo Philyaw and her husband Robert of Ripley; 19 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; 10
great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Aldeen Browning of Keyrock; and three brothers, Noah Ellison
of Keyrock, Denver Ellison of California, and Alva Ellison of Oceana. "Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Evans Funeral Home Memorial Chapel in
Oceana, with Mr. Gene Reid officiating. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens at Matheny..."


Robert Lee Graham

1. "Wyoming County Heritage", WGS, Page 111.
Married first Martha Ann McKinney, second Nora Jane Graham.
2. USGENWEB PROJECT, Wyoming Co, WV, "Marriage Records", by Doris Slaughter.
Book 8, page 187.
Robert Lee Graham, age 20, born in Wyoming Co, WV, son of W.R. and Lorinda
Graham married on 24 Jul 1909 Nora Jane Graham, age 20, born in Wyoming Co,
WV, daughter of W.A. and Clara Ann Graham.
3. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Barkers Ridge District, taken on 10 May 1910,
Page 207A, Family #201.
Listed as Robert L. Graham, age 20, born in WV, married 1 yr, laborer, head
of household.
4. WW I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Wyoming Co, WV, Draft Board, Pineville, WV, Reg.
Card 1096.
Robert Lee Graham; age 29; born on 10 Nov 1887; living at Basin, Wyoming Co, WV; farmer;
dependents, wife and 3 children; medium build; black eyes and dark hair; no date.
5. "jbderic" Family Tree; posted by valleyave; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Robert Lee Graham
1889–1985
Birth 10 NOV 1889 • Wyoming, West Virginia, United States
Death 26 NOV 1985 • Corinne, Wyoming, West Virginia, United States"


Martha Ann McKinney

1. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Barker's Ridge District, Family #75.
Listed as Martha A. McKinney, age 10, in household of grandfather, Ira T.
McKinney with her mother, Margaret McKinney.
2. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Barkers Ridge District, taken on 10 May 1910,
Page 207A, Family #199.
Listed as Martha A. McKinney, age 20, born in WV, in household of
grandfather, Ira T. McKinney, with mother, Margaret F. McKinney.


Thelma Graham

1. "The Register Herald", Beckley, WV, Monday, 29 Aug 2005, Newspaper Obit.
"Thelma Reece, 88, of Beckley, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005. "Thelma was born April 11, 1917, at Barkers Ridge; she was a daughter of the late Robert Lee
Graham and the late Martha Ann McKinney Graham.
"Thelma was a member of the Beckley Regular Baptist Church. "Other than her parents, Thelma was preceded in death by her husband, Ferd Dan Reece; a
daughter, Anna Lilly; a sister and two brothers. "Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Mary Lou Bennett and husband, Clarence, of
Nashville, Tenn., and Toni Reno and husband, Michael, of Beckley; a son, Mark Reece and wife,
Rose, of Corinne; four grandchildren, Kelly Reno, Jeffrey Reece, Susan Swatzell, and Julie Bennett; a
great-grandchild, Reece Bennett; and a sister, Halie Whitt of Roanoke, Va. "Services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with Pastor
Jason Naff officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley..."


Thomas Ott Cooper

1. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Center District, Family #199.
Listed as Thomas C. Cooper, age 12, in household of father, Benjamin F.
Cooper.
2. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Center District, taken on 21 Apr 1910, Page 217B, Family #72.
Listed as Thomas O. Cooper, age 22, born in WV, in household of father, Benjamin F. Cooper.
3. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Baileysville District, taken on 9 Jan 1920, Page 137B, Family #47.
Listed as Ott Cooper, age 33, born in WV, teacher, head of household.
4. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Ocena District, taken on 8 Apr 1930, Page 191B, Family #100.
Listed as Ott Cooper, age 41, born in WV, married at 23, farmer, head of household.
5. Social Security Death Index; LDS Web Site.
Thomas Cooper; born on 17 Oct 1886; died in Jan 1965; living in WV at death.


Gracie B. Cook

1. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Oceana District, Family #243.
Listed as Gracie Cook, age 6, in household of father, Joseph Cook.
2. 1910 Census, Logan Co, WV; Triadelphia District; taken on 25 Apr 1910; Page 155A; Image 17 of 26;
Family #134/146.
Listed as Gracie B. Cook; age 16; born in WV; in household of father, Joseph L. Cook.
3. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Baileysville District, taken on 9 Jan 1920, Page 137B, Family #47.
Listed as Gracie Cooper, age 26, born in WV, in household of husband, Thomas O. Cooper.
4. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Ocena District, taken on 8 Apr 1930, Page 191B, Family #100.
Listed as Gracie Cooper, age 36, born in WV, married at 18, in household of husband, Thomas O.
Cooper.
5. Wyoming Co, WV Death Certificate #14757; WV Archives Web Site.
Gracie B. Cooper; age 61; born on 13 Mar 1892 at Cyclone, WV; married, wife of Ott Cooper;
daughter of Joseph P. and Martha Miller Cook; died on 1 Oct 1953 at Cyclone, Wyoming Co, WV
"probably of coronary thrombosis"; buried on 4 Oct 1953 in Family Cemetery at Cyclone, WV;
informant, Ott Cooper (husband).
6. Wyoming Co, WV Web Site, Cemeteries
http://members.aol.com/jlcooke2/cemetery.htm
Gracie B. Cooper; born on 13 Mar 1894; died on 30 Sep 1953; "Daughter of
Joseph Cook"; buried in Cook Cemetery, Road Branch, Wyoming Co, WV.


Earl Cooper

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Baileysville District, taken on 9 Jan 1920, Page 137B, Family #47.
Listed as Earl Cooper, age 6, born in WV, in household of father, Thomas O. Cooper.
2. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Ocena District, taken on 8 Apr 1930, Page 191B, Family #100.
Listed as Earl Cooper, age 17, born in WV, in household of father, Thomas O. Cooper.


Benjamin Franklin "Bennie" Cooper

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Baileysville District, taken on 9 Jan 1920, Page 137B, Family #47.
Listed as Bennie Cooper, age 2 yrs , 9 mons, born in WV, in household of father, Thomas O. Cooper.
2. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Ocena District, taken on 8 Apr 1930, Page 192A, Family #100.
Listed as Bennie F. Cooper, age 12, born in WV, in household of father, Thomas O. Cooper.
3. Wyoming Co, WV Web Site, Cemeteries
http://members.aol.com/jlcooke2/cemetery.htm
Benjamin Franklin Cooper; born in 1916; died in 1971; buried in Cook Cemetery, Road Branch,
Wyoming Co, WV.


Tommie Cooper

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Ocena District, taken on 8 Apr 1930, Page 192A, Family #100.
Listed as Tommie Cooper, age 10, born in WV, in household of father, Thomas O. Cooper.


Arthur Cooper

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Ocena District, taken on 8 Apr 1930, Page 192A, Family #100.
Listed as Arthur Cooper, age 1, born in WV, in household of father, Thomas O. Cooper.


Richard Mitchell

1. 1860 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Joes Branch PO, taken on 30 Jun 1860, Page 668, Family #117.
Listed as Richard Mitchell, age 8, born in VA, in household of father, Joseph Mitchell.
2. 1870 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Center District, Rock View, taken on 22 Jul 1870, Page 569A,
Family #56/52..
Listed as Richard Mitchel, age 18, born in VA, in household of father, Joseph Mitchell.
3. 1880 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Center District, taken on 22 Jun 1900, Page 509B, Family #167.
Listed as Richard Mitchell, age 28, born in WV, farmer, head of household.
4. "Marriage Records of Wyoming Co, WV...", Vol 2, No 196, Haga, page 59.
Richard Mitchell, age 34, married, on 13 Apr 1885, Virginia Dixie Shumate, age 22, born in
Raleigh Co, WV.
5. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Center District, Family #85.
Listed as Richard Mitchell, age 48, head of household.
6. "Reference Book of Wyoming County History", Mary K. Bowman, page 379.
Dixie Shumate married Richard Mitchell. Went Ohio in 1906.
7. 1910 Census, Gallia Co, OH, Green Township, taken on 22/23 Apr 1910, Page 125B, Family #82.
Listed as Richard Mitchel, age 57, born in WV, married twice, last time for 25 yrs, farmer, head of
household.


Martha Ann Cook

1. 1860 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Princeton PO; taken on 15 Sep 1860; Page 497; Family #1130/1046.
Listed as Martha A. Cook; age 4 mons; born in VA; in household of father, George W. Cook.
2. 1870 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Plymouth Township; Concord Church PO; taken on 15 Aug 1870;
Page 564B; Family #251/251.
Listed as Martha A. Cook; age 10; born in VA; in household of father, George W. Cook.
3. 1880 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Center District, taken on 22 Jun 1900, Page 509B, Family #167.
Listed as Martha A. Mitchell, age 20, born in WV, in household of husband, Richard Mitchell.


Leland F. Mitchell

1. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Center District, Family #85.
Listed as Leland F. Mitchell, age 12, in household of father, Richard
Mitchell.
2. 1910 Census, Gallia Co, OH, Green Township, taken on 22/23 Apr 1910, Page 125B, Family #81.
Listed as Leland Mitchel, age 22, born in WV, married once for 3 yrs, farmer, head of household.


Gertrude

1. 1910 Census, Gallia Co, OH, Green Township, taken on 22/23 Apr 1910, Page 125B, Family #81.
Listed as Gertrude Mitchel, age 19, born in WV, married once for 3 yrs, 1 child, 1 living, in household
of husband, Leland Mitchell.


Carl Mitchell

1. 1910 Census, Gallia Co, OH, Green Township, taken on 22/23 Apr 1910, Page 125B, Family #81.
Listed as Carl Mitchel, age 1 yr, 7 mons, born in OH, in household of father, Leland Mitchell.


Kennie R. Short

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Clear Fork District, taken onn 10/12 Jan 1920, Page 207A, Family #60.
Listed as Kennie Short, age 9, born in WV, in household of father, Edward Short.


Martha A. Lester

1. "Pedigree Resource File", CD #5, LDS, submitted 15 Sep 1999 by Glenn Allen
Lester, 21211 Cupar Lane, Huntington Beach, CA, 92646.
Martha A. Lester was born on 28 May 1912 in WV; died bef 1995; married Ken
R. Short; children: Kathleen Jean, Douglas, Dorothy, and Kenneth Michael
Short.


Douglas Short

1. Wyoming Co, WV Web Site, Cemeteries; http://members.aol.com/jlcooke2/cemetery.htm
Douglas Short; born on 22 Jul 1932; died on 1 Feb 1938; buried in Lester Cemetery,
Indian Creek or Baileysville, Wyoming Co, WV.
(There is some kind of mix up in the recording of these "two" cemeteries)


Carl G. Mitchem

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Elkhorn District, page 152A, Family 70.
Listed as Carl Mitchem, age 1, born in May 1899, in WV, in household of father, Isaiah Mitchem.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Adkin District, taken on 23 May 1910, Page 29B, Family #253.
Listed as Kiah Mitchem, age 11, born in WV, in household of uncle, Noah G. Mitchem.
3. 1920 Census, Military and Naval Forces; Philippine Islands; taken on 20? Apr 1920; Page 312A.
Carl G. Mitchem; age 20; born in WV; private; single.
4. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1925); Page 265; WV Archives Web Site.
Carl Mitchem; age 25; born in McDowell Co, WV; living at Six, WV; married on 18 Sep 1925 at Ed
Altizer's; Betty Altizer; age 19; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Six, WV.
5. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Carl Mitchem; born on 11 May 1899; died in Jul 1986; last residence, Hopewell, Hopewell City, VA.
6. Wyoming Co, WV Web Site, Cemeteries
http://members.aol.com/jlcooke2/cemetery.htm
Carl G. Mitchem; born on 11 May 1899; died on 8 Jul 1986; buried in
Shannon Cemetery, Baileysville, Wyoming Co, WV.


Betty Altizer

1. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Baileysvelle District, taken on 15 Apr 1910; Page 183A, Family #7.
Listed as Bettie Altizer, age 3, born in WV, living in household of father, Edward Altizer.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1925); Page 265; WV Archives Web Site.
Carl Mitchem; age 25; born in McDowell Co, WV; living at Six, WV; married on 18 Sep 1925 at Ed
Altizer's; Betty Altizer; age 19; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Six, WV.
3. Wyoming Co, WV Web Site, Cemeteries
http://members.aol.com/jlcooke2/cemetery.htm
Betty Mitchem; born on 17 Dec 1906; died on 8 Mar 1979; buried in
Shannon Cemetery, Baileysville, Wyoming Co, WV.


Benjamin David "Ben" Mitchem

1. Logan Co, WV Death Certificate; WV Archives Web Site; Registration #13166.
Ben David Mitchem; age 17, born on 8 Jul 1933 at Fanrock, Wyoming Co, WV; died on 24 Aug 1950
at Logan General Hospital, Logan, WV of head injury from falling from a tree on 22 Aug 1950; son of
Carl and Betty Altizer Mitchem; single, worked for United Producer (of) Gas.