McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Howard Eugene Brooks

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1947); Page 48; born and living at Mohegan, WV; single; married on
6 Jun 1947 at Welch, WV; Vida Belle Sizemore; age 21; born and living at Northfork, WV; single.
2. "Young American Patriots, 1941-1945", McDowell Co, WV; Page 361; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Howard Eugene Brooks; PFC US Army; born 8 Sep 1920; entered service 5 Aug 1942; served at Ft Thomas, KY;
Camp Wolters, TX; San Francisco, CA; New Caldonia; Manilla, PI; Japan; Ft Lawton, WA; Camp Atterbury, IN; awarded
3 Bronze Stars; Good Conduct Medal; VM; American; and AP medals; attended Asco school; Baptist; son of M/M
W.H. Brooks, Wolf Pen, WV; husband of Mrs. Vida Sizemore Brooks, Asco.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Fort Pierce, St. Lucie Co, FL; submitted by Ken and Nancy;
24 Jan 2011.
Howard E. Brooks; born 8 Sep 1920; died 8 Apr 1998; buried here; PFC US Army, WWII; double gravestone shown.


Vida Belle Sizemore

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Barkers Ridge District; taken on 17 Apr 1930; Page 105B;
Family #300/300.
Listed as Vida Sizemore; age 4 yrs, 2 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Sherman Sizemore.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1947); Page 48; born and living at Mohegan, WV; single; married on
6 Jun 1947 at Welch, WV; Vida Belle Sizemore; age 21; born and living at Northfork, WV; single.
3. "The Stuart News"; Port St. Lucie, FL; 17 Jan 2010; Newspaper Obit.
"Vida B. Brooks, 84, died Jan. 17, 2010, at St. Lucie Nursing and Restorative Care Center in Port St. Lucie. She was born in North Folk, W.Va., and lived in Fort Pierce for 54 years, coming from West Virginia. She was an electronics assembler in Fort Pierce. She was a founding and current member of Oleander Church of God, Fort Pierce, where she attended for 52 years. Survivors include her sons, Gary Brooks and Glenn Parramore, both of Fort Pierce, and Raymond Tackett of Cleveland, Tenn.; five sisters: Margie Walker of Vero Beach, Ann Mitchem of Lyons, Ga., Thelma Dennison of Fort Pierce, Hazel Sizemore of Bluefield, W.Va., and Daisy Welch of Alexandria, Va.; four brothers, Marion Sizemore and Jack Sizemore, both of Fort Pierce, and Tommy Sizemore and Harold Sizemore, both of Herndon, W.Va.; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Howard Brooks; brothers, Leroy, Willie, Herman, Raymond and Sherman Sizemore Jr. Services: Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 19 at Aycock Funeral Home, Fort Pierce. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Jan. 20 at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Fort Pierce...."
4. Social security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Vida B .Brooks; born 18 Aug 1925; died 17 Jan 2010; last residence, Jesse, Wyoming Co, WV(sic, Port St. Lucie, FL);
card issued in FL in 1965.
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Fort Pierce, St. Lucie Co, FL; submitted by Ken and Nancy;
24 Jan 2011.
Vida B. Brooks; born 1925; died 2010; buried here; double gravestone shown.


Margie Ellen Sizemore

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Barkers Ridge District; taken on 17 Apr 1930; Page 105B;
Family #300/300.
Listed as Margie Sizemore; age 1 yr, 2 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Sherman
Sizemore.


Ann Ruth Sizemore

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1952); Page 449; WV Archives Web Site.
George Mitchem; age 23; born and living at Avondale, WV; single; married on 25 Dec 1952 at
Crumpler, WV; Ann Ruth Sizemore; age 19; born at Keystone, WV; single; living at Iaeger, WV;
with consent of Sherman Sizemore, father of Ann Ruth Sizemore.


Vernon Lloyd Lambert Sr

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; taken on 9 Apr 1930; Page 274B; Family #98/98.
Listed as Vernen L. Lambert; age 8; born in WV; in household of father, George Lambert.
2. "The Register Herald"; Beckley, WV;11 Dec 1999; Newspaper Obit.
'MULLENS, Vernon Lloyd Lambert, 78, of Four Ridgeview Drive, was welcomed into heaven at 4:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999, following a short illness, at Raleigh General Hospital.
"Born June 1, 1921, at Pierpoint, he was the son of the late George and Cora Meador Lambert. Mr. Lambert was a 1939 graduate of Mullens High School; he later joined the U.S. Army serving from 1942 to 1945, serving in the 339 Engineer Division in the Pacific during World War II.
"He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, who spent 35 years in the coal industry before retiring in 1980. He was a member of the VFW, Royal Order of Moose and the Elks.
"He was preceded in death by a sister, Amy Lambert Ward; and a great-grandson, Joshua Kyer.
"Survivors include his wife, Freda Jenks Lambert, whom he married Jan. 2, 1942; other survivors include three sons, Vernon L. "Cokey" Lambert II and his wife, Susan, of Southside, Ala., George Lambert and his wife, Donna, of Mullens, and Alan Lambert and his wife, Judy, of Mullens; two daughters, Belinda Barker and husband, Mark, of Ozark, Ala., and Sandra Kyer Cosner and husband, Leon, of Winchester, Va.; 16 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four sisters, Edna Severt of Beckley, Rubye Anderson of Seminole, Fla., Freda McGlothlin and husband, Kermit, of Crab Orchard, and Shirley Roupe and husband, Darrell, of Wyndott, Mich.; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Grandsons and Boyd and Dale Cook will serve as pallbearers. Services will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Otsego Bible Chapel, with Mike Endreson and Mike Cook officiating. Burial will follow Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Wyoming County Honor Guard..."


Freda Jenks

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, Hensley, taken on 14 Apr 1930, Page 59A,
Family #413.
Listed as Freda Jenks, age 7, born in WV, in household of father, Masquel D. Jenks, Jr.
2. "The Register Herald", Beckley, WV, Saturday, 4 Feb 2006, Newspaper Obit.
"On Feb. 2, 2006, the trumpet of the Lord rang out, as the Angel choir began to sing, Freda Lambert, 83, of Mullens, was gently lifted into heaven on the wings of Angels, waiting just inside the Pearly Gates with open arms to welcome her home was her devoted husband of 57 years, Vernon Lambert. Also joining in the celebration were her parents, Mack and Mayme Jenks; two brothers, Charles N. Jenks and Van D. Jenks; a sister, Garnet Strong, and two Cherubims, Don Ramsey Jr. and Joshua Kyer, as the celebration continues, she walks hand in hand with Vernon through the streets of gold beside the crystal sea and watch over their loved ones left behind to cherish their memory. "Remaining here are their five children, Sandra Kyer Cosner and husband, Leon, of Harrisonburg, Va., Vernon L. “Cokey” Lambert II and wife, Susan, of Newnan, Ga., Belinda Barker and husband, Mark, of Ozark, Ala., George D. Lambert and wife, Donna, of Mullens and J. Alan Lambert and wife, Judy, of Mullens. "Freda also leaves behind 16 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, her beloved sister and best friend, Sara Lou Frank, and a host of nieces and nephews left to cherish her memory. "The daughter of the late Mack D. and Mayme L. Jenks, Freda was born Dec. 17, 1922, at Big Sandy in McDowell County. She was married to the love of her life, Vernon Lambert, on Jan. 2, 1942. She devoted her life to her husband, children and grandchildren. She was always there with a smile, a hug or a helping hand. She loved singing in the choir and attended Amigo Baptist Church. She also loved sitting in her swing listening to the birds sing as she enjoyed the beauty and fragrance of her beautiful flowers while waiting for the next child, grandchild or friend to show up for a visit. "Her family invites everyone who knew her to join them in the memory celebration of her life. "Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at First Church of God, Guyandotte Avenue, Mullens, with Alan Lambert officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley..."


Herbert Luther West

1. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Clear Fork District, taken on 25 Apr 1910, Page 242A, Family #106.
Listed as Herbert West, age 5, born in WV, in household of father, Green W. West.
2. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Clear Fork District, taken on 28/29 Jan 1920, Page 212A, Family #140.
Listed as Herbert L. West, age 14, born in WV, in household of father, Green W. West.


Tressie M. Browning

1. 1910 Census, Ashe Co, NC, North Fork District, taken on 16 Apr 1910, Page 204B, Family #25.
Listed as Tressie Browning, age 3, born in NC, in household of father, Alonzo M. Browning.
2. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Clear Fork District, taken on 27/28 Jan 1920, Page 212A, Family #138.
Listed as Tressie M. Browning, age 13, born in NC, in household of father, Alonzo M. Browning.


Wetzel West

1. "The Register herald", Beckley, WV, Saturday, 4 Feb 2006, Newspaper, Obit.
"LYNCO — Wetzel West, 81, passed away Friday, Feb. 3, 2006, at the VA Medical Center in Beckley following a long illness. "Born Jan. 24, 1925, in Wyoming County, he was the son of the late Herbert Luther West and Tressie Browning West. "Mr. West fought in the U.S. Navy during World War II where he served in the South Pacific. He enjoyed gardening, ginsenging, fishing and being outdoors. "In addition to his parents, his wife, Betty Blankenship West, preceded him in death in 1991. "Survivors include his longtime companion, Helen May-nor of Lynco; three sons, Carl West and his wife, Diane, of Troutman, N.C., Larry West and his wife, Mary, of El Cajon, Calif., and Michael West and his companion, Richard, of Statesville, N.C.; five daughters, Bonita Eisele and her husband, Alan, Sheila Poole and her husband, Jerry, Lynn Smyth and her husband, Carl, and Elaine Anthony and her husband, John, all of Statesville, and Sandra Daniels and her companion, Johnny Sigmon, of Claremont, N.C.; a brother, Jerry West of High Point, N.C.; three sisters, Jewel Poole of Trinity, N.C., Helen Brown of Thomasville, N.C., and Joann West of Forsyth County, N.C.; a special friend, Dan Cline of Clear Fork; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. "Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Evans Memorial Chapel, Oceana, with the Rev. David Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny..."


William Auston Cooper

1. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Center District, Family #28.
Listed as William A. Cooper, age 14, in household of father, Isaac Cooper.
2. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Center District, taken on 23 Apr 1910, Page 218B, Family #86.
Listed as William A. Cooper, age 24, born in WV, in household of father, Isaac B. Cooper.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Card #1272; Pineville, WV Draft Board; 12 Sep 1918.
William Auston Cooper; age 32; born on 30 Nov 1885; labore in logging for Ritter Lumber Co, Maben,
WV, nearest relative, wife; medium height and build; blue eyes and brown hair.
4. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 5 Jan 1920, Page 226A, Family #24.
Listed as William Cooper, age 34, born in WV, logging laborer, head of household.


Orpha May Brooks

1. "Wyoming County Heritage", WGS, Pansy Lee (Cooper) Steele Article, page 170.
Orpha Brooks was born on 1 Feb 1895 at McGraws, WV.
2. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Slab Fork District, Family #42.
Listed as Orpha M. Brooks, age 5, in household of father, Henry E. Brooks.
3. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Slab Fork District, taken on 11/12 May 1910, Page 294A, Family #263.
Listed as Orphia Brooks, age 16, born in WV, in household of father, Henry E. Brooks.
4. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 5 Jan 1920, Page 226A, Family #24.
Listed as Orpha Cooper, age 24, born in WV, in household of husband, William A. Cooper.


Lena Cooper

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 5 Jan 1920, Page 226A, Family #24.
Listed as Lena Cooper, age 4 yrs, 10 mons, born in WV, in household of father, William A. Cooper.


Alton Bee Cooper

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 5 Jan 1920, Page 226A, Family #24.
Listed as Bee Cooper, age 2 yrs, 10 mons, born in WV, in household of father, William A. Cooper.


Quentin Cooper

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 5 Jan 1920, Page 226A, Family #24.
Listed as Quenten Cooper, age 4 mons, born in WV, in household of father, William A. Cooper.


Alfred Drexel Lamb

1. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 4 May 1910, Page 274B, Family #243.
Listed as All D. Lamb, age 9, born in WV, in household of father, William J. Lamb.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1919); Page 80; WV Archives Web Site.
Drexel Lamb; age 18; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Jesse, WV; son of W.J. Lamb; married on
29 Nov 1919 at Marshall Workman's; Margie Workman; age 21; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at
Jesse, WV; daughter of L. M. Workman.
3. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 5 Jan 1920, Page 226A, Family #25.
Listed as Alfred Drexal Lamb, age 18, born in WV, logging laborer, head of household.
4. Social Security Death Index; LDS Web Site.
Drexal Lamb; born on 6 Aug 1901; died in Jun 1986; living at Jesse, WV at death.


Margie Workman

1. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Oceana District, Family #173.
Listed as Margie Workman, age 2, in household of father, Marshall Workman.
2. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 10 May 1910, Page 278B, Family #306.
Listed as Margie Workman, age 12, born in WV, in household of father, Linsey M. Workman.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1919); Page 80; WV Archives Web Site.
Drexel Lamb; age 18; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Jesse, WV; son of W.J. Lamb; married on
29 Nov 1919 at Marshall Workman's; Margie Workman; age 21; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at
Jesse, WV; daughter of L. M. Workman.
4. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 5 Jan 1920, Page 226A, Family #25.
Listed as Margie Lamb, age 22, born in WV, in household of husband, Alfred D. Lamb.


Crockett P. Pettry

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 5 Jan 1920, Page 226A, Family #29.
Listed as Crockett Petrey, age 27, born in WV, logging laborer, head of household.
2. Raleigh Co, WV, Delayed Death Certificate #16895; WV Archives Web Site; recorded 6 Nov 1971.
Crockett P. Pettry; age 60; born on 10 May 1893 in WV; married, husband of Elizabeth Daniels;
living at Glen Daniels, Raleigh Co, WV; coal miner; son of Garland and Jane Bonds Pettry; died on
10 Apr 1953 in Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, Raleigh Co, WV of a stoke; buried on 13 Apr
1953 in Sunset memorial Park, Beckley, WV; informant, Imogene Hawley.


Elizabeth Jane "Lizzie" Daniels

1. 1900 Census, Raleigh Co, WV, Trap Hill District, taken on 1 Jun 1900, Page 308A, Family #17.
Listed as Lizzie Daniels age 7, born in WV in Aug 1892, in household of father, Joel Daniels.
2. 1910 Census, Raleigh Co, WV, Trap Hill District, Bolt, taken on 4 May 1910, Page 268A, Family #390.
Listed as Liszie Daniel, age 17, born in WV, in household of father, Joel Daniels.
3. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 5 Jan 1920, Page 226A, Family #29.
Listed as Lizzie Petrey, age 26, born in WV, in household of husband, Crockett Pettry.


Oather Pettry

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 5 Jan 1920, Page 226A, Family #29.
Listed as Other Petrey, age 6 yr, 2 mons, born in WV, in household of father, Crockett Pettry.


Glida P. Pettry

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 5 Jan 1920, Page 226A, Family #29.
Listed as Glida P. Petrey, age 4 yr, 6 mons, born in WV, in household of father, Crockett Pettry.


Imogene Pettry

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 5 Jan 1920, Page 226A, Family #29.
Listed as Imogn Petrey, age 1, born in WV, in household of father, Crockett Pettry.


Garland Thomas Pettry

1. 1880 Census, Raleigh Co, WV, Marsh Fork District, taken on 14 Jun 1880, Page 141B, Family #83.
Listed as Garland T. Pettery, age 23, born in VA, farmer, head of household.
2. Raleigh Co, WV Death Certificate #8276; WV Archives Web Site.
Garland Thomas Pettry; age 81; born in Raleigh Co, WV; married, husband of Jane Bonds; farmer;
son of Boney Pettry, born in Raleigh Co, WV (mother not given); died on 13 Jun 1932 at Pine Knob,
Marsh Fork District, Raleigh Co, WV of heart disease; buried on 14 Jun 1932 at Pine Knob, WV;
informant, Harry Bonds.


Nancy Jane Bonds

1. 1870 Census, Raleigh Co, WV, Marsh Fork District, taken on 19 Jul 1870, Page 358B, Family #101.
Listed as Nancy J. Bond, age 7, born in WV, in household of father, Aquilla Bonds.
2. 1880 Census, Raleigh Co, WV, Marsh Fork District, taken on 14 Jun 1880, Page 141B, Family #83.
Listed as Nancy J. Pettery, age 19, born in VA, in household of husband, Garland T. Pettry.
3. Raleigh Co, WV Death Certificate #2369; WV Archives Web Site.
Nancy Jane Pettry; age 97 yrs, 10 mons, 28 days; born on 7 Mar 1857 in Carl (sic, Carroll Co) VA;
widow; daughter of Aquila and Margaret Dalton Bonds; died on 5 Feb 1955 at Montcoal, Raleigh Co,
WV of pneumonia; buried on 7 Feb 1955 in Family Cemetery, Naoma (Raleigh Co), WV; informant,
Thomas Pettry, son.


John Pettry

1. 1880 Census, Raleigh Co, WV, Marsh Fork District, taken on 14 Jun 1880, Page 141B, Family #83.
Listed as John Pettery, age 2, born in WV, in household of father, Garland T. Pettry.


Nevel Pettry

1. 1880 Census, Raleigh Co, WV, Marsh Fork District, taken on 14 Jun 1880, Page 141B, Family #83.
Listed as Nevel Pettery, age 10 mons, born in WV, in household of father, Garland T. Pettry.