McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Familys and Individuals

Notes


Alvin Cole

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1951); Page 95; WV Archives Web Site.
Alvin Cole; age 23; born and living at Clear Fork, WV; single; son of Troy and Vera Cole; married on
13 Jan 1951 at Baileysville, WV; Geneva Blankenship; age 17; born and living at Clearfork, WV;
single; daughter of Bruce and Josie Blanlenship.
2. Stafford Funeral Home; Oceana, WV: Posted Obit.
"Alvin Cole, 83, of Lillydale, WV passed away Friday, March 28, 2014 at his home. Alvin was born
November 27, 1930 in Sunhill, WV, a son of the late Troy and Vera Tilley Cole. He was a retired coal
miner and served in the U.S. Navy. He was a loving father, grandfather, great grandfather and great
great grandfather. His wife of 58 years, Geneva Blankenship Cole, also preceded him in death in 2009,
along with a son Troy Lance Cole and a brother Clarence Cole. Survivors include a daughter Betty Jean
Cline and husband Rocky of Oceana; two sons Marvin Cole and wife Rhonda of Lillydale and Ivan Cole
and wife Toni of Kopperston; six grandchildren Troy Lance Berta, Aaron Stafford, Logan Cole, Melinda
Cline, Stephanie Gibson and Nevaeh Cole; two great grandchildren Candace Gibson and Tyler Gibson;
three great great grandchildren Tarrin Perry, Matthew Bailey and Jaiden Lusk; two sisters Juanita Cook
of Crouches Farm and Janis Perry of Lillyhaven; a very special companion Helen Cline of Sunhill; and
a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday April 1,
2014 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, with Rev. James Walker officiating. He will
be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. The Wyoming County Veterans Honor Guard
will conduct military rites. .."


Geneva Blankenship

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1951); Page 95; WV Archives Web Site.
Alvin Cole; age 23; born and living at Clear Fork, WV; single; son of Troy and Vera Cole; married on
13 Jan 1951 at Baileysville, WV; Geneva Blankenship; age 17; born and living at Clearfork, WV;
single; daughter of Bruce and Josie Blanlenship.
2. Internet Posted Obit; Ricky Bailey.
"Geneva Blankenship Cole, 73, of Lillydale, WV., passed away Thursday, February 19, 2009, at CAMC General Division Hospital, Charleston, WV.

"Geneva was born February 25, 1935, in Clear Fork, WV., a daughter of the late Bruce and “Josie” Josephine Acord Blankenship.

"She was a homemaker and a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

"Her son, Troy Lance Cole, also preceded her in death, along with two brothers, James Blankenship and William Cook, a sister, Margie Rowe, and her mother-in-law, Vera Tilley Cole.

"Survivors include her loving husband of 58 years, Alvin Cole; a daughter, Betty Jean Cline and husband Rocky of Oceana, WV.; two sons, Ivan Cole and wife Toni and Marvin Cole and wife Rhonda, all of Oceana, WV.; five grandchildren, Troy Lance Berta, Aaron Stafford, Logan Cole, Melinda Cline, and Stephanie Gibson; two great-grandchildren, Candace Gibson and Tyler Gibson; two sisters, Kathleen Hatfield and husband Eugene of Coal Mountain, WV., and Patsy Benjamin of Oceana, WV.; three brothers, Holly Blankenship and wife Ethel of SunHill, WV., Robert Blankenship and wife Shirley of Lillydale, WV., and Sam Blankenship and wife Freda of Crouches Farm, WV.; along with a host of other loving family and friends.

"Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, February 23, 2009, at the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home in Lynco, with Rev. James Walker officiating. Geneva will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV...."


William Harman "Bill" Cook

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; taken on 22 Apr 1930; Page 264A;
Family #258/362.
Listed as William Blankenship; age 7; born in WV; in household of step-father, Bruce Blankenship.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records, Vol #___(1950); Page 329; WV Archives Web Site.
William H. Cook; age 27; born and living at Clearfork, WV; single; son of Robert Cook and Josie Cook
Blankenship; married on 29 Apr 1950 at Oceana, WV; Dorothy Dalton, age 16; born and living at
Clearfork, WV; single; daughter of Ralph and Myrtle Dalton.
3. US Public Records Index, Vol 1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
William H. Cook; born on 24 Apr 1923; living at PO Box 553, Oceana, WV 24870 in 1992.
4. FindAgrave.com Web Site.
" William Harman “Bill” Cook
Birth 24 Apr 1923
Clear Fork, Wyoming County, West Virginia, USA
Death 17 Apr 2001 (aged 77)
Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Palm Memorial Gardens
Matheny, Wyoming County, West Virginia"

Additional Information Posted:
"OCEANA - William Harman Cook, 77, died Tuesday, April 17, 2001, in Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division, following a long illness.

"Born April 24, 1923, at Clear Fork, he was the son of the late Robert "Bruce" Cook (Deceased) & Josephine "Josie" Acord-Cook-Blankenship (1904-1983).

"Mr. Cook was a retired coal miner, a member of the UMWA and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving with the 81st Airborne Division. He was a lifelong resident of Wyoming County and a member of the Church of Christ, Oceana.

"He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Mae Dalton-Cook (1934-1993) whom he married on April 29, 1950 in Oceana, Wyoming County, WV (per WV Marriage License Register, Wyoming County, WV, 1950, Page 329, Application Date: April 27, 1950), and a sister, Goldie Cook-Spratt (Deceased).

"Survivors include three sons, Ralph Stanley Cook and his wife, Patricia, of Wharton, Warren "Frito" Bruce Cook (1958-2013) and his wife, Ruth Louise Wease-Cook, of Oceana and Clarence Harmon Cook and his wife, Stephanie, of Wharton; four sisters, Kathleen Hatfield of Coal Mountain, Patsy Benjamin of Finley, Ohio, Margie Rowe of Beckley and Geneva Cole of Lillydale; four brothers, James Blankenship and Holley Blankenship, both of Sun Hill, Bruce "Sam" Blankenship Jr. of Oceana and Robert Blankenship of Lillydale; five grandchildren, Wendy Devon Cook, Joseph Stanley Cook, Amber Louise Cook, Brittany Cook and Nathan D. Cook; a great-granddaughter, Erin Beth Cook; and a great-grandson expected shortly, Dylan Cook.

"Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Evans Memorial Chapel, Oceana, with the Rev. Gary Durham officiating. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny."


Dorothy Mae Dalton

1. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Baileysville, WV; Laurel Branch; E.D. 55-1; taken 23 Apr 1940; Page
8A; Image 18 of 48; Household #102.
Listed as Dorothy Dalton; age 5; born in WV; lived in same house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of
father, Ralph C. Dalton.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records, Vol #___(1950); Page 329; WV Archives Web Site.
William H. Cook; age 27; born and living at Clearfork, WV; single; son of Robert Cook and Josie Cook
Blankenship; married on 29 Apr 1950 at Oceana, WV; Dorothy Dalton, age 16; born and living at
Clearfork, WV; single; daughter of Ralph and Myrtle Dalton.
3. US Public records Index, Vol 1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Dorothy M. Cook; born on 26 Mar 1934; living at PO Box 553, Oceana, WV 24870 in 1993.
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site.
" Dorothy Mae Dalton Cook
Birth 1934
Clear Fork, Wyoming County, West Virginia, USA
Death 20 Jun 1993 (aged 58–59)
USA
Burial
Palm Memorial Gardens
Matheny, Wyoming County, West Virginia"

Additional Information Posted"
"Daughter of Ralph C. Dalton (1909-1986) & Myrtle Conley-Dalton (1908-1994).

"Married to William Harman "Bill" Cook (1923-2001) on April 29, 1950 in Oceana, Wyoming County, WV (per WV Marriage License Register, Wyoming County, WV, 1950, Page 329, Application Date: April 27, 1950).

"Mother of Ralph Stanley Cook, Warren "Frito" Bruce Cook (1958-2013), & Clarence Harmon Cook".


Ralph Stanley Cook

1. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Ralph Stanley Cook
Also Known As Ralph D Cook
Residence Date 15 Nov 2007-25 Mar 2008
Residence Place Bald Knob, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 19 Sep 1954
Address Bald Knob, West Virginia 25208
Address Date 15 Nov 2007-25 Mar 2008
2nd Address Bald Knob, West Virginia 25010
2nd Address Date 01 Dec 1999
3rd Address Bald Knob, West Virginia 25208
3rd Address Date 17 Aug 1990-01 Jan 2009
Possible Relatives Mae Cook, Or Patricia M Cook, Patricia Mae Cook, William Harmon Cook
Record Number 171472257"


Warren Bruce "Frito" Cook

1. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Warren B Cook
Residence Date 01 Jun 2004-01 Jun 2005
Residence Place Oceana, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 05 Nov 1958
Address Oceana, West Virginia 24870
Address Date 01 Jun 2004-01 Jun 2005
2nd Address Oceana, West Virginia 24870
2nd Address Date 01 Jun 1997
3rd Address Oceana, West Virginia 24870
3rd Address Date 26 Jul 1983-25 Mar 2008
Record Number 171348518"
2. "The Register-Herald; Beckley, WV; Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013; Newspaper Obit.
"LILLYHAVEN — Warren Bruce "Frito" Cook, 55, of Lillyhaven, passed away on Sunday, November 10, 2013.

"Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.

"Friends may gather with the family from 11 a.m. on Wednesday until time of service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the funeral home for funeral expenses.
E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com
The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco."


Clarence Harman Cook

1. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Charlene H Cook
Also Known As Clarence Harmon Cook
Residence Date 15 Oct 2005
Residence Place Bald Knob, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 19 Sep 1960
Address Bald Knob, West Virginia 25208
Address Date 15 Oct 2005
2nd Address Bald Knob, West Virginia 25208
2nd Address Date 01 Sep 1998-13 Nov 2000
3rd Address Oceana, West Virginia 24870
3rd Address Date 01 Jun 1997
4th Address Oceana, West Virginia 24870
4th Address Date 01 Jul 1994
Record Number 304460997"


John R. Sizemore

1. Social Security Death Index; LDS Web Site.
John Sizemore; 5 Jan 1922; died on 5 Jun 1989; last residence, Matheny, Wyoming Co, WV.


Irene Tilley

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Slab Fork District, taken on 9 Apr 1930, Page 253B, Family #136.
Listed as Irene Tilley, age 9, born in WV, in household of father, Marion Tilley.
2. "The Register Herald"; Beckley, WV; Friday 23 Jun 2006; Newspaper Obit.
"Irene Tilley Sizemore, 85, of Fairdale, formerly of Matheny, passed away peacefully in her sleep Thursday, June 22, 2006. "Born April 7, 1921, at Saulsville, she was the daughter of the late Marion E. Tilley and Virginia E. Buckhannon Tilley. "Mrs. Sizemore was a member of Matheny United Methodist Church and the Methodist Women’s Auxiliary. "In addition to her parents, her husband, John R. Sizemore; brothers, Leland, Roy, Howard, Arnold, Ted, Lonnie and Greenberry Tilley; half brother, Lacy Evans; half sister, Viola Phillips Brooks; and son-in-law, Ken Travis, preceded her in death. "Survivors include her children, Phyllis Cline and her husband, James, of Fairdale, Bonnie Farlow and her husband, Jerry, of Hollybrook, Va., Kenneth Sizemore and his wife, Betty, of Matheny, John E. Sizemore and his wife, Ruth, of Brenton, Gayle Travis of Columbus, Ohio, Frances Hensley and her husband, Stephen, of Huntington, James O. Sizemore and wife, Shirlene, of Brookwood, Ala., Glenna Farlow and her husband, Charles, of Hollybrook, Joyce Kirk and her husband, Donnie, of Staffordsville, Va., Mickey Sizemore and his wife, Nancy, of Beckley, and Dennis Sizemore and his wife, Sherri, of West Chester, Ohio; 21 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. "She is also survived by several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. "Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Evans Memorial Chapel, Oceana, with the Rev. Richard Chester and the Rev. Dewey Lowe officiating. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny..."


Billy Phillips

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1918); Page 330; WV Archives Web Site.
Billy Phillips; age 19; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Saulsville, WV; son of W.H. and Jane Phillips;
married on 25 Sep 1918 at residence of G.P. Goode's, Minister; Viola Evans; age 20; born in
Wyoming Co, WV; living at Saulsville, WV; daughter of Norman and Jennie Evans.


Viola L. Evans

1. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Slab Fork District, taken on 8 Jun 1900, Page 286B, Family #94.
Listed as Viola Evans, age 5 months, born in WV in Dec 1899, in household of father, William N. Evans.
2. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Slab Fork District, taken on 21 Apr 1910, Page 283B, Family #70.
Listed as Viola L. Tilley (sic, Evans), age 10, born in WV, in household of step-father, Marion E. Tilley.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1918); Page 330; WV Archives Web Site.
Billy Phillips; age 19; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Saulsville, WV; son of W.H. and Jane Phillips;
married on 25 Sep 1918 at residence of G.P. Goode's, Minister; Viola Evans; age 20; born in
Wyoming Co, WV; living at Saulsville, WV; daughter of Norman and Jennie Evans.
4. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1956); Page 403; WV Archives Web Site.
Everett M. Brooks; age 53; born at McGraws, WV; divorced; living at Pineville, WV; son of Johnson and
Crochie Brooks; married on 20 Dec 1956 at Hatcher, WV; Viola Phillips; age 57; born in Wyoming Co,
WV; divorced; living at Pineville, WV; daughter of Norman and Virginia Evans Tilley.


Everett M. Brooks

1. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Slab Fork District, taken on 4/5 May 1910, Page 291A, Family #212.
Listed as Everett M. Brooks, age 7, born in WV, in household of father, Johnson D. Brooks.
2. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Slab Fork District, taken on 12/13 Feb 1920, Page 272B, Family #115.
Listed as Everett Brooks, age 17, born in WV, in household of father, Johnson D. Brooks.
3. Mercer Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Book #__(1922); Page 53; Line 11; WV Archives Web Site.
Everett M. Brooks; age 20; born in WV; living at Pettry, WV; married on 28 Jun 1922 at Pettry, WV;
Wilma Martin; age 18; born in WV; living at Pettry, WV.
4. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1943); Page 275; WV Archives Web Site.
Everett M. Brooks; age 39; living at Jesse, WV; divorced; son of Johnson and Florence Brooks;
married on 5 Dec 1943 at Oceana, Wyoming Co, WV; Grace Elkins; age 24; born at Jesse, WV;
single; living at Jesse, WV; daughter of Kelly and Nancy Elkins.
5. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1956); Page 403; WV Archives Web Site.
Everett M. Brooks; age 53; born at McGraws, WV; divorced; living at Pineville, WV; son of Johnson and
Crochie Brooks; married on 20 Dec 1956 at Hatcher, WV; Viola Phillips; age 57; born in Wyoming Co,
WV; divorced; living at Pineville, WV; daughter of Norman and Virginia Evans Tilley.


Viola L. Evans

1. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Slab Fork District, taken on 8 Jun 1900, Page 286B, Family #94.
Listed as Viola Evans, age 5 months, born in WV in Dec 1899, in household of father, William N. Evans.
2. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Slab Fork District, taken on 21 Apr 1910, Page 283B, Family #70.
Listed as Viola L. Tilley (sic, Evans), age 10, born in WV, in household of step-father, Marion E. Tilley.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1918); Page 330; WV Archives Web Site.
Billy Phillips; age 19; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Saulsville, WV; son of W.H. and Jane Phillips;
married on 25 Sep 1918 at residence of G.P. Goode's, Minister; Viola Evans; age 20; born in
Wyoming Co, WV; living at Saulsville, WV; daughter of Norman and Jennie Evans.
4. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1956); Page 403; WV Archives Web Site.
Everett M. Brooks; age 53; born at McGraws, WV; divorced; living at Pineville, WV; son of Johnson and
Crochie Brooks; married on 20 Dec 1956 at Hatcher, WV; Viola Phillips; age 57; born in Wyoming Co,
WV; divorced; living at Pineville, WV; daughter of Norman and Virginia Evans Tilley.


Andrew Herndon Cook

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 13 Jan 1920, Page 231A, Family #116.
Listed as Andrew H. Cook, age 3, born in WV, in household of father, Rosco C. Cooke.
2. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, Page195B, Family #174.
Listed as Herndon Cook, age 13, born in WV, in household of father, Roscoe C. Cooke.
3. "The Register Herald"; Beckley, WV; Wednesday 17 Jan 2007; Newspaper Obit.


Eldon Don Cook

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 12 Jan 1920, Page 230B, Family #111.
Listed as Elden Cook, age 8, born in WV; in household of father, Don L. Cooke.
2. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, Page 195A, Family #156.
Listed as Eldon Cook, age 18, born in WV, in household of father, Don L. Cooke.
3. Social Security Death Index.
Eldon Cook; born on 31 Aug 1911; died in Aug 1974.


David Lee Cook Sr

1. "The Register Herald"; Beckley, WV; Monday, 26 Mar 2007; Newspaper Obit.
"OCEANA — David Lee Cook, Sr., 60, of Oceana, passed away Saturday, March 24, 2007, at Raleigh General Hospital following a long illness. "Born Oct. 30, 1946, at Oceana, he was the son of the late Eldon Don Cook and Betty Mae Workman Cook. "David attended the Oceana Freewill Baptist Church and loved hunting, fishing, camping and being outdoors. He was an avid Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers fan. "In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Cook, and a sister, Cynthia Diane Topping. "Survivors include his wife, Wendy Graham Cook of the residence; five sons, David Lee Cook Jr. of Tennessee, Christopher David Cook, Brandon Eldon Cook and Jason Michael Cook, all of Glen Daniel, and David Keith Cook of Oceana; two sisters, Linda Karen Vesley of Florida and Mary Catherine Miller of Cleveland, Ga. "At the request of Mr. Cook, there will be no services..."