McDowell and Wyoming Co WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Henry Talley Lafferty

1. Wyoming Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Card #1221; Pineville, WV Draft Board; 5 Jun 1917.
Henry Talley Lafferty; age 30; born on 20 May 1887 at McGraws, WV; farmer; dependent wife and
3 children; tall with stout build; brown eyes and dark hair.
2. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; taken on 11 Feb 1920; Page 271B; Family #94/97.
Listed as Henry T. Lafferty; age 33; born in WV; married; brakeman for railroad; head of household.
3. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; taken on 16 Apr 1930; Page 280B; Family #190.
Listed as Henry T. Lafferty; age 42; born in WV; married at 25; laborer at gas well; head of household.
4. Wyoming Co, WV; WW II Draft Registration Card #1455; 27 Apr 1942.
Henry Talley Laferty; age 53; born on 20 May 1888 at Oceana, WV; living at Milam, WV; mailing
address, Ravencliff, WV; unemployed; person who will always know address, Ollie Laferty,
Ravencliff, WV; 5'6" tall; 150 lbs; blue eyes and gray hair; light complexion.
5. Raleigh Co, WV Death Certificate #2082; WV Archives Web Site.
Henry Talley Lafferty; age 57 yrs, 7 mons, 20 days; born on 20 May 1888; rail road laborer; living at
Ravencliff, WV; marreid; husband of Ollie Lafferty, age 55; son of unlisted father and Sis Elkins; died
on 10 Jan 1947 at Beckley, Raleigh Co, WV of a stroke; buried onm 12 Jan 1947 at Beckley, WV;
informant, Denny Lafferty, Sabine, WV.


Ollie J. Lafferty

1. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Slab Fork District, Family #119.
Listed as Ollie Lafferty, age 9, in household of father, Goodall Lafferty.
2. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Slab Fork District, taken on 6/7 May 1910, Page 292A, Family #227.
Listed as Olley Lafferty, age 19, in household of father, Goodall Lafferty.
3. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; taken on 11 Feb 1920; Page 271B; Family #94/97.
Listed as Ollie Lafferty; age 29; born in WV; married; in household of husband, Henry T. Lafferty.
4. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; taken on 16 Apr 1930; Page 280B; Family #190.
Listed as Henry T. Lafferty; age 39; born in WV; married at 23; in household of husband, Henry T.
Lafferty.


Dennis J. Lafferty

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; taken on 11 Feb 1920; Page 271B; Family #94/97.
Listed as Dellie Lafferty; age 5; born in WV; in household of father, Henry T. Lafferty.
2. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; taken on 16 Apr 1930; Page 280B; Family #190.
Listed as Dennis J. Lafferty; age 16; born in WV; in household of father, Henry T. Lafferty.


Zetta Lamena Lafferty

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; taken on 11 Feb 1920; Page 271B; Family #94/97.
Listed as Lamena Lafferty; age 4 yrs, 6 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Henry T. Lafferty.
2. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; taken on 16 Apr 1930; Page 280B; Family #190.
Listed as Zettie L. Lafferty; age 15; born in WV; in household of father, Henry T. Lafferty.


Gay Lafferty

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; taken on 11 Feb 1920; Page 271B; Family #94/97.
Listed as Gay Lafferty; age 2 yrs, 4 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Henry T. Lafferty.
2. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; taken on 16 Apr 1930; Page 280B; Family #190.
Listed as Gay Lafferty; age 12; born in WV; in household of father, Henry T. Lafferty.


Fay M. Lafferty

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; taken on 11 Feb 1920; Page 271B; Family #94/97.
Listed as Fay Lafferty; age 4 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Henry T. Lafferty.
2. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; taken on 16 Apr 1930; Page 280B; Family #190.
Listed as Fay M. Lafferty; age 10; born in WV; in household of father, Henry T. Lafferty.


Lloyd Edward Bragg

1. "Heritage of Wyoming Co, WV", "Rita Elkins Bragg" article, by Rita Bragg Elkins, WGS, page 86.
Rita Elkins; born on 27 Aug 1916 at Hatcher; daughter of Dennie W. and Corby Stewart Elkins;
married Lloyd E. Bragg on 15 Feb 1933.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1933); Page 323; WV Archives Web Site.
Lloyd Bragg; age 18; born in Logan Co, WV; living at Oceana, WV; son of Albert and Lotta Bragg;
married on 15 Feb 1933 at Oceana, WV; Rita Elkins; age 17; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at
Oceana, WV; daughter of Denny and Corby Elkins.


Rita Irene Elkins

1. "Heritage of Wyoming Co, WV", "Rita Elkins Bragg" article, by Rita Bragg Elkins, WGS, page 86.
Rita Elkins; born on 27 Aug 1916 at Hatcher; daughter of Dennie W. and Corby Stewart Elkins;
married Lloyd E. Bragg on 15 Feb 1933.
2. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 15 Jan 1920, Page 232B, Family #149.
Listed as Rita Elkins, age 3 yrs, 3 mons, born in WV, in household of father, Dennie W. Elkins.
3. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 19 Apr 1930, Page 198B, Family #225.
Listed as Rita Elkins, age 13, born in WV, in household of father, Dennie W. Elkins.
4. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1933); Page 323; WV Archives Web Site.
Lloyd Bragg; age 18; born in Logan Co, WV; living at Oceana, WV; son of Albert and Lotta Bragg;
married on 15 Feb 1933 at Oceana, WV; Rita Elkins; age 17; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at
Oceana, WV; daughter of Denny and Corby Elkins.
5. "The Register Herald"; Beckley, WV; Monday 10 Apr 2006; Newspaper Obit.
"BASSETT, Va. — Rita Irene Elkins Bragg, 89, of 735 Heatherview Dr., formerly of Oceana, W.Va., died Sunday, April 9, 2006, at her home. "Born Aug. 27, 1916, in Wyoming County, WV, a daughter of the late Dennis Elkins and Corby Barbour Elkins. "Mrs. Bragg was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. "She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Bragg; a daughter, Patsy Sexton; four sisters, Ruth Bailey, Callie Lambert, Millie Smith and Myrtle Johnson; and two brothers, Huebert Elkins and Ott Elkins. "Survivors include four daughters, Kimberly Bragg Lafferty of Bassett, Va., Carol Slatton and Barbara Crouse, both of West Virginia, and Judy Lowe of North Carolina; six sons, Eddie Bragg, Danny Bragg, Dickie Bragg, Freddy Bragg, and Jimmy Bragg, all of West Virginia, and Acy Bragg of Missouri; two brothers, Raymond Elkins of Tennessee, and Ulvert Elkins of West Virginia; 30 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and numerous great-great-grandchildren. "Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, 2006, at the Norris Funeral Services Chapel in Martinsville, Va. with the Rev. Charles Harrison officiating. "Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. "Norris Funeral Services, Inc. and Crematory, Martinsville, Va., is serving the Bragg family."


James E. "Eddie" Bragg

1. Stafford Family Funeral Home Web Site; Posted Obit.
"James E. "Eddie" Bragg, 73, of Lynco, WV, passed away Wednesday February 13, 2008 at Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, WV. He was born May 20, 1934 in Oceana, WV, a son of the late Loyd Edward and Rita Irene Elkins Bragg. In accordance with Eddie's wishes he will be cremated and there will be no services..."


Truman D. Bailey

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 12 Apr 1930, Page 193B, Family #127.
Listed as Truman Bailey, age 11, born in WV, in household of father, Jesse Bailey.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1937); Page 81; WV Archives Web Site.
Truman Bailey; age 21; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Oceana, WV; son of Jesse J. and Nora B.
Bailey; married on 1 Apr 1937 at Oceana, WV; Ruth Elkins; age 19; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living
at Oceana, WV; daughter of Denn and Corby Elkins.
3. Social Security Death Index; LDS Web Site.
Truman Bailey; born on 28 Nov 1918; died on 13 Jul 1998; living at Pineville, Wyoming Co, WV at
death.


Ruth Elkins

1. "Heritage of Wyoming Co, WV", "Rita Elkins Bragg" article, by Rita Bragg
Elkins, WGS, page 86.
Ruth Elkins; daughter of Dennie W. and Corby Stewart Elkins; married
(______) Bailey.
2. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 15 Jan 1920, Page 232B, Family #149.
Listed as Ruth Elkins, age 11 mons, born in WV, in household of father, Dennie W. Elkins.
3. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 19 Apr 1930, Page 198B, Family #225.
Listed as Ruth Elkins, age 11, born in WV, in household of father, Dennie W. Elkins.
4. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1937); Page 81; WV Archives Web Site.
Truman Bailey; age 21; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Oceana, WV; son of Jesse J. and Nora B.
Bailey; married on 1 Apr 1937 at Oceana, WV; Ruth Elkins; age 19; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living
at Oceana, WV; daughter of Denn and Corby Elkins.


Myrtle Elkins

1. "Heritage of Wyoming Co, WV", "Rita Elkins Bragg" article, by Rita Bragg
Elkins, WGS, page 86.
Myrtle Elkins; daughter of Dennie W. and Corby Stewart Elkins;
deceased; married (______) Johnson.
2. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 15 Jan 1920, Page 232B, Family #149.
Listed as Myrtle Elkins, age 2 yrs 7 mons, born in WV, in household of father, Dennie W. Elkins.
3. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 19 Apr 1930, Page 198B, Family #225.
Listed as Myrtle Elkins, age 12, born in WV, in household of father, Dennie W. Elkins.


Millie Elkins

1. "Heritage of Wyoming Co, WV", "Rita Elkins Bragg" article, by Rita Bragg
Elkins, WGS, page 86.
Millie Elkins; daughter of Dennie W. and Corby Stewart Elkins; married
(______) Smith.
2. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 15 Jan 1920, Page 232B, Family #149.
Listed as Millie Elkins, age 7, born in WV, in household of father, Dennie W. Elkins.
3. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 19 Apr 1930, Page 198B, Family #225.
Listed as Millie Elkins, age 17, born in WV, in household of father, Dennie W. Elkins.


James Calvin "Jim" Lyons

1. "The Register Herald"; Beckley, WV; Sunday, 15 Apr 2007; Newspaper Obit.
"James Calvin Lyons, 82, of Wirtz, Va., formerly of Pineville, W.Va., died peacefully at his home on April 13, 2007. Born in Beckley, W.Va., Dec. 2, 1924, Jim was preceded in death by his parents, John Arley and Winnie H. Cook Lyons; three brothers: George, Bill, and Louis; and two sisters: Emma and Mary. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Doreen Box Lyons, and three daughters: Pamela Cook and her husband, Earl, of Waxhaw, N.C., Suzanne Cook and her husband, Arlis, of Cody, Wyo., and Elaine Dannemiller and her husband, Al, of Charlottesville, Va. Grandchildren who adored him are Jeffrey Earl Cook and his wife, Deonna, of Kernersville, N.C., James Lyon Garrett Cook of Greensboro, N.C., Amanda Cook of Fort Collins, Colo., and Rebecca Caitlyn Durham of Charlottesville, Va. “Grandan” also leaves two great-grandsons, Tyler and Tanner Cook of Kernersville, N.C. In addition to his immediate family, Jim is survived by two brothers, John of Kansas and Joe of Oregon; a sister, Pat Parker of Florida; a sister-in-law, Janet Lyons of Martinsburg, W.Va.; several special nephews and nieces. "Jim enlisted in the U.S. Army in January 1943. During WWII Jim served with the 180th Chemical in the Pacific Campaign in New Caledonia, Cebu and Mindanao in the Philippine Islands, and Guadalcanal and New Georgia in the Solomon Islands. He was with the first troops to occupy Japan under Gen. Douglas MacArthur. "Jim was a 1943 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School. He attended Concord College, Mercer University (Macon, Ga.), and earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Washington and Lee University in 1951. After graduation, he and his family moved to Pineville, where he enjoyed the practice of law for 38 years. In addition to serving as Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for six years, Jim served as Divorce Commissioner for many years. Serving as Mental Health Commissioner in Wyoming County was one of his most rewarding positions. During his career, Jim served as Judge on the W.Va. Court of Appeals for six years, and as a Judge on the W.Va. Court of Claims for several years. "Jim was a member of the West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, W.Va. State Bar, and served as past president of Rotary International in Pineville. He was also a member of the American Legion and the Washington and Lee Alumni Association. He was a current member of the Red Valley United Methodist Church, and a former member of the First United Methodist Church of Pineville, where he served on the Methodist Board of Trustees. "After retiring from his law practice in 1989, Jim moved to Burnt Chimney, Va., to enjoy a leisure life with boating as a favorite activity. "Jim’s body was cremated according to his wishes. His cremains will be interred in Arlington National Cemetery..."


Garland Toler

1. "West Virginia Births, 1853-1928"; LDS Web Site.
Garland Toler; born on 5 Sep 1907 at Uno, Wyoming Co, WV; parents, Alley and Mandy (Canada)
Toler.
2. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Huff Creek District, Page 250A, Family #6
Listed as Garland Blankenship (sic Toler), age 2, born in WV, in household of step-father, Gaston D.
Blankenship.
3. Logan Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1927); Page 175; Line 30; WV Archives Web Site.
Garland Toler; age 20; born in WV; single; miner; living at Emmett, WV; son of Adda and Manda
(Kanady) Toler; married on 2 Mar 1927 at Emmett, WV; Martha Huffman; age 18; born in VA; single;
living at Emmett, WV; daughter of Dave and Calzona Huffman.
4. 1930 Census, Logan Co, WV; Triadelphia District; Lorado; taken on 6 May 1930; Page 102B;
Family #359/359.
Listed as Garland Toler; age 22; born in WV; married at 18; framer; in household of father-in-law,
David Huffman.
5. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Garland Toler; born on 5 Sep 1907; died in Feb 1986; card issued in WV bef 1981; in at North Spring,
Wyoming Co, WV at death.


Martha Elizabeth "Betty" Huffman

1. Logan Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1927); Page 175; Line 30; WV Archives Web Site.
Garland Toler; age 20; born in WV; single; miner; living at Emmett, WV; son of Adda and Manda
(Kanady) Toler; married on 2 Mar 1927 at Emmett, WV; Martha Huffman; age 18; born in VA; single;
living at Emmett, WV; daughter of Dave and Calzona Huffman.
2. 1930 Census, Logan Co, WV; Triadelphia District; Lorado; taken on 6 May 1930; Page 102B;
Family #359/359.
Listed as Martha Toler; age 21; born in VA; married at 18; in household of father, David Huffman,
with husband, Garland Toler.


David Huffman

1. 1930 Census, Logan Co, WV; Triadelphia District; Lorado; taken on 6 May 1930; Page 102B;
Family #359/359.
Listed as David Huffman; age 52; born in VA; married at 22; timber cutter; head of household.


Caldona Thomas

1. 1930 Census, Logan Co, WV; Triadelphia District; Lorado; taken on 6 May 1930; Page 102B;
Family #359/359.
Listed as Caldona Huffman; age 50; born in VA; married at 20; in household of husband, David
Huffman.


Flora Belle Blankenship

1. "Births of Wyoming Co, WV...", Haga, 1878.
Flora B. Blankenship was born on 15 May 1878 to Britton and Elizabeth Blankenship.
2. 1880 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, compiled by William A. Marsh, Vol 4, page 695.
Slab Fork Township, page 011.
Listed as Flora B. Blankenship, age 2, in household of father, Britton Blankenship.
3. RootsWeb Message Board, Wyoming Co, WV, Laverne Nichols, 18 Nov 2000.
Flora Belle Blankenship, her grandmother, married James Bragg and moved to Lincoln Co, WV.