McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Samuel Edward Waldron

1. 1870 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Clear Fork District, Bluestone PO, taken on 9 Aug 1870, Page 319B,
Family #186.
Listed as Samuel E. Waldron, age 9 months, born in VA, in household of father, Matthew A.
Waldron.
2. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Elkhorn District; taken on 21 Jun 1880;Page 333A; Family #82/88.
Listed as Samuel E. Waldron, age 11, born in VA, in household of father,
Matthew A. Waldron.
3. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 26 Apr 1910; Page 196A;
Family #159/165.
Listed as Samuel E. Waldron; age 38; born in WV; married once for 14 yrs; "bone" picker in coal
tipple; head of household.
4 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Canebrake; taken on 15 Apr 1930; Page 166B;
Family 243/249.
Listed as Samuel Waldron; age 59; born in VA; married at 49; tippleman in coal mine; head of
household.
5. "Selected Heirs from Will Book #11", Tazewell Co, VA GenWeb Site.
Page 113. Mathew A. Waldron, Will dated 22 Sep 1924.
Lists children: C.B., age 57; S.E., age 53; Fannie B., age 49; Ella H.
Payne, age 48; George A., age 46; Nannie V. Yost, age 44; and grandchildren
(children of deceased son John F. Waldron) George, age 31; Florence, age 27; James, age 25, and
Ella B., age 22.
6. McDowell Co, WV Death Certificate #3291; WV Archives Web Site.
Samuel Edward Waldron; age 77 yrs, 6 mons, 3 days; born on 12 Aug 1871(sic) in Tazewell Co, VA;
widowed; retired; son of Matthew Allen and Victorian (Carter) Waldron; died on 15 Feb 1949 at
Canebrake, McDowell Co, WV from myocarditis; buried on 17 Feb 1949 in Tazewell Co, VA;
Buster Somoskey, informant.


Martha Jennie Cooley

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 26 Apr 1910; Page 196A;
Family #159/165.
Listed as Martha J. Waldron; age 32; born in WV; married once for 14 yrs; 6 children, all living;
in household of husband, Samuel E. Waldron.
2. McDowell Co, WV Death Certificate #7521: WV Archives Web Site.
Mrs. S.E. Waldron; age 47 yrs, 7 mons, 18 days; born on 20 Oct 1874 in Tazewell Co, VA; married;
daughter of F.L. Cooley of Wythe Co, VA and unknown mother of Tazewell Co, VA; died on 12 Jun
1922 at Carebrake, McDowell Co, WV from Tubercular affection of joints with other complications;
no burial information; informant, E.W. Dean, Berwind, WV.


Jesse Waldron

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 26 Apr 1910; Page 196A;
Family #159/165.
Listed as Jesse Waldron; age 12; born in VA; in household of father, Samuel E. Waldron.


Carl Waldron

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 26 Apr 1910; Page 196A;
Family #159/165.
Listed as Carl Waldron; age 6; born in WV; in household of father, Samuel E. Waldron.
2 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Canebrake; taken on 15 Apr 1930; Page 166B;
Family 243/249.
Listed as Carl Waldron; age 25; born in WV; single; in household of father, Samuel E. Waldron.


Pearl Waldron

1 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Canebrake; taken on 15 Apr 1930; Page 166B;
Family 243/249.
Listed as Pearl Waldron; age 18; born in WV; in household of father, Samuel E. Waldron.


Samuel Edward Waldron

1. 1870 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Clear Fork District, Bluestone PO, taken on 9 Aug 1870, Page 319B,
Family #186.
Listed as Samuel E. Waldron, age 9 months, born in VA, in household of father, Matthew A.
Waldron.
2. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Elkhorn District; taken on 21 Jun 1880;Page 333A; Family #82/88.
Listed as Samuel E. Waldron, age 11, born in VA, in household of father,
Matthew A. Waldron.
3. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 26 Apr 1910; Page 196A;
Family #159/165.
Listed as Samuel E. Waldron; age 38; born in WV; married once for 14 yrs; "bone" picker in coal
tipple; head of household.
4 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Canebrake; taken on 15 Apr 1930; Page 166B;
Family 243/249.
Listed as Samuel Waldron; age 59; born in VA; married at 49; tippleman in coal mine; head of
household.
5. "Selected Heirs from Will Book #11", Tazewell Co, VA GenWeb Site.
Page 113. Mathew A. Waldron, Will dated 22 Sep 1924.
Lists children: C.B., age 57; S.E., age 53; Fannie B., age 49; Ella H.
Payne, age 48; George A., age 46; Nannie V. Yost, age 44; and grandchildren
(children of deceased son John F. Waldron) George, age 31; Florence, age 27; James, age 25, and
Ella B., age 22.
6. McDowell Co, WV Death Certificate #3291; WV Archives Web Site.
Samuel Edward Waldron; age 77 yrs, 6 mons, 3 days; born on 12 Aug 1871(sic) in Tazewell Co, VA;
widowed; retired; son of Matthew Allen and Victorian (Carter) Waldron; died on 15 Feb 1949 at
Canebrake, McDowell Co, WV from myocarditis; buried on 17 Feb 1949 in Tazewell Co, VA;
Buster Somoskey, informant.


Ara

1 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Canebrake; taken on 15 Apr 1930; Page 166B;
Family 243/249.
Listed as Ara Waldron; age 30; born in VA; married at 20; in household of husband, Samuel E.
Waldron.


Orvice Allen Waldron

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 26 Apr 1910; Page 196A;
Family #159/165.
Listed as Orvice Waldron; age 4; born in WV; in household of father, Samuel E. Waldron.
2. McDowell Co, WV Death Certificate #17828: WV Archives Web Site.
Orvice Allen Waldron; age 34; born on 10 Apr 1906 at Caretta, WV; married; husband of Thelma
Rose; son of Sam and Jennie (Cooley) Waldron; died on 9 May 1940 at Canebrake, McDowell Co
WV from TB; buried on 10 May 1940 in Mapel Hill Cemetery, Bluefield, VA; informant, C.G. Waldron,
Berwind, WV.


Thelma Gladys Rose

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 13/14 Feb 1920; Page 97B;
Family #152/153.
Listed as Thelma Rose; age 8; born in WV; in household of mother, Eva Lou (_______) Rose.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Cucumber; taken on 5 Apr 1930; Page 182B;
Family #53/60.
Listed as Thelma Rose; age 17; born in WV; in household of mother, Eva Lou (_______) Rose.


Eva Lou Rose

1. 1880 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; taken on 1 Jun 1880; Page 276D;
Family #31/31.
Listed as Eva L. Rose; age 7; born in VA; in household of father, John E. Rose.
2. 1900 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Springs District; taken on 5 Jun 1900; Page 176A;
Family #56/56.
Listed as Eva L. Rose; age 26; born in VA in Oct 1873; single; in household of father, E.T. Rose.
3. 1910 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; taken on 18 Apr 1910; Page 219B;
Family #48/48.
Listed as Eva L. Rose; age 34; born in VA; single; 1 child; 1 living; in household of mother, Jana J.
(_______) Rose.
4. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 13/14 Feb 1920; Page 97B;
Family #152/153.
Listed as Loue Rose; age 43; born in VA; single; boarding house keeper; head of household.
5. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Cucumber; taken on 5 Apr 1930; Page 182B;
Family #53/60.
Listed as Eva L. Rose; age 54; born in VA; widow; married at 18; head of household.


Glen Johnson Altizer

1. 1900 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Springs District; taken on 5 Jun 1900; Page 176B;
Family #66/66.
Listed as Glen J. Altizer; age 10; born in VA in 1889; in household of father, Robert F. Altizer.
2. 1910 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Springs District; taken on 26 Apr 1910; Page 225A;
Family #147/147.
Listed as Glen J. Altizer; age 18; born in VA; in household of father, Robert F. Altizer.
3. McDowell Co, WV Marriage Register; Book #____(1915); Page 121; WV Archives Web Site.
Glen Altizer; age 22; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Canebrake, WV; son of Robert
and Eliza; married on 25 Feb 1915 at Canebrake, WV; Loanie L. Rose; age 16; single; born and living
in McDowell Co, WV; daughter of (_____) and Evilon.


Loma Lena Rose

1. 1910 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; taken on 18 Apr 1910; Page 219B;
Family #48/48.
Listed as Loma L. Rose; age 9; born in VA; in household of grandmother, Jane J. (____) Rose; with
mother, Eva Lou Rose.
2. McDowell Co, WV Marriage Register; Book #____(1915); Page 121; WV Archives Web Site.
Glen Altizer; age 22; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Canebrake, WV; son of Robert
and Eliza; married on 25 Feb 1915 at Canebrake, WV; Loanie L. Rose; age 16; single; born and living
in McDowell Co, WV; daughter of (_____) and Evilon.
3. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 13/14 February 1920; Page 97B;
Family #152/153.
Listed as Lomie Altizer; age 19; born in VA; widow; in household of mother, Eva Lou (____) Rose.
4. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Cucumber; taken on 5 Apr 1930; Page 182B;
Family #53/60.
Listed as Loma L. Altizer; age 29; born in VA; widow; married at 14; in household of mother, Eva Lou
(_______) Rose.


Mazie Della Altizer

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 13/14 February 1920; Page 97B;
Family #152/153.
Listed as Macie D. Altizer; age 4 yrs, 6 mons; born in WV; in household of grandmother, Eva Lou
(____) Rose, with mother.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Cucumber; taken on 5 Apr 1930; Page 182B;
Family #53/60.
Listed as Della M. Altizer; age 14; born in WV; in household of grandmother, Eva Lou (_______)
Rose, with mother.


Sarah M."Sally" Altizer

1. 1880 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; taken on 19 Jun 1880; Page 245A; Family #271/273.
Listed as Sally Altizer; age 6; born in VA; in household of father, Robert F. Altizer.
2. "Marriages, Tazewell Co, VA", Vol 3, 1854-1920, Page 135.
Thomas V. Christian, age 25, born in Tazewell Co, VA, son of Anthony and Nancy Christian;
married on 20 Jul 1899 Sallie Altizer, age 22, born in McDowell Co, WV, daughter of Robert
and Eliza Altizer.
3. 1900 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Springs District; taken on 5 Jun 1900; Page 176B;
Family #66/66.
Listed as Sallie M. Christian; age 24; born in VA in Oct 1875; married 2 yrs; 2 children, both
living; in household of father, Robert F. Altizer, with husband and children.
4. 1910 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; taken on 21 Ape 1910; Page 222A;
Family #89/89.
Listed as Sally Christian; age 34; born in VA; widow; 6 children, all living; boarder; in household of
James Vandyke.


Henry Christian

1. 1900 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Springs District; taken on 5 Jun 1900; Page 176B;
Family #66/66.
Listed as Henry Christian; age 6; born in VA in May 1894; in household of grandfather, Robert F.
Altizer, with father, Thomas V. Christian.
(Henry was born 5 yrs prior to Thomas' and Sallie's marriage)
2. 1910 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; taken on 21 Ape 1910; Page 222A;
Family #89/89.
Listed as Henry Christian; age 17; born in VA; boarder; in household of James Vandyke, with mother,
Sarah (Altizer) Christian.
3. McDowell Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Card #4054; 5 Jun 1917.
Henry Christian; age 24; born on 10 May 1893 in Tazewell Co, VA; living at Dan, McDowell Co, WV;
single; farmer; dependents, two sisters; tall with medium build; blue eyes and brown hair


Henry Chester "Doak" Davidson

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 20 Feb 1920; Page 107A;
Family #336/337.
Listed as Henry C. Davidson; age 10; born in WV; in household of father, William Davidson.
2. McDowell Co, WV Marriage Register; Book #____(1929); Page 189; WV Archives Web Site.
Chester Davidson; age 22; born in Tazewell Co, VA; single; miner; living at Bartley, WV; son of
William and Jane; married on 26 Dec 1929 at Welch; Pearl Buchanan; age 21; born in Smyth Co, VA;
single; daughter of J.F. and Lara.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Bartlett (sic? Bartley?); taken on 1 May 1930;
Page 75A; Image 88 of 89; Family #8/8.
Listed as Doak Davidson; age 18; born in WV; married at 17; company man in coal mine; head of household.
4. McDowell Co, WV Death Certificate #6213; WV Archives Web Site.
Cheater Davidson; age 29; born in 1910 at Canebrake, WV; married; husband of Pearl Buchanan;
miner for Pond Creek (Pocahontas Coal); living at Atwell, WV; son of Bill and Jane (Altizer) Davidson,
died on 10 Jan 1940 at Bartley, McDowell Co, WV from a mine explosion; buried on 16 Jan 1940 in
Iaeger Cemetery; informant, Sterling Davidson, Pocahontas, VA.
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 22 dec 2013.
Henry Chester Davidson; born 12 Sep 1911; died 10 Jan 1940; buried here; headstone photo shown;
"HE IS NOT DEAD, BUT ASLEEP".


Pearl Buchanan

1. 1910 Census, Smyth Co, VA; Ellendale Precinct; taken on 19 Apr 1910; Page 164A; Family #61/62.
Listed as Pearl Buchanan; age 5; born in VA; in household of father, James F. Buchanan.
2. McDowell Co, WV Marriage Register; Book #____(1929); Page 189; WV Archives Web Site.
Chester Davidson; age 22; born in Tazewell Co, VA; single; miner; living at Bartley, WV; son of
William and Jane; married on 26 Dec 1929 at Welch; Pearl Buchanan; age 21; born in Smyth Co, VA;
single; daughter of J.F. and Lara.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Bartlett (sic? Bartley?); taken on 1 May 1930;
Page 75A; Image 88 of 89; Family #8/8.
Listed as Harriett Davidson; age 16; born in WV; married at 15; in household of husband, Henry C. Davidson.


Nancy Jane Altizer

1. 1900 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Springs District; taken on 5 Jun 1900; Page 176B;
Family #66/66.
Listed as Nancy J. Altizer; age 18; born in VA in 1882; single; in household of father, Robert F.
Altizer.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 7 May 1910; Page 205A;
Family #313/325.
Listed as Jane Davidson; age 28; born in VA; married once for 5 yrs; 3 children, all living;
in household of husband, William Davidson.
3. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 20 Feb 1920; Page 107A;
Family #336/337.
Listed as Nancy J. Davidson; age 35; born VA; married; in household of husband, William
Davidson.
4. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Bartlett; taken on 1 May 1930; Page 75A,
Image 88 of 89; Family #4/4.
Listed as Nancy Davidson, age 50, born in VA, widowed, head of household.
5. "The Heritage of McDowell Co, WV, 1858-1999", Vol II, "The Davidson-Atlizer Family", Page 185,
written by Betty Davidson Campbell.
William Davidson; born in 1879; died in 1927; son of George F. and Catherine Deskins Davidson;
married Nancy Jane Altizer, daughter of Robert and Eliza L. (Nelson) Altizer, on 28 Aug 1904.
Nancy Jane Altizer; born in 1882; died on 2 Mar 1943; married second, Dewey Dunford.
6. McDowell Co, WV Death Certificate #16959; WV Archives Web Site.
Nancy Jane Dunford; age 61; born on 16 Dec 1888 (sic, 1882) in WV (sic, VA); married; wife of
Dewey Dunford; daughter of Robert and unknown Altizer; died on 2 Mar 1943 at Bartley, McDowell
Co, WV of cardiac failure, suspected carcinoma of ear; buried on 5 Mar 1943 in Iaeger Memorial,
Roderfield, WV; informant, Dewey Dunford, Bartley, WV.


Eura Davidson

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 7 May 1910; Page 205A;
Family #313/325.
Listed as Ura Davidson; age 3; born in WV; in household of father, William Davidson.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 20 Feb 1920; Page 107A;
Family #336/337.
Listed as Uri Davidson; age 13; born in WV; in household of father, William Davidson.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1928); Page 58; WV Archives Web Site.
Yura Davidson; age 23; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; farmer; living at Bartley, WV; son of
Bill and Jane Davidson; married on 10 Jan 1923 at Bartley, WV; Bessie Whittaker; age 24; born
in McDowell Co, WV (sic, Tazewell Co, VA); widow; living at Bartley, WV; daughter of Sam and
Annie Dunford.
4. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Bartlett (sic? Bartley?); taken on 1 May 1930;
Page 75A; Image 88 of 89; Family #5/5.
Listed as Eula Davidson; age 24; born in WV; married at 20; loader in coal mine and farmer; head
of household.
5. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Bartley; E.D. 24-14; taken on 30 Apr 1940; Page
257B; Image 4 of 22; Household #30.
Listed as Eura Davidson; age 34; born in WV; married; 2nd grade education; lived in McDowell Co, WV
on 1 Apr 1935; bone picker for coal company; head of household.
6. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Lonesome Drifter; 13 Jan 2014.
Eura Sterling (sic?, he had a brother named Sterling) Davidson; born in Oct 1907; died 26 Oct 1950;
buried here; no grave marker photo shown; personal photo shown.


Cora Bessie Dunford

1. 1910 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; taken on 19 Apr 1910; Page 220B; Family #61.
Listed as Cora B. Dunford; age 7; born in VA; in household of father, Samuel Dunford.
2. Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940; LDS Web Site.
W.G. Whitaker; age 21; son of Dock Whitaker; married on 8 Feb 1920 at Cedar Bluff, Tazewell Co, VA;
C. Bessie Dunford; age 18; daughter of Sam and Allie Dunford.
3. 1920 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Jeffersonville; taken on 21 (_____) 1920; Page 169A; Family #223.
Listed as Bessie Dunford; age 18; born in VA; in household of father, Samuel Dunford.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1928); Page 58; WV Archives Web Site.
Yura Davidson; age 23; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; farmer; living at Bartley, WV; son of
Bill and Jane Davidson; married on 10 Jan 1923 at Bartley, WV; Bessie Whittaker; age 24; born
in McDowell Co, WV (sic, Tazewell Co, VA); widow; living at Bartley, WV; daughter of Sam and
Annie Dunford.
5. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Bartlett (sic? Bartley?); taken on 1 May 1930;
Page 75A; Image 88 of 89; Family #5/5.
Listed as Bessie Davidson; age 28; born in WV (sic, VA); married at 16; in household of husband,
Eura Davidson.
6. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Bartley; E.D. 24-14; taken on 30 Apr 1940; Page
257B; Image 4 of 22; Household #30.
Listed as Bessie Davidson; age 36; born in VA; married; 3rd grade education; lived in McDowell Co, WV
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Eura Davidson.
7. Mercer Co, WV; Death Certificate #'70 018876; WV Archives Web Site via LDS Web Site.
Bessie Carrie Davidson; age 69; born 6 Dec 1900 in VA; widow; living at Bartley, WV; daughter of Samuel
and Allie (Chrstian) Dunford; died 17 Nov 1970 in the Bluefield Sanitarium, Welch, WV; due to a coronary
occulsion; with post opt melanoma of vigina; buried 20 Nov 1970 in Deskins Cemetery, Atwell, WV; informant,
Julian Davidson, Caretta, WV.
8. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Deskins Cemetery, Atwell, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by Stepanie; 16 Aug 2011.
Bessie Cora Dunford Davidson; born 6 Dec 1900 in VA; died 17 Nov 1970 at Bluefield, Mercer Co, WV; buried
here; no gravemarker photo shown; personal photo shown.