McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV; Families and Individuals

Notes


Aaron Jackson Runyon

1. 1930 Census, Raleigh Co, WV; Slab Fork District; taken on 11 Apr 1930; Page 173B;
#296/317.
Listed as Aaron Runyon; age 18; born in WV; single; coal loader in coal mine; boarder; in household
of James Toler.
2. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1949); Page 99; WV Archives Web Site.
Aaron J. Runyon; age 37; born on 5 Dec 1911 at Davy, WV; living at Stotesbury, WV; son of J.A.and
Victoria Runyon; married on 27 Nov 1949 at Epperly, WV; Virginia Elizabeth Ayers; age 38; born on
25 Aug 1911 at Fries, VA; living at Epperly, WV; daughter of Mitchell and Viola Ayers.
3. Ancestry.com Web Site; Posted Obit; by Joseph Runyon, grandson of Aaron Jackson Runyon.
"Aaron J. Runyon, 91, 1030 Chestnut Drive, Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away Saturday, November 22, 2003 at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. He was a native of Davey, West Virginia. He was born to the late Joseph Albert Runyon and Victoria Bishop Runyon December 5, 1911. He was the 7th great-grandson of Vincent Rongnion, who was a French Huguenot who fled to America in 1665 and was among the early settlers of New Jersey. He attended school in Davey, West Virginia and in Butler, Tennessee and was a welder and pipe fitter. He was a member of Dyson Grove Baptist Church and a very proud Navy Veteran who served in World War II. "Survivors include his wife, Virginia Elizabeth Runyon, 92; two sons, Richard Ayers, North Wilkesboro, North Carolina and Joseph Runyon, Dayton, Tennessee; one daughter, Donna Laws, Jonesborough, Tennessee; one sister, Sybil Brooks, Tazewell, Virginia; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. "Funeral services were conducted Monday, November 24, 2003 at 2 p.m. from the Hux-Lipford Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Frank Woods officiating. "Military graveside services followed in the Phillippi Cemetery..."


Virginia Elizabeth Ayers

1. 1920 Census, Carroll Co, VA; Blair Precinct; taken on 17 Jan 1920; Page 231A; Family #160/161.
Listed as Virginia L. Ayers; age 8; born on VA; in household of father, Mitchell A. Ayers.
2. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1949); Page 99; WV Archives Web Site.
Aaron J. Runyon; age 37; born on 5 Dec 1911 at Davy, WV; living at Stotesbury, WV; son of J.A.and
Victoria Runyon; married on 27 Nov 1949 at Epperly, WV; Virginia Elizabeth Ayers; age 38; born on
25 Aug 1911 at Fries, VA; living at Epperly, WV; daughter of Mitchell and Viola Ayers.


Aaron Jackson Runyon

1. 1930 Census, Raleigh Co, WV; Slab Fork District; taken on 11 Apr 1930; Page 173B;
#296/317.
Listed as Aaron Runyon; age 18; born in WV; single; coal loader in coal mine; boarder; in household
of James Toler.
2. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1949); Page 99; WV Archives Web Site.
Aaron J. Runyon; age 37; born on 5 Dec 1911 at Davy, WV; living at Stotesbury, WV; son of J.A.and
Victoria Runyon; married on 27 Nov 1949 at Epperly, WV; Virginia Elizabeth Ayers; age 38; born on
25 Aug 1911 at Fries, VA; living at Epperly, WV; daughter of Mitchell and Viola Ayers.
3. Ancestry.com Web Site; Posted Obit; by Joseph Runyon, grandson of Aaron Jackson Runyon.
"Aaron J. Runyon, 91, 1030 Chestnut Drive, Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away Saturday, November 22, 2003 at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. He was a native of Davey, West Virginia. He was born to the late Joseph Albert Runyon and Victoria Bishop Runyon December 5, 1911. He was the 7th great-grandson of Vincent Rongnion, who was a French Huguenot who fled to America in 1665 and was among the early settlers of New Jersey. He attended school in Davey, West Virginia and in Butler, Tennessee and was a welder and pipe fitter. He was a member of Dyson Grove Baptist Church and a very proud Navy Veteran who served in World War II. "Survivors include his wife, Virginia Elizabeth Runyon, 92; two sons, Richard Ayers, North Wilkesboro, North Carolina and Joseph Runyon, Dayton, Tennessee; one daughter, Donna Laws, Jonesborough, Tennessee; one sister, Sybil Brooks, Tazewell, Virginia; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. "Funeral services were conducted Monday, November 24, 2003 at 2 p.m. from the Hux-Lipford Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Frank Woods officiating. "Military graveside services followed in the Phillippi Cemetery..."


Mitchell Alexander Ayers

1. 1920 Census, Carroll Co, VA; Blair Precinct; taken on 17 Jan 1920; Page 231A; Family #160/161.
Listed as Mitchel A. Ayers; age 36; born on VA; married; miner for Gossan Mines; head of household.
2. Raleigh Co, WV; WW II Draft Registration Card # U-337: Ancestry.com Web Site.
Mitchell Ayers; age 53; born on 16 Sep 1888 in Monrad, Carroll Co, VA; person who will always know
address, Mrs. Jola (sic, Viola) Ayers.
3. Raleigh Co, WV; Death Certificate #8045; WV Archives Web Site.
Mitchell Alexander Ayers; age 65; born on 8 Nov 1887 in VA; married; miner; living at Epperly, WV;
son of El caney and Martha (King) Ayers; died on 8 Jun 1952 in Beckley Hospital, Beckley, Raleigh
Co, WV; lucemia; buried on 10 Jun 1952 in Coal City Cemtery; informant, Mrs. Viola Ayers, Epperly,
WV.


Viola A.

1. 1920 Census, Carroll Co, VA; Blair Precinct; taken on 17 Jan 1920; Page 231A; Family #160/161.
Listed as Viola A. Ayers; age 34; born on VA; married; in household of husband, Mitchell A. Ayers.


Brasca M. Ayers

1. 1920 Census, Carroll Co, VA; Blair Precinct; taken on 17 Jan 1920; Page 231A; Family #160/161.
Listed as Brasca M. Ayers; age 6; born on VA; in household of father, Mitchell A. Ayers.


Maggie C. Ayers

1. 1920 Census, Carroll Co, VA; Blair Precinct; taken on 17 Jan 1920; Page 231A; Family #160/161.
Listed as Maggie C. Ayers; age 3 yrs, 11 mons; born on VA; in household of father, Mitchell A. Ayers.


Levert M. Ayers

1. 1920 Census, Carroll Co, VA; Blair Precinct; taken on 17 Jan 1920; Page 231A; Family #160/161.
Listed as Levert M. Ayers; age 1 yr, 4 mons; born on VA; in household of father, Mitchell A. Ayers.


Dennis E. Murphy

1. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1916); Page 348; WV Archives Web Site.
Dennis E. Murphy; age 23; born in McDowell Co, WV; living at Iaeger, McDowell Co, WV; married on
27 Mar 1916 at Beckley, WV; Jenette F. Jenkins; age 17; born in Raleigh Co, WV; living at Winding
Gulf, Raleigh Co, WV.


Jenette Florence Jenkins

1. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1916); Page 348; WV Archives Web Site.
Dennis E. Murphy; age 23; born in McDowell Co, WV; living at Iaeger, McDowell Co, WV; married on
27 Mar 1916 at Beckley, WV; Jenette F. Jenkins; age 17; born in Raleigh Co, WV; living at Winding
Gulf, Raleigh Co, WV.
2. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1935); Page 60; WV Archives Web Site.
Joseph Albert Runyon; age 47; born in Mingo Co, WV; living at Rhodell, WV; married on 1 Apr 1935
at Beckley, WV; Jenettie Florence Murphy; age 36; born in Raleigh Co, WV; living at Rhodell, WV.


Oley Anderson Bishop

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Brown's Creek District, Davy Precinct #6,
taken on 10 Jan 1920, Page 242B, Family #295.
Listed as Olie Bishop, age 8, born in WV, in household of father, James Bishop.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 16 Apr 1930; Page 75A;
Family #182/187.
Listed as Oley Bishop; age 18; born in WV; in household of father, James Bishop.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1944); Page 4; WV Archives, Web Site.
Oley Bishop; age 33; born at Davy, WV; single; living at Asco, WV; married on 20 Sep 1944 at Welch,
WV; Blanche Robinette, age 18; born at Panther, WV; single; living at Panther, WV; with consent of
Sylvania Robinette, mother of Blanche Robinette.


Blanche Lenore Robinette

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 15 Apr 1930; Page 235A; Family #201.
Listed as Blanche Robinett; age 2 yrs, 8 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Grover C. Robinett.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1944); Page 4; WV Archives, Web Site.
Oley Bishop; age 33; born at Davy, WV; single; living at Asco, WV; married on 20 Sep 1944 at Welch,
WV; Blanche Robinette, age 18; born at Panther, WV; single; living at Panther, WV; with consent of
Sylvania Robinette, mother of Blanche Robinette.


George Earl Umbarger

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1947); Page 377; WV Archives Web Site.
George Earl Umbarger; age 22; born in Gary. WV; single; living at Iaeger, WV; married on 9 Oct 1947
at Bluefield, WV; Juanita E. Bishop; age 23; born in Iaeger, WV; divorced; living at Iaeger, WV.


Elizabeth Juanita Bishop

1. Internet e-mail, dbishop2@ameritech.net, 18 Nov 1999, Douglas A. Bishop.
Elizabeth Juanita Bishop was born 20 Dec 1922; living on May 1998; married
George Earl Umbarger; he died.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1947); Page 377; WV Archives Web Site.
George Earl Umbarger; age 22; born in Gary. WV; single; living at Iaeger, WV; married on 9 Oct 1947
at Bluefield, WV; Juanita E. Bishop; age 23; born in Iaeger, WV; divorced; living at Iaeger, WV.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 16 Apr 1930; Page 191A;
Family #388/389.
Listed as Juanita Bishop; age 7; born in WV; in household of father, Franklin D. Bishop.
4. "Bluefield Daily Telegraph"; Bluefield, WV; 3 Apr 2009; Newspaper Obit.
"RICHLANDS, Va. — Mrs. Elizabeth Juanita Umbarger, age 86, of Richlands, Va., passed away Monday, March 30, 2009 at Lake East Hospital in Painesville, Ohio. She was born December 20, 1922 in Iaeger, W.Va. and was the daughter of the late Franklin D. and Euna Farley Bishop. She was a graduate of Concord College in Athens, W.Va. and was a former teacher with the McDowell County School System. She was a member of the United Methodist Church having taught Sunday School for more than 40 years in Iaeger, Grundy, and Richlands. At the time of her life, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Richlands, Va. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Geroge E. Umbarger; one brother, Marion Bishop; and one sister, Wilma Bishop Pascone. Survivors are: Two daughters, Victoria Shamblin and husband, Richard of Painesville, Ohio, Crystal Riddick and husband, Michael of Richmond, Va.; four sisters, Dolly Hume of Roanoke, Va., Emma Lou Butler and husband, Sam of Iaeger, W.Va., Sue Howell and husband, Robert of Vinton, Va., Dorothy Horn and husband, Huey of Pineville, W.Va.; three brothers, Vestal "Beck" Bishop of Gilbert, W.Va., Franklin Bishop, Jr. and wife, Barbara of Ikes, W.Va., William Bishop and wife, Dee of Beckley, W.Va.; grandchildren, Andrea Lester of Painesville, Ohio, Jennifer Compton and husband, BJ of Cedar Bluff, Va., Sherryl Gross of Baptist Valley, Va., and Michael Riddick of Bear, Del.; great-grandchildren, Zachary Lester, Brandon Lester and wife, Tiffany, Hope Compton, Jeff Compton, Faith Compton, Neveah Riddick; great-great-granddaughter, Kahlan Racheel Lester; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Elizabeth Juanita Umbarger will be conducted Saturday, April 4, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Chapel in Richlands, Va. with the Rev. David Brannock and Evangelist Robert Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Greenhills Memory Gardens at Claypool Hill, Va..."


Dolly Mae Bishop

1. Internet e-mail, dbishop2@ameritech.net, 18 Nov 1999, Douglas A. Bishop.
Dolly Mae Bishop was born on 1 Jan 1931; still living in May 1998; married
Zeb Percy Hume.


Samuel Eugene Butler Jr

1. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Sam Eugene Butler, Jr., 89, of Bluefield, VA, formerly of Iaeger, WV, passed away Monday, February 2 , 2015, in Bluefield Regional Medical Center in Bluefield, WV.

"Sam was born January 30, 1926, in Chattaroy, WV, a son of the late Sam Eugene Butler, Sr. and Maxie Wilcox Butler. He was a veteran of WWII having served in the United States Navy on the USS Dewey, DD 3549. He was a school teacher, a school bus driver, and owner/operator of Sammy's Service Center in Iaeger.

"In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one son, Billy Butler; and three sisters, Louise Hall, Katherine Pierce, and Betty Subrick.

"Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Emma Butler of the home; three sons, Danny Butler and wife Ann, Timmy Butler and wife Vicki, and Robbie Butler and wife Shannon all of Iaeger, WV; four grandchildren, David Butler and wife Rochelle of Ocean Isle, NC, Erica Nystrom of Princeton, WV, Briana Compton and Blake Butler both of Iaeger WV; three great grandchildren, Brooklyn Butler and Sydney Butler both of Ocean Isle, NC, and Lyla Victoria Nystrom of Princeton, WV; two sisters, Emma Hampton and husband Jimmy of Roderfield, WV, and Mable Bailey and husband Phil of Charleston, WV; and one brother, Frankie Butler of Oklahoma.

"Funeral services and burial are private...."


Emma Lou Bishop

1. Internet e-mail, dbishop2@ameritech.net, 18 Nov 1999, Douglas A. Bishop.
Emma Lou Bishop was born on 17 Dec 1927; still living on May 1998; married Sammy Butler.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 16 Apr 1930; Page 191A;
Family #388/389.
Listed as Emiline Bishop; age 3; born in WV; in household of father, Franklin D. Bishop.


Virginia Sue Bishop

1. Internet e-mail, dbishop2@ameritech.net, 18 Nov 1999, Douglas A. Bishop.
Virginia Sue Bishop, was born on 4 Dec 1942; still living in May 1998;
married L.K. Brooks, divorced; married second, Robert Howell.


Vaughn Hamm

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1935); Page 41; WV Archives Web Site.
Vaughn Hamm; age 21; born in Ashe Co, NC; single; miner; living at Pageton, WV; son of Floyd
and Annie; married on 9 Nov 1935 at Leckie, WV; Lara Mitchem; age 18; born in McDowell Co, WV;
single; living at Pageton, WV; daughter of R.B. and Nannie.


Lara Mitchem

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; taken on 11 Apr 1930; Page 83B; Family #260/265.
Listed as Lana Mitchem; age 10; born in WV; in household of father, Rutherford B. Mitchem.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1935); Page 41; WV Archives Web Site.
Vaughn Hamm; age 21; born in Ashe Co, NC; single; miner; living at Pageton, WV; son of Floyd
and Annie; married on 9 Nov 1935 at Leckie, WV; Lara Mitchem; age 18; born in McDowell Co, WV;
single; living at Pageton, WV; daughter of R.B. and Nannie.