McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Warren K. Smith Sr

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Center District; taken on 2 May 1930; Page 147B; Family #48.
Listed as Warren Smith, age 9, born in WV, in household of father, Phillip K. Smith.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book#__(1941); Page 311; WV Archives Web Site.
Warren Smith; age 21; born and living at Rockview, WV; single; son of Ken and Lillie Smith; married
on 30 Dec 1941 at New Richmond, WV; Thelma Walker; age 19; born in Wyoming Co, WV; single;
living at Pineville, WV; daughter of Clarence and Paerl Walker.


Thelma Walker

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Center District; taken 17 Apr 1930; Page 158B; Family #52/52.
Listed as Thelma Walker; age 7; born in WV; in household of father, Clarence V. Walker.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book#__(1941); Page 311; WV Archives Web Site.
Warren Smith; age 21; born and living at Rockview, WV; single; son of Ken and Lillie Smith; married
on 30 Dec 1941 at New Richmond, WV; Thelma Walker; age 19; born in Wyoming Co, WV; single;
living at Pineville, WV; daughter of Clarence and Paerl Walker.
3. E-mail from Vietta Walker Litton; 24 Nov 2010, granddaughter.
"Clarence Victor Walker - born May 10, 1887 - died January 2, 1952

" Edith Pearl Stewart Walker - born Feb. 10, 1888 - died Aug. 31, 1974

"Pearl was the daughter of James Harvey Stewart and Mary Elizabeth Sauls

" Clarence and Pearl were married March 27, 1906

"(I have no idea why there is a Nancy J. on the 1910 census as Clarence’s wife. Grandma was pregnant with my dad at that time so maybe she was sick and gone and someone was staying with the two oldest boys?)

"Clarence and Pearl had 9 children:

"Arthur Vaughn Walker b. June 10, 1907 d. March 1969 he married Hattie Cook

"Jay Walker b. Sept. 3, 1908 d. Feb. 1980 he married Ruth Cook

"Carl Victor Walker, Sr. b. Nov. 6, 1910 d. Dec. 30, 1975 he married Beulah Moore in 1931; he married Velma Florence Walker (sic, O'Dell) Oct. 13, 1947; he married Florence Martin Dec. 17, 1964

"Minnie Walker b. Jan. 19, 1913 d. July 28, 1994 she married Robert Freeland Hedrick

"Mary Garnett Walker b. Jan. 31. 1915 d. Aug. 16,1982 she married Pierce Wyatt

"Elsie Marie Walker b. May 10, 1918 d. Dec. 13, 1994 she married Ohley Smith

"Thelma Walker b. she married Warren Smith

"Jack Walker b. Sept. 3, 1924 d. Dec. 11, 2006 he married Anna Perry

"Tessie June Walker b. Dec. 1, 1927 d. April 11, 2009 she married Edward Oliver

"Thank you for letting me update the information!

"Vietta Walker Litton"


Harold Gene Smith

1. Calfee Funeral Service Web Site; Posted Obit.
"Harold Eugene "Gene" Smith, 60, of Rockview, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2007, at his residence following a sudden illness.

"Born Aug. 14, 1946, in Wyoming County, he was the son of the late Warren K. Smith Sr. and Thelma Walker Smith.

"Mr. Smith was employed as a driller at Union Drilling in Virginia. Gene was a U.S. Army veteran and was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed working, being with his grandchildren and being with family and friends.

"In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Jennifer Lynn Smith.

"Survivors include his wife, Sheila Brumfield Smith of the residence and was the beloved father of a son, Harold Eugene ?Bumper? Smith II of North Carolina and three daughters, Faith Berninger of Pineville, Julia Christine Bradley of North Carolina and Jackie Smith-Sneed of North Carolina.

"He is also survived by three brothers, Warren K. Smith Jr. of Rockview, James B. Smith of Woodbridge, VA and Dallas D. Smith of Del Rio, Texas; two sisters, Novella G. McCracken of Rockview and Connie S. Buckhannon of Shady Spring; and eight grandchildren, LeAnn and JoAnna Berninger, Demetryus, Tierney and Malla Bradley and Carmen, Autumn and Rider Smith- Sneed..."


Alvin McKinney

1. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Barkers Ridge District, taken on 20 May 1910; Page 211B,
Family #272.
Listed as Alvin McKinney, age 10 months, born in WV, in household of father, Robert N. McKinney.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book#__(1937); Page 183; WV Archives Web Site.
Alvin McKinney; age 28; born and living at Basin, Wyoming Co, WV; single; son of Robert and
Florina McKinney; married on 29 Aug 1937 at New Richmond, WV; Masil Whitt; age 23; born and
living at Basin, WV; single; daughter of Luther and Minnie Whitt.


Macel Whitt

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Barker's Ridge District, Basin, taken on 20 Jan 1920, Page 168A,
Family #66.
Listed as Masel Whitt, age 5 yrs, 2 mons, born in WV, in household of father, Luther Whitt.
2. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Barkers Ridge District; taken on 24 Apr 1930; Page 130B;
Family #405.
Listed as Masel Whitt, age 16; born in WV, in household of father, Luther C. Whitt.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book#__(1937); Page 183; WV Archives Web Site.
Alvin McKinney; age 28; born and living at Basin, Wyoming Co, WV; single; son of Robert and
Florina McKinney; married on 29 Aug 1937 at New Richmond, WV; Masil Whitt; age 23; born and
living at Basin, WV; single; daughter of Luther and Minnie Whitt.
4. "Charleston Daily Mail"; Charleston, WV; 19 Sep 2005; Newspaper Obit.
"Mrs. Macel Darlington, 91, of Beckley died Thursday, September 15, 2005, in a Charleston hospital following a long illness.

"Born January 8, 1914, at Basin, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Luther and Minnie Mitchem Whitt. Mrs. Darlington was a weaving instructor for the Fayette County Board of Education. She was a member of the Jones Memorial Baptist Church and also the WVEA. She had been a resident of Beckley since 1974.

"She was preceded in death by her first husband, Alvin McKinney and by her second husband, Thomas V. Darlington; grandchildren, Cheryl Lynn and Robert Darlington; and by a brother, Charles Whitt; and a sister, Melda Martin.

"Survivors include a son, Charles Darlington and his wife, Linda, of Beckley; two brothers, Eddie Whitt and his wife, Reba, of Ansted, and Lloyd Whitt and his wife, Ruby, of Pineville, W.Va.; sister, Mavis Huffman and her husband, Uria, of Baltimore, Md.; and grandchildren, Jeff Darlington and his wife, Keri, of Gibsonville, N.C., and Lisa Darlington of Blacksburg, Va.

"The funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, September 19, in the Calfee Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Randall Warden and the Rev. Howard Lucas officiating. Committal service will be 3 p.m. Monday, September 19, at Montgomery Memorial Park at London..."


Macel Whitt

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Barker's Ridge District, Basin, taken on 20 Jan 1920, Page 168A,
Family #66.
Listed as Masel Whitt, age 5 yrs, 2 mons, born in WV, in household of father, Luther Whitt.
2. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Barkers Ridge District; taken on 24 Apr 1930; Page 130B;
Family #405.
Listed as Masel Whitt, age 16; born in WV, in household of father, Luther C. Whitt.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book#__(1937); Page 183; WV Archives Web Site.
Alvin McKinney; age 28; born and living at Basin, Wyoming Co, WV; single; son of Robert and
Florina McKinney; married on 29 Aug 1937 at New Richmond, WV; Masil Whitt; age 23; born and
living at Basin, WV; single; daughter of Luther and Minnie Whitt.
4. "Charleston Daily Mail"; Charleston, WV; 19 Sep 2005; Newspaper Obit.
"Mrs. Macel Darlington, 91, of Beckley died Thursday, September 15, 2005, in a Charleston hospital following a long illness.

"Born January 8, 1914, at Basin, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Luther and Minnie Mitchem Whitt. Mrs. Darlington was a weaving instructor for the Fayette County Board of Education. She was a member of the Jones Memorial Baptist Church and also the WVEA. She had been a resident of Beckley since 1974.

"She was preceded in death by her first husband, Alvin McKinney and by her second husband, Thomas V. Darlington; grandchildren, Cheryl Lynn and Robert Darlington; and by a brother, Charles Whitt; and a sister, Melda Martin.

"Survivors include a son, Charles Darlington and his wife, Linda, of Beckley; two brothers, Eddie Whitt and his wife, Reba, of Ansted, and Lloyd Whitt and his wife, Ruby, of Pineville, W.Va.; sister, Mavis Huffman and her husband, Uria, of Baltimore, Md.; and grandchildren, Jeff Darlington and his wife, Keri, of Gibsonville, N.C., and Lisa Darlington of Blacksburg, Va.

"The funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, September 19, in the Calfee Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Randall Warden and the Rev. Howard Lucas officiating. Committal service will be 3 p.m. Monday, September 19, at Montgomery Memorial Park at London..."


Lloyd Oswell Whitt

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Barker's Ridge District, Basin, taken on 20 Jan 1920, Page 168B,
Family #66.
Listed as Loyd Whitt, age 3 yrs, 5 mons, born in WV, in household of father, Luther Whitt.
2. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Barkers Ridge District; taken on 24 Apr 1930; Page 130B;
Family #405.
Listed as Lloyd O. Whitt, age 13; born in WV, in household of father, Luther C. Whitt.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book#__(1937; Page 174; WV Archives Web Site.
Lloyd Oswell Whitt; age 21; born and living at Basin, Wyoming Co, WV; single; son of Luther C. and
Minnie E. Whitt; married on 21 Aug 1937 at the home of lonnie Blankenship, minister; Virginia
Angeline McKinney; age 21; born and living at Basin, Wyoming Co, WV; single; daughter of S.P. and
Laura McKinney.
4. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book#__(1950); Page 63; WV Archives Web Site.
Lloyd Whitt; age 34; born at Basin, WV; divorced; living in Wyoming Co, WV; son of Luther and
Minnie Whitt; married on 22 Dec 1950 at Beckley, WV; Ruby Stewart; age 32; born at Glen Fork, WV;
divorced; living at Glen Fork, WV; daughter of Dennie and Dollie Acord.
5. Calfee Funeral Service; Pineville, WV; Posted Obit.
"Loyd Oswell Whitt, 92, of Pineville, beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather went to be with the Lord Monday, Jan. 26, 2009, in Bowers Hospice House, Beckley, following a long illness.

"Born June 25, 1916, at Basin, he was the son of the late Luther and Minnie Mitchem Whitt.

"Mr. Whitt was a member of Rock Castle Baptist Church and a former member of Saulsville Baptist Church. He was a member of the NRA and was a former superintendent of Sunday school at Saulsville Baptist Church. Loyd was a retired coal miner and a member of the UMWA. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding his four-wheeler, ginseng hunting and being with his family and friends.

"In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, David Whitt; an infant daughter, Laura Whitt; a great-grandson, Luke Clay; one great-great-grandson, Zachary Clay; a brother, Charles Whitt; and two sisters, Macel Darlington and Melda Martin.

"Those left to celebrate his life are his loving wife of 58 years, Ruby Garnet Acord Whitt; a son, Ballard Whitt and his wife, Sharon, of Beckley; three daughters, Sally Whitt of Beckley, Mavis Adams of Beckley and Polly Burke of Hillsborough, NC; a stepson, Rex Stewart and his wife, Cassie, of Pineville; a stepdaughter, Marcella Clay and her husband, Jerome, of Pineville; a brother, Eddie Whitt and his wife, Reba, of Hico; a sister, Mavis Huffman and her husband, Uria, of Baltimore, MD; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a special nephew, Dorsey Goins of Beckley. .."


Ruby Garnett Acord

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 5 Jan 1920, Page 225A, Family #8.
Listed as Ruby G. Ackard, age 1yr, 3 mons, born in WV, in household of father, Denny. C. Acord.
2. 1930; Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; taken on 11 Apr 1930; Page 236B;
Family #178/185.
Listed as Ruby G. Acord, age 11, born in WV, in household of father, Denny. C. Acord.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book#__(1934); Page 342; WV Archives Web Site.
Nelson Stewart; age 21; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Jesse, WV; son of S.L. and Addie
Stewart; married on 28 Jul 1934 at Oceana, WV; Ruby Acord; age 17; born in Wyoming Co, WV;
living at Glen Fork, WV; daughter of Dennie and Dollie Acord.
4. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book#__(1950); Page 63; WV Archives Web Site.
Lloyd Whitt; age 34; born at Basin, WV; divorced; living in Wyoming Co, WV; son of Luther and
Minnie Whitt; married on 22 Dec 1950 at Beckley, WV; Ruby Stewart; age 32; born at Glen Fork, WV;
divorced; living at Glen Fork, WV; daughter of Dennie and Dollie Acord.
5. Calfee Funeral Service, Posted Obit.
"Ruby Garnett Acord Whitt, 91, of Pineville, passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at Appalachian Regional Hospital, Beckley following a long illness.

"Born September 11, 1918 at Jesse, WV, she was the daughter of the late Dennie C. and Dollie Cook Acord.

"Ruby was a member of the Rock Castle Baptist Church. She was a member of the Rock Castle Baptist Church ABW group. Mrs. Whitt was a beautician for 50 years and attended Little French Beauty School. She enjoyed crocheting and quilting.

"In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Loyd O. Whitt; grandson, Luke Clay and a great-great-grandson, Zachary Clay. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Lacy Acord and Dennie Acord, Jr.; four sisters, Gladys Phillips, Pauline Kessler, Macie Roles and Ramona Blankenship ,an infant sister, Josephine and two infant brothers.

"Survivors include her son, Rex Stewart and his wife, Cassie of Pineville

"A daughter, Marcella Clay and her husband, Jerome of Pineville

"Stepson, Ballard Whitt and his wife, Sharon of Beckley

"Stepdaughters, Sally Whitt of Beckley
Mavis Adams of Beckley
Polly Burke of Hillsborough, NC

"A brother, David “Dickie”Acord and his wife, Pat, of Charleston

"Special brother-in-law, Eddie Whitt and his wife, Reba, of Hico

"She is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren..."


Nelson Stewart

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Oceana District, taken on 8 Jan 1920; Page 228B; Family #67.
Listed as Nelson Stewart; age 7 yrs, 1 mon; born in WV; in household of father, Sandy L. Stewart.
2. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 21 Apr 1930, Page 199B, Family #245.
Listed as Nelson Stewart, age 17, born in WV, in household of father, Sandy L. Stewart.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book#__(1934); Page 342; WV Archives Web Site.
Nelson Stewart; age 21; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Jesse, WV; son of S.L. and Addie Stewart;
married on 28 Jul 1934 at Oceana, WV; Ruby Acord; age 17; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Glen
Fork, WV; daughter of Dennie and Dollie Acord.
4. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1951); Page 92; WV Archives Web Site.
Nelson Stewart; age 34; born and living at Jesse, WV; divorced; son of S.L. and Addie Stewart; married
on 13 Jan 1951 at Hatcher, WV; Rdna Blessard; age 24; born and living in Marianna, WV; divorced;
daughter of Charlie and Dora Dameron.


Ruby Garnett Acord

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 5 Jan 1920, Page 225A, Family #8.
Listed as Ruby G. Ackard, age 1yr, 3 mons, born in WV, in household of father, Denny. C. Acord.
2. 1930; Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; taken on 11 Apr 1930; Page 236B;
Family #178/185.
Listed as Ruby G. Acord, age 11, born in WV, in household of father, Denny. C. Acord.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book#__(1934); Page 342; WV Archives Web Site.
Nelson Stewart; age 21; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Jesse, WV; son of S.L. and Addie
Stewart; married on 28 Jul 1934 at Oceana, WV; Ruby Acord; age 17; born in Wyoming Co, WV;
living at Glen Fork, WV; daughter of Dennie and Dollie Acord.
4. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book#__(1950); Page 63; WV Archives Web Site.
Lloyd Whitt; age 34; born at Basin, WV; divorced; living in Wyoming Co, WV; son of Luther and
Minnie Whitt; married on 22 Dec 1950 at Beckley, WV; Ruby Stewart; age 32; born at Glen Fork, WV;
divorced; living at Glen Fork, WV; daughter of Dennie and Dollie Acord.
5. Calfee Funeral Service, Posted Obit.
"Ruby Garnett Acord Whitt, 91, of Pineville, passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at Appalachian Regional Hospital, Beckley following a long illness.

"Born September 11, 1918 at Jesse, WV, she was the daughter of the late Dennie C. and Dollie Cook Acord.

"Ruby was a member of the Rock Castle Baptist Church. She was a member of the Rock Castle Baptist Church ABW group. Mrs. Whitt was a beautician for 50 years and attended Little French Beauty School. She enjoyed crocheting and quilting.

"In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Loyd O. Whitt; grandson, Luke Clay and a great-great-grandson, Zachary Clay. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Lacy Acord and Dennie Acord, Jr.; four sisters, Gladys Phillips, Pauline Kessler, Macie Roles and Ramona Blankenship ,an infant sister, Josephine and two infant brothers.

"Survivors include her son, Rex Stewart and his wife, Cassie of Pineville

"A daughter, Marcella Clay and her husband, Jerome of Pineville

"Stepson, Ballard Whitt and his wife, Sharon of Beckley

"Stepdaughters, Sally Whitt of Beckley
Mavis Adams of Beckley
Polly Burke of Hillsborough, NC

"A brother, David “Dickie”Acord and his wife, Pat, of Charleston

"Special brother-in-law, Eddie Whitt and his wife, Reba, of Hico

"She is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren..."


Eddie Eldon Whitt

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Barkers Ridge District; taken on 24 Apr 1930; Page 130B;
Family #405.
Listed as Eddie E. Whitt, age 1; born in WV, in household of father, Luther C. Whitt.
2. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1951); Page 32; WV Archives Web Site.
Eddie Eldon Whitt; age 22; born on 25 Mar 1929 at Basin, Wyoming Co, WV; living at Stanaford, WV;
son of Luther and Minnie Whitt; married on 31 Jul 1951 at Beckley, WV; Reba Mae Hogan; age 24;
born on 12 Fen 1927 at Kaymor, WV; living at Beckley, WV; daughter of Mannie Hogan and Mrs,
Myrtle Hubacher.


Reba Mae Hogan

1. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1951); Page 32; WV Archives Web Site.
Eddie Eldon Whitt; age 22; born on 25 Mar 1929 at Basin, Wyoming Co, WV; living at Stanaford, WV;
son of Luther and Minnie Whitt; married on 31 Jul 1951 at Beckley, WV; Reba Mae Hogan; age 24;
born on 12 Fen 1927 at Kaymor, WV; living at Beckley, WV; daughter of Mannie Hogan and Mrs,
Myrtle Hubacher.


Glen Wayne Adams

1. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book#__(1968); Page 540; WV Archives Web Site.
Glen Wayne Adams; age 22; born on 4 Mar 1946 at Epperly, WV; living at general delivery, Crab
Orchard, WV; never married; son of Glen D. and Verna.L. Sparks; married on 28 Jan 1968 at Crab
Orchard, WV; Mavis Angeline Whitt; age 17; born on 26 Apr 1949 at Sabine, Wyoming Co, WV;
never married; living at 401 Hull Street, Beckley, WV; daughter of Lloyd O. and Virginia A. (McKinney)
Whitt; with permission of Virginia Whitt, mother, divorced, mother has custody.


Mavis Angeline Whitt

1. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book#__(1968); Page 540; WV Archives Web Site.
Glen Wayne Adams; age 22; born on 4 Mar 1946 at Epperly, WV; living at general delivery, Crab
Orchard, WV; never married; son of Glen D. and Verna.L. Sparks; married on 28 Jan 1968 at Crab
Orchard, WV; Mavis Angeline Whitt; age 17; born on 26 Apr 1949 at Sabine, Wyoming Co, WV;
never married; living at 401 Hull Street, Beckley, WV; daughter of Lloyd O. and Virginia A. (McKinney)
Whitt; with permission of Virginia Whitt, mother, divorced, mother has custody.


John Holland Burke Jr

1. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book#__(1965); Page 635; WV Archives Web Site.
John Holland Burke, Jr; age 26; born on 18 Nov 1938 at Memphsis, TN; divorced; living at Seymore
Johnson AFB, Goldsboro, NC; son of John Holland and Gladys (Suddath) Burke; married on 29 Jun
1965 at Beckley, WV; Polly Jo Whitt; age 25; born on 9 Jul 1939 at Hot Coal, WV; never married; living
at 401 Hull Street, Beckley, WV; daughter of Lloyd and Virginia (McKinney) Whitt