McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Dewey Admiral Chambers

1. "Heritage of Wyoming Co, WV", 1995 WGS, John Chambers article, page 94
submitted by Christopher C. Chambers.
John Chambers; born on 10 Apr 1859 in Tazewell Co, VA; died in 1944; married
first, Dixie Mitchell; second, Millie Phillips; one of three sons of Reece Chambers.
Children by Dixie Mitchell: Biddie, (John) Halter, and Julias.
Children by Millie Phillips: Dewey, Joe, Wetzel, Herbert, Woodrow, Charlie,
Delphia, Ora, Thelma and Carrie.
2.1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Baileysville District, taken on 4 Jun 1900, Page 205B, Family #28.
Listed as Dewey Chambers, age 2, born in Mar 1898 in WV, in household of father, John Chambers.
3.1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Baileysvelle District, taken on 25 Apr 1910; Page 190B, Family #140.
Listed as Dewey Chambers, age 12, born in WV, in household of father, John Chambers.
4. Logan Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Book #__(1923); Page 30; Line 3; WV Archives Web Site.
Dewey Chambers; age 25; born in WV; single; living at Kirtter, WV; son of John and Mollie (Phillips)
Chambers; married on 19 Jul 1923 in Logan Co, Stella Blankenship; age 18; born in WV; single;
living at Kirtter, WV; daughter of B.D. and Sarh (Brown) Blankenship.
5. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1963); Page 292; WV Archives Web Site.
Dewey Chambers, Sr; age 65; born and living at Clearfork, WV; widowed; son of John and Millie
(Phillips) Chambers; married on 6 Dec 1963 at MacArthur, Raleigh Co, WV; Zettie M. Shook; age 61;
born at Mullens, WV; widow; living at Brenton, WV; daughter of Franklin and Cynthia Dixon.


Stella Blankenship

1. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Clear Fork District, taken on 23 Apr 1910, Page 240B, Family #81.
Listed as Stella Blankenship, age 6, born in WV, in household of father, Blackburn D. Blankenship.
2. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Clear Fork District, taken on 30/31 Jan 1920, Page 213B,
Family #156.
Listed as Stellie Blankenship, age 15, born in WV, in household of father, Blackburn D. Blankenship.
3. Logan Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Book #__(1923); Page 30; Line 3; WV Archives Web Site.
Dewey Chambers; age 25; born in WV; single; living at Kirtter, WV; son of John and Mollie (Phillips)
Chambers; married on 19 Jul 1923 in Logan Co, Stella Blankenship; age 18; born in WV; single;
living at Kirtter, WV; daughter of B.D. and Sarh (Brown) Blankenship.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Death Registry; Vol #__(1963; Browns Creek District; WV Archives Web Site.
Stella Chambers; age 60; born in Sep 1902 at Guyan, WV; married; living at Clearfork, WV; daughter
of _______ and Sarah Brown; died on 1 Mar 1963 in Grace Hospital, Welch, WV from a cerebral
thrombosis with hypertensive cardio vascular disease; buried on 4 Mar 1963 in Chambers Cemetery,
Clearfork, WV.


Homer Admiril Chambers

1. Stafford Funeral Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"Homer Admiril Chambers, 76, of Princeton, WV, formerly of Clear Fork, WV passed away on Friday, April 11, 2014 at his home. He was born March 20, 1937 in Clear Fork, WV a son of the late Dewey Admiril, and Stella Blankenship Chambers.
Homer was a member of the Oceana Freewill Baptist Church for many years until moving to Mercer County where he attended the Roger Street Community Church in Princeton.

"In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by twelve brothers and sisters. Survivors include a daughter Belinda ChambersPu torek and husband Ronnie of Athens, WV; a son Homer Jerome Chambers of Princeton, WV; two grandchildren Summer Putorek, and Sawyer Putorek; a sister Anna Sue Kitts of Anderson, SC; a brother Christopher Columbus Chambers and wife Francis of Cyclone, WV; and a host of other loving family and friends.

"Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday April 17, 2014 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Jackie Grimmett officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Chambers Cemetery, Clear Fork, WV..."


Franklin Pierce Chambers

1. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Franklin Pierce Chambers
[Franklin Chambers]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 13 Jan 1939
Birth Place: Clearfork WY, West Virginia
Death Date: Aug 1984
Father: Dewey Chambers
Mother: Stella Blankenship
SSN: 233600626
Notes: Aug 1955: Name listed as FRANKLIN PIERCE CHAMBERS;
29 Dec 1987: Name listed as FRANKLIN CHAMBERS"


Gurney L. Shook

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1213); Page 15; WV Archives Web Site.
G.L. Shook; age 28; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Mullens, WV; son of Henry and Fanny Shook;
married on 16 Jul 1921 at Mullens, WV; Zettie Dixon; age 18; born in Wyoming Co, WV; livinag at
Mullens, WV; daughter of A.F. and C.L. Dixon.


Zettie Mae Dixon

1. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Slab Fork District, taken on 22/23 Apr 1910, Page 284A,
Family #87.
Listed as Zettie M. Dixon; age 9; born in WV; in household of father, Franklin A. Dixon.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1213); Page 15; WV Archives Web Site.
G.L. Shook; age 28; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Mullens, WV; son of Henry and Fanny Shook;
married on 16 Jul 1921 at Mullens, WV; Zettie Dixon; age 18; born in Wyoming Co, WV; livinag at
Mullens, WV; daughter of A.F. and C.L. Dixon.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1963); Page 292; WV Archives Web Site.
Dewey Chambers, Sr; age 65; born and living at Clearfork, WV; widowed; son of John and Millie
(Phillips) Chambers; married on 6 Dec 1963 at MacArthur, Raleigh Co, WV; Zettie M. Shook; age 61;
born at Mullens, WV; widow; living at Brenton, WV; daughter of Franklin and Cynthia Dixon.


Dewey Admiral Chambers

1. "Heritage of Wyoming Co, WV", 1995 WGS, John Chambers article, page 94
submitted by Christopher C. Chambers.
John Chambers; born on 10 Apr 1859 in Tazewell Co, VA; died in 1944; married
first, Dixie Mitchell; second, Millie Phillips; one of three sons of Reece Chambers.
Children by Dixie Mitchell: Biddie, (John) Halter, and Julias.
Children by Millie Phillips: Dewey, Joe, Wetzel, Herbert, Woodrow, Charlie,
Delphia, Ora, Thelma and Carrie.
2.1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Baileysville District, taken on 4 Jun 1900, Page 205B, Family #28.
Listed as Dewey Chambers, age 2, born in Mar 1898 in WV, in household of father, John Chambers.
3.1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Baileysvelle District, taken on 25 Apr 1910; Page 190B, Family #140.
Listed as Dewey Chambers, age 12, born in WV, in household of father, John Chambers.
4. Logan Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Book #__(1923); Page 30; Line 3; WV Archives Web Site.
Dewey Chambers; age 25; born in WV; single; living at Kirtter, WV; son of John and Mollie (Phillips)
Chambers; married on 19 Jul 1923 in Logan Co, Stella Blankenship; age 18; born in WV; single;
living at Kirtter, WV; daughter of B.D. and Sarh (Brown) Blankenship.
5. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1963); Page 292; WV Archives Web Site.
Dewey Chambers, Sr; age 65; born and living at Clearfork, WV; widowed; son of John and Millie
(Phillips) Chambers; married on 6 Dec 1963 at MacArthur, Raleigh Co, WV; Zettie M. Shook; age 61;
born at Mullens, WV; widow; living at Brenton, WV; daughter of Franklin and Cynthia Dixon.


Zettie Mae Dixon

1. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Slab Fork District, taken on 22/23 Apr 1910, Page 284A,
Family #87.
Listed as Zettie M. Dixon; age 9; born in WV; in household of father, Franklin A. Dixon.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1213); Page 15; WV Archives Web Site.
G.L. Shook; age 28; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Mullens, WV; son of Henry and Fanny Shook;
married on 16 Jul 1921 at Mullens, WV; Zettie Dixon; age 18; born in Wyoming Co, WV; livinag at
Mullens, WV; daughter of A.F. and C.L. Dixon.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1963); Page 292; WV Archives Web Site.
Dewey Chambers, Sr; age 65; born and living at Clearfork, WV; widowed; son of John and Millie
(Phillips) Chambers; married on 6 Dec 1963 at MacArthur, Raleigh Co, WV; Zettie M. Shook; age 61;
born at Mullens, WV; widow; living at Brenton, WV; daughter of Franklin and Cynthia Dixon.


Maxine B. Chambers

1. Calfee Funeral Service; Pineville, WV; Web Site; Posted Obit.
"Maxine B. Miller, 69, of Brenton, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, in a Beckley hospital following a short illness.

"Born Feb. 9, 1940, at Coal Mountain, she was the daughter of the late Dewey and Zetta Chambers.

"Maxine devoted her life to being a full-time homemaker for her family, always being a caring mother and wife. She loved the Lord and was an active member of the Church of God in her younger years.

"In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a special grandson, Dewey Mann, whom she loved dearly. Several of Maxine’s brothers and sisters have also departed before her.

"Survivors include her husband of 39 years, Lee Miller; daughter, Lori Lester and her husband, John, of Lincolnton, NC; daughter, Zetta Dorane Weaver and her husband, Roger, of Marietta, Ohio; stepson, Malcomb Miller and his wife, JoAnn, of Lincolnton, NC; and five grandchildren who brought great joy to her life, Brittany Lester, Lorissa Lester, Baruch Lester, Kristen Miller and Katlyn Miller, all of Lincolnton, NC.

"A special thanks to Saundra Brown, her caretaker of five years, with whom she grew very close. .."


John Alfred Alvis

1. Mercer Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1915); Page 81; WV Archives Web Site.
J.A. Alvis; age 24; born in Mercer Co, WV; single; living at Athens, WV; married on 7
Apr 1915 in Mercer Co, WV; Forest Rose Wiley; age 17; born in Mercer Co, WV;
single; living at Athens, WV.


Forrest Rose Wiley

1. 1920 Census, Pike Co, KY; District #6; Pond (Creek) Precinct; taken on 19 Jan 1920; Page 22B;
Family #470/474.
Listed as Hazel Williams; age 13; born in KY; in household of father, Thomas K. Williams.
2. Mercer Co, WV; Death Certificate #6281; WV Archives Web Site.
Forest Rose Alvis; age 35 yrs, 1 mon, 20 days; born 5 Feb 1898 in Mercer Co, WV;
married, wife of J.A. Alvis; housewife; daughter of Eratus and Pearl (White) Wiley;
died 25 Mar 1933 at Athens, WV; due to post partum hemorrhage; buried 27 Mar
1933 at Athens, WV; informant, J.A. Alvis, Athens, WV.


Edith A. Halsey

1. "Wyoming County Heritage, Wyoming County, WV"; 1995; Wyoming Co Genealoical Society; Pineville,
WV; "Phyllis Hightower" Article; Pages 118 and 119 ; submitted by Phyllis Hightower.
2. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; taken on 10 Apr 1930; Page 254B; Image 16 of
44; Family #152/156.
Listed as Edith Halsey; age 9; born in WV; in household of father, General Lee Halsey.
3. Calfee Funeral Services; Pineville, WV; Posted Obit.
"Edith Halsey Brooks, 92, of Pineville, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013 at the Bowers Hospice House, Beckley.

"Born February 16, 1921 at Otsego, she was the daughter of the late General Lee Halsey and Eugenia Meyers Halsey.

"Edith was an active member of the Rock Castle Baptist Church. She greatly enjoyed working with the youth, especially at church camps. Edith enjoyed her 18 month s at the Bayberry Inn at Beckley.

"In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kelley Brooks; two sons, Billy and Buddy Brooks; three brothers, Winford, Wilton and Rupurt Halsey and two sisters, Rene Green and Thelma Teets.

"Survivors include
2 Sons: Myron Brooks and his wife, Dorthea of Fairdale, KY
David Brooks and his wife, Pat of Beckley, WV

"3 Daughters: Lena Christine Beymer and her husband, Ray of Hinton
Barbara Mullins of Kernersville, NC
Cheryl Morgan and her husband, Woody of Baileysville

"2 Brothers: Drewie Halsey of Welch
Jim Halsey of Bluefield

"2 Sisters: June Baldwin of Nimitz
Phyliss Hightower of Roanoke, VA

"11 Grandchildren
14 Great-grandchildren..."

"...Interment; Monday, May 27; Bower Cemetery, Twin Falls, WV..."


Billy Gene Brooks

1. Raleigh Co, WV; Death Certificate #11349; WV Archives Web Site via LDS Web Site.
Billy Gene Brooks; age 6 yrs, 5 mons, 21 days; born 7 Feb 1940 at Rockview, WV; living at Rockview, WV; son of
Kelley and Edith (Halsey) Brooks; died 28 Jul 1946 at Beckley, WV; from acute glomerulonephrities; buried 30 Jul
1946 in Halsey Cemetery, Rockview, WV; informant, Kelley Brooks, Rockview, WV.


Avon Herbert Mullins

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1954); Page 115; WV Archives Web Site.
Avon Herbert Mullins; age 21; born at Marine, WV; single; living at Davy. WV; married on 6 Nov
1954 at Davy, WV; Juanita Rose; age 19; born at Big Sandy, WV; single; living at Twin Branch,
WV.


Juanita Rose

1. Name obtained from obituary of brother, Ray R. Rose, writeup in news paper.
Living in Bluefield, WV at the time, 31 May 1993.
Married (_________) Mullins.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1954); Page 115; WV Archives Web Site.
Avon Herbert Mullins; age 21; born at Marine, WV; single; living at Davy. WV; married on 6 Nov
1954 at Davy, WV; Juanita Rose; age 19; born at Big Sandy, WV; single; living at Twin Branch,
WV.


Elvia Garfield Farley

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; taken on 8 Apr 1930; Page 234B; Image 16
of 38; Family #145/146.
Listed as Garfiled B. Farley; age 4; born in WV; in household of father, Charles G. Farley.
2. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Center District; E.D. 55-6; taken on 7 May 1940; Page 132A;
Image 45 of 64; Household #369.
Listed as Elvie Farley; age 12; born in WV; 6th grade education; attending school; lived in
same house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Charles G. Farley.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1954); Page 190; WV Archives Web Site.
Elvia Farley; age 26; born and living at Pineville, WV; single; son of Charlie and Flora Farley;
married on 29 Jun 1954 at Pineville, WV; Sylvia Byrd; age 27; born and living at Pineville, WV;
single; daughter of Toby and Vada Byrd.
4. US Public Records Index, Vol 1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Elvia G. Farley; born _______; living at PO Box 1409; Pineville, Wyoming Co, WV 24874.
5. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Elvia Farley; born 5 Dec 1927; died 12 Sep 1998; last residence, Pineville, Wyoming Co, WV;
SS#235-38-8004; card issued in WV before 1951.
6. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Patty Greene; 8 Dec 2008.
" Elvia Garfield Farley
Birth 5 Dec 1927
Pineville, Wyoming County, West Virginia, USA
Death 12 Sep 1998 (aged 70)
Princeton, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Palm Memorial Gardens
Matheny, Wyoming County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 32038524"

Additional Information Posted:
"Elvia G. Farley, 70, of Pineville, died Saturday, Sept. 12, 1998 in a Welch hospital following a sudden illness.

"Born Dec. 5, 1927, at Pineville, he was the son of the late Charles "Charley" Garfield Farley (1898-1970) and Flora Elizabeth Waddell-Farley (1904-1987).

"Mr. Farley was a retired lift truck operator of Fel-Pro and an Army veteran of the Korean conflict.

"He was preceded in death by a brother, Curtis Farley (Deceased); and a sister, Sylvia Farley-Wooten (Deceased).

"Survivors include his wife, Evelyn L. Rose-Farley (1932-2009); a step-daughter, Mary Vinson of Waukegan, IL; four sisters, Gertude Elsie Farley-Acord (1926-2016) of Wauconda, IL, Annie Farley-Cook of Lefthand, Carolyn Farley-Kefeys of Dallas, TX and Regettie Farley of PA.

"Grandfather of Betty Vinson, Billy Vinson, Brian Keith Vinson and Joshua Vinson.

"Great-grandfather of Melisa Vinson and Mariah Vinson.

"Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Calfee Funeral Service Chapel with Brother Bob Varney officiating. Burial will follow at Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny. "


Evelyn Louise Rose

1. Name obtained from obituary of brother, Ray R. Rose, writeup in news paper.
Living in Pineville, WV at the time, 31 May 1993.
Married (_________) Farley.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Big Sandy; E.D. 24-36; taken on 26 Apr
1940; Page 737B; Image 34 of 48; Household #20.
Listed as Evelyn Rose; age 8; born in WV; no education; attending school; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Wilburn Rose.
3. US Public Records Index, Vol 1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Evelyn Farley; born 27 May 1932; living at PO Box 1409; Pineville, Wyoming Co, WV 24874.
4. Calfee Funeral Service; Pineville, WV; Web Site; Posted Obit.
"Evelyn Rose Farley, 77, of Pineville, passed away Monday, July 6, 2009, in Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital following a short illness.

"Born May 27, 1932, in McDowell County, she was the daughter of the late Wilburn and Mary Ellen Rose.

"Mrs. Farley was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed taking care of her roses, flea marketing, feeding and caring for animals.

"In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elvia G. Farley; seven brothers, Elmer, Ray, Roy, Alfred, Lincoln, Joe and twin brother, Everett Rose; and one sister, Juanita Mullins.

"Survivors include her daughter Mary Vinson and her husband, Bobby, of Beach Park, Ill.; four grandchildren, Betty Vinson, Billy Vinson, Brian Keith Vinson and Joshua Vinson; and two great-grandchildren, Melisa Vinson and Mariah Vinson. She is also survived by a nephew who lived with her, Jerry Mullins; a special niece, Ginger McCullen; a special friend, Linda Sue Hamilton; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins; and caregiver, Sandra Stewart. .."


Greenway Hatfield

1. 1900 Census, Logan Co, WV; Triadelphia District; taken on 5 Jun 1900; Page 63B; Family #41/41.
Listed as Green W. Hatfield; age 9; born in Mar 1891 in WV; in household of father, Wayne L. Hatfield.
2. 1910 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Stafford District; Gilbert; taken on 20 Apr 1910; Page 202A;
Family #22/22.
Listed as Greenway Hatfield; age 20; born in WV; in household of father, Wayne L. Hatfield.
3. 1920 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Stafford District; Gilbert; taken on 15/19 Jan 1920; Page 175B;
Family #153/154.
Listed as Greenway Hatfield; age 29; born in WV; single; in household of father, Wayne L. Hatfield.
4. Mingo Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1923); Page 316; WV Archives Web Site.
Greenway Hatfield; age 31; born in Logan Co, WV; single; farmer and miner; living at Domestic, WV;
son of Wayne and Manda Hatfield; married on 20 Jul 1923 at Glen Alum, WV; Ethel M. Browning;
age 17; born in Mingo Co, WV; single; living at Domestic, WV; daughter of P.B. and Mary P.
Browning.
5. 1930 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Stafford District; Cline Precinct; taken on 26 Apr 1930; Page 156A;
Family #300/301.
Listed as Greenway Hatfield; age 40; born in WV; widowed; mail carrier; in household of father,
Wayne L. Hatfield.


Ethel M. Browning

1. Mingo Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1923); Page 316; WV Archives Web Site.
Greenway Hatfield; age 31; born in Logan Co, WV; single; farmer and miner; living at Domestic, WV;
son of Wayne and Manda Hatfield; married on 20 Jul 1923 at Glen Alum, WV; Ethel M. Browning;
age 17; born in Mingo Co, WV; single; living at Domestic, WV; daughter of P.B. and Mary P.
Browning.