McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Granville Columbus Chester

1. 1900 Census, Caldwell Co, NC; Globe Township; taken on 19 Jun 1900; Page 8B; Image 18 of
25; Family #140/143.
Listed as Granvil C. Chester; age 28; born in NC in Apr 1872; married 4 yrs; farmer; head of
household.
2. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Barkers Ridge District; taken on 8 Apr 1930; Page 96A; Image
14 of 41; Family #144.
Listed as Granville Chester; age 57; born in TN; married at 24; timberman for lumber co; head of
household.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; Death Certificate #8095; WV Archives Web Site.
Granville Columbus Chester; age 71 yrs, 1 mon, 25 days; born on 27 Apr 1872 in Carter Co,
NC (sic, TN); married; husband of Patti Evans, age 65; living at Bud, WV; son of David and Clara
(Sigmond) Chester; died on 21 Jun 1943 at Bud, Wyoming Co, WV; of respiratory paralysis;
buried on 23 Jun 1943 in Spruce Grove Cemetery, Basin, WV; informant, John Chester, Bud,
WV.


Patty Evans

1. 1900 Census, Caldwell Co, NC; Globe Township; taken on 19 Jun 1900; Page 8B; Image 18 of 25;
Family #140/143.
Listed as Pattie Chester; age 21; born in NC in Jan 1878; married 4 yrs; 2 children, 1 living;
in household of husband, Granville C. Chester.
2. 1910 Census, Caldwell Co, NC; Globe Township; taken on 9 May 1910; Page 9B; Image 18 of 25;
Family #165/166.
Listed as Pattie Chester; age 32; born in NC; married once for14 yrs; 7 children, 6 living; head of
household.
3. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Barkers Ridge District; taken on 8 Apr 1930; Page 96A; Image 14 of
41; Family #144.
Listed as Pattie Chester; age 52; born in NC; married at 19; in household of husband, Granville C.
Chester.


Gurtey Chester

1. 1910 Census, Caldwell Co, NC; Globe Township; taken on 9 May 1910; Page 9B; Image 18 of 25;
Family #165/166.
Listed as Gurtey Chester; age 8; born in NC; in household; of mother, Pattie Chester.


Arthur Chester

1. 1910 Census, Caldwell Co, NC; Globe Township; taken on 9 May 1910; Page 9B; Image 18 of 25;
Family #165/166.
Listed as Arthur Chester; age 2; born in NC; in household; of mother, Pattie Chester.


Flor Chester

1. 1910 Census, Caldwell Co, NC; Globe Township; taken on 9 May 1910; Page 9B; Image 18 of 25;
Family #165/166.
Listed as Flor Chester; age 2 mons; born in NC; in household; of mother, Pattie Chester.


Ray Sanders

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1933); Page 136; WV Archives Web Site.
Ray Sanders; age 23; born in Mercer Co, WV; living at Glen Fork, WV; son of Jim and Victoria
Sanders; married on 18 Sep 1933 at Oceana, WV; Orpha Sizemore; age 18; born in Wyoming Co,
WV; living at Glen Fork, WV; daughter of George and Julia Sizemore.


Orpha Sizemore

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Barkers Ridge District; taken on 9 Apr 1930; Page 116A;
Family #109/109.
Listed as Orpha Sizemore; age 16; born in WV; in household of father, George W. Sizemore
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1933); Page 136; WV Archives Web Site.
Ray Sanders; age 23; born in Mercer Co, WV; living at Glen Fork, WV; son of Jim and Victoria
Sanders; married on 18 Sep 1933 at Oceana, WV; Orpha Sizemore; age 18; born in Wyoming Co,
WV; living at Glen Fork, WV; daughter of George and Julia Sizemore.


Jefferson David Bowers

1. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1938); Page 95; WV Archives Web Site.
Jeff David Bower; age 43; born 27 Jan 1895 at Saulsberry, WV; living at Edwight, WV; son of
Frank and Cynthia Bower, both deceased; married on 4 Mar 1938 at Naoma, Raleigh Co, WV;
Eva Workman; age 22; born 22 May 1916 at Bald Knob, WV; living at Edwight, WV; daughter
of Frank and Maud Workman.
2. Boone Co, WV; Death Certificate #'59 005882; WV Archives Web Site.
Jefferson David Bowers; age 68; born 2 Jun 1890 in WV; married; living at Bim, WV; retired coal
miner; served in WW I; son of Frank and unknown mother Bowers; died 29 Apr 1959 at Bim, WV;
from "crushed to death, wind picked a small house up under which this man was and dropped it on
him"; severe wind storm; buried 30 Apr 1959 in Workman Cemetery, Bald Knob, WV; informant,
David F. Bowers, Bim, WV.


Nancy Willie Jean Ray

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Birth Registry; Vol #__(1902); Page 161; Line #22; WV Archives Web Site.
Nancy Willa Jean Ray; born 20 May 1902 at Saulsville, WV; parents, Charles and Francis Ray;
reported by Francis Ray, mother.
2. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; taken on 12/13 May 1910; Page 296A;
Family #304.
Listed as Nancy W. Ray; age 7; born in WV; in household of father, Charles R. Ray.


Henry Wilson Carr

1. Monroe Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1961); Page 6; WV Archives Web Site.
Henry Wilson Carr; age 22; born on 5 Dec 1938 at Ballard, WV; living at Red Sulfur Springs, WV; son
of Homer and Pearl Carr; married on 16 Sep 1961 at Union, Monroe Co, WV; Iris Jean Belcher; age
18; born on 31 May 1943 at Red Sulfur Springs, WV; living at Red Sulfur Springs; daughter of Benno
and Alta Belcher.


Iris Jean Belcher

1. Monroe Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1961); Page 6; WV Archives Web Site.
Henry Wilson Carr; age 22; born on 5 Dec 1938 at Ballard, WV; living at Red Sulfur Springs, WV; son
of Homer and Pearl Carr; married on 16 Sep 1961 at Union, Monroe Co, WV; Iris Jean Belcher; age
18; born on 31 May 1943 at Red Sulfur Springs, WV; living at Red Sulfur Springs; daughter of Benno
and Alta Belcher.


Chester Eli Dingess Sr

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book # __(1937); Page 465; WV Archives Web Site.
Chester Dingus; born on 13 Jul 1914 at Inez, KY; living at Asco, WV; son of Joseph Richard and Ann;
married on 24 Dec 1937 at Davy, WV; Minnie Green; born on 9 Feb 1921 at Asco, WV; living at Davy,
WV; daughter of Pierce and Ollie.


Minnie Green

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book # __(1937); Page 465; WV Archives Web Site.
Chester Dingus; born on 13 Jul 1914 at Inez, KY; living at Asco, WV; son of Joseph Richard and Ann;
married on 24 Dec 1937 at Davy, WV; Minnie Green; born on 9 Feb 1921 at Asco, WV; living at Davy,
WV; daughter of Pierce and Ollie.


Chester Eli Dingess Jr

1. Calfee Funeral Services; Pineville, WV; Web Site; Posted Obit.
"Chester Eli Dingus Jr., 63, of Pineville, passed away Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, in Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital.
"Born Oct. 31, 1946, in Wyoming County, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Chester E. Dingus Sr. and Minnie Green Dingus. He is survived by sisters Linda Muncy, Pineville, WV, and Ann Gifford, Sanford, FL, brother Stanley Dingus, Lakehurst, NJ, son Chester E. Dingus, III, Indianapolis, Indiana, and grandchildren Nicholas Christian and Emily Katelynn.
"Mr. Dingus led a life of service. A veteran of two tours in the Vietnam War, he returned to the United States in 1969 and served as a firefighter/engineer with the Lakeland (Florida) Fire Department. He faithfully served for 28 years up until his retirement in 1997. During retirement, Mr. Dingus enjoyed woodworking and being a true friend and neighbor to those who knew him.
"No services have been scheduled at this time..."


Frank Sidney Clay

1. 1920 Census, Summers Co, WV; Jumping Branch District; taken on 23 Jan 1920; Page 217B; Image
14 of 18; Family #112/112.
Listed as Frank S. Clay; age 7; born in WV; in household of father, Lewis G. Clay.
2. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; Mullens; taken on 4 Apr 1930; Page 208B;
Image 12 of 34; Family #130/143.
Listed as Frank Clay; age 18; born in WV; truck driver; in household of father, Lewis G. Clay.
3. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1931); Page 142; WV Archives Web Site.
Frank Sidney Clay; age 21; born in Fayette Co, WV; living at Rhodell, WV; married on 25 Jul 1931 at
Pineville, WV; Georgia L. Simms; age 21; born in Pulaski Co, VA; living at Rhodell. WV.
4. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; Mullens; E.D.55-10A; taken on 29 Apr 1940;
Page 250A; Image 31 of 42; Household #313.
Listed as Frank S. Clay; age 27; born in WV; married; 2 yrs HS education; lived in same place on 1
Apr 1935; in household of father, Lewis G. Clay, with wife and children.


Georgia L Simms

1. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1931); Page 142; WV Archives Web Site.
Frank Sidney Clay; age 21; born in Fayette Co, WV; living at Rhodell, WV; married on 25 Jul 1931 at
Pineville, WV; Georgia L. Simms; age 21; born in Pulaski Co, VA; living at Rhodell. WV.
2. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; Mullens; E.D.55-10A; taken on 29 Apr 1940;
Page 250A; Image 31 of 42; Household #313.
Listed as Georgia Clay; age 27; born in WV; married; no education; lived in same place on 1
Apr 1935; in household of father-in-law, Lewis G. Clay, with husband and children


Marvin Clay

1. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; Mullens; E.D.55-10A; taken on 29 Apr 1940;
Page 250A; Image 31 of 42; Household #313.
Listed as Marvin Clay; age 7; born in WV; 1st grade education;attending school; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of grandfather, Lewis G. Clay, with parents.


James E. Clay

1. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; Mullens; E.D.55-10A; taken on 29 Apr 1940;
Page 250A; Image 31 of 42; Household #313.
Listed as James E. Clay; age 5; born in WV; no education; lived in same place on 1 Apr 1935; in
household of grandfather, Lewis G. Clay, with parents.


Abby Joy Clay

1. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; Mullens; E.D.55-10A; taken on 29 Apr 1940;
Page 250A; Image 31 of 42; Household #313.
Listed as Abby Joy Clay; age 2; born in WV; in household of grandfather, Lewis G. Clay, with
parents.


Herman Randall McKinney Jr

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1950); Page 23; WV Archives Web Site.
Herman Randall McKinney; age 21; born Wyco, WV; single; living at Mullens, WV; son of Herman
Randall and Leslie McKinney; married on 9 Nov 1950 at Corinne, WV; Barbara Ann Clay; age 16;
born at Black Eagle, WV; single; living at Mullens, WV; daughter of Frank and Georgia Clay.


Barbara Ann Clay

1. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; Mullens; E.D.55-10A; taken on 29 Apr 1940;
Page 250A; Image 31 of 42; Household #313.
Listed as Barbara Ann Clay; age 3; born in WV; in household of grandfather, Lewis G. Clay, with
parents.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1950); Page 23; WV Archives Web Site.
Herman Randall McKinney; age 21; born Wyco, WV; single; living at Mullens, WV; son of Herman
Randall and Leslie McKinney; married on 9 Nov 1950 at Corinne, WV; Barbara Ann Clay; age 16;
born at Black Eagle, WV; single; living at Mullens, WV; daughter of Frank and Georgia Clay.
3. "The Register Herald"; Beckley, WV; Wednesday 16 Dec 2009; Newspaper Obit.
"BARKERS RIDGE — Barbara Ann McKinney, 73, of Barkers Ridge, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 13, 2009 at Wyoming Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, New Richmond, following a long illness. "Born March 9, 1936 at Mullens, she was the daughter of the late Frank Clay and Georgia Sims Clay Dembeck. "Mrs. McKinney was a homemaker, a 59 year resident of Barkers Ridge, was a member of Amigo Missionary Baptist Church, was known for her knowledge of the Bible and loved to recite Bible verses. In her leisure, she enjoyed quilting, spending time with her grandchildren, and was a professional flea marketer. "In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by an infant son, James Alan McKinney; and a son, David Lee McKinney; two sisters and three brothers. "Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 59 years, Randall McKinney Sr.; three sons, Randall (Bunch) McKinney Jr. and his wife, Polly, of Itmann, Richard McKinney and his wife, Rainelle of Barkers Ridge, and Yogi McKinney and his wife, Rhonda, of King, N.C.; four grandchildren, Miranda, Frank, Andrea, and Logan; five great-grandchildren, Jason, David, Zach, Brady, and Izabelle; a sister, Carol Sue Price and her husband, Johnny, of Fredericksburg, Va.; a brother, James L. Clay and his wife, Wanna, of Beckley; and a very special friend, Evan McKinney of Barkers Ridge. "Services will be 12 noon Thursday at Tankersley Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Curtis England officiating. Burial will follow in the Beavers Cemetery at Baileysville..."