McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Troy Lester

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1938); Page 441; WV Archives Web Site.
Troy Lester; age 31; born in Buchanan Co, VA; divorced; living at Pineville, WV; son of McClellan
and Mary Lester; married on 13 Aug 1938 at Van, WV; Stella Maxine Cook; age 21; born in
Wyoming Co, WV; single; living at Pineville, WV; daughter of A. Elmer and Adda I. Cook.


Stella Maxine Cook

1. 1930 Census; Wyoming Co, WV; Center District; taken on 2 May 1930; Page 147B; Family #49/51.
Listed as Stella Cook; age 13; born in WV; in household of father, Aaron E. Cook.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1938); Page 441; WV Archives Web Site.
Troy Lester; age 31; born in Buchanan Co, VA; divorced; living at Pineville, WV; son of McClellan
and Mary Lester; married on 13 Aug 1938 at Van, WV; Stella Maxine Cook; age 21; born in
Wyoming Co, WV; single; living at Pineville, WV; daughter of A. Elmer and Adda I. Cook.


Harley Elmer Cook

1. 1930 Census; Wyoming Co, WV; Center District; taken on 2 May 1930; Page 147B; Family #49/51.
Listed as Harley Cook; age 11; born in WV; in household of father, Aaron E. Cook.
2. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Harley Elmer Cook
Race: White
Age: 21
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Place: Pineville, West Virginia, USA
Birth Date: 11 Jan 1919
Residence Place: Windom, Wyoming, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 16 Oct 1940
Employer: Ruben Whitt
Weight: 123
Complexion: Light
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5 3
Next of Kin: Aaron Elmore Cook
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Harley Elmer Cook Self (Head)
Aaron Elmore Cook Father"
3. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1947); Page 59; WV Archives Web Site.
Harley Cook; age 28; born at Pineville, WV; single; living at Kopperston, WV; son of A. Elmer and
Addie Cook; married on 8 Nov 1947 at Rockview, WV; Mary Perdue; age 16; born at Pineville, WV;
single; living at Rockview; daughter of Whitt and Lilly Perdue Long.
4. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Harley Elmer Cook
[Harley E Cook]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 11 Jan 1919
Birth Place: Pineville WY, West Virginia
Death Date: 21 May 2004
Father: Arom E Cook
Mother: Eddie Steward
SSN: 233246760
Notes: Jul 1938: Name listed as HARLEY ELMER COOK;
26 May 2004: Name listed as HARLEY E COOK"
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Audrey Blankenship Gill; 11 Jan 2006.
" Harley E. Cook
Birth 11 Jan 1919
Pineville, Wyoming County, West Virginia, USA
Death 21 May 2004 (aged 85)
USA
Burial
Cook-Browning Cemetery
Windom, Wyoming County, West Virginia, USA "


Maryetta Perdue

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1947); Page 59; WV Archives Web Site.
Harley Cook; age 28; born at Pineville, WV; single; living at Kopperston, WV; son of A. Elmer and
Addie Cook; married on 8 Nov 1947 at Rockview, WV; Mary Perdue; age 16; born at Pineville, WV;
single; living at Rockview; daughter of Whitt and Lilly Perdue Long.


Dallas Grant Cook

1. Stafford Funeral Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"Dallas Grant Cook, 67, of Whitesburg, KY was called to Heaven on Saturday December 22, 2018 in Chicago,
IL following a long illness. He was born on December 9, 1951 in Pineville, WV a son of Maryetta Perdue
Haug of Chicago, IL and the late Harley Elmer Cook. Dallas was a United States Army Veteran, coal miner
and of the Baptist Faith. In addition to his father he is preceded in death by three brothers David H. Cook,
Johnny Morgan and Alan Morgan. In addition to his mother survivors include his sisters Arlene Johnston,
of Mill Creek, Darlene Ellison of Elk Gardens, Curtina Haug of IL, Betty Nedian of AL and Mary Brozozwski;
brothers Danny Morgan, Robert Morgan, Thomas Morgan, James "Jim" Morgan and Kevin Morgan all of
IL; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1PM
on Thursday January 3, 2019 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco with Bro. Roy Johnston
officiating. He will be laid to rest in Cook Cemetery, Wyndom Road, WV. Friends may gather with the
family from 11AM until time of service on Thursday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and
friends. The Wyoming County Veterans Honor Guard will conduct Military Rites. The family is being served
by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV."


Glenn Beckwith Ankrum

1. 1930 Census, Madison Co, IN; Van Buren Township; Summitville; taken on 2 Apr 1930; Page 119B;
Family #43/45.
Listed as Glen M. Ankrum; age 26; born in WV; married at 23; grocer store proprietor; head of
household.


Lillian R. Cook

1. 1920 Census, Logan Co, WV; Logan District; Omar; taken on 6 Jan 1920; Page 76B; Family #213/225.
Listed as Lillian Cook; age 8; born in WV; in household of father, Herber Cook.
2. 1930 Census, Madison Co, IN; Van Buren Township; Summitville; taken on 2 Apr 1930; Page 119B;
Family #43/45.
Listed as Lilliam R. Ankrom; age 19; born in WV; married at 16; in household of husband, Glen M.
Ankrum.
3. "The Register Herald"; Beckley, WV; Saturday 22 Mar 2008; Newspaper Obit.
"ALEXANDRIA, Ind. — Lillian Cook Ankrum, 96, passed away March 14, 2008, in Tipton, Ind. "She was born Sept. 19, 1911, in Oceana, the only child of Carrie and Heber Cook. All were direct descendants of John Cook, a Revolutionary War soldier and the first permanent settler of Wyoming County in 1799. "Lillian grew up in the coal country of southern West Virginia, spending time in both Oceana and in Omar, Logan County. In 1927, she married Glen Beckwith Ankrum, a school teacher in Omar. They moved to Alexandria in the late 1920s and were the parents of Glenn Eugene and James Robert Ankrum. Mr. Ankrum preceded her in death in 1971. Her son Glenn, a U.S. naval commander, died in 1968 while serving his country during the Vietnam War and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Her son Bob passed away in 1993 and is buried in Park View Cemetery in Alexandria. "Lillian lived a long, eventful and independent life. After raising two sons through the 1930s’ Great Depression, she gained employment at Delco Remy Anderson at the end of WW II and retired in 1975 after 30 years of service. A former member of Alexandria First United Methodist Church, Lillian lived in the Anderson/Alexandria area most of her adult life. She drove a car until age 89 and maintained her own home in Alexandria only until recent physical limitations required her to seek assisted living in Tipton. "Survivors include grandchildren, Keith Ankrum of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Linda (Bill) Lamberjack of Fishers, Ind., and Jim (Michele) Ankrum of Tipton; great-grandchildren, Rachel and Maggie Lamberjack of Fishers and Hannah, Caroline, Mary Ellen and Rebekah Ankrum of Tipton; daughters-in-law, Magdalena Ankrum of San Diego, Calif., and Barbara (Baxter) Ankrum of Alexandria; and first cousins, Ed and Bill Clay and Virginia (Clay) Farthing of the Carolinas and Ken Clay of Florida. "Family and friends attended a graveside service celebrating Lillian’s life at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 18, at Park View Cemetery, 1001 S. Park Ave., Alexandria. Pastor Michael Deutsch of Alexandria First Baptist Church officiated...."


Glenn Eugene "Glenn" Ankrum

1. 1930 Census, Madison Co, IN; Van Buren Township; Summitville; taken on 2 Apr 1930; Page 119B;
Family #43/45.
Listed as Glen S. Ankrum; age 1 yr, 6 mons; born in IN; in household of father, Glen M. Ankrum.


John Avis Short

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1951); Page 193; WV Archives Web Site.
John Avis Short; age 23; born at Clintwood, VA; single; living in Wyoming Co, WV; son of Creed
and Martha Short; married on 12 May 1951 at Pineville, WV; Wilma Gombos; age 22; born at
Rhodell, WV; single; daughter of J.R. and Mrs. Gombos.


Wilma J. Gombos

1. 1930 Census, Raleigh Co, WV; Slab Fork District; Rhodell; taken on 30 Apr 1930; Page 223A;
Family #422/468.
Listed as Wilma Gombos; age 1; born in WV; in household of father, Garbor R. Gombos.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1951); Page 193; WV Archives Web Site.
John Avis Short; age 23; born at Clintwood, VA; single; living in Wyoming Co, WV; son of Creed
and Martha Short; married on 12 May 1951 at Pineville, WV; Wilma Gombos; age 22; born at
Rhodell, WV; single; daughter of J.R. and Mrs. Gombos.


Raymond Paul Banicki

1. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1945); Page 403; WV Archives Web Site.
Raymond Paul Banicki; age 35; born on 5 Jan 1910 in Czechoslavakia; sinlge; living at Rhodell, WV;
son of Paul and Frances Banicki; married on 21 May 1945 at Beckley, WV; Henlen Gombos; age 22;
born on 25 Jul 1923 at Warfield, KY; single; living at Rhodell, WV; daughter of Gabor and Wilma
Gombos.


Helen Gombos

1. 1930 Census, Raleigh Co, WV; Slab Fork District; Rhodell; taken on 30 Apr 1930; Page 223A;
Family #422/468.
Listed as Helen Gombos; age 7; born in WV; in household of father, Garbor R. Gombos.
2. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1945); Page 403; WV Archives Web Site.
Raymond Paul Banicki; age 35; born on 5 Jan 1910 in Czechoslavakia; sinlge; living at Rhodell, WV;
son of Paul and Frances Banicki; married on 21 May 1945 at Beckley, WV; Henlen Gombos; age 22;
born on 25 Jul 1923 at Warfield, KY; single; living at Rhodell, WV; daughter of Gabor and Wilma
Gombos.


Wesley Blankenship

1. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1945); Page 552; WV Archives Web Site.
Wesley Blankenship; age 20; born on 18 Sep 1924 at Rhodell, WV; living at Rhodell, WV; son of L.D.
and Lola Blankenship; married on 19 Jul 1945 at Beckley, WV; Margaret Gombos; age 18; born on
8 Mar 1927 at Rhodell, WV; living at Rhodell, WV; daughter of Gabor and Wilma Gombos.


Margaret Gombos

1. 1930 Census, Raleigh Co, WV; Slab Fork District; Rhodell; taken on 30 Apr 1930; Page 223A;
Family #422/468.
Listed as Margaret Gombos; age 7; born in WV; in household of father, Garbor R. Gombos.
2. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1945); Page 552; WV Archives Web Site.
Wesley Blankenship; age 20; born on 18 Sep 1924 at Rhodell, WV; living at Rhodell, WV; son of L.D.
and Lola Blankenship; married on 19 Jul 1945 at Beckley, WV; Margaret Gombos; age 18; born on
8 Mar 1927 at Rhodell, WV; living at Rhodell, WV; daughter of Gabor and Wilma Gombos.