McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Familys and Individuals

Notes


Avery Thomas Adams

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Huff Creek District, Huff Creek Road, taken on 19/20 Jan 1920,
Page 222B, Family #110.
Listed as Avery Adams, age 3 1/2, born in OH, in household of father, Elgin Adams.
2. "WW II Young American Patriots, 1941-1945", Wood - Wyoming Counties; Page 1288; Ancestry.com
Web Site.
Averty T. Adams; born on 7 Nov 1917; Pfc U.S. Army; entered service 3 Oct 1944; served at Camp
Atterbury, IN; Ft. George G. Meade, MD; and Europe; awarded four Battle Stars, Presidential Unit
citation; attended Gilbert H.S.; Church of Christ; son of M/M Elgin Adams, Hanover, WV; husband of
Mrs. Alpha Lester Adams, Hanover, WV.
3. Social Security Death Index; LDS Web Site.
Avery Adams; born on 7 Nov 1916; died in Apr 1987; living at Beaverton, Gladwin Co, MI at death.


Alpha Imogene Lester

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Huff Creek District; taken on 17/19 Jan 1920; Page 221B;
Family #92/92.
Listed as Alpha E. Lester; age 1 yr, 9 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Jacob A. Lester.
2. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Huff Creek District, taken on 18 Apr 1930, Page 181B, Family #116.
Listed as Alfa Lester, age 12, born in WV, in household of father, Jacob Lester.


Erastus Lester Sr

1. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Clear Fork District, taken on 22/23 Apr 1910, Page 240A, Family #75.
Listed as Rastus Lester, age 6, born in WV, in household of father, William F. Lester.
2. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Clear Fork District, taken on 31 Jan 1920, Page 214A, Family #165.
Listed as Erastus Lester, age 15, born in WV, in household of father, William F. Lester.
3. 1930 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Stafford District; Gilbert; taken on 12 Apr 1930; Page 145A;
Family #101/101.
Listed as Erastus Lester; age 24; born in WV; married at 21; farmer; head of household.


Eva

1. 1930 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Stafford District; Gilbert; taken on 12 Apr 1930; Page 145A;
Family #101/101.
Listed as Eva Lester; age 17; born in WV; married at 14; in household of husband, Erastus Lester.


Erastus Lester Jr

1. 1930 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Stafford District; Gilbert; taken on 12 Apr 1930; Page 145A;
Family #101/101.
Listed as Erastus Lester, Jr; age 2 yrs, 2? mons; born in WV; in household of father, Erastus Lester, Sr.


Leola Lester

1. 1930 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Stafford District; Gilbert; taken on 12 Apr 1930; Page 145A;
Family #101/101.
Listed as Leola Lester; age less than 1 mon; born in WV; in household of father, Erastus Lester, Sr.


Chester Paul Mangus

1. Logan Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1934); Page __; Line 13; WV Archives Web Site.
Chester Mangus; age 25; born in WV; single; miner; living at Kistler, WV; son of Dave and Mary
(Bowery) Mangus; married on 22 Apr 1934 at Clear Fork, WV; Wva Walls; age 21; born in WV; single;
living at Kistler; daughter of Dave and Elizabeth (Justice) Walls.


Eva Walls

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Clear Fork District, taken on 19/20 Jan 1920, Page 209B, Family #93.
Listed as Eva Walls, age 7, born in WV, in household of father, David S. Walls.
2. Logan Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1934); Page __; Line 13; WV Archives Web Site.
Chester Mangus; age 25; born in WV; single; miner; living at Kistler, WV; son of Dave and Mary
(Bowery) Mangus; married on 22 Apr 1934 at Clear Fork, WV; Wva Walls; age 21; born in WV; single;
living at Kistler; daughter of Dave and Elizabeth (Justice) Walls.


Floyd R. Lester

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Baileysville, District; taken on 9 Apr 1930; Page 79A;
Family #139/141.
Listed as Floyd Lester; age 13; born in WV; in household of father, Burrell F. Lester.
2. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Floyd R. Lester; born on 19 Aug 1917; died on 28 Dec 2000; living at Pineville, Wyoming Co, WV at
death; card issued in WV before 1951.


Minerva Jene Damron

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Baileysville District, taken on 14 Apr 1930, Page 82B, Family #186.
Listed as Jane Damron, age 7, born in WV, in household of father, Willie F. Damron.
2. "The Register Herald"; Beckley, WV; Wednesday, 21 Apr 2010; Newspaper Obit.
"Minerva Jean Dameron Lester, 87, of Pineville, went to be with the Lord Jesus on Sunday, April 18, 2010. "Born May 20, 1922, at Baileysville, she was the daughter of the late William F. and Nannie B. Mitchell Dameron. "Mom Lester was a lifelong homemaker, dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. "In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, the Rev. Floyd R. Lester; a daughter-in-law, Lela June Lester; four sisters, Maudie Browning, Gracie Cook, Artie Ashcraft and Dora Church; and a brother, Aram Dameron. "Survivors include three daughters, Barbara Jackson and her husband, Donald, of Pineville, Betty Camden and her husband, Max, of Fenton, Mich., and Patty Lane and her husband, Rick, of Pineville; two sons, Ronald Leroy Lester of Pineville and Fred R. Lester and his wife, Susan, of Remington, Va.; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of extended family and friends. "A celebration of Minerva’s life will be 1 p.m., Thursday, April 22, 2010 at Calfee Funeral Service Chapel, Pineville, with the Rev. Alvie Lilly, the Rev. Elzie Blankenship and the Rev. Raymond Bishop officiating. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny. .."


Artie Damron

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Center District, taken on 8/9 Jan 1920, Page 197A, Family #21.
Listed as Artie Dameron, age 7, born in WV, in household of father, William F. Damron.
2. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Baileysville District, taken on 14 Apr 1930, Page 82B, Family #186.
Listed as Artie Damron, age 17, born in WV, in household of father, Willie F. Damron.
4. Social Security Death Index; LDS Web Site.
Artie Ashcraft; born on 23 Oct 1912; died in Aug 1972; living at Highland Park, Polk Co, FL at death.


Leonard Clark Church

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw, taken on 9/10 Jan 1920; Page
214B; Image 2 of 26; Family #11/11.
Listed as Clark Church; age 5; born in WV; in household of father, William M. Church.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol __(1938); Page 469; WV Archives Web Site.
Leonard Church; age 23; born in Wyoming Co, WV; single; living at Baileysville, WV; son of William
Amanda Church; married on 28 Sep 1938 at Wolfpen, WV; Dora Dameron; age 23; born in Wyoming
Co, WV; single; living at Baileysville, WV; daughter of Willie and Nannie Dameron.
3. Social Security Death Index; LDS Web Site.
Leonard Church; born on 11 Jun 1915; died in Oct 1985; living in Detroit, Wayne Co, MI at death.


Dora Damron

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Center District, taken on 8/9 Jan 1920, Page 197A, Family #21.
Listed as Dora Dameron, age 4, born in WV, in household of father, William F. Damron.
2. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Baileysville District, taken on 14 Apr 1930, Page 82B, Family #186.
Listed as Dora Damron, age 15, born in WV, in household of father, Willie F. Damron.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol __(1938); Page 469; WV Archives Web Site.
Leonard Church; age 23; born in Wyoming Co, WV; single; living at Baileysville, WV; son of William
Amanda Church; married on 28 Sep 1938 at Wolfpen, WV; Dora Dameron; age 23; born in Wyoming
Co, WV; single; living at Baileysville, WV; daughter of Willie and Nannie Dameron.
4. Social Security Death Index; LDS Web Site.
Dora Church; born on 13 Jun 1915; died on 5 Sep 1992; living at Silver Springs, Marion Co, FL at
death.


Robert Lyndoyl Dickens

1. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1938); Page 384; WV Archives Web Site.
Robert Lyndoyl Dickens; age 24; born on 28 Jan 1914 at Chelyn, WV; living at Montcoal, WV; son of
Chris and Dora Dickens; was issued a license on 15 Sep 1938 to marry Goldie Lee Taylor; age 21
(sic, 18); born on 22 Feb 1917 (sic, 1920) at Dameron, WV; living at Stickney, WV; daughter of Mabel
Taylor,
2. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1941); Page 250; WV Archives Web Site.
Robert Lyndoil Dickens; age 27; born on 28 Jan 1914 at Chelyn, WV; living at Arnett, WV; son of
Chris and Dora Dickens; married on 19 Jul 1941 at Posey, WV; Goldie Lee Taylor; age 21;
born on 22 Feb 1920 at Dameron, WV; living at Arnett, WV; daughter of James and Mabel Taylor,


Goldie Lee Taylor

1. 1930 Census, Raleigh Co, WV, Clear Fork District, Page 149A, Family #361.
Listed as Golda Taylor, age 9, born in WV, in household of father, James W. Taylor.
2. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1938); Page 384; WV Archives Web Site.
Robert Lyndoyl Dickens; age 24; born on 28 Jan 1914 at Chelyn, WV; living at Montcoal, WV;
son of Chris and Dora Dickens; was issued a license on 15 Sep 1938 to marry Goldie Lee Taylor;
age 21 (sic, 18); born on 22 Feb 1917 (sic, 1920) at Dameron, WV; living at Stickney, WV;
daughter of Mabel Taylor,
3. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1941); Page 250; WV Archives Web Site.
Robert Lyndoil Dickens; age 27; born on 28 Jan 1914 at Chelyn, WV; living at Arnett, WV; son of
Chris and Dora Dickens; married on 19 Jul 1941 at Posey, WV; Goldie Lee Taylor; age 21;
born on 22 Feb 1920 at Dameron, WV; living at Arnett, WV; daughter of James and Mabel Taylor,


Elias Christopher Dickens

1. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1901); Page 233; WV Archives Web Site.
Elias Christopher Dickens; age 20 yrs; born in Raleigh Co, WV; living in Raleigh Co, WV; married on
6 Feb 1901 at the home of W. W. Workman, minister (brides father); Dora Alice Workman; age 22;
born in Wyoming Co, WV; living in Raleigh Co, WV; with consent of Frank Dickens and W.W.
Workman.


Dora Alice Workman

1. "Births Wyoming Co,WV...", Haga, 1878.
Dora Workman was born on 27 Jul 1878 to Wallis and Mary A. Workman.
2. Ancestry.com Web Site, Ella Workman Search 6 Sep 2003; submitted by Roy Bailey, pepsi1951
@aol.com. Dora Alice Workman; born on 27 Jan 1878; died on 7 May 1977; married Elias Chris
Dickens on 7 Feb 1901.
3. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1901); Page 233; WV Archives Web Site.
Elias Christopher Dickens; age 20 yrs; born in Raleigh Co, WV; living in Raleigh Co, WV; married on
6 Feb 1901 at the home of W. W. Workman, minister (brides father); Dora Alice Workman; age 22;
born in Wyoming Co, WV; living in Raleigh Co, WV; with consent of Frank Dickens and W.W.
Workman.


Frank Dickens

1. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1901); Page 233; WV Archives Web Site.
Elias Christopher Dickens; age 20 yrs; born in Raleigh Co, WV; living in Raleigh Co, WV; married on
6 Feb 1901 at the home of W. W. Workman, minister (brides father); Dora Alice Workman; age 22;
born in Wyoming Co, WV; living in Raleigh Co, WV; with consent of Frank Dickens and W.W.
Workman.


Luther Aaron Phillips

1. Tennessee Marriages, 1796-1950; LDS Web Site.
Luther Phillips; married on 26 Mar 1910 in Rhea Co, TN; Johnie Fuller.
2. 1920 Census, McCreary Co, KY; Trace Branch Precinct; taken on 16 Jan 1920; Page 92A;
Family #116/120.
Listed as Luther Phillips; age 28; born in TN; married; edgerman in saw mill; head of household.
3. 1930 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Stafford District; Cline Precinct; taken on 16 Apr 1930; Page 148B;
Family #169/169.
Listed as Luther Phillips; age 38; born in TN; married at 19; labor on railroad construction; head of
household.
4. "Peeling Family Tree"; submitted by William Peeling, Melton, DE; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Luther Aaron Phillips; born 12 Feb 1890 in Rhea Co, TN; died 17 oct 1972 at Welch, McDowell Co, WV;
son of John T. and Victoria (Fugate) Phillips; personal photos shown.
5. Social Security Death index, LDS Web Site.
Luther Phillips; born 19 Feb 1890; died in Oct 1972; age 82; last residence, WV; card issued in WV.
6. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'72 017505; WV Archives Web Site.
Luther Phillips; age 81; born 21 Feb 1891 in TN; divorced; lumberman; living at Iaeger, WV; SS#233-24-0511;
son of John and Victoria (Fugatt, Fugate); died 17 Oct 1972 in Stevens Clinic, Welch, WV; from an acute
myocardial infarcation due to coronary artery disease; with coalworker's type of pneumoconiosis; buried
19 Oct 1972 in Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, WV.
(There are various dates listed for Luther in Ref 3, 4 and 5. I have used the SS date since that was probably
substantiated when he applied for his SS Card)
7. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Larry E. Smith; 1 Jun 2015.
Luther Aaron Phillips; born 19 Feb 1890; died 17 Oct 1972; buried here; no grave marker photo shown.


Johnnie H. Fuller

1. E-mail 2 Jun 2015 from Ronald "Trey" Phillips, III;
"You found her! I spoke to my grandmother. Luther and Johnnie divorced. Luther died of a heart attack in 1972 at
Steven's Clinic. Johnnie died in a car accident in Bramwell in 1974. She had remarried a man named Duval? She is
buried at Iaeger Cemetery in Roderfield. I only live a few minutes from that cemetery. I have a lot of family there.
Johnnie was born Fuller but gave up for adoption. The Dentons had her, but she was removed due to mistreatment.
She was then gave (sic, given) to the Barbours (sic, Barger, see 1910 Census Ref 3) who then continued to raise
her...."
2. 1900 Census, Rhea Co, TN; Civil District #2; taken on 19 Jun 1900; Page 198B; Image 16 of 18;
Family #135/140.
Listed as Johnie H. Fuller; age 5; born in Jul 1894 in TN; in household of mother, Elizabeth A.
Silcox Barger Fuller.
3. Tennessee Marriages, 1796-1950; LDS Web Site.
Luther Phillips; married on 26 Mar 1910 in Rhea Co, TN; Johnie Fuller.
4. 1910 Census, Rhea Co, TN; taken on 23 Apr 1910; Page 67A; Image 21 of 26; Family #183/184.
Listed as Johnnie H. Phillips; age 16; born in TN; married once for less than a year; no children;
in household of adoptive father, William Barger, with new husband, Luther A. Phillips.
5. 1920 Census, McCreary Co, KY; Trace Branch Precinct; taken on 16 Jan 1920; Page 92A;
Family #116/120.
Listed as Johnny Phillips; age 24; born in TN; married; in household of husband, Luther Phillips.
6. 1930 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Stafford District; Cline Precinct; taken on 16 Apr 1930; Page 148B;
Family #169/169.
Listed as Jennie Phillips; age 35; born in TN; married at 16; in household of husband, Luther A.
Phillips.
7. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Johnnie Phillips; born 25 Jul 1894; died in Sep 1974; last residence, Iaeger, WV; SS# 236-22-0720;
Card Issued in WV before 1951.
8. "Peeling Family Tree"; submitted by William Peeling, Melton, DE; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Johnnie Denton Fuller; born 25 Jul 1894 in Spring City, Rhea Co, TN; died in Sep 1974 in Bramwell,
McDowell Co, WV (sic, Mercer Co, WV); daughter of Stephen and Elizabeth Annie (Silcox) Fuller;
married Luther Aaron Phillips; personal photos shown.
9. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Virginia Gal; 13 Apr 2007; headstone photo added by B. Walls.
Johnnie Phillips Duvall; born 25 Jul 1894; died 26 Sep 1974; buried here; headstone photo shown.
10. Newspaper Account of Auto Accident; original source unknown; probably from the "Bluefield Daily Telegraph"
" Two Welch residents were involved in a car-truck accident Thursday morning on U.S. Route 52 near Bramwell, which killed a former Iaeger woman and her husband.
"Killed in the accident were Albert H. Duvall, 85, and Mrs. Johnnie Duvall, 78, both of Bluefield, VA; who were riding in a car which swerved to the right crossing the center line in front of a pickup truck drievn by Glen D. Ford, 48, of Box 34, Welch, his wife Annie Ford, 45, was a passenger in the truck.
"The Fords and the Duvalls crashed head-on and Duvall was pinned in his vehicle for more than a hlf hour before state troopers and rescue technicians removed him. He was pronounced dead at Bluefield
Sanitarium.
"Duvall's wife, Annie (sic, this was Ford's wife; Johnnie was Duvall's wife) died about three hours later at the hospital.
"The Bluefield Rescue Squad and the Appalachian OH-9 Service transported the injured to the hospital.
"Mr. and Mrs. Ford were admitted to Bluefield Sanitarium and are in satisfactory condition. Ford suffered leg injuries and face lacerations. His wife was treated for a fractured left ankle.
"State police have filed no charges.
"Mr. and Mrs. Duvall' bodies wre taken to the Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger. Mrs. Duvall is a Iaeger native. Arrangements are incomplete."
11. "Duvall Funerals Will Be Held In Iaeger Sunday"; Newspaper Article; unknown source.
"Joint funeral services for Albert H. Duvall, 84, and his wife, Johnnie Phillips Duvall, 79, of Rt. 1, Bluefield, VA, who were killed Thursday in a two-vehicle collison on U.S. Rt. 52 near Bramwell, will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Fanning Funeral Chapel in Iaeger with Rev. Oliver Roberts, Rev. Lloyd Griffin and Rev. Martin E. Potter, Sr. officationg. Burial will follow in Iaeger Memorial Gardens at Roderfield.
"Mr. and Mrs. Duvall were married in July and were traveling to Iaeger to look at a house trailer when the car in which they were riding was nvolved in a colison with a pickup truck. Two occupants of the truck were hospitalized but not seriously injured.
"Duvall was born in Ashe County, N.C. and was a son of the late Marshall and Sarah Duvall. He was a member of the Chruch of God in Abbs Valley, VA. He was also a treired miner and member of UMWA Local 6193.
"He is surved by one daughter, Mrs. Anthony (Pearl) Wysocik of Baltimore, Md; one son, James Walter Duvall of Bluefield, Va.; one brother, Harvey Duvall of Anawalt; two sisters, Lizzie Gravely and Emma Buckanan, both of Big Four; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
"Mrs. Duvall was born in Tennessee and was a member of the Church of God on Rt. 52 in Iaeger.
"She is survived by two sons, Carol Phillips and Earl Phillips, both of Iaeger; one daughter, Mrs. Levi (Aline) Long of Iaeger; 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren..."


Robert Eugene Phillips

1. 1920 Census, McCreary Co, KY; Trace Branch Precinct; taken on 16 Jan 1920; Page 92A;
Family #116/120.
Listed as Eugene Phillips; age 8; born in TN; in household of father, Luther Phillips.
2. 1930 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Stafford District; Cline Precinct; taken on 16 Apr 1930; Page 148B;
Family #169/169.
Listed as Eugene Phillips; age 19; born in TN; in household of father, Luther A. Phillips.
3. "Peeling Family Tree"; submitted by William Peeling, Melton, DE; Ancestry.com Web Site.


William Earl Phillips

1. 1920 Census, McCreary Co, KY; Trace Branch Precinct; taken on 16 Jan 1920; Page 92A;
Family #116/120.
Listed as Earl Phillips; age 6; born in TN; in household of father, Luther Phillips.
2. 1930 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Stafford District; Cline Precinct; taken on 16 Apr 1930; Page 148B;
Family #169/169.
Listed as Earl Phillips; age 17; born in TN; in household of father, Luther A. Phillips.
3. "Peeling Family Tree"; submitted by William Peeling, Melton, DE; Ancestry.com Web Site.


Luther Fred Phillips

1. 1920 Census, McCreary Co, KY; Trace Branch Precinct; taken on 16 Jan 1920; Page 92A;
Family #116/120.
Listed as Fred Phillips; age 5; born in TN; in household of father, Luther Phillips.
2. 1930 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Stafford District; Cline Precinct; taken on 16 Apr 1930; Page 148B;
Family #169/169.
Listed as Fred Phillips; age 15; born in TN; in household of father, Luther A. Phillips.
3. "Peeling Family Tree"; submitted by William Peeling, Melton, DE; Ancestry.com Web Site.
4. Cook Co, IL Deaths, 1878-1994; LDS Web Site.
"Name: Luther Fred Phillip
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 31 Jan 1960
Event Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
Address: 129 South Central Park
Gender: Male
Age: 44
Marital Status: Divorced
Race: White
Occupation: Machinist
Birth Date: 30 Dec 1915
Birthplace: Spring City, , Tennessee
Funeral Home: Thomas J Ahern Funeral Home
Cemetery: Iaeger
Father's Name: Luther E Phillip
Mother's Name: J Fuller
Informant's Name: Earl Phillip..."
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls, 7 Apr 2014.
Luther F. Phillips; born 30 dec 1915; died 30 (sic, 31) Jan 1960; buried here; headstone photo shown;
"WEST VIRGINIA * PFC * 3786 QM TRUCK CO * WORLD WAR II".