McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Leonard Earl Kinser Sr

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage records; Vol #__(1953); Page 489; WV Archives Web Site.
Leonard Kinser; age 21; born at Ellison, WV; single; living at Lynco, WV; son of Trevor O. and Glenna
Opal Kinser; married on 3 Oct 1953 at Kopperston, WV; Josephine Barber; age 20; born at Ocean,
WV; single; living at Clearfork, WV; daughter of Hugh and Thelma Lettie Barber.


Josephine Barber

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage records; Vol #__(1953); Page 489; WV Archives Web Site.
Leonard Kinser; age 21; born at Ellison, WV; single; living at Lynco, WV; son of Trevor O. and Glenna
Opal Kinser; married on 3 Oct 1953 at Kopperston, WV; Josephine Barber; age 20; born at Ocean,
WV; single; living at Clearfork, WV; daughter of Hugh and Thelma Lettie Barber.


Leonard Earl "Doughboy" Kinser Jr

"1. Stafford Funeral Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit."Leonard Earl “Doughboy” Kinser, Jr., 56, of Oceana, WV, passed away
on Friday August 19, 2010 at the Bowers Hospice House. He was born on
May 12, 1954, in Pineville, WV, a son of the late Leonard Earl and Edna
Josephine Barber Kinser, Sr. He was a loving brother, uncle and friend. His
brother George Kinser also preceded him in death. Survivors include a
sister Rhonda Stewart and husband Gary of Kopperston, WV; three
brothers Tommy Kinser of Alabama, Rodney “Rocky” Kinser of Ocala, FL
and Ronald “Ron” Kinser of Jesse, WV; special nieces Kaylee and Jayden
Stewart; good friends James Lyons and Susie Stennett; and a host of other
loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on
Monday August 23, 2010 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV with Rev. Ron Harvey officiating. Doughboy will be laid to rest
later this week in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV, following
cremation...."


Sidney Lee Allen

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1957); Page 485; WV Archives Web Site.
Sidney Lee Allen; age 19 (sic?); born at McGraws, WV; single; living at Ravencliff, WV; son of Robert
Lee and Ila Mae Allen; married on 29 Mar 1957 at New Richmond, WV; Letha Mae Blankenship;
age 16; born at Alpoca, WV; single; living at New Richmond, WV; daughter of Morgan and Cordia
Blankenship.
2. "The Register Herald"; Beckley, WV; Wednesday, 25 Aug 2010; Newspaper Obit.
"RAVENCLIFF — Sidney Lee Allen, 73, of Ravencliff, passed away Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010, in Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, following a long illness.

"Born Aug. 21, 1937, at McGraws, he was the son of the late Robert Lee and Ila Mae Cook Allen.

"Mr. Allen was of the Christian faith. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and being outdoors.

"In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Claude and Floyd Allen; and three sisters, June Philyaw, Ethel Eller and Cynthia Lafferty.

"Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Letha Blankenship Allen; a son, Danny Lee Allen and his wife, Karen Sue, of Pineville; and a sister, Mary Sams of Glen Rogers.

"Graveside service will be 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010, at Oak Grove Church Cemetery, Ravencliff, with the Rev. Eugene Cook officiating. Burial will immediately follow...."


Letha Mae Blankenship

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1957); Page 485; WV Archives Web Site.
Sidney Lee Allen; age 19 (sic?); born at McGraws, WV; single; living at Ravencliff, WV; son of Robert
Lee and Ila Mae Allen; married on 29 Mar 1957 at New Richmond, WV; Letha Mae Blankenship;
age 16; born at Alpoca, WV; single; living at New Richmond, WV; daughter of Morgan and Cordia
Blankenship.
2. US Public Records Index, Vol 2; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Letha M. Allen; born 30 Apr 1940; living at PO Box 68, McGraws, WV 25875.
3. Evans-Calfee Funeral Home; Pineville, WV; Posted Obit.
"Letha Allen 78, of Ravencliff went to be with her Lord on Thursday February 14, 2019.

"Born March 30, 1940 in Wyoming County she was the daughter of the late Morgan and Cordie Adkins Blankenship.

"Mrs. Allen was a member of Sweet Divine Baptist Church. She loved going to church, reading her Bible, and working in her flowers.

"In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Sidney Allen, her brothers and sister, James, Elden, Bob, Morris, Denny, Theodore, Roy Blankenship, and Pauletta Shrewsbury.

"Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Danny Allen and his wife Karen, a special niece and nephew Patty and Bruce Richardson. And a host of nieces, nephews, and many friends.

"Graveside service will be Tuesday February 19, 2019 at 12:30pm in the Oak Grove Cemetery Ravencliff, with Rev. Valdus Bailey officiating. "


James Morgan Blankenship

1. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Center District, taken on 28 Apr 1910, Page 221B, Family # 140.
Listed as James M. Blankenship, age 1, born in WV, in household of father, Gideon J.
Blankenship.
2. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; taken on 4/5 Feb 1920; Page 269A; Image
7 of 19; Family #49/51.
Listed as Jame M. Blankenship; age 13; born in WV; lin household of mother, Rebecca J. Pendry
Blankenshp.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1929); Page 122; WV Archives Web Site.
Morgan Blankenship; age 20; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Itmann, WV; son of Gideon
Blankenship; married on 26 Oct 1929 at Pineville, WV; CordieAdkins; age 17; born in McDowell Co,
WV; living at Itmann, WV; daughter of Frank Adkins.
4. Ancestry.com Web Site; Hall Family Tree; submitted by djmajor02, McDonough, GA.
"This was submitted by Audrey Blankenship Gill on Findagrave.com

"James M. Blankenship - Brother James Morgan Blankenship 81 of Pineville, died Tuesday March 27, 1990 at Wyoming County Hospital following a long illness.

"Born Jan 27, 1909 at Keyrock, he was the son of the late Gideon and Rebecca "Pendry" Blankenship. Brother Blankenship was a retired Coal Miner having last worked for Itmann Coal Company at Itmann and was a pastor of New Richmond Chapel with 35 years of service.He was preceded in death by his first wife, Cordia Mae Adkins Blankenship (1976), three sons, Morris, Coy and Eugene Blankenship, two sisters, Lois Cook, Dana Slavey and three brothers, Hiley, Jess and Henry Blankenship.

"Survivors include his wife Rose Rufus Blankenship, two daughters, Mrs Sidney (Letha) Allen of Ravencliff, and Mrs. Hubert (Pauletta)Shrewsbury of Advance, N.C.; six sons; James Alvin, Theodore Blankenship of Pineville; Robert Lee Blankenship of Greenboro, N.C., Frank Elden Blankenship of Brenton, Dennis Ray of New Richmond, and Roy Blankenship of East Bend, N.C; two sisters; Mrs Tom (Dicie) Woods of Maryland, and Gay Gill of New Richmond; Three brothers; David Blankenship of New Richmond, Merle Green of Itmann and Paul Green of Fairdale; step daughters-Violet Smith of Baltimore, Md, Ruby Boyd of Houston, Texas, Louise Sisk of Ohio, and Bessie Withingham of Detroit, Mich, Shirley Rufus of Richmond, Va, Betty Edwards of Cocoa Fla; Step sons- James Rufus of Itmann, Guy Rufus of Roanoke Va, Bob rufus of New Smyrna, Fla., Jimmy Rufus of New Richmond; 21 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren.

"Services were Friday 11 am at the New Richmond Chapel, with Brother William O. Tolliver officiating. Burial Bower Cemetery Twin Falls State Park. Friends may call today from 6 to 9 pm at the Calfee Funeral Service in Pineville and at the church onehour prior to the service..."


Cordie Mae Adkins

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Center District; taken on 2/3 Feb 1920; Page 194A; Family #83.
Listed as Cordie Adkins; age 6; born in WV; in household of father, Frank Adkins.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1929); Page 122; WV Archives Web Site.
Morgan Blankenship; age 20; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Itmann, WV; son of Gideon
Blankenship; married on 26 Oct 1929 at Pineville, WV; CordieAdkins; age 17; born in McDowell Co,
WV; living at Itmann, WV; daughter of Frank Adkins.


Everett Eugene Blankenship

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Death Certificate #16262; WV Archives Web Site.
Everett Eugene Blankenship; age 11 mons, 27 days; born 28 Nov 1934 in WV; son of Morgan and Codie (Adkins)
Blankenship; died 25 nov 1935 at Mullins, WV; "strangled by swollowing bean"; buried 26 Nov 1935 at Keyrock, WV;
informant, Morgan Blankenship, Itmann, WV.


Coy Blankenship

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Death Certificate #1192; WV Archives Web Site.
Coy Blankenship; age 2 mons, 7 days; Born 24 Oct 1941 at Welch, WV; son of J.M. and Cordie (Adkins)
Blankenship; died 1 Jan 1942 at New Richmond, WV; from unknown cause, baby found dead in bed several
hours after she gave him bottle of milk; buried 2 Jan 1942 at Keyrock, WV; informant, J.M. Blankenship, New
Richmond, WV.
(Twin)


Robert Lee "Bud" Allen

1. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; taken on 6 Jun 1900; Page 284B; Family #56/57.
Listed as Robert Lee Allen; age 3; born in Feb 1897 in WV; in household of grandfather, General Perry
Allen.
2. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1922); Page 313; WV Archives Web Site.
Bud Allen; age 25; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Glen Daniels, Raleigh Co, WV;
married on 31 Oct 1922 at Bolt, WV; Ila Shields; age 24; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at
Bryson, WV.
3. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; taken on 13 Apr 1930; Page 281B;
Family #209/209.
Listed as Bud Allan; age 33; born in WV; married at 25; mechanic on gas well; head of household.
4. Wyoming Co, WV; WW II Draft Registration Card #U-887; April 1942; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Robert Lee Allen; age 45; born on 11 Feb 1897 at McGraws, WV; living at Ravencliff, Wyoming Co,
WV; unemployed; person who will always know address; Ila Allen, Ravencliff, WV.


Ila Mae Shields

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Oceana District; taken on 22 Jan 1920; Page 237B; Image 26
of 36; Family #232/233.
Listed as Illa Shields; age 22; born in WV; single; boarder; in household of Emma Mason.
2. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1922); Page 313; WV Archives Web Site.
Bud Allen; age 25; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Glen Daniels, Raleigh Co, WV;
married on 31 Oct 1922 at Bolt, WV; Ila Shields; age 24; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at
Bryson, WV.
3. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; taken on 13 Apr 1930; Page 281B;
Family #209/209.
Listed as Ila M. Allan; age 32; born in WV; married at 24; in household of husband, Robert L. Allen.
4. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Ila Allen; born on 16 Jan 1898; died in Mar 1983; living at Ravencliff, Wyoming Co, WV at death.


Danny Sams

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1950); Page 438; WV Archives Web Site.
Danny Sams; age 20; born in NC; single; living at Ravencliff, WV; son of Danny and Glaine Sams;
married on 12 Aug 1950 at McGraws, WV; Mary Allen; age 18; born and living at Ravencliff, WV;
single; daughter of Bud and Ila Allen.


Mary Allen

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1950); Page 438; WV Archives Web Site.
Danny Sams; age 20; born in NC; single; living at Ravencliff, WV; son of Danny and Glaine Sams;
married on 12 Aug 1950 at McGraws, WV; Mary Allen; age 18; born and living at Ravencliff, WV;
single; daughter of Bud and Ila Allen.


Cynthia E. Allen

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; taken on 13 Apr 1930; Page 281B;
Family #209/209.
Listed as Cynthia E. Allan; age 8; born in WV; in household of father, Robert L. Allen.


Lee Earnest Eller

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1938); Page 340; WV Archives Web Site.
Lee Earnest Eller; age 21; born at Boon (sic, Boone), NC; single; living at Glen Rogers, WV; son of
D.J. and Mollie Eller; married on 19 Mar 1938 at Bud Allen's, McGraws, WV; Velva Ethel Allen; age
21; born and living at McGraws, WV; daughter of Bud and Ollie (sic, Ila) Allen.


Velva Ethel Allen

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; taken on 13 Apr 1930; Page 281B;
Family #209/209.
Listed as Ethel V. Allan; age 13; born in WV; in household of father, Robert L. Allen.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1938); Page 340; WV Archives Web Site.
Lee Earnest Eller; age 21; born at Boon (sic, Boone), NC; single; living at Glen Rogers, WV; son of
D.J. and Mollie Eller; married on 19 Mar 1938 at Bud Allen's, McGraws, WV; Velva Ethel Allen; age
21; born and living at McGraws, WV; daughter of Bud and Ollie Allen.