McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

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Ethel Underwood

1. "Beckley Post-Herald"; Beckley, WV; Wednesday; 21 Jan 1976; Newspaper Obit.
(Transcribed by Larry E. Smith)
"...Covel - Mrs. Ethel Lusk, 43, died at 5:20 a.m. Tuesday in a Princeton hospital after a long illness.
"Born Dec. 29, 1932, at Raysal, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Cleoury Underwood.
"Survivors include her husband, Wilford: three sons, Hank Hankins, Charlie and Ronnie Underwood,
all of Covel; five daughters, Mrs. Charlie Shrewsbury of Covel, Mrs. Freda Gay Taylor of McComas,
and Sherrie and Phyllis Underwood and Mrs. Marsha Dale Lusk, all of Covel; three brothers, Jake of
Caretta, Mike of Wolf Lake, Ind.. and Charlie of Covel, and three sisters, Mrs. Grace Notie Mastney of
Caretta, and Mrs. Cecilia Grose of War.
"Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Covel Baptist Church with Rev. Elbert Hudgins in charge.
Burial will be in the Lusk Family Cemetery at Basin..."


Ronnie Underwood

1. "The Register Herald"; Beckley, WV; Wednesday; 29 Dec 2010; Newspaper Obit.
"PRINCETON — Mr. Ronnie Underwood, 49, of Princeton, went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, December 25, 2010, at the Bluefield Regional Medical Center in Bluefield. "Born May 14, 1961, at Mullens, he was the son of the late Ethel Underwood Lusk. "Ronnie was of the Baptist faith and a 1980 graduate of Herndon High School. Ronnie enjoyed being at the farm, fishing, coonhunting, ginseng and riding his jeep. But most of all he enjoyed being with his family and friends especially talking on the phone with his sisters. "In addition to his mother he was preceded in death by his step-father, Wilford Lusk. "Survivors include his sisters, Carlie King and husband Robert of Rural Retreat, Va., Freda Taylor and husband Jack of McComas, Phyllis Combs and husband James of Ravencliff, Sherri Boyd of Bluefield, Marsha Estes and husband Ricky of Oceana; brothers, Charles Underwood and wife Sherri of Princeton, Hank Hankins of Covel; several nieces and nephews; several great nieces and nephews. Companion of 15 years, Nita "Faye Ruble of Princeton, Nita’s children that he claimed as his own, David Ruble II and wife Stacie, Trish Brown and husband Mark. Nita’s grandchildren that he claimed as his own, Kira Brown, Kadi Ruble and JoLee Ruble. His extended family at Bluefield Regional Medical Center in Bluefield, the staff and patients at Fresenius Medical Dialysis Center in Bluefield and the Charleston Area Medical Center General Division. "Funeral Services will be held 1 p.m. on Friday, December 31, 2010 at the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with the Pastor Michael Knotts officiating. Burial will follow in Lusk family Cemetery at the Lusk Settlement in Herndon..."


William Isaac Wheatley

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1899); Page 282; WV Archives Web Site.
William Isaac Wheatley; age 23; born in _____; living in McDowell Co, WV; married on 16 Feb 1899;
Clara J. Hicks; age 22; born and living in McDowell Co, WV; information provided by Marion Rose,
Bradshaw, WV.


Chloe J. Hicks

1. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV, compiled by William A. Marsh, Vol 9, page 782.
Big Creek Township, page 022.
Listed as Cleora J. Hicks, age 3, in household of father, Harrison Hicks.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1899); Page 282; WV Archives Web Site.
William Isaac Wheatley; age 23; born in _____; living in McDowell Co, WV; married on 16 Feb 1899;
Clara J. Hicks; age 22; born and living in McDowell Co, WV; information provided by Marion Rose,
Bradshaw, WV.
3. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Big Creek District, War, taken on 27 May 1910,
Page 182B, Family #188.
Listed as Clara J. Underwood, age 26, born in WV, married twice, last time
for 1 year, 7 children, 3 living, in household of husband, Henry Underwood.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1909); Page 63; WV Archives Web Site.
Henry Underwood; age 37; born in McDowell Co, WV; widowed; farmer; living at Peapatch; son of
Peter and Annie; married on 12 Sep 1909 at Yukon, WV; Cleary Wheatley; age 31; born in McDowell
Co, WV; widow; daughter of Harrison and Lilley Hicks.
5. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Big Creek District, War, taken on 27 May 1910,
Page 182B, Family #188.
Listed as Clara J. Underwood, age 26, born in WV, married twice, last time
for 1 year, 7 children, 3 living, in household of husband, Henry Underwood.


Ethel Underwood

1. "Beckley Post-Herald"; Beckley, WV; Wednesday; 21 Jan 1976; Newspaper Obit.
(Transcribed by Larry E. Smith)
"...Covel - Mrs. Ethel Lusk, 43, died at 5:20 a.m. Tuesday in a Princeton hospital after a long illness.
"Born Dec. 29, 1932, at Raysal, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Cleoury Underwood.
"Survivors include her husband, Wilford: three sons, Hank Hankins, Charlie and Ronnie Underwood,
all of Covel; five daughters, Mrs. Charlie Shrewsbury of Covel, Mrs. Freda Gay Taylor of McComas,
and Sherrie and Phyllis Underwood and Mrs. Marsha Dale Lusk, all of Covel; three brothers, Jake of
Caretta, Mike of Wolf Lake, Ind.. and Charlie of Covel, and three sisters, Mrs. Grace Notie Mastney of
Caretta, and Mrs. Cecilia Grose of War.
"Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Covel Baptist Church with Rev. Elbert Hudgins in charge.
Burial will be in the Lusk Family Cemetery at Basin..."


Van Daily Browning

1. 1900 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Stafford District; taken on 30 Jun 1900; Page 252A; Image 41 of 41;
Family #363/363.
Listed as Van Browning; age 8; born in WV in 1892; in household of father, James K. Browning.
2. 1910 Census, Mingo Co, WV; (Stafford District); Gilbert; taken on 29 Apr 1910; Page 208B; Image 14
of 22; Family #132/132.
Listed as Vanburen Browning; age 17; born in WV; single; in household of brother, Compton Browning.
3. Mingo Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1920); Page 335; WV Archives Web Site.
Van D. Browning; age 26; born in Mingo Co, WV; single; farmer; living at Verner, WV; son of J.R. and
Frances Browning; married on 2 Sep 1920 at Verner, WV; Beulah J. Toler; age 18; born in Mingo Co,
WV; single; daughter of Ira and Mary Toler.
4. 1930 Census, Logan Co, WV; Triadelphia District; taken on 10 Apr 1930; Page 124A; Image 23 of 26;
Family #208/210.
Listed as Van Browning; age 36; born in WV; married at 26; coal miner; head of household.
5. 1940 Census, Logan Co, WV; Triadelphia District; Sand Lick; E.D. 23-41; taken on 23 Apr 1940;
Page 850B; Image 18 of 46; Household #126.
Listed as Van Browning; age 46; born in WV; married; 4th grade education; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; no listed occupation; head of household.
6. Mingo Co, WV; WW II Draft Registration Card # U-1200; 27 Apr 1942; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Van Browning age 48; born on 16 Mar 1894 in Mingo Co, WV; living at Christian, Logan Co, WV;
person who will always know address, Beaulh Browning, wife; 5'8" tall; 150 lbs; blue eyes; brown
hair; light complexion.
7. Logan Co, WV; Death Certificate #'71 008804; WV Archives Web Site via LDS Web Site.
Van Browning; age 77; born 16 Mar 1894 in WV; married; husband of Beulah Browning; retired;
SS#235-22-8652; living at Bruno, WV; son of James R. and Frances (Walls) Browning; died 15
Jun 1971 in Man Appalachian Regional Hospital, Man, Logan Co, WV; from possible C.VA
(cardio-vascular accident); buried 18 Jun 1971 in Grimmett Cemetery, Bruno, WV.


Beulah J. Toler

1. Mingo Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1920); Page 335; WV Archives Web Site.
Van D. Browning; age 26; born in Mingo Co, WV; single; farmer; living at Verner, WV; son of J.R. and
Frances Browning; married on 2 Sep 1920 at Verner, WV; Beulah J. Toler; age 18; born in Mingo Co,
WV; single; daughter of Ira and Mary Toler.
2. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Clear Fork District; taken on 27/28 Jan 1920; Page 212A;
Family #137/138.
Listed as Bulah J. Toler; age 15; born in WV; in household of brother-in-law, John S. Browning.
3. 1930 Census, Logan Co, WV; Triadelphia District; taken on 10 Apr 1930; Page 124A; Image 23 of 26;
Family #208/210.
Listed as Bula Browning; age 26; born in WV; married at 16; in household of husband, Van D.
Browning.
4. 1940 Census, Logan Co, WV; Triadelphia District; Sand Lick; E.D. 23-41; taken on 23 Apr 1940;
Page 850B; Image 18 of 46; Household #126.
Listed as Beulah Browning; age 36; born in WV; married; 6th grade education; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Van D. Browning.


Harry B. Browning

1. 1930 Census, Logan Co, WV; Triadelphia District; taken on 10 Apr 1930; Page 124A; Image 23 of 26;
Family #208/210.
Listed as Harry B. Browning; age 5; born in WV; in household of father, Van D. Browning.
2. 1940 Census, Logan Co, WV; Triadelphia District; Sand Lick; E.D. 23-41; taken on 23 Apr 1940;
Page 850B; Image 18 of 46; Household #126.
Listed as Harry Browning; age 16; born in WV; 7th grade education; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; new worker; in household of father, Van D. Browning.


Harold M. Browning

1. 1930 Census, Logan Co, WV; Triadelphia District; taken on 10 Apr 1930; Page 124A; Image 23 of 26;
Family #208/210.
Listed as Harold M. Browning; age 2 yrs, 7 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Van D. Browning.
2. 1940 Census, Logan Co, WV; Triadelphia District; Sand Lick; E.D. 23-41; taken on 23 Apr 1940;
Page 850B; Image 18 of 46; Household #126.
Listed as Harold Browning; age 13; born in WV; 6th grade education; attending school; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Van D. Browning.


Paul Browning

1. 1930 Census, Logan Co, WV; Triadelphia District; taken on 10 Apr 1930; Page 124A; Image 23 of 26;
Family #208/210.
Listed as Paul Browning; age 11 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Van D. Browning.
2. Logan Co, WV; Death Registry; Vol #__(1930); Page 18; Line #14; WV Archives Web Site.
Paul Browning; born 22 May 1929 in WV; son of Van and Beulah (Toler) Browning; died 7 Dec 1930
at Christian, WV; from pneumonia; buried 8 Dec 1930 on Lether Wood Creek; informant, Van Browning.


Ruth Browning

1. Logan Co, WV; Death Registry; Vol #__(1931); Page 22; Line #10; WV Archives Web Site.
Ruth Browning; age 6 mons, 7 days; born 11 May 1931 at Christian, WV; daughter of Van
and Beulah (Toler) Browning; died 18 Dec 1931 at Christian WV; from broncho-pneumonia;
buried 18 Dec 1931 at Sister Wood, WV; informant Van Browning.


Vaughn Browning

1. 1940 Census, Logan Co, WV; Triadelphia District; Sand Lick; E.D. 23-41; taken on 23 Apr 1940;
Page 850B; Image 18 of 46; Household #126.
Listed as Vaugh Browning; age 1; born in WV; in household of father, Van D. Browning.


Marshall Lansing Cook

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 20 Jan 1920, Page 236B, Family #210.
Listed as Marshall Cook, Jr, age 1 yr, 0 mons, born in WV, in household of father, Marshall Cook.
2. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 2 Apr 1930, Page 186B, Family #14.
Listed as Lansing Cook, age 11, born in WV, in household of father, Marshall Cook.
3. US Army, WW II Enlistment Records, 1938-1946; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Marshall L. Cook; born in 1918 in WV; living in Logan Co, WV; enlisted on 7 Nov 1942 at Huntington,
WV as a private; 1 yr of HS; semiskilled routeman; married; 65" tall; 127 lbs.
4. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Marshall L. Cook; born on 21 Mar 1918; died on 26 Mar 1994; living at Davin, Logan Co, WV at death;
card issued in WV before 1951.


Virginia Lee Browning

1. 1930 Census, Logan Co, WV; Triadelphia District; taken on 10 Apr 1930; Page 124A; Image 23 of 26;
Family #208/210.
Listed as Virginia E. Browning; age 7; born in WV; in household of father, Van D. Browning.
2. 1940 Census, Logan Co, WV; Triadelphia District; Sand Lick; E.D. 23-41; taken on 23 Apr 1940;
Page 850B; Image 18 of 46; Household #126.
Listed as Virginia Browning; age 17; born in WV; single; 9th grade education; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Van D. Browning.
3. "The Register Herald"; Beckley, WV; 2 Sep 2009; Newspaper Obit.
"CYCLONE - Virginia Cook, 86, went to her heavenly home and was united with her husband and loved ones on Wednesday, September 2, 2009 following a long illness. "Born November 12, 1922, at Cyclone, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Van D. and Beulah Toler Browning. "Mrs. Cook was a homemaker and lifelong member of Campus Church of God. She enjoyed reading, sewing, gardening, canning and loved going to church. "In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Marshall L. Cook; two sons, Jerry G. Cook and Edmond Cook; a daughter, Judith Ann Cook; six brothers, Carnie, Roger, Harry, Vaughn, David and Robert Browning; and a son-in-law, Gary Gallaher. "Those left to cherish her memory include two sons, Lowell Cook and his wife, Dorothy of Cyclone and the Rev. Bernard Cook and his wife, Karen of Springfield, Ohio; a daughter, Lois Gallaher of Burlington, N.C.; two brothers, the Rev. Doug Browning and wife, Joyce of Bruno and Cecil Browning and wife Emma Bell of Holly Ridge; a sister, Mary Francis Hatfield of Amherstdale; seven grandchildren, Melanie Lusk, Patrick Cook, Myron Cook, Amber Walker, Allison Belue, Misty Williams and Jordan Cook; nine great-grandchildren, Kayla Adkins, Brandon Cook, Diezel Cook, Arielle Lusk, Nicholas Belue, Olivia Belue, Mary Katlyn Williams, Hannah Williams and Jaxson Walker; a daughter-in-law, Linda Cook of Cyclone; a special sister-in-law, Alice Walls; several nieces and nephews and a host of family and friends. "A celebration of Mrs. Cook's life will be 1 p.m. Saturday, September 5, 2009, at Campus Church of God with Pastor Roger Stewart, the Rev. Jimmy Frazier and Mrs. Cook's son, the Rev. Bernard Cook, officiating. Mrs. Cook will be laid to rest at Cook Cemetery at Cyclone..."


Robert Matthew Smith

1. Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Robt. M. Smith
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Age: 21
Birth Date: 1878
Birth Place: Mcdowell Co., W VA.
Marriage Date: 28 Aug 1899
Marriage Place: Alleghany, Virginia
Father: Shorter Smith
Mother: Elizabeth
Spouse: Effie G. Fisher
FHL Film Number: 30523
Reference ID: P67, L83"
2. 1920 Census, Alleghany Co, VA; Covington District; taken 19 Jan 1920; Page 68A; Image 5 of 37;
Family #42/42.
Listed as Robert M. Smith; age 39; born in WV; married; farmer; head of household.
3. Alleghany Co, VA; Divorce Decree #4454; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Effie Fisher Smith; age 60; born in Alleghany Co, VA; housewife; living in Alleghany Co, VA; was
granted a divorce on 15 Oct 1943 from R.M. Smith age 65; born in McDowell Co, WV; farmer; living
in High;land Co, VA; on cause of divorce, dersertion; seperated in 1926 after 27 yrs of marriage
which occurred on 28 Aug 1899 in Alleghany Co, VA; no minor children affected.
4. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Robert Mathew Smith
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 30 Apr 1878
Birth Place: McDowell Cou, West Virginia
Father: Shorty Smith
Mother: Elizabeth Giles
SSN: 230421831
Notes: Mar 1952: Name listed as ROBERT MATHEW SMITH"
5. Bath Co, VA; Death Certificate #3742; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Robert Matthew Smith; age 75 yrs, 9 mons, 23 days; born 30 Apr 1878 in McDowell Co, WV;
widowed; husband of Rosa Rucker Smith; farmer; living in Millboro, VA; son of George and Peggy
(Robbins) Smith (sic, Shorten and Elizabeth (Robinette) Smith); died 23 Feb 1954 in Community
House (Hospital), Hot Springs, Bath Co, VA; due to urema, cerebral hemorrhage with hypertension
and nephritis; buried 24 Feb 1954 in Union Chapel Cemetery, Carloover, VA; informant O.V. Smith,
Millboro, VA.


Effie Grey Fisher

1. Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Robt. M. Smith
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Age: 21
Birth Date: 1878
Birth Place: Mcdowell Co., W VA.
Marriage Date: 28 Aug 1899
Marriage Place: Alleghany, Virginia
Father: Shorter Smith
Mother: Elizabeth
Spouse: Effie G. Fisher
FHL Film Number: 30523
Reference ID: P67, L83"
2. 1920 Census, Alleghany Co, VA; Covington District; taken 19 Jan 1920; Page 68A; Image 5 of 37;
Family #42/42.
Listed as Effie G. Smith; age 37; born in VA; married; in household of husband, Robert M. Smith


Cecil Browning

1. 1940 Census, Logan Co, WV; Triadelphia District; Sand Lick; E.D. 23-41; taken on 23 Apr 1940;
Page 850B; Image 18 of 46; Household #126.
Listed as Cecil Browning; age 7; born in WV; attending school; lived in same place on 1 Apr 1935;
in household of father, Van D. Browning.