McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

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Lois A. Cook

1. "The Register Herald"; Beckley, WV; Thursday, 30 Dec 2010; Newspaper Obit.
"BURLINGTON, N.C. — Lois A. Cook Gallaher, 63, of Burlington, formerly of Shady Spring and Kopperston, W.Va., passed away Monday, December 27, 2010. "Born March 25, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Marshall Lansing Cook and Virginia Lee Browning Cook. "In addition to her parents, Lois is preceded in death by her husband Gary Grey Gallaher; brother Edmond Darell Cook, infant brother Jerry Gayle Cook and infant sister Judith Ann Cook; and brother-in-law James S. Gallaher. "Lois was an Educator for 33 years, having taught at Kopperston Grade School, Bradley Elementary, Daniels Elementary and in Raleigh, N.C. "Lois loved being in the classroom and believed all children could learn. She believed teaching was not just an occupation, but that good teachers had a true calling. She impacted many lives throughout her career. Most of all her world consisted of her daughter, grandson and granddaughter. Lois was a Christian and a member of the Memorial Baptist Church in Beckley. Lois attended Oceana High School; Concord College with a Bachelors of Education Degree; West Virginia University with a Masters of Education Degree and COGS- 90+ post graduate hours. "Lois is survived by one daughter, Allison Belue and her husband Nathan of Burlington, N.C.; one grandson, Gary Nicholas Belue age 5 and one granddaughter Olivia Grey Belue age 3; two brothers Lowell Harold Cook and his wife Dorothy of Cyclone, W.Va., Bernard Lee Cook and his wife Karen of Springfield, Ohio and a sister-in-law, Linda Cook also of Cyclone; five brother-in-laws Richard Gallaher and his wife Luci of Leicester, N.C., Ted Gallaher and his wife Johnette of Ocala, Fla., David Gallaher and his wife Cheryl of Grandview, W.Va., Mike Gallaher and his wife, Vicki of Clintonville, Tom Gallaher and his wife Betty of Grandview; one sister-in-law, Jean Gallaher of Oxnard, Calif.; also nieces nephews, cousins, and dear friends. "Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, December 31, 2010, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley with Rev. Bernard Cook and Rev. Roger Stewart officiating. Entombment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens..."


David Clayton "Dave" Browning

1. Logan Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1966); Page 409; WV Archives Web Site.
David Clayton Browning; age 21; born on 4 Nov 1944 at Bruno, WV; single; living at Bruno, WV;
son of Van and Beulah (Toler) Browning; married on 26 Jul 1966 at Bruno, WV; Matilda Elizabeth
Carter; age 17; born at Bradshaw, WV; single; living at Bruno, WV; daughter of Ray and Minnie
(Christian) Carter.
2. "Logan Banner"; Logan, WV; 28 Feb 2009; Newspaper Obit.
"LORADO, W.Va. — David Clayton “Dave” Browning Sr., 64, of Lorado, departed this life Thursday, February 26, 2009, from his home after a sudden illness.

"Born November 4, 1944, at Bruno, he was a son of the late Van Dailey and Beulah Toler Browning. Also preceding him in death was one son, David “Rock” Browning Jr., and several brothers.

"Dave was a mine foreman who retired from Raccoon Mining Company at Three Mile Curve. Through out his career he had worked at various other Logan County Mines. Dave was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. When he was able, he loved to ride through the mountains and ginseng. Devoted to his family, Dave was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.

"Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Tammy Arthur Browning; one daughter, Teresa Robin (Josh) Maynard of Lorado; two step-daughters, Ashley (Billy) Ellis of Elk Creek and Amanda (Brandon) Lester of Trace Fork; one step-son, Charles (Felisha) Simpkins of Accoville; two sisters, Virginia Cook of Huff Creek and Mary Hatfield of Robinette; two brothers, Van Douglas (Joyce) Browning of Bruno and Cecil (Emma Bell) Browning of Holly Ridge, N.C.; two grandchildren, Elizabeth Robin Adkins and Megan Nichole Adkins, both of North Carolina; six step-grandchildren, Destiny Shay Ellis and Billy Jack “Bubby” Ellis Jr., both of Elk Creek, Alexis Paige Lester, Brooklyn Jade Lester and Taylor Alyssa Lester, all of Trace Fork, and Alana Faith Simpkins of Accoville; many nieces and nephews along with a host of other relatives and friends.

"Dave requested there be no visitation or funeral. His remains have been cremated...."


David Clayton "Dave" Browning

1. Logan Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1966); Page 409; WV Archives Web Site.
David Clayton Browning; age 21; born on 4 Nov 1944 at Bruno, WV; single; living at Bruno, WV;
son of Van and Beulah (Toler) Browning; married on 26 Jul 1966 at Bruno, WV; Matilda Elizabeth
Carter; age 17; born at Bradshaw, WV; single; living at Bruno, WV; daughter of Ray and Minnie
(Christian) Carter.
2. "Logan Banner"; Logan, WV; 28 Feb 2009; Newspaper Obit.
"LORADO, W.Va. — David Clayton “Dave” Browning Sr., 64, of Lorado, departed this life Thursday, February 26, 2009, from his home after a sudden illness.

"Born November 4, 1944, at Bruno, he was a son of the late Van Dailey and Beulah Toler Browning. Also preceding him in death was one son, David “Rock” Browning Jr., and several brothers.

"Dave was a mine foreman who retired from Raccoon Mining Company at Three Mile Curve. Through out his career he had worked at various other Logan County Mines. Dave was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. When he was able, he loved to ride through the mountains and ginseng. Devoted to his family, Dave was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.

"Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Tammy Arthur Browning; one daughter, Teresa Robin (Josh) Maynard of Lorado; two step-daughters, Ashley (Billy) Ellis of Elk Creek and Amanda (Brandon) Lester of Trace Fork; one step-son, Charles (Felisha) Simpkins of Accoville; two sisters, Virginia Cook of Huff Creek and Mary Hatfield of Robinette; two brothers, Van Douglas (Joyce) Browning of Bruno and Cecil (Emma Bell) Browning of Holly Ridge, N.C.; two grandchildren, Elizabeth Robin Adkins and Megan Nichole Adkins, both of North Carolina; six step-grandchildren, Destiny Shay Ellis and Billy Jack “Bubby” Ellis Jr., both of Elk Creek, Alexis Paige Lester, Brooklyn Jade Lester and Taylor Alyssa Lester, all of Trace Fork, and Alana Faith Simpkins of Accoville; many nieces and nephews along with a host of other relatives and friends.

"Dave requested there be no visitation or funeral. His remains have been cremated...."


Ray Carter

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1935); Page 193; WV Archives Web Site.
Ray Carter; age 23; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Bartley, WV; son of Pete
and Eliza; married on 13 Apr 1935 at Bartley, WV; Minnie Christian; age 25; born in McDowell
Co, WV; single; daughter of Jake and Tilda.


Minnie Christian

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Big Creek District, Perryville Precinct,
taken on 16 Apr 1910, Page 161A, Family #.
Listed as Minnie Christian, age 1, born in WV, in household of father, Jacob Christian.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1935); Page 193; WV Archives Web Site.
Ray Carter; age 23; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Bartley, WV; son of Pete
and Eliza; married on 13 Apr 1935 at Bartley, WV; Minnie Christian; age 25; born in McDowell
Co, WV; single; daughter of Jake and Tilda.


Troy Grat Harman

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, taken 4 Jun 1900, Big Creek Township, page
74A, Family #23.
Listed as Troy G. Harman, age 13, born in (____) 1886 in WV, in household of father, John Harman.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1908); Page 85; WV Archives Web Site.
T.G. Harman; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; farmer; living at War, WV; son of J.E. and
Hannah; married on 16 Jan1908 at Rife, WV; Rebecca Blankenship; age 16; born in Tazewell Co,
VA; single; living in McDowell Co, WV; daughter of ____& Mary.
3. 1910 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Jeffersonville District; taken on 22/23 Jan 1910; Page 169B: Image
10 of 41; Family #86/86.
Listed as Troy G. Harman; age 23; born in WV; married once for 2 yrs; general store merchant; head
of household.
4. E-mails dated 30 and 31 Dec 2010 from grandson, Danny, and granddaughter-in-law, Karen, Harman.
Supplied information on Troy, Rebecca and Frazier Brown Harman.
Family legend says Troy was shot at a 4th of July picnic in 1911 at War, WV.


Rebecca J. Blankenship

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1908); Page 85; WV Archives Web Site.
T.G. Harman; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; farmer; living at War, WV; son of J.E. and
Hannah; married on 19 Feb 1908 at Rife, WV; Rebecca Blankenship; age 16; born in Tazewell Co,
VA; single; living in McDowell Co, WV; daughter of ____& Mary.
2. 1910 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Jeffersonville District; taken on 22/23 Jan 1910; Page 169B: Image
10 of 41; Family #86/86.
Listed as Rebecca J. Harman; age 18; born in VA; married once for 2 yrs; 1 child, 1 living;
in household of husband, Troy G. Harman.
3. E-mails dated 30 and 31 Dec 2010 from grandson, Danny, and granddaughter-in-law, Karen, Harman.
Supplied information on Troy, Rebecca and Frazier Brown Harman.
Rebecca remarried after Troy's death and moved to TX.


Lewis B. Harman

1. 1910 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Jeffersonville District; taken on 22/23 Jan 1910; Page 169B: Image
10 of 41; Family #86/86.
Listed as Lewis B. Harman; age 1 yr, 1 mon; born in VA; in household of father, Troy G. Harman.


Thomas Jefferson Short

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, page 244A, Family #95.
Listed as Thomas J. Short, age 18, born in Apr 1882 in WV, in household of father, William Short.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1909); Page 145; WV Archives Web Site.
Thomas J. Short; age 26; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; farmer; living at Lex, WV; son of William
A. and Alice; married on 27 Jan 1909 at the home of the bride; Bell Crigger; age 16; born in McDowell
Co, WV; single; daughter of Mike and Mary.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1917); Page 122; WV Archives Web Site.
T.J. Short; age 35; born in McDowell Co, WV; widowed; farmer; living at Lex, WV; son of W.A. and
Alice; married on 17 Oct 1917 at William Kennedy's, Lex, WV; Martha Kennedy; age 18; born in
McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of William and _____.
4. McDowell Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Card #3599; Welch, WV Draft Board; 12 Sep 1918;
Ancestry.com Web Site.
Thomas Jefferson Short; age 36; born on 2 Apr 1882; living at Lex, WV; farmer; nearest relative,
Martha Short; medium height and build; blue eyes and light hair; "I can't hear very well".
5. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw; taken on 31 Jan 1920; Page 223B;
Image 20 of 26; Family #162/162.
Listed as Thomas Short; age 37; born in WV; married; farmer; in household of father; William A. Short,
with his wife and children.


Rosa Belle Crigger

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, taken 5 Jun 1900, Big Creek Township, page
75A, Family #42.
Listed as Rosa B. Criger, age 6, born in Apr 1894, in WV, in household of father, Michael Criger.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1909); Page 145; WV Archives Web Site.
Thomas J. Short; age 26; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; farmer; living at Lex, WV; son of William
A. and Alice; married on 27 Jan 1909 at the home of the bride; Bell Crigger; age 16; born in McDowell
Co, WV; single; daughter of Mike and Mary.


Mike Short

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw; taken on 31 Jan 1920; Page 223B;
Image 20 of 26; Family #162/162.
Listed as Mike Short; female; age 10; born in WV; in household of grandfather, William A. Short, with
father.


Mary Short

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw; taken on 31 Jan 1920; Page 223B;
Image 20 of 26; Family #162/162.
Listed as Mary Short; female; age 6; born in WV; in household of grandfather, William A. Short, with
father.


Marshall Lewis Cook Jr

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1934); Page 350; WV Archives Web Site.
Marshall Cook, Jr; age 23; born in Wyoming Co, WV; single; miner; living at Raysal, WV; son of
Marshall and ______; married on 28 Apr 1934 at Avondale, WV; Dora Edna Short; age 22; born in
McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Tom and Martha.


Dora Edna Short

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw; taken on 31 Jan 1920; Page 223B;
Image 20 of 26; Family #162/162.
Listed as Dora Short; female; age 8; born in WV; in household of grandfather, William A. Short, with
father.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1934); Page 350; WV Archives Web Site.
Marshall Cook, Jr; age 23; born in Wyoming Co, WV; single; miner; living at Raysal, WV; son of
Marshall and ______; married on 28 Apr 1934 at Avondale, WV; Dora Edna Short; age 22; born in
McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Tom and Martha.


Frazier Brown Harman

1. E-mails dated 30 and 31 Dec 2010 from grandson, Danny, and granddaughter-in-law, Karen, Harman.
Supplied information on Troy, Rebecca and Frazier Brown Harman.
Fraizer Brown Harman; born 8 Mar 1911 at Adria, Tazewell Co, VA.