McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


John H. Matney

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1920); Page 257; WV Archives Web Site.
John Matney; age 34; born in McDowell Co, WV; living at Davy, WV; son of _____; married on
18 Dec 1920 at the home of the bride; Maude Cook; age 19; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living
at Oceana, WV; daughter of Cal amd Mae.
2. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Oceana District; E.D. 55-9; taken on 7 May 1940; Page 212B;
Image 52 of 97; Household #411.
Listed as John Matney; age 54; born in KY; married; 8th grade education; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; chaeffeur for trucking company; head of household.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, Wyoming Co, WV; submitted by
Patty Greene; 20 Jun 2008; maintained by Ed Davidson.
John H. Matney; born 3 Jan 1886 in KY; died 25 May 1958 in Man, WV; buried here; double headstone
photo shown with wife, Maude; personal photos shown.
"Son of Aaron Rice Matney and Syrean Sizemore-Matney.

John Matney was a disabled coal miner. He died at age 72 from bronchial pneumonia (per WV Certificate of Death #58-006615 Dist. #230 Serial #195).

Family links:
Parents:
Aaron Rice Matney (1844 - 1935)
Syrene Sizemore Matney (1858 - 1931)

Spouses:
Victoria Armanda Baker (1889 - 1965)*
Effie Short Matney (1885 - 1905)*
Maude Ollie Cook Matney (1901 - 1986)*

Children:
Lola Matney (1903 - 1905)*
Zola Louise Matney Pittman (1907 - 1983)*
Opal Lee Matney Williams (1909 - 1968)*
James Howard Matney (1911 - 1927)*
Nan Matney Childress (1914 - 2007)*
John W. Matney (1922 - 1923)*
Dreama Grace Matney Meade (1924 - 1996)*
William Jackson Matney (1927 - 2011)*
Boyd Edward Matney (1930 - 1996)*
Aaron Rice Matney (1932 - 2011)*

Siblings:
William Jackson Matney (1883 - 1921)*
Rutha Matney Dean (1886 - 1968)*
John H. Matney (1886 - 1958)
Aaron Rice Matney (1896 - 1956)*..."


Maude Ollie Cook

1. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 18 Apr 1910, Page 261A, Family #46.
Listed as Maud O. Cook, age 8, born in WV, in household of father, Calhoun H. Cook.
2. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Oceana District; taken on 14 Jan 1920; Page 232A; Family #139.
Listed as Maud Cook, age 18, born in WV, in household of father, Calhoun H. Cook.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1920); Page 257; WV Archives Web Site.
John Matney; age 34; born in McDowell Co, WV; living at Davy, WV; son of _____; married on
18 Dec 1920 at the home of the bride; Maude Cook; age 19; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living
at Oceana, WV; daughter of Cal amd Mae.
4. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Oceana District; E.D. 55-9; taken on 7 May 1940; Page 212B;
Image 52 of 97; Household #411.
Listed as Maude Matney; age 38; born in WV; married; 6th grade education; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, John Matney.
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, Wyoming Co, WV; submitted by
Ed Davidson; 5 Jul 2010.
Maude Ollie Cook; born 12 Sep 1901 at Crany, Wyoming Co, WV; died 9 Nov 1986 at Oceana, WV;
buried here; double heastone photos shown with husband, John; personal photo shown.
"Family links:
Parents:
Calhoun Hartley Cook (1875 - 1949)
Mae C. Cook Cook (1880 - 1967)

Spouse:
John H. Matney (1886 - 1958)

Children:
John W. Matney (1922 - 1923)*
Dreama Grace Matney Meade (1924 - 1996)*
William Jackson Matney (1927 - 2011)*
Boyd Edward Matney (1930 - 1996)*
Aaron Rice Matney (1932 - 2011)*..."


May Matney

1. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Oceana District; E.D. 55-9; taken on 7 May 1940; Page 212B;
Image 52 of 97; Household #411.
Listed as May Matney; age 4; born in WV; in household of father, John Matney.


Ray Matney

1. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Oceana District; E.D. 55-9; taken on 7 May 1940; Page 212B;
Image 52 of 97; Household #411.
Listed as Ray Matney; age 6 mons; born in WV; in household of father, John Matney.


William "Jack" Matney

1. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Oceana District; E.D. 55-9; taken on 7 May 1940; Page 212B;
Image 52 of 97; Household #411.
Listed as Jack Matney; age 13; born in WV; 7th grade education; attending school; lived in
same house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, John Matney.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1947); Page 363; WV Archives Web Site.
William J. Matney; age 21; born at Lundale, WV; single; living at Oceana, WV; son of John and
Maude (Cook) Matney; married on 26 Apr 1947 at Oceana, WV; Louise Spence; age 17; born at
Pardee, VA; single; living at Oceana, WV; daughter of Everett and Maxie (Watts) Spence.
3. "The Register Herald"; Beckley, WV; Tuesday, 10 May 2011; Newspaper Obit.
"OCEANA — William “Jack” Matney, 84, went home to be with the Lord and his loving wife who has been patiently waiting for him on May 8, 2011, at the Bowers Hospice Home after a long illness. "Born January 12, 1927, in Lundale, W.Va., he was the son of the late John and Maude Matney. "He was a World War II Marine Veteran and received the Purple Heart for being wounded in action. He was a longtime resident of Wyoming County and a longtime member of Kopperton Freewill Baptist Church. "In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Elva Louise Matney. "Those left to cherish his memory are three daughters, Barbara Sims and husband, Frank, of Tampa, Fla., Debbie Paynter of Wayne, Mich., and Linda Lovins and husband, Tommy, of Beckley; three brothers, Aaron Matney and wife Linda of North Carolina, Bill Matney and wife Karen of Michigan, and Joe Matney and wife, Phyllis, of Michigan; two sisters, Naomi Smith and husband, Bernard, of Georgia and Sue Sadwin and husband, Arnie, of New Jersey; eight grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends. "A celebration of Jack’s life will be held at 12 noon Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at the Kopperston Freewill Baptist Church, with the Rev. Raybon Cook and Rev. Roger Tolliver officiating. Mr. Matney will be laid to rest beside his wife in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton..."


Elva Louise Spence

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1947); Page 363; WV Archives Web Site.
William J. Matney; age 21; born at Lundale, WV; single; living at Oceana, WV; son of John and
Maude (Cook) Matney; married on 26 Apr 1947 at Oceana, WV; Louise Spence; age 17; born at
Pardee, VA; single; living at Oceana, WV; daughter of Everett and Maxie (Watts) Spence.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Roselawn Memorial Park, Princeton, Mercer Co, WV; submitted by
Ed Davidson; 7 Jun 2010.
Elva Louise Spence Matney; born 30 Oct 1931 at Pardee, VA; died 5 Nov 2008 in Morgantown, WV;
buried here; grave marker photo shown; personal photos shown with husband, William Matney.
"Elva Louise (Spence) Matney
"OCEANA — Elva Louise Matney, 77, of Oceana, departed this life Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, following a long, courageous battle with cancer.

"Born Oct. 30, 1931, at Pardee, Va., she was the daughter of the late Everett and Maxie Watts Spence.

"Elva Louise was a longtime resident of Wyoming County, and was also a longtime member of Kopperston Free Will Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

"Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 61 years, Jack Matney of Oceana; three daughters, Barbara Sims and her husband, Frank, of Tampa, Fla., Debbie Paynter of Wayne, Mich., and Linda Lovins and her husband, Jimmy, of Beckley; a brother, Johnny Spence and his wife, Betty, of Richmond, Ky.; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of friends.

"A celebration of Elva's life will be noon Saturday at Kopperston Free Will Baptist Church, with the Rev. Raybon Cook and the Rev. Roger Tolliver officiating. She will be laid to rest in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton.

"The family will receive friends 6 to 9 p.m. today at the church.

"Casket bearers will be family and friends.

"The Register-Herald" 11/6/2008..."


Edward Matney

1. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Oceana District; E.D. 55-9; taken on 7 May 1940; Page 212B;
Image 52 of 97; Household #411.
Listed as Edward Matney; age 10; born in WV; 4th grade education; attending school; lived in
same house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, John Matney.


Everett Spence

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Roselawn Memorial Park, Princeton, Mercer Co, WV; submitted by
Ed Davidson; 4 Aug 2010.
Everett Spence; born 17 Jun 1908 in KY; died in Apr 1972 in Oceana, WV; buried here;double grave
marker photo shown with wife Maxine; personal photo shown.


Maxie Watts

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Roselawn Memorial Park, Princeton, Mercer Co, WV; submitted by
Ed Davidson; 4 Aug 2010.
Maxie Watts Spence; born 30 Jan 1915 in Scott Co, VA; died 13 May 1991 at Oceana, WV buried here;double grave
marker photo shown with husband, Everett; personal photo shown.
"Family links:
Parents:
William Watts (1887 - 1963)
Myrtle Sallie Jones Watts (1891 - 1965)

Spouse:
Everett Spence (1908 - 1972)*

Children:
Elva Louise Spence Matney (1931 - 2008)*

Siblings:
Kenneth Watts (1908 - 1914)*
Doyle Watts (1911 - 1985)*
Mitchel Watts (1914 - 1914)*
Joseph Watts (1915 - 1916)*
Maxie Watts Spence (1915 - 1991)
Lovely Watts (1916 - 1916)*
Helen Marie Watts Harris (1922 - 2006)*
Donella Watts (1924 - 1924)*
Lloyd Watts (1927 - 1927)*
Bascom E. Watts (1929 - 1988)*
Angus Jack Watts (1935 - 1935)*..."


Frank Sims

1. US Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name: Frank Nmi Sims
Also Known As: Francis N Sims
Residence Date: 13 Nov 2000
Residence Place: Valrico, Florida, United States
Birth Date: 29 Jan 1947
Address: 62 Tevalo Dr
Address Continued: Valrico, Florida 33594
Address Date: 13 Nov 2000
2nd Address: 62 Tevalo
2nd Address Continued: Valrico, Florida 33594
2nd Address Date: 01 Dec 1993-31 Dec 1996
3rd Address: 1702 Tallowtree Cir
3rd Address Continued: Valrico, Florida 33594
3rd Address Date: 11 Jun 1976-10 Jan 2009
Possible Relatives: Barbara M Sims, Carol Ann Baker, Gary R Sims, Gary Rae Sims, Jean L Sims..."


Barbara Spence

1. US Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name: Barbara A Sims
Also Known As: Barbara M Sims
Residence Date: 01 Oct 1990-01 Jan 1998
Residence Place: Valrico, Florida, United States
Birth Date: 15 Aug 1949
Address: 4411 Tevalo Dr
Address Continued: Valrico, Florida 33594
Address Date: 01 Oct 1990-01 Jan 1998
2nd Address: 1702 Tallowtree Cir
2nd Address Continued: Valrico, Florida 33594
2nd Address Date: 11 Jun 1976-01 Jan 2009
Possible Relatives: Carol Ann Baker, Francis N Sims, Gary R Sims, Gary Rae Sims, Jean L Sims..."


Aaron Rice Matney

1. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Oceana District; E.D. 55-9; taken on 7 May 1940; Page 212B;
Image 52 of 97; Household #411.
Listed as Aaron Matney; age 7; born in WV; 3rd grade education; attending school; lived in
same house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, John Matney.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1952); Page 173; WV Archives Web Site.
Aaron R. Matney; age 22; born and living at Oceana, WV; single; son of John and Maude Matney;
married on 12 Sep 1952 at Oceana, WV; Frances M. Morgan; age 23; born and living at Guyan, WV;
single; daughter of Rediford and Corby Morgan.


Naomi Matney

1. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Oceana District; E.D. 55-9; taken on 7 May 1940; Page 212B;
Image 52 of 97; Household #411.
Listed as Naomi Matney; age 2; born in WV; in household of father, John Matney.