McDowell and Wyoming Co's, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


John Harrison Simpson

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Birth Registry; Vol #__(1909); Page 190; Line 3; WV Archives Web Site.
John H. Simpson; born on 2 Dec 1909 at Castle, WV; parents, Joseph and Charlotte Simpson;
reported by Martha Smith, midwife.
2. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Center District, taken on 27 Apr 1910, Page 220B, Family # 127.
Listed as John A.. Simpson, age 5 months, born in WV, in household of father, Joseph Simpson.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1929); Page 37; WV Archives Web Site.
John Harrison Simpson; age 19; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Bud, WV; son of Joe Simpson;
married on 15 Jun 1929 at Bud, WV; Cosby Brewster; age 18; born in Wyoming Co, WV; daughter
of Clint Brewster.
4. 1930 Census; Wyoming Co, WV; Barkers Ridge District; taken on 5 Apr 1930; Page 113B; Image 6
of 56; Family #43/43.
Listed as Harrison Simpkins (sic, Simpson); age 20; born in WV; married at 20; coal miner; head of
household.
5. Mercer Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1947); Page 77; Line 10; WV Archives Web Site.
John Harrison Simpson; age 37; born at Rockview, WV; divorced; living at Mullens, WV; married on
1 Jun 1947 at Bluefield, WV; Margie Opal Winfrey; age 32; born and living at Princeton, WV; single.
6. US Public Records Index, Vol 2; Ancestry.com Web Site.
John H. Simpson; born on 28 Nov 1909; living at RR 2, Box 788, Princeton, WV 24740.
7, Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
John H. Simpson; born on 28 Nov 1909; died on 30 Jun 1988; last residence, Princeton, Mercer Co;
WV; SS # 235-07-7820; card issued in WV before 1951.
8. 16 Aug 2011; E-mail Correction and addition by Judy Kay Simpson daughter of John Harrison and
Margie Opal (Winfrey) Simpson.
"To whom it may concern, I'd like to make a correction to the following information in your "McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals" at the Coal Exchange website:

"Please note that John A. Simpson should be John H. Simpson, and he is the same person as Harrison Simpon (that's what the H. that was mistakenly transcribed as an A. stands for). I know this because he was my father. John Harrison Simpson was born on 28 November 1909, and died on 30 June 1988 in Princeton, WV. John Harrison was married three times. Marriage 1 was to Cosby Brewster. Marriage 2 was to Margie Opal Winfrey (my mother). Marriage 3 was to Opal Gladys Wyatt Kirk. He had only one child, myself, Judy Kay Simpson, born on 28 Apr 1949 in Beckley WV.

"I'm not sure who Georgia Simpson was. I think her father Joseph Simpson has to have been a different Joseph Simpson than my grandfather, because she is mentionned nowhere in any of the family records. (I incorrectly listed Gracie Simpson as Georgia Simpson from the 1930 Census)

"Bessie Simpson should be Daisy Irene Simpson. Bessie was a nickname, which she *always* answered to rather than to her given name.

"Thanks in advance for updating your website with these corrections..."


Cosby Brewster

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1929); Page 37; WV Archives Web Site.
John Harrison Simpson; age 19; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Bud, WV; son of Joe Simpson;
married on 15 Jun 1929 at Bud, WV; Cosby Brewster; age 18; born in Wyoming Co, WV; daughter
of Clint Brewster.
2. 1930 Census; Wyoming Co, WV; Barkers Ridge District; taken on 5 Apr 1930; Page 113B; Image 6
of 56; Family #43/43.
Listed as Cosby Simpkins (sic, Simpson); age 18; born in WV; married at 18; in household of
husband, John H. Simpson.
3. 16 Aug 2011; E-mail Correction and addition by Judy Kay Simpson daughter of John Harrison and
Margie Opal (Winfrey) Simpson.
"To whom it may concern, I'd like to make a correction to the following information in your "McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals" at the Coal Exchange website:

"Please note that John A. Simpson should be John H. Simpson, and he is the same person as Harrison Simpon (that's what the H. that was mistakenly transcribed as an A. stands for). I know this because he was my father. John Harrison Simpson was born on 28 November 1909, and died on 30 June 1988 in Princeton, WV. John Harrison was married three times. Marriage 1 was to Cosby Brewster. Marriage 2 was to Margie Opal Winfrey (my mother). Marriage 3 was to Opal Gladys Wyatt Kirk. He had only one child, myself, Judy Kay Simpson, born on 28 Apr 1949 in Beckley WV.

"I'm not sure who Georgia Simpson was. I think her father Joseph Simpson has to have been a different Joseph Simpson than my grandfather, because she is mentionned nowhere in any of the family records. (I incorrectly listed Gracie Simpson as Georgia Simpson from the 1930 Census)

"Bessie Simpson should be Daisy Irene Simpson. Bessie was a nickname, which she *always* answered to rather than to her given name.

"Thanks in advance for updating your website with these corrections..."


John Harrison Simpson

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Birth Registry; Vol #__(1909); Page 190; Line 3; WV Archives Web Site.
John H. Simpson; born on 2 Dec 1909 at Castle, WV; parents, Joseph and Charlotte Simpson;
reported by Martha Smith, midwife.
2. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Center District, taken on 27 Apr 1910, Page 220B, Family # 127.
Listed as John A.. Simpson, age 5 months, born in WV, in household of father, Joseph Simpson.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1929); Page 37; WV Archives Web Site.
John Harrison Simpson; age 19; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Bud, WV; son of Joe Simpson;
married on 15 Jun 1929 at Bud, WV; Cosby Brewster; age 18; born in Wyoming Co, WV; daughter
of Clint Brewster.
4. 1930 Census; Wyoming Co, WV; Barkers Ridge District; taken on 5 Apr 1930; Page 113B; Image 6
of 56; Family #43/43.
Listed as Harrison Simpkins (sic, Simpson); age 20; born in WV; married at 20; coal miner; head of
household.
5. Mercer Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1947); Page 77; Line 10; WV Archives Web Site.
John Harrison Simpson; age 37; born at Rockview, WV; divorced; living at Mullens, WV; married on
1 Jun 1947 at Bluefield, WV; Margie Opal Winfrey; age 32; born and living at Princeton, WV; single.
6. US Public Records Index, Vol 2; Ancestry.com Web Site.
John H. Simpson; born on 28 Nov 1909; living at RR 2, Box 788, Princeton, WV 24740.
7, Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
John H. Simpson; born on 28 Nov 1909; died on 30 Jun 1988; last residence, Princeton, Mercer Co;
WV; SS # 235-07-7820; card issued in WV before 1951.
8. 16 Aug 2011; E-mail Correction and addition by Judy Kay Simpson daughter of John Harrison and
Margie Opal (Winfrey) Simpson.
"To whom it may concern, I'd like to make a correction to the following information in your "McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals" at the Coal Exchange website:

"Please note that John A. Simpson should be John H. Simpson, and he is the same person as Harrison Simpon (that's what the H. that was mistakenly transcribed as an A. stands for). I know this because he was my father. John Harrison Simpson was born on 28 November 1909, and died on 30 June 1988 in Princeton, WV. John Harrison was married three times. Marriage 1 was to Cosby Brewster. Marriage 2 was to Margie Opal Winfrey (my mother). Marriage 3 was to Opal Gladys Wyatt Kirk. He had only one child, myself, Judy Kay Simpson, born on 28 Apr 1949 in Beckley WV.

"I'm not sure who Georgia Simpson was. I think her father Joseph Simpson has to have been a different Joseph Simpson than my grandfather, because she is mentionned nowhere in any of the family records. (I incorrectly listed Gracie Simpson as Georgia Simpson from the 1930 Census)

"Bessie Simpson should be Daisy Irene Simpson. Bessie was a nickname, which she *always* answered to rather than to her given name.

"Thanks in advance for updating your website with these corrections..."


Margie Opal Winfrey

1. Mercer Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1947); Page 77; Line 10; WV Archives Web Site.
John Harrison Simpson; age 37; born at Rockview, WV; divorced; living at Mullens, WV; married on
1 Jun 1947 at Bluefield, WV; Margie Opal Winfrey; age 32; born and living at Princeton, WV; single.
2. 16 Aug 2011; E-mail Correction and addition by Judy Kay Simpson daughter of John Harrison and
Margie Opal (Winfrey) Simpson.
"To whom it may concern, I'd like to make a correction to the following information in your "McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals" at the Coal Exchange website:

"Please note that John A. Simpson should be John H. Simpson, and he is the same person as Harrison Simpon (that's what the H. that was mistakenly transcribed as an A. stands for). I know this because he was my father. John Harrison Simpson was born on 28 November 1909, and died on 30 June 1988 in Princeton, WV. John Harrison was married three times. Marriage 1 was to Cosby Brewster. Marriage 2 was to Margie Opal Winfrey (my mother). Marriage 3 was to Opal Gladys Wyatt Kirk. He had only one child, myself, Judy Kay Simpson, born on 28 Apr 1949 in Beckley WV.

"I'm not sure who Georgia Simpson was. I think her father Joseph Simpson has to have been a different Joseph Simpson than my grandfather, because she is mentionned nowhere in any of the family records. (I incorrectly listed Gracie Simpson as Georgia Simpson from the 1930 Census)

"Bessie Simpson should be Daisy Irene Simpson. Bessie was a nickname, which she *always* answered to rather than to her given name.

"Thanks in advance for updating your website with these corrections..."


Judy Kay Simpson

1. 16 Aug 2011; E-mail Correction and addition by Judy Kay Simpson daughter of John Harrison and
Margie Opal (Winfrey) Simpson.
"To whom it may concern, I'd like to make a correction to the following information in your "McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals" at the Coal Exchange website:

"Please note that John A. Simpson should be John H. Simpson, and he is the same person as Harrison Simpon (that's what the H. that was mistakenly transcribed as an A. stands for). I know this because he was my father. John Harrison Simpson was born on 28 November 1909, and died on 30 June 1988 in Princeton, WV. John Harrison was married three times. Marriage 1 was to Cosby Brewster. Marriage 2 was to Margie Opal Winfrey (my mother). Marriage 3 was to Opal Gladys Wyatt Kirk. He had only one child, myself, Judy Kay Simpson, born on 28 Apr 1949 in Beckley WV.

"I'm not sure who Georgia Simpson was. I think her father Joseph Simpson has to have been a different Joseph Simpson than my grandfather, because she is mentionned nowhere in any of the family records. (I incorrectly listed Gracie Simpson as Georgia Simpson from the 1930 Census)

"Bessie Simpson should be Daisy Irene Simpson. Bessie was a nickname, which she *always* answered to rather than to her given name.

"Thanks in advance for updating your website with these corrections..."


Archie Leon Kirk

1. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Barkers Ridge District; E.D. 55-4; taken on 28 may 1940; Page
98A; Image 53 of 54; Household #415.
Listed as Leon Kirk; age 36; born in VA; married; 8th grade education; living in Wyoming Co, WV
on 1 Apr 1935; coal miner; in household of father-in-law, Harrison M. Wyatt, with wife.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1955); Page 410; WV Archives Web Site.
Archie Leon Kirk; age 51; born at Richlands, VA; remarrying each other; living at Mullens, WV; son of
N.A. and Virginia Kirk; remarried on 1 May 1955 at Rockview, WV; Opal Gladys Wyatt Kirk; age 39;
born at ______; remarrying; living at Mullens, WV; daughter of Harry and Jennie Wyatt.


Opal Gladys Wyatt

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Center District, taken on 31 Jan 1920, Page 202A, Family #111.
Listed as Opal Wyatt, age 4, born in WV, in household of father, Harrison M. Wyatt.
2. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Center District; taken on 3 Apr 1930; Page 156A; Image 25 of 40;
Family #5/5.
Listed as Opal Wyatt; age 14; born in WV; in household of father, Harrison M. Wyatt.
3. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Barkers Ridge District; E.D. 55-4; taken on 28 may 1940; Page
98A; Image 53 of 54; Household #415.
Listed as Opal Kirk; age 23; born in WV; married; 9th grade education; living in Wyoming Co, WV on 1 Apr
1935; in household of father, Harrison M. Wyatt, with husband.
4. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1955); Page 410; WV Archives Web Site.
Archie Leon Kirk; age 51; born at Richlands, VA; remarrying each other; living at Mullens, WV; son of
N.A. and Virginia Kirk; remarried on 1 May 1955 at Rockview, WV; Opal Gladys Wyatt Kirk; age 39;
born at ______; remarrying; living at Mullens, WV; daughter of Harry and Jennie Wyatt.
5. US Public Records Index, Vol 2; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Opal Simpson; born on 31 Jan 1916 living at RR 2, Box 788, Princeton, WV 24740.
6. 16 Aug 2011; E-mail Correction and addition by Judy Kay Simpson daughter of John Harrison and
Margie Opal (Winfrey) Simpson.
"To whom it may concern, I'd like to make a correction to the following information in your "McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals" at the Coal Exchange website:

"Please note that John A. Simpson should be John H. Simpson, and he is the same person as Harrison Simpon (that's what the H. that was mistakenly transcribed as an A. stands for). I know this because he was my father. John Harrison Simpson was born on 28 November 1909, and died on 30 June 1988 in Princeton, WV. John Harrison was married three times. Marriage 1 was to Cosby Brewster. Marriage 2 was to Margie Opal Winfrey (my mother). Marriage 3 was to Opal Gladys Wyatt Kirk. He had only one child, myself, Judy Kay Simpson, born on 28 Apr 1949 in Beckley WV.

"I'm not sure who Georgia Simpson was. I think her father Joseph Simpson has to have been a different Joseph Simpson than my grandfather, because she is mentionned nowhere in any of the family records. (I incorrectly listed Gracie Simpson as Georgia Simpson from the 1930 Census)

"Bessie Simpson should be Daisy Irene Simpson. Bessie was a nickname, which she *always* answered to rather than to her given name.

"Thanks in advance for updating your website with these corrections..."
7. "Bluefield Daily Telegraph", Bluefield, WV; Newspaper Obit.
"Mrs. Opal Gladys Green, 88, of 813 Highland Avenue, Princeton died early Tuesday morning, October 19, 2004 at her residence. Born January 31, 1916 at Pineville, she was the daughter of the late Harrison Monroe and Jenny Walker Wyatt. She was educated in Wyoming county, during the War, she worked in the ship yards in Maryland and was a devoted homemaker. She was a member of the Johnston Chapel Baptist Church on the Halls Ridge Road in Princeton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husbands, Leon Kirk and Luther Green along with five brothers; Tracy, Lacy, Pierce, Harry and Dennis Wyatt. Survivors Her son, Thomas Kirk of Charleston SC Two Grandchildren Jason & Sarah and their mother Cheryl Kennedy Two Great grandchildren Annalinnea and Caroline Belle Brother, Greeley Wyatt & wife Lorna of Roanoke, Va. Four sisters Nola Cook of Roanoke, Va. Irene Mann of Beckley Bethel Angels of Oceana Beulah Whitt of Mullins Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, October 21, 2004 from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Reverends John King and Jim Simmons officiating. Burial will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens on the Courthouse Road in Princeton..."


John Harrison Simpson

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Birth Registry; Vol #__(1909); Page 190; Line 3; WV Archives Web Site.
John H. Simpson; born on 2 Dec 1909 at Castle, WV; parents, Joseph and Charlotte Simpson;
reported by Martha Smith, midwife.
2. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Center District, taken on 27 Apr 1910, Page 220B, Family # 127.
Listed as John A.. Simpson, age 5 months, born in WV, in household of father, Joseph Simpson.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1929); Page 37; WV Archives Web Site.
John Harrison Simpson; age 19; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Bud, WV; son of Joe Simpson;
married on 15 Jun 1929 at Bud, WV; Cosby Brewster; age 18; born in Wyoming Co, WV; daughter
of Clint Brewster.
4. 1930 Census; Wyoming Co, WV; Barkers Ridge District; taken on 5 Apr 1930; Page 113B; Image 6
of 56; Family #43/43.
Listed as Harrison Simpkins (sic, Simpson); age 20; born in WV; married at 20; coal miner; head of
household.
5. Mercer Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1947); Page 77; Line 10; WV Archives Web Site.
John Harrison Simpson; age 37; born at Rockview, WV; divorced; living at Mullens, WV; married on
1 Jun 1947 at Bluefield, WV; Margie Opal Winfrey; age 32; born and living at Princeton, WV; single.
6. US Public Records Index, Vol 2; Ancestry.com Web Site.
John H. Simpson; born on 28 Nov 1909; living at RR 2, Box 788, Princeton, WV 24740.
7, Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
John H. Simpson; born on 28 Nov 1909; died on 30 Jun 1988; last residence, Princeton, Mercer Co;
WV; SS # 235-07-7820; card issued in WV before 1951.
8. 16 Aug 2011; E-mail Correction and addition by Judy Kay Simpson daughter of John Harrison and
Margie Opal (Winfrey) Simpson.
"To whom it may concern, I'd like to make a correction to the following information in your "McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals" at the Coal Exchange website:

"Please note that John A. Simpson should be John H. Simpson, and he is the same person as Harrison Simpon (that's what the H. that was mistakenly transcribed as an A. stands for). I know this because he was my father. John Harrison Simpson was born on 28 November 1909, and died on 30 June 1988 in Princeton, WV. John Harrison was married three times. Marriage 1 was to Cosby Brewster. Marriage 2 was to Margie Opal Winfrey (my mother). Marriage 3 was to Opal Gladys Wyatt Kirk. He had only one child, myself, Judy Kay Simpson, born on 28 Apr 1949 in Beckley WV.

"I'm not sure who Georgia Simpson was. I think her father Joseph Simpson has to have been a different Joseph Simpson than my grandfather, because she is mentionned nowhere in any of the family records. (I incorrectly listed Gracie Simpson as Georgia Simpson from the 1930 Census)

"Bessie Simpson should be Daisy Irene Simpson. Bessie was a nickname, which she *always* answered to rather than to her given name.

"Thanks in advance for updating your website with these corrections..."


Opal Gladys Wyatt

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Center District, taken on 31 Jan 1920, Page 202A, Family #111.
Listed as Opal Wyatt, age 4, born in WV, in household of father, Harrison M. Wyatt.
2. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Center District; taken on 3 Apr 1930; Page 156A; Image 25 of 40;
Family #5/5.
Listed as Opal Wyatt; age 14; born in WV; in household of father, Harrison M. Wyatt.
3. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Barkers Ridge District; E.D. 55-4; taken on 28 may 1940; Page
98A; Image 53 of 54; Household #415.
Listed as Opal Kirk; age 23; born in WV; married; 9th grade education; living in Wyoming Co, WV on 1 Apr
1935; in household of father, Harrison M. Wyatt, with husband.
4. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1955); Page 410; WV Archives Web Site.
Archie Leon Kirk; age 51; born at Richlands, VA; remarrying each other; living at Mullens, WV; son of
N.A. and Virginia Kirk; remarried on 1 May 1955 at Rockview, WV; Opal Gladys Wyatt Kirk; age 39;
born at ______; remarrying; living at Mullens, WV; daughter of Harry and Jennie Wyatt.
5. US Public Records Index, Vol 2; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Opal Simpson; born on 31 Jan 1916 living at RR 2, Box 788, Princeton, WV 24740.
6. 16 Aug 2011; E-mail Correction and addition by Judy Kay Simpson daughter of John Harrison and
Margie Opal (Winfrey) Simpson.
"To whom it may concern, I'd like to make a correction to the following information in your "McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals" at the Coal Exchange website:

"Please note that John A. Simpson should be John H. Simpson, and he is the same person as Harrison Simpon (that's what the H. that was mistakenly transcribed as an A. stands for). I know this because he was my father. John Harrison Simpson was born on 28 November 1909, and died on 30 June 1988 in Princeton, WV. John Harrison was married three times. Marriage 1 was to Cosby Brewster. Marriage 2 was to Margie Opal Winfrey (my mother). Marriage 3 was to Opal Gladys Wyatt Kirk. He had only one child, myself, Judy Kay Simpson, born on 28 Apr 1949 in Beckley WV.

"I'm not sure who Georgia Simpson was. I think her father Joseph Simpson has to have been a different Joseph Simpson than my grandfather, because she is mentionned nowhere in any of the family records. (I incorrectly listed Gracie Simpson as Georgia Simpson from the 1930 Census)

"Bessie Simpson should be Daisy Irene Simpson. Bessie was a nickname, which she *always* answered to rather than to her given name.

"Thanks in advance for updating your website with these corrections..."
7. "Bluefield Daily Telegraph", Bluefield, WV; Newspaper Obit.
"Mrs. Opal Gladys Green, 88, of 813 Highland Avenue, Princeton died early Tuesday morning, October 19, 2004 at her residence. Born January 31, 1916 at Pineville, she was the daughter of the late Harrison Monroe and Jenny Walker Wyatt. She was educated in Wyoming county, during the War, she worked in the ship yards in Maryland and was a devoted homemaker. She was a member of the Johnston Chapel Baptist Church on the Halls Ridge Road in Princeton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husbands, Leon Kirk and Luther Green along with five brothers; Tracy, Lacy, Pierce, Harry and Dennis Wyatt. Survivors Her son, Thomas Kirk of Charleston SC Two Grandchildren Jason & Sarah and their mother Cheryl Kennedy Two Great grandchildren Annalinnea and Caroline Belle Brother, Greeley Wyatt & wife Lorna of Roanoke, Va. Four sisters Nola Cook of Roanoke, Va. Irene Mann of Beckley Bethel Angels of Oceana Beulah Whitt of Mullins Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, October 21, 2004 from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Reverends John King and Jim Simmons officiating. Burial will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens on the Courthouse Road in Princeton..."


Arthur Joseph Ballard

1. Monroe Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1929); Page 194; WV Archives Web Site.
Arthur Joseph Ballard; age 21; born in Monroe Co, WV; living at Welch, WV; married on 8 Sep 1929
at Maitland, WV; Miriam Helen Brewster; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV.


Miriam Helen Brewster

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Welch; McDowell St; taken on 14 Jan
1920; Page 114B; Image 14 of 65; Family #97/121.
Listed as Marion Brewster, age 7; born in WV; in household of father, Clinton D. Brewster.
2. Monroe Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1929); Page 194; WV Archives Web Site.
Arthur Joseph Ballard; age 21; born in Monroe Co, WV; living at Welch, WV; married on 8 Sep 1929
at Maitland, WV; Miriam Helen Brewster; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Welch; 23 Riverside Drive; taken on 2 Apr
1930; Page 202A; Image 3 of 28; Family #26/32.
Listed as Marion H. Brewster; age 17; born in WV; in household of father, Clinton D. Brewster.
4. "Bluefield Daily Telegraph"; Bluefield, WV; 28 Jun 2004; Newspaper Obit.
"PETERSTOWN - Miriam Brewster Ballard, 91, died Friday, June 25, 2004 at the Riverview Nursing Home in Rich Creek, Va. She was born in Welch and was the daughter of businessman and banker Clinton Dexter Brewster and Mae Huffard Brewster.

"She and her twin sister, Mildred, Mrs. Michael McParland, who preceded her in death, were the first twins born in Welch. They were born Nov. 8, 1912. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Clinton Brewster of Summersville; and sister, Rita Brewster Berry, Mrs. Thornton G. Berry of Charleston.

"Two children survive her: Pete Ballard of Peterstown and Patti Ballard LeNoir, Mrs. Joe LeNoir of Summersville, S.C. She is also survived by three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

"A graveside memorial service will be announced at a later date. Broyles-Shrewbury Funeral Home in Peterstown is in charge of arrangements..."


Arthur Joseph Ballard

1. Monroe Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1929); Page 194; WV Archives Web Site.
Arthur Joseph Ballard; age 21; born in Monroe Co, WV; living at Welch, WV; married on 8 Sep 1929
at Maitland, WV; Miriam Helen Brewster; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV.


Miriam Helen Brewster

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Welch; McDowell St; taken on 14 Jan
1920; Page 114B; Image 14 of 65; Family #97/121.
Listed as Marion Brewster, age 7; born in WV; in household of father, Clinton D. Brewster.
2. Monroe Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1929); Page 194; WV Archives Web Site.
Arthur Joseph Ballard; age 21; born in Monroe Co, WV; living at Welch, WV; married on 8 Sep 1929
at Maitland, WV; Miriam Helen Brewster; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Welch; 23 Riverside Drive; taken on 2 Apr
1930; Page 202A; Image 3 of 28; Family #26/32.
Listed as Marion H. Brewster; age 17; born in WV; in household of father, Clinton D. Brewster.
4. "Bluefield Daily Telegraph"; Bluefield, WV; 28 Jun 2004; Newspaper Obit.
"PETERSTOWN - Miriam Brewster Ballard, 91, died Friday, June 25, 2004 at the Riverview Nursing Home in Rich Creek, Va. She was born in Welch and was the daughter of businessman and banker Clinton Dexter Brewster and Mae Huffard Brewster.

"She and her twin sister, Mildred, Mrs. Michael McParland, who preceded her in death, were the first twins born in Welch. They were born Nov. 8, 1912. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Clinton Brewster of Summersville; and sister, Rita Brewster Berry, Mrs. Thornton G. Berry of Charleston.

"Two children survive her: Pete Ballard of Peterstown and Patti Ballard LeNoir, Mrs. Joe LeNoir of Summersville, S.C. She is also survived by three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

"A graveside memorial service will be announced at a later date. Broyles-Shrewbury Funeral Home in Peterstown is in charge of arrangements..."


Jack Evans Casteel Sr

1. US Public Records Index, Vol 1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Jack E. Casteel; born on 19 May 1940; living at PO Box 396, Pineville, WV 24874 in 1993.
2. "The Register Herald"; Beckley, WV; Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011; Newspaper Obit.
"PINEVILLE — Jack Evans Casteel, 71, of Pineville, died suddenly Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011.

"Born May 19, 1940, in Bartley, he was the son of the late Opie and Ruth Criner Casteel.

"Jack graduated in 1957, at the age of 17, from Pineville High School. He entered the U.S. Air Force three weeks later, serving his country for 8 1/2 years in Germany, Alaska, Florida and Ohio. He was an employee of Stahura Convey Products and had previously worked at Consol Energy in Itmann. He owned Jack & Jill Sporting Goods, Guyandotte Marina and Pineville Flower Shop. He enjoyed coon hunting, fishing and watching sports, especially when WVU was playing. He truly enjoyed his job as a salesman for SCP, which allowed him to do what he loved, talking and joking with the guys at the coal mines. He never met a stranger.

"He is survived by his wife, Peggy Casteel of Pineville; a son, Jack Evans Casteel Jr. and his fiancée, Brenda, of Pineville; a daughter, Jill Hendrick and her husband, Dean, of Beckley; four grandchildren, Jenna Blake and her husband, Paul, of Beckley, Jack “Evan” Casteel III of Pineville and Eli Hendrick and Jake Hendrick, both of Beckley; two great-grandchildren, Alex Casteel and Colton Blake; two sisters, Nita Deskins and her husband, Aaron, of Muskegon, Mich., and Joy Taylor and her husband, Kyle, of Kalamazoo, Mich.; the dog whom he always had by his side, Buddy; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

“I did it my way”~~Jack

"A celebration of Jack’s life will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at Calfee Funeral Service Chapel, Pineville, with the Rev. Tom Lusk officiating. He will be laid to rest beside his parents in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, with full military rites...."


Peggy J.

1. US Public Records Index, Vol 1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Peggy J. Casteel; born on 11 Feb 1942; living at PO Box 396, Pineville, WV 24874 in 1992.


Alvin Dean Hendricks

1. US Public Records Index, Vol 1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Alvin Dean Hendrick; born on 21 Oct 1961; living at PO Box 1442, Pineville, WV 24874 in 1989.


Jill Casteel

1. US Public Records Index, Vol 1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Jill Hendrick; born on 24 Jan 1968; living at PO Box 1442, Pineville, WV 24874 in 1993.