McDowell and Wyoming Co WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Ralph Preston Slater

1. Kanawha Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1951); Page 393; Line 141; WV Archives Web Site.
Ralph Preston Slater; age 23; born in Kanawha Co, WV; single; living at Charleston, WV; married
on 26 Jan 1951 at Charleston, WV; Wanda Jane Casteel; age 24; born in VA; single; living in
Charleston, WV.


Wanda Jane Casteel

1. Kanawha Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1951); Page 393; Line 141; WV Archives Web Site.
Ralph Preston Slater; age 23; born in Kanawha Co, WV; single; living at Charleston, WV; married
on 26 Jan 1951 at Charleston, WV; Wanda Jane Casteel; age 24; born in VA; single; living in
Charleston, WV.
2. "Charleston Gazette"; Charleston, WV; 8 Dec 2006; Newspaper Obit.
"Wanda J. Slater, 80, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of St. Albans, passed away Dec. 4, 2006, in Columbus.

"Wanda was a stay-at-home mom until her children grew up. Then she worked at Thomas Memorial Hospital as a dietitian for over 10 years. She also babysat for many children with whom she attended Redeemer Lutheran Church. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, St. Albans.

"Wanda was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Preston Slater; brothers, Buster, Fred, Jack, Robert, Wayne, Auburn and Opie Casteel; sisters, Nancy Robinson, Elizabeth Squires and Hildred Casteel; and great-grandson, Joshua Eli Coulter.

"She is leaving behind her children, Kathy (Gary) Conrad of Bexley, Ohio, Terri Coulter of Charleston, Tina Dolin of Columbus, Ohio, Mike Slater of Jollytown, Pa., and Tammy Slater of Columbus; grandchildren, Erica Campbell, Kristin Conrad, Ricky Slater, Joshua Coulter, Andrew Slater, Samantha Slater, Lisa Poston, Kaci Dolin, Nathaniel Bird and Matthew Bird; great-grandchildren, Cameron Slater, Tyler Coulter, Nicholas Johnston, Alexis Campbell and Hunter and Jayden Wagner; and many nieces and nephews spread all around the country.

"There will be a Mass of Christian burial at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 1023 6th Ave., St. Albans, with Father Patrick McDonough officiating. Burial will follow in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans...."


Henry Levi Simpson

1. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Center District, taken on 27 Apr 1910, Page 220B, Family # 127.
Listed as Henry L. Simpson, age 2, born in WV, in household of father, Joseph Simpson.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1947); Page 173; WV Archives Web Site.
Levi Simpson; age 21; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Bud, WV; son of Joe Simpson; married on
1 Jan 1930 at Bud, WV; Sadie Moran; age 17; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Bud, WV; daughter
of John Moran.
3. Mercer Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1947); Page 79; Line 14; WV Archives Web Site.
Levi Henry Simpson; age 39; born at Keyrock, WV; divorced; living at Helen, WV; married on 3 Jul
1947 at Princeton, WV; Bessie Mae White; age 40; born at Pipestem, WV; widow; living at
Princeton, WV.
3. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Levi Simpson; born on 3 Apr 1908; died in May 1967; last residence, Corrine, Wyoming Co, WV;
SS #233-07-8770; card issued in WV before 1951.


Bessie Mae Pitzer

1. Mercer Co, WV; Marriage Registy; Vol #__(1925); Page 27; WV Archives Web Site.
Hubert E. White; age 22; born in WV; single; living at Princeton, WV; married on 5 Dec 1925 at
Princeton, WV; Bessie M. Pitzer; age 21; born in WV; single; living at Princeton, WV.
2. 1930 Census, Mercer Co, WV; East River District; taken on 24 Apr 1930; Page 91A; Image 29 of 57;
Family #250/249.
Listed as May White; age 23; born in WV; married at 19; in household of husband, Hubert E. White.
3. Mercer Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1947); Page 79; Line 14; WV Archives Web Site.
Levi Henry Simpson; age 39; born at Keyrock, WV; divorced; living at Helen, WV; married on 3 Jul
1947 at Princeton, WV; Bessie Mae White; age 40; born at Pipestem, WV; widow; living at
Princeton, WV.
4. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Bessie M. Simpson; born on 24 Jan 1907; died on 18 Feb 1994; last residence, Corrine, Wyoming
Co, WV; SS #232-44-1731; card issued in NC or WV before 1951.


Hubert Earl White

1. Mercer Co, WV; Marriage Registy; Vol #__(1925); Page 27; WV Archives Web Site.
Hubert E. White; age 22; born in WV; single; living at Princeton, WV; married on 5 Dec 1925 at
Princeton, WV; Bessie M. Pitzer; age 21; born in WV; single; living at Princeton, WV.
2. 1930 Census, Mercer Co, WV; East River District; taken on 24 Apr 1930; Page 91A; Image 29 of 57;
Family #250/249.
Listed as Hubert E. White; age 25; born in WV; married at 21; machinist helper for railroad; head of
household.
3. Mercer Co, WV; Death Certificate #8099; WV Archives Web Site.
Hubert Earl White; age 34 yrs, 4 mons, 9 days; born on 2 Feb 1905 in Mercer Co, WV; married; car
helper for Virginian RR; husband of Bessie Mae White; son of Bert and Flora (Steele) White; died on
11 Jun 1939 in a Princeton Hospital, Princeton, Mercer Co, WV; buried on 16 Jun 1939 at Elgood,
WV; informant, Atlee White, Athens, WV.


Bessie Mae Pitzer

1. Mercer Co, WV; Marriage Registy; Vol #__(1925); Page 27; WV Archives Web Site.
Hubert E. White; age 22; born in WV; single; living at Princeton, WV; married on 5 Dec 1925 at
Princeton, WV; Bessie M. Pitzer; age 21; born in WV; single; living at Princeton, WV.
2. 1930 Census, Mercer Co, WV; East River District; taken on 24 Apr 1930; Page 91A; Image 29 of 57;
Family #250/249.
Listed as May White; age 23; born in WV; married at 19; in household of husband, Hubert E. White.
3. Mercer Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1947); Page 79; Line 14; WV Archives Web Site.
Levi Henry Simpson; age 39; born at Keyrock, WV; divorced; living at Helen, WV; married on 3 Jul
1947 at Princeton, WV; Bessie Mae White; age 40; born at Pipestem, WV; widow; living at
Princeton, WV.
4. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Bessie M. Simpson; born on 24 Jan 1907; died on 18 Feb 1994; last residence, Corrine, Wyoming
Co, WV; SS #232-44-1731; card issued in NC or WV before 1951.


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..."


Bethel Hattie Wyatt

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Center District; taken on 3 Apr 1930; Page 156A; Image 25 of 40;
Family #5/5.
Listed as Bethel Wyatt; age 7; born in WV; in household of father, Harrison M. Wyatt.
2. 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 Bethel Wyatt; age 17; born in WV; 8th grade education; living in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Harrison M. Wyatt.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1945); Page 240; WV Archives Web Site.
Fred Perry Cook; age 37; born at Rockview, WV; divorced; living in Wyoming Co, WV; son of
Ral. W. and Tautte (Shields) Cook; married on 2 Dec 1945 at Hatcher, WV; Bethel Hattie Wyatt;
age 23; born and living at Pineville, WV; single; daughter of Harry and Virginia (Walker) Wyatt.
4. "The Register Herald"; Beckley, WV; Friday, 20 Aug 2010; Newspaper Obit.
"OCEANA — Bethel Wyatt Cook Angles, 88, of Oceana, W.Va. and Salem, Va. went to be with her wonderful Lord and Savior after she passed at Bowers Hospice House on Wednesday, August 18, 2010. She was a lifelong attendee and supporter of The First Church of God in Oceana where she was very active for many years.

"Born in Pineville, W.Va. on May 30, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Harry M. and Jenny Walker Wyatt.

"She was preceded in death by her first husband of 47 years, Fred P. Cook; sons Freddie Darrell Cook, Perry Cook, and Jerry Cook; brothers Harry Wyatt, Pierce “Doc” Wyatt, Tracy “Abe” Wyatt, Lacy Wyatt, and Dennis Wyatt; sisters Opal Green, Irene Mann, and Nola Cook.

"Those left to cherish her memory are husband, Peery Angles Sr. of Salem, Va.; sons, Michael Cook of Beckley, Joe Cook and wife Rexanna of Daniels; daughters, Juanita Barber and husband Roy of Lewisburg, Barbara Halstead and husband Bob of Daniels; sister, Beulah Whitt of Hurricane, W.Va.; brother, Greely Wyatt and wife Lorna of Roanoke, Va.; step-son, Peery Angles Jr. and wife Barbara of Roanoke, Va., and step-daughter, Naomi Gilbert and husband Jack of Lafayette, La.; a sister in law, Audrey Wyatt of Berlin, Md.; daughters in law, Helen Cook of Churchville, Va., Wilma Meadows of Beckley, and Joyce Cook of Shady Spring, W.Va.; numerous grandchildren, Chuck Barber of Shinnston, W.Va., Joel Cook of Almedea, Calif., Shelly Cook of Beckley, Callie Cook of Daniels, Angela Cook, Shelly Cook, Jennifer, Michelle, Jennifer, Karen and Travis; also included are numerous great-grandchildren including Hayden, Claire, Ben, Soraya, and Farrah and last but not least great-great-grandchild Emma.

"She will be sadly missed by those who came in contact with her throughout their lives whether they would have eaten her rolls, fried apple pies, creamed corn or read her writing or listened to the songs she wrote and sang. She has truly been a joy to all of us as God takes her under his wing.

"Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, August 21, 2010, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley with Rev. William Wagner, Rev. Perry Blankenship and Rev. Roy Barber Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens..."