McDowell and Wyoming Co WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Herbert Lemuel Frazier

1. 1920 Census, Montgomery Co, VA; Blacksburg; VPI; taken on 18 Feb 1920; Page 198B; Image
37 of 38; Family #368/396.
Listed as Hubert Frazer; age 25; born in VA; married; laborer on cabbage farm; head of household.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Venus; taken on 12 Apr 1930; Page 33A; Image
39 of 60; Family #313/328.
Listed as Herbert L. Frazier; age 36; born in VA; married at 17; loader in coal mine; head of
household.
3. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Herbert Frazier; born 5 Apr 1893; died in Dec 1974; last residence, Bristol, VA; SS #226-10-0860;
card issued in VA before 1951.


Zettie Lou Lang

1. 1920 Census, Montgomery Co, VA; Blacksburg; VPI; taken on 18 Feb 1920; Page 198B; Image
37 of 38; Family #368/396.
Listed as Zeta Frazer; age 24; born in VA; married; in household of husband, Herbert L. Frazier.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Venus; taken on 12 Apr 1930; Page 33A; Image
39 of 60; Family #313/328.
Listed as Zetta Frazier; age 36; born in VA; married at 17; in household of husband, Herbert L.
Frazier.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Wilcoe; Mill Creek Hollow; E.D. 24-4; taken on 12
May 1940; Page 76A; Image 27 of 30; Household #210.
Listed as Zettie Frazier; age 45; born in VA; no education; lived in Newport, Giles Co, VA on 1 Apr
1935; in household of son-in-law, Alexander Goins.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Death Regisrty; Vol #__(1953); Page __; Browns Creek District; WV Archives
Web Site via LDS Web Site.
Zettie Lou Fraiazer (sic, Frazier); age 61; born at Newport, VA; daughter of Wiley Lanne(sic, Lang);
died 18 May 1953 in McDowell Co, WV; from cardio vascular disease.
5. McDowell Co, WV Web Site; Cemeteries; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, WV.
Zetta Lou Lang Fraizer; born on 10 Oct 1892; died on 18 May 1953; "Mother of Minnie Sue Fraizer";
buried here.


Eva M. Frazier

1. 1920 Census, Montgomery Co, VA; Blacksburg; VPI; taken on 18 Feb 1920; Page 198B; Image
37 of 38; Family #368/396.
Listed as Eva M. Frazer; age 1 yr 6 mons; born in VA; in household of father, Herbert L. Frazier.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Venus; taken on 12 Apr 1930; Page 33A; Image
39 of 60; Family #313/328.
Listed as Eva M. Frazier; age 11; born in VA; in household of father, Herbert L. Frazier.


Jesse Robert Columbus South

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1961); Page 187; WV Archives Web Site.
Jesse Robert Columbus South; age 23; born at Gary, WV; single; living at Bluefield, WV; married on
25 Feb 1961 at Skygusty, WV; Carolyn Carter; age 20; born in Smyth Co, VA; living at Skygusty, WV;
with consent of Cara Blevins, aunt and guardian of Carolyn Carter.


Carolyn Carter

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1961); Page 187; WV Archives Web Site.
Jesse Robert Columbus South; age 23; born at Gary, WV; single; living at Bluefield, WV; married on
25 Feb 1961 at Skygusty, WV; Carolyn Carter; age 20; born in Smyth Co, VA; living at Skygusty, WV;
with consent of Cara Blevins, aunt and guardian of Carolyn Carter.


Jesse James Columbus South

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; taken on 10 Mar 1920; Page 248A; Image 37 of 56;
Family #197/198.
Listed as Jesse C. South; age 43; born in VA; married; repairmen for coal company;
head of household.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1936); Page 380; WV Archives Web Site.
Jesse C. South; age 45; born in Washington Co, VA; widowed; miner/carpenter; living at Gary, WV;
married on 27 Jun 1936 at Welch, WV; Minnie Sue Fraizer; age 22; born in Giles Co, VA; single;
living at Gary, WV; daughter of Hobert and Zettie.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Janice Henry; 5 Jul 2016.
Jesse C. South; born on 4 Apr 1877; died on 28 Jul 1947; buried here; no grave marker photo shown.


Elizabeth Frances Russell

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; taken on 10 Mar 1920; Page 248A; Image 37 of 56;
Family #197/198.
Listed as Frances South; age 43; born in VA; married; in household of husband, Jesse C. South.


Graham South

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; taken on 10 Mar 1920; Page 248A; Image 37 of 56;
Family #197/198.
Listed as Graham South; age 20; born in VA; single; in household of father, Jesse C. South.


Walter South

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; taken on 10 Mar 1920; Page 248A; Image 37 of 56;
Family #197/198.
Listed as Walter South; age 18; born in VA; single; in household of father, Jesse C. South.


Jesse J. South

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; taken on 10 Mar 1920; Page 248A; Image 37 of 56;
Family #197/198.
Listed as Jesse J. South; age 14; born in VA; in household of father, Jesse C. South.


Pauline South

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; taken on 10 Mar 1920; Page 248A; Image 37 of 56;
Family #197/198.
Listed as Pauline South; age 11; born in VA; in household of father, Jesse C. South.


Conley Franklin South Sr

1. McDowell Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Card #1996; 5 Jun 1917; Ancestry.com Web Site.
John Conley David Newton South; age 22; born on 17 Nov 1895 in Abingdon, VA; single; miner;
living at Filbert, WV; employed by US (Steel), Filbert, WV; medium height; blue eyes and brown hair.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1917); Page 237; WV Archives Web Site.
Conley South; age 22; born in Washington Co, VA; single; miner; living at Filbert, WV; son of J.C. and
Francis; married on 2 Dec 1917 at Gary, WV; Beulah Mary Dillion; age 16; born in Montgomery Co,
VA; single; daughter of J.D. and Mary A.
3. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; taken on 10 Mar 1920; Page 248A; Image 37 of 56;
Family #197/198.
Listed as Conley South; age 24; born in VA; single; coal miner; in household of father, Jesse C.
South.
4. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Bartley; taken on 29 Apr 1930; Page 123B;
Image 47 of 53; Family #406/410.
Listed as Conley South; age 34; born in VA; married at 21; foreman in coal mine; head of
household.
5. McDowell Co, WV; WW II Draft Registration Card #U-647; 27 Apr 1942; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Conley Franklin South; age 46; born on 17 Nov 1895 in Abingdon, VA; living at Raysal, WV;
employed by Pond Creek Pocahontas Co, Bartley, WV; person who will always know address, Ada
South, Raysal, WV; 5'11-1/2" tall; 240 lbs; blue eyes; brown hair; ruddy complexion.
6. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #5974; WV Archives Web Site.
Conley Franklin South; age 48 yrs, 5 mons, 26 days; born on 17 Nov 1895 in Washington Co, VA;
married; mine boss; husband of Ada Smith age 21; SS #233-07-7615; living at Bartley, WV; son of
J.C. and Frances (Russell) South; died on 13 May 1944 at Bartley, WV from crushed head, slate fall;
buried on 19 May 1944 in Iaeger Memorial, Roderfield, WV; informant, Coy South, Bartley, WV.
7. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 22 Dec 2013.
Conley Franklin South, Sr; born on 17 Nov 1885; died on 13 May 1944; buried here; headstone photo
shown; "AT REST"; Son of Jesse C. South.
(There is a 10 yr difference in death certificate and headstone birth date. Other references support the
1895 date)


Beulah Mary Dillon

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1917); Page 237; WV Archives Web Site.
Conley South; age 22; born in Washington Co, VA; single; miner; living at Filbert, WV; son of J.C. and
Francis; married on 2 Dec 1917 at Gary, WV; Beulah Mary Dillion; age 16; born in Montgomery Co, VA;
single; daughter of J.D. and Mary A.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Bartley; taken on 29 Apr 1930; Page 123B;
Image 47 of 53; Family #406/410.
Listed as Beulah South; age 27; born in VA; married at 14; in household of husband, Conley South.


Coy Lee South

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Bartley; taken on 29 Apr 1930; Page 123B;
Image 47 of 53; Family #406/410.
Listed as Coy South; age 12; born in WV; in household of father, Conley South.


Hazel Gertrude South

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Bartley; taken on 29 Apr 1930; Page 123B;
Image 47 of 53; Family #406/410.
Listed as Hazel South; age 10; born in WV; in household of father, Conley South.


Conley Franklin South Jr

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Bartley; taken on 29 Apr 1930; Page 123B;
Image 47 of 53; Family #406/410.
Listed as Conley South, Jr; age 8; born in WV; in household of father, Conley South.


Barton Stanley South

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Bartley; taken on 29 Apr 1930; Page 123B;
Image 47 of 53; Family #406/410.
Listed as Berton South; age 6; born in WV; in household of father, Conley South.


Lewis Roger South

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Bartley; taken on 29 Apr 1930; Page 123B;
Image 47 of 53; Family #406/410.
Listed as Lewis South; age 4; born in WV; in household of father, Conley South.


Conley Franklin South Sr

1. McDowell Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Card #1996; 5 Jun 1917; Ancestry.com Web Site.
John Conley David Newton South; age 22; born on 17 Nov 1895 in Abingdon, VA; single; miner;
living at Filbert, WV; employed by US (Steel), Filbert, WV; medium height; blue eyes and brown hair.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1917); Page 237; WV Archives Web Site.
Conley South; age 22; born in Washington Co, VA; single; miner; living at Filbert, WV; son of J.C. and
Francis; married on 2 Dec 1917 at Gary, WV; Beulah Mary Dillion; age 16; born in Montgomery Co,
VA; single; daughter of J.D. and Mary A.
3. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; taken on 10 Mar 1920; Page 248A; Image 37 of 56;
Family #197/198.
Listed as Conley South; age 24; born in VA; single; coal miner; in household of father, Jesse C.
South.
4. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Bartley; taken on 29 Apr 1930; Page 123B;
Image 47 of 53; Family #406/410.
Listed as Conley South; age 34; born in VA; married at 21; foreman in coal mine; head of
household.
5. McDowell Co, WV; WW II Draft Registration Card #U-647; 27 Apr 1942; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Conley Franklin South; age 46; born on 17 Nov 1895 in Abingdon, VA; living at Raysal, WV;
employed by Pond Creek Pocahontas Co, Bartley, WV; person who will always know address, Ada
South, Raysal, WV; 5'11-1/2" tall; 240 lbs; blue eyes; brown hair; ruddy complexion.
6. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #5974; WV Archives Web Site.
Conley Franklin South; age 48 yrs, 5 mons, 26 days; born on 17 Nov 1895 in Washington Co, VA;
married; mine boss; husband of Ada Smith age 21; SS #233-07-7615; living at Bartley, WV; son of
J.C. and Frances (Russell) South; died on 13 May 1944 at Bartley, WV from crushed head, slate fall;
buried on 19 May 1944 in Iaeger Memorial, Roderfield, WV; informant, Coy South, Bartley, WV.
7. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 22 Dec 2013.
Conley Franklin South, Sr; born on 17 Nov 1885; died on 13 May 1944; buried here; headstone photo
shown; "AT REST"; Son of Jesse C. South.
(There is a 10 yr difference in death certificate and headstone birth date. Other references support the
1895 date)


Emmett South

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; taken on 10 Mar 1920; Page 248A; Image 37 of 56;
Family #197/198.
Listed as Emmett South; age 15; born in VA; in household of father, Jesse C. South.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1934); Page 235; WV Archives Web Site.
Emmett South; age 25; born in Washington Co, VA; single; miner; living at Gary, WV; son of J.C. and
E.F.; married on 28 Nov 1934 at Yukon, WV; Leona Dillion; age 18; born in McDowell Co, WV; single;
daughter of George and Elizabeth.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1943); Page 196; WV Archives Web Site.
Emmett South; age 33; born in VA; divorced; living at Thorpe, WV; married on 6 Oct 1943 at Welch,
WV; Mae Finley; age 23; born in VA; single; living at Wilcoe, WV.
4. McDowell Co, WV; death certificate #15085; WV Archives Web Site.
Emmett South; age 39 yrs, 3 mons, 5 days; born on 27 Aug 1903 in Washington Co, VA; married;
miner; husband of Mary Finley South, age 24; SS # 233-07-6896; living at Thorpe, WV; son of Jesse
Columbus and Francis (Russell) South; died on 12 Dec 1944 in Grace Hospital, Welch, WV from a
cerebrovasculor accident, possible brain tumor; buried on 6 Dec 1944 in Iaeger Memorial, Roderfield,
WV.
5. McDowell Co, WV Web Site; Cemeteries; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, WV.
Emmett South; born on 22 (sic, 27) Aug 1905; died on 12 (sic, 2) Dec 1944; "Son of Jesse C. South";
buried here.


Leona M. Dillon

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1934); Page 235; WV Archives Web Site.
Emmett South; age 25; born in Washington Co, VA; single; miner; living at Gary, WV; son of J.C. and
E.F.; married on 28 Nov 1934 at Yukon, WV; Leona Dillion; age 18; born in McDowell Co, WV; single;
daughter of George and Elizabeth.


Emmett South

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; taken on 10 Mar 1920; Page 248A; Image 37 of 56;
Family #197/198.
Listed as Emmett South; age 15; born in VA; in household of father, Jesse C. South.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1934); Page 235; WV Archives Web Site.
Emmett South; age 25; born in Washington Co, VA; single; miner; living at Gary, WV; son of J.C. and
E.F.; married on 28 Nov 1934 at Yukon, WV; Leona Dillion; age 18; born in McDowell Co, WV; single;
daughter of George and Elizabeth.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1943); Page 196; WV Archives Web Site.
Emmett South; age 33; born in VA; divorced; living at Thorpe, WV; married on 6 Oct 1943 at Welch,
WV; Mae Finley; age 23; born in VA; single; living at Wilcoe, WV.
4. McDowell Co, WV; death certificate #15085; WV Archives Web Site.
Emmett South; age 39 yrs, 3 mons, 5 days; born on 27 Aug 1903 in Washington Co, VA; married;
miner; husband of Mary Finley South, age 24; SS # 233-07-6896; living at Thorpe, WV; son of Jesse
Columbus and Francis (Russell) South; died on 12 Dec 1944 in Grace Hospital, Welch, WV from a
cerebrovasculor accident, possible brain tumor; buried on 6 Dec 1944 in Iaeger Memorial, Roderfield,
WV.
5. McDowell Co, WV Web Site; Cemeteries; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, WV.
Emmett South; born on 22 (sic, 27) Aug 1905; died on 12 (sic, 2) Dec 1944; "Son of Jesse C. South";
buried here.


Mae Emmaline Finley

1.1930 Census, McDowell Col WV; Adkins District; taken on 25 Apr 1930; Page 65A; Image 41 of 47;
Family #404/371.
Listed as Mae Finley; age 9; born in VA; in household of father, William R. Finley.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1943); Page 196; WV Archives Web Site.
Emmett South; age 33; born in VA; divorced; living at Thorpe, WV; married on 6 Oct 1943 at Welch,
WV; Mae Finley; age 23; born in VA; single; living at Wilcoe, WV.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1954); Page 318; WV Archives Web Site.
Fred B. Lester; age 37; born in Pikeville, KY; widowed; living at Wilcoe, WV; marred on 18 May 1954
at Skygusty, WV; Mae Emmaline Finley; age 33; born in Grayson Co, VA; widow; living at Wilcoe, WV.
4. Fanning Funeral Home; Welch, WV; Posted Obit.
""To be absent from the body is to be present with the lord"
Mae Finley Lester, 94, a longtime resident of Gary WV, went to be with the lord on November 12, 2015. She passed peacefully, at home surrounded by loved ones. She was the daughter of the late William and Cosby Farmer Finley. She loved visiting local churches and singing for the lord until a stroke rendered her unable. She loved playing her violin, gardening, visiting and receiving visits from friends and family.
"In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by, her husband, Fred Lester, two sons, Ronnie and Donnie Finley, three step sons, Jimmy, Roger, and Bert Lester. Two step daughters, Linda Lester Rahmlow, and Jean Lester Finley; one sister, Ollie Finley Morgan, six brothers, Albert, Arley, Charles, Fred, Luther, and Clarence Finley.
"Surviving to cherish her memories are her daughters, Margaret Lykens, Tweety and Pete Blankenship of Gary WV, two stepdaughters, Frances Finley and Christine Craft, one devoted son, David Lester and Sandy of Roanoke VA, one brother James (Connie) Finley of Bedford VA, special granddaughter, Kristin Blankenship and numerous grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, great great grandchildren, and great great great grandchildren.
"Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 12 Noon, from the Fanning Funeral Home Chapel in Welch, with Pastor Ron Felts officiating, burial will follow at Iaeger Memorial Cemetery in Roderfield WV..."
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Patty Greene; 20 Nov 2015; maintained by Virginia Jenny Finley.
Mae Emaline Finley Lester; born in June 1921; died 12 Nov 2015; buried here; double grave marker photo
shown with husnamd, Fred B. Lester.


Lamir Blair Sr

1. Logan Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1938); Page 319; WV Archives Web Site.
Lamir Blair; age 19; born in KY; single; living at Mt Gay, WV; son of Ross and Minnie (Honaker) Blair;
married on 20 Jan 1938 at Logan, WV; Medie Spry; age 16; born in WV; single; living at Mt. Gay, WV;
daughter of Wiliam and Annie (Aldreidge) Spry.
2. US WW II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946; Ancestry,com Web Site.
Lamir Blair; born in 1919 in KY; living in Logan Co, WV; grammar school education; semiskilled miner;
68" tall; 180 lbs; enlisted on 9 Nov 1942 as a Private at Huntington, WV.
3. Raleigh Co, WV Death Registry; Vol #__(1967); Page 164; Line 38; WV Archives Web Site.
Lamir Blair, Sr; age 48; married miner; died on 9 Sep 1967 at Beckley, WV from congestive heart
failure, with arteriosclerotic heart disease.
4. Social Security death Index, Ancestry.com Web Site.
Lamir Blair; born on 29 Mar 1919; died in Sep 1967; SS # 234-14-4449; card issued in WV before
1951.
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted
by B. Walls; 23 Jun 2014
Lamir Blair, Sr; born on 29 Mar 1919; died in Sep 1967; buried here; grave marker photo shown;
"WEST VIRGINIA PFC US ARMY WORLD WAR II".


Melda M. Spry

1. Logan Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1938); Page 319; WV Archives Web Site.
Lamir Blair; age 19; born in KY; single; living at Mt Gay, WV; son of Ross and Minnie (Honaker) Blair;
married on 20 Jan 1938 at Logan, WV; Medie Spry; age 16; born in WV; single; living at Mt. Gay, WV;
daughter of Wiliam and Annie (Aldreidge) Spry.
2. US PublicRecords Index, Vol 1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Melda Adams; born on 25 May 1922; living at RR9; POB 690, Princeton, WV 24740 in 1993.
3. Social Security Death index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Melda M. Adams; born on 25 May 1922; died on 30 Sep 1997; last residence Princeton, Mercer Co,
WV; SS # 722-03-5373; card issued through Railroad Board before 1951.