McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Albert "Ab" Amburn

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Maitland; taken on 5 Jan 1920; Page 5A;
Image 9 of 53; Family #82/85.
Listed as Ab Amburn; age 9; born in VA; in household of father, Charles Amburn.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Havaco, WV; taken on 4 Apr 1930; Page 4B; Image
8 of 26; Family #78/89.
Listed as Ab Amburn; age 18; born in VA; in household of father, Charles Amburn.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1936); Page 317; WV Archives Web Site.
Ab Amburn; age 24; born in Carroll Co, VA; single; miner; living at Havaco, WV; son of Charles and
Anna Amburn; married on 29 Apr 1936 at Capels, WV; Cora Lee Hardy; age 24; born in McDowell
Co, WV; single; living at Bartley, WV; daughter of Roy and Tela Hardy.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #1735; WV Archives Web Site.
Albert Amburn; age 34 yrs, 7 mons, 16 days; born on 30 May 1911 at Ivanhoe, VA; married; husband
of Cora Lee Hardy, age 34; miner; served in WW II; SS #232-16-4719; living at Havaco, WV; son of
Charles and Anna Walton (Burnett) Amburn; died on 15 Jan 1946 at Havaco, WV from carbon
monoxide poisoning following a mine explosion; buried on 18 Jan 1946 in Iaeger Memorial,
Roderfield, WV; informant, Mrs. William Woods, Welch, WV.
5. FindAGrave.com; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Bonnie Umbarger; 25 Apr 2009; gravetsone photos added by B. Walls.
Albert Amburn; born on 30 May 1911; died on 15 Jan 1946; buried here.; headstone and grave
marker shown; "WV Seaman 1 CL, USNR"


Cora Lee Hardy

1. 1920 Census, Mc Dowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Wilcoe; taken on 5 Feb 1920; Page 164B;
Family #498/532.
Listed as Cora Hardy; age 8; born in WV; in household of father, Roy F. Hardy.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1936); Page 317; WV Archives Web Site.
Ab Amburn; age 24; born in Carroll Co, VA; single; miner; living at Havaco, WV; son of Charles and
Anna Amburn; married on 29 Apr 1936 at Capels, WV; Cora Lee Hardy; age 24; born in McDowell
Co, WV; single; living at Bartley, WV; daughter of Roy and Tela Hardy.
3. FindAGrave.com; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 9 Dec 2013.
Cory Hardy Amburn; born 29 Jul 1911; died 5 Oct 1983; headstone and grave marker shown;
"Beloved Wife and Mother".


Charles Amburn

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Maitland; taken on 5 Jan 1920; Page 5A;
Image 9 of 53; Family #82/85.
Listed as Charles Amburn; age 33; born in VA; married; foreman in coal mine; head of household.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Havaco, WV; taken on 4 Apr 1930; Page 4B; Image
8 of 26; Family #78/89.
Listed as Charles Amburn; age 43; born in VA; married at 21; coal miner; head of household.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Death Registry; Vol #__(1965); Browns Creek District; WV Archives Web Site.
Charles Amburn; age 79; born on 30 Nov 1885 at ivanhoe, VA; retired miner; living at Roderfield, WV;
married; son of Robert amburn and unknown mother; died on 10 Nov 1965 in Grace Hospital,
Welch, WV from abdominal aortic aneurysm with rupture; buried on 12 Nov 1965 in Iaeger Memorial,
Roderfield, WV.


Anna Walton Burnett

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Maitland; taken on 5 Jan 1920; Page 5A;
Image 9 of 53; Family #82/85.
Listed as Anne Amburn; age 28; born in VA; married; in household of husband, Charles Amburn.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Havaco, WV; taken on 4 Apr 1930; Page 4B; Image
8 of 26; Family #78/89.
Listed as Anna Amburn; age 38; born in VA; married at 18; in household of husband, Charles Amburn.


Myrtle Amburn

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Maitland; taken on 5 Jan 1920; Page 5A;
Image 9 of 53; Family #82/85.
Listed as Myrtle Amburn; age 1 yr, 2 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Charles Amburn.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Havaco, WV; taken on 4 Apr 1930; Page 4B; Image
8 of 26; Family #78/89.
Listed as Myrtle Amburn; age 11; born in WV; in household of father, Charles Amburn.
3. "Princeton Times"; Princeton, WV; Saturday, May 11, 2013; newspaper Obit.
"WELCH — Myrtle Amburn, 94, of Elkhorn Tower, Welch, formerly of Big Sandy, passed away Friday, May 10, 2013 in Loving Hands Adult Care in Bluefield.

'Born November 25, 1918 in Ivanhoe, Va., she was the daughter of the late Charlie Amburn and Annie Burnett Amburn. She was a foster grandparent at Mount View High School for 20 years, and was a former 4-H leader of The Nightingales at Big Sandy. She attended the First United Methodist Church in Welch.

"In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Ethel Gillespie and Mae Melfa, and a brother, Ab Amburn.

"Those left to cherish her memory are special caregivers, her niece, Shirley "Chubby" Hall of Big Sandy and great-niece, Becky Young of Princeton; four nieces, Margaret Brumfield and Carol Arrant both of Beckley, Margie Brooks of Morgantown and Petie Ratliff of Georgia; a nephew, Robert "Bob" Gillespie of Imlay City, Mich.; and several great-nieces and nephews.

"Funeral service will be conducted Tuesday, May 14 at 1 p.m. in the Douglas Mortuary chapel in Welch with the Rev. Olen Butcher-Winfree officiating. Burial will follow in Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield. ..."


William Harold Amburn

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Havaco, WV; taken on 4 Apr 1930; Page 4B; Image
8 of 26; Family #78/89.
Listed as William Amburn; age 8; born in WV; in household of father, Charles Amburn.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #16170; WV Archives Web Site.
William Harold Amburn; age 16 yrs, 2 mons, 6 days; born on 30 Sep 1921 at Hemphill, WV; school
boy; livin at Havaco, WV; son of Charles and Annie (Burnett) Amburn, both born in Ivanhoe, VA; died
on 6 Nov 1937 at havaco, WV from carditis, due to rhumatic fever with nephritis; buried on 8 Nov
1937 at Ivanhoe, VA; informant, Charles Amburn, Havaco, WV.


John Hardy

1. 1910 Census, Washington Co, TN; Johnson City; taken on 18/22 Apr 1910; Page 192A; Image 1 of
33; Family #7/9.
Listed as John Hardy; age 49; born in NC; married once for 20 yrs; laborer; odd jobs; head of
household.


Mary A.

1. 1910 Census, Washington Co, TN; Johnson City; taken on 18/22 Apr 1910; Page 192A; Image 1 of
33; Family #7/9.
Listed as Mary A. Hardy; age 43; born in TN; married once for 20 yrs; 8 children, 6 living; in
household of husband, John Hardy.


Lillie F. Hardy

1. 1910 Census, Washington Co, TN; Johnson City; taken on 18/22 Apr 1910; Page 192A; Image 1 of
33; Family #7/9.
Listed as Lillie F. Hardy; age 19; born in TN; in household of father, John Hardy.


Mary M. Hardy

1. 1910 Census, Washington Co, TN; Johnson City; taken on 18/22 Apr 1910; Page 192A; Image 1 of
33; Family #7/9.
Listed as Mary M. Hardy; age 18; born in TN; in household of father, John Hardy.


Nannie V. Hardy

1. 1910 Census, Washington Co, TN; Johnson City; taken on 18/22 Apr 1910; Page 192A; Image 1 of
33; Family #7/9.
Listed as Nannie V. Hardy; age 14; born in TN; in household of father, John Hardy.


James Hardy

1. 1910 Census, Washington Co, TN; Johnson City; taken on 18/22 Apr 1910; Page 192A; Image 1 of
33; Family #7/9.
Listed as james Hardy; age 6; born in TN; in household of father, John Hardy.


William M. Woods

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1926); Page 424; WV Archives Web Site.
W, M. Woods; age 25; born in Pulaski Co, VA; single; miner; living at Capels, WV; son of Ernest and
Rebecca; married on 1 May 1926 at Havaco, WV; May Ambern; age 17; born in Wythe Co, VA;
single; daughter of Charles and May (sic, Anna).
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 9 Dec 2013.
William Woods; born 19 Jun 1897; died 30 May 1968; buried here; Woods headstone and grave marker
photos shown.


Mae Amburn

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Maitland; taken on 5 Jan 1920; Page 5A;
Image 9 of 53; Family #82/85.
Listed as Mae Amburn; age 11; born in VA; in household of father, Charles Amburn.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1926); Page 424; WV Archives Web Site.
W, M. Woods; age 25; born in Pulaski Co, VA; single; miner; living at Capels, WV; son of Ernest and
Rebecca; married on 1 May 1926 at Havaco, WV; May Ambern; age 17; born in Wythe Co, VA; single;
daughter of Charles and May (sic, Anna).


Violet Marie Woods

1. Violet marie Woods; age 11 yrs, 7 mons, 11 days; born 5 Apr 1927 at Havaco, WV; school girl;
living at Hemphill, WV; daughter of William and Mae (Amburn) Woods; died 18 Nov 1938 in
Stevens Clinic, Welch, WV; due to rheumatic heart disease; buried 19 Nov 1938 in Roderfield
Cemetery; informant, William Woods, Hemphill, WV.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 9 Dec 2013.
Violet Marie Woods; born 15 Apr 1927; died 16 Nov 1938; buried here; Woods headstone and grave
marker photos shown.


Ernest L. Woods

1. Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940; LDS Web Site.
Ernest L. Woods; age 20; born in Botetourt Co, VA; single; son of Willam P, and M.A. Woods;
married on 28 Dec 1882 in Giles Co, VA; Rebecca E. Carper; age 20; born in Pulaski Co, VA; single;
daughter of J. and M. Carper.


Rebecca Evelyn Carper

1. Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940; LDS Web Site.
Ernest L. Woods; age 20; born in Botetourt Co, VA; single; son of Willam P, and M.A. Woods;
married on 28 Dec 1882 in Giles Co, VA; Rebecca E. Carper; age 20; born in Pulaski Co, VA; single;
daughter of J. and M. Carper.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 30 Apr 1910; Page 118B; Image
39 of 46; Family #295/324.
Listed as Rebecca Woods; age 44; born in VA; married once for 28 yrs; 3 children, all living;
proprietor of boarding house; head of household.
3. Wayne Co, WV; death Certificate #3860; WV Archives Web Site.
Rebecca Evelyn Woods; age 88 yrs, 0 mons, 21 days; born 25 Feb 1859 in Pulaski Co, VA; widow;
living at Welch, WV; housewife; daughter of Jacob and Margaret (Saunders) Carper; died 16 Mar
1947 at Fort Cay, WV; from lobar pneumonia due to old fracture of hip; buried 17 Mar 1947 in
Bartram Cemetery, Fort Gay, WV; informant, Mrs. Bennie Kodolsky, Fort Gay, WV.


Willie Woods

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 30 Apr 1910; Page 118B; Image
39 of 46; Family #295/324.
Listed as Willie Woods; age 12; born in VA; single; in household of mother, Rebecca (_____)
Woods.


Kelly R. Gillespie

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1933); Page 299; WV Archives Web Site.
Kelly Gilespie; age 23; born in Tazewell Co, VA; single; miner; living at Hemphill, WV; son of J.B. and
Mary; married on 28 Jul 1933 at Hemphill, WV; Ethel Ambern; age 22; born in McDowell Co, WV;
single; living at Hemphill, WV; daughter of Charles and Annie.
2. US Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Kelly R Gillespie
Residence Date 01 Oct 1998
Residence Place Hensley, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 28 Nov 1910..."

"...Address Ellifritz Fountain
Address Continued Hensley, West Virginia 24843
Address Date 01 Oct 1998
2nd Address General Delivery
2nd Address Continued Hensley, West Virginia 24843
2nd Address Date 01 Jan 1998
3rd Address 4 PO Box
3rd Address Continued Hensley, West Virginia 24843
3rd Address Date 01 Dec 1984-01 Jan 2004..."
3. Social Security Death Index; LDS Web Site.
Kelly Gillespie; age 90; born 28 Nov 1910; died 23 Jan 2000; last residence, WV; card issued in WV.
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 3 Dec 2013.
Kelly Gillespie; born in 1910; died in 2000; buried here; double headstone photo shown with wife, Ethel
V. Gillespie; "OUR FATHER WHICH ART IN HEAVEN".


Ethel Virginia Amburn

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Maitland; taken on 5 Jan 1920; Page 5A;
Image 9 of 53; Family #82/85.
Listed as Ethel Amburn; age 7; born in WV; in household of father, Charles Amburn.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Havaco, WV; taken on 4 Apr 1930; Page 4B; Image
8 of 26; Family #78/89.
Listed as Ethel Amburn; age 16; born in WV; in household of father, Charles Amburn.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1933); Page 299; WV Archives Web Site.
Kelly Gilespie; age 23; born in Tazewell Co, VA; single; miner; living at Hemphill, WV; son of J.B. and
Mary; married on 28 Jul 1933 at Hemphill, WV; Ethel Ambern; age 22; born in McDowell Co, WV;
single; living at Hemphill, WV; daughter of Charles and Annie.
4. Social Security Death Index, 1970-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Ethel V. Gillespie
SSN: 233-54-7188
Last Residence:
24843 Hensley, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
BORN: 6 Aug 1912
Died: Jan 1989
State (Year) SSN issued: West Virginia (1951-1952)..."
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 3 Dec 2013.
Ethel V. Gillespie; born in 1913; died in 1990; buried here; double headstone photo shown with husband,
Kelly Gillespie; "OUR FATHER WHICH ART IN HEAVEN".


Luigi Arena

1. McDowell Co, WV; WW II Draft Registration Card #U-913; 27 Apr 1942; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Luigi Arena; age 50; born on 22 Jul 1891 in Sicily, Italy; living at Bartley, WV; employed by Pond
Creek Pocahontas Co, Bartley, WV; person who will always know address, Mrs. Luigi Arena, Bartley,
WV; 5' 4" tall; 152 lbs; brown eyes; black hair; ruddy complexion.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #17197; WV Archives Web Site.
Luigi Arena; age 65; born on 22 Jul 1891 in Italy; married; coal miner; living at Bartley, WV;
SS# 233-07-6422; son of Conselo and Allotta (Poubes) Arena; died on 8 dec 1956 at Bartley, WV;
from heart failure due to silicosis and emphysema; buried on 11 Dec 1956 in Iaeger Memorial;
informant, Virginia Arena.
3. FindAGrave.com; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
F. Hylton; 1 Apr 2011; maintained by Moo, Esq; double headston photo added B. Walls.
Luigi Arena; born 22 Jul 1891; died 8 dec 1956; buried here; WW I Draft Registration and Death Certificate
shown.
Angelina Arena; born 8 Sep 1894; died 4 Oct 1988; buried here; double headstone with husband,
Luigi Arena, and Petition for Naturalization, No. 1874; shown.
Angelina Arena; age 50; born 8 Sep 1894 in Villarosa, Italy; housewife; living at Bartley, WV; 4' 11"
tall; 174 lbs; brown eyes; gray hair; medium complexion; wife of Luigi Arena; born 22 Jul 1891 at
Villarosa, Italy; married 15 Sep 1908 at Villarosa, Italy. Luigi Arena entered US on 26 Apr 19__ at
Boston, MA on 26 Apr 19__.He was naturalized on 10 Feb 1925 at Welch, WV while living at Bartley.
(Names, birthplace and date listed for 10 children)
Angelina Arens; entered US on 22 Apr 1915 at Boston, MA abord the SS Caerta; under the name of
Angelina Allatto.


Angelina Allatto

1. FindAGrave.com; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 25 Feb 2014.
Angelina Arena; born 8 Sep 1894; died 4 Oct 1988; buried here; double headstone with husband,
Luigi Arena, and Petition for Naturalization, No. 1874; shown.
Angelina Arena; age 50; born 8 Sep 1894 in Villarosa, Italy; housewife; living at Bartley, WV; 4' 11"
tall; 174 lbs; brown eyes; gray hair; medium complexion; wife of Luigi Arena; born 22 Jul 1891 at
Villarosa, Italy; married 15 Sep 1908 at Villarosa, Italy. Luigi Arena entered US on 26 Apr 19__ at
Boston, MA on 26 Apr 19__.He was naturalized on 10 Feb 1925 at Welch, WV while living at Bartley.
(Names, birthplace and date listed for 10 children)
Angelina Arens; entered US on 22 Apr 1915 at Boston, MA abord the SS Caerta; under the name of
Angelina Allatto.