McDowell and Wyoming Co WV Families and Individuals

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Mary Ellen Whitehead

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1949); Page 193; WV Archives Web Site.
James Randolph Fanning; age 19; born at Vulcan, WV; single; living at Iaeger, WV; married on 17 Apr
1949 at Iaeger, WV; Mary Ellen Cyphers; age 25; born at North Holsten, VA; divorced; living at Welch,
WV.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1953); Page 59; WV Archives Web Site.
James Randolph Fanning; age 24; born at Vulcan, WV; single; living at Welch, WV; married on 23 Nov
1953 Methodist Parsonage, Iaeger, WV; Mary Ellen Whitehead Cyphers; age 29; born at North
Holsten, VA; divorced; living at Welch, WV.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site.
" Mary Ellen Whitehead Fanning
Birth 11 Feb 1924
North Holston, Smyth County, Virginia, USA
Death 8 Sep 1990 (aged 66)
Greenville, Pitt County, North Carolina, USA
Burial
Roselawn Memorial Gardens
Princeton, Mercer County, West Virginia"


James Randolph "Randy" Fanning

1. 1930 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Magnolia District; taken on 30 Apr 1930; Page 209A; Image 12 of 13;
Family #115/120.
Listed as Randolph Fanning; age 6 mons; born in WV; in household of father, James P. Fanning.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Iaeger; E.D, 24-56; taken on 12 Apr 1940;
Page1079A; Image 21 of 28; Household #194.
Listed as James Randolph Fanning; age 10; born in WV; 5th grade education; attending school;
lived in same place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, James P. Fanning.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1949); Page 193; WV Archives Web Site.
James Randolph Fanning; age 19; born at Vulcan, WV; single; living at Iaeger, WV; married on 17
Apr1949 at Iaeger, WV; Mary Ellen Cyphers; age 25; born at North Holsten, VA; divorced; living at
Welch, WV.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1953); Page 59; WV Archives Web Site.
James Randolph Fanning; age 24; born at Vulcan, WV; single; living at Welch, WV; married on 23
Nov 1953 Methodist Parsonage, Iaeger, WV; Mary Ellen Whitehead Cyphers; age 29; born at North
Holsten, VA; divorced; living at Welch, WV.
5. U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: James Fanning
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 11 Oct 1929
Death Date: 20 Dec 1999
SSN: 232427876
Branch 1: M (USMC)
Enlistment Date 1: 12 Jun 1946
Release Date 1: 31 Oct 1971"
6. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: James Randolph Fanning
[James R Fanning]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 11 Oct 1928
Birth Place: Vulcan Mingo, West Virginia
Death Date: 20 Dec 1999
Father: James P Fanning
Mother: Gertrude E Neal
SSN: 232427876
Notes: Jun 1945: Name listed as JAMES RANDOLPH FANNING;
04 Jan 2000: Name listed as JAMES R FANNING"
7. FindAGrave.com Web Site.
" James Randolph “Ranny” Fanning
Birth 11 Oct 1929
USA
Death 20 Dec 1999 (aged 70)
New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina, USA
Burial
Roselawn Memorial Gardens
Princeton, Mercer County, West Virginia"
Additional Information Posted.
"M GY SGT US MARINE CORPS VIETNAM"
8. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom
Hatcher and Sandra Long; "The Fanning Family"; Article; Page 145; submitted by Robert Fanning,
PO Box 1008, Welch, WV 24801


Mary Ellen Whitehead

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1949); Page 193; WV Archives Web Site.
James Randolph Fanning; age 19; born at Vulcan, WV; single; living at Iaeger, WV; married on 17 Apr
1949 at Iaeger, WV; Mary Ellen Cyphers; age 25; born at North Holsten, VA; divorced; living at Welch,
WV.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1953); Page 59; WV Archives Web Site.
James Randolph Fanning; age 24; born at Vulcan, WV; single; living at Welch, WV; married on 23 Nov
1953 Methodist Parsonage, Iaeger, WV; Mary Ellen Whitehead Cyphers; age 29; born at North
Holsten, VA; divorced; living at Welch, WV.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site.
" Mary Ellen Whitehead Fanning
Birth 11 Feb 1924
North Holston, Smyth County, Virginia, USA
Death 8 Sep 1990 (aged 66)
Greenville, Pitt County, North Carolina, USA
Burial
Roselawn Memorial Gardens
Princeton, Mercer County, West Virginia"


Howard Dewey Sly Jr

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1948); Page 168; WV Archives Web Site.
Howard D. Sly, Jr; age 20; born and living at Welch, WV; single; married on 27 Feb 1948 at Iaeger,
WV; Shirley Maxine Fanning; age 20; born at Vulcan, WV; single; living at Iaeger, WV.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1960); Page 82; WV Archives Web Site.
Howard D. Sly, Jr; age 32; born and living in Welch, WV; divorced; married on 12 Oct 1960 at Welch,
WV; Nancy Rebecca Brown; age 29; born in Princeton, WV; divorced; living at Welch, WV.
3. Mercer Co, WV; Death Registry; Vpl #__(1966); Page 41; WV Archives Web Site.
Howard Dewey Sly, Jr; age 37; born 24 Apr 1928 at Welch, WV; married; employed by Howard,
Inc.; SS#224-36-7682; son of Howard D. and Alma Donahoe) Sly, Sr; died 14 Mar 1966 in the
Bluefield Sanitarium Hospital, Bluefield, WV; from respiratory failure due to a cerebral contusion
from fall, striking head on floor; buried 17 Mar 1966 in Woodlawn, Bluefield (sic, Bluewell), WV;
informant, Mrs. Howard Sly, Jr.
4. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; 1995; Edited by Dr, Thomas C.
Hatcher; Geneva Steele; Sandra Long and Christine Carr McGuire; "Nancy Sly" Article; Page 238;
submitted by Nancy Sly, Welch, WV 24801.
5. FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by Valerie Neal; 30 Apr 2018.
" Howard Dewey Sly Jr.
Birth 24 Apr 1928
Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 17 Mar 1966 (aged 37)
Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Woodlawn Memorial Park
Bluewell, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 189314589"


Shirley Maxine Fanning

1. 1930 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Magnolia District; taken on 30 Apr 1930; Page 209A; Image 12 of 13;
Family #115/120.
Listed as Shirley Fanning; age 2; born in WV; in household of father, James P. Fanning.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Iaeger; E.D, 24-56; taken on 12 Apr 1940;
Page 1079A; Image 21 of 28; Household #194.
Listed as Shirley Fanning; age 12; born in WV; 6th grade education; attending school; lived in
same place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, James P. Fanning.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1948); Page 168; WV Archives Web Site.
Howard D. Sly, Jr; age 20; born and living at Welch, WV; single; married on 27 Feb 1948 at Iaeger,
WV; Shirley maxine Fanning; age 20; born at Vulcan, WV; single; living at Iaeger, WV.
4. Fanning Funeral Home; Welch, WV; Posted Obit.
"Shirley M. Fanning Lambert, age 85, of Iaeger-Roderfield Road, passed away Thursday, November 21, 2013 at Bluefield Regional Medical Center. Born March 2, 1928 in Vulcan, West Virginia. She was the daughter of the late J.P. and Gertrude E. Neal Fanning.
Shirley was the second born of seven children: Juanita, Shirley, Ranny, Bob, John Pat, Judy and Tom. She was a graduate of Iaeger High School, Class of 1946 being very active in keeping the Class Reunions together. She was a staunch supporter of Iaeger High School. A member of the Iaeger United Methodist Church, was serving on the Board of Trustees and Chairperson of the Margaret Harmon Circle. Also, Shirley was the first and only female Mayor of Iaeger and served on the Board of Directors for Commission on Aging. She was the former owner of Shirl’s Flowers & Gifts in Iaeger.
Immediate survivors include: one daughter: Frances (Dee Dee) and husband, Howard Bivens of Iaeger-Roderfield Road; one son: Jim and wife, Terri Sly of Welch. Two granddaughters: Amy L. Bivens and husband Mark Melin of San Bruno, CA and Myra Sly of Salem, VA.
Funeral Services will be conducted Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. from the Fanning Funeral Home Chapel in Welch with the Reverend Don Morgan officiating. Burial will follow at Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield WV..."
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Orval Hodges; 22 Nov 2013.
Shirley M. Fanning Lambert; born 2 Mar 1928; died 21 Nov 2013; buried here; no grave marker
photo show; personal photo and obit posted.
6. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom
Hatcher and Sandra Long; "The Fanning Family"; Article; Page 145; submitted by Robert Fanning,
PO Box 1008, Welch, WV 24801


Charles Robert Farmer

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1920); Page 198; WV Archives Web Site.
Charlie Farmer; age 24; born in Tazewell Co, VA; single; miner; living at Blarlow?; son of John and
Mary; married on 14 Aug 1920 at Welch, WV; Effie Graham; age 19; born in Mercer Co, WV; single;
daughter of I.M. and Eliza.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Anawalt-Pocahontas Road; taken on 17 Apr 1930;
Page 161B; Image 24 of 36; Family #227/240.
Listed as Charlie Farmer; age 33; born in VA; married at 25; coal miner; head of household.
3. Mercer Co, WV; WW II Draft Registration Card # U-1237; 27 Apr 1942; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Charles Robert Farmer; age 47; born on 24 Oct 1895 in Tazewell Co, VA; living at RFD 1, Box 272;
Princeton, WV; employed by J.W. Bogle, RFD 1, Princeton, WV as farmer; person who will always
know address, J.W. Bogle, RFD 1, Princeton, WV; 6' 1" tall; 175 lbs; blue eyes; blonde hair; light
complexion; scar on right knee.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Death Registry; Vol #__(1963); Browns Creek District; WV Archives Web Site.
Charlie Farmer; age 69; birth date and place unknown; retired; son of unknown parents; divorced;
living at Northfork, WV; veteran of WW I; died on 22 Jul 1963 in Stevens Clinic, Welch, WV from lobar
pneumonia; buried on 26 Jul 1963 in Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, WV; informant, J.H.
Murry, MD.
5. Social Security death Index; LDS Web Site.
Charles Farmer; age 68; born on 24 Oct 1895; died in Jul 1963; ss # 229-12-4490; card issued in VA.
6. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Kenneth Bowen; 11 Jun 2010
Charlie Farmer; born in 1894; died 22 Jul 1963; buried here; no grave marker photo Shown.


Effie Graham

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1920); Page 198; WV Archives Web Site.
Charlie Farmer; age 24; born in Tazewell Co, VA; single; miner; living at Blarlow?; son of John and
Mary; married on 14 Aug 1920 at Welch, WV; Effie Graham; age 19; born in Mercer Co, WV; single;
daughter of I.M. and Eliza.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Anawalt-Pocahontas Road; taken on 17 Apr 1930;
Page 161B; Image 24 of 36; Family #227/240.
Listed as Effie Farmer; age 29; born in VA; married at 19; in household of husband, Charles R.
Farmer.
3. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Effie Farmer; born on 9 Apr 1942; died in Jul 1986; last residence, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co,
VA; SS # 234-18-3944; card issued in WV before 1951.


Kathleen Farmer

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Anawalt-Pocahontas Road; taken on 17 Apr 1930;
Page 161B; Image 24 of 36; Family #227/240.
Listed as Cathleen Farmer; age 9; born in WV; in household of father, Charles R. Farmer.


Lorine Farmer

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Anawalt-Pocahontas Road; taken on 17 Apr 1930;
Page 161B; Image 24 of 36; Family #227/240.
Listed as Lorine Farmer; age 6; born in WV; in household of father, Charles R. Farmer.


Fredrick J. Farmer

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Anawalt-Pocahontas Road; taken on 17 Apr 1930;
Page 161B; Image 24 of 36; Family #227/240.
Listed as Fredrick Farmer; age 5 yrs, 0 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Charles R. Farmer.
2. Deleware Death Records, 1855-1955; LDS Web Site.
Fredrick J. Farmer; died on 16 feb 1946 at Wilmington manor, New Castle Co, DL; parents, Charles
and Effie Farmer.


Miller Farmer

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Anawalt-Pocahontas Road; taken on 17 Apr 1930;
Page 161B; Image 24 of 36; Family #227/240.
Listed as Miller Farmer; age 11 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Charles R. Farmer.


Lee Roy Herbert Bench

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1939); Page 73; WV Archives Web Site.
Lee Roy Bench; born 14 May 1916 in Hampton, TN; single; living at Keystone, WV; son of Fielding
and Della; married on 28 Jan 1939 at Welch, WV; Allie Mae Poff; born 7 Jan 1917 in Michigan Co
(could not locate this place), TN; single; parents unknown, reared in an orphanage.
2. Deleware Marriage Records, 1913-1954; LDS Web Site.
Lee Roy Herbert Bench; age 27; son of Fielden and Delia (Monk) Bench; married on 5 Aug 1944
at Smyrna. Kent Co, DL Pauline Lettie Farmer; age 21; daughter of Charlie and Effie Farmer.


Pauline Lettie Farmer

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Anawalt-Pocahontas Road; taken on 17 Apr 1930;
Page 161B; Image 24 of 36; Family #227/240.
Listed as Pauline Farmer; age 7; born in WV; in household of father, Charles R. Farmer.


Conley M. Farmer

1. Mingo Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1926); Page 414; WV Archives Web Site.
C.M. Farmer; age 21; born in Mingo Co, WV; single; miner; living at Kenova, WV; son of D.H. and
Sallie farmer; married on 14 Aug 1926 at Nolan, WV; Mae Blevins; age 17; born in Floyd Co, KY;
single; daughter of Marshall and Martha Blevins.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #7486; WV Archives Web Site.
Conley M. Farmer; age 49; born on 10 Aug 1905 at Eckman, WV; married; machine man in coal
mine; living at Gary, WV; SS # 233-01-7904; son of David Harrison and Sally (Parsons) Farmer; died
on 12 Jun 1955 in Stevens Clinic, Welch, WV from a pulmonary embolism due to fracture of right
patella with ruptured tendon; from car wreck which occured on 16 Apr 1955; buried on 15 Jun 1955
in Iaeger Memorial; informant, Mrs. Mae Farmer.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Becky, 17 Jun 2009; maintained by Denise Drake Horton; headstone photo added by B. Walls.
Conley M. Farmer; born 10 Aug 1905; died 12 Jun 1955; buried here; headstone photo shown.


Mae Blevins

1. Mingo Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1926); Page 414; WV Archives Web Site.
C.M. Farmer; age 21; born in Mingo Co, WV; single; miner; living at Kenova, WV; son of D.H. and
Sallie farmer; married on 14 Aug 1926 at Nolan, WV; Mae Blevins; age 17; born in Floyd Co, KY;
single; daughter of Marshall and Martha Blevins.