McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Eleanor Ruth Atkins

1. FindAGrave.com; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Mabel Orgovan; 24 Feb 2001; grave marker photo added by B. Walls.
Ellnoe Ruth Atkins Quesada; born 6 Jun 1939 in McDowell Co, WV; died 23 Dec 1968 in Garden City,
Wayne Co, MI; buried here; grave marker photo shown.
2."The Daily Commercial; Leesburg, FL; Saturday, April 6, 2002; Posted Obit; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Mabel Orgovan, 66, of Weirsdale, died Thursday (April 4, 2002) in Leesburg. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, she had lived in Weirsdale for the three years and was employed as an assistant manager of one of the Florida Turnpike's toll plazas. She was formerly a longtime resident of Coleman. Survivors include two sons, Charles L. Orgovan and Keith A. Orgovan, both of Weirsdale; two daughters, Karen J. Gedeon, of Summerfield, and Tami Orgovan, of Ozark, Ala.; her fiance, Joseph Quesada, of Oxford; 11 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughters. She is predeceased by two sons, Louis C. Orgovan and Kenneth J. Orgovan.
(Mabel Orgovan was engaged to Joseph Quesada at the time of her death in 2002. She posted a memorial to Eleanor Ruth
Atkins Quesada the year before. Could Eleanor have been the first wife of Joseph Quesada?)


Henry Ratcliff Jr

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1932); Page 244; WV Archives Web Site.
Henry Ratcliff, Jr; age 21; born in Pulaski Co, VA; single; timberman; living at Mohegan, WV; son of
Henry and Adeline; married on 16 Nov 1940 at Welch, WV; Margarett Genaskie; age 18; born in
McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of John and Dellie.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #14797; WV Archives Web Site.
Henry Radcliff; age 28 yrs, 7 mons, 13 days; born 15 Apr 1912 in Pulaski Co, VA; married; husband of
Margaret Genaskie, age 26; timberman in coal mine; living at Mohegan, WV; son of Henry and
Agaline (Short) Radcliff; died 28 Nov 1940 in Welch Emergency Hospital, Welch, WV from chronic
myocarditis with hypertension following appendectomy for acute appendicitis; buried 30 Nov 1940 in
Iaeger Memorial, Roderfield, WV; informant, Mrs. Henry Radcliff, Mohegan, WV.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Death Registry; Vol #__(1940); Page 422; WV Archives Web Site.
Henry Ratcliff; age 28 yrs, 7 mons, 13 days; born in Pulaski, VA; timberman; husband of
Margaret Genooker (sic, Genaskie); son of Henry and Adaline (Short) Ratcliff; died 28 Nov 1940 in
Browns Creek District, McDowell Co, WV; due to myocarditis with hypertension; no
burial information; informant, Mrs. Henry Ratcliff.
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV;
submitted by B. Walls; 24 Feb 2014.
Henry Ratcliff; born 15 Apr 1912; died 28 Nov 1940; buried here; headstone with personal
photo shown; "Inscription:Gone but not forgotten"
5. FindAGrave.com; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Lockhart Stockdale: 28 Aug 2010.
Henry Radcliff; born 15 Apr 1912; died 28 Nov 1940; buried here; no grave marker photo shown.
(Henry's surname was Ratcliff not Radcliff. This memorial is in error)


Margaret Genaskie

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1932); Page 244; WV Archives Web Site.
Henry Ratcliff, Jr; age 21; born in Pulaski Co, VA; single; timberman; living at Mohegan, WV; son of
Henry and Adeline; married on 16 Nov 1940 at Welch, WV; Margarett Genaskie; age 18; born in
McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of John and Dellie.


Joseph Ratcliff

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #15013; WV Archives Web Site.
Joseph Ratcliff; age 1 day, 2 hrs; born 25 Nov 1938 at Mohegan, WV; son of Henry and Margaret
(Genaskie) Ratcliff; died 26 Nov 1938 at Mohehan, WV; due to premature birth; buried 26 Nov 1938
in Mohegan Cemetery, informant, Henry Ratcliff, Mohegan, WV.


Jerome Cassady

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1936); Page 344; WV Archives Web Site.
Jerome Cassaday; age 23; born in Martin Co, KY; single; saw-miller; living at Panther, WV; son of
Floyd and Anna; married on 4 Sep 1936 at Panther, WV; Reevia Nunn; age 28; born in Clark Co, KY;
single; daughter of William and Nannie.


Reeva Nunn

1. 1910 Census, Breathitt Co, KY; Jackson; taken on 5/6 May 1910; Page 13B; Image 26 of 27;
Family #243/251.
Listed as Reeva Nunn; age 2; born in KY; in household of father, William Nunn.
2. 1920 census, Mingo Co, WV; Harvey District; taken on 10 Jan 1920; Page 27A; Image 13 of 30;
Family #118/119.
Listed as Reeva Nunn; age 11; born in KY; in household of father, William Nunn.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Panther; taken on 8 Apr 1930; Page 180A;
Image 15 of 56; Family #145/145.
Listed as Reeva Nunn; age 22; born in KY; single; in household of father, William Nunn.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1936); Page 344; WV Archives Web Site.
Jerome Cassaday; age 23; born in Martin Co, KY; single; saw-miller; living at Panther, WV; son of
Floyd and Anna; married on 4 Sep 1936 at Panther, WV; Reevia Nunn; age 28; born in Clark Co, KY;
single; daughter of William and Nannie.


Andew Jackson Rakes

1. 1910 Census, Wythe Co, VA; Fort Chiswell District; taken on 26 Apr 1910; Page 51B; Image 16 of 33;
Family #130/132.
Listed as Andrew J. Rakes; age 50; born in VA; married once for 18 yrs; coal miner; head of household.


Louisa Elizabeth Viars

1. 1910 Census, Wythe Co, VA; Fort Chiswell District; taken on 26 Apr 1910; Page 51B; Image 16 of 33;
Family #130/132.
Listed as Louise E. Rakes; age 36; born in VA; married once for 18 yrs; 9 children, 8 living; in household
of husband, Andrew J. Rakes.


James W. Rakes

1. 1910 Census, Wythe Co, VA; Fort Chiswell District; taken on 26 Apr 1910; Page 51B; Image 16 of 33;
Family #130/132.
Listed as James W. Rakes; age 16; born in VA; odd jobs on farm; in household of father, Andrew J. Rakes.


Virginia D. Rakes

1. 1910 Census, Wythe Co, VA; Fort Chiswell District; taken on 26 Apr 1910; Page 51B; Image 16 of 33;
Family #130/132.
Listed as Virginia D. Rakes; age 12; born in VA; in household of father, Andrew J. Rakes.


John R. Rakes

1. 1910 Census, Wythe Co, VA; Fort Chiswell District; taken on 26 Apr 1910; Page 51B; Image 16 of 33;
Family #130/132.
Listed as John R. Rakes; age 10; born in VA; in household of father, Andrew J. Rakes.


Nancy E. Rakes

1. 1910 Census, Wythe Co, VA; Fort Chiswell District; taken on 26 Apr 1910; Page 51B; Image 16 of 33;
Family #130/132.
Listed as Nancy E. Rakes; age 8; born in VA; in household of father, Andrew J. Rakes.


Louisa F. Rakes

1. 1910 Census, Wythe Co, VA; Fort Chiswell District; taken on 26 Apr 1910; Page 51B; Image 16 of 33;
Family #130/132.
Listed as Louisa F. Rakes; age 5; born in VA; in household of father, Andrew J. Rakes.


Charles Ellis Rakes

1. 1910 Census, Wythe Co, VA; Fort Chiswell District; taken on 26 Apr 1910; Page 51B; Image 16 of 33;
Family #130/132.
Listed as Charley Rakes; age 1 mon; born in VA; in household of father, Andrew J. Rakes.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Hemphill; E.D. 24-39; taken on 20 May 1940;
Page 774B; Image 19 of 31; Household #141.
Listed as Charles E. Rakes; age 30; born in VA; married; no education; lived in same house on 1 Apr
1935; coal miner; head of household.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #5119; WV Archives Web Site.
Charles Ellis Rakes; age 45; born 25 Mar 1910 in Wythe Co, VA; married; coal miner; living at
Hemphill, WV; son of Andrew and Louise Rakes; died 6 Jan 1955 in the Welch Emergency Hospital,
Welch, WV fron glioblastoma, multiforme (brain tumor), paralysis, right (side); buried 8 Jan 1955 at
Roderfield, WV; informant, Mrs Sarah Rakes.
4. FindAGrave.com; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Kenneth Bowen; 4 Dec 2011; headstone photo added by B. Walls.
Charles Ellis Rakes; born 25 Mar 1910; died 6 Jan 1955; buried here; headstone photo shown;
"HUSBAND"; "GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN".


Sarah Mae Roberts

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 14 Apr 1930; Page 257A; Image 33
of 51; Family #280/284.
Listed as Sarah M. Roberts; age 14; born in WV; in household of father, Thomas M. Roberts
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records, Vol #__(1934); Page 201; WV Archives Web Site.
Eli Rakes, Jr; age 24; born in Washington Co, VA; single; miner; living at Hemphill, WV; son of Eli and
Sarah; married on 17 Nov 1934 at Welch, Sarah Roberts; age 19; born in McDowell Co, WV; single;
daughter of Tom and Lennie.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Hemphill; E.D. 24-39; taken on 20 May 1940;
Page 774B; Image 19 of 31; Household #141.
Listed as Sarah M. Rakes; age 24; born in WV; married; 1 yr HS education; lived in same house on 1 Apr
1935; in household of husband, Charles E. Rakes.
4. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Sarah Mae Rakes
[Sarah Rakes]
[Sarah Mae Roberts]
SSN: 236960230
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 8 Jul 1916
Birth Place: Panther Mcdo, West Virginia
[Panther, West Virginia]
Death Date: 13 Jun 1988
Father: Thomas Roberts
Mother: Kathleen Roberts
Type of Claim: Original SSN.
Notes: 26 Feb 1973: Name listed as SARAH MAE RAKES; 07 Jul 1988: Name listed as SARAH RAKES"
5. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Sarah Rakes; born 8 Jul 1915; died 13 Jun 1988; last residence, Hemphill, McDowell Co, WV;
SS # 236-96-0230; card issued in WV in 1973.


Ray Roosevelt Rakes

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Registry; Vol #__(1936); Page 177; Line #9; WV Archives Web Site.
Ray Rossevelt Rakes; age 11 (sic) mons; born 1 Mar 1935 in WV; son of Charles Ellis and Sarah Mae
(Roberts) Rakes; died 30 Sep 1936 at Hemphill, WV due to marasmus; buried 2 Oct 1936 at Hemphill,
WV.


Charles Grant Rakes

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #1961 WV Archives Web Site.
Charles Grant Rakes; age 1 day; born at Welch, WV; son of Charles Ellis and Sarah (Roberts) Rakes;
died 9 Feb 1944 in Grace Hospital, Welch, WV; premature; buried 10 Jan 1944 at Hemphill, WV.


Eli Rakes Jr

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records, Vol #__(1934); Page 201; WV Archives Web Site.
Eli Rakes, Jr; age 24; born in Washington Co, VA; single; miner; living at Hemphill, WV; son of Eli and
Sarah; married on 17 Nov 1934 at Welch, Sarah Roberts; age 19; born in McDowell Co, WV; single;
daughter of Tom and Lennie.


Sarah Mae Roberts

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 14 Apr 1930; Page 257A; Image 33
of 51; Family #280/284.
Listed as Sarah M. Roberts; age 14; born in WV; in household of father, Thomas M. Roberts
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records, Vol #__(1934); Page 201; WV Archives Web Site.
Eli Rakes, Jr; age 24; born in Washington Co, VA; single; miner; living at Hemphill, WV; son of Eli and
Sarah; married on 17 Nov 1934 at Welch, Sarah Roberts; age 19; born in McDowell Co, WV; single;
daughter of Tom and Lennie.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Hemphill; E.D. 24-39; taken on 20 May 1940;
Page 774B; Image 19 of 31; Household #141.
Listed as Sarah M. Rakes; age 24; born in WV; married; 1 yr HS education; lived in same house on 1 Apr
1935; in household of husband, Charles E. Rakes.
4. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Sarah Mae Rakes
[Sarah Rakes]
[Sarah Mae Roberts]
SSN: 236960230
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 8 Jul 1916
Birth Place: Panther Mcdo, West Virginia
[Panther, West Virginia]
Death Date: 13 Jun 1988
Father: Thomas Roberts
Mother: Kathleen Roberts
Type of Claim: Original SSN.
Notes: 26 Feb 1973: Name listed as SARAH MAE RAKES; 07 Jul 1988: Name listed as SARAH RAKES"
5. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Sarah Rakes; born 8 Jul 1915; died 13 Jun 1988; last residence, Hemphill, McDowell Co, WV;
SS # 236-96-0230; card issued in WV in 1973.