McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Albert Estil Sorah

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1923); Page 500; WV Archives Web Site.
Estel Sorah; age 19; born and living at Superior, WV; single; married on 8 May 1943 at Welch, WV;
Margaret Evans; age 19; born and living at Superior, WV; single; with consent of Anna Sorah,
mother of Estel Sorah and Rosa Evans, mother of Margaret Evans.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Death Registry; Vol #__(1969); Browns Creek District; WV Archives Web Site.
Albert Estel Sorah; age 49; born 2 Sep 1923 in WV; married; miner; served in WW II;
SS #236-18-3089; living at Kimaball, WV; son of Albert Henry and Anna (Kaywood) Sorah; died
9 Jun 1969 in Doctors Memorial Hospital, Welch, WV; from a cerebral thrombosis with
encephalomalacia; buried 11 Jun 1969 in Iaeger memorial, Roderfield, WV.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 7 Apr 2014.
Albert Estel Sorah; born 2 Sep 1923; died 9 Jun 1969; buried here; double headstone photo show with
wife, Margaret Evans Sorah; " TOGETHER FOREVER": grave marker photo also shown;
"WEST VIRGINIA * PVT 330 INF 83 INF DIV * WORLD WAR II PH".


Margaret Evans

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1923); Page 500; WV Archives Web Site.
Estel Sorah; age 19; born and living at Superior, WV; single; married on 8 May 1943 at Welch,
WV; Margaret Evans; age 19; born and living at Superior, WV; single; with consent of Anna
Sorah, mother of Estel Sorah and Rosa Evans, mother of Margaret Evans.
2. "Bluefield Daily Telegraph"; Bluefield, WV; 8 Nov 2009; Newspaper Obit.
"Margaret Evans Sorah, age 86, of Princeton, W.Va., formerly of Kimball, W.Va., passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov. 6. 2009 at her home in Princeton after a long illness. Born May 5, 1923 in Superior, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Charles D. Evans and Rosa Mosko Evans. She attended the Trinity Temple Church, Welch, W.Va. while living in McDowell County, and attended the Princeton Church of God after moving to Mercer County. She was a former employee of the W.V. Sportswear, Kimball, W.Va. and also worked at Buddy's Discount in Welch, W.Va. She was an Avon representative also, and also a homemaker. She was a resident of McDowell County most of her life, and was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Albert E. Sorah; one son, Jeffrey Allen Sorah; one sister, Ruth Buckland; three brothers, Maynard, Richard, and George Evans. She is survived by three sons, Estil Sorah and wife Nadine of Athens, W.Va., Ronald L. "Ron" Sorah and wife Debbie of Princeton, W.Va., Bryant K. Sorah and wife Kathy of Kimball, W.Va.; five grandchildren, Teresa Mullins of Princeton, W.Va., Ed Sorah of Camp Creek, W.Va., Bridget Harshbarger of Georgia, Ron Sorah of Welch, W.Va., and Jason Sorah of Twin Branch, W.Va.; ten great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at the Widener Funeral Home Chapel, Kimball, W.Va. with the Rev. Larry Buckland officiating. Burial will follow at the Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, W.Va..."
7. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 7 Apr 2014.
Margaret Evans Sorah; born 5 May 1923; died 6 Nov 2009; buried here; double headstone photo shown with husband,
Albert Estil Sorah; "TOGETHER FOREVER".


Jeffery Allen Sorah

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 21 Jul 2014.
Jeffery Allen Sorah; born 6 Mar 1953; died 25 Dec 1953; buried here; grave marker photo shown;
"OUR DARLING * SON OF ALBERT & MARGARET SORAH"


Ronald Lee "Ron" Sorah Sr

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1965); Page 412; WV Archives Web Site.
Ronald Lee Sorah; age 18; born 26 Sep 1946 in Superior, WV; single; no previous marriage; living
at Box 817, Kimball, WV; son of Albert Estel and Margaret (Evans) Sorah; married on 21 Aug 1965
at Welch, WV; Wanda Jean Lambert; age 18; born 23 Sep 1946 in Welch, WV; single; no previous
marriage; living at Rt 1, Box 56, Welch, WV; daughter of Everett and Goldie (Sizemore) Lambert; with
consent of Albert and Margaret Sorah, parents of Ronald Lee Sorah, and Everett and Goldie Lambert,
parents of Wanda Jean Lambert.


Anna Mae Sorah

1. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Anna Mae Sorah
[Anna Mae Mosley]
[Anna Haggerty]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 13 Feb 1925
Birth Place: Leager McDow, West Virginia
[Iaeger, West Virginia]
Death Date: 18 Jul 1992
Father: Albert H Sorah
Mother: Annie M Caywood
SSN: 235349001
Notes: Jun 1942: Name listed as ANNA MAE SORAH;
Jun 1951: Name listed as ANNA MAE MOSLEY;
Nov 1953: Name listed as ANNA MAE HAGGERTY;
29 Jul 1992: Name listed as ANNA M HAGGERTY"


John Melvin Sorah

1. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Johnny Melvin Sorah
[John M Sorah]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 31 Mar 1929
Birth Place: Superior Mcd, West Virginia
Death Date: 24 Jul 1994
Father: Albert H Sorah
Mother: Annie M Caywood
SSN: 233406454
Notes: Jun 1943: Name listed as JOHNNY MELVIN SORAH;
03 Aug 1994: Name listed as JOHN M SORAH"


Jack Vernon Sorah

1. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Jack Vernon Sorah
[Jack V Sorah]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 24 Dec 1932
Birth Place: Avondale Mcd, West Virginia
Death Date: 11 Jul 2000
Father: Albert H Soran
Mother: Annie M Caywood
SSN: 233405066
Notes: Jul 1943: Name listed as JACK VERNON SORAH;
18 Jul 2000: Name listed as JACK V SORAH"


Asbury Sparks

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1905); Page 136; WV Archives Web Site.
Asbury Sparks; age 22; born in Tazewell Co, VA; single; farmer; living at Indian Creek, WV; son of
Thomas and Nancy; married on 20 Oct 1905 in McDowell Co, WV; Maybelle Steele; age 18; born
in McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Samuel and Nancy.


Martha Maybelle Steele

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, page 250A, Family #198.
Listed as Martha Steel, age 13, born in Jan 1887 in WV, in household of father, Samuel Steel.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1905); Page 136; WV Archives Web Site.
Asbury Sparks; age 22; born in Tazewell Co, VA; single; farmer; living at Indian Creek, WV; son of
Thomas and Nancy; married on 20 Oct 1905 in McDowell Co, WV; Maybelle Steele; age 18; born
in McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Samuel and Nancy.


Samuel Allison Sparks

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1927); Page 192; WV Archives Web Site.
Allison Sparks; age 21; born at Iaeger, WV; single; miner; living at Vallscreek, WV; son of Asbury
and Martha; married on 18 Jul 1927 at Welch, WV; Nellie Mahone; age 16; born at Winding Gulf,
WV; single; daughter of Sam and Fannie Mahone.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'57 017672; WV Archives Web Site.
Samuel Allison Sparks; age 50; born 13 Feb 1913 in VA; married; living at Iaeger, WV; son of
Asbury and Martha (Steele) Sparks; died 3 Dec 1957 in Stevens Clinic, Welch, WV from
granulomatous meningitis due to histoplasmosis; buried 5 Dec 1957 in Iaeger Memorial, Roderfield,
WV; informant, Herrington Sparks, Jewel Ridge, VA.
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.
Samuel Allison Sparks; born 13 Feb 1907; died 3 Dec 1957; buried here; headstone photo shown; "FATHER".


Nellie Mahon

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1927); Page 192; WV Archives Web Site.
Allison Sparks; age 21; born at Iaeger, WV; single; miner; living at Vallscreek, WV; son of Asbury
and Martha; married on 18 Jul 1927 at Welch, WV; Nellie Mahone; age 16; born at Winding Gulf,
WV; single; daughter of Sam and Fannie Mahone.


Ernest Spence Sr

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1934); Page 173; WV Archives Web Site.
Ernest Spence; age 27; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Coalwood, WV; son of
John and Mollie; married on 5 Jul 1934 at Welch, WV; Adline Hagerman; age 26; born in McDowell
Co, WV; divorced; living at Coalwood, WV; daughter of Arch and Martha.


Adaline Hagerman

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw; taken on 15 Apr 1910; Page 65A;
Family #3/3.
Listed as Addaline Hagerman; age 3; born in WV; in household of father, Archibald Hagerman.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw; taken on 15/16 Jan 1920;
Page 216B; Family #43/43.
Listed as Adaline Hagerman; age 12; born in WV; in household of father, Archibald Hagerman.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1934); Page 173; WV Archives Web Site.
Ernest Spence; age 27; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Coalwood, WV; son of
John and Mollie; married on 5 Jul 1934 at Welch, WV; Adline Hagerman; age 26; born in McDowell
Co, WV; divorced; living at Coalwood, WV; daughter of Arch and Martha.


Alonzo Spence

1. Douglas Mortuary; Welch, WV; Posted Obit.
"Alonzo Spence, 69, of Coalwood, passed away Friday, September 6, 2019 at Welch Community Hospital.

"Born April 15, 1950 in Bartley, he was the son of the late Adeline Hagerman Spence and Ernest Spence Sr. He was employed by the Olga Coal Company Store, as a butcher and he was of the Pentecostal Faith.

"In addition to his parents, Alonzo was preceded in death by four brothers, Jeffery Hubbard, Hobart Spence, Ernest Spence Jr., and Lee Spence; and one sister, Mary Alice Spence.

"Those left to cherish his memories are two sisters-in-laws, Judy Spence of Matewan and Arlene Spence of Coalwood; two special nieces, Crystal Spence of Coalwood and Jennifer Spence of Tazewell, VA; special nephews Timothy Spence and Grady Loudy; special friends, Phyllis Rutherford, Gene and Nancy Osborne all of Coalwood.

"Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 1 PM from the Douglas Mortuary Chapel in Welch with Rev. David Dash officiating. Burial will follow in the Lester Cemetery on Bartley Mountain.

"Friends may call Tuesday at the Douglas Mortuary in Welch from 6 to 8 PM.

"Pallbearers will be family and friends.

"The Douglas Mortuary in Welch is assisting the Spence family."