McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

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Lou Ella Amburn

1. Hardy Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1938); Page 76; WV Archives Web Site.
George Strawderman; age 62; born in Hardy Co, WV; widowed; living in Hardy Co, WV; son of
John H. and Susan E. Strawderman; married on 26 Aug 1938 at Moorefield, WV; Ella Lawlwss; age
60; born in McDowell Co, WV; widow; living in McDowell Co, VA; daughter of unlisted parents.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #11669; WV Archives Web Site.
Mrs. J.W. Lawless (Ella); wiritten in Luo Ellen Lawless Strawderman; age 70 yrs, 1 mon, 22 days;
born 6 Jul 1877 in Jackson (Co), OH; married; wife of Gerge Strawderman, age 74; living at
Hemphill, WV; daughter of John and Lew Ellen (Meadows) Amburn; died 28 Aug 1947 in Grace
Hospital, Welch, WV; from primary, carcinoma of lungs; with myocardial degeneration and failure;
buried 31 Aug 1947 in Iaeger Memorial, Roderfield, WV.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Gathering Roots; 5 Oct 2010.
Lou Ellen "Ella" Amburn Strawderman; born 6 Jul 1877; died 28 Aug 1947; buried here; no grave marker photo
shown.
(This is a duplicate of Memorial #121811052. Louella Lawless; born 6 Jul 1876; died 28 Aug 1947;
double headstone photo shown with husband, J.W. Lawless; "MOTHER"; "SAFE IN THE ARMS OF JESUS".)


Lacy Bernado Surface

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1912); Page 417; WV Archives Web Site.
Lacy Surface; age 23; born in Montgomery Co, WV; single; miner; living at Eckman, WV; son of
G.W. and Ellen; marrid on 11 May 1912 at Eckman, WV; Lela Brown; age 17; born in Grayson Co,
VA; single; daughter of G.W. and Area Bell.


Lela G. Brown

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1912); Page 417; WV Archives Web Site.
Lacy Surface; age 23; born in Montgomery Co, WV; single; miner; living at Eckman, WV; son of
G.W. and Ellen; marrid on 11 May 1912 at Eckman, WV; Lela Brown; age 17; born in Grayson Co,
VA; single; daughter of G.W. and Area Bell.
2. Mercer Co, WV; Death Certificate #2289; WV Archives Web Site.
Lela Surface; age 41; born in Grayson Co, VA; married; living at Northfork, WV; housewife;
daughter of George and Arbel (Fortner) Brown; died 25 Feb 1934 in the Bluefield Sanitarium,
Bluefield, WV from post partum hemorrhage; delivered at 4 am 25 Feb; admitted to hospital 1 pm
in extreme shock, died at 4 pm; buried 28 Feb 1934 in McDowell Co, WV; informant, J.H? Patton,
Keystone, WV.


Clarence George Surface

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1941); Page 34; WV Archives Web Site.
Clarence Surface; age 26; born in VA; single; living at Capels, WV; married on 24 Apr 1941 at
Capels, WV; Margie Widner; age 18; born at Maybeury, WV; single; living at Capels, WV; with
consent of Mae Widner, mother of Margie Widner.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate # 15954; WV Archives Web Site.
Clarence George Surface; age 35 yrs, 9 mons, 14 days; born 28 Feb 1912 at Elliston, WV; married;
husband of Margie Lee Widner Surface; age 20; motorman in coal mine; SS #233-14-4049; living at
Capels, WV; son of Lacy and Lela (Brown) Surface; died 14 Nov 1947 at Capels from crushing
injury to chest in coal mine; buried 16 Nov 1947 in Iaeger Memorial, Roderfield, WV; informant,
W.T. Widener, Caples, WV.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Beverly Akers; 26 Aug 2010; headstone photo added by B. Walls.
Clarence George Surface; born 28 Feb 1912; died 14 Nov 1947; buried here; headstone photo shown;
death certificate posted.
"Clarence George Surface of Caples died November 14, 1947 due to a mining accident.
Born February 28, 1912 in Elliston, Va., he is the son of Lacy and Lela Brown Surface.

"He was preceded in death by a daughter, Helen M. Surface in 1944.

"In addition to his parents he is survived by his wife Margie Lee Widner Surface; a son, Estel and three daughters, Shirley, Reva and Rita Ann.

"Interment will be in Iaeger Memorial Cemetery at Roderfield."


Margie Lee Widner

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1941); Page 34; WV Archives Web Site.
Clarence Surface; age 26; born in VA; single; living at Capels, WV; married on 24 Apr 1941 at
Capels, WV; Margie Widner; age 18; born at Maybeury, WV; single; living at Capels, WV; with
consent of Mae Widner, mother of Margie Widner.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1948); Page 332; WV Archives Web Site.
Winifred Hilbert; age 24; born at War, WV; single; living at Bluefield, WV; married on 3 Nov 1948
at Capels, WV; Margie Surface; age 21; born in Bluefield, WV; single (sic, widow); living at Capels,
WV.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #17299; WV Archives Web Site.
Margie Hilbert; age 23; born at Capels, WV; married; housewife; living at War, WV; daughter of
Gordon and Mae (Belcher) Widner; died 17 Dec 1950 at War, WV; from gunshot wound entering
right breast in heart region (suicide/homicide not identified); buried 21 Dec 1950; Iaeger Memorial;
informant, Gordon Widner.
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Beverly Akers; 26 Aug 2010; headstone photo added by B. Walls.
Margie Lee Widner Surface Hilbert; born 19 May 1927; died 17 Dec 1950; buried here; headstoen photo
shown; death certificate posted.
"Margie Lee Widner Surface Hilbert of War died at her home on December 17, 1950.

"Born in 1927 at Maybeury, she was the daughter of Gordon and Mae Belcher Widner.

"She was preceded in death by her first husband, Clarence George Surface and a daughter, Helen M. Surface.

"Survivors include her husband, Winifred Hilbert; son Estel Surface and daughters Shirley, Rita and Reva Ann Surface.

"Interment will be in Iaeger Memorial Cemetery at Roderfield, W.V."


Hazel Mae Surface

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #5986; WV Archives Web Site.
Hazel Mae Surface; age 3 mons, 23 days; born 29 Nov 1943 at Capels, WV; died 24 May 1944 at
Capels, WV; respiratory failure due to suffocation by bed clothes; daughter of Clarence and Margie
Lee (Widner) Surface; buried 26 Mar 1944 in Coaldale Cemetery; informant, Clarence Surface,
Capels, WV.


William Gordon Widner

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1926); Page 234; WV Archives Web Site via LDS
Web Site.
Gordon Widner; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Maybeury, WV; son of
Jim and Mary; married on 23 Aug1926 at Northfork, WV; May Belcher; age 18; born in McDowell Co,
WV; single; daughter of Cleve and Mary.
2. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
William Widner; born 10 May 1906; died 8 Nov 1957; SS #232-16-1054; card issued in NC or WV
before 1951.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
James Brady; 8 Dec 2013; double headstone photo added by B. Walls.
William G. Widner; born 20 May 1906; died 5 Nov 1957; buried here; double headstone photo shown
with wife Gracie M. Belcher Widner.


Gracie Mae Belcher

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1926); Page 234; WV Archives Web Site via LDS
Web Site.
Gordon Widner; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Maybeury, WV; son of
Jim and Mary; married on 23 Aug1926 at Northfork, WV; May Belcher; age 18; born in McDowell Co,
WV; single; daughter of Cleve and Mary.
2. "Bluefield Daily Telegraph"; Bluefield, WV; 10 Dec 2007; Newspaper Obit.
"BOONEVILLE, N.C. — Gracie Mae Widner, 96, of 518 West Main St., Booneville, N.C., formerly of Coaldale, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2007 at Hoots Hospital in Yadkinville, N.C.

"Born December 12, 1910 in Coaldale, she was the daughter of the late Cleve and Mary Davidson Belcher, Mrs. Widner was a homemaker and a member of the Church of God in Capels.

"In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Widner; two daughters, Maxine McBride and Marjorie Surface; and two brothers, Eck and Ray Belcher; and two sisters.

"Survivors include: one son, Clarence Widner of Booneville, N.C.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

"Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home Chapel in Bluewell with the Rev. D. Homer Stewart officiating. Burial will follow in Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield..."
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
James Brady; 9 Dec 2013; double headstone photo added by B. Walls.
Gracie Mae Widner; born 12 Dec 1910; died 8 Dec 2007; buried here; double headstone photo shown with
husband, William G. Widner.


Winifred Hilbert

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1948); Page 332; WV Archives Web Site.
Winifred Hilbert; age 24; born at War, WV; single; living at Bluefield, WV; married on 3 Nov 1948
at Capels, WV; Margie Surface; age 21; born in Bluefield, WV; single (sic, widow); living at Capels,
WV.


Margie Lee Widner

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1941); Page 34; WV Archives Web Site.
Clarence Surface; age 26; born in VA; single; living at Capels, WV; married on 24 Apr 1941 at
Capels, WV; Margie Widner; age 18; born at Maybeury, WV; single; living at Capels, WV; with
consent of Mae Widner, mother of Margie Widner.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1948); Page 332; WV Archives Web Site.
Winifred Hilbert; age 24; born at War, WV; single; living at Bluefield, WV; married on 3 Nov 1948
at Capels, WV; Margie Surface; age 21; born in Bluefield, WV; single (sic, widow); living at Capels,
WV.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #17299; WV Archives Web Site.
Margie Hilbert; age 23; born at Capels, WV; married; housewife; living at War, WV; daughter of
Gordon and Mae (Belcher) Widner; died 17 Dec 1950 at War, WV; from gunshot wound entering
right breast in heart region (suicide/homicide not identified); buried 21 Dec 1950; Iaeger Memorial;
informant, Gordon Widner.
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Beverly Akers; 26 Aug 2010; headstone photo added by B. Walls.
Margie Lee Widner Surface Hilbert; born 19 May 1927; died 17 Dec 1950; buried here; headstoen photo
shown; death certificate posted.
"Margie Lee Widner Surface Hilbert of War died at her home on December 17, 1950.

"Born in 1927 at Maybeury, she was the daughter of Gordon and Mae Belcher Widner.

"She was preceded in death by her first husband, Clarence George Surface and a daughter, Helen M. Surface.

"Survivors include her husband, Winifred Hilbert; son Estel Surface and daughters Shirley, Rita and Reva Ann Surface.

"Interment will be in Iaeger Memorial Cemetery at Roderfield, W.V."


Adron Swiney

1. 1910 Census, Pike Co, KY; 8th District; taken on 23 Apr 1910; Page 180B; Image 16 of 42;
Family #137/142.
Listed as Adron Swiney; age 2; born in KY; in household of grandfather, James Swinney, with
parents.
2. 1930 Census, Pike Co, KY; Lookout Coal Camp; taken on 16 Apr 1930; Page 225A; Image 41 of 63;
Family #351/344.
Listed as Adron Swiney; age 22; born in KY; married at 18; coal loader in mine; head of household.
3. FindAGrave.com; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 14 Dec 2013.
Adron Swiney; born 10 Oct 1907; died 2 Oct 1983; buried here; double headstone photo shown with
wife Lula Miller Swiney.


Lula Miller

1. 1930 Census, Pike Co, KY; Lookout Coal Camp; taken on 16 Apr 1930; Page 225A; Image 41 of 63;
Family #351/344.
Listed as Lula Swiney; age 20; born in VA; married at 15; in household of husband, Adron Swinney.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 14 Dec 2013.
Lula Swiney; born 22 Aug 1910; died 10 Feb 2008; buried here; double headtone photo shown with
husband, Adron Swiney.


Ada Mae "Addie" Swiney

1. 1930 Census, Pike Co, KY; Lookout Coal Camp; taken on 16 Apr 1930; Page 225A; Image 41 of 63;
Family #351/344.
Listed as Ada Swiney; age 2; born in VA; in household of father, Adron Swinney.
2. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Ada Swiney; born 1 Jul 1927; died 15 Jun 2008; last residence, Williston, Barnwell Co, SC; card
issued in WV before 1951.
3. FindAGrave.com; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Victrianna; 18 Oct 2011; grave marker photo added by B. Walls.
Ada Swiney; born in 1928; died 15 Jun 2008; buried here; grave mareker photo shown.
"Graveside funeral service for Ada Swiney, 80, will be held one o'clock p.m., Thursday, June 19, 2008 at Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, in Roderfield, WV with the Rev. Russell King officiating. Folk Funeral Home of Williston, SC is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Swiney passed away Sunday, June 15, 2008.

"Born in Commonwealth (sic, Commonwealth Park), Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Adron and Lula Miller Swiney. Mrs. Swiney was a member of Christ Catherdral in Iaeger, WV and retired as a LPN from Doctors Memorial Hospital in Welch, WV.

"Survivors include a sister, Patty S. (Jerry) Brewster of Williston and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother Willie Swiney."


Willie J. Swiney

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 14 Dec 2013.
Willie J. Swiney; born 6 Feb 1931; died 13 Aug 1969; buried here; grave marker photo shown; "WEST
VIRGINIA * PFC B130 ORD FLD MAINT DET".