McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Walter Donald Cress

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1926); Page 123; WV Archives Web Site.
Donald Cress; age 24; born in Johnson Co, TN; single; civil engineer; living at Gilliam, WV; son of
Grant and Martha; married on 2 Jul 1926 at Welch, WV; Vera Ledford; age 17; born in McDowell
Co, WV; single; daughter of Henry and Edith.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; E.D. 24-38; taken on 25 Apr
1940; Page 753A; Image 5 of 10; Household #37.
Listed as Donald Kress; age 40; born in TN; married; 1 yr HS education; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; civil engineer for coal company; head of household.
3. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Don Cross; born 26 Apr 1900; died Sep 1987; last residence, Roanoke, VA; SS #235-09-5526;
card issued in WV before 1951.


Vera M. Ledford

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Huger Precinct; taken on 26/27 Apr 1910;
Page 237A; Image 19 of 20; Famiily #173/173.
Listed as Venie M.. Ledford; age 5 mons; born in WV; in household of father, John H. Ledford.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Welch; taken on 31 Jan 1920; Page 136A;
Image 55 of 65; Family #468/555.
Listed as Vera Ledford; age 10; born in WV; in household of father, John H. Ledford.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1926); Page 123; WV Archives Web Site.
Donald Cress; age 24; born in Johnson Co, TN; single; civil engineer; living at Gilliam, WV; son of
Grant and Martha; married on 2 Jul 1926 at Welch, WV; Vera Ledford; age 17; born in McDowell
Co, WV; single; daughter of Henry and Edith.
4. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; E.D. 24-38; taken on 25 Apr
1940; Page 753A; Image 5 of 10; Household #37.
Listed as Vera Kress; age 30; born in WV; married; 1 yr HS education; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Donald Cress.
5. "Bluefield Daily telegraph"; Bluefield, WV; 8 Mar 2004; Newspaper Obit.
"ROANOKE, Va. - Vera Cress, 94, of Roanoke, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 6, 2004.

"She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Cress; and a daughter, Doris Lee Saunders.

"She was a member of First Baptist Church of Roanoke, where she was also a member of the Mary Martha Sunday school class.

"Surviving is a son and daughter-in-law, Gene and Charmaine Cress of Roanoke; a son-in-law, Robert Saunders of Radford; grandchildren, Mary Alice Woods and husband, Phil, Bobby Saunders and wife, Michelle, Christie Spencer and husband, Robert, and Scott Allman; eight great-grandchildren, a sister, Gladys Lawless and husband, Bill of Princeton; and several nieces and nephews.

"Services will be at Oakey's South Chapel, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Pastor Jim Austin will officiate. Private interment will be in the Roselawn Cemetery, Princeton, 2 p.m. Tuesday..."


Lyndal Jon Cress

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #4723; WV Archives Web Site.
Lyndal Jon Cress; age 4 mons, 8 days; born 27 Oct 1928 at Welch, WV; son of Don and Vera
(Ledford) Cress; died 5 Mar 1929 at Welch, WV; from double lobar pneumonia; buried 7 Mar 1929
at Kimball, WV; informant, J.H. Ledford, Welch, WV.


Doris Lee Cress

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; E.D. 24-38; taken on 25 Apr
1940; Page 753A; Image 5 of 10; Household #37.
Listed as Dorris Lee Kress; age 10; born in WV; 5th grade education; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Donald Cress.


Gene Raymond Cress

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; E.D. 24-38; taken on 25 Apr
1940; Page 753A; Image 5 of 10; Household #37.
Listed as Gene Raymond Kress; age 5; born in WV; no grade education; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Donald Cress.


Paul Cox

1. VA Births and Christenings, 1853-1917; LDS Web Site.
Paul Cox; born 1 May 1896 in Floyd Co, VA to Wade F. and L.O. Cox.
2. 1900 Census, Floyd Co, VA; Indian Valley; taken on 20 Jun 1900; Page 89B; Image 26 of 30;
Family #228/231.
Listed as Paul Cox; age 4; born in VA in May 1896; twin of John; in household of father, Wade F.
Cox.
3. McDowell Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Card #4294; 5 Jun 1917; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Paul Cox; age 21; born 19 May 1896 at Indian Valley, VA; living at Indian Valley, VA; employed as
firing boilers stabl??? engine; for Lynchburg C & C Co, Kyle, WV; single; no dependents; tall with
slender build; brown eyes and brown hair.
4. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Elkhorn District; taken on 24 Apr 1930; Page 243A; Image 35
of 43; Family #326/368.
Listed as Paul Cox; age 33; born in VA; married at 30; carpenter for coal company; head of
household.
5. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; E.D. 24-38; taken on 25 Apr
1940; Page 753A; Image 5 of 10; Household #38.
Listed as Paul Cox; age 43; born in VA; married; 7th grade education; lived in Kyle, McDowell Co,
WV on 1 Apr 1935; company carpenter; head of household.
6. McDowell Co, WV; WW II Draft Registration Card #U-116; 27 Apr 1942; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Paul Cox, no middle name; age 45; born 19 May 1896 in Floyd Co, VA; living at Premier, WV;
employed by Premier Pocahontas Coll. Co at Premier, WV; person who will always know address,
Mabel Cox, Premier, WV; 5' 11", 154 lbs; brown eyes; brown hair; ruddy complexion.
7. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Paul Cox; born 19 May 1896; died in Jul 1971; last residence, Premier, McDowell Co, WV;
SS #235-09-9858; card issued in WV before 1951.
8. McDowell Co, WV; Death certificate #'71 011966; WV Archives Web Site via LDS Web Site.
Paul Cox; age 75; born in VA; carpenter for mine; SS #235-09-9858; married; living at Premier,
WV; son of Wade F. and Odessa (Phillips) Cox; died 30 Jul 1971 in Doctors Memorial Hospital,
Welch, WV; from acute cerebral pul???? with advanced pulmenary enephysema, pneumoconosis;
buried 1 Aug 1871 in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Bluewell, WV; informant, Mrs. Paul Cox, Premier,
WV.


Mabel Slusher

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Elkhorn District; taken on 24 Apr 1930; Page 243A; Image 35
of 43; Family #326/368.
Listed as Mabel Cox; age 26; born in WV; married at 23; in household of husband, Paul Cox.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; E.D. 24-38; taken on 25 Apr
1940; Page 753A; Image 5 of 10; Household #38.
Listed as Mabel Cox; age 36; born in WV; married; 2 yrs college education; lived in Kyle, McDowell
Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Paul Cox.


Wade F. Cox

1. 1900 Census, Floyd Co, VA; Indian Valley; taken on 20 Jun 1900; Page 89B; Image 26 of 30;
Family #228/231.
Listed as Wade F. Cox; age 34; born in VA in Apr 1866; married 12 yrs; farmer; head of household.


Lucy Odessa Phillips

1. 1900 Census, Floyd Co, VA; Indian Valley; taken on 20 Jun 1900; Page 89B; Image 26 of 30;
Family #228/231.
Listed as Lucy O. Cox; age 28; born in VA in Feb 1872; married 12 yrs; 7 children, 6 living;
in household of husband, Wade F. Cox.


Lillie D Cox

1. 1900 Census, Floyd Co, VA; Indian Valley; taken on 20 Jun 1900; Page 89B; Image 26 of 30;
Family #228/231.
Listed as Lillie D. Cox; age 11; born in VA in Nov 1888; in household of father, Wade F. Cox.


Charles E. Cox

1. 1900 Census, Floyd Co, VA; Indian Valley; taken on 20 Jun 1900; Page 89B; Image 26 of 30;
Family #228/231.
Listed as Charles E. Cox; age 9; born in VA in Jun 1890; in household of father, Wade F. Cox.


Ambrose W. Cox

1. 1900 Census, Floyd Co, VA; Indian Valley; taken on 20 Jun 1900; Page 89B; Image 26 of 30;
Family #228/231.
Listed as Ambrose W. Cox; age 8; born in VA in Aug 1891; in household of father, Wade F. Cox.


John Cox

2. 1900 Census, Floyd Co, VA; Indian Valley; taken on 20 Jun 1900; Page 89B; Image 26 of 30;
Family #228/231.
Listed as John Cox; age 4; born in VA in May 1896; twin of Paul; in household of father, Wade F.
Cox.


Pauline June Cox

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Elkhorn District; taken on 24 Apr 1930; Page 243A; Image 35
of 43; Family #326/368.
Listed as Pauline Cox; age 2 yrs, 10 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Paul Cox.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; E.D. 24-38; taken on 25 Apr
1940; Page 753A; Image 5 of 10; Household #38.
Listed as Paulinel Cox; age 12; born in WV; 7th grade education; lived in Kyle, McDowell
Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Paul Cox.
3. FindAGrave.com
"Pauline June Cox Cook, 81, of Collinsville, VA died Friday, January 2, 2009 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville/Henry County, Martinsville, VA.

"Born on June 3, 1927 in Kyle, West Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Paul Cox and Mabel Slusher Cox. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Edward Lee Cook and daughter, Clelia Cook Hylton.

"Mrs. Cook was a graduate of Welch High School, Welch, West Virginia, received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education from Radford University, Radford, VA and received a Master's Degree in Guidance from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. She was employed by the McDowell County School System as an English Teacher at Welch High School for over 35 years and retired from Mount View High School, Welch, West Virginia as a Guidance Counselor. Mrs. Cook was a member of the First Baptist Church in Welch, West Virginia, where she was the organist for 38 years. She was a member of the Chaminade Music Club, The Library Board and the Delta Kappa Gamma, all in Welch, West Virginia.

"Surviving are her sister, Linda Cox Jackson of the home and granddaughter.

"Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Bluewell, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA..."


Hobert Wayne Hensley

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; E.D. 24-38; taken on 25 Apr
1940; Page 753A; Image 5 of 10; Household #39.
Listed as H. Walter Hensley; age 29; born in WV; married; no listed education; lived in Bellpry (sp?)
Clay Co, KY on 1 Apr 1935; company store manager; head of household.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Shannon Hill Cemetery, Belfry, Pike Co, KY; submitted by Sue Lapp;
7 Aug 2010.
Hobert Wayne Hensley; born in 1911; died in 1958; buried here; headstone shown.


Opal Truitt Farley

1. 1920 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Williamson; City Hall Precinct; taken on 10 Jan 1920; Page 222B;
Image 36 of 58; Family #339/370.
Listed as Opal Farley; age 6; born in KY; in household of father, Rolant T. Farley.
2. 1930 Census, Pike Co, KY; District #6; taken on 5 May 1930; Page 208A; Image 70 of 97;
Family #667.
Listed as Opal Farley; age 16; born in KY; single; in household of father, Roland T. Farley.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; E.D. 24-38; taken on 25 Apr
1940; Page 753A; Image 5 of 10; Household #39.
Listed as Opal Hensley; age 26; born in KY; married; 2 ys HS education; lived in Bellpry (sp?)
Clay Co, KY on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, H. Walter Hensley.
4. "Bowling Green Daily News"; Bowling Green, KY; Sunday, 6 Mar 2011; Newspaper Obit;
Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Opal Truitt Hensley, 97, of Bowling Green, died at 2:55 a.m. March 5, 2011, at a Bowling Green retirement village.

"The Pike County native was born June 30, 1913. She was a receptionist at the Kentucky Museum and was a member of First Baptist Church in Bowling Green and First Baptist Church in Kenova, W.Va. She was a longtime Sunday school teacher and deaconess. Opal was a third generation member of O.E.S. Chapter in Huntington, W.Va., and was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She was a daughter of the late Roland T. Farley and Nancy Jane Lowe Farley and the wife of the late Hobart Wayne Hensley. She was preceded in death by a son, Bob R. Hensley; a brother, Luther Farley; and two sisters, Cleo Williams and Anise Runyon.

"Memorial service is at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church. Visitation is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Funeral arrangements are being handled by J.C. Kirby & Son Funeral Home, Lovers Lane chapel. The family chose cremation. A private interment will be at the Columbarium at Chandler Memorial Chapel at Western Kentucky University.

"Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Barren River Hosparus, 101 Riverwood Ave., Suite B, Bowling Green, KY 42103 or First Baptist Church, 621 E. 12th St., Bowling Green, KY 42101.

"Survivors include a son, Fred Hensley and his wife, Mary Jane, of Bowling Green; four grandchildren, Karen Pawlak and her husband, Bob, of Mason, Ohio, Steve Hensley and his wife, Rochelle, of Fort Thomas, Drew Hensley and his wife, Ginny, of Bowling Green, and Anne Walker Brown and her husband, Darren, of Las Vegas; nine great-grandchildren, Dan Pawlak, Jason Pawlak, Tyler Pawlak, Ramey, Perry, Laney and Roland Hensley, and Reed and Hope Hensley; a great-great-granddaughter, Annie Pawlak; and a loving daughter-in-law, Joanne Ramey Hensley of Mason, Ohio..."


Bobby R. Hensley

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; E.D. 24-38; taken on 25 Apr
1940; Page 753A; Image 5 of 10; Household #39.
Listed as Bobby K. Hensley; age 6; born in KY; 1st grade education; lived in Bellpry (sp?) Clay Co,
KY on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, H. Walter Hensley.
2. Kentucky Birth Index, 1911-1999; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Bobby R. Hensley; born 23 May 1933 in Pike Co, KY; mother, Opal Farley.
3. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Bob Hensley; born 23 May 1933; died in Oct 1974; SS#401-42-6696; card issued in KY before
1951.