McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


James Alva Horn

1. Ancestry.com Web Site, Elisha Lester search, 15 Mar 2002, submitted by
Jacquelyn J. Sorby, dsorby@worldnet.att.net.
James Alva Horn; born on 11 Oct 1899 at Paynesville, McDowell Co, WV; died on 18 Aug 1964 at
Danville, Pittsylvania Co, VA; married Christina Castelieda.
2. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River Township, page 255A, Family 280.
Listed as James A. Horn, age 6 months, born in Oct 1899, in WV, in household
of father, James Henry Horn.
3. E-mail Message, 21 Aug 2003, Fay Horn Beck, daughter of James Alva and Bertha Yates Horn.
James Alva Horn; born on 11 Oct 1899; died on 18 Aug 1964; married first, Bertha Yates on 29
Oct 1919; divorced; married second, Thelma Louise Cook; divorced; married third, Christina
Castalieda who was born in Mexico. "James Alva Horn was killed in a plane crash in Danville, VA."
4. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Bradshaw, taken on 5 May 1910, Page 74B,
Family #153.
Listed as James A. Horn, age 10, born in WV, in household of father, James H. Horn.
5. McDowell Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Card #1817; 12 Sep 1918; Ancestry.com Web Site.
James Alva Horn; age 18; born 12 Oct 1899; living at Paynesville, WV; farmer; nearest relative;
father, James H, Horn, Paynesville, WV; medium height and build; brown eyes and dark hair.
6. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Paynesville; taken on 6 Feb 1920; Page
228A; Image 3 of 16; Family #251/253.
Listed as James A. Horn; age 20; born in WV; married; farm laborer; in household of father, James
H. Horn.
7. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Bradshaw/Paynesville Road, taken on 25 Apr
1930, Page 216B, Family #249.
Listed as Alva Horn, age 30, born in WV, married at 20, retail merchant, head of household.
8. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Paynesville; E.D. 24-58; taken on 2 Aug
1940; Page 1138A; Image 37 of 60; Household #266.
Listed as J. Alva Horn; age 40; born in WV; married; 8th grade education; lived in same house on
1 Apr 1935; proprietor/manager of saw mill; head of household.
9. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Alva Horn; born 11 Oct 1899; died in Aug 1964; last residence, Paynesville, McDowell Co, WV;
SS #223-28-5329; card issued in VA before 1951.
10 E-mail from Faye Horn Beck; 29 Jul 2012.
"My father was: James Alva Horn, b. 11 Oct 1899, died 18Aug 1964. Married (1) my mother: Bertha Yates, b. 27 June 1896, died 16 Sep 1983. She and dad were divorced.
"Their children:
1. Dewey Herbert Horn, b. 27 Oct 1920, died 11 Feb 1936
2. Clarence Horn, b. 12 Jan 1922, died 10 Feb 2001.
3. Edith Fay Horn, b. 18 Nov 1923
4. Carl Kenneth Horn, Sr., b. 05 Dec 1927, died 12 Jan 1999.
5. Vaughn Stuart Horn, born 04 Mar 1932

"Dad and Mom were divorced and he md. (2) Thelma Louise Cook, b. 22 Feb 1925, died 27 Sep 2008. They were divorced. Their son is Roy Everett Horn, b. 20 Sep 1943.
"Dad married (3) Christina Castalieda, b. 25 Oct 1939 in Mexico, she died Sept. 2004. They had a son, Robert Lloyd Horn, b. 11 Feb 1962, died 13 Mar 1966..."
11 E-mail from Faye Horn Beck; 30 Jul 2012.
"...Dad, James Alva Horn, was killed when a small plane he was piloting hit a tree in Danville,
VA. and he and the plane were burned. A male passenger was injured but is OK now."


Thelma Louise Cook

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 2 Apr 1930; Page 194B; Image
4 of 75; Family #32/33.
Listed as Thelma Sizemore; age 6; born in WV; boarder; in household of John and Ella Mullens,
with parents?, Estill and Dolly Sizemore.
2. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Thelma L. Ratliff; born 22 Feb 1926; died 27 Sep 2008; last residence, Ripley, Jackson Co, WV;
last benefit, Corinne, Wyoming Co, WV; card issued in NC or WV before 1951.
3. "The Register Herald"; Beckley, WV; 28 Sep 2008; Newspaper Obit.
"RIPLEY - Thelma Louise Ratliff, 82, of Ripley, formerly of Corinne, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Jackson County General Hospital in Ripley. She joined in Heaven her departed husband, Clifford Junior Ratliff; their son, Rondal Dale Ratliff of Kansas City, Mo.; her brother, Roger Cook of Virginia Beach, Va.; her brother, Luther Thompson of Bluewell; her sister, Geneva Dotson of Bluewell; her grandson, Ricky Horn of Emporia, Va.; and her friend and neighbor, Ray Edwards of Corinne.
"She was born on Feb. 22, 1926, at Iaeger, McDowell County, and was the daughter of the late Richard and Dollie Mullins Cook.
"She worked for many years at Peerless Cleaners in Mullens, and was also a Route Manager for the Beckley Post Herald in Wyoming County. She attended the Amigo Baptist Church and Mullens Wesleyan Church. She was a lifelong resident of Corinne in Wyoming County.
She is survived by her four children, Jimmy Ratliff and wife Jenny of Baltimore, Md.; Brenda Milam and husband Mike (whom she considered a son) of Ripley; Roy Horn and wife Carla of Welch.
She was the loving and adored grandmother of grandchildren: Andrea Nolin of Mechanicville, Md.; Rebecca Horn of Hagerstown, Md.; Brandi Johnston of Ripley; Michael (Spud) Milam of Morgantown; Tonya Ratliff of New York City; Christi Ratliff of Greenville, N.C.; and Natasha Ratliff of Kansas City, Mo. She had six great-grandchildren: Ricky Horn; Ryan, Alec and Christian Nolin; Presli Milam; and Lauren Ratliff.
"She is also survived by her loving sisters, Elsie Dotson and husband Perry Dotson of Chesapeake, Va., and Carrie Wethington of Virginia Beach, Va.; and also her best friend and neighbor, Jane Lusk of Corinne.
"Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Tankersley Funeral Home Chapel with Mark Wethington officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley..."
4. E-mail from Faye Horn Beck; 29 Jul 2012.
"My father was: James Alva Horn, b. 11 Oct 1899, died 18Aug 1964. Married (1) my mother: Bertha Yates, b. 27 June 1896, died 16 Sep 1983. She and dad were divorced.
"Their children:
1. Dewey Herbert Horn, b. 27 Oct 1920, died 11 Feb 1936
2. Clarence Horn, b. 12 Jan 1922, died 10 Feb 2001.
3. Edith Fay Horn, b. 18 Nov 1923
4. Carl Kenneth Horn, Sr., b. 05 Dec 1927, died 12 Jan 1999.
5. Vaughn Stuart Horn, born 04 Mar 1932

"Dad and Mom were divorced and he md. (2) Thelma Louise Cook, b. 22 Feb 1925, died 27 Sep 2008. They were divorced. Their son is Roy Everett Horn, b. 20 Sep 1943.
"Dad married (3) Christina Castalieda, b. 25 Oct 1939 in Mexico, she died Sept. 2004. They had a son, Robert Lloyd Horn, b. 11 Feb 1962, died 13 Mar 1966..."
5. E-mail from Faye Horn Beck; 30 Jul 2012.
"Thelma Louise Cook d/o Richard and Dollie Mullins Cook. She md. (2) Clifford Junior Ratliff who died before her. Don't know anythng else about him. They had children Rondal Dale, deceased, Jimmy, Brenda who married Mike Milam..."


James Alva Horn

1. Ancestry.com Web Site, Elisha Lester search, 15 Mar 2002, submitted by
Jacquelyn J. Sorby, dsorby@worldnet.att.net.
James Alva Horn; born on 11 Oct 1899 at Paynesville, McDowell Co, WV; died on 18 Aug 1964 at
Danville, Pittsylvania Co, VA; married Christina Castelieda.
2. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River Township, page 255A, Family 280.
Listed as James A. Horn, age 6 months, born in Oct 1899, in WV, in household
of father, James Henry Horn.
3. E-mail Message, 21 Aug 2003, Fay Horn Beck, daughter of James Alva and Bertha Yates Horn.
James Alva Horn; born on 11 Oct 1899; died on 18 Aug 1964; married first, Bertha Yates on 29
Oct 1919; divorced; married second, Thelma Louise Cook; divorced; married third, Christina
Castalieda who was born in Mexico. "James Alva Horn was killed in a plane crash in Danville, VA."
4. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Bradshaw, taken on 5 May 1910, Page 74B,
Family #153.
Listed as James A. Horn, age 10, born in WV, in household of father, James H. Horn.
5. McDowell Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Card #1817; 12 Sep 1918; Ancestry.com Web Site.
James Alva Horn; age 18; born 12 Oct 1899; living at Paynesville, WV; farmer; nearest relative;
father, James H, Horn, Paynesville, WV; medium height and build; brown eyes and dark hair.
6. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Paynesville; taken on 6 Feb 1920; Page
228A; Image 3 of 16; Family #251/253.
Listed as James A. Horn; age 20; born in WV; married; farm laborer; in household of father, James
H. Horn.
7. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Bradshaw/Paynesville Road, taken on 25 Apr
1930, Page 216B, Family #249.
Listed as Alva Horn, age 30, born in WV, married at 20, retail merchant, head of household.
8. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Paynesville; E.D. 24-58; taken on 2 Aug
1940; Page 1138A; Image 37 of 60; Household #266.
Listed as J. Alva Horn; age 40; born in WV; married; 8th grade education; lived in same house on
1 Apr 1935; proprietor/manager of saw mill; head of household.
9. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Alva Horn; born 11 Oct 1899; died in Aug 1964; last residence, Paynesville, McDowell Co, WV;
SS #223-28-5329; card issued in VA before 1951.
10 E-mail from Faye Horn Beck; 29 Jul 2012.
"My father was: James Alva Horn, b. 11 Oct 1899, died 18Aug 1964. Married (1) my mother: Bertha Yates, b. 27 June 1896, died 16 Sep 1983. She and dad were divorced.
"Their children:
1. Dewey Herbert Horn, b. 27 Oct 1920, died 11 Feb 1936
2. Clarence Horn, b. 12 Jan 1922, died 10 Feb 2001.
3. Edith Fay Horn, b. 18 Nov 1923
4. Carl Kenneth Horn, Sr., b. 05 Dec 1927, died 12 Jan 1999.
5. Vaughn Stuart Horn, born 04 Mar 1932

"Dad and Mom were divorced and he md. (2) Thelma Louise Cook, b. 22 Feb 1925, died 27 Sep 2008. They were divorced. Their son is Roy Everett Horn, b. 20 Sep 1943.
"Dad married (3) Christina Castalieda, b. 25 Oct 1939 in Mexico, she died Sept. 2004. They had a son, Robert Lloyd Horn, b. 11 Feb 1962, died 13 Mar 1966..."
11 E-mail from Faye Horn Beck; 30 Jul 2012.
"...Dad, James Alva Horn, was killed when a small plane he was piloting hit a tree in Danville,
VA. and he and the plane were burned. A male passenger was injured but is OK now."


Christina Castalieda

1. E-mail from Faye Horn Beck; 29 Jul 2012.
"My father was: James Alva Horn, b. 11 Oct 1899, died 18Aug 1964. Married (1) my mother: Bertha Yates, b. 27 June 1896, died 16 Sep 1983. She and dad were divorced.
"Their children:
1. Dewey Herbert Horn, b. 27 Oct 1920, died 11 Feb 1936
2. Clarence Horn, b. 12 Jan 1922, died 10 Feb 2001.
3. Edith Fay Horn, b. 18 Nov 1923
4. Carl Kenneth Horn, Sr., b. 05 Dec 1927, died 12 Jan 1999.
5. Vaughn Stuart Horn, born 04 Mar 1932

"Dad and Mom were divorced and he md. (2) Thelma Louise Cook, b. 22 Feb 1925, died 27 Sep 2008. They were divorced. Their son is Roy Everett Horn, b. 20 Sep 1943.
"Dad married (3) Christina Castalieda, b. 25 Oct 1939 in Mexico, she died Sept. 2004. They had a son, Robert Lloyd Horn, b. 11 Feb 1962, died 13 Mar 1966..."
2. E-mail from Faye Horn Beck; 30 Jul 2012.
"...Christina was born in Mexico and dad probably married her there although I can't find any record.
She md after dad died to Asa Mullins and they moved to TN. He was in prison on drug charges when she died. Her brother came from Mexio and took her ashes back with him. The funeral home would not release any information on her, etc. to me..."


Robert Lloyd Horn

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'66 007102; WV Archives Web Site.
Robert Lloyd Horn; age 4; born 11 feb 1962 at Grundy, VA; infant; living at Paynesville, WV; son
of James Alva and Christina (Castalieda) Horn; died 13 Mar 1966 in Stevens Clinic, Welch, WV; from
acutecardiac failure due to tracheobronchitis; buried 15 Mar 1966 in Lester Cemetery, Paynesville,
WV; informant, Emery Horn, Grundy, VA.
2. E-mail from Faye Horn Beck; 29 Jul 2012.
"My father was: James Alva Horn, b. 11 Oct 1899, died 18Aug 1964. Married (1) my mother: Bertha Yates, b. 27 June 1896, died 16 Sep 1983. She and dad were divorced.
"Their children:
1. Dewey Herbert Horn, b. 27 Oct 1920, died 11 Feb 1936
2. Clarence Horn, b. 12 Jan 1922, died 10 Feb 2001.
3. Edith Fay Horn, b. 18 Nov 1923
4. Carl Kenneth Horn, Sr., b. 05 Dec 1927, died 12 Jan 1999.
5. Vaughn Stuart Horn, born 04 Mar 1932

"Dad and Mom were divorced and he md. (2) Thelma Louise Cook, b. 22 Feb 1925, died 27 Sep 2008. They were divorced. Their son is Roy Everett Horn, b. 20 Sep 1943.
"Dad married (3) Christina Castalieda, b. 25 Oct 1939 in Mexico, she died Sept. 2004. They had a son, Robert Lloyd Horn, b. 11 Feb 1962, died 13 Mar 1966..."


William McKinley "Willie" Lambert Sr

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, taken on 23 Apr 1910, Page 279B,
Family #278.
Listed as William McKinley Lambert, age 8, born in WV, in household of father, Simon P. Lambert.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, Big Four, taken on 10 Jan 1920, Page 17A,
Family #308.
Listed as Willie Lambert, age 19, born in WV, in household of father, Simon P. Lambert.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; E.D. 24-38; taken on 25 Apr
1940; Page 753B; Image 6 of 10; Household #44.
Listed as Bill Lambert; age 39; born in WV; married; 1st grade education; lived in same place on
Apr 1935; machine helper in coal mine; head of household.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'59 005049; WV Archives Web Site.
William McKinley Lambert; age 58; born 10 Sep 1900 in Eckman, WV; married; coal miner; SS#235-09-9819;
living on Central Ave, Welch, WV; son of Simon and Emily Marie (Lane) Lambert; died 11 Apr 1959 in Grace
Hospital, Welch, WV; due to a cerebral thrombosis, recurrent; buried 14 Apr 1959 in Iaeger Memorial,
Roderfield, WV.
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by;
B. Walls, 3 Dec 2013.
William M. Lambert; born in 1900; died in 1959; buried here; double headstone photo shown with wife
Mabel Louise Eanes Lambert; "GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN".


Mabel Louise Eanes

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; E.D. 24-38; taken on 25 Apr
1940; Page 753B; Image 6 of 10; Household #44.
Listed as Mabel Lambert; age 28; born in WV; married; 3 yrs HS education; lived in McDowell Co,
WV on Apr 1935; in household of husband, William M. Lambert.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'60 013902; WV Archives Web Site.
Mabel Louise Lambert; age 48; born 6 Sep 1912 in McDowell Co, WV; widow; living at Hemphill. WV;
daughter of Charles and Mary Elizabeth (McGuire) Eanes; died 15 Oct 1960 at Hemphill, WV; due to
a coronary thrombosis with carcinomia of cervix; buried 18 Oct 1960 in Iaeger Memorial, Roderfield, WV;
informant, William M. Lambert, Jr, Premier.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by;
B. Walls, 3 Dec 2013.
Mabel E. Lambert; born in 1912; died in 1960; buried here; double headtons photo shown with husband,
William McKinley Lambert; "GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN".


William McKinley "Billy" Lambert Jr

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; E.D. 24-38; taken on 25 Apr
1940; Page 753B; Image 6 of 10; Household #44.
Listed as Billy Lambert; age 2; born in WV; no education; in household of father, William M.
Lambert.


Annie Mae Lambert

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; E.D. 24-38; taken on 25 Apr
1940; Page 753B; Image 6 of 10; Household #44.
Listed as Annie Mae Lambert; age 1; born in WV; no education; in household of father, William M.
Lambert.


Elmer Clay

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Coalwood; taken on 13 Jan 1920; Page 9B;
Image 17 of 39; Family #49/153.
Listed as Elmer Clay; age 7; born in WV; in household of father, Forrest Clay.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 29 Apr 1930; Page 24A; Image
63 of 75; Family #558/595.
Listed as Elmer Clay; age 18; born in WV; single; brakeman in coal mine; in household of mother,
Essie (____) Clay.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1933); Page 51; WV Archives Web Site.
Elmer Clay; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Premier, WV; son of Forrest
and Esser; married on 20 Feb 1933 at Welch, WV; Helen Shaffer; age 21; born in Wythe Co, VA;
single; daughter of Frank and Margaret.
4. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; E.D. 24-38; taken on 25 Apr
1940; Page 753B; Image 6 of 10; Household #45.
Listed as Elmer Clay; age 26; born in WV; married; 8th grade education; lived in same place on
Apr 1935; motorman in coal mine; head of household.


Helen Shaffer

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1933); Page 51; WV Archives Web Site.
Elmer Clay; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Premier, WV; son of Forrest
and Esser; married on 20 Feb 1933 at Welch, WV; Helen Shaffer; age 21; born in Wythe Co, VA;
single; daughter of Frank and Margaret.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; E.D. 24-38; taken on 25 Apr
1940; Page 753B; Image 6 of 10; Household #45.
Listed as Helen Clay; age 27; born in VA; married; 1 yr HS education; lived in same place on
Apr 1935; in household of husband, Elmer Clay.


J. Richard Cook

1. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Center District; taken on 11/12 Jun 1900; Page 230A; Image
9 of 36; Family #78/78.
Listed as Richard Cook; age 12; born in Oct 1887 in WV; in household of mother, Mary C. Cook.
(Twin of John E. Cooke)
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1931); Page 496; WV Archives Web Site.
J. Richard Cook; age 43; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Pineville, WV; son of Mary C. Perdew;
married on 15 Jul 1931 at Pineville, WV; Dolly Mullins Sizemore; age 27; born in Wyoming Co, WV;
daughter of Bill Mullins.
3. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Center District, taken on 25 Apr 1910, Page 219A, Family #95.
Listed as Joseph O Cook, age 22, born in WV, in household of step-father, Leroy Pardue,
with mother, Mary Catherine Cooke Browning Hall Pardue.
(Did census taker make an error in the 1900 or 1910 Census?)


Dolly Mullins

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1926); Page 415; WV Archives Web Site.
Estell Sizemore; age 22; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Kimball, WV; son of Ned (sic?, Ed?)
Sizemore; married on 26 Jul 1926 at Pineville, WV; Dollie Mullens; age 23; born in Wyoming Co,
WV; living at Woosley, WV; daughter of Mrs. Sarah Mullens.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 2 Apr 1930; Page 194B; Image
4 of 75; Family #32/33.
Listed as Dollie Sizemore; age 24; born in WV; single (sic, married0; boarder; in household of John
and Ella Mullens, with husband and children.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1931); Page 496; WV Archives Web Site.
J. Richard Cook; age 43; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Pineville, WV; son of Mary C. Perdew;
married on 15 Jul 1931 at Pineville, WV; Dolly Mullins Sizemore; age 27; born in Wyoming Co, WV;
daughter of Bill Mullins.


Estil Sizemore

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1926); Page 415; WV Archives Web Site.
Estell Sizemore; age 22; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Kimball, WV; son of Ned (sic?, Ed?)
Sizemore; married on 26 Jul 1926 at Pineville, WV; Dollie Mullens; age 23; born in Wyoming Co,
WV; living at Woosley, WV; daughter of Mrs. Sarah Mullens.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 2 Apr 1930; Page 194B; Image
4 of 75; Family #32/33.
Listed as Estell Sizemore; age 26; born in WV; married at 21; boarder; in household of John
and Ella Mullens, with wife and children.


Dolly Mullins

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1926); Page 415; WV Archives Web Site.
Estell Sizemore; age 22; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Kimball, WV; son of Ned (sic?, Ed?)
Sizemore; married on 26 Jul 1926 at Pineville, WV; Dollie Mullens; age 23; born in Wyoming Co,
WV; living at Woosley, WV; daughter of Mrs. Sarah Mullens.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 2 Apr 1930; Page 194B; Image
4 of 75; Family #32/33.
Listed as Dollie Sizemore; age 24; born in WV; single (sic, married0; boarder; in household of John
and Ella Mullens, with husband and children.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1931); Page 496; WV Archives Web Site.
J. Richard Cook; age 43; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Pineville, WV; son of Mary C. Perdew;
married on 15 Jul 1931 at Pineville, WV; Dolly Mullins Sizemore; age 27; born in Wyoming Co, WV;
daughter of Bill Mullins.


Edward Sizemore

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 2 Apr 1930; Page 194B; Image
4 of 75; Family #32/33.
Listed as Edward Sizemore; age 9; born in WV; boarder; in household of John and Ella Mullens,
with parents?, Estell and Dolly Sizemore.


Cecil M. Stewart

1. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Center District, Family #1.
Listed as Cecil M. Stewart, age 9, in household of grandfather, James
Robert Sauls, with her mother, Mary C. Sauls Stewart Meadows.
2. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; taken on 26/27 Apr 1910; Page 286B;
Family #134.
Listed as Cecil Sauls; age 19; born in WV; in household of mother, Mary Sauls Stewart Meadows.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__; Page 395; WV Archives Web Site.
Cecil M. Stewart; age 20; born and living in Wyoming Co, WV; son of James H. and Mary; married
on 29 Jul 1911 at the residence of Leroy Perdue; Elsie Gretchen Cook; age 18; born and living in
Wyoming Co, WV; daughter of unlisted parents.


Elsie Gretchen Cook

1. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Center District; taken on 11/12 Jun 1900; Page 230A; Image
9 of 36; Family #78/78.
Listed as Elsie G. Cook; age 6; born in Jun 1893 in WV; in household of mother, Mary C. Cook.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__; Page 395; WV Archives Web Site.
Cecil M. Stewart; age 20; born and living in Wyoming Co, WV; son of James H. and Mary; married
on 29 Jul 1911 at the residence of Leroy Perdue; Elsie Gretchen Cook; age 18; born and living in
Wyoming Co, WV; daughter of unlisted parents.


Clifford "Junior" Ratliff

1. 1930 Cenus, Montgomery Co, VA; Alleghany District; taken on 16 Apr 1930; Page 86A; Image 18
of 31; Family #190/190.
Listed as Clifford J. Ratliff; age 2 yrs, 4 mons; born in VA; in household of father Clarence M. Ratliff.
2. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Clifford Ratliff; born 12 Oct 1927; died in Sep 1980; last residence and last benefit, Corinne,
Wyoming Co, WV; SS #226-28-2471; card issued in VA before 1951.
3. E-mail from Faye Horn Beck; 30 Jul 2012.
"Thelma Louise Cook d/o Richard and Dollie Mullins Cook. She md. (2) Clifford Junior Ratliff who died before her. Don't know anythng else about him. They had children Rondal Dale, deceased, Jimmy, Brenda who married Mike Milam..."


Thelma Louise Cook

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 2 Apr 1930; Page 194B; Image
4 of 75; Family #32/33.
Listed as Thelma Sizemore; age 6; born in WV; boarder; in household of John and Ella Mullens,
with parents?, Estill and Dolly Sizemore.
2. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Thelma L. Ratliff; born 22 Feb 1926; died 27 Sep 2008; last residence, Ripley, Jackson Co, WV;
last benefit, Corinne, Wyoming Co, WV; card issued in NC or WV before 1951.
3. "The Register Herald"; Beckley, WV; 28 Sep 2008; Newspaper Obit.
"RIPLEY - Thelma Louise Ratliff, 82, of Ripley, formerly of Corinne, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Jackson County General Hospital in Ripley. She joined in Heaven her departed husband, Clifford Junior Ratliff; their son, Rondal Dale Ratliff of Kansas City, Mo.; her brother, Roger Cook of Virginia Beach, Va.; her brother, Luther Thompson of Bluewell; her sister, Geneva Dotson of Bluewell; her grandson, Ricky Horn of Emporia, Va.; and her friend and neighbor, Ray Edwards of Corinne.
"She was born on Feb. 22, 1926, at Iaeger, McDowell County, and was the daughter of the late Richard and Dollie Mullins Cook.
"She worked for many years at Peerless Cleaners in Mullens, and was also a Route Manager for the Beckley Post Herald in Wyoming County. She attended the Amigo Baptist Church and Mullens Wesleyan Church. She was a lifelong resident of Corinne in Wyoming County.
She is survived by her four children, Jimmy Ratliff and wife Jenny of Baltimore, Md.; Brenda Milam and husband Mike (whom she considered a son) of Ripley; Roy Horn and wife Carla of Welch.
She was the loving and adored grandmother of grandchildren: Andrea Nolin of Mechanicville, Md.; Rebecca Horn of Hagerstown, Md.; Brandi Johnston of Ripley; Michael (Spud) Milam of Morgantown; Tonya Ratliff of New York City; Christi Ratliff of Greenville, N.C.; and Natasha Ratliff of Kansas City, Mo. She had six great-grandchildren: Ricky Horn; Ryan, Alec and Christian Nolin; Presli Milam; and Lauren Ratliff.
"She is also survived by her loving sisters, Elsie Dotson and husband Perry Dotson of Chesapeake, Va., and Carrie Wethington of Virginia Beach, Va.; and also her best friend and neighbor, Jane Lusk of Corinne.
"Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Tankersley Funeral Home Chapel with Mark Wethington officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley..."
4. E-mail from Faye Horn Beck; 29 Jul 2012.
"My father was: James Alva Horn, b. 11 Oct 1899, died 18Aug 1964. Married (1) my mother: Bertha Yates, b. 27 June 1896, died 16 Sep 1983. She and dad were divorced.
"Their children:
1. Dewey Herbert Horn, b. 27 Oct 1920, died 11 Feb 1936
2. Clarence Horn, b. 12 Jan 1922, died 10 Feb 2001.
3. Edith Fay Horn, b. 18 Nov 1923
4. Carl Kenneth Horn, Sr., b. 05 Dec 1927, died 12 Jan 1999.
5. Vaughn Stuart Horn, born 04 Mar 1932

"Dad and Mom were divorced and he md. (2) Thelma Louise Cook, b. 22 Feb 1925, died 27 Sep 2008. They were divorced. Their son is Roy Everett Horn, b. 20 Sep 1943.
"Dad married (3) Christina Castalieda, b. 25 Oct 1939 in Mexico, she died Sept. 2004. They had a son, Robert Lloyd Horn, b. 11 Feb 1962, died 13 Mar 1966..."
5. E-mail from Faye Horn Beck; 30 Jul 2012.
"Thelma Louise Cook d/o Richard and Dollie Mullins Cook. She md. (2) Clifford Junior Ratliff who died before her. Don't know anythng else about him. They had children Rondal Dale, deceased, Jimmy, Brenda who married Mike Milam..."


Brenda Ratliff

1. E-mail from Faye Horn Beck; 30 Jul 2012.
"Thelma Louise Cook d/o Richard and Dollie Mullins Cook. She md. (2) Clifford Junior Ratliff who died before her. Don't know anythng else about him. They had children Rondal Dale, deceased, Jimmy, Brenda who married Mike Milam..."