McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Julius Clay

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Susanna; taken on 21 Apr 1930; Page 100B;
Image 29 of 29; Family #235/237.
Listed as Julius Clay; age 21; born in TN; married at 21; negro; in household of father, Charles
Clay, with wife.
2 McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #2040; WV Archives Web Site via LDS Web Site.
Julius Clay; age age abt 26; born in Jellico, TN; married; colored; husband of Eva Dickson; motorman in
coal mine; living at Yukon, WV; son of Charles Clay and unknown mother; died 13 Feb 1932 in Yukon, WV;
due to crushed in motor accident; buried 14 Feb 1932 in Yukon, WV; informant Robert Harris, Yukon, WV.


Eva Dixon

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Susanna; taken on 21 Apr 1930; Page 100B;
Image 29 of 29; Family #235/237.
Listed as Eva Clay; age 19; born in VA; married at 19; negro; in household of father-in-law, Charles
Clay, with husband.


Hobert E. Nelson

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1938); Page 290; WV Archives Web Site.
Hobert E. Nelson; born 5 May 1890 in Franklin Co, VA; colored; living at Ashland, WV; son of Nelson
and Namcie E.; married on 25 Aug 1938 at Ashland, WV; Verna Hoover; born 17 Jan 1920 at
Ashland, WV; colored; living at Ashland, WV; daughter of Benn and Lizzie.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; E.D. 24-38; taken on 25 Apr
1940; Page 764B; Image 8 of 10; Household #60.
Listed as Hobert E. Nelson; age 50; born in VA; married; negro; 4th grade education; lived in
Ashland, WV on 1 Apr 1935; loader in coal mine; head of household.


Verna Hoover

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1938); Page 290; WV Archives Web Site.
Hobert E. Nelson; born 5 May 1890 in Franklin Co, VA; colored; living at Ashland, WV; son of Nelson
and Namcie E.; married on 25 Aug 1938 at Ashland, WV; Verna Hoover; born 17 Jan 1920 at
Ashland, WV; colored; living at Ashland, WV; daughter of Benn and Lizzie.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; E.D. 24-38; taken on 25 Apr
1940; Page 764B; Image 8 of 10; Household #60.
Listed as Vern Nelson; age 21; born in WV; married; negro; 1 yr HS education; lived in
Ashland, WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Hobert E. Nelson.


Mildred Nelson

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; E.D. 24-38; taken on 25 Apr
1940; Page 764B; Image 8 of 10; Household #60.
Listed as Mildred Nelson; age 3; born in WV; negro; in household of father, Hobert E. Nelson.


Hobert Earl Nelson

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; E.D. 24-38; taken on 25 Apr
1940; Page 764B; Image 8 of 10; Household #60.
Listed as Hobert Earl Nelson; age 10 mons; born in WV; negro; in household of father, Hobert E.
Nelson.


Henry Thomas Turpin Sr

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage records; Vol #__(1938); Page 234; WV Archives Web Site.
Henry T. Turpin; born 14 Nov 1917 at Premier, WV; living at premier, WV; son of D.C. and Maudie
L.; married on 12 Jul 1938 at Welch, WV; Emma Webb; born 20 Oct 1917 at Whiteville, WV;
living at Premier, WV; daughter of _______.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; E.D. 24-38; taken on 25 Apr
1940; Page 764B; Image 8 of 10; Household #61.
Listed as Henry Turpin; age 22; born in WV; married; 2 ys HS education; lived in same place on
1 Apr 1935; brakeman in coal mine; head of household.
3. "The Capital"; Annapolis, MD; 3 Apr 1997; Newspaper Obit.
"Henry Thomas Turpin Sr., 79, of Coaldale, W.Va. a retired coal mining foreman, died of cancer April 1 at his son's home in Coaldale after a lengthy illness. Mr. Turpin was born in Premier, W.Va., and began working in the mines as a teen-ager. He retired as a foreman in 1982 from Massey Goal Co. in West Virginia after many years of employment. He was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Bramble, W.Va., and the United Mine Workers Union local in Welch, W.Va. His interests included gardening. His wife, Emma Beulah Webb Turpin, died in 1995. Surviving are four daughters, S. Jean Phipps of Gambrills, Ina R. Nicely of Laurel, Barbara A Cain of Hanover and Dreama G. Quesinberry of Coaldale; two sons, Henry Thomas Turpin Jr. of Millersville and William E. Turpin of Coaldale; one sister, Lucy Asbury of Odenton; 21 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Hardesty Funeral ; Home, 851 Annapolis Road, Gambrills, where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday . Burial will be in Epiphany Episcopal Church cemetery..."


Emma Beulah Webb

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage records; Vol #__(1938); Page 234; WV Archives Web Site.
Henry T. Turpin; born 14 Nov 1917 at Premier, WV; living at premier, WV; son of D.C. and Maudie
L.; married on 12 Jul 1938 at Welch, WV; Emma Webb; born 20 Oct 1917 at Whiteville, WV;
living at Premier, WV; daughter of _______.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; E.D. 24-38; taken on 25 Apr
1940; Page 764B; Image 8 of 10; Household #61.
Listed as EmmaTurpin; age 22; born in WV; married; 8th grade education; lived in Whitesville,
Kanawha Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Henry T. Turpin.


Sarah Jean Turpin

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; E.D. 24-38; taken on 25 Apr
1940; Page 764B; Image 8 of 10; Household #61.
Listed as Sarah JeanTurpin; age 4; born in WV; no education; in household of father, Henry T.
Turpin.


Johnson Thomas Rev

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; E.D. 24-38; taken on 25 Apr
1940; Page 764B; Image 8 of 10; Household #62.
Listed as Johnson Thomas; age 49; born in AL; married; negro; 6th grade education; lived in same
place on 1 Apr 1935; loader in coal mine; head of household.


Bessie Waldon

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; E.D. 24-38; taken on 25 Apr
1940; Page 764B; Image 8 of 10; Household #62.
Listed as Bessie Thomas; age 39; born in AL; married; negro; 4 yrs HS education; lived in same
place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Johnson Thomas.
2. Raleigh Co, WV; Death Certificate #2157; WV Archives Web Site.
Bessie Thomas; age 51; born 2 Jun 1902 in AL; married; colored; living at Scarbro, Fayette Co, WV;
daughter of Jasper and Ophelia? Waldon; died 12 Feb 1954 in Beckley Hospital, Beckley, WV; from
carcinoma of cervix; buried 14 Feb 1954 in Greenwood Cemetery; informant, Rev John Thomas.


Clarence L. Skipper

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; E.D. 24-38; taken on 25 Apr
1940; Page 764B; Image 8 of 10; Household #63.
Listed as Clarence L. Skipel; age 30; born in GA; married; negro; 6th grade education; lived in same
place on 1 Apr 1935; loader in coal mine; head of household.


Lillie Butler

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; E.D. 24-38; taken on 25 Apr
1940; Page 764B; Image 8 of 10; Household #63.
Listed as Lillie Skipel; age 28; born in WV; married; negro; 2 yrs HS education; lived in same
place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Clarence L. Skipel.


Charles Nunley

1. 1910 Census, Russell Co, VA; Castelwood Precinct; Dante; taken on 16 Apr 1910; Page 48A;
Image 3 of 53; Family #23/24.
Listed as Charles Nunley; age 26; born in GA; black; married once for 5 yrs; coal miner; head of
household.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Excelsior; taken on 25 Jan 1920; Page 38B;
Image 34 of 47; Family #330/341.
Listed as Charles Nunley; age 37; born in GA; married; black; coal miner; head of household.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; E.D. 24-38; taken on 25 Apr
1940; Page 764B; Image 8 of 10; Household #64.
Listed as Charlie Nunnaly; age 56; born in GA; married; negro; no education; lived in Earling, Logan
Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; loader in coal mine; in household of Albert Carter, with wife.
4. McDowell Co, WV; WW II Draft Registration Card #U-2336; 27 Apr 1942; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Charlie (None) Nunley; age 57; born 12 Dec 1884 in Griffin, GA; living at Havaco, WV; employed by
New River Pocahontas Coal Co, Havaco, WV; person who will always know address, Betty Nunley,
Havaco, WV; negro; 5'6" tall; 160 lbs; brown eyes; black hair; dark complexion.
5. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Charley Nunley; born 12 Dec 1883; died in Nov 1963; last residence, KY; SS #233-07-3890; card
issued in WV before 1951.
6. KY Death Index, 1911-2000; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Charlie Nunley; age 70; died 1 Nov 1963 in Pike Co, KY.


Betty Evans

1. 1900 Census, Russell Co, VA; Castlewood District; taken on 16 Jun 1900; Page 8B; Image
16 of 39; Family #142/145.
Listed as Bettie Dickenson; age 19; born in Nov 1880 in VA; black; married 6 mons; in household
of husband, Henry Dickenson.
2. 1910 Census, Russell Co, VA; Castelwood Precinct; Dante; taken on 16 Apr 1910; Page 48A;
Image 3 of 53; Family #23/24.
Listed as Bettie Nunley; age 29; born in VA; mulatta; married twice last time for 5 yrs; 3 children,
1 living; in household of husband, Charles Nunley.
3. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Excelsior; taken on 25 Jan 1920; Page 38B;
Image 34 of 47; Family #330/341.
Listed as Bettie Nunley; age 39; born in VA; married; in household of husband, Charles Nunley.
4. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; E.D. 24-38; taken on 25 Apr
1940; Page 765A; Image 9 of 10; Household #64.
Listed as Betty Nunnaly; age 58; born in VA; married; negro; 5th grade education; lived in Earling,
Logan co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of Albert Carter, with husband.
5. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #7952; WV Archives Web Site.
Betty Nunley; age 65 yrs, 7 mons; born in Nov 1880 in Carsell Woods (sic, Castlewood), Russell Co,
VA; colored; married; wife of Charles Nunley; living at Havaco, WV; daughter of John and Ella
(Bundly) Evans; died 30 Jun 1945 in Grace Hospital, Welch, WV; from a fractured pelvis and
chrushing injury to chest suffered in an accident at bus terminal, struck by bus; buried 5 Jul 1945
in Cemetery, Roderfield, WV; informant, Charlie Nunley, Havaco, WV