McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV; Families and Individuals

Notes


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


Luther Payton Dowell Sr

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage records; Vol #__(1913); Page 166; WV Archives Web Site.
Luther Dowell; age 21; born in Wilkes Co, NC; single; black; miner; living at Premier, WV; son of
Pate and Mary; married on 22 Feb 1913 at Premier, WV; Ada Dickenson; age 18; single; black;
daughter of Henry and Bettie.
2. McDowell Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration card #2870; 5 Jun 1917; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Luther Dowell; age 25; born 12 May 1882 (sic, 1892); at Roaring River, NC; living at Excelsior, WV;
miner fro Excelsior Poac Caol Co, Excelsior, WV; dependent wife and 2 children; short with black
eyes and black hair.
3. 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 #65.
Listed as Luther D. Dowell; age 48; born in NC; married; negro; 4th grade education; lived in
same place on 1 Apr 1935; loader in coal mine; head of household.
4. McDowell Co, WV; WW II Draft Registration Card #U-2001; 27 Apr 1942; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Luther Payton Dowell; age 49; born 12 May 1892 in Wilkes Co, NC; living at premier, WV; employed
by Premier Pocahantas Calleries Co, Premier, WV; person who will always know address, Ada Dowell,
Premier, WV; 5'5" tall; 150 lbs; black eyes; gray hair; dar brown complexion.
5. Mercer Co, WV; Death Certificate #'66 010511; WV Archives Web Site.
Luther Dowell, Sr; age 74; born 12 May 1892 in North Wilkesboro, NC; widowed; negro; retired
coal miner; SS #232-16-3913; living at 210 pe4ck St, Bluefield, WV; son of Walter and Mary
Elizabeth Dowell; died 30 Jun 1966 in the Bluefield Sanitarium Hospital, Bluefield, WV; from
a cerebrovascular accident due to generalized arteriosclerosis; with a chronic brain syndrome;
buried 3 Jul 1966 in Rest Lawn Cemetery; Littlesburg, WV; informant, Fernnell Dowell, Bluefield,
WV.


Ada Dickenson

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage records; Vol #__(1913); Page 166; WV Archives Web Site.
Luther Dowell; age 21; born in Wilkes Co, NC; single; black; miner; living at Premier, WV; son of
Pate and Mary; married on 22 Feb 1913 at Premier, WV; Ada Dickenson; age 18; single; black;
daughter of Henry and Bettie.
2. 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 #65.
Listed as Ada Dowell; age 43; born in VA; married; negro; 5th grade education; lived in same
place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Luther D. Dowell.


Luther Payton Dowell Jr

1. 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 #65.
Listed as Luther Dowell, Jr; age 26; born in WV; single; negro; 1 yr HS education; lived in same
place on 1 Apr 1935; loader in coal mine; in household of father, Luther D. Dowell.


Artemas Dowell

1. 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 #65.
Listed as Artemas Dowell; age 22; born in WV; negro; 2yrs HS education; lived in same
place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Luther D. Dowell,


Mary Dowell

1. 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 #65.
Listed as Mary Dowell; age 19; born in WV; negro; 6th grade education; lived in same
place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Luther D. Dowell,


Lucille Dowell

1. 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 #65.
Listed as Lucille Dowell; age 17; born in WV; negro; 3yrs HS education; lived in same
place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Luther D. Dowell,


Youing Dowell

1. 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 #65.
Listed as Youing Dowell; age 15; born in WV; negro; 8th grade education; lived in same
place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Luther D. Dowell,


Fernnell Dowell

1. 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 #65.
Listed as Fernnell Dowell; age 12; born in WV; negro; 5th grade education; lived in same
place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Luther D. Dowell,


Lovanous Dowell

1. 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 #65.
Listed as Lovanous Dowell; age 9; born in WV; negro; 3rd grade education; lived in same
place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Luther D. Dowell,


Kenneth Dowell

1. 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 #65.
Listed as Kenith Dowell; age 7; born in WV; negro; 1st grade education; lived in same
place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Luther D. Dowell,


Velma Dowell

1. 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 #65.
Listed as Velma Dowell; age 5; born in WV; negro; no education; lived in same place on 1 Apr
1935; in household of father, Luther D. Dowell,


Josephine Dowell

1. 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 #65.
Listed as Josephine Dowell; age 3; born in WV; negro; no education; in household of father,
Luther D. Dowell.


Jenous Dowell Sr

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1937); Page 77; WV Archives Web Site.
Jenous Dowell; age 22; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; laborer; living at Premier, WV; son of
Luther and Ada; married on 22 May 1937 at Welch, WV; Florence King; age 18; born in McDowell
Co, WV; single; daughter of Robert and Ollie.
2. 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 #65.
Listed as Jenous Dowell; age 24; born in WV; divorced; negro; 8th grade education; lived in same
place on 1 Apr 1935; loader in coal mine; in household of father, Luther D. Dowell, with 2 children.
3. Mercer Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1952); Page 126; Line 25; WV Archives Web Site.
Jenous Dowell; age 37; born at Excelsior, WV; divorced; living at Bluefield, WV; married on 20 Sep
1952 at Bluefield, WV; Blanche Hairston; age 27; born at Maybuery, WV; single; living at Bluefield,
WV.


Florence King

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1937); Page 77; WV Archives Web Site.
Jenous Dowell; age 22; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; laborer; living at Premier, WV; son of
Luther and Ada; married on 22 May 1937 at Welch, WV; Florence King; age 18; born in McDowell
Co, WV; single; daughter of Robert and Ollie.


Ernest Y. Dowell

1. 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 #65.
Listed as Ernest Y. Dowell; age 3; born in WV; negro; no education; in household of grandfather,
Luther D. Dowell, with father.


Jenous Dowell Jr

1. 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 #65.
Listed as Jenous Dowell, Jr; age 1; born in WV; negro; no education; in household of grandfather,
Luther D. Dowell, with father.