McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

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Thomas Lee Jewell

1. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Thomas Lee Jewell, 59, of Raven, VA, passed away
Friday, August 17, 2012 in Clinch Valley Medical
Center in Richlands, VA.
"Thomas was born December 6, 1952 in Iaeger, WV a
son of the late Sam and Thelma Rose Jewell.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by
his first wife, Louise Steele, two brothers, John Jewell
and George Howard Jewell, two sisters, Flossie
Jewell and Edith Kennedy; and a brother-in-law, Hank
Kennedy.
"Survivors include his wife, Sandy Jewell of War, WV;
two children, Samantha Lee Jewell and Brian Keith
Jewell both of Richlands, VA; two brothers, Rufus
Jewell and wife Ruby of Avondale, WV, and Elbert
Jewell and wife Willa of Jolo, WV; one sister,
Clementine Griggs and husband Roger of Raven, VA;
five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
"Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, August
21, 2012, at 11 o clock, with Pastor John Wheeler and
Pastor Danny Bowles officiating at the Mile Branch
Church of the Living God at Mile Branch near Iaeger,
WV. Burial will follow in the Boyd Blankenship
Cemetery on State Line Ridge near Paynesville, WV..."


Thomas Lee Jewell

1. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Thomas Lee Jewell, 59, of Raven, VA, passed away
Friday, August 17, 2012 in Clinch Valley Medical
Center in Richlands, VA.
"Thomas was born December 6, 1952 in Iaeger, WV a
son of the late Sam and Thelma Rose Jewell.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by
his first wife, Louise Steele, two brothers, John Jewell
and George Howard Jewell, two sisters, Flossie
Jewell and Edith Kennedy; and a brother-in-law, Hank
Kennedy.
"Survivors include his wife, Sandy Jewell of War, WV;
two children, Samantha Lee Jewell and Brian Keith
Jewell both of Richlands, VA; two brothers, Rufus
Jewell and wife Ruby of Avondale, WV, and Elbert
Jewell and wife Willa of Jolo, WV; one sister,
Clementine Griggs and husband Roger of Raven, VA;
five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
"Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, August
21, 2012, at 11 o clock, with Pastor John Wheeler and
Pastor Danny Bowles officiating at the Mile Branch
Church of the Living God at Mile Branch near Iaeger,
WV. Burial will follow in the Boyd Blankenship
Cemetery on State Line Ridge near Paynesville, WV..."


Flossie Mae Jewell

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1953); Page 196; WV Archives Web Site.
Andy Lee Kelly; age 19; born and living in Iaeger, WV; single; married on 2 May 1953 at Union City,
WV; Flossie Mae Jewell; age 21; born in Bradshaw, WV; single; living at Iaeger, WV; with consent of
James and Ollie Kelly, parents of Andy Lee Kelly.
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Flossie Mae Collins
[Flossie M Jewell]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 6 Jun 1931
Birth Place: Bradshaw Mcd, West Virginia
Death Date: 31 Oct 1997
Father: Samuel Jewell
Mother: Victoria Webb
SSN: 232027955
Notes: 30 Nov 1973: Name listed as FLOSSIE MAE COLLINS;
29 May 1980: Name listed as FLOSSIE M JEWELL"


Robert Adkins

1. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Baileysville District; Mill Creek of Bartley; E.D. 55-1; taken on 29
Apr 1940; Page 11B; Image 22 of 45; Household #154.
Listed as Robert Adkins; age 22; married; 4th grade education; lived in same house on 1 Apr 1935;
coal miner; in household of step-father-in-law, John O. Blankenship, with wife and child.


Murlie A. Adams

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Baileysville District; taken on 9 Jan 1920; Page 137A;
Family #36/37.
Listed as Murlie A. Adams; age 11 mons; born in WV; in household of father, James Adams.
2. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Baileysville District; taken on 16 Apr 1930; Page 83A;
Family #188/199.
Listed as Murlie Adams; age 11; born in WV; in household of step-father, John (sic, Alex Elmer)
Blankenship.
3. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Baileysville District; Mill Creek of Bartley; E.D. 55-1; taken on 29
Apr 1940; Page 11B; Image 22 of 45; Household #154.
Listed as Merley Adkins; age 21; born in WV; married; wife's daughter; 8th grade education; lived
in same house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of step-father, Alex Elmer Blankenship, with husband
and child.


James Adkins

1. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Baileysville District; Mill Creek of Bartley; E.D. 55-1; taken on 29
Apr 1940; Page 11B; Image 22 of 45; Household #154.
Listed as James Adkins; age 2; born in WV; no education; in household of step-grandfather, John
O. Blankenship, with parents.


Oliver Blankenship

1. "The Heritage of McDowell Co, WV...", McDowell Co Historical Society, 1995
"Moses Blankenship" article, page 102; submitted by Robert G. Tedder, III, Oneida, TN.
"...Moses and Esther Annie had the fpllowing children: Moses Jennings born March 12, 1897,
Bertha Elizabeth born April 22, 1899, Pearl born March 7, 1901, Elmer born April 25, 1908..."
2. E-mail; 4 Aug 2012; Stella (____).
"...Moses Blankenship and Annie Ruyon had 5 children, there was also Jesse Alderson Blankenship
b. 1906 d. 1987. The name Elmer is not correct, it should be Oliver b. 1908 d. 1955 at
Mohawk..."
3. E-mail; 24 Aug 2012; Stella (____).
"Oliver Blankenship married Carrie Justice d.o. Salisbury Justice and Bertie Bailey on 1 Jan. 1929,
they had one child, Violet Katherine Blankenship. Carrie died 19 April 1930.
Oliver married Della Foster 16 March 1931-this was second marriage for Della-first husband was
Bobby Smith-killed in Ky. Della and Oliver had no children.
Oliver died 25 May 1955, buried at Four Pole cemetery at Mohawk, Wv."
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1929); Page 111; WV Archives Web Site.
Oliver Blankenship; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Mohawk, WV; son of
Moses and Annie; married; on 1 Jan 1929 at Panther, WV; Carrie Justice; age 17; born in
Buchanan Co, VA; single; daughter of Salisbury and Bertie.
5. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Panther; taken on 10 Apr 1930; Page 183A;
Image 21 of 56; Family #235/235.
Listed as Oliver Blankenship; age 22; born in WV; married at 21; retail general merchant; head of
household.
6. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1931); Page 355; WV Archives Web Site.
Oliver Blankenship; age 22; born in McDowell Co, WV; widowed; miner; living at Mohawk, WV; son
of Mose and Annie; married; on 16 Mar 1931 at Iaeger, WV; Della Smith; age 21; born in Carter
Co, widow; daughter of John and Nancy.
7. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Mohawk; E.D. 24-57; taken on 4 Apr 1940;
Page 1055B; Image 6 of 74; Household #57.
Listed as oliver Blankenship; age 31; born in WV; married; 8th grade education; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; proprietor of grocery store; head of household.
8. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #6099; WV Archives Web Site.
Oliver Blankenship; age 47; born in Apr 1908 at Mohawk, WV; married; coal miner; living at
Mohawk, WV; son of Mose and Annie Blankenship; died 25 May 1955 in Grace Hospital, Welch,
WV; from carcinoma of pancreas with metastasis; buried 28 May 1955 in Four Pole Cemetery,
Mohawk, WV.


Carrie Justice

1. E-mail; 24 Aug 2012; Stella (____).
"Oliver Blankenship married Carrie Justice d.o. Salisbury Justice and Bertie Bailey on 1 Jan. 1929, they had one child, Violet Katherine Blankenship. Carrie died 19 April 1930.
Oliver married Della Foster 16 March 1931-this was second marriage for Della-first husband was Bobby Smith-killed in Ky. Della and Oliver had no children.
Oliver died 25 May 1955, buried at Four Pole cemetery at Mohawk, Wv."
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1929); Page 111; WV Archives Web Site.
Oliver Blankenship; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Mohawk, WV; son of
Moses and Annie; married; on 1 Jan 1929 at Panther, WV; Carrie Justice; age 17; born in Buchanan
Co, VA; single; daughter of Salisbury and Bertie.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Panther; taken on 10 Apr 1930; Page 183A;
Image 21 of 56; Family #235/235.
Listed as Carrie Blankenship; age 19; born in WV (sic, VA); married at 17; in household of husband,
Oliver Blankenship.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #5182; WV Archives Web Site.
Carrie Blankenship; age 18 yrs, 2 mons, 26 days; born 29 Jan 1912 at Grundy, VA; married;
hosuewife; living at Mohawk, WV; daughter of Solbury and Burdie (Bailey) Justice; died 19 Apr
1930 at Mohawk, WV; from labor pneumonia of left lung with puerperel sypsis; buried 27 Apr 1930
at Longpole, WV; informant, Oliver Blankenship, Mohawk, WV.


Oliver Blankenship

1. "The Heritage of McDowell Co, WV...", McDowell Co Historical Society, 1995
"Moses Blankenship" article, page 102; submitted by Robert G. Tedder, III, Oneida, TN.
"...Moses and Esther Annie had the fpllowing children: Moses Jennings born March 12, 1897,
Bertha Elizabeth born April 22, 1899, Pearl born March 7, 1901, Elmer born April 25, 1908..."
2. E-mail; 4 Aug 2012; Stella (____).
"...Moses Blankenship and Annie Ruyon had 5 children, there was also Jesse Alderson Blankenship
b. 1906 d. 1987. The name Elmer is not correct, it should be Oliver b. 1908 d. 1955 at
Mohawk..."
3. E-mail; 24 Aug 2012; Stella (____).
"Oliver Blankenship married Carrie Justice d.o. Salisbury Justice and Bertie Bailey on 1 Jan. 1929,
they had one child, Violet Katherine Blankenship. Carrie died 19 April 1930.
Oliver married Della Foster 16 March 1931-this was second marriage for Della-first husband was
Bobby Smith-killed in Ky. Della and Oliver had no children.
Oliver died 25 May 1955, buried at Four Pole cemetery at Mohawk, Wv."
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1929); Page 111; WV Archives Web Site.
Oliver Blankenship; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Mohawk, WV; son of
Moses and Annie; married; on 1 Jan 1929 at Panther, WV; Carrie Justice; age 17; born in
Buchanan Co, VA; single; daughter of Salisbury and Bertie.
5. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Panther; taken on 10 Apr 1930; Page 183A;
Image 21 of 56; Family #235/235.
Listed as Oliver Blankenship; age 22; born in WV; married at 21; retail general merchant; head of
household.
6. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1931); Page 355; WV Archives Web Site.
Oliver Blankenship; age 22; born in McDowell Co, WV; widowed; miner; living at Mohawk, WV; son
of Mose and Annie; married; on 16 Mar 1931 at Iaeger, WV; Della Smith; age 21; born in Carter
Co, widow; daughter of John and Nancy.
7. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Mohawk; E.D. 24-57; taken on 4 Apr 1940;
Page 1055B; Image 6 of 74; Household #57.
Listed as oliver Blankenship; age 31; born in WV; married; 8th grade education; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; proprietor of grocery store; head of household.
8. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #6099; WV Archives Web Site.
Oliver Blankenship; age 47; born in Apr 1908 at Mohawk, WV; married; coal miner; living at
Mohawk, WV; son of Mose and Annie Blankenship; died 25 May 1955 in Grace Hospital, Welch,
WV; from carcinoma of pancreas with metastasis; buried 28 May 1955 in Four Pole Cemetery,
Mohawk, WV.


Della Kate Foster

1. E-mail; 24 Aug 2012; Stella (____).
"Oliver Blankenship married Carrie Justice d.o. Salisbury Justice and Bertie Bailey on 1 Jan. 1929, they had one child, Violet Katherine Blankenship. Carrie died 19 April 1930.
Oliver married Della Foster 16 March 1931-this was second marriage for Della-first husband was Bobby Smith-killed in Ky. Della and Oliver had no children.
Oliver died 25 May 1955, buried at Four Pole cemetery at Mohawk, Wv."
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1931); Page 355; WV Archives Web Site.
Oliver Blankenship; age 22; born in McDowell Co, WV; widowed; miner; living at Mohawk, WV; son
of Mose and Annie; married; on 16 Mar 1931 at Iaeger, WV; Della Smith; age 21; born in Carter Co,
widow; daughter of John and Nancy.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Mohawk; E.D. 24-57; taken on 4 Apr 1940;
Page 1055B; Image 6 of 74; Household #57.
Listed as Della Blankenship; age 30; born in KY; 4th grade education; lived in same place on 1 Apr
1935; in household of husband, Oliver Blankenship.


Bobby Smith

1. E-mail; 24 Aug 2012; Stella (____).
"Oliver Blankenship married Carrie Justice d.o. Salisbury Justice and Bertie Bailey on 1 Jan. 1929, they had one child, Violet Katherine Blankenship. Carrie died 19 April 1930.
Oliver married Della Foster 16 March 1931-this was second marriage for Della-first husband was Bobby Smith-killed in Ky. Della and Oliver had no children.
Oliver died 25 May 1955, buried at Four Pole cemetery at Mohawk, Wv."


Della Kate Foster

1. E-mail; 24 Aug 2012; Stella (____).
"Oliver Blankenship married Carrie Justice d.o. Salisbury Justice and Bertie Bailey on 1 Jan. 1929, they had one child, Violet Katherine Blankenship. Carrie died 19 April 1930.
Oliver married Della Foster 16 March 1931-this was second marriage for Della-first husband was Bobby Smith-killed in Ky. Della and Oliver had no children.
Oliver died 25 May 1955, buried at Four Pole cemetery at Mohawk, Wv."
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1931); Page 355; WV Archives Web Site.
Oliver Blankenship; age 22; born in McDowell Co, WV; widowed; miner; living at Mohawk, WV; son
of Mose and Annie; married; on 16 Mar 1931 at Iaeger, WV; Della Smith; age 21; born in Carter Co,
widow; daughter of John and Nancy.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Mohawk; E.D. 24-57; taken on 4 Apr 1940;
Page 1055B; Image 6 of 74; Household #57.
Listed as Della Blankenship; age 30; born in KY; 4th grade education; lived in same place on 1 Apr
1935; in household of husband, Oliver Blankenship.


Edward L. Rakes

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Davy; taken on 3 Apr 1930; Page 39A;
Family #63/71.
Listed as Edward L. Rakes; age 2 yrs, 10 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Ira Rakes.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1947); Page 27; WV Archives Web Site.
Edward L. Rakes; age 19; born ay Marytown, WV; single; living at Davy, WV; married on 1 Jun 1947
at Baisden, WV; Violet K. Blankenship; age 17; born and living at Mohawk, WV; wirh consent of
Hattie Ellen Rakes, mother of Edward L. Rakes and Oliver Blankenship, father of Violet K. Blankenship.


Violet Katherine Blankenship

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Panther; taken on 10 Apr 1930; Page 183A;
Image 21 of 56; Family #235/235.
Listed as Jane Blankenship; age 7 mons; born in WW; in household of father, Oliver Blankenship.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Mohawk; E.D. 24-57; taken on 4 Apr 1940;
Page 1055B; Image 6 of 74; Household #57.
Listed as Violet Blankenship; age 10; born in WV; 5th grade education; lived in same place on 1 Apr
1935; in household of father, Oliver Blankenship.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1947); Page 27; WV Archives Web Site.
Edward L. Rakes; age 19; born ay Marytown, WV; single; living at Davy, WV; married on 1 Jun 1947
at Baisden, WV; Violet K. Blankenship; age 17; born and living at Mohawk, WV; wirh consent of
Hattie Ellen Rakes, mother of Edward L. Rakes and Oliver Blankenship, father of Violet K. Blankenship.


Charles Burgess

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1939); Page 25; WV Archives Web Site.
Charles Burgess; age 21; born in Logan Co, WV; single; living at Cyclone, WV; son of Charles and
Zilpha (Paynter) Burgess; married on 25 Jul 1939 at Cyclone, WV; Mary Ruth Paynter; age 20;
born in Logan Co, WV; single; living at Cyclone, WV; daughter of Ben H. and Bertha Paynter.


Mary Ruth Paynter

1. 1920 Census, Logan Co, WV; Triadelphia District; Madison Creek; taken on 18 Mar 1920;
Page 195A; Family #381/385.
Listed as Mary R. Paynter; age 11 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Benjamin H. Paynter.
2. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 3 Apr 1930, Page 188A, Family #38.
Listed as Ruth Paynter, age 10, born in WV, in household of father, Benjamin H. Paynter.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1939); Page 25; WV Archives Web Site.
Charles Burgess; age 21; born in Logan Co, WV; single; living at Cyclone, WV; son of Charles and
Zilpha (Paynter) Burgess; married on 25 Jul 1939 at Cyclone, WV; Mary Ruth Paynter; age 20;
born in Logan Co, WV; single; living at Cyclone, WV; daughter of Ben H. and Bertha Paynter.
4. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Oceana District; Lawer Road Branch; E.D. 55-9; taken on 18 Apr
1940; Page 192A; Image 11 of 96; Household #75.
Listed as Ruth Paynter; age 17; born in WV; single; 8th grade education; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Benjamin H. Paynter.
(This listing was taken about 9 months after her marriage to Charles Burgess, yet it lists her as
single)
5. "The Register Herald", Beckley, WV, Friday 15 Apr 2005, Newspaper Obit.
" MATHENY -- Dexter B. Paynter departed this life Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at Raleigh General
Hospital at the age of 75 years, 1 month and 10 days following a long illness.... "Those left to cherish his memory are... four sisters, Donzil Blankenship of Oceana, Nancy Miller and
Bonnie Eldridge, both of Cyclone, and Ruth Elkins of Mallory; a brother, Calvin Paynter and wife,
Thelma, of Charleston..."