McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Columbus Harrison Owens

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Jolo; E.D. 24-60; taken 8 May 1940;
Page 1234B; Image 106 of 132; Household #829.
Listed as Columbus H. Owens; age 5; born WV; no education; lived in same place on 1 Apr 1935;
in household of father, Mathew Owens.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1953); page 90; WV Archives Web Site.
Columbus Harrison Owens; age 19; born at Lex, WV; single; living at Iaeger, WV; married on 14
Dec 1953 at Iaeger, WV; Carol Beatrice Crigger; age 16; born and living at Avondale, WV; with
consent of Mathew and Stella Owens, parents of Columbus Harrison Owens; and Willian and Bessie
Crigger, parents of Carol Beatrice Crigger.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'71 008834; WV Archives Web Site via LDS Web Site.
Columbus Owen; age 36; born 22 Jul 1934 in McDowell Co, WV; married; SS #233-54-7051; miner;
husband of Carol Crigger; living at Union City, WV; son of Matthew and Stella (Kennedy) Owens; died
30 May 1971 in Union City, WV; due to shotgun wound of chest; caught in burning apartment; buried
3 Jun 1971 in High Knob cemetery, Iaeger, WV.


Carol Beatrice Crigger

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1953); page 90; WV Archives Web Site.
Columbus Harrison Owens; age 19; born at Lex, WV; single; living at Iaeger, WV; married on 14
Dec 1953 at Iaeger, WV; Carol Beatrice Crigger; age 16; born and living at Avondale, WV; with
consent of Mathew and Stella Owens, parents of Columbus Harrison Owens; and Willian and Bessie
Crigger, parents of Carol Beatrice Crigger.


William Gratten "Willie" Crigger

1. 1920 Census, Big Creek District; English; taken on 8/9 ____1920; Page 5A; Image 9 of 38;
Family #75/76.
Listed as William Crigger; age 9; born in WV; single; in household of father, James A. Crigger.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1929); Page 170; WV Archives Web Site.
Gratten Crigger; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Yukon, WV; son of C.G. and
Martha; married on 19 Jan 1929 in Avondale, WV; Ellen Pennington; age 19; born in Wise Co, VA;
single; daughter of G.W. and Mary Jane.(His parent's names don't match but all other citations do
match up)
3. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'68 007380; WV Archives Web Site.
Willie Crigger; age 56; born in 1912 in WV; married; husband of Bessie Pennington; served in WW II;
miner; SS# 234-14-1883; living at Avondale, WV; son of James and Ella (Baldwin) Crigger; died 26
Apr 1968 in Grace Hospital, Welch, WV; due to bronchial pneumonia; buried 29 Apr 1968 in Reed
Cemetery, Avondale, WV.


Bessie Ellen Pennington

1. Wise Co, VA; Birth Certificate #11629; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Bessie Ellen Pennington; born 6 Mar 1913 in Gladeville District, Wise Co, VA; parents, George
Pennington; age 42; born in KY; laborer; and mother, Mary Pennington; age 27; born in NC;
housework; both living in Dorchester, VA; this was their 4th child; with ony 2 still living including this
birth; deivered by Rosanna Hunsucker, midwife
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1929); Page 170; WV Archives Web Site.
Gratten Crigger; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Yukon, WV; son of C.G. and
Martha; married on 19 Jan 1929 in Avondale, WV; Ellen Pennington; age 19; born in Wise Co, VA;
single; daughter of G.W. and Mary Jane.


Shirley Owens

1. Fanning Funeral Home, Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Shirley Stinson, 54, of Avondale, WV, passed away
Thursday evening, July 26, 2012 in Welch Community
Hospital, Welch, WV.
"Shirley was born April 10, 1958 a daughter of Carol
Beatrice Crigger Owens and the late Columbus
Harrison Owens. She was a homemaker and a loving
wife, mother, and grandmother.
"In addition to her father, Columbus Owens she was
preceded in death by one infant sister.
"Survivors include her husband of thirty six years,
Danny Stinson of the home; her mother, Carol B.
Crigger Owens of Lex, WV; one son, Danny Stinson,
Jr. of Avondale, WV; one daughter, Carol Lynn
Stinson of Gilbert, WV; two sisters, Patsy Roberts of
Coalwood, WV, Susan Owens and Lisa Fay Auvil
both of Iaeger, WV; three brothers, Randy Owens of
Lex, James Harrison (Buck) Owens also of Lex, and
Christopher (Chris) Owens of Iaeger; and three
grandchildren, Shannon Dwayne Stinson of Avondale,
WV, Marrisa Stinson and Abbie Gail Stinson both of
Bradshaw, WV.
"Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, July 31,
2012 at 12 o'clock with Reverend Danny Bowels
officiating at the Avondale Independent Church of
God in Avondale, WV. Burial will follow in the Mullins
Cemetery on Crane Ridge at Ritter Hollow near
Avondale, WV..."


Patsy L. Owens

1. Fanning Funeral Home, Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Patsy L. Roberts, 60, of Coalwood, WV, passed away Monday, September 28, 2015, in the Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, WV, following a long illness.

"Patsy was born August 21, 1955, in Welch, WV, a daughter of Carol Crigger Owens. She was a homemaker; enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed cleaning, gardening and listening to music.

"Patsy was preceded in death by one son, Thomas Christian, one sister, Shirley Stinson, and her father-in-law, Clyde Roberts.

"Survivors include her husband, James Roberts of the home; her mother Carol Owens of Lex, WV; two sons, William "Eddie" Roberts and wife Delphia of Coalwood, WV, and James David Christian of Coalwood, WV; three brothers, Chris Owens of Iaeger WV, Randy Owens and Buck Owens both of Iaeger, WV; two sisters, Susie Owens and Lisa Faye Auville both of Iaeger, WV; and numerous nieces and nephews.

"Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, October 3, 2015, at 12 noon , with Reverend Joe Moore officiating at the Chapel of Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger, WV. Burial will follow in the Mullins Cemetery on Crane Ridge near Avondale, WV..."


Simeon L. Payne

1. Ancestry.com, Ephriam Kenaday search, 14 Dec 2001, submitted by
call2gh@aol.com.
Simeon L. Payne; born on 4 May 1883 at Stacey, VA; died in Mar 1965 in WV;
married Sarah Breeding on 22 Aug 1900 in Buchanan Co, VA.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Collins Ridge, taken on 2 Apr 1930, Page 223A,
Family #2.
Listed as Simeon L. Payne, age 46, born in VA, married at 30, farmer, head of household.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1938); Page 85; WV Archives Web Site.
Sim Payne; born 4 May 1880 at Stacy, VA; living at Jolo, WV; son of Tom and Toda; married on
29 Mar 1938 at Jolo, WV; Lotte Blankenship; born in 1894 in Bradshaw, WV; living at Bradshaw,
WV; daughter of Frank and Nancy.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Raysal; E.D.24-61; taken on 4 May 1940;
Page 112B; Image 92 of 132; Household #124.
Listed as Sim Payne; age 54; born in WV (sic, VA); married; no education; lived in same place on
1 Apr 1935; laborer on road work; head of household.


Lottie B. Atwell

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw; taken on 29 Apr 1910; Page
71B; Image 14 of 28; Family #102/103.
Listed as Lottie Atwell; age 16; born in WV; in household of father, John F. Atwell.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1911); Page 186; WV Archives Web Site.
Perry Blankenship; age 33; born in Buchanan Co, VA; widowed; farmer; living at Bradshaw, WV;
son of Martin and Spicy; married on 20 Apr 1911 at Bradshaw, WV; Lottie Atwell; age 16; born in
McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Frank and Nancy; information given by Jesse Atwell,
Bradshaw, WV.
3. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw; taken on 24/27 Jan 1920;
Page 220B; Image 14 of 26; Family #110/110.
Listed as Lottie Blankenship; age 28; born in WV; married; in household of husband, Perry
Blankenship.
4. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 5 Apr 1930; Page 244A; Image 8
of 51; Family #64/65.
Listed as Lotta Blankenship; age 35; born in WV; married at 18; in household of husband, Perry
Blankenship.
5. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1938); Page 85; WV Archives Web Site.
Sim Payne; born 4 May 1880 at Stacy, VA; living at Jolo, WV; son of Tom and Toda; married on
29 Mar 1938 at Jolo, WV; Lotte Blankenship; born in 1894 in Bradshaw, WV; living at Bradshaw,
WV; daughter of Frank and Nancy.
6. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Raysal; E.D.24-61; taken on 4 May 1940;
Page 112B; Image 92 of 132; Household #124.
Listed as Lottie Payne; age 43; born in WV; married; 3rd grade education; lived in same place on
1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Simeon Payne.
7. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'60 011005; WV Archives Web Site.
Lottie B. Payne; age 65; born in May 1895 in WV; married; housewife; living at Beartown, WV;
daughter of Frank and Nancy (Reed) Atwell; died 8 Aug 1960 in Stevens Clinic, Welch, WV; from
carcinoma of bile ducts and liver with metastasis, diabetes; buried 11 Aug 1960 in family
cemetery, Bradshaw, WV; informant, Homer Blankenship, Iaeger, WV.


Perry Blankenship Jr

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 5 Apr 1930; Page 244A; Image 8
of 51; Family #64/65.
Listed as Junior Blankenship; age 2; born in WV; in household of father, Perry Blankenship.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Raysal; E.D.24-61; taken on 4 May 1940;
Page 112B; Image 92 of 132; Household #124.
Listed as Junior Payne (sic, Blankenship); age 11; born in WV; no education; lived in same
place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of step-father, Simeon Payne.
3. US Public Records Index, Vol 1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Perry J. Blankenship, Jr; born 25 Dec 1927; living at PO Box 00, Avondale, WV 24811 in 1989.
4. US Public Records Index, Vol 1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Perry Blankenship; born 25 Dec 1927; living at PO Box 6, Avondale, WV 24811 in 1996.
5. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Perry Blankenship; born 25 Dec 1936; died 12 Jun 2010; last residence, Avondale, McDowell Co,
WV; card issued in WV before 1951.
(Birth year is questionable)


Pearl Ferrell

1. US Public Records Index, Vol 1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Pearl E. Blankenship; born 1 Sep 1959 (sic, she had to be older to have the listed children); living at
PO Box 6, Avondale, WV 24811 in 1992.


Michael Blankenship

1. US Public Records Index, Vol 1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Michael Blankenship; born 31 Oct 1972; living at PO Box 6, Avondale, WV 24811 in 1995.


Robert J. "Bob" Blankenship

1. US Public Records Index, Vol 1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Robert J. Blankenship; living at PO Box 6, Avondale, WV 24811 in 1995.


Brenda Sue "Susie" Blankenship

1. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Brenda Sue (Susie) Kelly, 46, of Iaeger, WV, passed
away Thursday, July 26, 2012 in Saint Mary's Hospital
in Huntington, WV.
"Susie was born January 7, 1966, in Welch, WV, a
daughter of the late Perry Jr. and Pearl Ferrell
Blankenship.
"In addition to her parents she was preceded in death
by her husband Douglas Kelly, and one brother,
James (Jamie) Blankenship.
"Survivors include her companion, Kenneth (Kenny)
Stanley of Iaeger; three sons, Matthew Kelly of
Iaeger, WV, Justin Kissinger and Timothy Stanley
both of Greenleyville, SC; two step daughters, Angela
Campbell and husband Mark of Palestine, WV, and
Drema Gibson and husband Demian of Sierra Vista,
AZ; six brothers, Michael Blankenship and fiancée
Lenora Reynolds of Grapevine, WV, Robert (Bob)
Blankenship and fiancée Heather Auville of Iaeger,
WV, John Blankenship and wife Stephanie of
Troutman, NC, Ray Blankenship and wife Anita of
Troutman, NC, Billy Blankenship and wife Christy of
Iron Station, NC, and Jason Blankenship and wife
Cindy of Jolo, WV; one sister, Glenna Blankenship
and companion Bill Pickett of Upland, WV: and five
step grandchildren.
"Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, August
2, 2012 at 1 o'clock with Reverend Roger (Pete)
Woods and Reverend William Daugherty officiating at
the Jesus Church at Bartley, WV. Burial will follow in
the Horn Cemetery on Rockridge near Paynesville,
WV..."