McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

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Malissa Alice Strouth

1. FindAGrave.com; Powell Cemetery on Coon Branch Mountain near Garland/Iaeger.
Melissa Alice Strouth Cochran; born 26 Jul 1860; died 15 oct 1921; buried here.
"Melissa was the mother of Ida Bell Cochran - Powell who married Newton Cleveland Powell. Melissa
was the wife of Henry J. Cochran."


Harold Malcolm Copley

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 25/26 Mar 1920; Page 252A;
Image 34 of 35; Family #354/357.
Listed as Harold Copley; age 4 mons; born in WV; in household of father, John R. Copley.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 25 Apr 1930; Page 196A;
Image 34 of 35; Family #354/357.
Listed as Harold Copley; age 10; born in WV; in household of father, John R. Copley.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Sandy Huff; E.D. 24-57; taken on 2 May
1940; Page 1116B; Image 68 of 74; Household ##573.
Listed as Harold Copley; age 20; born in WV; single; 1 yr HS education; lived in same house on 1
Apr 1935; coal miner; in household of mother, Minnie Lambert Copley.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'72 010961; WV Archives Web Site.
Harold M. Copley; age 52; born 3 Nov 1919 in WV; married; husband of Ruth Powell; N&W Railway
engineer; SS #233-12-8516; living at Iaeger, WV; son of John and Minnie (Lambert) Copley; died 1
Jun 1972 DOA Stevens Clinic, Welch, WV; from possible myocardial infarction
4. FindAGrave.com; Powell Cemetery on Coon Branch Mountain near Garland/Iaeger.
Harold Malcolm Copley; born 3 Nov 1919; died 1 Jun 1972; buried here.
"Harold Copley was the husband of Ruth Powell. Ruthis the daughter of Newton Cleveland Powell
and Ida Bell Cochran - Powell."


Ruth Marie Powell

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 14 Apr 1930; Page 258B; Image
36 of 51; Family #313/318.
Listed as Ruth Powell; age 8; born in WV; in household of father, Newton C. Powell.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Iaeger; E.D. 24-56; taken on 4 Apr 1940;
Page 19(?)72A; Image 7 of 28; Household #58.
Listed as Ruth Powell; age 18; born in WV; single; 1 yr HS education; lived at same place on 1 Apr
1935; in household of father, Newton C. Powell.
3. Fanning Funeral Home; Iager, WV; Posted Obit.
"Ruth Marie Powell Copley, 91, passed the evening of
September 27, 2012, at her home in Sandy Huff, near
Iaeger, WV, surrounded by her family.
"Ruth was born September 15, 1921, in Lex, WV, a
daughter of the late Newton C. and Ida B. Cochran
Powell.
"In addition to her parents she was preceded in death
by her husband, Harold M. Copley, three brothers,
Richard, Hobart, and Tommy Powell, two sisters,
Mildred McKinney and Dorothy Walls, one grandson
James S. Bowen, and a great grandson, Phillip John
Copley.
"Ruth was the proud mother of eight children, five
sons, Ron Copley and wife Mary Frances of
Manassas, VA, Don Copley and wife Angie of
Woodbridge, VA, John Copley and wife Gale of
Bluefield, WV, Tommy Copley and wife Minnie of
Inez, KY, and Michael ?Fred? Copley and wife Donna
of Bluefield, WV; and three daughters, Margaret
Copley Bogle and Sue Copley both of Spotswood, NJ,
and Barbara Deskins and a special son-in-law Marion
Deskins of the home. Ruth is survived by 17
grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and 3
great-great grandchildren. Additional survivors
include two brothers, H.C. Powell and wife Beverly of
Centerburg, OH, and Danny Powell and wife Patsy of
Princeton, WV; one sister, Elizabeth ?Libby?
Campbell and husband Ralph of Long Bottom near
Iaeger, WV. She will be remembered by her special
friend and sister-in-law, Frances Copley, of New
Market, MD, and Inez Shrader of Coon Branch near
Iaeger, WV.
"Funeral services will be conducted Sunday,
September 30, 2012, at 11 o'clock, with Reverend
Bobby McKinney officiating at the Chapel of Fanning
Funeral Home in Iaeger, WV. Burial will follow in the
Powell Cemetery on Coon Branch Mountain near
Iaeger, WV..."


Ralph Adam Campbell Jr

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1955); Page 87; WV Archives Web Site.
Ralph Campbell, Jr; age 20; born at Big Four, WV; single; living at Riderfield, WV; married on 2 Sep
1955 at Welch, WV; Elizabeth Powell; age 18; born and living at Iaeger, WV; single; with consent
of Ralph Adam and Elva Campbell, parents of Ralph Campbell, Jr., and Newt and Ida Powell, parents
of Elizabeth Powell.
2. US Public Records Index, Vo 2; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Ralph Campbell; born 14 Jul 1935; living at PO Box Durbin, Iaeger, WV 24844.


Elizabeth Ann"Libby" Powell

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Iaeger; E.D. 24-56; taken on 4 Apr 1940;
Page 19(?)72A; Image 7 of 28; Household #58.
Listed as Elizabeth An Powell; age 2; born in WV; no education; in household of father, Newton C.
Powell.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1955); Page 87; WV Archives Web Site.
Ralph Campbell, Jr; age 20; born at Big Four, WV; single; living at Riderfield, WV; married on 2 Sep
1955 at Welch, WV; Elizabeth Powell; age 18; born and living at Iaeger, WV; single; with consent
of Ralph Adam and Elva Campbell, parents of Ralph Campbell, Jr., and Newt and Ida Powell, parents
of Elizabeth Powell.
3. US Public Records Index, Vo 2; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Elizabeth A. Campbell; born _______; living at PO Box Durbin, Iaeger, WV 24844.
4. US Public Records Index, Vo 2; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Elizabeth Campbell; born 16 Jul 1937; living at General Delivery, Iaeger, WV 24844.
5. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Elizabeth Ann “Libby” Campbell, 83, of Lincolnton, NC, formerly of Iaeger, WV, passed away Saturday, October 24, 2020 at her home in Lincolnton.

"Libby was born July 16, 1937, in Iaeger, WV, a daughter of the late Newton C. and Ida Cochran Powell. Libby was a retail clerk at Magic Mart and the last member of her original family.

"In addition to her parents, Libby was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Campbell; one grandson, Anthony Campbell; and her siblings, Ruth, Hobart, H.C., Danny, Dorothy, Mildred, Tommy, and Daniel.

"Survivors include her son, Terry Campbell of Lincolnton, NC; grandson, Daniel Campbell also of Lincolnton; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

"Funeral services will be conducted Friday, October 30, 2020, at 1 o’clock with Reverend Bob McKinney and Reverend Danny Bowles officiating at the Chapel of Fanning funeral Home in Iaeger, WV. Burial will follow in Iaeger Memorial Cemetery at Roderfield. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

"Friends may visit with the family Thursday evening, October 29, 2020, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Chapel of Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger, WV.

"Services will be held in accordance with Covid-19 guidelines, mask are to be worn by all attending and social distancing is to be practiced with no more than 25 people in attendance.

"Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger, WV, is assisting the family.

"Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fanningfuneralhomes.com"


Danny Powell

1. US Public Records Index, Vol 1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Danny Powell; born 27 Aug 1941; living 211 Petty Road, Princeton, WV 24740 in 1993.


Patsy

1. US Public Records Index, Vol 1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Patsy Powell; born 14 Sep 1946; living 211 Petty Road, Princeton, WV 24740 in 1993.


H.C. Powell

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Iaeger; E.D. 24-56; taken on 4 Apr 1940;
Page 19(?)72A; Image 7 of 28; Household #58.
Listed as H.C. Powell; age 9; born in WV; 4th grade education; lived at same place on 1
Apr 1935; in household of father, Newton C. Powell.
2. US Public Records Index, Vol 1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
H.C. Powell; born 28 Oct 1939; living at 3045 Columbus Road, Centerburg, OH 43011 in 1993.


Jerry Dean Walls

1. Giles Co, VA; Marriage License #81-059631; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Jerry Dean Walls; age 24; born 5 Oct 1957 in WV; this is his 1st marriage; 12th grade education;
living in Edmor Village, Welch, WV; son of James Brady and Dorothy Marian (Powell) Walls; married
on 30 Dec 1981 in Pembroke, VA; Phyllis Ann Alger, maiden name Robinette; age 32; born 12 Aug
1949 in WV; divorced; 1st marriage ended in Jun 1978; this is her 2nd marriage; 11th grade
education; living in Edmor Village, Welch, WV; daughter of Arvil and Lillian Gertrude (Stacy)
Robinette.
2. Rockingham Co, VA; Marriage License #88-016422; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Jerry Dean Walls; age 30; born 5 oct 1957 in WV; this is his 1st (sic, 2nd) marriage; 12th grade
education; living at Rt3, Box 77, Harrisonburg, VA; son of James brady and Dorothy Marion (Powell)
Walls; married on 1 Apr 1988 in Harrisonburg, VA; Alice Faye Sites; maiden name Sites; age 34;
born 31 Mar 1954 in VA; divorced; this is her 2nd marriage; 1st marriage ended 3 Mar 1975; 10th
grade education; living at Rt 3, Box 77, Harrisonburg, VA; daughter of Charles Lindbergh and Wanda
L. (Hottinger) Sites.
3. Douglas Mortuary; Welch, WV; Posted Obit.
"Jerry Dean Walls, 61, of Big Sandy passed away Friday, September 6, 2019 at his home.

"Born October 5, 1957 in Welch he was the son of the late James Brady Walls and Dorothy Powell Walls. He was a former coalminer, and attended the Church of God in Roderfield.

'In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Kenny Walls.

"Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Alice Faye Walls of the home; a daughter, Jerri Deana Lucion and husband Phillip of Hensley two brothers, Richard Walls and wife Misty of Hensley, and Morris Walls of Beckley; two sisters, Karen Greathead and husband Sammy of Myrtle Beach, and Melissa Cipriani and husband Preston of Iaeger; and two granddaughters, Nicole Lynn Lucion and Trinity Gale Lucion.

"The family will hold a memorial service in his honor on Friday, September 13, at his home in Big Sandy beginning at 10 a.m.

"The Douglas Mortuary of Welch is serving the family."


Phyllis Ann Robinette

1. Giles Co, VA; Marriage License #81-059631; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Jerry Dean Walls; age 24; born 5 Oct 1957 in WV; this is his 1st marriage; 12th grade education;
living in Edmor Village, Welch, WV; son of James Brady and Dorothy Marian (Powell) Walls; married
on 30 Dec 1981 in Pembroke, VA; Phyllis Ann Alger, maiden name Robinette; age 32; born 12 Aug
1949 in WV; divorced; 1st marriage ended in Jun 1978; this is her 2nd marriage; 11th grade
education; living in Edmor Village, Welch, WV; daughter of Arvil and Lillian Gertrude (Stacy)
Robinette.


Joseph Severs "Joe" McKinney

1. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Joe Severs McKinney
Race: White
Age: 20
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Place: Iaeger, West Virginia, USA
Birth Date: 16 Sep 1922
Residence Place: Radford, Montgomery, Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 1942
Employer: J J Hoff
Weight: 150
Complexion: Light
Eye Color: Gray
Hair Color: Black
Height: 6 1
Next of Kin: S C Mckinney
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Joe Severs McKinney Self (Head)"
2. Richmond, VA; Death Certificate # 81-040333; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Joseph Severs McKinney; age 59; born 16 Sep 1922 in WV; divorced; painter; living at Box 63,
Iaeger, McDowell Co, WV; son of Sylvester and Sally (Graham) McKenney; died 31 Dec 1981 in the
VA Medical Center, Richmond, VA; due to far advanced stage IV laryngeal and hypopharyngeal
carcinoma; buried in iaeger memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, WV.
3. U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Joe McKinney
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 16 Sep 1922
Death Date: 31 Dec 1981
Cause of Death: Natural
SSN: 236267227
Branch 1: NAVY
Enlistment Date 1: 12 Oct 1942
Release Date 1: 18 Dec 1945"
4. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Joe Severs McKinney
[Joe S McKinney]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 16 Sep 1922
Birth Place: Iaeger McDow, West Virginia
Death Date: 31 Dec 1981
Father: Sylvester C McKinney
Mother: Sally Graham
SSN: 236267227
Disability Status: Disability denied - no record of type.
Notes: Sep 1940: Name listed as JOE SEVERS MCKINNEY;
07 Feb 1997: Name listed as JOE S MCKINNEY"
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by;
B. Walls; 16 Dec 2013.
Joe S. McKinney; born in 1922; died in 1981; buried here; grave marker photo shown; S1 US NAVY *
WORLD WAR II";
"Family links:
Parents:
Sylvester Clay McKinney (1872 - 1955)
Sally G. Graham McKinney (1886 - 1940)

Sibling:
Joe S. McKinney (1922 - 1981)
Mary Alice McKinney Sutphin (1924 - 2016)*..."


Mildred Powell

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 14 Apr 1930; Page 258B; Image
36 of 51; Family #313/318.
Listed as Mildred Powell; age 6; born in WV; in household of father, Newton C. Powell.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Iaeger; E.D. 24-56; taken on 4 Apr 1940;
Page 19(?)72A; Image 7 of 28; Household #58.
Listed as Mildred Powell; age 16; born in WV; single; 2 yrs HS education; lived at same place on 1
Apr 1935; in household of father, Newton C. Powell.


Hobart Marvin Powell

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 14 Apr 1930; Page 258B; Image
36 of 51; Family #313/318.
Listed as Hobert Powell; age 4; born in WV; in household of father, Newton C. Powell.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Iaeger; E.D. 24-56; taken on 4 Apr 1940;
Page 19(?)72A; Image 7 of 28; Household #58.
Listed as Hobert Powell; age 14; born in WV; 1 yr HS education; lived at same place on 1
Apr 1935; in household of father, Newton C. Powell.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1953); Page 214; WV Archives Web Site.
Hobart M. Powell; age 27; born and living at Ieager, WV; single; married on 11 May 1953 at
Roderfield, WV; Geraldine Davidson; age 29; born and living at Iaeger, WV; divorced.


Geraldine Davidson

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1953); Page 214; WV Archives Web Site.
Hobart M. Powell; age 27; born and living at Ieager, WV; single; married on 11 May 1953 at
Roderfield, WV; Geraldine Davidson; age 29; born and living at Iaeger, WV; divorced.


Ralph Adam Campbell Sr

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1935); Page 278; WV Archives Web Site.
Ralph Campbell; age 26; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; taxi driver; living at Big Four, WV; son
of Andrew and _____; married on 18 May 1935 at Big Four, WV; Elva Crockett; age 21; born in
Buchanan Co, VA; single; living at Big Four, WV; daughter of Bob and Nancy.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 9 Mar 2014.
Ralph Campbell; born 5 Jun 1909; died 7 Nov 1980; buried here; double headstone photo shown
with wife Elva Crockett Campbell.


Elva Crockett

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Paynesville; taken on 7/9 Feb 1920; Page
229B; Image 6 of 16; Family #275/277.
Listed as Elva Crocket; age 4 yrs, 8 mons; born in VA; in household of father, Robert L. Crockett.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1935); Page 278; WV Archives Web Site.
Ralph Campbell; age 26; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; taxi driver; living at Big Four, WV; son
of Andrew and _____; married on 18 May 1935 at Big Four, WV; Elva Crockett; age 21; born in
Buchanan Co, VA; single; living at Big Four, WV; daughter of Bob and Nancy.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 9 Mar 2014.
Elva Campbell; born 6 May 1915; died 24 May 1983; buried here; double headstone photo shown
with husband, Ralph Campbell.