McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Troutman Roberts

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 26 Jun 1900; Page 253A; Image
29 of 65; Family #253/253.
Listed as Towson Roberts; age 4 mons; born in WV in Jan 1900; in household of father, William H.
Roberts.
2. Mingo Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1921); Page 238; WV Archives Web Site.
Troutman Roberts; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; farmer; living at War Eagle, WV; son of
W.H. and Peggy Roberts; married on 20 Apr 1921 in Williamson, WV; Martha Kennedy; age 21; born
in McDowell Co, WV; single; living at War Eagle, WV; daughter of John and Lottie Kennedy.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; E.D. 24-58; taken 12 Apr 1940; Page 1145B;
Image 51 of 60; Household #385.
Listed as Troutman Roberts; age 40; born in WV; married; 6th grade education; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; laborer on WPA road project; head of household.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #8179; WV Archives Web Site via LDS Web Site.
Troutman Roberts; age 40 yrs, 4 mons, 19 days; born 2 Feb 1900 in Rockridge, WV; married; husband
of Martha Kennedy Roberts; farmer; living at Rockridge, WV; son of William H. and Peggy (Coleman)
Roberts; died 21 May 1940 at Rockridge, WV; due to acute alcololism; myocarditis and hypertension;
buried 24 May 1940 at Rockridge; informant, Martha Roberts, Rockridge, WV.


Martha Kennedy

1. Mingo Co, WV; Marriage records; Vol #__(1921); Page 238; WV Archives Web Site.
Troutman Roberts; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; farmer; living at War Eagle, WV; son of
W.H. and Peggy Roberts; married on 20 Apr 1921 in Williamson, WV; Martha Kennedy; age 21; born
in McDowell Co, WV; single; living at War Eagle, WV; daughter of John and Lottie Kennedy.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; E.D. 24-58; taken 12 Apr 1940; Page 1145B;
Image 51 of 60; Household #385.
Listed as Martha Roberts; age 39; born in WV; married; 4th grade education; in household of
husband, Troutman Roberts.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #8848; WV Archives Web Site.
Martha Roberts; age 53; born 11 Feb 1901 at Rockridge, WV; widow; housewife; living at Bradshaw,
WV; daughter of John and Ellen (Addair) Kennedy; died 20 Jun 1955 in Grace Hospital, Welch, WV;
due to endometrioid cancer of cervix, grade IV; buried 23 Jun 1955 at Rockridge, WV.


David L. Roberts

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; E.D. 24-58; taken 12 Apr 1940; Page 1145B;
Image 51 of 60; Household #385.
Listed as David L. Roberts; age 8; born in WV; no education; attending school; lived in same
house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Troutman Roberts.


Woodrow Franklin Roberts

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; E.D. 24-58; taken 12 Apr 1940; Page 1145B;
Image 51 of 60; Household #385.
Listed as Woodrow F. Roberts; age 6; born in WV; no education; not attending school; lived in same
house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Troutman Roberts.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #13202; WV Archives Web Site.
Woodrow Franklin Roberts; age 17; born 1 Sep 1933 at Rockridge, WV; single; living at Rockridge;
WV; son of Troutman and Martha Roberts; died 9 Sep 1950 in Welch, WV; due to pulmonary
tuberculosis; buried 12 Sep 1950 in Roberts Cemetery, Rockridge, WV; informant, Martha Roberts.


William Nolan Pruitt

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 11 Apr 1930, Page 255A,
Family #245.
Listed as Nolan Pruett, age 18, born in WV, in household of father, Jesse Pruitt.
2. Wood Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1934); Page 41; WV Archives Web Site.
William Nolan Pruett; age 23; born in McDowell Co, WV; living at Bradshaw, WV; married on 22
Dec 1934 at Tavennersville, WV; Ethel Mildred Atwell; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; living at
Parkersburg, WV
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1954); Page 148; WV Archives Web Site.
William Nolan Pruitt; age 43; born and living at Garland, WV; widowed; married on 27 Nov 1954
at Avondale, WV; Maggie Virginia Dawson; age 19; born at Avondale, WV; single; living at Bradshaw,
WV; with consent of Felmon and Lottie Dawson, parents of Maggie Virginia Dawson.


Maggie Virginia Dawson

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1954); Page 148; WV Archives Web Site.
William Nolan Pruitt; age 43; born and living at Garland, WV; widowed; married on 27 Nov 1954
at Avondale, WV; Maggie Virginia Dawson; age 19; born at Avondale, WV; single; living at Bradshaw,
WV; with consent of Felmon and Lottie Dawson, parents of Maggie Virginia Dawson.


William Nolan Pruitt

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 11 Apr 1930, Page 255A,
Family #245.
Listed as Nolan Pruett, age 18, born in WV, in household of father, Jesse Pruitt.
2. Wood Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1934); Page 41; WV Archives Web Site.
William Nolan Pruett; age 23; born in McDowell Co, WV; living at Bradshaw, WV; married on 22
Dec 1934 at Tavennersville, WV; Ethel Mildred Atwell; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; living at
Parkersburg, WV
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1954); Page 148; WV Archives Web Site.
William Nolan Pruitt; age 43; born and living at Garland, WV; widowed; married on 27 Nov 1954
at Avondale, WV; Maggie Virginia Dawson; age 19; born at Avondale, WV; single; living at Bradshaw,
WV; with consent of Felmon and Lottie Dawson, parents of Maggie Virginia Dawson.


Ethel Mildred Atwell

1. Wood Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1934); Page 41; WV Archives Web Site.
William Nolan Pruett; age 23; born in McDowell Co, WV; living at Bradshaw, WV; married on 22
Dec 1934 at Tavennersville, WV; Ethel Mildred Atwell; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; living at
Parkersburg, WV
2. "The Industrial News"; Iaeger, WV; Thursday 6 Jan 1953; Page 1 Article.
Man Kills Wife, Another Woman and Himself, Sat."; "Domestic Troubles Blamed For Triple Killing
at English; Man Was Semi-Invalid Miner"
" Garrett Wille Goad, 55 a retired coal miner and semi-invalid suffering from asthma and cilicosis;
apparently shot his pretty thirty-two year old blonde wife, Kathleen and her woman companion, Mrs.
Ethel Mildred Pruitt, 38 in a room rented by Mrs. Goad at English, Saturday afternoon.
"Goad was orgnally from Dugspur in Carroll county, Va. His wife's relatives were from Tucson, Arizona.
The other woman, in this domestic mix-up had been sharing the rented room with Mrs. Goad since
leaving her husband, Noland Pruitt of Garland, a few weeks earlier.
"The final part of the tragic domestic triangle was enacted in a six room house occupied by Jess Brown.
Mrs. Goad rented one room of this house from Brown. Goad resided at the home of Bill Thompson in
English..."
"It was... (can't read)... into Mrs. Goads room."
"A few minutes later, Brown was atartled by a fusillade of shots. He ran immediately to Deskins store nearby and told Al and Bill Deskins of the shots and said that he had heard someone groaning in Mrs.
Goad's room after the shooting.
"The Deskins brothers wnet with Brown to the room and looked in. He said it was a shambles.
"Mrs. Pruitt's body, clothed in blue jeans and shirt, was lying in a pool of blood at the foot of the bed. Mrs. Goad's body was lying shot to death about 10feet away from the bed.She was clothed in brown slacks and a white blouse.
"Goad was lying across the bed, still wearing his overcoat. By his hand was the luger automatic pistol which apparently had been unloaded into the women and then used to put a fatal bullet into his own heart.
"Mrs. Pruitt had her hand in the pocket of her jeans and clutched in her right hand was a .38 automatic pistol whic had never been fired.
"The fatal shots were fired a few minutes after 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon.
"Authorities reported that Goad had told neighbors before Christmas that he was going to shoot his wife, the woman fried who was "breaking up his home" and himself.
"Mrs Pruitt was a taxi driver. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joe Atwell of the Dry Fork section.
"Survivors include the husband, one son; two brothers, both of Parkersburg; two sister, Mrs. Agnes
Knicely of Parkersburg and Mrs. Cora Short of Bradshaw.
"Funeral Services fro Mrs. Pruitt was conducted from the Baptist chuch at Shortridge near Garland yeaterday afternoon with the Rev.N.K. Smith of Jolo, officating. Burial followed in the Shortridge Cemetery.
"Mr. Goads body was sent to Galax, VA where last rites will be conducted and burial made in the family cemetery there.
"Parents of Mrs. Goad are on their way from Tucson, Arizona to complete arragnements for Mrs. Goad, whose body is at the O.J. Douglas Mortuary in Welch."
3. McDowell Co, WV; death Certificate #3441; WV Archives Web Site.
Ethel Mildred Pruett; age 38; born 27 Jun 1914 at Garland, WV; married; living at Shortridge,
Bartley, WV; daughter of Joe and Nancy Atwell; died 3 Jan 1953 at English, WV; from gun shot
wounds in neck and chest; homicide; buried 7 Jan 1952 in Shortridge Cemetery, Lex, WV;
informant, Nolan Pruett.


Henry Nathan Chapman

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1955); Page 294; WV Archives Web Site.
Henry Nathan Chapman; age 24; born in Columbus, OH; single; living at Charleston, WV; married
on 23 Feb 1955 at Welch, WV; Maude Mae Dawson; age 28; born and living at Bradshaw, WV;
single.


Maude Mae Dawson

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1955); Page 294; WV Archives Web Site.
Henry Nathan Chapman; age 24; born in Columbus, OH; single; living at Charleston, WV; married
on 23 Feb 1955 at Welch, WV; Maude Mae Dawson; age 28; born and living at Bradshaw, WV;
single.


Simon Cline

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1956); Page 10; WV Archives Web Site.
Simon Cline; age 21; born in KY; single; living at Krolitz, WV; married on 26 Jun 1956 at Litwar, WV;
Frances Helen Dawson, age 16; born at Bradshaw, WV; single; living at Krolitz, WV; with consent of
William and Dona Dawson, parents of Frances Helen Dawson.


Frances Helen Dawson

1. "Heritage of McDowell Co, WV 1858-1995", Vol I, "William and Dona Dawson" article, page 138,
submitted by Geneva Steele, HC 61, Box 37-B, Paynesville, WV 24873.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1956); Page 10; WV Archives Web Site.
Simon Cline; age 21; born in KY; single; living at Krolitz, WV; married on 26 Jun 1956 at Litwar, WV;
Frances Helen Dawson, age 16; born at Bradshaw, WV; single; living at Krolitz, WV; with consent of
William and Dona Dawson, parents of Frances Helen Dawson.


William Rutter

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1956); Page 316; WV Archives Web Site.
William Rutter; age 21; born and living at Raysal, WV; single; (Frank-Ardie typed in); married on
28 Jan 1956 at Raysal, WV; Mary Agnes Dawson; age 18; born at Avondale, WV; single; with
consent of Flem and Lottie Dawson, parents of Mary Agnes Dawson.


Mary Agnes Dawson

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1956); Page 316; WV Archives Web Site.
William Rutter; age 21; born and living at Raysal, WV; single; (Frank-Ardie typed in); married on
28 Jan 1956 at Raysal, WV; Mary Agnes Dawson; age 18; born at Avondale, WV; single; with
consent of Flem and Lottie Dawson, parents of Mary Agnes Dawson.


Rush Stanley

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1959); Page 307; WV Archives Web Site.
Rush Stanley; age 24; born in Delbarton, WV; divorced; living at Premier, WV; married on 20 Nov
1937 at Welch, WV; Trula Mae Dawson; age 22; born in Iaeger, WV; divorced; living at Premier,
WV.


Trula Mae Coleman

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1954); Page 369; WV Archives Web Site.
Jesse Franklin Dawson; age 19; born at Rockridge, WV; single; living at Krollitz, WV; married on
14 Jun 1954 at Litwar, WV; Trula Mae Coleman; age 17; born at Iaeger, WV; single; living at
Litwar, WV; with consent of William and Dona Dawson, parents of Jesse Franklin Dawson; and
Laur Bell Coleman, mother of Trula Mae Coleman, father deceased.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1959); Page 307; WV Archives Web Site.
Rush Stanley; age 24; born in Delbarton, WV; divorced; living at Premier, WV; married on 20 Nov
1937 at Welch, WV; Trula Mae Dawson; age 22; born in Iaeger, WV; divorced; living at Premier,
WV.


Henry Damon Smith

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1967); Page 497; WV Archives Web Site.
Henry Damon Smith; age 20; born 11 Nov 1947 at War, WV; single; living at Yukon, WV;
son of Woodrow and Juanita (Waldron) Smith; married on 16 Dec 1967 at Bradshaw, WV;
Mary Ruth Dawson; age 17; born 31 Jul 1950 at Bradshaw, WV; single; living at Bradshaw, WV;
daughter of William and Claudine (Jones) Dawson; with consent of Woodrow and Juanita Smith,
parents of Henry Damon Smith and William and Claudine Dawson, parents of Mary Ruth Dawson.


Mary Ruth Dawson

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1967); Page 497; WV Archives Web Site.
Henry Damon Smith; age 20; born 11 Nov 1947 at War, WV; single; living at Yukon, WV;
son of Woodrow and Juanita (Waldron) Smith; married on 16 Dec 1967 at Bradshaw, WV;
Mary Ruth Dawson; age 17; born 31 Jul 1950 at Bradshaw, WV; single; living at Bradshaw, WV;
daughter of William and Claudine (Jones) Dawson; with consent of Woodrow and Juanita Smith,
parents of Henry Damon Smith and William and Claudine Dawson, parents of Mary Ruth Dawson.


Frankie Benton Ward

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1967); Page 452; WV Archives Web Site.
Frankie Benton Ward; age 20; born 23 Jul 1947 at Jolo, WV; single; living at Yukon, WV; son of
Sam and Dorothy (Phillips) Ward; married on 7 Oct 1967 at Yukon, WV; Frances Mae Dawson;
age 18; born 14 Jan 1949 at Bradshaw, WV; divorced; living at Bradshaw, WV; daughter of
William H. and Caudine (Jones) Dawson, Jr; with consent of Sam and Dorothy Ward, parents of
Frankie Benton Ward; and William and Claudine Dawson, parents of Frances Mae Dawson.


Frances Mae Dawson

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1967); Page 452; WV Archives Web Site.
Frankie Benton Ward; age 20; born 23 Jul 1947 at Jolo, WV; single; living at Yukon, WV; son of
Sam and Dorothy (Phillips) Ward; married on 7 Oct 1967 at Yukon, WV; Frances Mae Dawson;
age 18; born 14 Jan 1949 at Bradshaw, WV; divorced; living at Bradshaw, WV; daughter of
William H. and Caudine (Jones) Dawson, Jr; with consent of Sam and Dorothy Ward, parents of
Frankie Benton Ward; and William and Claudine Dawson, parents of Frances Mae Dawson.