McDowell and Wyoming Co WV Families and Individuals

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Randolph Kennedy

1. "McDowell County, WV Heritage...", Louis and Cleo Kennedy Collins article,
page 124.
Ferrell and Lady Payne Kenaday had four children: Gladys (married ______
Smallwood), Randolph, Ivory (married _______Thomas), and Cleo (married Louis
Hassell Collins).
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1935); Page 334; WV Archives Web Site.
Randolph Kennedy; age 18; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Bradshaw, WV; son
of Ferrell and Lydia (sic, Lady); married on 8 Jun 1935 at Welch, WV; Margaret Vance; age 16;
born in McDowell Co, WV; single; living at Bradshaw, WV; daughter of Mathias and Eliza; Lady
Kennedy and Eliza Vance signed as providing information.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1953); Page 42; WV Archives Web Site.
Randolph Kennedy; age 36; born and living at Bradshaw,, WV; divorced; married on 6 Nov 1953
at Lex, WV; Ruth Ann McCoy; age 26; born at Hensley, WV; single; living at Bradshaw, WV.
4. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Page 183; "Raymond and Arlene Davis" article; submitted by Barbara C.
Davis, 2527 David Dr., Nashville, TN 37207.


Ruth Ann McCoy

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1953); Page 42; WV Archives Web Site.
Randolph Kennedy; age 36; born and living at Bradshaw,, WV; divorced; married on 6 Nov 1953
at Lex, WV; Ruth Ann McCoy; age 26; born at Hensley, WV; single; living at Bradshaw, WV.


William R. "Will" Pruitt

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 4 Apr 1930, Page 243B, Family #53.
Listed as Will Pruett, age 10, born in VA, in household of father, Augustus Pruitt.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Jolo; E.D. 24-60; taken on 7 May 1940; Page
1232B; Image 102 of 132; Household #798.
Listed as William Pruett; age 19; born in WV; single; 7th grade education; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Augustus Pruitt.
3. "The Heritage of McDowell Co, WV, 1858-1995"; McDowell Co, WV Historical Society; 1995;
"Augustus "Gus" Pruitt, Miner" article; Page 225; submitted by Elva Rowe, Jolo, WV.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1941); Page 10; WV Archives Web Site.
William R. Pruitt; age 20; born at Bradshaw, WV; single; living at Jolo, WV; married on 1 Apr 1941
at Jolo, WV; Virginia H. Jewell; age 16; born at Bradshaw, WV; single; living at Jolo, WV; with
consent of Nancy Pruitt, mother of William R. Pruitt and Brooks Jewell, father of Virginia H. Jewel
who was born on the 15 day of July, 1924.
5. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1946); Page 496; WV Archives Web Site.
William R. Pruitt; age 26; born and living at Jolo, WV; divorced; married on 26 Oct 1946 at Jolo,
WV; Winona Hagerman; age 25; born and living at Jolo, WV; divorced.


Virginia H. Jewell

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1941); Page 10; WV Archives Web Site.
William R. Pruitt; age 20; born at Bradshaw, WV; single; living at Jolo, WV; married on 1 Apr 1941
at Jolo, WV; Virginia H. Jewell; age 16; born at Bradshaw, WV; single; living at Jolo, WV; with
consent of Nancy Pruitt, mother of William R. Pruitt and Brooks Jewell, father of Virginia H. Jewel
who was born on the 15 day of July, 1924.


James Howard Riffe

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw; taken 28 Apr 1910; Page 71A;
Image 13 of 28; Family #94/94.
Listed as James H. Rife; age 1 yr, 9 mons; born in WV; in household of father, George P. Riffe.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Bonnie Sparks; 8 feb 2007.
" James Howard Riffe
Birth 24 Sep 1908
Lex, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 28 May 1990 (aged 81)
Jolo, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Goodman Cemetery
Jolo, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA "

Additional Information Posted:
"James Howard Riffe was the son of George Patton Riffe and Elizabeth Goodman. His grandparents were Booker B. and Lucy McPeak Riffe, James and Mary Muncy Goodman, ggrandparents were Gordon and Sarah Mullins Riffe, George and Malinda Gray McPeak, Rev. William Calvin and Cynthia Stone Goodman, Elizabeth Muncy Church and Jesse Childress. He married Patsy Hagerman on Aug. 14, 1933. He was the beloved father of 8 daughters and 3 sons."


Patsy "Pattie" Hagerman

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw; taken on 12/15 Jan 1920;
Page 215; Family #25.
Listed as Pattie Hegerman; age 4; born in WV; in household of father, John Hagerman.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Goodman Cemetery, Jolo, McDowell Co, WC; submitted by Bonnie
Sparks; 9 Feb 2007.
Patsy Hagerman Riffe; born 5 Dec 1915 at Jolo, WV; died 23 Jun 1982 at Richlands, Tazewell Co,
VA; wife of James Howard Riffe; buried here.


Mary Elizabeth Riffe

1. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Mary Elizabeth “Lib” Riffe, 85, of Jolo, WV, passed away Friday, August 23, 2019 in Clinch Valley Medical Center in Richlands, VA.

"Lib was born December 24, 1933 in Jolo, WV, a daughter of the late James and Patsy Hagerman Riffe. Lib was born with limited eyesight but never let it stand in her way; she was always there to help in any situation. Lib was a meticulous housekeeper and a talented crafter and quilt maker; everything was always hand-sewn. She loved our decoration every year; lovingly she planned the dinner and bought a flower for every grave in the cemetery; each grave must have a flower. It just seemed fitting for her to take her final journey on decoration weekend, with her family by her side. Lib will be forever remembered and missed. She was dearly loved by all her sweet nieces and nephews.

"In addition to her parents Lib was preceded in death by a brother, Jim Riffe; a sister Theodocia Riffe Rife; nephews, Ricky Shane Proffit, William Brandon Riffe Jr, Timothy Rife, Christopher Rife, Joseph Rife, and Eric Stacey; niece, Jennifer Jo Riffe, great nephew, Aaron Shane Dobbs II, great niece Marcelina Riffe and brothers-in-law, Ernest Rife, EC Sparks and Teddy Proffit; and sister-in-law, Sarah Riffe.

"Survivors include her childhood “partner in crime”, her brother, William Brandon Riffe of Kentucky, and brother, Kim Riffe of Jolo; six sisters, Bonnie Sparks of Jolo, Phyllis Proffit of Ohio, Dorothy “Dot” Hoskins and husband Jarrell of Ohio, Kay Bailey and John Tholander of Chesapeake, VA, Kathy Allen and husband Larry of Jolo and Donna Rife also of Jolo; nieces and nephews, Anita Crunk, Ginger Mercer, Jackie Riffe, Vickie Byers, Pamela Cohagen, Nick Proffit, Steven Proffit, Jamie Sparks, Tiffany Hanna, Brandy Hallett, Brenda Thayer, JC Riffe, Veronica Mullins, Tina Stinson, Annie Rife, Clay Hoskins, Sherry Hobson, Jason Christian, Becky Dobbs, Justin Allen, Courtney Kennedy, Donnie Rife, Tonya Mitchel, Clysta Barnes, Cassie Irwin, and Corrine Riffe; cousin and special friend, Imogene Vance and numerous great nieces, nephews and cousins.

"Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 1 o’clock with Preacher Hobert Kennedy and Reverend Bob Blevins officiating at the Three Forks Church of God at Three Forks near Jolo, WV. Burial will follow in the Goodman Cemetery in Buckeye Hollow near Jolo, WV...."


Lloyd Edward Uhl

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1948); Page 326; WV Archives Web Site.
Lloyd E. Uhl; age 21; born in Fairmont, WV; single; living at Newhall, WV; married on 15 May 1948
at Welch, WV; Dolly Pruitt; age 17; born and living at Newhall, WV; single; with consent of
Monroe Pruit, father of Dolly Pruitt.


Dollie Mae Pruitt

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1948); Page 326; WV Archives Web Site.
Lloyd E. Uhl; age 21; born in Fairmont, WV; single; living at Newhall, WV; married on 15 May 1948
at Welch, WV; Dolly Pruitt; age 17; born and living at Newhall, WV; single; with consent of
Monroe Pruit, father of Dolly Pruitt.


Dollie Fay Uhl

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Registry; Vol #__(1954); Browns Creek District; WV Archives Web Site.
Dollie Fay Uhl; born and died on 28 Feb 1954 in Stevens Clinic, Welch, WV; stillborn; premature
birth; daughter of Lloyd Edward and Dollie Mae (Pruitt) Uhl; parents residence, Newhall, WV; buried
1 Mar 1954 in a family cemetery.


Lewis Bailey Hagerman

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw; taken on 21/22 Apr 1910;
Page 67B; Family #43/43.
Listed as L.B. Hagerman, age 6; born in WV; in household of father, Archibald H. Hagerman.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1922); Page 314; WV Archives Web Site.
L.D. (sic, B) Hagerman; age 20; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; farmer; living at Bradshaw, WV;
son of Alex and Rosa (sic, Rhoda) ; married on 6 Jul 1922 at Dan, WV; Lillie Cole;
age 21; born in Buchanan Co, VA; single; daughter of Charles and Connie.
(Parents are reversed on application)
3. 1930 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Garden District; White Mountain;taken on 18 Apr 1930; Page 5A;
Image 9 of 26; Family #73/77.
Listed as Lewis B. Hagerman; age 26; born in VA; married at 18; farmer; head of household.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1950); Page 260; WV Archives Web Site.
Lewis Bailey Hagerman; age 47; born and living at Jolo, WV; widowed; married on 7 Mar 1950
at Jolo, WV; Mary Delilah Pruitt; age 42; born at Jewell Ridge, VA; widow; living at Jolo, WV.
5. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'72 010942; WV Archives Web Site via LDS Web Site.
Lewis Bailey Hagerman; age 68; born 2 Mar 1904 in WV; married; husband of Mary White; living
at English, WV; timberman; son of Alex and Rhoda (Bailey) Hagerman; died 20 Apr 1972 in
Stevens Clinic, Welch, WV; from pulmonary insufficiency, secondar to chronic pulmonary
emphysema; buried 23 Apr 1972 in Cole Cemetery, Whitewood, VA; informant, Mary White
Hagerman, English, WV.


Mary Delilah White

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1950); Page 260; WV Archives Web Site.
Lewis Bailey Hagerman; age 47; born and living at Jolo, WV; widowed; married on 7 Mar 1950
at Jolo, WV; Mary Delilah Pruitt; age 42; born at Jewell Ridge, VA; widow; living at Jolo, WV.


Mary Delilah White

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1950); Page 260; WV Archives Web Site.
Lewis Bailey Hagerman; age 47; born and living at Jolo, WV; widowed; married on 7 Mar 1950
at Jolo, WV; Mary Delilah Pruitt; age 42; born at Jewell Ridge, VA; widow; living at Jolo, WV.


Charlie E. Cole

1. 1930 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Garden District; White Mountain;taken on 18 Apr 1930; Page 5A;
Image 9 of 26; Family #76/80.
Listed as Charlie E. Cole; age 61; born in VA; married at 30; farmer; head of household.


Connie

1. 1930 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Garden District; White Mountain;taken on 18 Apr 1930; Page 5A;
Image 9 of 26; Family #76/80.
Listed as Connie Cole; age 50; born in VA; married at 19; in household of husband, Charles E. Cole.


Lawrence Farnes

1. Mingo Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1924); Page 380; WV Archives Web Site.
Lawrence Farnes; age 23; born in Denin (sp?), Spain; single; miner; living at Aflex, KY; son of
Frank Farnes; married on 1 Sep 1924 at Williamson, WV; Matilda Roberts; age 21; born in
McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Neal and Nannie Roberts.


Matilda F. "Tilda" Roberts

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, District #94, Panther Precinct, taken on 22 Apr 1910,
Page 98A, Family #60.
Listed as Tilda F. Roberts, age 4, born in WV, in household of father, Cornelius Roberts.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Panther Coal Co; taken on 6/7 Jan 1920;
Page 258A; Family #122.
Listed as Tilda Roberts, age 15, born in WV, in household of father, Cornelius Roberts.
3. Mingo Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1924); Page 380; WV Archives Web Site.
Lawrence Farnes; age 23; born in Denin (sp?), Spain; single; miner; living at Aflex, KY; son of
Frank Farnes; married on 1 Sep 1924 at Williamson, WV; Matilda Roberts; age 21; born in
McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Neal and Nannie Roberts.


Jesse Lee Crabtree

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Sandy Huff; E.D. 24-57; taken on 30 Apr
1940; Page 1114A; Image 63 of 74; Household #537.
Listed as Jessie Crabtree; age 12; born in WV; 3rd grade education; attending school; lived in
McDowell Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Girlie F. Crabtree.
2. "WW II Young American Patriots, 1941-1945; McDowell Co, WV; Page 368; Ancestry.com Web
Site.
Jessie Lee Crabtree; Sgt US Army; born 27 Mar 1928; entered service 5 Nov 1945; served at
Keesler Field, MS; Scott Field, IL; Fort Worth, TX; Eniwetok, Bikini, Marshall Islands; Guadalcanal;
Phillipines and Hawaiian Islands; awarded Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal, America and AP;
attended Big Sandy school; Baptist; son of M/M G.F. Crabtree, Big Sandy, WV; husband of Mrs.
Bertha Smith Crabtree, 1111 Travis Street, Fort Worth, TX.
3. US Public Records Index; Vol 1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Jesse L. Crabtree; born 27 Mar 1928; living at 202 Sunshine Circle, Beckley, WV 25801 in 1993.
4. "The Register Herald"; Beckley, WV; Friday 23 Mar 2007; Newspaper Obit.
"Jesse Lee Crabtree, 78, of Beckley, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 21, 2007, at the Bowers Hospice House in Cranberry. "Born March 27, 1928, at Marytown in McDowell County, he was the son of the late Mary A. England Crabtree and Girlie F. Crabtree. He enjoyed baseball, attending gun shows and flea markets as well as collecting antique watches. "Mr. Crabtree was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force where he earned a World War II Victory Medal, having served in the Asiatic Pacific and American Theatres. He was a member of Calloway Heights Baptist Church, a Mason and a member of UMWA District 17. He was employed as a coal miner with Eastern Associated Coal Corp. at the Kopperston No. 2 Mine for 20 years before retiring. He previously worked for General Dynamics in San Diego, Calif., Bell Aircraft in Buffalo, N.Y., and at Kennedy Space Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla. "In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack and Clar-ence Crabtree, and a sister, Opal Crabtree. "Survivors include his wife, Alice Faye “Sally” Crabtree; a brother, Chester Crabtree and his wife, Maggie, of Thomasville, N.C.; three sisters, Mildred England of Mullens, Letty Jones and her husband,Howard, of Princeton and Barbara Pertee of Virginia Beach, Va.; a stepson, Larry Garten and his wife, Cindy, of Easley, S.C.; and two stepgranddaughters, Hannah and Rebekah Garten of Easley. "Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Calloway Heights Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Parker and the Rev. Tim Mitchum officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley..."