McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


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.
6. Facebook PM from Bonnie Riffe Sparks; 8 Aug 2021.
"Winonia " Tootsie" Hagerman born 3 Mar. 1921. She died 18 Nov. 2002. She is buried in the Goodman Cemetery. She married James Wesley Johnson 3 Mar. 1940. Son of Grover Johnson and Julina Bailey. They Divorced. She then married William R. Pruitt in 1946. Son of Augustus Pruitt Nancy Jane Hagerman. They were 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."
3, Facebook PM from Bonnie Riffe Sparks; 8 Aug 2021.
"Patsy Hagerman born 5 Dec. 1915. In Jolo, WV. Died 23 June.1982. In Clinch Valley Community Hospital. She is buried in the Goodman Cemetery, Buckeye Hollow, Three Forks of Jolo, WV. She married James Howard Riffe 14 Aug.1933. Son of George Patton Riffe and Elizabeth Goodman. He died 28 May 1990 at his home in Three Forks, Jolo, WV. He is buried in the Goodman Cemetery, Buckeye Hollow, Three Forks of Jolo, WV."


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.
3, Facebook PM from Bonnie Riffe Sparks; 8 Aug 2021.
"Patsy Hagerman born 5 Dec. 1915. In Jolo, WV. Died 23 June.1982. In Clinch Valley Community Hospital. She is buried in the Goodman Cemetery, Buckeye Hollow, Three Forks of Jolo, WV. She married James Howard Riffe 14 Aug.1933. Son of George Patton Riffe and Elizabeth Goodman. He died 28 May 1990 at his home in Three Forks, Jolo, WV. He is buried in the Goodman Cemetery, Buckeye Hollow, Three Forks of Jolo, WV."


Mary Elizabeth "Libby" 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...."
2. Facebook PM; 7 Aug 2021; Bonnie Riffe Sparks.
" Mary Elizabeth: . Born 24 Dec.1933. Died 23 Aug 2020. Buried in the Goodman Cemetery. Never married. No children"


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.


James Monroe Pruitt

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Charles Mattes; 2 Aug 2011; maintained by April Uhl
Brooks.
" James Monroe “Monroe” Pruitt
Birth 29 Mar 1896
Death 3 Jul 1978 (aged 82)
Burial
Hartwell Cemetery
Canebrake, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 74337858"

Addtional Information Posted:
"When James Monroe Pruitt was born on March 29, 1896, in Ashe County, North Carolina, his father, John Franklin, was 21 and his mother, Martha Rose, was 21. He was married Four times,
1st Maggie Elizabeth Wood in 1917 Grayson Co Virginia,
2nd Lissie "Lizzie" Mitchell Barnes in 1941, Big Creek McDowell WV,
3rd Frances Virginia Riley Johnson 1963 in Russell Virginia,
4th Hattie Gowans Billips in 1970, Lebanon Virginia.

"James and Maggie had five sons and three daughters together: Annie Louise (BAKER) 1919-2005, James Franklin 1921-1921, William Robert "Bobby" 1923-1984, Helen Marie (UHL) 1925-1999, Edward Marshall 1929-1929, Dollie Mae (UHL) 1933- L, Thural Ray 1934-1986, and Robey Eugene 1939-2000

"James Monroe died on July 3, 1978, in Newhall, West Virginia, at the age of 84, and was buried in Hartwell, McDowell Co, West Virginia."


Maggie Elizabeth Woods

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by April Uhl Brooks; 28 Dec 2013.
" Maggie Elizabeth Woods Pruitt
Birth 20 Aug 1897
North Carolina, USA
Death 4 Jun 1940 (aged 42)
Newhall, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Cucumber Creek Number 8 Mine Cemetery
Newhall, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 122352689"

Additional Information Posted:
"MAGGIE ELIZABETH WOODS

"When Maggie Elizabeth Woods was born in December 1898 in Ashe County, North Carolina, her father, William "Bill" Woods, was 27 and her mother, Mary "Mollie" Ellen Combs, was 24.

"She married James Monroe Pruitt on February 13, 1917, in Grayson County, Virginia. They had eight children in 20 years. She died on June 4, 1940, in Newhall, West Virginia, at the age of 41."


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 Edward 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 Jones

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. Giles Co, VA; Marriage License #66 037490; Ancestry.com Website.
Jesse Lee Crabtree; age 38; born in Marytown, WV; divorced; one previous marriage; living at Box
462, Iaeger, WV; son of Girlie Filmore and Berdie (England) Crabtree; married on 15 Oct 1966 at
Pearisburg, Giles Co, VA; Nellie Ruth Blevins Auville; maiden name Blevins; age 36; born at Big
Stone Gap, VA; divorced; one previous marriage; teacher; living at same address; daughter George
Washington and Clarissa (Trent) Blevins.
4. 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.
5. Virginia, U.S., Marriage Records, 1936-2014; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Jesse Lee Crabtree
Marriage Date: 23 Apr 1999
Marriage Place: Giles, Virginia, USA
Spouse: Alice Faye Miser"
6. "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..."
7. U.S., Obituary Collection, 1930-Current; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Jesse Lee Crabtree
Gender: Male
Death Age: 78
Birth Date: 27 Mar 1928
Birth Place: McDowell County, Marytown
Residence Place: Beckley
Death Date: 21 Mar 2007
Death Place: Cranberry
Burial Place: Beckley
Obituary Date: 25 Mar 2007
Obituary Place: Virginia Beach, McDowell, North Carolina, USA
Spouse:
Alice Faye Crabtree
Siblings:
Jack Crabtree
Mildred England
Opal Crabtree
Chester Crabtree
Clar-ence Crabtree
Letty Jones
Barbara Pertee"


Levi B. Blevins

1. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 28 Jun 1880; Page 344A;
Family #113/119.
Listed as Levi Blevins; age 6; born in WV; in household of father, Nathaniel Blevins.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1895); Page 119; WV Archives Web Site.
Levi Blevins; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; living in McDowell Co, WV; son of Nathan
and Matilda Blevins; married on 18 Jul 1896 at Iaeger, WV; Delila Roberts; age 16; born in McDowell
Co, WV; single; living in McDowell Co, WV; daughter of Joseph and Betty.
3. 1910 Census; McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 22 Apr 1910; Page 82A; Image 7
of 31; Family #67/68.
Listed as Levi Blevins; age 34; born in WV; married 15 yrs; labor, odd jobs; head of household.
4. McDowell Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Card #496; 12 Sep 1918; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Levi Blevins; age 45; born in 1873; don't know date; living at Iaeger, WV; section laborer for
N&W Railway, Iaeger, WV; nearest relative, Mr. Delilah Blevins, Iaeger, WV; medium height and
build; brown eyes abd black hair.
5. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Panther Coal Co; taken on 9 Jan 1920; Page
261A; Image 17 of 43; Family #178/181.
Listed as L.B. Blevins; age 48; born in WV; married; farmer; head of household.


Delilah "Dillie" Roberts

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1895); Page 119; WV Archives Web Site.
Levi Blevins; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; living in McDowell Co, WV; son of Nathan
and Matilda Blevins; married on 18 Jul 1896 at Iaeger, WV; Delila Roberts; age 16; born in McDowell
Co, WV; single; living in McDowell Co, WV; daughter of Joseph and Betty.
2. 1910 Census; McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 22 Apr 1910; Page 82A; Image 7
of 31; Family #67/68.
Listed as Dillie Blevins; age 27; born in WV; married 15 yrs; 7 children, 1 (sic?) living; in household
of husband, Levi Blevins.
3. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Panther Coal Co; taken on 9 Jan 1920; Page
261A; Image 17 of 43; Family #178/181.
Listed as Lila Blevins; age 40; born in WV; married; in household of husband, Levi B. Blevins.


Pearl Ann Blevins

1. 1910 Census; McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 22 Apr 1910; Page 82A; Image 7
of 31; Family #67/68.
Listed as Pearl A. Blevins; age 6; born in WV; in household of father, Levi Blevins.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Panther Coal Co; taken on 9 Jan 1920; Page
261A; Image 17 of 43; Family #178/181.
Listed as Pearlie Blevins; age 16; born in WV; in household of father, Levi B. Blevins.


Creed Blevins

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Panther Coal Co; taken on 9 Jan 1920; Page
261A; Image 17 of 43; Family #178/181.
Listed as Creed Blevins; age 8; born in WV; in household of father, Levi B. Blevins.