McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Zamery Lester

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1932); Page 23; WV Archives Web Site.
Zannery Lester; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Mohawk, WV; son of
Ed and Sallie; married on 28 Jun 1932 at Panther, WV; Marie Bailey; age 18; born in McDowell
Co, WV; single; living at Mohawk, WV; daughter of Dennis and Mary.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Isaban; E.D.24-57; taken on 2 Apr 1940;
Page 1083B; Image 2 of 74; Household #22.
Listed as Zemery Lester; age 28; born in WV; married; 3rd grade education; lived in McDowell Co,
WV on 1 Apr 1935; coal miner; head of household.


Marie Bailey

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1932); Page 23; WV Archives Web Site.
Zannery Lester; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Mohawk, WV; son of
Ed and Sallie; married on 28 Jun 1932 at Panther, WV; Marie Bailey; age 18; born in McDowell
Co, WV; single; living at Mohawk, WV; daughter of Dennis and Mary.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Isaban; E.D.24-57; taken on 2 Apr 1940;
Page 1083B; Image 2 of 74; Household #22.
Listed as Marie Lester; age 24; born in WV; married; 7th grade education; lived in McDowell Co,
WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Zemery Lester.


Roy Lester

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Isaban; E.D.24-57; taken on 2 Apr 1940;
Page 1083B; Image 2 of 74; Household #22.
Listed as Roy Lester; age 3; born in WV; in household of father, Zemery Lester.


Patricia Lester

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Isaban; E.D.24-57; taken on 2 Apr 1940;
Page 1083B; Image 2 of 74; Household #22.
Listed as Patricia Lester; age 1; born in WV; in household of father, Zemery Lester.


Catherine C. Lester

1. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Catherine C. Griffith, 64, of Yawkey, WV, died
Monday, March 18, 2013, in the Hubbard Hospice
House in Charleston, WV.

"Catherine was born April 28, 1946 in Mohawk, WV, a
daughter of the late Zamery and Marie Bailey Lester.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Horse
Creek Church of the Living God.

"In addition to her parents she was preceded in death
by her husband, Dale Griffith, four sisters, Delphine
Matney, Ruth Lester, Patricia Collins, and Rhonda
Bailey, and one brother, Jimmy Lester.

"Survivors include one son, Steve Cline and wife
Teresa of Panther, WV; one grandson, Kyle Cline of
Panther, WV, two step daughters, Beth Adkins of
Yawkey, WV, and Tina Griffith of Wyoming; one step
son, Chris Griffith of Yawkey, WV one sister, Mary
Cline of Panther, WV; one brother, Ray ?Buddy?
Lester of Mason, OH, 1 step grandson, Rodney
Adkins of Yawkey, WV; three step granddaughters,
Ashley Adkins, Christa Griffith, and Brittany Ray all of
Yawkey, WV.

"Funeral services will be conducted Friday, March 22,
2013, at 12 o'clock, with Reverend William Daughtery
officiating at the Horse Creek Church of the Living
God. Burial will follow in the Bailey Cemetery on
Lower Long Pole near Panther, WV..."


Julius Cline

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1921); Page 326; WV Archives Web Site.
Julius Cline; age 20; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; farmer; living at Mohawk, WV; son of Burl
and Mary; married on 14 Feb 1921 at Mohawk, WV; Amanda Cline; age 18; born in McDowell Co,
WV; single; daughter of Melvin and Polly (sic, Vicey). (Polly was her step-mother).


Amanda Cline

1. 1910 Census, Mingo Co, WV, Stafford District, Wharncliff, taken on 28 Apr 1910, Page 221B,
Family #165.
Listed as Mandy Cline, age 6, born in WV, in household of father, Melvin Cline.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1921); Page 326; WV Archives Web Site.
Julius Cline; age 20; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; farmer; living at Mohawk, WV; son of Burl
and Mary; married on 14 Feb 1921 at Mohawk, WV; Amanda Cline; age 18; born in McDowell Co,
WV; single; daughter of Melvin and Polly (sic, Vicey). (Polly was her step-mother).


Okie Edith Cline

1. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Okie Edith Justice, 85, of Welch, WV, formerly of Bull
Creek, WV, died Sunday, March 17, 2013, in the
Golden Harvest Long Term Care Unit in Welch, WV.

"Okie was born May 24, 1927 in Bull Creek, a daughter
of the late Julius and Amanda Cline. She was a
homemaker and a member of the Greenbrier Freewill
Baptist Church.

"In addition to her parents she was preceded in death
by two sons, Dean Justice, and Infant Rodney Slone;
one daughter, Faye Vernatter, one grandson, Timothy
Vernatter, and three brothers, Wayne Cline, Floyd
Cline and Hester Cline.

"Survivors include two daughters, Pauline Hisiro and
husband Thomas of Charleston, WV, and Pam
Gibson and husband Jerry of Bull Creek, WV; three
sons, Ronald Slone and wife Crickett of Westfield,
NC, Kenneth Sloane and wife Donna of Bull Creek,
and Terry Cline and wife Tammy also of Bull Creek,
WV; three sisters, Geraldine Echols of Mohawk, WV,
Geneva Messer of Grundy VA, and Lois Schilling of
Akron, OH; three brothers, Larry Cline and wife Marie
of Lincolnton, NC, Donald Cline and wife Evelyn of
Narrows, VA, and Douglas Cline of Johnson City, TN;
thirteen grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren
and three great-great grandchildren.

"Funeral services will be conducted at 12 noon,
Thursday, March 21, 2013 with Reverend Roy Messer
and Pastor Clinton Jackson officiating at the Chapel of
Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger, WV. Burial will
follow in the Vernatter Cemetery at Bull Creek, WV. ..."


Ernest Ervin Woody

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Elkhorn District; taken 22 Jun 1900; Page 204B; Image 40 of
46; Family #478/486.
Listed as Ernie Woody; age 4; born in VA in Oct 1895; black; in household of mother, Callie
Wright Woody.
2. 1910 Census; McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Keystone; taken on __ April 1910; Page
175B; Image 26 of 42; Family #250/301.
Listed as Earnest Woody; age 14; born in VA; black; trapper in coal mine; in household of
step-father, Perry Curry.
3. McDowell Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Card #4667; 5 Jun 1917; Ancestry,com Web Site.
Earnest Woody; age 21; born 8 Oct 1895 at Elkhorn, WV; living at Keystone, WV; Africian;
"Claims invalid o/c (due to) operation"; tall with slender build; brown eyes and black hair; "Think
this man is able to work".
4. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; browns Creek District; Keystone; taken on 20 Jan 1920; Page
185A; Image 36 of 54; Family #402/488.
Listed as Ernest Willie Curry (sic, Woody); age 24; born in VA; single; black; in household of
step-father, Perry Curry.
5. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Keystone; E.D.24-25; taken on 23 Apr
1940; Page 539B; Image 46 of 76; Household #501.
Listed as Earnest Woody; age 43; born in VA; single; 4th grade education; lodger; lived in same
place on 1 Apr 1935; motorman for Koppers Coal Co; in household of James Foster.
6. McDowell Co, WV; WW II Draft Registration Card #U-465; 27 Apr 1942; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Ernest (no middle name) Woody; age 46; born 8 Oct 1895 at Elkhorn, WV; living at Keystone,
WV; unemployed; Person who will always know address, Hanriet s. Bullard, Keystone, WV; negro;
5'11" tall; 167 lbs; brown eyes; blak hair; light brown complexion; scar below left eye.
7. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1969); Page 460; WV Archives Web Site.
Ernest Ervin Woody; age 73; born 8 Oct 1895 at Elkhorn, WV; negro; single; living at Box 275,
Keystone, WV; son of John and Callie (Wright) Woody; married on 29 Aug 1969 at Keystone,
WV; Emma Jane Smith; age 45; born 2 Sep 1923 at Christiansburg, VA; negro; single; living at
Box 275, Keystone, WV; daughter of Ward and Lillian (McDonald) Smith.
8. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Ernest Woody; born 8 Oct 1895; died in Apr 1977; last residence, Keystone, WV;
SS #236-07-0920; card issued in WV before 1951.


Emma Jane Smith

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1969); Page 460; WV Archives Web Site.
Ernest Ervin Woody; age 73; born 8 Oct 1895 at Elkhorn, WV; single; living at Box 275,
Keystone, WV; son of John and Callie (Wright) Woody; married on 29 Aug 1969 at Keystone,
WV; Emma Jane Smith; age 45; born 2 Sep 1923 at Christiansburg, VA; single; living at Box 275,
Keystone, WV; daughter of Ward and Lillian (McDonald) Smith.


John Woody

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Registry; Vol #__(1895); Page 8; Line #17; WV Archives Web Site.
John Woody; age 28; born in VA; black; laborer; died 11 Oct 1895 at Ennis, WV from typhoid
fever; buried 11 Oct 1895 at Pocahontas (Co?, VA?).


Callie S. Wright

1. 1880 Census, Pittsylvania Co, VA; Callards District; taken on 14 Jun 1880; Page 57D;
Image 24 of 43; Family #233/233.
Listed as Callie S. Wright; age 10; born in VA; black; in household of father, Henry F. Wright,
2. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Elkhorn District; taken 22 Jun 1900; Page 204B; Image 40 of
46; Family #478/486.
Listed as Callie Woody; age 29; born in VA in Sept 1870; widow; black; 4 children, 3 living; head
of household.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Mariage Records; Vol #__(1905); Page 70; WV Archives Web Site.
Perry Curry; age 38; born in Wilkes Co, NC; black; widowed; miner; living at Keystone, WV; son
of Lafayette and Hanna; married on 3 Sep 1905 at Landgraff, WV; Calla Woody; age 35; born in
Pittsylvania Co, VA; widow; black; daughter of Henry and Lizzie Wright.
4. 1910 Census; McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Keystone; taken on __ April 1910; Page
175B; Image 26 of 42; Family #250/301.
Listed as Callie Perry; age 38; born in VA; married twice; last time for 4 yrs; black; 3 children, all
living; in household of husband, Perry Curry.
5. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; browns Creek District; Keystone; taken on 20 Jan 1920; Page
185A; Image 36 of 54; Family #402/488.
Listed as Callie Curry; age 49; born in VA; married; black; in household of husband, Perry Curry.
6. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Keystone; taken on 5 Apr 1930; Page
7B; Image 14 of 39; Family #158/159.
Listed as Callie Curry; age 59; born in VA; married at 18; in household of son-in-law, Lewis Bullard.
7. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Keystone; E.D. 24-25; Page 517A; Image
61 of 76; Household #645.
Listed as Callie Curry; age 67; born in VA; married; 3rd grade education; mulatto; lived in same
house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Perry Curry.
8. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'57 017629; WV Archives Web Site.
Callie Curry; ag 87; born 22 Sep 1870 in Pittsylvania Co, VA; colored; domestic; living at Keystone,
WV; daughter of Franklin and Lizzie Wright; died 22 Oct 1957 in the Welch Emergency Hospital,
Welch, WV; from cardiac insufficiency; buried 27 Oct 1957 in Oak Grove Cemetery, Bluewell, WV;
informant, Jane Young, Keystone, WV.


George Woody

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Elkhorn District; taken 22 Jun 1900; Page 204B; Image 40 of
46; Family #478/486.
Listed as Georgie Woody; age 7; born in VA in Feb 1893; black; n household of mother, Callie
Wright Woody.
2. 1910 Census; McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Keystone; taken on __ April 1910; Page
175B; Image 26 of 42; Family #250/301.
Listed as Georgie Woody; age 16; born in VA; black; motorman in coal mine; in household of
step-father, Perry Curry.
3. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; browns Creek District; Keystone; taken on 20 Jan 1920; Page
185A; Image 36 of 54; Family #402/488.
Listed as Georgia Curry (sic, Woody); age 25; born in VA; single; black; in household of
step-father, Perry Curry.


Jeanette "Aunt Nettie" Woody

1. "Bluefield Dailey Telegraph"; Bluefield, WV; Tuesday 1 Jan 1974; Page 2; Newspaper Article.
"Joint Rites To Be Wednesday For Children Who Died In Fire"
"Joint funeral services for five children who lost their lives Sunday morning in a house fire in
Keystone will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Gospel Tabernacle United Holy Church in Keystone
with Elder Walter Staples officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Bluewell.
"The five, all children of Jeanette Woody, 30, ranged in age from two months to 11 years. They
were Angela, two months old; Helen Ann, four; Sandre, seven; Cristine Carole, eight; and Nathaniel,
11.
"The Woody woman received second degree burns in the fire and was released from Stevens
Clinic Hospital in Welch Monday afternoon following an overnight stay at the hospital.
"The sixth victum in the fire was Pvt. Rodney Bobbitt, a 19 year old Marine stationed at Camp
Lejeune, N.C. Bobbitt was staying with an aunt, Ann Hickman, and was apparently passing by and
attempted to save the children..."
"...Survivors include the maternal grandparents, Ernest and Emmajane Woody of Keystone..."
2. US Public Records Index, Vol 2; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Jeanette Woody; born 8 Feb 1943; living at 920 Thurber Dr. W, Columbus OH 43215.
3. "Charleston Daily Mail"; Charleston, WV; 15 Oct 2008; Newspaper Obit via Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Jeanette Woody, 65, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Charleston and Keystone, died Oct. 10, 2008, after a long battle with diabetes.

"Born Feb. 8, 1943, in Keystone, "Aunt Nette," as she was affectionately called, was the oldest daughter of the late Earnest and Emma Jane Woody. She was preceded in death by six of her children; her parents, brothers, James and Samuel Woody; and sisters, Geneva Foster and Janie Cook.

"Aunt Nette was a very loving, caring, understanding and outspoken person who never turned her back on those who needed help.

"She will be greatly missed.

"Left to cherish her memories are daughters, Monica Helm of Charleston, LaGretta Helm of Columbus, Ohio, and Kimberly Montgomery and Madeleane Mitchell, both of Charleston; grandchildren, Dayvon and Kyerria Helm of Tampa, Fla., and Zimari Helm of Charleston; brothers, Earnest "Jackson" Woody of Columbus, Omar "Garnet" Robb of Roanoke, Va., Thomas "Leon" Woody of Seattle, Wash, and Tellis "Tee" Ramsey of Charleston; sisters, Henrietta Woody of Columbus, Carolyn Foddrell of Keystone and Barbara Lutress of Charleston; her very best friends, Barbara Daniels and Mary Ann Day; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, sisters- and brothers-in-law, surrogate sons and daughters and other friends.

"A memorial service will be held at noon Friday, Oct. 17, at First Baptist Church, Charleston..."


Nathaniel Woody

1. "Bluefield Dailey Telegraph"; Bluefield, WV; Tuesday 1 Jan 1974; Page 2; Newspaper Article.
"Joint Rites To Be Wednesday For Children Who Died In Fire"
"Joint funeral services for five children who lost their lives Sunday morning in a house fire in
Keystone will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Gospel Tabernacle United Holy Church in Keystone
with Elder Walter Staples officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Bluewell.
"The five, all children of Jeanette Woody, 30, ranged in age from two months to 11 years. They
were Angela, two months old; Helen Ann, four; Sandre, seven; Cristine Carole, eight; and Nathaniel,
11.
"The Woody woman received second degree burns in the fire and was released from Stevens
Clinic Hospital in Welch Monday afternoon following an overnight stay at the hospital.
"The sixth victum in the fire was Pvt. Rodney Bobbitt, a 19 year old Marine stationed at Camp
Lejeune, N.C. Bobbitt was staying with an aunt, Ann Hickman, and was apparently passing by and
attempted to save the children..."
"...Survivors include the maternal grandparents, Ernest and Emmajane Woody of Keystone..."


Cristine Carole Woody

1. "Bluefield Dailey Telegraph"; Bluefield, WV; Tuesday 1 Jan 1974; Page 2; Newspaper Article.
"Joint Rites To Be Wednesday For Children Who Died In Fire"
"Joint funeral services for five children who lost their lives Sunday morning in a house fire in
Keystone will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Gospel Tabernacle United Holy Church in Keystone
with Elder Walter Staples officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Bluewell.
"The five, all children of Jeanette Woody, 30, ranged in age from two months to 11 years. They
were Angela, two months old; Helen Ann, four; Sandre, seven; Cristine Carole, eight; and Nathaniel,
11.
"The Woody woman received second degree burns in the fire and was released from Stevens
Clinic Hospital in Welch Monday afternoon following an overnight stay at the hospital.
"The sixth victum in the fire was Pvt. Rodney Bobbitt, a 19 year old Marine stationed at Camp
Lejeune, N.C. Bobbitt was staying with an aunt, Ann Hickman, and was apparently passing by and
attempted to save the children..."
"...Survivors include the maternal grandparents, Ernest and Emmajane Woody of Keystone..."


Sandra Woody

1. "Bluefield Dailey Telegraph"; Bluefield, WV; Tuesday 1 Jan 1974; Page 2; Newspaper Article.
"Joint Rites To Be Wednesday For Children Who Died In Fire"
"Joint funeral services for five children who lost their lives Sunday morning in a house fire in
Keystone will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Gospel Tabernacle United Holy Church in Keystone
with Elder Walter Staples officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Bluewell.
"The five, all children of Jeanette Woody, 30, ranged in age from two months to 11 years. They
were Angela, two months old; Helen Ann, four; Sandre, seven; Cristine Carole, eight; and Nathaniel,
11.
"The Woody woman received second degree burns in the fire and was released from Stevens
Clinic Hospital in Welch Monday afternoon following an overnight stay at the hospital.
"The sixth victum in the fire was Pvt. Rodney Bobbitt, a 19 year old Marine stationed at Camp
Lejeune, N.C. Bobbitt was staying with an aunt, Ann Hickman, and was apparently passing by and
attempted to save the children..."
"...Survivors include the maternal grandparents, Ernest and Emmajane Woody of Keystone..."


Helen Ann Woody

1. "Bluefield Dailey Telegraph"; Bluefield, WV; Tuesday 1 Jan 1974; Page 2; Newspaper Article.
"Joint Rites To Be Wednesday For Children Who Died In Fire"
"Joint funeral services for five children who lost their lives Sunday morning in a house fire in
Keystone will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Gospel Tabernacle United Holy Church in Keystone
with Elder Walter Staples officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Bluewell.
"The five, all children of Jeanette Woody, 30, ranged in age from two months to 11 years. They
were Angela, two months old; Helen Ann, four; Sandre, seven; Cristine Carole, eight; and Nathaniel,
11.
"The Woody woman received second degree burns in the fire and was released from Stevens
Clinic Hospital in Welch Monday afternoon following an overnight stay at the hospital.
"The sixth victum in the fire was Pvt. Rodney Bobbitt, a 19 year old Marine stationed at Camp
Lejeune, N.C. Bobbitt was staying with an aunt, Ann Hickman, and was apparently passing by and
attempted to save the children..."
"...Survivors include the maternal grandparents, Ernest and Emmajane Woody of Keystone..."


Angela Woody

1. "Bluefield Dailey Telegraph"; Bluefield, WV; Tuesday 1 Jan 1974; Page 2; Newspaper Article.
"Joint Rites To Be Wednesday For Children Who Died In Fire"
"Joint funeral services for five children who lost their lives Sunday morning in a house fire in
Keystone will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Gospel Tabernacle United Holy Church in Keystone
with Elder Walter Staples officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Bluewell.
"The five, all children of Jeanette Woody, 30, ranged in age from two months to 11 years. They
were Angela, two months old; Helen Ann, four; Sandre, seven; Cristine Carole, eight; and Nathaniel,
11.
"The Woody woman received second degree burns in the fire and was released from Stevens
Clinic Hospital in Welch Monday afternoon following an overnight stay at the hospital.
"The sixth victum in the fire was Pvt. Rodney Bobbitt, a 19 year old Marine stationed at Camp
Lejeune, N.C. Bobbitt was staying with an aunt, Ann Hickman, and was apparently passing by and
attempted to save the children..."
"...Survivors include the maternal grandparents, Ernest and Emmajane Woody of Keystone..."


Lewis Bullard

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1923); Page 165; WV Archives Web Site.
Lewis Bullard; age 28; born in Henry Co, VA; black,; single; railroad worker; living at Keystone,
WV; son of Henry and Julia; married on 1 Apr 1923 at Keystone, WV; Henriette Woody; age 31;
born in Pittsylvania Co, VA; single; daughter of ___ and Carrie (sc, Callie).
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Keystone; taken on 5 Apr 1930; Page
7B; Image 14 of 39; Family #158/159.
Listed as Lewis Bullard; age 37; born in VA; married at 30; boiler washer for railroad; head of
household.


Henrietta Woody

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Elkhorn District; taken 22 Jun 1900; Page 204B; Image 40 of
46; Family #478/486.
Listed as Henreta Woody; age 11; born in VA in Jul 1888; black; in household of mother, Callie
Wright Woody.
2. 1910 Census; McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Keystone; taken on __ April 1910; Page
175B; Image 26 of 42; Family #250/301.
Listed as Henrietta Woody; age 19; born in VA; single; black; in household of step-father, Perry
Curry.
3. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; browns Creek District; Keystone; taken on 20 Jan 1920; Page
185A; Image 36 of 54; Family #402/488.
Listed as Henretta Curry (sic, Woody); age 28; born in VA; single; black; in household of
step-father, Perry Curry.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1923); Page 165; WV Archives Web Site.
Lewis Bullard; age 28; born in Henry Co, VA; black,; single; railroad worker; living at Keystone,
WV; son of Henry and Julia; married on 1 Apr 1923 at Keystone, WV; Henriette Woody; age 31;
born in Pittsylvania Co, VA; single; daughter of ___ and Carrie (sc, Callie).
5. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Keystone; taken on 5 Apr 1930; Page
7B; Image 14 of 39; Family #158/159.
Listed as Henriette Bullard; age 38; born in VA; married at 31; in household of husband, Lewis
Bullard.