McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Familie and Individuals

Notes


Simon H. Mitchem

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Eureka; taken on 11 Apr 1930; Page 169A;
Family #275/290.
Listed as Simon Mitchem; age 4 yrs, 11 mons; born in WV; in household of mother, Minerva Belcher
Bishop Mitchem.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1952); Page 382; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Simon H. Mitchem; age 26; born at Eckman, WV; single; living at Landgraff, WV; married on 5 Apr
1952 at Welch, WV; Goldie Lee Church; age 30; born in Borderland, KY; widow; living at Eckman,
WV.
3. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Simon H. Mitchem; born 2 Oct 1925; died 15 Dec 2000; last residence, Rocky Mount, Franklin
Co, VA; SS#234-32-6097; card issued in WV before 1951.


Goldie Lee McPherson

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1952); Page 382; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Simon H. Mitchem; age 26; born at Eckman, WV; single; living at Landgraff, WV; married on 5 Apr
1952 at Welch, WV; Goldie Lee Church; age 30; born in Borderland, KY; widow; living at Eckman,
WV.


Baby Boy Mitchem

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Registry; Browns Creek District; Vol #__(1944); Page 305; WV Archives
Web Site.
Baby Boy Mitchem; born and died 19 Jul 1944 at Welch, WV; premature; parents, Simon and
Goldie (McPhearson) Mitchem.


Bonnie Ann Mitchem

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #1697; WV Archives Web Site.
Bonnie Ann Mitchem; age 6 mons, 3 days; born 18 Jul 1949 at Landgraff, WV; living at Landgraff,
WV; daughter of Simon and Goldie (McPherson) Mitchem; died 12 Jan 1950 in Stevens Clinic,
Welch, WV from tracho-bronchitis with asphyxiation due to upper respiratory infection; autopsy
performed; buried 23 Jan 1950 in Eureka Cemetery, Eckman, WV; informant, Simon Mitchem.


Herman Randolph Mitchem

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Davy; E.D. 24-35; taken on 16 Apr 1940
Page 703A; Image 22 of 57; Household #183.
Listed as Randolph Mitchem; age 8; born in WV; 1st grade education; attending school; lived in
same place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, John B. Mitchem.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1952); Page 56; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Herman R. Mitchem; age 21; born and living at Davy, WV; single; married on 30 Jun 1952 at
Welch, WV; Josephine Burchett; age 23; born in Panther, WV; single; living at Davy, WV.
3. U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Herman R Mitchem
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 4 Jul 1931
Death Date: 23 Jul 2001
SSN: 232340207
Enlistment Branch: ARMY
Enlistment Date: 13 Aug 1966
Discharge Date: 18 Jun 1974
Page number: 1"
4. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Randolph Hermon Mitchem [Herman Randolph Mitchem] [Herman Mitchem]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 4 Jul 1928 (sic, 1931)
Birth Place: Asco McDowel, West Virginia [Davy McDewel??, West Virginia]
Death Date: 23 Jul 2001
Father:
John B Mitchem
Mother:
Elize J Chesters
SSN: 232340207
Notes: Sep 1944: Name listed as RANDOLPH HERMON MITCHEM;
Oct 1956: Name listed as HERMAN RANDOLPH MITCHEM;
02 Aug 2001: Name listed as HERMAN R MITCHEM"
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington Co, VA; submitted by John C.
Anderson; 6 Mar 2010.
Herman R. Mitchem, Sr; born 4 Jul 1951; died 23 Jul 2001; Sargent First Class, US Army, Korea
and Viet Nam; Silver Star; Purple Heart; buried here; headstone shown.


Josephine Burchett

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1952); Page 56; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Herman R. Mitchem; age 21; born and living at Davy, WV; single; married on 30 Jun 1952 at
Welch, WV; Josephine Burchett; age 23; born in Panther, WV; single; living at Davy, WV.
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Joesphine Burchett Mitchem [Josephine Mitchem] [Joesphine Burchett Burchett]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 25 Apr 1929
Birth Place: Panther, West Virginia
Death Date: 12 Feb 2001
Father:
William H Burchett
Mother:
Nancy Evelive
SSN: 136489623
Notes: Jul 1969: Name listed as JOESPHINE BURCHETT MITCHEM;
29 Jan 1993: Name listed as JOSEPHINE MITCHEM"


Richard Henry Mitchem

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Big Four; taken on 21 Apr 1930;
Page 185A; Image 59 of 73; Family #496/541.
Listed as Henry R. Mitchem; age 3 mons; born in WV; in household of father, James G. Mitchem.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns creek District; Big Four; E.D. 24-43; taken on 15 Apr
1940; Page 851A; Image 45 of 48; Household #344.
Listed as Richard Mitchem; age 10; born in WV; 6th grade education; attending school; in
household of father, James G. Mitchem.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1951); Page 344; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Richard Mitchem; age 21; born and living at Big Four, WV; single; married on 13 Jul 1951 at
Welch, WV; Jo Anne Presley; age 18; born and living at Kimball, WV; single; with consent of
Chloe Presley, father deceased, mother of Jo Anne Presley.
3. U.S., Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Richard H Mitchem
Birth Date: 19 Dec 1929
Residence Date: 1986
Address: PO Box 863
Residence: Sophia, WV
Postal Code: 25921-0863"
5. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Richard H Mitchem
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 19 Dec 1929
Death Date: 5 Nov 1999
Claim Date: 29 Jan 1965
SSN: 232442307"


Barbara Joan Presley

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Big Four; E.D. 24-43; taken 15 Apr 1940;
Page 850A; Image 43 of 48; Household #333.
Listed as Joan Presley; age 7; born in WV; no education; not attending school; lived in
same place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, George C. Presley.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1951); Page 344; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Richard Mitchem; age 21; born and living at Big Four, WV; single; married on 13 Jul 1951 at
Welch, WV; Jo Anne Presley; age 18; born and living at Kimball, WV; single; with consent of
Chloe Presley, father deceased, mother of Jo Anne Presley.
3. U.S., Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Barbara Joan Mitchem
Birth Date: 16 Jun 1933
Residence Date: 1986
Address: PO Box 863
Residence: Sophia, WV
Postal Code: 25921-0863"
4. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Barbara Joan Presley [Barbara Joan Mitchem] [Barbara Mitchem]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 16 Jun 1932
Birth Place: Kimball McDo, West Virginia [Kimball, West Virginia]
Death Date: 4 Jan 2004
Father:
George Presley
Mother:
Chloe Dillon
SSN: 233487565
Signature on SSN Card: Joan Presley
Relationship of Signature: Signature name differs from NH’s name.
Notes: Oct 1948: Name listed as BARBARA JOAN PRESLEY;
25 Apr 1995: Name listed as BARBARA JOAN MITCHEM;
07 Jan 2004: Name listed as BARBARA J MITCHEM"
5. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Barbara J. Mitchem
Social Security Number: 233-48-7565
Birth Date: 16 Jun 1933
Issue Year: Before 1951
Issue State: West Virginia
Last Residence: 25825, Cool Ridge, Raleigh, West Virginia, USA
Death Date: 4 Jan 2004"


William Edward "Bill" Mitchem

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Eckman; E.D.24-44; taken on 8 Apr 1940;
Page 982B; Image 21 of 27; Household #169.
Listed as William Mitchem; age 8; born in WV; 2nd grade education; attending school; lived in
same place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Garfield R. Mitchem.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1951); Page64 ; WV Archives Web Site.
William E. Mitchem; age 19; born at Pageton, WV; single; living at Worth, WV; married on
6 Nov 1951 at Keystone; Margaret L. Hicks; age 16; born and living at Elkhorn, WV; single;
with consent of Garfield and Bonanza Mitchem, parents of William E. Mitchem; and James and
Elizabeth Hicks, parents of Margaret L. Hicks.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1952); Page 181; WV Archives Web Site.
William Edward Mitchem; age 20; born at Pageton, WV; divorced; living at Keystone, WV;
married on 23 Aug 1952 at Pageton, WV; Lucy Cochran; age 20; born and living at Pageton,
WV; single; with consent of Bonanza Mitchem, father deceased, mother of William Edward
Mitchem; and Tom and Susie Cochran, parents of Lucy Cochran.
4. US Public Records Index, Vol 1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
William E. Mitchem; born 20 Feb 1932; living at 192 Snyder Rd, Gray, TN 37615 in 1993.
(Birth date is same as wife's, maybe incorrect)


Margaret L. Hicks

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1951); Page64 ; WV Archives Web Site.
William E. Mitchem; age 19; born at Pageton, WV; single; living at Worth, WV; married on
6 Nov 1951 at Keystone; Margaret L. Hicks; age 16; born and living at Elkhorn, WV; single;
with consent of Garfield and Bonanza Mitchem, parents of William E. Mitchem; and James and
Elizabeth Hicks, parents of Margaret L. Hicks.


Roy Preston Mitchem

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkins District; Pageton; E.D. 24-1; taken on 29 Apr 1940;
Page 19A; Image 37 of 42; Household #291.
Listed as Roy Mitchem; age 8; born in WV; 1st grade education; attending school;
lived in same place on1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Paris N. Mitchem.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1951); Page 307; WV Archives Web Site.
Roy Preston Mitchem; age 19; born and living at Pageton, WV; single; married on 2 Jul 1951 at
Welch, WV; Alice Mae Goins; age 17; born and living at Wilcoe, WV; single; with consent of
Paris N. and Bertha Preston (sic, Mitchem); parents of Roy Preston Mitchem; and Maggie Alice
Hamilton, father deceased, mother of Alice Mae Goins.
3. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Roy Preston Mitchem [Roy P Mithcem] [Roy Mitchem]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 7 Oct 1931
Birth Place: Pageton, West Virginia [Pageton|]
Death Date: 23 Feb 2001
Claim Date: 20 Nov 1972
Father:
Paris N Mitchem
Mother:
Bertha M Graham
SSN: 234448673
Citizenship or Alien Status: U.S. citizen.
Type of Claim: Birth record established before age of 5.
Signature on SSN Card: Roy P Mithcem
Notes: 11 Aug 1995: Name listed as ROY PRESTON MITCHEM;
20 Nov 1972: Name listed as ROY P MITHCEM;
01 Mar 2001: Name listed as ROY P MITCHEM"


Alice Mae Goins

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Wilcoe; Mill Creek Hollow; E.D. 24-4; taken on 12
May 1940; Page 76A; Image 27 of 30; Household #210.
Listed as Alice Goins; age 6; born in WV; no education; attending school; lived in same
house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Alexander Goins.
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Alice Mae Goins [Alice Mae Mitchem] [Alice Mitchem]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 12 Oct 1932
Birth Place: Wilcoe, West Virginia [Wilcoe McDow??, West Virginia]
Death Date: 18 May 2003
Father:
Alexander Goins
Mother:
Maggie A Frazier
SSN: 233488409
Notes: Jan 1949: Name listed as ALICE MAE GOINS;
26 Nov 1975: Name listed as ALICE MAE MITCHEM;
22 May 2003: Name listed as ALICE M MITCHEM"
3. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014'
"Name: Alice M. Mitchem
Social Security Number: 233-48-8409
Birth Date: 12 Oct 1933
Issue Year: Before 1951
Issue State: West Virginia
Last Residence: 24871, Pageton, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Last Benefit: 24871, Pageton, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Death Date: 18 May 2003"


Samuel George Mitchem

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Pageton; taken on 19 Apr 1930; Pasge 135A;
Image 29 of 36; Family #277/283.
Listed as George Mitchem; age 2 yrs, 2 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Garfield R.
Mitchem.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Eckman; E.D.24-44; taken on 8 Apr 1940;
Page 982B; Image 21 of 27; Household #169.
Listed as Samuel G. Mitchem; age 12; born in WV; 6th grade education; attending school; lived in
same place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Garfield R. Mitchem.
3. " The Charleston Gazette"; Charleston, WV; 31 Dec 2006; Newspaper Obit via Ancestry.com Web
Site.
"George S. Mitchem, 78, of Chesapeake, passed away Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, at his home.

"George was born in Hot Coal on Feb. 12, 1928, to the late Garfield and Bonanza Lilly Mitchem. He was a retired agent with Life of Virginia with 12 years of service. He was a graduate of North Fork High School and a member of the Chesapeake United Methodist Church and a Navy veteran.

"He was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Mary Fern Mitchem, and brother, Clarence Mitchem.

"He is survived by his wife, Ann Mitchem; sons, Robert of Houston, Texas, Gary of Jacksonville, Fla., Mike of Orlando, Fla., George Jr. of Bloomingrose, Jeffrey of Orlando, Fla.; daughters, Alicia Lamm and Tina Smith of Charleston; stepdaughters, Faith Peal of Tupper Plains, Ohio, and Sherry Bosley of Chesapeake; brothers, Bill of Gray, Tenn., Jim of Lebanon, Va., and Albert of Proctorville, Ohio; sisters, Virginia Smith of Charlotte, N.C., Wanda Reynolds of Haddock, Ga., Hilda Bailey of Spanishburg, Mildred Bailey of Maumee, Ohio, and Norma Jackson of Kathleen, Ga.; 24 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

"Funeral service will be Tuesday, Jan. 2, at 10 a.m. at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, with Pastors Dave Biondi and Larry Roberts officiating. The committal service with military graveside rites will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton..."


Samuel George Mitchem

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Pageton; taken on 19 Apr 1930; Pasge 135A;
Image 29 of 36; Family #277/283.
Listed as George Mitchem; age 2 yrs, 2 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Garfield R.
Mitchem.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Eckman; E.D.24-44; taken on 8 Apr 1940;
Page 982B; Image 21 of 27; Household #169.
Listed as Samuel G. Mitchem; age 12; born in WV; 6th grade education; attending school; lived in
same place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Garfield R. Mitchem.
3. " The Charleston Gazette"; Charleston, WV; 31 Dec 2006; Newspaper Obit via Ancestry.com Web
Site.
"George S. Mitchem, 78, of Chesapeake, passed away Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, at his home.

"George was born in Hot Coal on Feb. 12, 1928, to the late Garfield and Bonanza Lilly Mitchem. He was a retired agent with Life of Virginia with 12 years of service. He was a graduate of North Fork High School and a member of the Chesapeake United Methodist Church and a Navy veteran.

"He was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Mary Fern Mitchem, and brother, Clarence Mitchem.

"He is survived by his wife, Ann Mitchem; sons, Robert of Houston, Texas, Gary of Jacksonville, Fla., Mike of Orlando, Fla., George Jr. of Bloomingrose, Jeffrey of Orlando, Fla.; daughters, Alicia Lamm and Tina Smith of Charleston; stepdaughters, Faith Peal of Tupper Plains, Ohio, and Sherry Bosley of Chesapeake; brothers, Bill of Gray, Tenn., Jim of Lebanon, Va., and Albert of Proctorville, Ohio; sisters, Virginia Smith of Charlotte, N.C., Wanda Reynolds of Haddock, Ga., Hilda Bailey of Spanishburg, Mildred Bailey of Maumee, Ohio, and Norma Jackson of Kathleen, Ga.; 24 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

"Funeral service will be Tuesday, Jan. 2, at 10 a.m. at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, with Pastors Dave Biondi and Larry Roberts officiating. The committal service with military graveside rites will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton..."


Walker Cleveland Smith Jr

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1953); Page 96; WV Archives Web Site.
Walker Cleveland Smith, Jr; age 22; born in Beckley, WV; single; living at Crumpler, WV; married
on 7 Mar 1953 at Keystone, WV; Arkansas Virginia Mitchem; age 17; born at Pageton, WV;
single; living at Worth, WV; with consent of Bonanza A. Mitchem; mother of Arkansas Virginia
Mitchem.


Arkansas Virginia Mitchem

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Eckman; E.D.24-44; taken on 8 Apr 1940;
Page 982B; Image 21 of 27; Household #169.
Listed as Arkansas Mitchem; age 5; born in WV; lived in same place on 1 Apr 1935; in household
of father, Garfield R. Mitchem.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1953); Page 96; WV Archives Web Site.
Walker Cleveland Smith, Jr; age 22; born in Beckley, WV; single; living at Crumpler, WV; married
on 7 Mar 1953 at Keystone, WV; Arkansas Virginia Mitchem; age 17; born at Pageton, WV;
single; living at Worth, WV; with consent of Bonanza A. Mitchem; mother of Arkansas Virginia
Mitchem.


Wanda J. Mitchem

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Eckman; E.D.24-44; taken on 8 Apr 1940;
Page 982B; Image 21 of 27; Household #169.
Listed as Wanda Mitchem; age 6; born in WV; 1st grade education; attending school; lived in
same place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Garfield R. Mitchem.
2. US Public Records Index, Vol 2; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Wanda J. Reynolds; born 28 Mar 1933; living at Fortville Rd, Haddock, GA 31033.