McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV; Families and Individuals

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Dewitt Talmadge Shrader

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1916); Page 94; WV Archives Web Site.
Dewitt Shrader; age 21; born in Tazewell Co, VA; single; laborer; living at Gary, WV; son of M/M
R.J.; married on 13 Apr 1916 at Gary, WV; Vicey Mitchem; age 17; born in McDowell Co, WV;
single; daughter of J.A. and India.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Sluss Cemetery, Mud Fork, Tazewell Co, VA; submitted by Irene
Cardwell; 2 Apr 2012.
Dewitt Talmadge Shrader"; born 19 Mar 1897 in Tazewell Co, VA; died 21 Nov 1943 at Kimball,
McDowell Co, WV; picture and infromation shown.
"Parents:
Rufus Jackson Shrader
b: 27 Aug 1862 Mercer Co., WV
d: 29 Apr 1954 Duhring, Mercer Co. WV
Corrilda Alice Sluss
b: 27 Apr 1861, Tazewell Co., VA
d: 6 Sep 1930, Mud Fork, Tazewell Co., VA

Spouse:
Vicie Mitchem
b: 25 Mar 1901*, Eckman, McDowell Co. WV
* WV Birth record / -- on headstone: 26 July 1901 --
d: 28 Mar 1962, Baltimore, Anne Arundel Co. MD

Marriage
Rev. Jesse F. Benton, pastor of M. E. Church South, Gary, WV, married Dewitt and Vicey [sp] on 13 April 1916 in Gary, WV. The marriage record states Dewitt, 21, was born in Tazewell Co. VA, making his BIRTH YEAR 1895 and Vicey, as spelled on record, was listed as 17 years old, her birth year 1899. However, Vicie's brother Isiah was born in September 1899. Vicey, perhaps, was 15 years old when she married since her WV Birth Certificate states year 1901. Her father, J. A. [John Anderson] Mitchem provided information on the marriage license for his daughter. Dewitt's occupation: laborer.

Siblings:
1) Sarah "Sally" Elizabeth Hamilton (Abe)
2) Rages Harrison (Clarinda Sluss)
3) Martha Rebecca (died as an infant)
4) Raphael "Rafe" (Ralph Hale) (Florence Tabor
5) Samuel "Sam" Henry (Ocie Tabor)
6) Clara Mae (2nd Ben Mead / 1st Claude Keller)
-- 7) Dewitt Talmadge (Vicie Mitchem)
8) William Jackson (Katie Gearheart)
9) Frank Howard (Winnie Hoanaker)

Children:
1) Rufus Jackson (Goldie) named after his grandfather

2) Irene Regina Shanahan (2nd Phil/1st Paul
Walls) find a grave # 87038584

3) Lulu Bee Cardwell (Albert Clifton, son of
Samuel Andrew Cardwell and Mary "Merchie"
Ellen Blevins) find a grave # 79159716

A farmer and a Coal Miner
Dewitt and Vicie lived on a farm in Big Four, WV. He was a foreman in a coal mines owned by a privately owned coal company. Dewitt, Vicie, Irene and Lula were of the home. Their son, the eldest, Rufus married Goldie of Tazewell, VA, and they made their home in Powhatan, not far from his parents. Rufus and Goldie had a daughter; within two years they had another. Dewitt and Vicie saw their first grandchildren grow into a three- and one-year old youngsters.

Tragedy
On the evening November 21, 1943, Dewitt was on the train tracks within the entrance of the tunnel at Kimball, WV. A train struck Dewitt and he died at 10:35 p.m. He was buried in the family cemetery -- Sluss Cemetery, Mud Fork, VA. November 27, 1943.

His Family
His son Rufus, WWII Veteran who served in Marines, and his wife, Goldie, and their two daughters lived in Eckhorn, WV. Dewitt's daughters, Irene married in 1944 and Lula Bee in 1945. Early to mid-1950, Vicie moved in with her daughter's, Irene, family. Irene and Paul divorced in the late 50's. Irene met and married Phil Shanahan and they moved to Baltimore, MD, and her mother, Vicie, went with them. [A number of the Shrader family lived in the Baltimore area.] Vicie died in Baltimore in 1962 and is buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Ritchie Highway, Baltimore..."


Vicey Mitchem

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1916); Page 94; WV Archives Web Site.
Dewitt Shrader; age 21; born in Tazewell Co, VA; single; laborer; living at Gary, WV; son of M/M
R.J.; married on 13 Apr 1916 at Gary, WV; Vicey Mitchem; age 17; born in McDowell Co, WV;
single; daughter of J.A. and India.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Cedar Hill Cemetery, Brooklyn Park, Anne Arundel Co, MD; submitted
by Irene Cardwell; 24 Mar 2012.
Vicie Mitchem Shrader; born 26 Jul 1901 at Eckman, McDowell Co, WV; died 28 Mar 1962 in
Baltimore, Baltimore Co, MD; pictures and information shown.
"~ BIRTH DISCREPANCY ~

Documenation show a discrepancy in Vicie's birth: WV Birth Record show female Mitchem WAS BORN 25 MAR 1901 to Bud and Vicy Mitchem in Eckman, WV. Father is John Anderson Mitchem and mother is Elizabeth "Bettie" Mitchem. Maryland Death Record and on headstone: her birth is listed as 26 July 1901. Vicie's mother, Bettie, died in 1907 and her father married India Alice Mitchem.

Parents:
John A. Mitchem
findagrave # 96205676
Elizabeth Betty Mitchem - abt 1881 - 1907

Sibling:
1) Isiah 1899-
Half-siblings: several

Vicie was the wife Dewitt Talmadge Shrader and the parents of three children:

1) Rufus Jackson Shrader (named after his grandfather) (Goldie) 3 children
2) Irene Regina Walls (3 children)-Shanahan
3) Lulu[Lula] Bee Cardwell 1926 -1982 (3 children)

November 1943, Dewitt was hit by a train inside the entrance of the train tunnel in Kimball, WV. In the late 50's Vicie went to live with her daughter Irene and the family moved to Balitmore, MD.

Vicie died 28 March 1962 in Baltimore, Anne Arundel Co., and was buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Ritchie Highway.

Grandmother of nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Her granddaughter Kelly Regina Cardwell (dau of Lula and Albert) died Sep. 8, 2010 in Hickory, NC.


John Trail

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1916); Page 159; WV Archives Web Site.
John Trail; age 24; born in Pulaski Co, VA; single; miner; living at Shannon, WV; son of Bob and
Mary; married on 12 Nov 1916 at Welch, WV; Rosa Mitchem; age 27; born in McDowell Co, WV;
widow; daughter of Jed and Rebecca.


Amanda Rosabell "Mandy" Mitchem

1. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Barkers Ridge District; taken on 9 Jun 1900; Page 217A; Image
7 of 25; Family #57/57.
Listed as Mandy R. Mitchem, age 3, born in Jun 1896, in household of father, Jedediah Mitchem.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1907); Page 380; WV Archives Web Site.
Thomas Anderson; age 35; born in Grayson Co, VA; widowed; miner; living at Dearing, WV;
son of _________; married on 31 Oct 1907 at Welch, WV; Amanda Rosabel Mitchem; age
16; born in Wyoming Co, WV; single; daughter of Jed and Rebecca.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1916); Page 159; WV Archives Web Site.
John Trail; age 24; born in Pulaski Co, VA; single; miner; living at Shannon, WV; son of Bob and
Mary; married on 12 Nov 1916 at Welch, WV; Rosa Mitchem; age 27; born in McDowell Co, WV;
widow; daughter of Jed and Rebecca.
4. Ancestry.com Web Site, Shorten Smith search, 25 Nov 2001, submitted by
Deb Walker, dedwalker52@yahoo.com
Amanda Rosabell Mitchem; daughter of Jedediah and Rebecca Lambert Mitchem; married George
Smith.


Josephine Mitchem

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 15 Apr 1930; Page 259B;
Family #333.
Listed as Josephine Mitchem; age 6; born in WV; in household of father, John Mitchem.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Mile Branch; E.D. 24-60; taken on 5 Apr
1940; Page 1185A; Image 7 of 132; Household #52.
Listed as Josephine Mitchem; age 16; born in WV; 6th grade education; not attending school;
lived in same house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, John H. Mitchem.


James Brown

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Elkhorn District, page 156A, Family 111.
Listed as James Brown, age 3, born in May 1897, in WV, in household of father, James Brown.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1917); Page 347; WV Archives Web Site.
James Brown; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Hemphill, WV; son of
Jim and Annie; married on 5 Feb 1817 at Hemphill, WV; Florence Mitchem; age 18; born in
McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Cosbie Mitchem.
3. McDowell Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Car #197; 5 Jun 1918; Ancestry.com Web Site.
James Brown; age 21; born 18 May 1897 in Maitland, WV; living at Hemphill, WV; father born in
Wythe Co, VA; employed by Solvay Colleries Co, Hemphill, WV; nearest relative, Florence Brown,
wife; living at Hemphill, WV; medium height with slender build; gray eyes and dark brown hair.


Florence Mitchem

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1917); Page 347; WV Archives Web Site.
James Brown; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Hemphill, WV; son of
Jim and Annie; married on 5 Feb 1917 at Hemphill, WV; Florence Mitchem; age 18; born in
McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Cosbie Mitchem.
2. Mercer Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1923); Page 23; Line #1; WV Archives Web Site.
Albert Ray Spence; age 24; born in VA; single; living at Princeton, WV; married on 28 Jul 1923
at Princeton, WV; Florence Mitchem; age 22; born in WV; single; living in Bluefield, WV.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Kimball; taken on 11 Apr 1930; Page 32B;
Image 24 of 30; Family #236/267.
Listed as Florence Spence; age 28; born in WV; married at 22; in household of husband, Albert Ray
Spence.
4. Tazewell Co, VA; Divorce Certificate #33-002048; Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014; Ancestry.com
Web Site.
Albert Ray Spence; age 32; auto mechanic; living at Yards, VA; was granted a divorce from Florence
Mitchem Spence, nee Florence Mitchem; age 31; last known address, Williamson, WV; married 1 Aug
1925 (sic, 28 Jul 1923) at Princeton, WV; for cause of Adultery and infidelity; granted 4 Dec 1933.
5. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1934); Page 370; WV Archives Web Site.
Robert Alberty; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; laborer; living at Davy, WV; son of
Charles and Alice; married on 5 Sep 1934 at Capels, WV; Florence Mitchem; age 30; born in
McDowell Co, WV; divorced; living at Davy, WV; daughter of Zariah and Causby.
6.1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Davy; E.D. 24-35; Page 700A; Image
16 of 57; Household #151.
Listed as Florence Alberty; age 37; born in WV; married; 3rd grade education; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Robert S. Alberty.


Marvin Crigger

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1918); Page 399; WV Archives Web Site.
Marvin Crigger; age 21; born in Smyth Co, VA; single; brakeman; living at Dearing, WV; son of
F.D. and Ida; married on 3 Jul 1918 at Jesse Mitchem's; Artie Mitchem; age 17; born in McDowell
Co, WV; single; daughter of Jesse and Peggie.


Artie Mitchem

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; taken on 13 May 1910; Page 83B; Family #116/116.
Listed as Artie Mitchem, age 9; born in WV; in household of father, Jesse Mitchem.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1918); Page 399; WV Archives Web Site.
Marvin Crigger; age 21; born in Smyth Co, VA; single; brakeman; living at Dearing, WV; son of
F.D. and Ida; married on 3 Jul 1918 at Jesse Mitchem's; Artie Mitchem; age 17; born in McDowell
Co, WV; single; daughter of Jesse and Peggie.


H.D. Ferguson

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1918); Page 173; WV Archives Web Site.
H.D. Ferguson; age 18; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at War, WV; son of D.W.
and N.J.; married on 22 Sep 1918 at Yukon, WV; Grace Mitchem; age 17; born in McDowell Co,
WV; single; daughter of Grover and Christina.


Grace G. Mitchem

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Northfork District; Algoma; taken on 5/6 May 1910; Page 11 A;
Image18 of 27; Family #49/57.
Listed as Grace Mitchem; age 10; born in WV; in household of father, Ebb Mitchem.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1918); Page 173; WV Archives Web Site.
H.D. Ferguson; age 18; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at War, WV; son of D.W.
and N.J.; married on 22 Sep 1918 at Yukon, WV; Grace Mitchem; age 17; born in McDowell Co,
WV; single; daughter of Grover and Christina.
3. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Northfork District; Crumpler; taken on 7/8 Jan 1920; Page 192A;
Image 9 of 50; Family #90/101.
Listed as Grace G. Ferguson; age 15; born in WV; married; in household of brother-in-law, James F.
Graham.


George Mallas?Mellams?

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1918); Page 53; WV Archives Web Site.
George Mallas; age 33; born in Greece; single; miner; living at Caretta, WV; son of Jim and
Angelina; married on 20 Feb 1918 at Welch, WV; Thirsy Mitchem; age 16; born in McDowell Co,
WV; single; daughter of Grover and Christina.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 16 Jan 1920; Page 28B; Image 14
of 47; Family #131/137.
Listed as Thursday Mellams; age 15; born in WV; married; in household of husband, George Mallas?/
Mellams?


Francis Thursey Mitchem

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Northfork District; Algoma; taken on 5/6 May 1910; Page 11 A;
Image18 of 27; Family #49/57.
Listed as Thursey Mitchem; age 12; born in WV; in household of father, Ebb Mitchem.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1918); Page 53; WV Archives Web Site.
George Mallas; age 33; born in Greece; single; miner; living at Caretta, WV; son of Jim and
Angelina; married on 20 Feb 1918 at Welch, WV; Thirsy Mitchem; age 16; born in McDowell Co,
WV; single; daughter of Grover and Christina.
3. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 16 Jan 1920; Page 28B; Image 14
of 47; Family #131/137.
Listed as George Mellams; age 34; born in Greece; married; coal miner; head of household.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1925); Page 335; WV Archives Web Site.
Nick Jeffers; age 30; born in Greece; single; miner; living at Caretta, WV; son of Jim and Mallie
Jeffers; married on 2 Mar 1925 at Welch, WV; Francis Mitchem; age 22; born in McDowell Co,
WV; widow; daughter of Eb and Christina Mitchem.
5. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; War; Hill above Station; taken on 9 Apr 1930; Page 7A;
Image 13 of 28; Family #129/137.
Listed as Frances Jeffries; age 28; born in WV; married at 25; in household of husband, Nick Jeffries.
6. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 24 Feb 2014.
Frances T. Jeffries; born 25 Aug 1904; died 11 May 1984; buried here; headstone photo shown.


Lilburn Keene

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1929); Page 196; WV Archives Web Site.
Lilborne Keen; age 40; born in Buchanan Co, VA; widowed; miner; living at Big Four, WV; son of
Floyd and Susie; married on 15 Aug 1929 at Welch, WV; Rosie Mitchem; age 21; born in
McDowell Co, WVl single; daughter of P.M. and Hattie.


Rosie Mitchem

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1929); Page 196; WV Archives Web Site.
Lilborne Keen; age 40; born in Buchanan Co, VA; widowed; miner; living at Big Four, WV; son of
Floyd and Susie; married on 15 Aug 1929 at Welch, WV; Rosie Mitchem; age 21; born in
McDowell Co, WVl single; daughter of P.M. and Hattie.


Kinzer P. Presley

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Elkhorn District, page 155A, Family 100.
Listed as Kinzer Presley, age 16, born in Feb 1884, in WV, in household of
father, James Presley.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; taken on 21/22 Apr 1910; Page 70A; Image 25 of
25; Family #181/230.
Listed as Kinder Presley, age 26, born in WV, in household of father, James H. Presley.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage records; Vol #__(1912); Page 68; WV Archives Web Site.
K.P. Pressly; age 27; born in McDowell Co, WV; divorced; lumber man; living at Thorpe, WV;
son of James and Cosby; married on 28 dec 1912 at Gary, WV; Rosa Mitchell (sic, Mitchem);
age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Isaiah and Cosby.
4. McDowell Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Card #1364; 12 Sep 1918; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Kinser P. Pressley; age 36; born 14 Feb 1882; living at Thorpe, WV; miner for US Coal & Coke Co,
#11; Thorpe, WV; nearest relative, J.P. Pressley, Thorpe, WV; short with medium build; black
eyes and black hair.
5. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Thorpe; taken on 17 Jan 1920; Page 221A;
Image 27 of 43; Family #269/286.
Listed as Kimder P. Presley; age 36; born in WV; single; farm laborer; in household of father,
James H. Presley.


Rosie D. Mitchem

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Elkhorn District, page 152A, Family 70.
Listed as Rosa Mitchem, age 4, born in Apr 1896, in WV, in household of father, Isaiah Mitchem.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Adkin District, taken on 23 May 1910, Page 29B, Family #253.
Listed as Rosa Mitchem, age 14, born in WV, in household of uncle, Noah G. Mitchem.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage records; Vol #__(1912); Page 68; WV Archives Web Site.
K.P. Pressly; age 27; born in McDowell Co, WV; divorced; lumber man; living at Thorpe, WV;
son of James and Cosby; married on 28 dec 1912 at Gary, WV; Rosa Mitchell (sic, Mitchem);
age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Isaiah and Cosby.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1919); Page 390; WV Archives Web Site.
Walter Brown; age 25; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Hemphill, WV; son of
Jim and Annie; married on 15 Dec 1919 at Wilcoe, WV; Rosa Mitchem; age 23; born in McDowell
Co, WV; divorced; daughter of Causby.
5. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1934); Page 318; WV Archives Web Site.
Avon Mullins; age 26; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Capels, WV; son of Richard
and Alafair; married on 14 Apr 1934 at Capels, WV; Rosa Brown; age 30; born in McDowell Co, WV;
divorced; living at Davy, WV; daughter of Is. and Causby.
6. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Rosie D Mullins [Rosie M Mullins] [Rosie D Mitchem]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 29 Apr 1896
Birth Place: Gary McDowel, West Virginia
Death Date: 30 Aug 1988
Father:
Zair Mitchem
Mother:
Cosby Lambert
SSN: 233964573
Relationship of Signature: Signed by mark, with witnesses.
Notes: 23 Aug 1972: Name listed as ROSIE D MULLINS;
19 Sep 1988: Name listed as ROSIE M MULLINS"


Walter Brown

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Elkhorn District, page 156A, Family 111.
Listed as Walter Brown, age 6, born in Apr 1894, in WV, in household of father, James Brown.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1919); Page 390; WV Archives Web Site.
Walter Brown; age 25; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Hemphill, WV; son of
Jim and Annie; married on 15 Dec 1919 at Wilcoe, WV; Rosa Mitchem; age 23; born in McDowell
Co, WV; divorced; daughter of Causby.


Rosie D. Mitchem

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Elkhorn District, page 152A, Family 70.
Listed as Rosa Mitchem, age 4, born in Apr 1896, in WV, in household of father, Isaiah Mitchem.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Adkin District, taken on 23 May 1910, Page 29B, Family #253.
Listed as Rosa Mitchem, age 14, born in WV, in household of uncle, Noah G. Mitchem.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage records; Vol #__(1912); Page 68; WV Archives Web Site.
K.P. Pressly; age 27; born in McDowell Co, WV; divorced; lumber man; living at Thorpe, WV;
son of James and Cosby; married on 28 dec 1912 at Gary, WV; Rosa Mitchell (sic, Mitchem);
age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Isaiah and Cosby.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1919); Page 390; WV Archives Web Site.
Walter Brown; age 25; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Hemphill, WV; son of
Jim and Annie; married on 15 Dec 1919 at Wilcoe, WV; Rosa Mitchem; age 23; born in McDowell
Co, WV; divorced; daughter of Causby.
5. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1934); Page 318; WV Archives Web Site.
Avon Mullins; age 26; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Capels, WV; son of Richard
and Alafair; married on 14 Apr 1934 at Capels, WV; Rosa Brown; age 30; born in McDowell Co, WV;
divorced; living at Davy, WV; daughter of Is. and Causby.
6. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Rosie D Mullins [Rosie M Mullins] [Rosie D Mitchem]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 29 Apr 1896
Birth Place: Gary McDowel, West Virginia
Death Date: 30 Aug 1988
Father:
Zair Mitchem
Mother:
Cosby Lambert
SSN: 233964573
Relationship of Signature: Signed by mark, with witnesses.
Notes: 23 Aug 1972: Name listed as ROSIE D MULLINS;
19 Sep 1988: Name listed as ROSIE M MULLINS"