McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families

Notes


Edwin Hugh Waldron Jr

1. FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by Patty Bilskey; 4 Apr 2016; maintained by Song Bird.
" Edwin Hugh Waldron Jr.
Birth 6 Jul 1919
Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 1 Apr 2016 (aged 96)
Fresno, Fresno County, California, USA
Burial
San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery
Santa Nella, Merced County, California, USA
Plot SECTION 1 SITE 1567
Memorial ID 160488223"

Additional Information Posted:
"Edwin Hugh Waldron Jr was born to Edwin Hugh Waldron and Grace Hunt July 6th 1919 in the Welch Emergency Hospital, Welch, West Virginia; He was the first baby born in the hospital. He passed away quietly in Fresno, April 1st, 2016.

"Ed grew up in the Welch and Browns Creek area being cared for by his Grandpa Rufus and his Grandma Polly until he joined the United States Navy in 1940.

"His first and only duty station was Pearl Harbor, and he is a Pearl Harbor Survivor.

"After the war, Ed was discharged from Vallejo and went to Inglewood to visit his Grandma Polly who had moved out west during the war. Ed went to radio school near USC and sometime later got an apartment with a classmate by the name of Danny Kain. Through Danny he met and married Inez may Frazier who was also a Navy veteran.

"They moved to Orange County in La Habra, and Ed worked as a lithographer, printer, and estimator until in 1965 he started his own business, Arrow Printing. In 1968 he merged the business with Anaheim Printing & Gazette.

"May & Ed retired in 1978 and moved to their desert home in Yucca Valley, and spent the remainder of their beautiful years in Madera.

"Ed was a quiet, well loved and respected wonderful man with many talents and over the years many interests. He was an excellent artist, oil painter, and furniture builder. He did antique clock repair, rockhounding, lapidary, gold panning, and gardening. He ground his own corn and wheat for their bread making, and was a great cook; Ed was a Master chess player, excellent at billiards, poker, and an avid reader. Ed was happiest flying and stream fishing. He got his private pilot's license and he loved to fly off to London Bridge in Arizona, and other southwestern spots just for lunch and a fun day.

"Ed was a member of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association and the Sons of the American Revolution. He was a survivor many times over; He survived his childhood for starters, many close calls during the war, cancer, and a heart attack in 1964. He was a very happy and positive man and always knew that lived by the belief that tomorrow will be a better day.

"Ed leaves behind daughter Patricia, husband John Cline and their sons Sean, Patrick & Ian; daughter Cindy, husband Don Reimer and their daughters Jennifer and Olivia, and several great grandchildren, and his niece DiAnn Kain Kutsch.

"Ed's wonderful wife, Mayzie, of 54 years preceded him in death in 2004.

"A graveside service will be held at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery at 10:00 AM Friday April 8th, 2016."


Inez May Frazier

1. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Inez May Frazier [Inez May Waldron]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 28 Jun 1920
Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan [Detroit Wayn??, Michigan]
Death Date: 1 May 2004
Father:
Orla E Frazier
Mother:
Inez Herider
SSN: 569072207
Notes: Jun 1937: Name listed as INEZ MAY FRAZIER;
Dec 1949: Name listed as INEZ MAY WALDRON;
13 May 2004: Name listed as INEZ MAY WALDRON "
2, FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by International Wargraves Photography Project; 5 Jul 2011;
maintained by Song Bird.
" Inez May Frazier Waldron
Birth 28 Jun 1920
Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Death 1 May 2004 (aged 83)
Madera, Madera County, California, USA
Burial
San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery
Santa Nella, Merced County, California, USA
Plot SECTION 1 SITE 1567
Memorial ID 72884247"

Additional Information Posted:
"Inez May Frazier (Waldron)
Born 28 June 1920 at home in Detroit, Michigan, first child born to Orla Edward Frazier and Inez Herider Frazier. Died 1 May 2004.
May, (as she was called) was a birthright Quaker. She spent her young childhood growing up in the mortuary owned by her father, who was a mortician and professor of anatomy at Michigan State. She used to laugh and tell the stories, with such glee, about how she would roller skate around the bodies in the chapel. Her parents divorced when she was about 7 years old. At that time she, her new little sister JoAnn Ellen, her mother, and grandmother moved to Venice Beach, CA, where she was the only protestant kid in the 'Holy Names' parochial elementary school. She spent the remainder of her childhood in Venice, where she LOVED to body surf with the dolphins, and was very proud to be a beach girl!! She was tall and thin with a great figure, and did modeling in some department store fashion shows until she joined the WAVES of the US NAVY. May was extremely proud of her Navy service, and we grew up with Navy rules!! She was a Store Keeper with a top-secret clearance serving most of her enlistment in Hawaii stationed at Pearl Harbor. Much of her free time was spent as a volunteer at the Aiea Naval Hospital where she would write letters, read to, and just be of service to the men who were wounded during the Japanese attack at Pearl....(of which by the way, my father is a Pearl Harbor Survivor). A few years later, she received a letter of Commendation from President Harry Truman for her volunteer work at the hospital.
After her Navy discharge, she returned to the Venice Santa Monica area where she got a job at the Telephone Company as an Operator, and worked herself up to a Right-of-Way Officer. She met my father ...(Dad's room mate was my Mothers brother-in-law's cousin).... anyway they were introduced, and were married about 4 months after meeting. They married 1 December 1949 in Venice. My Aunt Jo, who is with us today, was her Maid of Honor. They moved to La Habra, CA where we lived for several years. My dad opened a print shop called Arrow Printing. My mom was the girl Friday that did the bookkeeping, money collecting, and let me tell you, she was good at collecting the money!! She did whatever needed to be done at the shop as well as sewing our dresses, making the most beautiful cakes ever created, keeping the house, and gardening. Later we moved to Orange, and mom continued to do all the accounting, billing, and going to small claims court to get what was owed to the shop. She was not shy about asking for what was hers, and she had the drive, spunk, chutzpah, determination, and charm to get it. She was a member of the Business & Professional Women of Orange County for many years. My parents sold the business, retired and moved to Joshua Tree where mom actively delved into her hobbies of genealogy, quilting, and gardening. About 16 years ago they moved to Madera where my father continues to reside. Mother continued her quilting hobby, she was a member of the Madera Quilters Guild until her Alzheimer's slowly took away her ability to do the thing she loved to do. She converted to Catholicism and received her sacraments in 2000. Mom often remarked how she thought she was "losing her mind", and how afraid she was... I reminded her that it wasn't her fault, she wasn't losing her mind and that she was just born with this unfortunate illness; that seemed to give her a little peace. She spent the last 3 years in a convalescent home after she fell and broke her hip. She was an avid reader, a walking history book, and was very proud of her colorful & inspiring ancestors. She never met a stranger. She loved chocolate, red hair, roses, the color blue, the ocean, her sister, dear old friends, her two daughters and mostly "Eddie"(Edwin Hugh Waldron) her husband of nearly 55 years. She had a strong grip, bright eyes and a sweet smile. My mother was a proud, lovely lady, (and a tough cookie when she needed to be). In fact, many people would often comment to me what a "classy lady" my mother was. Mother didn't believe in "good-byes", so I will not say good-bye. I will say, "See you later Mother".
Source: Biography by her daughter Patricia "Patti" Waldron Cline"


James B. Buck

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Roderfield; E.D. 24-37; taken on 22/23
Apr 1940; Page 755A; Image 24 of 35; Household #181.
Listed as James B. Buck; age 30; born in AR; married; 3 yrs HS education; lived in Welch,
McDowell Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; loader in coal mine; head of household.


Marcelle

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Roderfield; E.D. 24-37; taken on 22/23
Apr 1940; Page 755A; Image 24 of 35; Household #181.
Listed as Marcelle Buck; age 21; born in AR; married; 1 yr HS education; lived in Welch,
McDowell Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, James R. Buck.


Richard Buck

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Roderfield; E.D. 24-37; taken on 22/23
Apr 1940; Page 755A; Image 24 of 35; Household #181.
Listed as Richard Buck; age 4; born in AR; in household of father, James R. Buck.


Jerry Buck

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Roderfield; E.D. 24-37; taken on 22/23
Apr 1940; Page 755A; Image 24 of 35; Household #181.
Listed as Jerry Buck; age 1; born in AR; in household of father, James R. Buck.


James L. Collier

1. 1930 Census, Browns Creek District; Welch; taken on 4 Apr 1930; Page 243B; Image 58 of 59;
Family #89.
Listed as James L. Collier; age 38; born in VA; married at 29; insurance salesman, head of
household.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Roderfield; E.D. 24-37; taken on 22/23
Apr 1940; Page 755B; Image 25 of 35; Household #183.
Listed as James L. Collier; age 44; born in VA; married; 2 yrs college education; lived in same
place on 1 Apr 1935; contractor laborer; head of household.


Lillian P.

1. 1930 Census, Browns Creek District; Welch; taken on 4 Apr 1930; Page 243B; Image 58 of 59;
Family #89.
Listed as Lillian P. Collier; age 27; born in WV; married at 19; in household of husband, James
L. Collier.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Roderfield; E.D. 24-37; taken on 22/23
Apr 1940; Page 755B; Image 25 of 35; Household #183.
Listed as Lillian Collier; age 38; born in WV; married; 4 yrs HS education; lived in same place on
1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, James L. Collier.


Imogene R. Collier

1. 1930 Census, Browns Creek District; Welch; taken on 4 Apr 1930; Page 243B; Image 58 of 59;
Family #89.
Listed as Imogene R. Collier; age 7; born in WV; in household of father, James L. Collier.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Roderfield; E.D. 24-37; taken on 22/23
Apr 1940; Page 755B; Image 25 of 35; Household #183.
Listed as Imogene Collier; age 17; born in WV; 3 yrs HS education; attending school; lived in
same place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, James L. Collier.


Betty J. Collier

1. 1930 Census, Browns Creek District; Welch; taken on 4 Apr 1930; Page 243B; Image 58 of 59;
Family #89.
Listed as Betty J. Collier; age 5; born in WV; in household of father, James L. Collier.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Roderfield; E.D. 24-37; taken on 22/23
Apr 1940; Page 755B; Image 25 of 35; Household #183.
Listed as Betty Collier; age 15; born in WV; 1 yr HS education; attending school; lived in
same place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, James L. Collier.


Elizabeth Ann Collier

1. 1930 Census, Browns Creek District; Welch; taken on 4 Apr 1930; Page 244A; Image 59 of 59;
Family #89.
Listed as Elizabeth A. Collier; age 4 yrs, 4 mons; born in WV; in household of father, James L. Collier.
1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Roderfield; E.D. 24-37; taken on 22/23
Apr 1940; Page 755B; Image 25 of 35; Household #183.
Listed as Ann Collier; age 14; born in WV; 8th grade education; attending school; lived in
same place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, James L. Collier.


Jimmie L. Collier

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Roderfield; E.D. 24-37; taken on 22/23
Apr 1940; Page 755B; Image 25 of 35; Household #183.
Listed as Jimmie Collier; age 9; born in WV; 4th grade education; attending school; lived in
same place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, James L. Collier.
2. Social Security Death Index, 1935 - 2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Jimmie L. Collier; born 22 Oct 1931; died 14 Jun 2007; last residence, Spring, Harris Co, TX; card
issued in TX before 1951.


Robert L. McGovern

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1928); Page 300; WV Archives Web Site.
Robert McGovern; age 22; born in Grundy Co, TN; single; miner; living at Twin Branch, WV; son
of Pete and Annie McGovern; married on 30 Aug 1927 at Twin Branch, WV; Jospehine Boyde;
age 17; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; living at Twin Branch, WV; daughter of Joe and
Mattie Boyde.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Roderfield; E.D. 24-37; taken on 22/23
Apr 1940; Page 755B; Image 25 of 35; Household #184.
Listed as Robert McGovern; age 34; born in TN; married; 5th grade education; lived in Davy,
McDowell Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; motorman in coal mine; head of household.
3. FindAGrave. com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 4 Dec 2013.
Robert L. McGovern; born in 1905; died in 1982; buried here; double headstone photo shown with
wife Josephine Boyd McGovern; "FATHER * MOTHER * WED AUG 30, 1927".


Josephine Estell. Boyd

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1928); Page 300; WV Archives Web Site.
Robert McGovern; age 22; born in Grundy Co, TN; single; miner; living at Twin Branch, WV; son
of Pete and Annie McGovern; married on 30 Aug 1927 at Twin Branch, WV; Jospehine Boyde;
age 17; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; living at Twin Branch, WV; daughter of Joe and
Mattie Boyde.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Roderfield; E.D. 24-37; taken on 22/23
Apr 1940; Page 755B; Image 25 of 35; Household #184.
Listed as Josephine McGovern; age 29; born in WV; married; 8th grade education; lived in Davy,
McDowell Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Robert McGovern.
3. United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014; LDS Web Site.
"Deceased
Name Josephine Estelle Boyd Mcgovern
Event Type Obituary
Event Date 11 Sep 2002
Event Place Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Residence Place Twin Branch
Gender Female
Age 91
Birth Date 30 Aug 1911
Birthplace Twin Branch
Death Date 08 Sep 2002
Newspaper News & Observer, The"
3. FindAGrave. com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 4 Dec 2013.
Josephine E. McGovern; born in 1911; died in 2002; buried here; double headstone photo shown with
husband, Robert L. McGovern; "FATHER * MOTHER * WED AUG 30, 1927".


Eli Jones

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Roderfield; E.D. 24-37; taken on 22/23
Apr 1940; Page 755B; Image 25 of 35; Household #186.
Listed as Eli Jones; age 28; born in WV; married; 8th grade education; lived in Princeton, Mercer
Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; brakeman in coal mine; head of household.


Cleo

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Roderfield; E.D. 24-37; taken on 22/23
Apr 1940; Page 755B; Image 25 of 35; Household #186.
Listed as Cleo Jones; age 23; born in WV; married; 3 yrs HS education; lived in Princeton, Mercer
Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Eli Jones.


John Stevens

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Big Sandy; E.D. 24-37; taken on 22/23
Apr 1940; Page 756A; Image 26 of 35; Household #188.
Listed as John Stevens; age 57; born in KY; married; 4th grade education; lived in Hensley,
McDowell Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; laborer for W.P.A.; head of household.


Victoria Boothe

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Big Sandy; E.D. 24-37; taken on 22/23
Apr 1940; Page 756A; Image 26 of 35; Household #188.
Listed as Victoria Stevens; age 58; born in KY; married; 1st grade education; lived in Hensley,
McDowell Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, John Stevens.


Gertrude Stevens

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Big Sandy; E.D. 24-37; taken on 22/23
Apr 1940; Page 756A; Image 26 of 35; Household #188.
Listed as Gertrude Stevens; age 23; born in WV; no education; lived in Hensley, McDowell Co, WV
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, John Stevens.


Thomas Stevens

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Big Sandy; E.D. 24-37; taken on 22/23
Apr 1940; Page 756A; Image 26 of 35; Household #188.
Listed as Thomas Stevens; age 19; born in WV; 6th grade education; lived in Hensley,
McDowell Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, John Stevens.


Simon Swiney

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Big Sandy; E.D. 24-37; taken on 22/23
Apr 1940; Page 756A; Image 26 of 35; Household #189.
Listed as Simon Swiney; age 24; born in KY; married; 7th grade education; lived in Ash Camp,
Pike Co, KY on 1 Apr 1935; loader in coal mine; head of household.
2. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Simon Swiney; born 17 Sep 1913; died 22 Dec 1987; last resdence, Elkhorn City, Pike Co, KY;
SS#401-03-1017; card issued in KY before 1951.


Emma Stapleton

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Big Sandy; E.D. 24-37; taken on 22/23
Apr 1940; Page 756A; Image 26 of 35; Household #189.
Listed as Emma Swiney; age 24; born in KY; married; 4 yrs HS education; lived in Ash Camp,
Pike Co, KY on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Simon Sweeney.


Lloyd H. Swiney

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Big Sandy; E.D. 24-37; taken on 22/23
Apr 1940; Page 756A; Image 26 of 35; Household #189.
Listed as Lloyd Swiney; age 10 mons; born in KY; in household of father, Simon Sweeney.
2. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Lloyd Swiney; born 16 Mar 1939; died 18 May 1997; last residence, Elkhorn City, Pike Co, KY;
SS#406-50-9573; vard issued in KY in 1955.


Grady Swiney

1. KY Death Records, 1911-1955; LDS Web Site.
Master Grady Swiney; died in 1948 at Pikeville, Pike Co, KY; parents, Simon and Emma (Stapleton)
Sweeney.
2. KY Death Records, 1852-1953; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Master Grady Swiney; born 26 Feb 1945 at Praise, KY; son of Simon and Emma (Stapelton)
Swiney; died 16 oct 1948 in Pike Co, KY; father born at Praise, KY; mother born at Hellier, KY.


Ervin Stapleton

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Big Sandy; E.D. 24-37; taken on 22/23
Apr 1940; Page 756A; Image 26 of 35; Household #189.
Listed as Ervin Stapelton; age 21; born in KY; single; 4 yrs HS education; lived in Ash Camp, Pike
Co, KY on 1 Apr 1935; salesman in reatail store; in household of brother-in-law, Simon Sweeney.


Mary Elizabeth Swiney

1. "The News-Messinger"; Fremont, OH; 27 Feb 2012; Newspaper Obit; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"FREMONT: Mary Elizabeth Kinney, 70, of Fremont, died Friday, February 24, 2012, at her home. She was born on June 18, 1941 in West Virginia to Simon and Emma (Stapleton) Swiney.

"A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Mary enjoyed raising her family and working as a homemaker. She is survived by her husband Allen whom she married on March 25, 1961. Also surviving are her children, Chris (Denise) Kinney of New Boston, MI, Vickie Lynn Grunden and James (Crystal) Kinney all of Sandusky and Carol (Jeff) Atzinger of Fremont; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and brothers, Lloyd, Tom, Earl and Donn Swiney.

"Mary is preceded in death by her parents; grandson Michael Ritchie; and brother Grady Swiney.

"Visitation will be Tuesday, February 28, 1-3 p.m. at the Herman-Kinn-Karlovetz Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Fremont where services will begin at 3 p.m...."