McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


James Willie Sampson

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Big Sandy; E.D. 24-37; taken on 25/26
Apr 1940; Page 758A; Image 30 of 35; Household #227.
Listed as John W. Sampson; age 46; born in TN; married; 4th grade education; lived in Laura,
Wise Co, VA on 1 Apr 1935; trackman man in coal mine; head of household.


Stella Viola Hall

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Big Sandy; E.D. 24-37; taken on 25/26
Apr 1940; Page 758B; Image 31 of 35; Household #227.
Listed as Viola Sampson; age 39; born in TN; married; 2nd grade education; lived in Laura,
Wise Co, VA on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, John W. Sampson.


Earl Sampson

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Big Sandy; E.D. 24-37; taken on 25/26
Apr 1940; Page 758B; Image 31 of 35; Household #227.
Listed as Earl Sampson; age 17; born in VA; 5th grade education; lived in Laura, Wise Co, VA on
1 Apr 1935; new worker; in household of father, John W. Sampson.


William "Billy" Sampson

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Big Sandy; E.D. 24-37; taken on 25/26
Apr 1940; Page 758B; Image 31 of 35; Household #227.
Listed as Billy Sampson; age 15; born in VA; 6th grade education; attending school; lived in Laura,
Wise Co, VA on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, John W. Sampson.


Jack Sampson

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Big Sandy; E.D. 24-37; taken on 25/26
Apr 1940; Page 758B; Image 31 of 35; Household #227.
Listed as Jack Sampson; age 13; born in VA; 5th grade education; attending school; lived in Laura,
Wise Co, VA on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, John W. Sampson.


Garvey Sampson

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Big Sandy; E.D. 24-37; taken on 25/26
Apr 1940; Page 758B; Image 31 of 35; Household #227.
Listed as Garvey Sampson; age 12; born in VA; 4th grade education; attending school; lived in Laura,
Wise Co, VA on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, John W. Sampson.


Thelma Sampson

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Big Sandy; E.D. 24-37; taken on 25/26
Apr 1940; Page 758B; Image 31 of 35; Household #227.
Listed as Thelma Sampson; age 8; born in VA; 1st grade education; attending school; lived in
Laura, Wise Co, VA on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, John W. Sampson.


James "Jimmy" Sampson

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Big Sandy; E.D. 24-37; taken on 25/26
Apr 1940; Page 758B; Image 31 of 35; Household #227.
Listed as Jimmy Sampson; age 6; born in VA; no education; attending school; lived in
Laura, Wise Co, VA on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, John W. Sampson.


Frances Sampson

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Big Sandy; E.D. 24-37; taken on 25/26
Apr 1940; Page 758B; Image 31 of 35; Household #227.
Listed as Frances Sampson; age 2; born in WV; in household of father, John W. Sampson.


John Franklin Hamby

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Big Sandy; E.D. 24-37; taken on 25/26
Apr 1940; Page 758B; Image 31 of 35; Household #228.
Listed as John Hamby; age 39; born in TN; married; 4th grade education; lived in Browns Creek
McDowell Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; loads coal in mine; head of household.


Jennie McGlamery

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Big Sandy; E.D. 24-37; taken on 25/26
Apr 1940; Page 758B; Image 31 of 35; Household #228.
Listed as Jennie Hamby; age 36; born in VA; married; 2nd grade education; lived in Browns Creek
McDowell Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, John Hamby.


Stella Hamby

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Big Sandy; E.D. 24-37; taken on 25/26
Apr 1940; Page 758B; Image 31 of 35; Household #228.
Listed as Stella Hamby; age 13; born in WV; 5th grade education; attending school; lived in
Browns Creek (District), McDowell Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, John Hamby.


Everett Hamby

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Big Sandy; E.D. 24-37; taken on 25/26
Apr 1940; Page 758B; Image 31 of 35; Household #228.
Listed as Everett Hamby; age 9; born in WV; 2nd grade education; attending school; lived in
Browns Creek (District), McDowell Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, John Hamby.


Lorrine Hamby

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Big Sandy; E.D. 24-37; taken on 25/26
Apr 1940; Page 758B; Image 31 of 35; Household #228.
Listed as Lorrine Hamby; age 6; born in WV; no education; not attending school; lived in
Browns Creek (District), McDowell Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, John Hamby.


Billy Joe Hamby

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Big Sandy; E.D. 24-37; taken on 25/26
Apr 1940; Page 758B; Image 31 of 35; Household #228.
Listed as Billy Joe Hamby; age 3; born in WV; in household of father, John Hamby.


Ralph Hamby

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Big Sandy; E.D. 24-37; taken on 25/26
Apr 1940; Page 758B; Image 31 of 35; Household #228.
Listed as Ralph Hamby; age 1; born in WV; in household of father, John Hamby.


Elisha D. Ernest

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Elkhorn District; Switchback; taken on 5/6 Feb 1920; Page 100B;
Image 23 of 45; Family #236/237.
Listed as Elisha D. Earnest; age 26; born in NC; married; laborer in coal mine; head of household.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Hensley; taken on 11 Apr 1930; Page
55A; Image 39 of 57; Family #348.
Listed as Elisha Earnest; age 37; born in NC; married at 18; laborer in coal mine; head of household.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #7553; WV Archives Web Site.
Elisha D. Ernest; age 44 yrs, 1 mon, 17 days; born 27 Mar 1893 at Kings Creek, NC; married;
husband of Sadie Carlton; living at Big Sandy, WV; trackman in coal mine; son of T.D. and Martha
V. (Greer) Ernest; died 14 May 1937 at Hemphill, WV; crushed by slate fall in mine; buried; 16
May 1937 at Roderfield, WV; informant, Atha Ernest, Hemphill, WV.


Sadie Wilmeth Carlton

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Elkhorn District; Switchback; taken on 5/6 Feb 1920; Page 100B;
Image 23 of 45; Family #236/237.
Listed as Sadie Earnest; age 26; born in VA; married; in household of husband, Elisha D. Earnest.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Hensley; taken on 11 Apr 1930; Page
55A; Image 39 of 57; Family #348.
Listed as Sadie Earnest; age 37; born in VA; married at 18; in household of husband, Elisha
Ernest.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Big Sandy; E.D. 24-37; taken on 25/26
Apr 1940; Page 758B; Image 31 of 35; Household #229.
Listed as Sadie Ernest; age 46; born in WV; widow; 4th grade education; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; head of household.
4. NC Death Indexes, 1908-2004; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Sadie Wilmeth Ernest; age 94; born 16 Jun 1894; widow; living in Lenoir, Caldwell Co, NC; father's
last name, Carlton; SS#239-40-5187; died 2 Nov 1988 in the general hospital at Hickory, Catawba
Co, NC; buried in NC
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Little Rock Baptich Church Cemetery, Boomer, Wilkes Co, NC; submitted
by Armantia; 19 Jun 2008.
Sadie W. Ernest; born 16 Jun 1893 (sic, 1894); died 2 Nov 1988; buried here; "Beloved Mother";
headstone shown.


Phillip C. Ernest

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Elkhorn District; Switchback; taken on 5/6 Feb 1920; Page 100B;
Image 23 of 45; Family #236/237.
Listed as Phillip C. Earnest; age 4 yrs, 1 mon; born in NC; in household of father, Elisha Ernest.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Hensley; taken on 11 Apr 1930; Page
55A; Image 39 of 57; Family #348.
Listed as Phillip Earnest; age 14; born in NC; in household of father, Elisha Ernest.


William "Bill" Ernest

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Hensley; taken on 11 Apr 1930; Page
55A; Image 39 of 57; Family #348.
Listed as Billie Earnest; age 10; born in WV; in household of father, Elisha Ernest.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Big Sandy; E.D. 24-37; taken on 25/26
Apr 1940; Page 758B; Image 31 of 35; Household #229.
Listed as Bill Ernest; age 19; born in WV; 9th grade education; lived in same place on 1 Apr 1935;
new worker; in household of mother, Sadie W. Carlton Ernest.


Lillian Ernest

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Hensley; taken on 11 Apr 1930; Page
55A; Image 39 of 57; Family #348.
Listed as Lillian Earnest; age 7; born in VA; in household of father, Elisha Ernest.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Big Sandy; E.D. 24-37; taken on 25/26
Apr 1940; Page 758B; Image 31 of 35; Household #229.
Listed as Lillian Ernest; age 17; born in VA; 7th grade education; attending school; lived in same
place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of mother, Sadie W. Carlton Ernest.


Thomas Ernest

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Hensley; taken on 11 Apr 1930; Page
55A; Image 39 of 57; Family #348.
Listed as Thomas Earnest; age 5; born in VA; in household of father, Elisha Ernest.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Big Sandy; E.D. 24-37; taken on 25/26
Apr 1940; Page 758B; Image 31 of 35; Household #229.
Listed as Thomas Ernest; age 14; born in VA; 6th grade education; attending school; lived in same
place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of mother, Sadie W. Carlton Ernest.


Betty L. Ernest

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Hensley; taken on 11 Apr 1930; Page
55A; Image 39 of 57; Family #348.
Listed as Betty L. Earnest; age 2 yrs, 8 mons; born in VA; in household of father, Elisha Ernest.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Big Sandy; E.D. 24-37; taken on 25/26
Apr 1940; Page 758B; Image 31 of 35; Household #229.
Listed as Betty Ernest; age 11; born in WV; 5th grade education; attending school; lived in same
place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of mother, Sadie W. Carlton Ernest.


Dickie Ernest

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Big Sandy; E.D. 24-37; taken on 25/26
Apr 1940; Page 758B; Image 31 of 35; Household #229.
Listed as Dickie Ernest; age 9; born in WV; 2nd grade education; attending school; lived in same
place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of mother, Sadie W. Carlton Ernest.


Volly V. Hurt

1. 1930 Census; McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Welch; taken on 8 Apr 1930; Page 256A;
Image 20 of 21; Family #140/188.
Listed as Vall Hurt; age 4 yrs. 10 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Leonard C. Hurt.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol#__(1947); Page 85; WV Archives Web Site.
Volly Hurt; age 21; born and living at Hemphill, WV; single; married on 16 Jun 1947 at Hemphill,
WV; Gladys Sizemore; age 18; born at Pineville, WV; single; living at Hemphill, WV; with consent
of Thornsbury Lester, guardian and brother-in-law of Gladys Sizemore.
3. US Public Records Index, Vol 1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Volly V. Hurt; born 28 Jun 1925; living at PO Box 22, Pageton, WV 24871 in 1987.
4. US Public Records Index, Vol 2; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Volly Hurt; born 28 Jun 1925; living at General Delivery, Pageton, WV 24871.
5. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Volly Hurt; born 28 Jun 1925; died in Mar 1986; last residence, Pageton, McDowell Co, WV;
SS#233-34-9476; card issued in WV before 1951.


Gladys Marie Sizemore

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Center District, taken on 2 Apr 1930, page 155B, Famil #9.
Listed as Gladys Sizemore, age 1, born in WV, in household of father, Franklin Sizemore.
2. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Center District; E.D. 55-6; taken on 10 May 1940; Page 138A;
Image 57 of 64; Household #454.
Listed as Gladys Sizemore; age 11; born in WV; 1st grade education; attending school; lived in
same house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of mother, Emily Allen Sizemore.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol#__(1947); Page 85; WV Archives Web Site.
Volly Hurt; age 21; born and living at Hemphill, WV; single; married on 16 Jun 1947 at Hemphill,
WV; Gladys Sizemore; age 18; born at Pineville, WV; single; living at Hemphill, WV; with consent
of Thornsbury Lester, guardian and brother-in-law of Gladys Sizemore.
4. US Public Records Index, Vol 2; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Gladys M. Hurt; born 22 Mar 1929; living at General Delivery, Pageton, WV 24871.


John Willard Sizemore

1. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Center District; E.D. 55-6; taken on 10 May 1940; Page 138A;
Image 57 of 64; Household #454.
Listed as Willard Sizemore; age 1; born in WV; in household of mother, Emily Allen Sizemore.


Mack Chester Knuckles Jr

1. US Public Records Index, Vol #2; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Mack C. Knuckles; born 16 Aug 1949; living at PO Box 109, Northfork, WV 24868.


Pamela Kay Flanagan

1. "Bluefield Daily Telegraph"; Bluefield, WV; 5 Oct 2007; Newspaper Obit; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"MONTCALM ? Pamela Kay Flanagan Knuckles, 49, of P.O. Box 314, Montcalm, WV 24737, went to be with the Lord Tuesday evening (Oct. 2, 2007) at Princeton Community Hospital after a long illness.
Born March 9, 1958 in Parkersburg, she was the daughter of the late Creed Flanagan and Marie Carter Flanagan. She attended school in Ritchie County, was affiliated with the Church of God faith, was a homemaker, and had resided in Montcalm for the past 10 years.

"Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Harry and Hazel Flanagan, and maternal grandparents, Richard and Ruth Carter.

"Left to cherish her memories: Her husband, Mack Knuckles of the home; three sons, Michael Knuckles and wife Nicole of Princeton, Jason Knuckles of Bluewell, David Knuckles of Bluewell; stepmother, Carol Flanagan of St. Mary?s; one sister, Tammy Poling and husband Steve of St. Mary?s; three brothers, Rick Flanagan and wife Sandy of Davisville, Gary Flanagan and wife Jill of Williamstown, Roger Flanagan of Harrisville; several nieces and nephews.

"Funeral services will be held Friday (Oct. 5, 2007) at 1:00 p.m. at the Widener Funeral Home Chapel, Northfork, with the Rev. Ronald Miller officiating. Burial will follow at the Woodlawn Memorial Park, Bluewell..."


Troy Lee Knuckles

1. US Public Records Index, Vol #2; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Troy L. Knuckles; born 13 Oct 1951; living at PO Box 3590, Bluefield, WV 24701.
2. US Public Records Index; LDS Web Site.
Troy Lee Knuckles; born 13 Oct 1951; living at RR #1, Box 1, Bluefield, WV on 26 May 2005.


Anita Christine Mowdy

1. US Public Records Index; LDS Web Site.
Anita Christine Knuckles; born 3 Dec 1958; living at RR #2, Box 5, Bluefield, WV on 1 Nov 2005.


Dewey Knuckles

1. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Barkers Ridge District, taken on 29 Apr 1910,
Page 199B, Image 10 of 37; Family #70/70.
Listed as Dewey Knuckles, age 1yr, 8 months, born in WV, in household of father, Arvid Knuckles.
2. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Barkers Ridge District; taken on 2 Jan 1920; Page 146B;
Family #13/13.
Listed as Dewey Knuckles; age 10; born in WV; in household of Floyd W. Mitchem.; with
parents.
3. "Bluefield Daily Telegraph"; Bluefield, WV; 13 Oct 1936; Page 6; Newspapers.com Web Site.
"... Dewey Knuckles, 30, of Kimball, was seriously injured when struck by an automobile Sunday
night on the highway near Kimball. John Shodak, of Superior, a Welch high school football player,
was the driver of the automobile.

"Knuckles suffered injuries in his head and a broken right leg. He was taken to Stevens Clinic for
treatment.

"No charges were placed against young Shodak. He said he was following another automobile and
Knuckles stepped into the road in front of his car...."


Mack Chester Knuckles Sr

1. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Barkers Ridge District, taken on 29 Apr 1910,
Page 199B, Image 10 of 37; Family #70/70.
Listed as Mac Knuckles, age 7, born in WV, in household of father, Arvid Knuckles.
2. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Barkers Ridge District; taken on 2 Jan 1920; Page 146B;
Family #13/13.
Listed as Mack Knuckles; age 15; born in WV; in household of Floyd W. Mitchem, with parents.
3. "Bluefield Daily Telegraph"; Bluefield, WV; 29 May 1925; Page 20; Newspapers.com Web Site.
"A. B. Knuckles, Roy and Mack Knuckles who were arrested Wednesday charged with operating a still, were given a hearing before Commissioner A J Hearn yesterday. They were held for the US District Court June term at Bluefield, under bond in the sum of $2,500. each. The trio were arrested in Wyoming County on the White Oak Fork on Pinnacle Creek. A forty-five gallon still and 250 gallons of mash was destroyed along with a large amount of other equipment. The officers making the raid were Federal Agents Taylor and Lambert and State officers Watskins and Ferguson"
4. 1930 Census, Raleigh Co, WV; Town District; Raleigh County Jail; taken on 6 Apr 1930; Page 33A;
Image 14 of 58; Famil #135A.
Listed as Mack Knuckles; age 24; born in WV; married at 20; coal miner; "term" 23 days.
5. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Vivian; E.D. 24-45; taken on 15 Apr 1940;
Page 880B; Image 30 of 34; Household #269.
Listed as Mac Knuckles; age 35; born in WV; married; 6th grade education; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; loader in coal mine; in household of father, Arvid B. Knuckles.
6. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1942); Page 396; WV Archives Web Site.
Mack Chester Knuckles; age 40; born in WV; divorced; living at Capels, WV; was issued a license
to marry on 18 Jun 1942 in McDowell Co, WV; Emily Allen; age 30; born and living at Capels, WV;
widow; no return by a minister.
7. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1961); Page 304; WV Archives Web Site.
Mack Chester Knuckles; age 63; born in Wyoming Co, WV; divorced; living at Pageton, WV;
married on 7 Aug 1961 at Roderfield, WV; Emily AllenSizemore; age 50; born in Capels, WV;
widow; living at Pageton, WV.
8. Social Security Death Index; LDS Web Site.
Mack Knuckles; born 25 Feb 1903; died in Oct 1981; last residence, McDowell Co, WV;
SS#236-09-1027; card issued in WV.
9. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Beverly Aker; 29 Jan 2018.
" Mack Chester Knuckles Sr.
Birth 25 Feb 1903
Bottom Creek, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 19 Oct 1981 (aged 78)
Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Mitchem Cemetery
Keystone, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 186958132"

Additional Information Posted:
"Funeral services for Mack Chester Knuckles, 81, of Pageton, formerly of Worth, who died Monday, October 19, 1981 in a Bluefield hospital after a long illness, will be conducted Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Church of God in Northfork.

"Rev. Bill Quesenberry and Rev. T. L. Sizemore will officiate at the services.
Burial will be in Mitchem Cemetery on Burke Mountain.

"Born at Bottom Creek, he was a son of the late Arvid Ben and Rennie Mitchem Knuckles.

"He was a lifelong resident of McDowell County and a member of the Baptist faith.

"Survivors incude his wife, Mrs. Emily Allen Knuckles; six sons, Willis Sizemore of Noblesville, Ind., Clarence Sizemore of Duhring, Howard Sizemore of Elkhorn, John Willard Sizemore of Crumpler, Mack Knuckles, Jr. of Pageton and Troy Knuckles of Keystone; eight daughters, Mrs. Volley (Gladys) Hurt of Pageton, Mrs. Matt (Pansy) Marshall of Philadelphia, Pa., Mrs. Kenneth (Betty) McKaughan of Spencer and Mrs. Ronald (Mary) Brown of Pageton, Mrs. Robert (Elizabeth) Sexton of Bluewell, Mrs. Bryant (Linda) Sanderson of Richlands, N.C. , Mrs. Arba (Barbara) Lambert of Worth and Mrs. Sylvia Workman of Keystone; two brothers, Luther Knuckles of Cleveland, Ohio and Roy Knuckles of Kimball; two sisters, Til Lester of Mt. Airy, N.C. and Mary DeFragio of Chicago, ILL.; 47 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

"He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.

"Pallbearers: Jerry Tilley, Rick Hart, Alex Rose, David Christian, Junior Workman, Charles Leach, Scottie Sizemore and Gary Sizemore.

"Friends may call at the church today from 6 to 10 p.m."


Louise

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Vivian; E.D. 24-45; taken on 15 Apr 1940;
Page 880B; Image 30 of 34; Household #269.
Listed as Louise Knuckles; age 44; born in WV; married; no education; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father-in-law, Arvid B. Knuckles.


Mack Chester Knuckles Sr

1. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Barkers Ridge District, taken on 29 Apr 1910,
Page 199B, Image 10 of 37; Family #70/70.
Listed as Mac Knuckles, age 7, born in WV, in household of father, Arvid Knuckles.
2. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Barkers Ridge District; taken on 2 Jan 1920; Page 146B;
Family #13/13.
Listed as Mack Knuckles; age 15; born in WV; in household of Floyd W. Mitchem, with parents.
3. "Bluefield Daily Telegraph"; Bluefield, WV; 29 May 1925; Page 20; Newspapers.com Web Site.
"A. B. Knuckles, Roy and Mack Knuckles who were arrested Wednesday charged with operating a still, were given a hearing before Commissioner A J Hearn yesterday. They were held for the US District Court June term at Bluefield, under bond in the sum of $2,500. each. The trio were arrested in Wyoming County on the White Oak Fork on Pinnacle Creek. A forty-five gallon still and 250 gallons of mash was destroyed along with a large amount of other equipment. The officers making the raid were Federal Agents Taylor and Lambert and State officers Watskins and Ferguson"
4. 1930 Census, Raleigh Co, WV; Town District; Raleigh County Jail; taken on 6 Apr 1930; Page 33A;
Image 14 of 58; Famil #135A.
Listed as Mack Knuckles; age 24; born in WV; married at 20; coal miner; "term" 23 days.
5. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Vivian; E.D. 24-45; taken on 15 Apr 1940;
Page 880B; Image 30 of 34; Household #269.
Listed as Mac Knuckles; age 35; born in WV; married; 6th grade education; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; loader in coal mine; in household of father, Arvid B. Knuckles.
6. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1942); Page 396; WV Archives Web Site.
Mack Chester Knuckles; age 40; born in WV; divorced; living at Capels, WV; was issued a license
to marry on 18 Jun 1942 in McDowell Co, WV; Emily Allen; age 30; born and living at Capels, WV;
widow; no return by a minister.
7. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1961); Page 304; WV Archives Web Site.
Mack Chester Knuckles; age 63; born in Wyoming Co, WV; divorced; living at Pageton, WV;
married on 7 Aug 1961 at Roderfield, WV; Emily AllenSizemore; age 50; born in Capels, WV;
widow; living at Pageton, WV.
8. Social Security Death Index; LDS Web Site.
Mack Knuckles; born 25 Feb 1903; died in Oct 1981; last residence, McDowell Co, WV;
SS#236-09-1027; card issued in WV.
9. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Beverly Aker; 29 Jan 2018.
" Mack Chester Knuckles Sr.
Birth 25 Feb 1903
Bottom Creek, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 19 Oct 1981 (aged 78)
Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Mitchem Cemetery
Keystone, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 186958132"

Additional Information Posted:
"Funeral services for Mack Chester Knuckles, 81, of Pageton, formerly of Worth, who died Monday, October 19, 1981 in a Bluefield hospital after a long illness, will be conducted Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Church of God in Northfork.

"Rev. Bill Quesenberry and Rev. T. L. Sizemore will officiate at the services.
Burial will be in Mitchem Cemetery on Burke Mountain.

"Born at Bottom Creek, he was a son of the late Arvid Ben and Rennie Mitchem Knuckles.

"He was a lifelong resident of McDowell County and a member of the Baptist faith.

"Survivors incude his wife, Mrs. Emily Allen Knuckles; six sons, Willis Sizemore of Noblesville, Ind., Clarence Sizemore of Duhring, Howard Sizemore of Elkhorn, John Willard Sizemore of Crumpler, Mack Knuckles, Jr. of Pageton and Troy Knuckles of Keystone; eight daughters, Mrs. Volley (Gladys) Hurt of Pageton, Mrs. Matt (Pansy) Marshall of Philadelphia, Pa., Mrs. Kenneth (Betty) McKaughan of Spencer and Mrs. Ronald (Mary) Brown of Pageton, Mrs. Robert (Elizabeth) Sexton of Bluewell, Mrs. Bryant (Linda) Sanderson of Richlands, N.C. , Mrs. Arba (Barbara) Lambert of Worth and Mrs. Sylvia Workman of Keystone; two brothers, Luther Knuckles of Cleveland, Ohio and Roy Knuckles of Kimball; two sisters, Til Lester of Mt. Airy, N.C. and Mary DeFragio of Chicago, ILL.; 47 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

"He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.

"Pallbearers: Jerry Tilley, Rick Hart, Alex Rose, David Christian, Junior Workman, Charles Leach, Scottie Sizemore and Gary Sizemore.

"Friends may call at the church today from 6 to 10 p.m."


Emily Allen

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1928); Page 280; WV Archives Web Site.
Frank Sizemore; age 58; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Pineville, WV; married on 20 Apr 1928
at Pineville, WV; Emily Allen; age 17; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living in Pineville, WV.
2. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Center District, taken on 2 Apr 1930, page 155B, Famil #9.
Listed as Emily Sizemore, age 38 (sic, 18), born in WV, married at 16, in household of husband,
Franklin Sizemore.
3. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Center District; E.D. 55-6; taken on 10 May 1940; Page 138A;
Image 57 of 64; Household #454.
Listed as Emily Sizemore; age 29; born in WV; widow; 2nd grade education; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; head of household.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1942); Page 396; WV Archives Web Site.
Mack Chester Knuckles; age 40; born in WV; divorced; living at Capels, WV; was issued a license
to marry on 18 Jun 1942 in McDowell Co, WV; Emily Allen; age 30; born and living at Capels, WV;
widow; no return by a minister.
5. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1961); Page 304; WV Archives Web Site.
Mack Chester Knuckles; age 63; born in Wyoming Co, WV; divorced; living at Pageton, WV;
married on 7 Aug 1961 at Roderfield, WV; Emily AllenSizemore; age 50; born in Capels, WV;
widow; living at Pageton, WV.
6. "Bluefield Daily News"; Bluefield, WV; 12 Nov 2004; Newspaper Obit; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"BLUEFIELD - Emily Allen Knuckles, 93, of Route 5, Box 445, Bluefield (24701), formerly of McDowell County, went to be with the Lord early Tuesday morning, Nov. 9, 2004 at Bluefield Regional Medical Center after a long illness.

"Born June 19, 1911 in Pineville, she was the daughter of the late Delbert Allen and Martha Jane Mullins Allen. She was affiliated with the Holiness faith, had resided in McDowell County most of her life. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

"Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Mack Chester Knuckles in 1980; two sons, Clarence Sizemore and Howard Sizemore; four brothers and one sister.

"Survivors include: Eight daughters, Gladys Hurt of Pageton, Pansey Marshall and husband Matt of Pageton, Betty McKaughan and husband Kenneth of Ripley, Mary Brown and husband Ronald of Lexington, N.C., Elizabeth Sexton and husband Robert of Bluewell, Linda Hess and husband Bill of Bluewell, Barbara Lambert and husband Arbie of Bluefield, Sylvia Perry and husband Everett of Bluewell, with whom she made her home for the past seven years; four sons, Willis Sizemore of Pageton, Willard Sizemore and wife Jetta of Northfork, Mack Knuckles and wife Pam of Bluewell, Troy Knuckles and wife Anita of Brushfork; 53 grandchildren and 86 great grandchildren.

"Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004 at the Maybeury Church of God, Maybeury with the Rev. Ronald Miller and the Rev. Dolly Sexton officiating. Burial will follow at the Woodlawn Memorial Park, Bluewell...."