McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families

Notes


William G. Cantrell

1. Mingo Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1917); Page 226; WV Archives Web Site.
W.G. Cantrell; age 18; born in Pike Co, KY; single; teacher; living at Williamson, WV;
son of R. L. and Mary Cantrell; married on 28 Oct 1917 at Hale, WV; Corda Evans;
age 16; born in Mingo Co, WV; single; daughter of M/M H. Evans.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Panther; taken on 5 Apr 1930;
Page 177A; Image 9 of 56; Family #93/93.
Listed as W.G. Cantrell; age 30; born in WV (sic, KY); married at 18; bookeeper for
Griffith Lumber Co, head of household.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District, Welch; E.D. 24-29; taken on 12/16
Apr 1940; Page 579B; Image 19 of 91; Household #206.
Listed as William G. Cantrell; age 40; born in WV (sic, KY) married; 4 yrs college education;
lived in Panther, WV on 1 Apr 1935; bookeeper for timber company; head of household.


Corda Evans

1. Mingo Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1917); Page 226; WV Archives Web Site.
W.G. Cantrell; age 18; born in Pike Co, KY; single; teacher; living at Williamson, WV;
son of R. L. and Mary Cantrell; married on 28 Oct 1917 at Hale, WV; Corda Evans;
age 16; born in Mingo Co, WV; single; daughter of M/M H. Evans.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Panther; taken on 5 Apr 1930;
Page 177A; Image 9 of 56; Family #93/93.
Listed as Corda Cantrell; age 29; born in WV; married at 17; in household of husband,
W. G. Cantrell.


Jack Cantrell

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Panther; taken on 5 Apr 1930;
Page 177A; Image 9 of 56; Family #93/93.
Listed as Jack Cantrell; age 8; born in WV; in household of father, W. G. Cantrell.


Earl Cantrell

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Panther; taken on 5 Apr 1930;
Page 177A; Image 9 of 56; Family #93/93.
Listed as Earl Cantrell; age 1 yr, 6 mons; born in WV; in household of father, W. G. Cantrell.


Lawrence Roy Spence

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Hensley; taken on 12 Apr 1930; Page 57A ;
Image 43 of 57; Family #373/371.
Listed as Lawrence R. Spence; age 40; born in KY; married at 30; laborer in coal mine; head of
household.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Coalwood-Six; E.D. 24-17; taken on 6 May 1940;
Page 331A; Image 23 of 64; Household #200.
Listed as Lawrence Spence; age 42; born in WV; married; 5th grade education; lived in McDowell Co,
WV on 1 Apr 1935; electrician in coal mine; head of household.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Blankenship/Blevins Cemetery, Iaeger, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by Sue Blevins
Kovack; 16 Jun 2009.
Lawrence Roy Blevins Spence; born 20 Apr 1889; died 20 Apr 1964; buried here; headstone photo shown.


Murley Ellen Blevins

1. 1910 Census; McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 22 Apr 1910; Page 82A; Image 7 of 31;
Family #66/67.
Listed as Murley E. Blevins; age 5; born in WV; in household of father, Robert B. Blevins.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 15 Mar 1920; Page 247B; Image 25 of 35;
Family #249/253.
Listed as Ellen Blevins; age 15; born in WV; in household of father, Robert B. Blevins.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1921); Page 383; WV Archives Web Site.
Alex Canteral; age 26; born in McDowell Co, WV (sic, Buchanan Co, VA); single; miner; living at Iaeger, WV;
son of Wilson and Vicy; married on 29 Jul 1921 at Avondale, WV; Ellen Blevins; age 17; born in McDowell
Co, WV; single; daughter of Robert and M.N.
4. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Hensley; taken on 12 Apr 1930; Page 57A ;
Image 43 of 57; Family #373/371.
Listed as Ellen Spence; age 38 (sic?); born in WV; married at 35; in household of husband, Lawrence R.
Spence.
5. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Coalwood-Six; E.D. 24-17; taken on 6 May 1940;
Page 331A; Image 23 of 64; Household #200.
Listed as Ellen Spence; age 36; born in WV; married; 5th grade education; lived in McDowell Co,
WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Lawrence R. Spence.
6. Social Security Death Index; LDS Web Site.
Ellen Spence; born 12 Mar 1904; died in Dec 1967; SS#235-36-8261; card issued in WV.
7. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'67 019126; WV Archives Web Site.
Ellen Spence; age 63; born 11 Mar 1904 in McDowell Co, WV; widow; living at Coalwood, WV; daughter of
Robert and Mary (Steele) Blevins; died 26 Dec 1967 in Stevens Clinic, Welch, WV; from carcinoma of ileocecal
region; buried 28 Dec 1967 in Blevins Cemetery, Avondale, WV; informant, Tilda Johnson, Coalwood, WV.
8. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Blankenship/Blevins Cemetery, Iaeger, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by Sue Blevins
Kovack; 16 Jun 2009.
Ellen Blevins Spence; born 11 Mar 1904; died 26 dec 1967; buried here; headstone photo shown.


Viola Spence

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Hensley; taken on 12 Apr 1930; Page 57A ;
Image 43 of 57; Family #373/371.
Listed as Viola Spence; age 9; born in WV; in household of father, Lawrence R. Spence.


Matilda Mae "Tilda" Blevins

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 15 Mar 1920; Page 247B; Image 25 of 35;
Family #249/253.
Listed as Tilda Blevins; age 9; born in WV; in household of father, Robert B. Blevins.


Nathaniel Orbin Blevins

1. 1910 Census; McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 22 Apr 1910; Page 82A; Image 7 of 31;
Family #66/67.
Listed as Nathaniel O. Blevins; age 9; born in WV; in household of father, Robert B. Blevins.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 15 Mar 1920; Page 247B; Image 25 of 35;
Family #249/253.
Listed as Orbin Blevins; age 19; born in WV; in household of father, Robert B. Blevins.
(Marked thru, may have been away from this household)
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Blankenship/Blevins Cemetery, Iaeger, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by Sue Blevins
Kovack; 16 Jun 2009.
N. Orbin Blevins; born 10 Jul 1897; died in 1955 in McDowell Co, WV; buried here; double headstone photo
with wife, Martha J, shown.


Martha J.

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Blankenship/Blevins Cemetery, Iaeger, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by Sue Blevins
Kovack; 16 Jun 2009.
Martha J. Blevins; born in 1904; died in 1964; buried here; double headstone with husband, Nathaniel, photo
shown.


Leck Blevins Sr

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 15 Mar 1920; Page 247B; Image 25 of 35;
Family #249/253.
Listed as Leck Blevins; age 7; born in WV; in household of father, Robert B. Blevins.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage records; Vol #__(1935); Page 182; WV Archives Web Site.
Leck Blevins; age 23; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Avondale, WV; son of Robert and Nicctie;
married on 2 Apr 1935 at Avondale, WV; Marie Samson; age 19; born in Pike Co, KY; single; daughter of Tom
and Nellie.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Blankenship/Blevins Cemetery, Iaeger, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by Sue Blevins
Kovack; 16 Jun 2009.
Leck Blevins; born 11 Mar 1912; died 2 Jan 1982; buried here; headstone photo shown.


Bookie Marie Sansom

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage records; Vol #__(1935); Page 182; WV Archives Web Site.
Leck Blevins; age 23; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Avondale, WV; son of Robert and Nicctie;
married on 2 Apr 1935 at Avondale, WV; Marie Samson; age 19; born in Pike Co, KY; single; daughter of Tom
and Nellie.
2. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Bookie Marie Blevins, 94, of Ritter Hollow near Avondale, WV, passed away of natural causes, at her home Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 6:20 a.m.

"Marie was born March 31, 1918, in Pike County, KY. She was married in 1934 and enjoyed 48 years with her husband. She was a homemaker and a loving wife, mother, and grandmother; she enjoyed watching westerns and the news, and liked to tell stories about the “Good Old Days”.

"Those who preceded her in death include her father, Thomas Sansom, her mother, Nellie May Smith, her husband Leck Blevins, three sons, Robert, William Ivan, and Raymond Blevins, three grandsons, William Ivan Blevins, Jr., Robert Blevins, Jr., and Thomas Ray Blevins, a granddaughter, Susan Blevins, three great granddaughters, Stacy, Holly, and Sarah Seabolt, two sisters, Verilie Blankenship and Maxine Jones, three brothers, Arthur and Ed Christian and Ivan Sansom.

"Left behind are five sons, Arland Blevins and wife Gail, Leck Blevins, Jr. and wife Connie , Darrell Blevins and wife Linda, and Carl Blevins and wife Deedra all of Avondale, and Lonnie Blevins and wife Ella of Welch; one daughter, Phyllis Deskins and husband Jerry of Avondale; and one sister, Lodemia Ward of Ohio. Surviving grandchildren include nine grandsons, Allen Blevins, Randall Blevins and wife Selena, Kendall Blevins and wife Carla, Brian Blevins and wife Patty, Kevin Blevins and wife Melinda, Erland Blevins and wife Victoria, Leslie Blevins, Amillio Blevins and wife Kayla, and Anthony Deskins; ten granddaughters, Angela Robbins and husband Richard, Sandra Stinson and husband Russell, Melissa Addair and partner Bobby Roberts, Tonya Reed and husband Mack, Beverly Perry and husband Joey, Pamela Waldron and husband Billy, Shelly Blevins and partner Kenny, Andrea Deskins and partner Dustin, April Wentherford, and Santerra Blevins; also, thirty great grandchildren with one soon to be born, two great-great granddaughters, and one great-great grandson on the way. She is also survived by a very special nephew, Mike Sampson who spent lots of time with her and made her laugh. Marie lived a long life full of happiness, as well as sadness. Her legacy is her family and she will live on through each of them.

"Friends may visit with the family at the Avondale Independent Church of God at Ritter near Avondale, Friday evening, October 5, 2012, from 5 to10 p.m. where an evening service will be conducted at 7 p.m.

"Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, October 6, 2012, at 11 o clock, with Reverend Raymond Rowe and Reverend Granville Mullins officiating at the Avondale Independent Church of God at Ritter near Avondale. Burial will follow in the Blevins Cemetery in Ritter Hollow near Avondale. ..."


Dorothy Blevins

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 15 Mar 1920; Page 247B; Image 25 of 35;
Family #249/253.
Listed as Dorothy Blevins; age 5; born in WV; in household of father, Robert B. Blevins.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Blankenship/Blevins Cemetery, Iaeger, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by Sue Blevins
Kovack; 16 Jun 2009.
Dorothy Blevins Hale; born 12 Mar 1915; died 10 Dec 1993; buried here; headstone photo shown.


Marvin Shreve

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1945); Page 255; WV Archives Web Site.
Marvin Shreve; age 38; born in Raven, VA; single; living at Panther, WV; married on 26 Feb 1945 at War,
WV; Josephine Spence; age 22; born at Coalwood, WV; single; living at Panther, WV.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #12031; WV Archives Web Site.
Marvin Shreve; age 41; born 9 Dec 1906 in Raven, VA; married; husband of Josephine Shreve; age 25;
merchant; living at Krolitz, WV; son of Walter D. and Eliza (Blankenship) Shreve, both born in Tazewell
Co, VA; died 20 Jul 1948 in Grace Hospital, Welch, WV; due to myocardical infarction; buried 22 Jul 1948
in Iaeger memorial, Roderfield, WV.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 11 Dec 2013.
Marvin Shreve; born 9 Dec 1907 (sic, 1906); died 20 Jul 1948; buried here; headstone photo shown;
"OUR LOVED ONE".


Josephine Spence

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Hensley; taken on 12 Apr 1930; Page 57A ;
Image 43 of 57; Family #373/371.
Listed as Josephine Spence; age 8; born in WV; in household of father, Lawrence R. Spence.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Coalwood-Six; E.D. 24-17; taken on 6 May 1940;
Page 331A; Image 23 of 64; Household #200.
Listed as Josephine Spence; age 17; born in WV; 8th grade education; lived in McDowell Co,
WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Lawrence R. Spence.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1945); Page 255; WV Archives Web Site.
Marvin Shreve; age 38; born in Raven, VA; single; living at Panther, WV; married on 26 Feb 1945 at War,
WV; Josephine Spence; age 22; born at Coalwood, WV; single; living at Panther, WV.


Fred Quincy Roberts

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1943); Page 17; WV Archives Web Site.
Fred Quincy Roberts; age 20; born in Panther, WV; single; living at Krolitz, WV; married
on 19 May 1943 at Iaeger, WV; Virginia Lee Spence; age 19; born at Coalwood, WV; single;
living at Krolitz, WV; with consent of Eli Roberts, father of Fred Quincy Roberts; and L.R.
Spence, father of Virginia Lee Spence.


Virginia Lee Spence

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Hensley; taken on 12 Apr 1930; Page 57A ;
Image 43 of 57; Family #373/371.
Listed as Virginia Spence; age 6; born in WV; in household of father, Lawrence R. Spence.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Coalwood-Six; E.D. 24-17; taken on 6 May 1940;
Page 331A; Image 23 of 64; Household #200.
Listed as Virginia Spence; age 17; born in WV; 8th grade education; lived in McDowell Co,
WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Lawrence R. Spence.


William "Bill" Cantrell

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Panther; taken on 7 Apr 1930; Page 179A;
Image 13 of 50; Family #133/133.
Listed as Bill Cantrell; age 24; born in WV; married at 18; cuts timber for saw mill; head of
household.


Hannah

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Panther; taken on 7 Apr 1930; Page 179A;
Image 13 of 50; Family #133/133.
Listed as Hannah Cantrell; age 19; born in WV; married at 15; in household of husband, William
Cantrell.


Andrew "Andy" Cantrell

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Panther; taken on 7 Apr 1930; Page 179A;
Image 13 of 50; Family #133/133.
Listed as Andy Cantrell; age 4; born in WV; in household of father, William Cantrell.


Margaret

1. 1900 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Rock Lick District; taken on 9 Jun 1900; Page 271A; Image
17 of 49; Family #140/141.
Listed as Margaret Church; age 35; born in Sep 1965 in VA; widow; in household of L.M. Mars,
with child, Claricy J., age 10.
2.1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Asco Road Rd; taken on 18 Apr 1930;
Page 79B; Image 30 of 47; Family #263/271.
Listed as Margaret Owens; age 73; born in WV; widow; in household of son-in-law, Henry W.
Cantrell.