McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

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William Henry "Bill" Blevins

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #4628; WV Archives Web Site via LDS Web Site.
William Henry Blevins; age 62; born 22 Jul 1893 in NC; married; miner; living at Coalwood,
WV; SS# 401-03-2818; son of James H. and Rilda (Mitchell) Blevins; died 10 Apr 1956 in Grace
Hospital, Welch, WV; from a cerebral hemorrhage due to hypertensivr cardiovascular disease;
buried 13 Apr 1956 in Iaeger Memorial.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV;
submitted by B. Walls; 25 Feb 2014.
Bill Blevins; born 22 Jul 1893; died 10 Apr 1956; buried here; double headstone photo
shown with wife Myrtle Blevins.


Myrtle Stephens

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'71 008841; WV Archives via LDS Web Site.
Myrtle (NMN) Blevins; age 78; born in KY; widow; housewife; living at Havaco, WV;
daughter of John H. and Emily (Barker) Stephens; died 13 Jun 1971 in Stevens Clinic,
Welch, WV; from Carcinoma of uterus and cervix with metastasis to rectum and bladder;
buried 16 Jun 1971 in Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, WV.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV;
submitted by B. Walls; 25 Feb 2014.
Myrtle Blevins; born 24 Jun 1892; died 13 Jun 1971; buried here; double headstone photo
shown with husband, Bill Blevins.


Robert Franklin "Frank" Blevins Sr

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #15606; WV Archives Web Site.
Robert Franklin Blevins; age 72 yrs, 8 mons, 5 days; born in Ashe Co, NC; married; husband
of Rosie Ellen Blevins, age 70; retired; living at 92 Warden Street, Hemphill, WV; son of unknown
parents; died 10 Nov 1943 in Welch Emergency Hospital, Welch, WV; from myocardial failure;
buried 14 Nov 1943 in Iaeger Memorial, Roderfield, WV; informant, Mrs. R.F. Blevins, Hemphill, WV.


Rosa Ellen Billings

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #17090; WV Archives Web Site.
Rosa Ellen Blevins; age 83; born 19 Oct 1872 in NC; widow; housewife; living at Hemphill, WV;
daughter of William and Malinda (Riffe) Billings; died 30 Oct 1956 in Welch Emergency Hospital,
Welch, WV; from hypostatic pneumonia due to fractured left hip; buried; 2 Nov 1956 in Iaeger
Memorial; informant, W.E. Blevins.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by;
B. Walls; 25 Feb 2014.
Rosa Ellen Blevins; born 19 Oct 1873; died 30 Oct 1956; buried here; headstone photo shown.


Robert Franklin Blevins Jr

1. Raleigh Co, WV; Death Certificate #63 017269; WV Archives Web Site.
Robert Franklin Blevins; age 52; born 1 Apr 1911 in McDowell Co, WV; widowed; construction
worker; SS# 236-01-2012; served in WW II; son of Frank and Evllan (Billings) Blevins; died
25 Nov 1963 in the VA Hospital, Beckley, WV; from carcinoma of stomach with metastasis
to liver and adjoing structures; buried 27 Nov 1963 in Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, WV.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV;
submitted by B. Walls; 25 Feb 2014.
Robert F. Blevins, Jr; born 1 Apr 1911; died 25 Nov 1963; buried here; grave marker photo shown;
"KENTUCKY SGT US ARMY WORLD WAR II BSM-PH.


William Edgar Blevins

1. Mingo Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1924); Page 424; WV Archives Web Site.
Edgar Blevins; age 18; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Borderland, WV;
son of F.C and Ella Blevins; married on 1 Oct 1924 at Nolan, WV; Tishie Harper; age 16;
born in KY; single; daughter of Clarence and Julia Harper.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'73 003960; WV Archives Web Site via LDS Web Site.
William E. Blevins; age 69; born 29 Jan 1904 in WV; married; husband of Tishie Harper; miner;
SS# 236-01-2013T; living at Bradshaw, WV; son of Frank and Rose (Billings) Blevins; died 27 Feb 1973
in Doctors Memorial Hospital, Welch, WV; from hypostatic pneumonia due to cerbrovascular accident;
buried 2 Mar 1973 in Iaeger memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, WV.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by;
B. Walls; 1 Aug 2014.
William Edgar Blevins; born 22 Jan 1906; died 27 Feb 1973; buried here; double headstone photo shown
with wife Tishie Lue Blevins.


Tishie Lue Harper

1. Mingo Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1924); Page 424; WV Archives Web Site.
Edgar Blevins; age 18; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Borderland, WV;
son of F.C and Ella Blevins; married on 1 Oct 1924 at Nolan, WV; Tishie Harper; age 16;
born in KY; single; daughter of Clarence and Julia Harper.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by;
B. Walls; 1 Aug 2014.
Tishie Lue Blevins; born 29 Sep 1909; died 8 Dec 1998; buried here; double headstone photo shown
with husband, William Edgar Blevins.


Joseph Melvin Blizzard

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Hensley; taken on 11 Apr 1930; Page #56A;
Image 41 of 57; Family #357/375.
Listed as Melvin Blizzard; age 6; born in WV; in household of father, William M. Blizzard.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1945); Page 120; WV Archives Web Site.
Joseph Melvin Blizzard; age 22; born at Davy, WV; single; living at Premier, WV; married on 4 Aug 1945
at Welch, WV; Frances Rotetter Fly; age 18; born at Premier; single; living at Roderfield, WV; with consent
of Mrs Roy Fly, mother of Frances Royetter Fly.
3. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 2; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Joseph M Blizzard
Birth Date: 21 Jul 1923
Address: 56 Hobart St, Welch, WV, 24801"
4. U.S., Navy Casualties Books, 1776-1941; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Joseph M Blizzard
Residence Place: West Virginia, USA
Branch of Service: US Navy
Mother: Carrie Blizzard
Volume Title: Combat Naval Casualties, World War II..."
5. World War II Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Casualties, 1941-1945; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Joseph M Blizzard
Relative Name: Mrs. Carrie Blizzard
Relative Relationship: Mother
State: West Virginia
Country: United States
Type of Casualty: Wounded In Action"
6. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007: Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Melvin Joseph Blizzard
[Melvin Blizzard]
SSN: 234325584
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 21 Jul 1923
Birth Place: Davy McDowel, West Virginia
Death Date: May 1977
Father: William M Blizzard
Mother: Carrie Withrow
Type of Claim: Original SSN.
Notes: Sep 1941: Name listed as MELVIN JOSEPH BLIZZARD; 04 Jan 1988: Name listed as MELVIN BLIZZARD"
7. U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Melvin Blizzard
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 23 Jul 1923
Death Date: 20 May 1977
SSN: 234325584
Enlistment Date 1: 28 Aug 1942
Release Date 1: 20 Mar 1945"
8. 16 Feb 2017 e-mail; txblizzard93.
"...The headstone of Joseph Blizzard has his military information documented incorrectly. Joseph Blizzard was a United States Marine Reserve that was activated during WWII. He was a PFC when his unit Charlie Co, 123rd landed in Saipan. He was wounded in action Jun 19, 1944. The medical Ship manifest show that he was listed as CPL while aboard. CPL Blizzard was also award a Purple Heart...."
",,,Joe was sent to the Ashford Gen Hospital in WV for rehabilitation. We are assuming this is where Joe and Frances met as she was also assigned to the same hospital upon her enlistment...."
9. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by;
B. Walls; 25 Dec 2013; personal photos added by Txkulbreez.
Joseph Melvin Blizzard; born 2 (sic, 21) Jul 1923; died 20 May 1977; buried here; headstone photo shown; "PVT
US ARMY WORLD WARD II".
(Inscription is incorrect. He was a Marine)
"Joseph Melvin Blizzard is my husbands father. I am not sure who requested his headstone, but the information is incorrect and we are looking into have it corrected. I have the documentation that he was a Marine. He was a member of C Co, 1st Battalion 23rd Marines. On May 29, 1944, they set sail for Saipan. In Saipan on Jun 19th he was wounded (gunshot) in the head and returned to the US on the USS Solace. On the Navy muster roll he was listed as CPL Blizzard, Joseph M. Could you please make a note of his Military information for anyone who looks it up. Thanks
Info from Txblizzard93"


Frances Royetter Fly

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier Mining Village; taken on 9 Apr
1930; Page 235B; Image 10 of 35; Family #70/70.
Listed as Francis R. Fly; age 2 yrs, 5 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Frank R. Fly.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1942); Page 470; WV Archives Web Site.
Glenn Jones; age 21; born in TN; single; living at Coalwood, WV; married on 30 Jul 1942 at Davy, WV;
Frances Fly; age 18; born in Premier, WV; single; living at Roderfield, WV.
3. U.S., World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946: Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Frances R Fly
Birth Year: 1923
Race: White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: West Virginia
State of Residence: West Virginia

Enlistment Date: 31 Jan 1945
Enlistment State: West Virginia
Enlistment City: Ashford Gen Hosp
Branch Code: Womens Army Corps
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Component: Womens Army Corps
Source: Civil Life

Education: 2 years of high school
Civil Occupation: Unskilled miscellaneous occupations, n.e.c.
Marital Status: Divorced, without dependents..."
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1945); Page 120; WV Archives Web Site.
Joseph Melvin Blizzard; age 22; born at Davy, WV; single; living at Premier, WV; married on 4 Aug 1945
at Welch, WV; Frances Rotetter Fly; age 18; born at Premier; single; living at Roderfield, WV; with consent
of Mrs Roy Fly, mother of Frances Royetter Fly.


Thomas Jefferson Boaz Jr

1. 1870 Census, Stokes Co, NC; Quakers Gap Township; Martins Lime Kiln PO; taken on 21 Oct 1870;
Page 196B; Image 38 of 44; Family #272/274.
Listed as Thomas J. Bose; age 8; born in VA; in household of father, Thomas J. Boaz, Sr.
2. 1900 Census, Stokes Co, NC; Quakers Gap Township; taken on 12 Jun 1900; Page 103B; Image 14 of 45;
Family #113/114.
Listed as T.J. Boaz, Jr; age 38; born in Apr 1862 in VA; married 19 yrs; farmer; head of household.
3. 1910 Census, Bath Co, KY; District; White Sulphur Pricinct; taken abt 15 Apr 1910; Page 225B; Image 2 of
28; Family #11/11.
Listed as Tamas J. Boaze; age 48; born in VA; married once for 29 yrs; farm laborer; head of household.
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 24 Feb 2014.
Thomas J. Boaz; born in 1862; died in 1940; buried here; grave marker photo shown.


Susan Victoria Lawson

1. 1900 Census, Stokes Co, NC; Quakers Gap Township; taken on 12 Jun 1900; Page 103B; Image 14 of 45;
Family #113/114.
Listed as Susan Boaz; age 38; born in Apr 1862 in NC; married 19 yrs; 8 children, 7 living; in household
of husband, Thomas J. Boaz, Jr.
2. 1910 Census, Bath Co, KY; District; White Sulphur Pricinct; taken abt 15 Apr 1910; Page 225B; Image 2 of
28; Family #11/11.
Listed as Susan V. Boaz; age 48; born in NC; married once for 29 yrs; 8 children, 7 living; in household
of husband, Thomas J. Boaz, Jr.


Victoria Boaz

1. 1900 Census, Stokes Co, NC; Quakers Gap Township; taken on 12 Jun 1900; Page 103B; Image 14 of 45;
Family #113/114.
Listed as Victoria Boaz; age 18; born in Dec 1881 in NC; in household of father, Thomas J. Boaz, Jr.


Dixon Boaz

1. 1900 Census, Stokes Co, NC; Quakers Gap Township; taken on 12 Jun 1900; Page 103B; Image 14 of 45;
Family #113/114.
Listed as Dixon Boaz; age 14; born in Jan 1886 in NC; in household of father, Thomas J. Boaz, Jr.


Ollie Boaz

1. 1900 Census, Stokes Co, NC; Quakers Gap Township; taken on 12 Jun 1900; Page 103B; Image 14 of 45;
Family #113/114.
Listed as Ollie Boaz; age 11; born in Jun 1888 in NC; in household of father, Thomas J. Boaz, Jr.


Scleas Boaz

1. 1900 Census, Stokes Co, NC; Quakers Gap Township; taken on 12 Jun 1900; Page 103B; Image 14 of 45;
Family #113/114.
Listed as Scales Boaz; age 9; born in Jan 1891 in NC; in household of father, Thomas J. Boaz, Jr.
2. 1910 Census, Bath Co, KY; District; White Sulphur Pricinct; taken abt 15 Apr 1910; Page 225B; Image 2 of
28; Family #11/11.
Listed as Scleas Boaz; age 19; born in NC; farm laborer; in household of father, Thomas J. Boaz, Jr.


Sula M. Boaz

1. 1900 Census, Stokes Co, NC; Quakers Gap Township; taken on 12 Jun 1900; Page 103B; Image 14 of 45;
Family #113/114.
Listed as Saula Boaz; age 6; born in Aug 1893 in NC; in household of father, Thomas J. Boaz, Jr.
2. 1910 Census, Bath Co, KY; District; White Sulphur Pricinct; taken abt 15 Apr 1910; Page 225B; Image 2 of
28; Family #11/11.
Listed as Sula M. Boaz; age 16; born in NC; in household of father, Thomas J. Boaz, Jr.


Thomas Garrell Boaz

1. 1900 Census, Stokes Co, NC; Quakers Gap Township; taken on 12 Jun 1900; Page 103B; Image 14 of 45;
Family #113/114.
Listed as Garl Boaz; age 4; born in Jan 1896 in NC; in household of father, Thomas J. Boaz, Jr.
2. 1910 Census, Bath Co, KY; District; White Sulphur Pricinct; taken abt 15 Apr 1910; Page 225B; Image 2 of
28; Family #11/11.
Listed as Garrell T. Boaz; age 13; born in NC; in household of father, Thomas J. Boaz, Jr.


George Dewey Boaz

1. 1900 Census, Stokes Co, NC; Quakers Gap Township; taken on 12 Jun 1900; Page 103B; Image 14 of 45;
Family #113/114.
Listed as Dewey Boaz; age 10 mons; born in Jul 1899 in NC; in household of father, Thomas J. Boaz, Jr.
2. 1910 Census, Bath Co, KY; District; White Sulphur Pricinct; taken abt 15 Apr 1910; Page 225B; Image 2 of
28; Family #11/11.
Listed as Dewey G. Boaz; age 10; born in NC; in household of father, Thomas J. Boaz, Jr.


Thomas Jefferson Boaz Sr

1. 1870 Census, Stokes Co, NC; Quakers Gap Township; Martins Lime Kiln PO; taken on 21 Oct 1870;
Page 196B; Image 38 of 44; Family #272/274.
Listed as Thomas J. Bose; age 45; born in VA; farmer; head of household.


Martha Jane Moorefield

1. 1870 Census, Stokes Co, NC; Quakers Gap Township; Martins Lime Kiln PO; taken on 21 Oct 1870;
Page 196B; Image 38 of 44; Family #272/274.
Listed as Martha J. Bose; age 30; born in VA; in household of husband, Thomas J. Boaz, Sr.


Robert A. Boaz

1. 1870 Census, Stokes Co, NC; Quakers Gap Township; Martins Lime Kiln PO; taken on 21 Oct 1870;
Page 196B; Image 38 of 44; Family #272/274.
Listed as Robert A. Bose; age 12; born in VA; in household of father, Thomas J. Boaz, Sr.


Mary E. Boaz

1. 1870 Census, Stokes Co, NC; Quakers Gap Township; Martins Lime Kiln PO; taken on 21 Oct 1870;
Page 196B; Image 38 of 44; Family #272/274.
Listed as Mary E. Bose; age 10; born in VA; in household of father, Thomas J. Boaz, Sr.


Susan Ida Boaz

1. 1870 Census, Stokes Co, NC; Quakers Gap Township; Martins Lime Kiln PO; taken on 21 Oct 1870;
Page 196B; Image 38 of 44; Family #272/274.
Listed as Susan Ida Bose; age 2; born in VA; in household of father, Thomas J. Boaz, Sr.