McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


James Oscar Chambers

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Registry; Browns Creek District; Vol #__(1960); WV Archives Web Site.
James Oscar Chambers; age 82; born 20 Aug 1979 in Blount Co, TN; retired miner; widowed;
SS#234-20-4835; living at Roderfield, WV; son of Laffett and Selena Ann (Bryant) Chambers;
died 28 Mar 1960 in Grace Hospital, Welch, WV; from massive upper GI hemorrhage; buried
1 Apr 1960 in Iaeger Memorial, Roderfield, WV.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
J.J. Chambers; 23 Jan 2012; headstone photo added by Tom Chambers, Jr.
James Oscar "Osker" Chambers; born 20 Aug 1977; died 28 Mar 1960; buried here; headstone
photo shown; "HUSBAND OF MARY CHARLOTTIE, FOR NOW THE LOAD HAS MADE ROOM FOR US"
"His brothers and sisters are;

01. Mary Ann, b. 1869,
02. Samuel Rufus, b. 11 Mar 1871,
03. George William, b. 1872,
04. Hannah Leona, b. 1874,
05. Surah Jane, b. 1875,
06. Charles Edward, b. 1877,
07. James Oscar, b. 1877,
08. Ida Garst, b. 1880,
09. William Arthur, b. 22 Jan 1882,
10. Roxy Elvira, b. 1884,
11. John Alexander, b.1885.

CHAMBERS, children of Oscar:

01. Ula May b. 1900
02. Pearl A. 1903
03. Anna Perna Gertrude b. 1903
04. Bernice b. 1905
05. Maggie b. 1906
06. Chestella b. 1907 (Hessie)
07. Edith Marie b. 1909
08. Lewis Thomas b. 1911
09. Verty Odine Jacquline b. 1913
10. Charlie b. 1915
11. Lottie Elizabeth b. 1917
12. Lillian Loraine b. 1919
13. Recla Lucille Billie Sunday b. 1922 ..."


Mary Charlottie Elliott

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Records; Vol #__(1955); WV Archives Web Site.
Mary Charlotte Chambers; age 67; born 4 Sep 1889 in Bryson City, NC; married; living at Big Four, WV;
daughter of Sam and Mary (Grimes) Elliott; died 27 Sep 1955 at Big Four, WV; from broncho pneumonia
with hypertensive cardiovascular disease; buried 2 oct 1955 in Iaeger Memorial; informant, Hessie
Quessenberry.
(Death certificate and headston birth dates are of by 10 yrs).
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
J.J. Chambers; 23 Jan 2012; headstone photo added by Tom Chambers, Jr.
Mary Charlottie Elliott Chambers; born 4 Sep 1879; died 27 Sep 1955; buried here; headstone photo shown;
"WIFE OF J.O.. CHAMBERS GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN".

CHAMBERS, children of Oscar and Mary:

01. Ula May b. 1900
02. Pearl A. 1903
03. Anna Perna Gertrude b. 1903
04. Bernice b. 1905
05. Maggie b. 1906
06. Chestella b. 1907 (Hessie)
07. Edith Marie b. 1909
08. Lewis Thomas b. 1911
09. Verty Odine Jacquline b. 1913
10. Charlie b. 1915
11. Lottie Elizabeth b. 1917
12. Lillian Loraine b. 1919
13. Recla Lucille Billie Sunday b. 1922 ..."


Harry Edward Chandler Sr

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; North Fork District, taken on 28 Apr 1910; Page 57B; Image 16 of
30; Family #167/183.
Listed as Harry Chandler; age 10; born in WV; in household of father, James A. Chandler.
2. Tazewell Co, VA; WW I Draft Registration Card #2690; 12 Sep 1918; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Harry Edie Chandler; age 18; born 16 Jan 1900; living at Graham, Tazewell Co, VA; employed as laborer
by United States C & C. Co, Wilcoe, WV; nearest relative, James A. Chandler, Wilcoe, WV; slender build;
gray eyes, light hair.
3. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Wilcoe; taken on 30 Jan 1920; Page 160B; Image 14 of
23; Family #302/327.
Listed as Harry Chandler; age 19; born in WV; single; railroad laborer; in household of father, James A.
Chandler.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1923); Page 425; WV Archives Web Site.
Harry Chandler; age 23; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Havaco, WV; son of
J.A. and Lizzie; married on 13 Nov 1923 at Wilcoe, WV; Hallie Stroupe; age 18; born in Wythe
Co, VA; single; daughter of Thomas and Lerie.
5. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Havaco; taken on 5 Apr 1930; Page 7B; Image 14 of 26;
Family #124/137.
Listed as Harry Chandler; age 29; born in WV; married at 23; motorman in coal mine; head of household.
6. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District, Erin; E.D. 24-37; taken on 15/16 Apr 1940; Page
753A; Image 20 of 35; Household #143.
Listed as Harry Chandler; age 39; born in WV; married; 6th grade education; lived in same place on 1 Apr
1935; laborer in coal mine; head of household.
7. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Harry E. Chandler; born 16 Jan 1900; died 1 Apr 1994; last residence, Iaeger, WV; SS#232-12-8705; card
issued in NC or WV before 1951.


Lucille Hallie Stroupe

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1923); Page 425; WV Archives Web Site.
Harry Chandler; age 23; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Havaco, WV; son of
J.A. and Lizzie; married on 13 Nov 1923 at Wilcoe, WV; Hallie Stroupe; age 18; born in Wythe
Co, VA; single; daughter of Thomas and Lerie.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Havaco; taken on 5 Apr 1930; Page 7B; Image 14 of 26;
Family #124/137.
Listed as Hallie Chandler; age 23; born in WV; married at 17; in household of husband, Harry Chandler.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District, Erin; E.D. 24-37; taken on 15/16 Apr 1940; Page
753A; Image 20 of 35; Household #143.
Listed as Hallie Chandler; age 32; born in VA; married; 4th grade education; lived in same place on 1 Apr
1935; in household of husband, Harry Chandler.


Katherine "Kitty" Chandler

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Havaco; taken on 5 Apr 1930; Page 7B; Image 14 of 26;
Family #124/137.
Listed as Katherine Chandler; age 5; born in WV; in household of father, Harry Chandler.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District, Erin; E.D. 24-37; taken on 15/16 Apr 1940; Page
753B; Image 21 of 35; Household #143.
Listed as Kitty Chandler; age 15; born in WV; 1 yr HS education; attending school; lived in same place on
1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Harry Chandler.


James Chandler

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District, Erin; E.D. 24-37; taken on 15/16 Apr 1940; Page
753B; Image 21 of 35; Household #143.
Listed as James Chandler; age 6; born in WV; 1st grade education; attending school; lived in same place on
1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Harry Chandler.


Harry Edward Chandler Jr

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Havaco; taken on 5 Apr 1930; Page 7B; Image
14 of 26; Family #124/137.
Listed as Harry Chandler, Jr; age 4 yrs, 3 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Harry Chandler.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District, Erin; E.D. 24-37; taken on 15/16 Apr 1940;
Page 753B; Image 21 of 35; Household #143.
Listed as Harry Chandler; age 13; born in WV; 8th grade education; attending school; lived in same
place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Harry Chandler.
3. North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Harry Edward Chandler Jr
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 30
Birth Year: abt 1926
Marriage Date: 11 Jul 1956
Marriage Place: Alleghany, North Carolina, USA
Father: Harry Edward Chandler
Mother: Hallie Chandler
Spouse: Barbara Elizabethe Christian
Spouse Gender: Female
Spouse Race: White
Spouse Age: 33
Spouse Father: Sam Christian
Spouse Mother: Sallie Christian
Event Type: Marriage"


Barbara Elizabeth Christian

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken 11 Apr 1930; Page 104A; Image 31 of
62; Family #322/316.
Listed as Barbara Christian; age 6; born in WV; in household of father, Samuel Christian.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Filbert; E.D. 24-5; taken 30 Apr 1940; Page 110A;
Image 61 of 70; Household #460.
Listed as Barbara Christian; age 16; born in WV; single; 3 yrs HS education; lived in McDowell Co,
WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Samuel Christian.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1941); Page 418; WV Archives Web Site.
Floyd Ernest Wilson; age 21; born and living in Hemphill, WV; single; married on 22 Nov 1941 in
Welch, WV; Barbara Elizabeth Christian; age 18; born in ream, WV; single; living at Filbert, WV; with
consent of Sallie Christian, mother of Barbara Elizabeth Christian.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1946); Pge 175; WV Archives Web Site.
John T. Church; age 24; born at Wilcoe, WV; single; living at Welch, WV; married on 31 Dec 1946 at
Welch, WV; Barbara E. Christian; age 23; born at Gary, WV; divorced; living at Hemphill, WV.
5. North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Barbara Elizabethe Christian
Gender: Female
Race: White
Age: 33
Birth Year: abt 1923
Marriage Date: 11 Jul 1956
Marriage Place: Alleghany, North Carolina, USA
Father: Sam Christian
Mother: Sallie Christian
Spouse: Harry Edward Chandler
Spouse Gender: Male
Spouse Race: White
Spouse Age: 30
Spouse Father: Harry Edward Chandler
Spouse Mother: Hallie Chandler
Event Type: Marriage "
6. Newspapers.com Obituary Index, 1800s-current; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Barbara E. Chandler
Maiden Name: Christian
Gender: Female
Death Age: 66
Birth Date: abt 1925
Residence Place: Calumet City
Death Date: 4 Feb 1991
Obituary Date: 6 Feb 1991
Obituary Place: Munster, Indiana, United States of America
Parents: Samuel Christian; Sally Christian
Spouse: Harry
Child: Starr Gadkowski
Clyde
Siblings: Rosie Massey
Marcella Harvey
Joyce Sigler
Clyde Christian
Jimmy Christian
Frances Christian
Maggie Hughes "


Clyde Edward Chandler

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Registry; Vol #__(1951); Browns Creek District; Page __; WV Archives Web Site.
Baby Boy Chandler; died 11 Sep 1951; stillborn in McDowell Co, WV; asphyxiation of the newborn;
parents, Harold Edward and Barbara Elizabeth (Christian) Chandler.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 21 Jul 2014.
Clyde Edward Chandler; born unknown; died 11 Sep 1951; buried here' "OUR BELOVED BABY".


Rufus J. Church

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1921); Page 82; WV Archives Web Site.
Rufus Church; age 18; born in Johnson Co, TN; single; miner; living at Dearing, WV; son of Wiley and Rebecca;
married on 21 Sep 1921 at Wilcoe, WV; May Roark; age 16; born in Ashe Co, NC; single; daughter of Stacy and
Cora.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by B. Walls;
2 Dec 2013.
Rufus J. Church; born 12 Oct 1903; died 4 Aug 1977; buried here; double headstone photo shown with wife
May Roark Church; "TIS LOVE THAT CALLS US HOME AT CLOSE OF DAY".


May Roark

1. 1910 Census, Ashe Co, NC; North Fork Township; taken on 19 Apr 1910; Page 206B; Image 8
of 40; Family #63/63.
Listed as May Roark; age 5; born in NC; in household of grandfather, Isaac Roark.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1921); Page 82; WV Archives Web Site.
Rufus Church; age 18; born in Johnson Co, TN; single; miner; living at Dearing, WV; son of Wiley and Rebecca;
married on 21 Sep 1921 at Wilcoe, WV; May Roark; age 16; born in Ashe Co, NC; single; daughter of Stacy and
Cora.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by B. Walls;
2 Dec 2013.
Mae Church; born 3 Mar 1905; died 31 Dec 1976; buried here; double headstone photo shown with husband,
Rufus J. Church;"TIS LOVE THAT CALLS US HOME AT CLOSE OF DAY".


John Turner Church

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1946); Pge 175; WV Archives Web Site.
John T. Church; age 24; born at Wilcoe, WV; single; living at Welch, WV; married on 31 Dec 1946 at
Welch, WV; Barbara E. Christian; age 23; born at Gary, WV; divorced; living at Hemphill, WV.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #9613; WV Archives Web Site.
John Turner Church; age 32; born 7 Jun 1922 at Dearing, WV; divorced; coal miner;
SS#232-16-4257; served in WW II; living at Welch, WV; son of Rufus and May (Roark) Church; died
20 Aug 1954 in the Welch Emergency Hospital, Welch, WV; from injuries suffered in automobile
accident; buried 22 Aug 1954 in Iaeger Memorial Cemetery; informant, Rufus Church.
3. US Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963; Ancestry.com Web Site.
John T. Church; born 7 Jun 1922; died 20 Aug 1954; enlisted 16 Nov 1945; honorably discharged 17
Dec 1946; Serial # RA 20526821; PFC, Company F, 38th Mechanized Cavalry, Reconnaissance
Squadron; buried in Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, WV; applied for by Rufus Church,
Hemphill, WV.
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls;16 Mar 2014.
John T. Church; born 7 Jun 1922; died 20 Aug 1954; buried here; headstone photo shown; "WEST
VIRGINIA PFC CO F 38 MECZ CAV RECON SQ WORLD WAR II".


Barbara Elizabeth Christian

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken 11 Apr 1930; Page 104A; Image 31 of
62; Family #322/316.
Listed as Barbara Christian; age 6; born in WV; in household of father, Samuel Christian.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Filbert; E.D. 24-5; taken 30 Apr 1940; Page 110A;
Image 61 of 70; Household #460.
Listed as Barbara Christian; age 16; born in WV; single; 3 yrs HS education; lived in McDowell Co,
WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Samuel Christian.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1941); Page 418; WV Archives Web Site.
Floyd Ernest Wilson; age 21; born and living in Hemphill, WV; single; married on 22 Nov 1941 in
Welch, WV; Barbara Elizabeth Christian; age 18; born in ream, WV; single; living at Filbert, WV; with
consent of Sallie Christian, mother of Barbara Elizabeth Christian.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1946); Pge 175; WV Archives Web Site.
John T. Church; age 24; born at Wilcoe, WV; single; living at Welch, WV; married on 31 Dec 1946 at
Welch, WV; Barbara E. Christian; age 23; born at Gary, WV; divorced; living at Hemphill, WV.
5. North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Barbara Elizabethe Christian
Gender: Female
Race: White
Age: 33
Birth Year: abt 1923
Marriage Date: 11 Jul 1956
Marriage Place: Alleghany, North Carolina, USA
Father: Sam Christian
Mother: Sallie Christian
Spouse: Harry Edward Chandler
Spouse Gender: Male
Spouse Race: White
Spouse Age: 30
Spouse Father: Harry Edward Chandler
Spouse Mother: Hallie Chandler
Event Type: Marriage "
6. Newspapers.com Obituary Index, 1800s-current; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Barbara E. Chandler
Maiden Name: Christian
Gender: Female
Death Age: 66
Birth Date: abt 1925
Residence Place: Calumet City
Death Date: 4 Feb 1991
Obituary Date: 6 Feb 1991
Obituary Place: Munster, Indiana, United States of America
Parents: Samuel Christian; Sally Christian
Spouse: Harry
Child: Starr Gadkowski
Clyde
Siblings: Rosie Massey
Marcella Harvey
Joyce Sigler
Clyde Christian
Jimmy Christian
Frances Christian
Maggie Hughes "


Carmel Bernon Harvey

1. Tazewell Co, VA; Marriage License #12015; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Carmel Bernon Harvey; age 28; born in Nicholas Co, WV; single; living in Bishop, VA; son of Bert and
Lona (Dawson) Harvey; married on 4 Mar 1940 in Tazewell, VA; Marcella Christian; age 22; born in
Tramwell, VA (sic?); single; living in Bishop, VA; daughter of Sam J. and Sallie (Day) Christian.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Filbert; E.D. 24-5; taken 30 Apr 1940; Page 110A;
Image 61 of 70; Household #460.
Listed as Carmel Harvey; age 25; born in WV; married; 7th grade education; lived in Montgomery Co,
WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father-in law, Samuel Christian, with wife..


Marcella Christian

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken 11 Apr 1930; Page 104A; Image 31 of
62; Family #322/316.
Listed as Marcella Christian; age 8; born in WV; in household of father, Samuel Christian.
2. Tazewell Co, VA; Marriage License #12015; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Carmel Bernon Harvey; age 28; born in Nicholas Co, WV; single; living in Bishop, VA; son of Bert and
Lona (Dawson) Harvey; married on 4 Mar 1940 in Tazewell, VA; Marcella Christian; age 22; born in
Tramwell, VA (sic?); single; living in Bishop, VA; daughter of Sam J. and Sallie (Day) Christian.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Filbert; E.D. 24-5; taken 30 Apr 1940; Page 110A;
Image 61 of 70; Household #460.
Listed as Marcella Harvey; age 18; born in WV; married; 3 yrs HS education; lived in McDowell Co,
WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Samuel Christian, with husband.
4. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Marcella Christian Harvey
[Marcella Harvey]
[Marcella Christian Christian]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 4 Aug 1921
Birth Place: Tramell Dixs, Virginia
Death Date: 13 Jul 2002
Father: Sam J Christian
Mother: Sallie L Day
SSN: 233584917
Notes: Aug 1954: Name listed as MARCELLA CHRISTIAN HARVEY;
02 Oct 2002: Name listed as MARCELLA HARVEY"
5. Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Marcella Harvey
Gender: F (Female)
Birth Date: 1921
Death Date: 2002
Cemetery: Cedar Park Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Calumet Park, Cook County, Illinois, United States of America
Has Bio?: N
Spouse: Carmel Bernon Harvey
Children: Carmel Bernon Harvey "


John Kenneth Chandler

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Havaco; taken on 5 Apr 1930; Page 7B; Image 14 of 26;
Family #124/137.
Listed as Kenneth Chandler; age 6 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Harry Chandler.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District, Erin; E.D. 24-37; taken on 15/16 Apr 1940; Page
753B; Image 21 of 35; Household #143.
Listed as John Chandler; age 10; born in WV; 5th grade education; attending school; lived in same place on
1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Harry Chandler.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1952); Page 59; WV Archives Web Site.
John Kenneth Chandler; age 22; born and living at Havaco, WV; married on 30 Jun 1952 at Wilcoe, WV;
Joan M. Bexfield; age 16; born in Huntington, WV; single; living at Havaco, WV; with consent of John and Eskie
Bexfield, parents of Joan M. Bexfield.


Joan M. Bexfield

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1952); Page 59; WV Archives Web Site.
John Kenneth Chandler; age 22; born and living at Havaco, WV; married on 30 Jun 1952 at Wilcoe, WV;
Joan M. Bexfield; age 16; born in Huntington, WV; single; living at Havaco, WV; with consent of John and Eskie
Bexfield, parents of Joan M. Bexfield.