McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

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Patsy Abernathy

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #1948; WV Archives Web Site.
Patsy Coles; age 50 yrs, 6 mons, 28 day; born 10 Apr 1894 in Anniston, Calhoun Co, AL; retired; widow
of Henry Coles; colored; living at Welch, WV; daughter of John and Amanda (Cook) Abernathey, both
born in Anniston, AL; died 9 Feb 1944 in Welch, WV; from cancer and other malignant tumors of upper
abnominal vircera; buried 13 Feb 1944 in Roderfield, WV; informant, Willie Hawkins, Welch, WV.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Kenneth Bowen; 18 Sep 2012.
Patsy Abernathey Coles; born 10 Apr 1894; died 9 Feb 1944; buried here; no grave marker photo shown.


Scott Coles

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #14235; WV Archives Web Site.
Scott Coles; age 70; born in 1872 in Halifax Co, VA; coal loader; married; husband of Carrie Coles;
living at Maitland, WV; son of unknown parents; died 14 Nov 1942 at Maitland, WV; from chronic
myocarditis with pellagra; buried 17 Nov 1942 at Roderfield, WV; informant, Carrie Coles, Maitland, WV.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Kenneth Bowen; 18 Sep 2012.
Scott Coles; born in 1872; died 14 Nov 1942; buried here; no grave marker photo shown.


Walter Coles

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #5283; WV Archives Web Site.
Walter Coles; 52 yrs, 7 mons, 23 days; born 25 Jul 1888 in TN; married; husband of Della Mae Coles;
colored; track man in coal mne; living at Welch, WV; son of unknown parents; died 15 Mar 1941 at
Welch, WV; from stab wounds to chest; homicide; buried 18 Mar 1941 at Roderfield, WV; informant,
Della Mae Coles, Appalachia, VA.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Kenneth Bowen; 18 Sep 2012.
Walter Coles; born 25 Jul 1888; died 15 mar 1941; buried here; no grave marker photo shown.


Howard Elmer Collier

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Panther; taken on 8 Apr 1930; Page 180B;
Image 16 of 56; family #156/156.
Listed as Howard Roberts (sic, Collier); age 13; born in WV; in household of step-father, Bernie H. Roberts.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; E.D. 24-59; taken on 15 Apr 1940; Page 1157A;
Image 15 of 64; Household #120.
Listed as Howard Collier; age 24; born in WV; single; 4 yrs HS education; lived in same place on 1 Apr
1935; releif investigator; in household of father(sic, step-father) Bernie H. Roberts.
3. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Howard Elmer Collier
Race: White
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Place: Caretta, West Virginia, USA
Birth Date: 6 Feb 1916
Residence: Panther, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Occupation: Mcdowell Country Dept Public Assist
Weight: 175
Complexion: Ruddy
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Black
Height: 5 11
Next of Kin: Margaret Roberts
Relationship to Draftee: Mother
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Howard Elmer Collier Self (Head)
Margaret Roberts Mother"
4. US WW II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946"; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Howard E. Collier; born in 1916 in WV; enlisted 24 Mar 1942 at Ft. Thomas, KY; Private;
Social and Welfare worker; married; 4 yrs HS education; 69" tall; 172 lbs.
5. US Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Howard E. Collier; born 6 Feb 1916; died 30 Aor 1947; enlisted 24 Mar 1942; honorable discharged
23 Nov 1945; Serial # 35 135 851; WV T/Sgt Medical Detachment, Headquarters Battery, 63rd Division
Artllery; Christian; buried in Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield. WV; applicant, Wadalene Collier;
14 May 1947.
6. Roanoke Co, VA; Death Certificate #10855; Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Howard Elmer Collier; age 31 yrs, 2 mons, 24 days; born 6 Feb 1916 in Caretta, WV; married; husband of
Wadalene Lilly Collier; student, National Business College; living at 410 4th Street, SE, Roanoke, VA; son
of ira P. and Margaret (Hamilton) Collier; died 30 Apr 1947 in Roanoke, VA; due to "found dead in chair at
home"; autopy negative; body shipped to Iaeger, WV 3 May 1947; informant, Mrs. Wadalene L. Collier,
Iaeger, WV.
7. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 19 Dec 2013.
Howard E. Collier; born 6 Feb 1916; died 30 Apr 1947; buried here; headstone photo shown; "WEST
VIRGINIA TECH SGT 63 DIV ARTY WORLD WAR II".


James Riley Collins

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; E.D. 24-58; taken 5 Jul 1940; Page 1127A;
Image 15 of 60; Household #115.
Listed as james R. Collins; age 66; born in VA; married; no education; lived in same house on 1 Apr
1935; no listed occupation; head of household.


Louise Lester

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; E.D. 24-58; taken 5 Jul 1940; Page 1127A;
Image 15 of 60; Household #115.
Listed as Louisa Collins; age 56; born in WV; married; 4th grade education; lived in same house on
1 Apr 1935; in household of husband James R. Collins.


Donald J. Collins

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 2 Dec 2013.
Donald J. Collins; born 7 Aug 1963; died 1 Mar 2006; buried here; double headstone photo shown with
wife, Connie Phillip Collins; born 16 nov 1964; no death date; probably still living; "SNOBALL"; MARRIED
16 JAN 1980".


Lee Collins

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1936); Page 281; WV Archives Web Site.
Lee Collins; age 23; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Litwar, WV; son of
Anse and Vina; married on 11 Jan 1936 at Isaban, WV; Beulah Williams; age 21; born in
IN; single; living at Litwar, WV; daughter of Leonard and ______.


Beulah Mae Williams

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1936); Page 281; WV Archives Web Site.
Lee Collins; age 23; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Litwar, WV; son of
Anse and Vina; married on 11 Jan 1936 at Isaban, WV; Beulah Williams; age 21; born in
IN; single; living at Litwar, WV; daughter of Leonard and ______.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 2 Dec 2013.
Beulah Mae Collins; born 23 May 1919; died 19 Jul 2010; buried here; headstone photo shown;
"MOTHER".


Elijah Monroe Collins

1. Raleigh Co, WV; Death Certificate #'68 017321; WV Archives Web Site via LDS Web Site.
Elijah Monroe Collins; age 47; born 30 May 1921 in WV; married; husband of Edith B. Cline;
coal miner; served in WW II; living at Iaeger, WV; SS# 234-22-2247; son of Anderson and
Louvina (Justice) Collins; died 3 Nov 1968 in the VA Hospital, Beckley, WV; from pulmonary
insufficiency; buried 6 Nov 1968 in Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, WV.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 21 Jan 2015.
Elijah M. Collins; born 30 May 1921; died 3 Nov 1968; buried here; grave marker photo shown; "WEST
VIRGINIA PVT 874 E ENGINEERS WORLD WAR II".


Mathew A. Collins

1. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Mathew A. Collins of Iaeger, WV gained his wings at 8:00 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2019.

"My dearly beloved was born on January 20, 1950 at Litwar near Iaeger. He was the only son of the late Elijah and Edith Collins. Mathew worked in the coal mines for 25 years. He loved to hunt and fish and loved spending time with his kids. He taught the boys to tell some real wild hunting stories. He will be so greatly missed.

"In addition to his parents Mathew was preceded in death by his sister Barbara (Tab) Shirley and brother-in-law, Donald Shirley; an uncle and nephew, Herman and Buckwheat Cline and a niece Kathy Ratliff and two brothers-in- law, Eddie Prince and Johnny Brown.

"Survivors include two daughters, Penny (Edward) Lester of Iaeger, and Lorissa Collins of Brunswick, GA; two sons, Robert Collins and companion Alice Mullins, Mathew David (Lil Mack) Collins and his wife Melanie and three grandkids, Brandon, Allie and Katie; one great granddaughter, Allyona; three sisters, Nita (Bobby) Ratliff of Skating Rink Hollow and Linda Jo Prince of Florida and Mae (Harold) Willis of Cartersville GA; and a number of nieces and nephews.

"At the request of Mr. Collins his body will be cremated and there will be no services or memorial. ,,,"