McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Ward Belcher

1. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Clearfork District; Guyan; E.D. 55-7; taken on 16 Apr 1940; Page 154B;
Image 26 of 49; Household #190.
Listed as Ward Cline; age 8; born in WV; 1st grade education; attending school; lived in same house on 1 Apr 1935;
in household of father, Lee Belcher.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1953); Page 409; WV Archives Web Site.
Ward Belcher; age 21; born in Logan Co, WV; single; living at Simon, WV; son of Lee and Lakie Belcher;
married on 27 Jun 1953 at Hatcher, WV; Virginia Day; age 18; born at Sabine, WV; single; living at Hatcher,
WV; daughter of Lee W. and Vira Day.


Virginia Alice Day

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1953); Page 409; WV Archives Web Site.
Ward Belcher; age 21; born in Logan Co, WV; single; living at Simon, WV; son of Lee and Lakie Belcher;
married on 27 Jun 1953 at Hatcher, WV; Virginia Day; age 18; born at Sabine, WV; single; living at Hatcher,
WV; daughter of Lee W. and Vira Day.
2. Stafford Funeral Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"Virginia Alice Day Belcher, 81, of Oceana, WV passed away on Friday, March 25, 2016 in CAMC General,
Charleston, WV. She was born on January 30, 1935 in Glen Morrison, WV a daughter of the late Walter Lee
and Vira Nettie Hubbard Day. Virginia was a member of the Oceana Freewill Baptist Church. In addition to
her parents she is preceded in death by her loving husband Ward Belcher; a son Michael Belcher; and a
sister Dorothy Coleman. Survivors include a daughter Melissa Dawn Cozart of Oceana; her life long son of
the heart Richard Hannah of Oceana; two sisters Georgetta (Bob) Price of Kopperston and Virgie (Bobby)
Belcher of Oceana; a brother Bob (Judy) Day of Saulsville; three grandchildren Kim (Billy) Shumate of
Oceana, Jamie (Jeremy) Blankenship of Mt. Hope and Brandon Belcher of Beckley; three great
grandchildren Aaron Shumate, Jordan Shumate and Brooklyn Lee; and a host of other loving family and
friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at the Oceana Freewill Baptist
Church, Oceana. She will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV.,,,"


Ronald Douglas "Ronnie" Massey

1. Stafford Funeral Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"Ronald Douglas "Ronnie" Massey, 64, of Oceana, WV, passed away on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at
Princeton Community Hospital, Princeton, WV. He was born on January 23, 1951 in Clear Fork, WV, a son
of the late Hicks and Nellie Cline Massey, Jr. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a sister
Lilly Crouse; and a brother Raymond Massey. Survivors include his wife of 22 years Charlotte Ann Clark
Massey; two step-sons Timmy (Stephanie) Bailey of Oceana and Terry Bailey of Beckley; two brothers
Roger (Elena) Massey of Lillyhaven and Larry (Mae) Massey of Crany; and a host of other loving family
and friends. In keeping with his wishes he will be cremated and there will be no service..."


Garrett Hiram Belcher

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Elkhorn District; taken on 20 Jun 1900; Page 158A; Image 23 of
24; Family 136/136.
Listed as Garrett Belcher; age 6; born in Jul 1893 in WV; in household of father, Noah Belcher.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 2 May 1910; Page 119A; Image
40 of 46; Family #299/328.
Listed as Garret Belcher; age 17; born in WV; in household of father, Noah Belcher.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1911); Page 183; WV Archives Web Site.
Garrett Belcher; age 18; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; farmer; living at Welch, WV; son of
Noah and Rhoda; married on 19 Apr 1911 at Noah England's; Lilly Belle England; age 17;
born in McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Noah and Matilda.
4. McDowell Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Card #3513; 5 Jun 1917; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Garrett Belcher; age 23; born 5 Jul 1893 in Wilcoe, WV; farmer; living at Capels, WV; married;
dependent wife and children; tall with medium build; blue eyes and black hair.
5. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Huff Creek District; taken on 28 Jan 1920; Page 224A; Image
17 of 17; Family #131/131.
Listed as Garrett Belcher; age 28; born in WV; married; coal miner; head of household.
6. 1930 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Rock District; Bluestone River Road; taken on 22 Apr 1930;
Page 201A; Image 65 of 99; Family #559/606.
Listed as Garrett Belcher; age 37; born in WV; married at 18; coal miner; head of household.
7. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; North Fork District; Crumpler; E.D. 24-53; taken on 9 Apr 1840;
Page 997A; Image 23 of 62; Household #172.
Listed as Garrett Belcher; age 48; born in WV; married; 2nd grade education; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; no listed occupation; head of household.
8. McDowell Co, WV; WW II Draft Registration Card # U-834; 27 Apr 1942; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Garrett Hiram Belcher; age 49; born 6 Jul 1892 at Wilco, McDowell Co, WV; living at Landgraff, WV;
employed by Vera Pocahontas Coal Co, Landgraff, WV; person who will always know address,
Lilly Belcher, Landgraff, WV; 5'11" tall; 145 lbs; gray eyes, black hair; light complexion.
9. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #14 Dec 1952; WV Archives Web Site.
Garrett H. Belcher; age 60 yrs, 5 mons, 9 days; born 5 Jul 1892 (conflicts with Ref #7) in WV; married
living at Eckman, WV; coal miner; SS# 232-14-2148; son of Noah and _____ Belcher; died 14 Dec 1952
at Kimball; due to crushed chest, truck hit by train; buried 17 Dec 1952 in Jarrett Cemetery.
10. Social Secuirty Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Garrett Hiram Belcher
[Garnett Hiram Belcher]
SSN: 232142148
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 6 Jul 1892
Birth Place: Wilda San Do, West Virginia
[McDowell CO, West Virginia]
Father Name: Noah Belcher
Mother Name: Rhoda Lamfer
Death Date: 14 Dec 1952
Claim Date: 16 Feb 1953
Type of Claim: Original SSN.
Notes: Mar 1941: Name listed as GARRETT HIRAM BELCHER; 16 Feb 1953: Name listed as GARNETT HIRAM BELCHER..."
11. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Jarrett Cemetery, Eckman, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by Joyce Parker; 1 Nov 2014.
Garret Hiram Belcher; born 5 Jul 1892; died 14 Dec 1952; buried here; no grave marker photo shown;
"Garrett Belcher and son was killed by being struck by a train. Garrett's daughter had died and he and son were on the way to make arrangements for the funeral when they were struck by train at railroad crossing. Garrett married Lilly Belle England 19 Apr 1911 in McDowell County, West Virginia. Garrett was the son of Noah Belcher and Rhoda Roseanna Lambert...."


Lilly Belle England

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, taken on 6 Jun 1900; Page 123A,
Family #63/64.
Listed as Lillie England, age 4, in household of father, Noah England.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 2 May 1910; Page 119A;
Family #296/325.
Listed as Lily England; age 13; born in WV; in household of uncle, Boyd England, with parents.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1911); Page 183; WV Archives Web Site.
Garrett Belcher; age 18; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; farmer; living at Welch, WV; son of
Noah and Rhoda; married on 19 Apr 1911 at Noah England's; Lilly Belle England; age 17;
born in McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Noah and Matilda.
4. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Huff Creek District; taken on 28 Jan 1920; Page 224A; Image
17 of 17; Family #131/131.
Listed as Lilly Belcher; age 23; born in WV; married; in household of husband, Garrett Belcher.
5. 1930 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Rock District; Bluestone River Road; taken on 22 Apr 1930;
Page 201A; Image 65 of 99; Family #559/606.
Listed as Lillie Belcher; age 34; born in WV; married at 15; in household of husband, Garrett Belcher.
6. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; North Fork District; Crumpler; E.D. 24-53; taken on 9 Apr 1840;
Page 997A; Image 23 of 62; Household #172.
Listed as Lillie Belcher; age 44; born in WV; married; 3rd grade education; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Garrett Belcher.


Lacy Belcher

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Huff Creek District; taken on 28 Jan 1920; Page 224A; Image
17 of 17; Family #131/131.
Listed as Lacy Belcher; age 7; born in WV; in household of father, Garrett Belcher.
2. 1930 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Rock District; Bluestone River Road; taken on 22 Apr 1930;
Page 201A; Image 65 of 99; Family #559/606.
Listed as Lacy Belcher; age 17; born in WV; laborer in coal mine; in household of father, Garrett Belcher.


Kathleen "Lena" Belcher

1. 1930 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Rock District; Bluestone River Road; taken on 22 Apr 1930;
Page 201A; Image 65 of 99; Family #559/606.
Listed as Kathleene Belcher; age 9; born in WV; in household of father, Garrett Belcher.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; North Fork District; Crumpler; E.D. 24-53; taken on 9 Apr 1840;
Page 997A; Image 23 of 62; Household #172.
Listed as Lena Belcher; age 19; born in WV; single; 7th grade education; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Garrett Belcher.


Cecil Belcher

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; North Fork District; Crumpler; E.D. 24-53; taken on 9 Apr 1840;
Page 997A; Image 23 of 62; Household #172.
Listed as Cecil Belcher; age 9; born in WV; 3rd grade education; not attending school; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Garrett Belcher.


William Rose

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1934); Page 19; WV Archives Web Site.
William Rose; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Vivian, WV; son of Walter
and Susie; married on 2 Jan 1934 at Vivian, WV; Bethel May Belcher; age 16; born in McDowell
Co, WV; single; daughter of Garrett and Lillie.


Bethel May Belcher

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Huff Creek District; taken on 28 Jan 1920; Page 224A; Image
17 of 17; Family #131/131.
Listed as Bethel Belcher; age 1 yr, 4 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Garrett Belcher.
2. 1930 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Rock District; Bluestone River Road; taken on 22 Apr 1930;
Page 201A; Image 65 of 99; Family #559/606.
Listed as Bethel Belcher; age 11; born in WV; in household of father, Garrett Belcher.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1934); Page 19; WV Archives Web Site.
William Rose; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Vivian, WV; son of Walter
and Susie; married on 2 Jan 1934 at Vivian, WV; Bethel May Belcher; age 16; born in McDowell
Co, WV; single; daughter of Garrett and Lillie.


John William Belcher

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Elkhorn District; taken on 20 Jun 1900; Page 158A; Image 23 of
24; Family 136/136.
Listed as John Belcher, age 2, born in Apr 1898, in WV, in household of father, Noah Belcher.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 2 May 1910; Page 119A; Image
40 of 46; Family #299/328.
Listed as John Belcher; age 12; born WV; in household of father, Noah Belcher.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1916); Page 384; WV Archives Web Site.
John Belcher; age 19; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Capels, WV; son of
Noah and Rhoda; married on 26 Aug 1916 at Davy, WV; Elizabeth Rose; age 19; born in McDowell
Co, WV; single; daughter of Manuel and Laura.


Elizabeth Rose

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1916); Page 384; WV Archives Web Site.
John Belcher; age 19; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Capels, WV; son of
Noah and Rhoda; married on 26 Aug 1916 at Davy, WV; Elizabeth Rose; age 19; born in McDowell
Co, WV; single; daughter of Manuel and Laura.


Garrett Edward Belcher

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Elkhorn District; taken on 19 Jun 1900; Page 157B; Image 22 of
24; Family #133/133.
Listed as Garret Belcher; age 9; born in WV in Oct 1890; in household of grandfather, William
Belcher.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Welch; taken 28 Jan 1920; Page 123B;
Image 31 of 65; Family #248/307.
Listed as Garrett Belcher; age 28; born in WV; married; farmer; head of household.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken 26 Apr 1930; Page 119B; Image 61
of 62; Family #587/609.
Listed as Garrett Belcher; age 31; born in WV; married at 29; timber cutter; head of household.
4. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Maitland; Mill Creek Road; E.D. 24-32;
taken 26 Apr 1940; Page 667B; Image 30 of 45; Household #244.
Listed as Jaret Belcher; age 52; born in WV; married; 4th grade education; lived in same house on
1 Apr 1935; timberman for mine; head of household.
5. E-mail 2 Apr 2019; Jennifer Reshaw.
"The Welch Daily News Tuesday Eve., July 7, 1981
"GARRETT E. BELCHER

"Funeral service will be conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. for Garrett Edward Belcher, 84, of Hensley, who died Monday morning in Bluefield Community Hospital following a long illness.

"Elders H.A. Lane, Deedy Mullins and Cecil Belcher will officiate from the Myrtle Valley Old Regular Baptist Church in Hensley. Burial will follow in the Elkhorn Church Cemetery on Belcher Mountain.

"Born October 30, 1896, in Welch, he was the son of the late William and Polly Blankenship Belcher. He had been a resident of McDowell County his entire life, spending the greater part in Maitland and Hensley. He had also resided briefly in Wyoming County. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the Elkhorn Regular Baptist Church on Belcher Mountain.

"In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Cynthia Belcher, and one son.

"Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Glenn (Gladys) Benge of Statesville, NC, Mrs. Dora Burks and Mrs. Violet England, both of Hensley, Mrs. Freddy (Frances) Barnett of Covington, VA, and Mrs. William (Mary) Rose of Davy; two sons, George of Pineville and Thurman of Peterstown; also 32 grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren...."


Cynthia Ellen Belcher

1. 1920 Census; McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Maitland; taken on 5/7 Jan 1920; Page 6A;
Family #511.
Listed as Cynthia E. Belcher; age 9; born in WV; in household of father, Isaac Belcher.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken 26 Apr 1930; Page 119B; Image 61
of 62; Family #587/609.
Listed as Cynthia Belcher; age 18; born in WV; married at 16; in household of husband, Garrett E.
Belcher.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Maitland; Mill Creek Road; E.D. 24-32;
taken 26 Apr 1940; Page 667B; Image 30 of 45; Household #244.
Listed as Cyntha Belcher; age 28; born in WV; married; 8th grade education; lived in same house on
1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Garrett E. Belcher.
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Valerie Neal; 14 Feb 2016.
" Cynthia Ellen Belcher
Birth 25 May 1911
Maitland, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 21 Oct 1964 (aged 53)
McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
New Belcher Mountain Community Cemetery
McDowell County, West Virginia, USA "


Thurman Belcher

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Maitland; Mill Creek Road; E.D. 24-32;
taken 26 Apr 1940; Page 667B; Image 30 of 45; Household #244.
Listed as Thurman Belcher; age 5; born in WV; no education; not attending school; lived in
same house on1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Garrett E. Belcher.