McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


John H. Keene

1. 1900 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Grundy District; taken on 1 Jun 1900; Page 244B; Image 2 of 37;
Family #8/8.
Listed as John H. Keen; age 30; born in VA in Sep 1869; married 4 yrs; farmer; head of household.
2. 1910 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Grundy District; taken on 14 May 1910; Page 131B; Image 42 of
52; Family #371/371.
Listed as John Keen; age 39; born in VA; married twice; last time for 14 yrs; farmer; head of household.


Lucinda "Alie" Stiltner

1. 1900 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Grundy District; taken on 1 Jun 1900; Page 244B; Image 2 of 37;
Family #8/8.
Listed as Lucinda Keen; age 20; born in VA; married 4 yrs; 2 children, both living; in household
of husband, John Keene.
2. 1910 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Grundy District; taken on 14 May 1910; Page 131B; Image 42 of
52; Family #371/371.
Listed as Lucinda A. Keen; age 31; born in VA; married once for 14 yrs; 9 children, 4 living; in household
of husband, John Keene.


Bertha A. Keene

1. 1900 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Grundy District; taken on 1 Jun 1900; Page 244B; Image 2 of 37;
Family #8/8.
Listed as Bertha A. Keen; age 3; born in VA in Aug 1896; in household of father, John Keene.
2. 1910 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Grundy District; taken on 14 May 1910; Page 131B; Image 42 of
52; Family #371/371.
Listed as Bertha Keen; age 13; born in VA; in household of father, John Keene.


Grace C. Keene

1. 1900 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Grundy District; taken on 1 Jun 1900; Page 244B; Image 2 of 37;
Family #8/8.
Listed as Grace C. Keen; age 1; born in VA in Sep 1898; in household of father, John Keene.
2. 1910 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Grundy District; taken on 14 May 1910; Page 131B; Image 42 of
52; Family #371/371.
Listed as Gracie Keen; age 11; born in VA; in household of father, John Keene.


Charles Keene

1. 1910 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Grundy District; taken on 14 May 1910; Page 131B; Image 42 of
52; Family #371/371.
Listed as Charlie Keen; age 9; born in VA; in household of father, John Keene.


Hettie Keene

1. 1910 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Grundy District; taken on 14 May 1910; Page 131B; Image 42 of
52; Family #371/371.
Listed as Hettie Keen; age 1 yr, 2 mons; born in VA; in household of father, John Keene.


Fred Stapleton

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1934); Page 363; WV Archives Web Site.
Fred Stapelton; age 19; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Bradshaw, WV; son of
John and Georgia; married on 11 Dec 1934 at Welch, WV; Ethel Fields; age 21; born in Buchanan
Co, VA; single; living at Bradshaw, WV; daughter of Charles and Abby.


Ethel Fields

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Birth Certificate #42916; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Ethel Fields; born 19 Nov 1913 at Grundy, VA; parents, Charlie and Abby (Keen) Fields; both born and
living at Artia, VA; farmer and housewife; delivered by Pricy Stiltner, mid wife.
2. 1920 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Grundy District; taken on 3/4 Mar 1920; Page 71A; Image 688 of 1088;
Family #154/155.
Listed as Ethel Fields; age 6; born in VA; in household of father, Charles Fields.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw; taken on 8 Apr 1930; Page 249B;
Image 1021 of 1057; Family #150/155.
Listed as Ethel Fields; age 17; born in VA; in household of father, Charles Fields.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1934); Page 363; WV Archives Web Site.
Fred Stapelton; age 19; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Bradshaw, WV; son of
John and Georgia; married on 11 Dec 1934 at Welch, WV; Ethel Fields; age 21; born in Buchanan
Co, VA; single; living at Bradshaw, WV; daughter of Charles and Abby.
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 20 Dec 2013.
Ethel Stapelton; born 19 Nov 1913; died 27 Jan 1999; buried here; double headstone photo shown
with husband Fred Stapelton; personal photo also shown; "THS LOVE THAT CALLS US HOME AT
CLOSE OF DAY'.


Billy Joe Fields

1. Virginia Divorce Records, 1918-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Billy Joe Fields; age 27 at time of decree;; born 10 Dec 1941 in Russell (sic?) Co, VA; construction
laborer; living at Box 51, Capels, WV; this was his first marriage; married 1 Dec 1962 at Lebanon,
VA; seperated 21 Feb 1968; divorce granted 23 Jan 1973 to Barbara Gay Turner; age 24 at time of decree;
born in Wise Co, VA; housewife; living at Route #1, St. Paul, VA; legal grounds of desertion; 2 children.
2. Tazewell Co, VA; Marriage Certificate # 68 023750; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Billy Joe Fields; age 26; born in Wise (sic, Russell) Co, VA; single; coal miner; no previous marriages ( sic, married
and divorced); living at St. Paul, VA; son of Orea Coster and Mary Ruth (WHite) Fields; married on 6 Jun
1968 at Tazewell, VA; Ida Fern Green; age 25; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; waitress at WV Drive-In;
living in Tazewell, VA; no previous marriages; daughter of Forest and Naomi Emily (Mullins) Green.
3. Social Security Death Index, LDS Web Site.
Billy J. Fields; age 61; born 10 Dec 1941; died 5 Jul 2002; last residence, Welch, WV; card issued in VA;
4. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
Billy Joe Fields; born 10 Dec 1941 in St. Paul, Russell Co, VA; died 5 Jul 2002; SS# 225-62-0023.


Ida Fern Green

1. Tazewell Co, VA; Marriage Certificate # 68 023750; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Billy Joe Fields; age 26; born in Wise (sic, Russell) Co, VA; single; coal miner; no previous marriages
( sic, married and divorced); living at St. Paul, VA; son of Orea Coster and Mary Ruth (WHite) Fields;
married on 6 Jun 1968 at Tazewell, VA; Ida Fern Green; age 25; born in McDowell Co, WV; single;
waitress at WV Drive-In; living in Tazewell, VA; no previous marriages; daughter of Forest and Naomi
Emily (Mullins) Green.
2. FindAGrave,com Web Site; Iagere memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 31 Dec 2013.
Ida Fern Fields; born 19 Oct 1942; died 15 Aug 1985; buried here; double headstone photo shown
with husband, Billy J. Fields (no death date for him).


Billy Joe Fields

1. Virginia Divorce Records, 1918-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Billy Joe Fields; age 27 at time of decree;; born 10 Dec 1941 in Russell (sic?) Co, VA; construction
laborer; living at Box 51, Capels, WV; this was his first marriage; married 1 Dec 1962 at Lebanon,
VA; seperated 21 Feb 1968; divorce granted 23 Jan 1973 to Barbara Gay Turner; age 24 at time of decree;
born in Wise Co, VA; housewife; living at Route #1, St. Paul, VA; legal grounds of desertion; 2 children.
2. Tazewell Co, VA; Marriage Certificate # 68 023750; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Billy Joe Fields; age 26; born in Wise (sic, Russell) Co, VA; single; coal miner; no previous marriages ( sic, married
and divorced); living at St. Paul, VA; son of Orea Coster and Mary Ruth (WHite) Fields; married on 6 Jun
1968 at Tazewell, VA; Ida Fern Green; age 25; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; waitress at WV Drive-In;
living in Tazewell, VA; no previous marriages; daughter of Forest and Naomi Emily (Mullins) Green.
3. Social Security Death Index, LDS Web Site.
Billy J. Fields; age 61; born 10 Dec 1941; died 5 Jul 2002; last residence, Welch, WV; card issued in VA;
4. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
Billy Joe Fields; born 10 Dec 1941 in St. Paul, Russell Co, VA; died 5 Jul 2002; SS# 225-62-0023.


Barbara Gay Turner

1. Virginia Divorce Records, 1918-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Billy Joe Fields; age 27 at time of decree;; born 10 Dec 1941 in Russell (sic?) Co, VA; construction
laborer; living at Box 51, Capels, WV; this was his first marriage; married 1 Dec 1962 at Lebanon,
VA; seperated 21 Feb 1968; divorce granted 23 Jan 1973 to Barbara Gay Turner; age 24 at time of decree;
born in Wise Co, VA; housewife; living at Route #1, St. Paul, VA; legal grounds of desertion; 2 children.


James Walter Finley

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1948); Page 359; WV Aechives Web Site.
James Walter Finley; age 22; born and living at Wilcoe, Wv; single; married on 16 Nov 1948
at Welch, WV; Nellie Marie Morgan; age 19; born and living at Wilcoe, WV; single; with consent
of Rose Ellen Finley, mother of Nellie Marie Morgan.
3. Woodlawn Cemetery, McDowell Co, WV (sic,Bluewell, Mercer Co, ); submitted by Virginia Jenny Finley;
30 May 2016.
James Walter Finley; born 2 Feb 1926; died 28 May 2016; buried here; double grave marker photo shown with
wife, Nellie Marie Morgan Finley.
"James Walter Finley, 90, of Bedford, went to be with the Lord, at his calling on Saturday, May 28, 2016 after a long illness. He died at Roanoke Memorial Hospital with his faithful wife, Connie Brown Finley, of 27 years by his bedside. They were only six days away from celebrating 28 wonderful years of marriage.

Born in Filbert, West Virginia on February 2, 1926 and raised in Wilcoe, WV. James was a son of the late William Finley and Cosby Farmer Finley. He is also preceded in death by his first wife, Nellie Finley; son: Daniel Ray Finley, who died during delivery; sisters: Mae Finley Lester, Ollie Finley Morgan; brothers: Albert, Arley, Charles, Fred, Luther, and Clarence Finley.

James served honorably in the U.S. Army as a medical airman. He was a veteran of WWII and was awarded a victory medal while serving in the war. He worked for 30 years with US Steel Corporation at the Alpheus preparation plant in Gary, WV. James was of the Pentecostal Holiness denomination and was recognized by the Wilcoe Church of God for faithfully singing and playing the guitar.

In addition to his wife, Connie, he is survived by daughter, Brenda Finley Sturgell and Rick of Thorpe, WV; sons: Roger Doug Finley and Christine of Bluewell, WV, James Dallas Finley and Jessie of Pembroke, VA; step-son, Winston Riley Brown, Jr. and Laura of Woodbury, MN; grandchildren: Kevin Sturgell and Jamie of Thorpe, WV, Kimberly and Barry Wright of Bluefield, VA, Amy Mooney and Greg of Brushfork, WV, Steven Finley of Summersville, WV, Sarah Finley of Hurricane, WV, Nicole and Matthew Hill of Virginia Beach, VA, Lauren and Rebekah Brown of Woodbury, MN and 11 great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at Tharp Funeral Home with Pastor Michael Finley officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bluefield, West Virginia on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor James Clarence Finley officiating.

To send condolences online please visit tharpfuneralhome.com. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford is assisting the family.

Family links:
Parents:
William Riley Finley (1877 - 1949)
Cosby Jane Farmer Finley (1889 - 1970)

Spouse:
Nellie Marie Morgan Finley (1929 - 1987)*

Children:
Daniel Ray Finley (1962 - 1962)*

Siblings:
Arley James Finley (1905 - 1979)*
Charles Edward Finley (1908 - 1976)*
Fred Franklin Finley (1912 - 1988)*
Ollie Isabel Finley Morgan (1915 - 2003)*
Clarence Julian Finley (1917 - 2001)*
Mae Emaline Finley Lester (1921 - 2015)*
Albert Lee Finley (1924 - 1978)*
James Walter Finley (1926 - 2016)
Luther Thomas Finley (1929 - 2008)*

*Calculated relationship..."


Nellie Marie Morgan

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1948); Page 359; WV Archives Web Site.
James Walter Finley; age 22; born and living at Wilcoe, Wv; single; married on 16 Nov 1948
at Welch, WV; Nellie Marie Morgan; age 19; born and living at Wilcoe, WV; single; with consent
of Rose Ellen Finley, mother of Nellie Marie Morgan.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1951); Page 66; WV Archives Web Site.
Nick Kosmos; age 22; born in Welch, WV; single; living at Junior Poca, WV; married on
10 Nov 1951 at Wilcoe, WV; Marie Morgan; age 21; born and living at Wilcoe, WV; single;.
(Unsure if this is same Nellie Marie Morgan as in Ref 1)
3. Woodlawn Cemetery, McDowell Co, WV (sic,Bluewell, Mercer Co, ); submitted by Virginia Jenny Finley;
30 May 2016.
Nellie Marie Morgan Finley; born 25 Jun 1929 at Wilcoe, WV; died Apr 1987 in McDowell Co, WV; buried
here; double grave marker photo shown with husband, James W. Finley.


Daniel R. Finley

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Registry; Vol #__(1962); Browns Creek District; WV Archives Web Site.
Baby Boy Finley; born and died 27 Dec 1962 in Grace Hospital, Welch, WV; stillborn; strangulation,
breech delivery; parents; James Walter and Nellie Marie (Morgan) Finley; living at Thorpe, WV; buried
28 Dec 1962 in Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, WV; informant, James W. Finley.
2. FindAGrave,com Web Site; Iagere memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Kenneth Bowman; 16 Aug 2012; headstone photo added by B. Walls.
Daniel R. Finley; born and died 27 Dec 1962 at Welch, WV; buried here; headstone with personal photo shown.


Joseph Nathanial "Joe" Fisher

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 14 Apr 1930; Page 257B; Image
34 of 51; Family #284/288.
Listed as Joe Fisher; age 6; born in WV; single; in household of father, Thomas B. Fisher.
2. 1940 Census, Fairfax Co, VA; Dranesville District; E.D. 30-8; taken on 11 May 1940; Page 102A'
Image 37 of 43; Household #346.
Listed as Joe Fisher; age 16; born in WV; single; 3th grade education; attending school; lived in McDowell
Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Thomas B. Fisher.
3. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Joe N Fisher
Birth Date: 7 Dec 1923
Phone Number: 436-4960
Address: 269 Stewart St, Welch, WV, 24801-2030 (1995)
[PO Box 84, Coalwood, WV, 24801-0084 (1995)]
[General Delivery, Coalwood, WV, 24801-9999 (1987)]
[PO Box 5, Vivian, WV, 24853-0005]
[PO Box 5, Vivian, WV, 24853-0005 (1988)] "
4. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Joe Nathaniel Fisher
Address: PO Box 795, Kimball, WV, 24853-0795 (1993"
5. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1961); Page 206, WV Archives Web Site.
Joe Nathanial Fisher; age 37; born in Avondale, WV; single; living at Coalwood, WV;
married on 4 Apr 1961 at Welch, WV; Dorothy Mae Kirk; age 29; born and living at
Coalwood, WV; single.
6. United States Social Security Death Index; LDS Web Site.
"Age 88
Given Name Joe
Middle Name N
Surname Fisher
Birth Date 07 Dec 1923
State Virginia
Last Place of Residence MERCER, West Virginia
Previous Residence Postal Code 24740
Event Date 10 Aug 2011"


Dorothy Mae Kirk

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1961); Page 206, WV Archives Web Site.
Joe Nathanial Fisher; age 37; born in Avondale, WV; single; living at Coalwood, WV;
married on 4 Apr 1961 at Welch, WV; Dorothy Mae Kirk; age 29; born and living at
Coalwood, WV; single.
2. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Dorothy Fisher; born 31 May 1931; died in Feb 1977; last residence, Coalwood, McDowell Co, WV;
SS# 232-70-5305; card issued in NC or WV in 1960-1961.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 25 Dec 2014.
Dorothy M. Fisher; born in 1931; died in 1977; buried here; grave marker photo shown;
"ALWAYS IN OUR HEARTS".


Tammy Mae Fisher

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'67 005355; WV Archives Web Site.
Tammy Mae Fisher; age 4 days; born 17 Apr 1967 at Welch, WV; daughter of Joe N.
and Dorothy (Kirk) Fisher, living at Coalwood, WV; died 21 Apr 1967 in Welch Emergency
Hospital, Welch, WV; due to respirotory insuficiency; buried 25 Apr 1967 in Bartly Cemetery,
Bartley, WV; informant, Joe N. Fisher, Coalwood, WV.


John Fisher

1. 1860 Census, Bedford Co, VA; Northern District; Lone Pine PO; taken on 5/6 Sep 1860; Page 393; Image
95 of 141; Family #676/670.
Listed as John Fisher; age 41; born in VA; farmer; head of household.
2. 1870 Census, Bedford Co, VA; Otter Township; Liberty PO; taken on 13 Jul 1870; Page 311A; Image 51 of
102; Family #144/139.
Listed ad John Fisher; age 49 (?); born in VA; farmer; head of household.
3. 1880 Census, Campbell Co, VA; Brookville District; taken on 16 Jun 1880; Page 35A; Image 33 of
44; Family #305/310.
Listed as John Fisher; age 61; born in VA; married; laborer; in household of son, Hannibal H. Fisher.


Elizabeth Edna North

1. 1860 Census, Bedford Co, VA; Northern District; Lone Pine PO; taken on 5/6 Sep 1860; Page 393; Image
95 of 141; Family #676/670.
Listed as Elizabeth Fisher; age 35; born in VA; in household of husband, John Fisher.
2. 1870 Census, Bedford Co, VA; Otter Township; Liberty PO; taken on 13 Jul 1870; Page 311A; Image 51 of
102; Family #144/139.
Listed ad Edna Fisher; age 40; born in VA; keeping house; in household of husband, John Fisher.
3. 1880 Census, Campbell Co, VA; Brookville District; taken on 16 Jun 1880; Page 35A; Image 33 of
44; Family #305/310.
Listed as Edna Fisher; age 50; born in VA; married; at home; in household of son, Hannibal H. Fisher.


Martha A. Fisher

1. 1860 Census, Bedford Co, VA; Northern District; Lone Pine PO; taken on 5/6 Sep 1860; Page 393; Image
95 of 141; Family #676/670.
Listed as Martha A. Fisher; age 13; born in VA; in household of father, John Fisher.


Fannie B. Fisher

1. 1860 Census, Bedford Co, VA; Northern District; Lone Pine PO; taken on 5/6 Sep 1860; Page 393; Image
95 of 141; Family #676/670.
Listed as Fannie B. Fisher; age 12; born in VA; in household of father, John Fisher.


William T. Fisher

1. 1860 Census, Bedford Co, VA; Northern District; Lone Pine PO; taken on 5/6 Sep 1860; Page 393; Image
95 of 141; Family #676/670.
Listed as William T. Fisher; age 4; born in VA; in household of father, John Fisher.
2. 1870 Census, Bedford Co, VA; Otter Township; Liberty PO; taken on 13 Jul 1870; Page 311A; Image 51 of
102; Family #144/139.
Listed as William Fisher; age 12; born in VA; at home; in household of father, John Fisher.


Mary Ray

1. 1860 Census, Bedford Co, VA; Northern District; Lone Pine PO; taken on 5/6 Sep 1860; Page 393; Image
95 of 141; Family #676/670.
Listed as Mary North; age 70; born in VA; in household of son-in-law?, John Fisher.


Alta Charles Fitzpatrick

1. 1940 Census, Lawrence Co, KY; Maynard Branch; E.D. 69-4; taken on 22 Apr 1940; Page 51B;
Image 8 of 24; Househld #55.
Listed as Alta Fitzpatrick; age 24; born in KY; married; 2 yrs HS education; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; coal miner; head of household.
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Alta Charles Fitzpatrick
[Alta Fitzpatrick]
SSN: 400091033
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 22 Sep 1915
Birth Place: Lawernce Cou, Kentucky
Death Date: 30 May 1995
Father: Shelton Fitzpatrick
Mother: Myrtle Singer
Disability Status: Disability denied - no record of type.
Type of Claim: Original SSN.
Notes: Nov 1936: Name listed as ALTA CHARLES FITZPATRICK; 20 Jun 1995: Name listed as ALTA FITZPATRICK"
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 20 Jun 2014.
Alta C. Fitzpatrick; born 22 Sep 1915; died 30 May 1995; buried here; double headstone photo shown
with wife Anna Lou.


Anna Lou Belcher

1. 1920 Census, Lawrence Co, KY; Rockcastle Precinct; taken on 12/13 Jan 1920; Page 155B;
Image 12 of 19; Family #87/87.
Listed as Annie L. Belcher; age 4 yrs, 3 mons; born in KY; in household of father, Andrew Belcher.
2. 1940 Census, Lawrence Co, KY; Maynard Branch; E.D. 69-4; taken on 22 Apr 1940; Page 51B;
Image 8 of 24; Househld #55.
Listed as Anna L. Fitzpatrick; age 24; born in KY; married; 2 yrs HS education; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Alta C. Fitzpatrick.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 21 Jun 2014.
Anna Lou Fitzpatrick; born 18 Sep 1915; died 6 Oct 2004; buried here; double headstone photo shown
with husband, Alta C. Fitzpatrick; no death date engraved on headstone.


Ked R. Fitzpatrick

1. 1940 Census, Lawrence Co, KY; Maynard Branch; E.D. 69-4; taken on 22 Apr 1940; Page 51B;
Image 8 of 24; Househld #55.
Listed as Ked R. Fitzpatrick; age 6 mons; born in KY; in household of father, Alta C. Fitzpatrick.