McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individules

Notes


J.B. McKenzie

1. Logan Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1928); Page 125; Line #15; WV Archives Web Site.
J.B. McKenzie; age 29; born in Italy; single; living at Yolyn, WV; electrician; son of Joseph M. and
Mary Ann (Bilotci) Mckenzie; married on 14 Jul 1928 at Logan, WV; Lula Alfrey; age 18; born in
KY; divorced; living at Yolyn, WV; daughter of Harry and Sarah (Brown) Alfrey.


Lula Alfrey

1. Logan Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1928); Page 125; Line #15; WV Archives Web Site.
J.B. McKenzie; age 29; born in Italy; single; living at Yolyn, WV; electrician; son of Joseph M. and
Mary Ann (Bilotci) Mckenzie; married on 14 Jul 1928 at Logan, WV; Lula Alfrey; age 18; born in
KY; divorced; living at Yolyn, WV; daughter of Harry and Sarah (Brown) Alfrey.


Fletcher Gray

1. 1900 Census, Scott Co, VA; DeKalb District; taken on 22 Jun 1900; Page 202A; Image 29 of 39;
Family #282/287.
Listed as Fletcher Gray; age 15; born in Jun 1884 in VA; in household of father, Frank Gray.
2. 1910 Census, Scott Co, VA; DeKalb District; taken on 18 May 1910; Page 15B; Image 30 of 42;
Family # 303/303.
Listed as Fletcher Gray; age 26; born in VA; married once for 4 yrs; black; farmer; head of household.
3. McDowell co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Card #3674; 12 Sep 1918; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Fletcher Gray; age 35; born 1 Nov 1883 ; permanent address, Gate City, Scott Co, VA; coke puller for
US Coal and Coke Co, Wilcoe, WV; nearest relative, Mollie Gray, wife, Wilcoe, WV; medium height and
build; dark eyes and black hair.
4. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Wilcoe; taken on 31 Jan 1920; Page 161A; Image
15 of 24; Family #310/334.
Listed as Fletcher Gray; age 37; born in VA; married; black; laborer for coal company; head of household.
5. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1928); Page 227; WV Archives Web Site.
Fletcher Gray; age 42; born in Scott Co, VA; widowed; black; miner; living at Premier, WV; son of Frank
and Nancy Gray; married on 4 Feb 1928 at Welch, WV; Kattie Williams; age 37; born in Knoxville, TN;
widow; living at Premier, WV; daughter of Jessie and Ester Avery.
6. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Welch; Howard Camp; taken on 8 Apr 1930;
Page 255B; Image 18 of 21; Family #136/184.
Listed as Fletcher Grey; age 40; born in VA; married at 15; Negro; loads coal in mine; head of household.
7. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Claren; Hensley Hollow; E.D. 24-36; taken
on 29 Apr 1940; Page 740B; Image 40 of 48; Household #333.
Listed as Fletcher Gray; age 56; born in VA; widowed; Negro; 6th grade education; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; laborer on WPA project; head of household.
8. McDowell Co, WV; WW II Draft Registration Card #U-1211; 27 Apr 1942; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Fletcher (no middle name) Gray; age 58; born 1 Nov 1884 in Scott Co, VA; living at Big Sandy, WV; person
who will always know address, Nora Bessie Gary, Big Sandy, WV; employed at Welch, WV; Negro; 5'9" tall'
162 lbs; black eyes; gray hair; black complexion.
9. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 30 Dec 2013.
Fletcher Gray; born in 1885; died in 1949; buried here; grave marker photo shown.


Mollie Wright

1. 1910 Census, Scott Co, VA; DeKalb District; taken on 18 May 1910; Page 15B; Image 30 of 42;
Family # 303/303.
Listed as Mary J. Gray; age 19; born in VA; married once for 4 yrs; black; 2 children; both living; in
household of husband, Fletcher R. Gray.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Wilcoe; taken on 31 Jan 1920; Page 161A; Image
15 of 24; Family #310/334.
Listed as Mollie Gray; age 28; born in VA; married; black; in household of husband, Fletcher R. Gray.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate # 6247; WV Archives Web Site.
Mollie Gray; age about 36; married; black; wife of Fletcher Gray; living at Fall River, WV; daughter of unknown
parents; died 1 May 1927 at Welch, WV; due to ruptured appendix; peretenitis; buried 3 May 1927 at Roderfield,
WV.


Lonnie Gray

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Wilcoe; taken on 31 Jan 1920; Page 161A; Image
15 of 24; Family #310/334.
Listed as Lonnie Gray; age 4 yrs, 4 mons; born in VA; black; in household of father, Fletcher R. Gray.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Welch; Howard Camp; taken on 8 Apr 1930;
Page 255B; Image 18 of 21; Family #136/184.
Listed as Loney Grey; age 16; born in VA; Negro; in household of father, Fletcher R. Gray.


Savenia Gray

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #2021; WV Archives Web Site.
Savenia Gray; born and died 28 Dec 1917 at Thorpe; lived 7 hrs; black; daughter of Fletcher and Mollie
Gray; premature birth; mother had tuberculosis; no burial information; informant, Mollie Gray.


John Gray

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Welch; Howard Camp; taken on 8 Apr 1930;
Page 255B; Image 18 of 21; Family #136/184.
Listed as John Grey; age 7; born in WV; Negro; in household of father, Fletcher R. Gray.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Claren; Hensley Hollow; E.D. 24-36; taken
on 29 Apr 1940; Page 740B; Image 40 of 48; Household #333.
Listed as John Gray; age 18; born in WV; single; Negro; 8th grade education; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Fletcher R. Gray.


Nora Bessie Gray

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Claren; Hensley Hollow; E.D. 24-36; taken
on 29 Apr 1940; Page 740B; Image 40 of 48; Household #333.
Listed as Nora Gray; age 14; born in WV; single; Negro; 6th grade education; attending school; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Fletcher R. Gray.


Darlene "Pinto" Day

1. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Darlene "Pinto" Day Kennedy, 61, of Jolo, WV, died Monday, February 13, 2017, at Buchanan General Hospital in Grundy, VA.

"Darlene was born December 4, 1955, a daughter of the late Will and Pebble Pruitt Day. She was a housewife, loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She always put her family first in everything. Darlene loved to sing and talking on the phone to family and friends. She said she was ready to go home and meet the Lord and today she did.

" In addition to her parents Darlene was preceded in death by a niece, Candace Mullins, and her in- laws, Joe and Agnes Kennedy.

"Survivors her husband of 44 years, Aaron Kennedy of the home; one son, Adam (Ollie) Kennedy of Jolo, WV; two daughters, Stephanie (Terry) Estep of Max Meadows, VA, and Shelia (Nick) Justus of Princeton, WV; eight grandchildren, Brandon, Taylor, Amber, Madison, Valencia, Braxton, Vanity and Victoria; two brothers, Herman (Betty) Day of Beartown, WV, and Curtis (Sylvia) Day of Asheboro, NC; five sisters, Marylis and Sharon Day both of Jolo, WV, Bonnie (Billy Joe) Kennedy also of Jolo, WV, Cora (Carl Wayne) Hagerman of Rockridge, WV, and Sue (Hobert) Mullins of Estep Ridge, WV; and a special brother-in-law, Bobby Kennedy of English, WV.

"Funeral services will be conducted Friday, February 17, 2017 at 1 o'clock with Evangelist Hobert Kennedy and Pastor Herman Day officiating at the Crossview Church of Christ on Stateline Ridge near Paynesville, WV. Burial will follow in the Lone Oak Cemetery at Three Forks near Jolo, WV...."


Wilbur Wade Cook

1. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Wilbur Wade Cook
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 32
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Place: Cyclone, West Virginia, USA
Birth Date: 15 Feb 1908
Residence Place: Cyclone, Wyoming, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 16 Oct 1940
Employer: Buffalo Chilton Coal Co
Weight: 150
Complexion: Ruddy
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5 10
Next of Kin: Pearl Cook
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Wilbur Wade Cook Self (Head)
Pearl Cook Wife"
2. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Wade Cook
SSN: 232-34-7960
Last Residence:
24827 Cyclone, Wyoming, West Virginia, USA
BORN: 15 Feb 1908
Died: 13 Feb 1992
State (Year) SSN issued: North Carolina or West Virginia (Before 1951)"


James Washington Pratt

1. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Baylesville District; Baileysville; E.D.55-1; taken on 19 Apr 1940;
Page 5B; Image 10 of 45; Household #62.
Listed as Jem Pratt; age 39; born in VA; married; 8th grade education; lived in McDowell Co, WV on
1 Apr 1935; coal miner; head of household.
2. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: James Washington Pratt
Race: White
Birth Date: 3 Jun 1901
Birth Place: Bondtown, Virginia, USA
Residence: Baileysville, Wyoming, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 16 Feb 1942
Occupation: Red Jacket Coal Co
Weight: 167
Complexion: Ruddy
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 6 1
Next of Kin: Beatrice Pratt
Household Members:
Name
James Washington Pratt"
3. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: James Pratt
SSN: 235-05-7399
Last Residence:
West Virginia
BORN: 3 Jun 1901
Died: Jan 1965
State (Year) SSN issued: West Virginia (Before 1951)"
4.


Beatrice Gilley

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Davy; taken on 2 Jan 1920; Page 230A;
Image 5 of 37; Family #47/48.
Listed as Beatrice M. Gilley; age 14; born in WV in household of father, Robert H. Gilley.
2. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Baylesville District; Baileysville; E.D.55-1; taken on 19 Apr 1940;
Page 5B; Image 10 of 45; Household #62.
Listed as Beatrice Pratt; age 34; born in WV; married; 1 yr HS education; lived in McDowell Co, WV on
1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, James W. Pratt.


Nancy Pratt

1. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Baylesville District; Baileysville; E.D.55-1; taken on 19 Apr 1940;
Page 5B; Image 10 of 45; Household #62.
Listed as Nancy Pratt; age 6; born in WV; no education; not attending school; lived in McDowell Co, WV on
1 Apr 1935; in household of father, James W. Pratt.


Fredrick Pratt

1. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Baylesville District; Baileysville; E.D.55-1; taken on 19 Apr 1940;
Page 5B; Image 10 of 45; Household #62.
Listed as Fredrick Pratt; age 3; born in WV; in household of father, James W. Pratt.


Harrison C. Pratt

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Registry; Vol #__(1968); Browns Creek District; Page __; WV Archives Web Site.
Harrison C. Pratt; age 25; born 16 Mar 1943 in WV; single; construction worker; living at Baileysville, WV;
son of James W. and Beatrice (Gilley) Pratt; died 27 Apr 1968 in Welch Emergency Hospital, Welch, WV;
due to respiratory failure; massive intake of sedative pills; buried 1 May 1968 in Iaeger Memorial,
Roderfield, WV; informant, Beatrice Pratt, Baileysville, WV.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Kenneth Bowen; 2 Jun 2012; grave marker photo added by B. Walls.
Harrison C. Pratt; born 16 May 1943; died 27 Apr 1968; buried here; grave marker photo shown;
"WEST VIRGINIA * SR US NAVY".


Manuel Montero Jr

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1935); Page 157; WV Archives Web Site.
Manuel Montero; age 27; born in Spain; single; miner; living at Raysal, WV; son of Manuel and
Josephine; married on 29 Mar 1935 in Welch, WV; Lola Rambo; age 18; born in Wise Co, VA;
single; living at Raysal, WV; daughter of Walter and Lillian.


Lola Estalle Rambo

1. Virginia, Birth Records, 1912-2014, Delayed Birth Records, 1854-1911; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Lola Estelle Rambo
Birth Date: 31 Aug 1918
Birth Place: Wise, Virginia, USA"
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1935); Page 157; WV Archives Web Site.
Manuel Montero; age 27; born in Spain; single; miner; living at Raysal, WV; son of Manuel and
Josephine; married on 29 Mar 1935 in Welch, WV; Lola Rambo; age 18; born in Wise Co, VA;
single; living at Raysal, WV; daughter of Walter and Lillian.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #13237; WV Archives Web Site.
Lola Montero; age 32; born 1 Sep 1918 in St. Paul, VA; married housewife; living at Bradshaw, WV;
daughter of Walter and Lillian (Trent) Rambo; died 7 Sep 1950 at Bradshaw, WV; due to pulmonary
TB; buried 10 Sep 1950 in Iaeger Memorial; informant, Walter Rambo.
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 11Dec 2013.
Lola E. Montero; born 1 Sep 1919 (differs from Ref 1); died 7 Sep 1950; buried here; headstone photo
shown; "MOTHER".


Ethelyn Bishop

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 14 Apr 1930; Page 136B;
Family #348.
Listed as Etheline Bishop; age 7; born in WV; in household of father, George W. Bishop.


James Alvin Thompson

1. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"James Alvin Thompson, 78 of Davy, WV, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Tazewell Carilion Hospital in Tazewell, VA.

"He was born April 10, 1939 in Marytown, WV, a son of the late Jessie James and Lydia Lester Thompson. He was a retired coal miner.

"In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife Dorothy Thompson and second wife Carol Thompson; three brothers William Harvey, Jerry Wayne and Paul David Thompson;

"Those left behind to cherish his memory are three brothers, Charles Henry, Thomas O’Neil and Danny lee Thompson all of Tazewell, VA; one sister, Dorothy Marie Parks of Davy, WV; a very special niece Vicki Parks Muncy whom was his caregiver and who James made his home with; a special great niece and nephew, Tiffany Starr and Elijah Jake Muncy; two special close friends Rick Walls of Herndon, WV, and Lee Shamblin of Bradshaw, WV; also several other nieces and nephews.

"Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 12 noon, with Elder Arthur Short Officiating at the chapel of Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger, WV. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bluewell, WV...."