McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Lora Gaddis

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom
Hatcher and Sandra Long; "The Gaddis Family"; Article; Page 147; submitted by Dana Gaddis,
Coalwood, WV 24824.


William Leftwich Lester

1. Giles Co, VA; Marriage License #14370; Ancestry.com Web Site.
William Leftwich Lester; age 20; born in Giles Co, VA; single; timber work; living at Red
Sulphur Springs, WV; son of Tom and Minnie (Jones) Lester; married on 22 May 1939
at Pearisburg, VA; Vivian N. Bishop; age 20; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; ;iving at
Red Sulphur Springs, WV; daughter of George and Sarah (Lester) Bishop.


Vivian Miners Bishop

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Carswell, Houston Coal Co; taken on 26
Jan 1920; Page 163A; Family #370.
Listed as Vivian Bishop; age 8 mons; born in WV; in household of father, George W. Bishop.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 14 Apr 1930; Page 136B;
Family #348.
Listed as Vivian Bishop; age 11; born in WV; in household of father, George W. Bishop.
3. Giles Co, VA; Marriage License #14370; Ancestry.com Web Site.
William Leftwich Lester; age 20; born in Giles Co, VA; single; timber work; living at Red
Sulphur Springs, WV; son of Tom and Minnie (Jones) Lester; married on 22 May 1939
at Pearisburg, VA; Vivian N. Bishop; age 20; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; ;iving at
Red Sulphur Springs, WV; daughter of George and Sarah (Lester) Bishop.
4. Bath Co, WV; Marriage License #30667; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Ray Daniel Coffman; age 75; born in Lewisburg, WV; widowed; carpenter; one previous
marriage; living at 610 Roncervete Ave, Roncervete, WV; son of Jacob Samuel and Emma
Lucreica (Jones0 Coffman; married on 11 Sep 1964 at Clifton Forge, VA; Vivian Bishop
Lester, maiden name, Vivian Miners Bishop; age 45; born in Vivian, WV; divorced; one previous
marriage; living at Ballard, WV; daughter of George Washington and Sarah Eveline (Luster)
Bishop.
5. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Vivian Bishop Lester
[Vivian Bishop Coffman]
[Vivian Coffman]
[Vivian Bishop Bishop]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 21 Mar 1919
Birth Place: Bottom Creek, West Virginia
[Vivian McDow??, West Virginia]
Death Date: 13 Oct 2007
Father: George W Bishop
Mother: Sarah Luster
SSN: 235280253
Notes: Apr 1940: Name listed as VIVIAN BISHOP LESTER;
Jan 1966: Name listed as VIVIAN BISHOP COFFMAN;
01 Nov 2007: Name listed as VIVIAN B COFFMAN"
6. Social Security Death Index; LDS Web Site.
"Age 88
Given Name Vivian
Middle Name B
Surname Coffman
Birth Date 21 Mar 1919
State West virginia
Last Place of Residence Greenbrier, West virginia
Previous Residence Postal Code 24970
Event Date 13 Oct 2007"
7. "The Register-Herald"; Beckley, WV; Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007; Newspaper Obit.
"RONCEVERTE -- Vivian B. Coffman, 88, of Ronceverte, passed away Saturday night, Oct. 13, 2007.
A "Celebration of Her Life" will be 3 p.m., today, Oct. 17, 2007, at the Ronceverte Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends 1 p.m. until funeral time at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Chapter Headquarters, West Virginia, 1111 Lee Street, East, Charleston, WV 25301, phone: 343-2717...."


Ray McCallister

1. U.S., World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Ray McCallister
Birth Year: 1917
Race: White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: West Virginia
State of Residence: West Virginia
County or City: Logan

Enlistment Date: 13 Dec 1940
Enlistment State: Kentucky
Enlistment City: Fort Thomas Newport
Branch: Infantry
Branch Code: Infantry
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Component: Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life

Education: Grammar school
Civil Occupation: Semiskilled miners, and mining-machine operators
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Height: 66
Weight: 148"
2. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #86-033585; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Ray McCallister; age 68; born 5 Dec 1917 in WV; widowed; this was his second marriage;
first marriage ended 27 Nov 1978 (death of first wife); 5th grade education; living at Box 594,
Gary, WV; son of William Russell and Lisse May( Dellion) McCallister; married on 23 Jul 1986
in Buchanan Co, VA; Gracie Hollins; maiden name Fields; widow; this was her second marriage;
first marriage ended 30 Oct 1983 (death of first husband); 8th grade education; living at Box 193.
Happy, Perry Co, KY; daughter of Wilson and Eliza Jane (Hall) Fields.
3. United States Public Records, 1970-2009, LDS Web Site.
"Name Ray Mccallister
Residence Date 01 May 2001
Residence Place Bradshaw, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 05 Dec 1917
Phone Number..."
"Phone Number Recorded Date 01 Dec 2004
Address 80 80 Rr 544
Address Continued Bradshaw, West Virginia 24817
2nd Address Ream
2nd Address Continued Gary, West Virginia 24836
2nd Address Date 01 Aug 1997-01 Oct 2001
3rd Address 594 PO Box
3rd Address Continued Gary, West Virginia 24836
3rd Address Date 01 Jun 1993-01 Dec 2004
Possible Relatives Anita Hope Blankenship..."
4. U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010: Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Ray McCallister
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 5 Dec 1917
Death Date: 11 Nov 2000
Cause of Death: Natural
SSN: 495165397
Branch 1: ARMY
Enlistment Date 1: 13 Dec 1940
Release Date 1: 26 Jul 1945"
5. U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Ray McCallister
Service Info.: S SGT US ARMY WORLD WAR II
Birth Date: 5 Dec 1917
Death Date: 11 Nov 2000
Cemetery: Iaeger Memorial Cemetery
Cemetery Address: State Rt 7 & Rt 52 Roderfield, WV 24881"
6. FindAGrave.com Wed Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 28 Dec 2013.
Dorothy McCallister; born in 1921; died in 1978; buried here; double headstone photo shown with husband
Ray McCallister. (There is no death date on the headstone. Apparentently this was overlooked and was not
updated at his death) (No memorial given for Ray McCallister)


Gracie Fields

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #86-033585; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Ray McCallister; age 68; born 5 Dec 1917 in WV; widowed; this was his second marriage;
first marriage ended 27 Nov 1978 (death of first wife); 5th grade education; living at Box 594,
Gary, WV; son of William Russell and Lisse May( Dellion) McCallister; married on 23 Jul 1986
in Buchanan Co, VA; Gracie Hollins; maiden name Fields; widow; this was her second marriage;
first marriage ended 30 Oct 1983 (death of first husband); 8th grade education; living at Box 193.
Happy, Perry Co, KY; daughter of Wilson and Eliza Jane (Hall) Fields.


Luther Harman Byrd I

1. 1900 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Clear Fork District, taken on 20 Jun 1900, Page 32A, Family #146.
Listed as Luther H. Bird, age 8, born in Apr 1892 in VA, in household of father, Doctor H. Byrd.


William Graves

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1939); Page 98; WV Archives Web Site.
William Graves; born 12 Jul 1916 in Reidsville, NC; single; colored; living at Eckman, WV; son of
Walter and Zena; married on 23 Feb 1939 in Welch, WV; Sarah Allen; born 26 Jul 1920 in
Vuckingham (sic, Buckingham) Co, VA; single; colored; living in Havaco, WV; daughter of Ervin and
Edna.


Sarah Allen

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1939); Page 98; WV Archives Web Site.
William Graves; born 12 Jul 1916 in Reidsville, NC; single; colored; living at Eckman, WV; son of
Walter and Zena; married on 23 Feb 1939 in Welch, WV; Sarah Allen; born 26 Jul 1920 in
Vuckingham (sic, Buckingham) Co, VA; single; colored; living in Havaco, WV; daughter of Ervin and
Edna.


Steve Gergely Jr

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1939); Page 191; WV Archives Web Site.
Steve Gergely, Jr; born 12 May 1914 in Glen Alum, WV; single; living at Thorpe, WV; son of Steve and
Ann; married on 1 Jul 1939 at Gary, WV; Mary Groch; born 20 Aug 1921 in Thorpe, WV; single; living
at Thorpe, WV; daughter of Mike and Mary,


Mary Ann Groch

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1939); Page 191; WV Archives Web Site.
Steve Gergely, Jr; born 12 May 1914 in Glen Alum, WV; single; living at Thorpe, WV; son of Steve and
Ann; married on 1 Jul 1939 at Gary, WV; Mary Groch; born 20 Aug 1921 in Thorpe, WV; single; living
at Thorpe, WV; daughter of Mike and Mary,
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Thorpe; E.D. 24-6; taken 19 Apr 1940; Page 128A;
Image 23 of 48; Household #36.
Listed as Mary Groch; age 18; born in WV; single?; 8th grade education; not attending school; lived
in same house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Mike Groch.
3. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Mary Ann Gergely
[Mary A Gergely]
[Mary Ann Groch]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 20 Aug 1921
Birth Place: Thorpe McDow, West Virginia
Death Date: 4 Apr 1998
Father: Mike Groch
Mother: Mary A Boborasky
SSN: 234863200
Notes: Aug 1968: Name listed as MARY ANN GERGELY;
09 Apr 1998: Name listed as MARY A GERGELY"


Paris Daniel McPeake

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1966); Page 159; WV Archives Web Site.
Paris Daniel McPeake; age 19; born 19 Jun 1947 at Hemphill, WV; single; living at Davy, WV; son of
Charles L. and Gladys (Mitchell) McPeake; married on 16 Aug 1966 at Davy, WV; Mary Jane Green;
age 16; born 2 Feb 1950 at Davy, WV; single; living at Davy, WV; daughter of ____ and Myrtle Green;
with consent of Charles L. McPeake, father; mother deceased; of Paris Daniel Mcpeake; and Myrtle Green,
mother of Mary Jane Green.


Mary Jane Green

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1966); Page 159; WV Archives Web Site.
Paris Daniel McPeake; age 19; born 19 Jun 1947 at Hemphill, WV; single; living at Davy, WV; son of
Charles L. and Gladys (Mitchell) McPeake; married on 16 Aug 1966 at Davy, WV; Mary Jane Green;
age 16; born 2 Feb 1950 at Davy, WV; single; living at Davy, WV; daughter of ____ and Myrtle Green;
with consent of Charles L. McPeake, father; mother deceased; of Paris Daniel Mcpeake; and Myrtle Green,
mother of Mary Jane Green.
2. Douglas Mortuary; Welch, WV; Posted Obit.
"Mary Jane McPeak, 67, of Davy passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017 in Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, Ky.
"Born February 2, 1950 in Welch she was the daughter of the late Andy Green and Myrtle Alberty Green. She was a homemaker and a member of the Davy Pentecostal Full Gospel Church, Davy. She was devoted to her family, and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
"In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Paris Daniel McPeak; a daughter, Donna Lynn McPeak; two brothers, Timmy and Steve Green; four sisters, Ellen Lambert, Betty Mitchell, Janet Johnson and Lois Mitchell; and a sister-in-law, Patsy Blankenship.
"Those left to cherish her memory are her loving son, Richard McPeak of Davy; three brothers, Rex Green of Twin Branch, and Kermit and Russell Green both of Davy; two sisters, Margie Ramey of Chicago, IL and Beatrice Lester of Davy; brothers-in-law Eddie McPeak and Larry Dean “Rick” McPeak both of Chicago; 3 grandchildren, Robert Brian Keaton of Hemphill, and Brittany Nicole McPeak and Casandra McPeak of Big Sandy. 4 great grandchildren, Daniel Lee Keaton, Jeremy Keaton, Carter Keaton and Brooke Ratliff.
"Funeral service will be held Monday, April 3, at 11 a.m. in the Davy Pentecostal Full Gospel Church with the Revs. Marie and Jack Bolden officiating. Burial will follow in Thompson Cemetery at Big Jenny...."