McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV; Families and Individuals

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Shelia Lee Atwell

1. FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by Elizabeth Reed-Eanes; 29 Jul 2011.
"Sheila Lee Atwell Allen
Birth 16 Sep 1953
Death 16 Apr 1989 (aged 35)
Burial
Gilbert Day Cemetery
Bearwallow, Buchanan County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 74127673"


Governor Swain Hodson

1. 1910 Census, John Co, TN; District #1; taken 9 May 1910; Page 19A; Family #337/343.
Listed as Governor S. Hudson (sic, Hodson); age 27; born in NC; married once for 6 yrs; laborer in
lath mill; head of household,
2. Wyoming Co, WV; WW I; Draft Registration Card #1376; 12 Sep 1918; Ancestry.com Website.
Governor Swain Hodson; age 36; born 11 Jan 1882; living in Maben, WV; timberman for W.M. Ritter
Lumber Co, Maben, WV; nearest relative, Evelyn Hodson; Maben, WV; medium height and build;
black eyes and black hair.
3. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; Maben; taken 29 Jan 1920; Page 285A;
Family #163/172.
Listed as G.L. Hodson; age 38; born in NC; married; laborer for lumber company; head of
household.
4. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; Maben; taken 9 Apr 1930; Page 272B;
Family #70/70.
Listed as Swain G. Hodson; age 48; born in NC; married at 21; laborer in planing mill
5. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; Maben; E.D. 55-14; taken 15 Apr 1940; Page
379B; Household #31.
Listed as Governor Swain Hodson; age 58; born in NC; married; 6th grade education; lived in same
place on 1 Apr 1935; works in planing mill manufacturing lumber; head of household.
5. Wyoming Co, WV; Death Certificate #11513; WV Archives Website.
Governor Swain Hodson; age 59 yrs, 6 mons, 29 yrs; born 11 Jan 1882 in Ashe Co, NC; married;
husband of Josephine Dockery, age 56; lumberman; living at Maben, WV; son of unknown parents;
died due to heart attack; found dead in woods; buried 12 Aug 1941 in Maben, WV; informant, Lee
Hodson, Maben, WV.


Evelyn Josephine Dockery

1. 1910 Census, John Co, TN; District #1; taken 9 May 1910; Page 19A; Family #337/343.
Listed as Eviline H. Hudson (sic, Hodson); age 24; born in NC; married once for 6 yrs; 3 children, all
living; in household of husband, Governor S. Hodson.
2. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; Maben; taken 29 Jan 1920; Page 285A;
Family #163/172.
Listed as Annie (sic) Hodson; age 34; born in NC; married; in household of husband, Governor S.
Hodson.
3. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; Maben; taken 9 Apr 1930; Page 272B;
Family #70/70.
Listed as Evelyn Hodson; age 44; born in NC; married at 18; in household of husband, Governor S.
Hodson.
4. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; Maben; E.D. 55-14; taken 15 Apr 1940; Page
379B; Household #31.
Listed as Evelyn Hodson; age 55; born in NC; married; 6th grade education; lived in same place on
1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Governor S. Hodson.


Clifford A. Hodson

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; Maben; taken 29 Jan 1920; Page 285A;
Family #163/172.
Listed as Clifford Hodson; age 11 mons; born in WV; single; in household of father, Governor S.
Hodson
2. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; Maben; taken 9 Apr 1930; Page 272B;
Family #70/70.
Listed as Clifford A.Hodson; age 11; born in WV; single; in household of father, Governor S. Hodson.
3. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; Maben; E.D. 55-14; taken 15 Apr 1940; Page
379B; Household #31.
Listed as Clifford Hodson; age 21; born in WV; single; 4 yrs HS education; lived in same place on
1 Apr 1935; works in planing mill; manufacturing lumber; in household of father, Governor S.
Hodson.


Douglas Morgan

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1962); Page 320; WV Archives Web Site.
Douglas Morgan; age 19; born and living in Pineville, WV; single; son of John C. and Laura E.
Morgan; married on 19 Mar 1962 in Pineville, WV; Brenda Lee William; age 24; born in Keystone,
WV; divorced; living at Pineville, WV; daughter of Oscar F. and Hazel M. Pais.


Brenda Lee Pais

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1955); Page 412; WV Archives Web Site.
Norman Carlyle Williams; age 25; born in Twin Branch, WV; single; living at Pineville, WV; son of Enos
and Edith (Knight) Williams; married on 29 Apr 1955 at Pineville, WV' Brenda Lee Pais; age 17; born
in Keystone, WV; single; living in Pineville, WV; daughter of Oscar and Hazel (Cordel) Pais.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1962); Page 320; WV Archives Web Site.
Douglas Morgan; age 19; born and living in Pineville, WV; single; son of John C. and Laura E.
Morgan; married on 19 Mar 1962 in Pineville, WV; Brenda Lee William; age 24; born in Keystone,
WV; divorced; living at Pineville, WV; daughter of Oscar F. and Hazel M. Pais.


Frank G. Spears

1 McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1937); Page 297; WV Archives Website.
Frank G. Spears; age 24; born in Floyd Co, KY; single; miner; living at Coalwood, WV; son of Keanis
and Lina; married on 21 Mar 1937 at Coalwood, WV; Lucille Foley; age 20; born in McDowell Co, WV;
single; living at Coalwood, WV; daughter of John and Nora.
2. FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by grnmax14; 19 May 2016.
" Frank G Spears
Birth 5 May 1912
Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky, USA
Death 21 Sep 1990 (aged 78)
Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio, USA
Burial
Oakwood Cemetery
Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section AA, Lot 7
Memorial ID 162841798"

Additional Information Posted:
"Son of Kenneth Spears and Zunnie Spears.
He married Lucille Foley.
**Frank was the son of Kenis Pritchett Spears and Luna Ellen Dials Spears.
added by contributor #48336301"


Elizabeth Lucille Foley

1.1920 Census, Patrick Co, VA; Smith River District; taken on 24 Jan 1920; Page 253B; Image 18 of
19; Family #158/160.
Listed as Elizabeth L. Foley; age 2 yrs, 4 mons; born in WV; in household of father, John L. Foley.
2 McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1937); Page 297; WV Archives Website.
Frank G. Spears; age 24; born in Floyd Co, KY; single; miner; living at Coalwood, WV; son of Keanis
and Lina; married on 21 Mar 1937 at Coalwood, WV; Lucille Foley; age 20; born in McDowell Co,
WV; single; living at Coalwood, WV; daughter of John and Nora.
3. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Lucille Elizabeth Spears [Lucille E Spears] [Lucille Elizabeth Foley]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 9 Sep 1917
Birth Place: Coalwood McD, West Virginia
Death Date: 13 May 2003
Father:
John L Foley
Mother:
Nora Wyatt
SSN: 234386379
Notes: Apr 1943: Name listed as LUCILLE ELIZABETH SPEARS;
23 May 2003: Name listed as LUCILLE E SPEARS"
4. FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by grnmax14; 19 May 2016.
" Lucille Elizabeth Foley Spears
Birth 9 Sep 1917
Coalwood, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 13 May 2003 (aged 85)
Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio, USA
Burial
Oakwood Cemetery
Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section AA, Lot 7
Memorial ID 162841806"

Additional Information Posted:
"Daughter of John F Foley and Nora Wyatt.
Next of kin, Herbert Spears, son"


Gina McGraw

1. E-mail 28 Jan 2021; Gina Palmer.
"...I am the daughter of Ruth Marie "Jackie" Burton? and Leon McGraw. I am the granddaughter of Eileen Shumate Burton.

"Unfortunately, I don't know that I can provide "data" for what I'm going to tell you.

"The graves of Mary (sic, Margaret?) Kay Burton and Mary Ann Burton, although originally located in Brenton, were moved to the Clay Cemetery (near Twin Falls). Not sure when, but they are there.

"That is also where Eileen Burton, Elmer Burton, Leon and Jackie McGraw are buried.

"Although she went by Burton, Ruth Marie Burton, may or may not have legally been "Burton". I do not know if Elmer Burton adopted her or not. Funny the things you never ask your parents when they are alive. I do know that her father was Claude Farmer (who was not married to Eileen Shumate/Burton) at the time of the birth. I probably can find the Court document that "found" Ruth was Claude Farmer's daughter - which was after the death of Claude sometime in the 1970's I think. In preparation for that court case, I don't think my parents ever found my mother's birth certificate; I believe she was born at home. I'm not sure it exists. I've searched the WV vital records under "Burton, Farmer, and Shumate and do not get a hit."
(Note: Clay Cemetery is listed in Saulsville, WV on the FindAGrave Wesite.)