McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Familys and Individuals

Notes


Harry Atkins

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1915); Page 52; WV Archives Web Site.
Harry Atkins; age 22; born in Wythe Co, VA; coal miner; living at Eckman, WV; son of Carl and Sallie;
married on 5 Aug 1915 at Eckman, WV; Nannie Harrell; age 22; born in Wythe Co, VA; single;
daughter of John and Nancy.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1921); Page 406; WV Archives Web Site.
Harry Atkins; age 28; born in Wythe Co, VA; single; miner; living at Eckman, WV; son of E.K. and
Sallie; married on 4 Aug 1921 in Welch, WV; India Jackson; age 25; born in Tazewell Co, VA; single;
(sic, widow or divorced); daughter of _______and ______.


Nannie Harrell

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1915); Page 52; WV Archives Web Site.
Harry Atkins; age 22; born in Wythe Co, VA; coal miner; living at Eckman, WV; son of Carl and Sallie;
married on 5 Aug 1915 at Eckman, WV; Nannie Harrell; age 22; born in Wythe Co, VA; single;
daughter of John and Nancy.


Vernon Elwood Perdue

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Elkhorn District; Switchback; taken on 12 Apr 1930; Page 258B;
Image 22 of 24; Family #215/215.
Listed as Verna Perdue; age 12 (sic?); born in WV; son; in household of father, Joseph V. Perdue.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Elkhorn District; Maybeury-Balow; E.D. 24-48; taken on 11 Apr
1940; Page 341B; Image 28 of 30; Household #252.
Listed as Vernon Perdue; age 21; born in WV; married; 6th grade education; lived in same
house on 1 Apr 1935; loads coal in mine; in household of father, Joseph V. Perdue, with wife and
child.
3. Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Vernon Elwood Perdue
Marriage Date: 10 Jan 1992
Marriage Place: Tazewell, Virginia, USA
Spouse: Armeda Frances Sims "
4, Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Vernon Elwood Perdue
[Vernon E Perdue]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 10 Dec 1917
Birth Place: Maybeury, West Virginia
[Maybeury|]
Death Date: 28 Dec 1998
Claim Date: 8 Apr 1974
Father: Joseph V Perdue
Mother: Geneva Pruitt
SSN: 234183997
Disability Status: Disability denied - no record of type.
Notes: Apr 1937: Name listed as VERNON ELWOOD PERDUE;
05 Apr 1974: Name listed as VERNON E PERDUE"


Thelma Elizabeth Newsom

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Elkhorn District; Maybeury-Balow; E.D. 24-48; taken on 11 Apr
1940; Page 341B; Image 28 of 30; Household #252.
Listed as Shelma Perdue; age 19; born in WV; married; 7th grade education; lived in same
house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father-in-law, Joseph V. Perdue, with husband and child.


Lawrence Thornsbury

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw; taken on 28 Apr 1910; Page 71A;
Image 13 of 28; Family #97/98.
Listed as Lawrence Thornsbery; age 6; born in VA; in household of father, Walter K. Thornsbury.
2. 1920 Census, Raleigh Co, WV; Slab Fork District; Pine Creek; taken on 22 Jan 1920; Page 163A;
Family #144/147.
Listed as Lawrence Thornsbury; age 18; born in VA; in household of father, Walter K.Thornsbury.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1924); Page 38; WV Archives Web Site.
Lawrence Thornsbery; age 21; born in Buchanan Co, VA; single; timberman; living at Litwar, WV;
son of W.K. and Eliza; married on 22 May 1924 at Sandy Huff, WV; Mary Collins; age 18; born in
McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Ance and Arminda.


Mary Collins

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 20 Apr 1910; Page 81B; Family #58.
Listed as Mary Collins; age 4; born in WV; in household of father, Anderson W. Collins.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1924); Page 38; WV Archives Web Site.
Lawrence Thornsbery; age 21; born in Buchanan Co, VA; single; timberman; living at Litwar, WV;
son of W.K. and Eliza; married on 22 May 1924 at Sandy Huff, WV; Mary Collins; age 18; born in
McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Ance and Arminda.


Floyd Thornsbury

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw; taken on 28 Apr 1910; Page 71A;
Image 13 of 28; Family #97/98.
Listed as Floid Thornsbery; age 10; born in VA; in household of father, Walter K. Thornsbury.
2. 1920 Census, Raleigh Co, WV; Slab Fork District; Pine Creek; taken on 22 Jan 1920; Page 163A;
Family #144/147.
Listed as Floyd Thornsbury; age 19; born in VA; in household of father, Walter K.Thornsbury.
3. Mingo Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1920); Page 32; WV Archives Web Site.
Floyd Thornbury; age 22; born in Pike Co, KY; single; miner; living at Iaeger, WV; son of W.K.
and E.M. Thornbury; married on 23 Dec 1920 at Williamson, WV; Elsie Porter; age 18; born in
Mingo Co, WV; single; living at Stone, KY; daughter of Mazella Porter, mother.


Elsie Porter

1. Mingo Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1920); Page 32; WV Archives Web Site.
Floyd Thornbury; age 22; born in Pike Co, KY; single; miner; living at Iaeger, WV; son of W.K.
and E.M. Thornbury; married on 23 Dec 1920 at Williamson, WV; Elsie Porter; age 18; born in
Mingo Co, WV; single; living at Stone, KY; daughter of Mazella Porter, mother.


Donald Eugene Lester

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1957); Page 189; WV Archives Web Site.
Donald Eugene Lester; age 25; born at North Spring, WV; single; living at Roderfield, WV; son of
Dorsey and Mae Lester; married on 28 Nov 1957 at Wyoming, WV; Lola Jane Perkins; age 18;
born at War, WV; single; living at Marianna, WV; daughter of Glee and Peggy Francis Burge.


Lola Jane Perkins

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Marytown; E.D. 24-36; taken on 22/23 Apr 1940;
Page 732A; Household #195.
Listed as Lola Perkins; age 6 mons; born in WV; in household of grandfather, Isaac Underwood, with mother.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1957); Page 189; WV Archives Web Site.
Donald Eugene Lester; age 25; born at North Spring, WV; single; living at Roderfield, WV; son of
Dorsey and Mae Lester; married on 28 Nov 1957 at Wyoming, WV; Lola Jane Perkins; age 18;
born at War, WV; single; living at Marianna, WV; daughter of Glee and Peggy Francis Burge.


Isaac Noah Underwood

1. "The Heritage of McDowell Co, WV 1858-1999", Vol II, page 184, Rebecca Jane
Day article, submitted by Martha Gillespie, 3937 North Ridge Road, Astabula, OH.
Rebecca Jane Day married Ellic (sic Alex) Underwood. They had three
daughters: Vesta Louise, Rosie and Ginny and three sons: Daniel, Isaac and Peter.
2. "The Heritage of McDowell Co, WV 1858-1999", Vol II, page 250, Isaac
Underwood article, submitted by Elmer Underwood, P.O. Box 306, Con-Can, TX 78838.
Isaac married first Elva Keen; second Effie Hicks; third Lou Emma Dawson.
3. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken 7 Jun 1900; Page 76A, Family #58/58.
Listed as Isaac N. Underwood, age 1, born in Jun 1899, in WV, in household of father, Alexander
Underwood.
4. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Big Creek District, War, taken on 27 May 1910,
Page 182B, Family #187.
Listed as Isaac N. Underwood, age 13, born in WV, in household of father, James A. Underwood.
5. McDowell Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Card #319; 24 Aug 1918; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Isaac Underwood; age 21; born 29 Jun 1897 in Peapatch, VA; living at War, WV; employed by
Warrior Coal Co, War, WV; nearest relative, Elva Underwood, War, WV; tall with slender build;
gray eyes and black hair.
6. 1920 Census; McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Warrior(mines) Precinct; taken on 27 Jan
1920; Page 66A; Family #400.
Listed as Isaac Underwood; age 16; born in WV; in household of father, James A. Underwood.
7. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1924); Page 74; WV Archives Web Site.
Isaac Underwood; age 27; born in McDowell Co, WV; miner; living at War, WV; martial status left blank;
son of Alex and Becca Jane; married on 9 Jun 1924 at War, WV; Millie Smith; age 37; born in Campbell
Co, VA; martial status left blank; daughter of James and Lizzie. (Millie was probably married before)
8. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Marytown; E.D. 24-36; taken on 22/23 Apr 1940;
Page 732A; Household #195.
Listed as Isaac Underwood; age 41; born in WV; married; born in WV; 3rd grade education; lived in
Richmond, Henrico Co, VA on 1 Apr 1935; miner; head of household.
9. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'60 006969; WV Archives Web Site.
Isaac Underwood; age 60; born 26 Jun 1899 (sic, 1898) in VA; married; miner; living at Bradshaw, WV;
SS #234-22-2575; son of Alex and Beckey (Day) Underwood; died 11 May 1960 in Welch Emergency
Hospital, Welch, WV; due to acute pulmonary embolism; fermal artery; gangrin of left leg; buried 14 May
1960 in Rowe Cemetery,Rockridge, WV; informant, Rebecca Mahone, Roderfield.
10. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Rowe Cemetery, Bradshaw, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by Patty Greene;
4 Feb 2009.
Isaac Noah Underwood; born 26 Jun 1899 (sic, 1898); died 11 May 1960; buried here; no grave marker
photo shown.


Eva? Elva? Keene

1. "The Heritage of McDowell Co, WV 1858-1999", Vol II, page 250, Isaac
Underwood article, submitted by Elmer Underwood, P.O. Box 306, Con-Can, TX 78838.
Isaac married first Elva Keen; second Effie Hicks; third Lou Emma Dawson.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1926); Page 315; WV Archives Web Site.
Worley Woody; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Premier, WV; son of
Alex and Mary; married on 28 Sep 1926 at Welch, WV; Eva Underwood; age 21; born in
Buchanan Co, VA; divorced; daughter of Elbert and Sallie Keene.
3. 1940 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Grundy; Dismal/Spruce Pine; E.D. 14-5; taken on 3 Jun1940;
Page 140A; Image 58 of 83; Household #493.
Listed as Eva Woody; age 34; born in WV; married; 7th grade education; lived in Buchanan
Co, VA on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Worley Woody.


Ralph Masil Alfrey

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1953); Page 394; WV Archives Web Site.
Ralph Alfrey; age 22; born in Whitten, WV; single; living at Hatcher, WV; son of Virgil and Narie
Alfrey; married on 14 Jun 1953 at Hatcher, WV; Janell Ratcliff; age 21; born in Premier, WV; age
21; single; living in Hatcher, WV; daughter of Fred O. and Hazel Ratcliff.
2. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Ralph M Alfrey
Residence Date 01 Dec 1993-31 Dec 1996
Residence Place Kopperston, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 07 Sep 1930
Address Kopperston, West Virginia 24854
Address Date 01 Dec 1993-31 Dec 1996
2nd Address Oceana, West Virginia 24870
2nd Address Date 01 Jul 1993-01 Jul 2000
3rd Address Kopperston, West Virginia 24854
3rd Address Date 01 Jan 1993-01 Jan 1998
Record Number 171331580"


Ida Janell Ratcliff

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1953); Page 394; WV Archives Web Site.
Ralph Alfrey; age 22; born in Whitten, WV; single; living at Hatcher, WV; son of Virgil and Narie
Alfrey; married on 14 Jun 1953 at Hatcher, WV; Janell Ratcliff; age 21; born in Premier, WV; age
21; single; living in Hatcher, WV; daughter of Fred O. and Hazel Ratcliff.
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Ida Janell Alfrey
[Janell Alfrey]
[Ida Janell Ratliff]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 18 Aug 1932
Birth Place: Premier Mcdo, West Virginia
[Premier, West Virginia]
Death Date: 8 Feb 2000
Father: Fred O Ratliff
Mother: Hazel L Williams
SSN: 232888509
Notes: Jun 1969: Name listed as IDA JANELL ALFREY;
25 Sep 1992: Name listed as JANELL ALFREY"
3. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Janell Alfrey
SSN: 232-88-8509
Last Residence:
24870 Oceana, Wyoming, West Virginia, USA
BORN: 18 Aug 1932
Last Benefit: 24854, Kopperston, Wyoming, West Virginia, United States of America
Died: 8 Feb 2000
State (Year) SSN issued: North Carolina or West Virginia (1969)"


Ernest Ray Perdue

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Elkhorn District; Switchback; taken on 12 Apr 1930; Page 258B;
Image 22 of 24; Family #215/215.
Listed as Ernest Perdue; age 8; born in WV; in household of father, Joseph V. Perdue.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Elkhorn District; Maybeury-Balow; E.D. 24-48; taken on 11 Apr
1940; Page 341B; Image 28 of 30; Household #252.
Listed as Ernest Perdue; age 18; born in WV; single; 6th grade education; not attending school;
lived in same house on 1 Apr 1935; no listed occupation; in household of father, Joseph V. Perdue.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1941); Page 45; WV Archives Web Site.
Ernest Perdue; age 21; born in Maybeury, WV; single; living at pageton, WV; married on 3 May 1941
at Leckie, WV; Lena Sexton; age 19; born in Thorpe, WV; single; living in Pageton, WV; with consent
of Sarah Sexton, mother of Lena Sexton.
4. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-200; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Ernest Ray Perdue
[Ernest R Perdue]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 9 Sep 1921
Birth Place: Maybeury, West Virginia
Death Date: 18 Feb 2006
Father: Joseph V Perdue
Mother: Geneva M Preuitt
Type of Claim: Original SSN.
Notes: Jun 1939: Name listed as ERNEST RAY PERDUE; 01 Mar 2006: Name listed as ERNEST R
PERDUE"
5. U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010: Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Ernest Perdue
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 9 Sep 1921
Death Date: 18 Feb 2006
Cause of Death: Natural
Branch 1: NAVY
Enlistment Date 1: 25 May 1944
Release Date 1: 3 Oct 1944"
6. U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Ernest R Perdue
Service Info.: S2 US NAVY WORLD WAR II
Birth Date: 9 Sep 1921
Death Date: 18 Feb 2006
Cemetery: Dickinson County Memorial Gardens
Cemetery Address: Iron Mountain, MI 49801"
7. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Dickinson County Memorial Gardens; Iron Mountain, Dickinson Co, MI; submitted by
Bill Schaefer; 19 Apr 2010.
Ernest R. perdue; born 9 Sep 1921; died 18 feb 2006; buried here; grave marker photo shown; "S2 US NAVY WORLD
WAR II'.


Lena M. Sexton

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1941); Page 45; WV Archives Web Site.
Ernest Perdue; age 21; born in Maybeury, WV; single; living at pageton, WV; married on 3 May 1941
at Leckie, WV; Lena Sexton; age 19; born in Thorpe, WV; single; living in Pageton, WV; with consent
of Sarah Sexton, mother of Lena Sexton.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Dickinson County Memorial Gardens; Iron Mountain, Dickinson Co, MI; submitted by
Bill Schaefer; 19 Apr 2010.
Lena M. Perdue; born 14 Aug 1921; died 2 Sep 2008; buried here; grave marker photo shown.