McDowell and Wyoming Co WV Families and Individuals

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Alvis Lester

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Marytown Road; taken on 23 Apr 1930;
Page 215B; Image 46 of 75; Family #404/420.
Listed as Alvis Lester; age 16; born in WV; in household of father, John H. Lester.
2. "Bluefield Daily Telegraph"; Bluefield, WV; Newspaper Obit.
" JONESVILLE, Va. — Elder Alvis (Buster) Lester, of Jonesville, Va., was born in Bradshaw, W.Va. on Saturday, June 26, 1915 and went to be with the Lord, Thursday, September 30, 2010 at the Lee Regional Medical Center in Pennington Gap, Va. at the age of 95 years. He had been a resident of Twin Branch, W.Va. in McDowell County until he moved to Lee County in 1996.

"Alvis retired as a coal miner, was a member of the UMWA and a member of the Cane Creek Freewill Baptist Church.

"He was preceded in death by his wife, Pearl Fletcher Lester; parents, John Henry and Virgie Ellen Kennedy Lester; one son, William Jefferson (Bill) Lester; daughters, Rachel Gertrude Payne, Beulah Faye (Cootie) Akers, Goldie Sue Adkins, and Vera Hope Lambert; and his sisters, Martha Mullins, Lydia Thompson and Juanita Lester.

"Alvis is survived by three daughters, Louise (Lester) Carver of Jonesville, Va., Evelyn Rowe and husband James (Aut) Rowe of Hampton, Ga. and Audrey Pearl (Lester) Collins of Caples, W.Va.; thirty grandchildren; and a special granddaughter, Roberta Gibbons; forty-four great-grandchildren; sixteen great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild on the way. He is also survived by one brother, Lonnie (Alonzo) Lester and wife Alma of Dublin, Va.; and five sisters, Kizzie Rose of Davy, W.Va., Ruby Marshall of Welch, W.Va., Rinda Mullins of Ballard, W.Va., Catherine Lane of Pool, W.Va., and Virginia (Cricket) Carder of Pulaski, Va.; and one adopted grandson, Thomas M. (Danny) Lesters and wife Patti of Bluefield, W.Va.

"Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, October 2, 2010 at the Province Funeral Home Sanctuary in Jonesville, Va.

"Out of town funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, October 4, 2010 at the Twin Branch Pentecostal Church of God in Twin Branch, W.Va. with Roger Rowe, Wayne Scott and Russell Justice officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. Monday until the time of the service. Burial will follow at the Asco Community Cemetery in Asco, W.Va...."


James Russell Harman

1. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: James Russell Harman
Race: White
Age: 18
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Place: Pageton, West Virginia, USA
Birth Date: 30 Aug 1922
Residence Place: Pageton, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 3 Feb 1941
Employer: U S Coal and Coke
Weight: 160
Complexion: Light
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 6 2
Next of Kin: Sallie Ann Harman
Household Members:
Name Relationship
James Russell Harman Self (Head)
Sallie Ann Harman Mother"
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1951); Page 298; WV Archives Web Site.
James Russell Harman; age 28; born in Pageton, WV; single; living at gary, WV; married on 30 Jun
1951 at Gary, WV; Betty geraldine Sparks; age 17; born in Coalwood, WV; single; living at Gary, WV;
with consent of James Lincoln and Helen Sparks, parents of Betty Geraldine Sparks.
3. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: James Russell Harmon
[James Russell Harman]
[James Harman]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 30 Aug 1922
Birth Place: Welch McDowe, West Virginia
[Pageton Mcdo??, West Virginia]
Death Date: 13 Jul 1993
Father: James B Harman
Mother: Sallie A Harman
SSN: 234222132
Notes: Feb 1939: Name listed as JAMES RUSSELL HARMON;
Jun 1953: Name listed as JAMES RUSSELL HARMAN;
24 Jul 1993: Name listed as JAMES R HARMAN"


Betty Geraldine Sparks

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1951); Page 298; WV Archives Web Site.
James Russell Harman; age 28; born in Pageton, WV; single; living at gary, WV; married on 30 Jun
1951 at Gary, WV; Betty geraldine Sparks; age 17; born in Coalwood, WV; single; living at Gary, WV;
with consent of James Lincoln and Helen Sparks, parents of Betty Geraldine Sparks.


Bert Richard Carlson

1. U.S., Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection, 1847-2018; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Bert Richard Carlson
Gender: M (Male)
Birth Place: Elmhurst, Illinois
Residence Place: Pisgah Road, Princeton
Source Title: Memorial Funeral Directory
Source Location: Princeton, WV, USA
Spouse: Emma Jean Carlson
Parents: Oliver R. Carlson and Dorothea Brock Carlson
Siblings: Donald Wallace"


Emma Jean Collins

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage LIcense #23287; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Arthur Walter Sprouse; age 22; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; no previous marriage; coal miner;
living at Iaeger, WV; son of Blan Vernon and Bertha Edith (Bishop) Sprouse; married on 16 Sep 1949
in Grundy, VA; Emma Jean Collins; age 18; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; no previous marriage;
housework; living at Iaeger, WV; daughter of Burl amd Rose Mary (Lester) Collins.
2. "Princeton Times"; Princeton, WV; 17 Mar 2013; Newspaper Obit.
"PRINCETON — Emma Jean Carlson, 82, of the Pisgah Road, Princeton, went to meet her Lord and Savior Friday, March 15, 2013 at Princeton Community Hospital.

"Born October 6, 1930, at Longpole, she was the daughter of the late Burl Collins and Rosemary Lester Collins.

"Mrs. Carlson was a devoted wife, mother, grandparent, and sister. Most importantly, she loved her Lord and Savior and was a devoted Christian who loved to share the Love of Christ with others.

"In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Steven Wayne, along with five siblings: Ethel, Juanita, Verna, Maxey and Pete.

"She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 46 years, Bert Richard Carlson; eight living children and spouses: Linda Lambert and husband Anthony Easterly of Bristol, Tenn., Arthur James Sprouse and wife Sandra Lester of Bolt, Mary Jean Damron and husband Ted of Ikes Fork, Debra Diane Cline of Athens, Danny Ray Sprouse and wife Krystal of Hanover, Randy Joe Sprouse and wife Camy of Oceana, Sandra Sue Sprouse and husband Dennis Adams of Blountville, Tenn., and Peter Delvernon Sprouse and wife Rita of Oceana; 20 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren; siblings: Claude Collins of Columbus, Ohio, Clyde Collins of Seneca, Ill., Vergie Benak of Illinois, Watie Smith of Lerona, Joann Wood of Lerona; a host of nephews and nieces; very special friends, Leona Wood, Faye King, and Deidree Smalec.

"Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2013 from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastors James Cline, Allen Sprouse, Ted Damron and Jerry Vance officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. ..."


Melissa Dawn Dalton

1. E-mail; Melissa Carlson; 26 Jun 2018.
"... I am from Wyoming county and am the granddaughter of Ralph Dalton and Myrtle Conley. You only have my aunt Dorothy M Cook listed as their child but there are more. My dad, Roger Lee Dalton was born 10/23/51 and there are more brothers and sisters. He married my mother, Patricia Ann Bailey, daughter of Tommy Leander Bailey Jr. and Leona Mae Bellew...."


Clarence Henry McCarthy

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1935); Page 355; WV Archives Web Site.
Clatrnce McCarthy; age 21; born in WV; single; shipping clerk; living in Northfork, WV; son of W.C.
Pitman and Frances; married on 26 oct 1935 in Vivian, WV; Velma Iddings; age 21; born in Crumpler,
WV; single; daughter of W.L. Iddings.
2. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Clarence Henry McCarthy
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 26
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Place: Northfork, West Virginia, USA
Birth Date: 1 Mar 1914
Residence Place: Northfork, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 16 Oct 1940
Employer: Upland Coal And Coke Company
Weight: 165
Complexion: Light
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5 10
Next of Kin: Thelma Louise Mccarthy
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Clarence Henry McCarthy Self (Head)
Thelma Louise Mccarthy Wife"
3. Arlington Co, VA; Death Certificate #84-028344; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Clarence H. McCarthy; age 70; born 1 Mar 1914 in WV; married; husband of Thelma L. McCarty;
mechanic for US Postal Service; living at 6059 N. 22nd Road, Arlington, VA; son of Henry and
Frances (Necomb) McCarthy; died 29 Aug 1984 in Arlington Hospital, Arlington, VA; due to
cardio-respiratory arrest, coronary insufficency with COPD; buried in National Memorial Park, Falls
Chruch, VA; informant, Thelma L. McCarthy.


Thelma Louise Iddings

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1935); Page 355; WV Archives Web Site.
Clatrnce McCarthy; age 21; born in WV; single; shipping clerk; living in Northfork, WV; son of W.C.
Pitman and Frances; married on 26 oct 1935 in Vivian, WV; Velma Iddings; age 21; born in Crumpler,
WV; single; daughter of W.L. Iddings.
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Thelma Iddings McCarthy
[Thelma Louise McCarthy]
[Thelma McCarthy]
[Thelma Iddings Iddings]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 4 Mar 1915
Birth Place: Crumpler, West Virginia
Death Date: 25 Dec 2003
Father: Wilmer L Iddings
Mother: Lucy J Dangerfield
SSN: 235105943
Notes: Dec 1936: Name listed as THELMA IDDINGS MCCARTHY;
30 Sep 1987: Name listed as THELMA LOUISE MCCARTHY;
10 Jan 2004: Name listed as THELMA I MCCARTHY"


Brice H. Coleman

1. Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #76-018873; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Brice H. Coleman; age 60; born 2 Dec 1915 in Henry Co, VA; widowed; this was his 2nd marriage;
5th grade education; living at Rt 2, Martinsville, Henry co, VA; son of John Harvey and Ors (Eggelston)
Coleman; married on 22 May 1976 in Lebanon, VA; Geneva A. McIntyre; maiden name, Allen;
age 50; born 17 Jan 1926 in McDowell Co, WV; divorced; this was her 2nd (sic, 3rd) marriage; 1 yr
college education; living at 549 Virginia Ave, Welch, WV; daughter of Cecil and Sessie (Blankenship)
Allen.


Geneva Syible Allen

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Northfork District; Rolfe Road; taken 18 Apr 1930; Page 34B;
Image 42 of 45; Family #407/420.
Listed as Geneva Allen; age 3 yrs, 6 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Cecil Allen.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1946); Page 227; WV Archives Web Site.
Jim T. Ranzo; age 25; born in Italy; single; living at Welch, WV; married on 13 Apr 1946 at
Powhatan, WV; Geneva Alle; age 19; born at Maitland, WV; single; living at Welch, WV; with
consent of Sessie Allen, mother of Geneva Allen.
3. Washington Co, VA; Marriage License #35234; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Charles H. McIntyre; age 29; born in Cottageville, WV; single; plumber; living at Welch, WV; son of
Charles E. and Eustie (Flowers) McIntyre; married on 21 Nov 1959 at Abingdon, VA; Geneva Ranzo;
maiden name Allen; divorced; married once before; born at Maitland, WV; living at Welch, WV;
daughter of Cecil and Sessie (Blankenship) Allen.
4. Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #76-018873; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Brice H. Coleman; age 60; born 2 Dec 1915 in Henry Co, VA; widowed; this was his 2nd marriage;
5th grade education; living at Rt 2, Martinsville, Henry co, VA; son of John Harvey and Ors
(Eggelston) Coleman; married on 22 May 1976 in Lebanon, VA; Geneva A. McIntyre; maiden name,
Allen; age 50; born 17 Jan 1926 in McDowell Co, WV; divorced; this was her 2nd (sic, 3rd) marriage;
1 yr college education; living at 549 Virginia Ave, Welch, WV; daughter of Cecil and Sessie
(Blankenship) Allen.
5. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Geneva Syible Allen
[Geneva S Ranzo]
[Geneva McIntyre]
[Geneva Coleman]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 17 Jan 1927
Birth Place: Maitland Mcd, West Virginia
[Welch, West Virginia]
Death Date: 12 Aug 2002
Father: Cecil Allen
Mother: Sessie Blankenship
SSN: 235380071
Notes: May 1943: Name listed as GENEVA SYIBLE ALLEN;
Mar 1950: Name listed as GENEVA S RANZO;
Jan 1960: Name listed as GENEVA S MCINTYRE;
18 Jun 1976: Name listed as GENEVA S COLEMAN;
17 Aug 2002: Name listed as GENEVA COLEMAN"


Lee Leo Wells

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1943); Page 203; WV Archives Web Site.
Lee Wells; age 24; born and living in NE; single; married on 31 Aug 1943 at Davy, WV; Sylvia
Mitchell; age 19; born in Davy, WV; single; living at Hensley, WV; with consent of Lonnie Mitchell,
father of Sylvia Mitchell.


Sylvia Sue Mitchell

1. 1930 Census; McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 12 Apr 1930; Page 70A; Image
11 of 47; Family #95/98.
Listed as Silvia Mitchell; age 6; born in WV; in household of father, E. Lonnie Mitchell.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Marytown-Claren; E.D. 24-36; taken on 23/24
Apr 1940; Page 778A; Image 25 of 48; Household #214.
listed as Slvia Mitchell; age 16; born in WV; single; 1 yr HS education; attending school; lived in Davy,
McDowell Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, E. Lonnie Mitchell.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1943); Page 203; WV Archives Web Site.
Lee Wells; age 24; born and living in NE; single; married on 31 Aug 1943 at Davy, WV; Sylvia
Mitchell; age 19; born in Davy, WV; single; living at Hensley, WV; with consent of Lonnie Mitchell,
father of Sylvia Mitchell.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1959); Page 192; WV Archives Web Site.
Clark Kelly belcher; age 32; born in Superior, WV; single; living at 343 McDowell St, Welch, WV;
married on 6 Jul 1959 at Roderfield, WV; Sylvia Sue Mitchell Wells; age 35; born in Marine, WV;
divorced; living at Welch, WV.
5. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Sylvia Sue Mitchell
[Sylvia Sue Wells]
[Sylvia Belcher]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 27 Sep 1923
Birth Place: Davy McDowel, West Virginia
[Marine McDow??, West Virginia]
Death Date: 7 May 2001
Father: Elvie L Mitchell
Mother: Mary J Rose
SSN: 236287668
Notes: Jan 1941: Name listed as SYLVIA SUE MITCHELL;
Dec 1956: Name listed as SYLVIA SUE WELLS;
Aug 1959: Name listed as SYLVIA SUE BELCHER;
22 May 2001: Name listed as SYLVIA S BELCHER"