McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Joe Harrison Smith

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by James Archer; 31 Jul 2011.
" Joe H Smith
Birth 30 Oct 1922
Death 4 Jun 1987 (aged 64)
Burial
Mount Zion Church Cemetery
Marion, Smyth County, Virginia, USA "


Evelyn Simms

1. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Evelyn Sims Smith
[Evelyn Simms]
[Evelyn Smith]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 30 Oct 1920
Birth Place: Pageton, West Virginia
[Pageton|]
Death Date: Nov 1978
Claim Date: 6 Dec 1975
Father: Steve S Simms
Mother: Pauline J Simms
SSN: 224185763
Signature on SSN Card: Evelyn Smith
Relationship of Signature: Signature name differs from NH’s name.
Notes: Jul 1930: Name listed as EVELYN SIMS SMITH;
Sep 1938: Name listed as EVELYN SIMMS;
04 Dec 1975: Name listed as EVELYN SMITH"
2. Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Evelyn Sims Smith
Gender: Female
Race: White
Death Age: 57
Birth Date: 30 Oct 1921
Death Date: 21 Nov 1978
Death Place: Marion, Smyth, Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 30 Nov 1978
Father: Steve Sims
Mother: Pauline Sims Sims
Spouse: Joe H Smith
Military Status: none"
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by James Archer; 31 Jul 2011.
" Evelyn Simms Smith
Birth 10 Oct 1921
McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 21 Nov 1978 (aged 57)
Burial
Mount Zion Church Cemetery
Marion, Smyth County, Virginia, USA "

Additional Information Posted:
"Daughter of Steve Shelton Sims ( b. 1896) and Josie Pauline Sims (b. 1906). She was the grand-daughter of brothers James Levi Simms (and Katherine Lawrence) and William Robert Sims (and Nancy Jane Ellis). She was the great-granddaughter of Nancy Mayes Simms."


Alfred Paul Blankenship Jr

1. FindAGrave,com Web Site; submitted by Beverly Aker; 27 May 2008.
" Alfred P. Blankenship, Jr
Birth 4 Mar 1932
Wyoming County, West Virginia, USA
Death 26 Apr 2008 (aged 76)
Beckley, Raleigh County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Blankenship Family Cemetery
Wyoming County, West Virginia, USA"

Additional Information Posted:
"WELCH — Alfred P. Blankenship Jr., age 76, of Jr Poca section of Welch, died Saturday, April 26, 2008, at Sunbridge Pine Lodge in Beckley.
Born March 4, 1932, in Panther, he was the son of the late Alfred P. Blankenship Sr. and Dora Whitt Blankenship.
He was a resident (Jr Poca) Welch the greater part of his life. A veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was of the Protestant Faith. A retired mining electrician and member of the U.M.W.A. He spent his retirement with his son and little Buddy working on trucks and motors as well as helping with local baseball and football.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Tennison and Richard Blankenship, Mike, James and John Christian; two sisters, Bernice Kezcen and Lorraine Lockhart.
Survivors include one son, Mike Boomer Blankenship of Welch; one daughter-in-law, Kristy Blankenship of Princeton; one brother, Douglas Blankenship of Youngstown, Ohio; three grandchildren, Charles Michael, Jordon Leigh, Hannah Ann Blankenship, all of Princeton.
Funeral services will be conducted from the Fanning Funeral Home Chapel in Welch with Elder Arthur Short, Elder John R. Justice and Elder Kermit Lester, officiating.
Burial will follow at Family Cemetery at Ikes Fork Hollow in Wyoming County.
Pallbearers will be friends of the family.
Fanning Funeral Home of Welch is serving the Blankenship family."


Mike "Boomer" Blankenship

1. Douglas Mortuary; Welch, WV; Posted Obit.
"Mike “Boomer” Blankenship, 48, of Welch passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2018 in Welch.
"Born June 28, 1970 in Welch he was the son of Bobbie Jean Caskey Day of Tazewell, VA., and the late Alfred Paul Blankenship, Jr. He was a 1988 graduate of Mount View High School and attended Bluefield State College. He was a truck driver, and an avid Harley rider.
"In addition to his father he was preceded in death by two brothers, Terry and Jimmy Mitchem.
"In addition to his mother he is survived by a son, Michael Blankenship and wife Veneford of Rocky Mount, NC; two daughters, Jordan Blankenship and husband Justin Courtney of Huntington, and Hannah Blankenship of Princeton; three brothers, Edward Mitchem of Columbia, TN, Joey Mitchem of Pensacola, FL and Carson Mitchem of Sissionville, WV; two sisters, Trudy Mitchem of Tazewell and Bethany Riddle of Bristol, TN; two grandchildren, Lexi and Graci Thomason of Princeton; special nephews and niece, Derrick Mitchem, Jarrod Riddle and Ashley Clemmons.
"A memorial service to honor his life will be held Sunday, Nov. 18 at 4 p.m. in the Douglas Mortuary Chapel in Welch.
"Friends may visit with the family from 3-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
"The Douglas Mortuary of Welch is serving the family."


Martha Allen

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 4 Apr 1930; Page 202A;
Image 3 of 42; Family #21/22.
Listed as Martha Allen; age 18; born in WV; single; in household of father, Elias Allen.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1936); Page 116; WV Archives Web Site.
William Blankenship; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; lumberman; living at Panther, WV;
son of J.H. and Peggy; married on 28 Jun 1936 at Paynesville, WV; Martha Allen; age 23; born in
McDowell Co, WV; single; living at Paynesville, WV; daughter of Elias and Lucy.


William Noah Anderson Sr

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Shawna Vance Leath; 16 Nov 2014.
"William Noah Anderson, Sr
Birth 6 Sep 1890
USA
Death 7 Jan 1973 (aged 82)
Man, Logan County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Highland Memory Gardens
Chapmanville, Logan County, West Virginia"

Additional Information Posted:
"William Noah Anderson Sr 1890-1973 (son of John Anderson and Elizabeth Grubb) and wife Grace Nina Perry 1903-1975 (daughter of Zatto Bilton Perry and Ella Brown)."


Grace Nina Perry

1. 1910 Census, Logan Co, WV, Triadelphia District, Page 154A, Family #121.
Listed as Gracie Perry, age 7, born in WV, in household of father, Zattoo B. Perry.
2. 1920 Census, Logan Co, WV, Triadelphia District, taken on 26 Jan 1920, Page 272A, Family #7.
Listed as Grace Perry, age 17, born in WV, in household of father, Zattoo B. Perry.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Bonnie Hager; 1 Aug 2013.
" Grace Nina Anderson Anderson
Birth 1903
Death 29 Oct 1975 (aged 71–72)
Man, Logan County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Highland Memory Gardens
Chapmanville, Logan County, West Virginia"


Randa Lou Prater

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #16196; WV Archives Web Site.
Randa Lou Prater; age 1 mon, 21 days; died 10 Jun 1945 in Grace Hospital, Welch, WV;
due to lobar pneumonia; parents, Edward and Mary (Roberts), Prater; living at Roderfield,
WV; buried 12 Jul 1945 in Iaeger Memorial, Roderfield, WV.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemtery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Shanda Hicks Brewer; 2 Aug 2013.
Randa Lou Prater; born in 1945; died 10 Jun 1945; buried here; no grave marker photo shown;
death certificate posted.


Roy Daniel Vanover Sr

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1946); Page 410; WV Archives Web Site.
Roy Vanover age 18; born and living in Iaeger, WV; single; married on 2 May 1946 at Iaeger,
WV; Clarice Kennedy; age 18; born in Bradshaw, WV; single; living at iaeger, WV; with consent
of Creed and Maggie Vanover, parents of Roy Vanover; and Mary E. Kennedy, mother of Clarice
Kennedy.


Clarice Kennedy

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 1May 1930; Page 221A; Family #322.
Listed as Clarice Kennedy; age 2; born in WV; in household of father, Elijah Kennedy.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1946); Page 410; WV Archives Web Site.
Roy Vanover age 18; born and living in Iaeger, WV; single; married on 2 May 1946 at Iaeger,
WV; Clarice Kennedy; age 18; born in Bradshaw, WV; single; living at iaeger, WV; with consent
of Creed and Maggie Vanover, parents of Roy Vanover; and Mary E. Kennedy, mother of Clarice
Kennedy.


Robert William Prater

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1936); Page 313; WV Archives Web Site.
Robert Prater; age 21; born in Pike Co, KY; laborer; living at Garland, WV; son of John and Martha;
married on 7 Jan 1936 at Avondale, WV; Dora Mullins; age 23; born in Pike Co, KY; widow; living at
Garland, WV; daughter of Rudolph and Rosie.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'57 009092; WV Archives Web Site.
Robert W. Prater; age 44 yrs, 4 mons, 5 days; born 13 Mar 1913 in Pike Co, KY; married; miner; living
in Bartley, WV; son of John and Martha (Ashby) Prater; died 18 jul 1957 in Bartley, WV; due to coronary
thrombosis; with pneunomoconiosis; buried 21 Jul 1957 in Iaeger memorial, Roderfield, WV; informant,
Dora Prater.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemtery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Shanda Hicks Brewer; 2 Aug 2013.
Robert William Prater; born 13 Mar 1913; died 18 Jul 1957; buried here; no grave marker photo shown;
death certificate posted; "BELOVED HUSBAND AND DADDY".


Dora Murtie Lee Mullins

1. Wise Co, VA; Birth Certificate #30071; Virginia, Birth Records, 1912-2014, Delayed Birth Records, 1854-1911;
Ancestry.com Web Site.
Dora Murtie Lee Mullins; born 15 Oct 1912 in Wise Co, VA; parents Roedolph, age 33, born in KY, farmer,
and Rosa (Collins), age 34; born in WV; housewife, Mullins; both were living in Short, Wise Co, VA; this
was her 4th child with only two living including this birth.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1926); Page 130; WV Archives Web Site.
Auvil Powell; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Avondale, WV; son of Daniel
and Elizabeth; married on 2 Jul 1926 at Avondale, WV; Dora Mullins; age 18; born in Pike Co, KY (sic,
Wise Co, VA); single; daughter of Rodolph and Rosa.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1936); Page 313; WV Archives Web Site.
Robert Prater; age 21; born in Pike Co, KY; laborer; living at Garland, WV; son of John and Martha;
married on 7 Jan 1936 at Avondale, WV; Dora Mullins; age 23; born in Pike Co, KY; widow; living at
Garland, WV; daughter of Randolph and Rosie.


Effie Ruth Newberry

1. 1920 Census, Russell Co, VA; Cleveland District; taken on 27/28 Jan 1920; Page 92B; Image 16 of
23; Family #130/121.
Listed as Effie Phillips; age 16; born in VA; marriied; in household of father-in-law, Andrew J.
Phillips, with husband and son.
2. 1930 Census, Russell Co, VA; New Garden District; taken on 14 Apr 1930; Page 219A; Image 15
of 45; Family #139/145.
Listed as Effie R. Phillips; age 26; born in WV; married at 15; head of household.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 6 Apr 1940; Page 784B;
E D # 24-40; Image 11 of 36; Household #75.
Listed as Effie Wyatt; age 35; born in VA; married; 7th grade education; lived in McDowell Co, WV
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Charles Wyatt.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'58 016489; WV Archives Web Site.
Effie Ruth Phillips Elswick; age 54; born 17 Sep 1904 in Buchanan Co, VA; married; living at Premier,
WV; daughter of Peter Jefferson and Virginia Florence (Stephens) Newberry; died 8 Nov 1958 due to
cancer of cervix with metastasis; buried 10 Nov 1958 in Iaeger Memorial, Roderfield, WV; informant,
G.L. Phillips, Welch, WV.
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site: Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 31 Dec 2013.
Effie Ruth Phillips; born 27 Sep 1904; died 8 Nov 1958; buried here; headstone photo shown; "REST IN
PEACE".