McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Luke Gianato

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom
Hatcher and Sandra Long; "Jim Gianatos"; Article; Page 150; submitted by Marie Nickerson,
Charleston, WV 25301.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1938); Page 116; WV Archives Web Site.
Luke Gianato; born 14 Oct 1913 in Kimball, WV; living in Kimball, WV; son of Jim and Marie Gianato;
married on 31 Dec 1938 in Crumpler, WV; Virginia Cooke; born 6 Jul 1916 in Vivian, WV; living in
Vivian, WV; daughter of Edgar and Matha Cooke.


Virginia Marie "Jenny" Cook

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1938); Page 116; WV Archives Web Site.
Luke Gianato; born 14 Oct 1913 in Kimball, WV; living in Kimball, WV; son of Jim and Marie Gianato;
married on 31 Dec 1938 in Crumpler, WV; Virginia Cooke; born 6 Jul 1916 in Vivian, WV; living in
Vivian, WV; daughter of Edgar and Matha Cooke.
2. "Princeton Times"; Princeton, WV; Wednesday, July 18, 2007; Posted Obit.
"WELCH -- Virginia (Jenny) Marie Cooke Gianato, 90, of Welch, passed away peacefully at the Greystone Inn in Beaver, on Tuesday, July 17, 2007. Born June 6, 1917, in Vivian, she was the daughter of E.W. Cooke Sr. and Martha Cooke Richardson.

"Jenny was a proud native of McDowell County and she grew up in Vivian. As the last remaining survivor of her immediate family, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Lewis Cooke and E.W. Cooke Jr.; and her sisters, Gladys Cooke Pettie Brower and Louise Cooke Richardson.

"Jenny's husband of 59 years was the late Luke Gianato, a prominent McDowell County businessman, who owned and operated Gianato Pontiac Chrysler Plymouth Dodge for over 35 years.

"Survivors include two daughters, Martha Rector and husband Donald of Beckley, Jenna Calovini and husband James of Collierville, Tenn.; granddaughter, Laura Hurst Jaworski and husband Mark and great-grandchildren, Roland and Kayleah of Winston Salem, N.C.; granddaughter, Jennifer Harris Somogyi and husband Michael of Park Ridge, Ill. Close family members also include Michael Gianato, James and Mary Gianato, Marie and T.S. Nickerson, and nieces and nephews, Jimmy Joe and Markella Gianato and family, Luke Gianato, Michael Gianato and family, Anthony and Donna Gianato and daughters, John Gianato, and Foster Nickerson. Caregivers special to Jenny include Charlotte of Kimball, Lois, Stacey, Tracy and Wanda all of Beckley, as well as the entire Staff of Greystone Inn in Beaver.

"Jenny was a graduate from Welch High School where she was active on the debate team. Through the years, Jenny was President of the Northfork PTA, Vice President of the McDowell County Parent Teachers Council, McDowell County Women's Club, and an avid golfer. She was very active with the Ladies Golf Association at Gary serving in various chairmanship capacities through the years.

"Funeral services will be conducted Friday, July 20, 2007 at 11 a.m. from the Fanning Funeral Home Chapel in Welch with the Rev. Diane Hall officiating. Entombment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum in Bluewell...."


John Wesley Pennington Jr

1. Kentucky, Birth Records, 1847-1911; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: John W Pennington
Birth Date: 17 Mar 1878
Birth Place: Lawrence, Kentucky, USA
Ethnicity: White
Gender: Male
Father: John W Pennington
Mother: Jemimia Webb "
2. Carter Co, KY; WW I Draft Registration Card #2238; 12 Sep 1918; Ancestry.com Web Site.
John Wesley Pennington; age 40; born 17 Mar 1878; living in Denton, Carter Co, KY; miner fot J.B.B.
Coal Co, Twin Branch, McDowell Co, WV; nearest relative, Fannie Pennington, Denton, KY; tall with
slender build, blue eyes and black hair.
3. Logan Co, WV; WW II Draft Registration Card #U-0217; 27 Apr 1942; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Wesley Pennington; age 64; born 17 Mar 1878 in Denwood, Lawrence Co, KY; living at Yolyn, WV;
employed by Logan County Coal Corp, Yolyn, WV; person who will always know address, Mr. Harry
Higgins, Gary, KY; 6'1" tall; 183 lbs; gray eyes; gray hair; sallow complexion.
4. Logan Co, WV; Death Certificate #15744; WV Archives Web Site.
John Wesley Pennington; age 81 yrs, 8 mons, 4 days; born 17Mar 1870 in KY; widowed; retired coal
miner; living at Orville, Logan Co, WV; son of John W. and _____(Webb) Pennington; died 21 Nov
1952 in Logan General Hospital, Logan, WV; due to cerebral-vascular accident with hypertension;
buried 24 Nov 1951 in Blankenship Cemetery; informant, Norman E. Pennington.


Fanny Reeves

1. Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1965; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Mrs Fannie Pennington
Maiden Name: Reeves
Gender: Female
Race: White
Death Age: 36
Birth Date: 8 Aug 1887
Birth Place: Kentucky
Death Date: 27 Apr 1924
Death Place: Boyd, Kentucky, USA
Father: John Reeves
Mother: Cynthia Stewart "


Gorrel Amos Webster

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'61 12333; WV Archives Web Site.
Gorrel Webster; age 52; born 15 Apr 1909 in Madison Co, NC; widowed; colored; miner; living
at Iaeger, WV; son of Ferdinand Webster and Frances _________; died 5 Sep 1961 at Iaeger, WV;
due to coronary embolism, cardiac disease; diabetes mellitus; buried 9 Sep 1961 in Iaeger Memorial,
Roderfield, WV; informant, James Webster, Iaeger, WV.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 29 Dec 2013.
Gorrell Amos Webster; born 15 Apr 1909; death 5 Sep 1961; buried here; headstone photo shown.


Gladys Virginia Turner

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Maitland; taken on 2 Jan 1920; Page 1B;
Image 2 of 53; Family #15/16.
Listed as Gladys Martin; age 5 yrs, 6 mons; born in WV; black; in household of step-father, Jerry Martin.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'60 018067; WV Archives Web Site.
Gladys Webster; age 46; born 24 Jul 1914 at Superior; married; colored; domestic; living at Iaeger, WV;
daughter of Charlie and Alberta (Smith) Turner; died 26 Nov 1960 in Welch Emergency Hospital, Welch,
WV; due to coronary thrombosis; congential heart failure; buried 30 Sep 1960 in Iaeger Memorial,
Roderfield, WV; informant, Alberta Martin, Iaeger, WV.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 29 Dec 2013.
Gladys Virginia Webster; born 24 Jul 1914; died 25 Nov 1960; buried here; headstone photo shown.


Sherman Walters

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; E.D. 24-59; taken on 6 May 1940; Page 1171B;
Image 44 of 64; Household #383.
Listed as Sherman Walters; age 44; born in SC; married; 8th grade education; lived in same place on 1 Apr
1935; coal miner; head of household.


Elizabeth Fletcher

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; E.D. 24-59; taken on 6 May 1940; Page 1171B;
Image 44 of 64; Household #383.
Listed as Elizabeth Walters; age 36; born in VA; married; 7th grade education; lived in same place on 1 Apr
1935; in household of husband, Sherman Walters.


Geraldine Walters

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; E.D. 24-59; taken on 6 May 1940; Page 1171B;
Image 44 of 64; Household #383.
Listed as Geraldine Walters; age 17; born in VA; 10th grade education; not attending school; lived in same
place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Sherman Walters.


Charles Walters

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; E.D. 24-59; taken on 6 May 1940; Page 1171B;
Image 44 of 64; Household #383.
Listed as Charles Walters; age 15; born in VA; 5th grade education; attending school; lived in same
place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Sherman Walters.


Raymond Walters

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; E.D. 24-59; taken on 6 May 1940; Page 1171B;
Image 44 of 64; Household #383.
Listed as Raymond Walters; age 13; born in WV; 3rd grade education; attending school; lived in same
place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Sherman Walters.


Virginia Walters

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; E.D. 24-59; taken on 6 May 1940; Page 1171B;
Image 44 of 64; Household #383.
Listed as Virginia Walters; age 11; born in WV; 3rd grade education; attending school; lived in same
place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Sherman Walters.


Herman Click Rev

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom Hatcher
and Sandra Long; "Harve and Roseanna Click Family"; article; Page 120; submitted by Mary Ann
Prater Justice; PO Box 458, War, WV 24892.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol # __(1944); Page 117; WV Archives Web Site.
Herman Click; age 23; born and living at Caretta, WV; single; married on 12 Mar 1944 at Welch, WV;
Hazel Quesenbury; age 19; born and living in Newhall, WV; single; with consent of Bertie
Quesenberry, mother of Hazel Quesenbury
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Brenda Goldy; 21 Aug 2008.
" Rev Herman Click
Birth 2 Jun 1921
Death 18 Sep 1993 (aged 72)
Burial
Big Creek Cemetery III
McDowell County, West Virginia, USA"


Hazel Quesenberry

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol # __(1944); Page 117; WV Archives Web Site.
Herman Click; age 23; born and living at Caretta, WV; single; married on 12 Mar 1944 at Welch, WV;
Hazel Quesenbury; age 19; born and living in Newhall, WV; single; with consent of Bertie
Quesenberry, mother of Hazel Quesenbury


John Elbert Holsclaw

1. 1900 Census, Mitchell Co, NC; Cranberry; taken on 14 Jun 1900; Page 38B; Image 18 of 34;
Family #149/164.
Listed as John E. Holsclaw; age 48; born in NC in Apr 1852; married 26 yrs; farmer; head of
household.


Eliza Harriett Winters

1. 1900 Census, Mitchell Co, NC; Cranberry; taken on 14 Jun 1900; Page 38B; Image 18 of 34;
Family #149/164.
Listed as Eliza C.Holsclaw; age 39; born in NC in Feb 1861; married 26 yrs; 9 children; all living;
in household of husband, John E. Holsclaw.


Martiitia Holsclaw

1. 1900 Census, Mitchell Co, NC; Cranberry; taken on 14 Jun 1900; Page 38B; Image 18 of 34;
Family #149/164.
Listed as Martitia Holsclaw; age 16; born in NC in Jan 1884; single; in household of father,
John E. Holsclaw.


Lillie J. Holsclaw

1. 1900 Census, Mitchell Co, NC; Cranberry; taken on 14 Jun 1900; Page 38B; Image 18 of 34;
Family #149/164.
Listed as Lillie J. Holsclaw; age 14; born in NC in Jan 1886; single; in household of father,
John E. Holsclaw.


John C. Holsclaw

1. 1900 Census, Mitchell Co, NC; Cranberry; taken on 14 Jun 1900; Page 38B; Image 18 of 34;
Family #149/164.
Listed as John C.Holsclaw; age 11; born in NC in Jan 1888; single; in household of father,
John E. Holsclaw.


Isaac C. Holsclaw

1. 1900 Census, Mitchell Co, NC; Cranberry; taken on 14 Jun 1900; Page 38B; Image 18 of 34;
Family #149/164.
Listed as Isaac C. Holsclaw; age 9; born in NC in Aug 1890 in household of father, John E. Holsclaw.


Rosa Holsclaw

1. 1900 Census, Mitchell Co, NC; Cranberry; taken on 14 Jun 1900; Page 38B; Image 18 of 34;
Family #149/164.
Listed as Rosa Holsclaw; age 7; born in NC in Mar 1893 in household of father, John E. Holsclaw.


Paul D. Lackey

1. Dickenson Co, VA; Marriage License #72 039602; WV Archives Web Site.
Paul D. Lackey; age 23; born 24 Feb 1949 in WV; single; this is his 1st marriage; 1 yr HS education;
living at PO Box 25666, Breeden, Mingo Co, WV; son of Dam and Elsie (Browning) Lackey; married
on 16 Sep 1972 in Clintwood, VA; Louise Belcher; age 37; born 3 Sep 1935 in WV; widow; this is her
2nd marriage; 5th grade education; living at General Delivery, Logan, WV; daughter of Arnold and
Jane (Ball) Belcher.


Louise Belcher

1. Dickenson Co, VA; Marriage License #72 039602; WV Archives Web Site.
Paul D. Lackey; age 23; born 24 Feb 1949 in WV; single; this is his 1st marriage; 1 yr HS education;
living at PO Box 25666, Breeden, Mingo Co, WV; son of Dam and Elsie (Browning) Lackey; married
on 16 Sep 1972 in Clintwood, VA; Louise Belcher; age 37; born 3 Sep 1935 in WV; widow; this is her
2nd marriage; 5th grade education; living at General Delivery, Logan, WV; daughter of Arnold and
Jane (Ball) Belcher.
2. Ohio, Marriage Abstracts, 1970, 1972-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"ame: Louise Murphy
Age: 45
Birth Year: abt 1935
Residence County: Franklin
Times Married: 1
Spouse's name: Paul D Lackey
Spouse's Age: 31
Spouse's Birth Year: abt 1949
Spouse's Residence County: Franklin
Marriage Date: 31 Dec 1980
Marriage License County: Franklin
Certificate Number: 97728
Volume Number: 10578"
3. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Louise Belcher Murphy
[Louise Lackey]
[Louise Belcher Belcher]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 3 Sep 1935
Birth Place: Sun Hill Wyo, West Virginia
[Sun Hill, West Virginia]
Death Date: 14 Sep 1995
Father: Arnel Belcher
Mother: Ellen S Ball
SSN: 279347376
Notes: Jun 1955: Name listed as LOUISE BELCHER MURPHY;
05 Feb 1982: Name listed as LOUISE LACKEY"
4. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Louise Lackey
SSN: 279-34-7376
Last Residence:
25674 Kermit, Mingo, West Virginia, USA
Born: 3 Sep 1935
Died: 14 Sep 1995
State (Year) SSN issued: Ohio (1955-1956)"