McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


John Wesley Jones Sr

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1925); Page 203; WV Archives Web Site.
John W. Jones; age 33; born in Franklin Co, VA; colored; miner; living at Worth, WV; son of William
and Esta Jones; married on 8 Jan 1925 in McDowell, WV; Lizzie Brown; age 24; born in Campbell
Co, VA; widow; colored; daughter of _________.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Northfork District; Indian Ridge; taken 2 Apr 1930; Page 38B;
Image 4 of 56; Family #28/28.
Listed as John W. Jones; age 37; born in VA; married at 32; Negro; no education; laborer in coal
mine.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Northfork District; Bear Wallow; E.D. 24-53; Page 1007A; Image
43 of 62; Household #371.
Listed as John Jones; age 48; born in VA; married; 4th grade education; Negrolived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; coal loader in mine; head of household.


Elizabeth Cole

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1925); Page 203; WV Archives Web Site.
John W. Jones; age 33; born in Franklin Co, VA; colored; miner; living at Worth, WV; son of William
and Esta Jones; married on 8 Jan 1925 in McDowell, WV; Lizzie Brown; age 24; born in Campbell
Co, VA; widow; colored; daughter of _________.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Northfork District; Indian Ridge; taken 2 Apr 1930; Page 38B;
Image 4 of 56; Family #28/28.
Listed as Elizabeth Jones; age 29; born in VA; married at 24; Negro; no education; in household of
husband, John W. Jones.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Northfork District; Bear Wallow; E.D. 24-53; Page 1007A; Image
43 of 62; Household #371.
Listed as Elizabeth Jones; age 39; born in VA; married; 6th grade education; Negro; lived in same
place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, John W. Jones.


John Wesley Jones Jr

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Northfork District; Indian Ridge; taken 2 Apr 1930; Page 38B;
Image 4 of 56; Family #28/28.
Listed as John Jones, Jr; age 4 yrs, 4 mons; born in WV; Negro; in household of father, John W.
Jones.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Northfork District; Bear Wallow; E.D. 24-53; Page 1007B; Image
44 of 62; Household #371.
Listed as John Jones; age 14; born in WV; 5th grade education; attending school; Negro; lived in
same place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, John W. Jones.
3. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: John Wesley Jones
Race: Black
Age: 18
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Date: 2 Oct 1925
Birth Place: McDowell, West Virginia, USA
Residence Place: Worth, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 4 Oct 1943
Registration Place: Worth, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Employer: Unemployed
Weight: 120
Complexion: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Height: 5 4
Next of Kin: John Jones
Household Members:
Name Relationship
John Wesley Jones Self (Head)"


Charles Jones

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Northfork District; Indian Ridge; taken 2 Apr 1930; Page 38B;
Image 4 of 56; Family #28/28.
Listed as Charley Jones, Jr; age 2 yrs, 11 mons; born in WV; Negro; in household of father, John W.
Jones.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Northfork District; Bear Wallow; E.D. 24-53; Page 1007B; Image
44 of 62; Household #371.
Listed as Charlie Jones; age 12; born in WV; 4th grade education; attending school; Negro; lived in
same place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, John W. Jones.


William Jones

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Northfork District; Indian Ridge; taken 2 Apr 1930; Page 38B;
Image 4 of 56; Family #28/28.
Listed as William Jones; age 1 yr, 5 mons; born in WV; Negro; in household of father, John W.
Jones.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Northfork District; Bear Wallow; E.D. 24-53; Page 1007B; Image
44 of 62; Household #371.
Listed as William Jones; age 11; born in WV; 4th grade education; attending school; Negro; lived in
same place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, John W. Jones.


Grace Jones

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Northfork District; Bear Wallow; E.D. 24-53; Page 1007B; Image
44 of 62; Household #371.
Listed as Grace Jones; age 9; born in WV; 2nd grade education; attending school; Negro; lived in
same place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, John W. Jones.


Merton "Mert" Smith

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Oanther; taken on 12/13 Jan 1920; Page 263B;
Image 22 of 43; Family #225/228.
Listed as Myrton Smith; age 2 yrs, 3 mons; born in WV; in household of father, William M. Smith.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Panther; taken on 5 Apr 1930; Page 177A;
Image 9 of 56; Family #94/94.
Listed as Merton Smith; age 12; born in WV; in household of father, William M. Smith.
3. Bland Co, VA; Marriage License #22493; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Merton Smith; age 22; born in Leckie, WV; single; miner; living at Bluefield, VA; son of William
Maxwell and Bessie (Hart) Smith; married on 29 Jul 1939 in Bland Co, VA; Mary Jane Robinette;
age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; living at Rocky Gap, VA; daughter of Thomas and Nancy
(Blankenship) Robinette.
4. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Merton Smith
Gender: Male
Race: White
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Place: Leckie, Virginia, USA
Birth Date: 9 Feb 1917
Residence: Roseann, Buchanan, Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 1940
Occupation: Panther Coal Co
Weight: 160
Complexion: Light
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 6 1
Next of Kin: Mary Smith
Relationship to Draftee: Wife
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Merton Smith Self (Head)
Mary Smith Wife"
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 6 Dec 2013.
Merton "Mert: Smith; born 9 Feb 1917; died 22 May 1976; buried here; headstone photo shown;
"THE BLUEGRASS MAN".


Mary Jane Robinette

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 15 Apr 1930; Page 259B; Family #328/333.
Listed as Mary Robinett; age 6; born in WV; in household of father, Thomas M. Robinett.
2. Bland Co, VA; Marriage License #22493; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Merton Smith; age 22; born in Leckie, WV; single; miner; living at Bluefield, VA; son of William
Maxwell and Bessie (Hart) Smith; married on 29 Jul 1939 in Bland Co, VA; Mary Jane Robinette;
age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; living at Rocky Gap, VA; daughter of Thomas and Nancy
(Blankenship) Robinette.


Lewis Snuffer

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by dennis branham; 20 Sep 2008.
"Lewis Snuffer
Birth 17 Mar 1857
Bolt, Raleigh County, West Virginia, USA
Death 15 Apr 1945 (aged 88)
Bolt, Raleigh County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Snuffer Cemetery
Glen White, Raleigh County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 29937594"

Additional Information Posted:
"Father/George"Dicky"Snuffer, Mother/Christine Walls, Wife/Lucinda E. Snuffer, Son/Perry of Fairdale"


Elizabeth Lucinda Snuffer

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by THE BONZ; 15 Jul 2009.
" Elizabeth Lucinda Snuffer Snuffer
Birth 3 Nov 1858
West Virginia, USA
Death 2 Feb 1943 (aged 84)
West Virginia, USA
Burial
Snuffer Cemetery
Glen White, Raleigh County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 39477319"

Additional Information Posted:
"Daughter of Isaac Snuffer and Malinda Rakes, Mother of Julie Ann, Henry, Emma, Perry, Mary, Isaac, Ida, Albert, Charles and Macie Snuffer"


Lewis Evans Blankenship

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Page 170; "George & Tondael Blankenship" article; submitted by George
Simpkins and Sherry Blankenship, 301 F Street, Beckley, WV 25801.


Gladys Lucille Honaker

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Page 170; "George & Tondael Blankenship" article; submitted by George
Simpkins and Sherry Blankenship, 301 F Street, Beckley, WV 25801.


Glorris June Avis

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Page 166-167; "Evans and Alice Robinette Barton" article; submitted by
Brenda Barton, RT 1, Box 185, Vallscreek, WV.


Guy Logan Beavers

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Hartwell; E.D. 24-22; taken 3 May 1940; Page
448A; Image 41 of 68; Household #328.
Listed as Guy Beavers; age 35; born in VA; married; 7th grade education; lived in same house on
1 Apr 1935; section laborer for railroad; head of household.
2. Washington Co, VA; Death Certificate #86-021732; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Guy Logan Beavers; age 81; born 5 Jan 1905 in VA; married; husband of Virgie Dunford Beavers;
railroad employee; living at 492 Colonial Rd, SW, Abingdon, VA; son of David K. and Mattie (Seabolt)
Beavers; died 29 May 1986 in Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon, VA; due to ventucliar
fibrillation; artherosclerotic heart disease with COPD; buried in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens,
Bluewell, WV; informant, Virgie D. Beavers.
3. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Page 167; submitted by Bettie (Beavers) Glover, Rt4, Box 709, N. Tazewell,
VA 24630.


Virgie Viola Dunford

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Hartwell; E.D. 24-22; taken 3 May 1940; Page
448A; Image 41 of 68; Household #328.
Listed as Vergie Beavers; age 26; born in VA; married; 7th grade education; lived in same house on
1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Guy L. Beavers.
1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Page 167; submitted by Bettie (Beavers) Glover, Rt4, Box 709, N. Tazewell,
VA 24630.


Mattie Beavers

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Hartwell; E.D. 24-22; taken 3 May 1940; Page
448A; Image 41 of 68; Household #328.
Listed as Mattie Beavers; age 5; born in WV; lived in same house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of
father, Guy L. Beavers.


Gaynell Beavers

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Hartwell; E.D. 24-22; taken 3 May 1940; Page
448A; Image 41 of 68; Household #328.
Listed as Gaynell Beavers; age 3; born in WV; in household of father, Guy L. Beavers.


Verner Jean Beavers

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Hartwell; E.D. 24-22; taken 3 May 1940; Page
448A; Image 41 of 68; Household #328.
Listed as Verner Jean Beavers; age 1; born in WV; in household of father, Guy L. Beavers.


Gerry Evans Barton

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Page 166-167; "Evans and Alice Robinette Barton" article; submitted by
Brenda Barton, RT 1, Box 185, Vallscreek, WV.


Everett C. Sparks

1. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Everett C. Sparks, 83, of Bradshaw, WV finished his earthly journey at 10 p.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at his residence, his beloved and loving family beside him. Everett, E.C. as he was known by his family and friends, was born at Lex, WV on November 5, 1935, the first born of the four sons of the late James Everett and Oma Bell Addair Sparks, lifelong residents of the Bradshaw Coal Camp where E.C. was raised.

"Other than his parents, E.C. was preceded in death by his youngest brother Darrell Sparks, an infant sister Marlene Sparks, and a sister-in-law Debbie Sparks. Also preceding him in death were his best friends Hubert Fain and Rufus Hagerman, both of Jolo; his beloved mother and father-in-law James H. and Patsy Hagerman Riffe; two sisters-in-law Theodora Riffe Rife of Jolo and Sarah C. Riffe of Kentucky; two brothers-in-law Jim Riffe of Ohio, Ernest Rife of Virginia, and Teddy Proffit of Ohio; and a special nephew Ricky Shane Proffit in 1961.

"Surviving E.C, to remember him with joy and to mourn his passing, are his wife of 59 years Bonnie Riffe Sparks of the home; his pride and comfort Jamie Sparks of Jolo and companion Melissa Anne Hagerman, who he loved as a daughter; his adored and adoring daughter Tiffany Sparks Hanna of Sissonville and husband Tony Hanna; two brothers, Ernest Sparks of Princeton and Swanson Sparks of Jolo; four grandchildren, Ryan Sparks of Galax, VA, Kristin Brown of Princeton, Victoria Meadows of Mountain City, TN, and Brian Walker of Jolo; and four great-grandchildren, Abigail, Bently, and Chloe Pruitt, and Cheyenne Sparks; and several nieces and nephews.

"E.C.’s wife’s family became his family, sharing his joys and sorrows and he loved and was loved by each of them; Elizabeth Riffe, Brandon Riffe, Phyllis Proffit, Kathy Riffe, Dot and Jarrell Hoskins, Kay and John Tholander, Kathy and Larry Allen, Donna Rife, Everett Rife, and Kim Riffe, along with numerous in-law nieces and nephews. he is also survived by his friends Connie Jewell, Randall Arrington, and Merle Puckett.

"E.C. served in the Army and was active duty from 1961 to 1963 and remained in the Army Reserves until 1967. He retired from his job as a preparation plant mechanic for MAPCO Coal Company in 1994. E.C. loved the world God made. He loved walking along the riverbanks and the small creeks and roaming the mountains. He enjoyed riding the ridges, trading guns and knives, target shooting, feeding the birds, and watching the moon rise and sun set.

"Honoring his wishes, E.C. will be cremated and a celebration of life service will be announced at a later date with military graveside services...."


Martin George Vargo

1. 1930 Census, Ashtabula Co, OH; Richmond Township; taken 7 Apr 1930; Page 206B; Image 2 of 12;
Family #20/20.
Listed as Martin Vargo; age 14; born in WV; single; in household of father Mike Vargo.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1939); Page 237; WV Archives Web Site.
Martin Vargo; born 28 Oct 1916 in Keystone, WV; single; living in Welch, WV; son of Mike and Ester;
married on 28 Oct 1939 in Raysal, WV; Margaret Laura Fitzer; born 30 Nov 1919 in Logan Co, WV;
single; living at Gary, WV; daughter of John and Ida.
3. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Martin George Vargo
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 25
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Date: 18 Oct 1914
Birth Place: Keystone, West Virginia, USA
Residence Place: Gary, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 16 Oct 1940
Registration Place: Gary, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Employer: United States Coal And Coke Co
Weight: 155
Complexion: Light
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5 10
Next of Kin: Margaret Laura Vargo
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Martin George Vargo Self (Head)
Margaret Laura Vargo Wife"
4. Ohio, Death Records, 1908-1932, 1938-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Martin G Vargo
Birth Date: 1915
Birth Place: West Virginia, United States
Gender: Male
Race: White
Residence Place: Ashtabula, Ohio, United States
Death Date: 6 Sep 1981
Hospital of Death: Memorial Hospital of Geneva
Death Place: Geneva, Ashtabula, Ohio, USA
Certificate: 062718
Age at Death: 66
Certifier: Coroner
Autopsy: No Autopsy performed
Social Security Number: 232-12-5977
Marital status: Divorced"


Margaret Laura Fitzer

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1939); Page 237; WV Archives Web Site.
Martin Vargo; born 28 Oct 1916 in Keystone, WV; single; living in Welch, WV; son of Mike and Ester;
married on 28 Oct 1939 in Raysal, WV; Margaret Laura Fitzer; born 30 Nov 1919 in Logan Co, WV;
single; living at Gary, WV; daughter of John and Ida.