McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

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Melvin A. Slade Sr

1. "The Welch News"; Welch, WV; 16 Mar 2022; On-Line Edition.
"Melvin A. Slade Sr., age 75 who resided at 127 Empire Street in Kimball, WV departed this life on Thursday, March 10, 2022 at Welch Community Hospital in Welch, WV. He was born in Kimball on the 30th day of May, 1946 and the son of the late William W. Sr. and Virgie L. (Dallas) Slade. He was a graduate of Kimball High School and had lived in Mt. Vernon, NY for several years. Melvin was known as a skilled Contractor and a gardener with a “green thumb.” He was a member of Miracle Mt. Carmel Church of God in Kimball and for many years a faithful member of Midway-Shiloh Church in Keystone, WV. In addition to his parents, William Sr., and Virgie, Melvin was preceded in death by one son Kareem and a grandson, Keonte; his brother, Rufus and three sisters: Beverly, Evelyn and Sandra. Melvin will be remembered for his heart of love and his willingness to help others. He leaves to mourn his passing, his loving, devoted wife of 26 years, Teresa A. Slade of the home and their son, Melvin A. Slade III., of Bluefield, WV, Melvin A. Slade Jr., of Philadelphia, PA, Alvin Gravely of Kimball and Dwayne Slade; two brothers, William W. (Patricia) Slade Jr., of Princeton, WV and Garland R. (Sharon) Slade of North Carolina; three sisters: Joanne Smith, Vivian Stewart and Barbara J. Deveaux all of Mt. Vernon; his grandchildren and a host of nephews, nieces and cousins; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; his many friends; which includes special friends: Lonnie Parker, Conner Braggs, Lloyd Lipscomb, Mike Bishop, Pastor Georgia Smith and a very special friend, whom he regarded as a daughter, Erica Craighead. A Celebration of Life Service for Melvin A. Slade Sr., will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Friday, March 18, 2022 at Miracle Mt. Carmel Church of God in Kimball with Pastor Anthony Blair officiating. Interment at the Southwest Virginia Veterans’ Cemetery, 5550 Bagging Plant Road in Dublin, VA. Family and friends will serve as both Pallbearers and flower bearers. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. Services entrusted to Gregory-Page Funeral Home in Welch, (to leave online condolences: gregory-pagefh.com.) Please be advised both COVID Protocol and the wearing of masks will be followed."


John Henry Hicks

1..1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; E.D. 24-17; taken 13 May 1940; Page 336B;
Image 54 of 63; Household #452.
Listed as John Henry Hicks; age 14; born in WV; 3rd grade education; attending school; lived at War,
WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Reuben R. Hicks.
2. World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: John Henry Hicks
Race: White
Age: 18
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Date: 9 Nov 1925
Birth Place: Caretta, West Virginia, USA
Residence Place: Caretta, McDowell, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 9 Nov 1943
Registration Place: Caretta, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Employer: Willie Nester
Height: 5 5
Weight: 126
Complexion: Light
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Next of Kin: Ruben Hicks
Household Members Age Relationship
John Henry Hicks 18 Self (Head)
Ruben Hicks Father"
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1950) Page 161; WV Archives Website.
John Henry Hicks; age 24; born and Living at Caretta, WV; single; married on 12 Aug 1950 at War,
WV; Helen Mitchell; age 16; born in Caretta, WV; single; living at Warriormine, WV; with consent of
Byrd Mitchell, father of Helen Mitchell.
4. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: John Henry Hicks [John Hicks]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 9 Nov 1925
Birth Place: Caretta McDo, West Virginia
Death Date: Dec 1985
Father:
Rubin Hicks
Mother:
Tennessee Puckett
SSN: 235308322
Disability Status: Disability denied - no record of type.
Notes: Jan 1941: Name listed as JOHN HENRY HICKS; 29 Dec 1987: Name listed as JOHN HICKS"
5. FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by Tony Branch; 26 Jul 2008; maintained by daviDJames.
" John Henry Hicks
Birth 1925
Death 1985 (aged 59–60)
Burial
Hillcrest Gardens Cemetery
Mount Holly, Gaston County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 28550776"


Jacob Edward Kennedy

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, page 252B, Family #239.
Listed as Jacob Kenady, age 7, born in Feb 1893 in WV, in household of father, David Kenaday.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw; taken 23 Apr 1910; Page 68B;
Image 8 of 28; Family #62/62.
Listed as Jake Kennedy; age 17; born in WV; farm laborer; in household of father Daniel Kennedy.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1915); Page 238; WV Archives Web Site.
Jacob Kennedy; age 22; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; farmer; living at Lex, WV; son of D. and
Victoria; married on 11 Nov 1915 at the home of the bride; Sitha Rowe; age 18; born in McDowell
Co, WV; single; daughter of Stephen and Vicy.
4. McDowell Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Card #2522; 5 Jun 1917; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Jacob E. Kennedy; age 24; born 23 Feb 1893 on Woosley Creek, WV; farmer; living at Dan, WV;
married; dependent wife and 1 child; medium height with stout build; grey eyes and dark brown hair;
one arm broken and crippled ankle.
5. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1933); Page 389; WV Archives Web Site.
J. E. Kennedy; age 39; born in McDowell Co, WV; widowed; farmer; living in Bradshaw, WV; son of D.
and Victoria was issued a license to marry on 28 Aug 1933 in McDowell Co, WV; no return by
minister; Eva Payne; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Irvin and Rhoda.
6. McDowell Co, WV; WW II Draft Registration Card #U-742; 27 Apr 1942; Ancestry,com Web Site.
Jacob Edward Kennedy; age 50; born in Bradshaw, WV; living at Bradshaw, WV; works on own farm;
person who will always know address, Eva Kennedy, Bradshaw, WV; 6'0"' 170 lbs; blue eyes; gray
hair; sallow complexion; scar on left forehead.
7. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #8314; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Jacob Edward Kennedy; age 57; born in McDowell Co, WV; widowed; one previous marriage;
farmer; living at Bradshaw, WV; son of Daniel and Victoria (Evans) Kennedy; married on 26 Apr 1950
in Grundy, VA; Eva Payne; age 37; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; never married; living at
Paynesville, WV; daughter of Ervin and Rhoda (Mullins) Payne.
8. Tazewell Co, VA; Death Certificate #15511; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Jacob Edward Kennedy; age 72; born 23 Feb 1892 in WV; married; miner; living at Box 463,
Bradshaw, WV; son of Daniel and Victoria (Evans) Kennedy; died 7 May 1965 in Jeffersonville
Hospital, Tazewell, VA; due to coronary occlusion; with generalized arteriosclerosis, and coronary
insufficiency; buried in Rowe Cemetery, Paynesville, WV; informant, Eva Kennedy.


Cynthia M. Rowe

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 3 May 1910, Page 90A, Family #191.
Listed as Cythe Rowe, age 12, born in WV, in household of father, Stephen Rowe.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1915); Page 238; WV Archives Web Site.
Jacob Kennedy; age 22; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; farmer; living at Lex, WV; son of D. and
Victoria; married on 11 Nov 1915 at the home of the bride; Sitha Rowe; age 18; born in McDowell Co,
WV; single; daughter of Stephen and Vicy.