McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV; Families and Individuals

Notes


Frank Herbert Mitchem

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Northfork District; Crumpler; taken on 26 Apr 1930; Page 63A;
Family #179.
Listed as Frank Mitchem; age 8; born in WV; in household of father, Audley H. Mitchem.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Northfork District; Crumpler; E.D. 24-53; Page 992B; Image
14 of 62; Household #113.
Listed as Frank Mitchem; age 18; born in WV; single; 9th grade education; not attending school;
lived in same place on 1 Apr 1935; loader in coal mine; in household of father, Audley H. Mitchem.
3. World War II Young American Patriots, 1941-1945; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Frank H. Mitchem
Gender : Male
Rank: Corporal
Age: 20
Birth Date: 6 Nov 1921
Birth Place : Mercer, West Virginia
School: Crumpler schools
Enlistment Date: 4 Aug 1942
Enlistment Place: Parris Island, South Carolina
Branch of Service: US Marine Corps
Theater of War : Camp Pendleton, Calif.; South Pacific
Type of Medal: two Battle Stars, Purple Heart, Presidential Unit Citation
Father: Audley H. Mitchem
Mother: Mitchem
Spouse: Thelma Huffman Mitchem"
4. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Frank Herbert Mitchem [Frank Mitchem]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 6 Nov 1921
Birth Place: Crumpler, West Virginia
Death Date: Sep 1976
Father:
Audley H Mitchem
Mother:
Zorie Shrewsbury
SSN: 234220302
Notes: Feb 1939: Name listed as FRANK HERBERT MITCHEM;
18 Dec 1987: Name listed as FRANK MITCHEM"
5. FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by kenneth bowen; 19 Jul 2010; maintained by Melody Bailey.
" Frank Herbert Mitchem
Birth 6 Nov 1921
Crumpler, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 23 Sep 1976 (aged 54)
Burial
Roselawn Memorial Gardens
Princeton, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 55154621"

Additional Information Posted:
"CPL. U. S. Marine Corp. World War II"


Thelma Mae Huffman

1. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Thelma Mae Mitchem [Thelma M Mitchem] [Thelma Mae Huffman]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 7 May 1921
Birth Place: McComas Merc, West Virginia
Death Date: 3 Mar 1999
Father:
Robert D Huffman
Mother:
Cora Stevens
SSN: 234386990
Notes: Apr 1943: Name listed as THELMA MAE MITCHEM;
10 Mar 1999: Name listed as THELMA M MITCHEM"
2. FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by wvguy; 24 Mar 2019.
" Thelma Mae Huffman Mitchem
Birth 5 May 1921
Death 3 Mar 1999 (aged 77)
Princeton, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Roselawn Memorial Gardens
Princeton, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 197802428"

Additional Information Posted:
"Thelma Mae Mitchem, 77, of Route 6, Box 181, (Kirby Addition), Princeton, died Wednesday, March 3, 1999, at a Princeton hospital. Born May 5, 1921, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Carrie Stevens Huffman. She had been a resident of the Kirby Addition for 30 years, she was a homemaker and attended Liberty Baptist Church.

"In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Mitchem; one sister, Helen Huffman; three brothers, Troy, Ray and Glen Huffman; and one nephew, Mickey Spicer.

"Survivors include one daughter, Joan Anderson of Princeton; granddaughters, Donita Anderson of Princeton and Pamela Anderson Tench of Quakertown, Pa.; sisters, Elsie Bailey and Margaret Davis, both of McComas; and brothers, Luther Huffman of Montcalm and Albert Huffman of Lashmeet.

"Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 6, at I p.m. at Cravens-Shires Funeral Home Chapel, Bluewell, with the Rev. Larry Roberts officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. Pallbearers will be Garnett Basham, Mark Parsed, Charles Phillips, Don Anderson, Paul Rutherford, Jim Smith and Michael Davis. James “Blackbird” Collins."


Taft Slusher Sr

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; 1995; Edited by Dr, Thomas C.
Hatcher; Geneva Steele; Sandra Long and Christine Carr McGuire; "Edward and Sarah Shaw,
Miner"; Article; Page 237; submitted by Irma N. Webb, 308 Valleydale, Bluefield, WV 24605.


Rosa Shaw

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; 1995; Edited by Dr, Thomas C.
Hatcher; Geneva Steele; Sandra Long and Christine Carr McGuire; "Edward and Sarah Shaw,
Miner"; Article; Page 237; submitted by Irma N. Webb, 308 Valleydale, Bluefield, WV 24605.


Taft Slusher Jr

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; 1995; Edited by Dr, Thomas C.
Hatcher; Geneva Steele; Sandra Long and Christine Carr McGuire; "Edward and Sarah Shaw,
Miner"; Article; Page 237; submitted by Irma N. Webb, 308 Valleydale, Bluefield, WV 24605.


Howard Slusher

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; 1995; Edited by Dr, Thomas C.
Hatcher; Geneva Steele; Sandra Long and Christine Carr McGuire; "Edward and Sarah Shaw,
Miner"; Article; Page 237; submitted by Irma N. Webb, 308 Valleydale, Bluefield, WV 24605.


Edward Slusher

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; 1995; Edited by Dr, Thomas C.
Hatcher; Geneva Steele; Sandra Long and Christine Carr McGuire; "Edward and Sarah Shaw,
Miner"; Article; Page 237; submitted by Irma N. Webb, 308 Valleydale, Bluefield, WV 24605.


James Winton Masters

1. E-mail from Julia A. Melander, 6 Jan 2020.
"...My father's name is Barry Gene Masters. His mother and father are Bessie Ann Brown and James Winton Masters of Overton County, TN (Livingston). Barry was born on Oct. 5, 1948 in Anderson, IN...."

"Also, my father's 4th great-grandfather, James Hillery Masters was a founder of Anderson, SC. I noticed you live in NC. I have a lot of TN and WVA family who lived in NC before relocating to TN or VA or WVA. He's the 4th great-grandson of Captain Hananiah Lincoln...."


Bessie Ann Brown

1. E-mail from Julia A. Melander, 6 Jan 2020.
"...My father's name is Barry Gene Masters. His mother and father are Bessie Ann Brown and James Winton Masters of Overton County, TN (Livingston). Barry was born on Oct. 5, 1948 in Anderson, IN...."

"Also, my father's 4th great-grandfather, James Hillery Masters was a founder of Anderson, SC. I noticed you live in NC. I have a lot of TN and WVA family who lived in NC before relocating to TN or VA or WVA. He's the 4th great-grandson of Captain Hananiah Lincoln...."


Joe Justice

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; 1995; Edited by Dr, Thomas C.
Hatcher; Geneva Steele; Sandra Long and Christine Carr McGuire; "Jimmy and Mary Ruth Steele,
Miner"; Article; Page 243; submitted by Geneva Steele, HC61, Box 37-B, Paynesville, WV 24873.


Kissie Sparks

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; 1995; Edited by Dr, Thomas C.
Hatcher; Geneva Steele; Sandra Long and Christine Carr McGuire; "Jimmy and Mary Ruth Steele,
Miner"; Article; Page 243; submitted by Geneva Steele, HC61, Box 37-B, Paynesville, WV 24873.


Carl Bolen

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1945); Page 424; WV Archives Website.
Carl Bolen; age 22; born and living at War, WV; single; married on 14 Dec 1945 at Jolo, WV; Ruby
Beatrice Clark; age 19; born in Henry Co, VA; single; living at Jolo, WV.


Ruby Beatrice Clark

1. "The Heritage of McDowell Co, WV, 1858-1995"; McDowell Co, WV Historical Society; 1995;
"Harley and Clara Clark, Miner" article; Page 119; submitted by Clara Clark, Jolo, WV.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; War; taken on 8 Apr 1930; Page 6B; Family #117.
Listed as Ruby Clark; age 4; born in WV; in household of father, Jessie B. Clark.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1945); Page 424; WV Archives Website.
Carl Bolen; age 22; born and living at War, WV; single; married on 14 Dec 1945 at Jolo, WV; Ruby
Beatrice Clark; age 19; born in Henry Co, VA; single; living at Jolo, WV.
4. FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by Diane Hurst; 18 Jul 2016.
"Ruby Beatrice Clark Bolen
Birth 29 Jan 1926
Death 17 Jul 2016 (aged 90)
Burial
Parklawn Memorial Park
Hampton, Hampton City, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 167152628"


David Carl Jones

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 11 Apr 1930; Page 255A; Image 29 of
51; Family #242/248.
Listed as D. Carl Jones; age 1 yr, 1 mon; born in WV; in household of father, David Jones.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Krolitz; E.D. 24-57; taken on 12 Apr 1940; Page
1196A; Image 27 of 74; Household #226.
Listed as David C. Jones; age 11; born in WV; 2nd grade education; attending school; lived in McDowell
Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, David D. Jones.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1948); Page 382; WV Archives Web Site.
David Carl Jones; age 21; born in Arista, WV; single; living at Iaeger, WV; married on 7 Jun 1948
at Iaeger, WV; Helen Ruby Beane; age 21( age is questionable); born and living at Iaeger, WV; single.


Helen Ruby Bean

1. "Heritage of McDowell Co, WV 1858-1999", Vol II, "Mr. and Mrs. John W. Alley" article, Page 158.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1948); Page 382; WV Archives Web Site.
David Carl Jones; age 21; born in Arista, WV; single; living at Iaeger, WV; married on 7 Jun 1948
at Iaeger, WV; Helen Ruby Beane; age 21( age is questionable); born and living at Iaeger, WV; single.


Betty Ruth Cook

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 24 Apr 1930, Page 201B, Family #279.
Listed as Ruth Cook, age 3, born in WV, in household of father, Herbert Cook.


Viola Garnet Stewart

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 22 Apr 1930, Page 200A, Family #261.
Listed as Viola Stewart, age 3, born in WV, in household of father, Roy C. Stewart.
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Viola G Chambers
[Viola Garnett Burnett]
[Viola Burnett]
[Viola G Stewart]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 11 Apr 1929
Birth Place: Matheny Wyom, West Virginia
[Matheny, West Virginia]
Death Date: 5 Sep 1996
Father: Roy C Stewart
Mother: Lula J Brown
SSN: 234909450
Type of Claim: Duplicate request; evidence of identity only submitted.
Notes: 20 May 1981: Name listed as VIOLA G CHAMBERS;
12 Oct 1984: Name listed as VIOLA GARNETT BURNETT; :
Name listed as VIOLA GARNET BURNETT;
11 Sep 1996: Name listed as VIOLA G BURNETT"