McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families

Notes


Sean McDearmon Lumsden

1. Virginia, U.S., Birth Records, 1912-2020, Delayed Birth Records, 1721-1920; Ancestry.com Website,
"Name: Sean McDearmon Lumsden
Birth Date: 3 Sep 1979
Birth Place: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Certificate Number: 1979049086"
2. Virginia, U.S., Marriage Records, 1936-2014; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Sean McDearmon Lumsden
Marriage Date: 31 Jan 1998
Marriage Place: Bedford, Virginia, USA
Spouse: Dana Rena Mullins"


Dana Rena Mullins

1. Virginia, U.S., Birth Records, 1912-2020, Delayed Birth Records, 1721-1920; Ancestry.com Website,
"Name: Dana Rena Mullins
Birth Date: 3 Nov 1978
Birth Place: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Certificate Number: 1978059158"
2. Virginia, U.S., Marriage Records, 1936-2014; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Dana Rena Mullins
Marriage Date: 31 Jan 1998
Marriage Place: Bedford, Virginia, USA
Spouse: Sean McDearmon Lumsden "


Mose Payne

1. 1920 McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Johnny Cake; taken on 11 Mar 1920; Page 246B;
Family #237/241.
Listed as Mose Payne; age 14; born in WV; in household of father, Noah Payne.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1929); Page 231; WV Archives Website.
Mose Payne; age 22; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; laborer; living at Avondale, WV; son of Noah
and Ida; married on 26 Aug 1929 at Roderfield, WV; Louise Lester; age 19; born in McDowell Co,
WV; single; daughter of John and Rinda.


Louisa Lester

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Paynesville; taken on 5 Feb 1920; Page 227B;
Family #245/247.
Listed as Louisa Lester; age 8; born in WV; in household of father, John Lester.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1929); Page 231; WV Archives Website.
Mose Payne; age 22; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; laborer; living at Avondale, WV; son of Noah
and Ida; married on 26 Aug 1929 at Roderfield, WV; Louise Lester; age 19; born in McDowell Co,
WV; single; daughter of John and Rinda.


James Garfield Bocook

1. Russell Co, VA; WW I Draft Registratiin Card #1160; 12 Sep 1918; Ancestry.com Website.
James Garfield Bocook; age 39; born 11 Aug 1879; living in Drill, VA; coal miner; employed by
Buchanan Coal Co, Drill, VA; nearest relative, Jane Bocook, Columbus, KS; medium height and build;
blue eyes and brown hair.
2. Mercer Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1920); Page 26; Line #40; WV Archives Website.
James G. Bocook; age 38; born in WV; single; living at Lex, WV; married on 13 Nov 1920 in Bluefield,
WV; Ora J. Brewster; age 36; born in WV; single; living in Mullens, WV.
3. 1940 Census, Logan Co, WV; Triadelphia District; Crown; E.D. 23-39; taken 17 Apr 1940; Page 801A;
Household #243.
Listed as James G. Bocook; age 60; born in WV; married; 4 yrs HS education; lived in McDowell Co,
WV on 1 Apr 1935; no listed occupation; head of household.
4. Wayne Co, WV; Death Certificate #9778; WV Archives Website.
James G. Bocook; age 66 yrs, 7 days; born 11 Aug 1879 in Huntington, WV; married; husband of
Eliza Bocook, age 33; veteran of Spanish American War; living at Mullens, WV; son of Allen and Jane
(Workman) Bocook; died 18 Aug 1945 in the VA Hospital, Huntington, WV; due to lymphatic leukemia;
body removed 19 Aug 1945 for cemetery in Roderfield, WV.


Ora J. Brewster

1. Ancestry.com Web Site, James Brewster Search, 7 Aug 2002, submitted by
Glen Allen Lester, g_a_l@hotmail.com.
Sarah L. Smith; born on 20 Jun 1865; daughter of John F. and Mary Lester
Smith, married James Brewster.
Daughter, Orie Brewster; born on 20 Jun 1884.
2. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Baileysville District, Family #97.
Listed as Orie J. Brewster, age 15, in household of father, James Brewster.
3. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Slab Fork District, taken on 16 Apr 1910, Page 280B, Family #20.
Listed as Ora J. Brewster, age 25, born in WV, 2 children, 2 living, cook, in household of Charlotte
Sizemore.
4. Mercer Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1920); Page 26; Line #40; WV Archives Website.
James G. Bocook; age 38; born in WV; single; living at Lex, WV; married on 13 Nov 1920 in Bluefield,
WV; Ora J. Brewster; age 36; born in WV; single; living in Mullens, WV.


Mary Bocook

1. 1940 Census, Logan Co, WV; Triadelphia District; Crown; E.D. 23-39; taken 17 Apr 1940; Page 801A;
Household #243.
Listed as Mary Bocook; age 14; born in WV; single; 4th grade education; attending school; in
household of father James G. Bocook.


Debra Michalle Handy

1. U.S., Obituary Collection, 1930-Current; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Debra Michele Handy
Gender: Female
Death Age: 64
Birth Date: 31 May 1953
Birth Place: Irvington, New Jersey
Residence Place: War
Death Date: 1 Dec 2017
Death Place: Bluefield
Burial Date: 7 Dec
Burial Place: Tazewell, VA.
Child:
Willa Handy
Siblings:
Joe Handy
Ann Handy
Peter Handy
Paula Handy"
2. FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by Byrd; 25 Jan 2018.
" Debra Michelle Handy
Birth 31 May 1953
Irvington, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
Death 1 Dec 2017 (aged 64)
Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Maplewood Cemetery
Tazewell, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 186871721"

Additional Information Posted:
"She was a lifetime resident of War, and passed away at The Maples, Bluefield.
Daughter of the late Joe Willie Handy and Willa Ann Wright Handy. Debra graduated from the Big Creek High School and attended Bluefield State College. Member of Christ the King Catholic Church in War.

"She will be remembered by her daughter; four siblings; a niece; a nephew; and a host of aunts, uncles, other family members and friends.

"A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, December 7 at 11 a.m. in Christ the King Catholic Church, War with Father Luis Lacson officiating.

"The wake was held one hour before the service on Thursday at the church.

"The Douglas Mortuary was in charge of the services.

"Bluefield Daily Telegraph"
3. MSN.com; Microsoft News.
"AP-Nov 15, 2021; "WVa teacher's family receives big unclaimed property check"
"CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The family of a deceased West Virginia teacher has received an unclaimed property check of more than $151,000.

"State Treasurer Riley Moore presented the check Saturday to the family of Debra Handy.

"A lifelong resident of War, Handy worked with the McDowell County school system for more than four decades. After her 2017 death, the funds in her teacher’s retirement account were eventually turned over to the treasurer’s office as unclaimed property.

"Handy's daughter, Willa Handy, also is a teacher and plans to use the funds to complete her doctoral degree, Moore's office said in a news release."


Cora Lee Blankenship England

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1955); Page 325; WV Archives Web Site.
Herman Herbert Hall; age 31; born at Wallgrove, WV; single; living at Hensley, WV; married on 23
Mar 1955 at Big Sandy, WV; Cora Lee England; age 16; born and living at Hensley, WV; single;
with consent of Marie Hall, mother of Cora Lee England, father deceased.
2. Stafford Funeral Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"Corlee Hall, 69, of Hensley Hollow, WV passed away
surrounded by her loving family at her home on Friday
November 12, 2010. She was born March 13, 1941 in
Avondale, WV a daughter of the late Ira and Marie Mullins
Blankenship. She was a homemaker and loving wife and
mother. She was of the baptist faith and an active volunteer of
Five Loaves and Two Fishes Food Bank. In addition to her
parents her husband of 42 years Herman Hall preceded her in
death along with two brothers Mack and Butch Hall and a great
granddaughter Sabrina Thomas. Survivors include a son
Brandon Hall and daughter Margie Hall both of the home,
daughters Linda Thomas of Bedford, VA, Brenda Mullins of
Hensley, and Barbara Gibson of Sandy Huff; six grandchildren,
seven great grandchildren; two brothers Benny England and
Donald England both of Hensley; two sisters Shirley Willard of
Big Sandy and Patricia Shook of Franklin, NC; a dear special
friend Margie Falvo; a special friend of the family Sara Powers;
her special dog Gizmo; and a host of other loving family and
friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Monday
November 15, 2010 in the Myrtle Valley Baptist Church,
Hensley Hollow, with Rev. Bubby Flavo officiating. Corlee will
be laid to rest in the Upper England Cemetery, Hensley
Hollow, WV..."


Lola Gaynel Addair

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; "Karen Elaine Dunford Jones
McKenny"; Article; Page 202; submitted by James Jamie Jones, Canebrake, WV.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records, Vol #__(1945); Page 60; WV Archives Website.
Ernest Dunford; age 18; born in Bradshaw, WV; single; living at Bartley, WV; married on 13 Jul 1945
at Low Gap, WV; Lola Addair; age 17; born in Atwell, WV; single; living at Bartley, WV; with consent of
Pearl Dunford, mother of Ernest Dunford and Ola Addair, mother of Lola Addair.


Daniel Wagoner

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; "James R. Wagoner"; Article;
Page 258; submitted by Hazel Wagoner, Box 54, English, WV 24832.


Lucinda Day

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; "James R. Wagoner"; Article;
Page 258; submitted by Hazel Wagoner, Box 54, English, WV 24832.


John Wagoner

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; "James R. Wagoner"; Article;
Page 258; submitted by Hazel Wagoner, Box 54, English, WV 24832.
"...killed in the coalmines at Coalwood, WV"