McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

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Joseph Walton Cameron Sr

1. "Wyoming County WV Hertiage", WGS 1995, "Woodrow and Ruby Jones Cameron" Article, Page 92.
" WOODROW AND RUBY JONES
CAMERON
"My name is Ruby Jones Cameron, born
August 9, 1923 at home to parents Richard
and Siggie Bertha Blankenship Jones with
midwife Mickey Ty England attending.
"My parents were farmers. I grew up on a
farm in the head of Pad Fork in Wyoming
County. We raised big gardens, and canned
everything we could for the winter months,
including fruit and blackberries, laying away
apples, cabbages and potatoes in a large
hole in the ground, usually under the house,
covered securely to keep from freezing.
Nothing was wasted in those days.
"My paternal grandparents, Johnny and
Mary Jones were from Kentucky and my
maternal grandparents Lewis and Muby
Patsy Blankenship were born and raised in
and around Wyoming County.
"I met and married Woodrow Wilson
Cameron, born September 26, 1922 son of
Seth and Mary Richmond Cameron on May
28, 1943. The day we were married at the
Pineville courthouse, they called a preacher
Rob Dameron, who had been painting. He
came right over, looking very colorful with
paint all over him.
"We moved to Cub Creek at Baileysville in
1949. Woodrow worked in the coal mines,
mainly at Red Jacket, Twin Branch, and for
Leck Addair around thirty years retiring in
1968. His hobbies were hunting, mostly
squirrel and deer, and Ginsenging. Bad
health has forced him to stay home now, so
his only hobby is playing the lottery and hop-
ing to win the Power Ball someday. He also
loves to make quilts.
"Woodrow has two sisters Dora and Lau-
rie, seven brothers; Council, Silas “Moody”,
John and Jacob twins, Jacob is deceased,
Charlie, deceased, Wiley, deceased, and
Callis deceased. He knows barely anyone
beyond an uncle whose name is Bill and a
few cousins.
"To our marriage were born the following
children: Calvin died shortly after birth, Wal-
ton who lived in Michigan, died May З0,
1990. Franklin lives in Wisconsin, Wanda
lives in Woodbridge, Va. She is in sen/ice,
soon to retire. Truman Lee married Marietta
Fritz and lives at Cub Creek. Eleanor mar-
ried Eugene Dunnigan of McDowell County.
They live at Twin Branch, and daughter Ellen
whom we raised, whose mother, who was
Woodrow’s first cousin, had died at her birth.
She married Okey Miller. Ellen has been with
the public school system for twenty-seven
years teaching at Bailysville Elementary and
Junior High Schools. She lives in Sophia.
"In 1980, while we were away, our house
burned. We lost everything. We built back in
1981. Our family and friends gave us a
household shower and a lot of our old pho-
tographs were replaced.
" My hobbies have been sewing, making
hundreds of quilts in my lifetime, but my great-
est joy has been Ginsenging with my buddies,
Ruby Vance and Juanita Barnett. We’ve dug
lots of Ginseng and killed numerous Copper-
heads and Rattlesnakes. Getting into Yellow
Jackets were worse than the snakes.
"One day we decided to go up the hollow
to do some “sangin”, but somehow we got
turned around on a point and ended up over
in Huff Creek. We made it home at dark after
a three-hour walk via of the roadway. Submit-
ted by: Ruby Cameron "
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by grace michele; 27 Aug 2012.
" Joseph Walton Cameron
Birth 17 Jan 1946
McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 30 May 1990 (aged 44)
Goodrich, Genesee County, Michigan, USA
Burial
Ortonville Cemetery
Brandon Gardens, Oakland County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 96079366 "


Betty Ann Pruitt

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Richard S.; 21 Sep 2011.
" Betty Ann Cameron
Birth 24 Mar 1949
Iaeger, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 17 Sep 2011 (aged 62)
Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan, USA
Burial
Ortonville Cemetery
Brandon Gardens, Oakland County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 76862382"

Additional Information Posted:
"CAMERON, BETTY ANN, age 62 of Pontiac, passed away peacefully at her home with her children by her side. She is reunited in heaven with her husband Joseph Walton Cameron who she married on December 25, 1964; mother of Terry and Joseph Jr. (Phyllis); daughter of Rosnell and the late Clarence Pruitt; grandma of Brittney, Breanna, Joel and Knycoal Cameron; great grandma of Jaden, Jullianna, and Jaxsen Cameron; sister of Clarence (Mary) Pruitt, Bobby (Linda) Pruitt, Deanna (Dusty) Yates, Peggy Lyons and the late Jesse and Danny Pruitt; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Betty made her family her primary focus. She worked at GM Truck and Bus for 28 years and graduated from Hazel Park High School with her fellow employees on June 28, 1993. Funeral service Saturday 12:30 p.m. at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Friday 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. Pastor Jerry Boritzki officiating."


Emmett Blevins

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Pat Parks Owensby; 4 Nov 2016.
"Emmett Blevins
Birth 14 Aug 1906
Elizabethton, Carter County, Tennessee, USA
Death 3 Feb 1980 (aged 73)
Marytown, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Roselawn Memorial Gardens
Princeton, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 172199723"


Sarah Dorthea Floyd

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Pat Parks Owensby; 4 Nov 2016.
"Sarah Dorthea Floyd Blevins
Birth 20 Sep 1907
Tennessee, USA
Death 11 May 1975 (aged 67)
Marytown, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Roselawn Memorial Gardens
Princeton, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 172199836"


Young Kennedy

1. 1880 Census, Logan Co, WV; Magnolia District; taken 14 Jun 1880; Page 293A; Image 1 of 20;
Family #2/2.
Listed as Young Keneda; age 2; born in VA; in household of father, William J. Kennedy.
2. Mingo Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1910); Page 261; WV Archives Web Site.
Young Kennedy; age 30; born in Logan Co, WV; single; clerk; living at Hinch, WV; son of Willian and
Chloe Kennedy; married on 18 Dec 1910 at A.L. Smith's in Mingo Co, WV; Sallie Mitchell; age 22;
born in Logan Co, WV; daughter of Thomas and Nancy Mitchell.
3. 1910 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Magnolia District; Devon; talen 5 May 1910; Page 186B; Image 48 of
56; Family #345/375.
Listed as Young Cannady; age 30; born in WV; single; farm laborer; in household of father, William
J. Kennedy.
4. Mingo Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Card #2299; 12 Sep 1918; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Young Kennedy; age 40; born 10 May 1878; living in Matewan, WV; merchant; Kennedy Hardware
and Furniture, Matewan, WV; nearest relative, Sallie H. Kennedy, Matewan, WV; medium height
with slender build; blur eyes and brown hair.
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by osborne/hayner; 15 Mar 2012; maintained by Find A. Grave.
" Young Kennedy
Birth 1877
West Virginia, USA
Death 26 Jul 1954 (aged 76–77)
Devon, Mingo County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Kennedy Cemetery
Mingo County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 86800766
(Per Death Cerificate, he died from a self inflicted bullet wound in head)


Sallie H. Mitchell

1. Mingo Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1910); Page 261; WV Archives Web Site.
Young Kennedy; age 30; born in Logan Co, WV; single; clerk; living at Hinch, WV; son of Willian and
Chloe Kennedy; married on 18 Dec 1910 at A.L. Smith's in Mingo Co, WV; Sallie Mitchell; age 22;
born in Logan Co, WV; daughter of Thomas and Nancy Mitchell.


Joseph Bernard Murray Jr

1. U.S., Obituary Collection, 1930-Current; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Joseph B. Murray Jr.
Gender: Male
Death Age: 71
Birth Date: 9 Nov 1931
Residence Place: Troy, New York
Death Date: 13 Feb 2003
Death Place: Troy, New York"
2. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Joseph B. Murray Jr.
SSN: 070-26-1208
Last Residence:
12180 Troy, Rensselaer, New York, USA
Born: 9 Nov 1931
Last Benefit: 12180, Troy, Rensselaer, New York, United States of America
Died: 13 Feb 2003
State (Year) SSN issued: New York (Before 1951)"
3. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Joseph Bernerd Murray
[Joseph B Murray Jr]
[Joseph Murray Jr]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 9 Nov 1931
Birth Place: Troy Renn, New York
Death Date: 13 Feb 2003
Father: Joseph B Murray
Mother: Ceceilia Beelen
SSN: 070261208
Notes: Oct 1949: Name listed as JOSEPH BERNERD MURRAY;
27 Feb 2003: Name listed as JOSEPH B MURRAY JR;
06 Mar 2003: Name listed as JOSEPH B MURRAY JR"
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Alysia; 29 Apr 2014.
" Joseph B. Murray, Jr
Birth 9 Nov 1931
Death 13 Feb 2003 (aged 71)
Burial
Saint Joseph's Cemetery
Troy, Rensselaer County, New York, USA
Plot Section 9"
5. U.S. Veterans' Gravesites, ca.1775-2006; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: JOSEPH B Jr Murray
Service Info.: AM2 US NAVY KOREA
Birth Date: 9 Nov 1931
Death Date: 13 Feb 2003
Cemetery: Saint Joseph's Cemetery
Cemetery Address: 160 Mann Avenue Troy, NY 12180"


Joanna Mary "Joan" Bovino

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Laurie & Nate S.; 3 Jun 2015.
Joan M. Bovino Murray
Birth 16 Sep 1937
USA
Death 23 May 2015 (aged 77)
New York, USA
Burial
Saint Joseph's Cemetery
Troy, Rensselaer County, New York, USA
Plot Section 9"

Additional Information Posted:
"TROY - Joan Murray, 77, a native of Troy, NY, passed away into the arms of our Lord, May 23, 2015.

"Joan was predeceased by her husband of 44 years, Joseph.

"Shortly after her husband’s death, Joan relocated to Deerfield Beach Fl. Joan was devoted to her family, faith and friends.

"She was a member of the St. Ambrose Woman’s Club and volunteered at The Broward County library.

"Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery Mann Ave., Troy.

"Arrangements by The Wm. Leahy Funeral home 336 Third Street Troy, NY."


Ronald Eugene King

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1957); Page 329; WV Archives Web Site.
Ronald Eugene King; age 21; born in Iaeger, WV; single; living at Box 507, Iaeger, WV; married on
16 Mar 1957 in Welch, WV; Jacqueline Gail Bare; age 19; born and living at Panther, WV; single; with
consent of George V, and Stella Bare, parents of Jacqueline Bare.
2. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Ronald Eugene King, age 83 of Marion, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2019. He was born in Iaeger, WV, on June 18, 1935, and he was the only child of Henry Stuart and Nina Mabel (nee Lefler) King. He married Jacqueline Bare on March 16, 1957 in Welch, WV.Ron graduated with honors from Iaeger High School in May 1953. He attended Marshall University. He worked for Iaeger Supply Company and Southern Wholesale Furniture in Iaeger. He returned to complete his B.S. degree in Business Salesmanship at Concord University in May of 1964. Ron accepted a position with Goodyear Service Stores and moved his family to Columbus, Ohio, in 1964. They followed his Goodyear employment from Columbus to St. Mary’s and then to Lima, Ohio. After moving to Marion, Ron worked for the Erie Lackawanna Railroad. At the closing of the Erie, he began work for Conrail in Columbus. After his retirement from Conrail, Ron worked as a Probation Officer for the Marion County Courts for eight years. He retired in 2000.In addition to his wife, Ron is survived by two children: Rhonda Jeane (Keith) Johnson of Webster, FL, and Jeffrey Stuart (Denise) King of LaRue, OH; five grandchildren: Joy Battle (Neil) Cruz of Albertville, AL, Hope (David) Bridwell of Wren, GA, Faith Johnson of Pensacola, FL, Kristin (Jay) Cowell of Bucyrus, OH, and Austin King of Marion, OH; and five great-grandchildren: Sophie and Joshua Battle, Rylee Hoffer, and Analise and Everly Bridwell. Ron was aware that he would have two more great-grandchildren in July and November of this year.Ron loved to travel and went on many trips with his wife. He enjoyed bowling and was on the Erie Bowling League for many years. He was a past member of the IOOF and the Lion’s Club.Calling hours will be held on Friday, June 14, 2019 from 5 pm to 8 pm at the Boyd-Born Funeral Home. Services will take place on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 11 am at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Roselawn Cemetery in Princeton, WV. on Tuesday June 18. 2019 at 11am...."


Jacqueline Gail Bare

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1957); Page 329; WV Archives Web Site.
Ronald Eugene King; age 21; born in Iaeger, WV; single; living at Box 507, Iaeger, WV; married on
16 Mar 1957 in Welch, WV; Jacqueline Gail Bare; age 19; born and living at Panther, WV; single; with
consent of George V, and Stella Bare, parents of Jacqueline Bare.


Waltham Earl "Buck" Jones Sr

1. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Walthan Earl Jones
Race: White
Age: 18
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Place: Coaldan, Virginia, USA
Birth Date: 25 Aug 1923
Residence Place: Bradshaw, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 30 Jun 1942
Occupation: Southern Coal Co
Weight: 143
Complexion: Light
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5 9
Next of Kin: R C Jones
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Walthan Earl Jones "
2. "World War II Young American Patriots, 1941-1945"; McDowell Co, WV; Page 721; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Walthan Earl "Buck" Jones; born 25 Aug 1923; CM 3rd Class; US Navy; entered service 9 Oct 1942;
served at Norfolk, VA and South Pacific; attended Iaeger HS; Methodist; son of M/M R.C. Jones, Roderfield, WV.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'64 017727; WV Archives Web Site.
Walthem Earl Jones; age 41; born 25 Aug 1923; married; deputy sheriff; served in WW II; living at
Bradshaw, WV; son of Ruben and Bertha (Sizemore) Jones; died 5 Dec 1964 at Bradshaw, WV;
due to coronary thrombosis with chronic cardio-vascular disease; buried 8 Dec 1964 in Iaeger
Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, WV; informant, Virginia Jones, Bradshaw, WV.
4.. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 3 Dec 2013.
Walthem E. "Buck" Jones; born 25 Aug 1923; died 5 Dec 1964; buried here; double headstone photo shown
with wife, Virginia M. Jones; grave marker photo shown; "WEST VIRGINIA * CMG USNR * WORLD WAR II";
"MARRIED JULY 1, 1946".


Virginia Elizabeth Messineo

1. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Virginia Elizabeth Messineo
[Virginia Messineo Jones]
[Virginia Jones]
[Virginia Elizabeth Messiner]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 23 Mar 1926
Birth Place: McComas Murp, West Virginia
[McComas, West Virginia]
Death Date: 15 Apr 1992
Father: Mike Messiner
Mother: Rosie
SSN: 235309831
Notes: Apr 1942: Name listed as VIRGINIA ELIZABETH MESSINEO; May 1956: Name listed as VIRGINIA MESSINEO JONES; Jun 1964: Name listed as VIRGINIA ELIZABETH JONES; 03 Jun 1993: Name listed as VIRGINIA JONES"
2.. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 3 Dec 2013.
Virginia M. Jones; born in 1926; died in 1994; buried here; double headstone photo shown with husband,
Walthem Earl Jones; "MARRIED JULY 1, 1946".


Jasper Lofton

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #18204; WV Archives Web Site.
Jasper Lofton; age 65 yrs, 3 mons. 20 gays; born 1 Dec 1895 in MS; widowed; Negro; coal miner;
SS# 233-12-8305; living at Havaco, WV; son of Andrew Jackson and Sally Ann (______) Lofton;
died 20 Mar 1961 in Havaco, WV; due to coronary thrombosis; buried 27 Mar 1961 in Oak Grove
Cemetery, Bluewell, Mercer Co, WB; informant, Bettye Lofton, Havaco, WV.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by B. Walls; 29 Jan 2018.
" Jasper Lofton
Birth 1 Dec 1895
Mississippi, USA
Death 20 Mar 1961 (aged 65)
Havaco, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Oak Grove Cemetery
Bluewell, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Plot G 274"


Hallie Marks

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #17095; WV Archives Web Site.
Hallie Lofton; age 54; born 1 Mar 1902 in Marion, VA; married; colored; domestic; living at Havaco,
WV; daughter of Charlie and Mary (Locks) Marks; died 22 Nov 1956 in Grace Hospital, Welch, WV;
due to cerebrovasculos, accident thrombosis; previous stroke; hypertension; buried 26 Nov 1956
in Oak Grove Cemetery (Bluewell, Mercer Co, WV).
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by B. Walls; 5 Jan 2016.
"Hallie Lofton
Birth 4 Mar 1904
Marion, Smyth County, Virginia, USA
Death 23 Nov 1956 (aged 52)
Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Oak Grove Cemetery
Bluewell, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Plot Section G"


Nicholas Scott "Nick" Abbott

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Patty Greene; 15 Aug 2011.
" Nicholas Scott “Nick” Abbott
Birth 23 Feb 1983
Beckley, Raleigh County, West Virginia, USA
Death 10 Aug 2011 (aged 28)
Oceana, Wyoming County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Palm Memorial Gardens
Matheny, Wyoming County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 74948960 "

Additional Information Posted:
"OCEANA - Nicholas "Nick" Scott Abbott 28, departed this life Wednesday, August 10, 2011, due to an accidental drowning.

"Born February 23, 1983, in Beckley he was the son of Rev. Harrison Abbott and Nancy Grubb-Abbott.

"Nick was a 2001, graduate of Oceana High School, a member of Guyandotte Baptist Church, and a coal miner. He loved the outdoors, four wheeling, hunting, fishing, dirt bikes, collecting knives, shooting guns, and being the mountains. But most of all he loved and enjoyed being with his family.

"He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Harrison Abbott (1924-Deceased).

"Those left to cherish his memory are his loving and devoted wife, Sabrina Stokes-Abbott of of Oceana; his parents, Rev. Harrison Abbott and Nancy Abbott of Oceana; a brother, Nathan Scott Abbott and wife, Amelia Abbott of Prosperity; maternal grandparents, Ralph Grubb and Lacy Grubb of Oceana; paternal grandmother, Daisy Mae Blankenship-Abbott (B. 1928) of Oceana; mother and father-in-law, Eddie Stokes and Tanya Stokes of Clearfork; brother-in-law, Josh Stokes and wife, Christi of Ohio; two nieces, Rachel and Sara Stokes; several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends; three special dogs, Chloe, Roxy and Ace.

"A celebration of Nick's life will be noon Sunday, August 14, 2011, at Guyandotte Baptist Church with his father, Rev. Harrison Abbott and Brother Ron Harvey officiating. Nick will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny."