McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV; Families and Individuals

Notes


Donald Aldon Ford

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1959); Page 141; WV Archives Web Site.
Donald Aldon Ford; age 22; born and living in Herndon, WV; single; son of Homer Cecil and Ellery
Hazel Ford. married on 3 Sep 1959 in Princeton, WV; Shirley Ann Sneed; age 23; born in Rhodell,
WV; single; living at Ravencliff, WV; daughter of Jesse Dewey and Nancy Ammalee Sneed.


Shirley Ann Sneed

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1959); Page 141; WV Archives Web Site.
Donald Aldon Ford; age 22; born and living in Herndon, WV; single; son of Homer Cecil and Ellery
Hazel Ford. married on 3 Sep 1959 in Princeton, WV; Shirley Ann Sneed; age 23; born in Rhodell,
WV; single; living at Ravencliff, WV; daughter of Jesse Dewey and Nancy Ammalee Sneed.
2. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"...Birth Date 21 Aug 1936..."
"....Possible Relatives Donald A Ford, Gary Donald Ford, Joseph A Ford, Lisa Gail Ford, Luke Aaron Ford, Mary Lavinia Ford, Robert Lee Ford..."


Everett Samuel Wilhite

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #70-037077; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Everett Samuel Willhite; age 27; born 27 Dec 1943 in WV; single; this is his 1st marriage; 1 yr HS
education; living at Box 178, Maybeury, WV; son of Sam and Myrtle (Brock) Willhite; married on 24
Sep 1970 in Buchanan Co, VA; Maxine Kennedy; age 21; born 26 May 1949 in WV; single; this is her
1st marriage; 3 yrs HS education; living at Box 54, Beartown, WV; daughter of Daniel; Boone and Ella
Mae (Kelly) Kennedy.
2. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Everett Samuel Willhite, 75, of Bluefield, WV passed away Monday, September 9, 2019 in Saint
Francis Select Specialty Hospital in Charleston, WV.

"Everett was born December 27, 1943 in Lex, WV a son of the late Samuel and Myrtle Howell Willhite. In addition to his parents Everett was preceded in death by two brothers, Franklin D. and George Willhite.
"Survivors include one daughter, Betty Church, one granddaughter, Candice Church and one great granddaughter, Caylee Walters all of Gary, WV.

"In honoring the wishes of the deceased his body has been cremated and there will be no services.

"Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger, WV, is assisting the family.

"Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fanningfuneralhomes.com"


Maxine Kennedy

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #70-037077; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Everett Samuel Willhite; age 27; born 27 Dec 1943 in WV; single; this is his 1st marriage; 1 yr HS
education; living at Box 178, Maybeury, WV; son of Sam and Myrtle (Brock) Willhite; married on 24
Sep 1970 in Buchanan Co, VA; Maxine Kennedy; age 21; born 26 May 1949 in WV; single; this is her
1st marriage; 3 yrs HS education; living at Box 54, Beartown, WV; daughter of Daniel; Boone and Ella
Mae (Kelly) Kennedy.


Oliver Perry Gates

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Joan of VA; 16 Dec 2008.
" Oliver Perry Gates
Birth 24 Mar 1866
Pennsylvania, USA
Death 8 Jan 1938 (aged 71)
Dryfork, Randolph County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Lomax-Yukon Cemetery
Yukon, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA "


Emily Ellen Sale

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Joan of VA; 16 Dec 2008.
" Emily Ellen Sale Gates
Birth 1871
Denbighshire, Wales
Death 16 Dec 1937 (aged 65–66)
McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Lomax-Yukon Cemetery
Yukon, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA "


Andrew Jackson "Dewey" Smith

1. 1930 Census, Pike Co, KY; District #7; Knox Precinct; Lower Elk; taken 23 Apr 1930; Page 281B;
Image 16 of 25; Family #145/149.
Listed as Dewey Smith; age 27; born in KY; married at 26; railroad laborer; head of household.


Violet Hester Christian

1. 1930 Census, Pike Co, KY; District #7; Knox Precinct; Lower Elk; taken 23 Apr 1930; Page 281B;
Image 16 of 25; Family #145/149.
Listed as Violet Smith; age 23; born in WV; married at 23; in household of husband, Andrew J.
"Dewey" Smith.
2. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #15318; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Dr Samule Haddly Speer; age 46; born in Russell Co, VA; divorced; one previous marriage; dentist;
living at Woodman, KY; son of Spence H. and Cathern (Lockhart) Speer; married on 12 Jul 1937 in
Stacy, VA; Violet Hester Smith; maiden name Christian; age 30; born in McDowell Co, WV; widow;
one previous marriage; living at Woodman, KY; daughter of James D. and Mary E. (Harrison)
Christian.
3. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007: Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Mrs Violet Hester Speer
[Mrs Violet H Speer]
[Mrs Violet Hester Christian ]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 3 Jun 1908
Birth Place: Squire McDow, West Virginia
Death Date: Jun 1989
Father: James D Christian
Mother: Mary E Harrison
SSN: 235382184
Notes: Sep 1943: Name listed as VIOLET HESTER SPEER;
13 Jul 1989: Name listed as VIOLET H SPEER"
4. Smyth Co, VA; Death Certificate #89-022921; Ancestry.com Wev Site.
Violet H. Smith Speer; age 82; born 2 Jun 1907; born in Squire, WV; widow of Samuel H. Speer;
housewife; owns home; 9th grade education; living at PO Box 479, Chilhowie, VA; daughter of
James Davenport and Mary Elizabeth (Harrison) Christian; died 19 Jun 1989; DOA Smyth County
Community Hospital, Marion, VA; due to possible myocardical infarction; buried in Shortridge
Cemetery, Garland, WV.
5. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Page 157; "Violet H. Christian Smith Speer; Mother" article submitted by
Alice S. Addair. PO Box 82, Avondale, WV with excerpts from book by Claude Hadley Speer, son.


Charles Lawson Bailey

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #___(1954); Page 154; WV Archives Web Site.
Charles Lawson Bailey; age 20; born in Jesse, WV; single; living in Wyoming, WV; son of Lewis and
Della (Elswick) Bailey; married on 22 May 1954 in Wyoming, WV; Joan Cook; age 16; born in Glen
Morrison, WV; single; living in Jesse, WV; daughter of Miller and Winnie (McMillion) Blankenship.
2. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Charles L Bailey
Event Date 13 Nov 2000
Event Place Brenton, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 22 Dec 1933
Address Brenton, West Virginia 24818
Address Date 13 Nov 2000
2nd Address Pineville, West Virginia 24874
2nd Address Date 01 Sep 1998-01 Oct 1998
3rd Address Pineville, West Virginia 24874
3rd Address Date 05 May 1986-05 Dec 2008
Affiliate Identifier 171301206"
3. Evans-Calfee Funeral Home; Oceana, WV; Posted Obit.
"Charles Lawson Bailey 84, of Brenton passed away Sunday September 30, 2018

"Born December 22, 1933 in Jesse, he was the son of the late Lewis and Della Allen Bailey.

"Charles was a veteran of the US Army, longtime coal miner, and member of the UMWA.

"In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother James Bailey.

"Those left to cherish his memory include: his wife Liddie Bailey, 3 daughters Avis Rowe, Christine (Jeff) Adkins of Fayetteville, and Carmella Bailey of Hinton, 8 sons Gary Bailey, Steve (Patricia) Bailey of Daniels, Rodney Bailey of South Carolina, Edward Bailey, Donald (Danielle) Bailey, Keith Bailey, Kenny Bailey of North Carolina,and Charles Tolliver of Oceana. 19 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grand child. "


Joan Blankenship

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #___(1954); Page 154; WV Archives Web Site.
Charles Lawson Bailey; age 20; born in Jesse, WV; single; living in Wyoming, WV; son of Lewis and
Della (Elswick) Bailey; married on 22 May 1954 in Wyoming, WV; Joan Cook; age 16; born in Glen
Morrison, WV; single; living in Jesse, WV; daughter of Miller and Winnie (McMillion) Blankenship.


Carolyn Ann Carson

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #85-008947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Theodore R. Kennedy; age 45; born 3 Dec 1939 in WV; widowed; this was his 2nd marriage;
first marriage ended 10 Apr 1983; 9th grade education; living at Box 345, Jolo, WV; son of William
and Goldie (Payne) Kennedy; married on 4 Mar 1985 in Buchanan Co, VA; Carolyn Ann French;
maiden name Carson; age 36; born 21 Feb 1949 in WV; widow; this was her 2nd marriage; first
marriage ended 15 Jun 1979; 9th grade education; living at Box 132, Elkhorn, WV; daughter of
Roy Glen and Lillian (Stoots) Carson.