McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Curtis Eugene Hicks

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #71-045049; Abcestry.com Web Site.
Curtis Eugene Hicks; age 21; born 3 Apr 1950 in WV; single; this is his first marriage; 4 yrs HS
education; living at Box 49, Caples, WV; son of Curtis Thurston and Juanita Gay (Hicks) Hicks;
married on 3 Nov 1971 in the Grundy Baptist Church, Grundy, VA; Cynthia Helen Sirbaugh; age 16;
born 1 Dec 1954 in WV; single; this is her 1st marriage; 8th grade education; living at Box 89, Davy,
WV; daughter of James Mitchell and Mary Juanita (Perkins) Sirbaugh.
2. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #81-053907; Abcestry.com Web Site.
Curtis Eugene Hicks; age 31; born 3 Apr 1950 in WV; divorced; this is his 2nd marriage, first
marriage ended 28 Apr 1981; 12th grade education; living at General Delivery, Caples, WV; son of
Curtis Thurston and Juanita Gay (Hicks) Hicks; married on 4 Nov 1981 in Grundy, VA; Cynthia Helen
Hicks, maiden name Sirbaugh; age 25; born 1 Dec 1955 in WV; divorced; this is her 2nd marriage;
first marriage ended 28 Apr 1981; 9th grade education; living at General Delivery, Asco, WV;
daughter of James Mitchell and Mary Juanita (Perkins) Sirbaugh.
3. Douglas Mortuary, Welch, WV; Posted Obit.
"Curtis Eugene Hicks, 70, of Capels, WV departed this life on Sunday, October 18, 2020. Born April 3, 1950 in Mohegan, WV, he was the son of the late Curtis T. Hicks and Juanita G. Hicks. A lifelong resident of McDowell County, Curtis owned his own business and served in the Army during the Vietnam War.
"In addition to his parents, Curtis is preceded in death by two sons, Justin Lee Hicks and Judd Matthew Surface, one brother, and a grandmother, Maude, to whom he credited much of his raising.

"Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 36 years Mary Ellen Hicks; his children Ceci (Anthony) Williams off Woodbridge, VA, Cynthia Hicks of Durham, NC, Curtis Hicks Jr. (Jessica) of Capels, Kurt (Kimberly) Hicks of Shabby Run, Stephanie (Jose) Soto of Welch, and Casey Hicks (Jonathan Potter) of Welch; Sixteen grandchildren, three great grandchildren, sister Connie Turner, three brothers, two sisters, and close friends.

"In keeping with his wishes there will be a graveside service on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 1 p.m. at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bluewell where military services will be conducted by VFW Post 1144 of Iaeger. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

"The Douglas Mortuary in Welch is assisting the Hicks family. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.douglasmortuary.com"


Harry Atkins

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1915); Page 52; WV Archives Web Site.
Harry Atkins; age 22; born in Wythe Co, VA; coal miner; living at Eckman, WV; son of Carl and Sallie;
married on 5 Aug 1915 at Eckman, WV; Nannie Harrell; age 22; born in Wythe Co, VA; single;
daughter of John and Nancy.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1921); Page 406; WV Archives Web Site.
Harry Atkins; age 28; born in Wythe Co, VA; single; miner; living at Eckman, WV; son of E.K. and
Sallie; married on 4 Aug 1921 in Welch, WV; India Jackson; age 25; born in Tazewell Co, VA; single;
(sic, widow or divorced); daughter of _______and ______.


Nannie Harrell

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1915); Page 52; WV Archives Web Site.
Harry Atkins; age 22; born in Wythe Co, VA; coal miner; living at Eckman, WV; son of Carl and Sallie;
married on 5 Aug 1915 at Eckman, WV; Nannie Harrell; age 22; born in Wythe Co, VA; single;
daughter of John and Nancy.


Vernon Elwood Perdue

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Elkhorn District; Switchback; taken on 12 Apr 1930; Page 258B;
Image 22 of 24; Family #215/215.
Listed as Verna Perdue; age 12 (sic?); born in WV; son; in household of father, Joseph V. Perdue.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Elkhorn District; Maybeury-Balow; E.D. 24-48; taken on 11 Apr
1940; Page 341B; Image 28 of 30; Household #252.
Listed as Vernon Perdue; age 21; born in WV; married; 6th grade education; lived in same
house on 1 Apr 1935; loads coal in mine; in household of father, Joseph V. Perdue, with wife and
child.
3. Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Vernon Elwood Perdue
Marriage Date: 10 Jan 1992
Marriage Place: Tazewell, Virginia, USA
Spouse: Armeda Frances Sims "
4, Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Vernon Elwood Perdue
[Vernon E Perdue]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 10 Dec 1917
Birth Place: Maybeury, West Virginia
[Maybeury|]
Death Date: 28 Dec 1998
Claim Date: 8 Apr 1974
Father: Joseph V Perdue
Mother: Geneva Pruitt
SSN: 234183997
Disability Status: Disability denied - no record of type.
Notes: Apr 1937: Name listed as VERNON ELWOOD PERDUE;
05 Apr 1974: Name listed as VERNON E PERDUE"


Thelma Elizabeth Newsom

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Elkhorn District; Maybeury-Balow; E.D. 24-48; taken on 11 Apr
1940; Page 341B; Image 28 of 30; Household #252.
Listed as Shelma Perdue; age 19; born in WV; married; 7th grade education; lived in same
house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father-in-law, Joseph V. Perdue, with husband and child.


Lawrence Thornsbury

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw; taken on 28 Apr 1910; Page 71A;
Image 13 of 28; Family #97/98.
Listed as Lawrence Thornsbery; age 6; born in VA; in household of father, Walter K. Thornsbury.
2. 1920 Census, Raleigh Co, WV; Slab Fork District; Pine Creek; taken on 22 Jan 1920; Page 163A;
Family #144/147.
Listed as Lawrence Thornsbury; age 18; born in VA; in household of father, Walter K.Thornsbury.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1924); Page 38; WV Archives Web Site.
Lawrence Thornsbery; age 21; born in Buchanan Co, VA; single; timberman; living at Litwar, WV;
son of W.K. and Eliza; married on 22 May 1924 at Sandy Huff, WV; Mary Collins; age 18; born in
McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Ance and Arminda.


Mary Collins

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 20 Apr 1910; Page 81B; Family #58.
Listed as Mary Collins; age 4; born in WV; in household of father, Anderson W. Collins.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1924); Page 38; WV Archives Web Site.
Lawrence Thornsbery; age 21; born in Buchanan Co, VA; single; timberman; living at Litwar, WV;
son of W.K. and Eliza; married on 22 May 1924 at Sandy Huff, WV; Mary Collins; age 18; born in
McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Ance and Arminda.


Ray Dunford

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; "Frank H. and Tilda Lorraine
Edgell Rushbrook"; Article; Page 234; submitted by Tilda Edgell Rushbrook, PO Box 795, Welch,
WV 24801.


Marie Edgell

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; "Frank H. and Tilda Lorraine
Edgell Rushbrook"; Article; Page 234; submitted by Tilda Edgell Rushbrook, PO Box 795, Welch,
WV 24801.