McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Fred Vernie Howerton

1. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Barkers Ridge District, taken on 7 May 1910, Page 204A,
Family #153.
Listed as Fred V. Howerton, age 6, born in WV, in household of father, William L. Howerton.
2. Bland Co, VA; Marriage License #23684; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Fred Vernie Howerton; age 58; born in Mercer Co, WV; divorced; one previous marriage; miner for
Odell Coal Co; living at Princeton, WV; son of William and Nora (Blankenship) Howerton; married
on 11 Aug 1962 at Bastian, VA; Cecile Patricia (sic?) Cleavers; age 40; born in McDowell Co, WV;
divorced; one previous marriage; living in Princeton, WV; daughter of William and Eliza (Deskins)
Cleavers.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Modfreak; 5 Sep 2015.
" Fred Vernie Howerton
Birth 6 Oct 1903
Bastian, Bland County, Virginia, USA
Death 26 Mar 1980 (aged 76)
Princeton, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery
Princeton, Mercer County, West Virginia"


Cecile Pauline Cleaver

1. Mercer Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1935); Page 61; Line #33; WV Archives Web Site.
George William Asbury; age 39; born in VA; divorced; living at Lowe, WV; married on 19 Jan 1935
at Princeton, WV; Cecil Pauline Cleavers; age 21; single;; living at Princeton, WV.
2. Bland Co, VA; Marriage License #23684; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Fred Vernie Howerton; age 58; born in Mercer Co, WV; divorced; one previous marriage; miner for
Odell Coal Co; living at Princeton, WV; son of William and Nora (Blankenship) Howerton; married
on 11 Aug 1962 at Bastian, VA; Cecile Patricia (sic?) Cleavers; age 40; born in McDowell Co, WV;
divorced; one previous marriage; living in Princeton, WV; daughter of William and Eliza (Deskins)
Cleavers.
3. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Cecile Cleavers Asbury
[Cecile Howerton]
[Cecile Cleavers Cleavers]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 3 Sep 1912
Birth Place: Louisville, Kentucky
[McDowell, West Virginia]
Death Date: 24 Jul 2000
Father: William Cleavers
Mother: Eliza Deskins
SSN: 229246640
Notes: Oct 1942: Name listed as CECILE CLEAVERS ASBURY;
12 Jan 1979: Name listed as CECILE HOWERTON;
02 Aug 2000: Name listed as CECILE C HOWERTON"
4. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Cecile C. Howerton
SSN: 229-24-6640
Last Residence:
24740 Princeton, Mercer, West Virginia, USA
BORN: 3 Sep 1912
Died: 24 Jul 2000
State (Year) SSN issued: Virginia (Before 1951)"
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Modfreak; 5 Sep 2015.
" Cecile P Cleavers Howerton
Birth 3 Sep 1912
West Virginia, USA
Death 24 Jul 2000 (aged 87)
Princeton, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery
Princeton, Mercer County, West Virginia"

Additional Information Posted:
"Princeton - Mrs. Cecile Howerton, 87, of 109 Hilltop Lane, Princeton, died peacefully and quitely late Monday evening, July 24, 2000, at the Princeton Community Hospital.

"Born Sept, 3, 1912 in West Virginia, she was a homemaker and a member of the Rgers Street Community Church. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and friend.

"She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Howerton; one brother, Edgar Clevers; and one sister, Clara Anders.

"Survivors include a daughter, Arlene Patricia Nelson and husband, James of princeton; two grandchildren, Freddie Nelson, and Dwayne Nelson and wife Alice; great-granddaughter, Brooke
Alexandria Nelson; special friends, Shirley Harmon, Edna Nelson, and Linda Lanterns.

"Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with the Rev. Gene Pennington officiating. Burial will follow in the Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery on the New Hope Road in Princeton..."


Earl Dotson

1. Virginia, U.S., Marriage Records, 1936-2014; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Earl Dotson
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 39
Birth Date: abt 1928
Marriage Registration Place: Buchanan, Virginia, USA
Marriage Date: 14 Oct 1967
Marriage Place: Buchanan, Virginia, USA
Father: Charlie Dotson
Mother: Mae Robinette
Spouse: Polly Ann Dillon
Certificate Number: 1967038169"


Polly Ann Dillon

1. Virginia, U.S., Marriage Records, 1936-2014; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Polly Ann Dillon
Gender: Female
Race: White
Age: 26
Birth Date: abt 1941
Marriage Registration Place: Buchanan, Virginia, USA
Marriage Date: 14 Oct 1967
Marriage Place: Buchanan, Virginia, USA
Father: Jess Dillon
Mother: Stella Mae Meade
Spouse: Earl Dotson
Certificate Number: 1967038169"
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Polly Ann Dotson [Polly A Dotson] [Polly Ann Dillon]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 16 Dec 1942
Birth Place: N Matewan MI, West Virginia [Matewan, West Virginia]
Death Date: 26 Apr 2006
Father:
Jesse Dillon
Mother:
Stella M Meade
SSN: 234921048
Notes: Aug 1971: Name listed as POLLY ANN DOTSON;
27 May 2006: Name listed as POLLY A DOTSON"


Stephen Neil Dotson

1. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Stephen Neil Dotson [S N Dotson]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 14 Nov 1972
Birth Place: Welch McDowe, West Virginia [Welch, West Virginia]
Death Date: 15 Sep 1991
SSN: 233150728
Death Certificate Number: 040227
Type of Claim: Birth record established before age of 5.
Notes: 11 Sep 1978: Name listed as STEPHEN NEIL DOTSON;
22 May 1998: Name listed as S N DOTSON "
2. FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by larry eanes; 1 Jun 2013.
" Stephen Neil Dotson
Birth 1972
McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 1991 (aged 18–19)
Burial
Henry Memorial Park
Oak Level, Henry County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 111636242"

Additioanl Information Posted:
"Son of Earl & Polly Dotson"


Haskey Wright

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1939); Page 120; WV Archives Web Site.
Haskey Wright; born 22 Apr 1908 in Rock, WV; single; living in Marytown, WV; son of Fraizer and Mary;
married on 17 Mar 1939 in Giatto, WV; Sisie Akers; born 8 May 1915 in VA; single; living in Marytown,
WV; daughter of Henry and Mary.


Susie Akers

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1939); Page 120; WV Archives Web Site.
Haskey Wright; born 22 Apr 1908 in Rock, WV; single; living in Marytown, WV; son of Fraizer and Mary;
married on 17 Mar 1939 in Giatto, WV; Sisie Akers; born 8 May 1915 in VA; single; living in Marytown,
WV; daughter of Henry and Mary.


Elio Amici Sr

1. Mercer Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1946); Page 62; WV Archives Web Site.
Elio Amici; age 24; born and living in Kimball, WV; single; married on 28 Apr 1946 at McComas, WV;
Virginia Massaroni; age 23; born and living in McComas, WV; single.
2. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Elio Amici
Race: White
Age: 21
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Place: Kimball, West Virginia, USA
Birth Date: 4 Aug 1920
Residence Place: Kimball, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 16 Feb 1942
Employer: Koppers Coal Co
Weight: 200
Complexion: Ruddy
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5 9
Next of Kin: Angelo Amici
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Elio Amici Self (Head)"
3. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007: Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Elis Amici
[Elio Amici]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 4 Aug 1918
Birth Place: Kimball, West Virginia
[Kimball Mcdo??, West Virginia]
Death Date: 16 Jun 1990
Father: Angelo Amici
Mother: Vencenza Bucchi
SSN: 233143481
Notes: May 1937: Name listed as ELIS AMICI;
Aug 1958: Name listed as ELIO AMICI"
4. North Carolina, Death Indexes, 1908-2004; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Elio Amici Sr
Gender: Male
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Social Security Number: 233143488
Father's Last Name: Amici
Age: 69
Date of Birth: 4 Aug 1920
Residence City: Plymouth
Residence County: Washington
Residence State: North Carolina
Date of Death: 16 Jun 1990
Death City: Plymouth
Death County: Washington
Death State: North Carolina
Autopsy: No
Institution: General Hospital
Attendant: Physician
Burial Location: Burial in state
Source Vendor: NC Department of Health. North Carolina Deaths, 1988-92"


Virginia Massaroni

1. Mercer Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1946); Page 62; WV Archives Web Site.
Elio Amici; age 24; born and living in Kimball, WV; single; married on 28 Apr 1946 at McComas, WV;
Virginia Massaroni; age 23; born and living in McComas, WV; single.


Ruby Jean Branch

1. "The Welch News"; Welch, WV; Newspaper Obit; 8 Feb 2021; On-Line Edition.
"Ruby Jean (Branch) Blevins 97 of Cornelius, NC died February 2, 2021. She was born on November 23, 1923 in Coalwood, WV to the late John and Daisy Virginia (Richardson) Branch.

"She attended Big Creek High School and attended West Virginia University. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, Head Start teacher and US Mail Carrier. She was a resident of Welch, WV a majority of her life before moving to Cornelius, NC in 2011. She was a long-time member of Anderson Memorial Presbyterian Church in Welch, WV where she was very active and later attended church at Mt. Zion UMC in Cornelius, NC. She was a member of the Tug Twirlers Square Dance Club in Welch, WV. She was a very energetic, outgoing and sociable lady who enjoyed life and her family and many friends.

"She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Herman E. Blevins and brother, Paul Branch.

"Survivors include her son, John E. (Ed) Blevins of Nashville, GA; daughters, Rebecca Lassak and husband Skip of Sunbury, OH and Vicki Sherrill and husband Bryan of Cornelius, NC; brother, Kenneth Branch of Charlotte, NC; grandchildren David (Stephanie) Blevins, Jennifer (Glen) Dosey, Will Sherrill, Matthew (Julie) Sherrill, Ben Sherrill, Patrick (Staci) Sherrill, Chris (Robin) Lassak, Mike (Sara) Lassak, Erin Lassak, Dan (Danielle) Lassak; and 9 great grand-children.

"A private memorial service and burial will take place in Princeton, West Virginia at a later date.

I"n lieu of flowers. Memorials may be made to Anderson Memorial Presbyterian Church in Welch, WV, Mt. Zion UMC in Cornelius, NC or charity of choice.

"James Funeral Home of Huntersville, NC is serving the family."


Beverly Angle

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Barkers Ridge District; taken on 17 Apr 1930; Page 105A;
Family #286.
Listed as Beverly Angle; age 2 yrs, 6 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Vessie E. Angle.


Douglas Long

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; "Douglas C. and Fredia Long";
article; Page 195; submitted by Douglas C. Long; Box 611, Iaeger, WV 24844


Fredia Faye Browning

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; "Douglas C. and Fredia Long";
article; Page 195; submitted by Douglas C. Long; Box 611, Iaeger, WV 24844


Raymond Lester

1. Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #36822; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Raymond Lester; age 21; born in War, WV; single; US Army; living in Grundy, VA; son of Tivis and
Ellen (Crigger) Lester; married on 29 dec 1954 in Russell Co, VA; Georgia Francis Keen; age 21;
born and living in Honaker, VA; widow; daughter of Alva and Virgie Keen.
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Raymond Lester
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 5 Jul 1933
Birth Place: War McDowell, West Virginia
Death Date: 12 Nov 2002
Father: Tives G Lester
Mother: Ellen Crigger
SSN: 227367128
Death Certificate Number: NELSEN FUNERAL HM WMSBG VA
Notes: May 1948: Name listed as RAYMOND LESTER"
3. FindAgrave.com Web Site; submitted by Jeanette; 27 Jul 2004.
" Raymond Lester
Birth 5 Jul 1933
Death 12 Nov 2002 (aged 69)
Burial
Brett Reed Presbyterian Church Cemetery
West Point, King William County, Virginia, USA "

Additional Information Posted:
"WILLIAMSBURG — Raymond Lester, 69, a resident of Williamsburg, formerly of Virginia Beach, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002.

"Mr. Lester was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad as an engineer after 37 years of service. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jackie K. Lester, and is survived by his wife of 48 years, Georgia F. Lester of Williamsburg; his children, Charles Richard Lester, Ray Douglas Lester, David Mark Lester, Georgia Carol Lester and James Keith Lester; brothers and sisters, Maxine Farmer of Lilbourn, Ga., Patricia E. Chapel of Eureka Springs, Ark., James D. Lester of Vidalia, Ga., Bobby M. Lester of Chesapeake, Va., and George Jeffery Lester of Austell, Ga.; and five grandchildren, Jason, Kristy, Ray Jr., Nicole and Michael.

"The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Nelsen Funeral Home, Williamsburg. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with burial following at 2 p.m. in Brett Reid Presbyterian Church Cemetery in King and Queen Co.

"Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Suite 154, 895 Middle Ground Blvd., Newport News, VA 23606. Condolences may be registered online at www.nelsenfh.com.

"The obituary was published in the Hampton Roads Daily Press (13 November 2002)."
4. U.S. Veterans' Gravesites, ca.1775-2006; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Raymond Lester
Service Info.: US ARMY KOREA
Birth Date: 5 Jul 1933
Death Date: 12 Nov 2002
Cemetery: Brett Reed Presbyterian
Cemetery Address: 299680 King William Ave West Point, VA 23181"


Georgia Francis Keene

1. Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #36822; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Raymond Lester; age 21; born in War, WV; single; US Army; living in Grundy, VA; son of Tivis and
Ellen (Crigger) Lester; married on 29 dec 1954 in Russell Co, VA; Georgia Francis Keen; age 21;
born and living in Honaker, VA; widow; daughter of Alva and Virgie Keen.