McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV; Families and Individuals

Notes


Charles L. Terry

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; "Mary Johnson Terry"; Article;
Page 248, submitted by Mary Johnson Terry, PO Box 10077, Columbus, OH 43201.
2. Ohio, U.S., Marriage Abstracts, 1970, 1972-2007; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Mary A Terry
Age: 53
Birth Year: abt 1928
Residence County: Franklin
Times Married: 3
Spouse's Name: Charles L Terry
Spouse's Age: 56
Spouse's Birth Year: abt 1925
Spouse's Residence County: Franklin
Spouse - Times Married: 2
Marriage Date: 12 May 1981
Marriage License County: Franklin
Certificate Number: 25182
Volume Number: 10724"
3. Ohio, U.S., Divorce Abstracts, 1962-1963, 1967-1971, 1973-2007; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Mary Terry
Residence: Columbus, Franklin
Spouse's Name: Charles L Terry
Spouse's Residence: Columbus, Franklin
Marriage Duration (Years): 03
Number of Minor Children: 0
To Whom Decree Granted: Dissolution
County of Decree: Franklin
Decree Date: 13 Jun 1984
Cerificate Number: 22181
Volume Number: 5317"


Mary Juanita Johnson

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; "Andy and Omie Estep Johnson";
Article; Page 176; submitted by June Johnson, 2857 Adams Ave, Columbus, OH 43202.
2. Ohio, U.S., Marriage Abstracts, 1970, 1972-2007; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Mary A Terry
Age: 53
Birth Year: abt 1928
Residence County: Franklin
Times Married: 3
Spouse's Name: Charles L Terry
Spouse's Age: 56
Spouse's Birth Year: abt 1925
Spouse's Residence County: Franklin
Spouse - Times Married: 2
Marriage Date: 12 May 1981
Marriage License County: Franklin
Certificate Number: 25182
Volume Number: 10724"
3. Ohio, U.S., Divorce Abstracts, 1962-1963, 1967-1971, 1973-2007; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Mary Terry
Residence: Columbus, Franklin
Spouse's Name: Charles L Terry
Spouse's Residence: Columbus, Franklin
Marriage Duration (Years): 03
Number of Minor Children: 0
To Whom Decree Granted: Dissolution
County of Decree: Franklin
Decree Date: 13 Jun 1984
Cerificate Number: 22181
Volume Number: 5317"
4. "Cecilia Cochran Framily Tree"; posted by Cecillia Cochran Hayes; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Mary Juanita Johnson
1928–2013
Birth 03/12/1928 • McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 01/12/2013 • Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, USA"
5. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; 1995; Edited by Dr, Thomas C.
Hatcher; Geneva Steele; Sandra Long and Christine Carr McGuire; "Mary Johnson Terry"; Article;
Page 248, submitted by Mary Johnson Terry, PO Box 10077, Columbus, OH 43201.


Vera Frances Wood

1. Giles Co, VA; Marriage License #77 046583; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Waymon McKinney; age 52; born 5 Nov 1924 in WV; divorced; this was his 2nd marriage; 8th
grade education; living at Box 544 Mullens, WV; son of Leonard and Carriae (Bailey) McKinney;
married on 1 Oct 1928 at Pearisburg, VA; Vera Frances Staton, maiden name Wood; age 49;
born 1 Jan 1928 in WV; divorced; this was her 2nd marriage; 4 yrs HS education; living at Box
734, Mullens, WV; daughter of Lewis Bryan and Nelvina (Prince) Wood.


George Belcher

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1930); Page 261; WV Archives Website.
George Belcher; age 23; born in Mercer Co, WV; single; laborer; living at Maitland, WV; son of John
and Sarah; married on 11 Aug 1930 in Welch, WV; Madge Childress; age 21; born in McDowell Co,
WV; single; living in Maitland, WV; daughter of John and Ella.


Madge Childress

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1930); Page 261; WV Archives Website.
George Belcher; age 23; born in Mercer Co, WV; single; laborer; living at Maitland, WV; son of John
and Sarah; married on 11 Aug 1930 in Welch, WV; Madge Childress; age 21; born in McDowell Co,
WV; single; living in Maitland, WV; daughter of John and Ella.


Columbus Landon "Yocko" Serra

1. Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #4934; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Columbus Serra; age 20; born in Bradshaw, WV; single; water works attendent; living at Bradshaw,
WV; son of Angelo and Cora (Hunt) Serra; married on 27 Feb 1957 in Lebanon, VA; Willa Netotea;
age 19; born in Whitman, WV; single; living at Raysal, WV; daughter of John and Ruth (Baldwin)
Netotea.
2. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #75-015976; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Columbus Landon Serra; age 39; born 1 Mar 1936 in WV; divorced; this is his 2nd marriage; 4 yrs
HS education; living at Bradshaw, WV; son of Angelo and Cora (Hunt) Serra; married on 3 May 1975
in Grundy, VA; Peggy Ann Mullins; age 18; born 6 Jun 1956 in WV; single; this is her 1st marriage; 4
yrs HS education; living at Jolo, WV; daughter of Raymond and Betty (Graham) Mullins.
3. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #87-009083; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Columbus Landon Serra; age 50; born 1 Mar 1936 in WV; divorced; this is his 3rd marriage; last
marriage ended 26 Aug 1986; 12th grade education; living at Box 189, Bradshaw, WV; son of
Alexander and Cora Lee (Hunt) Serra; married on 14 Mar 1987 in Buchanan Co, VA; Juanita
Christian; maiden name Sparks; born 15 Jan 1949 in WV; divorced; this is her 2nd marriage; last
marriage ended 14 Ag 1984; 12th grade education; living at Box 844, Bradshaw, WV; daughter of
William J. and Offie Mae (Pruitt) Sparks.
4. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Columbus Landon Serra
[Columbus L Serra]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 1 Mar 1936
Birth Place: Bradshaw Mcd, West Virginia
Death Date: Feb 1992
Father: Angelo Serra
Mother: Cora Hunt
SSN: 236487045
Notes: Apr 1950: Name listed as COLUMBUS LANDON SERRA; 12 Sep 1992: Name listed as COLUMBUS L SERRA"
5. U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Columbus Serra
Birth Date: 1 Mar 1936
Death Date: 22 Feb 1992
Cause of Death: Natural
SSN: 236487045
Branch 1: ARMY
Enlistment Date 1: 10 Jan 1962
Release Date 1: 11 Nov 1969"
6. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Patty Greene; 19 Jul 2018.
"Columbus L. “Yocko” Serra
Birth 1 ??? 1936
Death 22 Feb 1992 (aged 55–56)
Burial
Tom Sparks Cemetery
Paynesville, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA"

Inscription: SSGT, US Army, Vietnam
7. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; 1995; Edited by Dr, Thomas C.
Hatcher; Geneva Steele; Sandra Long and Christine Carr McGuire; "Alexandra and Cora Serra,
Miner"; Article; Page 237; submitted by Sis Serra, PO Box 189, Bradshaw, WV 24817.


Juanita Sparks

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #87-009083; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Columbus Landon Serra; age 50; born 1 Mar 1936 in WV; divorced; this is his 3rd marriage; last
marriage ended 26 Aug 1986; 12th grade education; living at Box 189, Bradshaw, WV; son of
Alexander and Cora Lee (Hunt) Serra; married on 14 Mar 1987 in Buchanan Co, VA; Juanita
Christian; maiden name Sparks; born 15 Jan 1949 in WV; divorced; this is her 2nd marriage; last
marriage ended 14 Ag 1984; 12th grade education; living at Box 844, Bradshaw, WV; daughter of
William J. and Offie Mae (Pruitt) Sparks.


Pauline Artis

1. 1940 Census, Greenbrier Co, WV; Meadow Bluff District; Anjean; E.D. 13-32; taken 17 Apr 1940;
Page 239B; Image 12 of 26; Household #117.
Listed as Pauline Artist; age 6; born in WV; Negro; no education; attending school; lived
in Logan Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Louis Artis.
2. U.S., Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection, 1847-Current; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Pauline Jackson
[Pauline Artist]
Gender: Female
Death Age: 80
Birth Date: abt 1933
Birth Place: Critis, West Virginia
Death Date: 10 Dec 2013
Father: Lewis Artist
Mother: Lilly B. Artist
Spouse: Harold R. Jackson
Child: Stuart W
Lori A
Kim L.
Siblings: William Artist
Margaret Brown
Clementine Hargrave"


Luke Gianato

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom
Hatcher and Sandra Long; "Jim Gianatos"; Article; Page 150; submitted by Marie Nickerson,
Charleston, WV 25301.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1938); Page 116; WV Archives Web Site.
Luke Gianato; born 14 Oct 1913 in Kimball, WV; living in Kimball, WV; son of Jim and Marie Gianato;
married on 31 Dec 1938 in Crumpler, WV; Virginia Cooke; born 6 Jul 1916 in Vivian, WV; living in
Vivian, WV; daughter of Edgar and Matha Cooke.


Virginia Marie "Jenny" Cook

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1938); Page 116; WV Archives Web Site.
Luke Gianato; born 14 Oct 1913 in Kimball, WV; living in Kimball, WV; son of Jim and Marie Gianato;
married on 31 Dec 1938 in Crumpler, WV; Virginia Cooke; born 6 Jul 1916 in Vivian, WV; living in
Vivian, WV; daughter of Edgar and Matha Cooke.
2. "Princeton Times"; Princeton, WV; Wednesday, July 18, 2007; Posted Obit.
"WELCH -- Virginia (Jenny) Marie Cooke Gianato, 90, of Welch, passed away peacefully at the Greystone Inn in Beaver, on Tuesday, July 17, 2007. Born June 6, 1917, in Vivian, she was the daughter of E.W. Cooke Sr. and Martha Cooke Richardson.

"Jenny was a proud native of McDowell County and she grew up in Vivian. As the last remaining survivor of her immediate family, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Lewis Cooke and E.W. Cooke Jr.; and her sisters, Gladys Cooke Pettie Brower and Louise Cooke Richardson.

"Jenny's husband of 59 years was the late Luke Gianato, a prominent McDowell County businessman, who owned and operated Gianato Pontiac Chrysler Plymouth Dodge for over 35 years.

"Survivors include two daughters, Martha Rector and husband Donald of Beckley, Jenna Calovini and husband James of Collierville, Tenn.; granddaughter, Laura Hurst Jaworski and husband Mark and great-grandchildren, Roland and Kayleah of Winston Salem, N.C.; granddaughter, Jennifer Harris Somogyi and husband Michael of Park Ridge, Ill. Close family members also include Michael Gianato, James and Mary Gianato, Marie and T.S. Nickerson, and nieces and nephews, Jimmy Joe and Markella Gianato and family, Luke Gianato, Michael Gianato and family, Anthony and Donna Gianato and daughters, John Gianato, and Foster Nickerson. Caregivers special to Jenny include Charlotte of Kimball, Lois, Stacey, Tracy and Wanda all of Beckley, as well as the entire Staff of Greystone Inn in Beaver.

"Jenny was a graduate from Welch High School where she was active on the debate team. Through the years, Jenny was President of the Northfork PTA, Vice President of the McDowell County Parent Teachers Council, McDowell County Women's Club, and an avid golfer. She was very active with the Ladies Golf Association at Gary serving in various chairmanship capacities through the years.

"Funeral services will be conducted Friday, July 20, 2007 at 11 a.m. from the Fanning Funeral Home Chapel in Welch with the Rev. Diane Hall officiating. Entombment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum in Bluewell...."