McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

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William "Bill" Blackburn

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1915); Page 274; WV Archives Web Site.
Bill Blabkburn; age 23; born in Pike Co, KY; single; farmer; living at Panther, WV; son of Andy and
Margaret; married on 6 Mar 1915 at Iaeger, WV; Nancy Bailey; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV;
single (sic?); daughter of Daniel and Sarah.


Nancy Roberts

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 17 Jul 1900,
Page 270A, Family #557.
Listed as Nancy Roberts, age 8, born in WV in Apr 1892, in household of father, Daniel Roberts.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, District #94, Panther Precinct, taken on 22
Apr 1910, Page 98A, Family #61
Listed as Nancy Roberts, age 17, born in WV, in household of brother-in-law, Uriah Bailey.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1910); Page 175; WV Archives Web Site.
James Bailey, Jr; age 19; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; railroader; living at Panther, WV; son of
Crockett and Jeanetty; married on 20 Aug 1910 at Panther, WV; Nancy Roberts; age 17; born in
McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Daniel and Sallie.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1915); Page 274; WV Archives Web Site.
Bill Blabkburn; age 23; born in Pike Co, KY; single; farmer; living at Panther, WV; son of Andy and
Margaret; married on 6 Mar 1915 at Iaeger, WV; Nancy Bailey; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV;
single (sic?); daughter of Daniel and Sarah.
5. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #16049; WV Archives Web Site.
Nancy Blanckburn; age 64; born in Panther, WV; married; housewife; living at Panther, WV;
daughter of Daniel and Sally (Whitt) Roberts; died 28 Dec 1954 at Panther, WV; due to myocarditis;
buried 30 Dec 1954 in Trap Fork Cemetery; informant, Unis Johnson.


Giuseppe "Joe" Grigoraci

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999", McDowell Co, Historical Society,
1999, Page 192; submitted by Rosaria (Rosie) Gregoraci Gonzales, 1520 2nd Street, Milton, WV.
2. McDowell Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Card #3627; 12 Sep 1918; LDS Web Site.
Joe Gregoric; age 32; born 23 Feb 1886 in Italy; living in Maybeury, WV; miner; employed by
Pocahontas Fuel Co, Inc at Maybeury, WV; nearest relative, Tony Gregoric, brother, Lowe, WV;
short with stout build; black eyes and black hair.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Naturalization Papers; #1727; 1928; LDS Web Site via Ancestry.com Web Site.
Giuseppe Grigoraci; born 23 Feb 1886 in Davoli, Italy; departed Naples, Italy 1 May 1907; arrived at
New York, NY 17 May 1907 aboard the vessel, Madonna; delacres my intention to becoame a US
citizen 6 Jul 1926 at Welch, WV; married to Martina; born 26 Mar 1901 at Vadolato, Italy; now
residing in Gagliato, Italy; one child, Rosaria, born 16 Jun 1924 at Gagliato, Italy; now residing in
Gagliato, Italy; signed 26 Sep 1928.
4. McDowell Co, WV; WW II Draft Registration Card, #U-1216; 27 Apr 1942; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Giuseppe Grigoraci; age 56; born 23 Feb 1886 in Dyle, Italy; living at Bartley, WV; employed by Pond
Creek Pocahontas Co at Bartley, WV; person who will always know address, Mrs. Martha Grigoraci,
Bartley, WV; 5' 2" tall; 130 lbs; brown eyes; brown hair, dark complexion.
5. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #4893; WV Archives Web Site.
Joe Grigoraci; age 66 yrs, 1 mon, 27 days; born 21 Feb 1886 in Italy; married; coal miner; living at
Keystone, WV; son of Vettorio and Rosaria (Primatana) Grigoraci; died 18 Apr 1952 in Stevens Clinic,
Welch, WV; due to pneumonia; buried 20 Apr 1952 in Woodlawn Cemetery; informant, Mrs. Joe
Grigoraci.
6. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by F. Hylton; 21 Feb 2011.
"Giuseppe “Joe” Grigoraci
Birth 23 Feb 1886
Davoli, Provincia di Catanzaro, Calabria, Italy
Death 18 Apr 1952 (aged 66)
Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Woodlawn Memorial Park
Bluewell, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 65963933"


Annuniziata Martina Nicola

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999", McDowell Co, Historical Society,
1999, Page 192; submitted by Rosaria (Rosie) Gregoraci Gonzales, 1520 2nd Street, Milton, WV.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'56 014408; WV Archives Web Site.
Annunziata Grigoraci; age 55; born 23 Mar 1901 in Bavolato (sic?, Gagliato?), Italy; widow; living at
Kimball, WV; daughter of Sgro and Francesca (Battaglin) Nicola; died 11 Nov 1956 in Stevens Clinic,
Welch, WV; due to hepatic coma caused by chronic hepatitus with biliary fistula and ascites; buried
13 Nov 1956 in Woodlawn Memorial Park, informant, Mrs Rosaria Gonzales.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by F. Hylton; 21 Feb 2011.
" Annunziata Nicola Grigoraci
Birth 23 Mar 1901
Badolato, Provincia di Catanzaro, Calabria, Italy
Death 11 Nov 1956 (aged 55)
Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Woodlawn Memorial Park
Bluewell, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 65963735"


Isom Pennington

1. 1860 Census, Washington Co, VA; Western District; Saltville PO; taken on 6 Jun 1860; Page 381;
I mage 17 of 359; Family #108/108.
Listed as Isom Pennington; age 10; born in NC; in household of father Dowell Pennington.
2. 1870 Census, Ashe Co, NC; Piney Creek Township; Helton PO; taken on 2 Aug 1870; Page 564A;
Image 17 of 21; Family #118/118.
Listed as Ishom Pennington; age 21; born in NC; works on farm; in household of father, S.Dowell
Pennington, with wife.


Jane

1. 1870 Census, Ashe Co, NC; Piney Creek Township; Helton PO; taken on 2 Aug 1870; Page 564A;
Image 17 of 21; Family #118/118.
Listed as Jane Pennington; age 20; born in NC; keeping house; in household of father-in-law, S.Dowell
Pennington, with husband.


Ricky Gene Farmer

1. Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #78 025525; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Ricky Gene Farmaer; age 24; born 28 Jul 1953 in Welch, WV; this was his first marriage;
11 grade education; living at Box 129, Pageton, WV; son of James G. and Eloise (Hedrick)
Farmer; married on 21 Jun 1978 in Russell Co, VA; Trina Lyn Shearl; age 18; born 18 Jan
1960 in Iaeger, WV; this was her first marriage; 11 grade education; living at Box 63, Gary,
WV; daughter of Donald and Juanita (Stanley) Shearl.


Larry Duaine "Fink" Farmer I

1. "The Welch News"; Welch, WV; 4 Sep 2020; Newspaper Obit; Online Version.
On September 3, 2020, Larry Duaine “Fink” Farmer, age 70, took his journey to his heavenly home. He passed away at his home surrounded by his loving wife and family. He was a life long resident of McDowell County where he made his home in Pageton for 47 years.

"He was born in Welch, WV, February 19, 1950 to the late James “Jim” Farmer and Eloise “Lois” Hedrich Farmer.

"He was a 1968 Gary High School Graduate. He was a coal miner most of his life. He worked construction, was a little league and senior league coach for many years. He was a member of Leckie Pentecostal Holiness Church where he was a deacon. He enjoyed drag racing, fishing, camping and hunting with family and friends for years. He was a beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle and friend.

"He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kimberly Farmer, his parents, James and Eloise Farmer, mother-in-law, Alice Mae Holleman-Miller Keys, one sister, Regina Farmer Hedrick, one sister-in-law, Freida Miller-Artz, one brother, Gregory Farmer and one niece, Amy Farmer.
"Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 50 years, Judy (Miller) Farmer; his daughter, Teresa Farmer of Pageton, WV; his son, Larry Farmer II (wife Stephanie) Rockwell, NC; 4 grandsons, Adam Farmer (Emily) of Leckie, WV, Dustin Farmer of Pageton, WV, Hunter Farmer of Moravian Falls, NC, and Thomas Farmer of Rockwell, NC; 4 great-grandchildren, Aiden and Skylar Farmer of Bramwell, WV and Levi and Gracie Farmer of Leckie, WV; one sister, Vickie (Farmer) Mikles (husband Jamie); two Brothers, Ricky “Sackman” Farmer (wife Kathy Burge) of Sarasota, FL, and Ronald Farmer (wife Diane) of Leckie, WV; and nephew, Jacob Farmer of Pageton, WV. A host of nieces and nephews whom he loved. He also leaves behind many friends and church family.

"Funeral Service will be held 12:00 PM Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell, WV with Pastor Mary Lambert of Leckie Pentecostal Holiness Church officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park where Adam Farmer, Dustin Farmer, Hunter Farmer, Thomas Farmer, Terry Chatman, and Jared Minnix will serve as pallbearers.. The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.cravens-shires.com.

"A special thank you to everyone at Amedisys Hospice in his final weeks. You All were wonderful.
"Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell is serving the Farmer family."


Bernard Belcher

1. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Clear Fork District, Davy Road, taken on 18 Apr 1910, Page 236B, Family #12.
Listed as Bernard Belcher, age 1, in household of father, William Belcher.
2. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Clear Fork District, taken on 10/12 Jan 1920, Page 206B, Family #50.
Listed as Berned Belcher, age 11, born in WV, in household of father, John H. Belcher.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1935); Page 235; WV Archives Web Site.
Bernard Belcher; age 24; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Clearfork, WV; son of John and Eliza Belcher;
married on 24 Dec 1935 ay Elk Lick, WV; Mirley Moore; age 18; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Clearfork,
WV; daughter of Alfred Moore and Eva Moore Acord.


Merlie Moore

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1935); Page 235; WV Archives Web Site.
Bernard Belcher; age 24; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Clearfork, WV; son of John and Eliza Belcher;
married on 24 Dec 1935 ay Elk Lick, WV; Mirley Moore; age 18; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Clearfork,
WV; daughter of Alfred Moore and Eva Moore Acord.


Harold Bowman

1. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Harold Bowman, 73, of Raysal, WV, passed away Sunday, November 4, 2018, in the Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, KY.

"Harold was born July 8, 1945, in Welch, WV, a son of the late Willard Cecil and Dicie Hughes Bowman. He was a retired coal miner and was a grave digger.

"In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, Howard, Darrell and Billy Jean Bowman; one sister Alice Christian; and maternal grandparents, Clarence and Fannie Hughes.

"Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Wanda Bowman of the home; four sons, Homer Bowman and wife Tonya of Bryan, TX, William “Bo” Bowman and wife Misty of Barnesville, OH, Daniel Bowman of the home and Emanuel Bowman also of the home and his girlfriend Amanda Vance of Paynesville, WV; seven grandchildren, Angelica Cline, and Richard, Victoria, Preston, Haden, Haley and Bryson Bowman; two brothers, Elmer Bowman and wife Ruth of Raysal, WV, and Cecil Bowman and wife Katherine of War, WV; and numerous nieces and nephews.

"Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, November 10, 2018, at 11 o’clock with Reverend Wilmer Muncy and Reverend Melvin Muncy officiating at the Slate Creek Church of the Living God at Raysal, WV. Burial will follow in the Rose Family Cemetery on Paddle Fork near Raysal, WV..."