McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families

Notes


Claude Henry Honaker

1. Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #4725; Ancestry.com Website.
Claude Henry Honaker; ahe 47; born in Honaker, VA; widowed; one previous marriage; miner; living
at Berwind, WV; son of John and Fannie (Lucas) Honaker; married on 6 Feb 1959 in Lebanon, VA;
Grace Nelson, maiden name Sparks; age 48; widow, one previous marriage; living at Squire, WV;
daughter of Turner and Arminda (Wohlford) Sparks.


Gracie C. Sparks

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1928); Page 298; WV Archives Website.
Doak Nelson; age 25; born in Tazewell Co, VA; single; miner; living at Vallscreek, WV; son of Charles
and Ellen; married on 26 Sep 1928 at Welch, WV; Gracie Sparks; age 21; born in Tazewell Co, VA;
single; daughter of Turner and Minnie.
2. E-mail from Tomi Turley; 17 Jan 2021.
"my mother is Rita Lynn Amick she was born on 03/12/1960 her mother was Minda Juanita (Nelson) Moore (05/21/1933 to 03/08/2012) Granny Moore was from Berwind her parents are already listed on
you(r) page her parents were Doake and Grace Nelson only child you have listed is Burligh Nelson
They actually had more There was Burligh, Ruby, Minda, Fred, Charles, and Barbara . PawPaw Ray Moore('s) family was originally from Berwind also but moved to Maryland. My mother and her siblings were raised in Maryland until moving back to war is late 70s. ..."
3. Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #4725; Ancestry.com Website.
Claude Henry Honaker; ahe 47; born in Honaker, VA; widowed; one previous marriage; miner; living
at Berwind, WV; son of John and Fannie (Lucas) Honaker; married on 6 Feb 1959 in Lebanon, VA;
Grace Nelson, maiden name Sparks; age 48; widow, one previous marriage; living at Squire, WV;
daughter of Turner and Arminda (Wohlford) Sparks.


Ray Moore

1. E-mail from Tomi Turley; 17 Jan 2021.
"my mother is Rita Lynn Amick she was born on 03/12/1960 her mother was Minda Juanita (Nelson) Moore (05/21/1933 to 03/08/2012) Granny Moore was from Berwind her parents are already listed on
you(r) page her parents were Doake and Grace Nelson only child you have listed is Burligh Nelson
They actually had more There was Burligh, Ruby, Minda, Fred, Charles, and Barbara . PawPaw Ray Moore('s) family was originally from Berwind also but moved to Maryland. My mother and her siblings were raised in Maryland until moving back to war is late 70s. ..."


Minda Juanita "Minnie" Nelson

1. Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #27113; Ancestry.com Website.
William Henry Amick, Jr; age 34; born in Vallscreek, WV; single; shovel operator; living at Berwind,
WV; son of William H. and Dinah (Walker) Amick; married on 18 Sep 1954 in Russell C, VA; Minnie
Juanita Nelson; age 21; born in Vallscreek, WV; single; living in Squire, WV; daughter of Doak Henry
and Gracie (Sparks) Nelson.
2. Virginia, U.S., Divorce Records, 1918-2014; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Minnie J Nelson Amick
Gender: Female
Race: White
Divorce Age: 32
Birth Date: 21 May 1933
Marriage Date: 18 Sep 1954
Divorce Date: 1 Sep 1965
Divorce Place: Virginia, USA
Spouse: William Henry Amick
Certificate Number: 1965005696
Number of Children: 2"
3. E-mail from Tomi Turley; 17 Jan 2021.
"my mother is Rita Lynn Amick she was born on 03/12/1960 her mother was Minda Juanita (Nelson) Moore (05/21/1933 to 03/08/2012) Granny Moore was from Berwind her parents are already listed on
you(r) page her parents were Doake and Grace Nelson only child you have listed is Burligh Nelson
They actually had more There was Burligh, Ruby, Minda, Fred, Charles, and Barbara . PawPaw Ray Moore('s) family was originally from Berwind also but moved to Maryland. My mother and her siblings were raised in Maryland until moving back to war is late 70s. ..."
4. Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #81-021318; Ancestry.com Website.
Carl Robert Rutherford; age 52; born 25 Apr 1929 in War, WV; divorced; this is his 2nd marriage; first
marriage ended 12 Aug 1975; 2 yrs college education; living at Box 74, Warriormine, WV; son of
Robert Bruce and Clara (Muncy) Rutherford; married on 18 May 1981 in Lebanon, VA; Minnie
Juanita Moore; maiden name Nelson; age 47; born 21 May 1933 in Hatwell, WV; divorced; this is
her 3rd marriage; last marriage ended 28 Jun 1978; 11th grade education; living at Box 72,
Warroiormine, WV; daughter of Doak and Gracie (Sparks) Nelson.


John Tholander

1. Facebook PM; 7 Aug 2021; Bonnie Riffe Sparks.
"Kay Delores born 6 Jan. 1947. living.. She married first Curtis Christian 1965. Divorced . She married 2nd. Michael Bailey. Divorced. She married 3 rd. John Tholander"


Kay Delores Riffe

1. Facebook PM; 7 Aug 2021; Bonnie Riffe Sparks.
"Kay Delores born 6 Jan. 1947. living.. She married first Curtis Christian 1965. Divorced . She married 2nd. Michael Bailey. Divorced. She married 3 rd. John Tholander"


Willard R. Yuna Jr

1. Alexandria, VA; Marriage License #67 012918; ANcestry.com Web Site.
Willard R. Yuna, Jr; age 28; born in San Francisco, CA; divorced; one previous marriage; US Army,
at Ft. McNair, Washington, DC; son of Willard R. and Evelyn H. (Roberts) Yuna, Sr; married on
29 May 1967 in Alexandria, VA; Rena Opal Alley; age 30; born in Davy, WV; single; cook; living at
314 S. Union St, Harvedegrace, MD; daughter of James H. and Annie Mae (Tabor) Alley.


Rena Opal Alley

1. Alexandria, VA; Marriage License #67 012918; ANcestry.com Web Site.
Willard R. Yuna, Jr; age 28; born in San Francisco, CA; divorced; one previous marriage; US Army,
at Ft. McNair, Washington, DC; son of Willard R. and Evelyn H. (Roberts) Yuna, Sr; married on
29 May 1967 in Alexandria, VA; Rena Opal Alley; age 30; born in Davy, WV; single; cook; living at
314 S. Union St, Harvedegrace, MD; daughter of James H. and Annie Mae (Tabor) Alley.
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007: Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Rena Opal Alley
[Rena Opa Yuna]
[Rena Yuna]
[Rena Hudson]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 3 Dec 1929
Birth Place: Davy, West Virginia
Death Date: 18 Apr 2004
Father: James H Alley
Mother: Anna M Tabor
SSN: 246424400
Notes: Oct 1948: Name listed as RENA OPAL ALLEY;
Apr 1970: Name listed as RENA OPA YUNA;
30 Nov 1988: Name listed as RENA OPAL YUNA; :
Name listed as RENA ALLEY HUDSON;
10 Feb 2005: Name listed as RENA O YUNA"
3. Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Rena O. Yuna
Maiden Name: Alley
Birth Date: 3 Dec 1933
Death Date: 14 Apr 2004
Cemetery: Newbern Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Dublin, Pulaski County, Virginia, United States of America
Has Bio?: N
URL: https://www.findagrave.com/mem..."


William Beverly Varney

1. Mingo Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1912); Page 170; WV Archives Website.
William B. Varney; age 30; born in Pike Co, KY; single; carpenter; living at Marianna, WV; son of Asa
and Bash Varney; married on 16 Jan 1912 in Chattaroy, WV; Altie Parsons; age 18; born in Wayne
Co, WV; single; daughter of Frank and Mary Parsons.
2. 1920 Census, Pike Co, KY; Lower Big Creek; taken 19 Jan 1920; Page 37A; Image 13 of 22;
Family #11/11.
Listed as W.M. Varney; age 38; born in KY; married; coal miner; head of household.
3. 1940 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Lee District; Puritan; E.D. 30-10; taken 13 May 1940; Page 239B;
Image 18 of 38; Household #128.
Listed as William Varney; age 59; born in KY; married; 8th grade education; lived in Mingo Co, WV
on 1 Apr 1935; laborer on road project; head of household,
4. Mingo Co, WV; WW II Draft Registration Card # U-1912; taken 27 Apr 1942; Ancestry.com Website.
William Bev. Varney; age 60; born 1 Aug 1881 at Pinson Fork, Pike Co, KY; farmer; unemployed;
living at Puritian Mines, Mingo Co, WV; name of person who will always know address, Altie Varney,
Puritian Mines, WV; blue eyes; gray hair; light complexion; one eye.
5. FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by Debe Clark; 11 Mar 2017.
" William Beverly Varney
Birth 1 Aug 1881
Pike County, Kentucky, USA
Death 14 Oct 1971 (aged 90)
Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
Burial
Union Cemetery
Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 177231092"


Altie M. Parsons

1. Mingo Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1912); Page 170; WV Archives Website.
William B. Varney; age 30; born in Pike Co, KY; single; carpenter; living at Marianna, WV; son of Asa
and Bash Varney; married on 16 Jan 1912 in Chattaroy, WV; Altie Parsons; age 18; born in Wayne
Co, WV; single; daughter of Frank and Mary Parsons.
2. 1920 Census, Pike Co, KY; Lower Big Creek; taken 19 Jan 1920; Page 37A; Image 13 of 22;
Family #11/11.
Listed as Alta Varney; age 25; born in WV; married; in household of husband, William B. Varney.
3. 1940 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Lee District; Puritan; E.D. 30-10; taken 13 May 1940; Page 239B;
Image 18 of 38; Household #128.
Listed as Altie Varney; age 44; born in WV; married; 5th grade education; lived in Mingo Co, WV on
1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, William B. Varney.
4. FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by Debe Clark; 11 Mar 2017
" Altie Mae Parsons Varney
Birth 15 Dec 1893
Wayne County, West Virginia, USA
Death 29 May 1986 (aged 92)
Northup, Gallia County, Ohio, USA
Burial
Union Cemetery
Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 177231727"


Pearl Varney

1. 1920 Census, Pike Co, KY; Lower Big Creek; taken 19 Jan 1920; Page 37A; Image 13 of 22;
Family #11/11.
Listed as Pearl Varney; age 5; born in KY; in household of father, William B. Varney.


Ora Marie Varney

1. 1920 Census, Pike Co, KY; Lower Big Creek; taken 19 Jan 1920; Page 37A; Image 13 of 22;
Family #11/11.
Listed as Ora Varney; age 2; born in KY; in household of father, William B. Varney.
2. 1940 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Lee District; Puritan; E.D. 30-10; taken 13 May 1940; Page 239B;
Image 18 of 38; Household #128.
Listed as Ora Varney; age 23; born in KY; single; 2nd grade education; lived in Mingo Co, WV on
1 Apr 1935; in household of father, William B. Varney.
3. FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by Debe Clark; 11 Mar 2017.
"Ora Marie Varney
Birth 20 Apr 1917
Kentucky, USA
Death 28 May 1971 (aged 54)
Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
Burial
Union Cemetery
Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 177231936"


Helen Varney

1. 1920 Census, Pike Co, KY; Lower Big Creek; taken 19 Jan 1920; Page 37A; Image 13 of 22;
Family #11/11.
Listed as Helen Varney; age 8 mons; born in KY; in household of father, William B. Varney.
2. 1940 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Lee District; Puritan; E.D. 30-10; taken 13 May 1940; Page 239B;
Image 18 of 38; Household #128.
Listed as Helen Varney; age 21; born in KY; single; 5th grade education; lived in Mingo Co, WV on
1 Apr 1935; in household of father, William B. Varney.


William Varney

1. 1940 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Lee District; Puritan; E.D. 30-10; taken 13 May 1940; Page 239B;
Image 18 of 38; Household #128.
Listed as William Varney; age 18; born in KY; single; 2 yrs HS education; lived in Mingo Co, WV on
1 Apr 1935; in household of father, William B. Varney.


Mary E. Varney

1. 1940 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Lee District; Puritan; E.D. 30-10; taken 13 May 1940; Page 239B;
Image 18 of 38; Household #128.
Listed as Mary E. Varney; age 13; born in WV; single; 7th grade education; attending school;
lived in Mingo Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, William B. Varney.


Claudine Varney

1. 1940 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Lee District; Puritan; E.D. 30-10; taken 13 May 1940; Page 239B;
Image 18 of 38; Household #128.
Listed as Claudine Varney; age 10; born in WV; single; 5th grade education; attending school;
lived in Mingo Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, William B. Varney.


G. Gene Varney

1. 1940 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Lee District; Puritan; E.D. 30-10; taken 13 May 1940; Page 239B;
Image 18 of 38; Household #128.
Listed as Jean (Male) Varney; age 5; born in WV; no education; not attending school;
lived in Mingo Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, William B. Varney.
2. FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by Anonymous; 18 Jul 2016.
" G Gene Varney
Birth 20 Mar 1935
Death 4 Mar 1988 (aged 52)
Burial
Mound Hill Cemetery
Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 167133458"