McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


James "Jim" Nardi Ross

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Susannah; taken on 13 Jan 1920; Page 23B; Image
4 of 48; Family #40/45.
Listed as Jim Ross; age 42; born in Italy; married; alien; immigranted to US in 1907; coal miner; head
of household.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Warriormines; E,D, 24-20; taken on 23 Apr 1940;
Page 379B; Image 18 of 62; Household #146.
Listed as James Ross; age 56; born in Italy; widowed; no education; naturalized citizen; lived in same
place on 1 Apr 1935; coal miner; in household of sister (sic, sister-in-law), Orpha Reynolds Ross.
3. Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #34978; VA Marriage Records, 1936-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
James Roos age 77; born in Italy; widowed; one previous marriage; living at War, WV; son of Anthony and Polly
(Tobey) Ross; married on 9 Nov 1959 at Lenanon, VA; Orpha Ross; age 55; born in McDowell Co, WV; widow;
one previous marriage; Maiden name, Orpha Reynolds; living at War, WV; daughter of Elisha and Polly (Hicks)
Reynolds.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'65 002066; WV Archives Web Site.
James Ross; age 84; born 19 Dec 1881 in Cellere, Italy; married; SS# 234-28-3717; living at War, WV;
son of Toney and Polly Ross; died 25 Feb 1965 in Grace Hospital, Welch, WV; due to arteriosclerotic
heart disease with congestive failure; buried 28 Feb 1965 in Grandview Memory Garden, Bluefield, VA.
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Grandvie Memory Garden, Bluefield, Tazewell Co, VA; submitted by Sammie
Wade; 13 May 2012.
James Ross; born 19 Dec 1881 in Italy; died 25 Feb 1965 at Welch, WV; buried here; no grave marker photo
shown.


Ruth Reynolds

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Susannah; taken on 13 Jan 1920; Page 23B; Image
4 of 48; Family #40/45.
Listed as Ruth Ross; age 19; born in WV; married; in household of husband, James Ross.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #9276; WV Archives Web Site.
Ruth Ross; age 34; born 13 Oct 1900 in WV; married; wife of James Ross; housewife; living at Yukon, WV;
daughter of Lish and Polly Reynolds, both born in NC; died 19 Jul 1934 at Yukon, WV; due to cacer of
womb; buried 20 Jul 1934 at Lomax, WV; informant, Glen Taylor.


Dorothy Mae Mullins

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #74-028685; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Rufus Thomas Marshall; age 36; born 12 May 1938 in WV; single; this is his 1st marriage; 6th grade
education; living at Avondale, WV; son of Wiley and Eva (Osborne) Marshall; married on 22 Jul 1974
in Grundy, VA; Dorothy Mae Mullins; age 20; born 5 May 1954 in WV; single; this is her 1st marriage;
8th grade education; living at Avondale, WV; daughter of unknown father and Mary Ruby Mullins.
2. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Dorothy M Watson
Birth Date: 21 Aug 1954
Address: PO Box 428, Gary, WV, 24836-0428 (1993)"
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Sharon McKeever; 31 Aug 2012.
Dr. Johnny Twenty David "Little Boy" Watson; born 26 Nov 1950; died 30 Oct 1990; buried here;
double headstone photo shown with wife, Dorothy M. Watson; born 21 Aug 1954; no death date.
(She may not be buried here)


Stewart Shannon Wynn Jr

1. Washington Co, VA; Marriage Licesne #29558; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Stewart Shannon Wynn, Jr; age 21; born in Tazewell Co, VA; single; no previous marriage; farmer;
living at North Tazewell, VA; son of Stewart Shannon and Ollier (Sayers0 Wynn; married on 1 Aug
1939 in Abingdon, VA; Mary Alice Asbury; age 24; born in Wilcoe, WV; single; no previous marriage;
living at Newhall, WV; daughter of Ernest William and Core Belle (Lee) Asbury.
2. Tazewell Co, VA; Divorce Decree; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Mary Alice Asbury; age 55; born 31 May 1915 in WV; teacher; living in North Tazewell, VA; was
granted a divorce on 30 Sep 1970; from Stewart Shannon Wynn, Jr; age 52; born 13 Sep 1918 in
VA; tractor trailer driver; living in Roanoke, VA; due to deseration; seperated in Sep 1963; marriage
was on 1 Aug 1939 in Abingdon, VA; no children under 18.


Mary Alice Asbury

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Northfork District; Crumpler; Marine Street; taken 7/8 Jan 1920;
Page 192A; Family #88/96.
Listed as Mary A. Asbury; age 4 yrs, 7 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Earnest W. Asbury.
2. Washington Co, VA; Marriage Licesne #29558; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Stewart Shannon Wynn, Jr; age 21; born in Tazewell Co, VA; single; no previous marriage; farmer;
living at North Tazewell, VA; son of Stewart Shannon and Ollier (Sayers0 Wynn; married on 1 Aug
1939 in Abingdon, VA; Mary Alice Asbury; age 24; born in Wilcoe, WV; single; no previous marriage;
living at Newhall, WV; daughter of Ernest William and Core Belle (Lee) Asbury.
3. Tazewell Co, VA; Divorce Decree; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Mary Alice Asbury; age 55; born 31 May 1915 in WV; teacher; living in North Tazewell, VA; was
granted a divorce on 30 Sep 1970; from Stewart Shannon Wynn, Jr; age 52; born 13 Sep 1918 in
VA; tractor trailer driver; living in Roanoke, VA; due to deseration; seperated in Sep 1963; marriage
was on 1 Aug 1939 in Abingdon, VA; no children under 18.
4. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Mary Alice Asbury
[Mary Alice Wynn]
[Mary Wynn]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 31 May 1915
Birth Place: Wilcoe, West Virginia
[Wilcoe McDow??, West Virginia]
Death Date: 7 May 2006
Father: Earnest W Asbury
Mother: Cora B Lee
SSN: 235108973
Notes: Dec 1936: Name listed as MARY ALICE ASBURY;
Jul 1953: Name listed as MARY ALICE WYNN;
18 May 2006: Name listed as MARY A WYNN"
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by ancestryhunter2; 14 Jun 2013.
" Mary Alice Asbury Wynn
Birth 31 May 1915
Death 7 May 2006 (aged 90)
Burial
Grandview Memory Gardens
Bluefield, Tazewell County, Virginia"

Additional Information Posted:
:"Mary Alice Wynn, 90, of Tazewell, died May 7 at Heritage Hall Health Care in Tazewell.
Born May 31, 1915 at Wilco, WV, she was the daughter of the late Ernest William Asbury and Cora Belle Lee Asbury.

"She was a member of the Adria Advent Christian Church at Adria. She was a graduate of Richlands High School and Emory & Henry College. She taught school in Tazewell County Public Schools for many years.

"In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph Asbury and Carl Asbury.
Survivors: son, Ernest William Wynn and wife, Katy, of North Tazewell; granddaughter, Monique VanVuren and husband, Raymond, of Terra Haute, IN; grandson, Ernest William Wynn, Jr. and wife, Christie, of Magnolia, TX; great grandsons, Ryan Wynn and Ethan Wynn; several cousins; numerous friends; and the compassionate caregivers at Heritage Hall Health Care in Tazewell.

"The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. May 10 at Peery & St.Clair Funeral Home Chapel in Tazewell with the Rev. Kenneth Gillespie officiating.

"Burial will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, VA.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service May 10.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to either Heritage Hall Resident Aid Fund, 121 Ben Bolt Ave., Tazewell, VA 24651 or to the Adria Advent Christian Church, 120 Cecil Drive, North Tazewell, VA 24630."


John Anderson Brooks

1. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; taken on 11/13 May 1910; Page 294B;
Family #273.
Listed as John A. Brooks; age 6; born in WV; in household of father, Whitten A. Brooks.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1925); Page 258; WV Archives Web Site.
John Brooks; age 22; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at McGraws, WV; married on 12 Sep 1925 at
McGraws, WV; Lakey M. Goode; age 18; born in ______; living at McGraws, WV.
3. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: John Anderson Brooks
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 34
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Date: 2 Dec 1905
Birth Place: Wyoming, West Virginia, USA
Residence Place: Patterson, Buchanan, Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 16 Oct 1940
Registration Place: Patterson, Buchanan, Virginia, USA
Employer: Sycamore Coal Corporation
Weight: 160
Complexion: Ruddy
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Black
Height: 5 10
Next of Kin: Lake Marie Brooks
Household Members:
Name Relationship
John Anderson Brooks Self (Head)
Lake Marie Brooks Wife"
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Shawna Vance Leath; 26 Nov 2014.
" John A Brooks
Birth 4 Dec 1903
Sabine, Wyoming County, West Virginia, USA
Death 31 Aug 1976 (aged 72)
Beckley, Raleigh County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens
Prosperity, Raleigh County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 139257955"

Additional Information Posted:
"John A. Brooks (1903-1976). Son of Whitten & Sarah (Burleson) Brooks. Wife of Lakey M Brooks."


Lakey Marie Holland

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1925); Page 258; WV Archives Web Site.
John Brooks; age 22; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at McGraws, WV; married on 12 Sep 1925 at
McGraws, WV; Lakey M. Goode; age 18; born in ______; living at McGraws, WV.
2. Wyoming Co, WV Obits; Genealogy Trails; transcribed by Candace Robinson.
"Brooks, Lakey. 67 of Ravencliff. She died at her home Tuesday after an apparent heart attack. Born June 18, 1906, at McGraws, she was the daughter of the late John and Nancy Wyatt Holland. Burial will be in the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity. [Beckley Post-Herald, August 30, 1930] "
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Ace; 25 Nov 2015.
" Lake “Lakey” Goode Brooks
Birth 18 Jun 1907
McGraws, Wyoming County, West Virginia, USA
Death 28 Aug 1973 (aged 66)
Ravencliff, Wyoming County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens
Prosperity, Raleigh County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 155382887 "

Additional Information Posted:
"Wife of John H. Brooks who she married in Wyoming County, WV on September 12, 1925.

"Lakey was daughter of Wiley Goode of Wyoming County, WV and Nancy (Wyatt) Holland Goode (Daughter of Eli Wyatt and Julia Wyatt)...."


Clyde Lee Brooks

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by James Brady; 7 Apr 2008.
" Clyde Lee Brooks
Birth 1930
Wyoming County, West Virginia, USA
Death 13 Mar 2008 (aged 77–78)
Wendell, Wake County, North Carolina, USA
Burial
Greenhills Memory Gardens
Claypool Hill, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 25823653"

Additional Information Posted:
"Beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Clyde Lee Brooks, 78 years old, died of congestive heart failure brought on by cancer at 1:15 a.m., March 13th 2008. He was the son of late John A. and Lakey M. Brooks of Glen Rogers, W.Va.

"Clyde graduated from Grundy High School and worked for S&S Corporation for eighteen years, and later retired from WW Garrison of Raleigh, N.C. He was a former deacon and member of Raven Assembly of God, and was currently a member and head usher of New Fire Ministries of Zebulon, N.C. He had moved to Wendell, N.C. three years ago to be near his daughters. He will be sorely missed.

"In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Lois Potter.

"He is survived by his loving wife, L. Agnes Brooks and two daughters, Sheliah Pruett and husband, James of Wendell, N.C. and Rhonda Grubb and husband, Curtis of Franklinton, N.C. He has six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

"Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 16, 2008 at Singleton Funeral Service Chapel at Cedar Bluff, Va. with the Rev. Joe Copolo, the Rev. Barry Absher and the Rev. Jesse Terrell Jr. officiating. Entombment will follow in the Greenhills Memory Gardens Mausoleum at Claypool Hill, Va. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

"The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday (today) at Singleton Funeral Service at Cedar Bluff, Va.

"Singleton Funeral Service is serving the Brooks family."


Andrew Jackson "Jack" Griffith

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Mile Branch (Avondale); E.D. 24-60; taken
5 Apr 1940; Page 1185B; Image 8 of 133; Household #60.
Listed as Andrew J. Griffith; age 43; born in KY; married; 5th grade education; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; truck driver for department of education; head of household.


Lena Maynard

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Mile Branch (Avondale); E.D. 24-60; taken
5 Apr 1940; Page 1185B; Image 8 of 133; Household #60.
Listed as Lenna Griffith; age 39; born in WV; married; 4th grade education; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Andrew J. Griffith.


Jackson J. Griffith

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Mile Branch (Avondale); E.D. 24-60; taken
5 Apr 1940; Page 1185B; Image 8 of 133; Household #60.
Listed as Jackson J. Griffith; age 17; born in WV; single; 6th grade education; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Andrew J. Griffith.


Eunice M. Griffith

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Mile Branch (Avondale); E.D. 24-60; taken
5 Apr 1940; Page 1185B; Image 8 of 133; Household #60.
Listed as Enice M. Griffith; age 15; born in WV; single; 6th grade education; attending school; lived
in same place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Andrew J. Griffith.


Clyde Harper

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.


Leola 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.
"...killed in car accident..."


Rachel Morgan

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Clear Fork District, taken on 21/22/23 Jan 1920, Page 210B, Family #107.
Listed as Rachel Morgan, age 2 yrs, 2 mons, born in WV, in household of father, Albert C. Morgan.