McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Familes and Individuals

Notes


Elwood Ward

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1965); Page 263; WV Archives Web Site.
Elwood Ward; age 22; born 26 Jan 1942 in Coaldale, WV; single; no previous marriage; Negro; lving
at General Delivery, Maybeury, WV; son of Oliver Thomas and Gennie Mae (Smith) Ward; married on
20 Feb 1965 in Maybeury, WV; Della Elizabeth Ramsey; age 22; born 8 Sep 1942 at Kimball, WV;
single; no previous marriage; Negro; living at Maybeury, WV; daughter of John (deceased) and Pearl
(Edwards) Ramsey.


Della Elizabeth Ramsey

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1965); Page 263; WV Archives Web Site.
Elwood Ward; age 22; born 26 Jan 1942 in Coaldale, WV; single; no previous marriage; Negro; lving
at General Delivery, Maybeury, WV; son of Oliver Thomas and Gennie Mae (Smith) Ward; married on
20 Feb 1965 in Maybeury, WV; Della Elizabeth Ramsey; age 22; born 8 Sep 1942 at Kimball, WV;
single; no previous marriage; Negro; living at Maybeury, WV; daughter of John (deceased) and Pearl
(Edwards) Ramsey.


John David Walker

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1965); Page 232; WV Archives Web Site.\
John David Walker; age 35; born 28 Aug 1929 in Hanover, WV; single; no previous marriage; living
at Hanover, WV; son of McKinley and Armeda (Bailey) Walker; married on 8 Feb 1965 in North Spring,
WV; Barbara Ellen Lester; age 23; born 22 Jul 1941 in Hanover, WV; single; no previous marriage;
living at Box 66, Iaeger, WV; son of Virgil D. and Flossie Me (Browning) Lester.


Barbara Ellen Lester

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1965); Page 232; WV Archives Web Site.\
John David Walker; age 35; born 28 Aug 1929 in Hanover, WV; single; no previous marriage; living
at Hanover, WV; son of McKinley and Armeda (Bailey) Walker; married on 8 Feb 1965 in North Spring,
WV; Barbara Ellen Lester; age 23; born 22 Jul 1941 in Hanover, WV; single; no previous marriage;
living at Box 66, Iaeger, WV; son of Virgil D. and Flossie Me (Browning) Lester.


Ckarence Washington Via

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1965); Page 334; WV Archives Web Site.
Clarence Washington Via; age 20; born 5 Jun 1944 in Bluefield, WV; single; no previous marriage;
Negro; living at Box 763, Kimball, WV; son of Unknown father and Viola Via (deceased); married on
23 May 1965 in Kimball, WV; Freddie Mae White; age 20; born 17 May 1945 in Maybeury, WV;
single; no previous marriage; Negro; living at Kimball, WV; daughter of John and Henriette
Alexandria (Craighead) White; with consent of Gladies Collier, aunt and guardian of Clarence W.
Via; and Henrietta Craighead, mother of Freddie Mae White, parents divorced, mother has custody.


Freddie Mae White

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1965); Page 334; WV Archives Web Site.
Clarence Washington Via; age 20; born 5 Jun 1944 in Bluefield, WV; single; no previous marriage;
Negro; living at Box 763, Kimball, WV; son of Unknown father and Viola Via (deceased); married on
23 May 1965 in Kimball, WV; Freddie Mae White; age 20; born 17 May 1945 in Maybeury, WV;
single; no previous marriage; Negro; living at Kimball, WV; daughter of John and Henriette
Alexandria (Craighead) White; with consent of Gladies Collier, aunt and guardian of Clarence W.
Via; and Henrietta Craighead, mother of Freddie Mae White, parents divorced, mother has custody.


Ira Johnson Ratcliff

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; North Fork District; taken on 11 May 1910; Page 31B; Image 4 of
39; Family #32/35.
Listed as Ira J. Ratliff; age 4; born in VA; in household of father, George N. Ratcliff.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; North Fork District; Rolfe; taken on 23/24 Jan 1920; Page 166A;
Image 3 of 45; Family #24/25.
Listed as Ira J.. Ratliff; age 15; born in 15; in household of father, George N. Ratcliff.
3. Mercer Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1935); Page 62; Line #11; WV Archives Web Site.
Ira Johnston Ratcliff; age 29; born in WV; single; living at McComas, WV; married on 12 Feb 1935
at McComas, WV; Ruth Virginia Landreth; age 21; born in WV; single; living at McComas, WV.
4. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Ira Johnson Ratcliff
Gender: Male
Race: White
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Place: Northfork, West Virginia, USA
Birth Date: 24 Dec 1905
Residence: Mccomas, Mercer, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 16 Oct 1940
Occupation: Pocahontas Fuel Co
Weight: 160
Complexion: Light
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5 10
Next of Kin: Ruth Virginia Ratcliff
Relationship to Draftee: Wife
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Ira Johnson Ratcliff Self (Head)
Ruth Virginia Ratcliff Wife
5. Mercer Co, WV; Death Certificate #''67 005557; WV Archives Web Site via LDS Web Site.
Ira Johnson Ratcliff; age 62 yrs, 3 mons, 23 days; born 25 Dec 1904 in Worth, WV; married; coal
miner; SS# 236-09-2777; living in Montcalm, WV; son of George and Rhoda Ratcliff; died 18 Apr
1967; DOA at his home in Montcalm, WV; due to probable coronary occlusion; buried 21 Apr 1967
in Woodlawn Cemetery, Bluefield (sic, Bluewell), WV; informant, Ira J. Ratcliff, Jr, Montcalm.


Ruth Virginia Landreth

1. Mercer Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1935); Page 62; Line #11; WV Archives Web Site.
Ira Johnston Ratcliff; age 29; born in WV; single; living at McComas, WV; married on 12 Feb 1935
at McComas, WV; Ruth Virginia Landreth; age 21; born in WV; single; living at McComas, WV.


Janet Frances Ratcliff

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Northfork District; taken on 2 Apr 1930; page 65A; Image 1 of 40;
Family #4/4.
Listed as Janet Ratcliff; age 10; born in WV; in household of father, Stanley W. Ratcliff.
2. Mercer Co, WV; Death Registry; Vol #__(1941), Page 180; Line #6; WV Archives Web Site.
Janet Francis Sampson; age 21 yrs, 1 mon, 18 days; born 21 Mar 1920 at Ashland, WV;
married; wife of Aubrey P. Sampson; housewife; daughter of Stanley and Ruth (White) Ratcliff;
died 8 May 1941 in Bluefield, WV; due to hemmorhage, post operative; buried 11 May 1941
in Woodlawn Cemetery; informant, Mrs. John Brown.


Reginald Curtis Hickman

1. Gregory-Page Funeral Home; Welch, WV; Posted Obit.
"Reginald departed this life after a long illness, on Friday, in Cleveland, OH. He was born and raised in Vivian and the son of the late George and Frances Hickman. He was a graduate of Welch High School and had worked in the coal mines, before moving to Cleveland. He is survived by his wife, Frances and children: Lachanda Cheeks, Shawanna Hickman, Monica Donaldson, Preston Faulk and stepdaughter, Janeen D. Shaw; his eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two siblings, Cathy (Kenny) Hayes and George (Annie) Hickman and a host of nephews, nieces; other relatives and friends. Visitation was on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at Cummings & Davis Funeral Home in Cleveland from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.. Service will be held at 12:00 noon on Monday, June 10, 2019 at Lovely Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Kimball, WV, where the Reverend Larry Hairston will be officiating. Interment will follow in Restlawn Memorial Gardens 6605 New Hope Road in Bluewell, WV. Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m., until the time of Service at the Church. Services entrusted to Gregory-Page Funeral Home in Welch...."