McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Robert Lee Reed Sr

1. Martinsville, VA; Marriage License #21547; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Robert Lee Reed; age 25; born in Crumpler, WV; single; salesman for Tom Houston; living at Dye
Plant Road, Martinsville, VA; son of John Marion and Virginia Blanche (Orander) Reed; married on
14 Aug 1948 in Martinsville, VA; Irene Isabelle Truman; age 18; born in Carroll Co, VA; single; clerk
for J.C. Penny Co; living at Ranson Rd, Martinsville, VA; daughter of Samuel Lee and Valeria Nevada
(Rorrer) Truman.
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Robert Lee Reed
[Robert L Reed]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 9 Aug 1923
Birth Place: Crumpler Mcd, West Virginia
Death Date: 21 Feb 2002
Father: John M Reed
Mother: Virginia B Aronder
SSN: 225269349
Notes: Oct 1941: Name listed as ROBERT LEE REED;
05 Mar 2002: Name listed as ROBERT L REED"
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by ViaEstate; 21 Jun 2010.
"Robert Lee Reed, Sr
Birth 9 Aug 1923
Crumpler, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 21 Feb 2002 (aged 78)
Spencer, Henry County, Virginia, USA
Burial
Friendly Christian Church Cemetery
Spencer, Henry County, Virginia, USA "

Additional Information Posted:
"Robert Lee Reed Sr., 78, of 455 Evergreen Drive, Spencer, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2002, at his home.

"A native of Crumpler, W.Va., he was born on Aug. 9, 1923, to the late John M. and Virginia Orander Reed. Also preceding him in death were four brothers, Raymond E. Reed, James J. Reed, Harry N. Reed and John M. Reed Jr.

"Reed was an Army veteran and a member of the Disabled American Veterans. He was self-employed in concrete construction for 25 years, and retired from the Rockingham Cable Co.

"Surviving are his wife, Irene Turman Reed of the home; two daughters, Donna R. Rakes of Bassett and Valerie R. Haynes of Ridgeway; two sons, Robert L. Reed Jr. of Fork Mountain and Norman E. Reed of Martinsville; one sister, Catherine Lewis of Lexington, N.C.; three brothers, William "Bill" Reed of Virginia Beach, R. Norman Reed of Chesapeake and Donald R. Reed of Munford, Ala.; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

"The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Friendly Christian Church with Minister Don Forrester officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

"The family will receive friends at Norris Funeral Services from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today, and other times at the home on Evergreen Drive, Spencer.

"Memorials may be made to the Friendly Christian Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 192, Spencer, Va. 24165, or the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 551, Martinsville, Va. 24114."


Irene Isabelle Turman

1. Martinsville, VA; Marriage License #21547; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Robert Lee Reed; age 25; born in Crumpler, WV; single; salesman for Tom Houston; living at Dye
Plant Road, Martinsville, VA; son of John Marion and Virginia Blanche (Orander) Reed; married on
14 Aug 1948 in Martinsville, VA; Irene Isabelle Truman; age 18; born in Carroll Co, VA; single; clerk
for J.C. Penny Co; living at Ranson Rd, Martinsville, VA; daughter of Samuel Lee and Valeria Nevada
(Rorrer) Truman.


Wayne Blankenship

1. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Clear Fork District, taken on 23 Apr 1910, Page 240B, Family #81.
Listed as Wayne Blankenship, age 5, born in WV, in household of father, Blackburn D. Blankenship.
2. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Clear Fork District, taken on 30/31 Jan 1920, Page 213B,
Family #156.
Listed as Waine Blankenship, age 14, born in WV, in household of father, Blackburn D. Blankenship.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1929); Page 88; WV Archives Web Site.
Wayne Blankenship; age 24; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Clearfork, WV; son of B.D.
Blankenship; married on 6 Sep 1929 at Guyan, WV; Gracie Maynor; age 19; born in Wyoming Co,
WV; living at Guyan, WV; daughter of Birtie Maynor.
4. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1935); Page 481; WV Archives Web Site.
Wayne Blankenship; age 32; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Clear Fork, WV; son of Black and
Mary (sic, Sarah) Blankenship; married on 2 Feb 1935 at Jesse, WV; Vallie Stewart; age 42; born in
Wyoming Co, WV; living at Jesse, WV; daughter of Thompson and Telia Walker.
5. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Wayne Blankenship; aborn on 28 Dec 1905; died in Sep 1976; last residence, Matheny, Wyoming
Co, WV; SS # 235-10-3475; card issued in WV before 1951.


Vallie Walker

1. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Oceana District, Family #120.
Listed as Valley Walker, no age given, in household of father, Thompson Walker.
2. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 5 May 1910, Page 275A, Family #255.
Listed as Vallie Walker, age 17, born in WV, in household of father, Thompson L. Walker.
3. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 8 Jan 1920, Page 228A, Family #75.
Listed as Vallie Stewart, age 27, born in WV, in hosuehold of husband, Ash Prince Stewart.
4. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 22 Apr 1930, Page 200A, Family #249.
Listed as Vallie Stewart, age 38, born in WV, married at 19, in household of husband, Ash Prince
Stewart.
5. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1935); Page 481; WV Archives Web Site.
Wayne Blankenship; age 32; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Clear Fork, WV; son of Black and
Mary (sic, Sarah) Blankenship; married on 2 Feb 1935 at Jesse, WV; Vallie Stewart; age 42; born in
Wyoming Co, WV; living at Jesse, WV; daughter of Thompson and Telia Walker.
6. Wyoming Co, WV Obits; Genealogy Trails; transcribed by Candace Robinson.
"Blankenship, Vallie, 82, Matheny, died Friday in a Beckley hospital at approximately 2 p.m. after a long illness. She was a daughter of the late Thompson and Markilla Walker. Survivors include her husband, Wayne Blankenship; two sons, Dennis and Forrest, both of Matheny; a daughter, Mrs. Nita Browning, Lyburn; a brother, Elsie Walker, and a sister, Mrs. Velma Brooks, both of Oceana; 19 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Born Sept.3, 1892, she was a lifelong resident of Matheny, and a member of the Matheny Methodist Church. Burial will be in Stewart Cemetery, Matheny.
[Beckley Post-Herald (no known date other than 1974)] "


Harlan Thurman "Harry" Atwell Sr

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1944); Page 130; WV Archives Web Site.
Harlan Atwell; age 23; born in Harkin, VA; single; living at Welch, WV; married on 17 Mar 1944 in
Welch, WV; Zelma Mullins; age 21; born in Kanawha Co, WV; single; living in Welch, WV.
2. Tazewell Co, VA; Marriage License #82-006756; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Harlan Thurman Atwell; age 61; born 26 May 1920 in WV, divorced; this is his 4th marriage; last
marriage ended 19 Feb 1980; 9th grade education; living at Box 141, Bishop, Tazewell Co, VA;
son of Frank Lawrence and Nannie Ethel (Harmon) Atwell; married on 12 Feb 1982 at Tazewell, VA;
Alice Mae Hagerman; age 51; born 11 May 1930 in WV; divorced; this is her 3rd marriage; last
marriage ended 19 Feb 1980; 6th grade education; living at box 141, Bishop, VA; daughter of
Isham James and Sytha Jane (Rowe) Hagerman.
3. Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Harlan T Atwell
Gender: Male
Race: White
Divorce Age: 60
Birth Date: 26 May 1920
Marriage Date: 8 Jun 1963
Divorce Date: 19 Feb 1981
Divorce Place: Tazewell, Virginia, USA
Spouse: Alice Hagerman
Number of Children: 0"
4. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Harlan T. Atwell
Last Residence:
24604 Bishop, Tazewell, Virginia, USA
BORN: 26 May 1920
Died: 20 May 2007
State (Year) SSN issued: West Virginia (Before 1951)"
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by bur3bet; 15 Jun 2015.
" Harlan Thurman “Harry” Atwell
Birth 26 May 1920
Bartley, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 20 May 2007 (aged 86)
Bishop, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA
Burial
Roselawn Memorial Gardens
Princeton, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA "


Zelma Mullins

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1944); Page 130; WV Archives Web Site.
Harlan Atwell; age 23; born in Harkin, VA; single; living at Welch, WV; married on 17 Mar 1944 in
Welch, WV; Zelma Mullins; age 21; born in Kanawha Co, WV; single; living in Welch, WV.


Buril Thomas Lowe

1. Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #33524; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Buril Thomas Lowe; age 21; born in Tazewell Co, VA; single; miner; living at Bradshaw, WV; son of
Newt C. and Pliney (Dawson) Lowe; maried on 5 Nov 1960 in Lebanon, VA; Ira Ruby Atwell; age 26;
born in Bradshaw, WV; single; living in Raven, VA; daughter of Sampy Dewey and Ren (Short) Atwell.


Ira Ruby Atwell

1. Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #33524; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Buril Thomas Lowe; age 21; born in Tazewell Co, VA; single; miner; living at Bradshaw, WV; son of
Newt C. and Pliney (Dawson) Lowe; maried on 5 Nov 1960 in Lebanon, VA; Ira Ruby Atwell; age 26;
born in Bradshaw, WV; single; living in Raven, VA; daughter of Sampy Dewey and Ren (Short) Atwell.
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007: Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Ira Ruby Atwell
[Ira Ruby Lowe]
[Ira Lowe]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 15 Aug 1934
Birth Place: Bradshaw Mcd, West Virginia
Death Date: 21 Jan 2004
Father: Sampy D Atwell
Mother: Rena Short
SSN: 227443236
Notes: Jan 1953: Name listed as IRA RUBY ATWELL; Nov 1971:
Name listed as IRA RUBY LOWE; 05 Feb 2004: Name listed as IRA R LOWE"
3. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Ira R. Lowe
SSN: 227-44-3236
Last Residence:
24817 Bradshaw, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
BORN: 15 Aug 1934
Died: 21 Jan 2004
State (Year) SSN issued: Virginia (1952)"
4. Name: Ira Ruby Lowe
Death Date: 21 Jan 2004
Death Place: Buchanan, Virginia, USA"


Keva Gaddis

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom
Hatcher and Sandra Long; "The Gaddis Family"; Article; Page 147; submitted by Dana Gaddis,
Coalwood, WV 24824.


Barbara A. Stafford

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Johnnycake; E.D. 24-57; taken on 18 Apr 1940;
Page 1104B; Image 44 of 74; Household #375.
Listed as Barbara A. Stafford; age 6; born in WV; no education; attending school; lived in same
house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Okey Stafford.