McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Michael Steele

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; "Delmar Steele, Miner"; Article;
Page 243; submitted by Alma Sue Riffe, Premier, WV 24876.
2. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; "Michael and Katrina Steele" Article; Page 245; submitted by Mike and Katrina
Steel, 35 Berwind Lane, Welch, WV 24801.
3. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; "Dwaine and Lisa Steele Workman"; Article; Page 258; submitted by Lisa Steele
Workman, Rt3, Box 202-E, Vinton, VA 24179.


Katrina Cooper

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; "Michael and Katrina Steele" Article; Page 245; submitted by Mike and Katrina
Steel, 35 Berwind Lane, Welch, WV 24801.


Richard Ray Steele

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; "Michael and Katrina Steele" Article; Page 245; submitted by Mike and Katrina
Steel, 35 Berwind Lane, Welch, WV 24801.


Marissa Starr Steele

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; "Michael and Katrina Steele" Article; Page 245; submitted by Mike and Katrina
Steel, 35 Berwind Lane, Welch, WV 24801.


Charles Edward Owens

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1961); Page 338; WV Archives Website.
Charles Edward Owens; age 23; born in Bogalusa, LA; single; colored; living at 2359 North 12th St,
Milwaukee, WS; married on 23 Sep 1961 at Keystone, WV; Celestial Hamilton Calhoun; age 21
born in Kimbal, WV; single; colored; living at Keystone, WV.


Celestial Hamilton Calhoun

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1961); Page 338; WV Archives Website.
Charles Edward Owens; age 23; born in Bogalusa, LA; single; colored; living at 2359 North 12th St,
Milwaukee, WS; married on 23 Sep 1961 at Keystone, WV; Celestial Hamilton Calhoun; age 21
born in Kimbal, WV; single; colored; living at Keystone, WV.


Allen L. Calhoun

1. "Welch and Its People"; "Stewart Allen Calhoun"; Article; Rose Marino; 1985; Page 11.


Celestial Hamilton

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1947); Page 37; WV Archives Website.
Stewart A. Calhoun; age 50; born and living in Keystone, WV; widowed; colored; married on 23 Dec
1947 at Maybeury, WV; Celestial H. King; age 34; born in Kyle, WV; divorced; colored; living at
Maybeury, WV.
2. "Welch and Its People"; "R.E. Black"; Article; Rose Marino; 1985; Page 8.


Stewart Allen Calhoun

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1918); Page 192; WV Archives Website.
S. A. Calhoun; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; bookkeeper; black; living at Keystone, WV; son of
A.S. and Queen; married on 10 Apr 1918 in Welch, WV; Goldy L. Hargas; age 18; born in Tazewell
Co, VA; single; black; daughter of James and Carrie.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1947); Page 37; WV Archives Website.
Stewart A. Calhoun; age 50; born and living in Keystone, WV; widowed; colored; married on 23 Dec
1947 at Maybeury, WV; Celestial H. King; age 34; born in Kyle, WV; divorced; colored; living at
Maybeury, WV.
3. World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Stewart Allen Calhoun
Race: Black
Age: 44
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Date: 2 Aug 1897
Birth Place: Keystone, West Virginia, USA
Residence Place: Keystone, McDowell, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 16 Feb 1942
Registration Place: Keystone, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Employer: Self
Height: 5 4
Weight: 182
Complexion: Light Brown
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Next of Kin: Goldie Calhoun
Household Members Age Relationship
Stewart Allen Calhoun 45 Self (Head)"
4. "Welch and Its People"; "Stewart Allen Calhoun"; Article; Rose Marino; 1985; Page 11.
"CALHOUN, STEWART A. He was born in August 1897 in Keystone the son of Allen Calhoun. His father had built a home in Keystone and held excessive real estate there.

"Stewart attended West Virginia Teachers College, Bluefield State Teachers College and received his law degree from Howard University Law School, Washington, DC.

"In the late 1920's he served two terms as Keystone City Attorney and in 1930 was elected to the West Virginia Hou·se of Delegates for two successive terms.

"From 1925 to 1965 he practiced law in Keystone. January 1943 he was named assist~nt prosecuting attorney under Judge Jack A; Marinari. He served thirty two years.

"He married Goldie Oliver of Welch. She died October 31, 1944.

"1965 he was a member of the Democratic state executive committee. He was an active member of the Elks Lodge, past exalted ruler-of the Keystone local lodge, a member of the West Virginia and McDowell bar associations, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and the Mount Chapel Baptist Church of Keystone.

"His second wife was named Celestial. His children were Harold 0., Chicago, IL; Allen D., New York; Mrs. Celestial Owens, Wheeling and Mrs; Carole Harris,-Charleston. His sister was Mrs. Thelma Perkins, New York and his brothers Burnice, Bluefield, VA and Alfred, Detroit, MI.

"He died Friday November 19, 1965 in Harold's home in Chicago while attending the funeral of his sister, Mrs. Ola Hammond. He was buried at Maple Wood Cemetery, Tazewell, VA.

"In 1974 his name was placed on a plaque honoring noted Welch attorneys. She resides in Keystone.

"Son Harold was born in Keystone and graquated from Kimball High School. He received his B.A. ?egree fro!11 Ohio University, Athens, OH and 1n 1950 his law degree from Howard University, Washington, DC.

"January 1,1955 to June 1, 1957 he was a member of the legal ·division of the state workmen's compensatiqn department. He served as legal ·technician. and trial examiner .

June 1957 he opened a·Iaw office in the Vicks building in: Welch.· He later moved to Chicago, IL where he is special council and trial attorney for the US Department of Justice Immigration and Naturalization Service.

"His son Walter .S.tewart·was born in 1958 at Stevens Clinic Hospital in Welch. He attended New Trier High school, Wesleyan College, Middletown CT· and in June 1983 graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Ml.

"July 1983 he took his Illinois bar examination. He is an associate member of the Chicago law firm of Jacobs, Williams and Montgomery. They specialize in insurance law.

"November 4, 1984 daughter Celestial married Deacon Samuel L. Johnson of Kimball. She was given in marriage by her daughters Carole Ferrell and Celestial Pegram, both of Charleston. His brother James R. Johnson, Bluefield, was best man Thev reside in Kevstone."


Goldie L. Hargus

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1918); Page 192; WV Archives Website.
S. A. Calhoun; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; bookkeeper; black; living at Keystone, WV; son of
A.S. and Queen; married on 10 Apr 1918 in Welch, WV; Goldy L. Hargas; age 18; born in Tazewell
Co, VA; single; black; daughter of James and Carrie.
2. "Welch and Its People"; "Stewart Allen Calhoun"; Article; Rose Marino; 1985; Page 11.


John Quincy Adams

1. www.wvgenweb.org; McDowell County, WV Photo Album; Photo of John Quincy Adams.
"This is my grandfather John Quincy Adams of Wilcoe, McDowell Co. Wv . He worked in the Gary #2 Coalmine He is pictured here with his invention, this photo is said to be in the newspaper (I am assuming Welch Daily News) He received $500.00 for this invention. I have no idea what it is called-if anyone viewing this photo knows what it is called please email me at......"