McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Walter David Shreve

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1926); Page 227; WV Archives Web Site.
W.D. Shreve; age 44; born in Tazewell Co, VA; widowed; miner; living at Krolitz, WV; son of
John and Elizabeth; married on 21 Aug 1925 at Avondale, WV; Sarah Smith; age 44; born
in McDowell Co, WV; widow; daughter of Crockett and Jeanette.
2. McDowell Co, WV; WW II Draft Registration Card #U-318; 27 Apr 1942; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Walter David Shreve; age 58; born 25 Oct 1883 in Tazewell Co, VA; merchant; self employed;
living at Avondale, WV; person who will always know address, Mrs. Sarah Shreve, wife, Avondale,
WV; 6'1" tall; 140 lbs; gray eyes; brown hair; light complexion.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Death Registry; Sandy River District; Page 472; WV Archives Web Site.
Walter David Shreve; age 59; born in Tazewell Co, VA; married; retired merchant; son of John and
Lizzie (_______) Shreve; died 8 Nov 1942 due to kidney disease.
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 26 Feb 2014.
Walter David Shreve; born in 1883; died in 1942; buried here; grave marker photo shown.


Sarah Bailey

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1903); Page 238; WV Archives Web Site.
Avery Smith; age 21; born in Scott Co, VA; single; laborer; living at Panther, WV; son of Frank and
Maggie; married on 5 May 1903 at Trap Fork School House, Panther, WV; Sarah Bailey; age 22;
born in McDowell Co, WV; daughter of Crockett and Jeanette.
2. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV, compiled by William A. Marsh, Vol 9, page 759.
Sandy River Township, page 016.
Listed as Sarah Bailey, age 3, in household of father, Crockett Bailey.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'60 006990; WV Archives Web Site.
Sarah Shreve; age 83; born 5 Jul 1876 in WV; widow; housekeeper; living in Iaeger, WV; daughter
of Crockett and Jeanette Bailey; died 2 May 1960 at Iaeger, WV; due to senility; buried 4 May 1960
in Whitt Cemetery, Panther, WV; informant, Susie Dale, Iaeger, WV.


James Brady Walls

1. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: James Brady Walls
Race: White
Age: 19
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Date: 31 Aug 1922
Birth Place: Welch, West Virginia, USA
Residence Place: Roderfield, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 30 Jun 1942
Registration Place: Roderfield, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Employer: Center Chevrolet Sales
Weight: 170
Complexion: Light
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Height: 6 1
Next of Kin: James C Walls
Household Members:
Name Relationship
James Brady Walls Self (Head)"
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
James Brady; 3 Aug 2013.
James B. Walls; born in 1923; died 2 Aug 2013 in Wythe Co, VA; buried here; no grave marker photo
shown; obit posted.
"James B. Walls, age 90, of Wytheville, passed away Friday, August 2, 2013.

"He was the son of the late James Calvin & Laura Lockhart Walls. Jim served four years in the U.S. Navy during WWII, before returning to Roderfield, WV to marry Dorothy Powell, the mother of his 6 children.

"During his children's growing years, he served as PTA president for 7 years and a Scout Master for over 20 years. He worked as an electrical engineer with U.S. Steel for 35 years. He lost Dorothy in 1982 and was preceded in death by a son Kenny Walls.

"In 1997, he married Gay Ray and they moved to Max Meadows, Va. where he was a member of Max Meadows United Methodist Church.

"He is survived by his Wife, Gay Ray Walls. Sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Misty Walls, Morris Calvin and Marsha Walls, Jerry and Fay Walls. Daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Sam Greathead, Missy and Preston Cipriani. Grandchildren, Tony, Cana, Cris, James, Donna, Deana, Chuckie, Ashley, Austin, Breanna, Talor, and Tyler. Nine great-grandchildren also survive.

"Memorial Graveside service will be Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 2 P.M. in the Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, West Virginia...."


Dorothy Marian Powell

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 14 Apr 1930; Page 258B; Image
36 of 51; Family #313/318.
Listed as Dorothy Powell; age 1 yr, 10 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Newton C. Powell.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Iaeger; E.D. 24-56; taken on 4 Apr 1940;
Page 19(?)72A; Image 7 of 28; Household #58.
Listed as Dorothy Powell; age 11; born in WV; 6th grade education; lived at same place on 1
Apr 1935; in household of father, Newton C. Powell.


Joseph Ervin Smith

1.1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Leckie; E.D. 24-11; taken 20/22 Apr 1940; Page
214A; Image 45 of 59; Household #399.
Listed as Joe Smith; age 2; born in WV; in household of father, James E. Smith.
2. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Joseph E Smith
Birth Date: 5 Apr 1938
Phone Number: 272-8416
Address: 222 Robinhood Rd # R4, Havre DE Grace, MD, 21078-1908 (1993)"
3. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Joseph Smith
Event Date 11 Dec 2007
Event Place Havre De Grace, Maryland, United States
Address Havre De Grace, Maryland 21078
Possible Relatives Norma J Smith
Affiliate Identifier 1344926765"
4. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Joseph Ervin Smith
[Joseph E Smith]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 5 Apr 1938
Birth Place: Leckie McDow, West Virginia
[Leckie, West Virginia]
Death Date: 20 Nov 1990
Father: James E Smith
Mother: Estelle L Hicks
SSN: 236605546
Notes: Jan 1956: Name listed as JOSEPH ERVIN SMITH;
03 Jun 1993: Name listed as JOSEPH E SMITH"


Norma J.

1. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Norma J Smith
Event Date 11 Dec 2007
Event Place Havre De Grace, Maryland, United States
Address Havre De Grace, Maryland 21078
Possible Relatives Joseph Smith
Affiliate Identifier 1344926771"


King Blankenship Jr

1. Buchanan Co, VA Marriage Certificate #5109; VA Marriage Records, 1936-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
King Blankenship; age 26; born in Buchanan Co, VA; never married;; farmer; son of King and Rebecca
Blankenship, Sr; living at Blackey, VA; married on 17 Mar 1938 at Grundy, VA; Sarah Mae Blankenship;
age 22; born in Buchanan Co, VA; never married; living at Blackey, VA; daughter of Melvin and Rachel
(Stacy) Blankenship.


Sarah Mae Blankenship

1. 1920 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Rock Lick District; Blackey; taken on 7 Jan 1920; Page 137A; Image
17 of 60; Family #39/148.
Listed as Sarah Blankenship; age 4; born in VA; in household of father, Melvin L. Blankenship.
2. 1930 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Knox Creek District; Blackey; taken on 7 Apr 1930; Page 128A; Image
7 of 28; Family #49/49.
Listed as Sarah Blankenship; age 14; born in VA; house work; in household of father, Melvin L. Blankenship.
3. Buchanan Co, VA Marriage Certificate #5109; VA Marriage Records, 1936-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
King Blankenship; age 26; born in Buchanan Co, VA; never married;; farmer; son of King and Rebecca
Blankenship, Sr; living at Blackey, VA; married on 17 Mar 1938 at Grundy, VA; Sarah Mae Blankenship;
age 22; born in Buchanan Co, VA; never married; living at Blackey, VA; daughter of Melvin and Rachel
(Stacy) Blankenship.
4. 1940 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Knox District; Road 652; E.D. 14-10; taken on 21 May 1940; Page 331B;
Image 38 of 50; Household #281.
Listed as Sarah Blankenship; age 24; born in VA; married; 7th grade education; lived in same house on 1 Apr 1935; in
household of father, Melvin L. Blankenship.
5. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Sarah Blankenship Dotson
[Sarah Dotson]
[Sarah Blankenship Blankenship]
SSN: 229400805
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 1 Mar 1916
Birth Place: Blackey Buch, Virginia
Father Name: Melvin Blankenship
Mother Name: Rachel Stacy
Death Date: 2 Mar 1994
Type of Claim: Original SSN.
Notes: Feb 1952: Name listed as SARAH BLANKENSHIP DOTSON; 29 Mar 1994: Name listed as SARAH DOTSON..."


Geraldine Blankenship

1. 1940 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Knox District; Road 652; E.D. 14-10; taken on 21 May 1940; Page 331B;
Image 38 of 50; Household #281.
Listed as Geraldine Blankenship; age 4; born in VA; in household of grandfather, Melvin L. Blankenship,
with mother.


Mack Blankenship

1. 1940 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Knox District; Road 652; E.D. 14-10; taken on 21 May 1940; Page 331B;
Image 38 of 50; Household #281.
Listed as Mack Blankenship; age 1; born in VA; in household of grandfather, Melvin L. Blankenship,
with mother.


Joseph Henry Hill

1. Tankersley Funeral Home; Mullens, WV; Posted Obit.
"Joseph Henry Hill, 91, of Mullens, passed away on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley surrounded by his family following a short illness.

"Born September 15, 1927 at Keyrock, he was the son of the late Rev. E.I. and Lucinda (Jackson) Hill.

"Joe had been a resident of Mullens since 1949, he was a member of the Mullens United Methodist Church, and the Mullens Masonic Lodge A. F. & A.M. He attended barber school in Cincinnati, Ohio and had been a barber in Mullens since 1949. He was a U. S. Army Veteran having served during the Korean Conflict and in his leisure, he was an avid WVU fan, golfer, and loved spending time with his family.

"Joe enjoyed a long and productive life, passing away before his 92nd birthday, and worked fulltime as a barber until his illness about four weeks ago.

"In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Shutt Hill; five sisters; and seven brothers. Joe was the last survivor of his immediate family.

"Those left to cherish his memory include two daughters, Debbie Greear and her husband, Ken of Charleston and Kim Hill of Beaver; two grandsons, Steve Greear and his wife, Sarah of Columbus, OH and Chris Greear and his wife, Donna of Charleston; one granddaughter, Jaime Miller and her husband, Wayne of Lake Norman, NC; three great grandsons, Preston, Peyton, and Ian; and three great granddaughters, Reagan, Zoe, and Josie.

"The Hill family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the staff of Bowers Hospice House. These friends are angels providing love and care and we are forever thankful to have had them in our lives.

"Committal services and entombment will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Beckley with Rev. Doc Adkins officiating and a eulogy by Joe’s grandson, Steve.

"For those attending the committal service, they are asked to meet at the mausoleum.

'Friends may call from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.

"In lieu of flowers, contributions of sympathy may be made to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801 or online donations at www.hospiceofsouthernwv.com.

"Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tankersleyfh.com.

"The family of Joe Hill is being cared for by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens."


Virginia Genadopoulos

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Anawalt; E.D. 24-9; taken 6 Apr 1940; Page 160A;
Listed as Virginia Genadopoulos; age 11; born in WV; single; 5th grade education; lived in same
house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, John Genadopoulos.
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Virginia Genadopoulos
[Virginia Douris]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 18 Aug 1928
Birth Place: Gary McDowel, West Virginia
Death Date: 16 May 2003
Father: John Genadopoulos
Mother: Aphrodite Troulakis
SSN: 234408674
Notes: May 1944: Name listed as VIRGINIA GENADOPOULOS;
Mar 1962: Name listed as VIRGINIA DOURIS"
3. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Virginia Douris
SSN: 234-40-8674
Last Residence:
08690 Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA
Born: 18 Aug 1928
Last Benefit: 08690, Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States of America
Died: 16 May 2003
State (Year) SSN issued: West Virginia (Before 1951)"
4. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom
Hatcher and Sandra Long; "John Genadopoulos"; Article; Page 150; submitted by Markella Balasis
Gianato, PO Box 205, Kimball, WV 24853.


John Balasis

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; McDowell County Historical Society;
1995; "Adamantious Balasis" Article; Page 95; submitted by Markella Balasis Gianato; PO Box 205,
Kimball, WV 24853.