McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Richmond Richard Riggs

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; taken on 24 May 1910; Page 31B; Image 32 of 45;
Family #295/295.
Listed as Richmond Riggs; age 6; born in VA; in household of father, Charles C. Riggs.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Gary; taken on 30 Jan 1920; Page 193A; Image 41
of 70; Family #367/401.
Listed as Richmond Riggs; age 15; born in VA; in household of father, Charles C. Riggs.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Gary; taken on 6 Apr 1930; Page 24A; Image 21 of 60;
Family #182/189.
Listed as Richard Riggs; age 25; born in VA; single; assistant druggist in drug store; in household of
father, Charles C. Riggs.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1933); Page 395; WV Archives Web Site.
Richmond Riggs; age 27; born in Scott Co, VA; single; assistant chemist; living at Gary, WV;
son of Charles and Elizabeth; married on 1 Sep 1933 at Northfork, WV; Dorothy E. Hagy; age
23; born in Mingo, Co, WV; single; living at Williamson, WV; daughter of Taze and Effie.


Dorothy E. Hagy

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1933); Page 395; WV Archives Web Site.
Richmond Riggs; age 27; born in Scott Co, VA; single; assistant chemist; living at Gary, WV;
son of Charles and Elizabeth; married on 1 Sep 1933 at Northfork, WV; Dorothy E. Hagy; age
23; born in Mingo, Co, WV; single; living at Williamson, WV; daughter of Taze and Effie.


Virgil E. Kennedy

1. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Virgil J Kenneda
Also Known As Virgil E Kennedy
2nd Also Known As Name Virgil J Kennedy
Residence Date 01 Feb 2002
Residence Place Princeton, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 10 Sep 1941
Address Princeton, West Virginia 24740
Address Date 01 Feb 2002
2nd Address Lewisburg, West Virginia 24901
2nd Address Date 01 May 1998
3rd Address Princeton, West Virginia 24740
3rd Address Date 01 Aug 1995-01 Jun 2002
4th Address Princeton, West Virginia 24740
4th Address Date 01 Dec 1992-01 Apr 1996
Possible Relatives David F Kennedy, Melissa Fay Kenneda, Patricia Ann Kennedy
Record Number 171265879"
2. "Bluefield Daily Telegraph"; Bluefiled, WV; Wednesday, 25 Nov 2009; Newspaper Obit.

"SPEEDWAY — Mr. Virgil E. Kennedy, 68, of Brush Creek Falls Road, (Speedway) Princeton, died Sunday evening, November 22, 2009 at CAMC, Charleston.


"Born September 10, 1941, at Litwar, he was the son of Louise Collins Kennedy Butler of Cleveland, Ohio and the late Charlie Kennedy.


"Virgil was a graduate of Iaeger High School. Virgil was well known in McDowell County, serving as a Deputy Sheriff for many years. He was the former owner of the Iaeger Construction Company. While living in Iaeger, he had served as President of the Iaeger Rotary Club, and was a member of the Iaeger AF & AM Masonic Lodge. Upon moving to the Bent Mountain and Speedway area more than 20 years ago, he was the owner/operator of the Speedway Country Store. Virgil was active in the community. He was a member of the Mt. Jackson Baptist Church in Athens, the Concord Masonic Lodge # 112 of Athens and the Beni Kedem Shriner Lodge in Charleston. Virgil had a great love for antiques, whether it is furniture, knives, musical instruments. He truly was an avid collector. Virgil will be remembered for his love of people, especially the children in the Speedway area, and his love for making music with his friends.


"In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Memory "Hank" Kennedy.
Survivors include his loving and devoted wife of 38 years, Patricia Monk Kennedy; daughters, Earnestine Battlo and husband Tom of Princeton, Trease Wager and husband Walt of Bristol, Tenn.; sons, Virgil E. Kennedy, II of Charlotte, N.C., Michael Kennedy and wife Dana of Covington, Va., David F. Kennedy and wife Beth, USAF Ramstein, Germany, Clifford J. Kennedy and wife Kelli of Proctorville, Ohio; five grandsons, C. J., Dalton, Christopher, Brian and Michael; three granddaughters, Stephanie, Amanda and Crystal; two great-granddaughters; and two great-grandsons.


"On Saturday, November 28, 2009 at 2:00 p.m., we will celebrate the life of Virgil Kennedy from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor Gene Harman officiating. Entombment will follow in the Woodlawn Mausoleum, Bluewell...."


Patricia Ann Monk

1. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Patricia Ann Kennedy
Also Known As Patricia M Kennedy
Residence Date 01 Oct 1999-01 Jun 2002
Residence Place Princeton, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 09 Dec 1943
Address Princeton, West Virginia 24740
Address Date 01 Oct 1999-01 Jun 2002
2nd Address Lerona, West Virginia 25971
2nd Address Date 01 Dec 1993-13 Jul 2001
3rd Address Princeton, West Virginia 24740
3rd Address Date 01 Jul 1989
Possible Relatives David F Kennedy, Virgil E Kennedy Ii
Record Number 369470829"


Michael Richard Bevill

1. Dickenson Co, VA; Marriage License #83-025123; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Michael Richard Bevill; age 20; born 23 Aug 1962 in WV; this is his 1st marriage; 12th grade
education living at Box 63, Avondale, WV; son of Ed and Delores (Turpin) Bevill; married on 27 Jun
1983 in Clintwood, VA; Mable Elizabeth Stanley; age 14; born 3 Nov 1968 in IL; this is her 1st
marriage; 8th grade education; living at Box 533, Bradshaw, WV; daughter of Forrest and Joyce
(Mullins) Stanley.


Mable Elizabeth "Beth" Stanley

1. Dickenson Co, VA; Marriage License #83-025123; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Michael Richard Bevill; age 20; born 23 Aug 1962 in WV; this is his 1st marriage; 12th grade
education living at Box 63, Avondale, WV; son of Ed and Delores (Turpin) Bevill; married on 27 Jun
1983 in Clintwood, VA; Mable Elizabeth Stanley; age 14; born 3 Nov 1968 in IL; this is her 1st
marriage; 8th grade education; living at Box 533, Bradshaw, WV; daughter of Forrest and Joyce
(Mullins) Stanley.


Henry Cecil Lester Sr.

1. Raleigh Co, WV; Death Certificate #'64 004283; WV Archives Web Site.
Henry Cecil Lester; age 38; born 1 Apr 1925 in WV; married; barber; SS#236-28-9422;
living at 304 Hendrick St, Beckley, WV; son of Lewis and Ida (Hensley) Lester; died 29
Feb 1964 in Beckley Memorial Hospital, Beckley, WV; due to uremia; caused by diabetes
mellitis; buried 4 Mar 1964 in Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, WV; informant
Violet Lester, Beckley, WV.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 20 Dec 2013.
Henry Cecil Lester, Sr; born in 1935; died in 1964; buried here; double headstone photo show with
blank.


Violet Lillian Cronce

1. Giles Co, VA; Marriage License #69 027469; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Carlos Dale Lefler; age 44; born 24 Jul 1924 in WV; divorced; this was his fourth marriage;
4 yrs HS education; living at Corinne, Wyoming Co, WV; son of Ernest Boyd and Elora
(Shrewsbury) Lefler; married on 9 Jul 1969 at Pearisburg, VA; Violet Lillian Lester; maiden
name Cronce; age 44; born 24 Dec 1924 in NJ; widow; this was her second marriage; 2 yrs
HS education; living at 1028 Woodlawn Ave, Beckley, WV; daughter of George and Gertrude
(Gilbert Thompson) Cronce.


Andrew Saffron

1. Halifax Co, VA; Marriage License #21718; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Andrew Saffron; age 22; born in Elkhorn, WV; single; working in auto industry; living at Elbert, WV;
son of Poffron and pearl (Tretack) Shaffron; married on 8 Jun 1946 in Halifax Co, VA; Evelyn Trent
Walker; age 23; born in Halifax Co, VA; living in Harmony, VA; daughter of John Lamberth and
Maude (Jackson) Walker.


Evelyn Trent Walker

1. Halifax Co, VA; Marriage License #21718; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Andrew Saffron; age 22; born in Elkhorn, WV; single; working in auto industry; living at Elbert, WV;
son of Poffron and pearl (Tretack) Shaffron; married on 8 Jun 1946 in Halifax Co, VA; Evelyn Trent
Walker; age 23; born in Halifax Co, VA; living in Harmony, VA; daughter of John Lamberth and
Maude (Jackson) Walker.
2. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Evelyn Trent Walker Shaffron, 94, a resident of Angel Avenue Assisted Living in Teays Valley, WV, formerly of Gary, WV, passed away February 21. Fondly known as Trent, she was born May 30, 1923, in Harmony, VA, the daughter of John L. and Maude Jackson Walker, who preceded her in death. She grew up in Alton, VA, was educated in the local Halifax County schools and was a 1940 graduate of Turbeville High School. With her father’s encouragement to study music, after high school she enrolled in the St. Louis Institute of Music in St. Louis, MO, and studied piano with such eminent teachers as John Williams, John Thompson and John Schaum. In 1943, she received an elementary teacher’s certificate to teach piano and located to McDowell County, WV, to begin her music career. She soon had organized piano classes at Gary High School and Wilcoe Elementary School and met the love of her life, Andrew (Andy) Shaffron of Elbert. After he returned from service in the U.S. Marine Corps in World War II, they were wed on June 8, 1946, in South Boston, VA. They were married for 52 years when Andy died in 1998 and resided with their family in Gary throughout their marriage. Trent relocated to Teays Valley in 2010. Her triple lifestyle of homemaker, teacher and community leader evolved in Gary. She had a special talent for combining the things she loved and cherished – home and children, music, church, and country – and attributed her success in life to prayer and Divine guidance, leading her to give of herself, her time and talents for the benefit of others. Trent enjoyed an over 60-year career as a private piano teacher and accompanist. She spoke proudly of her students, many of whom over the years pursued careers in music. When she wasn’t playing the piano herself, she enjoyed listening to classical and popular music. With her husband’s service as a war veteran and his involvement in the American Legion, Trent became active in the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Unit 38 of Gary and her life’s work embodied its motto – service not self – as well as the motto of the American Legion – for God and country. Her leadership spanned service as the president of the Gary unit for many terms; both president and vice president of the Fifth District of the ALA, serving southern West Virginia, and chairperson of all the major committee programs of the West Virginia Department of the ALA. Among her most rewarding experiences with the ALA were serving as chaplain of the West Virginia Department, arranging the annual Poppy Day sales, and organizing visits to and parties for veterans at the Beckley VA Medical Center. As an advocate for good citizenship and patriotism, she worked with high schools to nominate students to attend the annual West Virginia Girls State held at Jackson’s Mill and was honored to serve as a counselor there. She was a long-time member of Gary United Methodist Church and became enmeshed in its work. She and her husband believed that raising their five children with a firm foundation in Christian faith was one of their most important duties as parents. Over the years Trent was a leader and participant in practically every phase of church life from president of the United Methodist Women, circle leader, Bible study leader, committee chairperson, and Sunday School teacher. She also served as church organist, accompanist for the adult Chancel Choir and director of the children’s Junior Choir. She was also active in the Chaminade Music Club in Welch, serving as president for several years, and was a member of the Fine Arts Association. Attributing her green thumb to her mother, who was known for her bountiful vegetable gardens and her display of houseplants, including violets, Trent was also active in the Gary Garden Club. She is survived by her five children: Janet Shaffron of Harwood, MD; Karen (Danny) Gilreath of Cross Lanes, WV; Debbie (Rich) Shellenback of Clifton Park, NY; Andrew (Ina) Shaffron Jr. of Kingsport, TN, and John (Belinda) Shaffron of Hurricane, WV. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren: Andrea Gilreath of Morgantown, WV; Christopher Gilreath and Kara Gilreath of Clarksburg, WV; Brian Shellenback, Emily Shellenback and Mary Shellenback of Clifton Park, NY; Leslie Shaffron of Morgantown, WV; Wesley Shaffron of Charlotte, NC; Keiren Shaffron of Hurricane, WV, and Erika Fletcher of Chesapeake, OH; great grandson Braxton Shaffron of Chapmanville, WV, and great granddaughter Halie Weberg of Cross Lanes, WV. She was preceded in death by grandson Jamie Shaffron. Trent is also survived by her sister June Walker Moore of Alton, VA, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers James O. Walker, Graham Walker and John Stanley Walker. The family will receive visitors on Saturday, March 3, at 11 a.m. at Fanning Funeral Home in Welch, WV, with a celebration of life service at 12:30 p.m. officiated by the Rev. Michael Atkinson, pastor of St. John United Methodist Church, Scott Depot, WV. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery in Bluewell. Pallbearers will be Rich Shellenback, Brian Shellenback, Christopher Gilreath, Wesley Shaffron, Nick Shaffron, and Joey Hornick. ..."