McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


James Edward Tackett

1. Henry Co, VA; Marriage License #87-048239; Ancestry.com Web Site.
James Edward Tackett; age 22; born 17 Aug 1965 in WV; single; this is his 1st marriage; 7th grade
education; living at Rt 6, Bassett, VA; son of Joseph Daniel and Martha Ann (Mullins) Tackett; married
on 14 Sep 1987 in Martinsville, VA; Crystal Lynn Dotson; age 19; born 22 May 1968 in WV; single;
this is her 1st marriage; 8th grade education; living at Rt 6, Bassett, VA; daughter of Raymond Roy
and Geneva Joyce (Sizemore) Dotson.


Crystal Lynn Dotson

1. Henry Co, VA; Marriage License #87-048239; Ancestry.com Web Site.
James Edward Tackett; age 22; born 17 Aug 1965 in WV; single; this is his 1st marriage; 7th grade
education; living at Rt 6, Bassett, VA; son of Joseph Daniel and Martha Ann (Mullins) Tackett; married
on 14 Sep 1987 in Martinsville, VA; Crystal Lynn Dotson; age 19; born 22 May 1968 in WV; single;
this is her 1st marriage; 8th grade education; living at Rt 6, Bassett, VA; daughter of Raymond Roy
and Geneva Joyce (Sizemore) Dotson.


Christopher L. Dotson

1. "The Welch News"; Welch, WV; Published Monday Evening, 19 Aug 2019; Page 8; Newspaper Obit
Services by Widner Funeral Home, Northfork, WV.


Stephanie R. Dotson

1. "The Welch News"; Welch, WV; Published Monday Evening, 19 Aug 2019; Page 8; Newspaper Obit
Services by Widner Funeral Home, Northfork, WV.


Roy Edgar Surratt

1. Bland Co, VA; Marriage License #32912; Ancestry.com Ceb Site.
Roy Edgar Surratt; age 27; born in Boom Furnace, VA; single; truck driver; living at Freeman, WV;
son of Arthur Lee and Lena Effie (Nixon) Suratt; married on 21 Sep 1946 in Bland Co, VA; Thelma
Louise Blankenship; age 21; born in Maitland, WV; single; living in Kimball, WV; daughter of William
Henry and Rinda Jane (Milam) Blankenship.


Thelma Louise Blankenship

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 23 Apr 1930; Page 117B;
Family #553/573.
Listed as Thelma Blankenship; age 4 mons; born in WV; in household of father, William H.
Blankenship.
2. Bland Co, VA; Marriage License #32912; Ancestry.com Ceb Site.
Roy Edgar Surratt; age 27; born in Boom Furnace, VA; single; truck driver; living at Freeman, WV;
son of Arthur Lee and Lena Effie (Nixon) Suratt; married on 21 Sep 1946 in Bland Co, VA; Thelma
Louise Blankenship; age 21; born in Maitland, WV; single; living in Kimball, WV; daughter of William
Henry and Rinda Jane (Milam) Blankenship.
3. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Thelma L Surratt
Birth Date: 20 Dec 1929
Phone Number: 858-1810
Address: 4911 Deeson Rd, Lakeland, FL, 33810-5866 (1993)"


Wilda Akers Rev

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1938); Page 336; WV Archives Web Site.
Wilda Akers; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; widowed; living at Kimball, WV; son of John and
Mary; married on 4 Mar 1938 in Pineville, WV; Catherine Curry; age 17; born in ___; single; living in
Otsego, WV; daughter of James Curry.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1941); Page 25; WV Archives Web Site.
Wilda Akers; age 21; born and living in Kimball, WV; divorced; married on 12 Apr 1941 in Welch, WV;
Stella Marie Blankenship; age 18; born in WV; single; living in Maitland, WV; with consent of Rinda
Blankenship, mother of Stella Marie Blankenship.
3. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Wilda Akers
Race: White
Age: 21
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Date: 10 Feb 1920
Birth Place: Kimball, West Virginia, USA
Residence Place: Kimball, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 1 Jul 1941
Registration Place: Kimball, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Employer: Koppers Coal Co
Weight: 155
Complexion: Light
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5 11
Next of Kin: John Akers
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Wilda Akers Self (Head)"
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site, submitted by B. Clark Weatherford; 25 Aug 2001.
"Rev Wilda Akers
Birth 10 Feb 1920
Death 24 Sep 2000 (aged 80)
Burial
Harnett Memorial Park •
Lillington, Harnett County, North Carolina, USA "

Inscription: "US Marine Corps"


Catherine Curry

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1938); Page 336; WV Archives Web Site.
Wilda Akers; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; widowed; living at Kimball, WV; son of John and
Mary; married on 4 Mar 1938 in Pineville, WV; Catherine Curry; age 17; born in ___; single; living in
Otsego, WV; daughter of James Curry.


Wilda Akers Rev

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1938); Page 336; WV Archives Web Site.
Wilda Akers; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; widowed; living at Kimball, WV; son of John and
Mary; married on 4 Mar 1938 in Pineville, WV; Catherine Curry; age 17; born in ___; single; living in
Otsego, WV; daughter of James Curry.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1941); Page 25; WV Archives Web Site.
Wilda Akers; age 21; born and living in Kimball, WV; divorced; married on 12 Apr 1941 in Welch, WV;
Stella Marie Blankenship; age 18; born in WV; single; living in Maitland, WV; with consent of Rinda
Blankenship, mother of Stella Marie Blankenship.
3. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Wilda Akers
Race: White
Age: 21
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Date: 10 Feb 1920
Birth Place: Kimball, West Virginia, USA
Residence Place: Kimball, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 1 Jul 1941
Registration Place: Kimball, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Employer: Koppers Coal Co
Weight: 155
Complexion: Light
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5 11
Next of Kin: John Akers
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Wilda Akers Self (Head)"
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site, submitted by B. Clark Weatherford; 25 Aug 2001.
"Rev Wilda Akers
Birth 10 Feb 1920
Death 24 Sep 2000 (aged 80)
Burial
Harnett Memorial Park •
Lillington, Harnett County, North Carolina, USA "

Inscription: "US Marine Corps"


Stella Marie Blankenship

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 23 Apr 1930; Page 117B;
Family #553/573.
Listed as Stella Blankenship; age 4; born in WV; in household of father, William H. Blankenship.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1941); Page 25; WV Archives Web Site.
Wilda Akers; age 21; born and living in Kimball, WV; divorced; married on 12 Apr 1941 in Welch, WV;
Stella Marie Blankenship; age 18; born in WV; single; living in Maitland, WV; with consent of Rinda
Blankenship, mother of Stella Marie Blankenship.
3, U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Stella M Akers
Birth Date: 25 Jan 1926
Address: 7930 Cambo Dr, Spring Lake, NC, 28390 (1994)"
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site, submitted by B. Clark Weatherford; 25 Aug 2001.
" Stella M. Akers
Birth 1926
Death 2014 (aged 87–88)
Burial
Harnett Memorial Park
Lillington, Harnett County, North Carolina, USA "


George Edward Taylor Sr

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1932); Page 189; WV Archives Web Site.
George Edward Taylor; age 21; born and living in Anawalt, WV; single; married on 26 Mar 1942 at
Maybeury, WV; Viola Mae Patrick; age 21; born in Gary, WV; single; living at Anawalt, WV.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by linda; 4 Jul 2013.
" George Edward Taylor
Birth 24 Jul 1920
Death 28 Jul 1997 (aged 77)
Burial
Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery
Princeton, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA"


Viola Mae Patrick

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1932); Page 189; WV Archives Web Site.
George Edward Taylor; age 21; born and living in Anawalt, WV; single; married on 26 Mar 1942 at
Maybeury, WV; Viola Mae Patrick; age 21; born in Gary, WV; single; living at Anawalt, WV.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Victoria Taylor-True; 18 Aug 2011.
" Viola Mae Mann Taylor
Birth 13 Jul 1923
Death 15 Aug 2011 (aged 88)
Burial
Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery
Princeton, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA "

Additional Information Posted:
"WEST CARROLLTON, Ohio — Viola Mae Taylor, 88, of 115 Elmwood Circle in West Carrollton, Ohio, formerly of Princeton, died Monday, August 15, 2011 at her residence. Born July 13, 1923 in Gate City, Va., she was the daughter of the late Robert Patrick and Elizabeth Mann Patrick. Viola was a retired nurse working at Stevens Clinic in Welch with twenty years of service. She had been a resident of West Carrolton, Ohio since 1997 moving there from Princeton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Edward Taylor Sr.; two sons, George Edward Taylor Jr. and Daniel Lee Taylor; one daughter, Patricia Taylor Larrison; three sisters, Dannie Elizabeth Dean, Katherine Gifford, and Thelma Patrick; and one brother, Donald Patrick.

"Survivors include eight grandchildren, Annette Taylor Bowling and husband Chad, Tammy Taylor Farmer and husband Shannon, Edward Taylor and wife Leann, twins, Shane Taylor and Shawn Taylor, Renee Larrison Abel, Cathy Taylor Limon and husband Miguel, and Todd Taylor; ten great-grandchildren, Branden Bowling, Lauren Bowling, Tre Taylor, Maddie Taylor, Braxton Taylor, P.J. Taylor, Marie Ashline, Cruz Limon, Angela Parnell, and Steven Larrison; three brothers, Roy Patrick of Dayton, Ohio, Dave Patrick and Robert Patrick, both of Bristol, Tenn.; one sister, Lorraine of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and two daughters-in-law, Lucille Taylor of Kettering, Ohio and Vickie Taylor of Princeton.

"Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Friday, August 19, 2011 at the George W. Seaver Chapel of Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton with the Reverend Tony Reed officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Park Cemetery in Princeton. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Friends may call at the funeral home from 12:00 noon until the service hour on Friday. In lieu of flowers, donations to assist the family may be made to Seaver Funeral Home, 1507 N. Walker St., Princeton, WV 24740. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.seaverfuneralservice.com.

"Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton is serving the Taylor family."


George Patton Riffe

1. "George Patton's Killing of Brother Corbin"; Posted 18 Apr 2014 by Merisha Harvey; Ancestry.com
Web Site.
"Patton had killed his brother, Corbin in self defense after his divorce from Elizabeth and was
boarding with Corbin. Corbin drew a gun on him...Corbin had killed a man when he was 16 years old
and spent 5 years in prison and was very mean and unpredictable. Both brothers were very close, their mother having died in childbirth and the boys were bound out when Patton was 12 and Corbin was 11
. In the 1900 census of the household of Wallace Mullins in VA. a relative of his grandmother Sarah Mullins Riffe. Corbin's where abouts were possibly in KY with his mother's family the McPeaks in
1900. "
2. 1900 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Grundy District; taken 14 Jun 1900; Page 237A; Image 19 of 32;
Family #162/162.
Listed as George P. Rife; age 13; born in Dec 1876 (sic, 1886) in VA; servant; in household of
Wallace Mullins.
3. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw; taken 28 Apr 1910; Page 71A;
Image 13 of 28; Family #94/94.
Listed as Paten Rife; age 33; born in WV; married once for 2 yrs; laborer in timber mill; head of
household.
4. Letcher Co, KY; WW I Draft Registration Card #2564; 12 Sep 1918; Ancestry.com Web Site.
George Patten Riffe; age 33; born 16 Dec 1885; miner; for Consolidation Coal Co, Burdine, KY; living
in Burdine, KY; nearest relative, Emma Rife, wife, living in Burdine, KY; tall with stout build; brown
eyes and brown hair.
5. 1920 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Grundy District; taken 24 Feb 1920; Page 63A; Image 3 of 50;
Family #23/23.
Listed as Patten Rife; age 34; born in VA; married; lumberman in saw mill; head of household.
6. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken 4 Apr 1930; Page 243A; Iamge 5 of 51;
Family #34/35.
Listed as Patten Rife; age 41; born in WV; married at 22; farmer; head of household.
7. Buchanan Co, VA; WW II Draft Registration Card #U-0313; 27 Apr 1942; Ancestry.com Web Site.
George Patton Riffe; age 57; born 16 Dec 1885 in McDowell, VA (sic, born in VA); living at
Whitewood, Buchanan Co, VA; employed by B.B. Burns, Vansant, VA at Whitewood, VA; person who
will always know address, Jimmy Riffe, Whitewood, VA; 5' 11-1/2" tall; 167 lbs; brown eyes; gray
hair; ruddy complexion.
8. Pike Co, KY; Death Certificate #13571; Ancestry.com Web Site.
George Patton Riffe; age 61 yrs, 6 mons; born in Buchanan Co, VA; married; husband of Emma B.
Riffe, age 60; watchman for contruction company; SS# 232-18-5119; son of Booker and unknown
mother Riffedied 7 Jun 1945 in Methodist Hospital, Pikeville, Pike Co, KY; due to 3rd degree burns
of body and extremites; body removed 10 Jun 1945 to Jolo, McDowell Co, WV; informant, James H.
Riffe, Jewel Valley, VA
9. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: George P Riffe
Birth Date: 16 Dec 1884
Birth Place: McDowell CO, West Virginia
Death Date: 7 Jun 1945
Claim Date: 30 Jun 1945
SSN: 232185119
Notes: 10 Jan 1977: Name listed as GEORGE P RIFFE"
10. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Elizabeth Reed-Eanes; 25 Jul 2011.
" George Patton Riffe
Birth 16 Dec 1886
Buchanan County, Virginia, USA
Death 7 Jun 1945 (aged 58)
Pike County, Kentucky, USA
Burial
Noah Stewart Cemetery
Buchanan County, Virginia, USA "


Nancy Elizabeth Goodman

1. Ancestry.com Web Site, Dollie Goodman search, 28 Aug 2001, submitted by
jbach1@prodigy.net
Nancy Elizabeth Goodman, daughter of James and Mary Muncy Goodman, was born
on 26 Aug 1890 in VA; died in 1978 in Logan Co, WV; married first?, Moses
Muncey abt 1915; second?, George Patton Riffe.
2. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Clear Fork District, taken on 11 Jun 1900, Page 248A, Family #64.
Listed as Elizabeth Goodman, age 9, born in WV in Aug 1890, in household of father, James
Goodman.
3. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw; taken 28 Apr 1910; Page 71A;
Image 13 of 28; Family #94/94.
Listed as Elizabeth Rife; age 20; born in WV; married once for 2 yrs; 2 children; both living (sic?, only
one child listed); in household of husband, George P. Riffe.