Selected Families and Individuals

Notes


Jozef "Joe" Otvos

1. Hungary Reformed Church Christenings, 1624-1895: LDS Web Site.
"Name József Ötvös
Event Type Baptism
Event Date 29 Jan 1889
Event Place Balajt, Borsod, Hungary
Gender Male
Father's Name József Ötvös
Mother's Name Lidia Marsalkó
2. West Virginia Naturalization Records; Logan Co, WV; Petition For Citizenship; #535; LDS Web Site.
Joe Otovos; born 28 Jan 1889 in Salgotarjan, Czechoslovakia; miner; living at Box 72, Whitmans,
Logan Co, WV; made initial declaration to become a US citizens on 7 Jul 1927 in Circuit Court,
Vermillion Co, Newport, IN; married on 2 Apr 1912 in Clinton, IN; husband of Julia; born in Mar 1897
in Salgotarjan, Czechslovakia; she entered US at Port of NY in 1899; and now resides in Balajt, Hungary;
three children; Louis, born in Dec 1915 in Clinton, IN; now in Whitmans, WV; Alex, born in Feb 1916 in
Clinton, IN; now lives in Hungary; and Julia; born in Jul 1917 in Clinton, IN; now lives in Hungary; Joe's
previous address was in Balajt, Hungary; he entered US at Port of NY on 9 Dec 1907 from Fiume, Italy
aboard the SS Slavonia; signed by Joe Otvos.
3, McDowell Co, WV; WW II Draft Registration Card #U-233; 27 Apr 1942; LDS Web Site.
Joe Otvos; age 52; born 28 Jan 1889 in Hungary; living at Gary, WV; employed by US Coal and Coke Co;
person who will always know address, Louis Otvos, 174 East 102st Street, NY City;
4. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'70 019842; WV Archives Web Site.
Joe Otvos; age 81; born 26 (sic, 28) Jan 1889 in Hungary (sic, Czechoslovakia); married; coal liner;
SS#232-14-7408; living at Hemphill, WV; son of unknown parents; died 27 Dec 1970 at Hemphill,
WV; due to acute coronary thrombosis; buried 2 Jan 1971 in Iaeger Memorial, Roderfield, WV;
informant, Louis Otvos, Flushing, NY; 5'8" tall; 170 lbs; gray eyes; brown hair; ruddy complexion;
scar on left side of forehead.
4. FindAGrave.com; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 11 Apr 2014.
Joe Otvos; born 9 (sic, 28) Jan 1889; died 27 Dec 1970; buried here; grave marker photo shown.


Wilma Lea Hicks

1. Douglas Mortuary; Welch, WV; Posted Obit.
"Wilma Lea Adams, 68 of Berwind, passed away Sunday, July 5, 2020 at her residence. Born March 24, 1952 in War, WV, she was the daughter of the late Cloie Hale Hicks and Ruben Hicks Jr.

"Wilma attended Big Creek High School and she was member of the Canebrake Freewill Baptist Church. She was also a cook for the McDowell County Board of Education for 17 years.

"In addition to her parents Wilma was preceded in death by two brothers, Ronald Lee Hicks and Charles Edward Hicks; three sisters, Fronie Graham, Shelby Jean Hicks and Wanda Ford.
Those left to cherish her memories are her husband Billy Wayne Adams Sr. of the home, one son, Billy Wayne Adams Jr. and wife Lori of Bonaire, GA; one daughter, Linda Adams Brigham and husband Damon of Berwind; one brother, Rudolph Hicks and wife Elvia of Newhall; four sisters, Gail Rutherford and husband Tommy of War, Kaylene Adams of St. Albans, Jackie Mitchell and husband Howard of Newhall and Mary Wessinger of Columbia, SC; one brother-in-law, James Adams and wife Connie of Tazewell, VA; two sisters-in-law, Betty Dougaree of Chester, MD and Joyce Adams of War; three grandchildren, Shelby Nicole Adams, Haley Sierra Adams and Paige Makenzie Adams; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

"A Memorial Service will be conducted Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 8:00 PM from the Canebrake Freewill Baptist Church in Canebrake with the Reverend Darrell Long officiating. Friends may visit with the family at the church from 6 to 8 PM.

"In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity.
Following the wishes of the deceased the body has been cremated.

"The Douglas Mortuary in Welch is assisting the Adams family. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.douglasmortuary.com"
2."The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; 1995; Edited by Dr, Thomas C.
Hatcher; Geneva Steele; Sandra Long and Christine Carr McGuire; "Howard Edison and Jackie
Hicks Mitchell"; Article; Page 206; submitted by Angela Mitchell, Newhall, WV 24866.


Sherman Pelphrey

1. 1940 Census, Floyd Co, KY; Weeksbury; E.D. 36-20B; taken 9 Apr 1940; page 416A; Image 3 of 18;
Household #24.
Listed as Sherman Pelphrey; age 32; born in KY; married; 3rd grade education; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; coal loader in coal mine; head of household.


Emma Blanton

1. 1940 Census, Floyd Co, KY; Weeksbury; E.D. 36-20B; taken 9 Apr 1940; page 416A; Image 3 of 18;
Household #24.
Listed as Emma Pelphrey; age 32; born in KY; married; 3rd grade education; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Sherman Pelphrey.
(Census taken mistakenly listed her as a daughter)


James L. Pelphrey

1. 1940 Census, Floyd Co, KY; Weeksbury; E.D. 36-20B; taken 9 Apr 1940; page 416A; Image 3 of 18;
Household #24.
Listed as James L. Pelphrey; age 7; born in KY; 1st grade education; attending school; lived in same
house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Sherman Pelphrey.


Robert J. Pelphrey

1. 1940 Census, Floyd Co, KY; Weeksbury; E.D. 36-20B; taken 9 Apr 1940; page 416B; Image 4 of 18;
Household #24.
Listed as Robert J. Pelphrey; age 5; born in KY; no education; not attending school; lived in same
house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Sherman Pelphrey.


Johnny E. Pelphrey

1. 1940 Census, Floyd Co, KY; Weeksbury; E.D. 36-20B; taken 9 Apr 1940; page 416B; Image 4 of 18;
Household #24.
Listed as Johnny E. Pelphrey; age 1 mon; born in KY; in household of father, Sherman Pelphrey.


Noah Garfield Meadows

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 12 Apr 1930; Page 233B; Image 22
of 35; Family #170/171.
Listed as Noah Meadows; age 9; born in WV; in household of father, Walter Meadows.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; E.D. 24-59; taken 8 Apr 1940; Page 1158A;
Image 9 of 66; Household #54.
Listed as Noah Meadow; age 20; born in WV; married; 4th grade education; lived in same place on
1 Apr 1935; timber cutter for lumber co; head of household.
3. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Noah Garfield Meadows
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 21
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Date: 13 May 1920
Birth Place: Panther, West Virginia, USA
Residence Place: Chester, Chester, South Carolina, USA
Registration Date: 10 Jul 1941
Registration Place: Chester, South Carolina, USA
Weight: 145
Complexion: Light
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5 9
Next of Kin: Cloie Meadows
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Noah Garfield Meadows Self (Head)
Cloie Meadows Wife"
4. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Noah G Meadows
Race: White
Marital status: Married
Rank: Private
Birth Year: 1920
Nativity State or Country: West Virginia
Citizenship: Citizen
Residence: Mc Dowell, West Virginia
Education: Grammar school
Civil Occupation: Semiskilled lumbermen, raftsmen, and woodchoppers
Enlistment Date: 11 Nov 1943
Enlistment Place: Huntington, West Virginia
Service Number: 35776919
Branch: No branch assignment
Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life
Height: 96
Weight: 086"
5. U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Noah Meadows
Birth Date: 13 May 1920
Death Date: 1 Nov 1965
SSN: 233226045
Branch 1: ARMY
Enlistment Date 1: 2 Dec 1943
Release Date 1: 6 Dec 1945"
6. McDowell Co, WV; Death Registry; Vol #__(1965); Page __; Sandy River District; WV Archives Web
Site.
Noah Meadows; age 45; born on 13 May 1920 in WV; married; miner; living at Iaeger, WV; son of
Walter and Annie (Lester) Meadows; died on 1 Nov 1965 at Iaeger, McDowell Co, WV from
chrushing internal injuries; served in WW II; buried on 4 Nov 1965 on Orchard Branch, Litwar, WV;
informant, Luther Meadows, Germany.
7. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Noah G Meadows
[Noah Meadows]
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 5 May 1920
Death Date: Nov 1965
Claim Date: 4 Nov 1965
SSN: 233226045"


Cloya Bell Vanover

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; E.D. 24-59; taken 8 Apr 1940; Page 1158A;
Image 9 of 66; Household #54.
Listed as Chkoe Meadow; age 19; born in WV; married; 5th grade education; lived in same place on
1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Noah G. Meadows.
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Cloya Bell Meadows
[Cloya Vanover]
[Cloya Cline]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 23 Feb 1921
Birth Place: Yager McDawl, West Virginia
[Iaeger, West Virginia]
Death Date: 23 Dec 2000
Father: Harm Vanover
Mother: Loveice Kennedy
SSN: 227325323
Notes: Oct 1944: Name listed as CLOYA BELL MEADOWS;
Oct 1953: Name listed as CLOYA VANOVER;
Oct 1966: Name listed as CLOYA BELL CLINE;
23 Feb 2001: Name listed as CLOYA CLINE"


Douglas Johnnie Meadows

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #16379; WV Archives Web Site.
Douglas Johnnie Meadows; age__; born 2 Sep 1942 in Iaeger, WV; son of Noah and Cloya (Vanover)
Meadows; died 25 Jul 1944 in Grace Hospital, Welch, WV; due to dysentery with acidosis and
dehydration; buried 28 Jul 1944 in Lambert Cemetery, Litwar, WV.