Selected Families and Individuals

Notes


Theodore Roosevelt Silvers

1. Tazewell Co, VA; Marriage License #6114; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Ted Silvers; age 32; born in Oneida, TN; divorced; one previous marriage; living at Bishop, VA; son of
W. M. and Myrtle (Porter) Silvers; married on 8 Mar 1938 in Tazewell, VA; Lona Shelton; age 23;
born in Tip Top, VA; single; living at Bishop, VA; daughter of Jim and Nora (Baldwin) Shelton.
2. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Theodore Roosevelt Silvers
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 35
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Date: 1 Jun 1905
Birth Place: Onita, Tennessee, USA
Residence Place: Bishop, Tazewell, Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 16 Oct 1940
Registration Place: Bishop, Tazewell, Virginia, USA
Employer: Pocahontas Fuel Co
Weight: 143
Complexion: Light
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Blonde
Height: 5 5
Next of Kin: Lona Alice Silvers
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Theodore Roosevelt Silvers Self (Head)
Lona Alice Silvers Wife"
3. FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by Donna McPherson; 12 Jun 2010.
" Theodore P (sic, R) Silvers
Birth 1 Jun 1907 (sic, 1 Jun 1905)
Death 11 Nov 1970 (aged 63)
Burial
Auburndale Cemetery
Auburndale, Polk County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 53596107


Lona Alice Shelton

1. Virginia, Birth Records, 1912-2015, Delayed Birth Records, 1721-1911 ; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Lonie Alice Shelton; born 27 Jul 1915 at Tip Top, Tazewell Co, VA; parents, James, coal miner, and
Nora, housewife, (Baldwin) Shelton, 2 previous births of Nora's.
2. Tazewell Co, VA; Marriage License #6114; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Ted Silvers; age 32; born in Oneida, TN; divorced; one previous marriage; living at Bishop, VA; son of
W. M. and Myrtle (Porter) Silvers; married on 8 Mar 1938 in Tazewell, VA; Lona Shelton; age 23;
born in Tip Top, VA; single; living at Bishop, VA; daughter of Jim and Nora (Baldwin) Shelton.
3. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Lona Alice Grubb
[Lona A Grubb]
[Lona Alice Shelton]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 27 Jul 1915
Birth Place: Tiptop, Virginia
Death Date: 15 Apr 2002
Father: Jim Shelton
Mother: Nora Baldwin
SSN: 235311062
Citizenship or Alien Status: U.S. citizen.
Type of Claim: Evidence other than birth record submitted; U.S. citizen or alien allowed to work.
Notes: 29 Jun 1987: Name listed as LONA ALICE GRUBB;
20 Apr 2002: Name listed as LONA A GRUBB"
3. U.S., Obituary Collection, 1930-Current; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Lona A. Grubb
Gender: Female
Death Age: 86
Birth Date: 27 Jul 1915
Birth Place: Tip Top, VA.
Residence Place: CARETTA, W. VA.
Death Date: 15 Apr 2002
Burial Date: 19 Apr
Burial Place: Bluefield, VA.
Parents: James Shelton; Nora Baldwin Shelton
Spouse: Harry Grubb
Child: Gay Marcus
Roy Marcus
Ann Patterson
Hubert Patterson
Shirley Blankenship
Mae Quesenberry
Donald Quesenberry
William G. Silvers
Siblings: Glen Davis
Eugene Davis
Lillian Clippard
Virginia Brooks
Catherine Dotson
Cecil Shelton
Howard Davis "


James Edward Payne Sr

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, bradshaw, taken on 7 Apr 1930, Page 246B,
Family #99.
Listed as Edward Payne, age 6, born in WV, in household of father, David Payne, Jr.
2. FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by Selma Sweeney; 1 Nov 2015.
" James Edward “Edd” Payne
Birth 27 Sep 1923
Death 2 Jul 1972 (aged 48)
Burial
Payne Cemetery
McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 154506815"


James Edward Payne Jr

1. FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by Patty Greene; 16 Jun 2020.
"SFC James Edward “Jimmy” Payne, Jr
Birth 17 May 1949
Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 10 Jun 2020 (aged 71)
Beckley, Raleigh County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Payne Cemetery
McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 211447962"
2. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posyed Obit.
"SFC James Edward Payne, Jr., 71, passed away Wednesday, June 10, 2020 in the Bower’s Hospice House in Beckley, WV.

"James was born May 17, 1949 in Welch, WV, a son of the late James Edward Sr. and Juanita Falin Payne of Bradshaw, WV. It was there he was raised and attended the local schools. Bradshaw Elementary, Bradshaw Jr. High and then graduated from Iaeger High School in 1968. James received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Troy State University; he majored in Social Science with a minor in both Criminal Justice and Military Science.

"In January 1972 he started his career by joining the United States Army; servicing both in the United States and overseas for 23 ½ years. During Desert Storm James served as a medic. He was stationed in several different states and countries during his career including Miami FL, Germany, Seattle WA, Honolulu HI, Boston MA, Seoul Korea, Fort Benning GA, and Tokyo Japan. In July 1995 James retired from the United States Army. During his military service he received these military awards; Army Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, two Army Achievement Medals, Army Commendation Medal, seven Good Conduct Medals, Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Bronze Service Star, Southwest Asia Kuwait Liberation Medal, three Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbons and the M16A1 Rifle Expert Badge. James enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and his hobbies included anything outdoors, all sports, camping, Nascar, traveling, and reading.

"James was preceded in death by his parents, James Edward Sr. and Juanita Payne.

"Survivors include one sister, Lisa Lester and husband Mark of Bradshaw; two brothers, Randy Payne of Richmond and Bob Payne and wife Peggy of Welch; nieces and nephews, Nicholas Lester of Bradshaw, Ed Payne of Charleston, Terri Dodrill and husband Jim of Hurricane, JoAnna Huffman and Chris Mayhew of Pineville; great nieces and nephews, Kyle Robson, Blasé, Steele, and Tyler Payne and Tanner and Taylor Huffman; special caretakers, Lori Payne, Debbie Lester, K.C. Payne and Michelle Lester; and special friends, James and Anthony Scyphers, James Wimmer, Frank Roop, Michael Ray, and Ben Stevenson.

"Funeral services will be conducted Monday, June 15, 2020 at 11 o’clock with Reverend Roger Hale Jr. officiating at the Bradshaw United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Payne Cemetery at Jolo. Serving as pallbearers will be Nick Lester, Ed, Blasé and Steele Payne, Kyle Robson, Lewis and Jacob Sweeney, James and Anthony Scyphers.

"Military services will be conducted by the VFW Post #1144.

"Friends may visit with the family Sunday evening, June 14, 2020 after 6 p.m. at the Bradshaw United Methodist Church.

"Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger, WV, is assisting the family.

"Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fanningfuneralhomes.com"


Lark Steele

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Panther; taken on 15 Apr 1910; Page 95A;
Family #7/7.
Listed as Lark Steel; age 7; born in WV; in household of father, Henry C. Steel.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 2 Jan 1920; Page 253A; Image 1 of
43; Family #3/3.
Listed as Lark Steele; age 17; born in WV; single; farm laborer; in household of mother, Celia
Kenneda Steele.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 14 Apr 1930; Page 234B; Image
23 of 33; Family #197/198.
Listed as Lark Steel; age 26; born in WV; married at 20; farmer; head of household.
4. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; E.D. 24-59[ taken on 16 Apr 1940; Page
1158A; Image 19 of 66; Household #137.
Listed as Lark Steel; age 36; born in WV; married; 5th grade education; lived in same place on 1 Apr
1935; farmer; head of household.
5. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Lark Steele
Race: White
Age: 39
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Place: Laeger, West Virginia, USA
Birth Date: 2 Feb 1903
Residence Place: Laeger, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 16 Feb 1942
Occupation: Unemployed
Weight: 175
Complexion: Ruddy
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Blonde
Height: 5 9
Next of Kin: Lucy Steele
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Lark Steele Self (Head)"
6. Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #13246; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Lark Steele; age 56; born and living in Iaeger, WV; widowed; one previous marriage; son of Henry
and Celia (Kennedy) Steele; married on 29 May 1959 in Lebanon, VA; Virgie Collins; age 30; born
and living at Rockridge, WV; single; daughter of Riley and Tildy (Blevins) Collins.
7..Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Lark Steele
SSN: 233-14-0473
Last Residence:
24844 Iaeger, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
BORN: 15 Apr 1903
Last Benefit: 24817, Bradshaw, Mcdowell, West Virginia, United States of America
Died: Apr 1986
State (Year) SSN issued: West Virginia (Before 1951)"


Virgie Collins

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 2 May 1930; Page 222A; Image 42
of 42; Family #353/354.
Listed as Virgie Collins; age 1; born in WV; in household of father, Riley Collins.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Paynesville; E.D. 24-58; taken on 12 Aug
1940; Page 1145A; Image 51 of 60; Household #382.
Listed as Virgie Collins; age 11; born in WV; no education; attending school; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Riley Collins.
3. Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #13246; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Lark Steele; age 56; born and living in Iaeger, WV; widowed; one previous marriage; son of Henry
and Celia (Kennedy) Steele; married on 29 May 1959 in Lebanon, VA; Virgie Collins; age 30; born
and living at Rockridge, WV; single; daughter of Riley and Tildy (Blevins) Collins.
4. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom Hatcher
and Sandra Long; "Betty and Virgil Collins"; article; submitted by Betty Collins, HC-61, Box 28,
Paynesville, WV 24873.
5. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Virgie Steele
[Virgie Collins]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 14 Jan 1929
Birth Place: Rock Ridge, West Virginia
[Rockridge, West Virginia]
Death Date: 14 Mar 1988
Father: Riley Collins
Mother: Tilda Blevins
SSN: 234982341
Notes: 25 May 1973: Name listed as VIRGIE STEELE"


Anna Maryland McCreary

1. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Anna Maryland McCreary
[Anna McCreary Chilcoat]
[Anna Civitarese]
[Anne Civitarese]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 28 Aug 1921
Birth Place: Tazewell Co, Virginia
[Taswell, West Virginia]
Death Date: 29 Mar 2000
Father: Braxton McCreary
Mother: Claudia Murray
SSN: 216168214
Notes: Jun 1940: Name listed as ANNA MARYLAND MCCREARY;
Apr 1943: Name listed as ANNA MCCREARY CHILCOAT;
07 Oct 1980: Name listed as ANNA M CIVITARESE;
07 Apr 2000: Name listed as ANNE M CIVITARESE"


James Sheffey Murray

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Diane Midkiff; 12 Sep 2001.
" James Sheffey Murray
Birth 31 May 1856
Death 3 Nov 1933 (aged 77)
Burial
Rockbridge Baptist Church Cemetery
Grant, Grayson County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 5760721"

Additional Information Posted: "James Sheffey Murray was the son of Aulsey Murray and Martha (Comer) Murray, the husband of (1) Rhoda Pugh and (2) Thursey Lane, and the father of Lura Jane (Murray) Bonham, Joseph Cebert Murray, Martha M. (Murray) Russell, Vinnie (Murray) Lane, Nealie (Murray) Carter, Lelia Isabelle (Murray) Johnson, Claudia (Murray) McCreary, Paul Murray, Jerry Miah Murray, and Isaac Newton Murray."


Robert Douglas Hammond

1. Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Robert D Hammond
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 28
Event Type: Marriage Registration (Marriage)
Birth Date: 23 Sep 1898
Birth Place: Simpson, Kentucky
Marriage Date: 19 Jun 1926
Marriage Place: Indiana, United States
Residence Place: Bowling Green, Kentucky
Father: Virgil Hammond
Mother: Elizabeth Johns
Spouse: Edna Davidson
Page: 481"
2. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Robert Douglas Hammond
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 43
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Date: 23 Sep 1898
Birth Place: Franklin, Kentucky, USA
Residence Place: Raysal, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 16 Feb 1942
Registration Place: Raysal, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Employer: Pondcreek Poca Company
Weight: 140
Complexion: Ruddy
Eye Color: Gray
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5 7
Next of Kin: Edna Hammond
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Robert Douglas Hammond Self (Head)
Edna Hammond Wife"
3. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Robert D Hammond
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 23 Sep 1898
Death Date: 21 Jul 1991
Claim Date: 15 Jun 1965
SSN: 232129821"


Edna Davidson

1. Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Edna Davidson
Gender: Female
Race: White
Age: 24
Event Type: Marriage Registration (Marriage)
Birth Date: 8 Dec 1902
Birth Place: Kentucky
Marriage Date: 19 Jun 1926
Marriage Place: Indiana, United States
Residence Place: Bowling Green, Kentucky
Father: Clifford Davidson
Mother: Nannie Jones
Spouse: Robert D Hammond
Page: 481"