McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families

Notes


Percy Kreth Martin

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; 1995; Edited by Dr, Thomas C.
Hatcher; Geneva Steele; Sandra Long and Christine Carr McGuire; "P.K. Martin"; article; Page 199;
submitted by Mrs. F. W. Turner, Box 366, Welch, WV 24801.
2. "Bluefield Daily Telegraph"; Bluefield, WV; Saturday; 2 Jan 1937; Newspapers.com Website.
"Martin-Auvil Rites Are Announced Miss Audrey Vardin Auvil. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Lawrence Auvil, of laeger, W. Va.. became the bride of Mr. Perce Kreth Martin, of Hamlin, W. Va., at 7:30 o'clock on Monday evening, December 28, 193G, at the home of the Rev. E. P. Watson, at 1922 Underwood avenue, who performed the Impressive ring ceremony.

"The couple were attended by Miss Mae Beveridge, of Huntington, and Mr. Robert L. Turner, of Welch, fraternity brother of the bridegroom.

"Mrs. Martin comes from a prominent family in laeger, her father being a leading McDowell county attorney. She Is a former student of Concord college and Marshall college where she received iier bachelor of arts degree. Later sne did residence work on her master of arts degree at the University of Kentucky. She is at present an instructor of English in the laeger high school.

"For the wedding ceremony Mrs. Martin was lovely in a spring outfit of agua blue with navy blue accessories.

"Mr. Martin is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Creed A. Martin, of Hamlin. He attended Marshall college for three years where he became a membtfi- of the Deta Upsilon chapter of the Kappa Alpha fraternity. He received his degree from Bowling Green Business university at Bowling Green, Ky."
3. World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Percy Kreth Martin
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 32
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Date: 4 Jun 1908
Birth Place: Hamlin, West Virginia, USA
Residence Place: Union, Union, South Carolina, USA
Registration Date: 16 Oct 1940
Registration Place: Union, South Carolina, USA
Employer: McDowell County Board Of Educaiton
Weight: 158
Complexion: Light
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Blonde
Height: 5 9
Next of Kin: Audry Martin
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Percy Kreth Martin Self (Head)
Audry Martin Wife"
4. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: P. K. Martin
Social Security Number: 235-26-1917
Birth Date: 4 Jun 1908
Issue Year: Before 1951
Issue State: West Virginia
Last Residence: 24844, Iaeger, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Death Date: 25 Nov 1988"


Audrey Varden Auvil

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 23 Apr 1910; Page 83A;
Family #85/87.
Listed as Audrey M. Auvil; age 5; born in WV; in household of father, Daniel L. Auvil.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Iaeger(crossed out); Avondale Precinct;
taken on 23 Feb 1920; Page 240B; Family #121/125.
Listed as Audrey Auvil; age 15; born in WV; in household of father, Daniel L. Auvil.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Iaeger; taken on 3 Apr 1930; Page 163B;
Family #31/34.
Listed as Audrey Auvil; age 25; born in WV; single; in household of father, Daniel L. Auvil.
4. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; 1995; Edited by Dr, Thomas C.
Hatcher; Geneva Steele; Sandra Long and Christine Carr McGuire; "P.K. Martin"; article; Page 199;
submitted by Mrs. F. W. Turner, Box 366, Welch, WV 24801.
5. "Bluefield Daily Telegraph"; Bluefield, WV; Saturday; 2 Jan 1937; Newspapers.com Website.
"Martin-Auvil Rites Are Announced Miss Audrey Vardin Auvil. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Lawrence Auvil, of laeger, W. Va.. became the bride of Mr. Perce Kreth Martin, of Hamlin, W. Va., at 7:30 o'clock on Monday evening, December 28, 193G, at the home of the Rev. E. P. Watson, at 1922 Underwood avenue, who performed the Impressive ring ceremony.

"The couple were attended by Miss Mae Beveridge, of Huntington, and Mr. Robert L. Turner, of Welch, fraternity brother of the bridegroom.

"Mrs. Martin comes from a prominent family in laeger, her father being a leading McDowell county attorney. She Is a former student of Concord college and Marshall college where she received iier bachelor of arts degree. Later sne did residence work on her master of arts degree at the University of Kentucky. She is at present an instructor of English in the laeger high school.

"For the wedding ceremony Mrs. Martin was lovely in a spring outfit of agua blue with navy blue accessories.

"Mr. Martin is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Creed A. Martin, of Hamlin. He attended Marshall college for three years where he became a membtfi- of the Deta Upsilon chapter of the Kappa Alpha fraternity. He received his degree from Bowling Green Business university at Bowling Green, Ky."
6. FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by Modfreak; 12 Apr 2019.
" Audrey Auvil Martin
Birth 26 May 1904
Iaeger, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 18 Jun 1994 (aged 90)
Princeton, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Woodlawn Memorial Park
Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 198286580"

Additional Information Posted: Newspaper Obit shown.


Chester J. Mayberry

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; 1995; Edited by Dr, Thomas C.
Hatcher; Geneva Steele; Sandra Long and Christine Carr McGuire; "Chester J. Mayberry"; article;
Page 199; submitted by Ruth Mayberry, Box 90, Bartley, WV 24813.
2. North Carolina, U.S., Marriage Records, 1741-2011; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Chester Mayberry
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 20
Birth Year: abt 1918
Marriage Date: 30 Jul 1938
Marriage Place: Avery, North Carolina, USA
Father: W Mayberry
Mother: Rosa Mayberry
Spouse: Ruby Oaks
Spouse Gender: Female
Spouse Race: White
Spouse Age: 19
Spouse Father: H Oaks
Spouse Mother: Lillie Oaks
Event Type: Marriage"
3. Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #7029; Ancestry.com Website.
Chester Mayberry; age 44; born in Cranberry, NC; divorced; one previous marriage; miner; living at
Bradshaw, WV; son of Wheeler and Rosa (Pritchard) Mayberry; married on 3 Mar 1962 in Lebanon,
VA; Ruth Anglin; age 28; born and living in Bradshaw, WV; divorced; one previous marriage;
daughter of Henry and Laura (Spears) Anglin.
4. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Chester J Mayberry
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 9 Jan 1918
Death Date: 25 Jul 1989
Claim Date: 25 Mar 1970
SSN: 242126555"
5. U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Chester Mayberry
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 21 Jan 1918
Death Date: 25 Jul 1989
Cause of Death: Natural
SSN: 242126555
Branch 1: NAVY
Enlistment Date 1: 6 Jan 1942
Release Date 1: 4 May 1942"


Ruby Oaks

1. North Carolina, U.S., Marriage Records, 1741-2011; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Chester Mayberry
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 20
Birth Year: abt 1918
Marriage Date: 30 Jul 1938
Marriage Place: Avery, North Carolina, USA
Father: W Mayberry
Mother: Rosa Mayberry
Spouse: Ruby Oaks
Spouse Gender: Female
Spouse Race: White
Spouse Age: 19
Spouse Father: H Oaks
Spouse Mother: Lillie Oaks
Event Type: Marriage"


Creed A. Martin

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; 1995; Edited by Dr, Thomas C.
Hatcher; Geneva Steele; Sandra Long and Christine Carr McGuire; "P.K. Martin"; article; Page 199;
submitted by Mrs. F. W. Turner, Box 366, Welch, WV 24801.


Maggie Chandler

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; 1995; Edited by Dr, Thomas C.
Hatcher; Geneva Steele; Sandra Long and Christine Carr McGuire; "P.K. Martin"; article; Page 199;
submitted by Mrs. F. W. Turner, Box 366, Welch, WV 24801.


James Edwin Trent

1. US WW II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946: Ancestry.com Web Site.
James E. Trent; born in 1920 in Logan Co, WV; enlisted on 7 Dec 1942 at Huntington, WV; Private;
miner; height 68"; weight 132 lbs; married.
2. "WW II Young American Patriots, 1941-1945"; Logan Co; Page 663; Ancestry.com Web Site.
James Edwin Trent; born on 9 Feb 1920; S/Sgt, US Army; entered service 14 Dec 1942; served at
Camp McCain, MS; England, France, Germany; awarded four Battle Stars, Combat Inf Badge;
attended Logan H S; S. Baptist; son of M/M Sampason Trent, Box 477, Slagle, WV; husband of Mrs.
Hazel Adkins Trent, Accoville, WV.
3. Logan Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1955); Page 383; WV Archives Web Site.
James E. Trent; age 35; born in Kistler, WV; divorced; living at Slagle, WV; son of Sampson and Allie
(Toler) Trent; married on 31 Oct 1055 at Henlawson, WV; Erma Jean Collins; age 23; born in OH;
divorced; living at Slagle, WV; daughter of Isaac and Rosie Gertrude (Ball) Collins.
4. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007: Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: James Edwin Trent
[James E Trent]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 9 Feb 1920
Birth Place: Kistler Loga, West Virginia
Death Date: 24 Aug 1995
Father: Sampson Trent
Mother: Allie F Toler
SSN: 236055010
Notes: Nov 1936: Name listed as JAMES EDWIN TRENT;
12 Sep 1995: Name listed as JAMES E TRENT"
5. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
James E. Trent; born on 9 Feb 1920; died on 24 Aug 1995; Living at Oceana, Wyoming Co, WV at
death; SS#236-05-5010; card issued in WV before 1951.
6. Wyoming Co, WV Web Site; Cemeteries, Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheney; "The RoseGarden"
James E. Trent; born on 9 Feb 1920; died on 24 Aug 1995; "S/Sgt US Army WW II; Purple Heart";
buried here.
7. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Patty Greene; 9 Sep 2011.
" James Edwin Trent
Birth 9 Feb 1920
USA
Death 24 Aug 1995 (aged 75)
USA
Burial
Palm Memorial Gardens
Matheny, Wyoming County, West Virginia, USA
Plot Rose Garden"

Additional Information Posted:
"Son of Sampson S. Trent (1876-1967) & Alafair "Allie" Toler-Trent (1882-1953).

"Brother of Belva Trent (1902-Deceased), Aisie H. Trent (1904-Deceased), Widdie Trent (1906-Deceased), Kelly E. Trent (1908-Deceased), Grace Trent (1911-Deceased), Jesse Trent (1913-Deceased), and Ruth Trent (B. 1922).

"Married to Hazel Adkins-Trent. The marriage ended in divorce.

"Also married to Erma Jean Collins-Johnson-Trent (1930-2018) on October 31, 1955 in Logan County, WV (per WV Marriage License Register, Logan County, WV, 1955, Page 383, Application Date: October 27, 1955).

"James Edwin Trent attended Logan High School, Logan, Logan County, WV. He entered the U.S. Army on December 14, 1942. He served as a S.Sgt at Camp McCain, MS; England, France, Germany. He was awarded four Battle Stars, Combat Inf Badge, and Purple Heart for service in World War II."


Erma Jean Collins

1. Logan Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1955); Page 383; WV Archives Web Site.
James E. Trent; age 35; born in Kistler, WV; divorced; living at Slagle, WV; son of Sampson and Allie
(Toler) Trent; married on 31 Oct 1055 at Henlawson, WV; Erma Jean Collins; age 23; born in OH;
divorced; living at Slagle, WV; daughter of Isaac and Rosie Gertrude (Ball) Collins.
2. Stafford Family Funeral Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"Erma Jean Trent, 88, of Oceana, WV passed away on Tuesday June 19, 2018 at Princeton Community
Hospital. She was born January 12, 1930 in Harlan County, KY a daughter of the late Issac Newton and
Rosie Gertrude Ball Collins. Erma was a retired cook for the Wyoming County Board of Education, having
cooked at Baileysville High and Elementary, Long Branch, Huff Consolidated, Berlin McKinney and Road
Branch Schools. After retirement she worked for Hardees in Oceana making Biscuits. In addition to her
parents she is preceded in death by her husband James Edwin Trent; a daughter Brenda Carol Trent; two
sons James Elliott Trent and Jesse Lynn Trent; and three sisters Janorah Bowens, Ethan Marie Sparks and
Mennie Mayes; and two brothers Emmitt Collins and Warren G. Harding Collins, Erma was the last
surviving member of her immediate family. Survivors include her loving son Elmo Johnson and wife Connie
of Daniels; three grandchildren Scotty E. Johnson and wife Alicia, Richard Elliott Johnson and wife Jessica
and Travis Trent; six great grandchildren Derek Johnson, Kynli Johnson, Evan R. Johnson, Nicholas
Johnson, Brittany Trent and J.R. Trent; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will
be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday June 23rd in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with
Rev. Algie Cook officiating. She will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may
gather with the family from 5 - 8:00 PM on Friday June 22nd at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be
family and friends. Special thanks to Shirley Cline and the late Delbert "Red" Cline who were her angels
sent to help and watch over Erma and a special part of the family Laura Sebastian for taking care of our
mother in your loving way. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV"
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Patty Greene; 21 Jun 2018.
" Erma Jean Collins Johnson Trent
Birth 12 Jan 1930
Harlan County, Kentucky, USA
Death 19 Jun 2018 (aged 88)
Princeton, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Palm Memorial Gardens
Matheny, Wyoming County, West Virginia"

Additional Information Posted; Obit; Personal Photo; Marriage Record.


Frank Serreno

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1963); Page 397; WV Archives Web Site.
Frank Serreno; age 42; born in Superior, WV; divorced; living at c/o Happy's Market, Welch, WV;
married on 2 Nov 1963 in Welch, WV; Justine Pauline Fox; age 35; born at Long Bottom, WV (sic,
Brooks, WV); divorced; living at Welch, WV.


Justine Pauline Bennett

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1947); Page 51; WV Archives Web Site.
Dewey Belcher; age 23; born in Kimball, WV; single; living at Havaco, WV; married on 7 Jun 1947 at
Wilcoe, WV; Justine Pauline Bennett; age 18; born in Brooks, WV; single; living at Havaco, WV; with
consent of Frank T. Bennett, father of Justine Pauline Bennett.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1954); Page 452; WV Archives Web Site.
Alvin Herbert Fox; age 30; born in North Tazewell, VA; widowed; living at Gary, WV; married on 1 Jan
1954 at Welch, WV; Justine Pauline Belcher; age 24; born in Brooks, WV; divorced; living at Gary, WV.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1963); Page 397; WV Archives Web Site.
Frank Serreno; age 42; born in Superior, WV; divorced; living at c/o Happy's Market, Welch, WV;
married on 2 Nov 1963 in Welch, WV; Justine Pauline Fox; age 35; born at Long Bottom, WV (sic,
Brooks, WV); divorced; living at Welch, WV.
4. Giles Co, VA; Marriage License #74-023689; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Herbert Lewis Roope; age 45; born 2 Aug 1928 in WV; divorced; this is his 2nd marriage; 4 yrs HS
education; living at 157 Riverside Dr, Welch, WV; son of Billy Boyd amd Iris Virginia (Hundley) Roope;
married on 6 Jun 1974 at Pearisburg, VA; Justine Pauline Serreno; maiden name Bennett; age 45;
born 23 Oct 1928 in WV; divorced; this is her 4th marriage; 8th grade education; living at 157
Riverside Dr, Welch, WV; daughter of Franklin Theodore and Lola Delphia (Atkins) Bennett.