Selected Families and Individuals

Notes


Lamar W. Royer

1. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Lamar W Royer
Birth Date: 7 Jul 1922
Address: 303 Chalmers Ave, Glen Burnie, MD, 21061-2045 (1994)"


Dixie Charlotte Atwell

1. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Charollte Royer
Birth Date: 4 Dec 1934
Address: 303 Chalmers Ave, Glen Burnie, MD, 21061-2045 (1995)
[1064 5th St, Glen Burnie, MD, 21060-6712 (1995)] "
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Dixie Charlotte Atwell
[Dixie Campbell]
[Charlotte Campbell]
[Charlotte Royer]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 4 Dec 1934
Birth Place: Iaeger McDow, West Virginia
[Garland Mcdo??, West Virginia]
Death Date: 16 Jul 2004
Father: Charles Atwell
Mother: Hazel Muncy
SSN: 216300122
Notes: Jun 1950: Name listed as DIXIE CHARLOTTE ATWELL;
Oct 1955: Name listed as DIXIE CAMPBELL;
Feb 1961: Name listed as CHARLOTTE CAMPBELL;
Jun 1966: Name listed as CHARLOTTE ROYER;
18 Feb 1987: Name listed as CHARLOTTE ATWELL ROYER;
26 May 1988: Name listed as CHARLOTTE A ROYER"
3. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Charlotte Royer
SSN: 216-30-0122
Last Residence:
21061 Glen Burnie, Anne Arundel, Maryland, USA
Born: 4 Dec 1934
Died: 16 Jul 2004
State (Year) SSN issued: Maryland (Before 1951)"


Robert Hampton Crotty

1. Giles Co, VA; Marriage License #1583; Ancestry.com Website.
Robert Hampton Crotty; age 59; born in Giles Co, VA; widowed; salesman; living in Athens, WV; son
of Daniel Floyd and Virginia (Robinson) Crotty; married on 11 jan 1956 in Pearisburg, VA; Margaret
Frances Knight Brown; maiden name Knight; age 48 ; born in Coaldale, Mercer Co, WV; divorced;
one previous marriage; sales person; living in Athens, WV; daughter of Ellsworth William and Edith
Rebecca (Brocious) Knight.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submited by linda; 24 Nov 2012.
" Robert Hampton Crotty
Birth 27 Aug 1896
Death 2 Sep 1970 (aged 74)
Burial
Resthaven Memorial Park
Princeton, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 86602520"


Margaret Frances Knight

1. 1910 Census, Mercer Co, WV; District #7; Coaldale; taken on 11 May 1910; Page 36A; Image 5 of 6;
Family #44.
Listed as Margaret Knight; age 3; born in WV; in household of father, Elsworth L. Knight.
2. Giles Co, VA; Marriage License #1583; Ancestry.com Website.
Robert Hampton Crotty; age 59; born in Giles Co, VA; widowed; salesman; living in Athens, WV; son
of Daniel Floyd and Virginia (Robinson) Crotty; married on 11 jan 1956 in Pearisburg, VA; Margaret
Frances Knight Brown; maiden name Knight; age 48 ; born in Coaldale, Mercer Co, WV; divorced;
one previous marriage; sales person; living in Athens, WV; daughter of Ellsworth William and Edith
Rebecca (Brocious) Knight.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submited by linda; 24 Nov 2012.
" Margaret Frances Knight Crotty
Birth 21 Jun 1907
Death 18 Jan 1968 (aged 60)
Burial
Resthaven Memorial Park
Princeton, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 101229670"
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; "Nancy Sly" Article; Page 238;
submitted by Nancy Sly, Welch, WV 24801.
"...married Cecil Brown..."


Melvin Trent

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Clear Fork District, taken on 21/22/23 Jan 1920, Page 210B,
Family #108.
Listed as Melvin Trent, age 2 yrs, 4 mons, born in WV, in household of father, Harman Trent.
2. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Clear Fork District, taken on 8 Apr 1930, Page 167B, Family #56.
Listed as Melvin Trent, age 12, born in WV, in household of father, Harman Trent.
3. Social Security Death Index; LDS Web Site.
Melvin Trent; born on 2 Aug 1917; died in Jun 1977; living at Clear Fork, Wyoming Co, WV at death.
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Trent Family Cemetery-Laure Branch, Rockview, Wyoming Co, WV; submitted
by Patty Greene; 16 Feb 2016.
Melvin Trent; born 28 Aug 1918; died in Jun 1977; buried here; no grave marker photo shown.
"Melvin Trent, 58, of Clear Fork passed away in June, 1977. Born August 28, 1918 (SS states1917), he was the son of the late Harman Trent (1883-1962) and Margaret Kennedy-Trent (1894-1927).

"Melvin was a former coal miner and a veteran of World War II. He belonged to the Veterans of Foreign Wars and was a lifelong resident of Wyoming County.

"He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Vida Aliff-Trent-Chambers; two daughters, Betty Jo Trent-King and Geraldine Trent-Pinter (1950-2012), both of Gary; three sons, Gary Eugene "Gene" Trent (Deceased), Michael Trent, and Dwight Trent (1957-2016), all at home; three brothers. Fleming Trent (1916-2006) of Clear Fork, Virgil Trent (B. 1925) of Crestview, FL, and Verna Trent (1920-1988) of Ohio; three sisters, Octavia Trent-Chambers (1915-1979), Ruby Trent-Miller (B. 1924) and Minnie F. Trent-Toler-Sowers (1913-1980), all of Clear Fork; and four grandchildren.

"Services will be held on Monday at 1:00 p.m. in the Calfee Funeral Service Chapel. Burial will follow in the Trent Family Cemetery at Laurel Branch...."


Zida Aliff

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Baileysville District; taken 8 Apr 1930; Page 78B; Image 14 of 25;
Family #122/120.
Listed as Zida Aliff; age 6; born in WV; in household of father, Lewis B. Aliff.
2. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Baileysville District; Laural Branch; E.D. 55-1; taken on 23 Apr 1940;
Page 8A; Image 15 of 45; Household #103.
Listed as Zita Aliff; age 16; born in WV; single; 8th grade education; lived in same house on 1 Apr
1935; in household of father, Lewis B. Aliff.
3. US Public Records, 1950-1993; Vol #1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Zida Trent Chambers; born 25 Sep 1923; living at PO Box 58 Clearfork, WV in 1993.
4. Stafford Funeral Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"Zida Aliff Trent Chambers, 96, of Laurel Branch, Clear Fork, WV went home to be with the Lord on Monday
January 6, 2020 Beckley Appalachian Hospital, Beckley, WV. She was born on September 25, 1923 in Laurel
Branch, WV a daughter of the late Bee and Cora Toler Aliff. Zida is the last of her immediate family. In addition to
her parents she is preceded death by three brothers Albert (Ruth), Raymond (Masil) and Elmer (Elouine) Aliff; her
children Gene Trent, Geraldine Trent Pinter and Dwight Trent; her first husband Melvin Trent; and her second
husband Herbert Chambers. Survivors include her daughter Betty and Jerry King, with whom she lived and her
son Mike Trent all of Clear Fork; six grandchildren Jodi and Scott Parsons of Clear Fork, Randy King and Mark
Gonzalez of Jasper, AL, Angie and Kevin Battle of Perrysburg, OH, Amy Pinter of Oceana, Adam and Courtney
Trent of Clear Fork and Heather Trent of Charlotte, NC; great grandchildren Jeremiah Parsons and Addie Parsons
of Laurel Branch, Emily Battle of Perrysburg, OH, Harlee Pinter of Oceana and Jase Trent of Laurel Branch; and a
host of cousins, nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on
Saturday January 11th in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Pastor Hannibal
Blankenship, Jr. officiating. She will be laid to rest in Trent Family Cemetery, Laurel Branch, WV. Friends may
gather with the family from 12 pm until time of services on Saturday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be
family and friends. Special thanks to the doctors and nurses at Beckley ARH, Shannon Ward of Council of Aging
and Marcella Lester, RN of the UMWA. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco,
WV."


Gary Eugene "Gene" Trent

1. US Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Gary E Trent
Residence Date 01 Jan 1998
Residence Place Clear Fork, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 07 Feb 1948
Address 58 PO Box
Address Continued Clear Fork, West Virginia 24822"


Dott McReynolds

1. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Dot McReynolds
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 35
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Date: 26 Feb 1905
Birth Place: Hansonville, Virginia, USA
Residence Place: Bandy, Tazewell, Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 16 Oct 1940
Registration Place: Bandy, Tazewell, Virginia, USA
Employer: The Pocahontas Corp
Weight: 150
Complexion: Ruddy
Eye Color: Gray
Hair Color: Black
Height: 5 8
Next of Kin: Gracie Brown Mcreynolds
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Dot McReynolds Self (Head)
Gracie Brown Mcreynolds Wife"
2. Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Dott Mcreynolds
Gender: Male
Race: White
Death Age: 53
Birth Date: 26 Feb 1905
Death Date: 22 Mar 1958
Death Place: Bandy, Tazewell, Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 1 Apr 1958
Father: John Mcreynolds
Mother: Dora Garrett
Spouse: Grace Brown
Certificate Number: 1958008770"


Grace Fern Brown

1. Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Grace Fern Mcreynolds
[Grace Fern Brown]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Death Age: 57
Birth Date: 11 Mar 1911
Death Date: 8 Feb 1969
Death Place: Richlands, Tazewell, Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 24 Feb 1969
Father: Henry Brown
Mother: Maude Richardson
Spouse: Dot Mcreynolds
Certificate Number: 1969006680"
2. Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Grace Fern McReynolds
Birth Date: 11 Mar 1911
Death Date: 8 Feb 1969
Cemetery: Clinch Valley Memorial Cemetery and Mausoleum
Burial or Cremation Place: Richlands, Tazewell County, Virginia, United States of America
Has Bio?: N
Spouse: Dot McReynolds
Children: Sherman W. McReynolds
Jimmy Roger McReynolds
Dot McReynolds "


Martha Jane Cordell

1. Virginia Marriage, 1785-1940; LDS Web Site.
George D. Holcomb; age 23; born in NC; single; son of George and Polly; married on 29 Mar 1896
in Tazewell Co, VA; MarthaJ. Covdill (sic, Caudill); age 19; born in Tazewell Co, VA; single;
daughter of C.C. and Margaret.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Welch; taken on 2 May 1910; Page 182A;
Image 13 of 21; Family #118/120.
Listed as Martha A. Holcomb; age 36; born in VA; maried once for 15 yrs; 6 children, 5 living; in
household of husband, G.Dee Holcomb.
3. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Marytown; taken on 24 Jan 1920; Page
226B; Image 10 of 11; Family #295/298.
Listed as Martha Homcomb; age 43; born in VA; married; in household of husband, G.Dee
Holcomb.
4. "Wyoming County, WC Heritage", "Fred and Lois Bailey" article, WGS, page 78.
Fred Bailey; son of Robert and Maggie Holcomb Bailey; born on 27 Jul 1917 at
Robinette, Logan Co, WV.
Maggie Holcomb; daughter of D. and Martha Cordle Holcomb.
5. Wyoming Co, WV Web Site, Cemeteries; http://members.aol.com/jlcooke2/cemetery.htm.
Martha Holcomb; born on 17 Mar 1873; died on 22 Jun 1953; buried in Shannon Cemetery,
Baileysville, Wyoming Co, WV.


George Alexander Baker Sr

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Big Creek Township, taken on 21 Jun 1900, page 84B,
Family #207.
Listed as George Baker, age 16, in May 1886, in household of father, Dimmon Baker.
2. Ancestry.com Web Site, Dimmon Baker search, 21 Apr 2002, submitted by Gary Wade,
glwade@ligtel.com.
George Alexander Baker; born on 6 May 1886 on Big Creek, McDowell Co, WV;
married Mary Belle Taylor, daughter of Lee and Malinda Bishop Taylor.
3. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Big Creek District, taken on 2 May 1910, Page 200A, Family #234.
Listed as George A. Baker, age 22, born in WV, in household of father, Dimmon Baker.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1911); Page 401; WV Archives Web Site.
G.A. Baker; age 23; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; farmer; living in Berwind, WV; son of Dimon
and Jane; married on 7 Sep 1911 in Caretta, WV; Eula (sic, error in spelling) Brewster; age 17; born
in McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Joseph and Visa.
5. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1919); Page 403; WV Archives Web Site.
Alex Baker; age 33; born in McDowell Co, WV; widowed; farmer; living at Cucumber, WV; son of
Demon and Jane; married on 21 Jab 1919 at Caretta, WV; Mary Bell Taylor; age 18; born in
Tazewell Co, VA; singe; daughter of Lee and M. L.
6. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; E.D. 24-22; taken 15 May 1940; Page 461A;
Image 67 of 68; Household #531.
Listed as Alex Baker; age 52; born in WV; married; 4th grade education; lived in same house on 1
Apr 1940; outside? timberman for coal mine; head of household.
7. Louisa Co, VA; Death Certificate #82-013614; Ancestry.com Web Site.
George Alex Baker; age 96; born 4 May 1885 in WV; married; husband of Mary Taylor Baker; retired
farmer; living at Rt 2, Box 202, Mineral, VA; son of Dimmon and Rebecca (Harmon) Baker; died
29 Apr 1982 at his home; due to Myocardial infarction; with coronary heart disease; surgery for
abdominal hernia in Apr 1982; buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Louisa Co, VA; informant, Mary Taylor
Baker.
8. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by FDP; 8 Oct 2008.
" George Alex Baker
Birth 6 May 1885
West Virginia, USA
Death 29 Apr 1982 (aged 96)
Mineral, Louisa County, Virginia, USA
Burial
Hillcrest Cemetery
Louisa, Louisa County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 30432227"


Lucinda "Lula" Brewster

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 15 Jun 1900; Page 81A;
Family #146/146.
Listed as Lulia Brewster; age 5; born in WV in May 1895; in household of father, Joseph Brewster.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Big Creek District, taken on 27 May 1910,
Page 183A, Family #172.
Listed as Lulu Brewster, age 15, born in WV, in household of father, Joseph Brewster.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1911); Page 401; WV Archives Web Site.
G.A. Baker; age 23; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; farmer; living in Berwind, WV; son of Dimon
and Jane; married on 7 Sep 1911 in Caretta, WV; Eula (sic, error in spelling) Brewster; age 17; born
in McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Joseph and Visa.