McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Sarah Ella Cook

1. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Center District, taken on 18 Apr 1910;
Page 216A, Family #37.
Listed as Sarah E. Cook, age 7, born in WV, in household of father, Raleigh W. Cooke.
2. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Center District, taken on 15/16 Jan 1920, Page 189B, Family #9.
Listed as Ella S. Cook, age 17, born in WV, in household of mother, Rue Tautee Shields Cooke.


Ezra Vanover

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 19 Apr 1930; Page 239B; Image 34
of 35; Family #268/272.
Listed as Ezra Vanover; age 9; born in WV; in household of father, Simon Vanover.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; E.D. 24-59; taken on 30 Apr 1940; Page 1165B;
Image 32 of 64; Household #271.
Listed as Ezra Vanover; age 18; born in WV; single; 7th grade education; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; new worker; in household of father, James S. Vanover.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1959); Page 201; WV Archives Web Site.
Ezra Vanover; age 39; born and living at Iaeger, WV; single; married on 14 Jul 1949 at Welch, WV;
Irene kennedy; age 32; born at Lex, WV; single; living at Iaeger, WV.
4. US Public Records Index, Vol #2; 1950-1993; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Ezra Vanover; born 31 Aug 1921 living at PO Box 194, Iaeger, WV 24844-0194.
5. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Ezra Vanover; born 31 Aug 1921; died 29 Jul 1988; last residence, Iaeger, WV; SS#235-26-1080;
card issued in WV before 1951.
6. Virginia Death Records, 1912-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Ezra Vanover; died 31 Aug 1921 in Buchanan Co, VA.
7. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Reed Cemetery, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by Professional Family Trees;
5 Feb 2007.
Ezra Vanover; bor 31 Aug 1921; died 29 Jul 1988; buried here; no grave marker photo shown; cemetery
entrance photo shown.


Bobby Jack Cook

1. Tankersley Funeral Home; Mullens, WV; Posted Obit.
"U.S. Veteran; Bobby Jack Cook, 84, who spent most of his life in Mullens, passed away on October 10, 2018 at his home in Scott Depot, WV he lovingly shared with his daughter, Suzanne Nichols, her husband Steve Nichols, and grandchildren Jack Peters, Emerson Dial, Carson Nichols, Ethan Nichols and Madison Peters of Huntington. Also left to cherish his memory is his son, David Cook and wife Monica and grandson, John David of Montgomery.

"Bobby was preceded in death by his devoted wife of 43 years, Peggy (Brooks) Cook, parents Wendell and Marie (Myers) Cook and his sister Brenda Houck.

"Bobby served his country in the United States Army from 1958-1960. He was employed by Norfolk Southern Railroad for 25 years until glaucoma started to take his sight. In 1993, Bobby lost all of his sight but it didn't slow him down. He remained positive, never said “I can't do that” and continued to live life to the fullest. Bobby loved meeting new people, dancing, and engaging in new adventures. He enjoyed his time at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical center learning to use a computer and other technology.

"The family would like to thank the Hershel Woody Williams VA Medical Center and Hospice Care for the care and guidance they provided. Instead of flowers, please make a donation for Veterans or Hospice Care.

"Services will be 8:00 P.M. Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Tankersley Funeral Home Chapel, Mullens with Rev. Lewis Arnold officiating...."


Robert Lee Ashworth

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Sam Eanes; 7 Jun 2012.
" Robert Lee Ashworth
Birth 7 Mar 1901
USA
Death 29 Jan 1967 (aged 65)
USA
Burial
Roselawn Burial Park
Martinsville, Martinsville City, Virginia,"


Lillian Grace Foley

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Sam Eanes; 31 May 2012.
" Lillian Grace Foley Ashworth
Birth 3 Aug 1902
Buffalo Ridge, Patrick County, Virginia, USA
Death 7 Apr 1993 (aged 90)
Martinsville, Martinsville City, Virginia, USA
Burial
Roselawn Burial Park
Martinsville, Martinsville City, Virginia"


Columbus Walter Hall

1. Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940; LDS Web Site.
Columbus W. Hall; age 20; born in Patrick Co, VA; single; son of Joseph and Rachel; married on
24 Nov 1903 in Carroll Co, VA; Lucy J. Love; age 16; born in Carroll Co, VA; single; daughter of
William T. and Margaret F. Love.
2. Carroll Co, VA; WW I Draft Registration Card #646; 12 Sep 1918; LDS Web Site.
Columbus Walter Hall; age 35; born 29 Apr 1883; living at Laurel Fork, Carroll Co, VA; farmer; nearest
relative, Ranzy Lee Hall (son); Laurel Fork, VA; medium height and build; brown eyes and dark hair.
3. 1920 Census, Carroll Co, VA; Laurel Fork; taken on 30 Jan 1920; Page 98A; Image 23 of 38; Family #226/232.
Listed as Columbus W. Hall; age 37; widowed; grain farmer; head of household.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1924); Page 188; WV Archives Web Site.
Walter Hall; age 42; born in Patrick Co, VA; widowed; timberman; living at Wilcoe, WV; son of Joe and
Rachel; married on 1 Feb 1924 at Havaco, WV; Ethel Pack; age 22; born in McDowell Co, WV; single;
daughter of George and Lissie.
5. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Havaco; E.D. 24-4; taken on 8 May 1940; Page 74B;
Image 20 of 30; Household #149.
Listed as Columbus W. Hall; age 58; born in VA; married; 1st grade education; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; loader in coal mine; head of household.
6. McDowell Co, WV; WW II Draft Registration Card #U-1634; 27 Apr 1942; LDS Web Site.
Columbus Walter Hall; age 59; born 29 Apr 1882 in Patrick Co, VA; living at Havaco, WV; employed
by New River and Pocahontas Cons. Coal Co, at Capels, WV; person who will always know address,
Ethel Hall, Havaco, WV; 5'9" tall; 138 lbs; brown eyes; brown hair; sallow complexion.
7. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #1878; WV Archives Web Site.
Columbus Walter Hall; age 69; born in Apr 1882 (sic, 1883) in Carrol (sic, Patrick) Co, VA; living at Iaeger,
WV; miner; SS# 232-14-6499; son of W.M. and Rachel (Love, sic, Bowman) Hall; died 21 Feb 1952 in
Grace Hospital, Welch, WV; due to crebral vascular accident with hypertension; buried 24 Feb 1952 at Roderfield.
8. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by;
B. Walls; 21 Jul 2014.
Columbus W. Hall; born 29 Apr 1882 (sic, 1883); died 21 Feb 1952; buried here; headstone photo shown;
"AT REST".


Ethel Pack

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1924); Page 188; WV Archives Web Site.
Walter Hall; age 42; born in Patrick Co, VA; widowed; timberman; living at Wilcoe, WV; son of Joe and
Rachel; married on 1 Feb 1924 at Havaco, WV; Ethel Pack; age 22; born in McDowell Co, WV; single;
daughter of George and Lissie.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Havaco; E.D. 24-4; taken on 8 May 1940; Page 74B;
Image 20 of 30; Household #149.
Listed as Ethel Hall; age 33; born in WV; married; 4th grade education; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Columbus Walter Hall.


Margie Hall

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Havaco; E.D. 24-4; taken on 8 May 1940; Page 74B;
Image 20 of 30; Household #149.
Listed as Margie Hall; age 14; born in WV; 8th grade education; attending school; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Columbus Walter Hall.


Shirley M. Hall

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Havaco; E.D. 24-4; taken on 8 May 1940; Page 74B;
Image 20 of 30; Household #149.
Listed as Shirley M. Hall; age 13; born in WV; 6th grade education; attending school; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Columbus Walter Hall.


Richard McKinley "Dick" Ashworth Sr

1. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Richard McKinley Ashworth
[Richard M Ashworth]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 19 Jun 1942
Birth Place: Welch McDona, West Virginia
Death Date: 9 Aug 2005
Father: Ezra M Ashworth
Mother: Eloise P West
SSN: 232660115
Notes: Jul 1958: Name listed as RICHARD MCKINLEY ASHWORTH;
08 Sep 2005: Name listed as RICHARD M ASHWORTH"
2. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Richard M. Ashworth
Last Residence:
45669 Proctorville, Lawrence, Ohio
BORN: 19 Jun 1942
Died: 9 Aug 2005
State (Year) SSN issued: North Carolina or West Virginia (1958)"
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Patty Greene; 13 Jul 2007.
" Richard McKinley “Dick” Ashworth, Sr
Birth 19 Jun 1942
Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 9 Aug 2005 (aged 63)
Proctorville, Lawrence County, Ohio, USA
Burial
Ashworth Cemetery
Ghent, Raleigh County, West Virginia"

Additional Information Posted:
"Richard "Dick" McKinley Ashworth, 63, of Proctorville, Ohio went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, August 9, 2005. He was born June 19, 1942, in Welch, WV, a son of Eloise West-Ashworth (B. 1922) of Ft. Myers, FL and the late Ezra McKinley Ashworth (1915-1978).

"Upon graduating from WVU in 1965, Dick worked for Firestone Tire and Rubber Company and Liberty Mutual Insurance Company in Richmond, Va. In 1970, he moved his family to Beckley, WV, where he went into the family-owned business, Ashworth's True Value Hardware Store and Ashworth's Suzuki and Harley Davidson Shop. He also worked several years as sales manager with Dr. Pepper in Beckley.

"Music had always played an important role in his life. As a young man he played and recorded with the "Teen Tones" from Beckley. After serving a year as interim music director at Memorial Baptist Church in Beckley, he was called to a part time position as music and youth director at First Baptist Church in Hinton, WV. In 1986, Dick was called as a full time Minister of Music and Youth and Senior Adults at First Baptist Church in Kenova, WV. He was involved with the Youth for Christ program.

"Some of his favorite times were taking his teens on Mission Tours to Myrtle Beach, SC and planning and driving his Senior Adults and Saint's Alive Choir to many venues of service. Throughout his life and especially in this last year, he would always say "Because God is so amazing, I am so blessed!"

"In addition to his mother, Dick is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Shea Lee Davis-Ashworth (B. 1943); two sons and their wives, Richard M. Ashworth, Jr. and Rebecca A. Ashworth, Christopher D. Ashworth and Melissa K. Ashworth; one very special grandson, Nathan Ashworth; a sister and brother-in-law, Lila Ashworth-McCormack and K. "Buzz" McCormack of Beckley, two brothers-in-law and their wives, H. Cole Davis and Jeannie of Tucson, AZ, and D. Edward Davis and Linda of Morgantown, WV; a niece, Shea Lively; nephews, Evan, Ryan and Coleman Davis, and David and Matthew McCormack; and one very special friend, Dave McComas.

"A celebration of his life will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 13, 2005, at the First Baptist Church of Kenova, of which he was a member, with the Rev. Tom Sharp, the Rev. Rob Jones, the Rev. Steve Willis and the Rev. Michael Branson officiating. A graveside service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Ashworth-McKinney Cemetery in Ghent, WV. "


Ezra Mckinley Ashworth

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1941); Page 149; WV Archives Web Site.
Ezra M. Ashworth; age 26; born in Grandview, WV; single; living at Welch, WV; married on 23 Jul 1941
at Welch, WV; Eloise West; age 21; born in WV; single; living at Welch, WV.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Patty Greene; 13 Jul 2007.
" Ezra McKinley Ashworth
Birth 1915
Grandview, Raleigh County, West Virginia, USA
Death 1978 (aged 62–63)
USA
Burial
Ashworth Cemetery
Ghent, Raleigh County, West Virginia"


Eloise P. West

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1941); Page 149; WV Archives Web Site.
Ezra M. Ashworth; age 26; born in Grandview, WV; single; living at Welch, WV; married on 23 Jul 1941
at Welch, WV; Eloise West; age 21; born in WV; single; living at Welch, WV.


Hattie Mae Blankenship

1. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007: Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Hattie Mae Turner
[Hattie Mae Blankenship]
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 3 May 1896
Birth Place: Rich Creek G, Virginia
Father: Walter S Blankenship
Mother: Henrietta Cooper
SSN: 232761209
Notes: Nov 1963: Name listed as HATTIE MAE TURNER"
2. Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Hattie Blankenship Turner
[Hattie Blankenship Blankenship]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Death Age: 71
Birth Date: 3 May 1896
Death Date: 12 Aug 1967
Death Place: Narrows, Giles, Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 7 Sep 1967
Father: Walter Blankenship
Mother: Etta Cooper
Spouse: Charles Henry Turner
Certificate Number: 1967023191"