McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV; Families and Individuals

Notes


Leonard Quesada Sr

1.1930 Census, Cambria Co, PA; Scalp Level Borough; 1042 First Street; taken on 19 Apr 1930; Page 147A;
Image 19 of 38; Family #183/188.
Listed as Leonard Quesada; age 35; born in Mexico; married at 15; alien; immigrated to us in 1916;
loader in coal mine; head of household.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Capels; E.D. 24-34; taken on 9 Apr 1940;
Page 682B; Image 16 of 36; Household #103.
Listed as Leonard Quezada; age 45; born in Mexico; married; no education; alien; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; coal miner; head of household.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #3214; WV Archives Web Site.
Leonard Quesada; age 64; born 12 Apr 1891 in Mexico; married; coal miner; SS# 232-16-7388;
living at Capels, WV; son of Seferino and Maryianna Quesada; died 18 Feb 1956 in Stevens Clinic,
Welch, WV; due to anaplastic adenocarcinoma of the lungs; buried; 20 Feb 1956 in Iaeger Memorial
Cemetery, Roderfield, WV; informant, Leonard Quesada, Jr.
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 16 Dec 2013.
Leonard Quesada; born 12 Apr 1891; died 18 Feb 1956; buried here; double headstone photo shown
with wife, Refugia Quesada.


Refugia Esparsa

1.1930 Census, Cambria Co, PA; Scalp Level Borough; 1042 First Street; taken on 19 Apr 1930; Page 147A;
Image 19 of 38; Family #183/188.
Listed as Refugia Quesada; age 34; born in Mexico; married at 14; alien; immigrated to us in 1916;
in household of husband, Leonard Quesada.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Capels; E.D. 24-34; taken on 9 Apr 1940;
Page 682B; Image 16 of 36; Household #103.
Listed as Refugail Quezada; age 44; born in Mexico; married; no education; alien; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Leonard Quesada.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 16 Dec 2013.
Refugia Quesada; born 30 Sep 1895; died 12 Dec 1976; buried here; double headstone photo shown
with husband, Leonard Quesada.


Natalie Quesada

1.1930 Census, Cambria Co, PA; Scalp Level Borough; 1042 First Street; taken on 19 Apr 1930; Page 147A;
Image 19 of 38; Family #183/188.
Listed as Natalie Quesada; age 10; born in PA; in household of father, Leonard Quesada.
2. Preston Co, WV; Death Certificate #15411; WV Archives Web Site.
Natalie Quesada; age 16 yrs, 10 mons; 11 days; born 1 Dec 1919, PA; single; student
living at Capels, WV; daughter of Leonard and Refugo Quesada, both born in
Mexico; died 12 Oct 1936 in Hopemount Sanitarium, Hopemont, preston Co, WV; due
to pulmonary TB; buried 12 Oct 1936 in Welch (sic, Iaeger Memorial, Roderfield), WV.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 22 Dec 2013.
Natalie Quesada; born 1 Dec 1919; died 12 Oct 1936; buried here; headstone photo shown
with personal photo shown.


Gloria Quesada

1.1930 Census, Cambria Co, PA; Scalp Level Borough; 1042 First Street; taken on 19 Apr 1930; Page 147A;
Image 19 of 38; Family #183/188.
Listed as Aurora Quesada; age 3 yrs, 2 mons; born in PA; in household of father, Leonard Quesada.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Capels; E.D. 24-34; taken on 9 Apr 1940;
Page 682B; Image 16 of 36; Household #103.
Listed as Gloria Quezada; age 13; born in PA; single; 7th grade education; attending school;lived in
same house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Leonard Quesada.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #12354; WV Archives Web Site.
Gloria Quesada; age 17 yrs, 9 mons; 11 days; born 24 Oct 1926 in Scalp Level, PA; single;
living at Capels, WV; daughter of Leonard and Refugia (Espanoza) Quesada, both born in
Mexico; died 4 Aug 1944 in Stevens Clinic, Welch, WV; due to pulmonary TB; buried 6 Aug
1944 in Iaeger Memorial, Roderfield, WV; informant; Leonard Quesada, Capels, WV.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 9 Mar 2014.
Gloria Quesada; born 24 Oct 1926; died 4 Aug 1944; buried here; headstone photo shown; "GONE
BUT NOT FORGOTTEN".


Joseph Quesada

1. Quesada Family Tree; Ancestry.com Web Site; posted by Ramona Pinter.
Joseph Quesada; son of Leonard and Refugia (Esparsa) Quesada; died in FL;
no other information; personal photo shown.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Capels; E.D. 24-34; taken on 9 Apr 1940;
Page 682B; Image 16 of 36; Household #103.
Listed as Joe Quezada; age 8; born in PA; 2nd grade education; attending school;lived in
same house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Leonard Quesada.
3. "The Daily Commercial; Leesburg, FL; Saturday, April 6, 2002; Posted Obit; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Mabel Orgovan, 66, of Weirsdale, died Thursday (April 4, 2002) in Leesburg. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, she had lived in Weirsdale for the three years and was employed as an assistant manager of one of the Florida Turnpike's toll plazas. She was formerly a longtime resident of Coleman. Survivors include two sons, Charles L. Orgovan and Keith A. Orgovan, both of Weirsdale; two daughters, Karen J. Gedeon, of Summerfield, and Tami Orgovan, of Ozark, Ala.; her fiance, Joseph Quesada, of Oxford; 11 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughters. She is predeceased by two sons, Louis C. Orgovan and Kenneth J. Orgovan. ..."
4. U.S., Obituary Collection, 1930-2017; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Joseph Quesada
Gender: Male
Death Age: 76
Birth Date: 1932
Death Date: 8 Oct 2008
Obituary Date: 10 Oct 2008
Newspaper Title: News-Sun, The
Newspaper Place: Sebring, Florida, USA"
5. Obituary Daily Times Index, 1995-Current; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Joseph Quesada
Age at Death: 76
Birth Date: Abt 1932
Birth Place: Scalp Level PA
Death Date: abt 2008
Death Place: Oxford FL
Publication or Record Date: 10 Oct 2008
6. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Joseph Quesada
Last Residence:
34484 Oxford, Sumter, Florida
BORN: 19 Feb 1932
Died: 8 Oct 2008
State (Year) SSN issued: West Virginia (Before 1951)"


Robert Edward Queen

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Elbert; Circle Hill; taken on 18 Apr 1930; Page 96A;
Image 56 of 83; Family #474/479.
listed as Robert Queen; age 11; born in VA; in household of father, Zero Queen.
2. Camden Co, NC; Marriage License #14751; North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011;
Ancestry.com Web Site.
Robert E. Queen; age 25; living in Norfolk, VA; son of Zero V. and Goldie Queen of Elbert, WV;
married on 6 May 1944 in South Mills, NC; Shirley Virginia Stone; age 18; living in Newport News,
VA; daughter of J.L. and Beaula M. Stone, living in Elbert, WV.
3. North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994; LDS Web Site.
"Name Robert Edward Queen
Event Type Death
Event Date 20 May 1988
Event Place Jefferson, Ashe, North Carolina
Birth Year 1918
Burial Place Jefferson, North Carolina
Cemetery Ashelawn Memorial Gardens
Residence Place West Jefferson, Ashe, North Carolina
Address Rt. 3 Box 705-C
Gender Male
Age 69
Marital Status Married
Race (Original) White
Occupation Laboratory Technician
Birth Date 29 Aug 1918
Birthplace Victoria, Virginia
Father's Name Zero Queen
Mother's Name Goldie Newton
Spouse's Name Meryl Owens Queen"


Shirley Virginia Stone

1. Camden Co, NC; Marriage License #14751; North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011;
Ancestry.com Web Site.
Robert E. Queen; age 25; living in Norfolk, VA; son of Zero V. and Goldie Queen of Elbert, WV;
married on 6 May 1944 in South Mills, NC; Shirley Virginia Stone; age 18; living in Newport News,
VA; daughter of J.L. and Beaula M. Stone, living in Elbert, WV.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Farner-Cannaday Cemetery, Prilliman, Franklin Co, VA; submitted by
Joel Cannaday; 11 Jun 2015.
Shirley Virginia Stone Miano; born 17 Jun 1925 in McDowell Co, WV; died 10 Jun 2015 in Roanoke, VA;
buried here; no grave marker photo shown; personal photo posted.
"Shirley Stone Queen Miano
June 17, 1925 - June 10, 2015
Shirley Stone Queen Miano, 89, of Roanoke passed away June 10, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Miano and former husband, Robert Queen; parents, Jim and Beulah Akers Stone; daughter, Madola Queen; sisters, Lorna McGill, JoAnne Stone, and Patty Hornick; and brothers, Cedric and Danny Stone.

"Survivors include her daughter, Brenda Thompson (Virgil) Roanoke; son, Bobby Queen (Sylvia) Ridgeway, VA; grandchildren, Craig (Sheila) Thompson, Emilie (Andy) Ashworth, Chantell (Eric) Saulsbury, and Wesley (Teresa) Queen; stepdaughters, Donna (Morse) Chinsolo, Charlene (John) Dubetz., Rowena and Bonita Miano; great grandchildren, Hannah and Ben Thompson, Olivia, Ella, and Ava Ashworth, Miya and Keegan Saulsbury; and many extended family members.

'Born in McDowell County, WV, she spent most of her childhood in Franklin County, VA. Shirley lived many years in Gary and Wolf Pen WV, Norfolk and Bassett VA, Harrington, DE, Elizabethton, TN, and New Port Richey, FL.
Visitation will be held at Oakey's East Chapel, 5188 Cloverdale Rd, Roanoke on June 20th from 5-8. A graveside service will be held June 23rd at 2 PM at the Farner Thompson Stone Cemetery at 1521 Prillaman Switch Rd, Ferrum, VA
In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society, 2840 Electric Rd, Ste 106, Roanoke 24018.

"The family wishes to thank Amedisys Hospice, Home Instead, Teresa Ellis, Chris Lorenz, Dinah Gregory, Jane Smith and Brenda Brooks who helped care for her the past few years. On-line condolences may be sent to www.oakeys.com [Funeral Home announcement]"


Luther Edison Vance

1. "The Hertiage of McDowell County, WV 1858-1995", Vol I, McDowell Co Historical Society, 1995,
"Patsy Vance" article Page 255.
Patsy Victoria Horn Vance; born on 29 Dec 1902 at Paynesville, WV; daughter of Campbell and Mary
Elizabeth "Bettie" Lester Horn; married David R. Vance on 23 Apr 1919; children: Luther Edson,
Alonzo Wade, and Orville Linkous.
2. Dickenson Co, VA; Marriage License #23243; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Edisen Vance; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; miner; single; living at Paynesville, WV; son of
David R. and Patsy (Horne) Vance; married on 18 Aug 1951 in Clintwood, VA; Dorothy Stewart;
age 21; born in Buchanan Co, VA; single; living at Paynesville, WV; daughter of Firl and Sitha (Davis)
Stewart.


Dorothy Stewart

1. Dickenson Co, VA; Marriage License #23243; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Edisen Vance; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; miner; single; living at Paynesville, WV; son of
David R. and Patsy (Horne) Vance; married on 18 Aug 1951 in Clintwood, VA; Dorothy Stewart;
age 21; born in Buchanan Co, VA; single; living at Paynesville, WV; daughter of Firl and Sitha (Davis)
Stewart.
2. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Dorothy S. Vance, 82, of Paynesville, WV, died Sunday, April 23, 2017, in the Riverside Walter Reed Hospital in Gloucester, VA.

"Dorothy was born July 8, 1934, in Grundy, VA, a daughter of the late Firl and Sitha Davis Stewart. She attended school in Buchanan County, VA and McDowell County, WV. She was a homemaker and loved to read and crochet. Dorothy married the love of her life Elder Luther Edison Vance on August 18, 1951.

"In addition to her parents Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Elder Luther Edison Vance May 6, 2006; her infant brother Lee Stewart; a sister Mary Lou Vance; one great grandchild, Isaac Jackson; and three great grandsons, Joseph and Jordan McClanahan.

"Survivors include four children, Kathy (Robert) Bemisdarfer, Betty Vance, Paul (Delores) Vance, and David (Denise) Vance; nine grandchildren, Stephanie Bemisdarfer, Robert Bemisdarfer, Heather Haret, Scott Smith, Sarah White, David Turner, Justin Vance, Megan Brewer and Tyler Vance; 19 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; one brother, Walter (Nadine) Stewart; one sisterTrecy (J.W.) Shelton; a brother-in-law, Alonzo W. Vance; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

"Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 28, 2017, at 1 o'clock with Elder Erza Davis, Elder Jack Cantrell, Elder Harold Thornsbury, and Elder Jack Horne officiating at the Bee Branch Primitive Baptist Church in Paynesville, WV. Burial will follow in the Davis Cemetery on Davis Ridge Road near Paynesville, WV. ..."


Bobby Joe Adkins

1. "Wyoming County WV Heritage", WGS, 1995, "The Adkins Family" article, page 75.
2. Evans-Calfee Funeral Service; Oceana, WV; Posted Obit.
"Bobby Joe Adkins 73, of Key Rock, passed away Saturday May 13, 2017 at his home.

"Born November 6, 1943 in Key Rock, he was the son of the late Mose and Ida Jane Farley Adkins.

"Bobby loved the outdoors, he loved hunting and he was always joking and picking with everyone he knew. He loved making people laugh.

"In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by 8 brothers and sisters, and by his friend and hunting buddy Ester Adkins.

"Those left to cherish his memory include his longtime companion of 47 years Frances Sims. His children Robert Dale Sims, Debra Ann Kendall, Betty Jane DeLong, and Janet Sinecoff: his sister Dorothy Adkins: and his nephew that he loved as a son Roger Buck Adkins, 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, and many friends.

"Services celebrating the life of Bobby will be held Wednesday May 17, 2017 at 1:00pm in the chapel of Evans-Calfee Funeral Service in Pineville with Rev. Ernest Francis officiating. Burial will follow in the Privett Cemetery on Key Rock road in Pineville...".


James Wayne Johnson

1. North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979; LDS Web Site.
"Name Wayne Johnson
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 11 Mar 1950
Event Place Obids, Ashe, North Carolina, United States
Gender Male
Age 22
Marital Status Married
Race White
Birth Year (Estimated) 1928
Spouse's Name Meryl Owens
Spouse's Gender Female
Spouse's Age 18
Spouse's Race White
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated) 1932"
2. North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994; LDS Web Site.
"Name James Wayne Johnson
Event Type Death
Event Date 08 May 1973
Event Place Boone, Watauga, North Carolina
Birth Year 1927
Burial Date 10 May 1973
Burial Place Jefferson, North Carolina
Cemetery Ashelawn Memorial Gdns
Residence Place Boone, Watauga, North Carolina
Address 1601 Cherokee St
Gender Male
Age 45
Marital Status Married
Race (Original) white
Occupation Automobile Agency-Ford Ag
Birth Date 20 Oct 1927
Birthplace West Virginia
Father's Name Wg Johnson
Mother's Name Alma Weaver"


Meryl Owens

1. North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979; LDS Web Site.
"Name Wayne Johnson
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 11 Mar 1950
Event Place Obids, Ashe, North Carolina, United States
Gender Male
Age 22
Marital Status Married
Race White
Birth Year (Estimated) 1928
Spouse's Name Meryl Owens
Spouse's Gender Female
Spouse's Age 18
Spouse's Race White
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated) 1932"
2. North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994; LDS Web Site.
"Name Robert Edward Queen
Event Type Death
Event Date 20 May 1988
Event Place Jefferson, Ashe, North Carolina
Birth Year 1918
Burial Place Jefferson, North Carolina
Cemetery Ashelawn Memorial Gardens
Residence Place West Jefferson, Ashe, North Carolina
Address Rt. 3 Box 705-C
Gender Male
Age 69
Marital Status Married
Race (Original) White
Occupation Laboratory Technician
Birth Date 29 Aug 1918
Birthplace Victoria, Virginia
Father's Name Zero Queen
Mother's Name Goldie Newton
Spouse's Name Meryl Owens Queen"
3. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Meryl Owens Queen
Also Known As M Queen
2nd Also Known As Name Meryl Oqueen
Residence Date 15 Nov 2007
Residence Place W Jefferson, North Carolina, United States
Birth Date 16 Jan 1932
Address W Jefferson, North Carolina 28694
Address Date 15 Nov 2007
2nd Address W Jefferson, North Carolina 28694
2nd Address Date 01 Sep 1993
3rd Address West Jefferson, North Carolina 28694
3rd Address Date 10 Oct 1978-01 Jan 2009
Possible Relatives M O Queen
Record Number 189946073"


Robert Edward Queen

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Elbert; Circle Hill; taken on 18 Apr 1930; Page 96A;
Image 56 of 83; Family #474/479.
listed as Robert Queen; age 11; born in VA; in household of father, Zero Queen.
2. Camden Co, NC; Marriage License #14751; North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011;
Ancestry.com Web Site.
Robert E. Queen; age 25; living in Norfolk, VA; son of Zero V. and Goldie Queen of Elbert, WV;
married on 6 May 1944 in South Mills, NC; Shirley Virginia Stone; age 18; living in Newport News,
VA; daughter of J.L. and Beaula M. Stone, living in Elbert, WV.
3. North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994; LDS Web Site.
"Name Robert Edward Queen
Event Type Death
Event Date 20 May 1988
Event Place Jefferson, Ashe, North Carolina
Birth Year 1918
Burial Place Jefferson, North Carolina
Cemetery Ashelawn Memorial Gardens
Residence Place West Jefferson, Ashe, North Carolina
Address Rt. 3 Box 705-C
Gender Male
Age 69
Marital Status Married
Race (Original) White
Occupation Laboratory Technician
Birth Date 29 Aug 1918
Birthplace Victoria, Virginia
Father's Name Zero Queen
Mother's Name Goldie Newton
Spouse's Name Meryl Owens Queen"


Meryl Owens

1. North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979; LDS Web Site.
"Name Wayne Johnson
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 11 Mar 1950
Event Place Obids, Ashe, North Carolina, United States
Gender Male
Age 22
Marital Status Married
Race White
Birth Year (Estimated) 1928
Spouse's Name Meryl Owens
Spouse's Gender Female
Spouse's Age 18
Spouse's Race White
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated) 1932"
2. North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994; LDS Web Site.
"Name Robert Edward Queen
Event Type Death
Event Date 20 May 1988
Event Place Jefferson, Ashe, North Carolina
Birth Year 1918
Burial Place Jefferson, North Carolina
Cemetery Ashelawn Memorial Gardens
Residence Place West Jefferson, Ashe, North Carolina
Address Rt. 3 Box 705-C
Gender Male
Age 69
Marital Status Married
Race (Original) White
Occupation Laboratory Technician
Birth Date 29 Aug 1918
Birthplace Victoria, Virginia
Father's Name Zero Queen
Mother's Name Goldie Newton
Spouse's Name Meryl Owens Queen"
3. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Meryl Owens Queen
Also Known As M Queen
2nd Also Known As Name Meryl Oqueen
Residence Date 15 Nov 2007
Residence Place W Jefferson, North Carolina, United States
Birth Date 16 Jan 1932
Address W Jefferson, North Carolina 28694
Address Date 15 Nov 2007
2nd Address W Jefferson, North Carolina 28694
2nd Address Date 01 Sep 1993
3rd Address West Jefferson, North Carolina 28694
3rd Address Date 10 Oct 1978-01 Jan 2009
Possible Relatives M O Queen
Record Number 189946073"