McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Leonard Short

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Clear Fork Disrtict, taken on 12 Jan 1920, Page 207A, Family #61.
Listed as Leonard Short, age 4 yrs, 5 months, born in WV, in household of father, John A. Short.
2. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Clear Fork District, takn on 2 Apr 1930, Page 164A, Family #3.
Listed as Leonard Short, age 14, born in WV, in household of father, John A. Short.
3, Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1938); Page 502; WV Archives Web Site.
Leonard Short; age 20; born in Wyoming Co, WV; single; living at Clear Fork, WV; son of
John A, and Alma Short; married on 10 Nov 1938 at Baileysville, WV; Agnes Ford; age 18;
born in WV; single; living at Clear Fork, WV; daughter of George and Rebecca Ford.


Agnes Pauline Ford

1, Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1938); Page 502; WV Archives Web Site.
Leonard Short; age 20; born in Wyoming Co, WV; single; living at Clear Fork, WV; son of
John A, and Alma Short; married on 10 Nov 1938 at Baileysville, WV; Agnes Ford; age 18;
born in WV; single; living at Clear Fork, WV; daughter of George and Rebecca Ford.
2. Stafford Funeral Home; Pineville, WV; Posted Obit.
"Agnes Pauline Ford Short, 98, of Clear Fork, WV passed away on Thursday March 26, 2020 at her home. She was
born on August 4, 1921 in Davy, WV, but lived her life in the Elk Lick, Clear Fork area. She was the daughter of the
late George Ford and Rebekah Bradbury Ford. Agnes was a long time member of the Advent Christian Church and
along with neighbors and friends, lived through the depression and World War II. In addition to her parents, she
is preceded in death by her husband Leonard Short; daughter Patricia Short Blankenship; granddaughter Kara Lea
Stewart Locke; great granddaughter Christy Lynn Blankenship; brother George Ford, Jr. and wife Ruby; sister
Maude Ford Johnson and husband Lee; and nephew Ronald Johnson, who was killed in Vietnam. Survivors include
daughter Sandra Short Childress and husband Paul and daughter Debra Diane Partridge. Grandchildren include
Robin Shrewsbury and husband Frank, Terry Blankenship and wife Dina, Keith Blankenship and wife Melisa,
Jamie Lill, Becky Fritz and husband Rob, and Bethanne Bort and husband Donovan; fourteen great grandchildren;
four great great grandchildren; nephews Stephen Ford and Mark Johnson; niece Carolyn Johnson. A special part
of her family life was nephew Danny (Buck) Short and wife Barbara, and niece Terry Vanover and community
friends and relative. They made her life joyful. The family also thanks Hospice of Southern WV and those who
cared for her during her illness. Agnes loved making quilts with her granddaughter Robin for family and friends.
Seeing her daffodils blooming in the spring, and taking vacations with her daughters. A private service will be
held for the immediate family. If you desire to honor her, please give a donation to your church in her memory.
The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco."


Reuben Hicks

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Big Creek District, Susanna, taken on 13 Jan 1920; Page 24A,
Family #53/57.
Listed as Reuben Hicks; age 5, born in WV, in household of father, Moses Hicks.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Big Creek District, Caretta, taken on 2 Apr 1930, Page 86A,
Family #4.
Listed as Ruben Hicks, age 16, born in WV, in household of father, Moses Hicks.
3. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Rubin Hicks
Race: White
Age: 26
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Date: 4 Apr 1914
Birth Place: Caretta, West Virginia, USA
Residence Place: Caretta, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 16 Oct 1940
Employer: Carter Coal Company
Weight: 167
Complexion: Dark
Eye Color: Gray
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5 11
Next of Kin: Orlena Hicks
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Rubin Hicks Self (Head)
Orlena Hicks Mother"
4. Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Rubin Hicks
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 36
Birth Year: abt 1914
Birth Place: Caretta, West, Virginia
License County: Genesee
Marriage Date: 28 Oct 1950
Marriage Place: Grand Blanc, Genesee, Michigan, USA
Residence Place: Flint, Michigan
Father: Mose Hicks
Mother: Arlena Hicks
Spouse: Abbie Gaddy
County File Number: 61293
State File Number: 25 50906"
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Eleanor Cross Koepke; 28 Jun 2018.
" Rubin Hicks
Birth 4 Apr 1914
Caretta, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 18 Jul 1968 (aged 54)
Flint, Genesee County, Michigan, USA
Burial
Evergreen Cemetery
Grand Blanc, Genesee County, Michigan, USA
Plot Sec Singl Lot O Grave 32"

Inscription: Rubin Hicks * West Virginia * TEC 3 * USArmy * World War II * April 4 1914 * July 18 1968


Abbie J. Osborne

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1938); Page 351; WV Archives Web Site.
Oscar Gaddy; born 17 Aug 1915 in Johnson City, TN; living at Yukon, WV; son of Charlie and Betty;
married on 4 Oct 1938 at Yukon, WV; Abbie Osborne; born 14 Aug 1916 at Hampton Roads, TN
(sic, WV); living at Bartley, WV; daughter of Dennis and Lina.
2. Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Abbie Gaddy
[Abbie Osborne]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Age: 31
Birth Year: abt 1919
Birth Place: West Virginia
License County: Genesee
Marriage Date: 28 Oct 1950
Marriage Place: Grand Blanc, Genesee, Michigan, USA
Residence Place: Flint, Michigan
Father: Arnold Osborne
Mother: Arlene Bolen
Spouse: Rubin Hicks
County File Number: 61293
State File Number: 25 50906"


Garnet Miller

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1934); Page 6; WV Archives Web Site.
Garnet Miller; age 23; born in Ashe Co, NC; single; timberman; living at Anawalt, WV; son of Cleveland
and Bertie; married on 16 Sep 1934 in Leckie, WV; Ethel Roark; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV;
single; living in Anawalt, WV; daughter of Charles and Leona.


Ethel Roark

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1934); Page 6; WV Archives Web Site.
Garnet Miller; age 23; born in Ashe Co, NC; single timberman; living at Anawalt, WV; son of Cleveland
and Bertie; married on 16 Sep 1934 in Leckie, WV; Ethel Roark; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV;
single; living in Anawalt, WV; daughter of Charles and Leona.


Basil Coleman

1. "Heritage of McDowell County WV 1858-1995", Vol I, "George Coleman" article, page 122, submitted by
Cathy Duty, PO Box 301, Iaeger, WV 24844.
George Coleman; born in 1903; died in 1960; son of Adam and Matilda (sic, Surilda) Roberts
Coleman; married Angeline Kennedy; eight children: Stella, Irene, Troy W., Annalee, Sylvia, Hershel,
Hazel, and Basil.


Roy Bernard Cook

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Huff Creek District; taken on 9/12 Jan 1920; Page 219A;
Family #56/56.
Listed as Roy B. Cook; age 5; born in WV; in household of father, Bilton Cook.


Eva Lucille Bright

1. Pocahontas Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1946); Page 84; WV Archives Website.
Clinton Orval Simmons; age 40; born in Randolph Co, WV; single (?); living in Mingo, WV; son of Guy
O. and Georgia Simmons; married on 29 May 1946 at Marlinton, WV; Eva Lucille Bright; age 35; born
in Pocahontas Co, WV; single (?); living in Marlinton, WV; daughter of Harvey K. and Lena Bright.
2. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Lucille Simmons
Social Security Number: 232-62-1540
Birth Date: 20 Oct 1910
Issue Year: 1956
Issue State: North Carolina or West Virginia
Last Residence: 26281, Mingo, Randolph, West Virginia, USA
Death Date: May 1984"
3. FindAgrave.com Website; submitted by Kim Friel Drake; 30 Aug 2008.
" Eva Lucille Bright Simmons
Birth 20 Oct 1910
West Virginia, USA
Death 1984 (aged 73–74)
Burial
Mingo Cemetery
Mingo, Randolph County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 29438508"