McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Byrd Mitchell

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Big Creek Township, taken on 21 Jun 1900, Page 84A, Family #203.
Listed as Bird Mitchell, age 6 months, in Nov 1899, in household of father, Daniel Mitchell.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Big Creek District, taken on 7 May 1910, Page 205A, Family #318.
Listed as Bird Mitchell, age 10, born in WV, in household of father, Daniel Mitchell.
3. "WV Marriages, 1853-1970"; McDowell Co, WV; LDS Web Site.
Byrd Mitchell married Mary Rose in 1919 in McDowell Co, WV.
4. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Coalwood Road; taken on 7 May 1930;
Page 78B; Family #34/34.
Listed as Byrd Mitchell; age 29; born in WV; married at 18; timberman in coal mine;
head of household.
5, Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #2067; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Byrd Mitchell; age 56; born in Caretta, WV; widowed; one previous marriage; miner; living at
Warriormines, WV' son of Dan and Vica (Hicks) Mitchell; married on 26 Jan 1955 at Lebanon, VA;
Rosa Lea Beckner; maiden name Rose Dove; age 45; born in Gary, WV; widow; one previous
marriage; housekeeper; living at Avondale, WV; daughter of All and Paty (Holdren) Dove.
6. McDowell Co, WV Web Site; McDowell Cemeteries, "Big Creek II Cemetery",
www.mcdowellwv.com/cemeteries/bigcreekcem-2cem.html.
Byrd Mitchell; born on 20 Oct 1899; died on 6 Jun 1989; buried here.


Rosa L. Dove

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Davy; taken on 7 Jan 1920; Page 237A;
Image 19 of 37; Family #192/195.
Listed as Rosa L. Dove; age 11; born in WV; in household of father, Allen R. Dove.
2, Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #2067; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Byrd Mitchell; age 56; born in Caretta, WV; widowed; one previous marriage; miner; living at
Warriormines, WV' son of Dan and Vica (Hicks) Mitchell; married on 26 Jan 1955 at Lebanon, VA;
Rosa Lea Beckner; maiden name Rose Dove; age 45; born in Gary, WV; widow; one previous
marriage; housekeeper; living at Avondale, WV; daughter of All and Paty (Holdren) Dove.


Robert Erie Beckner

1. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Robert Eria Beckner
Gender: Male
Race: White
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Place: Montgomery, Virginia, USA
Birth Date: 14 Jul 1909
Residence Place: Bradshaw, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Employer: Self Employed
Weight: 135
Complexion: Light
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Black
Height: 5 10
Next of Kin: Rosie Beckner
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Robert Eria Beckner Self (Head)
Rosie Beckner Wife"


Rosa L. Dove

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Davy; taken on 7 Jan 1920; Page 237A;
Image 19 of 37; Family #192/195.
Listed as Rosa L. Dove; age 11; born in WV; in household of father, Allen R. Dove.
2, Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #2067; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Byrd Mitchell; age 56; born in Caretta, WV; widowed; one previous marriage; miner; living at
Warriormines, WV' son of Dan and Vica (Hicks) Mitchell; married on 26 Jan 1955 at Lebanon, VA;
Rosa Lea Beckner; maiden name Rose Dove; age 45; born in Gary, WV; widow; one previous
marriage; housekeeper; living at Avondale, WV; daughter of All and Paty (Holdren) Dove.


Thomas "Tom" Stone

1. 1880 Census, Pittsylvania Co, VA; Chatham District; taken on 11/12 Jun 1880; Page 103C; Image 23
of 63; Family #207/208.
Listed as Thomas Stone; age 6; born in VA; black; in household of father, Zack Stone.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1915); Page 335; WV Archives Web Site.
Tom Stone; age 36; born in Pittsylvania Co, VA; widowed; black; miner; living at Northfork, WV;
son of Zack and Agnes; married on 8 Apr 1915 at Elk Ridge, WV; Ola Ross; age 32; born in
Campbell Co, VA; widow; daughter of _______ and Peggy Watson.
3. McDowell Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Card #1402; 12 Sep 1918; LDS Web Site.
Thomas Stone; age 42; born 20 May 1876; living at Northfork, WV; coal miner; Negro; Employed by
Elkridge Coal and Coke, Co, at Northfork, WV; nearest relative, Ola Stone, Northfork, WV; medium
height and build; black eyes and black hair.
4. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; North Fork District; Clark Precinct; taken on 11 Feb 1920; Page
153A; Image 23 of 46; Family #243/243.
Listed as Tom Stone; age 43; born in VA; married; black; track layer in coal mine; head of household.
5. McDowell Co, WV; Death Registry; Vol #__(1924); Page 184; Line #8; WV Archives Web Site.
Tom Stone; age 47; born in VA; miner; colored; son od Zack and Agness (Saunders) Stone;
died 9 Dec 1924 at Kyle, WV; due to slate fall.
6. "Welch Daily News"; Welch, WV; Tuesday; 9 Dec 1924; Page 1.
"Two Colored Men Killed and One White Man Seriously Injured in Fall of Slate"
"Dead Man Had Only Worked in Mine One Day and Were on Way Out When Accident Happened"
" Two colored men were killed and a white man was seriously injured at 1 o'clock this morning in
the mine of the Lynchburg Coal and Coke Company at Kyle when they were caught under a fall of slate.
"The dead are:
Tom Stone, 45, Elk Ridge,
Bud Waller, 22, Elk Ridge"
"The injured man is J,L, Bowles, 23, white, motorman, who suffered a broken jaw, many scalp
wounds and body wounds.
"The two dead men began work in the mine only yesterday and were coming out after having
finished their second shift. Bowles was driving the motor.
"The fatal accident occurred in the main entry about 1,000 feet from the drift mouth. The entry
had been used for years and there was to indication of the roof working or slip. As mine officals said.
It was just one of those accidents which semed fated to happen around a coal mine.
"The vibrations caused by the motor apparently furnished the last needed impulse to cause the
slate fall, which occurred just as the motor, on which the three men were riding, pased under the heavy
mass. Many tons of slate fell.
"Stone and Waller were killed instantly and Bowles was rescued with difficulty. He was immediately
brought to Grace hospital where he is being given every attention. His condition is serious, but his
recovery is hoped for.
"After working yesterday in the mine Stone and Waller returned for the night shift. When they had
finished this they got on the electric motor which Bowles was driving and started fro the drift mouth"
7. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Tweety; 6 Jul 2015.
Tom Stone; born in 1878 in VA; died 9 Dec 1924 at Kyle, McDowell Co, WV; buried here; no grave
marker photo shown; death registry and parital newspaper account are posted.
(There are no records located that state he was buried here)


Ola Watson

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1915); Page 335; WV Archives Web Site.
Tom Stone; age 36; born in Pittsylvania Co, VA; widowed; black; miner; living at Northfork, WV;
son of Zack and Agnes; married on 8 Apr 1915 at Elk Ridge, WV; Ola Ross; age 32; born in
Campbell Co, VA; widow; daughter of _______ and Peggy Watson.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; North Fork District; Clark Precinct; taken on 11 Feb 1920; Page
153A; Image 23 of 46; Family #243/243.
Listed as Ola Stone; age 37; born in VA; married; black; in household of husband, Tom Stone.
3. Mercer Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1927); Page 51; WV Archives Web Site.
Charlie Green; age 52; born in VA; widowed; colored; living at Maybeury, WV; married on 3 Aug
1927 at Princeton, WV; Ola Stone; age 46; born in VA; widow; colored; living at Pocahontas, VA.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #14245; WV Archives Web Site.
Ola Green; age 44 yrs, 0 mons, 2 days; born 25 Oct 1885 in Charlotte Co, VA; widow of C.T. Greene;
maiden name, Ola Watson; no race specified; keeping house; daughter of _______ and Peggy Watson;
died 27 Oct 1929 at Switchback, WV; due to acute dilitaion of the heart; buried 29 Oct 1929 in Pocahontas,
VA; informant, Clara English, Keystone, WV.


Kenneth Dwaine Brown

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1958); Page 383; WV Archives Web Site.
Kenneth DeWaine Brown; age 18; born and living at Cyclone, WV; single; son of Arthur and Gladys Brown;
married on 13 Aug 1958 at Cyclone, WV; Hilda May Spencer; age 17; born in Frankfort, WV; single; living
at Clearfork, WV; daughter of Lester and Reada Sprncer.
2. Stafford Funeral Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"Kenneth Dwaine Brown, 77, of Kopperston, WV passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Bowers Hospice
House, Beckley, WV following a long illness. KD was born on September 5, 1939 in Cyclone, WV a son of the
late Arthur Kenneth and Gladys Blankenship Brown. He was a United States Army Veteran, retired coal
miner and avid hunter and fisherman. He loved spending his days in the mountains or on a riverbank. In
addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law Juanita and Randy Woolwine;
and a daughter and son-in-law Kolleena "Corky" and Roger Parsons. Those left to cherish his memory are
his wife of 58 years Hilda May Spencer Brown; a daughter Renee Pelphrey of Lynco; a son Kenneth "Bado"
Brown, Jr. and husband Ty Ostreicher of FL; a granddaughter Rebecca Stewart of Lynco; a grandson Roger
"Doozer" Parsons and wife Melanie of Lynco; three sisters Sue Ann Vigil and husband John of Indian Creek,
Peggy White and Betty Murphy both of Cyclone; two great grandsons David Adams and Joseph Parsons
both of Lynco; his two rescue dogs CoCo and Miley; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral
services will be held at Noon on Thursday, April 27, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV with Pastor William Cook and Rev. Hannibal Blankenship, Jr. officiating. He will be laid to rest in
Rosewood Cemetery, Lewisburg, WV. The Wyoming County Veterans Honor Guard will conduct Military
Rites...."


Hilda May Spencer

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1958); Page 383; WV Archives Web Site.
Kenneth DeWaine Brown; age 18; born and living at Cyclone, WV; single; son of Arthur and Gladys Brown;
married on 13 Aug 1958 at Cyclone, WV; Hilda May Spencer; age 17; born in Frankfort, WV; single; living
at Clearfork, WV; daughter of Lester and Reada Sprncer.


Thomas George Toler

1. Stafford Funeral Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"Thomas George Toler, 59, of Cyclone, WV passed away on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at his home. He was
born on July 29, 1957 in Logan, WV a son of the late George "June" and Brooke "Brookie" Blankenship
Toler. Thomas attended the Little Pilgrim Free Will Baptist Church. In addition to his parents he is
preceded in death by two brothers Robert and Arvis Toler; and three sisters Rosie Racine Toler, Carolyn
(Danny) Osborne and Mildred Sizemore. Survivors include his loving wife of 33 years Ida Ellen Lusk Toler;
a daughter Christal (John) Marshall of Dayton, VA; a son David Lusk and companion Staci Shriver of
Cyclone; a sister Freda (Richard) Walls of Uniontown, PA; a brother Jim (Claire) Toler of Cyclone; four
grandchildren Harleigh, Devin, Haleigh and Lily; a sister-in-law Sue Toler of Oneida, TN; a brother-in-law
Paul Sizemore of Cyclone; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at
1:00 PM on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Pastor
Chet Clay officiating. He will be laid to rest in Toler's Cemetery, Cyclone, WV...."


Ida Ellen Lusk

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1967); Page 339; WV Archives Web Site.
Curtis Lee Webb; age 18; born on 18 Aug 1949 at Cyclone, WV; single; living at Cyclone, WV; son of
Jack and Letha (Osborne) Webb; married on 9 Dec 1967 in Wyoming Co, WV; Ida Ellen Lusk; age
17; born on 16 Jul 1950 at Cyclone, WV; single; living at Cyclone, WV; daughter of Wesley Lee and
Zelma Faye (Toler) Lusk.
2. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Ida Ellen Toler
Residence Date 29 Apr 1994
Residence Place Cyclone, West Virginia, United States
Address Cyclone, West Virginia 24827
Possible Relatives Ellen I Toler, Thomas George Toler
Record Number 1345160696"


Coy Leonard McClanahan

1. Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #4276; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Coy leonard McClanahan; age 23; born in Galax, VA; single; no occupation; living at Gary, WV; son
of Leonard and Gladys (Snow) McClanhan; married on 10 Feb 1958 in Lebanon, VA; Opal Smith;
maiden name Vencil; age 27; born in Bartley, WV; divorced; one previous marriage; living at Bartley,
WV; daughter of Earl and Annie (Welch) Vencil.


Opal Ray Vencill

1. Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #4276; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Coy leonard McClanahan; age 23; born in Galax, VA; single; no occupation; living at Gary, WV; son
of Leonard and Gladys (Snow) McClanhan; married on 10 Feb 1958 in Lebanon, VA; Opal Smith;
maiden name Vencil; age 27; born in Bartley, WV; divorced; one previous marriage; living at Bartley,
WV; daughter of Earl and Annie (Welch) Vencil.
2. Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #69-047430; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Lonnie Bert Lester; age 24; born 14 Aug 1945 in WV; single; this is his 1st marriage; 2 yrs HS
education; living at Box 761, Wilcoe, WV; son of Fred and Hazel (Harria) Lester; married on 26 Nov
1969 in Lebanon, VA; Opal McClanahan; maiden name, Vencill; age 39; born 18 Aug 1930 in WV;
divorced; this is her 3rd marriage; 8th grade education; living at General Delivery, Bartley, WV;
daughter of Earl and Annie (Welch) Vencill.
3. Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #76-013981; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Lonnie Bert Lester; age 30; born 14 Aug 1945 in Wilcoe, WV; divorced; this is his 2nd marriage; 1 yr
HS education; living at Mill Creek Trailer Court, Bartley, WV; son of Fred and Hazel (Harris Lester;
married in 22 Apr 1976 in lebanon, VA; Opal Lester; maiden name Vencill; age 45; born 18 Aug
1930 in Bartley, WV; divorced; this is her 4th marriage; 8th grade education; living at Mill Creek
Trailer Park, Bartley, WV; daughter of Earl R. and Anna (Welch) Vencill.
4. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Opal Ray Vencil
[Opal Ray Smith]
[Opal Smith]
[Opal McClanahan]
[Opal Lester]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 18 Aug 1930
Birth Place: Bartley Mcdo, West Virginia
Death Date: 8 Apr 1998
Father: Earl A Vencil
Mother: Anna E Welch
SSN: 234428503
Notes: Jul 1944: Name listed as OPAL RAY VENCIL;
Jan 1950: Name listed as OPAL RAY SMITH;
Jul 1956: Name listed as OPAL SMITH;
Nov 1959: Name listed as OPAL MCCLANAHAN;
Dec 1969: Name listed as OPAL LESTER"
5. North Carolina, Death Indexes, 1908-2004; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Opal Vencil Lester
[Opal Vencil Vencil]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Hispanic Origin: Non-Hispanic
Marital status: Married
Social Security Number: 234428503
Father's Last Name: Vencil
Age: 67 Years
Date of Birth: 18 Aug 1930
Residence City: Concord
Residence County: Cabarrus
Residence State: North Carolina
Residence Zip Code: 28027
Education: 8th grade
Date of Death: 8 Apr 1998
Death City: Concord
Death County: Cabarrus
Death State: North Carolina
Cause of Death: Chronic airway obstruction, not elsewhere classified
institution: Residence
Attendant: Physician
Burial Location: Removal out-of-state
Recorded Date: 15 Apr 1998
Source Vendor: North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics"
6. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by F. Hylton; 25 Jun 2011.
" Opal V Lester
Birth 18 Aug 1930
Death 8 Apr 1998 (aged 67)
Burial
Grandview Memory Gardens
Bluefield, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA"


Everett Wayne Farmer Sr

1. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Everett W Farmer
Titles and Terms (Original) SR
Also Known As Name Evert W Farmer
2nd Also Known As Name Everett Farmer
Event Date 01 Jan 1998
Event Place Itmann, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 22 Jul 1931
Address Itmann, West Virginia 24847
2nd Address Itmann, West Virginia 24847
2nd Address Date 01 Jul 1996-01 Oct 1998
3rd Address Itmann, West Virginia 24847
3rd Address Date 01 Oct 1985-01 Jan 2009
Affiliate Identifier 557249611"


Gertrude Mae Johnson

1. Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens, WV; Posted Obit.
"Gertrude Mae Farmer, 83, of Itmann passed away on Friday, November 9, 2018 in a Princeton hospital following a long illness.

"Born May 31, 1935, at Switchback, WV, she was the daughter of the late Elsvan and Albenia (Crigger) Johnson.

"Gertrude was a member of the Itmann United Methodist Church where she served as the church Secretary for several years. She was a custodian for the Itmann Coal Company. In her leisure she enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family at they're camp at Mont Cove Lake.

"In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Everett W. Farmer; and several brothers and sisters.

"Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Shirley Weaver and her husband, Charles of Bluefield WV and Florida; three sons, Everett Wayne Famer, Jr. and his wife, Dolly of Mullens, Ray Farmer and his wife, Kim of Beckley, and Bobby Farmer and his wife, Linda of Pierpoint; five grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; brother, Elsvan Johnson, Jr.; sisters, Cecil, Barbara, Linda and Brenda, Ruth, Ethel, and Carol...."

Services will be 12 Noon, Monday, November 12, 2018 at the Itmann United Methodist Church, Itmann with Pastor Jason Stewart, Pastor Larry Dyer, and Rev. Lewis Arnold officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton.


James Rufus Wormley

1. U.S. Phone and Address Directories, 1993-2002; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Rufus J Wormley
Residence Years: 1994-1995
Address: 1027 Linwood Ave
Residence Place: Columbus, Ohio, USA
Zip Code: 43206-1649
Phone Number: 614-257-5789"
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: James Rufus Wormley
[J R Wormley]
Gender: Male
Race: Black
Birth Date: 17 Sep 1949
Birth Place: Welch McDown, West Virginia
Death Date: Sep 1993
SSN: 299463044
Notes: Jun 1965: Name listed as JAMES RUFUS WORMLEY;
09 Nov 1993: Name listed as J R WORMLEY"
3. U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: J. Wormley
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 17 Sep 1949
Death Date: 23 Sep 1993
Cause of Death: Natural
SSN: 299463044
Branch 1: ARMY
Enlistment Date 1: 22 Aug 1969
Release Date 1: 6 Jan 1972"
4. Ohio, Death Records, 1908-1932, 1938-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Rufus James Wormley
Birth Date: 17 Sep 1949
Birth Place: West Virginia, United States
Gender: Male
Race: African American (Black)
Hispanic Origin: Not Hispanic (Latino)
Death Date: 23 Sep 1993
Death Time: 03:51 PM
Hospital of Death: OSU Medical Ctr
Death Place: Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, USA
Certificate: 067887
Age at Death: 44
Hospital Status: Hospital/Inpatient
Social Security Number: 299-46-3044
Father's Surname: Wormley
Mother's Maiden Name: Hairston
Marital status: Married
Education: 12
Industry of Decedent: Construction
Occupation of Decedent: Construction laborers
Census Tract: 5500
Primary Registration District: 2501"