Selected Families and Individuals

Notes


Arthur Arnold

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1909); Page 212; WV Archives Web Site.
Arthur Arnold; age 17; born in Buchanan Co, VA; single; farmer; living at Peapatch, VA; son of C.W.
and Vestie; married on 28 Mar 1909 at Tivis Hix's in McDowell Co, WV; Mariah Rakes; age 16; born
in McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Easter Owens.


Margaret Mariah Rakes

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1909); Page 212; WV Archives Web Site.
Arthur Arnold; age 17; born in Buchanan Co, VA; single; farmer; living at Peapatch, VA; son of C.W.
and Vestie; married on 28 Mar 1909 at Tivis Hix's in McDowell Co, WV; Mariah Rakes; age 16; born
in McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Easter Owens.
2. District of Columbia, Marriage Records, 1810-1953; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Mariah Rakes
Gender: Female
Age: 55
Birth Date: abt 1895
Marriage Date: 1 Aug 1950
Marriage Place: District of Columbia, USA
Spouse: Ray Lee Atkins
Film Number: 002293267"
3. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Mariah Ric Atkins
[Mariah Ric Ricks]
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 26 Jan 1893
Birth Place: Welch, West Virginia
Claim Date: 13 Apr 1966
Father: Lewis Ricks (sic, Rakes)
Mother: Easter Underwood
SSN: 297484500
Notes: 31 Mar 1966: Name listed as MARIAH RIC ATKINS"
4. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Margaret Mariah Atkins
[Margaret Mariah Rakes]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 26 Jan 1894
Birth Place: McDowell CO, West Virginia
Father: Louis Rakes
Mother: Easter Underwood
SSN: 297484908
Notes: Jun 1966: Name listed as MARGARET MARIAH ATKINS"


Bernard C. Hurd

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Davy; taken on 3 Jan 1920; Page 230B; Image 6
of 38; Family #54/55.
Listed as Bernard C. Hurd; age 2 yrs, 2 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Tony S. Hurd.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Davy; taken on 10 Apr 1930; Page 87A; Image 45
of 48; Family #51/88.
Listed as Bernard C. Hurd; age 12; born in WV; in household of father, Tony S. Hurd.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Davy; E.D. 24-35; taken on 5 Apr 1940; Page 695A;
Image 8 of 57; Household #72.
Listed as Bernard C. Hurd; age 22; born in WV; single; 9th grade education; lived in same house on 1 Apr 1935;
retail grocery clerk; in household of father, Tony S. Hurd.
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Roselawn Cemetery, Tallahassee, Leon Co, FL; submitted by; Graves; 5 Apr 2012.
Bernard C. Hurd; born 6 Jul 1917; died 1 Feb 2000; buried here; double headstone photo shown with wife,
Mary Lena Lee Hurd.


Mary Lena Lee

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Roselawn Cemetery, Tallahassee, Leon Co, FL; submitted by; Graves; 5 Apr 2012.
Mary Lena Lee Hurd; born 1 Oct 1913; died 20 Jan 1994; buried here; double headstone photo shown with
husband, Bernard C. Hurd.


Peter Barna

1. Kanawha Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1948); Page 123; Line #394; WV Archives Web Site.
Peter Barna; age 25; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; living at 1328 Virginia St, East, Charleston,
WV; married on 27 Feb 1948 in South Charleston, WV; Betty Lee Willman; age 22; born in Kanawha
Co, WV; single; living at 802 F Street, South Charleston, WV.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Bernice; 19 Jun 2012; maintained by Find A. Grave.
" Peter Barna
Birth 23 Sep 1922
McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 12 May 2011 (aged 88)
South Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Cunningham Memorial Park
Saint Albans, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA "

Additional Information Posted:
"Peter Barna, age 88, of St. Albans, WV, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2011, at his Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston, WV. He was born September 23, 1922 and raised in McDowell County, WV by his immigrant parents, Michael Barna and Mary Zozulak from Certizne, Slovakia.

"He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Eastone and Anna Merguc; brother, Paul Barna.

"He graduated from Elkhorn High School in 1940 were he played basketball. He graduated from Tri State College in Angola, Indiana, with a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering and was a member of Alpha Gamma Omega Fraternity. Upon graduation Pete attended Notre Dame University's Midshipman School. He was commissioned as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy.

"Pete entered World War II as a plank owner on the submarine USS Trutta (SS 412) in Groton, Connecticut. After steaming through the Panama Canal he served in the Pacific Theatre for three and a half years. He served as the Gunnery Officer. The Trutta conducted three war patrols and sunk seventeen enemy ships. Pete was a highly decorated veteran. He was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal for heroism by Admiral James Forrestal for saving the life of a downed Navy pilot. He left the Navy in 1945 as a Lieutenant and continued to serve in the Navy Reserve in South Charleston.

"He worked as an engineer and manager with Union Carbide Chemical Corporation for over 30 years, retiring in the early 1970's. He held increasingly responsible positions, serving as assistant plant manager for maintenance at both the South Charleston and Institute Plants, and the executive officer of the Technical Center. While working for Union Carbide, Pete was instrumental in developing facilities in Scotland, Brazil, Iran, Puerto Rico and Texas. He was a lifelong member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

"In retirement Pete enjoyed golf, long walks, gardening, and spending time with his large extended family. He planned annual beach reunions for his family for over 25 years.

"He is survived by his loving wife of 65 yrs, Betty Lee (Willman) Barna; three sons, (Peter Lind of New York, David Lee and Thomas William of Fairfax County, VA; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; brothers, Michael of Columbus, OH and John of St. Albans, WV and their wives Sue and Betty Lou.

"He was a member of St. Mary's Orthodox Catholic Church in Bluefield, WV and attended St. George Orthodox Cathedral in Charleston, WV.

"Funeral service at St. George Orthodox Cathedral, corner of Court and Lee Streets, Charleston, WV with the Rev. Father Stephen De Young officiating. Burial, with Military Honors, in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans, WV."


Betty Lee Willman

1. Kanawha Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1948); Page 123; Line #394; WV Archives Web Site.
Peter Barna; age 25; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; living at 1328 Virginia St, East, Charleston,
WV; married on 27 Feb 1948 in South Charleston, WV; Betty Lee Willman; age 22; born in Kanawha
Co, WV; single; living at 802 F Street, South Charleston, WV.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Kaye Wells; 20 Aug 2015.
" Betty Lee Willman Barna
Birth 8 Feb 1926
South Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA
Death 19 Aug 2015 (aged 89)
Annandale, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
Burial
Cunningham Memorial Park
Saint Albans, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA"