McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


William Coy Blankenship

1. Virginia, Birth Records, 1912-2016, Delayed Birth Records, 1854-1911; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: William Coy Blankenship
Birth Date: 31 Jan 1917
Birth Place: Russell, Virginia, USA
Certificate Number: 1917003429"
2. 1920 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Garden District; Hurricane Precinct; taken 26 Mar 1920; Page 50A;
Image 49 of 71; Family #406/411.
Listed as William C. Blankenship; age 3; born in VA; in household of father, John Blankenship.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken 5 Apr 1930; Page 225B; Image 6 of 33;
Family #45/45.
Listed as Coy Blankenship; age 13; born in VA; farmer; in household of father, John Blankenship.
4. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: William Coy Blankenship
Gender: Male
Race: White
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Date: 17 Jan 1916
Birth Place: Russell, Virginia, USA
Residence Place: Bradshaw, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Registration Place: Bradshaw, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Employer: Stacy Bros Lbr Co
Weight: 140
Complexion: Ruddy
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5 4
Next of Kin: Dillie Blankenship
Household Members:
Name Relationship
William Coy Blankenship Self (Head)
Dillie Blankenship Wife"
5. Buchanan Co, Virginia, Divorce Records #76-009408; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Coy Blankenship; age 59; born 31 Jan 1917 in Drill, VA; 3rd grade education; living at Rowe, VA; this
was his 1st marriage; was granted a divorce on 24 Jun 1976 in Buchanan Co, VA; from Dilly Ball;
age unknown; birth place unknown; 2nd grade education; this was her 1st marriage; living at 11609
Hedges Street, Ashville, OH; grounds, desertion; married occurred in Apr 1939 in McDowell Co, WV;
seperated in Aug 1942, no children under 18.
6. Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: William Coy Blankenship
Death Date: 2 Jan 1995
Death Place: Tazewell, Virginia, USA"
7. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Page 170; "Coy Blankenship" article; submitted by Brenda Wood,
Bradshaw, WV 24817.
8. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Pages 170-171; "John Blankenship" article; submitted by Oma Kennedy,
PO Box 144, Bradshaw, WV 24817.


Dellie Ball

1. Buchanan Co, Virginia, Divorce Records #76-009408; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Coy Blankenship; age 59; born 31 Jan 1917 in Drill, VA; 3rd grade education; living at Rowe, VA; this
was his 1st marriage; was granted a divorce on 24 Jun 1976 in Buchanan Co, VA; from Dilly Ball; age
unknown; birth place unknown; 2nd grade education; this was her 1st marriage; living at 11609
Hedges Street, Ashville, OH; grounds, desertion; married occurred in Apr 1939 in McDowell Co, WV;
seperated in Aug 1942, no children under 18.
2. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Page 170; "Coy Blankenship" article; submitted by Brenda Wood,
Bradshaw, WV 24817.


Patricia Blankenship

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #13597; WV Archives Web Site.
Patricia Blankenship; age 4; born 8 Jun 1950 in Panther, WV; daughter of Coy and Dellie (Ball)
Blankenship; died 10 Jul 1954 at Panther, WV; killed by automobile; buried in Family Cemetery,
Panther, WV; informant, Bill Ball.


Grover C. Cabiness

1. 1900 Census, Pittsylvania Co, VA; Turnstall District; taken 5 Jun 1900; Page 301B; Image 4 of 34;
Family #32/32.
Listed as Grover C. Cabiness; age 2; born in Sep 1897 in VA; black; in household of father, Ned
Cabiness.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1926); Page 25; WV Archives Web Site.
Grover Cabiness; age 29; born in Henry Co, VA; divorced; black; miner; living at Ashland, WV; son of
Ned and Nan; married on 17 May 1926 at Welch, WV; Ella Webb; age 21; born in Franklin Co, VA;
single; black; daughter of Joe and Fannie.


Rosella "Ella" Webb

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1926); Page 25; WV Archives Web Site.
Grover Cabiness; age 29; born in Henry Co, VA; divorced; black; miner; living at Ashland, WV; son of
Ned and Nan; married on 17 May 1926 at Welch, WV; Ella Webb; age 21; born in Franklin Co, VA;
single; black; daughter of Joe and Fannie.


Roger McArthur Cabiness

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1969); Page 456; WV Archives Web Site.
Roger McArthur Cabiness; age 26; born 25 Dec 1942 in Ashland, WV; single; no previous marriage;
Negro; living at 7513 Maple Ave, Tacoma, MD; son of Graver and Rosella (Webb) Cabiness; married
on 23 Aug 1969 at Thorpe, WV; Helen Delores Walker; age 20; born 30 Apr 1949 in Welch, WV;
single; Negro; no previous marriage; living at Box 779, Gary, WV; daughter of Charlie and Margaret
(Thomas) Walker; with consent of Margaret and Chalie Walker, parents of Helen Delores Walker.
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Roger McArthur Cabiness
[Roger M Cabiness]
Gender: Male
Race: Black
Birth Date: 25 Dec 1940
Birth Place: Ashland Mcdo, West Virginia
Death Date: 10 Nov 2004
Father: Grover C Cabiness
Mother: Rosella Webb
SSN: 063349498
Signature on SSN Card: McArthur Cabiness
Relationship of Signature: Signature name differs from NH’s name.
Notes: Jun 1959: Name listed as ROGER MCARTHUR CABINESS;
04 Dec 2004: Name listed as ROGER M CABINESS"


Helen Delores Walker

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1969); Page 456; WV Archives Web Site.
Roger McArthur Cabiness; age 26; born 25 Dec 1942 in Ashland, WV; single; no previous marriage;
Negro; living at 7513 Maple Ave, Tacoma, MD; son of Graver and Rosella (Webb) Cabiness; married
on 23 Aug 1969 at Thorpe, WV; Helen Delores Walker; age 20; born 30 Apr 1949 in Welch, WV;
single; Negro; no previous marriage; living at Box 779, Gary, WV; daughter of Charlie and Margaret
(Thomas) Walker; with consent of Margaret and Chalie Walker, parents of Helen Delores Walker.


James Oswald Bird

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Page 169; submitted by Evelyn Canterbury, 313 Hillcrest Drive, Bluefeild, VA.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Stephanie Nichols; 8 Jun 2006.
" James Oswal Bird
Birth 17 Apr 1891
Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Death 10 Mar 1955 (aged 63)
USA
Burial
Fairview Cemetery
Narrows, Giles County, Virginia, USA "


Ella Myrtle Wheeler

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Page 169; submitted by Evelyn Canterbury, 313 Hillcrest Drive, Bluefeild, VA.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Stephanie Nichols; 8 Jun 2006.
" Ella Myrtle Wheeler Bird
Birth 24 Jun 1893
Bland County, Virginia, USA
Death 23 Apr 1978 (aged 84)
Beckley, Raleigh County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Fairview Cemetery
Narrows, Giles County, Virginia, USA"

Additional Information Posted:
"Married James "Oswal" Bird abt 1911
Daughter of William Riley and Mary Emmaline French Wheeler
Mother of 4 known children"


Eula Faye Bird

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Page 169; submitted by Evelyn Canterbury, 313 Hillcrest Drive, Bluefeild,
VA.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by 48773230; 20 Sep 2015.
" Eula "Faye" Bird Branson
Birth 28 Sep 1925
Princeton, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Death 19 Sep 2015 (aged 89)
Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
Burial
Fairview Cemetery
Narrows, Giles County, Virginia, USA "

Additional Information Posted:
"Obituary for Faye Branson

"Faye Branson, of Fort Worth, TX, formerly of Beckley, passed away Saturday, September 19, 2015 in Fort Worth, 9 days shy of her 90th birthday. Born Sept 28, 1925 in Princeton, Mercer County, W. Va., she was the daughter of James Oswald Bird and Ella M (Wheeler) Bird. Faye was the loving wife of W.R. (Bill) Branson for 49 years before his death in April 1993, and a wonderful, devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to her family, whom she dearly loved.

"Faye spent her early years in Berwind; graduated as Valedictorian from Big Creek High School in War, class of 1943. She was also Valedictorian of her class at Berwind Jr. High.
Faye and Bill moved to Beckley in 1957, and she lived there until moving to The Villages at Graystone in 2007, then to Fort Worth, TX to be near her son in May of this year. She was an active member of First United Methodist Church, Pathfinder Sunday School class and the Sarah Circle. She retired in 1988 as a legal secretary from the firm of File, Payne, Scherer and Brown. She also served as Deputy County Clerk for Raleigh County for several years. She was active for decades in Eastern Star.

"Faye was predeceased by her parents; her loving husband; brother, Paul K. Bird; and sisters, Evelyn Bird Canterbury and Clarice Bird Cook.

"Those left to cherish her memory and who brought so much joy and happiness throughout her life include her son: Terry Branson of Benbrook, TX, Granddaughters: Melissa Bailey and husband Clayton of Heath, TX and Laura Romero and husband Richie of Austin, TX, Great-grandchildren: Samuel and Julia Bailey, and Cameron and Brooklyn Romero, as well as many nieces, nephews and a hosts of dear and special friends.

"Visitation: 10:00 AM – 12 Noon, Thursday, September 24th at Melton's Mortuary, and services will immediately follow at Noon.

"Interment will be at 4:00 PM in Fairview Cemetery in Narrows, VA.

"MARTIN THOMPSON & SON FUNERAL HOME
6009 Wedgwood Drive
Fort Worth TX 76133
(817) 292-2250
In charge of arrangements."


Paul Kenton Bird

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Page 169; submitted by Evelyn Canterbury, 313 Hillcrest Drive, Bluefeild,
VA.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Stephanie Nichols; 21 Aug 2007.
" Paul Kenton Bird
Birth 8 Jun 1913
West Virginia, USA
Death 27 Aug 1968 (aged 55)
Pulaski County, Virginia, USA
Burial
Highland Memory Gardens
Dublin, Pulaski County, Virginia, USA "

Additional Information Posted:
"Son of James Oswell "Oswal" and Ella Myrtle Wheeler Bird.

"Paul Kenton Bird, age 55, died on Tuesday morning at Radford Community Hospital.

"He lived at 1034 Carson Street. Bird has been employed at RAAP for the past 28 years. He was presently a Lieutenant in the guard force.

"He was a World War II veteran and a member of Virginia May Lodge.

"He is survived by his wife, Beulah Phillips Bird; one daughter, Miss Dorothy Louise Bird; two sons, Kenton L. Bird and Charles E, Bird; his mother, Mrs. James Cv Bird, Beckley, West Va.; three sisters, Mrs. William R, Branson, Beckley; Mrs. Keith Cook, Salem; Mrs. Ralph Canterbury, Bluefleld, Va.

"Funeral services will beheld Thursday at 2 p.m. at Central Methodist Church. Rev. Jerry Anderson will officiate. Masonic graveside service will beheld at Highland Memory Garden. The body Is at Seaver-Sanders Funeral Home.

"Page 2-Radford Va., News Journal, Tues., Aug, 27, 1968"


Martin Darrell "Marty" Lockhart

1. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Martin (Marty) Darrell Lockhart, 54, of Iaeger, WV passed away Friday, July 19, 2019 at his residence. Martin was born May 18, 1965 in Welch, WV, a son of the late Shirley Delano and Carol Jean Christian Lockhart. He was a coal truck driver and a United States Army veteran. Martin enjoyed spending time with his family, going to the lake and riding his Harley.

"In addition to his parents, Shirley and Carol Christian, Martin was preceded in death by one sister, Jeanna Lockhart; his maternal grandparents, Julius and Lena Christian; and paternal grandparents, George and Florence Lockhart.

"Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Angie Gibson Lockhart of the home; one daughter, Kaitlyn Lockhart of the home and her fiancé Tyler Collins of Gary, WV; one brother, Scott Lockhart and wife Cathy of Fishers, IN; two sisters, Yvonne Harris and husband Gene of Iaeger, WV, and Cindy Cline and husband Jeff of Abingdon, VA; his father and mother-in-law, Roger and Brenda Gibson of Avondale, WV; a brother-in-law, Roger Gibson Jr. of Avondale, WV; three special friends, Dianna Cook, Teddy Collins and Jay Owens; and a host of nieces and nephews.

"Graveside services will be conducted Monday, July 22, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. with Reverend John Wheeler officiating at the Lockhart Cemetery at Short Pole, with burial to follow. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers...."


Angela Michelle Gibson

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom
Hatcher and Sandra Long; "Roger D. Gibson"; Article; Page 150; submitted by Angela
Gibson-Lockhart, Box 293, Avondale, WV 24811.
2 "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995" edited by Dr. Thomas Hatcher, Geneva
Steele, Sandra long and Christine Carr McGuire; 1995. LC #95-61262; "Angela Michelle
Gibson-Lockhart" article; Page 191; submitted by Angela Lockhart, Box 293, Avondale, WV 24811.
" ANGELA MICHELLE
GIBSON_LOCKHART
"I was born on December 11, 1969 in Cleve—
land, OH. My parents are Roger D. and Brenda
S. Dawson-Gibson. I have one brother, Roger
D. Gibson, Jr.
"My brother and I grew up in Avondale, WV
where we have lived most all our lives. We are
a very close family. Daddy was a coal miner for
17 years, working for various coal companies.
He often worked second shift, and it was
always a treat to get to stay up late on Friday
nights and wait for him to come home. He was
always black and dirty from the coal dust, and
always smiling and carrying on.
" I attended Iaeger Elementary School, Iaeger
Intermediate, and graduated from Iaeger High
School in 1988. I have attended Bluefield State
College and am presently enrolled in the Amer-
ican College of Prehospital Medicine, where ’II
soon receive my degree in Emergency Medical
Services. I have been an Emergency Medical
Technician since I was nineteen years old, and
have worked with Quality Ambulance Service,
where l have seen a lot of sadness and sick-
ness, and have helped bring three beautiful
baby girls into the world. It I helped just one
person in some way or other over the past six
years, the hard work that I‘ve done on the
ambulance has been well worth it.
"On July 27, 1992, I married my best friend
and the love of my life, Martin D. Lockhart, son
of Shirley “PD.“ and Carol Jean Christian—
Lookhart. We were married in the yard at my
parent’s home by the Reverend Jim Williams.
We live at Avondale, next door to my parents.
"On July 11, 1993, I was baptized at the Gar—
land Church of the Living God by the Reverend
Lennis Jackson. That was the day I re-dedicat-
ed my life to Jesus Christ, and I haven’t looked
on my old life since. That was truly the happiest
day of my life. I currently attend the Bradshaw
Church of God in Bradshaw, WV.
"I enjoy reading, bowling, playing softball,
swimming, and meeting new people."


Martin Toler Sr

1. FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by Patricia Rozny; 21 Jul 2002.
" Martin Toler Sr.
Birth 14 Dec 1908
Death 4 Jan 1979 (aged 70)
Burial
Claypool Cemetery
Davin, Logan County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 6625908"


Lena Ethel Cline

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Panther Coal Co; taken on 20/21 Jan 1920;
Page 259A; Image 13 of 43; Family #143/145.
Listed as Ethel Cline; age 6; born in KY; in household of grandfather, George W. Cline; with parents.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 19 Apr 1930; Page 211A; Image 20
of 42; Family #157/158.
Listed as Lena E. Cline; age 16; born in KY; single; in household of father, Witcher Cline.
3. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Lena Ethel Toler [Ethel C Toler] [Lena Ethel Cline]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 26 Sep 1913
Birth Place: Frenchburg M, Kentucky [Frankfort ME??, Kentucky]
Death Date: 27 May 1989
Father:
Witcher Cline
Mother:
Rosana Hackner
SSN: 234720189
Notes: Oct 1962: Name listed as LENA ETHEL TOLER;
28 Jun 1989: Name listed as ETHEL C TOLER "