McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Calista Nicole Crouch

1. Stafford Funeral Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"Calista Nicole Crouch Trent., 42, of Crouch's Farm, WV passed away on Friday August 7th, 2020. She was born on
November 04, 1977 in Beckley, WV, a daughter of Letha Ellison Crouch of Crouch's Farm and the late Robert D.
Crouch. She was a 1996 Graduate of Oceana High School, a 2000 Graduate of Southern WV LPN school and had
completed her RN/BSN at Mountain State University in 2009. She was a beloved mother and daughter and will be
missed by her family and friends. In addition to her father, she is preceded in death by her sister, Desiree Crouch.
In addition to her mother, survivors include her daughters, Finley Crouch and Kylee Trent; her son, Dylan Trent;
and a host of other loving family and friends. She will be cremated and there will be no services. The family is
being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV."


Robert D. Crouch

1. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 2; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Robert D. Crouch
Birth Date: 20 Jul 1952
Address: Grove Ave 4d
Residence Place: Jesse, West Virginia, USA
Zip Code: 24849"
2. Stafford Funeral Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. (2 Timothy 4: 7) Robert D. Crouch, 67,
of Crouch's Farm, WV transitioned from this life to the next on June 15, 2020, surrounded by his family after a
five and half year battle with colon cancer. Rob was born July 20, 1952 to the late Robert C. and Bobbie Jean
Crouch. He lived his whole life on Crouch's Farm. He was a 1970 graduate of Oceana High School and attended
Beckley College before deciding to go into the coal mines where he worked thirty-four years. He loved to deer
and turkey hunt and spend time with his friends. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a beloved
daughter Desiree; a brother Mike Crouch; a nephew Lucas Marcum; and a dear aunt June Farren whom he loved
like a mother. He is survived by his loving wife of forty-six years Letha; a daughter Calista Trent; grandchildren
Finley Crouch, Kylee and Dylan Trent, whom he loved with all his heart; an aunt Phyllis Clark; sister-in-law Lana
Marcum; several nieces and nephews and too many friends to mention; his very dear friend Doug Trull, who
fought beside him all the way, the true meaning of friend. In keeping with his wishes he will be cremated. A
Memorial service will be held at 5:00 on Saturday June 27, 2020 at the Clear Fork Valley Baptist Church with
Pastor Erwin Gregory officiating. Friends may gather with the family from 3:00 until service time at the church
on Saturday. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hospice of Southern WV. We would like to thank all of
the nurses who cared for him, especially Dena Spence, all of the friends who visited and made his last days more
bearable. Special thanks to Clear Fork Valley Baptist Church who's been there by our side throughout Rob's
sickness. Those who called and messaged and prayed. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral
Home, Lynco, WV."


Letha Ellison

1. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 2; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Letha Crouch
Birth Date: 10 Dec 1957
Address: Grove Ave 4d
Residence Place: Jesse, West Virginia, USA
Zip Code: 24849"


Paul Mitchell

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1957); Page 81; WV Archives Website.
Paul Mitchell; age 21; born in Baileysville, WV; single; living at Marianna, WV; son of Dewey and Elsie
Mitchell; married on 9 Jul 1957 in Baileysville, WV; Geneva Carol Short; age 19; born in Baileysville,
WV; single; living in Brenton, WV; daughter of Woodrow and Mrs. Woodrow Short.


Geneva Carol "Sally" Short

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1957); Page 81; WV Archives Website.
Paul Mitchell; age 21; born in Baileysville, WV; single; living at Marianna, WV; son of Dewey and
Elsie Mitchell; married on 9 Jul 1957 in Baileysville, WV; Geneva Carol Short; age 19; born in
Baileysville, WV; single; living in Brenton, WV; daughter of Woodrow and Mrs. Woodrow Short.
2. Stafford Funeral Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"Geneva Carol "Sally" Mitchell, 82, of Marianna, WV passed away on Saturday June 20, 2020 in Raleigh General
Hospital, Beckley, WV. She was born on December 12, 1937 in Baileysville, WV a daughter of the late Woodrow
and Lillian Ellis Short. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Paul Mitchell. Survivors
include two sons Steven Paul (Evie Josetta) Mitchell of Lexington, NC and Gregory Dean (Eunice) Mitchell of
Brenton; two brothers Roger (Judith) Fortner of Huntersville, NC and Jimmy (Margie) Short of FL; three
grandchildren Heather (Brennan) Worsencroft, Holly (Dennis) Roark, and Gregory Paul Mitchell; four great
grandchildren Braylon Stephens, Carlos Alveraze, Liam Worsencroft and Isabella Roark; and a host of other loving
family and friends. A graveside service will be held at 11 am on Wednesday June 24th at Palm Memorial Gardens,
Matheny, WV with Pastor Tommy Knotts officiating. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral
Home, Lynco, WV."


Alfred Russell Newman

1. Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: A. E. Newman
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single
Age: 21
Birth Date: 1873
Birth Place: Patrick
Marriage Date: 10 Dec 1894
Marriage Place: Patrick, Virginia
Father: A. W. Newman
Mother: Mary J. Newman
Spouse: Minta Hooker
FHL Film Number: 33351
Reference ID: 3-177"
2. North Carolina, U.S., Marriage Records, 1741-2011; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: A R Neuman
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 7 Dec 1902
Marriage Place: Ashe, North Carolina, USA
Spouse: Martha B Sheets
Spouse Gender: Female
Event Type: Marriage"
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 20 Dec 2013.
Russell Newman; born 9 Oct 1873; died 10 Mar 1948; buried here; headstone photo shown:
"GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN".


Minta Hooker

1. Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940: Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Minta Hooker
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Single
Age: 21
Birth Date: 1873
Birth Place: Patrick
Marriage Date: 10 Dec 1894
Marriage Place: Patrick, Virginia
Mother: Nancy Jane Hooker
Spouse: A. E. Newman
FHL Film Number: 33351
Reference ID: 3-177"


Lensay Birge Adams

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Panther; taken on 7 Apr 1930; Page 178A;
Family #109/109.
Listed as Lensey Adams; age 8; born in WV; in household of father, Arthur C. Adams.
2. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Lensay Burge Adams
Race: White
Birth Date: 18 Nov 1921
Birth Place: Panther, West Virginia, USA
Residence: Corinne, Wyoming, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 16 Feb 1942
Occupation: Bob Smith
Weight: 135
Complexion: Ruddy
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Red
Height: 5 9
Next of Kin: Arthur Adams
Household Members:
Name
Lensay Burge Adams"
3. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #71 031736; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Lensay Byrge Adams; age 49; born 18 Nov 1921 in WV; divorced; this was his second marriage;
7th grade education; living at Box 55, Freeman, Mercer Co, WV; son of Arthur Clark and Lydia
(Bailey) Adams; married on 16 Aug 1971 at Grundy, Buchanan Co, VA; Grace Cline; age 30; born
WV; divorced; this was her second marriage; 1 yr HS education; living at 1416 Franklin Street,
Bluefield, WV; daughter of William and Belle (Kerns) Browning.
4. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Lensay Birge Adams
[Lensay B Adams]
[Lindsey Adams]
SSN: 233309894
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 18 Nov 1921
Birth Place: Panther, West Virginia
[Ponther|]
Death Date: Jan 1994
Father: Arthur C Adams
Mother: Lydia Bailey
Disability Status: Disability denied - no record of type.
Claim Date: 13 Mar 1969
Type of Claim: Original SSN.
Notes: Sep 1941: Name listed as LENSAY BIRGE ADAMS; 13 Mar 1969: Name listed as LENSAY B ADAMS; 08 Feb 1994: Name listed as LINDSEY B ADAMS"
5, FindAGrave.com Web Site; Bailey Cemetery, Panther, McDowell Cop, WV; submitted by
David A. Swiger; 16 Jan 2012.
Lensay Berge Adams; born 18 Nov 1921; died 23 Jan 1994; buried here; no grave marker photo shown;
"Inscription: CPL US MARINE CORPS WORLD WAR II".


Grace Browning

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #71 031736; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Lensay Byrge Adams; age 49; born 18 Nov 1921 in WV; divorced; this was his second marriage;
7th grade education; living at Box 55, Freeman, Mercer Co, WV; son of Arthur Clark and Lydia
(Bailey) Adams; married on 16 Aug 1971 at Grundy, Buchanan Co, VA; Grace Cline; age 30; born
WV; divorced; this was her second marriage; 1 yr HS education; living at 1416 Franklin Street,
Bluefield, WV; daughter of William and Belle (Kerns) Browning.
2. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #78 051130; Ancestry.com Web Site.
William Riley Keen; age 37; born 6 Apr 1941 in WV; divorced; this is his second marriage; first marriage
ended 22 Feb 1975; 12th grade education; living at Rt #1, Box 14B, Iaeger, WV; son of Willie and Floria
Melissia (Hurley) Keen; married on 9 Nov 1978 at Grundy, VA; Grace Adams, maiden name Browning;
age 38; born 22 Aug 1940 in WV; divorced' this is her third marriage; last marriage ended 4 Apr 1975;
living at Rt #1, Box 14B, Iaeger, WV; daughter of William and Belle (Kerns) Browning.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Allen Family Cemetery, Pipestem, Summers Co, WV; submitted by
Jana; 24 Nov 2011.
Grace K. Keen; born 22 Aug 1940; died in 1999; buried here; no grave marker photo shown.


Elmer I Dunn

1. McDowell Co, WV Gen Web Site; "McDowell County Aricles"; "McDowell County Shooting - Elmer
Dunn - 1903"; submitted by June White.
"DUNN IN DETAIL: Further Facts Relating to the Tragedy Furnished by the McDowell Recorder

"Additional details of the killing of Elmer Dunn, son of John W. Dunn, who lives near Princeton in this (Mercer) County, are furnished (to the Bluefield Daily Telegraph) by this following from the McDowell Recorder:

"Elmer Dunn, a popular young man who has been employed by the Ritter Lumber Company on Bradshaw, about twelve miles from Iaeger, was fatally shot by Corbin Riffe, a native of that section of the county, Thursday evening at 7 o'clock, living only an hour afterward. The shot was fired from a shotgun and tore a large hole in the abdomen of young Dunn. Moonshine "licker" which it is said is manufactured in large quantities in that section of the county, seems to have been the cause of the killing. It is reported that Riffe had had a disagreement with another man named Sparks as well as an abundance of the house-made liquor and had gotten a shot gun and wa presumably going after the man when he passed Dunn, who spoke to him very pleasantly, and in reply Riffe cursed Dunn using the most offensive language. Later in the evening Riffe and Dunn were at a house engaged in a stag dance when Riffe commenced pointing his loaded gun at the feet of Dunn, who asked him what he meant. Riffe continued keeping the gun towards Dunn's feet when the latter called the former out to one side, shortly after which the report of the gun was heard and Dunn was seen to fall to the ground. Riffe was taken before Squire Auville at Iaeger who sent him to jail here to await the grand jury. Both men were young, neither having a family.

"Bluefield Daily Telegraph,
July 9, 1903"