McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Edward Allen

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1915); Page 457; WV Archives Web Site.
Edward Allen; age 28; born in Pulaski Co, VA; single; black; miner; living at Landgraff, WV; son of
Laindon and Victoria; married on 14 Jun 1915 at Welch, WV; Minnie Wilson; age 21; born in Wythe
Co, VA; black; single; daughter of Turner and Elizbeth.


Minnie Wilson

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1915); Page 457; WV Archives Web Site.
Edward Allen; age 28; born in Pulaski Co, VA; single; black; miner; living at Landgraff, WV; son of
Laindon and Victoria; married on 14 Jun 1915 at Welch, WV; Minnie Wilson; age 21; born in Wythe
Co, VA; black; single; daughter of Turner and Elizbeth.


William Joseph Winter

1. Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: William Joseph Winter
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 24
Birth Date: abt 1916
Marriage Registration Place: Bland, Virginia, USA
Marriage Date: 15 Jun 1940
Marriage Place: Bland, Virginia, USA
Father: Joseph Winter
Mother: Mary Miller
Spouse: Lillian Joan Allen"


Lillian Joan Allen

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Northfork District; Rolfe Road; taken 18 Apr 1930; Page 34B;
Image 42 of 45; Family #407/420.
Listed as Lillian Allen; age 8; born in WV; in household of father, Cecil Allen.
2. Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Lillian Joan Allen
Gender: Female
Race: White
Age: 21
Birth Date: abt 1919
Marriage Registration Place: Bland, Virginia, USA
Marriage Date: 15 Jun 1940
Marriage Place: Bland, Virginia, USA
Father: Cecil Allen
Mother: Sessie Blankenship
Spouse: William Joseph Winter"


Charles H. McIntyre

1. Washington Co, VA; Marriage License #35234; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Charles H. McIntyre; age 29; born in Cottageville, WV; single; plumber; living at Welch, WV; son of
Charles E. and Eustie (Flowers) McIntyre; married on 21 Nov 1959 at Abingdon, VA; Geneva Ranzo;
maiden name Allen; divorced; married once before; born at Maitland, WV; living at Welch, WV;
daughter of Cecil and Sessie (Blankenship) Allen.


Geneva Syible Allen

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Northfork District; Rolfe Road; taken 18 Apr 1930; Page 34B;
Image 42 of 45; Family #407/420.
Listed as Geneva Allen; age 3 yrs, 6 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Cecil Allen.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1946); Page 227; WV Archives Web Site.
Jim T. Ranzo; age 25; born in Italy; single; living at Welch, WV; married on 13 Apr 1946 at
Powhatan, WV; Geneva Alle; age 19; born at Maitland, WV; single; living at Welch, WV; with
consent of Sessie Allen, mother of Geneva Allen.
3. Washington Co, VA; Marriage License #35234; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Charles H. McIntyre; age 29; born in Cottageville, WV; single; plumber; living at Welch, WV; son of
Charles E. and Eustie (Flowers) McIntyre; married on 21 Nov 1959 at Abingdon, VA; Geneva Ranzo;
maiden name Allen; divorced; married once before; born at Maitland, WV; living at Welch, WV;
daughter of Cecil and Sessie (Blankenship) Allen.
4. Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #76-018873; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Brice H. Coleman; age 60; born 2 Dec 1915 in Henry Co, VA; widowed; this was his 2nd marriage;
5th grade education; living at Rt 2, Martinsville, Henry co, VA; son of John Harvey and Ors
(Eggelston) Coleman; married on 22 May 1976 in Lebanon, VA; Geneva A. McIntyre; maiden name,
Allen; age 50; born 17 Jan 1926 in McDowell Co, WV; divorced; this was her 2nd (sic, 3rd) marriage;
1 yr college education; living at 549 Virginia Ave, Welch, WV; daughter of Cecil and Sessie
(Blankenship) Allen.
5. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Geneva Syible Allen
[Geneva S Ranzo]
[Geneva McIntyre]
[Geneva Coleman]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 17 Jan 1927
Birth Place: Maitland Mcd, West Virginia
[Welch, West Virginia]
Death Date: 12 Aug 2002
Father: Cecil Allen
Mother: Sessie Blankenship
SSN: 235380071
Notes: May 1943: Name listed as GENEVA SYIBLE ALLEN;
Mar 1950: Name listed as GENEVA S RANZO;
Jan 1960: Name listed as GENEVA S MCINTYRE;
18 Jun 1976: Name listed as GENEVA S COLEMAN;
17 Aug 2002: Name listed as GENEVA COLEMAN"


William Lewis Robinson

1. Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: William Lewis Robinson
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 39
Birth Date: 11 Jun 1930
Marriage Registration Place: Russell, Virginia, USA
Marriage Date: 23 May 1970
Marriage Place: Lebanon, Virginia, USA
Father: Wess Robinson
Mother: Allie Dunman
Spouse: Bettie Sue Allen Farris"
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: William Lewis Robinson
[William L Robinson]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 11 Jun 1930
Birth Place: Coalwood Mcd, West Virginia
Death Date: 16 Jun 2000
Father: Wess J Robinson
Mother: Allie A Dunman
SSN: 232461232
Notes: Jun 1947: Name listed as WILLIAM LEWIS ROBINSON;
22 Jun 2000: Name listed as WILLIAM L ROBINSON"


Bettie Sue Allen

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Northfork District; Rolfe Road; taken 18 Apr 1930; Page 34B;
Image 42 of 45; Family #407/420.
Listed as Bettie S. Allen; age 11 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Cecil Allen.
2. Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Bettie Sue Allen Farris
Gender: Female
Race: White
Age: 41
Birth Date: 16 May 1929
Marriage Registration Place: Russell, Virginia, USA
Marriage Date: 23 May 1970
Marriage Place: Lebanon, Virginia, USA
Father: Cecil Allen
Mother: Sessie Blankenship
Spouse: William Lewis Robinson"
3. Peacock, Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service; Southport, NC; Posted Obit.
"Bettie Sue Robinson
"May 16, 1929 - January 9, 2020
"Bettie Sue Robinson was born on May 16, 1929 and passed away on January 9, 2020 in
WILMINGTON, North Carolina."
4. Roselawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, Princeton, WV; Posted Obit.
"Bettie A. Robinson, 90 of Oak Island, NC, formerly of Vienna, and Welch, WV, died on January 9, 2020 after suffering a stroke.

"Bettie is survived by her daughter, Debbie Atwell (William) and grand-daughter, Elizabeth Brumley (Justin), and great grandson, Atwell; several nephews, nieces and grand nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sessie Blankenship Ranzo and Frank Ranzo (Franco Giallorenzo) of Welch, WV and husband, William L. Robinson, Vienna, WV; sisters (Lillian and Geneva) and brothers (Douglas and Jack).

"Bettie was born on May 16, 1929 in Welch, WV to a mother from one of the early pioneer families in the area and an Italian emigrant. She lived on the farm learning the techniques of farming and animal husbandry during the Great Depression. When she was a teenager, her family bought a dairy farm in New York and she moved there with them. Returning to Welch, she graduated from Welch High School and worked as a clerical aid and secretary. After marrying she moved to Pulaski, Virginia with her husband and daughter. There she worked in the Tax Office of the Pulaski County Court House. After returning to Welch, she married Bill Robinson and worked at the Foremost Milk Company until its headquarters moved to Bristol, TN. She then worked in administration at the McDowell County Jail. After retiring she relocated to Vienna, WV to be near her daughter and granddaughter. She was a long-serving volunteer at St Joseph's Hospital in Parkersburg, WV and was an active member of First United Methodist Church, Parkersburg, WV. She frequently attended United Methodist Churches in the Oak Island/Southport area.

"She was proud of her native state, studying its history and its people. She subscribed to several publications about the state: Goldenseal, the magazine of West Virginia traditional life, Wonderful West Virginia Magazine, and The official West Virginia Page for OnlyInYourState.
Bettie was very fond of art glass especially art glass made in West Virginia. She collected several pieces and enjoyed learning and sharing the history of the glass factories in West Virginia. Bettie enjoyed photography and was an avid photographer, documenting the many changes in rural settings of the areas she visited.

"She was a very special and loving person who ensured that those she met were special too. She will be greatly missed but the love that she brought to all will live on.

A Celebration of Bettie's life will be held Friday January 17, 2020 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Roselawn Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Timothy Allen officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00PM-2:00PM on Friday at the funeral home.

"In lieu of flowers, memorial donations of sympathy may be made in Bettie's name to the Lower Cape Fear LifeCare, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

"Roselawn Funeral Home 450 Courthouse Rd in Princeton is serving the Robinson Family"


Jack Paul Allen Sr

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Northfork District; Rolfe Road; taken 18 Apr 1930; Page 34B;
Image 42 of 45; Family #407/420.
Listed as Jack Allen; age 7; born in WV; in household of father, Cecil Allen.
2. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Jack Paul Allen
Race: White
Age: 19
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Place: McDowell, West Virginia, USA
Birth Date: 11 Nov 1922
Residence Place: Welch, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 30 Jun 1942
Employer: Koppers Coal Company
Weight: 148
Complexion: Light
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5 6
Next of Kin: Dessie Ranzo
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Jack Paul Allen Self (Head)"
3. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Jack Paul Allen
[Jack P Allen]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 11 Nov 1922
Birth Place: McDowell CO, West Virginia
Death Date: 14 Dec 1991
Father: Cecil Allen
Mother: Narcissa Blankenship
SSN: 236220035
Notes: 22 Nov 1983: Name listed as JACK PAUL ALLEN;
03 Jun 1993: Name listed as JACK P ALLEN"


Cecil Allen

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1920); Page 176; WV Archives Web Site.
Cecil Blankenship; age 22; born in Floyd Co, KY; single; chauffeur; living in Welch, WV;
son of John and Sue; married on 24 Jul 1920 in Welch, WV; Sessie Blankenship; age 21;
born in McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Henderson and Elizabeth.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Northfork District; Rolfe Road; taken 18 Apr 1930; Page 34B;
Image 42 of 45; Family #407/420.
Listed as Cecil Allen; age 30; born in KY; married at 22; coal loader in mine; head of household.
3. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Cecil Allen
SSN: 407-24-7196
Last Residence:
42240 Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, USA
BORN: 16 Jan 1900
Died: Jul 1976
State (Year) SSN issued: Kentucky (Before 1951)"


Narcissa "Sessie" Blankenship

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1920); Page 176; WV Archives Web Site.
Cecil Blankenship; age 22; born in Floyd Co, KY; single; chauffeur; living in Welch, WV;
son of John and Sue; married on 24 Jul 1920 in Welch, WV; Sessie Blankenship; age 21;
born in McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Henderson and Elizabeth.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Northfork District; Rolfe Road; taken 18 Apr 1930; Page 34B;
Image 42 of 45; Family #407/420.
Listed as Dessie Allen; age 28; born in WV; married at 20; in household of husband, Cecil Allen.


Douglas Allen

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Northfork District; Rolfe Road; taken 18 Apr 1930; Page 34B;
Image 42 of 45; Family #407/420.
Listed as Douglas Allen; age 5; born in WV; in household of father, Cecil Allen.