McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families

Notes


Scott Long

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; 1995; Edited by Dr, Thomas C.
Hatcher; Geneva Steele; Sandra Long and Christine Carr McGuire; "Goldie Augusta Morgan
(1879-1963)"; Article; Page 207; submitted by Lake (Morgan) Hopson; HC 73, Box 47-B, Gilbert, WV
25621.


April Blankenship

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; 1995; Edited by Dr, Thomas C.
Hatcher; Geneva Steele; Sandra Long and Christine Carr McGuire; "Goldie Augusta Morgan
(1879-1963)"; Article; Page 207; submitted by Lake (Morgan) Hopson; HC 73, Box 47-B, Gilbert, WV
25621.


Richard Gratton Woolridge

1. "Pedigree Resources File", LDS CD #15, 7 May 2000, submitted by Jimmy David
Brewster, 500 Charwood Lane, West Columbia, SC 29170.
Richard Woolridge married Molly Brewster on 20 Jun 1884 in McDowell Co, WV;
children: Richard Gratton, James, George, Albert, John Lee, and Crockett.
Richard Gratton Woolridge was born on 26 Feb 1885; married first, Molly
Asbury on 9 Mar 1911; married second, Onie Mae Cassey on 9 Dec 1923.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Lonesome Drifter; 1 Mar 2012.


Mary Ellen "Mollie" Asbury

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Big Creek Township, taken on 13 Jun 1900,
Family #120.
Listed as Mary E. Asbury, age 11, born in Mar 1888 in WV, in household of
father, Rufus Asberry.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Big Creek District, taken on 12 May 1910, Page 208B, Family #384.
Listed as Mollie Asberry, age 21, born in WV, in household of father, Rufus K. Asberry.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Lonesome Drifter; 4 Mar 2012.
" Mary Ellen Asbury Woolridge
Birth 31 Mar 1889
West Virginia, USA
Death 21 Mar 1921 (aged 31)
Virginia, USA
Burial
Cucumber Creek Number 8 Mine Cemetery
Newhall, McDowell County, West Virginia"


Clarence Steele

1. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Baileysville District;; E.D. 55-1; taken 1 May 1940; Page 14B; Image
28 of 45; Household #207.
Listed as Clarence Steel; age 9 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Cecil A. Steele.


James Comodore Nichols Jr

1.1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Venus; Gary-Thorpe Road; taken 5 Apr 1930; Page
19B; Image 12 of 60; Family # 90/92.
Listed as James Nichols, Jr; age 5; born in WV; in household of father, james C. Nichols.
2. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: James Commodore Nichols
Race: White
Age: 18
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Place: Gary, West Virginia, USA
Birth Date: 30 Oct 1924
Residence Place: Gary, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 23 Dec 1942
Employer: Bethlehem Fairfield Shipyard
Weight: 152
Complexion: Light
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Height: 6
Next of Kin: Mr Dewey Adams
Household Members:
Name Relationship
James Commodore Nichols Self (Head)"
3. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: James Comodore Nichols Jr
[James C Nichols Jr]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 30 Oct 1924
Birth Place: Gary McDall, West Virginia
Death Date: 26 Feb 1995
Father: James C Nichols
Mother: Maggie Martin
SSN: 225288228
Notes: Jul 1941: Name listed as JAMES COMODORE NICHOLS JR;
14 Mar 1995: Name listed as JAMES C NICHOLS"
4. U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: James Nichols
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 30 Oct 1924
Death Date: 26 Feb 1995
Cause of Death: Natural
SSN: 225288228
Branch 1: ARMY
Enlistment Date 1: 9 Oct 1943
Release Date 1: 24 Feb 1946"
5, FindAGrave,com Web Site; submitted by Patricia Heath; 1 Aug 2016.
" James Commodore Nichols, Jr
Birth 30 Oct 1924
Gary, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 26 Feb 1995 (aged 70)
Archdale, Randolph County, North Carolina, USA
Burial
Floral Garden Memorial Park
High Point, Guilford County, North Carolina"

Additional Information Posted:
"James Commodore Nichols Jr. was born 30 Oct 1924 in Gary, McDowell Co., WV. He was s/o James Commodore Nichols Sr. & Maggie Martin.

"He married Ruth Elizabeth Sledge d/o Earlie Lee Sledge & Elizabeth M. Harvell 6 Feb 1948 in High Point, Guilford Co., NC.

"He died 26 Feb 1995 in Archdale, Randolph Co., NC. He was buried 1 Mar 1995 in Floral Garden Memorial Park in High Point, Guilford Co., NC."


Billy Gene Davidson

1. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Billy Davidson
Also Known As Billy G Davison
Event Date 01 Aug 2008
Event Place Helen, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 27 Sep 1945
Address Helen, West Virginia 25853
Address Date 01 Aug 2008
2nd Address Amigo, West Virginia 25811
2nd Address Date 01 Dec 1996
Affiliate Identifier 370752540"
2. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Billy G Davidson
Address: 304 Highland Ave, Mullens, WV, 25882-1340 (1996)"
3. "The Register-Herald"; Beckley, WV; Friday, 5 Oct 2012; Newspaper Obit.
"AMIGO — Billy Gene Davidson, 67, of Amigo, passed away Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at Tankersley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley. Friends may call one hour prior to services Monday at the funeral home.
For those considering an expression of sympathy the family requests contributions be made to help defray unexpected expenses to Tankersley Funeral Home, 102 Moran Ave., Mullens, WV 25882.
Arrangements by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens."


Alice Marie Blankenship

1. Tankersley Funeral Home; Mullens, WV; Posted Obit.
"Alice Marie Davidson, 66, of Helen, passed away on Friday, November 2, 2018.

"Born March 31, 1952, at Mullens, she was the daughter of the late Drewey Jack Blankenship and Joyce Rae (Christian) Graham.

"Alice was a homemaker.

"In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by her husband, Billy Davidson; and stepfather, Orville Graham.

"Those left to cherish her memory include her siblings, Linda Shrewsbury of Crab Orchard, Vickie Whitt and her husband, Marcus of Itmann, Nancy King and special friend, Clyde Norman, Tina Cook of North Carolina, Albert Graham and his wife, Debbie of Crab Orchard, Orville “Junior” Graham and his wife, Wendy of Crab Orchard, Jack Blankenship of North Carolina, and Jimmy Blankenship of Morgantown; three stepsons, Mark, BJ, and Tracy; two stepdaughters, Lynn and Lori; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

"Services will be 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at Tankersley Funeral Home Chapel, Mullens with Pastor Danny Lusk officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley. ..."


Howard Rakes

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1928); Page 355; WV Archives Web Site.
Howard Rakes; age 21; born in Max Meadows, VA; single; coal loader; living at Gary #9, McDowell
Co, WV; son of John and Eliazbeth Rakes; married on 18 Apr 1928 at Gary, WV; Beatrice Adams; age
19; born and living in Gary, WV; single; daughter of Charlie and Maggie Adams.


Beatrice Adams

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1928); Page 355; WV Archives Web Site.
Howard Rakes; age 21; born in Max Meadows, VA; single; coal loader; living at Gary #9, McDowell
Co, WV; son of John and Eliazbeth Rakes; married on 18 Apr 1928 at Gary, WV; Beatrice Adams; age
19; born and living in Gary, WV; single; daughter of Charlie and Maggie Adams.
2.1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Venus; Gary-Thorpe Road; taken 5 Apr 1930; Page
19B; Image 12 of 60; Family # 90/92.
Listed as Beatrice Rakes; age 22; born in WV; married at 18; half-daughter (sic, step-daughter) in
household of step-father, James C. Nichols.