McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


James Alfrey

1. Logan Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1918); Page 6; Line #35; WV Archives Web Site.
James Alfrey; age 25; born in Rowan Co, KY; single; living at Ethel, WV; miner; son of John
and Mary (Cassidy) Alfrey; married on 20 Mar 1918 in Logan, WV; Arabelle Abshire; age 21;
born in Midkiff, WV; single; daughter of Joshua and Visla (Adkins) Abshire.


Arabelle Absher

1. Logan Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1918); Page 6; Line #35; WV Archives Web Site.
James Alfrey; age 25; born in Rowan Co, KY; single; living at Ethel, WV; miner; son of John
and Mary (Cassidy) Alfrey; married on 20 Mar 1918 in Logan, WV; Arabelle Abshire; age 21;
born in Midkiff, WV; single; daughter of Joshua and Visla (Adkins) Abshire.


Betty Lou Sizemore

1. Stafford Funeral Home; Oceana, WV; Posted Obit.
"Betty Lou Sizemore McMillion, 68, of Glen Fork, WV passed away on Thursday April 19, 2018 at her home.
She was born on July 18, 1949 in Kopperston, WV a daughter of the late Hearley and Vernie Toler Sizemore.
Betty attended the Promise Land Church. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her
husband Henry Porter Harmon; her husband Don Ed McMillion; a sister Harriett Doss; a brother Hearley
Gale Sizemore; a nephew Darrell "DJ" Doss, Jr.; and two brothers-in-law Kenneth Blackburn and Darrell
Allen Doss. Survivors include a son Jason (Amanda) Harmon of Beckley; a sister Rebecca Blackburn of
Kopperston; a brother Roy Dean (Anita) Sizemore of Kopperston; three grandchildren Hattie Marie, Molly
Katherine and Emily June; a special nephew William McMillion; special friends Wanda and Eddie Carter; and
a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1PM on Tuesday April 24th in the
Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Pastor David Johnson officiating. She will be laid
to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 11AM until time
of services on Tuesday April 24th at the funeral home. The family is being served by the Stafford Family
Funeral Home, Lynco, WV."


Effie Tilley

1. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage records; Vol #__(1946); Page 335; WV Archives Web Site.
Hearley Sizemore; age 28; born 15 oct 1917 in Keystone, WV; living at Affinity, WV; son of George
and Jane (Mitchem) Sizemore; married on 19 Apr 1946 at Beckley, WV; Effie Bumgardner; age
30; born 22 Jun 1915 at Pineville, WV; living at Affinity, WV; daughter of Matt and Lucille Tilley.


Charles Edward "Pug" Jenks

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 15 Apr 1940; Page 788A;
E D # 24-40; Image 15 of 36; Household #91.
Listed as Charles Jenks; age 2; born in WV; no education; in household of father, Henry H. Jenks, Sr.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1960); Page 142; WV Archives Web Site.
Charles Edward Jenks; age 23; born at Bradshaw, WV; single; living at Big Sandy, WV; married on
23 Dec 1960 at Roderfield, WV; Doris Jean Adkins; age 20; born in St. Albans, WV; single; living at
Roderfield, WV; with consent of Jacqueline Whitehurst, parents divorced; mother has custody of
Doris Jean Adkins.
3. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #72 048236; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Charles Edward Jenks; age 34; born 23 May 1938 in WV; single; this was his 1st marriage (sic,
this was his 2nd marriage); 2 yrs HS education; living at Roderfield, WV; son of Henry Harlan and
Iva May (Stapleton) Jenks; married on 25 Nov 1972 at Grundy, VA; Judith Leigh Helmadollar; age
30; born 19 Dec 1941 in WV; single; this was her 1st marriage (sic, she had married
____Helmadoller previously); living at Big Sandy, WV; daughter of Emery and Lorraine (Harrison)
Helmadollar (sic, Brecht).
4. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007: Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Charles Edward Jenks
[Charles E Jenks]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 23 May 1938
Birth Place: Bradshaw Mcd, West Virginia
Death Date: 3 Dec 1994
Father: Henry Jenks
Mother: Iva M Stapleton
SSN: 236546837
Death Certificate Number: 00000000000000000000018398
Notes: Oct 1952: Name listed as CHARLES EDWARD JENKS; 19 Jun 1998: Name listed as CHARLES E JENKS"
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls 25 Dec 2013.
Charles E. "Pug" Jenks; born 23 Mar 1938; died 3 Dec 1994; buried here; grave marker photo shown.


Judith Leigh Brecht

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #72 048236; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Charles Edward Jenks; age 34; born 23 May 1938 in WV; single; this was his 1st marriage (sic,
this was his 2nd marriage); 2 yrs HS education; living at Roderfield, WV; son of Henry Harlan and
Iva May (Stapleton) Jenks; married on 25 Nov 1972 at Grundy, VA; Judith Leigh Helmadollar; age
30; born 19 Dec 1941 in WV; single; this was her 1st marriage (sic, she had married
____Helmadoller previously); living at Big Sandy, WV; daughter of Emery and Lorraine (Harrison)
Helmadollar (sic, Brecht).
2. Douglas Mortuary; Welch, WV; Posted Obit.
"Judith Leigh Jenks, 76, of Princeton, formerly of Big Sandy passed away Monday, April 16, 2018 in Princeton Health Care Center, Princeton.
"Born December 19, 1941 in Milwaukee, WI she was the daughter of the late Emery N. Brecht and Lorrayne Harrison Brecht. She was a former home care provider, and had attended the Big Sandy Church of God.
"In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Charles E. Jenks; an infant son Steven R. Jenks; and a brother Jim E. Brecht.
"Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter Selena D. Jenks of Princeton; adopted son, Michael E. Strattis; a brother, Larry L. Brecht of Oak Creek, WI; and a grandson, Mendoza A. D. Holliday of Bluefield.
" In keeping with her wishes she has been cremated, and the family will honor her privately...."


James Alfred Perdue

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1915); Page 415; WV Archives Web Site.
James Alfred Perdew; age 24; born in McDowell Co, WV; living at Mullens, WV; married on
23 Oct 1915 at residence of brides father; Roxena McKinney; age 19; born in Wyoming Co,
WV; living at Basin, WV; daughter of Joseph F. and Victoria McKinney.


Roxanna McKinney

1. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Barker's Ridge District, Family #76.
Listed as Roxanna McKinney, age 4, in household of father, Joseph
McKinney.
2. USGENWEB PROJECT, Wyoming Co, WV, "Marriage Records", by Doris Slaughter.
Book 9, page 415.
Roxena McKinney; age 19; born in Wyoming Co, WV; daughter of Joseph F. and
Victoria McKinney; married on 23 Oct 1915 James Alford Perdew; age 24; born
in McDowell Co, WV.
3. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Barkers Ridge District, taken on 14 May 1910,
Page 209B, Family #238.
Listed as Roxiena McKinney, age 14, born in WV, in household of father,
Joseph F. McKinney.
4. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1915); Page 415; WV Archives Web Site.
James Alfred Perdew; age 24; born in McDowell Co, WV; living at Mullens, WV; married on
23 Oct 1915 at residence of brides father; Roxena McKinney; age 19; born in Wyoming Co,
WV; living at Basin, WV; daughter of Joseph F. and Victoria McKinney.
5. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1933); Page 88; WV Archives Web Site.
Charles Lafferty; age 47; born in WV; living at Herndon, WV; son of Buck Lafferty; married on 11 Jul 1933
in Beartown, WV; Roxie Perdew; age 42; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Herndon, WV; information
given by A.J. Bailey.


Dewey Earnest Adams

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1937); Page 242; WV Archives Web Site.
Dewey E. Adams; age 29; divorced; miner; living at Kimball, WV; son of T.B. and Ida Belle;
married on 27 Feb 1937 at Welch, WV; Mildred Warner; age 23; born in McDowell Co, WV;
single; living at Kimball, WV; daughter of Charles and Josephine (Murry).
2. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Dewey Earnest Adams
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 33
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Place: Patrick, Virginia, USA
Birth Date: 18 Aug 1907
Residence Place: Mcdowell, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 16 Oct 1940
Occupation: Koppers Coal Co
Weight: 140
Complexion: Light
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5 9
Next of Kin: Mildred Agnes Adams
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Dewey Earnest Adams Self (Head)
Mildred Agnes Adams Wife"
3. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Dewey Adams
SSN: 236-07-1290
Last Residence:
24724 Freeman, Mercer, West Virginia, USA
BORN: 18 Aug 1907
Died: Aug 1971
State (Year) SSN issued: West Virginia (Before 1951)"


Charles Lafferty

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1933); Page 88; WV Archives Web Site.
Charles Lafferty; age 47; born in WV; living at herndon, WV; son of Buck Lafferty; married on 11 Jul 1933
in Beartown, WV; Roxie Perdew; age 42; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Herndon, WV; information
given by A.J. Bailey.


Roxanna McKinney

1. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Barker's Ridge District, Family #76.
Listed as Roxanna McKinney, age 4, in household of father, Joseph
McKinney.
2. USGENWEB PROJECT, Wyoming Co, WV, "Marriage Records", by Doris Slaughter.
Book 9, page 415.
Roxena McKinney; age 19; born in Wyoming Co, WV; daughter of Joseph F. and
Victoria McKinney; married on 23 Oct 1915 James Alford Perdew; age 24; born
in McDowell Co, WV.
3. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Barkers Ridge District, taken on 14 May 1910,
Page 209B, Family #238.
Listed as Roxiena McKinney, age 14, born in WV, in household of father,
Joseph F. McKinney.
4. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1915); Page 415; WV Archives Web Site.
James Alfred Perdew; age 24; born in McDowell Co, WV; living at Mullens, WV; married on
23 Oct 1915 at residence of brides father; Roxena McKinney; age 19; born in Wyoming Co,
WV; living at Basin, WV; daughter of Joseph F. and Victoria McKinney.
5. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1933); Page 88; WV Archives Web Site.
Charles Lafferty; age 47; born in WV; living at Herndon, WV; son of Buck Lafferty; married on 11 Jul 1933
in Beartown, WV; Roxie Perdew; age 42; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Herndon, WV; information
given by A.J. Bailey.


Waymon McKinney

1. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Barkers Rideg District; E.D. 55-4; taken 1 May 1940; Page 88A;
Image 33 of 54; Household #277.
Listed as Wayman McKinney; age 15; born in WV; 4th grade education; attending school; lived in
same house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Leonard McKinney.
2. Giles Co, VA; Marriage License #77 046583; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Waymon McKinney; age 52; born 5 Nov 1924 in WV; divorced; this was his 2nd marriage; 8th
grade education; living at Box 544 Mullens, WV; son of Leonard and Carriae (Bailey) McKinney;
married on 1 Oct 1928 at Pearisburg, VA; Vera Frances Staton, maiden name Wood; age 49;
born 1 Jan 1928 in WV; divorced; this was her 2nd marriage; 4 yrs HS education; living at Box
734, Mullens, WV; daughter of Lewis Bryan and Nelvina (Prince) Wood.
3. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Waymon McKinney
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 5 Nov 1924
Birth Place: Crumpler Mcd, West Virginia
Death Date: 18 Jul 2001
Father: Lenard McKinney
Mother: Carie Bailey
SSN: 236320700
Notes: Aug 1942: Name listed as WAYMON MCKINNEY"
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Cremated?; submitted by Walter Pack Family; 11 Aug 2014.
Waymon McKinney; born 5 Nov 1924 in McDowell Co, WV; died 18 Jul 2001 in Princeton,
Mercer Co, WV; no cemetery identified; obit posted;
"Waymon McKinney, 76, of Covel, died 10:05 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, 2001, at Princeton Community Hospital following a long illness.

"Born Nov. 5, 1924, at Crumpler, he was the son of the late Rev. Leonard McKinney and Carri Bailey McKinney.

Mr. McKinney was a retired coal mine electrician and a member of the UMWA. He had been a resident of Covel for the past 20 years and was of the Baptist faith.

"He was preceded in death by a daughter, Becky Wright.

"Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Shirley "Jean" Lewis McKinney; three sons, Lee Mc-Kinney of Daniels, Rick Steele of Mullens and Rusty Steele of Unicoi, Tenn.; two daughters, Sue Stanley of Orlando, Fla., and Cheryl Stone of Roanoke, Va.; two grandsons, Josh Mc-Kinney of Daniels and Wayne Wright of Roanoke, Va.; two granddaughters, Sally Giggett of Vinton, Va., and Lisa Holder of Augusta, Ga.; a great-grandson, Dustin Holder of Augusta, Ga.; an adopted granddaughter, Sabrina Meadows of Herndon Heights; an adopted great-grandson, Damon Meadows of Herndon Heights; two brothers, Garnet McKinney and Hermon McKinney, both of Princeton; seven sisters, Lois Shrewsbury of Glen Morgan, Beulah Vaughn of Maben, Ruby Bishop of Bud, Greta Bishop of Stephenson, Ellen Donahue of Lashmeet, Martha Graham of North Carolina and June Bailey of Pembroke, Va.; and two stepsisters, Maude Milam of Covel and Louise Nichol of Evanston, Ill.

"A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Guyandotte Ave., Mullens, with the Very Rev. Adeeb M. Khalil officiating.

"The family will receive friends after 1 p.m. Sunday at the church. In lieu of flowers, a memorial scholarship will be established in Waymon McKinney's name for an underprivileged Wyoming East High School senior student entering the field of Mining Electrical Health and Safety.

"Memorial contributions may be sent to Shirley McKinney, Box 59, Covel, WV 24719, and will be established at the People's Bank of Mullens.

"Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley."


Vera Frances Wood

1. Giles Co, VA; Marriage License #77 046583; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Waymon McKinney; age 52; born 5 Nov 1924 in WV; divorced; this was his 2nd marriage; 8th
grade education; living at Box 544 Mullens, WV; son of Leonard and Carriae (Bailey) McKinney;
married on 1 Oct 1928 at Pearisburg, VA; Vera Frances Staton, maiden name Wood; age 49;
born 1 Jan 1928 in WV; divorced; this was her 2nd marriage; 4 yrs HS education; living at Box
734, Mullens, WV; daughter of Lewis Bryan and Nelvina (Prince) Wood.