McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families

Notes


John Dragon

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; "George and Anna Palco"; Article;
Page 215; submitted by _____.
"...Julia married John Dragon and lived at McComas, WV before moving to Cleveland, Ohio..."


Julia Palco

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; "George and Anna Palco"; Article;
Page 215; submitted by _____.
"...Julia married John Dragon and lived at McComas, WV before moving to Cleveland, Ohio..."


George Dragon

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; "George and Anna Palco"; Article;
Page 215; submitted by _____.


Delores Dragon

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; "George and Anna Palco"; Article;
Page 215; submitted by _____.


Patricia Dragon

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; "George and Anna Palco"; Article;
Page 215; submitted by _____.


George Palco

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; "George and Anna Palco"; Article;
Page 215; submitted by _____.
"...He and his wife died of Pneumonia in 1931 only teb days apart. They are buried in the historical
cemetery at Pocahontas, VA...."


Anna Estonya Meshenko

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; "George and Anna Palco"; Article;
Page 215; submitted by _____.
"...He and his wife died of Pneumonia in 1931 only teb days apart. They are buried in the historical
cemetery at Pocahontas, VA...."


Voshell

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; "Wilson and Alice Nunn"; Article;
submitted by Irma N. Webb, 308 Valleydale, Bluefield, VA 24605.


Chilco

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; "Wilson and Alice Nunn"; Article;
submitted by Irma N. Webb, 308 Valleydale, Bluefield, VA 24605.


Janet Pruitt

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; "Wilson and Alice Nunn"; Article;
submitted by Irma N. Webb, 308 Valleydale, Bluefield, VA 24605.


Buford Easley Hypes Sr

1. Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Name: Buford E. Hypes
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single
Age: 27
Birth Date: 1888
Birth Place: Craig County, VA. (conflicts with Ref 2)
Marriage Date: 20 Oct 1915
Marriage Place: Craig, Virginia
Father: Harvey P. Hypes
Mother: Ollie M.
Spouse: Annie Taylor
FHL Film Number: 31073"
2. Wyoming Co, WV; WW II Draft Registration Card #U-2289; 27 Apr 1942; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Buford Easley Hypes; age 54; born 9 jan 1888 in Newport, VA; living in Mullens, WV; self employed;
person who will always know address, Mrs. Annie Hypes, Mullens, WV; 5'9-1/2" tall; 180 lbs; gray
eyes; gray hair; ruddy complexion.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Rosanna Camden Cann; 10 Aug 2012.
" Buford E. Hypes
Birth 9 Jan 1888
Death 8 Aug 1951 (aged 63)
Burial
Hypes Family Cemetery
Craig County, Virginia,"


Annie Taylor

1. Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Annie Taylor
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Single
Age: 21
Birth Date: 1894
Birth Place: Craig County, VA.
Marriage Date: 20 Oct 1915
Marriage Place: Craig, Virginia
Mother: Bettie Taylor
Spouse: Buford E. Hypes
FHL Film Number: 31073
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Rosanna Camden Cann; 10 Aug 2012.
" Annie E. Hypes
Birth 19 Jun 1894
Death 23 Mar 1956 (aged 61)
Burial
Hypes Family Cemetery
Craig County, Virginia"


Betty Jo Hypes

1. Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens, WV; Posted Obit.
"Betty Jo Hypes, of Mullens, passed away on Saturday, September 29, 2018 from pancreatic cancer.

"Born in Mullens, WV, she was the daughter of Buford E. Hypes, Sr. and Annie Taylor Hypes.

"Betty Jo graduated from Mullens High School in 1952 and Concord College in 1956. She taught in the English Department at West Virginia University for 42 years. Betty Jo loved WVU and was a true Mountaineer. Betty Jo was an avid reader and taught many students how to express themselves through writing and using grammar correctly. Students loved Ms. Hypes because of her storytelling. Betty Jo made her living talking. She never met a stranger.

"She loved music, musicals, plays, and poetry. In her leisure she played the piano and sang. She traveled to many foreign countries and across the United States. Above all she loved her family and friends, and especially her sister Alice.

"In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters Maude Canterbury (Henry) and Nelva Webster (Sam); her brother Buford E. "Bud" Hypes.

"Betty Jo is survived by her sister Alice Hypes, her brother Pete Hypes (Rachel); nieces, Trudy Blackwell (Bucky), Tammy McKinney (Clifford), Elizabeth Hypes and Bertie Arellanos; nephews, Dr. Samuel E. Webster, Andrew Canterbury, Petie Hypes, and Derrick Hypes; special great nieces and nephews, Audra Blackwell (Matthew Martin), Mark Blackwell, Clint Houck, Amber Ribner (Andrew) and Blaine McKinney.

"Services will be 12 Noon, Friday, October 5, 2018 at the Highland Avenue Baptist Church, Mullens with Rev. Lewis Arnold officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley...."
2. "Wyoming County Proud!!"; Facebook Page; posted by Vicky Thomas 4 Apr 2022.
"By now you are probably wondering why I am posting about the two co-ed murders at WVU in 1970. Because in 1970, Wyoming County native and Mullens resident Betty Jo Hypes was on the WVU faculty teaching English. In April of 1970, Ms. Hypes was walking down the street in Morgantown when she noticed she was being followed by a suspicious man in an old white car. His description fitted the one given by witnesses who saw the two missing girls enter such a car while hitchiking back to their dorm. Ms. Hypes attempted to evade her stalker. She walked down a one way street, knowing that the suspicious man could not follow her. When she came to a store, she entered it and watched to see if the stalker was outside, knowing where she was hiding. Ms. Hypes described the man as scruffy and "scary." She was interviewed for the book I am reading and just posted about. I don't think Ms. Hypes would have hitchiked around Morgantown in 1970, but many students did and two lost their lives for getting into a car with the wrong man."