Selected Families and Individuals

Notes


Alfred P. Blankenship Sr

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District, taken on 13 Jul 1900; Page 267A; Family #504.
Listed as Alfred Blankenship; age 5; born in WV in Jul 1895; in household of father, Reece
Blankenship.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1924); Page 232; WV Archives Web Site.
A.S. Blankenship; age 24; born in McDowell Co, WV; civil engineer; single; living at Panther, WV;
son of Reece and Zelphia.; married on 20 Feb 1924 at Panther, WV; Maggie Collins; age 23; born
in McDowell Co. WV; single; daughter of William and Belle.


Florence Dora Whitt

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1919); Page 296; WV Archives Web Site.
Daniel Christian; age 23; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Iaeger, WV; son of John
and Margaret; married on 5 Nov 1919 at Iaeger, WV; Florence D. Whitt; age 17; born in Wyoming Co,
WV; single; daughter of J.B. and Ibby.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1931); Page 87; WV Archives Web Site.
Alfred Blankenship; age 35; born in McDowell Co, WV; widowed; miner; living at iaeger, WV; son of
Rise (sic, Rice) and Zelphia; married on 2 Jun 1931 at Iaeger, WV; Dora Christian; age 29; born in
Buchanan Co, VA; widow; daughter of J.B. and Ebbie.


Patricia Ann Jones

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek; Davy; E.D. 24-35; taken on 11 Apr 1940; Page 699A;
Image 14 of 57; Household #120.
Listed as Patricia Ann Jones; age 3; born in WV; in household of father, Everett Jones.


Bob Lee McGovern

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Roderfield; E.D. 24-37; taken on 22/23
Apr 1940; Page 755B; Image 25 of 35; Household #184.
Listed as Bobby McGovern; age 12; born in WV; 6th grade education; attending school; lived in
Davy, McDowell Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Robert McGovern.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1955); Page 155; WV Archives Web Site.
Bob Lee McGovern; age 27; born at Twin Branch, WV; single; living at Asco, WV; married on 21 Oct
1955 at Davy, WV; Margaret Sharon Jones; age 21; born and living at Davy, WV; single.
3. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Bob Lee McGovern, age 90, of Davy, WV, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, March 10, 2019. Born March 29, 1928 in Welch, WV, he was the son of the late Robert and Josephine Estell McGovern.
Bob was a lifetime resident of McDowell County and a lifetime member of the First Church of God, Davy, WV. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was an avid numismatist, reader and gardener and enjoyed lengthy daily walks. He was a gun and knife collector and enthusiast.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 63 years, Margaret Sharon (Jones) McGovern, a brother, James McGovern.
After lengthy employment with General Telephone of the Southeast, Bob finished his working career as a Business Liaison with the WV Employment Security Commission. Bob was actively involved in the community throughout his lifetime, including; Executive Secretary of Welch Chamber of Commerce, Board of Trustees of Welch Salvation Army, Member of Welch Economic Development Association, Chairman of the United Way for McDowell County, Councilman for Town of Davy. Bob volunteered extensively for the Red Cross and was dispatched to aid disaster victims in the US and Caribbean. He was a member of the Welch Kiwanis Club, Welch Lion’s Club and Welch Moose Club. Bob was a long term member of the NRA and also a Master Mason.
Survivors include two daughters, Sherri Brooks and her husband Robert of Davy, WV and Terri McGovern of Davy, WV; grandson, Matthew Brooks of Princeton; granddaughter, Kristen Pederson of San Jose, CA; two great grandchildren, Aaron and Brady Brooks of Princeton; one sister, Geri Blackford of Raleigh, NC; and one brother, Randy McGovern of Raleigh, NC.
Funeral Services will be conducted Thursday, March 14 2019 at 12 Noon from the Fanning Funeral Home Chapel in Welch WV 19816 Coal Heritage Rd Welch WV 24801; with Pastor Jimmie Russ officiating. Burial will follow at Iaeger Memorial Cemetery in Roderfield WV. Friends and Family will serve as pallbearers...."


Margaret Sharon Jones

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek; Davy; E.D. 24-35; taken on 11 Apr 1940; Page
699A; Image 14 of 57; Household #120.
Listed as Sharon Jones; age 5; born in WV; no education; not attending school; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Everett Jones.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1955); Page 155; WV Archives Web Site.
Bob Lee McGovern; age 27; born at Twin Branch, WV; single; living at Asco, WV; married on 21 Oct
1955 at Davy, WV; Margaret Sharon Jones; age 21; born and living at Davy, WV; single.
3. Douglas Mortuary, Welch, WV; Posted Obit.
"Margaret Sharon McGovern, 84, of Davy passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2018 in Welch Community Hospital.
"Born October 18, 1934 in Davy she was the daughter of the late Everett Jones and Goldie Thomas Jones. She was a bookkeeper with Urps Metal Co. for 30 years, and worked for 10 years for the Kroger Co. She was a member of the First Church of God in Davy. She loved to paint and to read.
"In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by five brothers, William Alfred, Kyle Everett, Herbert Eugene, Harry Thomas and Carl Edward Jones; and two sisters Myrtle Dixie Morgan and Viola Kathrine Jones.
"Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Bob Lee McGovern of the home; two daughters, Terri McGovern Pederson and Sherry Lee Brooks and husband Robert all of Davy; a brother, Donald Earl Jones of Portsmouth, VA; a sister, Patricia Jones Coffman of Hillsdale, MI; two grandchildren, Kristen Erin Pederson of Half Moon Bay, CA and Matthew Aaron Brooks of Princeton; and two great grandchildren, Brady and Aaron Brooks.
"A memorial service to honor her life will be held Thursday, November 29 at 1 p.m. at the First Church of God in Davy with the Reverends Jimmy Russ and Roy Williams officiating...."


Howard Morgan

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Baileysville District; taken on 9 Feb 1920; Page 145A;
Family #171/179.
Listed as Howard Morgan; age 6; born in WV; in household of father, Robert Morgan.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Davy; taken on 4 Apr 1930; Page 40A;
Family #82/90.
Listed as Howard Morgan; age 17; born in WV; in household of father, Robert Morgan.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1935); Page 239; WV Archives Web Site.
Howard Morgan; age 22; born in Wyoming Co, WV; single; miner; living at Davy, WV; son of Robert
and Sarah married on 24 Sep 1935 in McDowell Co, WV; Myrtle Jones; age 21; born in McDowell
Co, WV; single living at Davy, WV; daughter of Everett and Goldie.


Myrtle Dixie Jones

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Twin Branch; taken on 16 Jan 1930; Page
255A; Image 18 of 26; Family #538/542.
Listed as Myrtle Jones; age 3; born in WV; in household of father, Everett Jones.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Twin Branch Road; taken on 23 Apr 1930;
Page 211A; Image 37 of 76; Family #319/335.
Listed as Myrtle Jones; age 13; born in WV; in household of father, Everett Jones.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1935); Page 239; WV Archives Web Site.
Howard Morgan; age 22; born in Wyoming Co, WV; single; miner; living at Davy, WV; son of Robert
and Sarah married on 24 Sep 1935 in McDowell Co, WV; Myrtle Jones; age 21; born in McDowell
Co, WV; single living at Davy, WV; daughter of Everett and Goldie.


Earl John Ballard Patrick

1. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Earl J Patrick
Event Date 01 Jun 2002
Event Place Brenton, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 22 Jan 1958
Address Brenton, West Virginia 24818
Address Date 01 Jun 2002
2nd Address Brenton, West Virginia 24818
2nd Address Date 01 Aug 1998-15 Nov 2007
3rd Address Simon, West Virginia 24882
3rd Address Date 01 Sep 1989-31 Dec 1996
Possible Relatives Brandon Patrick, Sherry Lynn Patrick
Affiliate Identifier 171342907"
2. Stafford Funeral Home; Oceana, WV; Posted Obit.
"Earl John Ballard "Squirrel" Patrick, 60, of Baileysville, WV went home to be with the Lord on Monday November 12, 2018 at his home. He was born on January 22, 1958 in Iaeger, WV a son of the late Robert and Georgia Lee Bledsoe Patrick. Earl attended the Harvest Center Ministry's.

"In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his grandparents Ballard and Nettie Bledsoe and John and Verdia Patrick; two sisters Ollie Patrick and Julie Toler; and uncle Buddy Lee Patrick.

"Survivors include his loving wife Sondra Lynn Wiles Payne Patrick; a daughter Whitney Danielle (Daniel) Finney of Pineville; two sons Brandon John (Rebeckah) Patrick of Baileysville and Joshua Keaton (Billie) Patrick of Hanover; the mother of his children Sherry Patrick Short (Nelson) of Welch; three step sons Joseph (Jessica) Payne of Mullens, Matthew (Krystal) Payne of Bluefield and Samuel (Stephanie) Payne of Mullens; four sisters Kathyrene Miliam of Simon, Jean Roberts of Oceana, Helen Bishop of Rock Mount, VA and Kay (Ted) Thompson of Glade Hill, VA; five grandchildren Bre, Sydney, Daxton, Asa and Briston; ten step grandchildren Jacob, Joseph, Jazlynn, Jace, Maddox, Macaiah, Makenzie, Isaiah, Nicole and MaKaylee; aunt Dorthy Baisden of Wharncliffe; and a host of other loving family and friends.

"Funeral services will be held at 11AM on Saturday November 17th at the Harvest Center Ministry's, Welch- Pineville Road with Pastor Michael Brooks officiating. He will be laid to rest in Clarence Cline Cemetery, Gilbert Creek, WV...."


Sherry Lynn Nelson

1. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Sherry Lynn Patrick
Event Date 01 May 2001
Event Place Simon, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 11 May 1966
Address Simon, West Virginia 24882
Address Date 01 May 2001
2nd Address Brenton, West Virginia 24818
2nd Address Date 01 Aug 1998-15 Nov 2007
3rd Address Simon, West Virginia 24882
3rd Address Date 01 Jul 1994-13 Nov 2000
Possible Relatives Brandon Patrick, Earl J Patrick
Affiliate Identifier 304469105"


Wilford Don "W.D." Kroll

1. Virginia Select Marriages, 1785-1940; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Wilford D . Kroll
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Age: 23
Birth Date: 1867
Birth Place: East Saginaw, Mich.
Marriage Date: 24 Dec 1890
Marriage Place: Tazewell, Virginia
Father: Jerome P.
Mother: Mary E.
Spouse: Rosa Lee Witten
FHL Film Number: 34214
Reference ID: Page 93 Line187"
2. 1900 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Tazewell District; Tazewell; taken on __Jun 1900; Page 165A;
Image 7 of 22; Family #59/62.
Listed as W.D. Kroll; age 33; born in Jun 1866 in MI; married 10 yrs; dry goods salesman; head of
household.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1909); Page 404; WV Archives Web Site.
W.D. Kroll; age 42; born in MI; widowed; engineer; iving at Panther, WV; son of J.P. and
M.L.B.; married on 19 Jul 1909 at Panther, WV; Clarissa Lockhart; age 29; born in McDowell
Co, WV; widow; daughter of S.P. and Bertha Bailey.
4. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Panther; taken on 12 May 1910; Page 105B;
Image 22 of 24; Family #202/205.
Listed as Willie D. Kroll; age 44; born in MI; married twice; last time for 1 yr; civil engineer, surveyor;
head of household.
5. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Panther; taken on 13 Jan 1920; Page 263B;
Image 22 of 43; Family #228/232.
Listed as W.D. Kroll; age 52; born in MI; married; engineer for coal company; head of household.
6. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1922); Page 376; WV Archives Web Site.
W.D. Kroll; age 39; born in ______; single; coal operator; living at Panther, WV; son of
J.P. and ______; married on 2 Feb 1922 at Panther, WV; Bertha Lowe; age 28; born in
McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of H.L. and Cosby.
7. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Panther, WV; taken on 5 Apr 1930;
Page 177A; Image 9 of 56; Family #95/95.
Listed as W.D. Kroll; age 61; born in MI; married at 24; civil engineer for coal mine; head
of household.
8. "Welch And Its People"; Rose Marino; 1885; "W.D. Kroll" article; Page 26.
"Kroll, W.D. June 5 1868 Saginaw, MI the son of Jerome P. and Mary E. Cogswell Kroll.
"1888 he moved to Tazewell Xounty, Va. Soon after he came to McDowell County. He
was active in the development of coalin the area and was a civil engineer.
"He was one of the founders of the Kroll-Litz Company and for many years was its general
manager. The company was sold and became part of the Panther Coal and Lumber Company.
He remained a part of the mining and lumber industry in Southern West Virginia for over forty
years.
"He married Bertha Lowe of Panther. Their children were Jerome, Blanche, Edith, Norma Jean
and JoeAnn.
"He died January 13, 1934 at Welch Emergency Hospital. Burial was at Maple Grove Cemetery,
Tazewell, VA"
9. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Maplewood Cemetery, Tazewell, Tazewell Co, VA; submitted by
Judy Llamas; 29 Aug 2014.
Wilford Don Kroll; born in 1868; died in 1934; buried here; Kroll headstone and grave marker
photos shown; "ALWAYS IN OUR HEARTS".


Rosa Lee Whitten

1. Virginia Select Marriages, 1785-1940; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Wilford D . Kroll
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Age: 23
Birth Date: 1867
Birth Place: East Saginaw, Mich.
Marriage Date: 24 Dec 1890
Marriage Place: Tazewell, Virginia
Father: Jerome P.
Mother: Mary E.
Spouse: Rosa Lee Witten
FHL Film Number: 34214
Reference ID: Page 93 Line187"
2. 1900 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Tazewell District; Tazewell; taken on __Jun 1900; Page 165A;
Image 7 of 22; Family #59/62.
Listed as Rose Lee Kroll; age 34; born in Apr 1866 in VA; married 10 yrs; 1 child; 1 living; in household
of husband, W.D. Kroll.


Thomas Jerome Kroll

1. 1900 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Tazewell District; Tazewell; taken on __Jun 1900; Page 165A;
Image 7 of 22; Family #59/62.
Listed as Thomas G. Kroll; age 4; born in Jun 1895 in VA; in household of father, W.D. Kroll.


Earl John Ballard Patrick

1. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Earl J Patrick
Event Date 01 Jun 2002
Event Place Brenton, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 22 Jan 1958
Address Brenton, West Virginia 24818
Address Date 01 Jun 2002
2nd Address Brenton, West Virginia 24818
2nd Address Date 01 Aug 1998-15 Nov 2007
3rd Address Simon, West Virginia 24882
3rd Address Date 01 Sep 1989-31 Dec 1996
Possible Relatives Brandon Patrick, Sherry Lynn Patrick
Affiliate Identifier 171342907"
2. Stafford Funeral Home; Oceana, WV; Posted Obit.
"Earl John Ballard "Squirrel" Patrick, 60, of Baileysville, WV went home to be with the Lord on Monday November 12, 2018 at his home. He was born on January 22, 1958 in Iaeger, WV a son of the late Robert and Georgia Lee Bledsoe Patrick. Earl attended the Harvest Center Ministry's.

"In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his grandparents Ballard and Nettie Bledsoe and John and Verdia Patrick; two sisters Ollie Patrick and Julie Toler; and uncle Buddy Lee Patrick.

"Survivors include his loving wife Sondra Lynn Wiles Payne Patrick; a daughter Whitney Danielle (Daniel) Finney of Pineville; two sons Brandon John (Rebeckah) Patrick of Baileysville and Joshua Keaton (Billie) Patrick of Hanover; the mother of his children Sherry Patrick Short (Nelson) of Welch; three step sons Joseph (Jessica) Payne of Mullens, Matthew (Krystal) Payne of Bluefield and Samuel (Stephanie) Payne of Mullens; four sisters Kathyrene Miliam of Simon, Jean Roberts of Oceana, Helen Bishop of Rock Mount, VA and Kay (Ted) Thompson of Glade Hill, VA; five grandchildren Bre, Sydney, Daxton, Asa and Briston; ten step grandchildren Jacob, Joseph, Jazlynn, Jace, Maddox, Macaiah, Makenzie, Isaiah, Nicole and MaKaylee; aunt Dorthy Baisden of Wharncliffe; and a host of other loving family and friends.

"Funeral services will be held at 11AM on Saturday November 17th at the Harvest Center Ministry's, Welch- Pineville Road with Pastor Michael Brooks officiating. He will be laid to rest in Clarence Cline Cemetery, Gilbert Creek, WV...."


John Patrick

1. Mingo Co, WV; Marriage Recordsl Vol #__(1925); Page 365; WV Archives Web Site.
John Patrick; age 22; born in Mingo Co, WV; single; miner; living at Wharncliffe, WV; son of Cae and
Zettie patrick; married on 1 Sep 1925 at Glen Alum, WV; Vern May; age 15; born in Mingo Co, WV;
single; living at Wharncliffe, WV; daughter of George and Nancy May.


Verdia May

1. Mingo Co, WV; Marriage Recordsl Vol #__(1925); Page 365; WV Archives Web Site.
John Patrick; age 22; born in Mingo Co, WV; single; miner; living at Wharncliffe, WV; son of Cae and
Zettie patrick; married on 1 Sep 1925 at Glen Alum, WV; Vern May; age 15; born in Mingo Co, WV;
single; living at Wharncliffe, WV; daughter of George and Nancy May.