McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Robert Lee Messer

1. Kentucky, Birth Index, 1911-1999; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Robert L Messer
Date of Birth: 25 Jan 1930
Birth Place: Perry, Kentucky, USA
Mother's name: Elsie Combs
Volume Number: 009
Certificate Number: 04037
Volume Year: 1930"
2. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #83-031123; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Robert Lee Messer; age 53; born 25 Jan 1930 in KY; divorced; this was his third marriage;
last marriege ended in Aug 1982;12th grade education; living at Box 461, Iaeger, WV; son of James
and Elsie Mae (Combs) Messer; married on 8 Jul 1983 in Buchanan Co, VA; Eula Maxine
Mullins; maiden name Asbury; age 51; born 10 Apr 1932 in WV; widow; this was her second
marriage; first marriage ended on 6 Aug 1977; 12th grade education; living at Box 462, iaeger,
WV; daughter of Thomas Albert and Clara Alice (Delp) Asbury.
3. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Robert L Messer
Residence Date 01 Oct 2004-15 Nov 2007
Residence Place Welch, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 25 Jan 1930
Phone Number..."
"Phone Number Recorded Date 15 Nov 2007
Address 1193 PO Box
Address Continued Welch, West Virginia 24801
Address Date 01 Oct 2004-15 Nov 2007
2nd Address Laurel
2nd Address Continued Lenore, West Virginia 25676
2nd Address Date 01 Oct 1997
3rd Address 118 PO Box
3rd Address Continued Hemphill, West Virginia 24842
3rd Address Date 01 Jan 1996-01 Jul 2004
4th Address 562 PO Box
4th Address Continued Lenore, West Virginia 25676
4th Address Date 01 Sep 1994-01 Dec 1999"
4. U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010; Ancestry.com.
"Name: Robert Messer
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 25 Jan 1930
Death Date: 14 Aug 2008
Cause of Death: Natural
Branch 1: ARMY
Enlistment Date 1: 27 Sep 1948
Release Date 1: 26 Sep 1951"
5. Social Security Death Index; LDS Web Site.
"Age 78
Given Name Robert
Middle Name L
Surname Messer
Birth Date 25 Jan 1930
State Ohio
Last Place of Residence Mcdowell, West virginia
Previous Residence Postal Code 24801
Event Date 14 Aug 2008"
6. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 4 Dec 2013.
Robert lee Messer; born 25 Jan 1930; died 14 Aug 2008; buried here; headstone photo shown;
"PVT * US ARMY * KOREA".


Eula Maxine Asbury

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1951); Page 394; WV Archives Web Site.
Dave Mullins; age 22; born and living in Iaeger, WV; single; married on 8 Aug 1951 at Iaeger, WV;
Eula Maxine Asbury; age 19; born and living at Rockridge, WV; single; with consent of T.A. and Alice
Asbury, parents of Eula Maxine Asbury.
2. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #83-031123; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Robert Lee Messer; age 53; born 25 Jan 1930 in KY; divorced; this was his third marriage;
last marriege ended in Aug 1982;12th grade education; living at Box 461, Iaeger, WV; son of James
and Elsie Mae (Combs) Messer; married on 8 Jul 1983 in Buchanan Co, VA; Eula Maxine
Mullins; maiden name Asbury; age 51; born 10 Apr 1932 in WV; widow; this was her second
marriage; first marriage ended on 6 Aug 1977; 12th grade education; living at Box 462, iaeger,
WV; daughter of Thomas Albert and Clara Alice (Delp) Asbury.


James Conley Musser

1. Roanoke Co, VA; Marriage License #12132; Ancestry.com Web Site.
James Conley Musser; age 25; born in Atkins, VA; single; no previous marriage; lab technician;
living at Salem, VA; son of Wiley Gilbert and Anna (Heldreth) Musser; married on 3 Apr 1942
in Roanoke, VA; Macie May Merilic Honeycutt; age 28; born in Davy, WV; divorced; one previous
marriage living at 530 Colorado Stree, Salem, VA; daughter of Joe and Cynthia Ann (Hall) Merilic.


Macie Mae Merilic

1. Roanoke Co, VA; Marriage License #12132; Ancestry.com Web Site.
James Conley Musser; age 25; born in Atkins, VA; single; no previous marriage; lab technician;
living at Salem, VA; son of Wiley Gilbert and Anna (Heldreth) Musser; married on 3 Apr 1942
in Roanoke, VA; Macie May Merilic Honeycutt; age 28; born in Davy, WV; divorced; one previous
marriage; living at 530 Colorado Stree, Salem, VA; daughter of Joe and Cynthia Ann (Hall) Merilic.
2. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #11159; Ancestry.com Web Site.
W.H. Ellsworth Grosh; age 51; born in Roanoke Co, VA; divorced; one prvious marriage; Virginia
Advertising Co; living at Rt 1, Fincastle, VA; son of Henry Elsworth and Katherin (Goggin) Grosh;
married on 10 May 1961 in Buchanan Co, VA; Mrs. Macie Mae Musser; maiden name, Macie Mae
Merilic; age 47; born at Haysi, VA; widow; one previous (sic, at least two); motel operator; living at
Rt. 1, Fincastle; daughter of Dominick and Cynthia Ann (Hall) Merilic.


James Walter "Jim" Merilic

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1949); Page 64; WV Archives Web Site.
James Walter Merilic; age 29; born at Davy, WV; divorced; living at Davy, WV; married on
19 Feb 1949 at Welch, WV; Betty Jane Smith; age 24; born at Gary, WV; single; living at Davy, WV.
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007: Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: James Mecilic
[James Walter Merilic]
[James Merilic]
SSN: 326123558
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 3 Mar 1920
Birth Place: Davey, West Virginia
[Davy McDowel??, West Virginia]
Death Date: Dec 1979
Father: Domenick Merilic
Mother: Cynthia A Hall
Type of Claim: Original SSN.
Notes: Dec 1938: Name listed as JAMES MECILIC; Jul 1961: Name listed as JAMES WALTER MERILIC; 30 Dec 1987: Name listed as JAMES MERILIC..."


Betty Jane Smith

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1949); Page 64; WV Archives Web Site.
James Walter Merilic; age 29; born at Davy, WV; divorced; living at Davy, WV; married on
19 Feb 1949 at Welch, WV; Betty Jane Smith; age 24; born at Gary, WV; single; living at Davy, WV.


Richard McDaniel Jr

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Coalwood; taken on 13 Jan 1920; Page 10A;
Image 18 of 39; Family #156/159.
Listed as Richard McDaniel; age 4; born in AL; Negro; in household of father, Richard McDaniel.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Coalwood; taken on 9 May 1930; Page 81B;
Image 10 of 17; Family #76/76.
Listed as Richard McDaniel; age 15; born in AL; single Negro; in household of father, Richard McDaniel.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1939); Page 170; WV Archives web Site.
Richard McDaniel; born 13 Apr 1915 in AL; colored; living at Welch, WV; son of Richard and Alma;
married on 7 May 1939 at Welch, WV; Ethel mae Sawyer; born 24 Oct 1918 at Bluefield, WV;
colored; living at Welch, WV; daughter of Darris and Katie.
4. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Welch; Court Street; E.D. 24-29; taken
on __; Page 613A; Image 88 of 91; Household #620.
Listed as Richard McDaniel; age 24; born in AL; married; Negro; 4 yrs HS education; lived in same
place on 1 Apr 1935; janitor for public building; lodger in household of James Sandusky, with wife and
child.
5. U.S., World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Richard McDaniel Jr
Birth Year: 1915
Race: Negro, citizen (Black)
Nativity State or Country: Alabama
State of Residence: Alabama

"Enlistment Date: 25 Jan 1944
Enlistment State: West Virginia
Enlistment City: Clarksburg
Branch: No branch assignment
Branch Code: No branch assignment
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life

"Education: 4 years of high school
Civil Occupation: Checkers
Marital Status: Married
Height: 70
Weight: 000"
6. U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010: Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Richard McDaniel
Gender: Male
Death Date: 9 Aug 1946
SSN: 235348793
Release Date 1: 9 Aug 1946"
7. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Richard McDaniel
SSN: 235-34-8793
BORN: 13 Apr 1915
Died: Aug 1946
State (Year) SSN issued: West Virginia (Before 1951)"
8. U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963 ; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Richard McDaniel; born 13 Ap 1915; died 9 Aug 1946; enlisted 25 Jan 1944; Serial #35848582; not
discharged, died in service at W(alter) R(eed) G(eneral) H(ospital), A(rmy) M(edical) C(orps), Washington,
DC; awarded Good Conduct Medal; served in 4014 Q.M. Truck Co; Christian; buried in Roderfield Cemetery;
signed by Finnin McDaniel (brother) 22 Ash St, Welch, WV; 14 Mar 1947.
9. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 30 Dec 2013.
Richard McDaniel; born 3 Apr 1915; died 9 Aug 1945; buried here; headstone photo shown; "WEST
VIRGINIA * STAFF SGT * 4014 QM TRUCK CO * WORLD WAR II".


Ethel Mae Sawyers

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1939); Page 170; WV Archives web Site.
Richard McDaniel; born 13 Apr 1915 in AL; colored; living at Welch, WV; son of Richard and Alma;
married on 7 May 1939 at Welch, WV; Ethel mae Sawyer; born 24 Oct 1918 at Bluefield, WV;
colored; living at Welch, WV; daughter of Darris and Katie.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Welch; Court Street; E.D. 24-29; taken
on __; Page 613A; Image 88 of 91; Household #620.
Listed as Ethel McDaniel; age 19; born in WV; married; Negro; 4 yrs HS education; lived in same
place on 1 Apr 1935; lodger in household of James Sandusky, with husband and child.


Richard McDaniel III

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Welch; Court Street; E.D. 24-29; taken
on __; Page 613A; Image 88 of 91; Household #620.
Listed as Richard McDaniel, Jr; age 6 mons; born in WV; Negro; lodger in household of James Sandusky,
with parents..


Willard Howard Bishop Jr

1. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 2; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Willard Bishop
Birth Date: 24 Dec 1956
Address: PO Box 64, Davy, WV, 24828-0064
2. Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Willard Bishop
Death Date: 10 Jul 2010
Death Place: James City, Virginia, USA"
3. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Willard Bishop
Last Residence:
23605 Newport News, Newport News City, Virginia
BORN: 24 Dec 1956
Died: 10 Jul 2010
State (Year) SSN issued: North Carolina or West Virginia (1972)"


Barbara Ann Baker

1. United States Public Records, 1970-2009, LDS Web Site.
"Name Barbara A Bishop
Residence Date 18 Jul 2001
Residence Place Avondale, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 30 May 1958
Phone Number..."
"Phone Number Recorded Date 01 Jan 2009
Address 83 PO Box
Address Continued Avondale, West Virginia 24811
Address Date 18 Jul 2001
2nd Address 200 PO Box
2nd Address Continued Bradshaw, West Virginia 24817
2nd Address Date 01 Jun 1995-18 Jul 2001
3rd Address 340 PO Box
3rd Address Continued Avondale, West Virginia 24811
3rd Address Date 01 Apr 1990..."
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Barbara Ann Baker
[Barbara Ann Bishop]
[Barbara Bishop]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 30 May 1958
Birth Place: Welch McDowe, West Virginia
[Welch McCdow??, West Virginia]
Death Date: 3 Jun 2002
SSN: 234984229
Relationship of Signature: Not signed (blank, typed or unwitnessed mark).
Notes: 01 Jun 1973: Name listed as BARBARA ANN BAKER;
12 Oct 1977: Name listed as BARBARA ANN BISHOP;
13 Dec 1990: Name listed as BARBARA A BISHOP"


Nick Melnick

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Carett-Susanna; E.D. 24-69; Page 350A;
Image 5 of 46; Household #29.
Listed as Nick Melnick; age 47; born in Russia; married; 2 yrs HS education; alien; lived in same
place on 1 Apr 1935; loader in coal mine; head of household.
2. Mcdowell Co, WV Death Certificate #'73 000676; WV Archives Web Site via LDS Web Site.
Nick Melnick; age 81; born 28 Sep 1891 in Russia; married; husband of Susie Pigman; retired miner;
living at Jolo, WV; alien; son of John Melnick and unknown mother; died 1 Jan 1973 in Doctors
Memorial Hospital, Welch, WV; due to arteriosclerotic heart disease; buried 5 jan 1973 in Iaeger
Memorial, Roderfield, WV; informant, Sisie Melnick, Jolo, WV.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 21 Sep 2014.
Nick Melnick; born in 1891; died in 1973; buried here; double headstone photo shown with wife, Susie P.:
"HUSBAND * MARRIED 24 DEC 1919".


Susanna "Susie" Pigman

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Carett-Susanna; E.D. 24-69; Page 350A;
Image 5 of 46; Household #29.
Listed as Suzzie Melnick; age 35; born in KY; married; 4th grade education; alien; lived in same
place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Nick Melnick.
2. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Susanna P Melnick
Residence Date 01 Jan 1998-13 Jul 2001
Residence Place Jolo, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 06 Mar 1905
Address 224 PO Box
Address Continued Jolo, West Virginia 24850
Address Date 01 Jan 1998-13 Jul 2001..."
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 21 Sep 2014.
Susie P.Melnick; born in 1905; died in 1989; buried here; double headstone photo shown with husband,
Nick Melnicl; "WIFE * MARRIED 24 DEC 1919".


Rudolph Melnick

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Carett-Susanna; E.D. 24-69; Page 350A;
Image 5 of 46; Household #29.
Listed as Rudolph Melnick; age 19; born in VA; single; 3 yrs HS education; attending school; lived in same
place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Nick Melnick.


Waldon Melnick

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Carett-Susanna; E.D. 24-69; Page 350A;
Image 5 of 46; Household #29.
Listed as Waldon Melnick; age 17; born in KY; single; 1 yr HS education; attending school; lived in same
place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Nick Melnick.


Thomas Yorkowski Melnick

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Carett-Susanna; E.D. 24-69; Page 350A;
Image 5 of 46; Household #29.
Listed as Thomas Yorkowsks; age 4; born in WV; adopted son; in household of adoptive father, Nick Melnick.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 21 Sep 2014.
Tommy Melnick; born 3 Aug 1935; died 3 Jul 1961; buried here; grave marked photo shown; "WEST
VIRGINIA * AN US ARMY" . (Died in naval accident).


Peyton "Pate" Meadows

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1923); page 129; WV Archives Web Site.
Pate Meadows; age 21; born in Wyoming Co, WV; single; tippleman; living at Hacavo, WV; son of
Henry and Victoria; married on 17 Mar 1923 at Welch, WV; Charlotte Bell; age 28; born in Wyoming
Co, WV; widow; daughter of Allen and Barbara.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1943); Page 469; WV Archives Web Site.
Pete (sic, Pate) Meadows; age 42; born in WV; widowed; living at Havaco, WV; married on
4 May 1943 at Welch, Julia Blevins; age 40 (sic, 53); born in KY; widow; living at Iaeger, WV
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Pamela Jenkins; 1 Jul 2015.
Peyton "Pate" Meadows; born in May 1900; died 7 Apr 1957 at Premier, WV; buried here; no grave marker
photo shown; "Peyton was the s/o Henry Meadows & Victoria Mills.Peyton married Lottie Bell.Peyton married
Julia A Ratiliff Blevins"..


Julia Ratliff

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1911); Page 284; WV Archives Web Site.
William Blevins; age 20; born in Mcdowell Co, WV; single; farmer; living at Iaeger, WV; son
of Nathan and Matilda; married on 29 Jun 1911 at Iaeger, WV; Julia Ratliff; age 21; born in
Letcher Co, KY; single; daughter of __________.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1943); Page 469; WV Archives Web Site.
Pete (sic, Pate) Meadows; age 42; born in WV; widowed; living at Havaco, WV; married on
4 May 1943 at Welch, Julia Blevins; age 40 (sic, 53); born in KY; widow; living at Iaeger, WV


Peyton "Pate" Meadows

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1923); page 129; WV Archives Web Site.
Pate Meadows; age 21; born in Wyoming Co, WV; single; tippleman; living at Hacavo, WV; son of
Henry and Victoria; married on 17 Mar 1923 at Welch, WV; Charlotte Bell; age 28; born in Wyoming
Co, WV; widow; daughter of Allen and Barbara.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1943); Page 469; WV Archives Web Site.
Pete (sic, Pate) Meadows; age 42; born in WV; widowed; living at Havaco, WV; married on
4 May 1943 at Welch, Julia Blevins; age 40 (sic, 53); born in KY; widow; living at Iaeger, WV
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Pamela Jenkins; 1 Jul 2015.
Peyton "Pate" Meadows; born in May 1900; died 7 Apr 1957 at Premier, WV; buried here; no grave marker
photo shown; "Peyton was the s/o Henry Meadows & Victoria Mills.Peyton married Lottie Bell.Peyton married
Julia A Ratiliff Blevins"..


Charlotte Bell

1. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Barkers Ridge District; taken on 6 Jun 1900; Page 215A;
Family #20/20.
Listed as Charlotte Bell, age 12, born in Jan 1888 in WV; in household of father, Allen Bell.
2. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Barkers Ridge District, taken on 24 May 1910; Page 213B,
Family #308/308.
Listed as Charlotte Bell; age 18; born in WV; married once for 3 yrs; 1 child, 1 living; in household of
husband, Floyd Bell.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1923); page 129; WV Archives Web Site.
Pate Meadows; age 21; born in Wyoming Co, WV; single; tippleman; living at Hacavo, WV; son of
Henry and Victoria; married on 17 Mar 1923 at Welch, WV; Charlotte Bell; age 28; born in Wyoming
Co, WV; widow; daughter of Allen and Barbara.


Elmer Farmer

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Brevard Memorial Park, Cocoa, Brevard Co, FL; submitted by
Janice McCoy; 29 Apr 2009.
Elmer Farmer; born in 1911; died in 2002; buried here; double grave marker photo shown
with wife, Winnie Mae Cook Meade Farmer.


Winnie Mae Cook

1. Mingo Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1922); Page 474; WV Archives Web Site.
Riley S. Meade; age 22; born in Mingo Co, WV; single; railroader; living at Kermit, WV;
son of Wallace and Belle Meade; married on 18 Nov 1922 at Naugatuck, WV; Winnie
Cook; age 21; born in Logan Co, WV; single; daughter of V.B and Alice Cook.
2. Florida Death Index, 1877-1998; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Winnie M Farmer
Race: White
Age at Death: 74
Birth Date: 15 Oct 1904
Death Date: 17 Mar 1979
Death Place: Brevard, Florida, United States"
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Brevard Memorial Park, Cocoa, Brevard Co, FL; submitted by
Janice McCoy; 29 Apr 2009.
Winnie Mae Farmer; born in 1906; died in 1979; buried here; double grave marker photo shown
with husband, Elmer Farmer.