McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families

Notes


Fountain Eldridge

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1901); Page 30; WV Archives Web Site.
Fountain Eldridge; age 26; born in Buckingham Co, VA; single; Black; miner; living at Eckman, WV;
son of Buck and Millie; married on 10 Jul 1901 at Eckman, WV; Anna Harris; age 18; born in Bedford
Co, VA; single; Black; daughter of Rolf and Sallie.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Coalwood; taken 29 Apr 1910; Page 168A;
Image 5 of 19; Family #130/130.
Listed as Fountain Eldridge; age 32; born in VA; married twice; last time for 6 yrs; Black; coal miner;
head of household.
3. 1920 Census, Raleigh Co, WV; Shady Spring District; taken on 21 Jan 1920; Page 27A; Image
23 of 47; Family #212/217.
Listed as Fountain Eldridge; age 52; born in VA; married; Black; coal miner; head of household.
4. Raleigh Co, WV; Death Certificate #11492; WV Archives Web Site.
Fountain Eldridge; age 74 yrs, 6 mons, 25 days; born 3 Mar 1870 in Nelson Co, VA; married;
husband of Maggie Eldridge, age 56; Colored; miner; living at Skelton, WV; son of Buck Eldridge,
born in Buckingham Co, VA; died 28 Sep 1944 at Skelton, WV; due to arteriosclerotic heat disease;
buried 1 Oct 1944 at Mabscott, WV; informant, E.C. Dickerson, Beckley, WV.


Maggie Gaines

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Coalwood; taken 29 Apr 1910; Page 168A;
Image 5 of 19; Family #130/130.
Listed as Maggie Eldridge; age 22; born in VA; married once for 6 yrs; Black; in household of
husband, Fountain Eldridge.
2. 1920 Census, Raleigh Co, WV; Shady Spring District; taken on 21 Jan 1920; Page 27A; Image
23 of 47; Family #212/217.
Listed as Maggie Eldridge; age 32; born in VA; married; Black; in household of husband, Fountain
Eldridge.


Mary E. Eldridge

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Coalwood; taken 29 Apr 1910; Page 168A;
Image 5 of 19; Family #130/130.
Listed as May E. Eldridge; age 2; born in WV; Black; in household of father, Fountain Eldridge.
2. 1920 Census, Raleigh Co, WV; Shady Spring District; taken on 21 Jan 1920; Page 27A; Image
23 of 47; Family #212/217.
Listed as Mary Eldridge; age 12; born in WV; Black; in household of father, Fountain Eldridge.


Mildred Eldridge

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Coalwood; taken 29 Apr 1910; Page 168A;
Image 5 of 19; Family #130/130.
Listed as Mildred Eldridge; age 5 mons; born in WV; Black; in household of father, Fountain
Eldridge.
2. 1920 Census, Raleigh Co, WV; Shady Spring District; taken on 21 Jan 1920; Page 27A; Image
23 of 47; Family #212/217.
Listed as Mildred Eldridge; age 10; born in WV; Black; in household of father, Fountain Eldridge.
3. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Mildred Eldridge Reid
[Mildred Reid]
[Mildred Eldridge Eldridge]
Gender: Female
Race: Black
Birth Date: 2 Dec 1909
Birth Place: Coalwood Mcd, West Virginia
Death Date: 1 Apr 1993
Father: Fountain Eldridge
Mother: Maggie Gaines
SSN: 234560342
Disability Status: Disability denied - no record of type.
Notes: Apr 1953: Name listed as MILDRED ELDRIDGE REID;
28 Apr 1993: Name listed as MILDRED REID"


Alberta Eldridge

1. 1920 Census, Raleigh Co, WV; Shady Spring District; taken on 21 Jan 1920; Page 27A; Image
23 of 47; Family #212/217.
Listed as Alberta Eldridge; age 7; born in WV; Black; in household of father, Fountain Eldridge.


Elwood John Eldridge

1. 1920 Census, Raleigh Co, WV; Shady Spring District; taken on 21 Jan 1920; Page 27A; Image
23 of 47; Family #212/217.
Listed as Elwood Eldridge; age 5; born in WV; Black; in household of father, Fountain Eldridge.
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Elwood John Eldridge
[Elwood Eldridge]
Gender: Male
Race: Black
Birth Date: 8 Jul 1914
Birth Place: Coalwood, West Virginia
Death Date: Sep 1977
Father: Fountain Eldridge
Mother: Maggie Gains
SSN: 236101456
Disability Status: Disability denied - no record of type.
Notes: Dec 1936: Name listed as ELWOOD JOHN ELDRIDGE;
30 Dec 1987: Name listed as ELWOOD ELDRIDGE"


Richard Koger

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; "The Hurt Family"; Article; Page
175; submitted by Ricky Bridges, Berwind, WV 24815.


Sandra Dingess

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; "The Hurt Family"; Article; Page
175; submitted by Ricky Bridges, Berwind, WV 24815.


James M. Fraley

1. Logan Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1950); Page 194; WV Archives Website.
James M. Fraley; age 31; born in East Lynn, WV; single; living at Lyburn, WV; son of W.N. and Nuna
Bell (Watts) Fraley; married on 29 Apr 1950 at Lyburn, WV; Mildred Mae Worthington; age 19; born
in Davy, WV; single; living at Lyburn, WV; daughte of Finn and Ella (Jeffrey) Worthington.


Mildred Mae Worthington

1. Logan Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1950); Page 194; WV Archives Website.
James M. Fraley; age 31; born in East Lynn, WV; single; living at Lyburn, WV; son of W.N. and Nuna
Bell (Watts) Fraley; married on 29 Apr 1950 at Lyburn, WV; Mildred Mae Worthington; age 19; born
in Davy, WV; single; living at Lyburn, WV; daughte of Finn and Ella (Jeffrey) Worthington.
2. 1950 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Mohegan; taken 20 Mar 1950; Sheet Number 2; Dwelling #9.
Listed as Mildred D. Worthington; age 17; born in WV; married; in household of father Finley
Worthington, Jr.
(Note by census taker. "Gave me names wrong, this girl is married and does not live here")


Marvin Elmer Anderson Sr

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1930); Page 217; WV Archives Web Site.
Marvin Anderson; age 21; born in Giles Co, VA; single; miner; living at Kimball, WV; son of Douglas
and Clatie; married on 11 jan 1930 in Kimball, WV; Margaret Nance; age 20; born in McDowell Co,
WV; single; daughter of Fregate and Joeanna.
2. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Marvin Elmer Anderson
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 29
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Place: Pearisburgh, Virginia, USA
Birth Date: 8 Jan 1911
Residence Place: Kimball, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 16 Oct 1940
Employer: Koppers Coal Company
Weight: 165
Complexion: Light
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5 11
Next of Kin: Margaret Elva Anderson
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Marvin Elmer Anderson Self (Head)
Margaret Elva Anderson Wife"
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1952); Page 419; WV Archives Web Site.
Marvin Anderson; age 42; born in Parisburg, VA; widowed; living in Kimball, WV; married on 19 Apr
1952 in Keystone, WV; Delphia Porter; age 36; born in Ferguson, WV; divorced; living at Welch, WV.
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Tamela Allison Heim; 27 Jul 2009.
" Marvin E Anderson
Birth 8 Jan 1910
Death 24 Oct 1988 (aged 78)
Burial
Birchlawn Burial Park
Pearisburg, Giles County, Virginia"

Additional Information Posted:
"Marvin Elmer Anderson Sr.Age 78,of 306 Walnut St. Rich Creek,died Monday,October 24, 1988,at his residence, A lifelong resident of Giles County,he was born in Pearisburg on
January 8, 1910, and was the son of the late Douglas and Claytie (Boothe) Anderson. He was a retired coal miner.He was a member of the First Methodist Church Rich Creek, and member of the Giles Lodge #106 A.F.&A.M. of Pearisburg,He was preceded in death by his wife Margaret Elva (Nance) Anderson and a brother Jess Anderson.He is survived by three son's Richard D. Anderson, of Frederick Maryland.Marvin Elmer Anderson Jr. Dublin,Virginia,Patrick Anderson of Oviedo,Florida.One daughter Phyllis Deloris (Anderson) Heim,of Virgina Beach,Va.One brother Tyler Anderson of Rich Creek.Twelve grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:00p.m. at Riffes's Funeral Chapel in Narrows with the Rev. Don Stansell officiating. Entombment will follow in Birchlawn Abbey with rites conducted be the Giles Lodge #106 A.F.&A.M.The family will recieve friends at Riffe's Funeral Home Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00."


Delphia Mays

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1952); Page 419; WV Archives Web Site.
Marvin Anderson; age 42; born in Parisburg, VA; widowed; living in Kimball, WV; married on 19 Apr
1952 in Keystone, WV; Delphia Porter; age 36; born in Ferguson, WV; divorced; living at Welch, WV.


Michael Jess Anderson

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #8854; WV Archives Web Site.
Michael Jess Anderson; born 27 Jun 1953 in Welch, WV; infant son of Marvin E. and Delphia (Mays)
Anderson; died 27 Jun 1953 in Welch Emergency Hospital, Welch, WV; due to prematurity; buried
29 Jun 1953 in Woodlawn Cemetery; informant, Marvin E. Anderson.


Monroe Blankenship

1. 1940 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Garden District; E.D. 14-2; taken 5 Jun 1940; Page 52A; Image
35 of 80; Household #440.
Listed as Monroe Blankenship; age 31; born in VA; married; no education; lived in Buchanan Co, VA
on 1 Apr 1935; (occupation can't read); head of household.
2. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Monroe Blankenship
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 31
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Date: 24 Dec 1908
Birth Place: Paynesville, West Virginia, USA
Residence Place: Pilgrim'S Knob
Registration Date: 16 Oct 1940
Registration Place: Pilgrim'S Knob, Virginia, USA
Employer: G W Horne
Weight: 155
Complexion: Light
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 6
Next of Kin: Stella Blankenship
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Monroe Blankenship Self (Head)
Stella Blankenship Wife"


Stella Mullins

1. 1940 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Garden District; E.D. 14-2; taken 5 Jun 1940; Page 52A; Image
35 of 80; Household #440.
Listed as Stella Blankenship; age 20; born in VA; married; no education; lived in Buchanan Co, VA
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Monroe Blamkenship.


Amy Hatfield

1. Giles Co, VA; Marriage License #81-039068; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Randall Lee Pack; age 19; born 28 Nov 1961 in OH; this is his 1st marriage; 10th grade education;
living at Rt 1, Box 21B; Cool Ridge, Raleigh Co, WV; son of Norman Kenneth and Mintie Joan
(Harvey) Pack; married on 3 Aug 1981 in Pembroke, VA; Amy Hatfield; age 17; born 24 Mar 1964 in
WV; this her 1st marriage; 10th grade education; living at Rt 1, Box 21B, Cool Ridge, WV; daughter
of Randall Lee and Christine Joyce (Hodge) Hatfield.
2. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Amy Hatfield Kibbey, 55, of Welch, passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 29, 2019 following a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis. She was born in Williamson, WV on March 24, 1964 and was the daughter of the late Randall Hatfield, Sr. and Christine Hodge Hatfield of Welch, WV. Amy graduated from Marshall University with a bachelor’s degree and earned her master’s degree from Radford University in speech pathology. She served as a speech pathologist for McDowell County Schools and McDowell Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was a member of the Methodist Church with membership at the First United Methodist Church in Welch, WV. She radiated positivity throughout her illness and never stopped putting others before herself. She dearly loved her grandchildren, nieces and nephews and the color purple. She is survived by her daughter, Erica Lucas and husband, Joshua Watts of Daniels, WV; mother, Christine Hodge Hatfield of Welch; sister, Carolyn H. Falin and husband, David Falin of Welch; sister, Millie Williams and husband, Paul of Clemmons, NC; brother, Randall Lee Hatfield, Jr. and wife, Rachel of Kensington, CT. Two grandchildren: Joshua Jr. and Hunter Watts. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. A celebration of Amy’s life will be held Friday, November 1, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, Welch, WV with Rev. Olen Butcher-Winfree officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 1, 2019 at First United Methodist Church, Welch from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church, PO Box 416, Welch, WV 24801 or the McDowell County Commission on Aging, 725 Stewart Street, Welch, WV 24801. Fanning Funeral Home of Welch is serving the Hatfield family."


William A. "Willie" Blankenship

1. 1940 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Garden District; E.D. 14-2; taken 5 Jun 1940; Page 52A; Image
35 of 80; Household #440.
Listed as William A. Blankenship; age 3; born in VA; in household of father, Monroe Blamkenship.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1969); Page 335; WV Archives Web Site.
Willie A. Blankenship; age 32; born 19 Feb 1937 in Grundy, VA; divorced; one previous marriage;
Living at Box 131, Fanrock, WV; son of Monroe and Stella (Mullins) Blankenship; married on 19 Jan
1969 in Welch, WV; Essie Hamilton; age 40; born 6 Feb 1929 in Pineville, WV; widow; living at Box
362, Welch, WV; daughter of Mert and Hattie (Jackson) Beverly.
3. "The Independent Herald"; Pineville, WV; Posted Obit; 19 May 2022 On-Line Edition.
"Willie A. “Bo” Blankenship, 85, of Indian Creek, WV, gained his wings on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, WV. He was born on February 19, 1937 in Blackie, VA a son of the late Monroe and Stella Mullens Blankenship. Bo is a lifelong resident of Wyoming County. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, four wheeling, feeding his pet squirrels and spending time with his loved ones.

"In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a grandson Jamie Atwell, sister and brother in law Gene and Shirley Starkey, niece Rebecca Starkey, and nephew Rick Vereen.

"Those left to cherish his memory are a son Terry Blankenship and wife Jackie of Indian Creek, a granddaughter Natasha Baugh, a grandson Gary Atwell, three great grandchildren Jailey, Jaiden and Jace, brothers Ernie Blankenship and wife Jane of Indian Creek and Chuck Blankenship and wife Julie of Palmer, AK, sisters Ruth Vereen of Princeton, Betty Wright and husband Donnie of Daniels, leaving behind his special sister and caretaker and special brother in law Thomas and Joann Sizemore of Indian Creek, special nephew Chad Sizemore of Indian Creek, and a host of nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends.

"Funeral service will be held at 1 pm on Monday, May 16th in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Leonard Sizemore officiating. He will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 12 pm until time of service on Monday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and friends.

"The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home."


Essie Beverly

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Center District; taken on 19 April 1930; Page 160A; Family #79/79.
Listed as Essie Beverly; age 1; born in WV; in household of father, Mert Beverly.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1953); Page 278; WV Archives Web Site.
Robert E. Hamilton; age 29; born in Gilbert, WV; single; living in Welch, WV; son of Bob and Bessie
Hamilton; married on 19 Jan 1953 in Wyoming, WV; Essie Beverly; age 23; born and living in
Wolfpen, WV; single; daughter of Mert and Hattie Beverly.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1969); Page 335; WV Archives Web Site.
Willie A. Blankenship; age 32; born 19 Feb 1937 in Grundy, VA; divorced; one previous marriage;
Living at Box 131, Fanrock, WV; son of Monroe and Stella (Mullins) Blankenship; married on 19 Jan
1969 in Welch, WV; Essie Hamilton; age 40; born 6 Feb 1929 in Pineville, WV; widow; living at Box
362, Welch, WV; daughter of Mert and Hattie (Jackson) Beverly.


Richard W. Kennedy

1. 1860 Census, Logan Co, VA (now WV); taken 26 Jul 1860; Page 289; Image 88 of 119;
Family #582/580.
Listed as Richd Canada; age 39; born in VA/KY; farmer; head of household.
2. 1870 Census; Logan Co, WV; Magnolia District; Rich Creek PO; taken 20 Aug 1870; Page 540B;
Image 12 of 17; Family #93/93.
Listed as Richard Canada; age 49; born in VA; farmer; head of household.
3. 1880 Census, Logan Co, WV; Magnolia District; taken 14 Jun 1880; Page 293A; Image 1 of 20;
Family #1/1.
Listed as Richard Keneda; age 59; born in KY; married; farmer; head of household.


Minnie

1. 1860 Census, Logan Co, VA (now WV); taken 26 Jul 1860; Page 289; Image 88 of 119;
Family #582/580.
Listed as Mina Canada; age 34; born in VA; in household of husband, Richard W. Kennedy.
2. 1870 Census; Logan Co, WV; Magnolia District; Rich Creek PO; taken 20 Aug 1870; Page 540B;
Image 12 of 17; Family #93/93.
Listed as Minnie Canada; age 44; born in VA; in household of husband, Richard W. Kennedy.
3. 1880 Census, Logan Co, WV; Magnolia District; taken 14 Jun 1880; Page 293A; Image 1 of 20;
Family #1/1.
Listed as Minah Keneda; age 54; born in VA; married; keeps house; in household of husband,
Richard W. Kennedy.


Henry S. Kennedy

1. 1860 Census, Logan Co, VA (now WV); taken 26 Jul 1860; Page 289; Image 88 of 119;
Family #582/580.
Listed as Henry S. Canada; age 11; in household of father, Richard W. Kennedy.


John Kennedy

1. 1860 Census, Logan Co, VA (now WV); taken 26 Jul 1860; Page 289; Image 88 of 119;
Family #582/580.
Listed as John Canada; age 8; in household of father, Richard W. Kennedy.
2. 1870 Census; Logan Co, WV; Magnolia District; Rich Creek PO; taken 20 Aug 1870; Page 540B;
Image 12 of 17; Family #93/93.
Listed as John Canada; age 17; born in VA; in household of father, Richard W. Kennedy.


Andrew Kennedy

1. 1860 Census, Logan Co, VA (now WV); taken 26 Jul 1860; Page 289; Image 88 of 119;
Family #582/580.
Listed as Andrew Canada; age 4; in household of father, Richard W. Kennedy.
2. 1870 Census; Logan Co, WV; Magnolia District; Rich Creek PO; taken 20 Aug 1870; Page 540B;
Image 12 of 17; Family #93/93.
Listed as Andrew Canada; age 13; born in VA; in household of father, Richard W. Kennedy.


Van Buren Kennedy

1. 1860 Census, Logan Co, VA (now WV); taken 26 Jul 1860; Page 289; Image 88 of 119;
Family #582/580.
Listed as Van Buren Canada; age 2; in household of father, Richard W. Kennedy.


Frances Marian Kennedy

1. 1860 Census, Logan Co, VA (now WV); taken 26 Jul 1860; Page 289; Image 88 of 119;
Family #582/580.
Listed as Frances M. Canada; age 5 mons; in household of father, Richard W. Kennedy.
2. 1870 Census; Logan Co, WV; Magnolia District; Rich Creek PO; taken 20 Aug 1870; Page 540B;
Image 12 of 17; Family #93/93.
Listed as Marian Canada; age 10; born in VA; in household of father, Richard W. Kennedy.


Jane Kennedy

1. 1870 Census; Logan Co, WV; Magnolia District; Rich Creek PO; taken 20 Aug 1870; Page 540B;
Image 12 of 17; Family #93/93.
Listed as Jane Canada; age 8; born in VA; in household of father, Richard W. Kennedy.
2. 1880 Census, Logan Co, WV; Magnolia District; taken 14 Jun 1880; Page 293A; Image 1 of 20;
Family #1/1.
Listed as Jane Keneda; age 18; born in VA; single; in household of father, Richard W. Kennedy.


Victoria Kennedy

1. 1870 Census; Logan Co, WV; Magnolia District; Rich Creek PO; taken 20 Aug 1870; Page 541A;
Image 13 of 17; Family #93/93.
Listed as Victoria Canada; age 7; born in WV; in household of father, Richard W. Kennedy.


Albert Kennedy

1. 1870 Census; Logan Co, WV; Magnolia District; Rich Creek PO; taken 20 Aug 1870; Page 541A;
Image 13 of 17; Family #93/93.
Listed as Albert Canada; age 5; born in WV; in household of father, Richard W. Kennedy.
2. 1880 Census, Logan Co, WV; Magnolia District; taken 14 Jun 1880; Page 293A; Image 1 of 20;
Family #1/1.
Listed as Albert Keneda; age 14; born in VA; single; laborer; in household of father, Richard W.
Kennedy.


Amanda Kennedy

1. 1870 Census; Logan Co, WV; Magnolia District; Rich Creek PO; taken 20 Aug 1870; Page 541A;
Image 13 of 17; Family #93/93.
Listed as Amanda Canada; age 3; born in WV; in household of father, Richard W. Kennedy.
2. 1880 Census, Logan Co, WV; Magnolia District; taken 14 Jun 1880; Page 293A; Image 1 of 20;
Family #1/1.
Listed as Amanda Keneda; age 13; born in VA; single; in household of father, Richard W. Kennedy.


Mary Kennedy

1. 1880 Census, Logan Co, WV; Magnolia District; taken 14 Jun 1880; Page 293A; Image 1 of 20;
Family #1/1.
Listed as Mary Keneda; age 10; born in VA; single; in household of father, Richard W. Kennedy.