McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV; Familie and Individules

Notes


Elmer Ray Baker

1. Stafford Funeral Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"Elmer Ray Baker, 70, of Shannon Mill Creek, WV passed away on Saturday September 28, 2019 at CAMC
General, Charleston, WV. He was born on February 5, 1949 in Bradshaw, WV a son of the late Lonnie and
Martha Baker. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his first wife Betty Steele Baker; two
brothers Leonard Cantrell and William Henry Baker; and a sister June Horn. Survivors include his loving
wife of 17 years Edna Lou Compton Hawks Baker; two daughters Michelle (Shawn) Strickland and Lindsey
Nicole Baker all of Shannon Mill Creek; a son Lonnie (Brittany) Baker of Hanover; a brother Nathan (Carol
Sue) Baker of Baileysville; three step sons Chuckie Hawks of Van, Scotty Hawks of Garrison, KY and Jason
Hawks of Oceana; fourteen grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other loving family and
friends. Funeral services will be held at 1PM on Wednesday October 2nd in the Chapel of Stafford Family
Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Bro. Wayne Bailey and Pastor Gary Hatfield officiating. He will be laid to
rest in Johnson Cemetery, Shannon Mill Creek, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 11AM until
time of services on Wednesday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family is
being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV."


Elmer Ray Baker

1. Stafford Funeral Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"Elmer Ray Baker, 70, of Shannon Mill Creek, WV passed away on Saturday September 28, 2019 at CAMC
General, Charleston, WV. He was born on February 5, 1949 in Bradshaw, WV a son of the late Lonnie and
Martha Baker. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his first wife Betty Steele Baker; two
brothers Leonard Cantrell and William Henry Baker; and a sister June Horn. Survivors include his loving
wife of 17 years Edna Lou Compton Hawks Baker; two daughters Michelle (Shawn) Strickland and Lindsey
Nicole Baker all of Shannon Mill Creek; a son Lonnie (Brittany) Baker of Hanover; a brother Nathan (Carol
Sue) Baker of Baileysville; three step sons Chuckie Hawks of Van, Scotty Hawks of Garrison, KY and Jason
Hawks of Oceana; fourteen grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other loving family and
friends. Funeral services will be held at 1PM on Wednesday October 2nd in the Chapel of Stafford Family
Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Bro. Wayne Bailey and Pastor Gary Hatfield officiating. He will be laid to
rest in Johnson Cemetery, Shannon Mill Creek, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 11AM until
time of services on Wednesday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family is
being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV."


Billy Aston Luke

1. 1930 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Williamson; taken 8 Apr 1930; Page 170A; Image 25 of 32;
Family #225/304.
Listed as Billy Luke; age 8; born in VA; in household of father, William J. Luke.
2. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Billie Aston Luke
Race: White
Age: 23
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Date: 11 Jan 1922
Birth Place: Pocahontas, Virginia, USA
Residence Place: Excelsior, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 25 Sep 1945
Registration Place: Excelsior, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Employer: Unemployed
Weight: 141
Complexion: Ruddy
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5 8
Next of Kin: Ida Mae Luke
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Billie Aston Luke Self (Head)"
3. U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Billy Luke
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 11 Jan 1922
Death Date: 11 Dec 1988
Cause of Death: Natural
SSN: 235280858
Branch 1: ARMY
Enlistment Date 1: 26 Apr 1941
Release Date 1: 20 Sep 1945"
4. Tazewell Co, VA; Death Certificate #88-044517; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Billy Aston Luke; age 66; born 11 Jan 1922 in WV (sic, VA); married; husband of Ella Marlow; coal
miner; served in armed forces; living at PO Box 486, War, McDowell Co, WV; son of W.J. "Bill" and
Mae (Rye) Luke; died 11 Dec 1988 in Tazewell Community Hospital, Tazewell, VA; due to
respiratory failure; buried in Grandview, Bluefield, VA.
5. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; 1995; Edited by Dr, Thomas C.
Hatcher; Geneva Steele; Sandra Long and Christine Carr McGuire; "Billy and Ella Marlow Luke,
Miner"; article; Page 197; submitted by Ella Luke, PO Box 486, War, WV 24892.


Frieda Elizabeth "Sissie" Luke

1. 1930 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Williamson; taken 8 Apr 1930; Page 170A; Image 25 of 32;
Family #225/304.
Listed as Freda Luke; age 10; born in VA; in household of father, William J. Luke.
2. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; 1995; Edited by Dr, Thomas C.
Hatcher; Geneva Steele; Sandra Long and Christine Carr McGuire; "Billy and Ella Marlow Luke,
Miner"; article; Page 197; submitted by Ella Luke, PO Box 486, War, WV 24892.
3. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Frieda Elizabeth Luke [Frieda Luke Esquerra] [Frieda Esquerra]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 16 Nov 1919
Birth Place: Boissevain, Virginia
Death Date: 28 Nov 1996
Father:
William J Luke
Mother:
Ida M Rye
SSN: 233287697
Notes: Sep 1938: Name listed as FRIEDA ELIZABETH LUKE; :
Name listed as FRIEDA LUKE ESQUERRA;
15 Mar 1997: Name listed as FRIEDA L ESQUERRA"


Julian DeMadaro Esquerra Jr

1. "The Welch News"; Welch, WV; Friday Evening, 8 Jan 2020; Page 8; Newspaper Obit.
"
JULIAN DEMADARO (DЕ)
ESQUERRA, JR.
"January 14, 1941 to November 28,
2019
"Julian DeMadan (De) Esquerra,
Jr., 78, moved from his earthly home
in India, California to his Heavenly
Home on Thanksgiving Day, No-
vember 28, 2019, with his wife of
over 36 years, Darlene M. Ffiquerra
at his bedside
"Bom in Miami, Florida January
14, 1941 he was the sun of the late
Julian D. and Frieda (Sissie) Luke
Esquerra.
"In addition to his parents, he was
preceded in death by his Maternal
Grandparents W. J. (Bill) and Ida
Mae Rye Luke of War, WV, Uncle
Billy A. Luke and cousin Billy W.
Luke.
"In addition to his wife Darlene M.
Esquerra, he is survived by his Aunt
Pauline Luke of War, WV, Cousin
Doreen Luke Wright of Peoria, AZ,"


Jessie Ray Luke

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Elkhorn District; taken on 6 Jun 1900; Page 188B; Image 9 of
46; Family #83/84.
Listed as Jessie R. Luke; age 1; born in Jan 1899 in WV; in household of father, Henry H. Luke.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Elkhorn District; taken on 13? May 1910; Page 276A; Image 3
of 21; Family #18/18.
Listed as Jessie Luke; age 11; born in WV; in household of grandfather, James H. Miles.
3. McDowell Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Card #1116; 12 Sep 1918; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Jesse Ray Luke; age 19; born 19 Jan 1899; living at Kyle, WV; motor brakeman for Lynchburg Coal
Co, Kyle, WV; nearest relative, mother, Mattie Barber; tall with medium build; gray eyes and light
brown hair.
4. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Elkhorn District; Kyle Village; taken on 17 Jan 1920; Page 137B;
Image 21 of 28; Family #236/236.
Listed as Jesse R. Luke; age 21; born in WV; single; coal miner; boarder; in household of
grandfather, James H. Miles.
5. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1920); Page 87; WV Archives Web Site.
Jess Luke; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; motorman; living in Powhatan, WV; son of
Harry and Martha; married on 23 Jun 1920 in Welch, WV; Ettie Anderson; age 21; born in Smyth Co,
VA; single; daughter of Tom and Jannie.
6. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Jesse Luke; born 19 Jan 1899; died in Oct 1965; last residence, VA; SS #235-09-1408; card issued
in WV before 1951.


Etta Anderson

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1920); Page 87; WV Archives Web Site.
Jess Luke; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; motorman; living in Powhatan, WV; son of
Harry and Martha; married on 23 Jun 1920 in Welch, WV; Ettie Anderson; age 21; born in Smyth Co,
VA; single; daughter of Tom and Jannie.