McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Harold Leon "Harry" Hillyer Sr

1. Athens Co, OH; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1908); Page 295; OH County Marriage,1789-2013; LDS Web Site.
Harry Hillyer; age 18 on 28 Mar 1907; born in Athens Co, OH; miner; living at Chauncey, OH;son of Robert and
Etta (Smith) Hillyer; married on 7 Feb 1908 in Athens Co, WV; Xema Lovesey; age 17 on 3 Oct 1907; born in
Hocking Co, OH; living in Chauncey, OH; daughter of James and Evaline (Vanfossen) Lovesey.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Jolo; E.D. 24-60; taken on 6 May 1940; Page
1230A; Image 97 of 132; Household #762.
Listed as Harry L. Hillyer; age 50; born in OH; married; 5th grade education; lived in same place on
1 Apr 1935; machineman in coal mine; head of household.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #1825; WV Archives Web Site.
H.L. Hillyer; age 59; born 28 Mar 1889 in Orbiston, OH; married; husband of Jema Hillyer; age 58;
minister; living at Boothville, Marion Co, WV; son of Robert and ____(Smith) Hillyer; died 20 Feb 1949
in Grace Hospital, Welch, WV; due to adeno carcinoma, head of pancrease with obstructive jaundice;
buried 23 Feb 1949 in cemetery at Roderfield, WV.
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 25 Feb 2014.
Rev Harold Leon "Harry" Hillyer; born 28 Mar 1890 (sic, 1889); died 20 Feb 1949; buried here; double
headstone photo shown with wife, Zema Lovesey Hillyer.


Zema Lovesey

1. Athens Co, OH; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1908); Page 295; OH County Marriage,1789-2013; LDS Web Site.
Harry Hillyer; age 18 on 28 Mar 1907; born in Athens Co, OH; miner; living at Chauncey, OH;son of Robert and
Etta (Smith) Hillyer; married on 7 Feb 1908 in Athens Co, WV; Xema Lovesey; age 17 on 3 Oct 1907; born in
Hocking Co, OH; living in Chauncey, OH; daughter of James and Evalin (Vanfossen) Lovesey.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Jolo; E.D. 24-60; taken on 6 May 1940; Page
1230A; Image 97 of 132; Household #762.
Listed as Vema Hillyer; age 49; born in OH; married; 5th grade education; lived in same place on
1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Harold L. Hillyer.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 25 Feb 2014; no memorial created.
Zema O'Dell Hillyer; born 3 Oct 1891; buried here??; double headstone photo shown with husband,
Harold L. Hillyer.


Herbert Hillyer

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Jolo; E.D. 24-60; taken on 6 May 1940; Page
1230A; Image 97 of 132; Household #762.
Listed as Herbert Hillyer; age 16; born in OH; absent; single; 1 yr HS education; attending school
;lived in same place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Harold L. Hillyer.


Francis Hillyer

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Jolo; E.D. 24-60; taken on 6 May 1940; Page
1230A; Image 97 of 132; Household #762.
Listed as Francis Hillyer; age 16; born in WV; 6th garde education; attending school; lived in same
place on 1 Apr 4935; in household of father, Harold L. Hillyer.


Billie Hillyer

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Jolo; E.D. 24-60; taken on 6 May 1940; Page
1230A; Image 97 of 132; Household #762.
Listed as Billy Hillyer; age 11; born in WV; 5th garde education; attending school; lived in same
place on 1 Apr 4935; in household of father, Harold L. Hillyer.


Raylin Hillyer

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Jolo; E.D. 24-60; taken on 6 May 1940; Page
1230A; Image 97 of 132; Household #762.
Listed as Raylin Hillyer; age 9; born in WV; 3rd garde education; attending school; lived in same
place on 1 Apr 4935; in household of father, Harold L. Hillyer.


Zema Hillyer

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Jolo; E.D. 24-60; taken on 6 May 1940; Page
1230A; Image 97 of 132; Household #762.
Listed as Zema Hillyer; age 6; born in WV; no education; not attending school; lived in same
place on 1 Apr 4935; in household of father, Harold L. Hillyer.


Edwin Henry Hill

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1952); Page 158; WV Archives Web Site.
Edwin Henry Hill; age 34; born in Madison, SD; single; living at Iowa City, IA; married on 17 Aug 1952
at Iaeger, WV; Margaret Lee Keyser; age 35; born in Williamson, WV; single; living at Iaeger, WV.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 3 Dec 2013.
Edwin H. Hill; born 26 Apr 1918; died 5 Sep 1963; buried here; headstone, garve marker and marriage license
photos shown; "HUSBAND OF MARGARET KEYSER".


Margaret Lee Keyser

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1952); Page 158; WV Archives Web Site.
Edwin Henry Hill; age 34; born in Madison, SD; single; living at Iowa City, IA; married on 17 Aug 1952
at Iaeger, WV; Margaret Lee Keyser; age 35; born in Williamson, WV; single; living at Iaeger, WV.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 3 Dec 2013.
Margaret Keyser Hill; born 31 Dec 1916; died 18 May 2006; headstone, gave marker and marriage
license photos shown; "LTJG US NAvY WORLD WAR II".


John Lee Keyser

1. Mingo Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1906); Page 338; WV Archives Web Site.
John Lee Keyser; age 24; born in Pike Co, KY; single; machinist; living at Williamson, WV; son of
J.F. and Rebecca Keyser; married on 31 Oct 1906 at Williamson, WV; Maggie Wilcox; age 20; born
in Cabell Co, WV; single; daughter of Mary Wilcox.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #7737; WV Archives Web Site.
John Lee Keyser; age 76; born 5 Jul 1883 in Pond Creek, KY; married; retired from Ray (sp?) Co;
living at Iaeger, WV; son of James F. and Mary (Leslie) Keyser; died 9 jun 1956 in Stevens Clinic,
Welch, WV; due to carcinoma of stomach wth metastasis to the liver; with diabetes millitus; buried
11 Jun 1956 at Roderfield, WV; informant, Mrs. Maggie Keyser.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 22 Dec 2013.
John Lee Keyser; born 6 jul 1882 in Pike Co, KY; died 6 Jun 1956 in Welch, WV; buried here;
headstone, grave marker and marriage license photos shown.


Sarah Maggie Wilcox

1. Mingo Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1906); Page 338; WV Archives Web Site.
John Lee Keyser; age 24; born in Pike Co, KY; single; machinist; living at Williamson, WV; son of
J.F. and Rebecca Keyser; married on 31 Oct 1906 at Williamson, WV; Maggie Wilcox; age 20; born
in Cabell Co, WV; single; daughter of Mary Wilcox.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 22 Dec 2013.
Maggie Wilcox Keyser; born 22 Jul 1887 in Hurricane, Putnam Co, WV; died 14 Jun 1973 in WV; buried here;
headstone, grave marker and marriage license photos shown.


Charles Edward Keyser

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #597; WV Archives Web Site.
Charles Edward Keyser; age 29; born 12 Sep 1910 in WV; single; living at Iaeger, WV; machainist;
son of John L. and Sarah M. (Wilcox) Keyser; died 4 Jan 1940 in Sandy River District; due to pulmonary
tuberclarosis; buied 6 Jan 1940 in Roderfield, WV; informant, B.W. Keyser, Iaeger, WV.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls. 22 Dec 2013.
Charles Edward Keyser; born 10 Sep 1910 in Monitor, Logan Co, WV; died 4 Jan 1940; buried here; headstone
and grave marker photos shown.


Burke Winfred Keyser

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls. 22 Dec 2013.
Burke Winfred Keyser; born 14 Dec 1912 in Williamson, WV; died 12 Jun 1984; buried here; headstone
and grave marker photos shown.


James Eugene Keyser

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls. 22 Dec 2013.
James Eugene Keyser; born 15 May 1928 in Iaeger, WV; died 8 Sep 1984; buried here; headstone
and grave marker photos shown; "S1 US NAVY * WORLD WAR II".


Steve Franklin Jackson

1. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records, Vol #__(1953); Page 347; WV Archives Web Site.
Steve Franklin Jackson; age 44; born 3 Feb 1909 at Piney Flats, TN; living at Princewick, WV; son of
Wallace and Sallie Jackson; married on 30 Nov 1953 at Princewick, WV; Prudie Geneva Smith; age
30; born 14 Apr 1923 at Metalton, WV; living at Princewick, WV; daughter of Jemes O. and Annie M.
Meadows.


Geneva Prudie Meadows

1. 1930 Census, Raleigh Co, WV; Slab Fork District; Pick Shine Coal Camp; taken on 7 Apr 1930;
Page 164B; Image 14 of 78; Family #132/139.
Listed as Geneva Meadows; age 6; born in WV; in household of father, James O. Meadows.
2. Giles Co, VA; Marriage License #6862; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Elisha Tipton; age 22; born in Harlan Co, KY; single; miner; living in Lillybrook, WV; son of Cecil and
Minerva (Lee) Tipton; married on 1 Mar 1939 in Pearisburg, VA; Geneva meadows; age 16; born in
Raleigh Co, WV; single; living at Lego, WV; daughter of James Orda and Marie (Cooper) Meadows.
3. Tazewell Co, VA; Marriage License #7188; Ancestry.com Web Site.
James Smith; age 28; born in Davy, WV; widowed; one previous marriage; miner; living at Lillybrook,
WV; son of Ossie Watkins and Clara Smith; married on 17 feb 1940 in Tazewell, VA; Geneva
Meadows; age 16; born in Metalton, WV; divorced; one previous marriage; living at Lego, WV;
daughter of James O. and Marie (Cooper) Meadows.
4. "Beckley Post-Herald", Beckley, WV; Friday Morning, 17 Nov 1950; Page 5.
".14 Couples Given Divorce Decrees in Circuit Court"
" Divorce decrees were signed in 14 cases yesterday in Raleigh County Circuit Court"
"...Geneva Smith vs. James Smith..."
5. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records, Vol #__(1953); Page 347; WV Archives Web Site.
Steve Franklin Jackson; age 44; born 3 Feb 1909 at Piney Flats, TN; living at Princewick, WV; son of
Wallace and Sallie Jackson; married on 30 Nov 1953 at Princewick, WV; Prudie Geneva Smith; age
30; born 14 Apr 1923 at Metalton, WV; living at Princewick, WV; daughter of Jemes O. and Annie M.
Meadows.


Robert Thomas Smith

1. 1940 Census Raleigh Co, WV; Town District; Sophia; E.D. 41-34; taken on 9 Apr 1940; Page 748B; Image 14
of 32; Household #133.
Listed as Robert Smith; age 4; born in WV; in household of father, James H. Smith.
2. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1961); Page 162; WV Archives Web Site.
Robert Thomas Smith; age 25; born 16 Sep 1935 in Beckley, WV; living at Box 337, Sophia, WV; son of
John (sic, James) Henry and Beatrice Smith; married on 18 Aug 1961 at Sophia, WV; Regina Laura
Davis; age 23; born 10 Feb 1938 at Glen Rogers, WV; living on Houston Street, Beckley, WV; daughter of
William M. and Mildred (Fanni) Myles.


Regina Laura Miles

1. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1961); Page 162; WV Archives Web Site.
Robert Thomas Smith; age 25; born 16 Sep 1935 in Beckley, WV; living at Box 337, Sophia, WV; son of
John (sic, James) Henry and Beatrice Smith; married on 18 Aug 1961 at Sophia, WV; Regina Laura
Davis; age 23; born 10 Feb 1938 at Glen Rogers, WV; living on Houston Street, Beckley, WV; daughter of
William M. and Mildred (Fanni) Myles.


James Rufus Hightower

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1909); Page 196; WV Archives Web Site.
James H. Hightower; age 23; born in Cleriton (sp?) Co, TN; son of ______; was issued a license to
marry on 13 Dec 1909 in McDowell Co, TN; Beatrice Reedy; age 18; born in McDowell Co, WV; single;
daughter of ________.
(No return by a minister).
2. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #10436; WV Archives Web Site.
James Rufus Hightower; age 66 yrs, 22 days; born 23 May 1883 in Clinton, TN; married; assistant mine
foreman; living at Gary, WV; son of Leanda and Susan (Branscomb) Hightower; died 14 Jun 1949 at
Gary. WV; due to bronchopunemonia following a cerebral hemorrhage with arteriosclerosis; buried
16 Jun 1949 in Iaeger Memorial; informant, Mrs. Beatrice Lillian Hightower.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 19 Dec 2013; maintained by Dave Hightower.
James Rufus Hightower; born in 1883; died in 1949; buried here; headstone photo shown; "SAFE IN THE
ARMS OF JESUS".


Beatrice Lillian Reedy

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1909); Page 196; WV Archives Web Site.
James H. Hightower; age 23; born in Cleriton (sp?) Co, TN; son of ______; was issued a license to
marry on 13 Dec 1909 in McDowell Co, TN; Beatrice Reedy; age 18; born in McDowell Co, WV; single;
daughter of ________.
(No return by a minister).
2. Social Security Death Index; LDS Web Site.
Beatrice Hightower; age 80; born 19 Nov 1895; died in Apr 1975; last residence was in WV; card issued in WV.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 19 Dec 2013; maintained by Dave Hightower.
Beatrice R. Hightower; born in 1895; died in 1975; buried here; headstone photo shown; "SAFE IN THE
ARMS OF JESUS".


Hazel Adeline Hightower

1. McDowell Co, WV; Birth Registry; Vol #__(1911); Page 84; Line 15; WV Archives Web Site.
Hazel Adeline Hightower; born 27 Sep 1911 at Gary, WV; parents, James Rufus (Hightower) and
Beatrice Reedy.
2. Social Security Death Index; LDS Web Site.
Hazel Hightower; age 89; born 27 Sep 1911; died 16 May 2000; last residence, Kanawha Co, WV;
card issued in WV.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 19 Dec 2013; maintained by Dave Hightower.
Hazel A. Hightower; born in 1911; died in 2000; buried here; headstone photo shown; "IN LOVING
MEMORY".


James L. Hightower

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 19 Dec 2013; maintained by Dave Hightower.
James L. Hightower; born 15 Jan 1916; died 27 Dec 1980; buried here; headstone photo shown; "SAFE IN
THE ARMS OF JESUS".


Billy Ray Carpenter

1. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1958); Page 322; WV Archives Web Site.
Billy Ray Carpenter; age 23; born 7 Jul 1935 at Odd, WV; living at 327 S. Osprey, Apr B, Sarasota, FL;
son of Steve and Hallie Carpenter; married on 24 Dec 1958 at Beckley, WV; Clara Marie Smith; age 18;
born 19 Jun 1940 at Lego, WV; living at Princewick, WV; daughter of James Smith and Pruda Jackson.


Clara Marie Smith

1. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1958); Page 322; WV Archives Web Site.
Billy Ray Carpenter; age 23; born 7 Jul 1935 at Odd, WV; living at 327 S. Osprey, Apr B, Sarasota, FL;
son of Steve and Hallie Carpenter; married on 24 Dec 1958 at Beckley, WV; Clara Marie Smith; age 18;
born 19 Jun 1940 at Lego, WV; living at Princewick, WV; daughter of James Smith and Pruda Jackson.