McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Aluda Osborne

1. 1930 Census, Logan Co, WV; Triadelphia District; Lorado; taken on 6 May 1930; Page 102B; Image
38 of 38; Family #180/180.
Listed as Alda Osborn; age 11; in household of father, Harrison Osborn.


Paul David Sizemore

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1968); Page 447; WV Archives Web Site.
Paul David Sizemore; age 23; born 2 Mar 1945 in Kisler, WV; single; living at Mallory, WV; son of
George and Vivian (Black) Sizemore; married on 10 May 1968 at Oceana, WV; Mildred Grace
Toler; age 21; born 28 Jul 1946 at Cyclone, WV; single; living at Cyclone, WV; daughter of George
N. and Brookie (Blankenship) Toler, Jr.


Mildred Grace Toler

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1968); Page 447; WV Archives Web Site.
Paul David Sizemore; age 23; born 2 Mar 1945 in Kisler, WV; single; living at Mallory, WV; son of
George and Vivian (Black) Sizemore; married on 10 May 1968 at Oceana, WV; Mildred Grace
Toler; age 21; born 28 Jul 1946 at Cyclone, WV; single; living at Cyclone, WV; daughter of George
N. and Brookie (Blankenship) Toler, Jr.
2. Stafford Funeral Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"Mildred Grace Sizemore, 69, of Cyclone, WV passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2016. She was born on July
28, 1946 in Welch, WV a daughter of the late George "June" and Brooke "Brookie" Blankenship Toler. In
addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a son Waylon Cole Sizemore; two brothers Robert and
Arvis Toler; two sisters Rosie Racine Toler and Carolyn (Danny) Osborne; two nephews Bucky Walls and
Lane Perry; and a niece Angie Osborne. Survivors include her loving husband of 27 years Paul Sizemore; two
daughters Yvette (Mike) Wintz and Pamela (Victor) Brown all of Cyclone; a sister Freda (Richard) Walls of
Uniontown, PA; two brothers Jim (Claire) Toler and Tom (Ellen) Toler all of Cyclone; four grandchildren
Derick (Amanda) Sizemore, Victoria Brown and fiancé Zachery Nelson, RJ Bailey and Brookie Bailey and
fiancé Jerad Cook; four great grandchildren Parker Sizemore, Jagger Sizemore, Dawson Cook and Owen
Cook; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1PM Monday, June 6,
2016 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Bro. Keith Osborne officiating. She
will be laid to rest in Highland Memory Garden, Logan, WV. ..."


John Blankenship

1. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Clear Fork District; taken on 18/19 Apr 1910; Page 236B; Image
2 of 26; Family #17/18.
Listed as John Blankenship; age 3; born in WV; in household of father, William H. Blankenship.
2. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; taken on 16 Apr 1930; Page 280A; Image 22
of 39; Family #185/185.
Listed as John Blankenship; age 22; born in WV; farm laborer; in household of father, William H.
Blankenship.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1931); Page 469; WV Archives Web Site.
John Blanlenship; age 22; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Glen Rogers, WV; son of
Willie and Dollie Blankenship; married on 9 Jun 1931 at Glen Rogers, WV; Inise Elswick;
age 16; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Glen Rogers, WV; daughter of Wana and Elbia Elswick.


Inez Elswick

1. 1920 census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; taken on 13 Feb 1920; Page 273A;
Family #116/121.
Listed as Innis Elswick; age 2 yrs, 6 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Wannie Elswick.
2. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; taken on 10 Apr 1930; Page 235B;
Family #167/171.
Listed as Inis Elsic; age 12; born in WV; in household of father, Wannie Elswick.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1931); Page 469; WV Archives Web Site.
John Blanlenship; age 22; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Glen Rogers, WV; son of
Willie and Dollie Blankenship; married on 9 Jun 1931 at Glen Rogers, WV; Inise Elswick;
age 16; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Glen Rogers, WV; daughter of Wana and Elbia Elswick.


Earl Edward Cook

1. US Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Earl C Cook
Also Known As Earl Edward Cook
2nd Also Known As Name Earl F Cook
Residence Date 01 Dec 1993-13 Nov 2000
Residence Place Bud, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 24 Jul 1954
Phone Number..."
"...Phone Number Recorded Date 01 Jan 2009
Address 90 PO Box
Address Continued Bud, West Virginia 24716
Address Date 01 Dec 1993-13 Nov 2000
2nd Address 334 PO Box
2nd Address Continued Brenton, West Virginia 24818
2nd Address Date 02 Jul 1992-01 Jan 2009..."


Sherri Colbird

1. US Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Sherry Lynn Cook
Residence Date 01 Dec 1993-13 Nov 2000
Residence Place Bud, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 25 Mar 1965
Phone Number..."
"...Phone Number Recorded Date 25 Mar 2008
Address 90 PO Box
Address Continued Bud, West Virginia 24716
Address Date 01 Dec 1993-13 Nov 2000
2nd Address 334 PO Box
2nd Address Continued Brenton, West Virginia 24818
2nd Address Date 01 Jan 1987-25 Mar 2008..."


Johnny Blankenship

1. US Public records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Johnny Blankenship
Also Known As John W Blankenship
Residence Date 01 May 1986-25 Mar 2008
Residence Place Glen Rogers, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 07 Jan 1951
Phone Number..."
"...Phone Number Recorded Date 25 Mar 2008
Address 23 PO Box
Address Continued Glen Rogers, West Virginia 25848
Address Date 01 May 1986-25 Mar 2008..."
2. Stafford Funeral Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"Johnny Blankenship, 65, of Glen Rogers, WV went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 17, 2016 at Raleigh
General Hospital, Beckley, WV. He was born on January 7, 1951 in Mullens, WV a son of the late John and
Inez Elswick Blankenship. Johnny was a member of the UMWA and the Rhema Ministries. In addition to his
parents he is preceded in by three brothers Gerald, Jim and Lee Blankenship. Survivors include his loving
wife of 38 years Kathy Jane Brooks Blankenship; a son David Arthur Blankenship and girlfriend Morgan
Tilley of Ravencliff; five sisters Maxine (Jim) Lafferty of Glen Rogers, Marlene (Stanley) Tabor of Glen
Rogers, Darlene (Willis) Lafferty of Glen Rogers, Phyllis Lafferty of Lester and Pat (Roy) Armstrong of Glen
Rogers and; a brother Henry (Barbara) Blankenship of Glen Rogers; two grandchildren Karressa Blankenshp
and Nathaniel Blankenship; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at
2PM on Monday, June 20, 2016 at the Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Ravencliff, WV with Rev.
Johnathan Cresong officiating. He will be laid to rest in Pine Grove Cemetery, Ravencliff, WV. ..."


Kathy Jane Brooks

1. US Public records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Kathy J Blankenship
Residence Date 01 Jun 2002
Residence Place Glen Rogers, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 22 Feb 1959
Phone Number..."
"...Phone Number Recorded Date 01 Jan 2009
Address General Delivery
Address Continued Glen Rogers, West Virginia 25848
Address Date 01 Jun 2002
2nd Address 23 RR 1 Box
2nd Address Continued Glen Rogers, West Virginia 25848
2nd Address Date 01 Oct 1993-01 Sep 1999
3rd Address 23 PO Box
3rd Address Continued Glen Rogers, West Virginia 25848
3rd Address Date 01 Jun 1989-01 Jan 2009..."


Rachel Mae Colbird

1. US Public Records; LDS Web Site.
"Name Racel M Stover
Also Known As Rachel M Stover
Residence Date 31 Dec 1996-13 Nov 2000
Residence Place Bolt, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 10 May 1960
Phone Number..."
"...Phone Number Recorded Date 20 Oct 2006
Address 353 PO Box
Address Continued Bolt, West Virginia 25817
Address Date 31 Dec 1996-13 Nov 2000
2nd Address 323 PO Box
2nd Address Continued Raleigh, North Carolina 27602
2nd Address Date 01 Feb 1996
3rd Address 186 PO Box
3rd Address Continued Bud, West Virginia 24716
3rd Address Date 01 Mar 1986-01 Jan 1998..."
2. Stafford Funeral Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"Rachel Mae Colbird McNeely, 56, of Bolt, WV passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at her home. She
was born on May 10, 1960 in Mullens, WV a daughter of the late Robert Eugene and Geneva Catherine Lusk
Colbird. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her sister Debbie Lambert. Survivors include a
daughter Cherish Stover of Bolt; three sons Joshua (Pamela) Stover of Bud, Shannon Stover of Princeton
and Branden Stover of Bolt; two sisters Anita Garner of Beckley and Sherri (Earl) Cook of Skin Fork; a
brother Melvin (Sue) Colbird of Herndon; eight grandchildren Kelsey Breelyn Stover, Layla Jane Stover,
Dakota Shane Stover, Gavin Blake Stover, Mia Ann Stover, Branden Keith Stover, Jr., Bella Nicole Stover and
Maximus Lucas Stover; a great grandchild Neveah May Stover; and a host of other loving family and
friends. In keeping with her wishes she will be cremated..."


Sylvester Clay McKinney

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #--(1918); Page 314; WV Archives Web Site.
Sylvester McKinney; age 46; born in McDowell Co, WV (sic, Avery Co, NC); widowed; laborer; living at
Iaeger, WV; son of Joseph and _____;married on 30 May 1918 at Iaeger, WV; Sallie Spence; age 30;
born in Tazewell Co, VA; single; daughter of ____ and_____.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #10209; WV Archives Web Site.
Sylvester Clay McKinney; age 83; born 21 Mar 1872 in Avery Co, NC; widowed; hotel owner; living at Iaeger, WV;
son of Joe and Mary Alice (Byrd) McKenney; died 5 Juy 1955 at Iaeger, WV; due to cardiac insufficency with
hypertension; buried 8 Jul 1955 in Iaeger Memorial; informant, S.C. McKinney, Jr.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by;
B. Walls; 16 Dec 2013.
Sylvester Clay McKinney, Sr; born 21 Mar 1872; died 6 Jul 1955; buried here; headstone photo shown;
death certificate posted.


Sallie Mae Graham

1. Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940; LDS Web Site.
Hugh Spence; age 21; son of J.N. and Nancy C.; married on 28 Dec 1904 in Tazewell Co, VA; Sallie M.
Graham; age 18; daughter of Charles and Laura.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #--(1918); Page 314; WV Archives Web Site.
Sylvester McKinney; age 46; born in McDowell Co, WV (sic, Avery Co, NC); widowed; laborer; living at
Iaeger, WV; son of Joseph and _____;married on 30 May 1918 at Iaeger, WV; Sallie Spence; age 30;
born in Tazewell Co, VA; single; daughter of ____ and_____.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by;
B. Walls; 16 Dec 2013.
Sally G. Graham McKinney; born 12 Oct 1889; died 4 Nov 1940; buried here; headstone photo shown.


Roger Lee Cook

1. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Roger Lee Cook, 66, of Hanover, WV, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, June 14, 2016 from the Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, WV, following a short illness.
"Roger was born March 3, 1950, in Pineville, WV, a son of the late Edward and Pauline Cook. He retired from Columbia Gas Transmission in 2006, where he was a compressor man, well operator, etc.; he later became a supervisor. Roger loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and tinkering with old trucks and tending his garden.
"In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother Ray Ford Cook
"Roger is survived by his wife, Dorene Cook of the home; three sons, Todd Cook and wife Kellie of Laural Branch, WV, Stanley Cook and wife Alesha of Hanover WV, and Thomas Cook and wife Virginia of Hanover, WV; six granddaughters, Brittney Mullins and husband Chris of Lexington, SC, Emily, Chasity and Arieanah Cook of Hanover, WV, and Molly and Sara Cook also of Hanover, WV; three great grandchildren, Brayden, Jazmin and Brooklyn Bailey of Lexington, SC; three step children, Keith Davis and wife Jennifer of Colorado, Todd Davis and wife Pam of Coal Mountain, WV; and Amey Hatfield and husband David also of Coal Mountain, WV; nine step grandchildren; two brothers Ray Cook and wife Kathy of Pineville, WV, and Randall Cook and wife Jackie of Brenton, WV; a very special cousin Jerry Lee Cline of Skin Fork near Brenton, WV; and a host of other dear family.
"Funeral services will be conducted Monday, June 20, 2016, at 12 noon, with Reverend Lee Fischer and Brother Wayne Bailey officiating at the Chapel of Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger, WV. Burial will follow in the Cook Family Cemetery at Skin Fork near Bernton, WV..."


James Henry "P-Nut" Smith Sr

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Davy; taken on 2 Jan 1920; Page 228B;
Family #15/15.
Listed as James Watkins; age 8 (sic?); born in WV; in household of father, Ossie Watkins.
2. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1929); Page 34; WV Archives Web Site.
James Henry Smith; age 27; born in McDowell Co, WV; married on 28 Sep 1929 at Winding Gulf,
WV; Beatrice Ellen Thomas; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; living at Sophia, WV.
3. 1930 Census; Raleigh Co, WV; Town District; Sophia; taken on 2 Apr 1930; Page 114A; Image 3 of
13; Family #23/29.
Listed as Henry Smith; age 28; born in WV; married at 28; dispatcher for steam railroad; head of
household.
4. 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.
5. 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 Henry Smith; age 39; born in WV; 8th grade education; lived in same place on 1 Apr 1935;
manager of retail grocery; head of household.
6. "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..."
7. Raleigh Co, WV; Death Certificate #'65 007615; WV Archives Web Site.
James Henry Smith; age 53; born 27 Jan 1912 (sic, 1902) in WV; divorced; coal miner;
SS#235-05-1492; living at Princewick, WV; son of unknown father and Clara Smith; died 18 May
1965; DOA Beckley Hospital, Beckley, WV; due to natural causes apparentlyacute cardiac arrest;
buried 20 May 1965 in Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley, WV; informant, Mrs. Billy Ray Carpenter, Mt
Rainer, MD.
8. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley, Raleigh Co, WV; submitted by
Historianne;1 Oct 2014.
James H. "P-Nut" Smith; born 27 Jan 1912( sic, 1902); died 18 May 1965; buried here; no grave
marker photo shown.


Beatrice Ellen Thomas

1. 1920 Census, Raleigh Co, WV; Town District; Sophia; taken on 26 Jan 1920; Page 227A; Image 41 of 44;
Family #367/369.
Listed as Beatrice Thomas; age 9; born in WV; in household of father, Peter G. Thomas.
2. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1929); Page 34; WV Archives Web Site.
James Henry Smith; age 27; born in McDowell Co, WV; married on 28 Sep 1929 at Winding Gulf, WV;
Beatrice Ellen Thomas; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; living at Sophia, WV.
3. 1930 Census; Raleigh Co, WV; Town District; Sophia; taken on 2 Apr 1930; Page 114A; Image 3 of 13;
Family #23/29.
Listed as Beatrice Smith; age 19; born in WV; married at 19; in household of husband, James Henry Smith.
4. 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 Beatrice Smith; age 29; born in WV; 2yrs HS education; lived in same place on 1 Apr 1935; in
household of husband, James H. Smith.
5. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Beatrice E. Smith; born 24 Dec 1911; died 30 Dec 2001; last residence, Lochgelly, Fayette Co, WV;
SS# 234-62-7045; card issued in WV in 1956.
6. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley, Raleigh Co, WV; submitted by Historianne;
22 Jun 2013
Beatrice Ellen Smith; born in 1911; died in 2001; buried here; double grave marker photo shown with husband,
James Henry Smith.