McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Benny Carl Steele

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1951); Page 465; WV Archives Web Site.
Benny Carl Steele; age 20; born at Sandy huff, WV; single; living at Iaeger, WV; married on 15 Sep
1951 at Bradshaw, WV; Ona F. Muncy; age 20; born in _____; single; living at Bradshaw, WV; with
consent of Nacatie and Acy Steele, parents of Benny Carl Steele; and Lou Emma Muncy, father deceased;
mother of Ona F. Muncy,
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 8 Dec 2013.
Benny C. Steele; born 3 Feb 1931; died 26 Dec 1998; buried here; double headstone photo shown
with wife Ona F. Muncy Steele; " II TIMOTHY 4-7 I HAVE FOUGHT A GOOD FIGHT"; grave marker photo
also shown; "SGT US ARMY * KOREA".


Ona F. Muncy

1. "The Heritage of McDowell Co, WV 1858-1999", Vol II, page 219, Sam and Lou
Emma Muncy article, submitted by Sandra Muncy Rowe.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1951); Page 465; WV Archives Web Site.
Benny Carl Steele; age 20; born at Sandy huff, WV; single; living at Iaeger, WV; married on 15 Sep
1951 at Bradshaw, WV; Ona F. Muncy; age 20; born in _____; single; living at Bradshaw, WV; with
consent of Nacatie and Acy Steele, parents of Benny Carl Steele; and Lou Emma Muncy, father
deceased; mother of Ona F. Muncy,
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 8 Dec 2013.
Benny C. Steele; born 3 Feb 1931; died 26 Dec 1998; buried here; double headstone photo shown
with wife Ona F. Muncy Steele; " II TIMOTHY 4-7 I HAVE FOUGHT A GOOD FIGHT"; grave marker
photo also shown; "SGT US ARMY * KOREA".
Ona F. Muncy; born 11 Mar 1931; no death date; she may not be buried here. (see Ref 4)
4. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Ona F. Steele of Calabash, NC, formerly of Iaeger, WV, passed away Sunday, November 10, 2019 at Bolivia, N.C in the Lower Cape Fear Hospice House.

"Ona was born March 11, 1931 in Bradshaw, WV a daughter of Sam and Lou Emma (Mullins) Muncy. Ona graduated from Iaeger High School in 1949. On September 15, 1951, she married Benny Steele of Iaeger WV who preceded her in death on Dec 26, 1998.

"Ona was a member of the River of Life Baptist Church in Sunset Beach, N.C.

"In addition to her parents and husband, Ona was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Eli Muncy, Louis Muncy, Charlie Muncy and John Calvin Muncy; a special brother, Noah Blankenship and a sister Bertha Muncy(Richards) .

"Ona is survived by her daughter, Debbie Steele Lucas (Lonnie) of Calabash, NC; and two granddaughters, Kelly (Geff) Whitt of Charlotte, N.C. and Amy Reed of Calabash, N.C. She was a proud great grandmother to Jenna Prince (Jacob), Ty Whitt and Ayden and Avery Reed; and a great-great grandmother to Ruthie Prince. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

" Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, November 14, 2019 at I o’clock with her grandson-in-law, Jacob Prince officiating at the Chapel of Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger, WV. Burial will follow in Iaeger Memorial Cemetery at Roderfield, WV. Family members will serve as pallbearers.

"Friends may visit with the family Thursday morning, November 14, 2019 from 11 a.m. until the time of services at the Chapel of Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger, WV.

"Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger, WV, is assisting the family.

"Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fanningfuneralhomes.com"


Elbert Madford Steele

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1955); Page 221; WV Archives Web Site.
Elbert Madford Steele; age 25; born in Glen Morrison, WV; single; living at Iaeger, WV; married on
10 Dec 1955 at Iaeger, WV; Nellie Ruth England; age 18; born and living in Iaeger, WV; single; with
consent of Nancy England, grandmother of Nellie Ruth England, parents deceased.
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007: Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Elbert M Steele
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 6 Oct 1930
Birth Place: Glen Morriso, West Virginia
[Glen Morriso|]
Death Date: 29 Nov 2000
Claim Date: 10 Oct 1963
Father: Harry Steele
Mother: Nancy Blackburn
SSN: 234465066
Death Certificate Number: FIX FOR "01" DOD 03/01
Citizenship or Alien Status: U.S. citizen.
Type of Claim: Duplicate request; evidence of identity only submitted.
Notes: 07 Apr 1987: Name listed as ELBERT M STEELE"
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 29 Dec 2013.
Elbert M. Steele; born 6 Oct 1930; died 29 Nov 2000; buried here; double headstone photo shown with
wife; Nellie Ruth England Steele; "HUSBAND-FATHER"; "LOVING FATHER AND MOTHER".


Nellie Ruth England

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1955); Page 221; WV Archives Web Site.
Elbert Madford Steele; age 25; born in Glen Morrison, WV; single; living at Iaeger, WV; married on
10 Dec 1955 at Iaeger, WV; Nellie Ruth England; age 18; born and living in Iaeger, WV; single; with
consent of Nancy England, grandmother of Nellie Ruth England, parents deceased.
2. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Ruth Steele
Also Known As Nellie Ruth Steele
Residence Date 01 Apr 1996
Residence Place Roderfield, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 02 Feb 1941
Address Roderfield, West Virginia 24881
Address Date 01 Apr 1996
2nd Address Roderfield, West Virginia 24881
2nd Address Date 01 Aug 1993-01 Jan 2009
Record Number 171360839"
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 29 Dec 2013.
Elbert M. Steele; born 6 Oct 1930; died 29 Nov 2000; buried here; double headstone photo shown with
wife; Nellie Ruth England Steele; "HUSBAND-FATHER"; "LOVING FATHER AND MOTHER".
Nellie Ruth Steele; born 2 Feb 1941; no death date; she may not be buried here.


General Lee Staples

1. McDowell Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Card #3664; 5 Jun 1917; Ancestry.com Web Site.
General Lee Staples; age 21; born 3 Apr 1896 in Martinsville, VA; living at Premier, WV; miner;
employed by Excelsior Poca Coal Co, Excelsior, WV; single; Negro; nearest relative, mother;
tall with medium build; brown eyes and black hair.
2. U.S., Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910-1939; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: General L Staples
Departure Date: 18 Sep 1918
Departure Place: New York, New York
Residence Place: Premier, W VA
Address: Gen Del
Next of Kin: Mrs Eliza Staples
Relationship: Mother
Ship: Rochambeau
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4041804
Notes: Company B 543d Engineers Ser Bn Camp A A Humphreys Va"
3. U.S., Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910-1939; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: General L Staples
Departure Date: 17 Jun 1919
Departure Place: St Nazaire, France
Arrival Date: 28 Jun
Arrival Place: Newport News, Virginia
Residence Place: General Delivery Premier West Virginia
Next of Kin: Mrs Eliza Staples
Relationship: Mother
Ship: Antigone
Military Unit: CO B 543RD ENGRS SER BN
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4041804
Notes: Company B 543rd, Engineer Service Battalion"
4. 1920 Census; McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 27 Jan 1920; Page 39B; Image
36 of 47; Family #345/356.
Listed as Lee Staples; age 22; born in NC; single; black; trackman in coal mine; boarder in
household of John Nutter.
5. 1930 Census, Franklin Co, OH; Columbus; 1152 Parker St; taken on 12 Apr 1930; Page 94B;
Image 54 of 70; Family #550/557.
Lee Staples; Negro; all other infromation left off; name marked thru.
6. Franklin Co, OH; WWI II Draft Registration Card; #U-298; 27 Apr 1942; Ancestry.com Web Site.
General Lee Staples; age 48; born 3 Apr 1897 in Tazewell Co, VA; living at 1197 1/2 Parker St,
Columbus, Franklin Co, OH; employed by Columbus Fabric Co, Grant Ave, Columbus, OH;
person who will always know address, Ben Gones, Grant Ave; 6'2" tall; 185 lbs; Negro; black
eyes; black hair; black complexion.
7. Ohio Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007; LDS Web Site.
"Name General L Staples
Event Type Death
Event Date 12 Oct 1973
Event Place Ross County, Ross, Ohio, United States
Registration Place Veterans Adm. Med. Ctr
Residence Place Ohio
Gender Male
Age 81
Marital Status Single
Race Non-white
Birth Date 1892
Autopsy Performed Yes, used for certification
Certificate Number 080946
Volume Number 21470
Certifier's Role Physician
Affiliate Line Number 80944
Affiliate File Name DEATHS73.DAT
Source Reference Ohio Department of Health"
8. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: General L Staples
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 3 Apr 1887
Death Date: 12 Oct 1973
Claim Date: 5 Jan 1974
SSN: 302098116
Notes: 02 Jan 1974: Name listed as GENERAL L STAPLES"
9. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 29 Dec 2013.
General Lee Staples; born 15 Apr 1892; died 12 Oct 1973; buried here; headstone photo shown;
"PVT * US ARMY * WORLD WAR I".


Fred Howard Stamper

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Hensley; taken on 12 Apr 1930; Page 57A;
Family #369/387.
Listed as Fred H. Stamper; age 11 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Frank G. Stamper.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Claren; E.D. 24-36; taken on 24 Apr 1940;
Page 734A; Image 27 of 48; Household #223.
Listed as Fred Stamper; age 11; born in WV; 3rd grade education; not attending school; lived in
same place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Fred G. Stamper.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1950); Page 333; WV Archives Web Site.
Fred Howard Stamper; age 21; born and living at Hensley, WV; single; son of Frank and Brookie
Stamper; married on 5 May 1950 at Roderfield, WV; Virginia Beatrice England; age 19; born in
Kimball, WV; single; living at Pineville, WV; daughter of W.H. and Hallie England.
4. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Fred Stamper
SSN: 233-40-6724
BORN: 26 Apr 1929
Died: Nov 1969
State (Year) SSN issued: West Virginia (Before 1951)"
5. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Fred H Stamper
[Fred Stamper]
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 26 Apr 1929
Death Date: Nov 1969
Claim Date: 26 Nov 1969
SSN: 233406724"
6. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'69 016730; WV Archives Web Site via LDS Web Site.
Fred Howard Stamper; age 40; born 26 Apr 1929 in Hensley, WV; married; husband of Virginia
England; coal miner; served in WW II; living at Premier, WV; son of Frank and Brookie (Vance)
Stamper; died 6 Nov 1969 near Premier, WV; due to injuries from slate fall in mine; buried 9 Nov
1969 in Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, WV.
7. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 2 Aug 2014.
Fred Howard Stamper; born 26 Apr 1926; died 6 Nov 1969; buried here; headstone photo shown;
"WEST VIRGINIA * PVT * 463 MAINT SQ AF * WORLD WAR II".
8. "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 Mack Hughes Family";
Article; Page 174; submitted by Anita Hughes, Davy, WV.


Virginia Beatrice England

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1950); Page 333; WV Archives Web Site.
Fred Howard Stamper; age 21; born and living at Hensley, WV; single; son of Frank and Brookie
Stamper; married on 5 May 1950 at Roderfield, WV; Virginia Beatrice England; age 19; born in
Kimball, WV; single; living at Pineville, WV; daughter of W.H. and Hallie England.
2. Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #72 029779; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Thomas O. Henderson, Jr; age 51; born 19 Jan 1921 in Hemphill, WV; divorced; this is his 3rd
marriage; 4 yrs HS education; living at Welch, WV; son of T.O. and C. Rebecaa (Cumbow) Henderson,
Sr; married on 8 Jul 1972 in Lebanon, VA; Virginia Beatrice Stamper; maiden name England; age 41;
born 14 Oct 1930 in Kimball, WV; widow; this is her 2nd marriage; 3 yrs HS education; living at
Welch, WV; daughter of Howard and Hallie (Peaks) England.


Floyd Lee Stamper

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__ (1926); Page 100; WV Archives Web Site.
Floyd L. Stamper; age 32; born in Alleghany Co, NC; widowed; fireman; living at Twin Branch, WV;
son of John L. and Mattie J.; married on 28 Nov 1925 at Welch, WV; Rosetta Hall; age 28; born in
McDowell Co, WV; divorced; daughter of Joseph and Rebecca.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Twin Branch; taken on 8 Apr 1930; Page 47A;
Image 23 of 57; Family #203/218.
Listed as Lee Stamper; age 37; born in KY; married at 28; power plant fireman; head of household.


Rosetta Hall

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 1 Jun 1900; Page 120A;
Family #18/18.
Listed as Rosetta Hall; age 2; born in WV in Oct 1897; in household of father, Joseph Hall.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on ____; Page 217B;
Family #143/153.
Listed as Rosetta Hall; age 12; born in WV; in household of father, Joseph Hall.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__ (1918); Page 27; WV Archives Web Site.
John Alexander Anderson; age 27; born in King Co, WA; single; sailor; US Navy; son of John and
Lizzie; married on 25 Jul 1918 at Davy, WV; Rosetta Hall; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single;
daughter of Joseph and Rebecca.
4. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Davy; taken on 2 Jan 1920; Page 229B;
Image 4 of 37; Family #39/40.
Listed as Rosetta Anderson; age 22; born in WV; married; in household of brother-in-law, Charles
W.P. Underwood.
5. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__ (1926); Page 100; WV Archives Web Site.
Floyd L. Stamper; age 32; born in Alleghany Co, NC; widowed; fireman; living at Twin Branch, WV;
son of John L. and Mattie J.; married on 28 Nov 1925 at Welch, WV; Rosetta Hall; age 28; born in
McDowell Co, WV; divorced; daughter of Joseph and Rebecca.
6. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Twin Branch; taken on 8 Apr 1930; Page 47A;
Image 23 of 57; Family #203/218.
Listed as Rosetta Stamper; age 31; born in WV; married at 14;in household of husband, Floyd L. Stamper.
7. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Davy; E.D. 24-36; taken on 16 Apr 1940; Page
722B; Image 4 of 48; Household #25.
Listed as Rosetta Stamper; age 42; born in WV; married; 8th grade education; lived in Spencer, Roane Co,
WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of sister, Malinda Grant.
8. Roane Co, WV; Death Certificate #'64 001248; WV Archives Web Site.
Rosetta Stamper; age 23 yrs, 68 days; born 20 Oct 1897 at Twin Branch, WV; widow; housewife; livied
at Twin Branch, WV; daughter of unknown parents; died 14 Jan 1964 in Spencer State Hospital, Spencer,
WV; due to bronchopneumonia; CBD associated with central nevous system syphilis and meningoencephalityc;
boby removed to Welch, WV; 14 Jan 1964.
9. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 8 Dec 2013.
Rosetta Hall Stamper; born 20 oct 1897; died 14 Jan 1964; buried here; grave marker photo shown.


Rosetta Hall

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 1 Jun 1900; Page 120A;
Family #18/18.
Listed as Rosetta Hall; age 2; born in WV in Oct 1897; in household of father, Joseph Hall.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on ____; Page 217B;
Family #143/153.
Listed as Rosetta Hall; age 12; born in WV; in household of father, Joseph Hall.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__ (1918); Page 27; WV Archives Web Site.
John Alexander Anderson; age 27; born in King Co, WA; single; sailor; US Navy; son of John and
Lizzie; married on 25 Jul 1918 at Davy, WV; Rosetta Hall; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single;
daughter of Joseph and Rebecca.
4. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Davy; taken on 2 Jan 1920; Page 229B;
Image 4 of 37; Family #39/40.
Listed as Rosetta Anderson; age 22; born in WV; married; in household of brother-in-law, Charles
W.P. Underwood.
5. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__ (1926); Page 100; WV Archives Web Site.
Floyd L. Stamper; age 32; born in Alleghany Co, NC; widowed; fireman; living at Twin Branch, WV;
son of John L. and Mattie J.; married on 28 Nov 1925 at Welch, WV; Rosetta Hall; age 28; born in
McDowell Co, WV; divorced; daughter of Joseph and Rebecca.
6. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Twin Branch; taken on 8 Apr 1930; Page 47A;
Image 23 of 57; Family #203/218.
Listed as Rosetta Stamper; age 31; born in WV; married at 14;in household of husband, Floyd L. Stamper.
7. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Davy; E.D. 24-36; taken on 16 Apr 1940; Page
722B; Image 4 of 48; Household #25.
Listed as Rosetta Stamper; age 42; born in WV; married; 8th grade education; lived in Spencer, Roane Co,
WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of sister, Malinda Grant.
8. Roane Co, WV; Death Certificate #'64 001248; WV Archives Web Site.
Rosetta Stamper; age 23 yrs, 68 days; born 20 Oct 1897 at Twin Branch, WV; widow; housewife; livied
at Twin Branch, WV; daughter of unknown parents; died 14 Jan 1964 in Spencer State Hospital, Spencer,
WV; due to bronchopneumonia; CBD associated with central nevous system syphilis and meningoencephalityc;
boby removed to Welch, WV; 14 Jan 1964.
9. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 8 Dec 2013.
Rosetta Hall Stamper; born 20 oct 1897; died 14 Jan 1964; buried here; grave marker photo shown.


Oliver Hall

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Davy; taken on 2 Jan 1920; Page 229B;
Image 4 of 37; Family #39/40.
Listed as Oliver Anderson; age 4; born in WV; in household of uncle, Charles W.P. Underwood,
with mother.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Twin Branch; taken on 8 Apr 1930; Page 47A;
Image 23 of 57; Family #203/218.
Listed as Oliver Stamper (sic, Hall); age 14; born in WV; in household of step-father, Floyd L. Stamper.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Davy; E.D. 24-36; taken on 16 Apr 1940; Page
722B; Image 4 of 48; Household #25.
Listed as Oliver Hall; age 23; born in WV; married; 2 yrs HS education; lived in London, Laurel Co, KY
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of aunt, Malinda Grant, with mother.


Martha Jane "Mattie" Hawkins

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #16316; WV Archives Web Site.
Mrs. Mattie J. Stamper; age 87; born in Healings Springs, NC; widow of John L. Stamper; housewife;
living at Roderfield, WV; daughter of unknown parents; died 19 Dec 1944 in Welch Emergency Hospital,
Welch, WV; due to hypostatic pneumonia with senility; buried 22 Dec 1944 in Iaeger Memorial, Roderfield,
WV; informant, Lee Stamper, Roderfield, WV.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Sue Hale Sheppard; 11 May 2017.
Martha Jane "Mattie" Hawkins Stamper; born in 1867 in Healing Springs, NC; died 19 Dec 1944 in Welch,
WV; buried here; no grave marker photo shown.
"age 87 at time of death

"1910 census - age 44, living in Washington Co., Virginia
"1920 census - age 53, living Muskrat Road, Wythe Co., Virginia

"married John L. Stamper on March 2, 1886 in Ashe Co., North Carolina"


William Bryant Staley

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1918); Page 318; WV Archives Web Site.
Bryant Staley; age 22; born in Wilkes Co, NC; single; motorman; living at Premier, WV; son of
Ed and Emma; married on 19 Dec 1918 at Premier, WV; Myrtle Dollaeye; age 21; born in McDowell
Co, WV; single; daughter of J.A. and C. E,
2. McDowell Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Card #120; 5 Jun 1917; Ancestry.com Web Site.
William Bryant Staley; age 21; born 27 Sep 1896 in Wilkesboro, NC; living at Premier, WV; employed
by Premier Pochontas Collieries Co, Premier, WV; hearest relative, Ed Staley, premier, WV; medium
height; slender build; gray eyes and brown hair.
3. Richmond, VA; Divorce Certificate #26-000899; 20 May 1926; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Myrtle Staley, living in Richmond, VA; was granted a divorce 20 May 1926 from William Bryant Staley, a
non resident; for deseration; marriege occured on 19 Dec 1918 at Premier, WV and lasted for 7 yrs; 2 children;
case was uncontested.
4. 1930 Census, Preston Co, WV; Portland District; State Tuberculosis Sanitarium; taken 2 Apr 1930; Page
36A; Image 1 of 11.
William B. Staley; age 33; born in NC; single; patient; mine electrician.
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 17 Dec 2013.
William Bryan Staley; born 27 Sep 1896; died 30 Oct 1932; buried here; headstone photo shown.
"Death is eternal life, why should we weep.".


Myrtle J. Dollaeye

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1918); Page 318; WV Archives Web Site.
Bryant Staley; age 22; born in Wilkes Co, NC; single; motorman; living at Premier, WV; son of
Ed and Emma; married on 19 Dec 1918 at Premier, WV; Myrtle Dollaeye; age 21; born in McDowell
Co, WV; single; daughter of J.A. and C. E,
2. Richmond, VA; Divorce Certificate #26-000899; 20 May 1926; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Myrtle Staley, living in Richmond, VA; was granted a divorce 20 May 1926 from William Bryant Staley,
a non resident; for deseration; marriege occured on 19 Dec 1918 at Premier, WV and lasted for 7 yrs;
2 children; case was uncontested.


Ethel Smithers

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Hull; E.D. 24-57; taken on 17 Apr 1940; Image 40 of 74;
Household #339.
Listed as Ethel Smithers; age 5; born in WV; no education; not attending school; lived in McDowell Co, WV
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, A.Y. Smithers.
2. Portsmouth, VA; Marriage License #22910; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Harry Eugene Whitfield; age 30; born in Portsmouth, VAl divorced; married once before; electrician for
Seaboard Air Line RR; living at 107 Gilmore Ave, Portsmouth, VA; son of John Henry and Cora (Newton)
Whitfield; married on 17 Aug 1959 in Portsmouth, VA; Ethel Stacy; maiden name Ethel Smithers; age 25;
born at Bradshaw, WV; widow; married once before; living at 359 Florida Ave, Portsmouth, VA; daughter
of A.Y. and Elsie (McKehn) Smithers.
3. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry, com Web Site.
"Name: Ethel Smithers
[Ethel Stacy]
[Ethel Whitfiled]
[Ethel Adams]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 21 Apr 1934
Birth Place: Ax McDowell, West Virginia
[Lex, West Virginia]
Death Date: 13 Jul 1988
Father: Ay Smithers
Mother: Elsie M McKehan
SSN: 229382323
Notes: Apr 1951: Name listed as ETHEL SMITHERS; Mar 1958: Name listed as ETHEL STACY; Sep 1961: Name listed as ETHEL SMITHERS WHITFILED; Oct 1966: Name listed as ETHEL ADAMS; 22 Jul 1988: Name listed as ETHEL S ADAMS"
4. Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014: Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Ethel Stacy Adams
Death Date: 13 Jul 1988
Death Place: Portsmouth, Virginia, USA"