McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Milburn Jackson Lester

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'63 994244; WV Archives Web Site.
Milburn J. Lester; age 80; born 24 Apr 1882 in VA; married; miner; SS# 235-03-8900; living at Iaeger, WV;
son of Dorsey and Luceria (Fuller) Lester; died 2 Mar 1963 in Stevens Clinic, Welch, WV; due to coronary
occlusion and infarction of myocardium, also carcinoma of prostate; buried 5 Mar 1963 in Iaeger Memorial
Cemetery, Roderfield, WV; informant, Leona Lester, Iaeger, WV.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Valerie Neal; 23 Jan 2014; headstone photo added by B. Walls.
Milburn Jackson Lester; born 24 Apr 1882; died 2 Mar 1963; buried here; headstone photo shown.


Leona Wolford

1. Florida Death Index, 1877-1998: LDS Web Site.
"Certificate Number 64150
Name Leona Lester
Event Type Death
Event Date 10 Sep 1973
Event Place Lee, Florida, United States
Gender Unknown
Age 79
Race White
Birth Date 26 Apr 1894..."
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 2 Aug 2014.
Leona Lester; born 26 Apr 1893; died 10 Sep 1973; buried here; headstone photo shown; "GONE BUT
NOT FORGOTTEN".


John C. Mullett

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1928); Page 9; WV Archives Web Site.
John C. Molet; age 27; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Iaeger, WV; son of
Lark and Nancy Molet; married on 19 May 1928 at Roderfield, WV; Laura Crockett; age 19;
born in McDowell Co, WV; single; living at Premier, WV; daughter of Bob and Nancy Jane
Crockett.


Laura Crockett

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Paynesville; taken on 7/9 Feb 1920; Page
229B; Image 6 of 16; Family #275/277.
Listed as Laura Crocket; age 9; born in WV; in household of father, Robert L. Crockett.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1928); Page 9; WV Archives Web Site.
John C. Molet; age 27; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Iaeger, WV; son of
Lark and Nancy Molet; married on 19 May 1928 at Roderfield, WV; Laura Crockett; age 19;
born in McDowell Co, WV; single; living at Premier, WV; daughter of Bob and Nancy Jane
Crockett.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 4 Dec 2013.
Laura Crockett Lester; born 7 Jun 1913; died 30 May 1997; buried here; grave marker photo shown;
"Family links:
Parents:
Robert Lee Crockett (1873 - 1939)
Nancy Jane Mullins Crockett (1887 - 1954)

Siblings:
Ballard Crockett (1907 - 1971)*
Pauline M. Osborne (1909 - 1972)*
Holcy D. Crockett (1910 - 1976)*
Laura Crockett Lester (1913 - 1997)
Elva Crockett Campbell (1915 - 1983)*
Roy Crockett (1917 - 1919)*

*Calculated relationship..."


Virgil Mullett

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Registry; Vol #__(1930); Page 139; Line #22; WV Archives Web Site.
Virgil Mullett; age 9 mons 18 days; born 4 Dec 1929 in WV; died 21 Aug 1930 at Roderfield, WV;
of enteritis; son of John and Laura (Crockett) Mullett.; buried at Roderfield, WV


Laura Crockett

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Paynesville; taken on 7/9 Feb 1920; Page
229B; Image 6 of 16; Family #275/277.
Listed as Laura Crocket; age 9; born in WV; in household of father, Robert L. Crockett.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1928); Page 9; WV Archives Web Site.
John C. Molet; age 27; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Iaeger, WV; son of
Lark and Nancy Molet; married on 19 May 1928 at Roderfield, WV; Laura Crockett; age 19;
born in McDowell Co, WV; single; living at Premier, WV; daughter of Bob and Nancy Jane
Crockett.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 4 Dec 2013.
Laura Crockett Lester; born 7 Jun 1913; died 30 May 1997; buried here; grave marker photo shown;
"Family links:
Parents:
Robert Lee Crockett (1873 - 1939)
Nancy Jane Mullins Crockett (1887 - 1954)

Siblings:
Ballard Crockett (1907 - 1971)*
Pauline M. Osborne (1909 - 1972)*
Holcy D. Crockett (1910 - 1976)*
Laura Crockett Lester (1913 - 1997)
Elva Crockett Campbell (1915 - 1983)*
Roy Crockett (1917 - 1919)*

*Calculated relationship..."


Ernestine "Tina" Toler

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1964); Page 438; WV Archives Web Site.
Ronnie Bailey Brown; age 18; born 4 Apr 1946 in Guyan, WV; single; living at Guyan, WV; son of
John and Pricie (Hatfield) Brown; married on 7 Jul 1964 at Simon, WV; earnestine Toler; age 16;
born 7 Jul 1947 at Guyan, WV; single; living at Guyan, WV; daughter of Buddy and Marie (Toler) Toler.
2. Stafford Funeral Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"Earnestine "Tena" Brown Christian, 68, of Coal Mountain, WV, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday,
September 20, 2016 at her home. She was born on July 7, 1948 in Guyan, WV a daughter of the late Buddy
and Marie Toler. Tena was of the Pentecostal Faith and attended Brenton Community Church. She enjoyed
going to church and spending time with her family. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a
son Keith Brown; a sister Velma Cline; three brother-in-laws Joe Ellis, Roy Brown and Olen Cline. Survivors
include her husband James Christian; two daughters Christine (Jeffrey) Hatfield of Coal Mountain and Shelia
Kennedy and Companion Deron Paynter of Lynco; three sons Bobby (Melissa) Brown of Coal Mountain,
Ronnie (Alisha "Muffy") Brown of Clear Fork and Tony (Christina) Brown of Herndon; brothers and sisters
Virgie (Lonnie) Harper of Brenton, Darrell (Anita) Toler of Elk Creek, Elestine Ellis of Justice and James
(Linda Sue) Toler of Oceana, Arnold (Beatrice) Toler of Elk Creek, Lorretta (Carl) Harper of Randleman, NC,
Margie Brown of South Carolina and Phyllis (Sam) Cline of Branchland; half brother and sisters Jessie (Lisa)
Toler of Coal Mountain, Randy Toler of Rockhouse, Helen (Greg) Hatfield of Coal Mountain and Charlotte
(Zeke) Southard of Coal Mountain; step father Jimmy Toler of Rockhouse; 16 grandchildren; 8 great
grandchildren; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on
Sunday, September 25, 2016 at the Coal Mountain Freewill Baptist Church, Coal Mountain, WV with Rev.
Louis Collings officiating. She will be laid to rest in Hatfield Cemetery, Coal Mountain, WV. ..."


Walter Lester

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Panther; taken on 19 Apr 1910; Page 96B;
Family #36.
Listed as Walter Lester; age 6; born in WV; in household of father, Elisha Lester.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Lathrop Coal Co; taken on 8 Jan 1920; Page
260A; Family #161/164.
Listed as Walter Lester; age 16; born in WV; in household of father, Elisha Lester.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1928); Page 213; WV Archives Web Site.
Walter Lester; age 23; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Panther, WV; son of
Lish and Lizzie; married on 20 Aug 1928 at Panther, WV; Lake Hensley; age 23; born in
McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Dock and Laura.


Lake Hensley

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1928); Page 213; WV Archives Web Site.
Walter Lester; age 23; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Panther, WV; son of
Lish and Lizzie; married on 20 Aug 1928 at Panther, WV; Lake Hensley; age 23; born in
McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Dock and Laura.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'71 018465; WV Archives via LDS Web Site.
Lake Lester; age 66; born 22 Aug 1905 in WV; widow; housewife; living at Iaeger, WV; daughter of
D.S. and Lora (Ellis) Henshley; died 4 Dec 1971 in Doctors Memorial Hospital, Welch, WV; due to
septicemia, malnutrition; with congestive heart failure and chronic octeomellitis; buried 6 Dec 1971
in Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, WV; informant Egrcc (sp?) S. Lambert.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 20 Dec 2013.
Lake Lester; born 22 Aug 1905; died 4 Dec 1971; buried here; headstone photo shown.


Kathleen Freda Murphy

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1949); Page 91; WV Archives Web Site.
Audra Lester; age 25; born and living at Panther, WV; single; married n 26 Feb 1949 at Welch, WV;
Kathleen Freda Murphy; age 22; born at Roderfield, WV; divorced; living at Panther, WV.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 2 Aug 2014
Kathleen F. Addair Lester; born 27 Dec 1926; died 7 Oct 2006; buried here; double grave marker photo
shown with husband, Audra D. Lester.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV
submitted by Shelina New; 11 Oct 2011. (Duplicate memorial of Ref #1).
Kathleen Freda Murphy Lester Addair; born 27 Dec 1926 in Roderfield, WV; died 7 Oct 2006 in NC;
buried here; no grave marker photo shown; personal photo posted:
"Kathleen was a devoted Wife- Mother and homemaker.She and Audra had 10 children. She will be missed by all! God
Kept you Aunt Kathleen till we meet again in Heaven. Love you "


Lewis Lester

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 14 Jul 1900; Page 268A; Family #516.
Listed as Lewis Lester; age 2 mons; born in WV in Mar 1900; in household of father, Elisha Lester.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Panther; taken on 19 Apr 1910; Page 96B;
Family #36.
Listed as Lewis Lester; age 11; born in WV; in household of father, Elisha Lester.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1919); Page 234; WV Archives Web Site.
Lewis Lester; age 19; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Panther, WV; son of
Lish and Lizzie; married on 8 May 1919 at Panther, WV; Ida Hensley; age 17; born in Buchanan
Co, VA; single; daughter of Dock and Flora.


Ida Hensley

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1919); Page 234; WV Archives Web Site.
Lewis Lester; age 19; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Panther, WV; son of
Lish and Lizzie; married on 8 May 1919 at Panther, WV; Ida Hensley; age 17; born in Buchanan
Co, VA; single; daughter of Dock and Flora.


Zack Vincel Absher

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1950); Page 167; WV Archives Web Site.
Zack Vincel Apsher (sic, Absher); age 72; born in Tazewell Co, VA; widowed; living at Filbert, WV;
married on 15 Aug 1950 in War, WV; Mariah Lester; age 72; born in WV (sic, KY); widow; living
in War, WV.


Mariah Rakes

1. 1880 Census, Lincoln Co, WV; Harts Creek District; taken on 22 Jun 1880; Page 174B;
Family #140/141.
Listed as Mariah Rakes; age 3; born in VA; in household of father, Richard Rakes.
2. Wayne Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1895); Page 452; WV Archives Web Site.
William Stewart; age 19; born in Lawrence Co, KY; living in Wayb=ne Co, WV; marries on
29 Jul 1895 in Wayne Co, WV; Mariah Rakes; age 18; born and living in Wayne Co, WV.
3. 1900 Census, Lawrence Co, KY; Twin Branch Precinct; taken on 1 Jun 1900; Page 184A;
Image 1 of 22; Family #8/9.
Listed as Mariah Stewart; age 22; born in Mar 1877 in WV; married 5 yrs; 2 children; both living;
in household of husband, William Stewart.
4. "Marriage Records of Wyoming Co, WV...", Vol 6, No 337, Haga, page 42.
Gardner Lester, age 20, son of D.B. and Laney, married on 30 Sep 1901
Mariah Rakes, age 22, daughter of Richard and Betsey.
5. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Baileysvelle District, taken on 23 Apr 1910;
Page 189A, Family #115.
Listed as Mariah Lester, age 32, born in WV, married twice, last time for 10
yrs, 5 children, 4 living, in household of husband, Gardner Lester.
6. 1920 Census; McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Twin Branch; taken on 17 Jan 1920;
Page 257B; Family #508.
Listed as Mariah Lester; age 42; born in WV; in household of husband, Gardner Lester.
7. 1930 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Clearfork District; Bluefield; Hicks Street; taken on 9 Apr 1930; Page
107B; Image 27 of 45; Family #261/268.
Listed as Maria Lester; age 50; born in WV; married at 19; in household of husband, Gardner Lester.
8. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Barkers Ridge District; E.D. 55-4' taken on 9 May 1940;
Page 91B; Image 40 of 54; Household #239.
Listed as Mariah Lester; age 59; born in WV; married; no education; lived in same house on
1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Gardner Lester.
9. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1950); Page 167; WV Archives Web Site.
Zack Vincel Apsher (sic, Absher); age 72; born in Tazewell Co, VA; widowed; living at Filbert, WV;
married on 15 Aug 1950 in War, WV; Mariah Lester; age 72; born in WV ; widow; living
in War, WV.
10. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'60 005468; WV Archives Web Site.
Mirah Absher; age 85; born 17 Mar 1874 in Paw Paw, KY(sic); widow; living at War, WV; daughter of
Richard and Elizabeth Rakes; died 1 Feb 1960 in War, WV; due to pneumonia and bronchial influenza;
buried 4 Feb 1960 in Big Creek Cemetery, Big Creek, WV; in formant, Mrs. Robert Baldwin, War, WV.