McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families

Notes


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.


Adams

1."The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; 1995; Edited by Dr, Thomas C.
Hatcher; Geneva Steele; Sandra Long and Christine Carr McGuire; "Ay Smithers, Miner"; Article;
Page 241; submitted by Vivian S. Porter, PH.D.; 12701 Allendale Lane, Tampa, FL 33618-3003,


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"
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; "Ay Smithers, Miner"; Article;
Page 241; submitted by Vivian S. Porter, PH.D.; 12701 Allendale Lane, Tampa, FL 33618-3003,


Harry Eugene Whitfield

1. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Harry Eugene Whitfield
Race: White
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Place: Portsmouth, Virginia, USA
Birth Date: 24 Jan 1929
Residence: Portsmouth, Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 1947
Occupation: Seaboard Air Line Railroad
Weight: 124
Complexion: Ruddy
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5 7
Next of Kin: Cora L Whitfield
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Harry Eugene Whitfield Self (Head)"
2. North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Harry Eugene Whitfield
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 18
Birth Year: abt 1929
Marriage Date: 13 Sep 1947
Marriage Place: Pasquotank, North Carolina, USA
Father: John Henry Whitfield
Mother: Cora Lettie Newton Whitfield
Spouse: Gloria Bille Grines
Spouse Gender: Female
Spouse Race: White
Spouse Age: 17
Spouse Father: Robert Earl Grines
Spouse Mother: Fannie Lee Bowden Grines
Event Type: Marriage "
3. 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.


Gloria Billie Grines

1. North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Harry Eugene Whitfield
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 18
Birth Year: abt 1929
Marriage Date: 13 Sep 1947
Marriage Place: Pasquotank, North Carolina, USA
Father: John Henry Whitfield
Mother: Cora Lettie Newton Whitfield
Spouse: Gloria Bille Grines
Spouse Gender: Female
Spouse Race: White
Spouse Age: 17
Spouse Father: Robert Earl Grines
Spouse Mother: Fannie Lee Bowden Grines
Event Type: Marriage "


Lewis Roberts

1. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Huff Creek District, Page 286B, Family #49.
Listed as Lewis Roberts, age 4, born in May 1896, in WV, in household of
father, Elijah Roberts.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1930); Page 117; WV Archives Web Site.
Lewis Roberts; age 22; born in Wyoming Co, WV; single; miner; living at Panther, WV; son of Elijah
and Laura; married on 9 Sep 1918 at Panther, WV' Bertha Harless; age 18; born in Wyoming Co, WV;
single; daughter of E.E. and Calis.


Bertha E. Harless

1. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Huffs Creek District, taken on 25 Apr 1910, Page 253A, Family #55.
Listed as Bertha Harless, age 9, born in WV, in household of father, Erastus Harless.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1930); Page 117; WV Archives Web Site.
Lewis Roberts; age 22; born in Wyoming Co, WV; single; miner; living at Panther, WV; son of Elijah
and Laura; married on 9 Sep 1918 at Panther, WV' Bertha Harless; age 18; born in Wyoming Co, WV;
single; daughter of E.E. and Calis.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1918); Page 283; WV Archives Web Site.
Andy Stacey; age 24; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Panther, WV; son of
Andrew and Ellen; married on 8 Feb 1930 at Welch, WV; Bertha Roberts; age 27; born in
McDowell Co, WV; widow; daughter of Ras and Calas.
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 11 Apr 2014.
Bertha E. Harless Stacy; born 1 Apr 1902; died 22 Jan 1979; buried here; double headstone photo shown
with husband, Andy L. Stacy.


Andy L. Stacy

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1930); Page 283; WV Archives Web Site.
Andy Stacey; age 24; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Panther, WV; son of
Andrew and Ellen; married on 8 Feb 1930 at Welch, WV; Bertha Roberts; age 27; born in
McDowell Co, WV; widow; daughter of Ras and Calas.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 11 Apr 2014.
Andy L. Stacy; born 11 Aug 1909; died 23 Aug 1970; buried here; double headstone photo shown with
wife, Bertha E. Harless Stacy.


Bertha E. Harless

1. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Huffs Creek District, taken on 25 Apr 1910, Page 253A, Family #55.
Listed as Bertha Harless, age 9, born in WV, in household of father, Erastus Harless.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1930); Page 117; WV Archives Web Site.
Lewis Roberts; age 22; born in Wyoming Co, WV; single; miner; living at Panther, WV; son of Elijah
and Laura; married on 9 Sep 1918 at Panther, WV' Bertha Harless; age 18; born in Wyoming Co, WV;
single; daughter of E.E. and Calis.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1918); Page 283; WV Archives Web Site.
Andy Stacey; age 24; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Panther, WV; son of
Andrew and Ellen; married on 8 Feb 1930 at Welch, WV; Bertha Roberts; age 27; born in
McDowell Co, WV; widow; daughter of Ras and Calas.
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 11 Apr 2014.
Bertha E. Harless Stacy; born 1 Apr 1902; died 22 Jan 1979; buried here; double headstone photo shown
with husband, Andy L. Stacy.


Henry Schaeffer Paul

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Elbert; taken on 4 Apr 1930; Page 46A; Image 3 of 48;
Family #26/22.
Listed as Henry Paul; age 10; born in WV; in household of father, Mike Paul.
2. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
:"Name: Henry Schaffer Paul
Race: White
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Place: Elbert, West Virginia, USA
Birth Date: 3 Jan 1920
Residence: Filbert, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 1 Jul 1941
Occupation: U S Coal-Coke Co
Weight: 195
Complexion: Dark
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5 11
Next of Kin: Mike Paul
Relationship to Draftee: Mother
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Henry Schaffer Paul Self (Head)
Mike Paul Mother"
3. United States Public Records, 1970-2009: LDS Web Site.
"Name Henry S Paul
Residence Date 05 Dec 2008
Residence Place Filbert, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 03 Jan 1920
Address Filbert, West Virginia 24830
Address Date 05 Dec 2008
2nd Address Filbert, West Virginia 24830
2nd Address Date 01 Oct 1998
3rd Address Filbert, West Virginia 24830
3rd Address Date 01 Jul 1990
Possible Relatives Mary Rubye Paul, Rubye C Paul
Record Number 171308979"
4. Fanning Funeral Home; Iager WV; Posted Obit.
"Henry S. Paul, 97, passed away, Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Bluefield Regional Medical Center, Bluefield WV. Born, January 3, 1920, in Elbert, WV, he was the son of the late Mike and Elizabeth Schaeffer Paul.He was a resident of Filbert, WV. Since 1940 where he was a member of the United Methodist Church. He was a graduate of Big Creek High School; and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He retired from U.S. Steel with 42 years of service, where he served as a Gen. Mine Forman. He was Mayor of Gary from 1991 to 2001, he was a member of the Gary Lions Club where he served as a district governor from 1989-1990. He was a past Secretary-Treasurer of the McDowell County Redevelopment Authority, a past board member of the Solid Waste Authority and former member of the Advisory Board of Practical Nursing at the McDowell County Vo-Tech Center. Henry was a member of 40 & 8, a member of the American Legion Post 38 and the V.F.W. and the Treasurer of the Filbert United Methodist Church.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rubye Cyphers Paul, one infant brother, one sister, Elizabeth Sajdak, two brothers, Nick and Mike Paul, one grandson, Terry PaulSurvivors include, two sons, Henry Joe Paul and wife Hazel of Fairmont, WV, Timothy Paul of Pittsburgh, PA, five grandchildren, Chris, Brian and Jamie Paul of Fairmont, WV, Alainah and Nicole Paul of Pittsburgh, PA, one great grandson, Landon Paul of Fairmont, WV three great granddaughters, , Paviah and Bari Mardirossian of Las Vegas, NV, and Flavia Paul of Fairmont, WV.Funeral Services will be conducted, Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 11 A.M. from the Fanning Funeral Home Chapel in Welch, WV, with Pastor Martin West officiating, burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton, WV...."


Rubye Mary Cyphers

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Dry Fork Rd; taken on 16 Apr 1930;
Page 263A; Family #391/395.
Listed as Ruby Cyphers; age 7; born in WV; in household of father, Joseph H. Cyphers.
2. "The Heritage of McDowell Co, WV 1858-1995", Vol I, "Ermine R. and Clelia Cyphers" article, page 130,
submitted by Norma Bourne, 84 Howell Drive, Dublin, VA 24084.
3. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Rubye Mary Paul
[Rubye C Paul]
[Rubye Mary Cyphers]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 25 May 1922
Birth Place: Garland Mcdo, West Virginia
Death Date: 9 Jun 2000
Father: Joseph H Cyphers
Mother: Mary Atwell
SSN: 234864047
Notes: Dec 1968: Name listed as RUBYE MARY PAUL; 14 Jun 2000: Name listed as RUBYE C PAUL"


Albert Ray Spence

1. Mercer Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1923); Page 23; Line #1; WV Archives Web Site.
Albert Ray Spence; age 24; born in VA; single; living at Princeton, WV; married on 28 Jul 1923
at Princeton, WV; Florence Mitchem; age 22; born in WV; single; living in Bluefield, WV.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Kimball; taken on 11 Apr 1930; Page 32B;
Image 24 of 30; Family #236/267.
Listed as Ray Spence; age 29; born in VA; married at 23; auto mechanic in garage; head of household.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1933); Page 79; WV Archives Web Site.
Albert Ray Spence; age 32; both in Smyth Co, VA; living at Mullins, WV; son of Jim and Nannie Spence;
married on 30 Sep 1933 at Kimball, WV; Helen Carl Brown; age 23; born in Wythe Co, VA; living at Mullins,
WV; daughter of Myrtle Brown Wolford.
4. Tazewell Co, VA; Divorce Certificate #33-002048; Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014; Ancestry.com
Web Site.
Albert Ray Spence; age 32; auto mechanic; living at Yards, VA; was granted a divorce from Florence
Mitchem Spence, nee Florence Mitchem; age 31; last known address, Williamson, WV; married 1 Aug
1925 (sic, 28 Jul 1923) at Princeton, WV; for cause of Adultery and infidelity; granted 4 Dec 1933.
5. McDowell Co, WV; marriage Records; Vol #__(1945); Page 401; WV Archives Web Site.
Albert Ray Spence; age 45; born in Chatham Hill, VA; divorced; living at Welch, WV; married on 8 Dec 1945
at Gary, WV; Mary Hazel Sartin; age 32; born in Kermit, WV; single; living at Welch, WV.
6. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'67 005362; WV Archives Web Site via LDS Web Site.
Albert Ray Spence; age 67; born 28 Oct 1899 in Chatham Hill, VA; married; auto mechanic for shool
board; living at 453 Stewart St, Welch, WV; son of James Newton and Nannie Katherine (Wilson) Spence;
died 1 Apr 1967 in Grace Hospital, Welch, WV; due to terminal bronco-pneuomnia; with CVA; histal hernia
of stomach; buried 4 Apr 1967; in Iaeger Memorial, Roderfield, WV.
7. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 8 Dec 2013.
Ray Spence; born 28 Oct 1899; died 1 Apr 1967; buried here; headstone photo shown; "GONE BUT NOT
FORGOTTEN".


Florence Mitchem

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1917); Page 347; WV Archives Web Site.
James Brown; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Hemphill, WV; son of
Jim and Annie; married on 5 Feb 1917 at Hemphill, WV; Florence Mitchem; age 18; born in
McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Cosbie Mitchem.
2. Mercer Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1923); Page 23; Line #1; WV Archives Web Site.
Albert Ray Spence; age 24; born in VA; single; living at Princeton, WV; married on 28 Jul 1923
at Princeton, WV; Florence Mitchem; age 22; born in WV; single; living in Bluefield, WV.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Kimball; taken on 11 Apr 1930; Page 32B;
Image 24 of 30; Family #236/267.
Listed as Florence Spence; age 28; born in WV; married at 22; in household of husband, Albert Ray
Spence.
4. Tazewell Co, VA; Divorce Certificate #33-002048; Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014; Ancestry.com
Web Site.
Albert Ray Spence; age 32; auto mechanic; living at Yards, VA; was granted a divorce from Florence
Mitchem Spence, nee Florence Mitchem; age 31; last known address, Williamson, WV; married 1 Aug
1925 (sic, 28 Jul 1923) at Princeton, WV; for cause of Adultery and infidelity; granted 4 Dec 1933.
5. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1934); Page 370; WV Archives Web Site.
Robert Alberty; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; laborer; living at Davy, WV; son of
Charles and Alice; married on 5 Sep 1934 at Capels, WV; Florence Mitchem; age 30; born in
McDowell Co, WV; divorced; living at Davy, WV; daughter of Zariah and Causby.
6.1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Davy; E.D. 24-35; Page 700A; Image
16 of 57; Household #151.
Listed as Florence Alberty; age 37; born in WV; married; 3rd grade education; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Robert S. Alberty.


Albert Spence

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Kimball; taken on 11 Apr 1930; Page 32B;
Image 24 of 30; Family #236/267.
Listed as Albert Spence; age 5; born in WV; in household of father, Albert Ray Spence.


Bobby W. Muncy

1. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Bobby Muney
Also Known As Bobby W Muncy
Residence Date 18 Jul 2001
Residence Place Iaeger, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 10 Sep 1934
Address Iaeger, West Virginia 24844
Address Date 18 Jul 2001
2nd Address Bluefield, West Virginia 24701
2nd Address Date 01 Mar 1999-01 Jun 2000
3rd Address Iaeger, West Virginia 24844
3rd Address Date 01 Sep 1984-01 Jan 1998
Possible Relatives Carla Gail Gibson, Jennifer Rae Muncy, Toby B Muncy, Wanda R Muncy
Record Number 171249532"


Wanda R. Payne

1. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Wanda R Muncy
Residence Date 06 Sep 1984-25 Mar 2008
Residence Place Princeton, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 27 Sep 1940
Address Princeton, West Virginia 24740
Address Date 06 Sep 1984-25 Mar 2008
2nd Address Iaeger, West Virginia 24844
2nd Address Date 01 Sep 1984
Possible Relatives Bobby W Muncy, Carla Gail Gibson, Jennifer Rae Muncy, Toby B Muncy
Record Number 171249409"