McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families

Notes


Elwood James Kennedy

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 2 Jan 1920; Page 253A; Family #1/1.
Listed as Elwood Kenedy; age 5; born in WV; in household of father, Andrew R. Kennedy.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 14 Apr 1930; Page 234B; 193/194.
Listed as Elwood J. Kenedy; age 15; born in WV; in household of father, Andrew R. Kennedy.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1936); Page 281; WV Archives Web Site via LDS Web Site.
Elwood Kennedy; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; railroad section workwer; living at Iaeger, WV;
son of A.R. and Martha Kennedy; married on 18 Apr 1936 at Iaeger, WV; Pearl Bostic; age 21; born in
Tazewell Co, WV; single; daughter of Dave and Sarah Bostic.
4. McDowell Co, WV Death Certificate #7989; WV Archives Web Site.
Elwood James Kennedy; age 26 yrs, 5 mons, 3 days; born on 30 Dec 1914 at Panther, McDowell Co, WV; married;
farmer; living at Panther, WV; son of A.R. and Martha Auvil Kennedy; died on 3 Jun 1941 in Welch Emergency
Hospital, Welch, McDowell Co, WV from a gunshot wound to the chest occurring on 30 May 1941 at his home,
a homicide; buried on 6 Jun 1941 at Panther, WV; informant, George Kennedy, Iaeger, WV.


Pearl Bostic

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1936); Page 281; WV Archives Web Site via LDS Web Site.
Elwood Kennedy; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; railroad section workwer; living at Iaeger, WV;
son of A.R. and Martha Kennedy; married on 18 Apr 1936 at Iaeger, WV; Pearl Bostic; age 21; born in
Tazewell Co, WV; single; daughter of Dave and Sarah Bostic.


James W. Garten

1. United States Public Records, 1970-2009: LDS Web Site.
"Name James Glenna Garton
Also Known As James W Garton
Residence Date 01 Oct 1998
Residence Place Elmer, New Jersey, United States
Birth Date 17 Jul 1944
Address Elmer, New Jersey 08318
Address Date 01 Oct 1998
2nd Address Elmer, New Jersey 08318
2nd Address Date 01 Apr 1995
3rd Address Elmer, New Jersey 08318
3rd Address Date 01 May 1993-13 Nov 2000
Possible Relatives Eileen R Garton, Ella C Garton, Glenna M Garton
Record Number 54881480"


Glenna M. Reed

1. United States Public Records, 1970-2009: LDS Web Site.
"Name Glenna M Garton
Residence Date 01 Oct 2007-15 Nov 2007
Residence Place Bridgeton, New Jersey, United States
Birth Date 01 Sep 1945
Address Bridgeton, New Jersey 08302
Address Date 01 Oct 2007-15 Nov 2007
2nd Address Elmer, New Jersey 08318
2nd Address Date 01 Feb 1996-01 Jan 2009
3rd Address Elmer, New Jersey 08318
3rd Address Date 01 Oct 1980-31 Dec 1996
Possible Relatives Ella C Garton, James Glenna Garton, James W Garton, Morgan R Garton
Record Number 54881478"


Orville Dean Smith

1. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Age 58
Given Name Orville
Middle Name D
Surname Smith
Birth Date 01 Nov 1943
State West Virginia
Last Place of Residence Monroe, Michigan
Previous Residence Postal Code 48162
Event Date 09 Sep 2001"


Geneva Reed

1. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Geneva Smith
Also Known As Genevia Smith
Residence Date 01 Aug 1994-13 Nov 2000
Residence Place Monroe, Michigan, United States
Birth Date 11 Nov 1944
Address Monroe, Michigan 48161
Address Date 01 Aug 1994-13 Nov 2000
2nd Address Monroe, Michigan 48162
2nd Address Date 01 Jul 1984-13 Nov 2000
3rd Address Monroe, Michigan 48162
3rd Address Date 01 Jan 1976-01 Jan 2009
Possible Relatives Elizabeth P Smith, Margaret Lynn Cox, Orville Dean Smith
Record Number 165332966"


Okey T. Mullins

1. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Okey T Mullins
Residence Date 01 Jul 2005-01 Jan 2009
Residence Place Newport, Michigan, United States
Birth Date 22 Aug 1941
Address Newport, Michigan 48166
Address Date 01 Jul 2005-01 Jan 2009
2nd Address Monroe, Michigan 48162
2nd Address Date 01 Jan 1996
3rd Address Newport, Michigan 48166
3rd Address Date 01 Jan 1986-01 Jan 2009
Possible Relatives Bryce D Mullins, Gary Mullins, Kenneth T Mullins, Regina Kaye Mullins, Sharon A Mullins, Sharon Mullins, Theodosia Mullins, Traci L Burkhart, Traci L Mullins
Record Number 165454779"
2. "The Monroe Evening News, Monroe, MI; Wednesday, October 23, 2013; Posted Obit.
"Okey Mullins, 72, of Newport passed away on Monday, October 21, 2013.

"Okey was born on August 22, 1941, in Paynesville, West Virginia. He was the son of Harrison and Rhoda Mullins.

"He was married on July 8, 1961 to Theodosia Reed in Virginia. They moved to Monroe, Michigan in 1966, where he began employment with McLouth Steel in Gibraltar, Michigan for 30 years, retiring in 1996 as a crane operator.

"He is survived by his wife, Theodosia (Theo) Mullins of Newport, a son, Gary Mullins and wife Regina Mullins of Monroe, a daughter, Sharon Mullins and fiancé Sean Farris of Newport, a son, Kenneth Mullins of Newport. Three grandchildren, Bryce Mullins, Holly Mullins and her fiancé Tyler French, and Cole Mullins of Newport. Two sisters, Maggie Mullins and Opal Vance, both of Monroe. One brother Vester Mullins and wife Molly Mullins of Jolo, West Virginia and sister-in-law, Virgie Mullins of Paynesville, West Virginia. He is also survived by caring and loving nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, cousins and an enormous amount of friends.

"He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Lawson Mullins, an infant brother Miles Mullins, brother-in-law Lonnie Vance, and nephew Thurman Mullins.

"After Okey retired, he spent his time working on cars, traveling to bluegrass music festivals in his motor home and attending car shows. He enjoyed his Friday nights at The Kentuckians Club in Romulus and his Saturday nights at Flat Rock Eagles listening to live bluegrass music.

"He could be heard talking on his CB radio every morning. He had a great time going out to eat with his wife, his sisters and his grandson, Bryce.

"Okey was a friend to everyone he met. Words cannot express the way Okey touched people's lives, whether he was fixing your car, or lending a hand to anyone. Okey will be truly missed by all that knew and loved him.

"Friends may call at the Bacarella Funeral Home, 1201 S. Telegraph Rd., Monroe, MI, 48161. Visitation will be at 1pm to 8pm on Thursday.

"Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home at 1pm on Friday, October 25, 2013. Pastor Guy Clifton Ervin of First Christian Baptist Church of Newport will officiate. Interment will follow at Huron Valley Cemetery. ..."


Theodosia Reed

1. United States Public Records, 1970-2009: LDS Web Site.
"Name Theodosia Mullins
Also Known As Name Theo Mullins
Residence Date 01 Jul 2005-01 Jan 2009
Residence Place Newport, Michigan, United States
Birth Date 15 May 1942
Address Newport, Michigan 48166
2nd Address Newport, Michigan 48166
2nd Address Date 01 Dec 1993-13 Nov 2000
3rd Address Newport, Michigan 48166
3rd Address Date 02 Feb 1976-01 Jan 2009
Possible Relatives Bryce D Mullins, Gary Mullins, Kenneth T Mullins, Okey T Mullins, Sharon A Mullins, Sharon Mullins, Traci L Burkhart, Traci L Mullins
Record Number 814010237"


Carl Franklin Rapp

1. McDowell Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Card #3169; 5 Jun 1917; LDS Web Site.
Carl Franklin Rapp; age 23; born 27 Jun 1893 in Madison, IN; single; living at Coalwood,
WV; coal miner for Carter Coal Co, Coalwood, WV; medium height and build; black eyes and black
hair.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 17/19 Jan 1920' Page 17A; Image 32
of 39; Family #314/323.
Listed as Carl Rapp; age 26; born in WV (sic, IN); married; coal miner; head of household.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District, Caretta; taken on 17 Apr 1930; Page 55B; Image
51 of 89; Family #282/285.
Listed as Carl Rapp; age 36; born in IN; married at 22; track layer in coal mine; head of household.
4. 1940 Censsu, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw; E.D. 24-60; takem on 22 Apr 1940;
Page 1207A; Image 51 of 132; Household #400.
Listed as Carl Rapp; age 46; born in IN; married; 4th grade education; lived in same place on 1 Apr
1935; loader in coal mine; head of household.
5. McDowell Co, WV; WW II Draft Registration Card #U-388; 27 Apr 1943; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Carl Rapp; age 48; born 27 Jun 1893 in Madison, IN; living at Bradshaw, WV; employed by Southern
Coal Co, Bradshaw, WV; person who will always know address, Mae Rapp, Bradshaw, WV; 5' 5-1/2"
tall; 150 lbs; black eyes and black hair; dark complexion.
6. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'58 016479; WV Archives Web Site.
Carl Franklin Rapp; age 63; born 27 Jun 1895 in Madison, IN; married; laborer; living at Bradshaw,
WV; son of Sam and Julia (Black) Rapp; died 8 Dec 1958 in Welch #1 Hospital, Welch, WV; due to
cerebral vascular accident; buried 11 Dec 1958 in Iaeger memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, WV;
informant, Mabel Rapp, Bradshaw, WV.
7. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorail Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 5 Dec 2013.
Carl F. Rapp; born in 1895; died in 1958; buried here; grave marker photo shown.


Mae Belle Spence

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 17/19 Jan 1920' Page 17A; Image 32 of
39; Family #314/323.
Listed as May Rapp; age 18; born in WV; married; in household of husband, Carl F. Rapp.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District, Caretta; taken on 17 Apr 1930; Page 55B; Image
51 of 89; Family #282/285.
Listed as May Rapp; age 26; born in WV; married at 15; in household of husband, Carl F. Rapp.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw; E.D. 24-60; takem on 22 Apr 1940;
Page 1207A; Image 51 of 132; Household #400.
Listed as May Rapp; age 36; born in WV; married; 7th grade education; lived in same place on 1 Apr
1935; in household of husband, Carl F. Rapp.
4. Tazewell Co, VA; Death Certificate #83-023603; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Mae Belle Rapp; age 80; born 19 Jun 1903 in WV; widow; of Carl Rapp; housewife; living at Box 264,
Bradshaw, McDowell Co, WV; daughter of John and Molly (Lambert) Spence; died 13 Jul 1963 in the
Clinch Valley Community Hospital, Richlands, VA; due to cardiac arythma with arteriosclerosis heat
disease; pneumonia; cardio vascular accident;; buried in Greehills Memory Gardens, Claypool Hill, WV;
informant, Mrs. Daisy Payne, daughter


Millard Buster Rapp

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District, Caretta; taken on 17 Apr 1930; Page 55B; Image
51 of 89; Family #282/285.
Listed as Millard Rapp; age 8; born in WV; in household of father, Carl F. Rapp.
2. 1940 Censsu, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw; E.D. 24-60; takem on 22 Apr 1940;
Page 1207B; Image 52 of 132; Household #400.
Listed as Millard Rapp; age 18; born in WV; 8th grade education; not attending school; lived in same
place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Carl F. Rapp.
3. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Millard B Rapp
Residence Date 01 Sep 1989
Residence Place Bradshaw, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 29 Nov 1921
Address Bradshaw, West Virginia 24817
Address Date 01 Sep 1989
2nd Address Bradshaw, West Virginia 24817
2nd Address Date 01 May 1989-01 Jan 2009
Record Number 171298741"
4. Social Security Death Index; LDS Web Site.
"Age 84
Given Name Millard
Middle Name B
Surname Rapp
Birth Date 29 Nov 1921
State West virginia
Last Place of Residence Bradshaw, Mcdowell, West virginia
Previous Residence Postal Code 24817
Event Date 11 Dec 2005"
5. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Millard Buster Rapp
[Millard B Rapp]
SSN: 236220101
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 29 Nov 1921
Birth Place: Yukon, West Virginia
Death Date: 11 Dec 2005
Father: Carl Rapp
Mother: Mae Spence
Type of Claim: Original SSN.
Signature on SSN Card: BUSTER ROPP
Notes: 22 Nov 1983: Name listed as MILLARD BUSTER RAPP; 24 Dec 2005: Name listed as MILLARD B RAPP"
6. U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Millard B Rapp
Service Info.: TEC 4 US ARMY WORLD WAR II
Birth Date: 29 Nov 1921
Death Date: 11 Dec 2005
Cemetery: Greenhills Memory Gardens
Cemetery Address: 1200 Gov George C Perry Hwy Pounding Mill, VA 24637"


Calvin Ford

1. 1930 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Magnolia District; Matewan; taken on 4 Apr 1930; Page 225B; Image
2 of 20; Family #15/15.
Listed as Calvin Ford; age 30; born in NC; Negro; married at 26; loader in coal mine; in household of
father-in-law, James Harman.


Flora Harman

1. 1910 Census, Shelby Co, AL; District 5; taken on 5 May 1910; Page 120A; Image 5 of 7; Family #391/391.
Listed as Flora Harmon; age 2; born in AL; black; in household of father, James Harman.
2. Mingo Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1925); Page 179; WV Archives Web Site.
Calvin Ford; age 28; born in Lewis Co, NY (?); colored; miner; living at Boarderland, WV; son of Frankie and Will
Ford; married on 21 Mar 1925 in Mingo Co, WV; Flora Harmon; age 18; born in AL; colored; single; living at
Boarderland, WV; daughter of Nancy Harmon.
3. Mingo Co, WV; Death Certificate #10325; WV Archives Web Site.
Flora Ford; age 24 (sic, 22) yrs, 10 mons, 21 days; born 27 Jun 1904 (sic, 1908) in AL; married; wife of Calvin
Ford; colored; housewife; daughter of James and Nancy (Smith) Harman; died 18 May 1929 in Merrimac; WV;
due to limbic encephalitis; buried 20 May 1929 at Merrimac, WV; informant, Merrimac, WV.


Joseph "Joe" Harman

1. 1910 Census, Shelby Co, AL; District 5; taken on 5 May 1910; Page 120A; Image 5 of 7; Family #391/391.
Listed as Joseph Harmon; age 18; born in AL; single; black; farm laborer; in household of father, James Harman.
2. Wise Co, VA; WW I Draft Registration Card #170; 5 Jun 1917; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Joe Harmon; age 24; born 8 Feb 1893 in Bradford, AL; single miner; living at Imboden, VA; employed
by Stonega Coal & Coke Co at Imboden, VA; Negro; no dependents; tall with stout build; black eyes
and black hair.
3. 1940 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Lee District; Lobata; E.D. 30-8; taken on 17 Apr 1940; Page 232A;
Image 43 of 56; Household #366.
Listed as Joe Harmon; age 48; born in AL; married; Negro; 2nd grade education; lived in same
place on 1 Apr 1935; miner; head of household.
4. Mingo Co, WV; WW II Draft Registration Card #U-1024; 27 Apr 1942; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Joe Harmon; age 49; born 8 Feb 1893 in Sherwood Co, AL; living at Lobato, Mingo Co, WV; Negro;
person who will always know address, Willie Harmon; employed by Crystal Block Coal Co, Labato, WV;
6' 5" tall; 215 lbs; black eyes; gray hair; black complexion.
5. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Joe Harman; born 8 Feb 1892; died 26 Dec 1955; death claim filed 29 Dec 1955; name listed as Joe
Harman.


Willie Mae Holland

1. 1940 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Lee District; Lobata; E.D. 30-8; taken on 17 Apr 1940; Page 232A;
Image 43 of 56; Household #366.
Listed as Willie Mae Harmon; age 49; born in VA; married; Negro; 3rd grade education; lived in same
place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Joe Harman.


Willie Harman

1. Mingo Co, WV; Death Certificate #14469; WV Archives Web Site.
Willie Harman; age 9 mons, 7 days; born at Red Jacket, WV; daughter of Joseph, born in Shelby
Co, AL, and Williie (Holland), born in Bedford Co, VA, Harman; died 7 Sep 1926 at Red Jacket, WV
due to congential malformation; buried 7 Sep 1926 at Red Jacket, WV; informant, Joseph Harman,
Red Jacket, WV.


George Rankins

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; laurel Fork; E.D. 24-40; taken on 27 Apr 1940;
Page 798A; Image 35 of 36; Household #244.
Listed as George Rankins; age 34; born in VA; married; 7th grade education; lived in same place on 1
Apr 1935; loader in coal mine; head of household.


Ida M.

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; laurel Fork; E.D. 24-40; taken on 27 Apr 1940;
Page 798A; Image 35 of 36; Household #244.
Listed as Ida Rankins; age 36; born in VA; married; 6th grade education; lived in same place on 1
Apr 1935; in household of husband, George Rankins.


George Curtis Rankins

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; laurel Fork; E.D. 24-40; taken on 27 Apr 1940;
Page 798A; Image 35 of 36; Household #244.
Listed as Curtis Rankins; age 11; born in WV; 3rd grade education; attending school; lived in same place on 1
Apr 1935; in household of father, George Rankins.
2. WW I, WW II and Korean War Casualty Listings; Ancestry.com Web Site.
George C. Rankins; born in 1929 in McDowell Co, WV; killed in action 19 Sep 1951 in Korea; service
ID #52066777; "Private Rankins was a member of the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division.
He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on September 19, 1951. Private
Rankins was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal,
the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean War Service
Medal..."
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorail Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
A Marine Daughter; 19 Sep 2010.
Pvt George C. Rankins; bron 12 May 1929; died 19 Sep 1951; buried here; no grave marker photo shown'
"From 35th Infantry Regiment Assosication website:

"The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, PV2 George C. Rankins, US52066777, who died in the service of his country on September 19th, 1951 in North Korea. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death George was 22 years of age. He was from Roderfield, West Virginia. George's Military Occupation Specialty was 4745-Light Weapons Infantryman.

"The decorations earned by PV2 George C. Rankins include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Korea Service Medal, and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

"Private Rankins was a member of the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on September 19, 1951. Private Rankins was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean War Service Medal."


Raby Rankins

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; laurel Fork; E.D. 24-40; taken on 27 Apr 1940;
Page 798A; Image 35 of 36; Household #244.
Listed as Raby Rankins; age 4; born in WV; in household of father, George Rankins.


John "Jonnie" Rankins

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; laurel Fork; E.D. 24-40; taken on 27 Apr 1940;
Page 798A; Image 35 of 36; Household #244.
Listed as Johnnie Rankins; age 2; born in WV; in household of father, George Rankins.