McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families

Notes


James Rambo

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; "Joseph and Golda Porter"; Article; Page 223; submitted by Billy Porter, PO Box
1901, Coeburn, VA 24230.


Fannie Johnson

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; "Joseph and Golda Porter"; Article; Page 223; submitted by Billy Porter, PO Box
1901, Coeburn, VA 24230.


Claudia Pansy Rose

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District, Davy; taken on 5 Jan 1920; Page 233A;
Family #109/112.
Listed as Claudie Rose; age 8; born in WV; in household of father, Phillip R. Rose.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1925); Page 163; WV Archives Web Site.
Loyd England; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Hensley, WV; son of Joseph and Martha;
married on 27 Jun 1925 at Roderfield, WV; Claudie Rose; age 18; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter
of Phillip and Mirley.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #16727; WV Archives Web Site.
Claudia brown; age __; born 29 Jun 1911 in Toney Fork, WV; married; wife of James Brown; housewife;
living at Iaeger?, WV (entered as place of death in error); daughter of P.R. and Mirley (Cook) Rose; died
17 Jun 1933 in Welch #1 (Hospital, Welch, WV); due to obstruction of bowel following fecal fisterlock (sp?;
colostomy operation performed 22 Apr 1933; buried 18 Jun 1933 at Sandy Huff, WV; informant, P.R. Rose,
Iaeger, WV.


Royster Lloyd Simpkins

1. Montgomery Co, VA; Marriage License #78 013520; Ancestry.com. Web Site.
Royster Lloyd Simpkins; age 44; born 18 May 1933 in VA; divorced; this is his second marriage;
first married ended 7 Dec 1977; 7th grade education; living at Lot 829, Conners Trailer Park,
Christensburg, VA; son of Colon Chester and Nannie Dove (Hollingsworth) Simpkins; married on
15 Apr 1978 at Newport; Helen Jeannette Brown; age 46; born 15 Aug 1931 in WV; divorced; this
is her second marriage; first marriage ended 17 Jun 1975; 10th grade education; living at Lot 82
Conners Trailer Park, Christensburg, VA; daughter of James Garland and Claudia Pansy (Rose)
Brown.


Jeannette Helen Brown

1. Montgomery Co, VA; Marriage License #78 013520; Ancestry.com. Web Site.
Royster Lloyd Simpkins; age 44; born 18 May 1933 in VA; divorced; this is his second marriage;
first married ended 7 Dec 1977; 7th grade education; living at Lot 829, Conners Trailer Park,
Christensburg, VA; son of Colon Chester and Nannie Dove (Hollingsworth) Simpkins; married on
15 Apr 1978 at Newport; Helen Jeannette Brown; age 46; born 15 Aug 1931 in WV; divorced; this
is her second marriage; first marriage ended 17 Jun 1975; 10th grade education; living at Lot 82
Conners Trailer Park, Christensburg, VA; daughter of James Garland and Claudia Pansy (Rose)
Brown.
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Hellen Jeannette Browne
[Hellen Jenette Brown]
[Jeanette Osborn]
[Hellen Allen]
[Jeannette Allen]
[Jeanette Allen]
SSN: 233489501
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 15 Aug 1931
Birth Place: Gilbert Ming, West Virginia
[Glenalun Min??, West Virginia]
Death Date: 18 Jul 1994
Father: James G Brown
Mother: Claudia P Rose
Type of Claim: Original SSN.
Signature on SSN Card: JEANNETTE BROWNE
Relationship of Signature: Signature name differs from NH’s name.
Notes: May 1949: Name listed as HELLEN JEANNETTE BROWNE; Aug 1955: Name listed as HELLEN JENETTE BROWN; Jan 1961: Name listed as JEANETTE BROWNE OSBORN; Oct 1965: Name listed as HELLEN JEANNETTE ALLEN; 22 Oct 1986: Name listed as JEANNETTE ALLEN; 23 Jul 1994: Name listed as JEANETTE ALLEN"
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Oak Grove Cemetery, Ravencliff, Wyoming Co, WV; submitted by
Jean Lusk; 1 Jun 2010.
Jeannette Helen Brown Allen; born 15 Aug 1931; died 18 Jul 1994; buried here; headstone photo
shown; daughter of James and Claudia (Rose) Brown; granddaughter of Phillip R. and Merlie (Cook)
Rose.


Floyd Jonathan Allen

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; taken on 13 Apr 1930; Page 281B;
Family #209/209.
Listed as Floyd Allan; age 2; born in WV; in household of father, Robert L. Allen.
2. Fairfax Co, VA Divorce Record #67 007668; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Floyd Allen age 38; born 17 Feb 1928 in Ravencliff, WV; carpenter; married on 2 Apr 1952 in Butte MT;
this was his first marriage; living at 8629 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA; was granted a divorce on
6 Oct 1967 from Ladene Dyson; age 37; born 21 Feb 1929 in Park City, UT; waitress; this was her second
marriage; with two yrs voluntary seperation begun on 1 Jan 1964; three children under 18 yrs of age.
3. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Floyd Allen
SSN: 234405277
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 17 Feb 1928
Birth Place: Ravencliff W, West Virginia
Death Date: 6 Jan 1996
Father: Robert L Allen
Mother: Ila M Shields
Type of Claim: Original SSN.
Notes: Nov 1943: Name listed as FLOYD ALLEN"
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Oak Grove Cemetery, Ravencliff, Wyoming Co, WV; submitted by
Jean Lusk; 1 Jun 2010.
Floyd Jonathan Allen; born 17 Feb 1929 in Ravencliff, WV; died 6 Jan 1996; buried here; headstone and
grave marker photos shown; "CPL US ARMY * WORLD WAR II"; "IN LOVING MEMORY".


Jeannette Helen Brown

1. Montgomery Co, VA; Marriage License #78 013520; Ancestry.com. Web Site.
Royster Lloyd Simpkins; age 44; born 18 May 1933 in VA; divorced; this is his second marriage;
first married ended 7 Dec 1977; 7th grade education; living at Lot 829, Conners Trailer Park,
Christensburg, VA; son of Colon Chester and Nannie Dove (Hollingsworth) Simpkins; married on
15 Apr 1978 at Newport; Helen Jeannette Brown; age 46; born 15 Aug 1931 in WV; divorced; this
is her second marriage; first marriage ended 17 Jun 1975; 10th grade education; living at Lot 82
Conners Trailer Park, Christensburg, VA; daughter of James Garland and Claudia Pansy (Rose)
Brown.
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Hellen Jeannette Browne
[Hellen Jenette Brown]
[Jeanette Osborn]
[Hellen Allen]
[Jeannette Allen]
[Jeanette Allen]
SSN: 233489501
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 15 Aug 1931
Birth Place: Gilbert Ming, West Virginia
[Glenalun Min??, West Virginia]
Death Date: 18 Jul 1994
Father: James G Brown
Mother: Claudia P Rose
Type of Claim: Original SSN.
Signature on SSN Card: JEANNETTE BROWNE
Relationship of Signature: Signature name differs from NH’s name.
Notes: May 1949: Name listed as HELLEN JEANNETTE BROWNE; Aug 1955: Name listed as HELLEN JENETTE BROWN; Jan 1961: Name listed as JEANETTE BROWNE OSBORN; Oct 1965: Name listed as HELLEN JEANNETTE ALLEN; 22 Oct 1986: Name listed as JEANNETTE ALLEN; 23 Jul 1994: Name listed as JEANETTE ALLEN"
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Oak Grove Cemetery, Ravencliff, Wyoming Co, WV; submitted by
Jean Lusk; 1 Jun 2010.
Jeannette Helen Brown Allen; born 15 Aug 1931; died 18 Jul 1994; buried here; headstone photo
shown; daughter of James and Claudia (Rose) Brown; granddaughter of Phillip R. and Merlie (Cook)
Rose.


Floyd Jonathan Allen

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; taken on 13 Apr 1930; Page 281B;
Family #209/209.
Listed as Floyd Allan; age 2; born in WV; in household of father, Robert L. Allen.
2. Fairfax Co, VA Divorce Record #67 007668; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Floyd Allen age 38; born 17 Feb 1928 in Ravencliff, WV; carpenter; married on 2 Apr 1952 in Butte MT;
this was his first marriage; living at 8629 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA; was granted a divorce on
6 Oct 1967 from Ladene Dyson; age 37; born 21 Feb 1929 in Park City, UT; waitress; this was her second
marriage; with two yrs voluntary seperation begun on 1 Jan 1964; three children under 18 yrs of age.
3. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Floyd Allen
SSN: 234405277
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 17 Feb 1928
Birth Place: Ravencliff W, West Virginia
Death Date: 6 Jan 1996
Father: Robert L Allen
Mother: Ila M Shields
Type of Claim: Original SSN.
Notes: Nov 1943: Name listed as FLOYD ALLEN"
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Oak Grove Cemetery, Ravencliff, Wyoming Co, WV; submitted by
Jean Lusk; 1 Jun 2010.
Floyd Jonathan Allen; born 17 Feb 1929 in Ravencliff, WV; died 6 Jan 1996; buried here; headstone and
grave marker photos shown; "CPL US ARMY * WORLD WAR II"; "IN LOVING MEMORY".


Margaret Ladene Dyson

1. Fairfax Co, VA Divorce Record #67 007668; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Floyd Allen age 38; born 17 Feb 1928 in Ravencliff, WV; carpenter; married on 2 Apr 1952 in Butte MT;
this was his first marriage; living at 8629 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA; was granted a divorce on
6 Oct 1967 from Ladene Dyson; age 37; born 21 Feb 1929 in Park City, UT; waitress; this was her second
marriage; with two yrs voluntary seperation begun on 1 Jan 1964; three children under 18 yrs of age.


Freda Gay Vernatter

1. United States Public Records, 1970-2009: LDS Web Site.
"Name Glenna F Vernatter
Residence Date 15 Nov 2007-01 Jan 2009
Residence Place Mohawk, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 26 Mar 1946
Address Mohawk, West Virginia 24862
Address Date 15 Nov 2007-01 Jan 2009
2nd Address Mohawk, West Virginia 24862
2nd Address Date 01 Nov 1996
3rd Address Mohawk, West Virginia 24862
3rd Address Date 01 Mar 1988-31 Dec 1996
Possible Relatives Faye Vernatter, Howard L Vernatter, Juanita Vernatter
Record Number 171337779"
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Freda Gay Vernatter
[F Vernat]
SSN: 234763215
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 10 Jul 1946
Birth Place: Mohawk McDow, West Virginia
Death Date: Dec 1993
Type of Claim: Original SSN.
Notes: Jun 1964: Name listed as FREDA GAY VERNATTER; 03 Feb 1994: Name listed as F VERNAT"


Hope Vernatter

1. Stafford Funeral Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"Hope Vernatter Dotson, 41, of Iaeger, WV went to join her mother and loved ones in Heaven on Wednesday,
April 5, 2017 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, VA after an unexpected illness. She was born
February 14, 1976 in Welch, WV a daughter of the late Freda Vernatter. Hope was a lifelong resident of
McDowell County. She was married to Ricky Dean Dotson for almost 25 years and always referred to him as
the love of her life. She was one of a kind with a heart as big as the moon. She spoke her mind with love and
was always honest and loyal. Hope was as real as it got in a world so hard. She will also be remembered for
her strong WV McDowell county accent that she was proud of. In addition to her mother she is preceded in
death by a very special aunt Juanita Vernatter; Uncle Howard and wife Faye Vernatter; grandparents
Aurthur and Ruby Vernatter; father-in-law Sammy K. Dotson; and special friend Selena Justice. In addition
to her husband survivors include their three children Michael Lee Vernatter and fiancé Tracy Roberts of
Premier; Austin Dean Dotson and fiancé Julie Wade that she also helped raise of Iaeger and the light of her
life a daughter Makiesha Ruby Lagaye Dotson of the home; a special sister whom she helped raise and called
her own Dawn Grace Vernatter and fiancé Randell Robinette of Iaeger; sisters Connie (Harold) Robinette
and Elaine (Jerry) Daugherty all of Iaeger and Michelle Mills of Panther; she was blessed with two
grandsons Connor Vernatter of Premier and Colton Robinette of Iaeger; her special grandbaby girl Gabriella
Rebekah Dotson of Iaeger; nieces Savannah Robinette, Charity and Natasha Blankenship and Kirstin Dotson
all of Iaeger, Wendy Mullins Jade and Madison Mills both of Panther; special family Robert, Linda Sue and
Amber Adams; special cousin Bradley Vernatter of Bull Creek; nephews Casey Vernatter of Bull Creek and
Logan Roberts of Iaeger; mother-in-law Martha Dotson; grandparents-in-law Danny and Barbara "Grappy
and Granny" Sherwindt of ME; her beloved little dog Trixie that was her baby; sisters-in-law Delphia
(Eddie) Roberts and Julie Dotson all of Iaeger; brother-in-law Sammy (Annette) Dotson of Iaeger; and a
host of other loving family and friends.Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, April 10, 2017 at
the Panther Missionary Baptist Church, Panther, WV with Rev. John Hunt and Pastor Lawyer Bailey, Jr.
officiating. She will be laid to rest in Vernatter Cemetery, Bull Creek, WV...."