McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families

Notes


Major Ray Via

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Elkhorn District; Upland; taken 12/15 Jan 1920; Page 115B; Image
8 and 29; Family #95/96.
Listed as Major R. Via; 5 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Thomas Via.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1939); Page 33; WV Archives Web Site.
Major Via; born 23 Jul 1919 in Upland, WV; Colored; living in McDowell Co, WV; son of Tom and
Mollie; married on 1 jan 1939 in McDowell Co, WV; Effie Ellen Shelton; born 16 Apr 1921 in
McDowell Co, WV; Colored; living in McDowell Co, WV; daughter of Jessie and Katherine.
3. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Major Roy Via
[Major Via]
Gender: Male
Race: Black
Birth Date: 23 Jul 1919
Birth Place: Elkhorn MS D, West Virginia
Death Date: 28 Jul 1999
Father: Thomas Via
Mother: Mollie Hickman
SSN: 233289076
Type of Claim: Duplicate request; evidence of identity only submitted.
Notes: 18 Apr 1979: Name listed as MAJOR ROY VIA;
11 Jan 2000: Name listed as MAJOR VIA"


Effie Ellen Shelton

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1939); Page 33; WV Archives Web Site.
Major Via; born 23 Jul 1919 in Upland, WV; Colored; living in McDowell Co, WV; son of Tom and
Mollie; married on 1 jan 1939 in McDowell Co, WV; Effie Ellen Shelton; born 16 Apr 1921 in
McDowell Co, WV; Colored; living in McDowell Co, WV; daughter of Jessie and Katherine.


Thomas Via

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1916); Page 395; WV Archives Web Site.
Thomas Via; age 24; born in Franklin Co, VA; single; Black; miner; living at Kyle, WV; son of John and
Jennie; married on 5 Feb 1916 at keystone; Mollie Hickman; age 17; born in McDowell Co, WV;
single; Black; daughter of Preston and Annie.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Elkhorn District; Upland; taken 12/15 Jan 1920; Page 115B; Image
8 and 29; Family #95/96.
Listed as Thomas Via; 29; born in VA; married; coal miner; head of household.


Mollie Hickman

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1916); Page 395; WV Archives Web Site.
Thomas Via; age 24; born in Franklin Co, VA; single; Black; miner; living at Kyle, WV; son of John and
Jennie; married on 5 Feb 1916 at keystone; Mollie Hickman; age 17; born in McDowell Co, WV;
single; Black; daughter of Preston and Annie.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Elkhorn District; Upland; taken 12/15 Jan 1920; Page 115B; Image
8 and 29; Family #95/96.
Listed as Mollie Via; 29; born in VA; married; in household of husband, Thomas Via.


Elizabeth Via

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Elkhorn District; Upland; taken 12/15 Jan 1920; Page 115B; Image
8 and 29; Family #95/96.
Listed as Elizabeth Via; 2 yrs 10 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Thomas Via.


Robert Payton Grogan

1. Mercer Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1913); Page 68; Line #15; WV Archives Web Site.
Robert P. Grogan; age 28; born in Henry Co, VA; single; living at Kimball, WV; married on 12 Nov
1913 in Mercer Co, WV; Ellie L. Morrison, age 18; born in Patrick Co, VA; single; living in Bluefield,
WV.
2. Grogan Family Tree.loos; submited by Mary Frances Loos.
"Robert Payton Grogan
1885–1952
Birth 10 MARCH 1885 • Horse Pasture, Henry, Virginia
Death 12 JUNE 1952 • Grand Junction, Mesa, Colorado, USA"


Effie Lovelace Morrison

1. Mercer Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1913); Page 68; Line #15; WV Archives Web Site.
Robert P. Grogan; age 28; born in Henry Co, VA; single; living at Kimball, WV; married on 12 Nov
1913 in Mercer Co, WV; Ellie L. Morrison, age 18; born in Patrick Co, VA; single; living in Bluefield,
WV.
2. Grogan Family Tree.loos; submited by Mary Frances Loos.
"Effie Lovelace Morrison
1895–1964
Birth 04 MARCH 1895 • Woolwine, Patrick, Virginia, USA
Death 08 MAY 1964 • St Petersburg, Pinellas, Florida, USA"


Benjamin Soban

1. 1940 Census, Philadelphia, PA; Trent Street; E.D. 51-252; taken 2 Apr 1940; page 2804A; Image 1
of 22; Household #7.
Listed as Benjamin Soban; age 25; born in PA; married; 8th grade education; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; window cleaner of public buildings; head of household.


Josephine Elizeth Zachwieja

1. 1920 Census, Philadelphia, PA; 405 24th Street; taken _____; Page 54B; Image 7 of 22;
Family #152/203.
Listed as Josephine Zachwieja; age 1 yr 9 mons; born in WV: in household of grandfather, Simon
Zachwieja, with parents.
2. 1940 Census, Philadelphia, PA; Trent Street; E.D. 51-252; taken 2 Apr 1940; page 2804A; Image 1
of 22; Household #7.
Listed as Josephine Soban; age 23; born in PA (sic, WV); married; 8th grade education; lived in
same place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Benjamin Soban.
3. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Josephine Elizeth Soban
[Josephine Zachvieja Soban]
[Josephine Soban]
[Josephine Elizeth Zachivceja]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 15 Mar 1917
Birth Place: Thorpe, West Virginia
Death Date: 18 Nov 2003
Father: Micheal Zachivceja
Mother: Helen Wyrostek
SSN: 166079178
Notes: Nov 1936: Name listed as JOSEPHINE ELIZETH SOBAN;
Jun 1953: Name listed as JOSEPHINE ZACHVIEJA SOBAN;
31 Jan 2004: Name listed as JOSEPHINE SOBAN"
4. United States Social Security Death Index; LDS Web Site.
"Age 86
Given Name Josephine
Surname Soban
Birth Date 15 Mar 1917
State Pennsylvania
Last Place of Residence Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Previous Residence Postal Code 19130
Event Date 18 Nov 2003"


Bernice Soban

1. 1940 Census, Philadelphia, PA; Trent Street; E.D. 51-252; taken 2 Apr 1940; page 2804A; Image 1
of 22; Household #7.
Listed as Bernice Soban; age 1 month; born in PA; in household of father, Benjamin Soban.


Paul Edward Wright

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1936); Page 175; WV Archives Web Site.
Paul Wright; age 22; born in Logan Co, WV; single; miner; living at Hensley, WV; son of
Calvin and Susie; married on 1 Mar 1936 at Welch, WV; Ruby Stapelton; age 21; born in VA; single;
daughter of Mack and Lillie.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #10445; WV Archives Web Site.
Paul Edward Wright; age 40; born in 1912 in Logan Co, WV; widowed; living at Hampton Roads, WV;
son of J.C. and Susie (Thornhill) Wright; died 12 Jul 1952 at Hampton Roads, WV; due to respiratory
paralysis; epilepsy, grand mal; buried 14 Jul 1952 in Iaeger Memorial; informant, Mrs. Susie Wright.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Osborne/Hayner; 2 Aug 2012.
Paul Edward Wright; born in 1912; died 12 Jul 1952; buried here; no grave marker photo shown;
death certificate and marriage record posted.


Ruby Stapleton

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1936); Page 175; WV Archives Web Site.
Paul Wright; age 22; born in Logan Co, WV; single; miner; living at Hensley, WV; son of
Calvin and Susie; married on 1 Mar 1936 at Welch, WV; Ruby Stapelton; age 21; born in VA; single;
daughter of Mack and Lillie.


Stanley Slovak

1. 1920 Census, Philadelphia, PA; 405 24th Street; taken _____; Page 54B; Image 7 of 22;
Family #152/203.
Listed as Stanley Slovak; age 24; born in Galicia; married; alien; immigrated to US in 1913;
laborer in paper mill; in household of father-in-law, Simon Zachwieja, with wife and one child.


Helen Zachwieja

1. 1920 Census, Philadelphia, PA; 405 24th Street; taken _____; Page 54B; Image 7 of 22;
Family #152/203.
Listed as Helen Slovak; age 54; born in Galicia; married; alien; immigrated to US in 1910;
in household of father, Simon Zachwieja, with huband and one child.


Joseph Slovak

1. 1920 Census, Philadelphia, PA; 405 24th Street; taken _____; Page 54B; Image 7 of 22;
Family #152/203.
Listed as Joseph Slovak; age 11 mons; born in PA; in household of grandfather, Simon Zachwieja,
with parents.


Millard Ray Wesheimer Jr

1. Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Millard R Welsheimer
Gender: Male
Age: 18
Birth Date: abt 1934 (sic, 6 Jun 1918)
Marriage Date: 18 Aug 1952
Marriage Place: Lucas, Ohio, USA
Father: Millard R Welsheimer
Mother: Angeline Mc Farland
Spouse: Elsie Workman
Film Number: 002251901"
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Millard Ray Welsheimer Jr
[Millard R Welsheimer Jr]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 6 Jun 1918
Birth Place: Sylvania, Ohio
Death Date: 7 Mar 1996
Father: Millard R Welsheimer
Mother: Angeline McFarland
SSN: 274164265
Notes: Mar 1938: Name listed as MILLARD RAY WELSHEIMER JR;
15 Mar 1996: Name listed as MILLARD R WELSHEIMER"


Elisse Mae Workman

1. Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Elsie Workman
Gender: Female
Age: 18
Birth Date: abt 1934
Marriage Date: 18 Aug 1952
Marriage Place: Lucas, Ohio, USA
Father: Lawrence Workman
Mother: Bessie Simpson
Spouse: Millard R Welsheimer
Film Number: 002251901"
2. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Elisse M Schweifler
Also Known As Elsie M Schweifler
Event Date 01 May 1988-25 Mar 2008
Event Place Grand Haven, Michigan, United States
Birth Date 27 Aug 1933
Address Grand Haven, Michigan 49417
Address Date 01 May 1988-25 Mar 2008
Possible Relatives Patti C Schweifler, Paul Allen Schweifler, Wendy Schweifler-Seger
Affiliate Identifier 181185212"
3. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Elsie Mae Workman
[Elsie Mae Welsheimer]
[Elsie Schweifler]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 27 Aug 1933
Birth Place: Kimball Mcdo, West Virginia
[Kimball, West Virginia]
Death Date: 27 Aug 2000
Father: Lawrence W Workman
Mother: Bessie E Simpson
SSN: 291300538
Notes: Aug 1951: Name listed as ELSIE MAE WORKMAN;
Jul 1952: Name listed as ELSIE MAE WELSHEIMER;
27 Jan 1986: Name listed as ELSIE MAY SCHWEIFLER;
01 Sep 2000: Name listed as ELSIE M SCHWEIFLER"
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by CPOLLICE1947; 3 Feb 2012.
" Elisse M Workman Schweifler
Birth 27 Aug 1933
Death 27 Aug 2000 (aged 67)
Burial
Robinson Township Cemetery
Grand Haven, Ottawa County, Michigan"


Michael Zachwieja

1. 1920 Census, Philadelphia, PA; 405 24th Street; taken _____; Page 54B; Image 7 of 22;
Family #152/203.
Listed as Michael Zachwieja; age 21; born in Galicia; married; alien; immigrated to US in 1912;
laborer in paper mill; in household of father, Simon Zachwieja; with wife and two children..


Helen Wyrostek

1. 1920 Census, Philadelphia, PA; 405 24th Street; taken _____; Page 54B; Image 7 of 22;
Family #152/203.
Listed as Helen Zachwieja; age 20; born in Galicia; married; alien; immigrated to US in 1910;
in household of father-in-law, Simon Zachwieja, with husband and two children.


John Zachwieja

1. 1920 Census, Philadelphia, PA; 405 24th Street; taken _____; Page 54B; Image 7 of 22;
Family #152/203.
Listed as John Zachwieja; age 4 mons; born in PA: in household of grandfather, Simon
Zachwieja, with parents.


John Morrow

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken 24 Apr 1930; Page 148A; Image 55 of
68; Family #490/625.
Listed as John Morrow; age 46; born in NC; married at 33; Negro; coal loader in coal mine; head of
household.


Mary

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken 24 Apr 1930; Page 148A; Image 55 of
68; Family #490/625.
Listed as Mary Morrow; age 34; born in VA; married at 21; Negro; in household of husband, John
Morrow.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1937); Page 102; WV Archives Web Site.
Lindsey Davis; born 10 May 1901 in Hurt, VA; Colored; living at Landgraff, WV; son of Henry and
Nannie Davis; married on 23 Jul 1937 at Eureka, WV; Mary Morrow; born 4 Ju; 1899 in Evington, VA;
living at Bottom Creek, WV; daughter of John Ed and Malinda Morrow,
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Landgraff; E.D. 24-45; taken 4 Apr 1940;
Page 858B; Image 6 of 34; Household #44.
Listed as Mary Davis; age 39; born in VA; married; 4 yrs HS education; Negro; lived in McDowell Co,
WV;on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Lindsey Davis.


Roosevelt Morrow

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken 24 Apr 1930; Page 148A; Image 55 of
68; Family #490/625.
Listed as Roosevelt Morrow; age 3 yrs 1 mon born in WV; Negro; in household of father, John
Morrow.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Landgraff; E.D. 24-45; taken 4 Apr 1940;
Page 858B; Image 6 of 34; Household #44.
Listed as Roosevelt Davis (sic, Morrow); age 13; born in WV; single; 6th grade education; attending
school; Negro; lived in McDowell Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935;; in household of step-father, Lindsey Davis.
3. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Roosevelt Morrow
Gender: Male
Race: Black
Birth Date: 10 Feb 1927
Birth Place: Keystone Mcd, West Virginia
Death Date: 3 Oct 1992
Father: John Morrow
Mother: Mary Moss
SSN: 234407397
Notes: Mar 1944: Name listed as ROOSEVELT MORROW"
3. U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Roosevelt Morrow
Birth Date: 10 Feb 1927
Death Date: 3 Oct 1992
SSN: 234407397
Branch 1: ARMY
Enlistment Date 1: 8 May 1946
Release Date 1: 13 Oct 1947"
4. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Roosevelt Morrow
SSN: 234-40-7397
Last Residence:
24853 Kimball, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
BORN: 10 Feb 1927
Died: 3 Oct 1992
State (Year) SSN issued: West Virginia (Before 1951)"


Dortha Morrow

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Landgraff; E.D. 24-45; taken 4 Apr 1940;
Page 858B; Image 6 of 34; Household #44.
Listed as Dortha Davis (sic, Morrow); age 9; born in WV; single; 4th grade education; attending
school; Negro; lived in McDowell Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935;; in household of step-father, Lindsey Davis.