McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families

Notes


Alexander E. "Alec" Senic

1. 1910 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; taken on 14 Apr 1910; Page 242B; Image 10
of 58; Family 90/90.
Listed as Alex Czenc; age 4; born in Canada (sic?); in household of father, Joseph Czene/Senic.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1931); Page 294; WV Archives Web Site.
Alex Senic; age 24; born in McDowell Co, WV (sic, in NJ); single; miner; living at War, WV; son of Joe and
Martha; married on 16 Feb 1931 at War, WV; Lucy Mae Wilcox; age 23; born in Damascus, VA; single;
daughter of Robert and Annie.
3. Tazewell Co, VA; Divorce Record #4437; Ancestry.com Web Site.
A.E. Senic; plaitiff; age 31; born in NJ; miner; living at Jewell Ridge, VA; married 19 Mar 1931 in Welch,
McDowell Co, WV to Mae Senic; defendent; age 29; born in McDowell Co, WV; housekeeper; seperated
since Oct 1931; no minor children; grounds-dersertion; divorced granted to husband on 5 Jan 1939.
4. TN County Marriages, 1790-1950; LDS Web Site.
Alex Senic, age 33; living in Richlands, VA; married on 16 Sep 1939 in Sullivan Co, TN; Nina Jewell;
age 27; living in Jewell Ridege, VA.


Nina Irene Jewell

1. TN County Marriages, 1790-1950; LDS Web Site.
Alex Senic, age 33; living in Richlands, VA; married on 16 Sep 1939 in Sullivan Co, TN; Nina Jewell;
age 27; living in Jewell Ridege, VA.


Julia Senic

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 3 Apr 1930; Page 153A; Image 5 of 59;
Family #34/37.
Listed as Julia Senic; age 6; born in WV; in household of father, Joseph Senic.


William Riley Allen

1. 1910 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; taken on 6 May 1910; Page 265B; Image 55
of 58; Family #379.
Listed as William R. Allen; age 34; born in VA; married once for 13 yrs; coal miner; head of household.
2. 1920 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; Jewell Ridge; taken on 9 Jan 1920; Page 231A;
Image 20 of 65; Family #176/177.
Listed as Riley W. Allen; age 48; born in VA; married; coal miner; head of household.


Mary Elizabeth Jewell

1. 1910 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; taken on 6 May 1910; Page 265B; Image 55
of 58; Family #379.
Listed as Mary E. Allen; age 32; born in VA; married once for 13 yrs; 7 children, all living; in household
of husband, William R. Allen.
2. 1920 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; Jewell Ridge; taken on 9 Jan 1920; Page 231A;
Image 20 of 65; Family #176/177.
Listed as Mary Allen; age 45; born in VA; married; in household of husband, William R. Allen.


Lafayette Allen

1. 1910 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; taken on 6 May 1910; Page 265B; Image 55
of 58; Family #379.
Listed as Lafayette Allen; age 12; born in VA; in household of father, William R. Allen
2. 1920 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; Jewell Ridge; taken on 9 Jan 1920; Page 231A;
Image 20 of 65; Family #176/177.
Listed as Lafe Allen; age 21; born in VA; single; coal miner; in household of father, William R. Allen.


Sallie Allen

1. 1910 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; taken on 6 May 1910; Page 265B; Image 55
of 58; Family #379.
Listed as Sallie Allen; age 11; born in VA; in household of father, William R. Allen.


James Allen

1. 1910 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; taken on 6 May 1910; Page 265B; Image 55
of 58; Family #379.
Listed as James Allen; age 7; born in VA; in household of father, William R. Allen.
2. 1920 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; Jewell Ridge; taken on 9 Jan 1920; Page 231A;
Image 20 of 65; Family #176/177.
Listed as Jim Allen; age 17; born in VA; single; coal miner; in household of father, William R. Allen.


Amy Lee Allen

1. 1910 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; taken on 6 May 1910; Page 265B; Image 55
of 58; Family #379.
Listed as Amy L. Allen; age 6; born in VA; in household of father, William R. Allen.
2. 1920 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; Jewell Ridge; taken on 9 Jan 1920; Page 231A;
Image 20 of 65; Family #176/177.
Listed as Amy L. Allen; age 15; born in VA; in household of father, William R. Allen.


Meda K. Allen

1. 1910 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; taken on 6 May 1910; Page 265B; Image 55
of 58; Family #379.
Listed as Meda K. Allen; age 3; born in VA; in household of father, William R. Allen.


George W. Allen

1. 1910 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; taken on 6 May 1910; Page 265B; Image 55
of 58; Family #379
Listed as George W. Allen; age 11 mons; born in VA; in household of father, William R. Allen.
2. 1920 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; Jewell Ridge; taken on 9 Jan 1920; Page 231A;
Image 20 of 65; Family #176/177.
Listed as George Allen; age 13; born in VA; in household of father, William R. Allen.


Otis Allen

1. 1920 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; Jewell Ridge; taken on 9 Jan 1920; Page 231A;
Image 20 of 65; Family #176/177.
Listed as Otis Allen; age 11; born in VA; in household of father, William R. Allen.


Ida B. Allen

1. 1920 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; Jewell Ridge; taken on 9 Jan 1920; Page 231A;
Image 20 of 65; Family #176/177.
Listed as Ida B. Allen; age 8 yrs, 2 mons; born in VA; in household of father, William R. Allen.


Herman Allen

1. 1920 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; Jewell Ridge; taken on 9 Jan 1920; Page 231A;
Image 20 of 65; Family #176/177.
Listed as Herman Allen; age 4 yrs, 11 mons; born in VA; in household of father, William R. Allen.


Josephine Allen

1. 1920 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; Jewell Ridge; taken on 9 Jan 1920; Page 231A;
Image 20 of 65; Family #176/177.
Listed as Josephine Allen; age 1 yrs, 3 mons; born in VA; in household of father, William R. Allen.


Joseph Czene "Joe" Senic Jr

1. 1910 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; taken on 14 Apr 1910; Page 242B; Image 10
of 58; Family 90/90.
Listed as Joe Czenc; age 2; born in VA; in household of father, Joseph Czene/Senic.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 3 Apr 1930; Page 153A; Image 5 of 59;
Family #34/37.
Listed as Joe Senic; age 18; born in VA; single; brakeman in coal mine; in household of father, Joseph
Senic.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1933); Page 111; WV Archives Web Site.
Joe Senic, Jr; age 23; born in Tazewell Co, VA; single; no listed occupation; living at War, WV; son of Joe
and Martha; married on 8 Apr 1933 at War, WV; Mabel Morris; age 22; born in Tazewell Co, VA; single;
living at War, WV; daughter of Britt and Susie.
4. Tazewell Co, VA; Death Certificate #77 005399; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Joe Senic, Sr; age 68; born 27 Jul 1908 in VA; married; husband of Mable Marrs Senic; living at Cedar
Bluff, VA; coal miner; son of Joe and Matilda (Gabor) Senic; died 2 Feb 1977 at his home, Rt #1, Box 105,
Cedar Bluff, VA; due to myocardial infarction with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; buried in Clinch
Valley Memorial Cemetery, Richlands, VA; informant, Mrs. Mable Marrs Senic.


Mabel Marrs

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1933); Page 111; WV Archives Web Site.
Joe Senic, Jr; age 23; born in Tazewell Co, VA; single; no listed occupation; living at War, WV; son of Joe
and Martha; married on 8 Apr 1933 at War, WV; Mabel Morris; age 22; born in Tazewell Co, VA; single;
living at War, WV; daughter of Britt and Susie.


Joseph Czene "Joe" Senic Sr

1. Hungary, Select Reformed Church Christenings, 1624-1895; Ancestry.com.
Jozsef Czene; Baptized 10 Feb 1878 in Ibrany, Szabolcs, Hungary; parents, Jozsef and Maria (Gerak) Czene.
2. NY Passenger Lists. 1820-1957; Page 139; Line #8; Ancestry.com Wen Site.
Jozsef Czene; age 26; born in Hungary; last residence Ibrany (Hungary); sailed from port of Fiume
(Rijka, Croatia) on 1 Sep 1904; arrived in port of NY on 15 Sep 1904 aboard S.S. Pannonia; in steerage;
married; farm laborer; can read and write; in good health; final destination, Coaldale, WV; to join brother-in-law,
Csche Balurt (sp?) in Coaldale, WV
3. 1910 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; taken on 14 Apr 1910; Page 242B; Image 10
of 58; Family 90/90.
Listed as Joe Czenc; age 33; born in Hungary; married once for 6 yrs; alien; immigrated to US in 1905;
coal miner; head of household.
4. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 3 Apr 1930; Page 153A; Image 5 of 59;
Family #34/37.
Listed as Joe Senic; age 46; born in Austria; married at 38; miner; immigrated to US in 1900 (sic); head of
household.
5. McDowell Co, WV; WW II Draft Registration Card #U-461; 27 Apr 1942; LDS Web Site.
Joe Senic; age 64; born 6 Feb 1878 in Hungary; living at War, WV; employed by Jacobs Fork Poca Coal,
Co; person who will always know address, Alex Alitzer, War, WV; 5' 8" tall; 156 lbs; brown eyes; gray hair;
ruddy complexion.
6. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'61 008000; WV Archives Web Site.
Joe Senic (Joseph Czene typed in above); age 83; born in Hungary in Feb 1878; married; living at War, WV'
coal miner; SS#233-22-5661; son of unknown parents; died 30 Jun 1961 in Grace Hospital, Welch, WV due
to a myocardial infarction; buried 3 jul 1961 in Hankins Cemetery, Richlands, VA.
7. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Hankins Cemetery, Richlands, Tazewell Co, VA; submitted by Joyce Patrick;
2 Dec 2013.
Joseph Czene Senic; born in 1878 in Hungary; died Jul 1961 in War, McDowell Co, WV; buried here; death
certificate and obit shown; no grave marker photo shown.
"Richlands News Progress"; Richlands, VA; uly 6, 1961; Newspaper Obit.
"Joseph C. Senic, age 83, of War, W.Va., died in a Welch hospital Saturday morning.

"He was born in Budapest (sic, Ibrany), Hungary, coming to America at the age of 18 years. He followed the
vocation of mining until ill health forced his retirement 21 years ago. He was a member of the UMWA, Local
No. 7173 of Jacobs Fork Coal Co.

"He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ona Allen Senic; eight children, Mrs. Ona Whitt of Caretta, W. Va., Mrs. Martha
Hall of Morehead, Ky., Mrs. Mary McHaffey of New Smyrna, Fla., Mrs. Julia Enscore of War, W. Va., Mrs. Virginia
Christian of War, W. Va., Joe Senic of Cedar Bluff, Steve Senic of Galax, Va., and George Senic of Alpena, W. Va.;
and several grandchildren.

"Funeral services were held from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Virginia Christian, in War, W. Va. Burial was in the
Hankins Cemetery, Richlands.


Matil Tor

1. NY Passenger Lists. 1820-1957; Page 36; Line #28; Ancestry.com Wen Site.
Matild Gyure Czene; age 24; born in Hungary; last residence Ibrany (Hungary sailed from port of Fiume
(Rijka, Croatia) on 10 Nov 1904; arrived in port of NY on __ Nov 1904 aboard S.S. Ultonia; in steerage;
married; with child, Maria, age 6 mons; can read and write; in good health; final destination, Coaldale, WV;
to join brother and husband, Jozsef Czene in Coaldale, WV
2. 1910 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; taken on 14 Apr 1910; Page 242B; Image 10
of 58; Family 90/90.
Listed as Marie Czenc; age 31; born in Hungary; married once for 6 yrs; 3 children; all living; alien;
immigrated to US in 1905; in household of husband, Joseph Czene/Senic.
3. Tazewell Co, VA; Death Certificate #14112; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Matil Tor Czene; age 42 yrs, 6 mons, 28 days; born 11 Nov 1879 in Hungary; married; wife of Joe Czene;
housekeeper; living at Coaldan, VA; daughter of Mike and Juliana (Fekete) Tor; died 9 Jun 1921 in the
Mattie Williams Hospital, Richlands, VA; due to pyloric stenosis following ulcer; buried 10 Jun 1921 in
Hankins Cemetery, VA; informant, Alex Manes, Richlands, VA.


George Elmer Whitt Sr

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1947); Page 462; WV Archives Web Site.
George E. Whitt; age 29; born in Coaldan, VA; single; living at Caretta, WV; married on 2 May 1947 at
Welch, WV; Ona Senic; age 21; born and living at War, WV; single.


Ona "Zike" Senic

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 3 Apr 1930; Page 153A; Image 5 of 59;
Family #34/37.
Listed as Ownie Senic; age 1 yr, 3 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Joseph Senic.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1947); Page 462; WV Archives Web Site.
George E. Whitt; age 29; born in Coaldan, VA; single; living at Caretta, WV; married on 2 May 1947 at
Welch, WV; Ona Senic; age 21; born and living at War, WV; single.
3. "Bluefield Daily Telegraph"; Bluefield, WV; Monday, April 30, 2012; newspaper Obit.
"CARETTA — Ona "Zike" Ward, of Caretta, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, April 27, 2012 in Bristol Regional Hospital, Bristol, Tenn. "For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time has come for my departure. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:6-7

"Born Jan. 20, 1929, in War, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Senic and Onie Allen Senic. She was a 1947 graduate of Big Creek High School, and was a retired postal clerk with the U.S. Postal Service. She was also a former clerk at the Olga Coal Company Store at Caretta. She was a member of the Caretta United Methodist Church where she served as financial secretary and was very active in the Big Creek Ministerial Association. She was a life long resident of Caretta, and "forever 39".

"In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Elmer Whitt; four brothers, Alec, Steve, George and Joe Senic; and three sisters, Mary S. Mahaffey, Martha S. Hall and Virginia Cottrell.

"Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Tom Ward of Caretta; two sons, George Whitt of Follansbee, W.Va., and Mike Whitt and wife, Viki of War; two daughters, Peggy Gibson and husband, Jim of Cedar Bluff, Va., and Sue Jones and husband Billy of Augusta, Ga.; a sister, Julia Inscore of Bluefield, Va.; two sisters-in-law, Grace Ann Lauren of Jacksonville, N.C., and Dorothy Whitt of Dayton, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Beth Meade and James Gibson III, both of Cedar Bluff, Va., Rebecca Dye of Pounding Mill, Va., Jordan Whitt of Princeton, and Joshua, Jeremy and Jenna Whitt, all of Follansbee; three great-grandchildren, Brittney and Kevin Dye of Pounding Mill, Va., and Autumn Meade of Cedar Bluff, Va.; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews; a host of friends and church family; and special caregivers at Select Specialty Hospital in Bristol, Tenn.

"Funeral service will be conducted Wednesday, May 2, at 12 p.m. in the Caretta United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gus Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview Memory Gardens, Bluefield, Va...."


Ona "Zike" Senic

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 3 Apr 1930; Page 153A; Image 5 of 59;
Family #34/37.
Listed as Ownie Senic; age 1 yr, 3 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Joseph Senic.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1947); Page 462; WV Archives Web Site.
George E. Whitt; age 29; born in Coaldan, VA; single; living at Caretta, WV; married on 2 May 1947 at
Welch, WV; Ona Senic; age 21; born and living at War, WV; single.
3. "Bluefield Daily Telegraph"; Bluefield, WV; Monday, April 30, 2012; newspaper Obit.
"CARETTA — Ona "Zike" Ward, of Caretta, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, April 27, 2012 in Bristol Regional Hospital, Bristol, Tenn. "For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time has come for my departure. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:6-7

"Born Jan. 20, 1929, in War, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Senic and Onie Allen Senic. She was a 1947 graduate of Big Creek High School, and was a retired postal clerk with the U.S. Postal Service. She was also a former clerk at the Olga Coal Company Store at Caretta. She was a member of the Caretta United Methodist Church where she served as financial secretary and was very active in the Big Creek Ministerial Association. She was a life long resident of Caretta, and "forever 39".

"In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Elmer Whitt; four brothers, Alec, Steve, George and Joe Senic; and three sisters, Mary S. Mahaffey, Martha S. Hall and Virginia Cottrell.

"Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Tom Ward of Caretta; two sons, George Whitt of Follansbee, W.Va., and Mike Whitt and wife, Viki of War; two daughters, Peggy Gibson and husband, Jim of Cedar Bluff, Va., and Sue Jones and husband Billy of Augusta, Ga.; a sister, Julia Inscore of Bluefield, Va.; two sisters-in-law, Grace Ann Lauren of Jacksonville, N.C., and Dorothy Whitt of Dayton, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Beth Meade and James Gibson III, both of Cedar Bluff, Va., Rebecca Dye of Pounding Mill, Va., Jordan Whitt of Princeton, and Joshua, Jeremy and Jenna Whitt, all of Follansbee; three great-grandchildren, Brittney and Kevin Dye of Pounding Mill, Va., and Autumn Meade of Cedar Bluff, Va.; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews; a host of friends and church family; and special caregivers at Select Specialty Hospital in Bristol, Tenn.

"Funeral service will be conducted Wednesday, May 2, at 12 p.m. in the Caretta United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gus Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview Memory Gardens, Bluefield, Va...."


Stephen Marcum Hall

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records, Vol #__(1930); Page 161; WV Archives Web Site.
S.M. Hall, age 35, born in Boyd Co, KY; divorced; clerk; living at Excelsior, WV; son of Kenny and Eunice;
married on 29 Dec 1930 at the home of C.O. Spratt in War, WV; Mary Senic; age 24; born in Trenton, NJ.;
single; daughter of Joe and ______.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #3376; WV Archives Web Site.
Stephen Marcum Hall; age 50 yrs, 3 nons, 15 days; born 1 Nov 1891 in Cattletsburg, KY; married; husband
of Mary Senic, age 34; living at Excelsior, WV; son of Henry A. and Eunice (Marcum) Hall; died 16 Feb 1942
at Excelsior, WV; due to a gastric ulcer; buried 18 Feb 1942 in Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, WV;
informant, Mrs. R.L. Simpkins, Excelsior, WV.
3. FindAGrave .com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 14 Dec 2013.
Stephen M. Hall; born 1 Nov 1891; died 16 Feb 1942; buried here; headstone photo shown.


Mary Senic

1. NY Passenger Lists. 1820-1957; Page 36; Line #28; Ancestry.com Wen Site.
Maria Czene; age 6 mons; born in Hungary; sailed from port of Fiume (Rijka, Croatia) on 10 Nov 1904; arrived
in port of NY on __ Nov 1904 aboard S.S. Ultonia; in steerage; married; with mother; in good health; final
destination, Coaldale, WV; to join father, Jozsef Czene in Coaldale, WV.
2. 1910 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; taken on 14 Apr 1910; Page 242B; Image 10
of 58; Family 90/90.
Listed as Mary Czenc; age 6; born in Hungary; in household of father, Joseph Czene/Senic.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records, Vol #__(1930); Page 161; WV Archives Web Site.
S.M. Hall, age 35, born in Boyd Co, KY; divorced; clerk; living at Excelsior, WV; son of Kenny and Eunice;
married on 29 Dec 1930 at the home of C.O. Spratt in War, WV; Mary Senic; age 24; born in Trenton, NJ.;
single; daughter of Joe and ______.
4. Randolph Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1945); Page 458; WV Archives Web Site.
R.M. Mahaffey; age 48; born in North Wilkesboro, Wilkes Co, NC; living at Bartley, McDowell Co, WV; married
on 18 Jul 1945 at Elkins, WV; Mary Hall; age 40; born in Bridgeport, CT; living at Alpena, Randolph Co, WV.
5. Florida Death Index, 1977-1998; LDS Web Site.
Mary S. Mahaffey; age 76; born 22 Mar 1904; died 6 Dec 1980 in Volusia Co, FL.
6. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Daytona Memorial Park, Daytona Beach, Volusia Co, FL; submitted by
Robert Stanley Orrell; 18 Apr 2011.
Mary S. Mahaffey; born 22 Mar 1904; died 6 Dec 1980; buried here; grave marker photo shown.


Douglas Christian

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records, Vol #__(1943); Page 358; WV Archives Web Site.
Douglas Christian; age 18; born in Caretta, WV; single; living at War, WV; married on 30 Dec 1943
at Welch, WV; Virginia Senic; age 17; born and living at War, WV; single; with consent of Ida Mae
Christian, mother of Douglas Christian; and Joe Senic, father of Virginia Senic.


Virginia Senic

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 3 Apr 1930; Page 153A; Image 5 of 59;
Family #34/37.
Listed as Virginia Senic; age 4; born in WV in household of father, Joseph Senic.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records, Vol #__(1943); Page 358; WV Archives Web Site.
Douglas Christian; age 18; born in Caretta, WV; single; living at War, WV; married on 30 Dec 1943
at Welch, WV; Virginia Senic; age 17; born and living at War, WV; single; with consent of Ida Mae
Christian, mother of Douglas Christian; and Joe Senic, father of Virginia Senic.