McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV; Families and Individuals

Notes


Eugene Ernest Spears

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; ""Berlin Vincent and Helen M. Spears"; Article, Page 243; submitted by Alice
Addair, PO Box 82, Avondale, WV 24811.
Married Virginia Davidson.
2. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Eugene Ernest Spears
Race: White
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Place: Lomax, West Virginia, USA
Birth Date: 2 Sep 1916
Residence: Bradshaw, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 4 Sep 1945
Occupation: Unemployed
Weight: 140
Complexion: Ruddy
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Height: 5 7
Next of Kin: W E Spears
Relationship to Draftee: Father
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Eugene Ernest Spears Self (Head)
W E Spears Father"
3. U.S., World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Eugene E Spears
Birth Year: 1916
Race: White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: West Virginia
State of Residence: West Virginia

Enlistment Date: 28 Sep 1940
Enlistment State: Kentucky
Enlistment City: Fort Thomas Newport
Branch: Infantry
Branch Code: Infantry
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the Philippine Department
Component: Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life

Education: Grammar school
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Height: 67
Weight: 129"
4. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007: Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Eugene Ernest Spears
[Eugene E Spears]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 2 Sep 1916
Birth Place: Lomax McDowe, West Virginia
Death Date: 6 Oct 2006
Father: William E Spears
Mother: Florence E Warren
SSN: 233448842
Disability Status: Disability denied - no record of type.
Notes: May 1946: Name listed as EUGENE ERNEST SPEARS; 28 Dec 2004: Name listed as EUGENE E SPEARS"
5. Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Eugene Ernest Spears
Birth Date: 2 Sep 1916
Gender: Male
Race: White
Hispanic Origin: Not Hispanic (Latino)
Residence Place: Knox, Knox, Ohio, United States
Residence Zip Code: 43050
Death Date: 6 Oct 2006
Death Time: 04:00 AM
Hospital of Death: Louis Stokes VAMC
Death Place: Ohio, USA
Certificate: 83166
Age at Death: 90
Registrar's Certificate Number: 004359
Certifier: Coroner
Referred to Coroner: Referred to Coroner
Autopsy: No Autopsy performed
Method of Disposition: Removal from state
Filing Date: 25 Oct 2006
Hospital Status: Hospital/Inpatient
Injury at Work: No
Type Place of Injury: Residential Institution
Father's Surname: Spears
Mother's Maiden Name: Warren
Marital Status: Widowed
Education: 8
Armed Forces Indicator: Yes
Branch of Service: Army
Industry of Decedent: Occupation Not Classifiable
Occupation of Decedent: Occupation Not Classifiable
Census Tract: 9999
Primary Registration District: 1825"
6. U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Eugene Spears
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 2 Sep 1916
Death Date: 6 Oct 2006
Branch 1: ARMY
Enlistment Date 1: 28 Sep 1940
Release Date 1: 26 Aug 1945"
7. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 11 Dec 2013.
Eugene E. Spears; born 2 Sep 1916; died 6 Oct 2006; buried here; headstone photo shown;
"S SGT * US ARMY * WORLD WAR II".


Virginia Davidson

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; ""Berlin Vincent and Helen M. Spears"; Article, Page 243; submitted by Alice
Addair, PO Box 82, Avondale, WV 24811.
2. "World War II Young American Patriots, 1941-1945"; McDowell Co, WV; Page 697; Ancestry.com
Web Site.
Private, US Army (WAC); born 22 Jan 1922; entered servce 12 Oct 1944; served at Ft, Oglethorpe,
GA and Des Moines, IA; attended Iaeger HS; Protestant; daughter of M/M E.E. Davidson, Lex, WV.
3. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Virginia Davidson
[Virginia Spears]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 22 Jan 1922
Birth Place: Lex McDowell, West Virginia
Death Date: 30 Nov 1997
Father: Elisha E Davidson
Mother: Clara Roberts
SSN: 236320239
Notes: Jul 1942: Name listed as VIRGINIA DAVIDSON; Sep 1953: Name listed as VIRGINIA SPEARS"
4. U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Virginia Spears
Birth Date: 22 Jan 1922
Death Date: 30 Nov 1997
SSN: 236320239
Branch 1: ARMY
Enlistment Date 1: 20 Oct 1944
Release Date 1: 19 Feb 1945"
5. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Virginia Spears
SSN: 236-32-0239
Last Residence:
24817 Bradshaw, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
BORN: 22 Jan 1922
Died: 30 Nov 1997
State (Year) SSN issued: West Virginia (Before 1951)"
6. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 11 Dec 2013.
Virginia Spears; bor 22 Jan 1922; died 30 Nov 1997; buried here; headstone photo shown;
"US ARMY * WORLD WAR II".


Charles Arlen Spangler

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'63 016795; WV Archives Web Site.
Charles Arlen Spangler; age 20; born 17 Apr 1943 in Welch, WV; married; gas station employee;
living at New Richmond, WV; son of Henry and Mary Louise (Milam) Spangler; died 26 Oct 1963
in Stevens Clinic, Welch, WV; due to diffuse injury of brain; falling out of a car on his scalp; buried
29 Oct 1963 in Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, WV; informant, Mrs. Billie Spangler, New
Richmond, VA.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 11 Apr 2014.
Charles Arlen Spangler; born 17 Apr 1943; died 26 Oct 1963; buried here; grave marker photo shown.


Mary Kaye Spangler

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Registry; Vol #__(1963); Page __; Browns Creek District; WV Archives Web Site.
Mary Kay Spangler; born and died 16 Jul 1963 in Stevens Clinic, Welch, WV; stillborn; parents, Charles A.
and Billie (Ball ) Spangler; living at New Richmond, WV; buried 18 Jul 1963 in Iaeger Memorial, Roderfield,
WV; informant, mother.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 11 Apr 2014.
Mary Kaye Spangler; born and died 16 Jul 1963; buried here; grave marker photo shown.


Aaron Elmer Bennett

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1935); Page 370; WV Archives Web Site.
A.E. Bennett; age 22; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Davy, WV; son of Andrew and
________; married on 26 Oct 1935 at Davy, WV; Catherine Adkins; age 18; born in McDowell Co, WV;
living at Davy, WV; daughter of Jonah and Myrtle.
(Attached hanwritten sheet attached to Marriage Record states "Arron Elmer Bennett Born March 25,
1913 at Davy WVa; Catherine Adkins Born Sept. 1, 1917 at Davy WVa")


Catherine Hart

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 21 Apr 1930; Page 208B; Image
32 of 75; Family #278/294.
Listed as Catherine Adkins (sic, Hart); age 11; born in WV; in household of step-father, Jonah H. Adkins.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1935); Page 370; WV Archives Web Site.
A.E. Bennett; age 22; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Davy, WV; son of Andrew and
________; married on 26 Oct 1935 at Davy, WV; Catherine Adkins; age 18; born in McDowell Co, WV;
living at Davy, WV; daughter of Jonah and Myrtle.
(Attached hanwritten sheet attached to Marriage Record states "Arron Elmer Bennett Born March 25,
1913 at Davy WVa; Catherine Adkins Born Sept. 1, 1917 at Davy WVa")
3. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1952); Page 155; WV Archives Web Site.
Troy Glenn Snow; age 40; born 1 Jun 1911 in NC; living at Helen, WV; son of Byrd and Phylenia Snow;
married on 31 May 1952 at Beckley, WV; Katherine Adkins Bennett; age 33; born 1 Sep 1918 in WV;
living at Helen, WV; daughter of Jonah and Myrtle Adkins.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'68 016816; WV Archives Web Site via LDS Web Site.
Catherine Snow; age 50; born 1 Sep 1918 in WV; married; wife of Troy Snow; living at Carswell, WV;
daughter of Jonah and Myrtle (Hart) Adkins; died 6 Nov 1968 at Kimball, WV; from and acute coronary
thrombosis; buried 9 Nov 1968 in Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, WV; informant, Troy Snow,
Kimball, WV.
(Catherine was born to Myrtle Hart prior to her marriage to Joanh Adkins. Catherine assumed her step-father's
name)
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 22 Sep 2014.
Catherine Snow; born 1 Sep 1918; died 6 Nov 1968; buried here; headstone photo shown.


Troy Glenn Snow

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1937); Page 82; WV Archives Web Site.
Troy Snow; age 25; born in Surry Co, NC; single; miner; living at Coalwood, WV; son of
Byrd and Phylenia; married on 7 Jan 1937 at Welch, WV; Ruth Hammond; age 24; born in
Magoffin Co, KY; divorced; living at Welch, WV; daughter of J.G. and Hattie Hammond.
2. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Troy Glenn Snow
Race: White
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Place: Low Gap Serry, North Carolina, USA
Birth Date: 1 Jun 1911
Residence: Coalwood, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 16 Oct 1940
Occupation: Carter Coal Company
Weight: 158
Complexion: Dark
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Black
Height: 5 11
Next of Kin: Ruth Elizabeth Snow
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Troy Glenn Snow Self (Head)"
3. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1952); Page 155; WV Archives Web Site.
Troy Glenn Snow; age 40; born 1 Jun 1911 in NC; living at Helen, WV; son of Byrd and Phylenia Snow;
married on 31 May 1952 at Beckley, WV; Katherine Adkins Bennett; age 33; born 1 Sep 1918 in WV;
living at Helen, WV; daughter of Jonah and Myrtle Adkins.


Ruth Hammond

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1937); Page 82; WV Archives Web Site.
Troy Snow; age 25; born in Surry Co, NC; single; miner; living at Coalwood, WV; son of
Byrd and Phylenia; married on 7 Jan 1937 at Welch, WV; Ruth Hammond; age 24; born in
Magoffin Co, KY; divorced; living at Welch, WV; daughter of J.G. and Hattie Hammond.


Charles Mose Sparks

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Big Creek Township, taken on 14 Jun 1900,
Page 80A, Family #129.
Listed as Charlie M. Sparks, age 1, born in Oct 1898 in WV, in household
of father, Thomas Sparks.
2. Ancestry.com Web Site, Thomas Sparks search, 5 May 2002, submitted by
Shelea McLaughlin, shelea3@juno.com.
Mary Elizabeth Beavers; born on 30 Jun 1878 in McDowell Co, WV; died on
11 Oct 1968 in Tazewell Co, VA; daughter of Moses and Nancy Elizabeth Asbury
Beavers; married Thomas James Sparks on 30 Dec 1894 in McDowell Co, WV.
Son, Charles Moses Sparks; born on 17 Oct 1897; died on 9 Nov 1988.
2. C.M. Sparks; age 36; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Capels, WV; son of
Tom and Mary; married on 2 May 1935 at Welch, WV; Louise Rushbrook; age 20; born in
McDowell Co, WV; single; living at Capels, WV; daughter of A.B. and Fannie.


Evelyn Louise Rushbrook

1. C.M. Sparks; age 36; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Capels, WV; son of
Tom and Mary; married on 2 May 1935 at Welch, WV; Louise Rushbrook; age 20; born in
McDowell Co, WV; single; living at Capels, WV; daughter of A.B. and Fannie.


Peggy Frances Sparks

1. Douglas Mortuary; Welch, WV; Posted Obit.
"Peggy Frances Anderson, 87, of Welch passed away Wednesday, December 1, 2021 in McDowell Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Gary.

"Born July 13, 1934 in Capels she was the daughter of the late Charles Mose Sparks and Evelyn Louise Sparks. She was a former retail manager at G.C. Murphy in Welch. She was a graduate of Welch High School. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

"In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers Charles Thomas Sparks and John Sparks, and a sister Alma Virginia Bishop.

"Those left to cherish her memory are her God Daughter Peggy Michelle Spicer of Richmond, CA; three brothers, James Sparks of Decatur, AL, William Michael Sparks of Beckley, and Joseph Sparks of Myrtle Beach, SC; and two sisters, Ruth Canups of Trinity, AL and Helen Cielakie of Spotsylvania, VA.

"Peggy’s request was to be cremated, and the family has honored her request. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at a later date.

"The Douglas Mortuary in Welch is serving the family. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.douglasmortuary.com"


Henry Walter Spangler

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 4 Feb 1920; Page 142A;
Family #517/606.
Listed as Henry Spangler; age 2; born in WV; in household of father, George V. Spangler.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 28 Apr 1930; Page 223A;
Family #544/561.
Listed as Henry Spangler; age 12; born in WV; in household of father, George V. Spangler.
3. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Henry Walter Spangler
Race: White
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Place: Welch McDowell, West Virginia, USA
Birth Date: 21 Aug 1917
Residence: Roderfield, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 16 Oct 1940
Occupation: J T Eddins
Weight: 170
Complexion: Light
Eye Color: Gray
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 6
Next of Kin: George V Spangler
Relationship to Draftee: Father
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Henry Walter Spangler Self (Head)
George V Spangler Father"
4. Dickenson Co, VA; Marriage License #20141; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Henry Spangler; age 44; born in Welch, WV; single; no previous marriage; miner; living at Welch, WV;
son of George and Harriett (Swader, sic Shrader) Spangler; married on 27 Jul 1962 at Clintwood, VA;
Mary Louise Milam; age 39; born in Welch, WV; single; no previous marriage; housewife; living at
Welch, WV; daughter of Henry and Lena (Brewster) Milam.
5. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Henry W. Spangler
SSN: 236-18-3054
Last Residence:
24740 Princeton, Mercer, West Virginia, USA
BORN: 21 Aug 1917
Died: 12 Nov 1993
State (Year) SSN issued: West Virginia (Before 1951)"
6. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Henry Walter Spangler
[Henry W Spangler]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 21 Aug 1917
Birth Place: Welch, West Virginia
Death Date: 12 Nov 1993
Father: George B Spangler
Mother: Hariet Swager
SSN: 236183054
Notes: Sep 1939: Name listed as HENRY WALTER SPANGLER; 23 Nov 1993: Name listed as HENRY W SPANGLER"


Mary Louise Milam

1. Dickenson Co, VA; Marriage License #20141; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Henry Spangler; age 44; born in Welch, WV; single; no previous marriage; miner; living at Welch, WV;
son of George and Harriett (Swader, sic Shrader) Spangler; married on 27 Jul 1962 at Clintwood, VA;
Mary Louise Milam; age 39; born in Welch, WV; single; no previous marriage; housewife; living at
Welch, WV; daughter of Henry and Lena (Brewster) Milam.


John Elmer Sizemore

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Grandview Memory Gardens, Bluefield, Tazewell Co, VA; submitted by
Terry Lindsay; 6 Sep 2017.
John Elmer Sizemore; born 27 Nov 1919 in McDowell Co, WV; died 22 Jul 1998 in Tazewell Co, VA;
buried here; no grave marker photo shown.


Daisy Lee Scott

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1936); Page 65; WV Archives Web Site.
Thomas Asbury; age 23; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miller; living at Welch, WV; son of
Noah and Rebecca; married on 26 Sep 1936 at Newhall, WV; Daisy Scott; age 17; born in WV
(sic, NC); single; living at Welch, WV; daughter of Henry and Agnes.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Hartwell Cemetery, Canebrake, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Terry Lindsay; 15 Mar 2014.
Daisy Lee Scott Sizemore; born 22 Jul 1922 in Surry Co, NC; died 24 Mar 2002 in McDowell Co,
WV; buried here; no grave marker photo shown.