McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV; Families and Individuals

Notes


Stanley Grobosky

1. 1920 Census, Armstrong Co; Cowanshonnock Township; taken on 14 Jan 1920; Page 158B; Image 20 of 28;
Family #185/186.
Listed as Stanly Grabosky; age 2; born in PA; in household of father, Tony Grobosky.
2. Tazewell Co, VA; Marriage License #16506; Ancesrtry.com Web Site.
Stanley Grobosky; age 22; born in PA; single; miner; living at Havaco, WV; son of Tony and Helen (Pennington)
Grobosky; married on 12 Apr 1940 in Methodist Church inTazewell, VA; Laverne Orrison; age 21; born in AR;
single; living at Havaco, WV; daughter of Robert and Nora (Brewer) Orrison.


Margaret Laverne Orrison

1. Tazewell Co, VA; Marriage License #16506; Ancesrtry.com Web Site.
Stanley Grobosky; age 22; born in PA; single; miner; living at Havaco, WV; son of Tony and Helen (Pennington)
Grobosky; married on 12 Apr 1940 in Methodist Church inTazewell, VA; Laverne Orrison; age 21; born in AR;
single; living at Havaco, WV; daughter of Robert and Nora (Brewer) Orrison.


Tony Grobosky Jr

1. US WWII Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Tony Grobosky Jr
Birth Year: 1922
Race: White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: Pennsylvania
State of Residence: West Virginia
County or City: Mc Dowell

Enlistment Date: 12 Dec 1942
Enlistment State: West Virginia
Enlistment City: Huntington
Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life
Education: Grammar school
Civil Occupation: Semiskilled miners, and mining-machine operators
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Height: 71
Weight: 168"
2. City of Norfolk, VA; Marriage License #23306; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Toney Grobosky, Jr; age 21; born in Yatesboro, PA; single; US Army; living at Camp Forrest, TN; son of
Toney and Verna (Nicka) Gobosky; married on 21 Sep 1943 in Norfolk, VA; Virginia Freeman; age 21;
born in Johnson City, TN; single; clerk;living at pep L. Street, NW, Washington, DC; daughter of Monroe
and Hattie Bell (Brown) Freeman.
3. "Young American Patroits, 1941-1945"; McDowell Co, WV; Page 378; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Name: Tony Grobosky Junior
Rank: Technician Fifth Grade
Branch: United States Army
Birth Date: 26 Apr 1922
Service Date: 9 Dec 1942
Parent 1 Name: Mr.(and)
Parent 2 Name: Mrs. Tony Grobosky Senior (of Havaco, WV)
Spouse Name: Mrs. Virginia Bell Freeman Grobosky (of Havaco, WV)
State: West Virginia
County: McDowell..."

(Served in Camp McCain, MS; Maneuvers at Camp Forrest, TN; Ft. Jackson, SC; Camp Shanks, NY; England, France;
Belgium; Holland; Luxemburg; Germany; Czechoslovakia; Ft. Mead, MD; awarded 2 Bronze Stars; Good Conduct Medal; P. Unit Citation, America; EAME; attended Welch HS; Catholic)
4. US Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Tony Grobosky
Birth Date: 26 Apr 1922
Death Date: 5 Jun 1974
SSN: 236183898
Branch 1: ARMY
Enlistment Date 1: 12 Dec 1942
Release Date 1: 9 Mar 1946"
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by B. Walls;
3 Dec 2013.
Tony Grobosky; born 26 Apr 1922; died 5 Jun 1974; buried here; double headstone photo shown with wife,
Virginia Belle Freeman Grobosky; grave marker photo also shown; "TECH 5 US Army".


Virginia Belle Freeman

1. City of Norfolk, VA; Marriage License #23306; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Toney Grobosky, Jr; age 21; born in Yatesboro, PA; single; US Army; living at Camp Forrest, TN; son of
Toney and Verna (Nicka) Gobosky; married on 21 Sep 1943 in Norfolk, VA; Virginia Freeman; age 21;
born in Johnson City, TN; single; clerk;living at pep L. Street, NW, Washington, DC; daughter of Monroe
and Hattie Bell (Brown) Freeman.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by B. Walls;
3 Dec 2013.
Virginia B. Grobosky; born 9 Feb 1925; died 26 Feb 1998; buried here; double headston photo shown with
husband, Tony Grobosky, Jr.


Tony Grobosky Sr

1. 1920 Census, Armstrong Co; Cowanshonnock Township; taken on 14 Jan 1920; Page 158B; Image 20 of 28;
Family #185/186.
Listed as Tony Grabosky; age 33; born in Russia Poland; married; immigarated to US in 1910: coal miner;
head of household
2. Tazewell Co, VA; Marriage License #39927; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Tony Groboski; age 50; born in Poland; widowed; one previous marriage; miner; living at Havaco, WV;
son of John and Mary (Vicher) Groboski; married on 2 Oct 1939 at Tazewell, VA; Hattie Margaret Rose Hart;
age 55; born in Wyoming Co, WV; divorced; two previous marriages; living atKimball, WV; daughter of
George and Charlotte (Ford) Rose.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1947); Page 170; WV Archives Web Site.
Tony Grobosky; age 58; born in Poland; divorced; living at Havaco, WV; married on 14 Jul 1947 at
Welch, WV; Gladys Powell; age 30; born in Coeburn, VA; widow; living at Havaco, WV.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'66 000574; WV Archives Web Site. via LDS Web Site.
Tony Grobosky; age 76; born 13 Jun 1889 in Radam (sic, Radom), Poland; married; miner; living at
Iaeger, WV; son of unknown parents; died 19 Jan 1966 in Iaeger, WV; due to an acute coronary thrombosis;
buried 22 Jan 1966 in Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, WV; informant, Gladys Grobosky, Iaeger, WV.
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 3 Dec 2013.
Tony Grobosky; born 13 Jun 1889; died 19 Jan 1966; buried here; headstone photo shown;"SLEEP
IN PEACE".


Gladys

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1947); Page 170; WV Archives Web Site.
Tony Grobosky; age 58; born in Poland; divorced; living at Havaco, WV; married on 14 Jul 1947 at
Welch, WV; Gladys Powell; age 30; born in Coeburn, VA; widow; living at Havaco, WV.


Joseph Wolfe Grizzel Sr

1. 1920 Census, Wise Co, VA; Lipps District; taken on 25 Apr 1930; Page 228B; Image 38 of 55;
Family #329/337.
Listed as Joseph W. Grizzel; age 19; born in VA; in household of father, Wade H. Grizzel.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #6658; WV Archives Web Site.
Joseph Wolfe Grizzel; age 29 yrs, 10 mons, 24 days; born 6 Jul 1911 in Wise Co, VA; married;
husband of Erie Canaday Grizzel; machine operator in coal mine; so of Wade H. and Elizabeth
(Hayes) Grizzel; died 30 May 1941 in Bishop, WV; due to crushing injuries; caught under coal
machine; buried 2 Jun 1941 in Hayes Cemtery, Wise Co, VA; informant, R.S. Grizzel, Bishop, VA.
3. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom
Hatcher and Sandra Long; "Joe Grizzel"; Article; Page 157; submitted by Joe Grizzel, Jr, Son;
Paynesville, WV 24873..


Evia Kennedy

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1950); Page 318; WV Archives Web Site.
Cecil Millins; age 34; born and living in Paynesville, WV; single;; married on 20 Oct 1950 at Lex, WV;
Evia Grizzel; age 32; born and Living at Rock Ridge, WV; widow.
2. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #88-014158; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Floyd Henderson Looney; age 70; born 22 Nov 1918 in WV; widowed; this is his 3rd marriage; last
marriage ended 11 Feb 1986; living at Rt# 2, Box 8-E, Grundy, VA; son of James E. and Georgia
(Swiney) Looney; married on 2 Apr 1988 in Grundy, VA; Evia Mullins; maiden name, Kennedy; age
69; born 28 Dec 1919 in WV; widow; this is her 3rd marriage; last marriage ended 19 Feb 1986; 8th
grade education; living at General Delivery, Bradshaw, WV; daughter of John and Lottie (Addair)
Kennedy.


Joseph Wolfe Grizzel Jr

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom
Hatcher and Sandra Long; "Joe Grizzel"; Article; Page 157; submitted by Joe Grizzel, Jr, Son;
Paynesville, WV 24873..
2. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; "Hobert and Sue Mullins"; Article; Page 216; submitted by Sue Mullins, PO Box,
212, Jolo, WV 24850.


Wade Hampton Grizzel

1. 1920 Census, Wise Co, VA; Lipps District; taken on 25 Apr 1930; Page 228B; Image 38 of 55;
Family #329/337.
Listed as Wade H. Grizzel; age 52; born in VA; married at 21; farmer; head of household.
2. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom
Hatcher and Sandra Long; "Errett H. Grizzel"; Article; Page 156; submitted by Gale Grizzel Smith,
Jolo, WV 24850.
3. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom
Hatcher and Sandra Long; "Joe Grizzel"; Article; Page 157; submitted by Joe Grizzel, Jr, Son;
Paynesville, WV 24873..


Nancy Eleanor Edwards

1. 1920 Census, Wise Co, VA; Lipps District; taken on 25 Apr 1930; Page 228B; Image 38 of 55;
Family #329/337.
Listed as Nancy E. Grizzel; age 43; born in VA; married at 27; in household of husband, Wade H.
Grizzel.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 19 Dec 2013.
N. Eleanor Grizzel; born in 1886; died in 1965; buried here; headstone and grave marker photos
shown.
3. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom
Hatcher and Sandra Long; "Errett H. Grizzel"; Article; Page 156; submitted by Gale Grizzel Smith,
Jolo, WV 24850.


Elmer F. Grizzel

1. 1920 Census, Wise Co, VA; Lipps District; taken on 25 Apr 1930; Page 228B; Image 38 of 55;
Family #329/337.
Listed as Elmer F. Grizzel; age 13; born in VA; in household of father, Wade H. Grizzel.


Bonnie L. Grizzel

1. 1920 Census, Wise Co, VA; Lipps District; taken on 25 Apr 1930; Page 229A; Image 39 of 55;
Family #329/337.
Listed as Bonnie L. Grizzel; age 7; born in VA; in household of father, Wade H. Grizzel.


Elza W. Grizzel

1. 1920 Census, Wise Co, VA; Lipps District; taken on 25 Apr 1930; Page 229A; Image 39 of 55;
Family #329/337.
Listed as Elza W. Grizzel, Jr; age 6; born in VA; in household of father, Wade H. Grizzel.


Ezra Clifford Grizzel

1. 1920 Census, Wise Co, VA; Lipps District; taken on 25 Apr 1930; Page 229A; Image 39 of 55;
Family #329/337.
Listed as Clifford H. Grizzel; age 4 yrs, 8 mons; born in VA; in household of father, Wade H. Grizzel.
2. US Headstone Applications For US Military Veterans, 1925-1949; LDS Web Site.
Ezra Clifford Grizzel; born 11 Mar 1926; died 16 Feb 1948; enlisted 21 Jul 1942; honorably discharged
17 Aug 1945 Serial Number 425 294; Christian; Privat First Class; Company C, 22nd Marine1st Marine
Brigade; buried in Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, WV
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 19 Dec 2013.
Ezra C. Grizzel; born 11 Mar 1926; died 15 Feb 1948; buried here; headstone and grave marker
photos shown; "WEST VIRGINIA PFC 22 MARINES WORLD WAR II".


Bobby R. Hagerman

1. US Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Bobby Hagerman
Residence Date 01 Jan 1998
Residence Place Bartley, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 09 Mar 1946
Address General Delivery
Address Continued Bartley, West Virginia 24813..."
2. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; " Ed and Lula Waddell"; Article; Page 253; submitted by Daisy Estep; PO Box 74,
Jolo, WV 24850.


Thelma Louise Cooper

1. US Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Thelma L Hogerman
Also Known As Thelma L Hagerman
Residence Date 01 Sep 1994-01 Jan 2009
Residence Place Bartley, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 18 Mar 1952
Phone Number (304) 967-5533
Phone Number Recorded Date 01 Jan 2009
Address 254 PO Box
Address Continued Bartley, West Virginia 24813
Address Date 01 Sep 1994-01 Jan 2009.."


Richard Lawson Griffith

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 11 Jul 1900; Page 265B; Image 54
of 65; Family #477/477.
Listed as Richard Griffith; age 36; born in Jun 1863 in KY; married 12 yrs; farmer; head of household.


Vesta Stacy

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 11 Jul 1900; Page 265B; Image 54
of 65; Family #477/477.
Listed as Vesta Griffith; age 28; born in Aug 1872 in VA; married 12 yrs; 4 children, 3 living; in
household of husband, Richard L. Griffith.


Cora Griffith

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 11 Jul 1900; Page 265B; Image 54
of 65; Family #477/477.
Listed as Cora Griffith; age 10; born in Mar 1890 in KY; in household of father, Richard L. Griffith.


Nora F. Griffith

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 11 Jul 1900; Page 265B; Image 54
of 65; Family #477/477.
Listed as Nora F. Griffith; age 5; born in June 1894 in VA; in household of father, Richard L. Griffith.


John William Griffith

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 11 Jul 1900; Page 265B; Image 54
of 65; Family #477/477.
Listed as John W. Griffith; age 9; born in May 1891 in KY; in household of father, Richard L. Griffith.
2. McDowell Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Card #2462; 5 Jun 1917; LDS Web Site.
John William Griffith; age 26; born 31 May 1891 in Pike Co, KY; living at Iaeger, WV; brakeman for Norfolk
and Western Railway, Iaeger, WV; single; no dependents; tall with slender build; blue eyes and dark hair.
3. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Avondale, WV; taken on 23 Feb 1920; Page 240A;
Image 11 of 36; Family #103/107.
Listed as John W. Griffith; age 28; born in KY; single; brakeman for N&W Railway; head of household.
4. 1930 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Clear Fork District; Pocahontas; taken on 17 Apr 1930; Page 139A;
Family #376/476.
Listed as John W. Griffith; age 38; born in KY; married at 28; brakeman for railroad; head of household.
5. 1940 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Magnolia District; O'Keefe; E.D. 30-16; yaken on 23 Apr 1940; Page 352A;
Image 1 of 11; Household #4.
Listed as John W. Griffith; age 48; born in KY; married; 5th grade education; lived in same house on 1 Apr
1935; brakeman for railroad; head of household.
6. Mingo Co, WV; WW II Draft Registration Card #U-172; 27 Apr 1942; Ancestry.com Web Site.
John W. Griffith; age 51; born 31 May 1891 in Pike Co, KY; living at O'Keefe, WV; employed by Norfolk
and Western Railroad; person who will always know address, Chloe Griffith, O'Keefe, WV; 74' tall; 200 lbs; blue
eyes, brown hair; ruddy complexion.
7. Michigan Death Index, 1971-1996; Ancestry.com Web Site.
John W. Griffith; born 31 May 1891; living at York, Washtenaw Co, MI; died 23 Mar 1972 at Saline Washtenaw
Co, MI.
8. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 10 Dec 2013.
John W. Griffith; born 31 May 1891; died 23 Mar 1974; buried here; double headstone photo shown with
wife, Chloe L. Griffith.


Chloe L."Sally" McCoy

1. 1930 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Clear Fork District; Pocahontas; taken on 17 Apr 1930; Page 139A;
Family #376/476.
Listed as Choah Griffith; age 34; born in KY; married at 24; in household of husband, John W. Griffith.
2. 1940 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Magnolia District; O'Keefe; E.D. 30-16; yaken on 23 Apr 1940; Page 352A;
Image 1 of 11; Household #4.
Listed as Chloe Griffith; age 44; born in KY; married; 1st grade education; lived in same house on 1 Apr
1935; housewife; in household of husband, John W. Griffith.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Kenneth Bowen; 23 Jun 2012.
Chloe Sally McCoy Griffith; born 22 Feb 1896 in KY' died 2 Jun 1922 (sic, 1962) in Welch, McDowell Co, WV;
buried here; double headstone photo shown with husband, John W. Griffith.


Marie Griffith

1. 1930 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Clear Fork District; Pocahontas; taken on 17 Apr 1930; Page 139A;
Family #376/476.
Listed as Marie Griffith; age 8; born in WV; in household of father, John W. Griffith.