McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families

Notes


Charles Carter Riggs

1. Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: C. C. Riggs
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Age: 22
Birth Date: 1878
Birth Place: Scott Co. VA.
Marriage Date: 3 Feb 1900
Marriage Place: Scott County, Virginia
Father: M. A.
Mother: P.
Spouse: Bessie Davidson
FHL Film Number: 2048451
Reference ID: Scott Image 294"
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; taken on 24 May 1910; Page 31B; Image 32 of 45;
Family #295/295.
Listed as Charles C. Riggs; age 35; born in VA; married once for 10 yrs; shop machinist; head of
household.
3. McDowell Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Card #622; 12 Sep 1918; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Charles Carter Riggs; age 40; born 14 Jun 1878 ; living at Box 193, Gary, WV; power plant machanic
for US Coal & Coke Co, Gary, WV; nearest relative, Bessie Riggs, Gary, WV; short with slender build;
blue eyes and light hair.
4. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Gary; taken on 30 Jan 1920; Page 193A; Image 41
of 70; Family #367/401.
Listed as Charles C. Riggs; age 41; born in VA; married; machinist in electric power plant; head of
household.
5. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Gary; taken on 6 Apr 1930; Page 24A; Image 21 of 60;
Family #182/189.
Listed as Charles C. Riggs; age 52; born in VA; married at 22; machinist in power house; head of
household.
6. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Gary; E.D. 24-3; taken on 16 Apr 1940; Page 51B;
Image 38 of 64; Household #307.
Listed as Charles C. Riggs; age 62; born in VA; married; 7th grade education; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; coal mine foreman; head of household.
7. McDowell Co, WV; WW II Draft Registration Card #U-253; 27 Apr 1942; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Charles Carter Riggs; age 64; born 14 jun 1877 in Clinchport, VA; living at Gary, WV; employed by
United States Coal & Coke Company, Gary, WV; person who will always know address, Eliazbeth D.
Riggs, Gary, WV; 5'9" tall; 176 lbs; blue eyes; gray hair; ruddy complexion; appendix operation.
8. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Edgewater New Smyrna Cemetery, Edgewater, Volusia Co, FL; submitted by
Robert Stanley Orrell; 5 Feb 2009.
Charles C. Riggs; born in 1878; died in 1954; buried here; grave marker phot shown.


Elizabeth Elvira "Bessie" Davidson

1. Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Bessie Davidson
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Age: 21
Birth Date: 1879
Birth Place: Scott Co. VA.
Marriage Date: 3 Feb 1900
Marriage Place: Scott County, Virginia
Father: Jno. M.
Mother: M.
Spouse: C. C. Riggs
FHL Film Number: 2048451
Reference ID: Scott Image 294"
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; taken on 24 May 1910; Page 31B; Image 32 of 45;
Family #295/295.
Listed as Bessie Riggs; age 32; born in VA; married once for 10 yrs; 3 children; all living; in household
of husband, Charles C. Riggs.
3. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Gary; taken on 30 Jan 1920; Page 193A; Image 41
of 70; Family #367/401.
Listed as Bessie Riggs; age 32; born in VA; married; in household of husband, Charles C. Riggs.
5. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Gary; taken on 6 Apr 1930; Page 24A; Image 21 of 60;
Family #182/189.
Listed as Elizabeth E. Riggs; age 51; born in VA; married at 21; in household of husband, Charles C. Riggs.
6. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Gary; E.D. 24-3; taken on 16 Apr 1940; Page 51B;
Image 38 of 64; Household #307.
Listed as Eliazbeth Riggs; age 61; born in VA; married; 7th grade education; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Charles C. Riggs..
7. Mercer Co, WV; death Certificate #7557; WV Archives Web Site.
Elizabeth Elvira Tiggs; age 65 yrs, 1 mn, 5 days; born 12 Apr 1878 in Rye Cove, VA; married; wife of
C.C. Riggs; housewife; living at Gary, WV; daughter of John M. and Mattie (Richmond) Davidson; died 17
May 1943 in Bluefield Sanitarium, Bluefield, WV; due to pertioneal carcimoma; burie 20 May 1943 in family
cemetery, East Stone Gap, VA; informant, Mrs. E. W. Alley; Jenkinjones, WV.


Hagan Pridemore Riggs

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; taken on 24 May 1910; Page 31B; Image 32 of 45;
Family #295/295.
Listed as Hagan Riggs; age 6; born in VA; in household of father, Charles C. Riggs.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Gary; taken on 30 Jan 1920; Page 193A; Image 41
of 70; Family #367/401.
Listed as Hagan Riggs; age 15; born in VA; in household of father, Charles C. Riggs.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Gary; taken on 6 Apr 1930; Page 24A; Image 21 of 60;
Family #182/189.
Listed as Hagan Riggs; age 25; born in VA; single; stationery engineer in power house; in household of
father, Charles C. Riggs.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1931); Page 325; WV Archives Web Site.
Hagan Riggs; age 26; born in Scott Co, VA; single; power plant operator; living at Gary, WV;
son of Charles C. and Elizabeth; married on 6 Mar 1931 at Welch, WV; sybile Marshall; age
23; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; living at Jenkinjones, WV; daughter of Ward E. and
Rachel K.
5. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Hagan Pridmore Riggs
Race: White
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Place: Rye Cove, Virginia, USA
Birth Date: 21 Aug 1904
Residence: Gary, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 16 Feb 1942
Occupation: U S Coal And Coke Co
Weight: 147
Complexion: Dark
Eye Color: Gray
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5 8
Next of Kin: Sybil Marshall Riggs
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Hagan Pridmore Riggs Self (Head)"
6. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Monte Vista Park Cemetery, Bluefield, Mercer Co, WV; submitted by
F. Hylton; 19 Jun 2013.
Hagan Pridemore Riggs; born 21 Aug 1904 in Scott Co, VA; died 30 oct 1974 in Bluefield, Mercer Co, VA;
buried here; stone bench photo shown here; marriage license posted.


Sybil Mazie Marshall

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Northfork District; Roanoke; taken on 11 May 1910; Page 32A; Image
5 of 39; Family #40/44.
Listed as Sibyl Marshall; age 3; born in WV; in household of father, William L. Marshall.
2.1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Jenkinjones; taken on 21 Jan 1920; page 287A; Image 23 of
34; Family #239/245.
Listed as Sybble Marshall; age 12; born in WV; in household of father, William L. Marshall.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1931); Page 325; WV Archives Web Site.
Hagan Riggs; age 26; born in Scott Co, VA; single; power plant operator; living at Gary, WV;
son of Charles C. and Elizabeth; married on 6 Mar 1931 at Welch, WV; sybile Marshall; age
23; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; living at Jenkinjones, WV; daughter of Ward E. and
Rachel K.


Charles Roland Rife

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Huff Creek District, taken on 2 Jan 1920, Page 216A , Family #7.
Listed as Charles R. Riffe, age 6, born in WV, in household of father, Moses C. Riffe.
2. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Huff Creek District, taken on 9 Apr 1930, Page 177A , Family #46.
Listed as Roland Riffe, age 16, born in WV, in household of father, Moses C. Riffe.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1935); Page 496; WV Archives Web Site.
Roland Riffe; age 21; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Hanover, WV; son of Mose and Alice Riffe;
married on 2 Mar 1935 at Hanover, WV; Mrs. Ruth Damron Lester; age 22; born in Wyoming Co, WV;
living at Hanover, WV; daughter of Kennis and Pricie Damron.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1946) Page 280; WV Archives Web Site.
Roland Riffe; age 33; born in Hanover, WV; divorced; living at Iaeger, WV; married on 18 Mar 1946
at Hanover, WV; Margaret Dewese; age 23; born in Buchanan Co, VA; single; living at Iaeger, WV.


Margaret E. Dewese

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1946) Page 280; WV Archives Web Site.
Roland Riffe; age 33; born in Hanover, WV; divorced; living at Iaeger, WV; married on 18 Mar 1946
at Hanover, WV; Margaret Dewese; age 23; born in Buchanan Co, VA; single; living at Iaeger, WV.


Charles Roland Rife

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Huff Creek District, taken on 2 Jan 1920, Page 216A , Family #7.
Listed as Charles R. Riffe, age 6, born in WV, in household of father, Moses C. Riffe.
2. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Huff Creek District, taken on 9 Apr 1930, Page 177A , Family #46.
Listed as Roland Riffe, age 16, born in WV, in household of father, Moses C. Riffe.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1935); Page 496; WV Archives Web Site.
Roland Riffe; age 21; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Hanover, WV; son of Mose and Alice Riffe;
married on 2 Mar 1935 at Hanover, WV; Mrs. Ruth Damron Lester; age 22; born in Wyoming Co, WV;
living at Hanover, WV; daughter of Kennis and Pricie Damron.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1946) Page 280; WV Archives Web Site.
Roland Riffe; age 33; born in Hanover, WV; divorced; living at Iaeger, WV; married on 18 Mar 1946
at Hanover, WV; Margaret Dewese; age 23; born in Buchanan Co, VA; single; living at Iaeger, WV.


Ruth Damron

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1931) Page 257; WV Archives Web Site.
Luster V. Lester; age 21; born in Wyoming Vo, WV; single; miner; living at North Spring, WV;
son of David and Nancy; married on 5 Feb 1931 at Litwar, WV; Ruthie Dameron; age 19; born
in Wtoming Co, WV; single; daughter of Kennis and Pricy.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1935); Page 496; WV Archives Web Site.
Roland Riffe; age 21; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Hanover, WV; son of Mose and Alice Riffe;
married on 2 Mar 1935 at Hanover, WV; Mrs. Ruth Damron Lester; age 22; born in Wyoming Co, WV;
living at Hanover, WV; daughter of Kennis and Pricie Damron.


Peet Arnold

1. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1931); Page 280; WV Archives Web Site.
Peet Arnold; age 25; born in Raleigh Co, WV; living at Crab Orchard, WV; married on 5 Dec 1931
at Beckley, WV; Elmo Stanton; age 32; born in Fayette Co, WV; living at Crab Orchard, WV.


Alma Lois Stanton

1. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1931); Page 280; WV Archives Web Site.
Peet Arnold; age 25; born in Raleigh Co, WV; living at Crab Orchard, WV; married on 5 Dec 1931
at Beckley, WV; Elmo Stanton; age 32; born in Fayette Co, WV; living at Crab Orchard, WV.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1960); Page 428; WV Archives Web Site.
John F. Riffe; age 66; born in McDowell Co, WV; divorced; living at Ikes Fork, WV; son of Fred and
Elmira (Davis) Riffe, Sr; married on 23 Sep 1960 at Pineville, WV; Alma Arnold; age 62; born in
Fayette Co, WV; widowed; living at Ikes Fork, WV; daughter of John and Daisy (Powers) Stanton.
3. E-mail; 29 Feb 1920; Lydia Riffe.
"...I have a few additions for the Iaeger Memorial Cemetery. I also have pictures of all these gravestones if you are interested.
Thanks for compiling the list.
Lydia Riffe
Riffe and related persons at Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, WV
"...Alma Lois Riffe, 24 Apr 1898 -25 Jun 1993, [aka Elmo Lois, d. of John Stanton and Daisey Powers. 2nd wife of John F. Riffe.]..."
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 21 Jul 2014
Alma lois Riffe; born 24 Apr 1898; died 25 Jun 1993; buried here; headstone photo shown.


Roy Blankenship

1. 1920 Census, Logan Co, WV, Triadelphia District, taken on 27 Jan 1920, Page 225A, Family #423.
Listed as Roy Blankenship, age 8, born in WV, in household of father, L. Lorning Blankenship.
2. 1930 Census, Mingo Co, WV, Gilbert, taken on 3 Apr 1930, Page 136A, Family #41.
Listed as Roy Blankenship, age 17, born in WV, in household of father, L. Loring Blankenship.
3. Logan Co, WV Death Certificate #3869; WV Archives Web Site.
Roy Blankenship; age 24 yrs, 6 mons, 17 days; born 28 Aug 1910 in Wyoming Co, WV; married; husband
of Mrs. Ruby Blankenship; miner; living at Landville, WV; son of Lorain L. and Laura (Hatfield) Blankenship;
died 15 Mar 1935 at Landville, WV; due to accident, motor ran over him in mine; buried 17 Mar 1935 at Man,
WV; informant, Lorain Blankenship, Landville, WV.


John William Richardson

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw; taken on 28/29 Feb 1920; Page
221B; Image 16 of 26; Family #125/125.
Listed as John W. Richardson; age 12; born in WV; in household of father, George T. Richardson.
2. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #19767; Ancestry.com Web Site.
John William Richardson; age 28; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; no previous marriage; filling
station operator; living in Bradshaw, WV; son of George T. and Minervia (Holdren) Richardson;
married on 12 Oct 1936 at Grundy, VA; Dorothy Joyce Hill; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV;
single; never married; living at Bradshaw, WV; daughter of Horton Reece and Amanda (Hardy)
Hill.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw; E.D. 24-60; taken on 18 Apr
1940; Page 1204A; Image 45 of 132; Household #350.
Listed as John W. Richardson; age 32; born in WV; married; 1 yr HS education; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; service station attendent; head of household.
4. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: William John Richardson
Race: White
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Place: Big Sandy, West Virginia, USA
Birth Date: 21 Nov 1907
Residence: Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Occupation: F W Woolworth And Company
Weight: 136
Complexion: Light
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Blonde
Height: 5 8
Next of Kin: G T Richardson
Relationship to Draftee: Mother
Household Members:
Name Relationship
William John Richardson Self (Head)
G T Richardson Mother"
5. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: John W. Richardson
SSN: 235-28-1781
Last Residence:
07834 Denville, Morris, New Jersey, USA
BORN: 21 Nov 1907
Died: 7 Aug 2000
State (Year) SSN issued: West Virginia (Before 1951)"
6. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; 1995; Edited by Dr, Thomas C.
Hatcher; Geneva Steele; Sandra Long and Christine Carr McGuire; "John Richardson"; Article;
Page 229; submitted by Arthur Short, 109 Summers St, Welch, WV 24801.
"...moved to Roanoke, VA where he was kidnapped when he was 4...."


Dorothy Joyce Hill

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #19767; Ancestry.com Web Site.
John William Richardson; age 28; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; no previous marriage; filling
station operator; living in Bradshaw, WV; son of George T. and Minervia (Holdren) Richardson;
married on 12 Oct 1936 at Grundy, VA; Dorothy Joyce Hill; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV;
single; never married; living at Bradshaw, WV; daughter of Horton Reece and Amanda (Hardy)
Hill.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw; E.D. 24-60; taken on 18 Apr
1940; Page 1204A; Image 45 of 132; Household #350.
Listed as Dortha Richardson; age 22; born in WV; married; 2 yrs HS education; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, John W. Richardson.
3. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; 1995; Edited by Dr, Thomas C.
Hatcher; Geneva Steele; Sandra Long and Christine Carr McGuire; "John Richardson"; Article;
Page 229; submitted by Arthur Short, 109 Summers St, Welch, WV 24801.
"...His first marriage to Dorothy lasted 28 years..."
"...Dorothy said when the children were grown, she would leave, and she did...."


Thomas R. Richardson

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw; E.D. 24-60; taken on 18 Apr
1940; Page 1204A; Image 45 of 132; Household #350.
Listed as Thomas R. Richardson; age 2; born in WV; in household of father, John W. Richardson.
2. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; 1995; Edited by Dr, Thomas C.
Hatcher; Geneva Steele; Sandra Long and Christine Carr McGuire; "John Richardson"; Article;
Page 229; submitted by Arthur Short, 109 Summers St, Welch, WV 24801.


Lynn Richardson

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; 1995; Edited by Dr, Thomas C.
Hatcher; Geneva Steele; Sandra Long and Christine Carr McGuire; "John Richardson"; Article;
Page 229; submitted by Arthur Short, 109 Summers St, Welch, WV 24801.