McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families

Notes


Antonio "Tony" Dellorso Jr

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Canebrake; taken on 10/11 Jan 1920; Page
82A; Image 31 of 43; Family #312/316.
Listed as Tony Delloso, Jr; age 8 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Antonio Dellorso.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Canebrake, taken on 15 Apr 1930; Page 167A;
Image 33 of 57; Family #247/253.
Listed as Tonnie Dellorso, Jr.; age 11; born in WV; in household of father, Antonio Dellorso.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1940); Page 248; WV Archives Web Site.
Toney Dellorso, Jr.; born 15 Apr 1918 at Canebrake, WV; single; living at Canebreak, WV; son ot
Toney and Mary; married on 28 Sep 1940 at Welch, WV; Nancy Lee Santini; born 11 Jun 1922 at
Elbert, WV; single; living at Cucumber, WV; with consent of Victoria Santini, mother.
4. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Canebrake; E.D. 24-22; taken on Apr 30/May 1,
1940; Page 443A; Image 31 of 68; Household #243.
Listed as Tony Dellorso, Jr; age 22; born in WV; married; 7th grade education; lived in same house
on1 Apr 1935; coal loade; in household of father, Antonio, Dellorso.
5. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Tony Dellorso
SSN: 235-07-7517
Last Residence:
24884 Squire, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
BORN: 15 Apr 1918
Died: Jan 1986
State (Year) SSN issued: West Virginia (Before 1951)..."


Nancy Lee Santini

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1940); Page 248; WV Archives Web Site.
Toney Dellorso, Jr.; born 15 Apr 1918 at Canebrake, WV; single; living at Canebreak, WV; son ot
Toney and Mary; married on 28 Sep 1940 at Welch, WV; Nancy Lee Santini; born 11 Jun 1922 at
Elbert, WV; single; living at Cucumber, WV; with consent of Victoria Santini, mother.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Canebrake; E.D. 24-22; taken on Apr 30/May 1,
1940; Page 443A; Image 31 of 68; Household #243.
Listed as nancy Dellorso; age 17; born in WV; married; 3 yrs HS education; lived in McDowell Co, WV
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father-in-law, Antonio Dellorso, Sr, with husband Antonio Dellorso, Jr.


Homer Smith Deskins

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1941); Page 289; WV Archives Web Site.
Homer Deskins; age 21; born in Batley, WV; single; living at Iaeger, WV; married on 4 Oct 1941 at
Iaeger, WV; Frances Garner; age 21; born in Bartley, WV (sic, in AL); single; living at Iaeger, WV.
2. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom
Hatcher and Sandra Long; "William Van Deskins"; Article; Page 140; submitted by Cledith Stewart,
22 E.S.R. 314, Rt 1, Centerburg, OH 43011.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by F. Hylton; 16 May 2010; maintained by Sue Lapp.
" Homer Smith Deskins
Birth 21 Apr 1922
USA
Death 31 Aug 1995 (aged 73)
USA
Burial
Roselawn Memorial Gardens
Princeton, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 52466187"


Frances Garner

1. 1930 Census, Bibb Co, AL; River Bend District; Moffatt; taken 15 Apr 1930; Page 175B; Image 34
of 34; Family #237/253.
Listed as Frances Garner; age 7; born in AL; in household of father, Malcom Garner.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1941); Page 289; WV Archives Web Site.
Homer Deskins; age 21; born in Batley, WV; single; living at Iaeger, WV; married on 4 Oct 1941 at
Iaeger, WV; Franves Garner; age 21; born in Bartley, WV (sic, in AL); single; living at Iaeger, WV.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton, Mercer Co, WV; submitted by
F. Hylton; 16 May 2010; maintained by Sue Lapp.
Frances Garner Deskins; born 19 Feb 1923 in AL; died 14 Feb 1987 in Welch, WV; buried here;
double grave marker photo shown with husband, Homer Smith Deskins.


Shields Amos Menefee

1. Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Shields A. Menefee
Gender: Male
Marital status: Single
Race: Black
Age: 23
Birth Date: 1885
Birth Place: , Franklin, VA.
Marriage Date: 24 Sep 1908
Marriage Place: Franklin County, Virginia
Father: Abner Menefee
Mother: Letitia Menefee
Spouse: Linnie M. Hopkins
FHL Film Number: 31523"
2. Franklin Co, Va; WWI Draft Registration Card #95; 12 Sep 1918; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Shields Amos Menefee; age 33; born 29 Jan 1885; farmer; Negro; living in Rocky Mount, VA; nearest
relative, Mrs. Linnie May Menefee, Rocky Mount, VA; medium height with stout build; brown eyes and
Black hair.
3. Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Shields Amos Menefee
Gender: Male
Race: Black
Death Age: 60
Birth Date: 29 Jan 1886
Death Date: 25 Apr 1946
Death Place: Rocky Mount, Franklin, Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 4 May 1946
Father: Abner Menefee
Mother: Latisha Goode
Spouse: Beulah Menefee
Certificate Number: 1946008971"


Linnie May Hopkins

1. Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Linnie May Menefee
[Linnie May Hopkins]
[Linnie May Hubson]
Gender: Female
Race: Black
Death Age: 40
Birth Date: abt 1887
Death Date: 1 Feb 1927
Death Place: Franklin, Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 3 Feb 1927
Father: Bill Hubson
Mother: Sallie Hughes
Spouse: Shields Menefee
Certificate Number: 1927003189"


Willie Mae Menefee

1. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Willie Mae Menefee
[Willie Mae Fuqua]
[Willie Fugua]
Gender: Female
Race: Black
Birth Date: 18 Jan 1914
Birth Place: Rocky MT Fra, Virginia
[Rocky Mount, Virginia]
Death Date: 9 Apr 1997
Father: Shields Menefee
Mother: Linnie M Hopkins
SSN: 227301368
Notes: Dec 1943: Name listed as WILLIE MAE MENEFEE;
Nov 1968: Name listed as WILLIE MAE FUQUA;
15 Apr 1997: Name listed as WILLIE M FUGUA"


Fairy Menefee

1. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Fairy Menefee Smith
[Fairy M Smith]
[Fairy Menefee Menefee]
Gender: Female
Race: Black
Birth Date: 20 Jan 1921
Birth Place: Franklin CO, Virginia
Death Date: 15 Nov 1987
Father: Shields A Menefee
Mother: Minnie M Hopkins
SSN: 230264008
Death Certificate Number: 27107093381
Disability Status: Disability denied - no record of type.
Signature on SSN Card: Fairy Leemenefe Smith
Relationship of Signature: Signature name differs from NH’s name.
Notes: Mar 1943: Name listed as FAIRY MENEFEE SMITH;
22 May 1998: Name listed as FAIRY M SMITH"


Will Gaston

1. 1900 Meriwether Co, GA; Jones Mills; taken 5 Jun 1900; Page 284B; Image 6 of 10; Family #56/56.
Listed as Will Gaston; age 20; born in Apr 1880 in GA; single; Black; farm laborer; in household of
father, Jake Gaston.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1923); Page 419; WV Archives Web Site.
Will Gaston; age 45; born in LA (sic?, GA?); widowed; miner; Black; living at Elkhorn, WV;
son of Jake and Caroline; married on __(license issued on 26 Jun 1923); Laura Hayes;
age 27; born in Greene Co (sic Greensboro), NC; single; Black; daughter of Alex and Mariah.
(Returned by minister W.H. Mitchell with only June 1923 and no place cited)
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Coalwood; E.D. 24-13; taken 8 May 1940; Page
243A; Image 11 of 36; Household #125.
Listed as Will Gaston; age 55; born in LA; married; Negro; 3rd grade education; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; timberman in coal mine; head of household.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #17537; WV Archives Web Site.
Will Gaston; age 59; born in Mar 1880 in Greenville, GA; married; Negro; coal loader; living at
Coalwood; son of Jake and Caroline Gaston; died 22 Feb 1947 at Coalwood, WV; from slate
fall in mine; buried 26 Feb 1947 in Roderfield; informant, Mary Gaston.
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Roderfield Cemetery (sic, Iaeger Memorial Cemetery), Roderfield,
McDowell Co, WV; submitted by OurPast; 28 Jun 2011.
Will Gaston; born in Mar 1888 in GA; died 22 Feb 1947 at Coalwood, WV; buried here; death
certificate shown.


Mary Mosley

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 4 Apr 1930; Page 92A;
Image 7 of 64; Family #69/70.
Listed as Mary Gaston; age 39; born in KY; married at 34; Negro; in household of husband, Will
Gaston.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Coalwood; E.D. 24-13; taken on 8 May 1940;
Page 243A; Image 11 of 36; Household #125.
Listed as Mary Gaston; age 48; born in KY; Negro; married; 6th grade education; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Will Gaston.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #8957; WV Archives Web Site.
Mary Gaston; age 56 yrs, 3 mons; born 12 Feb 1900 in KY; widow; Negro; living at Coalwood, WV;
daughter of Dowell and America (Vernable) Mosley; died 7 Jun 1956 at Coalwood, WV due to
a coronary thrombosis; buried 12 Jun 1956 in Iaeger Memorial Cemetery; informant, Helen Davis.
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 30 Dec 2013.
Mary Gaston; born 12 Feb 1899 (sic, per death certificate, 1900); died 7 Jun 1956; buried here;
headstone photo shown; "SHE WAS THE SUNSHINE OF OUR HOME".


Helen Gaston

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 4 Apr 1930; Page 92B;
Image 8 of 64; Family #69/70.
Listed as Helen Gaston; age 1 yr, 6 mons; born in WV; Negro; in household of father, Will Gaston.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Coalwood; E.D. 24-13; taken on 8 May 1940;
Page 243A; Image 11 of 36; Household #125.
Listed as Helen Gaston; age 11; born in WV; Negro; 3rd grade education; attending school; lived
in same house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Will Gaston.


Salvatore "Sam" Garzaniti

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1924); Page 135; WV Archives Web Site.
Sam Garzanto; age 26; born in Italy; single; miner; living at Excelsior, WV; son of Nick and Mary;
married on 13 Jan 1924 at Excelsior, WV; Mary Sardanell; age 16; born in WI; single; daughter of
Domenick and Josie.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Berwind; taken 5 Apr 1930; Page 132A; Image
11 of 45; Family #95/98.
Listed as Sam Garzant; age 32; born in Italy; married at 27; coal miner; head of household.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Berwind/Newhall; E.D. 24-19; taken on 27 Apr
1940; Page 358A; Image 21 of 46; Household #178.
Listed as Sam Garzanit; age 43; born in Italy; married; no education; lived in Bishop, McDowell Co,
WV on 1 Apr 1935; loader in coal mine; head of household.
4. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Sam Garzant
Race: White
Age: 44
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Place: Italy
Birth Date: 25 Apr 1897
Residence Place: War, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 16 Feb 1942
Employer: Pocahontas Fuel Co
Weight: 135
Complexion: Ruddy
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Black
Height: 5 3
Next of Kin: Mary Garzant
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Sam Garzant Self (Head)'
5. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'57 001864; WV Archives Web Site.
Sam Garzanit or Garzant; age 59; born 25 Apr 1897 in Italy; divorced; coal miner; SS#233-10-7248;
living at War, WV; son of Nicolia and Mary Garzanit; died 4 Feb 1957 at Bishop; due to coal mine
explosion; first and second degree burns to face, handsand chest, carbon monoxide poisoning
buried 7 Feb 1957 in Iaeger Memorial, Roderfield, WV; informant, Domnick Garzanit, War, WV.
6. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 19 Dec 2013
Sam Garzaniti; born 25 Apr 1897; died 4 Feb 1957; buried here; headstone photo shown; "IN
LOVING MEMORY".


Mary A. Sardenella

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1924); Page 135; WV Archives Web Site.
Sam Garzanto; age 26; born in Italy; single; miner; living at Excelsior, WV; son of Nick and Mary;
married on 13 Jan 1924 at Excelsior, WV; Mary Sardanell; age 16; born in WI; single; daughter of
Domenick and Josie.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Berwind; taken 5 Apr 1930; Page 132A; Image
11 of 45; Family #95/98.
Listed as Mary A. Garzant; age 22; born in WI; married at 16; in household of husband, Salvatore
Garzaniti.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Berwind/Newhall; E.D. 24-19; taken on 27 Apr
1940; Page 358A; Image 21 of 46; Household #178.
Listed as Mary Garzanit; age 32; born in WI; married; 2nd grade education; lived in Bishop,
McDowell Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Sam Garzaniti.
4. Poore Family Tree; posted by yerevan; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Mary Sardenella
1909–1993
Birth 5 FEBRUARY 1909 • Wisconsin, United States
Death 15 AUGUST 1993 • Toledo, Lucas, Ohio, United States"


Domnick Joseph Garzaniti

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Berwind/Newhall; E.D. 24-19; taken on 27 Apr
1940; Page 358A; Image 21 of 46; Household #178.
Listed as Dominick Garzanit; age 7; born in WV; 2nd grade education; attending school; lived in
Bishop, McDowell Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Sam Garzaniti.
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Domnick Joseph Garzanit
[Domnick Garzanit]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 6 May 1932
Birth Place: Berwind Mcdo, West Virginia
Death Date: 1 Apr 2001
Father: Sam Garzanit
Mother: Mary Sardinell
SSN: 233449227
Notes: Jun 1946: Name listed as DOMNICK JOSEPH GARZANIT;
13 Apr 2001: Name listed as DOMNICK GARZANIT"


Carmella Garzaniti

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Berwind/Newhall; E.D. 24-19; taken on 27 Apr 1940;
Page 358A; Image 21 of 46; Household #178.
Listed as Carmella Garzanit; age 5; born in WV; lived in Bishop, McDowell Co,
WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Sam Garzaniti.


Frank Garzaniti

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Berwind/Newhall; E.D. 24-19; taken on 27 Apr 1940;
Page 358A; Image 21 of 46; Household #178.
Listed as Frank Garzanit; age 5; born in WV; in household of father, Sam Garzaniti.


Malcom Garner Sr

1. Alabama Select Marriage, 1816-1957; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Malcom Garner; age 20; married on 10 Mar 1915 in Minooka Chilton Co, AL; Betty Horton.
2. 1920 Census, Shelby Co, AL; Bamford; taken on 28 Jan 1920; Page 118B; Image 4 of 4; Family #79/79.
Malcom Garner; age 25; born in AL; timber cutter for coal mine; head of household.
3. 1930 Census, Bibb Co, AL; River Bend District; Moffatt; taken 15 Apr 1930; Page 175B; Image 34 of 34;
Family #237/253.
Listed as Malcom Garner; age 35; born in AL; married at 21; coal miner; head of household.
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 25 Feb 2014.
Malcom Garner; born 6 Jun 1894; died 10 Jan 1940; buried here; triple headstone photo shown with
sons, Malcom, Jr and Willard; all three were killed in a Pond Creek Mine explosion.


Betty Horton

1. 1920 Census, Shelby Co, AL; Bamford; taken on 28 Jan 1920; Page 118B; Image 4 of 4; Family #79/79.
Listed as Bettie Garner; age 23; born in AL; married; in household of husband, Malcom Garner.
2. 1930 Census, Bibb Co, AL; River Bend District; Moffatt; taken 15 Apr 1930; Page 175B; Image 34 of 34;
Family #237/253.
Listed as Bettie Garner; age 34; born in AL; married at 20; in household of husband, Malcom Garner.


Malcom Garner Jr

1. 1930 Census, Bibb Co, AL; River Bend District; Moffatt; taken 15 Apr 1930; Page 175B; Image 34 of 34;
Family #237/253.
Listed as Malcom Garner, Jr; age 9; born in AL; in household of father, Malcom Garner.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #574; WV Archives Web Site.
Malcolm Garner, Jr; age 19; born in 1920 in AL; single; miner for Pond Creek Mine; living at Bartley, WV;
son of Malcom and Betty (Horton) Garner; died 10 Jan 1940 at Bartley, WV; due to burns over entire body
from mine explosion; buried 15 Jan 1940 in Roderfield, WV; informant, Mrs. Betty Horton, Bartley, WV.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 25 Feb 2014.
Malcom Garner, Jr; born 22 Dec 1921 died 10 Jan 1940; buried here; triple headstone photo shown with
Father, Malcom, Sr and brother, Willard A.; all three were killed in a Pond Creek Mine explosion.


James C. Garner

1. 1930 Census, Bibb Co, AL; River Bend District; Moffatt; taken 15 Apr 1930; Page 175B; Image 34 of 34;
Family #237/253.
Listed as James C. Garner; age 4 yrs, 1 mon; born in AL; in household of father, Malcom Garner.


William E. Garner

1. 1930 Census, Bibb Co, AL; River Bend District; Moffatt; taken 15 Apr 1930; Page 175B; Image 34 of 34;
Family #237/253.
Listed as William E. Garner; age 1 yr, 11 mons; born in AL; in household of father, Malcom Garner.


Ellis O'Brien Lee Jr

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; "Ellis O'Brien and Daisy Pearl H
Lee" Article; Page 187; submitted by Pat Joyce, Rt2, Box 49, White Plains, MD 20695.


Irvin Alexander Lee Rev

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; "Ellis O'Brien and Daisy Pearl H
Lee" Article; Page 187; submitted by Pat Joyce, Rt2, Box 49, White Plains, MD 20695.