James Edward Johnson

M, #588, b. 4 Sep 1929, d. 27 Jan 2005
FatherJesse Sylvester Johnson b. 9 Jan 1905, d. 1 Sep 1959
MotherMerle Jane Fox b. 6 Mar 1909, d. 28 Jan 1938
Birth*4 Sep 1929 James was born at Sandstone, Summers Co, WV, on 4 Sep 1929.1 
 He was the son of Jesse Sylvester Johnson and Merle Jane Fox
(Witness) Census4 Apr 1930 James Edward Johnson appeared on the census of 4 Apr 1930 in the household of Eliza Agnes Bragg at Green Sulphur Dist, Summers Co, WV.2 
(Witness) Residence1 Apr 1935 James Edward Johnson lived with Jesse Sylvester Johnson on 1 Apr 1935 at Laurel Creek Rd, Sandstone, Summers Co, WV.2 
Residence28 Jan 1938 James Edward Johnson resided at Sandstone, Summers Co, WV, on 28 Jan 1938.3 
(Witness) Census11 Apr 1940 He appeared on the census of 11 Apr 1940 in the household of Jesse Sylvester Johnson at Laurel Creek Rd, Sandstone, Summers Co, WV.4 
Residence1 Sep 1959 James Edward Johnson resided at Point Pleasant, Mason Co, WV, on 1 Sep 1959.5 
Marriage*21 Oct 1961 He married Betty Madeline 'Blondie' Vest at Hinton, Summers Co, WV, on 21 Oct 1961. James Edward Johnson, age 32, single, b. Sandstone, res. Sandstone; Betty Madeline Ward, age 30, widowed, b. Freeman, WV, res. Sandstone; md by E.C. Wheeler at Hinton.1 
Residence*1989 James Edward Johnson resided at Hinton, Summers Co, WV, in 1989. 
Death*27 Jan 2005 He died on 27 Jan 2005 at Hinton, Summers Co, WV, at age 75..6 
Burial*31 Jan 2005 He was buried on 31 Jan 2005 at Restwood Mem Park, Madams Creek, Summers Co, WV.6 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
4 Apr 1930Green Sulphur Dist, Summers Co, WVEliza Agnes Bragg, Lon Greene Johnson, James Franklin Johnson, Jesse Sylvester Johnson, Merle Jane Fox and James Edward Johnson2
11 Apr 1940Laurel Creek Rd, Sandstone, Summers Co, WVJesse Sylvester Johnson, James Edward Johnson, Erma Maydell Johnson and James Franklin Johnson4

Partners and Children

Marriage*21 Oct 1961 He married Betty Madeline 'Blondie' Vest at Hinton, Summers Co, WV, on 21 Oct 1961. James Edward Johnson, age 32, single, b. Sandstone, res. Sandstone; Betty Madeline Ward, age 30, widowed, b. Freeman, WV, res. Sandstone; md by E.C. Wheeler at Hinton.1 

Citations

  1. [S2712] WV Marriages Summers Co, WV.
  2. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  3. [S237] Obituary, Merle Jane Johnson, Hinton (WV) Daily News, Friday, 28 January 1938.
  4. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, Summers Co, WV, ED 45-13, p. 9B, online at ancestry.com.
  5. [S237] Obituary, Jesse S. Johnson, Beckley (WV) Post-Herald, Wednesday, 2 Sept 1959.
  6. [S237] Obituary, James Edward Johnson, Beckley (WV) Register-Herald, 1 February 2005, online at http://www.register-herald.com/articles/2005/02/01/…, accessed 1 Feb 2005.

Betty Madeline 'Blondie' Vest1

F, #590, b. 13 Feb 1931, d. 12 May 2015
FatherRaymond Lincoln Vest1 b. 24 Mar 1897, d. 21 Feb 1976
MotherBetty Jane 'Betsy' Burchett1 b. 17 Jul 1895, d. 5 Aug 1970
Birth*13 Feb 1931 Betty was born at Freeman, Mercer Co, WV, on 13 Feb 1931.2,1 
 She was the daughter of Raymond Lincoln Vest and Betty Jane 'Betsy' Burchett.1 
(Witness) Census2 May 1940 Betty Madeline 'Blondie' Vest appeared on the census of 2 May 1940 in the household of Raymond Lincoln Vest and Betty Jane 'Betsy' Burchett at Simmons, Mercer Co, WV.3 
Marriage*6 Oct 1952 She married Summers Doran Ward at Green Sulphur Springs, Summers Co, WV, on 6 Oct 1952. Summers Doran Ward, age 24, b. 15 May 1928, Brooks, WV, res. Sandstone, WV, par. Enny & Beatrice Ward; Betty Madeline Vest, age 21, b. 13 Feb 1931, Freeman, WV, res. Beaver, WV, par. Raymond L. & Betty Vest; md by W.W. Hicks at Green Sulphur.2 
Marriage*21 Oct 1961 She married James Edward Johnson at Hinton, Summers Co, WV, on 21 Oct 1961. James Edward Johnson, age 32, single, b. Sandstone, res. Sandstone; Betty Madeline Ward, age 30, widowed, b. Freeman, WV, res. Sandstone; md by E.C. Wheeler at Hinton.1 
Residence5 Aug 1970 Betty Madeline 'Blondie' Vest resided at Sandstone, Summers Co, WV, on 5 Aug 1970.4 
Residence21 Feb 1976 She resided at Sandstone, Summers Co, WV, on 21 Feb 1976.5 
Residence11 Apr 1986 She resided at Hinton, Summers Co, WV, on 11 Apr 1986.6 
Residence*27 Jan 2005 She resided at Hinton, Summers Co, WV, on 27 Jan 2005.7 
Death*12 May 2015 Betty died on 12 May 2015 at Hinton, Summers Co, WV, at age 84.8 
Burial*15 May 2015 Her body was interred on 15 May 2015 at Madams Creek, Summers Co, WV, at Restwood Mem Park.8 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
2 May 1940Simmons, Mercer Co, WVRaymond Lincoln Vest, Betty Jane 'Betsy' Burchett, Lloyd Engram Vest, Frank Scott Vest, Albert B. 'Ted' Vest, Mary Ann Vest, Betty Madeline 'Blondie' Vest, Curtis Ray Vest and Dorothy Vest3

Partners and Children

Marriage*6 Oct 1952 She married Summers Doran Ward at Green Sulphur Springs, Summers Co, WV, on 6 Oct 1952. Summers Doran Ward, age 24, b. 15 May 1928, Brooks, WV, res. Sandstone, WV, par. Enny & Beatrice Ward; Betty Madeline Vest, age 21, b. 13 Feb 1931, Freeman, WV, res. Beaver, WV, par. Raymond L. & Betty Vest; md by W.W. Hicks at Green Sulphur.2 
Children

Partners and Children

Marriage*21 Oct 1961 She married James Edward Johnson at Hinton, Summers Co, WV, on 21 Oct 1961. James Edward Johnson, age 32, single, b. Sandstone, res. Sandstone; Betty Madeline Ward, age 30, widowed, b. Freeman, WV, res. Sandstone; md by E.C. Wheeler at Hinton.1 

Citations

  1. [S2712] WV Marriages Summers Co, WV.
  2. [S2712] WV Marriages Raleigh Co, WV.
  3. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  4. [S237] Obituary, Betsy Jane Vest, Bluefield (WV) Daily-Telegraph, Thursday, 6 August 1970.
  5. [S237] Obituary, Raymond Lincoln Vest, Beckley (WV) Post-Herald, Monday, 23 February 1976.
  6. [S237] Obituary, Charles Benson Vest, Bluefield (WV) Daily-Telegraph, Friday, 18 April 1986.
  7. [S237] Obituary, James Edward Johnson, Beckley (WV) Register-Herald, 1 February 2005, online at http://www.register-herald.com/articles/2005/02/01/…, accessed 1 Feb 2005.
  8. [S237] Obituary, Betty Madeline Johnson, Hinton (WV) News, Tuesday, 19 May 2015.