McDowell County Queries - 2017
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Note: There is a lot of good information and contacts in the 1996 through 2016 queries.
Also, have you posted queries in prior years and since then, changed your email address? If yes, please send us an updated address!
In addition, we occasionally get requests for information that requires living in or near McDowell County and visiting a cemetery, the local library or courthouse. If you live in or near McDowell County and would be willing to help, we would love to hear from you.
Do you have any information on the Frigo Brothers store that operated in Kimball during the 1920's and 1930's?
Thanks, Jeff Hayes
Date March 10
I'm trying to find information on who was the pastor during the 70's for the Switchback Memorial Baptist Church.
Here's a photo and some history: https://mcdowellwvchurches.com/2012/08/09/churches-and-emptiness-part-8/ Try Googling some of the area churches (just enter Switchback Memorial Baptist Church--then try a nearby church (the number listed for Switchback doesn't appear to work)>
Hope this helps!
Cherryl, McDowell County Co-Coordinator
Date March 16
I'm looking for information on my great grandpa William Brewster.
His wife was Emma Dunford. His death record states his father was Arch Brewster & his mother was Bekie Baker.
I'm very interested in finding more information on his parents. Thanks,
Brenda, Have you looked here: http://www.coalexchange.com/smith/mcdowella/pafg2435.htm#80905 The WV Coal Exchange is my go-to source for WV genealogy.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Thanks for visiting the McDowell web page, Cherryl
I am looking for information on my aunt Ruby Pruitt Bandy and info on her murder. She was murdered April 1941 in McDowell county. Would appreciate any info.<
Happy New Year.
McDowell County Coordinators