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  • Williamson Fairview Cemetery


    Fairview Cemetery
    Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    Wells Goodykoontz Wells Goodykoontz (1872-1944) — of Williamson, Mingo County, W.Va. Born near Newbern, Pulaski County, Va., June 3, 1872. Republican. Lawyer; banker; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Mingo County, 1911-12; member of West Virginia state senate 6th District, 1915-18; President of the West Virginia State Senate, 1917; U.S. Representative from West Virginia 5th District, 1919-23; defeated, 1922. Member, Freemasons; American Bar Association. Died in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, March 2, 1944 (age 71 years, 273 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William M. Goodykoontz and Lucinda K. (Woolwine) Goodykoontz; married, December 22, 1898, to Irene Hooper.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1917
      Newton Jasper Keadle (1860-1935) — also known as Newt J. Keadle — of Williamson, Mingo County, W.Va. Born in Boone County, W.Va., April 27, 1860. Republican. Postmaster at Williamson, W.Va., 1912-14, 1921-26 (acting, 1921-22). Died in Williamson, Mingo County, W.Va., January 5, 1935 (age 74 years, 253 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James William Keadle (1832-1865) and Harriett Eliza (Kessinger) Keadle (1838-1869); married, September 11, 1889, to Lucie Elizabeth Miller (1870-1942); father of H. E. Keadle (1891?-?).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Greenway W. Hatfield (1868-1943) — also known as G. W. Hatfield — of Williamson, Mingo County, W.Va. Born in Logan, Logan County, W.Va., November 17, 1868. Republican. Coal mine operator; postmaster at Williamson, W.Va., 1909-12 (acting, 1909); chair of Mingo County Republican Party, 1917, 1940-41. Died in Williamson, Mingo County, W.Va., February 14, 1943 (age 74 years, 89 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Elias Prater 'Good Lias' Hatfield (1846-1908) and Elizabeth (Chafin) 'Betty' Hatfield (1851-1941); brother of Henry Drury Hatfield (1875-1962); married, May 27, 1890, to Cora Lee Walker (1872-1960); father of Willard Elias Hatfield and Homer Shade Hatfield; first cousin of McGinnis Hatfield; first cousin once removed of Coleman Alderson Hatfield; first cousin twice removed of Thomas Osborn Irvin Varney; second cousin of Joseph P. Hatfield; second cousin once removed of Athleen H. Keadle and William A. Hatfield; second cousin twice removed of William Ferrell Blankenship.
      Political family: Hatfield family of Williamson, West Virginia.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Willard Elias Hatfield (1896-1944) — also known as Willard E. Hatfield — of Williamson, Mingo County, W.Va. Born in Mingo County, W.Va., November 22, 1896. Republican. Postmaster at Williamson, W.Va., 1926-32 (acting, 1926-27). Died in Cabell County, W.Va., March 10, 1944 (age 47 years, 109 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Greenway W. Hatfield and Cora Lee (Walker) Hatfield (1872-1960); brother of Homer Shade Hatfield (1902-1992); nephew of Henry Drury Hatfield; first cousin once removed of McGinnis Hatfield; second cousin of Coleman Alderson Hatfield; second cousin once removed of Joseph P. Hatfield and Thomas Osborn Irvin Varney; third cousin of Athleen H. Keadle and William A. Hatfield; third cousin once removed of William Ferrell Blankenship.
      Political family: Hatfield family of Williamson, West Virginia.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Smith Hall (1883-1961) — also known as John S. Hall — of Williamson, Mingo County, W.Va. Born in Canterbury, Logan County (now Mingo County), W.Va., March 26, 1883. Democrat. School teacher; railroad worker; deputy sheriff; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Mingo County, 1921-27; Clerk, West Virginia House of Representatives, 1933-39; Presidential Elector for West Virginia, 1936. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Knights Templar; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners. Died, from a heart attack, in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., March 2, 1961 (age 77 years, 341 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of W. D. Hall and Lucretia Hall; married, December 30, 1904, to Vinia Elizabeth Preece (1881-1972).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Anthony R. Gentile (1905-1966) — of Williamson, Mingo County, W.Va. Born in Thomas, Tucker County, W.Va., October 26, 1905. Democrat. School teacher; athletic coach; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; insurance business; member of West Virginia Democratic State Executive Committee, 1961-63; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Mingo County, 1963-64. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Member, Elks; Moose; Sons of Italy; Phi Sigma Kappa; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died September 6, 1966 (age 60 years, 315 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of D. Gentile and Anna (Quattro) Gentile.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Wallace Jennings Varney (1905-1979) — also known as Wallace J. Varney — of Williamson, Mingo County, W.Va. Born in Ragland, Mingo County, W.Va., February 19, 1905. Democrat. School teacher and principal; postmaster at Williamson, W.Va., 1948-72 (acting, 1948-50). Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Clearwater, Pinellas County, Fla., November 27, 1979 (age 74 years, 281 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lewis Varney (1865-1953) and Elizabeth 'Betty' (Farley) Varney (1867-1913); married 1925 to Goldie Mae Smith (1907-1989); uncle of Thomas Osborn Irvin Varney; third cousin of William Riley Varney (1892-1959).
      Political family: Hatfield family of Williamson, West Virginia.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Samuel Ulysses Grant Rhodes — also known as S. U. G. Rhodes — of Williamson, Mingo County, W.Va. Member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Mingo County, 1913. Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Ulysses S. Grant


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