Bunea Vista Lindsey was born September 28, 1873 to parents
Mary Jane Colebank and Zachariah Nathaniel Lindsey. Bunea was
raised on her parent's farm near Knottsville.
Bunea married Oliver Francis Wolfe, born May 11, 1874 in
Macomber, West Virginia to Americus Jasper Wolfe and Mary Alice
Bolyard Wolfe on November 29, 1894 in Taylor County.  Oliver
farmed in the Cove District of Barbour County, West Virginia, and
was a logger and a sawmill operator.
Bunea died April 20, 1958 in Flemington, Taylor County, West
Virginia. Oliver died October 14, 1943 in Moatsville.
The children of Bunea Vista Lindsey and Oliver Francis Wolfe were:

Dallas Dayton Wolfe -- born September 1, 1895 in Colebank, West
Virginia.  He married Marion Virginia Jones on October 2,1928,
daughter of Charles Philander Jones and Cora Myra Wilson.
Marion was born April 27,1908 in Rowlesburg, West Virginia.
Dallas served in the Navy in WWI and was a millwright until he
began to serve in the West Virginia House of Delegates and as a
WV State Senator. He represented Preston, Taylor, Barbour, and
Tucker Counties.  Marion died January 10, 1970 in Grafton, West
Virginia. Dallas then married Gladys Marie McDaniel. She was
born June 3, 1907, and died January 16, 1987 in Buckhannon, WV.
Dallas died on April 14, 1990 in Gassaway, West Virginia.

Delbert Lloyd Wolfe -- born February 28,1897. He married Anna
Simmons. She was born July 22, 1883. Delbert died June 17,
1966 in North Carolina and Anna died July 22, 1975.

Mary Etta Wolfe -- born March 17,1899. She married Nestor Carl
(Tobe) Hardin on April 6, 1917.  Nestor was born April 10,1886.
Mary and Nestor had five children and they lived in Philippi. Mary
died February 10, 1945 and Nestor died July 14, 1962.

Dorwin Jasper Wolfe -- born December 2, 1901. and died 1994.
He married Mary Madeline Moore, born March 7,1907. They had
four children. Dorwin died April 28, 1993 in Elkins, West Virginia
and Mary died September 26,1986.

Lindsey Allen Wolfe -- born June 25, 1904. He married Hazel
Blanche Nestor, born November 11, 1907. Lindsey died January
27, 1985 in Moatsville and Hazel died September 15,1988.

Lelia Blanche Wolfe -- born August 26, 1906. She married Robert
Lee Corder. Lelia died December 19, 1993.

Opal Hazel Wolfe -- born June 17,1909, and died 24 Aug 1998 in
Philippi, WV. She married Fredrick Loar, born October 10, 1904.
They had one child. Fred died September 12,1933 and Opal
married her deceased sister Mary Etta's former husband, Nestor
Carl (Tobe) Hardin. Nestor died in 1962 and Opal married Paul
Ludwick. Opal died August 24, 1998 in Philippi.

Francis Eldore Wolfe -- born July 5, 1911. He married Frances
Irene Hinkins on April 20,1934 in Oakland, Maryland. Frances was
born June 25, 1914. They had one child. Frances died in 1999 and
Francis died February 11, 2005 in Palm Harbor, Florida.

Blair Wolfe -- born February 14,1914 in Philippi.  He married
Emma Eleanor Downs on November 24, 1938 in Garret County,
Maryland. They had two children. Blair was an educator for 37
years. Emma and Blair had been married 64 years when Emma
died in 2003. He died on December 26, 2006 at Monongalia
General Hospital in Morgantown, West Virginia. (See Blair Wolfe
obituary below.)

Carolina Jane Wolfe -- born April 18,1920. She married Lester
Donald Schnably.  He was born February 13,1922, and died April
22,1953. Caroline and Lester had three children. Carolina then
married G. L. Cutlip. Caroline died March 8, 2008 in Clarksburg.

Dorwin Jasper Wolfe
Dallas Dayton Wolfe
Bunea Vista Lindsey Wolfe
Caroline Jane Wolfe Schnably
Francis Eldore Wolfe
Blair F. Wolfe
Opal Hazel Wolfe Loar Hardin
Lindsey Allen Wolfe
Mary Etta Wolfe Hardin
Delbert Lloyd Wolfe
The Wolfe boys, left to right: Blair, Francis, Lindsey,
Dorwin, Delbert, and Dallas
The Wolfe house: Most of the children of Oliver Frances and
Bunea Vista Lindsey Wolfe were born here. Blair was the last
one born in this house. Caroline was born at the home at
Cove Run, Moatsville, Barbour County, WV.
Dallas Wolfe in his Knights
Templar uniform
Mary Etta and Tobe Hardin
Opal and Tobe Hardin
Opal Wolfe Loar Hardin
Oliver Wolfe family - Standing from left to right: Dorwin, Mary
(Hardin), O.F. Wolfe, Bunea Wolfe, Delbert, Dallas; in front: Lindsey,
Lelia, Opal, Francis, Blair, and Caroline.
O F Wolfe and Bunea Lindsey children - Left to Right:
Caroline, Blair, Francis, Opal, Dallas, Lelia, and Dorwin.
Wolfe brothers at their lodge - Celebrating an anniversary probably
50 or 60 years of membership for Dallas. Pictured from left to
right: Blair, Dallas, unknown person, Dorwin and Francis Wolfe.
Wolfe sawmill - O. F. Wolfe ran sawmills at Colebank, Cove Run
and other West Virginia locations.
Wolfe farm home at Booth's Creek, Monongah, West Virginia
Lindsey Wolfe at his father's sawmill
Bunea Vista Lindsey Birth
Record (click to enlarge)
Opal Wolfe Birth Record
(click to enlarge)
Dorwin Wolfe Birth
Certificate (click to enlarge)
Delbert Wolfe Death
Certificate (click to enlarge)
Most photos this page are courtesy of Diane Wolfe
Johnson, granddaughter of Bunea Vista Lindsey Wolfe.

Blair Wolfe, retired Marion County educator and
farmer, died Wednesday (Dec. 27, 2006) at
Monongalia General Hospital in Morgantown.

The 92-year-old began his 37-year teaching career
at Kasson High School in Barbour County, where
he taught seven subjects. In 1938, he married
Eleanor Downs of Farmington and moved to
Marion County where he became an elementary
principal and taught fifth and sixth grades at James
Fork (No. 9) and Idamay elementary schools. He
retired in 1973 after teaching mathematics for 12
years at Monongah Junior High School.

Wolfe was a lifelong agriculturalist. During his
teaching career, he purchased a farm near
Monongah and began improving the land using
scientific conservation practices. He also
developed a herd of polled Hereford beef cows. As
a Marion County farmer and cattleman, Blair Wolfe
won awards for conservation in the Monongahela
Soil Conservation District. He was an active
supporter of the 4-H program and other
educational efforts of West Virginia University
Extension. He served for many years on the
Extension Advisory Committee and was active in
the Marion County Farm Bureau. He served as the
organization’s president for several years. He was
also a member of the Mountaineer Beagle Club
and an avid hunter.

Blair Wolfe was born in Philippi to Oliver Frances
and Bunea Vista (Lindsey) Wolfe on Feb. 14, 1914.
He was the youngest of six sons and had four
sisters. The Wolfe brothers included Dallas Wolfe
of Rowlesburg, Delbert Wolfe of Grafton, Dorwin
Wolfe and Lindsey Wolfe, both of Moatsville, and
Francis Wolfe of Clearwater, Fla. All of his brothers
preceded him in death. His deceased sisters
include Mary Hardin of Slatey Fork, Lelia Corder of
Brushy Fork, and Opal Ludwick of Philippi.

Mr. Wolfe is survived by his youngest sister,
Caroline Cutlip of Bridgeport; his two children,
Thomas Downs Wolfe of Callaway, Va., and Diane
Elizabeth (Wolfe) Johnson and son-in-law James
Johnson of Greenville, Ohio. His grandchildren
include Janet Leigh Osborne of Hardy, Va.,
Thomas Blair Wolfe of Charlotte, N.C., Meredeth
Anne Johnson of Fairmont, and Sarah Elizabeth
Johnson of Columbus, Ohio; step-grandchildren,
Douglas Johnson of Farmington, N. M., and
Melissa Radcliff of Albuquerque, N.M.,; great-
grandchildren, Hunter Osborne, Hardy, Va., and
Anna-Marie Blair Wolfe of Charlotte, N.C.; He is
also survived by many wonderful nieces and

Mr. Wolfe was preceded in death by his wife of 64
years, Emma Eleanor Downs Wolfe; his
granddaughter, Brenda Sue Wolfe; and daughter-
in-law, Dora Toothman Wolfe.

Blair Wolfe has been affiliated with the Masonic
Lodge since 1937. He is a member of the
Mannington A.F. & A.M. Lodge No. 31, the Knights
Templar, Scottish Rite of Clarksburg, and the
Osaris Shrine of Wheeling.

Friends and family will remember Blair Wolfe as a
storyteller, a teacher, a role model, a disciplinarian,
a man with an aptitude for mathematics and a love
of poetry, and a man who loved the land and took
great pride in his stewardship of it. He was a loved
husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and

Friends and family may call on Saturday from 1 p.
m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 1 p.m. at the
Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St.
in Fairmont. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on
Sunday at the funeral home with the Rev. Basil
Hensley officiating. Burial will take place at the
Locust Grove Cemetery near Kasson, in Barbour
County. Masonic grave side rites will be conducted
by the Mannington Lodge No. 51.

Donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital
for Children, 645 West 8th Street, Erie, PA 16505-
Oliver Frances Wolfe, husband of
Bunea Vista Lindsey (Photo
courtesy of Donna Summers)