Thursday, June 20, 1921
of the year 1898 in Pocahontas County
From the files of The Pocahontas Times.
Preserved by Uriah Bird
1. John A. Ratliff arrested for stealing J. W. Miller’s horse.
4. Sale of 225 tracts of land for taxes.
7. Rev. S. C. Morgan killed by the falling of his horse. Death of Judge Holt, of Lewisburg.
14. Deputy Sheriff Sheets captures John Wilfong, horse thief, in Bluefield.
18. Pierce’s memorandum books arrive.
21. Shooting scrape at Dunmore between William McLaughlin and James H. Bird.
22. Death of Allan Galford
27. Death of Mrs. Rachel McCoy, of Beaver Dam.
30. Some railroad news comes from Dunmore.
4. Toll taken off Lewisburg and Marlin’s Bottom Turnpike.
9. Death of R. V. Hill, of Hillsboro.
11. Miss Belle Burnside killed a 17-pound catfish in the Greenbrier while boating.
20. A violent thunderstorm.
22. Harvey Maupin killed by a log on a hillside. Death of Samuel Gragg, of Back Alleghany.
28. Captain Bartholomew started down the Greenbrier in a boat to examine the route for a railroad. Ervine Houdyschell arrested in Augusta for burglary.
1. Greenbrier construction company chartered.
11. Report made that a railroad could be built on the Greenbrier at a uniform grade of 8 feet to the mile.
17. J. W. Riley’s house burned.
27. Death of Conner Hudson, of Greenbank.
29. Frank Coyner, a mail carrier drowned in Back Creek.
5. April Court. Candidates begin to develop. Four persons sentenced to the penitentiary.
8. Death of Mrs. J. W. Loury. Death of Jacob Simmons.
11. Death of John H. Beard, of Huntersville.
11. Death of O. W. Slavin.
13. Marriage of John W. Grimes and Miss Lura Moore in Washington.
14. Survey started down Greenbrier River.
21. Jonathan Cochran ends a divorce case by running away from the courts with his own wife.
22. A band of Gypsies appear in the county.
25. Death of Mrs. Sallie Gatewood Ligon.
26. The Supreme Court confirms C. R. Durbin’s title to the Marlinton Hotel.
29. William Cooper dropped dead at his woodpile at Glade Hill.
1. Robert D. Kerr graduates fifth in his class at West Point
4. Captain John Peters makes an assignment.
20. A panther was seen on Cranberry.
24. Death of James Wilson (colored). Death of McBryde Gum.
25. Mrs. Alice Beard assaulted by a colored man named Walter Beard, who was killed by a man named Dudley.
27. Death of J. W. Smith.
4. Democratic primary held; 617 votes cast
8. Three children of Alex McChesney, of Huntersville, burned to death.
Beverly and Marlinton Telephone Company contract to build their line to Marlinton.
16. Musical Association met at Lobelia.
19. Death of Mrs. Newton Duffield from the effects of a broken rib after 16 years.
21. Democratic and Republican conventions. Circuit Court.
24. Assessor’s books show total assessment of personal property to be $357,663.
28. Toll taken off the Greenbrier bridge. Liquor license “Unanimously objected to” by County Court.
29. Colonel John T. McGraw and other capitalists visit the county.
1. Post office changed at Marlinton.
5. Daily through mail secured from Ronceverte to Marlinton.
6. A. E. Ward has a battle with the Cubans at Frost.
14. A tug shooting scrape near Mill Point. O. T. Milam shoots William Colley through the lungs. Colley recovers.
15. Paul Vandervoort accidentally killed in the Mannington oil fields.
21. Death of Lieut. Kerr in the Pacific Ocean.
26. 2.08 inches of rainfall in two hours.
1. Ledford Bartlett confessed to a charge of assault for shooting a lumberman.
4. Wallace Blair broke his leg while bee-hunting on the Greenbrier.
8. Teachers Institute meets.
10. Highest water at Marlinton since 1877 caused by a rainfall of 4.10 inches in twenty hours.
12. Meridian stones set up at the courthouse.
26. John Craig Warwick died in Fayette County.
5. W. McClintic opened a lumber camp with fifty men employed. New mail schedule went into effect.
6. Death of Daniel Kellison, aged 87.
12. Dr. Snyder died suddenly of heart disease at Huttonsville.
16. Pocahontas Telephone Company organizes.
18. Death of Mrs. Ellen Cameron, in Lexington, aged 86.
24. S. E. L. Crews runs from Mingo to Marlinton, 25 miles in 2 hours and 59 minutes.
29. George Pennington arrested in Harrisonburg for stealing W. B. Freeman’s horse.
1. Judge Johnston, C. W. Osenton, and T. G. Mann spoke at Pocahontas Circuit Court.
4. Death of Captain S. E. Weir, C. E., at Elkins.
5. Death of Mrs. Nathan Barlow. Miss Edna Kerr and Lawrence Nottingham married, Green Bank.
11. Marriage of Asbury Sharp and Miss Vinnie Tyler.
18. Greenbrier Railroad finished survey and disbanded for the winter.
19. Shooting scrape at Mt. Grove.
20. Miss Bessie Hannah and J. A. Moore married at Frost.
24. Death of Elias P. Harmon.
26. Marriage of Miss Kate Dever and Sherman Gibson.
27. S. E. L. Crews found dead on Cheat Mountain.
2. Marriage of Miss Nannie Tacy and Dock Sheets.
3. Greenbrier and Pocahontas Telephone completed their line to this place.
8. General election; Democratic majority in this county, 212.
11. Death of Thomas J. Crizer.
12. Sudden death of Miss Ann Moore, of Edray.
18. One hundred Gypsies camp at Mill Point.
19. Death of Miss Lucy Curry, of Frost.
20. Napoleon Perry died at Frankford from the effects of an accident, aged 53.
30. Marriage of R. B. Slaven and Miss Annie Hiner.
2. The remains of Elbert Warwick were reinterred at Greenbank.
3. Dr. Lambert locates at Huntersville.
19. Death of W. H. Cleek.
22. George Pennington broke jail.
23. Dr. Sharp, of Frankford, was found dead.
24. Some colored men raise a row in Payne’s store at Academy.
30. Racket at Marlinton.