Thursday, January 31, 1924
Honor roll for Laurel Creek School for the fifth month – Mrs. Glenna Barlow, teacher. Mamie Sharp, Edith Galford, Mary Arbogast, Jessie Jordan and Hobert Friel.
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Honor roll for Woodrow School for the fifth month, Glenn Barlow, teacher. Cale VanReenan, Sammie VanReenan, Stewart Woods, Forrest Woods, Sherman Sharp, Katherine Kellison, Goldie VanReenan and Bertha VanReenan.
The State Game and Fish commission and their agents have been at work in Pocahontas county in an endeavor to reduce damage to the forest of our county by fires, saving our forest and preserving them as an asset in taxable property and preventing their becoming an encumbrance.
During the year 1923, a steel tower was placed on Bald Knob near Spruce, and the State expects to erect this before the beginning of the spring fire season.
The State has a tower on Gay Knob with Warwick Ratliff as observer, and in connection with this tower, they have a patrolman in the Minnehaha Springs area who looks after the situation in that area. In the Blue Knob area on the divide between the waters of Gauley and Greenbrier they have in employment Mr. Joseph Sharp, who acts as a watchman and patrolman, too, and on Briery Knob an observation tower is maintained, which has telephone connections with all sections of the county. In fact, all these towers and patrolmen have telephones and can have connection with Bell telephone exchange and by means of a good force of dependable men, obtain a ready control of fires in this county…
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Geo. P. Edgar, of Hillsboro, a daughter.
HON. B. M. Yeager died Friday morning, January 18, 1924, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. J. Gatewood, in Pulaski, Virginia. His age was 76 years. On Monday, his body was buried in Mt. View Cemetery, the services being conducted from the Marlinton Methodist Church.
B. M. Yeager was the third son of the late John Yeager and Mrs. Margaret Arbogast Yeager. In 1871, he married Miss Harriet Arbogast, who died in 1917. Mr. Yeager was one of the most prominent men and widely known of Pocahontas county. He had a wide acquaintance and he played an important part in the development of the county, especially in the way of bringing in outside capital for the development of the natural resources of the Greenbrier Valley. He was a kindly man, who made friends easily and kept them…
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Joseph Beard died at his home near Greenbank Monday morning, January 21, 1924, after a long illness. His age was 77 years.
Mr. Beard was a native of Greenbrier, but his long and useful life was spent in Pocahontas county. His wife was Miss Evaline Yeager, a daughter of the late John Yeager. She and a large family of children survive. Among the children are Sheriff Brown Beard, Irb, Leslie and Monroe; Mrs. W. M. Snedgar, Mrs. Wilma Harper and Mrs. Walter Arbogast… The county had no better citizen than Mr. Beard.
A man who well performed his part in life. As a boy he served in the Confederate army.
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Oleta Susan, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Odie Johnson, of Riverside, was born October 4, 1922, and died January 23, 1924, aged fifteen months and eighteen days. Services were conducted from the home by Rev. Hill and the dear little one was laid to rest in the Edray graveyard.
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Harry L. Gard, a popular and well known traveling oil agent, died suddenly of acute indigestion January 18, 1924, at his home in Huntington…. His wife was Miss Pauline Shoemaker, daughter of the late Elwood Shoemaker, of Marlinton.