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Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Thursday, July 5, 1928

The will of the late M. S. Woods, of Jacox, was recorded in the clerk’s office last week.

After a number of bequests to relatives, Mr. Woods gave $500 for repairing and improving the buildings and grounds of the Jacox Methodist Church; and $500 for the same purpose to the Droop Mountain Southern Methodist Church; also $500 to Wilson Hill for the Kellison cemetery. After all the specific legacies, debts, and costs have been paid, the remainder of his estate is left to the Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.

The board of directors of the hospital is to use the money for the purchase of equipment and appliances and for the improvement of the building as they in their discretion may determine. T. S. McNeel is named as executor of the will.

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The song service at the Fair Ground last Sunday was attended by a crowd of several hundred people. A. C. Barlow conducted the song services as the chairman of the county community singing. Mrs. G. M. Sharp, of Frost, and Misses Margaret and Frances Brill, of Marlinton, played the piano. There were about 20 leaders of music present. A call has been given for another song service in August. The committee has not decided on any definite time yet.

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Cornelius Pritchard and his sister, Miss Blanche, of Knapps Creek, stopped at Warm Springs for a short time Tuesday on their return from a visit with their sister, Mrs. Mixon. Their cousin, Mrs. Annie Lona Pritchard, accompanied them home and will visit other relatives in Pocahontas county at this time. ~ Bath County Enterprise.

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Romie Clark killed a powerful big bear on Cranberry last Friday. It was very fat and would weigh around four hundred pound.


The Band and minstrel from the Odd Fellow Home at Elkins will be in Marlinton Friday night, July 13, to give a musical program at the Seneca Theatre. This band is composed of children who are reared and trained in the home maintained by the Odd Fellows of West Virginia at Elkins for the children of deceased members. It is a fine band, and is enjoying quite a reputation in the many parts of the state where it has been.

Several times the local lodge has tried to get this band to come to Marlinton, so do not fail to hear it.

You cannot afford to miss the Band, the minstrel and their bus. They are boosting the Order and earning their way through college.

Hear them at Seneca Theatre Friday evening, July 13, at eight o’clock. Admission, adults 50 cents; children under ten years, 25 cents.


A new Chapter, consisting of 40 Charter Members, Order of The Easter Star was instituted at Huntersville, Saturday night, June 30th, by W. J. Postlethwait, Worthy Grand Patron of the Grand Jurisdiction of West Virginia. Mr. Postlethwait was accompanied by Mrs. Anna S. Hoffman, Grand Secretary, Miss Etta M. Barnes, Grand Trustee, and Mrs. W. J. Postlethwait, all of whom assisted in the work of institution.

The following officers were elected and installed:

Mrs. Olive Curry, Worthy Matron; Mr. C. K. Livesay, Worthy Patron; Mrs. Maude Moore, Associate Matron; Mrs. Anna Barlow, Secretary; Miss Vera Gibson, Treasurer; Mrs. Elva J. Wilson, Conductress; Mrs. Grace Moore, Associate Conductress; Mrs. W. J. Barlow, Trustee, 1 year; Mr. Elmer Moore, Trustee, 2 years Mrs. Neale Nottingham, Trustee, 3 years.

The following officers were appointed and installed:

Mrs. Mamie Pritchard, Chaplain; Miss Helen P. Moore, Marshall; Mrs. Cora J. Moore, Organist; Mrs. Bonnie B. Brooks, Adah; Mrs. Sarah Nottingham, Esther; Mrs. Lucille Moomau, Martha; Mrs. Lena M. Livesay, Electa; Mrs. Louise Campbell, Warder; Mr. Elmer Moore, Sentinel.

The ceremony of initiation was beautifully and impressively exemplified by the Hillsboro Chapter.

While in this vicinity, the Grand Chapter Officers and Mrs. Postlethwait were entertained in the home of Mr. C. K. Livesay.


Miss Mollie Curry died at the home of Cronin Bussard at Frost on June 30, 1928. Her age was fifty-eight years. For some time she had been suffering with cancer. She was a daughter of the late John Curry, of Bath county. On Sunday afternoon her body was buried in the Ratliff graveyard on Little Back Creek

U. A. Pritt, aged about 70 years, died at his home near Mountain Grove, on Sunday, July 1, 1928. His body was buried Monday afternoon.

John Moss, aged 72, died very suddenly Sunday afternoon, July 1, 1928, at his home on Greenbrier River below Buckeye. On Monday afternoon his body was buried at the Buckley graveyard on Bucks Run. Mr. Moss was a lifelong resident of Pocahontas county. He was an honest, industrious man. He is survived by a number of children.

James J. Hannah died at his home on Bucks Run, three miles from Marlinton, on Sunday, July 1, 1928. He was 73 years of age. For several months he had been in failing health. On Monday afternoon his body was buried at the Buckley graveyard on Bucks Run. The deceased was a prominent citizen and farmer of Edray District, and lifelong resident of Pocahontas county. He was a son of the late W. H. Hannah. W. B. Hannah of Marlinton is a brother. He is survived by his wife, who is a daughter of the late Thomas Auldridge and their three children, Miss Myrtle Hannah, at home; Ira Hannah, near Marlinton; and Mrs. Russell Hannah, of Linwood.

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