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Preserving Pocahontas

Alfred Beckley McComb, proprietor of McComb’s Store in Huntersville, W.Va., pictured here at the age of 98. Born April 1, 1859, he was the son of James Price McComb and Eliza Ann Moore. He married Emma Alice McLaughlin, daughter of Hugh P. McGlaughlin and Alcinda Bird. Their children were Harry, Lollie (McCray), Jessie (Pierson), Mary Enid (Cochran), Phil, Connie (Holland), Donna (Burwell), Robert and Elizabeth (Faulknier). A. B. McComb died August 18, 1957 less than one year shy of his 100th birthday. The photograph was taken by Ted McElwee, of Marlinton. Photo courtesy of Cindy Faulknier, ID: PHP000871 

Preserving Pocahontas will join in on Huntersville Traditions Day October 1 with an exhibit on the grounds of the Huntersville Grade School.

PHOTO UPDATE: The small child in the September 8 photograph titled “Child at Stulting House” has been identified as Claude Stulting. Photo ID: PSB000166. Thanks to Susan Kershner who used to work at the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace and has a great memory!
Access the “Preserving Pocahontas” Digital Library at www.pocahontaspreser  or If you have historical records or photographs to be scanned for the county Historical Archive contact Preservation Officer B. J. Gudmundsson at 304-799-3989 or email info@pocahontasp  Prints of photographs are available.

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