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Seagraves Piano Recital Program – circa 1953

This printed program for a Piano Recital by Pupils of Mrs. Mildred Seagraves comes from the early 1950s and belonged to Sybil Davis. The students listed on the program are: Theresa Smith, Mary Catherine Eubank, Sharon Jean Hill, Becky Wimer, Margaret Fleming Johnson, Agnes Simmons, Ann Hilleary, Ann Waugh, Delores Anderson, Martha White McNeel, Mrs. Grady Moore, Constance Herold, Margaret Ella Bussard, Stephany Morgan, Shirley Defibaugh, Lockhart Moore, Louise Currence, Beverly Nottingham, Margaret Ann Eubank, Jane Ellen Seagraves and Sybil Davis.

Mrs. Seagraves was a schoolteacher who returned to her hometown of Marlinton with her family in 1949. They moved into a small log cabin near the courthouse on Tenth Avenue, which had been designed by her mother, and “Milly” started giving piano lessons. Students from all areas of Pocahontas County took lessons from Mrs. Seagraves. The log house where she lived still stands on Tenth Avenue and many of her pupils are still playing piano in the county today. Mrs. Mildred Yeager Seagraves passed away January 20, 1992. Document courtesy of Rose Hinkle, ID PHD000078

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