Preserving Pocahontas

Celebrating Black History Month. Hiter Cashwell, on the right, with C. Murrill Colburn in the Telephone Office in Marlinton, W.Va. in 1964. Colburn was the Manager for Telephone Utilities of West Virginia and was sent to oversee the installation of the new dial equipment in the Marlinton Exchange. Mr. Cashwell was the office maintenance worker. William Hiter Cashwell of Marlinton was born September 1, 1888 and died this day fifty years ago on February 4, 1971. He is buried at Pleasant Green Cemetery in Seebert, W.Va. He was married to Rebecca Jane Church Cashwell and following her death he married Margaret Virginia Miller Cashwell. (Photo courtesy of Karen Colburn Justice, ID: PHP001981)

Access the “Preserving Pocahontas” Digital Library at www.pocahontaspreservation.org or www.preservingpocahontas.org

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@pocahontaspreservation.org Prints of photographs are available.

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