This portrait of Dock Hannah was taken by local photographer Cal Gay at the Gay Studio in Marlinton. Dock Robert Hannah was born July 11, 1901 in Slaty Fork, W.Va. His father was Samuel David Hannah and his mother was Amanda Margaret Moore. He was one of seven children. The Hannah family lived in the Elk Valley area in what is called “the old field.” Dock Hannah married Thelma Pearl Newman in 1935. They had no children. Mr. Hannah was a former schoolteacher in Pocahontas County and a prominent banker with the Bank of Marlinton. He died on July 7, 1988 and is buried at Mountain View Cemetery in Marlinton. The notation with his senior picture in the Edray District High School yearbook reads: “Brief of speech, slow to act, but an accomplisher of great things.” (Courtesy of Laura Defibaugh McLaughlin, The Eula Gibson Collection, ID: PHP000886)
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