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Cemeteries Total:86 (11)
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Main Street, Spencer, West Virginia in 1911

Main Street, Spencer, West Virginia in 1911Popular
Posted by: DonnaWalbrown   (See more photos from DonnaWalbrown)   Category Places    2007/9/8 17:31
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Post Card was post-marked May 8, 1911 in Spencer,  W.Va.
Photo courtesy of  Donna Walbrown

Mt. Olive Church

Mt. Olive ChurchPopular
Posted by: DonnaWalbrown   (See more photos from DonnaWalbrown)   Category Places    2007/9/8 17:27
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Mt. Olive Church located on Tucker's Run
Dedicated in 1887

Photo taken by Donna J. Walbrown  March 1981
Submitted by Donna J. Walbrown

The Community of Amma, ca. 1950

The Community of Amma, ca. 1950Popular
Posted by: rjnida   (See more photos from rjnida)   Category Places    2007/8/26 20:23
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The community of Amma, Roane Co., WV ca1950 some 20 years before construction of Interstate 79. The Amma Post Office and Greely Jarvis store is at center of photo. The Amma School is located a hundred yards to the East of the post office. The Roy Nida home is located in the extreme right area of the photo with a farm pond beside it. The United Fuel Gas Co. pumping station was located between the Amma School and the Nida home. The Amma Methodist Church and cemetery is located at the extreme left side and in the center of the picture.
Submitted by Jack Nida

Amma School 1903

Amma School 1903Popular
Posted by: rjnida   (See more photos from rjnida)   Category Schools    2007/8/26 20:19
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This picture of a group from Amma school was taken in 1903 and appeared in The Times Record, courtesy of Elsie Looney.
1st Row - L to R - Molta Carper, Elton Engle, Leslie Ashley, Bessie Nester, Ina Ashley, Maudie Drennen, Pearl Drennen, Clarence Cook, Clarence Drennen, Kenna Nida, and Herbie Nester.
2nd Row - Elsie Geary Carper, Harry Geary, Howard Ashley, Florida Ashley, (unknown who stayed with Wash Pettit), Keith Geary, Clara Carper, Creed Drennen, Harry Ashley, Anna Nida, and Minnie Abbott.
3rd Row - Florence Engle, Lucy Ashley, Aunt Wren Engle, Myrtle Boggs, (teacher), Maude Engle, Mahalia Engle, and Amma Engle.
4th Row - Pat Engle, George Ashley, Joe Pettit, Waitman Ashley, Ben Ashley, Charlie Pettit, and Clyde Geary.
(I believe that one person was omitted from the third row identification in this old photo.)

Submitted by Jack Nida

The Amma School

The Amma SchoolPopular
Posted by: rjnida   (See more photos from rjnida)   Category Schools    2007/8/26 20:19
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The Amma School, a two room school with kitchen, is now the Amma Senior Citizens building. I attended this school from 1937 to 1943. Changes noted recently were air conditioners, a ramp for the handicapped, and a well house has been built which now has an electric pump. My teachers were Maxine (Carper) Byrd, Lena Cobb, Madge (Looney) Crane, Orva (Engle) Malm, and Dewey Ashley. The bathrooms were about thirty yards to the east of this building, one for the boys and one for the girls.  There are plans to tear down this building and construct a new one for the Senior Citizens Activities when adequate funds are available. Most all of the one room and two room schools in Roane County have now been torn down. My mother, Ruby (Looney) Nida, taught at many of them including Amma, Newton, Pine Grove, Sunny Hill, Big Pigeon, Beech Hill, Roadside and probably others that I have forgotten.

Submitted by Jack Nida 2000

The Hezekiah C. Nida Family ca1910

The Hezekiah C. Nida Family ca1910Popular
Posted by: rjnida   (See more photos from rjnida)   Category People    2007/8/26 20:13
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This picture is believed to have been taken on the day of the funeral of Hezy's wife, Ella (Patton) Nida.

L to R - Hezy Nida and children Annie, Kenna, Roxie, Whirley, Roy, John and Arch.

Roy was the father and Hezy the grandfather of Jack Nida.

Submitted by Jack Nida

Carper Family

Carper FamilyPopular
Posted by: rjnida   (See more photos from rjnida)   Category People    2007/8/26 20:13
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A Family of Carpers taken at Nelson Carper's home at Amma. Date of picture is uncertain but it was prior to 1936 when Mac was killed in an auto accident in Elk River at Clendenin.

Submitted by Jack Nida

Newton Grade School 1924

Newton Grade School 1924Popular
Posted by: rjnida   (See more photos from rjnida)   Category Schools    2007/8/26 20:13
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Newton Grade School 1924-25
Row 1 - LtoR - Ralph Polk, Kenneth Kirkhart, Dennie Vineyard, Floyd Keaton and Charles Dolan.

Row 2 - Audrey Jarvis, Dixie Jarvis, Mildred Keene, Ruby Wilmouth, Ester Polk, Harry Keaton, Brian Rogers, Benny Rogers, Bill Jarvis, Edith Harold and Unknown Polk.

Row 3 - Lewis Jarvis, Roscoe Drake, Waldo Shamblin, Clarence Shamblin, Cecil Keaton, Pauline Jarvis, Golda McClain,
Thelma Greathouse, Marie Hensley, Frankie Vineyard, Elma Drake and Dormal Kirkhart.

Row 4 - George C. Drake (teacher & principal), Evelyn Drake, Virginia Ellis, Imogene Ellis, Ruby Kirkhart, Lucy Jarvis, Samuel Vineyard, Willard Drake, James Drake, Bill Taft Rogers, Darwin Looney, Lee Ellis (primary room teacher).

Row 5 - Carl Keen, Arch Keen, Gerald Looney, Dixie Haynes, Ethel Drake, Rex Drake and Clyde Jarvis.

Row 6 - Guy Herby Hensley, Kenneth Dolan and Mackie Wilmoth.

Submitted by Jack Nida

George A. & Margaret (Wyatt) Dye Family ca. 1930

George A. & Margaret (Wyatt) Dye Family ca. 1930Popular
Posted by: Webmaster   (See more photos from Webmaster)   Category People    2007/8/26 15:45
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Front row - l to r - Pearl, George, Margaret (Wyatt) Dye, Asa
Back row - l to r - Cecil , Ola, Hobart, Gertrude, Roy, Garnett
They lived at Cain's Run, Roane Co., Reedy, WV

Submitted by Phyllis Dye Slater

Ephraim Hess family

Ephraim Hess familyPopular
Posted by: Webmaster   (See more photos from Webmaster)   Category People    2007/8/26 15:34
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This is a picture of Capt. Ephraim Hess and wife Sophronia (Murphy) Hess and family. Ephraim was the son of Hiram Hess and Mary (Fitzwater) Hess, the first of their family to settle in Roane County about 1852. They made their home on the head waters of Poca in what is now Smithfield District. Hiram was a stone mason contractor who built the stone work of the Gauley bridge that was soon destroyed in the Civil War. Ephraim was born about 1850 and was a soldier of the Civil War from 1861 to 1865. He also served in the war against the Indians known as the Nezperce War. He and Sophronia were married in Spencer on March 25, 1890 and later moved west. They are both buried at Smithville, Clay Co., MO. Sophronia was my grandfather's sister, a daughter  of Peter and Lucretia (Rollins) Murphy.

Photo submitted by Sarah (Murphy) Hankins

Historical data from History of Roane County, by William H. Bishop

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