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Jack Nida

Jack NidaPopular
Posted by: rjnida   (See more photos from rjnida)   Category Veterans    2007/11/25 17:02
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Born 02 Dec 1930 at Amma, Roane Co., WV
Currently living at this location.
USAF 1951-1954 Supply Sgt.

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

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

Anne & Darwin Looney

Anne & Darwin LooneyPopular
Posted by: rjnida   (See more photos from rjnida)   Category Veterans    2007/11/25 17:20
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Lawrence Darwin Looney b.08 Nov 1913, Newton, WV
d.15 Sep 1983, Akron, OH
Son of Henry C. and Clara (Hoff) Looney

The Family of Lindsey Fleming & Roxie (Nida) Smith, ca1922

The Family of Lindsey Fleming & Roxie (Nida) Smith, ca1922Popular
Posted by: rjnida   (See more photos from rjnida)   Category People    2007/10/27 22:55
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Children l to r - Goldie, Clyde, Audrie, Georgia

Lind Smith was one of fourteen children of Lindsey Epison Smith and a devoutly religious man. He married Roxie Ellen Nida  on 28 Mar 1915 at Newton. They had eight children and lived on a farm at Stoney Lonesome, a branch of Grannies Creek. He died in the snow on the road while walking to church services. Lindsey and Roxie are buried in the Smith Cemetery on Stony Lonesome near Newton, WV. The family Bible gives "Rocksey's" birth date as September 7, 1899. However, the Roane County Birth Records gives a birth date of 18 Jul 1898 and in another entry as 05 Sep 1900. I have accepted the family Bible as the correct date. Roxie helped to care for her sister, Annie Hensley, after Annie had a stroke.

Lindsey Epison Smith and some of his family in 1916

Lindsey Epison Smith and some of his family in 1916Popular
Posted by: rjnida   (See more photos from rjnida)   Category People    2007/10/27 22:55
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A picture of Lindsey Epison Smith and some of his family taken in 1916. He joined the Union Army on 09 Dec 1861 and served with Co. B, 9th WV Infantry Volunteers during the Civil War. He reenlisted 29 Feb 1864 in Fayetteville, WV, was wounded in the Battle of Cloyds Mountain 09 May 1864 and was transferred to Co. C. 1st Regiment, Volunteer Infantry 09 Nov 1864. He was discharged 21 Jul 1865 at Cumberland, MD.

L to R -(Unknown), Jim Smith holding child, Bertha (Keen) Smith, Anna (Nida) Hensley holding Phares, Hezzie Nida, Martha (McGlothlin) Nida, Lindsey Smith holding Goldie, Roxie (Nida) Smith, Adelaide (Davis) Hindman Smith, second wife of Lindsey E. Smith, and Lindsey Epison Smith. The child in front of Hezzie Nida was Verna Nida.

Photo from Pat (Smith) Barnes

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

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

Amma Methodist Church Closes

Amma Methodist Church ClosesPopular
Posted by: rjnida   (See more photos from rjnida)   Category Places    2007/9/9 1:03
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An in-depth look at the peculiar circumstances surrounding the sudden closing of a Roane County Landmark.

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

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