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Hunt School ca. 1941

Hunt School ca. 1941Popular
Posted by: Webmaster   (See more photos from Webmaster)   Category Schools    2007/8/26 12:31
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Photo is believed to be of the Hunt School near Walton, ca1941.

The back row from the left:  Lucille Gaye Lowe, Wilma Ellen Lowe (1927-1994), Imogene (last name unknown), 5th from left
is Faye Lowe.

Bottom Row , 2nd from the left is Roy Lowe, Jr.

Submitted by Sandra Taylor-Schneider, Grand Daughter of Roy and Mamie Lowe of Walton WV.

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

Frances Walker and Eva Ledsome

Frances Walker and Eva LedsomePopular
Posted by: Webmaster   (See more photos from Webmaster)   Category People    2008/4/24 17:32
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David Walker shared some information on the ladies in this previously unidentified photo.

A View of Spencer, 1956

A View of Spencer, 1956Popular
Posted by: Webmaster   (See more photos from Webmaster)   Category Places    2007/8/25 22:25
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Spencer, February 1956
Monarch Rubber Company. Note houses across street before road was widened.
Courtesy of  Kenny Paxton

Otto School

Otto SchoolPopular
Posted by: Webmaster   (See more photos from Webmaster)   Category Schools    2006/9/24 17:23
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My Dad, Gene Suttle, was born and raised in Roane County. When his school burned in 1926 or 27, the county did not have the money to build another one. A local farmer gave his permission to use his sheep barn as a school so that is where my Dad went to school for two years. The other student's were Dad's brothers, Dick and Frank Suttle, Ed Hall, Vera Hall, Harold Schrekengaust, Oral Schrekengaust, Gladys Schrekengaust, Dorothy Schrekengaust, Dorcy Schrekengaust, Arlene Summers, Avis Chatman, James Chatman, John Chatman.  Dad is 84 now, so if he has left anyone out, it was not intentional.  Two years ago we took Dad back to Roane County and one of the places he really wanted to visit was his old school house. He was very surprised to find it still standing. Otto school... sheep barn, was located on the farm of Hence Hall and Ray Redding.It is the first house below the mouth of Orchard Run three miles below Otto and about 1 1/2 miles above the mouth of Beech. They went to school there and also held church and Sunday School there as well until the Cove Run School was built. Hope you enjoyed this as much as we did.

Submitted by Elaine Burke

Middle Hurricane School 1942

Middle Hurricane School 1942Popular
Posted by: Webmaster   (See more photos from Webmaster)   Category Schools    2007/8/26 12:07
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1st Row:L-R Conard Summerfield, Arlie Nichols, Clifford Collins, Billy Jett,

2nd Row: Jack Prine, Bobbie Ashley, Wilbert Abbott, Elton Crihfield, unknown, Georgie Reynolds, Betty Rhodes, Loretta Burdett (Tootie).

3rd Row: Irene Abbott, Nancy Bailey, unknown, Deloris Carpenter, Pauline Abbott, unknown,

Teacher Miss Constance Heckert.

Miss Heckert taught Primer, 1st & 2nd grades for several years at the Middle Hurricane School. She is still living in the Spencer area.

Submitted by Jeff McCune

Jesse James in Clay and Roane Counties

Jesse James in Clay and Roane CountiesPopular
Posted by: Webmaster   (See more photos from Webmaster)   Category People    2007/9/8 23:38
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This newspaper clipping recounts Anis Burnside's encounter with Jesse James.

Is this possibly Jane Looney Hershbarger?

Is this possibly Jane Looney Hershbarger?Popular
Posted by: Webmaster   (See more photos from Webmaster)   Category Unidentified    2009/6/30 17:31
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If you recognize this lady, please leave a comment to let us know.

Amma Baseball Team, Roane County Champions 1930

Amma Baseball Team, Roane County Champions 1930Popular
Posted by: Webmaster   (See more photos from Webmaster)   Category People    2007/9/8 22:19
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This picture of the Amma championship team taken a few minutes after their victory includes, front, left to right: Clyde Knight, Holley Carper, Harry Ferrell, Hallie Steel, Romie Graham, Oke Cottrell, Crede McClain (umpire).
Back row: Charlie Harris, Bert Miller, Monlie Miller, Grase Burns, George Young, Ora Gandy, Romie Cottrell, Oral Dye (umpire), Roy Nida (manager).

Donald Vineyard, president of the league, is shown presenting the William Woodyard cup to the winning manager and members of the state police force are shown holding aloft the championship pennant presented by The Times Record.

A story of this team appeared in The Times Record on Thursday, May 7, 1998 titled "That Special Season, Amma Baseball Club won 1930 county championship" and was written by Jack Nida, guest writer. The eight team league received front page coverage each week in The Times Record during the summer of 1930 and the championship playoffs were billed as The Little World Series. Nearly 2,000 people attended each of the three playoff games at Tariff and Tater Run ball fields.


Beech Hill School 1946

Beech Hill School 1946Popular
Posted by: Webmaster   (See more photos from Webmaster)   Category Schools    2007/8/26 12:40
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L to R - 1st Row - Barbara Roberts

2nd Row - Ruby Payne, Wilma Carper, Faye Payne

3rd Row - Kenneth Payne, Bob Cook, Bobby Roberts

4th Row - Roscoe Carper

Submitted by Ella (Carper) Myers

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