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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

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.


Amma School ca1938

Amma School ca1938Popular
Posted by: Webmaster   (See more photos from Webmaster)   Category Schools    2007/8/26 11:37
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Front Row L-R
Harry Abshire, Joan Carper, Bob Looney, Catherine Abbott, Betty Jarvis, Jack Nida, Agnes Drennen, Farley Strickland, Bob Elswick, Clarice Ashley.

2nd Row Standing
Jay Kidd Helmick, Bruce Elswick, Donald Jarvis, Jim Cook, John Jarvis, Betty Cook, Clara Ashley, Nellie Abbott

3rd Row Standing
Dick Ashley, Jack Ashley, Lillian Samples, Harold Drennen, Cova Strickland, Orva Engle (teacher), Garnet Strickland (in front of Orva Engle), Delphia Abbott, Beulah Elswick, Verde Drennen, Madge Ashley

Submitted by Jim Cook

Beech Hill School 1946

Beech Hill School 1946Popular
Posted by: Webmaster   (See more photos from Webmaster)   Category Schools    2007/8/26 12:37
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Beech Hill School was located on Little Left Hand road about 3/4 mile from the mouth of Little Left Hand Creek at Amma. It was a one room school with beautiful glass doors covering the built in library book shelves. The well house and pump provided good, cold water. Most all of the structure has now fallen down.

L to R - 1st Row - Irene Payne, Ella Myers, Mabel Payne, Georgia Carper, Hazel Payne, Minnie Carper

2nd Row - Ellen Drake, Betty Caper, Richard Campbell, Howard Carper, Jr., Darius Hall. Nancy Carper was absent.

Submitted by Ella (Carper) Myers

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

Do you know us?

Do you know us?Popular
Posted by: Webmaster   (See more photos from Webmaster)   Category Unidentified    2007/8/26 1:00
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If you recognize these people, please leave a comment to let us know.

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.

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

Harper's Little Family

Harper's Little FamilyPopular
Posted by: Webmaster   (See more photos from Webmaster)   Category People    2013/4/21 22:16
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This is the Alexander and Mary Frances (Jones) Harper family.

Maxine Landfried submitted this picture and provides this history:

My mother-in-law, Ersil Bailey Landfried (1911-1987 - See Story in Roane County 1989 book), was a niece of Mary Frances and after she (Ersil) died we found this picture with the words on the back "Harper's little family".  Of course, I soon found them in the family tree and census records.  It seems all ten children are lined up in birth order.  I believe several of the sons became doctors and were influential in Roane County.

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