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General Interest : 24th Annual Genealogy Fair
 Posted by Linda Cottrell Liss on 2018/7/27 16:25:53 (1520 reads)

MARK YOUR CALENDARS - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2018, Heritage Park Community Building, 110 Church Street, Spencer, WV 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

General Interest : RCHS Celebrating 25th Birthday
Posted by Linda Cottrell Liss on 2018/6/20 15:15:46 (544 reads)

The Roane County Historical Society, Inc. is celebrating its 25th Birthday! MARK YOUR CALENDARS. Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, June 28, 2018, 7 p.m. at the Roane County Library, 110 Parking Plaza in Spencer. As part of the program & celebration members and guests are invited to bring an item of personal historic interest; a book, photo, a treasured plate or other memento to "Show and Tell." Cake and ice cream will be served.

General Interest : Death of RCHS Member: Carol Cronin
Posted by Linda Cottrell Liss on 2018/5/17 10:09:43 (661 reads)

Nancy Carol Cronin, 74, of Spencer, died Sunday, May 13, 2018 at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington, after a brief illness.
She was born July 27, 1943 at Ravenna, Ohio, a daughter of the late John Henry and Leona Helen Tawney McClain.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Cronin; children, Timothy James Cronin, Susan Carol Cronin and Joyce Ann Cronin; brothers, Billy Glen McClain, Ferrell Lee McClain, Alan Roy McClain and David Lynn McClain.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, David and Dona Cronin of Parkersburg and Danny and Amy Cronin of Spencer; siblings, John Leslie (Joyce) McClain of Anderson, S.C., Elizabeth Dianne (Roma) Short, Jr. of Spencer, Kathy Jane (Michael) Popp of Teays Valley and Edward Bryan (Barbie) McClain also of Spencer; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Carol was a retired employee of Hays & Company, Spencer. She was a former employee of the Spencer Hospital and State Farm Insurance. Carol was a 1961 graduate of Spencer High School and attended Charleston Business College. She was a member of the Holy Redeemer Church, Spencer. Carol was an active member of the Roane County Historical Society and was considered, by many, as the unofficial historian of Roane County. She taught Sunday school for many years and was a former den mother. She was also an avid bowler, who participated in the sport through 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.
A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 18 at the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday and noon until 1:00 p.m. on Friday. After cremation, she will be buried at the Zion Hill Cemetery, Elana.
Condolences may be shared with the family at www.taylorfuneralhomeinc.com

General Interest : DAR - Follow-up Meeting
Posted by Linda Cottrell Liss on 2018/4/25 9:52:03 (536 reads)

ANNOUNCEMENT: Daughters of the American Revolution [DAR] - A meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, April 26th, 2018, 5 p.m. at the Roane County Library in Spencer for those interested in joining DAR. This is a follow-up to the April 14, 2018 workshop - Vicki Baker of the Old Hickory Chapter, Ripley, WV, will be there to offer individualized help, and answer questions on the application process. Visitors and prospective members welcome. Remember we have to have twelve members to form a new Roane County Chapter.

General Interest : DAR Workshop, Saturday, April 14, 2018.
Posted by Linda Cottrell Liss on 2018/3/27 8:50:16 (645 reads)

The Roane County Historical Society, Inc. recently met with representatives from the "Old Hickory" Chapter of NSDAR (Daughters of the American Revolution). Several guests and society members are interested in forming a local chapter for Roane County. To that end a WORKSHOP will be held on SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2018, 9 - 11 a.m. at the ROANE COUNTY LIBRARY, WV ROOM, to work toward that goal. Ms. Vicki Baker of the "Old Hickory" Chapter WV NSDAR will guide interested persons in becoming members of DAR. To become a member of DAR one must prove "document" a line of descent from a Revolutionary War Patriot and twelve members are required to form a new chapter. We hope to see many interested persons on April 14th. PLEASE SHARE.

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