Dr. W.W. Baker of Hamlin, WV

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Dr. W.W. Baker (1841-1920) of Hamlin, Lincoln County, WV. Photo copyright: Fred B. Lambert Papers, Special Collections Department, James E. Morrow Library, Marshall University, Huntington, WV. https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=47399295

Dr. Baker's Foot Amputated HuA 11.19.1898

Huntington (WV) Advertiser, 19 November 1898.

Estep News 04.16.1926

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An unknown local correspondent from Big Creek in Logan County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on April 9, 1926:

There are a great many sick people in our town at present. There has been about ten cases of measles in and near this place.

Frank Chapman of East End has a Sweetie somewhere in town. Wonder if any of the boys know who she is. She wears bobbed hair. You know the “Flapper Reigns.”

Some of our young folks visited Thomas’ Circle last Saturday, thinking that the school at that place closed that day, but it closed Friday.

Miss Ida Thomas of this place left for Earling last Thursday where she will assist in nursing her little cousin Master Robert Varney, Jr., who is very ill with measles.

Mrs. Alvin Hill of Ellis Fork is reported to be slowly convalescing after a long illness with measles.

Elbert Ferrell and J.A. Thomas of Estep have broken the record planting potatoes. They have planted nearly all of the Gince Hollow, a tributary of North Fork, near Estep.

Miss Edith Chapman of East End was seen going through this hamlet last Friday afternoon enroute for the town of Banco.

The school at Thomas’ Circle closed last Friday on account of measles.

Mrs. Woodrow Adkins died at her home on Big Ugly last Sunday of blood poisoning. Interment took place at the head of Turtle Creek at the Miller cemetery, near Mrs. Belle Miller’s.

Big Creek News 04.09.1926

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An unknown local correspondent from Big Creek in Logan County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on April 9, 1926:

Here we come with a bit of Big Creek news.

We sure did have a nice Easter. Plenty of eggs and a good time.

The teachers and pupils of this school were seen on the hill hunting eggs Friday afternoon. I bet they were all boiled hard, don’t you Nannie?

We are sorry to chronicle the death of Mrs. P.D. Bradbury of this place, who died at her home Saturday about 1:30 a.m. and was buried at the Chapman cemetery Sunday afternoon. She was a good Christian woman and will be missed by the children of God as well as other friends.

We are having nice weather at this writing and hope it will continue.

F.W. Saltsman seems rather down-hearted. Cheer up, Saltsman. Winter is over.

We would be very glad if some one would come to Big Creek and preach some for us.

Mr. Chafin of Chapmanville has been doing some classified work at the Big Creek school.

We wish the school much success with their cooking.

Miss Harmon has a girl that suits her at last.

Wonder where Archie goes every Sunday when he is up? He always has to run to keep the train from leaving him. Ask Princess where he was.

Miss Thomas, what have you done with Mr. Adams?

What has become of the cook? We guess A.C. has taken his place.

Come on Banco, Manila, Chapmanville, and Henlawson. Come on with more news.

Luther Wheeler demonstrated spring Monday by taking a joy ride on his bicycle.

W.G. Lucas, who has been sick for quite a while, is much better.

Marie, where is your Kennedy?

Combinations: Ikey and her sweetie; Miss Richardson going to school; Princess and her books; Martha going to Lincoln; Marie looking for Kennedy; Saltsman and his new cap; Nannie and Dell going to the show; Mr. Kennard spitting his tobacco juice; Archie going to Millard’s.

Good night, old Banner, hope to meet you in dreamland.

If this is published, will call again.

Evermont Adkins

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From “Hardesty’s History of Lincoln County, West Virginia,” published by H.H. Hardesty, we find this entry for Evermont Adkins, who resided at Fourteen in Lincoln County, West Virginia:

Is a son of Lewis and Melcina (Hunter) Adkins, whose personal history follows this. He is a native of Wayne county, West Virginia, born February 1, 1839, and he came to Lincoln county in 1844. Evermont Adkins was united in wedlock in Lincoln county, in 1865, with Elizabeth Hester Drake, and to them four children have been born, namely: Mary E., October 21, 1866; Paulina F., February 24, 1869; William H., April 10, 1871; Emma J., June 29, 1882. Mrs. Adkins was born in Lincoln county January 2, 1848, and her parents, Henderson and Catherine (Lucas) Drake, are both deceased. Mr. Adkins enlisted in the War Between the States in 1862, serving two years in the 2nd Virginia Regiment, Confederate army. He is, at present, a prosperous farmer in Laurel Hill district, owning 767 acres of farming land, a part of which is situated on Fourteen Mile creek, and a part on Guyan river. The land is well timbered, and has upon it a young apple and peach orchard. Evermont Adkins is school trustee in Laurel Hill district, and receives his mail at Fourteen, Lincoln county, West Virginia.

SourceThe West Virginia Encyclopedia, Vol. 7 (Richwood, WV: Jim Comstock, 1974), p. 138.

Little Kanawha Lumber Company (1890)

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The Little Kanawha Lumber Company of Portsmouth, Ohio, operated in the Guyandotte Valley of Logan County, WV. The Logan County Banner newspaper regularly updated readers of its activity.

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Logan County Banner (Logan, WV), 6 August 1891.

Chapmanville News 03.26.1926

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An unknown local correspondent from Chapmanville in Logan County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on March 26, 1926:

We are having some fine weather after such a cold winter.

What will the boys of Chapmanville do now the works are just about shut down?

Miss Katie Chapman of Logan was seen in our little town once more.

Miss Lola Shackelford of Logan was the all night guest of her aunt Saturday.

P.M. Toney and A.J. Thomas were calling on friends in the lower end of the city Sunday.

What made you look so blue, Ace? She will stay longer next time.

Calling on Mrs. Martha Roberts Sunday were the following: Mr. Von Browning and family, Clifford Griffin, Lizzie Wagner, Mrs. Charlie Hale, and Miss Carmicle.

There sure was a turn out at Chapmanville Sunday to inspect the new road.

Miss Carlie Compton and sweetie and Ernest Compton were out walking Sunday.

Wallie Kestler has been on the sick list for a few days but is better at this writing.

The measles are getting bad around here. Mr. Toney’s family and Hughie Elllis’ family has them.

Uncle Gord Lilly is visiting Garland Adams the past week.

Jim Hardwick and Johnnie Webb were out walking Sunday.

Quite a number of people from Kitchen were in Chapmanville Saturday. Squire Lowe was in the bunch, also James Dingess.

Okey Bryant and wife seem to enjoy themselves.

Winter must be over. People are planting gardens here.

Lewis Adkins

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From “Hardesty’s History of Lincoln County, West Virginia,” published by H.H. Hardesty, we find this entry for Lewis Adkins, who resided at Fourteen in Lincoln County, West Virginia:

Was born in Wayne county, (then) Virginia, in 1814, and in 1841 came to what is now Lincoln county. Jacob and Pheobe (Bradshaw) Adkins were his parents, both now deceased. Lewis Adkins has been twice married; his first wife, Melcina Hunter, died, leaving eight children, born as follows: Evermont, February 1, 1839; Anderville, February 28, 1842; Albert M., August 27, 1844; Hansford, October 27, 1847; Emily, August 1850, died in 1866; Hugh C., April 17, 1853; Spencer, May 17, 1856; Richard, May 26, 1861. In Cabell county, in 1866, Mr. Adkins was again united in wedlock, with Emma Brumfield, and to them one child was born: Sampson, December 27, 1866. Mrs. Adkins was born in this county, in 1824, the year in which her parents, John and Rachel (Haskins) Brumfield, settled here. Mr. Adkins is one of the farming population of Laurel Hill district, and any mail for him may be addressed to Fourteen, Lincoln county, West Virginia.

SourceThe West Virginia Encyclopedia, Vol. 7 (Richwood, WV: Jim Comstock, 1974), p. 139.

NOTE: Emmazetta (Brumfield) Adkins was a sister to my ancestor, Paris Brumfield.