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An unknown correspondent from Banco on Big Creek in Logan County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on September 17, 1926:
Mr. F.D. Lucas of Trace Fork died at his home Tuesday, Sept. 14, after a long illness. Mr. Lucas had seen the frosts of many winters, being near eighty years of age. He is survived by a wife of eight children and a host of grandchildren and one brother known as “Uncle Bill” Lucas. The four daughters are Mrs. Julia Toney of Chapmanville, Mrs. Mollie Vance of Banco, Mrs. Fannie McKinney of Crites, Mrs. Vergie Turner of Chapmanville. The four sons are J.V. Lucas of Trace Fork, B.R. Lucas of Banco, R.L. Lucas of Banco, Ralph Lucas of Vickers Branch. Interment took place at the family graveyard. The bereaved family have our heartfelt sympathy.
The school at this place is progressing nicely under the management of Mrs. Rosa Barker.
Miss Ida Rene Lucas of Logan has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.V. Lucas on Trace Fork the past week.
Everette and Jesse Justice motored to Kentucky last week.
Mr. H.F. Lucas of this place and his girlfriend of Estep motored to Chapmanville last Sunday and attended the basket meeting held by Rev. Green McNeely.
Miss Louisa Pardue of Banco was visiting her sister, Mrs. Sadie Ball at Lake last week.
Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Estep and children of this place motored to the head of Ellis Fork last Sunday and were the guests of Mrs. Estep’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Ellis.
Okey Justice of Whitman was calling on homefolks near Banco this week.
Miss Marea Lucas of this place left for Chapmanville last Sunday where she will attend high school. She will be missed by her many friends.
Miss Gay Pettit of Braxton county was the dinner guest of Mrs. D.H. Harmon last Sunday and was also accompanied to Big Creek by Miss Clara Harmon.
Miss Eva Ellis of Estep was the guest of her sister Mrs. F.L. Estep last Wednesday evening.
Mrs. Mary Hager of this place was a business caller in Big Creek last Tuesday and was the dinner guest of her son, Ted Hager.
Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Stone of Blair was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sanders last Tuesday.
Miss Ruby Bowling of Ohio, teacher of Broad Branch school, was a business caller in Banco and Big Creek Monday.
Miss Anna Ferrell of Estep was the weekend guest of Miss Pearl Hager.
Good luck to The Banner readers.
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An unknown correspondent from Chapmanville in Logan County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on August 26, 1927:
The intermediate class of the Christian Sunday School motored to Blair Mountain Sunday where they enjoyed a picnic. Those enjoying the affair were: Mr. J.H. Barker, teacher; Misses Bernice Ward, Mabel Ferrell, Inez Barker, Oline Curry, Minnie Ferrell, Vivian Ferrell, Sarah Ferrell, Martha Dingess, Hazel McCloud, Lorena, Walton, Miss Rhoades, Lola Ferrell, Julia Ferrell, Beulah and Margaret Ballard, Dr. and Mrs. Ferrell, Paul Winter, Kyle Ballard, Ward Ferrell, Carlos Ferrell, Lamar Collins, Arnold Barker, Tracy Vickers, Dennis Stone, Joe Stone, Orville Barker, G.W. McCloud, G. Fowler, Bud Waugh, and Charley Garrett.
A wonderful time was reported.
Misses Ruby and Hazel Saunders of Big Creek were visiting here Saturday.
Mrs. A.F. Carper is visiting relatives in Montgomery at the present time.
Mrs. H.T. Toney who has been visiting relatives in Flatwoods returned to her home here Saturday.
Miss Tollie Ferrell of Logan spent Sunday here with homefolks.
Mrs. D.R. Hilton is visiting relatives at Price, W.Va.
Mr. Conley of Peach Creek was calling on Miss Barker Saturday evening.
Mrs. Lettie Munsey is conducting a revival at the Church of God. We hope she will be very successful.
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An unknown correspondent from Chapmanville in Logan County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on August 19, 1927:
Miss Bernice Ward was hostess to a party of her friends at her home Friday evening. Those present were: Misses Inez Barker, Ella Toney, Beulah Ballard, Martha Dingess, Minnie and Grace Workman, Minnie Ferrell, G.W. McCloud, Tracy Vickers, James Turner, Bud Waugh, Paul winter, B.H. Grace, Arnold Barker, Dallas Toney, Virgie Ferrell, Ward Ferrell, Carlos Ferrell, and Ernest and Cecil Ward. All reported a lovely time.
Dr. and Mrs. D.J. Ferrell are visiting relatives and friends in New Haven this week.
Miss Beulah Ballard returned to her home here Wednesday after a visit with relatives in Huntington.
Mrs. W.V. Ferrell and Mrs. H.T. Toney are visiting relatives in Flatwoods, W.Va.
Mr. and Mrs. Ellis spent the weekend in Huntington.
We are indeed sorry to report the sudden illness of Mr. G.S. Ferrell who was rushed to a hospital in Huntington Friday afternoon.
Miss Margaret Dingess of Godby was calling on Miss Susie Carper Sunday.
Daily scenes in our village–Mabel and her groceries; Inez working in the office; Paul keeping store; G.W. and his car; Kyle in the garage; Bias and that pipe; Ella Jane and Ward.
Mr. and Mrs. Wetzel Raines of Peach Creek were calling on friends here Sunday.
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An unknown correspondent from Banco on Big Creek in Logan County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on August 6, 1926:
Banco is getting livelier every day. One can look out just any time and see an ice truck, lumber truck or furniture truck. We are sure glad to see our town so rapidly improving.
Charles Garrett of Curry, our ice man, will turn a cold shoulder on all the girls on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week.
Miss Pearl Hager of this place is spending the week with her brother, C.L. Hager at Stone Branch.
Misses Clara Harmon and Marea Lucas were the Sunday evening guests of Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Lucas.
Jesse Justice of Elm Street was calling on his old girl at Manila last Sunday.
Charlie Stone, small son and daughter and Ruby May, Bill Butcher, Ruby Sanders and Tiny Chafin motored to Banco Wednesday evening.
H.F. Lucas and sister Marea of Elm Street motored to Manila last Saturday, attended church and were the all-night guests of their aunt, Mary Jane Drake.
J.M. Harmon and W.J. Vance of Peach Creek motored through Banco last Monday.
F.L. Estep of this place made a business call in Estep last Wednesday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Son Ball and baby of Hewitt have been visiting Mrs. Ball’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Pardee, at this place this week.
Aunt Rispa Stone has returned to her home on Ed Stone Branch. She has been absent from this place for some time. Her entire family and all her friends were glad to see her back again.
Mrs. Etta Thomas and daughter Hazel of Thomas Circle were Wednesday night guests of Mrs. Thomas’ daughter, Mrs. Grayce McComas, at Daisy.
Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Lucas motored to Chapmanville last Tuesday where they attended the primary.
Wonder what has become of Basil Duty? We haven’t seen him in town for two or three days. There must be some attraction on Lynn Street.
Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Queen of Logan motored through Banco last Sunday enroute to Needmore.
Good luck and good wishes.
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An unknown correspondent from Banco on Big Creek in Logan County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on July 27, 1926:
Roses are red, violets are blue,
Banco girls are always true.
Forrest Barker of Charleston and Miss Hazel Sanders of this place were joy riding last Sunday afternoon.
B.R. Lucas and son Fred motored to Chapmanville last Wednesday.
Jesse Justice has obtained a new job. Hope he’shaving much success.
Mrs. Mary Hager of Lynn street was the dinner guest of Mrs. D.H. Harmon last Sunday.
Miss Ruby Sanders of this place was visiting relatives in Huntington and Barboursville last week.
Miss Mary Thomas of Estep and Miss Lucas and little sister Jean of this place were the Sunday evening guests of Clara Harmon.
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Hager of Big Creek were the guests of Mr. Hager’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Hager at this place last Wednesday night.
J.H. Pardue of Huntington motored to Banco last Sunday evening.
Mrs. Maggie Adams of Big Creek was seen going through Banco one day last week in her new car.
Mrs. E.C. Varney and children of Elm street were calling on Mrs. J.A. Stone at this place last Wednesday afternoon.
Wonder if Gardner Baisden still helps the women saddle their horses? Always be good to Sarah, Gardner.
Mr. and Mrs. R.S. Pardue and children of Big Creek motored to the home of Mrs. Pardue’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.V. Lucas on Trace Fork last week.
H.F. Lucas was very busy last week. He sure believes in making hay while the sun shines.
Basil Duty sure does like to go to Big Creek to church. One girl at a time is enough for Basil.
J.W. Thomas and daughter Mary of Estep were the dinner guests here of Mr. Thomas’ sister, Mrs. D.H. Harmon, last Wednesday.
Daily happenings: Hub and his dinner pail; Basil and his mule; Fred and his Ford; Jesse and his peddling wagon.
Success to one and all.
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An unknown correspondent from Banco on Big Creek in Logan County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on July 20, 1926:
Banco is getting to be a lively place. Traffic is getting to be so thick we will soon have to employ a traffic cop for every corner.
Jesse Harmon and W.J. Vance of Peach Creek and two girlfriends motored through Banco last Sunday afternoon.
B.R. Lucas and son Fred motored to Big Creek last Wednesday evening to attend a protracted meeting.
D.H. Harmon of this place was loading bank ties at Big Creek last week while his employees did the sawing at Spring Dale.
Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Stone and grandchildren of this place were weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Stone at Blair.
H.F. Lucas and sister Marea of Banco motored to Estep last Sunday evening after the singing teacher bade us all goodbye.
Jesse Justice has obtained a new job at Spring Dale.
Wonder why Basil Duty has the blues so bad these days? Don’t worry, Basil. Ruby and Fannie will soon return.
Miss Pearl Hager was the all night guest of Miss Clara Harmon last Sunday night.
Wonder why Gardner Baisden went to meet the down train last Monday?
Annie Chapman of Hamlin was a caller in Banco last Monday morning.
Mrs. Etta Thomas and daughter Hazel were business callers in Banco last Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Varney and daughters Nellie, Lois, Mabel and Ruby attended the last day of singing at this place last Sunday.
Mrs. J.B. Lucas was the dinner guest of her mother, Mrs. D.H. Harmon, last Monday.
Luther Bias of Chapmanville was seen going through Banco last Wednesday. Wonder if he called at Pumpkin Center?
Mr. and Mrs. John Vance and children motored to the mouth of Trace Fork to visit Mrs. Vance’s father, F.D. Vance, who has been ill for some time.
Mrs. D.H. Harmon entertained as her guest on last Wednesday evening Mrs. Amanda and Nola Justice and Miss Marea Lucas of Elm Street.
The following documents relating to the killing of Burwell Chapman in Chapmanville District are located in the Logan County Circuit Clerk’s Office in Logan, WV.
Sept. 14, 1903
Mr. S.B. Mullins,
I write this to inform you that I expect to have you and Maudie summoned to my trial pretty soon. The time has come that I must face bitter enemies and as you know they would be glad to see me hung whether I was guilty or not. I know and God knows I am not guilty of the charge which is alleged against me, though my life is at stake because they hate me so bad. You know that I stayed at your boat on the night the house was burned and you know that we talked about it the next morning and you said that you were glad that I did stay at your house that night. I am positive that I was not off your boat on the night the house was burned. I can’t swear positive that a fishing crew passed your boat on the night the house was burned but I was positive that I talked to you that night about going fishing.
Don’t you remember seeing that light at the head of the shoal above the boat the night the house was burned? I know that you can safely swear that I stayed at your boat anyhow till 11 o’clock that night. How would you like to be taken away from your family for something you did not do?
It is in your power to make me a free man and I know that you will do so. I want you to come up to see me just as soon as you get this letter. No matter what you are doing when you must drop it and come. I will pay you more for your time than you can get for working on the mill. I want you to go to work for me and help me to show up the truth in this matter. Justice is all on earth I ask.
STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA, LOGAN COUNTY.
The Grand Jurors of the State of West Virginia in and for the body of the County of Logan, upon their oaths present that Lloyd Ellis on the 14th day of May 1903, in the County aforesaid, willfully, maliciously, deliberately, feloniously, and unlawfully did slay, kill and murder one Burwell Chapman, against the peace and dignity of the State.Found at the October Term of said Court, 1903, upon the information of Lena Chapman sworn in open Court and sent before the Grand Jury to give evidence to that body.
We the Jury find the Defendant Not Guilty.
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An unknown correspondent from Banco on Big Creek in Logan County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on July 13, 1926:
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Varney and children of Thomas Circle attended the singing school at Banco last Sunday conducted by Prof. Albert Estep of Limestone.
Mr. and Mrs. T.D. Butcher and children of Wilkinson motored through Banco Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Hager of Banco left for their home in Big Creek Monday.
Charlie Stone of Blair was the all-night guest of his parents Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Stone at this place last Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. John Vance and children motored to Hamlin in their new Ford last Tuesday.
J.A. Pardue and sister-in-law, Miss Sylvia Hinds, of Huntington motored to Banco last Sunday were the all-day guest of Mr. Pardue’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Pardue.
Rev. Jeffrey of Chapmanville was visiting his mother, Mrs. Minta Jeffrey, near Banco last week.
Spring Dale is getting livelier every day. W.M. Gullett has purchased a new truck to haul lumber.
Misses Hazel and Ruby Saunders spent the Fourth in Logan.
Miss Ollie and Mattie Varney and Irene Lunsford were calling in our town one evening last week.
H.F. Lucas, mother, and little sister Jeanne Eleanor returned from Nellis, W.Va., Monday. Mrs. Lucas reports her brother, C.A. Justice, who recently removed from Charleston hospital where he was operated on for appendicitis, is getting along nicely.
Mrs. Polly Ellis of Big Creek and Miss Cornell Chapman of Estep and Dr. Ferrell of Chapmanville were out motoring last Wednesday.
Luther Bias of Chapmanville sure does think a lot of the girls as he had three in his little Ford last Monday evening. Be careful, Bias. Don’t get too many. Someone might get jealous.
Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Lucas spent the Fourth of July with Mr. Lucas’ aunt, Mrs. Sarah Ferrell at Chapmanville.
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An unknown correspondent from Banco on Big Creek in Logan County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on July 9, 1926:
Here we come with a rush and a bound,
No better news from Banco can be found.
Everybody around Banco is lively. A large crowd attended the singing sat this place Sunday.
H.F. Lucas and mother and little sister Jeanne motored to Nellis, W.Va., last Saturday to visit Mrs. Lucas’ brother who is in the Charleston hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. Crissie Simmons and children of Glasgow are the guests of Mrs. Simmons’ parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Perry of Vicker’s Branch.
Mrs. Rosa Ellis of Needmore left for Logan Sunday where she spent the Fourth.
Mrs. Ethel Ferrell and daughter of Estep were visiting Mrs. Jno. Hager on Ed Stone Branch last Sunday.
Basil Duty spent Saturday and Sunday in Logan.
John Vance has purchased a new model Ford.
Mr. and Mrs. Okey Justice and little daughter Alice are visiting Mr. Justice’s parents on Elm street this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Varney and children of Manbar were calling on Mr. and Mrs. Charles Duty at Spring Dale Saturday and Sunday.
Wonder what has become of Mr. Bias of Chapmanville that we never see him anymore?
Miss Clara Harmon spent Sunday on Elm street with Miss Marea Lucas. They enjoyed the evening playing music.
Good luck to one and all.