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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 June 4, 1926:
Here we are back again into our friendly circle, The Banner family, with a few items from the progressive little town of Banco.
Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Stone and Mrs. Lizzie Perdue and daughter, Louise, of Banco motored to West Hamlin last Sunday and all reported a very enjoyable day.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Baisden and children of Needmore were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Duty of Spring Dale last Tuesday.
B.R. Lucas and son Freddie of this place attended church at Big Creek last night.
Mrs. Charles C. Varney and daughter Madeline were the all day guests of Mrs. J.B. Lucas at Pumpkin Center last Wednesday.
Miss Charlotte Chapman of Estep was a business caller in Banco last week.
Wonder who the girl was at Big Creek last week that laid her arm around a Banco Boy’s neck for a strawberry?
Miss Marea Lucas was calling on Misses Mattie and Ollie Varney last Sunday afternoon.
Wonder how Basil Duty would like another trip to Big Ugly? Why not call a taxi next time, Basil?
Okey Justice of Whitman was calling on homefolks on Elm street last Sunday.
Wonder if Frank Chapman and Jesse Justice are having much success at Spring Dale? We wish them the best of luck. Be careful boys and don’t go any farther than the mill.
We saw in last week’s letter from Shegon an item which read like this: “Fred Woolum sure does look sweet in his new straw stack.” We have a boy in our town whose name is Fred Woolum and he also has a new straw stack. Just ask the girls of Sutton. They will tell the rest.
Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Hager of this place was a business caller in Big Creek last week.
Miss Millie Lancaster, teacher of the Banco school left for her home in Martinsburg, W.Va., last week. She will be missed by her many friends.
Mrs. L.A. Ellis of Needmore is visiting friends and relatives in Logan this week.
H.F. Lucas and father motored to Big Creek last Sunday.
Miss Mary Thomas of Estep was a caller in Banco last Tuesday night.
“Just a little sympathy for a boy whom we know well
Who met a girl at church in the Sunny Dell
And in the parlor when the lights were burning low,
A girl who left for Braxton county some little time ago.”
Success to The Banner readers.
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An unknown correspondent from Harts in Lincoln County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on January 28, 1927:
When you are lonely and sad,
Read The Banner it will make you glad.
Edward Brumfield is very much pleased since he has been appointed deputy sheriff at Harts.
Hendrix Brumfield is our road supervisor in Harts Creek now.
Justice of the Peace John Gartin was looking after important business in Harts Saturday.
Board of Education of Harts Creek district met at Harts Saturday to hire some more teachers to fill vacancies in the schools. A large crowd of people was present.
Fred Adkins went through Harts on a mule Saturday morning. Wonder what’s the matter?
Misses Jessie and Verna Brumfield spent Friday and Saturday shopping in Huntington.
Herbert Adkins was in Hamlin Monday on business.
John McEldowney of Charleston was the recent guest of Miss Hollena Ferguson at Harts Saturday.
Miss Cora Adkins was the guest of friends at Sand Creek Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Adkins of Man spent several days visiting friends at Harts.
Mrs. Dallas McComas spent Sunday with homefolks at West Hamlin.
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An unknown correspondent from Harts in Lincoln County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on December 3, 1926:
Oh, gee! Look what is at Harts. Nothing but mud and raining.
Mrs. Dallas McComas of Harts was the guest of her mother of West Hamlin on Thanksgiving.
Edward Brumfield was looking downhearted Sunday. Cheer up, Edward. Your girl will soon return.
There was great excitement in Harts Friday. Fred Adkins’ dog died.
Miss Sylvia Cyfers of Gill was the guest of Miss Jessie Brumfield at Harts Saturday.
Chas. Brumfield was transacting business matters in Logan last week.
Mrs. Nora Brumfield is progressing nicely with her school at Harts.
All the people in Harts are anxious to read The Banner.
Daily happenings: Robert and his letters; Ed and his sporty lumberjacket; Herbert and his greenback bills; Jessie and her satin slippers; May and her curls; Tom and his frock tail coat; Bessie and her red sweater; Cora and her white cap; Corbett and his oil can; Howard and his bob tail sweater; Clyde and his little tight shirt; Nora and her magazines; James and his dog; Enos and his red hair; Cora and her powder puff; Ella and her marcel wavers; Aunt Hollena and her cane.
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An unknown correspondent from Harts in Lincoln County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on October 22, 1926:
Grover Gartin of Ranger was calling on Miss Nola Adkins Sunday.
Herbert Adkins was transacting business in Huntington Monday.
Ward Brumfield was looking after business matters in Hamlin Tuesday.
Earl Wysong and Miss Bertha Haines of Logan were visiting friends and relatives at Harts Saturday and were entertained by Miss Jessie Brumfield.
Miss Cora Adkins spent Sunday at Gill.
Mr. and Mrs. Toney Johnson of Columbus, Ohio, spent Sunday with her mother, Mrs. Chas. Brumfield of Harts.
Mrs. Ellis Hans Isaac of West Hamlin was calling on friends here Sunday.
Miss Pauline Scites and little sister Virginia of Huntington were the guests of Miss Jessie Brumfield Sunday at Harts.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dingess of Whirlwind passed through Harts Saturday evening enroute to Logan.
Jack and Mary Marcum of Ranger were in Harts Sunday.
Mrs. C.C. Pack and Miss Jessie Brumfield and little sister, May Zell, attended the funeral of Mrs. Wesley Tomblin, which took place at the Browning cemetery on Harts Creek Tuesday.
Ira Tomblin is very ill at present with typhoid fever.
We are very sorry to announce the death of Mrs. Wes Tomblin, who died at her home on Harts Creek Monday morning of pneumonia fever.
Mrs. Jas. Porter is very ill at this writing.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Adkins and Mrs. Brooke Adkins of Hamlin were calling on friends in Harts Sunday afternoon.
Ward Brumfield, deputy sheriff of Lincoln county, is loading ties today (Wednesday).
Fisher B. Adkins, Republican nominee for county clerk, is making a progressive campaign. Go to it, Fisher. We are going to elect the whole ticket this time.
Dr. Ferrell of Chapmanville was calling on patients in Harts and on Harts Creek Saturday.
School is progressing nicely here with Mrs. Nora Brumfield for teacher.
Good luck to The Banner!
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An unknown correspondent from Harts in Lincoln County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on October 8, 1926:
Rev. Grover Gartin of Amherstdale was calling on Miss Nola Adkins Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Drew Adkins and children of Logan have been visiting the latter’s sister, Mrs. R.L. Powers, of this place.
Miss Blanch Lambert of Toney has been calling on Miss Cora Adkins.
Mrs. Nora Brumfield is teaching a very successful term of school here.
F.B. Adkins, Republican nominee for county clerk, was taken to the Kessler-Hatfield hospital on Monday night with an injured arm.
Miss Sylvia Cyfers of Gill was the guest of Miss Cora Adkins Saturday.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Watson Adkins a fine boy named Thomas Watson, Jr.
Misses Nannie and Vergia Fry of Barboursville were the weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. S.H. Adkins and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Herb Adkins have moved into their new home which was completed only a few days ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Dallas McComas of this place were visiting home folks at West Hamlin Saturday and Sunday.
W.M. McCann of Logan was the guest of his daughter, Mrs. Watson Adkins, one day last week.
O.E. Bias, C. & O. operator of this place, is working at McConnell for a few days.
Dr. Taylor of Huntington made an eloquent speech here one day last week.
Bill Adkins and M.C. Farley made a flying trip to Ranger Wednesday.
Clyde Rutherford was seen in Harts this week.
Miss Mae Caines of this place made a trip to Logan one day last week.
Mrs. F.B. Adkins was visiting relatives in Harts Sunday.
Mrs. Fred Adkins and Florence Davis have been calling on Rev. and Mrs. Jas. Porter.
Miss Jessie Brumfield was in Harts Saturday evening.
J.M. Marcum of Ranger, Democratic nominee for county clerk, was in Harts Wednesday.
Dr. J.T. Ferrell of Chapmanville and Miss Rine Browning were seen out car riding one day last week.
Dr. J.T. Chafin of Hamlin was in Harts Wednesday.
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From “Hardesty’s History of Lincoln County, West Virginia,” published by H.H. Hardesty, we find this entry for George W. Messinger, who resided at West Hamlin in Lincoln County, West Virginia:
Is a son of Nicholas and Mary (Williams) Messinger, who settled in what is now Lincoln county in 1838. He was here born, in Sheridan district, in 1842, and his marriage was solemnized in this district, in 1868, Sarah E. McComas becoming his wife. Their seven children were born: Mary N., December 6, 1868; Erastus, September 11, 1870; Thomas J., September 28, 1872; John W., June 6, 1875; Catherine, August 27, 1877; Myrta, September 14, 1879; Emery F., September 27, 1881. The parents of Mrs. Messinger were both born in what is now Lincoln county, Thomas J. and Catherine (Condons) McComas, and her birth was in Sheridan district, in 1844. The father of George W. was a soldier of the 1812 war, and died in Lincoln county, March 29, 1878, at the advanced age of eighty-eight years. George W. Messinger is a prosperous farmer, owning 518 acres of good land on Fall creek, near the Falls of Guyan. The land is well improved, so far as under cultivation, and the remainder well timbered, with mineral croppings. He has a fine fruit orchard of apples, pears, peaches, and plums. In addition to his farming interests, he deals extensively in lumber and has an interest in a grist mill. Post office address, Hamlin, Lincoln county, West Virginia.
Source: The West Virginia Encyclopedia, Vol. 7 (Richwood, WV: Jim Comstock, 1974), p. 144.
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An unknown local correspondent from Harts in Lincoln County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on April 20, 1926:
Harts is on a splash again.
Everybody in Harts is planning for the big show at Huntington the 27th.
Measles are raging very bad at this place.
Wonder why Dr. Ferrell is going to Fred Adkins so often?
Ward Brumfield is transacting business in Charleston this week.
Edward Adkins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Watson Adkins, is very ill at present with the measles.
Robert Powers is awful well pleased since he got to be section foreman on the railroad. Oh, gee, Miss Sadie can wear fine kid gloves now.
Wonder why Hardin Marcum is hanging around the Thomas hotel so much?
Mrs. Gibson and little daughter of Maubar were calling on Mrs. Robert Powers at Harts Sunday evening.
Enos Dials is still squeezing the Big Creek kids.
All the teachers here are planning for the summer term in Marshall College.
Robert Black of Logan was seen in Harts Sunday.
Herbert Adkins is a business caller in Logan this week.
Miss Jewell Elizabeth and Ed Brumfield are very busy these days, reading Educational News.
Cora Adkins seems to be enjoying herself these days.
The ocean is wide, the sea is deep. It takes a railroad boy to make a fool out of me.
There were six made 8th grade diplomas in the diploma test here.
Quite a lot of the West Hamlin boys were seen in Harts Sunday.
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“Reporter,” a local correspondent from Gill in Lincoln County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Lincoln Republican printed on Thursday, June 7, 1923:
Ward Spears, Coon Adkins, and Frank Cooper attended prayer meeting at Leet Friday night.
Frank Cooper who has been walking track for the C. & O. at Logan was here the latter part of last week.
There is a number of cases of measles in this section. The entire family of W.M. Sperry has been ill with them.
W.M. Sperry has been teaching a singing school at Buck Lick with good success. Large crowds are attending.
Philip Sperry returned home the latter part of last week from a visit on Parsner Creek, Nine Mile, Hamlin and West Hamlin.
The wages of the section men in this section were raised to $3.20 per day on May 16th. Mr. Tipton is foreman and is okay for the business.
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“Pinkey,” a local correspondent from Ferrellsburg in Lincoln County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Lincoln Democrat printed on Thursday, April 4, 1918:
Dr. Cline of Hamlin quarantined a few cases of small pox here in this community one day last week.
Mr. Reynolds of West Hamlin was here on business recently.
General Adkins has been clearing land and sowing oats the past week.
Herbert Adkins of Harts passed through here Saturday from Fry where he had been transacting business.
Our old friend C.S. McCoy took dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Ira Adkins one day last week.
Mr. and Mrs. General Adkins accompanied by his father, Hansford Adkins were the guests of Bilton and Milcie McNeely Sunday.
Little Miss Cuba Nelson and Mary Jones were visiting Mrs. S.H. Adkins Sunday.
We have several more cases of small pox reported in our neighborhood.
Mrs. Oma Messer is very ill.
The cross tie business is looking good.