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Belch, Nicholas Skeel 'Nick': Civil War letter written by Nicholas Skeel 'Nick' Belch  (1837-1906)
Belch, Nicholas Skeel "Nick": Civil War letter written by Nicholas Skeel "Nick" Belch (1837-1906)
Nicholas Skeel "Nick" Belch wrote this letter to George and Arminda Bernard Spurgeon Coatney, his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, on May 14, 1863. Nicholas was in a Gallipolis Ohio hospital where care was given to wounded GAR soldiers. This letter is copyrighted by Don Coatney and comes from the Don Coatney Archives. Photo restoration was done by Lynn Weaver.
 
 
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Clark, Donald Edward: Don Clark (1921-2002) Football Article
Clark, Donald Edward: Don Clark (1921-2002) Football Article
This is an excerpt from the book, "As I Remember," written by Frank Hildebrand, a columnist for the Jennings (LA) Daily News. He is reminiscing about the great Jennings Bulldogs football teams of the past and singled out the 1939 team which had Don Clark as their All-State quarterback. That team won the Louisiana 3A State Football Championship, which was the highest category at the time. *Remember to click at the bottom right of the image to enlarge the material.
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Clark, George Leo: Announcement of Office Opening for George Leo Clark (1888-1969)
Clark, George Leo: Announcement of Office Opening for George Leo Clark (1888-1969)
Article was provided by Ann Frazer/Jan Worthy. *Remember to click at the bottom right of the image to enlarge the material.  
 
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Clark, George Leo: Business Announcement for George Leo Clark (1888-1969)
Clark, George Leo: Business Announcement for George Leo Clark (1888-1969)
Announcement was provided by Ann Frazer/Jan Worthy. *Remember to click at the bottom right of the image to enlarge the material. 
 
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Clark, George Leo: Knights of Columbus Article about George Leo Clark (1888-1969)
Clark, George Leo: Knights of Columbus Article about George Leo Clark (1888-1969)
Article was provided by Ann Frazer/Jan Worthy. *Remember to click at the bottom right of the image to enlarge the material. It may take a minute before you can activate this feature. 
 
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Clark, John Thomas: John Thomas Clark (1859-1904),  nominee for senator on the Union Silver ticket
Clark, John Thomas: John Thomas Clark (1859-1904), nominee for senator on the Union Silver ticket
Article was provided by Ann Frazer/Jan Worthy. *Remember to click at the bottom right of the image to enlarge the material. 
 
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Clark, John Thomas: Newspaper Article announcing move of John Thomas Clark (1859-1904) to Hammond, IN
Clark, John Thomas: Newspaper Article announcing move of John Thomas Clark (1859-1904) to Hammond, IN
Article was provided by Ann Frazer/Jan Worthy. *Remember to click at the bottom right of the image to enlarge the material. 
 
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Coatney Brothers' Trained Bears: Letters concerning Cuffy & Lucy, owned by Thomas Jefferson Coatney (1857-1934) & Charles Edward Coatney (1869-1894)
Coatney Brothers' Trained Bears: Letters concerning Cuffy & Lucy, owned by Thomas Jefferson Coatney (1857-1934) & Charles Edward Coatney (1869-1894)
Information about the Coatney Brothers' Trained Bears came from letters in the Don Coatney Archives that were transcribed by Don Coatney, Elissa Landi Goodroe Coatney, and Alice Elaine Coatney. Civil War letters, both original and transcribed, may be found in Don Coatney's Coatney Collection at http://www.rootsweb.com/~inscott/Coatney.html & at
http://www.bitsofblueandgray.com/ (the letters of William Curtis Morgan ) & at
http://www.letterscivilwar.com/index.html (look under contributers for Don Coatney). All above mentioned letters are copyrighted by Don Coatney. *Remember to click at the bottom right of the image to enlarge the material. It may take a minute before you can activate this feature. 
 
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Coatney, Thomas Jefferson: Sketch of the Life Travels and Adventures of Thomas Jefferson Coatney (1857-1934)
Coatney, Thomas Jefferson: Sketch of the Life Travels and Adventures of Thomas Jefferson Coatney (1857-1934)
Sketch of the Life Travels and Adventures of Thomas Jefferson Coatney came from the Don Coatney Archives. See also Don Coatney's Coatney Collection at http://www.rootsweb.com/~inscott/CoatneyPhotos.html  
 
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Cockerill, Franklin Richard 'Frank', Jr.: Awarded Silver Star Article for gallantry in action to Franklin Richard 'Frank' Cockerill, Jr. (1924-2009)
Cockerill, Franklin Richard "Frank", Jr.: Awarded Silver Star Article for gallantry in action to Franklin Richard "Frank" Cockerill, Jr. (1924-2009)
Article was contributed by Patricia McManaman Cockerill to Clifton “Gayle” Cockerill’s website “Samuel Cockerill Genealogy” at http://olypen.com/cliffc/genealogy/index.html *Remember to click at the bottom right of the image to enlarge the material. 
 
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Cockerill, Franklin Richard, Sr.  &  Catherine Lucy 'Katie' Melia : Article about the family of  Franklin Richard Cockerill, Sr.  (1886-1965)  &  Catherine Lucy 'Katie' Melia  (1890-1957)
Cockerill, Franklin Richard, Sr. & Catherine Lucy "Katie" Melia : Article about the family of Franklin Richard Cockerill, Sr. (1886-1965) & Catherine Lucy "Katie" Melia (1890-1957)
Article on the family of Franklin Richard Cockerill, Sr. & Catherine Lucy "Katie" Melia Cockerill was contributed by Patricia McManaman Cockerill to Clifton “Gayle” Cockerill’s website “Samuel Cockerill Genealogy” at http://olypen.com/cliffc/genealogy/index.html *Remember to click at the bottom right of the image to enlarge the material. 
 
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Curfman, Alice: Condolence letter written by Alice Jo Curfman Pogue (b.1909) **SOME INDIVIDUALS APPEAR MORE THAN ONCE IN OUR TREE AND HAVE BEEN LINKED ACCORDINGLY.
Curfman, Alice: Condolence letter written by Alice Jo Curfman Pogue (b.1909) **SOME INDIVIDUALS APPEAR MORE THAN ONCE IN OUR TREE AND HAVE BEEN LINKED ACCORDINGLY.
Letter from Alice Jo Curfman Pogue to Margaret Florence "Maggie" Curfman Pogue (1868-1930) was written shortly after the death of Howard Luthern Pogue (1869-1928). Mentioned in the letter are Brown "Brownie" Pogue who is Howard's brother, and Edna “LaRue” Pogue Hoover’s (b. 1894) little girl who is Margaret Doris "Aunt Peg" Hoover, Howard’s granddaughter. The letter came from the Pogue Collection by Suzanne La Rue “Sana” Maelhorn McGhee. *Remember to click at the bottom right of the image to enlarge the material.  
 
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Estes, John “Jack”: Biography of John “Jack” Estes (1838-1916)
Estes, John “Jack”: Biography of John “Jack” Estes (1838-1916)
John “Jack” Estes’ biography came from
HISTORY OF PUTNAM COUNTY WEST VIRGINIA
UPPER VANDALIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
VOLUME II, pages 102-104
Edited by William D. Wintz
Family History by Kellis and Virginia Gillespie
School History by Paul and Ruth Ellis
Church History by Sheila Williamson and Wilma Hazlette
PICTORIAL HISTORIES PUBLISHING CO., Charleston, WV
Biography submitted to Vol. II by O. R. Miller. 
 
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Estes, Thomas & Erasmus Estes: Biographies of Thomas Estes (1793-1854) & Erasmus Estes (1832-1903)
Estes, Thomas & Erasmus Estes: Biographies of Thomas Estes (1793-1854) & Erasmus Estes (1832-1903)
Thomas Estes & Erasmus Estes’ biographies came from
HISTORY OF PUTNAM COUNTY WEST VIRGINIA
UPPER VANDALIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
VOLUME II, page 102
Edited by William D. Wintz
Family History by Kellis and Virginia Gillespie
School History by Paul and Ruth Ellis
Church History by Sheila Williamson and Wilma Hazlette
PICTORIAL HISTORIES PUBLISHING CO., Charleston, WV
Biography submitted to Vol. II by Virginia Gillespie. 
 
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Estes, Thomas & Mary Sims: Book Excerpt of the Family History of Thomas Estes (b. 1793) & Mary Sims (b. before 1813)
Estes, Thomas & Mary Sims: Book Excerpt of the Family History of Thomas Estes (b. 1793) & Mary Sims (b. before 1813)
This photocopy of the Family History of Thomas Estes & Mary Sims Estes came from the Toney Collection by Mary Jane Vandale Wood and probably originally came from WV Heritage Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, pages 165-166. Included in the photo are (L-R) Thomas Estes & Mary Sims Estes & an unidentified child. 
 
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Haggard, William Selkirk (Lt. Gov. of IN); Biography of William Selkirk (Lt. Gov. of IN) Haggard (1847-1911)
Haggard, William Selkirk (Lt. Gov. of IN); Biography of William Selkirk (Lt. Gov. of IN) Haggard (1847-1911)
Biography of William Selkirk (Lt. Gov. of IN) Haggard came from
Internet Archive: Digital Library at https://archive.org/
https://archive.org/stream/menofprogressind00cumb#page/330/mode/2up picture of
INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT comes from:
Alexa Internet / HP Computer / The Kahle/Austin Foundation Prelinger Archives / National Science Foundation / Library of Congress LizardTech / Sloan Foundation /
Individual contributors (there is a list at the site)
Men of Progress, Indiana
a selected list of biographical sketches and portraits of the leaders in business, professional and official life, together with brief notes of the history and character of Indiana
published under the personal Supervision of Hugh J. McGrath and William Stoddard; ed. by Will Cumback and J. B. Maynard.
Published 1899 by Indianapolis Sentinel Co. in Indianapolis.
 
 
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Herron, Richard & Mary Skeels: Letter concerning Richard Herron (b: 1770-1775; d: 1857) & Mary Skeels (b: abt. 1779) & Nicholas Herron & Isaiah Herron & Antinette Herron & Samuel Ryan (b. 1794)
& Nicholas Skeels (b. abt. 1780-1865) & Isaac Skeels (1786-1866) & William Skeels II (d. 1824)
Herron, Richard & Mary Skeels: Letter concerning Richard Herron (b: 1770-1775; d: 1857) & Mary Skeels (b: abt. 1779) & Nicholas Herron & Isaiah Herron & Antinette Herron & Samuel Ryan (b. 1794) & Nicholas Skeels (b. abt. 1780-1865) & Isaac Skeels (1786-1866) & William Skeels II (d. 1824)
Letter concerning Richard Herron & Mary Skeels Herron & Nicholas Herron & Isaiah Herron & Antinette Herron & Samuel Ryan & Nicholas Skeels & Isaac Skeels & William Skeels II came from Ginger White. The letter is filed with the Tuscarawas County Genealogical Society (P.O. Box 141, New Philadelphia, OH 44663), and is dated June 4, 1946, originally having been sent to Mrs. Scott and Walter, signed by J. T. Ryan. *Remember to click at the bottom right of the image to enlarge the material. It may take a minute before you can activate this feature.  
 
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Johnson, Myrtle May: THE HISTORY OF FATHER'S LIFE-ALBERT HARRISON JOHNSON by Myrtle May Johnson Weeth (1879-1968)
Johnson, Myrtle May: THE HISTORY OF FATHER'S LIFE-ALBERT HARRISON JOHNSON by Myrtle May Johnson Weeth (1879-1968)
THE HISTORY OF FATHER'S LIFE-ALBERT HARRISON JOHNSON was written in 1955 by Myrtle May Johnson Weeth and came from the Johnson/ Weeth Archives by Gerry Weeth Trimble.  
 
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Lockett, John : Letter concerning  Christina 'Tina' Shiverdecker (1862-1935)
Lockett, John : Letter concerning Christina "Tina" Shiverdecker (1862-1935)
Letter from T.A. Caveniss of Ursa, MO, was written May 1, 1897, to John Lockett about having John’s granddaughter Christina "Tina" Shiverdecker Kinder come to pick strawberries for him. Letter came from Glen W. Kinder. *Remember to click at the bottom right of the image to enlarge the material.  
 
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McManaman, Patricia : Newspaper Article about Patricia McManaman (1927-2013)
McManaman, Patricia : Newspaper Article about Patricia McManaman (1927-2013)
Newspaper Article about Patricia McManaman Cockerill came from the Clifton “Gayle” Cockerill Archives. *Remember to click at the bottom right of the image to enlarge the material.  
 
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Pogue, Solomon: Solomon “Sol”  Pogue (1834-1905) Early Families Article
Pogue, Solomon: Solomon “Sol” Pogue (1834-1905) Early Families Article
Early Families Article by J. T. Simmers (from information in his grandfather’s diary) appeared on March 22, 1940 and came from Rev. Lee E. Daywalt. 
 
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Robbins, Harvey: HISTORY OF JACOB ROBBINS AND SARAH SPILLMAN by Harvey Robbins (1833-1925) **SOME INDIVIDUALS APPEAR MORE THAN ONCE IN OUR TREE AND HAVE BEEN LINKED ACCORDINGLY.
Robbins, Harvey: HISTORY OF JACOB ROBBINS AND SARAH SPILLMAN by Harvey Robbins (1833-1925) **SOME INDIVIDUALS APPEAR MORE THAN ONCE IN OUR TREE AND HAVE BEEN LINKED ACCORDINGLY.
The HISTORY OF JACOB ROBBINS AND SARAH SPILLMAN by Harvey Robbins is the story of the lives of Jacob Robbins and Sarah Spillman Robbins and their family, including their journey on the Oregon Trail. This history came from the Willard "Jack" Davis Archives. [Also, see "William Franklin Robbins Letter about the Oregon Trail Journey" at Kevin Mittge's site at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~mittge/robbins/robbins.html ]
 
 
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Robbins, Harvey: PIONEER REMINISCENCES by Harvey Robbins (1833-1925)
Robbins, Harvey: PIONEER REMINISCENCES by Harvey Robbins (1833-1925)
PIONEER REMINISCENCES by Harvey Robbins is the story of Harvey Robbins' service in the Rouge River Indian War, beginning in October of 1855. He was there for eight months, then reenlisted to go to Walla Walla and Yakima to fight the Cayuse and Yakima Indians. This history came from the Willard "Jack" Davis Archives.  
 
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Robbins, Jacob 'Red House Jake' 'Pappy' & Sarah Spillman Robbins: Jacob 'Red House Jake' 'Pappy' Robbins (1809-1896) & Sarah Spillman Robbins (b.1813) account,  JACOB AND SARAH SPILLMAN ROBBINS AND FAMILY IN OREGON AND THE MOLALLA PRAIRIE by Zella S. Muller **SOME INDIVIDUALS APPEAR MORE THAN ONCE IN OUR TREE AND HAVE BEEN LINKED ACCORDINGLY.
Robbins, Jacob "Red House Jake" "Pappy" & Sarah Spillman Robbins: Jacob "Red House Jake" "Pappy" Robbins (1809-1896) & Sarah Spillman Robbins (b.1813) account, JACOB AND SARAH SPILLMAN ROBBINS AND FAMILY IN OREGON AND THE MOLALLA PRAIRIE by Zella S. Muller **SOME INDIVIDUALS APPEAR MORE THAN ONCE IN OUR TREE AND HAVE BEEN LINKED ACCORDINGLY.
This brief account, JACOB AND SARAH SPILLMAN ROBBINS AND FAMILY IN OREGON AND THE MOLALLA PRAIRIE by Zella S. Muller, tells of the departure of the family from Greenburg, Indiana, on March 19, 1852 and their lives after they arrived in Oregon. This document came from the Willard "Jack" Davis Archives. (In both the title and text of this history, Molalla is misspelled several times.) 
 
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Sharp, Kate: GOOD BYE INDIANA by Kate Sharp Jones
**SOME INDIVIDUALS APPEAR MORE THAN ONCE IN OUR TREE AND HAVE BEEN LINKED ACCORDINGLY.
Sharp, Kate: GOOD BYE INDIANA by Kate Sharp Jones **SOME INDIVIDUALS APPEAR MORE THAN ONCE IN OUR TREE AND HAVE BEEN LINKED ACCORDINGLY.
GOOD BYE INDIANA by Kate Sharp Jones is the story of the Robbins Family on the Oregon Trail. This account, which came from the Willard "Jack" Davis Archives, was given to Margaret Davis by Kate Sharp Jones in 1968. [Also, see "William Franklin Robbins Letter about the Oregon Trail Journey" at Kevin Mittge's site at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~mittge/robbins/robbins.html ]
 
 
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Shiverdecker, Eugene: Tribute to Eugene Shiverdecker (1904-1986)
Shiverdecker, Eugene: Tribute to Eugene Shiverdecker (1904-1986)
Tribute to Eugene Shiverdecker was written by Janet, a family friend, and came from Steve Shiverdecker. *Remember to click at the bottom right of the image to enlarge the material.
 
 
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Shiverdecker, Michael: Biography of Michael Shiverdecker (1804-1854)
Shiverdecker, Michael: Biography of Michael Shiverdecker (1804-1854)
Michael Shiverdecker’s biography came from
HISTORY OF PUTNAM COUNTY WEST VIRGINIA
UPPER VANDALIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
VOLUME II, pages 216-217
Edited by William D. Wintz
Family History by Kellis and Virginia Gillespie
School History by Paul and Ruth Ellis
Church History by Sheila Williamson and Wilma Hazlette
PICTORIAL HISTORIES PUBLISHING CO., Charleston, WV
Biography submitted to Vol. II by Nada Anderson Smith.
 
 
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Skeels, Caleb H. 'Roxy Jane': Caleb H. 'Roxy Jane' Skeels (1818-1884) Book Excerpt
Skeels, Caleb H. "Roxy Jane": Caleb H. "Roxy Jane" Skeels (1818-1884) Book Excerpt
Biographical information concerning Caleb H. "Roxy Jane" Skeels came from Richard E. Skeels. It originally appeared in Skeels Family History 1720-1980, pp. 33-34, (which includes the text of a hard back bound book, compiled and printed by George W. Roof in 1903 in Albion, IN). Important contributors to Section II of the above text were: Hazel Brown McCollough & Mrs. J. Harry Kidwell & Mrs. Edmund Schafer & Col. Mortimer
Bennet. Kenton M. Kidd organized and compiled the combined three book edition of Skeels Family History 1720-1980. Part of the earlier books were set in type at South Side Press by Wayne Favinger, aged 15 yrs.
 
 
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Stover, Okey R.: UPPER PAINT CREEK which is a history of Upper Paint Creek, Raleigh Co.,WV, written by Okey R. Stover (1894-1990)
Stover, Okey R.: UPPER PAINT CREEK which is a history of Upper Paint Creek, Raleigh Co.,WV, written by Okey R. Stover (1894-1990)
Amanda E. Douglass provided us with a copy of UPPER PAINT CREEK by OKEY R. STOVER via her brother and her Aunt Rose Lee Edmonds Kraushaar. *** UPPER PAINT CREEK by OKEY R. STOVER is a history of Upper Paint Creek, Raleigh Co., WV, and may also be found in its entirety at Gracie Stover's website: UPPER PAINT CREEK by OKEY STOVER: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~ggracie/okey.html and at Thomas W. Dillion II's website, DILLION FAMILY GENEALOGY-HISTORY:
http://noillid2.150m.com/history/upc00001.html *** The text of UPPER PAINT CREEK by OKEY R. STOVER that appears on the FORNEY/ CLARK GENEALOGY PAGES was taken in its entirety from Thomas W. Dillion II’s website. *** The photo ASA SPANGLER'S MILL AT CIRTSVILLE was contributed by Rebecca Lilly Segura to:
RALEIGH CO., WV WEBSITE, PART OF WVGEN WEB (This site is maintained by Gracie Stover, Jeannie Watts, Lesley Shockley, and Valerie Forren Cook):
http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvraleig/index.htm

 
 
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Thompson, Bernard N.: Newspaper Article about American Army Air Corps Pilot Bernard N. Thompson (1919-1998)
Thompson, Bernard N.: Newspaper Article about American Army Air Corps Pilot Bernard N. Thompson (1919-1998)
Newspaper Article came from the Don Coatney Archives. *Remember to click at the bottom right of the image to enlarge the material. It may take a minute before you can activate this feature.  
 
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Weeth, Nellie Marie: “Epidemic Took Toll” as told by Nellie Marie Weeth George (1880-1986)
Weeth, Nellie Marie: “Epidemic Took Toll” as told by Nellie Marie Weeth George (1880-1986)
”Epidemic Took Toll” was told by Nellie Marie Weeth George to a reporter in 1976 at the Wichita Falls Record News. This news article came from the Johnson/ Weeth Archives by Gerry Weeth Trimble.  
 
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Wheeler, Harold: WWII V-mail written by Harold Wheeler (1920-1988)
Wheeler, Harold: WWII V-mail written by Harold Wheeler (1920-1988)
This V-mail from Harold Wheeler to the Clarence Cockerill family was written September 27, 1943, from somewhere in the south Pacific. It mentions Donald Cockerill, Darrell Cockerill, and Lucille Wheeler. The V-mail came from the Clifton Cockerill Archives. 
 
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Wilkinson, James Hannibal: Biography of James Hannibal Wilkinson (1832-1916)
Wilkinson, James Hannibal: Biography of James Hannibal Wilkinson (1832-1916)
James Hannibal Wilkinson's biography came from https://openlibrary.org/books/OL25173948M/History_of_Charleston_and_Kanawha_County_West_Virginia_and_representative_citizens p. 642.
Author: Laidley, W. S. (William Sydney), 1839-1917
Publisher: Chicago, Richmond-Arnold pub. co 1911
Language: English
Call number: 374161
Digitizing sponsor: LYRASIS Members and Sloan Foundation
Book contributor: West Virginia University Libraries
Collection: west_virginia_university; americana
Full catalog record: MARCXML 
 


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