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This is a photo of a Columbus (1824-1878) and Mary Susan Flanagan (1835-1911) Wolford. Mary was the daughter of William Flanagan. Columbus was the son of John and Frances Thompson Wolford, Jr. The names would be familiar with the Red Creek area of the county: Flanagan and Wolford. Their children were: Christina (married a Hess), Edith Edna (married More...

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By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, February 17th, 2016
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This is a photo of Elmer Ellsworth Snyder (1867-1940). He was the third child of Captain Sampson and Elizabeth Bonner Snyder. Elmer was one of the early merchants of Davis. He was often called “the strong man More...

By Parsons Advocate On Tuesday, January 26th, 2016
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This is a photo of the first grade class at Bretz School for May 23, 1945. The Bretz School is the white building on the right in the turn above Propst Store. It is owned by Pennington’s. It is on the corner with More...

By Parsons Advocate On Tuesday, January 5th, 2016
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This is a photo of some of our public servants from 1985. (L to R) Hank Thompson, Bonnie Hissam, Gary Lipscomb, Carol Irons, and George Worden. At that time, George was the Deputy and I believe that Gary was the More...

By Parsons Advocate On Tuesday, December 29th, 2015
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This is a photo of Charles and Nora Merrill Nichols and their family. The family lived on Brown Street in Thomas, just at the top of the hill. The house was torn down within the last ten years. Charles worked in More...

By Parsons Advocate On Tuesday, December 29th, 2015
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This photo reminds me of times when entire families would travel home to spend time together. There would be times of eating in shifts with children eating in the stairs (often trying to be one step higher than More...

By Parsons Advocate On Tuesday, December 1st, 2015
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This is a photo of Benjamin “Ben” and Barbra “Dorothy” Mayor Thompson former residents of Canaan Valley. Dorothy was born in a mining community in PA. Her family moved from coal camp to coal camp. In the More...

By Parsons Advocate On Tuesday, December 1st, 2015
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This is a photo of a group of men working on the rails in the Pierce/Benbush Area. They are unidentified. They appear to be sitting on a hand/pump cart. These carts were often used to go back and forth checking More...