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These pictures are of the front and the end of a shuttle. The tips on both ends are covered with metal. This particular shuttle was used in the Woolen Mills in Parsons. A shuttle is a tool designed to carry the thread across the loom weft yarn while weaving. Shuttles are thrown or passed back and forth in order to weave. Shuttles are often made of More...

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By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
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This is a photo of Otmer Adelbert Riley. He was born to a prominent family of Ripley, WV; being the son of W.W. and Laura Armstrong Riley. W.W. Riley was a long time employee at the Bank of Ripley as well as serving More...

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By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016
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This is a photo of a political watch fob. It advertises the November 1904 presidential campaign of Alton B. Parker, New York and his running mate for vice-president Henry Gassaway Davis, West Virginia. Mr. Parker More...

Anderson Wolford
By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, February 24th, 2016
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This is a photo of Anderson Wolford from the Flanagan Hill Area of the County. Anderson was the son of John T and Susanna Flanagan Wolford. Anderson’s grandparents were John and Fannie Thompson Wolford. Anderson’s More...

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By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, February 17th, 2016
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The house in this picture may not be familiar to many folks in Tucker County. However, the chimney in the house is very familiar to many. The chimney, which is all that is left of the Wolford homeplace, is located More...

Colombus Wolford
By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, February 17th, 2016
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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 More...

Elmer Snyder
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...

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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...