Turner’s Tidbits

Turner’s Tidbits

This photo was taken in 1957, it shows the depot at Porterwood. I wonder what happened to that building. The sign on the left of the tracks gives distance to Shaffers Fork Road and Pheasant (3-MILES). Ideas, comments, suggestions, anything to share contact Tim Turner (304) 478-3389.

Parsons High School Band and Glee Club

Parsons High School Band and Glee Club

This is from the Annual Spring Concert presented by Parsons High School Band and Glee Club held Friday May 1, 1953. The Director was J. E. Breen. It was a full program featuring a variety of music.  The information for this week is the Band and next week will be...

Tucker County 4-H Annual Achievement Day Awards

Ernest “Ernie” Parsons

This is a photo of Ernest “Ernie” Parsons (1939-2013). He was the son of Junior and Ruth Hedrick Parsons. On April 9, 1960, he married Peggy Hardin. They had two daughters: Peggy Sue (William) Kumpf and Rebecca (Henry) Polomski. He had three brothers: Jerry (Yvonne), James D. (Bonnie), and Roger...

Solon Harman Roy

This is a photo of Solon Harman Roy (1878-1951). Solon was the son of Anderson and Mary Cooper Roy. He was married to Olivia Davis. At some time, they operated a store in Hambleton. Solon had a brother Sam and a sister Carrie. He and Olivia did not have children....

Turner’s Tidbits

Turner’s Tidbits

This is a photo of Norman Barney Argil Turner (11/14/1943 – 11/3/2021). He was the son of Conley and Texie Pennington Turner. He was one of five children, siblings include: Howard Turner, Tommy Turner, Nina Turner Carr, Twila Turner Smith. He retired as a plant manager from Royal Appliance Company...

First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church

This is a photo of the First Baptist Church from 1956. Lightning struck and damaged this steeple once during a storm. The steeple was rebuilt by Willard Stevens of Stevens Construction Company. The bell was given to the church by John D Rockefeller in 1906. The belfry was repaired by...

Turner’s Tidbits

Turner’s Tidbits

This is a photo of the interior of The Tucker County Bank. The photo carries a date of September 29, 1920. The gentleman on the right-hand side of the photo is Arthur Strickler. The Tucker County Bank was moved down the street to a new building. The bank eventually became...

WVDOT Invites Public to Review STIP Amendments

Turner’s Tidbits

This is a photo of Adam and Rebecca Mouse Yokum. Adam Yokum (1841-1926) was 1SGT Company 1, 7th Regiment WV VOL Infantry during the Civil War. His wife, Rebecca (1840-1918) Mouse was the daughter of Michael and Phoebe Harman Mouse. Ideas, comments, suggestions or photos to share contact Tim Turner...

AREA SCHEDULE

Turner’s Tidbits

This photo is labeled as planting cauliflower in Canaan Valley at the Harr Place. The only person identified is the older gentlemen to the left. He is identified as Mortimer Johnston (1886-1978) was married to Artie Thompson Johnston (1890-1974). Canaan offered the perfect weather for cauliflower, it was grown and...

Anna (Carr) Sutton-Wilson

Turner’s Tidbits

This photo was taken in 1956 in front of the Baptist Church in Parsons. The occasion was the 50th Anniversary (Golden Jubilee). (first row, left to right) Ruth Nazlerod, Ella Rightmire, Alice Carter, Mrs. Zillah Withers, Rella Lambert, Lucy Long, Ethel Wolfe, Martha Lewis (second row, left to right) Ida...

LADY MT. LIONS VOLLEYBALL FALLS TO UNION AT HOME 3-2

Turner’s Tidbits

This is a photo of Homer Yokum and Ethel Wolford Long Judy. Homer was the son of Jasper and Ida Susan Cooper Yokum. He was married to Freda Cooper, and they had two children John and Hazel Ann. Both Homer and Freda were teachers in Tucker County Schools. Ethel was...

Peace Down by the Riverside

Turner’s Tidbits

This photo depicts an evening get together to play music and visit. Identified in the photo are: (women sitting on steps) (first step) Eva Wymer Rice, (second step) Mary Harman Judy, (man sitting on step) Zebulon “Zeb” Judy, (Left to right, man standing by porch column) Taft Rice, Cora Judy...

Peace Down by the Riverside

Turner’s Tidbits

This is a group of four cousins, friends, and classmates. They are identified as: Twila Harper Stemple, Dove Harman Roy, Joy Lou Harman Hedrick, Holly Cooper Huffman. Some folks will remember being students in the classroom of Twila Harper Stemple. I have heard former students recall Twila was a good...

Turner’s Tidbits

Turner’s Tidbits

This is a photo of the Jerry Yokum and Violet Cooper Wolford Family. Those identified in the photo are: (back, left to right) Violet Ruby ‘Chip” Cooper Wolford (1913-1998), Larry Wolford married Wanda Williams, Linda Wolford married Phil Waybright (deceased) (front, left to right) Randy Wolford married Mary Wick, Tony...

Turner’s Tidbits

Turner’s Tidbits

This is a train at Coketon about 1900.  The train ran on the West Virginia Central. It is engine 13 and is a 2-8-0. The builder was Baldwin Locomotives Builders based in Philadelphia. It was sold to Western Maryland as 259. It was sold for scrap June of 1916. The...

Turner’s Tidbits

Turner’s Tidbits

This is a group of hunters having fun. They are identified as: Kern Harper (1908-1986) married second to Alice Johnson, Carl Huffman (1919-1985) married Hollie Cooper, Willie Hinkle (1901-1976) wife’s first name was Ethel, Carney Harper (1904-1962) married Sylva Teter. ** Theodore “Ted” Abraham Dove’s name was incorrect in last...

Senior News

Turner’s Tidbits

This is a photo of the Carl and Hollie Cooper Huffman Family. Carl was supervisor for the State Road Garage at Harman and the family also worked a farm. Carl (1919-1985) was married to Hollie Virginia Cooper (1919-1988) on April 13, 1940. Hollie was a daughter of Arthur and May...

Ward Sponaugle

Turner’s Tidbits

This is a photo of Ona Hovatter and sons. Those pictured (left to right) are: John, Kenneth (Digger), Carlton, and Ona.  Ona was married to Mary Hovatter. Ona’s parents were Ira Walter and Mary Olive Nestor Hovatter. Ona had served as treasurer of the First Baptist Church and his wife...

Turner’s Tidbits

Turner’s Tidbits

This is a photo of John Wesley and Mary Cooper Snyder. John Wesley was the son of Captain Sampson and Elizabeth Bonner Snyder, and his grandfather was John Snyder, who is buried on the Lanesville Road in a small cemetery. Mary was the daughter of Elijah and Hannah Bible Cooper....

Turner’s Tidbits

Turner’s Tidbits

This is a photo of children of Jonas and Martha “Mattie” Blizzard Harman. They are: (left to right) Eva Harman Cooper, Warren Harman, Ruthaleen Harman Edwards. They had two siblings who passed in infancy: Ardith K. Harman (1920) and Justin S. Harman (1912-1913). Eva boarded with her cousins, Omer and...

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