I’m not of the Ruddell line but I am doing research on them. William Karr Ruddell in particular. I live in West Virginia, about sixteen miles outside of a town called Glenville. Recently I became involved in the cleaning of the Country Store in town. I love history and volunteered to find out the store’s past. According to what I’ve found, William Karr Ruddell purchased the lot at #6 Court street, off of Mail street, in Glenville on April 7th, 1904. He preceded to build a dry goods store. In 1916 he moved to Parkersburg( I have yet to find why he moved and would like to know). After that the building became the Hub Dep’t Store and then the Arnold and Moss store. In 1972 Mildred Ruddell Arbuckle and Charles Ruddell( two of William’s children) sold the building to the West Virginia State Folk Festival. ( I also have information saying William’s father, Stephen Lewis Ruddell, owned and ran a hotel in the town of Glenville. Unfortunately the building has been torn down.) I am looking for any information concerning William Karr Ruddell. I am also looking for pictures of William, his immediate family, and the Ruddell Store if possible. If all goes well I intend to submit an article to be published in the (West Virginia Traditional Life) Goldnseal magazine. Thank you for any help you can give me!!!!