Raleigh Register (Beckley, West Virginia)
21 Dec 1911:Marriage Permits:Fred Smith and Annie Snodgrass.
8 Jul 1920:Licensed to Wed -- Roy Everette Donivan, 24, and Mary Alice Snodgrass, 17, both of Pemberton.
13 Mar 1927:Fayette Marriages -- Clarence H. Legg, 19, Leander; Ruth Snodgrass, 16, Charleston.
31 Jan 1932 [Sunday]:Eccles, W. Va. -- Wm. Homer, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Snodgrass, of Old Eccles, was buried in the Clay cemetery Tuesday afternoon.
7 Feb 1932:If the dial on your radio receivers is calibrated in kilocycles, you should be able to pick up WWVA at the 1160 mark, according to the Beckley Music store.This prison program recalls Harry Snodgrass, a prisoner who in the early days of radio was known to fans from coast to coast.We presume that was about the time the "Prisoner's Song" attained its greatest popularity.Wonder what became of Harry Snodgrass.
28 Feb 1932:Sophia, W. Va. -- Winter Cabbage.J. M. Snodgrass, who lives up the creek a short distance from Sophia, gives a very unusual account of his cabbage not gathered from the garden last fall.Especially is it unusual for West Virginia cabbage.At the time he gathered his main crop and stored it last fall, some heads had not matured, but consisted of loose leaves.These Mr. Snodgrass left standing in the ground, not expecting anything from them, but during the winter these loose heads have been taking on new growth and the heads becoming firmer, as a result of new growth, and Mr. and Mrs. Snodgrass have gathered several heads that had developed in this way until they were well fitted for table use.
31 Dec 1933:Crab Orchard, W. Va. -- Miss Dortha Scott, a visitor in our community, was married to Clem Snodgrass of Marmet, at her home at Chesapeake Christmas evening.Members of the community wish her much joy.
9 Aug 1935 (Friday afternoon):Stotesbury, W. Va. -- Jack Luttrell celebrated his sixteenth birthday by entertaining a group of his friends at his home Friday night.Those participating in the delightful event were:Alma Ables, Arlean Adams, Anna Moran, Reta Hope, Antoinette Bigolin, Etta Parson, Iva Stump, Violet Snodgrass, Regina Delp, Jimmie Reece, Joe Luttrell, Jimmie Light, Curly Jamison, Billie Delp, and Piroy Bigolin.
29 Sep 1935:Ox Gores Man -- by The Associated Press -- Charleston, W.Va., Sept. 28--An ox gored Witt Snodgrass, 60-year-old farmer of Spring Hill, today.Hospital attaches said he was in serious condition with several fractured ribs.
22 Mar 1936:Stotesbury, W. Va. -- Miss Violet Snodgrass is ill with the flu.
28 May 1937:West Virginians To Become Ensigns -- Washington -- The navy department announced today the names of 328 midshipmen who will be graduated from the naval Academy, Minneapolis[sic], Maryland, June 3.
The midshipmen and their home address include:West Virginia:Fillmore B. Gilkeson, Bluefield; Richard B. Hughes, Parkersburg; and Ray A. Snodgrass, New Martinsville.
27 Jun 1937:Missionary Society Gives Play Thursday -- "The Poor Married Man," a comedy, will be staged by ladies of the Woman's Missionary society of the Methodist Episcopal church at Pemberton 7:30 p.m. Thursday.Proceeds will be used for church expenses, a member said.Characters are Mrs. Daisy Pruett, Mrs. G. J. Archer, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Jones, Miss Beulah Kiser, Miss Muriel Snodgrass, Miss Jean Archer, and others.
3 Sep 1937 -- Harry Snodgrass Dies in Illinois -- Springfield, Ill.--Harry Snodgrass, whose playing of "it's Three O'clock in the Morning" brought him radio fame as a penitentiary inmate, died yesterday in obscurity.In the Jefferson City, Mo., penitentiary more than a decade ago Snodgrass was a soloist on radio hookups.Given his freedom and a vaudeville contract in 1925, he was a failure.
15 Jun 1939 -- South Charleston [Lions Club] was organized in 1936.The president is Lyle M. Snodgrass.
12 Nov 1939 -- Dated Eggs in This State Get Many Sellers in "Dutch" -- Charleston--Dealers who foist dated hen fruit upon unsuspecting housewives as fresh from the nest are literally "walking on eggs" as far as the West Virginia law is concerned.
The record of the last three weeks, as reported by C. E. Snodgrass, enforcement officer for the agricultural department shows:
Arrests, 60; convictions, 60; aggregate fines, $600.
So far, said Snodgrass, there have been no appeals from the $10 first offense penalties.
Most of the violations have been by wholesalers, and Snodgrass estimated fully half of those haled into court have been out-of-state offenders.
Almost without exception, "fresh" labels on cold storage eggs have been the dealer's undoing.
Often the department's tip-off comes from the housewife herself, incensed at paying about 15 cents premium for "country eggs" and later discovering the deception.
"Ever since the egg law was passed more than two years ago we have been conducting an educational program," Snodgrass explained."Now we are cracking down."
13 Feb 1942 (Friday afternoon):Mt. Hope Woman Dies at Home -- Mrs. Fred Smith Succumbs to Heart Ailment --
Mount Hope.--Mrs. Fred Smith, 24, of Mount Hope, wife of a city employee, died at 2:30 o'clock this morning at her home here.
Mrs. Smith succumbed to a heart ailment after being in failing health for about four years.
She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Mrs. W. W. Brosn, of Charleston; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Snodgrass, of Alum Creek; four sisters and two brothers.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the home with the Rev. W. W. Farr, pastor of the Mount Hope Presbyterian Church, and the Rev. Clarence Figgatt, Baptist pastor, officiating.
Burial will follow in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Oak Hill.
3 Sep 1942:Miscellaneous for Sale -- Good used typewriter.Remington portable.$25.C. L. Snodgrass.Sophia.
2 Oct 1942:Divorce suit entered:Wilma Delp Snodgrass against William Harvey Snodgrass, with F. W. Mann representing the plaintiff.
31 Jan 1943:Over 100 Men To Take Final Examinations -- Will Go To Huntington Induction Center For Final Tests February 9 -- [includes] Thomas Martin Snodgrass Jr.
16 Apr 1943:Mine Victim's Rites Set Sunday -- James Fred Lewis Killed In Sprague Mine -- Funeral services for James Fred Lewis, 50, of Prosperity, who was killed instantly in the mines at Sprague yesterday afternoon at 2:05 o'clock when caught in a slate fall, will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the Sophia Baptist church, with the Rev. Lewis Akers, of Sophia, officiating.Burial will follow in the Farley cemetery at Sophia.
Lewis had worked in the mines at Sprague for the past month, coming there from Stanaford.
He was born on August 3, 1892, in Ash County, North Carolina, the son of Dicy Trivett and Alfred Lewis.He was a member of the United Miners of America local 5778 and was a veteran of World War one.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ethel Snodgrass Lewis; two sons, Jimmie Dale, five, and Jackie Lee, six months; his mother, Mrs. Dicy Lewis of Prosperity; three sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Vaughn and Mrs. C. H. Law, both of Prosperity, and Mrs. William S. Abshire, of Lowell.
The body will be removed to the home in Prosperity at 11 o'clock Saturday morning to lie in state until the funeral.
30 Jul 1944:Two sons of Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Snodgrass, of Crab Orchard, are serving in the armed forces, one of them in the army quartermaster corps in the Southwest Pacific and the other with an infantry cannon company that has not yet been transferred overseas.
Pvt. Kenneth O. Snodgrass is stationed at Camp Howze, Texas, with a cannon company of the 140th infantry.He entered the army in July of last year and trained first with an anti-aircraft company, later transferring to the regular infantry.
Pfc. Thomas M. Snodgrass, jr., entered the army in February, 1943, and trained at Camp Hathaway, Washington.He was assigned to overseas duty from Camp Stoneman, California, last January 10.His brother, Kenneth, spent a two-week furlough at the home of his parents this month.
22 Apr 1945:7 Fayette Men At Italian Front -- Seven Fayette county men are in service with the fifth army in Italy with the 1338th engineer combat group, which is maintaining 67 miles of vital highway feeding to the fifth army front in Italy.
Other current operations of the group include working a huge rock quarry, dispatching men to the front to mark off limits of minefields, and maintenance of three 400-killowatt generators.
The men include:... Pfc. Walter R. Snodgrass, demolitionist, of Kimberly...
3 Jun 1945:Paul Snodgrass Is Promoted To Major -- Richwood--Paul Snodgrass, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harley Snodgrass, former Richwood resident, has recently been promoted to the rank of major in the U.S. army.Before entering the army he served with the Ohio national guard.His wife and children reside at Akron, Ohio.
9 Dec 1945 -- 146 Area Veterans Given Discharges At Ft. Meade -- ... T-5 Joseph Snodgrass, Richwood...
10 Dec 1945 -- Jap War Crime Trial Hears Of Fatal Beatings In 1943 -- Yokohama--Japanese guards invaded the sanctuary of a prison camp hospital to administer a fatal beating to an American prisoner of war, a U.S. military commission trying the first war criminal case in Japan--that of guard Tatsuo Tsuchiya--was told today.
Pfc. Robert Gordon Teas of Streator, Ill., had been accused by his captors of taking American Red Cross supplies which the Japanese had hidden in the Mitsushima camp, said a deposition from Pfc. Charles B .Gabord of Deming, N. Mex.
Gabord's testimony was read at trial of Tsuchiya, charged with implication in the murder of Teas, who was captured on Bataan April 10, 1942.
"Sergeant Mushmouth (another of the more than 300 Japanese underlings who will stand trial) and Little Glass Eye (as Tsuchiya was known) took Teas into the open yard, threw water on him, and beat him with hardwood canes shaped like swords," Gabord testified.
"Then they put him in the guardhouse.But each day they took him out and beat him some more.The day before he died, they put him in the hospital, and I personally saw these same Japs beat him just before he died."
Gabord fixed the date of the incident as in March, 1943, one of the coldest months in Japan.
A deposition by First Sgt. Clifton Otto Snodgrass of Junction City, Kas., said one beating given Teas by Tsuchiya and another guard, whom the prisoners called "Rivet Tooth," lasted 45 minutes.
"They took a rope about an inch thick, which they doubled several times, and beat Teas around the face and head--and each time he fell down, they made him get up again," Snodgrass testified."When Teas was too weak to stand up, they picked him up and continued the beating for 30 minutes."
Lt. Col. John Dickinson of St. Petersburg, Fla., defense counsel, earlier had protested against the admission of the depositions, but he was overruled by the commission.
"An enemy belligerent," said the commission, "is without the protection of constitutional guarantees [i.e. the right to face one's accusers] and the articles of war do not apply to a commission such as this."
The trial dragged along in its second day because of the necessity of translating each sentence of testimony for Tsuchiya, who sat blank-faced through the proceedings.
14 Jul 1946:Lt. Currie, A 'Soldier's Officer,' Leaves Germany Today For Home --
Mullens--First Lt. Robert A. Currie, son of the Rev. Grover C. Currie, of Highland Avenue, will leave Heidelberg, Germany, today enroute home after nearly two years of service on European battlefronts.
In a telephone conversation with his father Thursday, Lt. Currie made known his plans to be home within the next few days.The two men enjoyed extremely clear reception in a telephone call that lasted approximately 10 minutes, the father revealed.
A member of the famed fighting 69th Division, Lt. Currie has been described by a soldier in his command as a "soldier's officer."Awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action against the Germans, he proved to be a one-man army in a raid against German lines.
In a one-man raid he tossed a grenade into a German military vehicle killing three German officer, shot and killed a German sentry that gave away his presence by coughing, and then went on to shoot and wound two more German officers.
Lt. Currie at the time was leading a patrol around the left flank of the enemy who was holding up a column of tanks carrying 273rd infantrymen.In reconnoitering the enemy position, Currie crossed three roads under heavy enemy machine gun fire and the dashed ahead of his patrol to grenade the German officers and shoot the sentry.He then ordered his patrol to withdraw before an approaching enemy tank.
In another incident Lt. Currie is credited with saving the life of a buddy who was also a fellow student at Davidson College, North Carolina, where the two were in school at the time they entered the service.
Unknown to his former school mate, Currie shot and killed a German sniper who had already drawn aim on the other man.
The coincidence of the incident was that neither man knew the other was assigned to the same battle ground.
In a letter to Rev. Currie, a soldier in Lt. Currie's command referred to his officer as a "soldier's officer."The letter, written at Hen_gin, Germany, follows:
"The Father of Robert A. Currie
"Mullis, West Virginia
"Perhaps you will wonder who is writing you.It makes little difference who is writing--it's what I have to say.It also matters that I am a soldier in K Company.I have next lowest rank a man can have but I was not caught napping when it comes to judging a man for what he is and tries to be.
"I am speaking of Lt. Robert Currie whom I bade goodbye this morning after eight months of the most pleasant association any soldier could wish for.Honestly, it's hard for me to explain the deep respect that I have for him.I never looked upon him as a superior.He didn't' want it that way.
"He was really a soldier's officer.Anything he could do for the enlisted man was the least, in his estimation, that he could do.His qualities of leadership were the highest of any officer I have ever known.His morals were beyond reproach.He is one of the few men that I really ever wanted to be like.I would pick him as my model man.He has everything -- personality, character, leadership, intelligence and a million other qualities that could never be enumerated because of my limited education.
"I do not stand alone in this hero worship.I know every man in the outfit and I have yet to hear a harsh word spoken about him.I've heard men say more than once, when a tough assignment was coming up, I'll volunteer for it if Lt. Currie is leading it.The men under him trusted his judgment, relied upon his leadership.None envied him of his many fine traits because they felt as I feel that he was entitled to them.The way he greeted the men each morning is another thing that I will never forget.He would always flash that toothy grin of his and say, 'How ya' doin'?'
"I don't know whether he was aware of the fact that men noticed little things like that or not.When the going was tough, he always had that smile and that pep talk for the men.That's why they would follow him through hell, and on occasions, did.
"This letter is mixed up and poorly worded but the thing that I want to get across is -- that Robert Currie is a gentlemen as well as a soldier and my association with him has given me something to aim for.I shall never attain that height but you are his father, and I want you to know that each man in this organization would like to be half the man your son is.I know you are proud of him and have every right in the world to be.
"I hope to come to West Virginia sometime to shake the had that spanked him when he was a kid,
"Pfc. J. Tutt Snodgrass, jr.,
"929 Elm Street
"Bowling Green, Ky."
21 Jul 1946 (Sunday):Snodgrass Rites Held -- Pineville -- Funeral services were held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock for the still born son of Mr. and Mrs. I. H. Snodgrass, at Key Rock, and burial followed.Mrs. Snodgrass, the mother, is still a patient at Welch Emergency Hospital.
21 Jul 1946:Another worthy project is being advanced by the organization of another Rod and Gun Club in Raleigh and Boone Counties.
Already numbering more than 300 members, the Big Coal Rod and Gun Club has as its aim the cleaning up and restocking of Coal River to put it on a par with other fishing streams in the state.That's a major project in any language.
Herb Price of Whitesville is president of the club and is assisted by the following men:... Porter Snodgrass, Boone County deputy sheriff--committeeman for lower Boone County.
28 Jul 1946 (Sunday):Services Set Today For George Dickens -- Whitesville--Funeral services for George Dickens, 50, of Orgas, who died Friday evening on a Red Parrot Coal Company returning from work to his home, when he suffered a heart attack, will be conducted at the home today at 3 p.m.
The Rev. John Cowley will officiate at the services, and burial will be made in the White Oak Cemetery at Orgas.
Dickens was a member of the United Mine Workers and was employed by the Red Parrot Coal Company.
He is survived by his wife Ivory Dickens and the following children:Mrs. Maggie Wilson, Keith; Mrs. Gladys Snodgrass, Fred; Mrs. Madeline Ferrell, Miss Dorothy Dickens, Jesse Dickens, Frank Dickens, Woodrow Dickens, Wilbur Dickens, and Van Dickens, all at home.One brother, Daniel Dickens, of Keith, also survives.
21 Aug 1946:2 Suits Brought In Road Collision -- Two $10,000 suits have been instituted in the Raleigh County Circuit Clerk's office to collect damages for injuries a 41-year-old MacArthur woman and her 13-year-old daughter sustained in a highway collision last Friday night.
Named in both suits is L. Y. Judy, of Sophia, who State Police identified as the owner of the truck which was involved in a head-on collision with a car driven by Mrs. George Snodgrass.
John Hodgins, of Huntington, who State Police said was the driver of the truck, also was named as defendant in a suit brought for Shirley Snodgrass, 10, through her father, C. L. Snodgrass.
Police said their investigation showed the collision took place when Hodgins attempted to pass a car while traveling toward Beckley.
Mrs. Snodgrass and her daughter, who sustained multiple cuts and bruises in the crash, still are receiving treatment at the Beckley hospital, The Register learned today.
25 Oct 1946:[picture caption]Pointing to the polar area on a large globe, President Truman discusses the possibility of future flights over the Artic regions with members of the "Pacusan Dreamboat" who recently completed a non-stop hop over the top of the world from Honolulu to Cairo.Pictured in the White House with the President are: (l. to r.) M/Sgt. Gordon S. Fish, Appleton, Wisc.; Maj. R. B. Snodgrass, Seattle, Wash.; M/Sgt. Edward G. Vasse, Huntsville, Mo.; Maj. Jas. T. Brothers, Knoxville, Tenn.; Lt. Col. Frank J. Shannon, Philadelphia, Pa.; President Truman; Col. C. S. Irvine, St. Paul, Neb., pilot; Col. Beverly H. Warren, Omaha, Neb.; Maj. Jas. H. Kerr, Arcadia, Calif.; Maj. N. P. Hays, Seneca, Mo.; Maj. Jas. R. Dale, Jr., Wise, Va.
11 Apr 1947:Fraud Is Charged In Railroad Deal -- Washington--Senator Flanders (R.-Vt.) advocated a wait-and-see policy today on the Senate Baking Committee's current investigation of an $80,000,000 Reconstruction Finance Corporation to the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad...Among the witnesses on call for the second installment of the investigation today were... Russell L. Snodgrass, former assistant R.F.C. general counsel who now is the B. & O's vice president in charge of finance...
25 May 1947:Georgia Snodgrass was awarded custody of her son and daughter in obtaining a divorce from Clarence L. Snodgrass.The defendant was directed to pay the plaintiff $100 a month to support her and $25 a month for each of the two children until they reach the age of 21 years.In addition, he was instructed to continue to pay interest on the debt and obligation against real estate owned by the couple.
29 Jul 1947:Whitesville Police Probe Wounding -- Whitesville--The condition of Harold Gilbert, 28, Ferndale Negro, who was shot in the abdomen by Sarah Wooding, 26, also of Ferndale, was described as serious by Whitesville police this morning.
The girl is being held in the Madison jail pending information on Gilbert's condition.She was arrested Sunday afternoon by Constable "Chippie" Sapp.
Gilbert was removed to a Charleston hospital Sunday night after being shot by the woman described by Henry Snodgrass, Whitesville policeman, as Gilbert's girl friend.
Police said he was shot with a 25 caliber automatic pistol.
10 Jun 1948:Whitesville Mayor Walks Out of Meeting; Accused Of Lack of Cooperation -- Whitesville--Mayor Troy W. Jarrell walked out on a city council meeting this week after charges against his leniency towards prisoners piled up.
First he denied charges by two city councilmen and Patrolman Henry Snodgrass he had repeatedly and deliberately failed to cooperate with city officials in promoting an efficient city government...
The dispute apparently started when the city council reinstated Snodgrass on the city police force after he had been discharged by the mayor more than a month ago.Snodgrass had been charged by the mayor with mistreating a prisoner.He was rehired at a special meeting of the city council.
Councilman Moses said that Jarrell shook hands with Snodgrass at the special meeting and promised to cooperate fully with the officer.Since that time, Moses charged, the mayor deliberately sought Snodgrass' release from the city payroll.Moses told the mayor that such "knifing in the back" had to be stopped.
Snodgrass told the council that Mayor Jarrell had repeatedly shoed leniency toward prisoners by allowing them to sign bad checks in payment of their fines, and by not trying them to the full extent of the charges against them.He charged that the mayor wrote checks against the Whitesville State Bank and allowed the prisoners to sign them in payment of their fines when the prisoners had no accounts with the bank.
To back up his charges Snodgrass cited specific instances in which this was done.
On the night of May 5, 1948, he said, accompanied by Raleigh County Deputy Sheriff Clyde Montgomery, he arrested in the Town of Whitesville, Norman Butcher, of Stickney, and Lundia Salisbury, of Arnett.
"I charged Butcher with being drunk, driving while drunk, and driving without an operator's license.Salisbury, owner of the car, was charged with being drunk and permitting Butcher to drive his car without a license.
"At the trial Butcher was allowed to plead guilty to being drunk and driving without a license and was fined on both charges, but was neither tried nor fined on the third charge of driving while drunk.He was released from jail after being allowed to sign a 'rubber' check in payment of the two fines against him.
"Salisbury was allowed to plead guilty to being drunk and also signed a worthless check in payment of his fine, and was released from jail without being tried or fined for the second charge of permitting Butcher to drive his car without an operator's license."
Snodgrass pointed out Butcher could not have been guilty of being drunk and driving without a license without being guilty of driving drunk also.He added the case had been disposed of without obtaining a statement from Deputy Sheriff Clyde Montgomery.
In another instance, he said he had arrested two men and jailed them on charges of drinking in a public place and being noticeably intoxicated.An hour and a half later, he said, the two men were back in town drinking again.
When he went to the jail, he said, to see why the men had been released, he discovered two "rubber" checks in the jail office signed by the two men in payment of their fines.He said he could show the council between 75 and 100 of such checks presently at the jail office.
He told the council that it was impossible to enforce the law under such conditions.
Mayor Jarrell counter-charged that Snodgrass had been over-stepping his jurisdiction and had been "meddling in the mayor's business," but he offered no comment when Snodgrass challenged him to prove his statement.
Jarrell stood up and announced that he had "listened to enough of this stuff" and that the meeting was adjourned but Moses told him that the city's business had not been cleared up.
"As far as I'm concerned the meeting is adjourned," Jarrell said angrily, and walked out.
City Recorder Dallas Andrews took charge and the meeting continued.
6 Aug 1948:Whitesville--Constable Earl Sapp is performing the duties of Patrolman Henry Snodgrass who is on vacation this week.He and his family left Sunday for a week's vacation in various parts of northern West Virginia.
22 Aug 1948:Services Held For Snodgrass Infant -- Arnett--Burial services for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Snodgrass, of Arnett, were held yesterday in the Ed Wills Cemetery at Arnett.
20 Dec 1948 (Monday):J. M. Snodgrass Dies in Hospital
Funeral services for John M. Snodgrass, 75, of Midway, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Sophia Methodist Church with the Rev. Kennedy, the Rev. Suter and the Rev. Tolliver, officiating.Burial will follow in the Hot Coal Cemetery with members of the Odd Fellows Lodge 369 of Sophia, of which he was a member for 35 years, in charge of graveside services.
Snodgrass died yesterday in a local hospital after a long illness.
He was an active member of the True Blue Rebekah Lodge no. 34.
Snodgrass was born in Mercer county in 1873.
He is survived by his widow, Susan Snodgrass, of Midway; one son, C. L. Snodgrass, of MacArthur; one daughter, Mrs. Fred Lewis, of Prosperity; one step-daughter, Mrs. frank Foster, of Detroit, Mich.; nine grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
21 Aug 1949 (Sunday):Racine Resident's Rites Tomorrow -- Whitesville--Ralph Snodgrass, 82, of Racine, father of Henry Snodgrass, of Whitesville, died Saturday at home after an illness of 20 months.
A member of the Racine Baptist church and the Knights of Pythias Lodge at Paytona, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Della Snodgrass; six sons, Buck, Oliver, David, Porter, and Evans, all of Racine, and Henry; three daughters, Mrs. Harry F. Duff and Mrs. James Benford, both of Charleston, and Mrs. Ralph Walkins, of Racine; one sister, Mrs. Hettie Gadd, of Racine; 20 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Racine Baptist church with the Rev. Guy Leonard officiating.Burial will follow at the family cemetery in Racine.
13 Nov 1949:Sub Back Stars For Tide in 14-0 Victory over Van -- Seth--Sherman High School is undisputed champion of Boone County football today following yesterday's 14-0 triumph over the Van Bulldogs on the local field...
Bill Payne, substitute back, was the big offensive show for the winners.He raced 59 yards off tackle for the first score of the day before the game was five minutes old and later sparked a drive of 58 yards that was climaxed when Charles Snodgrass crashed over from the two for the game's last score, in the last quarter.
6 Jan 1950:Four Youths Held On Robbery Count -- Whitesville--Four youths are being held in the Boone County Jail awaiting action of the grand jury for breaking and entering Ernie Richard's Service Station, Seth, Sunday morning...
They were apprehended by Boone County Deputy Sheriffs Porter Snodgrass and Roscoe Payne...
8 Feb 1950:Five Beckley Nurses Pass State Board Test... Mildred Derry Snodgrass...
31 Mar 1950:Whitesville--An essay on a proposed new industry for Whitesville will be presented by Henry Snodgrass at the dinner meeting of the Whitesville Chamber of Commerce scheduled for 6:30 p.m. April 7, T. R. Mullins, secretary, announced yesterday.
19 May 1950:Seth--Dr. Irvin S. Stewart, president of West Virginia University, Morgantown, will address the graduating class of Sherman High School at the commencement exercises May 28 at 8 p.m.
A list of candidates for graduation is as follows: ...Charles Snodgrass, Herbert Snodgrass, Robert Snodgrass...
8 Sep 1950 (Friday):Snodgrass Rites Slated Saturday -- Fayetteville--Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday for Mrs. Flossie Lee Snodgrass, 49, of Deepwater, who died Wednesday afternoon in a Beckley hospital.
Rites will be conducted from the Deepwater Baptist Church with the Rev. G. P. Robinson, of Rand, officiating.Burial will follow in the Gauley Bridge Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, Ray Snodgrass; four sons, Bobby, Carl, Homer Le and Larry, at home; four daughters, Mrs. Madeline Libford, of Whitesville; Mrs. Ada Mae Hodge, of Deepwater; Margie Ann and Judy Ellen, at home; one sister, Mrs. Leroy Craig, of Gauley Bridge; three brothers, Clarence, Garland and O. A. Vaughan, all of Gauley Bridge, and three grandchildren.
14 Sep 1950:Sports an' Stuff, By Bob Wills -- "This is to inform you that nominations are now in order for the West Virginia Sports Hall of Fame, a project recently established by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association."
That is the beginning of a letter I received yesterday from Brent Snodgrass, sports editor of the Parkersburg News and chairman of the WVSWA's Hall of Fame Committee...
8 Oct 1950 (Sunday):W. L. Snodgrass Taken by Death -- Ridgeview--Funeral services will be conducted today at 2:30 p.m. in the Estep Baptist Church for Willis O. Snodgrass, 66, of Ridgeview, who died Friday at his home.
Rites will be conducted by the Rev. Roy Hager, of Rummage, with burial to follow in the Walker Cemetery at Nellis.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Emma Snodgrass, of Ridgeview; two brothers, Rome and Hobart, both of Tonawanda, N.Y.; three sisters, Mrs. Harriet Coles, of Winfred; Mrs. Esta Kerns, of Spring Hill; and Mrs. Eva Carnes, of Tonawanda, N. Y.
17 Oct 1950:Pineville--Forest protectors, to serve in Wyoming County during the fall fire season, have been announced by Forest Protector, W. F. Blankenship.
They include...Justice--Ervin Snodgrass...
20 Oct 1950:Keyrock--Funeral arrangements remain incomplete for Mark Wesley Howell, 74, formerly of Keyrock, who died at the Andrew S. Rowan Home at Sweet Springs at 2:30 a.m. Thursday.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Lucy Howell, of Newport News, Va.; two sons, Woodrow, of Lexington, Va., and Arthur, of Bluefield; five daughters, Mrs. W. C. Stone, of Newport News, Va.; Mrs. J. C. Massey, of Newport News, Va.; Mrs. Frank Cennette, of Charleston; Mrs. W. W. Burns, of Clifton Forge, Va.; and Mrs. Irvin Snodgrass, of Keyrock; one brother, John Howell, of Princeton, and 22 grandchildren.
29 Nov 1950 (Wednesday):Funeral services are incomplete for Ernest Wills, 52, of Naoma, who died Tuesday morning in a Charleston hospital from injuries suffered in a boiler explosion.
Wills was injured Sunday night while on duty as boiler fireman in a tipple of the Raleigh-Wyoming Coal Company at Edwight.The explosion threw him across the boiler room and through a sheet metal wall.He landed in Hazy Creek, from which he was rescued by Clyde Murdock, who lives nearby.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jennie Wills of Naoma; four sons, Edward, Richard and Paul, all of Naoma, and Clyde of Kansas City, Mo.; five sisters, Mrs. Charles Sawyer of Glen Daniel, Mrs. Golden Pettry of Arnett, Mrs. Jessie Snodgrass of Arnett, Mrs. Gladys Tabor of Naoma, and Miss Edna Wills of Glen Daniel; one brother, Joe Ed Wills of Glen Daniel, and five grandchildren.
31 Dec 1950:Crazed Man Kills Father, 2 Nieces -- Akron--Fearing a return to a hospital, a World War II veteran went berserk and killed his parents and his sister's two tiny children Saturday.
The 25-year-old veteran, Irvin Snodgrass, told Sheriff Robert L. Smith:
"I did it to save them."
The sheriff said that, except for an undershirt, Snodgrass was naked when he beat his parents, apparently with a hammer, and set a house fire which smothered the youngsters.
He was inducted into the Army in 1944.After three months at Benjamin Harrison, Ind., he was taken to a psychopathic ward at Fort McClelland, Ala., and then released from service.
His father took him to Hawthornden State Hospital in 1945 but later asked and obtained his release.
Saturday the Goodrich Tire & Rubber Company employee was scheduled to go to Crile Veterans Administration Hospital near Cleveland for another examination.
He told the sheriff that, dreading the examination, he had bought a bus ticket to Denver, Colo., and had intended to sneak off early Saturday morning.
"I guess I should have gone yesterday," the sheriff quoted him.
21 Jan 1951 (Sunday):Racine--Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. today for Charles Tucker, 76, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Buck Snodgrass, at Racine, at 9:30 p.m. Friday.
Services will be conducted in the Racine Baptist church by the Rev. Red Walls, of Racine.Burial will follow in the Marmet Cemetery at Marmet.
A member of the Old Kanawha Baptist Church at Pratt, he had been making his home with his daughter since retiring from the mines.
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Snodgrass and Mrs. Blanche Steffens, of Patterson, N.J., seven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
25 Jan 1951:Bank Robbery Gunmen Given Prison Terms -- Justice, moving with unprecedented speed, meted out sentences to two Pennsylvania men who failed Friday in an attempt to rob the Whitesville State Bank...
The pair, armed with guns, entered the Whitesville bank about 9:20 a.m. Friday and informed employees Henry Snodgrass and Ted Mullins, "This is a stick-up."
Snodgrass scuffled with one of the bandits and the pair fled in an automobile without taking any money.State Police were informed and road blocks thrown up on all roads leading out of the Boone County community...
Monday a Boone County grand jury returned an indictment against them for attempted bank robbery.
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Henry Snodgrass, 39-year-old, 225 pound guard who jumped one gunman attempting to enter an office occupied by Assistant Cashier Ted Mullins, was credited with foiling the robbery attempt.
Snodgrass grabbed at the man's gun, which went off without hitting either of the two.The other bandit then fired at Snodgrass, but missed.The man held by Snodgrass broke loose and the pair fled, with the guard firing sesveral shots at their automobile as they drove away.
8 Feb 1951 (Thursday):Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday for Ira Woodrum Gunther, 37, of Sprague, who died yesterday morning in a local hospital following an illness of seven months.
The services will be at the Spargue Church of God, with the Rev. Earl King officiating.Burial will follow at the Mt. Tabor Cemetery.
Born at Wickham, June 13, 1913, he was the son of the late Hugh Gunther and Savana Snodgrass Gunther, and was a lifelong resident of Raleigh County.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Grace Gunther; three sons, Ira, Jr., Jackie Darrell and Michael Dean Gunther, all at home; five daughters, Elizabeth Ann, Iris Devon, Frances, Peggy Sue, and Wilda Jean Gunther, all at home; three brothers, Francis M. Gunther, of Mabscott, Lury Gunther of Statesbury, and Harvey Gunther, of Mabscott; one sister, Mrs. Lester Sanders, of Sprague.
8 May 1951 (Tuesday):Funeral services for Maynard Lee Richards, 59, who died in a local hospital Monday night after an illness of three months, are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Graveside rites at the Woodlawn Cemetery at Bluewell, near Bluefield, will be conducted by the Beckley Masonic Lodge.
Born at Pulaski, Va., Aug. 15, 1891, he was the son of F. A. and Elizabeth Pauff Richards, both deceased.He held several positions in the coal industry as superintendent and mine foreman at the Pocahontas Fuel Company, Pocahontas, Va., and Eastern Gas and Fuel Associates at Stotesbury and Glen White.
Besides his wife, Hattie Mabe Richards, he is survived by:One daughter, Mrs. James Mahoney, Beckley; one son, James A. Richards, Beckley; and three sisters, Mrs. Clarence Snodgrass of MacArthur, Mrs. E. S. Taylor, of Johnson city, Tenn., and Miss Grace Richards, of Sophia.Three grandsons also survive.
29 Jun 1951:Seventy-six persons passed their examination Tuesday for driver's licenses, Capt. C. L. Walker, commander of State Police Company D, said today.
Passing the test were... Shirley Snodgrass, MacArthur... Peggy Jean Snodgrass, Crab Orchard...
8 Aug 1951:Whitesville--Members of the Primary Department of the First Baptist Church at Whitesville held a wiener roast Wednesday afternoon at the Boy Scout Camp above Leevale.
Attending were...Eleanor Snodgrass, Sue Snodgrass...
Chaperoning and helping with the affair were... Mr. and Mrs. Henry Snodgrass.
13 Jan 1952:[abstract] William R. Hager, 59, of Carl; died 11 Jan 1952.Survived by --
Four daughters:Mrs. Edith Holstein, of Brounland; Mrs. Ellen Claypool, of Bolt; Miss Eva Hager, of New York City; Mrs. Antham Walker, of Rumble.
Seven sons:Clark, of Ramp; Jess and Don, of Carl; Jack, of Crichton; Frank, of Charleston; Randolph, of Rumble; Mike of South Boston, Va.
Two sisters:Mrs. Valley Fisher and Mrs. Antham Snodgrass, of Rumble.
Three brothers:George, of Sandlick; Sam, of Ruble; Rad, of Huntington.
31 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren.
Burial in the White Oak Cemetery at Ashford.
6 Jun 1952:Fayetteville--Newly issued marriage licenses to Fayette County couples include:... Bobby Thomas, 21, and Norma Faye Snodgrass, 18, of Longacre...
20 Jul 1952 (Sunday):Mullens--Irvin Snodgrass, 68, retired lumber mill worker, died of a heart attack at 3:30 a.m. Saturday at his Keyrock home.
A Funeral home attendant said he was informed Snodgrass had worked on his farm Friday.
[Note:The paper for the 21st is missing, and Irvin Snodgrass's obituary is not included in the ones published on the 22nd.]
14 Aug 1952:Eleven men were enlisted in the Army and Air Force Wednesday at the local recruiting station.
Enlisting for three years in the regular Army and being sent to Fort George G. Meade, Md., were... Franklin Snodgrass, 18, Walton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Snodgrass...
28 Aug 1952:Marriages licenses -- Charles Frederick Snodgrass, 21, of Longacre, and Betty June Cox, 18, of Smithers.
21 Nov 1952:Big Creek has only five seniors in its offensive lineup, and backs Jim Snodgrass and Mack Trout are sophomores.
5 Dec 1952:Marriage applications:James Kenneth Snodgrass, 20, of Arnett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Snodgrass, and Patricia Lue Brown, 18, of Arnett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Brown.
15 Dec 1952 (Monday):Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Lee Gutherie, 77, of Eccles, who died at 3 p.m. Saturday in a Beckley hospital after an extended illness, will be conducted at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Calfee Funeral Home chapel, by the Rev. J. W. Witherspoon.
Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park.
Born at Toney's Fork on June 6, 1875, she was the daughter of Adam and Mahala Snodgrass Toney.
She had been a resident of Raleigh County for the past 37 years.Her husband, Charles Felix Guthrie, preceded her in death in September, 1949.
Surviving are three sons, Clinton F., of Ethel; Norris, of St. Albans; and Felix, of Eccles; a sister, Mrs. Minnie V. Call of Logan; a brother, William Toney of Lookout; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
28 Apr 1953:5 State Policemen Get Promotions -- Cpl. W. B. Snodgrass at Marlinton will move from Company C to Company A.
22 May 1953:Rock Creek--Graduating exercises will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday for 36 ninth graders at Mt. View Junior High School... Members of the class are... Patricia Snodgrass...
28 Jan 1954:Marriage applications -- James Snodgrass, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. D. Snodgrass, Glen Daniel, and Wanda Montague, 21, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Montague, Clear Creek.
2 Mar 1954:Marriage applications -- Jimmie P. Pilsenbarger, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marley Pilsenbarger, Midway, and Shirley Snodgrass, 19, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Snodgrass, MacArthur.
21 Dec 1954:Thomas Snodgrass, 31, Crab Orchard, an employee of the Gulf Mining Co., received treatment at the Beckley Hospital Monday for an injured left hand.He suffered the injury when the door of a mine car fell upon his hand.
22 Jun 1955:Galveston, Tex.-- Athlete Babe Didrikson Zaharias will be out of golf at least three months following spinal surgery, her physician said yesterday.
Mrs. Zaharias will undergo surgery to correct a ruptured disc "within a very few days," Dr. S. R. Snodgrass said.The operation will be at John Sealy Hospital by the professor of neurosurgery at the medical branch of the University of Texas.
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23 Jun 1955:Golfer Babe Didrikson Zaharias, 41, today was expected to return to golf in about three months following an operation to remove a damaged disk.
The Babe was resting comfortably following the 3-1/2 hour surgery at John Sealy Hospital yesterday.
Her doctor, S. R. Snodgrass, said, "The disc was removed and no fusion was needed, which means she will be able to get back to her golfing in about three months."
Dr. Snodgrass emphasized that the spinal surgery was in no way connected with the successful cancer operation she underwent in 1953.
Mrs. Zaharias is thought to have injured her back pushing a stuck auto about three months ago.
5 Apr 1956:[abstract]Mrs. Anna Lilly Fleshman, 76, Rock Creek, died 4 Apr 1956.Survivors include:
Four daughters:Mrs. Hallie Snodgrass, of Naoma; Mrs. Harriett Webb of Glen Daniel; Mrs. Vina Woodrum, of Cleveland, Ohio; and Mrs. Maggie Paterson, of Alderson.
Three sons:Asa, of Rock Creek; Basil, of Glen Daniel; Dowl, of Prince George, Va.
One sister:Mrs. Eliza Farr of Surveyor
One brother:Jim Holt, of Reva, Va.
55 grandchildren, and 31 great-grandchildren.
10 May 1956:Martinsburg--The estate of the late Mrs. Elizabeth Durkee Faulkner, widow of a former general counsel of Armour and Company, has been appraised at $1,107,392.75.She died her last March 8.
She was the widow of Atty. Charles James Faulkner.They lived in Chicago until several years ago, when he retired here to the colonial mansion, "Boydville," where Faulkner was born.Faulkner was the son of the former U.S. Senator Charles James Faulkner.
Beneficiaries under terms of Mrs. Faulkner's will were a nephew, Ralph D. Scudder of near Philadelphia; a nephew, Faulkner Carter; two sisters of her husband, Mrs. Jane White and Mrs. Sallye Snodgrass; and his sister-in-law, Mrs. Whiting C. Faulkner, and her children.All except Scudder live near here.The Faulkners had no children.
12 Jun 1956:Enlisting in the Air Force June 1-8 were... Randall D. Snodgrass of Hurricane...
25 Jul 1956:Enlistments for Tuesday and Wednesday of each week at the Beckley Main Recruiting Station indicate 11 men sent to Fort Jackson, S.C., for training with the army and 18 men sent to various Air Force Bases...
Being sent to Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Tex., were Harrold G. Snodgrass, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rouser G. Snodgrass, South Charleston...
26 Jul 1956:[abstract]John Johnson, age ?, died 22 Jul 1956 in Charleston, WV; a retired employee of the American Eagle Colliery Coal Co., and a native of Danville, Boone County; burial in the Johnson Cemetery.Surviving:
widow, Mrs. Rosina Pettry Johnson.
son, Roscoe, at home.
daughter, Linda Lou, at home.
brother, Harlow Johnson, of South Carolina.
five sisters:Mrs. Iola Hottle, of Whitesville; Mrs. Glenna Pauley and Mrs. Josephine Snodgrass, both of South Charleston; Mrs. Georgia Carrier, of Nitro; and Mrs. Lilly Cook, of Marietta, Ohio.
25 Sep 1956:Inquest Jury Finds No Motive For Murder and Suicide Action -- Gauley bridge, W.Va.--An inquest jury was unable to establish a motive for the murder and suicide action of a 45-year-old miner who touched off an explosion that killed himself and a woman restaurant operator here last night...
The explosion, which demolished a bedroom adjoining the Traveler's Inn snuffed out the lives of Mrs. Mary Dye Humphrey, 47, of Gauley Bridge, and Harry Hudson, of Deepwater...
The blast occurred about 8:30 p.m. after Hudson was seen entering the living quarters of the Humphrey woman who resided next door to her restaurant, Traveler's Inn.The restaurant, one of the finest in this vicinity, was undamaged by the explosion...
[Justice of the Peace Charles] Bess said it appeared that "one or possibly two sticks of dynamite or ?? had been used...
Funeral services for Mrs. Humphrey will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Comb's Brothers Funeral Home Chapel, Gauley Bridge.Burial will be in the Montgomery Memorial Park...
Survivors include her husband, Arnold Humphrey, address unknown; four sons, Junior L. Dye, Bentner; Jack Dye, Dixie; Robert Dye, Gauley Bridge; Don Dye, Warren, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Doll Mae Snodgrass, Brownsville; and Miss Monsie Jean Dye, Gauley Bridge; five grandchildren.
20 Nov 1956:Forty-four Raleigh countians have been notified to report for pre-induction examinations by the local Selective Service Board... Carl Edward Snodgrass, Whitesville...
21 Nov 1956:Whitesville--Mrs. Hivens Snodgrass, regional Parent-Teacher Association director, was guest at the Preater PTA meeting held Tuesday at the school...Mrs. Snodgrass was commended by Mrs. Cummings at the meeting.She said, "No one has done more for the PTA in the region than Mrs. Snodgrass."The region includes Boone, Lincoln, Logan, and Mingo counties.
23 Nov 1956:Happy Birthday to... Nov. 22-- Charles F. Snodgrass, Longacre...
6 Dec 1956:A son, Kenneth Reginald, was born to Mr. and Mrs. James Kenneth Snodgrass, Arnette, at 10 a.m., Nov. 25 in the Beckley Hospital.Weight:7 pounds, 6 ounces.
13 Nov 1956:Appalachian Bible Institute Wednesday held a Day of Prayer for all-school meditation, prayer, and intercession, under the sponsorship of the Student Council...
Mr. Pipkin reported two ABI graduates, Bill Snodgrass and Harry Ramsey, were ordained to the Gospel ministry by their home church at Varney last week.
[finished thru 1956]