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The History of Taylor County Chapter Two Hundred-Fifty-Six

James B. Mackie, an eccentric comedian who created the part of the Bell Boy in Hoyt’s “A Bunch of Kays,” was starred in a new comedy entitled “Grimes Cellar Door” in which Mackie assumed the title role as “Grimsey Me Boy” in this new vehicle written for laughing purposed and touring the country under the management of B. Frank Taylor, who sent the attraction to the Opera House, February 3, 1902.

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This Week in West Virginia History: July 8-14

CHARLESTON WV—The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org.

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Woman of the Most High God “God surely has blessed West Virginia,”

People are so unthankful today. We live the way we want to live. But God has something to say to us. He is still in control. We can’t even give ourselves another breath, but people have put him on the back burner. People don’t thank him for how good he is to them. It’s all about themselves.

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Women of a New Season “There are other ‘F’ words,”

Ephesians 4: 29: Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them. As I watch the news or read articles about the current movements taking place in our country, I realize that something more than cursive is missing from our educational curriculum.

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The History of Taylor County Chapter Two Hundred-Fifty-Five

The Opera House was given over to the combined members of the local Masonic fraternity who brought the comedy drama. “Are You A Mason,” for their benefit January 3,1902. The play and cast gave the large audience a most enjoyable evening’s entertainment which was highly appreciative to the members, their wives and guests, who came to witness the performance.

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This Week in West Virginia History: July 1-7

CHARLESTON—The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org. July 1, 1861: Francis Pierpont, governor of the Reorganized Government of Virginia, called the legislature into session. The general assembly re-established governmental functions, provided for the raising of military units, and elected new U.S. senators and representatives.

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Women of a New Season “Wild in the weeds,”

Matthew 13: 24-25: Jesus put before them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while everyone was asleep, his came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and slipped away. (Berean Study Bible).

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The History of Taylor County Chapter Two Hundred-Fifty-Four Find Body of Youth

Jacob and Lowenthal theatrical producers sent Hall Caine’s production, “The Deemster,” to the Opera House November 8,1901. This much- publicized play, dealing with English life, had made quite a reputation in the larger cities after being dramatized for the stage and as its reputation was established the people of the smaller towns turned out in large numbers to witness this much-heard-of play and the theatrical folks of Grafton had no exception.

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This Week in West Virginia History: June 24-30

CHARLESTON, WV—The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org.

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Woman of the Most High God “Jesus is worthy of our praise,”

We’ve got so much to thank God for. He has kept us during this virus, and he has supplied all of our needs. But, what have we as Christian been doing?

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Women of a New Season “It’s a mad, mad, mad world!,”

Psalm 119: 165: Great peace have they which love thy law and nothing shall offend them. John 14: 15: if you love me, keep my commandments. Psalm 119 is telling us that nothing shall hurt or offend us when we love God and keep His commandments.

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The History of Taylor County Chapter Two Hundred-Fifty-Two

George Butler, one of the oldest settlers of South Grafton, died at his home on Front Street September 29,1901.George Butler came to Fetterman as one of the locomotive drivers in the employ of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in 1852 when the railroad established the terminal of the Piedmont division at that point

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This Week in West Virginia History: June 10-16

CHARLESTON, WV—The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org.

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Woman of the Most High God “Who do you put your trust in?”

My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’s blood and righteousness. Jesus is the only one we can put our trust in. Some of you put your trust in your homes, family, and your jobs. Look at the situation our country is in now. Nothing is for sure, only Jesus.

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Women of a New Season “Are you a captive daughter?”

This past couple of weeks I’ve found myself ministering to different women. Some who are in abusive relationships, and held captive by fear and intimidation.

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The History of Taylor County Chapter Two Hundred Fifty Two

Hon. John H. Holt, prominent local attorney acceded to the wishes of Reno Post No. 7, Grand Army of the Republic, to give the Memorial address in the Nation Cemetery on May 30, 1901.

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This Week in West Virginia History: June 3-9

CHARLESTON—The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org.

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Bolton’s Book Review: A local history of a local icon

When one reviews the iconic architecture of North Central West Virginia, there are a number of historic buildings that have become ingrained in the consciousness of their host community.

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Woman of the Most High God: Christians, seek out the lost.

The bible tells us to walk upright with our God. We care to love the Lord our God with all of our heart, body and soul, and we are to love our neighbor as we love ourselves.

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Women of a New Season: Are you ready for the bridgeroom?

Ephesians 5: 25-26: …Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word. The other day my husband cleaned out the gutters around our house.

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The History of Taylor County Chapter Two Hundred-Fifty-One

The graduating class of Grafton High School in 1901 was composed of 14 members who were; Karl Byers, Alice Cassel, Sallie Davidson, Harry Friedman, Hardie Foreman, Dessie Gough, Elizabeth Knotts, Morgan Knotts, Minnie Lucas, Grace Mugler, Ada Nuzum, Kate Pilson, Grace Tregallis, and Vivian Turner.

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This Week in West Virginia History: May 27-June 2

CHARLESTON – The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org. May 27, 1912: Legendary golfer Sam Snead was born at Ashwood, Virginia. When The Greenbrier reopened as a resort after World War II, Snead returned as the golf pro.

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Women of the Most High God: How Can I have Peace in the Midst of the Storm?

My friend you can have peace in the midst of your storms. Jesus is the only way you can find real peace. Jesus tells us my peace I give unto you not as the world giveth to you. Do not let your heart be troubled neither let it be afraid. (St John 14:27).

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Women of a New Season: Pandemic Pause!

II Kings 7: 3: And there were four leprous men at the entering in of the gate; and they said one to another, “Why sit we here until we die?” During this whole ordeal of the pandemic situation, I believe the American people have been compliant. Which means inclined to agree with others or obey rules. Then it says especially to an excessive degree, or acquiescent, which means to accept something without protest.

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This Week in West Virginia History: March 18-24

CHARLESTON—The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org.

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Chapter Two Hundred-Forty-One Lewis Haymond Dies

Lewis Haymond, one of the most colorful figures in the political and mercantile history of Grafton, died in his apartment in the Ward Hotel, February 14,1900, a dependent of one of the oldest families of Taylor County, whose forebears fought in the Revolutionary War in the struggle for liberty.

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This Week in West Virginia History: March 11-17

CHARLESTON—The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org.

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History of Taylor County - Chapter Two Hundred-Forty

That horrible and filthy scourge “smallpox” made its appearance in several parts of the town in January, 1900. Dr. A.R. Warden, the town health offer, came before the council and stated he would not be able to minister to the afflicted because his attention to several families in critical condition and suggested the council engage the professional services of Dr. Thomas F. Lanham to attend the afflicted and take drastic measures to prevent the of the scourge and employ nurses and guards to see that the afflicted wanted nothing in the way of proper care and allow no people to leave the premises in which disease existed.

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Women of the Most High God

I know Jesus is real because he lives in my heart. Once I was lost, had no purpose for living, but Jesus changed all of that when I let him come into my heart.

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Women of a New Season: FIERCE

Proverbs 28: 1: The wicked flee when no one pursues but the righteous are bold as a lion. NKJV “Though she be but little, she is fierce.” William Shakespeare. From: A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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Women of a New Season

Proverbs 28: 1: The wicked flee when no one pursues but the righteous are bold as a lion. NKJV “Though she be but little, she is fierce.” William Shakespeare. From: A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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The History of Taylor County Chapter Two Hundred Sixteen

Those two famous comedians, Charles Rice Charles Barton, played a return engagement in the Opera House March 16, 1897, presenting their laughing comedy McDoodle and Poodle. The two stars surrounded by a most capable company drew an audience that amply repaid them on thier second visit to Grafton. Word was received in Grafton of the death of Matthew Luzadder who passed away at his home in Greenwood Township, Illinois in March, 1897. He was a descendant of Aaron Luzzadder, who settled in what is now Taylor County some time after the Revolutionary war. A resident of Grafton at its beginning, he conducted a hotel on the site now covered

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