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An unnamed correspondent from Harts in Lincoln County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on June 19, 1925:
Mr. Charles C. Brumfield of this place is visiting friends and relatives at Logan and Holden this week.
Alva Koontz and James Auxier Newman of Huntington were seen to pass through this town enroute to Big Creek today.
Mr. and Mrs. Burl Farley of Salt Rock were guests of Mrs. Charles Brumfield at Harts Sunday.
Hardin Marcum and Elliot Fleur, C. & O. operators of Ranger, were calling on Miss Jessie Brumfield Saturday evening at Harts.
Robert Brumfield of this place has purchased a fine new Studebaker car this week.
Mr. and Mrs. John McEldowney and children of Charleston are visting relatives at this place.
Rev. Porter, Minister of the Baptist church, preached an able sermon here Sunday which was largely attended.
Fisher Adkins of Harts made a flying trip to Huntington Sunday.
Miss Jessie Brumfield and __ Adkins were guests of Sylvia and Vesta Cyfers and Miss ____ of Gill Sunday and reported a good time.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Adkins of Harts and Miss Ethel Brumfield were visiting friends at Hamlin Sunday.
Hon. Grant Cremeans, the Circuit Clerk, and family of Hamlin were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brumfield Friday.
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An unnamed correspondent from Harts in Lincoln County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on June 5, 1925:
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dingess of Logan spent Saturday and Sunday with her mother, Mrs. Chas. Brumfield at Harts.
Miss Cora Adkins was shopping in Logan Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brumfield of Harts spent Decoration Day in Wayne county.
Mr. Edward Brumfield and Wesley Ferguson spent several days visiting friends and relatives at Wayne.
Attorney General Lace Marcum of Huntington has been visiting Chas. Brumfield and family at Harts.
Mr. and Mrs. Toney Johnson of Ashland, Ky., spent Decoration Day with Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Brumfield at this place.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Adkins has purchased them a fine new Studebaker car last week.
Miss Hazel Toney and Mr. Eplings of Huntington were calling on Miss Jessie Brumfield Sunday.
Misses Jessie Brumfield was shopping in Huntington Saturday.
Mr. James Auxier Newman a state road inspector of Huntington was the guest of Miss Jessie Brumfield Tuesday at Harts.
Mr. Robert Hale and Mrs. Hollena Ferguson were seen out car riding Monday evening.
Mr. Amon Ferguson, Ora Dingess, Bell Adkins were seen out car riding Sunday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Burl Farley of Cabell County and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Adkins and daughter, Miss Ruby, of Hamlin were the guests of Mrs. Chas. Brumfield at Harts Sunday.
Mr. Alva Koontz of Huntington is out new State inspector this week in Harts.
Mr. and Mrs. Shelby Shelton and children of Huntington spent Decoration Day at Harts.
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An unnamed correspondent from Harts in Lincoln County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on May 29, 1925:
Jerry Lambert, of Sand Creek, was in Harts Sunday.
F.B. Adkins made a business trip to Huntington the latter part of the week.
Mrs. R.L. Powers, and little son, James, have returned from Logan where she has been by the bedside of her little niece, Miss Ruth Adkins, who is very low with fever.
F.D. Adkins was transacting business in Logan Tuesday.
Clyde Rutherford, C. & O. conductor of Peach Creek, was the guest of F.D. Adkins and family Sunday.
Amon Ferguson of Hamlin was calling on Miss Ora Dingess Sunday.
Misses Jessie Brumfield, Ora Dingess, Amon Ferguson and Enos Dial were seen out driving Saturday evening.
Miss Cora Adkins was visiting friends in Logan last week.
Miss Hazel Toney, of Huntington, was the pleasant guest of Misses Cora and Inez Adkins Saturday night.
Mrs. Toney Johnson, of Ashland, Ky., is visiting her mother, Mrs. Chas. Brumfield.
F.D. Adkins was the dinner guest of K.E. Toney Saturday.
Bill Adkins and Harrietta Carey were seen out walking Saturday evening.
Misses Lola and Essie Adkins, Lillie and Harriette Cary, and Roxie Tomblin were in Harts Saturday.
Mrs. W.M. McCann has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Watson Adkins.
Alderson Rutherford and little son, Woodrow, of Peach Creek, and sister, Mrs. Saul Bowen of Midkiff, were calling on friends here Sunday.
Herb Adkins made a business trip to Logan Saturday.
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An unnamed correspondent from Harts in Lincoln County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on May 22, 1925:
Mrs. Fisher B. Adkins, of this place, has been visiting relatives at East Hamlin the past week.
Mr. Chas. Brumfield has moved in his new residence at Harts.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Adkins and Robert Brumfield made a flying trip to Ranger and back in their car Friday evening.
Miss Jessie Brumfield, one of Lincoln county’s most popular school teachers, has completed her school at Ranger, W.Va., and returned to her house in Harts, where she will leave for Marshall College and was accompanied by Mrs. Tony Johnson of Lexington, Ky.
Mr. C.C. Pack, of Wayne county, was the guest of his daughter, Mrs. Robert Brumfield, at Harts Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dingess, of Logan, were the guests of her mother, Mrs. Chas. Brumfield, at Harts Sunday.
Mr. Edward Brumfield, of Hamlin High School, is spending a few days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ward Brumfield, at Harts.
Mr. Bill Vance, C.&O. fireman, and Miss Dorothy Workman, of Big Creek, Miss Pearl Brumfield, of Toney, were calling on Miss Jessie Brumfield.
There were several from this place attended the examination at Logan last week.
Mr. Amon Ferguson and Miss Jessie Brumfield, Arta Dingess, Cora Adkins, Hazel Toney, Sylvia Shelton, Enos Dials, Edward Brumfield were car riding Sunday.
Homer White, C.&O. agent of Ranger and several others were calling on Chas. Brumfield at Harts Monday evening.
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From the Lincoln Republican of Hamlin, WV, comes this history about early 20th century teachers in Lincoln County:
In 1915, 59 teachers enrolled to take the State Uniform Examination at Hamlin and Sheridan. Here are the teachers from Harts area who attended the institute:
Rebel Adkins, Queens Ridge
Clerk Lucas, Toney
Thomas J. Mans, Atensville
Sherman Smith, Logan County
Carrie Tomblin, Queens Ridge
W.H. Tomblin, Queens Ridge
Decker Toney, Queens Ridge
Kile Topping, Queens Ridge
Source: Lincoln Republican (Hamlin, WV), 1 April 1915
Rebel Adkins, Queens Ridge
Watson Adkins, Ferrellsburg
Martha Fowler, Ferrellsburg
Maud Gill, Gill
B.B. Holton, Ferrellsburg
Shirley Holton, Ferrellsburg
J.B. Johnston, Queens Ridge
Clerk Lucas, Toney
Charley Pack, Queens Ridge
App F. Queen, Queens Ridge
Jasper Shelton, Sand Creek
William Wirt Stephens, Ferrellsburg
Maud Stollings, Queens Ridge
William H. Tomblin, Queens Ridge
Decker Toney, Queens Ridge
W.E. Fowler, Queens Ridge
Hendricks Lucas, Ferrellsburg
Ida Pack, Queens Ridge
Nancie Payne, Queens Ridge
Victor Shelton, Sand Creek
Kile Toppings, Queens Ridge
The teacher institute for Harts Creek District is scheduled for Green Shoals school house on November 19.
Source: Lincoln Republican (Hamlin, WV), 16 September 1915
Note: These items were printed during the brief time when Queens Ridge Post Office served most residents of Big Harts Creek and Little Harts Creek and other areas near the Wayne County line. Queens Ridge is not located in these watersheds.
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A correspondent named “Phil” from Big Creek in Logan County, West Virginia, offered the following news, which the Logan Banner printed on April 28, 1922:
Earl McComas, son of Mr. and Mrs. H.B. McComas, died last week of pneumonia.
Dr. Whitehall who has been visiting friends and relatives in South Bend, Ind., for the past week or ten days has returned.
Mr. P.M. Toney has been attending business matters in Huntington for the past week.
Mr. Howard Fry of Sand Creek died last week of pneumonia and influenza.
Big Creek is coming to the front more every day. We note that the picture theatre is running three days a week instead of two.
Mrs. Lewis Stowers who has been in for some time died Monday night and was buried Tuesday evening.
Serious murder case at Ferrellsburg last Sunday evening; it is said that Albert Messer killed Ike Dean which was a very bloody and sad affair, which is said to be the result of an old grudge. Messer surrendered to authorities and was taken to Hamlin to jail Tuesday morning.
Mrs. Stone has been away visiting relatives in Huntington for the past week and taking a rest after a spell of sickness.
Frank Stone brakeman on the switch engine at Big Creek was hit by a switch lever, slightly injuring the left side of his face, and has been off from duty for the past ten days on that account. He returned to work on Tuesday.
There was a large freight wreck just below Stone Branch Monday at noon. 15 freight cars derailed and caused passenger trains to transfer Monday evening. The wreck was cleared after several hours work with the tool cars.
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From the Logan Banner of Logan, WV, comes this bit of history about Stephen Hart and Harts Creek in Lincoln and Logan counties, West Virginia. The story is dated April 14, 1937.
Stephen Hart Settled at Cheat River, Pete Spurlock, A Great Grandson, Reveals
P.A. (Pete) Spurlock, assistant postmaster at the Logan post office, this morning revealed the destination of Stephen Hart, who went went after he had lived for a short time at the forks of the creek in the lower end of Logan county which now bears his name.
Spurlock said that Hart went to the Cheat River and settled permanently there to hunt deer and rear a family. He said the family name of Hart is as familiar there as the name Dingess is familiar in Logan county.
A daughter of Stephen, Jane, was Spurlock’s grandmother. She lived until 1913 and told her grandson much of the early history of the family which made its home in and around Spurlocksville, Sheridan, Ranger, and Midkiff.
Charles Spurlock, the progenitor of the Spurlock family, came to what used to be the Toney farm below the mouth of Big Creek in 1805 from Montgomery county, Virginia.
“Uncle Charley was a funny old cuss,” his great grandson Pete said this morning. “The story is told that a sheriff of Cabell county was given a capias to serve on the old codger for some minor offense when he was growing old and rather stout.
“Meeting him in the road one day, the sheriff informed Uncle Charley he had a capias to serve on him.
“None abashed, the old man informed the sheriff he was a law-abiding citizen and laid down in the middle of the road and told the sheriff to take him to jail.
“The ruse worked, for the sheriff chose to look for less obstinate prisoners,” Uncle Charley’s grandson said, chuckling.
Another story about the eccentric “Uncle Charley Spurlock” which has gone down in history, whether true or not, was that he lived for a short time below Big Creek under a rock cliff (known as a rockhouse) during the early summer while he was getting his cabin in shape for winter.
The tale is out that “Uncle Charley” explained his strange dwelling place in this way to his neighbors:
“Well I took Sarah (his wife) in a good substantial frame house in Virginia and she wasn’t quite satisfied. I took her to a log house and she wasn’t satisfied. I took her to a rail pen and still she grumbled. Then I took her to a rock house built by God Almight and still she wasn’t satisfied.
“I don’t know what I’m going to do with Sarah.”
Sarah evidently became accustomed to “Uncle Charley” for the couple reared four sons. They were John, Seth, Lifas and Robertson. There were no daughters.
Seth was P.A. Spurlock’s grandfather. His father, Marshall, is 78 and lives on his farm near Cincinnati.
Spurlock says “Uncle Charley” is buried on a point at Spurlocksville overlooking the haunts of his early manhood.
Robertson was a gunsmith and lived near Hamlin. Seth was a civil engineer and helped survey much of Logan county. He was a Union soldier. John was a country doctor who practiced at Ranger.
Lifas was a preacher for sixty years and lived at Sheridan.
Charles Spurlock, of Omar, is a distant cousin, the assistant postmaster said. He is the only relative that lives in this section of Logan county, Spurlock said.
Spurlock, at Omar, was born at Spurlocksville and is a grandson of one of the original “Charley’s” boys.
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A correspondent named “Baby Doll” from Leet on Big Ugly Creek in Lincoln County, West Virginia, offered the following news, which the Logan Banner printed on November 30, 1923:
Miss Thelma Huffman, her chum, __ ___ Brumfield, have __________.
_________ visiting friends and relatives in Huntington.
Miss Wealtha Lambert gave a party Tuesday night. A nice time was reported.
Mr. Willie Payne left this afternoon for Morrisville, W.Va.
Mr. Lonnie and Leona Lambert will spend Thanksgiving in Hunitngton.
Miss Edna M. Brumfield stayed home all day Sunday. Wonder where her sweetie was?
Edith and Ethel Frye are going to school these days.
School is proceeding nicely on Lore Fork.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Horn Skeens a 11 pound baby girl, Buleauh Ellen.
Mr. and Mrs. H.M. Gill made a flying trip to Hamlin attending to personal affairs.
Miss Lillie Lucas has a case of chickenpox and is very ill.
Mr. Wayne C. Brumfield will visit home folks Saturday evening.
Ernest and Irwin Lucas attended church at Rector Sunday.
Miss Anna Fry seems to be quite ill now. Hope she will soon recover.
Miss Linnie Brumfield had lots of company Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Guy are planning to go to Huntington this week.
Mrs. Lizzie Frye entertained company Sunday evening.