Recently I wrote about Jim McDonald, who had a fruit orchard empire in Martinsburg for several decades of the 1900s. These were his paternal grandparents, Alice May Stewart and James William McDonald. Alice, born in 1855 near Bunker Hill, was the youngest of David and Susan…
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A January 1973 shows Elijah Irvin Butler at the Retired Men's Club in Martinsburg. He was 80 in this photo, and he died three months later. Elijah, who…
James “Jim” McDonald, born in 1898, grew up on a farm on the road from Darkesville to Arden. He was the first of three boys, all born around the turn of…
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George "Allen" Weller and Susan Catherine Catrow, both born in Berkeley County in the 1880s, married shortly after Valentine’s Day 1907 when she was 20…
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George Monroe Kershner, born near Hagerstown, was a captain with Company G, First Maryland Cavalry, on the Union side during the Civil War. Many of his…
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Etta Lee Miller was born in 1888 in Hampshire County when her parents were both 20. It’s unclear what happened to her parents, but at age 12 Etta was…
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A girl who grew up in Martinsburg a century ago lost her father when she was a teen, and then almost exactly ten years later, lost her husband. In a…
I recently learned of the loss of a special Berkeley County native, Anna Elizabeth Mong, who died in May just a few days after her 107th birthday. Anna…
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