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Roper Ripples – June 29, 1900

Taneya | June 9, 2013 | COMMENTS:No Comments »

The following items appeared in the Roanoke Beacon newspaper in the “Roper Ripples” section.

  • Miss Maye JOHNSTON, of Belhaven, is the guest of Mrs. S.A. BLOUNT.
  • Mrs. A.L. GURKIN has been the guest of Mrs. J.H. CLARK for a few days.
  • Miss Isolind LUCAS has just returned from Kinsey Seminary, Wilson, N.C.
  • On Tuesday night the Ladies’ Guild furnished an ice cream supper in the town hall, which was very enjoyable.
  • Miss Jim ROBERTSON, of Washington, formerly of Roper, made a flying trip here on Saturday to see relatives.  She returned home on Monday.
  • Mr. Robt. ROPER returned from E. City on Friday, 15th, where he has been attending Prof. SHEEP’s school.  The girls are glad to see you Bob.
  • Mr. N.H. MERRITT left here on Friday last for Goldsboro, where he has accepted a position as band sawyer with the Empire Lumber Co. “Oh, don’t cry girl; “Ne” will come back.
  • Miss Eloise DOUGH is spending a month with relatives and friends in Norfolk and Portsmouth.  Don’t look so sad, John; you’ll soon be cherred [sic] with the presence of those bright eyes again.
  • Miss Mabel ROPER returned from Norfolk on Friday last, where she has been attending Mary Washington College.  One so cheerful and pleasant as Miss Mable is always welcome in Roper.
  • Mess. E. CHRISTIAN and L.P. ELLIOTT, the filer and sawyer in the Albemarle mill of the Roper Lumber Co., have just returned from Norfolk with their families, much to the pleasure of their many friends here.
  • The Little Workers of the M.E. Church, of which Miss Lennie PEACOCK is President, gave an entertainment last Friday night which proved to be a grand success, and was much enjoyed by all, especially by Mr. H.T.—–.

[This letter was intended for our last issue, but did not reach us in time. -- Editor]


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WCGS Newsletter – Volume 1, No. 1 (March 1990)

Taneya | May 28, 2012 | COMMENTS:No Comments »

This weekend I was quite fortunate to receive a collection of back issues of the newsletters of the Washington County Genealogical Society! The group includes the first issue in March 1990 – November 1994.

Over the next several months I’ll be scanning them to add to the current online collection.  For now, here is the 1st issue. 

Contents in this issue include:

  • 1897 marriage license of William JONES and Ione PEACOCK
  • Family group sheet for William G. JONES and Theresa Ione PEACOCK
  • family group picture that includes William Gabriel JONES, T. Ione PEACOCK and others (Spruill, Marriner, and other Peacock family members)
  • Listing for Furlough Cemetery in Lees Mill Township 
  • Obituary for Sallie Ann CARKEET

WCGS News – March 1990 (Volume 1, No. 1)

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