This week in the history of West Virginia: February 10-16

Homesteads Valley Tygart
Homesteads Valley Tygart

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The following events took place on these dates in the history of West Virginia. To read more, go to e-WV: Encyclopedia West Virginia at

10, 1904
: His wife, Sarah Ann, shot and killed Jay Legg
home in County Clare. Trial, conviction, appeal and release Sarah Ann
Virginia Virginia's country wandering was, "Jay Legg Murder."

10, 2010
: Frederick Appleton & # 39; & # 39; Fred & # 39; & # 39; Schaus, West Virginia University
All-American basketball, coach, and athlete of Irish athletes, dies at 84 years of age
Morgantown. Schaus coached in WVU from 1954 to 1960,
with record 146-37.

11, 1903
: The artist Grace Martin Taylor was born in Morgantown. As well as
doing a huge working body in different styles, Taylor has enjoyed
a long career at Mason College of Arts and Mason Music in Charleston.

11, 1904
: Clarence Watson Meadows was born in Beckley. Her mother was expecting him
He would be the Minister of a Baptist, but he finally came to politics, becoming
the 22th ruler in West Virginia.

11, 1911
: Charles Town Hotel House opened. The theater came into 500 seats
in the era of entertainment and service that lasts more than 30 years.

11, 1923
: Eight members of the Black Hand were arrested in Harrison County.
The Black Hand was the name and symbol of the Italian underworld society
Immigrants who wanted to make money from other Italian immigrants.

11, 1935
: The first houses in the Glen Tygart Hotel Hotel were ready for
occupied. One of three resettled projects in West Virginia, the house
it was proposed to provide a new start to unemployed farmers, miners and wood

12, 1867
: Barboursville was incorporated by an act of the state
legislature. At first, County Chapel's seat, lost this honor
after completing the C & O Railway to Huntington.

12, 1899
: Karl Dewey Myers was born in County Tucker with a bad birth
defects. He never attended school, but he still learned himself
self-study. He was nominated as the first laureate of the state in 1927.

13, 1800
: Professor John Jay Jackson was born near Parkersburg. He phoned it
the Seminole War as a member of Gen. team. Andrew Jackson.

13, 1913
. Jones's mother in Charleston was arrested after assisting union miners
on Paint Creek and Cabin Creek.

13, 1923
: Chuck Yeager was born at Myra, about seven miles from Hamlin. Ar
On October 14, 1947, in a Bell X-1 radio plane that dropped from B-29 bomber,
Yeager broke the flight barrier flying 700 miles per hour.

14, 1866
: County Grant was created and nominated for Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, a
later became the 18th president of the nation.

15, 1898
: John Homer's Musician "Uncle Homer" was born in Mercer
County. Among the latest in the banana tradition of Appalachian black banjo, he
The banjo had five strains in the style of clawhammer.

15, 1930:
Sara Jane Moore was born in Charleston. On September 22, 1975, Moore
attempted to kill President Gerald Ford in San Francisco.

15, 1975
: Elizabeth Kee, the first member of the Congress in the state, died
i Bluefield. Kee was elected to Congress in 1951 after receiving her mother
husband, John. She resigned in 1964 and replaced her son, James, instead.

16, 1821
: Morris Harvey was born near Prosperity in Raleigh County. Harvey's
Gifts were given to the Barboursville Seminar that his name was changed to Morris
Harvey College in 1901. The institution is now University University

16, 1951
: Second Lieutenant of Darwin Darwin Keith Kyle died during severity exchange
against Chinese forces in Korea. He was awarded the Honor Medal.

e-WV: Encyclopedia West Virginia It is a West Virginia Humanities Council project. For more information, contact the West West Human Council, 1310 Kanawha Blvd. E., Charleston, WV 25301; (304) 346-8500; or visit e-WV at

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Uncail Homer Walker
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Sara Jane Moore
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Jones' mother
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Karl Myers (1899-1951) from Tucker County, originally appointed Laureate Poet West Virginia & in 1927
Fred Schaus "width =" 320 "height =" 400 "srcset =" 320w, /wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Fred_Schaus-240x300.jpg 240w "sizes =" (max-width: 320px) 100vw, 320px
Fred Schaus
Elizabeth Kee
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Clarence Meadows
Chuck Yeager "width =" 1178 "height =" 1500 "srcset =" 1178w, /wp-content/uploads/2019/02/ChuckYeager-236x300.jpg 236w, 768w, https: // www / wp-content / uploads / 2019/02 / ChuckYeager-804x1024.jpg 804w, 696w, https : // 1068w, jpg 330w, 600w "sizes =" (max-width: 1178px) 100vw, 1178px
Chuck Yeager
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