From a Barbour County Scrapbook
submitted by Linda Graham.
Clippings from the Barbour Democrat
Mr., Mrs. F. S. Filler Have Sixtieth Anniversary
Parsons, October 18, 1941
Couple Recall Making Apple Butter, Teaching, On Day of Ceremony
Mr. and Mrs. F. S. FILLER of Parsons celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary
at their home in Parsons on October 16. Mrs. FILLER was the former Susan Alice
THOMAS, daughter of Isaac and Margaret HYMES THOMAS of Ray's Hill, Bedford
County, Pa. She will celebrate her seventy-ninth birthday on October 24. She was
married to Mr. FILLER on October 16, 1881 at Ray's Hill in the parsonage of the
Methodist church with the Rev. S. A. BALDWIN, pastor of the church officiating.
She recalls that she had helped to make a large kittle [sic] of apple butter on the
day of her marriage and finished the work in time to be married that evening. Mr.
FILLER is the son of the late John and Sarah FOLK FILLER and was born at
Rainesburg, Pa., on December 27, 1857. He taught school the day of his marriage
and taught for ten more years before moving to Davis where they resided for
eighteen years and where he worked as a millwright for the West Virginia Pulp and
Paper Company. He was also the first recorder for the town of Davis after it was
They moved to Parsons thirty-six years ago where he was also a
millwright for the Parsons Pulp and Paper Company. He served as mayor of the city
of Parsons during the World war, and was also a carpenter for the Western Maryland
Railroad following his millwright position. He has not been able to secure work
for the last few years due to his age, however his health is excellent.
The FILLERS are the parents of eight children, all living: they are: Carl J. FILLER of
Cumberland, Md.; Hinkle H. FILLER, of Ridgeley; Adolphus FILLER, of Cumberland;
Mrs. Myrtle HARPER of Cincinnati, O.; Mrs. Margaret WILLIAMSON, of Hedgeville;
Percy F. "Peter" FILLER, of Parsons; Fred K. FILLER, of Charleston, and Mrs.
Sarah PERCIVAL, of Covington, Ky. They also have forty-seven grandchildren and
fourteen great-grandchildren. They have been life long members of the Methodist
church and the members of the St. John's Methodist church honored them last
evening with a pound party and reception. The Ours Bakery presented them with a
beautiful decorated cake and the Rev. W.W. SUTTON, pastor of the church, led the
devotionals and made a short talk, followed by a group of thirty-five singing old
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