From a Barbour County Scrapbook
submitted by Linda Graham.
Clippings from the Barbour Democrat
Legion Memorial Service
Thursday, May 29, 1930
Last Sunday at Mt. Olive, the Barbour County American Legion boys held their eighth memorial
It was well attended and well conducted. The program was rendered in first class shape. Every
number deserved the complimentary mention given by many present.
The service follows:
Sung, America, Mansfield Choir, Prayer, Rev. C.V. TATE. Introductory address, Rezin E.
CHRISLIP, Song, selected, Mt. Vernon Quartet. Reading , selected, Miss Curtis DAVIS. Song,
selected, Mansfield Choir. Recitation, selected, Elmer ZINN. Memorial address, Post Chaplain,
Rev. S.P. FARRIOR. Song, Star Spangled Banner, Mt. Vernon Quartet. Memorial Prayer, Rev.
C.V. TATE. Decoration of Graves. Salute to the Dead. Taps.
The Grafton Drum and Bugle boys were there and added much to the program. Our boys
surely appreciated their aid.
Post commander Rezin E. CHRISLIP made a very interesting introductory address and
among other things gave a list of the veterans of the World War buried in Barbour County:
Belington: John I. KRAMER, Carl SIMMONS, Clyde ERVIN, Herman VIQUESNEY.
Clemtown: Okey E. DUCKWORTH, Artie J. ROBINSON, Lawrence MAYLE.
Criss Church: Clayton B. BRANDON, Dorsey HENNINGS
Hall: Daniel C. GOSS.
Kelley Graveyard: Ralph W. KELLEY.
Locus Grove: James B. HOVATTER
Mt. Liberty: Early ENSMINGER
Mt. Morris: Isaac Marshall JOHNSON
Mt. Olive: J.J. W. GAWTHROP
Mt. Zion: Thomas Clayton WILSON, Tony WALTON
Norris Graveyard: Alonzo COLLINS
Nutter Graveyard: Victor STEWART
Philippi: Harry COYNER, Lynn MALONE, Andrew MATTHEW, D.B. CROSS,
David O. JONES, Gaston SWICK, George WAGNER, W. Ray SMITH, Floyd B. REED.
Pleasant Creek: Wilbur S. MOORE, J. Gordon COLE, Quincy C. DADISMAN,
Norman B. HOWES, Clyde McDANIEL
Shiloh: William Grover WILSON
St. John: James Milton HOLMES.
St. Peter's Church: Jasper NEWMAN.
Stringtown: Evert Earl ICE, W.M. MYERS
Tacy: Robert J. RITTER
Talbott Church: Jessie C. LEYMAN
Talbott Church (near) : Jesse E. REGESTER
Valley Bend: Lewis GODWIN
Welch Cemetery: Nelson NEWMAN
In all 44 men in 24 cemeteries.
In order the eight services have been as follows: Philippi, Belington, Pleasant
Creek, Stringtown, Criss Church, Clemtown, Tacy, and Mt. Olive
The music furnished by the Mansfield Choir and Mt. Vernon quartet was excellent.
Rev. FARRIOR's address was spoken of in highest terms. He and Rev. TATE
whose name is on the program are both veterans of the war.
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