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100 Years Ago

Oldest Citizen Passes Away

Herald of April 21, 1922

The Angel of Death laid his hand on John B. Skyles, one of Martinsburg’s oldest and best known citizens. Mr. Skyles was born in Taylor Township in 1839 and resided in Martinsburg for fifty-one years at his death. He was a businessman, director and president of the Martinsburg Bank, and a stockholder in the Herald Printing Company.

C. H. Detwiler, solicitor for the Morrison’s Cove Telephone company, was reported somewhat incapacitated because of an annoying carbuncle on his right arm.

Miss Martha Furry of Oak Grove was a weekend guest at the home of Elias Baker....


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