She is the daughter of Marvin and Lucinda Justus Smith.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Louis Harlin Smith was photographed in the 1880's. He was married to Sarah Davis, of Hurley. He was the father of seven children. His sons were Jim Smith, Walter Smith, George Smith, and Buddy Smith. His daughters were Lourannie Smith James, Mary Smith Justus, and Matilda Smith Justus. Harlan was a brother to Marvin, Sam, Lurana, William Riley, Irene, Susana, and Armeda Smith.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
The church on the hill is the Regular Baptist Church at the mouth of Pounding Mill Branch. The top story was taken off around the mid or late 1940's. The lumber dock was one of three in the Hurley bottom. The Big Sandy & Cumberland Railroad ran on this side of the creek. The school building on the left is the first high school in Buchanan County. The building to the right of the school was used for classroom space and also as a building to teach young ladies the art of homemaking, sewing and quilting. Mr. Arthur Ownby was the first principal. Mrs. Maude Smith of Hurley, was one of the teachers in the school. The buildings were torn down around 1929. The Norfolk & Western Railroad began buying right-of-way up Lester's Fork in 1925, and when the track and present day railroad bridge over the highway was constructed around 1929-30, the landsape was changed completely.
Monday, April 4, 2011
Hats were "in" when this photo was taken of the Blankenship women. From left, Merville Blankenship, daughter-in-law of King Blankenship. King Blankenship's daughters, Olivia Blankenship, Alpha Blankenship, Martin & Viola Blankenship Mullins.
The Tom and Adeline Dotson Family gathered for this picture at their home at Hurley in the early 1930's. The couple had 11 children. Pictured are Adeline J. Dotson, Eileen D. Tester, Cecil, Lonnie, Dora D. Justus, Ruth D. Bower, Luther and James are not pictured.
Daughters of James Harvey Smith and Amanda Jane Justus from Lester's Fork, Hurley. Top left - Ellen, Ann, Bottom left, Margie and Lydia. Ellen married Fred Hackney, Ann married Wilburn Layne, Margie married Walter Billiter, and Lydia married Dave Broyles.
Joe Hall, an engineer for W. M. Ritter Lumber Company, posed with the train engine he operated which is in the background. This photo was taken on Lower Mill Branch in the 1920's.
Sunday, April 3, 2011
George Marrs, Jr. is pictured on his old mule back in 1927. He was nine years old when the photo was taken. George was raised on a mountain farm on Lester's Fork at Hurley. The photo belongs to George's daughter, Denise Marrs Shafer of Hurley.