EvidenceCollection: The Washington Post

May 8, 1919

Smith, Ex-Soldier Engineer Killed

Ex-Soldier Engineer Killed in Crash.Special to The Washington Post.Hagerstown, Md., May 7.– William M. Smith, locomotive engineer at the Bakerton quarries, near Williamsport, Md., misinterpreting a signal, ran his engine into an open switch and was […]
January 2, 1919

Duke, College Professor Dies

Shepherd College Professor Dies.Special to The Washington Post. Walter M. Duke, of the Shepherd College faculty, Shepherdstown, died today, after a short illness of pneumonia following an attack of influenza. The deceased was 40 years old […]
May 6, 1919

Smith, Killed By Train In Quarry

Killed by Train in QuarriesSpecial to The Washington Post. Harpers Ferry, W. Va., May 5– William Smith, of Samples Manor, Maryland, was killed today at the quarries in Bakerton. While running a dinky engine in the […]
September 29, 1927

Potts & Sutherland Dead on Railroad

Train Kills Two Men Pushing Truck on RailSpecial to The Washington Post. Martinsburg, W. Va., Sept. 28.– Samuel Potts, 57, Bakerton, W. Va., and Thomas Sutherland, 42, Reedson, W. Va., were killed at Reedson this afternoon […]
July 22, 1919

Marriage: Grove–Kern

Grove–Kern Nuptials.Special to The Washington Post. Harpers Ferry, W. Va., July 21.— Lyle W. Grove, of Bakerton, and Miss Katherine Kern, of Harpers Ferry, were married yesterday at the Mehtodist Episcopal parsonage by the Rev. A. […]
October 13, 1918

Death: Mrs. Mary J. Millard

Death of Mrs. S. Preston Millard.Special to The Washington Post Charlestown, W. Va., Oct. 12— Mrs. Mary J. Millard, wife of S. Preston Millard, of Bakerton, Jefferson county, died last night, aged 45 years. She was […]
December 28, 1916

Marriage: Mills & Haines

Miss Nellie V. Mills a Bride. Harpers Ferry, Dec. 27.– Miss Nellie V. Mills and Claude M. Haines, both of Bakerton, W. Va., were married here this afternoon at the M. P. parsonage by the Rev. […]
November 15, 1912

Marriage License: Alice Hopper, Frank Coole

LICENSED TO MARRY. […] Frank C. Coole, 25, of Norfolk, Va., and Alice F. Hopper, 19, of Bakerton, W. Va. The Rev. J. S. Montgomery.
November 5, 1911

Died: Robert Duke, paralysis.

Paralysis Fatal to West VirginianSpecial to The Washington Post Harpers Ferry W. Va. Nov. 4 — Robert M. Duke died at his home near Bakerton at an early hour this morning following a stroke of paralysis, […]
July 20, 1911

Spencer Takes Tavern Business For Radius of 20 miles.

Takes Business of Rivals. Spencer is now doing all the business formerly done by the three hotel bars that flourished for many years in Harpers Ferry, and then some more. Harpers Ferry was never dry before […]
March 3, 1906

Graham, cripple, killed by railroad.

Cripple Killed Near Harpers Ferry.Special to The Washington Post. Harpers Ferry, W. Va., March 2.— Passenger train No. 8 on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad struck and killed a white man named Graham this morning, just […]
April 23, 1905

Martinsburg Carpenter Killed at Bakerton

Carpenter Killed by Fall.Special to The Washington Post. Harpers Ferry, W. Va., April 22.— C. A. Adams, a carpenter, from Martinsburg, while working on a scaffold at Bakerton to-day, fell and broke his neck. The body […]
June 24, 1903

Rouzee’s estate sues B&O. Fourth member of family killed by railroad.

Railroad Sued for Rouzee’s Death.Special to The Washington Post. Winchester, Va., June 23.— The estate of Walter Rouzee, who was killed by a train on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad at Bakerton, has sued the railroad […]
September 28, 1899

Old Mines Started Up (Ore Bank)

Old Mines Started Up.Special to The Post. Morgantown, W. Va., Sept. 27.– The old Ahl iron mines, along the Potomac River, near Bakerton, Jefferson County, are being worked again. About 700 tons of high-grade ore will […]