June 16, 2024

Armory Clerk Young Replaced by Duke

REMOVED — The Virginia Free Press states that Mr. Adam Young, who has been one of the acting clerks connected with the Superintendent’s office of the Armory at Harper’s Ferry, for the last two years, has […]
May 2, 2024

Hold Up May Link with Fatal Crash (Duke Dec.)

HOLD-UP MAY LINK WITH FATAL CRASHHit-and-Run Death of J. C. Duke Leads Police to Investigate. By a Staff Correspondent of The Star.PRIEST BRIDGE, Md., May 31. — With two colored men under arrest in Annapolis as […]
May 2, 2024

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 2, 2024

Joseph C. Duke Funeral Set

Funeral services will be held tomorrow for Joseph Chiswell Duke, who died suddenly on Wednesday. Mr. Duke was born in Bakerton, W. Va., July 31, 1885. His parents were George W. and Frances Chiswell Duke. After […]
May 2, 2024

Married: Duke & Hendricks

Leslie Daniels Duke and Miss Mabel Neuton Hendricks were married at the manse in Duffield, near Bakerton, W. Va., by the Rev. John C. Siler.
May 2, 2024

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, […]
May 1, 2024

Death: Florence E. Duke

BOYDS, Md., July 21, 1907. Intelligence reached here yesterday afternoon announcing the death of Mrs. Florence E. Duke, widow of Robert Duke of Jefferson county, West Virginia, which occurred at her home at Bakerton, W. Va. […]
May 1, 2024

State Road Commission Determines Licensure for “Drivable Contraption”

Robert Duke didn’t know what to call the contraption in which he drives daily from Bakerton to Shepherdstown, and neither did the state road commission after they received a description. Duke assembled the machine himself from […]
May 1, 2024

Bakerton Items – Love, Visitors, and Drought Broken

Bakerton, W. Va. – Aug. 16. This section was visited by a very pleasant rain fall, which was a great benefit to the growing crops.  Geo. Trundle has been on the sick list since Friday. We […]
May 1, 2024

Bakerton Items, Visitations, Campmeeting, Business and Drought

Bakerton, W. Va – July 24. Mrs. Alice Trundle, of Washington, is spending the summer with her sister, Mrs. George Duke, near Bakerton. Misses Sallie and Annie White, of Montgomery county, are visiting their uncle, Robert […]
May 1, 2024

Bakerton Campmeeting at Duke’s Woods

Camp-Meeting at Bakerton. Charles Town W. Va, July 26. – A camp-meeting will be held in Duke’s woods, at Bakerton, W. Va., commencing August 11 and continuing 10 days. The meeting will be in charge of […]
November 6, 2023

Hotel Arrivals – Entler Hotel & Virginia Hotel

HOTEL ARRIVALS.ENTLER HOTEL — Major Henry Hagan, Proprietor. D. S. Eichelberger, Jr., Geo. Stanley, Martinsburg; R. W. Grove, Noah Myers, Dr. Russell, C. G. Biggs, W. W. Cronise, Sharpsburg; W. C. Hayes, W. H. Kleinsmith, Baltimore; […]
August 2, 2023

Jefferson County Clerk, Deeds Admitted

State of West Virginia,County of Jefferson,Clerk’s Office of the County Court. The following is a list of deeds admitted to record in said office during two weeks ending January 5, 1884: Teste, T. A. Moore, Clerk […]
August 1, 2023

Oak Grove School Entertainment

School Entertainment. — A correspondent sends us the following item: Oak Grove School, conducted by Mr. Jesse A. Engle, near Zion Church, gave an entertainment at its close last Saturday a week. Speeches were made by […]
August 1, 2023

Big Hogs in Jefferson County

Big Hogs.The following are some of the weights of big porkers killed in the town and county: Geo. W. Duke a 400-pounder ; Alex Freeman, two at 385 and 382 ; H. M. Loyns one at […]
July 24, 2023

Flanagan successful harvest; Duke bull attack.

The Harper’s Ferry Sentinel says that Mr. John Flanagan, one of Jefferson’s successful farmers, harvested this year from 16 acres of ground 467 bushels of wheat, an average yield per acre of over 29 bushels. Sunday […]
July 22, 2023

Considering A New Road

At the May term of the County Court of Jefferson county, in the matter of the petition of Charles H. Knott and others for the opening or changing a county road from Teague’s run up the […]
July 4, 2023

PLAT: Martin Welsh Lots, 1949

Please see record image for plat maps. The property charted on this map consists of the lots for the store, bordering the Duke-Flanagan Road, the B. & O. Railroad Siding, W. L. Snyder, and Mrs. Hugh […]