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This collection contains two “Treasured Memories” funeral books for Mary Margaret Talbott Wilson and Virginia Dare Wilson and genealogical and other papers. The genealogical and other papers contains an assortment of material including the leather cover and family record pages of Wilson and Talbott family bible, a copy of a section of the Huntington Advertiser from May 30, 1973 regarding the golden anniversary of Mary Bertha and William T. Bess, sheets recording births and deaths for the Talbott and Wilson families, records from the family bible of Waitman E. Wilson, a brochure from the opening of America’s Exposition in 1963, newspaper clippings about births and deaths, and a letter from Wanda Currant to Kenneth Reffeitt reminiscing about Rill and wishing she could have attended her funeral.


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Special Collections, Morrow Library
Marshall University
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755
(304) 696-2343


Span Dates: 1947-1977

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Genealogy Commons