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Page 10 - Thursday, September 22, 2016 - The Glenville Democrat The Glenville Pathfinder - Glenville, WV 26351 no Continued from page 1 Historic Holt House Museum.the birthplace of Helen Holt Mollohan, the late wife of a U.S. Congressman and mother of an- uther. But, by way of introductkm and attachment to this city and house, Vera Jean, about age 90, was a longtime secretary for Dr. Harry Heflin, the Glenville State College President, during the 1950s and early 1960s. "He was a wonderful man and I eujoyed working for him," she states.add- ing: "1 even worked for him part- time as a student." She's a 1948 graduate of the college, but started her education in Glenville in the 6th grade in 1936 when her parents bought the home. Before that,her family lived in Servia. The daughter of Belle (Chapman) and Willie Nottingham, she came m Glen- vitle, because her parents wanted her older brother, Herbert, to get a college education. She also had another brother, Ray, was educa- lion bound, too. As to her l'onner residence that their family lived in for approxi- mately 40 years, she asserts: "This was a neat old house to grow up in. I could walk to school." "My friends here were great and we knew everyone in town,'" she adds. As to the reported ghosts in the house of late, she affirms,"In our place many years of living there, none of t,s kids or our parents ever saw any ghosts." (According to Gil- mer County's ghostbuster Jim Mattbews, he discovered "ghost sounds" in an audio-taped review of the house during an ~dl night investigation late last October -- Halloween night. Will the truth be ever known'?) After going through primary school here, she entered the old Glenville High School. from which she graduated."l loved that old high school,'" she asserts with great emotion. Vera Jean, now in good health lot her age, was brought to the house by her daughter, Denise (Denny) Terrell, of Chain bersburg, PA who lives with her mother now, and Vera's nephew Edward Coon, of New Haven. WV. Edward is a retired coach and athletic director at Wahama High .School, and also a graduate of GSC. "Our lhmily were all teach- ers." he says, "1 just liked kids; 1 loved teaching and we all did it." Although being a nephew not living in the house, Fxt fondly re- calls visiting here in the summers and enjoying his play with the other youngsters of the home and neighborhood. Vera's daughter. Denn, as sire prefers to be called, is an anti- able and accom plished person, be- ing a retired U.S. Air Force Gen- eral and, these days. a mother- GSC Fine Arts Center Auditorium Saturday, September 24th 7:30 p.m. Free Admission GLEN ILLE STATE COLLEGE , .. fimded in part . N. a wp, tfamit' Fom datiom HerscherF ;u,id :iiion, )acobso' Foundatkm. the National En,htwment fi r the Arts, and West Virginia Division of Cuhure and Histou. ... continu, 000 helperat herChambersburg home. As to the Holt House, she fondly recalls, "Christmas was the most joyful time of the year, because all of our cousins,came to visit and celebrate the holiday,'" Continuing, she adds with a smile, "When all of the relatives came here, we slept all over the three story house. As yonngsters, my cousins and 1 used to enjoy running up and down those steps to the upstairs. The adults ate in the dining morn and we kids in another room, what we called 'the Kids Dining Room'." In the main, her mother, Vera. found the afternoon long visit to be comforting. Historical Society President Dot Frey gave them the tour,and, then ,just let them wan- der though the house at their own pace, remembering, reminiscing, chatting about days hmg ago, laughing and sighing at the thoughts of those who went be- fore them. "Not much has changed, for the bedrooms were on the 2rid and 3rd floors, and all of that brought back cheerful memories to me and my family?' she stated at the con clusion of her visit. At days end, truly, "there's no place like home." (Editor's Note: The Historical Society is a nonprofit organiza- tion dedicated to preserving Gil- mer County's history and helping families to find their ancestral roots here. A large genealogical tion bound, too. helperatherChamhersburghome. library and tours of the historic As to her former residence that As to the Holt House, she fondly homeareavailableforpublie~ru- their family lived in for approxi- recalls, "Christmas was the most tiny duringopen hours Fri.-Sat. mately40years,sheasserts:'q'his joyful time ofthe year, becauseall afternoons. Meetings m'e at noon wasaneatoldhousetogrowupin, of our consins came to visit and onthe3rdThursdayofeachmonth. I could walk to school."celebrate the holiday." The October meetingwill feature "My friends here were great Continuing, she adds with a Elwood White's tivdy historical and we knew everyone in town" smile, "When all of the relatives presentation on the Copan-Stouts she adds. came here, we slept all over the Mills area.Also,aHaunted House As to the reported ghosts in the three story house. As youngsters, will be opened at Halloween time house of late, she affinns,"ln our my cousins and I used to enjoy for those not faint of heart! DHC, many years of living there, none running up and down those steps Sr.) By David H. Corcoran, Sr., of us kids or our parents ever saw to the upstairs. The adults ate in Publisher.Editor any ghosts." (According to Gil- the dining room and we kids in It's always nice to coine home mer County's ghostbuster Jim another room, what we called 'the to Glenville after a long absence, Matthews, he discovered "ghost Kids Dining Room' ?' especially if you can gain entrance sounds" in an audio-taped review In the main, her mother, Vera. toyouroldhometorelivesomeof of the house during air all night found the afternoon long visit to those pleasant childhood memo- investigation late last October -- be comforting. Historical Society ries on East Main Street. Halloween night.Will thetruthbe President Dot Frey gave them the In the recent visit of Veto Jean ever known?) tour, and, then, just let them wan- Nottingham Eakle's family, the After going through primary" der though the house at their own above hoped for reuniting took school here. sire entered the old pace, remembering, reminiscing. place without a fuss, because her Glenville High School, from chatting about days long ago, old home is now the Historic Holt whichshegmduated."llovedthat laughing and sighing at the House Museum, the birthplace of old high school," she asserts with thoughts of those whowent before Helen Holt Mollohan,the late wife great emotion, them. ofa U.S.Congressman and mother Vera Jean, now in good health "Not much has changed, for the of another, for her age, was brought to the bedrooms were on the 2nd and 3rd But. by way of introduction house by her daughter, Denise floors,andallofthatbroughtback and attachment to this city and (Denny) Terrell. of cheerful memories to me and my house. Vera Jean, about age 90, Chambersburg,PAwholiveswith family," she stated at the conclu- was a Iongtime secretary for Dr. her mother now, and Vera's sign of her visit. Haixy Heflin, the Glenville State nephew Edward Coon, of New At days end, truly, "there's no College President. during the Haven,WV. place like home." 1950s and early 1960s. "He was a Edward is a retired coach and (Editor's Note: The Historical wonderful man and I enjoyed athletic director at Wahama High Society is a nonprofit organiza- workingforhim?'shestates,add- School, and also a graduate of tion dedicated to preserving Git- ing: "1 even worked for him part- GSC, "Onr family were all teach- mer County's history" and helping time as a student." ers," he says, "I just liked kids; 1 familiestofind theirancestral roots She's a 1948 graduate of the loved teaching and we all did it.'" here. A large genealogical library college, but started her education Although being a nephew not and tours of the historic home are in Glenville in the 6th grade in living in the house, Ed fondly re- available for public scrutiny dur- 1936 when her parents bought the calls visiting here in the summers ing openhours Fri.-Sat.aflernt~ms. home.Beforethat.herfamilylived and enjoying his play with the Meetings are at noon on the 3rd in Servia. The daughter of Belle other youngsters of the home and Thursday of each month. The Oc- (Chapman) and Willie neighborhood, tober meeting will feature Elwood Nottingham, she came to Glen- Vera's daughter, "Denny." as White's lively historical presenta- ville,because her parents wanted she prefers to be called,is an ami- lion on the Copan-Stouts Mills herolderbrother, Herbert,logeta ableandaccomplishedperson.be- area. Also, a Haunted House will college education. She also had ing a retired U.S. Air Force Gen- .be opened at Halloween time for another brother. Ray, was educa- eral and, these days, a mother- those not faint ot'heart? DttC,Sr,.) 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