Robert Acord Bio

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Robert Acord Bio - one winlery day in town Robert tod, Who Lived...
one winlery day in town Robert tod, Who Lived To Be 103 Years Of Was Favorite Visitor In Beckley Years Ago Robert Acord, once Raleigh -County's -County's oldest native-born son,i h i s ^at , oe His e v c s i g h t died 20 years ago at the a g e ' o f } · ° ^ c ^^ 103. His life scanned most pf the county's earliest history and some snowed and ?" man ^ v ways he federate Army. until his enlistment in the Con- vigor of many a At th e end of the war he move move of of the modern. His death came on youn3er man - ^ to Wyoming County, where for March 23, 1930. - ' "· Acord xvas born at Bolt on Jan. i a l r n o s t 50 years he resided before , c . mai. ucicm n, U U L .vuu^ " The son of John and N a n c v 6 ' 5327 ' ten l" e ^rs before the Gen- returning once more to Raleign gest cord. Robert ^corri's 'Kff ,,,« er ^ 1 Assembly of 'Virginia passed County, about 45 years ago. Since the « . '. . ^ ^ . · * i-u». M j me v v o o j ^ -- - « 4 , _ _ t _ » _ i - ^ t _ - . . . m · 1 r V i ^ f f *»-v* , ~ , ! - . r t . u ~ » , i _ ^ - t » - · Acord, Robert .-^ Ul u^ me was i- t · - - u . ·= ^ = full of historical events. Durin^tl 11 ^ ct establi shmg the Town of the Mexican War he worked about iron furnaces in Ohio. When the Civil War broke out he enlisted in. the Confederate Army, although then old for military service. In the Spanish-American War he was an active gentleman of 70 years, and a score of 3'ears later his mind was sufficiently alert-to Beckley. As were many other men of that day, he was a great h u n t e r ) that time he had lived near Bolt. COUNTY HAPPENINGS p-iiftSo-v, Tr,,* Kale srh Index) and delighted in the pursuit of j (From Oct. 4, 18S8 ^ I P l l H n ^ » v - « A 4 l - i n « ~~ n l - J . ; j . _ l - _ i T L - - " ""V . n . . . . , near is m Uhl0 ' wa? P 9ssed on a place and will make Raleigh his significance of appreciate the America's entry in World War 1. man of 23 years he attended attended the first session of tho ; uture ome. His family will re- e p r e n prp - Ihelongevity of the Acord f a m - j main in Pennsylavnia u ily is proverbial. John 'Mack" Mr. Ewart is lumberer and \vzs A ArtT-rt l t - * ^ F - . f V t ^ -- « * T _ ' k A . _ i . . _ *- *-* v t i j i - * _ _ . _ i i _ * _ i t . Acord, the father of Robert Acord, , Nancy Acord, the mother , Raleigh County Court in 1850 T an of Robert, was more than event which he recalled vividly j years of age at the time of her - However, Robert Acord out- induced to make this his home our magnificient timber lands. We extend to him a cordial welcome. Mr. E. W. Snuffer's house, Coal River Marshes, was struck Monday night and very -IT ?y ?y , ***?»%"$£ Dix) in the later years of his life. For more than 50 years he had chu?ch a p Q UM^n e v r v,° f the B l PtiSt " 1^ T' ^ ei ^ 1 C n U Q r e n - ! struck the rod at the top aVd run church. Politically he was a Dem- Acord went to Jackson, Ohio.:down it until it reached the Di-'rincr the V M r B ?,,-* v, t u- * V ° - T?- r out break of t h e j a n d then tore away a large part of 1 death hf mad- frtn,"«J%f ehtis ^'"IH 8 i*- a t t r a c C C f l by lhc l the building, and then left the!will | wfa f r Dem f P aid employes house and struck and killed a f i n e com- friends' who~ d"eli»htp'rf V'h^V^ ?nr £" Curn . 2c , e * l " e r?- J [ was d u r - j y o u n g m a i e some distant away.Uence jinends^ho delighted lQ hear him mg this period m Oh 10 that he was The family escaped u n h u r t ' Mr. A. E. Huddlestan, of . ; - ' * * - » » " « » - ' - - * * c i v ^ v ^ i ^ , j L * J i i , u i i v t i i Following the \var, he returned Sulphur Springs, has purchased fresh in his m^nmrv PwV -T ^""o^'ng me xvar, ne returned Sulohur Sarings, £ ^O"K 'buTS ·cSSncJ-'S S ^ I6ig r h C P« nt \«"»"8 ^ ^at two tracts of pine __ .i B ni exigence , o t ; is now Leslcr, where he resided'Piney River, one timber lands on ^ XC.MU^ W l , Mr.

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  1. Beckley Post-Herald,
  2. 26 Aug 1950, Sat,
  3. Page 60

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