Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 11, 1976 · Page 59
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 59

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, July 11, 1976
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1976 Sunday Ga*etfe.*fa» Ctarlttftft, Wtit Virginia ---- State Heroines Had Historic Roles Marking 50th Milestone Being honored today on their golden wedding anniversary with a dinner at their home in Dunbar are Mr. and Mrs. Albert I. Wingo. the dinner is being given by their children. They were married July 11, 1926 at Pikeville, Ky. She is the former Littlie Mae Hall and he is re- tired from DuPont after 30 years service. Their children are Betty Sue Bird of Satellite Beach, Fla., Albert R. Wingo of Atlanta, Ga., Shirley Mae Sergent of Dunbar and Rose Marie Paterson of Nitro. They have 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild. ByLvuClndeaiB Staff Writer The nation is paying tribute to many heroines of the Revolution during its widespread Bicentennial celebration. . The area now known as West Virginia was nothing but wilderness during the Revolutionary War; and frontier war was not for the squeamish. Women faced not only the hardships of living in an untamed land, but also rape by enemy soldiers, abduction, and scalping and torture by British- allied Indians. The more rugged women fought back. Up at down, growing and preparing their own foods, spining, making their own clothing, and nursing their sick, most of them found that a woman's work, indeed, was never done. At the same time they were "horning" children with the regularity of the seasons. And when Indians raided our outlaws attacked, they were capable of grabbing the nearest weapon and defending their families. "Mad" Anne Bailey--"Zhite Squaw of the Kanawha"--served as patriot, scout, messenger and Indian fighter. A supberb horsewoman, she rode the frontier in buckskin breeches, recruiting "Liberty Men" as she went along. When Fort Henry in Wheeling was under siege in 1782, a young girl named Betty Zane saved the fort from an overwhelming attack of British-led Indians. As the defenders' gunpowder dwindled, she volun- teered to fetch more from her family's cabin, located outside the fort walls. The baffled Indians watched her leave without firing. On her return, however, the bullets flew around her. She made it back, and the garrison fought on until the besiegers gave up and faded into the forest. * * * MARY K1NNAN was living with her husband and daughter of Elkwater in what is now Clay county, when a party of Shawnee Indians attacked. She was forced to watch while the savages murdered and scalped her family. She was sold into the tribe as a slave, and made to perform the most degrading and menial labor. She was kept prisoner until her escape three years and five months after capture. Another pioneer woman who escaped her captors was Mary Ingles. She and her family lived in a settlement on the New River, when the Indians attacked. Mary, rapidly approaching motherhood, was taken prisoner. Three days after capture, · Mary Ingles demonstrated the qualities that made pioneer women notable. With the earth for a bed, and no medical assistance, she gave birth to a daughter. The next morning she arose, and with her baby in her arms, kept her place in her captives' parade. Two months later, and several hundred miles from her home, Mary Ingles and a Dutch woman, the name of whom pioneer annals failed to record, planned their escape. Mary elected to leave her baby behind, knowing that re-capture meant cer- tain death. She and her companion suffered greatly during their journey. The Dutch woman's nerves shattered to the point where she suggested cannibalism to ease their gnawing hunger.'Four months and 560 miles after capture, Mary and her companion reached the New River homestead. »* * ANNE NEWPORT ROYALL was among the first women newspaper editors in the country. She came to Charleston at the turn of the 18th century, when she met, befriended, and wrote about the heroism of "Mad" Anne Bailey. "Mad" Anne and Betty Zane . . . Mary Kinnan and Mary Ingles . . . Anne Newport Royall . . . such colorful characters capture the spotlight of history. Behind them stand countless others, the nameless Founding Mothers without whom victory would have been impossible. MR. STEAM HYDRO-JET CARPET CLEANING ·y Prof nitendf HI YOUR NOME... Modern, Sanitary, Jet- Spray Cleaning action and Strong Vacuum Suction gels deep down dirt out, restores Carpet to new life and Appearance. Call today for free estimate! rvw, LfTWTKAT YWICAIKT (* ^ « P r e v e n t E x c e s s i v e Wear! Atk Us About RESTORMG FADED CARPET TO ORKiAl COLOR. AS WE CLEAN! FRIE ESTIMATES Ovt,fT»t.?CilC*cti34M51» OUR 29TH YEAR W»ttl4»IKlir»~ Miss Janet Lee Hamilton ·» Bride of Robert Wright Utah Mission Church was the setting Saturday for the marriage tf Janet Lee Hamilton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy C. Hamilton of Charleston, and Robert G. Wright, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul D. Wright of Rt. 3, Kenna. The Rev. Billie Thomas officiated and music was provided by Mrs. Tressie Hays. The bride was given in marriage by her father. Linda Perry served as maid of honor. Mrs. Beulah Pritt, Mrs. Dorothy Guthrie and Mrs. Juanita Edens, sisters of the bride, served as bridesmaids. April Guthrie, niece of the bride, was junior bridesmaid, and Lorry Guthrie and Pamela Pritt. also nieces, served as flowergirls. Douglas Smith served as best man for his brother-in-law. Delmer Pritt, Randy Epling. Larry Guthrie and Randy Edens were ushers. Delmer Pritt II was ring- bearer. Following a reception at the Camp Virgil Tate lodge, the couple left on a wedding trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C. They will reside on Kelly's Creek Road in Charleston. Mrs. Wright, a graduate of Sissonville High School and Morris Harvey College, is employed by K-Mart in St. Albans. Her husband, a graduate of Ripley High MRS. ROBERT G. WRIGHT ...former Janet Lee Hamilton School, is employed at State Electric Supply in Dunbar. Hints for Food Cover leftover yolks with cold water and store in refrigerator in a tightly closed container. Served even by themselves, eggs make a savory main course for breakfast, lunch or dinner. JCPenney JCPenney for a 5x7 or 4 wallet sizes of the same pose in color. ADDITIONAL 5x7s or SETS of WALLETS in orig. Pack-1.69 ea. CHOOSE FROM SEVERAL POSES NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY TWO CHILDREN TOGETHER 2.98 · AGE LIMIT 12 YRS. OLD . 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