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Martinsburg Herald Archive

  • Martinsburg, West Virginia
  • 18811918

About

The Republicans of Berkeley County once bemoaned the difficulty of editing a political paper when "the Republican backbone" in Berkeley "was weakened by Democratic domination." This obstacle did not prevent editors A. S. Goulden and John T. Reily from establishing the Martinsburg Herald in 1881. A thoroughly Republican paper, the Martinsburg Herald retained its original management until 1885, when Reily purchased Goulden's interest in the paper and associated himself with George F. Evans, a manufacturer of cigars and wholesale dealer in tobacco. In addition to being a Republican paper, the Martinsburg Herald was "A Weekly Family Journal—Devoted to Home Interests, Local News, &c.;" It followed a fairly consistent format: the first page contained literature, the second political reports, the third local news, and the fourth advertisements.

Archive Info

  • 8,931
  • Martinsburg, West Virginia
  • 18811918

Source Information

Martinsburg Herald, 1881–1918 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: November 1, 2022

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Bessie O'Neil school performance

Bessie O'Neil school performance

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John & Nannie Turner

John & Nannie Turner

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Obituary for Henry Willet

Obituary for Henry Willet

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Stephen Rawlings Snodgrass Obituary

Stephen Rawlings Snodgrass Obituary

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Archive Info

  • 8,931
  • Martinsburg, West Virginia
  • 18811918

Source Information

Martinsburg Herald, 1881–1918 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: November 1, 2022