Posted By:Doris Carrigan
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Subject:John Samuel Skidmore
Post Date:May 08, 2003 at 20:11:05
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Forum:Pocahontas County, WV Genealogy Forum
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I have a studio picture of a young man who I believe to be John Samuel Skidmore that was probably made around 1900. He is dressed in suit, narrow tie, long overcoat, boots and a stetson hat. He is standing and one hand rests on the back of a chair. The picture is mounted in a sturdy cardboard frame. Embossed in the right lower corner of the frame is "Photo by G___ (I can't read the rest of it.) Marlinton, W VA". On the Pocohantas County website is posted a picture of John Duffield as a young man. He is standing beside a chair. It is the same chair and background as in the picture I have. It is also the same type frame. Also, I think I recognize John Skidmore in one of the pictures of the Duffield young men and friends. I am trying to find out about John Skidmore's background; he was supposed to have been born in West Virginia. He is a lead to scaling my brick wall, my Grandfather, James Sidney Able. Can anyone help me with the name of the photography studio; whether there were Skidmores there around the turn of the century and the location of Slaty Fork?
Thank you much
Doris A. Carrigan
Dontest@aol.com