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Re: Editor Buckhannon Busy Bee pre 1895
Posted by: Billie Drost Date: December 06, 2000 at 10:35:55
In Reply to: Editor Buckhannon Busy Bee pre 1895 by Jim Bryan of 267

From "Yesterdays of Buckhannon and Upshur" by French Morgan, published 1963 by the Republican-Delta newspaper, Buckhannon WV
pg 22 "Thursday, March 13, 1884:- The Busy Bee, a newspaper, made its appearance in this place last week with the names of two excellent young ladies as Publisher, Misses May Grove and Ida Lovett. It is bright, nice and newsy."
"That answers the queston as to the founder, and the date of founding, but leaves much to be answered. Who were these excellent young ladies, how did it come about that they started a paper, how did they start it, what did it look like--and a dozen other pertinent questions.
In later years Buckhannon had a woman editor, but in this instance we have a woman founder, something very unusual.
Jacon R. Grove (spelled as in book) was owner and publisher of the Busy Bee in September, 1890, which raises a question. Two weeks after the Delta carried the notice quoted above, it carried another news item in the number dated March 27, 1884, to the effect that Mrs. George S. Grove of Middlefork, is visiting her son, Mr. J.R. Grove, of this place (Buckhannon)
It would appear that the Grove family was established in this area, and from that it would be safe to surmise that Miss May was a member of that family, being the wife, a sister or probably a daughter of J.R., and consequently, it was not long before he took over the paper."
"--------until December 19, 1890, when Grove relinquished the paper and Walden became owner and publisher."


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