Virgil Floyd Rider b. 1912 d. 1967

Virgil Floyd Rider b. 1912 d. 1967

Virgil Floyd Rider in an undated photo. Meet my grandfather, Virgil Floyd Rider.  Virgil was born August 11, 1912 in Kanawha County, West Virginia.  The birth certificate that I have was generated from an affidavit from his father when Virgil was 27 years...
Five Mile Sunday School Class Near Ward, WV | 1927-1929

Five Mile Sunday School Class Near Ward, WV | 1927-1929

The above photo is of a Sunday school class gathering at Ward Community Church likely many years after the Sunday School classes at Five Mile stopped meeting.  I have not been able to find a photo of the Sunday School class at Five Mile if one exists. The Five Mile...
Stephens, Kelley & Hart Surnames of Ward, WV

Stephens, Kelley & Hart Surnames of Ward, WV

Today, I have added photos and records shared by Scott Stephens to the FREE file download box on this site. You will find photos of various Stephens family members with ties to Ward, West Virginia as well as commencement announcements of Ward Jr. High from 1940. ...
The History of the Ward Community Church

The History of the Ward Community Church

By way of introduction I’ll first say Ward came into existence primarily as a result of the coal mining industry in West Virginia.  I’ll give more about the overall history of Ward later. This post is about Ward Community Church. Later topics will...