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PO Box 812
Portsmouth, Ohio 45662

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Miss Moore’s 6th Grade Class Lucasville Ohio Early 1930’s

“This photo that has a notation on the back “Miss Moore’s 6th Grade Class”. I am guessing that it may be of a group of students in the Valley School District (Lucasville). I would guess from the dress that it was taken in the early 1930s. I am hoping that someone will be able to identify persons in this photo.”
Donald H. Caudill
Morgantown, WV.

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Miss Rawley’s 6th Grade Class Valley School District 1930’s

This photo has been identified as Miss Rawley’s 6th grade class. I am guessing that the class is in the Valley School district in the 1930s. If anyone can give a clue, I would appreciate hearing from them. Donald H. Caudill
Morgantown, WV.

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Ohio Civil War Veterans 1915 Portsmouth Ohio

“I would guess that the church (in the background) might be the Old Methodist Church in West Portsmouth. The third from the right is Abraham Doll, and I think the second from the right is his brother, my great-great-grandfather, Peter G. Doll.” If you know any of the people in this photo, please email
Richard Doll

WebAdmin Note: “Mrs. Rosemary Crabtree recognized the photo (above), posted in the last edition of SCCOGS News. She said it was taken at the Bethany Baptist Church in Rushtown – which is still standing.It is a photo of the members of the Robinson Post GAR. She said she knew that Abraham Doll was in that Post but had info that Peter was in the Bailey Post at Portsmouth, but he could have transferred maybe.” The below Google Streetview image displays that unique stained-glass window and door that is exhibited in the above photograph.

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Family of William T. and Christina Miller Mackey

“This family photo was taken in Portsmouth in early January 1950 after the funeral of my grandmother, Chrisina Miller Mackey. I have long wondered about the location and names of the buildings in the background. Is anyone able to identify the buildings for me?”
Chester L. Sheffer
8611 Arran Road
Richmond, VA 23235

WebAdmin Note: This photograph was taken approximately near 1818 8th Street, Portsmouth, Ohio. The location in the background is the former Excelsior Shoe Factory / Mitchellace building that is now occupied by Sole Choice. The below Google Sreetview helps identify the location. Requestor has NOT been notified of this information and follow-up is necessary to complete this request.

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Searching for Crain Relatives

This is a photo of my great-grandfather, William Edward Crain, b. 1865, Portsmouth, Ohio, to A. J. or J. A. and Mary Ann Paden Crain. It is a copy of a tin-type.
I have been trying to find my Crain relatives for over 40 years to no avail. Also would like to know what happened to siblings of Mary Ann Paden.
Her parents were Henry and Ann Wiley Paden. Sibs; William, Maggie, John, Sarah and Ellie of Portsmouth, Ohio, later Green Twp. I can find no records of these people except census with Henry and Ann.
Barb Crain-Caldwell

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Photograph of Unknown School Children

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