This letter makes me more curious about the West Virginia State Senate in 1905, and A.W. Brown's connection. Here are a few details that I learned:
- Oliver S. Marshall (1850-1934), from Hancock County, served in the WV State Senate from at least 1897-1901. He was President of the Senate from 1899-1901. His oldest son, John (1881-?), later became a delegate to the Republican National Convention from West Virginia in 1920, 1924, 1928 and 1936. Oliver Marshall's house in New Cumberland is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
- Judge Reese L. Blizzard (1863-1941), elected judge of the Sixth judicial district in 1896. He was appointed US district attorney in 1900 by President McKinley. He was also editor of a Parkersburg newspaper.
[State of West Virginia,]
Feby 10 – 1905Dear Bert and Lucie :
It is now 10 minutes past 7 o'clock, and as I write I suppose you are getting ready for the fortnightly party. I trust you will have a nice time and that every one will enjoy the occasion to the fullest extent. The senate adjourned until
Time flies very, very fast here, and as we do