Group at Rock House Cave - 1901
A group of young people at the entrance to Rock House Cave near Rush Run in Buckeye on August 19, 1901. The women are wearing corsages, holding flowers, and some of the men are sporting boutonnieres. Not sure if this is a wedding party. However, a marriage records search at the WV State Archives revealed that M.C. (Marvin Coe) Smith did in fact marry Mary Daisy Ruckman (sister to Lee V. Ruckman) on October 2, 1902, and Sandy Auldridge married Emma Smith on October 7, 1903. Both M.C. Smith and Sandy Auldridge were old-time veterinarians.
Pictured Left to Right: Summers Ryder, Sandy Auldridge, Emma Smith, Penick Ryder, Birtie Curry, Lillie Smith, Lee V. Ruckman, George Rayburn, Daisy Ruckman, M.C. Smith, Lucy Smith , Ethel Curry. (Courtesy of Pocahontas County Historical Society, ID: PHS000312)
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