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Simeon Edward Vickers and Bertha Smoot Vickers Collection
Ms2009-091


Descriptive Summary

Title:Simeon Edward Vickers and Bertha Smoot Vickers Collection
Span Dates: 1861-1957
ID No: Ms2009-091
Extent: 2 boxes (Ms2009-091)
Language: English
Repository: West Virginia State Archives, Charleston, WV
Abstract: Vickers family correspondence and papers, Lincoln County.

Genealogy:

Simeon Edward Vickers (18 June 1873-22 Nov 1955) married Bertha Pearl Smoot (4 Nov 1878 – 1960) April 1, 1896 in Lincoln County, WV. Simeon Edward Vickers was the son of Charles Lawrence Vickers (1846 – 1922?) and Mary Williams Stone Vickers (1846 – 1920s?). Bertha Pearl Smoot was the daughter of Emily Frances Stone and Gabriel Smoot.

Simeon Edward Vickers and Bertha Pearl Smoot Vickers raised their family on a farm on Peter Cave Fork, Horse Creek, near Alkol, West Virginia. Children of Simeon and Bertha who are mentioned in letters in the collection are:

1. Artia (Arteagia in the family Bible) Sherwood Vickers (25 Mach 1897 - 1980) . A. S. Vickers was a school teacher, World War I veteran who was educated at Ripley Normal School (1914), Mountain State Business College (1915-1917), and then the Univ of Michigan after the war. He made his career in Michigan as an entrepreneur, teacher and business promoter.

2. Flossie Reber Vickers Backus (2-26-1899 – 26 Feb 1946). She married Forrest Backus. She died February 1946 and is buried in St. Albans.

3. Raymond Whitfield Vickers (23-May-1901-8-May-1971), married Tiny Bell Hale July 5, 1922.

4. Van Vernon Vickers (10 July 1902 – 8 Dec 1986) married Crete Miller on 5 April 1930.

5. Pearl Ayrmen Vickers (16 May 1908 - ) married Gifford Egnor January 25, 1927.

6. Pansy Sybil Vickers (10 Nov 1910 - 21 Aug 2000) married Oscar Ernest Lusher on 1 June 1931.

7. Gabriel Edward Vickers (29 September 1913 – 20 December 1983). World War Two veteran of Africa and Italy invasions.

8. Millicent Ruth Vickers (14 December 1915 – 15 August 1989) married William Kidd.

9. Lillian Evangeline Vickers (22 Nov 1923 - ) married George Fox.

Administrative Information

Provenance: The Simeon Edward and Bertha Smoot Vickers Collection was given to the West Virginia State Archives by Anna L. Lusher Bailey
Transfers:
Preferred Citation: [item, collection number], Simeon Edward and Bertha Smoot Vickers Collection, West Virginia State Archives, Charleston, WV.


Contents List:

Box 1
Correspondence Received, Artia S. Vickers
  • Letter, Bertha Vickers to Artia Vickers, April 26, 1913
  • Letter, S. E. Vickers to Artia Vickers, May 15, 1913
  • Letter, W. W. Nelson to Artia Vickers, March 13, 1914
  • Letter, Reber Vickers to Artia Vickers, April 25, 1914
  • Letter, S. E. Vickers to Artia Vickers, April 28, 1914
  • Letter, Ray W. Vickers to Artia Vickers, April 28, 1914
  • Letter, Van Vickers to Artia Vickers, April 25, 1914
  • Letter, S. E. Vickers to Artia Vickers, March 25, 1915
  • Letter, S. E. Vickers to Artia Vickers, October 31, 1915
  • Letter, S. E. Vickers to Artia Vickers, December 10, 1915
  • Letter, S. S. Smoot to Artia Vickers, December 30, 1915
  • Letter, Roy Vickers to Artia Vickers, May 29, 1916
  • Letter, Bertha Vickers to Artia Vickers, June 25, 1916
  • Letter, Nora to Artia Vickers, July 10, 1916
  • Letter, Nora to Artia Vickers, September 1, 1916
  • Letter, Nora to Artia Vickers, September 4, 1916
  • Letter, S. E. Vickers to Artia Vickers, September 4, 1916
  • Letter, S. E. Vickers to Artia Vickers, October 31, 1916
  • Letter, Nora to Artia Vickers, November 21, 1916
  • Letter, Bertha to Children, February 1, 1917
  • Letter, Reber Vickers to Artia Vickers, April 11, 1917
  • Letter, Reber Vickers to Artia Vickers, May 8, 1919
  • Letter, Emily Hill to Artia Vickers, May 22, 1919
  • Letter, R. S. Anderson to Artia Vickers, June 1919
  • Letter, Bertha Vickers to Artia Vickers, June 12, 1919
  • Letter, Reber Vickers to Artia Vickers, June 12, 1919
  • Letter, Bertha Vickers to Artia Vickers, July 25, 1919
  • Letter, Pansy Vickers to Artia Vickers, n.d.
  • Letter, Bertha Vickers to Children, September
  • Letter, Bertha Vickers to Artia Vickers, n.d.
  • Letter, S. E. Vickers to Artia Vickers, n.d.
  • Letter, Bertha Vickers to Artia Vickers, n.d.
  • Letter, to Artia Vickers, n.d.

    Postcards Received, Artia S. Vickers

  • Postcard, Ellison to Artia Vickers, May 22, 1914
  • Postcard, Ellison to Artia Vickers, June 7, 1914
  • Postcard, F. A. Pritchard to Artia Vickers, April 8, 1916
  • Postcard, Lucy Newell Digman to Artia Vickers, November 3
  • Postcard, Troy Jarrell to Artia Vickers, January 23
  • Postcard, Robert to Artia Vickers, April 14
  • Postcard, Lora Jarrett to Artia Vickers, January 7, 1914
  • Postcard, Leonore to Artia Vickers, November 13, 1915
  • Postcard, Maude to Artia Vickers, July 29, 1915
  • Postcard, Reber Vickers to Artia Vickers
  • Postcard, Leonore to Artia Vickers, September 10, 1915
  • Postcard, to Artia Vickers, December 23, 1912
  • Postcard, Burk Bias to Artia Vickers, June 23, 1916
  • Postcard, Pearl Vickers to Artia Vickers
  • Postcard, O'Leta to Artia Vickers, June 1, 1915

    Correspondence Sent, Artia S. Vickers

  • Postcard, Artia Vickers to S. E. Vickers, February 27, 1918
  • Postcard, Artia Vickers to Bertha Vickers, February 15, 1916
  • Postcard, Artia Vickers to Bertha Vickers, n.d.
  • Postcard, Artia Vickers to Bertha Vickers, May 2, 1916
  • Postcard, Artia Vickers to Reber Vickers, n.d.
  • Postcard, Artia Vickers to Reber Vickers, March 13, 1917
  • Letter, Artia Vickers to Bertha Vickers, September 21, 1924
  • Letter, Artia Vickers to Bertha Vickers, May 30, 1917
  • Letter, Artia Vickers to S. E. Vickers, October 1, 1915
  • Letter, Artia Vickers to Bertha Vickers, September 9, 1918
  • Letter, Artia Vickers to Parents, October 23, 1915
  • Letter, Artia Vickers to Bertha Vickers, August 9, 1918
  • Letter, Artia Vickers to Bertha Vickers, September 7, 1917
  • Letter, Artia Vickers to Bertha Vickers and Sister, n.d.
  • Letter, Artia Vickers to Bertha Vickers, January 7, 1957

    Miscellaneous Writings, Artia S. Vickers
    Clipping, "Lewis Countain [sic] Has World Record For Lewis Machine Gun," on Artia Vickers, December 15, 1918
    Artwork, The Cosmic Key of Life Symbol, by A. S. Vickers
    Medical Report, Artia Vickers, University of Michigan, to S. E. Vickers, February 10, 1923
    Miscellaneous Correspondence
    Letterhead Paper and Envelope, Vickers Institute, Detroit, Michigan
    Cancelled Checks/Receipts, Artia S. Vickers, 1915 Correspondence, S. E. Vickers, March 1, 1916
    Correspondence, F. E. McNeely to S. E. Vickers, Improved Order of Red Men, April 14, 1922
    Correspondence, Delmar Vicker to Improved Order of Red Men, Camp Lee, Virginia, June 23, 1918
    Booklet, Improved Order of Red Men, 1911
    Booklet, Improved Order of Red Men, 1913
    By-Laws, Minnetonka Tribe No. 126, Improved Order of Red Men, Bulger, West Virginia
    Certificate of Representation, S. E. Vickers, Minnetonka Tribe No. 126, Improved Order of Red Men, May 1914
    Specifications, Building Committee, House, Improved Order of Red Men
    Receipts, Improved Order of Red Men, 1915-1918
    Cancelled Checks, Minnetonka Tribe #126, Oil Field National Bank, Griffithsville, 1912-1914
    Delegate Ribbon, Improved Order of Red Men, Charleston, 1914
    “Civil Government: The Facts Condensed,” by A. S. Lee, Ripley, 1911
    Elementary Teaching Certificate, Artie S. Vickers, August 20, 1914
    Certificate of Attendance, Artie S. Vickers, Boone County Teachers Institute, Madison, August 4, 1913
    Teachers Certificate Examination Results, Artie S. Vickers, 1913-1914
    Rules Governing Uniform Examinations, State of West Virginia, Department of Free Schools
    Uniform Examinations, State of West Virginia, Department of Free Schools, April 3, 1913
    Uniform Examinations, State of West Virginia, Department of Free Schools, April 4, 1913
    Uniform Examinations, State of West Virginia, Department of Free Schools, June 12, 1913
    Uniform Examinations, State of West Virginia, Department of Free Schools, June 13, 1913
    Uniform Examinations, State of West Virginia, Department of Free Schools, July 31, 1913
    Uniform Examinations, State of West Virginia, Department of Free Schools, August 1, 1913
    Uniform Examinations, State of West Virginia, Department of Free Schools, June 4, 1914
    Uniform Examinations, State of West Virginia, Department of Free Schools, June 5, 1914
    Uniform Examinations, State of West Virginia, Department of Free Schools, July 30, 1914
    Certificate, S. E. Vickers, Grannan Detective Bureau Company, November 9, 1901
    Miscellaneous, including mini-photograph, S. E. Vickers?
    Miscellaneous Writings
    Sale of Timber, S. E. Vickers, April 21, 1935
    Memoranda of Real Estate Redeemed, Lincoln County, S. E. Vickers, November 4, 1933
    Right of Way Agreement, S. E. Vickers and United Fuel Gas Company, April 29, 1926
    Deed, S. E. Vickers and Bertha Vickers, and C. Wilkerson, Trustee of Lincoln County, October 26, 1927
    Pay Envelope, Vickers, Peters Cave Coal Company
    Postcards, Non-West Virginia
    War Ration Book, Simeon E. Vickers
    Correspondence, S. E. Vickers, 1921-1943
    Receipts/Cancelled Checks/Notes, S. E. Vickers
    Tax Receipts, S. E. Vickers, Duval District, Lincoln County, 1913-1951
    Capitation Tax Receipts, S. E. Vickers, Duval District, Lincoln County, 1894-1940
    United States Department of Agriculture, S. E. Vickers, Lincoln County, 1933-1937 (includes envelope from Lincoln County Unemployment Relief Administration)
    United States Secretary of Agriculture, S. E. Vickers, Loan


    Box 2

    Cancelled Checks, Artia Vickers, Oil Field National Bank, Griffithsville, 1915
    Bank Book, A. S. Vickers, Second National Bank, Ashland, Kentucky
    Tax Receipts, Floyd Hill, Duval District, Lincoln County, 1880-1882
    Certificate of Promotion, Gabriel E. Vickers, Sixth Grade, Alkol, April 24, 1926
    Miscellaneous Receipts and Papers
    Tax Receipts, James C. Vickers, Duval District, Lincoln County, 1883-1889
    Tax Receipts, Parthenia Lawrence Vickers, Horse Creek, 1882-1890
    Receipt, County Court of Lincoln County, Mary Williams Vickers, 1930-1931
    Statement of Delinquent Taxes, Mary W. Vickers, Alkol, March 22, 1933
    Tax Receipts, Mary W. Vickers, Duval District, Lincoln County, 1887-1899
    Tax Receipts, Mary W. Vickers, Duval District, Lincoln County, 1900-1919
    Postcards, To Mary Vickers, 1911-1913
    Postcards

  • Postcard, to Reber Vickers, Atlanta, Georgia, April 17, 1917
  • Postcard, Mary Elizabeth Williams to Emily F. Hill, Chelyan, n.d.
  • Postcard, Zora Ryan to Emily Hill, n.d.
  • Postcard, Shirley to Ezra Vickers, Danville, 1911
  • Postcard, to Ezra Vickers, 1913
  • Postcard, Thomas Bryan to Pansy Vickers, St. Albans, January 30, 1926
  • Postcard, Mary to Pansy Vickers, Madison, n.d.
  • Postcard, Charleston

    Family History, including Civil War service of Vickers family
    By-Laws of Unity Grange No. 400, July 18, 1903
    Correspondence, Lanna M. Walker, unidentified
    Envelope, West Virginia Synodical School, Madison
    Death Notice, George Smoot, attorney and member of House of Delegates, Huntington
    Writings
    Miscellaneous
    Correspondence, Bertha Vickers, 1896-1956

  • Letter, Lula Smoot to Bertha Vickers, Barboursville, October 22, 1896
  • Letter, Reber Vickers to Bertha Vickers, Ashland, Kentucky, August 28, 1918
  • Letter, Emma Smoot to Bertha Vickers, Yawkey, March 12, 1916
  • Letter, Reber Vickers Backus to Bertha Vickers, St. Albans, May 20, no year
  • Letter, Reber Vickers to Bertha Vickers, Ashland, Kentucky, September 9, 1918
  • Letter, Reber Vickers to Bertha Vickers, Clothier, January 19, 1920
  • Letter, Reber Vickers Backus to Bertha Vickers, St. Albans, August 2, 1921
  • Letter, Envelope of hair, October 15, 1935
  • Letter, Envelope with rose worn on mother’s day, Bertha Vickers, sent from Ann Arbor, Michigan, n.d.
  • Letter, Van Vickers to Bertha Vickers, Hurricane, March 8, 1945
  • Letter, Shirley Vickers Ballard to Bertha Vickers, Huntington, July 8, 1956

    Greeting Cards, Bertha Vickers

  • Lula Williams to Bertha Vickers, Chelyan, November 11, 1951
  • Ruth to Bertha Vickers, Ethel, n.d.

    Postcards, Bertha Vickers, 1914-1929

  • Postcard, Thelma May to Bertha Vickers, n.d.
  • Postcard, Liss Ryan to Bertha Vickers, Dungriff, April 16, 1914
  • Postcard, Van Vickers to Bertha Vickers, Windsor, Ontario, March 22, 1920
  • Postcard, To Bertha Vickers, Alkol
  • Postcard, Zara to Bertha Vickers
  • Postcard, Leanora Myers to Bertha Vickers, Charleston, December 22, 1923
  • Postcard, Leanora Myers to Bertha Vickers, Huntington, November 22, 1915
  • Postcard, Thanksgiving
  • Postcard, To Shirley Vickers, Griffithsville, November 2
  • Postcard, Leanora Myers to Mrs. S. E. Vickers, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, April 22, 1929

    Receipts, Bertha Vickers, 1929-1947
    Tax Receipts, Bertha Vickers, 1952
    Summons for failure to pay note, Charles Vickers, Lincoln County Justice of the Peace, May 27, 1895
    Pledge Card, C. L. Vickers, pledge to “cut down the use of flour” to “co-operate with the government in winning the war,” World War I
    Postcards received, C. L. Vickers, 1913
    Tax Receipts, 1869-1899
    Tax Receipts, 1900-1921
    Receipts, 1871-1924
    “War Rhyme,” by C. L. Vickers, enlisted November 19, 1865 (veteran of 22nd Virginia Infantry)
    Promissory Notes, C. L. Vickers, 1861 (?) -1915
    Correspondence regarding notes, 1883-1903
    Correspondence, W. E. Mohler, Mohler Lumber Company, Lock Seven, to C. L. Vickers, regarding shipping timber, March 9, 1903


    Oversized

    Elementary School Diploma, Artie S. Vickers, June 10, 1913
    Panoramic Photographic, 81st Machine Gun Platoon, United States Marines, Quantico, Virginia, October 1917 (A. S. Vickers is 140)
    Poster, U. S. Marine Pictorial Service, Secretary of the Navy Edwin Denby as a Sergeant of Marines


    Manuscript Collections

    West Virginia Archives and History