We've gone through three volumes of West Virginia biographies and extracted over 125 of them to make this newly printed 8 1/2" x 11" booklet. The biographies are for persons living outside of the City of Charleston, but within Kanawha County, West Virginia, during or prior to 1928. With 85 pages of newsprint-size type, it's obvious they're full of detailed info -- ancestors, occupations, business enterprises, education, military service, siblings, spouse, children, honors, etc. The biographies were taken from West Virginia in History, Life, Literature and Industry by Morris Purdy Shawkey, published in 1928. The booklet is printed on 60# opaque paper with the front cover protected with a vinyl sheet. A similar booklet is available with biographies of Charleston residents, while a History of Kanawha County, compiled from 8 books, can be found in a third booklet. The Biographies in this booklet include: CABIN CREEK JUNCTION James R. Palmer, Walter A. Gilman, Oliver Bernard Wendeln CEDAR GROVE Roger W. Thompkins, James B. Kennedy, James Harvey Maloney, John A. Quick, Thomas E. Wright, John E. Hartman CHELYAN Andrew Slack, James W. Calvert, Grant G. Ferrell CLENDENIN John A. Young, Omer Given, Fleary L. Pack, John D. Kennedy, French C. Davis, Roy Ray, George F. Adams, William Burdette Crawford, Clyde Lee West, Clark C. Perkins, James A. Osborne, Stanton Jarrett, Luther V. Koontz, Phillip W. Snyder, Erra E. Osborne, Charles Everett Shafer, Samuel E. Young, William M. Summers, David Homer Stephenson, Charles E. Osborne, Robert C. Andrews, George M. Summers, Clyde Alexander Harper, John Beddow, Holly M. Shafer DUNBAR George M. Robinson, Clarence L. Hundley, Riley L. Kelbaugh, James A. Shaver, Maury Anderson, Gilbert P. Amick EAST BANK Charles F. McConihay, Charles I. Morris, Robin Morris Hudnall, Tipton L. Pryor, Andrew Blair Nelson ELKVIEW William H. Vickers, Louis D. Reynolds, William F. Walker ESKDALE Charles C. Morgan, Charles Thomas Whiteside, John H. Allen, Calil Shibley, Edward G. Foster, Lowell L. Fitzwater HANDLEY D. Ray Withrow, Herbert E. Snyder, Delmont C. Morrison KANAWHA CITY/OWENS Alfred W. Olvey, Daniel N. Barber, Percy C. Buckley, Carl L. Hayhurst, Thomas J. Garrett, Henry S. Hall MALDEN Charles Cameron Dickinson, William H. Goodwin, Nelson B. Oakes, Arthur W. DeBell, Eugene H. Hall, Hunter L. Matics, Wilber S. Norton SAINT ALBANS Claude L. Smith, William Ash McCreery, James B. Rich, John M. Burgess, Joseph S. Barker, Owen G. Stutler, Orbit J. Bartlett, James Shef Moore, Frederick C. McClure, Z. Harry Trowbridge, Dennis B. Taylor, James Moody McCormick, Guy M. Markham, William L. Bowling, Ward Harshbarger SOUTH CHARLESTON James Alonzo Smith, Earl A. McMillan, Donald McIntyre, Christopher C. Withrow, Richard O. O'Dell, Charles B. Halstead, Earl L. Grose, Charles J. Schmidt, Joseph M. Schwender WARD Fred Hall, Ben W. Wakeman, John Quincy Hall, Henry L. Schweinsberg. Acme: Ivab H. Ely Belle: William E. Callahan -- Robert Presley Romesburg Blue Creek: John Henry Copenhaver Coal Fork: William A. Staton Coalburg: Samuel B. Souleyret Dana: Jesse C. Plant -- Robert E. Parks Diamond: Leslie H. Davis Frame: William Henry Canterbury - Daniel Webster Hunt Kanawha City: Alfred W. Olvey - Daniel N. Barber Kayford: G.P. Fisher Leewood: Darrell M. McKown - Charles E. Stinnette Montgomery: Vernon C. Champe Pinch: Charles Burge Pratt: Joseph A. Wood - Oscar Alphonso Veazey Rhonda: Orville H. Williams Quincy: Byrne W. Dyer -- Holly R. Young Stone Branch: Tim G. Hall Jr. Sharon: Hugh D. McPherson.