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A Member

February 24, 2014
dsp Times Leader

A MEMBER of one of Barnesville's early families was Nettie Taneyhill, who lived from 1865 to 1959. Her father was attorney Richard H. Taneyhill, who also was an early historian and wrote "The Leatherwood God." William Dean Howells obtained the title and facts from Taneyhill's writings. Nettie, known for her oil paintings, was one of the first women members of the International Typographical Union. She lived in three different houses on Leatherwood Road. The first Taneyhill home in Barnesville was located on the property, where the residence of Eugene "Doc" House holder, who heads the Belmont County Tourism Council, is located."

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