Maston Clay McCORKLE

Male 1853 - 1932


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  • Name  Maston Clay McCORKLE 
    Born  3 Sep 1853  Near Alderson, Greenbrier County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened  30 Aug 1869  Alderson, Greenbrier County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  3 Mar 1932  Big Stone Gap, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Glen Coe Cemetery, Big Stone Gap, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • County birth records of Monroe County, West Virginia show that a Maston Clay McCorkle was born to a Samuel and Julia Kincaid McCorkle on 3 Sep 1853 recorded in Book 1, page #9. Reared at Alderman, Greenbrier County, West Virginia, where he received a practical education. While yet a youngster, he moved from Alderson, Greenbrier County, WV to Mercer County, West Virginia. Was a staunch Republican, and in his middle life had served one term of four years as deputy sheriff of Mercer County, WV (1894-1898). He was a faithful and loyal member of the Disciples of the Christ Church, and contributed liberally to the church and charity. He was also a member of the Masonic fraternity, being a Knight Templar and a member of the Kazim Temple, Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, of Roanoke, Va.

      In his early life he became connected with the timber and lumber manufacturing business in West Virginia, which business he followed his entire life. He moved to Virginia where his lumber manufacturing business operated extensively in the southwest Virginia counties. His products found a market over a wide range of the country. The McCorkle Lumber Company, Incorporated, of which he was president, was known far and wide, and its credit and standing were the very best. He first located the enterprise at Willowton, Mercer County, WV; then at Ada, WV. From there he moved to Pounding Mill, Tazewell County, VA, and on to Wise County, VA, about the year 1898, where he operated a sawmill at Blue Springs in Powell's Valley over a period of four or five years. During this time his family resided in the town of Big Stone Gap, VA. About 1903, he moved from Big Stone Gap to Duffield, Scott County, VA, to manufacture a tract of timber. After leaving there, he opened his business in various areas, at which place he and his family resided. They lived in Johnson City, TN; Big Stone Gap; Richlands, Tazewell County; Black Wolfe, WV; and from there to Glen Lyn, VA. The family moved back to Big Stone Gap, and from there to Nora in Dickenson County, TN; Johnson City; Macey Springs, VA; and Swords Creek, VA. The company purchased a tract of timber from the Virginia Coal and Iron Company near Stonega, VA, and in 1931 the family moved back to Big Stone Gap. The Empire Coal Land Corporation was developed in Richlands by General Rufus A. Ayers and his associates about the year 1905 - during this time, Maston was interested in both coal mining and lumber manufacturing.

      Maston Clay McCorkle died in Big Stone Gap, VA, on 3 Mar 1932. After his death, the business of the corporation continued to operate under the management of his three sons: Lawrence Hunter, Samuel Blaine, and Merton Raymond. The company owned a large band saw mill at Stonega, where it manufactured a vast timber tract owned by the Virginia Coal and Iron Company on the Guest and Powell Rivers. The logs were shipped by rail to their band saw mill at Stonega. They also operated their own railroad, maintaining their own locomotives and other railroad equipment.
      After entering the lumber business, he became prosperous, and at his death had accumulated a good living and was considered well to do. He was a man of sterling qualities, sociable and congenial in manner, and enjoyed the friendship and confidence of his many friends.

      Estate Of M. C. McCorkle Deceased
      Condition As Of November 30th, 1941
      Assets:
      Interest In McCorkle Lumber Co. (36.2%) $65,160.00
      Due From McCorkle Lumber Co. On Open Account 7,233.49
      Cash In Bank 3,474.00

      Notes Receivable:
      M. R. McCorkle $2,035.00
      C. R. McCorkle 1,500.00
      Mrs. R. B. Dunn 1,918.00
      S. B. McCorkle 200.00 5,653.00
      Due From L. H. McCorkle For Stock 7,600.00
      Due From S. B. McCorkle For Stock 7,600.00

      Total Assets $96,720.49

      Liabilities
      Due Rhoda Jane McCorkle On Note 6,465.36
      Income Taxes For 1941, Estimated
      Federal 9,629.60
      State 845.00 10,474.60
      Reserved For The Cost Of Monument For Cemetery Lot, 500.00
      Total Liabilities 17,469.96
      Net Value $79,250.53
      Distribution
      To Rhoda Jane (9/27 Ths) $26,416.84
      To Merton R. (2/27 Ths) 5,870.41
      To Claiborne Ross (2/27 Ths) 5,870.41
      To Effie Lee (2/27 Ths) 5,870.41
      To Hunter's Estate (3/27 Ths) 8,805.61
      To Samuel Blaine (3/27 Ths) 8,805.61
      To Jessie Lane (3/27 Ths) 8,805.62
      To Julia Clara (3/27 Ths) 8,805.61 $79,250.53

      Individual Accounts Of Heirs And Partners 30 Nov 1941
      Based On Estimated Partnership Capital Of $180,000.00
      Credit Debit Net
      Rhoda Jane
      Interest In Estate $26,416.
      Notes Due From Estate 6,495.
      Due Co. On Account 11,461.
      Proportion Of Effie Def. 1,089. $20,361

      Merton Raymond
      Interest In Estate $5,870.
      Interest In Partnership 70,920.
      Due Co. On Account 8,359
      Proportion Of Effie Def. 363
      Due Estate By Note 2,035 66,032.

      Claiborne Ross
      Interest In Estate $5,870
      Notes Due From Estate 250
      Due Co. On Account 1,500
      Proportion Of Effie Def. 363 4,257
      Effie Lee
      Interest In Estate 5,870
      Due Company 9,138 (3,268.)

      Hunter's Estate
      Interest In Estate $8,805
      Interest In Company 21,960
      Due Co. On Account 7,378
      Proportion Of Effie Def. 363
      Due Estate By Note 7,600 15,424.

      Samuel Blaine
      Interest In Estate $8,805
      Interest In Company 21,960
      Due Co. On Account 1,428
      Proportion Of Effie Def. 363
      Due Estate By Note 7,800 21,163

      Jessie Lane
      Interest In Estate $8,805
      Proportion Of Effie Def. 363
      Due Estate By Note 1,918 5,977

      Julia Clara
      Interest In Estate $8,805
      Proportion Of Effie Def. 363
      Due Company On Account 2,994 5,448.
      Reported to be either a first or second cousin to William Alexander MacCorkle ninth governor of West Virginia, 1893-1897.
      Clara Childers, his daughter, said that she thinks that he was a sheriff in Glen Lynn, VA In 1880 or 1890. She also said that at one time he left the lumber business and went into the coal business in Richlands with a Mr. Williams, with whom he formed a bank in Richlands of which he was president. Reported to have lost a lot of money in the coal venture.
      In 1908 Maston Clay and Rhoda McCorkle, along with George Gillespie & wife and J. W. Harman & wife, donated the land in Richlands, Virginia to build the Richlands Christan Church.

      Maston Clay McCorkle with his grandchildren
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      The Boarding House at Swords Creek, Virginia
      From The Big Stone Gap Post:
      -November 21, 1895; M. C. McCorkle Moved His Family To Duffield On Last Friday Where They Will Reside While Mr. McCorkle Is Engaged In The Lumber Business At That Place.
      Clinch Valley News:
      -March 21, 1898; Mr. M. C. McCorkle, Of Tazewell, And Nephew, Mr. Lake Ellis, Were Guests Of W. B. Steele On Monday On Their Way To Big Stone Gap.
      -September 16, 1897 (First Mention Of The McCorkle Name); M. C. McCorkle, Of Pounding Mill, Va.(Tazewell County), And Mr. Mann, Of Bluefield, Are In The Gap This Week On Business.
      The Big Stone Gap Post:
      -October 28, 1897; At Work, Mr. M. C. McCorkle Who Purchased The Timber On Preston Tract In The Valley Above The Furnace From The Appalachian Land Company Has Already Started One Of His Mills. He Will Build Ten Or Twelve Tenement Houses For His Mill Men And Will Also Erect A Commissary, Where He Will Keep A Full Supply Of Provisions For His Men.
      -November 25, 1897; M. C. McCorkle Is Getting Along Quite Well With His Saw Mill Up In The Valley. He Is Employing Some 35-40 Men.
      -April 27, 1899; M. C. McCorkle, A Popular Lumberman Of This Place, Left Saturday Morning For Tazewell County, On A Visit To His Family.
      -June 8, 1899; M. C. McCorkle, The Popular Saw Mill Man Of This Place, Returned Last Friday Night From A Visit To His Family At Tazewell.
      -July 12, 1900; M. C. McCorkle While On His Return Trip Home From Nashville Last Week Lost A Pocketbook Containing $35 Between Corbin And This Place.
      -September 6, 1900; M. C. McCorkle Returned Last Week From A Visit To His Family
      The Big Stone Gap Post, September 13, 1900; Moved To Big Stone Gap, M. C. McCorkle And Sons, One Of The Most Prominent Lumber Firms In SouthWest Virginia, And Who Have Heretofore Had Their Office At East Stone Gap, Have Moved The Same To This Place And Are Occupying The Office In The Ayres Building, Formerly Used By Jos. L. Kelly, Attorney.
      -October 11, 1900 Messrs. M. C. McCorkle And Sons, Prorminent Lumber Dealers Of This Place, Recently Purchased A Fine Tract Of Lumber Near Nashville, Tenn., And Will, About The First Of The Year, Commence To Cut The Same. We Are Glad To Know They Will Still Keep Their Main Office Business In This Section. And Will Continue In The Lumber Messrs. McCorkle And Sons Are Progressive Business Men And We Wish Them Success. (This Deal Was In The Works Back In July.)
      -October 18, 1900; M. C. McCorkle, The Lumber Man, Left Saturday Morning For Tazewell County.
      -November 15, 1900; M. C. McCorkle's Family Arrived In The Gap From Tazewell Saturday Night. They Will Go To Housekeeping In The Hardin Property Near The Southern Methodist Church.
      -November 8, 1900; M. C. McCorkle Expects His Family Here From Tazewell This Week. They Will Be Occupying The Hardin Property Near The Southern Methodist Church.
      -December 13, 1900; M. C. McCorkle Spent A Few Days In Tazewell Last Week. Clinch Valley News, January 10, 1901; M. C. McCorkle, The Prominent And Popular Lumberman Of This Place, Returned From A Business Trip To New York. Mr. McCorkle Will Move His Family To Big Stone Gap.
      -July 4, 1901; M. C. McCorkle And Sons Have Purchased From R. L. Brown Lumber Company The 7,000 Acre Tract Of Timber On Stone Mountain Which The Brown Lumber Company Purchased From McCorkle And Sons About Five Months Ago.
      The Big Stone Gap Post, January 31, 1901; R. L. Brown Purchases From McCorkle And Sons Two Saw Mills And A Large Boundary Of Timber. A Large Deal, Involving $18,000 Was Closed On Saturday, When R. L. Brown, The Well Known And Popular Contractor And Builder And Wholesale And Retail Lumber Dealer, Of This Place Purchased From M. C. McCorkle And Sons, Also Of This Place, Two Large Saw Mills And All Appurtenances Belonging To This Mill Of Every Description, 25 Head Of Horses, Together With The Timber On 7,000 Acres Of Land Lying On Stone Mountain Near This Place, Which Messrs McCorkle & Sons Recently Purchased from The Virginia Coal And Iron Company.
      The Mills Are Located One At Appalachia And The Other In The Valley Above Town. It Takes About 50 Men To Operate And Supply Them With Logs. Mr. Brown Has Already Taken Charge Of The Mills And Will Operate Them Regularly. These Two Mills, Run To Their Fullest
      Capacity, Will Cut About 30,000 Feet Of Lumber Per Day. It Is Believed That There Is Between 8 And 10 Million Feet Of Lumber On The Above Tract, Which Will Take Between Two And Three Years To Cut. The Principle Timber On The Tract Is Poplar, Oak And Hemlock. Mr. J. A. Taylor Has Accepted A Position With Mr. Brown As Manager Of The Mills.
      Messrs. McCorkle And Sons Will Continue To Keep An Office In Big Stone Gap For Awhile At Least. They Expect To, This Spring, Commence Cutting Timber On A Large Tract Of Land Near Nashville, Tenn., Which They Recently Purchased. It Is Said That This Tennessee Boundary Contains Some of the finest timber in the South.
      - April 11, 1901; We are sorry to learn that M. C. McCorkle and Sons will soon move to Tennessee. They are excellent citizens and we hate to lose them. They have purchased a large boundary of timber Tennessee. They are excellent citizens and we hate to lose them. They have purchased a large boundary of timber near Nashville and are going to work it.
      - June 20, 1901; Major [We have an Admiral!] M. C. McCorkle was on the street Friday for the first time since his recent illness. He has recovered entirely, and has only lost one pound since he was weighed before his illness. (He had the smallpox - Little Effie Lee tells all later.)
      -July 18, 1901; M. C. McCorkle and Sons will move their office from this place to Appalachia soon where they are operating a large saw mill there.
      Clinch Valley News:
      -July 18, 1901; Tug River Lumber Company Buys Large Tract of Timber, A deal was consummated last Saturday in which the Tug River Lumber Company, of Bluefield, W. Va., purchased the timber on the 7,000 acre tract of land on Stone Mountain owned by Messrs. M. C. McCorkle and Sons. This is the same tract of land McCorkle & Sons sold to the R. L. Brown Lumber Co. about six months ago, and purchased by said lumber company a few weeks ago. The Tug River Lumber Co. is a strong company and is doing an extensive lumber business in West Virginia with headquarters in Bluefield. They have already taken charge of their newly purchased business at this place. The Tug River Lumber Company is composed of Messrs. L. L. Ritter, of Charleston, W. Va., M. N. Oflutt [or Offutt], and B. B. Burnes, of Bluefield, W. Va., all men of experience and ability.
      The Big Stone Gap Post:
      -January 7, 1902; M. C. McCorkle spent the holidays in Tazewell County.
      Clinch Valley News:
      -March 13, 1902; Bought Tract of Timber. M. C. McCorkle & Sons have purchased 4,000 acres of fine timber land near Duffield from the Mineral Development Co., and will , within the next 60 days, have two large saw mills in operation. The timber consists, primary, of poplar and oak. It will take about three years to cut the timber on this tract. Mr. McCorkle will probably move his family to Duffield in order to be near his work Will Ed. Peery has rented the residence of M. C. McCorkle and will move into it next week. Mr. McCorkle will move his family to Big Stone Gap.
      - March 20, 1902 New Company The Virginia Hardwood Lumber Company. A new lumber company has been organized at this place, known as the Virginia Hardwood Lumber Company, and a charter for the same has been granted by the Circuit Court of Wise County. This company will at once commence operation on the large boundary of timber recently purchased from Mineral Development Company, near Duffield, by M. C. McCorkle. The Offices and directors are composed of members of the Tug River Lumber Company and M. C. McCorkle and Sons, and are as follows: President, M. C. McCorkle; vice president, B. B. Burnes; secretary, C. R. McCorkle; treasurer, M. N. Offutt. Directors: M. C. McCorkle, R. L. Ellis, B. B. Burnes, M. N. Offutt and H. DeWitt Howard
      -March 27, 1902; M. C. McCorkle, the popular lumber man, went to Duffield Tuesday morning.
      -May 29, 1902; M. C. McCorkle, of Duffield, was in town Sunday.
      - June 12, 1902; M. C. McCorkle & Sons have sold their interest in the Virginia Hardwood Lumber Company, at Duffield, to the Tug River Lumber Company. Mr. McCorkle will probably move his family back to Big Stone Gap.
      -September 25, 1902; M. C. McCorkle moved his family to Duffield on last Friday where they will reside while Mr. McCorkle is engaged in the lumber business at that place.
      -December 18, 1902; M. C. McCorkle was over from Duffield Saturday. He expects to move his family to Johnson City in a short time.
      -June 11, 1903; M. C. McCorkle and son, M. R. McCorkle, of Johnson City, Tenn., spent last Tuesday night in town en route home from a trip to Tazewell.
      June 11, 1903; Mr. M. C. McCorkle, of Johnson City, has been in town several days looking around with a view of locating here.
      Tazewell News:
      -June 11, 1903; Mr. McCorkle was once a citizen of Tazewell, and it is hoped that he will decide to cast his lot with us once more.
      -July 2, 1903; M. C. and M. R. McCorkle, of Johnson City, spent a few days in town this past week.
      The Big Stone Gap Post:
      -July 2, 1903; M. C. McCorkle & Sons have sold their saw mill and lumber business to the Tug River Lumber Company, from whom they purchased it some time
      ago. The Tug River Lumber Company people having bought a large tract of timber near East Stone Gap, will move their saw mill operation there as soon as they get through with the timber they are cutting now.
      -July 16, 1903 Gate City Herald, April 28, 1904; M. C. McCorkle and family have located in the Holston Springs section for the Gate City Herald,
      -August 20, 1903; M. C. McCorkle and son, M. R., of Holston Springs, spent Sunday night in town, en-route to Richlands where they have interests in coal lands.
      - October 8, 1903; M. C. McCorkle and family and M. R. McCorkle and family, who have been spending the summer at Holston Springs in Scott County, were in town last week, en route to Tazewell, where they will reside in the future.
      -January 28, 1904, M. C. McCorkle, of Tazewell, spent a few days in town this week on business. Mr. McCorkle is interested in the new development of coal property in Richlands.
      -January 28, 1904; M. C. McCorkle, of Tazewell, spent a few days in town this week on business. Mr. McCorkle is interested in the new development of coal property in Richlands.
      - February 18, 1904; Messrs. M. C. McCorkle and J. L. Ellis, have bought the Tug River Lumber Company, their saw mill at this place, and will continuing the work of cutting the timber on the Payne tract, which the Tug River Lumber Company people commenced last fall. It will take several months yet to complete the cutting of this timber. C. R. McCorkle, son of M. C. McCorkle, will be in charge of this work.
      -February 25, 1904; M. C. McCorkle, of Tazewell, is in town this week.
      -Gate City Herald:
      -April 28, 1904; M. C. McCorkle, of Richlands, was in town a few days last
      -March 10, 1904; R. L. Ellis has sold his interest in the saw mill and lumber business of McCorkle & Ellis, at this place, and in the future, the business will be conducted under the firm name of M. C. McCorkle
      -February 18, 1904 C. R. McCorkle, son of M. C. McCorkle, will have charge of the work.
      -February 18, 1904 Messrs. M. C. McCorkle and J. L. Ellis have bought the Tug River Lumber Company, their sawmill at this place will continue the work of cutting the timber on the Payne tract.
      -April 28, 1904; M. C. McCorkle and family have located in the Holston Springs section for the summer. Mr. McCorkle is an extensive dealer in lumber. He became a subscriber.
      -April 28, 1904, M. C. McCorkle and son have sold their sawmill and lumber business to the Tug River Lumber Company, from whom they purchased it some time ago.
      Tazewell News:
      -May 9, 1904 M. C. McCorkle has moved to Richlands, and W. E. Peery has taken possession of the property vacated which he purchased some time ago, and L. R. Laird will move into the property,
      & Sons.
      -June 30, 1904; M. C. McCorkle, who is prominently connected with the coal developments at Richlands, was in town on business last Thursday.
      -August 24, 1905; M. C. McCorkle is shaking hands with his many friends here this week.
      September 28, 1905; Mr. M. C. McCorkle, of Tazewell, is in town this week.
      The Big Stone Gap Post:
      -October 5, 1905; M. C. McCorkle, of Richlands, spent a few days visiting his niece, Mrs. D. H. Ramsey [sister to Charles, M., R. L., and J. L. Ellis], at this place last week.
      -October 12, 1905; M. C. McCorkle, of Richlands was in the Gap Monday.
      - February 15, 1906; M. C. McCorkle and M. R. McCorkle of Richlands, and R. M. Sparks, of Pounding Mill, attended the funeral of Mr. Charles Ellis, who was killed near Horton's Summit Friday night, which took place here Sunday afternoon.
      -April 5, 1906; M. C. McCorkle, of Richlands, spent a few days in town the past week on business.
      -November 7, 1906; M. C. McCorkle, of Richlands, who is connected with the coal developments in that section, was in town last Friday on business.
      -January 16, 1907; Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Ellis and Mr. G. N. Johnson, bookkeeper for the Tug River Lumber Company, spent Sunday in town, the guests of Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Ramsey.
      -July 5, 1911; M. C. McCorkle and M. R. McCorkle, of Richlands, were in town several days last week.
      The Big Stone Gap Post:
      -September 6, 1911; M. C. McCorkle & Sons, of Richlands, have purchased from the Virginia Coal & Iron Company the timber on several thousand acres of land on Looney Creek and are making preparations to put in a large saw mill to cut the same. They will move their families to the Gap and make this place their headquarters while doing this work.
      The Big Stone Gap Post, September 18, 1912; J. S. Johnson, of this place, and M. C. McCorkle & Sons, of this place, have purchased a large boundary of timber at Dione, Harlan County, Kentucky, and Mr. Johnson is now moving his large saw mill from Olinger to that place to cut this timber for market. On the tract is about ten million feet, which will take between two and three years to market.
      -September 25, 1912; M. C. McCorkle, who has been spending a few weeks at Craig Healing Springs in Craig County, returned home last week.
      -October 2, 1912; M. C. McCorkle and family have moved into the Slemp property on Poplar Hill.
      -January 1, 1913; M. C. McCorkle & Son have moved their offices from the Goodloe building into the Intermont building.
      -1 February 19, 1913; M. C. McCorkle & Son, of this place, who are extensive manufacturers of lumber both in Virginia and Kentucky, and who are making preparation to put a saw mill at Wring to cut a large boundary of timber recently purchased from Frank Kincaid, received five carloads of machinery last week for this purpose. They have also a siding put in and will be ready to commence work within thirty days.
      -April 2, 1913 M. C. McCorkle, of Big Stone Gap, VA., was in our city Tuesday
      - May 7, 1913; M. C. McCorkle & Son, of this place, have sold their lease on about 1,000 acres of timber at Dione, Kentucky, to Hoskins and Whaley, of Bristol. The sale also includes the large saw mill and appurtenances they installed at that place to manufacture this timber into lumber.
      -October 28, 1914; Mr. and Mrs. M. C. McCorkle left last week for Maryland where they will spend a few days looking over some property Mr. McCorkle contemplates buying
      -March 24, 1915; M. C. McCorkle and son, Hunter, returned home Saturday after a week's visit at Richlands.
      -August 11., 1915; M. C. McCorkle, who has been quite sick for the past week, is slightly improving.
      -Tazewell News:
      -August 25, 1915; M. C. McCorkle, of Big Stone Gap, has been in town this week trying to buy a lot on which to build a house with the intention of moving his family back to Tazewell. It is the sincere wish of all who know the McCorkles that they will succeed in finding a suitable location. It is reported he is considering the purchase of land in East Tazewell.
      The Big Stone Gap Post:
      -October 6, 1915; Blaine McCorkle was down from Dante Saturday mingling with friends. He is employed as bookkeeper for his father, M. C. McCorkle, who has a saw mill in operation near Dante. C. R. McCorkle, the newly elected Commonwealth's Attorney for Wise County, was in town Friday on business. Mr. McCorkle has moved his office from Appalachia to Wise.
      -October 25, 1916; Mr. and Mrs. M. C. McCorkle and daughter, Miss Jess, returned to the Big Stone Gap last Thursday from Richlands and are at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. R. McCorkle.
      -June 14, 1916; Mrs. M. C. McCorkle and daughter, Miss Clara, left Saturday for Richlands and Bluefield where they will visit relatives for a few days.
      -August 30, 1916; Mr. and Mrs. M. C. McCorkle left Thursday morning for Mercer's Springs, where they will spend several days.
      -August 30, 1916; M. C. McCorkle returned Saturday from a business trip to Bluefield and Princeton, W. Va.
      -September 20, 1916; Mr. and Mrs. M. C. McCorkle who has been living in the Slemp residence on Poplar Hill will leave this week for Richlands where they will spend some time.
      - January 3, 1917; M. C. McCorkle & Son have recently organized the McCorkle Lumber Company and chartered it under the laws of Virginia. The officers of the company are: M. C. McCorkle, president and treasurer; W. E. Douglas, vice-president; M. R. McCorkle, general manager and secretary. This company has purchased six thousand acres of timber land in Dickenson County and will install at once a large band mill to cut the timber on the large boundary which will take several years.
      -February 14, 1917; M. C. McCorkle left Sunday morning for Saratoga, N. Y. where he will spend several days purchasing equipment for a band saw to be installed in Dickenson County.
      -October 5, 1921; M. C. McCorkle, a prominent lumberman of Nora, Va., spent last Thursday night in the Gap.
      - August 15, 1990 Centennial Supplement In 1929, the McCorkle Lumber Co. acquired a contract to cut timber from the Virginia Iron and Coal Company's land. This boundary of the timber was located on Callahan Creek above Stonega. The firm moved its band mill from Russell County and erected it at Stonega.
      There were two unusual stipulations in this contract. One stated that there were to be no houses of ill repute on this property and the other stated that no person could make or sell liquor.
      In 1940, the McCorkle firm sold its band mill and moved to Pike County, KY. At this time all the easily accessible Virgin timber in Wise County had been removed, ending an era that had begun ap-proximately half a century earlier.
      From The Big Post Centennial Supplement, Wednesday August 15, 1990 Page 11
      In 1897, M. C. McCorkle Purchased 2,000 Acres Of Timberland In Powell Valley From The South Appalachian Land Company. This Timber Located On The Preston Track Was Estimated To Contain Several Million Feet Of Oak And Poplar. Mr. McCorkle Erected A Sawmill Here And Big Stone Gap Post Wednesday April 12, 1916, Under Business Men M. C. McCorkle & Sons This Firm, Which Operates A Large Saw Mill Near Dante Has Their Headquarters At Big Stone Gap, And Both Members Of The Firm Reside Here (Maston Clay And Merton Raymond McCorkle). They Are Among The Largest Lumber Manufactures In SouthWest Virginia.
    Person ID  I4788  Mosby Childers
    Last Modified  9 Dec 2001 

    Father  Samuel McCORKLE,   b. 11 Jun 1814, Greenbrier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1856, Monroe County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Julia KINCAID,   b. 7 Aug 1814, Greenbrier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1887, Mercer County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  29 Aug 1833  Greenbrier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F2065  Group Sheet

    Family  Rhoda Jane CANNADAY,   b. 19 Jun 1859, Glen Lyn, Virginia Or Willowston, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1952, Miami, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  17 Jul 1878  Mercer County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Merton Raymond McCORKLE,   b. 2 May 1880, Alderson, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1968, Johnson City, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Claiborne Ross McCORKLE,   b. 27 Dec 1882, Willowston, Mercer County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1977, West LaFayette, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Gracie McCORKLE,   b. 19 Jun 1884,   d. 7 Feb 1885, Giles County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Annie McCORKLE,   b. 2 May 1886, Giles County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1886, Giles County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Effie Lee McCORKLE,   b. 22 Sep 1887, Willowston, Mercer County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1990, Johnson City, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Lawrence Hunter McCORKLE,   b. 16 Aug 1892,   d. 1940, Big Stone Gap, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    >7. Samuel Blaine McCORKLE,   b. 19 Apr 1893,   d. 26 Aug 1972, Fort Pierce, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Jessie Lane McCORKLE,   b. 27 Feb 1896, Ada, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1955, Washington, DC Find all individuals with events at this location
    >9. Julia Clara McCORKLE,   b. 19 Mar 1899, Tazewell, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1997, Berlin, Worcester County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F2086  Group Sheet