Holiday Greetings from the Gott

We Give Thanks

Thank you to all those who submitted feedback after our November newspage dedicated to Northern Fauquier Veterans.  We are curating an updated list of Fauquier Veterans, and expanded to include veterans of the entire Count, that will be published in the early Spring of the new year.  We also plan to add this list to our web site and Facebook page.  Once again, if you know of any Fauquier Veterans who were not mentioned in the November newspage, please help us update our list by contacting the Gott Library with your additions.

A special Thank You to Mr. and Mrs. Thorpe of Warrenton, who graciously hosted the Gott Library Board of Directors for a guided tour of their extraordinary historical home, which was recently featured in the December issue of Early American Life magazine.  A newspage dedicated to their work and collection is planned for the new year.

Seasons Greetings

The crisp air and smell of chimney smoke signals the start of the holidays here in Fauquier.  Main streets all over the county are decked in red and green boughs and candles glimmer in window panes.  Here in Marshall, we are preparing for our annual holiday parade to be held the morning of December 5th on Main Street.


Marshall Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 5th, at 11:00am on Main Street

Dress warmly and bring the whole family to Main Street, Marshall,

to enjoy this traditional, small-town Holiday celebration. 

For more information on the parade, please call (540) 364-2047


 You are invited to an

Open House

at the Gott Library on December 5th

following the Main Street Holiday Parade.


Scenes of the Season

Beatty Brothers sleigh ride - Copy

Beatty Brothers Garage, sleigh ride (in rear of garage)

  snow scene marshall jan 7 1916

A snowy Main Street, January 7, 1916

klipstein house in west end marshall jan 8 1892

Klipstein House in West End, Marshall

Jan. 8, 1892

The above photo taken by James H. Klipstein on a snowy Main Street.  In the distance, on the right, is

the Methodist Parsonage and the gables of the Russell-Rose Home

klipstein house east from keyser building 1916 - Copy

Klipstein House, East from Keyser Building, 1916

Some may recognize this as the later site of Nick’s Glascock Grocery.


The Fauquier Heritage and Preservation Foundation Salutes our Fauquier County Veterans

Veterans Day 

Veterans Day began as a recognition of those who died in World War I.  The cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I was signed on the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918.  To honor our veterans of that war, on May 13, 1938, Congress made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday – a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as “Armistice Day.”   In 1954, after World War II had required the greatest mobilization of soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen in the nation’s history; and after Korea War, Congress amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word “Armistice” and inserting in its place the word “Veterans.”  Thus, today, Veterans Day honors American veterans of all wars (Memorial Day salutes those who died in combat).  Below is a list of WWII veterans who lived in northern Fauquier County.

Those killed in action are listed in bold.  We welcome photographs of these veterans, and any additions or corrections to our list.  We salute all Fauquier residents who served in wartime throughout America’s history and hope to compile lists of those veterans.

Henry E. Rankin

Robert L. Canard

Arthur W. Fishback

Gordon L. Staples

Curtis M. Payne

Lloyd A. Hughes

Albert C. Payne

Alice M. Bennett

Richard A. McCarthy

Howard A. Glascock

William W. Elgin

Norman L. Moore

Harvey Pearson

Elmer E. Clemmer

Wallace Glascock

Charles D. Edwards

Edward Glascock

Thurston K. Cubbage

Roger Pearson

Raymond G. Canard

Georges Hawkes

Roger I. Russell

Richard Hall

Warren Lee

Paul E. Queen

Warren Glascock

Anderson G. Moffett

Archie Woodward

Philip “Poodle” Yowell

Henry Ball

Claude S. Sisk

Presley C. Ashby

Forrest N. Moffett

Estel H. Ashby

Elias E. Creel

James E. Poe

Archie J. Butler

John C. Butler

Elmer L. Allison

Bernie S. Walters

Nimrod Olinger

Abner Adams

Harry L. Smith

John C. Jones

Alfred R. Falls

  1. Harfield Brown

Luther Pearson

Chester A. Hall

James N. Fudd

Royal Swann

Lee N. Allison

Melvin Corum

Thomas S. Bishop

Marvin M. Creel

Frankie Woodward

Monroe Muse

Vernon I. Payne

Daniel R. Fishback

Harry V. Tinsley

Vincent Grigsby

Elijah Griffith

Green B. Bohn

William D. Turner

William H. Herbert

Cleveland L. Ramey

Wilbur W. Milton

Frank S. Vickers

Foster R. Carter

John W. Strother

Morris A. Hitt

Carroll L. Payne

Douglas F. Monger

Curtis M. Payne

James N. Soaper

Alfred W. Glascock

Lee W. Glascock

Vernon C. Hunt

Edward A. O’Bannon

John W. Jeffries

Norman L. Moore

Shirley F. Edwards

Bedford Fletcher

Leo F. Pearson

Bessie Owens

Alexander Strozier

Earl M. Wines

Floyd G. Butler

Julian F. Griffith

Richard L. Griffith

Howard Morris

Alvin Pearson

James D. Tibbs

Lafayette Lake

John D. Haley

John T. Leach

Paul M. Glascock

George D. Lacy

Frederick H. Wines

Charles Baird III

Harry A. Kerns

Vernon M. Russell

Richard Holzaphel

Haywood N. Grant

John S. Lunsford

James W. Edwards

Willis L. Hatcher

Robert A. Huff

Nelson Kirk

Jack Glascock

Calvin Glascock

Edward M. Walter

Thomas C. Anderson

Robert B. Moriarty

Grafton Brown

Leonard C. Robinson

Wilfred E. Lewis

Cleveland E. Conard

Isaac R. Woodward

Wallace S. Lunsford

John F. Miller

John D. Brown

The Shenandoah Valley Tapestry – A Journey Through Time Project, The Kernstown Battlefield Association and the Friends of Handley Regional Library have joined together with Margaretta Barton Colt to create a community project celebrating 250 years of history in the Shenandoah Valley through needlework.  For further details contact Linda Suter at 540-364-782.  The Handley Regional Library will host the first event in the Handley Auditorium on November 14th.