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.


Archival Treasures: Find Your Hidden Gem

October is Archives Month in Virginia  

Here at the John Gott Library, our archives overflow with hidden gems of Marshall and Fauquier county heritage.  Across the Commonwealth, find your hidden gems at museums, libraries, and historical sites statewide!

October is Archives Month in Virginia

Virginia Archives Month Events:

Monday, July 06, 2015—Saturday, March 26, 2016
Library of Virginia
Remaking Virginia: Transformation through Emancipation
9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Free admission

Even as the Civil War was still being fought, the status of almost a half-million African Americans in Virginia began to change. No longer were they someone else’s property—they were free. They anticipated the promise of change from their former status as slaves: the promises of education, political participation, and full citizenship. Yet, in their struggle to achieve these goals, freedmen and freedwomen faced the hostility of their former masters and the society that had long benefitted from their labor. Union troops and U.S. government officials reconstructing the Southern states were often indifferent. What challenges did African Americans face in their struggle to achieve what they believed freedom would bring them? What obstacles blocked their efforts to gain citizenship? How successful were African Americans during Reconstruction in claiming their objectives? Did the 14th and 15th Amendments to the Constitution significantly aid them in their struggles? The Library of Virginia’s exhibition Remaking Virginia: Transformation through Emancipation offers a look at the changing world Virginians faced during Reconstruction. Radio One is the exclusive radio sponsor for Remaking Virginia.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Meherrin Regional Library, Lawrenceville, VA
Library to Celebrate 75 Years
4:00 PM-9:00 PM
Free admission

The Meherrin Regional Library System is pleased to announce the 75th anniversary of the Brunswick
County Library. Opening in 1940, the Brunswick County Library has faithfully provided decades of information, literature, services, programs, and more to local residents and visiting researchers. In honor of this momentous occasion the Brunswick County Library
will host a special celebration Wednesday, Oct. 7. The day will include patron appreciation, memory lane displays, and featured art by William Ward Moseley. A special gathering of friends from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. for food and fellowship will highlight the day.

For more information contact the Brunswick County Library at (434) 848-2418 ext. 301 or on Facebook

Thursday, October 8, 2015
Richmond Times-Dispatch
300 E. Franklin St., Richmond, Va. 23219
Stories to Tell: Exploring Richmond’s Archives
11 AM – 2 PM
Free admission

Doing some genealogical research, looking for an obituary, writing a book, a paper or a thesis,
or just interested in local history? Our (Richmond Times Dispatch) 59th Public Square will help you learn how to access a treasure trove of history going back hundreds of years. As we celebrate National Newspaper Week and National Archives Month, we’ll tell
you about the extensive archives of The Times-Dispatch, and you’ll hear from some of the country’s best sources of history: The Valentine, the Virginia Historical Society, the Library of Virginia, VCU Special Collections and the University of Richmond Special

After the formal presentation, from 11 a.m. till noon, we’ll hold a two-hour archive fair in our

So bring your questions. We’ll have plenty of experts who can answer them.

Parking will be available in The Times-Dispatch’s Third Street deck.

Friday, October 9, 2015
VCU Tompkins-McCaw Library

“Edith Cavell: ‘A Nurse Who Did Her Duty'” Exhibit Opening Reception
5:30-7:30 PM
Free admission

In October 1915, Edith Cavell, an English nurse working at a Brussels medical school was executed by the Germans for sheltering British soldiers. Her execution caused an international uproar and media frenzy, and she quickly became an icon of the war effort and the nursing profession. In recognition of the 100th anniversary of Nurse Cavell’s martyrdom, Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences proudly presents an exhibit of postcards pertaining to Nurse Cavell from the collection of Kay Seidenberg, a long-time Friend of VCU Libraries donor, as well as a graduate of the VCU School of Nursing.

The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library hours. An opening reception will be held on Friday, Oct. 9, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Special Collections and Archives reading room at Tompkins-McCaw Library. Refreshments will be served, and there will be remarks at 6 p.m. Please visit our website for additional information.

Monday, October 19, 2015
Library of Virginia
Archives Month Tour
10 AM–Noon
Free admission, registration required

Come to the Library of Virginia for a special “treasure hunt” tour.Explore some of the Library’s many unique treasures, from newspapers and private papers to local and state records and special collections. Registration required. Go to Tour repeats at 2:00 PM.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Library of Virginia

Restructuring the American Family
Noon–1:00 PM
Free admission

Before 1865, Virginia law refused to recognize the relationships of enslaved couples. Emancipation, however, permitted formerly enslaved people to reconnect, if not reunite, with family members. Local records archivist Greg Crawford will share stories found in the Library of Virginia’s collections of African Americans seeking to rebuild their families following emancipation. He will also discuss resources offered by the Library to access these stories. This talk complements Remaking Virginia: Transformation through Emancipation.

Monday, October 19, 2015
Library of Virginia
Archives Month Tour
10 AM–Noon
Free admission, registration required

Come to the Library of Virginia for a special “treasure hunt” tour.Explore some of the Library’s many unique treasures, from newspapers and private papers to local and state records and special collections. Registration required. Go to Tour repeats at 2:00 PM.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Open House, Norfolk Southern Historical Collection
Norfolk Southern Corporation
Three Commercial Place, Norfolk, Virginia 23510
11:00 AM-3:00 PM
Free admission

See everything from menus and maps to Samuel Spencer’s watch. Also during the
month of October, e-posters will be displayed throughout the corporate headquarters featuring images from the archives collection.
A new exhibit in the Norfolk Southern museum will highlight the contributions of women to railroad history.
If you’re unable to attend, follow us on Facebook because our Throwback Thursdays will continue to highlight the company’s history.

Thursday, October 22, 2015
Poe Museum, Richmond, VA
G.R.A.B. meetup at the October UNhappy Hour
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
$5 admission

This one is for the archivists and the people that love them! Join G.R.A.B. (Greater Richmond Archives
Bunch) at the Poe Museum for the October UNhappy hour. This is a chance for archivists and archival enthusiasts to meet, relax, and have a little fun in the Museum’s Enchanted Garden. It will feature live music by Connor Wood, a cash bar, food, and performances.
Halloween costumes are encouraged, but not required. Visit the Poe Museum website for more information:

(Events via the Library of Virginia:

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Check out the Library of Virginia's Flickr Page and Find Your Hidden Gems!

James Q. Jones with donkey

Day of Giving 2015 Round-Up

A hearty Thank You to all who supported The John Kenneth Gott Library and the Fauquier Heritage and Preservation Foundation on May 5th for the National Day of Giving!

Thank YouThanks to your charitable gifts, we raised over $2,000!  We look forward to continued engagement with YOU, our community, as we all work together to promote and preserve local history and the unique heritage of Fauquier County, Virginia.

Remember The John Kenneth Gott Library on May 5th for Give Local Piedmont!

The John Kenneth Gott Library is pleased to announce our collaboration with the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation for the upcoming Give Local event on May 5th.

This year marks the second annual Give Local Piedmont with 133 local non profit organizations participating.  Help us raise $1,000,000 in one day for local community organizations spanning Fauquier, Culpeper, Madison, and Rappahannock counties.


Join us in brightening our future and supporting our community!

Read more about the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation here:

Learn more about the John Kenneth Gott Library and Fauquier Heritage and Preservation Foundation here: