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William E. "Billy" and Amanda Plauger

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Title

William E. "Billy" and Amanda Plauger

Subject

Plauger, William "Billy" Erasmeth (1868-1943)
Plauger, Amanda Leah (McInturff) (1867-1924)

Description

Photo of a photograph of William "Billy" Erasmeth Plauger, seated, and his wife, Amanda Leah (McInturff) Plauger standing beside him.

Billy Plauger was from Fort Valley, one of three sons born to Joseph Franklin (1839-1931) and Catherine (Peters) (1839-1901) Plauger. His father was a teacher in Seven Fountains and when he died, the Roanoke Times newspaper reported that Billy’s father was the “last surviving eyewitness to the shooting of General “Stonewall” Jackson at the Battle of Chancellorsville”.

In 1890, Billy Plauger married Amanda Leah McInturff, also from Fort Valley. She was the daughter of Jacob S. (1820-1883) and Leah (Veach) (1827-1905) McInturff.

Together, Billy and Amanda farmed in the Seven Fountains area and raised five children: Ashby, Annie M., Charles, Minnie B. and George. In 1900, Amanda’s mother lived with them. Their farm was next to Billy’s parents and brother, George.

At the time of his death, Billy’s occupation was listed as “Government Fire Warden”. On Amanda’s gravestone is carved: “She was the sunshine of our home”.

Both are buried in the Plauger Cemetery in Detrick, Fort Valley.

Creator

Morrison Studio

Source

Morrison Studio Collection - Shenandoah County Historical Society

Publisher

Shenandoah County Library

Date

Labelled "Jul 1926" on box of plates.

Contributor

Identified by Jeanette Ritenour who had the same picture at home.
Additional biographical information was compiled from public records.

Rights

IN COPYRIGHT - NON-COMMERCIAL USE PERMITTED

Identifier

007723

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Glass Negative

Citation

Morrison Studio, “William E. "Billy" and Amanda Plauger,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed May 24, 2024, https://archives.countylib.org/items/show/26813.

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