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Centennial History of Hurricane (1994 Edition) Rev. T. M. Harbour

Thomas Marion Harbour family, wife Vaturia, Mack Farland, Virginia H. Keesaer, William Orville, Mary E. Burdette, Garland Forest, Emma Burton, Thomas Hope and Clyde.

In 1988, The Centennial History of Hurricane, WV was published to commemorate the town’s 100th anniversary. In 1994, the Centennial Committee published a follow up book which included family histories which were not submitted in time for the 1988 Centennial History. This week’s selection is the 17th history from The Centennial History of Hurricane WV Continued — 1994.


Rev. T. M. Harbour, one of Hurricane’s aged and beloved citizens died at his home here Friday Night. He was 81 years old and had lived in this community most of his life. Mr. Harbour had been a minister of the gospel in the Methodist church for many years and was very devoted to his religious work. He was a soldier in the Confederate Army during the Civil War and was one of only a few civil war veterans still living in this community.

Rev. Harbour had been a justice of the peace here for many years and had been in various kinds of businesses in this community and had formed a wide acquaintance and had won many friends in the community. He has left a wonderful and beautiful example in this life and has gone hence to reap his great eternal reward. He was one of our best citizens and will be missed not only in the church but in the entire community.

He leaves five sons W.” O. of Mississippi, M. F., T.H., and Clyde Harbour of Huntington and, G. F. Harbour of Hurricane; three daughters Mrs. J. S.

Burdette of Hurricane, Mrs. W. C. Keesaer, of Charleston, and Mrs. H. B. Burton of Huntington, and many other relatives to mourn their loss.

After funeral services at the home conducted by Rev. W. A. O’Dell, the remains were deposited in the Hurricane cemetery.

Six Harbour brothers in 1901, an became Railroaders. William Orville, Mack Farland, Thomas Hope, Clyde, Boyd (Killed on the railroad in Hurricane in 1912), Garland Forest.
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