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Agnes Clifford Smith

Agnes Clifford Smith

Female 1906 - 1994  (87 years)

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  • Name Agnes Clifford Smith 
    • Author Agnes Clifford Smith died in Fairmont on January 11, 1994, at age 87. She spent her childhood in Clarksburg and Charleston before going to a private academy in New York State. She returned to West Virginia and graduated from Fairmont State College (now University) with an English degree. She married Richard Bruce Parrish, who, for many years, was editor of Fairmont’s afternoon newspaper, The West Virginian. For more than 50 years, the couple lived near Worthington, cultivating hay, oats, and other grains. During World War II, Smith ran the farm herself while her husband served in the army.

      Agnes Smith became active in Fairmont’s Little Theatre and published the book An Edge of the Forest in 1959. This allegory tells the story of a black lamb separated from its flock and thrust into danger but ultimately saved by a black leopardess. An Edge of the Forest won a children’s book award from the American Library Association.

      She went on to publish another children’s book, The Bluegreen Tree, and a collection of essays titled Speaking as a Writer. Agnes Smith was also an accomplished sculptor, potter, and woodcarver.
    Born 18 Oct 1906  Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 11 Jan 1994  Marion County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age 87 years 
    Buried Holy Cross Cemetery, Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1342  Wilson-Maynard Family Tree
    Last Modified 30 Jul 2018 

    Father Lewis Oscar Smith,   b. 20 Aug 1881, Tyler County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 May 1928, Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Mother Sarah Boggess,   b. 22 Jun 1886, Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1985, Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years) 
    Married 15 Jan 1906  Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F93  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Richard Bruce Parrish,   b. 5 Mar 1904,   d. 14 Jul 1998  (Age 94 years) 
    Married 1 Oct 1936  Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 19 Dec 2011 
    Family ID F594  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Oct 1906 - Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Oct 1936 - Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Jan 1994 - Marion County, West Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Holy Cross Cemetery, Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia Link to Google Earth
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