GEORGE W. HAIGHT, DEALER IN GROCERIES, NOTIONS,
PROVISIONS, PATENT MEDICINES, ETC.
Mr. Haight is a native of Tyler County, West Virginia, but has lived in this
place from childhood up and has always held a prominent position in commercial
circles, having been engaged in the retail grocery and provisions line for the
past twenty years. He has just erected a new building 22 X 60 feet which
is perhaps the finest retail grocery room in the entire county. The
entire front is large plate glass. In this room everything exhibits
neatness and cleanliness. The stock embraces fine and fancy groceries,
provisions, fine hand picked and garden grown tea spices, flavorings, notions,
cutlery, glassware, a large and varied stock of patent medicines.
Candies, cigars, tobaccos, and everything in home and table supplies.
Mr. Haight was on the river steam boating for twelve years and held various
commissions in that capacity. He is much identified with commercial affairs and
is among the most energetic merchants of this section of the county.
George W. Haight served with Co. F. 85th O.V.I. born 1843 died 1916
married Annie M. Hunter born 1846 died 1937. They have five children.
James Edgar Haight born 1867 died 1918
Harrie Wood Haight born August 6, 1866 died November 10,
1867, 1yr 3mon 4dys
Gale Haight born December 18, 1870 died March 24, 1875 4yrs
Ada born 1876 died 1960 married Frank Kerr on October 31,
1899. He was born in 1874 died 1951 They had two children (Frank’s
parents were James and Hattie Jewell Kerr.)
Eldon born September 10, 1907 in Williamstown, WV died September 26,1972
married Beatrice Porter on August 18, 1931. She was born on January 13,
1905 died November 26. 1989. They had one son
was a graduate of Marietta High School, Class of 1925. He was an engineer
inspector in Columbus. A member of American Union Lodge No. 1, FSAM and
Sigma Chi Fraternity. A member of Newport Methodist Church. He
owned the Marietta Country Club before coming back to Newport. They are
both buried at Newport Cemetery