BRAMWELL HIGH SCHOOL CLASS 1927

IN MEMORY OF LEO POWELL HAYNES

Leo Powell Haynes was the owner of the PURE OIL GAS STATION in Freeman, WV that built in 1938. The Pure Oil Gas Station was opened by Bramwell resident, Leo Haynes in 1939. It is located on Rt. 52 near the bottom of Pinacle Mountain within the present Town of Bramwell city limits. The building has stood empty for many years. Leo Haynes owned this business during the 1940s and throught the 1960s. He was a long term school bus driver with Bramwell High School and later worked for the State of West Virginia. He was born Dec. 24, 1908 in Bramwell, WV.  He was living in Bramwell,   WV at the time of his death on Jan. 26, 1981.

Mr. Haynes was a life long resident of the Town of Bramwell and was a community leader.  He was born on December 24, 1908 in Bramwell, WV to the late Ashford Keen Haynes (1877-1911) and Lucy Greer Powell-Haynes (1883-1971) (per WV Register of Births, Mercer County, WV, 1908, Line 4).

He was survived by his wife, Lena Lee Whitehead-Haynes (1908-1988) whom he married on August 24, 1933 in Mercer County, WV (per WV Marriage License Register, Mercer County, WV, 1933, Page 41, Line 19, Application Date: August 24, 1933); a daughter, Anna Haynes; and his siblings, Richard L. Haynes (19031994) and Francis E. Haynes (19061982). Burial information is currently unknown.

He was a 1927 graduate of Bramwell High School. The BHS 1927/28 yearbook "Music" (shown below ) states that he was a member of the BHS 1926-1927 boys quartet.

He married Lena Lee Whitehead on August 34, 1933 in Princeton, WV . Lena was born on Feb. 2, 1908 and died Jan. 3, 1988. They had one daughter, Anne Haynes Hickman (1934-2018). 

His home on Bramwell's beautiful Brick Street is included with the many beautiful Historic Bramwell Houses ( known as the HICKMON HOUSE ) and is featured in the West Virginia survey of Bramwell historic houses and buildings.

1940 CENSUS RECORDS FOR LEO P. HAYNES:

Born: Dec. 24, 1908 --- Died: Jan. 26, 1981

Birthplace: Bramwell, Mercer, West Virginia

Wife: Lena Lee Whitehead Haynes

Born: Feb. 2, 1908 --- Died: Jan. 3, 1988

Birthplace: Bramwell, Mercer, West Virginia

Daughter: Anna Haynes

1940 Residence: School House Hill, Bramwell, WV

Leo Powell Haynes and Lena Lee Whitehead Marriage Register in 1933:

Marriage performed by Edward Stubblefield on Aug. 24, 1933 inPrinceton, WV.

 

"They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.”

- Laurence Binyon

Quartet information above is from the Bramwell High School 1928 Yearbook.
It was furnished by the late Ed. Woody, BHS Class 1934 about 19 years ago.

LEO POWELL HAYNES - "FIND-A-GRAVE"

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