Pioneers Of Historic Bramwell

Bramwell Mayor R. L. Parsons

Newspaper clipping from year 1935.

Bramwell Mayor R. L. Parson was the longest mayor of Bramwell, WV, serving was serving his 17th year as mayor in 1935 after being elected in January 1918.

R. L. PARSONS - Bramwell Mayor for almost a quarter of a century. He was a practicing attorney in Bramwell.

Mr. Parson was the train station master and the town mayor.  His wife, Mattie Rowman from Monroe County was a school teacher. The Parsons had one son.

Other pioneer mayors of Bramwell:

J. A. Waddell (Unknown) - Six term Mayor of Bramwell. Mayor at time of 1910 Town fire. Following the fire Bramwell's Mayor J. A. Waddell said that the fire destroyed twenty-one buildings in that town and that the estimated loss is over $200,000. He said that every business was been burned. The town was under martial law. When Bramwell was rebuilt following the fire, economic and social life flourished in the town for the next two decades.

ROBERT T. LITTLE

JOHN D. HEWITT, SR. - BRAMWELL'S FIRST MAYOR

MAYOR JOHN D. HEWITT'S SON: JOHN D. HEWITT, JR.

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