Shown in this 1918 photograph is the wedding party of JFJ Clark and Hattie Peters
, the couple second from the left.Clark, who received his undergraduate degree from Chicago University and his master's from Harvard University, was the second principal of Garnet High School - from 1908 to 1946.As principal, he had the pleasure of handing a graduation certificate to each of his five children.
The Clarks had two sons, both physicians, and three daughters, two of whom also became physicians.The third daughter became a lawyer.Also seen in the photo, on the far right, is Byrd Prillerman, who was president of West Virginia State College
from 1909 to 1919.The photo was submitted by Ferguson Meadows.
During the countdown to 2000, the Gazette will offer snippets of West Virginia life in the days prior to the turn of the 20th century.