COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 56
(By Delegates Faircloth, Folk, Andes, Arvon, Ashley, Azinger, Butler, Cadle, Campbell, Canterbury, Caputo, Diserio, Eldridge, Ellington, Espinosa, A. Evans, D. Evans, Ferns, Fleischauer, Frich, Gearheart, Guthrie, Hartman, Howell, Ireland, Lane, Lawrence, Longstreth, Lynch, Manypenny, McCuskey, Miller, Morgan, E. Nelson, J. Nelson, Paxton, R. Phillips, Poore, Raines, Reynolds, Romine, Rowan, Shott, Skaff, Skinner, P. Smith, R. Smith, Sobonya, Sponaugle, Staggers, Stephens, Stowers, Swartzmiller, Tomblin, Walker, Wells and Young)
Requesting that bridge number 2-6-0.96 being constructed on County Route 6, Dry Run Road, crossing Back Creek near Hedgesville, Berkeley County, West Virginia, be named the “John Edgar Saville Memorial Bridge”.
Whereas, John Edgar Saville was born September 13, 1890, and as a young man taught at Greenwood School, Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, before enlisting in the United States Army on May 27, 1918; and
Whereas, Following his enlistment during which he attained the Gold War Star for exemplary service, John Edgar Saville returned to teach at the Tomahawk School at Hedgesville, West Virginia, and was principal of the school for seventeen years; and
Whereas, John Edgar Saville married Leva Alva Pitzer, and had two daughters, Evelyn Marie Saville and Margaret Eloise Saville; and
Whereas, In 1917, John Edgar Saville purchased a farm consisting of 250 acres of land surrounding the area on which the new bridge on County Route 6, Dry Run Road near Hedgesville, Berkeley County, West Virginia is being constructed; and
Whereas, John Edgar Saville died November 11, 1940, survived by his widow and daughters age eight and ten years of age; and
Whereas, Part of the family farm containing the original home place has been retained by the family these many years, and Mr. Saville’s daughter, Margaret Eloise Saville Wilhelm, still lives in the family home in which she was born eighty-one years ago; and
Whereas, It is fitting to establish this memorial to call attention to the more than one hundred years of history associated with John Edgar Saville and his family’s work and life on the land; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the bridge number 2-6-0.96 being constructed on County Route 6, Dry Run Road, near Hedgesville, Berkeley County, West Virginia, be named the “John Edgar Saville Memorial Bridge”; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Commissioner of the Division of Highways is hereby requested to erect signs at both ends of the bridge containing bold and prominent letters proclaiming the bridge the “John Edgar Saville Memorial Bridge”; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a certified copy of this resolution to the Commissioner of the Division of Highways and to Margaret Eloise Wilhelm, Dry Run Road, Hedgesville, WV.