Henry Bell Gilkeson (June 6, 1850 – September 29, 1921) was an American lawyer, politician, school administrator, and banker in West Virginia. Gilkeson was born in Moorefield, Virginia (now West Virginia), the eldest child of a dry goods merchant, and was raised in Romney. Following his graduation from Hampden–Sydney College, Gilkeson became a schoolteacher and served as superintendent of the Hampshire County Schools district from 1877 to 1879. Gilkeson later studied law and started a law practice in Romney. Following the death of John Collins Covell in 1887, Gilkeson served as the principal of the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind until 1888.

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  • Henry Bell Gilkeson (June 6, 1850 – September 29, 1921) was an American lawyer, politician, school administrator, and banker in West Virginia. Gilkeson was born in Moorefield, Virginia (now West Virginia), the eldest child of a dry goods merchant, and was raised in Romney. Following his graduation from Hampden–Sydney College, Gilkeson became a schoolteacher and served as superintendent of the Hampshire County Schools district from 1877 to 1879. Gilkeson later studied law and started a law practice in Romney. Following the death of John Collins Covell in 1887, Gilkeson served as the principal of the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind until 1888. Gilkeson served in the West Virginia Legislature as a state senator representing the 12th District in the West Virginia Senate (1890–93) and as a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates (1883–85 and 1909–11). Gilkeson served as the mayor of Romney beginning in 1885, and the first president of the Bank of Romney (1888–1913). (en)
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  • Hampshire County Schools
  • President of the Bank of Romney
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  • Solomon Cunningham
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  • * Laura Paxton Gilkeson Arnold * Robert William Gilkeson * Henry Bell Gilkeson, Jr.
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  • Gravestones at the Gilkeson family plot in Indian Mound Cemetery in Romney. From left to right: Henry Bell Gilkeson, Mary Katherine Paxton Gilkeson, Laura Paxton Gilkeson Arnold, George Sloan Arnold, Robert William Gilkeson, and Henry Bell Gilkeson, Jr.
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  • Indian Mound Cemetery Romney WV 2013 07 13 25.jpg
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  • None
  • A. M. Alverson
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  • "His learning ability and integrity were recognized in the various courts in which he practised. As a counselor he was safe, careful, painstaking, and always conscientious. As a criminal lawyer he defended the interests of his clients with all his energy, never however beyond the bounds of honor or of the ethics of his profession. His courtesy to the court, to his associates at the bar, and to witnesses was always such as to place upon him the unerasable stamp of 'gentleman'. His decisions were always based on one proposition – the right. He was not aggressive. He was unobtrusive in manner, but firm as a rock in his conception of duty. It was a blessed privilege for any young man to have been associated with him and to have been influenced by him as one was bound to be".
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  • * Robert B. Gilkeson * Sarah E. Gilkeson * Edward M. Gilkeson
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  • Indian Mound Cemetery, Romney, West Virginia, United States
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  • — Charles D. Seaton, Conference of Superintendents and Principals of American Schools for the Deaf
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  • Mary Katherine Paxton
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  • West Virginia
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  • Robert Pugh Monroe
  • Amos L. Pugh
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  • C. H. Hill
  • Charles N. Hiett
  • John B. Finley
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  • American politician, lawyer, school administrator, and banker (en)
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  • Henry Bell Gilkeson (June 6, 1850 – September 29, 1921) was an American lawyer, politician, school administrator, and banker in West Virginia. Gilkeson was born in Moorefield, Virginia (now West Virginia), the eldest child of a dry goods merchant, and was raised in Romney. Following his graduation from Hampden–Sydney College, Gilkeson became a schoolteacher and served as superintendent of the Hampshire County Schools district from 1877 to 1879. Gilkeson later studied law and started a law practice in Romney. Following the death of John Collins Covell in 1887, Gilkeson served as the principal of the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind until 1888. (en)
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