Lucy Hardesty Collection

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17

1460 WFCHS

Scope and Content: This collection contains correspondence between clients and Lucy Hardesty and Pearl Ritenour regarding genealogical research. Also included are Frederick County birth (1853-1897) and death (1853-1897) records (also on microfilm) and personal memorabilia of Lucy Hardesty and Pearl Ritenour.
(59 boxes) Last updated 04/07.

Biographical/Historical: Lucy Ritenour Hardesty was born on May 6, 1911, in Winchester, VA, the daughter of Pearl Weaver and Daniel W. Ritenour. She was self-employed and a member of Duncan Memorial Methodist Church, Valley Glass Hoppers, and the Ft. Loudoun Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.). On June 11, 1938, she married Douglas F. Hardesty. Lucy Hardesty died on March 23, 1997, and is buried in Mt. Hebron Cemetery.

Cite As: Lucy Hardesty Collection, 1460 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.


Boxes 1-44 contain correspondence between clients and Lucy Hardesty and Pearl Ritenour regarding genealogical research. Material may include abstracts or transcripts of court records.

Itemized list of families researched available in Archives.

Box 45

Pearl Weaver Ritenour—memories, 1890-1970, 160 leaves, typescript

Turner family bible records, title page 1881, covers 1859-1992, 6 pages

Teague Family Magazine—July 1968-Oct. 1968; Jan. 1969, 3 items, printed

Box 46

Lucy Hardesty—personal files

Box 47

Lucy Hardesty—personal files

Midwife Permit—Lucy Ritenour, June 17, 1918
Licensed Attendant—Obstetrical and General Bedside Nursing, 29 De. 1922, 3 items, printed

Will Abstracts

Box 48

Birth records, A-B—Frederick County, 1853-1897, handwritten information on printed forms, alphabetical order, recorded by Lucy Hardesty and Pearl Ritenour

Box 49

Birth records, C

Box 50

Birth records, D-F

Box 51

Birth records, G-Ho

Box 52

Birth records, Hu-Li

Box 53

Birth records, Lo-O

Box 54

Birth records, P-R

Box 55

Birth records, S-T

Box 56

Birth records, U-Z

Box 57

Death records, A-I—Frederick County, 1853-1897, recorded by Lucy Hardesty and Pearl Ritenour, unnumbered leaves, manuscript on printed form

Box 58

Death records, J-S

Box 59

Death records, T-Z