Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
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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
SCOPE/CONTENT: The collection contains several ledger books and a journal from the businesses of Randolph Pifer as well as a folder of miscellaneous articles, new clippings, and hand written letters concerning Randolph Pifer.
(1 box) Last updated 06/08.
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Randolph Pifer was born in Frederick County, VA in 1838. His father was a German immigrant, and one of the early settlers of the county. When the Civil War broke out, Randolph Pifer enlisted in Company A, First Virginia Cavalry, and despite being wounded twice, served with the regiment for the entire war and surrendered with it at Appomattox. After the war, he married Mary Cooper of Frederick County and settled in Stephens City, VA. Pifer owned a farm in Stephens City, and ran a mercantile shore on Capon Road. He also served as the Frederick County treasurer, was supervisor for the Opequon District, and taught public school in the southeastern part of the county. He died on January 6, 1920, and is buried in Frederick County.
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Obituary of Randolph Pifer, The Winchester Evening Star, January 23, 1920.
CITE AS: Randolph Pifer Papers #1649, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.
Papers found in Ledger Books
Ledger Book 1878-?
Ledger Book 1917-1918
Plane Trigonometry Textbook, 1890s
Ledger Book 1853-1858