Wine Family Papers, 1885-2001

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Summary Information

Repository:
Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University
Creator:
Wine Family
Title:
Wine Family Papers
Collection No.:
SC 0273
Date:
1885-2001
Extent:
13 boxes, 5.18 Cubic Feet
Language of the Material:
English
Abstract:
The Wine Family Papers, 1885-2001, document three generations of the Wine family from Shenandoah County, Virginia. Their participation in civic engagement and community activities is documented through Sunday school minute books, ledgers, and diaries. The collection also comprises photographs, scrapbooks, postcards, and school materials documenting aspects of daily life.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], [box #, folder #], Wine Family Papers, 1885-2001, SC 0273, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

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Bio/Historical Information

Daniel P. "D.P." Wine (1855-1923) lived with his wife, Rebecca Good Wine (1855-1933), and their children on his family's ancestral Forestville, Virginia farm. D.P. Wine was a farmer and served as a minister and elder in the Flat Rock Church of the Brethren. Jacob David Wine and John Eugene Wine acted as executors to their father's estate after his death in 1923. Financial materials in the collection document their activities in settling the estate.

Jacob David "J.D." Wine (1881-1968), the eldest child of D.P. Wine and Rebecca Good Wine, attended Bridgewater College and married Kitty Sipe Huffman (1880-1947). He pursued his interests in Sunday school and church work, particularly with local Brethren churches and his home church – Flat Rock Church of the Brethren. J.D. was active in community and civic affairs including schools, roads, temperance, and local government. J.D. Wine, along with his father D.P. Wine, was a member of the Shenandoah County Anti-Saloon League. He also researched and published on local history and genealogy.

Jesse Clayton "J.C" Wine (1915-2016) was born to J.D. Wine and Kitty Sipe Huffman Wine of Forestville, Virginia. J.C. Wine married Naomi Catherine Zirkle (b. 1917) on September 4, 1943. During World War II, J.C. served as a civilian tailor at Fort Belvoir in the tailor shop and dry cleaners, later becoming its manager. He went on to sell insurance for the Union Life Insurance Company (ULICO) for more than three decades and retired in 1975. Outside of his professional pursuits, J.C. was an accomplished and talented cane maker and served his community as a charter member of the Woodstock Rescue Squad and as a member of the Woodstock United Methodist Church. During at least the early 1950s, J.C. Wine also served as the treasurer of the Mt. Jackson Methodist Charge which was comprised of the Mt. Jackson, Quicksburg, and Mt. Clifton churches. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge and Shriners International.

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Scope and Content

The Wine Family Papers, 1885-2001, document the personal and business activities of three generations of the Wine family of Shenandoah County, Virginia. Their participation in civic engagement and community activities is documented through Sunday school minute books, ledgers, and diaries. The collection also comprises photographs, scrapbooks, postcards, and school materials documenting aspects of daily life. Daniel P. "D.P." Wine, Jacob David "J.D." Wine, and Jesse Clayton "J.C." Wine are the predominant creators of the records present in this collection.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged in four series:

Series 1: Personal Papers, 1885-1977

Subseries 1.1: D.P. Wine Papers, 1886-1938

Subseries 1.2: J.D. Wine Papers, 1894-1946

Subseries 1.3: J.C. Wine Papers, 1929-1977

Subseries 1.4: Non-Wine Papers, 1885-1909

Series 2: Photographs, 1897-1986

Series 3: Scrapbooks and Ephemera, 1903-1998

Series 4: Genealogical materials, 1892-2001

Series 1: Personal Papers is arranged into subseries by creator and further arranged chronologically. Series 2 through 4 are arranged chronologically. Exceptions to this arrangement scheme were made in order to group like materials together and as a result chronological arrangements are approximate.

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection open to research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the James Madison University Special Collections Library to use this collection.

Use Restrictions

The copyright interests in this collection have been transferred to the James Madison University Special Collections Library. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (library-special@jmu.edu).

Acquisition Information

Purchased at Laughlin Auctions, Inc.'s October 14, 2017 sale of the personal property from the home of Naomi Zirkle Wine of Woodstock, Virginia.

Appraisal Note

The nature of the auction was such that dissimilar or unrelated materials were bundled together in single lots. As such, these otherwise random materials were weeded and discarded. A large collection of newspaper clippings, comprised primarily of political cartoons, were also discarded. A representative sample of life insurance brochures and pamphlets were retained; duplicates were discarded.

Processing Information

Selected loose materials were removed from ledgers and other bound volumes and retained in separate folders. Photographs were removed from frames which were subsequently discarded.

Location

Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

880 Madison DriveMSC 1704Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807library-special@jmu.eduURL: https://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/

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Related Materials

Related Material

Wine Family. Papers, 1899-1943. Accession 42353, Personal Papers Collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Separated Material

Numerous books and publications were pulled from the collection, cataloged individually, and added to Special Collections' rare book holdings. A series of Virginia maps were also separated and cataloged.

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Index Terms

Corporate Name

  • Laughlin Auctions, Inc.

Genre and Form

  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Genealogies (histories)
  • Scrapbooks
  • Postcards
  • Photographs
  • Ledgers (account books)
  • Diaries
  • Newsletters
  • Minute books
  • School records
  • Greeting Cards

Subject

  • Shenandoah County (Va.) -- Church history
  • Shenandoah County (Va.) -- Economic conditions
  • Shenandoah County (Va.) -- History -- 19th century
  • Shenandoah County (Va.) -- History -- 20th century
  • Shenandoah County (Va.) -- History -- 21st century

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Bibliography

Wine, Jacob David. The Wine Family in America. First Section. Forestville, Va., 1952.

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Personal Papers, 1885-1977

Series 1: Personal Papers, 1885-1977, is arranged by creator into four subseries. The D.P. Wine sermon daybook is a bound ledger containing dates and types of sermons or ceremonies performed by Wine. Included are weekly church sermons with Bible verses referenced, funerals preached at by Wine, baptisms performed, and marriages in which Wine acted as the officiant. Loose handwritten obituaries were removed and foldered separately. Financial documents related to D.P. Wine's estate are included.

The materials related to J.D. Wine primarily document his involvement in community organizations – the Lee District Sunday School Association, the Anti-Saloon League of Shenandoah County, and his local church council. His financial activities are documented in a series of ledgers and cashbooks.

J.C. Wine's papers provide a more holistic view of his life and include materials relating to his early schooling, his career with the Union Life Insurance Company (ULICO), his involvement in church activities, and diaries written during the latter part of his life. The two diaries, 1970-1977, by J.C. Wine provide detailed daily accounts of local, national, and international happenings. J.C. documented notable news of the day (Richard Nixon's resignation, Apollo 14 mission), local births and deaths including the New Year babies born at local hospitals, weather reports, and personal and community updates. There are often numerous entries per day and the entries appear to reflect news likely reported in the local newspaper.

Two miscellaneous items, an unidentified time book and a ledger presumably belonging to Samuel Good, are grouped together.

Subseries 1.1: D.P. Wine Papers, 1886-1938

Title/Description Instances
D.P. Wine sermon daybook, 1886-1922 box 1 folder 1
Loose handwritten obituaries from D.P. Wine sermon daybook, 1886-1917 box 1 folder 2
D.P. Wine Farmers & Merchants Bank account book, 1920-1923 box 1 folder 3
D.P. Wine canceled checks, 1923-1924 box 1 folder 4
D.P. Wine estate Farmers & Merchants Bank account statement and canceled checks, 1923-1924 box 1 folder 5
D.P. Wine estate Farmers & Merchants Bank account book, 1923-1938 box 1 folder 6
D.P. Wine estate citizens National Bank of New Market passbook, 1924 box 1 folder 7
D.P. Wine estate Farmers & Merchants Bank account statement and canceled checks, 1925 box 1 folder 8

Subseries 1.2: J.D. Wine Papers, 1894-1946

Title/Description Instances
J.D. Wine church council minute book , 1894-1904 box 1 folder 9
J.D. Wine church council minute book, 1916-1937 box 1 folder 10
J.D. Wine church council minute book, 1936-1946 box 1 folder 11
J.D. Wine ledgers and cashbooks, 1901 box 1 folder 12
J.D. Wine Anti-Saloon League of Shenandoah County minute book, 1909-1914 box 2 folder 1
J.D. Wine Lee District Sunday School Association minute book, 1919-1942 box 2 folder 2
Loose programs and materials from Lee District Sunday School Association minute book, 1935-1941 box 2 folder 3
Loose Local Sunday School Reports from Lee District Sunday School Association minute book, undated box 2 folder 4

Subseries 1.3: J.C. Wine Papers, 1929-1977

Title/Description Instances
J.C. Wine biology notebook (disbound), 1929-1930 box 2 folder 5
Book list of Shenandoah County Public Schools for the session of 1931-1932, 1931 box 2 folder 6
J.C. Wine science workbook, 1931-1932 box 2 folder 7
J.C. Wine physical fitness certificates, 1931-1933 box 2 folder 8
J.C. Wine Supervised Farm Practice Program certificates, 1933-1934 box 2 folder 9
Cooperative Extension Work in Agriculture and Home Economics materials, 1935, undated box 2 folder 10
J.C. Wine vocations workbook, undated box 2 folder 11
J.C. Wine Old Testament workbooks, undated box 2 folder 12
J.C. Wine New Testament workbook, undated box 2 folder 13
J.C. Wine Treasure Island summary, undated box 2 folder 14
Roster and Telephone Directory of Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers Stationed at Fort Belvoir, Va., 1941-1942 box 2 folder 15
Assorted ULICO materials, 1937-1946, undated box 3 folder 1
ULICO Sales Training Course workbooks, 1944 box 3 folder 2
ULICO News, 1945 box 3 folder 3
ULICO News, 1946 box 3 folder 4
ULICO News, 1947 box 3 folder 5
ULICO News, 1948 box 3 folder 6
ULICO News, 1949 box 3 folder 7
ULICO News, 1950 box 4 folder 1
ULICO News, 1951 box 4 folder 2
ULICO News, 1952 box 4 folder 3
ULICO News, 1953 box 4 folder 4
ULICO Field Inspection Book (blank), undated box 4 folder 5
Life insurance lessons and worksheets, undated box 4 folder 6
ULICO brochures, undated box 4 folder 7
Johnson's Motor Tuning Service Motor Testing Report, 1938 box 4 folder 8
J.C. Wine car expenses notbeook, 1947-1953 box 4 folder 9
Constitution & By-Laws of the Shenandoah County Tuberculosis Association, 1950 box 4 folder 10
Mt. Jackson Methodist Charge canceled checks and deposit slips, 1950-1952 box 4 folder 11
Specifications for tailored suit by L.B. Branner for J.C. Wine, 1951 box 4 folder 12
Boys Service Club of Mt. Jackson programs and newspaper clippings, 1951-1952 box 4 folder 13
J.C. Wine car record book, 1953 box 4 folder 14
J.C. Wine diary, 1970-1973 box 5 folder 1
J.C. Wine diary, 1974-1977 box 5 folder 2

Subseries 1.4: Non-Wine Family Papers, 1885-1909

Title/Description Instances
Samuel Good ledger, 1885-1909 box 11 folder 1
Timebook, undated box 5 folder 3

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Series 2: Photographs, 1897-1986

Series 2: Photographs, 1897-1986, is comprised of loose photographs and bound photo albums primarily of Wine family members. The photographs, many of them identified, document Black Water Falls, Fort McHenry (Baltimore, Maryland), Fort Belvoir (Fairfax County, Virginia), Camp Bethel (Fincastle, Virginia), and scenes of daily life. Community members and friends are depicted (including John C. Myers, 1876-1962, of Broadway), as are family pets and animals. Photographs of Naomi Zirkle Wine's father's 90th birthday are included along with a register of the guests. Miscellaneous photographs include scenes of the National Mall in Washington, DC, the John F. Kennedy funeral procession, and persons who are likely community members or friends, but are otherwise unidentified. Additionally, a signed headshot of country music singer Roy Acuff and a signed facsimile of country music singers Lee and Juanita Moore and their son Roger Lee are included.

Title/Description Instances
Unidentified photographs, 1897-1959, undated box 5 folder 4
Wine family photographs, 1933, undated box 11 folder 2
Wine family photo album, 1933, undated box 5 folder 5
Wine family photographs, 1933-1960, undated box 5 folder 6
Wine family photo album, ca. 1938-1960, undated box 11 folder 3
Fort Belvoir photographs, ca. 1940s box 6 folder 1
Wine family photo album, ca. 1940s-1986 box 11 folder 4
Identified photographs, 1949-1976, undated box 6 folder 2
Photo album, 1960 box 6 folder 3
John F. Kennedy funeral procession photographs, 1963 box 6 folder 4
Joseph H. Zirkle's 90th birthday reception, 1975 box 6 folder 5
Country music photographs, undated box 6 folder 6
Washington, DC National Mall photographs, undated box 6 folder 7
Photo album, undated box 6 folder 8
Photo negatives, undated box 6 folder 9
Wine family photo album, undated box 6 folder 10

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Series 3: Scrapbooks and Ephemera, 1903-1998

Series 3: Scrapbooks and Ephemera, 1903-1998, includes a large selection of blank postcards, both bound in scrapbooks and loose. The scrapbooks also contain greeting cards, with one documenting the birth of J.D. and Naomi Wine's daughter, Mary Sue Wine, and a second documenting J.C. Wine's various medical procedures and hospital stays during 1967-1972. One scrapbook is comprised of menus, newspaper clippings, programs for local music and theatre performances (New Market Theatre), beauty pageants, local church events, high school commencements (New Market, Triplett, Timberville), and related ephemera. Loose postcards depict local scenes as well as national landmarks and scenes of Washington, DC and New York City. Pamphlets and brochures related to J.C. Wine's involvement with the Masonic Lodge and Shriners International are included.

Title/Description Instances
Kitty Huffman Wine postcard scrapbook, 1906-1927, undated box 7 folder 1
J.D. Wine postcard scrapbook, 1907-1914, undated box 7 folder 2
Postcard scrapbook, 1932, undated box OV 2
Scrapbook, 1932-1945, undated box 7 folder 3
Naomi Zirkle and J.C. Wine wedding scrapbook, 1943 box 8 folder 1
Mary Sue Wine baby scrapbook, 1947 box 8 folder 2
Mary Sue Wine scrapbook, 1947-1952 box 11 folder 5
J.C. Wine hospitalization scrapbook, 1967-1972 box OV 2
Postcard scrapbook, undated box 8 folder 3
Non-Virginia postcards, undated box 8 folder 4
Real photo postcards, undated box 8 folder 5
Virginia postcards, undated box 8 folder 6
Religious pamphlets, 1903-1991 box 9 folder 1
Masonic ephemera, 1910-1951 box 9 folder 2
Masonic ephemera, 1952-1998, undated box 9 folder 3
Shriners ephemera, 1951-1952, undated box 9 folder 4
Assorted publications, 1931-1946 box 9 folder 5
Your Hit Parade song lists, 1939-1940 box 9 folder 6
Army pamphlets, 1944 box 9 folder 7
Newspaper clippings, 1945-1982 box 9 folder 8
Farming pamphlets, 1950, undated box 9 folder 9
National Wildlife Conservation Stamps, 1955 box 9 folder 10
Political brochures, undated box 9 folder 11
Virginia brochures, undated box 10 folder 1

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Series 4: Genealogical Materials, 1892-2001

Series 4: Genealogical Materials, 1892-2001, document the Wine family and the related Myers, Zirkle, and Huffman families. The only correspondence in the collection is filed within this series as it relates strictly to Myers family history and their connection to the Wines. The letters are chiefly from Jennie R. Driver to J.D. Wine. J.D. Wine was a great-great grandson of Barbara Wine Myers and Samuel Myers.

Title/Description Instances
Good family death memorial, Ida Florence Wine death memorial, 1892, 1899 box OV 1
J.D. Wine correspondence, 1906-1926 box 10 folder 2
Catherine Garber Harpine correspondence, 1924 box 10 folder 3
Zirkle family genealogy, 1964-1966, undated box 10 folder 3
Huffman family genealogy, 1964-1971, 2001 box 10 folder 4
Wine family genealogy, undated box 10 folder 5

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