Sam Springer

Sam Springer could be hired to help cut brush for neighbors.

"This picture was given to me by Ted and Loretta Evans of Olive Hill.
They originally belonged to Ted's father Vern Evans.
Vern was one of the first people in Olive Hill to own a camera.
His camera mounted onto a tripod and was operated with a cloth hood.
With the aid of his horse and cart he would visit local events and family reunions in the Olive Hill area,
offering people the option to purchase a portrait of themselves or their family.
Later Vern Evans opened a barbershop in Olive Hill (Vern Evans Barbershop) located on Main Street,
opposite the corner of the Post Office (when Main Street contained business on both sides of the street).
He continued to operate his photography business as a sideline.
Many of these pictures have been taken inside the barbershop.

Samuel W. Springer was born March 25, 1892 and died July 18, 1970. He is buried in Ash-Qualls Cemetery.

Leaving family behind in Morehead, KY.,  he settled in Olive Hill sometime after 1930.  
He was a man of large stature (around 6' 5" tall). His hands would make two of another's.   

I am told that he cut brush and cleared pasture-land for people in the Olive Hill area with only a scythe, mattock, and hoe.  
He was known to sit on the "Olive Hill High School  Mural Wall"  when he was up in years and talked with people who would pass by.   
He lived in the apartments above the store "Wear It's At"  in Olive Hill.  When he died, Bill Oney took care of his funeral arrangements. 

Approximate Date of Photo:  1940
Death Certificate: Vol 038: Certified: 18863: Co of Death: Carter: Co of Residence: Carter: Date of Death: 07-18-1970: Age: 78 Yr of Volume: 1970

Submitted by Jolinda Belcher

Back to Your Carter County Photo Album Main Page