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Alberta Ramage Neely

Born: Aug 27, 1880

Death: Jun 30, 1976

Birthplace: Milford

Nationality: United States

Alberta Ramage Neely

Date of Birth : Aug 27, 1880
Date of Death : Jun 30, 1976
Birth Place : Milford

Alberta Ramage Neely was the wife of former Governor of West Virginia Matthew M. Neely and served as that state's First Lady, 1941-1945. She was born August 27, 1880, at Milford, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Fairmont Normal School, now Fairmont State University, and attended Randolph-Macon College at Ashland, Virginia and Emerson College of Elocution at Boston, Massachusetts. In 1903, she married Matthew M. Neely. As first lady during the U.S. involvement in World War II, she sold war bonds and raised money for servicemen's clubs. After leaving office, the Nelly's moved to Washington, D.C., where Matthew Neely served in the United States Senate until his death in 1958. She moved to Fairmont, West Virginia, where she died on June 30, 1976.


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