Biographical Sketches of Members of Congress, Members of the Legislature,
Officers of the State Governement and judges of the Supreme Court of Appeals,
West Virigina, 1917
West Virginia Legislative Hand Book and Manual and Official Register, 1917,
Compiled and Edited by John T. Harris, Clerk of the Senate,
The Tribune Printing Co., Charleston, West Va.
pgs. 719 – 770
HONAKER WILLIAM B. (Republican.) One of
the delegates from the county of Mercer; lives at Matoaka.
Born February 11 1870; educated in common, private and
summer normal schools; engaged in teaching in Raleigh
and Mercer counties from 1888 to 1899; was County Super-
intendent of Schools of Mercer county from 1895 to 1899;
moved to McDowell county in 1902 and engaged in the
coal business there until 1908 when he returned to Mercer;
Submitted by: Valerie Crook