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By Marcy Thompson
Picturing The Past 

Silversteen, Osborne Help Boy With Cleft Palate


Last updated 5/23/2016 at 6:57pm

Joseph Silversteen

Joseph Silversteen is credited for helping bring industry to Transylvania County in the early 1900s. In "A History of ...Estatoe Ford, Jeptha, Toxaway, Eastatoe...Rosman, N.C." Rebecca Suddeth states, "Joseph and Elizabeth Silversteen were benefactors to many in the town of Rosman, and elsewhere. They were concerned about their community and the people who lived there. They were willing to help -provide money, land, lumber - in any way possible to aid in the betterment and enrichment of the people."

This generous spirit shines through in stories such as that of the Broom family. Rev. H...

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