Roscoe R. Daniell was born in 1906 to F. Fleet and Anna Graham Daniell in Wirt County, WV. He was a 1926 Elizabeth High School graduate. After leaving Elizabeth High School, he followed his dream by becoming a Vocational Agriculture (Vo-Ag) teacher at Wirt County High School.

Stricken with polio in 1947, Daniell spent almost two years in Baltimore, MD hospitals before returning to his wife and four children in Wirt County. It was such a severe case of polio that it left him paralyzed in three of his extremities. Having been unable to work for nearly 18 years, Daniell was part of the first cohort of individuals served by the West Virginia Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Project 1559. He had such good progress with the Program that he was encouraged to move on to bigger and better things. In June of 1965, at the age of 59, Daniell and his wheelchair entered the University of Illinois - nationally known for its elimination of architectural barriers to the disabled, to pursue a Master's Degree in guidance and counseling. He successful obtained that degree and returned to West Virginia.

Roscoe Daniell's Wirt County heritage is long lived, with education always being important to him and his family. His love for Wirt County was very strong and an annual scholarship in his memory to support the students graduating from Wirt County High School is only fitting.