2009-01-15 / From Days Gone By

60 Years Ago

From The Files Of January 27, 1949

'49 Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Brown of Altoona, parents of Mrs. E.H. MacKinlay of McConnellsburg, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary

on December 27.

"Tinker," little son of Mr. and Mrs. M.H. Garlock, underwent an appendectomy at Everett Hospital last week.

D.L. Gregory was elected on January 21 to serve as president of the Fulton County Sportsmen's League for 1949.

The annual report from the McConnellsburg State Police substation shows that 11 persons were killed in Fulton County during 1948.

Death: Jere Cromer of Burns, Ore.

Births: a son, Rodney Leroy, to Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Decker of McConnellsburg on January 13; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Guy Shives of Harrisonville; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Reed Sowers of Warfordsburg on January 10; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Gress of Knobsville on January 21; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Keefer of Big Cove Tannery on January 22; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Martz of Knobsville on January 23.

Pfc. Robert L. Sponsler, who served 28 months in the European Theatre during World War II, recently re-enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Sponsler of Harrisonville.

Fulton County's oldest citizen, John Comerer, will quietly observe his 99th birthday on January 30 at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ott of town.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Finniff of Harrisonville are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

Death: Chalmer Gress of Knobsville.

Mr. and Mrs. L.W. Strait of Knobsville celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary on January 19. Their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Souders, marked their fifth anniversary on January 24.

Rexie Wright, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Wright of Center, broke his leg while playing at school last week.

Deaths: Ephraim Mellott of South Lakemont; Mrs. F.A. Somers of Fostoria, Ohio; Charles Calvin Rotz of Chambersburg; Frederick F. Unger of Mercersburg, editor and publisher of the Mercersburg Journal; James H. Johnston of Webster Mills.

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