2010-05-20 / From Days Gone By

80 Years Ago

From The Files Of May 29, 1930
’30 Deaths: DeKalb Wilt of Fort Litt leton; Dr.

George C. Barton of Lakeland, Fla.; Lee James Locke of Burnt Cabins.

G.T. Buckner, chief surveyor, reports that the contract for floodlights will be installed in the near future.

Miss Rilla Houck has been appointed acting postmaster at New Grenada.

Officials of the Department of Agriculture were in McConnellsburg last week and announced that the second tuberculin test of cattle in Fulton County will begin June 2. The test will be made only every three years.

The following will graduate from the McConnellsburg High School this year: Ruth Woodall, Verna Kerlin, Mary Louise Grissinger, Mary Rotz, Margaret Gordon, Betty Nace, Alvin Mellott, Mildred Knauff, D.L. Hohman, John Johnston, Thurman Garland, Frank Stevens, Grace Meloy, Paul Swope, Robert Lamberson, Cathryn Mosser, Helen Grissinger, Sara McGowan, Mildred Peterson, Beatrice Glenn, Inez Fields, Elizabeth Daniels, Irene Glenn, Mary Magsam, Maudelayne Souders, Nancy Nace and Michael Bard.

Following are the names of the Revolutionary War veterans who are buried in the Big Spring Cemetery on the Daniel Knauff farm in Ayr Township: Capt. Charles Taggart, Joseph McKinley, Robert Kendall, William Sloan, William Hunter, James Nelson and Robert Gibson.

The property of the late Miss Alice Hoke on South First Street was bid in at public sale on Saturday by J.K. Johnston for $2,050.

A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Oral Cooper of McConnellsburg at Chambersburg Hospital on May 21.

Mr. and Mrs. Jehu Booth of Clear Ridge made several trips to Chambersburg recently due to the serious illness of their granddaughter, Dorothy Booth, of that place.

W.C. Comerer of Thompson Township burned a lime kiln last week. He had 62 visitors on Wednesday to help fire the kiln.

Death: Mrs. Corinta Litton of Hancock.

A farewell party for the local seniors was given by the junior class at Wah-hela Cottage on Tuscarora Summit on Thursday evening. All the seniors and almost all the juniors were present, as well as representatives of the class of 1928, Miss Helen Ott, and the class of 1929, Ernest Harris. The young people were chaperoned by Prof. and Mrs. Harold C. Welsh, Miss A. Gluck and Miss Gladys Wertz.

Mr. and Mrs. Amos Duvall and family of Akersville spent Tuesday at Shippensburg State Teaches College where their daughter, Velda, graduated in the two-year course.

Mrs. Ida Ritz, 78, of Union Township, pieced a quilt this past winter known as the Pineapple, completing it by hand in 35 days. The quilt contains 1,060 pieces of goods and six spools of threads.

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