2010-06-17 / From Days Gone By

70 Years Ago

From The Files Of June 27, 1940 ’40 Deaths: R. Denny Wible of Waterfall; Mrs. William J. Henry of Clear Ridge; Mrs. Martha Alice Vanorsdale of Amaranth; Robert Samuel

Burrall of Big Cove Tannery.

The local Daily Vacation Bible School is now in its second week with 175 pupils enrolled.

Edison Park Foster, formerly of Knobsville, was drowned near his home at Medical Lake, Washington, while fishing on June 17. He was born in Fulton County in 1900, a son of Edison and Annie Long Foster, who now reside in Chambersburg.

The local Lions Club erected two road signs this week, one on the east and one at the west end of town, with the Lions’ insignia at the top, the name of the town and the meeting date of the club. One of the signs was won by the local club’s sponsorship of the Everett Lions Club last fall

William Fisher of Amaranth received a bruised right leg on Saturday when the truck he was driving collided with a car operated by Irvin Kurtz, 55, of Roaring Spring. The accident occurred near Martinsburg. Damage to the car was set at $200, to the truck at $100.

Jesse W. Mellott and Mary Naomi Hann were wed June 21.

Fulton countians admitted to Everett Hospital last week included Mary Frances Pheasant of McConnellsburg for a tonsillectomy; Daniel Souders of McConnellsburg for a tonsillectomy; and Jobe Peck of Needmore for second degree burns of the left leg, both hands and face.

All the ministers of Fulton County are urged to attend a meeting at The First National Bank on June 28 when plans will be formed for a county interdenominational youth group.

Warren Peterson, 28, of Burnt Cabins, was severely injured in an automobile accident near Burnt Cabins last Thursday evening when the truck he was driving collided with another truck. Given first aid treatment by Dr. Neill, he was taken to the Chambersburg Hospital, where he is being treated for abrasions and contusions of the left side of his face, chest and both legs and a possible back injury.

Other accidents in which county men were involved included the following: on June 24, a car driven by John Stenger of McConnellsburg struck two men on South Second Street; also on June 24, the Ford sedan operated by Mayer Skiles of Big Cove Tannery was hit by another car, and again on the same date, the Ford sedan driven by Frank Knepper of Knobsville was hit by another car.

Ruth Ranck Monaco, youngest daughter of the late William Ranck of Warfordsburg, graduated this week from the South Western University of Law in Washington, D.C.

Mrs. Robert Fryman has received word from Mrs. Will Skinner (Nell Greathead) of the passing way of her eldest son, Aflred Russell Skinner, on June 11 in Springfield, Mo.

Miss Maud Ott received severe bruises and burns last week when she fell down the cellar steps while carrying a teakettle of hot water.

Dr. and Mrs. James G. Rose of Mercersburg celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Wednesday.

Walter R. Sloan of Mc- Connellsburg and Morse Sloan of Murphysville left Monday to attend the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia this week.

Death: Mrs. Clarence Gallaway of Chambersburg.

Miss Martha Divens, former manager of Trimmer’s Store here, has accepted a position in Philadelphia.

Miss Helen Wright of Center is assisting with the work at the Newton Hamilton Training Camp this week.

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