2010-07-01 / From Days Gone By

80 Years Ago From The Files Of July 10, 1930

’30 Deaths: Estella Dorothy Bain of McConnellsburg; Dr. William Van Kirk of Roanoke, Va.; Mrs. Mary Mansberger Starr.

Donley H. Mumma and Helen Lillian Buchwald were married on June 28.

Mrs. Katie Hopple of near Mercersburg is in critical condition in Chambersburg Hospital. Mrs. Hopple’s foot became infected after she cut a corn, to such an extent that the foot had to be amputated. She is a sister of Mrs. James K. Cooper of Webster Mills and of Edward Keyser of near town.

All departments of the local Methodist Church were present on Sunday for a special assemblage to honor A.U. Nace on his 81st birthday and his 36th year as superintendent of the Sunday School.

The Fulton County Historical Society will unveil another marker on July 31, marking the spot of the last campfire of the Confederate Army in Fulton County. This is where the lane leaves the state highway into the Patterson farm, south of town. A marker of native stone from the Patterson quarry, upon which will be fastened a bronze plate furnished by the State Historical Society, will be placed on the spot.

Miss Grace Colledge, who is employed in the silk mill at Chambersburg, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Colledge of McConnellsburg.

Mrs. George McKee of Buck Valley is critically ill.

While working on an automobile last week, Brown Miller of Hustontown slipped on some grease, fell and broke both bones in his right arm. His wife, while cranking a car the week before, had the same misfortune.

D.S. Henry of Clear Ridge celebrated his 49th birthday on June 27

McCauley Pittman marked his 52nd birthday on July 5.

The mail truck of Clyde Sponsler was completely destroyed by fire on Monday evening. He had finished his day’s work with the mail and was going after a load of wood when the mishap occurred.

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