2010-07-15 / From Days Gone By

80 Years Ago From The Files Of July 24, 1930 30

’30 Deaths: Thomas A. Appleby of Mount Union; Mrs. J. Truax of Breezewood; Mrs. Dennis Hess of near Hustontown; Charles Howard Kendall of

Altoona; M. Easton Stunkard of Six Mile Run; Joseph H. Hess of near Warfordsburg.

Recent births: a son on July 14 to Mr. and Mrs. Albert M. Doyle of Ayr Township; a daughter on July 9 to Mr. and Mrs. Floyd McQuade of McConnellsburg; a son, Earl, to Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Barnhart of Ayr Township on July 3; a son, Harry Jr., to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Seiders of McConnellsburg on June 30.

The historical marker near the Patterson farm will be unveiled next Thursday. The marker, of native stone, will bear this inscription, “General Bradley T. Johnson of the Confederate Army encamped 20 rods west of this market at the Patterson home, July 31, 1864, after the burning of Chambersburg. This was the last Confederate bivouac north of he Mason and Dixon Line. Erected by the Pennsylvania Historical Commission and the Fulton County Historical Society and dedicated by the Pittsburgh Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy.”

The John A. Irwin Store was entered last Thursday night and the money drawer with about $30 in it was taken by the thief.

Clarence Naugle of Burnt Cabins left on Sunday for Tamaqua where “he will be engaged in the corn borer business until fall.”

The supervisors of Ayr Township have awarded a contract to R.R. Myers of Lewistown for the construction of a bridge over Back Run at the Brewer farm for $3,750.

The people of the Damascus Church have installed a new lighting system.

Despite all the dry weather, the stork visited in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Amos Ward of Buck Valley last Friday and left a set of twin babies.

Riley C. Peck marked his 39th birthday last week.

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