2010-07-22 / From Days Gone By

80 Years Ago

From The Files Of July31, 1930

Deaths: Walter Rohm of Mapleton; Francis O. Mellott of Winona Lake, Ind.; Mrs. Louisa Jane Barton of near Akersville; Jewel Lucille Keefer. ’30Another story appears in this issue concerning the marker to be erected marking the last bivouac of Confederate soldiers on Pennsylvania soil. Part of this story follows: “the camp at McConnellsburg extended from the town to the John B. Patterson farm, where Brig. Gen. Bradley Johnson made his headquarters, spending the night there and with his aides taking supper and breakfast in the home. The general paid $600 for their overnight accommodations. They were closely followed Sunday morning by Brig. Gen. William A. Averell with more than 1,000 Federal cavalry until they crossed the Potomac River at Hancock.” From a report written by Gen. Johnson, the following is taken: “reached Hancock about 1:00 p.m. and stopped to feed, while Brig. Gen. McCausland demanded of the town authorities in Hancock a ransom of $30,000 and 5,000 cooked rations. I explained to him that the whole population of the town was only 700 and without moneyed resources, which made that amount absolutely impossible to collect.”

Howard B. Knepper who was reared at Center and who went into Boy Scout work after teaching for some time, has been appointed Scout executive for Jefferson, Elk, Clearfield and Centre counties. He will reside and have headquarters in DuBois.

Dr. Harry Cunningham of Enid took dinner on Sunday with his brother, W.L. Cunningham of Enid.

Many of the farmers are hauling water for their stock. Streams and springs are becoming polluted which may result in an epidemic of sickness should the drought continue.

The Mason meadow and hill east of town caught fire on Wednesday from a pile of brush that was being burned. The fire came dangerously near the Glazier garage.

A surprise party was held at the Samuel Denisar home on July 17 in honor of the 18th birthday of his granddaughter, Lois Horton of Altoona.

Roy Sheeder’s Garage, located on the Lincoln Highway at the top of Bates Hill, was totally destroyed by fire last Thursday evening. Several cars stored in the building were also burned.

Mrs. Will Black is seriously ill at her home on East Lincoln Way.

The Fulton County Fair Association has awarded a contract to P.B. Foreman for the erection of buildings on the recently purchased fairgrounds. To be erected are a 40x100 exhibit shed, 32x50 chicken shed, 24x72 stock shed, 32x100 horse and cattle shed, 35x94 grandstand, 24x36 stage and 14x14 bandstand. The contract price is $3,950 and the buildings must be completed by September 15.

Death: George Nebraska Garland of Hollywood, Fla.

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