2010-08-05 / From Days Gone By

70 Years Ago

From The Files of August 15, 1940
’40 Fulton Countians admitted to Everett Hospital during the past week included John C. Bracken of Wells Tannery for treatment of an

injured back; Edward Lynch of Websters Mill for treatment of six fractured ribs; and Scott Edwards of McConnellsburg for gastrointestinal series. The following were admitted for tonsillectomies: Roger Elvey, Martha Culler and Dorothy Kendall, all of McConnellsburg; Betty Lane, Dora Lane, Lois Lane and William Lane, all of Hustontown; Kathleen Shaffer of New Grenada; and Beryl Varner of Richmond Furnace. Bernard Laughlin of Hustontown was treated at the dispensary for a laceration of the right hand.

The second annual firemen’s carnival, which was held in McConnellsburg last week, was a larger success than had been hoped for. Huge crowds filled the grounds every night and thronged the streets of the borough Friday night to see the largest parade McConnellsburg has witnessed since the Sesquicentennial. Supt. Harold C. Welsh and Joseph Shelly of McConnellsburg and Brooks Smith of Warfordsburg served as judges for the parade.

Last small details are being completed on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Fulton County this week and machinery in most cases has been entirely removed from the county. Workmen are now busily engaged putting up guardrails along the super highway – 500,000 feet of them.

The property of the late Mr. Seylar, consisting of dining room, novelty and curio shop, cottages, etc., has been pur- has been connected with the parks of Washington, D.C., since his discharge from the U.S. Engineer Corps at the close of the World War and now operates the National Zoological Park Restaurant in Washington.

These two young men enlisted in the U.S. Army during July: Harvey Edwards, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Edwards of Big Cove Tannery, Coast Artillery, Fort Monroe, Va., and William Cassel, son of Miss Pauline Cassel of near McConnellsburg, Coast Artillery, Panama.

George Albert, 22, of Pittsburgh, was instantly killed Saturday morning when the truck he was driving left the road at the Thomastown turn, west of town, and rolled down an embankment.

Robert Elliott Lodge and Anne Elizabeth Johnston were wed August 8.

Max E. Madden and Ferne Bergstresser were married on July 30

The Stone Inn, three miles north of McConnellsburg, was purchased recently by Peter Morton Jr. of Butler.

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Mellott of Needmore announce the birth of a son on August 10. He has been named Earl Wendell Wilkie Mellott.

On August 8, 1900, Albert F. King and Myrtle Frances Shaw were married in Three Springs by Rev. W.J. Shaffer. To celebrate their ruby wedding anniversary, Mrs. King served a delicious supper to a number of guests at the King home in New Grenada.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred M. Shoop of Burnt Cabins have announced the engagement of their daughter, Genevieve V. Shoop to Glenn R. Houck of Orbisonia.

Mrs. Harry Hamil and Mrs. Vallie Lowe are attending the convention of the American Legion Auxiliary at Reading this week.

John Mosser and Boyd Fore Jr. left on Monday for an eight-week tour of the Western and Southern states.

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