2010-12-30 / From Days Gone By

80 Years Ago

From The Files Of January 8, 1931
’31 Mr. and Mrs. Mack Miller and baby have taken up housekeeping in the Stull Baldwin house at Burnt Cabins.

Deaths: George W. Gray of near Warfordsburg; Ernest Alva Linn of McConnellsburg.

A.P. Doran of Burnt Cabins has been confined to his home for several weeks with sciatic rheumatism.

The first meeting of the McConnellsburg Fire Co. was held last week in the local IOOF hall. Jacob Clevenger, having been appointed chief by the borough council, presided. The first officers elected were: Bruce Harris and Ernest Harris, assistant chiefs; Ernest Harris, secretary; Howard Stewart, treasurer; Peter Morton Jr., Russell Horton and Bruce Harris, trustees; John Black, Charles Ray and George Decker, examination committee; Walter Black, Harter Sheeder and John Steach, committee on grievances; Howard Stewart, captain of hose; Charles Patterson, lieutenant of hose; James Keyser, captain of chemical hose; Luther Black, lieutenant of chemical hose; Ernest Cooper, captain of hook and ladder; Wayne Q. Taylor, lieutenant of hook and ladder; and Edgar Harris, Robert Linn and Paul Shimer, committee on finances. Dues for each member of the new committee will be 20 cents per month.

Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Rice of near Amaranth celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on December 23.

Miss Martha Lodge has returned to Cambridge, Mass., where she is a senior in the Sargent School of Physical Education.

George Davis of Hancock seriously cut himself last week when he fell on a piece of glass.

Pine Grove Sunday School of Wells Tannery celebrated the 50th anniversary of its organization on Sunday.

Geraldine Amick marked her 16th birthday Dec. 6.

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