2011-03-03 / From Days Gone By

80 Years Ago

From The Files Of March 12, 1931

Deaths: Mrs. Annie

Frey Shaffner of Mc-

Connellsburg; Mrs. Annie M. Hampton of near McConnellsburg; Hugh H. Auld of Mercersburg; Mrs. Elizabeth Painter Flasher of Three Springs; Charles Carbaugh of Ayr Township.

After 21 years of continuous service with the state, Lewis H. Wible has retired as a director of the Bureau of Statistics in the Department of Agriculture.

George Lake and Violet Hann were wed March 4.

Mrs. Levi Morton of Mc- Connellsburg and Mrs. Virgil McElhaney of near Chambersburg have been taking care of their mother, Mrs. Phoebe Stevens of Fort Littleton, who has been seriously ill.

On Saturday, as a number of young men were shooting mark, Clarence Bender narrowly escaped death when a bullet ricocheted and struck him in the back. “The bullet went through the fleshy part of his back on each side of the spine. If it had been turned the slightest bit, it probably would have entered the spine or lung.”

A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose Brown of Clear Ridge on March 2.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Matthias of Pittsburgh spent the weekend with his aged father, veteran William Matthias, of Burnt Cabins.

Jacob Crouse of Decorum is critically ill. He had been “in feeble health for more than a year and now as the end draws near seems to suffer such intense pain.”

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Reeder are now occupying their beautiful new home on South Second Street.

The three children of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Woodall of Needmore are seriously ill, one suffering from pneumonia.

Rev. William J. Lowe is serving as a juror in the United States District Court at Scranton.

Ray W. Weller has announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for re-election as prothonotary.

Nhyle and John Barton of Akersville are both suffering from scarlet fever.

The Buck Valley correspondent says: “Just a whisker colder today.”

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