2011-03-10 / From Days Gone By

60 Years Ago

From The Files Of March 22, 1951

Jno. P. Sipes, Fulton County’s oldest attorney, died at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore on

Sunday morning after an illness of two weeks. Mr. Sipes, who liked to see his first name abbreviated and with the middle initial, was 94 years of age. He was a member of Fulton County Bar for the past 71 years, having been admitted on October 9, 1879.

Sunday was a “red letter day” at the Methodist Church here. Forty-three united with the church and 23 were baptized.

Larry, 5-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Warthin, has returned home after three weeks of treatment at the St. Joseph’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia.

Chester Chamberlain and Freda Vera Foreman were married on Friday evening.

The Lions Club will hold its annual Easter egg hunt on the local school grounds on Saturday morning.

Mrs. Wilson Wheeler has been elected president of the McConnellsburg Woman’s Club.

These seven young men left by bus from McConnellsburg on Wednesday morning for induction into the armed forces: C. Edward Beatty of Needmore; Carl Eugene Bain of Websters Mills; Roy Harold Fink of Crystal Spring; Norman W. Hann of Needmore; Ralph Edward Garland of Crystal Spring; Willard Glendon Lynch of Big Cove Tannery; and Maurice James Bishop of Hancock.

Births: a son to Mr. and Mrs. John Lowans of Mc- Connellsburg on March 15; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Sponsler of Harrisonville on March 18; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Truax of Cito on March 18; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Taylor of Hustontown on March 19; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. D.F. Trout of Bethesda, Md., on March 15.

George M. Smith and Helen Virginia Gress were married on March 3.

Stella Sponsler, a first-year student at the School of Nursing at the Atlantic City Hospital, is the star of the school’s basketball team this year, racking up high scores in every game. She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Sponsler of Harrisonville.

Guy Oakman has been elected commander of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Deaths: Dorsey Feight of Sykesville, Md.; Isaac Mellott of Wells Tannery; Annie DeShong; Rev. Charles Franklin Jacobs of York.

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