2011-07-14 / From Days Gone By

80 Years Ago

From The Files Of July 23, 1931


Deaths: Mrs.

Charles R. Spaid of

Beavertown, Pa.; Mrs. Sioux Glover Horton of Wells Valley, who died on July 19 as a result of injuries sustained when thrown from a buggy on May 30.

The following young folks from this area are enjoying a 10-day outing at Caledonia: Carol Jean Bohn, Jean Greathead, Martha Hawk, Helen McLucas, Frances Sharpe, Laura Kirk Lodge, Anne Johnston, Mary Lance, Emma Lodge Clevenger, Elizabeth Jane Welde and Dorothy Harris Welde.

From the Covington Virginia: “One of the loveliest characters in all of West Virginia passed out of this world Tuesday, June 30, when Mrs. Blanche Spencer Lashley died at her home in Davis. Formerly of Fulton County, Mrs. Lashley was the mother of the famous Dr. Karl Lashley of the University of Chicago, whose research work in psychology, both in this country and abroad, has brought him to the front ranks of American scientists.

John Stunkard of town marked his 82nd birthday on Tuesday.

The post office at Pleasant Ridge has been transferred to Andover. Due to illness, Baltzer Deshong had to relinquish the postmastership, and Albert Deshong has been named in his stead.

Miss Ellen Smith of Phoenixville, Pa., has been elected as teacher of music in the local schools.

Capt. Sidney Ralph Peters and Eleanor Lee Woodcock were married on Tuesday.

The history of the Mellott family, which began last week, is concluded this week. The last names mentioned are the children of Samuel: Frank, Jessie and Olive. The history was compiled by Mrs. Robert W. Strait Mellott of Webster Mills.

Arlene Warsing celebrated her 16th birthday on July 17.

Born: a son on Saturday to Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Foster of New Grenada.

The Broad Top coal fields, which made many people wealthy, are now idle, with the machinery rusting away.

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