2011-08-04 / From Days Gone By

60 Years Ago

From The Files Of August 16, 1951


Three young county men will be inducted into the Army Services on

August 30. They are Leroy Anderson Schooley of McConnellsburg; Gerald Eugene Wright of Hopewell; Robert Theodore Mellott of Needmore. Morris Lee Sipes of Harrisonville reported to Pittsburgh on Wednesday of this week for a physical examination.

Miss Mildred Hull left Wednesday for Cheyenne, Wyo., to resume her teaching duties.

Oscar Garland, 62, of Hustontown, was killed on Tuesday morning when his tractor ran off a hillside and tumbled down an embankment.

A large barn on Timber Ridge, owned by Lewis Everts, was destroyed by fire early Sunday morning after it was set ablaze by a flash of lightning.

Announcement has been made of the engagement of Mary Shimer to William H. Cunningham, both of McConnellsburg.

A steer owned by Ben Truax, which placed 11th at the Bedford Fair, was sold for 45 1/2 cents a pound at the sale Friday morning. The 1050-pound animal brought $477.75. Donald Gress’ steer, which placed fifth, was sold for 43-1/2 cents a pound, for a total of $445.

Births: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rhodes of McConnellsburg on August 10; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pittman of McConnellsburg on August 10; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Kermit L. Bard of McConnellsburg on August 14.

Deaths; John Ray Doyle Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Doyle Sr. of Gibsonia, who died of shock from burns he received a day and a half earlier; Bertie Lloyd Souders of Ayr Township; Mrs. Alice Gordon Kammerere of Brush, Colo.; Isaac S. Park of Maddensville; William Harden Ulsh of Chambersburg.

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