2011-08-04 / From Days Gone By

80 Years Ago

From The Files Of August 13, 1931


Deaths: Mrs. Curchia Truax Spade of Clear Spring, Md; Mrs. Goldie

(Witter) King of near Hustontown; Charles Noel Hoover of Three Springs; Wilmer E. Stevens; John W. Gunnels of Philadelphia.

Benjamin Herman, the 5-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Abner Shives of Gem, was instantly killed on Saturday evening when he walked from behind a load of oats his father was hauling, into the path of a car. Both of the child’s legs and one arm were broken and his ribs were fractured.

Robert Waugh, 27-year-old son of William and Nora Waugh of Warfordsburg, was instantly killed on August 4 when he came in contact with a live wire while working as a lineman near Wilmington, Del.

Thomas Morton of Andover received a badly crushed foot on Tuesday when a log rolled on him.

G.E. Clouser is reported as being in critical condition at his home near Webster Mills.

Walter Kendall cut a gash in his left arm about six inches long last week when he went into a grain house in the dark and walked into a grain cradle.

The new 5.2-mile section of Route 522 between Amaranth and Warfordsburg will be opened to the public about August 15.

Levi Morton is confined to bed with typhoid fever.

F.M. Taylor, Republican candidate for the nomination for county commissioner, is now in the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia where he underwent a second operation on his right foot in which more of the one bone was cut out.

Mr. and Mrs. Warren Foreman of Decorum are the proud parents of a new baby boy, the third child in this home.

Among those who attended the Newton Hamilton Camp Meeting on Sunday was Mrs. Flora Cromer on Burnt Cabins. It was in 1974 that Mrs. Cromer last attended this meeting, so she saw many changes.

William Lister of Burnt Cabins is now employed in Washington, D.C.

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