2011-09-22 / From Days Gone By

40 Years Ago

From The Files Of September 30, 1971

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Col. Louise A. Breault Jr., 54, Arlington, Va., was pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner R. C. McLucas last Thursday after he was found lying beside a tractor he had been using to haul stones on his farm property at Patterson Run Road, west of McConnellsburg. Police theorized that Breault had been operating the tractor in a wooded area when the front wheel struck a protruding rock, causing him to lose control. The tractor veered left and ran into two trees, throwing him to the ground.

Fulton County showed a total of 563 farms in the 1969 Census of Agriculture, according to figures released this week by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of the Census.

The Fulton County Sportsmen’s League is presently working on another conservation program in Fulton County to improve the fishing conditions in this area. The club initiated a stream improvement project on Ester Run, near the cooperative fish nursery. The club’s first project was a single log dam, which was completed on Sunday, September 19.

The Pennsylvania State Police will now accept applications from qualified women for the position of trooper.

Deaths: Willis W. Watkins, Three Springs; Mrs. Julia Ann Mellott Wertz, Hancock; Mrs. Anna B. Briggs, Chambersburg; Mary Ann Douglas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Douglas of Hopewell.

Births at the Medical Center: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Karl Barnett of Hustontown on September 18; a son to Mr. and Mrs. John Deremer of Breezewood on September 21; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Perry Mellott of Hancock on September 21; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Blake of Warfordsburg on September 22; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Gary Waugh of Hancock on September 24.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Stunkard were honored at an open house at their home in Wells Tannery on September 5 for their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple was married at the Methodist parsonage in Three Springs on September 8, 1921.

Mr. and Mrs. Lamberth Edward Ford of Wells Tannery celebrated their 60th anniversary on September 17.

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