2011-09-29 / From Days Gone By

50 Years Ago

From The Files Of October 12, 1961


Marshall Norman Mellott, 56, Harrisonville, was killed instantly on Saturday when the tractor he was driving overturned, pinning him beneath it. Mellott was helping with the corn harvest on the farm of his uncle, Norman Mellott, on the Patterson Run Road.

County registration figures for the November 7, 1961, Municipal Election show 2,870 Democratic, 2,199 Republican and 36 nonpartisan, a total of 5,105 voters, compared to 5,150 in November 1960.

The following men from Fulton County have enlisted in the armed forces: David Ross Kylor, Burnt Cabins; Luther Ernest Kylor, Burnt Cabins; Harry A. Brissett, Richmond Furnace; Glever Browand Horton, Burnt Cabins; Randy Rudolph Smith, Warfordsburg; and W. Kenneth Purnell, Wells Tannery.

Richard F. Wilson and Mary Jane Mellott, both of Needmore, and Wade Garland of McConnellsburg and Shirley Wible of Three Springs applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse last week.

Sheridan Mellott of Needmore suffered a broken back when he fell from the first floor of a new home he was helping to build, to a concrete basement eight feet below. Mellott is employed as a carpenter by E.W. Pyles, and the house under construction is located on Route 16.

The new post office at Warfordsburg will be dedicated on Saturday, October 14. The first post office was established in 1851 at “Warfordsburgh,” which changed to Warfordsburg in 1893.

Mack Clevenger of Knobsville is serving with the National Guard at Fort Knox, Ky.

The Allegheny Power System Inc. announces that it will be acquiring the Cumberland Valley Electic Co., which provides electric service to McConnellsburg and portions of Fulton County.

Mr. and Mrs. Varian Hoover drove to Buffalo recently to attend the funeral of his mother.

In an article entitled “The Old Village Post Office,” Helen F. Rinker looks back nostalgically at the Fort Littleton Post Office.

Phyllis Jean Gordon and Lyle Eugene Kerns of Hancock were married on September 16 in the Damascus Christian Church.

The Buck Valley Cannery closed for the season on Saturday.

John Ritz of Amaranth is in Hagerstown Hospital with a broken leg. Thomas Swain of Needmore is training as a barber at the Harrisburg Barber School.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bradnick observed their 21st wedding anniversary on October 12.

Carl G. Hann announces his candidacy for associate judge of Fulton County.

Births at the Medical Center: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Golden of Hancock on September 25; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Shives, Harrisonville, on September 26; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Harry McQuade of McConnellsburg on September 26; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Parker Hann, McConnellsburg, on September 26; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Earley on September 28; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Heage, Six Mile Run, on September 30; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Shannon Barton, Harrisonville, on September 30; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sandblower II, Mercersburg, on September 30; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Williams, Breezewood, on September 30; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Fraker, Fort Littleton, on September 30; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Layton, Amaranth, on October 1; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Earl Clevenger of Needmore on October 1.

Deaths: Theodore W. Mellott of Maplewood, N.J., formerly of Fulton County; James E. Lashley, Hancock; Gerald P. Hess, Baltimore, formerly of Saluvia.

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