2011-10-27 / From Days Gone By

80 Years Ago

From The Files of November 12, 1931

’31

Deaths: Allen Stanley Welch of Mt.

Union, for nearly 40 years owner and senior editor of the Mount Union Times; Harry Berkstresser of Big Cove Tannery, who died in Chambersburg Hospital as the result of burns received a week earlier when, due to an attack of epilepsy, he fell into a fire.

In its annual report, the Fulton County chapter of the American Red Cross lists the following: 13 needy families given assistance; eight stranded people helped; meals provided for six unemployed; 2,000 pieces of clothing distributed; and 100 packages of garden seeds distributed.

Clarence Hendershot, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clay Hendershot of Buck Valley, who for several years was known to sports fans as “Buckshot” and who for the past four months has been a member of the U.S. Marines, was one of the bodyguards for President Hoover at a recent celebration at Yorktown, Va. He is now serving aboard the SS Arkansas.

Charles W. Souders and Faye H. Lamberson were married on October 20.

Alfred A. Bolinger and Martha A. McElwee were married on October 21.

Harry Elvey was the victim of a shooting accident on Wednesday morning when shots fired from the gun of James Black penetrated his face and hand.

A son was born to Mr. and Mr. Frank H. Johnston of Webster Mills on Nov. 1.

J. S. Alexander, Ross Doyle, Lewis Garlock and Asa Keefer left on Monday for Potter County to hunt bear.

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