2011-12-08 / From Days Gone By

80 Years Ago

From The Files Of December 24, 1931


Deaths: Mrs. D.M. Black of near

Waterfall; Wilbur F. Struble of Pittsburgh, well known to many Fulton Countians, died of a blood clot while on a deer hunting trip to Cameron County; John W. Thomas of New Grenada; David Brubaker Chesnut, of near Hancock, who was elected county commissioner at the recent elec- tion; Thomas B. Steveson of McConnellsburg; Samuel F. McClain of Oak Grove.

Mrs. Lavina S. Hill of McConnellsburg has been receiving the congratulations of her many friends in honor of her 93rd birthday on December 22.

Richard Fraker, a student at Juniata College, and Donald and Warren Rinker of Huntingdon are spending the Christmas holidays with Mrs. Alice Fraker of Fort Littleton.

“The Angel’s Christmas,” the pageant presented in the Lutheran Church on Sunday evening, was witnessed by a capacity crowd, a large number being turned away due to the limited seating capacity. Under the direction of Mrs. Donald F. Brake, the part of Mary was played by Dorothy Harris and Joseph by Kenneth Shaw. The angels were portrayed by Mrs. Bruce Ray, Mrs. Edgar Harris, Mrs. George Decker, Mary Dockey, Ethel Glenn, Elizabeth Glenn, Mabel Unger, Rose Black and Blanche Ott. The wise men were Walter Woodal, Walter Ray and George Earley. The shepherds were Harry Ott, C.M. Ray, Howard Stewart, Vaughn Lynch and Donald Downes. Miss Helen Ott presided at the piano and an unusual lighting system arranged by Ken Shaw and Howard Stewart enhanced the whole presentation.

Eugene F. Pourman and Pauline F. Marcella were married on November 14.

Marlin Shimer, student at Penn State, is spending the Christmas holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.N. Shimer.

Mrs. Leslie W. Seylar of town is slowly improving after being seriously ill for several days.

Martha, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Kendall of near town, underwent a tonsil operation in Chambersburg on Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. John Souders gave a kitchen shower on December 8 in honor of their son, Charles, and wife.

Paul Comerer of Burnt Cabins had quite an accident on Friday night. He and Warren Peterson were returning from Mount Union, when, within a mile from home, his car, a Hudson Super Six, burst into flames, the men barely getting out in time to save their lives. The car is a total loss.

Deaths: Mrs. John Julian of Cole Valley; Mrs. Laura Allloway Black of Oak Grove.

Born: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Larkin Bolinger of New Grenada.

A kitchen shower was held in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hill of Amaranth on December 5 in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Carson.

Mrs. Nellie Gordon Bennett of Hancock was buried at Damascus on Monday afternoon.

“Fry sausage cakes and pineapple and serve them on top of the other. The tartness of the pineapple offsets the rich flavor of the sausage.”

Mrs. Margaret C. Linn celebrated her 93rd birthday on December 8.

Pat Malone, the big league baseball star, recently purchased hunting ammunition at the Racket Store.

Mrs. M.H. James has closed the Fulton House for the winter and has joined her husband in Harrisburg.

Mrs. Isaac Baker of Waterfall celebrated her 81st birthday on December 5.

Miss Mildred Ebert, one of the teachers at Fort Littleton, was summoned to Philadelphia on Monday due to the sudden death of her mother. Miss Mary Logan Nace is teaching in her absence.

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