2011-12-15 / From Days Gone By

80 Years Ago

From The Files Of December 31, 1931

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Deaths: Rachel Jane Booth of Hancock, whose husband, William

Booth, passed away only six weeks ago; Miss Sallie Hoop of McConnellsburg; Enoch Harvey Fohner of Pleasant Ridge, a veteran of the Civil War.

The two banks in Dry Run will merge, it was announced on Monday after a joint meeting of the directors of the Path Valley State Bank and the Citizens National Bank. A unanimous vote for the merger was cast by the 21 directors and two cashiers present at the meeting. Stockholders and the public in general have for some time been advocating the merger.

At a holiday party on Tuesday evening, given by Miss Blanche Mellott at the Mellott Hotel, Miss Sarah Lamberson, whose engagement to Thomas Watkins of Frackville was recently announced, was the guest of honor. Another highlight of the holiday season was a dance sponsored by the young people of the commu- nity at the McDowell Hotel.

Albert Corman and Helen Wink were married on August 29.

Theodore T. Northcraft of Northcraft and Willa Pearl Lehman of Amaranth were granted a marriage license in Cumberland on December 29.

Five units of the Pennsylvania Railroad Repair Shops in Altoona were destroyed by fire on Sunday. Included in the $1,500,000 loss were 15 locomotives and a large amount of machinery. As a result of the disaster, 1,100 men have lost work.

Announcement of the marriage of Lester Waidich of Mercersburg and Sarah Sheffield of Fort Littleton on September 18 at Ridgway was recently made by the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Sheffield of Fort Littleton.

John Lake, who resides along the Lincoln Highway, just west of town, celebrated his 82nd birthday on December 19.

Harrison Hoover, who is employed in the auditor’s department in the state of Missouri, has been working in Washington, D.C., for the past month. He spent the weekend with his brothers and sisters at the Hoover home at Hiram.

Mrs. Sadie Gunnell of Knobsville is spending several weeks with friends and relatives in Philadelphia.

Mrs. Lavina Anderson has arrived at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rotz of Knobsville, where he expects to spend the winter.

The home of William Post of Hancock was completely destroyed by fire on Monday morning. Nothing was saved except some meat, which was stored in an outbuilding.

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