2012-01-26 / From Days Gone By

60 Years Ago

From The Files Of February 14, 1952

’52 Mrs. Donald Martin of Mc-

Connellsburg was admitted to

Chambersburg Hospital on Monday evening, suffering from a partially collapsed left lung.

Sgt. First Class Henry Wayne Bard and Lois Jean Truax were married January 15.

Howard Hannigen, of the local Soil Conservation Service, has been transferred to the Lehigh County District, with headquarters in Allentown, effective February 18. He will be replaced here by Charles R. Kirk.

A dinner was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Kough, near Hustontown, on February 10 in honor of their 29th wedding anniversary as well as the 54th birthday of Mr. Kough.

Three people died by drowning last Friday night in Thompson Township when the car in which they were riding upset on a culvert and flipped into a mill race. They were identified as Roy A. Faith, 33, of Hancock; Mrs. Virginia Souders, 40, of Berkeley Springs; and Ira D. Lutman, 21, of Cherry Run, W.Va. The owner and driver of the car was Mae Peck, 51, Berkeley Springs. She suffered bruises and shock from the accident, but was able to keep her head above water until help arrived. The accident happened near the Johnson Mill.

Births: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Leon Edward of Webster Mills on February 8; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Metzler of Harrisonville on February 12.

Merrill W. Kerlin announced his candidacy this week for the Republican nomination for representative.

Fulton Camp, No. 726, Woodmen of the World, was instituted in McConnellsburg on January 19.

Seventy years ago Daniel N. Byers of Woodbury, Bedford County, started his career as a barber at 10 cents a head. Despite rising prices, today he still charges 10 cents.

Mrs. Annie Fraker is seriously ill at the home of her daughter, Goldie, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Frehn of Maddensville.

Mr. and Mrs. Ross Barkman, son of Larry and Mrs. Edna McClain of Hustontown, expect to leave this week for a tour of Texas, Louisiana and Florida.

Deaths: John E. Hampton of near Mc- Connellsburg; Mrs. Nora Vallance Harr of McConnellsburg; Mrs. Ruscella Hill Schriever of Warfordsburg.

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