2012-02-23 / From Days Gone By

40 Years Ago

From The Files Of March 9, 1972


Burials in the old cemeteries scattered throughout the borough of McConnellsburg are rare occurrences nowadays. On Monday of this week, Miss Grace Shimer, who lived on East Lincoln Way, Mc- Connellsburg, and who was the last remaining member of her family, was buried in the family plot in the Methodist Cemetery on North Third Street. The last previous burial in this cemetery was 25 years ago when Clarence Shimer was buried there in 1947. According to records of the Kelso Funeral Home, the last burials in the other cemeteries in town took place in the 1960s when Kate A. Shultz and Maye Sheets Miller were buried in the United Church of Christ Cemetery on East Walnut Street, and Emma L. Sloan and Mary S. Walker were buried in the Presbyterian Cemetery on West Maple Street.

Chauncey McGarvey of town and Bob Stanton of Waynesboro returned on Friday from a nine-day trip to Majorca, Monaco and Nice, France.

Miss Barbara Black, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Black of Waterfall, and a student at Slippery Rock State College, was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester with a 3.5 average.

Robert Gracey of Waterfall is pictured in this issue buying the first state lottery ticket from Ellis Yingling at the Esso Service Center when they went on sale Tuesday morning. Mrs. Henry Deshong of Hustontown was the first to buy a ticket at the A&P Store, but the first to buy at the IGA Foodliner did not care to be identified. By closing time on Tuesday, some 1,500 tickets had been sold by the three licensed agents in McConnellsburg.

Sgt. and Mrs. Harvey Berkstresser of Hustontown announce the birth of a daughter on February 29. They are presently stationed in Germany.

Deaths: Mrs. Maye Bair, Harrisonville; Norman H. Daniels Sr., Greencastle; Miss Grace E. Shimer, Mc- Connellsburg; Marshall Carl Layton of Cumberland, Md.

Birth at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Boyd E. Everts of McConnellsburg on March 1.

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