2012-03-01 / From Days Gone By

80 Years Ago

From The Files Of March 17, 1932

’32

Deaths: William

Hendershot of Buck

Valley; John Hoover of Hustontown; Mrs. Elmira C. Decker of Ferndale, Johnstown; Thomas W. Graham of Cove Gap; Mrs. Effamy Douglas of Plum Run; Mrs. Anna M. Simon of Hopewell; Mrs. Mary Bertie Andrews of Warfordsburg.

George Fischer, about 70, of Thompson Township, who conducted a feed store in Hancock, was burned to death when fire destroyed his home on Tuesday evening. Mr. Fischer and his wife had left the house when they found it on fire, but she rushed back in to get a coat. When she came back out, she found her husband gone, presumably into the house to get a purse which contained several hundred dollars. Mr. Fischer’s remains were found on Wednesday morning, the arms and legs to the knees burned from the body.

A son was born on Sunday in the Chambersburg Hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Luther Stinson of Burnt Cabins.

Ernest Harris returned to the University Hospital in Philadelphia on Wednesday to receive further treatment for his arm, which was severely burned by acid several months ago.

Lester, son of Mrs. Elsie Sipes, is seriously ill with pneumonia, the seventh time he has had this illness.

Mrs. Russell Glazier is substituting as teacher at McGovern’s School while the regular teacher, Mrs. Anna Wible, is seriously ill with the flu, which has affected her ears, causing deafness.

Miss Helen McGehee of Burnt Cabins went to Lewistown last Sunday where she has found employment.

George Schetrompf and Margaret Means were wed recently.

Death: infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Reel.

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