2012-04-05 / From Days Gone By

70 Years Ago

From The Files Of April 23, 1942


Printed in this issue is a picture showing five generations of the Elida Knable family of McConnellsburg. Those in the picture are Elida Knable of Mc- Connellsburg, great-great-grandmother, who celebrated her 85th birthday on April 6; Walter S. Kable of McConnellsburg, great-grandfather; Mrs. Elmer Kerlin (Betty Knable) of McConnellsburg, mother; and the newest member of the family, Master Gene Elmer Kerlin.

Deaths: Dora L. Decker; S.E. Walters of Crystal Spring.

Sugar rationing – the first great economic control over the American people – will be ready for operation the early part of May.

Fishermen report that good catches of trout are being made at Allen’s Valley. Leo Fields caught four nice rainbows on Tuesday evening; Lynn Bard caught eight; and Eddie, 6-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Shaw, landed a 10-1/2 inch beauty on Sunday evening.

Also shown on the first page of this issue is a picture of Pfc. Samuel Paylor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Payor, who is stationed at the Quartermasters Depot at Chicago.

Pvt. Kermit A. Ott and Pvt. Clarence M. Lamberson are now stationed at the Army Training Center at Fort Knox, Ky.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mellott moved to Laidig on Monday after an exchange of properties with A.A. Hemminger. Mr. and Mrs. Hemminger are now living in the former Mellott home here.

Rev. and Mrs. Marcus Randall of Fort Loudon, formerly of Hustontown, announce the birth of a daughter on Saturday morning.

Mrs. Estelle Seylar and son Joe returned home on Friday after spending the winter months in Florida.

Mack Kerlin returned to his home in Hustontown on Friday after being a patient in Johns Hopkins Hospital for 10 days.

Raymond Martz of Hustontown had his tonsils and adenoids removed at Hagerstown Hospital last week.

Death: Dr. J. Elmer Hudson of Shade Gap.

Thee Knobsville boys are now stationed at these places: Pvt. Earl Dean Long at Fort Knox, Ky.; Pvt. Harold Hamil of Keesler Field, Miss., and Pvt. Ivan Hamil at Edgewood, Md.

A party was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Foster of Wells Valley in honor of the 18th birthday of Billy Glen Foster on April 14.

Samuel Keebaugh and Zelda Mellott were married on April 15.

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