Published On: Wed, Jun 25th, 2014

Fifty-Years-Ago

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Thursday, June 25, 1964

From the desk of Mrs. Jane Price Sharp

F. Hamed, who has been in business and farming in Pocahontas for 57 years, left his home at Green Bank on June 7 to return to his home in Lebanon. He spent a week with two of his sons and their families in the Washington D. C. area and had an enjoyable time looking over the city and beautiful country around there. On June 16 at 7:30 p.m. he was to leave Dulles Airport by plane for London and then to Lebanon by the next afternoon at 4 p.m. After he arrived in Washington, his son, Kenneth, and granddaughter decided to go with him.

New Fire Truck

The new combination fire pumper was delivered to the Marlinton Fire Department June 6. This unit was purchased on competitive bids based on price and quality. This pumper is built on a 1964 Chevrolet purchased from Pryor Chevrolet Company.

The cost of this new fire engine was $18,500 and now that it is fully equipped with hose, nozzles and other fire fighting equipment which was transferred from the unit traded in, it is valued at approximately $25,000. The unit was custom-made to our requirements for fire fighting in this area. This unit is equipped with the latest equipment and accessories in the fire service…

At the present time $8,500 has been paid on the new truck leaving an unpaid balance of $10,000. It is our hope that we will be able to pay this off in the near future through the cooperation of the business people and residents of our community and outlying area which we serve.

The success of this department can be contributed to the support which you have given it in the past and its future success depends on your continued support. This is YOUR fire department and when you contribute to it you are helping yourself as much as anyone else, because fire can and will strike anywhere.

 

A True Civil War Story

A letter was received by the late William T. Price, D. D., from an old confederate veteran of Mississippi enclosing a copy of a poem called “The List,” which in now far-off times he had found on the body of his brother, slain on a battlefield in Virginia. The poem was suggested by a list of the casualties in battle near Hanover Junction, in which occurred the name of “Andrew G. Price – Missing.” The poem, “The List,” was signed “Anna” and was published we now learn, in the Central Presbyterian early in the year 1864. The veteran wished to identify the author.

Rev. Price answered that “Anna” was no other than Anna L. Randolph, of Mt. Prospect, near Oakwood, to east of Richmond, and, at this time, the present Mrs. William T. Price. He wrote that his sympathies were deeply touched by the lines of an unknown writer as he read them in the Central, and that he became interested in a grateful way in one who was a total stranger, writing in such a way about the missing one, the flower of our family, the idol of his mother in her humble home so far away. So, Miss Anna Randolph became Mrs. William T. Price.

Andrew Price, the missing one, it was found, had been taken prisoner and sent to Point Lookout, where he died July 7, 1864, in the twenty-first year of his age and now sleeps in Hollywood, Richmond.

Tragedy and sorrow, pathos and poetry, love and long continued happiness are more happily combined in this true story than in any creation of romance – Mrs. Anna V. Hunter

 

BIRTHS

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Larry Kershner, of Beard, a daughter, named Tammy Len.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. William Cox, of Covington, Virginia, a daughter, named Gina Luray.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Friel, of Lewisburg, a son, Michael Allen.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Francis Pyne, of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, a baby boy, named Michael Henry.

 

DEATHS

Michael Vandevander, of Arbovale, fifteen-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Vandevander; burial in the Arbovale Cemetery

Mrs. Beulah Steele Scott, 56, of Beard; daughter of the late Charles and Annie Lewis Steele; burial in the Steele Cemetery at Seebert.

Mrs. Anna Helen Reed, 71; born in Virginia, a daughter of John and elizabeth May Carrol; burial in the Mountain view Cemetery.

Mrs. Maude Crouch, 54, of Mingo; a daughter of the late Edwin and Anna Beatly Hall; member of the Mingo Presbyterian Church and postmistress at Mingo for the past twenty years.

O. Cremor Sharp, 73, of Mace; born at Frost, as son of the late Lee and Aleinda Sharp; burial in the Mountain View Cemetery.

George Edward Wooddell, 84, of Linwood; son of Amos and Susan McAlpin Wooddell; lifelong resident of Linwood community; burial in the Mountain View Cemetery.

Kenneth Lonnie Bryant, 50, of Lewisburg; spent most of his life in Pocahontas County; burial in the Rosewood Cemetery

Forest Lee Hannah, 79, of Valley Head; well-known retied farmer and stockman; burial in the Valley Head Cemetery.

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