June 8, 1916
Clive Wooddell, 12 years old, of West Marlinton, complimented the editor with the finest basket of strawberries from his garden.
Clyde H. East killed the biggest rattlesnake of the season on North Fork, near Arbovale, one day this week. It was four feet long, had thirteen rattles and put up a great fight before it was dispatched. The reptile came near striking Mr. East a number of times.
Members of Marlinton Camp Modern Woodmen of America to the number of nearly one hundred attended divine services at the Methodist church Sunday morning, the occasion being the annual memorial day of the order.
In the month of May there was rainfall to the amount of 3.72 inches, according to S. L. Brown, local weather observer. An inch and a tenth of rain fell on the 26th. There was one clear day, 27 partly cloudy, and three cloudy. Frost on the 10th and 19th; snow in the mountains on the 17th. The average temperature was 58 degrees; the highest was 82 on the 28th and the lowest 28 on the 19th. The greatest range in a day was from 32 to 74 on May 1st.
Hull Kramer done some good road work around Cloverlick. The Laurel Run road is in very bad condition.
The safest way to handle a hornet’s nest is to let it alone. Some of the candidates were let almost alone.
Miss Grace Curry is home from Huntington school.
The new church at Cloverlick is nearly completed or finished and will be dedicated soon. We understand it is to be a union church.
The health of the people of this community is very good at this time.
Grass and crops are looking very well so far. A large crop of oats and potatoes was planted from Edray to Linwood.
S. B. Moore, of Edray, passed here with his hands enroute to his Linwood farm to shear his sheep.
Frank Jordan has sold his logging contract and outfit to Ellis Dumire, of Warwick.
Charley Beale, of Linwood, and Russell Hannah, of this place, motored to Marlinton Saturday and back Sunday.
J. W. Gibson got a horse badly kicked a few days ago.
We are having cold, wet weather with some frost. Oats and grass looking fine but gardens are late.
W. A. Freeland, of Chicago, has been here the past week demonstrating the Kimball pianos; he sold pianos to Misses Maybelle Grimes and Anna Mary McLaughlin.
Claud Stulting, of Hillsboro, was here this week demonstrating the Dodge car, and sold one to W. H. Dilley.
The people in this vicinity derived much pleasure from the excursion up North Fork Sunday, given by the North Fork Lumber Company. The train left Boyer Siding at 8:20 and arrived on the grounds about ten o’clock, with six hundred people or more and plenty of dinner to feed the crowd. Rev. Watson, who has been holding a series of meeting in the county, delivered a fine sermon. Rev. P. W. Arbogast had charge of the singing. Two or three busy rattlesnakes came out to see and be seen, and were promptly killed.
Those attending the funeral of Peter Cleek from here last Sunday were C. M. Wallace, M. J. McNeel, Billy Cleek, G. W. Fuller, Dr. and Mrs. H. W. McNeel and Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Moore.
PETER CLEEK DEAD
Peter Cleek died at his home on Knapps Creek, Saturday, June 3, 1916…
Mr. Cleek was born February 5, 1840, attaining to the ripe age of 76 years, 3 months and 28 days. He married Miss Effie Amiss and for thirty-nine years their life had been one of happiness and true devotion, their home a place of genuine hospitality. She survives him, together with their six children, John Andrew, Ward, Annie, Kate, Belle and Mary.
Mr. Cleek was a good husband, a devoted father, a successful farmer, a loyal neighbor, and an honored elder of the Westminster Presbyterian Church. During the war he served his state as a faithful Confederate soldier, a member of the 19th Virginia Cavalry.