Thursday, April 9, 1923
In a little free for all at Madison Wilson’s restaurant Sunday night, Richard Stewart, a section hand, was shot through the leg with a 38 pistol, and Madison Wilson got busted over the head with the butt of a gun. Wilson was put under bond for the grand jury.
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The community was shocked to hear of the death of Esty C. Kershner, which occurred at Frankford Sunday morning. He was on the roof of the Methodist Church putting out a fire. He asked his nephew to relieve him as he was exhausted and felt sick. He fell in a faint on the roof and thence to the ground, a distance of nearly twenty-five feet. He died immediately. His age was 52 years, and he is survived by his wife and seven children.
Mr. Kershner was well known in Marlinton, where he has often worked at his trade as a carpenter. For the past ten months he had been employed on the new Marlinton Methodist Church as head carpenter.
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W. R. Sutton, of Hosterman, was in the Levels this week and bought some purebred Herefords from J. S. McNeel. He got four head, two yearling bulls and two yearling heifers. The herd was driven to Marlinton Monday evening.
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The house of John Adkison, on the head of Swago, burned down last Saturday. Fire caught in the roof, and the high wind prevailing, nothing could be done to save it. Just a few pieces of furniture could be gotten out. The family of the late J. W. Loudermilk lived with Mr. Adkison and they, too, lost their belongings.
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Local weather observer S. L. Brown recorded a temperature of four degrees above zero on Sunday morning, April 1.
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Born to Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hawkins, at Warwick, April 1, 1923, a daughter.
The other day at the Marlinton station there was a whole carload of “garden” honeysuckle roots and stems. Inquiry brought the information that it had been shipped in by the railroad to be planted on sliding banks along the right of way. A great deal of it had been used in this way, and it was proving highly satisfactory in preventing landslides. The foliage covers the scarred ground and through the summer the strong sweet odor of the flowers scents every passing breeze… Our woods honeysuckle is not honeysuckle, but azalea, and there are three or more kinds of azaleas in this region.
The community was shocked by the death of Miss Emma Burner.
The funeral of Mrs. India Cassell was largely attended.
J. B. Nottingham has bought himself a nice car.
L. C. Morris has killed four wild cats this winter and spring.
W. D. Slavin is away from his store this week, doing farm work on his new place.
The town council held its regular monthly meeting Monday night. The old question of fencing odds and ends of streets in Marlinton was revived in an acute form.
On motion, the order of record of April 3, 1922, was reaffirmed, and in addition thereto, it was ordered that every part of street or alley under fence be thrown open within thirty days from date. The motion was carried with one dissenting vote…
Main Street ordered to be put in repair at the earliest practical time for inspection by the State Road Commission with a view to taking it over as part of the State road system.
On Thursday afternoon March 29th at 2:30 p.m. Ward A. Kiner and Mary Jemima Hamrick, of Woodrow came to the Presbyterian Manse and were united in matrimony by the Rev. H. H. Orr. Misses Ida May Burgess and Bertha M. Barlow with Lloyd Woods witnessed the ceremony.
On Friday night, March 16, at about midnight, Mrs. Virginia Clark Burner, of Durbin, passed out of this life after being ill for several days with bronchial pneumonia…She was married September 11, 1866, to Allen E. Burner.
To this union were born five children, all of whom survive her, C. L. C. Burner, Mrs. Lula M. Blackhurst, Miss Emma P. Burner, Elmer D. Burner, Dr. Allen E. Burner, with whom she was living at the time of her death.
Mrs. Burner’s husband died several years ago. She was a woman of intelligence and culture and of high ideals…
Her body was laid to rest in the Bartow Cemetery.
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Mrs. Abigail Curry Smith passed to her heavenly home February 19, 1923. On May 9, 1865, she was married to Joseph S. Smith and for fifty-six years they lived most happily together. Brother Smith’s going away was just eighteen months before her.
She was the mother of five children, who survive her: Mrs. C. L. Clark, Mrs. Perry Bosworth, Mrs. Sandy Auldridge, Mrs. Ewell Kramer and Marvin C. Smith.
For years, brother and sister Smith lived near Mill Point, where their home was known as a home of love, hospitality and prayer. Their home was the preacher’s home and the stranger was not turned away… J. D. Pope
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