100-Years-Ago

Thursday, October 15, 1914

Kenny Weiford’s family, of Warwick, has been stricken with a scourge of typhoid fever. On September 5th, Kenny was stricken and on October 1st, his wife and oldest child, Guy, were stricken. They have had the very best of medical attention by Dr. Young and two trained nurses, yet on Wednesday morning the 14th at 8:30 o’clock, Guy quietly passed away. Edith, the mother, is in a state of delirium most of the time… Kenny is now believed to be convalescent, and if the shock from the death of his son does not cause a relapse, his recovery is assured. The stricken family has the sympathy of the entire community. G.

Mrs. Mattie Burner Kincaid, of Durbin, has sent a dry land terrapin she picked up near Bartow, to B. M. Yeager. On the terrapin shell are cut the names of Mrs. Kincaid and a number of Mr. Yeager’s children and the date 1886. These are very plain, but a number of dates and letters have about worn off, but the initial of Charles Houchin can still be seen. Mrs. Kincaid remembers that when she and the Yeager children found the terrapin these initials were plain and that her mother told her whose name they stood for. Charles Houchin was a Confederate soldier and was killed in the early part of the war, probably the first year, which is now fifty-three years ago.

BIRTHS

Born to David Barnes and wife on Swago, Monday, October 12, a daughter.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Morris Friel, on Laurel Creek, Monday, October 12, a son.

OAK GROVE

Mrs. Mary Ann Orndorff is very ill at the home of Clyde Sheets. There is but little hope of her recovery.

Wm. A. Arbogast, who sold his farm in this place last spring and moved away, has again returned to our midst. We are glad to welcome such men as Bill, but we are told that he has purchased the Walter Cooper farm in the Hills, and will take possession this fall or next spring.

The Range Lumber Co. has suspended operations in this part for the time being; no orders for lumber is the cause so we are told.

 

ONOTO

We are having fine weather for the time of year.

Moving is the order of the day, Neal Baxter, A. E. Sharp and Charles Weatherholt are moving to West Marlinton this week.

Delany & Thompson are doing a rushing business with their well drill. They have just finished a fine well for the Board of Education at Pine Grove schoolhouse.

C. C. Baxter, who was hurt some time ago, is improving slowly.

 

ARBOVALE

Picking apples and digging potatoes is the order of the day. The potato crop is the best in quality for years.

There are plenty of chestnuts for which our merchants are paying $2.00 per bushel.

The Range Lumber company has shut down their works for a while, which will throw a good many men out of employment.

Uriah Hevener was ditching for James Wilfong last week. A ditching machine is a good thing for our ground that is not rocky.

BUCKEYE

Cool and foggy these mornings.

Corn is drying out nicely and will soon do to shuck.

A.S. Kellison, of Cove run, Barbour county, is out to see his kinfolks, and will shuck Joe Pennell’s corn. He was in such a hurry to get out here that he walked three miles to Moatsville, to be that far on his road.

Mrs. Lucy Armstrong is confined to her room.

Mrs. Lanty Cole does not improve much.

Mrs. Winters McNeill and son are some better.

Mrs. Luther Kellison is very low with cancer of the breast.

TOP ALLEGHANY

Wyatt Wimer has been applying a coat of paint to Alleghany Chapel, which has improved the looks of it very much. The wind blew the ladder down with him the other day when he was a long way from the ground and it was very remarkable that he was not seriously injured; but he is so much like a gum ball that he just bounced on the ground.

 

BARTOW

The woods are full of chestnuts and the weather has been ideal for the gathering of the same. Several parties were out on the Chestnut Flats on Saturday, laying in their winter supply.

We regret that the officer seeing fit to work the road between here and Durbin, thought it necessary to pile rocks of all sizes in the road It makes automobile traveling very hard.

The little child of Frank Long, was severely burned one day last week. We are glad to report her on the road to recovery.

 

W. A. G. SHARP DEAD

W.A.G. Sharp died at his home at Frost, Monday afternoon, October 12, 1914, after a short illness of blood poison. Some weeks ago a scratch was noticed on his face, but small attention was given tit until erysipelas developed. On Tuesday afternoon his body was buried in the family graveyard.

Mr. Sharp was sixty-six years old, and was one of the more prominent citizens of Pocahontas county, having served as member and president of the county court for a number of years.

 

Surviving him are his aged mother, his wife and their nine children – Upton, Clifford, Bradford, Mervin, Ernest, Letcher, Mitchell, Daisy and Minnie.

 

 

 

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