75 Years Ago

Thursday, July 18, 1946

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Taylor, of Dunmore, a baby girl, Mary Alice.

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Miss Betty Jane Hiner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd W. Hiner, of Mountain Grove, Virginia, was married Saturday, July 6, 1946, at Minnehaha Springs to Mr. Claude H. Dunbar, son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer D. Dunbar, of Crawley.

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Little Misses Carolyn and Marolyn Barlow are visiting their uncle, Dr. A. C. VanReenen, and family in Bluefield.

Major and Mrs. Meade L. Waugh and children, Carolyn and Robert Harlow, of Fort Wayne and Indianapolis, Indiana, are at the home of Mr. Waugh’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harlow Waugh, for several days’ visit.

Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Friel and son, Tommy Lee, of Waynesboro, Virginia, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Orndorff and Miss Lila Orndorff have returned after visiting Rev. and Mrs. Ollie Hevener, of Lititz, Pennsylvania. On the way home, they stopped at Gettysburg and viewed the battlefield.

Mrs. D. E. Shumaker, Jimmie Shumaker and Mrs. Bob Johnson, of Richwood, were guests of Mrs. J. L. Hogsett Friday. Since returning from the service Jimmy has organized a five-piece string band (all electric). From newspaper and other reports, they are really “tops” in the way of string music and singing. They are now booking engagements and any organization interested in this form of entertainment can contact him by writing to Jimmie Schumaker and his “Rocky Mountain Gang,” at Richwood.

George Wilmoth, 14 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wilmoth, of Bartow, is in an Elkins hospital, suffering from a brain injury sustained in a collision of the youth’s bicycle and an automobile near his home.


A white English sparrow is reported from the high school grounds at Greenbank.

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A couple of Fred Galford’s boys caught a cub bear on Black Mountain last Thursday.

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Theodore Moore and son, Curtis, were over in the Black Forest a couple of days last week catching some trout. At the Big Loop in Black Mountain, they checked in at the “bear tree.” The last bear to bite into it was a great big one, his bite measuring a full seven feet from the ground. This bear tree has been killed and is pretty well gone from passing bears biting and clawing it.

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Fred Galford reports a big lean hungry bear killing lambs from the head of Stamping Creek to Crooked Fork of Elk. Fred’s dogs chased this bear clear out of the country, but he is now back again. This is the same bear which killed lambs on the Jerico Road near Marlinton some weeks ago.


Mrs. Effie Pennell Auldridge, aged 91, died at the home of her son, R. H. Auldridge, at Millpoint, Saturday afternoon, July 13, 1946. On Monday afternoon, the funeral was held from the home by her pastor, Rev. R. D. Marshall, of the Metho-dist Church; interment in the McNeel Cemetery.

The deceased was born in Williamsburg, Greenbrier County, on May 15, 1855, the daughter of the late Reuben and Frances Pennell. She became the wife of the late W. H. Auldridge. Their children are R. J. and Sandy Auldridge and Mrs. Mary Harper.

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News comes of the recent death of Mrs. Mattie Beard McNeel, widow of the late John McNeel, at her home in Farmington, Washinton. She was a daughter of the late John G. Beard, of Hillsboro. She is survived by her son, Grady.

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Mrs. Mattie Hevener Slaven, aged 74, widow of the late H. H. Slaven, died at her home in Monterey, July 5, 1946

She had been in failing health for a year or more. On Sunday, the funeral was held from the Monterey Presbyterian Church by her pastor, Rev. A. E. Johnson, and interment was in the family plot in the Arbovale Cemetery.

The deceased was a daughter of the late Uriah and Mary Rogers Hevener, of Greenbank. Her brother is John R. Hevener, of Cloverlick.

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