Thursday, October 11, 1973
We have received many nice letters from people who saw the story and pictures sent across the country by the Associated Press. One interesting result was a note from a man in Charlottesville who has a round metal Cow License from the Town of Marlinton, No. 122, dated 1905. It was dug up in a flower bed in Clifton Forge about 10 years ago and is in excellent condition.
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Mrs. Guy Faulknier wonders how many people are around who saw the first train come to Marlinton 72 years ago. Her father, Willi-am Blake Johnson, and E. Montgomery (Gum) Johnson, Grant Johnson and Andrew Moore quarried the stone on the hill west of the river above Sidney Goodwyn’s house and built the piers and supports at the railroad bridge over Knapps creek. The present bridge is the second steel bridge but the same stone remains.
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The Cass Train had the biggest two-day weekend they have ever had 1,400 on Saturday and more than 1,400 on Sunday. Part of the equipment was at the Forest Festival so some people could not be accommodated. The biggest one-day crowd was 1,768 on the Sunday before Labor Day.
ARMY COMMENDATION MEDAL
Specialist Fourth Class Wayne C. Kershner, United States Army, distinguished himself by meritorious service while serving as Property Accounting Clerk, Logistics Division, Walter Reed Army Medical Center from 14 June 1972 through 23 September 1973. During this period, Specialist Kershner controlled approximately 50,000 Code Layout Cards which were repeatedly used and resulted in a significant conservation of time and labor necessary to accomplish the reconstruction of the automated property book data base at Walter Reed Medical Center. His loyalty and devotion to duty have won the respect and admiration of his superiors and peers alike…
Wayne is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Kershner, of Droop. He is now attending college at West Virginia Tech at Montgomery.
Mr. and Ms. Dharl Dever, of Buckeye, announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Dharla, to Steven Duane French, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton French, of Oak Hill, Ohio.
An open church wedding is planned for November 24 at Oak Grove Presbyterian Church in Hillsboro.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mick, of Frank, a son. This is their sixth child.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Ehrhart, of Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, a daughter, named Karen Sue. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Holmes, of Hillsboro.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Stewart, of Marlinton, a daughter, named Karen Diane.
Darlene “Candy” Cain, 16, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Cain. Funeral service was held from the Edray Methodist Church; burial in the Gibson Cemetery.
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Funeral service for Mrs. Pearl Williams, of Pennsylvania, was held at Emmanuel Church at Lobelia Saturday.
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Aunt “Maggie” [Wickline] as she was known to her many friends around Marlinton, died Saturday, September 29, 1973, at the age of 89. She was a sister of the late Mrs. Maud Waugh, whose home she visited for many years. She was buried in the Wickline Cemetery near Meadow Bridge.
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Mrs. Don Ryder, of Winfield, attended the funeral of her uncle, David O. Bird, of Monterey, Virginia, September 26. He was 107 years and four months old.
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Charles (Red) Clinton Carpenter, 65, of Maidsville, died October 4, 1973. He was a son of Retta Jane Carpenter, of Dunmore, and the late John Will Carpenter. Funeral service was held from the Dunmore United Metho-dist Church, with burial in the Dunmore Cemetery.