Thursday, November 29, 1973
Some 20 people braved the cold, snow and bitter wind to take part in a celebration of “Guy Fawkes Day” on the Balister farm on Back Mountain Road. This is a British children’s holiday held annually on November 5th, with the burning of a “guy,” a bonfire and fireworks. The holiday commemorates a 16th century Englishman who, with a group of conspirators, plotted to blow up the British Houses of Parliament on the 5th of November 1605. They were caught and later hanged. Some delicious food and hot drinks were brought by the guests and a memorable evening was had by all. It is becoming increasingly difficult to celebrate this holiday in England due to population density, so Poca- hontas County was the setting for a comparatively rare festivity.
Dr. and Mrs. John M. Mallow, of Marlinton, are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Anne Winters, to William Thomas Workman, son of William D. Workman, of Hillsboro, and the late Grace Rogers Workman…
Born to Mr. an Mrs. Mark Walton, of Staunton, a daughter, named Naomi Nadine.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. William H. Nelson, of Silver Spring, Maryland, a daughter, named Angela Kay.
Virgil A. Ryder, 56, of Avoca, Michigan, formerly of Thornwood, was killed November 20, 1973 in Michigan when a tree fell on him… Funeral service was held from the Thornwood Church. Burial in the Starks Cemetery.
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Mrs. Mary Louise Fenton, 83, of Charleston, a retired teacher who taught at schools in Pocahontas, Randolph and Kanawha counties for 33 years. Burial in Maplewood Cemetery at Elkins.
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Mrs. Della Page Campbell, 82, of Hot Springs, Virginia. Many years ago she made her home with her aunt, the late Mrs. C. J. Richardson and attended school in Marlinton. Funeral service was held in the Virginia Chapel at Mitchelltown, with burial in the Warm Springs Cemetery.