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Seventy-Five Years Ago

Thursday, January 3, 1946

Our Army and Navy Boys and Girls

Major Virginia Moore, of the Army Nurse Corps, who has seen long and hard service in the Pacific area, is home on furlough to spend the Christmas holidays with her mother, Mrs. Albert Moore, and other relatives.

Sergeant Kenna Lambert, of Cass, is home from the Army with an honorable discharge. He was in service 29 months with 24 months overseas. He fought with the Sixth Army in the 137th Infantry. He carries a whole string of battle stars.

Carl Boggs and Thurl Gary, of the Army, have arrived home with honorable discharges.

Brown Wiley, son of Mrs. Augusta Wiley, is home from the Army with an honorable discharge. He served in the South Pacific Theatre.

Lieutenant Frank R. Hill, of the Engineers, is home from the Army with an honorable discharge. He has just returned from India.

Robert L. McElwee, E.M.1-c of the Sea Bees, who has been serving in the South Pacific, has been returned to the States and is now awaiting his honorable discharge before returning home. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard McElwee and the husband of Mrs. Hester McClintic McElwee.

Captain and Mrs. Thomas Edgar were home from Washington for Christmas.

Chronology of 1945

1. Fire kills four children when home burns down in Fox River Grove, Illinois.
2. Snowstorm, accompanied by violent wind, leaves 33 dead in path across northeastern states.
13. Passenger train rams troop train in Chicago. More than a hundred sailors injured.

2. Sale of great hoard of precious stones held by alien property custodian begins. More than 300,000 jewels seized from German interests are being released.
3. New treatment for allergy ailments announced by University of Illinois college of medicine. Drug is called Benadryl.
9. Delicate operation performed in Baltimore on two-year-old Judy Hackman, of Seattle, in effort to save life. Baby’s heart is too small.
10. Carole Landis, movie star, married for the fourth time. New husband is W. Horace Schmidlapp, movie producer.
10. General George S. Patton, Jr., war hero, suffers broken neck in auto accident in Germany.
13. Mysterious illness strikes 74 U. S. Seamen returning from Philippines. They are in Navy hospital at Vallejo, California.


George C. Taylor and Miss Marie Virginia Herold were married at the bride’s home in Marlinton December 26, 1945…

The marriage of Miss Virginia Pendleton Moore, and Mr. David Brown Foresman took place December 4, 1945…

Mr. and Mrs. Turk McLaughlin, of Cloverlick announce the marriage of their only daughter, Jewel Bernice to James Edward Buzzard…

Married at the Methodist parsonage in Marlinton December 21, 1945, Clyde S. Griffin and Miss Margaret Althof…


Clark Hannah, aged 65 years, of Elk, died Sunday, December 30, 1945 of a heart attack, after an illness of a few weeks. On Tuesday, his body was laid to rest in the Gibson cemetery… The deceased is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Lillian Dunbrack, and his son, James Hannah; also by three grandchildren, Kenneth, Sharon and Barbara Sue Hannah. His wife, Mrs. Lula Gibson Hannah, preceded her husband thirty-four years.

Mr. Hannah was a son of the late Sheldon Hannah and Martha Moore Hannah. His brothers are Davis, Albert, Hugh, Feltner and Lee. His sisters, Mrs. Georgia Judy, Mrs. John Banghman and Mrs. Pat Gay.

Winters Gibson, aged about 58 years, died on Monday afternoon, December 31, 1945, of a heart attack at Mann’s lumber camp on Clover Creek.

The deceased was a son of James Gibson, of Elk. His brothers are Dock, Summers, Forrest and Harlan; his sisters, Mrs. William Miller and Mrs. Harry Varner.

Mrs. Vada Lee Gum Sutton, aged 43 years, died at her home at Arbovale, Monday morning, December 24, 1945. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Gum, who preceded her to the grave several years ago.

The deceased was a graduate of Greenbank High School and attended Davis and Elkins College. She taught school for approximately 10 years in Pocahontas County.

She was the wife of Herbert Sutton and to this union there were born six children: Naomi, Alice Clara Mae, William, Ivan and James, all of school age. She also leaves to mourn her loss, three step-children: Mrs. W. R. Maxwell and Mrs. Linwood Dillon and Allen Sutton; also seven brothers: Clarence, of Cass; Harry, of Hinton; Wade of Charleston; George, of Marlinton; Charles, of Millpoint; Matthew, of Bartow; and Markwood, of Arbovale; two sisters, Mrs. Rella Friel, of Greenbank; and Mrs. Lola Gilbert, of Charleston. Her body was laid to rest in the Arbovale Cemetery.

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