Seventy-Five Years Ago

Thursday, January 10, 1946
Our Army and Navy Boys

Levi Irvine, who has been with the Navy, and has seen much service in the Pacific area, spent several leave days with his home folks near Marlinton.

Jacob Smith, of the Army, received his honorable discharge and is now at home with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Luther Smith. Jake says he is going to get some of the foxes this winter.

Howard G. Waugh, USNR, of Marlinton, is one of the 1,100 high point Navy veterans whom the “Magic Carpet” is bringing back to the States aboard the U. S. S. New Kent, one of more than 300 carriers, battleships and cruisers and attack transports in the Navy’s “Magic Carpet” fleet…

John E. Workman, Yeoman Second Class, with the United States Navy, on the good ship Dixie, is home on a thirty-day leave with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John E. Workman at Huntersville. He has been in the Navy two years, with much of the time in the South Pacific.

It is now Captain Alfred McElwee of the Engineers. This deserved promotion came last week. He will soon transfer to the Reserve Officers Corps.

George H. Vaughan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Vaughan, returned home Tuesday with an honorable discharge from the U. S. Navy after more than three years’ service in both the Atlantic and Pacific areas.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Gum, of Millpoint, had with them through the holidays their son Wallace, a student at Fairmont State College. Another son, Alfred, a Sergeant in the Army Air Forces, arrived December 28th on furlough. This was the first time in four and a half years that the two brothers had been home at the same time, and they had not met for more than two and a half years when both were stationed in Oklahoma. Wallace received his honorable discharge in August, after more than four years’ service in the Army with thirty-five months overseas with the 201st Infantry in Alaska, and the 350th Infantry in Italy. Alfred has been in the service three years.

The ice in the Greenbrier went out Sunday morning. Rain continued and with melting snow, the river got bank high Monday night. For five full weeks we have enjoyed hard winter with snow.

Just before the big snowstorm came down upon us last Monday a week, a flock of about a dozen big wild ducks were seen feeding in the open water in Greenbrier River below the Marlinton bridge. They were mallards.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ward Hill, a son, named Barry Glenn.

Born to Rev. and Mrs. Elwood Clower, of Chesterfield, South Carolina, a son.

Mr. and Mrs. Julian Fawcett announce the birth of a son, Nathan King, at Baltimore, Maryland.

Mrs. Mildred Shearer, Miss Marie Harsh and Harold Harsh were called to Elkins last week by the death of their father, David V. Harsh.

Mrs. Magnolia Alexandria, of Charleston, and Mrs. Classie Granger and William Tolliver, of Roanoke, were holiday guests in the home of Mrs. Hattie Cashwell.

Miss Glenna Boggs, a student at Johnstown, Pennsylvania, is spending the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Will Boggs.

Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Hill, of Lobelia, had as guests for the holidays their sons – Joel, who was recently discharged from the Army, and Murl, a patient at McGuire General Hospital, Richmond, Virginia; Ward, his wife and new son, Barry; Miss Dorothy Hill and Mrs. Laverne E. Smith, of Gettysburg, Pa., and their friend, Miss Vicki Harding, of Washington, D. C. Mrs. Smith was called back on Thursday as her husband had just arrived home from overseas. This is the first Christmas for six years this many of the Hill family have been together.


Mr. and Mrs. Quincy A. Cutlip, of Dunmore, announce the marriage of their daughter, Bessie Ann, to Robert L. Gray, son of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Gray, of Orlando, Florida… Mr. Gray was recently discharged from the Army after nine years of service.

Mr. and Mrs. Terry H. Cover, of Frank, announce the marriage of their twin daughters, Joanne and Jeanne, in a double ceremony… Joanne became the wife of William E. Kane, of Durbin, and Jeanne became the wife of Ralph Rader, of Arbovale… Mr. Kane is in the armed service as a Marine. Mr. Rader is in the Navy…

Mr. and Mrs. Wade Galford, of Dunmore, announce the marriage of their daughter, Beulah Susan, to PFC John Franklin Meiss… Mr. Meiss has seen service in England, France, Germany and the Philippines…

Mr. and Mrs. Tobias Moss, of Renick, announce the marriage of their daughter, Mary Ruth, to George Armond Broce, son of Mr. and Mrs. Armond Broce, of Renick… The groom was recently discharged from the Army after serving 23 months overseas… He saw action in France and Germany…

On December 29, 1945, Miss Wilna Clarice Brandenburg became the bride of Lieutenant Earl M. Kesler… The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson C. Brandenburg, of Webster Springs, and Lieutenant Kesler is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Kesler, of Clover Lick…

The marriage of Miss Lynette Wells and Corporal Arville Johnson took place on December 26, 1945… The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Ethel Wells, of Hillsboro, and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Johnson, of Wilmington, Delaware…

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