Thursday, August 8, 1946
The initial livestock sale of the Pocahontas Produce Cooperative Association held at their new yards and sale ring in Marlinton on Tuesday was a great success and all offerings brought high prices. Weekly sales will be held each Tuesday, beginning at 1 p.m.
Milburn Wilfong found a blacksnake’s nest, containing about 25 eggs in the top of a straw stack on Saturday. A large blacksnake was killed near the stack about two weeks ago, and another one was killed at the stack on Thursday.
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Major N. G. Payne, of Roanoke, Va., late of the Marine Corps, saw a panther in Watoga State Park a few weeks ago. Passing about dusk near where some picnickers had made a fire and eaten their supper, the Major hear a noise in the bushes, not unlike the purring of a house cat, but of much greater volume. After passing on for a few rods he looked back, and distinctly saw a large panther where the fire had been. He had seen mountain lions before, and he recognized this large varmint as a panther.
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Last Tuesday evening, from about seven o’clock on, there was continuous lightning in the north. Next day word came of heavy rains up the Greenbrier from Dunmore on. A cloud burst centered on Saulsbury Run, filling Deer Creek full to overflowing. Around seven o’clock Wednesday, the river came up all of a sudden about two feet at Marlinton – clear water from the big forested area at the head of the Greenbrier. Thursday morning, the river was yellow with good old Alleghany Mountain clay.
However, the big storm centered around Valley Head, over on the Tygarts Valley River. For three hours the rain just poured down, washing out a bridge, bringing down great land slides, blocking and damaging roads.
Mrs. and Mrs. Stanley McNeill, of Salem, Virginia, announce the birth of a daughter, Helen Lee, on Tuesday, July 23, 1946.
17TH JONES IS A GIRL
The famous “Jones boys” of Peterstown, Monroe county, numbered 16, until one was killed in action. The remaining fifteen now have a baby sister. A daughter was born Saturday to Mr. and Mrs. Grover C. Jones, who with 15 of their sons visited the New York World’s Fair on a publicized day in 1940.
Jones, the father, is 56 years old and is a teacher in Giles county, Va. His wife is 44 and was at one time his pupil in school. – West Virginia News
Mrs. Armenta Hill McCarty, aged 91 years, widow of the late Peter McCarty, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clyde C. Waugh, in Marlinton on Saturday morning, August 3, 1946. She had been ill many months…. Her body was laid to rest in the family plot in Mountain View Cemetery.
Mrs. McCarty was a daughter of the late Aaron and Mariam Jordan Hill, of the Levels…
In October 1865, she became the wife of Peter McCarty, who preceded her more than twenty years since…
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Floyd Marshall Mayes, born in Washington county, Virginia, he came to Pocahontas County in 1914 and has worked on sawmills since. His home has been the town of Cass for the past nineteen years.
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Mrs. Nancy Annis Moore McLaughlin, aged 81 years, died at her home in Browns Creek on Monday morning, August 5, 1946… Burial in the McLaughlin Cemetery near Huntersville.
The deceased was a daughter of the late Samuel and Nancy Beale Moore, of Marlin Mountain. She was the last of a large family.
She became the wife of the late Wallace H. McLaughlin, who preceded her twenty-seven years since. Their nine children are: Cameron, Turk, June and Roy; Mrs. Bessie McCarty, Mrs. Grace Fertig, Mrs. Delona Gingar, Mrs. Esta Chamerlin and Miss Anna Mary McLaughlin.
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Mrs. J. A. Denison died at Chattanooga, Tennessee, August 1, 1946. She is survived by her husband and their three children, one of whom is Mrs. J. Hunter McClintic. Many years ago, the Denison family lived at Denmar, where Mr. Denison was extensively engaged in the lumber industry.
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Mrs. Viola Wilfong, wife of Galvin Wilfong, of Boyer, died Sunday, August 4, 1946, at an Elkins Hospital, following the birth of her infant son, who died at birth. Burial at the Boyer Cemetery on Tuesday.
Dr. T. S. Richardson
Here follows an editorial of the Waynesboro, Virginia, News of July 15, 1946. Dr. Richardson who died recently in Marlinton, was a brother of Mrs. Z. S. Smith, Sr.:
“In the passing of “Tom” Richardson, our community has lost a vital and important portion of its life. Possessed of that indefinable attribute known as human sympathy and endowed with countless fine qualities, a kindly temperament, exemplary character, marked ability and wisdom, he was all of the good things we have held a family physician to be.
An indomitable worker, until illness of these later years slowed his physical activities, he embellished a fine type of professional counsel with patient counsel and helpful “homey” philosophy…
Dr. Richardson never took advantage of the influence he wielded; he never prostituted his profession or his character.
Unashamedly we mourn his passing with poignant grief; unqualifiedly we extol his virtues. His was a great, a noble and a useful life. Its memory will linger for generations as an inspiration to those of us who may be confused in our efforts to find the genuine and real pathways to travel.