Thursday, May 29, 1947
Miss Anna Thiede, now of Berlin, Germany, daughter of the late W. A. Thiede, of Marlinton, writes to her friend, Mrs. C. F. Gay, that she and her mother survived the war. However, they lost everything through bombs. Her brother and his wife were killed. The Thiedes never were Nazis, and therefore never got along well and saw hard times. She reports hard times yet, with little food. She thinks always of the United States; so sorry they ever left; her only wish is to come again and stay here always. She and her mother asked to be remembered to friends here.
Mr. and Mrs. Oley W. Jackson announce the coming wedding of their daughter, Rebecca, to Mr. Chester McLaughlin, son of Elmer and the late Mrs. McLaughlin.
The wedding will take place on Sunday morning, June 1, 1947, at the Westminster Presbyterian Church on Knapps Creek, with the Rev. Roger P. Melton, of Marlinton, reading the ceremony.
Warner Bowers, aged 71 years, of Cloverlick, died May 25, 1947… On Wednesday, the funeral service was held from the home and interment was in the family plot in Mountain View Cemetery. The deceased is survived by his wife and their three children, Raymond, Mrs. Maude Wanless and Mrs. Madge Mitchell. He was a son of the late Tilden and Elizabeth Doyle Bowers.
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Samuel Moore, aged 75 years, died at his home on Back Alleghany Friday, May 23, 1947, after a long illness. On Sunday afternoon the funeral was held from Bethel Church, with interment in the family cemetery. The deceased was a son of the late Andrew Jackson and Rachel Grimes Moore. He married Miss Ida Smith, of Edray. They are survived by two daughters, Vera and Viola…
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Mrs. Clara Sutton Cassell, aged 79 years, widow of the late Jacob Cassell, died at her home on Back Alleghany Mountain, Thursday, May 15, 1947. On Saturday, her body was laid to rest in the Wanless Cemetery. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Rachel Wooddell, and her sons, Willis, Frank and Clyde. She was a daughter of the late Samuel Sutton.
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Mrs. Ellen Sabina Rogers Ryder, aged 76 years, died at her home at Neola. Her body was laid in the family cemetery… Her surviving children are William, of Huntersville, Zelda and Ruby, of Beckley.
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Mrs. Allie Varner Stewart, aged 93, died at her home at Mingo Wednesday, May 21, 1947. She had suffered a fall in her home Friday, and death resulted from injury and shock.
Funeral service was held at the home on Friday. Pallbearers were her grandsons, Carl, Dan, John and Bob Friel, Virgil Hart and Arnout Yeager. She was a daughter of the late John and Isabella Hannah Varner, of Crooked Fork of Elk. She married John Andrew Stewart of Millboro, Virginia, on April 8, 1879.
Death closed the chapter on a long, beautiful and busy life of one who enjoyed living and doing for others as long as she was able, and when confined more closely to her home by age, still enjoyed caring for the flowers she loved and there were always beautiful ones there. Her generous hospitality and friendly chats will long be remembered by all who came to know and enjoy them.
Brice, aged eight years, little son of Mr. and Mrs. Brooks Hollandsworth, of Droop Mountain, is in the Pocahontas Memorial Hospital, minus three fingers and a thumb of one hand, with minor wounds over his body. He and some other boys found a dynamite cap. They did not know what it was and Brice got to picking at it. The result was an explosion, and a terribly maimed hand.
The other day, W. B. Wells, of Beard, had occasion to go into a part of his orchard he had not visited for some time. There under an apple tree he saw a deer’s antler with four snags, shed this spring. Then a few rods away he came upon the other antler. It, too, had four points.
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Up Stony Creek the other day, Fred Sharp pointed out a good sized sugar tree standing in his pasture field. He said it was a bee tree. Coming closer, bees like a rope, were going in and coming out of a big knot hole. How many years the bees have been in this tree is not known. Mr. Sharp only found it this spring. With fair pickings, any guess is for rich stores of honey by late summer.
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Mrs. Elizabeth Rogers, of Buckeye, picked up one of those big model cent pieces while working in her garden the other day. The date was 1847. It showed little effects of wear.
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Last Thursday night, a big bear came into Spruce Flat and killed sheep for Melvin Wooddell at the Ken Kennison place. Oscar Sharp and Turk McLaughlin did not get the dogs on him until Saturday. In the meantime, the bear had visited Laurel Creek for more sheep. He was finally jumped on the Spruce Knob side of Days Run. He crossed Williams River at the Falls into Black Mountain. The stander at the Falls had been gone half an hour.
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A chunk of a bear was seen in the road near the residence of Porter Sharp on Stony Creek last Friday. A truck driver tried to run him down. The bear did not see it that way. He jumped into a wire fence, taking posts and fence with him.