January 20, 1944
Our Army and Navy Boys
Mrs. Eva Moore, of Stony Bottom, received a telegram from the War Department saying that her son, P.F.C. Floyd E. Moore had been seriously wounded in action in Arawe, New Britain.
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Mr. and Mrs. Clarence B. Moore have received word that their son, Richard C. Moore, has arrived safely somewhere in England.
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Melvin R. Moore, of the United States Navy, is now in the South Pacific. He writes his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Moore, that he is getting along all right and has been promoted to Seaman.
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Corporal Ralph Hannah has returned to his camp after spending a 17-day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ira Hannah. He is stationed at Camp Maxey, Texas.
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Friends will be pleased to learn that Arden “Pooley” Curry, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Curry, who is now serving overseas with the United States Marines, has been promoted to Private First Class.
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Clarence R. Davis, Seaman Second Class, on duty in South Pacific, was home last week on leave with his mother, Mrs. Lucy R. Davis. He has been on sea duty since last August.
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Corporal William Harper, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Harper, of Marlinton, was home last week on furlough with his wife and little daughter and his parents. He is now stationed at Fort Jackson in South Carolina.
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Mrs. Edith Mullens received this letter from her brother, Arthur C. Cain, Co. B. 260th Infantry.
How are you getting along and the little kiddies by this time. I am all O.K. so far.
Well, the army life is O.K. after you learn to make the beds and other things. Am sorry I didn’t write you sooner, but did not have time at my other camp at Fort Hayes, Ohio, but I am at my regular camp now in Mississippi. A long ways from home.
It is warm down here, and I like it just fine. I wish you could see this camp. It is as far as the naked eye can see, and then you can’t see all of it. I have not been to the end of it yet. I will take some pictures of it when I get a chance and send you some.
I felt so proud when I got my uniform on. I hardly knew who I was when I looked in the mirror.
I will have to close as it is time to go to chow.
Take it easy.
Love to all.
Arthur A. Cain
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The following letter was sent in by Mr. and Mrs. Rossie Moore from their son, Minter.
Dear Mother, Dad and All;
Just a few lines in answer to the letter I received yesterday. Sure was glad to hear that you are all well. These few lines have me in the prime of health. I am still gaining weight. I will be a man some day, don’t you think?
Remember how I used to like mechanical work? They found out about it here and I am a mechanic now. I would rather be driving, but the trucks must roll on the Alcon and it is my place to see that they do it, whether I like it or not. What is everybody doing back in good old Pocahontas these days? I sure wish I could have been there for the deer season.
Tell Pete to drop me a few lines.
I am sending you a picture of my girlfriend. She is a school teacher, and getting along good. Take good care of the picture for me, I value it highly, that is why I am sending it, so I don’t get it destroyed. I wish you could meet her. I know you would like her a lot.
I know you were glad to hear from Uncle Garland. I sure would like to see him.
Tell Mr. Calvin Price Hello for me, and to keep The Times coming; for it means a lot to me.
Tell all the people around there Hello! And I’ll be seeing you soon I hope. Answer soon.
Mrs. Glenna Stewart Hayes left last week for McHarry Medical School, Nashville, Tennessee, where she will teach nursing. Mrs. Hayes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Stewart of Seneca Trail, recently completed a course in nursing at the Toronto School of Nursing, Toronto, Canada.
Miss Georgia Hill, teacher in the schools of Grafton, was at home for the holidays. She was accompanied by her nephew, Jimmy Jackson, who is a student in the local schools there.
Miss Susie Wilson, of Washington, D. C. recently visited her brother, Moody Wilson.
Mrs. Madaline Tibbs Curry returned to Charles-ton, after spending the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Tibbs.
Mrs. Agnes Burns LaRue, aged 83 years, widow of Squire F. L. LaRue. She is survived by five sons; Charles and R. S., of Baltimore; Egbert, of Charleston; John, of the Army; and Graham, at home; and two daughters, Mrs. Maymie Dilliard, of Carlisle, PA., and Miss Margaret, at home. Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery.
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Paul Golden, aged about 83 years, died at his home of a heart attack. He is survived by his wife and their daughter, Mrs. Paul R.[Fannie] Overholt.
Thus is noted the passing of an honest, upright citizen and pioneer business man of Marlinton.
A native of Russia, at an early age he was made an orphan by the death of his father in a riot.
Coming to America, Mr. Golden engaged in the business of a peddler. Then he established a store at Ronceverte, then moving to Edray, and then to Marlinton. Through energy and fair dealing, Mr. Golden prospered from the start. For many years he had a leading mercantile business of the county.
He was taken to Baltimore for interment.
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Mr. and Mrs. Gaston Tibbs were called to Augusta Springs, Virginia, by the death of her great-grandmother, Mrs. Saranah Bailey, who had reached the ripe old age of 102 years. “Granny Bailey,” as she was familiarly called, was in full possession of her faculties until the very end.