Thursday, June 17, 1948
Henry Galford killed a big bear on Red Lick Mountain last Saturday. This was the second bear killed that day on this mountain. These bears had been killing sheep for George Gay on Crooked Fork. The word had come that there was sign of a gang of no less than seven bears, big and little, on Red Lick.
Word also comes of bear sign on the head of Indian Draft, above and around the big turn in the old road on Elk Mountain.
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Word comes in of a movement of deer in force from the Black Forest on the west toward the Alleghanies on the east. A herd of fifteen or more deer came down Swago Creek, heading toward Buckley Mountain. There was sign that one of the herd stopped off on Cave Creek for several weeks.
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The Huntington Herald publishes the picture of the football team of the year 1906 of Marshall College. Two outstanding players on the team are George W. Sharp and Summers H. Sharp, of Marlinton. Summers was captain of the team and played left tackle, while his twin brother, George, was right tackle…The Herald says the team played six games – five wins and one tie.
Paul Warwick Sharp, aged 73 years, died at his home on Jerico Road Thursday, June 10, 1948. He had been in failing health for several years… He was a son of the late Ewing and Ann Malcomb Sharp. On Saturday, his body was laid in the Sharp family cemetery, the service was held from the new church on Stony Creek… He is survived by his wife, Mary, and their 11 children… The deceased was a solid, substantial citizen.
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Coe Beverage, aged 73 years, died Thursday, June 10, 1948. On Saturday afternoon, his body was laid to rest in the family plot in Mountain View Cemetery… He was a son of the late W. A. and Virginia Alice Trimble Beverage… He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sadie Lightner Beverage, and their five children… In religion, the deceased was a Presbyterian and, for many years, a ruling Elder in this church. Thus is noted the passing of an outstanding citizen.
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Wardell H. Arbogast, aged 72 years, died June 8, 1948. On Thursday afternoon, the funeral service was held from the Marlinton Metho-dist Church…. His body was laid to rest in the family plot in Mt. View Cemetery, with Masonic honors. The deceased was a son of the late J. C. and Sallie Beard Arbogast… The deceased was a veteran employee of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway. He worked in the Marlinton station for many years. He was a kindly man; who made and kept friends.
William Puffenbarger, aged 46 years, was fatally injured Friday afternoon, June 11, 1948, when run down by a big road scraper. The accident happened near Hillsboro… On Monday after- noon, the funeral was held from Marvin Chapel and his body was buried in Ruckman Cemetery.
The deceased was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Puffenbarger. He is survived by his wife and eight children. Mr. Puffenbarger was a faithful employee of the State Road Commission.