Thursday, September 9, 1948
VAUGHAN FAMILY REUNION
Fully a thousand people were in attendance at the annual reunion of the Burrell Vaughan family relationship at Droop Mountain State Park Sunday, September 5, 1948. They were there from West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Illinois.
Social intercourse was most pleasant and profitable; there was a wonderful basket dinner; Rev. Dr. Callahan led the service; while Dr. Calvin W. Price spoke round about the Vaughan family…
The head of the clan is Henry Morgan Vaughan, born April 20, 1856. He was present in spite of his 92 years, and signed the register with firm and legible hand. He is the son of Burrel Vaughan, who came from Brunswick county Virginia and married Mary Jane Anderson of the Greenbrier Valley. Their other surviving son is Joseph Organ Lovie Vaughan, aged 83 years. He was also present…
Oley W. Jackson brings in a cross section of a sumac bush or rather, tree. It measures 26 inches in circumference and better than eight inches in diameter. It was cut on Mr. Jackson’s farm near the airport. As near as I could count, the annual ring growth is a full half inch, while others measure barely an eighth of an inch. As a usual thing, a sumac when it reaches a diameter of four inches is about ready to call it a lifetime.
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My friend, John Lee, of Beaver Creek, has just been in to report a snake killing. It was a big rattler. He has a little dog which knows about rattlesnakes and locates them, but is most too small to kill them.
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Smith Hammonds, when building fence for Fred W. Ruckman, of Blue Lick, Stamping Creek, cleaned up on five big rattlesnakes one day last week.
The marriage of Miss Zoe Eloise Blackhurst, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Blackhurst, of Rand, to James Elliott Barlow, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence L. Barlow, of Edray, took place at the Rand Methodist church Tuesday evening, August 31, 1948.
The wedding of Miss Mary Lou Calhoun and William Gordon Dilley, son of Hevener Dilley and the late Mrs. Dilley, of Hunters-ville, took place Wednesday afternoon, August 25, at Marlinton Methodist Church. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. K. Wilfong, also of Huntersville.
On Tuesday, August 24, in the Craigsville Presbyterian Church, Miss Mary Elizabeth Sours, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Sours, of Craigsville, Virginia, became the bride of Dennis Dharl Dever, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Dever, of Huntersville.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ward Smith, of Marlinton, a son, Albert Ward, Friday, September 3, 1948.
E. E. Gaylor died at his home near Houston, Texas, September 4, 1948. His body will be brought here for burial in the family plot at Mt. View Cemetery. The funeral will be held from the home of I. B. Bumgardner, Jr. Thursday afternoon.
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Henry Walter Adams, aged 38, died September 4, 1948, from injuries received in a highway accident. He was found in the road near Campbelltown about one o’clock in the morning. The presumption is he had been run down by a hit and run driver. On Monday afternoon, his body was laid in the Hosterman Cemetery… He was a son of William and Virginia Bell Adams… He is survived by his wife, Neva. He was a farmer by occupation. For some time he had lived at Huntersville, but recently had moved to Elk.