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May. 27, 1921
(Adv). Notice. Anyone having wool to be made into rolls or batting, same will be taken care of and returned C. O. D. Paul Priest, Franklin, W.Va.
A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Elam Harlow at their home in Brownsburg, Va. May 19. The little one has been named Minnie Rebecca. Mrs. Harlow was formerly Miss Hattie Ryan of Hepner’s, Va.
June 3, 1921
Mt. Jackson. Mrs. Lester Hansberger of near town died Sunday of blood poisoning. She was about 19 years of age and had been married a little over a year. She leaves a father and mother, two sisters and one brother and her husband.
Married. Miss Mary Irene Coffman and Mr. Clayton A. Painter May 24 at Woodstock.
Died. Mrs. Mary Bair Supinger, wife of the late Peter Supinger, Sunday night at her home in Woodstock.
Mrs. Annie Haas Walker, Thursday morning in Woodstock, wife of the late L. S. Walker.
Mrs. Mary Ann Frye, need Kibler, wife of the late Ambrose Frye at her home near Edinburg last Saturday.
Mr. John Sine at his home at Millerstown near Columbia Furnace May 26 in the seventieth year of his age. Surviving are his wife and thirteen children.
June 10, 1921
Died. Mrs. Amanda C. Feller, wife of the late John H. Feller, June 5 at her home near Alonzaville, aged 77 years. She was the daughter of the late Levi Gochenour.
Jesse P. Frye at his home near Capon Road last Thursday in the eightieth year of his life.
Mr. Lemuel R. Fultz at his home one and one half miles west of Maurertown Thursday night, aged 74 years.
June 17, 1921
Marriage Licenses. Joseph H. Helsley, 63, to Lydia Combs, 40, both of Edinburg; Arthur E. Brown, 39, to Rebecca J. Mooney, 34, both of Mt. Jackson; Martin A. Stump, 52, to Bessie V. Hawkins, 41, both of Toms Brook.
Died. Mrs. Margaret Hansberger, wife of Mr. Lester Hansberger and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Furr, near Mt. Jackson departed this life May 30, aged 20 years. She was married to Mr. Hansberger on March 2, 1920 by the same minister who preached her funeral, Rev. Harpine.
(Adv). Buick. Ask any person interested in automobiles what he thinks of Buick…Model 22-44, $1495.00. FOB Flint Michigan, Woodstock Motor Company.
Died. S. Lee Sager, formerly of Maurertown now of Pennsylvania, Tuesday at his home, fifty years of pneumonia.
Married. June 2 in the colored Methodist Church, Miss Fannie Hughes Timbers of Woodstock, and Lucian Paul Butler of Strasburg. The maid of honor, Mrs. Elmer Timbers, brides maids, Misses Alberta Bird and Della McAfee. Flower girls were Virginia Timbers and Elsie Pye.
Powell’s Fort. The change of mail carriers is close at hand. Mr. James Haun takes the place of Mr. D. J. Walters, who carried the mail for eight years and eight months. Mr. Walters has a horse that traveled thirty five thousand miles and he seems as good as when he made the first trip in the mail business.
Edith. A new school building to take the place of the one that was destroyed by fire last October is being pushed to completion at this place by Mr. W. P. Marshall, contractor.
Marriage Licenses. Howard E. Pickrill and Catherine M. Funk; Walter R. Keller and Susan A. Olinger; Perry E. Ross and Beulah V. Ryman;
Born to Mr. and Albert Lambert a son June 15th.
Rev. Mr. Bundick of Mt. Jackson will be ordained and installed next Sunday at Christ Reformed Church Mill Creek Charge.
Escape. Two prisoners, William C. Young and Ralph Coffman, escaped from the Shenandoah County jail Saturday evening at 9 o’clock, by cutting the rear wall of the building, which is eighteen inches thick, with a triangular piece of steel, prized from the combination case of the cell locks. So quietly did they work that Sheriff Sine, who was sitting on the front porch of the jail only a few feet away, heard no suspicious sound. The escape was made through a hole seventeen inches high by ten inches wide, and though the streets were full of the usual Saturday night crowd, no one saw the prisoners. The time of the escape was well planned as the Knights of Pythias Band was giving a concert on Court Square, but a few yards away, where a Church Fair was being held. It is thought that the men went South, as an Oakland Six car was stolen sometimes Saturday night from the garage of Al. Foltz, about forty yards from Mr. Foltz’s home, near Hawkinstown, ten miles south of Woodstock. It will be remembered that these young men came from Pittsburg in a stolen Liberty Six car and committed a number of robberies in Shenandoah County. They were arrested just seven weeks ago in a woods four miles from Woodstock. At a special grand jury they were indicted, plead guilty, and were sentenced to five years in the state penitentiary, and were awaiting the guards to take them to that place.
June 23, 1921
Board of Supervisors. A lease for that part of the public grounds at the north end of the original Court House and extending from the front to the rear of said building was ordered prepared to submission to the board at its next meeting .The lease is for a period of fifty years. At an annual renal of $40 and is made to F. H. Brumback and Philip Williams for the purpose of erecting law offices…
Marriages. June 5. Jos. W. Helsley and Mrs. Lillie D. Combs nee Williams at Zion Lutheran parsonage. Each had lost their first companion.
Died. Samuel William Dellinger with pneumonia May 27, aged 43 years. He was twice married. His first wife was Mrs. Bertie A. Polk, who preceded him to the spirit world 12 years ago. He leaves the wife of his second marriage and his mother, Mrs. Virginia Dellinger
Removal. J. E. Foster has moved his meat market and grocery store from the Locke Building on North Main street to the large store room in the S. H. Bowman building on South Main street, four doors north of Hotel Holtzman.
Returned. Sheriff Ernest E. Sine returned from Pittsburg bringing with him Ralph Coffman, who was captured in that city Saturday. A message was received by Sheriff Sine Monday from the Pittsburg officers, telling him to come on, it was thought that possibly the other jail breaker, William Young, whose real name is Meley Anfoncilo could be caught and the two returned together, but the other bird had flown. Anfoncilo is said to be only 19 years old and is an Italian.
Accident. A five passenger Saxon car was completely wrecked when it went over the edge of a precipice near the top of Massanutten mountain, east of Woodstock on Saturday evening. The occupants of the car, Fred McInturff, owner and driver, and Roland Cullers, jumped just as the car left the road and were unhurt. The accident occurred near the “Devils Featherbed”, one of the most dangerous points on the mountain, where a clear head and steady nerve are required to pass in safety.
“Whitey” Scott was bitten on the arm by a copperhead snake, while drinking from a spring near his home in the Massanutten Mountains, south east of Woodstock on Saturday. Dr. Gearing was called and gave treatment to prevent poisoning and the patient is now recovering.
June 30, 1921
Marriage Licenses. Harry H. Jones, 20, son of James H and Bertie, Edinburg, and Mary E. Estep, 23, daughter of Hubert and Bettie, New Market; John S. Clem, 21, son of A. E. and Lizzie S. of Quicksburg, and Blanche D. Estep, 22, daughter of Kirby D. and Lizzie of Woodstock.
(Adv). Trustees Sale of Valuable House and Lot in Woodstock…that certain house and lot on west side of Main Street, in the town of Woodstock adjoining the property of H. Morrison Jr. and known as the Bennett property, it being Lot. No. 92 of the said town of Woodstock, fronting 100 feet on Main street and containing one half acre more or less.
Miss Rene M. Rosenberger and Mr. Martin Crisco were married in Washington June 17th. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard C. Rosenberger of near Maurertown. The groom is a native of Kentucky, an attorney at law with the census department.
Names of High School Graduates. New Market. Boys: Charles N. Harner, Marshall McNeal; Girls, Mary Burke Fox, Nina Huffman, Ruth Lloyd, Anna Lloyd, Margaret Strickler, May Zirkle; Woodstock: Boys, Harold Miller, Frank Marston, Otis Ritenour, Theo Johnson, Samuel Boyer; Girls, Edith Good, Lelia Coffman, Gladys Bauserman, Pauline Bowman, Ruby Richards, Lucille Boyer, Mapha O’Flaherty, Madge Clem, Hope Sine, Ruth Rhodes, Dorothy Koontz; Edinburg: Boys, Joe Grove; Girls: Dora Clem, Robbie Dellinger, Alma Stoneburner, Maude Clem, Frances Marston; Strasburg: Boys, Clarence Alvin Brill, Samuel Floyd Grove, Richard Sloan Wright Jr; Girls: Mary Elizabeth Brumback, Ellen Clarke Crawford, Elaine Sidney Fisher, Oleta Treasa Funk, Odessa Willie Garrett, Winifred Lucretia McInturff, Lola Belle Pingley, Madeline O’Neal Robinson, Agnes Thelma Smith; Mt. Jackson: Boys, Joseph William Dellinger, Cecil Edward Early; Girls: Katherine Everly, Elizabeth Anne Kagey, India Juanita Landis.
Marriage Licenses. Robert M. Reedy and Pearly M. Ryman; Douglas G. Grump and Virginia Heishman; James F. Baker and Katherine Ryman.
July 8, 1921
Maurertown, Hugh Peer who succeeded Cleveland Conner as mail carrier on the Star Route from here to Zepp and Van Buren Furnace July 1 is using an automobile for the service and carrying passengers…The Quality Music House sold a Jesse French Lagonda Player Piano to Mrs. Ada and Miss Margaret Stoneburner of Toms Brook.
Married. Miss Myrtle A. Ruby formerly of Mt. Jackson was married on Wednesday evening to Mr. James E. Windle of Mt. Jackson at Martinsburg, W. Va.
Edinburg. The people here were glad to read the announced that the Bell Telephone system and The Mutual Phone Company were planning to make the two companies interchangeable.
July 14, 1921
(Adv). Professional Card. Dr. Allen H. Moore wishes to announce that he has located at New Market for the practice of medicine and surgery. He has located in the building in the rear of Dr. Shirley’s office in the Tusing building.