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Jan 29, 1932
Maurertown. Died. Mr. Samuel J. Bauserman two and one half miles east of Maurertown Jan. 23. He had been a sufferer from high blood pressure and heart trouble. He had just finished gathering the eggs and brought them in the house. After placing them on the table he sat in a chair and spoke a few words to his wife. In looking toward him a few minutes later she noticed his head had fallen. She called their son but before he could reach his father’s side, he had passed away.
Zepp. The stork visited Mr. and Mrs. William Whittington Sunday, leaving them a big baby.
Feb. 5, 1932
Birth Announced. Mr. and Mrs. George Morrison, a son Jan. 31 at Allwood, N. J.
Columbia Furnace. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Sine are the proud parents of a baby girl born Jan. 29.
Fort Valley. Mr. Lamon Clanahan of the Western Union Telegraph Company spent a week with his parents Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Clanahan recently…Mr. E. G. Clem, our silversmith is now busy at his trade. He has some fine old time clocks, one which is probably several centuries old, has wooden wheels and during its long use only one cog was broken. Mr. Clem repaired it and it is running fine now…Mr. Walt Chrisman is moving his saw mill on the farm of Mr. J. S. Barr to do sawing for the neighborhood…Mr. Williams Cullers has treated himself to a Chevrolet coupe…Hunters in this region killed 17 bears this hunting season.
Needmore. Mr. Joseph Walker and son Robert, Mr. and Mrs. Braden Walker and baby James Luther visited Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Crabill…Mr. and Mrs. Noah Lutz moved to the Massanutten Military Academy farm on the river southeast of Woodstock on Monday.
Feb. 19, 1932
Died in Edinburg. Mrs. Margaret Grandstaff, wife of Mr. Hugh Grandstaff Feb. 15. She was born March 28, 1898 in Andernach, Germany, a daughter of Mrs. Kronas and the late Joseph Kronas. She came to America eight years ago where she has made her home since. Surviving are her husband of Edinburg, her mother and one niece in Andernach.
Marriage License. Carl H. Keller and Beulah K. Walker married Feb. 13 at Fairview.
Feb. 26, 1932
Marriage Licenses. Robert L. Riffey to Ruby May Shaver married Feb. 18 at Toms Brook; Clyde C. Orndorff to Bertha E. Orndorff of Zepp married Feb. 18 at Toms Brook; Fred Wetzel to Mae Cook married Feb. 20 at Columbia Furnace; John H. Krazer to Gertrude L. Wooden married Feb. 21 at Mt. Jackson; Raymond A. Harpine to Rixie Mumaw married Feb. 21 at Harrisonburg.
(Adv). A Comforting Service. The greatest service of the modern funeral director is that of lifting the load of responsibility from the shoulders of the bereaved. From the moment that he is called he assumes charge of the many details which require attention…Service Just a Little the Best. Frank M. Fravel, Phone 15, Woodstock, Va.
(Adv). Notice Prices Reduced for 1932. We have a beautiful square half-couch Metallic Casket for adults guaranteed for 50 years. We also have cheaper rounded half couch metallic caskets, complete funeral $85.00. Wooden caskets for adults complete funeral $20.00 and up. Regular ambulance service ten cents per mile , which includes accident insurance. Dellinger’s Funeral Parlor, Mt. Jackson. Local and long distance phone 57.
Birthday Party. A delightful birthday party was given Miss Louise Ryman by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Otis Ryman. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Crabill, Mrs. Sallie Tewalt, Rev. W. H. Bowers, Mr. David Tewalt, Misses Clara Lee Miller, Elizabeth and Rebecca Rudy, Anna Smootz, Viola and Hazel Foster, Letha Bott, Catherine Bauserman, Sarah Romick, Louise, Mary Lee, Margaret, Nellie and Lucy Ryman, Messrs. Howard Bauserman, Joseph Crabill, William, John and Charles Foster, Lloyd Hollingsworth, Raymond Smootz, Francis Clinedinst, Roy Henry, Ernest and Bill Ryman.
(Adv). C. H. Shipp, St. Luke, Va. Dealer in best groceries at bargain prices.
Surprise. A pleasant surprise party was given Mr. M. W. Barbe at his home west of Mt. Olive Feb. 22. The guests were Mr. and Mrs. Pete Barbe, Mrs. Annie Cullers, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Barbe, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gochenour, Mr. and Mrs. David Keller, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sibert and son Jr, Mr. Jasper Barbe, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Conner and daughters Lucille and Garland, and son Carl Jr., Misses Susie and Ada Barbe, Messrs. Roy L. Barbe, Gilbert and Melvin Barbe, Mrs. Edna Wymer and two children, Miss Stella and Clarence Wymer.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Walker entertained at a turkey dinner in honor of the birthdays of their son, Johnnie, and Mrs. Walker’s father, Mr. I. H. Barb. It was Johnny’s third birthday and Mr. Barb’s sixty fourth. Those present were Mr. J. J. Knoble, Miss Mary Walker and Mr. M. T. Acken of Washington, D. C., Miss Lydia Barb of Orkney, Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Crisman and children, Elizabeth, Geraldine, Garland and Neff of Edinburg, Mr. and Mrs. I. H. Barb and daughter Lorena, Mr. and Mrs. James Miller and daughter Evelyn, Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Barb, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bowman and children, Mildred, Evelyn, Wilda and Doris, Mr. and Mrs. O. R. Furgeson, Mrs. Sarah Strawderman of Jerome.
Mar. 4, 1932
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Chiles of Strasburg have announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Ann Margaret, to Dr. C. H. Spiggle.
The Mount Jackson National Bank organized in 1884, the oldest national bank in Shenandoah County was consolidated with the Peoples Bank of Mt. Jackson, to be operated as the Peoples’ Bank.
Resigns. At the regular meeting of the town council of Woodstock, the resignation of B. E. Sager was tendered, the resignation comes because of Mr. Sager’s intention to move back to Ohio in the near future.
Operation. Emmett Clark, an employee at S. G. Clark’s Ford agency in Woodstock, was operated upon at his home near St. Luke on Monday morning by Dr. Roy C. Fravel for appendicitis…several days ago Dr. Fravel operated upon Mrs. Bessie Ward at Red Banks for hernia.
(Adv). State of Virginia…Thelma Jennings Teat, complaint, against George Everett Teat defendant…divorce on grounds of willful desertion and abandonment…privilege of resuming maiden name…defendant last known address No. 516 Eighth Street, S. E., Washington, D. C., non resident of this state…
Patmos. The men of the neighborhood and surrounding country went to the farm of Miss Alice Hottel and gave it a thorough cleaning up, sprouting, pruning trees, cutting down trees, cutting wood, making a full days work. Those who were there were Messrs. Charles, Raymond and Harry Estep of Strasburg, Harry Burner, Frank Didawick, May and Earl Kibler, Guy Swartz, Fred Jackson, Hubert and Merville Fravel, George, John and Wilbur Riffey, Rev. M. G. Backman and Avid Estep…Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Gochenour are the proud parents of a baby boy born Feb. 24.
Lebanon Church. Mr. Harry Conner is moving from the G. H. Snarr farm at Wheatfield to his farm recently purchased at Laurel Hill…Mr. Luther Swartz is working a force of hands on the road near Coal Mine…Mr. Ed Pingley of Strasburg is doing some carpenter work for Mr. W. H. Wisecarver.
Toms Brook. The grim reaper again invaded the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fisher on Saturday Feb. 27 and removed their little son, Robert Jr., who was three years old .The little fellow as a victim of scarlet fever as was his eight year old sister who died about four weeks ago. The other and only surviving child is a daughter age 10, is now suffering with the malady…Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Bowman announce the birth of a boy baby born to them on Thursday of last week.