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From: "Victoria Hospodar Valentine" <>
Subject: [ALL] Long Ago
Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 05:34:24 -0400
Nov. 20, 1942 McDonald Record-Outlook
Out of The Long Ago
Forty-five Years Ago
November 20, 1897
In 1872 John WADE went into the store of David CAMPBELL at Noblestown as an
impecunious clerk. In the years since he as been a liberal, public-spirited
man, contributing to every good thing that came along and carrying on the
lumber business in a way that accommodated the public at the very lowest
rates. Today fifty thousand dollars will not cover his unencumbered assets,
and he has recently put twenty thousand dollars into new houses at Sheraden.
Henry ENGLE has purchased the Rev. William SLATER farm near Venice for
The Panhandle carries more freight out of Chicago than any other line.
Miss Jeannette MC ILVAINE has resigned her position as teacher of the
Ferguson school in Robinson township because of ill health.
Alfred LOGAN, born and reared in Cecil, the first man to drill a paying oil
well in this field, his mother a sister of the wife of the late Henry MC
CLUSKEY, injured by a street car recently in Carnegie and cared for in
McDonald, is reported at the point of death in his Philadelphia home.
Robert CRAWFORD of Primrose broke a bone in his leg while going to school.
He neglected the injury and then had to be taken to a hospital for the
treatment of a bealing that had set in where the fracture was.
Thirty-five Years Ago
November 16, 1907
Sylvester KESSLER of Sturgeon has obtained a position as brakeman on a
freight train in Carnegie
Paul MARCO, Oscar DECROO, and Maurice EGGMAN of Sturgeon bagged 12 rabbits,
one pheasant and one quail near Hanlin.
Thomas GRIBBIN has purchased from the MOORHEAD estate the two houses and
lot on Barr and O'Hara streets for $1000.
William MC GREGOR, superintendent f Shaw mines for some time, has been
transferred to Cecil to fill a similar position.
August HERMAN of Sturgeon lost his life by a fall of slate in the mine of
the Carnegie Coal Co. at Oakdale.
M. A. MANN, Midway station agent was severely bruised and beaten by a
foreigner who attacked him. The foreigner came up to the window, crumbled
up a rebate coupon, and asked for ten cents. Mr. MANN told him to
straighten the coupon and present it in a proper manner. At this the man
became angry and attacked Mr. MANN when the latter left the station. The
Deaths-Nicholas SERES of Cherry Valley; Samuel MC ADAMS of Primrose; Mrs.
James WILMOT of Bishop; Leopold DELCORDE of Robb Valley; Miss Naomi C. BURNS
Thirty Years Ago
November 15, 1912
Awalt FINGER was injured when his motorcycle collided with an automobile in
Directors elected for another year by the McDonald Savings and Trust Co.
were S. D. JONES, J. E. DONALDSON, A. S. GOLDASTEIN, G. L. DUCRAY, A. C. LE
COMTE, B. D. TILLINGHAST, Jacob TRAUTMAN, A. C. FIRINGER, D. C. BROWN.
Robbers entered the Voye hotel in Sturgeon and got away with $20 in money,
a $35 suit of clothes, a $30 rifle, and $50 in other merchandise. Later
they entered the James STEELE store and got $4 in change and $25 in
J. E. KRAEER of Midway has purchased the BARROWMAN property and will move
his present building to the new lot, connecting the two houses into one.
Deaths-James P. MC CALMONT, 69, of Burgettstown; Mrs. Joseph HEMPHILL, 74,
Twenty-five Years Ago
November 15, 1917
Mathias ZIRWAS of Belgian hill had his foot smashed while at work in the
Carnegie Coal Co. mine east of Primrose.
Leslie BALDWIN was honorably discharged from the National army and has
enlisted for four years in the Medical reserve corps.
Thomas VIRTUE, 15, of Oakdale was accidentally shot in the ankle by a
friend while the two were hunting. He bled to death before help arrived.
Deaths-Mrs. Elmer LOVE of R. D. 1, McDonald, Hugh LEE of Cross Creek; Mrs.
J. B. VERMER of McDonald; Mrs. Mary S. WOODS of Oakdale.
Twenty Years Ago
November 17, 1922
Miss Anna E. KRESS of McDonald and Harry L. BELL of Canonsburg were married
November 14 in McKees Rock.
Charles HOOPER of Arabella street underwent an appendectomy n the
John GORMAN of Noblestown was painfully injured in a fall of slated in a
Emma DRUGMAND of Bulger fell and broke her wrist.
T. J. CATHERWOOD of Oakdale brought the PREVOST foam in Primrose from Owen
SMITH for $5300.
Lucy ORBEN of Primrose was standing along side of the railroad tracks when
the car from a passing train ran over her foot. Twenty stitches were
required to close the wound.
Deaths-John Elmer MILLER and LaVerne Marie POUNDS, both of McDonald, and
Mrs. Hubert QUINET and Mrs. Leah CAMPBELL, both of Midway.
Fifteen Years Ago
November 17, 1922
Miss Goldie E. KUNKLE of Midway and Elmer JENKINS of McDonald were married
November 15 in McDonald.
McDonald high, although outweighed 20 lbs. per man defeated Carnegie 7-0.
MC CULLOUGH ran 50 yards fro McDonald's touchdown.
F. James SALLES of McDonald has purchased the BLANK property in Sturgeon.
Deaths-Henry Smith JOHNSTON, 31, of McDonald and James William KELLY, 67,
of Lima, Ohio, formerly of McDonald.
Ten Years Ago
November 18, 1932
Miss Ezra CANONGE of Primrose and Joseph BOULANGER of Midway have announced
their marriage, which was an event of December 15, 1931.
George RANDOUR of McDonald scored both of Villanova's touchdowns when
Detroit defeated them 24-12.
The GILBERT house inPrimrose was burned to the ground. Both the Midway and
McDonald firemen were called but the fire had too great a start. The
property was partially insured.
Anthony DE BLANDER of Primrose was painfully injured in the McDonald mine
and is in the Mercy hospital.
June COX of Muse severely injured an arm when she caught it in the wringer
of the washer.
Deaths-Daniel W. KELLY, 70, and Mrs. Susan BELL JOHNSTON, 77, both of
McDonald; Mrs. Mary Augusta NOIR, 85, of Noblestown.
Five Years Ago
November 19, 1937
Mrs. Margaret Louise MURPHY and Francis Brady COLLINS, both of McDonald,
were married October 8 in St. Alphonsus church, McDonald.
Frederick Henry SCHIEFELBEIN, 7, of R. D. 2, Coraopolis, died November 14
from injuries received ten days earlier while playing football.
Wilber MC ELFRESH of Liberty street is seriously ill in the Mercy hospital.
Dorothy POPICH of Cecil underwent an appendectomy in St. Francis hospital.
Miss Margaret MAPLE and Andrew KINSHIN of Imperial were painfully injured
when their car overturned in Moon township.
Dick WHITLATCH of R. D. 2, McDonald, suffered an injury to his back at his
wok at Montour No. 4 mine.
Little Jean KRENN of Midway underwent a serious operation in the Mercy
McDonald high lost to Burgettstown high 25-7. BECHDEL ran 90 yards for
Deaths-Richard COOPER, 3, William J. SPEER, 85, and Mrs. Samuel A.
ALLINDER, 61, all three of McDonald; Rev. H. Arthur MOSSER, 74, of Candor;
Edward F. BYRNE, 31, of Harmon Creek; Thomas DALEY, 38, of Canonsburg,
formerly of McDonald.
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