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From: "Victoria Hospodar Valentine" <>
Subject: [ALL] Long Ago
Date: Sat, 25 May 2002 07:22:54 -0400
August 18, 1941 McDonald Record-Outlook
Out of the Long Ago
Thirty-five Years Ago
August 3, 1906
Pennsylvania oil was reduced three cents: from $1.64 at which it stood
since April 24, to $1.61.
L____ I. MCFARLAND, employed in McDonald Record office for six years has
acquired a printing office in Cleveland, Ohio, and is meeting with success.
Edward A. ABEL, a well-known young tailor of Burgettstown was drowned in
the Rock Springs park bathing pool
The committee in charge of the Firemen's convention realized the sum of
$267.26 from the picnic on July 18.
Miss Emma E. POTTER of McDonald and Everett FERGUSON of Holidays Cove were
married August 1, in McDonald.
Robert WALLACE accidentally broke three ribs and dislocated a ___while
pulling the trip-rope in loading hay in South Fayette township.
George GARN's stable, R. D. 2, Imperial, was destroyed by fire. The heat
was so intense it was impossible to enter the building and the animals were
burned along with the stable, the barn, silo, engine house and 65 tons of
hay and wheat.
Deaths-Mrs. George W. HOFFMAN, 59, of Noblestown and James HAMILTON, 70, of
Thirty Years Ago
August 4, 1911
A brother of William LETKEN_OLDER of Fourth street has arrived here from
Germany for a visit.
Eli Masquelier was buried in a fall of slate in the Jumbo mine and
sustained a fractured nose and a broken bone in his foot.
The amount of coal taken from the local mines of the Pittsburgh Coal Co.
last pay exceeded in tonnage any similar period's production in the history
of the company.
Walter REID has sold his dwelling in North McDonald street to Mrs. S___ of
Sturgeon. The REIDs have moved to Florida
John SCHMACK, 16, of Briar hill was instantly killed when struck by a coal
car in the mine.
William AUSTIN of McDonald rescued three persons from drowning at Rock
Al ? KETHLEY of Midway sustained a broken arm when hit by a cable in the
Deaths-James R. MCCAUSLAND, of McDonald, Mrs. Mary COOPER, 44, of Primrose,
John W. CRAWFORD, 61, of Midway
Twenty-Five Years Ago
August 4, 1916
The fire Sunday evening was in the MACK home in North street, opposite the
TRIMMER house. The small son of the MACKs, alone in the house, set fire to a
clothes press and burned his own feet. The neighbors rescuted the boy and
extinguished the fire before the hose company arrived.
Miss Neva REED and Miss Edith MERCER leave soon for Detroit, where they
will take passage on one of the Great Lakes liners for a six-day cruise from
Detroit to Duluth, Minn.
Aaron STEELE has sold his house in Fannie street to Prof. C. E. KERR, ____
teacher in Cecil township schools.
Andrew SMIT, 7, was fatally injured by a threshing machine on his father's
farm near Imperial.
Deaths-Casimere SCHAYES, 90, of Sturgeon, Harry MEREDITH, 52, of
Noblestown, Paule VERGNE, 65, of Cecil, Mrs. A. P. LINN, 74, of
Burgettstwon, Nicholas KELLY, 37, of Detroit, brother of James KELLY of
Twenty Years Ago
August 5, 1921
William R. COOPER of McDonald went to Jersey City, N. J. to spend several
days with a cousin. Later he sailed to Southhampton, England to visit his
brother, who resides about six miles from London.
Charles FRANKLIN, a brother of A. _. FRANKLIN of North street, was
seriously injured in an automobile accident in Youngstown, Ohio.
Mrs. Mary D. STEEN of Washington, mother of Miss Ida V. STEN of McDonald,
fell and fractured a hop.
The Rev. Guy S. BROOKS has retired as pastor of Robinson's Run church of
A. M. DEVILLARS of Noblestown was painfully injured when a half ___ of
paint fell on his leg.
L. A. DRUGMAND's dwelling and storeroom in Imperial were destroyed by
Miss Rosaline HALEY and Albert HAN_AN, both of Midway, were married August
3, in Midway.
Deaths-Mrs. Nathaniel W. EDMUNDS, 39, and Mrs. B. W. BUCHEEIT, 73, both of
Fifteen Years Ago
August 6, 1926
A Rebekah lodge was organized in McDonald with 31 charter members. It will
be known as Pansy Rebekah lodge.
A. B. SCOTT of Burgettstown suffered lacerations on the forehead and face
when the automobile he was driving near the old chemical works, Oakdale, was
struck by another machine and was knocked off the road over a 250-foot
J. Paul STEWART's dwelling at Cliff Mine was damaged by fire.
Martin BOYNES of west of town underwent an appendectomy in the Homeopathic
Mrs. Charles SCHONS is a patient in the Mercy hospital
Bud Kelly of Noblestown accidentally dislocated his knee while playing
Miss Clara FELTON of Midway has gone to New Your City, where she has
accepted employment as an assistant buyer in the art needle work department
for the McCreery Co. of Pittsburgh.
Ten Years Ago
August 6, 1931
The Samual KUNKLE home in Fannie street extension, in what is known as the
New World, was destroyed by fire. The family was out of town and the fire
had gained considerable headway before neighbors noticed it.
Raymond ROSEL of R. D. 1, Hickory was painfully injured when he fell from a
tree while picking pears on the J. P. MCCARRELL farm.
Dr. C. B. DENNY of Oakdale was painfully injured when struck on the right
collarbone by a golf ball on the Monongahela Valley course.
Miss Mary Ellen SPARBAR of Oakdale and Michael BARBISH of Presto were
married July 30 in Wellsburg.
Betty Lou NICE of Imperial had the misfortune to lose the end of a finger
when she caught it in the car door.
August GODFREY of Cecil sustained painful injuries to his back while at
work in the Mansfield mine.
Deaths-Francis COLVILLE, 78, and William H. LYONS, 82, both of McDonald.
Five Years Ago
August 7, 1936
Joseph HEMPHILL, teacher at Union high school, Burgettstown, James C. DUNN,
principal of McDonald high, and Alured C. RANSOM, coach of McDonald high,
have returned from a 12,000 mile Western trip.
S. B. CRAIG, the Noblestown druggist, has a five-year-old fox terrier which
carries in his face in white the letter V and within the letter in black
silhouette the figure 8. A picture of the dog was sent to Henry FORD, who
replied promptly and thanked Mr. CRAIG for the picture, which has been added
tin his collection of unique articles.
Paul FLEMING of Clinton underwent an appendectomy in the Presbyterian
Jules DUBOIS, Prosper PIERRARD, and Theodore JONES of the Midway Sportsmen'
s club make a remarkable showing in the 1936 vermin hunt conducted by the
Washington County Sportsmen's and Conservation league. DUBOIS killed 2,
465 watersnakes, 49 crows, 3 owls, one weasel, 19 marauding house cats and
56 starlings. PIERRARD killed 836 snakes, 4 cats, 8 starlings, 12 hawks and
100 crows. Jones killed 94 crows, 12 snakes, 4 owls, 12 starlings, 2 cats,
13 hawks and 11 weasels.
Samuel LITTLE of Clinton fell and broke a bone in his foot.
Shirley WILSON of Imperial fell from a couch and fractured a thigh. This
is the second fracture in several weeks.
Deaths-Mrs. Frederick SEABRIGH of R. D. 4, McDonald; John PARNABY, Sr., of
Midway; W. F.CALDWELL, 71, of Hickory; James E. MCNALL, 75 of San Diego,
Calif., formerly of McDonald.
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