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From: "Victoria Hospodar Valentine" <>
Subject: [ALL] Long Ago
Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 12:53:17 -0400
Feb. 5, 1943 McDonald Record-Outlook
Out of the Long Ago
Forty-five Years Ago
February 5, 1898
James H. ROBB has laid out three acres of ground on his farm at the head of
Robb Valley to be used as a cemetery.
John BRADY says that when the court house in Washington was built in 1840 a
jug of whiskey was walled up.
At Marlier and Stewart's the introduction of late-style machinery enables
workmen to turn out twice as many milk cans in a day. The milk can trade of
this firm is a very extensive one.
Bert MCCARTNEY rents the office Notary VALENTOUR has heretofore used, fits
it up as a business stand for his tobacco, notions, and messenger business.
U. S. Grant NEILL, a well-known oil worker of Midway, starts February 15
for the Klondike, taking with him specially designed prospecting tools.
A new side track is being made from the Westend tower to Primrose.
Forty Years Ago
February 6, 1903
Dr. Francis H. WADE of Allegheny has purchased the old DONALDSON farm in
Cecil township. This farm has 21 producing oil wells.
Fred SILHOL of Federal reports that the mines over there are working only
two days a week.
Vincent MILLER was in town Monday, accompanied by F. M. LOWRY, a prominent
business man of Pittsburgh. Mr. LOWRY has rented the MILLER farm and will
bring his fine Canadian jumping horses and kennel of fox hounds here.
The railroad station at Primrose was burned last night.
The wind storm on Wednesday damaged many oil derricks in this vicinity,
blowing some of them to the ground.
Thirty-five Years Ago
February 7, 1908
With a hatchet in one hand, A. J. FRANKLIN of North avenue, tripped on
Tuesday and cut off two fingers of his left hand.
Dick, 28, the faithful dray horse belonging to the D. G. BAMFORD Milling
Co., died January 30. The company showed regret at his loss by having him
Fenwick SHOTTEN of Midway was instantly killed Tuesday by a cave-in while
working in Shaw mine.
On Tuesday evening the Jolly Dozen and their friends formed a sleighing
party and journeyed to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roy RUMBAUGH in Midway.
The Philomathean Literary society of the McDonald high school gave a
program Friday afternoon. Those who took part included Aida AIKEN, Marry
HADDEN, Elizabeth ALSTON, Grace BELL, James CAMPBELL, Harry MCBETH, Adda
COOK, Mabel ENGLISH, and Walter FLAHERTY.
Deaths-Nora Ethel DEAHL, 20, William CLARK, 55, Sturgeon; Eva May POSKIN,
Thirty Years Ago
February 7, 1913
On Tuesday evening a sled-load of thirty pupils of the McDonald high school
went to the home of Matthew CRAWFORD of near Primrose.
The enrollment of the McDonald schools for the term has reached a total of
665 pupils, the largest in the history of the school. Preliminary steps are
being taken for the erection of a new high school building.
George SUERS of Imperial had a foot badly lacerated Monday by a motor which
he was driving in North Star mine.
The Findlay township school board has purchased a plot of ground adjoining
that recently purchased by W. J. WILSON for the erection of a new high
school building in the spring.
At the communion service of the First United Presbyterian church last
Sunday, 11 adults were baptized and 45 persons united with the church. At
the Robinson's Run church seven adults were baptized and 32 united with the
Twenty-five Years Ago
February 1, 1918
On the school Junior UMCA war fund a total of $420.00 has been remitted to
Samuel H. COOK, 86, has just finished a beautiful sweater fro the Red
Todd MARTIN, 27, of Noblestown was crushed to death beneath a slide of coal
in the Chalfant mine a Noblestown.
Reuben LEVISON left Monday night for Watervliet, N. Y., having enlisted in
the Ordnance department of the U. S. army.
Cecil PARKS has enlisted in the aviation corps.
Deaths-Mrs. Guy RUMBAUGH and infant son, McDonald; George ECKELBERGER,
Twenty Years Ago
February 2, 1923
The old safe which served the First National bank until the institution
moved into the new building several years ago, was removed from the Johnson
store this week.
Robert MCGEEVY had the misfortune Saturday to lose the index finger of his
right hand while repairing a pump in the mine of the McDonald Coal Co.
Burglars on Sunday nigh entered the home of Paul JOURET, Center avenue, and
stole a shotgun, revolver and a diamond ring.
Steve SEMBER, 18, was killed January 29 by a fall of slate in Montour No. 9
Deaths-Annie Grace MCCAFFREY, McDonald; Agnes Eileen BEAUMONT, Oakdale;
James W. FEICK, Brookline, Mrs. David C. MILLER, Hickory.
Fifteen Years Ago
February 3, 1928
Louis OPENBRIER of Midway was struck by an automobile and severely injured
while on a visit in McDonald.
August BONDY underwent an operation Monday in the Canonsburg hospital.
L. S. HODGE of Candor, in removing a fallen hollow tree from the
Candor-Bavington road near the Steubenville pike, found about 100 pounds of
honey in its hollow.
Deaths-Mrs. Margaret JACKSON, McDonald; Joseph RITTER, Treveskyn.
Ten Years Ago
February 3, 1933
Jimmy SALLES is the star third baseman on the freshman team at Louisiana
Tech. His father, F. J. SALLES, was a local sandlot luminary in his youth.
Mrs. Frank CAMPBELL was seriously burned about the face and arms and three
company houses were destroyed and a fourth damaged by fire, caused by the
overturning of an oil stove in the CAMPBELL home at Bertha. Damage is
estimated at $6,000.
Mrs. H. E. BALDWIN of Kent, Ohio died of injuries received when the
automobile in which she was a passenger was struck by a train in Kent. Her
husband is a former resident of Midway.
David WEAVER of Gladden heights, a Cecil high student is the leading scorer
in Section XIV of the WPIAL for the first half of the basketball season.
Deaths-Frank KIGHTLINGER, 52, of Gladden; David HIBBS, 67, of Avella,
formerly of McDonald; Mrs. William T. GUTHRIE, 81, and Mrs. Peter J.
VANDALE, both of McDonald.
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