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THE JOHNSTOWN TRIBUNE-DEMOCRAT
JOHNSTOWN, PA
1988

Friday, 22 Jul 1988

NELLE HUNTER NOTING 100th

Shanksvile

Nelle Hunter, a lifelong local resident, is observing her 100th birthday anniversary today. An open-house celebration will be held July 24 at the firehall.

Mrs. Hunter was born July 22, 1888, in a log cabin on a nearby farm, the daughter of John and Sarah Shank. She is a sixth-generation descendant of Christian Shank, founder of Shanksville.

Mrs. Hunter is the widow of Charles Hunter, who died in 1955. There are three children: John, with whom she resides; Joe, Niagara Falls, N.Y.; and Ruth Wilson, Lake Stonycreek. There are three grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Hunter was a Sunday school teacher for 50 years at the Shanksville United Methodist Church, where she also served 20 years as a lay director.

According to a family member, she is very alert and reads and writes poetry.


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