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1 Oct 1931
Submitted by Lynne Canterbury


Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Cornely motored to Lewistown on Sunday.

Supt. H. E. Hogue of the public schools was in State College on business, Saturday.

F. J. Beahan of Philadelphia and Miss Bernice Welsh visited friends in Clearfield recently.

Miss Fay Singer, nurse at a Waynesburg hospital, is at home for a few weeks' vacation and rest.

A. A. Dietrich and Joe Prave were fishing at the Racetown Dam, near Huntingdon, one day last week.

Howard Donofsky and Miss Leonore Commons entered the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia this week.

Bill Donahoe, former coach at St. Francis College, and Blair Patterson of Pittsburgh, visited at the Welsh residence over the week end.

Mr. and Mrs. Asa McAnulty and Mr. and Mrs. Clark Keith of near Cherry Tree visited at the home of Mrs. Eva McAnulty and daughter on Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. George Martin of Castle Shannon spent the latter end of last week at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Alexander. The ladies are sisters.

Mrs. Sobacienska, Mrs. Seihien and Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Siehien and child of New York, visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Zienko one day last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mash of Wilmerding and Mrs. Pearl Yates and little son, Leo, of Pittsburgh were Sunday guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Mash.

In addition to others recently mentioned, Miss Eleanor Pomputius is also a student at the Indiana State Teachers' College where she is taking her second year's work.

Mrs. George Fresh, Stanley Fresh, Mrs. Joseph Russell and daughter, Betty Lou, Mrs. Joseph Peters and baby, Joe, visited Willard Fresh and family in Erie over the week end.

Dr. A. L. Keim moved his family from Hagerstown, Md., this week, into the residence property vacated by the C. R. Dilling family. A son, Laurence, is attending Junior Pitt in Johnstown, and another son, David, entered Nanty-Glo high school this week.


While riding his motor into the Springfield mine, Friday afternoon, John Hancherick was caught and squeezed between the motor and roof. His check was badly crushed, but it seems that no bones were broken. He was taken to Memorial hospital for treatment where his condition is now reported as good.


Milton Carlisle was the victim of a very painful and distressing accident early Monday morning, while entering the Heisley mine. It seems he was on a motor which sideswiped a loaded car, grinding his leg between the cars. He sustained a compound fracture of the lower right leg. He was taken to Memorial hospital where his condition is far from good. It is hoped that amputation will not be necessary.


Mrs. Mary J. Wissinger, aged 51 years, wife of A. C. Wissinger, died in Mercy hospital in Johnstown at 3:30 Monday afternoon, where she had been a patient since August 30, following an operation several months ago. Cancer of the stomach was the cause of death.

Mrs. Wissinger was born in Pittsburgh on February 17, 1880, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Varley. The family came of Johnstown shortly before the flood in 1889. Besides her husband, two brothers survive, John A. Varley of Altoona and James H. Varley of Chicago. She was one of Nanty-Glo's most highly esteemed ladies and was the friend of everyone who knew her.

Funeral services were held this forenoon in St. Mary's Catholic church, the requiem mass being said by the pastor, Rev. Father Thomas Marcinek. Burial took place in Grandview cemetery in Johnstown.


William Francis Hunter, aged 66 years, who had been in failing health for some time, died suddenly at his home at about 7 o'clock, Saturday morning. While he had not been well, yet he had been about his home and store and death came unexpectedly. Hardening of the arteries is sigen as the ailment which caused death.

Mr. Hunter was born at LaJose, Pa., September 4, 1865. He and Grace V. Beck were married in New Washington, Pa., on October 15, 1902. They came to Nanty-Glo from Winburne about ten years ago. The deceased was a jeweler by trade and has been in that business here. Besides his widow, one brother and two sisters survive. James B. Hunter of Nanty-Glo, Mrs. Catherine Burge of Philadelphia, and Mrs. W. D. Meredith of Thompsontown, Pa.

Brief funeral services were conducted at the Kreshak funeral parlors at noon on Monday by Rev. H. C. Hess, pastor of the Church of the Brethren. The funeral party then motored to East Ridge, Clearfield county, where further services were held in the U. B. Church. Interment was in the East Ridge cemetery.

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