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Jan. 2, 1958-Jan. 10, 1958

Posted 2018-08-02

Jan. 2, 1958

    At a congregational meeting of Emmanuel Episcopal Church last Sunday, Charles B. Houston II, and Robert M. Wick were selected Vestrymen to replace H. Garnett Scott and Wilbur Kennedy, who went off the Vestry under the rotating system.


    Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Burcham of Middletown announce the engagement of their daughter, Janet Lorraine, to Melvin Kenneth Sonner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sonner of Strasburg. Miss Burcham is in her senior year at James Wood and is working parttime at Leggett’s Department Store in Winchester. Mr. Sonner attended Strasburg High School, served in the Armed Forces and graduated in June from Roller’s Business College in Front Royal. He is now employed as an accountant for Massanutten Motors Inc. in Strasburg. A June wedding is planned.


    Staff Sgt. Harry C “Chuck” Jones, U. S. Marine Corps, left Sunday from National Airport, Washington, D.C. for Honolulu, Hawaii after spending a 30 day leave here with his wife, Mrs. Jackie Barr Jones and three young daughters. Mrs. Jones accompanied her husband to National. Her mother, Mrs. Louella Barr and little Jennifer Jones had gone to Washington Saturday, spent the night with Mr. and Mrs.  Homer Steinhour and all returned home Sunday night.


    Art Barrett, a radio announcer for WSIG, Mt. Jackson, with his wife and children, have moved from the Waldo Long property east of town to the residence of Mrs. Essie Tamkin on Summit Avenue, Woodstock.


Jan. 10, 1958

    A strolling Father Time at midnight was one of the highlights of the horn blowing, noise making celebrations at the New Market Youth Center when the youth entertained the youth of Edinburg at a New Year’s Eve dance. One hundred and twenty five teenagers attended the party and chaperones for the affair included Mrs. Shirley Hoover, Mrs. John Crim, Mr. John Bushong, Mr. and Mrs. Rex Lindstrom. Miss Janet Jones of Edinburg was in charge of the music for the dance.


    Marriage Licenses from year 1957….it is interesting to note that 20 of the brides gave their ages as 17, and 10 as 16. One bride gave her age as 15. There were only two bridegrooms who took the venturesome leap at age 17. There were many ages 18 and 19, and the same was true for the brides. A total of 29 couples, one party or both, stated that they had been married previously and were divorced. One man who applied for a marriage license, age 22, stated that he had already been married and divorced twice. He was getting married his third time at voting age, plus one. One bride, aged 17, already had a previous marriage