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Feb. 12, 1959

Posted 2018-10-04

Feb. 12, 1959

    Woodstock Man Crushed To Death

    Woodstock, February 9 – A huge bank of coal was released by a collapsing wall last Saturday morning and crushed a workman to death.

    Dead on arrival at the local Shenandoah County Memorial Hospital was Landon McInturff Jr., age about 35. He with a fellow workman for the Valley Builders Supply Company were loading a coal truck. McInturff went between the truck and a wall to cut off the coal loader motor. At that time the concrete wall collapsed, falling on the stricken man, along with tons of coal.

    Dr. Harold W. Miller Jr., acting Shenandoah County Medical Examiner, who was summoned to the scene at 10:30 o’clock that morning, said that the workman suffered fractures of the legs and arms and a crushed chest. He was dead on arrival at the hospital.

    He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Landon McInturff Sr., a brother Raymond McInturff, both of Woodstock, and a sister, Mrs. Pauline Patton, Edinburg.

    Getz News Items

    By Mrs. Katie Meyerhoeffer

    Getz, February 3 – We are still having winter weather with the thermometer down to two Monday morning. Now that the Groundhog saw his shadow, we’ll just look out for more bad weather. Monday was a nice day with the sun shining brightly but was a very chilly one.

    Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Wine and daughter of Timberville and Mr. and Mrs. Orville Bowman Jr. and two children of Forestville visited in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Getz Saturday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Mark Myers of New Market, parents of Mrs. Getz spent Sunday afternoon also in the Getz home.

    Helen Jenkins has been much complaining. She had measles over Christmas and has only gone to school very little since. She was taken to the Shenandoah County Memorial Hospital last Monday for tests. She returned home the same day. Her doctor wants her to be quiet and rest, although she does not have to stay in bed.

    Wayne Fadely, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Fadely, who has been in bed with rheumatic fever for several weeks, is still in bed but is getting along all right. It is hard on Wayne to stay in bed as he isn’t very sick. But can sit up in bed.

    W. E. Getz finished butchering on last Friday. He killed three nice hogs.

    Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Jenkins and Helen, Miss Elizabeth Getz and Mrs. L. C. Bowers, visited in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Byrd Moomaw last Sunday.

    Mrs. Katie Meyerhoeffer spent last week visiting friends at Bergton and also visited friends around her old home in Cross Keys community.

    There will be a dance in the Forestville Town Hall this Saturday night, February 7th for the benefit of Polio. It is hoped that everyone will go and help a worthy cause.

    Visitors in the Getz, Jenkins and Meyerhoeffer home Sunday afternoon were Mr. and Mrs. George Sievers of Bergton and Mr. Lester Green of Mt. Jackson.