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Dec. 23, 1949
Died. Charles Jackson Funk, of Fort Valley, aged 70 in Newton D. Baker Hospital Dec. 17. He is a son of George Jackson and Jane Elizabeth O’Ferrel Funk, and survived by his wife Margaret Elizabeth Ritter Funk, four sons Lewis, Adam, Luther and Henry Funk at home, Charles Jr. of the U S Army, Maury Jackson Funk a son by a previous marriage, daughter Mrs. Orus Riggleman of Shady Grove and Mrs. Paul Palmer.
Jan. 5, 1950
Those from Mt. Jackson who attended the Blue Bell Inc. Christmas party at Grove Hill School in Page County were: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Guess, Mr. and Mrs. Orville Silvious, Mr. and Mrs. John Painter, Mr. and Mrs. William Runion, Mr. and Mrs. William Weatherholtz, Mr. and Mrs. James Baker, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Golladay, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Spitzer, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Frye, Mrs. Zula Sager, Mrs. Geneva Buchanan, Mrs. Henry Frye, Mrs. Laura Bowman, Mrs. Beverly Garber, Mrs. Melvin Walters, Mrs. Grace Fansler, Mrs. William Tisinger, Mrs. Hester Jordan, Misses Virginia Huffman, Margie Estep, Anna Belle Frye, Anna Lee Spitzer, Zula Funkhouser, Vivian Marston, Geraldine Frye, Courtney Weatherholtz, Lorena Barbe, Leona Spitzer, Vergie Sager, Lucy Runion, Ivor Crisman and Thurston Frye.
Mt. Clifton. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bowers, who have been operating a store at the foot of the hill for several years, have moved into the storeroom in the former Stickley home, now owned by M.r and Mrs. Dysart at the top of the hill. Much ground has been moved and workmen are now busy preparing to install a gasoline pump which will be run by Mr. and Mrs. Bowers. It is understood that Mr. and Mrs. Wes Frye will open a store in their own building vacated recently by Mr. and Mrs. Bowers.
William Jacob Keller, 85, a descendant of the earliest Shenandoah County settlers, died at the Cora Miller Memorial Hospital Saturday from injuries received earlier in the evening when he was struck by an automobile while crossing the street near his home in Toms Brook. He was struck in front of the Snarr and Miley store, sustained a broken leg, and head and internal injuries. He was a son of the late Jacob William and Lydia Borden Keller. In 1892 he married Miss Ida Baker, who preceded him in death. He is survived by his son W. J. Keller Jr, who lives in the old home place.
Married. Miss Caroline Jay Bowman, daughter of Mrs. C Courtland Bowman, to Paul Pence Wisman, son of Mr. Harry E Wisman, all of Edinburg Dec. 27; Miss Marian Elizabeth Emswiller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs Fred Emswiller of Woodstock, and Randolph Foltz, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Ray Foltz of Edinburg, on Dec. 27 at Hagerstown.
Jan. 20, 1950
Married. Miss Jeannine Wolverton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Guy S. Wolverton of Woodstock, and Mr. Ted Paul Fleming, son of Mr. R. L. Fleming of Saumsville Dec. 27 at Frederick Maryland. Mr. Fleming is a manager of the Safeway Store in Purcellville, where they now reside.
(Adv). Uptown Theatre, Woodstock. Friday and Saturday “Lash” LaRue in “Dead Man’s Gold,” and Scott Brady in “In This Corner.”
Edward Allen Zirkle, 32, a patient in the DeJarnette Sanitorium near Staunton, died under the wheels of a truck on the Route 250 bridge over the Chesapeake and Ohio tracks Saturday morning Jan. 14. State police stated that the truck driver said that Zirkle was crouched facing the highway as the truck approached and jumped into its path. Beside the highway police found the victim’s shoes where he had evidently placed them after removed preparatory to jumping. He had been a patient in the institution since Dec. 18. A son of Allen R. and the late Annie C. Rosenberger Zirkle, he is survived by one sister Mrs. Harry Ritchie of New Market, brothers Lawrence and Alden Zirkle of New Market.
The Rev. D. W. Zipperer recently accepted a call to the Forestville Lutheran Parish of Solomon’s, St. James and St. Mary’s. He and his wife will arrive in Mt. Jackson with their daughter Ellen Jacquelyn, age 7, on Friday.
Jan. 27, 1950
Harold P. Sheetz, veteran postman, in August 1950 will have completed 28 years of faithful service in delivering mail in Woodstock. Including making his two daily deliveries in Woodstock, Mr. Sheetz walks just about fifteen miles, and it is estimated that in the 28 years he has trod over one hundred thousand miles in the streets of Woodstock.
Feb. 3, 1950
The Shenandoah Farmers Union is remodeling the old Chapman building on the corner of Court and Commerce streets, where they will open up an up-to-date repair shop for farm machinery and equipment. Clint O’Neal is in charge of the remodeling work. The Farmers Union sells the Oliver line of farm machinery and equipment.
Feb. 10, 1950
Rev. W. A. Sigman began work Feb. 1 as pastor of the Orkney Springs Parish, made up of three churches, Powder Spring near Orkney Springs, Morning Star at Hepners and St. Paul’s at Jerome. He and his wife have three children, Mertie Lee, age 17, Walter Jr. age 15 and Vernon age 14.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hausenfluck and family have moved from White Post, Clarke County, to the Luttrell tenant house, located about two miles from Woodstock in the orchard formerly owned by the late J. D. Grabill. Mr. Hausenfluck’s parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hausenfluck, for many years were well known residents of Shenandoah County, having lived near Fairview before moving to Frederick County about fifty years ago.
Feb. 17, 1950
A number of new homes have recently been completed or are nearing completion in “Chapel Heights” five miles southwest of Woodstock. The first of the newer homes was that of Mrs. Mamie Head on the north side of the road. Others are Jackie Coffelt, Lesleigh Berry and Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Wetzel. Also officer Earl Clark of the Woodstock Police Department and Mrs. Clark on the south side of the road. Chapel Heights is located on the main water line coming to Woodstock and commands a view of the Valley for miles.
Paul D. Beable, 37, a native of Shenandoah County, has been approved principal of the new James Wood consolidated high school just west of the Winchester city limits. Beable, a graduate of George Washington University, is now principal in Stephens City.
Churches. Congregational Christian Church Parish, Rev. Clyde Koon, pastor; Quicksburg Lutheran Parish, Rev. V L Fulmer, pastor; Smith Creek Baptist, Elder John Adkerson, pastor; Orkney Springs Lutheran, Rev. Walter A Sigman, pastor.
March 24, 1950
Died. Mr. John W. Conner Monday at the home of Mrs. Charles Tapley in Saumsville. A son of the late Morgan and Catherine Rudolph Conner, he was born in the Cedar Creek Valley June 11, 1852, he was 97 years, 8 months and nine days. He married Miss Fannie Belle Wolverton on Jan. 28, 1885. She died Feb. 5, 1946. Eight children survive Messrs Harry Conner of Toms Brook, Clarence, Fred and Carl Conner of Maurertown, Paul Conner of Freeport, Illinois. Cletus Conner of Washington, D.C., Mrs Stella Auth of Fairfax and Mrs. Elmer Sager of Maurertown.
March 2, 1950
Mr. Charles Long of New Market received from relatives living in Mound City, Missouri a newspaper which carried an article announcing the one hundredth celebration planned for his uncle, John Heck, affectionately known by friends in this Missouri town as “Uncle John.” Mr. Long states that his uncle was born east of New Market and not in Page County. He went to Ohio for two years when he was 20 years old, then came to Missouri at the age of 22. He arrived at Forest City in 1877 by steamboat and worked in Oregon for two years as a carpenter.
Born. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Glenn Wellard of Forestville, a son Feb. 23 at Henkel Nursing Home named Stanley Lane Wellard.
Married. Miss Frances Elizabeth Barrick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Barrick Jr. of Edinburg, and Mr. David Moritz Gochenour, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Gochenour of Woodstock, Feb. 18 at Wakeman’s Grove. The groom is now employed by E C Earnest as an electrician in Washington, D. C. They will make their home near Washington, D. C. at the Canary Trailer Park where they will be near Mr. Gochenour’s work.