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Oct. 3, 1952-Nov. 28, 1952

Posted 2017-11-02

Oct. 3, 1952

    Window Displays. Communion service, baptismal font and altar cloth used by the Rev. John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg. The vessels are said to have been presented to the Lutheran congregation in Woodstock by the King and Queen of Sweden. These valuable articles, along with Muhlenberg Bible, belonging to the Woodstock Episcopal Church, are on display in the windows of Wender’s Department Store. Some of the antique relics of value shown by Daniel Burner, in several of the Wender windows are a picture of Burner’s Spring, now called Seven Fountains, where a large hotel was frequented by the aristocracy of Virginia and adjoining states many years before the War Between The States when the main travel was by coaches. There, seven different kinds of mineral waters bubbled up in springs just a few yards apart. The springs are still there but the hotel was burned many years ago.


Oct. 17, 1952

    (Adv). State of Virginia…Hope Sine Morrison, complainant vs George Edward Morrison Jr…the purpose of this suit is to obtain for the complainant from the defendant…a decree of divorce from the bonds of matrimony upon the ground of willful desertion and abandonment of complainant for a period of more than two years…that George E. Morrison Jr. is a non resident of this state…


Oct. 24, 1952

    Miss Pearl Huffman of Alexandria, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Dewey Huffman of Orlando, Florida, became the bride of Mr. David Widder on Oct. 15, a son of Mr. and Mrs. George Widder of Kansas City, Missouri. Mrs. Widder was born near Pugh’s Run where she and her parents lived, attending Maurertown school.

    Mrs. Elsie H. McAfee, one of Woodstock’s most respected colored residents, passed away Monday in the Shenandoah County Memorial Hospital. For several years she had been the courteous custodian of the ladies’ rest room in the courthouse. Born in Staunton Sept. 9, 1891, she was a daughter of the late Alexander and Henrietta Carter Holloway. She came to Woodstock in 1912 when she married Harry McAfee. Besides her husband she is survived by two sisters, Mary Crews of Fairmont, W. Va. and Lena H. Carter of Staunton.

    (Adv). Robert  Henry, Plumbing and Heating. Woodstock, Va., Phone 379.

    Toms Brook. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Crabill are accepting congratulations on the birth of twins, a boy and a girl at Shenandoah County Memorial Hospital Saturday morning. Mrs. Crabill is the former Miss Mary Rakes of Roanoke.


Oct. 31, 1952

    Woodstock’s newest store, the F & G Super Market opened this week in the storehouse on Main Street formerly occupied by the Riteway Cleaners. Proprietors of the new store are Ted Fleming and Landon Gochenour, who have been operating the abattoir which they purchased from the Eagles some months ago.


Nov. 7, 1952

    Married. Miss Mary Pence, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Erasmus Pence of near Woodstock, and Mr. Robert Vaughn, son of Mrs Gladys Vaughn of Woodstock, at Hagerstown, Md., Oct. 31.


Nov. 14, 1952

    Mrs. Robert L. Dunn, a popular young Woodstock matron, is in critical condition in the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond where she was taken after being stricken suddenly with poliomyelitis. Latest word in mid-week was that she was showing encouraging improvement although still quite ill. Mr. Dunn is the Virginia State Forester for this area.


Nov. 21, 1952

    The community was deeply saddened Sunday to learn of the passing of Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth Dunn, whose death occurred in the Medical College of Virginia Nov. 16. She was the wife of Robert Dunn, State Forester for the counties of Shenandoah, Frederick, Warren and Clark. Surviving besides her husband, a daughter and son, Carolyn Kent Dunn and Lawrence Michael Dunn. She was born Dec. 16, 1922.


Nov. 28, 1952

    Mr. Charles Spiggle of Edinburg recently acquired a very old small iron kettle and stand from his sister, Mrs. Fred Reynard, which has an interesting story behind it. Mr. Spiggle’s grandfather, the late Mr. Lorenza Grim, who was a Southern soldier in the War Between the States, who became a cook after being injured, often told of using this kettle to prepare food for the soldiers.

    765 Bucks, 392 Doe Killed in County. Among the local hunters who bagged the limit of one deer were John Richman, ,Dolph Miller, Walter Henry, R. H. Combs, Fred Jackson, Charles Seal, Ray Cook, Fred G. Wolverton, Edward Stepp, Delmar Racey, Irvin Shrum, Fred Beydler, Lester Wisman, Philip Sager, James Hullihen, Auburn Lambert, Mervin Helsley, Kevin Miller, Donald Miller, Douglas French, John Grabill, Shirley Kibler, John Ryman, Ernest Copp, Woodstock; B A Foltz, Roy Rupert, J. M. Andes, Truman Coffman, Jack Downey, Douglas Painter, G. M. Clinedinst, J. B. Lambert, Stanley Patton, M. A. Thompson Jr., J. H. Painter, Floyd Kline, Andrew J. Cook, Harry Stoneburner Sr. all of Edinburg.

    Fort Valley 4H News. Nov. 18 Fort Valley 4H Club held its regular meeting. Those attending were Janet Boyer, Molly Sullivan, Jean Boyer, Trudy Ritenour, Barbara Burner, Judy Ritenour, Lila Boyer, Harriett Coverstone, Juanita Grandstaff, Wanda Coverstone, Peggy Ritenour, Mildred Coverstone, Elwood Burner, Elwood Sullivan, Wayne Ritenour, Jimmy Grandstaff, Charles Lichliter, Charles Ritenour, Martin Cullers, Paul Burner.