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Charles Town, West Virginia
August 13, 1959     Spirit of Jefferson Farmers Advocate
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August 13, 1959

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10 YEARS AGO .-- 1949 five young ladies have t'he contest for the title "Miss Jefferson County" to be by judging. assessed valuation for all property in Jeff. Court- is $23,901,990.00, Assessor *Shir- a,nnounced. This is an in of $812,320.00 over the pre which was $23,089,670. J. L. Snyder of Char N. C. died in t)hat city; Mrs. Connor ha)kite of Shepherds died in Kings Daughters Mavtinsburg; `Miss Helen Kable at her ~home in Shen Junction; Millard Moler Bake~ton died in ,the Ckarles G~neral Hospi~tal. MARRIED:In Balt)imore, `Md. Hilda Roper, daughter of Mr. ~Mrs. Wal,ter Roper became bride of ',Mr. Charles ,Edward son of Mrs. Florin and the Chas. Edward Floria; At Md. Miss Alma Wilt, of .'Mr. and `Mrs. George of Ransom became the bride Hilliard, son of Mr. ~Mrs. Fred Hilliard of Martins ~Mrs. Lillian J. Edwards of Washington Heights announce the marriage of 'her daughter, Staff SVt. Louise K. Edwards ,now of For~ George G. `Meade, )`Md. to ,Mas.ter Sgt. ,Posey B. Hill also star ioned at t~he same post. Invitat- ions have been issued by `Mrs,. Frank Vernon Aler of Martinsburg :t)o t)he marriage of her daughter Pa~ricia Dawes t)o John William Gore, Charles Town. 20 YEARS AGO --= 1939 DeWitt C. Strider re.~ired farm- er of the county died ,in the Ohar- les Town General Hos*pital. Henry L. Hess ,who ,married Miss Jessie Engle of this county died at his home in Washi,ng~on. Prof. Wright Denny was .,honor ed by l~he Board of Education when they named it)he graded sdhool the Wright Denny Graded :Sohool. Real EState Transfers .Howard Penwell purchased Itwo homes on ,Mildred ,Street; in R,anson from Wm. J. Roberts, Execs%or; W. O. H,uddle of ~hena~doah JunCtion ~bough~t a home, part of the~ es- tate of t)he late, t `Miss Minnie J. Weirick, :located at the corner of OOO No need to run all over town for different banking service! We can meet your every need right here . . . whether it's for a savings account or checking account, a personal loan or safe deposit box. Come in . . . soon! Liberty and ,Mildred streerts in of Charles Town. Charles To~vn from C. G. Ta~pscott Advertisemenlts were insetted in executor. ~i~he county papm~s for temporary Potomac ,Motor Lines establish- ~homes for disabled veterans of the ed a bus sdhedule between Charles World War. Town and Hagerstown. An auto bus line from Middle- 40 YEARS ~kGO ---1919 iod from Augus.t 24 tlarougen Sep- les Town, by August 29. Help. SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON. ram~eas ADVOCATE The Bank of Harpers Ferry up- tember 10, 1959 a~nd ask the corn- ]'make this the biggest fair yet. ened for business in the Cavalier mittee to set a basic rate per acre I ~ THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 1959 5--B for the land you want to pl,ace in ] ~ .... ~,,~ ~n~,,',o ,~1o),~ ~+~u ...... ~--~'~ed C0[~ build~,ng in Harpers Ferry .moving Conserv~0tion Reserve. The County ]s,,e~i'~ilzeln" cu'~['~la~sZ~a~ew~re U there from the o,pposite s~de :f A. S. C. located, in the a~d~ o~herl 1terns" ~ s "'requmng the fro' For Quick Resul~ se Our Cla S~henandoah St. Funk, houser Bmldmg m Ranson. ^~, cral~ ...... "- The Sta~te Tax Commissioner re quested county board,s ~throug~nou~t Mr. Howard Eagle is the office e~,~ L~m~,~*~. 'Vhe state to increase their real manager. estate assessments 20 percent. Bur There are steps to be taken and keley county was the only one ,in they will be explaaned when you ~this area to comply, go to t)he A. S. C. Office. DIED:At his home in Ra~ppaha- The mai,n point is, if you want nock coun'ty, Va. W,m. S. ~Mason, a to take pa~t in the Conserwation native of Charles Town mud an Reserve of the Soil Bank, go to Ex-Confederate ~e,teran; in IA~ber- County A. S. C, Office sometime be ,ty, N. Y.: Harry J. Warthan, a son tween August 24 and September in=law of t)he late N. S. J. ~Smi~ch 10, 1959. ;way to Ma~%insburg by way of 30 YEARS AGO =-- 1929 Charles Tow~ just sta~ted a moB- The Jefferson County Telephone ~tJh before w,as suspended for lack Company whic'h had been exclusi- of business. vely owned by Jefferson County peple since i:ts organization more 50 YEARS AGO -- 1909 'Uhan 20 years ~ago was sold o su,pply water and Miss Laura C. Strider of this water service in and to said Town county, proffered her services as and its inha~tans .for a period of a missionary in Japan and ~vas twenty (20) years from the 'd,ate accepted by Bishop A. W. Wilson. of suc~h acquisition, with &he ab- George T. Light was the .first sol,xte privilege of renewing s,~d Charles Town resident to have franchise for an addition,al period water from ~he new town plant) of twenty (20) years. ,conveyed ,to his apar,tment in La~ ARTHUR D. I~'ILLER yer's Row; and Gustave Bro,wn Recorder was the first ~ ins'tall a hydrant, To'wn of Ransom W. Va. July 23-4T- gOMP i i MARRIED:At Ithe Shepherds- town PresbYterian ~Manse, `Miss i Marie Elsie `McCord, teacher of ,music in S~epherd College to ,Mr. :Shirley ,S. Gran~tham, formerly of !Middleway. In Hagers~own, Md. Miss Ethel Rultherford to ~VIr. Rondo ~VI. SmaHwoodt' of Charles Town; In Brunswick, lYfd. :Miss Avis Morgan dau~l~ter of Mr. and `Mrs. R. M. ~Morga,n of Halltown to Mr. GiN ,bert M. Boswell ,of Brunswick. DIED:-In ,the C. T. General Hos pital, Mrs. `Miller B. Bane of Sum- mdt Point; at the home of his dan ghter, Mrs. R. C. Smithson, Silas Hoover; at t)he ,home of his par= ents, Mr. and ,Mrs. Forrest ,Cus- ter near Reed:son, Calvin Cus'ter; at ,the home of his daughter Mr. W. H. Wagner at Summit Poin,t, ,Mrs. Sara~h C. Keesler, widow of Col. Thomas V. Kessler formerly of Ba)timore. i?