John O. Huff Seriously Injured

John O. Huff of Draketown, while on his way home about 11 o’clock Saturday night, met with a serious accident. While walking down the B.&O. railroad track at the Wilhelm siding, about three quarters of a mile west of his place, he stepped from the westbound track of the siding to avoid a westbound freight train standing on the westbound track. A light engine that had got the siding from the east end struck him, throwing him against the bank, breaking his collar bone and fracturing some of his ribs, besides severely cutting his head. He was taken to the Cottage State hospital at Connellsville in an unconscious condition. The doctors at the hospital do not regard his injuries as fatal unless some complications set in. Mr. Huff has been conducting a mine, the output being for domestic use at Fair Oaks near Draketown.

Source: Meyersdale Republic, December 18, 1913.

Death Notices from the 1930s

We wish to express our grateful appreciation to the loyal friends and neighbors for their expression of sympathy, kindly aid and beautiful floral tributes during our recent bereavement.—Mrs. J.C. Durant and family. (Idaho Statesman, July 20, 1933)

The Rev. Lewis J. Rigelman conducted a prayer service Monday morning at 11:30 o’clock at the Newton cemetery for the baby daughter born Sunday morning at 5:30 o’clock to Mr. and Mrs. Samuel J. Banfield. The baby weight 4 1-2 pounds was taken to Nichols hospital, Battle Creek and placed in an incubator where her death occurred. (Marshall Evening Chronicle, August 15, 1935)

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Short News Items from 1925

Mrs. William Rorick of Detroit is the guest of her daughter, Mrs. Lucien Mueller. She came down for the holidays. (Decatur Herald, January 5, 1925)

Miss Dena [sic] Loosley and niece, Jeanie, from Portola, visited relatives here Sunday. (Feather River Bulletin, February 5, 1925)

Little Ila Mae Loosley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold A. Loosley, is recovering from a light attack of measles. (Feather River Bulletin, February 5, 1925)

Mrs. Harold Loosley is ill with measles at her home here. (Reno Gazette-Journal, February 11, 1925)

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Short News Items from 1920

Kenneth Gunton, of No. 2 Ransom, was admitted to the Pittstown Hospital yesterday for treatment. (Wilkes-Barre Record, January 28, 1920)

Mrs. Mary A. Huff and son, Mahlon Huff of Wysox spent Wednesday with her daughter, Mrs. George Parks. (Sayre Evening Times, April 17, 1920)

Mrs. George Parks was hastily summoned to Wysox Saturday morning by the death of her mother, Mrs. Mary Huff, the unfortunate lady who was killed by the cars at that place, Saturday morning. (Sayre Evening Times, July 14, 1920)

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Mrs. Rosie Hardenstine

WYSOX, Feb. 4—Mrs. Rosie Hardenstine Parks, 66, died Saturday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Groover, near here. Besides Mrs. Groover she is survived by a sister, Mrs. Garn Campbell; one brother, Malcolm Huff of Wysox; one other daughter, Mrs. Cephas Hall of Riggs; two sons, Henry Hardenstine of Saco and Lewis Hardenstine of Syracuse; and 17 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at the Wysox church Wednesday at 2 p.m. Burial in Wysox cemetery.

Source: Sayre Evening Times, February 4, 1935.

Mahlon Huff

Mahlon Huff, 69, Towanda R.D. 5 died this morning in the Robert Packer hospital. (Sayre Evening Times, April 10, 1939)

TOWANDA, April 11—Funeral services for Mahlon Huff will be held at the C.H. Maryott Funeral chapel on Court street Thursday at 1 p.m. Mr. Huff was 69 years of age and a life long resident of Wysox and Standing Stone townships. (Sayre Evening Times, April 11, 1939)

Wysox Woman Killed When Hit By Train

Mrs. Mary Huff, age about seventy-five years, was struck by a Lehigh Valley work train near Wysox at 6:10 o’clock this morning and was instantly killed.

It is thought that the woman was picking coal from the Lehigh track and did not hear the approaching train. The work train was pulled by engine No. 1599 with Robert Dillmore as conductor and W.F. Ely as engineer.

Source: Sayre Evening Times, July 10, 1920.