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100 Years Ago

First Snow Blankets the Cove


January 13, 2022

Herald of Jan. 13, 1922

Phillip Shelly Brown, 88, died in Kansas City, Missouri, on December 10, 1921. He was born on a farm near New Enterprise and was raised on the Abraham Shelly farm along Clover Creek after his father died. He moved to Davenport, Iowa in 1855 and studied law in the office of John W. Thompson, formerly of Hollidaysburg. Brown moved to Kansas City in 1858, arriving by steamboat. At his death he was the oldest member of the Kansas City Bar and the oldest member of the Presbyterian church there. The local Kansas City paper stated that his death “removes a figure prominent in the history of Kansas City”.

The first real snow of the season blanketed the Cove in nearly two feet of snow. Winds piled the snow in deep drifts. Students at the school house in South Martinsburg were snowed in and had to be shoveled out.

Mrs. G. W. Davis, former matron at the Morrisons Cove Home, delighted the present inmates by presenting each with an orange and candy on Christmas Day.


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