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Elder Dies at Home

Herald of Aug. 25, 1922

The Rev, James D. Brumbaugh, an elder in the Church of the Brethren for many years, died at his home in West Martinsburg at the age of 72. Death came suddenly and was believed to due to a fall that he sustained the afternoon before while he was engaged in picking plums. He had fallen a distance of eight feet, but following the accident was able to walk about.

Woodbury was the scene of one of the most unusual celebrations in its history on Monday afternoon when coal miners and their families from the Broad Top, numbering in all about 1,000 persons, came to the town by mo...


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