75 Years Ago

Barn Burned to the Ground


October 6, 2022

Herald of October 9, 1947

The body of Guy F. Yeckel, formerly of Bakers Summit, but residing at Pittsburgh, was found in the woods between Bloomfield and Ore Hill. The coroner was called and stated the man had died from natural causes and no inquest would be necessary. Yeckel’s wife, the former Mary Mock of Bakers Summit, died a few months earlier.

A barn owned by the D. M. Bare Paper Company burned to the ground. The Homer Delozier Family was using the barn for storing crops and animals. The heat of the fire set paperwood from the Paper Mill on fire as well.

John Ward Funk of Saxton, an...

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