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125 Years Ago

Prominent Resident Dies

Herald of June 30, 1898

Harrison Gorsuch, prominent Martinsburg resident, died the previous Thursday as a result of a fall from a ladder several weeks before. He was aged 72 and followed blacksmithing most of his life, first at Springfield Furnace and later at Martinsburg.

At a congregational meeting held at the Martinsburg Reformed church Sunday morning, Rev. G. P. Poetter of Baltimore was given a call to become a pastor of the church. The congregation at Beavertown joined in the call.

The first cavalry, known as Roosevelt’s Rough Riders, had a pitched battle with Spanish troops eight miles f...


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