100 Years Ago

Telegram Brings Bad News


November 2, 2023

Herald of Nov. 9, 1923

Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Showalter, steward and matron of the M. C. Home received a telegram bringing the sad news that their youngest daughter, in Chicago, had died. They left at once by automobile to Altoona and thence to Chicago.

Samuel E.Hoover, Salemville village blacksmith, stopped at the bridge near Harvey Snyder’s along the Lincoln Highway to get water for his car. While walking along the stone wall in the dark he slipped off the wall and broke several ribs.

Postmaster Joseph P. Fry of Allentown received a letter from a 50 year old man in Brooklyn signing himsel...

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