Name: Clay W. WORTHING
Birth: MAR 1898 in Saxton, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: AUG 1972 in Reedsville
Census: 7 JUN 1900 Wells Township, Fulton County, Pennsylvania, USA
The Fulton County News, McConnellsburg, PA.
2012-08-23 / From Days Gone By
FROM DAYS GONE BY
40 Years Ago
From The Files Of September 7, 1972
A scene, which could have been lifted from the classic Marlon Brando motorcycle gang movie, “The Wild Ones,” took place opposite the Sipes Funeral Home at Harrisonville on Saturday afternoon when a group of approximately
20 motorcycle riders became enraged following an incident involving the driver of a pickup truck. Police reported that both the truck and the group of cyclists were travelling west on Route 30. The driver had passed some of the cyclists and then stopped to allow another truck to make a left turn. The truck was then surrounded by the cyclists and the driver was “set upon” and the headlight of his truck broken. What sparked off the confrontation between the area man and the cyclists was not reported by police, but no charges were filed and the cyclists continued on their way without further incident.
A young mother and her baby narrowly escaped injury when fire destroyed their trailer home just south of Breezewood last Thursday. Damage was set at $6,000 in the blaze that destroyed the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Layton on old Route 126. Mrs. Layton was using cleaning fluid in the kitchen of the trailer when she passed out, apparently from the fumes. When she awoke, the kitchen was in flames. She grabbed the baby from a bedroom and escaped.
Miss Sue Brown and Airman Edgar Wright were united in marriage on August 26 in the Presbyterian Church, Burnt Cabins. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Carl Brown, Burnt Cabins, and Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Wright Sr. of Wells Tannery.
The Hustontown Rockettes, an independent softball team, is pictured in this week’s issue after finishing a second undefeated season, having won a total of 37 games against teams from a four-county, two-state area. Members of the team are: Bobbi Clark, Dorothy Fix, Luella Keebaugh, Linda Downin, Barbara Plessinger, Trudy Waters, Lillian Keefer, Sally Keebaugh, Sandy Cooper, Boots Fix, Candy Keebaugh, Dorothy Knepper, Donna Kyler, Vickie Kyler, Joan Fleck and Susan Keebaugh.
A very pleasant evening was spent at the Pleasant Grove dining hall on August 26 when a number of friends and relatives gathered to help M. Earl Truax of Warfordsburg celebrate his 80th birthday.
The engagement of Sandra K. Miller to Gary A. Johnston has been announced by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. Wayne Miller. Gary is the son of Mrs. Helen Johnston of McConnellsburg and the late Morrow Johnston.
Marriage licenses: Alonza Palmer of Warfordsburg and Debra Shives of Big Cove Tannery; Herbert Lee Truax of McConnellsburg and Brenda Brant of Hustontown; David Dombrowsky of Mary Esther, Fla., and Linda Deneen of Chambersburg.
Deaths: Clay W. Worthing, formerly of Saxton; Frances McDonald, Greencastle; Thompson Gordon, Reedsville; Mrs. Martha Jane Mellott, McConnellsburg.
Father: Thomas WORTHING b: ABT 1867 in Pennsylvania, USA
Mother: Lillie Mae ENTRIKEN b: 15 JUL 1870 in Entriken, Pennsylvania, USA