Mrs Margaret RIDALL, of Salem Twsp. dies
Widow of C.B. Ridall, tax collector died yesterday at 5:15 AM. She had been in good
health until Thursday when she suffered a chill which was followed by pleurisy and
Margaret Alice HARMON, before her marriage, was the daughter of Henry and Caroline
Harmon. Born November 15, 1863 in Salem Twsp., three miles from Beach Haven. She
married Mr. Ridall on July 17, 1883 in a ceremony performed by Rev. William Lutz,
Methodist minister at the home of her parents.
Mrs Ridall united with the Methodist Church when 16 years of age. She was later
immersed in the Susquehanna at Hick's Ferry by the Rev. W.H. Strain, and joined the
Walton Methodist Episcopal Church of the Beach Haven Charge. Since coming in Berwick
in 1917 she has been active in the First Methodist Episcopal church, where she received
comfort from the church.
The well-known Berwick woman, who would have been 75 on
Tuesday of next
week, was a member of the Home Department of the Methodist Episcopal Church,
as well as a member of the congregation.
Mrs. Ridall was the mother of the following children: Harry Freeman Ridall (Berwick),
Florence Mary Ridall (at home), Rev. Archie Frederick Ridall (Ohio), Dr. Paul Leslie Ridall
(Williamsport). Another child, Franklyn Clyde Ridall died in 1918 when 31 years of age.
Mr. Ridall preceded her in death in 1933.
Services will be held from the late home Friday afternoon at 2 0'clock. The Rev. R.J. Allen,
of the First Methodist church will officiate. Interment will be made in Pine Grove Cemetery.
Samuel SLUSSER, native of Zenith, dies at 82.
Mr. Slusser had been in ill health for two years but the illness that directly resulted in his
death was of but 10 days duration. He was a member throughout his life of St. James'
Surviving are his wife; three children, Mrs John SELTZER, of Shickshinny valley: Miss
Emma SLUSSER (home), and Mrs. Edwin SEELY, of Nescopeck RD.; nine grandchildren and
four great-grandchildren.. There is one sister, Mrs Lydia A. HARTER, of Nescopeck.
Services will be held at the St. James church at 2 o'clock, Rev. Mr. Kuntzelman of the
Nescopeck Lutheran parish, will officiate and interment will be made in St. James cemetery.
William KRUM, ninety-one dies.
One of the oldest residents of the county succumbs in Catawissa Twp. At 91 Mr.
Krum died at his home yesterday afternoon at 3:45.
He had been walking about the house during the day when stricken. He was born in
Danville on February 11,1859 and had resided in Catawissa twp for 39 years. His wife died
Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Frank BROBST, Bloomsburg: two granddaughters, Mrs Joseph
SHULTZ, and Mrs. William BUCHER, at home, and two great granchildren, Shirley SHULTZ
and Robert BUCHER.
SULLIVAN, Joseph James, 47, of Bloomsburg, in the Veterans Hosp. At Castle Point, NY.,
Sunday night, November 6th, at 8:45 o'clock. Surviving are two sisters, Agnes and Johanna J of
Scranton. Requiem mass will be observed Wednesday (11/9) at St. Columba's church.
Old Rosemont cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. John STEINRUCK, of E. Fourth street, entertained
the latter's brother and sister-in-law, Mr and Mrs Jason PATTERSON, and son, John, of
Easton over the weekend. Mr. and Mrs Andrew Patterson, parents of Mrs Steinruck and
Mr. Patterson were dinner guests Sunday.
Mrs. W. K. CREASY, Espy, entertains Fishing Creek Community Chorus at
Luncheon. After chorus practice a luncheon was served.
Miss Olive MILLER, Elysburg is bride of Shamokin Man. Charles D. STEINER,
Shamokin, married Miss Miller Saturday morning at the Shamokin First United Brethern
church. Miss Mirian McConnel, church organist, played. The bride, daughter of Mr and
Mrs Howard O. Miller, has been employed as a school teacher in Coal twp.. Mr Steiner is
manager of an engineering company.
The Commonwealth of Pa paid $183.470 on Nov 8, 1938 for the famed
Kitchen's Creek and Ricketts Glen.
The world's first municipal electric lighting apparatus, installed by
Thomas A. Edison at Sunbury in 1883 will go on the auction block at
When a dummy in a Hazleton department store window got off balance and
nosedived into a plate glass window, the police were told that a woman
had committed suicide.
The three-cents-a-day hospitalization plan went into effect in
Philadelphia with seventeen hospitals holding membership contracts.
Youth called a deer slayer---
Alfred CARPENETTI, Wapwallopen RD placed under $300 bail.
Charged with the slaughter of 2 deer of a herd that was near Counci Cup,
Alfred Carpenetti, 19, state highway worker, Monday night was given a
preliminary hearing at the office of Justice of the Peace Joseph Hughes
at Shickshinny. His father , Fred Carpenetti, furnished $300 bail for
his son. Carpenetti denied charges and gave testimony that contradicted
that given by Doyle DAWSON, Wapwallopen.
Sarah E. KLINE (photo on page 6) of West First Street, Bloomsburg, cast
her first vote for Governor Sproul, candidate the year womans sufferage
amendment was effective. Yesterday she voted, at the age of 88. Along
with her is Thomas BROMLEY, just 21, of West First St., who cast his
ballot on age.
More game lands in Beaver
Pennsylvania Game Commission has announced the purchase of 30 additional
tracts of good game land aggregating 12,691 acres in fifteen counties of
The tracts include: 400 acres in Beaver township, this county' 1,271
acres in Zerbe, Coal Twp. And Shamokin Twp, Northumberland Co.
Joseph LINN, Catawissa underwent an operation for appendicitis last
Carl GRIMES, Catawissa purchased a Metz runabout.
With a serious accident almost inevitable and with Verda the nine-year
old daughter of Mr and Mrs Tilden WEIS, of Lime Ridge, and her two-year
old sister, Loraine, whom she was carrying in her arms, almost in the
path of the automobile of S.R. ALBERTSON, of Berwick, Stephen BOND
Nescopeck, a passenger, grasping the situation at once, jumped out on
the hood of the car, and grabbed the babe from the child's arms as the
bar bore down upon them. Then jumping he grabbed the elder daughter
after the rear of the car struck them. The child sustained only a
Chester PURSEL, who holds a position with the Pullman Company in North
Carolina, is spending a two week vacation with his parents, Mr and Mrs
The young son of J. E. ROSS fell off a couch yesterday and sustained an
ugly gash on the head.
Thomas, the little son of Mr and Mrs Clark SHUMAN, has been critically
ill with bronchial pneumonia for the last few days at his home in West
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