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Saturday, July 31, 2021

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Miller's School of Welding - Salix - 5 Febraury 1943

Miss Madeline Topper in the photograph along with Mr. Miller. 


Odd Accident - 5 February 1943

Rose Marie Constantino hit by utility pole wood because of an accident by Steve Siciliano who hit the porch of Nunzio Cardellino.


Monday, July 26, 2021

Last Cambria County Civil War Vet - 1 February 1943

David C. Plowman - 96th Birthday - Last Cambria County Civil War Vet - The Johnstown Tribune.

The following is from Find a Grave:
CO. F, 21 PA. CAV.

182nd Regiment, 21st Cavalry, Company F, Mustered in Feb 17, 1864

Last Civil War Veteran Dies At Gallitzin

David C. Plowman, aged 98, a native of Blair county but for many years residing at Gallitzin and the last Civil war veteran in Cambria county, died this morning at 4.30 o'clock at the home of his son, Edward Plowman, in Gallitzin.

Mr. Plowman had been a patient in the Mercy hospital in this city for some time undergoing treatment for injuries suffered in a fall but last Thursday was taken to the son's home.

He was born in Dry Run, Blair county, Feb. 2, 1847, and enlisted in the Union army at the age of 17 and served to the close of the war and was present at Appomattox Court House when Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered the Confederate armies to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant.

He was twice married, but both wives preceded him in death. Surviving are four children, Edward of Gallitzin, Forrest of Delmont, Pa., Clyde of Cokeville and Charles of Vandergrift, and three stepdaughters, Mrs. Bessie Griffith of Wilkinsburg and Mrs. Ann Stancliffe and Mrs. Taylor, both of Verona.

Also surviving are two sister, Mrs. Sue Stoner and Catherine, both of Altoona.

(Altoona Mirror, March 26, 1945, pg 18)


Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Remembering the Flood




Saturday, July 17, 2021

Trolley Time

Knights of Old

Early days of the Knights of Pythias in Lilly are recalled by these three men whose memberships in Lilly Lodge total 166 years. Seated is Charles F. Studt, 86 of 1101 Franklin Street who is the only living charter member of the Lilly K.of P. He joined when the lodge formed in 1888. At left is 75 year old Thomas Carruthers who has belonged to the same lodge 51 years. W.L. Piper, 72, (center) has been a member for 50 years. Carruthers and Piper still reside in Lilly. All three men have held every office from outer guard to chancellor in the Lilly Lodge. 

Thursday, July 15, 2021

What's Happening - 23 January 1943

Billow's Park, Roseland, Ripple Inn and Canteen Dance above Park Theater.


'Who's Home' Board - 23 January 1943

Junior Chamber of Commerce - Marion Ripple and Betty Sunseri.


Now Playing - 23 January 1943


Sick Call - 23 January 1943

Henry Beigay, Mrs. Daisy Heslop, Rev. John Kraynovich, Vernon Parkinson, Boyd Doyle, Marty Coyne, Thomas Broderick, Lloyd Berkhimer and Helen Lucas.


Tuesday, July 13, 2021