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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - July 18, 1975, Bedford, Pennsylvania
With fhe Everest established 1812k3rd year Kott Bedford Republican july 1975 single copy ten cents Bedford 9s historic Lyon House from Early Home to first county Hospital Garbrock As i grew i knew this stately dwelling As the Lyon like most i simply took it for granted that the Captain and his family had lived there from time i remember that on every fourth of july Captain Lyon spread an immense Flag Over one of the evergreens in the front it was not the familiar stars and but one with Only a Blue Field covered with White later i Learned that the old gentleman in the Navy during the civil this and the strange Flag simply reinforced my belief that he and the House were years an Amateur student of i was later to realize that the Lyon admired for so was indeed a very Fine probably the Best example of greek revival style in Bedford in formation gleaned from local i sources showed that not Only is it a Gem of local architecture but one with an interesting background As dating Back More than two the Lyon House stands on lots 21 and so numbered in the Lukens Survey of Bedford of the two lots remained unoccupied for at least 33 until their John Fenn of Stoke Poges in the county of great and Richard Perm of Queen Anne Street West in the Parish of Saint Mary be Middlesex county appointed Edmund of Philadelphia to sell their remaining lands in Only a Short while on Physick appointed George a Bedford county to act As local 12 ten shillings Woods found a purchaser for lots 21 and 22 in William Reynolds and his on they paid 12 ten in modern terms Between and one of the towns prime building in the deed no reference was to House or in perhaps not even a log House was on the William Reynolds was a admitted to the Bedford county bar in like Many citizens of those Early he held several county offices commissioner in Justice of the peace for both the Borough and town first in and again in 1837 and member of the boroughs first Council in strange As it May he was also listed As a merchant in the census of after he seems to have left in the democratic enquirer of May a Brief note mentions his death in Hollidaysburg on the preceding aged just a few months past be Fords Lyon today the courthouse in the years before it was converted from private residence to the Timmins Hospital in the the photo is one of Many in the collection of former inquirer miss Annie and includes the original directions to the photographer show the Brick Virginia creeper on the and honeysuckle Vine on the the House shows Little change after its Many years first As and As courthouse although it remains one of the out standing examples East of the Allegheny Ridge of the grand manner in greek revival its front columns with their capitals the third Story lion your stomach and the favorite greek revival Center Hall plan Are Hallmarks of the which flourished in Western Penn Sylvania Between 1830 and sold to Gazette editor on april he sold his property to Charles founder and first editor of the Bedford the deed offers no indication of a not even a word to Tell that one was on the the new owner was not a Man to devote All his energies toward making his federalist newspaper his Only like he enjoyed political and Community Mcdowell served the Borough and township As Justice of the peace in 1823 and again in and was chief Burgess from 1826 to and again in his family included at least four a married Joseph Duncan of the Hopewell Iron works in when Mcdowell died on he left a minor whose court appointed guardian was Nicholas a Bedford two other Reuben and John Mcdowell received the administrators reports of the estate on total sum leads to the suspicion that neither political office nor newspaper publishing had proven especially Charles Mcdowell and his wife lie buried in be Fords memorial Park along Juliana if the 1833 Date on the Keystone Marker is it May have been during the editors ownership that the handsome old House was built on lots 21 in any Only one year on the lots and the building thereon were sold to William and his once again the property was owned by an William born in was the son of Samuel and Hetty he was educated at Jefferson after he studied Law with his John of Union admitted to the local bar in he also practice in adjoining counties and before the state supreme room for 18 children As time marched on and his family he and his wife had use for the ample space in the big House for their 18 after his his widow kept the House for 11 years until she left Bedford to make her Home with one of her the family lingers in for in James episcopal Church a memorial window bears these names and dates William and Catharine Mulholland judge William Hall became the next owner of the Lyon House when it was sold on judge William Hall to judge Hall has seemed like a personal acquaintance Ever since i read his Little reminiscences and sket this collection of in formal essays for the most places and persons he had known during his life in the sometimes More often understanding and with an occasional sly touch of they give an insight into old its and its Odd Farmers Market opens Cecil a member of the Farmers Market shows Iii Strawb Erlei Aud potatoes to a prospective customer As the Bedford Farmers Market got off to a running Success thursday All fort in of Eiolf How after John county said he didst know How Many customers showed up at the Market but said it was a he said that the area of the Dairy barn where the Market was held was filled with while Only seven people sold goods at the first a wide variety of items available was reported Green and the Market will be held again this thursday at the Fairgrounds from 58 with an even greater selection of goods v born on november William was a son of the at one time minister of be Fords presbyterian the son was graduated from Marshall valedictorian of his after Reading Law with William he was admitted to the county bar in during the civil War he served under the judge advocate general of the Union army As inspector of prisons and examiner of prisoners to determine their eligibility for a civilian he became a member of the commission to revise the state when the Alexander King died while president judge of the 46th judicial Hall was appointed in his in the succeeding election he won a full ten year in 1882 he retired from the practice of Law to enjoy life at his Home at Echo Vale Echo Vale is now part of Bedford then when he bought William Lyons residence in he moved to Juliana Street and lived there until his death on september a strange coincidence by a strange the House came Back to a Lyon one not related to the previous Lyon it was the head of this Captain who had figured in my childhood Augustus Lyon was born on april a son of and Augusta Day his the was an Episcopalian headmaster of elders Ridge Academy in Indiana it was there that the younger Man almost till the Day when he enlisted in the Navy to serve during the civil soon after its he married Mary Priscilla in later Only his John made his Home in one Augusta Day became the wife of William son of judge after a series of Legal transfers among the judges Mary Lyon became owner of the property on lots 21 and an interesting proviso is found in both her will and the deed which transferred the place to Milton a local on May it assured that Captain Lyon would have the use and occupancy of a part of the House for five years from the Date of the even after the House went into the hands of the Captain retained his lodgings there until his death on july at the age of converted to Hospital Only a Little Over a year after he purchased the Sammel sold it Norman Timmins and his on june very shortly the Lyon House underwent a Tran from a family residence into a the Timmins Hospital was the first institution of its kind in Bedford although previous attempts had been made to organize even As Early As 1895 when a charter was All had come to it remained for a newcomer to take the plunge and to open a private Hospital in the month of its beginning was to say the least several rooms for one Small operating and a medical staff consisting of one doctor Timmins Timmins venture was an immediate and Lon lived Success from the Day of its opening through world War ii and for quite a time until the doctor retired following the establishment of Bedford county memorial Timmins died on honoured in death As in life with the respect and gratitude of the Community Suhich he had the court built in had Long since outgrown its multiuse it was bursting at the for some time the commissioners had cast appraising eyes at the Hospital and when its closing was they took Steps to acquire on july the last payment was made on the agreed Price of and the Lyon House was the Fine old building bids fair to give As Good service in its second Century of existence As it did in its first Loo years on the Village Square the Bedford Community youth chorus gave a second performance of its with excerpts from go spell sunday evening at the Village Assembly of god Church in Persis and Amy daughters of and Robert of Juliana Are at tending summer Camp at they Are performers in the Junior playing violin and and were Able to participate in the festivities welcoming president Ford on his visit last weekend to and Robert Miller have returned to their Meadowbrook Terrace Home after a three week visit in Honolulu with and Mack Herzog is the former Marilyn they were joined by and Donald Miller and their new of for a weekend on the Island of while in they also visited with and Eddie Edwards was managing editor of the Bedford Gazette for ten and Robert Ferree have established residence on Hall Street in they Are former residents of Bedford who have been living in Taca Nack near Reba Rohman of is visiting friends and relatives in the Bedford area for two miss Lorie Hunt returned to her Home in Chambersburg after a weeks visit with her Mary Pearl Hunt of Juliana Lorie is the daughter of and Tom Kenneth Diehl of Manns Choice has enrolled at the Mont Alto Campus of Penn state he will be studying engineering and working toward an associate degree in surveying Gene Koontz of Bedford was named to the Deans list at Lehigh he was chosen for outstanding achievement during the 1975 academic and William Thomas of Meadowbrook Terrace returned thursday from a ten Day trip to the and Mark Kessler and Mark and Scott of spent the fourth of july weekend with her and Curtis Dorothy Flynn of and miss Laurie Schultz of visited Mae Williams of friends Cove and Thomas Morgart of spent the fourth of july weekend with their and Perry Morgart and and Carl and also the Morgart miss Maria Kay Morgart remained for a longer visit with her Mary self and James Torbet of and miss Mary shuck of Cumberland visited Bessie Zembower and Robert Bussiere and of fort and and Harold Perdew and of were recent visitors of their Laverne and Robert Hagemeyer of visited and Adam Shaffer of at their summer cottage events of the week Mark of new Paris re who was severely burned in a tractor Accident at his Home june died in West Penn Hospital thursday the a student at Chestnut Ridge High was driving the Lawn tractor when it pinning him against a and burst into Suter had been in critical condition since he was admitted to the he was also on a kidney his kidneys having been crushed by the a fund was started to help with suters medical and county residents contributed several thousand dollars to the Sale of a property on South Street in Everett to the Everett school District was completed last week with the recording of a the formerly an Auto Dealership owned by John was sold by the first National Bank of Everett for the school District has been renting the Structure and using parts of the building for administrative offices and Standard Register in Bedford Laid off 35 persons in the press and collating department monday due to a drop in the company had larger layoffs but All those people had been according to company spokesman Tom Fitz we were working full steam and Fitz Patrick through May and most of incoming orders were heavy going into the Market Fitzpatrick said the Plant Sells to its and the demand on the warehouses became less than an the local Plant had thought there would be a Little he but not this Fitzpatrick said he had no idea How Long the layoffs and the slump might last he speculated an upswing in while other Standard Register plants have also Felt the Overall economic Fitzpatrick said the fluctuations Are greater partly because of the product the Bedford Plant is the largest producing one in the but it relies mainly on Stock one Type of item other plants do for individual Fitzpatrick said this years business for Standard Register probably wont be As Good As last which was one of the better ones for the we Hope to show a a lot depends on sales in the third and fourth the local manager county unemployment for May had according to the latest report from the Bureau of employment which pointed out a noteworthy gain in manufacturing employment in the printing and publishing Industry this would include Standard for most of the workers Laid off this was their second furlough of the july 1975 judge Van Horn has appointed Larry Johnson of mounted As a Bedford township replacing Orris who Johnsons term will run through five garbage cans in Everett were set on fire during a Short period after 2 several of the cans were Borough property and were located along main one can was under the Steps of an apartment witnesses said it was Lucky the building was Cement Block instead of police put out two of the but called the fire department when the last three were police also said arrests Are pending in the the county commissioners tuesday gave the Bedford county conservation District authority to make inspections and advise Farmers on sediment and erosion the motion added that the District does not have Power to enforce rules and regulations regarding the District had requested the commissioners make such a so conservation officials can Aid Farmers in drawing up erosion control plans that will be stat required by the commissioners also tabled again a request for a pay raise from assistant District attorney Martin for the second time this burglars hit a garage in state police said a Power saw and a Childs car seat were taken from Baltimore Street garage owned by Robert Leppert of the items were valued at a total of the breaking occurred Between sunday and 7 monday another garage breaking was reported in which items Worth More than were that one occurred overnight at the Sherwood Mowry the Bedford food Coop has grown to the Point where the pickup Center is now open five hours every Friday according to Chris regional consumer coordinator for the department of the Center is located in the basement of Smiths 117 Richard the Coop is open to new which numbered 108 at last count there is a membership fee and each family is asked to take turns helping with the at a recent Board of directors Catherine Everett re was named packaging and Jack leh Man of Orchard was put in charge of packing and the food stamp program has been added and senior citizens can get transportation to the Center through the cart Ginger Coop said the program is interested in obtaining fresh fruit and persons with produce to offer or who want to become members can Contact Whitney at the Board also attended a Coop seminar in Harrisburg which was conducted by agriculture Secretary James july 1975 plans for a Coal new sewer lines and air pollution control in various parts of the county were revealed in a list of permit applications from the department of environmental Swistock and George of Clearfield has applied for a permit for operation and restoration of a surface mining operation in Broad top town the strip mine would affect m5 with discharge on Page 3 several More Campaign spending reports from the May primary have been filed recently with the county com the Republican county committee report said it received no contributions and spent no William an unsuccessful gop commissioner candidate this filed a report showing no contributions and expenses of Robert another Republican who ran for the same listed no receipts and expenditures of the three reports were filed after the june 20 deadline a number of other candidates for county offices still Haven
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