April 8, 1952; Daily News

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April 8, 1952; Daily News - MM. Geissinger Celebrates 84th Birthday...
MM. Geissinger Celebrates 84th Birthday Anniversary One of Huntingdon County's best known citizens, M. M. Geissinger of 601 Thirteenth Street celebrated his 84th birthday anniversary on Sunday, April 6. , The celebration took on the form of a family reunion and at the noon hour his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and a number or close friends gathered around the family table at his home and enjoyed a sumptuous turkey dinner with all the trimmings. The customary birthday cake had its place on the huge table. Mr. Geissinger became widely known for several reasons. He was a director of the poor of Huntingdon County for 16 years and his duties in this office took him frequently into all sections of the county. He is a stalwart Republican, and has resided i n the Fourth Ward of Huntingdon Borough—the biggest political precinct in the county—for the past 42 years. He was born in Juniata Township on April 6, 1S68, a son of John N. Geissinger and Rose (Brenneman) Geissinger. He grew up on a farm 'on Piney Ridge. After coming to Huntingdon, he operated a store for four years. He was then employed at the Pennsylvania State Reformatory at Huntingdon for 3,2 years. Four times the citizens of Huntingdon County elected him to serve 4-year terms as director of the poor. He held this office until it was abolished and he then served the county commissioners in looking after the interests of the poor and indigent of the county. He retired in 1948. Mr. Geissinger is enjoying reasonably good nealth, and he keeps abreast of the times despite his advanced years. He has four children: Miss Edna teissinger, at home; M. Glair Geissinger, Mrs. Lesli(*McCall and Wayne C. Geissinger, all of Hunt- ngdon. His four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren are his pride and joy, and he gets real enjoyment out oi their companionship. The Daily News joins Mr. Geis- singer'g many friends in wishing him all pleasures possible throughout the remainder of his life. OFFICERS OF FOUR REBEKAH LODGES ARE INSTALLED Officers of four Rebekah lodges of Bedford County were installed at a joint meeting Tuesday evening, April 1, in Six Mile Run. The district deputy president, Audrey Swartzwelder, and her staff from Breezewood installed the group. Lodges participating included Everett, Hopewell, Six Mile Run and Saxton. A delightful social hour followed the joint installation, with an entertaining program in charge of Lagretta Mcllnay. Tasty refreshments were served by the Six Mile Run Lodge to the appioximately 82 members present. Officers of the Saxton LaRue Cullen Lodge who were installed included: Noble grand, Elva Evans; right support, Lena Cunningham; left support, Phyllis Roberts; vice grand. Pearl Clawson, RSVG, Elizabeth Clawspn; LSVG, Doris Brumbaugh; past noble grand, Ruby Kifer; chaplain, Pearl Dixon; warden, Betty Cypher; conductress, Jean Kifer; outside guard, Margaret Detwiler; inside guard, Martha Putt; color- bearer. Carmen Swartz; musician, Virginia Reed; financial secretary,

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  2. 08 Apr 1952, Tue,
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