The attendant at the William Watters service station on North Jefferson street returned to the office after dealing with a customer and found that the till had been robbed of $55. He told the police that the only person around when the cash had gone missing had been Preston Litz, a nineteen-year-old ex-army airman who lived in an apartment behind the station. Preston was arrested and held in jail for a week in default of […]
Guy Bailey was drafted into the US navy in 1943, at the age of seventeen, and spent two years operating teletype apparatus, climbing masts to maintain shipboard antennae and rendering sacks of classified messages into a slurry of ash and water, which he dumped over the side of the boat. By the time he came home from the war, not yet twenty, he had become a radioman, first class. New Castle had little use for […]
Mary Elizabeth Weaver had Edward Weaver arrested in April 1949. The charge, “complaint of wife”, was used to cover offences from desertion and drunkenness to assault. The marriage lasted a few more years. They were divorced in October 1953. Sources: New Castle News, 15 Oct 1953, “Divorces Are Granted Nine”.