S: WURTEMBURG: APRIL 24, 2014
BC: WURTEMBURG, PA
1: Let's go see Jack Fury ! | Ohio Travelers Winthrop S. Worcester and Thomas R. McLain are up early... energized.. and ready to travel EAST | leaving Tweed Dr. at 10:15 am first there were three...
2: April 24, 2014 Day trip from Tweed Drive in Akron, Ohio to Hickernell Road in Wurtemburg, Pennsylvania
3: lunch feast prepared by Ron Staul: chicken noodle soup chicken sandwiches salad fruit and Tom's favorite: 2 cups of HOT coffee | stopover: Sample Road in Hermitage, Pennsylvania
4: Here WE Go ! | and then there were four... | Gail Worcester Klise | Sue Worcester Staul | 12:40 pm | ron staul
5: Back on the road again...! | with 2 GPS devices, map quest directions, and a hot line to Sharon Gill: we should NOT get lost!
6: 1:30 pm arrived: Hickernell Road | Sharon Fury Gill | Jack Fury
7: Sitting in his home, Jack and Win are sharing chuckles and childhood memories . Since they met at church as young men, and attended different grade schools, their adventures were confined to weekends and summers. | ...and then there were 6...
8: AHH-hh walking the grounds of 642 Portersville Road.. the Worcester family home... peace...
9: The ROCK... to the left... ...The BARN... to the right
12: ...and the barn... and the creek...
13: looking toward 'the RUN' | ...and 'the ROCK'
14: SOO-OO many memories... ...and the stories told: The barn was built with a thin piece of wood/siding covering the vertical spaces between the boards...One day in the middle of a project, Win needed more wood... he removed just a few of those narrow strips of wood--the perfect size. HAHAHA, he remembers that His dad was NOT happy. The missing strips are STILL missing--some 75 years later!
16: ...and Jack tells his daughter, Sharon... "My Mom always said, 'Stay away from the Big Rock.'"
19: ...and the window to the workshop...just the same now as when they were teens... Jack remembers that anytime the two connivers even mentioned to Mr. Worcester that a tool or piece of equipment was needed for a project, it always arrived a few days later...
21: Jack remembers the "old grade path"... on the other side of the creek he used as a shortcut to school. The bus cost 8 cents so he was forced to walk. Along that path he had to walk over a railroad trestle over the creek near the first bridge. One time a Soloman boy fell off and drowned. His family had a dry cleaning business in town. Jack said that his house was in Wayne Township and Win's was in Perry Township, so they attended different grade schools. In 8th grade they had to take a test to continue to high school. That's when the boys started wood shop classes. Their teacher, Ralph Stewart, lived in Wurtemburg too and often drove them to school. He sometimes took them in to work on a project on Sunday...
22: Win and Jack remember a long canoe trip: The adventures of Win and Jack on the river include near misses with storms and barges, and encounters with interesting people. Multiple dams divide the Ohio River and the locks would open for most boats. Win and Jack discovered that the locks would open for canoes, too. They felt experienced and confident on the river after just a few days. When they came to one lock and were about to go through, the lockmaster ran down and yelled at them. "He says, 'I knew you boys were dumb but I didn't know you were that dumb!'" recalled Win, laughing at the memory. Directly behind the canoe was a tugboat pushing a huge barge, the men had not heard a thing. "So we got out of there as quick as we could. Just barely missed getting hit by one of those barges ...so we learned a little bit more about the river. But I didn't know of anybody else who did that." said Win who can still hear the shouts of the lockmaster. | as told to Heidi Klise
23: Win remembers : The trip was complicated by flooding and landslides and strong current up the Muskingum River: he always in the back of the canoe, and Jack always in front. It was very hard paddling and Win would sometimes stop from fatigue--but always Jack just kept on paddling.
24: PERFECTION !!
25: WURTEMBURG, PA The first settler in the area of what became Wurtemburg in southeastern Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, arrived in about 1796. That settler, Ananias Allen, started a grist mill along the Slippery Rock Creek that became a commercial success. Other mills and shops sprung up as well. Beginning in the late 1820's a host of German immigrants, most hailing from the province or state of Wurtemburg in southern Germany, began arriving in the area. Among the prominent new arrivals were German-born Jacob Liebendorfer and Irish-born James Mehard. A village was soon laid out and became known as Wurtemburg or more popularly "Dutch Town" -- from 'Deutsch' meaning German.
26: Dan Gill Sharon's husband
27: GOODBYE, Jack and Sharon and Dan We had a spectacular day!! | and then there were four...
28: the new owner, the new house Jennifer Banyay is the daughter of John VanGorder who bought the property from Win's sister, Mary King, in the 1990's when she decided to live in South Carolina near her sons, Fitz and John. John V. and Fitz were friends. Jennifer remembers that Mary moved away when she was in 4th grade. The family attempted to save the original house , hoping to move it away from the road to a new foundation. The task proved too costly and impractical. They were able to save some of the window frames which now hold maps of the area AND most importantly, they kept and are using some of the kitchen cupboards which Jack Fury had made and installed for Mary and John King.
29: John VanGorder with daughter, Jennifer, and grandsons, Joel and Garrett
31: J A C K F U R Y | W I N W O R C E S T E R | 4-8-1920- 4-9-2016 | 1-27-1921 1-15-2015 | MEMORIES of 642 Portersville Road...
32: earliest photo
33: adding siding
36: adding siding
37: with the front porch
39: Ed , baby Edith , Mary, Jane | jane and mary on the muddy wurtemburg roads
40: the big barrel is from the steel mill which w.s.worcester, sr. affixed to a model T and used to spray the fruit trees with insecticide; the little boy is Ed
42: baby Edith Mary Jane Ed on the tractor
44: Ed | Mary | Fitz | Win
45: Grace | Edith | on an outing--not at Portersville Road--but the picture is too good to omit
46: the tent | Win
47: Ed, Fitz, Edith
48: Fitz, Edie, Win
52: Ed , Win, Jr., Win , Sr.,
53: Grace, Fitz, Edith
54: Ed, Win, Mary, Edie
55: Fitz, Ed, Win
56: Ed and Win
57: the BIG ROCK | Mary, Ed | Edie | Win
58: Edith, Ed, Mary | Grace, Fitz, Win | Grandma Blake | Gertrude , Bert's wife | Bert, Grace's brother | Edith, Grace's sister
61: Win's new bike | notice his feet!
63: Grace, Fitz, Win | wonder what they did to deserve this?
65: friend Vivien, Edith, Ed , Win, Fitz Mary, Grace | in front of the lily pool by Slippery Rock Creek
66: sailboat on 'the run' jack fury(?), win, and friends | photo painted by w.s.worcester, sr
67: Win by the RAM HOUSE which was the boys' secret hideout- complete with secret password: Win, Fitz, John Caughey, Harold Wilson there was a hole in the floor for the hydraulic pump which pumped water up the hill to the house | a tear in the photo
68: Win and Fitz
72: Win and Fitz mixing cement to make a dam on the run
73: fitz and win flood stage on slippery rock creek
74: Win flying his plane over the run
76: fitz and win felling a tree... | ...to make a boat
78: Fitz Worcester, Win Worcester, Jack Fury
79: Fitz and Win | picture painted by win worcester, sr.
80: Edith Worcester | Dale Mason | Betsy Mason | Grace Worcester | Fitz King | John King
81: Betsy Mason was Granddad Worcester's sister
82: Edie, Win, Grace, Fitz
86: John King, Win, Bob Gift
87: Win & Jane
88: 1947 ? | dale mason, win worcester, jane worcester
89: edith worcester, grace worcester, betsy mason
90: johnny king | john king | mary king | fitz king | grace worcester | jane worcester
91: Thanksgiving 1947 | win worcester | baby mary worcester
92: ... the target in the background; Win S. Worcester, Sr. made and used his own arrows | Win, Mary, Jane, with Mabel Gibb | Mary
93: apple trees
94: Johnny King, Mary and Win
95: Winthrop S. Worcester, Sr.
96: Mary and Susie: barn in background approx 1952
97: barn to left
98: Win and Tom McLain
99: march, 1957
100: 1958-60? | Mary, Jane, Win Gail, Susie
103: Granddad Worcester as I very fondly remember him. ...in his red leather chair wearing those granddad type suspenders. Sometimes he would play his violin--but not if he knew we were listening. Sometimes he would be walking out on the property; cautiously and a bit stiff-legged. Sometimes he would help use his apple peeler--then insist I eat the apple. He was very quiet
104: cleaning up and remodeling | down comes the shed | maybe Win, Hattie & Tom McLain; Jane
105: John King | after Granddad Worcester died, Mary and John King remodeled and moved into the house.
106: Gail and Susie papering inside the china closet! Aunt Mary King, Grandma Gibb, Jane, Win Fitz, Susie holding Win G., Gail
108: Summer 1979 | Gail, Jane, Mary, Win | Mabel Gibb, Win & Jeff in background
109: Mabel Gibb Mary King | John King | Debbie Jones, Jane | Gail Worcester, Win G.
110: July 5, 1981 | Jenny | Fitz & Craig
111: Gary, Lara | Win, Gail, Fitz, Dottie Craig, Fitz, Jr., Jenny
112: July 25, 1982 | Jenny King Craig King, Fitz King
114: June 16, 1992 | Jane Worcester
115: Mary King | Heidi Klise | Lara Kurth | Andy Klise | Julia Kurth | Steve Klise | susie
116: 6-16-92 | lara | julia | steve | andy
120: mary king win worcester | nita gibb
122: Win S. Worcester
123: 8-7-94 | Win G Worcester
124: jane | win
125: rhonda | mary
129: John King Win Worcester, Fitz King | i think this photo is in S. Caroliina
130: Winthrop Sargent Worcester, Sr October 15, 1883-February 5, 1968 | Grace Ella (Blake) Worcester June 15, 1882-January 14, 1956 | Mary (Worcester) King March 22, 1910-November 29, 1997 | Jane Tunis Worcester 1914-January 29, 1920 | Edward Worcester January 27, 1916-March 21, 2003 | Edith Blake Worcester December 10, 1918-April 6, 1966 | Fitzwilliam Worcester June 3, 1922-December 31, 1942 | John Ashley King February 6, 1909,-May 22, 1980 | Winthrop Sargent Worcester, Jr. January 27, 1921 - -January 15, 2015