Nanty-Glo Journal News
Nant-Y-Glo Tri-Area Museum and Historical Society
MOVIE ACTOR'S ANCESTORS LIVED HERE
Lloyd's Grandparents Originally Resided at Beulah
movie fans have seen and admired Harold Lloyd acting on the screen,
but probably few are aware that his ancestors were residents in this vicinity.
His grandmother, Phoebe Lloyd, was born about four miles from
Nanty-Glo, at the site of the old deserted village of Beulah.
the left of the road leading through Beulah to Ebensburg, at the foot of a hill
stands a dead pine tree. This tree stood in the front yard of what was once the
home of John and Jane Lloyd, great-grandparents
of Harold Lloyd, the famous movie actor. They settled here at an early day in
the history of this country. A stone heap is all that is left there of the home
now. In this home was born John, Ellen, Ann Griffith, Thomas and
Phoebe Lloyd. From there the family moved to the Griffith Lloyd
farm near Beulah.
Phoebe, the youngest
daughter of the family, Harold's grandmother, married Stephen
Lloyd, and uncle of Fess Lloyd, now living near
Ebensburg, She and her husband moved from there to Nebraska over fifty years ago.
Their son, John Lloyd, Harold's father, was born after they went to that state.
Jerry Lloyd, a well known farmer and former teacher, living near
Nettleton, is a full cousin to Harold's father.
movie fans will take a greater interest perhaps in Harold Lloyd's acting when
they remembered that, indirectly at least, he is a product of this vicinity.
Township Principal, W. C. Nenninger, Dies Monday
C. Nenninger of Belsano, teacher and administrator in the Blacklick Township
School District for the past 40 years, died in Lee Hospital, Johnstown, on Monday,
February 12. The educator, who was 65, was admitted to the hospital February 8.
He came to Blacklick Township as
a teacher in 1922 and had been supervising principal for the past 36 years.
native of Shippensburg, Mr. Nenninger attended Shippensburg State College and
Pennsylvania State University. His first teaching position was in Maryland.
Nenninger was active in many educational organizations including the Pennsylvania
State Education Association, Cambria County Education Association, National Education
Association and the Supervising Principals Association. He was a member of the
F&AM Cumberland Valley Lodge 315; Williamsport Consistory and Jaffa Temple.
He also was active in the Twin
Rocks Evangelical United Brethren Church where he served as treasurer. He also
served as secretary of the Mission Board and was instructor of the Men's Bible
His widow, the former Edith
Irene Kelsall of Patton, teaches first grade in the Big Bend School and
three of his five daughters are also teachers.
Nenninger was born on Oct. 22, 1896, in Shippensburg, a son of George and Ella
are his stepmother, Mrs. Sabina Nenninger, St. Thomas, Pa.; widow, five daughters;
Jean, wife of Charles Reich, State College; Sally,
wife of James Adams, Shippensburg; Nancy, wife of Ronald Parnella,
Niagara Falls, N.Y.; Joann, wife of Davie Kinash, Lewistown and
Patricia, wife of Alan Gamertsfelder, Wooster, Ohio.
surviving are 11 grand children; brother, Clarence, Shippensburg; half-brothers,
Roy, Walter and Harold, all of Shippensburg; sisters, Mrs. Harry Flohr, Shippensburg;
Mrs. Floyd Motter, Newville and Mrs. Elizabeth Derr, Chambersburg; half-sisters,
Mrs. Roy Wingert, St. Thomas and Mrs. Roy Myers of Newville.
are being received at the Robinson-Lytle Funeral Home at Indiana from 3 to 5 and
7 to 9 p.m. February 15 and at the Twin Rocks EUB Church from noon until 2 p.m.
February 16 when services will be conducted.
at the funeral services will be Rev. C. Herbert Stang, pastor; Rev. D. N, Ciampa
and Rev. Clarence M. Bennett. Burial will follow in Lloyd Cemetery, Ebensburg.
GIVES AWAY TO MODERN STRUCTURE
Mary's Old Church Hall is now no more. This landmark has been dismantled
and torn down to make way for the new Convent and School building which the local
Roman Catholic Church, Rev. O'Connor in charge, has completed
plans to build. When the new Convent is completed, St. Mary's parish will own
a very fine group of buildings which will add to the appearance of that section
of the borough wherever said buildings are located.
progress is being made by contractor Cordi in putting in the
foundation and the contract for the building itself will likely be let within
the next few days.