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March 03 (1911/2011)

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Clifford - Harvey M. Birchard of the Register's office, was a business visitor in Forest City and reports an exciting adventure in the "wilds" of Clifford township, between Carbondale and Forest City, where the trolley cars ran off the track, and he had to "hoof it" the remaining three miles to the city. Harvey says the walking was good.

Birchardville - Benj. W. Clark arrived here last evening from the National Soldiers' Home, Johnson City, Tenn. Mr. Clark says that all the "boys" at the home from this vicinity are well and getting fat.

Shannon Hill, Auburn Twp. - Will Overfield and Lena McGavin were married last Wednesday by Rev. Father Kelly. They visited Binghamton and Wilkes-Barre friends on their wedding trip and returned Sunday evening. They will reside with Mrs. Overfield's parents, Mr. and Mrs. James McGavin.

Brooklyn - The Ladies Aid of the Universalist church will serve a "Corn Supper" at the Austin House on the evening of March 8th. The menu will consist of mush and milk, hulled corn johnnie cake, hominy and cake. A free offering will be he only charge.

Rush - A sleighload of Rush people went to Camptown last Saturday to visit their former neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. Theron Hardic. Among them was Mrs. Abbie LaRue, who met with an accident that might have proven very serious. As she was going in the bedroom to put on her wraps she opened the cellar door by mistake and plunged to the bottom of the cellar. She was badly shaken up and bruised about the head and chest, but is now considered out of danger.

Montrose - Mrs. Abel (Adelia) Turrell, our oldest resident, passed away on Saturday, aged 93 years. She was the daughter of Erastus and Polly Wright Catlin and was born in Bridgewater township on Butterfield Hill, near South Montrose. Mrs. Turrell's father and his brother, Luther, came to this county about 1810 from Litchfield county, Conn., their cousin, Putnam Catlin [father of the famous Indian painter, George Catlin], having preceded them and was then acting as land agent for the Wallace estate. Erastus later removed from Bridgewater to Crystal Lake. After the death of his wife, the family returned to Montrose where Adelia has since resided. Her earliest ancestor, of record, to come to this country, was Thomas Catlin, who arrived in Hartford, Conn. in 1732, the family having held property in County Kent, England, from the time of the Norman conquest Her marriage to Mr. Turrell occurred Oct. 19 1843. He was one of the most prominent in the town's history. They commenced housekeeping at once in the new home, built at the corner of Maple and High streets, where she lived until her death. Mr. Turrell died March 7, 1891. One son survives, Edgar A. Turrell, who has been a practicing attorney in New York city for the past 40 years.

South New Milford - Martin Decker has moved on the Blanding Farm and Charles Darrow took charge of the poor farm in New Milford on March 1.

Franklin Township - A. E Stockholm, who has conducted the Titman boarding house for some months past, intends to return to his farm in Franklin in the spring. Mr. Stockholm's son, Harry, has secured a position with J. R. Munger and will be employed on Mr. Munger's farm the coming year.

Silver Lake/Birchardville - At the cow judging contest at Cornell University, Feb 22, in a class of 50 contestants, Charles B. Dayton of "Sheldoncroft," Silver Lake, won first prize and George Dayton, of Birchardville, won 5th prize.

Gibson - W. H. Estabrook has one more set of bobsleds for sale. Call and examine them. ALSO Some of our progressive farmers in S. Gibson are getting out their sugar-making apparatuses and will get busy as soon as the sap commences to run.

Kingsley - Lawrence Goss, a pupil of the graded school and janitor of that institution, is confined to his home by illness.

Lenoxville - S. B. Hartley has his gristmill and sawmill in running order and the buzzing saw makes a pleasant sound for the passerby. ALSO In West Lenox, Wm. Bell, an old soldier, was buried in the Tower cemetery on Monday. They are going down the valley one by one.

South Montrose - Dr. J. F. Butterfield, our veterinarian, has purchased an orange grove at River Side, Cal., consisting of 10 acres, and the doctor expects to come east and close up his matters here and to return to River Side about the first of May.

Thompson - Mrs. Samuel Hubbard fell over her grandson's hand sled, left on the porch recently, putting her shoulder out of joint and breaking a bone, but she did not put the sled out of commission. ALSO A little episode in this quiet town Saturday evening--A young man more used to telegraph wires than to lines of a harness, took his best girl out riding with liveryman Bloxham's best rig. All went well until they reached town on their way home when he turned out and drove by another rig and the horse went on around the corner, [up] the hill, across the track, turned in home and up against the barn and fell dead. The couple sitting in the cutter the meanwhile unhurt. We judge the best girl was frightened, for when she was lifted from the cutter, she went home and through the room where her papa was sitting and to bed without telling him a word about the affair. This is the second good horse Mr. Bloxham has lost this winter, but he has his number complete at this writing.

Herrick Center - On Saturday, Feb. 18, the Baptist Sunday School went for a sleigh ride and picnic over to west Herrick. There were in all seven loads and a very enjoyable time was had by all.

Choconut Valley - The Donnelly school is dismissed on account of their teacher being sick.

Middletown - Patrick Reilly, one of the oldest and most respected citizens of Middletown, died at 11 o'clock at his home, Sunday morning, Feb 19, after an illness of two days with asthmatic jaundice. He was born in Ireland 88 years ago.

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