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April 26 1907/2007

1907 - The Susquehanna County Historical Society and Free Library Association -2007 - "One Hundred Years of Service"

April Snow: The late snowy weather reminds some of the older people of snows we had in April of other years. Slight snow storms and squally weather have been quite frequent in April. Some of the most remarkable were about 1848. On the 12th of April that year a regular thunder snow squall occurred, which brought nearly five inches of snow in about one hour and a half, with bright flashes of lightning and peals of thunder. In 1855 about 24 inches of snow fell on April 20. But probably the greatest fall of snow that fell in one storm was on April 19, 20 and 21 in the year 1857, 50 years ago, when in some localities the new snow measured nearly four feet. A picture on a well-known old map of Susquehanna county shows some of the Montrose men of that day, clearing Public Avenue of the latter fall of the beautiful.

Harford - The members of this year's class of the Harford school were in Montrose on Friday, having the class picture taken at Bronson's studio. The seven graduates are: George and Charles LaBarre, Ray Tingley, Fay Hallstead, Helen Wilmarth, Pearl Ransom and Frieda Robinson. AND Levi Lure Leroy, aged 76, died at his home in Carbondale early Sunday morning. The deceased was a native of New York state and for many years resided at Harford where he conducted a store and farm. He served for three years during the Civil War as a private in Co. G., 14th Regt., N.Y. heavy artillery, and was a member of the G.A.R. Post at Harford. The body was taken to Harford Wednesday morning, services being held in the Congregational church and interment being made at that place.

Auburn Twp. - The Auburn High School graduates a class of four on May 1. The exercises are necessarily postponed a couple of weeks, owing to a case of scarlet fever having developed among the pupils, and the school will be re-opened on Monday. The graduates are: Arthur Carter, Benjamin Pierson, Marcella Keough and Maude Mericle.

Fairdale - The Bell telephone company has added two new phones in this vicinity. One in the parsonage for Rev. W. F. Boyce, and one in the house of George Brotzman. D. M. Roe also had a new one put in his store last week.

Birchardville - The band of gypsies, which have been staying here so long, have moved on.

New Milford - One of the principal events of the year will take place at the Opera House on Thursday evening, May 2. On this date the commencement exercises of the High School will be given. Graduates are sixteen in number.

Brooklyn - A meeting was called at George Terry's store to take steps toward improving our streets and the surroundings of residences in town, and all the people are requested to set aside Wednesday, May 1st, for that work and meet in the morning prepared to work all day in cleaning the streets and yards in town. Brooklyn is one of the pleasantest towns in the county and the buildings are kept well repaired and painted, but the streets and sidewalks need attending to, so it is hoped there will be a general rally on May 1st.

Hop Bottom - A musical treat is in store for the people of Hop Bottom and vicinity, Thursday evening, May 2. The Hallstead Male Quartette, of which Dr. F. Ellis Bond and Wm. H. McCreary are members, Mrs. Osborn of Harford, and others, will assist in the entertainment.

Forest City - The dedication of the First Methodist Church of Forest City will take place on Sunday, May 5. The church is practically completed and it is expected to be entirely complete, with slight exceptions, before the time of dedication.

Gibson - Frank Benson is one of the largest producers of maple syrup and sugar in the county. He has already made over a ton of sugar this season, with prospects of doubling the amount. His grove consists of over 800 trees.

Starrucca - Fire destroyed the Mountain House last Saturday afternoon. There was an insurance of $2000 on the building and $500 on contents.

Susquehanna - Fred H. Pride died on Sunday after a short illness of typhoid pneumonia. Mr. Pride has been the foreman of the Transcript office for several years and previous to that had been employed in the government printing office at Washington. He was a brother of B. F. Pride, formerly editor of the Susquehanna Journal. One daughter, Miss Christine Pride, of Bolivar, N.Y., survives. Interment beside his wife in the cemetery at Elliotville, N.Y.

Montrose - Joseph Jordan, who recently relinquished his position in Beach's machine shop here, left Scranton on the 19th inst., and sailed from Boston to Port Limon, Costa Rica, where a most lucrative position awaited him in the machine shops of the great Northern Railway, of which his brother, Thomas Jordan, is master mechanic.

Springville - After a seven months term of school that has had all the rumblings of an earthquake, our little village has settled down once more to its accustomed quietness.

Carbondale/Thompson - Mrs. Lettie Brownell, of Carbondale, is seeking a divorce in the Lackawanna courts. It was alleged by Mrs. Brownell that her husband deserted her. Brownell contends that it was his wife that deserted him, for the reason that he does not want to leave the farm on which they have spent the better part of their lives, while she persists in living in Carbondale. Both parties are aged and have a number of grandchildren. It is questionable whether or not the Lackawanna court has jurisdiction in the case. The parties are, or were formerly, of Thompson.

News Briefs: The bill prohibiting the buying, selling or wearing for adornment any Pennsylvania wild bird or part thereof has been passed by the House.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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