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August 04 1916/2016

Auburn/Montrose – James P. Gay, aged 79, a native of Auburn Twp., now living in Montrose, died July 31, 1916. The deceased was one of seven of the first volunteers who enlisted from Auburn Twp., June 13, 1861. He was mustered in Co. H., 4th Regiment, Penna. Reserves.  In Feb. of 1863 he was promoted from Private to Lieutenant for conspicuous bravery at Antietam and Fredericksburg.  In June of 1864, when his term of enlistment had expired, he was detailed by Gen. Crook, commander of the division, with four other officers, to reorganize the veterans and recruits into a battalion of 5 companies. He was in command of one of the companies and participated in the march over the mountains to Lynchburg, Va., where they were repulsed and had to fall back to Charleston, W.Va., where he resigned with other officers. Ordered to report to Philadelphia, he was then mustered out.  Mr. Gay participated in 15 battles and received no wounds.  He lost an arm about 40 years ago, being injured by the explosion of a steam boiler. He was an efficient tip staff at the court house, which position he held up to the time of his demise. Of his company, but two are living—Calvin S. Gay, of Sayre, and M. H. VanScoten, of Montrose. He is survived by his widow and three daughters. Members of the Four Brothers Post, No. 463, G.A.R., and the Sons and Daughters of Veterans attended the funeral in a body, forming an escort of honor to his last resting place in the Montrose Cemetery. ALSO Terrence Sheen and Russell C. Sprout have been offered positions with Ithaca Conservatory of Music companies which will tour the country this autumn. Both are seriously considering accepting.

South Harford – Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Flint have been entertaining Albert and Delbert Wilmarth of Dakota.

Heart Lake – The colored people will hold their picnic here on August 10th. There will be dancing, baseball, boating and other amusements.  Everybody invited. Music by a young man pianist from Binghamton.  W. A Thompson, manager.

Little Meadows – J. M. Russell has long followed his occupation as blacksmith here and from our knowledge of him we daresay there are few men in the northwestern section of the county who are worthy the confidence and esteem of his fellows more than he.  He is also a constable.

Forest City – Dr. J. W. Grant, who has been practicing physician at this place for nearly two years, has purchased the home of Dr. Connor, of Dickson, where he will be henceforth located.

Forest Lake – W. C. Babcock, of this place, stated that George Landon, who some time since purchased a lot and erected a bungalow at the lake, has sold to a Mr. Ford, of Endicott. He is a wealthy man and a cousin of Henry Ford of automobile fame.  Mr. Landon has purchased another lot from Mr. Babcock and will erect another cottage. ALSO The 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Potts was observed July 29, with two attendants present, sister Mrs. Eunice Turrell and Oscar Keeler, of Binghamton. Two sons attended, Joseph and Julius of Forest Lake and the third, Charles of Glenside, Saskatchewan, Can., was unable to be present.

New Milford – H. W. Cobb was born near Middletown, Orange Co., NY, April 30, 1825 and died July 21, 1916, in his 92nd year. He married Minerva J. Dunn, March 30, 1854 and moved to New Milford, where he spent the remainder of his life, having been married over 62 years. Besides his wife, two sons, W. R. and B. Z. Cobb, of New Milford, and two daughters, Mrs. F. W. Dean, of New Milford and Mrs. Sherman Griffing, of Heart Lake, survive him.

North Jackson – Miss Mabel Miller, of North Jackson, and Andrew Burton, of Susquehanna, were married by Rev. C. F. Rinker at the parsonage at Jackson, July 23. 1916.

Elk Lake – Thirty Boy Scouts of St. Luke’s Industrial School, of Scranton, are camping at the lake.

South Gibson – The Cut Glass Club met with Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pritchard and a pleasant time was enjoyed.

Herrick Center – Raymond Curtis is the possessor of a new Chalmers Six touring car.

Ainey, Springville Twp. – A surprise party was given Frank W. Taylor on his 75th birthday. He is the only old veteran that lives in this place.

Choconut – Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Gilroy are entertaining a little boy, about one week old, John Anthony Gilroy.

Kingsley – A number from here motored to Tobyhanna, Sunday.  Fred Swingle was among them, but had his own tire troubles as he had 12 blow-outs. Who can beat that? ALSO Mrs. Mary Palmer is spending the summer at her old home here. Mrs. Palmer is past 80 and is in excellent health. Recently she walked over a mile to one of the neighbors.

East Bridgewater – We would like to hear about an ice cream social. Why don’t some one have one?

Deaths of Two Civil War Veterans: John F. Bass died at his home in Uniondale, July 21, 1916, aged 78 years. He was a member of Co. E., 76th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers. Abel Snow died at the Soldier’s Home in Tennessee and his funeral was held in Franklin Forks July 21, 1916. He was a member of the First Regiment, New York Cavalry.  He was 75 years old.

News Brief: Henry Ford seems determined to keep his place in the very front as a maker of cheap cars, as shown by the Detroit price of $360 for touring cars, and $345 for runabouts, effective Aug. 1st. He guarantees there will be not further reduction in price prior to Aug. 1, 1917, but gives no assurance that there will not be an advance at any time.


The Republican Electors of Rush Township are requested to attend a Meeting at the house of Joab Picket, in said township, on Saturday the 10th inst. To appoint Delegates to represent said township in County Convention.  August 6, 1816.

Tickets. Notice is hereby given that we the subscribers, inhabitants of the town of Montrose are determined, and have pledged ourselves not to pass, take, or circulate any ticket or small bill, except those issued by banks or companies, incorporated by LAW, after this date.  Provided nevertheless, that any of the subscribers, who may have heretofore issued any such bill, may and will redeem his own. (Signed) Francis Fordham, Nathan Raynor, A. H. Read, Isaac Post, Edward Fuller, Isaac P. Foster, Daniel Gregory, George Claget, Austin Howell, Daniel Curtis, David Post, John Shelp, Charles Fraser, Joab Chamberlin, Chapman Carr, Benj. Sayre, Justin Clark, Samuel Howell, Garner Isbell, Jr., Hiram Plum, Balth’r DeBart, L. H. Isbell, Mason Wilson, Walter Lathrop, Jabez Frink, Charles Davis, Jona. Pinkham, Rufus Frink.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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