December 12 1919/2019
South Montrose – The South Montrose Mill company has been formed into a new company called the South Montrose Manufacturing company, with a capital stock of $75,000.
Thompson – Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Mead, Mrs. Nellie Messenger, Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Pickering, the automobile party who left for Florida, Nov. 7th, arrived at Daytona Beach all safe and sound, making the entire trip in just three weeks. They are delighted with the country, the climate, the beach and the outlook for work; also the wages which far exceed the wages here. ALSO Mr. John Neely found a new razor by the watering trough recently. The owner can redeem it by calling at the “Ready Pay” store. Must be pretty cold, shaving outdoors this weather, better go into the barber shop next time.
Forest City – The Mountaineers of Starrucca notified the Forest City high school basket ball quintet, late Friday that it was impossible to meet them on that evening and asking that the game be postponed until tomorrow evening. It is expected that they will reach here tomorrow evening without fail. A good preliminary is announced.
South Gibson – David Pritchard, Sr., age 89 years, died at the home of his son, Thomas, at South Gibson, on Friday morning last. Funeral services were held at the house on Sunday, Dec. 7th, burial at the Welch Hill cemetery.
Montrose – The library extends the season’s greetings to all its friends, with an earnest invitation to all to visit the library. If you have not yet got the spirit of Christmas, you will when you see the many little bells to greet you. The funniest book in the world (the Philadelphia Press says so) will be found among the list of new books, as well as Dickens’ masterpiece.
Susquehanna – The local and state police arrested five young men last Saturday night who admitted breaking into the Tiffany store, at Hallstead, Thanksgiving night, and stealing a large quantity of merchandise. They also confessed to the stealing of an auto from the Main barn, driving it to Hancock, where they robbed a store. The police have been watching these young men for the past two weeks. One was Howard White, of Cofferville, Kansas and two from Susquehanna, one from Oakland and one from Hickory Grove.
Uniondale – We learned that passage can be made over the Ely Crandall road only when the ground is frozen. ALSO The Presbyterian and Methodist Sunday schools will unite in holding a Christmas tree. A cantata will be rendered by the young people and a splendid musical program is assured. Date will be announced later.
Tabriz, West Persia – The Rev. Frederick N. Jessup, age 43, Presbyterian missionary at this place, died Dec. 1, 1919, of pneumonia. When the Turks occupied the city he remained at his post and was imprisoned for refusing to give up the relief funds in his charge. He was a graduate of Princeton in 1897 and of the Auburn Seminary. The deceased was well-known in Montrose, having been a member of the Presbyterian church, here, and spending his boyhood days in Montrose. He was a cousin of Miss Louise Jessup and a brother of Henry W. Jessup, who recently purchased the Lusk property in Montrose.
Gelatt – Thomas J. Daniels, a highly respected resident of Gelatt, passed peacefully away, Nov 30, 1919, after a lingering illness of gangrene He was a veteran of the Civil War and a worthy representative of a family whose patriotism has been proved in many a hard-fought battle. His grandfather, Isaac Daniels, died in New York State at the age of 109 years; was a soldier in the Revolutionary war, and his father, Isaac Daniels, served in the war of 1812, and had six sons with the Union army during the Rebellion of which Thomas J. was one. He was born in 1829 in Orange county, NY. He enlisted at Harford for three years, as a private in Battery A, 1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery and participated at Drainsville, Mechanicsville, James Mills, second battle of Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Fort Darling, Deep Bottom, Petersburg, and was present at the fall of Richmond. In 1863 he married Miss Joanna Burns, who died in November, 1906. At his burial the G.A.R. Post, Nov. 512, was present with their flag.
Nicholson – The Nicholson silk mill, which has been ready to start working for some time, but which has been held back by the slowness of getting connected with the electric power plant, will start Monday. The Eckert Silk Co., under the management of Mr. Eckert, will employ from 8 to 10 persons at the start and add to the force as fast as he can add machinery.
Harford – The Winslow Concert co. gave a fine entertainment in Congregational church last Monday night, and a large audience was present.
Jackson – O. L. Olin and family, of Canton, PA, have recently moved on the large dairy farm of Mrs. F. D. Brown. ALSO Several of the young folks enjoyed a skating party on Wheeler’s pond, Friday evening.
Hop Bottom - Mrs. M. A. Brown went to Scranton last week where she has accepted a position in the International Correspondence School.
Rushboro – Vern R. Dean who last summer purchased the Jackson property, at Meshoppen, has completed his work as buttermaker for the Jersey Hill creamery, and moved his household goods to Meshoppen, where he will reside, and personally look after his store.
Dimock – A long and cold winter is here. Are we all ready for it? ALSO Several improvements are now being made at the Dimock Free Library.
Franklin Forks – Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Caterson, from near Williams Pond, attended church here Sunday. They were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Coy at dinner.
Choconut Valley – William Addison, who has been at work at the Choconut Valley Inn for some time, has returned to his home in Washington.
Transue – Daniel Dixon, who fell from a beam in the barn on the J.S. Sims farm, a couple of weeks ago, and was taken to the Packer hospital, is no better.
Glenwood – On account of the illness of Bro. Pendleton there has been no preaching services at the Wright school house for two weeks.
MARRIAGE LICENSES: Russell Stone Dayton, Jessup Twp. and Mildred Belle Stockholm, Rush Twp.; Leon Welch and Olive Parmlee, both of Susquehanna; Willis B. Palmatier and Katherine D. Strickland, both of Chenango Forks; Austin D. Porter and Marjorie E. Smith, both of Binghamton; Arthur E. Lake and Lillian M. Hutchinson, both of Binghamton; Fred W. Heath, Binghamton and Florence A. Mowery, Oxford, NY.
News Brief: Statistics show that of the farms of Susquehanna county, 3478 are operated by owners, and 715 by tenants. The proportion of owners to renters is larger in Susquehanna county than the average in the State. ALSO Auto license tags for 1920 will be blue with white letters and the Keystone will be missing.
Compiled By: Betty Smith