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December 16 1921/2021

Gibson – Hubbard Payne, Sr., an aged and respected citizen, died Dec. 9, 1921, on the farm where he was born nearly 95 years ago, and where his parents settled in 1812, coming from Connecticut. He was the youngest of 13 children. He married Anne A. Birdsall in 1851, whose death occurred in 1909.

Harford – The community of Harford will have a Christmas tree this year. There will be a pageant involving characters which will perform the Christmas story. A large chorus of high school students will sing special and appropriate music. A male quartette will be on hand. This is to be an expression of the Christmas spirit of the entire community toward the less fortunate peoples of the Near East. Everyone will come in the true spirit of the season and place under the tree their gifts, which may consist of clothes, of canned goods of all kinds, of flour, staple groceries or money. People in Europe will be starving this year while you and I are feasting at Christmas time. Think about it!

Forest City – Motorists find Dundaff street hard to climb. The icy condition has caused much ill temper and a number of side slides.

Fair Hill – Harry Valentine is on the sick list suffering with indigestion. ALSO William Young has been taking down his house at Rushboro and moving it to his farm here and building a house to store farm implements. ALSO We hear that A. D. Steiger has traded his farm in this place for a farm at Vestal Center. We shall be sorry to lose them.

Auburn – A very pretty wedding was solemnized at St. Bonaventure church, Nov. 22, 1921, the contracting parties being Mrs. Anna Kane and Elmer Winans, both of Auburn Township. They were attended by Mr. & Mrs. A. Maxwell. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Father Burke and after the ceremony the couple repaired to the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Maxwell, where a bountiful wedding dinner was served.

Uniondale – Mrs. Michael Bibulo [Bibalo] had a flock of ducks which she intended to adorn her table during the holidays, but it is not so to be…someone helped themselves to the ducks and there is not a quack left.

Montrose – Breese & Cole are to be commended for giving us an up-to-date electrical store, now being open for business in their very attractive quarters in the Masteller building, opposite Cooley & Son’s. They will carry a large line of electrical goods, sell Delco lighting plants, washing machines, etc. and specialize in battery work for autoists. At the same time W. B. Gregory and Wm. Holmes have been made distributors and selling agents for the Vacuette Sales Co., manufacturers of vacuum cleaners for the western section of the county. The “Vacuette” is a popular make of sweeper and being operated without electric current the sale is not confined to cities or towns.

Hallstead – Mr. Gow, of Nicholson, has purchased the Dayton plot of land on South Main street, opposite the Wridgway Piston factory, of Mrs. Rose Dayton, where he will commence at once the erection of a large garage and two residences for the men who will be employed in the garage after it is erected This garage is to be built expressly as a sales room and service station of a very popular make of car and it is expected that the business will give employment to quite a large number of mechanics.

Bridgewater – Mr. and Mrs. Leon Williams, Mrs. Clarence Williams, Mrs. Perry Goff and two sons were in an automobile accident in Binghamton. Owing to a blinding snow storm another car collided with their car on Court street. Mrs. Leon Williams and Mrs. Goff were thrown out of the car and Kenneth Goff was throw through the windshield. His face was cut, but he escaped serious injury. The machines were damaged.

Silver Lake – The Snow Hollow school reported those receiving 100% in spelling during the month of November: Mildred, Alta and Helen Snyder, Doris, Maylou, Bernice and Anita Hill, Anna and Louise Buckley, George Brigham, Kenneth Conklin and George Degnan. Those not absent nor tardy were: Alta and Mildred Snyder, Anna and Louise Buckley, Dori, Anita, Bernice and Jay Hill, Willis Shields, George Degnan, Kenneth, Douglas and Glenn Conklin and Geo. Brigham. Number of pupils enrolled, 21. Mrs. Margaret Gillooly, Teacher.

Susquehanna – Some of the Susquehanna hunters, who spent a week in Pike county, returned last week. A fine black bear and a buck deer were shot by Delos Bagnall, and another fine deer was shot by Leon Brush. The game was on exhibition at the market of Deacon & Hurley and were viewed by many. ALSO William J. Hull, the oldest engineer along the Erie system, died at his home Dec. 9th. For 55 years he had served on the Erie as an engineer. He was born in Charlestown, N. H., in 1832 and entered the employ of the Erie Company in 1855 at Susquehanna.

Hop Bottom – Book Clubs, No. 1 and No. 2 were entertained recently at the home of Mrs. W. E. Brown and Mrs. C. R. Berry. Over fifty ladies belong to these two clubs and a pleasant and profitable social hour was spent by those who attend these gatherings. The Shakespeare Club will meet this week at the home of Mrs. O. L. Mittan.

Clifford – A party of ten from here, consisting of W. S., John, Melvin and Floyd Spedding, E. A. Coyle, Thos. and Harley Decker, Harry Pruner, Wm. Horton and Wm. Yarnes, recently purchased a piece of land and built a cabin in Pike county, and had two deer the first day of the season.

Thompson – Thompson made its last consignment to Florida when L. M. Spencer and Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Wright drove out during a heavy snow storm on Monday. Mr. Spencer has constructed a young house on a fiffer chasis. It looks like a moving van with a few exceptions, including a glass front and a door on the side. It is arranged so that when stopping for the night, or for a few days, they can drop one side down to the ground and have room for their beds. They have all modern conveniences including a wood stove in which they can bake. They plan to tour Florida and all points of interest. Several friends and relatives gathered to give them a sendoff.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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