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January 04 1924/2024

Springville – C. B. Marcy, in his 77th year, is still an active veteran of the Civil War and the last of seven young men who enlisted from Springville in Co C. 203rd Pa. Volunteer Infantry, and also the last of eighteen from Wyoming County who enlisted in the same company. Mr. Marcy was seventeen years old when he shouldered a musket and went out to fight for the union.

Middletown Twp. – Martin J. Golden, one of our best known and oldest farmers, passed away January 1st, 1924. Death followed a short illness from a complication of diseases. He was the son of William Golden. His entire life had been spent in the vicinity where he died and few men of that locality were more widely known or held in more esteem. He was one of the most energetic farmers in the western part of the county. Of splendid character and friendly manner, his loss is keenly felt by young and old. He is survived by seven children.

Bridgewater Twp. – Mr. and Mrs. J. G. VanVechten, who have been in charge of the borough [poor] farm for a couple of years, return next week to their former home in Warsaw, NY Mrs. Stark, of Heart Lake, will take charge of the building. The work on the farm is to be let separately by the poor board.

Alford – E. M. Aldrich is having Delco Lights installed in his residence.

Forest City – Pat O’Malley who was a former brakeman on the Erie Railroad, at Susquehanna, and formerly of Forest City, confessed to what lured him to the Silver Screen. He owes his rise to a woman’s pretty face. Some years ago he took his then best girl to a motion picture theatre in Chicago, when the face was flashed on the screen, but unidentified. He was so smitten that he followed vague clues for 2,000 miles. He later learned that she was married to a perfectly satisfactory husband and was, in addition, the mother of several children. But, if Pat’s susceptible heart got him into the pictures, it is his sound head which has kept him there and climbing as a popular leading man, say a legion of his friends in this city and elsewhere.

East Rush – Six families have from one to three cases of scarlet fever, and practically the entire community is under quarantine. The cases, fortunately, are mild and none of the patients, all of whom are children, are in a serious condition. In the family of L. J. Very, three children have the disease. In S. W. Brugler’s family two children are ill. One child each in the families of F. W Shaver, Charles Squires, Frank Kiefer and Mrs. E. L. Estus are ill with the same malady. In the last mentioned home the father was kicked by a horse on Friday and passed away Sunday morning at Packer Hospital in Sayre, making it a particularly sad household. [The deceased was 65 years old and was a son of Harvey and Orrill West Estus. He had lived his entire life in East Rush.]

Gibson – Dr. Franklin Hill, of Washington, D. C., spent a ten-day vacation at the home of his parents, returning to his work in the U. S. Navy last Monday.

Uniondale – Fred Crandall, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is visiting friends in Uniondale He is enroute to California. He is looking up the records of the Crandall family and expects to incorporate them in book form. He is tracing back to 1633. The first Crandall came over in the Mayflower and was a Welsh Baptist minister. He and Roger Williams were fined five pounds each for preaching against the established church. [The 1633 Mayflower was the second Mayflower, making trips in 1630, 1633, 1644, and 1639. It was lost at sea on a voyage to Virginia in 1641.]

Montrose – Dr. C. W. Caterson, of Endicott, was here the first of the week and moved his household goods to that place. The doctor is taking up surgery in the Endicott hospital. ALSO The new concrete paving on the state road between here and South Montrose was opened the day before Christmas to traffic. This does away with the bad detour and gives a concrete road nearly to Dimock.

Friendsville – Wm. Murphy has been one of our very faithful rural mail carriers for the past 15 years, and is well qualified to discuss (or curse) dirt roads, in general, particularly at this time of year.

Harford – The New Year has a very sad beginning for the young wife of Harry Smith, who was formerly Miss Margaret Titus, who died at her home Saturday evening, having given birth to a baby, who died that morning. Her husband and a baby of 15 months, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Titus, and several brothers and sisters survive her. Her funeral was held at the home on New Year’s day.

Fiddle Lake – December 24 was not a day of idleness for Mrs. John Graham, better known as grandma Graham, for she killed and dressed 10 chickens and furthermore, we wish to say, she was 83 years old that day. er parents, Mr.a

Library News: Miss Beatrice Eyerly, of Hagerstown, Md., who was lately engaged as an assistant in the library, is expected to arrive the middle of this month; Miss Eyerly will take charge of the circulating libraries, which have lately assumed such proportions that it is impossible for the library force to give them the needed attention. It has always been an aim of the president, Mr. Cope, to place circulating libraries in every town and hamlet in the county where they are desired. [The Susquehanna County Library was the first library in Pennsylvania to put a bookmobile on the road.]

News Brief: The radio, which is nothing more or less than the wireless telephone, while yet in its infancy, has grown so immensely popular that nearly two billions of dollars are invested in the manufacture of radio equipment. There are 600 broadcasting stations scattered over the country and $30,000,000 are spent annually for entertainers. This means the death knoll of Chautauqua Lyceum courses and things of that sort. When one can, by a few twists of he wrist in his own household, introduce his family to the best talent the world affords and they may choose between concerts, lectures, sermons, comedy, etc., free of charge, they are not likely to buy a ticket and go several blocks [or miles] to hear things of that sort.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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