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January 12 1917/2017

Brooklyn – Israel Reynolds, of West Brooklyn, died at his home on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 1917, where he had lived practically all his life of 80 years. His funeral was held on Friday, Rev. T.J. Vaughn officiating. Mrs. Reynolds is very sick, not expected to live, and did not know of her husband’s death at the time.

Glenwood – The Sons of Veterans and wives, of Freeman P. Whitney’s Camp, of South Gibson, invited the Sons of Veterans and wives of Russell Phillip’s Camp, of this place, to meet with them to witness the installation of their new officers for the following year. Chicken pie was to be served, but on account of the scarcity of chicken, the Glenwood boys and wives were royally entertained and treated to coffee, baked beans and sandwiches.

Franklin Twp. – Mrs. Wm. Austin spent Sunday afternoon in Hallstead with her mother, Mrs. Geo. Shoemaker, and son, Lyman Jameson, who presented her with a beautiful rocking chair, which was made in the Hallstead chair factory.

Middletown – A sleighload of young people from Silver Lake, including James McCormick, Guss Murphy, Walter Giblin, Jeremiah Mahoney, Ward Murphy, Raymond Donnelly, Francis Mahoney, Walter Murphy, John Kane, Joseph McCormick, Winifred Hannigan, Mary Heavey, Mary Donnelly, Bertha Kane, Marie Murphy, Kathryn Heavey, Mary Murphy and Edna Ward, attended the dance at Middletown Center.

Springville – At his late home occurred the death of Ira Ward, Jan 2, 1917, after a few days’ illness of pneumonia.  Deceased was a son of Sanders and Almira Ward and was born in Norwich, NY in 1838. He was united in marriage to Miss Lucetta Wallace, Nov. 30, 1861. Their union was blessed by six children, of which four survive, Worthy, of Malta, Ill.; Oscar, of Montrose; Eddie and Stanley, of Springville, and the widow of the deceased, of Springville. His brother, James, of Nicholson, attended the funeral. Deceased came to Pennsylvania in 1866, spending the greater part of his life, over 50 years, in this community.  He was a veteran of the Civil war, a member of 144 Light Artillery. ALSO There is one school in this district that is teaching an important lesson in patriotism by swinging to the breeze the Stars and Stripes every school day, unless it be a very stormy one. This is Kasson school, presided over by Miss Winifred Smales.

Nicholson – The Nicholson Examiner thinks that none of the Nicholson hotels will apply for liquor licenses this year.

Montrose – While in the Subway Lunch, in the space of an hour’s time, it was observed that a veteran of the Civil War, a veteran of the Spanish-American war, and one of our young men who had returned from the Mexican border—William Holmes—had entered the restaurant. And, as a finishing touch, Claude Miller, who had served under the heat of battle in France for over 5 months, was also present. When it became known that the latter had “faced the war music” in Europe, he was the center of attraction and for about two hours Mr. Miller entertained those who tarried, in relating many incidents as he recalled them from the bloody trenches, and also giving bits of information in relation to the cities of London and Paris, which he had visited.

Kingsley – Stearns Bros., of Kingsley, have installed a “Calfway” milker outfit for Chas. B. Dayton, of South Montrose. Mr. Dayton has a large herd of Holstein cattle and finds it impossible to secure help for hand milking. With the “Calfway” he is milking and caring for 20 cows without outside help.

Susquehanna – Burgess O’Connell gave Henry Smith ten days in the lockup today as the result of Smith’s arrest of drunkenness, disorderly conduct and reckless driving. Smith appeared in Susquehanna, from Jackson township, with a one-horse rig and whooped it up until he was gathered in.

Parkvale, Dimock Twp. – Icy roads make it dangerous traveling these days. Horses have to be very sharp to stand up and people, too.

Jackson – A.C. Crosby, of Binghamton, has erected a steam saw mill upon the farm recently purchased from O.C. Galloway, at Maple Ridge.

Lynn – W.B. Fish has hot and cold water installed in his house; also running water to the barn.

Clifford – John Irving, one of the oldest and most respected citizens of this place, passed to the great beyond Dec. 29, 1916, as the result of paralysis, aged 86 years, having been born in 1830 on the farm where he spent his life, unmarried, until declining years made a change necessary and went to live with his sister until her death a few years ago. He inherited his excellent qualities from his parents, who were hardy Scotch pioneers.  Interment in Elkdale Cemetery.

Forest City – A three-day Chautauqua, commencing Jan. 20, will be held here. Frank Dixon, the well-known lecturer will be one of the chief drawing cards.

News Brief: Five hundred gallons of whiskey, wine and beer were poured into the city water wagon at Phoenix, Ariz., and the streets of the business section sprinkled with liquor. Two hundred automobiles and several floats formed a parade that followed the water wagon. A band played a dirge. The liquor was confiscated in raids by the sheriff under the new Arizona prohibition law, and its disposition was ordered by Judge Stanford. ALSO Col. W.F. Cody, known all over the world as “Buffalo Bill,” died in Denver. Col. Cody was the most picturesque figure of Indian days on the frontier and the country mourns the death of this famous scout and Indian fighter. Cody got his name by furnishing buffalo meat for the men engaged in building the transcontinental railroad across the plains.

200 Years Ago from the Montrose Centinel, January 11, 1817.

*Married, in Springville, on the 5th inst., by J.W. Raynsford, Esq., Mr. Benoni Tuttle to Miss Susan Rosengrants.

*Note Found. Found, in the township of Bridgewater about four weeks since, a NOTE OF HAND, signed Jacob Tewksbury, payable to Robinson & King, of Fourteen Dollars. The owner can have the same by calling on the Editor of the Centinel and paying for this advertisement, as I have left said note in his lands. HART ROBERTS, Jan. 8, 1817.

*Silver Lake Bank. The Silver Lake Bank was organized on the 4th instant, and the following gentlemen were chosen Directors:--Robert H. Rose, James Pumpelly, Ebenezer Dana, Charles Pumpelly, John H. Avery, William Camp, John A. Drake, Isaac Post, David Post, Benjamin Lathrop, John Lanning, George Scott, and John W. Robinson. Directors on the 6th inst. chose Robert H. Rose, President and Putnam Catlin, Cashier.

*Milford and Owego Turnpike. At an election for officers of the Milford and Owego Turnpike Road Company for 1817, held at the house of Edward Fuller in this village on Monday last, Robert H. Rose was elected President, Abraham T. Stryker, Charles Geer, Jonathan West, Isaac P. Foster, Charles Fraser, Isaac Post, Frederick Bailey, Bartlett Hinds, Isaac Rynearson, Stephen Wilson, John Brink & James Barton, Managers, Putnam Catlin, Treasurer. Benjamin P. Case was appointed Secretary by the Board of Managers.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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