January 25 1924/2024
Montrose – A decree in divorce was granted Mrs. Myrtle Paddleford Austin, in Binghamton, on Tuesday. Witnesses showed that Fred E. Austin, formerly of this place, failed to get a divorce from his second wife, following his third marriage. His second wife appeared at the hearing. Mrs. Austin, No. 3, said she learned on March 5th, 1921, that her husband had not been divorced from his second wife and immediately left him. Austin is said to have agreed not to contest the annulment, provided he was not called upon for alimony or council fees. ALSO J. Gerald Mackin has resigned his position on the reportorial staff of the Scranton Times and will return to Montrose and take a position as news editor on the Independent Republican. Mr. Mackin learned his trade while at the Republican before going to Scranton.
Dimock – The people of Dimock township, where F. R. Cope, Jr., resides, may well be proud that one of her townsmen has been honored by Gov. Pinchot, who recently appointed Mr. Cope as an Agricultural Member of the State Council of Education.
South Gibson – Friday, Feb. 7th, and every two weeks thereafter, there will be round and square dances with music provided by Mrs. Belva McNamara and her own orchestra. Prompter is Gus Clark.
Thompson – Dewey Brookshire, of Thompson, and Doris Furman, of Port Jervis, were united in marriage on January 8th. They left Port Jervis on the evening train and were met at the train by many of the young people of this place. They were given a grand reception with bells, horns, and tin pans. The crowd accompanied the newly weds to their home and arriving were given a treat of candy and cigars.
Williams Pond – Eight little friends were entertained in honor of the eighth birthday of Theda Lewis, at her home. Those present were: Helen Foster, Mary and Margaret Clarey, Doris and Helen Cole, Helen Hillis, and Beryl and Verla Lewis.
Hallstead – James G. Florance informs us he has just returned with a carload of fine Missouri horses, which can be seen at his stables in that village.
Susquehanna – The new First Methodist Episcopal church is being dedicated this week. This Friday night the gift windows will be dedicated. The new edifice is a handsome brick structure and a credit to the energetic members of the congregation. ALSO Susquehanna is to have a community hall. The Erie R.R. is transforming the upper part of the Erie carpenter shop into a commodious hall. It will be under the management of the local officers of the Erie.
South Auburn – Peter Benninger and son, Olin, are among the leading blacksmiths of the county, and have shod more than two hundred horses during the winter, thus far.
Heart Lake/Lake Montrose – The cutting of ice started on Tuesday. Ice is of excellent quality and nearly a foot in thickness is being harvested. At Lake Montrose the new icehouse of Wm. Holmes is being completed. It is a large and well-built structure and up-to-date in every way.
Harford – Will Tiffany has been installing electric lights in his barn.
Hop Bottom – Porter Brown celebrated his 90thbirthday on January 15, 1924, at the home of his son, Fred Brown. Mr. Brown was born in Lenox, but has been a resident of Hop Bottom for many years.
New Milford – David McConnell, aged 78 years, died at his home on January 17, 1924. Mr. McConnell was a harness maker for fifty-two years and was widely known through this section of the county where he had a host of friends. ALSO E. H. Woodward and son have recently opened a modern lunch room and ice cream parlor at their place of business on Main street, in connection with their already well-established service station. Battery repairing and charging and vulcanizing are carefully attended to and they are now in excellent shape to attend to all the needs of the traveling public.
Forest City – The high school girls’ basketball team met the Duryea girls team, at Duryea, and met their first defeat in three years. The score was 34 to 9. If the Duryea aggregation will agree to play on the Forest City high school court the tables will be turned. The Duryea girls are accustomed to their court, which is a hard one to play on for one unfamiliar with it. Also P. J. O’Malia and Paul Fitzpatrick saw a robin on Delaware street this morning. “Packy” was sure that it was a robin and to convince others he took a snap shot.
Gelatt – A truck load of young people attended the skating party at Stearns Lake, Thursday and Saturday evenings. Bernard Sartell suffered a fall, cutting a deep gash in his head. Dr. Cole dressed the wound.
Franklin Forks – Edward Bailey is taking a short course in buttermaking at Cornell University.
Brooklyn – The stockholders of the Evergreen Cemetery will hold their annual meeting in the store of H. H. Craver for the election of trustees. This association was formed in 1883 with stock at $10 a share. The late E. A. Weston surveyed and plotted the grounds. A circular road was laid out and evergreen trees planted on both sides. W. H. Eldridge was elected sexton and to his care the young trees owe much of its present beauty. A snug sum is invested with a trust company for the upkeep of the grounds. ALSO E. A. Smith is engaged in moving the McMillan house, an old landmark near the old cemetery, to the foundation of the house of Mike Cooke, which was burned last summer. Weather conditions have caused delays.
Uniondale – Ice is nearly a foot thick on Lewis Lake. The creamery ice house is being cleaned preparatory to receiving the new crop. The ice house is filled by the Erie Railroad company and is brought here from Hathaway’s pond, near Ararat. It can be loaded into cars there.
Fiddle Lake – Kleber Shaver, who started on his trip to Knoxville, Tenn. on Nov. 25, was driving a span of three-year old colts [hitched] to a spring wagon. He intends to locate in the Ozark mountains.
Compiled By: Betty Smith