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June 09 1916/2016

Fairdale – The social for the boys’ baseball team on Friday night was a success, socially and financially. The drama—“Not a man in the house” caused lots of fun.

Jackson – More than 100 relatives and friends gathered on June 3, at the North Jackson M. E. church, to do honor to the 25th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Bryant. Mr. and Mrs. Bryant, since their marriage June 3, 1891, have resided upon the old homestead in North Jackson, one of the finest farms in the township, and for nearly a hundred years in the Bryant family’s possession.

South Gibson – Mrs. Amanda Malvina Tiffany-Carey, one of Susquehanna county’s best loved and most respected citizens, died May 30, 1916. She was born in South Harford on Feb. 3, 1839, the daughter of Emilus and Alma Thayer-Tiffany, was a student in the common schools and the Franklin Academy. Mrs. Carey taught in the schools of Harford, Lenox, New Milford, Scott and Tompkinsville. Was married to John Franklin Carey on July 4, 1865, a Civil War veteran, as were all Mrs. Carey’s brothers. Mr. Carey died about ten years ago.  They were the parents of eight children.

Forest Lake – The Warner and Baldwin reunion will be held at Forest Lake July 1st, at the M. E. Birchard cottage.  All relatives are requested to come and bring dinner and enjoy a good time at the lake.

Montrose – Wagon repairing done by S. R. Sprout, Davies building, at rear of Rogers’ Market.  We are prepared to do all kinds of wagon repairing, using only the best second growth timber and best material. Stock of wagon wheels, poles and whiffletrees on hand, made from best ash. Our work stands the test for neatness, durability and strength. ALSO Minor E. Worden, architect and builder, received notice last week that he had been granted a patent by the U. S. Patent office, at Washington, on a ratchet monkey wrench. While Mr. Worden has received patents on other devices, he believes this superior to any of his previous inventions.

Hallstead – A party of men are camping at the river bank, near the old [bridge] piers. They are securing photographs and Indian relics in the interest of the Smithsonian Institute.

Friendsville – A former teacher in Susquehanna county, Sister Mary Rosina, who was Miss Mary Byrne, of Friendsville, is now superior of St. Paul’s School, in Scranton. She is the author of the pretty volume of poems, “Idylls of Lakeside,” which has been widely appreciated, and has written another smaller volume for the pleasure of friends. Sister Rosina’s first volume has a most interesting introduction from the pen of Rev. Dr. Winters, a former resident of Friendsville, who for some years past has been pastor of St. Paul’s church in Scranton. The authoress referred to above has been a member of the Order of the Immaculate Heart for many years, and is a personal friend of Sr. M. Anastasia, a sister of Dr. Winter’s, who is superior of St. Andrew’s School in Portland, Oregon.

Hop Bottom – The station of the Scranton & Binghamton R. R. is being constructed of cement and brick, and it will be quite a large building when completed—being designed for the sub-station redistributing power-plant for the northern section of the road.

East Kingsley – On May 31st, a small number of people were pleasantly entertained at dinner at the Jeffers farm, in honor of the 80th birthday of the hostess, Mrs. B. M. Jeffers. After dinner speeches were given, Mrs. Jeffers being the jolliest one present. She is a very well preserved person, and loth to admit that she is an octogenarian.

Choconut Valley – Nelson Green has moved his saw mill back from Silver Lake on the site of the Chamberlin saw mill, where there is a large lot of logs for sawing. His family is also back and is occupying part of Miss Chamberlin’s house. They have also a Victrola which they purchased while away.

East Rush – Professor Martin, of Tunkhannock, has organized a class in music in this place. He is considered one of the best teachers. We need to congratulate ourselves upon securing such a teacher. Those taking lessons are: Misses Dorothy Hay, Letha Linaberry, Louise Chase and Iva Lindsey. He is also giving the Misses Elene and Irene Tanner, of Elk Lake, lessons the same day.

Forest City – Avery delightful wedding took place last Thursday at St. Michael’s church, when Miss Kathryn Petros became the bride of Michael Berish, of Eynon. The bride was attended by Mary McClowek and her sister, Anna, and the best man was the groom’s brother, Golnn Berish, and Joseph Provpvities. After a wedding breakfast the couple left on an extended wedding tour. They will reside with the groom’s parents at Eynon.

Springville – Ward Young is moving his house on a new cellar, the other side of his barn, preparatory to building a new house on the old site. The old one will be remodeled for a tenant house. ALSO Those going and coming from Meshoppen on Decoration Day were not very much elated over the trip.  It rained and there was no ball play.

Harford – Jones Brothers make a specialty of well drilling, and have an announcement in today’s Democrat.  Their proposition would seem to be most fair, for their motto is “No Water, No Pay.”

200 Years Ago – from the Centinel, Montrose, PA, June 11, 1816.  AN ACT for the improvement of a road beginning at the point where the Cochecton and Great Bend turnpike passes through the Moosic Mountain in a western direction to the west line of the State and for other purposes.

Section 1.  BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in General Assembly met and it is hereby enacted by the authorities of the same That the sum of twenty-one thousand dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated for the purpose of improving the road beginning at the point where the Cochecton and Great Bend turnpike passes through the Moosic mountain a western direction through the counties of Susquehanna, Bradford, Tioga, Potter, M’Kean, Warren and Erie, to the western line of the state, to be paid in the manner hereinafter directed in the following proportions to wit: To the county of Susquehanna three thousand dollars to be paid to Hosea Tiffany jr, Jonah Brewster and Jabez Hyde junior. [Three thousand dollars, each, went to the remaining counties.]

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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