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June 11 1920/2020

Forest City – John Garvey of Frankfort, NY, who came to visit his brother, M. J. Garvey, remembers Forest City as a wooded plot. He worked on the first freight train over the Jefferson branch. At that time Forest City was not known and he was surprised to find such a large and prosperous community. For the past 35 years Mr. Garvey has been superintendent of switches on the New York Central Railroad at Frankfort, NY and retired on June 1 of this year.

South Auburn – The Grange Auxiliary was very pleasantly entertained at the home of P. M. Benninger on Thursday. A bounteous dinner was served to nearly 70 guests and members of the order. The receipts were $6.75 and a fine lot of sewing was accomplished for the family. ALSO An ice cream social will be held in Grange hall on Friday evening. All are invited. Ladies to furnish cake.

Rushboro – Mildred Gardner, 12-year-old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. John Gardner, was killed Monday when a horse, which she had led into the stable kicked her, resulting in her death within 20 minutes. The child had been helping her father, and was preparing to fasten the animal in its stall when he kicked. Her funeral was held in the Jersey Hill church and interment was in Jersey Hill cemetery.

Highlands, New Milford Twp. – U. G. Brush has purchased a new Maxwell car of Lewis & Benson, of Susquehanna. ALSO In South New Milford, Norman Jones, W. G. Smith and C. C. Keeney, were consulting with the county commissioners regarding needed repairs to the main road in that vicinity. This road, which the state and township seems to disown and which gets only such improvement as local residents give it, is part of the old Cochecton-Great Bend turnpike. No road supervisors appear willing to accept its maintenance. We understand this will be taken into the county courts.

Thompson – Since March 1st, Mrs. Rachel Corey, the champion piecer and quilter, has just completed her 6th quilt, beautifully done and it would seem, an endless amount of work on them.

Kingsley – Henry Jeffers, manager of the famous Walker-Gordon farm at Plainsboro, NJ, has purchased an International Harvester tractor through the local dealer, P. W. Wright, which will be used on the Jeffers farm here. Lee Grinnell is manager of the Jeffers farm, and both he and Mr. Jeffers realize that the best way to get large acreages planted is to utilize power-driven machinery wherever possible.

North Bridgewater– J. W. Angle is one of the few remaining wagon makers and repairers in this vicinity, and efforts have been made to get him to move to Montrose and conduct the wagon shop formerly operated by the late S. A. Dawley. It is understood that a number of other towns are also offering him inducements to locate, competent men of his trade being difficult to secure and quite necessary when needed.

Dimock – A power-propelled hand-car, on which seven Lehigh Valley employees were riding, jumped the track near here on Tuesday, and all sustained injuries Earl Sloat was the most severely injured, having both legs broken, He was taken to Sayre hospital, accompanied by Dr. Gardner. Arthur Rice, son of William Rice, was also badly bruised and cut about the legs. All on the car were lacerated and bruised but suffered no broken bones. Others on the car were Earl Rice, John Ball, Van Ball, Mr. Dominick, William Rice and Frank Rafferty.

Brooklyn – Our health officer has quarantined several cases of whooping cough.

Gibson – The King’s Daughters class will hold a leap year social at the home of F. L. Shepardson on Friday night. The ladies are to wear bungalow aprons and the men are to wear overalls or old clothes. Anyone dressed up will be fined fifty cents. The ladies are to pay for the supper at two cents per inch for the number of inches around her young man’s head.

Montrose – Montrose and surrounding country are to have a genuine treat when Capt. W. A. Yackey will bring an airplane and give a very fine flying exhibition, including the various “thrillers” of which we read so much about. This will not be simply an air flight, but a diversified exhibition of the various hair-raising antics of the modern aircraft. The Cooperstown Air Service Station has agreed to send their crack team with the new passenger plane that made the record-breaking flight from Richmond, Va., to Scranton, in 4 hours and 12 minutes.

Harford – Commencement exercises were held Friday night and were largely attended. There were only three graduates—Misses Salome Booth, Margaret Craft and Olive Stonier. ALSO On Saturday Lee Grinnell’s team was evidently determined to run away. In the morning he drove his team, accompanied by his three little daughters, to the Wilmarth farm. Leaving them standing, he went into the barn, when they became frightened and started to run, throwing the little girls out and bruising then severely. The team was stopped before they had run far. In the afternoon they again got away from him and ran into a barb wire fence, cutting one of the horses.

Middletown – One of the prettiest weddings of the season took place Wednesday, June 2nd, when Miss Alice Golden, of Middletown, became the bride of Francis B. Coleman. The ceremony, which was held in St Patrick’s church, Middletown, was performed in a Nuptial High Mass by the young couple’s pastor, Rev. H. J. Ruddy. Maid of honor was Miss Anna O’Connell, of Middletown and the groomsman was James Purtell, of Friendsville.

Lynn, Springville Twp. – Mrs. W. A. Welch made a trip to Montrose last Monday on business pertaining to getting a pension for herself and little girl, as her late husband was a Civil War veteran.

South Ararat – Joseph Igar, of Carbondale, is building a cottage at Fiddle Lake, which he will occupy as soon as completed. We understand several new cottages are to be built this summer. ALSO Leon Stone is making repairs on his cottage at Fiddle Lake, which will add much to its appearance. Campers are soon expected to arrive and we understand it is rented until sometime in September. All seem to like the surroundings at Fiddle Lake.

Hop Bottom – Charles Conrad lost a valuable Jersey cow, being run over by the streetcar.

Gelatt – Dr. Cole is moving to Mrs. Lewis’ house. We are all glad it is only another house he is moving to instead of another town.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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