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March 30 1894/1994

Montrose - The first day of April comes on Sunday, and to fool the fellows who take up the collections at church, it is quite possible some people who have usually dropped in punched nickels and coppers, may drop in good money. AND Following are the marriage licenses recently issued at the Register's office: Reuben F. Wells to Bertha Peck, both of Bridgewater, Harry Vinkelstein to Sarah Hourvetch, both of Forest City; Jacob Schindler, of Marcellus, NY, to Lena D. Burnett, Otisco, NY; A.L. Dixon to Angie E. Thomas, both of Lynn.

Forest City- The Lackawanna County Court has confirmed the report of County Surveyor L.D. Benson, of this county, on the Lackawanna-Susquehanna boundary line, which remains as at present. The plans of the parties in Lackawanna, who expected to get a goodly slice from old Susquehanna's territory, are knocked higher‘n the kite of the late lamented Mr. Gilderoy.

Lawsville - Although it was a very stormy day the 26th, a few friends met at Mrs. J.B. Ingraham's and gave her daughter a surprise by quilting a quilt. There was 18 at dinner. Matie says she is proud of her quilt, as it is one her brother pieced for her when he was only 8 years old. Her sister Lucy gave the lining and thread and her uncle, Warren Luce, got the batting, and Mr. Willis Ingraham, George LaSure, Andrew Mitchell, and W.J. Luce, each quilted two blocks or more, and it was quilted well. Mrs. Mitchell gave her a very nice pincushion, Mrs. LaSure a fruit dish, and her sister, Pearl, gave her an apron. After the quilt was done they sang God be with you till we meet again, then each went home wishing her a happy birthday next year.

Susquehanna - Easter Day in this place, was one of great praise in honor of the risen Christ The Masses at St. John's Roman Catholic Church were very impressive, whilst the music was rendered most effectively indeed. The Episcopal Churches gave interesting services, the attendance being large at both houses of Prayer. The music at Christ Church was excellently rendered by the choir. Among the selections given were: Mornington’s "Christ Our Passover," Westbury's Te Deum Laudamus," Dean Aldrich's "Jubilate Deo," Beethoven's "Kyric Eleison," and Herbert's Offertory entitled, "o Sacred Calvary." The Methodists, Baptists, and Presbyterians, also, held interesting services.

Jackson - Quite a change since our horseback ride on Old Tom, my father's faithful old black horse, to Starrucca in about 1845. The vast unbroken wilderness from Thomson, with no railroad even thought of, so far as we know. We remember the old mill and we went to see Decater Mumford who was sawing in the old mill. The mill is not far up the creek as we thought it to be then, as a boy would take in distances. The old man who was Warren Mumford’s grandfather was living, an old man. As most any boy would we regarded it a long ride and quite an undertaking.

Hallstead - Years ago, when Miss Carrie Lenox, a young lady residing in Hallstead, was a little girl, her father and mother separated and Miss Lenox lost track of her father. We are informed that later on the father tried to find his daughter, but without success. He afterwards removed to Chicago. Some time since, while Miss Lenox was living at the residence of Mrs. Hayward she formed the acquaintance of a Chicago cattle drover who was in the habit of taking his meals at Mrs. Hayward's. The drover heard Miss Lenox’s history and said he believed he knew the father, and when he returned to Chicago he would investigate. A few days since Miss Lenox received intelligence from Chicago to the effect that the drover was correct and that he had found her father. Mr. Lenox proves to be a man of means and he has sent for his daughter to come on to Chicago, where he will meet her and furnish her a good home.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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