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March 31 1922/2022

Dimock – John F. Dolan, a worthy and well-known resident of Montrose and formerly of Dimock, died from the effects of a stroke. Mr. Dolan was born in Orange County, NY, in 1856, and married in 1892, Mary Walker, of Scranton. Since the age of three he has resided in this vicinity. Following his father’s death he remained on the farm at Dimock for several years, later buying the Dimock Hotel, conducting it for a period of fifteen years. He was tipstaff at the court house for the last four years and members of the Susquehanna County Bar and court house officials attended his funeral services in a body.

Springville – Lee Brothers will open their new store, which has undergone extensive repairs, on April 1st, with a full line of furniture, rugs and linoleums. ALSO The library can use old copies of the Youth’s Companion and the American Boy magazine. ALSO Do not miss the operetta, “Mother Goose Island,” to be given by the children of the grades at the Community building, Friday March 31st.

Lakeside, New Milford Twp. – Friday, March 10, 1922, was the 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Callender and their friends and relatives resolved to help them celebrate the happy event. After dinner the Callenders were escorted to two easy chairs placed in the center of the parlor and a short program was conducted by Rev. E. A. Benson who told of the trail taken by Mr. Callender’s father in the olden days during this ministerial duties. A few were there who remembered the dear, old man when he lived on Mott Hill and preached in the Moxley church at South New Milford, but most of them that knew him then have gone to the other shore. The three children of Mr. and Mrs. Callender were present, also 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Forest City – Miss Bridget Gerchman, age 10, has returned from Hahnemann hospital where she was operated on successfully for an ailment of the head, from which she had suffered since she was fifteen months old.

Montrose – On Wednesday of this week an opportunity was given the women of the town to attend a display of gowns and proper corsets from the popular and exclusive shop of Warner, in Binghamton, which was given at the home of Mrs. Mary Stewart on Lincoln avenue. ALSO Frank H. Deuel was in Binghamton purchasing new equipment for the re-opening of his renovated and re-decorated barber shop located in the Kelly block. The shop has really undergone a remarkable transformation and will be a credit to the community. Electric hair clippers, mud massages and shoe shining are among the new features and the patronage of ladies will be catered to.

Hopbottom – There is talk at Hopbottom of opening a hotel on the “Lackawanna Trail.” Hotels in this bustling little town have been short-lived of late years, but with the heavy traffic over the trail and the necessity of entertaining travelers, the opportunities for making a hotel a paying proposition are greatly enhanced. As many as 1,000 cars a day pass through Hopbottom on the Trail. It is also pointed out that Foster is “centrally located” to catch the transient business as it is midway between New York and Buffalo, and also equi-distant from Binghamton to Scranton.

Susquehanna – Patrick Murphy, aged 52, who was wounded in a fight to resist arrest at Lanesboro last Wednesday morning, died at the Barnes Memorial hospital yesterday. His lips were sealed to the very last concerning his real name and his home address. Efforts to get a statement from him were in vain. No information regarding his two pals, James Williams, aged 22, also wounded and hospitalized and John or William O’Shaughnessy, now a prisoner in the Montrose jail, was imparted by Murphy. The other two also maintain silence. Murphy, recognized by the police of several cities as the leader of the old-time “Island Gang” of burglars and safe-crackers, had several terms in New York penitentiaries. He did say he had been treated in the Susquehanna hospital 15 years ago from wounds he received in a duel with someone.

Uniondale – W. E. Gibson went to Starrucca to be with his sister, Mrs. James Smith to celebrate their birthdays. They are the only survivors of a family of ten children. Four of the sons saw service in the Civil War, two of the brothers were members of the 56th PA Volunteers; one in the 59th NY Vol. and the subject of this sketch served in the 137th PA Vol. One of the brothers was captured at the battle of the Wilderness and died in Andersonville prison; one was crippled for life and died a few years after the great conflict at Fairfield, Nebr. One went west after the war and came east when 81 years of age to die near his old home. The last survivor is Mr. Gibson, who is in good health and as erect as when he wore the blue.

Harford – The “Harford Spotlight” the school paper of the Harford Vocational High school, appeared in its second issue for this school term on Monday.

South Montrose – Wm. Hower, foreman at Louden Hill farm, recently purchased a Baby Grand Chevrolet touring car from the L. H. Sprout & Sons’ agency. Mrs. Tillie Tyler, also of the Louden Hill farm, was a recent Chevrolet purchaser.

News Brief: Signs of spring are numerous. The youngsters rolling around on roller skates or “jumping the rope.” The first “peepers” of the season were heard on Tuesday night, just prior to the first thunder shower of the season. Robins, bluebirds and song sparrows are numerous, while an occasional early meadow lark is to be seen in the fields. Syrup from the “first run,” at $2 a gallon, is being spread on breakfast pancakes. And everywhere the roads are from six to eighteen inches under mud. As one country woman remarked the other day, “Only fools and doctors are using the roads these days.”

200 Years Ago from the Montrose Herald, March 30, 1822.

WAGON MAKING. Wagons of various kinds made, repaired, and painted, in the newest and best fashion—such as swelled and straight sides, straight, circular, and Oh Ge backs, and common team wagons—on the most reasonable terms. Most kinds of country produce received in payment.  WANTED, an Apprentice to the above business, between 15 and 17 years of age. To one of industrious habits, who can be well recommended for honesty and sobriety, good encouragement will be given. SYTHE MAKING. The subscriber has also replenished the Triphammer Works with the best imported iron and steel, for the purpose of making Scythes, with which merchants can be supplied by the dozen on the most reasonable terms for CASH. JOAB CHAMBERLIN. Choconut, March 25.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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