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May 07 1920/2020

Liberty Twp. – M. T. Dillon’s father, John, for several years a resident of Franklin Forks, and for the past three years of Binghamton, has moved to a farm in Liberty. He is being cordially welcomed back to his native county.

Montrose – “Clean-up Week” will be next week and will be in charge of the Board of Health. The days for gathering up of rubbish, etc., that is set out to the curb, will be Monday and Tuesday, May 10th and 11th, and a charge of 25 cents a barrel, or less than a barrel, will be made and is to be paid to the driver to cover the expense of teams, etc. Have your rubbish in receptacles that you do not wish returned, if possible.

Elk Lake – Edgar E. Stevens, for many years a merchant and postmaster at this place, died suddenly Friday, April 30, 1920. He was a son of the late Frank and Elizabeth Stevens and had always resided in the vicinity of Elk Lake, where he was born 52 years ago. About 8 years ago he married Miss Edith Risley, who survives him with son Asa and daughter, Marion. ALSO William D. Boyer, of Scranton, has purchased Mrs. Mary T. Stewart’s cottage, including garage, bath house, ice house, etc., the cottage being modernly equipped, a fine cottage at a charming spot.

Dimock – B. E. and T. J. Cokely, 7th Avenue, Scranton, have one of the largest and most complete seed houses in northeastern Pennsylvania. They are natives of Dimock and their success is most gratifying to their many friends and admirers in Susquehanna County.

Harford – Mr. and Mrs. Sophia soon expect their daughter, Louise Alexander and four children, to arrive from Butte, Montana for the summer.

Lynn, Springville Twp. – John R. Lathrop, of Springville, has purchased the stock and good will of goods in F. S, Greenwood’s store and will take possession of the same on Monday of this week. ALSO Eli H. Noble, formerly of Springville, died at his home in West Pittston, April 29th. He was a veteran of the Civil War and uncle of J. M. Noble, of Montrose.

Forest City – John Shaggy, Andrew Wargo, Charles Zahorra, John Koplavka and Mike Ko?nik, spent the weekend in Endicott and Johnson City. On Saturday Wargo and Koplavka played with the Endicott-Johnson City baseball team. Wargo was on the mound and showed what the miners can do. He had a number of strike-outs to his credit. ALSO A salesman for the Forest City News knocked at the door of a home located in the county. The lady of the house opened the door slightly in answer to his knock. He asked if she would like to take the News. No response. I repeated the request when she replied “No stand.” This in her own language. I again repeated in an effort to be understood. The quick response came. “You get out of here or I will kick you.” I immediately lifted my hat, said goodbye and hurried to the street.

Herrick Center – Henry Simpson and Mary Mumford were married at Carbondale, Saturday. Congratulations.

Uniondale – Ralph Bunnell is figuring on making extensive improvements this summer on his farm in Herrick township. He will move a large barn and erect a new house. Harry Coleman, Mr. Webster and Kenneth Cable are now moving the barn. ALSO Our enterprising Ford automobile agents, Douglas & Yale, are on the job every minute and so far this season have made eighteen sales.

Fairdale – Ward Taylor, of Taylor Hollow school, and Claud Valentine, of Tyler school, passed the entrance examinations at Montrose High school. [When no high school existed in a nearby township, students could apply to Montrose where they boarded with families in the town.]

Susquehanna – The local yardmen are still out. They are not taking for granted all the reports from the city papers and appear to be satisfied that matters will finally be adjusted in a satisfactory manner [regarding the strike]. No switching is being done in the local yards of any amount, the trains being classified elsewhere. Twenty more “new men” were brought here last Saturday evening and are being quartered at the depot.

Hop Bottom – A play entitled “The Sweet Girl Graduates” will be given by the students of the Hopbottom High school on Friday evening, May 7th, in the lower part of the Masonic hall. Everybody come and enjoy a good laugh. ALSO Commencement exercises of the high school were held April 30 in the Universalist church. There were six graduates in the class of 1920, namely Clara Rose, Harriet Bennett, John McNulty, John Maher, Rupert Conrad and Vincent McAloon.

Fairdale – The many friends of Dayton Brotzman gathered at the hall last week and gave him a surprise party. After an enjoyable evening all returned to their homes wishing him every success in his new undertaking. Dayton started for Buffalo the next day, where he will work for G. H. Wicks in his store.

Kingsley – Mrs. Arthur Wilmarth, Mrs. Flora Decker, Misses Edna Decker, Florence Wilmarth, Margaret DeLere, Helen Suer and George Oakley are working in the silk mill at Alford.

Franklin Twp. – Charles Palmer recently shipped five cows and a bull from his herd of purebred Ayrshires to the “Soapstone Farm,” Philadelphia. He has also an order from Sunbury, Pa., for six heifers, which has been held up on account of the congested conditions of the railroads. Mr. Palmer’s fame as a breeder of fine Ayrshire stock is constantly reaching out beyond the local confines.

Alford – Miss Katie Conroy closed a very successful term of school here on Tuesday last. She has taught here for the last three years and we all hope that she will return next year.

Thompson – Mr. and Mrs. C. Z. Pickering, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Mead, Mrs. Nellie Messenger and the Mesdames Eva Brown, Kate Brown and Gertrude Brown, have all returned from Daytona Beach, Florida, where they have spent a most delightful winter and are anticipating much in the prospect of a return trip the coming winter.

Marriage Licenses: Henry Simpson, Herrick and Mary Mumford, Herrick Center; Claude Graham and Beatrice Henry, both of South Montrose; Geo. L. Clark, New Milford and Lydia Bradford, New Milford Twp.; Ward Edw. Mosholder and Ruth Naomi Tonkin, both of Uniondale.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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