November 17 1922/2022
New Milford/Lenox Twp. – David M. Hardy, one of the most prominent members of the Grange and G. A. R., in the county, passed away at his home here, aged 77 years. Seven years ago Mr. and Mrs. Hardy, the latter before her marriage being Miss Anna C. Potter, celebrated their golden wedding. Deceased is survived by his widow and eight children, Samuel J, Mrs. J. E. Gardner, Mrs. Walter Davis, John C., Harry A., M. Clyde and Prof. H. Claude Hardy (only 7 named). He was a member of the G. A. R. post of Glenwood and also of the Methodist Episcopal church, being an earnest and active worker. He was one of the most prosperous farmers of Lenox township and after his retirement from the farm removed to New Milford. Services will be from the Tower church in Lenox and burial will be in the Tower cemetery.
Forest City – Miss Josephine Brown, of Bethlehem, a former teacher in our high school, who was largely instrumental in bringing the high school to its present standard of excellence, was a weekend visitor here. She came up to witness the play, “Kathleen” by the high school and met with a cordial reception.
Uniondale – The bodies of Miss Freda Bartholomay and her nephew, Wellington Burns, late of Vandling, were re-interred in the Uniondale cemetery. They passed away last summer and were buried in the Archbald cemetery.
Montrose – A matter very pleasing to Masons, not only of Montrose, but of the county as well, is the announcement that Warren Lodge, No. 240, F. & A. M., at a meeting last week, voted to purchase the Dessauer block, in which they have held their meetings for a great many years. The price paid for this very fine property was $10,000, with the stipulation that $2,000 should be set aside and the income used in maintaining the Craftman’s Club. The Dessauer heirs sold this property for about half its value and it is the plan to have the building named the Dessauer Memorial Hall in honor of the late M. S. Dessauer, an enthusiastic and faithful member of Warren Lodge for a great many years. The Craftman’s Club’s headquarters will be increased to include the entire second floor of the building. The Dessauer block is a very fine three-story brick structure, very substantial and well built. [Formerly Craige’s Store, now Hometown Finds & Friends]
Jackson – The Ladies’ Aid will meet in the church parlors next Thursday and tie quilts for Mrs. Felton. There will also be a wood-bee to get wood for the church. Men invited.
East Rush – Mr. and Mrs. Clark Linaberry are rejoicing over the arrival of a son, Gorden Clark.
Lenox – F. L. Tanner was engaged at Montrose on Saturday. He is a born optimist and, of course, is always most welcome wherever he goes. ALSO Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pickering and family and father have moved from their farm to Lakeside. Their many friends here regretted to have them move away.
Harford – James Adams is kept busy these days making cider. ALSO Work is still progressing on the state road, in spite of the recent strike, some of the teamsters refusing to work over some grievance, but their places were quickly supplied. We have not heard of any strike riots yet.
Dimock – Mr. and Mrs. Percy Ballantine and children, after spending the summer at Louden Hill Farm, left Tuesday for their home in Newark.
Mountain Valley – Chas. Brush, Miss Ruth Nichols and Miss Laura Brush, went to Binghamton Sunday to hear Sousa’s Band. [Miss Ruth Nichols became the wife of Charles Brush in 1923].
Hop Bottom – Mrs. C. A. Corson left last week for Hoboken, NJ, where she will make her home with her son, G. L. Corson.
Brooklyn - To help defray the expenses of the Lyceum lecture and entertainment course, there will be an illustrated portrayal of the ever popular play made famous by Denman Thompson, “The Old Homestead,” at the Brooklyn Universalist church, Nov. 23. This delightful play, full of humor and pathos, will be illustrated by 70 beautifully colored slides prepared from the films of the recent wonderful motion picture production shown at New York.
Thompson – Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Post left Nov. 4th for Florida, stopping on their way at Carbondale and Northumberland, being joined at the latter place by Mr. and Mrs. Rimron and Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Bayliss, of Uniondale, and Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Sherwood and daughter, Miss Della Sherwood, of Binghamton—three auto loads in all, bound for the Palmetto state. Roy Burman, also of Thompson, arrived in Florida for the winter some time ago.
Marriage Licenses: John Suponcik and Martildo Suponcik, both of Forest City; Frank Kotor and Maria Stmier, both of Forest City; Douglas Carter and Mildred D. Pierson, both of Auburn Twp.; Wm. R. Coleman, Scranton and Grace M. Bower, Susquehanna; R. W. Byram, Hop Bottom and Deena M. Peckins, Hughesville, Pa.; Thos. A. Coggins and Nellie Galloway, both of Oakland; John P. Gavitt, Montrose and Myrtle A. Hayward, Binghamton.
Friendsville – The funeral of Mrs. Katherine Keenan, whose death occurred after a long illness on Nov. 6, was held from her late home and at St. Francis Xavier church. She is survived by eleven children. She was a woman of high ideals and moral character, patient and resigned to the “Will of God” in all her trials and sufferings, with a kind and encouraging word for everyone. Truly it could be said of her, “None knew her but to love her; none spoke of her but with praise.” She will be greatly missed by her family, relatives and a large circle of friends.
News Briefs: The ancient Egyptians were forbidden to eat onions and garlic, which explains, in part, Cleopatra’s charm. ALSO There is considerable truth in the assertion by the Harrisburg Patriot that “when you see a man climbing the ladder to success you can bet a woman is holding it.” ALSO A new foot disease, caused by the pressure of the automobile driver’s foot on the gas accelerator, has been discovered. It is sometimes fatal to the pedestrian.
Compiled By: Betty Smith