Thursday, January 15, 2015

January 1915 - 100 Years Ago in "That Thriving Town"

From the Andes Recorder
The Bovina Center Co-op Creamery gave its annual report, Cecil Russell’s parents celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary and a woman from Margaretville died at the Seacord home where she had been attending a wedding.

January 1, 1915
The town Board met Monday to settle with the supervisor and overseer of the poor for the year.
Gaylord Hafele, who has been with his brother, Jardine Hafele, a veterinarian in Canada for some time, has returned home. [Gaylord (1889-1947) and Jardine (1888-1974) were the sons of Charles and Lillian Hafele. Gaylord lived much of his life in Bovina and is buried there. Jardine stayed in Canada and is buried in Elgin County, Ontario, Canada]
The Bovina Center Co—Op Creamery company filled their ice house this week with ice from Lake Mahiken on Thos Mabon place. [Lake Mahiken is now Silver Lake or Coles Lake, which is on Route 28, on the left as you head towards Andes from Bovina.]
Thursday [Dec 24] while drawing ice from the Lake Mahiken for Ken Russell, Arthur Decker upset his load in coming down the Burgin pitch.  The accident was caused by the slewing of the bobs. [Slewing in this context means a twisting.]
Herman Coulter died on Christmas Day at his home on the homestead farm midway between Bovina Center and Bovina from pneumonia, at the age of 35 years.  He is survived by his wife, who was Julia Zeh of Stamford, and two children; also by his mother, a brother and two sisters.  The funeral was held Monday. [Herman was the son of James Coulter and Mary Rotermund. His wife was pregnant at the time of his death, giving birth to a daughter Gladys in May 1915. Julia was widowed just over 50 years, dying in January 1965.]

January 8, 1915
At the masquerade ball held here on New Year’s night there were 106 numbers.
Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton Russell celebrated the thirtieth anniversary of their marriage at their home in upper Bovina on January 7, by a gathering of their neighbors and friends. [These are the parents of Cecil Russell.]
Mrs. George Hewitt, of Margaretville, died, January 4, at the home of S.R. Seacord in southern Bovina, where she had been to attend the Sweet Seacord wedding.  Saturday she was stricken with paralysis and gradually failed. Her age was 64 years, 10 months and 14 days. Her maiden name was Cornelia Adee and she was born in Bovina. The Funeral was held in the M.E. church Wednesday and interment was made in the Center cemetery. [The wedding was that of John A. Sweet and Rosanna M. Seacord, which took place New Year’s Day. Mrs. Hewitt was not stricken until the day after the wedding. The Catskill Mountain News, in its obituary of Mrs. Hewitt in its January 15, 1915 newspaper, noted that she had come to the wedding of her cousin’s daughter to help with preparations. “She was in her usual health and joyous spirits until she was suddenly stricken with apoplexy...” The paper went on to report that Mrs. Hewitt, given her poor health, was ready for death, borne out by the fact “that she had taken her burial clothes with her on the trip to South Bovina and they were found among her effects there.”]

January 15, 1915
• W.T. Miller and wife and Miss Jennie E. Hoy spent Friday at Andes.
• Dr. and Mrs. N.B. Whitcomb visited his parents at Walton a few days the past week.
 The remains of William B. Tuttle, of New Kingston, were interred in the Center cemetery last Saturday.
Recently while cutting wood for J.W.Russell, Chas Mullenex and Harvey Burgin found 35 pounds of honey in a tree which they sawed down.
• Frank Kaufman, brother of Mrs. William Armstrong and Mrs. Robert A. Thomson of this town, has been appointed a member of the board of health of the city of Kingston, as a representative of the milk dealers. He is superintendent of the Kingston Dairy and Ice Cream Company.
Dr. N.B. Whitcomb had a runaway Tuesday.  When returning from making a call up-town his horse took fright at W.H. Maynard’s auto truck, at Fred Henderson’s above the village and went up onto the bank and upset the cutter, tearing the box from the runners.  The horse was caught at W.C. Russell’s, where the doctor borrowed another cutter.

January 22, 1915
• Walter G. Coulter and Russell Boggs were at Delhi on Monday.
• Anthony Banuat, who recently purchased the David Oliver farm, moved onto it this week. [This farm is on East Bramley Mountain Road and was in the Banuat family until the death of Anthony’s son, Craig. It is now owned by Ria Arons.]
• The will of Herman J. Coulter was admitted to probate Monday with Julia S. Coulter as executrix.
• A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Tony Gabriel, who reside on the Thos Mabon farm, January 16.
• Mrs. Roscoe Gallup died at their rooms in part of the old hotel at Lake Delaware, about 9 o’clock Wednesday evening, January 20, from Bright’s disease. She was a woman of about 50 years and they came to this town from Delhi, the husband being employed on the Gerry estate.

January 29, 1915
The V.I.S. gave a home talent entertainment Tuesday night to a crowded house. The entertainment consisted of singing, speaking, acting, slight of hand, etc.
Intelligence has been received here of the death of Robert Scott at Kansas City, Missouri, January 20. He was born in Bovina 75 years ago and went west soon after the war.  He sustained a shock six weeks ago.  He leaves a wife and three children, and a sister and two brothers.  Adam Scott, who died in Delhi on January 17, was a brother. [This is Robert Trumbell Scott. Born in Bovina in 1840, he was the son of Robert Scott and Martha Loughran. He married Jennette Hoy Ormiston in Bovina in 1866 and went west around 1868.]

Bovina Center Co-Op Creamery
Annual Meeting Held on Tuesday and Directors Elected
Special to the recorder
     At the annual meeting of the Bovina Center Co-Operative Creamery company held Tuesday afternoon the old directors were all re-elected, viz: Frank T. Miller, William J. Archibald, Chas A. McPherson, J.T. Barnhart and John A. Irvine. At the meeting of the directors F.T. Miller was chose president and manager, and W.J. Archibald, secretary and treasurer.
     The report showed that during the year there was received 5,784,752 pounds of milk and 157,044 pounds of cream, and from this milk and cream 362,746 pounds of butter was made.  The average price paid to the patrons during the year for butter fat was 39 1/12 cents per pound.

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