Monday, September 10, 2018

September 1918 - 100 Years Ago "in That Thriving Town"

September 6, 1918
·  Charles J. Russell has purchased an Overland country club thru the agency of W.T. Hyzer. [Charles was the brother of Cecil Russell.]
·  All enjoyed the picnic last Friday and after paying prizes and other expenses, $10 was turned over to the Red Cross.
·  Mrs. Elizabeth Gordon and two sons of New York, arrived Saturday to visit her father, William Rogers at Lake Delaware.
·  It is understood that Center Creamery has been leased for one year to the Dry Milk Co. of New York.  Patrons are to be paid League prices for milk.
·  At the primary in Bovina 183 votes were cast – 120 Republican; 20 Democrat; 42 Prohibition.

September 13, 1918
·  There were 44 numbers at the dance held here Friday night.
·  F.W. Hyatt had a horse die the past week from indigestion.
·  Joseph Rogers, of New York, is at Lake Delaware to spend his vacation.
·  The contractor for re-surfacing the State road is on the job.  A tent has been put up at the Felton watering trough.
·  Bovina was visited by quite a severe frost Wednesday [Sep 11] morning, doing considerable damage to corn and buckwheat especially. 
·  There is a good turnout from Bovina at Delhi high school this year, viz; Grace and Margaret Bramley, Beatrice Hoy, Emily and Margaret Archibald, Maurice Miller, John Armstrong and William S. Gordon.
·  Mrs. Fred Thomson, Mrs. James A. Liddle and Mrs. George H. Miller left Tuesday [Sep 10] morning to attend the State fair.  Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Liddle will also spend some time with relatives in Mexico, N.Y.

September 20, 1918
·  Miss Jane Hilson started Saturday for Southampton, L.I. teach English in the high school.
·  There were 91 registered for selective draft last Thursday, and of these 35 will be in the first call.
·  The tax roll for the Bovina Center school district is in the hands of the collector, John B. Aitken.
·  Dr. Norris B. Whitcomb left Saturday, on his way to Albany, to be examined for the Medical Reserve Corps.
·  Miss Emily Hyatt returned to New York city Saturday [Sep 14], after spending the summer at her home on Miller avenue.
·  Alex Hilson, A.T. Doig and Thos Gordon have been appointed to assist the registrants in filling out their questionnaires. 
·  The Bovina Center Co-Operative Creamery paid the League price for milk for the month of August. The creamery is now being operated by the Dry Milk Co.
·  James Divett died from heart trouble at his home in Bovina, September 11th, at the age of 78 years. He was born in Pennsylvania and when a lad went to Indiana.  Later he went to North Dakota and from there to Oregon.  Last December he purchased of Charles Hafele the Gilbert Jardine farm where he died.  He leaves a wife, three sons and one daughter at home, and a daughter in Oregon.  The funeral was held Saturday with interment in the Center cemetery.

September 27, 1918
·  Word has been received of the safe arrival of Earl Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Miller, overseas.
·  Lincoln R. Long, nominee for member of assembly, was a recent guest of his daughter, Mrs. Hale Elliott.
·  Mr. Graham, aged 84, died at the home of his daughter on the Hewitt farm, in upper Bovina, September 23.
·  Rev. and Mrs. Julius Kemp, missionaries of the Reformed Presbyterian church, and now home from China, have been visiting in Bovina.
·  Cameron McNee, of Iowa, is visiting his nephew, John Aitkens.  Mr. McNee was former resident of Bovina, but had lived in Iowa for 42 years.  He was a cooper when in this town.

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