May 5, 1922
· Alex Myers is painting Thomas C. Strangeway’s new house.
· Mrs. James Robson continues ill at her home above Lake Delaware.
· A surprise party was held at Thos C. Strangeway’s on Wednesday evening.
· Miss Ruth Hyatt, who is in a telephone office in New York, is home for a vacation.
· Sheffield Smith has purchased a new Brockway ¾ ton truck and a 5-ton White truck.
· World has been received here of the death of Mrs. Joe Dean at the home of her son in New York. Her age was 84 years. Burial will be made here later.
· The firm of Davison & Monroe who have conducted the Bovina Garage, have dissolved partnership and Mr. Davison will continue the business. Mr. Monroe has taken employment in the Center creamery.
Set Bed on Fire With Cigarette
John Bell who boards at John Aitken’s set his bed on fire last Friday night from smoking cigarettes in his sleep. He claims to have no recollection of smoking. Mr. Dickson, who was sleeping with him, was awakened by the fire and found a hole burned in the pillow and the corner burned off the mattress.
Lake Delaware Church
Jacob & Young, a New York firm, are the contractors who have taken the work of building the new church, rectory and parish house at Lake Delaware. It is expected the work will be commenced immediately.
May 12, 1922
· Harry McCumber has purchased an Empire milking machine.
· Mrs. Elizabeth McMullen, of Delhi, has been hired as principal of the Bovina Center school for the next school year.
· C.S. Gladstone is having the wing on his farm residence made the same height as the main part of his house and will install a bath room.
· Lester T. Hoy, who has been employed in the Bovina Center Co-Operative creamery, has hired in the creamery at Frasers and is moving there.
· Charles Pickwick, who for the past two years has been living on the James Wight place in southern Bovina, has moved to West Laurens, Otsego county.
· A meeting was held Thursday in the interest of starting a cow testing association. Marshall McNaught and Charles Russell were appointed a committee to solicit members. Another meeting will be held May 15.
Team Ran Away
The team of John Scott, who lives in Tuttle hollow above Lake Delaware, ran away Monday. Mr. Scott had backed into the barn with the horses just outside, when the high wind blew the door against team, frightening them. They ran to Lake Delaware, where they brought up astride a telephone pole and were caught. The principal damage done was the breaking of the wagon tongue.
Was Native of Bovina
Mrs. Charles Palmer Passed Away at Delhi on May 2
Mrs. Charles Palmer [Mary Ann] died at her home in Delhi on May 2, aged 72 years. She had been an invalid for 14 years and was a great sufferer from asthma. She was a daughter of William Gladstone and was born in Bovina where her girlhood was spent. After her marriage to Mr. Palmer they continued to live in Bovina until in 1902 the coming of creameries ruined his business – making tubs and firkins – and they sold their property and moved to a farm at East Delhi. Eight years ago they moved to the village. Besides her husband she leaves a son, William Palmer, and two daughters, Mrs. Leslie McNaughton and Miss Mary Palmer. Burial was in the Bovina Center cemetery Thursday.
May 19, 1922
· John R. Aitkins has purchased a new Durant car.
· Mrs. G.J. Dickson is having her residence and store wired for electric lights.
· Clarence LaFever has traded his motorcycle with Sheffield Smith for a Ford car.
· Mr. and Mrs. T.C. Strangeway entertained about 25 at their new home Friday evening [now the home of Jim and Peg Hilson].
· Marshall Thomson and wife, of Glen Spey, N.Y. spent over night the first of the week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Blair.
· Marjorie Dickson, who is a student at Cornell University, sprained her ankle while playing tennis and has to use crutches.
· Sheffield Smith went to Nelson, near Syracuse, Thursday after the household goods of Mr. Filkins, the cheese maker, who will occupy rooms in Wm. Hoy’s house.
· Alex Myers is the busiest man in town. He has just completed the work of graining several rooms in the residence of Harvey Burgin and at present is painting the residence of Mrs. John Irvine [now the home of Tony and Norma Gabriel]. He has several more houses to paint. [Graining was the process of painting to make the surface look like wood or marble.]
May 26, 1922
· United States Senator Peter G. Gerry spent the past week on his Lake Delaware estate. Miss Angelica Gerry is now at Lake Delaware.
· Triplets were born to Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher Davidson on Sabbath morning, May 21. All were girls and two of them have since died. [The one survivor was Jane Davidson, who survived to adulthood only to die in childbirth in 1955.]
· The contractor who has the contract to resurface the Bovina state road, was here this week. He expects to begin work between the 10th and 15th of June.
· James Ackerly has moved from Harry Robinson’s house on the Dennis corner to the Dickson big house. The house vacated by Ackerley will be occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Elliott Thomson.