Thursday, August 15, 2013

August 1913 - 100 Years Ago in "That Thriving Town"

August 1, 1913
•    Mrs. Estella Oliver had the misfortune to have a horse die last week.
•    Miss Jennie Miller, has returned after spending a few weeks with Delancey and Walton friends.
•    Mr. and Mrs. D.C. Worden have issued invitations for the marriage of their daughter, Ethel Worden, and Clifford McMullin on August 12.  [Wordens lived at what is now Jason and Lisa Stanton's.]
•    Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gordon and two children leave Friday for Lynn Haven, Florida, and expect to be absent about a month.  Mr. Gordon goes to inspect land which he owns in the St. Andrew’s Bay Colony, and if suited with the place may later remove there.
•    Rev. and Mrs. J.A. Mahaffey, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. C. Strangeway, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew T. Doig, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Doig and J. Alex Stott made a trip to the Ashokan dam on Tuesday, going by auto. Mr. Mahaffey says there is no more water running in the Esopus creek than in Coulter brook.

August 8, 1913
•    During the thunder storm that passed over Bovina last Friday lightning killed a cow belonging to Eugene Storie and a span of horses owned by Marshall Scott. James Archibald in New Kingston also has a span of horses killed. [Storie's farm was on the now abandoned part of current day Reagan Road, heading toward Scutt Mountain Road.]
•    Kester Signor, who has been working for Charles McPherson was assaulted by an unknown man near the Walton depot, shortly after the arrival of the Utica flyer, beaten with a black-jack, and robbed of his pocketbook containing $45.
•    Guests at S.R. Seacord’s, Mountain Farm, Southern Bovina, are Mr. and Mrs. Richard Foreman, Mrs. Alfred Hage and two sons, Alfred and Kenneth, Misses Mary and Minnie Mulrey, Miss Rose Donohue, Hugh Brown and John A. Street, Long Island, Arthur Randell, Robert Malone, Paul Equire, Miss Kittie Keen, New York.
•    Friday while Robert G. Thomson was at Robert Gerry’s new house in southern Bovina, one of the wheels of his wagon, which he had left standing near the road, was smashed.  Ernest Jackson left his team standing and they were frightened by a clap of thunder and ran, colliding with Thomson’s wagon.  The team went down the bank and damaged the harness, but were not injured. 

August 15, 1913
•    The Boyd house, adjoining the old Hilson property, has been purchased by John Hilson.  The purchase price is $1,000.  [This is where Tom and Betty Hilson's house stands.]
•    Mrs. John M. Miller left last week to visit her son in St. Paul, Minnesota and relatives in Wisconsin, and will be absent about a month. [The Millers lived on Pink Street.]
•    Will Irvine, son of John A. Irvine, left Saturday on his return to Seattle, Washington.  His brother, Clifton Irvine, accompanied him. [These are two brothers of Isabell Russell.]
•    Rev. John H. Lee, of Philadelphia, and Mr. and Mrs. Duncan C. Lee and son and dauter, of London, England, were guests of their father, Rev. J. B. Lee last week.
•    Friday an auto truck from Albany brought a 10,100 pound load of feed from Delhi to Bovina up Bramley Mountain, making the trip in an hour and a half.  The truck is making the trips for demonstration purposes and will haul feed by the hundred for Bovina dealers.

August 22, 1913
•    Born to Mr. and Mrs. A. Thomas Archibald, in upper Bovina, August 12, a son.  [Herman]
•    A bake and ice cream sale will be held on the U.P. Church lawn Saturday afternoon.
•    W. C. Brine, of Downsville, is the new man employed by Gideon Miller in his blacksmith shop.
•    William J. Archibald, on the R.C. Scott farm is raising up the wing part of his residence and making it two story.  [This is now the Frank McPherson farm]
•    The directors of Bovina Co-Op Fire Insurance company have made assessment of $2.30 on the thousand to pay loss on J.D. Burns’ house. [See the August 12, 2013 blog entry about this fire.]
•    J.D. Burns was at Delhi on Monday.  He is preparing to build a new house to replace the one burned last week.  At present the family is living in the sap house.

August 29, 1913
•    James G. Seath recently had a finger nearly bitten off by a horse. 
•    Elmer Isham has rented and moved into the house on the Margaret Hoy farm.
•    From the bake sale last Saturday on the lawn at the United Presbyterian church $25 was realized.
•    Reuben Thompson and Frank Elliott of Delhi, have the contract to build J.D. Burn’s new house.
•    Miss Florence Hulbert, of Hobart, has been hired as the second teacher in the Bovina Center school.
•    The concrete abutments are in for the new iron bridge on the road leading to Christopher S. Gladstone’s [now Bob Hall Road].
•    A Village Improvement Society has been organized with the following officers: Mrs. John Hilson, president; Mrs. Robert Hunt, vice-president; Mrs. Robert G. Thomson, secretary, and Miss Vera Davidson, treasurer.

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