Friday, November 15, 2013

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

November 7, 1913
•    The Village Improvement society served dinner election day, and it was also tag day.  They realized $22.
•    Breaking His Bonds was played here Wednesday evening to a $27 house by a Delhi cast under the management of Ed Hanlon, of Andes. The play was well spoken of. 

November 14, 1913
•    Supervisor Thos H. Johnson is in Delhi this week attending the annual meeting of the board of Supervisors.
•    Ellsworth Tuttle has purchased an International Feed Grinder and will grind his own feed.  He was at Andes after it Tuesday.
•    The body of Rev. George Raitt, who died some nine years ago at Newburg, was brought to Bovina on Thursday and reinterred in the Bovina Center cemetery. 
•    The current expenses of the town of Bovina for 1913, as shown by the town audits, total the sum of $1,302.51.  The amount for sheep killed was $66.  The balance from the dog fund and from the Italian fines for working on Sunday was applied on the audits reducing the amount to be raised by tax to $1,193.36.

Death of a Bovina Man

H.G. Bramley Passed Away November 7, after Long Illness

Henry Girard Bramley died at his home on the Bloomville road, Friday, November 7, with vascular disease of the heart complicated with Bright’s disease, aged 59 years, 8 months and 11 days. His illness dates back about five years and for two years he has been unable to work. He was a son of James Bramley and was born in Kortright but most of his life was spent in Bovina.  In the early seventies he went to California with his parents and his mother died there and the family soon returned to Bovina.  He married Elizabeth Seacord, of southern Bovina, who with nine children survives him.  Rev. Carver, of Bloomville, officiated at the funeral which was held Monday. Interment was in the Center cemetery. [Not sure where this farm was located but it was likely on what is now known as Reagan Road.]

November 21, 1913
•    David Liddle took a big load of turkeys to Delhi on Tuesday.
•    Born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brown on Tuesday, November 18, a dauter.
•    Miss Louise Dennis goes the first of December to Virginia to spend the winter with her brother, John Dennis.
•    Congressman and Mrs. Peter Gerry are at their Lake Delaware home and will remain until after Thanksgiving.
•    For the month of October the Bovina Center Co-Operative Creamery Company paid its patrons 42 cents a pound for butter fat.
•    Dr. Whitcomb accompanied Mrs. Milton Liddle to New York City last week where she underwent a serious operation.  At last reports she was doing well.

November 28, 1913
•    Mrs. David Worden and two children from Minneapolis, are visiting relatives here.
•    Born to Mr. and Mrs. Harvey C. Burgin, on Thursday, November 20, a dauter. [This was Ethel Burgin.]
•    The Center School closed with exercises Wednesday for Thanksgiving to reopen next week.
•    The grading is being done from the Hilson store to the Methodist church for a new sidewalk.
•    David F. Hoy, registrar of Cornell University, is visiting his sisters, Mrs. Douglas Davidson and Miss Jennie E. Hoy. 

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