Thursday, October 15, 2015

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

From the Andes Recorder
The new Bovina Firehouse was nearing completion and A.T. Doig, who owned what is now Russell's Store, made a trip to New York City in his new eight-cylinder Cadillac. Two Bovina natives passed away in October 1915.

October 1, 1915 
•Harry Robson and wife are now located in the house near the bridge.
•Fletcher Davidson has gone to Washington, D.C. to attend an electric school.
•Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Storie arrived home from their wedding trip Saturday evening.
•Robert R. Gladstone, of Andes, moved into rooms in Miss Jennie Miller’s house this week.
•William J. Archibald, John McCune and Chas A. Lee have each purchased a new Ford motor car.
•Miss Angelica L. Gerry, who has been spending the summer at Lake Delaware, has gone to Newport.

October 8, 1915 
•Dr. Whitcomb’s horse “Billy” died in the pasture this week.
•Clifford, son of Dr. G.T. Scott has entered medical college.
•The Methodist church will hold a social at John Nichol’s on Friday evening.
•The V.I.S. will hold a social in the Town Hall on Thursday evening to help pay for lighting the streets.
•Mrs. John Dennis, of Bin Hall, Virginia, has been with Miss Louise Dennis. Miss Dennis expects to go south and spend the winter with her brother.
•Mr. Meneker, who purchased the Hewitt farm in the upper part of the town two or three years ago, has given up the farm and has rented the James Gow house in the Center.
•John M. Miller and wife, J.T. Barnhart and wife, Miss Belle Miller and John McCune and wife attended the funeral of their cousin, Mrs. E.C. Dean, at Delhi on Tuesday.
•A.T. Doig and wife are in New York city this week.  They made the trip in his new eight-cylinder Cadallac (sic) car. James W. Thomson and wife accompanied them and will visit his son on Staten Island and dauter at Peekskill.

Death of Mrs. E.C.Dean.  
     Mrs. E.C. Dean died at her home in Delhi village early Saturday morning, October 2, after an illness of considerable duration. She was a daughter of John Bramley and Margaret McCune of Bovina, and was born in that town 52 years ago. She leaves a husband and one daughter and two brothers, Wm. H. Bramley, of Delhi, and Fred Bramley, of Bovina. The funeral was held Tuesday with burial in Woodland Cemetery.  

October 15, 1915
•James Cole, on the Gill farm at Lake Tunis, has purchased a new Ford car.
•Thos C. Strangeway is having his barn repainted – red with white trimmings.
•The new fire house is nearly completed. A concrete sidewalk has been put in along the front.
•E.W. Simmons, of Bloomville, recently delivered a ten horse power Lauson Frost King gasoline engineer to Commodore E.T. Gerry at Lake Delaware.

October 22, 1915
•The registered voters in Bovina this year number 263.
•James Robson, on the Luddington farm, has had his house re-shingled.
•The first number of the entertainment course was given last Thursday evening by the Suwanee River Quartet to a large audience.
•Ellsworth Tuttle is building a new barn in Tuttle Hollow. Harvey VanSteenburg, of Andes, commenced work on it this week.
•It is reported that F.C. Armstrong has sold his farm, which for a number of years has been occupied by Frank Brown, to his son-in-law Ted Fuller.

Died in the Hospital
James D. Boyd, of Bovina, Succumbs to Operation October 14
      James D. Boyd, of Bovina, died in the Post Graduate hospital New York city, October 14. Mr. Boyd, who had been in poor health for two or three years, went to the hospital early in September and submitted to an operation for stricture at the mouth of the bladder. The operation was apparently successful, but he did not gain in strength. He was born in Bovina Center 63 years ago, but most of his life had been spent on the farm at the head of Coulter Brook. He leaves a wife, who was Etta Seath, and two dauters and one son. The funeral was held on Saturday with interment in the Center cemetery. 

October 29, 1915
•John W. McCune and two assistants are doing grading in Delhi for James K. Penfield.
•There was a large crowd at the J.F. Brown sale last Thursday. Cows sold for an average of over $42 per head.

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