Sunday, November 15, 2015

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

From the Andes Recorder
Cecil Russell's brother gets married and a Hook and Ladder Company is organized in Bovina. And Andrew Coulter had car trouble on a trip to Andes.

November 5, 1915
•The Dickson store has been improved by a new dress of paint [This is now the Brushland Eating House].
•Frank Hobbie will move from Colchester to the Joshua Hobbie farm which for some time has been occupied by a Pollock.
•Alex Myers is painting the new Fire House. This building makes a very substantial addition to the appearance of that section of the town.

November 12, 1915
•Supervisor Thomas H. Johnson is at Delhi this week in attendance on the sessions of the Board. The town may rest assured that its interests will be well cared for.
•H.A. Ayres, buttermaker at the creamery, has moved from the Phinney to the Dickson house on Pink street. Dixon Thomson is moving to the house vacated, from up Pink street, leaving the farm in charge of his son.

A Pretty Wedding in Bovina
Miss Hildreth Tuttle and Chas Russell United in Marriage Nov. 10
  A pretty wedding occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Tuttle in Bovina, Wednesday evening, November 10, when their only daughter, Hildreth, was united in the bonds of matrimony with Charles Russell, son of R.H. Russell, of Bovina, in the presence of about sixty guests.
As the strains of Mendelssohn’s wedding march, rendered by Miss Winter, pealed forth, the bride attended by Miss Isabel Irvine, and the groom with his brother, Cecil Russell, as best man, and preceeded by Mary Doig as ring bearer, entered and took their places beneath a beautiful evergreen and chrysanthemum arch.
The ceremony was performed by Rev. J.A. Mahaffey, with the closing prayer by Rev. Thomas Graham. “O Promise Me” was sun by Mildred Winter, of New Kingston, with piano accompaniment by Mrs. Robert hunt.
The bride was becomingly gowned in white charmouse, trimmed with white fur and pearl, with sleeves and overskirt of lace, and carried white roses. The bridesmaid was in pink crepe de chine and carried pink carnations. The ring bearer was also in pink.
The ceremony was followed by a six course dinner with Mrs. Jessie Thomson, of Delhi as cateress. The gifts received by the bride were numerous and included money, linen, cut glass, silver, rugs, etc.

November 19, 1915
•George E. Miller, of Andes, spent Sabbath at the home of his brother, Gideon Miller. Mrs. Miller, who has been on the sick list is somewhat improved.
•The following sums have been ordered levied on the Bovina Center fire district.  For bond No 1 and interest, $337.50; rent of fire hydrants $65, fire bell $65, furnishing firemen’s hall $30.

November 26, 1915
•Ward Baker, the violinist, is making an effort to organize a Band here.
•Arthur VanDusen has moved from the Margaret Hoy house to part of the tenant house of Ellsworth Tuttle.
•During the storm Friday [Nov 19] morning one of the large evergreen trees at the house owned by Mrs. Wm. S. Thomson on the corner opposite the Dennis house, was blown down. It landed on the house and did some damage to the cornice, smashing some of it.

Fire Dept for Bovina Center
Hook and Ladder and Hose Company Organized – Alex Myers Chief
A Fire Department of about thirty members has been organized in Bovina Center Fire District with the following officers: 

Chief – Alex Myers
Assistant Chief – Andrew T. Doig
Secretary – Thomas Gordon
Treasurer – Rev. Thomas Graham

    The officers of the Hose company are: John Aitken, foreman; Harry Robson, assistant foreman; Milton Hastings, secretary; Walter G. Coulter, treasurer.
The Hook and Ladder company officers are: James Hilson, foreman; David Currie, assistant foreman; Dr. N. B. Whitcomb, secretary; Robert hunt, treasurer.

Stole the Gas
Andrew Coulter, of Bovina, came to Andes Wednesday evening and left his auto standing at the curb.  When he went to start the car it would not go. Investigation revealed the fact that some miscreant had let out all the gas and stolen the wires connected with the spark plugs.

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