Saturday, October 15, 2016

October 1916 - 100 Years Ago in "That Thriving Town"

From the Andes Recorder
The Bovina Center Creamery saw a temporary uptick in milk delivered dued to a milk strike. Progress was being made on the new Hilson home and summer resident Peter Gerry was nominated for the U.S. Senate.

October 6, 1916
The hunting season opened Saturday.
William Storie is having a furnace installed in his farm residence.
Mr. Henry, who recently purchased the William S. Boggs, farm in upper Bovina, is having a milking machine installed.
Miss Angelica L. Gerry, who has been spending the summer at Lake Delaware, has gone to Newport, R.T., for a few weeks.
The Bovina Center Co-Operative Creamery received milk from 37 dairies Monday in addition to their regular patrons on account of the milk strike.  These dairies come from South Kortright, Bloomville, above Delhi, on the Little Delaware and Glenburnie, and will remain here until the question of milk prices is settled.

Runaway Accident in Bovina
William T. Ward, a well-known Bovina farmer, was quite severely injured in a runaway accident Monday shortly before dark.
Mr. Ward was coming down Pink street on his way to Bovina Center, after some feed, letting the team shack along and on the pitch at the Dickson place the horses jumped and just how it happened Mr. Ward does not know but after pulling up on them, the next he remembers he was lying in the ditch on the upper side of the road and the horses had disappeared.  The team ran to the village and went between the U.P. church and the Miller house and then swung back thru the orchard and below Doig’s store and were caught at Hastings feed store by W.C. Burns.  A party then started to find the driver and found him where he had been thrown a short distanced from where the team started.
Mr. Ward was taken to Dr. Whitcomb’s office where an examination showed that the left collar bone and one rib was broken and there were also minor bruises.  His injuries were dressed and he was taken home and is as comfortable as possible under the circumstances.
The team was not injured but parts of the wagon was strewed all along the road.

October 13, 1916
William C. Oliver has purchased a Ford car.
The V.I.S. [Village Improvement Society] will conduct a lecture course this winter.
Douglas Davidson will have a furnace installed in his residence.
John McCune is doing the grading about John Hilson’s new house.
J.A. Crandell, of Brookfield, has installed an acetylene gas machine at Thos C. Strangeway’s for lighting his house and barn.
William F. Boggs, who recently sold his farm in upper Bovina, has rented Mrs. W.T. Forrest’s house, recently vacated by Chas Mulleniex, who moved to Ilion.
Peter Goelet Gerry, who has a summer home at Lake Delaware, has been nominated for United States Senator by Rhode Island Democrats.  He is a representative in the present Congress.
A specialist from Albany has been here to see the eight-month-old child of Rev. and Mrs. J.A. Mahaffey who is a great sufferer from eczema.  He gave little encouragement but thought it might heal when the child was about a year old.

October 20, 1916
The number of voters registered on Saturday was 264.
The autos for W.A. Hoy and W.D. Oliver were delivered Monday.
The Bovina Co-Operative Creamery company is building a new ice house.
The Dubbins plumbers are installing a heating plant in A.T. Doig’s house.
The outside milk that has been coming to the creamery during the milk strike has all stopped.
A Mr. Benjamin, from Shandaken, has opened a barber shop in the house with Dennis Hughes.
The carpenter has finished the addition to Dr. Scott’s house.  The steps and walk cannot be completed until next spring.

October 27, 1916
Dr. Whitcomb went to New York on Saturday with J.T. Barnhart who is in the hospital for treatment. [Jeremy Barnhart had cancer and would pass away in November.]
Mr. and Mrs. Sloan Archibald spent Friday at Andes. Mr. Archibald will discontinue peddling milk November 1.
A stone crusher has been set up a[t] Lake Delaware to crush stone for the resurfacing of the Andes-Delhi state road.
Ward Baker, the violinist, who last spring sold his house here and moved to Margaretville, will probably spend the winter in the south.

Bovina’s oldest resident dead
Miss Lydia Thompson Passed Away October 25th

Miss Lydia Thompson died at her home at the “stone house” in upper Bovina, Wednesday morning, Oct. 25 at the ripe old age of 91 years, 9 months and one day.  She was born and had [line missing] died and was the last of her generation.  She had been remarkably active for one of her years, although a broken hip a few years ago curtailed her activities somewhat.  She had been in failing health during the past summer but had not been confined to her bed.  Her funeral will be held Friday with burial in the Bovina Center cemetery.

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