Thursday, December 15, 2016

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

From the Andes Recorder

New cars were being delivered and the new Hilson home was getting painted 100 years ago this month in Bovina.

December 1, 1916
Hon Peter Gerry was in this place Monday.
Tracy Sherman has purchased a span of black horses.
Alex and Frank Myers are painting on John Hilson’s new house.
A new Globe has been added to the equipment of the Bovina Center school.
Brundage Erkson, a former resident of Bovina, died November 18 at the County Farm.
Solomon Menaker, who purchased the Hewitt farm in upper Bovina three or four years ago and throwed it up several months ago and moved to the Center, ha shipped his household goods to New York.

December 8, 1916
Congressman Peter G. Gerry was in town this week.
Mrs. Gideon Miller is suffering from an attack of quinsey.
The Victors will play basket ball in the Town Hall this winter.
Rev. Thomas E. Graham will hold singing school this winter.
A certain young lady in this village had a Thanksgiving dinner and was serenaded.
William T. Forrest in southern Bovina, has purchased a Ford car to be delivered next spring.

December 15, 1916
The village school will hold Christmas exercises in the Town Hall on the 22d.
William Rogers, of Lake Delaware, has gone to New York to spend the holidays.
Clarence Sherman and family have moved from Oneonta to the rooms in lower part of the old Strangeway store building.
George Russell is having a furnace and bath installed in what is known as the Chisholm house.  The place is occupied by Rev. Thomas E. Graham.

Busy Farm at Walton
Robert G. Foreman, who for a number of years has occupied the “Stone House” Thomson farm in upper Bovina, has purchased the 170-acre farm of John K. Kilpatrick on West Brook, Walton, and takes possession the first of January. The farm has been in the possession of the Kilpatrick family for over a century.

December 22, 1916
The tax collector next.
The V.I.S. [Village Improvement Society] will hold a parcel social at the town hall on December 29.
A Christmas tree and exercises will be held at the town hall Friday evening.
Rev. J.A. Mahaffey sustained an injury to his side Saturday by a fall on the sidewalk.

December 29, 1916
Fred Bramley has purchased a new Dodge automobile.

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