Friday, October 5, 2018

October 2018 - 100 Years Ago "in That Thriving Town"

October 4, 1918
·         James A. Gow is now on duty at the Center creamery.
·         At the Red Cross social at the home of Charles F. McPherson, last Friday evening, $48 was realized.
·         The Dry Milk company are shipping five more car loads of powdered milk to help feed the boys “over there.”
·         Someone stole several hives of bees  - all he had except a skep he had in the attic – from Lancelot Thomson one night recently.

October 11, 1918
·         Tracy Sherman has gone to Erie, Pennsylvania, to spend the winter with his brother.
·         The three members of the County Equalization Committee were on their rounds in town on Tuesday.
·         Mr. and Mrs. John B. Lee have been notified that their son, Clarence Lee, who is in France, has been missing since an engagement September 6.
·         Charles A. McPherson has bargained for the sale of his large farm on Bramley Mountain to Mr. Muller who came to this country from Switzerland some 18 months ago.

October 18, 1918
·         Mr. and Mrs. Herman Johnson will move to Bayone, N.J.
·         Mrs. Ella Telford is occupying her rooms in the village again.
·         Mrs. Mary J. Gill, of Andes, will be here October 23, with a full line of hats.
·         A liberty loan rally is to be held in the town hall, Bovina Center, Thursday evening.  The town is not yet over the top.
·         Mr. and Mrs. James A. Gow have moved from Halcott Center to their house here.  Mr. Gow is the tester at the Center creamery.
·         An inspector has been here and gave orders that all men employed in the creamery and Dry milk must be given one day off in every seven.
·         Ely Wight is the new herdsman at the Gerry farms at Lake Delaware.  He is moving into rooms in Alonzo Tuttle’s house on the site of the old Flower’s hotel.
·         Several mild cases of influenza are reported in town principally among the students of the Delhi school, which by order of the board of health is not in session this week.

Bovina’s Doctor Called
            Dr. Norris B. Whitcomb has been called into the war service.  He was in New York this week to buy his outfit.  Mrs. Whitcomb is packing up to go to Walton to live while he is in the service.  This leaves the town without a doctor.

Secures a Good Job
            William S. Boggs, manager of the McLean estate at South Kortright, has engaged Robert A. Thomson, of Bovina, to work in the barn.  Mr. Thomson will move to South Kortright after election and will occupy Al. Boggs’ new house in that village.  When Wm. H. Maynard was elected County Clerk he engaged Mr. Thomson as manager of his large farm in upper Bovina and he has been with him ever since.

October 25, 1918
·         The total [voter] registration in Bovina is 451.
·         Dr. Whitcomb is now recovering from his illness, but Mrs. Whitcomb is still quite ill.
·         The schools in town have been closed by the Board of Health until further notice, but no serious cases of influenza are reported.
·         The body of George S. Burdick was brought here for burial Tuesday from Treadwell.  He was a blacksmith and formerly resided here.
·         There was no preaching in any of the churches on last Sabbath, and if the influenza cases increase there will be none next Sabbath.
·         Clarence Lee of the U.S. army in France, who was reported missing in action, has written home stating that he was in a hospital there, but was improving.
·         The Liberty Loan rally on Thursday evening was a great success, thanks to Delhi men and the Andes Band.  We went about $13,000 over our quota of $20,000.

George S. Burdick “died Sunday afternoon at the home of Mrs. H.J. Elderkin in North Franklin, to which place he went last Tuesday evening, suffering with influenza, contracted while on a hunting trip.”  He worked for Gideon Miller in Bovina for several years. Burial was made in Bovina.

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