Thursday, October 10, 2019

October 1919 - 100 Years Ago "in That Thriving Town"

October 3, 1919
·         Robert Hunt and Robert Fiero were the only ones to bag a partridge on the first day of hunting.
·         Everett Joslyn has moved from Coulter Brook to the rooms in the rear of old Strangeway store.
·         A new roof is being put on at the creamery to replace that torn off to allow the installing of new machinery.
·         G.D. Miller has been showing a good sized cluster of black raspberries of unusual size which he picked on September 27.
·         The Bovina Town Board held a meeting Friday to arrange for re-surfacing the Lake road.  The Gerry’s will furnish the material.
·         George H. Russell has moved from part of Harvey Burgin’s house to his (Chisholm) house.  Herman Joslyn has moved into the rooms vacated by Mr. Russell.
·         Mrs. John Oliver had the misfortune to fall off the porch at the Gowanlock house last Friday afternoon and sustain a dislocation of the shoulder and numerous cuts and bruises.

Bovina Farm Sold

William A. Hoy sold his farm, the John Hastings place at Bovina Center, on Thursday to Charles J. Russell.  The sale includes the Pressley house, but not the other three houses.

October 10, 1919
·         Julius Ringholm and family have moved into the Rogers’ cottage at Lake Delaware.
·         John R. Aitken has purchased the Kennedy house on a contract from James Hastings.
·         Mrs. Harold Robinson has purchased what is known as the old hall from her father W.A. Hoy.
·         Fletcher Davidson is in Sullivan county assisting H.E. Mason & Son to install lighting plants.
·         Charles A. Lee and wife, who last fall moved to Gt. Barrington, Mass, will return sometime this month to their old home at Lake Delaware.
·         Henry Rockefeller, who is in the navy returned to his duties Wednesday.  Owing to the illness of his mother he exceeded his furlough by 48 hours.
·         There was no preaching in any of the churches in Bovina Center last Sabbath – a think that has happened but once before as far back as runneth the memory of man.

October 17, 1919
·         The registration in Bovina on Saturday was 415.
·         The V.I.S. has hired John Howden to light the gasoline street lamps.

October 24, 1919
·         The total registration in Bovina was 465.
·         Mrs. Lucy Coulter has arrived home from visiting her son, Archie Coulter, in St. Lawrence county.
·         James Ackerly, who has been building a new house for Geo. Decker, will soon move to Bovina Center.
·         John W. Northrup has sold his farm to E.A. Quick, who last spring vacated the John Hobbie farm.  Possession will be given November 1. He has rented rooms in the Dickson house will take up his residence in the village.

Bovina Landmark Being Torn Down

John M. Miller has commenced tearing down the old Stott cooper shop building and will use the material for the construction of a barn.  Nelson Reynolds is in charge of the work.

October 31, 1919
·         Mrs. Fred Thomson has been confined to her bed for a few days with tonsillitis.
·         Mrs. Marshall Thomson was given a surprise Monday evening, the occasion being her birthday.
·         Thomas Gordon, town clerk, was at the Gerry summer home at the Lake on Friday issuing hunting licenses to visitors.
·         A large willow tree at the rear of Alex Hilson’s residence blew down on Tuesday and broke the telephone line which runs up-town.
·         Mrs. John Hilson and two children and James Hilson were at Delhi on Wednesday.  Master Alex had gotten something in his eye and the services of a physician was necessary to remove it.
·         Henry Rockefeller, who was in the Merchant Marine service for a year and was eleven months at sea, going to France, and also to South America, crossing the Equator twice and stopping at several ports in the West Indies, coming out of the service with a chief machinist’s rating, has received his honorable discharge.
·         The remains of John M. Russell, who died at Billings, Montana, were brought here and the funeral held from the R.P. Church on Sabbath and the internment made in the Center cemetery.  He was born on the Russell homestead in southern Bovina 66 years ago and his early life was spent there, but for many years he had resided in the west.  He is survived by two brothers and two sisters.

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