Wednesday, June 10, 2020

June 1920 - 100 Years Ago "in that Thriving Town"

Here's what was happening in Bovina 100 years ago this month, reported in the Andes Recorder:

June 4, 1920
Miss Knox, of Walton, has been hired as principal of the Center school for next year.
Elmer Hastings, of Saranac, has been spending the past week with his brothers here.
Russell Boggs was taken ill Friday night, threatened with appendicitis, but is now better.
C.S. Terry has moved his garage from the Elliott Thomson shop to the Gideon Miller blacksmith shop.
The town board met last Friday to arrange for the completion of the Bergman road.  They were unable to get any bids and the town superintendent and his men will complete it.

June 11, 1920
The Bovina Co-Operative Creamery located up-town has been rented by Daniel Franklin, who will ship cream and make cheese.
Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Hoy commenced housekeeping this week in what is known as the John Hastings house, owned by his father.
A Buick touring car from South Kortright collided with the iron bridge at Lake Delaware, and was saved from falling into the stream by one wheel being caught in the bridge.

June 18, 1920
Mrs. John M. Miller went to her new home at Walton on Monday.
Henrietta and Catherine Howden and Ruth Coulter tried second year subjects in Regents at Delhi this week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Bryce Russell, of Colfax, Washington, are visiting his brother, William C. Russell, here and his brother and sisters on the Russell homestead farm in southern Bovina.  He went west 43 years ago and this is his first visit here since.

Had Tonsils Removed
Mrs. Christopher S. Gladstone and Mrs. Fred Thomson were operated upon Tuesday at the home of the last named for the removal of their tonsils.  Dr. Goodrich and Ormiston were the surgeons. [See the Bovina NY History blog for November 18, 2015 for more about Mrs. Gladstone and Mrs. Thomson:]

June 25, 1920
Chauncey Robinson, of Hobart, is assisting C.S. Terry in his garage in this place.
A Silver reunion was held Wednesday at the home of Robert Robson up Coulter Brook.
Will Aitkens, who is employed in New York, accompanied by three friends, is spending his vacation with his parents here.
Mrs. Hamilton Russell, who recently dislocated her thumb while nursing at Frank Rupert’s, has returned to the case and Mrs. Lucy Coulter, who took her place, has returned to her home.

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