Thursday, June 10, 2021

June 1921 - 100 Years Ago in "That Thriving Town"


The Bovina column in the Andes Recorder 100 years ago reported on work on the Bovina Center creamery and out of town visitors.

June 3, 1921

Mrs. G.J. Dickson was at Syracuse attending the graduation of her dauter Marjorie.

Joseph Rogers and Hugh Gillispie, of New York, were at Lake Delaware from Saturday until Monday.  Mr. Rogers reports that William Gordon, who has been very ill from blood poisoning following an operation, is very much better.  While he now has sciatica rheumatism his ultimate recovery is looked for.  He is a grandson of the late Thomas Gordon.

June 10, 1921

Mrs. Frank Russell, on Russell hill, is having her house re-shingled.

Mrs. George H. Miller has purchased an Overland automobile from Wm. T. Hyzer, of Andes.

Mrs. Hamilton Russell is ill with inflammatory rheumatism.  Her sister Mrs. Susan Adair, is staying with her. [Mrs. Russell, the former Margaret Doig, was the mother of Cecil Russell.]

William Johnson and wife, of Kansas, arrived at the home of his sister, Mrs. Alex Crosier, at the Butt End, on Sabbath evening.  They left home on May 23, and covered over 1,700 miles in their Maxwell car.

The mail route from Bovina to Bloomville, viz Bovina Center, has been let to James A. Liddle, for four years from July 1, at $1480 per year, which is $280 more than the first bid which the government rejected.

The smoke-stack was raised Saturday on the large boiler at the Co-Op creamery, which will be used to condense the skim milk.  Vats, a pasteurizer, etc. purchased from the defunct Delaware & Greene creamery at Arkville, were brought here this week.  

June 17, 1921

The assessors are on their rounds.

Miss Jennie E. Miller is visiting friends at Hamden.

A New York inspector is here inspecting milk and barns.

Miss Angelica L. Gerry has arrived at the Gerry summer home at Lake Delaware.

Alex Myers is painting the store occupied by Cecil Russell – the old Thos E. Hastings store.

The condenser for condensing the skim milk at the Bovina Center Co-Operative Creamery, was started up Tuesday [Jun 14].

Miss Carrie Dumond has gone to Stamford, where she will be employed during the boarding season at the Madison house.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Lunn, from near Seattle arrived in town last Thursday to visit relatives.  Mrs. Lunn is a daughter of the late Robert Forrest of Coulter Brook.

Master Ledger Myers is the proud possessor of a pair of gold link cuff buttons as a result of winning the standing broad jump of the juniors at the recent field day at Delhi.

Nelson Reynolds is making alterations in the interior of the United Presbyterian church.  The first row of seats has been removed and the pulpit extended forward in order to give more room for the choir behind the pulpit.

June 24, 1921

Nelson Reynolds has gone to Meredith to work at his trade – carpenter.

Walter Huhn, of Brooklyn, has moved into R.B. McFarland’s house below the Hook.

Alex Myers has completed painting the Russell store and is now painting the house of Milton Hastings.

Charles A. Lee had both ankles sprained by a fall from a ladder while working at the home of his brother, A.P. Lee.

Dr. James Crosier, who has a dental office in Philadelphia, is visiting his mother, Mrs. Alex Crosier, in upper Bovina.

A reunion of the McNair Family will be held at W.S. Coulter’s, Andes, July 2.  Bring sandwiches for your family and one other thing to eat – each one also bring knife, fork, spoon, plate and cup and saucer.  

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