Friday, May 31, 2024

This Day in Bovina for May 2024

Here's the monthly compilation of the daily entries on the Town of Bovina Historian Facebook page for May:

150 years ago today, this ad appeared in several issues of the Stamford Mirror, dated May 1, 1874, promoting the "American Submerged Pump." James P. Dean, Jon Scott and William Gladstone of Bovina were among the buyers. 

113 years ago today, on May 2, 1911, as later reported in the Andes Recorder Bovina column, a son was "born to Mr. and Mrs. A. Thomas Archibald, Mountain Brook…" This son was Marvin Archibald. Marv married Eleanor Burns in 1942 and would pass away in 1987.

204 years ago today, May 3, 1820, Bovina's first ever Liquor license was issued to John Hastings at a meeting of commissioners of excise. 

Ninety-eight years ago today, on May 4, 1926, two Bovina farms hosted woodchuck killing demonstrations held by the Farm Bureau. One at 10 am at the farm of James Boggs, the other at the W.J. Storie farm. The Catskill Mountain News, in reporting these under the headline "Woodchucks are Facing Death" noted that the demonstrations showed "how woodchuck dens are treated with calcium cyanide…" Farmers were being encouraged to use these "effective methods of ridding farms of the destructive animals."

262 years ago today, on May 5, 1762, Nathan H. Hilton was born in Connecticut. He was married around 1780 to Mary Pierce. Around 1795, they settled in Bovina. Nathan and Mary had eight children. She died in 1836 and Nathan the following year in 1837. They are believed to be buried in the Nichols Cemetery on Cape Horn.

Fifty-nine years ago today, the Bovina column of the May 6, 1965 Delaware Republican-Express reported that "Mr. and Mrs. Dan Waltzwer of New York spent the week-end in their summer home here in up town Bovina." This is not a name I recall. I'm wondering if anyone remembers this family (and keep in mind that the paper may have misspelled the name considerably).

131 years ago today, the Stamford Mirror for May 7, 1889 reported that "Word has been received that Wilson and Maggie Atkins, of Bovina, reached their journeys' end in due time. The latter is at J.L. Ormiston's, Raymore, Mo., and Wilson is at his sister's, in Jetmore, Kansas." Wilson and Maggie were the children of Isaac Atkin and Nancy Blair. Wilson was born in 1851, his sister in 1849. Maggie came back to Bovina was living with J.L. Ormiston's family in 1910 in Bovina, listed as a servant. By 1920, the Ormiston family was living in Oneonta and Maggie was living with them as a lodger. She died in 1925 and is buried in Bovina. Wilson ended up settling in Washington State, dying there in 1918. [Note: Atkin usually is not spelled with an 's,']

141 years ago today, the Stamford Mirror for May 8, 1883 reported that "Gilbert D. Miller has purchased the Halstead place at Bovina Valley, for $1,650, and will go to work thereon at once." I think this is now the Clarence and Frances Burns farm.

138 years ago today, the May 9, 1896 Delaware Express carried this Bovina Centre column: 

Seventy-five years ago today, in a notice dated May 10, 1949 in the Catskill Mountain News, it was reported that "Those who are driving new cars the past week are James Hilson with a Cadillac convertible, Martin Rabeler a Mercury sedan, Frances Schabloski a Ford sedan."

163 years ago today, May 11, 1861, the Delaware Republican had the following item: "We understand that several gentlemen of the name of Stott, formerly of Bovina, passed through here a few days ago, having been driven from their late residence in Chantilly, Fair­fax Co., Virginia, for being Union men. They left most they had behind them, and were even pursued and a horse taken away from them." I can't be sure but this likely was the family of John Elliot Stott. Born in Scotland in 1804, he came to Bovina and started his family. It seems the family moved south in the 1850s. Stott's wife Jane Hendry Ormiston died there in 1856. They lost two children there also. And I don't think John was one of the family who ran back north. He is reported as dying in Falls Church, Virginia in 1863. The gentlemen may have been his sons George, James and William.

Seventy years ago today, on May 12, 1954, as later reported in the Catskill Mountain News, "Mrs. Fred Thomson held a brush party at her home…"

Seventy-five years ago today, the Bovina column of the Catskill Mountain News for May 13, 1949 reported that "Miss Jennie Hastings is spending some time at the home of her brother, Milton Hastings, and assisting Lillie Happy with her work while she is recovering from her recent illness."

126 years ago today, on May 14, 1898, as later reported in the Andes Recorder, "Woodburn & Smyth set up a monument… in the cemetery for Mrs. Muller, in memory of her late husband." Here's a photograph of the monument. 

142 years ago, on May 15, 1882, as later reported in the Delaware Gazette, "Snow was reported to be over an inch deep on Bramley hill, Bovina…"

Sixty-one years ago today, the May 16, 1963 Delaware Republican-Express reported in its Bovina column that "Volunteers and carpenters will begin this week in remodeling the church basement."

Seventy-five years ago today, it was reported in the Catskill Mountain News in an item dated May 17, 1949 that "We had several hard frosts in town last week. They did considerable damage to tender growths. It is hope this is the last for the season."

Eighty-five years ago today, the May 18, 1939 Delaware Republican reported in its Bovina column that "Edward Snyder is to teach in the Herbert Huggin's district next year." Snyder actually was Edward Schneider. He later was the last teacher at the Maynard district on Bovina road. Ed died in 2016 at the age of 102. The Huggins district was Bovina District 5, located at Lee Hollow and Miller Avenue.

Two hundred and four years ago today, May 19, 1820, Grace Elliott is born in Bovina, daughter of John Elliott and Christiana Mabon. She married Lewis Knapp in 1851 in Bovina and had three children. Grace died 1882 in Hamden.

Forty-three years ago today, the May 20, 1981 Oneonta Daily Star carried an article about the Bovina Quilt. The quilt, now housed in the Bovina Museum, was started in the late 70s as a fundraising project. Different families submitted square for the quilt. The photo in the newspaper shows Frances Burns, Mary Jo Doig, Mary Jardine and Marilyn Gallant sewing the edges of the quilt.

Seventy-seven years ago today, May 21, 1947, the Center-Inn Restaurant opened in Bovina Center. Run by Ethel and Burton Cornell, the restaurant closed about a year later when Bovina in November 1947 voted to go dry, ending the sale of alcohol in the restaurant. Here's the ad announcing the opening from the May 16, 1947 Walton Reporter: 

Ninety-four years ago today, the Bovina column of the May 22, 1929 Delaware Republican reported that "the post office inspector has recommended a change of mail route for Bovina. I am sure everyone will be glad."

Eighty-four years ago today, the May 23, 1940 issue of the Delaware Republican had in its Bovina column this item: "Mrs. Ralph Barnhart remains in a serious condition at present writing." Mrs. Barnhart was born Anna Irene Ruland and married Ralph Barnhart in 1921. They had one son, Donald. Anna was suffering from breast cancer and would pass away the following March in her home in Bovina. She was 40 years old.

142 years ago today, the May 24, 1882 Delaware Gazette issue included the following: "We regret to learn that David Black, Supervisor of Bovina, is not so well, in fact that his friends are very anxious and consider his condition critical." He would survive for a little less than a year, dying in April 1883.

151 years ago today, on May 25, 1873, Sarah Eliza Seacord died. Born in 1842, she was the daughter of Alexander Dean and Phoebe Ann Bramley. Married in 1862 to William Seacord, she had two children before her death at the age of 30. She's buried in the Bovina cemetery.

Seventy-one years ago today, on May 26, 1953, as later reported in the Catskill Mountain News, the young son of Howard and Theresa Conklin, Marty, "was burned on both arms and hands when he fell into a pail of water at his home last week Tuesday. He was rushed to Margaretville hospital where he remained overnight for treatment."

Fifty-nine years ago today, the Bovina column in the May 27, 1965 Delaware Republican-Express reported that "James Hoy of Bainbridge has been transferred from the Bainbridge branch of the National Bank and Trust Company of Norwich to the Grand Gorge branch as branch manager. He will move there this week." Jim was the son of James and Margaret Hoy and grew up in Bovina.

Seventy-two years ago today, on May 28, 1952, as later reported in the Catskill Mountain News, "Around 15 of the Bovina firemen attended the Elk's celebration at Oneonta Wednesday evening and took part in the parade with 16 other companies."

119 years ago today, on May 29, 1905, Mina Cook submitted this bill for $100 for her services as a teacher at Bovina District number 1 (the Maynard school). 

127 years ago today, on May 30, 1893, Bina Liddle died. She was born Jacobina McDonald in Scotland in 1819, the daughter of Henry McDonald and Margaret Donald. She married Alexander Liddle probably around 1840 and would have eight children. Bina was widowed in 1884.

148 years ago today, the May 31, 1876 Delaware Gazette reported that "Mr. Alexander Kinmouth, of Bovina, thinks a great deal of his Ayershire cow, which gives 48 lbs of milk a day. He makes 18 lbs of butter a week after using all the milk he wants for the family."

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

A Week with Bovina People - May 1899 - 125 Years ago from the Andes Recorder


Here’s what was happening in Bovina 125 years ago, May 1899, from the pages of the Andes Recorder.

May 5, 1899

Thomas Luddington has been quite ill.

Richard Smith went to Walton Saturday.

Thomas Taylor is in very poor health at present.

John R. Hoy was down at Delhi on Thursday.

Farmers are busy with their sowing at present.

Mrs. Lauren’s hotel is receiving a new dress of paint.

Rev. and Mrs. W.L.C. Samson were at Delhi last week.

David Oliver and John Robertson were at Delancey Tuesday.

Rev. Rusk has been preaching in the Reformed Presbyterian church.

Mrs. William W. Hoy, of Oil City, Pa, is guest at John R. Hoy’s.

Elliott Thomson and son, William, visited at Downsville over Sabbath.

Misses Mary Ann and Maggie Storie are having a barn built on their lot.

Remember the date of the W.C.T.U. convention here is May 9 and 10.

William H. Maynard now drives out with a fine $250 pneumatic tire buggy.

Mrs. John G. Russell has returned from Walton, where she has been visiting.

David Taylor was in this place on Sabbath from Canada Hollow, to visit his father.

John G. Thomson recently visited his son, Elmer, at Bridgehampton, Long Island.

Miss Emma Campbell was home over Sabbath from Roses Brook, where she is teaching.

Gray Brothers are doing the stone work on Albert McPherson’s cellar for his new house.

Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Miller, of Oneonta, were guests at G.D. Miller’s the first of the week.

F.R. Coulter, William Coulter and Andrew Strangeway were all over at Andes on Tuesday.

Rev. Philip Germond, D.D., presiding elder of the Kingston district, held the first quarterly conference on Tuesday last at the Methodist Episcopal church at 10 a.m.

May 12, 1899

F.R. Coulter was at Bloomville on Monday.

Several frosts have been experienced the past week.

John G. Laing is in town from Delhi for a few weeks.

Miss Jennie Gladstone came up from Delhi on Saturday.

David Sloan and son, Leonard, were at Bloomville Saturday.

William Bramley and family visited at his father’s on Friday.

A Mr. Sprague is working for Charles Palmer in his cooper shop.

Mr.s Charles Barker and children were in this place Saturday.

George Hinman was up from Delhi last Thursday on a fishing trip.

On Saturday Alex B. Jardine and wife were here from Glenburnie.

Richard Smith it is said expects soon to go to California and make his future home there.

Mrs. Alex r. Myers and daughter, Miss Nellie, made a trip down to Delhi on Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank R. Coulter and Mrs. Wilson Scott were at the County Seat, Saturday.

John R. Hoy is on the sick list at this writing.  Thomas Luddington is also quite poorly.

Mrs. Alex. Hilson and son, John, and Miss Maggie Archibald visited at Delhi on Saturday.

Amont those at Delhi on Tuesday were, John Blair, wife and son, Charles McPherson and Alex. Hilson.

Miss Anna Phyfe has secured a position as teacher of languages and science at Little Falls, N.Y., for next year.

Leonard Thomson has returned home from Medical School at Philadelphia, having, with the work formerly done at Princeton, completed two years of his course in one year.

Rev. Pritchard, a son of the editor of the leading Covenanter journal, preached in the Reformed Presbyterian church on Sabbath, and will continue to be the supply the remainder of this month.

May 19, 1899

Dr. Huyck was in this vicinity Saturday.

Charels Johnson was in town Thursday last.

Joseph L. Hughes was in town on Monday.

Ed. Miller, of Shokan, was here on Thursday.

Professor R. Eston Phyfe was here on Sabbath.

Alexander Crosier was over at Andes Thursday.

James Gladstone was seen in town from Andes on Sabbath.

William H. Liddle and wife visited relatives here Wednesday.

Thomas Gordon and David J. Miller were at Delhi Thursday last.

Mrs. Dr. McMcNaught of Hobart has been visiting relatives in town.

G.D. Miller and wife visited G.A. Frisbee, in Gladstone Hollow Thursday.

John W. Blair is in New York city this week with a carload of hogs and calves.

A.D. Liddle and wife and Mrs. Ira Hyzer, of Andes, were visitors here on Friday.

Ansel White was up from Delhi on Saturday. William Sloan was up on Sabbath.

Mrs. John Doig, of Walton, has been visiting her mother, Mrs. Duncan Campbell.

Miss Jennie Hastings stands at the head of her class at the Delaware Literary Institute this year.

B.S. Miller, delegate from England Post G.A. R., is attending the State Encampment at Syracuse which met there Wednesday and Thursday.

A young child of Robert Robinson, aged about eighteen months, fell over backward into a pail of boiling water Saturday and was so badly burned that it died.  The child was buried on Tuesday.  [Note, this actually is Angie Robson, daughter of Robert Robson.  Buried in Bovina cemetery.]

Among those at Delhi Friday were James Ormiston and family and Mrs. James Ormiston, Sr., Mrs. Frank Gowanlock, Miss Fannie Bell Thomson, Maggie Aitkin, David and Leonard Sloan.

Rev. W.L.C. Samson will be absent two Sabbaths attending the meeting of the General Assembly at Philadelphia. Rev. Martin, of Almeda, will supply his pulpit next Sabbath and Rev. King the following Sabbath.

A missionary Concert, consisting of speaking and singing will be given at Strangeway’s Hall on Friday evening, May 26, by J.K. McDivitt. He will be assisted by the ladies Quartette of Bovina and the Arion Quartette of Andes. A collection will be taken at close.

May 26, 1899

Alexander Hoy visited Andes Wednesday.

Thomas Dennis made a trip to Delhi Saturday.

Frank Armstrong was over at Andes Tuesday.

William L. Clark, of Andes, was in town Friday.

Robert F. Thmson was down at Delhi Friday.

Rev. E.M. Milligan was a visitor here last week.

Douglas Davidson was at the County Seat Monday.

Thomas Luddington continues in very poor health.

Alexander Hilson has been having his lawn regraded.

Mr. and Mrs. Hull, of Margaretville, passed through town Saturday.

Rev. Martin preached in the United Presbyterian church on Sabbath.

Berry S. Miller started the fore part of the week for a trip to New York city.

Frank R. Coulter and Jennie Miller will have their residences painted this summer.

Cooke and Currie are digging the cellar for Archie Maynard’s new carriage house.

David Finkle has returned from a New York hospital where he had been for treatment.

Monday morning David Sloan took the early train from Delhi to return to his home in Crested Butte, Colorado.

The weather for the past week has been of several varieties but now has every appearance of being more settled and warmer.

Invitations are out for the marriage of Professor Duncan C. Lee to Elizabeth Williams, at Sage Chapel, Ithaca, Tuesday noon, June 8. 

A Missionary Concert consisting of [sentence missing] Strangeway’s Hall on Friday evening, May 26, by J.K. McDivitt.

NOTICE – the above concert has been postponed-ED.

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Bovina Memories Program

I'm sharing with everyone the images that we used at the May 11, 2024 program held at the community hall. Several long-time residents of Bovina shared their memories of growing up in Bovina, spurred on by these images. Participants were Marian Jardine, Patricia Thomas Parsons Miele, Marie Reinertsen Burns, Jack Burns, Jim Hilson, Chuck McIntosh and Lauren Monroe.

For the zoom presentation, the images should have been included but for some reason they do not appear. So I've created this blog entry so people who watched via zoom or want to watch the recording posted on You Tube [] can see the images being discussed. 

The images are here in order by their presentation in the program. We started with images of each of the participants from their childhood. 

Jack Burns, photo by Bob Wyer

Jim Hilson, photo by Bob Wyer

Marian Jardine, with her brother Richard and sister Martha, photo by Bob Wyer

Chuck McIntosh, with his sister Carol, photo by Bob Wyer

Pat Thomas Parsons Miele (right) with her sister Marge Thomas Rockefeller, photo by Bob Wyer

Lauren Monroe (on the right) with his sisters and parents, photo by Bob Wyer

Marie Reinertsen Burns (left) with her father, mother and sister June Burns, photo by Bob Wyer.

The group recalled their memories of the August 1953 flood in Bovina Center, triggered by these images, all taken by Bob Wyer.
That's Chuck McIntosh inside this tipped over playhouse, talking to Bill Aitkens.

These two images show the damage to Clayton Thomas's garage after the flood. 

And this image shows the Scott Bridge at the lower end of the Bovina Center hamlet. 

The program participants noted that they never referred to it as the Scott Bridge but as the Crooked Bridge. More about this bridge is at Bovina (NY) History: Bridging Bovina (

Image of the bridge from the 1940s taken by Bob Wyer.

These next two images both feature Pat Miele. 
This was some performance done by the Bovina Happy Hearts 4H Club. That's Pat in the front left. Going clockwise, the next girl has not been id'ed. The girl with the pigtails is Lois Miller, daughter of the Bovina minister. Then we see Norma Burns, Edna Reinertsen and the blond girl in the front right is Patty Boggs.

This image was taken by Jim Hilson, showing Pat, Tommy Schall, Bobby Boggs and Marge Thomas (Pat's sister). In the background standing next to the house on the left is Bobby's sister Barbara. 

This next image is also from the 4H. The club did a play recreating an incident in the early days of the Bovina church. The story was that when the church was one day holding services in a barn, a chicken wouldn't stop clucking until a gentleman sat on it, solving the problem. They recreated it for a 4-H festival in Walton in May 1949.

Front row: George Hall, Marie Reinertsen Burns, Marian Jardine, Sandra McPherson Cole, Jack Burns, Bobbie Boggs, Bill Aitkens, XXX Lyons, Marg Hilson Olsner, Marcelle Vogel. Back row: Ron Russell, Wayne Spear, George LaFever, Bob Burns, Wendell Spear, Dick Roberts. The chicken is Jim Hoy. Photo by Bob Wyer.

These two images come from the same event held in May 1957.
Easter Parade: Marie Renner, Carolyn Keefer, Helen Thomson, Emily Archibald, Jen Thomson, Ina Thomson, Ruth Monroe, Eva McIntosh, xxx Olsener, Betty Hall

Tom Thumb Wedding: left to right - Linda Graham, Mary Ann LaFever, Ruth Ann McPherson, Jack Robson, John LaFever, June Burns, Richard Damgaard, Richard McIntosh, Jamie McKeefer, John Hilson, Tom Hilson, Marg Hilson, Roger McIntosh, Christine Hilson, Marianne Hilson, Joan Damgaard, Nancy Hilson, Tanya Lay, Judy Hammond, Janice Vandenbord, Shirley Hammond, Marie Burns, Tom Hoy, Norma Reinertsen.

This image was a party given for Vera Storie by her Beacon Lights Sunday school class in honor of her 25 years of teaching the class. [I would love to find a better version of this image!] 

I then shared a few images of people known by and/or related to our program participants.

Charles N. McIntosh, 1943, photo by Bob Wyer.

Raymond Jardine, 1943, photo by Bob Wyer.

Andrew and Sophie Reinertsen, 1946, photo by Bob Wyer.

Floyd "Steve" Aitken, 1947, photo by Bob Wyer.

Therese "Que" Aitken, 1947, photo by Bob Wyer.

This image is from the 1956 Bovina Old Home Day. I've been told that this is Bobby Boggs. 

This final image is a Bovina Center baseball player. We have not been able to identify him. We're hoping someone recognizes him. 

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

May 1924 - 100 Years Ago in "That Thriving Town"

May 2, 1924

C.S. Gladstone is driving a new Buick car.

James Ackerley is moving into his new house this week.

Albert Seaber left for Hackensack, N.J., the first of the week.

Lester Henderson, son of Fred Henderson, is ill with the measles. [Lester would survive his attack, dying in 1970. He was the father of Laverne Henderson, long time biology teacher at Delaware Academy.]

The Delhi students started again Tuesday morning for their school duties.

The sale of J.K. Russell at Lake Delaware on Tuesday was largely attended.

A son was born April 23, to Mr. and Mrs. John Hewitt, of Margaretville, formerly of Bovina. [This was Stanley 'Stub' Hewitt, who died in 2017.]

Mrs. George Decker and Mrs. Arthur Decker and daughter, Virginia, were at Delhi on Monday. 

Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy Warren, of Delhi, were visitors at Lancelot Thomson’s on Sabbath.

Harold Aitkens entertained 32 of his young friends last Friday evening on his sixteenth birthday.

Miss Mary Flansburg, of East Orange, N.J., who had been at Mrs. Alex Hilson’s, returned home Friday.

Mrs. Everett Joslin, who has been in New York with her daughter, Mrs. Charles Hyatt, is expected home this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Galie Hafele were called to Walton the first of the week by the illness of her brother, Archibald Thomson.

Edith, the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Erkson, who has been very ill with pneumonia, is reported to be improving.

Miss Angelica L. Gerry has returned to her home in New York City. Miss Mabel Gerry is expected at the Gerry summer home this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Otis McCumber and two grandchildren, of Andes, called on her sisters, the Misses Kate and Freda Muller, on Monday evening. 

May 9, 1924

It is reported that Pat Fay has gone to Wisconsin.

Linn Bruce jr., of Andes, was in town Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Myers were with his parents here several days last week.

Miss Marjorie Forman, of Delhi, spent over the week end with relatives in town.

Edith Erkson, daughter of Claude Erkson, is still very ill and two nurses are in attendance. [Edith would recover from this illness. She was married in 1928 and passed away in 1974, survived by a son and five grandchildren, and is buried in Vestal in Broome County.]

Mrs. Thomas Ormiston has spent the past week with her son, Wendel Ormiston at Goshen.

Mrs. John M. Miller and two daughters, of Walton, renewed acquaintances in town the past week. [Mrs. Miller was the former Bertha Anderson. She and her late husband John owned what later became Suits-Us Farm. The two daughters were Shirley and Leila Miller.]

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Decker were at Walton on Sabbath afternoon to see Mrs. Frank C. Armstrong, who is ill. [Mrs. Frank Armstrong was the former Mary E. Neisch. She was Frank’s third and last wife. She would pass away in July. Frank also was Mrs. Decker’s, the former Beulah Armstrong, grandfather.]

Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Thomson have gone to Manhasset, Long Island, where he was a superintendency of a farm. 

At school meeting Tuesday evening, Howard McPherson was elected trustee in the village district to succeed John Hilson.

Mrs. Hull, housekeeper for F.W. Hyatt, returned Saturday from spending a few weeks with relatives in New York City.

Mr. and Mrs. Lancelot Thomson and Mr. and Mrs. Dixon Thomson were at Bloomville on Saturday to attend the funeral of their niece, Mrs. Arthur Dibble. [Mrs. Dibble was Barbara Jane Thomson, daughter of Thomas Thompson and Elizabeth Grant.] 

Mr. and Mrs. Chas F. McPherson, Mrs. Thos Ormiston and Mrs. Alex Myers were at Oneonta on Monday to see Mrs. James Ormiston, who is very ill. She is a sister of the last named. [Mrs. Myers was formerly Isabelle Laing, Mrs. Ormiston was Margaret Laing. They were the daughters of John B. Laing and Margaret Gladstone. Mrs. Ormiston would pass away in June.]

Enlisted in Signal Corps

Joseph Arnold jr. has enlisted in the Signal corps of the United States army. He will be stationed in Panama and will sail on May 15, on the army transport Argonne. Stops enroute will be made at southern ports and at Porto Rico. The Arnolds have lived for the past three or four years on the S.G. Bramley farm in Bovina. 

Mrs. James Liddle Passed way in Upper Bovina on May 3

Mrs. James A. Liddle died at her home at Bovina at 2 o’clock Saturday morning, May 3, after a long illness from heart trouble. She was born in New Kingston 68 years age, her maiden name being Thomson. The greater part of her life had been spent in the town of Bovina. The funeral was held Tuesday. 

Deceased is survived by her husband and two sons and two daughters, viz: Frank Liddle in Bovina; Harry Liddle in Pennsylvania; Mrs. Olmstead of Illion, and Mrs. Titsworth at Lake Delaware. Also two sisters, viz: Miss Mary Thomson at Hobart, and Mrs. Ann Whitlock in Davenport, and two brothers, Elliott Thomson, of Bovina Center, and John Thomson, of Downsville. [Mrs. Liddle was Margaret E. Thomson, the daughter of Walter E. Thomson and Jane Murray.]

May 16, 1924

Robert Boggs is ill with the measles.

The Home Bureau met Tuesday with Mrs. George H. Miller.

Mrs. Alex Hilson is having her new house wired for electric lights. [This is the home of Mike and Christine Batey.]

Rev. F.N. Crawford has been absent the past week at Pittsburg.

George Stanton spent a few days the past week with his son, Robert Stanton at Bloomville.

Arnold H. Bellows, who is teaching at Lake Delaware, will teach next year at the Butt End.

Mr. Thomson, the buttermaker on the Gerry estate at Lake Delaware, has completed his work.

Mr. and Mrs. William Irvine, of Seattle, Washington, arrived this week to visit his mother, Mrs. John Irvine.

W.C. Russell has the cellar completed for his new house and James T. Aitken and son, of Andes, commenced the carpenter work this week.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Homer Burgin on Wednesday, May 14, at the home of his mother, Mrs. Ida Burgin, a son. 

Frank McPherson, the youngest son of Charles McPherson, fell Monday while on his way to school and broke his arm.

Albert Seaber returned on Sabbath from Hackensack, N.J., and is working on the State road for Patrolman Howard McPherson.

At the annual school meeting at Lake Delaware, William Mabon was elected trustee; Mrs. Earl Fisk, clerk, and Alex B. Jardine, collector. 

Rev. W.R. Sawhill, of Seattle, Washington, who is Moderator of the United Presbyterian General Assembly preached in the U.P. church last Sabbath.  

Caught Under Auto

While Mr. and Mrs. Rema Hobbie, of upper Bovina, were returning home from Delhi one day last week the radius rod of his Ford broke, when they were near the Delhi village limits and the car landed bottom up in the ditch. Mr. Hobbie sustained two cracked ribs and his wife had a sprained ankle. Two others in the car were severely bruised. 

May 23, 1924

Frank Miller is driving a new Ford coupe.

Donald and Norris Boggs, sons of Russell Boggs, are ill with the measles.

Mrs. Eli Felton, whose husband died a few weeks ago, moved her household goods to Walton this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Ackerley, of South Gilboa, called on Nelson Tompkins at George Decker’s on Sabbath.

Captain Billings, who for several years has been superintendent of the Gerry farms at Lake Delaware, has resigned and will return to the state of Maine.

Mr. and Mrs. William Armstrong, and Mr. and Mrs. John Armstrong and family spent Sabbath with F.C. Armstrong, father of the first named, at Walton. 

The teachers in the town of Bovina for the next school year are: Arnold Bellows, Butt End; Lillian McNair, Maynard district; Beatrice Hoy, Coulter Brook; Ruth Coulter, Coulter district; Helen Davis, Pink Street; Mariona McPherson, Armstrong district; Elizabeth Strangeway, Miller avenue; Christina Dean, Lake Delaware; Gladys Worden, principal and Edith Liddle, primary, Bovina Center School

Married at Lake Delaware

Miss Marjorie Lee, daughter of John B. Lee, of Lake Delaware, was married Saturday, May 17, at the St. James Episcopal church at Lake Delaware, to Merrill Meighan, an electrical engineer of Chicago, in which city they will reside. The ceremony was performed by the rector Rev. O. Edgelow.

May 30, 1924

Beatrice Hoy is driving a new Chevrolet car.

Mrs. John Close visited her parents at Arena recently.

Frank Miller, of Union Grove, was a caller in town Monday.

Chas. E. Hulbert, of Downsville, was in town on Tuesday.

Elmer Doig in grading about the residence of Fred Thomson.

Carpenters have commenced work on remodelling the barn of J.D. Burns.

Robert Low, of Brooklyn, was a recent guest of his cousin, Mrs. Lancelot Thomson.

Mrs. and Mrs. James Ackerley, and Mrs. G.J. Dickson attended services at Delhi on Sabbath.

Mrs. and Mrs. Homer Burgin will commence housekeeping in part of G.D. Miller’s house. 

E.J. Thomson, of Walton, has been spending a few days with his sister, Mrs. A.T. Doig.

Mrs. Mary A. Russell underwent an operation last week at the hospital in Oneonta for the removal of a cataract from her eye.

Mrs. George Shaver, who has been at the home of her son, Freeman Shaver in Terry Clove, for sometime helping care for measle cases, returned on Sabbath. 


Team of John Storie Furnish Excitement Monday  

The team of John Storie, attached to a lumber wagon, ran away Monday from the creamery. As they came out onto the street they swung down and caught the rear of the milk wagon of F.W. Hyatt, standing in front of Hilson Bros. Store, and turned it bottom up. The tongue of the Storie wagon was broken but they continued to run and just below the big Dickson house they got free from it by the double whiffletree breaking and the wagon swung and went head-on down the steep bank into the river below. The team stopped at W.J. Archibald’s at the stone bridge and went to eating grass. One horse had its leg injured by a sharp point of the wagon tongue running into it.