100 Years Ago - February 1909

Young mother and baby die

Mrs. Ernest G. Woodward, with a tiny dead babe clasped to her lifeless bosom, is all that is left mortal of Martha Carson, beloved wife of Ernest Woodward. Today she lies cold in death in her beautiful home on Upper Main St. Warrensburgh, with a kind and loving husband, surrounded by all the comforts of life. They had been looking forward with eager longing to the soon-expected arrival of a little stranger whose coming would satisfy the craving of mother love and fill her cup of happiness to overflowing. Martha Woodward was in a moment, as it were, removed with her child to a higher sphere of happiness by the Divine Power, whose decrees, thought oftimes inscrutable, are, we must believe, always for our best good, inasmuch as sacred script tells us that "He doeth all things well."

Mattie Woodward, 37, was calling on some friends near her home Monday evening and seemed to be in good spirits. She returned home early and retired with a severe headache. During the night she was taken with the convulsions of acute Bright's Disease.

Dr. Cunningham, the family physician was hastily summoned. Later he called in Dr. Goodman to assist him. At ten o'clock in the morning her child was born prematurely and the lives of both passed away together.

Lumber camp brawl

Hollis Russell, of West Warrensburgh, was arrested Feb. 5, 1909 by Deputy Sheriff Stone and sentenced by Justice Weave, of Lake George, to await the action of the grand jury on a charge of assault in the second degree, preferred by Elijah Taft. Russell is accused of biting Taft's ear. Bail was fixed at $500 and furnished. The parties were both employed in the lumber camp of George Russel, near Lake George.

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