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•100 Years Ago - June, 1909•

Matriarch of Smith family dies

Maria Smith, 84, widow of the late Hon. Richard P. Smith, died June 27, 1909 at her home in South Horicon after a lingering illness and old age. She was a lifelong resident of Horicon and was well loved by all who knew her. Burial was in the Chestertown Cemetery. (Note...Maria Smith raised a large and honorable family who prospered in Warrensburgh in many different business ventures, She was the grandmother of Frank Smith who was town Supervisor from 1926 until 1931 when he died while still in office. He spent little time behind his desk and was always on the road with his dog, "Bubbles" sitting on the car seat beside him, as he kept in touch with the voters who loved and supported him.)

News roundabout

There was a frost on June 8, 1909. Now and than as the month wears on, some person or other has the temerity to wear a straw hat with hope in their heart. The Wilson-Root Co. store in Glens Falls has Knox straws for $4 each and also caps for the boys.

The Warrensburgh high school team gleefully defeated the Lake George Union team nine on the local baseball diamond, 12 to 0.

John Tubbs, editor of the Warrensburgh News, has a fine old violin for sale. It has a sweet, strong tone, and is in first-class condition...$1,000. (Note: John Tubbs called his own special violin, "The Old Squire." He loved his violin, according to his daughter, author Margaret Louise Tubbs.)

In Riparius, Louis Laprarie lost a horse. Fred Jenks is working for Charles Vilander at the new mill in Garnet. Mrs. Louisa Rigney, of North Thurman, died of the grippe and advanced old age.

The condition of C. Fred Wheeler, who has suffered intensely from gallstones for three weeks at his home on Fourth Ave., Warrensburgh, is somewhat improved.

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