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•100 Years Ago - April, 1909•

Cornelia Maxim, 84, died of heart trouble on April 24, 1909 at her home on Main St., Warrensburgh. She was the daughter of the late David and Betsey Lucas Morehouse, among the early settlers of the town. She was the widow of Samuel Maxim, a soldier of the Civil War who died Feb. 16, 1865 in a Rebel prison at Salisbury, North Carolina.

Maxim is survived by a son, John H. Maxim, a daughter, Emma Tripp, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

News roundabout

Elmore Tucker is building a wagon house in North Thurman and Herbert Ingraham is doing the carpenter work. Wilber Everts has opened an asbestos mine on Elmore Tucker's farm.

Edward Wakely of Sodom is getting ready for the annual river drive. In West Bolton A.W. Lanfair has a cow that gave birth to twin calves. William Merrill of Bakers Mills is building a new piazza with Henry Maxam doing the work. Ralph, 23 months old, infant son of John F. Coulter of Chestertown, died after three days illness with spinal meningitis. Myron Bennett of West Thurman is ill with pneumonia and Harry Johnson of Wevertown is slowly recovering from the same ailment.

Burr Remington, the Horicon-Warrensburgh stage driver, did not make his usual trips recently on account of high water which flooded the roads and carried away the bridge below South Horicon.

The David Harrington place burned to the ground in Wevertown and Mrs. David Bunker with her family of small children, who occupied the place, lost all their goods and possessions in the fire.

After many years of suffering, George A. Smith, 36, passed into eternal rest on Sunday morning, April 18, 1909 at his home on Summit St., Warrensburgh. He leaves a widow and one son, Almon W. Smith. (My good friend, Almon Smith, who died many years ago, was Warrensburg Town Clerk.

Thought for the day: the Emerson Bank would like to point out that the individual who is using his sock instead of the bank depository is receiving no interest.

Readers are welcome to contact Adirondack Journal correspondent Jean Hadden at jhadden1nycap.rr.com or 623-2210.

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