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•100 Years Ago - May, 1909•

Coming back from Whitehall, the freight train on which he was traveling did not stop at Comstock. Patrick's body was found two miles north of that place beside the railroad tracks. It is not known whether he fell off the train at this point, was pushed or jumped off. The only mark on his body was a bruise behind his left ear.

Beside his parents, he is survived by four sisters and five brothers. He was buried at St. Paul's Cemetery, Sandy Hill (now Hudson Falls).

Teenager steals liquor

Walter Wood of Thurman, was arrested May 7, 1909 for feloniously taking four quart bottles of whiskey from the saloon of James Shannahan, at Cat's Corners. He was sent to the Rochester reformatory by Justice Hodgson. The boy is only 15 years of age, but old enough to know better.

(Note...Cat's Corners is on the Warrensburg end of the present day Thurman Bridge.)

Prestigious lady dies

Adaline E. Arnold, 77, widow of Luther A. Arnold, died at the home of a friend in Glens Falls. She was born in Chestertown, the daughter of William and Elizabeth Sherman Hotchkiss. Her father, familiarly known as "Squire Hotchkiss," was prominent in the political life of Glens Falls, being justice of the peace during the years of 1869 to 1873 and previous to that was state senator from 1856 to 1857.

Adaline Arnold's husband, Luther A. Arnold was editor of the old Glens Falls Messenger newspaper from 1858 to 1863 and was later school commissioner. The Hotchkiss and Arnold families were prominent in Warren County.

(Note...Luther Arnold was a firm supporter of Abraham Lincoln and had nothing at all good to say about Lincoln's rival, Senator Stephen A. Douglas. The old Glens Falls Messenger weekly newspaper ceased publication around 1890 after it was purchased by the Glens Falls Times, the first daily in Glens Falls.)

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