100 Years Ago - January, 1911

Suddenly an automobile approached them at terrific speed and Mrs. Taylor and her lady companion, also known as Mrs. Taylor, (no relation) jumped to the ground and ran in fear. The lady, who was in the lead, scrambled out of harm's way but Mrs. Emma Taylor was run down by the auto which passed over her body and than went over an embankment. The chauffeur ran to assist her and her clothing was torn into shreds. She was helped to a neighboring house and later removed to the Ingle Lodge. At first it was thought she was not seriously hurt, but later it was learned that she was hurt internally.

(Note...Emma Reoux Taylor recovered and sued the Glens Falls Automobile Co. who owned the offending vehicle to recover damages for personal injuries in March, 1912 and the trial was to be held at the next term of the Supreme Court at Lake George. I have yet to discover how it all turned out. I also do not know what happened to Mr. Taylor as Emma, who died nine years later in 1920 at the age of 36 years, was married to Lawrence Earl Ross, according to her gravestone in the back east side of the Warrensburgh Cemetery. Can anyone tell me more of her story?)

Fatal trip to Warrensburgh

John T. Rice, one of the foremost citizens of Corinth, died at the home of his son, Philip E. Rice of Warrensburgh. He arrived on Saturday morning, coming from North Creek where he was taken ill. A physician was summoned to the Rice home who found his patient suffering from pleurisy as the result of a severe cold contracted while on a business trip to the northern towns. Pneumonia developed, a counsel of doctors was summoned and a trained nurse was engaged. He grew no better and his symptoms became alarming. He died the next morning.

Vote on this Story by clicking on the Icon


Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Sign in to comment