•100 Years Ago - January, 1910•

There is another interesting connection. Truman Brown had a brother, Nathaniel Brown and four sisters. One of the girls, Sarah Brown married Miles Thomas, a school teacher from Bolton. After he became a successful Warrensburgh merchant, in 1873 he built a house for his bride which is today the Warrensburg Senior Citizens Center and Chamber of Commerce building on Main St. "From its pain-wracked tenement of clay Death released the soul" of this lady in 1911 when she died in that house. Miles and Sarah Thomas were the great-grandparents of state Assemblyman Harry Reoux, who lived, on the corner of Main and Hackensack streets until he died in 1968.

Truman C. Brown is buried in the Warrensburg Cemetery beside his first wife, Augusta French. He died in 1928.

Thus is our tale of 222 years of Warrensburg history. Time is still marching along and creating new stories every day.

Bone-chilling tragedy

Clayton Jackson of South Glens Falls and Brooklyn residents Thomas McTiernan and James Doherty met with a great tragedy in Utica.

Doherty was killed instantly when the trio was hit by a light train engine. Jackson's legs were cut off and he regained consciousness about 15 minutes after the accident and seeing that his legs had been amputated, he removed his shoe laces and bound his legs to stop the flow of blood. He saw that one of his companions had been killed and the other unconscious, whereupon he rolled over and over to a switchman's shanty, nearly a third of a mile distant. From there he and McTiernan were rushed to a hospital. McTiernan died the next day but Jackson is expected to recover.

Death in the news

Johannah Donovan, 71, the sister of Jerry Donovan, died at her home in North Caldwell. She had been sorely afflicted with rheumatism for a number of years and death was caused by heart failure. The funeral was held at St. Cecilias' Church, Warrensburgh.

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