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Turning Back the Pages 6-12-10

Recent deaths in the news

Alfred L. Edwards, 74, of New York, died back in Feb. 23, 1910 at the home of Mrs. Ellen Gillingham in Athol. He was a lawyer and a man of exceptional literary ability, but he preferred to live a quiet life and therefore spent much of his time at the Gillingham farm house.

Amelia D. Newcomb died April 21, 1910 of heart disease and dropsy at the home of Cynthia Haight, Hudson Street. She was the oldest resident in Warrensburgh, her age being 93 years and 21 days. She is survived by one daughter, Alma Bennett of Downey, Ca.

(Note...Alma Bennett was the aunt of world famous aviator Floyd Bennett. She died in California 17 days after her mother passed away.)

News around Warrensburgh

Nelson DuFresne has sold his house and lot in Glens Falls and moved his family back to Warrensburgh. They are occupying David Rothschild's house on King St. Mr. DuFresne is the superintendent of J.P. Baumann & Sons' laundry at the local shirt factory in Warrensburgh.

Fred R. Mixter is building a veranda with a bell gable on the east end of his residence on lower Main St., Warrensburgh. The roofed portico will be supported by iron pillars on rubble stone foundations, an attractive feature to the home. (Note: This is the stone building across from Warren Ford on Main St.)

The spacious grounds surrounding Lewis Thomson's new residence on upper Main St. are being graded under the superevision of R.J. Maloney of Glens Falls. (This residence is today the Cornerstone Victorian Bed and Breakfast.)

W.E. Lawrence, a Glens Falls architect, was in town looking over the proposed new quarters of Warrensburgh Masonic Lodge in the Woodward block. The rooms will be handsomely appointed and modernly equipped. (Note: this brick building eventually burned and was later rebuilt.)

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