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Mr. Hill would have been 73 years old in August and had been a resident of Warrensburgh since boyhood. He was a carpenter by trade and was known for his skill and honesty. He leaves a widow, three sons, Walter, Bertram and Jay and a daughter, Mrs. Ambrose Griffin, all of Warrensburgh. His funeral was held at the Baptist Church.

Bad luck strikes butcher

Hubert Carroll conducts a meat market in Indian Lake and while closing the door one night recently he stumbled and pushed his left hand through the glass portion of the door. The arteries of his wrist were severed and but for the timely aid of Drs. Bonesteel and Stevenson, the injured man would have bled to death. He is under treatment at the Albany Hospital.

Local herb healer dies

George Henry Newton, 72, formerly of Horicon, died April 17, 1911 at the home of his son, Albert James Newton in Schenectady. He was born May 10, 1839 in Fort Ann but he spent most of his life in our area. He was twice married.

The deceased was a veteran of the Civil War having served in Colonel Chrysler's regiment. He was a cousin of the late Dr. Ira Frazier, a herbalist of Horicon and Lansingburgh, who was famous for his extensive knowledge of roots and herbs. This talent also seemed natural to Mr. Newton and people often came many miles to receive his aid and advise in cases of illness. He was noted for his generosity and no matter who sought his aid at any time of the day or night, he was there to offer his liberal response.

Griffing homestead spruces up

The Griffing homestead is undergoing extensive improvements preparatory to its occupancy this summer by the owners, Grace C. Merrill and her father, Dr. Cyrus S. Merrill of Albany. Hardwood floors are being laid by James Hall in all rooms in the first story and the building is being painted, inside and out by John J. Archer and Herbert March.

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