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Hurried man chokes on food, dies

Robert W. Johnson, head butcher for John Anderson Jr. at Newcomb, choked to death the afternoon of Jan. 4, 1912 while eating dinner at the Adirondack Hotel in North Creek. He was hurrying to catch a stage, which was waiting for him, when a piece of meat became lodged in his throat. The unfortunate man was hurried to the porch and every effort was made to remove the obstruction, but his suffering could not be relieved and in a few moments he fell lifeless.

The deceased was 60 and was a son of the late Col. William R. Johnson of Saratoga Springs. Burial was in the family plot at the Saratoga Greenridge Cemetery.

Festive party set for Queen Village

The first dance of 1912 at the Music Hall in Warrensburgh is announced for the evening of Jan. 3, 1912. “Jack” Curley will be in attendance with his two able assistant music-makers and a program of the latest hits to be rendered “Curley style.” The admission will be 75 cents for the fellows but the girls can get by with a quarter. Dancers who are foolish enough to stay away will miss a really good time! (Note: When you drive west on Adirondack Avenue toward Main St., roll down your window, listen carefully and you will be still be able to hear the echo of that distant music!)

Gala weddings held locally

Miss Genevieve Marion Bibby, daughter of Robert Bibby of North Creek and Harry Suprenant, son of Modeste Suprenant of Olmstedville, were married Dec. 26, 1911 at high noon at the home of the bride by the Rev. Bert S. Van Vlett of the Chester Baptist Church.

The couple will return from their wedding trip in two weeks to take up residence at North Creek.

Readers are welcome to contact Adirondack Journal correspondent Jean Hadden at jhadden1@nycap.rr.com or 623-2210.

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