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New tuberculosis asylum in North Creek

"The Gables," a building at North Creek owned by Dr. Lee Somerville, was erected by the late Dr. Thomas C. Durant who was at one time president of the Adirondack Railroad. The Warren County Board of Supervisors recently appropriated $10,000 for its purchase, the property to be used as a County Hospital for tubercular patients. (Note...In the mid-1860s, when Dr. Durant was vice-president of the Union Pacific Company, he is remembered for missing the hammer blow at the golden spike in ceremonies at Promontory Point, Utah. He was however, one of the great men of his day. He died in 1885 in North Creek.)

Stony Creek and thereabouts

Louis Bidwell and Miss Isabel Bidwell drove to Stony Creek to visit George Brown.

Charles Smith is stocking his sawmill near Stony Creek in Knowelhurst with logs from his mountain lot above Lester Lyng's place. The lot was nearly all burned two years ago.

Edgar Ordway has three sick horses. Dr. Pitcher, veterinary surgeon of Warrensburgh, has made one trip over there to see them.

(Note...Dr. Alfred J. Pitcher was supervisor of Warrensburgh from 1908 until 1911. He lived in the little house on Elm St. behind the present day Floyd Bennett bandstand.)

Prominent lady dies - a long time resident

Mrs. Emma Hayes, 83, widow of Halsey B. Hayes, died Dec. 15, 1910 of paralysis. She was born in Warrensburgh and spent her whole life here. She was the daughter of the late Joseph Bennett, a respected old settler of the town. Her husband died Feb. 20, 1894. They were parents to 10 children.

Emma Hayes resided with her granddaughter, Mrs. Nelson Dufresne. Full of years, loved by her children and grandchildren and esteemed and honored by a large circle of friends and acquaintances, this good woman has gone to receive the reward assured to those who truly serve the Lord as she has done. Since 1864 she has been a faithful communicant of the Church of the Holy Cross in Warrensburgh.

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