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Turning Back the Pages

Big game in town

The North Creek High School baseball team is coming to Warrensburgh Saturday, June 10, 1911 to hand a "goose egg" to our local Maplewood team. They depend mostly upon their clever left-handed twirler, Stone, to deliver the said egg. Once already this season Stone struck out 22 men in one- two-three order. He hopes to repeat the performance here in our town but the Maplewood boys say, "Nay, nay, not for us." Stewart "Tootie" Farrar is pitching the ball and his support is right behind him.

Eternal rest ends suffering

From its pain-racked tenement of clay, death released the soul of Mrs. Sarah Thomas on June 6, 1911. The grim reaper, so universally dreaded, was welcomed by the weary sufferer who was well-prepared and longed for the eternal rest which the Master she had faithfully served has promised his servants.

Mrs. Thomas was taken ill in February of this year and has been constantly been getting worse, never leaving her bed, suffering from pleurisy and other complications.

(Note: Whenever I enter the Warrensburg Senior Citizen Center house I always feel the presence of this lady for whom the house was built in 1871 by her loving husband, Miles Thomas.)

Sarah Brown was born in Bolton, April 12, 1829 and was the daughter of Caleb Brown, who was born in Warrensburgh in 1788 and died in 1876. His wife died at the age of 89.

Sarah Brown was married on July 15, 1849 to Miles Thomas, a former Bolton school teacher who later became a prominent Warrensburgh merchant. They had two sons, Albert H. and Charles A. Thomas. Charles, age 32 years, died Dec. 31, 1885 and his son, Harry Thomas, age 23 years, died in 1900. Charles' widow, Ella Fuller went on to marry local banker, Lewis W. Emerson.

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