Turning Back the Pages

Miles Thomas died Aug. 14, 1886 and Sarah went on living in her beloved home with her son, Albert and his family until her painful death. Her funeral was held in this historic house June 9, 1911, the day she was taken to the Warrensburgh cemetery. She was the great-grandmother of state Assemblyman Harry A. Reoux of Warrensburgh.

Prominent couple married

The beautiful home of Mrs. C. Fred Wheeler on Fourth Avenue was the scene of the first brilliant Warrensburgh wedding of the season on June 7, 1911. In the presence of a happy gathering of relatives, Miss Adele Wheeler became the bride of Bertram Elwood Murray, one of Warrensburgh's most popular young men. They were married in a room made gay with many flowers in front of the big bay window. Mrs. Robert L. Carter played the wedding march and pretty little Caroline Wheeler was the flower girl. The Rev. W.S. Warren of the Baptist Church conducted the ceremony. Miss Wheeler wore a handsome gown of ivory Duchess lace. She carried a bouquet of white roses and lilies of the valley.

Murray is the Warren County superintendent of highways and the son of Warrensburgh Postmaster Robert Murray. After their honeymoon, the happy couple will live on Fourth Avenue.

Civil War veterans gather

Captain M. N. Dickinson of Warrensburgh left June 7, 1911 for Niagara Falls to attend the state encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic. The captain has been present at every annual state encampment since 1885. (Note: The remarkable life and times of Captain Myron Nelson Dickinson, born in 1829, was detailed in this column in April 2, 2011.)

Death in the news

Mary Ronan, 43, wife of Timothy Murphy of Wevertown, died at her home June 3, 1911. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Annie and Helen and two sons, Francis and James. She was buried in the Catholic cemetery in North Creek.

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