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Prominent doctor dies of stroke

Dr. Gilbert H. Aldrich, 57, died the morning of Feb. 21, 1911 at his home in Stony Creek as a result of a paralytic stroke sustained Jan. 22, 1911.

Dr. Aldrich was born in Thurman, son of Squire Daniel and Catherine Aldrich who had a family of six children. They moved to Warrensburgh so their sons might have the best educational advantages by attending the celebrated Warrensburgh Academy, the best school in the locality.

After completing his time there he took up the study of medicine, reciting to his brother, the late Dr. William D. Aldrich. He graduated with honors from Dartmouth College in the class of 1877 and settled into the former medical practice of his brother, in Stony Creek. A month later he married Miss Sarah L. Lewis, daughter of the late Gardner T. Lewis of Warrensburgh and they lived happily there for 33 years.

Dr. Aldrich was in politics an uncompromising Democrat and in 1879 he was elected Town Clerk. For five successive years he was supervisor of Stony Creek and Chairman of the Board for two years. He was president of the Warren County Medical Society.

Dr. Aldrich is survived by his widow and an adopted son, Edmund E. Aldrich. Burial is in the Warrensburgh Cemetery.

Banker blames wife's extravagance

Clayton J. Barber, bookkeeper of the First National Bank of Glens Falls, was sentenced to 7 and 1/2 years in federal prison for making false entries in the books to cover up defalcations extending over 15 years. He told the court that the extravagance of his wife caused his downfall and caused him to spend money far beyond his salary.

Son buys father's homestead

Andrew Lackey of Johnsburgh went to Glens Falls March 8, 1911 and bought from the estate of his father, William Lackey late of that city, the old homestead and personal property at Johnsburgh, paying therefore $1,500. The entire estate of the deceased is worth about $30,000.

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