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Prize bull thrives in Thurman

J.E. Johnson of Warrensburgh is raising a fine blue-blooded Guernsey bull at his stock farm in North Thurman. He has received the bull and calves, Florodora's King and Ballet Glenda's Greta, which he bought two weeks ago from New Hampshire for his Meadowbrook Stock Farm. The bull was born May 8, 1910 and has a white spot on his forehead. The pedigrees of the cattle delivered to Mr. Johnson prove them to be of the purest blood and to be descended from some of the best butter makers of the Guernsey breed, of which there is none better.

They will be valuable additions to the Meadowbrook herd which now numbers nearly 40 of the finest cattle in the area. A new barn will be built on the farm this season to make additional room which is badly needed.

(Note ... Jacob E. Johnson was born in Thurman on Oct. 15, 1853, the son of Sanford W. Johnson and he moved to Warrensburgh in 1866 with his family to attend the prestigious Warrensburgh Academy. With the Civil War finally over, the year 1866 was the start of great building and prosperity in America.When his father died in 1890, Jacob inherited one-fourth interest in the lumber manufacturing firm of A.C. Emerson & Co., which made him a rich man. The stock farm in Thurman had been in the Johnson family since 1792 and Jacob took great interest in raising Guernsey and Jersey cattle there.

Jacob E. Johnson was married on November 29, 1898 to Miss Helen "Nellie" Crandall, daughter of businessman Thomas H. Crandall of Warrensburgh. She died two years later leaving no children.)

Former academy principal dies

Thomas Hoxie Hall, 72, of Pownal, Vt., who will be well remembered by the older residents of Warrensburgh, died at his home. He was principal of the old Warrensburgh Academy in 1865 and 1866. Mr. Hall was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention that nominated President Grover Cleveland. He held many offices in Warrensburgh and was high in Masonic orders. His burial took place on March 26, 1911 in Vermont.

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