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In other news, George Wood, 37, died Oct. 28, 1911 after a brief illness of Bright’s Disease at the home of his sister, Mrs. Walter Lilliebridge on King St., Warrensburgh. He was the second son of Edward Wood and is survived by his father, three sisters and five brothers. Internment was in the family plot in the Pottertown Cemetery just off The Glen Road.

Prodigal boy returns home

Burnis Combs, a young man from Warrensburgh of agreeable personality, keen mind and ready wit, arrived home Oct. 24, 1911 from an extended trip through the west and also in the south, where he visited New Orleans.

Young Combs, sometime before he was old enough to vote, developed a sure case of wanderlust, and with several companions he made a trip west. For months, he worked at his trade, expert shirt ironer, in St. Louis and before his return, he explored some of the large cities and towns in that area.

Early last summer, accompanied by Iman Cahill, he went to Indianapolis where both secured employment in a large laundry. This prodigal son has finally come home at last and will stay home with his Pa all this coming winter.

Man stricken at home

Albert H. Thomas was taken suddenly ill at his home on Main St. in Warrensburgh Sept. 20, 1911 while preparing to retire for the night. He was found unconscious by his bedside. Dr. Griffin was summoned and remained with him during the night. His condition was critical until the following Sunday when some improvement was noted. He has since been able to be around the house but has not yet fully recovered. (Note: Albert Thomas and his brother, Charles Thomas, who died in 1886, were the sons of Miles and Sarah Brown Thomas for whom the Senior Citizens House on Main Street today is presently named. This house, built in 1871, was for many years the home of Albert’s family as well as his mother, who died in the spring of 1911. Albert Thomas was the grandfather of Assemblyman Harry A. Reoux of Warrensburgh.)

Readers are welcome to contact Adirondack Journal correspondent Jean Hadden at jhadden1@nycap.rr.com or 623-2210.

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