Turning Back The Pages

•100 Years Ago – Oct. 1911•

Photo of the albino deer, shot in 1907

Photo of the albino deer, shot in 1907

Just one hundred years ago, September, 1911, Manzer bought E.A. Moore’s residence property on Upper Main Street and moved in as soon as many necessary repairs were made and the tenant, Philo Reynolds had moved his family out and into Selah Reynolds’ house on King Street Addition.

Kid Manzer in his later years was a steady golf player at the Queen Village Club course where he won several trophies. He was also a loyal and steadfast member of the Odd Fellows’ Lodge. Kid was 85 years old when he died in March of 1958 at the home of his nephew in Essex Junction, Vermont and he was buried here on the new west side of the Warrensburgh Cemetery.

In honor of Kid Manzer and the other eager Bear Waller hunters who took such delight in pursuing fleet footed deer at the turn of the century, there will be a special exhibit at the Warrensburgh Museum of Local History starting on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011 with many great photos and artifacts from that era, centered around hunting and the club.

Barber shop debate

The current topic of discussion among the customers and those who just like to hang out at Kid Manzers barber shop is quite a brain twister. The heavy question being debated concerns an old man of fifty and a young man of twenty-eight, both widowers. The young man has a step-daughter of thirty-eight years old that he married to the older gentleman and in return takes the old man’s daughter for a wife. The question is, what relation are these four people to each other? There are many opinions but an answer has not as of yet been satisfactory decided upon.

Odd Fellows crack down on vice

Hotel-keepers holding saloon licenses are barred from the Odd Fellows’ order by action taken at the meeting of the Sovereign Grand Lodge in session in Indianapolis in October, 1911. Saloon keepers have been barred for some time. The new order affecting hotel men applies only to the future applicants for membership. A resolution was also adopted prohibiting smoking in the lodge rooms during sessions.

Contact correspondent Jean Hadden at jhadden1@nycap.rr.com or 623-2210.

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