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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

Pretty autumn weddings

Exactly at noon, Oct. 11, 1911, Miss Charlotte Bowyer and Ralph A. Vetter, son of Fred Vetter, were united in marriage by the Rev. J.M. Corum at the home of ex-Sheriff and Mrs. William W. Bowyer in Chestertown. The bride wore a beautiful gown of silk marquisette over white satin, trimmed with baby Irish lace and she carried a shower bouquet of bride’s roses. Attendant Miss Sarah Bowyer, sister of the bride, was gowned in white voile. Louis Potter was best man. After an automobile trip through the Adirondacks, the couple will reside in Chestertown.

In other news, James Riley of Hudson Falls and Miss Jennie Russell, daughter of M. Russell of Lake George, were married Oct. 25, 1911 at the Baptist Church in Glens Falls. Miss Marion Cowlbeck was maid of honor and Hugh Russell was best man.

Good fortune comes from afar

E. Lyndale Whitby, Esq., who died recently at his home in Voevil, England, left behind a fortune of $150,000 which, according to his will, is to be divided among his five children. Oliver R. Whitby of Glens Falls, formerly of Warrensburgh, is the eldest son and R.J. Whitby, also of Glens Falls and a former resident of Warrensburgh, is a brother of the deceased.

Hotel changes hands

Elmer S. Dunlap, formerly proprietor of the Dunlap Hotel at North River, which was destroyed by fire on March 17, 1909, has leased the Wevertown Hotel for five years with the privilege of buying it at any time during that period. Mr. Dunlap assumed the management of the house on Oct. 1, 1911 and is in the process of having it thoroughly overhauled and refurnished. He has been a landlord for some twenty years and knows how to please the traveling public.

North Thurman news

Mr. Peadore, a young gentleman from the city who is boarding with Mrs. Helen Potter at The Glen, got lost in the woods on Portridge Mountain on Sunday afternoon, but finally found his way out near Thurman.

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

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