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Turning Back The Pages

•100 Years Ago – October 1911•

I chuckle when I recall the full-scale war former Warrensburg Supervisor Charlie Hastings waged many years ago with the beaver colony who resided near the town reservoir on Alden Avenue that had no intention of giving up their territory.)

Deaths in the news

Alphonso Brown, 83, a life-long resident of Lake George, died Sept. 27, 1911. He held the esteem of his fellow townsmen. He was a stanch Democrat and a genial and large hearted man. Many poor families in town and vicinity have had cause to rejoice that of his abundance he gave willingly and freely. Burial was in the village cemetery.

Mrs. Kate Mason, 72, a native of Warrensburgh, having been born here on July 13, 1839, died Oct. 16, 1911 at her home in Lone Wolf, Oklahoma after an illness of a year and a half. She married J.M. Mason in Michigan July 4, 1870 and they had five children, four of whom died in infancy. One daughter, Mrs. Cora Whittington survives. Mrs. Mason was a noble, lovable and Christian woman.

Mrs. Clara Varnum, 42, wife of Walter Varnum, died Oct. 18, 1911 at her home in Glens Falls. She was the mother of Myra L. Dickinson. Burial was in the Glens Falls Cemetery.

Abdon A. Burdick, 83, a former resident of Thurman, died Oct. 23, 1911 at the home of his son, Delbert E. Burdick on Bay Road, Glens Falls. His other son, George E. Burdick lives in Thurman. He was buried in the Cameron Cemetery.

Area men take to the woods

The “Bear Waller” club will return Nov. 1, 1911 from hunting camp at Sawyer’s Clearing where they will have enjoyed a ten-day hunt. Nearly every member of the party was fortunate enough to get a shot at the fleet-footed creatures, and six deer will be brought home as proof of their straight shooting. (Note: In the Oct. 8 Adirondack Journal, the entire story of this remarkable hunting club was told.)

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

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