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•100 Years Ago – Sept. 1911•

Roland Hack, 84, died Sept. 16, 1911 at his home in Stony Creek where he had lived many years and enjoyed the respect and esteem of the community. He is survived by four daughters and three sons. He was the brother of William Hack and Mrs. Sarah Bennett, both of Thurman. Internment was in the Fuller Cemetery.

Alvin Parker, of Indian Lake suffered a shock of paralysis Thursday and died Sept. 16, 1911 without regaining consciousness.

Lee Palmer, once postmaster of Hague, died at his home Sept. 23, 1911 after a long illness of paralysis. He leaves a widow.

Gertrude May, five-month-old daughter of Sandy Wallace of Pottersville, died Sept. 24, 1911 of Cholera Infantum.

Alphonso Brown, 83, lifelong resident of Lake George Village, died at his home on Sept. 27, 1911. He was formerly a well known hotel man, having conducted what is now known as the Carpenter House for years. He was also a prominent horseman some 25 years ago and raised the famous trotting stallion, Joe Brown, a local record-holder and the sire of many fine trotters. Brown is survived by three daughters and one son, Dolphus Brown of Lake George.

News roundabout

The severe frost that took place the week of Sept. 11, 1911 came as a surprise as the weather around that time was considered quite delightful. The chestnuts are beginning to fall already.

Norris Combs of North Thurman was received into the Baptist Church by immersion Sept. 17, 1911. The Rev. Edwin H. Hovey conducted the ceremonies.

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