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Judd S. Fish, 38, of Bolton died Sunday afternoon, Dec. 15, 1912 after only a few weeks illness. The deceased was formerly a student of the Warrensburgh High School.

William J. Chilson, father of Prof. John B. Chilson, principal of the Warrensburgh High School, died the night of Jan. 1, 1913 at his home in Luzerne after a long illness of stomach trouble. Prof. Chilson had been at his father’s bedside since Dec. 24, 1912 and was with him when he died. The deceased was a veteran of the Civil War. (Note…”Afflictions sore long time I bore. Physicians was in vain.”…1873 epitaph found in an old graveyard.)

Disease ravishes family

The typhoid fever has about ran its course in the family of Samuel Weller in Lewisville, Warrensburgh after afflicting them for two and a half months. Mr. Weller was first taken with the illness in September and before he recovered his wife became ill with the disease and a while later it attacked Evangeline, their daughter. She is currently making a slow recovery under the care of Dr. Allen Parker.

New marriage law

Bert Fry of Stony Creek and Miss Lillian Lanfear of Warrensburgh were married by the Rev. A.T. Murdock on Christmas day, Dec. 25, 1912 at the Methodist Episcopal parsonage in Stony Creek.

Applicants for marriage licenses will currently be required to give the name of the clergyman who is to perform the ceremony. The new law is that to not report a marriage performed to the Registrar of Vital Statistics will result in a stiff fine. (Note…What a blessing this was for scores of genealogists than yet unborn!)

Local news, near and far

The chief executioner of death in the winter and spring months is pneumonia and the season is well at hand.

On Sunday evening, Dec. 22, 1912, a load of people from Johnsburgh attended the revival meetings at Sodom.

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

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