Turning Back the Pages

Elizabeth Harrison was born at Northrop, Linconshire County, England on Aug. 20, 1835 and was married to Thomas C. Needham Nov. 29, 1852 in the Church of England at Eckelsfield, Yorkshire County. She came to America with her husband the following year and on March 6, 1853 settled in Thurman.

She became the mother of 11 children and she was a good wife and a loving mother, as well as a friend to everyone that came to her in sickness or trouble. Her ability as a nurse and midwife could not be excelled. She brought many little ones into the world and many eyes she closed in death. She will be missed.

News near and far

The city treasurer of Newport, Oregon swallowed a whistle when a child and recently had it removed from his throat because sometimes it whistled of itself in his sleep and woke him up.

Richard A. Hudnut and chauffeur of New York passed through Bakers Mills with his new automobile on his way to Fox Lair Camp. (Note…Richard Hudnut, owner of Fox Lair, was heir to the Hudnut cosmetic empire.)

Rev. Richard Palmer and Mrs. Orletta Cilley, both of Warrensburgh, were married in Glens Falls the evening, of July 23, 1912 at the home of Frank Palmer on Ridge St.

John Gamble died in Chestertown the morning of July 21, 1912 and his body was taken to New York by the Monday train.

Chicken pox is the prevailing disease among children in Johnsburgh and some adults are catching it also. Harlon Mead’s house in Igerna burned to the ground July 20, 1912.

Readers are welcome to contact Adirondack Journal correspondent Jean Hadden at jhadden1@nycap.rr.com or 6232-2210.

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