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Baby boy Allison Mark Langworthy, born   Jan. 24, 2012, survived that year’s cold winter in a cozy box in the family’s kitchen stove at their home on River St. in Warrensburgh. He’s the grandfather of Allison Apple, who still lives in town on Hudson St. with her husband Thomas and several of their children.

Baby boy Allison Mark Langworthy, born Jan. 24, 2012, survived that year’s cold winter in a cozy box in the family’s kitchen stove at their home on River St. in Warrensburgh. He’s the grandfather of Allison Apple, who still lives in town on Hudson St. with her husband Thomas and several of their children.

(Today, Hague has yet again a new supervisor. She is Edna Frasier, who took over the office from Dan Belden, who has been prominent in Hague town politics since 1971. Frasier was featured in the Feb. 4, 2012 edition of the Adirondack Journal. She is the sister of Eileen Frasier, owner of Seasons Bed & Breakfast in Warrensburgh. Also, note the controversy created when a politician holds a position on the school and town boards. In November, Warrensburg voters elected Linda Baker Marcella to the town board although she has been a member of the Warrensburg Central school board for years.)

Stork leaves little bundle

A baby boy, Allison Mark Langworthy, was born Jan. 24, 1912 to Frederick and Susan O’Leary Langworthy on River St. in Warrensburgh. The boy, who weighs only three and a half pounds, is the grandson of Lewis Langworthy. (Note: The baby was so small that he was kept in a box inside the oven of the kitchen stove to keep him warm. He was born in the house that is today immediately next door west of Spirits Tavern, called the Wayside Hotel in those days. He died in 1971. His daughter, Linda Apple, wife of Thomas Apple, lives today with her family at 49 Hudson St., Warrensburg.)

Minister heeds call

The Rev. Thomas O. Grieves, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Greenwich, has accepted a call to the Free Methodist Church at Lockport effective after the upcoming meeting of the Troy Conference. Rev. Grieves is well-known in this locality as an able preacher, sweet singer and firm temperance advocate.

(Note: The tragic story of Rev. Grieves and 8-year-old Mary McGinn, whom he accidentally ran over and killed in 1911 in Saratoga Springs with his powerful touring car, was told in this column in the May 21 and July 30, 2011 issue of the Adirondack Journal. This good man was inconsolable in his grief and sold his automobile, his cottage at Riverside campgrounds and all else he owned to raise $1,000 to compensate Mary’s bereaved family.)

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

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