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When he was 73 years old he went on horseback to Arlington, Vt. to visit the family of his eldest daughter, Jane Empey. On July 10, 1807 he preached a sermon there at a Methodist meeting in a school house and after giving a “impassioned exhortation,” he sat down, said “And may this be our happy lot in heaven,” and died. David was first interred in Cambridge but his grandson later exhumed his remains and brought them back to be buried in the Methodist Cemetery at Johnsburgh Corners. The David Noble who gave away the piece of calico and furnished much of the early history of those by-gone days was his grandson, the son of Archibald Noble.)

A sad young life ended

Discouraged by ill health and believing that he was a burden to his relatives, William Scott, 28, committed suicide by cutting his throat with a razor March 15, 1912, at his home on Union St., Glens Falls.

The young man was badly crippled by rheumatism and had been troubled with tubercular knee since early childhood. He was of a cheerful disposition, however, and his act was a great surprise and shock to his relatives and friends. The body was found by his mother before life became extinct but death ensued before she could summon assistance.

Painful March weather

Plenty of snow, blustery winds and lots of drifts is the record for the beginning days of March. Last week we had an old-fashioned blizzard. The roads were nearly blockaded for two days and were almost impossible to navigate until they were plowed out.

We have heard old folks say that it has been so cold that it would freeze hair on a dog. It was so cold March 4, 1912 that a man had his hair frozen stiff when he only went to the door to empty water from the wash basin. That day the mercury stood at 28 degrees below zero. Ice 18 inches thick is being cut from the Dunn Mill Pond in Wevertown to stock icehouses.

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

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