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Wedding bells are ringing

Word has been received that Dennis Bennett of Los Angeles, and Miss Mary Gordon of Downey, California were married Jan. 13, 1912. Bennett was formerly a resident of Warrensburgh. His first wife, who accompanied him to California some twenty years ago, has been dead for about two years (No: Dennis Bennett was the uncle of famous Warrensburgh aviator Floyd Bennett who flew Admiral Richard Byrd over the North Pole on May 29, 1926 in a three-motored airplane known as the Josephine Ford. Floyd’s father was Wallace Bennett.)

George Town and Miss Anna Duell were married at Chestertown on Feb. 21, 1912 by the Rev. Thomas Bellringer.

Charles Sexton and Mrs. Ella Duell, both of Hague, were married Saturday evening, Feb. 24, 1912.

Mrs. Anna Dietz, formerly of Stony Creek, was married to Leon Hall of Johnstown on March 20, 1912.

Hanford Gregory and Miss Gladys Ormsby, both of Horicon, were married there Thursday, April 4, 1912.

Claude Hayes and Miss Goldie Raymond of Horicon were married Saturday, April 6, 1912.

The marriage of Arnold Scripter of North Warrensburgh and Miss Laura McKee of Minerva was solemnized at the Baptist Church in Minerva on Easter morning, April 7, 1912, right after the Easter service.

Minister’s mother dies

Mrs. Flora W. Smith Purdy, 69, died Monday morning, April 8, 1912 at the rectory of the Church of the Holy Cross, Warrensburgh, where she resided with her son, the Rev. Guy Harte Purdy. Death was caused by a shock following acute stomach trouble.

Tragedy recollected

Henry Phillips was at one time a resident of dear old Glens Falls and he came back there for a visit recently. During the season of 1893 he conducted a hotel on Lake George.

The terrible tragedy of 1893 is recalled by the fact that his boat, The Rachel, went down and a dozen persons lost their lives. They were on their way to a ball down the lake. How time flies!

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

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