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In May 1912, Richard Whitby moved his family to Minneapolis to live with his son Percy. He died there Nov. 11, 1917. I congratulate my good friend John Hastings for helping to keep history alive in our remarkable town for generations to come.

News near and far

On May 20, 1912 in Chestertown and other northern towns, there was a snowstorm in the morning followed by rain in the afternoon. This is the latest date for a snowfall in the memory of elderly local citizens.

Classified ad: Wanted, a wife by a young man of good habits and in comfortable circumstances. A blonde preferred. Good home promised to right party. Address all letters to “Personal,” Indian Lake, New York.

W.S. Codman of Pottersville made his first trip of the season with his meat wagon, May 7, 1912. Some of the students at the Stone Bridge School are suffering from mumps. John Gates and wife are domiciled in their new house across the road from his blacksmith shop in Diamond Point.

Mrs. Ada West, 74, is dead at Glens Falls. She was the mother of 19 children, 13 of whom are now living. Her first son was born when she was 18 years old. She is survived by 21 grandchildren.

Floyd L. Minor, whose store was burned on Feb. 22, 1912, has rebuilt the cellar wall and has the frame nearly completed for a new building in Bakers Mills. Two valuable cows owned by John H. Lockwood died recently from poisoning caused by eating pokeweed in the pasture.

Zalman Hall has sold his farm on Harrington Hill near Viele Pond to Louis E. Reoux of Warrensburgh. Mr. Hall and his wife are now camping in a tent about four miles south of Lake George. He is employed on the state road between Lake George and Luzerne.

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

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