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He had spent most of his life in Johnsburgh and he was a good businessman and a good citizen. He lived 3 miles from the Johnsburgh Church and was seldom ever absent from any service. He is survived by a son, George Putnam and two daughters, Mrs. Albert Armstrong and Mrs. Noble Armstrong, all of Johnsburgh. Burial was in the Wesleyan Cemetery.

Warrensburgh news

“The Southland Serenaders,” a troupe of talented, colored jubilee singers, will appear at Music Hall on Thursday evening, Dec. 12, 1912 for the benefit of the Warrensburgh Cadet Band. A large turnout is expected.

Lewis Thomson, one of Warrensburgh’s best known citizens, was operated upon by Dr. Harvey of Troy at the Samaritan Hospital in that city on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 1912. The operation was a serious one and Mr. Thomson’s recovery is expected to be slow. He is doing as well as can be expected. (Note…Lewis Thomson was one of the wealthiest self -made men in Warrensburgh. His home was the 27 room mansion he had built in 1906 which is today called “The Cornerstone Victorian,” on Main Street. Lewis Thomson died in 1913.)

Scott B. Smith, the local real estate agent, has affected a sale of the Aldrich residence property on Hudson Street, to Orley Hazelton, who will take possession May 1, 1913. The price was $2,000.

William Liman of Boston and Miss Mary Smith, a life long resident of Chester and Warrensburgh, were married Sunday evening, Oct. 20, 1912.

News roundabout

A Thanksgiving dance was given by the new landlord of the Wevertown Hotel. A little daughter arrived Nov. 19, 1912 at the home of Joseph Martin in Riparius.

Thanksgiving night, at Sodom, a little son of Edson Kathan secured some matches and going into an out building, set fire to some papers. A big blaze was soon underway and five men worked strenuously for some time to put it out.

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