Grim Reaper defeats a good man | Turning Back the Pages

•100 years ago - Dec., 1913•

Town notable happy with new leg

Henry Ashe, proprietor of the Agricultural Hotel, who had his right leg amputated above the knee last spring on account of blood poison in his foot, has had the member replaced by an artificial limb made by the Winkfield Artificial Limb Co., of Minneapolis, Minn.

It is as perfect a leg as can be made by man up to the present time, having a knee and ankle joints which can be operated by the wearer at will. “Hank” says he is much pleased with the new contraption.

Warren House gala held

At the Warren House, Saturday evening, Nov. 29, 1913, Maurice O’Connor, the genial and popular proprietor, entertained at dinner 14 of Warrensburgh’s prominent men, simply as a friendly testimonial of his esteem for a small number of his tried and true friends.

Those present were Hon. L.W. Emerson, Senator James A. Emerson, Supervisor Milton N. Eldridge, John G. Smith, County Superintendent of Highways Bertram E. Murray, Louis E. Reoux, Andrew Reidy, Thomas O’Connor, J.A. Woodward, J.M. Somerville, Hart Joseph, Berry W. Woodward and W. Osborne.

The course dinner was prepared under the direct supervision of Mrs. O’Connor and was of the well-known Warren House quality.

Grim Reaper defeats a good man

Relentless death is no respecter of persons. Time and place may not be chosen for his dread visit. Even in scenes of joy his presence is ever near, in palace or hovel he obtrudes his grim visage. In the joyous holiday time, when good cheer prevails on every hand, he has invaded our beautiful village and removed from our midst our good citizen, Lewis Thomson who has been prominently identified with Warrensburgh for many years and his familiar presence will be greatly missed. Mr. Thomson’s active life, covering a span of 60 years, was passed in this town and here by and through his great talent for business, his thrift and economy, he amassed a fortune estimated at nearly half a million dollars.

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