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He was the sole support of an aged mother who was nearly prostrated by the news of his death. There was no evidence of suicide or foul play and it is believed the young man stumbled and struck his head and rolled into the canal while unconscious.

Mother Nature kills two men

During a severe electrical storm in the vicinity of Port Henry on the afternoon of July 29, 1913, two persons were killed by lightning. One of the victims was George Wilkinson who ran the ferry at Crown Point and the other was an Italian man, employed by the railroad near Moriah, who had been in the country only four months.

Bakers Mills news

All of the young men of Bakers Mills have gone north to work where they are being paid better than $2 a day which leaves help for getting in the hay pretty scarce.

In other news, Mrs. Richard A. Hudnut, of New York City passed through Bakers Mills July 19, 1913 followed by a retinue of servants on the way to Foxlair Camp. (Note: Richard A. Hudnut was a millionaire perfume magnate from New York city who created the Foxlair estate, an empire which no longer exists, starting before 1900 in Oregon, a section of Bakers Mills. His first wife was Evelyn Beals, the granddaughter of Hannibal Hamlin, Abraham Lincoln’s vice-president. She died in 1917. His second wife was Winifred de Wolf. Her daughter, Natacha Rambova, was the wife of movie star, Rudolph Valentino. Richard Hudnut died in 1928 in France.)

Finders keepers

Isaac Berkowitz, a Glens Falls junk dealer, while smashing a cookstove he bought for old iron, found a tin can containing $100 in bills which had been concealed in a cavity under the oven. Berkowitz couldn’t remember where he bought the stove and isn’t straining his brain trying to remember.

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

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