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Turning Back the Pages

New insurance building opens

The “Old and Tried” Glens Falls Insurance Company is now established in its magnificent new home at Monument Square, Glens Falls, having been completed on June 25, 1913. The removal of the equipment from the City Hall, where the temporary offices were maintained during the erection, has been completed.

In other news, former County Treasurer John Bazinet has purchased the Bijou movie theatre in Glens Falls.

Up, up and away

Several aeroplane flights will be given in Glens Falls in connection with the auction sale of lots on Sherman Avenue. The flights will be given by a licensed pilot of the Thomas Brothers Aeroplane Company in the afternoon of each day of the sale, June 18 to 21, 1913 inclusive. This is the first time that many people of this vicinity have had to see a flying machine in action.

Girl dies, town grieves

Miss Corabel Bissell, 26, daughter of Charles D. Bissell, died at the home of her parents on King Street, Warrensburgh. The deceased was a student of the Albany Normal College and was to graduate Monday, June 30, 1913 at the head of her class She had labored long and faithfully to reach her goal. About 3 weeks ago she was taken with typhoid fever. After being brought home she failed steadily until the end finally came.

Her funeral was held on Monday, the day she was to graduate which was also her birthday. Burial was in the Warrensburgh Cemetery.

Another tragic death occurred on King Street, June 11, 1913, when Elvira A. Fuller, 79, wife of M.H. Burt passed away after a week’s illness of cerebral pneumonia. She was stricken while alone in the house and was found by her husband, lying unconscious on the floor, when he returned home at a late hour.

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

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