Login

Turning Back the Pages

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — July 1919

LAKEVILLE — M.E. Snow of Norfolk has been appointed gasoline inspector in this section.

 

SHARON — Meredith Gillette is assisting at G.B. Klobe’s store during the summer.

 

CANAAN — Mrs. H.L. Ross has been visiting her sister in Bethel.

 

LAKEVILLE — Captain Theodore Kenyon and bride are occupying W.H. Kenyon’s residence on Main Street while the latter with his family is away on an extended auto tour.

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — 1919

John Roebuck, age 63, a well known farmer of this section, met a tragic fate Saturday afternoon, being killed by an angry bull. The shock to the family was very great and to Mr. Roebuck’s many friends as well. The bull had always been gentle, and had given no previous trouble, a fact which doubtless caused Mr. Roebuck to be taken totally unawares.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Scoville will entertain about 150 of their friends at a dance at their home in Taconic tomorrow night.

 

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — June 1919

CANAAN — William Blass with the 301st engineers has arrived at Boston from overseas.

 

SHARON — Mrs. W.E. Hotaling continues to improve after her recent operation in Brooklyn.

 

LIME ROCK — Mrs. Curtiss who is in the Winsted Hospital is gaining slowly and at this writing is able to sit up an hour daily.

 

A fine hay crop is reported throughout this section and farmers are already beginning to gather it.

 

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — June 1919

SALISBURY — Howard Select, pitching for the Yale Varsity nine against Fordham, Decoration Day! held his opponents to three hits in ten innings.

 

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — May 1919

SALISBURY — William Dempsey, our genial plumber, is out once more after being confined to the house with a severe cold.

 

LAKEVILLE — A new cement platform is being constructed in front of Roberts’ store to replace the wooden one.

 

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — May 1919

SALISBURY — The Connecticut Power Co. has put a Reo truck in local service. Part of a large tree at J.S. Perkins’ fell Monday morning without the slightest warning, carrying down the telephone and electric light wires. It is thought the tree was weakened by the severe wind storm that caused so much damage in March.

 

The work on the new state road has been started at the railroad bridge. The big steam roller is already on the job. 

 

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — May 1919

SALISBURY — Mrs. Wm. Washington Jr. has moved his household effects to Winsted.

 

LIME ROCK — Mrs. C.W. Barnum is out of town for a few days this week.

 

LAKEVILLE — James Morgan is wearing his left arm in a sling owing to a broken wrist caused by the breaking of a plank over which he was wheeling a barrow load of cement at Dufour’s new garage.

 

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — May 1919

SALISBURY — Hamlet Hill Farm has received a carload of Guernsey cows from Wisconsin. They arrived Tuesday.

 

CANAAN — Dr. and Mrs. Irving F. Barnes motored from Oyster Bay last week and visited at Henry Barnes’. Mrs. Eugene T. Rowe returned home with them to spend a few days.

 

SALISBURY — Miss Lucy Reed has gone to Pennsylvania, where she has secured a good position.

 

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — 1919

SALISBURY — Alexander Suydam, who has been very ill with bronchitis, is greatly improved and is able to be up and around the house.

 

CANAAN — Nathan Blodgett has been transferred to Maybrook, N.Y., but his family will remain in Canaan for the present.

 

The telephone force have all received a substantial increase in wages. Within a few days it will be known to what extent phone rates have been increased.

 

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — April 1919

SALISBURY — William Everts Flint of West Cornwall spent Easter with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W.P. Everts.

 

Don’t forget the W.O.W. dance at Salisbury tonight. A jitney will run from The Hub at nine o’clock, 30 cts. round trip. Music by Kegler and Keenan of Canaan.

 

SALISBURY — Fred Seeley has sold his car to Mr. J.S. Griggs.

 

LIME ROCK — Martin Merriman is ill with tonsillitis.