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Turning Back the Pages

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — January 1919

The Robbins Burrall Trust Co. have installed this week a Burroughs Ledger Posting and Statement machine. This machine, which is electrically operated, is the “last word in mechanical bookkeepers” and was purchased in order to keep up with the growing business of the company.

 

LIME ROCK — Some people are filling their ice houses from Gillette Pond. The ice is eleven inches thick.

 

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100 years ago — January 1919

SALISBURY — Miss Marguerite Marston, who has been visiting her brother in Canaan for the past week, has returned home.

 

LIME ROCK — Miss Margaret Hubbard was in Great Barrington over Sunday.

 

SALISBURY — Mr. Howard Aller of Phoenix, Ariz., spent the weekend at the Congregational parsonage.

 

LIME ROCK — Mr. Bradley dug some parsnips from his garden on Tuesday.

 

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100 years ago — January 1919
CANAAN — Charles Dutcher has entered the employ of the William L. Gilbert Clock Co. in Winsted.
 
SALISBURY — Stanley Sherwood has given up his position in Torrington and is now employed at the Holley Mfg. Co.
 
CANAAN — A.P. Briggs has sold his livery business to Maurice Paviol, who has taken possession.
 

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100 years ago — January 1919

LAKEVILLE — The lake closed up for the first time this year on Saturday night.

 

SALISBURY — Miss Priscilla Goddard has gone to Waterbury to take up canteen work.

 

LAKEVILLE — The flag in the Park has been at half mast owing to the death of Former President Roosevelt.

 

LIME ROCK — Francis Dean, seven-year-old son of M. Dean, broke his leg Monday morning while sliding.

 

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100 years ago — 1919

LIME ROCK — Miss Yerkes has resigned her position as teacher in the school.

 

Goldwyn Pictures are now beginning their second year and are shown in the most exclusive houses of the country. Goldwyn releases but one picture a week and the entire organization is directed on making that picture the best it is possible to produce.

 

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100 years ago — December 1918

SALISBURY — Mrs. George H. Belcher Jr. has been in Hartford this week, owing to the operation which Mr. Belcher underwent for appendicitis last Monday.

 

LIME ROCK — The Ladies are to meet at the Casino on Thursday afternoon to do Red Cross work. Everybody is welcome.

 

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100 years ago — December 1918

SALISBURY — William Parsons is the new clerk at Dickinson’s Drug Store.

 

Major Joseph Bidleman Bissell, the noted surgeon and radium specialist, died Monday at his home, 46 West 55th St., New York, in his 60th year. He had been ill only three days, and had come home for Thanksgiving from Fort McHenry, near Baltimore, Md., where he had been chief surgeon and had contracted infection of the blood.

 

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100 years ago — November 1918

SALISBURY — Fred Seeley has resigned his position  at Dickinson’s Drug Store.

 

LAKEVILLE — H.L. Barnett attended the Sunday School convention in Winsted on Tuesday.

 

Fire at the Ore Hill school house last Thursday evening at about 6:30 did some slight damage to the wing of the building. The Lakeville Fire Co. were called out and the prompt use of extinguishers put out the blaze before it had gained much headway.

 

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100 years ago — November 1918

SALISBURY — Mr. and Mrs. Edwin R. Smith and son Andrew started Monday on a trip to the South.

 

LIME ROCK — Sympathy is extended to Miss Harriet Fenton who is ill with scarlet fever.

 

SALISBURY — Mrs. Grace Baldwin has purchased a five-passenger Reo automobile of A.S. Martin.

 

Fred Seeley has sold his car to Monroe Bailey.

 

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100 years ago — November 1918

SALISBURY — The ground was white with about an inch of snow at Plantain Pond Wednesday morning.

 

An impromptu celebration was held at Salisbury on Monday evening in honor of the cessation of hostilities. At 8:30 a big bon fire was set off in the street in front of the Congregational Church, and the ex-Kaiser was burned in effigy. Patriotic songs were sung, and groups of young people paraded, blowing horns and cheering.