Turning Back The Pages

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.


LAKEVILLE — W.H. Judd is now again installed in his barber shop in the basement of the Smith building, which has been restored and repainted after being damaged by fire. The building now presents a very neat appearance.


The recent heavy rains have greatly improved the water supplies in this part of the country.


LAKEVILLE — John Neville is wearing his right arm in a sling owing to an injury received while cranking a car last Saturday.


Me and Gott have dissolved partnership and Bill is wondering what has become of his junior partner.


50 years ago — November 1968

The theft and slaughter of a prize $1,000 bull from the Lakeville farm of James P. Meehan was revealed this week with the arraignment of a New York State farmhand on a charge of being a fugitive from Connecticut. Another suspect is still sought in the case, the first cattle-killing crime reported in the northwest corner of Connecticut in more than 15 years.


SHARON — Firemen were called to the home of Mrs. T. Skouras last week when her car caught fire. The car caught fire when the wheels were spun in a sustained attempt to get it out of a snow bank. It was demolished.


The Board of Selectmen of Cornwall have been notified that there will be a public hearing Nov. 27 at 10 a.m. in Hartford before the Public Utilities Commission to close the two railroad stations in Cornwall. The waiting rooms at neither the Cornwall Bridge nor West Cornwall stations have been used for passenger service for a number of years.


CANAAN — Mr. and Mrs. G. Wilbur Stowe will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house at Pilgrim House on Tuesday Nov. 26 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. All friends are welcome to attend.


25 years ago — November 1993

CANAAN — The State Police Troop B barracks here has a new commander, its seventh since 1988. Lt. David Werner, who began his police career at the Canaan barracks, returned last week to replace Lt. Ralph Carpenter who has been reassigned to the Department of Public Safety headquarters in Meriden.


Items were taken from past Lakeville Journal issues.