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100 years ago — August 1919

Nicholas Guzman, a full blood Filipino, is one of the workmen employed by Barnes and Osborn on the state road work. Nicholas speaks good English, has been in this country eight years and wants to locate in Lakeville as he likes it better here than any place he has visited yet.

 

LIME ROCK — Mr. Duncan who has been ill, is now able to be out and is soon to return to his duties.

 

SHARON — The H.B. Dakin Co. have improved their store with a new dress of paint.

Turning Back the Pages: August 8, 2019

100 years ago — August 1919

The Dr. William Bissell Hospital Fund, having been incorporated, is now ready to receive donations. Do not wait for a later “drive” to give; do not wait to be asked to give to so worthy a beneficence; but make your contribution at once. Mr. Wm. Kane is treasurer of the Fund, and will receive donations or subscriptions at the bank, or he will receive checks through the mail.

 

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100 years ago — 1919

SALISBURY — Miss Gladys Osborn will sever her connection with the local post office today. Clifford Cullen will fill the position of assistant left vacant by Miss Osborn.

 

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100 years ago — July 1919

Mrs. George R. Belcher of the Journal force is enjoying a week’s vacation.

 

LAKEVILLE — Archie Yaple of Winsted was in town Monday.

 

Agents from the Internal Revenue Office have been in town this week collecting the tax from drivers of jitney and livery cars. Every auto owner who transports passengers for hire is subject to the tax.

 

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100 years ago — July 1919

More than 16,000 horses in Connecticut were displaced by motor vehicles in the past decade, it was seen by figures obtained at the capitol. Statistics prepared in the office of Tax Commissioner William H. Corbin revealed that the horse population of the state dropped from 75,779 in 1908 to 59,737 last year, while records of the motor vehicle department showed that the number of horseless vehicles leaped from 7,895 to 95,650. Five automobiles appeared for every horse removed.

 

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.