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100 years ago — May 1917

SHARON — Miss Edna Kincaid visited her parents in Brooklyn recently.

A severe blast of wind last Saturday broke a section of one of the large elms in front of Edward Winckworth’s residence and nearly half the tree fell, demolishing quite a stretch of Mr. Winckworth’s iron fence and just missed the porch. A passerby who happened to be under the falling tree made a lively get-away and saved himself.

SHARON — The Woodmen of the World held an enjoyable card party on Wednesday evening.

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100 years ago — 1917

SALISBURY — Paul Parsons and girl friend of Hartford spent the weekend at George Parsons’.

LAKEVILLE — An advance in price of two cents per loaf of bakers’ bread has gone into effect. The price is now 12 cents per loaf. Housewives should do their own bread making as it would be more economical.

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100 years ago — 1917

Richard Ramsey died at Litchfield Jan. 13. The deceased was formerly of Lakeville, being employed at one time as farmer by the late Dr. Knight and also conducted the town farm for several years. Mr. Ramsey was a brother of Mrs. Hardin Duncan and was 73 years of age. The cause of his death was appendicitis.


SALISBURY — Little Calvin Senior has been quite seriously ill the past week.


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100 years ago — January 1917

SALISBURY — George H. Clark has been on the sick list with the grippe the past week.


TACONIC — Mr. Graham is slowly recovering the use of his arm and is much improved in health. He has purchased a new pair of horses and the hope of the community is that he will soon be able to fully attend to his duties.


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100 years ago — November 1916

SALISBURY — Mrs. H.F. Landon, who has been sick for several weeks, is able to be around again.


LIME ROCK — Mr. and Mrs. James Winterbottom entertained their niece from Danbury last week.


CANAAN — Mrs. William F. Davis has resigned as agent for the Grand Union Tea Co. Mason Noble from Falls Village has taken the route.


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100 years ago — November 1916

SALISBURY — Mrs. Malcolm Spurr and daughter Helena have returned from a visit in Hartford.


SALISBURY — The Salisbury Cutlery Company have purchased the house of the Hannah Lindley estate. Frank Knickerbocker has moved into it.


TACONIC — Mr. Fields is slightly indisposed  at this writing.

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100 years ago — September 1916

SALISBURY — While washing dishes Wednesday morning, Miss Edna Whitbeck had the misfortune to cut her wrist quite badly.


CANAAN — Mrs. Jerome Root is assisting in the freight office during the absence of Ivanhoe Scott, who is home on account of the serious illness of his father at West Stockbridge.


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100 years ago — September 1916

SALISBURY — Harriette, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Clark, underwent an operation for the removal of her adenoids on Sunday morning. Drs. Kerley and Bissell performed the operation.


CANAAN — James Flynn has had a week’s vacation from the Canaan Mercantile store.


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100 years ago — August 1916

SALISBURY — Miss Grace Millies has been visiting in Taconic the past week.


CANAAN — By order of Dr. F.H. Lee, health officer, all children under the age of 15 years are excluded from moving picture shows and all entertainments during the epidemic in other places of infantile paralysis.


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100 years ago — July 1916

SALISBURY — Philip Warner on Monday of last week underwent an operation to his right knee at Charter Oak Hospital in Hartford. The trouble was floating cartilage.


LIME ROCK — Jerry Palmer is to occupy the Charles Brasie house just vacated.


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