Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — June 1917

SALISBURY — Miss Carrie Marston has returned to her home here after spending some months in New York.

LAKEVILLE — Edward Winckworth, who is quite ill with inflammatory rheumatism, is reported as slightly improved. His many friends trust that he will soon be around again.

The New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad announces that the proposed elimination of about 200 passenger trains from the summer schedule, effective June 25, would “provide for the maximum movement of fuel, food, supplies and troops necessitated by the war.”


50 years ago — June 1967

An abandoned infant, wrapped scantily in towels against its new world and left in a used car, was discovered — only by chance — by Allan Frisk, owner of Bulls Bridge Garage, Kent, early last Thursday morning. Planning to lend the car to a customer, Mr. Frisk crossed Route 7 to attach license plates to the car. He glanced into the vehicle, saw the bundle on the seat, and thought it was his granddaughter’s doll. But when the “doll” moved and whimpered, Frisk quickly summoned his wife and their daughter, visiting nurse Mary Ellen Nelson. Dr. George Greiner and the State Police were also called to the scene. Nurse Nelson removed the child, a girl, from the car, Dr. Greiner examined her, and then the infant was rushed to New Milford Hospital. The exact age of the baby is not known, but authorities at the hospital report that she is “doing fine.”

SHARON — Timmy Haydock, son of Dr. and Mrs. George Haydock, graduated from Milton Academy last weekend. The whole family attended the graduation exercises.


25 years ago — June 1992

Becton Dickinson Wednesday announced an $11 million capital spending program to upgrade its Canaan plant, which is one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of medical syringes. The plant modernization program, along with what the company described as a new “continuous operations work schedule,” will permit introduction of a new line of safety products “designed to protect health care works from accidental needle sticks, a leading cause of health care worker infection.” 


Items are extracted from early Lakeville Journal issues just as they appeared.