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News from the Past in Memory of Harry A. Sturges

In memory of Harry A. Sturges

News Herald – January 26, 1923 – F.E. Bleezarde, Publisher


  • On Tuesday morning George Sorell of Coeymans received a compound fracture of the right leg while assisting in unloading a large new lathe at the round house. The heavy piece of machinery was being taken from the car and was being shifted to a temporary stay or lift when the machine shifted and caught him against the side of the car. About fifteen men responded to the call for help and he was released from the unfortunate position. He was taken to the Homeopathic hospital.
  • The ice and snow fall from the roofs of the Suderley tenement houses in Westerlo street has caused him to put a sign out warning to the passer by.
  • Warren B. Holmes has sold his home in First Street to James Adamo. Mr. Holmes and family will move to Albany in the spring.
  • Miss Betrice Smith, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Smith of this village, and George Lehman of Selkirk were married in the M.E. parsonage on Saturday afternoon by Rev. W.L. Comstock, pastor of the church. Mr. and Mrs. Lehman expect to reside in this place in the spring.
  • The scarcity of coal at this time has got all of our citizens who were not fortunate in laying in their winter’s supply, a guessing, as there seems to be no available supply in sight.


  • A large number of out-of-town students are in attendance at the high school this week for Regents examinations.
  • David H. Wayne of the Wayne Motor Sales has been spending the last two week in New York City taking in the motor show, etc.
  • Round house foreman, William Glenn, has been confined to his home for some time past with the handicap of a broken ankle suffered when he slipped on the steps coming from the Y.M.C.A.
  • Mrs. Herman Diehl, of Coeymans, teacher of the fifth grade in the Ravena school, was unable to teach on account of the grippe, the first of the week, and Mrs. Raymond Smith, of Coeymans, substituted for her. On Wednesday Mrs. Smith also became the victim of the same ailment and Mrs. C. Shear of the high school faculty took charge of the grade.
  • There was a slippery time on the streets on Wednesday when the snow covered the ice on the sidewalks and other places. Many people took tumbles and some had very narrow escapes from serious injury.

Coeymans Herald – January 25, 1888 – S.H. & E.J. Sherman, Proprietors

  • A new post office rule sends letters to the dead letter office at the expiration of two weeks instead of holding them thirty days as formerly.
  • Arrangements have been made with Capt. H. Slingerland whereby the employees of the Knickerbocker Ice Co. at North Coeymans, Roah Hook, Baeren Island and New Baltimore may have their paychecks cashed for their face value.
  • J.N. Briggs began hoisting his house Monday morning. All the ice put in this building is planed on the elevator.
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