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News from the Past in Memory of Harry A. Sturges

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In memory of Harry A. Sturges

News Herald – August 31, 1923 – F.E. Bleezarde, Publisher

Coeymans:

  • Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Stilan, Mrs. Francis Friday and son Claude, and Mrs. Guy C. Hazelton enjoyed an auto trip to Saratoga Lake.
  • The Ladies Aid Society of the M.E. church will meet Wednesday afternoon at the chapel to sew.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Harry VanHoesen and Mr. and Mrs. Claire Robbins enjoyed an auto trip tour through the New England states and New York, covering a distance of over 1,000 miles.
  • The “Twin Cities,” the first of the big self-propelled boats on the Minnesota-Atlantic Transit Company, which will run between Duluth and New York City by way of the barge canal, has left Duluth and is expected to arrive at Troy Saturday. It will probably pass by this village late Saturday or on Sunday.
  • Franklin Smith, 4-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Smith, underwent an operation for the removal of enlarged tonsils at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany the forepart of the week.

Ravena:

  • The Dockstader building on Main Street is being improved by a new solid shingle rise on the veranda.
  • A demonstration of the Superior projector will be given in Community Hall, sometime the second week in September.
  • During the heavy rainstorm on Tuesday night, the electric lights went out and the entire community was in darkness. Add how dark it seemed. The lights on automobiles traveled over the streets in the inky blackness. Commotion was caused everywhere and in Community Hall, there was real excitement.
  • C.H. Hallenbeck, E.B. Thompson, Henry Seeberger and their families, and Mrs. William Thorn enjoyed a dinner party at the home of Mrs. Elsie Hallenbeck at Bethlehem Center on Wednesday.
  • Mrs. Bert Joralemon and son Clyde have been at Fairport, NY, visiting her brother Orville Hoffman.
  • Mrs. Holliday is having her Main Street property painted.

Coeymans Herald – August 29, 1888 – S.H. & E.J. Sherman, Proprietors

  • Mrs. T.C. Slingerland, Mrs. H. Slingerland and Miss Sarah Lawson are at Round Lake.
  • Mr. Frank Ziegler, fireman on the tug G. C. Adams of New York, is home for a week’s recreation.
  • It is said a prize fight on Baeren Island, Sunday, between Mark Marshall and Bull Joslyn, for $2 was interrupted by the police.
  • The excavation for the new Colvin vault to be donated to Grove Cemetery has commenced, and the work will be executed as rapidly as possible.
  • Mr. J.H. Sutton has bought a 400-ton barge, now building on the stocks at Rondout and as soon as completed, will put her in the brick-carrying trade.
  • Capt. Ziegler has had the schooner Gamecock thoroughly overhauled at Baldwin’s New Baltimore shipyard and also put on new canvas and rigging. The vessel is now in good trim.
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