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"Reminiscences of Saratoga"
compiled by Cornelius E. Durkee

Page 58

The bridge over the St. Lawrence at Quebec collapsed.


Jan. 11, Mrs. Jane Spencer Rickard and Walter D. Blabon were married.

Feb. 5, The Rev. J. A. Hamilton resigned as pastor of the Methodist Church.

Feb. 12, F. V. Hewitt died aged 88. He organized F. V. Hewitt and Son now conducted by his son, Edgar F. Hewitt.

Feb. 27, The High School seniors make a trip to Washington D. C.

Mar. 3, Francis A. Town prominent in the marble business died.

Mar. 4, The Rev. J. H. Gaylord accepted pastorate of the New England Congregational Church.

Apr. 1, Dr. Douglass C. Moriarta was re-elected health officer.

Apr. 6, The Rev. Dr. Bostwick Hawley 94 gave an inspiring sermon at the First Presbyterian Church.

Apr 8, Miss Nellie Amelia Feeney of Ballston Spa and Ross D. Guy of this city married.

Apr.14, The Troy Conference met here with Bishop William Burt presiding.

Apn 28, The 30th annual session of the Grand Council Royal Arcanun was held here.

May 4, Malcolm Annis died. He had been a resident of the village in 1867. He entered the employ of the Delaware and Hudson railroad in 1877 and remained with the company for seven years after which he in company with John H. Mabbett founded the firm of J. H. Mabbett and Co. and in 1902 he was one of the organizers of the Farmers Hardware Co. He was police commissioner in 1905.

June 2, The State convention of the Fraternal Order of Eagles met here.

June 18, The World's Temperance Congress met here.

June 30, Harvey Cook aged 82 years one of the oldest residents of Saratoga and a veteran Saratoga Lake fisherman died. He was the firm friend of all sport loving summer visitor and spent practically his entire life in this vicinity. At one time he was a Broadway merchant but most of his later life was spent on the shores of Saratoga Lake.

July 3, General George Sherman Batcheller died in Paris. He was the American representative on the International Tribunal in Egypt.

July 11, The National Hotel Men's Convention met here.

July 11, Miss Nettie P. Wandell was named Principal of No. 2 School. Miss Wandell still living in the city is one of its best loved teachers.

July 15, J. Tennyson Seller Iowa was appointed general secretary of the Y. M. C. A.

Aug. 15, Charles Phillips well-known merchant died.

Sept. 13, Republican State convention here nominated Governor Charles Evans Hughes.

Sept.29, The semi-annual meeting of the cotton manufacturers was held here.

Oct. 20, The New York State Assembly of Mothers convened here.

Nov. 4, Miss Marcella E. McAllister of Albany and Dr. Arthur J. Leonard were united in marriage.

Nov. 27, St. Christina's Home caught fire loss $7960.

Dec. 18, The Saratoga Lodge 15 I. O. O. F. observed its 65th birthday.

Dec. 19, George M. Crippen well known resident died. He was in the dry goods and carpet business for more than 20 years; and later he engaged in manufacturing wrappers which business he conducted under the name of Crippen and Reid. Laurance A. Crippen and Harley B. Crippen two sons still reside here.

On June 11, Governor Hughes signed the bill abolishing race track gambling in New York State. Earthquakes in Sicily and Calbria cost 76000 lives. Messina was par tially destroyed.


January, a banquet was given in honor of George B. Cluett, who gave the Y. M. C. A. a new library.

Jan. 9, George A. Farnham was made chairman of publicity commission.

Jan. 10, Cornelius Sheehan, an old and respected resident of the community died aged 90. He had spent the greater part of his life in

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