Three lives lost, father grieves
Mrs. Edigiggia Shiavoni, 33, was fatally injured and her two-year-old son was instantly killed Sept. 21, 190, by being struck by a trolley car at the Delaware and Hudson crossing at Prospect Street, Glens Falls.
The woman had been to a nearby market and was returning home with the child walking beside her. At the tracks the engine went by and the woman, believing that there were no other cars, started across the tracks. The child was mangled beyond recognition and the mother died in Glens Falls Hospital, along with her six-month-old unborn baby.
The heartbroken father was restrained from attempting to take his own life and also that of the train conductor. A lawyer has been retained to bring an action for damages against the railroad company.
Trolley track claims victim
Clarence Bullis, 55, of Glens Falls, was killed Sept. 1, 1910 near Parker's Crossing, about two miles south of the village of Lake George, by being dragged beneath his wagon and crushed.
Nothing was known about the accident until the remains of the man were found Sept. 2 by the crew of the first northbound Hudson Valley Trolley car. It appears that he was going from Glens Falls to Assembly Point and somehow lost his bearings and drove on to the trolley track and his wagon slid over the roadbed. The horse was dragged with it and suffered a concussion of the spine.
Despondent man's suicide
Deeply depressed because his wife left him, Charles Carroll, 35, committed suicide Sept. 20, 1909 at his South Glens Falls home. He took a dose of Paris Green poison and expired in a few painful minutes. About a year ago he married a young woman in Rutland, Vt. and a short time later he took to drinking heavily and soon became a hopeless wreck.
Teamster takes fatal fall
Christopher Partridge, an aged man employed as a teamster at the International Paper Mill, Fort Edward, was killed Sept. 16, 1910 by falling from a heavily loaded wagon. The wheels passed over his head, crushing his skull.
Westmount Sanitarium finds a home
The Warren County Board of Supervisors' committee responsible for inspecting sites for the proposed county hospital went to North Creek Aug. 30, 1910 where they looked over the Somerville and Bibby properties. From there they went to Loon Lake to inspect the property of Dr. Fred E. Aldrich of Chestertown and hence to the Warren County Home in Warrensburgh where they looked over a lot owned by the county on the Bolton side of the river. The trip was made in the automobile of George F. Boyle, Chairman of the Glens Falls Committee for the Prevention of Tuberculosis.
The group also inspected the Murray property on Miller Hill, Queensbury, which contains but eight acres. They all felt, however, that the Codner farm on French Mountain, about 120 acres, is an ideal place for the erection of a tuberculosis hospital as it is situated on the state road and trolley line. It is within the 15-cent fare limit from Glens Falls, 10 cents from Lake George, 25 cents from Warrensburgh and is the center of the population of Warren County.
Baker barn burns
The barn of Thomas Baker, in North Caldwell (Lake George), was burned about 3 a.m. Saturday Sept. 17, 1910. Three men were seen running out of the burning building and it is supposed that the fire was caused through their carelessness. One man was in such a hurry to leave that he left his coat behind. The loss of the building was $600 and the insurance was $400.
Harry Knickerbocker of North Creek and Miss Stella Allen of Bolton were married in Warrensburgh Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 30, 1910 at the Baptist Parsonage by the Rev. W.S. Warren. The witnesses were Mrs. Warren and Luther Graves.
Edward Wood of Warrensburgh and Miss Bernice Hammond, eldest daughter of Byron Hammond of Hill View (Diamond Point), were married Saturday morning. Sept. 10, 1910 by the Rev. D.H. French of that place. The couple will make their home on Harrington Hill, Warrensburgh.
Samuel B. Goodman and Miss Mary A. Burpee, both of Glens Falls, were married by the Rev. Richard Abbott at 3 p.m. Sept. 20, 1910 at the home of Dr. James E. Goodman in Warrensburgh. (Note...Today Dr. Goodman's house is Seasons Bed and Breakfast on Main Street, owned by Eileen Frasier. Mary Burpee was Samuel Goodman's second wife. His first wife, Jennie Smith, died in 1910.)
There are about 20 teams drawing coal from the coal dock at Hague to Graphite for the American Graphite Co.
An epidemic of measles is expected in North Thurman. Joseph Gaspy of Newcomb died at North Creek of blood poison. He went there to be treated for carbuncles on his heart. In Sodom Mrs. Edward Wakely is quite ill with a hard cold and Milford Kathan has the chicken pox. Bert Bateman's new house is coming along in good shape and his little daughter's broken leg is healing nicely.
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