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Subject: Boston Weekly Journal - Gleanings, etc.
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 1999 22:02:24 -0400
Boston Weekly Journal, Thursday, Feb. 28. 1889
New England Gleanings
The golden wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey C. FIELD of Northfield was
observed on Tuesday evening.
A young son of Andrew McANDREW, who lives on County street, Fall River,
upset a pot of boiling tea on himself Friday night and died from the
effects of his injuries next morning.
W. F. LEATHERS, manager of the Central Telephone Exchange at Clinton, has
been arrested on the charge of embezzlement. The amount is reported to
be about $580.
The widow of the late James FEE, West Newbury, has received a pension of
$12 a month and $1400 back pay. She is in her 78th year, and is daughter
of Mrs. James KENT, the mother of the "six living generations," who
resides in Byfield.
A very quiet wedding occurred in Foxboro Saturday noon at the residence
of the bride's father, Mr. T. HOWE, the contracting parties being Miss
Ellen M. HOWE, an only child, and Mr. Seymour I. HUDGENS of Boston. Rev.
George HILL of Foxboro officiated. The marriage took place within three
days of the burial of the bride's mother.
George MACOMBER of South Hanover, who celebrated his 80th birthday on
Saturday, was presented a gold-headed cane. The cane was a gift of the
firm and the workmen in the factory of E. PHILLIPS & Sons. Mr. MACOMBER
was born Feb. 22, 1809, and has been engaged in tack-making almost
uninterruptedly for about 60 years, and is the oldest tackmaker now
working at his trade in the United States, and probably in the world.
Mrs. Margarat CAMPBELL of Cherryfield lately fell and broke her hip.
Dexter has a smart old lady who cut and made a pair of stout pantaloons
for her husband the day she was 90 years old.
Charles FAIRBANKS of West Phillips was very severely and perhaps fatally
injured by an accident while breaking roads.
Fred GULLIVER of Old Town fell from a train of cars on Wednesday and was
run over. Both legs were crushed so that amputation was necessary. He
is likely to recover. Rum was the cause.
Frank E. Howard, while at work in the toothpick factory at Strong,
Wednesday, was struck on the head by a birch heart coming through the
scuttle and dangerously hurt. He is unconscious and but slight hopes
are entertained of his recovery.
Mr. A. C. WHITMAN of Fort Fairfield returned home Friday night after a
two days absence, and no response being given to his knocks
foraddmittance he burst open the door, and on going to the kitchen nearly
fell over the prostrate form of his wife, who was dead and frozen. She
lay beside the stove, fagots in her hand , as if she had begun to build
a fire when struck by death. Mrs. WHITMAN was 70 years old and was alone
in the house.
At the meeting of the Maine Historical Society at Portland on Friday the
following papers were read: "A Pioneer of Maine and His Account Book", by
Edward H. ELWELL, Esq.; "Madam WOOD, the Earliest Novelist of Maine, with
some Account of Her Works," by Hon. William GOOLD; "Sketches of the Life
and Character of Hon. Amos TUCKER," by Dr. J. W. DEARBORN of Buckfield,
ME; "Some Account of the Rev. Paul COFFIN and the Early Baptists of
Maine," by George F. EMERY, Esq.
Gen. M. C. WENTWORTH and wife of Jackson are at Nice, France.
The Merchant's Ice Company has been formed at Dover, with E. C. BERRY
W. J. NORFOLK, M.D., is quite sick with typhoid fever at his residence in
Mrs. N. H. KNOX of Manchester will deliver the Memorial Day address at
Miss Fannie D. PARKER, a well-known school teacher, died lately at
Brookline, aged 57.
Col. Thomas P. CHENEY has been chosen President of the new electric light
company at Ashland.
Hon. David A. BUNTON, an ex-Mayor of Manchester, is seriously ill at
Robert H. HAINES of Wolfeboro will go to Wyoming Territory as manager of
a cattle ranch.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles WHITTEMORE, natives of Dublin, have celebrated their
golden wedding at Clear Water, MN.
Robert BLACKIE has been elected President of the newly -organized water
works company at Milford.
Allison M. STICKNEY of Boston has given a valuable mineral collection and
cabinet to Watson Academy at Epping.
E. W. HOLDEN, a prominent business man of Keene, who died recently, was a
veteran of the Twenty-fifth Massachusetts Volunteers.
C. W. ABBOTT of Wolfeboro, the veteran conductor on the Northern Division
of the Boston and Maine Railroad, is dangerously ill with pnuemonia.
Abiel L. EASTMAN of Tamworth, who died lately at 81, had served four
years as a Representative in the Legislature and was a member of the
Constitutional Convention in 1876.
Mrs. Ann BURNS has brought a claim against the town of Pembroke, asking
$7000 for personal injuries alleged to have been received by falling on a
Hon. George H. WHITNEY of Nashua has brought a claim against that city,
demanding damages in the sum of $5000 for personal injuries alleged to
have been received by a fall upon a sidewalk.
Wm. B. KIMBALL, the oldest man in Peterboro, died Wednesday at the age of
87 years. He was a superior mechanic, and was engaged in the pattern
manufacture; was County Commissioner three years and Selectman two year.
At Rutland on Saturday John JONES, a Welsh quarryman, had one of his feet
so badly crushed by a stone that amputation was necessary.
Deacon George RANNEY and wife of St. Johnsbury and Jacob STANTON and wife
of North Danville recently celebrated their golden weddings.
The oldest school teacher in active service in Vermont is A. D. SEARLES,
who began teaching in 1841, at the age of 19. He obtained the first
certificate from the poet John G. SAXE. Is now in control of the school
which the late Sir Curtis M. LAMSON gave to the village of New Haven
More to follow.