100 Years Ago- May 1916
Francisco—Martha Riemenschneider fell last Thursday and broke her limb near the ankle. Joseph Walz, wife and daughter of Root Station, Carl Walz and wife of near Jackson spent Sunday with Henry Lehman and family. The Cavanaugh Lake Grange will meet with Henry Musbach and wife Tuesday evening, May 16.
Waterloo—Carpenters and painters are at work remodeling and painting the John Croman house owned by O. Beeman.
During the electric storm Wednesday morning Porter Shaw was hit by lightning and his clothing burned and his back blistered. The lightning seemed to come in on the telephone wire and pass to the water pipe connecting with the sink near which he was sitting.
Mrs. John Ashful was pleasantly surprised last Saturday evening when fifty friends and neighbors gathered at her home to remind her of her birthday. Cards were played, the ace prizes going to Mrs. John Horning and Charles Eschelbach and the consolation to Miss Myrtie Sager and Herman Ashfal. A pretty gift was presented to Mrs. Ashfal and later a delicious lunch was served.
The dwelling situated on the north side of Main street owned by M.B. Carleton and occupied by Neal Green caught fire in the roof about 6 a.m. Tuesday and before it was discovered had gained such headway that it was beyond control when the firemen arrived and burned to its foundation. By prompt action and the help of many hands the household goods were safely removed and placed across the street. The loss was $1650 partially covered by insurance.
In a recent letter from Mrs. Fred Palmer of Redlands, Cal., to Mrs. E.A. Croman, she says: “I notice that Ed is agent for the Studebaker Six. We have a Studebaker Six and it sure has given us great satisfaction and it sure has been well tested. We have driven through the deserts and over the mountains of Arizona and through the mammoth Wash., five miles of drifting sand, over mountain roads about here and into and out of Yosemite and never a protest. Fred swears by the Studebaker.”
Commodore Hamill and family are moving into the Mrs. Beaman’s apartments where they will have more room.
Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Hookway motored to Stockbridge Sunday and visited Mrs. Eunice Fielding, the mother of Mrs. Hookway. Mr. and Mrs. F.J. Boyd and their daughter, Thelma, motored to North Adams Sunday where they spent the day with friends.
At the communion services at the Congregational church Sunday morning fifteen new members were received into the church.
Quite a large number from this vicinity attended the great film play “The Birth of a Nation” at the Majestic theater in Jackson.
The first real summer day dawned bright and warm Sunday morning. It was greatly appreciated by all who could spend the day out in the sunshine.
Remember that Mothers Day is Sunday, May 14. Wear a white flower.
C.E. Lantis has installed electric lights in his residence on Clark street.
The Clinton band of 22 pieces will come to Grass Lake Decoration Day. At close of exercises at M.E. church they will give a band concert.
100 Years Ago is gathered by Linda Lockwood Hutchinson.