Mary Middaugh Snook

Mrs. Mary Snook, widow of the late Samuel Snook, died at 5:00 Weds. evening, Sept. 26, 1894, at the home of her son, John N. Snook, in this village. Death was caused by a general debility.

Mrs. Snook was born in Clove Valley, near Deckertown, NJ on Jan 11th, 1815, and was a daughter of John and Hannah Middaugh.

In the year 1838, she was united in marriage to Samuel Snook. The fruits of this marriage was a family of nine children, the only one surviving being John M. Snook, with whom she resided at her death.

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E.D. Reed’s Failure

G.B. Adams of Middletown has purchased the entire stock of dry goods of E.D. Reed of Hancock, through the assignee of the latter. The stock is valued at about $5,000, and it is the intention of the purchaser to remove the goods from Hancock.

Source: Port Jervis Evening Gazette, October 12, 1886.

Business & Professional Notices from 1917

The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Farmers’ National Bank was held at the banking rooms in Sussex Tuesday afternoon. Directors elected were: Charles G. Wilson, Theodore F. Northrup, Frank Holbert, Samuel S. Vandruff, Elihu Adams, William A. Roy, James R. Kincaid, Ford W. Margarum, J. Merritt Willson. The directors organized by electing Ford W. Margarum president; Frank Holbert, cashier; and Theodore M. Holbert, assistant cashier. (Middletown Times Press, January 13, 1917)

The big store is now conducted by M.F. Loosley and sons. The three sons, Harold A., Edward and Harry R., assuming a partnership with their father dating from January 1, 1917. (Portola Sentinel, January 27, 1917)

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Business & Professional Notices from 1899

The new firm of Adams & Boyd consists of Charles A. Adams and Fred N. Boyd, and George B. Adams is a silent partner. Charles A. Adams was for ten years an employee of George B. Adams in his store here, and when Mr. Adams retired from business here he went to the latter’s Newburgh store. He is popular in social circles and has had thorough business training. Fred N. Boyd is one of the city’s best known and most deservedly popular young men. He was for several years teller in the First National Bank, and sixteen months ago engaged in the clothing trade with John E. Adams. During that time he acquired a thorough knowledge of the business in all its branches. The success of the new firm is assured in advance. C.W. Rogers and George E. Smith will remain with the new firm. John E. Adams will announce his plans next week. (Middletown Daily Argus, May 26, 1899)

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