Back From His Annual Vacation

John D. Adams Has Enjoyed 30 of Them

“I have returned from enjoying my thirtieth annual vacation as an employe [sic] of Uncle Sam,” remarked Letter Carrier John D. Adams, to a Times-Press reporter. “Don’t you think Uncle is pretty good to me to have given me 30 of them?” The reporter assured the aged distributer of mail that he was certainly to be congratulated, and Mr. Adams proceeded to tell how engaged in the service the year before the big blizzard of ’88 and some of the difficulties encountered in getting the mail to the people at that time. He spent his recent vacation at Yankee Lake, where he has spent several others, always enjoying them, despite the fact that one of the most difficult things he has to do is cease work even for a brief season. Mr. Adams is a veteran of the Civil War, and consequently watches with special interest the movements in the present conflict.

Source: Middletown Times-Press, July 27, 1917.

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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