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 the 1890s

Messrs. H.K. Wood and Ira Smith will deliver ice next summer in this village. (Middletown Daily Press, March 24, 1890)

A.J. VanBlarcom & Company have purchased the flour and feed business and property of John J. Hiles in Newton. (Middletown Daily Times, December 18, 1891)

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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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An Important Business Change

George B. Adams announces to-day that he has sold his stock of dry goods in his large store on North street to Joseph W. Tompkins, who now operates the double store in the Armstrong & Lyon block. Mr. Tompkins also takes a long lease of the Adams store and will take possession April 1. He is one of Middletown’s most active and successful merchants, a distinction he has achieved in a remarkably short space of time. Mr. Adams, who now retires from business in this city, still has four stores under his management, two at Newburgh, one at Olean and one at Albany. He commenced business in this city in 1867, as a member of the firm of Hayt & Adams, in the building now occupied by the Hub Shoe Store. The firm was very successful and in a year moved into larger quarters in the Empire Block — the store now occupied by the A.&P. Tea Company. The firm remained there ten years. Mr. Hayt’s interest was purchased by T.A. Weller and the firm became Adams & Weller and built the large block on North street, the spacious store in which the firm occupied until its dissolution and which Mr. Adams has since occupied. Mr. Adams business career in this city has been honorable in all things, and the phenomenal success he has achieved has been fairly won by industry, application and intelligent business methods.

Source: Middletown Daily Argus, January 22, 1898.

Business & Professional Notices from 1894

A special praise service was held last evening at the Methodist Episcopal church, when Rev. M.D. Fuller gave an interesting report as to his visit as delegate to the Honesdale Epworth league convention. Floyd Fuller, who is on a visit from South Carolina, gave an excellent address upon the work of the league in that state, and dwelt upon the racial difficulties they had to contend with. (Scranton Tribune, July 23, 1894)

Rev. M.D. Fuller, of the Providence Methodist Episcopal church, will leave next Wednesday for Meshoppen, where he will attend the annual re-union of the Fifty-second regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers. The leading address will be delivered by him on “Memories of the Past.” Mr. Fuller will probably stay there a few days. (Scranton Tribune, September 8, 1894)

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Ann Adams Betrothed to R. P. Rorick

Mr. and Mrs. William T. O’Donnell of Ponte-Vedra, Fla., have announced the engagement of their niece, Miss Ann Adams, to Richard Packard Rorick, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin H. Rorick of Perrysburg, O., and Palm Beach, Fla.

Miss Adams is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Albert A. Adams of Pasadena. She attended Westridge School there and Bishops Schools of La Jolla. She was graduated from St. Anne’s School, Charlottesville, Va., and Bradford (Mass.) Junior College. Continue reading “Ann Adams Betrothed to R. P. Rorick”

Catherine M. Middaugh

From our Mount Salem Correspondent.

Mrs. Catherine Middaugh, wife of James R. Northrup, died at her home near this village, Saturday last, at 2:45 p.m., after a short illness, aged seventy-six years, three months and eleven days. She is survived by her husband who has been an invalid for seven years and by a daughter, Alice, at home, who has been a comfort and a support to her parents in their declining years; also by three sisters, Mrs. Clarissa Adams, who resides with her son, George B. Adams, in Middletown, Mrs. Everett, of this place and Mrs. George Swarts, of Hemrod [sic] Corner, N.Y.

The funeral will be held at her home Tuesday at 1 o’clock. Pastor Edwards will officiate. Interment in the family plot in the cemetery in this place.

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Some Short Death Notices

REDDING, Nov. 24.—Adolph Dobrowsky died suddenly at 9 o’clock this morning of heart failure.  Dobrowsky was 65 years of age and was born in Austria.  He came to California in the fifties and to the old town of Shasta in 1860, where he followed his profession of jeweler.  He removed to Anderson and fifteen years ago to Redding.  He has since conducted the Golden Eagle jewelry store.  Dobrowsky is survived by a widow and two sons, Frank and Ernest, the former being his partner.  (San Francisco Call, November 25, 1901).

Mrs. Theodore Margarum died at the Margarum homestead, in Sussex, N.J., last Saturday afternoon. She was about 75 years of age.  The deceased is survived by one son, Ford Margarum, president of the Sussex National Bank, and a daughter, Mrs. H.J. Harp, also of Sussex.  (Middletown Times-Press, May 4, 1917.

John D. Adams received a dispatch today telling of the death of his aunt, Mrs. Emily Paugh, at Mt. Salem, N.J., November 30, aged 69.  Funeral tomorrow at 11 a.m. at Mt. Salem.  (Middletown Times-Press, December 1, 1891)

Gabriel Walling, who came to Oregon in 1854, was found dead in bed at the home of his son, Frank Walling, yesterday morning.  He was 68 years of age and was closely associated with the history of the Willamette valley.  Six children survive him, as follows:  John E., who lives at Mabel, Linn county; George G., F.M. and Roy G., who live in Portland; Walter C. and Nellie E., who live in Salem. (Oregon Daily Journal, January 16, 1904).

Small Town News

Elihu Adams of New York city spent Saturday in town.  (Middletown Times-Press, October 18, 1916)

Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Condon and Mrs. Ann Fox of Hollywood, Calif., were guests last night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Coahran.  The Hollywood man is a nephew of the late Thomas Condon, noted geologist, for whom a state park in the John Day country was named last week.  The Californians were en route to The Dalles, to attend the golden wedding celebration of his parents. The visitors and Mrs. Coahran were schoolmates.  (The Bend Bulletin, June 3, 1954)

I.P. Gile, whose place is at the mouth of More creek, was in town last Wednesday with a load of apples, the largest and finest we have seen this season.  They sold at 4½ cents.  Mr. Gile says a fruit raiser near his place has trees loaded with peaches, being so full the trees and branches had to be propped up.  The peach crop is almost a total failure in Ada county this season, this man is selling his abundant crop as fast as he can haul it to market, at a bit a pound.  (Idaho Semi-Weekly World, September 25, 1885).

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Mrs. Mary Snook

From the Port Jervis Gazette

Mrs. Mary Snook, widow of the late Samuel Snook, died at five o’clock, Wednesday evening, at the home of her son, John M. Snook, in this village.  Death was caused by general debility.

Mrs. Snook was born in Clove Valley, near Deckertown, Jan. 11, 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 their marriage was a family of nine children, the only surviving one being John M. Snook, with whom she resided at the time of her death.

She is survived by the following brothers and sisters:  Mrs. George Swarts, Horseheads, N.Y.; Mrs. Clarissa Adams, Middletown, N.Y.; Mrs. James Northrup, Mt. Salem, N.J.; Mrs. William Everitt, Clove Valley, N.J.; and Milton Middaugh, of Waverly, N.Y.

Mrs. Snook was a life long member of the Baptist church of Mt. Salem, N.J., where she passed the major part of her life.

Her funeral will take place at Mt. Salem, on Saturday, the hour to be announced later.

Source:  Middletown Daily Argus, September 21, 1894.