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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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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