YEARS AGO Archives
The Canton Independent Sentinel
140 Years Ago-1878 8/16/2016
The Troy Gazette reports that the emigrants from East Troy to Kansas have fallen into the hands of the Indians, and are now captives. C N Wright of East Troy, his wife, and Sam Purple, were taken captive. Later word is that Mr. & Mrs. Heimer and children and Rensalaer Porter, of Leona, were also taken prisoners. It is said a letter was written from the Indian camp asking for money to redeem them.
130 Years Ago-1888 8/16/2018
There is to be a reunion of the lineal descendants of Samuel and Hannah Rockwell, deceased, in Canton on the farm now owned by J G Rockwell, where they, coming from Vermont, first settled in 1804 and where a reunion of the family was held just forty-one years ago. There will be a platform dance in Andrew McNett's grove at Carpenter next Friday night.
Double stereopticon at the opera house next Monday night. This is something new to these parts and the views are very handsome. The views will be exhibited by Edgar L. Davenport in an amusing sketch entitled "A trip away from Home," in which he will be assisted by William Seymour and Harry Davenport.
J Joralemon of Troy has opened a meat and fish market in Elmira.
Williamson and Keefe, of Barclay, have signed with the Canton baseball club
Dr. S W Dana, pastor of the West Walnut St. Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia (now staying at Minnequa) has kindly consented to address the union temperance meeting Sunday night.
90 Years Ago-1928 8/16/2018
Everybody enjoy themselves at Brann's skating rink from 7:30 to 10:30.
Some farmers about LeRoy have had to drag their potato ground and sow it to buckwheat.
70 Years Ago-1948 8/16/2018
A truck operated by Ted Ragan, Ogdensburg was crowded off the highway just north of Ralston last Monday. The truck, loaded with logs, overturned and landed down an embankment. The cab was crushed and truck badly damaged. Mr. Ragan suffered cuts and abrasions and was removed from the truck by a fellow trucker who was trailing him. He was fortunate in escaping with his life as the cab was crushed in from the weight of the logs.