YEARS AGO Archives
The Canton Independent Sentinel
120 Years Ago-1899 11/6/2019
A peculiar bird, measuring 5 1/2 feet from was caught by Wm. Carl on Bennett Hill last week. The bird is thought to belong to the hawk family.
There will be a box social at the Sterling school house this Friday evening. The metal cornice work at St. Michael's church is being put on by Lindley, Ronan & Co.
A reception to Rev. Mr. Wells, the new pastor of the Rockwell Memorial church, will be held at Lake Breeze tonight.
A pie social will be held by the Grangers of Windfall in their hall Tuesday evening.
Albert Rockwell, a brakeman from Elmira, was terribly injured on the Northern Central yesterday morning. He was flagman on a freight train and was riding on the front platform of the caboose. While the train was pulling up the grade near Cowley the car directly in front of the caboose suddenly broke in two, the center of the car dropping dfown to the tracks. This threw the ends of the car up and one end struck Mr. Rockwell across the stomach and abdomen. Dr. Davison was summoned and the injured man brought on the noon express to Canton and taken to the home of his father, Jacob Rockwell. Mr. Rockwell died at 4 o'clock. Traffic was delayed for an hour. The accident was caused by an overloaded car.
60 Years Ago-1959 11/6/2019
Last Sunday morning at three o'clock the last call was placed through the operator service of the Canton and LeRoy Farmers Telephone Company exchange and one minute later the system was cut-in on the dial service.
Miss Marilyn Swayze has been chosen by her classmates to represent Canton High School at the Flaming Foliage Festival.
A Canton resident, after a five-year waiting period, became a naturalized citizen of the United States. Mrs. Nuiko Wilston of S. Minnequa Avenue, a native of Japan, has resided her for the past four years.