YEARS AGO Archives
The Canton Independent Sentinel
140 Years Ago-1878 1/18/2018
(Jan. 16) Our people have been very much annoyed by the pilfering of articles from the horses and wagons under the sheds. Several horse blankets have been taken. H N Fisk lost a buffalo-robe and N B. Stevens a new pair of lines. Most of these things are taken in the day time.
110 Years Ago-1908 1/18/2018
(Jan. 16) Thomas Brann, who suddenly died on January 4, was born in 1836 in County Clare, Ireland. He and his wife Mary came to America in 1860 and settled in Fall Brook, at a time when the mines were at the height of their prosperity. After five years he moved to a farm near Gleason, where he resided until 1895, when he moved to Canton. He was successful in his business ventures, of strict integrity, and commanded the respect of all. He is survived by his wife and nine children.
Mrs. Patrick Gorman, one of the oldest residents of Canton, died January 11 and was buried from St. Michael's Church on Monday. She was born in County Clare, Ireland, in 1826 and came to Canton in 1867, where she resided until a few months ago when she went to Gleason to live with her daughter, Mrs. James A. Wynne. She was a Christian mother - loved by all who knew her. She is survived by five children.
During 1907 there were mined at Morris Run 500,000 tons of coal.
Not only in Canton, but in all the neighboring towns, have measles been raging this season.
The price of butter sold by the Alba creamery for the past year averaged 31 cents per pound.
G E Newman has rented the store now occupied by Mrs. Patterson, corner of Main and Troy Streets and will occupy it with his drug and stationery business on April 1. The store is to have a metal ceiling and undergo other improvements.
Under a decree of court, the electors of Union Township will vote on Feb. 18 for or against a proposition to change the system of taxation for working public roads from a work road tax to a cash road tax. The election will be held at Ogdensburg and Roaring Branch, between the usual hours.
Application has been made to the Court of Common Pleas of Bradford County for the charter of an intended corporation to be called the Alba Cemetery Association, to establish and maintain a cemetery for public purposes.
(Jan. 16) The Junior League of the Methodist Episcopal Church extends a hearty invitation to everybody to attend a social in the church parlors on Jan. 24. Admission 10¢.
100 Years Ago-1918 1/18/2018
The people of Union Township are requested to meet at the Swamp Grange Hall Saturday for the purpose of discussing the advisability of an improved road from Cedar Ledge to Liberty and Blossburg. The Ladies Aid will serve dinner.
(Jan. 10) While piling lumber at the Troy Engine & Machine Co.'s works, Charles Gilkey lost his balance and fell to the ground, a distance of about ten feet. Though not seriously injured he suffered a great deal of pain and will be off duty for two weeks.
A Hornell man in the uniform of a sergeant of infantry, was committed to Towanda jail after a hearing before Justice C E Dewey, charged with robbing a grill at Corning. The man appeared in Troy last Monday and got a 12-year old boy to buy a suit of overalls for him, told conflicting stories about himself, registered at the Troy Hotel as a sergeant and got himself in wrong so generally that when he struck out over Paine's Hill through the snow Tuesday morning for no one knew where he was followed and arrested. Charles Johnson found him hiding under an evergreen tree and Officer Boughton placed him under arrest. He denied being armed but turned over a .38 calibre revolver.
90 Years Ago-1928 1/18/2018
(Jan. 12) Monday morning about 7:30 a Chrysler owned by Robert McManigal left the road near Lawrenceville and plunged into the river. In the car were Mr. McManigal and Mark Smith, both of Canton. Smith was drowned and McManigal badly bruised and chilled but will recover. They had left to go to Wellsville NY where Mr. McManigal is proprietor of a bakery. A heavy fog had settled in and coupled with unfamiliarity with the road is given as the cause of the accident.
Representatives of the Northern Pennsylvania Power Company met with citizens of LeRoy and vicinity last Friday to consider the extension of the lighting system from Canton to LeRoy. About seventy-five were present. A proposition was made by the company which is now under consideration of the residents.
The 60th anniversary of the dedication of the First M. E. Church, Canton, was observed Sunday last with sermons morning and evening by the Rev. E J Rosengrant, DD, of Rochester, NY, pastor of the Canton church 36 years ago. Letters were read from former pastors who could not be present and from two absent nonagenarian members of the church, Jane Taber and Hollister Catlin,
The Baptist congregation of LeRoy has secured the services of Rev. George Straw from the training school near Binghamton.
80 Years Ago-1938 1/11/2018
(Jan. 6) Class No. 7 of the LeRoy Church of Christ held their meeting at the church hall, New Year's Day, with thirty present. At noon a roast pork dinner was served. The class has been organized and working for 59 years.
The all-state orchestra assembles in Altoona this week. Gordon Johnson, trumpet, and Irene Weizel, on the oboe, will represent Canton High School.
The epidemic of mumps in Union Township has subsided and all of the pupils who were quarantined in that district are again in their classes.
The master clock and electric system at the high school were out of order when school re-opened Monday and repairs were made by Casper Weiss and his assistant Emerson Wilcox.
Donald Gleckner entertained the salesmen and office force of the Gleckner harness factory at dinner at the Packard hotel last Thursday.
70 Years Ago-1947 1/11/2018
Canton High School students received awards at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. At the Guernsey Breeders Association luncheon, Charles Brackman, senior vocational agriculture student, was presented $100 to the FFA boy who has done the most outstanding project work with Guernsey cattle. Jack Callahan, a sophomore, was pleasantly surprised to find his honey exhibit marked first place. Egg exhibits were entered by Bruce Metzger and Philip Doud. Phil's exhibit of brown eggs received a score of 82. High egg score was 84.
Canton Moose opens its home season Thursday, facing the strong Westfield Tioga Oaks. At Westfield, the locals came out on the long end of a 57-30 score. This time. reinforced by Batchelor and Hurley, they hope to avenge the earlier defeat.
60 Years Ago-1958 1/11/2018
Alba Borough Council made a contribution to public service when it failed to rehire its police officers,who were operating a speed trap and stopping cars several miles beyond borough limits.