YEARS AGO Archives
The Canton Independent Sentinel
120 Years Ago-1900 3/12/2020
The ticket placed in nomination by the Democrats of Canton Borough at their caucus is the same ticket as nominated by the Republicans, excepting that F E Whitman was substituted for J E Rockwell for Tax Collector and T Burk for F W Taylor for Councilman.
Machinery for the skimming station of the Cedar Ledge Creamery, located on the farm of Levi Stull in Union Township, will be purchased this week.
Thomas Green has disposed of his interest in the meat business to his partner, John Brann.
The Canton Cigar Company has contracted its output of cigars to Barnum & Wheaton, of Elmira. Demand is so heavy that additional help will be put on at once.
Crofut is the name of a new post office in East LeRoy. Reed Palmer is postmaster.
Two employees at the Ralston tannery were taken violently ill with symptoms of anthrax poisoning. The employees are fearful of further outbreaks of this dread disease.
Silas Wright has his leg broken under peculiar circumstances. He ad loaded his bobs with ice from Lake Nepahwin and started for home riding on top of the load. While going down a steep grade the front board of his bobs gave way, allowing the ice to slide. Mr. Wright was thrown and a large cake of ice fell upon his leg and fractured the bones.
80 Years Ago-1940 3/12/2020
A large concourse of friends assembled last Sunday at the Granville Center Church of Christ to pay their respects to Encil Taylor, who passed away last Friday morning sand was the last of the pioneer families in this community, having lived here all his life. He served as Justice of the Peace for over 40 years, retiring last January. He was 76 years old. He was married to Euphemia Shedden Taylor 55 years ago.
Joe Wynne inspected 200 cars at Gleason this time.
Charles Kaseman of Wheelerville died at aged 79. For many years he conducted a general store.
Canton Fire Department did the Good Samaritan Act for Trout Run last Thursday morning, when a disastrous fire threatened the village. The trip down the creek, a distance of 26 miles, was made in 50 minutes and the brave fire fighters aided materially in checking the conflagration.