YEARS AGO Archives
The Canton Independent Sentinel
130 Years Ago-1889 4/11/2019
Miss Effie Clark, during her last illness, remembered the church of her choice in the bestowment of a sum adequate to the purchase of a superb communion service for the First Baptist Church of this place. It consists of six pieces of silver, a solid walnut table, and the table linen, napkins, etc.
A number of the graduates of the Canton Public Schools held a meeting last week and organized an alumni association. E M Lake of Lewisburg was elected president. A reunion and banquet will be held June 28, to which all graduates are invited.
The water had a barnyard flavor Saturday and Sunday.Ugh!
The state hospital commission has decided to locate the new hospital at Blossburg.
The street commissioner put in good work last week repairing a bad sink hole on Sullivan street.
Samuel Stull has sold his market at Ralston to Peter and Thomas Skelley of Union.
The Troy Register says that Thomas Ryan, who has just been appointed minster to Mexico, formerly clerked in Daniel Dobbins grocery at Troy.
120 Years Ago-1899 4/11/2019
Lindley & Ronan & Co. moved into their palatial store in the new Lewis Block last week. The store is 113 feet deep and has a frontage of 20 feet. This width extends back 71 feet and then widens to 35 feet. There is a mammoth display window in the front.
Miss Lulu Montayne closed her school at the Troy street school house Thursday. It was her second term in this school district. The board offered to engage her another year, but Miss Montanye declines to teach public schools hereafter.
The water pipes in the Troy court house froze and burst during the cold spell.
Edwin F. Mayo of the "Pudd'nhead Wilson" company rested at Crockett Lodge all last week.
Easter services were held by Lake Breeze Sunday School on Sunday evening.
Miss Mary Boland will open a bakery in Mrs. A E Dartt's building, Center street.
The opening of the new opera house has been postponed until early May, in order to insure a complete electric light service for that event.
110 Years Ago-1909 4/11/2019
The members of the Church of Christ have decided to purchase a pipe organ, and last Sunday morning the sum of $600 was pledged for that purpose.
Theo Pierce has sold his hardware business to Edward and Andrew Wynne, who have lately been employed by the New York Central railroad in New York City. Mr. Pierce retires after about 35 years in the hardware business.
H H Spencer died in Canton April 1. Born in 1840, he enlisted in the War for the Union in Co. C, 106th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers and was later transferred to Co. F to serve out his enlistment for three years. He was wounded at Fredericksburg. He was for forty-two years a member of the Church of Christ. After marriage he engaged in farming at Spring Brook farm, which vocation he followed up to 1891.
Dr. Davison has received a new 30 horsepower auto, with three seats.
The silo of Jairus Brown at LeRoy was blown down by the recent high winds.
Alfred Route has rented the Mary Rauscher farm at Ogdensburg.
S H Jewell has purchased a handsomely painted ice wagon of the latest design.
Prof. Maloney and scholars have purchased a bell for the Branch school.
Monday afternoon while Michael McCarthy, the drayman, was hauling a load of hay from Minnequa he was caught in the wind storm, and wagon, load and all were overturned. The load weighed about 2,800 lbs.
The high winds caused considerable damage in Union. E D Fitch had a barn blown down, J W Tebo's barn was moved from the foundation, and the shingles were torn from the roofs of the barns of Frank Newell and J P Collins.
100 Years Ago-1919 4/11/2019
Red Cross Shipment No. 345 was a barrel containing 35 quarts of apple butter sent by Canton Branch for Shunk Auxiliary. It was consigned to Miss Gertrude Innes, dietitian, at Debarkation Hospital No. 3, Greenhut, New York City. She will give the apple butter to the boys in her hospital ward.
Several of the street signs have been torn down and carried away. The writer found a Centre street sign, torn from the corner of Centre and Main, nailed to a telephone pole at the corner of Main and Minnequa. Some boy has tried to be smart and has only acted like a fool. The VIA went to considerable expense to purchase and put up these signs and anyone with so little sense of the eternal fitness of things as to interfere with them deserves punishment.
Fire destroyed the smoke house, also the ice house, of Horace Schmelzle. All of the meat in the smoke house was burned. The wind blowing so hard fanned the flames and carried sparks right to the barn which was in danger but the timely arrival of Floyd Rauscher, William Doud, William Rauscher, and Robert Rauscher, helped Mr. Schmelzle in saving the other buildings, although the barn was afire once but the watchers had water ready on expectation of a break out and ut it out.
90 Years Ago-1929 4/11/2019
Eleanore Mayo Elverson, wife of the late James Elverson, editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer, died at the age of 57. She was a Canton girl, popularly known as "Nellie" Mayo. She was the daughter of Frank Mayo, the famous tragedian, and spent her girlhood in an about Crockett Lodge on upper Troy street. Her chief claim to fame was as "Princess Bonnie" in an operetta of the same name, which she played with tremendous success on both sides of the Atlantic. But one of the famous family of Mayos remains - Lorimer, son of Edwin F. Mayo, a grandson of the original Frank Mayo and a nephew of Mrs. Elverson. Lorimer is a Fox movie star, playing under the name of his illustrious grandfather, Frank Mayo.
During the windstorm April 1 five large pine trees on J D Allison near Roaring Branch blew down across the road also breaking down the telephone line.
Earl Anderson and Ned Fairbanks will soon open a meat market on Sullivan Street.
Calvin Fulkerson has purchased from Earl Anderson his share in the grocery store on Carson street and took possession Monday.
80 Years Ago-1939 4/11/2019
Many attended the 50th anniversary of the Open Hand Grange of LeRoy. It was a very pleasant event.
Many of the social activities of the East Canton church have had to be postponed because of bad roads.
Daniel Schmelzle baled hay last Thursday (March 23).
Miss Lou Smithgall, Rialto Theatre, was a business visitor in Philadelphia last week.
Miss Marjorie Hardy has accepted a position as operator for the Canton and Leroy Farmers Telephone Co.
60 Years Ago-1959 4/11/2019
A beautiful Sunrise Service was held for the five churches in the Roaring Branch Methodist charge was held at 6:30 am on Easter Sunday.
The Canton Sandwich Shop, operated by Roberta Wilcox and Marjorie Keltz, will move from 8 Sullivan Street to the Schmick building, 68 Troy Street.
The CHS Dramatic Clubs will present their first annual one-act play festival. The plays will be presented in turn by members of the ninth, tenth and eleventh grades. The directors of the three plays are Miss Betty Hefflebower, Mrs. Kathryn Beam and Mrs. Matthew Hurley. The ninth grade will present "Love Hits Wilbur." Grade ten will perform "The Happy Journey" and the eleventh grade will present a comedy entitled "Soap Opera." At the conclusion of the third play, identical prizes will be awarded to the best lead actor, lead actress, supporting actor and supporting actress. The panel of judges will consist of Mrs. Manley Preston, Dan Hallett and a third townsperson yet to be chosen. For the first time these plays will be presented in Saturday evening at the request of many local businessmen who in the past have been unable to attend the Friday night performance due to evening store hours.
50 Years Ago-1969 4/11/2019
The sale of the Canton Pharmacy was consummated between Robert McKenzie and George McCabe. In the near future the balance of the stock and all prescription files will be moved to McCabe's drug store in Troy.
Betsy Storrs will open a Sear Roebuck Contract Merchant's store in the former Pioneer Room of the Packard Hotel on March 27.
Arthur Mix, 74, died in the Blossburg State Hospital. For 42 years he was a yard master for the former Pennsylvania Railroad Co. He was a noted Spencerian penman and made and collected canes as a hobby.
Mrs. Edna F. Rowlands, 93, passed away at the Crowe Nursing Home. She taught first grade in Canton schools for about 17 years. Her ancestors were founders of the East Canton Methodist Church and she was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Canton. She taught the Alpha Sunday School Class for 28 years and a few years ago the class was renamed in her honor.