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Albion 100 Years Ago - January 1910

Morning Star, January 3, 2010 pg. 6

Happy New Year, everyone!

We continue with our theme of “Albion, 100 Years Ago.” Week ending January 6, 1910: “Mrs. Jennie Tichenor, who fell last Sunday night from a chair while trying to fill a coal stove, and broke her arm, is improving as rapidly as could be expected, although it will be some time before she will be able to use her arm.”

“Mrs. & Mrs. Charles Passmore entertained with a 6 o’clock dinner at their home on Lincoln St. New Years. They were assisted by Mrs. Roy Hartung and Miss Bertha Emmons.”

Week ending January 12, 1910: “Questions of Census Man. “Are you married? Have you any children? Is your mother-in-law living with you? These are a few of the leading questions that will be put to whoever may come to the door when the census enumerator makes his decennial call at Albion homes next April.”

Week ending January 20, 1910: “Mrs. Charles A. Davis of Devereaux was in the city yesterday. Mr. Charles Warner of Homer was an Albion caller yesterday. Mrs. Louis Sackett and daughter Helen of Eckford were Albion shoppers today. Mrs. John Porr went to Springport this morning for a short stay with friends. “

Week ending January 27, 1910: “In the case of Mrs. Johannah Vernor vs. Rheinhardt Fierke which was tried in Justice McCutcheon’s court Friday morning. Mrs. Vernor was awarded a judgment for $13. The plaintiff claimed that Fierke owed her for some rent and garnished him with the above result.”

“Charlotte has taken prompt and vigorous action to stop the spread of scarlet fever. Two members of the senior class have died from the dread disease.”

“Word has been received of the death of David N. Sloat, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Brown in Detroit. Mr. Sloat was well known in Albion, having lived for many years on the farm near Condit now owned by Ed Kimmer.”

“A Lake Shore railroad crossing between this place and Condit was very nearly the scene of a tragedy last Thursday. A farmer was hauling a big four-horse load of sawdust to his ice house when he struck the bare crossing and stuck there in spite of the efforts of the two teams on the load. A fast freight from the south, which is scheduled to pass the 10:42 southbound passenger at Albion, began whistling and the farmer, with considerable presence of mind, ran down the track and succeeded in flagging the train before it reached the stranded wagon.”


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