2012-01-18 / Editorial

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago
Jan. 20, 1887

Sunday afternoon as Albert, the eight-year-old son of Mr. Michael Gassner, living north of Eggertsville, was playing on the upper floor of the barn, he fell through to the lower floor, striking on his face. He was picked up insensible, and Dr. H.P. Trull was at once summoned.

The first meeting of stockholders of the proposed Buffalo and Williamsville Railroad was held Thursday afternoon at the office of the company, No. 14 American Block, Buffalo. The officers re-elected were: President, J.S. Buell; vice-president, F.D. Snow; secretary, B.J. Tillman; and treasurer, R.R. Hefford.

The Erie County Record, a weekly paper published at Marilla, has been suspended for lack of public patronage.

Directors of the Williamsville Brewery are expected to visit their customers in Rapids this week Thursday or Friday.

Services at the Eggertsville Lutheran Church will be discontinued at present, owing to painting and decorating.

Miss Donna E. Smith now offers her services as a teacher of piano music. Those wishing to enjoy the low introductory price can apply to her at her home in this village.

A farmer in Delaware County, N.Y. has a pork barrel that has been in constant use for one hundred and sixty years.

100 Years Ago
Jan. 18, 1912

According to a telegram received by Village President M.J. Hoffman from First Deputy State Highway Commissioner Charles F. Foley of Lockport, the New York State Highway Commission has approved Mr. Foley’s recommendation for resurfacing with brick the Main road just west of the Village and extending west to Snyder. Also approved was the resurfacing with asphalt macadam that portion of Main Road which extends from the Transit Road east to the county line, just east of Clarence.

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Seefried celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on January 11.

The boys of the Williamsville High School basketball team who went to Clarence Center last Friday won the game by the score of 38 to 21.

Deaths included Balthasar Wolf of Williamsville, January 18, 1912.

75 Years Ago
Jan. 21, 1937

Plunging into an icy, swollen stream of water, Irving P. Huber, 19, saved the life of little Thomas R. Kiley of Mill Street last Saturday afternoon at dusk after the little fellow had fallen into Ellicott Creek. When Huber reached the child, the lad was near death and unable to help himself.

50 Years Ago
Jan. 18, 1962

Patrolman Arthur F. Janssen was installed as president of the Amherst Police Club for the year 1962 at a dinner dance held Tuesday at the Jurek Post Clubhouse.

Arnie’s Atlantic Service Station, 5099 Main St. at the corner of Royal Parkway, was entered sometime over the weekend and a cash register containing about $75 in cash, credit slips and and checks amounting to about $145 was taken.

From a column written by U.S. Sen. Kenneth B. Keating: “Now, at the beginning of this new season, the Capitol seems to take on a special glow. Washington seems once more to be rolling up its sleeves to tackle the work ahead, and it’s good to be back.”

25 Years Ago
Jan. 21, 1987

About 200 residents listened to Bernard Oblitz discuss his plans for development of the Harlem Road School during a meeting last week.

Red Blackburn was honored Saturday for 60 years of service as a member of the Eggertsville Hose Company.

Edward J. Fiegl, a past chief and president of the Getzville Fire Company, died Monday, Jan. 12, 1987.

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