Out of the Past
125 Years Ago
Feb. 17, 1887
Mr. Nic. Human of Getzville was quite seriously hurt by being thrown from a load of wood, and landing against a fence.
A very pleasant evening was enjoyed by the Wiggins Club at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Grove last Thursday evening. As usual, the refreshments were of the highest order, and likewise the appetites of the merry participants.
Mr. August Baker, who had two attacks of nasal hemorrhage, is better.
Mr. Tobias Witmer will address the Christian Church on the next Lord’s Day at 11 a.m.
Writing from Mexico, a correspondent of the Philadelphia Record says there are innumerable ruined cities buried deep in the wilderness of that country and Central America, “which still wait in silence for the coming of the explorer.”
“‘Stop smoking,’ said a Boston doctor to an ailing patient, ‘and it will lengthen your days.’ The patient complied. The doctor’s prediction was verified. The first day, the patient declared, was as long as his whole previous life.”
“Said a tramp to a gentleman in a city park, ‘Will you kindly allow me to glance at your paper for a moment, sir? I am anxious to see the weather predictions.’ The gentleman replied, ‘Certainly. Are you interested in the weather? Said the tramp, ‘Yes sir. I live principally on wind, and I want to find out what I am to have for dinner today.’”
100 Years Ago
Feb. 15, 1912
The Aylesworth Sisters Quartette Company will give an entertainment at the Methodist Evangelical Church on February 23. This is the fourth in a series of entertainments that are being given by the Empire Lyceum Bureau.
After spending four weeks in the mid-west and California, Dr. and Mrs. Longnecker will sail from San Francisco aboard the S.S. Cleveland for a trip around the world.
Mrs. Anna Magoffin entertained the Auld Lang Syne Study Club at its February meeting. Piano solos were played by Miss Mildred Fuller.
75 Years Ago
Feb. 18, 1937
Police Chief Edwin H. Evans has requested the Town Board purchase two new motorcycles and new tires for the police cars. The chief pointed out that the condition of the tires now on cars makes it dangerous for the patrolmen to chase speeders and that two cars are inadequate to patrol the entire township
Sound motion pictures and a lecture by Dr. Arthur A. Allen will be presented by the Garden Center Institute on Friday, February 26, at 8 p.m. sharp in the auditorium of the Burgard Vocational High School, 400 Kensington Ave., Buffalo.
50 Years Ago
Feb. 15, 1962
The merging of Beck’s Guernsey Dairy Inc. of East Amherst with the Rich Dairy, one of Buffalo’s oldest, was announced Monday. At present, the Beck Dairy handles about 6,000 quarts daily. The Rich Dairy handles about 26,000 quarts daily.
Donald C. Wilhelm of Eggertsville has been announced as the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship awarded by the Buffalo and Western New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
Mrs. Elsie Leighton entertained the members of her card club at her home in Transit Road.
A highly-respected and successful Williamsville businessman, Albert J. “Pat” Fischer, 67, died Tuesday, February 13, 1962. He served overseas with the U.S. Army during World War I and was a charter member of George F. Lamm Post 622.
25 Years Ago
Feb. 18, 1987
Amherst Town Clerk John Shearer said the office’s new extended hours have met with great success. Hours were changed in January so the office would be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to accommodate working families.
Mike Torrillo of Amherst has passed Gary Roessler to become the all-time leading points scorer for the Canisius College Ice Griffs.