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By James Bridgman

200 Years Ago

Died, in Northampton on Friday morning last, after a long illness, in the 38th year of her age, Mrs. Lucy Ashmun, wife of the Hon. Eli P. Ashmun. All who had the pleasure of an intimate acquaintance with the deceased will bear testimony to the uncommon merits of the woman, the amiableness of the friend, the cheerful, mild disposition of the wife, the gentleness of the mother.

T. & J. Shepherd have 12 full blooded Merino Rams of the best Spanish stocks, which they will let for the season at public auction to the highest bidder. Auction to be holden at the tavern of Theodore Lyman in Northampton on Thursday, the 22 of October, at two o’clock p.m.

100 Years Ago

John Manning is expected to start Tuesday morning on the work of tearing down the house on Masonic Street which he recently purchased from Frank E. Brandle. It was at first the intention of Mr. Manning to move the structure, but as it would be necessary for him to obtain a permit from the city government it is thought he will start work Tuesday on removing the house piecemeal.

The Republican city committee holds a meeting tomorrow night for the purpose of arranging for rallies. It is expected that two if not three rallies will be held during the remaining three weeks of the campaign. The city hall has been engnaged for a rally on the 30th.

50 Years Ago

Michael Patrick Flynn, son of Mrs. Anna Flynn of 24 Pine St., has enlisted in the U.S. Navy and is now taking his boot training at the U.S. Naval Training Center, Great lakes, Ill. A graduate of Vaughn Barbers College, Hartford, Conn., Flynn was employed at the Torpey and Gordon Barber Shop in Northampton prior to enlistment.

A testimonial dinner party was held Wednesday at the German Hall for Miss Irene M. Taillon, who has served the Conseil Jeanne d’Arc for 35 years as collector and treasurer. Dr. Andre Belanger, of Springfield, fourth counselor general, presented a gold medal to Miss Taillon in appreciation for her devoted service.

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