A Look Back
200 Years Ago
∎ Died, at Ashfield, on the 26th of January, Mrs. Hannah Kilbourn, consort of Mr. Jacob Kilbourn, aged 50 years; on the 26th of February, Miss Hannah Kilbourn, daughter of Mr. Jacob Kilbourn, in the 19th year of her age; on the 19th of March, Mr. Ebenezer Kilbourn, son of Mr. Jacob Kilbourn, in the 16th year of his age.
∎ William Porter and Orlando Smith have entered into partnership under the firm of Porter & Smith at the store lately occupied by Horace Wilcox & Co., in Hadley, where they offer for sale as extensive an assortment of goods as is to be found in most stores.
100 Years Ago
∎ An Easthampton man had an attack of heart failure at the subway at the Union station Saturday afternoon. The ambulance was summoned and he was taken to the Dickinson Hospital.
∎ John Ross has started building operations for his new store on State Street. The building he is now using will be occupied as a tea and coffee store by former Superintendent of Streets Joseph J. Fowler. The store is to be on truckman Geo. H. Stone’s place.
50 Years Ago
∎ A fire that could easily have been a very serious one was averted yesterday noon. A blaze started from some unknown cause in a pile of rubbish that had collected near the rear corner of the Gagnon Garage on Depot Ave., in Florence. Fortunately it was discovered before it had got a head start and the quick response of the fire department soon had it under control.
∎ Miss Emily Hale, president of the Northampton Woman’s Club, was the recipient of a gift form the executive board at its meeting Wednesday at the home of Mrs. Phillip Villone. Miss Hale’s two-year term as president expires in April. She received a pewter sugar creamer and bowl in Paul Revere style.