200 Years Ago
∎ Died, in this town, on Friday last, Robert, eldest son of Maj. John Breck, aged 7 years and 5 months; on Monday this week, a child of Mr. Sylby Gere, aged 2 years and 10 months.
∎ Strayed from the subscriber on the 19th instant., a four-year-old dark iron grey mare, with thick main and tail, cut short. Whoever will take up or give information where she may be found shall be handsomely rewarded. — Calvin Noble, Westfield.
100 Years Ago
∎ Five contractors are figuring on the plans for the YMCA swimming pool building. The bids are expected to be opened Saturday. The contractors are C. W. Whiting, James Twohig, Dennis A. Sullivan and John L. Mather of this city and the Casper Ranger Co. of Holyoke.
∎ An automobile got stalled Sunday in the soft soil where work is being done at the junction of the Park Hill Road with the state road in Easthampton. Notwithstanding a notice of warning, the party in the automobile took the chance of “cutting across,” with the result that several hours were spent in getting the automobile out and on solid ground.
50 Years Ago
∎ There are 437 children registered to date for Northampton kindergartens for the coming school year. Florence has the largest enrollment with 135 children scheduled to attend kindergarten either at Lilly Library or Hill Institute.
∎ Mrs. William B. Culver has announced she will keep Mrs. Katherine E. O’Donnell as assistant register of deeds. Hampshire County Commissioners Raymond A. Lyman and Hiram H. Brownell voted yesterday to appoint Mrs. Culver, heretofore Mrs. O’Donnell’s assistant in the office.
to the register of deeds post vacant since the death of Raymond W. Warner.