Events of long ago clipped from the files of the Dansville Express
March 23, 1950
By Fan Woolever
60 YEARS AGO
Kershner and Schubmehl’s new grocery was opened on Saturday.
Mooto (sic)claimed by the Breeze: “Keep your head cool and your
newspaper hot.” Actual motto: “Pay up,” “Settle.”
C. Kramer is enjoying the Sanatorium Turkish baths in hopes to reduce
his corporosity to two hundred pounds and keep it there.
Rev. Mr. Sherman who officiated in St. Peter’s Church a few weeks ago
has accepted a call to become its rector. It is his intention to
organize a boy choir, which will be a novelty.
C. W. Woolever purchased of M. Magin an Alderny cow which he considers
one of the best in the county. Her mother was Col. Grant’s cow, a
noted milker of pure strain. Mr. Woolever is stocking his little
farm as fast as possible.
The first graduating class of the Union School has been organized:
Max Sweet, president; Helen Edwards, vice-president; Vira Karcher,
secretary and treasurer. Other members: Lilly Brayton, Jessie Osborn,
Carrie Stone, Emma Tenny, Edward T. Fairchild.
50 YEARS AGO
Martin and Fred Remmel, formerly of this village but now doing business
in Rochester, have let the contract for the erection of a large three
story brick block at the corner of So. St. Paul St. and Hamilton Place.
John Mader has purchased the Fairchild property on Leonard St. and will
move into it April 1.
Jack Pruner, the clerk at the Hotel Livingston, went to Canandaigua
Wednesday to visit his brother who is dangerously ill.
The family of Rev. Seymour Moose have scarlet fever. Miss Nellie had
just recovered when Willie was taken down with the same disease.
We will not see the smiling countenance of Frank VanHooser in Sparta
for some time. He has gone to Scottsville to work with a portable
Mr. Masten who has purchased the liquor business of Mr. Keyes is
spoken of as a first-class business man and a reputable citizen.
He has always lived in Conesus where he conducted a farm.
40 YEARS AGO
About sixty responded to the invitations issued by Mr. and Mrs. F. J.
Maginley to celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary. When dinner
was announced the guests gathered around a tastefully decorated table
and were bountifully served with the viands of the farm that Mr. and
Mrs. Maginley know so well will satisfy. The same was partaken
with a relish. Many useful and nice culinary vessels were presented
to the guests. After enjoying the royal hospitality the friends
returned to their homes filled with fine food and gladness.
Recent deaths: Mrs. Carrie Tripp, Mrs. Daniel Burke, William Pruner,
Those participating in “Among the Breakers”: Raymond Fedder, Tom Lyons,
Frank Eschrich, George Alberts, Frank Hubertus, Carl Mayer, Charlotte
Hofschneider, Mary Geiger, Helen Hemmer.
Singing at the Methodist Church on Easter Sunday: H. Parker, Mrs. Nina
Jacobs Wemett, Abbie Saltsman, Mrs. Lottie Peterson, J. M. Synder
(sic), J. Edwin Burgess, Fred W. Peace, G. C. Tuller, Harriett Artman, Reta Collins.
30 YEARS AGO
Taking part in Rhetoricals at the High School: Thelma McCurdy, Walter
Mooney, Beatrice Scherer, James Mooney, Thomas Forsythe, Alberta
Truman, Emma Barber, Helen Johantgen, Carleton Moose. Brayton Magee
is president of the Senior Class.
Cletus Maloney was given a surprise party Wednesday evening, March 24
on the occasion of his seventeenth birthday. He was presented a handsome gift.
Mrs. Jennie Clark Squires of Hornell has been chosen as Matron of the
King’s Daughters Home.
The Protectives have purchased the Main St. block owned since 1870 by
A. O. Bunnell.
Death’s rich harvest: Mrs. Mary Mannin, George H. Johns, Mrs. Catherine
Knopf, Conrad Welch Belts, Miss Sophie Kiefer, Mrs. George R. Wright,
E. J. Wooley, Mrs. Emmeline Curtis, Mrs. Axie Anne Steers.
20 YEARS AGO
Charles A. Brown presided at a meeting of the Men’s Club of the
Presbyterian Church. Floyd M. Shepard who was at one time connected
with a large cotton bleachery gave a very comprehensive talk on the
processes involved in bleaching, dyeing and finishing of cotton goods.
Taking part in the school assembly: Eleanor Wright, Beatrice Conrad,
Edythe Forsythe, Frances Perine, Betty Kennedy, Helen Hickey.
William Conklin suffered a sprained ankle while witnessing the
basketball game in Rochester between Dansville and Corning.
Mrs. Floyd Grange and Mrs. Clarence Moose were gracious hostesses
at a St. Patrick’s party which was attended by ten ladies. The
supper was all that could be desired and proved that nothing had
been left undone to provide for the inner man as well as the entertainment of their friends.
-- Contributed by Anne Magee Tanner