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Clifton Murdock came to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harry Bemis, Monday after five weeks' confinement at Franklin County hospital in Greenfield, MA. [The North Adams Transcript (North Adams, Massachusetts) 22 Apr 1953, transc. by aFOFG]

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bernard and their daughter Mary, spent Sunday with the Bernards' daughter, Mrs. Ralph Sessions, and their family in Heath, Mass. [The North Adams Transcript (North Adams, Massachusetts) 22 Apr 1953, transc. by aFOFG]

Harold Ryan and his son, Harold, Jr., of Cambridge and Colrain were recent supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Burrington. [The North Adams Transcript (North Adams, Massachusetts) 22 Apr 1953, transc. by aFOFG]

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Royer and their son, Peter, of Shelburne Falls spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Andreas Royer. [The North Adams Transcript (North Adams, Massachusetts) 22 Apr 1953, transc. by aFOFG]

Betty Stetson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Stetson, spent the week-end in Charlemont with Mrs. Chester Willey. [The North Adams Transcript (North Adams, Massachusetts) 22 Apr 1953, transc. by aFOFG]

Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert Rainville, Jr., of Greenfield spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Max Churchill and their family. [The North Adams Transcript (North Adams, Massachusetts) 22 Apr 1953, transc. by aFOFG]

Francis Kinsman of Greenfield was a Sunday dinner guest of Mrs. William Fairbanks: He called on Herbert Stetson on Sunday morning. [The North Adams Transcript (North Adams, Massachusetts) 22 Apr 1953, transc. by aFOFG]

Christine Andrew of Northfield spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. Emmerson Hamilton and their daughter. Patti Louise Florin Andrew of Northfield came Sunday to spend the week there. [The North Adams Transcript (North Adams, Massachusetts) 22 Apr 1953, transc. by aFOFG]

ASHFIELD:

Floyd Townsley, who has spent some time at Fort Ethan Allen since his graduation at M.S.C. plans to leave the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Townsley in "Apple Valley, " on Thursday to go 1000 miles by auto to East St. Louis, Ill. where he is enrolled as a flying cadet in the United States army and will train at Parks Air college. [The North Adams Transcript (North Adams, Massachusetts) 8 Aug 1939, transc. by aFOFG]

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Swift and three children have returned to their home in Springfield after being guests for several days in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Day. [The North Adams Transcript (North Adams, Massachusetts) 8 Aug 1939, transc. by aFOFG]

School superintendent Eugene Currie and family enjoyed a day's trip the last of the week through Vermont. [The North Adams Transcript (North Adams, Massachusetts) 8 Aug 1939, transc. by aFOFG]

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hanson of Topeka, Kansas, who are staying a few weeks in town, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. B.O. Dodge on Saturday. [The North Adams Transcript (North Adams, Massachusetts) 8 Aug 1939, transc. by aFOFG]

Miss Mary Dyer of Belmont with Mrs. Mabel Shaw of town were soloists at the Congregational church service Sunday morning.  Mrs. Winifred Hanson of Topeka sang at the Episcopal church. [The North Adams Transcript (North Adams, Massachusetts) 8 Aug 1939, transc. by aFOFG]

Rev. and Mrs. Roland E. Johnson were in town this week-end. Rev. Johnson spoke in Springfield Sunday. They plan to spend as much of their remaining time of their vacation at Mrs. Johnson's home in Bridgeort, VT. [The North Adams Transcript (North Adams, Massachusetts) 8 Aug 1939, transc. by aFOFG]

Mrs. Ethel Harris, who has a position the home of John W. Haigis in Greenfield is enjoying her sister, Mrs. Alice Richmond. [The North Adams Transcript (North Adams, Massachusetts) 8 Aug 1939, transc. by aFOFG]

Mrs. Raymond Howes is spending a few days with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Olin Graves in North Adams. [The North Adams Transcript (North Adams, Massachusetts) 8 Aug 1939, transc. by aFOFG]

Mrs. Thurston and her son, who are employed at Gray brothers, with Miss Gray, are visiting in New Haven, VT., and Springfield, Vt., during this week. [The North Adams Transcript (North Adams, Massachusetts) 8 Aug 1939, transc. by aFOFG]

BUCKLAND:

Miss Mary Trow is having a three weeks' vacation from her work in New York City and is with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Trow. [The North Adams Transcript (North Adams, Massachusetts) 8 Aug 1939, transc. by aFOFG]

Mrs. Earl Lilly is spending the week with her sister-in-law, Mrs. A. E. Brewer, in Ashby. [The North Adams Transcript (North Adams, Massachusetts) 8 Aug 1939, transc. by aFOFG]


CHARLEMONT:

Mr. and Mrs. F.W. Burrington attended the recent meeting of the Western Franklin Health district in Charlemont. [The North Adams Transcript (North Adams, Massachusetts) 22 Apr 1953, transc. by aFOFG]

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Varney and Carl Downing visited Mr. and Mrs. Francis Lively in Conway Sunday evening. [The North Adams Transcript (North Adams, Massachusetts) 22 Apr 1953, transc. by aFOFG]

Glendon Shaw of Springfield was in town Saturday on business. [The North Adams Transcript (North Adams, Massachusetts) 10 Mar 1930, transc. by aFOFG]

Earl Howes and family were Sunday guests of relatives in Ashfield.

Tracy Slack returned to Boston yesterday afternoon to continue his work in the State House for the State Department of Conservation.

Miss Elsie Jeffries spent the week-end in Bernardston with friends.

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Rice of Greenfield visited their uncle, W.C. Rice, on Sunday.

Clarence Harwood is surveyor of lumber and wood and public weigher for the town.

Roscoe Fisk has been appointed field driver and pound keeper to take the place of E.W. Payne, who resigned.

There will be a joint meeting of the American Legion and auxiliary at the home of Harold Carrier this evening. [The North Adams Transcript (North Adams, Massachusetts) 10 Mar 1930, transc. by aFOFG]

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Haskins of Wharton, N.J., are spending a few days with friends of Moore's summit. [The North Adams Transcript (North Adams, Massachusetts) 8 Aug 1939, transc. by aFOFG]

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Henderson were Sunday dinner guests of Mrs. Helen Bardwell at Laurel Park. [The North Adams Transcript (North Adams, Massachusetts) 8 Aug 1939, transc. by aFOFG]

Mrs. Carson Hicks is visiting her cousin, Mrs. Lena Hayes, in Three Mile Bay, N.Y. [The North Adams Transcript (North Adams, Massachusetts) 8 Aug 1939, transc. by aFOFG]

Dorman Orr has rented the Veber place on the North Road and with his family will take possession August 15. [The North Adams Transcript (North Adams, Massachusetts) 8 Aug 1939, transc. by aFOFG]

Miss Leslie Wilson is spending the week in New York city with her aunt, Mrs. Amy Slater. [The North Adams Transcript (North Adams, Massachusetts) 8 Aug 1939, transc. by aFOFG]

Mr. and Mrs. Levi Lively, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Clovis Lively and son, spent the day Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Edward Leonard at their camp in Marlboro, Vt. They were also guests of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Leonard at their camp in Marlboro, Vt. They were also guests of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Coombs in Brattleboro Sunday evening. [The North Adams Transcript (North Adams, Massachusetts) 8 Aug 1939, transc. by aFOFG]

Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Turner are spending their vacation at Pemaquid, Me. They will also visit their daughter, Mrs. Charles Wakefield in Gorham, Me. [The North Adams Transcript (North Adams, Massachusetts) 8 Aug 1939, transc. by aFOFG ]

Howard Neilson and George MacColly are stopping with Mr. Neilson's aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Waller Henderson on returning from a trip through Canada. [The North Adams Transcript (North Adams, Massachusetts) 8 Aug 1939, transc. by aFOFG]

LYONSVILLE: (part of Colrain)

60 at Foundry Folk Picnic

The Foundry Village Folk enjoyed a picnic dinner Sunday at the Kenneth Barnes Camp with 60 person present.  Among those who attended were:  Mr. and Mrs. Earl Nichols and son, Herbert, and grandson Dickie Nichols; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Nichols; Mr. and Mrs. Leon Carr and three daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Linwood Phillips and Shirley Risley; Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Call and two children, Mr. and Mrs. Deane Dwight and five children, Mr. and Mrs. George Purrington and four children; Mr. and Mrs. George Call and four children, Mr. and Mrs. Merle King and three children, Mrs. Blanche Cooper.  Lyman and Frank Faulkner, Mrs. Gladys Evans and three children, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Underwood and four children.  Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Barnes and son and Mr. and Mrs. Carey and two children of Brattleboro, VT.  Their next outing will be in the form of a clambake. [The North Adams Transcript (North Adams, Massachusetts) 8 Aug 1939, transc. by aFOFG]

Roy Cooper and Marshall Lamorie of North Woodstock, N.H., spent the weekend at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Lamorie. [The North Adams Transcript (North Adams, Massachusetts) 8 Aug 1939, transc. by aFOFG]

Walter Adams of Forest Hills, N.Y. and daughter, Mrs. Vina Miller and son "Bobbie," of Upper Darby, Pa., are guests at York's mountain farm. [The North Adams Transcript (North Adams, Massachusetts) 8 Aug 1939, transc. by aFOFG]

Mr. and Mrs. Ross Scott and sons Floyd and Ronald, and grandson, Roland Scott, attended the Call reunion Sunday in North Heath, at the summer home of Mr. and Mrs. Perley Chamberlin of Springfield, Mass. [The North Adams Transcript (North Adams, Massachusetts) 8 Aug 1939, transc. by aFOFG]

John Plant motored to Boston Sunday where he attended the Red Sox-Detroit baseball game.  His son James, who has been spending his vacation with relatives in Athol returned home with him. [The North Adams Transcript (North Adams, Massachusetts) 8 Aug 1939, transc. by aFOFG]

Alonzo Terzill, with friends from Lake Pleasant, is enjoying a motor trip to Ogonquit, Me., where they will spend the week. [The North Adams Transcript (North Adams, Massachusetts) 8 Aug 1939, transc. by aFOFG]

Russell Tirrell is visiting his grandmother, Mrs. Dana Graves, in Ashfield. He attended the Graves reunion Sunday. [The North Adams Transcript (North Adams, Massachusetts) 8 Aug 1939, transc. by aFOFG]

WEST HAWLEY:

Mrs. Henry Cotton and children spent the day recently at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Perry before returning to their home in Greenfield. Mrs. Dorothy Cash, also of Greenfield, accompanied them. [The North Adams Transcript (North Adams, Massachusetts) 8 Aug 1939, transc. by aFOFG]

Mr. and Mrs. John Anthony of Townshend have been spend a few days [sic] at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Rice. [The North Adams Transcript (North Adams, Massachusetts) 8 Aug 1939, transc. by aFOFG]

Wallace and Charles Ward of Ashfield were recent callers at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Rice. [The North Adams Transcript (North Adams, Massachusetts) 8 Aug 1939, transc. by aFOFG]

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Crosby, who have been spending a week at the home of their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Deane Carter, returned to their home in Providence, R.I. Sunday. [The North Adams Transcript (North Adams, Massachusetts) 8 Aug 1939, transc. by aFOFG]

Everett Sturtevant spent Monday in Pittsfield. [The North Adams Transcript (North Adams, Massachusetts) 8 Aug 1939, transc. by aFOFG]


[Source: The North Adams Transcript,  23 Apr 1936; transc. by aFOFG]:

NORTH HEATH:

Several from here attended the funeral of Mrs. Wilson Hillman in Adamsville (Colrain) on Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Hillman formerly lived in East Heath and while here Mrs. Hillman served on the school board.  The sympathy of the community goes out to the bereaved family.
  
J.G. Thompson took a truckload of maple syrup in Belchertown on Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Thompson and John Thompson of Palisades, N.Y., were in town Monday and attended the funeral of their cousin, Mrs. Hillman in Adamsville.

Mrs. Robert Smith has returned to her school duties in Worcester.

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Stetson and four children spent Sunday with Mrs. Stetson's parents in East Charlemont.

Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Benson and children, Russel and Elizabeth, of Troy, N.Y., spent Sunday afternoon at H.S. Stetson's.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Summer and children have moved to South Heath with Mrs. Summer's mother and Mr. Summer will help to carry on the Burrington farm.

Friends of Rev. Samuel Gaylord of Barnet, Vt., a former pastor here, are sorry to learn of his recent illness.

George Newton has a new Chevrolet car.

William Knott is moving from Dell back to the Knott farm in West Heath.

GRISWOLDVILLE (a village in Colrain)

Donald Tower, who is a student at the Wentworth Institute in Boston, spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. _ Tower.

Mr. and Mrs. Otis Chase and Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Tennell of Danvers were visitors at E.D. Griswold's Sunday.

Mrs. Della White is visiting friends in Greenfield.

E.D. Griswold has purchased a new Buick Sedan.

Mr. and Mrs. E.D. Griswold were holiday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Tower in Springfield.

Miss Clara Read and Miss Leoneta Somers motored to Athol Monday to see Mrs. George Dodge, who has been ill for some time.

Charles Lemon and Miss Dorothy Whiting of Hopedale and Mrs. Mary A. Norton were weekend guests of H.H. Dennison and Mr. and Mrs. Leon Dennison.

William Sayward, who has been employed at the Kendall company plant here for several years, has been transferred to the Slatesville plant of the company in Rhode Island and began his work there Tuesday. His many friends were sorry to have him leave.

Meeting:

A regular meeting of North Star Rebekah lodge will be held Friday evening and will be followed with a social hour in observance of past noble grands and past grands. The committee is composed of Mrs. Clarice Streeter, Mrs. Ruby Smith, Mrs. Eva Stroheker and Mrs. Agnes Starkey. All past noble grands and past grands who can possibly do so are requested to be present.

SHELBURNE FALLS

Mrs. Albert Farrell and Mrs. Howard Schontag motored to Melrose where they are spending several days with friends.

Winford Goodnow, Harry Shaw, P.R. Eldridge of this place and George Powell of Buckland motored to Springfield yesterday afternoon where they attended a banquet at Hotel Kimball, tendered to Shell oil dealers by the company.

Miss Ruby Martin of Main street recently visited at the home of Miss Janet Gammell in Colrain.

Mrs. Clara Fidel and son, Melvin, spent the weekend in New York city where they visited relatives. They were accompanied by Alexander Koszalka.

Miss Ruth Brown who recently spent a few days at the home of her mother, Mrs. Ruth Brown of Monroe avenue has returned to her duties at the Troy, N.Y. General hospital.

Mrs. Winford Goodnow, Mrs. M. S. Donelson and Miss Barbara Donelson were recent dinner guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Messinger in Greenfield.

Jeanne and Jack Fontaine of the Conway road are spending a few days in North Adams at the home of their grandmother, Mrs. Ermina R. Joyce.

Mrs. Mary Jenks entertained over the weekend her granddaughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Tilton; Mrs. George Foster and her daughter, Mrs. Edward Foster, all of Plymouth, N.H. Mrs. Edward Foster remained for a week's visit at the home of her mother.

Robert Bushnell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Bushnell, is in with pneumonia at his home on North street.

COLRAIN:

Miss Louise Wells is visiting her friend, Miss Barbara Martin, in Springfield.

Miss Katherine McIntyre of Springfield is spending several days with Miss Beulah Miller.

Mrs. Kenneth Merriam is spending several days with relatives in Springfield. Yesterday she attended the wedding of her sister, Miss Jennie Field.

LYONSVILLE (village of Colrain)

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Miller of East Charlemont, were guests Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Clark.

Mrs. Eva Giguere and son, Joseph, John Plant and son, James, and Mrs. Efford King visited Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gallup Monday at their home in Keene, N.H.

Whittier Griswold and Lorenzo Griswold, Jr., of Springfield spent the holiday with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lorenzo Griswold.

Several persons from here attended the funeral of Mrs. Olive Nichols at Colrain Center Wednesday afternoon.


 

 


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