Out of the Past
125 Years Ago June 3, 1886
The reason that Harris Hill is so highly spoken of, is, no doubt, because it is the highest place between Albany and Buffalo.
Decoration Day was observed in Clarence Center on Monday last by the veterans in this vicinity. The entire school was marched to the cemetery by their teacher, Miss Laura Metz.
Hide your dog, the assessor is on the road.
Mr. Christian Helwig started for Dakota Tuesday to visit his sons. He will be gone about two months.
Mr. B.F. Kelsey of Buffalo had some nice cheese for sale last Monday in Swormville.
Our school, which is under the supervision of Miss Jessie LaFlamboy, is in a prosperous condition.
“‘Time expired; man ditto’ was the reason a country postmaster gave in notifying a publisher to discontinue sending his paper to a certain address.”
“A young girl writes to inquire how long a gentleman should be acquainted with her before she allows him to kiss her. Long enough for the father and big brother to have gone to sleep.”
“A young mother, traveling with her infant child, wrote the following letter to her husband at home: ‘We are doing first-rate and enjoying ourselves very much. The boy can crawl about on all fours. Hoping the same can be said of you.’”
100 Years Ago June 1, 1911
The Harris Hill correspondent writes, “Heat prostrations are not uncommon, even on the farm this year.” Pears will be a light crop but the plum and prune trees are well loaded.
The Williamsville Tigers defeated the Buffalo Cadillacs, 19 to 6, at Maple Grove Park.
Deaths included Henry Newer of Town Line, May 28, 1911.
75 Years Ago June 4, 1936
Miss Margaret Carnahan of Appleton, N.Y., has been engaged for next year to take up the duties of Miss Honor Wilder, who has been released to assume the position of librarian in Williamsville High School. Lawrence G. Hemink of Buffalo has been engaged as instructor in music.
Committees are now being formed to take charge of the sixth-grade class picnic. Dawn Darling and Paul Blarr are the co-chairmen.
Clarence and the surrounding community is greatly saddened by the passing of Jean Sarah Haul, one of the most promising, brilliant young women of this section. Her death, occurring Monday, June 1, 1936, just nine days before her graduation from the School of Medicine, University of Buffalo, was caused by pneumonia.
50 Years Ago June 1, 1961
Three barns containing a considerable amount of farm equipment were swept by a fire that destroyed them all last Friday afternoon. Daniel Heiman of 10165 East Creek Road estimated the loss at $20,000. The Rapids, Clarence, Clarence Center and Akron fire companies responded.
When Dr. Ralph J. Stanley retires from the Clarence Central School District on June 30, he will not lose his touch in educational matters, for he has accepted the position as visiting professor of education at Wilson College, Chambersburg, Pa.
Student council elections were held in the Junior High School on May 26. Elected president for next year was Nancy Paul. The vice president is Dean Burger.
Mrs. Martha Sewart Muchow, 73, died Friday, May 26, 1961. She lived all her life in Clarence Center and was a lifelong member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wolcottsburg.
25 Years Ago June 4, 1986
Jean O’Connell will be leaving her post as director of the Clarence Senior Center to accept a new position in private industry.
Security officers have resumed their nightly patrols of all town parks and public buildings.