Archive for March, 2012

Hartland News, Vermont Tribune, August 9, 1889

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

George P. EASTMAN has been appointed town grand jury-man in place of Ira J. WEED, resigned.

George P. STURTEVANT of Hartford, Conn., in stopping a few days in town.

Leslie HATCH, wife and child, are at M. BALCH’s.

J. M. M RICHARDSON and family have left town and gone to Barre.

Charles and Elliott HOWARD of Brooklyn, N. Y., are at L. A. SHEDD’s.

John C. BOYNTON and W. E. BRITTON were the only ones in this town, out of sixty tickets sold, to draw prizes at the Montpelier fair–the former a cash prize of two dollars, the latter a family jewelry case.

About thirty took in the excursion to Providence Island, last Tuesday, and all report a good time.

Rev. C. M. CARPENTER and family returned to their home, last Saturday, after a three weeks vacation.

Rev. Wm. H. RUGG, wife and son, of Perkinsville, are guests at Dr. RUGG’s this week.

Mrs. Dr. FULLER, children and servant, of Brooklyn, N. Y., are stopping at B. F. LABAREE’s.

Mr. CRANS, the popular station-agent at this place, leaves here, this week, and goes to Swanton. He will be missed very much by many friends.

Rev. C. M. CARPENTER has tendered his resignation to the M. E. church, to take effect the first of September.

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Hartland News, Vermont Tribune, March 15, 1889

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Town Meeting Results

Moderator, J. H. EASTMAN; clerk, W. R. STURTEVANT; selectmen, Asa WEED, J. H. EASTMAN, C. C. GATES; listers, E. S. AINSWORTH, Geo. W. SPEAR, Wilson BRITTON; auditors, E. S. AINSWORTH, W. R. STURTEVANT, B. F. LABAREE; street commissioners, selectmen; treasurer, E. W. BILLINGS; overseer, C. P. BURK; agent, E. M. GOODWIN; constable, J. S. SLEEPER; grand juror, A. J. WEED; trustee U. S. revenue, E. W. BILLINGS; school board, D. F. RUGG. Transcribed by Ruth Barton

Hartland News, Vermont Tribune, June 21, 1889

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

A. E. GILSON, the noted farmer and gardener, at Hartland Falls, is first in the market with peas and strawberries.

E. A. GILES has been allowed a pension of $8 per month and arrearages of $344.

The Hartland drum-corps gave W. R. STURTEVANT a very pleasant serenade, Friday evening of last week, and duly installed him as postmaster at the village. The compliment was handsomely returned by the official, the corps being invited inside the house, where vocal music with piano accompaniment, and an abundance of the best coffee and cake, formed a pleasant supplement to the outside performance.

George MARCY has, by common consent among all his brother farmers, the best field of corn to be found within the town limits. It was planted the second day of May.

A. A. MARTIN and Julius LAMB have gone on their annual fishing-trip to Sunapee Lake, N. H.

The few services held by Rev. Allen HAZEN in the Congregational church have made a good impression here. May he find it pleasant to labor and live in the midst of this people.

Albert A. STURTEVANT, whose business headquarters are New York city and Chicago, arrived at his home in this village, last week Monday, for a short time.

Mr. and Mrs. William YORK and Charles DUTTON have gone to Nantucket Beach, Mass., as saloonist.

C. V. N. WINSLOW and C. A. STURTEVANT have bought of Arthur ALEXANDER his interest in the wheelwright-shop, and will continue the business.

Wilson BRITTON is in Boston, this week, on business.

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Hartland News, Vermont Tribune, July 26, 1889

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Rev. Allen HAZEN has moved with his family into the Congregational parsonage, and now preaches regularly. He is liked very much.

Rev. C. M. CARPENTER and family are away on their annual vacation, at Lynn, Mass.

Mrs. FARNSWORTH and daughter May, and Miss Adele CHAPIN of Leominster, Mass., are at Albourne LULL’s.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer S. SLADE of Proctor, and Dr. Charles SMITH of Dakota, are at P. B. SMITH’s.

Mrs. E. E. ESTERBROOK of Lowell, Mass., is at Albert GIBSON’s.

Miss Florence HEMENWAY and Miss May SHORT are at Oscar HEMINWAY’s.

Geo. HOYT, wife and child, are at M. C. HARLOW’s.

Fred E. HARLOW and wife of Cleveland, Ohio, are at his father’s — Nathan HARLOW.

Mrs. Jane GOVE of Springfield, Mass., is visiting her many friends in this place.

Mrs. Clarence HARRIMAN and daughter Florence, of North Walpole, N. H., visited at Geo. A. DUNBAR’s the past week.

Mrs. George H. FLETCHER, vocal teacher and soloist, of Boston, is at L. A. SHEDD’s for the summer.

Mrs. Alice BENJAMIN, accompanied by Dr. RUGG, was taken to the insane asylum at Brattleboro last week, Monday.

Haying is progressing very slowly, on account of the wet weather.

Ethan GILES, while loading hay, Monday afternoon, dropped dead on the load; from heart-disease.

Mrs. George LEONARD who has been sick a long time with consumption, died Tuesday morning; and Miss Lena PERKINS died Tuesday afternoon; making three deaths in twenty-four hours.

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Hartland News, Vermont Tribune, June 28, 1889

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

George D. WOOD of San Luis Potosi, Mexico, is with his mother at the Four Corners.

Grand list of 1889: Real estate, $5,807.93; personal, 1578.11; polls, $750; total, $8,136.06. The list for 1888 was: Real $5,782.70; personal, $1,709.06; polls, $756; total, $8,247.76.

Fred E. CRANDALL has been engaged, the past week, in placing guide-boards along the highways through the town. No excuse now for anyone to get lost.

A new bridge has just been completed across Lull brook, near A. A. MARTIN’s shop.

Dr. D. F. RUGG is attending the American Medical Association in Newport, R. I., this week.

Dr. S. E. STEVENS can be found at the residence of Nathaniel GILSON, near the depot.

The remains of William ALLEN, better known as “Father ALLEN,” were buried from his late home near Hartland Falls, Sunday, the 16th, Rev. C. M. CARPENTER officiating. The large gathering of friends and neighbors testified to the love and respect in which he was held as a citizen. He was 82 years of age.

A horse owned by Frank GILBERT, valued at $200, was recently so terribly cut by wire fence in the pasture that it was found necessary to kill him.

The factory at North Hartland has closed for a short time.

Misses Gertie SMITH and Mary STEVENS are home from Montpelier Seminary.

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Hartland News, Vermont Tribune, March 29, 1889

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

A. L. DAVIS has purchased the Silas WILDER farm on Densmore hill, paying therefor $500.

Mrs. BARSTOW’s farm at the Four Corners has been sold to Frank E. KING of Lebanon, N. H., for $4,500. The family have moved in.

Curtis FLOWERS and Marvin WHITCOMB have just bought, cut and drawn an elm tree from A. L. DAVIS’ farm , which yielded over five cords of wood.

John P. STILSON has hired the Dan SEAVER farm in West Windsor and will soon move on it.

Mr. RICHARDSON of Olcott Falls has moved into Mrs. SUMNER’s house. Mrs. SUMNER goes to Hartford, Conn., to live with her daughter.

Mrs. Ellen B. KETCHUM and son Henry leave, Wednesday, for Denver, Col. Charles BACKUS, who has been in their employ the past year, is to accompany them.

The Methodist Seminary at Montpelier will have as students from this town, during the next term, A. C. STEVENS, Miss Mary STEVENS, and Miss Gertrude SMITH.

Miss Carrie E. PERRY is home from Middletown Springs, stopping at J. H. EMERSON’s.

Allen SLADE of Proctor is stopping at B. F. LABARREE’s.

Milo HEADLE, a well-known teacher, is at home with his father, R. W. HEADLE.

Mrs. L. WHITMORE and son Frank, from Nebraska, are visiting at J. A. McARTHUR’s.

Abbie JONES is home from Haverhill, Mass.

Mrs. LAWRENCE and daughter Lottie, of Malden, Mass., are spending a few weeks with C. V. N. WINSLOW.

The concert given a Pavilion hall by the “little old folks” was a decided success. The only bad thing about it was sore sides from laughing.

Mrs. E. S. SLADE of Proctor is at her old home in this village.

Mrs. Will SPAULDING of St. Albans is at George SPAULDING’s.

Mrs. Oliver BROTHERS died very suddenly at North Hartland, last week, at the age of 76 years. She retired in good health at night and was dead in the early morning.

A little grandchild of Amon ROYCE died of pneumonia, last week, aged three months.

Mrs. Catherine SHEPARD died last Wednesday and was buried Saturday, Rev. C. M. CARPENTER officiating.

William SHORT, for many years a farmer in this town, but who has of late been with his daughter in Concord, N. H., died in that city and was brought here for burial, the 16th.

Mrs. Huldah HAMMOND died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Z. WALKER, Tuesday night, funeral on Thursday. There are many more sick, and it seems as if the death angel was hovering over this town.

The snow is fast disappearing and the traveling is quite good in some places; on the hills the mud is deep yet. The blue birds, robins and ground birds, are again with us telling us spring has come once more.

Miss Luna JOHNSON has gone to Sunapee to work for Mrs. MARTIN.

Miss Alice SPAULDING has gone to Claremont, N. H., to work in a millinery store.

Charles St. CLAIR has moved from Martinville to Mrs. LADD’s house on the plains.

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Hartland News, Vermont Journal, June 24, 1884

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

John SPEAR, one day last week, hitched his horse, with buggy attached, at Labaree’s store, by the wrong end of the driving reins, thus making it easy for the animal to take a circle round the hitch-post. Seeing the opportunity, the horse improved it. Wheelwright RUSSELL put in a new reach, thill, and cross-bar, and the buggy was again in running order.

The business of the Vermont Farm Machine Company, as we are informed by an officer of the company, was $140, 000 for the past year. The recent fire was confined to the old wood building and only caused a suspension of work for two or three days. The last order sent by general agent BATES, only last week, was numbered 24704.

Mrs. Prescott WRIGHT of Pepperell, Mass., daughter of Lewis PATRICK, an old time resident of the Forur Corners, has made a recent visit among her many friends and relatives in this town and Windsor, where all were pleased to welcome back to ttheir homes one so well and favorably remembered. Mrs. WRIGHT is a sister of O. L. and N. W. PARTRICK, of Windsor.

W. R. STURTEVANT, as executor of the estate of Sam’l CONANT of this town, sold at the house of Albert AIKENS, in Barnard, June 12, the following named real estate, 82 acres pasture, mowing and woodland to A. B. STEWART for $300, and 12 acres woodland, not easily reached, for $10 to Elmer F. ABBOTT.

Delegates to the republican convention at Montpelier, June 18: A. A. MARTIN, O. W.WALDO, J. H. EASTMAN.

The Methodist parsonage has been much improved in appearance by moving the barn.

John HARDING, of White River Junction was in town last week with two more stones for Hartland cemetery. One of Italian marble, was set over the remains of Mrs. Cyrus W. ROGERS, and the other, of Tennessee marble, over the remains of E. W. PERRY. This cemetery owes much of its best work to Mr. HARDING.

The old historic brook, that winds around the green slopes and through the rich meadows of Hartland village, has yielded uncommonly satisfactory results to the fishermen of late, and the honors are about even with H. L. DICKINSON, F. C. CARPENTER, Geo. DAVIS and Julius LAMB. But the best of all is, two little girls, Florence STURTEVANT and Addie BRITTON, took it into their heads that they “would a-fishing go,” and after a brief stay at
the brook they came home, each with a half pound trout, less but a very small fraction.

Taylor ALEXANDER, a well known citizen residing in Hartland village, was married the 11th inst to Miss Martha E. PIERCE, of Claremont, N. H. The marriage services were performed at the house of Judge E. VAUGHN, in Claremont village, by Rev. Frank A. THOMPKINS.

The young men of this village have organized a skating rink which is to be known as The Hartland Skating club. The officers are: Elmer SLADE, president;  W. T. RICHARDSON,  Secretary and Treasurer; Building Committee, Jesse V. JOHNSON and Frank P. MARTIN.

George F. STURTEVANT is painting his house in this village. The color, formerly pea green, is to be pure white. Frank, his son, is putting a part of his summer vacation to good use by doing the work.

During this writing several artists are engaged in applying “Brandon brown” to the outside surface of WALDO & DICKINSON’s block.

Good specimens of carriage work were taken from WALDO’s paint shop this week. Among these was the covered carriage of H. B WATRISS and a buggy belonging to A. C. MARCY, both of the Four Corners. WALDO has been obliged to keep two or three men a part of the time tokeep out of the way of his orders. A. A. MARTIN has work enough for one painter nearly all the time.

Mrs. F. P. BARSOW is not altoghether pleased with her pure blood stock of swine, introduced on the farm by her son, the Judge, while on a visit here from California. She has had no increase in the herd owing to the pig-eating proclivities of the mother who, for two succeeding years, has swallowed the whole of the progeny as soon as born.

One day last week, while planing hard wood plank at the mill of MARTIN & STICKNEY, the cutter, revolving at an uncommonly high rate of speed, burst into three parts, the fragments being projected with fearful velocity by the heads of F. P. MARTIN and Charles BAILY who were tending the machine at the time.

June 8, rye stands on the farm of J. C. HOLT 5 feet 4 inches, as shown in the news room by his son J. H. HOLT.

The young men interested in the skating rink at Martinsville, have organized under the name of The First Skating Rink Association of hartland. The officers are: A. A. MARTIN, Pres.; John STRONG, Secretary and Treasurer:  Lucian SMALL, Geo. SPAULDING and A. E. HILL, business committee.

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