Traverse City Record-Eagle

News From 100 Years Ago

September 19, 2011

News from 100 Years ago: 09/19/2011

• The East Shore Woodenware Company's factory, owned by M. A. Knapp, near Benzonia, was completely destroyed by fire at about 10 o'clock Friday night. The fire started in the dry kiln and rapidly spread to the warehouse of the plant.

• Harrison Vinton, employed as a lineman by the Electric Light and Power Co., received a severe shock and serious burn on one hand while at work on a pole Sunday morning. Julius Johnson, in charge of the crew working on the main line about four miles south of the city, reported that Vinton was near the top of the pole and started to cut a live wire. In doing so, he received a strong shock and very bad burns.

• The finest bushel of Duchess apples that the Development Bureau has yet seen this fall were brought in today from the F. M. Jewett farm in Elmwood Township, Leelanau County. They are extra large and are handsomely colored.

• Mrs. J. W. Patchin entertained a small company Wednesday afternoon, complimentary to her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Lucius Patchin. A great deal of amusement was created when the hostess presented each of the guests with chewing gum and requested that they chew the gum and then form an object. Afterward, the efforts were arranged in rows and Miss Grace Caughey, guessing the greatest number correctly, received a prize. A luncheon was served at small tables.

• The house of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Thurtell, 630 West Ninth Street, was the scene of a pretty wedding Thursday, when at high noon, their daughter, Eva, was married to Dr. E. A. Miller of Suttons Bay, Rev.

Demas Cochlin of the First Congregation church, officiating. Yellow and white was the color scheme with a very pretty floral display being made of sweet peas, golden glow and chrysanthemums.

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