Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


November 8, 2012

All Those Years Ago

100 Years Ago — Nov. 8, 1912

Buchan & Francis will close their store tomorrow afternoon from 12 to 6 o’clock to allow all hands to see the game. Will be open in the evening.

Miss Annie Buchan, head book-keeper at Marland Mills, entertained at a Hallowe’en party last Saturday evening the girls who are employed in the office of various branches.

John Converse and H. Bradford Clarke entertained a number of their friends at a Hallowe’en party last Friday evening in the Converse barn, d’Arcy Road. Games suitable for the occasion were played, and dancing took place. Music was furnished by an orchestra composed of a harp and two violins from Boston. Refreshments were served.

Thanksgiving Eve the firemen hold their annual entertainment and ball. As usual, the Colombian orchestra will furnish the music, Gile and Wheeler will present “My Yankee Cousin” and the “Widder’s Proposals.”

The many friends of Mrs. George Germaine will be grieved to learn that she is confined to her home on Central Street with rheumatism.

From the list of names of those contributing to the Home for the Aged, which was published last week, the two following names were omitted: Mrs. John P. Torrey, Mrs. H.H. Tyer.

75 Years Ago — Nov. 5, 1937

A destroyed camp and a burned toe resulted from an early morning fire today at a camp owned by Donald McDonald on Rattlesnake Hill Road. The place had just been entirely remodeled, and the two workmen from Wilmington who had been doing the remodeling were sleeping in it. One of the men received a bad burn on his toe when he stepped on an ember on the way out.

The School Committee on Tuesday evening, lacking an opinion from the attorney general and the state department of education, voted to lay the matter of transportation of five Vale [Ballardvale] children to the parochial school on the table until the end of the school year, at which time it is expected that a report will be presented on the public school age requirement.

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