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October 4, 2012

All Those Years Ago

100 Years Ago—Oct. 4, 1912

Andover has a new physician, Dr. E.D. Lane, a homeopathic doctor of Lynn, who has opened an office over Whiting’s store.

John Anderson, the local blacksmith, has purchased a lot of land on Chestnut Street through the Rogers & Angus Agency.

The number of books issued at the Memorial Hall library for home use during September was 2,356 volumes.

If you want to know how a Dutch supper should be served, go to the Workmen Hall on Friday, Nov. 10, and see the Grange ladies do it.

Frank E. Gleason vacated his coal office on the corner of Main and Essex streets this week and has moved into his new quarters over Valpey Bros. store.

Remember the fair and entertainment of the Helping Hand Society at the Free Church, Oct. 25.

75 Years Ago—Oct. 1, 1937

Rev. Albert Coursin Morris, vicar of the Church of the Ascension in Boston, yesterday accepted a call to the rectorship of Christ Church, vacant since the resignation early in the year of Rev. Charles W. Henry. Rev. Morris will commence his new duties the first Sunday in November.

Ms. Reta Arkinson of 24 High St. on a shopping expedition with two other local public school teachers, had her pocketbook stolen from her in a Lawrence store on Saturday night. She had put the bag on a chair, and when she turned around, it was gone. It contained ten dollars in bills and her driving license.

With only Andover and Lawrence showing a stronger Republican vote than in November of 1936, Lawrence Connery, brother of the late Congressman was elected to the vacancy at the special election on Tuesday with a margin of 13,280.

Frederick E. Bennett of 51 Enmore St. was removed to the Lawrence General hospital Monday morning suffering from first degree burns received when he was repairing some fuses. He was burned from the wrists to the elbows of both arms.

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