Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

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September 27, 2012

All Those Years Ago

100 Years Ago — Sept. 27,1912

Foundations have been laid on Essex Street for a lunch-room, to be conducted by the present proprietor of the lunch-cart there. A new and up-to-date cart has been purchased and will be built into the cement foundation.

Another old landmark has had to be removed. One of the large elms in the square which has stood guard there for over 80 years was cut down by the authorities Monday.

Mrs. Charles A. Hill is now ready for customers with lines of fall goods at her millinery parlor, 32 Chestnut St. Telephone 65-3.

Monday afternoon, Josephine, the two months’ old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Jacobs, died of cholera infantum at her home on Tewksbury Street.

It is understood that Frank E. Gleason is soon to vacate his coal office on the corner of Main and Essex streets, after an occupancy of over twenty years. The new tenants will be the Cross Coal Company, which expects to move into its new quarters about the first of November.

75 Years Ago — Sept. 24, 1937

Andover will go to the polls on Tuesday to participate in the Congressional battle between Edward D. Sirois, Republican of Lawrence, and Lawrence P. Connery, Democrat of Lynn. All six polling places will be open here from noon to 6:30 p.m.

Andover is expected to go overwhelmingly Republican, gaining in strength over last November because of the antagonism here over the Supreme Court and other proposals of the president.

Actions on a suggestion to change the opening school age here to conform to that of all the surrounding towns was postponed to the spring by the School Committee on Monday night at a special session. It was pointed out at the meeting that Andover requires a child to be six years before January first of the school year. Surrounding towns offer other dates.

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