The Historical record of Wyoming Valley Volume 5 ; A compilation of matters of local history from the columns of the Wilkes-Barre record

 
9781231300909: The Historical record of Wyoming Valley Volume 5 ; A compilation of matters of local history from the columns of the Wilkes-Barre record

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 Excerpt: ...the Luzerne County Medical Society. CRANDALL MAJOK. Friday morning, May 4, 1894, Crandall Mtjor, one of Forty Fort's best known residents, depaited this life. He had been suffering more or less for the past two years from insomnia and extreme nervousness, which became very mucb aggravated since he fell from a building about a year ago, at which time he broke several ribs and received severe bruises. His death was due to nervous prostration. Mr. Major was born at Lehman, this county, June 13, 1837, and was 56 years, 10 months and 21 days old. He had lived in Forty Fort for twenty-three years, and conducted a general store business during all this time. In addition to this business he was a contractor and builder and erected many of the best buildings in the valley. Mr. Mayor was the postmaster in Forty Fort for many years until succeeded by Jchn Batterton during President Cleveland's first administration. He was also first secretary of the couneil after the incorporation of the borough, since which time he has persistentiy refused to allow his name to be used for any political office. He is survived by his wife and three sons, Fred W., a D., L & W. R. B. conductor, Charles C, ex-prinolpal of Forty Fort schools and of the Welsh Hill and Boston Hill schools of Plymouth Township, at present fitting himself for Cornell University, and Bay, who is still quite young. Mr. Major was a man of intelligence and had sound, practical views on all the questions of the day. He was a man with the strictest sense of honor. He always weighed his words and actions well and was never far wrong in any opinion he gave or line of action he followed. A DESCENDANT OF DB. WILLIAM HOOKEB SMiTH. Aurelia S., wife of Jchn S. Scoville, died at home in Beaumont, Wyoming County, a few d...

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