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Gazette & Courier - Monday, September 13, 1875
Probate Court Record
Probate court Record - Greenfield - Administration granted on estates of George W. Bardwell of Deerfield, Jane F. Bardwell and Cyrus A. Stowell, Adm'rs.; Jeremiah Dow of Erving, Edmund M. Dow of Erving, Adm'r.; Joseph M. Townsend of Coleraine, Sarah Townsend of Coleraine, Adm'r.
Wills proved - Samuel Alexander of Northfield, George P. Alexander of Northfield, Ex'r.; Sarah Cook of Greenfield, John J. Graves and R.W. Cook of Greenfield, Ex'rs.; Ansel C. Delano of Sunderland, Jesse L. Delano and Edward A. Delano of Sunderland, Ex'rs.; Moses Hubbard of Sunderland, Cyrus M. Hubbard of Sunderland, Adm'r. with the will annexed.
Accounts rendered - on estates of William W. Alcott of Bernardston, Clark Ellis of New Salem, Clarissa Battle of Orange, Mary J. Gore of Monroe, Harriet M. Brown of Greenfield, A.M. Kingman of Deerfield, George S. Boyd of Deerfield.
License granted to sell real estate - Of John Arms of Gill, Andrew Welch of Montague, Walter D. Thompson of Troy, Ohio.
Widows' allowance - Made in estates of Rufus S. Phillips of Greenfield, $500; Edward Thayer of Greenfield, $9018.
Affidavits filed - in estate of Charles S. Brown of Greenfield, Baxter Harding of Conway, P. May Buddington of Greenfield, Rufus S. Phillips of Greenfield, Moses Field of Leverett.
Estate of Ephraim Murdock, late of Orange, represented insolvent, H. Woodward and G.A. Whipple, Commissioners.
Commissioners' report filed in estate of John Haskins, late of Shutesbury. Distribution ordered in estate of George S. Boyd, late of Deerfield.
John Quinton of Greenfield adopted infant child of William H. Seley; name changed to John George L. Quinton. Name of Flora M. Reynolds of Shutesbury changed to Flora M. Freeman. Next Probate Court at Northfield next Tues. (tomorrow).
Gazette & Courier - Monday, August 23, 1875
There is still another sensation in this region. This time it is an elopement. A Monroe man of 35 ran away with a girl of 15, living in Readsboro, Vt. The father of the girl came to Monroe to see if a marriage certificate had been obtained, and finding there had been none, followed the runaway pair to Hoosick, N.Y. Here it appeared they had been married, but the father traced them back to Pownal, Vt. and then gave up the search. The girl left behind her a note, saying that when she got settled down, she should send for her clothes.
Gazette & Courier - Monday, August 16, 1875
There was a genuine sensation in this community about a fortnight ago, and the excitement has hardly subsided now. The cause of this unusual stir was an attempt at suicide by a young man who belonged in a neighboring town, and who, after an absence of some months, came here to renew the vows he had made to a lady who is a temporary resident of Monroe. The lady, for some reason, had been weaned from her attachment, and it was the old story of suicide for spite. The young man swallowed arsenic pills in her presence, but fortunately, his friends interfered to save his life.
But so determined was the fellow to make his exit from this world of disappointments, that the aid of several men was required to hold him while the doctor that had been called administered the remedies. But he was finally brought out of it, and before many days took a sensible view of the situation, was glad he was rid of the girl, and went off about his usual business.
Gazette & Courier - Monday, August 9, 1875
Probate Court record
Greenfield, Aug. 3, 187 - Administration granted - on estate of Anna P. Alexander, late of Northfield, H. Alexander, Jr. of Springfield, Adm’r; Charles S. Brown, Greenfield, John J. Graves, Adm’r. de bonis non; Rufus S. Phillips, Greenfield, Sally Phillips and John P. Griswold of Greenfield, Adm’r.; Asa S. Ruddock, Buckland, Lee Baron D. Ruddock of Buckland, Adm’r.; Willard Ward, Orange; Asa A. Ward of Orange, Adm’r.
Wills proved - Martha S. Johnson, Coleraine, Morris Pierce of Coleraine, Ex’r.; Lyman Dickinson, Whately, Lyman M. Dickinson and Dennis Dickinson, Adm’rs. with will annexed; Baxter Harding, Conway, Mattie J. Harding of Conway, Ex’r.
Guardians appointed - Dennis Wilson, Coleraine, over Jennie V. Newell of Coleraine.
Accounts rendered - On estates of Philinda Bowman of Leverett, Chester Hinsdale of Monroe, Edward Jones of Leverett, Barnard Fisher of Warwick.
License granted - To sell real estate of Moses M. Huse of Leverett, Charles Pelton of Shelburne. Widow’s allowance - made in estate of Benjamin Tilton of Deerfield, $200.
Inventories filed - In estate of Hubert Morton, Shelburne, $872.78; Lyman Rice, Charlemont, $3129; Samuel R. Smith, Coleraine, $2658; Dexter Drake, Buckland, $18,051; Esther Dickinson, Deerfield, $72,271; Henry M. Fisk, Shelburne, $9858; Eli T. Green, Shelburne, $17,407.
Affidavits filed - In estate of Rebecca L. Burrows of Bernardston, George Childs of Leyden. Commissioners appointed - On insolvent estates of Charles S. Brown, Greenfield, R.A. Packard, R.W. Cook, Jonathan H. Cary, New Salem, R.D. Chase, Hiram Orcutt; Robert Richardson, Greenfield, Charles L. Lowell, F.G. Fessenden. Next Probate Court at Greenfield on the 1st Tues. of Sept.
June 23, a little son of William F. Tower of Monroe, aged about 17 months, died through the effects of taking what is called "elixir of opium" which is nothing more nor less than Laudanum, and which was given by the mother, in 15 or 20 drop doses once an hour, by the advice of an old Florida woman, who said it would cause the worms which were supposed to be in the child’s stomach, to have a good sleep, in an hour or so give a good dose of senna and the worms would be expelled from the child, and all would be right; but the child went to sleep never to awake, and the worms have not made their appearance yet.
The bereaved parents have the sympathy of all the neighbors, and no blame whatever is laid to them, as they were entirely ignorant of the poisonous effects of the drug they were giving. After the mother saw that her child was breathing with quick inspirations and rattling in the throat, she took it in her arms and carried it one third of a mile to the nearest neighbor for assistance, but it was too late. The last dose had been given about 11 o’clock on Wed. A.M., and about half past 2, some 3 hours after she arrived at the neighbor’s house, and everything was done by them to empty the stomach of the child, such as tickling the throat and giving emetics, etc. but to no effect.
The child never moved a muscle from half past 3 till it died, which was about 11 at night, living some 12 hours after the last dose It is a sad thing to see the child cut down in health as it were, and at an age when all the cares of the parents and affections of its brother and sister were at its very height of enjoyment. The little fellow was at play in the morning as ever and at 11 at night was a corpse. This should be a sufficient warning to every one, how they use poisons or take the advice of old women and Indian doctors, who run wild in the woods and get a great skill in medicine without the trouble of study.
Gazette & Courier - Monday, February 22, 1875
State tax - The State tax had all been paid on the 1st of Jan. except from 5 towns, one of which was Monroe in this County, which owed $12. Monroe paid her tax, however, after the 1st, and two of the other towns, leaving only Egremont in Berkshire County and Russell in Hampden County with their State tax unpaid.
Gazette & Courier - Monday, February 15, 1875
Probate record - Shelburne Falls - Administration granted on estate of Samuel B. Fletcher, late of Buckland, S.T. Field of Shelburne, Adm'r.; Darius Peterson, late of Warwick, Philena Peterson and E.F. Mayo of Warwick, Adm'rs; Mark Woodward, late of Northfield, Charles Pomeroy of Northfield, Special Adm'r. Will proved - Anton L. Falcon [also seen as http://www.bklyn-gen...riage/AZ/S/S.26.html Anton Falcon ], late of Shelburne, Johanna Falcon of Shelburne, Ex'r. Guardians appointed - S.T. Field of Shelburne over his own minor children. Accounts rendered - on estates of Josiah Briggs of Ashfield, Moses M. Nichols of Monroe. License granted to sell real estate - of Marshall Nye of Northfield. Inventory filed in estate of George Hillman, late of Charlemont, $6890. Affidavits filed - in estates of Betsey Barber of Bernardston, George Hillman of Charlemont, Samuel B. Fletcher of Buckland, Silas P. Hale of Bernardston. Elmer J. Bullock of Readsboro adopted Luther O. Root; name changed to Charles L. Bullock. Report of commissioners in insolvent estate of Ebenezer Morton, filed Feb. 6th. Estate of John Haskins, late of Shutesbury, represented insolvent. Next Probate Court at Greenfield on the first Tues. of March.
Gazette & Courier - Monday, January 4, 1875
Born in Monroe on Dec. 13, a daughter, Flora Ellen Goodell, to Tyler D. Goodell and Flora E. goodell, and grand
Born in Monroe on Dec. 13, a daughter, Flora Ellen Goodell, to Tyler D. Goodell and Flora E. goodell, and grand-daughter to Rev. J. Gifford [ http://www.rootsweb....ndhamWilmington.html Jeremiah Gifford ] of South Readsboro Vt.
Gazette & Courier - Monday, January 4, 1875
(Monroe) Tyler D. Goodell is sick with diphtheria, also D. Goodell's youngest son. They were taken Mon. night. There are a no.
(Monroe) http://www.rockville...on/goodelltylerd.txt Tyler D. Goodell is sick with diphtheria, also D. Goodell's youngest son. They were taken Mon. night. There are a no. of new cases in the neighborhood, but not very severe.
Gazette & Courier - Monday, January 4, 1875
(Readsboro Vt.) In the last issue of the Gazette & Courier I noticed an item in regard to the ravages of diphtheria at this place, which was evidently penned by someone not in possession of the facts
(Readsboro Vt.) In the last issue of the Gazette & Courier I noticed an item in regard to the ravages of diphtheria at this place, which was evidently penned by someone not in possession of the facts of the case: and it is with a view to correct the statement of your informant that I write. That a portion of this and adjoining towns (viz. Monroe, Mass. and Stamford, Vt.) have suffered seriously from the ravages of this dreaded disease is correct, but this village, which instead of being a hamlet ([?] composed of 50 families) has not suffered seriously. There has been no time that "three dead bodies awaited burial", nor has there been any case of "two little boys being taken at 9 o’clock and dying before 12", 48 hours sickness being the shortest time that any person has survived after attack. Up to the present time just 9 deaths have occurred in this village from diphtheria, while enough have deceased in other parts of this and the other towns mentioned to swell the number to 20.