One hundred years of Arcadia's history straight from the pages of old Courier Gazette newspapers as compiled by John Zornow.
100 Years Ago
June 26, 1913
* J.J. Boynton, Newark shoe dealer, was sporting a new 1913 Ford sedan.
* The Peirson family, one of Newark's oldest, held a reunion at Grinnell's Glen, west of Newark.
* Mrs. D. Pardee Smith, wife of Newark capitalist D. P. Smith, died at her home on High Street.
* The Hoeltzel family reunion was held in Alton, N.Y. Folks arrived via the trolley, carriages, and automobiles. Miss Minnie Hoeltzel was elected secretary again.
* Ad - Practical Nurse Available - $10 a week. Contact Mary Backus, 14 Myrtle Avenue.
* William E. Flynn of Onieda, a member of the Flynn canning family, died at age 50. He was foreman of the Olney Canning Co.
75 Years Ago
June 30, 1938
* A.D. Snyder of 606 West Miller St. retired after 35 years with the Railway Mail Service.
* Led by Neil Goldsworthy with a 11-year record, 159 pupils of an enrollment of 1,425 in Newark schools achieved perfect attendance.
* The newly organized Arcadia Memorial Post VFW Band, played their first and concert of the season at the Central Park bandstand, directed by Max Humphrey.
* Ad - Marvels - The Cigarette of Quality - Worth Crowing About - Imperial Cigar Store - East Union Street.
50 Years Ago
June 27, 1963
* Arthur N. Christy, of South Main St., died at age 83. Mr. Christy had served as Newark mayor, postmaster and President of C.W. Stuart Nurseries.
* Ad - Welcome Firemen to Convention - Freddie's Tastee Freez - Home of the Buddy Burger.
* Gary Grant, graduating senior of the Class of 1963, was awarded the coveted Class of 1922 Merit Cup.
* Miss Ethel Schwab, 4th grade teacher at Perkins Elementary School, retired after over 47 years in teaching profession.
25 Years Ago
July 1, 1988
* A party was held at the Newark Sheraton Inn to honor Mr. Bill Springett after 30 year career in Newark schools.
* The Hotchkiss Building in Lyons, site of a peppermint distilling business, was named to the National Register of Historic Places.
* The Newark High School Class of 1988 graduated 213 Seniors at exercises attended by 1500. Frank Russell, President of the Newark Board of Education, presented diplomas.
* Herly and Helen Matthes were honored on their 50th wedding anniversary at a reception at the home of their son and his family in Liverpool, N.Y.