This Day in Holyoke History: May 26

by Laurel | May 26th, 2009

May 26, 1899, page 8

John Ulm, employed at Skinner’s mill, and Christina Flath of 1 Evans place were married yesterday afternoon at 4 o’clock by Rev August Brunn. In the evening a reception and dance was held at French hall. William Martin was the best man and Theresa Schnell the bridesmaid.

May 26, 1900, page 8
Close Shave on High Street

There was an exciting affair on High street near M. A. Allen’s crockery store yesterday forenoon. An express team crossed the street car tracks just ahead of a car and just behind Ernest Lovering’s carriage, in which were Mrs. Lovering and child. As the car came along, the exspressman’s horse became frightened and he began to plunge and run. The drive could not control him, but he finally succeeded in throwing him, but the wagon caught on the Lovering team, and the child and mother were thrown out. John James saw the turnover from the Allen store, and rushed out and helped Mrs. Lovering up. Aside from a few bruises and a general shaking up that will probably occasion considerable lameness, Mrs. Lovering was apparently uninjured. The child was held closely in her arms and also escaped unhurt. The express horse made a hard fight to get on its feet and continue on its run, but was held. Quite a crowd gathered and there was much excitement. Mrs. Lovering was assisted into Mr. Allen’s store and soon after recovered sufficiently to go home. There seems to be no blame attached to the express driver, whose action in throwing the horse probably saved a worse accident. The express wagon was one of Warreus’s.

May 26, 1905

Marble D. Keeney, 70, died yesterday morning at the home of his son, Emerson M. Keeney of 70 Sycamore street, after several months of failing health. The family came to Holyoke from California about five years ago. He had been granted patents for several inventions. His wife died about four years ago. He leaved four sons, Arthur H. of Holyoke, William of Denver, Col., and Collins of Antioch, Cal. The funeral will be held this afternoon at the house. Rev. J. P. Kennedy will officiate and the burial will be in the Forestdale cemetery.

May 26, 1906, page 10
Sees Brother After 53 Years

Mrs. Ellen Burke of 437 Main street, mother of J. J. Burke, has as her guest her brother, Cornelius F. Donohue of Port Hope, Can., who has not before seen his sister for about 53 years. Donohue left his home in Ireland for Canada in 1853. His sister left some time after and all trace of her was lost. It happened that a Holyoke man became acquainted with Mr. Donohue who is engaged in transportation business in Canada, and the two became pretty well acquainted. Happening to speak of his sister’s being lost to him, the Holyoke an decided to look the matter up, and the location of his sister followed. Mr. Donohue is 85 years old, but in the best of health. Last Sunday Michael Burke, son of Mrs. Burke and brother of J. J. Burke, started for Port Hope with the intention of bringing back with him his uncle. He found him willing to come and well-to-do in a financial way, so the brother and sister able to be reunited at the Burke home on Main street. Both Mrs. Burke and her brother bear their years well, barring a little deafness.

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