1--New Year's Day brings no relief from extreme cold. 8 below zero.
2--Ice harvest plentiful. Ice 12 to 13 inches thick.
3--At Board of Health meeting, Health Officer George E. Swift protests against use of river water during shortage.
4--Great scarcity of coal in city. Citizens who are supplied are asked to loan coal to the needy.
5-6--Big convoy of army trucks in Hudson. 46 autos and 101 men. --Rise in temperature great relief to water and coal shortage.
7--Many people in residences at 241 and 243 State street had narrow escapes from asphyxiation when gas pipe broke.
10--Letter received by Malcolm Gifford, Sr., from chaplain of Canadian Regt. telling of Malcolm Jr's., heroic death.
12--Chief Cruise receives word that police must register all German aliens.
18--Hudson observes first of its fuelless days.
26--Mysterious gun found on New York Central track, puzzles local police.
28--Second fuelless Monday observed--John D. Frick, of Hudson, contractor, brought to this city, charged with forgery.
29--John Kassay, of Hudson, arrested in Poughkeepsie, on a charge of carrying concealed weapons.
1--Ground hog day.--54 men found physically fit for military service.
4--Third fuelless Monday.--Registration of German aliens begins.--Hudson face to face with water famine.
11--Water shortage again menaces city.
12--Thieves enter two Hudson business places: the billiard parlor of Leonard Cordato and the dry goods store of M. G. Kosoff.
17--Service flag dedicated at Christ church with 29 stars.
24--S. B. Coffin, county fuel administrator, delivers address on fuel conservation at Baptist church.
26--Sixty army trucks reached here.--Miss Dorothy Treat Arnold tells of war zone in France, at a meeting of the D.A.R.
27--Claverack bridge abutment sinks. Hester auto party has narrow escape.
28--Dollar Day in Hudson.
2--Terrific wind storm visits city.
7--Third motor train passes thru city.
10--30 army motor trucks pass thru city. --Blizzard like storm here. --35th anniversary of the blizzard of '88.
11--Spring street home robbed by burglars.
12--Columbia street home entered by burglars.
19--Ice breaking up in the river.--Beginning of drive for sale of War Savings Stamps.
20--General knowledge examination held in public schools.--Trouble with gas main hinders work in many business places of the city.
21--Ferryboat makes first trip.
22--Kennedy cold storage building destroyed by fire.
31--Easter Sunday warm and very pleasant. --Daylight saving plan begins without mishap.
1--Easter Monday Ball of C.W.B.L. for K[nights] of C[olumbus] War Fund a great success.
2--Chatham Grain Co. violated food rule compelled to give $1500 to the County Red Cross chapter.
5--Supposed mad dog killed and head sent to Cornell laboratory.--Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Petry celebrate silver wedding.
14--Rousing Liberty Loan meeting at The Playhouse.
17--Lieut. Louis A. Stehling gives excellent address at The Playhouse. He is an aviator known as an "ace."
21--Body of Sylvester Schultz, boat captain, found in river.
23--Horton Blunt, 13 years old, of Greenport, accidentally shot by little girl playmate.
26--Liberty parade greatest ever seen in Hudson.--Fire in Fulton street houses.--Arbor Day observed in schools.
4--Million dollar mark reached in Liberty Loan.
8--Police kill five supposed mad dogs.
14--John D. Frick acquitted of forgery charge.--Allen C. Sheldon, farm hand, killed while operating tractor.
16--Recorder Moy gives instructive talk to women voters.
25--104 county boys leave for Camp Wadsworth--428 women enrolled with various political parties.
30--Memorial Day. Services in City Hall after parade.--St. Mary's service flag unfurled.--Union service of 8 churches at Baptist church.
1--Very hot. 100 degrees in sun, 94 degrees in shade.
2--Still very warm.--Man drowns in Claverack creek.
11--Genevieve Sheffer died from injuries in motor car accident.
13--Harry C. Holck, of Arlington, N.J., killed when his car turned over at corner of Worth avenue and Warren street. Wife and children injured.
15--Dr. and Mrs. John C. Smock give their beautiful home to the Hudson City Hospital to be used as a convalescent hospital for wounded soldiers and sailors.
18--Convention of Hudson Valley Firemen's Association here.
24--Class Day exercises by class of 1918 held at the High School.
25--Twenty-nine graduate from the High School.
26--John Philip Sousa's band at the Playhouse.
28--Patriotic tableaux and dance at City Hall for C.W.B.L. ambulance fund.
4--Big day in Hudson and county. Firemen's carnival, parade and fireworks.
8--Chief of Police John Cruise celebrates 29th year on force.
9--Two prisoners made escape from county jail here. One caught shortly after.
14--Bastille Day observed in Hudson churches.
15--Morton T. Powell, 10 years old, drowns in Stottville creek.
17--Charles G. Walters and son, William G., drowned in pond at Philmont.
20--Woman's motor convoy in Hudson.
29--Frank L. Lent, city editor of the Republican, enlists in service. Ralph F. Bame succeeds him at city desk.
30--Tuberculosis clinic held at City Hall.
3--Amos Priest taken with paralytic stroke while trimming tree.
5--News received of death of third Columbia county boy. Sergt. Guy Minkler, of Philmont, killed in action.
10--Lighthousekeeper Frank Best killed by fall from steel tower.
14--Abram Weintraub drowned in Kinderhook creek.
26--Balos' shoe shine parlor burglarized; exciting chase after burglar--who escaped--by police.
31--Mrs. C. W. Bostwick in serious motor accident.
1--First motorless Sunday.
6--Jewish New Year's Day begins.--Word received that Lewis Stemple was killed in action on July 18th.
8--Second motorless Sunday well observed.
12--Registration day for draft men between 18 and 45 goes off quietly.
15--Beginning of Jewish Yon [sic] Kippur or Day of Atonement.
19--Fund for Hudson's Honor Roll started.
21--Fake sailor collects money and skips town.
23--Frank Innerhofter arrested here, wanted by three governments.
24--Ghent goes dry.--Helen Race drowned in North Bay while at play.
25--Word received of death in camp from influenza of Lee F. Raught of Glenco Mills.
26--Clarence Worth dies suddenly at Syracuse Recruit camp.
30--French band plays here at armory.
5--Influenza epidemic assumes alarming proportions.
8--Special board of health meeting decides to stop public activities during influenza epidemic. Schools, public meetings of any kind and churches ordered closed. Epidemic does not abate.
11--Word received of death in action in France of Lieut. John W. McConnell, of Valatie, on Aug 23.
17--Proclamation issued for noon prayer.
18--Epidemic still raging. No relief in sight.
19--First day of noon prayer observed.
21--Liberty Loan goes "over the top."
24--Word received here of death of Corp. Ralph Steitz at Camp Hancock, Ga.
26--Fifty cases of influenza reported at hospital. News received of the death in France of Theodore Bullinger of Harlemville.
27--Dr. Collins, Health Officer, reports influenza epidemic decreasing.
31--Supervisors award contract for tuberculosis hospital.--Hallowe'en noisy but uneventful.--Quarantine on school, churches and public meetings lifted. Epidemic practically at an end.
1--News received in this city of the death of Private William R. Gohl, of pneumonia in France.
5--Election day. Republican victory in county. Democratic in city.
7--Edward S. Miller, of this city, 3rd Hudson boy to die in France.
11--Armistice signed. Holiday declared thruout country. Big demonstration held here.
13--Patriotic mass meeting at the Playhouse.
14--News of the death in France of Dennis J. Eliff.
20--News received of death of William P. Crouse of this city. He was killed in action in France on Oct. 16.
25--News received here of the death in France of Howard W. Van Loan, a former Hudsonian.--Word received that Ralph Moore, of Ghent, had died in France of wounds received in action.
27--Word received of the death in action in France of Daniel M. Hack, of this city.
28--Thanksgiving Day. Union service of Protestant churches at Baptist church.
2--Airplane goes aground near Athens. Aviators spend night in city.
4--Mrs. Mary Potts dies in hospital here from burns received while at work over the stove.
6--Helen Sagendorph, 5 years old, of Ghent, died of burns received when lamp set fire to her clothing.
11--Word received here of the death in France of Private William Graf from pneumonia.
12--Edwin E. Ensign burned to death in his cottage at Lake Charlotte. Mystery surrounds matter.
18--Miss Laura H. Coutu, of Cohoes, appointed new tuberculosis nurse to take the place of Miss Cornell.
19--Word received of the death in France of Theodore H. Brabender.
20--Schools close for the Christmas recess.
22--John Sarinyock, Polish, killed by 25 foot fall from window.
23--Mrs. James Gaffney and son, Thomas, aged two, have narrow escape when automobile runs upon sidewalk.
24--Community Christmas tree celebrates fourth year with great success.
25--Merry Christmas.--Christmas of 1918 one of the happiest in years.--Victory ball at armory a great success.
27--News received of death of Wells O. Bingham in France.
29--Two girls escape from State Training School but are brought back.
31--New Year welcomed in by Masons, Elks and many societies. Co. F dance at armory.
And so 1919 began.
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Wow! What a great tour of the year.ReplyDelete
This is fascinating. Thank you for sharing!!ReplyDelete