Wednesday, September 11, 2013

A little find...

I have mentioned a few times over the 3 years I have been writing this blog that I, occasionally, get little surprises when I walk into my office. Today was one such day. Town Clerk, Elaine Kelly found a nugget of history while going through some papers, & placed it in my office. (The old one, because I am still working on moving upstairs.)

At first I wasn't going to write about it, because I didn't see anything about it in my quick reference guide, Tim Tefft's Our Century: An Account of Local Twentieth Century History gleaned from the pages of The Greenwich Journal and Salem Press. However, while doing some research to answer a few e-mail queries, I happened to open right up to the marriage record of one LeRoy Grant Towns. Mr. Towns is the very man, this nugget of history concerns. He married Esther Vivian Varney on December 13, 1920 in the town of Greenwich. He was listed as a 23 year old chauffeur, born in Bristol, NH. His bride, a housekeeper, was from Glens Falls.

Resignation of Constable Towns
There is no indication why Mr. Towns decided to resign his post on November 11, 1947, but he also included his badge in the envelope. Off to search the Gaylord catalog for a box to store it in.

Constable of Greenwich NY badge circa 1947

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