In 1912, Gardner Dunham dropped dead late Tuesday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Alvah Shelters, four miles from the village of Sinclairville, on the farm where Mr. Dunham's father settled in 1819. Deceased, who was aged 95 years, 5 months and 9 days, was walking about the house when death came. He was survived by three daughters; Mrs. Thomas Jackson of Fentonville; Mrs. Alvah Shelters of the town of Cherry Creek and Mrs. Frances Tompkins of Jamestown; one son, Benjamin Dunham, residence unknown and one sister, Mrs. Lucy Hadley, residence unknown. Mr. Dunham had spent nearly his whole life in this vicinity and was highly esteemed as a good citizen, neighbor and friend.
The International Casement Company, Inc., had been formed in Jamestown and at the beginning of the new year another industry would be added to this city's already long list. The company, which was capitalized at $50,000, had just been incorporated. The product of the concern would be metal casement windows and the plant would be located in the old Linford Cut Glass Company building on East Sixth Street, near Lincoln. This would be the first establishment of its kind in the United States although there were several English concerns which had long been engaged in this line of business and during the past few years had done a big business in this country.
In 1937, while rescue parties threaded their way through huge snowdrifts north of Buffalo, to aid isolated communities, the south, in the grip of sub-freezing weather all week, was promised relief from the cold this day. Pennsylvania counted 14 dead in the continuing cold wave. Six persons had died in Western New York from causes attributed to the storm and four others died in other snowbound regions of New York state earlier in the week. Several persons collapsed in snowdrifts near Buffalo and were helped to shelter by others. Scores of volunteers skimmed over the snowbanks on skis and snowshoes with food and supplies for the more desperately isolated refugees.
About 1 o'clock the previous morning the large barn on the farm owned by Charles LaPorte located on the Lake Road about a mile west of Westfield, was discovered on fire. The fire had gained so much headway when discovered that the fire truck was not called. There was no house on the farm and this building was used as a storage place during the grape harvest, so the building was the only loss. It was thought it was set on fire by tramps who used it as a sleeping place. A number of telephone poles were burned from the fire and the lines lay across the road making it dangerous for traffic. Tree tops in the Forest Park allotment across the road caught fire and the sky was brightly illuminated.
In 1962, 14 area schools were closed as the storm moved into its sixth day, leaving in its wake rough roads, stranded motorists, dead batteries and minor accidents. And it looked like winter's vengeance would not cease - at least for the next 24 hours. Weather predictions were for more snow, local snow squalls with some intervals of partial clearing. Among those forced to abandon their cars on the State Thruway and seek shelter at Angola were a Jamestown resident and a motorist scheduled to speak in Jamestown at the Jamestown service club breakfast.
A gift of $47.75 from the Proto Tool Co. office force and supervisory group was included in the Post-Journal Christmas Happiness Fund total of $3,227.86. The sum of $33.76 was received for the fund from guests dropping into the Hotel Jamestown to hear the Christmas carols by the Marlin-Rockwell Girls' Chorus and the Valkyrie Chorus of Viking Lodge. Again the children of the Gustavus Adolphus Home contributed $5 to the fund from money they saved in their treasury. "We all felt that it should be given to help someone less fortunate than ourselves," they said.
In 1987, a priest had urged U.S. institutions to push for the release of American journalist Terry Anderson, who had spent 1,000 days in captivity in Lebanon. "Terry Anderson is not a major story at this time. There is not enough outrage by the American press, the American people, the American government and the churches," Rev. Bede Ferrara said at a service for Anderson, the longest-held hostage in Lebanon. Rep. Louise M. Slaughter, D-N.Y., whose district included Anderson's hometown of Batavia, urged other congressmen to "remember him" and work for his safe return.
-Lt. Gov. Stan Lundine, announcing a meeting the following week with officials from Ontario and Quebec, said he was going on the assumption New York would be a finalist in the national super conducting supercollider competition. Lundine said he would lead a delegation of state officials to meet with the Canadians to discuss ways they could help promote New York's bid to attract the huge federal atom-smashing project. Two proposed New York sites for the supercollider, one south of Rochester in the state's Finger Lake region and the other near the Canadian border in New York's North Country, were the only locations for the project in the Northeastern United States.