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In Years Past

May 15, 2014

In 1914, the Judge Orsell Cook property in East Fourth Street, which was sold by the trustees at auction sale to Charles M. Nichols of Jamestown, was again sold later in the day by Nichols to Mrs. W.W. Watson, also of this city. It was understood at the auction that one of the bidders was acting for the Watson interests but the bidding was not continued to the point of overbidding the final offer of Nichols. Some time later, it appeared, a private agreement was reached whereby Nichols transferred his purchase. The deal was a private one and the consideration could not be learned.



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