Past In Review from 06-13-2002
75 years ago
June 16, 1927
SOCIAL NEWS OF MIDDLETOWN
Mrs. John Boyt Entertained Friends at Auction Bridge Last Friday
Mrs. John Sudler will be hostess to the 500 Club on Friday of this week when she will entertain the members at the “Cheerie Tea House” at Delaware Beach.
Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Reynolds entertained at dinner on Sunday; Miss Evelyn Harris, of Chestertown, Mr. and Mrs. Corbit Reynolds, Catherine, Carl, James and Harold Reynolds, of Townsend, and Elmer Shahan, of the Levels.
On Tuesday afternoon last, a luncheon was tendered by the employees of the Delaware Trust Company to Mr. Frank P. Jones, in honor of his birthday. Those present were: Frank P. Jones, Miss Eva B. Phillips, Miss Sarah Kates, Mr. William G. Lockwood, Mrs. Charlotte J. Caswell, Mrs. Lillian M. Culver, Miss Madeline Manlove, Mr. W. Harman Money and Mr. Clarence P. Weber.
The gentlemen members of the Thursday Night Bridge club entertained the lady members at dinner afterwards having bridge at the Middletown Hotel last Thursday evening. The ladies’ prize was won by Mrs. W.K. Betts, while Mr. E.M. Records won the gentlemen’s prize. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. E.M. Records, Mr. and Mrs. L.L. Maloney, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Gibbs, Mr. and Mrs. W. Lee Pennington, Mr. and Mrs. Roland W. Bates, Mr. and Mrs. W.K. Betts, Mrs. Lester M. Naylor, Miss Laurabelle Kennerly, Mr. Eugene H. Shallcross and Mr. John F. Moore, of Elkton, Md.
One of the most delightful and enjoyable parties given for a long time occurred on Friday when Mrs. John Boyt entertained a large circle of friends at her home on Cass St., at Auction Bridge with nine tables in play. Late in the afternoon delicious refreshments were served and attractive prizes were awarded to the ones holding high scores. Among the guests were: Mrs. Richard Cann, Kirkwood, Del.; Mrs. William Cann, Kingston, N.Y.; Mrs. Pearce Cann, Newark; Mrs. Derrickson, Frederica; Mrs. James Eliason, Mrs. J.T. Eliason, Jr., New Castle, Del.; Mrs. William Connellee, Mrs. G. Lindsey Cochran, Mrs. Fred Brady, Mrs. Harry Brady, Mrs. Watson Betts, Mrs. William Davis, Mrs. Cuthbert Green, Mrs. John C. Green, Mrs. George Janvier, Mrs. John Sudler, Mrs. Morris Eliason, Mrs. Edgar Clayton, Mrs. Howard Wiley, Mrs. Clarence Pool, Mrs. Howard Pool, Mrs. Allen Johnson, Mrs. Francis B. Watkins, Mrs. Edward Vaughan, Mrs. Nellie Lockwood, Mrs. J. Frank Biggs, Mrs. Willard Brady, Mabel Derrickson, Helen Shallcross, Frances Watkins, May Holten, Elizabeth Clayton, Lydia Eliason, Martha Good and Priscilla Boyt.
95 Years Ago
June 15, 1907
John Moore spent Saturday in Wilmington.
James Paynter visited Middletown one day last week.
Miss Mary Cannon visited friends in Odessa on Sunday.
Mrs. James Gam spent several days this week in Wilmington.
Miss Genn, of Hartley, Md., is visiting James Gam and wife.
Mrs. Hopkins and two sons spent Saturday in Delaware City.
Burrell Crompton is spending this week with friends near Kirkwood.
James Roberts and wife spent Sunday with her parents near Glasgow.
Harry Straub was the guest of friends at Farnhurst a part of this week.
Miss Maud Swain is the guest of her sister Mrs. Patton, of Wilmington.
Mr. Pool, of Farnhurst, was the guest of Mrs. Annie Straub and family on Sunday.
Howard Milligan, of Mifflin, Pa., spent a part of last week with his parents Rev. and Mrs. Milligan.
Miss Anna and Albert Stewart, of Philadelphia, and Harry Stewart, of New York, visited friends on Sunday.
Miss Anna Straub returned to her position at Farnhurst after spending several weeks with her mother Mrs. Annie Straub.
Mrs. Albert Forman, of League Island, N.Y., returned home on Monday after visiting her parents Dr. and Mrs. J.R. Milligan.