Upon A Time
by Marion Thomas
Born July 22, 1888 in Silver Creek, New York, Miss Thomas has resided
most of her life in the Ward-Thomas homestead on Main Street. She attended
the Silver Creek Union Academy and Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania.
During her professional years she taught English in the Dunkirk High School
and was historian of the Town of Hanover for twenty-four years. The author
now makes her home in Chautauqua, New York where she continues her many
Miss Thomas has combined her literary talent and interest to record local history and tradition with an acute sense of humor, and has made the ordinary come alive with her sprightly anecdotes. This collection traces the many people and events that have shaped the character and personality of our town today.
The uniqueness of style of the original articles has been retained, although edited to reduce repetition. There has been no attempt to update these writings from their original publication dates. The pen and ink sketches are the original work of Mrs. Franklyn Richardson and Mr. William Harford.
It is the hope of the Fortnightly Club that this publication will provide the reader with a perspective of our history and may inspire pride in the future of our town.