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In Years Past

September 29, 2011
The Post-Journal

In 1911, there was excitement about quitting time at the Chautauqua Worsted Mills on Lister Avenue in Falconer on Thursday evening and as a result Roy Jonbarber had his left arm badly cut up. When the closing whistle blew, Jonbarber, who was about 18 years of age, met a fellow laborer whose first name was Tony, outside of the shop and the two proceeded to mix things up, then and there. Tony was several years younger than Jonbarber but having a knife, he soon got the best of the deal. Their dire threats of murder, etc., which were heard by the shop girls stirred up a general rumpus among the factory employees. Tony escaped and was last seen heading for Jamestown.



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