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In Years Past

November 23, 2012
The Post-Journal

In 1912, Harry McFarland or Harry Hyde, a man over 70 years of age was arrested in Jamestown Friday night on a charge of vagrancy. It appeared he had been sleeping in engine rooms of factories, and without visible means of support. McFarland informed the police that he had injured his ankle and could not walk. The attention of Overseer of the Poor, Oscar Palm, was called to the case and Palm said he would send the man to the alms house at Dewittville. McFarland, it had been learned, was a resident of Dunkirk and the expense of his maintenance would be charged against that city.



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