This Week in Marblehead History: 1935

Here is a look back at some of the stories that were making headlines on this week in 1935.

Every week, Marblehead Patch digs through the Marblehead Messenger microfilm archives at Abbot Public Library to find out what was happening on this week in local history.

In 1935:

Two Minor Injuries in Chicken Farm Fire: "Slight injuries were sustained by two firemen (John Tucker and Elwin Hussey) at a blaze early last evening which swept through the big stone building formerly used as a chicken brood house on the old Sorosis farm property near Humphrey and Lafayette streets."

Marblehead Football Team Heading to Jacksonville: "With the grid team already well on their way to Jacksonville where they are to play a picked all-scholastic team from the three high schools of that city in the annual Grape Fruit Bowl game on New Year's Day, Marblehead fans are looking forward to hearing the game broadcast in some form or other."

Local Lad is Showing Unusual Musical Talent: "Hundreds of Marbleheaders who listened to the I.J. Fox program Sunday evening had the pleasure of hearing 13 year old Howard Stone, son of Mrs. Robert Perry of this town, as he performed brilliantly on the accordion.

No ordinary amateur is this lad, for he seems to have music in his blood."

Miss Ruth Peach Observes 102nd Birthday Dec. 31: "Although the passing year has bowed her shoulders a little more and forced her to remain quietly in her chair, Miss Ruth Peach, Marblehead's oldest resident, will be receiving her friends and relatives as usual next Tuesday, December 31, when she celebrates her 102nd birthday at her home on Orne Street."

Marblehead Savings Bank Announces Christmas Club for 1936: An advertisement for the Marblehead bank said the first payment in its 52-week Christmas Club was due this week. Patrons could elect to deposit 25 cents, 50 cents, $1 $2, $5, or $10 each week, then collect the total before the next Christmas for buying presents.

Bill and Val's Checker Lunch: The business advertised "carefully prepared, pleasantly served and reasonably priced lunches at their School Street restaurant."

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