On this day in 1864, the USS Saratoga was ordered to Carolina waters for duty in the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron; in 1901, 22 individuals were baptized at Quaker Springs M.E. Church; in 1923, Katherine Hamm Squires was born, a resident of Burgoyne Rd., died unexpectedly 20 October 2011, she was the daughter of the late Caswell A. and Mary E. Mezera Hamm, Mrs. Squires was a registered nurse and had worked at Samaritan Hospital in Troy, Saratoga Hospital, and also did private duty nursing, she was the school nurse teacher at Schuylerville Elementary School for 30 years, retiring in 1988, she was a member of Old Saratoga Reformed Church since 1934, and taught Sunday school for many years, the high school has the Kay Squires Fund, an attendance award; in 1979, frozen pipes damage Methodist Church and on this day in 2007, it was reported that the “Webster house” on Spring Street in Schuylerville was to be moved across the Schuylerville Central School District campus and placed on a lot that the district is selling to a local developer along US 4, Stan Larmon of Larmon House Movers Inc. of Schuylerville was supervising the three-eights of a mile move, the home was owned by William Webster, a physician, built his Victorian home there in the 1890s, Webster served two terms as president of the Schuylerville Village Board and acquired a pipe organ from King’s Chapel in Boston for the Methodist church.
On this day is a chronological timetable of events that occurred on this day in history around the Town of Saratoga. Discover what happened today in local history by following our twitter account @historysaratoga
(Thank you to Deputy Historian Patricia Peck for compiling information for this timetable.)