1. The Fiske Family
2. The Bennetts
3. The Dicksons
4. The Abbey
5. Landmarks and Personalities
6. The Great Road
7. The South Side
8. Merriams and Fields
9. Sold to Riley
10. Early Automobiles
11. The Dump
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   In his youth he had been a gay blade and had kept his family     on their toes with the various scrapes he got into while sowing      his wild oats, especially in Europe where he lived for a few years after graduating from college. It was during this period that he married a young woman from London. Family records fail to mention this marriage, but I have seen a letter from the wife           to Uncle Andrew Fiske listing all her grievances and complain-    ing bitterly about Uncle George's unreasonable behavior. Even     as they were leaving the church after the wedding, she wrote,  Uncle George saw somebody he owed money to, dropped her  arm and bolted. A few years later he bolted again, this time       from Weston when he learned that Aunt Johanna, for such was   the name of his British wife, had arrived unexpectedly in Ameri-   ca and was coming to find him.
   Under cover of darkness he disappeared from the Weston   scene and turned up a day or so later in Pictou, Nova Scotia, where my Great Uncle William Dickson, by prearrangement,      met him at the railroad station with the intention of taking him        on a fishing trip in the deep wilderness and keeping him there     until my erstwhile Great Aunt Johanna had been bought off         and sent home, and the marriage presumably annulled.
   They went to the dining room in the station hotel for break-    fast. There Uncle George met the proprietor's daughter and be-came so enamoured of her that the whole escape scheme was nearly blown to bits. But somehow Uncle William persuaded      him to carry on with the fishing trip as planned, and I have no  doubt there were tears in the poor girl's eyes as she bade goodbye to her newly found Lochinvar. During the sojurn in the wilder-