Hard Winter

Posted by on Jan 7, 2014 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – The winter of 1835-1836 has gone by the name of the “hard winter” ever since snow commenced falling in November. With consecutive severe storms it accumulated to great depth. The cold was intermittent and excessive. Woodcock, partridge, quail and various small game were almost utterly destroyed.

Great inconvenience and much suffering were experienced by the inhabitants of Warwick. Business at times was almost at a standstill from the depths of snow that impeded travel. Children were detained from school, physicians could frequently not attend to patients, and burials could not be made.

From the book, UNDER OLD ROOFTREES, a story relates how a young child died and her body had to be kept for three weeks in a back room in the drawer of a bureau because the great amount of snow prevented burial.