The 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Lusitania has been written about and discussed this week from a historical perspective.
Seventy-five years ago, the painful memories were closer to the hearts and minds of the locals who were affected.
East Aurora’s Elbert Hubbard and his wife, Alice, were among those who perished. Hubbard was the founder and champion of the Roycroft movement and one of 114 Americans who died when a German U-boat submarine torpedoed the British luxury liner.
"Son recalls Elbert Hubbard’s death on Lusitania 25 years ago"
"With the 25th anniversary tomorrow of the sinking of the Lusitania off Old Kinsale Head, Ireland, older citizens of East Aurora recall first rumors of the sinking of the vessel carrying Elbert Hubbard and his wife, Alice."