1896 June 10
“Telephone put in by John McDonnell. It belongs to the combine, Bishop, Collier, Evans, and McDonnell but to remain in 3 years and they keep it in working order. (But it did not work) Telephone commences working about 3 1/2 oclock P.M., June 11th, 1896.”
Source: “Journal S, William S. Haviland”, page 153.