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1861 12-Jan Elmira Weekly Advertizer / Chemung County Republican Editorial: There is a real hope of the speedy admission of Kansas. The secession of South Carolina, therefore, will not render it necessary to obliterate even one star from the bunting.
1861 6-Jul Elmira Weekly Advertizer / Chemung County Republican Rev. E.F. Crane preached his farewell sermon at the Central Baptist Church on Sunday Evening previous to his departure fro the South as Chaplain of the Southern Tier Regiment. His congregation have generously granted him leave of absence for the War. The Elder is a brave as hi is patriotic, and will fight with carnal as well as spiritual weapons if necessary.
1862 16-Jan Elmira Daily Advertizer Local Item: Alex. H. Baldwin has erected a large ice house at the head of Clinton Island, in which he is storing and extensive quantity of the best ice to be obtained in the river.
1862 18-Jan Elmira Daily Advertizer Item from Watkins Republican: An afflicted family - Rev. J.H. Blades, Pastor of the M.E. Church, in this village, his wife and one of his two children have all been sick for some time past with typhoid fever. Yesterday Mrs. Blades was buried, and Mr. Blades and children are still in critical condition.
1862 27-Mar Elmira Daily Advertizer Notice: Mrs. A.T. Manning, widow of the late Rev. M.C. Manning of the First Baptist Church gives notice that she will open a school for children, at No. 29 First Street, on the 7th of April. Mrs. Manning has had considerable experience in teaching, and we hope that she will be successful in establishing a prosperous school.
1862 29-Apr Elmira Daily Advertizer Main Street Bridge: The structure of the Main Street Bridge is rapidly progressing to completion. The timbers look strong and substantial, and it still will undoubtedly be the best toll bridge that has been constructed across the Chemung at this place.
1862 14-May Elmira Daily Advertizer Local and Miscellaneous News: - The Parsonage of the Presbyterian Church in the Town of Wells, Pa., was burned down on Saturday last during the high wind which prevailed that day. It caught from the spark from the chimney. The fury of the wind was such that all the efforts to extinguish the flames were unavailing. Rev. Mr. Jewell, Pastor of the Church, occupied the premises. There was no insurance upon the house or the furniture, of which very little was saved. His library was a total loss, which he feels more severely that anything else.
1862 9-Jun Elmira Daily Advertizer The Second Presbyterian Church will be dedicated on Friday this week.
1864 25-Jul Elmira Daily Advertizer The Pastoral relationship existing between Dr. T.O. Lincoln and the First Baptist Church is to terminate, we learn, the first day of September.
1864 3-Sep Elmira Daily Advertizer Mrs. Platt Cole met with a severe accident and injury yesterday (Sept. 2), by being thrown out of an over-turned carriage, near the corner of Baldwin & Water Streets, opposite John Cass' Clothing Store. Her brother-in-law, William Scott, and niece were riding in the same carriage, when the horse became frightened at the stream of water from the hoe of the Steam Fire Engine broke over them...nearly opposite the Brainard Block on Water St....Mrs. Cole removed to her residence on Baldwin St... Dr. H.S. Chubbuck set the fractured bone. (Note:-the Hose company was practicing!)
1864 no date Elmira Daily Advertizer "Grave stones and monuments, plain and ornamental, of the best workmanship and modern style can be found at Blampied's Marble Shop, on the corner of Main and Third Street, a few steps west of the Depot. Italian and American Marble of the best quality. J.G. Blampied, Agt.
1864 28-Sep Elmira Daily Advertizer The members of Saint Peter and Paul's Benevolent Society are requested to meet at their rooms this afternoon at one o'clock, to attend the funeral of their deceased brother, Patrick Holleran, who fell victim of the fire Sunday morning.

Published On Tri-Counties Site On 5/18/2003
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