Tri-Counties Genealogy &
History by Joyce M. Tice
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Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA
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FASSETT, Jacob Sloat
- Jacob Sloat Fassett, leading citizen and businessman of Elmira and formerly
one of the outstanding Republican leaders in New York State and prominent
in the national organization for the party, died unexpectedly Monday night
at 9:15 o'clock (local time) at Vancouver, British Columbia. Mr. and Mrs.
Fassett had just returned from a business trip to the Philippines and Japan
and late Monday afternoon Arthur B. Sliter, Mr. Fassett's private secretary,
received a telegram in this city from Mr. Fassett as follows: "Just arrived
safely. Leave here April 23 and will arrive in Elmira April 28. J. Sloat
Fassett" Monday night at 10:15 o'clock (local time) a telegram was received
by Newton C. Fassett, their son, in this city as follows: "Your father
died suddently and without warning an hour ago. Mother." The annoucement
caused a great shock to the family and friends of Mr. Fassett, yet to the
near friends who were aware of his condition of health the annoucement
was not unexpected. Mr. and Mrs. Fassett left Elmira November 18, last,
for the Philippines in connection with his extensive business interest.
Mr. Fassettt was the president of the Insular Lumber Company with offices
in Manila and he, in the company with Arthur E. Edgecomb of Philadelphia,
the general sales agent of the company, were engaged in an important work
at the general offices of the company. Mrs. and Mrs. Philip Young also
were with them in the Philippines. Mrs. Young formerly was Miss Ella Bender
who visited frequently in Elmira. Mrs. and Mrs. Young left the Fassett
party while visiting in Japan and took the southern route to Honolulu where
they visited before returning to San Francisco. Mrs. and Mrs. Fassett departed
from Yokohama, Japan, April 12 and took the northern route to Vancouver,
British Columbia where it is assumed they landed Sunday or Monday. While
Mr. Fassett had been afflicted with a heart affection several years he
was able to attend to his important duties.
FASSETT, Jacob Sloat
- Notable Events In Fassett's Life - Jacob Sloat Fassett, born Elmira,
N.Y. November 13, 1853, son of Newton P. and Martha E. (Sloat) Fassett.
Graduate Elmira public schools, Elmira Free Academy, secured his A.B. University
of Rochester 1875, studied law and political economy at University of Heidelburg
1880-81; secured the degree of Doctor of Laws from Colgate University 1901.
Married Miss Jennie L. Crocker, daughter of late Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Crocker,
Sacramento, California February 13, 1879. Practice of law at Elmira since
1878. Proprietor, Elmira Daily Advertiser 1878. Vice president Second National
Bank of Elmira. District attorney of Chemung County 1878-80. Member of
New York Senate 1884-91. Temporary president 1889, 1890 and 1891. Delegate
to Republican National Convention 1880, Minneapolis and in 1892 temporary
chairman; also in 1916. Secretary of Republican National Committee 1888-92.
Republican nominee for governor of New York State 1891. Delegate to Republican
state convention 1904, where he was temporary chairman. Member of 59th
to 61st Congress (1905 to 1911); Thirty-thrid New York district (now 37th
district). Temporary and permanent chairman New York State Republican advisory
convention, the first with women delegates, Saratoga, 1918.
FASSETT, Jacob Sloat
- When J. Sloat Fassett Was Born In 1853 - Mr. Fassett was born in Elmira
November 13, 1853 and was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Newton P. Fassett,
an attorney in Elmira many years. The son graduated from old School No.
Six on Lake Street which now is a part of the Vocational School. He later
graduated from the Elmira Free Academy. Mr. Fassett completed the course
of study at the University of Rochester in 1875; also a post graduate course
in law and political economy at the University of Heidelberg, Germany in
1880-81; he studied law in his father's office and was admitted to the
bar in 1878 and served as the district attorney of Chemung County in 1879-80.
Mr. Fassett was elected and served as a state senator from 1884 to 1891.
He was a nominee for Governor of New York Sate on the Republican ticket
in 1891 but was defeated by Roswell P. Flower. Mr. Fassett was electred
to Congress and served from 1905 to 1911. President Harrison appointed
Mr. Fassett collector of the port of New York in 1891 and the same year
he was a Republican candidate for governor. He was temporary chairman of
the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis in 1892 and secretary
of the Republican national committee from 1888 to and including 1892. J.
Sloat Fasett was largely identified in extensive lumber interests in Canada
and ranching business in the west. He also was a principal stockholder
in the Second National Bank of this city and other local business interests.
He was an officer and consistent member of the First Baptist Church for
many years. Gift To Elmira College - Many Elmirans will reflect upon the
many wonderful acts of charity and kindesss which were made possible through
the great kind heart of Mr. Fassett. He was an exemplary citizen - ever
upholding the right and ever just and square in his dealings with his fellow
men. To the needy he ever was generous to an extreme and many successful
business and professional men of this city owe their financial beginning
to the aid given by Mr. Fassett. One of the outstanding memorials to the
generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Fassett is the handsome Fassett Commons on the
campus of Elmira College. Mr. Fassett, early in life, began playing the
political game. Before he was old enough to enjoy the right of franchise
he attended political meetings and on several occasions spoke from the
platforms. Born of sturdy stock, being a son of the late Attorney Newton
Pomeroy Fassett and Martha Ellen Sloat of Sloatsburg, this state, Jacob
Sloat Fassett became one of the most distinguished citizens that this city
and county has been able to boast. On November 13, Mr. Fassett observed
his 70th birthday while at his home in this city. Although he had been
in ill health many years he was able to be about the streets and spent
many hours daily transacting business at his office on the second floor
of the Second National Bank Building, Lake and Carroll Streets. Mr. Fassett
was the principal stockholder of the Elmira Advertiser from 1879 until
1896 when he disposed of his newspaper interests. For several years he
conducted extensive mining interests in Korea and passed considerable time
in that far off country. Had Beautiful Home - About 1900 Mr. Fassett purchased
the extensive residential plot on upper Hoffman Street, known as Strathmont,
where he erected the beautiful residence. Within the past year the large
estate has been divided into city building lots and Mr. and Mrs. Fasett,
who were no longer in need of such an extensive residence, were endeavoring
to dispose of it. Mr. and Mrs. Fassett had passed the greater part of their
time the past few years out of Elmira. They occasionaly returned to the
city for brief intervals. Jacob Sloat Fasssett was a life member in all
of the local Masonic bodies, including Ivy Lodge, F. & A. M., Elmira
chapter R.A.M.; Southern Tier Council, R & S. M.; St. Omer Commandery,
Knights Templar; Corning Consistory, Scottish Rite Masons. Mr. Fassett
also was a member of Elmira Lodge No. 62. B.P.O. of Elks; Sons of the American
Revolution; also the Elmira Rotary Club, Century Club, Elmira City Club,
the Elmira Chamber of Commerce; also several companies of business interests.
Married In 1879 - Jacob Sloat Fassett and Miss Jennie L. Crocker, a daughter
of the late Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Crocker of Sacramento, Calif., were married
February 13, 1879. Seven children were born to them. Three of their children
are deceased, Bryant, Mary and Carol. The decedent is survied by his widow,
a daughter, Mrs. Paul Nevin of this city; Mrs. Frederick Hodgson of Atlanta,
Ga; three sons, Newton C. Fassett of this city; Truman E. Fassett and Jacob
C., Jr. both of Woodmere, L.I.; a brother, Henry L. Fasett, of Elmira.
The remains will be removed to Elmira and the funeral will be announced
later. Burial will be in the family plot in Woodlawn Cemetery.
KNAPP, Martha (Mrs.
Martha K. Miller) - Mrs. Martha Knapp Miller, a life long resident of Seeley
Creek, died this morning at 6 o'clock in this city aged seventy-one years.
She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. E. E. Van Curen of Pine City, a son,
W. K. Miller of Buffalo, one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Brown of Syracuse,
also five grandchildren. Because of illness in the family, the remains
will be kept at the Harrington undertaking rooms where friends of the family
may call. The funeral will be held at the Webb Mills Church Friday afternoon,
the Rev. C. E. Ferguson to officiate.
DEWITT, Herbert -
Herbert Dewitt, aged fourteen years, youngest son of Andrew Dewitt, who
resides near this village, was killed by the cars in Elmira, together with
a boy companion, Ralph McLain, Tuesday evening last. The boys were in a
phaeton with the top up and buttoned down the sides and at the Madison
Avenue crossing of the Lackawanna were struck by the milk train going west,
due in Elmira at 7:10 p.m. There are gates at the crossing but they are
not operated after 6:30 p.m. and view of the track is obstructed at that
point except for a space of about fifty feet. Herbert Dewitt often accompanied
the McLain boy on his trips and their homes were not far apart, Herbert
living on the Fred C. Miller farm. No person actually saw the accident
but two men standing at the Lake Street crossing saw a shadow pass in front
of the engine, heard a crash, the headlight was extinguished and in an
instant the crushed and bleeding forms of the two youths, the remnants
of the buggy and other wreckage dropped in front of them. The Dewitt boy
was terribly injured about the head and body but was still alive and was
conveyed in the police ambulance to the Arnot-Ogden Hospital where he died
shortly after arrival. The McLain boy was killed instantly. The engine
bell is said to have been ringing and no blame is attached to the railroad
men. A telephone message conveyed the sad news to the parents at their
home near this place about midnight. Herbert DeWitt is survived by his
parents, two brothers and two sisters. We are not informed at the time
of writing as to the funeral arrangements.
(Colegrove) Mrs. G. T. , Mrs. G. T. Colegrove, relict
of Thomas Colegrove, who died two or thre years ago, died Saturday evening
last of paralysis at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Byron Parris, near
Jackson Summit, aged about seventy-eight years. She was the mother of Mrs.
E. M. Lutz of this village and leaves two sons and three daughters. The
funeral was held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Keeneyville, the family home, burial
at same place.
MISNER, Melvin M.
- Melvin M. Misner died Saturday at Worcester, Mass. aged seventy-three
years. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Augusta McWhorter of Elmira. The
remains will arrive in Elmira over the Erie Railroad Tuesday at 8 a.m.
and will be removed to the Harrington undertaking rooms. The funeral will
be held at that place Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. C.G. McConnell to officiate.
Burial in the Webb Mills Cemetery.
(Logan), Mrs. Frances Emma - Mrs. Frances Emma Logan died
at the family home, 1021 Oak Street, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
She is survived by her husband, David Logan, six daughters, Mrs. Roy Hunt,
Miss Harriett Logan, Mrs. Ernest Banzhof, Miss Elizabeth Logan, all of
Elmira and Mrs. Henry Draht of East Elmira; a son Charles Logan of Elmira,
two brothers, William Adee of California and Marsh Adee of Idaho; four
sisters, Mrs. Nellie Hoagland and Mrs. Florence Clisbee both of Elmira,
Mrs. George Love of California and Miss Wava Adee of Seattle, Wash. The
funeral will be held at the family home Saturday at 2 p.m. The Rev. W.
D. Cavert will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.
STOUT, Josephus -
Mansfield, Oct. 24 - Josephus Stout, a resident of this palce for many
years died at his home October 14 at the age of 78. He was a veteran of
the Civil War and served as Justice of the Peace at Roseville for more
than 30 years. He is survived by his widow and four children, Lillian Levey
of Rutland, Johan Stout of Rutland, Leon Stout of Canton and Joseph Stout
of Troy. Mr.Stout was a memeber of the Rutland Methodist Episcopal Church.
McCLURE, Lorenzo W.
- Mansfield, PA Dec. [?] - Brooding over the fact that his two sons are
drafted for army service, though they have not yet been called out, Lorenzo
W. McClure, aged 55, hung himself in a wagon shed at his farm in Rutland
Monday. McClure left the house at 10 o'clock, ostensibly to do some work
and nothing was thought about his absence until 1:30 o'clock when search
was made and his lifeless body was found hanging in the shed. Last fall
his son-in-law committed suicide in the same way, by hanging. Mr. McClure
was a prominent farmer in his locality and was a member of Seeley Creek
Lodge of Odd Fellows. He leaves a widow and two sons and a daughter at
home. Mark and Will McClure and Mrs. May Noble. The funeral will be held
at 10 o'clock Thursday morning at the house and at 11 o'clock from the
Baptist Church in Rutland.
(Lewis) Mrs. Ruth - Mrs. Ruth Lewis, mother of [?] Lewis
and Mrs. W. F. Palmer, died at home in Mosherville last Sunday, aged 81
years. Deceased was [?] and highly respected resident and will be mourned
by a large circle of friends.
WILLIAMS, Henry W.
- Henry W. Williams, associate Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court,
died suddenly Tuesday morning, Jan. 25, in Philadelphia in his 69th year.
Judge Williams was born in Harford, Susquehanna County, Pa. July 30th,
1830. He was educated at Franklin Academy and studied law with Hon. E.
B. Chase at Montrose, Pa. He came to Wellsboro in 1852 and studied law
with Hon. J. W. Guernsey and was admitted to the bar in January, 1854.
In 1865 he was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of [?].
Miss Pearl NICHOLS,
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Nichols and Meil McWHORTER, one of our
best young men of Webbs Mills, were married last week and have commenced
housekeeping in Elmira. All wish the worthy couple a long life time of
BRESCIA Triplets -
The Stronger of the Triplets, OfCourse and Maybe, When Times Get Better
and Husband Earns More, They Will Come Home Again - Maynard, Mass. Oct.
21 - Triplets have brought to Mrs. Michael Brescia this triple problem:
How to rear a family of nine children on an income of $12 a week? Will
she have to part with two of them until the economic tide turns? And, if
she does let them go, how will she choose; which two will it be? This last
question she finds hardest of all to answer. Any mother would. She runs
up and down the list of names, vainly trying to figure how she possibly
could do without any one them and, at the same time, faced with the problem
of how to feed and clothe them. "How can a mother decide?" she asks. This
hardy young mother of 31 who has brought 12 children into the world - three
of them died - has all but concluded that she must part with two of the
newborn triplets. For it seems impossible that all 11 can struggle along
on the $12 that Michael brings home from the woolen mills after long hours
at the stretching machine. Furthermore, conditions in the wool industry
are most unsettled. If it were summer, figures Mrs. Brescia, things would
be better. Then the little garden at the side of the simple white cottage
would be producing a portion of the daily food. But winter is near and
the babes must be kept warm; they must have substantial food and the older
ones must go to school. The rent is $14 a month and with three more mouths
to feed someone would be likely to go without. No, it has all but been
decided, that as soon as the infants are able to feed, two of them must
be loaned temporarily. But which two? There is a heart twister for any
mother. "I do not know yet" she says hesitatingly. The stronger two, Mrs.
Brescia will probably say in the end. For if one should be sickly or not
so rebust she could not bear to see it go to other hands. No, this would
be the one she would have to keep and give a mother's care. When the wool
market picks up it may be that Michael will bring home $22 a week in his
pay envelope again and with such affluence, the two wee ones can come home.
CRISS / SPARROW -
The mariage of Edna M. Criss of 452 West Thurston Street and Edward M.
Sparrow, 156 West Clinton Street, took place at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Sparrow will reside at 452 West Thurston Street upon their
return from their wedding trip.
LAIN / SHERMAN - On
Monday morning last at 8:30 o'clock at the home of Mrs. Denvy E. Brown
in Elmira, Mrs. Mallie Lain of Elmira and Eugene Sherman of Millerton were
united in marriage. Rev. C. M. Fanning of this place officiating. At 9:35
they left on the Lackawanna bound for Toronto, Canada where they will attend
the fair and also visit New York City before returning this place where
they will henceforth reside in Mr. Sherman's pleasant home. [in handwriting
"Sept. 5, 1910"]
CONGDON / BREWER -
On Thursday at Penn Yan, N.Y., Miss Leonora L. Brewer of Seeley Creek,
N.Y. and Mortimer Colus Congdon of Elmira were united in marriage by the
Rev. N. B. Congdon of Syracuse, brother of the groom. They will reside
on Water Cure Hill.
HILDRETH / SWARTWOOD
- Ross Hildreth and Miss Lena Swartwood, residents of Mansfield, were married
in Elmira on August 20 by the Rev. Guy B. Galligher. The bridegroom is
the son of Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Hildreth and the bride a daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. William Swartwood. They will reside in Binghamton, N.Y. where
Mr. Hildreth is employed. They are estimable young people.
BESLEY / BREWER -
At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Brewer on Christmas Eve in the presence
of about twenty-five guests occurred the marriage of their daughter, Luella,
to Charles Besley, the ceremony being performed by the Rev. C. W. Ferguson
of Elmira. The bride was attended by Miss Alice Benson as bridesmaid and
Edson Brewer, brother of the bride, acted as groomsman. The house was prettily
decorated in pink and green and the bridal party stood beneath a handsome
evergreen arch. The bride received numerous beautiful and useful gifts.
After the ceremony a fine supper was served. The proposed wedding trip
was deferred on account of the illness of Mrs. G. D. Besley, mother of
the groom. Mrs. and Mrs. Besley are among the most estimable and popular
young people of this vicinity and have the best wishes of all for a joyous
and prosperous life together.
Daggett School - The
following pupils of the Daggett School were perfect in attendanc during
the term just closed: Misses Helen Crum, Eldora Crum, Beulah Daggett, Gertrude
Wells and Master Bradley Foster. Manley Rumsey was present every day. A
contest in spelling extending through the last half term was won by Miss
Gladys Foster with an average of ninety-eight percent. Lawrence Eighmey,
BREWER / SHEFLER -
A. J. Brewer and Mrs. Alma Shefler, both of Millerton, were married by
Rev. John Van Kirk at State Line last Thursday evening. Mr. Brewer was
for upwards of fifteen years the genial assessor of Wells Township and
has relatives and friends galore in Bradford County. He is now a merchant
WILSON / TUTON - Miss
Gertrude M. Wilson, a popular young lady formerly of Austinville, and John
C. Tuton, a prominent young man of Bentley Creek, were happily united in
marriage at Mosherville Hotel - home of bride's sister - on March 1st by
Rev. A. G. Cameron of Sylvania. Mr. and Mrs. Tuton have a host of friends
who will extend hearty congratulations.
CANFIELD / CLEVELAND
- Andrew Canfield, formerly of this place, and Miss Goldie Cleveland, Daggett,
were married at Elmira on recent Sunday. At the same place and day Walter
Cleveland of Daggett, to Miss Lena Canfield of Rutland. It is said both
brides are under fourteen years of age. This is Mr. Canfield's second marriage
and is a case of father and daughter marryihg sister and brother. What
relation will the offspring be?
BRYANT / NICHOLS -
The marriage of George W. Bryant and Miss Nora Nichols, both of this place,
is announced to have occurred in Elmira one day during the past week.
GRIDLEY Monument -
Washington, D.C., Jan. 26 - Senator Alger has introduced a bill appropriating
$5,000 for the erection of a monument to the memory of Captian C. V. Gridley
who commanded Admiral Dewey's flagship Olympia at the Battle of Minilla
Bay. In connection with the presentation of the bill, Senator Alger had
read a letter wirtten by Mrs. Gridley to President Roosevelt. In this letter
Mrs. Gridley stated that she is working as a clerk in one of the executive
departments of Washington and is financially unable to erect the monument
herself. She therefore asks the President to exercise his influence in
the interest of the monument. She also mentions the death by accident of
Captain Gridley's only son on the Missouri and suggest that the monument
might be of a joint nature.
HUDSON / ROBBINS -
The rumor of a wedding to be at Seeley Creek has taken a more tangible
form, and the little birds whisper that very soon Miss Harriet Robbins
and Samuel Hudson will be united in marriage.
TOMLINSON / WOOD -
Married at the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. Bement in Jackson, March
21, 1898 by Rev. F. Sherer of Pine City, N.Y.; Mr. Charles J. Tomlinson
and Miss Anna Wood; both of Mansfield.
BUCKLEY, Julius Clark
- Was Village Pioneer - Julius Clark Buckley, late of 103 Oakwood Avenue
who died at the home of his son, J. Gordon Buckely, in Audobon, N.J. Tuesday
was born in Roseville, Pa. August 5, 1853. He was one of the first residents
of Elmira Heights coming to the village in 1895 when it was known as the
Elmira Industrial Grounds. He erected the first house on Glenwood Avenue
at Seventeenth Street. Mr. Buckely was a carpenter by trade and supervised
the construction of the original Elipse factory, the Elmira Knitting Mills,
German Evengelical Church, Ingersoll Drug Store and several other buildings
in this vicinity. Forty-two years ago Mr. Buckley was married to Mary Mason
of West Franklin, Pa who survives him with three children, Leon of Elmira
Heights, J. Gordon of Audobon, N. J. and Dorothy of Philadelphia. Mr. Buckley
was a charter member of the Carpenters' Union, Local No. 532 and a memeber
of First Church of Christ Disciples. The funeral will be held at the family
home, 103 Oakwood Avenue, Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The Rev.
A. M. Laird will officiate and burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery.
BUCKLEY, Julius C.
- The remains of Julius C. Buckley late of 103 Oakwood Avenue, Elmira Heights,
who died Tuesday at the home of his son, Jr. Gordon Buckley of Audobon,
N.J. arrived at the family home this morning. Mr. Buckley was seventy-one
years old and had been a charter member of the Carpenters' Union. He also
had been a life long member of the Disciples Church. He is survived by
his widow, a daughter, Dorothy E., two sons, Leon J. of Elmira Heights
and J. Gordon of New Jersey; two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Benson of Flushing,
L.I. and Mrs. Matthew Long of Horseheads; two half brothers, Charles Soper
of Elmira and Louis Soper of Austinville, Pa. The funeral will be held
at the family home Saturday at 2:30 o'clock. The Rev. A. M. Laird of the
First Church of Christ Disciples will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery.
Edgar - William Edgar Shepherd of 16 East Sixty-ninth Street and Narragansett
Pier, R.I., died in a private hospital in New York City Tuesday. While
at the Briarcliff Lodge with his wife he had an apoplectic seizure on Christmas
Day and shortly afterwad was removed to New York. Mr. Shepherd was born
in Elmira in 1850 and was the son of George and Charlotte Capron Shepherd.
He was devoted to music and was a director of the New York Symphony Society.
Mr. Shepherd is survived by his widow, who was Miss Cellie Moore Gwynne,
a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Abram Gwynne , also by a son , William
E. Shepherd, Jr. and a daughter, Mrs. Ernest Harrah. Private funeral services
will be held Friday morning in St. James Church, Madison Avenue and Seventy-first
Street, New York City. The burial willl follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, New
(Ames) Mrs. Eli - Mrs. Eli Ames died at her home just
below this village last Saturday aftenoon after an illness of about eighteen
months, aged sixty-five years. She leaves a husband and five children,
three sons and two daughters to mourn the loss of a devoted wife and mother.
The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at Webb's Mills Church, the sermon
being preached by Rev. Paul Smith. Burial was in the adjoining cemetery,
Geroge Miller officiating.
(Mitchell) Mrs. Ella - Aged Woman Dies - Millerton, Feb.
9 - Following an illness of several years, Mrs. Ella Mitchell, widow of
the late T. I. Mitchell, died at her home Saturday morning. Mrs. Mitchell
was 84 years of age. She had spent the entire period of her married life
- 66 years - in this place with the exception of a brief period in Elmira.
She is survived by one brother, Orson Woodhouse of Elmira and two nieces,
Mrs. Lillie Nickerson and Mrs. Ella Crane of Elmira. The funeral will be
held from the family home Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock with interment
in the Alder Run Cemetery.
H. - Waterman H. McIntyre died Sunday noon at the home of his son, H. D.
McIntyre, 604 Cypress Street after an extended illness, aged eighty-five
years. He was born in Daggett, Pa., and was the last of a family of nine
children. He is survied by a daughter, Mrs. W. H. Morse of Painted Post;
his son, H. D. McIntyre, a grandson, R. F. McIntyre of this city and a
great granddaughter, Marian E. McIntyre of Bath. The decedent was a member
of the Big Flats Lodge, F. & A. M. Funeral services will be held at
the home at 604 Cypress Street Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock and will
be private. Burial will be at Catch.
MILLER, Nancy - Aged
Indian Squaw Flies - Nancy Miller, One Hundred Six Years Old Is Passenger
With "Windy" Smith In His Airplane - Nancy Miller! The name breathes of
piquancy, quaintness, laughing girlhood, doesn't it? Which only proves
that after all there isn't much in a name. For Nancy Miller is an Indian
squaw and she is 106 years old. Perhaps there are other Indian squaws 106
years old in the country but only one Nancy Miller. And she took her first
ride in an airplane recently with polular aviator "Windy" Smith of Millerton.
It was at the Batavia Fair that Nancy became interested in "Windy" and
his "heap big bird" and the time was short until the fact became known
that she wanted to ride. This aged woman never had a tremor of fright when
they buckled her into the little seat of the plane. She looked happy as
a lark when she returned safely from her trip through the clouds. It's
a proof certain that one is never too old to fly. Nothing is impossible.
Nancy lived as a child on a settlement where the city of Buffalo now stands.
In 1832 she was sold to the "hites" and was compelled to walk all the way
to the reservation at Tonawanda. She tells lurid tales of Indian massacres
and the first overtures of the white man toward her tribe. Nancy reads
and sews without the aid of eye glasses. Aviator Leon Smith considers her
one of his most interesting passengers.
BECKTHORN, Mr. &
Mrs. Fred - Former Millerton residents, whose lines have fallen in pleasant
places, are Mr. and Mrs. Fred Beckhorn of Valois, N.Y. While at that place
last Sunday we were the recipients of a cordial welcome and the most hospitable
treatment at their hands which will long be held in the kindest remembrance.
They are located in an old-time country mansion on the eastern bluff overlooking
Senaca Lake with an unsurpassed view of the lake, forest and villages and
surrounded by fertile fruit farms and vineyards, the finest in that most
productive region. A delightful feature of our visist was a ride in Mr.
Beckthorn's handsome surrey to neighboring villages and points of interest,
accompanied by our host and hostess, who were the recipients of evidences
of the highest regard all along the line, testifying to their deserved
popularity. Mr. Beckhorn's place is one of the finest in that section embodying
extensive vineyards and fruit orchards, all of which under his supervision
are highly productive and denote the best of management and cultivation.
It was a great pleasure to see how nicely our young friends are established
in life and equally pleasant to testify to their manner of genially welcoming
their former townspeople whom chance had landed at their hospitable doors.
PITTMAN / TEMPLE -
The flowers of midsummer fields rich with browns and golds formed a fitting
setting yesterday for one of the season's beautiful weddings at Hedding
Methodist Church when Miss Grace Evelyn Pittman, youngest daughter of the
Rev. and Mrs. Eli Pittman of Syracuse formerly of this city, was united
in marriage to Dan Healey Temple of Huntington, W. Va. The ceremony was
performed at 2:30 o'clock by the bride's father, the Rev. Dr. Pittman,
assisted by the Rev. Edward Ernest Merring, D.D., pastor of Hedding Church.
DEWITT, Francis H.
- Francis H. Dewitt died at his home in this village last Friday at an
advanced age. He had been in feeble health for a number of years but appeard
as well as usual up to a day or two before his death. He was veteran and
pensioner. He leaves a widow and several children by a former marriage.
The funeral was held at the M. E. Church in this village last Sunday; burial
was at Judson Hill Cemetery in the family plot where a son, also an ex-soldier,
was laid to rest about thrity-five years ago.
BAKER, Mahlon - Mahlon
Baker, an emloyee of the bridge works in Elmira, while engaged in hoisting
an iron girder weighing 4,000 pounds, Monday forenoon, was instantly killed
by the breaking of one of the derrick hooks. He lived at No. 503 Erie Street
and leaves a wife and two small children. He was thrity-two years of age
and highly respected by his associates and employers. The body was taken
to Jackson Summit, PA for burial.
BAKER, little son
- A little son of Mahlon Baker of Elmira formerly of this township died
one day during the past week and was brought to Trowbridge Tuesday for
HAMILTON, infant -
Mrs. and Mrs. Charles Hamilton mourn the loss of a baby who died within
the past week.
SMITH, Paul (Rev.)
- Rev. Paul Smith, whose death is announced this week in our local columns,
was a survivor of Co. B, 188th P.V. Infantry and is remembered by his comrades
of that command as an excellent Christian soldier. He was a member of a
squad of about a dozen from the vicinity of Millerton who enlisted in February,
1864, in the Third Pa. Artillery and served in the 188th, the "boy regiment"
after its organization. Of this party there survive at present only three
in this section: George Payne, J. C. Belnap and James P. Slocum; another,
James Kinner, is a resident of Marshfield, Wis. Comrade Smith was severly
wounded in the knee in the assault on Fort Harrison, Sept. 29, 1864 and
later was discharged for disability arising therefrom. He attended the
Cold Harbor monument dedication on Oct. 20th last and on the following
day, accompanied by his Millerton comrades visted the Fort Harrison field
and drank from the spring from$which his thirst was allayed as he was being
borne to the rear on a stretcher during the battle. The Virginia trip was
an experience of great interest to him on which he took great pleasure
in relating. His death occurred on Thursday evening, Feb. 24th; his age
lacking but one day of seventy-one years. The greater portion of his life
was devoted to the service of the church and his fellow men in which he
was a power for good and won universal love.
BLY, Giles - In Memoriam
- The following resolutions were adopted by Mitchell's Mills Grange P.
of H. in regular session June 27, 1908: Whereras Death has again entered
our ranks and removed our dearly lamented brother, Giles Bly, whose death
occurred June 13, 1908. This bereavement saddens our hearts and makes this
an occasion of deepest mourning. He has crossed the river whither we must
follow? therefore be it Resolved That is remembrance of our departed brother's
many virtures, it is eminently proper that we should give expression of
our great sorrow and manifest our fraternal sympathy to those nearest and
dearest to him. Resolved That while we deeply deplore the loss sustained
by his family, our order and the community, our sorrow is softened with
the hope that to him at was transition to a higher and better life. Resolved
That we extend to his family our heartfelt sympathy in this, their sad
affliction. Their sorry is shared by each and every memeber of our order.
Resolved That our charter be draped in mourning for a period of thirty
days and that a copy of these resolutions be forwared to the bereaved family
of our departed brother, a copy be placed upon our minutes, and that a
copy be sent to the Millerton Advocate for publication. W. G. Updyke, J.
S. Smith, W. H. Hudson, Committee.
BEECHER, Thomas K.
(Rev.) - Elmira is in mourning over the death of Rev. Thomas K. Beecher
which occured at his home in the suburbs of that city on Wednesday last.
Mr. Beecher officiated at Park Church as usual Sunday evening but while
returning home in his carriage suffered a paralytic stroke from which he
did not rally. He was over seventy-five years old and had noticebly failed
in health and strength for two or three years past. Rev. Beecher was of
a noble nature and was regarded with deepest affection by all with whom
he came in personal contact. His life seems to have been governed by the
query "What would Christ do?" and the loss to Elmira is irrepairable. The
body will lie in state at Park Church today (Friday) after which it is
understood that in accordance with the expressed wishes of deceased it
will be cremated.
MORTON (Miss) - Paris,
June 10 - Miss Morton, daughter of Levi P. Morton, died this morning from
blood poisoning resulting from an operation for appendicitis. Miss Morton's
family was at the bedside. The operation for appendicitis did not arouse
serious apprehension but the appearance yesterday of blood poisoning gave
the case a grave turn. Miss Morton rallied slightly in the afternoon but
later her case became hopeless and she sank gradually until her death which
occurred early today. No funeral arrangments have yet been made but it
is probable the body will be embalmed and taken to New York for interment.
Friends of the family fear the blow will seriously affect Mrs. Morton who
has been indisposed.
- Job's Corners, Pa. Oct 28 - Chester Garrison, sixty-eight years of age,
a prominent farmer died Sunday morning at his home of tuberculosis. He
is survived by his widow, two borthers, Henry W. and A. E. Garrison and
three children. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.
R. - William R. Garrison died at his home at Job's Corners last Sunday,
April 17th after a painful illness, aged fifty-six years. Deceased was
a prosperous farmer, one of Jackson's most prominent residents and was
deservedly held in high esteem by a large circle of neighbors and friends.
He leaves a wife and two daughters who are the recipients of general sympathy.
The funeral was held at the home Wednesday and was largely attended. Burial
was in the adjoining cemetery, George Miller of this place, officiating.
GARRISON, Foster -
Foster Garrison, who removed from Elk Run to Mansfield a year ago, died
in the latter place Nov. 15th after a lingering illness. Mr. Garrison was
a most worthy citizen and was highly esteemed by a wide circle of friends.
He was [??] and was brother of W. H. Garrison and Jesse Garrison of Job's
Corners. The funeral and burial were held at the latter palce.
WELLS, Mrs. Lita Wells
Garrison - Mrs. Lita Wells Garrison, 80, widow of Justus J. Garrison, died
this morning at 10:15 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Arthur
A. Lewis, 402 Jefferson Street. Mrs Garrison is survived by the daughter,
Mrs. Arthur A. Lewis, two grandchildren, Burton and Chester Lewis; a sister,
Mrs. Joseph Garrison, all of Elmira. The funeral will be held at 402 Jefferson
Street, Monday at 2 p.m. The Rev. J. H. Crawford will officiate. Burial
in the Job's Corners Cemetery.
(Stewart) Arminda - Mrs. Arminda Stewart, 69, widow of
Nathan Stewart died this morning at 12:15 o'clock at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. S. E. Bump near Sagetown. She is survived by a son, J.B. Stewart at
home; two grand children, Earl E. and Wilbur J. Stewart; a stepmother,
Mrs. Lizzie Brewer of Elmira; a sister, Mrs. Clara Hurley; a half brother,
Hendrick Brewer, both of Elmia. The funeral will be held at the home of
Mrs. and Mrs. S. E. Bump near Sagetown, Friday at 2 p.m. The Rev. G. G.
Burroughs of Pine City will officiate. Burial in the Sagetown Cemetery.
LEWIS, Jessie Louise
- The funeral of Jessie Louise, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Lewis was held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the family home in the town
of Big Flats, the Rev. William Jacques officiating. Burial ws in the Maple
Grove Cemetery at Horseheads.
SEELY, Albert - Albert
Seely, an old time resident of this section whose homestead is located
near State Line, died at the Home for the Aged in Elmira Tuesday afternoon
April 5th, aged 78 years. Mr. Seely was at one time manager of the Home
for the Aged but resigned the position and returned to his home a few years
ago in the spring of 1901, becoming an inmate of the same institution.
His disease was cancer of the stomach and he was ill about two months.
He was a man of strict honesty and integrity and was universally honored
and esteemed. He leaves a wife and son, William H. Seely. The funeral was
held in Elmira Thursday at two o'clock p.m.; burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.
KINNER, Mrs. Martha
Kinner Seeley - Mrs. Martha Kinner Seeley's death occurred in Elmira Wednesday,
October 16, 1912 at the age of 86 years. She was the daughter of Patience
Miller and William Kinner and the wife of the late Albert Seeley, whose
death preceeded her's eight years. She leaves one son, William Seeley;
a grand daughter, Mrs. Martha Seeley Strong, and two grandsons, Albert
and Charles Seeley. Mrs. and Mrs. Seeley were residents of Seeley Creek
(so named for the Seeley family) where they spent most of their lives upon
their farm, where they lived, loved and toiled for those who were near
and dear to them and dispensed charity for those less fortunate than themselves,
for their hearts and hands were ever open to the needy and their doors
to the friendless. One can hardly think of Mrs. Seeley without in the same
moment thinking of Mr. Seeley also, so close was the campanion ship of
husband wife and the time that bound them so dear that when adversity came
and failing strength to them with their weight of years, they were thankful
that they had been spared to one another and bravely without a murmur turned
from the pleasant home, the wide spreading fields, where they had planted
and garnered for many seasons that were their's no longer and took the
pittance that was left and entered the Home for the Aged as inmates where
they at one time served as matron and superintendent. Mr. and Mrs. Seeley
did not live in vain althought they were not successful from a wordly point
of view. What a grand reward there must be now and one can almost hear
"Well done, thou good and faithful come up higher." Mrs. Seeley won the
love of all and in her sweet face was mirrored the grand character within.
When the life clouds, which were many, were the darkest and her heart torn
with anguish, there was ever the same calm exterior, giving hope and strength
for the help of others. Yes, a beautiful earth life ended when Martha Kinner
Seeley closed her eyes here and entered into the rest that she had been
longing for through the many long wearly months of illness. She had devoted
care of a loving granddaughter and kind attendance of other friends but
she gradually drifted away from our shore to the "Bright Forever". Just
as she was about to cross the sunset bar, a friend took her hand saying
"you will soon have a happy meeting for Mr. Seeley is awaiting you upon
the other shore," and although suffering so she could not speak she pressed
the hand that held hers and smiled, happy that God's call was near. The
following was written by Miss Maria Bennett, a blind and aged lady of the
Home for the Aged, while Mrs. Seeley was matron: May God reward you for
your care Always will be my humble prayer. Rich blessings may his hand
bestow Through all life's hours where 'er you go.
His word is faithful, kind and true, All that is promised He will do.
And when this mortal life shall end New pleasures He will still extend.
Such lovely treasuresdas He'll show Eternal joys with heavenly peace,
Life that will never feel decline Each soul will in His image shine. Yes,
God's image all divine.
RICHMOND, Anna (Mrs.
William G. Carpenter) - Mrs. Anna M. Carpenter of 335 Broadway of Elmira
died at the home of her father, O.D. Richmond, 39 South Main Street, Wellsville
where she had been$visiting a few days, at 5 o'clock Monday morning. She
was forty-four years old and was born in the town of Independence, February
28, 1876, the daughter of O.D. and Martha Wood Richmond. September 20,
1892 she was married to William G. Carpenter. Besides her husband and parents,
she is survived by two adopted daughters, Mrs. Mary Garrison of Job's Corners,
Pa, and Miss Hazel Carpenter at home. Mrs. Carpenter was a member of the
Christain Church, the Order of the Eastern Star of Horseheads and Elmira,
Rebekah Lodge I.O.O.F. of Elmira. She was a Past Noble Grand of the Rebekahs
and had many friends in Elmira. The funeral will be held at the Richmond
home in Wellsville Thursday at 2 p.m. The Rev. W. H. Woodring of the First
Church Congregational will officiate.
WHEATON, Alvin Sherman
- Aged Veteran Of Civil War, Who Saw Booth Shoot Lincoln, Is Dead At Home
In Cohocton - North Cohocton, Dec. 23 - With the death of Alvin Sherman
Wheaton, 85 years old, at his home here, only two men now are alive who
witnessed the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Hickson W. Field and W.
J. Ferguson are the other two living men who were seated in the Ford Theater
the night that John Wilkes Booth fired the deadly shot at Lincoln and then
made his escape by jumping from the box on to the stage and out of the
back door. Mr. Wheaton served throughout the Civil War as corporal of Company
E, 104th Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry, Wadsworth Guards. His regiment
was stationed in Washington when the tragedy took place. A discussion carried
on by the New York newspapers a few months ago concerning the number of
witneses to that event known to be living, revealed that these three men
were the only living witnesses. Mr. Ferguson now is engaed in motion picture
work in New York and still is active. Mr. Wheaton had lived in the vicinity
of North Cohocton all his life and often told many stories of Lincoln's
deeds of kindess. He is survived by two sons, Frank of Tioga County and
Percy of Williamsville; three daughters, Mrs. George M. Riders, Mrs. Frank
W. Bush and Mrs Minnie Z. Wheaton, all of this village.
SNYDER, John W. -
The funeral of John William Snyder, the infant son of Mrs. and Mrs. Richard
Snyder of Seeley Creek, will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. Burial will be
in Woodlawn Cemetery. The Rev. Mr. Guiles of Millerton, Pa. will officiate.
The child is survived by the parents and a brother, Frederick.
- Charles Armstrong died last Friday morning at 9 o'clock at the home of
his brother, William H. Armstrong in Elmira, aged fifty-two years. He is
survived by three brothers: John Armstrong of Millerton, William and Ambrose
of Elmira and three sisters: Mrs. Asa Kinner of Elmira, Mrs. A. J. Morrell
of Kenner Hill and Mrs. Sarah Bower of Hendy Creek. The furneral was held
Monday morning at nine o'clock at the home of William Armstrong in Elmira
after which the remains were brought to Maple Ridge Cemetery for burial.
- Daniel P. Lanterman died Saturday morning at 6:30 o'clock at the family
home on Lake Street, Horseheads, aged sixty-nine years. Mr. Lanterman had
been ill of pneumonia. He is survived by his widow, a daughter, Miss Ola
Lanterman at home, two sons, Daniel P. Lanterman, Jr. and George at home.
The funeral was held at the home Monday at 3 o'clock. Burial was in Woodlawn
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