||HALLOWE’EN MASQUERADE - An enjoyable Hallowe’en masquerade
party was held Thursday evening at the home of Miss Sylvia Ham in Christian
Hollow. It was in the form of a surprise to Miss Ham, who expects to leave
soon for Cleveland, O. Many and amusing were the disguises used. Refreshments
were served, and a good time enjoyed by all. Those present besides the
hostess were : Mr. and Mrs. David McCann, Mr. and Mrs. John Comfort, Mr.
and Mrs. Charles McCann, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Comfort, Mr. and Mrs. Finley
Farren, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Lewis, Mrs. Harvey Sitzer, Misses Edith Simken,
Ruth Simken, Ruth Sitzer, Daisy McKinster, Lillian Comfort, Mable Comfort,
Rosa Conklin, Messrs. Lynn Sitzer, Glen Simken, Alfred Conklin, Roy Conklin,
Verne McKinster, Joseph Farbizio, Joseph Clark, Gordon Ham, Francis Packard,
Jep DeGraw, William Simken, Allen Simkin, Gordon McCann, Hershel DeGraw,
Harold Comfort, Lloyd Comfort, John Conklin, Claude Conklin, Leman Farren,
Alwyn Farren, Norma Lewis, Esther Lewis, Cleo Sitzer, Cora Comfort
||The first annual reunion of the Ham family was held at the
home of S. T. Ham at Caton last Thursday. Tables were spread on the front
lawn and an elaborate dinner served. During the afternoon Miss Mary Kellogg
and her pupils gave a drill which was highly appreciated by all. There
was also music by the Rev. H. B. Reddick and the Misses Blanche and Mazie
Kinney. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. William E. Lee, Mr. and Mrs. FIRST
REUNION OF HAM FAMILY - George R. Ham, Winnifred and Herbert Lee, Earl,
Archie, Eva and Raymond Livings, Bertha Ham, Mr. and Mrs. Milford Sanders,
Florence Sanders, Mr. and Mrs. Ira Cole, Jennie Cole, Louis Thompson, Mr.
and Mrs. Mort Tobey, Mary, Myrtle, and Ella Tobey, Henry Holdridges, Mrs.
Frank Rhodes, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bailey, Mrs. Martha Kelly, Mrs. George
Sheeley; Alta, Gordon, Charlie and Burr Sheeley, Mr. and Mrs. William Ham
and Elmer Ham, all of Elmira; Mrs. E. J. Fisher of Yonkers; Helen Holdridge
of Onendaga Valley, N.Y.; Rev. H. R. Redick, Caton; Mr. and Mrs. Burr Tobey,
||The second annual reunion of the Ham family was held August
25th,1904, at the residence of D. D. Ham in Southport, N.Y. One hundred
and four relatives and friends were present to enjoy the renewal of acquaintance.
At noon an elaborate dinner was served under the grape arbor. Among the
floral decorations was a wheel with the missing spoke of mourning, in memory
of S. T. Ham, the brother who, since the last meeting was called to the
reunion with those in the “Better Land”.
|HAM (02) (cont.)
||Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Chancey Ham, Mr. and Mrs.
R. H. Clarendon and children, Jesse and Vail, Mrs. Keeney and daughters,
Marion and Louise and Richard Plew, all of Tioga, Pa.; Mrs. Hammond of
Slate Run, Pa.; Mrs. H. Hurd and son Charlie of Jersey Shore; Mr. Oscar
Ham and daughter Nora of Stokesdale; Mrs. Mary A. Ham and Mrs. Linderman
of Balaton, Minn.; Mr. Henry Ham and daughter Lottie of Crooked Creek,
Pa.; Mr. and Mrs. Laverne Hill and daughters, Edith and Ella, Seeley Creek,
N.Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Tobey and son Martin of Fassett, Pa.; Misses
Stella and Mabel Holdridge, Onondaga Valley, N.Y.;Mrs. Theressa Ham, Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Rhodes and daughter, Florence of Caton, N.Y.; Rev. and Mrs.
Lester Reynolds, Alba,Pa.; Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Woodward, Hazel Woodward,
Roulette, Pa.; Mrs. Carrie Smith and son Charlie, Keating Summit; Mrs.
George Sheeley and children, Alta, Gordon, Charlie and Burr Sheeley; Mr.
and Mrs. William Lee and children, Winifred and Herbert, Mr. Clarence Livings
and children Ear
||The third annual reunion of the Hamm family was held at
the home of Chauncy Hamm, at Tioga Junction, on Thursday, Aug 26th, and
it will long be remembered by the eighty relatives present as a very successful
affair. Gathered together as we were in that pleasant home, some only for
a few hours and yet others of us for a day or two, who will never regret
time or expense for the privilege. The day was one of God’s most beautiful
and the entertainment provided showed careful thought and labor on the
part of our hosts. The relatives from Roulette began to arrive the evening
before, and went in a delegation to meet the train which brought the relatives
from Elmira and other places. The reunion was held in honor of Mr. S. G.
Woodward, of Roulette, who is the oldest relative who was present. Since
the first reunion, held three years ago at the home of S. T. Hamm, deceased,
three of our dear ones have been called home, await the final reunion,
and their presence was sadly missed by all. At the head of the tables,
||HAM FAMILY REUNIONThe fourth annual reunion of the Ham family
was held at the home of William Ham, at East Elmira yesterday. About eighty
friends and relatives were present. The Rev. Frances Sherer gave an address.
The officers for the ensuing year are as follows: President, Martin Tobey,
Elmira; vice-president, Earl Livings, Elmira; secretary and treasury, Sylvia
Ham Southport. Entertainment committee, Mrs. Carrie Smith, Keating Summit;
Mrs. Nellie Hurd, Jersey Shore; Chauncey Cole, Elmira; Miss Alta Sheely,
Elmira; Mrs. Eva Lee, Elmira. Fruit committee: Martin Tobey, LaFayette
Cole, Elmira. Refreshment committee: Mrs. Stella Clarendon, Tioga Junction;
Mrs. Eva Lee, Elmira; Mrs. George K. Sheely, Elmira. The next reunion will
be held at the home of LaFayette Cole, the last Thursday in August 1907.
(handwritten on article Aug 30 1906)
||The fifth annual reunion of the Ham family was held August
29, 1907 at the home of LaFayette Cole at Southport. Ninety-six relatives
and friends were present to enjoy the renewal of acquaintances and an elaborate
dinner was served under a tent on the lawn. The home was beautifully decorated
with flags, bunting and evergreens. At the head of the tables and inside
of the tent was a picture of S. T. Ham, the brother whose death occurred
a few months after the first gathering, which was held at his home at Caton,
August 20, 1903. No death was reported during the past year in this large
and growing family. They were entertained by songs and recitations by Mary
and Myrtle Tobey, also by an address by the Rev. Francis Sherer of Elmira.
The officers elected last year were retained for the coming year. M. A.
Tobey, president; Earl Livings, vice-president;Sylvia Ham, secretary and
treasurer; Alta Sheeley, Eva Lee and Chauncey Cole, program committee.
The next reunion is to be held the last Thursday in August at the hom
|HAM (05) (cont.)
||Those present were Mrs. E. G. Woodward and Miss Mildred
Woodward of Roulette, Pa.; Chauncey Ham and wife of Tioga, Pa.; Harry Clarenden
and family, Mrs. Emma Keeney and children, Mrs. Keith Hammond and children
and Mrs. Jacob Miller, Oscar Ham and family of Kress, Pa.;Fred Hill and
family of Jackson Summit, Pa.; Lavern Hill, Sagetown; Mrs. S. T. Ham, Corning;
Mrs. George Ham and daughter, Benjamin Tobey and family of Cleveland, O.;
Burton Lewis and wife of New Jersey; Miss Jennie Cole of Rochester; Mrs.
J. C. Ham of Pine City; Joseph Combs and wife of Gillett, Pa.; Mr. and
Mrs. Smith, Seely Creek; Richard Prew and daughters, wells, Pa.; C. H.
Livings and family, Mrs. W. E. Lee and children, M. A. Tobey and family,
Mrs. George Sheeley and children, Ray Knight and family, Andrew Lewis and
wife, Mrs. Millford Sanders and children, Chauncey Cole, the Rev. Francis
Sherer of Elmira; Elmer Ham and wife, East Elmira; Ernest Tobey, Elmira
Heights; D. D. Ham and daughter, Ira Cole and family, Mrs.Bold, Henry and
||The sixth annual reunion of the Ham family was held August
27 at the home of Chauncey Ham, Tioga, Pa. There were 65 present. The next
meeting will be held July 6 , 1909, at Mrs. E. G. Woodward’s, Roulette,
Pa. (handwritten on article Aug 27 1908)
||The eighth annual reunion of the Ham family was held Thursday
at Eldridge Park. Eighty-two relatives and friends were present. After
a sumptuous dinner had been served, a business session was held and the
following officers elected for the ensuing year. President, Elmer Ham;
Secretary and treasurer, Sylvia Ham; refreshment committee, Mrs. Lee, Mrs.
Sheely, Mrs. Tobey and Mrs. Cole. The next meeting is to be held at Grove
Park August 31 1911.
||A very enjoyable day was spent Thursday at the home of M.
A. Tobey, South Broadway, Elmira, when the Ham family held its tenth annual
reunion. Sixty-four relatives were present from Roulette, Jersey Shore,
Keating Summit, and Tioga, Pa., Cleveland, O., Corning, Pine City and Elmira
N.Y. After a delicious dinner had been served a paper was read by the historian,
Mrs. L. Davison and several songs were sung by members of the family. Officers
elected for the ensuing year: President and historian, Mrs. L. Davison;
vice-president, Mrs. George K. Sheely and Mrs. R. H. Clarendon; fruit committee,
M. A. Tobey; secretary and treasurer, Miss Sylvia Ham. The next meeting
to be held the third Thursday in August, at the home of C. H. Livings,
||The thirteenth annual reunion of the Ham family will be
held Thursday, August 26, at the home of Chauncey Ham, in Tioga, Pa. (handwritten
on article 1915)
||The 14th annual reunion of the Hamm family was held at Grove
Park, August 16. Officers elected for the ensuing year: Chauncey Cole,
President; Earl H. Livings, vice-president; Mrs. E. H. Lee, secretary and
treasurer. The next reunion is to be held the last Thursday in August,
1918, at the home of Mrs. William Sterner, Corning. (handwritten on article
||The annual reunion of the Ham family will be held Thursday
afternoon, August 31, at Grove Park. (handwritten on article 16th reunion
Aug 29 1918)
||The 17th annual reunion of the Hamm family was held August
23, at the home of Mr. and Mrs.Elmer Hamm of East Elmira. There were 59
present. A picnic dinner was served and a delightful program was enjoyed;
remarks made by Ella Davison, recitation, Mrs. Elmer Hamm; solo, Mrs. Carrie
Moore; songs by Frances Ruth, Frances Sanders and Helen Peckham. The following
officers were elected; Ella Hamm Davison, president; Mrs. Vern Hill, vice-president
and Eva Lee, secretary and treasurer. The next annual reunion is to be
held at the home of Chauncey Cole of Elmira. (handwritten on article Aug
||The 18th annual reunion of the Hamm family will be held
Thursday, August 26 at the home of Chauncey Cole, 818 Holdridge street.
All relatives of the family are cordially invited to attend. (handwritten
on article 18th reunion, Aug 26, 1920)
||The 19th reunion of the Hamm family was held at the home
of Chauncey Hamm at Tioga, Pa., August 25. A delicious dinner was served
on the spacious lawn under the maples to 98 relatives and friends, after
which a business meeting was held. A short address of welcome was given
by the Rev. Blound of Tioga, Pa., and Mrs. Walker of Syracuse favored the
company with two vocal solos. The same officers were retained for the ensuing
year. The next reunion will be held at the home of Mrs. Brown, Elmira.
(handwritten on article Aug 25 1921)
||The 24th annual reunion of the Hamm family will be held
at Riverside Park, Thursday, Aug 2. All relatives and friends are invited.
(handwritten on article 1926)
||The 25th annual reunion of the Hamm family will be held
in Brand Park, Aug. 25. Take cup and silver. (handwritten on article 1927)
||The 26th annual reunion of the Hamm family will be held
Thursday, Aug. 30 at the home of Mrs. George Sheeley, 514 West Hudson Street.
All relatives are invited. Take cups, silver, lemons and food for table.
Rolls will be furnished. (handwritten on article 1928)
||The annual reunion of the Hamm family will be held Thursday,
Aug 27, in Brand Park. Friends of relatives are invited. Take cup, silver,
rolls, lemon and another article of food. (handwritten on article Aug 27
1931 – the 29th reunion)
||Gillett, Pa., Feb.9—Mrs. Don Lewis had the misfortune to
break both bones in her forearm Saturday.
||Mr. J. Henry Boon, pastor of the Gospel Tabernacle on Franklin
Street was ordained and installed in the ministry last evening, with a
very simple but interesting service, which was witnessed by a goodly number
of people, despite the heavy snow storm. Rev. J. E. Funk of New York City
who was to have presided at the service, was unable to attend, and Rev.
J. E. Jaderquist, of Syracuse, presided in his stead. Rev. S. P. Hamilton,
of India, gave the prayer, after which the Rev. B. A. Coleman of Corning,
delivered a brief gospel talk. Rev. O. F. Burgess, of Binghamton, delivered
the charge to the new pastor, and Rev. Mr. Jaderquist delivered the charge
to the church. The ordination prayer and laying on of hands followed by
which the young man was accepted into the ministry. The Rev. Mr. boon is
a young man and came to Elmira bout two years ago from his home in Kenwood,
N.Y. He was educated in the Kenwood schools and the Bible Training school
at Nyack, N.Y. and was also given much active training in Christian work