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Miss Mary Owens died this morning at 9:30 o’clock at the family home, 1009 Pennsylvania Avenue, after an extended illness. Miss Owen is survived by two sisters, the Misses Minnie and Jennie Owen; a brother, Thomas, all of Elmira. The decedent was a member of the South Presbyterian Church of Southport Corners. Funeral notice later. (handwritten on article Nov 27, 1926)
Mrs. Harriett S. Sornberger, a native of Job Corners, Pa., and a former resident of Elmira, died Nov. 21, 1934 at Danville, Va., of a heart seizure. Mrs. Sornberger was born in Job Corners, Pa., Dec. 15, 1860. She later resided at 605 Reynolds Street, Elmira. For the past four years she had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. J. J. Clark, at Danville, Va. Besides her husband, George W. Sornberger, she is survived by three daughters, Mrs. J. J. Clark of Danville, Va; Miss Mara Sornberger and Miss Grace Sornberger of New York City; a grandson, Jesse J. Clark, Jr.; three sisters, Miss Nettie Shepard, Mrs. F. I. Smith, Mrs. Gates Ayers and M. H. Shepard, all of Mansfield, Pa., and another brother, W. D. Shepard of Elmira. The funeral was held Nov. 22 and burial was in Highland Burial Park, Danville, Va.
Charges that William D. Morey, late of 115 Madison Avenue, had been irrational before his death, were brought in Surrogate’s Court Thursday by his daughter, Miss Kathryn Morey, in contesting the probate of a will made by her father Aug. 26, 1935 before Judge Bertram L. Newman.
Two will have been offered for probate. One, drawn Oct. 15, 1931, names Miss Morey sole beneficiary. The second will, drawn in 1935, directs that she share the estate equally with her step-mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Wright Kingston Morey and her step-brother, Paul R. Kingston.
Attorneys A. H. Harpending and Wilmot E. Knapp for Miss Morey questioned witnesses and sought to establish that during the summer of 1935 Mr. Morey had been very ill and that when the second will was drawn, had not been of a sound mind.
Attorneys Sheldon F. Roe and Lewis E. Mosher, representing the widow and step-son, sought to prove from the witnesses that while Mr. Morey suffered mental lapses he was on many occasions rational.
Witnesses heard were the Rev. William H. English of Canandaigua, former pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal Church and Mr. Morey’s pastor; Dr. E. L. Curvish, Mr. Morey’s physician; Mrs. Anna B. Ernest, his nurse who cared for him during the last year of his life and a witness to the last will; and Bert Loop, a witness to the last will.
Mr. Morey, who died Apr. 20, 1936, left an estate of "more than $10,000" in real estate and "more than $2,000" in personal property the petition reveals. (handwritten on article July 23, 1936)
Judge Bertram L. Newman is studying the testimony in the William D. Morey will contest which was completed before him in Surrogate’s Court Friday after a brief afternoon session.
Mr. Morey’s daughter, Miss Kathryn Morey, has offered for probate a will her father made Oct. 15, 1931, in which she is named sole beneficiary of his estate, valued at more tan $12,000 in real and personal property. She is contesting the probate of a second will made Aug. 26, 1935 in which she is directed to share the estate equally with her step-mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Wright Kingston Morey and step-brother, Paul R. Kingston.
Witness Thursday testified that in their opinion, Mr. Morey had been of unsound mind during the summer of 1925 because of age and severe illness. Wednesday afternoon Dr. A. H. Monroe and Dr. John A. Bennett told Judge Newman they had visited Mr. Morey on several occasions and that his reactions to questions and suggestions had been normal.
Dr. Rene Breguet, Elmira Reformatory psychiatrist, was called to answer a hypothetical question on evidence as reviewed by Attorney A. H. Harpending, who with Attorney Wilmot E. Knapp represents Miss Morey.
Attorneys Sheldon F. Roe and Lewis E. Mosher represent the widow and step-son.
Charles R. Saxton, 80, of 1121 Admiral Place, died at the family home, Monday, Sept. 21, 1936, at 3:30 a.m. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Walter D. Taylor; a granddaughter Mrs. George G. Sonsine of Elmira. Funeral at the family home Wednesday, 10:15 a.m. and in the Job Corners church at 11 o’clock. The Rev. W. H. Willits. Job Corners Cemetery.
Alden Andrews, 62, Millerton, Pa., died Tuesday morning. Surviving are seven children, Delion and Orman, of Jackson Summit, Pa., Herbert, of Elmira, Kenneth of Lindley, Mrs. Lemar Capwell, of Elmira and Verna and Minnie, at home. The funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the home, the Rev. L. A. Guiles of Wellsburg, officiating
The marriage of Miss Esther Ayers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gates Ayers of Millerton, Pa. and Mahlon Merk, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Merk of Millerton, took place Thursday, Aug. 27. The Rev. Harry L. William of the Southport ME Church, Elmira performed the ceremony.
They were attended by Miss Arlene Ayers, sister of the bride, and Charles Merk, brother of the bridegroom.
Mrs. Merk is a graduate of Mansfield Senior High School and Mansfield State Teachers’ College. For the past year she has taught at Hop Bottom, Pa. Mr. Merk is a graduate of Susquehanna High School and Mansfield State Teachers’ College.
They will reside at Oakland, Pa., where Mr. Merk has a position as supervisor of music in the public schools. (handwritten on article 1936)
Frank Burritt, a resident of Sylvania, Pa., many years, died unexpectedly of a heart seizure, at St. Paul, Minn. Early Thursday, aged sixty-two years. Mr. Burritt was a piano tuner by occupation and had been located in business at St. Paul, Minn., several years. He had passed his summers at the old home in Sylvania, Pa. The decedent is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Florence Card and Mrs. Esther Taylor, both of Sylvania, Pa. The remains will be removed to Sylvania. Funeral later. (handwritten on article Jan. 21, 1926)
Leigh Everett of Millerton, Pa., died in Elmira this morning at 2 o’clock of pneumonia. He is survived by his widow; two sons, Linton and Frank of Millerton, Pa.; four daughters, Mrs. Delbert Greene of Corning, Mrs. Henry Shepard of Elmira, the Misses Velma and Doris Everett of Millerton, Pa.; six grandchildren. The funeral will be held at the family home Friday at 10 a.m. The Rev. Mr. Northrup of Millerton will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. Kindly omit flowers.
Dundee—Mr. and Mrs. George W. Rosenkrans celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary Friday Sept. 13th. Because of the ill health of Mrs. Rosenkrans the day was spent quietly with visits from neighbors and friends. They were married at Weston on Sept. 13, 1888. Her maiden name was Miss Julia Darrin. They lived at Weston until 1925 where Mr. Rosenkrans conducted a general store and was also postmaster and justice of the peace and a member of the Republican County Committee of Schuyler County. In 1925 they came to Dundee to make their home. (handwritten on article 1935)
Mrs. Sara Phillips, 82, died at the home of her son, Morris P. Phillips of Eleanor Street, Horseheads, Monday, Mar. 16, 1936, at 4 p.m. after an extended illness. Besides her son she is survived by a sister, Mrs. Mary Churn of Dansville, and five grandchildren. The body is in the Matthews and Van Buskirk funeral home. Funeral announcements will be made later.
Miss Doris Marjorie Holton of Jobs Corners and Richard N. LaSeur of Lower Maple Avenue were married Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the parlors of the Lake Street Presbyterian Church. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. W. H. Willits in the presence of the immediate families. After a short trip they will reside on Lower Maple Avenue.
The death of Byron Roberts, late of Judson Hill, Pa., on November 17, removed from that community one of its most respected and beloved residents. Past seventy-two years of age, he spent his entire life at Judson Hill. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Roberts and was born on the same farm on which he died. For several years, Mr. Roberts was not actively engaged in farming because of declining health and passed his time with his family. If his life had been spared, he would have been married fifty years on March 24, 1924. The decedent from his youth had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Judson Hill. He is survived by his widow, two daughters, Mrs. William Chamberlain of Gillett, Pa., and Mrs. Harry J. Courtright of Elmira; two sons, Charles B. Roberts of Gillett and Bert E. of Horseheads, ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at the family home the Rev. Seymour Barrett of the Tioga Methodist Church officiated. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. The pall bearers were Enoch Kilgore, Melvin Varney, Corey Brown and Squire Young of Coreyland, Pa., and Newman Holton of Jobs Corners and Charles Baker of Elmira.
"Many a man has done some work of fame, but his own name is never mentioned,"
he said, "and there are many men of riches who have a harder time getting
rid of their wealth than they had in accumulating it." (handwritten on
article May 1923)
MRS. FRED EIFFERT
The funeral of Mrs. Carrie Eiffert, late of Lawrenceville,Pa., was held in the Barnes funeral home, in that village, today at 2 p.m. Burial was in the Lawrenceville Cemetery. Mrs. Eiffert was a native of Rutland, Pa., where she was born May 29, 1862. She is survived by her husband, Fred Eiffert, and three sons, Frank Eiffert of Lawrenceville, Pa., Uriah French of Millerton, Pa., and Lee Eiffert of Elmira; a brother Frank Lucas of San Diego, Cal. (handwritten on article Feb. 10, 1933)
Miss De Etta Brace, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Brace, of Mill Creek, and Harold Cole, of Sayre, Pa. were married November 20, at the Baptist Parsonage at Tioga by the Reverend Orey E. Crippen. Mr. and Mrs. Cole will reside in Ithaca. Mrs. Cole is a recent graduate of the Robert Packer Training School for Nurses at Sayre. She is a graduate of the Mansfield High School, and is well known in Mansfield, where she has many friends who wish the couple many years of happiness.(handwritten on article 1929)
Orson E. Walters of Jobs Corners died in Elmira Monday afternoon. He is survived by two sons, Raymond J. Walters of Lowman and Orson E. Walters, Jr. of Elmira; four daughters, Mrs. Walter Arnold, Mrs. Thomas Rachford, Mrs. Thomas McCauley and Mrs. John F. Lester, all of Elmira; a niece, Miss Ruth Walters of Jobs Corners. The funeral will be held at 413 Baty Street, Thursday afternoon, the hour to be announced later. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.
A pretty summer wedding took place at noon Saturday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Tickner, when their daughter, Helen, became the bride of William Bradford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bayard Bradford, of Troy. The Rev. D. J. Griffiths, pastor of the Baptist church, performed the ring ceremony. Mrs. Stephen Beach played the Mendelssohn Wedding March.
The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, was charming in white imported swiss and carried a bridal bouquet of white lilies, Miss Monica Phillips, of Buffalo, was maid of honor and Miss Dorothy Radder of Buffalo, was bridesmaid. Miss Phillips wore yellow organdy and carried yellow poppies and babys breath. Miss Radder wore blue organdy and carried pinks and babys breath. Harold Hulslander of Troy, was best man and Esten Tickner, of Bridgeton, N. J., acted as usher. The flower girl was Carroll McConnell of Buffalo.
The rooms were prettily decorated with laurel, delphinium, white peonies and yellow flowers.
A wedding breakfast was served to the wedding party and 46 guests, after which Mr. and Mrs. Bradford left for a motor trip through Pennsylvania. They will reside at Troy, R. D. 2. (handwritten on article June 23, 1934)
Dundee, Jan. 21—The funeral of Mrs. Lewis Boyce was held from the home of her son, Clifford Boyce, at Wayne this afternoon at 1 o’clock. The Rev. Mr. Packard was in charge of the services and interment was in the Tyrone cemetery. Mrs. Boyce’s death occurred Sunday evening. She was 86 years of age and had spent most of her life here. She leaves one son, Clifford Boyce, of Wayne, and one brother, A. Hosfall of Boston.
Sayre—Oliver A. Adams, 58, of Sylvania, died at 5 a.m. Tuesday Nov. 26, 1935, at a Sayre hospital after a brief illness pneumonia. He is survived by several cousins.
Mrs. Eva bower of 808 Maple Avenue, died unexpectedly this morning at 10 o’clock, after an illness of short duration.
Mrs. Bower is survived by her husband, George Bower, and a niece, Miss Marian Green. She was a member of the Riverside M. E. Church. Funeral announcements later. (handwritten on article Jan. 17, 1927)
Mrs. Eldora Doty died at the family home in Daggett, Pa., this morning, following an extended illness. Mrs. Doty is survived by her husband, James Doty; two daughters, Flora and Helen; two sons, Merle and Howard, all at home; two sisters, Mrs. Dean Rumsey of Daggett, Pa., and Mrs. Leland Soper of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; three brothers, Frank Crum of Gillett, Pa., William T. Crum of Rochester and Lemuel Crum of Elmira. Funeral notice later.
Mansfield, March 12—News of the death of Mrs. Wealthy Kingsley, widow of the late Jerome F. Kingsley, which occurred at the home of her son Clarence, at Cambra, Luzerne County, was received Tuesday morning by C. D. Kingsley. The funeral was held at the Bailey Creek Baptist Church Thursday morning at 10 o’clock. Mrs. Kingsley was a former resident of Mansfield.
Pine City—Miss Mildred Breese, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Colie Breese of Pine City, and Eugene Ayers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gates Ayers of Jobs Corners, Pa., were married Oct. 20, at Allentown, Pa. Mr. Ayers is a graduate of Mansfield High School. They will make their home at Allentown (handwritten on article 1926)
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Little, 83, died Sunday night at the family home at Mosherville. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Curtis Smith of Mosherville, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Adaline Husted of Elmira. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m., in the Union Church at Mosherville, where Mrs. Little had been an active member and worker 65 years. The Rev. George Burroughs of Pine City will officiate. Burial in the Mosherville, Pa., Cemetery. (handwritten on article July 30, 1933)
Mrs. Leona Updike Daggett, 69, died unexpectedly of a heart seizure, at the family home in Daggett, Pa., this morning at 7:30 o’clock. She was seated at the breakfast table when she suffered the seizure and expired immediately. Mrs. Daggett is survived by her husband, Lewis Daggett; a niece, Mrs. Grover Northrop, both of Daggett, Pa.; an aunt, Mrs. Sally Strock of Elmira. She was a member of the Daggett, Pa. M. E. Church. Funeral notice later. (handwritten on article Apr. 28, 1928)
Mark L. Rockwell, a former resident of Mansfield for many years, died at Ashville, North Carolina, last week, aged 57 years. For the past few years he has resided in Ithaca, N.Y., and has held the position as general agent for the International Harvester Company, which company he served for more than 25 consecutive years. Mr. Rockwell was born in Covington, about a mile west of the Richards bridge, where his parents owned and worked a farm, and where young Mark passed his boyhood years.
In 189? He attended the Mansfield business College, then conducted by Professor Thomas P. Jones, and a short time thereafter married a sister of Prof. Jones, Miss Winnie Jones, of Cherry Flats.
He leaves his widow, one son, Rexford, of Ithaca; one sister, Mrs. J. D. Whittaker, of Jackson Summit. The remains were brought to Elmira, and the funeral held on Saturday at the Wilson funeral home. The burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Mr. Rockwell was a member of the Scottish Rite Masons, of Williamsport, and the following members of the order from Mansfield motored to Elmira and attended the funeral;
Prof. Warren Miller, F. E. Brooks, Prof. George Retan, Frank Simmons, Prof. E. A. Retan, J. A. Elliott, Geo. Palmer, Charles M. McDowell, W. McCausland, E. S. Coles, John E.Farrer, Charles Baldwin, George Palmer, Sr., Lewis M. Palmer.
Frederick N. Gregory, 306 Brand Street, Union Lodge 95, F&AM will hold a service at the home Sunday at 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Henry E. Hubbard officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Frederick Nunney Gregory was born in Gatton Somertshire, England, May 22, 1857, a son of George and Martha Nunney Gregory. At the age of 17 years he came to Elmira to make his home with his cousin, the late Samuel H. Laney. He was in Mr. Laney’s employ until the time of Mr. Laney’s death in 1900, when he took over the retail crockery business at 200 East Water Street, which business he continued until 1931. The late Alfred Gregory, who was a resident of Elmira many years, was a brother. He died about 1932. Frederick N. Gregory is survived by his widow, Mrs. Julia Park Gregory, a daughter, Mrs. Ralph Sanderson of Atlanta, Ga.; two sisters, Mrs. George Hitchings, Evesham Worcestershire, Eng., and Mrs. Henry Tallis, Stratford-on-Avon, Warrickshire, Eng.; a brother Herbert S. Gregory, Gatton, Somertshire, Eng.; the following nieces and nephews in Elmira; Mrs. LeRoy Cooper, Mrs. George F. Romer and Mrs. Frank Allen, Herbert G. Steen, Clarence B. Steen and Jack H. Falis. (handwritten on article Feb. 3, 1936.)
Miss Rosalyn May Merrill, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orlo C. Merrill of 135 W. 16th St. and Shirley Davis of 214 W. Ninth St., were married Sunday at 6:30 p.m. in the Oakwood Methodist Church. The Rev. E. D. Van Dyke, pastor of the church, solemnized the ring ceremony. They were attended by Miss Betty Ann Skillman and Robert Erway, both of Elmira Heights. The bridegroom is employed by the Novelty Card Company. Mr. and Mrs. Davis will reside at 1201 Lake St. (handwritten on article Apr. 17, 1938)
Mrs. Sarah A. Garrison died Thursday evening at 5:30 o’clock at the home of Charles French, at Jobs Corners, aged fifty-six years. She is survived by her husband, L. W. Garrison; two daughters, Mrs. Edith Basford of Preble and Miss Jennie Garrison Elmira. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the home of Charles French. The burial will be made in Judson Hill Cemetery. The Rev. C. W. Ellison will officiate. (handwritten on article Jan. 17, 1924)
Carl Beardsley of 828 Broadway was fined $25 for annoying a woman when arraigned before Justice Joseph Kienzle Saturday afternoon on the charge of disorderly conduct. He was found guilty on examination after entering plea of not guilty. It was alleged he used improper language toward Mrs. Jennie Crumb of Millerton, Pa.
Beardsley was given the choice of 25 days in jail or $25 fine. He paid the fine.
William J. Carmer, a former resident of Elmira, died Thursday night at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. Edmund Warner at Hammondsport, aged seventy-six years. Mr. Carmer was born in Himrod and was a resident of Hammondsport about 25 years. For the last few years he made his home in Elmira and Auburn, returning to Hammondsport again during last winter. He was a vineyardist by occupation, having been employed in the Frey and Younglove vineyards. The decedent was a veteran of the Civil War, serving about 18 months in Company E of the 50th New York Engineers. Mr. Carmer was one of the early members of the local G. A. R. Post. He was a member of the Methodist Church at Hammondsport. He is survived by two sons, Walter of Elmira and Fred of Rutland, Pa.; a daughter, Mrs. Roy Damoth of Corning; three grandchildren in Hammondsport, one in China, one in Corning and four in Rutland, Pa. (handwritten on article Apr. 12, 1923)
Jackson Summit—Miss Bernice L. Lain, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James W. Lain of Jackson Summit, and Bernal W. Eighmey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eighmey of Mosherville were married Friday afternoon by the Rev. George G. Burroughs at the home of the bride’s parents. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. James S. Lain. After a western trip, Mr. and Mrs. Eighmey will reside at Daggett. (handwritten on article 1936)
Miss Arretta M. Everson and Lester Cooper both of Gillett, Pa., were married Friday at 4 p.m. by the Rev. Albert G. Cornwell. The ceremony was performed in his study at The Park Church.
The couple was unattended. (handwritten on article Mar. 11, 1938)
Mrs. Genevieve Benson of Mansfield, Pa., announces the marriage of her daughter, Marie E. Benson, to Dana R. Burt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Morton Monks, of Lower Maple Avenue. The marriage took place on Apr. 3. The couple were attended by Miss Nell Garrison, cousin of the bride, and Gilbert Huston of Wellsburg. A reception was given following the ceremony at the home of the bridegroom’s parents.
Mrs. Wilson Gaige of 239 Kingsbury Avenue, died this morning at 2 o’clock of a heart seizure, aged sixty-six years. She is survived by her husband, Wilson Gaige, a daughter, Mrs. Floyd Criss, of Jackson Center, Pa.; a son, Ray Gaige of Elmira. The funeral will be announced later. (handwritten on article 1925)
When evening shadows are falling
And we sit all alone,
To our sad heart comes a feeling,
If you only could come home.
No one know how much we miss you,
No one knows what bitter pain;
We have suffered since we lost you,
Home has never been the same.
In the still and quiet hours of night,
When sleep forsakes the eyes;
Our thoughts are far away,
Where our dear father and mother lies.
What would we give to clasp their hands,
Their happy faces to see;
To hear their voices, to see their smiles,
That meant so much to us.
We think of them in silence,
Their names we oft recall;
But there’s nothing left to answer
But their pictures on the wall.
Sons and Daughters
Mrs. Emma Hamilton, widow of George Hamilton, late of 1151 South Main Street, died this morning at 11:15 o
Clock. She is survived by three brothers, George and Frank Morrell of Pine City, Roy Morrell of Horseheads. The remains repose in the Davis funeral home. Funeral notice later. (handwritten on article Aug 14, 1936)
Mrs. Mary Antionette Horton, 77, widow of George W. Horton, late of 107 Canton Street. The body reposes in the Holly funeral home until Thursday where a prayer service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. Funeral service in the Disciples Church at 2:30 o’clock. The Rev. A. M. Laird will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, with the committal service by Elmira Rebekah Lodge, I.O.O.F. (handwritten on article 1933)
Austin E. Barnhart, 71, died at the family home near Pine City at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 10, 1936, after an illness of five weeks. He is survived by his wife, Anna, and one daughter, Mrs. Louise B. Bedrosian, Mansfield, Pa., a teacher at the Mansfield State Teachers College. The funeral will be at the family home near Pine City Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. the Rev. George W. Burroughs of Pine City, officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.
The funeral of Mrs. Charles Gould was held Monday afternoon at the home of her parents, 463 West Second Street. The Rev. John Richards officiated, assisted by the Rev. I. J. Shafer. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Gould was a graduate of the Horseheads High School and was a member of the First M. E. Church. (handwritten on article 1927)
Mrs. Beulah Elizabeth Gould, 29, of Chambers, N.Y. died in Elmira Thursday at 11 a.m. She is survived by her husband, Charles Gould of Chambers; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hannah, of 463 West Second Street; a sister, Mrs. H. Britchard, and a brother, Norman Hannah, both of Elmira.
The remains repose in the Ballard funeral home at Elmira Heights and will be removed this evening to 463 West Second Street. Funeral notice later. (handwritten on article Sept 1, 1927)
BULLET HITS BATHER
Binghamton, July 6—(AP)—William McGraw was bathing near his home yesterday when a bullet carried part of his jaw away. It is believed a careless holiday "shooter" was to blame.
There was tumult in the city,
In the quaint old Quaker town,
And the streets were rife with people
Pacing restless up and down,--
People gathering at corners,
Where they whispered each to each,
And the sweat stood on their temples
With the earnestness of speech.
As the bleak Atlantic currents
Lash the wild Newfoundland shore,
So they beat against the State House,
So they surged against the door;
And the mingling of their voices
Made a harmony profound,
Till the quiet street of Chestnut
Was all turbulent with sound.
"Will they do it?" "Dare they do it?"
"Who is speaking?" "What’s the news?"
"What of Adams?" "What of Sherman?"
"Oh, god, grant they won’t refuse!"
"Make some way there!" "Let me nearer!"
"I am stifling!" "Stifle, then!
When a nation’s life’s at hazard
We’ve no time to think of men!"
So they beat against the portal
Man and woman, maid and child;
And the July sun in heaven
On the scene looked down and smiled;
The same sun that saw the Spartan
Shed his patriot blood in vain,
Now beheld the soul of freedom,
All unconquered, rise again.
See! See! The dense crowd quivers
Through all its lengthy line,
As the boy beside the portal
Looks forth to give the sign!
With his little hands uplifted,
Breezes dallying with his hair.
Hark! With deep, clear intonation,
Breaks his young voice on the air.
Hushed the people’s swelling murmur,
List the boy’s exultant cry!
"Ring!" he shouts, "Ring! Grandpa,
Ring! Oh, ring for Liberty!"
Quickly at the given signal
The bell-man lifts his hand,
Forth he sends the good news, making
Iron music through the land.
How they shouted! What rejoicing!
How the old bell shook the air,
Till the clang of freedom ruffled
The calmly gliding Delaware!
How the bonfires and the torches
Lighted up the night’s repose
And from the flames like fable Phoenix,
Our glorious Liberty arose!
The old State House bell is silent,
Hushed is now its clamorous tongue;
But the spirit it awakened
Still is living,--ever young;
And when we greet the smiling sunlight
On the Fourth of each July,
We will ne’er forget the bell-man
Who betwixt the earth and sky
Rung out loudly, "Independence";
Which, please God, shall never die!
William H. Brewer, 44, late of Shortsville, Pa., died at the family home Thursday at 5:30 p.m. He is survived by his widow; two sons, Wilbur and Herman; his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Brewer, 312 Madison Avenue, Elmira, and a brother Jerome of Mosherville, Pa. Funeral announcement will be made later.
William H. Brewer, 44, late of Shortsville, Pa., died at the family home Thursday at 5:30 p.m. The funeral was held at the Holly funeral home today at 1 p.m. The Rev. Leonard Bashford of Troy officiated. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, Troy.(handwritten on article Mar 15, 1934)
The Rev. Horace E. Barnes, a former pastor of the Free Methodist Church in Elmira and Elmira Heights, died at the family home at Rose, N.Y. of a heart seizure. Mr. Barnes recently had retired from the active work after 32 years in the Free Methodist ministry. The Rev. Mr. Barnes first served in the ministry at Tioga, Pa., and later held pastorates at Weedsport, Rose, Alton, Chittenango, Rome, Elmira and more recently the Free Methodist Church at East Williamson for four years. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Harriet Sheldon Barnes; a daughter, Mrs. Vernon J. Fox of Canastota; 10 grandchildren, a great-grandchild; a half-brother, Clarence Barnes of Syracuse and a half-sister, Mrs. Anna Broadwell of Fulton. Funeral Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Rose Free Methodist Church with the Rev. John G. Hesler of Fulton officiating. Burial in the New Haven, N.Y. Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Casad Ayers died Tuesday afternoon at 2:20 o’clock, at the home of his son, Selaer E. Ayers, 807 Winsor Avenue, aged eighty years.He is survived by two sons, James D. and Selaer E. Ayers; five grandchildren. He had been a resident of Elmira for 48 years, and had been a meat cutter many years. He was a member of the Westside Methodist Church. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at 807 Winsor Avenue. The Rev. D. W. Baylis will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. (handwritten on article Oct. 4, 1927)
Mrs. Ruth Baker died this morning at 6:30 o’clock at the family home in Wellsburg, aged seventy-five years. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. John Haynes and a son, Orville, both of Wellsburg; a sister, Mrs. Frank Pitsley of Elmira. The funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Wellsburg M. E. Church. The Rev. Mr. Rooney of Dundee will officiate. Burial in the Mountain View cemetery at Wellsburg. (handwritten on article Feb. 9, 1925)
George W. Sornberger, a former resident at 605 Reynolds Street, Elmira, died Saturday, February 8 at Danville, Va. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. J. J. Clark of Danville, Va., Miss Mara Sornberger and Miss Grace Sornberger of New York City, and a grandson Jesse J. Clark, Jr. Mrs. Sornberger died fifteen months ago. Mr. Sornberger was born in Cannonsville, N. Y., October 16, 1859. When 21 years old he came with his family to a farm at Seeley Creek, where he resided until 1915, when he removed to Elmira to live. During the past five years he has made his home with his daughter at 308 Marshall Terrace, Danville, Va., where he made many friends. Mr. Sornberger was a member of Ivy Lodge, F. and A.M. of Elmira, a life member of Cashmere Grotto and also of the I. O. O. F. Funeral services were conducted from his late residence on February 10 with burial in Highland Burial Park, Danville, Va.
Waverly, April 25—Waverly Baptist Church Congregation was given an unpleasant surprise Sunday when the pastor, the Rev. Walter H. Dallman, presented his resignation to take effect May 15. Mr. Dallman came to Waverly eight years ago succeeding the Rev. John Essington Miles now of Syracuse. Mr. Dallman has accepted the pastorate of the Baptist Church at Union City, Pa., which he will assume May 15. The Rev. and Mrs. Dallman have made many warm friends in Waverly who will regret their decision to leave this village. Mr. Dallman came to Waverly from Harrisburg, Pa., eight years ago this coming May 1. His resignation is to take effect on May 14, and the next day he is scheduled to have charge of his first services at Union City, which is located between Corey and Erie, pa. A business meeting of the congregation of the Baptist Church will be called within a short time at which time the resignation will be acted upon, and a pulpit committee named.
Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Andrews of 531 Decker Avenue announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Irene Andres, to Maurice Stone of 218 South Avenue, which took place Tuesday, Apr. 27 at the parsonage of the Southport Presbyterian Church. Miss Grace Conklin, Ralph White and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Stone were the attendants.
Mrs. Adrian Miller died Sunday afternoon at 6:30 at the hospital in Elmira. She had been in ill health for some time but her death came very suddenly. She is survived by her husband, two children, Mrs. Shirley Garrison of Jobs Corners and Mrs. Ernest Kelley of Pine City, N.Y. and five grandchildren. She was a member of the Seeley Creek Grange. The funeral will be announced later.
Adelbert R. Garrison, 75, died this morning at 6 o’clock at the family home on upper Lake Street. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Malvina Garrison, a daughter, Ona at home; two sons, Vernon F. at home; Roy A. of Riverside, Calif. Mr. Garrison was a member of the South Presbyterian Church. The remains repose in the Vunk funeral home at Elmira Heights, and will be removed to the family home Wednesday. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the family home. The Rev. I. J. Shafer will officiate.
LIVEST TO TELL TALE OF RECENT ACCIDENT
Edsall J. Hammond, 40 years old of 627 Windsor Avenue, a fireman employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad, who was injured in Penn Yan several months ago, and is now slowly recovering at the Rochester General Hospital.
Mr. Hammond’s accident occurred at 11:15 p.m. on June 11th, when the train on which he was firing, was pulling into Penn Yan. Mr. Hammond leaned out of the gangway between the engine and tender looking for orders, not realizing how close he was to a string of freight cars standing on a siding, and was knocked from the engine to the ground. After the train was stopped he was picked up and rushed to the Penn Yan Hospital, where it was found that he had received a broken neck, a broken collar-bone, his shoulder smashed, the ligaments of his arm torn, his hand broken, and several minor bruises with a "thousand to one" chance of recovery. It was 48 hours after the accident before Mr. Hammond regained consciousness.
TAKEN TO ROCHESTER
On July 13 Mr. Hammond was removed to the Rochester General Hospital at the direction of Dr. Ralph R. Fitch, who now has charge of the case. Mr. Hammond is wearing the second of three plaster paris casts which he has been obliged to wear since the accident, keeping his arm in an upright position. He is now wearing a specially constructed steel frame. At the hospital it is said that he is coming along remarkably well, although it will probably be a long time before he will be able to use his arm.
Mr. Hammond’s grit and wonderful disposition have helped a great deal in his rapid progress. He is now able to walk about the hospital ward, and although a perfect stranger in Rochester, he has made a host of friends about the hospital. Mr. Hammond has been employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad for the past seven years and was to have been promoted to the position of engineer the week that the accident happened.
The City Council stood for a minute in silence Monday night to honor the memory of Athel D. Merrill, business man and former Councilman, who died Monday morning.
On motion of Councilman J. Arthur Mann, the Council ordered drafting of a memorial resolution. Mayor Beers also paid respect to Mr. Merrill. Recalling that he resigned from the first Plan C Council, the Mayor said;
"When he resigned the Council lost an able and conscientious member. When he died, the city lost a leading business man."
Mr. Merrill was termed by prominent Elmirans as one of the noble and courageous leaders of the city.
Arthur B. Sliter, Association of Commerce president, said:
"I am deeply touched and grieved over the loss of A. D. Merrill. As a member of the Board of Directors and chairman of the convention committee, Mr. Merrill has been one of my best and closest advisers. I shall miss him keenly, a circumstance which I know will be shared by every member of the Association of Commerce."
Elmer J. Hoffman, president of the retail division of the Association, in which Mr. Merrill was active, said:
"I feel very badly over he death of Athel D. Merrill. I have worked with Mr. Merrill on many committees and I know that he is going to be sorely missed in Elmira because of his indomitable spirit and his untiring efforts for the citizens of this city. His many accomplishments will stand as a lasting monument to his memory."
The funeral will be held from the family home, 521 W. First St., Wednesday at 9 a.m. and at St. Mary’s Church at 10 a.m.
Honorary pall bearers will be: Joseph F. Hart , S. F. Iszard, Thomas A. Malone, Carl J. Moss, Harry Y. Iszard, John T. Mailey, Burt J. Gosper, William A. Shaffer, Moses B. Carroll, Cornelius O’Dea, Wesley O. Crew.
The active pall bearers will be: Harry J. Lagonegro, Arthur H. Burt, L. W. Hastings, George F. Fean, George W. Brooks, Cornelius J. Milliken, J. Earl Bateman, J. Raymond Shoemaker.
Miss Grace Winifred Sornberger, 40, of New York, a former Elmiran, was killed Wednesday night in New York City when hit by an automobile driven by Thomas G. Scheider, also of New York. The Associated Press said Miss Sornberger was hit by the Scheider car while crossing a street. Arrested on a charge of vehicular homicide,Scheider was released on bail furnished by his father, J. Conrad Scheider, a life insurance company official. He was to appear Thursday in Homicide Court.A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Sornberger, Miss Sornberger formerly resided at 605 Reynolds St. She was graduated from the Elmira Free Academy and the Clifton Springs Sanitarium. For several years she and a sister, Miss Mara Sornberger, had been practicing nurses in New York City. Survivors also include another sister, Mrs. Dora Clark of Danville, Va., to whose home the body will be taken, and a nephew, Jesse Clark, Jr.
Mrs. Leona Ten Eyck Calkins, 27, died unexpectedly this morning, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1936, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Ten Eyck, at Lambs Creek, Pa. The family formerly on Claremont Avenue in Elmira and recently removed to a location near Troy, Pa. The parents also were former residents of Elmira. Mrs. Calkins is survived by her husband, John Calkins; four sons, Gale, John, Jr., Gerald and Roger, a daughter, Marlene; the parents Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Ten Eyck of Lambs Creek, Pa. Funeral notice later.
Mrs. Sarah Dickinson, a resident of Millerton, Pa., died Monday, Feb. 3, 1936 in Rochester. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Clum of Rochester; four sons, Roy E. of Pittsburgh, Pa., Lynn of Mount Vernon, O., Ralph W. of Ithaca, Carlton of Auburn; a brother Chester Stewart of Buffalo; 14 grandchildren, four great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held in the Millerton M. E. Church Wednesday at 2 p.m.. Burial will be private.
The funeral of Wilson B. Niles, held Friday afternoon at his home at Lawrence Corners, was one of the largest attended home funerals ever held in this vicinity. Friends filled the home and stood on the porch and lawn during the service, which was conducted by Rev. Orey Crippen, of Tioga. The profusion of beautiful floral offerings bore mute tribute to the esteem in which Mr. Niles was held.
Mr. Niles was active in civic affairs of his community and held several important offices. He was school director of Rutland Township for 18 years, supervisor for six years, and a director of the Tioga County Grange Mutual Fire Insurance Company and held various offices in Tioga Valley Grange, of which he was a member for many years.
Besides his widow, Mrs. Anna Smith Niles, he is survived by a daughters, Mrs. Clarence Brown, two granddaughters, Mrs. L. D. Jones and Mrs. Arlene McClure; a grandson, Carl Brown; two great-grandsons Larry Roe and Bryce Larue Jones, all of Rutland; one sister, Mrs. Lamont Wood of Elmira; four brothers, Floyd and Nathan Niles of Mansfield; Ed Niles of Newberry, Mich., and Verne Niles Manistique, Mich., and two half-brothers Russell Niles, of Lambs Creek, and Samuel Niles, of Elmira.(handwritten on article Apr 17, 1936)
Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Frances Benson, widow of the late John Benson, of Mansfield, which occurred February 4, at Redmond, Wash. Interment was at Redmond.
Mrs. Benson made her home in Mansfield for many years, until the death of Mr. Benson a few years ago. Following his death, she spent some time with relatives in Rutland, later going to Redmond, where she made her home with her niece, Mrs. Elmer E. Gilbert.
She was a member of the Mansfield Methodist Church and was active in its various organizations. She was a devout Christian and will be remembered by her Mansfield friends as a good neighbor, who was always ready to help those in need.(handwritten on article Feb. 5, 1930)
Mrs. S. E. Leonard died Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. E. Spoon at Galeton, Pa. Mrs. S. Elizabeth Scott Leonard was born Oct. 8, 1861 at Wells, Bradford County, Pa., and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Newcomb Scott. In 1869 she moved to Tioga County with her parents, where she resided until her marriage to Curtis Leonard in 1882. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard made their home in Elmira for many years, removing to Galeton in 1895 where she had since resided.
Mrs. Leonard is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Blanche Spoon of Galeton, Pa., Mrs. Clara Mengee of Ansonia, Mrs. Norma Neff of Rochester and the following brothers and sisters; John H. Scott of Upton, Mass., David H. of Seeley Creek, N.Y., Charles L. of Elmira, J. R. and Harold of Daggett, Mrs. M. S. Bradley and Miss Harriet Scott of Springfield, Mass. The funeral was held Thursday and burial was in the Daggett, Pa., Cemetery. (handwritten on article Mar. 29, 1927)
Towanda, Jan. 8—funeral services for Judge Adelbert C. Fanning, who died Sunday night, Jan 8, 1935, will be held this afternoon.
There will be a private prayer service at the home, following which the body will be taken to the Methodist Church to lie in state from 1 to 2 p.m. During that time friends may pay their respects at the bier. At 2 p.m. the funeral will be conducted by the Rev. W. M. Hydon. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy.
Willis Friends died this morning at 8:15 o’clock at the family home, 217 Dewitt Avenue, after an extended illness, aged sixty-six years. He was a former resident of Millerton, Pa. and for many years was employed as a salesman of wagons and farming implements in this city. Mr. Friends was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Massasoit Tribe I. O. of R. M. The decedent is survived by his widow, a daughter, Mrs. George R. Heminway; four grandsons, Martin Friends, Jr., George W. , James E. and Martin T. Hemingway all of Elmira; four brothers, George, Henry, Jay and Samuel Friends; also a sister, Mrs. Emeline White; a brother-in-law John Signor, all of Millerton, Pa. The funeral will be held at the family home, Friday at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Hugh C. Burr will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.
The marriage of Velma Cora Garrison of Morrow Street and Cedric Martin Grover of Wellsburg was solemnized this morning at 11 o’clock in the parsonage of Centernary Church. The Rev. C. G. McConnell, pastor of the church, performed the ceremony. The couple was attended by Janice Hughey and Gerald Nouross. The bride’s mother, Mrs. Burk Garrison and the bridegroom’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gruver also witnessed the ceremony. The couple will reside in Buffalo.
At 4 p.m. Saturday in the North Presbyterian Church, Miss Zerl Woodena Haff, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Haff of Horseheads, R.D. 2, was married to John Francis Madden, son of Mrs. Arthur Woolfe, 914 College Ave. The church was decorated for the occasion with ferns and cut flowers.
The pastor, the Rev. W. H. Willits, performed the ceremony, and Mrs. Edward Arnold, organist, played the wedding music.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a bridal gown of white lace with an illusion veil fastened to a Juliet cap. She carried a bouquet of white roses and sweet peas with a gardenia in the center.
Miss Minnie Haff, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. Her gown was of rose chiffon, and with it she wore a white picture hat. She carried a bouquet of briarcliff roses.
Bridesmaids were Miss Eleanor Chaffee of Groton, N. Y.; Miss Mary Mountney of Syracuse; Miss Ada Preston and Miss Mary Evenden, both of Horseheads. They wore chiffon dresses in pastel shades, Miss Chaffee’s being peach, Miss Mountney’s pink, Miss Preston’s green and Miss Evenden’s yellow. They wore flower halos in their hair and carried bouquets of talisman, grand canary and token roses.
Edward J. Madden, the bridegroom’s brother was best man. Ushers included Lyle E. Haff, James Hein, Maxwell Easton and Harry Sagar.
The bride’s mother wore an afternoon gown of dusty pink crepe and a corsage of assorted flowers.
The bridegroom’s mother was dressed in powder blue crepe with a large blue felt hat. Her corsage was also of assorted flowers.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the home of the bridegroom’s mother. Later, Mr. and Mrs. Madden left by motor for a trip through New England states. The bride’s going-away outfit was a white knitted sports suit, with white hat. Upon their return, the couple will live in Elmira.
Mrs. Madden attended Breesport High School and was graduated from the Horsehead’s Training Class and from Cortland Normal School. She is a teacher.
Mr. Madden is a graduate of Elmira Schools and of the Elmira School of Religious Education. He is employed as recreational director for the city of Elmira. (handwritten on article July 23, 1938)
Justice James P. Hill has granted an interlocutory decree of divorce in the case of Helen M. Garrison against Burke E. Garrison. The case was heard during a recent motion term in Supreme Court held in this city. (handwritten on article Jan 16, 1926)
Pastor of Southside Baptist Church for Ten Years Becomes District Director After December 30.
At the morning service at the Southside Baptist Church Sunday the Rev. Delos E. Abrams presented his resignation as pastor of the church. The resignation will become effective Sunday, December 30.
Mr. Abrams came to Elmira from Carthage March 1, 1913, and has had a very successful pastorate of nearly eleven years. He has held a high position among the pastors of Elmira and the Ministerial Association, by whom he is respected. In his church work Mr. Abrams has proved a leader and a pastor of ability.
The resignation was presented to enable the Mr. Abrams to assume the position as a district director of religious work, having general supervision of the Baptist Churches in the smaller town of four associations under the auspices of the Baptist Missionary Convention of the State of New York. The association in the district will include the Chemung River Association; the Cortland County Association; the Chenango County Association and the Broome and Tioga Associations. While it is not definitely settled, it is probable that Mr. Abrams will have his residence and headquarters at Binghamton, which is the most central location in the district.
In his new work, which is an important promotion over the pastoral work, the Rev. Abrams will oversee the religious work of the smaller churches of the district. In any of the societies where the work is retarded, he will give personal attendance and enthuse new life into the society to bring it up to the standard as set by the state convention.
The many friends of the Rev. Mr. Abrams and his family, while they regret their removal from Elmira, are pleased in the advancement of the Rev. Mr. Abrams, who is ably fitted for the district supervision.
The funeral of Mrs. George B. Bower will be held at the family home, 808 Maple Avenue, Wednesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. M. L. Hallock will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Eli Pittman. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Mrs. Bower had been one of the most active workers in the Riverside Methodist Episcopal Church many years. She was identified in the work of nearly every department of the church work, in which she gave her sole interest. She had been the teacher of a large Bible class, devoted to young women of the parish; also the president of the Y.W.F.M.S.; an active worker in the W.H.M.S. and the W.F.M.S. of Riverside Church. Mrs. Bower also was identified in the activities of the Outlook Sunshine Society and the W.C.T.U.
She was of an unselfish character and strived to identify her christian faith with a practical application, through her work for others. Her home life was pleasing and the close devotion to her friends and neighbors won her the respect of many friends. Her activities in the community will be greatly missed. (handwritten on article Jan. 19, 1927)
Mansfield, July 24—Mrs. Frances Nash Ballard died at her home on St. James Street Monday at 7:15 a.m., following an extended illness. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the home, the Rev. D. W. Bailis, pastor of the Methodist Church officiating. Interment was in the cemetery at Mainesburg.
Mrs. Ballard was born at Sylvania Jan. 30, 1861, the daughter of James and Jane Tabor Nash. In 1887 she married Adelbert D. Ballard, who died several years ago. She has always made her home in this vicinity and for the past 15 years has resided in Mansfield.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Julia R. Jones of Mansfield, Mrs. Mate Smith of Troy and Ruby at home; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. (handwritten on article July 4, 1930)
The remains of Adelbert R. Garrison repose in the Vunk funeral home at Elmira Heights and will be removed to the family home on Upper Lake Street Wednesday. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the family home. The Rev. I. J. Shafer will officiate. Mrs. Floyd Haverly of Covington, Pa., is a sister of Mr. Garrison.
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