Tri County Clippings- Page Two Hundred Thirteen
|These obituaries are presented in scrapbook order. I can't think of a better way of understanding a community than by reading a clipping scrapbook. If Date and Newspaper name are missing from the clipping, we do not have it. We exclude no known information.|
Charlotte was the eldest daughter of Vine Baldwin. She left two daughters, Sarah Ann, age 12 and Elizabeth Rosetta, age 10 and a son, George W. age about 5 when she died in childbirth in 1840.
From the Wellsboro Advertiser, 9 May, 1840:
The subject of this obituary notice, Mrs. CHARLOTTE, wife of Gen. George Kress, died on the 5th inst. at the residence of her husband, in Delmar, Tioga county, Pennsylvania, of Puerperal Convulsions, after a short but painful illness of twenty-four hours, in the 31st year of her age. She left a devoted but disconsolate husband and three children, two daughters and a son of tender years, to mourn the early loss of a most amiable and affectionate wife, and a loving and tender mother. But they mourn not as those without hope; her guileless spirit rests in Heaven. They have indeed all the consolations which a life devoted to god, and death in Christ, can give in memory of the departed Consort and Mother. And though she can no more return to cheer and bless and hallow their home, yet Faith inspires the undying conviction that in her, "Father’s house are many mansions" reserved for those who put their trust in Him; and that where she is, there may they be also. And that though sorrow may now reign in their hearts, and tears of grief and anguish bedew the grave of their friend, and mother, yet the period will be short—and when they shall have joined her in that pure upper world "Where no lowering clouds obscure the sky" There grief and tears will be changed to joy and gladdess (sic); and their happiness be like a peaceful river flowing from an ocean shoreless and unfathomable. Her funeral was attended on Friday, the 8th inst. by numerous relatives and friends. All hearts seemed deeply affected by the bereavement of the family, and the irreparable loss to society of one of its most valuable members;– no one could refrain from mourning with the afflicted family. And while they gathered around to look for the last time upon the remains of their departed friend, it was indeed "A lecture silent but of sovereign power" Nature spoke in her own language–none was ashamed to weep.
An appropriate discourse was delivered by the Rev. S. E. Shepard, from the 15th chapter of 1st Corinthians; the body having been consigned to the grave to remain until Death, the last enemy, shall be destroyed. Then, in the language of the scripture above mentioned: "This corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality."
May 9th, 1840
(P.S. Joyce---I notice that you have General George, whose 3rd wife
Canzonette Spencer was a relative of yours [Wrong- Not all persons who
show up on ths site or in my own Sullivan-Rutland Genealogy Project are
related to me - Joyce M. Tice] , married to the unknown Lucinda bef. 1832.
Obviously, since wife #1 died in 1840, this is in error. I don't
know the story about the sad little marker to "Martha Kress, 1834, age
1 yr. D/o Lucinda Kress" in Wellsboro cemetery, but have to think it was
a stonecutters error and the date should have been 1844. I've
wondered about the rather odd wording, too. "daughter of Lucinda" rather
than "daughter of George and Lucinda". One of the mysteries we'll
probably never solve.
Rochester, Monroe, NY
Democrat & Chronicle
Tue Nov 20, 1917
MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED
Permits Granted to Applicants at City Clerk's Office
Marriage licenses were issued on Saturday and yesterday from the office of the city clerk to the following persons: Homer A. HUFFMAN, Horseheads, and Gladys M. WILLSEY, No. 66 Fauter street.
CLAPSTICK -- MINWELL
Churchville, Nov. 22 - Miss Nellie MINWELL, of Elmira, and William CAPSTICK, of Erie, Pa., were married Monday by Rev. Len WILLIAMS, of
Elmira. They were attended by Miss Fanny VAN NESS, and Frank MARELL, both of Elmira. They came to Churchville on their wedding journey, where a
reception was held yesterday by the bride's sister, Mrs. Benjamin SMITH. The bride received many beautiful gifts of cut glass and silver. The couple will continue on their wedding journey from here to Lancaster, where a reception will be given by the bridegroom's sister, Mrs. G. J. KREHL.
submitted by Pat Wainwright with permission of Glenda Subyak
I received copies of these Advertiser pages from the Steele Memorial Library. This is my great-grandfather.
Elmira Daily Advertiser
January 27, 1890
Death of Henry Roberts. Henry Roberts, a well-known and popular gentleman, a blacksmith by trade, died last night at his residence, 159 Orchard street, at the advanced age of seventy-eight years. His death will be a matter of deep regret to many friends. The notice of funeral will be given hereafter.
Elmira Daily Advertiser
January 28, 1890
Funeral of Henry Roberts. The funeral of Henry Roberts will occur from the residence, 159 Orchard street, to-day at 3 p.m.
Elmira Daily Advertiser
January 29, 1890
Card of Thanks. Mrs. H. S. Roberts and family wish to thank their friends and neighbors for their many kindnesses to them in their sad bereavement; also to thank the quartet for music and many for beautiful floral offerings.
Kathy Judge Nemaric
They are all from the Elmira Daily Advertiser.
Jan. 27, 1890
Talk of an Extra Court
An extraordinary term of court is talked of for the trial of Mrs. Eilenberger. Why such haste? It was never meted out to any other prisoner, not even ex-Captain Root.
Returned From the East
Professor Dickinson returned Saturday from his lecture tour in New England, which was very successful. He gave illustrated musical lectures in Boston, Springfield and at Smith college, Northampton.
Murder at Canandaigua
Canandaigua, NY. Jan. 26 [SPECIAL] Between 12 and 1 o'clock this morning Frank Fish; a notorious character, killed John Cullinane, an industrious young man. The murder was committed by one blow with a cigar box opener after a trivial quarrel. Fishe's brother was the only witness of the deed.
January 28, 1890
Will Retain the Lawyers
A so-called medium has acquitted Mrs. Eilenberger of shooting Edwards. It is surmised, however, that the prisoner will not discharge the two criminal lawyers she has employed to save her life.
No Extraordinary Term
District Attorney Edgar Denton is opposed to the proposed extraordinary term of court proposed for the trial of Mrs. Eilenberger. It is probably, therefore, that the governor will not order it held.
January 29, 1890
Patriotic Order Sons of America
All persons who were elected officers and all others who have signed the application, and all young and middle aged men who wish to join a patriotic order, may be present Wednesday evening, January 29, 1890, at knights of honor hall and listen to the objects of the order as explained by Mr. Stoner of Philadelphia, Pa. The camp will be instituted and officers installed and all persons who wish to join can do so. In addition to the persons who will accompany Mr. Stoner from Philadelphia, a delegation from Scranton, Pa. also from Hornellsville, N.Y., and camp number 272 of Sayre, Pa., will be present.
BRISTOL - GALLUP - At 414 William St., Jan. 28, 1890, by Thos. K. Beecher, Prof. Charles L. Bristol of the University of South Dakota to Ellen Gallup of Ledyard, Conn.
That is all! It makes me wonder what Mrs. Eilenberger did!!
On Tue, 13 Jan 2004 23:15:29 EST GSubyak@aol.com writes:
Rochester, Monroe, NY
Democrat & Chronicle
Wed Aug 27, 1930
YOUNG WOMEN REDS MAY BE FREED TODAY
Allsen HOLMES, 23, and Mabel HUSA, 20, girl communists
serving a sentence in the Monroe County Penitentiary on conviction of desecrating
American flag, expect to be free today.
Supreme Court Justice Eli PARSONIUS, sitting in Elmira, yesterday granted them right to appeal their case and ordered them released in $500
bail each pending argument of the appeal before Chemung County Judge Bertram
L. NEWMAN in Elmira. The time was not set.
Following granting of the appeal, Bertram T. BAKER, attorney retained by the International Labor Lefense[sic] to represent the girls, came to
Rochester and obtained their signatures to bail bonds.
It is possible that there may be some slight delay because of a technicality. When the bonds were signed yesterday in the presence of a notary public, it was impossible because of the lateness of the hour to obtain a certification from County Clerk John H. LAW that the notary was fully authorized.
This technicality is not always insisted on but it is believed that even if the judge should ask that it be carried out arrangements may be completed permitting release of the girls by late afternoon. It will be necessary for the judge to review the bonds and sign release papers before the penitentiary can give them up.
The appeal is from a three-months sentence imposed on the two girls by Justice of Peace William WESTBROOK of VanEtten, where the pair were
directors of a communist children's camp. It was charged that they refused to fly an American flag over the camp and that after one was placed there by non-members they tore it down and trampled on it.
Defense charges are that residents of VanEtten were so bitter that a fair trial was impossible. It was pointed out that fifteen deputy sheriffs and ten state troopers were needed to keep the crowd in check the night the girls were arrested. Meanwhile a big celebration is being planned for Sunday night in New York, when the Misses HOLMES and HUSA are scheduled to be speakers at a communist mass meeting. Attorney Manual D. GOLDMAN of this city said last night that he had interviewed the girls on behalf of the Civil Liberties Union; which had asked him to enter the case as their legal representative. He saidhe was not sure that he would take the case for the Union, but that if he does, he immediately will apply for a new trial and change of venue.
Monday, December 22, 1930
Canton Repository page 12
Cooley, Frank, 60 (SRGP 1490)of 1653 Henry ave SW, died Sunday night in the home after an illness of one week. He was born in Mansfield, Pennsylvania and had lived in Canton, Ohio for several years. He was a landscape gardener and a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Margaret Cooley; two daughters, Mrs. Ella Seese of Canton and Vera Smith of Dayton; two sons Ray and Daniel in the home. He also leaves a brother Clarence Cooley of Tioga, Pennsylvania and three sisters, Mrs. Flora Vance of Lambscreek, Pennsylvania, Mrs. Ida Penneyck and Mrs. Rose Sease of Corning, New York. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday at 2 PM at the Seesholtz Funeral Home in charge of Rev. R. H. Gleason. Burial will be in Westlawn Cemetery.
(His death certificate states he died of pnuemonia. He was the son of Jonas Cooley and Elizabeth LaPoint) His death certificate also shown he
was born in Canada. Is any one researching the Cooley family?
JAMES E. BEATY
Bath, Apr 4 - James E. BEATY, a former resident of this village, died at his home in Elmira yesterday, aged about 55 years. He was born and resided here until about thirty years ago, when he removed to Corning to enter the employ of the Fall Brook railroad. Later he moved to Elmira, where he was employed as a conductor on the Elmira, Cortland & Northern. He is survived by several brothers and sisters, together with his wife and several children who reside at Elmira.
Mrs. H. L. BULLOCK, of Elmira, state organizer of the W. C. T. U., spoke
in the interest of that organization in the Disciples Church at South
Butler Monday evening. A league was formed.
--Monday morning at 10 o'clock John A. JACKSON, of Horseheads, engineer of the canal steamer City of New York, that was taking on coal at Clyde, suddenly fell upon the deck of the boat and expired. He was about 50 years of age. His death was attributed to heart disease. The remains were taken to Ellenwood's morgue and Coroner Benjamin F. PECK, of Wolcott, was summoned. He decided that an inquest was unnecessary.
Frederick Manning Died at Buffalo
Osceola – Mr. and Mrs. Neil Manning were called to Buffalo Tuesday by the death of Mr. Manning’s father, Frederick A. Manning.
Mr. Manning, who was 75 years old, died at the Buffalo Hospital Monday, February 28, 1955 after an extended illness. Funeral services were held in Buffalo Wednesday, and Burial was made at Eldred, Penna.
Besides his n\son Neil, Mr. Manning’s survivors include another son, William, of Buffalo; three daughters, Mrs. Caroline House, and Mrs. Adella Gordon, both of Buffalo, and Mrs. Mary Peters of Woodhull; a brother George Manning of Rochester, NY.; two sisters, Mrs. Nell Snyder of Elkland and Mrs. Caroline Baldwin of Buffalo; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
(Mrs. Caroline House was Mr. Manning’s sister and Mrs. Caroline Baldwin was Mr. Manning’s daughter.) Kathy Sarber, granddaughter.
Touching Thanksgiving Story of Niles Valley Folk is told By Syracuse Newsman
The best Thanksgiving story to come to our attention this year, at least, concerns the Pennsylvania Division of the New York Central and occurred at Niles Valley in Tioga County some years ago during the time that Frank E. McCormack, formerly of Corning, was superintendent of the division.
The story appeared this week in the Syracuse Post Standard in a daily column written by a Syracuse columnist who uses the name of “Bertrande”. The folks in Niles Valley will particularly like this item as a number of Niles Valley folks are mentioned. Here it is:
A Memory of Thanksgiving
It was the day before Thanksgiving, 1912. As I stood and gazed out across the Pennsylvania hills, I cried in my foolish heart that there was no thankfulness within me.
We- Mollie, our three youngsters and I – lived at Niles Valley, a settlement in Tioga County, Pennsylvania, so small that it is unmapped. I had been working as a telegrapher for the New York Central near that point for a number of years. About two months previous to the date of which I write, the superintendent, longsuffering who he was, had finally bowed to fate, and told me more in sorrow than anger that I was no longer an employee. That’s the way it was in those days!
So, tomorrow was Thanksgiving! So, what! The money was almost gone; the credit was non-existent; I had no real lead for another job; grim winter was in the offing – and it looked like dismal times ahead for Mollie and me and the three little ones.
As I stood and watched the dark November clouds whisk across the sky, there came a hail from a neighbor’s house, and Sherlock Ferry sauntered over to announce:
“Hey, Bert! The wimmin asked me to get you into the church doings tonight. They’re putting on an entertainment an’ a good feed afterwards – so you don’t wanna miss it. Bring the misus an’ th’ kids an’ we’ll have some fun. You can give’em a recitation, crack a few stale jokes, an’ earn a good feed for th’ whole family!”
I wasn’t too enthusiastic about this; but I finally accepted and that evening we went over to the little church by the crossroads and really enjoyed ourselves. Mollie sang and I recited, the kids laughed and chatted - and the good Lord smiled on all of us.
On the way home, the dark mood came again, and any small spirit of thankfulness I had captured soon escaped. We entered the dark house and I touched a match to the oil lamp on the kitchen table.
But holy smoke! Was this our kitchen table? It was almost completely covered with the darndest lot of stuff you ever laid eyes on!
Squash, a big pumpkin, onions, cans of home-made mincemeat, cheese, sugar, butter, flour, pickles, apples, celery – and the good Lord knows what other varieties of eatables. As I backed away in amazement, I nearly fell over a bushel basket full of potatoes, and, as Mollie’s gaze wandered to the cook stove, she exclaimed:
“Look! That big roaster; that’s not mine – what’s in it? “
I took off the lid – and there it was. One of Sam McInroy’s biggest turkeys, all ready to slap into the oven.
Our good Niles Valley neighbors, Sam McInroy, the station agent; his brother, Bob; Mart Sampson, the Vance Wests, the Ferrises, storekeeper Charlie Davis and the rest had lured us away from home and then sneaked in and fixed things up to a fare-ye-well.
Bless those dear folks. Most of ‘em have taken the long trail too long since, but they’re all still enthroned in my heart, and they always were in Mollie’s until she wearied and the Master gave her rest.
Then to put a joyous climax to the whole evening, just as we were getting ready for bed, came a knock at the door and one of the McInroy youngsters handed in a telegram: “Resume work at Stokesdale Junction, third trick, tomorrow night. F. E. McCormack, Supt.”
Elburn A. Carr musician on the U.S. S. Colorado, sailing to Europe writes his parents of the voyage.
January 1st, 1924
Dear Mother and Dad and All;
I am going to start the new year right by writing to you, although I know you will not receive it for quite a while. There is a mail and passenger steamer sailing along with us but we cannot receive or post any mail until we get in England. We are some where off the coast of New Foundland, in the Grand Banks.
WE are about 950 or 1000 miles from New York. We have been having pretty good weather so far, but it is getting rougher all the time and we expect to run into a storm this afternoon or tonight. Quarters just sounded so will have to quit for a while.
Well I have found time to write some more. The ship is rolling so bad that I can hardly write. We ran into a fog and heavy seas yesterday morning which continued all day. We have lost both our wale boats in the sea, and also our flag last night. Every time the ship rolls we take tons of water on board. We have to stay below deck most of the time to keep from being washed over board. WE have set our clocks ahead three hours so far. Last night at 8 o’clock, we were in the middle of the “pond”. We will soon be in “Bally Old Blighty.”
I took some pictures of the rough water yesterday; they are a little dark as I did not have my shutters opened enough. Guess that is all for today. To be continued.
It is quite rough today, with a heavy wind. Some of the waves are blown over the top of our gun Turrets, and on over the other side of the ship, so you can imagine what kind of a wind it is. I was just up on deck trying to take some more pictures, but the water was flying so, I don’t think they will be much good.
The Chaplain is going to take a party of the boys from the ship on a trip every place we go. They are going on a three day trip to London, three day trip to Paris and a 48 hour trip to Rome. I cannot afford to take only one trip, so think I will go to Rome with them and shake hands with the Pope.
I would like to go to London as all of King Tut’s remains are in a museum there. Guess this is all for today. Expect to see land tomorrow, will finish up then. Well, just came from church, so will finish my letter as I want to get it in the first mail. The pictures I took Jan 2 were pretty good. I sold 72 of them already, and think I can sell more by going around the ship with them.
Well, we got paid today, I gave the Chaplain twenty bucks of mine, to keep for me, and that will leave some to spend over there.
There is nothing new to speak of only we are nearing our destination and expect to see land sometime today or tonight. We struck an 80 mile gale last night, it did not do much damage. It is blowing about a 60 mile today.
Will close for this time and write soon after we land.
Your loving son
Has Narrow Escape in Skirmish With Escaped Convict
A former Osceola boy, Chief of Police Elburn A. Carr, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Carr of Osceola, recently had a narrow escape when engaged in a gun battle with an escaped convict at Camp Hill, Pa. The following is an account of the skirmish.
Chief of Police E. A. Carr of Camp Hill, Pa., went to a house in Camp Hill to serve a warrant on an escaped convict from an Ohio Prison. Upon arriving at the house the Chief found the convict but he wanted to get his coat and made a get away by going out a front door. He left in a truck and was followed by the Chief who was driving a Ford car. The convict tried to wreck the car but could not do that, so he drove out on a dirt road. Carr got a man to drive his car so that he could shoot down the tires on the truck, but the truck collided with a rock and turned over on its side. The convict then used the truck for a barricade. Carr started up to the truck and was confronted with a gun and told to throw up his hands which he did not do.
Shots were fired, one bullet went through Carr’s lapel and another grazed his belt. The man that was driving for Carr was shot in the shoulder. He is an ex-soldier and is an employee of the State Revenue Department. The police car was a total wreck, being shot in many places.
The convict made his get-a-way at the time but was later captured. Elburn’s many friends here hope that he may always be as fortunate as he was this time if he has to fight with such troublesome characters.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Carr were pleasantly surprised Saturday evening when a company of friends and neighbors came to their home to help them celebrate their 33rd wedding anniversary. A very delightful evening was spent in playing cards and discussing old times. About 11 o’clock a delicious lunch was served to the following guests; Mr. and Mrs. Bert McCarthy and Granddaughter, Dawn Hallinan, Mrs. Simons, Mr., and Mrs. Lawrence Button, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Manning and granddaughter, Mary Lee Rose, Mrs. William Manning, and son , Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Doan and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Slocum, Mrs. Eula Margraff, Earl and Winifred Peters, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bollen, Miss Fannie Bollen, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Carr and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Neil Manning, Miss Winifred Carr, and the host and hostess. Mr. and Mrs. Carr received many beautiful and useful gifts.
Miller - Frederick Miller of Wellsboro, Pa died August 12, 1899 at Quincy, Mass. Age 27 years old. He was the son of Frederick and Juliet (Sticklin) Miller. Also surviving him is his wife Maude (Rhodes) Miller and two children Chester Miller and Lillian Miller. (Submitted by Eileen Newton)
Mrs. Irene L. Carpenter, 54, of 70 E. First St., Corning, Thursday, Feb. 9, 1956. She was a member of Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, Corning. Survived by Husband, Paul Carpenter; son Paul Eldred Carpenter of Corning: daughters, Mrs. Warren Stuart and Mrs. James Lawrence, both of Lindley; father, Arthur Hayes of Corning; foster daughter, Mrs. Wesley Perry, a missionary to Colombia, South America. Body at Carpenter Funeral Home, Corning, where friends may call today 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Sunday at 2 p.m., the Rev. R. J. Foster. Hope Cemetery Corning. (From Kathy Sarber)
Griffin H. Morse, 68, a lifelong resident of the Town of Lindley died Wednesday evening at his home in Presho, at 9:15. He had suffered an extended illness. The body was removed to the Mayer Funeral Home in Addison where friends may call today form 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 3:30 until 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held from there Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock with the Rev. Carl Grabb officiating. Burial will be in Addison Cemetery.Mr. Morse was born in the Town of Lindley, April 30, 1880, to Mary E. and Phillip Morse. He had spent his entire life in this vicinity, where he was engaged in farming. His marriage to Miss Edith B. Swan of Tuscarora took place January 24, 1906.
Besides his wife, he leaves three daughters; Mrs. Gordon Older of Presho, Mrs. Theodore Thompson and Mrs. Richard Hamilton of South Corning; two grandchildren, Anita and James Hamilton; a sister, Mrs. Minnie Stocum o 176 State Street; three brothers, William of Elmira; Willard and Sidney of Presho; and several nieces and nephews. (From Kathy Sarber)
Addison - The death of Mrs. Ida Scallin, mother of Mrs. Hazel Oakley of Addison occurred Sunday, January 11, at noon at the home of another daughter, Mrs. Ritner Hackett, 231 Steuben Street Painted Post, of a heart ailment.
Mrs. Scallin whose maiden name was Ida L. Brown, was born July 4, 1876, in De Ruyter, one of twin daughters of the late Timothy and Melvina Brown. She had resided in Osceola, Pa. for the greater part of her life, and the past three years, had divided her time in Addison and Painted Post with her two daughters. Although in failing health for the past few years, Mrs. Scallin was active. Her first marriage to the late William Chamberlain of Farmington, Pa., was solemnized December 12, 1900 and her second marriage to Charles Scallin of Elkland, Pa., took place November 11, 1927.
She was a member of the Methodist Church. She was one of a family of nine children, including five boys and four girls, all of whom are dead with the exception of her twin sister, Mrs. Ada Blaksley of Canandaigua.
Besides her two daughters, Mrs. Coakley of Addison and Mrs. Hackett of Painted Post, and her twin sister, Mrs. Blaksley she is survived by three grandchildren, Gordon and Lorraine Hackett of Painted Post and Delivan Rathbun of Addison; two nieces, Mrs. Gladys Brown, Vineland, N.J. and Mrs. Leah Baker of California. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment was made in the Addison Rural Cemetery (From Kathy Sarber)
Elkland, Pa. – Mrs. Alice Hunt of Elkland died at Wellsboro Tuesday evening at the age of 92. Born at Academy Corners June 13, 1861, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Caleb Short.She is survived by two daughters Mrs. C. Elwood of Addison and Mrs. Lena Elwood of Hammondsport and 30 grandchildren.The funeral will be held at the Kenyon Brothers Funeral Home here Saturday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Frank Russell will officiate and burial will be made in Addison Rural Cemetery. (From Kathy Sarber)
Thought you might like to add this to the Tioga County web site. Stacey has given me permission to post these pieces as long as her name and web site are included in the post. The little piece on this couple is at the bottom.
Garden Grove Express
Garden Grove, Iowa
Sept 7, 1893
Rev. W. S. FLANAGAN returned home Tuesday.
L. W. SULLIVAN started to Chicago Saturday afternoon.
Evron BRUCE returned home to Primrose, Iowa, last Friday.
Mrs. Amanda STONE of Wyoming, Ill. is visiting Mrs. S. METIER this week.
John MCKIBBEN and Union HANOVER started Saturday for the World's Fair.
Hon. Bryson BRUCE went to Des Moines Monday to attend the State Fair.
Thos. BOYCE and C. S. STEARNS were at Leon Monday and Tuesday as witnesses.
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. JORDAN, Allie and Otto started for the World's Fair Wednesday.
Mrs. Almira JUDD and Mabel returned home Thursday, after an extended visit to Michigan.
Mr. and Mrs. G. P. ARNOLD and Mr. and Mrs. T. B. DANIEL went to the state fair Tuesday.
Mrs. C. S. STEARNS and Miss Lizzie WILSON returned home from the World's Fair Monday afternoon.
L. H. NORTHRUP returned from Colorado Wednesday. He reports times there much harder there than here.
Miss Mary BEER came Monday from Chicago on a visit to her parents and friends who were very glad to see her.
I. N. MCPHERRIN's father is quite sick at Clarinda. He was out to see him the first of last week. At last reports he was some better.
Rev. DUFF of Lineville, has been visiting his brother, the Doctor, the past few days. He preached some very able sermons at the tabernacle.
Rev. BEER terminated his vacation by returning home from southwest Mo. Tuesday. He did not receive much benefit from his trip as he was sick part of the time he was gone.
Aaron ATEN started for Chicago Saturday in company with his two granddaughters, Clara and Stella. He will remain several weeks with his son Ed, and of course visit the World's Fair.
Major WEMPLE and family enjoyed very much a visit from his brother Mark, of Chicago, last week. Mr. Wemple is a traveling salesman for a Chicago house, and is like the Major, a very pleasant genial gentleman.
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. BARKHUFF, of Tingley, were here Friday to attend the funeral services of Mr. and Mrs. Frank CLINE's child. Walter reports business in his line, furniture, is good, besides plenty of carpenter work.
General and Mrs. COX of Tioga Co., Pa., came Friday on a visit to C. D. WHEELAND, who is a brother of Mrs. COX, and Mrs. W. T. WATERS a niece. They visited the World's Fair and extended their visit to friends here. The General was a brilliant officer in the late war. And although quite aged he is well preserved. We were glad to meet him.
Copied by Stacey McDowell Dietiker
April 30, 2004
These are not my relatives, but feel that someone may be interested in the information. It comes from the 1892 Portrait & Biographical Album of Genesee, Lapeer & Tuscola Counties, in Michigan. Chapman Bros.Colleen
DAVID C. WATTLES. We here present a life narrative of one of the prominent citizens of North Branch, who was born in Troy, Bradford County, Pa., February 9, 1821, and has now reached the age of a septuagenarian. Wattles Ferry, Conn., was the native place of his parents, John and Eliza (Cash) Wattles.
The father was by occupation a stone-layer and brickmason and the early home of the family was in the county where our subject was brought up. His was not a happy childhood and youth as he became an orphan by the death of his mother at the tender age of three years and when he was twelve years old he was bound out to a man who proved to be addicted to the use of liquor and the unhappy and abused boy ran away and found refuge in Chemung County, N. Y., where at the age of fourteen he found employment.
After spending a year or so there the youth determined to come West, but as he had no money he could not secure passage on a boat. With more than ordinary pluck and determination, he made up his mind to go on board the vessel ands take his chances, and as he fell into kind hands he was brought across to Detroit and having made his way on foot through the wilderness he came to Lapeer County in 1837.
This boy had received but slight schooling in the East and after coming to Michigan was able to attend school but thirty-three days when he was sixteen years old. For about seven years he continued working on farms and in 1844 purchased a piece of land. He enlisted in Detroit May 28, 1847 for the term of the War with Mexico, receiving his honorable discharge at Governor's Island, New York harbor August 13, 1848, after which he returned to Michigan.
Mr. Wattles was married February 5, 1851, to Mrs. Susan M. rood of Lapeer. After carrying on farming in what is now Lapeer City until 1854 he came to North Branch Township, where there were two bands of Indians living at the time. From 1869 to 1873 he lived in Lapeer and now has a fine place of four hundred acres on sections 9, 10, 15 and 16. It was in the fall of 1889 when he removed to the village of North Branch. Here he now makes his home although he still carries on farming. In Politics he is a Democrat and has been for a number of years, besides filling at one tine the office of Township Clerk.
John JOHNS died yesterday morning at St. Mary's Hospital, aged 78 years. He leaves one son, Frank, and three daughters, Mrs. Peter KIRCH, Mrs. Victor
GYSEL and Miss Julia JOHNS. The remains were taken to the home of Mrs. GYSEL No. 396 Hudson avenue.
Lewis BEEMER, youngest son of Mrs. M.V. BEEMER, died in New York Tuesday of pneumonia. The remains will be brought to Rochester for interment.
Ernest WALTHER died last night at his home, No. 453 North street, aged 8(6) years and 3 months. He leaves his wife and one sister, Mrs. Mary RELLIE.
Mary BARRY, wife of Arthur WEAVER, died last evening at the family residence, No. 290 Frost avenue.
Mrs. Saline ROBERTS died yesterday morning in this city. She leaves one son, Arthur, of Buffalo.
Assault Was Not Proved.
John READY, a well known East Side physician, was arraigned in police court yesterday on a charge of assault. He was discharged, the assault not being proved. Frederick N. WHITE, an agent for an Eastern drug house, recently called on the physician with samples of pepsin remedies. The agent annoyed the doctor and was ejected from the office.
May 5, 1904 page 3
WAS PROMINENT IN ABOLITION DAYS
Death at Livonia of Rev. A. H. Shurtleff--An Active Life.
Livonia, May 4--Last evening occurred the death of Rev.. A.H. SHURTLEFF, at the age of 78 years. With his family he has lived in this town for the past two years. Mr. SHURTLEFF was confined to his bed for the past five months and steadily grew weaker from the commencement.
He was born in East Bloomfield, January 23, 1826, and was early brought under religious influence. He was enrolled at the age of 16 in a revival held in Bristol, under the labors of Rev. Samuel PARKER, and joined the Methodist Church.
His education was obtained at the East Bloomfield Academy and Olivet Institute, of Olivet, Michigan. At Olivet he became imbued with anti-slavery and temperance principles which led him into many a battle.
He was married in 1850 to Julia A. PHINNEY, at Bristol, who died in 1883. Afterward he married Mary B. BARBER, daughter of Rev. W. A. BARBER, of Livonia. Besides his wife he leaves one son, Glen K. SHURTLEFF, general secretary of the Y.M.C.A., of Cleveland, O., and one daughter, Mrs. J. I. ARMSTRONG, of Livonia. The different appointments which he held are: Mansfield, Covington, and Troy, Pa., Watkins, Reading, Richmond, (didn't get the rest)
RESPECTED ELMIRAN DIES PROMINENT MANY YEARS
Frederick Hall Passes Away in Eighty-Seventh year-- Particularly Interested in Orphans Home Work-- Successful in Business Member of Well Known Firm of Hall Brothers Who Conducted a Book Store.
Frederick Hall died Monday afternoon at the family home 213 College Av. after an extended illness of several years duration. Mr. Hall reached the advanced age of eighty-seven years. For many years he was active in business and in the management of charitable work in Elmira. Mr. and Mrs. Hall were particularly interested in the Orphans Home many years, and there accomplished a great work. Mr. Hall was a high minded forceful man and exerted a great influence on the life of the city. He was unusually well educated and well read and at the same time deeply interested in everything that tended to promote the general welfare.
Mr. Hall was born at Ellington Conn. on Sept. 5, 1827 the son John Hall and Sophia Kingsbury Hall. His father John Hall was the founder at Ellington of the first college preparatory school in New England and Frederic Hall's earlier education was there obtained. He left home at the age of about twenty years, going first to Syracuse and spending several years in the employ of the American Express Co. He removed to Elmira in the late forties and soon thereafter entered the employ of his brother the late Francis Hall, who had established in 1842 a book store that was long and prominently identified with the Hall name, the business later being carried on by Frederick Hall in partnership with two other brothers, the late Robert A. Hall and Charles C. Hall.
The firm of Hall Brothers was first established on the south side of Water St. just west of Lake St. Bridge: and in 1870 the business was removed to the newly erected Hall Block on the north side of Water St., the construction of which was personally supervised by Frederic Hall. The book business has been carried on at this location since the retirement of the Hall Brothers under several firm names and is at present conducted by the McGreevy, Sleght, DeGraff Company.
Frederic Hall was a successful business man, due to his thorough reliability untiring energy and careful attention to details. He was always handicapped by delicate health, but accomplished results by the exercise of clear grit and perseverance.
Some years ago he retired from the active cares for business and devoted a large part of his time to charitable work. He was for many years the business adviser of the managers of the Southern Tier Orphans Home and was a member of the Board of Managers for the Arnot-Odgen Memorial Hospital from the time of its incorporation in 1888. Mr. Hall gave freely of his time and wise counsel to the work of both these charities.
Failing health and the infirmities of age finally compelled his retirement from all active work, and for the past few years he has lived quietly at home with little opportunity for mingling with his former associates. In 1861 Mr. Hall married Caroline Andrus Herrick of Ithaca, NY who died Oct. 22, 1907.
Mr. Hall was the last of a family of sixteen children and his only surviving relatives are nephews and nieces as follows: Grace Hall Farnham of Buffalo; Sophia Hall McKnight of Ellington; Harriet Delano Fowler, of Holyoke, Mass; Frank J. Delano of Los Angeles; William Delano of Murphysboro, MO; Frederic F. Hall and Edward Hall of Berkeley, Cal; Teresa Hall Brown Riverside, Cal; Marie Hall Derby of New York; Charles F. Hall and Julius R. Hall of Chicago; Francis Hall of Syracuse; Adelaide P. Hall, Carolyn A. Hall and Robert A. Hall Jr. of Elmira.
Funeral services will be held at the family home 213 College Av. Wednesday at 2 p.m. The burial will be in the family plot in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Frederic Hall, the tenth child of John and Sophia Kingsbury Hall, was born in Ellington, CT. Sept. 5, 1827. He was the last child of his mother, who survived him only two years, leaving her delicate boy largely to the care of his sisters for whom he ever cherished an almost filial love. Through his surprisingly lengthened life he has been vouchsafed the interest and affection of both brothers and sisters who through the second marriage of the father, numbered sixteen.
The new mother, Harriet Reed Hall, was tender and gentle with the youngest in her adopted family and the boy and she became warmly fond of each other. That the frail beautiful child lived attained into the stature of manhood and then out-lived all, to whom he had been given as brother and husband, is simple attestation of family love and care.
John Hall the father was an educated country gentleman who married a wife of property. Before the day of Horace Mann and secondary schools they established themselves well, raised their family and besides developed a home preparatory school for boys the school being known far and wide as a place of influence and right direction. Here, sons, teachers and men of learning gathered.
A tribute to those years now stands in the center of Ellington the Hall Memorial Library erected by the late Francis Hall and his executors. The home and work of Judge Hall left an impress upon his family. His son’s daughters went forth from Ellington to become known in their respective places as persons both cultured, practical.
The men, who did business under the name, Hall Brothers, long had part in the development and growth of Elmira, contributing to the best element of the city to which they went in their early life and to which they remained loyal. They were indeed, book-men, and before the days that are otherwise liked and enjoyed the selling of books, at the stand on Water Street. Those were the days of brotherly comradeship and they rounded out into years of untied interests. Finally, through removal, the firm dissolved, Frederick Hall entering into partnership with a younger man who had also grown up in the book business, Hosmer H Billings.
In 1861 Mr. Hall married Mrs. Caroline Andrus Herrick, the clear, bright mind, whom many remember. She was a daughter of William Andrus, whose name stood for much in Ithaca. It was little thought Mr. Hall could survive his wife as he did. She died October 22, 1907.
Mr. and Mrs. Hall’s home corner of Church and College Avenue, during long years was the scene of family joys and hospitality, and kindly beneficence. It was also the home of Francis Hall one of Elmira’s choice spirits. To this fireside came brothers and sister’s nephews and nieces all belonging to the houses of Andrus and of Hall. Many, many precious memories center there at 213 College Avenue. To the fatherless and to the unfortunate Mr. and Mrs. Hall were ever kind. More than one good cause has been strengthened by their help.
Since Mrs. Hall’s death, Mr. Hall being increasingly an invalid the home has been under the wise supervision of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin F. Church who came from their own pleasant home in East Orange, New Jersey, to assume the charge. When an orphan of three months the child of her beloved sister, Kate, Mr. Church was claimed by Mrs. Hall, and from that day, has been a son of the household. There is no doubt that the unflagging care given by Mr. and Mrs. Church has prolonged and blessed. Mr. Hall’s declining years. In doing this they have won the esteem and love of relatives surviving Mr. and Mrs. Hall.
Andrew Cowan died at his home near Breesport on Saturday after an illness dating from last August, due to paralysis. The deceased was 69 years of age, and had been married twice, the second wife and the following children by the first wife surviving: George of Elmira; Fred of Gloversville, Harry and Andrew at home; and Mrs. Fred Harrington of Elmira. He is also survived by two brothers--John of the town of Breesport, and Harry of Elmira Heights--also two sisters; Mrs. Arad Breese and Mrs. William Hilliker of Breesport. The funeral was held from the house Monday afternooon at 1 o'clock and from the Baptist church at (can't read) o'clock, the Rev. John Cairns of Elmira officiating. Van Busker Bros. of Horseheads had charge. Mr. Cowan was a prominent farmer and well known throughout the county.
Mrs. Mary K. Humphrey, Hale and Hearty, Observes Anniversary of Her Birth, With Few Friends--Four Generations Living.
Mrs. Mary K. Humphrey, of Erin, with a few friends,
celebrated her 90th birthday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H.J. Hawley
on Winsor Avenue July 11. There are four generations living;
Mrs. Hawley, her son, Dr. George M. Hawley; his daughters, Cecilia and
Harriet Hawley of Boston, Mass.
Mrs. Humphrey retains all her faculties and is a great reader. Winters she stays with her daughter in this city and summers she returns to her farm in Erin. She was born in Virgil, Cortland County, and came to Chemung County when a young girl. She was married to George H. Humphrey July 3, 1850. Mrs. Hawley was the only child. The chair she stands by in the picture is 150 years old, and has been in the Humphrey family five generations and is yet in perfect condition.
Mr. Humphrey was a soldier in the Civil War and served three years under General Burnside. He was a sergeant of Company C, 89th Regiment, N.Y.V. He was spared to come home very much broken down in health. His only brother died in a hospital in Newport News.His remains were brought home and laid in the family plot in Breesport.
Mr. Humphrey died 26 years ago. Mrs. Humphrey had five brothers, two brothers-in-law, and her husband in the war at one time. All were spared to return except one brother-in-law. She is the last surviving member of her family of eleven children. (From Ruth Olszowsky)
ASHLEY Listed on 07/25/04
Hannah (Jones) Age 94 of Chemung, NY, died on July 23, 2004 at her home.She was born on August 9, 1909, the daughter of the late Evan and Hannah (Elias) Jones. Hannah was a member of the Park Church of Elmira, a loving mother and grandmother, a member of the Eastern Star, serving as Past Matron and a member of the New York State Retired Teachers' Association. She received her Bachelors Degree at S.U.C. in Cortland and her Masters Degree at Elmira College. Hannah was a past president of the Southern Zone School Nurse Teachers' Association and a member of the Welsh-American Genealogical Society. Hannah is survived by her daughter, Rhonwen Gorton of Binghamton, NY; grandson, Ashley Gorton, of Binghamton, NY; nephew, Robert (Laura) Reidenbach; and very special friends, Walt and Edith Robbins. In addition to her parents, Hannah was preceded in death by her husband, Clark Ashley; son, John William; sisters, Rachael and Elizabeth; and brothers, John and Evan Jones. Family and friends are invited to the Roberts Funeral Home, 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY, on Monday, July 26, 2004 from 6 to 8 p.m. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 27, 2004 at 2 p.m. at the Chemung United Methodist Church with the Reverend William MacFarland officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Hannah's name be made either to the Waverly Free Library or to a charity of one's choice
three sisters, Mrs. Robert E. Wilson, Mrs. John J. Repp, Mrs. Roy Roland, all of NYC a brother Ray G. Lamoreaux of Miami, Fla.
May 8, 1927Ross Charles Lamoreaux, 52, of 1108 Lake Street, a salesman for the Barker, Rose & Clinton Company since 1892, died Wed. at 7 a.m. after an extended illness. He is survived by his widow; a daughter, Mrs. Thomas B. Carpenter of Elmira; three sons,George F., Lawrence R. and Frank W. all of Elmira; 5 grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Robert E. Wilson, Mrs. John J. Repp, Mrs. Roy Roland, all of NYC a brother Ray G. Lamoreaux of Miami, Fla.
ARTHUR L. CRITTENDEN
Arthur L. Crittenden, 69 of 30 West Water Street, Wellsboro, was pronounced dead on arrival at Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville, N.Y. Tuesday, June 20, 1972. Mr. Crittenden was visiting his son, Malcolm A., in Wellsville. He was a member of the Wellsboro United Methodist Church. Born March 20, 1903, in Whitesville, N. Y., he was a son of Arthur and Cora Perkins Crittenden. Mr. Crittenden was also a member of Odessa Lodge 317, F & AM and Wellsboro Royal Arch Chapter 194. Surviving besides his son in Wellsville, are his wife, the former Sara Dye; another son, Russell, of Andover, N. Y., a brother, earl, of Milton, and seven grandchildren. The funeral was help Saturday at Wildman’s, Whitesville. Burial was in Whiteville Rural Cemetery. The Rev. Wilbur Beers, of Hallsport Wesleyan Church, officiated.
PHILIP G. CROOKS
Philip G. Crooks, 76, of Endicott, formerly of Antrim, died Monday evening July 3, 1972, at Ideal Hospital in Endicott. He is survived by his wife, Elsie Crooks, Endicott; two sons, Philip E. of Horseheads and John of Endwell; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. James (Florence) Hatherill, and Mrs. Donald (Nina) Root, both of Wellsboro; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is a retired Endicott Johnson employee having worked for 44 years as foreman in the Upper Leather Factory. He was a member of the Endicott Johnson 30 Years Club. He is a veteran of World War I, First Division. He was a member of the American Legion Post 82. Burial was in Riverhurst Cemetery at Endicott.
Tractor Mishap Kills Westfield Man Instantly
Paul D. Crider, 27, of Westfield RD 2, was killed instantly last Wednesday at 10:45 a.m. in a tractor mishap which occurred 300 feet west of Twp. Route 332 according to Mansfield State Police. Tioga County Coroner Harry Williams pronounced Mr. Crider dear at the scene of a crushed chest. The incident occurred at the farm of Stanley Brubaker, Westfield RD 2 where Mr. Crider was employed. Police said Mr. Crider was dumping a load of stones over a steep embankment on the farm when the farm tractor and trailer slipped over the embankment ejecting Mr. Crider who landed in a creek bed. The tractor landed on Mr. Crider, pinning him underneath, police said. The Osceola Firemen’s Ambulance responded to the scene and transported the body to the Watkins Funeral Home in Westfield.