Historic Exhibit at Erin Attracts Large Gathering - The old historic
Austin Hill church built originally as a non-sectarian community project
in the early part of the nineteenth century, with hand hewn timbers and
seats built of virgin pine, welcomed 200 Erin residents Friday night as
participants in a local history project planned by the children of the
Park Hill school as a pioneer picnic supper.
A large pictorial map, done by the pupils in crayons on muslin, attracted much attention. Mrs. Archie Shinne-barger of Erin, who teaches the Erin 11 school, believes her pupils may be-come historians of real merit if they continue the fine interest in early days they have had since last year when their maps of school district, township, county and state won first premium at the county fair. The pupils are: Patricia Drake, Katherine Nurse, Meribah Drake, Robert Nurse, John Hollenbeck and Glenn Nurse.
That this school project appealed to the grown-ups of the community as well as the children was amply proven by their willingness to bring from their attics and trunks precious relics of Erin’s pioneer period to the Austin Hill church where all could appreciate and enjoy them: Relics were exhibited by Mr. and Mrs. Fred Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. Varnum McDowell, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fitz-gerald, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rick, Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Smith, Lawrence Van Vliete, Merritt Rosekrans, Wil-1iam Houck, Herbert Houck, Mr. and Mrs. Fenimore Rosekrans, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Drake, Mr. and Mrs. George Hollenbeck, Belle Munson, Francis Park, Mrs. Judd Hall, Wilson Rosekrans.
THE ORIGINAL “STATE ROAD.” (handwritten date 1942)
Interesting Letter Reminiscent of the Post office of that Name on Woolever Hill in Chemung County Half a Century Ago, and Where a Modern State Road Will Soon Be Built between Erin and Swartwood.
(Note from Claire Smith: The original letter was written by Byron T. Park. Someone, probably my grandmother Ada Park Rick wrote his name at the end of the article.)
[The following letter refers to a locality in which The ITHACAN has a number of readers, in the adjoin-ing county of Chemung. The items which we print regularly from “State Road and Vicinity” are from a locality in this county, this latter “State Road” form-ing the boundary line between the towns of Groton and Dryden, west of Peruville—Ed.)
EDIT0RS ITHACAN:—Paul Dunbar, the negro poet, wrote,—
“The old time’s gone,
The new time’s he-ah,
With all its fuss and feddabs”
In the matter of using the name, State Road, the “new time” seems to be here indeed. One very able corre-spondent for The ITHACAN writes from “State Road,” presumably located in Tompkins Co., N. Y. While this is permissible and perfectly proper under the new regime, it seems like an inno-vation to those of us of the older school who alone, perhaps, will be interested in this article.
The post office at State Road, N.Y., was established in 1854, and was in existence about twenty years. The only other ”State Road” in the United States, during most of that period, by authority of the P. O. department at Washington, was in Surry Co., N. C.
This post office was located midway between Erin and Swartwood, on the apex of “Woolever Hill,” deriving its name from the fact that one of the first settlers — about the year 1820 — was granted a warrant for fifty acres of land, for making a road (an ox-sled trail) for a distance of five miles through the wilderness from Erin to Swart-wood.
This wilderness was then a veritable “howling” one, through a “forest primeval.” The Poet-laureate, (for the occasion), at a family reunion, in the vicinity of old State Road, not many years since, told us that, —
“Nearly one hundred years have rolled away,
Since Rob Park’s ringing axe-blows fell,
As first he blazed, then cut, the State-road-way,
Down through this deep, dark forest dell”
And we were asked to imagine the forest dense, and the tree-tops so surcharged with corposant, that
“St. Elmo’s fire gleamed on his steel,”
while the slaughter of giants of the forest went on, and they fell, — we were told, — ”With thunderous peal” We think, however, that he probably shied around the larger ones. And further that, —
“Fierce howling wolf, and dark visaged In-dian fled.”
The town records show that on March 4, 1828, it was voted that: The sum of ten dollars bounty be paid for every wolf caught in the town of Erin. But the records show no offer of bounty for Indian scalps.
At the foot of the hill Jason P. Woolever, “a man, widely known in his generation, — hence the name, “Woolever Hill”. In the old abandoned farm-house, still standing there, and the log-house before it, just an even score of families — for a short time, — have lived. Standing within twelve, feet of the roadside, still in a rather dark dell, no other habitation within a mile, and yet, a main-travel1ed road between Ithaca and Elmira, it seems to remind one of Sam Walter Foss’s famous poem, —
“Let me live in a house by the side of the road,
Where the race of men go by;
The men who are good, and the men who are bad,
As good and as bad as I.”
The old state road should have had some little space in song or story, but seems to have passed “unwept unhonored and unsung;” as even in Towner’s history of Chemung County the, fact is not chronicled that at one time during the Civil War, every able bodied man, and every boy over six teen (excepting two) in the school dis-trict lying adjacent to State Road post office had gone to the battle front. The fact, too, that from one home near State Road, went to the war one, perhaps the only one, of all the hosts on either side, — who, in a skirmish, on seeing a rifleman aiming at his cap-tain, sprang before him and a moment later was lying dead at his captain’s feet, is still unrecorded in history.
Also, — though of lesser moment than much that might be said, — in a log-house alongside this road was born a son to the pioneer of State Road story, who commanded the western cavalry regiment, (4th Michigan), members of which captured Jefferson Davis.
The old State road is still here but the cabalistic marks and figures on posts, trees and fences, made by the State Engineer and his aides, attest that a modern “State road” will soon be on the trail, and the auto roll grace-fully where the ox sled once lumbered along, bearing as part of it’s burden, the pioneer road-cutter’s bride. There were no horses then in the locality and the bride (Theodosia Lake, before marriage) was brought from her borne at Scipio, N. Y., in the above mentioned manner. She lies buried in a western state, but the one who brought her up the blazed trail sleeps in the old burial ground near the “road” and in a place not unlike the one in Mrs. C. F. Alexander’s most beautiful of poems, where
“No man dug that sepulcher,’
For the angels of God upturned the sod,
And laid the dead man there.”
We do not intend to be sacrilegious when we say that in musing we are
re-minded very forcibly of the song and the day, when
“By Nebo’s lonely mountain,
Perchance the old bald eagle,
On gray Beth-peor’s height,
Looked on the wondrous sight.”
The farm house in which the old post office was located was standing not long since and the abbreviating letters “P.O” were discernable over the main entrance, but today it is “one with Ninevah and Tyre.” The men and boys who assembled on Saturday nights, (five to eleven o’clock) anxiously awaiting the arrival of the weekly mail, enroute from El-mira to Spencer, are nearly all gone. The writer was often one of the expectant throng awaiting the monthly installment of his “Child’s Paper,” published by the “American Tract Society,” which conveyed more real joy to the child, than does an armful daily dropped at the door of the man. How rough and how rugged the in-cline from the old to the new, with most, and yet withal, how gradual the transition!
(handwritten name: B. T. Park)
ERIN, N. Y., Jan, 16, 1912.
PARK REUNION, Erin, Aug. 25 — The 25th annual reunion of the Park family
was held Aug. 18, at the home of Mr., and Mrs. Varnum McDowell here. The
following were present from Miami, Okla., Chicago and various places in
this state: Jennie Park, Mr. and Mrs. Burr McDowell, Mr. and Mrs. Judson
Tupper, Mr. and Mrs. Burr Tupper, Barbara Tup-per, Billy Tupper, Mr. and
Mrs. Theo Tupper, Catherine Tupper, Mrs. Lola Neish; Margaret Neish, Mr.
and Mrs. Marco Park, Justin Park, Mr. and Mrs. Varnum Mc-Dowell, Lola McDowell,
Cyrus Mc-Dowell, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rose-krans, Albert Rosekrans, Frederica
Rosekrans, Arnold Rosekrans, Mrs. Ada Rick, Leslie Rick, Marie Rick, Mr.
and Mrs. Orin Park, Mr. and Mrs. Gus Bauer, Francis Bauer, Mr. Marshall
Drake, Floyd Drake. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Drake, Mr. arid Mrs. Herschel Park,
Allen Park, Phyllis Park, Ralph Park, Mr. and Mrs. Fennimore Rosekrans,
Mrs. Nellie Park, Florence Park, Tresla Park, Beulah Park.
James Blauvelt, Margarette Blauvelt, Marian Blauvelt, Vir-ginia Blauvelt, Mrs. Cameron Blau-velt, Kenneth Blauvelt, Velma
Blauvelt, Chauncey Hollenbeck, Bertha Hollenbeck, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Rosekrans, Eunice A. Rosekrans, Mr. and Mrs. Abram Rumsey, Dorothy Rumsey, Hilda Rumsey, Adrian Rumsey. Miss Myrtle Rumsey, Charlie Rumsey.
Mr. and Mrs. Alva Davis, Robert Davis, Archie Blauvelt, Mrs. Gladys Houghton, Fannie Gambee, Mr. Manley Park, Frances Park, Truman Park, Wilford Park, Edna Hubbard, Mrs. Mable Park, Theron Park, Clarence Park, Mr. C. E. Rosekrans, Mr. and Mrs. Merritt Rosekrans, Mr. and Mrs. ,Clayton Rosekrans, Robert. Rosekrans, Mrs. Leona Hummer, Ivan Hummer, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Houck, Charlie Houck, Gerald Houck, Wallace Hanson, Mrs. Nettle Hanson, the Rev, and Mrs. Henry Sears, Harriet Sears, Mrs. Jessie Garrison, Alice Thatcher, Alice Hines, Mr. E. T. Rosekrans. Clay-ton Vosburgh, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Bogardus, Mrs. Knapp, Edith Neish and Dexter Williams.
(Based on the invitations to the 36th and 38th reunions in 1938 and 1940, respectively, described on other pages of this scrapbook, this reunion probably occurred in 1927.)
Hardware Firm Member, Dead
George B. Seager, of 515 W. Gray St., a member of the hardware firm of Seager-Tetor & Lovejoy, died Sunday night after an illness of six weeks. He was 72.
Mr. Seager spent his earlier years in Erin, serving as postmas-ter for some time. He moved to Elmira 32 years ago to take em-ployment in the Barker, Rose and Clinton hardware. He remained with the firm until nine years ago when he and Hiram W. Tetor or-ganized the Seager-Tetor firm at 118 Lake St. A few years ago the firm became Seager-Tetor & Love-joy, Frank S. Lovejoy being the third partner.
Mr. Seager enjoyed the respect of a large clientel, being known as a man of rigid integrity and thorough knowledge of hardware.
He was a devoted member of Hedding Methodist Church. For, more than 40 years he had been a member of the Knights of Pythias, transferring to Dauntless Lodge, 81, when he came to Elmira. He was a former chancellor of the lodge and for more than 20 years had served as its master of ex-chequer.
The funeral will be held Wednes-day, with burial in Dryden, N. Y.
Reino Haynes, 23, of Van Etten, died at the home of his father, Oscar Haynes, Saturday, Jan. 27, 1940. He leaves his wife, his par-ents and one brother, Edward, at home. The body will be removed from the Arnold funeral home at Van Etten to the home of Oscar Haynes, where the funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Van Etten.
Ronald Thornton, 31, of Van Etten, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 1940, in an Elmira hospital. He leaves his parents; three brothers, Ken-neth of Newfield, Hubert of Van Etten and Claude of Van Etten; one sister, Mrs. Addison Done, of Newfield. The body was taken to the Arnold funeral home, Van Etten, and will be removed to the home of Harry Thornton at Van Etten where the funeral will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. Burial will be in Spencer.
LaMott O. Ennis died Saturday, Mar. 2, 1940, at 1 a.m. He was born in Erin Mar. 9, 1854, on the farm where he spent his entire life. He was a member of the Baptist Church of Erin. He leaves eight children as follows: Miles Ennis of Conewango Valley, Elijah Ennis of Breesport, Asher Ennis and Roger Ennis of Binghamton, Byron Ennis of Newark Valley, Mrs. Fred Olcott of Erin, Mrs. Teresa Cooper of Horseheads, Mrs. Edward Traynor of Erin, also 12 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral at family home, Erin, Tuesday at 2 p. m. Burial in Scottstown Ceme-tery.
Miss Madeline Blauvelt, 39, of Erin, died Wednesday, Aug. 2. 1939. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William N. Blauvelt, three brothers, Henry of Breesport and Mark and Elliott of Erin; three sisters, Mrs. Floyd Miller of Erin; Mrs. Rolland W. Spencer of Tully and Mrs. Cecile Nichols of Erin and by several nieces and nephews. The body is in the Hil-ton and Lingrin funeral home and will be removed to the family home Friday afternoon. The funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Erin Methodist Church. The Rev. Norman Campbell of Candor will officiate. Burial in Scotchtown Cemetery.
INJURED BATAVIAN DIED IN HOSPITAL - Infection Developing From Hurts
in Car Crash Fatal to T. B. Park, 28., HAD MENINGITIS OF BRAIN
Infection resulting from injuries suffered in an automobile accident Friday evening at 7 o’clock when his car went off the Elba road, 1½ miles from Batavia and crashed to a tree, caused the death at 10:05 o’clock last night in the Batavia Hospital of Theron B. Park, of No. 31 Columbia Avenue, manager of the Gordon Motor Parts, Inc., store at Nos. 8 and 10 Main street.
Mr. Park suffered fractures of the nose and cheekbones, severe lacerations of the forehead and the roof of the mouth, and bruises when he was thrown against the steering wheel of his car by the impact, his head going through the shatterproof windshield. The motor and radiator were driven back two feet and the frame of the car, 1936 Plymouth sedan, was broken in the middle.
Physicians said Mr. Park was making a recovery from the injuries when a sinus infection developed and caused meningitis of the brain. He had been in a critical condition since Sunday.
Mr. Park was born at Erin, Che-mung County, on May 19, 1909, a son of Mrs. Mabel Hubbard Park, and the late Clarke Park. He had resided in Batavia for the past six years and was a salesman for the Gordon Motor Parts Company until he was named manager two rears ago. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Judd Class of the Sunday School. Besides his mother, Mr. Park is survived by his wife, Mrs. Marion Wheeler Park; a son, Bruce Theron Park, four; and three brothers, Merwyn of Byron, Eldred of Elba and Clarence of Batavia.
Funeral services for Mr. Park will be held at the H. E. Turner and Company’s Mortuary Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, the Rev. George K. Warren, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Friends may call at the home un-til Thursday morning when the body will be taken to the mortuary. Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba.
Tractor Kills Farmer, Clark W. Park Former Erin Man, Meets Death in
While operating a tractor on muck land at Elba, N. Y., on Thursday last, Clark W. Park was instantly killed when the front of the machine which he was driving lifted from the ground, falling over backward upon him. Death was caused by a fractured spine. The accident was witnessed by Mr. Park’s son, Eldred Park, aged 17, who was working in the field with the father. The tractor had become stuck in the soft soil and two heavy boards had been placed under the wheels. When the clutch was let in the actor lifted and fell backward upon Mr. Park before he was able to leave the drivers seat. The son summoned persons who were working nearby and the tractor was lifted from Mr. Park but he was found to have been killed instantly.
The tractor had only recently been purchased by Mr. Park and it is believed that he was not thoroughly familiar with its operation. Deceased was 47 years of age and until a couple of years ago had always resided near Erin. He went to Elba where he leased muck lands which he worked. He is survived by the widow and four sons; also his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Byron T. Park; two brothers and three sisters. The funeral and burial took place at Elba Saturday.
Mrs. Alice E. McDowell, 76, Erin. Friday, July 16, 1943. Survived by her husband, Varnum McDowell; son, Cyrus, Van Etten; daughters, Mrs. Fred Rosekrans, Horseheads, Miss Lola McDowell, home; bro-ther, Hugh MacDonald, Dryden. Body was taken to Arnold Funeral Home, Van Etten, and will he moved to the family home Satur-day afternoon. Funeral Sunday, 2:30 p.m. Rev. James Gordon. Scotchtown Cemetery, Erin.
Mrs. Mildred R. Davis of Van Etten, Friday, Oct. 11, 1946. Survived by husband, Alva; son, Rob-ert, East Dedham, Mass.; sisters, Miss Myrtle Rumsey of Waverly, Mrs. Abram Rumsey of Van Etten; aunt, Mrs. Eliza Tupper of West Danby; several nieces and nephews. Funeral Sunday, 1:30 p.m. at the Arnold Funeral Home. Rev. Canton Stevens. Canfield Me-morial Cemetery.
B. McDowell Of Van Etten Dies in Erin
B. Burr McDowell, 75, of Van Etten, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1937, at the home of a sister, Mrs. Lola Neish, of Erin. Mr. McDowell, a building contractor, was, widely known, having been active in political social and church affairs for many years. He represented the Town of Erin for two terms and the Town of Van Etten, four terms, on the Board of Supervisors. He was a vice president of the. Bank of Spencer until Nov. 1, when he resigned because of ill health. He also served many years as treas-urer of the Farmers’ Reliance Insurance Company. He was a mem-ber of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Van Etten; affiliated with Mt. Lebanon Lodge, F&AM, and Van Etten Odd Fellows lodge. The funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the family home in Van Etten. The, Rev. John R Gates will officiate. Burial in Swartwood Cemetery, Van Etten.
George Boyd Gardner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur T. Gardner of Erin, graduated from the Univer-sity of Rochester with a degree of bachelor of science, major in chem-istry, has taken a position as assistant in the microscopy depart-ment in the Chemistry Research Laboratory of Eastman Kodak Company. He will assume his duties July 1. He was graduated from Horseheads High School in 1930 and took post graduate work at Elmira Free Academy in 1931.
Mr. Arthur Gardner
Arthur Gardner of Erin died at his home on Friday, July 30.
With his death 4-H club members of this county lose a faithful friend. Always interested in youth, Mr. Gard-ner became leader of the Erin Glad Garden 4-H Club nearly twenty years ago. In 1929 he was elected a mem-ber of the Chemung County 4-H Club Executive Committee and acted as chairman from 1934 until January 1943 when he retired as chairman but remained on the committee until his death. His sincere interest and sound thinking have been a real influence in the conduct of Club work in Chemung County.
Ruth Fischer, Mary Gregory, Zelda Lycan and Dorothy Kimble of Horseheads
and Virginia Blauvelt of Erin were among the 77 students who were graduated
from Elmira Business Institute at the schools, 46th annual commencement
exercises Thursday, June 26, at the Lake Street Presbyterian Church in
The Misses Gregory and Blauvelt received their diplomas for comple-tion of the Secretarial Science Course while the others completed the Sten-ographic and Office Training Course. Miss Fischer and Miss Kimble are now employed in Elmira manufactur-ing company offices, Miss Lycan has a position in an Elmira bank, and Miss Blauvelt is working with a credit company in Elmira.
Secretary in Home Bureau Office
Miss Helen Gardner of Erin New York, who completed her secretarial training at Elmira Business Institute in the office of the Home Bureau in Elmira.
Miss Gardner Weds Herbert Mellin In Home Ceremony
Miss Helen Gardner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur T. Gardner of Erin, and Herbert Mellin, son of the Rev. and Mrs. Arnold Mellin of Borodino, N. Y., were united in marriage at the home of the bride’s parents, Saturday, Apr. 6, at 2 p.m. (handwritten note of 1940)
The ceremony was performed by the bridegroom’s father. The bride was attended by Miss Marjorie Douglas of Elmira Heights and her brother, George G. Gardner, was best man.
Keith Wilson of Ithaca sang “I Love You Truly” and “Oh Promise Me” in a short recital before the ceremony.
The bride, who was given in mar-riage by her father, wore a traveling dress of navy blue crepe. She wore a corsage of sweet peas and sweet-heart roses. Miss Douglas wore a rose lace gown and a corsage of garden flowers.
Following a buffet luncheon, Mr. and Mrs. Mellin left for a week’s trip to Washington, D. C., and points south.
Mrs. Mellin is secretary of the Chemung County Home Bureau office in Elmira and will continue in that position temporarily. She is a young woman of exceptional charm and has a wide circle of friends who will join in extending best wishes for her future happiness.
Mr. Mellin holds an important posi-tion with the Carrier Corporation in Syracuse.
Marie Rick Is Bride Of Williamsport Man
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rick of Erin announce the marriage of their daughter, Marie, of Ithaca to Leo J. Manley, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Manley of Willamsport. The wedding took place Saturday, Sept. 21, 1940 In Ithaca. The Rev. Orlo Stewart officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Morris L. Harper of that city were attendants.
The former Miss Rick is a grad-uate of the Arnot-Ogden Training School for Nurses and for four years has been employed at the Tompkins County Memorial Hos-pital.
Mr. Manley, graduate of the Williamsport schools, is with Marion Brothers of Ithaca.
Shower Is Given For Bride-Elect
Mrs. Floyd Drake of Erin enter-tained Thursday evening, Oct. 13, at a linen shower complimenting Miss Agnes Shinebarger whose marriage took place Saturday, Oct. 15. The honor guest received many useful gifts of linen.
Those present were: Mrs. J. H. Richards and daughter Beulah, and Miss Marion Wood of Port Byron; Mrs. Raymond Rounds, Mrs. Anna Patterson, Evelyn and Eleanor Briggs of Elmira; Mrs. Manley C. Park of Breesport, Mrs. Frances Park of Breesport, Mrs. Addie Davis, Mrs. Mary Smith, Mrs. Eva Earl, Miss Leah Becker, Mrs. Marguerite Smith, Miss Virginia Blauvelt, Mrs. Helen Hall, Mrs. Mildred Patterson.
Mrs. Myrtie Rumsey, Irmal Baker, Mrs. Cora Brink, Miss. Thelma Brink, Mrs. Edith Rosekrans, Mrs. Angie Rosekrans, Marabah Drake, Mrs. Ethel Thomas, Mrs. Janette Thomas, Mrs. Ray Arber, Mrs. Irene Jones, Miss Bertha Luoko, Mrs. Ada Rick, Mrs. Debba Cornell, Miss Marguerite Neish, Mrs. Emma Mae Blauvelt, Miss Eunice Blackwell, Mrs. Marjorie Collson, Mrs. Verna Shinebarger, Miss Agnes Shinebarger, and Betty Shinebarger, all of Erin.
Miss Shinebarger, Frank Patterson, Married in Erin
Miss Agnes Shinebarger of Erin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Shinebarger, became the bride of Stanley Patterson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Patterson of Erin, Satur-day, Oct. 15, at high noon. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. J. H. Richards of Port Byron, grandmother of the bride, at the home of the bride.
The bride wore a corsage of yellow pompoms with maiden-hair. Mrs. Gerald Hall, cousin of the bride, was her only attendant. Gerald Hall served as best man for Mr. Patter-son. The house was prettily decorated in autumnal decorations and chrys-anthemums. Immediately following the ceremony a wedding dinner was served.
Guests present were: Rev, and Mrs. J.H. Richards, Port Byron, Miss Beulah Richards, Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Rosekrans, Mr. and Mrs. Archie Shinebarger and family, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Patterson and family, Mrs. Judd Hall and son George, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Drake, Mr. and Mrs. Fennimore Rosekrans, Miss Marion Wood, Katherine Nurse. The couple left for a wedding trip taking with them the good wishes of a host of friends.
Miss Becker Is Bride of Randolph Earl
Miss Eva Becker, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Becker of Erin, N. Y. and Randolph Earl, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Earl, also of Erin, were united in mar-riage Friday noon at the bride’s home.
The bride wore a gown of white embroidered net over white satin, redingote style and a wreath of orange blossoms.
The couple were attended by Mrs. Rollin Arnold, sister of the bride, and Ellsworth Earl, brother of the bridegroom. The bridesmaid was attired in a Joan Bennett blue, lace frock. The Rev. Arnold Mellin performed the ceremony before an arch-way of mountain laurel and pink roses. Immediately after the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served to 16 guests. The table was decorat-ed in pink and white. Following the reception the couple left for a motor trip through the New England States and Canada. The bride is a graduate of Horseheads High School and Cortland State Normal. (Accompanying photo says that marriage is planned for June 24th)
Helen Rick To Wed Ilion Man
Mrs. Katherine Rick, 552 Roe Ave., has announced the engagement of her daughter, Miss Helen A. to Paul W. Beach of Ilion, N. Y., son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse L. Beach. The marriage will take place June 1. The bride-elect, a former resident of Corning, was graduated from the Corning schools and attended the Elmira Business Institute. Mr. Beach attended New York Univers-ity and the Curtiss-Wright aero-nautical school In New York.
New Leap Year Sees 3 Girls Born (handwritten note of Jan. 1, 1940)
To three baby girls go the honors of having been born at Memorial Hospital on the first day of the New Leap Year, and to one of them, unless records of a home birth prove otherwise, will go the honors of being the first baby of the New Year.
A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Rick of Ithaca RD 3, at 2:50 a.m. Monday, and at 9:30 a.m. a daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Burl Kimple of 510 W. Seneca St. The third baby was born at 7:45 p.m. to Mr. and Mrs. Peter Jamarusty of 218 Third St.
Three babies were born New Year’s Day at Memorial Hospital, all girls. The first was born to Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Rick of Ithaca RD. 3 and has been named Phyllis Ma-rie. (handwritten note of 1940)
Miss Blauvelt Is Bride of Raymond Smith
Erin – Miss Marguerite Blauvelt, daughter of James P. Blauvelt of Erin, and Raymond Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. James L. Smith of Erin, were married at the home of the bride, Saturday afternoon, June 26.
The wedding took place in front of a bank of ferns, white lilies and delphinium. The Rev. Roy L. Smith of Daggett, Pa., a brother of the bridegroom performed the ceremony in the presence of the immediate families. The wedding marches were played by Mrs. Roy L. Smith.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, was gowned in white satin, princess style. She wore a tiara of white satin and carried a bouquet of white rose buds.
Mrs. Harold Knapp, sister of the bride, was matron of honor. She wore a powder blue net gown and carried a bouquet of token rosebuds and baby’s breath.
The groom was attended by Harold Knapp.
A reception was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Cameron Blauvelt. Later Mr. and Mrs. Smith left for a wedding trip through New England. Out of town guests were Mr. and Mrs. George Moll of West Gray St., Elmira.
RICK --- MANLEY
Miss Marie Rick of Ithaca, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rick of Erin and Leo J. Manley, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Manley of Williamsport were married Saturday, Sept. 21, 1940, in Ithaca. The Rev. Orlo Stewart officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Morris L. Harper of that city were attendants. Mr. Manley is with Marion Brothers of Ithaca.
Marie Rick Is Bride Of Williamsport Man
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rick of Erin announce the marriage of their daughter, Marie, of Ithaca to Leo J. Manley, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Manley of Williamsport. The wedding took place Saturday, Sept 21, 1940 in Ithaca. The Rev. Orlo Stewart officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Morris L. Harper of that city were attendants.
The former Miss Rick is a grad-uate of the Arnot-Ogden Training School for Nurses and for four years has been employed at the Tompkins County Memorial Hos-pital.
Mr. Manley, graduate of the Wi1liamsport schools, is with Marion Brothers of Ithaca.
Announcement has been made of the marriage of Miss Marie Rick of Ithaca and Leo J. Manley of Williamsport, Sept. 21, In Ithaca. Miss Rick was a member of Breesport High School 1931 graduating class.
MABEL E. PFEIL BECOMES A BRIDE
Is Married to Treslian Park of Binghamton at St. Luke’s Chapel
The summer wedding of Miss Mabel E. Pfeil, only daughter of Mrs. Frederick Pfiel and the late Frederick Pfeil of this city and Treslian Park of Binghamton, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Park of Lakewood, took place early yester-day afternoon in the chapel of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Rev. Dr. Lewis E. Ward officiated.
The bride was lovely in a powder blue gown and wore a cor-sage of pink roses and white sweetpeas. Mrs. Everett C. Ander-son was the matron of honor. She was gowned in dusty rose and wore a shoulder corsage of yellow roses and white sweetpeas. The best man was Everett C. Anderson of this city. The bride’s mother wore a red-ingote dress of blue and white sheer print and wore a corsage of pink roses and white sweet peas.
The bridegroom’s mother wore a flowered print gown with a cor-sage of pink roses and sweetpeas. A reception followed the cere-mony at the Apple Inn with covers for sixteen. The color scheme was pink and white with a large heart shaped wedding cake centering the table. Bouquets of sweetpeas predominated the table deco-rations.
The couple left to take up residence in Binghamton where the bridegroom is employed at the Reiter Electrical Company. The bride was formerly employed at the Jamestown Mutual Insurance Company. Prenuptial affairs were given for the bride by the choir of the St. Luke’s Church, the filing department of the Mutual Insurance Company, Mrs. Everett C. Ander-son, Mrs. Mary Olsen and Miss Adeline Buck. The bridegroom was honored at a stag dinner at the Apple Inn on Wednesday.
EARL CANFIELD of Big Flats has accepted a position In Erin School 2. He was graduated from Geneseo Normal School June 14. He was a member of the Dramatic Club, Science Club, Men’s Glee Club, Alpha Chapter of Delphic Fraternity. He was awarded the senior art key.
Cook — Park wedding - A beautiful home wedding took place at 7 o’clock
Monday evening when Miss Betty Park, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Merwyn Park
of Elba, became the bride of Arnold Willis Cook of Burlington, Vt., son
of the Rev. and Mrs. Elmer Cook of Albion. The groom’s father, who is pastor
of the Free Methodist Church at Albion, performed the ceremony, assisted
by the Rev. Webster Muck of the Elba Baptist Church. The bride and
her attendants came down the colonial stairway to the strains of “The Bridal
Chorus” from Lohengrin played by Mr. Muck and met the groom and the best
man at an alter of flower and candles in the living room. Orchid
and white iris, ferns and candles were used for the decorations.
Mrs. Muck sang “Oh Promise Me” and ‘Perfect Love,” accompanied by Mr. Muck.
The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore white lace over
taffeta with a pearl necklace and carried gardenias. Miss. Charlotte Andrews
of Elba, the maid of honor, was attired in pale blue eyelet embroidered
gown and carried sweetheart roses. The bridesmaid, Miss Marie Park
of Elba, chose a gown of yellow eyelet embroidery and carried yellow roses.
Irving Cook of Houghton was the best man.
The bride’s mother wore powder blue printed chiffon with white accessories and a corsage of white rose buds. The groom’s mother wore printed grey silk with white accessories and had a corsage of red rose buds.
A reception and luncheon followed the ceremony, thirty guests being present. A three-tiered wedding cake centered the bride’s table which was set for 12. The couple left on a trip through the White Mountains and after June……
Arthur T. Gardner, 61, Erin, Friday, July 30, 1943. Survived by wife, Louise; son, George Gard-ner, New York City; daughter, Mrs. Herbert Mellin, Elmira; bro-thers, Boyd, Jamesville, Wis., Gor-don, Bayard, Neb.; granddaughter, Linda Mellin, Elmira. Body was taken to Arnold Funeral Home, Van Etten, and was moved to the home Saturday noon, where friends may call until Monday noon. Pri-vate funeral Monday, 2 p.m. Rev. Edgar Kinner. Scotchtown Ceme-tery, Erin.
Mrs. Bertha Wilcox, 512 Spaulding St., Monday, Sept. 10, 1945. Survived by sisters, Miss Ellen Jane and Miss Louise Wilcox of Elmira; brother, J. Gordon Wilcox of Elmira. The body is at the Holly Funeral Home and will be removed to family home late this afternoon where funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. Rev. Allan M. Laird. Woodlawn Cemetery.
Mrs. Eunice M. Hollenbeck, 83, of Erin, widow of Wells Hollen-beck, Saturday, October _9, 1946. She was the oldest member of the for-mer Baptist Church at Erin and a member of Southern Light Chapter, Order of Eastern Star. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Anna H. Withian, Locke; sons, Giles and Glenn, Erin; Fletcher, Spencer; several grand-children, nieces and nephews. Body is at the Barber funeral home and today will be removed to the fam-ily home where services will be conducted Monday at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Edgar Kinner and Rev. Leslie Simon. Scotchtown Cemetery.
Russell W. Rose, 609 Grove St., Saturday, Sept. 28, 1946. Survived by wife, Georgianna Rose; daughter, Mary; sons, Russell and Robert; brothers, Kenneth J. of Woodsidem, N. Y., Otto of McLean, N.Y., Earl of Honeoye Falls, Edward of Corning and Jay of Horseheads, Aunt, Mrs. Olive Sheffield of Ithaca. Funeral at home. Tuesday at: 2 p.m. Rev. A. P. Coman. Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads.
Fred B. Fitzgera1d 85, of Erin, Sunday, Apr. 2, 1944. Survived by wife, Cora; sons, James, Robert and John of Erin and Percy of Tu-mansburg; daughters, Mrs. Ford Cady, Mrs. Raymond Wheeler and Mrs. Earl Wheeler of Pine City and Mrs. Albert Wheeler of Millerton; sister, Miss Bell Fitzgerald of Horseheads. The body was removed from the Arnold Funeral Home at Van Etten to the family home today. Funeral Tuesday at 2 p.m. Rev. Edgar Kinner. Maple Grove Cemetery.
The Rev. Joseph H. Richards, former pastor of the Austin Hill church near Erin, died in a Roch-ester sanitarium Friday afternoon, Dec. 15, 1942. He was a for-mer president of the Onon-daga Methodist Protestant Confer-ence and had served pastor-ates at Arkport for 10 years; at La Fargeville, Conquest and Brooks Grove. He Is survived by his wife in Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. Avice Brun and Mrs. Beulah Lewis, Rochester and Mrs. Verna ShineBbarger of Erin; two sons, Capt. Charles Richards of Ft. Leavenworth, Kans. and the Rev. Ellis Richards, Fernwood, N.Y; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The body is at the Kenneth E. Lundy Funeral Home until tomorrow when it will he removed at 11 a.m. to the North Wolcott Methodist Church. Funeral there at 2 p.m. North Wol-cott Cemetery.
Mrs. Cora Simpson; formerly of Erin, died Tuesday, Sept.22, 1942 in a Binghamton hospital. The body was removed to the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, and will be taken to the Erin Methodist Church Friday. At 1:30 p.m. The funeral will he held there Friday at 2:30. The Rev. James Gordon will officiate. Burial in Scotchtown Cemetery, Erin.
Mrs. Addie Elston Davis, 66, of Erin, died suddenly Monday morning, Sept. 14, 1942, at the home of -her daughter, Mrs. Lucille Davis Pounds of Lake Rd., Horseheads. She was born in Erin and lived her entire life there. Survivors: Her daughter; a twin sister, Mrs. Coovert Stevens of Lodi; two other sisters Mrs. Arthur Torjee and Mrs. Mae Earl, both of Erin; brothers, Raymond Jr. of Erin, Clifford of the U. S. Navy; two grandchildren, Raymond Jr. and Edward W. Rounds. The body is at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, and will be taken the late home in Erin tonight. Funeral notice later.
Irving G. Rumsey, 56 of Spencer died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Lincoln of Alexander, N.Y., Monday, April 7, 1941, after a heart attack. He was born at Greenwood Lake, N.Y., a son of Charles and Helen Delight Houck Rumsey and married Miss Ida Sipley of Spencer, spending most of his life in Spencer. He is survived by his wife; his daughter; two sisters, Miss Mable Rumsey of Utica and Mrs. Jessie Garrison of Elmira; a half brother, Charles Rumsey of Perry City, N.Y., two grandchildren, Alice Marion and Donald Rumsey of Alexander; a niece, Mrs. Wallace Hodge of West Acton, Mass; A nephew, Lt. Com. Cornelius Sebring of Honolulu. The body is at the Allen funeral home in Spencer where friends may call. Funeral services will be held there Thursday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in Evergreen Cemetery at Spencer. Organizations of which the deceased was a member will attend the funeral in a body.
Mrs. Myrtie Brink, 68, died un-expectedly at her home In Swartwood Saturday, Jan.11, 1941. She leaves her husband, Lavern Brink; two sons, Cameron and David of Erin; three daughters, Mrs. Ber-nice Luff of Syracuse, Mrs. Har-iett Chaffee and Mrs. Helen Musto of Ithaca. The body was taken to Arnold funeral home, Van Etten, and Monday was removed to the family home, where the fu-neral will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. The Rev. Kenneth Anderson will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Candor.
Harry T. Gage, 60, of 105 Sayre St., Horseheads, died at the family home at 5:40 a.m. Wednesday, July 2, 1941, following a lingering illness. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Miss Teresa Gage, at home, and Mrs. Hugh C. Williams, Canton, N.Y.; two sisters, Mrs. R.C. Nelson and Mrs. R. M. Simpson, both of Johnson City; a brother, Glenn J. Gage, Johnson City; a granddaughter, Susan Gage Williams, Canton; a niece and a nephew. The funeral will be held at the Buskirk funeral home in Horseheads, with the Rev. Herbert E. Erway officiating. Burial will be in Van Etten. Friends may call at the family.
Chauncey E. Rosekrans, 70, a native and lifelong resident of Erin, died at 4:45 p., Monday, June 30, 1941, after a long illness. He was a life member of the Erin Methodist Church. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Edith Swayze Rosekrans; two daughters, Mrs. Ivan Hummer of Erin, and Miss Myrtle Rosekrans, at home; a grandson, Robert C. Rosekrans of Erin; two brothers Edgar Rosekrans of Interlaken and Merritt Rosekrans of Erin. The funeral will be held at the family home Thursday at 2 p.m. (EDT), the Rev. James Gordon officiating. Burial in Scotchtown Cemetery, Erin.
SMITH - Mrs. Nelly E. Stage, News Writer, Dead at Erin
Mrs. Nellie E. STAGE, life-long resident of the Town of Erin and for more than 35 years, correspondent for the Elmira Star, The Star-Gazette, died unexpectedly Friday evening, Feb. 28, 1938, at 8:15.
For 17 years Mrs. Stage had devoted much of her time to caring for her mother, Mrs. Vinie E. SMITH.
Since childhood, Mrs. Stage had been a member of the Erin Metho-dist Church and was active in its choir for many years. In falling health for about a year, Mrs. Stage was believed to be somewhat improved. Friday she was about, as usual, calling on friends and neighbors and attending to household duties.
One of her last duties was to write and mail her letter to The Star-Gazette. Beginning her newspaper work at about 18, Mrs. Stage served with unwavering enthusiasm. Care and precision were stamped upon her work and her letters arrived with regularity that nothing was per-mitted to disrupt.
Beside, her mother, she is survived by a sister, Mrs. Anna KNIGHT of Elmira, and two brothers, S. Louie Smith of Jobs Corners and James L. Smith of Erin; and several nieces and nephews.
The body is at the Arnold funeral home, Van Etten. Funeral arrangements later.
HAMLIN - Mrs. Julia Hamlin Parke, Van Etten. Funeral today at 1 p m. from family home, Parke Dale Farms. Burial in family plot in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Van Etten. Mrs. Parke died Thursday afternoon. She had been a resident of Van Etten 52 years. Survivors are her husband; a daughter, two sons, Max H. and Ira N. and 13 grandchildren. (Handwritten note of “Died Feb. 1, 1940” )
Mrs. Grace Z. Davis, 52, died at the family home in Erin at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, 1936 after an ex-tended illness. She is survived by her husband Clarence L. Davis, three daughters, Mrs. Percy Chapman, Mr. Earl Colson of Erin and Mrs. Otto Bowman at Horseheads; her parents Mr. and Mrs. Merit Rose-krans of Horseheads; three sisters, Mrs. Georgia Goodyear of Horseheads, Mrs. Helen Hall and Mrs. Mildred Patterson of Erin and three brothers, Otis and Fred Rosekrans of Horseheads and the Rev. Clyde Rosekrans of Millerton, PA; also several grandchildren. Mrs. Davis was born and lived her entire life in Erin. She was a member of the First ME Church there. The body is in the R. J. Barber funeral home in Horseheads. It will be removed to the family home in Erin late - Tuesday afternoon where the funeral will be held Wednes-day at 2 p. m., the Rev. Mr. Mellin of the ME Church, officiating. Burial will be in Scotchtown Cemetery, Erin.
BOYD - Mrs. Kate B. Gardner, Erin. Mrs. Kate Boyd Gardner, 85, widow of the Rev. Hale Gardner of Erin, died Thursday, June 13, 1935. at the family home. The fu-neral will be held at the family home Tuesday, June 18, at 9:80 a, m., the Rev. Lyle H. Pepper officiating. There will also be a service at the chapel at Sodus, N.Y., Rural Ceme-tery at 2 p. m. in charge of the Rev. Leland B. Henry of Brockport, N. Y., a nephew of Mrs. Gardner. She is survived by three sons, Lloyd C. Gardner of Janesville, Wis., Arthur T. Gardner of Erin and Gordon F. Gardner of Bayard, Neb.; a sister, Mrs. Eva Henry of Buffalo; four grandchildren, Mrs. Lloyd Burcoff of Skaneateles, N. Y., George B. Gardner of Rochester, Helen Gardner of Erin and George A. Gardner of Bayard. The body is at the Arnold funeral home at Van Etten and will be removed to the home Sunday afternoon.
LYNCH - Thomas Lynch, late - of 375½ West Clinton Street, died Sunday, August 11, 1935 at 11:50 p.m. following a brief illness. Until his re-tirement two years ago Mr. Lynch had been an employee of the Lehigh Valley Railroad for 60 years and on his retirement was a conductor. He was a member of the Order of Railroad Conductors, a communi-cant of the St. Patrick Church and a member of the Holy Name Society of that Parish. He is survived by his widow and one daughter, Anna E. at home; two brothers, John of Cortland and Patrick of New Albany, Pa, also one nephew and two nieces. The funeral will be held at the family home Wednesday at 8 a. m. and in the St. Patrick Church at 9 o’clock. Burial in the Peter and Paul Cemetery, The Holy Name Society of the St. Patrick parish meets in the home Tuesday at 8 p. m.
HAZELTON - The Rev. John C. Hazelton, 83, Pastor of the Methodist Episcopal
Church at Caton, died this morning, Monday, Apr.39, 1935, after a brief illness. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Innes Dryden Hazelton; two daughters, Mrs. Olive Holton of Millerton, Pa; Miss Eleanor Hazelton and a son, Henry at home; two sisters, Mrs. C. E. Stubbes of Brooks, Me; Mrs. Min-nie Newell of Caton. The Rev. Mr. Hazelton entered the ministry in the Vermont Conference in 1910 and in 1924 was transferred to the Central New York Conference. He had served pastorates at Tyler, Georgetown, Erin and Caton. The body is in the R. J. Barber funeral home, Horseheads, and will be removed to the family home, late Wednesday afternoon. The funeral will be held in the M. E. Church at Caton Thursday at 2:30 p.m. District Superintendent R. C. He-bblethwaite and the Rev. H.I. An-drews of Syracuse will officiate. Burial in the Caton Cemetery.
BLAUVELT - Calvin H. Blauvelt, 52, 232 W. 13th St. Elmira Heights, died Monday, Mar. 21, 1938 at 7:45 p m. after an extended illness. He is survived by a brother, William M. Blauvelt of Erin; a daugh-ter, Mrs. G.V. Beane of Elmira Heights; a daughter-in-1aw. Mrs. Florie Blauvelt and five grandchil-dren in Pittsburgh, Pa; a grand-daughter, Miss Reta Beane of Elmira Heights and a grandson, Harold Beane of New York City. Blauvelt resided in Erin before locating in Elmira Heights 15 years ago. He was a member of the Baptist Church in Erin and of the Merrill Bible class of the Oakwood M.E. Church, also a former president -of that class. Mr. Blauvelt was a man of sterling Christian character. The remains are in the Ballard Lindgren funeral home, Elmira Heights, where a private funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. The Rev. E. D. Van Dyke will officiate. Burial in the Scotchtown Cemetery, Town of Erin.
Saturday, September 5, 1936
Otto Rick, Local Railroad Man Committed Suicide Here Today; Note Shows He Was Despondent.
Body of Lackawanna Traveling Passenger Agent Is Found In Former Brick Works Yard; Left Letter for Wife; Money and Papers Found On Person; Funeral Is To Be Held Monday Afternoon.
Otto Rick, aged 53, of 159 Dodge Avenue, traveling passenger agent for the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, was found fatally shot in the right temple in a building on the former brick works property west of Pine street it 8:40 o’clock this morning. Coroner W.S. COBB, who investigated, stated that he will issue a certificate of death by suicide.
Mr. Rick, well known in the city and in railroad circles along the L &W line, was found by William KENNEDY of 12 Wallace Street. There was a .38 caliber re-volver and a small bottle of chloroform beside his body. Coroner Cobb stated that bullet entered the right temple and pierced the left cheek. Mr. Rick left a note addressed to his wife, Coroner Cobb stated. On his person was nearly $20 in cash, railroad passes and bank books.
The note found in an inside pock-et had been written with a type- writer and in it Mr. Rick indicated that he had been despondent for some time. Investigating officials were of the belief today that his despondency was caused by per-sonal financial worries. Nothing has been learned to indicate anything is wrong with his railroad ac-counts. He was a trusted employee of the Lackawanna and highly re-spected in the community.
For the past week Mr. Rick had been on his annual vacation from his duties on the railroad. During this period, it is stated that he had been under the care of a local physician. He is said to have suff-ered severe heart attacks and headaches. He left home early this morning and police believe he walked east along the Chemung river dyke from Bridge Street to an abandoned building on the for-mer brick works property.
Robert E. NORTHRUP of West Ri-ver Street was working in a nearby building on the property. He stat-ed he heard a shot and walked past the building to the dyke where he met Mr. Kennedy who was work-ing in his garden. The latter re-turned to the building and found Mr. Rick.
Shortly afterwards he called po-lice headquarters and Chief of Police A.W. ECKESS and Coroner Cobb responded.
Mr. Rick was born in Spencer on November 25. 1882, the son of George and Othelia Rick, both de-ceased. On April 19, 1904, he was united in marriage with Miss Cath-erine L. JONES of Erin, in Erin.
For the past 30 years, Mr. Rick was a valued employee of the Lack-awanna Railroad. Before he came to Corning he was assistant agent in the Elmira office, later becom-ing a station agent in Corning which position he held for eight, years. Mr. Rick was promoted at that time to the position of travel-ing passenger agent which position he held at the time of death.
A man of unusually friendly and congenial nature he was respected and admired by a host of friends in Corning and vicinity as well as by his business associates. His bus-iness brought him in contact with scores of people.
Conscientious and devoted to his work, he was held in high esteem by officials and employees of the railroad along the line. He operated between Buffalo and El-mira and was warmly received by associates and friends wherever he stopped.
Mr. Rick was a loyal mem-ber of the First Presbyterian Church. He was affiliated with the Masonic Lodge and attained the 32nd degree. The Corning Lodge of Elks No.1071 also was among his affiliations. He had been a member of the Traffic Club of Elmira for sometime.
Surviving are his widow, two daughters; Mrs. Lionel WILLIAMS of Corning, Miss Helen Rick at home; one sister, Mrs. Arthur GARDNER of Erin; one brother Fred of Park Station; one grand-son, Richard Williams of Corning.
The body will be removed to the home Sunday morning where friends may pay their respects until the time of the private pray-er Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. Dr. E. J. Stuart will officiate and burial will be in the family plot at Scotchtown.
ROSEKRANS - Fenimore G. Rosekrans, 77, died unexpectedly Saturday, Sept. 14, 1940, at the family home In Erin. He is survived by his wife, Eliza B. Rosekrans; a daughter, Mrs. Theo TUPPER, West Danby; a son, Gordon, of Erin, and three grand-children. Mr. Rosekrans was a life member of Southern Light Lodge, F&AM, Breesport and a member of the Erin Methodist Church. The body will be removed from the Barbar funeral home, Horseheads, to the family home late this evening. A private prayer service will be held at the home Monday at 2 p.m., followed by funeral services Monday at 2 p.m. in the Erin Methodist Church with the Rev. Chester BEEBE of Tully and the Rev. James GORDON of Erin offici-ating. Burial in Scotchtown Cem-etery, Erin. Masonic committal services will be held Sunday evening at the home.
TUPPER - Judson T. Tupper, 89, of West Danby died Sunday, Dec. 6, 1942. He was a member of the West Danby Church. Survivors: Two sons, Theo Tupper at home, Burr Tupper of Elmira, five grandchil-dren. Catharine and Doris Tupper of West Danby, Mrs. Paul WILLIAMSON of Danby, Barbara arid William Tupper of Elmira. Funeral announcement later.
Mrs. Armelia Rosekrans, wife of Fenimore G. Rosekrans, died at the Arnot-Ogden
hospital, Elmira, April 26. She was born at Tyrone, Schuyler County,
N. Y. and was one of seven children: Treslain, Letticia, Chester, John,
Orin and Minor of Tyrone; Chester of Ovid and Orin of Reading are now living
Possessing many accomplishments and a disposition that won a host of friends, she was greatly missed when upon her marriage she removed to Erin. During the past winter she had been suffering from a complication of diseases chief of which was heart culminating in a severe attack of abdominal trouble. The family physician was hastily summoned who strove vainly to avert the use of the surgeon’s knife for relief. But as his efforts wee in vain, he decided that her only chance of recovery was an operation and to save time the trip to the hospital was made in an automobile. Sad indeed was the scene of her departure from home and loved ones, but great was her courage. Though the operation was successful, her constitution could not resist the lingering heart trouble and in spite of all that loving hands could do and the best medical skill the hospital afforded, she passed to her reward after a lingering illness of nearly two weeks.
Thus died an excellent example of moral wife and motherhood, one who maintained those good principles of Christianity in the home set forth by that esteemed father whom she gone to meet, and who will be greatly mourned by those who knew her best as the highest type of true and noble womanhood. Be sides the brothers mention she is survived by her husband; two children, Gordon and Ileane, and an aged mother, Mrs. Cornelia Park of Tyrone.
The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. C. D, Smith of Caton, in the Erin Methodist church, and the interment was made in Scotch town Cemetery.
Mrs. Verna H. Park died at Erin, Friday January l2, 1923 after an illness of several months duration. She is survived by her husband, Manley Park, three little sons, Francis, Truman and Winfred; also several sisters. Mrs. Park was a woman of beautiful Christian character and was always doing kind deeds for others. She was a loving wife, a devoted mother, loving sister, a true friend and a devout Christian. The world is better that ‘such as, she has lived and died.”
MRS. FANNIE E. KING, Van Etten — Mrs., Fannie E. King, 82, a lifelong resident, died here Thursday morning following an illness of nearly a month. She is survived by a son, Frank King of Buffalo. The funeral’ will be held Satur-day at 2 p.m. at the home of Byron Dorn where she died. Burial will be In the Mt. Hope Cemetery here, the Rev. J. H, Gates officiating.
SAYER — Word was received in Warsaw Tuesday announcing the sudden death
in Rochester of Earl B. Sayer, son of Andrew J. Sayer of this town.
He was employed as a street car conductor in that city and was taken sick
Monday afternoon, and after visiting a physician went to the boarding place
and went to bed. Early yesterday morning the doctor was summoned,
but Sayer died shortly after eight o’clock. Heart disease, with which
he had been afflicted for some time, was the cause of his death.
Earl Sayer was 27 years old the first of May. He was an ambitious and industrious young man, but handicapped on account of his health. For some time be had charge of the collection and delivery for the Wyoming Valley Laundry, later was with the American Express Company at Palmyra, then in Perry, and recently to Rochester.
His father survives, also three brothers, Walter, Charles, and Roy; one sister, Lois.
This sad and sudden death comes as a terrible shock to the members of his family and also to his fiance Miss Clara Schneckenburger.
Earl was member of Crystal Salt Lodge, I.0.0.F. at one time being secretary. He was also a member of the Rebekah branch.
His brother, Charles and Rev. Ellis Gilbert went to Rochester Wednesday morning and brought the body with them in the afternoon. The funeral will beheld this Friday morning, at 11 o’clock at the house. Rev. Ellis Gilbert, pastor of the Baptist church officiating, burial in Warsaw cemetery.
Mr. Sayer was an active member of the Baptist church, also a member of the Baraca Bible class and of the Christian Endeavor Society. He will be missed in many circles and by a large number of relatives and friends who have the sincere sympathy of the community in their deep affliction.
The Lifting Veil
(handwritten note: "Verna Park")
The future holds a lifting veil
It lifts and shows where flowers bloom,
Or tangled paths which may concern
Sharp thorns and brambles strewn,
It lifts before we aught may know
Of storm or sunshine where we tread
Or of the pitfal1s deep and low,
Where the fowler’s snare is spread.
Across our pathway hangs this veil,
Which faith in God may lift each day.
And to our burdened hearts reveal
His own infinite way.
In him who walked in Galilee,
and bade its raging waves, “be still,”
We’ll trust to lift the deep dark veil
That wraps our lives in mystery.
Handwritten Note: “The above was written by B. T. Park”
LEWIS NEWKIRK, Dundee, Feb. 21 — Word has been received here of the death of Lewis Newkirk of Bradford, a former resident of this village Saturday, Feb. 15. He had been in ill health several years. He was 53 years of age and is survived by his widow, two daughters and one son.
MRS. O. S. BENSON, Odessa, Aug. 2.— The death of Mrs. Orange S. Benson, 83, of North Settlement, occurred July 24 at the home of her son, Edgar Benson, at Odessa after a lingering Illness, The funeral was held at the Wesleyan Methodist Church In Odessa Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Leonard M. Hayes officiating. Burial was in Laurel Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Benson Is survived by her husband, O. S. Benson and .four sons: Edgar of Odessa; Charles of Elmira; George of Schenectady and the Rev. Elmer Benson of Syracuse.
WILLIAM WALLACE HANSON died Sunday morning at the family home, 309 Broad Street, Horse-heads, following an extended illness. During late years Mr. Hanson the village tax collector and was formerly bookkeeper at the Weller Hardware & Foundry Company for 30 years. The deceased was a mem-ber of the F. & A. M., 364, Horseheads. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Edna Searles of Cincinnatus and Mrs. Nettie Hanson of Horseheads; and five grandchildren. Body reposes at the Mathew and VanBus-kirk funeral home. Funeral at the family home at 2 p.m. Tuesday, the Rev. Frederick Maunder offici-ating. Burial in Maple Grove Cem-etery. Kindly omit flowers.
MRS. JENNIE PARK (handwritten note: Died Nov. 16, 1933)
Mrs. Jenny Park, 82, died at the home of her son, Manley C. Park at Breesport Thursday at 6:45 p.m. after an extended illness. She is survived by two daughters Mrs. Ada Rick, Erin, and Mrs. Anna Park, Jamestown; two sons, M. H. Park, Elba, Manley C. with whom she has made her home for the past several years; 17 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Mrs. Park was a life long member of the Methodist Protestant Church of Austin Hill, Town of Erin. Born in Van Etten as Jenny Rum-sey, she lived there until her marriage, 62 years ago to Byron T. Park, and of this union six children were born. When she married she lived in Erin until her husband’s death several years ago. Since then she has lived with her son. Her husband, Byron T. Park, was one of the early settlers of the region. The funeral will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the home of Manley C. Park at Breesport. The Rev. Albert Weaver of Greece and the Rev. A. H. Ganoung of Breesport will officiate. Burial in the Scotchtown Cemetery, Town of Erin.
(handwritten note: 1933)
Deaths Follow Within Week
MRS. EMMA HOLLENBECK - Death came Sunday to Mrs. Em-ma L. Hollenbeck, 82, of the Ith-aca Road, Horseheads, exactly a week after her husband, John Hol-lenbeck, had died. Mrs. Hollenbeck had been ill for two weeks and died without know-ing that Mr. Hollenbeck had pre-ceded her in death. Mr. and Mrs. Hollenbeck cele-brated their 50th wedding anniver-sary Apr. 25, 1928. They lived for many years on a farm in Erin. Surviving, her are two daughters, Mrs. Louise Hollenbeck of Horse-heads, Mrs. J. E. LaTourette of Montour Falls; one son, Frederick Hollenbeck of Elmira, seven grandchildren and five g r e a t grandchildren. Mrs. Hollenbeck was a member of the Women’s Home Missionary Society of the Horseheads ME Church. The body is at the Barber funeral -home, Horseheads, and will be moved to the family home _____evening where the funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. Rev. Frederick Maunder of Horseheads ME Church will officiate. Burial will be in the Scotchtown Cemetery, Town of Erin.
John Hollenbeck, 80, died Sunday, Nov. 1, 1986, at the family home on
the Ithaca Road, Town of Horseheads, after an extended illness. He
is survived by his wife, Emma Hol-lenbeck; two daughters, Mrs. Jedd Hollenbeck
of Horseheads and Mrs. J.E. LaTourrette of Montour Falls; a son, Fred,
three sisters, Mrs. John Finch of Fresno, Calif., Mrs. Alice Ogden of Binghamton and Mrs. Kate Hoff-man of Long Beach, Calif; one brother, Garrett Hollenbeck of El-mira; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. The body is in the Barber funeral home, Horseheads, where the funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. Rev. Frederick Maunder. Scotchtown Cemetery.
Emmet Barnes, 87, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Luther Cowan, 1014 Oak St., Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 7, 1939, after a brief illness. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Alice McCarrick of Cayuta and Mrs. Cowan of Elmira; a son, Ira Barnes of Elmira Heights; a sister, Mrs. Albert Swartwood of Van Etten; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Services will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Gustin funeral home, Horseheads. Burial will be in Scotchtown Cemetery, Town of Erin.
MRS. EMMETT BARNES
Mrs. Mary Jane Barnes, 81, died Monday, Mar. 16, 1936, at 4:45 a.m., at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Luther Cowan, 1014 Oak Street, E1mira. She had spent the greater part of her life in Erin. Mrs. Barnes leaves her husband, Em-mett Barnes, two daughters, Mrs. Cowan and Mrs. J. G. McCarrick, Erin, a son, Ira of Elmira Heights; a brother, Eugene Banfield of Waverly and two granddaughters. Fu-neral service at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Cowan home and at 2:30 in the Erin Methodist Episcopal Church. The body is in the Guthrie funeral home, Horseheads until Tuesday afternoon.
ERWIN D. McMILLEN
Erwin D. McMillen, 52, a former resident of Elmira Heights, died Tuesday, May 14, 1935, at Wells-boro, Pa. He was a veteran of the Spanish War and is survived by his widow, a daughter, Dorothy; two sons, Leon and Treman, all of Wellsboro; the mother, Mrs. Fran-ces Taylor of Elmira Heights; two sisters, Mrs. George Gaylor of Elmira Heights and Mrs. Leon Wilcox of Binghamton; a brother, Eber Mc-Millen of Elmira Heights. The body is in the Ballard funeral home, El-mira Heights, where the funeral will be held Friday at 2p.m. The Rev. H. H. MacArthur will officiate. Burial in the Scotchtown Cemetery, Town of Erin.
MRS. LAURA TRAVIS
Mrs. Laura Travis, 95, a mem-ber of the family at the Home for the Aged since 1914, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 1934. She was the widow of William Travis and is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Travis was a member of the Hedding M. E. Church and the Beecher Central WCTU. The body is in the Harrington funeral home and Tuesday morning will be removed to the Home for the Aged, where the funeral will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Benjamin Rowe will officiate. Burial in the Cayuta Cemetery.
Mrs. Mae Kelley Kendall, wife of Richard Kendall, died Thursday, June 25, 1936, at her home in Gran-ville, Pa., after a long illness. She was a member of the Windfall Methodist Church. She is surviv-ed by her husband; a son, Elwood, at home; a brother, Charles Kelley, of Braddock, Pa. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon, the Rev. Owen C. Barrett of the Blossburg Methodist Church officiating. Bur-ial was in Beech Flats.
KENNETH K. HOLLENBECK
Kenneth K. Hollenbeck, 30, a gar-age proprietor at Erin, died unex-pectedly this morning at 7 o’clock in the family home at Erin. He is survived by his widow, two children, Cleta and Kenneth Jr., at home; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wells, Hollenbeck of Erin; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Blackwell of Erin; Mrs. Albert Withim of Lock; three brothers, Giles and Glenn of Erin; Fletcher of Spencer. The body is in the Mathews and Van Buskirk funeral home, Horseheads. Funeral notice later.
Erin—Hale Gardner, 83, died at the family home Sunday evening May 5, 1935, after a brief illness.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Kate B. Gardner; three sons Boyd C. Gardner, Jaynesville, Wis., Gordon F. Gardner, Bayard, Neb., and Arthur T. Gardner, Erin. A brother, Clark Gardner, Grant City, Mo.; three grandchildren, Mrs. Lloyd Burcroft, Skaneateles, N. Y., George B. Gardner and Helen L. Gardner of Erin.
Funeral arrangements will, be announced later. The body is at the Arnold funeral home, Van Etten.
MRS. JAMES LEONARD
Mrs. Carrie Leonard, 61, of 31 Grand Central Avenue, Horseheads, died Friday evening, May 1, 1935 after an extended illness. She is survived by her husband, James Leonard; two daughters, Mrs. Le-land Hotchkiss of Horseheads and Mrs. Lyle Ladd of Geneva; one son, Lawrence of Cayuta; a step daughter, Mrs. Archie Clark of Big Flats; two brothers, Albern Houck of Binghamton and Watson Houck of Millport; one sister Mrs. Ferris Fuller of Camel, Pa. and six grandchildren. She was a member of Southern Light Chapter OES of Breesport and a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Horseheads. The body is in the Mathews and Van Buskirk funeral home, Horseheads, from where it will be removed this evening to the family home. The funeral will be held Monday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Frederick Maunder officiating. Burial in Scotchtown Ceme-tery, Erin, with the committal service by the Order of the Eastern Star.
Korean Life Is Described By Missionary
Miss Ina Rumsey, Religious Worker in Seoul, Gives Interesting Account of Her Labors in Letter to Erin Relative
(handwritten note: Wed. Jan. 27, 1932)
Erin — Conditions in Korea are described in a letter received by a local relative from Miss Ina Rum-sey, formerly of Syracuse, a mis-sionary in Seoul. Miss Rumsey was active in evangelistic work before entering the missionary field. At one time she served with the Sun-day party.
“I am here in Korea, and so glad to be here,” Miss Rumsey writes.
“It is quite different from Japan. Conditions are so much more primitive and the people much poorer.
“The past summer was the least warm of any summer in years, which was the most trying for me of any I have ever known. Most of the missionaries go away to the mountains but I stayed here. The fall has been lovely but now it is quite cold so that we need good fires. This makes my heart go out to the many poor people who live in miserable shacks. They have nothing so have taken old sticks and put up temporary shacks on the hills, nailed paper around the wood, putting old pieces of tin for roof and sides, too, if they could get the tin, or old straw matting bags for the outside.
“In these tiny exposed places they live with their babies and children, grandfathers and grand-mothers. About 60 families live in shacks like these where I visit. The authorities have asked to have a1l these shacks destroyed as they are only squatters and have no place to go. Then there are many who live in dugo-uts, where they dig holes in the sides of a hill and live in these places. These are warmer but con-ditions in both places are horrible. The way they make their living is by carrying a wooden rack on their backs and buying fruit and vegetables and flowers to sell tat a little profit.
“I live in a Korean house fifty* year old, which has been remod-eled somewhat, but it is cold. I- visit in the country villages where there are no churches, give out tracts; have meetings for the children, etc.
“The Oriental languages are diffi-cult. I enjoy the study very much and all of the life over here, since I feel that I am in his will.
“I feel that the wor1d conditions point to the end of the present dipensation and the second coming of Jesus.”
Miss Rumsey has visited here many times. She is a cousin of Mrs. Fred Rick of Erin.
(*Article says five, which has been crossed out and “fifty” written in.)
ERIN YOUTH PROVES HE CAN RAISE HENS
In the face of numerous obstacles a country boy who wanted a hen house finally succeeded in properly sheltering his poultry, and, inci-dentally has risen to fame in the estimation of friends and neighbors.
Leslie Rick of Erin, 4-H Club poultry member of Chemung Coun-ty, has been honored by having his picture on the cover of a recent bulletin published by the State Col-lege of Agriculture for the fur-therance of 4-H Club poultry work.
Not discouraged by lack of a good hen house, Leslie, who made an unusual record in this State as a 4-H worker, raised his fowl as best as possible for a few years in improvised houses that be made himself. Then he went into the woods near his home, got out logs, drew them to the mill and had them sawed. After the lumber was seasoned he bui1t his own poultry house.
Kennedy — Schneckenbruger
Mr. William Kennedy of Dale and Miss Clara E. Schneckenburger of Warsaw were quietly married at the home of the bride’s parents Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Schneckenburger, on Livingston Street Christmas day at 6 o’clock in the evening. The Rev. W.B. Smith officiating and the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Schneckenburger acting as witness-es. After the honeymoon the happy couple will make their home at Silver Springs.
(Note: The writer of this article used the two different spelling for the bride’s family in the same article.)
PITTS — PARK
Towanda — Ralph Park, son of Mrs. Jane Park of Third Street, and Miss Agnes Pitt of Elmira ware married late Monday afternoon at the Episcopal Church in Waverly by the Rev. Levi Lunn.
Mr. Park is a graduate of To-wanda High School in the class of 1925, and of Temple University. Mrs. Park is a graduate of the El-mira High Schools. After Thanks-giving Mr. and Mrs. Park will be at home at Newburgh, N. Y., where the former is assistant manager of the Personal Finance Corporation.
MISS RICK IS CORNING BRIDE (handwritten note of 1928)
CORNING, June 28 — Miss Marian Elizabeth Rick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto W. Rick of 159 Dodge Avenue, and Lionel Ray Williams of Waverly, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Williams, were united in marriage yesterday by the Rev E.J. Stewart, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, at the home of the bride’s parents.
About 30 relatives and intimate friends were present. The bride was a member of this year’s graduating class of the Northside High School and one of Corning’s most popular young women.
The couple was unattended. Miss Helen Rick, sister and Arthur Lofgren played the wedding march and incidental music. The bride was given away by her father.
Following the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served for 30 guests. The newly married couple left for a wedding trip by motor to Washington, Atlantic City and New York.
After July 1, Mr. and Mrs. Williams will be at home to their friends at 28 West Pulteney Street. Mr. Williams is employed in the cost department of the Corning Glass Works.
Stewart – Vail Wedding, West Fayette, Jan. 1— At the close of the mid-week meeting Wednesday at the Presbyterian church, in the presence of the company gathered, Rev. George Nicholls united in marriage Louis L. Stewart and Miss Nellie D. Vail, both of Romulus. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Luther S. Vail of Romulus. The happy couple will make their future home in this vicinity, with the best wishes of a large circle of friends.
PARK — RICK Wedding - A joyous event was solemnized on Sept. 23 at high
noon, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Byron T. Park, Erin, when their daughter
Ada May was united in marriage to Fred Rick both highly esteemed and popular
young people in this vicinity. The Rev. Joseph Richards, former pastor
of Chemung charge, performed the ceremony. The wedding was extremely
private, only a limited number of friends being invited. They were
unattended. The bride was dressed in a blue traveling suit with white
silk waist, and the groom wore the conventional black. After the
ceremony and congratulations a delicious lunch was served. The couple
departed on the evening train over the Lehigh for a brief wedding trip.
After Oct. 15, they will be home on Mr. Rick’s farm at Park.* Mrs. Rick
is an accomplished young woman, a graduate of the Warsaw training class,
and for a number of years has been a successful school teacher. Mr.
Rick is an energetic farmer and for several years was employed by the Lehigh
Valley railroad in the capacity of bridge carpenter, resigning this position
to look after his farming interests. Both have a wide circle of friends
who were pleased to learn of this union and wish them a long life full
of happiness and prosperity.
(*Park Station, C.M.S)
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