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Daggett & Woodside of Elmira
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Chemung County NY
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Business: Daggett & Woodside of Elmira
Township: Elmira, Chemung County NY
Rev. Thomas Beecher Photo
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Submitted by: Richard Edgerton
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Mr. and Mrs. Herbert M. Daggett, of 306 East Second street will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary Monday, December 15. It was half a century ago, in Parishville, St. Lawrence county, this state, that Miss Myra Shepard Smith, age (couldn't read) and Herbert Martin Daggett, age (couldn't read) were united in marriage. In 1887 they moved to Elmira, where Mr. Daggett and S. C. Woodside bought the Tomlinson photographic business, then located on Baldwin street. Later the Elmira Portrait Company was formed, the third member of the company being A. O. Adams, now of Cascade Locks, Ore., a brother-in-law of Mrs. Daggett. Some years later Mr. Daggett bought out this business, and until recently he conducted the well known Daggett Art Store. One year ago he sold out and retired from fusiness, since which time he has been con- tinuing in a modest way to sell pictures and make frames at his residence, 306 Second street. Mr. and Mrs. Daggett have always been actively identified with the Lake Street Presbyterian Church, where they have both taught Bible classes many years, and where Mr. Daggett was for a long time superintendent of the Sunday school. They were pioneers in the temperance movement. Mrs. Daggett was county president of the W.C.T.U. for several years, and both have always been connected with every charity and movement for community betterment. Five children have been born to them, of which three are living: Mabel C. Daggett, a teacher of French in the Girls' High School, Brooklyn: H. Myron Daggett, purchasing agent for the United States Industrial Alcohol Company of New York City, and Gertrude E. Daggett, general secretary of the Y.W.C.A. of Lewiston, Maine. There is one grandchild, Eldred Herbert Daggett, 16 years of age, son of Myron and Jesie Eldred Daggett of New York City. It being impossible for the children to be home for a celebration of this golden wedding on the 15th of December, Mr. and Mrs. Daggett took a "Golden Wedding Trip" during the month of October, visiting their children in New York and Lewiston, and having "the time of their young lives," as Mr. Daggett so charac- teristically expresses it. Aside from Mr. Daggett's lameness, both Mr. and Mrs. Daggett are in excellent health and are radiating happiness to all those with whom they come in contact, as has been their wont throughout their long and useful lives. Browning's well known lines from "Rabbi Ben Ezra," seem particularly fitting to Mr. and Mrs. Daggett at this time: "Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, The last of life, for which the first was made: Our times are in His hand Who saith, 'A whole I planned, Youth show but half; trust God; see all, nor be afraid.'"
Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA
Published On Tri-Counties Site On 09/19/2003
By Joyce M. Tice

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