Northern Christian Advocate, April 3, 1850
Sally Nickol, wife of Robert Nickol, died of consumption, in Hammond, St. Lawrence co., N.Y., March 18, in her 34th year. Early in life Sister Nickol embraced the Savior, but, like many others, "left her first love." About one week previous to her death, however, it pleased Christ to "renew her in the spirit of her mind," and she died in full confidence of a happy resurrection. Her loss is felt by a large circle of friends, but by none so keenly as her companion and five small children. But what is their loss is her gain. And we accordingly commit the dust "to the earth as it was," expecting that "when Christ, who is her life, shall appear, she also will appear with him in glory." L.D. Ferguson
Raymond W. Parsons
Bainbridge News, May 31, 1956
Raymond W. Parsons, of 37 Haendle Street, Binghamton [Broome Co., NY], died at 12:45 a.m. Saturday May 26, 1956, at the Wilson Memorial Hospital after a short illness. He is survived by his wife, Hope I. Parsons; a daughter, Miss Clara Parsons, both of Binghamton, his father, Ben W. Parsons, of Oxford, and several cousins. He was a member of Boulevard Methodist Church, Binghamton, Afton Lodge 360 F.&A.M., Vallonia Chapter 80, Royal Arch Masons, where he held the station of high priest in 1953. The body was removed to the Karschner Funeral home, Afton, where funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Melvin J. Dodd officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Bainbridge. Mr. and Mrs. Parsons and daughter were former residents of Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY].
William P. Lavender
Bainbridge News, June 28, 1956
William P. Lavender, 45, of 5 East Main Street, Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY], owner of Lavender's Bainbridge Department Store, died early Friday morning at The Hospital Sidney, after five years of failing health. Mr. Lavender was a bank examiner for the National Bank Examiners, Treasury Department, Washington, D.C., until 1945 when he bought a store in Smyrna, and one year later, he purchased the Bainbridge Department Store which he and Mrs. Lavender have conducted since that time. Born July 8, 1910 at Hasbrouck Heights, N.J., he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry P. Lavender. After graduating from high school, he attended New York University and the American Institute of Banking in New York City. In 1934, he married Miss Louise Locke, of Englewood, N.J., at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Englewood. He was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Chruch in Bainbridge. He had sung in the choir at St. Peter's and at St. Paul's all of his life time. He was a member of the Bainbridge Chamber of Commerce, the Algonquin Grange, Bainbridge, and Whitehead lodge 184, F.&A.M., Cliffside Park, N.J. Mr. Lavender will long be remembered by his many friends and associates for his gentleness and integrity, as well as his cheerfulness and great courage through his trying illness. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Louise Locke Lavender, of Bainbridge; his mother, Mrs. Harry P. Lavender, of Hasbrouck, N.J.; three sisters, Mrs. Richard Klein, of Wood Ridge, N.J., Mrs. Leslie Wilde, of Maywood, N.J., and Mrs. Robert Courtwright, of Ramsey, N.J.; four nephews; three grandnieces. The body was removed to the Harold Sherman Funeral Home, 58 West Main Street, Bainbridge, where Masonic services were conducted Sunday evening at 8 p.m. The funeral service was held at St. Peter's Episcopal Chruch Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. James E. Wolfe, rector, officiating. Burial was in St. Peter's Churchyard Cemetery. The pall bearers were: Francis A. Demeree, Fred Hamlin, Milliard G. Howland, E. Danforth Knight, Jr., David Calhoun and Herbert Denton. The honorary bearers were: Dr. Edward Danforth, Dr. Ben L. Dodge, Kenneth E. Eldred, Louis B. Fairbanks, George M. Skinner, Harry F. Noyes, L.A. Orvis, Leigh W. Evans, all of Bainbridge; and Dr. Lawrence Gellerman, of Afton.
Hattie M. Banner
Bainbridge News, September 13, 1956
Mrs. Hattie M. Banner passed away Aug. 29, 1956, at her home on Guilford Street, Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY]. She had been in poor health for several years and was confined to her bed the last three weeks following a fall in her bedroom which resulted in a fractured hip. Mrs. Banner was born Oct. 6, 1876, in Guilford [Chenango Co., NY], the daughter of Chauncey and Celinda (Boldt) Ferguson, at the old Ferguson homestead, Searles hill Road, now the home of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Bliss. Mrs. Bliss is a niece of the late Mrs. Banner. On the lawn of the Bliss farm stands a maple tree known to the Ferguson family as the Centennial Maple as it was set out just a few weeks before Mrs. Banner was born, by her late parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey Ferguson. This tree has furnished shade for many family reunions and gatherings in past years. Mrs. Banner was the youngest of seven children. On May 24, 1894, she was married to Charlie G. Smith. During their married life they lived in New Berlin, Binghamton and Otego and in New Milford, Pa. Mr. Smith died May 25, 1929. She was remarried on Apr. 5, 1930, to Robert L. Banner, of Bainbridge, and since has lived here. Mrs. Banner was a member of the First Baptist church, of Bainbridge, a past member of the old Bainbridge Grange and a past charter member of Afton O.E.S. She was held in high esteem and loved by all who knew her. She was always patient and thoughtful of others. Surviving are her husband, Robert L. Banner; three daughters, Mrs. George Myers and Mrs. Lester Stead, both of Bainbridge, and Mrs. Wilmore Harp, of Martinsburg, W.Va.; a son, Clarence Smith, of Otego; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren (a great-grandson, Russell Anderson Southard, of Otego, was born the day Mrs. Banner died); also several nieces nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Harold Sherman Funeral Home in Bainbridge. The Rev. Ruthven Chalmers, pastor of the First Baptist Chruch, Bainbridge, officiated. Burial was in the family plot in Greenlawn Cemetery, Bainbridge, the bearers, all grandsons of the deceased, were Ralph Smith and Russell Southard, of Otego; Robert Gordon, of Binghamton; Charles Myers and George Mulkins, of Bainbridge.
Loving memories never died,
As years roll on and days pass by,
In our hearts a memory is kept
Of one we loved and will never forget.
Chenango Union, September 6, 1894
SMITH: In Columbus [Chenango Co., NY], Aug. 20, 1894, Mrs. Lovice Smith.
ASHCRAFT: In German [Chenango Co., NY], Aug. 25, 1895, Harry C. [Ashcraft], son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ashcraft, aged 2 years, 6 months, 7 days.
HODGE: In Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY], Aug. 31, 1894, Mr. Charles Hodge, aged 32 years.
MERRITHEW: Near Mt. Upton [Chenango Co., NY], Aug. 22, 1894, Mrs. Merrithew, aged 76 years
DARBY: In Binghamton [Broome Co., NY], Aug. 30, 1894, Mrs. Mary Darby, aged 68 years, formerly of Greene [Chenango Co., NY].
LEE: At Cedar Mountain, N.C., Aug. 16, 1894, Mrs. Amanda Gray Lee, aged 102 years, formerly of Sherburne [Chenango Co., NY].