Sunday, October 19, 2014

Post Listing for October 13 - 19, 2014

Listing of blog postings for week of October 13-19, 2014

Marriages
Posted October 13, 2014
Alice Parsons - Chester T. Waters (1900)
Rev. E.G. Bowers - Sarah Moe (1900)
Charlotte Aurelia White - Sterling Frederick Higley (1901)
Alice Eleanor Chamberlin - Borden Jenners Smith (engagement, 1943)
Helen Louise Johnson - Philip F. Monrian (engagement, 1943)
Kathryn Burch - Robert F. Thompson (engagement, 1943)
Evelyn Crawford - Ray Cottone (1943)

Posted October 14, 2014
Orna Leigh - Frederick Seward (1943)
Marjorie Conner - Dana F. Wells (1943)
Margaret Frances Reed - John Bacon Dryden (1943)
Charlotte C. Law - William J. Batterson (1943)
Viola Frear - Dr. S.P. Dansky (engagement, 1943)
Dorothy Cuyle - Stanton K. Ward (1943)
Marriage Notices - Bainbridge Republican - 1873
     B.D. Wood - Emma L. Daniel (Afton)
     Ransom J. Wood - Nettie M. Case (Afton)
     John H. Hatton (Guilford) - Margaret A. Wilsey (Bainbridge)
     Czar Prince (Bainbridge) - Sylvana Bennett (Guilford)
     Hial Hodge - Ursula Horton (Coventry)
     Joseph G. Brown (McDonough) Ada Morse (Greene)

Posted October 16, 2014
Mellphonmeme Pratt - George J. Spohn
E. Pratt Beach - Helen G. Moody (1868)
James Pratt - Ettie Miner (1875)
Mr. & Mrs. Aurelius Pratt (30th anniversary, 1883)
Henry Aylesworth - Mary Pratt (1902)

Posted October 17, 2014
Ardie Grace Ives - Leigh Bishop Fleming
Marriage Notices - Chenango Telegraph & Chronicle, 1866
     A.W. May (Guilford ) - Edna Scott (Bainbridge
     Seneca Aylesworth - Mary Davis (Afton)
     James Burch - Zeruah Yale (Guilford)
     Joseph E. Hicks - Smely Price (Guilford)

Posted October 18, 2014
Celestia Tinker - John Porter (1865)
Norma Miner - Richard Crandall (1943)
Dorothy Atwell - Marvin L. Russell (1943)
Martha Danforth Taylor - Henry Howe Dayton (1943)
Genevieve Fontana - George L. Gecle (engagement, 1943)
Barbara Morgan - James E. Wiley (engagement, 1943)
Walter Wehner - Audrey Conklin (1943)

Posted October 19, 2014
Mr. & Mrs. Reuben Hall (70th anniversary, 1943)
Lee & Lila F. Stoddard (divorce, 1943)
Robert J. Wickham - Marjorie Smith (1943)
Lillian Treyz - James Granett (1943)
Evelyn Crawford - Raymond Cottone (1943)

 
Obituaries
Posted October 13, 2014
Mary Woodworth (Windsor, Bainbridge, 1903]
Edgar D. Hayes (Bainbridge, 1903]
Ernest Comstock (Windsor, 1943)
Joseph J. Kille (Hancock, 1943)

Posted October 14, 2014
Col. Wm. B. Pellett (Norwich, 1873)
Cyrus Dimmick (Smyrna, 1873)
Henry Nightingale (McDonough, 1873)
Mary A. Elwood (Andes, Downsville, 1943)
George Waters (Norwich, 1943)
Edward Cantwell (Margaretville, 1943)
Nelson B. Tompkins (Walton, Delhi, 1943)
Death Notices -Antimasonic Telegraph, 1834
     William Weller (Norwich)
     Polly Childs (Preston)
     Harmon Norton (Richford)

Posted October 15, 2014
Lt. Burnard L. Page (Afton, 1944) WWII Casualty
George W. Lockwood (Masonville, Nineveh, 1945)
Anna Stone McNitt (Oxford, 1944)

Posted October 16, 2014
Phebe Jane (Stevens) Pratt (Bainbridge, 1848)
Rolla B. Pratt (Bainbridge, 1902)
Bessie Comstock Rowe (Victor, Smyrna, 1902)
Sara Thorpe Thomas (Midland, Ark, 1902)
Leo Pratt (Harpursville, 1900)
Mary C. Pratt (Bainbridge, 1913)

Posted October 17, 2014
Phoebe Hubbard (Burlington Flats, 1873)
Dr. & Mrs. Maynard (Lansingville, Hamden, 1873)
Allen Burlingame (Richfield Springs, 1873)
Willie Davis (Guilford, 1873)
Death Notices - Bainbridge Republican, 1873
     Wallace F. Potter (Oxford)
     Sarah Wells (Oxford)
     Adelia Hyde (Afton)
     Almon Blackman (Preston)
     Henry M. Youmans (Oquago)
     Richard Burlingame (Afton)
     John K. Miner (Guilford)
     Richard Watson (Greene)
     Margaret Vanostrand (Greene)
    
Posted October 18, 2014
Samuel Hopkins (Norwich, 1865)
Ira E. Sherman (Sidney, 1896)
Very Rev. James A. Walsh (Susquehanna PA, 1943)
Mrs. Alfred Bagley (Pasadena CA, Walton, 1943)
Benson W. Roache (East Bridgewater PA, 1943)
Caroline Cramer Evans (Susquehanna PA, 1943)
Frank Leo Lichfuss (Delhi, 1943)
Fred S. Walter (Oneonta, 1943)  Truck accident
Iddo Skinner (Oakland, 1943)
Joseph Lukaszewski (Kingston, 1943)

Posted October 19, 2014
Jane Bush (Nineveh, 1895)
Nelson G. Place (Sidney, 1896)
Julius E. Pattengill (Oneonta, 1943)
Lottie Tagnola (Cooperstown, 1943)
Mary L. (French) Nicol (Oakland, PA, 1943)
Oscar Storer (Lanesboro PA, 1943)
Alice M. Harkness (Delhi, 1943)
Alice Lewis Burns (Delhi, 1943)
Frank C. Robinson (Oneonta, 1943)
John Corbett (Port Ewen, 1943)

 
Miscellaneous
Posted October 13, 2014
Ruth Goodman of American Red Cross Writes from Australia, 1943
Soldier News continued - 1943
     Clifton Arthur Skinner Killed in Action
     Rexford F. Locke Killed in Action
     Arthur VerValin, Sr. Enlists -WWI Veteran
     WAC Helen Nesbitt in Florida
     Donald J. Patchen completes basic flying training

Posted October 14, 2014
Soldier News continued - 1943
     Sgt. Truair Halbert Missing in Action
     Pvt. Robert Kingsley Injured in Action
     David Blakeley & Robert Lee Join the Navy
     Robert Christy Joins the Marines
     S/Sgt Charles Fenner Assigned to 1548th Army Service Unit
     Lt. Harry Odell Missing in Action

Posted October 15, 2014
BCHS Class of 1940 - Part 4
Llewellyn Hubbard honored at Manlius 1935
Soldier News continued - 1943
     Chester Dodd & William Beardsley Wounded in Action
     CPO Clarence Meehan Missing in Action
     Pvt. John Edward is Japanese POW
     Pvt. Leonard Cone Injured in Africa
     Letter from Tony Polsky from "Somewhere in the Pacific"

Posted October 16, 2014
B-G Central School Honor Society, 1962 (photo)
Soldier News continued - 1943
     Milton Simonds Joins Seabees
     Italy Surrenders
     Frank Lewis Enters Navy
     Lt. Warren Barnet Killed in Airplane Accident
     1st Lt. James Moore Decorated
     T/Sgt. John Martin Jr. Decorated

Posted October 17, 2014
Settlement of School Site Issue, 1873 (Bainbridge)
Everette Herrick Discharged from Navy, 1944

Posted October 18, 2014
Miscellaneous Items
     Frederick Sexton of Sherburne - Long-time Subscriber - 1865
     Bainbridge - M.E. Church Activities - 1865
     Lola Read of Greene Celebrates 100th Anniversary - 1901
     Olin Howe of Guilford Much Afflicted - 1901
Soldier News continued - 1943
     Walter Stapleton & John Beiling on Death List
     Marshall Stoutenburg Japanese POW
     Sheridan Spoonhower Killed on Duty
     Gunnar Wahlberg Promoted
     Sgt. Carl Wells Rewarded for Heroism
     Helen Clark Averell in Washington
     Myron Lyon Carl Enrolled as Aviation Cadet
    

Posted October 19, 2014
Soldier News continued - 1943
     Robert Fayette Smith in Training for Army Air Corps
     Service Men's Plaque in Bainbridge Park
     Capt. Dodge to Care for Pvt. Joseph Moore
     Roswell Monroe Meets Henry Gardner in Pacific
     Robert Hughston Promoted
Miscellaneous Items
     The Mysterious Bullet (Phelps & Fitch, Norwich, NY) - 1887
     The Theft of the One-Eyed Gray Horse - 1887
     Herman Goodman Held for Death of Anna Husch - 1943

Miscellaneous Items

A Mysterious Bullet
Chenango Semi-Weekly Telegraph, March 12, 1887

Norwich, Chenango Co., NY:  Wednesday afternoon, there was a crash in the store of Phelps & Fitch [Dry Goods Merchants], that blanched the cheeks and painfully startled the marrows in the bones of every employer of the "Bee-Hive."  At the time Mr. Phelps the senior proprietor sat at the desk in the cash den near the back end of the store.  Simultaneously with the crash, a bullet dropped at his feet.  In the upper glass of the rear door was found a hole just the bigness of the bullet.  Where the bullet came from is a mystery   Mr. Phelps cannot believe that it was an attempt at assassination.  He is not aware of having any enemy who would resort to such desperate methods to get rid of him.  The window pane will be repaired.  In the future if any one desires to break glass for the "Bee-Hive," the proprietors would suggest some more civilized way.  A hammer would do the business just as well as a bullet.  The latter is too suggestive of the western slope way of doing things.

The Theft of the One-Eyed Gray Horse
Chenango Union, May 12, 1887

A stranger stopped at Daniel Fisher's Wednesday night and asked the privilege of staying.  His rig consisted of a gray horse blind in one eye, and a top buggy nearly new.  Next morning he intimated that he wanted to sell his outfit.  Fisher sent him to Tilly Case.  Coming to town, the stranger sought out Mr. Case and offered to sell the rig at a price much below its real value.  Mr. Case agreed to take it, but insisted first that the stranger show up his title to the property.  This the stranger, who said he came from Stephen's Point, Penn., went off to do, but instead of telegraphing to friends, returned to Fisher's and told him he was going to Utica.  When he left he went up the Whaupaunaucau road, which leadeth to Utica in a very indirect manner.  The whole preceding excited the suspicion that somebody, somewhere has lost a one-eyed gray horse and a top buggy nearly new--Telegraph, 7th.
 
A postal card received at this office, Saturday, contains an advertisement, offering $75 reward for the return of a horse and wagon, the horse stolen from J.W. Axtell, at China, town of Deposit [Delaware Co., NY], on the night of Tuesday, May 3d.  The horse is described as a gelding dapple gray horse, weight from 1,000 to 1050, blocky built, sound in limbs, good feet; right eye has been knocked out with a stone, leaving a large indentation.  Also, a top buggy from Albert Daniels, at China, newly painted, running gear dark wine colored, striped with red or yellow; no cushion or side curtains; half leather top; left thill broke under leather where side strap goes on; the inside of one spoke on right hind wheel has not been painted.  Supposed to have been taken by a man about five feet tall, weighing one hundred and seventy-five pounds; sandy hair and whiskers; talks very low and slow.  Address J.M. Wilson, Deposit, N.Y.  This is undoubtedly the rig that Tilly Case came near buying.  Had he but known, he could have made $75 easily.
 
Later--The carriage has been recovered by its owner.  The stranger traded it with a North Norwich [Chenango Co., NY] man, for another carriage and $12 in money.  Of course the latter loses both his carriage and money.

Herman Goodman Held for Death of Anna Husch
Bainbridge News & Republican, Oct. 14, 1943

Herman Goodman, 28-year-old Parksville [Sullivan Co., NY] farm hand, was held in the jail at Monticello Monday on a first degree manslaughter charge arising from the death of Miss Anna Husch, 18, of Livingston Manor [Sullivan Co., NY], who, police say, leaped from Goodman's speeding car when she became frightened at his advances.  Miss Husch died at Maimonides Hospital, Liberty, Saturday, six hours after she had jumped from Goodman's car on Route 17 near Livingston Manor.  Goodman was arrested Sunday at his home.  At first he made a denial of  any knowledge of the case, but later signed a statement in which he declared that Miss Husch had jumped from his car when she became frightened at his advances.  She died without regaining consciousness.
 
The girl lived on the Livingston Manor - White Sulphur Springs road and was returning to her home from Livingston Manor, where she worked as a maid, when Goodman stopped to offer her a ride.  The girl, police said, had been engaged to a service man for a short time, and ordinarily made a practice of refusing proffered rides.  Her brother and Goodman, however, delivered mile to the same creamery and she apparently recognized him.
 
She accepted his offer, rode for only two-tenths of a mile and then leaped from the vehicle, striking her head on the highway.  Other motorists failed to get the license number of the car but were able to provide an accurate description of the vehicle as it sped away.
 
Officers went to the Goodman home, found the motor of the car still warm.  They roused Goodman out of bed.   He first told them the car had not been used since 8 o'clock Saturday morning, but later admitted having driven two men into Livingston manor before noon.  He denied having seen the girl, but later admitted having made advances to her soon after she got in his car.

Marriages (October 19)

Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Hall, of Binghamton [Broome Co., NY], reached a memorable date in their lives Saturday, Oct. 23.  It was their 70th wedding anniversary.  Grandparents of Representative Edwin A. Hall, Mr. Hall is 93 years old and Mrs. hall is 90 years old.  Both are natives of Allegany County, where they were married in 1873.  Mrs. Hall's maiden name was Mary Brown.  Before Mr. Hall retired, he was a buyer of retail and wholesale mercantile establishments in Binghamton, where he settled in 1898.  Their only son is Edwin A. Hall, Sr.  Besides Representative Hall, their other grandchildren are First Lieut, Charles Hall, on duty in the south Pacific, and Mrs. Helen Hall Callard, of Syracuse.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Oct. 28, 1943]
 
A Sidney [Delaware Co., NY] correspondent says that Supreme Court Justice Martin W. Deyo, Binghamton, has granted an interlocutory decree of divorce to Lila F. Stoddard against her husband, Lee Stoddard, formerly of this village.  Children of the marriage were awarded to the plaintiff.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Oct. 21, 1943]
 
Wickham - Smith:  Corporal Robert J. Wickham, of Sidney [Delaware Co., NY], and Miss Marjorie Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Bradford Smith, of North Syracuse [Onondaga Co., NY], was solemnized in the Andrews Memorial Methodist Church in North Syracuse.  They spent a few days in New York City, after which Corporal Wickham returned to the Army and the bride to Sidney, where she is employed as secretary to Charles Flagg of the Scintilla Magneto Division.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Oct. 14, 1943]
 
Granett - Treyz:  Miss Lillian Treyz, formerly of Livingston Manor [Sullivan Co., NY], and James Granett, of Virginia and Washington, D.C., were married Saturday, Sept. 25.  They will live in Washington.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Oct. 14, 1943]
 
Cottone - Crawford:  Miss Evelyn Crawford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.  Harold Crawford, and Raymond Cottone, both of Grand Gorge [Delaware Co., NY], were married Monday at that place.  [Bainbridge news & Republican, Oct. 14, 1943]
 
 

Obituaries (October 19)

Entered into rest on the morning of February 12, 1895, after an illness of ten days Mrs. Jane Bush of Nineveh, N.Y. [Broome Co., NY], aged 74 years.  The subject of this notice was born and spent her early days near Oxford, Chenango county, and after marrying the late Riley Bush with him made her home at Nineveh.  She was a quiet, unassuming woman, attending strictly to her domestic affairs.  Cheerful and pleasant to all she met, and cared but little for the actions or doings of people outside of her circle.  She had long been a member of the Presbyterian church, a regular attendant of the same when her infirmities would admit and was also a liberal giver for its support.  Although living past the allotted time of three score and ten years, she like her husband who went before, was one who could not well be spared and will long be remembered as one who died having charity for all and malice toward none. 

Surrounded by beautiful flowers, lying peacefully at rest, as if only in a gentle sleep, the remains of Nelson G. Place last Tuesday afternoon rested in a beautiful casket, while his sorrowing friends were gathered to take a last, fond look at the kindly face so dear to all.  The sun had already touched the Western horizon at the close of another day, typical in its flood of departing glory of another life just closed, a life whose rays had lent geniality and warmth more enduring even than those of the great luminary.  It was a scene of touching beauty as the rays of the departing sun beamed through the stained windows of the church, flooding the chancel in a glory of light, where lay the casket, surrounded by banks of flowers.  Nature seemed hushed.  A beautiful life had closed.  The funeral services of Mr. Nelson G. Place, held at 5:30 p.m. of the 19th inst. at the M.E. church in this village, assembled together a large gathering of relatives and friends, all bound by one common tie of affliction and mourning.  All the representatives of the Place family, from far and near, were present with the exception of Mrs. Austin Hall, who was unable to be present on account of illness.  The services were touchingly impressive.  They were conducted by Rev A.D. Decker, Rev. H.B. Benedict, Rev. J.B. Cook and Rev. T.A. Carlson, all of whom delivered tributes of the tenderest eulogy to the memory of the deceased, every word finding a deep response in the hearts of everyone present.  It was intended that the school children should attend the services but owing to the lateness of the hour they could not be present.  The school, however, sent a beautiful floral harp in token of their love and esteem.  The Y.M.C.A. also remembered their departed brother by sending a beautiful floral pillow with monogram.  The casket was covered and entwined with roses, while on the platform was a large display of flowers.  The music by the church choir was beautifully rendered.

The services of Mr. Nelson G. Place to our community were those of a philanthropist.  Few men have labored more zealously and unselfishly toward the up building of Sidney [Delaware Co., NY] than Mr. Place.  His services in extending and fostering our school system will long be remembered.  Although he had no children to educate, while in health, he was the life and soul of the Sidney High school.  Our fine school is a direct fruit of his zeal and fidelity and his onerous duties as President of our Board of Education were discharged in a manner that reflected high credit upon himself and the many friends whose confidence he so fully enjoyed.  He was the founder of our Y.M.C.A. and an enthusiastic worker in the noble, pure cause of temperance.  Where a good deed was to be done Nelson Place was always in the fore, ever leading ever encouraging, never faltering.  The same testimony can be borne to his zeal as a church worker.  His labors must have come home to the minds of all present at these services  The lips were sealed that had so often spoken in that sanctuary.  The musical tones of that voice were no more to be heard that had lent grace and comfort to many faltering hearts.  Touched by the hand of death a captain laid silent in the citadel of his own building.  Though young in years, gathered as a sheaf before its ripening, Nelson was animated by that spirit which yearns only for the good of others.  Pure in heart, pure in mind, honest to the core, firm yet gentle, he dared for the right.  Scoffs or jeers, malice or derision could not in combined effort swerve him from the path of duty.  Such men are not of this world.  they tarry not long.  They go from us only too soon, leaving memories blessed to all who come in contact with them.  Mr. Place was 37 years of age.  He leaves a widow to mourn his loss, one who with touching fidelity remained by his side throughout his long illness, ministering to his needs, cheering him in his sufferings.  To her as well as to the entire family there goes forth feelings of the deepest sympathy in the loss of one so good, so true and gentle.  And thus does the grave, ever cruel, ever remorseless, claim its own.  Dust shall return to dust but in humble submission must we bow to the One who giveth and taketh away and say:  "Thy will be done."  [Died May 17, 1896, Buried Prospect Hill Cemetery, Sidney, NY]

Although he had not been in usual health for some time, death of Julius E. Pattengill, aged 73, of Oneonta [Otsego Co., NY], a retired New York City police officer, came suddenly in Albany City Hospital Sunday morning following a major operation which he underwent Saturday afternoon.  Surviving are his widow; two sons, Harold Pattengill, of Sidney, and George Pattengill, of Laurens, and a granddaughter, Miss Marilyn Pattengill, of Laurens,  Mrs. Pattengill formerly Mary Robinson Hoke, became his wife at her home in Mt. Vision Oct. 31, 1902.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Oct. 28, 1943]
 
Mrs. Lottie Tagnola died in the Mary Imogene Basseett Hospital, Cooperstown [Otsego Co., NY], Sunday afternoon from pneumonia which followed a hip fracture suffered about two weeks ago.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Oct. 28, 1943]
 
Mrs. Warren S. Nicol, 38, died at the family home Oakland, Pa. Wednesday, Oct. 13.  She had been ill for a long time.  Her maiden name was Mary L. French, and she was a native of Lanesboro [Susquehanna Co., PA].  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Oct. 28, 1943]

Oscar Storer, well known resident of Lanesboro [PA], dropped dead as he worked about the barn on his place, Oct. 17.  One of his horses got out of the stable, and as Mr. Storer hurried about to regain control over the steed, he was seized with a heart attack and died before a physician could be summoned.  [Bainbridge news & Republican, Oct. 28, 1943]

Mrs. Alice M. Harkness, 77, widow of Edward O. Harkness, prominent Delaware County educator, died at Delhi Friday.  Mrs. Harkness was born in Margaretville [Delaware Co., NY] April 18, 1866, a daughter of George and Magdalyn (Rae) Gilbert.  She taught school in Margaretville when she was a young woman and was following that profession when she met Mr. Harkness, then a member of the Margaretville Academy faculty.  They were married Nov. 27, 1890, and the couple moved to Delhi [Delaware Co., NY] in 1897 when Mrs. Harkness gave up her teaching.  Her husband became one of the county's leading school authorities.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Oct. 28, 1943]

Mrs. Alice Lewis Burns, 68, a life-long resident of Delhi [Delaware Co., NY], died at the Delaware County sanatorium Sunday morning following an illness of about a year.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Oct. 7, 1943]

Frank C. Robinson, a former Oneontan [Otsego Co., NY] and a D.&H. conductor many years, died Saturday morning at home in Binghamton [Broome Co., NY].  He had been ill with a heart ailment.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Oct. 7, 1943]

John Corbett, of Port Ewen [Ulster Co., NY], a boatman, died of a heart attack on Friday in New York City.  He was stricken while stepping from his boat to the dock, fell overboard and died after being recovered from the water.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Oct. 7, 1943]

Soldier News continued - 1943

Robert Fayette Smith in Training
Bainbridge News & Republican, October 7, 1943

Aviation Cadet Robert Fayette Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fayette L. Smith, of Route 1, Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY], has completed approximately one-third of his Pilot Training and will soon report to an Air Corps Basic Flying School in Newport, Ark., for the intermediate phase of his flying training.  Before entering the Air Corps, Cadet Smith attended Bainbridge Central High School and Rochester Mechanics Institute.  He received pre-flight training at a College Training Detachment.  He has two brothers serving in the Army.  Upon completion of his Basic and Advanced Training, he will be given his wings and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Air Corps.
 
Service Men's Plaque in Bainbridge Park
Bainbridge News & Republican, October 7, 1943
 
Residents of Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY] cannot have failed to observe the expanding list of names of village boys and girls in the services as posted on the board which stands in a prominent location in the park.  The count now is 290 names.  With so many serving there is hardly a family in Bainbridge that does not have a son or brother or some near relative in one of the armed services.
 
The erection of the plaque was made possible through support of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Bainbridge Woman's Club.  A very appropriate site in the beautiful surroundings of the park was chosen in which this symbol of the loyalty and patriotism of Bainbridge youth now stands.
 
Maintenance of the plaque and the neat printing and decorating which attracts all observers is the work of Gervase Prince who must recall his own days in service during World War I each time he adds the name of one of the present generation of soldiers to the ever-growing list.  The business and professional men of Bainbridge through the Chamber of Commerce take this opportunity of expressing their appreciation for this excellent work.
 
Capt. Dodge to Aid Pvt. Joseph Moore
Bainbridge News & Republican, Oct. 14, 1943
 
Pvt. Joseph G. Moore, of New Guinea, who was taken ill with dysentery about the middle of September, was greatly improved when visited by Capt. Ben L. Dodge, of Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY], on Sept. 22, according to a letter received by Mrs. Dodge.
 
Capt. Dodge, who is stationed about 40 miles from Pvt. Moore, learned of "Joe's" illness through a report and immediately went to see him.  Capt. Dodge asked "Joe's" attending physician if Joe could be moved near  him so he could care for him, and the permission was granted just as soon as he was able to make the 40-mile trip.
 
Capt. Dodge had also suffered from an attack of dysentery recently, as had many of the men in that locality.
 
Roswell Monroe Meets Henry Gardner in Pacific
Bainbridge News & Republican, Oct. 14, 1943
 
Roswell S. Monroe, A.M.M. 3/C, USNR, who is stationed somewhere in the Pacific War Area, was in a barber shop recently when in walked Henry G. Gardner, Jr., A.M.M. 3/C, USNR.  "Hank," who has been in the Pacific for several months, has the same address as "Roz."
 
Robert Hughston Promoted
Bainbridge News & Republican, Oct. 14, 1943
 
Robert L. Hughston, of Bainbridge, R.D.2, who enlisted in the Army Engineers about six weeks ago, has been made a private first class.  P.F.C. Hughston, who has a wife and three children, is now in training at Camp Claiborne, La.  Before entering the service, he was employed at the Scintilla Magneto Co.
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Marriages (October 18)

The beautiful and accomplished Miss Celestia Tinker, who, with her sister, have so often pleased Norwich audiences with their splendid singing, was married on the 19th ult. at Attica, N.Y., to John Porter, Esq., Cashier of the Merchants' National Bank at Meadville Pa.  We understand it is now the intention of the "Star Sisters," (both being married) to leave the stage, a fact which will cause regret among their many admirers and friends everywhere.  [Chenango Telegraph, Aug. 23, 1865]

CRANDALL - MINER:  Miss Norma Miner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lorenzo D. Miner, and Richard Crandall, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Crandall, both of Sidney [Delaware Co., NY], were united in marriage Saturday afternoon in the Sidney Methodist church, by the Rev. Roy T. Henwood.  They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Donald Barrows, of Norwich, sister and brother-in-law of the bridegroom.  Both Mr. and Mrs. Crandall are graduates of Sidney High School.  Mrs. Crandall has been employed in the drafting department at the Scintilla.  The groom is a pharmacist mate, third class, located at Sampson Naval base.  They will reside in Geneva.  ]Bainbridge News & Republican, Sept. 23, 1943]
 
RUSSELL - ATWELL:  Miss Dorothy Atwell, daughter of Mrs. Jennie H. Atwell, of Windsor [Broome Co., NY], became the bride of Staff Sergeant Marvin L. Russell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Russell, of North Windsor, Tuesday evening, Sept. 14, at the home of the bride.  The bride, a graduate of Windsor Central School, Class of 1937, has been employed at the Scintilla Magneto plant in Sidney for the past two and one-half years.  The groom also was graduated from Windsor Central School, Class of 1938, and upon graduation enlisted in the U.S. Army.  The couple left Thursday for Fort McIntosh, Laredo, Tex., where they will make their home.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Sept. 23, 1943]
 
Miss Martha Danforth Taylor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George D. Taylor, of Stamford [Delaware Co., NY], was united in marriage to Lt. Henry Howe Dayton, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Marean Dayton, on Saturday, Sept. 11.  The bride is a graduate of Stamford Seminary and of Skidmore college in Saratoga. The groom was also graduated from Stamford Seminary and later attended the N.Y. State School of Agriculture at Cobleskill.  Since graduation from college, Mrs. Dayton has taught two years in Cazenovia Junior College, and is now teaching in Miss Beard's School in Orange, N.J.  Mr. Dayton was with the International Business Machines Co., at Endicott until his enlistment in the Army in February, 1940.  After a short honeymoon trip, Lt. Dayton will return to his duties in the Army and Mrs. Dayton to her position in Orange, N.J.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Sept. 23, 1943]
 
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fontana, of Livingston Manor [Sullivan Co., NY], announce the engagement of their daughter, Genevieve, to George L. Gecle, of Delhi [Delaware Co., NY].  Miss Fontana is at present employed at Homer Folks Sanitarium, Oneonta [Otsego Co., NY].  No date has been set for the wedding.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Sept. 23, 1943]

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin A. Morgan, of Delhi [Delaware Co., NY], have announced the engagement of their daughter, Barbara, to James E. Wiley, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Wiley, Schenectady.  They will be married Oct. 9.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Sept. 23, 1943]

The engagement has been announced of Walter Wehner, of Shandelee [Sullivan Co., NY], and Miss Audrey Conklin, of Willowemoc [Sullivan Co., NY], who is secretary of the Livingston Manor Central School.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Sept. 23, 1943]

Obituaries (October 18)

DIED:  At Barton, Tioga Co., N.Y., on August 13th, Mr. Samuel Hopkins, aged 77 years and 5 months.  Mr. Hopkins was a native of Rhode Island and a brother of the late Frederick Hopkins Esq., of this town [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY].  He will be remembered by our older citizens as a Clerk of Judge John Noyes of this village, as the Collector and frequent constable of the town of Norwich, and as Under Sheriff of the county and Jailor during the sheriffalty of Col. Wm. Munroe.  About a dozen years ago he removed from his farm in North Norwich to the place of his decease.  Mr. H. had peculiarities of manner and a great fund of wit and social humor which rendered him a genial companion among friends.  His death is the removal of another ancient land mark of our early settlers.  [Chenango Telegraph, Aug. 23, 1865]

Death Relieves the Patient Sufferer and on Tuesday Morning, Feb. 25 [1896], he enters into his Eternal Rest - A Model Citizen, a kind, Loving Father, a true Friend and a Christian Gentleman, has Gone from our Midst. 
Ira E. Sherman
 
Death has taken from our midst a  highly esteemed citizen whose place it will be difficult to fill.  Mr. Ira E. Sherman, whose death it is our sad duty to chronicle, was a man whose purity of character and sterling worth were beyond reproach.  A kindly man, loved and respected by all, he was guided by the true principle of Christianity.  He feared God and kept His commandments.  In his dealing with men he was careful, cautious and prudent, and for the frailties of others he exercised the same charity he would ask for himself.  Always pure minded, no unkind word ever escaped his lips.  He breathed kindness and good will to all.  Although deprived by sad affliction of the comfort and presence of a beloved wife, no family circle had a kinder father, a wiser counselor and truer friend.  To his children he was bound by ties of the most tender love and affection.  To them he has bequeathed a pure and unsullied name, a legacy by the side of which silver and gold compare as mere dross.
 
Mr. Ira E. Sherman was born at Oxford, New Haven Co., Ct., Jan. 12th 1826.  In 1837 his parents moved to Delaware County, N.Y., making their home on the farm now occupied by Harris Gallett.  On this farm most of the life of Mr. Sherman has been spent and during his early years, it was a matter of pride with him to make this farm an attractive and interesting example of what life on the farm should be. 
 
Mr. Sherman was early instrumental with others in organizing an Agricultural society in this section called the Susquehanna Valley Agriculture Society.  This Association was largely instrumental in fostering agricultural development and its annual fairs were, for many years, the principal event of the season.   When the Albany and Susquehanna railroad was first contemplated, Mr. Sherman gave it all possible encouragement and aid.  He was one of the earliest subscribers to its stock, and as Commissioner of the town of Sidney [Delaware Co., NY], turned over a portion of its Bonds to the Company when this aid was of vital necessity to the very life of the enterprise.  Before the completion of the road, he was re-elected a member of the board of Directors, holding the position for some years after the road was leased to the D.&H. Canal Company.  It was during his directorship that the Erie railway, under the Fisk management, sought by force and unfair means to obtain possession of the A.&S. Road, and many exciting scenes are remembered by those who were parties to this conflict in the days gone by.  In 1865 Mr. Sherman was elected a Member of the State Legislature and in 1866 was re-elected by a flattering majority.  During this session he was Chairman of the Committee of railroads and was largely instrumental in obtaining aid from the State to the amount $250,000 in building the A.&S. road.  When our village became incorporated Mr. Sherman was elected as its first President [i.e. mayor].  He filled that office with the ability and fidelity for which he was so well noted and was re-elected.  Few men have taken a more sincere and intelligent interest in the growth and development of Sidney than Mr. Sherman.  It was with a proper feeling of public pride that he witnessed the rapid growth of Sidney, and his wise counsel in municipal affairs, and all matters relating to the public welfare will long be missed in our community.
 
A modest man, never given to the praise of his own work, many failed to appreciated Mr. Sherman's scholarly attainments and true literary worth.  These, apparently, were pearls of great price he loved to show to the circle of his more intimate friends.  The public however greatly appreciated the glimpse afforded in his published work, "Old Time Memories" - a work of intrinsic value.  It is a fine collection of poetical gems, and will long be fondly treasured by the reading public.
 
Mr. Sherman was 69 years, 8 months and 7 days old.  He leaves a widow and three estimable children, Jeanie R., Charles R., and Frederick W. Sherman to mourn his untimely loss.  The sympathy of the entire community goes forth to them in their deep sorrow. The funeral was held at the Congregational church at 2 p.m. Thursday and was largely attended.  Rev. T.A. Carlson selected his text from Jno.l 1,23:  "I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, make straight the way of the Lord."  It was a fitting and impressive discourse, bearing consolation to the hearts of all.  And thus closes the life chapter of a worthy and exalted citizen who leaves our world better, brighter and purer for having lived in it.  [buried Prospect Hill Cemetery, Sidney, NY]
 
Very Rev. James A. Walsh, pastor of St. John's Roman Catholic Church in Susquehanna [PA], and one of the best known and most outstanding priests in the Scranton Diocese, died at the Barnes Hospital Thursday afternoon.  Long in poor health and under treatment at the Barnes Hospital for some time, following treatment in the Packer Hospital, in Sayre, he was stricken with a heart attack Tuesday and removed to the Barnes  Hospital, where he died as he was being placed under an oxygen tent.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Sept. 23, 1943]
 
Mrs. Alfred Bagley, of South Pasadena, Calif., died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Mary Thurston, in Walton [Delaware Co., NY], Thursday, Sept. 16.  Mrs. Bagley came east a few days ago to visit her sister.  She made the trip across the continent unaccompanied despite her age of 80 years and arrived in Walton in good spirits and apparently good health.  She had been here but a few days when she suffered a heart attack.   Mrs. Bagley was born in the Town of Hamden [Delaware Co., NY], 80 years ago, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Brainard.  After her marriage to Mr. Bagley they lived in Walton until about 30 years ago when they moved to California.  [Bainbridge News & Republican,  Sept. 23, 1943]
 
Benson W. Roache, of East Bridgewater Township, Susquehanna County [PA], died in the Barnes Memorial Hospital in Susquehanna, Thursday morning.  He was 77 years of age.  Mr. Roache, sustained serious injuries several weeks ago when he fell on upper Court street, Binghamton, as he was crossing the street near the overpass.  His skull was fractured and he fractured a bone near the elbow.  He was treated in the Binghamton City Hospital and later taken to the Barnes Hospital.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Sept. 23, 1943]
 
Mrs. Caroline Cramer Evans, wife of Edward Evans, died at the family home in Susquehanna [PA] Friday afternoon, Sept. 10.  Mrs. Evans was born in Deposit [Delaware Co., NY] on Aug. 1, 1881, the daughter of the late Mathias Cramer.  Besides her husband she is survived by two sons, two daughters and five sisters.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Sept. 23, 1943]

Frank Leo Lichfuss, 48, for many years a farmer near Delhi [Delaware Co., NY], died Wednesday night at Bellevue Hospital, New York, as a result of pneumonia, which developed following two major operations performed during the past three weeks.  Surgery had been resorted to in an attempt to remove a blood clot in the brain cavity believed caused by an injury suffered on his farm a year ago.  Mr. Lichfuss suffered a broken neck when he was jounced from the back of a wagon at his farm in the early summer of 1942.  He had been unable to do heavy work since, but until a few weeks ago he appeared to be making a complete recovery.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Sept. 30, 1943]

Fred S. Walter was killed shortly after noon Friday on his sister's Goodyear Lake farm, near Oneonta [Otsego Co., NY], when he was crushed beneath a pick-up truck which he was loading with wood on a hill west of Route 28.  The 71-year-old man had been assisting with general farm work on the A.S. Lull farm.  Otsego County coroner issued a verdict of accidental death.  Indications were that the brake of the vehicle slipped and the truck rolled down the hill.  Evidently  Mr Walter jumped on the running board to reach the brake and stop the truck. When relatives found the victim, he was crushed beneath the truck which had toppled over his chest.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Sept. 30, 1943]

After an illness extending over several months, Iddo Skinner, a retired Erie veteran, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Walter Fisk, Oakland, Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 21.  Mr. Skinner was born in Oakland township 89 years ago, and lived there all of his life. He was employed as a hostler by the Erie for 46 years, retiring on a pension.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Sept. 30, 1943]

Joseph Lukaszewski, aged 16, was drowned last Friday while swimming in the Rondout Creek at Kingston [Ulster Co., NY].  The body was recovered an hour later.  A spectator said he saw the lad jump into the creek, and a few minutes later when he looked again the boy was not to be seen.  he went to the boys' rowboat and found his clothing still in it, but no sign of the youth.  Men were notified and the body recovered by grappling.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Sept. 23, 1943]
 
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Miscellaneous Itews

Frederick Sexton - Long-Term Subscriber
Chenango Telegraph, August 23, 1865

We were pleased to receive a call last week from our old friend Frederick Sexton of Sherburne [Chenango Co., NY].  He came in to renew his subscription, which he has regularly done every year since the establishment of the Telegraph.  Mr. Sexton was one of the original stock holders of the paper, and has done much since he ceased to have a pecuniary interest as well as before, to sustain it. Though eighty-five years of age and upwards, his step is light and his form unbent, and though his hair is whitening, yet his eye is undimmed, he being able to read without the aid of glasses.  Mr. Sexton has long been in Sherburne and has done much towards developing the resources of that town.  A man of true integrity, and of unblemished reputation, long may he live to gladden his household by his presence and his neighbors by his good deeds.
 
Bainbridge M.E. Church Activities
Chenango Telegraph, August 23, 1865
 
Messrs. Editors: 
I promised to keep you posted in regard to the improvements going on in our village;  it is trying to keep up with the times.
 
The M.E. Society of this village are remodeling their Church at an expense of about $3000.  It is to be built after the plan of the M.E. Church in Gilbertsville.  Mr. William Cooley of Guilford, has taken the contract, and a number of men are at work on the job.  Mr. Cooley is a man of energy, and all who know him, are convinced that he will accomplish what he undertakes.
 
The Society of the Church gave a Pic Nic for the benefit of the Sabbath School children, on Tuesday, the 15th inst.  Although but one day's notice was given, a large concourse assembled at the Church, and repaired to a splendid Grove about four miles below the village, where all enjoyed themselves to their hearts content.  The singing was led by the Melodeon, played by Professor S. Copley of this village.  All who know Mr. Copley, know him to be a young man well versed in music, and a skillful player on the Piano.  Great praise is due him for his willingness to lend a helping hand on all such occasions.  A short, but very interesting address, suited to the occasion, was delivered by Rev. Mr. Smith, preacher in charge.  We are happy to see the interest that parents, teachers, and friends are taking in the cause of Sabbath schools.  It is destined to ride on victorious till it shall conquer the whole world; the children and youth of our land will, ere long, be called to take the places of those who are now at the head of States, and of Churches, and how can we start them on the right track in better a way, than in the Sabbath School!  Success to this glorious institution ordained by man, but blest of God.
 
Lola Read of Greene Celebrates 100th Birthday
Oxford Times, Feb. 13, 1901
 
The reception given at their home on Jackson street [Greene, Chenango Co., NY], Saturday afternoon by Mr. and Mrs. John Ringer Juliand in honor of the one hundredth birthday anniversary of Mrs. Juliand's mother, Mrs. Lola Read, was attended by many friends and was not only a delightful social event but an occasion unprecedented in the village.  Mrs. Read, assisted by Mr. and Mrs. Juliand, received all the guests and was in the best of health and spirits, apparently greatly enjoying her birthday party.  Except that she is deaf, Mrs. Read is in possession of all her faculties and does not look more than eighty-five.  Mrs. Read was the recipient of many handsome and costly gifts, among them a leather case containing one hundred silver dollars of 1901 coinage.  From a friend in New York came a silver mounted cut glass loving-cup designed by Tiffany. The rooms were elaborately decorated with flowers, carnations predominating, and light refreshments were served. 

Olin Howe of Guilford Much Afflicted
Oxford Press, Sept. 6, 1901

Olin W. Howe of Guilford, son of Henry L. Howe of Bainbridge, is a curious example of being pursued by fate--that is, being unfortunate by force of circumstances.  He has been employed on the O.&W. railroad for some time, but a year ago was laid off from a severe attack of diabetes.  Last winter he injured a finger and blood poisoning set in and while nursing that he went out hunting and shot off the finger of his left hand.  On July 23d of this year, he was hurt in a railroad wreck at Parker, or Guilford station, and one leg was amputated below the knee, the other foot being badly bruised and injured.  Notwithstanding all these discouraging experiences Mr. Howe has recovered so far as to be about on crutches and is very brave and hopeful for the future.  He has been very kindly aided by good friends to whom he wishes to extend thanks--Bainbridge Republican

Soldier News continued - 1943

Walter Stapleton & John Beiling on Death List
Bainbridge News & Republican, Sept. 23, 1943

Sullivan County [NY] has two  more names on the fatal list of World War II--Walter Stapleton, 50, of Monticello, and John J. Beiling, 32, of Liberty.  Both died at sea, in service with the Navy, Stapleton of a heart ailment, and Beiling of injuries suffered in line of duty.  Death of the latter was announced in a Navy Department telegram to his father, George Beiling, of Liberty.  He was buried at sea, with Naval honors.
 
Marshall Stoutenburg Japanese POW
Bainbridge News & Republican, Sept. 23, 1943
 
Mr. and Mrs. James Stoutenburg have received a card from their son, Marshall Stoutenburg, signed in his own handwriting, from a Japanese prison camp.
 
Sheridan Spoonhower Killed While on Duty
Bainbridge News & Republican, Sept. 23, 1943
 
Soldier Sheridan Spoonhower, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Spoonhower, fo R.D.3, Susquehanna [PA], whose death in the Army was noted a few days ago, was killed while on duty 80 miles from Camp Beale, Calif.  He was riding at the head of a motor column when the motorcycle he was riding skidded on a curve, hit a pile of rocks and threw him from the vehicle. 
 
Gunnar Wahlberg Promoted
Bainbridge News & Republican, Sept. 30, 1943
 
Gunnar H. Wahlberg, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Wahlberg, of R.D.1, Guilford [Chenango Co., NY], was recently promoted from the rank of 2nd Lt. to that of 1st Lt. in the United States Army Air Corps.  Lt. Wahlberg attended the Delhi State School, Delhi, and has served as an officer at Victorville, Calif., Hobbs, N.M., Roswell, N.M., and Deming Army Air Base, Deming, N.M.
 
Sgt. Carl Wells Rewarded for Heroism
Bainbridge News & Republican, Sept. 30, 1943
 
The Soldiers' Medal for Heroism has been awarded to Sgt. Carl W. Wells, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland Wells, of Greene [Chenango Co., NY], who is now stationed with an armored division in the Mediterranean theatre of war. 
 
While driving in a convoy on a Tunisian road, it is reported, the camouflage net on his tank burst into flames just above the engine compartment, endangering the personnel inside the tank.  The tank was brought to a halt and after many attempts to subdue the flames, Sgt. Wells saw that the fire extinguishers being used could not stop the fire. He then reached with his bare hands into the flaming net, without regard for his own safety, the report said, and threw the net clear of the tank.  By this action he saved the tank from serious damage or possible destruction.  He suffered severe burns on his left hand, forearm and thigh.
 
Sgt. Wells is a nephew of George Wells, of Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY], who was killed in the Spanish American War and for whom the local Spanish American War veterans' post is named.  Sgt. Wells' parents are also former Bainbridge residents.
 
Helen Averell in Washington
Bainbridge News & Republican, Sept. 30, 1943
 
Among the Women Reservists now on duty with the Navy in the Nation's capital is Helen C. Averell, Sp. (S) 3/C, wife of Capt. Herbert Averell, and daughter of Mrs. A.L. Clark, of Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY]
 
As an enlisted woman in the C.S. Naval Reserve, Helen C. Averell is one of several thousands of women who have bee assigned to Washington to serve as direct replacements for Navy men, releasing them to fight at sea with the fleet.  Groups of women in trim blue Navy uniforms are now an established part of the Washington scene and both the city and the Navy have made the newcomers feel at home. 
 
Women Reservists in the Capital have proven their value not only as replacements for men, but as trained Naval personnel doing jobs in their own right; they are fulfilling responsible assignments in every type of Naval work.  All enlisted women on duty here are quartered by the Navy in special barracks where living is comfortable, friendly and typically Navy.  In their liberty hours, they are free to visit the many places of interest around the Capital and to enjoy the social opportunities open to men and women in the armed services.
 
She enlisted in the Navy on March 22, 1943, and received her recruit training at Hunter College.  Before entering the WAVES she was employed as a teacher at the Utica Country Day School, New Hartford; also had a position with the Oneonta Girl Scout Council, Oneonta.  She has been connected for several years with the Girl Scout organization, leader of troops, day camp director in Oneonta for two summers.
 
Myron Carl Enrolled as Aviation Cadet
Bainbridge News & Republican, Aug. 19, 1943
 
Maxwell Field, Ala.--Myron Lyon Carl, son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac L. Carl, Afton [Chenango Co., NY], is now enrolled as an aviation cadet in the Army Air Forces Pre-Flight School for Pilots at this field, located on the outskirts of Montgomery, the capital of Alabama.  Here the new class of cadets is receiving nine weeks of intensive military, physical and academic training preparatory to beginning their actual flight instruction at one of the many primary flying schools in the Army Air Forces Southeast Training Center.
 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Marriages (October 17)

Fleming - Ives:  The marriage of Miss Ardie Grace Ives to Leigh Bishop Fleming took place Wednesday evening of last week at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ives.  The ceremony as performed at 8 p.m. under an arch of evergreen from which was suspended a silver horse shoe, Rev. A.C. Salls officiating.  Mrs. Paris Barnes of Norwich played the wedding march.  The bride wore a gown of white nuns veiling, lace and chiffon and carried pink white carnations.  Over fifty guests were present, the wedding gifts included silver china and furniture.  Refreshments were served after congratulations were extended.  Mr. and Mrs. Fleming left soon after for a short trip to Norwich where they were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Paris Barnes and other friends.  Mrs. Fleming has taught in the intermediate Department of the Union School nearly two years, and will finish the year's work on account of the difficulty of obtaining a substitute. 
 
Marriage Notices - Chenango Telegraph & Chronicle 1866
March 28, 1866
MAY - SCOTT:  At Wildey's Hotel, Afton, March 21st, by Rev. B.H. Brown, A.W. May, of Guilford [Chenango Co., NY], to Edna Scott, of Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY].
 
June 27, 1866
AYLESWORTH - DAVIS:  In Afton [Chenango Co., NY], on the 14th inst., by Edgar Garrett, Esq., Seneca Aylesworth and Mary Davis.
 
July 18, 1866
BURCH - YALE:  At the Baptist Church in Yale Settlement, July 7th, by Rev. C.S. Craine, James Burch, to Zeruah Yale, widow of Joel Yale, both of Guilford [Chenango Co., NY]
 
Aug. 15, 1866
HICKS - PRICE:  At the M.E. Parsonage in Guilford, Aug. 1, by the Rev. Wm. Burnside, Mr. Joseph E. Hicks to Miss Emely Price, both of Guilford. NY [Guilford, NY]
 

Everette Herrick Dicharged from Navy - 1944

Everette Herrick Discharged from Navy - 1944
 
Everette Herrick, GM 2/C
 
Everette Herrick, G.M. 2/C, USN, who was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy at the Naval Hospital, San Diego, Calif, Apr. 14, where he had been a patient for several months, arrived home last week.
 
A veteran of 11 Jap engagements, he enlisted in the Navy in April, 1940, and was a member of the crew of the Pennsylvania when she was attacked at Pearl Harbor.  Everett has many tragic and bitter memories of this fiendish attack--he saw buddies blown to bits and others horribly wounded and burned.  He suffered burns on both feet from hot oil, and was struck by a piece of shrapnel in the right shin.
 
Petty Officer Herrick took part in the Battle of Coral Sea and Midway in the "standby force."  He was a member of the invading forces at Attu and Kiska in the Aleutian Islands, and was in the "standby force" at the Solomon Islands.  he was engaged in the Battles of New Georgia, Rendova, Veru Harbor, Munda, Barokao Harbor, Calmagaro, Vella, Vella-LaVella, and was establishing advance PT bases in Kula Gulf and area at the time he was hospitalized on Aug. 3, 1943.
 
The first hospital in which he was confined was on a small island north of Guadalcanal which was situated 15 feet under ground.  The month that Everette was there, the island underwent 392 air raids by the Japs.  While on his way from the hospital to the mess hall, one day, he sat down under a cocoanut tree and sustained a concussion of the brain when he was struck on the heard by a falling cocoanut, weighing three pounds.  He was moved to a hospital on Guadalcanal, and then to a hospital in New Caledonia the fore part of November.  On Dec. 9 he arrived in the States at the Naval Hospital at Oakland, Calif., an ffrom there was moved to San Diego from which he was discharged.
 
His wife, the former Miss Guy, of Afton, went to San Diego and stayed with him for several weeks before accompanying him home.  HIs condition is good considering the terrible ordeals he's been through.  However, Everette says that he's going to take things easy this Summer or until his health is fully restored.
 



Obituaries (October 17)

Mrs. Phoebe Hubbard, probably the oldest inhabitant of the county [Otsego Co., NY], died at Burlington Flats, Jan. 2d, aged 100 years, 11 months and 4 days.  [Bainbridge Republican, Jan. 25, 1873]
 
Dr. Maynard and wife and the wife of Ira Carington of Lansingville [Tompkins Co., NY], were drowned while crossing the creek at what is known as "Binnacle's Bridge," on Thursday night of last week.  They had been attending the donation of Rev. W.H. Smith, at Hamden, and started to return home at about 11 o'clock in the evening, and it is supposed that on attempting to cross the bridge which was entirely covered with water, they got below it, and the water being swift, they were carried down with the stream.  The bodies of the doctor and his wife were found on Friday, about a mile below the bridge.  [Bainbridge Republican, Jan. 25, 1873]

The body of Mrs. Maynard, one of the victims of the Hamden [Delaware Co., NY] drowning catastrophe, has not been found, though most diligent and persistent search has been made along the river for many miles by sympathizing neighbors and citizens.  A reward of $50 has been offered for tis recovery.  [Bainbridge Republican, Feb. 8, 1873]

Mr. Allen Burlingame of Richfield Springs [Otsego Co., NY] died suddenly on Monday last.  He left his house after dinner and started for his shop as usual.  He stopped at Keller's Hotel and sat down in a chair while talking to a man.  In a few moments it was noticed that he was breathing hard, and Mr. Keller went up to him when he was found to be rapidly sinking.  He was immediately carried to the door, but did not breathe but a few times after getting into the air.  [Bainbridge Republican, Mar. 1, 1873]

Guilford [Chenango Co., NY]:  On the 26th ult. Willie, son of S.P. Davis fell into a boiler of hot water, scalding him in a fearful manner.  He lingered until Wednesday night, March 19th, when he died of his injuries.  [Bainbridge Republican, March 29, 1873]

Death Notices

Bainbridge Republican, Mar. 1, 1873
In Oxford [Chenango Co., NY], on the 15th, Mr. Wallace F. Potter, aged 29 years.  The deceased served his country faithfully for three years during the rebellion, and received an honorable discharge at the end of the war.  He was a corporal in Co. H, of the brave 114th Reg. N.Y.V., and was wounded in his hand at the memorable battle of Cedar Creek, when victory perched on the banner of Phil. Sheridan.

In Oxford [Chenango Co., NY], on the evening of the 21st ult., of consumption, Mrs. Sarah Wells, daughter of Mrs. Samuel Palmer and widow of the late Addison Wells, aged 40 years. 

In Afton [Chenango Co., NY], Feb. 20th, of consumption, Miss Adelia Hyde, youngest daughter of Elijah Hyde, Esq., aged 19 years.

In Preston [Chenango Co., NY], on the 7th ult., Mr. Almon Blackman, aged 67 years.

Bainbridge Republican, March 8, 1873
In Oquago, Broome Co., Feb. 3d, Mr. Henry M. Youmans, aged 49 years, formerly of this town [Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY]

In Afton [Chenango Co., NY], Feb. 23d, Richard Burlingame, aged 82 years.

In Guilford [Chenango Co., NY], Feb. 22d, Mr. John K. Miner, aged 71 years.

In Greene [Chenango Co., NY], March 2d, after a protracted illness, Mr. Richard Watson, aged 65 years.

In Greene, [Chenango Co., NY], March 2d, Mrs. Margaret Vanostrand, aged 65 years.

Bainbridge School Site Issue Resolution- 1873

Resolution of Issue Regarding School Site
Bainbridge Republican, March 8, 1873
 
Pursuant to a call for a special school meeting, the electros of Dist. No. 11 [Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY] met in the basement of the Baptist Church on Wednesday night last.  The meeting was called to order by B. Dimmock, President of the Board of Education, after which D.A. Gilbert, Clerk of the Board took the floor and explained the object of the meeting and the terms on which a settlement could be effected with St. Peter's Church, and urged an acceptance by the district of the proposed terms.  Elder Jacobs opposed any settlement which would not include in its terms a complete surrender of the old site by St. Peter's Church to the district.  He said the district had already expended $700 in a suit with that church over a title, and now, when their case was won, or soon would be, he thought it was poor policy to surrender.  But the district did not take that view of the situation, as it will appear by the vote which stood 86 for settlement to 11 opposed.
 
By the terms of the settlement the district surrenders the old site to St. Peter's Church, and is to receive therefor $300 and 2,100 square feet of land adjoining R.W. Akerley's lot on Main Street, or in lieu of the land $50.  The meeting adjourned till Saturday evening the 8th, when it is expected a site will be decided upon and measures taken to insure Bainbridge a school.  The following lots with prices are offered:  Mrs. Chandler Bixby's lot on the west side of Main Street, 1-3/4 acres, 13 rods front, price $2,000; Luman B. Clark's lot on the east side of Main Street, 120 feet front by 100 feet deep, price $1,600; C.B. Evans' lot on East Main Street, 1/2 acre, price $1,300 without buildings; 1 acre on corner of Juliand Street and West Juliand Street, price $400; 1 acre on lands of Clark and Juliand, between H. Scott's lot and the river.  A gift, if the district will pay $60 toward opening a street to it.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

B-G Honor Society - 1962

Bainbridge-Guilford Honor Society - 1962
 
 
Members of the Bainbridge-Guilford High School chapter of the National Honor Society pose for picture during initiation ceremony in the school.
 
Seated (Left to Right):  Ruth Herrick, Faye Bliss, Robert Lewis, new member, and Keith Darling, new member;
 
Standing (Left to Right):  Peter Dean, Linda Frewert, Carolyn George, Louise Tompkins, Karen Shawler, Sharon Donahe, Suzanne Green, and Thomas Braccio, faculty adviser.


Marriages (october 16)

A pretty home wedding occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Pratt Thursday evening at 6 o'clock.  Miss Mellphomene Pratt, by a beautiful ceremony offered by Rev. T.F. Hall, became the wife of Geo. J. Spohn--in the presence of fifty friends and guests, amid rich floral decorations, and the sounds of music furnished by Miss Ida Lawrence.  Handsome evergreens and flowers adorned the parlors, which furnished an attractive environment for the joyous nuptials.  The knot was tied beneath an arch to which hung an emblematic bell of lilies.  The bride was richly dressed in cream white and was assisted by Miss Jeanne Cook.  Don C. Pratt, a nephew of the bride, was best man.  After the ceremony a wedding feast was prepared.  presents were numerous and handsome.
 
Married:  In Bainbridge, June 18th, by Rev. H.W. Lee, Mr. E. Pratt Beach, of New York, to Miss Helen G. Moody, of Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY].  [Chenango Union, July 4, 1868]
 
Married:  PRATT - MINER:  In Sidney Plains, March 10th, 1875, by Rev. J.B. Morse, James Pratt to Miss Ettie Miner, both of Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY]  [Bainbridge Republican, March 13, 1875]
 
Thirty years ago, about now, there appeared in one of the local papers of the Empire State the following:  Married, Aug. 17th, 1853, by the Rev. Jas. M. Edgerton, A.C. Pratt and Miss Mary C. Coonradt, both of Fort Edwards, NY [Washington Co.].  Soon after the event the young couple came to Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY] where they have resided until about eighteen months ago, when they removed to Guilford [Chenango Co., NY].  Last Friday evening a goodly number of their friends gathered at their residence in Guilford to help them call to mind the event of thirty years ago.  The company was jolly and the collation worthy a Major.  It was well served and equally well disposed of.  This important part of the program being over, the Major handed the pastor's fee and wanted to be re-married for another thirty years, but the parson never married for thirty years only; "while ye both do live," and the pair stand thus united today.  Among the presents was an eight day clock, presented by M.V.B. Winsor and wife, E.S. Bradly and wife, E.B. Ryan and wife, K.E. Bunnell and wife, M.D. Spencer and wife, A.R.Brown and wife, R.M. Clark and wife, of the Masonic fraternity.  A hanging lamp presented by Mrs. H. Bentley, Mrs. O. Miner, F.L. Ives and wife, D.L. Bradley and wife, Geo. Miller and wife, Chas. Coe and wife, E. Bromley and wife, Mrs. Lewis Wade, Mrs. A. Ives, and Mrs. Dr. John Clark.  A silver butter dish, H.E. Bunnell and wife; a water pitcher, Mr. Westcott and wife; a silver dollar, Chas. Haynes and wife.  The Maj. made a few remarks, a song was sung, when the Rev. P.R. Tower offered prayer and we dispersed remembering that
"Whether we smile or weep; Time wings his flight;
Days, hours they never creep; Life speeds life light,"
[Bainbridge Republican, Aug. 24, 1883]
 
A quiet marriage occurred at the M.E. Parsonage Tuesday, Oct. 28, when the Rev. J.S. Crompton united Henry Aylesworth and Mrs. Mary Pratt.  The event was quite a surprise to their many friends.  [Afton Enterprise, Nov. 6, 1902]
 


Obituaries (October 16)

Phebe Jane Pratt, wife of Albert Pratt, and only daughter of John and Ann Stevens, died of consumption, September 27, 1848, aged 31 years, 1 month and 23 days.  Sister Pratt was born in the town of Platterkill, Ulster county, N.Y., August 4, 1817, and removed with her parents to Bainbridge, Chenango Co., N.Y., May, 1821, and was converted very powerfully to Almighty God, January, 1846.  She was a good wife, an affectionate mother, a dutiful Christian, and has left to mourn a deep feeling husband, and two little daughters, an aged mother, and a large circle of friends; though not without hope.  Levi Pitts, Harpersville, Oct. 27, 1848.  [Northern Christian Advocate, Auburn, NY, 1848]
 
One year ago, Rolla B. Pratt, brother of Charles D. Pratt, one of the proprietors of "The Bainbridge," enlisted in the army and entered service in the Philippines.  Each month he had caused to be sent, from his pay as a soldier, $10 to his mother here, Mrs. Mary Pratt.  With the check came a voucher which was signed by Mrs. Pratt and returned to the paymaster.  Tuesday morning the government envelope came as usual.  It was opened, the accustomed voucher was there but no check.  Mr Pratt's first thought was that the check was omitted by mistake and was in the act of writing to the department when he noticed written in red ink across the voucher that which read aloud to his mother stated the soldier's estate would be settled upon application and in one corner was "Soldier died July 26, 1902."  This weird announcement of the death of her son from the envelope in which was expected the monthly check was so sudden that it prostrated Mrs. Pratt.  Only a few days previous she had received a letter from him which was full of hope and cheer.  Although he stated that he was in the hospital weakened by bowel difficulty he anticipated release soon.  The deceased was twenty-five years old.  He belonged to the 10th Cavalry and was a member of the band.--Bainbridge Republican, [Chenango Union, Sept. 18, 1902]
 
The news of the death of Mrs. Bessie Comstock Rowe, wife of Prof. E.J. Rowe of Victor, N.Y. [Ontario Co.], and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Comstock of Smyrna [Chenango Co., NY] was received in Norwich Monday morning.  Mrs. Rowe was a woman of charming personality and had a large circle of friends who sincerely mourn her death and who sympathize with the bereaved husband and parents.  The funeral services were held from the home of her parents at Smyrna on Wednesday.  A number of relatives and friends from Norwich were in attendance.   [Chenango Union, Sept. 18, 1902]

News was received on Wednesday of the death at Midland, Ark., of Mrs. Sara Thorpe Thomas, sister of the late Mrs. Mary Prindle Holmes of this village [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY].  Mrs. Thomas was well known in Norwich where she spent her girlhood and where she had been an occasional visitor since her marriage to  Hon. William S. Thomas and her removal to the west.  [Chenango Union, Sept. 18, 1902]

Afton, Sept. 3:  Leo Pratt, son of Mrs. Walter Baker, of Harpursville [Broome Co., NY], was killed by express train No. 2 this morning about nine o'clock, one mile east of this station.  He was nineteen years of age.  Mr. Pratt was a section hand with the Bainbridge gang, and was working with the Afton gang.  As the train approached the workmen, they all stopped for it to pass.  Just before the train reached Pratt he stepped up near the track, and was hit on the side of the head, and was instantly killed.  The Coroner, Evert Goodsall, was sent for, and the body was taken to the undertaking rooms of A.J. Holmes.  Later the body was taken to the home of his mother.  [Broome Republican, Sept. 8, 1900]

Leo Pratt, son of Mrs. Mary Baker of this place, was killed by express train No. 2, about 9 o'clock Monday morning near Afton Lake [Chenango Co., NY].  Leo had recently secured a position as section hand with Mr. Hastings' gang of Bainbridge and had only worked 20 days on the road when the accident occurred.  He had not been feeling well for two or three days and had been to the doctor's after medicine, but continued working.  The Bainbridge gang was assisting the Afton gang about a mile east of that place.  As the train approached the workmen, Section Foreman Hastings gave them warning and they all stopped for it.  Mr. Hastings spoke to Leo who had a long bar on his shoulder, but he failed to heed his warning and seemed unable to move.  He was standing on the end of a tie and partly turned around as the engine approached.  The pilot struck him on the shoulder, whirled him around and dashed him to the ground.  As he fell his head struck the rail and he was instantly killed.  the remains were brought back to Afton depot and coroner E.A. Goodsall summoned, who decided an inquest was unnecessary.  He directed the body to be taken to the undertaking rooms of A.J. Holmes and prepared for burial.  The body was brought to Harpursville last evening, and the funeral will be from the Nineveh Presbyterian church at 2 o'clock this (Wednesday) afternoon.  Leo was 19 years of age, a sober, industrious and active Christian boy, who had many friends here.  He had always resided in this place.

A very kindly, highly esteemed and aged lady, Mrs. Mary C. Pratt, who had long been a resident of Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY], died on April 22nd [1913], at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A.L. Hodge.  She was born in Troy, N.Y.  on the 14th day of March, 1833, and was married to A.C. Pratt on August 3, 1853.  Coming to Bainbridge on her wedding day she has resided here ever since.  Her husband died a number of years ago.  She was a life-long member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and lived a life which radiated the influence of her Christian faith.  Endowed with a nature filled with geniality and cheerfulness she made her home life attractive and made valued friendships with those who came within the scope of her acquaintance.  She was a woman of fine character.  She was loved by her family who gave her much devotion during her declining years.  She is survived by two sons and two daughters, J .H. Pratt of Bainbridge, D.C. Pratt of Binghamton, Mrs. A.L. Hodge of Bainbridge, and Mrs. George Spohn of Guilford, and also by nine grandchildren.  The funeral was held Thursday afternoon, April 24, being largely attended by relatives and friends.  There was a very large contribution of Flowers. Rev. Frank James officiated.  The male quartet consisting of Messrs. Bentley, Gilbert, Wilcox and Darlin sang.  The interment was in St. Peter's cemetery.

Soldier News continued - 1943

Milton Simonds Joins Seabees
Bainbridge News & Republican, September 2, 1943

Milton R. Simonds, Jr., 18, popular youth of the village [Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY], and son of Mr. and Mrs. Milton R. Simonds, of West Main street, will leave Saturday for the Seabees.  "Milt" prominent in all school activities, was given the athletic award last year.  This award is given to the boy and girl in the entire high school for outstanding athletic achievements.  He played football, baseball, basketball; and he was a member of the track team, wrestling team, glee club, and town baseball club.  He was a member of the auxiliary firemen's organization; and he served on the committee of the Youth Recreational Program.
 
Italy Surrenders
Bainbridge News & Republican, September 9, 1943
 
 
Frank Lewis Enters Navy
Bainbridge News & Republican, September 9, 1943
 
Frank H. Lewis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis M. Lewis, of North Main street [Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY], entered the U.S. Navy last Saturday and is expected to receive his boot training at Sampson.  Frank graduated from the College of Engineering, Cornell University, last June, and was employed at the Scintilla before his induction into the service.
 
Lt. Warren Barnet Killed in Airplane Accident
Bainbridge News & Republican,  September 16, 1943
 
Lt. Warren Barnet, 21, who was graduated from the intermediate department in the Margaretville High School in 1934, was killed in an Army airplane accident in Missouri last week Tuesday.  There was a military funeral for Lt. Barnet at Margaretville Sunday.  The American legion had charge.  Details of the crash which killed him have not been revealed by the War Department.  He was on a flight from New England to Texas.  Lt. Barnet was married four months ago.  His wife, his parents and his grandparents survive.  He enlisted in the Army Air Forces about one year ago.  His death brings to five the number of Margaretville [Delaware Co., NY] boys killed in the present war.  Four of the deaths came in planes.
 
1st Lt. James Moore Awarded Decoration
Bainbridge News & Republican, September 23, 1943
 
First Lieutenant James M. Moore, of Gilbertsville [Otsego Co., NY], is one of a crew of U.S. fliers who last week were awarded bronze oak leaf cluster "for extraordinary achievement in the Southwest Pacific," according to Lt. Gen. George C. Kenney, commander of Allied Air Forces in that area.
 
Their decorations were for participation in a bombing attack on a Japanese convoy in the Bismarck sea in March. The rest of the formation of heavy bombers missed the rendezvous and the lone heavy bomber made the attack alone, although the lower turret gun was not functioning, and although it was known Japanese planes were in the vicinity. 
 
"A single attack was made on the convoy at an altitude of approximately 8,000 feet," the citation said.  "Intense anti-aircraft fire was encountered from the enemy vessels.  During the bombing run this bomber was attacked by 15 enemy fighter planes.  As a result of this attack, all but the tail guns were disabled, and the aircraft was otherwise badly damaged.  The radio was also damaged, but was repaired in flight and radio contact was effected with their home base, thus enabling the damaged aircraft to be safely landed at its home base.  The courage and exceptional devotion to duty displayed by these crew members on this mission are worthy of the highest commendation."
 
Merton Moore, father of Lieut. Moore, was formerly a resident of Cannonsville [Delaware Co., NY]
 
T/Sgt John Martin Jr. Decorated
Bainbridge News & Republican, September 23, 1943
 
T/Sgt. John J. Martin, Jr., of Walton [Delaware Co., NYH], winner of the Distinguished Flying Cross and bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, the Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Purple Heart for wounds received at Pearl Harbor, as well as the Army good conduct medal, and the Asiatic-Pacific theatre ribbon, is home from the Southwest Pacific on his first furlough in many months.  Sgt. Martin, son of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Martin, of Walton, who took part in more than 100 bombing missions, is believed to have seen more action than any other Walton man in the service, and much of that action came as first radio man and gunner on a Flying Fortress in the Solomons.
 
Sgt. Martin enlisted in the Army in March, 1939, in his senior year at Walton High School.  Vaguely he smelled gun powder.  That, perhaps, was inherent.  His father marched out with an Oneonta detachment for foreign service in World War I.
 
 
 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Llewellyn Hubbard Honored at Manlius

Bainbridge Youth Honored at Manlius
December 1935
 
 
Here's a view of Bainbridge's [Chenango Co., NY] bid for an All-American football star.  He's Llewellyn C. Hubbard, nephew of William E. Hubbard of this village, star halfback on the 1938 football team at The Manlius School.  Young Hubbard played in all of his team's games to win the coveted Manlius "M" and the school now announces that he has been awarded the Manlius Athletic Merit Medal for outstanding effort on the gridiron.  The 1938 Manlius team won seven and lost one, losing only to the Cornell Frosh, 7-6.  Among teams defeated were the Freshman elevens of Colgate, Hobart and Alfred and Cook Academy's Varsity team.


BCHS Class of 1940 - Part 4

Bainbridge Central High School Class of 1940
Senior Portraits
"Echo" 1940
 
 
Mildred Kingsley
 
"Mike" is known by her shy grin
That forces us to smile
Her friendly nature, winning ways
Are really worth the while.

 
Guy Leonard
 
If you've enjoyed our little book
And liked it a little bit
We'll be proud to present to you
The earnest 'guy' that did it!

 
Margaret Mertz
 
From work our 'Mag' has never shied
She does it every day
We take for example the dialect
She learned for the Senior Play

 
James Monahan
 
This tall and blond good-looking boy
Was never one to spoon
But now we all are wondering
Who burst his safe cocoon.

 
Junior Monroe
 
We call him 'Sis' just to annoy
For speaks for itself does his fame
There's nothing soft about this boy
His list of achievements are long as his name

 
Harold Mulwane
 
To tell the truth we're envious
Of your 'Economics' standing
Your marks nearly always hit the top
While ours aren't finished landing