Saturday, June 24, 2017

Marriages (June 24)

Spohn - Thornton
Bainbridge Republican & Express, June 28, 1917
Married in Union Valley, N.Y. [Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY], at the M.E. parsonage, Monday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock, by the Rev. G. C. VanWoert, Bernice Marie Spohn and Rexford A. Thornton. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Homer A. Hodge, he being a cousin of the bride.  Miss Spohn is well known in Bainbridge, a daughter of Mr. George Spohn, and has been a student on the High school.  For a year past she has held a position in the office at the Endicott-Johnson shoe factory. After a few days spent in Afton, Bainbridge, and Guilford, they will make their home in Buffalo, where Mr. Thornton is employed. The best wishes of many friends go with them.
Maycock - Mudge
Bainbridge Republican & Express, June 28, 1917
One of the largest and prettiest church weddings held in New Haven [CT] in some time took place Friday evening, June 22, at the Dwight Place Congregational church when Nina Hannah Pauline Maycock, of Dwight street, was united in marriage to Mr. Alden Arthur Mudge, Yale '17, of Afton, N.Y. [Chenango Co., NY], in the presence of several hundred friends and acquaintances at 7 o'clock. Rev. Henry Didama Smith, brother-in-law of the bride of Bainbridge, N.Y., performed the wedding ceremony, using the Presbyterian service.  He was assisted by Rev. Harry E. Miles, pastor of the Dwight Place church.  The church was simply but attractively decorated with daisies and palms, quantities of the pretty blossoms being tied with pleasing effect on the posts and rail about the altar.  Daisies were baked with greenery to form a background inside the altar rail, and tall palms outlining the decoration formed a fitting and charming setting for the wedding party.  For one-half hour previous to the wedding, Mr. Harry Ranks, organist of the church, played an unusually fine program of music.
Miss Maycock, who is a most charming young woman, was gowned in white tulle, with court train of soft white satin. The waist of the gown was of duchess lace which had been worn by her mother.  Satin panels hung from the front and back of the tulle gown and the tulle was caught in cascade effect at each side. The long tulle veil was cut en train and arrange in Russian style about the head, encircled with gardenias and a band of pearls.  The only jewel which she wore that a handsome platinum bar pin set with sapphires and pearls, and she carried a large shower bouquet of white peas and lilies of the valley.
She was given in marriage by her mother.  Her sister, as matron of honor, Mrs. Henry Didama Smith, wore a gown of yellow tulle over yellow taffeta.  Long points of the taffeta hung from each side of the bodice and were finished with opalescent tassels.  Opalescent trimming on the square neck of the gown made a brilliant and beautiful finish.  Long sleeves of yellow tulle were loosely banded with yellow taffeta at the wrists.  Her leghorn hat was wreathed with daisies and a large yellow tulle bow added a charming finish at the back,  She carried yellow daisies.
The bridesmaids, Misses Alice Law, Mary Hamilton, Dorothy Schroeder, Katherine Curtis, Mildred Read of  New Haven, and Miss Agnes Smith of Vincentown, N.J., were gowned alike. Their frocks were of white tulle over white taffeta with three narrow bandings of yellow taffeta on the skirts. The white tulle sleeves fell to the wrists, where they were banded with yellow taffeta. They wore fascinating hats of white tulle from which fell yellow streamers caught with daises They carried tall white canes, at the top of which were tied large bunches of white daises.
Dan Mather, Jr., of Albany, N.Y., Yale '17, was best man, and the ushers included Carl Schlaet, Yale '17, Ormond Bates, Harold Taylor of New York; Lorenzo M. Armstrong, Red Hook, N.Y., and R. Douglas Armstrong, New Haven.  Two members of the wedding party, the best man, Dan Mather, Jr., of Albany and Carl Schlaet Yale '17 of Westport, were in uniform, both being members of the Coast Reserve.  Mr. Schlaet wore the uniform of an officer and Mr. Mather wore the regulation sailor's uniform.
After the ceremony at the church a small reception for the families, relatives, wedding party, and a few fri3ends, was held at the home of the bride's mother.  The house was decorated with daisies, quantities of the flowers being used throughout the rooms, and on the Newel posts of the staircase.  Potted hydrangeas were banked in the fireplace. Receiving the guests with the wedding party were Mrs. George Maycock, mother of the bride; Mr. and Mrs. M.J. Mudge, parents of the groom of Afton, N.Y.  Mrs. Maycock's gown was of turquoise blue taffeta with pearl trimmings. The long angel sleeves of blue fell well to the wrist, and were edged with silver trimming. pearl tassels hung from the tunic of the gown.  Mrs. Mudge wore a gown of black marquisette with jet trimmings.
The guests were received in the parlor of the Maycock home, which was simply decorated, a tall vase of pink roses being the only flowers used where the bridal party stood.  Miss Helen Munro, a friend of the bride, and harpist of unusual merit, entertained the guests with several harp solos.  Later in the evening Mr. and Mrs. Mudge left for a motor trip, the bride wearing away a suit of blue jersey with small black hat trimmed with a white feather. 
Miss Maycock, who was graduated from the New Haven High school, is also a Vassar girl, and well known throughout the city, where she has delighted many an audience with her beautiful whistling.  Mr. Mudge was graduated from Yale Wednesday and has many friends throughout New Haven as well as being popular at the college.  He will enter the business with his father at Afton, N.Y., and he and his bride will reside with Mr. Mudge's parents until the new residence which Mr. and Mrs. Mudge are building them, is completed.  They were the recipients of a costly and handsome number of presents. 
At a luncheon given a few days ago by Miss Mary Hamilton, one of the bridesmaids, at the Country club, Miss Maycock presented her attendants with dainty gold filigree oblong brooches set with sapphires and pearls.  Her matron of Honor received a handsome traveling bag.  The groom presented his best man and ushers with gold cuff links.  To the groom the bride presented a belt buckle  -- New Haven Register, June 22.

Obituaries (June 24)

Pearl (Walden) Strong
Our community was deeply saddened by the loss of a very respected friend and neighbor, Pearl Walden Strong, wife of Lloyd Strong, of North Afton [Chenango Co., NY], who was called to her rest on Sunday, Jan. 13, 1946.  She was born Dec. 28, 1890, in Otego [Otsego Co., NY], daughter of John and Emma (Lilley) Walden, later of Oxford.  They were married in Johnson City, Sept. 5, 1917, spending first two years of their married life in Virginia, coming back to the home farm at North Afton, where they have spent the rest of their life happily together.  Over a year ago, she was stricken with ill health and since has been a great sufferer, spending weeks in hospitals, remaining weeks in bed at home under the loving care of her family.  Her undying faith in her Heavenly Father, has held her hope in regaining her health again. A sudden change in her condition, caused her to be moved to the Afton Hospital Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13.  She entered her peaceful rest, with her family at her bedside. She is survived by her husband, a daughter, Margaret, who is a senior in Bainbridge High School; also by three brothers, Charles Walden, West Winfield; Fred, of Oxford, and Dilwin, of Binghamton; two sisters, Mrs. Eugene Church, of Oxford, and Mrs. Ernest Seeley, of Johnson City; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at Fisher's Parlors in Bainbridge, Wednesday, 2 p-.m., conducted by the Rev. Norman Lawton, of the Baptist Chruch, of which Mrs. Strong was a member, assisted by the Rev. Kenneth Kingston, of the Afton Methodist church. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Bainbridge.  The many floral tributes and host of friends and neighbors in attendance are evidence of the love and respect for the departed.
Charles Whitney
1888 - 1943
Charles Whitney, of Bennettsville [Chenango Co., NY], died suddenly at his home early Monday morning, Dec. 6.  A resident of Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY] for 33 years, he was well known framer throughout this area.  He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Orson Whitney, of Sidney Center, born April 30, 1888.  He attended school in Sidney Center.  On Jan. 4, 1911, he married Georgiana Williams of Sidney, at the Methodist parsonage in Sidney.  He is survived by his widow, and six children, Mrs. Harry Woods, of West Bainbridge; Mrs. Wilson Gardner, of East Guilford, Leland Whitney, of Bennettsville, the Rev. Andrew Whitney, of Toddsville; Sgt. Kenneth Whitney, U.S. Army; Velma Whitney of Bennettsville; six grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. George Hard, of Norwich; and one brother, Arthur Whitney, of Warwick.  Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Colwell's Chapel with the Rev. G. Lewis Jones, of the West Bainbridge Church, and the Rev. Jasper Hamm, of East Windsor, officiating.  Bearers were Charles Eldred, Harry Bluler, George Fredenburg, Leon Severson, Russell Alcott and Abijah Gilbert. Burial was in Bennettsville cemetery.
Don C. Pratt
Bainbridge News & Republican, Aug. 12, 1943
Don C. Pratt passed away suddenly Monday afternoon, Aug. 2, at the age of 84 after being in poor health for some time.  Born on Feb. 21, 1859, he was the son of Aurelius C. and Mary C. Pratt, who came to Bainbridge in 1850 from East Poultney, Vt.  In 1881, he was united in marriage to Miss Charlotte Houghton, and shortly went to Binghamton to reside where he had a position as cutter in the Cary Manufacturing co.  In later years he worked for the Ansco Film Co for 20 years; and at the death of his wife in October 1925, he sold his home in Binghamton and came to Bainbridge to live with his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Hodge.  He was a veteran of the Spanish American War and a member of the Wells Post.  He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Ageno Pratt Hodge, who is the last of the family; also several nieces and nephews.  Services were held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 at Colwell's Chapel with the Rev. Paul L. Carpenter officiating. members of the Wells Post acted as honorary bearers; and the bearers were members of the American Legion Post, Thomas Lewis, Salvey Papallo, Clyde Hitchcock and Harold Payne.  He was laid to rest by the side of his wife in Greenlawn Cemetery []Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY].
Death Notices
Norwich Sun, April 19, 1919

Afton [Chenango Co., NY]:  Charles Whitney, proprietor of the Valley House in this village, died Tuesday, April 15, of pneumonia.  The funeral was held Friday, Rev. Ira Bronson, officiating.
Afton [Chenango Co., NY]:  Susan Grover, daughter of Earl Grover, died in the home of her parents, April 16 of pneumonia after a few days' illness. The funeral was held Sunday, April 13, with burial in Glenwood cemetery [Afton, NY].  Rev. J.J. Francis officiated.
Philetus Shaw died in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Scott, April 12, aged 80 years.  Mr. Shaw was a veteran of the Civil War and highly respected by all. The funeral was held Monday afternoon in the home of his daughter. The services were in charge of Rev. LE. Ford of Johnson City. Burial was in Glenwood cemetery [Afton, NY].

Friday, June 23, 2017

Obituaries (June 23)

Alice E. Merchant
Afton Enterprise, October 18, 1900
The remains of Mrs. A.B. Merchant of Cobleskill [Schoharie Co.., NY]  the Binghamton State hospital, where she had undergone a surgical operation, to the home of her sister, Mrs. Mary Gilmore, on Monday last. The funeral was held in the M.E. church at Union Valley on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., were a large concourse of relatives and friends were assembled to pay their last tribute of respect. Rev. T.F. Hall of Oneonta officiated.  Interment at West Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY]. Messrs Banner, Burdick, Ramsdell and Smith furnished music.
Gertrude (Bush) Miner
Norwich Sun, January 4, 1910
Guilford [Chenango Co., NY]:  Mrs. Frank Miner, after months of suffering passed away at her home at West Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY] Monday night. The funeral was attended from the home Thursday and the body was brought here for burial in the Guilford cemetery [Chenango Co., NY]. The most of her married life had been spent here, where she had many friends.  Of her immediate family the husband and one daughter, Bessie, survive her, also her mother, Mrs. Richard Bush, besides a brother and sister.
Sarah Elizabeth (Harper) Tanner
d. June 25, 1923
Sarah Elizabeth Harper Tanner, wife of Rev. Wilson E. Tanner, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, Binghamton [Broome Co., NY], and formerly of St. Peter's Church Bainbridge, died in the Binghamton City Hospital, Monday night.  Mrs. Tanner underwent an operation in the City Hospital last week and failed to recover.  Her death was quite sudden, proving a great shock to her immediate family and friends.  One son, Robert, and brother, who lives in Harpursville, besides her husband are the only relatives surviving Mrs. Tanner. She was born in Harpursville [Broome Co., NY] and it was that village named after her family that she and Mr. Tanner met, and where they were married in 1907.
Charles G. Norton
1850 - 1924
When death claimed Charles G. Norton on Monday March 10th, 1924, it removed from our midst one who has been active in public affairs of this community [Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY] for over fifty years.  Mr. Norton was born at Rexford Falls near Sherburne, N.Y. [Chenango Co., NY], in July 1850 and spent his boyhood days in that vicinity.  He came to West Bainbridge when twenty three years of age and engaged in blacksmithing.  While thus engaged, he won and married Miss Ellen Loomis, only daughter of Philander and Janette Loomis.  This happy union ended fifteen years ago when death claimed Mrs. Norton.  Soon after coming to West Bainbridge Mr. Norton was elected to the office of Superintendent of the Poor of this town which office he held for several terms, after which he was elected Superintendent of Highways.  He was thus engaged for many years until 1900 when he was appointed Post Master of Bainbridge by President McKinley.  He continued to serve the public in this capacity faithfully and well for over sixteen years, retiring only when the office came under Democratic control.  In politics Mr. Norton was a staunch Republican, loyal to his friends and generous to his foes.  He was County Committeeman at the time of his death.  His sterling integrity, genial disposition and generous nature won for him a host of friends in all walks of life.  Proof of this was manifest during his long illness for at no time while he was confined to his room was there an absence of flowers, tokens of Joy and respect furnished alike by relatives and friends.  Soon after retiring from the office of Post Master, Mr. Norton had the misfortune to fall from an apple tree while picking applies on his farm on Pruyn Hill.  He never fully recovered from the injuries received and it was probably one of the causes that hastened his end.  His last sickness was a complication of ailments that gradually grew worse until on Monday March 10, 1924 at 3:30 o'clock that great heart that had beat loyally and true so long weakened, fluttered and ceased.  He approached the Valley of the shadow like one who would gather his coverings about him and lie down to pleasant dreams.  Mr. Norton was a member of the Methodist church of this place and was a regular attendant so long as it was possible for him to get there.  His funeral was held at the church last Thursday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. M.W. Williams officiating.  Two selections were rendered by Mrs. Williams.  The body was placed in the vault at Green Lawn, burial will take place later at West Bainbridge cemetery.  Mr. Norton is survived by one brother D.L. Norton of Columbus, N.Y., five nieces and three nephews Miss Lena Norton of Columbus, Mrs. Florence Havell, Summit, N.J., Miss Vera Norton of New York City.  The other two nieces and three nephews are children of Mr. Norton's deceased sister, Mrs . McMillan, and all reside in Michigan.
Death Notices
Chenango Union, September 9, 1875
ALLIS:  In Norwich [Chenango Co., NY], Sept. 8, at the residence of her brother-in-law David Maydole, Mrs. Elizabeth Allis, aged 70 years.
BOWEN:  In Plymouth [Chenango Co., NY], Sept. 5, Catherine [Bowen], widow of the late George Bowen, aged 78 years 6 months.
MEAD:  In Oxford [Chenango Co., NY], Sept. 4, Lucretia C. [Mead], wife of Sylvanus Mead, aged 58 years.
TEED:  In Afton [Chenango Co., NY], Aug. 28, Mr. Seneca Teed, aged 62 years.
PARKER:  In Coventry [Chenango Co., NY], Aug. 30, Mrs. Horace Parker, aged 65 years.
NICKERSON:  In Afton [Chenango Co., NY], Aug. 28, Mr. Cornelius Nickerson, aged 40 years.
ROBINSON:  In Sherburne [Chenango Co., NY], Sept. 2, Mrs. Stillman Robinson, aged 63 years 7 months
MORTON:  In Huron, Wayne Co., Sept. 3, Mr. Urotus Morton, formerly of Norwich [Chenango Co., NY], aged 57 years.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Obituaries (June 22)

Capt. V. Foster
Norwich Journal, November 18, 1829
Shocking death:  Capt. V. Foster, a worthy inhabitant of Sherburne [Chenango Co., NY], being on the 29th ult. engaged in his distillery, when by some means, the steam became confined in the boiler, the cap flew off and in an instant he was overwhelmed in showers of steam and boiling water.  He was, with great effort, enabled to extricate himself from this dreadful situation, and jumped into  a vat of beer standing near.  His clothes were instantly stripped from him by cleaving the sleeves with a knife.  With assistance he walked to his house, a short distance, but was literally raw.  With all due attention, he survived but ten days in agonies [of] the most excruciating pain, leaving a wife, two children, and many to lament his loss. 
Red Jacket
Norwich Journal, February 3, 1830
The celebrated Indian Chief, Red Jacket died at his residence in the Indian village on the 20th inst.
John Scranton
Norwich Journal, February 10, 1830
John Scranton, of Pharsalia, in this county [Chenango Co., NY], went to his sawmill last week for the purpose of cutting the ice from the wheel, where he was found dead.  It appeared that he slipped through the floor and hit his head against the wheel which occasioned his death.
Herbert & Herman Bennett
Bainbridge Record & Express, June 12, 1919
Herbert and Herman L. Bennett, brothers, and sons of Mr. and Mrs. H.A. Bennett, who lives on R.D.2, near Plymouth Reservoir in the town of Plymouth [Chenango Co., NY], were drowned in White's ice pond at East Norwich [Chenango Co., NY] Wednesday evening.  Herman was wading in the pond when he slipped on the bank and fell into fifteen feet of water.  He called for help and Herbert went to his assistance but was also pulled into the deep water.  Mr. Frink who went to the assistance of the two was unable to effect a rescue and in the struggle nearly lost his life.  The bodies were recovered later in the evening and brought to the undertaking rooms of Lawrence & Devine.  Herbert Bennett was about twenty-three years of age and has been employed by Mr. White.  He made his home with his uncle William Cobb of Birdsall street [Norwich, NY].  Herman Bennett was a member of one of the first contingents which went out under the operation of the selective draft law and saw service overseas, where he went through the campaigns without injury.  Both young men were splendid specimens of physical manhood and both enjoyed excellent reputations.--Norwich Union  The unfortunate brothers were nephews of Hubert L. Bennett of this village. Their father, Herbert A. Bennett formerly resided in Bainbridge and is well known.
Evelyn Sutliffe
Binghamton Press, June 8, n1951
Mrs. Evelyn Sutliffe, 18, mother of a three-month-old son, died of heart failure yesterday after crossing the narrow foot bridge high above Rexford Falls Gorge near Sherburne [Chenango Co., NY].  Out riding with her sister-in-law, Mrs. Dolores Sutliffe, and their children, the young mother left the others in the parked car south of the falls, and crossed over the high land bridge to buy soft drinks at the Gager lunch stand.  She never got to the stand.  Three schoolboys found her body at the north edge of the bridge just outside the turnstile.  her hands still clutched a dollar bill.  The three boys, Robert Ingraham, Bert Reynolds and James Lewis, called Sherburne police chief Thomas Favaloro.  Chief Favaloro called Sheriff Frank J. Machio in Norwich, who got Dr. Leslie T. Kinney, coroner, and went to Sherburne.  Meanwhile, the grief husband, Charles Sutliffe, an employee of Webb & Son Lumber co., other relative and Dr. D.U. Gould, coroner, arrived at the falls. The body was removed to the Benedict & Fox Funeral Home where Dr Kinney, Dr. Gould and Dr.  H.H. Epstein performed an autopsy last night.  Dr. Gould issued a coroner's verdict of natural death due to acute cardiac dilatation.  Surviving, besides her husband and her son, William, are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Wyman and several brothers and sisters, all of Brookfield.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Benedict & Fox Funeral Home. Burial will be in Union Valley Cemetery.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Obituaries (June 20)

Ward V. Randall
1888 - 1936
The passing of Ward V. Randall occurred Sunday, Feb. 9, at 11:30 a.m.  He was born Oct. 1, 1888 in the town of Afton [Chenango Co., NY], the son of Etta and Delos Randall.  When a boy, he moved to Guilford [Chenango Co., NY] with the family.  He was married to Miss Mabel J. Ray, daughter of Amy and Edward Ray, of Liberty, in 1910.  The greater part of his life was spent in Guilford and for the past 17 years he had been a successful farmer in Ives Settlement.  His favorite trade was carpenter work.  He was ambitious and industrious, making it very hard for him to give up.  He ceased activities in 1934 because of his continued ill health.  The last three months of his life were very depressing, his illness necessitating his confinement, and death came as a release from intense suffering. Surviving are the widow and six children, Gerald, Dorothy, Carl, Orison, Inez and Stanley; his mother, Mrs. Etta Randall; a sister, Jenny, all of them from Guilford; a half-sister, Mrs. Laverne Butts, of Connecticut, several nieces and nephews and an aged aunt.  Miss Edna Saunders, of Bainbridge.  He was affiliated with the M.E. church in his home town for many years.  Funeral services were held Wednesday Feb. 12, at 2 p.m. from the Colwell Bros. chapel in Bainbridge, the Rev. Leon Bouton officiating. The remains were placed in the vault to await burial in the spring. The bearers were Clinton Burlison, Everett Shapley, Stuart Ives and Lewis Ives. 
Nancy Emeline Robinson
1860 - 1936
Nancy Emeline Robinson quietly passed away Sunday morning, Feb. 16, at her home on Depot street after several years of intense suffering.  In 1931 she suffered a stroke which left her left side paralyzed and since then she has not walked, only being able to get around in a chair. Se was a daughter of Franklin Benjamin and Emeline (Huntley) Robinson, having been born in the town of Guilford [Chenango Co., NY] on Gospel Hill June 23, 1860, on the farm which was owned by the Robinson family for over 70 years her parents coming here from Cortland.  Practically her whole life had been spent in Guilford. She was the fifth of a family of six children, David Jerome, Lucy Ellis, Henry, William, herself and Adrian Tisdale. The first four have preceded her to the rest eternal. 
Sidney Record, February 20, 1936
[continued] She was a member of the Guilford Methodist Episcopal Church, having been brought to the Saviour when a young girl, under the labors of Rev. Iva B. Hyde, then pastor of the Guilford Church.  The writer of this brief sketch, will leave others to express the value in which Nancy was held among neighbors and friends.  As a sister, her memory will be a lasting and radiant treasure, never to be forgotten. The pastor spoke a splendid message from Romans 8:18, the words which were so great a comfort to her, "the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us."  The funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Seymour's Funeral parlors in Oxford, her pastor, Rev. Leon W. Bouton, officiating. The body will be placed in the vault at Oxford awaiting burial in the early spring in the family plot at Sunset hill cemetery, Guilford, beside parents and loved ones.  Those who survive are one brother Adrian Tisdale of Guilford; two nieces, Mrs. Ella Barstow, of Binghamton, Mrs. Emma Whaley of Johnson City, and several great nieces and nephews.
Dr. Alpha Raymond Morse
1871 - 1936
Norwich [Chenango Co., NY]:  Dr. Alpha Raymond Morse, prominent Chenango County physician and coroner, died Sunday night of a heart attack at the home of Leslie Bowers, who lives on the Oxford-Coventryville Road.  Dr. Morse had been making a call and was returning to his home at Oxford when he felt the attack. Realizing his condition he stopped his auto and entered the Bowers home.  He had opened his medicine case and was preparing a hypodermic when he passed away. Dr.  Norman C. Lyster of Norwich was called, but Dr. Morse had succumbed before he arrived. The deceased was born in Oxford [Chenango Co., NY] on July 1, 1871, and after graduation from the Oxford Academy entered the Baltimore Medical College, where he was graduated in 1904. He had practiced his profession continuously at Oxford since that time, with the exception of a brief interval when he moved to Eaton.  He had served the county for more than 20 years as coroner, and the Republican ticket at last Phil's election.  He served one term as president of the village of Oxford, was pensioner examiner for several years and from 1914 to 1928 served as physician at the county Welfare Home at Preston. Dr. Morse was a member of the Oxford Lodge of Masons and Norwich Commandery. He was the immediate past president of the New York State University of Maryland Alumni Association; a member of the Chenango county Medical Society and the New York State Medical Society and the American Medical Society, also the Odd Fellows. The funeral will be held from the Morse home on Main Street in Oxford on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  The survivors are the widow, one son, Dr. Carter R. Morse of Tupper Lake and one daughter, Mrs. Cecil Rogers of Hadley.
Mary Anna (Tolay) Bradley
1853 - 1936
Mrs. Mary Anna Bradley passed away Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ernest Pearce, at Unadilla [Otsego Co., NY].  Mrs. Bradley was born in Germany, Sept, 1853, the daughter of Martin and Christine Tolay, Shortly after her birth, her parents came to this country settling on a farm in Yaleville, Guilford [Chenango Co.].  In 1882 she married William Bradley and many years of their life was spent on a farm in our village.  In 1932 Mr Bradley passed on and Mrs. Bradley has resided with her two daughters, Mrs. William Gardner, of Sherburne, and Mrs. Peace, of Unadilla. She also leaves two sons, Warren, of Binghamton, and Ira, of Guilford.  Services were held Friday afternoon at Colwell Bros'. Chapel in Bainbridge.  Interment at the Yaleville Cemetery, Guilford.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Obituaries (June 19)

Lorinda (Booth) Queal
Northern Christian Advocate, December 3, 1908
Among the more interesting personages who have recently passed away is Mrs. Lorinda Booth Queal, widow of the late Rev. William H. Queal, who for fifty years was a well known minister of our church, being first a member of the old Oneida and then of the Wyoming Conference. This excellent and beloved woman died November 6th at the home of her daughter and only surviving relative, Mrs. Nathan H. Briggs, who lives at Oneonta [Otsego Co., NY].  Services were held at Oneonta and also at West Bainbridge where the burial took place. A suitable memorial of Mrs. Queal will dauntless be prepared for publication.
Northern Christian Advocate, January 21, 1909
Lorinda Booth Queal departed this life Friday, November 6th, 1908, in the eighty-eighth year of her age.  Her husband, Rev. W.G. Queal, of the Wyoming conference, of honored and precious memory, preceded her by twenty years to the home land, a beloved son and daughter also awaited her coming.  For about forty years she travelled with her sainted husband, the path of the Methodist itinerant. Bravely and faithfully she met the responsibilities, endured the hardships, bore the burdens, and with queenly grace adorned the place of honor she so nobly filled. She lived in an atmosphere of faith and prayer. To her the weary came with great freedom, while she told them of the Divine rest bringer. To her the sorrowing of the parish came to hear from her lips the words of comfort. Between her soul and the Unseen there seemed to be a bond of closest sympathy and fellowship.  Never jostled by the unexpected experiences of life, always even, tender, trustful, and cheerful, her natural disposition was beautiful, but even this was refined and adorned by grace.  In revival work her husband found her a very efficient helper; and in the case of persons for whom she specially labored and prayed it often seemed as if the Lord might have said of her "O woman, great is thy faith; be it unto thee even as thou wilt." Although a decade has passed since she was retired from the active duties of the church, yet in all the places where she had lived her name is held in grateful memory.  In the closing years of her life she was lovingly cared for by her only surviving daughter, Mrs. N.H. Briggs of Oneonta, N.Y.  Her every wish so far as possible was cheerfully gratified. God let her down gently, and after lingering awhile in painless weakness, she fell on sleep.  Her funeral service was held in the church at Union Valley, conducted by the writer.  Her ashes rest beside the dust of her kindred, "Until the day breaks o'er the hills."  Oneonta, N.Y.   Austin Griffin.
Jennie Smith
Oxford Times, January 11, 1911
Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY]:  Mrs. Jennie Smith, widow of the late Levi Smith of this place, died at the home of her brother-in-law, R.G. Lyon, last Saturday morning.  The funeral was held Monday with burial in the local cemetery.  Mrs. Smith was a sister of C.H. Acly of Coventry who with his family are the only near relatives surviving. She was most highly respected in the community where her quiet loyalty and consistent Christian life made her many friends.  Rev. Hill of Bainbridge conducted the burial services, speaking most encouragingly of the life of the deceased.
Elnora Clark Springsteen
1885 - 1937
Elnora Clark Springsteen, 52, died at the Binghamton State Hospital, Friday, December 10.  Mrs. Springsteen was born in Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY] on May 31, 1885, the daughter of Adelbert and Evaline Clark.  She was united in marriage to F.L. Springsteen, then of Sidney, in September, 1909.  Since then they have always made their home in the vicinity of Bainbridge. For many years Mrs. Springsteen was an active member of the Bainbridge Methodist Church, whenever health permitted.  Besides her husband, F.L. Springsteen, of Farmington, Conn., there survive two children, a son, Wilfred, and a daughter, Mrs. Henry Thursten, both of Afton, and three brothers, Alton L. of Bainbridge, George B. of Bayonne, N.J., and Ernest, of Binghamton.  Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Colwell brothers Funeral Parlors, with burial made in the Greenlawn Cemetery [Bainbridge, NY]. Rev. G.N. Underwood was the officiating pastor.
George Emory Nichols
1857 - 1938
After a short illness George Nichols passed away at his home below the village Thursday, February 3.  He was born in the town of Afton [Chenango Co., NY] in April 1857, on the original Nichols Homestead which had been settled by his great grandfather, James [Nichols].  He lived at North Afton and was well known as a good farmer, jersey breeder and had a very fine herd.  Married to Frances Pearce in January, 1879, who survives, five children were born to them.  Three are still surviving, Leo, who resides on the farm below the village, Aldyth, the wife of a Lutheran pastor in Atlantic, Iowa, and Eric of Binghamton; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  Mr. Nicholl moved from the North Afton home to the present farm in Bainbridge in 19\10.  A nervous breakdown impaired his health and he retired form active work, but kept busy with lighter occupations.  He was known to all as a genial visitor, well read in all lines, a lover of his country, and much interested in genealogy.  He was very proud of the fact that his children could join many historical societies and that Charlemagne and William the Conquerer were in the branches of the family tree.  Mr. Nichols will be missed by a large circle of acquaintances, but all will feel that he had lived a useful life and this work had been well done.  Funeral services were held in the Colwell Brothers chapel, Sunday afternoon, with Rev. G.N. Underwood officiating. Burial was in the family plot in the North Afton cemetery where members of the family have been buried for the last century and a half.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Post Listing June 12-18, 2017

Listing of Blog Postings for the week of June 12-18, 2017

Posted June 14, 2017

Harriet Breese - Henry B. Smith 
Grover Delancey Kelsey - Clara Anra Stratton (1918)
Marionette Bartholf - Joseph E. Kolbt (1921)
Marriage notices - 1829
     Edwin Smith - Phebe Robinson
     Col., W. Pardee - Laura E. S. Rodman
     Lewis Gregory - Polly Wescott
     Dr. Patrick H. Hard - Eliza M. Randall
     William E. Chapman - Harriet Sellick

Posted June 18, 2017
Ethelyn Ferris - Ralph Sullivan (1937)
Christine Greene - Howard Lawrence (1937)
Rial W. Stead - Minnie A. Burton (1937)
Iva Mae Brown - Maxcon Sturges Crumb (1938)
Marriage Notices - 1875
     Wells Sexton - Dency Hunt
     Frederick Smith - Eliza Hoyt
     Clarkes Hebbard - Addie Whitney
     Israel W. Seeley - Polly D. Clapp
     Philetus H. Burdick - Martha L. Burdick
     John P. Mudge - Ida M. Piper
     Judson Perkins - Eva L. Blair
Posted June 12, 2017
Jessie L. Ireland (Oxford, West Bainbridge, 1937)
David Wayne Tutty (Afton, Yonkers, 1937)
Capt. George S. Stead (Norwich, Morris, 1937)
Harry H. Linn (Morris, 1937)
Dorothea Hansen (Morris, 1937)

Posted June 13, 2017
Fanny DeShon (Preston, 1829
John Horton (Cherry Valley, 1846)
Andrew B. Knapp (Cherry Valley, 1849)
Lewis Eugene Sweet (Bainbridge, Norwich, 1937)

Posted June 14, 2017
Arlie (Marsh) Burlingame (North Brookfield, 1937)
Kenneth Kent Kilpatrick (Windsor, 1937)
Emmett Manwarren (1937)
Death Notices - 1875
     Libbie LaDue (Norwich)
     Taft Colwell (Plymouth)
     Martha Card (Smyrna)
     Hannah Merrill (Oxford)
     Mary Rafferty (Sherburne)
     Nellie White (Sherburne)
     Milo P. Bartle (Greene)
     Sylvester Dent (Greene)
     Mary D. Bogardus (NYC, Greene)
     George A. Jones (Binghamton, New Berlin)

Posted June 15, 2017
E. Delavan McLean (Binghamton, Orlando FL, 1937)
Mary (Brazee) Hyde (Afton, 1937)
Rosabelle (Banner) Strong (Bainbridge, 1937)
Riley Bennett (Unadilla, Bainbridge, 1937)

Posted June 16, 2017
Mrs. Benjamin Decker (West Bainbridge, 1900)
Clark K. Holmes (Oxford, Bainbridge, 1903)
George Oscar Benjamin (Oxford, 1903)
Mary Fisher (Guilford Center, Oxford, 1903)
Edgar Hayes (Bainbridge, 1903)

Posted June 17, 2017
Ralph "Moses" Woods (Norwich, Guilford, Bainbridge, 1938)
Anna Birdsall (Greene, 1829)
Temperance Cornish (Coventry, 1846)
Death Notices - 1829
     Henry R. Rogers (South Bainbridge)
     Joseph H. Reynolds (Greene)
     Jesse Church (Colesville, Norwich)

Posted June 18, 2017
William Henry Sweet (Bainbridge, 1931)
Ellen A. Kark (Coventry, 1931)
William Linus Clark (Woodgate, Bainbridge, 1937)
Alice (Payne) Albrecht (Sidney, 1937)
Lena (Barnes) Hovey (Guilford Center, 1937)
Posted June 12, 2017
Splendid Send-Off for The Soldiers - 1918

Marriages (June 18)

Sullivan - Ferris
November 1937
Afton [Chenango Co., NY]:  A pretty wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Emmet Sullivan of Afton, when Ethelyn Ferris of South New Berlin [Chenango Co., NY] became the bride of their son, Ralph Sullivan at noon Thanksgiving day.  The Rev. Skinner of South New Berlin, assisted by the Rev. Nichols of Afton, officiated using the ring ceremony, which took place before a bank of ferns and baskets of yellow chrysanthemums. The bridesmaid was Neva Matterson, of South New Berlin, and the best man was Ronald Brown of Binghamton.  During the ceremony Mrs. Nichols of Afton sang, "Oh Promise Mr" and "I Love You Truly," A wedding dinner was served to about 36 guests. After a short wedding trip Mr. and Mrs. Sullivan will reside at the Sullivan homestead in Afton.
Greene - Lawrence
November 1937
Miss Christine Greene and Howard Lawrence, of Sidney [Delaware Co., NY], were married Thanksgiving morning at the Methodist parsonage in New Berlin by the pastor, Rev. Theodore Hubbard, who is the bride's cousin.  The young couple was attended by Miss Geraldine Crispel, of Thompson, Pa., and Rev. Kenneth Babcock, of New Berlin. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Minnie Greene, formerly of Guilford, and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lawrence, of Mamaroneck.  Mrs. Lawrence is well known in the vicinity of Guilford and Sidney.  She is a graduate of the Guilford High School.  For the past few years both Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence have been employed in the Scintilla Magneto plant at Sidney. They will make their home in Sidney.
Stead - Burton
November 1937
The home of Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Wilcox was the scene of a quiet wedding Friday, November 26th, at 1 o'clock when Rial W. Stead and Minnie A. Burton, both of Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY], were united in marriage by the Rev. George N. Underwood. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Wilcox.  On their return from a tour to several places of interest they will reside at the groom's home in Yaleville [Chenango Co., NY]
Crumb - Brown
January 1938
At the Methodist Episcopal parsonage in Afton, Saturday, January 1, Miss Iva Mae [Brown] of Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Burton Brown, of North Afton, became the bride of Maxson Sturges Crumb, son of Mrs. Amy S. Crumb and the late Owen L. Crumb, of Bainbridge.  The couple was attended by Mr. and Mrs. Theo R. Knapp, sister and brother-in-law of the bride.  Mr. Crumb is field auditor for the New York state Department of Audit and Control.
Marriage Notices
Chenango Union, April 29, 1875
SEXTON - HUNT:  In Smyrna April 8, by Rev. C.C. Johnson, Mr. Wells Sexton to Miss Dency Hunt, all of Smyrna [Chenango Co., NY].
SMITH - HOYT:  In Greene, April 6, by Rev. Chas. Shepard, Mr. Frederick Smith to Mrs. Eliza Hoyt, all of Greene [Chenango Co., NY]
HEBBARD - WHITNEY:  In Sherburne, April 14, by Rev. S. Wood, Mr. Clarkes Hebbard to Miss Addie Whitney, all of Sherburne [Chenango Co., NY].
SEELEY - CLAPP:  In Sidney Plains, Apr. 15, Mr. Israel W. Seeley to Miss Polly D. Clapp, both of Afton [Chenango Co., NY]
BURDICK - BURDICK:  In DeRuyter, Apr. 15, 1875, by Elder T. Fisher, Mr. Philetus H. Burdick to Miss Martha L. Burdick, both of Lincklaen [Chenango Co., NY].
MUDGE - PIPER:  In Pitcher, Apr. 18, by Rev. G.P. Turnbul, Mr. John P. Mudge of Taylor [Cortland Co., NY] to Miss Ida M. Piper of Cincinnatus [Cortland Co., NY].
PERKINS - BLAIR:  In Erieville, Madison Co., March 31, by Rev. W.S. Smith, Mr. Judson Perkins of Syracuse [Onondaga Co., NY, formerly of Norwich [Chenango Co., NY] to Miss Eva l. Blair of Erieville.

Obituaries (June 18)

William Henry Sweet
Afton Enterprise & Harpursville Budget, April 23, 1931
The funeral of William Henry Sweet was held from Colwell's funeral chapel[Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY], Saturday afternoon, April 18, at 2 o'clock, Rev. G.H. Orvis, pastor of the Presbyterian church, officiating.  The burial was in the West Bainbridge Cemetery and the service was conducted by the Masonic Lodge of which the deceased was a member.  Mr. Sweet was born in Coventry [Chenango Co., NY], Sept. 4, 1857, the son of Cyrus and Fayette Davis Sweet.  For the past fifteen years he has been a resident and highly respected citizen of Bainbridge. For some time, he has lived alone in his home on Walnut Ave., and it was there that neighbors found him Tuesday morning in an unconscious condition from which he never rallied but passed away at the Bainbridge Hospital Wednesday afternoon.  he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Adah Teachout of Afton ad Mrs. Charles Jacobs of Greene; one grandson, Lewis Pratt of Coventry, and by several nieces and nephews.
Ellen A. Kark
Afton Enterprise & Harpursville Budget, April 23, 1931
Mrs. Ellen A. Kark, 74, died at her home in Coventry [Chenango Co., NY] Tuesday night.  She is survived by her husband, Edward A. Kark, five daughters, Mrs. George M. Mason, Mrs. Verna Rice, Binghamton; Mrs. William Bickford, Clinton; Mrs. Stuart Tompkins, Middleburg; Mrs. Harlan Brown, Johnson City, Twenty-five grandchildren and five-great grandchildren survive. The funeral will be held at the home Friday at 12 o'clock noon and at 2 o'clock at the Grace Tabernacle church Binghamton. Burial in the Chenango Valley cemetery.
William Linus Clark
Word has been received here of the unexpected death of William Linus Clark, of Bradenton, Fla., and Woodgate, N.Y. [Oneida Co.], at his Florida home, Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1937.  He was born in Utica [Oneida Co., NY], Nov. 20, 1873 son of the late Captain Linus R. Clark and Mary Care Clark, spending his childhood and early life there and in Bainbridge, the family moving here in the spring of 1880. They lived first on the farm in the edge of the village on the Sidney road, the house being across the road from the Beatty place and at the corner south of the Guilford Road. Later Capt. Clark bought the old Colonial home on West Main, now the residence of Dr. Edward Danforth, where they lived for many years.  While a high school student in Bainbridge he became interested in chemistry and invented a process of coating paper with milk casein and was employed for twenty years as chemist by the Champion Coated Paper co. of Hamilton, Ohio.  On Aug. 21, 1901 he married Caroline Clark, of Geneva, Ill.  He was a member of the Masonic Order and the Protestant Episcopal Church of Bradenton, Fla.  Beside his widow he is survived by two brothers, Charles J. of Holland Patent, and the Rev. Robert L. Clark, of Bainbridge; also several nieces and nephews.
Alice (Payne) Albrecht
1880 - 1937
Alice (Payne) Albrecht, died suddenly at her home in Sidney [Delaware Co., NY], Wednesday evening, December 8, Her death came as a shock to friends and relatives in this vicinity. She was born June 2, 1880, in Bainbridge, the daughter of Elmer B. and Theodora (Bartlett) Payne.  She was united in marriage with Loren Albrecht on May 6, 1917.  they had made their home in Sidney since that time.  Rev. W.E. Ellwood, pastor of the Sidney Methodist Church, of which the deceased was a member, assisted by Rev. T.A. Rich, of Unadilla, were the officiating pastors at the funeral services which were held at the Carr-Hare Funeral Parlors in Sidney on Saturday afternoon.  Interment was in Greenlawn Cemetery [Bainbridge, NY]. Mrs. Albrecht was a member of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union of Bainbridge. She was active in church work, and did much to brighten the lives of those around her.  Besides her husband there survive a sister, Mrs. Julian G. Corbin, of Bainbridge; a brother, Butler B. Payne, of Afton, and several nephews and nieces.
Lena (Barnes) Hovey
Lena Barnes Hovey, 55, died at her home at Guilford Center [Chenango Co., NY], Thursday, Dec. 30, 1937.  Mrs. Hovey was born July 7, 1882, in the town of Butternuts, Otsego Co., where she spent her early childhood. She was united in marriage to Franklin G. Hovey on March 14, 1900.  Of this union were born three children, Merton B. Hovey, of Oswego, N.Y.; Everett F. Hovey, of Sidney, N.Y., and Mildred Hovey Savary, of Guilford Center. She is survived by her husband, Franklin G. Hovey; the three above named children; nine grandchildren; one brother W. Everett Barnes of Milford, N.Y., and one sister Alice Barnes Sherwood, of South New Berlin.  The first eleven years  of her married life were spent in the town of Butternuts, from there she moved with her husband to Guilford Center, where she made her home till her death, which came after a lingering illness of four months. Affiliated with the Congregational-Presbyterian Chruch of the village, she was a faithful member and very active worker in Ladies' Missionary and Aid circles, where she will be sorely missed.  Funeral services conducted Jan. 2, 1938, at the home and the Congregational-Presbyterian Chruch, were in charge of the pastor, Rev. A.E. Reudink.  Interment was made at the Guilford Center Cemetery.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Obituaries (June 17)

Ralph "Moses" Woods
January 1938
Moses Wood, aged 38, died of a fractured skull at the Chenango Memorial Hospital, Tuesday night, Jan. 11.  While in Norwich [Chenango Co., NY] he made his home with Morris Curtis.  Mr. Wood for years made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hinman in Guilford.  He leaves two sisters, one residing in Guilford and one in Poughkeepsie, and a father in Pennsylvania.  Services were held Sunday afternoon from Colwell's Funeral Chapel in Bainbridge, Rev. J.W. Bump of Guilford, officiating.
Death Case Probe Opens at Norwich
Norwich:  Chenango County officials started an investigation today into the cause of injuries received by Ralph "Moses" Woods, [40], son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Moses [Woods] of Choconut, Pa., who died at the Chenango Memorial Hospital today.  District Attorney Lester D. Mosher said he had been informed of the man's death when he came to Norwich today on other business.  \Hhe said Woods, a truckman, died without making any official statement of the facts surrounding his injuries. He had been in semi-=conscious condition since he presented himself at the hospital Wednesday  night.  It was learned today that Woods gave different versions of the affair to friends.  In one version he stated that he was hurt in an automobile accident and in another he stated that he was hit on the head with a bottle in a fight. Sheriff Neil D. Lewis is checking all reports.  On Monday night, it has been learned by officers, Woods called at the office of a Norwich physician and asked for treatment. The doctor directed Woods to go to the hospital.  Woods did not show up.  Wednesday night Woods appeared at the hospital and after being admitted, requested that Dr. Leslie T. Kinney be called. Dr. Kinney says he discovered the man had lacerations of the head and a fractured skull.  Dr. Kinney was not acquainted with the story of how the injuries were received.  Following an autopsy this afternoon at the Chenango Memorial Hospital by Dr. Kinney and Dr. Norman Lester, Dr. Matt Boname of Oxford, coroner, announced that he was reserving decision pending an investigation.  He stated that the autopsy disclosed death was caused by a fracture of the skull followed by meningitis, apparently caused by a blow on the head.  The body was taken tonight to the Colwell Funeral Chapel in Bainbridge where services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Woods Death Still Puzzle to Officers
Norwich:  The investigation as to how Ralph "Moses" Woods, who died of a skull fracture at the Chenango County Hospital last Friday, received his injury centered in the City of Norwich yesterday afternoon, when Police Chief Lelan Brookins learned that Woods jumped out of a second story window, a distance of about 11 feet at the home of Mrs. Grace Brown, on Gladding Lane, on Monday night.  Chief Brookins said today that according to Mrs. Brown's statement Woods came to her home shortly before 10 o'clock Monday night, and asked if he might go to bed. She told him to go upstairs and lie down on a cot at the head of the stairs. She was alone in the house at the time she said.  Suddenly Mrs. Brown said she heard a smash from above and calling out to Woods, he hollered from outdoors just under the window.  Mrs. Brown said he umped through the lower portion of the window.  Chief Brookins said the window sash glass and all, had been carried away, and in the snow under the window there were bloodstains.  Undersheriff Frank J. Machio who has queried several persons during the investigations stated that the report that Woods had been hit in the head with a beer bottle at a roadhouse just outside the city had been investigated thoroughly and appeared to have no foundation. Chief Brookins said this afternoon that it had not been possible as yet to establish whether Woods fractured his skull when he jumped through the window at Mrs. Brown's home or when he fell on Saturday night, as the investigators have learned that after being refused a drink at the roadhouse he left but returned later bleeding from cuts on his face and eye. At this time there was a cut over the right eye and it is understood the skull fracture was over the right. The officers state that from the questioning they have done so far they have discarded the theory that there was any motive for robbery, as they have checked Woods' money within a few dollars. Chief Brookins stated that he has learned that Woods has jumped out of the window on the first floor at Mrs. Brown's on one other occasion and that he had jumped through windows at other places on two previous instances.

Anna Birdsall
Norwich Journal, June 17, 1829
Died, in this village [Greene, Chenango Co., NY], on the evening of the 12th inst. after a severe illness of two weeks, Mrs. Anna Birdsall, wife of Maurice Birdsall, Esq. aged 51 years.  Thus has a husband been irreparably bereaved of an amiable and affectionate wife, numerous family of a tender and indulgent parent, and community of a worthy virtuous member and exemplary Christian.  Mrs. B. had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church in this village, and was universally esteemed and beloved by all who knew her.  Her loss will be deeply felt and sincerely lamented.--Greene, June 13, 1829

Temperance Cornish
Northern Christian Advocate, December 30, 1846
Mrs. Temperance Cornish, wife of Mr. Whiting Cornish, died in Coventry, Chenango county, N.Y., Aug. 30th, 1846, in the 59th year of her age.  Our beloved sister was called suddenly away from earth, but she was found watching and waiting for the coming of her Lord.  Her disease was dropsy on the heart. As she arose from her bed, about 5 o'clock in the morning, to attend to her ordinary work--she fell upon the floor and instantly expired.  For more than twenty-five years she had stood as a pillar in the church of God. Being clothed with the panoply of God, she was ready for every conflict, obeying the injunction of the apostle, to "Fight the good fight of faith," and "Lay hold on eternal life."  While the church in Coventry [Chenango Co., NY] has been subjected to many changes and trials, sometimes enjoying seasons of great prosperity, and at other times suffering great spiritual declension, sister Cornish faithfully prosecuted her heavenly journey; having "respect unto the recompense of reward"; and while Millerism has passed over this part of the land, overthrowing "the faith of some," and leaving in its train a "withering influence, our departed sister mourned over the desolation in Zion, and addressed herself to the great work and service of her master, with a zeal and fidelity worthy of her high profession.  She ardently loved the institutions of the church of her choice. The prayer meeting, the class meeting, the love feast, were places where the faithful soul delighted to dwell, and where she often held sweet communion with her brethren and with God. For many years her house was the welcome and pleasant resting place of the weary, wayworn itinerant, and many of the servants of God will remember, with grateful interest, the great kindness and the hospitable entertainment they have shared at the house of Br. and Sister Cornish.  But she has gone, gone to her everlasting rest in glory, leaving behind her an affectionate husband, weeping and lonely, yet looking upward in prospect of meeting his sainted companion in that land where tears of sorrow will never flow.  She has also left ten children, besides numerous other relatives to mourn over their sad bereavement.  Some of the children are already looking to a better inheritance, while a portion of this mourning, pensive group, are living without any preparation to meet their departed mother in the skies.  O. that the prayers and tears that she has poured forth for them, may prevail in the courts of heaven, until every one of them shall embrace the religion of Jesus Christ.  In her departure, the church has lost one of its brightest ornaments, the family a most worthy and devoted companion and mother, and the whole community mourn the loss of one of their kindest neighbors and friends. And the triumphant hosts above rejoice in the accession of so bright a member to their glorious company. The funeral services were conducted by our worthy brother, Rev. George Evans, who has been for many years an intimate friend of the family, and quite a number of years, at different periods, their spiritual guide and pastor, in his regular work on this circuit.  Her mortal remains were then consigned to the tomb, there to rest until the morning of the resurrection.  May the Lord sanctify this dispensation of his providence, to all the surviving friends, and may they be prepared to meet her at the right hand of God.;    E.P. Beecher, South Bainbridge, Dec. 2, 1846.

Death Notices
Norwich Journal, May 20, 1829
Died at south Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY], the 2d inst., after a long and lingering illness, Henry R. Rogers, Postmaster at that palce, aged 25.

Norwich Journal, May 27, 1829
Joseph H. Reynolds was drowned in the Chenango River on the 24th inst. near the Village of Greene [Chenango Co., NY].  Verdict of Coroner's inquest, accidental death.

Norwich Journal, August 5, 1829
Died in Colesville, Broome Co. on the 3rd inst, Jesse Church, aged 29 years, formerly of this village [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY].