Wednesday, December 17, 2014

BCHS Class of 1942 - Part 3

Bainbridge Central High School - Class of 1942
Senior Portraits
 
 
Edward Danforth Knight, Jr.

 
Ethel Ruth Meade

 
Lillian Mae Moore

 
Anna Mae Sites

 
Daisy Ellen Sites

 
Louella Mae Weeks


Marriages (December 17)

Ramsdell - Lyon
Bainbridge Republican, January 10, 1878
 
In Masonville [Delaware Co., NY], Wells Ramsdell, aged 55 years, has just been united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Miss Emily Lyon, aged 18 years.
 
Cornell - Mott
Bainbridge news & Republican, March 7, 1946

Miss Betty Esther Mott, daughter of Mrs. Ralph Mott and the late Mr. Mott, of Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY], was married to Benjamin I. Cornell, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin I. Cornell, of Anderson, Mo., Feb. 14, at the home of the bridegroom's parents.  The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Homer l. Long, pastor of the Methodist Church.  Mrs. Cornell was graduated from Bainbridge High School and Mr. Cornell was just recently discharged from the Army with which he saw service in the Pacific Theatre.
 
Casey - Weidman
Bainbridge News & Republican, March 7, 1946
 
Hazel Marie Weidman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allen O. Weidman, 23 Butler street, and Francis Winsor Casey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis J. Casey, Bainbridge, were married Sunday night at 7 in the Brick Presbyterian Church, 63 E. 92nd street, New York City.  The Rev. Treed officiated.  Miss Louise Voorhes, Garden City, L.I., was maid of honor and John Burgin, Franklin, was best man.  The bride wore a gray suit with white accessories, a hat and corsage of white gardenias.  Her maid of honor also chose a gray suit.  Her accessories were black and she wore camellias.  A wedding dinner was served at the Madison Hotel. After a few days in New York City the couple will go to Virginia.  On returning from their wedding trip; they will reside in Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY].  The bride graduated from Oneonta High School in 1940 and had been employed at Sak's Fifth Avenue store as a model.  Mr. Casey graduated from Bainbridge High School in 1937 and attended Colgate University prior to entering the service in January, 1942.  He was discharged in December, 1945, after serving overseas 18 months.  He was attached to General MacArthur's headquarters.

Marriages Notices
Bainbridge Republican, March 14, 1878
 
WINDSOR - IRELAND:  At the home of the bride March 6th, 1878, by Rev. N.S. Reynolds, Dellavan S. Windsor, of Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY], to Miss Emma J. Ireland, of Oxford [Chenango Co., NY].
 
AUSTIN - MATHEWSON:  In Masonville, March 5th, 1878, at the home of the bride by Rev. A. Brown, Mr. Alexander Austin to Miss Flora Mathewson, both of Masonville [Delaware Co., NY]
 
BLAKESLEE - WRIGHT:  At the residence of the bride's parents, in Afton [Chenango Co., NY], March 5th, 1878, by Rev. E.T. Jacobs, Mr. William H. Blakeslee of Coventry [Chenango Co., NY] to Miss Myrtie E. Wright.
 
GROVER - MILLER:  In New Berlin, Feb. 27, by Rev. N.J. Hawley, Mr. James D. Grover of Guilford [Chenango Co., NY], to Miss Azna J. Miller of New Berlin [Chenango Co., NY]
 
BENNETT - ELMENDORF:  In Afton, Feb. 23d, by Rev. J.M. Clark, Mr. Alfred A. Bennett of Mt. Upton [Chenango Co., NY], to Miss Mary L. Elmendorf of Walton [Delaware Co., NY].

Obituaries (December 17)

Rev. Egbert Kilpatrick
Bainbridge News & Republican, December 28, 1944
 
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at White's Funeral Chapel, Hobart, of the late Rev. Egbert Kilpatrick who died last Thursday night at the Stamford hospital, following several months' illness.  The Rev. George H. Savage, of Oneonta, district superintendent of Wyoming conference, officiated, assisted by the Rev. George H. Savage, of Oneonta, district superintendent of Wyoming conference.  Mr. Kilpatrick was born Aug. 23, 1855, son of George and Ann (Follett) Kilpatrick, of Roxbury.  There he grew to manhood, attended the village school and later entered Wyoming Seminary and was admitted to the ministry of Wyoming conference.  His first charge was at Hale Eddy and he continued in the ministry for 40 years.  On Nov. 5, 1932, he was united in marriage with Mrs. Emma Brenn, of Hobart, where he has since resided.  They were a devoted couple and enjoyed life to the full until he was taken ill last summer.  Surviving are his wife and two sons by a former marriage, the Rev. Lester A. Kilpatrick, pastor of the Methodist Church at Grand Rapids, Mich., and Elmer Kilpatrick, of Candor, besides several grandchildren.  The many and beautiful floral tributes testified to the love and esteem in which he was held by all who knew him. 
 
Mrs. B.W. Carpenter
Bainbridge News & Republican, March 7, 1946
 
Mrs. B.W. Carpenter, mother of Paul Carpenter, died Feb. 28 at her home in Bergen [Genesee Co., NY].  Funeral services were held Saturday at the home with the Rev. Ices officiating.  Mrs. Carpenter and son, Albert, and daughter, Betty Jo, returned home from the funeral Monday while Mr. Carpenter remained for several days.

Charles Johnson
Bainbridge News & Republican, March 7, 1946

Charles Johnson died at his home early Tuesday morning, Feb. 28, following a prolonged illness, at the age of 73.  Born at North Afton [Chenango Co., NY], May 26, 1872, he was a son of Frank and Mary (Benedict) Johnson.  He attended school in Afton until he was 13 when his family moved to Bainbridge.  In 1914, he was united in marriage to Hazel Shofkom.  He worked as a mason with his father and later for Frank Lewis for several years.  For a number of years he was very active in baseball, being very prominent on the pitching staff for Bainbridge and other surrounding towns.  He continued his enthusiasm for this national sport and always attended the games until the town team was disbanded because of World War II.  A veteran of the Spanish-American War, he went overseas with the 1st New York Regiment, Co. H., of Binghamton.  He is survived by his wife, Hazel Johnson; four daughters, Mary Johnson Brewer, of Bainbridge; Grace Johnson Hawkins, of Oneonta; Marion Johnson Mitter, of Bainbridge, and Betty Johnson; two sons, Donald Johnson and LeRoy Johnson, of Bainbridge; a sister, Mrs. Alice Thompson, of Binghamton;  a cousin, Mrs. Grace Boyce, of Norwich; two grandchildren, Ronald and Raymond Brewer, of Bainbridge; and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Fisher's Chapel with the Rev. Norman Lawton officiating.  The body was placed in the vault and interment will take place in the spring in St. Peter's Cemetery [Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY].

Frank C.  McLean
Bainbridge News & Republican, March 7, 1946

Frank C. McLean, 48, of Greene [Chenango Co., NY], died Thursday morning at Binghamton City Hospital.  he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Winifred McLean of Greene; two sons, Frank C. McLean, Jr., and Gordon McLean, both of Greene; a granddaughter, Donna Carol McLean, of Greene; two sisters, Mrs. Clifford Robinson, of North Fenton, and Miss Alta McLean of Endicott.

Ray D. Edson
Bainbridge News & Republican, March 7, 1946

The death of Ray D. Edson occurred on Friday, Feb. 22, at this home at Youngs, town of Sidney [Delaware Co., NY], after an illness of 10 days.  He was 68 years of age.  He is survived by his wife and one son, William Edson, who recently was discharged form the army after service in the Pacific theatre.  Mr. Edson had lived in Sidney and vicinity for about 40 years.

Jennie F. Sturgess
Bainbridge News & Republican, March 7, 1946

Jennie F. Sturgess, 66, of Oxford [Chenango Co., NY], died Sunday morning at her home.  She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Adelia Oldfield, of Guilford; Mrs. Clara Nutter, of Elmira, and Mrs. Alice Johnson, of Mount Upton; two brothers, Charles Sturgess, of Oxford, and Eugene Sturgess, of California. 

Edmund Daugherty
Bainbridge News & Republican, March 7, 1946

Edmund J. Daugherty passed away at his home on Furnace Hill, Guilford [Chenango Co., NY], Sunday morning, Feb. 24, at 10:45 a.m.  Mr. Daugherty met death instantaneously.  He had gone to the basement to attend the furnace. When he did not return, Mrs. Daugherty went down to see why he did not come upstairs and found him gone.  Death was due to heart trouble from which he had suffered constantly for the past four years.  Mr. Daugherty was born at Compton, Pa., on Dec. 5, 1869, the son of Myra (Moyo) and Joseph Daugherty.  He was by trade a trimmer and was employed by the Endicott-Johnson Co.  On July 4, 1890, he was united in marriage to Alice Floyd.  To this union was born two sons and one daughter, Clarence Daugherty, of Carbondale, Pa., Charles Daugherty, of Blakely, Pa., and Mrs. Jerome Revels, of Guilford.  On May 29, 1930, at Vestal, occurred the marriage of Mr. Daugherty and Mrs. Hattie Wentworth, the Rev. Harold Swales officiating.  Their home for the past 14 years has been in Guilford.  Surviving besides the widow and the above mentioned children are one step-daughter, Mrs. Elma Brown, of Johnson City; one brother, Ray L. Daugherty, of Binghamton; one nephew, Joseph Daugherty, of Maine, N.Y.; and six grandchildren.  Mr. Daugherty was one of our most respected citizens.  He was a kindly  neighbor, and always well spoken.  Final rites were held from the Methodist Church, Guilford, Wednesday, at 1:30 p.m., with the Rev. Francis Blake, Episcopal rector at Unadilla, officiating.  The body was placed in the vault at Unadilla [Otsego Co., NY], to await burial in the spring beside his mother in the family plot at Peckville, Pa.  Bearers were Harry Nash, Millard Jarvis, Clinton Burlison and Percy McLagan.  Flowers, beautiful in their profusion, gave evidence of the respect and esteem held for Mr. Daugherty by the people in our community.

Soldier News continued, 1944

Area Veterans of World War II
Bainbridge News & Republican, Dec. 28, 1944

Pfc. Earl Clark, Jr.
 
Was in the regular Army before the war.  He was in the battle of Tunisia, Sicily, Italy, and D-Day, and is now in the 1st Division in Germany.

Edwin DeLong, R.M. 3/C
 
In the Navy:  One of the first Bainbridge boys to join the Navy, he is now attached to the Atlantic Fleet.

Alvin Hayes, S.M. 1/C
 
Veteran Sailor:  Served in the Navy for more than five years with both the Atlantic and Pacific fleets.

Cpl. Robert Knowles
 
U.S. Marine:  First Bainbridge boy to join the Marines, was trained as a paratrooper, and when the Marine Paratroopers disbanded, he joined the regular ranks and is now serving in the Pacific area.

Robert Rosenstein, Y 1/C
 
Navy Veteran:  Was a member of the crew of the North Carolina battleship, which took part in plenty of action in the Pacific.

Sgt. Leo Terry
 
Marine:  In Pacific area, where he has taken part in a number of engagements with the Japs.

Bruce Weeks, B.M. 1/C
 
Veteran Sailor:  Served in the Navy for more than five years, now with the Pacific Fleet.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Marriages (December 16)

Marriage Notices
Chenango Telegraph, October 21, 1835
WELLS - DONALDSON:  In Butternuts, Otsego county, on Tuesday morning, 13th instant, by the Rev. Mr. Warren, Mr. George Wells, of Preston [Chenango Co., NY], to Miss Frances Donaldson, of the former place.
 
ROCKWELL - HOLBERT:  In Solon, Cortland county, on Wednesday last, by the Rev. Mr. Johnson, Mr. Thomas Rockwell, of Cincinnatus [Cortland county, NY], to Miss Lucia Holbert, of the former place.
 
Chenango Telegraph, March 30, 1836
HARDING - PERCIVAL:  At Mount Morris, Livingston county, on Thursday, the 17th inst. by the Rev. C.H. Goodrich, Mr. Hugh Harding, Editor of the Mount Morris Spectator, to Miss Emily M. Percival, formerly of Smyrna, in this county [Chenango Co., NY], all of Mt. Morris.
 
BOURNE - CARPENTER:  In Pitcher [Chenango Co., NY], on the 24th inst., by the Rev. Luther H. Peck, Mr. Roswell K. Bourne, Principal of the Sylvan Springs High School, to Miss Rosina Maria, daughter of Nathan Carpenter, Esq. all of the same place.
 
Chenango Telegraph, April 6, 1836
BERRY - GAGE:  In Ithaca, on the 21st ult., by the Rev. Mr. Castle, Mr. Ansel Berry, of this village [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY], to Miss Hannah J. Gage, late of New Hampshire.
 
MASON - SLADE:  In Preston [Chenango Co., NY], on Sunday last, by the Rev. Mr. Dyer, Doct. Milton Mason to Miss Sophia Slade, all of that town.
 
Chenango Telegraph, April 20, 1836
FENTON - BIRDSALL:  In Addison, Steuben county, on the 11th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Butts, Mr. William M. Fenton, of Pontiac, Michigan, to Miss Adelaide S. Birdsall, of the former place.  The parties to this union were formerly of this village [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY].
 
Chenango Telegraph, May 4, 1836
BUSH - BURLINGAME:  In South  New Berlin [Chenango Co., NY], on the 27th ult., by the Rev. P.G. Bridgeman, Mr. Roswell R. Bush, of Guilford [Chenango Co., NY], to Miss Lucyna Burlingame, of the former place.
 
WELLS - ROOT:  On the 28th ult., Mr. Wait Wells of Cincinnatus, Cortland county, to Miss Polly Root, of Solon.
 
DeFOREST - PETTENGILL:  At New Lisbon, Otsego Co., on the 20th ult. by the Rev. R.M. Davis of Springfield, Mr. DeLauzon DeForest, of Edmeston [Otsego Co., NY], to Miss Eliza Pettengill, of the former place.
 
 
 

Miscellaneous Items from 1836

Miscellaneous Items from 1836

Accidental Shooting
Accident:  On Friday afternoon last, as one of the canal packet sloops from Philadelphia for New York was laying at anchor near south Amboy, the captian loaded his gun with slugs for the purpose of shooting ducks.  He cocked the gun, and after waiting some time without getting a chance to shoot he uncocked it and placed it in two boxes which were standing on the quarter deck.  He then laid down on the deck, together with a friend, who had accompanied him from Philadelphia, and one of the deck hands, with the muzzle of the gun pointed towards them.  After laying there for about fifteen mintues, the gun went off, and ten of the slugs pierced the cpatain's friend, seven entering his right thigh, and three penetrating his abdomen.  The captain was also shot through the right leg just below the knee, by which the artery was separated.  They were brought ashore to Joseph Kesties, at South Amboy, where medical assitance was procured.  We were unable to learn their names.--N.Y. Gazette  [Chenango Telegraph, June 22, 1836]
 
Lightning Strikes
 
We understand that on Saturday morning last, a man named Parks was struck down by lightning in Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY], while standing in his door, and considerably burnt.  He recovered, and is doing well.
 
On the afternoon of the same day, the house of Mr. Daniel Cook, in the east part of this town [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY], was also struck by lightning ,and the arm of Mrs. C. was slightly burnt by the fluid.  So we hear.  [Chenango Telegraph, June 22, 1836]
 
Slavery Debate in Congress
 
House of Representatives:  Monday, Feb. 8:  The House was engaged all day in debating the question touching the abolition of slavery, and, as the result, adopted the resolution offered by Mr. Pickney, of South Carolina, referring all the memorials, praying for the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia, to a select Committee with instructions to report that Congress ought not to interfere in any way with the subject of slavery in the District, as such interference would be "a violation of the public faith, unwise, impolitic, and dangerous to the Union."  [Chenango Telegraph, Feb. 17, 1836]
 
Bible Distribution
 
Rev. Richard Williams has been employed as Agent for the Chenango County Bible Society, to visit every family in the county, and supply, by sale or donation, every family destitute of a full copy of the Bible; and every child that can read it, under 16 years of age, who is destitute, with at least a New Testament--where there is a willingness to receive.  He is also to receive subscriptions and donations to the county Society, to enable them to sustain the heavy expense of this great and benevolent work.  The Agent has this day entered upon his arduous work, in this county, having for years been successfully engaged in it in other places.  [Chenango Telegraph, Feb. 3, 1836]
 


Obituaries (December 16)

Lyman Baldwin - 1836
 
Lyman Baldwin, son of Mr. Rufus Baldwin, Merchant, of Oxford [Chenango Co., NY], a very intelligent and promising young man, 18 years of age, was drowned in the river on Sunday morning.  We learn that he went into the river with two others, and in endeavoring to cross, not being a swimmer, got into deep water. The body remained in the water about half an hour.  [Chenango Telegraph, June 22, 1836]
 
Eugene King - about 1873
 
Eugene King, a young an residing near Bennettsville [Chenango Co., NY], about three miles from Bainbridge, was fatally injured a few days since by falling from a wagon on which he was wrestling.  He was unconscious from the time he struck the ground, and remained in that condition until his death, a few days thereafter.  He was twenty-five years of age. 
 
The above item appeared in the Binghamton Republican-Times of Wednesday.  The circumstances of how Mr. King came to his death are nearly correct, but happened between five and six years ago.  Treadwell is an old agent for the Times and perhaps when here years gone by, was out sparking "one" of his sweet hearts and while in her embrace wandered off to dream land to enjoy a Rip Van Winkle sleep, and has just awoke.  Surely it is late news.  [Bainbridge Republican, May 9, 1878]
 
Elizabeth  (Russell) Kenyon - 1904

The death of Mrs. Elizabeth Kenyon from pneumonia occurred at the home of N.M. Congdon Monday afternoon April 25, after an illness of only a few days.  Mrs. Kenyon was born in the town of Smyrna [Chenango Co., NY], September 27, 1846, and was the oldest child of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Russell.  She is survived by one son and one daughter, Henry E. and Minnie M. Kenyon both of this town; also one sister, Mrs. Charles Coleman of this town and two brothers, Adelbert E. who resides on Smyrna hill and Albert Russell of Leon, Iowa.  The Sympathy of many friends is extended to the bereaved relatives who have lost a loving and faithful mother and sister.  Funeral services were held from the home of her son, Henry E. Kenyon Thursday morning and burial was made in the west burial ground at this place [Smyrna, NY] by the side of her husband, Emmett Kenyon, who died fifteen years ago.  [Smyrna Press, May 5, 1904]
 
Catharine J. (Rider) Knowles - 1904
 
Nearly fifty years ago, Catharine J. Rider, the adopted daughter of Jarvis M., and Mahetabel Rider, came to their home in DeRuyter, Madison county, N.Y., and for some years her time was divided between farm life and the village school; later the family removed to the town of Otselic [Chenango Co., NY], and from there she attended for a year or more, Oakwood seminary, Cayuga county.  Always social and lively she won many friends wherever she was, and was a very helpful member of the family when at home.  In May 1866 she married Joseph Knowles of this town and began housekeeping in the house with his parents at the old homestead on Smyrna hill, where they continued to live until his death in December 1890.  There were born to them three daughters and a son, two of the former died before their father, the son two years after.  Joseph's father died in 1870 but his mother continued a member of the family until her death in October 1893.  After her mother's death, the last of the household to whom she had given the most tender and faithful care, she left the old home, and having disposed of the farm eight years ago, moved her things to her brother-in-law's James Knowles, and considered that her home for the remainder of her days.  She spent some time nursing those in this locality, then went to Maine for a year or more as matron for Hannah J. Battey national W.C.T.U. lecturer on peace.  She then went to New Jersey for some two years, a part of the time at Atlantic City to nurse an aged friend and relative.  Feeling called to the gospel ministry she spent a year as pastor at Perry City, Schuyler county and nearly two years at West Laurens, Otsego county, after which she was called to Unadilla, and was serving there when taken sick in the summer of 1903, coming to her sister's Mrs. Augustus Knott, at Oxford, the only remaining member of her immediate family.  She was under the physician's care for several weeks.  On partial recovery she returned home, and for a few Sabbaths was able to attend the day service at Upperville. About the last of October she went to her daughter's, Mrs. Priscilla Smith, and as her strength failed and cough continued, she remained indoors for the winter, and as consumption developed she gradually failed until her death on the evening of April 25, 1904,in her 57th year.  The funeral from the residence of H.P. Smith on the 29th was largely attended by relatives and friends from far and near. The services were conducted by J. Wm. Peckham, pastor at Upperville, assisted by Seneca Stevens of Brookfield and W.D. Eddy, pastor of the Congregational church at Smyrna, and also a quartette of singers.  Her father, a minister of Friends, she early in life joined them, and continued an earnest and active lover of the society, and an able assistant of her husband, who was for years, pastor of his own meeting, and an active worker outside of it.  Her abiding faith and cheerful spirit sustained her through the many trials and bereavements of her life; so that with a face wreathed in smiles and a heart of sunshine she was able to bring to many sad hearts, joy and gladness; winning hosts of friends both near and distant who will hear of her departure with sadness.  With patience and cheerfulness she waited the summons to join the greater hosts above; may it be ours to meet her there.  [Smyrna Press, May 5, 1904]
 
Death Notices
Chenango Telegraph, February 17, 1836
MONGER:  In Lebanon, Madison co., on the 23d ult. Mrs. Semanthe Monger, aged 33 years, and daughter of Israel Farrell deceased, late of Sherburne.
 
Chenango Telegraph, April 20, 1836
GUERNSEY:  In Oxford [Chenango Co., NY], on the 9th inst., Mr. Samuel Guernsey, brother of P.B. Guernsey, Esq., of this village, aged 59 years.  A correspondent of the Oxford Republican pays the following brief and just tribute to the memory of Mr. Guernsey:  "He had been an inhabitant of Oxford nearly 40 years, and was one of our most respectable and worthy citizens.  A man of industry, he reaped its rewards in the happy abundance that surrounded him:--A man of integrity and honor, he enjoyed the confidence of a large circle of acquaintance and friends:-- A man of strict morality and virtue, he commanded and enjoyed the respect of all. Above all he was a Christian."
 
LOBDELL:  In Oxford [Chenango Co., NY], on the 9th inst., Abijah Lobdell, Esq., in the 47th year of his age.
 
Chenango Telegraph,  May 4, 1836
FARGO:  In Sherburne, on the 28th ult., Mr. Harry N. Fargo, aged 49 years.  Mr. F. was postmaster of Sherburne [Chenango Co., NY].
 
Chenango Telegraph, May 11, 1836
HOPKINS:  In this town, on the 1st inst. Mrs. Anna Hopkins, consort of George Hopkins deceased, formerly of Plainfield, Conn., in the 86th year of her age.  Mrs. H. was mother to Frederick and Samuel Hopkins, Esqrs. of this town--she was an amiable and an excellent woman.
 
BROOKS:  In this village, on Sunday morning last, after a short but distressing illness, Mrs. Betsey, wife of Otis R. Brooks, aged 25 years. Editors of papers in Otsego county, at Lockport, and at Pittsfield, Mass., are requested to insert this notice.
 
Bainbridge Republican May 9, 1878
EATON:  A little daughter of Frank Eaton of Albany, engineer on the A.&S.S.R.R. was interred in the cemetery at this place [Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY] on Tuesday.
 
 
 
 

Soldier News continued, 1944

Pfc. Clifford Sherman Survives Plane Crash
Bainbridge News & Republican, December 21, 1944

Pfc. Clifford Sherman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Sherman, of R.D.2, Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY], is one of the survivors of a plane crash in which the pilot was instantly killed.  Private Sherman is with a cargo unit which carries supplies by air from England to France.
 
Lt. Col. James Commings Awarded Bronze Star
Bainbridge News & Republican, December 21, 1944
 
Lt. Col. James H. Comings, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Comings, of Coventry [Chenango Co., NY], and graduate of the Afton High School, recently received the Bronze Star Medal for "meritorious service in connection with military operations against the enemy from Nov. 8 to Nov. 20, 1944, in France."  Col. Comings is with General Patton's 3rd Army.
 
Pfc. Howard Foster Wounded in Action
Bainbridge News & Republican, December 21, 1944
 
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Foster received a telegram form the War Department Sunday stating that their son, Pfc. Howard Foster, had been wounded Nov. 29 in Germany, while serving with the 26th Infantry.  On Monday, Mr. and Mrs. Foster received a letter from a chaplain reporting that Howard had his right arm in a cast and was confined to a hospital in Belgium.
 
Pfc. Ernest Meade is Prisoner of Germans
Bainbridge News & Republican, December 21, 1944
 
Pfc. Ernest E. Meade is a prisoner of war in Germany according to a telegram received from the War Department by his mother, Mrs. Ruth Meade, last Thursday night about 11 o'clock.  Private Meade, of the Airborne Infantry, was reported missing in action Sept. 25, in Holland, and no word had been received concerning his whereabouts until the telegram arrived.  Private Meade was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received June 14, in France.
 
Ove Munk in Training at Submarine School
Bainbridge News & Republican, December 21, 1944
 
Ove T. Munk, 30, fireman 1c, R.D.3, Bainbridge, N.Y. [Chenango Co.[, basic training at the Submarine School, Submarine Base, New London, Connecticut, for duty with our growing fleet of underseas fighters.  Fireman Munk will be entitled to wear the twin dolphin insignia of the Submarine Service after further experience aboard a submarine during which he must demonstrate to his commanding officer that he is fully qualified to carry out the duties of his rate. The insignia is regarded as a mark of distinction throughout the Navy.  Munk was graduated in '32 from Bainbridge Central High, joined the Navy last March and went to Sampson, N.Y. for recruit training.  The Submarine School, the only one of its kind conducted by the Navy, is attended by a picked group of men who must pass special physical, mental and psychological tests. The school work takes place not only in classrooms and laboratories, but also in numerous training submarines in which students master the actual techniques of operating the powerful fighting craft.  Many students at Submarine School already have seen battle as members of surface ship crews before volunteering for submarine duty.
 
Pfc. Daniel Kirk Dies of Wounds
Bainbridge News & Republican, December 21, 1944
 
Army Pfc. Daniel M. Kirk, 19, of East Windsor [Broome Co., NY], who was badly wounded during the Allied invasion of Normandy, died Friday in the Rhoades General Hospital, Utica.  The funeral was held Monday in the Pilgrim Holiness Church of East Windsor with burial in the East Windsor cemetery.  Private Kirk, whose brother, James J. Kirk, is with the Army in Belgium, is the fourth Windsor boy to give his life in World War II.  Entering service Apr. 2, 1943, Private Kirk received training in four Army camps here before being shipped to Ireland Apr. 5, this year.  He was stationed in England before he was sent to France.  He participated in several campaigns and was reported shot through the stomach by machine-gun fire.  Operated on in England, he was returned to the United States Oct. 8.  Admitted to the Army hospital on Staten Island, Private Kirk was removed to the Utica hospital Oct. 13.  He spent Dec. 7, 8 and 9 at his home and then returned to the Army hospital.  Army officials attributed death to acute fulminating hepatitis.  Private Kirk was the son of John and the late Gertrude D. Kirk, of East Windsor.  Mr. Kirk is a retired railroad man and farmer.  Survivors in addition to the father and the brother include a sister, Emma, and another, brother, John, all of East Windsor.
 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Obituaries (December 15)

Seymour Sprague - 1936

Seymour Sprague, 70 years of age, was found burned to death in his home in Afton [Chenango Co., NY], Dec. 8.  The body was found on the floor of his bedroom after firemen had extinguished a fire which had apparently started from a defective chimney.  Firemen were unable to reach Mr. Sprague's quarters with ladders because of the icy condition of the lawn and roof.  It was not until the fire, which started about 8 o'clock in the morning was under control an hour later, that the body was found.  It was lying near a door leading from his second-floor bedroom into the hall, and it is believed that the fire was started in his room.  Mr. Sprague, who was deaf, did odd jobs around the village until recent years.  He never married and is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Wheeler Hunt of Schenectady, Mrs. Ethel Myer of Binghamton, and a sister in New York and a brother in Shavertown.  [1936]
 
William Phelps - 1936
 
William Phelps died Saturday morning in his home in Afton [Chenango Co., NY] on his 79th birthday.  He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Mary Haynes, four nephews, Frank W. and Harry P. Haynes of Susquehanna, Pa., Rev. O. Phelps of Syracuse and H. Frank Phelps of Albany.  He was the son of the late Myron Phelps and Emily Webster Phelps.  He was a member of Afton Lodge F.&A.M. 360, Royal Arch Chapter, O.E.S., was president of the Afton Fair Association and past director of the First National Bank of Afton.  The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at his home in Afton.  The Rev. Clifford E. Webb will officiate.  Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Windsor [Broome Co., NY], Afton Lodge 360 F.&A.M. will have charge of the service at the grave,.  Arrangements by Tabor Funeral Home, Afton.  [Dec. 26, 1936]
 
Arvine D. Loomis - 1936
 
Arvine D. Loomis passed away on December 22nd, at the Odd Fellows' Home, Ithaca, where he had been staying since May, 1934.  He had been in poor health for some time.  Mr. Loomis was born in the town of Afton [Chenango Co., NY], May 22, 1862, the son of Aaron and Mary J. Loomis.  Practically his entire life had been spent in this vicinity where he had followed the occupation of a farmer and also was employed at local factories.  He was a member and past noble grand of Bainbridge Lodge, no. 920, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and in former years had been very active in lodge affairs.  Surviving is his wife to whom he was united in marriage in December, 1893.  Other survivors include several nephews and nieces.  The funeral was held Sunday, December 27th, at the chapel of Colwell Brothers' West Main street, with the Rev. M. DeForest Lowen, pastor of the Baptist Church, officiating.  Interment was made in Greenlawn Cemetery [Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY], where officers and members of Bainbridge Lodge of Odd Fellows conducted the committal ceremonies.  [1936]
 
Sarah A. Shapley - 1936
 
Mrs. Sarah A. Shapley passed away Friday, Dec. 18 [1936], at the home of her son, Ross Shapley, Union Valley [Chenango Co., NY], death resulting from a heart attack following an illness of several weeks, which had confined her to the bed.  Mrs. Shapley was born in the town of Coventry [Chenango Co., NY] on Dec. 28, 1860, the daughter of Charles and Elvira Landers Lyon.  At the age of sixteen she was united in marriage with Keeler Edward Shapley, of Oxford [Chenango Co., NY], and moved there, where  she resided until three years ago when she moved to Union Valley with her son, Ross.  Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. May Hinman, and two sons, Ross and Ernest Shapley; also a sister, Mrs. Carrie Parker, of this village.  The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at Colwell Brothers' funeral chapel, West Main street, with the Rev. Bump, of Guilford Center, officiating, followed by interment at West Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY].
 
Minnie (Petley) Bliss - 1936
 
Mrs. Minnie Bliss, 67 years of age, and a life-long resident of this village, passed away at her home in Bixby street [Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY], Friday, December 18th [1936], after being ill for about seven days.  The cause of death was pneumonia.  The funeral was held Monday afternoon, December 21st, from the Colwell Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. George N. Underwood, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church of this village, officiating.  Interment was in Greenlawn Cemetery [Bainbridge, NY].  Mrs. Bliss was born Nov. 30, 1869, in this village, the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Hamilton Petley.  She was united in marriage to George Bliss, who passed away about 20 years ago.  Surviving are:  two daughters, Miss Pearl Bliss and Mrs. Roland James; two sons, Howard Bliss and Bert Bliss; four sisters, Mrs. George Frank, of Yaleville, Mrs. Nancy Blincoe, of Guilford, Mrs. William Northrup and Mrs. Alfred Albrecht; and three brothers, Bert Petley, John Petley, of Rockdale, and Henry Petley.
 
Albert Hadsel Sheldon - 1936
 
Albert Hadsel Sheldon, 58 years of age, passed away at his home near North Afton [Chenango Co., NY] Sunday, November 29th [1936].  Mrs. Sheldon was awakened about 3 o'clock in the morning by his peculiar breathing.  She tried to rouse him, but failed. Dr. Danforth was summoned and later Coroner Meacham of Greene was notified.  He pronounced his death was due to a heart attack.  Mr. Sheldon was born June 20, 1878 in Rupert, Vt.  Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon had resided near North Afton since February, 1934, having moved there from the Eldred farm on the east side, where Mr. Sheldon had been employed for about 5 years.  The funeral was held in the Colwell chapel Dec. 1st with burial in the Afton Cemetery.  Rev. G.H. Orivs officiated.  Surviving besides his wife are three children, Marie, Loren and Albert.

Soldier News continued, 1944

Corp. Frank Nolf Killed in Action
Bainbridge News & Republican, December 14, 1944

Corporal Frank R. Nolf, who was reported missing recently is announced to have passed away Nov. 5, in the Asiatic area, according to a communication received by his father, Roland C. Nolf, of Franklin [Delaware Co., NY].  Corporal Nolf was well known at Franklin and leaves a host of friends who sincerely join the family in mourning his passing.  Corporal Nolf, who was 22, was born at Rockport, Mass., and came to Franklin Central School in 1940.  After he left school he worked for the Corn Exchange Bank in New York.  He entered the service at Harlingen, Tex., and went to India in June, 1944.  He was tail gunner on a bomber.
 
Pvt. Ray Myers Killed in Action
Bainbridge News & Republican, December 14, 1944
 
After seeing action as a light machine gunner in the infantry in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany, Pvt. Ray E. Myers, 20-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Myers, Norwich, was killed in action in Germany Nov. 23, according to a war department message to his parents.  Private Myers was graduated from Norwich high School in 1941 and was called as a member of the enlisted reserve corps Feb. 27, 1943.  Previous to his entrance in the armed forces he was employed by the Victory Chain Co. of Norwich and the Lane Construction Co.
 
Dean Holmes Injured
Bainbridge News & Republican, December 14, 1944
 
Dean Holmes, or Lanesboro Pa., is in an Army hospital, recovering from serious injuries sustained in an accident on shipboard.  In a letter to his parents, he wrote of his accident.  While at sea a high wave struck the boat, throwing those on board off their feet, he said.  Mr. Holmes was hurled against the side of the ship, suffering a fracture of the skull and a double fracture of one leg.
 
Corp. Lester Dickerson Wounded in Action
Bainbridge News & Republican, December 14, 1944
 
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dickerson, of St. John street, Walton [Delaware Co., NY], formerly of Sidney Center, received a message from the War Department Thursday that their son, Corporal Lester E. Dickerson, was seriously wounded in action in Germany on Nov. 19.  He was with the 175th Infantry, 29th Division, and was wounded June 9 during the invasion of Normandy but was out of the lines only four days.  On Aug. 2 he was again wounded.
 
Pfc. Robert Field Missing in Action
Bainbridge News & Republican, December 14, 1944
 
Private First Class Robert L. Field, former music instructor in the Delhi Central School, is reported missing in action in Holland.  His wife, the former Dorothy Green, of Delhi [Delaware Co., NY], received the message from the War Department Thursday, Dec. 7.  Private Field was inducted into the army in June, 1941, after two years of outstanding success as instrumental instructor and band leader at the Delhi school, producing two bands in those years.
 
Gordon Williams Killed in Action
Bainbridge News & Republican, December 14, 1944
 
Gordon Williams, of Norwich [Chenango Co., NY], was killed in action on the Island of Leyte in the Philippines on Oct. 29, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry C. Williams, have been notified.  He was 24 years of age.
 
Lt. Arthur von Berg Killed in Plane Crash
Bainbridge News & Republican, December 14, 1944
 
Lieutenant Arthur E. von Berg was killed Oct. 29 in a plane accident at Marseilles, France.  He was 34, son of Arthur von Berg of R.D.1, Maryland, Otsego County.  His wife lives in New York City.
 
Tech. Sgt. Harold McIntyre killed in Action
Bainbridge News & Republican, December 14, 1944
 
Reported missing in action a week ago, Tech. Sergt. Harold McIntyre, son of Mr. and Mrs. Winfield McIntyre, Norwich [Chenango Co., NY], Tuesday was reported as killed in action in France Nov. 2.
 
Staff Sgt. Earl McMullen Awarded Bronze Star
Bainbridge News & Republican, December 14, 1944
 
Staff Sergeant Earl F. McMullen has been awarded the Bronze Star medal.  According to the citation, "for exceptional meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding service as a crew chief in his squadron February, 1944, to September, 1944.  During this period the airplane S.-Sgt. McMullen was crew chief, flew a total of 140 missions.  This outstanding record was achieved in spite of the fact that after Staff Sgt. McMullen worked during a blackout with only a flashlight and under enemy air attack and shell fire.  The record achieved by Sgt. McMullen is a credit to himself and his organization in keeping with the highest traditions of the Army Air Corps.  Staff Sgt. McMullen was employed at the American Plastics Corp. before entering the service.
 
 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Post Listing December 8-14, 2014

Listing of blog postings for the week of December 8-14, 2014.

Marriages
Posted December 11, 2014
Mildred Jones  - Lewis Terrill (1878)
William E. Potter - Agnes Potter (1878)
Mr. & Mrs. John Guile (66th anniversary, 1944)
Marriage Notices
     P. Bennett - Mary J. Corbin (1877)
     Homer J. Anderson - Louella D. Stebbins (1877)
     Isaac G. Hyatt - Electa E. Eaton (1877)
     Marshal E. Whitman - Evalah M. Cable (1877)
     William M Brown - Onelia D. Woods (1878)

Posted December 12, 2014
David & Sebra Benedict Elopement (Plymouth, 1818)
Mr. & Mrs. M.V.B. Winsor (15th anniversary, 1878)
Evelyn Ruth Lawrence - Gerald F. Tiffany (1944)
Marriage Notices
     David R. Arnold - Maria L. Thomas (1836)
     Jonathan Green - Lucy P. Breed (1836)
     Oliver B. Place - Phebe G. Weeden (1847)
     Russel Wheeler - Mary J. Landers (1847)
     Henry Mygatt - Mary Willson (1867)
     John C. Randall - Bellen M. Merrian (1867)
     William H. Fox - Eva Bolles (1867)
     David G. Yeomans - Jennie Green (1867)
     Samuel W.  Newton - Angeline A. Fisher (1867)

Posted December 13, 2014
Marriage Notices
     Hiram Briggs - Jane Merrill (1835)
     James Lewis - Lorinda Gleason (1835)
     Charles Burchard - Mary Deyo (1877)
     Charles L. Sweet - Harriet M. Ireland (1877)
     J.D. Wilcox - Angelio Gibson (1877)
     Will M. Deitz - Miss Solden (1878)
     Albert Barnes - Mary Stone (1878)
     George L. Herrick - Jennie Thompson (1877)
     Fredrick Blinco - Mary Northup (1878)
     E.G. Freeman - Rosa R. Palmer (1878)

Posted December 14, 2014
Marriage Notices
     Royal Coney - Louisa Nevins (1836)
     Sylvanus Tinker - Sarah Semantha Whitney (1836)
     William Ramsdell - Betsey Loyd (1836)
     Daniel A. Chapman - Joan Nash (1836)
     Andrew M. Green - Harriet Green (1836)
     Erasmus D. Garland - Martha C. Porter (1836)
     Samuel B Garvin - Julia Maria Mitchell (1836)
     James M. Davis - Eliza A. Leach (1836)
     David J. Davis - Mary M. Miller (1836)
     Elijah Smith Lyman - Mercy White (1836)
     Nelson Benedict -Lucretia Aldrich (1836)
     Alson Adams - Betsey Evans (1836)
     James Maddock - Mary E. Baldwin (1842)
     John O. Barr - Lydia Ballou (1842) 
Obituaries
Posted December 8, 2014
Death notices - 1835
     Zara Brewer (Plymouth)
     Capt. Elihu Murray (Guilford)
     Elizabeth C. Boyd (Cincinnatus)
Susan Blanchard (Bainbridge, 1877)
Eunice S. Gilbert (1878)
William Kelley (1878)
Death notices - 1877
     Mary Lena Pearsall (Coventryville)
     Gracie Pixley (Afton)
Nellie LePine Finch (Sidney Center, 1944)
Deaths of 1877 in Bainbridge and vicinity 9ublished in the Republican:  (Lane, Herrick, Cole, Botsford, Sliter, Booth, Lyon, Redfield, Gilbert, Fisher, Ireland)

Posted December 9, 2014
Daniel Somers Bristol (Bainbridge, Sidney, 1912)
Mrs. Charles Spencer (1913)
Lavina Silvernail (Masonville, 1913)
Stearns A. Williams (Sidney, 1913)
Sarah Stillwell (Sidney, 1913)
Agnes Bristol Wood (Bainbridge, Sidney, 1913)
Minnie Beardsley (Walton, 1944)

Posted December 10, 2014
Walter Pomeroy (Sidney Center, 1937)
Albert Hyatt (East Guilford, 1933)
William James Clayton (Sidney, 1935)
Henry L. Isham (Sidney, 1909)
Charles Augustus Wood (Sidney, Morris, 1909)

Posted December 11, 2014
Getty Vanderzee (Greenbush, 1835)
Margaret W. Foster (Masonville, 1878)
B.W. Deyo (Gardiner, 1888)
J.E. Bristol (Harpursville, 1901)
Orchard Gould Bristol (Harpursville, 1902)

Posted December 12, 2014
Theresa M. Smith (North Norwich, 1836)
Benajah C. Brown (Bainbridge, 1867)
Lemuel Brown (Tunnel, Coventry, 1898)
James E. Brown (Oxford, Bainbridge, 1929)
Paul Brown (Afton, 1943)
Death Notices - 1867
     David Mack (Greene)
     Adelbert H. Follett (Kings Settlement)
     James Herbert McIntyre (New Berlin)

Posted December 13, 2014
Daniel W. Garret (Bainbridge, Selma, AL, 1835)
Son of Martin Wires (Taylor, 1878)
An Eliza Goodyear (1878)
Mary E. Johnston (Bainbridge, Salisbury, CT, 1878)
James C. Bennett (Oxford, 1878)
Death notices
     Lorinda Berry (Norwich, 1835)
     Alice Handy (Coventry, 18878)
     Children of P.L. & Mary A. Mathewson (Viola, Eugene, Sheridan, Frank; East Guilford, 1878)
     Whitman M. Newton (Corsicana TX, Bainbridge, 1878)
     Sophia Bishop (Bainbridge, 1878)
     Myra Manning (Coventry, 1878)

Posted December 14, 2014
Abigail Mason (Preston, 1836)
Desiah Burgess (Butternuts, 1839)
John B. Allen (Harpursville, 1878)
Ruth Rounds (Yaleville, 1878)
Electa Whitney (Sidney Plains, 1878)
Ezekiel Shippey (New Berlin, 1878)
Death Notices - 1836
     Thomas Kershaw (Hamilton)
     Joseph Phelps (South New Berlin)
     Horatio N. Griswold (South New Berlin)
     Theron L. Benedict (Coventry)
     Deacon John Punderson (McDonough) - Revolutionary War Soldier

 
Miscellaneous
Posted December 8, 2014
Soldier News continued, 1944
     Lt. Malcom MacGregor Missing in Action in Germany
     Robert McNeil Volunteers to help Canning Plant
     Sgt. Elmer Lowe Killed in Action in Southern Pacific
     Pvt.  Kenneth Meader Cited for Bravery
     S/Sgt. John Hill Returns After 55 Missions in Pacific
     Pfc. William Wagner Awarded Purple Heart
     S/Sgt. Harry Smith Wounded in Action in Holland
Letter from T/5 Russell W. Struble in New Guinea

Posted December 9, 2014
Soldier News continued, 1944
     Lt. Robert Smith Awarded Air Medal
     S/Sgt. John A. Rillo Awarded Citation
     Anne Elizabeth Passmore Killed in Line of Duty
     Wilson Francis Skinner Killed in Action in France
     Lt. Howard Bogart Receives Medal for Bravery
Belgian Proclamation - 1944

Posted December 10, 2014
Soldier News continued, 1944
     Cpl. Harold Forfhee Killed in lIne of Duty in Holland
     Ensign James Fiorina Receives Navy Wings
     Stewart Cudworth Member of Navy Choir
     Lt. Myron Carl Arrives in Mediterranean Theatre
     John Nelson Hill Tells of Aerial Fight in South Pacific
     Citizenship Rights Extended to John Nelson Hill
Bainbridge Central High School, Class of 1942, Part 2

Posted December 11, 2014
Soldier News continued, 1944
     War Beat Him, Governor Dewey Feels
     Letter from Lt. Anne Meade in France
     Letter from S/Sgt William Payne in British Isles
     Letter from Coast Guardsman Winfred Michel in Philippines
Letter from Doris Stead on the Western Front, Europe

Posted December 12, 2014
Little League All Stars (Bainbridge)  Photo
Soldier News continued, 1944
     Cpl. Henry Soules Leaves for Overseas Duty
     Sgt. Lewis Eaton killed in Action at Metz
     Lt. Burnard Page & Allen Southworth Missing in Action
     Memorial Service for Lt. Burnard Page (1945)
     Pfc. Howard W. Salton Dies from Wounds
     Pvt. William Emmett Neal Killed in Action in Germany
     Pfc. Erroll Bodiot Wounded in Action in Italy
     Letter from Capt. James Ryan   

Posted December 13, 2014
A Spiritualistic Medium Demonstrates, 1877
Soldier News continued, 1944
     Margaret Mertz Davy Joins WAC
     Sgt. Bryant Sticklers Killed in Action on Saipan
     S/Sgt George Youngs Awarded third Cluster
     Major Edward P. Danforth in Invasion of Leyte
     Pvt. Richard Doolittle Fight with historic Tank Battaliion

Posted December 14, 2014
Soldier News continued, 1944
     William H. Nichols is Prisoner of War in Germany
     Pvt. JOhn Polinsky, Jr., Killed in Action in France
     Sgt. Robert R. Owen Missing in Action Over Germany
     Cpl. George Moran Wounded in Action in Germany
     Ensign Edward F. Fiorina Graduates
     S-Sgt. Louis W. Finch Awarded Two Citaitons

Marriages (December 14)

Marriage Notices
Chenango Telegraph, January 6, 1836
CONEY - NEVINS:  In this village [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY], on the 31st ult., by the Rev. Mr. Beach, Mr. Royal Coney, to Miss Louisa Nevins.
 
TINKER - WHITNEY:  In Sherburne [Chenango Co., NY], on the 30th ult., by the Rev. L.S. Rexford, Mr. Sylvanus Tinker, to Miss Sarah Samantha Whitney, all of that place.

RAMSDELL - LOYD:  At the same time and place, by the Rev. Henry Snyder, Mr. William Ramsdell, to Mrs. Betsey Loyd, all of Sherburne [Chenango Co., NY]

CHAPMAN - NASH:  In Poolsville, Madison county, on the 31st ult., by the Rev. Mr. Coulson, Mr. Daniel A. Chapman, merchant of Columbus [Chenango Co., NY], to Miss Joan Nash, of the former place.

GREEN - GREEN:  In Sherburne, on the 26th ult., by the Rev. Mr. Barrows, Mr. Andrew M. Green, to Miss Harriet Green, both of that place.

Chenango Telegraph, January 20, 1836
GARLAND - PORTER:  In Christ's Church, Sherburne [Chenango Co., NY], on Thursday morning last, by the Rev. L.A. Barrows, Mr. Erasmus D. Garland to Miss Martha C. Porter, all of that village.

Chenango Telegraph, January 27, 1836
GARVIS - MITCHELL:  In the Episcopal Church in this village [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY], on Sunday last, by the Rev. Mr. Wheeler, of Louisville, Samuel B. Garvis, Esq., to Miss Julia Maria, daughter of the Hon. Henry Mitchell.

DAVIS - LEACH:  In this town [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY], on the 20th inst., by  the Rev. Mr. Sessions, Mr. James M. Davis to Miss Eliza A. Leach.
 
Chenango Telegraph, February 3, 1836
DAVIS - MILLER:  In Sherburne, on the 26th ult. by the Rev. L.A. Barrows, Mr. David J. Davis, to Miss Mary M. Miller, both of Norwich [Chenango Co., NY]
 
LYMAN - WHITE:  In Sherburne [Chenango Co., NY], on Wednesday evening last, by the Rev. L.S. Rexford, Elijah Smith Lyman, M.D., to Miss Mercy White, all of that place.
 
Chenango Telegraph, March 2, 1836
BENEDICT - ALDRICH:  In Plymouth [Chenango Co., NY], on the 21st ult., by Elder Beach, Mr. Nelson Benedict to Miss Lucretia Aldrich, all of that place.
 
ADAMS - EVANS:  At the same place, on the 25th ult., by Elder Bowdish, Mr. Alson Adams to Miss Betsey Evans, all of that place [Plymouth, Chenango Co., NY].
 
Norwich Journal, March 31, 1842
MADDOCK - BALDWIN:  In this village, on the 5th instant, by Rev. John Sessions, Mr. James Maddock, from Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Miss Mary E. Baldwin, only daughter of Isaac Baldwin, of this village. [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY]
 
BARR - BALLOU:  In this town, on the 30th ult. by the Rev. L. Howard, Mr. John O. Barr, to Miss Lydia Ballou, all of this town [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY].

Obituaries (December 14)

Abigail Mason - 1836
In Preston [Chenango Co., NY], on Sunday evening, the 8th inst. at the residence of her son, Dr. Milton Mason, Widow Abigail Mason, relict of Geo. James Mason, formerly of Lebanon, Connecticut, aged 74 years.  Mrs. Mason had long been a professed follower of the Lord Jesus.  The Bible was not only her constant companion, but the subject of her daily study.  Her cheerful acquiescence in the will of her heavenly Father--the patience and resignation with which she bore the trials of a most distressing and protracted illness, afford abundant encouragement to her friends to trust that it is now well with her; and to feel that they do not mourn as those who have no hope--and that to her may apply the divine benediction, "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord, for they rest from their labors, and their works do follow them."  [Chenango Telegraph, May 18, 1836]
 
Desiah Burgess - 1839
In Butternuts [Otsego Co., NY], Mrs. Desiah, widow of Elisha Burgess, deceased aged 91 years.  She lived in Massachusetts, during the revolutionary war; and whilst her husband was from home, in the defense of his country, she sustained herself and family at home.  She cheerfully fed and warmed the friends of her country, while she spurned the tories from her door.  She has taught her descendants thro' life, to support that liberty for which she labored.  She likewise, in the last war, when her youngest was called to defend the rights of our country said, "go defend your rights, if it costs your blood; and remember, that we have gained them once for you."  And, as she supported the cause of the nation, so she did the cause of her redeemer.  She was a strong and faithful supporter of that religion, by which she lived, and has gone to rest with him she loved.  [Norwich Journal, Nov. 28, 1839]
 
John B. Allen - 1878
John B. Allen, one of the early settlers of Harpursville [Broome Co., NY], died on Friday morning last, aged seventy-seven years.  Has always lived on the farm originally occupied by his father.  He was a brother of the Hon. Judson Allen, now of St. Louis, Mo., but who was formerly a resident and prominent business man of Harpursville, and who at one time represented this district in Congress.  Mr. A. had served as warden in the Episcopal Church for many years, and has ever enjoyed the respect and confidence of his neighbors.  [Bainbridge Republican, May 16, 1878]
 
Ruth Rounds - 1878
Passed from her home among the dwellers of earth to that celestial paradise above on Monday on this week, Ruth, daughter of William and Rosilla Rounds, aged 14 years.  She was a very bright and active young lady and was beloved by all who knew her.  She was taken very suddenly ill with Diphtheria and from the first prophesied that her "days were numbered," and selected a beautiful plot under an apple tree within a few rods of her home for interment.  Her sister, younger, is confined with the dread disease, but hopes are entertained of her recovery.  [Bainbridge Republican, May 16, 1878]
 
Electa Whitney - 1878
Sidney Plains [Delaware Co., NY]:  Miss Electa Whitney died early Monday morning, and her funeral Wednesday was largely attended.  Rev. J.C. Shelland preached her funeral sermon, from the words, "The Lord is my shepherd," etc.  She selected the text and by her own request he officiated.  Electa leaves many sorrowing ones.  She was a teacher in the M.E. Sabbath School and had endeared herself to all who knew her.  [Bainbridge Republican, May 30, 1878]
 
Ezekiel Shippey - 1878
Ezekiel Shippey an aged and well known farmer, who has long resided in the eastern part of this town [New Berlin, Chenango Co., NY], died on Saturday last, at the advanced age of 86.  He was buried at the White Store [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY] on Tuesday.  [Bainbridge Republican, June 6, 1878]
 
Death Notices
Chenango Telegraph, January 6, 1836
In Hamilton [Madison Co., NY] on the 1st inst., Mr. Thomas Kershaw, (father of Mr. James Kershaw, Merchant of this village [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY]), aged 67 years.
 
Chenango Telegraph, January 27, 1836
In South New Berlin [Chenango Co., NY], on the 13th inst., Mr. Joseph Phelps, aged 66 years.
 
In South  New Berlin, on the 15th inst., Mr. Horatio N. Griswold, aged 26 years.
 
In Coventry [Chenango Co., NY], On the 31st ult., Mr. Theron L. Benedict, aged 31 years.
 
In Macdonough [Chenango Co., NY], on the 12th inst., Deacon John Punderson, a Revolutionary Soldier, aged 89 years.
 
 

Soldier News continued, 1944

William Nichols is Prisoner of War
Bainbridge News & Republican, December 2, 1944

Harry Nichols, who lives in Frear hollow, town of Franklin [Delaware Co., NY], received a telegram from the war department Friday that his son, Private First Class William H. Nichols, is a prisoner of war of the German government.  The war department message is based on a report received through the International Red Cross.
 
Pvt. John Polinsky, Jr., Killed in Action
Bainbridge News & Republican, December 2, 1944

An Otsego county father, John Polinsky, of Unadilla , is awaiting additional word from the War Department in regard to the death of his son, Pvt. John Polinsky, Jr., of Unadilla, reported killed in action Oct. 27 in France.  Private Polinsky had been overseas several months.
 
Sgt. Robert Owen Missing in Action
Bainbridge News & Republican, December 2, 1944
 
Mrs. Ida M Cobb, of Bovina, received a telegram from the war department on Thursday, Nov. 23, reading:  "The secretary of war desires me to express  his deep regret that your son, Sergeant Robert R. Owen, has  been reported missing in action since Nov. 8 over Germany.  If further details or other information are received, you will be promptly notified.  Witsell, acting adjutant general."
 
Cpl.- George Moran Wounded in Action
Bainbridge News & Republican, December 2, 1944
 
Cpl. George Moran, 20-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Moran, of 80 Mary Street, Binghamton [Broome Co., NY], doesn't think much of shoulder patches soldiers wear to identify their units.  Corporal Moran, who is convalescing in a hospital at Cleveland, Ohio, has plenty of reason to feel as he does.  Carrying his stiff left arm in a half bent position, the Binghamton soldier is convinced that if it had not been for his "Keystone" shoulder patch he'd still be in Europe fighting the Germans.  Last Aug. 7 Corporal Moran was suddenly spun around by a sickening blow on his left shoulder.  He fell to the ground and was carried to the rear by members of the medical corps.  There doctors discovered that four German machine gun bullets had scored a bull's eye on the corporal's shoulder patch.  Corporal Moran has been in the service two years and overseas for approximately 15 months.  Before going to Europe he served some time in Newfoundland.  While in England he met his brother, Staff Sergeant James Moran, also a member of the U.S. Infantry.  Sergeant Moran is now in France.  Corporal Moran was a resident of Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY] at the time he entered the service.  His parents moved to Binghamton about one year ago.
 
Ensign Edward Fiorina Graduates
Bainbridge News & Republican, December 2, 1944
 
Ensign Edward F Fiorina, of Unadilla [Otsego Co., NY], has been graduated from the Transportation Corps Marine Officers School, New Orleans, La., with the class of engine officers, qualifying for service as Second Assistant Engineer aboard Army vessels, it has been announced by the school's public relations department.  He has been released to the New Orleans Port of Embarkation for assignment to active duty, following completion of a 12-week course in advanced engine training for officers of the Marine personnel division of the Army Transportation Corps.  Ens. Fiorina enrolled in the Maritime Service in October, 1943, from which he was selected for cadet training at St. Petersburg, Fla., leading to the position of engine officer with the "Army's Navy."  Upon graduation in July, he was assigned to the New Orleans school for specialized training.  Ens. Fiorina, who attended Bainbridge Central High School, was formerly employed by Earl Codington, Unadilla.
 
S-Sgt. Louis Finch Awarded Two Citations
Bainbridge News & Republican, December 2, 1944
 
15th AAF in Italy:  S/Sgt. Louis W. Finch, R.D.2, Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY], waist gunner on a B-24 Liberator bomber, has been authorized to wear the Distinguished Unit Badge and one Bronze Cluster as a member of a veteran group which twice has been cited by the President of the United States for "outstanding performance of duty in armed conflict with the enemy." 
 
Commanded by Col. Robert E. L. Eaton, Bellevile, Ill, the group received its original gold-rimmed blue ribbon for an attack on the Prufening aircraft factory at Regensburg, Germany, on Feb. 25.  The cluster was added for a mission over the Ploesti, Rumania, oil refineries on Apr. 5.  The citations read, in part:  (For Regensburg):
 
"Notified to prepare maximum aircraft... personnel worked feverishly, enthusiastically, and with untiring intensity...The tremendous material damage inflicted...contributed greatly to the curtailment of aircraft production by the enemy at a time of great importance."
 
And for Ploesti:
"Under the most difficult and trying conditions on the ground and despite extremely adverse weather conditions in the air, the group...successfully delivered a devastating blow to the important enemy oil installations.  The grim determination... and heroic courage of the combat crews, together with the profession skill and devotion to duty of the ground personnel... are outstanding in the history of aerial warfare."
 
Sgt. Finch entered the Army on Jan. 29, 1943, and received his training at the Buckley Field Armorer School, Colo., and the Harlingen Gunnery School, Tex.  His wife, Mrs. Doris Finch lives at the Bainbridge address.
 

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Marriages (December 13)

Marriage Notices
Chenango Telegraph, Sept. 2, 1835
BRIGGS - MERRILL:  At Salina, Onondaga co. on the 11th inst. by the Rev. Mr. Wilkins.  Mr. Hiram Briggs, to Miss Jane Merrill, daughter of Thomas Merill, esq.
 
LEWIS - GLEASON:  In Oxford [Chenango Co., NY]:  on Thursday last, Mr. James Lewis to Miss Lorinda Gleason, both of that town.
 
Bainbridge Republican, Nov. 29, 1877
BURCHARD - DEYO:  In Afton, Nov. 24th, by Rev. H.N. Van Deusen, Charles Burchard, of Afton [Chenango Co., NY], to Mary Deyo, of Masonville [Delaware Co., NY].
 
SWEET - IRELAND:  At Oxford, Nov. 28th by Rev. W.R. Baldwin, Mr. Charles J. Sweet, of Coventry [Chenango Co., NY], to Miss Harriet N. Ireland, of Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY].
 
Bainbridge Republican, Oct. 4, 1877
WILCOX - OLESON:  At the residence of the bride's parents near Mt. Upton [Chenango Co., NY], Sept 23d, 1877, by Rev. R.G. Harned, Mr. J.B.Wilcox, of Norwich [Chenango Co., NY], and Miss Angelio Gibson.
 
Bainbridge Republican, Jan. 17, 1878
DEITZ - SOLDEN:  In Gilbertsville [Otsego Co., NY], ,Jan. 2nd, Will, M. Deitz, editor of the Otsego Journal, and a daughter of Joseph Solden.
 
BARNES - STONE:  At the M.E. Parsonage, Greene, Jan. 3d, by Rev. E.P. Eldredge, Mr. Albert Barnes, of Smithfield [Chenango Co., NY], to Miss Mary Stone, of Greene [Chenango Co., NY].
 
HERRICK - THOMPSON:  In Oxford, Dec. 24th, by Rev. J.C. Ransom, Mr. Geo. L. Herrick, of Oxford [Chenango Co., nY], to Miss Jennie Thompson, of Chenango Forks [Broome Co., NY].
 
BLINCO - NORTHUP:  At the residence of Mr. J. H. Butler, of Tompkins Del Co. by Rev. A. Brown, Jan. 10, 1878, Fredrick Blinco of Masonville [Delaware Co., NY], and Miss Mary Northup of Tompkins.
 
Bainbridge Republican, April 18, 1878
FREEMAN - PALMER:   At the residence of GG. Palmer, in Mt. Upton, by Rev. T.P. Healstead, Mr. E.G.Freeman, of Gilbertsville [Otsego Co., NY] and Miss Rosa R. Palmer, of Mt. Upton [Chenango Co., NY], Tuesday April 2d, 1878.

Obituaries (December 13)

Daniel W. Garret - 1835

Of bilious fever, at Selma, Alabama, on the 3d of August, after an illness of three weeks, Mr. Daniel W. Garret, in the 25th year of his age, son of Daniel Garret, of Bainbridge, in this co. [Chenango Co., NY].  Mr. G. left this county about a year ago for the south, for the purpose of embarking in business, with the enterprise of youth.   It needs no record of his virtues upon paper to retain them in the remembrance of all who ever had the pleasure of his acquaintance.  Having been reared among us, he had endeared himself to all.  To amiability of deportment and a gentlemanly and retiring disposition, were added the qualities of the Christian.  To his bereaved parents his loss is irreparable having been the strong hope of their declining years.  They, however, have the consolation of knowing that he died calm and resigned, tho' far from his native hills.  He was by "Strangers honored and by strangers mourned."  [Chenango Telegraph, Sept. 2, 1835]

Son of Martin Wires - 1878

One of the saddest accidents by shooting that we have been called upon to chronicle for a long time, occurred in the town of Taylor, Cortland County, about one mile from Pitcher, on Thursday, last.  The circumstances of this sad affair as near as we have been able to learn them, are as follows:  Rev. Salisbury, a Methodist clergyman, and Martin Wires, were in a sap bush shooting at the mark.  After enjoying this pastime together for a while, they went into the sugar house carrying the rifle with them.  The rifle trigger was at halfcock, and as Mr Salisbury attempted to let the hammer down, it slipped form his fingers, exploding the rifle, the bullet from which passed through the head of a son of Mr. Wires, aged about 14 years, who was standing in the sugar house.  The bullet passed in at one ear coming out at the other.  The boy lingered in an unconscious state until Friday morning, when he died. The sad result of the day's pleasure has driven Mr. Salisbury almost frantic with grief, and much sympathy is expressed for him and the grief stricken parents - Telegraph.  [Bainbridge Republican, Mar. 14, 1878]
 
Ann Eliza Goodyear - 1878
 
Ann Eliza Goodyear, widow of the late Jared Goodyear, died at her residence at Colliers, Saturday afternoon last aged 74 years, 10 months, and 29 days.  Mrs. Goodyear has been an invalid for several years.  She leaves but one child, Mrs. Sylvester Lyman, of Cooperstown.  Her only grandchild, Miss Ella layman, who has resided with her all her life, has been unremitting in her care of her grandmother, and it is understood that she is the legatee.   [Bainbridge Republican, April 4, 1878]

Mary E. Johnston -1878

Entered into rest, on Ash Wednesday, 1878, at Salisbury, Connecticut, Mary E. Johnston, daughter of the late Judge Johnston of Hyde Park, N.Y. and for many years a resident in Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY] in the 80th year of her age.  And so, in peace, a beautiful life has ended for this world.  An humble life, sustained by faith in the son of God.  A loving life to all those near to her.  A life "full of good works and alms deeds to the poor, the sick and the distressed and pure as the flowers she loved--the care, and the study of their marvelous beauty, being her chief recreation amid her labors of love--The Churchman.  [Bainbridge Republican, April 11, 1878]

James C. Bennett - 1878

James C. Bennett, a well known farmer residing near Lyon Brook Bridge this town [Oxford, Chenango Co., NY], left his home Friday to go to Norwich, and while on his way stopped to take dinner at the residence of his son-in-law, Chas. L. Turner.  About 11 o'clock while his daughter, Mrs. D.L. Comstock who was present, was combing his hair, Mr Bennett clasped his head in both hands remarking, "Oh my head," and would have fallen to the floor but for assistance.  He immediately became unconscious from the shock, apoplexy, and remained so until about four o'clock Saturday afternoon when he died.  Mr Bennett was born in this town and with the exception of a few years residence in Norwich, lived in the town upon the farm where he leaves a wife, three married daughter, and a son.  His funeral was held on Monday--Oxford Times.  [Bainbridge Republican, April 11, 1878]

Montgomery - 1878

Wilkins Settlement [Chenango Co., NY]:  A very sad accident occurred at Church Hollow on Monday th e 8th inst.  The facts are as follows, Mr. "Lenny" Montgomery it appears was engaged in driving a fence post into the ground while a younger brother about ten years of age was holding on to the same, when unfortunately the beetle which the former was using accidentally flew from its handle striking the boy directly on the head and felling him senseless ot the ground, fracturing his skull.  he died the night following.  The funeral was held on Wednesday.  [Bainbridge Republican, April 18, 1878]

Death Notices
Chenango Telegraph, July 29, 1835
In this village [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY], on Monday morning, Mrs. Lorinda, wife of Ansel Berry, aged 33 years.  Mrs. B. was an amiable woman, and highly respected by all who knew her.

Bainbridge Republican, Jan. 17, 1878
HANDY:  In Coventry [Chenango Co., NY], Jan. 4th, Mrs. Alice, wife of A.J.  Handy, aged 25 years.

MATHEWSON:  At East Guilford [Chenango Co., NY], Dec. 16th, Viola A., aged 2 years, 1 month and 10 days; 21st., H. Eugene, aged 11 years, 6 months and 13 days; 26th, P. Sheridan, aged 8 years and 3 months; 27th, Frank H., aged 14 years, 9 months and 13 days, all of diphtheria, children of P.L. and Mary A. Mathewson.

Bainbridge Republican, April 18, 1878
NEWTON:  In Corsicana, Texas, April 5th, Whitman M. Newton, of Bainbridge, N.Y [Chenango Co., NY]. aged 47 years.

BISHOP:  In Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY], April 16th, 1878, Mrs. Sophia Bishop, relict of Elisha Bixby, aged 82 years. 

MANNING:  In Coventry [Chenango Co., NY], April 15, 1878, Mrs. Myra Manning, aged 48 years.