Thursday, March 5, 2015

Marriages (March 5)

Mr. and Mrs. A. Buell Smith
50th Anniversary - 1888

     Not many persons are privileged to celebrate their golden wedding, but Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Smith, propose to give a reception on the occasion of their fiftieth wedding anniversary, Thursday, Jan. 19th.  [Bainbridge Republican, Jan. 6, 1888]
      Golden Wedding:  Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Smith held an informal reception at their home on Kirby street [Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY] last Thursday, it being the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage.  The occasion was a very enjoyable one.  Of their five children, four were there to participate in the pleasures of the day.  One son, living in the far west, was unable to be present, but, we doubt not, was with them in spirit.  Children, grandchildren, sisters, brothers, friends and neighbors united in offering  their congratulations and wishes for a happy future.  Among the many presents was a gold headed cane and umbrella and $90 in gold coin.  Not the least noticeable was the refreshment room, where the table heavily laden with most tempting viands, and the happy faces of the attendants proclaimed the marriage feast.  Mr. A.B. Smith and Miss Jane Bailey were married at Guilford Centre, Jan.19, 1838, by the Rev. Mr. Harnon.  Immediately after their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Smith came to this village [Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY] where they have since resided.  [Bainbridge Republican, Jan. 27, 1888]
      A.B. Smith, whose notice of his golden wedding will be found in another column, was married Jan. 19, 1838, at Guilford Centre, N.Y., and he and his estimable wife immediately came to this village, where Mr. Smith commenced blacksmithing, and from that time to the present he has ever been ready to “forge and weld” for his many customers.  Although for three or four years past Mr. Smith has worked but little, still the same muscular arm and many of the tools of half a century ago that earned the bread and made a home for his family of eight children, are not altogether idle, but ready almost any day to do a job of repairing.  How few there are who continue in the same line of business fifty years.  [Bainbridge Republican, Jan. 27, 1888]

Obituaries (March 5)

Mrs. E.D. Hunt

Guilford [Chenango Co., NY]:  Mrs. E.D. Hunt died in Troy, Feb. 28th, where she went for special treatment.  Her remains were brought home Saturday night.  In Mrs. Hunt's death the community lost a most affectionate member.  In the M.E. church, of which she was a member and in the Sabbath school where she always did her part so well, her presence will be missed, but in no place will her loss be felt as in her home, where she was a devoted wife and mother.  The family has the sympathy of the entire community in their sad bereavement.  The funeral services were held in the M.E. church, Tuesday, at 1 o'clock; Rev. W. Frisbee officiating.  Interment in the Guilford cemetery.  [date unknown]
Abijah Cornwell
1804 - 1891
Several of our people attended the funeral of Mr. Abijah Cornwell of North Afton [Chenango Co., NY] Thursday of last week.  Mr. Cornwell had reached the advanced age of 87 years, and was a man whom we can truly say had no enemies.  He was universally loved by all who knew him. A gentle, loving disposition always ministering to the wants of those about him.  Until about two years ago, Mr. Cornwell has done a man's work, and was very healthy and vigorous.  He was a true, consistent member of the M.E. church for 72 years, and will be greatly missed by all.
Laura Robertson
Miss Laura Robertson, daughter of the late Rev. H. Robertson, of Bennettsville [Chenango Co., NY], died at her home in Bennettsville, Sept. 6th, aged 61 years.  Funeral was held Sunday in the Baptist church of the place and interment in the local cemetery.  One sister, Jane Robertson, is the only member of the family left.  [date unknown]
Johnnie Shaver
Johnnie F., only son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Shaver, is dead. Brief funeral services were held at the home this morning at 8 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. Mr. Spaulding.  The burial was in the Episcopal burying ground.  Johnnie, who was fifteen years old, but a delicate lad, was taken violently ill Saturday night, the disease being acute diarrhea.  he continued to grow steadily worse until he passed away early Tuesday morning.  Johnnie was a good boy, upright, honest, helpful to everyone, never seeming so happy as when doing a kind act.  He appreciated every attention shown him and was always polite upon the streets, but courageous in protecting younger boys than himself.  In the home circle he will be sadly missed, for he was one of the most kind hearted and affectionate of sons.  Mr. and Mrs. Shaver have the sympathy of many friends and neighbors in their sudden bereavement.  Johnnie was a member of the Presbyterian Sunday school and loved dearly its accusations.  [Date unknown]
A. Buell Smith
Many people in this village [Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY] will remember the esteemed elderly couple Mr. and Mrs. A. Buell Smith, who left Bainbridge seven years ago to visit their children in the west.  News has been received of the death of the husband on Tuesday, Sept. 4 [1900], at the home of the daughter Mrs. Lawrence Newton of Grand Rapids, Mich., due to a paralytic shock sustained two weeks before from which he did not rally.  Mr. Smith's age was 86 years.  he had been of a robust constitution until in his latter years he had experienced a sunstroke which impaired his health so seriously that he was obliged to give up work at his trade of blacksmithing sometime before going west.  Their stay had been prolonged owing to the urgent request of the three children they visited.  Mr. Smith was born in Franklin, N.Y. [Delaware Co., NY] and came to Bainbridge to live in 1827.  The next year he married Jane E. Bailey of Guilford, who survives him.  The blacksmith shop in which he worked many years was located on West Main street on the railroad track by Fireman's Hall and there he worked early and late, year after year, associated with his brother Chauncey Smith (deceased).  When the railroad was built, Mr. Smith removed the shop to Kirby street where he continued the business until his health failed.  Mr. Smith was one of the best known men of this community.  Everyone was his friend.  He was always jovial, pleasant and kindly, ever ready to help in need.  In village affairs, he was an earnest loyal citizen, filling the offices to which he was elected with fidelity.  He had served as President of the corporation, been a member of the school board, and in various ways had discharged faithfully the duties of citizenship.  Mr. and Mrs. Smith were both ardent supporters of the Presbyterian church. Their attendance was regular at all the ordinances and their sympathetic aid to the pastor in every measure could always be counted upon.  They were members of the choir for many years.  Mrs. Smith is probably the only member left of the famous choir that sang in the gallery of the church fifty years ago.  Mr. and Mrs. Smith were worthy people.  Their lives have been full of good works done in a quiet, unostentatious way.  Mrs. Smith has been spared to watch over and care for her husband, and may her life of gentle, revered old age be continued many years yet to her friends.  Besides the widow, Mr. Smith is survived by five children:  George A. Smith of Bainbridge, Chas. W. Smith of Indianapolis, Ind., James l. Smith of Effingham, Ill. Richard L. Smith of Clearfield, Pa., and Mrs. Laurence Newton of Grand Rapids, Mich.  A lovely daughter, Maria, the first Mrs. Newton, was one of the children lost. 
[Compiler Note: Aristabulus Buell Smith, more commonly known as A.B. Smith or Buell Smith, was the village blacksmith in Bainbridge for many years during the mid to late 1800s.  Buell Smith was both a strong man and a strong presence, being involved in many community activities.  The Smiths resided in Bainbridge from 1838, shortly following their marriage, until about 1893 when they went to Grand Rapids, Michigan to live with their youngest child, Jennie (Smith) Newton.  Buell and Jane Smith died there in 1900 and 1902, respectively.]

Lynn Burdick Accepted in Medical Service - 1918

Lynn L. Burdick, of Norwich,
Finally Accepted in Army Medical Service
Utica Saturday Globe, June 15, 1918
Lynn L. Burdick
Norwich [Chenango Co., NY]:  After persistent efforts to enlist Lynn L. Burdick has been accepted in the medical service of hte army and received orders to report at once at Camp Greenleaf.  Fort Oglethorp, Ga.  He left for the southern camp early Wednesday morning.  Mr. Burdick has made repeated efforts to enlist in army service and last March made application for acceptance in the coast artillery, but there seemed to be unending delay, as he has received only his first papers.  Mr. Burdick is a valued employee of the Norwich Pharmacal Company, is the violinist of Johnson's Orchestra and one of the popular young men of Norwich.  The best wishes of his hundreds of friends go with him.

Obituary, Linn L. Burdick
Binghamton Press, August 17, 1964

BURDICK:  Linn L. Burdick, 92, East Main St., Norwich [Chenango Co., NY], died at his home Sunday evening.  He was born Jan. 5, 1893 in Norwich, the son of Corey and Minnie Haigh Burdick.  He united in marriage with Mable K. North, Nov. 16, 1920.  He was a veteran of World War I and a member of Immanuel Episcopal Church, Norwich, Norwich Lodge 1022 BPOE in which he was the past Exalted Ruler, Binghamton Post 30 American Legion and Binghamton 4058 and the Machinist union.  Duirng a former residency in Binghamton [Broome Co., NY] he served for 18 years at District Manager for the Equitable life Assurance Society.  Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. David Aldrich, Saugerties, N.Y.; a sister, Mrs. John Davern, Norwich; three grandchildren' two nieces and several cousins.  He was an accomplished musician having formerly been a member of the Johnson Band and Orchestra of Norwich.  Funeral services will be held from the Robert Fahy Funeral Home, Norwich, Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. and at the Immanuel Episcopal Church at 11 a.m.  The Rev. William E. Richardson, rector of the church, will officiate, interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Norwich.  Norwich Lodge 1022 BPOE will conduct memorial services at the funeral home Tuesday evening at 7:30.  Military honors under the direction of Lt Warren Eaton Post American Legion will be accorded the World War veteran.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Bainbridge High School, Class of 1948 - Part 3

Bainbridge Central High School - Class of 1948
Senior Portraits
"Echo" 1948
Joan Gerg
Will miss most:  Kidding from the fellows
Imagine her Playing the violin better than Jack Benny
Greatest ambition:  To be a gym teacher

Jean Gifford
Will miss most:  "the kids"
Imagine her as a second Betty Hutton
Greatest ambition:  To graduate

Anita Hall
Class Secretary
Will  miss most:  History class
Imagine her as a sultry nightclub singer
Greatest ambition:  Trip around the world

Neal Mayes
"Mr. Mayes"
United States Navy Veteran
Will miss most:  Physics
Imagine him as an English teacher
Greatest ambition:  Stay out of the crazy house

William Mayes
Will miss most:  Intermediate Algebra
Imagine him as Tall and rugged

Burdette Lee
Class Vice President
Will miss most:  Shirley's jokes in English class
Imagine him working
Greatest ambition:  Own a night club

Marriages (March 4)

Mr. & Mrs. Richard W. Juliand
Chenango Union,  February 7, 1878

Col. and Mrs. R.W. Juliand celebrated the 55th anniversary of their marriage on Monday evening, the 27th inst.  Among the guests present were Mr. Lewis Juliand, of Greene, and Mr. S. Griswold, of New Haven, Conn.  The united ages of five of the party was 395 years--an average of 79 years, the Colonel heading the list in his 89th year.  The full china tea set of 55 years ago was used that evening.  Many interesting reminiscences were called out from the happy pair.  During the week's ride in a single sleigh in mid-winter, in 1824, from New Haven to Bainbridge, not one night did they find or have a fire in their sleeping room the entire distance.  The sleigh made in those days, and used by them, had but a single thill, the horse guiding the same by an iron neck-yoke, with neck-strap, etc.--Republican.
Vital Records, Bainbridge. Chenango Co., NY
Marriages in 1906
Bainbridge Republican, Jan. 17, 1907
Jan. 1          Chas. H. Clock to Ethel Warner
Feb. 14       John T. Ryder to Irene L. Shaver
Mar. 5        Grant Butler to Maggie O'Brien
Mar. 11      William J. Aylesworth to Sara E. Bunt
Mar. 14      Lee L. Nichols to Prudence Lorene Newton
Mar. 17      Alvin E. Jones to Emma Minor
Mar. 26      Chas. Holdredge to Lela B. Fisher
April 7       Claude Snyder to Nina Hotaling
May 3        Rufus W. Wilber to Amelia E. Neff
May 12      Ira R. Gibson to Bessie I. Pratt
June 6        Ray E. Warner to Nellie L. Coats
June 13      Harry H. Hall to Mabel M. Prouty
June 18      Frances H. Marshall to May D.Ranner
Aug. 1       Roswell W. Benedict to Florence L. Pearsall
Aug. 1       George Andrews to Myrtle B. Bentley
Aug. 8       Willis G. McGinnis to Eva B. Marble
Aug. 29     Harry H. VanCott to Mable G. Corbin
Sept, 26     Albro Bliss to Cephie E. Buell
Sept. 29     Carl T. Tompkins to Ethel L. Ogden
Oct. 11      Walter C. Hamilton to Libbie D. Fosbury
Dec. 8        Ernest F. Marble to Melissa Prouty

Obituaries (March 4)

Eugene Clinton
Utica Saturday Globe, June 15, 1918
Eugene Clinton
.The death of Attorney Eugene Clinton, a leading member of the Chenango county bar, deeply pained his many friends in this section.  Mr. Clinton suffered a shock about five weeks ago which left him partially helpless.  Deceased was a son of Ormond D. and Almira Payne Clinton, and was born in the town fo Willet, Cortland county, January 13, 1855.  He was educated in the district schools of Clintonville, Otsego county, German and McDonough and in Bainbridge Academy.  After completing his schooling he read law with George Windsor of Bainbridge, and later with Isaac D. Newton of Norwich.  He was admitted to the bar May 4, 1880 in Ithaca and was admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court December 5, 1888.  He first located in Smithville where he remained until 1883, when he moved to Greene and later came to the county seat [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY].  He was a wide-awake and successful practitioner, combining with natural shrewdness an ability to concentrate while his accurate knowledge of legal principles and varied practice gave him an infinite acquaintance with the working details of his profession, making him a formidable antagonist, especially in cases where great interests were involved.  He was never a pettifogger, but appeared only in cases of a nature worthy of his best efforts.
Mr. Clinton was of the eighth generation in direct line of Edward Doty, a London youth, who came over in the good ship Mayflower and was one of the signers of the solemn compact made in Cape Cod harbor in November, 1620 and was also in the party with Miles Standish and William Bradford who first went ashore to find a suitable place to land the Pilgrims and selected Plymouth Rock.  January 18, 1881 Mr Clinton married Bertha L. Johnson, of Greene who survives him.  He was a member of Harmony Chapter, R.A.M. and vice president of the Masonic Club.  With his other attainments he was a composer of considerable merit, having written a patriotic song which became popular and was sung for the first time at the Colonia Theater in this city.
The Chenango County Bar Association met in special session at the Court House Wednesday morning and adopted eulogistic resolutions.  Several brief addresses appreciative of the life and career of the deceased were made by members of the association who then formed in line and marched to the Clinton residence on Hayes street [Norwich, NY] where simple funeral services were conducted by Rev. H.R. MacMillan, pastor of the First Baptist Church of which Mr. Clinton was a member.  The body was taken on the 12:33 train, accompanied by relatives and friends and with knight Templars escort to Greene where burial was made.
Anna M. Juliand
Chenango American, Greene, NY, September 20, 1855
In this village on the 22d ult., Miss Anna M. daughter of Col J. Juliand, aged 20 years.
In the circumstances attending this sad bereavement, there is much to sooth the sorrows of those who have been smitten.  Dreaded as the Consumption usually is, from its deceptive character, and from the certainty where it is deeply seated of a fatal issue, there is yet the redeeming feature in connection with it that it does not, like many other diseases--burying its victims to the grave without time for looking the great facts of another world full in the face.  Though debility and weakness and the exhausting cough cause the heart at times to sink, yet there are large opportunities for calm meditation, devout exercises and patient obedience to the Divine will.  And when these facilities are embraced as in the case of the young friend who has left us they were, the sick room becomes a consecrated spot, a bethel of the soul, where pious hopes gather great strength, and holy thoughts and affections reach their fullest development and scope.  And when the heart has become weaned from the work, when the Christian sees that it is God's purpose to cut the ties of life, and prepares calmly yet earnestly for the great change, there is then a grandeur and dignity encircling the sick room and the couch of wasting and death.
The great Dr. Young in his brilliant Poem, the Night Thoughts has called "the deathbed the detector of the heart."  If this be so there are the memories that cluster around the closing life of the young Disciple of Christ, replete with all that is grateful and soothing.  The sting is extracted from death when that last enemy is met as He was by her whose decease we are now noticing.  In her experience the Christian graces show out the more brightly--as flesh wasted--as exhaustion increased--as death grew near.  Though she was of nervous constitution of body the hour of dissolution was shorn of its terrors.  While others wept she was tranquil.  No distraction of thoughts, no filmy discernment, no unworthy fears, distressed her mind. She had thrown her soul upon the bleeding cross of a pardoning Saviour and she felt safe though with no undue confidence in ought that she could do in the task of Salvation.  Calmly and in frequent prayer and in the use of all prescribed ordinances she awaited the final hour.  It came and found her watching.
Sweetly she bade adieus to the loved that pressed around her.  With unbroken voice she spoke the farewell words.  It was a hallowed scene such as Heaven gazes at with joy.  It seemed as though the world of spirits was very near us then, as though the spiritualized imagination could catch the rustling of angel wings as they waited to bear the parting spirit to the bosom of celestial peace.  She has gone. The family circle is broken.  The heart of youthful friendship is sad. The tear starts to the eye of loved companions as her name is breathed.  But her record is on high and her rest is sweet.  Soon many of those among us who knew and loved her in life,
Shall meet her on that peaceful shore,
Where parting words are heard no more."
Lucretia C. Juliand
Died last evening, February 19th, Mrs. Lucretia C. Juliand, at the advanced age of eight-nine.  Pneumonia severed the cord of her life and removed one of the oldest, most refined and charming ladies of Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY], one whose life had always been a charm in her home and a bright factor in society, and a Christian. She was born in Guilford, Conn., June 4th, 1805, and became the wife of Col. Richard W. Juliand in 1822.  Ever since, her home has been in Bainbridge at her late residence, which is a beautiful and historic landmark.  Always identified with the society and church work in the village, she spread an influence, valuable in the same degree that her death is mourned.  Colonel Juliand died fifteen years ago.  In her old age Mrs. Juliand was comforted and cared for by a son, Joseph Juliand, of Bainbridge, and a daughter, Mrs. James Banks, of Chicago, who survive her in sadness over the departure of a loving mother.  The funeral is held on Friday at 2:30 p.m. with services in St. Peter's church and burial in the cemetery of the church--Bainbridge Republican.  [Chenango Union,  February 28, 1895]
In Memoriam
Entered unto rest, quietly and peacefully, the evening of Feb. 19, 1895, Mr. Lucretia C. Juliand in her 90th year.  She was one of the oldest, most refined and charming ladies of Bainbridge; one whose life had always been a charm in her home and a bright factor in society, and a Christian.  She was born in Guilford, Conn., June 4, 1805 and became the wife of Col. Richard W. Juliand in 1822.  Her home had since been in Bainbridge at her late residence, which is a beautiful and historic landmark.  Becoming identified from the first with society and the Episcopal church, under the shadows of whose walls she now rests, her influence became valuable in the same degree that her death is mourned. Col. Juliand preceded her to the better land fourteen years ago.  Mrs. Juliand retained her faculties to the last, bright and ever cheerful. She was comforted and cared for by a son, Joseph Juliand of Bainbridge, and a daughter, Mrs. James M. Banks of Chicago, who survive her in sadness, over the departure of a loving mother.  The funeral of Mrs. Lucretia C. Juliand was held on Friday last.  In the absence of the Rector, the services were most impressively conducted by the Rev. Albert Bentley of Windsor.  Mrs. Dr. Copley presided at the organ, assisted by the full vested church choir, the church vestry acting as pall bearers.  The bearers were Jas. K. Wetmore, C.M. Priest, Don A. Gilbert, C.C. Hovey, Dwight C. Schott and I.H. Willsey.  Among those present were Mrs. James M. Banks and Miss Mary Banks, Chicago; Miss Emma E. Juliand, Washington; Maurice Birdsall, Binghamton; J.E. Juliand, J.B. Juliand, J.R.Juliand, H.M. Juliand, Miss Cornie Juliand and Mrs. Minnie Arnold, Greene; Mrs. Gilbert Sherwood, Walton; Mrs. C. Hayes, Miss Mary Hayes and H.C. Gregory, Unadilla; Mr. and Mrs. John C. Chamberlain, Afton--Bainbridge Express.[Chenango American, Greene, NY, March 7, 1895]
George Juliand
Chenango Union, July 8, 1897
George Juliand, one of our oldest and most respected citizens, passed from this to a higher life on Monday afternoon, June 24, at 4 o'clock.  Mr. Juliand was one of the band of what is termed "the older Juliand brothers,"--Lewis, George, Richard, Joseph and Frederick, sons of Capt. Joseph Juliand, who was one of the French pioneers that located in this town [Greene, Chenango Co., NY] when it was an unbroken wilderness.  In the early days Joseph, Lewis, George and Frederick were partners in business, but in 1840 the firm dissolved, and the subject of these lines took up his abode upon his farm a short distance west of this village, and resided there until summoned to the world beyond.  During all these years, or up to the time when old age and infirmities compelled him to abandon business, he had been one of the most active and honorable business men in this section of the State.  He dealt largely in cattle, and his transactions brought him in close business relations with hundreds of farmers.  Never in his long business career has he been criticized, his business having been conducted on the highest plane of honor, and now at the advanced age of 94, he has gone, honored and beloved by all.  Mr. Juliand was a benevolent man, and there are many in this community who can vouch for his acts of charity in times of distress.  Mr. Juliand was a consistent churchman, and for many years was connected with the vestry of Zion Church.  One of our prominent landmarks has fallen. A man who had done much for the development of this town has gone from among us, but the good deeds that he has enacted, and the honorable record he has left behind, will long live to bless his name and heritage.--Green American. 


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Obituaries (March 3)

Darlia Mae Martin
Bainbridge News & Republican, September 13, 1946

Funeral services for Darlia Mae Martin, 2-1/2-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Martin, Montage road, Chenango Bridge [Broome Co., NY], who died Monday of burns suffered when boiling coffee spilled on her, was held last Thursday. The child was burned while climbing onto a chair in the kitchen of her home Sunday morning.  Her mother was preparing breakfast at the time.  The child had placed one hand onto the chair.  Her hand became entangled in an electric cord leading from a wall socket to a percolator which was on the table.  In climbing, she pulled the cord so that the percolator overturned. She suffered first and second degree burns on the left side of her face, both arms and part of her body.  She was admitted to the Binghamton City Hospital at 11 a.m. Sunday and died at 5 a.m. Monday.  Dr. A.J. Stillson, of Windsor, a Broome county coroner, ordered an autopsy which was performed Tuesday afternoon.  he said today that 22 percent of the child's body had been burned.  Beside her parents, she is survived by four grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R.H. Martin of Tunkhannock, Pa., and Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Huntsinger, of Conklin.
Abraham Lincoln Kellogg
Bainbridge News & Republican, August 29, 1946
Former Supreme Court Justice Abraham Lincoln Kellogg, 87, of Oneonta [Otsego Co., NY], a director of International Business Machines Corp., died Sunday night at his home in that city.  The retired justice had been an official referee of the Appellate Division, Third department, since 1931.  The third Department consists of the Third, Fourth and Sixth Districts.  The Oneontan had one of the longest careers of any New York State jurist.  He was admitted to the bar in 1883 and had served on the bench from 1917 to 1930, when he retired.  A president of the Board of Trustees of Hartwick College from 1930-1943, Justice Kellogg had been a director of IBM since 1934.  He was a native of Otsego County.  Well known in judicial and legal quarters of New York State, Justice Kellogg was born in Treadwell on May 1, 1860.  The son of Marvin Douglas Kellogg and Hannah Schermerhorn Kellogg, he was educated at Delaware Literary Institute, Franklin.  After being admitted to the bar he began to practice law in Oneonta.  Justice Kellogg was a descendent in the eleventh generation from Nicholas Kellogg and Florence Hall, of Debden, Essex County, Ireland.  The justice's great-grandfather, Benjamin Kellogg, was a Revolutionary patriot.  The Oneonta justice was a Republican and served as clerk in the State Senate.  In 1908, he was elected Otsego County judge for a six-year term.  he was reelected in 1914.  In 1917 he was elected to the State Supreme Court in the Sixth Judicial District.  In 1921 he was a member of a state convention to revise the judiciary Article of the Constitution.  he was first president of the Oneonta Bar Association in 1911-1912.  In 1906 he joined the New York State Bar Association, of which he was vice-president in 1915-1916.  He also was a member of the American Bar Association.  He was affiliated with Oneonta Lodge, 466, F. and A.M.; Oneonta Chapter, 277, Royal Arch Masons and Oneonta lodge, 1312, B.P.O. Elks.  He was a charter member of t he Oneonta and Oneonta County Clubs and belonged to Kiwanis, the Oneonta Chamber of Commerce and the Norwich Club.  He was a Presbyterian and a Republican.  He was an honorary member of Phi Sigma Kappa of Williams College.  The justice gave his native Treadwell a public library and athletic field and was instrumental in the village obtaining a new central high school.  On June 21, 1893, he married May Blakeslee Lewis, of Otego, and they had a son, Lincoln Lewis Kellogg.  Mrs. Kellogg died in July 1943, and on March 24, 1944, Justice Kellogg married Noreen VanName, formerly of Binghamton.  Survivors include Mrs. Kellogg; a sister, Mrs. Lillian M. Thompson, of Oneonta; his son, Lincoln, a practicing attorney in Asheville, N.C.; and a nephew, Albert F. Kellogg, of Walton.  Funeral services to be held in the First Presbyterian Church at Oneonta are scheduled tentatively for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.  Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery at Oneonta.
Rev. David Wellington Curran
Bainbridge News & Republican, August 29, 1946
David Wellington Curran, D.D., 67, former Episcopal clergyman, was found dead in a chair in the lobby of the Arlington Hotel, Binghamton [Broome Co., NY], Saturday afternoon.  Dr. Curran had been accustomed during his residence in Binghamton to take walks which frequently brought him to the Arlington.  He is survived by his widow, the former Riviera Ella Todd, originally of Binghamton.
James L. Gage
Bainbridge News & Republican, September 5, 1946
James L. Gage, a farmer living on Winney hill, near Oneonta [Otsego Co., NY]\, died in Fox Hospital, Oneonta, Saturday from injuries received the previous Thursday when he was trampled by his team of horses.  He was 60 years of age.  The team became frightened while Gage was getting hay in the barn of a neighbor and as the owner stepped in front of the team to control the horses they bolted and trampled him.
Harvey Rider
Bainbridge News & Republican, September 12, 1946
Harvey Rider, of Oneonta [Otsego Co., NY], R.F.D., died late Sunday from injuries received when he was gored by a bull near his farm home.  State police of the Oneonta substation who were investigating the incident said Rider apparently was cornered by the animal in the field near the bar, and was knocked down and gored by the steer.  The Cooperstown ambulance was called, state police said, but Rider was dead when the vehicle arrived.
Obediah G. Rundell
The First Worthy Master of the Norwich Lodge of Masons
Utica Saturday Globe, June 20, 1903

Obebiah G. Rundell
Norwich [Chenango Co., NY]:  It is 50 years since their charter was granted to Norwich Lodge, No 306, Free and Accepted Masons.  The members observed the semi-centennial of the organization by attending in a body the evening services of the Congregational Church last Sunday upon invitation of the pastor, Rev. D.W. Dexter.
It was in 1853 that the charter was granted and the first worthy master to serve the lodge was Obediah G. Rundell, who held the highest office in the gift of the lodge from the election in 1853 for five years, until and including the year 1857.  Very few of the original members of the order remain.
At the services Sunday evening Rev. Mr. Dexter congratulated the lodge upon its long and honorable history; that with the passing of time the cement of fraternity and good fellowship had not crumbled, but like good mortar had grown firmer and more enduring with the lapse of years.  He briefly reviewed the record of the ancient and honorable institution of Free Masonry and eloquently portrayed the blessings with which it had brightened the pathway of humanity.
In the good that has been done the Norwich lodge was no exception but he believed the members were better men for being Masons and that the community was enriched by the existence of their beneficent body.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Guilford Centre - About 1890

Guilford Centre - About 1890
Chenango Telegraph

Messes Editors:
It may be necessary for me to state that there is such a place as Guilford Centre, a real, live place, which but few in the county [Chenango Co., NY] have heard anything about for the last forty years.  But in common with all the "Rip Van Winckles" on these hills and in these valleys, it has been awakened to a new life by the unearthly screams of the Locomotive.  Fifty or sixty years ago, Guilford Centre was a place as much importance as any in the county; and the old Academy building stands today as one sad monument of its former glory.  The day of the old jolting stage coach has forever passed away, and the day of the proud iron horse has come, and with the new order of things this little place is not to be despised in the future.
The whole place speaks already of improvement as the order of the day, old buildings and fences everywhere, have been so changed, as not to be recognized as their former selves.  Our new depot which the R.R. Company is about to complete, is the finest and largest depot between Norwich and Sidney.  Guilford Centre is jubilant over their success in securing such an accommodation on the midland and which nature has pointed out, as a central place of business for the whole town.
Thanks to a few of our citizens who liberally and cheerfully parted with their green backs, as well as to the officers of the Midland for this noble building which shall for evermore give life and importance to the place.
The select school in this place closed last Friday evening with a grand celebration held in the 1st Cong. Church, which was crowded to its utmost capacity.  Mr. S.P. Fields is to be congratulated on his admirable success in teaching, and his unsurpassed skill in rightly managing an exhibition.  His school the last term numbered about forty scholars, some of whom were from Mount Upton, Bainbridge, Yaleville and Fayette.  Prizes were offered to the best scholars in Arithmetic, Algebra and Writing.  And also to the best speaker among the gentleman and the best reader among the ladies.  At the exhibition Rev. J.L. Jones was appointed a committee.  Sixteen appeared on the stage and faithfully competed for the prizes. All did well;  there was no failure on the part of any, not even the least hesitation, and the speaking and reading of that eve would have been an honor to any academy or seminary in the country.  The prizes were awarded according to the decision of the committee.   The charades and other performances of the evening, not forgetting the comic oration by General Request, were all capital.  And the well behaved crowd at the late hour separated apparently well satisfied with themselves and with everybody else.
But my dear Telegraph, I dare not tell the half about Guilford Gentre nor praise the place and the people as the manner of some, for to tell the truth, however humiliating, we are, of all people, the most quiet, and satisfied, and modest.
A Citizen

Mrs. S.M. Blanford is "Great Pocahontas"

Mrs. S.M. Blanford
A Woman of Much Official Ability Who
Has been Greatly Honored
Utica Saturday Globe, June 20, 1903
Mrs. S.M. Blanford
Norwich [Chenango Co., NY]:  Mrs. S.M. Blanford, of this village, was honored at the eighth annual State Council, held in Albany last week, by her election as Great Pocahontas of the Great Council of the State of New York.  This is the first time in the history of the order that so small a community as Norwich ahs been honored by the choice of a Great Pocahontas from among the residents.
Mrs. Blanford, who is prominent member of the Wishawakah Council, Degree of Pocahontas, of Norwich, has been a member of the State Council for seven years, having been appointed second great guard in 1896.  In 1901, when the annual State Council was held in Norwich, she was chosen Great Minnehaha, and the following year Great Winona, so that she has now filled all the important chairs in the Great Council of the order, which at present numbers about 7,000 members in the Empire State.  Among some of the more important duties of her present position are making official visits to the various lodges of the State, appointing deputies and considering and acting upon questions that may arise in the conduct of the affairs of the organization.  Mrs. Blanford has already filled several important offices with ability and acceptance, and it is confidently expected that she will be fully equal to cope with her new and more important duties.
[Note:  The Degree of Pocahontas (often called the Daughters of Pocahontas) is the women's auxiliary of The Improved Order of Redmen.]

Obituaries (March 2)

John M. Gaines
John M. Gaines

The people who reside in the vicinity of Sherburne [Chenango Co., NY] were terribly shocked recently by hearing of the death of an esteemed young man, John M. Gaines.  Tuesday, June 9, he was working on his father's farm on Granville Hill, taking down a barn.  In some way a beam fell and struck him on the head pinning him to the floor.  HIs father finding the beam lying on his son, tried to raise it, but being unable to do so, summoned help.  When the weight was lifted from the body life was extinct.  Mr. Gaines was a promising young man who had the love and respect of all.  His death is an awful blow to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Gaines. The bereaved family consisting of several brothers and sisters, besides the parents, have the sincere sympathy of all in their sorrow. [Utica Saturday Globe, June 20, 1903]

John Gaines of Sherburne [Chenango Co., NY], was tearing down an old barn on a farm, which he bought recently, three miles out of town.  Thursday when he did not appear at home, the family sent the hired man to see what he was doing and he was found dead, planed under a large beam, which had fallen across his chest.  Mr. Gaines was working alone and was last seen alive by the rural mail carrier at about 4 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon, at work on the barn.  He was 29 years old and about five years ago was in the flour and feed business in Sherburne.  [Bainbridge Republican, June 18, 1903]

Donald Risanburg
Bainbridge News & Republican, September 26, 1946

Donald Risanburg, 18-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. George R. Risanburg, of R.D.2, Norwich [Chenango Co., NY] was run over and killed Sunday afternoon by his grandfather, William Risanburg, who was visiting at his son's home.  Undersheriff Frank J. Machio, who investigated the accident said that the child was knocked down by the right front fender of his grandfather's car and that the front wheel on that side of the car passed over the child's body.

W. Robert Doig
Bainbridge News & Republican, September 19, 1946

W. Robert Doig died Thursday, Sept. 5, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Margaret Nichols, Walton [Delaware Co., NY], after a long illness.  Mr. Doig was born at Bovina Aug. 8, 1870, and was a farmer at Delhi and Bovina until he retired eight years ago and went to Walton, where he has since resided.  He was quiet, industrious and honest and made friends wherever he went, according to one who knew him.  He is survived by two sons, Wilber Doig, of Delhi, and Dr. Robert Doig, of Walton; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Nichols, of Walton, and Mrs. Robert Haviland, of Delhi; and two sisters, Mrs. Grant Maxwell, of Delhi, and Mrs. Kenneth Russell, of Whitney Point.

William H. Carr
Bainbridge News & Republican, September 19, 1946

William H. Carr, 77, of Afton [Chenango Co., NY], died Tuesday morning at the Afton Hospital, following a long illness.  he is survived by his wife, Clara Craig Carr, of Afton; six daughters, Mrs. Ethel Fletcher, of Afton; Mildred, of New York City; Susan, of Hartford, Conn.; Mrs. J.R. Stroup, of Newtonville, Mass.; Mrs. Arthur MacDonald, of Norristown, Pa., and Marian Carr, of Washington, D.C.; two sons, Robert and John P., both of Washington, D.C.; a brother, George H., of Brookfield, and eight grandchildren.

John O.Hill Reed
Bainbridge News & Republican, Sept. 19, 1946

John O. Hill Reed, 66, prominent industrialist and banker of Norwich [Chenango Co., NY] for many years, died at his home in that city last Friday.  Mr. Reed was mayor of Norwich for five successive terms from 1907 to 1012, and was former vice-president of the Norwich Knitting Co.  At the time of his death he was director of the National Bank and Trust Co. of Norwich.  The only immediate survivor is his wife.

Minnie B. Taylor
Bainbridge News & Republican,  September 12, 1946

Mrs. Minnie Taylor died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Orlo Reed on Bridge street, Sidney [Delaware Co., NY], Tuesday morning after a long illness.  Born Aug. 3, 1869, in the Town of Guilford [Chenango Co., NY], the daughter of Joseph and Maria (Hancock) Beale, who both came to America from England.  She married Clayton Taylor, of Sidney in 1901, and has made her home there, since that time, Surviving is a sister Mrs. Lillian Hyatt, of East Guilford, and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Carr & Landers Funeral Chapel, the Rev. C.E. Opdyke, pastor of the Congregational Church, of which she was a member, officiated.  Burial was in Prospect Hill Cemetery [Sidney, NY].

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Blog Post Listing, February 23 - March 1, 2015

Listing of blog postings for the week of February 23 to March 1, 2015

Posted February 23, 2015
Mary H . King - Leroy N. Searles (1886)
Marriage Notices - Antimasonic Telegraph 1830
     Ralsey A. Crumb - Paulina Scott
     Ebenezer Hall - Orinda Eccleston
     Benjamin P. Hall - Caroline Andrews
     Gardner Lewis - Emeline Williams
     Ezekiel Dewey - Eunice Smith
     Nelson Tiffany - Esther Randall
     Abial C. Herron - Sally Gibson
     Justin Skinner - Alzina Crandall
     William Brown - Lucretia Holmes

Posted February 25, 2015
Mr. & Mrs. Leroy N. Searles (60th anniversary, 1946)
Teresa Josephine Dalton - Dr. Joseph M. Flannery (1946)
Ruth Kishbaugh - Vincent T. Donaloio (1946)
Johanne D. Hulsberg - Victor E. Holbert (1946)
Norma Greene - Carl Osterwald (1946)

Posted February 26, 2016
S. Spencer Cole - Carrie (Hastings) Wright (1890)
Jeanne M. Webb - John R. Clark (1946)
Sandra J. Wood - Gilbert G. Warren (1946)
Catherine Vanderzee - Richard E. Warner (1946)

Posted March 1, 2016
Mr. & Mrs. Henry M. Juliand (50th anniversary, 1919)
Mabel Gertrude Juliand - Julian Arthur Stratton (1920)
Marriage Notices - September 1865
     Hon. F. Juliand - Harriet M. Crocker (Greene - Cambridge)
     Milan Hill - Caroline E. Carr (McDonough - Norwich)
     Arnold D. Evans - Maggie Nelson (Norwich)
     John F. Button - Caroline J. Lewis (McDonough)
     Nathan W. Rider - Hattie L. Main (Norwich - North Norwich)
     Charles M. Briggs - Della M. Stevenson (Sherburne)
     John W. Houghton - Samantha L. Adams (Earlville)
     Albert c. Green - Mary E. Bemis (Canterbury CT - Oxford)
     William Seeley - Anna Kelley (Coventry)

Posted February 23, 2015
Forrest E. Wightman (Norwich, 1903)
Rose Isbell Kingsbury (White Store, Sidney, 1933)
Henrietta King (Bainbridge, 1932)
Mary King Searles (Bainbridge, 1951)
Bruce L. Bosket (Afton, 1945) WWII Casualty

Posted February 24, 2015
Fred James Pray (Sherburne, 1903)
James Pray (Sherburne, 1903)
Erford Beardsley (Sidney, Oxford)
Mrs. Daniel Hastings (Bainbridge)
Elizabeth S. Chapin (Bainbridge, 1893)
Etta Nichols (Bainbridge, 1893)

Posted February 25, 2015
Edwin Tiffany (Norwich, 1903)
Samuel Burke (Sanford, Bainbridge, 1946)
Charles A. Elliott (Coventry, 1946)
Richard King (Otego, 1946)
John B. Wooster (Guilford Center, 1946)
Ida May Day (Elmira, Guilford, 1946)
Catherine Manley (Afton, Norwich, 1946)

Posted February 26, 2015
Cornelia E. (Maydole) Merritt (Norwich, 1903)
Stowell Jacquins (1890)
Briggs Lyon (Bainbridge, 1890)
Daniel Niven (Coventry, Binghamton, 1890)

Posted February 27, 2015
Hon. Andrew Shepardson (Smyrna, 1903)
Jehiel Evans (Bainbridge, 1884)
Carrie A. Barnes (1884)
Clarisse Schofield (1880)
Maybelle Mackle (1868)
Metta Mackle (1868)

Posted February 28, 2015
Catherine Matzinger Schlucke (Norwich, 1918)
Reed William Kniskern (Windsor, 1946)
Wilma M. (Wade) Phelps (Nineveh, 1946)
Hiram Risley (Sidney, 1946)
Rev. Martin V. Williams (New York City, 1946)
Belle Mabey (Sidney, 1946)
Melvin Iverson (Mt. Upton, 1946)
Deonigi Menaldino (Sidney, 1946)

Posted March 1, 2015
Helen (Farrall) Mead Crandall (Norwich, Hillrose, CO, 1918)
Col. Joseph Juliand (Greene, 1870)
Franklin Gilmore (Bainbridge, Binghamton, 1881)
Florilla Pettys (Bainbridge, 1882)
Seely N. Copley (Bainbridge, 1888)
Posted February 24, 2015
Bainbridge Central High School Track Team, 1947

Posted February 25, 2015
Bainbridge High School Class of 1948, Part 2

Posted February 26, 2016
Sidney Dimock Writes from Colorado Mine Country - 1880

Posted February 27, 2015
Letter from the West (Rock Island, IL), 1883
Bush Hill Farm House Destroyed by Fire - Bainbridge, NY - 1946

Posted February 28, 2015
Harold Sherman Buys Funeral Business - 1946
Bainbridge High School Football Team - 1929

Marriages (March 1)

Mr. & Mrs. Henry M. Juliand
Binghamton Press, September 18, 1919
Henry and Sarah DeFrances (Stratton) Juliand

Greene [Chenango Co., NY]:  For fifty years, Mr. and Mrs. Henry M. Juliand have traveled life's pathway together, and on Monday the anniversary of the ceremony performed a half century ago, was made joyous by the personal greetings of about 250 of their friends.  Many presents were received as souvenirs of the occasion including gold pieces, silver, china and cut glass and flowers.  The two daughters-in-law served the refreshments.  It was on September 1, 1860, that Sarah DeFrances Stratton, at her home in South Oxford [Chenango Co., NY], was married to Henry M. Juliand of Greene.  They began their married life in the house on West Hill where they have resided continuously for 50 years.  In 1905 the old house gave place to a new one built upon nearly the same site.  Three sons were born to them, George, Charles and Albert.  The last named died and the other two married and have homes of their own in Greene.  Mr. Juliand's grandfather was one of the first settlers in the vicinity of Greene while Mrs. Juliand's was among the pioneers in the vicinity of Oxford.
Stratton - Juliand 
The marriage of Miss Mabel Gertrude, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Juliand of Greene [Chenango Co., NY], to Mr. Julian Arthur Stratton will take place in Zion Episcopal church, Greene, N.Y., on Wednesday, June 2, at eight o'clock, p.m.  Friends are invited to attend the church, no formal invitations being issued.  Mr. and Mrs. Stratton will make their home in Newport, R.I., where Mr. Stratton has a Government position.  [1920] 
Marriage Notices
Chenango Telegraph & Chronicle, September 16, 1865
JULIAND - CROCKER:  In Cambridge, Washington Co., NY., by Rev. James N. Crocker, Hon. F. Juliand of Greene, Chenango Co., to Miss Harriet M. Crocker of the former place.
HILL - CARR:  In Lincklaen on the 6th inst., by Rev. E.N. Ruddock, Mr. Milan Hill of McDonough [Chenango Co., NY] to Miss Caroline E. Carr of Norwich [Chenango Co., NY].
EVANS - NELSON:  At the residence of the bride's father, on the 5th inst. by Rev. S. Scoville, Arnold D. Evans and Miss Maggie Nelson both of this village [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY]
BUTTON - LEWIS:  In McDonough, on the 3d inst., by Rev. E. Holroyd, John F. Button to Miss Caroline J. Lewis, both of McDonough [Chenango Co., NY]
RIDER - MAINE:  In North Norwich on the 6th inst., by Rev. F.B. Peck, Nathan W. Rider of this place [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY] and Miss Hattie L. Maine of North Norwich [Chenango Co., NY].
BRIGGS - STEVENSON:  At the Parsonage in Sherburne, on Tuesday, 5th ult., by Rev. J.L. Burrows, Mr. Charles M. Briggs to Miss Della M. Stevenson, all of Sherburne [Chenango Co., NY].
HOUGHTON - ADAMS:  In Earlville, Sept. 4th, at the residence of Leonard Pierce Esq., by Rev. I.V. Ismond, John W. Houghton to Samantha L. Adams, all of Earlville [Madison Co., NY].
GREEN - BEMIS:  In Oxford, on the 6th inst.,. by Rev. E.H. Payson, Albert C. Green of Canterbury, Conn. to Mary E. Bemis of Oxford [Chenango Co., NY].
SEELEY - KELLEY:  In Coventry, August, by Rev. George Turnbul, Mr. William Seeley, to Miss Anna Kelley, both of Coventry [Chenango Co., NY].

Obituaries (March 1)

Helen (Farrell) Mead Crandall
Utica Saturday Globe, June 17, 1918

Mrs, Helen (Farrell) Mead Crandall
Norwich [Chenango Co., NY]:  At the home of her son, Rev. William S. Crandall, at Hillrose, Col., June 10, occurred the death of Mrs. Helen Crandall, a former much respected resident of Norwich.  She had been ill for several months from cancer of the stomach.  Mrs. Crandall was born in Eaton, Madison county, May 14, 1839, and was one of five children born to Isaac and Sophronia Farrell, of whom only one, Mrs. Milo McCarty, of this village, now survives.  When deceased was a girl of 12 her parents removed from Madison county to Norwich, where the greater share of her life was passed.  In 1858 she married Riley Mead, whose death occurred in 1862.  Of this union two children were born and still survive, Mrs. Roselbert Belden, of this village, and Frank Mead, of Colorado.  In 1877 Mrs. Mead married William B. Crandall, with whom she lived happily until his death in 1896, when she went to live with her daughter, Mrs. Belden.  Of her second marriage one son, Rev. William S. Crandall, of Hillrose, Col., survives, with whom since 1898, she had resided, making a home for him at Kingston, Pa., while he was a student at Wyoming Seminary, and after he had finished his education accompanying him to Denver, where he took up his duties as a Methodist minister.  Last summer they moved to Hillrose.  The climate did not agree with Mrs. Crandall, and she declined rapidly in health. She was a prominent member of the Methodist Church and an earnest, consecrated Christian worker.  She was a woman beloved by all who knew her, ever thoughtful of others, a kind and affectionate wife, mother and friend, whose memory will long be cherished.
Col. Joseph Juliand
1797 - 1870
Suddenly in this village [Greene, Chenango Co., NY], on Sunday morning last, the 13th inst., Col. Joseph Juliand, aged 73 years.
This community has had most startling illuminations recently of the solemn truth that "In the midst of life we are in death."  While the body of one prominent person was draped for the tomb, awaiting entrance into "the narrow house appointed for all living," another conspicuous citizen, neighbor and friend is stricken down without a moment's warning, retiring for the night not to an earthly rest, but to that repose and sleep which the blessed and faithful in Christ enjoy till the great waking "when all that are in their graves shall hear the Savior's voice and shall come forth."  Joseph Juliand has been known to this community for about half a century as one of its prominent business men who has been successful, yet with unblemished integrity, true and just in all his dealings, faithful in all the varied relations of life that he has filled.  He was a Warden of Zion Church at its first organization and ever sought by his influence, efforts and means to advance its prosperity.  He took a deep interest in the legislation of the Diocese, and was a frequent delegate at the Conventions of Western New York, having important positions on the Committees through which its business is initiated and conducted.  He was also a Trustee of the General Theological Seminary, and had but recently returned from one of its most important sessions.  Col. Juliand was twice a member of Assembly from this district.  For many years he has been a trustee of Hobart College, and has been on the delegation to the General Convention of the Church.  His strict integrity of character drew towards him through a long business career a sentiment of wide and deep respect.  He was ever faithful in attendance on the Church's ordinances, and was never kept from his place in the appointed services, save by absence from home or sickness.  His religious character was marked by thorough earnestness and sincerity.  He had solemn and strong views of his Christian duties and could not be shaken in his purposes in what he deemed to be right.  It is difficult to realize that we shall no longer hear his voice nor witness his presence in those solemn sacraments and services to which the Church calls her children.  But to which the Church calls her children.  But we trust that he has passed to higher worship, even to the presence immediate of Christ and His Redeemed ones in Heaven. [Chenango American, February 17, 1870]
Joseph Juliand, a prominent citizen of Greene and well known in the County, died at his residence in that village, Sunday morning last.  Mr. Juliand went to his room Saturday night at about eleven o'clock, and as his family supposed had retired as usual to rest.  The next morning, however, the attention of his son in passing the door of his father's room was arrested, and entering the room he found the deceased upon the floor in an unconscious state.  A physician was immediately called, but he was already beyond relief, and survived only a  few minutes after he was first found.  When first discovered the lamp was burning in his room and the bed had not been disturbed, a part only of his clothing was removed, and everything indicated that Mr. Juliand had been suddenly stricken down, probably with apoplexy.  The deceased was 73 years of age, and the second of five brothers, four of whom survive him--the eldest being Col. Richard Juliand of Bainbridge.  He represented this County in the Assembly, in 1827, and again in 1831 and 1832, and although he always sustained himself with honor in all places of public trust, he will be best remembered as the upright citizen, the correct man of business, and the courteous Christian gentleman, always welcome in the social and domestic circle in which he moved.  Mr. Juliand was but once married, and survived his wife, who was the daughter of the late Erastus Perkins of this village, where he always kept his acquaintance fresh, and where many who knew him well will mingle their sincere regrets at his loss with those of her bereaved family.
Franklin Gilmore
DeRuyter Gleaner, September 15, 1881
A colored man named Franklin Gilmore died in Binghamton [Broome Co., NY] a few days since, upwards of ninety years of age.  In the old days of slavery in New York, he was owned by the late Richard W. Juliand, of Bainbridge, from whom he purchased his freedom and had a large family, who are now scattered.
The last will and testament of Franklin Gilmore, late of the city of Binghamton, deceased, was admitted to probate and letters testamentary were issued to Hial Hodge, sole executor therein named.  Decedent left no heirs at law and next of kin whose names or place of residence could be ascertained, and the citation for probate thereof was directed to the Attorney-General of the State of New York, and the County Treasurer of the county of Broome.  Testator bequeaths all of his estate both real and personal, to Louisa Jackson, of this city.  [Broome Republican, Oct. 19, 1881]
Florilla Pettys
Florilla, widow of Isaac Pettys, was born in Coventry [Chenango Co., NY], Nov. 22d, 1806, and died at her home in Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY], Jan. 11th, 1882.  For over fifty years her life was identified with the history of our village.  Her husband, Captain Pettys, who died thirteen years ago, was an active member of the community, having for some time kept the hotel of the place, and was widely known.  Mrs. Pettys was the mother of seven children, two of whom died in childhood, while three others, Mrs. B.C. Campbell, Mrs. R.C. Stockwell, and Mrs. G.S. Graves, have died within the last fifteen years.  Two children, Nelson and Ellen, and seventeen grandchildren, mourn the loss of one, who was ever lending a helping hand, and who, by a thousand acts of kindness has endeared her memory to all who knew her.  Her last sickness was short, and her death the peaceful end of the Christian.
Another life's work is ended;
Another soul is at rest;
Another voice is blended
In the chorus of the blest.
Seely N. Copley
Died:  At his late residence, in the village of Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY], on the 28th inst. Mr. S.N. Copley, aged 52 years.
After great suffering, protracted through many years, and after mental and spiritual conflict in times of darkness, probably born of physical weakness and pain, his soul turned back to the refuge of the "Everlasting Arms," and the end was peace.  With returning confidence in his Redeemer many months ago, in speaking of his own experience he alluded to the comfort coming to him from the sure word of God, and used the lines which had lately come to him with new meaning and power.
"The soul that on Jesus hath leaned for repose
He will never, no never desert to his foes;
That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake,
He will never, no never, no never forsake."
More recently, in glad anticipation of going home, while resting after long continued pain, he spoke gratefully of comfort given, and said:
"Jesus can make a dying bed
Feel soft as downy pillows are,
While on His breast I lean my head
And breathe my life out sweetly there."
Towards the last he repeatedly alluded to his trust, and with continued possession of his mental powers, a little time before the end he exclaimed, "Yes Lord!" and soon passed away to the unending joy and rest.  A bereaved mother, with other relatives and friends are left to mourn, but not to sorrow as those who have no hope.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Bainbridge High School Football Team - 1928

Bainbridge High School Football Team - 1928
"Echo" 1929
Left to Right
First Row:  William Hohreiter, Clifford Loudon, Rolland Peckham, Philip Roberts (Captain), John Loudon, Russell Elander, Donald Loudon, F.J. Casey (Principal)
Second Row:  Harrison Nelson (Coach), Karl Nickel, Harold Campbell, Renwick Walling, John Davidson, Kenneth Hoyt, Lloyd Johnson (Manager)
Third Row:  Walter Sherman, Orlin Hitchcock, Robert Houck, Lloyd Hubbard, Elverton Hoyt, Bruce Partridge
In the fall of 1928 the boys of B.H.S. became interested in foot-ball which had not been played in the school for an elapse of five years.  As football had not been played for so long a period it was necessary for new equipment and expert coaching to be exhibited.  The money for the suits and necessities was received by the sale of magazines by the whole school, while the coaching was contributed by Mr. Casey and Mr. Nelson.  To the latter we own very much credit for out great success.  It took very much time and patience to produce such football as was exhibited by the team.  Not only did these great coaches produce a winning team for the season of 1928 but for the seasons to come.  Who doesn't remember that Sidney game with third down, ten yards to go, twenty seconds to play and Captain Roberts ran thirty yards around Sidney's and for a touch-down?  Very much credit was given to the team for their wonderful exhibition in this game.

Harold Sherman Buys Funeral Business - 1946

Harold Sherman Buys P.L. Carpenter interest
Bainbridge News & Republican, September 5, 1946
Harold Sherman, of Unadilla [Otsego Co., NY], who has been connected with the business of Fisher & Carpenter since last February, has purchased the Funeral Chapel and furniture interest of P.L. Carpenter, taking possession Sept. 1.  The firm will now be known as Fisher & Sherman.  Mr. Sherman is a graduate of Unadilla High School, Albany Business College, and Simmons College of Embalming.  Prior to World War II, he had a funeral home in Unadilla, but was forced to sell out to serve his country.  He joined the Navy where he served as a Ph. M 1/C.  Mr. Sherman, who comes to Bainbridge with the highest recommendation, has the best wishes of his business associates.  Mr. and Mrs. Sherman will move to Bainbridge as soon as a house is available.

Obituaries (February 28)

Catherine Matzinger Schlucke
Utica Saturday Globe,  June 17, 1918

Catherine Matzinger Schlucke

Norwich [Chenango Co., NY]:  At the home of her son, John Matzinger, on Cortland street, last Saturday, occurred the death of Mrs. Catherine Matzinger Schlucke, aged 79 years.  Mrs. Schlucke was in her usual excellent health until Tuesday noon when she was stricken and passed away without regaining consciousness.  Deceased was born in Zurick, Switzerland, August 7, 1839, and came to the United States in February, 1882, residing at Liberty, N.Y., until the death of her husband, Joseph Matzinger, in March 1887.  She was married later to Charles Schlucke, of Jeffersonville, N.Y., where she resided until his death in 1901.  Since then she had been a resident of this city, making her home with her son and daughter, John and Mary Matzinger.  Mrs. Schlucke was a devoted member of the Broad Street M.E. Church and a constant attendant at the services there, where she made many friends who will miss her kindly presence.  She was a loving mother, a helpful friend and neighbor.  Family and church have lost a valued member in her passing.  Of her five children, four survive her:  Jacob L. Matzinger, of Liberty; Joseph, of Middletown, and Mary and John Matzinger, of this city.  A son, Ferdinand died at Middletown some 19 years ago.  Funeral services were held from her late home Wednesday afternoon.  Interment was in Mount Hope [Norwich, NY].
Reed William Kniskern
Bainbridge News & Republican, December 12, 1946
Reed William Kniskern, 53, formerly of Windsor [Broome Co., NY], died Thursday at the Veterans' Hospital, at Bath, where he had been a patient for 6-1/2 years.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Edna Loveland Kniskern; two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Gilbert and Nancy Ann Kniskern, all of Windsor; three sons, Francis and Victor, of Windsor, Reed D., of Susquehanna; a granddaughter, Linda Lou Gilbert, of Windsor; five brothers, Claude Kniskern, of Utica, Leon Kniskern, of Hinesville, Vernon Kniskern, of Voorheesville, Edgar Kniskern, of Johnson City, and Raymond Kniskern, of Binghamton; a sister, Mrs. Fred Stanton, of Barnerville, also several nieces and nephews.  He was a veteran of World War I, and a member of Lloyd B. Phelps American Legion Post No. 571, of Windsor.
Wilma M. (Wade) Phelps
Bainbridge News & Republican, December 12, 1946
Mrs. Wilma M. Phelps, 46, died last Thursday morning at her home in Nineveh [Broome Co., NY], R.D.  She is survived by her husband, Vernon; a daughter, Louise; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.A. Wade; a brother, Harvey Wade, all of Nineveh, R.D.; a sister, Marguerite Wade, of Melrose, Mass.; two nephews, Arthur Wade, of Nineveh, and George Wade, fo Bainbridge.
Hiram Risley
Bainbridge News & Republican, December 12, 1946
Hiram Risley, of DeWitt Drive [Sidney, Delaware Co NY], died in Sidney Hospital Tuesday morning, nearly two hours after a car he was driving was struck at a grade crossing by an O.&W. freight train.  The accident occurred about 6:55 o'clock at the Union street crossing.  Mr. Risley, who was about 60 years old, was alone in his car at the time. There are no gates at the crossing and motorists are warned of oncoming trains by a flashing light.  Mr. Risley had driven his son, Harold, to the Scintilla plant and was returning to the center of the village.  The train, a regularly scheduled southbound freight, struck the front of the car.  It dragged the car for about 20 feet.  The train continued another 500 feet before it stopped.  The first aid squad of the Sidney Police Department, composed of Archer Spencer, Raymond Laraway, James Smith, Wm. Bure and R. Elander was called to the scene.  Mr. Risley was taken to the hospital in the squad's ambulance.  He died without regaining consciousness.  Attendants at the hospital refused to reveal Mr. Risley's injuries until a police investigation is completed.
Rev. Martin V. Williams
Bainbridge News & Republican, August 29, 1946
Friends of the Rev. Martin V. Williams received news of his death, Aug. 12.  He had been in ill health for many months and a patient in a sanitarium near New York City where he died.  Mr. Williams was a Methodist minister, having become a member of Wyoming Conference in 1899.  Besides having been pastor of various churches in each of the three districts of the conference, he was for several years in evangelistic work.  he came ot the Methodist Church here in 1921 and stayed until 1927.  He was a man of keen spiritual intelligence and vigorous habits, like out-of-doors life, gardening and fishing.  He won many friends here, who, though they realize that he was aged, being about 85 years, yet mourn his death.  Surviving him are his wife, a daughter, and two sons.
Belle Mabey
Bainbridge News & Republican, August 29, 1946
Mrs. Belle Mabey, 95, died at her home here Sunday morning.  She had lived many years in Sidney [Delaware Co., NY], taking an active part in community affairs.  She was a member of the Monday Club of Sidney and read a paper at the club at the age of 88.  In the spring of this year she was made an honorary member of the Federated Women's Club of New York State by the Monday Club of Sidney. She had been a semi-invalid for the past five years.  Her husband, who died many years ago, was a Civil War Veteran.  She is survived by a son, C.G. Mabey.
Melvin Iverson
Melvin Iverson, of Mt. Upton [Chenango Co., NY], was almost instantly killed when the automobile in which he was a passenger went off the road near Gilbertsville [Otsego Co., NY] and hit a tree at 1:20 a.m. today.  Donald S. Cole, 24, of Rockdale, the driver, suffered lacerations of the face and body.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, August 29, 1946]

The funeral of Melvin Iverson, 51, Mt. Upton, who was killed instantly about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, when a car in which he was a passenger left the road and crashed into a tree, was held today.  The accident occurred about one fourth mile south of Major's Inn on Route 51 in Gilbertsville. According to State Trooper Richard Chapman. Troop C. Barracks, Sidney, the driver of the car, Donald S. Cole, 24, Rockdale, fell asleep at the wheel and the car swerved from the road and crashed into a tree.  Mr. Cole suffered only minor injuries and was treated at the scene by Dr. Paul von Haeseler, Gilbertsville.  He told state police he was driving at a rate of about 40 miles an hour when he dozed off.  His car was completely wrecked.  Dr. Norman Getman, Otsego County coroner, gave a verdict of accidental death.  Mr. Iverson is survived by his wife, Audrey; his mother Clarissa; and a brother Arthur,  all of Mt. Upton.  Funeral services were held today at 2 p.m. in the Episcopal Church, Gilbertsville, the Rev. Frederick Evenson officiating.  Burial was in the Mt. Upton Cemetery.  [Binghamton Press, August 27, 1946]
Deonigi Menaldino
Bainbridge News & Republican, August 29, 1946
Deonigi Menaldine, 42, partner in the Green Gardens, Sidney [Delaware Co., NY], dine and dance spot, and Rock Inn, Mt. Upton nitery, died suddenly in the kitchen of his home Wednesday morning, Aug. 21, of coronary thrombosis.  Mr. Menaldio had attended the Walton fair the previous evening.  He apparently felt ill and had risen to take something to relieve his pain when Mrs. Menaldino heard a thump in the kitchen and found him there.