Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Bainbridge Central, Class of 1955, Part 3

Bainbridge Central High School, Class of 1955
Senior Portraits
"Echo" 1955

Richard Arland Jones

Eleanor Lee Kinney

Alice Marie Mills

George Russell Nelson

Paul Douglas Niles

Carole Elizabeth Parker

Obituaries (November 25)

Chloe Cargill Kishbaugh
Utica Saturday Globe, 1911
Chloe Cargill Kishbaugh
1836 - 1911
The death of Chloe Cargill, widow of Robert Kishbaugh, occurred at the home of her son, Hurley F. Kishbaugh, 92 Lansing street, early Tuesday morning, after a long illness.  Mrs. Kishbaugh was born in Thompson, Pa., 75 years ago and her early life was spent there.  At the age of 19 she was married to Mr. Kishbaugh and they lived in Susquehanna for several years, afterward living in Binghamton and Norwich for some time.  After her husband's death she came to Utica [Oneida Co., NY], where deceased had resided since.  A large circle of friends mourn her demise.  She attended Bethany Church.  Mrs. Kishbaugh is survived by one son, Hurley F. Kishbaugh, of Utica; two brothers, A.J. and James Cargill both of Pennsylvania; a half brother, Ira, of Binghamton; five grandchildren, Robert E. Kishbaugh, of Binghamton, and Lucy, Sadie, Pearl and Albert Kishbaugh of Utica and one great-grandchild.  [Glen Buell Collection, Guernsey Memorial Library, Norwich, NY]

Edwin J. Barr
1859 - 1940
Edwin J. Barr, for many years a resident of this city [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY] and Greene, died late Thursday after an illness of three years at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Merton Sprague of 60 Mitchell Street.  Funeral services will be held from the Sprague home Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  The Rev. L.S.Charters, rector of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, will officiate.  Burial will be in Sylvan Lawn Cemetery at Greene [Chenango Co., NY].  Mr. Barr was born in Gilbertsville [Otsego Co., NY] May 17, 1859.  He was a son of Alonzo and Mary Willard Barr.  For several years in his early life he followed the teaching profession.  Later he took up farming, retiring about 10 years ago.  He was united in marriage in 1881 with Loella Foster of Greene, who died several years ago. Besides the daughter mentioned, one granddaughter survives, Miss Jean Barr of Saratoga Springs.

George D. Barr
George D. Barr passed away at the home on north street, this village, Sunday, May 18, 1930.  He had been in failing health for some weeks, but a fall on the floor of his home, when he sustained a broken hip, hastened his death.  The deceased was the son of Alonzo Barr and Mary Woolard, and was born at East Norwich [Chenango Co., NY].  He was one of four children, only one of whom, a brother, E.J. Barr, of Greene, survives.  On June 2, 1872, he was married to Helen L. Barr, of South Oxford.  Two children were born unto them; a son, Van and a daughter, Millie, each of whom have passed away.  Beside the brother, above mentioned, there survives the aged wife, two granddaughters and two great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held from the late home on Tuesday, May 20, burial in the family plot in Greenwood cemetery.

Samuel Austin Deming
1875 - 1934
Friends of Dr. S.A. Deming, veterinarian, will be sorry to hear that he passed away at Binghamton Wednesday morning.  Dr. Samuel Austin Deming, a son of Adin and Helen Snedeker Deming was born in New Berlin [Chenango Co., NY], September 20, 1875.  While a boy he moved with his parents to North Norwich, where he grew to manhood.  Dr. Deming attended Norwich high school and later spent a year in the Ontario Veterinary College of Canada.  In 1903 he entered the Chicago Veterinary College, a branch of the Illinois University, graduating from that institution in 1905.  After serving one year as intern in the hospital, he moved to Ida Grove, Iowa, where he practiced for 16 years.  He also engaged very successfully in the real estate business.  Dr. Deming returned to Norwich in 1922 and purchased the veterinary practice of Dr. W.L. Sturges, which he continued until his increasing ill health prevented further active practice.  In 1892 he married Alice Waters of North Norwich, who died in 1930.  Of three children born to them, two died in infancy and a son Harold was drowned at the age of 11 years.  An only brother, Nelson Deming died several years ago, so he leaves no near relatives.  Dr. Deming, who was a veterinarian of wide experience and unusual skill, will be missed by many friends and acquaintances who will remember him not only for his ability as a doctor and surgeon but for his honesty and for his loyalty to his friends.  The deceased was a member of Norwich lodge, 302, F.&A.M.  The funeral services will be held from the Breese funeral home at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, Rev. L.S. Charters, rector of Emmanuel Episcopal church, officiating. Burial will be made in Mt. Hope cemetery [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY].  Norwich Lodge, 302 F.&A.M. will act as an escort.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Images of Bainbridge - 1963

Images of Bainbridge, Chenango County, NY, in 1963
Sidney Record & Bainbridge News, May 22, 1963

The Bainbridge Emergency Squad is noted for its fast and efficient service to the community.  Left to right are John Delello and George Mulkins with the Emergency Squad ambulance.

Grand Union Supermarket
29 South Main Street, Bainbridge, NY

Grand Union Supermarket Interior
Shopping is a pleasure at our Friendly Store
Shop at our modern supermarket in Bainbridge for top quality foods at lowest prices.
Main's Minit Mail
22 North Main St., Bainbridge, NY
A growing industry in a growing town
This automatic addressing machine was designed by Kurt Schneider of Bainbridge.  Mr Schneider plans to build this machine in Bainbridge at his building on South Main Street.  The device can apply up to 13,000 addressing labels per hour.  Carol Sue Hendrickson and Haven Main, proprietor of Main's Minit-Mail, were photographed with the machine in the Minit-Mail plant.

 Aerial view of Bainbridge business district in 1963

Obituaries (November 24)

Edward Hill
Utica Saturday Globe, June 1911

Edward Hill
1843 - 1911

Oxford [Chenango Co., NY]:  Edward Hill, age 68, who died recently at the Soldier Home in this village, was a well-known veteran of the civil war.  He formerly resided in Oxford, but for a number of years had made his home in Norwich, later removing to the W.R.C. Home.  Deceased is survived by a wife, a sister, Mrs. Ann King, who resides in this village, and two nephews, J. Fred King, of Oxford, and Will J. King of Port Hope, Canada.  Mr. Hill had many friends and his loss from the ever lessening ranks of the old soldiers is keenly felt.  [Glen Buell Collection, Guernsey Memorial Library, Norwich, NY]
George W. Denslow, Jr.
July 1911
George W. Denslow, Jr.
1850 - 1911
Norwich [Chenango Co., NY]:  In the city of Binghamton [Broome Co., NY] on Saturday last, George W. Denslow, Jr., died, aged 61.  Deceased was born in Norwich the son of George W. and Julia Denslow and had always resided here, conducting for many years a carriage making and painting shop on Mechanic street.  His wife died about four years ago.  he is survived by his father, now 95 years of age; one sister, Mrs. Hamilton Marsh, and one brother, Charles E. Denslow, all residents of Norwich.  Private funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the residence of his sister, Mrs. Marsh, on South Broad street.  Rev. Paul Riley Allen officiated and interment was in Mount Hope [Norwich, NY].  [Glen Buell Collection, Guernsey Memorial Library, Norwich, NY]
Arminda Wescott York
Utica Saturday Globe,  August 1911
Arminda Wescott York
1833 - 1911
Norwich [Chenango Co., NY]:  At her home on Crandall street, Tuesday  morning, occurred the death of Mrs. Arminda Wescott York, aged 78.  She had been ill but a few days and her death was a shock to many friends.  Mrs. York was a daughter of Daniel Keith and Martha Wescott and was born in the town of Norwich near Guilford, on January 15, 1833.  During her early life she was a teacher in the public schools of Jamestown for a number of years. She was a woman of fine intellect, a cheerful and helpful friend and neighbor and of high Christian character.  She had a large acquaintance among the older residents of Norwich and was highly esteemed by her friends.  Mrs. York had considerable musical ability and for many years sang in the choir of the First Baptist church. About 20 years ago she affiliated with the Emmanuel Episcopal Church of this village.  On January 26, 1858, she was united in marriage to Jedediah R. York, by Rev. Lyman Wright.  Mr. York died in Boston in 1908.  Two children of the  union survive, a son, Howard Randall York, organist of the St. Mark's Chruch, of Duranda, Col., and a daughter, Miss Mary Pauline York, who has faithfully cared for her mother during her declining years.  Two other daughters have gone before; Jennie, who died June 27, 1892, and Fannie Esther, who died October 15, 1902.  She also leaves one sister, Mrs. Abigal Wescott York, who has made her home with her during late years.  The late Mason Wescott was a brother.  The funeral will be held form her late home on Crandall street Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. H.W. Foreman officiating. Burial will be made in Mt. Hope Cemetery [Norwich, NY].  [Glen Buell Collection, Guernsey Memorial Library, Norwich, NY]

Monday, November 23, 2015

Marriages (November 23)

Graves - Porter
Utica Saturday Globe, June 1911

Williamsand Gertrude (Porter) Graves

Norwich [Chenango Co., NY]:  At the parsonage of the Broad Street M.E. Church Saturday evening, June 10, occurred the marriage of Miss Gertrude Porter to William Graves.  The pastor, Rev. M.D. Fuller, performed the ceremony.  The bride has made her home for the past few months with her aunt, Mrs. A.C. Nichols, coming here from Feren's Point, Canada. The groom, who is a well-known Norwich resident, has held a position as transfer man at the O.&W. freight house for the past six years.  They will reside at 17 North Front street.
Barnes - Pike
Miss Gertrude Ann Pike, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will J. Pike of North Norwich [Chenango Co., nY] became the bride of Hubert A Barnes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Barnes of Norwich, Thursday night at 8:30 o'clock in the home of the bride's parents.  Rev. Kenneth Kingston, pastor of the Methodist church of Sherburne, performed the ceremony.  Miss Florence Cooley was the bride's only attendant and Richard Barnes served his brother as best man.  the ceremony was performed before a background of evergreens on which in white flowers was the outline of a four leaf clover significant of the outstanding work both have done in the Chenango County 4-H.  The service was performed in candlelight and the candlesticks were rare old antiques, heirlooms of the Barnes family.  Pink hydrangeas were placed at either side of the altar.  The bride who was given in marriage by her father, chose powder blue wood crepe, street length with handmade lace collar and cuffs.  She wore a corsage of gardenias.  Miss Cooley wore rose crepe with a corsage of yellow and bronze snapdragons.  Mrs. Pike, mother of the bride, chose a gown of aqua crepe and her corsage was of yellow roses.  Mrs. Barnes was in blue crepe and her corsage was of red roses.  Following the ceremony a reception was held for 50 relatives and close friends of the family. the bride's table was set with crystal and silver.  A lovely bridal cake centered the table.  A color scheme of green and white was carried throughout the appointments.  For going away Mrs. Barnes chose a two piece suit of powder blue.  Her topcoat was tan tweed and her accessories navy. After their honeymoon trip Mr. Barnes and his bride will reside in Norwich.  Mrs. Barnes is a graduate of the Sherburne central school and has been a prominent 4-H club member in Chenango county. At present she is a valued employee at the Scintilla Corporation plant in Sidney.  Mr. Barnes is a graduate of Norwich high school and is also an outstanding 4-H member, locally and nationally. He is associated with his father on a large dairy farm east of Norwich.
Marriage Notices
Chenango Union, April 1, 1870
LITTLE - KELSIE:  In Sherburne, April 6th, by Rev. S. Miller, Mr. George W. Little to Miss Anna Kelsie, both of Sherburne [Chenango Co., NY].
MERICLE - WILSON:  In Wellsville, N.Y. [Allegany Co., NY], March 28th, by Rev. Mr. Rump, Mr. George C. Mericle, of Omaha City, to Miss Adelaide B. Wilson, of the former place - both formerly of Greene [Chenango Co., NY].

Chenango Union, February 13, 1873

KEOUGE - MILLER:  In Greene, Dec. 24th, by Rev. A.G. Clark, Mr. Mark L. Keough, of Smithville [Chenango Co., NY], to Miss Alice A. Miller, of Greene [Chenango Co., NY].

DWIGHT - BEATTIE:  In Truxton, Jan. 29th, by Rev. G.. Turnbul, Mr. George A. Dwight, of German [Chenango Co., nY], to Miss Eliza E. Beattie, of Truxton [Cortland Co., NY].

MASON - ADAMS:  In DeRuyter, Jan. 28th, by Eld. T. Fisher, Mr. George S. Mason, of Otselic [Chenango Co., NY], to Mrs. Samantha M. Adams, of DeRuyter [Cortland Co., NY].

COLLIER - WATERS:  In Earlville, Jan. 23d, by Rev. J.O. Gifford, Mr. J.H. Collier, of Lebanon [Madison Co., NY], to Miss Jennie L. Waters, of Earlville [Masdison Co., NY].

MARICLE - DIETRICH:  In Marathon, Feb. 4th, by Rev. W. Burnside, Mr. William H. Maricle, of Cincinnatus [Cortland Co., NY], to Miss Libbie Dietrich, of Marathon [Cortland Co., NY].

GLENNY - GREGG:  In Brooklyn Jan. 20th, by Rev. J.C. French, Mr. W.L.C.Glenny to Miss Eva l. Gregg, eldest daughter of William T. Gregg, formerly of this village [Norwich, NY], all of Brooklyn.

HODGE - HORTON:  In Greene, Feb. 5th, by Rev. J.R. Sage, Mr. Hial Hodge, to Miss Ursula Horton, both of Coventry [Chenango Co., NY].

BROWN - MORSE:  In Greene, Feb. 6th, by Rev. J.H. Sage, Mr. Joseph G. Brown, of McDonough [Chenango Co., NY], to Miss Addie E. Morse, of Greene [Chenango Co., NY].

Obituaries (November 22)

Rev. James Chambers
Utica Saturday Globe, June 1911
Rev. James Chambers
1851 - 1911

Norwich [Chenango Co., NY]:  The death of Rev. James Chambers, D.D., at his residence on South Broad street early Saturday morning last followed an illness of less than a fortnight.  For 10 years Rev. Chambers had been a resident of Norwich, coming here upon his retirement from an active ministry of 21 years.  James Chambers was the son of Maj. Robert and Catherine Lucas Nesbitt Chambers and was born March 1, 1851, in Holbrook, Ontario, Canada.  When he was prepared for college he entered --eeton University and was graduated Bachelor of Arts in 1872.  In the same year he entered the theological department and was graduated in 1875, receiving at the same time the degree of Master of Arts from his Alma Mater.  Upon the completion of his theological course he was invited to supply the pulpit of the Congregational Church at Sherburne [Chenango Co., NY].  The church was without a pastor and so favorably were the members impressed that a call was extended to Mr. Chambers to become their minister.  The call was accepted and was the beginning of a pastorate lasting until 1882 when Mr. Chambers accepted a call to the Calvary Presbyterian Chruch of New York, where he remained until 1899, impaired health making it necessary for him to lay down the heavy burdens of the city church.  Rev. Chambers was a man of broad stature, strong convictions and unwavering faith.  He did not shun public conditions or shirk public responsibility.  A sermon delivered from his pulpit aroused the city and stated the campaign against political corruption; and again and again during his long pastorate in New York city he lifted up his voice for social purity and civic consciousness.  He has left many documents which should find their way into print, besides the numerous critical reviews and reform articles which he had time to contribute to various periodicals during his busy pastorate.  Pastors came to him, public duties were thrust upon him.  Three times he was made moderator of the Presbytery of New York, five times a member of the General Assembly.  He was a life member of the American Board, the Missionary Society, the American Tract Society, the American Bible Society.  In 1890 he received the honor5ary degree of doctor of divinity.  After his resignation from Calvary Church and a much needed rest Dr. Chambers came to Norwich in 1901 and became correspondent of the National -?- of Norwich, which position he held at the time of his death.  He was a faithful attendant of the services of the Congregational Church and often occupied the pulpit in the absence of the regular minister.  In so far as health and strength permitted he was always ready for every service and true to every religious duty.  In 1877, Mr Chambers, then pastor of the Congregational Chruch at Sherburne, was married to Miss Jessie Irene Buell, of Sherburne, who survives her husband. Three children were born to them, two of whom, Robert Newton Chambers, of New York, and Mrs. Katharine Chambers Hook, of Marinette, Wis., are living.  Jessie Irene, the youngest child, died in 1894.  Funeral services were held from his late residence on Monday afternoon, Rev. Paul Riley Allen officiating. The remains were taken to Sherburne for interment. [Glen Buell Collection, Guernsey Memorial Library, Norwich, NY]
Edgar Pearle Banton
1860 - 1937
Edgar Pearle Banton died at his home in Norwich [Chenango Co., NY] Thursday evening.  He was born in Hamilton, N.Y. [Madison Co.], Feb. 22, 1860.  He was married to Lillian Ophelia Frisbee of Delhi, N.Y., April 16, 1889.  They lived in Binghamton until about eight years ago when they moved to their present home.  Mr Banton had been in poor health for six years.  He is survived by his wife and sister, Mrs. W.C. Coe of Norwich, also four nephews, Carl, Lester and Roy of Norwich; Charles of Flushing, L.I., and a niece, Mrs. Marion Tunney, who is living in Cortland.  Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the late home on the Chenango Lake road.  The body will be put in the vault at Sidney, awaiting burial at Walton [Delaware Co., NY] in the spring.
Henry Barnes
1877 - 1937
Norwich [Chenango Co., NY]:  Funeral services for Henry Barnes, brother of former District Attorney Frank W. Barnes will be held from the Breese Funeral Home here, Monday afternoon, at 2 o'clock.  Burial will be made in Mt. Hope Cemetery [Norwich, NY].  Mr. Barnes died last night after a short illness.  He was confined at the Chenango Memorial Hospital.  Had he lived until Saturday he would have been 60 years old.  Born in this city, he had operated a farm for the last 37 years on the Mt. Upton Road.  He was successful in agriculture and was widely known.  One sister survives, Miss Helen Barnes, who resided with her brother; also the following brothers, Warren, Albert and Paris of this city, and Asa of Preston.
Bertha Frances Barney
Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha Frances Barney, wife of Frank Barney, who died at her home in the town of New Berlin [Chenango Co., NY] Saturday morning, aged 51 years, will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in the Presbyterian church at New Berlin, Rev. Mr. Reed officiating.  interment will be made in New Berlin.  Besides her husband, there survives one son.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Blog Listings November 16 - 22, 2015

Listing of blog postings for the week of November 16 - 22, 2015.

 Posted November 20, 2015
Mary Snyder - Chaney S. Bailey (1944)
Marriage Notices
     David Shattuck - Rachel A. Comstock (1866)
     Theodore S. Thayer - Savalla A. Shaw (1866)
     John Stone - Abia H. Chamberlain (1866)
     J. Deloss Frink - C. Adella Sargent (1866)
     Edward C. Richrds - Bessie E. Mills (1866)
     Oliver Ferris - Cynthia L. mills (1866)
     Henry D. Smith - Besta A. Savage (1866)
     Almon Trask - Hannah E. Bradley (1866)
     Ransom Hovey - Emogene Burch (1866)
     L.N. Colburn - Clotilda Matteson (1866)
     Lucius Thompson - Mary Frink (1866)
     Lordell Post - Ormintha Merritt (1866)
     Jay Sage - Lucinda A. Trask (1866)
     Dr. H.L. Bryen - Mrs. Lucinda E. Millican (1866)
     Lansing D. Bassett - Luthera Cummings (1888)
     Arnold B. Dyer - Libbie A. June (1888)
     Elijah A. Cowan - Mary L. Smith (1888)
     William B. Excell - Carrie P. Card (1888)

Posted November 21, 2015
Harlow H. Austin - Neva May Matterson (1942)
Marriage Notices - 1877
     Frank O. Geer - Addie S. Terrill
     Charles D. Geer - Hattie Parce
     Frank W. Place - Clara Curtiss
     David Prince - Mianda A. Dunn
     G.W. Parker - Jennie Stockwell
     P. Bennett - Mary J. Corbin
     Joseph I. Dworant - Ruth A. Tarbell
     Van Buren Mudge - Emma H. Cook
     Rev. A.B. Jones - Mrs. Perry
     William Edgar Fairbanks - Caroline Punckle
     Homer J. Anderson - Louella D. Stebbins
     Ira W. Lum - Mary J. Gage
     Orin M. Wightman - Almira A. Gage

Posted November 22, 2015
Bernice Wilcox - Leroy Salisbury (1941)
Marriage Notices
     Henry Wood - Bertha Wightman (1892)
     Charles Adelbert Lamphere - Florence Kenyon (1892)
     J. Wendell Barrett - Alida B. Lewis (1892)
Posted November 16, 2015
Mary Keane Quinn (Norwich, 1911)
Death Notices - 1859
     Seneca V. Bryant (Greene)
     Katharine Abbie Webster (Fort Plain)
     Mary Riddell Abercrombie (Erie PA)
     Clarissa E. Westover (Preston)
     Susan Leonard (Guilford)
     Julia M. Gere (Oxford, Table Rock NB)
     Diana Birdlebough Barber (Centre Point)
     Sarah M. Russell (Oxford, South Hampton)
     Henry Pike (Plymouth)

Posted November 17, 2015
Austin R. Lewis (Norwich, North Pharsalia, 1911)  Civil War Veteran
Hattie Marsh Babcock (South New Berlin, 1928)
Linn Horatio Babcock (Norwich, 1937)
Dr. Warren Babcock (Syracuse, 1927)

Posted November 18, 2015
Rev. William H. Scudder (Norwich, Petaluma, CA, Richmondville, NY, 1911)
Clarice and Mary Scudder, (Norwich, 1895) Tragic fire at Congregational Parsonage

Posted November 19, 2015
Uriah Rorapaugh (Smithville Flats, Norwich, 1911)
Martha Wood Baerthel (Minoa, 1942)
Elizer Bailey (New Berlin)
Fannie Gage Bailey (South new Berlin, 1939)

Posted November 20, 2015
Raymond B. Snow (Norwich, 1911)
Death Notices
     Ellen Pearsall (Guilford, 1866)
     Henry C Coply (Bainbridge, 1866)  Civil War soldier
     William W. Fargo (Pharsalia, 1866)  Civil War soldier
     Ellen A. Robinson (Oxford, 1866)
     Mrs. M.A. Tyler (Binghamton, Oxford, 1888)
     Alta Cogshall (Norwich, 1888)
\    Mr. S.N. Copley (Bainbridge, 1888)
     Catherine C. Davis (Smithville, 1888)
     Jessie B. Gates (Norwich, 1888)
     Martha M. Hutchinson (Guilford, 1888)
     Jason A. King (Preston, 1888)
     Mrs. C.C. Rogers (Coventryville, 1888)
     Michael Scannell (Norwich, 1888)
     Anna Willcox (Smithville, 1888)

Posted November 21, 2015
James D. Costello (Norwich, 1911)
Charles L. Banks (New Berlin, 1938)
Jessie Steere Banks (New Berlin, 1939)
Polly Lottridge Banks (New Berlin, 1927)

Posted November 22, 2015
Adam H. Stahl (Norwich, 1911)
Death Notices
     Dr. Hiram Hurlbut (Norwich, 1877)
     Asa S. Scott (Norwich, 1877)
     Henry C. Geer (Norwich, 1877)
     Lula Hall (Norwich, 1877)
     Asaph Phillips (Guilford, 1877)
     Elmer Rhodes (North Pharsalia, 1877)
     Jonas Herrick (East Pharsalia, 1877)
     Jane Grant (Greene, 1877)
     Clara Stevens (Afton, 1877)
     Velma King (McClure Settlement, 1877)
     Mrs. James Jacox (Johnson's Creek, New Berlin, 1877)
     Marcelia M. Belden (Norwich, 1892)
     Clarence A. Spicer (Norwich, 1892)
     Roy Sweet (Smyrna, 1892)
     Joseph Berger (Sherburne, 1892)
     James H. Cross (Greene, 1892)
     Henry Root (Pitcher, 1892)
     Kate White (Guilford, Norwich, 1892)
     George Simons (Woodhull, South Oxford, 1892)
     George Bavin (Winona MN, Norwich, 1892)
     Eliza Donnell (Unadilla,  Norwich, 1892)
     John H. Gardner (Rochester, Sherburne, 1892)
     George R. Corbin (Churn Creek, CA, Bainbridge, 1892)
Posted November 16, 2016
 News Items from Bainbridge Republican - 1917

Posted November 18, 2016
John L. Slocum, Norwich Liveryman Retires, 1911
Bainbridge Central High School, Class of 1955, Part 2

Posted November 19, 2016
Concert in Calvary Baptist Church, 1911

Marriages (November 22)

Salisbury - Wilcox
Miss Bernice Wilcox, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Horace Wilcox of Oxford [Chenango Co., NY] became the bride of Leroy Salisbury, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond I. Salisbury of Norwich [Chenango Co., ,NY] in a home wedding which took place Saturday afternoon at 2:30 at the bride's home on East Hill.  The Rev. F.L. Anderson of the Oxford Baptist church performed the ceremony in the presence of the immediate families using the Episcopal ring service.  The bride wore a traveling gown of Maroon crepe with a corsage of gardenias. Refreshments were served after the ceremony. The bride is a graduate of Oxford Academy and the groom is in partnership with his father in operating the Salisbury farm on the Norwich-South New Berlin Road.  They will reside on the Salisbury farm.
Marriage Notices
Chenango Union, April 28, 2891
WOOD - WIGHTMAN:  In Norwich, a the residence of the officiating clergyman, April 19, 1892, by Rev. L.C. Hayes, Mr. Henry Wood and Miss Bertha Wightman, all of Norwich [Chenango Co., NY]
LAMPHERE - KENYON:  In Hamilton, April 17, 1892, by Rev. C.S. Savage, Mr. Charles Adelbert Lamphere, of Earlville [Madison Co., NY], and Miss Florence Kenyon, of Poolville [Madison Co., NY].

BARRETT - LEWIS:  At the Congregational Church in Sacramento, Cal. Tuesday evening, April 18, 1892, by Rev. J.B Silcox, Mr. J. Wendell Barrett and Miss Alida B. Lewis, daughter of Mrs. Kate B. Lewis, formerly of Norwich, all of Scramento.

Obituaries (November 22)

Adam H. Stahl
Utica Saturday Globe, June 1911
Adam H. Stahl
1841 - 1911

Norwich [Chenango Co., NY]:  After a three years' illness Adam H. Stahl, an old soldier, died at his home on Jones avenue Tuesday morning, aged 70.  Six years ago Mr. Stahl came to Norwich from Delaware county and for much of the time since had been employed at the local station of the Lackawanna Railroad Company.  Deceased was born in Warnasing, N.Y.  He served three years in the civil war, enlisting August 13, 1862, in Company H, One hundred and Forty-fourth Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry.  He is survived by his wife, one son, James Stahl, of Kelly's Corners, Delaware county, and by one daughter, Mrs. John Rieker, of Norwich.  Funeral services were held Friday morning, Rev. M.D. Fuller officiating.  The remains were taken to Delaware county for burial. [Glen Buell Collection, Guernsey Memorial Library, Norwich, NY]

Death Notices

Chenango Union, November 22, 1877

HURLBUT:  In this village [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY], Nov. 16th, Dr. Hiram Hurlbut, aged 82 years.

SCOTT:  In this village [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY], Nov. 17th, Mr. Asa S. Scott, aged 73 years.

GEER:  In this village [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY], Nov. 19th, Henry C., son of Nelson P. Geer, aged 16 years, 11 months and 24 days.

HALL:  In this village [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY], Oct. 28th, Lula, youngest daughter of Charles C. and Amelia Hall, aged 2 years and 14 days.

PHILLIPS:  In Guilford [Chenango Co., NY] Nov. 20th, Mr. Asaph Phillips, aged 82 years, father of Mrs. Sylvanus Shumway, of this village.

RHODES:  In North Pharsalia [Chenango Co., NY], Oct. 30th, Elmer, adopted son of N.H.and L.A. Rhodes, aged 8 years, 5 months and 17 days.

HERRICK:  In East Pharsalia [Chenango Co., NY], Nov. 11th, Melinda, relict of the late Dea. Jonas Herrick, in the 80th year of her age.

GRANT:  In Greene [Chenango Co., NY], suddenly, of heart disease, Nov. 7th, Mrs. Jane Grant, widow of the late Theron Grant, aged 56 years.

STEVENS:  In Afton [Chenango Co., NY], Nov. 11th, Mrs. Clara Stevens, aged 84 years.

KING:  In McClure Settlement [Sanford, Broome Co., NY], Nov. 9th, Mrs. Velma King, aged 54 years.

JACOX:  At the residence of her son, at Johnson's Creek, Niagara Co., N.Y., Nov. 15th, Mrs. James Jacox, aged 53 years, formerly of New Berlin, N.Y.

Chenango Union, April 28, 1892

BELDEN:  In this village [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY], April 23, 1892, Mrs.  Marcella M. Belden, aged 65 years.

SPICER:  In this village [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY], April 25, 1892, Clarence A., son of Herbert A. and Emma P. Spicer, aged 4 years.

SWEET:  In Smyrna [Chenango Co., NY], April 13, 1892, Roy, infant son of Fred A. Sweet, aged 6 months.

BERGER:  In Sherburne [Chenango Co., NY], April 17, 1892, Mr. Joseph Berger, aged 64 years.

GROSS:  In Greene [Chenango Co., NY], April 19, 1892, Mr. James H. Gross, aged 65 years.

ROOT:  In Pitcher [Chenango Co., NY], April 12, 1892, Mr. Henry Root, aged 32 years.

WHITE:  In Guilford [Chenango Co., NY], April 24, 1892, Miss Kate White, formerly of Norwich.

SIMONS:  In Woodhull, N.Y. [Steuben Co., NY], April 23, 1892, Mr. George Simons, an old resident of South Oxford.

BAVIN:  In Winona, Minn. April 21, 1892, Mr. George Bavin, formerly of Norwich.

DONNELL:  In Unadilla [Otsego Co., NY], April 23, 1892, Miss Eliza Donnell, aged 85 years, formerly of Norwich.

GARDNER:  In Rochester [Monroe Co., NY], April 16, 1892, Mr. John H. Gardner, aged 81 years, formerly of Sherburne.

CORBIN:  At Churn Creek, Cal., April 10, 1892, Mr. George R. Corbin, aged 62 years, formerly of Bainbridge.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Marriages (November 21)

Austin - Matterson
South New Berlin [Chenango Co., NY]:  Neva May Matterson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. Leslie Matterson and P.F.C. Harlow H. Austin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Millard Austin, both of South New Berlin, were united in marriage Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock in the First Baptist church here.  The bride wore a gown of white slipper satin, princess style, with a shirred bodice and a sweetheart neckline.  Chantilly lace adorned the full skirt.  Her fingertip veil was sheered in a tiara of seed pearls in the center of which was the rhinestone studded insignia of the section of which the groom is a member.  She carried a shower bouquet of white carnations and sweetpeas.  She wore an unusual necklace of a gold chain, the pendant of which was a solitary pearl. This was the groom's gift to the bride.  Miss Matterson was given in marriage by her father.  The bride was attended by Mrs. Earl Brainard of Utica who was attired in a formal gown of brocaded ice-blue satin with a shoulder length veil attached to a tiara of matching velvet flowers. She carried a colonial bouquet.  The bride's mother wore a brocaded beige and brown gown with dark brown accessories.  The mother of the groom chose navy blue for her son's wedding.  Both mothers wore corsages of Talisman roses.  The groom was attended by John McGuire of South New Berlin, as best man, Earl Brainard, Utica, and Alfred Brooks of South New Berlin acted as ushers.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. Clinton H. Skinner with double ring ceremony used.  Previous to the ceremony two organ and piano duets were played by Mrs. Fred Coss and Miss Margery Skinner.  Miss Skinner of Hartwick college rendered a piano solo "To the Evening Star."  Just preceding the ceremony Miss Hazel Coss, accompanied by Miss Skinner, sang "O Promise Me."  The church auditorium was beautifully decorated with an evergreen background, and three candelabra containing white tappers.  White chrysanthemums and white carnations in huge floral baskets formed a beautiful background with the evergreens.  Each of the windows was decorated with evergreens and white satin bows in which were placed white tapers.  A reception for relatives of the families followed the wedding at the home of the bride. The bride and groom received before a bank of flowers. The bridal table was centered with the bride's tiered cake adorned by a miniature bride and groom.  White carnations, sweetpeas and white tapers made attractive decorations for the table.  The individual tables were attractively decorated following the general theme of the bride's table.  The cateress of the reception was Mrs. Hubert Wail of New Berlin.  She was assisted in the serving by friends of the bride, Charlotte Lingee, Hazel Coss, Margery Skinner of South New Berlin, Mary Clark of Norwich and Mrs. Charles Paul of Syracuse. The wedding was witnessed by a large number of friends and relatives many of whom came from a great distance.  Mr. and Mrs. Austin are both graduates of South New Berlin central school.  Mr. Austin is now stationed at Fort Devens, Mass., The bride is employed at Chapman and Turner store in Norwich. The bride and groom will be guests of Master Sergeant and Mrs. Hansford Chambers at Fort Devens for a part of their honeymoon.  The bride was entertained at a variety shower given by the Unadilla Valley Grange, South New Berlin. A personal shower was tendered the bride by Miss Mary Clark in the home of Mrs. Russell Walker of Norwich.  For her going away costume the bride chose brown with matching accessories.  She wore a corsage of Talisman roses.
Marriage Notices
Chenango Union, November 22, 1877
GEER - TERRILL:  At the home of the bride's father, R.W. Terrill, Esq., in Pitcher, on Tuesday morning, Nov. 20th, by Rev. George Turnbut, Mr. Frank O. Geer, to Miss Addie S. Terrill, all of Pitcher [Chenango Co., NY].
GEER - PARCE:  At the residence of the bride's parents, in Pitcher, on Tuesday morning, Nov. 20th, by Rev. W.H. Williams, Mr. Charles D. Geer, to Miss Hattie Parce, all of Pitcher [Chenango Co., NY].
PLACE - CURTISS:  At the residence of the bride's parents, in Sherburne, Nov. 14th, by Rev. G.A. Place, of Chenango Forks, Mr. Frank W. Place, to Miss Clara Curtiss, both of Sherburne [Chenango Co., NY].
PRINCE - DUNN:  In Greene, Nov. 14th, by Rev. J.H. Sage, Mr. David Prince, of Barker, Broome Co., to Mrs. Mianda A. Dunn, of Greene [Chenango Co., NY].
PARKER - STOCKWELL:  In Bainbridge, Nov. 9th, by Rev. N.S. Reynolds, Mr. G.W. Parker, to Miss Jennie Stockwell, all of Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY].
BENNETT - CORBIN:  In Bainbridge, Nov. 11th, by Rev.  N.S. Reynolds, Mr. P. Bennett, to Mrs. Mary J. Corbin, all of Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY].
DWORANT - TARBELL:  At the residence of H.D Smith, Nov. 15th, Mr. Joseph I. Dworant, of Madison [Madison Co., NY], to Miss Ruth A. Tarbell, of Guilford [Chenango Co., NY].

MUDGE - COOK:  In Beaver Meadow, Nov. 17th, by Rev. H.C. Willie, Mr. Van Buren Mudge, of Taylor, Cortland Co., to Miss Emma H. Cook, of Lincklaen [Chenango Co., NY].

JONES - PERRY:  At the residence of the bridegroom, Nov. 10th, Rev. A.B. Jones, of East Pharsalia [Chenango Co., NY], to Mrs. Perry

FAIRBANKS - PUNCKLE:  In Pharsalia, Nov. 15th, by Rev. J. Clements, Mr. William Edgar Fairbanks to Miss Caroline F. Punckle, all of Pharsalia [Chenango Co., NY].

ANDERSON - STEBBINS:  In Mt. Upton, by Rev. L.B. Yale, Mr. Homer J. Anderson, of Guilford [Chenango Co., NY], to Miss Louella D. Stebbins, of Unadilla [Otsego Co., NY].

LUM - GAGE:  In South New Berlin, Nov. 4th, by Rev. Walter Scott, Mr. Ira W. Lum, of Columbus [Chenango Co., NY] to Miss Mary J. Gage of Morris [Otsego Co., NY].

WIGHTMAN - GAGE:  In South New Berlin, Nov. 4th, by Rev. Walter Scott, Mr. Orin M. Wightman, of New Berlin [Chenango Co., NY] to Miss Almira A. Gage of Morris [Otsego Co., NY].

Obituaries (November 21)

James D. Costello
Utica Saturday Globe, June 1911
James D. Costello
d. 1911 AE 52 years

Norwich [Chenango Co., NY]:  James D. Costello died Thursday morning of last week, at the home of Mrs. Ann Tryon on Hayes street, aged 52.  Since the death of his wife 13 years ago, Mr. Costello had boarded with Mrs. Tryon.  For 17 years he had been employed in the Maydole Hammer factory until recently he relinquished his position on account of his health, which had been failing for a number of years.  Mr. Costello was born in County Clair, Ireland.  He was a member of the Binghamton Tribe of Red Men and of the Holy Name Society of St. Paul's Church.  He is survived by one son, John H. Costello, of Utica; three daughters, Mary, of the Cortland Normal School; Margaret and Nellie, of Utica, and by a niece, Miss Margaret Curnalia, of Norwich, besides whom he leaves many friends who mourn his demise.  [Glen Buell Collection, Guernsey Memorial Library, Norwich, NY]
Charles L. Banks
1865 - 1938
Charles L. Banks, former supervisor and widely known Chenango county citizen, died at his home in New Berlin [Chenango Co., NY] at 9:25 Thursday night, aged 73 years.  Death was attributed to a cerebral hemorrhage, although Mr. Banks had been seriously ill for four months.  Mr. Banks had been proprietor of the Eagle hotel at New Berlin for a period of 45 years, and his genial personality, honest and straightforward business dealings brought him friends by the legion, all of whom will sincerely mourn his passing.  The deceased was born in Edmeston [Otsego Co. NY] Jan. 22, 1865, but had been a resident of New Berlin the greater part of his life.  He served his town on the board of supervisors for a total of about 20 years.  For two terms he was Chenango county's assemblyman at Albany.  He was also mayor of New Berlin for two or three terms, and served in other civic capacities as he was often called upon to do.  During his lifetime Mr. Banks was active in the Republican politics of this county and for many years was a member of the county committee.  Mr. Banks was a director of the National Bank of New Berlin and also the Preferred Mutual Fire insurance Company of New Berlin.  The deceased was regarded as one of New Berlin's leading citizens, and his efforts for the benefit of the town and his aim to give the best service that was in him were among his sterling qualities.  Mr. Banks always was active in the business and civic life of his town and was popular.  His death will be sad news to his numerous friends in the town in which he resided so long and to those throughout the county who knew him.  The deceased was a member of many organizations and clubs.  He was a member of St Andrew's church at New Berlin, Phoebus lodge, F.&A.M. at New Berlin, Hillington chapter, R.A.M., at Morris; Norwich Commandery, K.T. 46; Binghamton Consistory and Ziyara Shrine of Utica; Norwich lodge of Elks, the Eastern Star of New Berlin, New Berlin Exchange Club; State Hotelmen's Association and the Tri-County Automobile Association. Mr. Banks was united in marriage in 1888 with Jessie Steere who survives with a son, Dr. Ray S. Banks, of Poughkeepsie and a daughter, Mrs. Arthur T. Kirby of Sidney also three grandchildren, Mary Kirby and Jane and Inez Banks.  He also leaves a brother, Lee Banks of Columbus, Montana; a sister, Mrs. L.C. VanWagner of New Berlin and a nephew, Harry Guy Hayward of Los Angeles.  Funeral services are to be held in St. Andrew's church Sunday afternoon at 2:30, Rev. Samuel R. Burhams, rector of St. Thomas church, Hamilton, officiating in the absence of Rev. Nelson F. Parke, rector of St. Andrews, who is on a vacation.  Interment will be in St Andrews cemetery and it is expected the Masonic lodge will conduct the committal services.
Jessie Steere Banks
1870 - 1939
New Berlin [Chenango Co., NY]:  Mrs. Jessie S. Banks, widow of Chas. L. Banks, died at her rooms in the Eagle hotel Thursday noon, after a week's illness.  She was about 70 years of age.  The deceased is survived by a son, Dr. Ray Banks and a daughter, Mrs. Marjorie Kirby of Sidney.  Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock, standard time, Sunday.
Funeral services for Mrs. Jessie Steere Banks, who died Thursday of coronary thrombosis at her home in New Berlin, after a week's illness, will be held in St Andrews church at New Berlin at 2:30 Sunday afternoon, eastern standard time.  Rev. Nelson F. Parke is to officiate and burial will be made in St. Andrews cemetery.  Mrs. Banks was the widow of the late Chas. L. Banks, Eagle hotel proprietor at New Berlin for many years and who passed away last August.  She was born April 14, 1870, at South New Berlin the daughter of Ansel Steere and Elizabeth Hall Steere.  She lived in South New Berlin for several years and in 1888 married Mr. Banks.  The deceased was a member of St. Andrews church, the D.A.R. and the 20th Century Club.  She is survived by a son, Dr. Ray S. Banks of Poughkeepsie and a daughter, Mrs. Marjorie Kirby of Sidney, also three grandchildren, Miss Mary D. Kirby, Miss Jane V. Banks and Miss Inez W. Banks, also a sister, Mrs. Theodore White of South New Berlin and several nephews and nieces. 
Polly Lottridge Banks
1836 - 1927
New Berlin [Chenango Co., NY]:  Funeral services for Mrs. Polly Lottridge Banks mother of former Assemblyman, Charles L. Banks, were held Monday afternoon at St. Andrew's Episcopal church here, of which she was a member.  Dr. H. H. Gifford officiated with burial in St. Andrew's cemetery.  Her death occurred Friday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. L.C. VanWagner on Academy street.  Mrs. Banks was born in Columbus [Chenango Co., NY] December 25, 1836, the daughter of Phoebe Simmons and Bennett L. Lottridge.  Her early childhood was spent in Columbus, where she attended school, later teaching in what was then known as the South Hill school, town of Columbus.  In September, 1863, she married Levi Banks and they moved to a farm in the town of Edmeston, where they resided until they moved to New Berlin in 1866, purchasing the George Sage residence in South Main street.  Four children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Banks, Charles Banks, proprietor of the Eagle hotel, New Berlin; Nellie Banks Hayward, who died in 1894; Leo Banks, of Columbus, Mont., and Mrs. Bell Banks Van Wagner, New Berlin.  Mr. Banks passed away in July, 1898, and until Mrs. Banks went to live with her daughter, about 10 years ago, she had kept her own home.  She had been in unusually good health until about two years ago, when she began to fail, but until two weeks ago her condition was not considered serious.  Mrs. Banks leaves two brothers, Simmons Lottridge of Columbus and James B. Lottridge, New Berlin; three children, Charles Banks, and Mrs. Van Wagner, New Berlin; Leo Banks, Columbus, Mont.; three grandchildren, Guy Hayward, Los Angeles, Cal., Dr. Ray Banks Rhinebeck, and Mrs. Marjorie Banks Kirby, Sidney, and five great-grandchildren, Mary Jane and Polly Banks Hayward, Los Angeles; Mary Banks Kirby, Sidney, Jane and Inez Banks, Rhinebeck.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Marriages (November 20)

Bailey - Snyder
Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Shelton of Court street announce the marriage of Miss Mary Snyder of this city to PFC Chaney S. Bailey, son of Delbert Bailey of Barnesville, Ohio.  The nuptial service took place January 21, at 8:30 p.m. in the Central Presbyterian church at Paris, Texas, with Rev. Walter G. Horn, pastor, officiating at the double ring ceremony.  Sergeant and Mrs. Christian Everding of Dayton, Ohio, were the attending couple.  The bride wore a gray wool suit with Burgundy colored velvet hat and matching accessories.  Her corsage was of white gardenias and deep red roses.  Her matron of honor wore an aqua colored suit with navy blue accessories.  Her corsage was of deep pink carnations.  The bride was graduated by Norwich high school in 1938 and is employed by the I.L. Richer Company at Sherburne.  The groom is a graduate of the Barnesville high school and attended Ohio State university.  He is stationed at Camp Maxey, Texas, at present.  Private and Mrs. Bailey will reside for the present at 182 East Polk street, Paris, Texas.  Later Mrs. Bailey will resume her work with the Richer company.
Marriage Notices
Chenango Union, September 26, 1866
At the residence of the bride's mother, in this village [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY]on Wednesday morning, Sept. 19th, by Rev. S. Scoville, Mr. David Shattuck to Miss Rachel A. Comstock, all of Norwich.
At the Chenango House, in this village, Sept.. 24th, by Rev. R.A. Paterson, Mr. Theodore S. Thayer, to Miss Savalla A. Shaw, both of Butternuts [Otsego Co., NY].
In South New Berlin [Chenango Co., NY], on Thursday morning, Sept. 13th, by Rev. J.H. Chamberlain, Mr. John Stone, of Columbus, Ohio, to Miss Abia H. [Chamberlain] youngest daughter of the officiating clergyman.
In Sherburne, Sept. 18th, by Rev. M.G. Wadsworth, Mr. J. Deloss Frink, of Pharsalia [Chenango Co., NY], to Miss C. Adella Sargent, of Norwich [Chenango Co., NY].
In Guilford, Sept. 24th, by Rev. J.L. Jones, Mr. Edward C. Richards, of Unadilla [Otsego Co., NY], to Miss Bessie E. Mills, of Guilford [Chenango Co., NY]
In Smyrna, Sept. 25th, by Rev. Mr. Keeler, Mr. Oliver Ferris, to Miss Cynthia L. MIlls, both of Guilford [Chenango Co., NY].
In Guilford, Sept. 13th, by Rev. J.L. Jones, Mr. Henry D. Smith, to Miss Vesta A. Savage, all of Guilford [Chenango Co., NY].
In Guilford, Sept. 13th, by Rev. W. Burnside, Mr. Almon Trask, of New Berlin [Chenango Co. NY], to Miss Hannah E. Bradley, of Guilford [Chenango Co., NY].
In Guilford, Sept. 6th, by Rev. W. Burnside, Mr. Ransom Hovey, to Miss Emogene Burch, both of Guilford [Chenango Co., NY].
In Guilford, Sept. 10th, by Rev. N. Ripley, Mr. L. N. Colburn, to Miss Clotilda Matteson, both of Guilford [Chenango Co., NY].
In Sherburne, Sept. 12th, by Rev. E. Curtis, Mr. Lucius Thompson, of Preston [Chenango Co., NY] to Miss Mary Frink, of Pharsalia [Chenango Co., NY].
In Afton, Sept. 12th, by Rev. B.H. Brown, Mr. Lordell Post, of Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY], to Miss Ormintha Merritt, of Masonville [Delaware Co., NY]
In South New Berlin, Sept. 12th, by Rev. S. Moore, Mr. Jay Sage, to Miss Lucinda A. Trask, all of New Berlin [Chenango Co., NY].
In Carnesville, Ga., Aug. 29th, by John M. Freeman, Esq., Dr. H.L. Bryen, of Covington, Ga., to Mrs. Lucinda E. Milligan, formerly of Coventry [Chenango Co., NY].
The Oxford Times, June 12, 1888
HASSETT - CUMMINGS:  In Oxford, June 7, 1888, by the Rev. A.W. Cooper, Lansing D. Bassett of Preston [Chenango Co., NY] and Luthera Cummings of Smithville [Chenango Co., NY]
DYER - JUNE:  At Amsterdam, N.Y., May 27, 1888, by Rev. C.B. Perkins, Arnold B. Dyer to Libbie A., daughter of the late Augustus June of Oxford [Chenango Co., NY].
COWAN - SMITH:  In German, May 29, by George Thomas, Esq., Elijah A. Cowan of Greene [Chenango Co., NY], to Mary L. Smith of German [Chenango Co., NY].
EXCELL - CARD:  In Norwich, June 5, by Rev. L.C. Hayes, William R. Excell of Lima [Livingston Co., NY], and Carrie P. Card of Norwich [Chenango Co., NY].

Obituaries (November 20)

Raymond B. Snow
Utica Saturday Globe,  June 1911
Raymond B. Snow
1886 - 1911

Norwich [Chenango Co., NY]:  Private Raymond B. Snow, of Company C, Fifteenth Cavalry, United States Army, died from congestion of the brain in post hospital, Fort Myer, Va., on Saturday of last week.  Deceased was the son of LaMott and Ella A. Snow and was born in the town of Norwich August 15, 1886.  September 30, 1907, he enlisted as a member of Troop G, First United States Cavalry, and was sent to the Philippines for two years' service with his troop.  Upon his return to the United States he was stationed at Walla Walla during the remainder of his first three years' enlistment.  Following his discharge he spent several months in travel before re-enlisting in Company C of the Fifteenth United States Cavalry.  Shortly thereafter he was thrown from his horse and suffered a broken knee and other injuries, which kept him in the hospital for some time.  The remains were brought to Norwich for burial, services being held Wednesday afternoon from the home of his sister, Mrs. Will L. Root, on Morse avenue.  Besides the sister mentioned there are two others surviving, Mrs. George Kennedy, of Oneida, and Mrs. C.D. Williams, of Norwich, and one brother, G.W. Snow, of Oneida.  The floral offerings at the funeral included eight pieces from the captain and comrades of his troop.  The bearers were five cousins and a nephew of the deceased, Ethan Elliott, Ary Elliott, Daniel Elliott, Howard Curnalia, Warren Snow and Leslie Root.  Rev. Ira W. Bingham officiated and the interment was made in Mount Hope Cemetery [Norwich, NY].  [Glen Buell Collection, Guernsey Memorial Library, Norwich, NY]
Death Notices
Chenango Union, September 26, 1866
In Guilford [Chenango Co., NY], Aug. 29th, Mrs. Ellen Pearsall, aged 31 years and 9 months.
In Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY] Sept. 3d, Mr. Henry C. Coply, son of Erastus Coply, Esq., aged 22 years.  He was a soldier in Co. A, 114th Reg., during the last year of the war.
In Rapides Parish, La., July 25th, Mr. William W. Fargo, formerly of Pharsalia [Chenango Co., NY], aged about 42 years.  He was a member of Co. I, 114th N.Y.S.V.
In Oxford [Chenango Co., NY] Sept. 15th, Ellen A., daughter of Wm. and Prudence Robinson, aged 4 months.
The Oxford Times, June 12, 1888
TYLER:  In Binghamton [Broome Co., NY], June 8, Mrs. M. A. Tyler, aged 59 years, formerly of Oxford [Chenango Co., NY]
GOGSHALL:  In Norwich [Chenango Co., NY] June 3, Alta Cogshall, aged 9 years.
COPLEY:  In Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY], May 28, Mr. S. N. Copley, aged 77 years.
DAVIS:  In Smithville [Chenango Co., NY], June 4, Catherine C., wife of George W. Davis, aged 47 years.
GATES:  In Norwich [Chenango Co., NY], June 7, Jessie B., daughter of Henry A. and Julia W Gates, aged 15 years.
HUTCHINSON:  In Guilford [Chenango Co., NY], May 25, Martha M., wife of Levi Hutchinson, aged 71 years.
KING:  In Preston [Chenango Co., NY], June 7, Jason A. King, aged 66 years.
ROGERS:  In Coventryville [Chenango Co., NY] June 2, Mrs. C.C.Rogers, aged 48 years.
SCANNELL:  In Norwich [Chenango Co., NY] June 7, Michael Scannell, aged 55 years.
WILLCOX:  In Smithville [Chenango Co., NY] June 8, Anna, widow of Levi Willcox, aged 62 years.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Concert in Norwich Calvary Baptist Church - 1911

A Successful Concert
Former Norwich Girl Delighted Old Friends as an Entertainer
Utica Saturday Globe, March 1911
Pearl M. Stratton

Norwich [Chenango Co., NY]:  The concert and recital given in the Calvary Baptist Church Friday evening by the pupils of Prof. Benjamin Galpin, assisted by Mrs. Edna Fuller Kay, soprano, and Miss Pearl M. Stratton, reader, may justly be classed as one of the most successful musical events of the season.  Prof. Galpin's pupils have had considerable experience in concert work and their attainments are of a high order, as evidenced by the program Friday evening. The work of the orchestra is worthy special commendation. 
Prof. Galpin's pupils have had considerable experience in concert work and their attainments are of a high order, as evidenced by the program Friday evening. The work of the orchestra is worthy of special commendation.
Mrs. Kay has won an enviable place in the hearts of Norwich audiences and her singing Friday evening was fully up to the usual high standard.
Miss Stratton proved herself a reader of ability.  In her first selection, "The Prodigal Son" by Richard Harding Davis, she held the attention of her audience from start to finish.  "Mammy's Pickanin" by Lucy Jenkins, and "The Old Red Cradle" by Miss A.J. Granniss were also especially effective.  Miss Stratton is a former Norwich girl and her many friends here are delighted at her success.

Obituaries (November 19)

Uriah Rorapaugh
Utica Saturday Globe, June 1911

Uriah Rorapaugh
1835 - 1911

The recent death of Uriah Rorapaugh removes one of the leading and influential residents of  Smithville Flats [Chenango Co., NY^] and one who was well known throughout Chenango county, having served one term as sheriff.  Mr. Rorapaugh was the son of Andrew and Angeline Webb Rorapaugh and was born in the town where he died.  He spent his boyhood and youth in attendance at the local school and assisting his parents on the farm and completed his education at Hamilton College.  Answering one of the first calls for volunteers he enlisted as sergeant in Company E, of the One hundred and Fourteenth Regiment, N.Y.S.V.  He was soon promoted to the first lieutenancy of his company and later became captain of Company H., serving until the close of the conflict.  He was in every engagement in which his regiment took part, although disabled for over two months by wounds received at Port Hudson.  Among the officers of the regiment he held a high place as a brave man in action and a jolly, boon companion in camp.  The enjoyment of the camp fire was never at its height unless Capt. Rorapaugh was of the number gathered about it.  Mr. Rorapaugh was a Republican and in 1871 was elected sheriff serving the county efficiently and economically for three years. Upon his retirement he established himself in the milling business in Smithville Flats in which he continued down to the time of his death.  February 15, 1860, deceased married Mary A. June, who survives him as do two children, one son, Edgar L. Rorapaugh, of Waverly, and a daughter, Mary E. Rorapaugh.  Two sisters also survives, Mrs. Delos Landers and Mrs. Eliza Hayes, and one brother, Charles Rorapaugh.  The funeral services were conducted at his late home by Rev. R. George McLeod and were largely attended by relatives and friends who tendered many beautiful flower tokens expression of the esteem of those who knew him best.  [Glen Buell Collection, Guernsey Memorial library, Norwich, NY]
Martha (Wood) Baerthel
1866 - 1942
Mrs. Martha Baerthel, 76, died Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ernest R Worden, 124 East Avenue, Minoa [Onondaga Co., NY].  Also surviving are two brothers, Louis and Harry Mathews of Platteville, Wis., and several cousins. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
The funeral of Mrs. Martha Wood Baerthel, 76, who died Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ernest R. Worden, 124 East Avenue, Minoa, will be conducted at 2 P.M. in Minoa Methodist Church, the Rev. Frank Boyd officiating.  Burial will be in Minoa Cemetery.

 Elizer Bailey
Elizer Bailey died very suddenly at his farm near New Berlin [Chenango Co., NY] Monday.  He was on his way to his sugar bush to tap the trees and while going through the pasture was stricken and passed away immediately.  The deceased was born in the town of Morris [Otsego Co., NY] about 61 years ago and was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Leray Bailey.  His entire life had been passed in Morris and New Berlin, where he had many friends and was greatly respected by all.  Surviving the deceased are the wife and mother, a sister Leila, who lives in New Jersey, two brothers, Elias of Sages Crossing and Ray of this village. The funeral services were held from the late home Thursday afternoon, burial in Riverside cemetery, this village [South New Berlin, Chenango Co., NY].

Fannie Gage Bailey
1855 - 1939
After an illness of about two weeks, Mrs. Fanny Bailey passed away on Wednesday evening Oct. 18th, 1939 at the home of Clarence Lull, near Morris [Otsego Co., NY].  While visiting her cousins, Mrs. Bailey suffered a cerebral hemorrhage which caused a complete paralysis of one side.  After about a week she began to sink slowly until the end which came quietly and peacefully.  The deceased was born Nov. 22, 1855, at this place the second of three daughters born to Wm. and Harriet Sergent Gage, and with the exception of a few years had spent her entire life  here.  She was also the last of the daughters to be called home.  On Nov. 18th, 1874, she was united in marriage to Stephen Bailey of this place, and unto them was born one daughter, Ruby.  Upon the death of her husband, Sept. 21, 1918, Mrs. Bailey came to live in the home of this daughter, where she gave unstinted and unselfish ministry to those near and dear to her, and in turn received at their hands loving care and devotion.  When a young girl Mrs. Bailey joined the Baptist church in this village and for over 70 years had been a loyal and faithful member.  Throughout the larger part of her life she sang in the church choir giving her rich alto voice in generous service to the Master.  For many years she and her husband, he a fine bass singer, sat side by side in the choir, rarely missing a church service.  With advancing years and declining health she was compelled to withdraw more and more than active service in the choir and attendance at church, but her interest in her Sunday School class, the church and its affairs, never flagged, and she lent assistance as often as she could.  Mrs. Bailey was naturally of a cheerful disposition.  Her pleasant ways and kindliness won her many friends.  She was a good neighbor, a faithful and devoted wife and mother and will be sadly missed in the home from which she has gone.  Besides the daughter, Mrs. Merton Camp, she is survived by one grandson, Monroe Camp, and one great grandson, Kendall Camp, several nieces and nephews and other more distant relatives.  The funeral was held from the Baptist church in this village on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the pastor, Rev. C.H. Skinner, officiating.  Mrs. Charles Bushnell and Mr. E.W. Hovey sang very beautifully "Under His Wings" and "In the Beautiful Valley of Peace."  Beautiful flowers, mute testimonials of love and respect, surrounded the casket.  Burial was made in Greenwood cemetery, by the side of her husband. 
"Farwell, dear mother, sweet thy rest.
Weary with years and worn with pain.
Farewell, till in some happy place
We shall behold thy face again.
'Tis ours to miss thee, all our years
And tender memories of thee keep
Thine, in the Lord to rest, for so,
He giveth His beloved sleep."