Monday, October 22, 2018

Obituaries (October 22)

Whitman Mowry
Feburary 11, 1843 - May 1907
Whitman R. Mowry, one of the best known and highly esteemed farmers in the southeastern part of the town passed away Wednesday night, aged 64 years.  Mr. Mowry had been a sufferer from the cause from which he died for many years, but it was only within a few weeks that his condition became serious.  For a short time he was at Faxton hospital in Utica, but on learning that an operation would only hasten death, he returned home.  Mr. Mowry was born in this town February 11, 1843, and was the son of Solomon C. and Abigail C. (Havens) Mowry.  He was married to Sarah P. Wheeler, December 26, 1869.  Mr. Mowry was an exceptionally high minded and well balanced man and although he was not in public life to any great extent, had considerable influence. For most of his life, he resided on the farm on East Hill.  However, during the years 1871-3 he was assistant postmaster under Postmaster James W. Glover. During the same years he was also town clerk and telegraph operator in the village.  He had been clerk of school District no. 15 since 1880.  He was baptized and joined the Baptist church March 15, 1863.  He was a deacon of the church since the year 1878, and treasurer for many years.  He had been teacher in the Sunday School for thirty-nine years, and had been teacher of the class with which he had been connected when he died for more than 15 years.  He is survived by his wife, mother and two brothers, Charles and Curtis Mowry.  The funeral was held at the Baptist church in this village Saturday morning, and was conducted by Rev. J.A. Hanson of Greene, assisted by the Rev. C.B. Parsons pastor of the church who was out for the first time after a short illness.  Interment was made in Riverview cemetery [Oxford, Chenango Co., NY]

Alanson W. Powers
Norwich Sun, June 19, 1907
Alanson W. Powers, wagon maker at Oxford, lost the thumb and forefinger of his left hand in a buzz saw in his shop recently and owing to his age and loss of blood, recovery is doubtful.

 The injury which Alanson W. Powers met with recently and chronicled in the Times last week, produced complications which resulted in his death Wednesday  night at his home in South Oxford [Chenango Co., NY].  His age was 79 years.  Mr. Powers was one of the nine children born to Myron and Gertrude (Willson) Powers, natives of Dutchess county, who came to Norwich at an early day and later purchased a farm at South Oxford.  He attended the public schools of Greene and Norwich after which he learned the trade of a wagon maker, continuing in that business until his death.  In 1849 he located in South Oxford and built up a large carriage business, and his integrity and the excellency of his work soon became known throughout a large section of this part of the State.  In the latter days of the stage coach he was postmaster for a term or so.  Mr. Powers has acceptably filled the office of excise commissioner and other minor town positions  He was a member of the Baptist church of this village, and the oldest member of Oxford Lodge no. 175, F.A.M.  He married in 1850, Miss Emily Bartoo of Greene, who with one daughter, Miss Minnie M. Powers of Richmond Hill, and two brothers, Deloss and Orrin D., residing in Chicago, survive him. The funeral was largely attended from his late residence Saturday afternoon. Rev. C.B. Parsons officiating.  Interment was made at Riverview Cemetery [Oxford, NY].

Emily (Bartoo) Powers
Chenango Telegraph, November 24, 1914
Oxford [Chenango Co., NY]:  Mrs. Emily Powers, widow of the late Alanson W. Powers, died Tuesday morning at 7:45 at the advanced age of 83 years. She had been in poor health for several months and her death was not wholly unexpected.  Mrs. Powers was the daughter of Hiram and Laura Bates Bartoo of Greene, and was born at Brisben [Chenango Co., NY], on the farm now occupied by Dr. Vincent Burgess, in September 1831.  In 1850 she married Mr. Powers who died in June 1907.  Mrs. Powers descended from a long line of worthy ancestry, characteristic for their hospitality and charitable acts to others.  She was a life long member of the Baptist church having joined the church at Brisben in her youth  Since her husband's death, she has made her home with her daughter Miss Minnie Powers of Richmond Hill, Long Island, until within the last two years, she has resided with her daughter-in-law Mrs. Jessie Powers on Albany street.  Mrs. Powers is survived by one daughter, Miss Minnie Powers, a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Jessie Powers, and three grandchildren.  Her son Myron E. Powers died in 1900.  She is also survived by three brothers, Eli Bartoo of Greene, Jesse Bartoo of Binghamton, and William Bartoo of Winfield.  The funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home of Mrs. Jessie Powers. The services were conducted by Rev. Inman L. Wilcox, a long and cherished friend of the family, assisted by Rev. Russell A. Gates.  Interment in Riverview cemetery [Oxford, NY].

Death Notices
Chenango Union, October 25, 1894

WILCOX:  Smyrna [Chenango Co., NY], Oct. 22, 1894, Sabrina [Wilcox], wife of James P. Wilcox and dau. of Gardner Stanbro, Esq., aged 52 years, 4 months.

McPHERSON:  In Sherburne [Chenango Co., NY], Oct. 23, 1894, Mr. Mason J. McPherson, aged 34 years.

GIBSON:  Mt. Upton [Chenango Co., NY], Oct. 14, 1894, Almira [Gibson], wife of Lyman Gibson, aged 80 years.

WAVLE:  In Smithville Flats [Chenango Co., NY], Oct. 16, 1894, Clyde A. [Wavle], son of Augustus Wavle, aged 5 years 6 months.

LUDINGTON:  In Boston Oct. 16, 1894, Mary A. [Ludington] wife of James Ludington of Norwich [Chenango Co., NY], aged 69 years.  Burial in Mt. Hope [Norwich, NY].

PERKINS:  In Beaver Meadow [Chenango Co., NY], Oct. 9, 1894 L.C. Perkins.

FISK:  In DeRuyter [Madison Co., NY], Oct. 21, 1894, Grace [Fisk], only child of Sheldon and Sarah Fisk formerly of Smyrna [Chenango Co., NY], aged 11 years.

BYINGTON:  In Leavenworth, Kansas, Oct. 11, 1894, Mr. Dwight Byington, aged 63 years, formerly of Norwich [Chenango Co., NY]

Bainbridge Central HS Class of 1960 - Part 6

Bainbridge Central High School - Class of 1960
"Echo" 1960

Finn Clausen Schou
Foreign Exchange Student from Denmark
Denmark's blonde & blue eyed gift - who has won a place in all our hearts, 
refreshing, good sport, mischievous

Phillip Carlson Schroth
Scientist, redhead, dependable

Phyllis Elaine Shoecraft
Artist, fashion flair, happy

Linda Ann Smith
Red Hair, giggler, parties

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Obituaries (October 21)

Henry Endter
August 1907
A man known as "Dutch Henry," and who has conducted a blacksmith's shop in this place for some time is missing and his whereabouts are unknown.  One week ago last Saturday he made his weekly trip to one William Button's on East Hill, where he would stay until Sunday  night or Monday and then return to the village.  he was at the home of Patrick Murphy and left there the middle of last week and for several days wandered about corn fields and lodged in barns near by.  Lately he has not been seen and it is feared he may be sick or dead in some secluded spot.  Diligent search has been made without result.  he is short in stature, has light complexion and hair and has a pronounced German accent.

The missing man is Henry Endter, who is known in Oxford and has a brother in Guilford. About the time of his disappearance from various parts of the hills surrounding Sherburne came reports of a wild man, or a crazy-acting man.  He would be seen early mornings around barn yards and on the approach of people would take to the woods.  Later, girls while berrying were much frightened by meeting him in the woods.  Endter was captured Sunday.  He was about half starved and crazy.
October 1907
Henry Endter, a German, dropped dead at the home of William Button on East Hill, Sherburne, Monday afternoon, Oct. 7, at about six o'clock.  Endter was a blacksmith and for the past few years had worked in various towns in the county, spending a portion of the time in Oxford.  His last work was in Sherburne, but owing  to ill health had gone to Button's in hopes of recuperating.  He fell forward to the floor and lived but a few minutes.  Under the order of Coroner Manley of Norwich, a post mortem was held by Drs. Little and Lyman.  It was found that his heart was diseased and that a rupture of the right ventricle was the cause of death.  He was about 48 years old, and leaves a wife and two brothers.

Chenango Telegraph, October 11, 1907
Guilford [Chenango Co., NY]:  William Endter, accompanied by his brother, Otto Endter of Coventry, were called to Sherburne Wednesday afternoon by the death of their brother, Henry, which occurred at that place.  He formerly resided here and worked for G.H. Delavan in his blacksmith shop.

Chenango Telegraph, October 15, 1907
ENDTER:  In Sherburne [Chenango Co., NY], October 7, 1907, Henry Endter, aged 42 years.

Marco E. Merchant
Chenango Telegraph, October 11, 1907
Guilford [Chenango Co., NY]:  The home circle has again been broken by the death of M.E. Merchant, which occurred at the hospital in Utica [Oneida Co., NY].  B.A. Fleming went to Utica Monday to care for the body and brought it here that evening.  Mr. Merchant's life of 71 years has been spent here and in the home where he was born and was much respected by friends and neighbors who will miss his genial presence.  But the sympathy of everyone is expressed by the daughter, Miss Sallie, who alone remains in the home, the brother and son Frank being away in Brooklyn. The funeral was largely attended from his late home Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. J. Lewis, rector of Christ's church officiating.  Many were present from out of town.

Eugene Sherwood
Chenango Telegraph, October 15, 1907
SHERWOOD:  In Binghamton, Thursday, Oct. 10, 1907, Eugene Sherwood, aged 73 years.
Eugene Sherwood, a resident of Norwich [Chenango Co., NY] for thirty years, died at his home in Binghamton [Broome Co., NY], where he had lived for several years past, at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon, October 10.  Mr. Sherwood was 73 years of age, having been born in Guilford, Chenango county, June 18, 1834.  He came of Revolutionary stock, his grandfather, Asa Sherwood, having enlisted while a boy of 15 in a Connecticut regiment in which he served seven years.  His father, William Sherwood, was a soldier in the war of 1812-1814, serving with General Scott along the northern border.  Eugene Sherwood, in 1862, enlisted in the 114th regiment, N.Y. Volunteers at Norwich and served in the department of the Gulf for two years when he was discharged on account of disease contracted in that climate, and which clung to him through life.  Mr. Sherwood was a devout Christian, a member of Ross Memorial church in Binghamton, and a kind conscientious friend who was loved by all who knew him.  He was an artist of much ability and for years has found employment in painting maps and charts for doctors, lecturing on anatomy and physiology.  He was a member of Bartlett Post, G.A.R., of Binghamton, the members of which attended is funeral, which was held Sunday afternoon, in a body.  Mr. Sherwood is survived by his wife.  He was a member of a family of ten, seven of whom are dead.  One brother, James Sherwood of Oxford and two sisters, Mrs. James H. Allen of Frankfort, and Mrs. Susan Sherwood of Norwich survive him.  He was a brother of the late Edmond T. Sherwood and the late Miss Simphronia Sherwood of this village.  His residence in Norwich, where he spent his boyhood and early manhood will be recalled by many of our older citizens, while his frequent visits to this village will be recalled by many friends.

Death Notices
Chenango Telegraph, October 15, 1907

DELONG:  In Sherburne [Chenango Co., NY], October 7, 1907, William DeLong, aged 62 years.

CALEY:  In Sherburne [Chenango Co., NY], October 4, 1907, Mr. Edward E. Caley, aged 85 years.

HOGAN:  In Sherburne [Chenango Co., NY], October 8, 1907, Mary Christine [Hogan], only child of Mr. and Mrs. James W. Hogan, aged 1 year, 9 months and 13 days.

GREEN:  At White Plains, N.Y. [Westchester Co], October 6, 1907, Albert C. Green, aged 55 years, son of S.A. Green of Afton, N.Y.  Burial at South Hartwick, Otsego county.

RICHER:  At the Chenango Valley Home [Preston, Chenango Co., NY], Oct. 13, 1907, Diana S. Richer, died aged 72 years. Brief funeral services will be held at the home this evening at 8 o'clock, Rev. Wilson Treible officiating.  Tuesday morning the body will be taken to Columbus, N.Y. [Chenango Co.], for burial in the family plot.

PURDY:  At the Hall homestead in Preston [Chenango Co., NY] Sunday morning, Oct 13, 1907, of pneumonia, Charles M. Purdy, aged 83 years. Funeral services will be held from the residence of Frank W. Hall, 147 South Broad street, on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Friends are invited to attend.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Obituaries (October 20)

David Reed
Chenango Union, July 1907
David Reed, a stranger, died of tuberculosis at the Bainbridge town hall, on Sunday, where he had been cared for after an attempt to get him in elsewhere had failed.  He was walking to Albany and was exhausted when he reached Bainbridge.

Source unknown
A death accompanied with circumstances occurred in this village [Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY] Sunday morning.  Friday morning a stranger called at Charles Br--- house and asked for nourishment, saying he was sick and that he had lain in a barn nearby two days and two nights unable to move or summon help.  Justice of the Peace John M. Cooper, was notified who in turn apprised Overseer of the Poor, Geo. Ireland.  Mr. Cooper in the meantime secured a physician and prepared a comfortable place in Corporation Hall for him. The stranger was well dressed and was gentlemanly in appearance.  He was very weak and in sore need of help and care, all of which were given him by Mr. Cooper and Overseer Ireland.  He gave his name as David Reed and occupation as a waiter and had been employed in Keeler's hotel, Albany, until March last when his health failed and since had been at the home of a cousin, his only relative, in Corning.  Feeling better he had started to return to work. Being without money he walked and had got as far as Bainbridge when his strength gave out and he sought rest in this barn.  Though he received medical attention he was beyond help.  He died Sunday morning at 9 o'clock [July 28, 1907].  A message was sent to his relative in Corning asking what disposition to make of the body. As no satisfactory response came Overseer of the Poor, Geo. Ireland, took charge of the remains which were taken to Hastings undertaking rooms on East Main street.  Monday afternoon at 5:30 a short service was held at these rooms, Rev. VanWoert officiating, and burial was in Green Lawn cemetery [Bainbridge, NY].  The unfortunate man was about 30 years of age and was suffering from catarrh of the stomach and accompanying ailments from which he died.

Albany Evening Journal, July 31, 1907
David Read, a stranger, died at Bainbridge under distressing circumstances Sunday.  Before death he made a lengthy statement to justice of the Peace Cooper, in which he said that he was an employee of Keeler's restaurant in Albany, and early in March, being in poor health, went to Corning.  His funds gave out, and he started to walk back to Albany.  He reached Bainbridge, and being unable to go any farther he crawled into a barn, where he remained three days without food or drink.  Finally he made his way to a nearby house, and was cared for. Death was caused by consumption.  Inquiry was made at Keeler's hotel and at Keeler's on state street and on Green street, but nothing was known of the man in those places.

William F. Wells
Binghamton Press, September 1907
August 13, 1851 - August 15, 1907
A blow from a cow's tail caused the death of William F. Wells, a prominent resident of Newark Valley [Tioga County], on Thursday evening, according to a dispatch to the Associated Press.  Mr. Wells was in his usual health on Thursday and attended his farm duties. Toward night while milking a cow the animal, annoyed by flies, switched her tail, striking Mr. Wells on the forehead.  He returned to the house, complaining of a pain in the head where the cow's tail had struck him.  He attempted to eat supper, but the pain increased at a rapid rate, and home remedies having no effect, a physician was summoned, who found Mr. Wells suffering from a stroke of apoplexy superinduced by the blow from the cow's tail.  He sank rapidly until death occurred.  Mr. Wells was 56 years of age, and is survived by a wife.  He was prominent in Masonic circles, and the funeral will be held at Newark Valley tomorrow, in charge of the Masons.

Eli Watrous
December 1907
Coventry [Chenango Co., NY]:  Eli Watrous died of heart failure at his residence here Thursday last at 4:15 p.m. aged 73 years.  He was a veteran of the war for the union and belonged to the 50th Regt., N.Y. Vol.  A faithful member of the M.E. church and a consistent Christian and a good quiet citizen.  His son, George, and two surviving daughters mourn his loss.  Interment was made at Ouaquaga.

Joseph Mascovatio
December 1907
Joseph Mascovatio, aged nine years, son of Michael Mascovatio of Afton [Chenango Co., NY] was accidently shot and killed by an elder brother at their home in that village Sunday morning at about 7:30 o'clock.  The father is a flagman at the railroad crossing near the milk station and left home early that morning to go to his work leaving his three boys alone in the house, their mother being dead.  The brothers, two being older than Joseph, became engaged in play in the sititng room and had an old broom set up for a Christmas tree, which they were decorating with various articles.  Joseph had a piece of rope with which he started to tie one of the brothers in a chair. The brother stepped into the kitchen and took his father's revolver, 38 caliber, from a shelf. The two  met almost in the doorway when the revolver was discharged and the ball tore a large hole through Joseph's head, killing him instantly. Coroner Geo. D. Johnson was called to Afton, and after investigating the case decided that it was an accident. The boy said he did not know the revolver was loaded, and the father said he thought it was unloaded when he put it away in the kitchen.  It was one of many fatalities that have resulted by careless parents leaving firearms where children can get hold of them.

Iva Johnson
August 1907
Coventry [Chenango Co., NY]:  Iva, the only child of Elmer and Ella Johnson, yesterday received injuries that resulted in her death, after a few hours. About four o'clock the child went to the old sawmill, north of the Johnson home, on the Converse farm in the south part of the town, with her parents and two aunts to get a load of wood. While there one of the women said "I wonder can we roll this log over?"  and started to roll a heavy piece of timber down a hill.  The little girl's dress caught on the timber and she was carried under the log.  Dr. Chapin of Greene was hastily summoned and stayed until morning.  The child never gained consciousness and died at seven o'clock this morning.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Obituaries (October 18)

Frank Lyman Jackson
February 15, 1870 - October 7, 1907
Frank Lyman Jackson was born in Windsor, Ill., on the 15th day of February, 1870, and departed this life on Oct. 7, 1907, aged 37 years, 7 months and 20 days.  His early life was spent in Illinois where he attended school and was a bright and promising scholar.  In 1882 he removed with his parents to Oneida, N.Y., where the family remained two years, later returning to Illinois and living in Edinburg for awhile; afterward removing to Southern Kansas where the family resided in Anthony and Hugoton until after the death of the mother in 1887.  Returning to Oneida in the winter of 1889-90 he had since resided in this State, making his home in Greene [Chenango Co., NY], where he served his time as an apprentice for a machinist.  Nearly all that time he had worked for the Lyon Iron Works until the past four months he had been employed in Norwich by the A.B. Ireland Iron Works.  He was married to Bessie L. Ingraham of Chenango Forks on Feb. 16, 1893, and to the happy union were born two children, Lora Eliza, on June 23, 1897, and Percy John, on May 28, 1904, both of whom are living.  He enrolled his name on the records of the M.E. church in Greene some years ago and lived honestly in that faith.  His life was one of self sacrifice and devotion to family and friends, and his warm heart and impulsive desire to help those in need won him hosts of friends wherever his lot was cast.  His faults and imperfections incident to all humanity were more than outweighed by acts of loving kindness and charity, and his untimely end is deeply mourned by the family and friends.  Beside the wife and two little ones he is survived by one brother, R. Percy Jackson of Danville, Ind., and one half sister, Alma Hazel Jackson of Oneida. The remains were taken to Greene for burial.

George C. Roberts
February 2, 1834 - July 1907
George C. Roberts, junior member of the firm of Denison & Roberts publishers of the Chenango American, died at his apartments in Greene Friday morning last. Deceased had been in failing health for the past year, and on the preceding Wednesday morning on being spoken to replied that he felt as well as usual, but would sleep awhile longer before arising.  An hour or so later he was found in an unconscious state from which he never rallied.  Mr. Roberts was born in Troy, N.Y., February 2, 1834, and at the age of six years removed to Greene with his parents, his father, Dr. George W Roberts, being the first homeopathy physician to locate in Chenango county.  His education was obtained at common schools of that day and at Oxford Academy. While a boy in his teens he went with a party of gold seekers to California, where he remained for six years.  During his residence there he witnessed many strange and wild scenes that were common to California in those days among the rough and lawless men from every clime, which he interestingly told from time to time in the columns of the American. Returning to Greene he learned the printer's trade in the American office, then conducted by Fisher & ---ison.  During the Civil war he enlisted in the Navy and severed several months on the U.S. Steamer Maumee.  Again returning to Greene he purchased a half-interest in the American and since then has been, ---  Mr. J.D. Denison, closely identified with the publication of that newspaper.  Mr. Roberts was a terse local ---, and intensely loyal to Greene and her institutions.  In politics he was a staunch Republican, seeking no local office but had held several other town offices and positions in the fire department.  He had a large group of friends outside his town.  Mr. Roberts was married in December, 1864, to Helen J Gray of Greene, who died some three years ago, and is survived by two sons, George B. and Wilkie C. Roberts of Greene, and one daughter, Mrs. Charles B. Cooley of Chicago. There also survive him two sisters, Mrs. Dora C Read of Greene and Mrs. Anna Stevens of New York city, who is a physician, and one brother, Dr. Frank Roberts of Connecticut. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in Zion church, of which deceased was a member, and were largely attended, several representatives of the newspapers in the county being present.  

Norwich Sun, July 22, 1907
Greene [Chenango Co., NY]:  The funeral of the late George C. Roberts was held Sunday afternoon at half-past two from Zion church, Rev. P.T. Olton officiating.  Burial was made in Sylvan Lawn cemetery [Greene, NY].  Mr. Roberts' health had been gradually failing for months and the end came Friday morning.  He was 73 years of age.  He is survived by two sons, Wilkie C. Roberts of Greene, and George B. Roberts of Chenango Forks; one daughter, Mrs. Charles B. Cooley of Oak Park, Ill.; a brother, Frank, of Connecticut, and two sisters, Mrs. Anna Stevens of New York and Mrs. D.C. Read of Greene.  Mr. Roberts was born in Troy, February 2, 1834.  His father came to Greene when he was but six years of age, and in this village he received his primary education.  He then took an advanced course in Oxford academy, and upon leaving school went to California, where he remained for six years. Returning to Greene in 1857, he began to work in the office of Chenango American and a few years later he purchased a half-interest in the same, which business has interested him ever since.  On Dec. 12, 1864, he was united in marriage with Helen J. Gray, and they were the parents of three children--George B., Wilkie, C. and Mabel L. Cooley.  In politics, Mr. Roberts was an uncompromising Republican and held to the principles of his party with the steadfastness that characterized all the other actions of his life.  He was decided in his opinions and fearless in the maintenance of them.  Mr. Roberts enlisted in the navy during the Civil War and served several months on the united States steamer Maumee, and on his discharge received papers from Captain Parker, marked "Conduct most exemplary."  The local department of the Chenango American of which Mr. Roberts has had full charge, has been filled with locals, crisp, fresh and entertaining and his "Man About Town" was one of his best writings. Although on several occasions he has been asked to take political honors, he refused all.  he has been first assistant engineer of the Greene fire department, village trustee and has filled other offices in the village.  Mr. Roberts in all his walks of life was honorable and his newspaper work will be missed in this section.

Marshall F. Porter
Norwich Sun, August 15, 1907
Greene [Chenango Co., NY]:  Marshall F. Porter of Greene, one of the most prominent attorneys of Chenango county, passed away at 8:30 o'clock this morning at his home here.  Heart failure is said to be the cause of death.  He was 59 years of age.  Mr. Porter had been in the yard this morning and then came into the house and sat down to read the morning paper.  He had been reading only a few minutes when his daughter heard the paper fall and her father's head fell to one side.  He expired almost instantly.  He had been troubled with his heart for some time and that trouble is thought to have caused his sudden demise.  Mr. Porter was born in the town of New Berlin [Chenango Co., NY] but in his younger manhood went to Greene and studied law in the office of Edgar Arnold and after being admitted to the bar, settled in Greene where he has since resided.  He was prominent in local affairs and at the time of his death was the president of the village.  He was a vestryman in Zion church and a member of Genegantslet tribe, I.O.R.M.  He leaves a wife and daughter, Mrs. George Burdick of Greene, and a granddaughter to mourn his untimely taking away.

Ben Sherwood
August 1907
Ben Sherwood, of Afton [Chenango Co., NY] up to --- years ago a resident of Bainbridge, fell from a third story window Wednesday night at a hotel in Carbondale, Pa., and received a fracture of the skull.  he died Sunday morning without gaining consciousness. Ben Sherwood had been in Carbondale for the past few months working in a harness shop and roomed at the hotel with a companion.  Wednesday night they went to their room which was on the third floor and prepared for bed. The room had dormitory windows and the sill being up from the floor only about six inches. When his roommate retired, Sherwood was sitting in the window to get the benefit of the breezes. This was his custom warm nights.  3 o'clock the next morning he was found in his night clothes on the pavement below unconscious and his skull fractured, and was taken to the Emergency Hospital.  He did not respond to treatment and Sunday morning an operation was performed and several clots of blood removed.  He died one hour after completion of the operation.

Maurice Birdsall
June 15, 1815 - March 2, 1907
Maurice Birdsall, aged ninety-two years, died in his home in Binghamton [Broome Co., NY] Saturday afternoon, March 2, at five o'clock.  Mr. Birdsall was born in Hillside, N.Y., June 15, 1815, and resided in Greene until 1882, since which time he has reside din Binghamton.  He was a member of Otseningo Lodge, no. 435, F.&A.M., Malta Commandery and Christ Episcopal Church.  He is survived by two sons, Henry Birdsall, of Binghamton, and Richard Birdsall, of Chicago. The funeral was held from Christ church Tuesday afternoon at 2:15 o'clock, and the burial was held here that afternoon on the arrival of the four o'clock train and was conducted by Wor., Bor, Longley, of Otseningo Lodge. Delegations from Otseningo Lodge and Malta Commandery accompanied the remains, which were met at the station by Eastern light lodge, No. 126, F.&A.M., of which Mr. Birdsall had been a member, and the last rites over their departed brother were held in the old cemetery.  Mr. Birdsall, in his active business life in Greene, was energetic and successful.  For many years he was in the mercantile trade, and his firm was the leader in the dry goods trade.  he also speculated in butter and bought largely of this and other farm products. At one time he with Lewis S. Hayes, did quite a banking business here in the rooms now occupied by Dr. J.E. Bartoo, for about three years.  Mr. Birdsall was one of our leading business men who was ever active in promulgating plans for the benefit of Greene. As a citizen he was always a pleasure to meet his stately form upon our streets.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Marriages (October 17)

Burchard - Miner
October 1907
Miss Mary Elizabeth Burchard, oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Burchard, was united in marriage to Floyd Locke Miner of Oxford [Chenango Co., NY] last evening, at the home of the bride's parents, 36 Hayes street, Norwich [Chenango Co., NY].  The parlors were handsomely decorated with evergreens, ferns, ground pine and hydrangeas.  The dining room where the wedding supper was served was prettily trimmed in yellow, and white, the class colors of the bride, large yellow chrysanthemums, forming the basis of the decoration.  The wedding ceremony took place at 8o'clock and was performed by Rev. William DeLancey Benton, rector of Emmanuel Episcopal church, of Norwich.  Miss Florence Burchard, a sister of the bride, acted as maid of honor, and little Miss Elizabeth Martin as ring bearers.  The groom was unattended.  The bride is an accomplished young lady who is well known and highly esteemed in this village and Norwich. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence R. Miner.  The father of the groom is a well known farmer and business man of Oxford and for several years represented this town in the Board of Supervisors.  After the couple were pronounced man and wife and had received the congratulations and best wishes of their many friends and relatives, refreshments were served to the guests by Misses Marion Eaton, Minnie Hartigen, Ethel Jewell, Mildred Curtis, Amy Wands, Margaret Burchard and Mabel Windolph of Norwich, and Miss Elizabeth Newkirk of Oxford.  Mr. and Mrs. Miner will make their home at no. 38 Hayes street [Norwich, NY].  A large number of people form this village attended the wedding.

Purdy - Ketchum
July 1907
Miss Maude Ketchum, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Morell Ketchum and William H. Purdy, all of this village, were married at the Baptist parsonage Tuesday evening, June 25th, by Rev. C.B. Parsons.  The party were attended by Miss Quenna Ketchum, sister of the bride, and LaMott Seeley.  Mr. and Mrs. Purdy left for Norwich, where they took a train for a tour of the Thousand Islands, returning in time for a reception that was tendered the couple by Mr. and Mrs. Ketchum at their home on Fair street Last evening.

Kark - Livingstone
November 1907
Harpursville [Broome Co., NY]:  The home of Mr. and Mrs. Milton E. Tyrrell of West Colesville [Broome Co., NY]was the scene of a simple, but beautiful wedding Tuesday, when their daughter, Inez E. Livingston, and Harry G. Kark of Harpursville, were married by Rev. E.D. Cook of Sanitaria Springs.  Only the immediate friends, about fifty in number, were present, many of these coming from Susquehanna, Binghamton, Afton, Harpursville and Sanitaria Springs.  Festoons of running pine, white chrysanthemums and fine ferns were attractively arranged about the rooms.  At twelve o'clock, to the strains of a wedding march, played by Miss Maude Thompson of Harpursville, the bride and groom, unattended entered the room. The bride wore a charming gown of white silk batiste, trimmed with Valenciennes lace. A dinner followed the ceremony, the bride's table, having a large centerpiece of white chrysanthemums and an effective arrangement of fine ferns.  Many useful and valuable presents, consisting of silver, cut glass, linen, etc. were received. After a short trip to New York, Mr. and Mrs. Kark will be at home to their friends in Harpursville, about January 1, 1908.

Sherman - Benedict
September 1907
Herbert J. Sherman connected with Burchard Bros. hardware store in this village, and Miss Lucy E. Benedict of Smithville [Chenango Co., NY] were united in marriage Wednesday, August 28, by Rev. J.H. Dickerson at the Methodist parsonage in Preston.  They will reside in Oxford [Chenango Co., NY] and have taken rooms at the St. James hotel.  Congratulations and well wishes are extended by their numerous friends.

Scott - Hoyt
October 1907
Miss Verna A. Hoyt was married to Benedict W. Scott of Afton [Chenango Co., NY] at the home of the bride's parents at Otego [Otsego Co., NY]\Wednesday Oct. 9th at noon.  Rev. E.L. Jeffery of Schuylers Lake officiating.  The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Bessie Hoyt and the groom by his nephew, Attorney Arthur Curtis of Binghamton.  Only immediate relatives and friends were present.  Both are well known in Bainbridge.  The bride until Sept. 1st was employed as a compositor in The Republican office. She is a bright and attractive girl.  The groom is route agent for the Grand Union Tea Company of Binghamton. The couple left on the afternoon train for Albany, New York and New Haven, Conn. They will be absent about a week and upon their return will make Afton their home.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Obituaries (October 14)

Wreck on the D.&H.
Charles Craig & Morris Keglar
Bainbridge Republican & Express, June 20, 1907
A back wreck occurred on the D.&H. Tuesday morning about fifteen minutes past seven o'clock, one mile and a half above this village [Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY], in which two men were killed.  The scene of the wreck was just back of the Alvin Hayes farm residence above the Beatty crossing.  A fast freight going east overtook another train going in the same direction, causing a rear end collision, the engine of the second train crashing into the caboose of the first train.  The impact was so great that the engine was thrown from the track down a fifteen foot embankment and rolled over once and a half. The engineer and firemen were crushed beneath the engine and instantly killed.  It is believed that just before the collision the engineer jumped and the engine rolled onto him, and that the fireman was caught while at work near the tender and went down with the engine. The caboose of the first train was smashed into splinters and a steel coal car was rendered shapeless. A coal car next to the derailed engine was thrown across the west bound track and together with the wreckage of the caboose, burned. The remained of both trains were left on the track.

It was a terrible accident considering the fact that from the spot where it occurred extended a straight and clear stretch of track for some distance. The train ahead could have been seen by the engineer of the approaching train and it almost seems that the collision could have been averted.  It was stated at the scene of the wreck that the crew of the engine which caused the collision had been on duty continuously for twenty-five hours and that the engineer had fallen asleep only awaking in time to jump.  It was also said that the air brakes on the train failed to work which was the cause of failure to check the speed of the train.  That the engine struck the caboose with great force was seen by its position afterward, some distance from the track.  Two members of the first train crew who were in the caboose saved their lives by jumping.

The engineer who was killed was Charles Craig, age 25 years, and lived at Carbondale [Lackawanna Co. PA].  He was married and had one child.  His wife and child are in the west on a visit.  The fireman was Morris Keglar, aged 21, who was unmarried and also lived at Carbondale.

The news of the wreck reached this station soon after its occurrence and many people hastened to the scene.  Both tracks were blocked for some time.  The Oneonta wrecking crew arrived and the tracks were cleared at 11 a.m. so as to resume the running of trains.  Coroner Johnson, of Oxford, was sent for and viewed the bodies of the dead engineer and fireman. They were placed in charge of Undertaker Hastings and brought to this village and shipped to their homes in Carbondale on the evening train.

Emma A. (Waldron) Harrington
January 27, 1840 - November 1907
At the family residence yesterday occurred the death of Emma A. Waldron, wife of A.D. Harrington.  She was born January 27, 1840 at Pharsalia [Chenango Co., NY], the daughter of Mirtalu N. and Calesta (Bourne) Waldron, and was united in marriage Sept. 30, 1862, to Mr. Harrington in the town of her birth.  The union was one of happiness unbroken until the shadow of illness fell upon the home.  In 1872 they came to Oxford [Chenango Co., NY] to reside.  Mrs. Harrington had been seriously ill during only the last ten weeks, five of which was spent at Faxton Hospital, Utica, returning home last week Tuesday and had made no complaint of pain or suffering since her return.  The immediate cause of death was from a shock sustained at 2 o'clock Sunday morning.  Everything possible had been done that science could suggest and loving hands accomplish, but she gradually grew unconscious until Monday noon and passed away at 12:30 p.m. yesterday.  Mrs. Harrington was a member of the Congregational church and took an active part in its work.  For many years she was a standard teacher in the Sunday school.  She was also an active member of the Round Robin -?- until illness compelled her to resign from the work she so well enjoyed.  Besides her husband, Mrs. Harrington is survived by a son J. Waldron Harrington of this village and one sister, Dr. M.M. Waldron, resident physician of Hampton Normal Institute, Hampton, Va.  The funeral will be held from her late home Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Theo. W. Harris officiating.  It is expected that Rev. Dr. Sutherland of Wellsville, a former pastor of the Congregational church, will be present and assist in the services.  [Buried Riverview cemetery, Oxford, NY]

Joseph Dwight VanValkenburgh, Jr.
16 September 1842 - 4 November 1907
The death of J.D. VanValkenburgh occurred at his home about two miles east of this village on Monday morning at 9 o'clock, from acute Bright's disease, a disease from which he had been a sufferer for nearly a year, aged 58 years.  Mr. VanValkenburgh was a man of a pronounced character and followed out his own ideas and what he thought was right with a determination to win, which at times gained more disapproval than praise from his friends.  Withall he was a good citizen, one who was always looking to the advancement of his home town and its people and by his death we lose a man the community can ill-afford to spare.  He was for many years one of the most prominent fire insurance men in the state, holding a high position with the American Central company with offices in New York.  Upon retiring from that company he bought the VanValkenburgh homestead farm and for a number of years has made farming his principal vocation, but still had offices in this village doing a general insurance business.  He was at the head of the Brookside water works company, which until the municipal system was laid was the principal water company of this village.  He is survived by a wife, five sons, Ralph D., of Chicago, Ill., Dr. Raymond H., of Schenectady, and Richard, Edward and Dwight of this town, and three daughters, Mrs. Raymond Elliott and Emma and Gertrude VanValkenburgh, of this town.  His funeral will be held Thursday afternoon from his late home, Rev. J. A. Hansen of the Central Baptist church officiating.  [Buried Sylvan Lawn Cemetery, Greene, Chenango Co., NY]

Charles Snyder
October 1907
Charles Snyder, who lives in the town of Coventry [Chenango Co., NY], a few miles from Page Brook, was shot Friday afternoon about 3 o'clock by having the contents of a shot gun discharged in his stomach, while in a fight with Frank Allen in Snyder's house.  Physicians from both Greene and Harpursville were called but Snyder died in about three hours, previously making an ante-mortem statement relieving Allen from all blame in the shooting.  Allen, who is a carpenter, and Snyder, who was a helper, worked for Edgar Watrous of South Coventry.  During the afternoon they started for Snyder's house, where hard cider was imbibed. The latter's wife, who was Lucy Kruger, being the innocent cause of the quarrel, the two men making an agreement outside the house concerning her, which she would not consent to, and which Snyder denied when she upbraided him for it.  This gave Allen the lie, and in the heart of the war of words Snyder punched him. Then he went to another room and bringing out the gun began to club Allen. As he struck at Allen, the gun was discharged with the muzzle against Snyder's stomach, and he received the full charge. The woman was the only witness to the quarrel and fight, but Snyder bore out her statements, and Allen threw additional light on the events leading up to the Tragedy.  Coroner George D. Johnson of this village visited the scene Saturday and declared there is no doubt that the gun accidentally discharged.  Snyder was a young man between 25 and 30 years of age and of foreign birth.  He had no relatives in this part of the country and so far as could be learned, he is alone in the world.  He had lived in the vicinity of Greene or Coventry for about three years, working out by the day.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Blog Postings September 14 to October 13, 2018

Listing of blog postings for September 14 to October 13, 2018

Posted September 17, 2018
Bonnie Buckley Warn - Frederick Arnold Jewell (Norwich, 1908)
Minnie Padgett - Arthur Smith (1908)
Lynn F. Harrington - Maude E. Terwilliger (Greene, 1908)
Blanch Hamilton - Alvin Dalton (Coventry, 1909)
Marriage Notices - 1875
     Dr. M.O. Rnadall - Myra Hubbard (Montpelier, France/Norwich)
     John A.C. Lesher - Emma Haight (Asbury NJ/Oxford)
     Curtis White - Sarah S. Grant (Pitcher)
     A.J. Christian - Dora A. Robinson (North Fenton/Greene)
     Lewis Messenger - Rose Babcock (South Otselic)

Posted September 25, 2018
Bernard W. Rix - Elizabeth Wright (Buffalo / New Berlin, 1912)
Elizabeth Wright Rix - Stephen Edgar Danahy (1922)

Posted September 14, 2018
Charles W. Decker (Afton, 1919)
Charles W. Graham (Afton, 1909)
Ora K. Landers (Afton, 1889)
Death Notices - 1894
     Frances L. Bissell (Norwich)
     Susan E. Dye (Norwich, 40y)
     Rosanna Wheat (West Hill, 80y)
     Ardelia Sayles (Preston, 79y)
     William A. McPherson (Sherburne, 2y)
     Ella F. Hovey (Bainbridge, 38y)

Posted September 19, 2018
Jennie (Soule) Hoag (Preston, 1909)
Milton Hoag (North Guilford, Oxford, 1932)
Charles B. Wheeler (Greene, 1909)
Sarah J. Wheeler (Greene, 1915)
Emily Isbell (Harpursville, 1907)

Posted September 20, 2018
Leon Hodge (Greene, 1911)
Nellie May Hodge (Greene, 1911)
Marcus N. Horton (Glen Ridge, 1911)
Death notices - 1894
     Mr. A.N. Thompson (Bennettsville, 47y)
     Frances Ann Pearl Mead (Earlville, 71y)
     Mary L. Dickinson (Oxford, 81y)
     M.M. Wood, M.D. (Greene, 61y)
     Mary L. Hall (Georgetown)
     Jesse M. Hull (Kansas City MO, Oxford, 32y)

Posted September 23, 2018
George B. Throop (Norwich, 1897)
Ezekiel Harrington (Sherburne, 1897)
Caroline Pratt White (Sherburne, 1897)
William A. Sage (Norwich, 1920)

Posted September 29, 2018
Nathan Smith (Greene, 1909)
Ruth (Soule) Bartoo (East Winfield, Brisbin, 1909)
Susan (Moore) Gillman (Oxford, 1909)
Anna Arvilla McGowan (Greene, 1909)  drowning
Mrs. Frank Preston (Greene, 1909)
Alanson J. Stewart (Smithville, Afton, 1909)

Posted September 30, 2018
Rev. Edwin Lee Tanner (Afton, Harpursville, Bainbridge, 1905)
Sarah E. Nearing Bristol (1903)
Jerome B. Sands (Bainbridge, 1903)
Death Notices, 1894
     Mary C. Adams (Fort Wayne IN, Oxford, 53y)
     Mr. E.C Wells (Watertown, Norwich, 30y)
     Joseph Moss Smith (Danbury CT, South New Berlin)
    John Fleming (Walton, Afton)
    Abbie J. Bouck (Cobleskill, South Otselic)

Posted October 1, 2018
Ann Eliza (Lyon) PerLee (Greene, 1912)
Isaac B. PerLee (Greene, North Norwich, 1901)
William Henry Neff (Guilford, 1912)
Francis Russell Stork (Coventry, 1912)
Claude C. Stratton (Oxford, 1912)

Posted October 3, 2018
Israel P. Jacobs (Auburn, Greene, 1912)
Murtelo W. Hoffman (Oxford, 1912)  lightening strike
Pansy Page Robinson (Oxford, Bainbridge, 1940)
Carrie Porter (Bainbridge, 1940)
Deaths in Bainbridge in 1940

Posted October 4, 2018
Earl Bartle Rowley (Guilford, 1910)  train accident
Henry H. Calkins (Coventryville, 1910)
Hon. William F. Jenks (Norwich, New Berlin, 1910)

Posted October 11, 2018
Miles Hartwell (Coventry, Guilford, 1912)
Jennie (Hodge) Stratton (Oxford, 1906)
Gilbert John Stratton (Oxford, 1912)
Henry Wands Burr (Norwich, 1942)
Death Notices - 1863
     Florence A. Padget (Oxford, 4y)
     Anna E. Padget (Oxford, 2y)
     Sarah Brownson (Smithville Flats, 80y)
     Walt Stiles (Norwich)  Civil War soldier

Posted October 13, 2018
Lucy Cook (West Greenwood, 1849)
Martin Hicks (Canandaigua, 1849)
Virtue E. Dennis (Eldred PA, 1849)
Isaac Sheriff (Vienna NY, 1849)
Eleanor Culley (Liverpool, 1849)
Death Notices - 1894
     Lydia Caroline Neely Buell (Norwich, 66y)
     William R. Coomes (Norwich, 66y)
     Phebe A. Guile (Norwich, 46y)
     Isabel Foster (Norwich, 1y)
     Cyrel Sumner (Camden NJ, Norwich, infant)
     Jacob H. Campbell (New Berlin, 52y)
     Mrs. Joseph E. Nearing (Sherburne, 73y)

Posted September 24, 2018
Bainbridge Central High School, Class of 1960 - Part 4

Posted October 3, 2018
Bainbridge Central High School, Class of 1960 - Part 5

Posted October 4, 2018
Bainbridge-Guilford Sports Teams from years past

Posted October 7, 2018
Harry Burrell - grave robbers' victim - 1879 - Part 1 of 3

Posted Octobner 8, 2018
Harry Burrell - grave robbers' victim - 1879 - Part 2 of 3

Posted October 9, 2018
Harry Burrell - grave robbers' victim -1879 - Part 3 of 3

Posted October 11, 2018
Grave Robbers Arrested - 1879

Obituaries (October 13)

Lucy Cook
Northern Christian Advocate, April 11, 1849
Lucy Cook died in West Greenwood, Steuben Co., N.Y., Jan. 22, 1849, aged 71.  Sister Cook had been a disciple of Christ for more than 30 years. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church, and died as she had lived, in the triumphs of the Christian faith.  C. Graham, Jr.

Martin Hicks
Northern Christian Advocate, April 11, 1849
Martin Hicks died in the town of Canandaigua [Ontario Co., NY], Jan. 18th, 1849, in the 75th year of his age.  He had been a professor of religion and a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church about twenty-six years.  For several years he has suffered much by the wasting influence of disease; but he suffered all with Christian patience and resignation, and finally met death as a welcome messenger, to summon him to his long sought rest.  J. Chapman.

Virtue E. Dennis
Northern Christian Advocate, April 11, 1849
Virtue E., youngest daughter of Nathan and Tirrah Dennis, died in Eldred, McKean Co., Pa., March 21, 1849, aged 5 years, 2 months and 22 days.  During four weeks' intense suffering of disease of the heart, she manifested much patience and composure of mind, till her soul went to Jesus.   James McClellan

Isaac Sheriff
Northern Christian Advocate, April 11, 1849
Isaac Sheriff died in great peace, on the 2d of Jan. 1849, in the 69th year of his age.  Bro. Sheriff was born in Prince George Co., Maryland, in 1785, emigrated to New York in 1806, converted to God in 1807, under the ministry of Rev. James Delsey, at which time he became a member of the M.E. Church, in which, until the period of his final departure, he distinguished himself as one of her brightest ornaments.  His was not the meteor's blaze, that dazzled for a moment and disappeared, but an increasing radiance by which he distinguished himself as a burning light in the world. For several months he appeared to be in declining state, yet hopes were entertained of his recovery.  It soon appeared, however, that disease had marked him for its victim, baffling the profoundest skill of the most eminent of our physicians.  He at length relinquished all hopes of recovery and gave himself up to die, without the least apprehension of alarm.  A few days before his departure, he expressed a strong desire to receive the holy sacrament.  On the day appointed, many of his brethren and friends repaired to his residence, to commemorate with him, for the last time on earth, the death and passion of our adorable Redeemer. The scene was interesting beyond description.  The entire circle bathed in tears could exclaim, with the Apostle at the transfiguration of Christ, "Master, it is good for us to be here."  The soul of dear Br. S. was tranquil, and not a cloud appeared to obscure his prospect of heaven.  John Baggerly  Vienna, March 27, 1849

Eleanor Culley
Northern Christian Advocate, April 11, 1849
Eleanor, the amiable and pious consort of Marcus Culley, of Liverpool, N.Y. [Onondaga Co.], died in holy joy and triumph, on the 8th inst.  Sister Cully, in her childhood and the days of her youth, was among the comparatively few, who (were it not, "Except" -- we all "be born again" -- we "cannot see the kingdom of God,")-- hardly needed to be regenerated.  Mild and agreeable in disposition, and all her outward movements, no great change could be expected by her conversion, in behavior or air, except that placid smile of heavenly joy which can rest on no countenance but that of a Christian.  Her death, therefore, though somewhat sudden and unexpected, did not find her unprepared.  Her soul was apparently in an ecstasy, and the words with which she addressed her husband and other relatives and friends, were such as one might expect almost that "angels" only "see," or, to fall directly from heaven. As this was at the time of our third quarterly meeting, the funeral sermon, on Saturday, by our P.E. (the Rev. N. Salsbury) to the very crowded congregation, we have reason to believe will not soon be forgotten.  Indeed, we have "good hope," that some at least, there learned to "Remember always"-- especially, as that important lesson was so oft repeated--"Forget it not--forget it not."  E.W.R. Allen.  Liverpool, March 28, 1849

Death Notices
Chenango Union, October 25, 1894

HAND:  In this village [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY], Oct. 18, 1894, Lydia Caroline Neely Buell, wife of Dr. Stephen M. Hand, aged 66 years.

COOMES:  In this village [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY], Oct. 20, 1894, Mr. William R. Coomes, aged 66 years.

GUILE:  In town of Norwich, Phebe A Guile, aged 46 years.

FOSTER:  In this village [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY] Oct. 22, 1894 Isabel [Foster], dau. of Gustav and Alphonsine Foster, aged 1 year 15 days.

SUMNER:  In Camden, N.J. Oct. 21, 1894, Cyrel [Sumner], infant son of Dr. Fred I. and Martha Sumner of Norwich [Chenango Co.., NY].

CAMPBELL: In New Berlin [Chenango Co., NY], Oct. 14, 1894, Mr. Jacob H. Campbell, aged 52 years.

NEARING:  In Sherburne, Oct. 18, 1894, Mrs. Joseph E. nNearing, aged 73 years.