Monday, July 21, 2014

Bainbridge Chamber of Commerce Officers 1971

Bainbridge Chamber of Commerce Announces New Officers for 1971
Tri-Town News, December 14, 1970
Bainbridge Chamber of Commerce announced their new officers at their annual meeting Saturday night at Rock Inn.  President for 1971 will be Lloyd Sipple, who is pictured seated alongside Mrs. Betty Terhune, Chamber director.  Standing (left to right) are Tracy Day, director; Paul Volkert, director; Clarence Pearsall, vice president; and Jerry Cleary, secretary.  Other members not in picture are Burt Bridge, treasurer; Edward Partridge, Don Eurillo and Roland Peckham, directors.  

Marriages (July 21)

Miss Margaret Elizabeth Taft, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Darwin B. Taft, of Pearl street [Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY], was married here Saturday evening to Dr. Robert Hazlett Clark, of Bainbridge, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hazlett Clark, of Meriden, Conn., in St. Peter's Episcopal Church.  The double ring ceremony as performed by the Rev. James E. Wolfe, rector.  The altar and chancel were banked with a profusion of white lilacs, artistically arranged, forming a most appropriate background for the occasion.  Miss Janet Juliand presented a program of wedding music at the organ.  The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a princess gown of ivory satin trimmed with Chantilly lace, made with long sleeves, sweetheart neckline, and a full skirt that terminated in a long train.  She wore a veil of tulle held in place by a tiara of seed pearls and carried a bouquet of white roses and lilies of the valley.  Mrs. Reginald Nichols, a sister of the bride, who was matron of honor, wore a princess gown of orchid taffeta trimmed with Chantilly lace.  Her headdress was a tiara of flowers with veil and she carried a bouquet of pink Joan Hill roses. The bridesmaids were Mrs. Robert Craver, a sister of the bride, and Miss Wilburna Holbert, of Utica.  They wore gowns of blue and pink chiffon respectively.  Donna Juckette, flower girl, was dressed in pale green taffeta trimmed with pink bows.  Her headdress was of pink flowers and she carried a basket of colonial flowers. Raymond Bowditch, of Bainbridge, acted as best man, and Dr. David Lieb and Kurt Schneider, both of Bainbridge, were ushers.  The bride's mother was attired in a dress of aqua blue crepe with beige accessories and a corsage of talisman roses.  The bridegroom's mother wore a dress of rose crepe with white accessories and a corsage of gardenias.  Following the ceremony a reception was held in the Guild Hall for members of the families and close friends.  The hall was beautifully decorated with various shades of lilacs, and crabapple, which formed a most attractive setting for the bridal party.  A three-tiered wedding cake, surrounded with lilies of the valley and flanked with cornucopias filled with lilies of the valley, centered the bride's table. The bride is a graduate of Bainbridge Central School and attended Lowell's Business College, Binghamton.  prior to her marriage she was employed by the Scintilla Magneto Co. Dr. Clark was graduated form Juaneata College with a degree in chemistry and was awarded his doctor's degree in chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania.  Dr. Clark who has been affiliated with the Casein company of America Laboratories for more than a year, has accepted a position in the Research Laboratories of the Ansco Film Co. in Binghamton, starting June 1.  Mrs. Clark chose for traveling a two-piece dress of light blue crepe with navy accessories and a corsage of white gardenias.  After a short wedding trip to New York City, the couple will reside in Binghamton [Broome Co., NY].    [Bainbridge News & Republican, June 1, 1944]
Herbert E. Petley and Mrs. Josephine Schweitzer were united in marriage on Sunday evening, May 28, at 8 o'clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Walter McIntyre on South Main street [Bainbridge, Chenango Co. NY].  The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Paul L. Carpenter, using the double ring service.  The home was attractively decorated with spring flowers.  The bride wore a two-piece powder blue dress with a corsage of white roses.  Sitting down at the attractively decorated table with the bride and groom following the ceremony were Mr. and Mrs. McIntyre, Mr. and Mrs. Newton Hovey and the Rev. and Mrs. Paul L. Carpenter.  Mr. and Mrs. Petley will reside at 5-1/2 Juliand street [Bainbridge, NY].  [Bainbridge news & Republican, June 1, 1944]
Wheeler - Smith:  Miss Alice Effie Smith, of Green Island, near Albany, and Dean Bussman Wheeler, of Hancock [Delaware Co., NY], were married Saturday evening, May 27.  The bride is the daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Harry D. Smith, of Green Island, and her father officiated at the marriage ceremony, which took palace at the Presbyterian Church, of which he is the pastor.  Mr. Wheeler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Percy Wheeler, is a graduate of Cornell University and is employed by the General Electric Company in Schenectady.  He has qualified for enlistment in the Navy on Special assignment.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, June 8, 1944]

Marriages Notices - Bainbridge Republican, June 10, 1876

Perkins - Church:  In Oxford, May 30th, 1876, by Rev. J.K. Peck, Mr. George Perkins, of Norwich [Chenango Co., NY], to Miss Mary A. Church, of Oxford [Chenango Co., NY].

Truesdell - Arms:  In Guilford, May 26th, 1876, by Rev. E.G. Cheesman, Mr. Jay E. Truesdell, of Owectonna, Minn., to Miss Fanny C. Arms, of East Guilford [Chenango Co., NY].

Connely - Willard:  In Greene, May 25th, 1876, by Rev. A.W. Snyder, Mr. George W. Connely, Edenburg, Pa., to Miss Annie H. Willard, of Greene [Chenango Co., NY.

Riddick - Thompson:  At the M.E. Church in Norwich, May 26th, 1876 by Rev. H.M. Crydenwise, Rev. Isaac H. Riddick, of Litchfield (Minnesota) Conference, to Miss Sarah Thompson, youngest daughter of the late Dr. James Thompson, of Norwich [Chenango Co., NY].   

Obituaries (July 21)

Elizabeth Corbin Lewis died in the Brooklyn Hospital May 11, 1944, where she had been a patient only a week, although in poor health for more than a year.  Born on the Corbin Homestead, near Bennettsville [Chenango Co., NY], Oct. 27, 1867, she was the daughter of Devillo White and Emaline (Mosher) Corbin.  Mrs. Lewis resided in Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY], where she graduated from the Free Academy, until her marriage to D Ward Lewis, of Brooklyn, on Sept. 16, 1890, at which time she moved to Brooklyn, returning summers to their home in Bennettsville.  She was a member of the First Unitarian Church, of Brooklyn.  Her life was one of service and she contributed generously to many charitable organizations.  She will long be remembered by her many friends for her happy cheerful nature.  The deceased is survived by a son, David W. Lewis, of Brooklyn; and two granddaughters, Betty Jane Lewis and Jean Louise Lewis, of Utica; and three nephews and three nieces.  Her husband, D. Ward Lewis, passed away in December, 1942, a son, Corbin D. Lewis, of Belleville, N.J., died in 1933 and a daughter, Emelyn Louise Lewis, succumbed in 1922.  Funeral services were held at the family home in Brooklyn on May 13 at 2 o'clock with Dr. Lathrop, minister of the First Unitarian Church, of Brooklyn, officiating.  The committal was at the crematory in Brooklyn.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, May 25, 1944]
August Frank Kurkowski, 48, Richfield Springs [Otsego Co., NY], died at Bassett Hospital, at Cooperstown Thursday night as the result of injuries sustained in a fall earlier that afternoon.  The owner of a two-story business on Otsego Lake, that village, Kurkowski was on a ladder painting a window sash, when the ladder slipped on the cement sidewalk, pitching him from it.  He fell headfirst, witnesses of the accident said, and his death was attributed to a fractured skull and internal injuries.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, May 25, 1944]
Fay, the nine-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Bacon, of Binghamton [Broome Co., NY], was suffocated Monday.  He turned over on his stomach while taking a nap in a narrow baby carriage and had been smothered by blankets. The mother had left the room for a few minutes and returned shortly to find him dead.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, May 25, 1944]
Frank E. Norton died Saturday at his home in Sidney [Delaware Co., NY].  He was born at Norwich [Chenango Co., NY], March 22, 1874, and had lived in Sidney since he was 17.  He was the son of Eugene and Adelaide (Fryover) Norton.  In 1905 he married Martha Hutchinson of Unadilla, who survives him.  He was a woodworker, carpenter and worker in concrete.  Mrs. Rufus Whitney, a step-daughter, of Sherbrooke, Canada, survives him. Another stepdaughter, Mrs. Howard Burton, died this month in Oneonta.  The funeral was held at the Carr & Landers Funeral Home Tuesday. Burial was in Prospect Hill Cemetery [Sidney, NY].  The Rev. Robert Moore, rector of the Episcopal Church, officiated.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, May 25, 1944]
William I. Titus, 76, formerly of Windsor [Broome Co., NY], died Friday at St. James Hospital, Hornell.  He is survived by two daughters, Viola Titus, of Waynesville, N.C., and Mrs. Leo Howe, of Waverly; five sons, John of Hornell, Ralph, of Binghamton, Robert, of England, Lorin, of Camp Cook, Calif., and Harold, of Aberdeen, Md.,; two sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Merritt, of Johnson City, and Mrs. Ethel Patton, of Binghamton.  The body was removed to the Clinton E. Wood Funeral home, Windsor, where the funeral was held Monday, the Rev. T. Pert Gates officiating.  Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Windsor.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, May 25, 1944]
Mrs. Edna Slater, aged 53 years, wife of Lawrence Slater, of Afton [Chenango Co., NY], died last week Tuesday morning in the Afton Hospital after a short illness.  She is survived by her husband, a daughter, Florence, and a son, Harold, who is in the U.S. service at Camp Wheeler, Ga.,  She is survived also by her mother, Mrs. Sarah Niven, and sister, Mrs. Maude Hunt, all of Afton, and two nephews, Donald and Kenneth Hunt, of New Jersey.  The funeral was held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Colwell's Funeral Parlors in Bainbridge.  The Rev Alan Douglas of the Baptist Church officiated.  Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Afton.  Mrs. Slater, a former school teacher, was a lifelong resident of that community.  She had served as registrar of vital statistics for the Village of Afton for a number of years and was a member of the Presbyterian Church.  Her sudden passing was a shock to her many friends and her genial, kindly manner will be missed by all, say the Enterprise.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, May 25, 1944]
Mrs. Elizabeth Wright, 81, was the third death in Sidney [Delaware Co., NY] in less than 24 hours.  She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Vern Cornell, Saturday.  Funeral services were held at the Cornell home Tuesday.  The Rev. Wilton J. Dubrick, Methodist Church, officiated.  Burial was in Afton.  Born in Kent, Eng., Nov. 30, 1869, she came to Long Island when five years of age.  Her husband, Charles Wright, died while they resided in Harpursville [Broome Co., NY], 12 years ago.  Since that time, she had made her home in Sidney.  Besides her daughter, she is survived by a grandson, Harold Cornell; a granddaughter, Mrs. Donald Gray, and a great granddaughter, Florence Cornell, of Sidney.  She had two brothers and a sister in England the last time she heard form there.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, June 1, 1944]
Private funeral services were held for Mrs. Jennie May Knapp Saturday afternoon, the Rev Charlton Opdyke, Sidney Congregational minister, officiating.  Mrs. Knapp died suddenly at her home on Wednesday, May 24, of a heart attack.  Born April 12, 1865, in Hamden, daughter of Donald Shaw and Eliza Williams Shaw, she married George E. Knapp, at Deposit on Oct. 25, 1887.  He died in May, 1932.  Her girlhood was spent in Bainbridge, and 53 years ago she came to reside in Sidney [Delaware Co., NY], where she made many friends.  She was a Presbyterian and also held offices in Susquehanna Council, No. 274, D. of P. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Susie Fritz and Mrs. Maude Dunne; a son, Ronald Knapp, of Sidney; one sister, Mrs. Harriet Eckett, of Chicago, Ill.; several grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, June 8, 1944]

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Post Listing July 14-20, 2014

Listing of blog postings for the week of July 14-20, 2014.

Posted July 14, 2014
Vivian Grant - Stephen Quimby (1944)
Annette Margaret Harrignton - Donald G. Shaver (engagement, 1944)
Mona Ann Hall - Kenneth Raymond lord (1944)
Frances Perrine - Eugene Houck (engagement, 1944)
Kathryn Helen Saunders - Sidney N. Pickens (1944)

Posted July 15, 2014
Genevieve Louise Reilly - Joseph J. Hurley (1944)
Mary E. Crooker - Edward T. Ashton (1944)
Bernice Carroll - Carl L. Cook (1944)
Miriam Elsie Tabor - Wayne E. Flatt (engagement, 1944)
Marriage Notices - Chenango Union, Oct.7, 1863
     Joseph H. Latham - Frances I. Randall (Norwich)
     John H. Currier - Arvilla L. Sanford (Georgetown)
     P. Simons (St. Louis, MO) - Emily Louisa Breed (Norwich)
     Charles A. Rosebrook - Phebe E. Dixon (Sherburne)
     Warren Catlin - Cerintha M. Brunson (Hamilton)
     A.Z. Thompson - Susan Tyler (South New Berlin)
     Nathan Thackwray - Eliza M. Smith (Guilford)
     Charles F. Mean (Oxford) - Eva M. Clarke (Wilmington, DE)

Post July 16, 2014
Marie Jean Lese - Jack Diamond (1944)
Francis Pauline Arbuckle - Angelo Sastri (1944)
Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Fletcher (30th anniversary, 1944)
Edna Krofft - Robert Meehan (engagement, 1944)
Mr. & Mrs. Ebenezer Adams (Plymouth NY, 40th anniversary, 1878)

Posted July 17, 2014
Pauline Beers - Ivan Peck (1944)
Mr. & Mrs. Frank D. Hoyt (50th anniversary, 1944)
Miriam E. Tabor - Wayne Flatt (1944)
Jacob Warner - Sarah McCullough (1876)
Henry B. Vandeusen - Hattie Gridley (1876)
Joel Judd - Amanda Minor (1876)

Posted July 18, 2014
Audrey Grace VanLoon - Earl James Preston (1944)
Mr. & Mrs. Ted Hamlin (27th anniversary, 1944)
Ruby Bowen - George Beckley (1944)
Jean A. Baird - Clifford C. Hulbert (1944)
Zita Charlotte Curtis - Carl O. Osterhout (1944)
Mr. & Mrs. Charles H. Moore (50th anniversary, 1944)
Marriage notices, Chenango Union,  Oct. 28, 1863
     Divillo S. Root (Oxford) - Anna M. Brown (Vesper)
     Lemuel Terrell - Susan B. Wells (Smithville)
     Enos Wood (Utica) - Della M. Mead (Smyrna)

Posted July 19, 2014
Evelyn G. Decker - Donald H. Pratt (1944)
Viron C. Sharpe - Minnie C. Evans (1891)
Marriages Notices, Chenango Union, Nov. 11, 1863
     Jacob Cline - Sarah A. Willcox (Smithville)
     J. Wilson - Phebe A. Scott (Greene)
     W.B. Conover - Maretta L. Foot (Coventry)
     Charles F. Wood - Elsie Anderson (Afton)

Posted July 20, 2014
Mr. & Mrs. Albert Campbell (60th wedding anniversary, 1944)
Grace Johnson - Robert Hawkins (1944)
Mary M. Hovey - Howard J. Foster (engagement, 1944)
Lydia Schultz - Arthur Bouren (1944)
Howard Decker - Donnie Campbell (1944)
Marilyn Mary Miller - Frederick Ernest Epply (1944)

Posted July 14, 2014
Melissa (Lilley) Foote (Sidney, Unadilla, 1943)
Jennie Augusta (Lobdell) Winegard (Sidney, 1943)
Reuben Lewis (Sidney, 1943)
Lynn Cogshall (West Laurens, 1944)
Allen H. Ross (Oxford, 1944)
Fenton Mills (Windsor, 1944)
Sarah E. Hurlburt (Binghamton, 1944)
Charles h. Latham (Norwich, 1944)
John Fletcher Davie (Harpursville, 1944)
H. Eugene Appley (Harpursville, 1944)

Posted July 15, 2014
Frances Elizabeth Lee (Franklin, 1944)
Elizabeth Moran (Coventry, 1944)
Lewis P. Stidd (Walton, 1944)
Byron H. Delavan (Skaneateles, 1944)
Frederick Robert Miller (Guilford, 1944)
Hattie Boyd Valentine (Bloomville, 1944)
Dr. Frank L. Winsor (Laurens, 1944)

posted July 16, 2014
Theodore H. Haynes (East Guilford, 1944)
Death Notices, Bainbridge News & Republican, Mar. 16, 1944
     Mrs. Jacob Geertgens (Franklin)
     Rachel Decker (Delhi)
     Joyce Adena Kittle (Guilford)
     Mrs Walter A. Cranston (Walton)
     Kittie Helen Place (Sidney)
Mrs. Donohue (Port Dickinson, 1876)
Linna Harrington & Henry Gross (Greene, 1876)
Sabrina Noble (Dundee, 1876)

Posted July 17, 2014
Grace Transue Haynes (Norwich, Clinton, 1944)
Alex C. Edwards (Franklin, 1944)
Minerva H. Gregory (Unadilla, 1944)
Elizabeth Richards (Chenango Forks, 1944)
Clarence A. Tracy (Afton, 1944)
Catherine Mills (Harpursville, 1944)
Mrs. Lewis Higler (Bainbridge, 1944)
Jay L. Anderson (Johnson City, 1944)
Clarence Shofkon (Susquehanna, PA, 1944)

Posted July 18, 2014
Patricia Ann Harman (Fort Plain, 1944)
Lee Bennett (Greene, 1944)
Howard J. Godfrey (Sidney, 1944)
George Adair (Binghamton, 1944)
James Francis Keough (Sidney, 1944)
Charles Edwin Lord (West Sanford, 1944)
Julia L. King (Guilford Center, Sidney, 1944)
Mrs. William L. Howe (Walton, 1944
Death Notices, Chenango Union, Nov. 11, 1863
     Louise M. Rice (Norwich)
     Charles Maydole Merritt (Norwich)
     Mary L. Wells (Pharsalia)
     Thankful Fitch (Smithville)
     Flora Rathbone (McDonough)
     William Stewart (Afton)

Posted July 19, 2014
John L. Simmons (Oneonta, 1944)
Leroy E. Harris (Bainbridge, 1944)
Arthur L. Colvin (Afton, 1944)
Lyman Bunnell (Oneonta, 1944)
Wilbur G. Clements (Sidney, 1944)
Mary Fox Herron (Cobleskill, Bainbridge, 1944)
Death Notices, Chenango Union, Dec. 23, 1863
     Hannah Annable (Oxford)
     Laura A. Race (Binghamton)
     Amy Grant (East Pharsalia)
     Emilia A. Bosworth (Utica)

Posted July 20, 1944
Giles McPherson (Guilford, 1944)
Lewis J. Newton (Montrose, PA, 1944)
George T. Tanner (Afton, 1944)
Cora A. Hendrickson (Afton, 1944)
George Mulwane (New Berlin, 1944)
Harry S. Smith (Sidney, 1944)
Death Notices, Bainbridge News & Republican, May 18, 1944
     Anna Michaels Wheeler
     Rev. Emmett Sloat (Monticello)
     Mrs. Ferris Bekin (Bloomville)
     DeWitt Southard (Otego, Prattsville)
     Ellen Clark O'Keefe (Liberty)

Posted July 14, 2014
Erection of Electric Plant to Start Soon in Bainbridge, 1944

Posted July 15, 2014
Nelson House Warming - Bainbridge, 1957

Posted July 16, 2014
BCHS Class of 1938 - Part 2
Soldier News -- continued
     Wellington Swart award Emblem for Civilian Service
     Orry E. Wright, Jr. Missing in Action
     Myrtle Padget Joins Service
     Fred Emeott Killed in Action
     Fred Peckham Tells of Gestapo Arrest

Posted July 18, 2014
Soldier News - Continued
     Local Families Have 4 Sons Each in Service
     Sgt. W.B. Davy is Marine in South Pacific (photo)
     Sgt. John Hill Completes 22 Missions
     Clarence Goad Missing in Action
     Roll of Honor dedicated in Guilford, Chenango Co., NY

Posted July 20 2014
Soldier News -- Continued
     Bruce M. Weeks Returns from Pacific
     Lt. Howard Phelps Brings Disabled Bomber to Safety
     Richard Edson Killed in Action
     Myron Carl Receives Commission in U.S. Air Corps
     Lt. Donald J. Patchen is Missing in Action

Soldier News -- Continued

Bruce Weeks Returns from Pacific
Bainbridge News & Republican, Apr. 27, 1944
Bruce M. Weeks, BM 1/C, USN
Bruce M. Weeks, BM 1/C, USN, who recently returned from the Pacific Combat area, spent last week with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. Ray Weeks. Petty Office Weeks was one of the first boys from Bainbridge to enter the Navy prior to the war, enlisting in December, 1939.
Lt. Howard W. Phelps Brings Disabled Bomber to Safety
Binghamton News & Republican, May 11, 1944
Sgt. Greg Mangin, the one-time Davis Cup star and national indoor tennis champion from New York, is the oldest gunner in the 15th Air Force bombardment group.  On a recent raid, an ack-ack gun started sending aces up his way.  When Sergeant Mangin recovered consciousness he found the tail turret full of smoke, a large dent in his flak suit, and cracks in his goggles from flak splinters that had penetrated the window of his position.  "Luck was with me, though." he related.  "I had glass splinters in my eyes and couldn't see very well.  Two engines were disabled, but out pilot (Lieutenant Howard W. Phelps, 7 Medford street, Binghamton) got us back safely."  Greg got into the war the hard way. At 35 he was too old to be a pilot, navigator or bombardier.  He finally succeeded in talking his way into aerial gunnery.  Lt. Phelps is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Phelps, former residents of Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY]. 
Richard Edson Killed in Action
Bainbridge News & Republican, May 18, 1944
First Class Seaman Richard W. Edson, 18-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Edson, Sr. of Union Center [Broome Co., NY], has been listed killed in action in the Atlantic. 
Myron Carl Receives Commission in US Air Corps
Bainbridge News & Republican, May 25, 1944
Aviation Cadet Myron L. Carl, son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac L. Carl, Afton [Chenango Co., NY], was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Army Air Forces May 20 after completing bombardier training at the Carlsbad (New Mexico) Army Air Field.  Lieutenant Carl now becomes one of the Army Air Forces new "triple-threat men"--airmen who have completed instruction in dead-reckoning navigation and aerial gunnery in addition to the regular bombardiering course.  As an officer in the Army Air Forces ready for active duty, his destination is not disclosed.  He is a graduate of Cornell University, Ithaca.  
Lt. Donald Patchen is Missing in Action
Bainbridge News & Republican, June 1, 1944
Lt. Donald J. Patchen
Lieut. Donald J. Patchen, Mustang fighter pilot, of Bainbridge [Chenango  Co., NY], son of Mr. and Mrs. Earle V. Benedict, has been reported missing in action over Germany according to a telegram received by his mother from the War Department early Wednesday morning.  The telegram reads:  "The Secretary of War desires one to express his deep regrets that your son, Lieut. Donald J. Patchen, has been missing in action since the 19th of May over Germany.  If further details or other information are received you will be promptly notified.  Dunlop, Acting Adjutant General"
Lieut. Patchen, who has been overseas since the early part of the year, was a member of the fighter group commanded by Col Donald J.M. Blakeslee, of Fairport, Ohio, which set new AAF records for the destruction of enemy aircraft during the month of April.  With a claim of 207 victories, 112 on the ground Col. Blakeslee's group broke all previous records for enemy aircraft destroyed during a 30-day period.  This pushed the group's total to above the 500 mark, the highest of any group in the European Theatre of Operations (348 ground--155 Air for 503!).  On Apr. 8 the same group of Mustang pilots accounted for 31 German craft in the air, the most enemy planes ever destroyed on one mission by a fighter outfit operating over Europe. 
Lieut. Patchen, a former graduate of Bainbridge Central School, was one of the newest arrivals in this outfit  Besides his numerous raids over German occupied territory, he had participated in escort missions over Berlin.  Lieut. Patchen is the third boy from Bainbridge to be listed as missing in action since the outbreak of the war.  S/Sgt Edward Peckham was the first service man to be listed and was later accounted for as a prisoner of war in Germany.  Leon Mott, S 1/C, who was on the ill-fated destroyer Strong, was the second listed as missing.  All the friends of Donald and his parents anxiously await further news and hope and pray for his safety.  

Marriages (July 20)

Wed 60 Years
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Campbell
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Campbell observed their 60th wedding anniversary on May 4 by entertaining at a family dinner in their home on South Main street [Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY].  the honored couple was married in West Virginia by Mrs. Campbell's uncle, the Rev. Silas Auvil.  Dinner was served at noon to members of the immediate family.  The table was centered with a large bride's cake beautifully decorated with roses, with bouquets of daffodils completing the table arrangement.  Mr. and Mrs. Campbell were recipients of a purse of money, many cards and candy.  Those present were:  Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gregory and son, Roy, of Norwich; Mr. and Mrs. Francis Campbell, of Oxford; Mrs. Clifton Steward and daughter, and Mrs. Francis Manwarren and son, of Norwich; Mr. and Mrs. Dow Campbell and daughter, Mrs. Donald Quinney, of Bainbridge; Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Fisher and daughter, Shirley, and son, Bryce, of Afton; Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Ireland and sons, Ralph and Elton and daughter, Phyllis, of Bainbridge; Mr. and Mrs. Merton Hovey and daughter, Pearl, and son, Merton, Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Campbell and daughter, Sharon, of Afton.  Those unable to attend were Donald Campbell, of Afton; Sgt. Raymond Gregory, who is in the South Pacific; Donald Quinney, of Bainbridge, and Francis Manwarren, of Norwich, who are both in the service; and Clifton Stewart, of Norwich.  [Bainbridge News & Republican,  May 11, 1944]
Mrs. C.A. Hovey announces the engagement of her daughter, Miss Mary M. Hovey, to Pvt. Howard J. Foster, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Foster.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, May 11, 1944]
Miss Lydia Schultz, nurse in the Binghamton City Hospital, became the bride of Corporal Arthur Bouren Monday afternoon, May 8, at 3 o'clock in the Methodist church at North Sanford.  The church was decorated with evergreens, snapdragons and Iris, Mrs. R. Baker, of Harpursville, sang "I Love You Truly," accompanied on the organ by Mrs. Regina Mapes, who also played the wedding march.  The double ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. William F. Miller, a former pastor.  The bride, given in marriage by her brother, Thomas Schultz, wore white satin with sweetheart tiara and finger-tip veil, and carried a bouquet of white roses.  Mrs. Milton Menhennett, sister of the bride, was matron of honor and wore an aqua organdy dress with hat and veil to match and carried a bouquet of red roses.  A friend of the groom was best man.  Misses Margaret and Mary Rothganger, twin sisters of the bride, acted as ushers.  They wore yellow organdy dresses with hats and veils to match and corsage of blue iris.  A reception was held at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Margaret Rothganger, in the evening.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, May 18, 1944]
Decker - Campbell:  Cpl. Howard Decker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Warner Decker, former residents of Preston Park, and Bonnie Campbell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Campbell, of Covington, Va., were united in marriage Saturday, May 6, at the Falling Spring Valley Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Hammond Kirk.  [Bainbridge news & Republican, May 18, 1944]

Miss Grace Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Johnson, of Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY], became the bride of Pfc. Robert Hawkins, Army Engineers Corps, Fort Dix, N.J., son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Harder, 101 Center street, Oneonta [Otsego Co., NY], at 8 o'clock Monday evening, May 8.  The ceremony was performed by Dr. Charles S. Pendleton at his home.  The couple was attended by Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Logan, of Oneonta.  the bride was attractive in a light blue tweed suit, and her bouquet was red roses.  Her matron of honor wore a brown suit and a corsage of yellow roses.  A reception was held at the Harder residence, which was decorated with green and white carnations and snapdragons.  On their wedding trip the couple went to Fort Dix, where the bride spent a short time before returning to make her home with Mr. and Mrs. Harder.  Mrs. Hawkins graduated form Bainbridge High School and is employed at Karmelkorn.  Pvt. Hawkins attended Oneonta High School and worked at the D.&H. roundhouse before entering the Army Nov. 28, 1942. [Bainbridge News & Republican, May 18, 1944]

Miss Marilyn Mary Miller, of New York City, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John S. Miller, of Boston, was married to Frederick Ernest Epply, B.M. 2/C, U.S.  Navy, son of Wiliam J. Epply and the late Mrs. Epply, of Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY], May 18, at the Little Church Around the Corner, New York City.  The bridal couple is spending a few days here at the Epply home.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, May 25, 1944]

Obituaries (July 20)

Lewis J. Newton, 28, who was critically injured in a motorcycle-automobile crash in Binghamton early Wednesday night, died Friday at City Hospital.  A machine operator at Remington Rand, Mr. Newton, was a resident of Montrose, Pa., R.D.2.  Honorably discharged from the Army May 12, 1943, Mr. Newton was the father of two small children.  His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Newton, of Montrose, also survive.  Death resulted from a fractured skull and other injuries.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, May 18, 1944]

George T. Tanner, aged 83, of Afton [Chenango Co., NY], died at his home there last Thursday evening.  He is survived by his widow, Estella; one daughter, Mrs. Bernice DuMond, of Afton; two sons, Thurston of Columbia City, Ind., and Gilman, of Norwich; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  A private funeral service was held at his home Sunday afternoon.  The Rev. Allen Douglas officiated.  Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Afton.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, May 18, 1944]

Mrs. Cora A. Hendrickson, 82, died Friday at her home in Afton [Chenango Co., NY], after a long illness.  She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Mary Andrews and Mrs. Clara Meek, both of Afton.  Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at Tabor's Funeral Home, with the Rev. Allen Douglas officiating. Burial was in the East side Cemetery, Afton.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, May 18, 1944]

George Mulwane, of New Berlin [Chenango Co., NY], died suddenly of a heart attack while at work on the O.&W. Railroad, Monday morning at 10:30.  funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Colwell's Chapel, Bainbridge.  [Bainbridge news & Republican, May 18, 1944]

Final rites were held Wednesday afternoon from the Dakin Funeral Home in New Berlin, for the late Giles McPherson, of Guilford [Chenango Co., NY], whose death occurred in the winter at the home of his daughter. Mrs. Jack Anthony, and husband.  The body was placed in its final resting place in the Riverview Cemetery, Oxford. [Bainbridge News & Republican, May 25, 1944]

Funeral services for Harry S. Smith, who died at his home in Bridge street, Sidney [Delaware Co., NY], Friday night, were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Carr & Landers Funeral Home, with the Rev. Charlton E. Opdyke, pastor of the Congregational Church officiating.  Burial was in the Franklin Cemetery [Delaware Co., NY].  Mr. Smith was born Jan. 24, 1874, at Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY], the son of Frank and Adelaide (Ramsdell) Smith.  He was married to Rose Cleveland, who survives him.  He was production manager for 23 years for the Dairymen's League until he retired about two years ago.  He came to Sidney from Utica 21 years ago and had made his residence here since then.  He is also survived by a son, Sidney, whose home is in Edmeston but is now in the U.S. Navy; a daughter, Marjorie, of Sidney, three grandchildren, Hugh, who is in the U.S. Navy, Jean and Arlene, of Edmeston; also a sister, Mrs. Emerson Smith, who lives in the Unadilla Road.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, May 25, 1944]
Death Notices - Bainbridge News & Republican, May 18, 1944
Mrs. Anna Michaels Wheeler, aged 77, widow of Antone Wheeler, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Florence Kain, at Lew Beach, Monday evening after a short illness.  Mrs. Wheeler, a resident of New York, had been spending two weeks with her daughter.  Death was due to heart disease. the body was taken to New York. 
The Rev. Emmett Sloat died recently at Monticello [Sullivan Co., NY].  He had suffered a hip fracture in a fall on an icy sidewalk in front of his home about two months ago.

Mrs. Ferris Bekin, of Bloomville [Delaware Co., NY], died last week Wednesday at Delhi hospital after a two-week illness with influenza, pleurisy and complications.  Mrs. Bekin's death occurred eight weeks after the death of her son.

DeWitt Southard, former town of Otego [Otsego Co., NY] supervisor, died on Tuesday of last week a his home in Prattsville [Greene Co., NY].

Mrs. Ellen Clark O'Keefe, of Liberty [Sullivan Co., NY], the mother of 10 living children and the widow of Michael O'Keefe died Apr. 30, aged 87.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Obituaries (July 19)

John L. Simmons, of Oneonta [Otsego Co., NY^], aged 51, who had suffered from heart trouble three years, died Saturday.  He was born July 11, 1892, at Horton Switch, Delaware County, son of Jake and Ida Simmons.  He married Miss Rosina Simmons at West Oneonta, May 6, 1920. Except for a short time in New Jersey, their married life was spent in Oneonta and West Oneonta.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Apr. 27, 1944]
Leroy E. Harris died suddenly today (Thursday) at about 12 o'clock at his home on Main street in this village [Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY].  Mr. Harris had been about his garden and went into a back room in the house and sat down in a chair to rest and passed away before medical aid could arrive.  Mr. Harris was the son of George and Mary (Farrington) Harris and was born at Treadwell [Delaware Co., nY], Jan. 22, 1859.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Apr. 27, 1944]

Arthur L. Colvin, 74, died Monday afternoon in Afton Hospital from burns received when his clothes were ignited by a small bonfire.  Colvin, who was employed as sexton at the East Side Cemetery in Afton [Chenango Co., NY], had raked leaves into a pile at one corner of the cemetery.  There he built a small fire.  While standing in a cornfield on the other side of the fence, Colvin's clothes ignited and burned him badly.  He was found lying unconscious in the field by a man identified as "Red" Kane, who notified the Afton Fire Department, which sent the ambulance to the cemetery.  Colvin died approximately one hour after he reached the hospital. A former inspector of the Broome County Insurance Department, Mr. Colvin was well known throughout the county.  He had been sexton at the East side Cemetery for several years.  He is survived by his widow, Ermina Hand Colvin; a brother, M. Laverne Colvin, both of Afton, and a niece, Verna Botwick, of Cortland.  The body was removed to Tabor's Funeral Home, Afton, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday.  The Rev. Kenneth Kingston, pastor of the Afton M.E. Church, will officiate.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, May 4, 1944]

Mary Fox Herron, 92, mother of Mrs. Louis Fairbanks, of Greenlawn avenue [Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY], died in a Binghamton Hospital Apr. 30 after being in ill health for sometime.  She was born Nov. 30, 1851 at Sloansville, Schoharie County, a daughter of John P. Fox and Henrietta Strain.  Mrs. Herron was a descendant of pre-Revolutionary Dutch who settled in Schoharie County, and who fought against the Iroquois at the time of the Cobleskill Massacre.  The greater part of her life was spent near Cobleskill [Schoharie Co., NY] where she taught school until her marriage to Charles S. Herron, who died in 1923.  Since that time she had made her home in Bainbridge.  Since early girlhood she had been a member of the Methodist church and for many years was active in the Woman's Temperance Union.  She leaves two children besides Mrs. Fairbanks, Schuyler F. Herron, of South Royalton, Vt.; and Milo D. Herron, of Washington, D.C.; there are also seven grandchildren, Betty K. Herron, Barbara L. and Jean Herron, all of Washington, D.C.; and Mary H. and Helen E. Fairbanks, also of Washington, D.C.; besides Pvt. Charles H. Fairbanks and Lieut. Paul D. Fairbanks, both in the Armed Forces.  A prayer service was held at the Colwell's Funeral Parlors Wednesday evening with the Rev. James E. Wolfe officiating.  The interment took place Thursday morning in the Cobleskill Cemetery.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, May 11, 1944]

Lyman Bunnell, of Oneonta [Otsego Co., nY], and brother of William Bunnell, of Bainbridge, died in the Fox Memorial Hospital, Oneonta, Apr. 18, a few hours after he had been stricken with a heart attack at the Delaware & Hudson roundhouse where he was employed.  He was 60 years of age.  Born in Walton [Delaware Co., NY] the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bunnell, he was employed by the O.&W. R.R. in Walton for a number of years prior to his 30 years of employment with the D.&H.  He served in the U.S. Army on the Mexican border and was a member of the Lutheran Church in Oneonta, and the Brotherhood of Trainmen.  The deceased is survived by his widow, two sons, Ralph, of the U.S. Army in Utah, and Paul, of the U.S. Coast Guard in Brooklyn; a daughter, Mrs. Everett Westcott, of Oneonta; one grandchild; another brother, John, of Albany; a sister, Mrs. Charles Stiles, of Binghamton; and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held Apr. 22 with a prayer service at the house at 11 a.m. and at the Lewis Funeral Parlors at 2 p.m. with the pastor of the Oneonta Lutheran Church officiating.  Bearers were members of the Brotherhood of Trainmen. Burial was in Walton.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, May 4, 1944]

Wilbur G. Clements, prominent businessman in Sidney [Delaware Co., NY] for 13 years, died at his home there Tuesday after a heart attack.  the funeral was held Friday afternoon in the Congregational Church, with the Rev. Charlton H. Opdyke officiating.  The body was at Carr & Landers' Funeral Parlors until Friday noon. After the funeral, it was cremated and the ashes buried in Bloomfield, N.J.  He was born Feb. 22, 1883, in Newark, N.J.  In 1904 he married Viola Archer, of New Jersey.  They had one daughter, Jeanne.  Upon his arrival in Sidney, Mr. Clements became associated with the Wheeler & Mabey insurance and real estate office. After the death of P.O. Wheeler, he conducted the office.  Mr. Clements was active in the affairs of the Congregational Church and other organizations.  At the time of his death he was a trustee of the church, was serving on the Prudential Committee, and was a member of the Laymen's Conference.  During previous years he had been a member of the choir.  He was secretary of the Rotary Club and in the past had been president.  He was also a member of the F.&A.M. Lodge 801, and a promoter of Boy Scout work.  Besides his wife and daughter, Mrs. Richard McClelland, of Sidney, he is survived by a sister, Mrs. Florence Carr, and a brother, Frederick Clements, of Nutley, N.J.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, May 11, 1944]

Josephine B. Monfort, died April 14th, 1876, aged 39 years and 8 months and 6 days.  After a brief period of suffering care she has been called from family and friends to that better and brighter home to be forever at rest.  Such is life, but a few steps from the cradle to the grave, all its issues are in the hand of God. When we begin to live we begin to die.  Passing away is indelibly written upon all the land marks of life as our inevitable doom.  Our days flow away like the water, and we spend the years as a tale that is told, "borne on by the resistless course of time, we find ourselves nearing the shore of the unseen land, and pausing ere we cross the dread river of death.  As we see the last change, the palling cheek, the quivering lips and closing eyes, moments are lengthening into hours, the innermost recesses of our being are stirred. The bursting heart would break with anguish unspeakable and full of woe, were it not for the assurance that the stern decree, dust thou art and unto dust thou shall return.  hath no power over the soul, and though loved friends die, they shall live again."  [Bainbridge Republican, Apr. 22, 1876]

Death Notices
Chenango Union, Dec. 23, 1863
In Oxford [Chenango Co., NY], Dec. 5th, Mrs. Hannah Annable, wife of the late Elisha Annable, aged 79 years.
In Smithville [Chenango Co., NY], Dec. 5th, Mr. Philo Cole, aged 46 years. 
In Binghamton [Broome Co., NY], Dec. 8th, Laura A., wife of Charles T. Race, aged 26 years. 
In East Pharsalia [Chenango Co., NY], Dec. 19th, Mrs. Amy Grant, wife of Luther Grant, aged 23 years, 7 months and 29 days. 
In Utica, N.Y., on Friday, October 30th, at the residence of her brother-in-law, William W. Wood Mrs. Emilia A. Bosworth, wife of Josiah Bosworth, of Pharsalia, Chenango Co., aged 51 years and 9 months.
The subject of this notice was one of earth's precious gems.  From her youth she always felt it her duty and privilege to administer to the wants of the poor, the outcast, the sick and afflicted, of earth's children.  It was her meat and drink to do the will of her Heavenly Father  Her faith in God as the Father and Savior of all men, made her a practical Christian.  She loved the sanctuary; she loved the church of Christ, and its ordinances; she delighted in singing the praises of God, and to pour out her soul in prayer to the Father of Spirits.  She was a good companion, a tender and affectionate mother, a devoted sister, and dutiful child.  She had a smile and a word of cheer for the sick, and the dying, and the mourner.  During her protracted illness, not a murmur escaped her lips; perfectly resigned to the will of God, she made all necessary arrangements for her departure; and having expressed an earnest desire for the writer of this notice to attend her funeral, she folded her arms upon her breast, and fell asleep in Christ, the hope of her soul.  Her remains were brought to her home in Pharsalia, and on the Sunday following her funeral was held in the Presbyterian church, where a large congregation of sympathizing friends and neighbors listened to a discourse in defense of that faith and hope she loved so well in life, and which gave her such joy and peace in the hour of death.  She has left a husband and seven children, and a large circle of relations and friends, to mourn her departure.  What is our loss is her immortal gain.   


Marriages (July 19)

Miss Evelyn Grace Decker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Percy G. Decker, 156 River street, Oneonta [Otsego Co., NY], and A/C Donald H. Pratt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pratt, of Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY], were married Sunday in St John's rectory, Bainbridge.  The double ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. John J. Toomey, pastor.  Mrs. Roger Dales, of Oneonta, was matron of honor and the best man was P.F. Ryan, of Bainbridge.  The bride wore a powder blue suit and a corsage of orchids, and the matron of honor was attired in a gray suit with a corsage of roses and sweet peas. The bride's mother wore a powder blue dress and a corsage of Talisman roses while the bridegroom's mother was dressed in a cathedral print with a corsage of red roses.  A reception for 20 was held at Hotel DeCumber, Sidney, with table decorations in red, white and blue candles, and sweet peas and snapdragons. The three-tiered wedding cake was decorated with a miniature Army officer and bride.  The bride's gift to the matron of honor was a lapel pin while the bridegroom gave the best man a leather billfold.  A/C and Mrs. Pratt went on a short wedding trip to Syracuse and vicinity, and after a 17-day furlough they will go to Avon Park, Fla., where he is stationed.  Mrs. Pratt graduated from Oneonta High school in 1943 and is a member of Tau Phi Epsilon sorority.  A/C Pratt is a graduate of Bainbridge High School and attended the Academy of Aeronautics, LaGuardia Field, before entering the service in 1942.  Guests were present from Oneonta, Sidney and Ithaca.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Apr. 27, 1944]
Mr. Viron C. Sharpe, of Nineveh [Broome Co., NY], left home on Tuesday for New York city, and on Wednesday Feb. 25th, he was married to Miss Minnie C. Evans, of Utica, N.Y. [Oneida Co., N Y]  The ceremony was performed by the Rev. George S. Webster, formerly of Nineveh, and whose wife is the bride's sister.  Mr. and Mrs. Sharpe, were handsomely remembered with presents from their numerous friends. After a brief honeymoon in New York, they will return to Utica and then to their future home in Nineveh.  They have the heartiest congratulations and best wishes for a happy future.  [Afton Enterprise, Mar. 5, 1891]
Marriage Notices
Chenango Union, Nov. 11, 1863
In Smithville, on the 4th inst., by Rev. E. Puffer, Mr. Jacob Cline, to Miss Sarah A. Willcox, both of Smithville [Chenango Co. NY]. 
In Greene [Chenango Co.,k NY], on the 27th ult., by Rev. W.A. Smith, Mr. J. Wilson to Miss Phebe A Scott
In Coventry [Chenango Co., NY], on the 26th ult. by Rev. W.A. Smith, Mr. W.B. Conover to Miss Maretta L. Foot. 
In Bainbridge, Oct. 18th, by J.D. Newell, Esq., Mr. Charles F. Wood, to Miss Elsie Anderson, both of Afton [Chenango Co., NY].  

Friday, July 18, 2014

Soldier News -- Continued

Local Families Have 4 Sons Each in Service
Bainbridge News & Republican, April 6, 1944

Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY] now has three families with four sons each serving in the Armed Forces of their country:  Mr. and Mrs. Otto F. Neidlinger have Sgt. Frederick Neidlinger, of Aberdeen, Md.; Earl K. Neidlinger, Mo.M.M. 3/C, only sailor from Bainbridge in the submarine service; P.F.C. Douglas L. Neidlinger, who is in England; and Otto G. Neidlinger, S 2/C, USNR who is in training at Memphis, Tenn. 
Mr. and Mrs. Fayette L. Smith have P.F.C. Harold I. Smith and Pvt. Edson H. Smith, both serving in England; Lt. Robert F. Smith, a pilot in the U.S. Air Force; and Fayette L. Smith, Jr., A.S. USNR, who is receiving boot training at Sampson. 
Mrs. Youngs, of Newton avenue, has Sgt. Eric T. Youngs, of Camp Claiborne, La.; Cpl. George W. Youngs, of Salt Lake City, Utah; Cpl. Clarence B. Youngs, overseas; and another son, of Endicott, who is serving in the U.S. Navy. 
W.B. Davy in South Pacific
Bainbridge News & Republican,  April 13, 1944
Marine in South Pacific
SGT. W.B. Davy
Sgt. John Hill Completes 22 Air Missions
Bainbridge News & Republican, April 13, 1944
It was announced by the 13th AAF overseas that Technical Sergeant, John N. Hill, son of Mrs. George Hill, of Dauphin, Canada, was recently presented the Air Medal and the Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster for "Extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight on combat operational missions." 
Sergeant Hill is a First Engineer and Serial Gunner on a 13th AAF Liberator bomber now operating overseas in the combat zone of the South Pacific.  In the last six months overseas, he has successfully completed 22 raids on heavily defended Jap bases where exposure to enemy airplanes and enemy fire were habitually expected and in numerous instances encountered. 
Sergeant Hill was graduated from the Dauphin High School.  His wife resides at Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY].
Clarence Goad Missing in Action
Bainbridge News & Republican, April 20, 1944
The official casualty list of those missing in action last week Tuesday gives the name of P.F.C. Clarence Goad, son of Mrs. Edith Delancey, of Maryland, and formerly of Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY].  Clarence was serving in the Mediterranean area.  A brother, Jack P. Goad, is also in the service.
Roll of Honor Dedicated, Guilford, Chenango Co., NY
Bainbridge News & Republican, April 27, 1944
At a very impressive service, the Roll of Honor bearing the names of Guilford's young men and women in the armed forces of the United States was dedicated, Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The dedication service was scheduled to take place on the green beside the Roll of  Honor, recently placed, but stormy weather made it impossible to have the service out of doors so Christ church was chosen and all quietly passed into the church and paid honor to the American youth whose names are on the Roll of Honor.  Opposite the name of Roland McPherson there is a gold star showing one of our own boys has already made the supreme sacrifice. 
Walter Thielke, in a very capable and sincere manner, presented the program.  The Boy Scouts, under their leader, George Sherman, presented the colors; the Rev. J.W. Bump offered an opening prayer; this was followed by the reading of the 82 names on the Roll of Honor.  During the service the first verses of the Star Spangled Banner and Onward Christian Soldiers were sung.  County Judge Frank Barnes, of Norwich, was chosen speaker on this occasion.  His message was well chosen. A man who served as a lieutenant in the A.A.F. in World War I., he knew whereof he spoke.  As a father, who has a son serving somewhere in New Guinea, his message reached the parents, whose sons' names appeared on the roll. 



Obituaries (July 18)

Patricia Ann Harman, 4-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry O. Harman, of Fort Plain [Montgomery Co., NY], died early Friday morning of acute laryngitis with streptococcus infection.  She had attended kindergarten Thursday morning, and upon rising from her nap in the afternoon complained of a sore throat.  Her mother summoned their family physician who administered the sulpha drug; early in the evening the child went to sleep and after midnight she had a spasm of coughing.  Her mother picked her up and she apparently fainted.  Again the mother called the physician and upon his arrival he pronounced her dead; approximately 12 hours from the time she was stricken.  Patricia was born May 11, 1939 in Oneonta [Otsego Co., NY].  She is survived by her parents, her father, Pvt. Harman, who is stationed at Camp Wheeler, Ga., has been in the service just two weeks; a brother, Boyd; and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R. Douglas Boyd, of Gloversville; and Mr. and Mrs. Martin Harman, of Bainbridge.  A prayer service was held at the family home in Fort Plain Monday morning and later a service at the vault at Greenlawn Cemetery, Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY].  [Bainbridge News & Republican, April 13, 1944]

Lee Bennett, of Greene [Chenango Co., NY], and father of Mrs. Edward Gliha, of Bainbridge, died suddenly of a heart attack Saturday night at his home.  Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) at 1 o'clock at the Tabor Funeral Parlors in Greene.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, April 13, 1944]

Howard Godfrey, lifelong resident of Sidney [Delaware Co., NY], died at his home on River street, Monday morning.  Mr. Godfrey would have been 71 years old on Saturday.  He was born Apr. 22, 1873, in Guilford [Chenango Co., NY], the son of John James and Adelaide Godfrey.  He married Jessie Satchell, May 2, 1909.  Mr. Godfrey was employed in the First National Bank in Sidney for 48 years, leaving the bank about six years ago.  He was treasurer of the Sidney School Board for 40 years and treasurer of St. Paul's Episcopal Church for more than 50 years.  At present he was tax collector for the Village of Sidney and during his lifetime has held other public offices.  He was a member of the Sidney Masonic Lodge and the Knights of Pythias.  He is survived by his widow, a sister, Mrs. Annie Gibbs, of California, and John Godfrey, of the U.S. Army, stationed in England.  Burial was in Prospect Hill Cemetery [Sidney, NY]. The Rev. Robert Moore, rector of St. Paul's Church, officiated at the funeral, which was held at the Carr & Landers Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Wednesday.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Apr. 20, 1944]

Funeral services for Howard J. Godfrey, of Sidney [Delaware Co., NY], were held on Wednesday in Carr-Landers Funeral Chapel with his rector, the Rev. Robert H . Moore, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, officiating.  Burial in Prospect Hill Cemetery [Sidney, NY].  Born, April 22, 1873, at Guilford, the son of John James Godfrey and Adelaide (Burlison) Godfrey, he married Jessie Satchall, May 2, 1909, and after many months of illness he passed away at his late home, Sidney, April 17.  Few men were better known and few had more friends than Howard J. Godfrey, who had resided in Sidney most of his life and served the public in many ways, says the Unadilla Times.  He began working in the Sidney National Bank at the age of 16, continuing his services there until six years ago, with the exception of six months spent in Honolulu.  He was cashier at the time of his retirement.  He was treasurer of school district for 40 years and treasurer of St. Paul's Episcopal Church over 50 years, had been tax collector and held other official positions.  In fraternal societies he was a member of Sidney Order of Masons and of Knights of Pythias.  Besides his wife, he is survived by one sister, Mrs. Annie Gibbs, North Hollywood, Calif.,; two nephews, John Gibbs, California, and John Godfrey, in England; three nieces, Mrs. john Davidson, Mrs. Alton Butler and Mrs. Marion Coulter, of Sidney.  [Bainbridge news & Republican, Apr. 27, 1944]

George Adair, of Binghamton [Broome Co., NY], died in the Wilson Memorial Hospital, Johnson City, Saturday at 11:05 p.m.  He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. James Freeman, of Binghamton, and Mrs. Carl Chaffee, of Johnson City; one brother, Charles Adair of Earlville; one granddaughter, Margaret Chaffee, of Johnson City.  The body was removed to the J.F. Rice Funeral home, Johnson City, where the funeral was held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.  The Rev. Burke Rivers officiated. Burial was in Deposit [Broome Co., NY].  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Apr. 27, 1944]
James Francis Keough died Sunday night, and his funeral was held at his home in Sidney [Delaware Co., NY] Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  The Rev. Charlton Opdyke, pastor of the Congregational Church, officiated. Burial was in Prospect Hill Cemetery [Sidney, NY].  He was born March 25, 1883, in Binghamton [Broome Co., NY], the son of John and Eliza (Kinnier) Keough.  He married Lillian Webb, of Sidney, and they have resided there for 45 years.  Mr. Keough is survived by his wife; a sister, Mrs. Jennie Webb, of Binghamton; a daughter, Mrs. Theron Weeks, and two grandchildren, of Deposit.  He was a silk weaver and a bartender at the Hotel DeCumber.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Apr. 27, 1944]
Charles Edwin Lord, aged 68, passed away Saturday at his home in West Sanford [Broome Co., NY].  He is survived by his widow, Lena; two sons, Hayes, of West Sanford, and Leland of Louisville, Ky; also his half-sister, Carrie Butler, of Greene; his stepmother, Sarah Lord; half-sister, Grace Monahan; half-brother, Delevan Lord, all of Bainbridge; also several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Colwell Bros. Funeral Chapel in Bainbridge.  The Rev. Paul Carpenter officiated.  Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Afton [Chenango Co., NY].  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Apr. 27, 1944]
Julia L. King died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Lewis Tilford, at Guilford Center [Chenango Co., NY], Saturday morning, April 22, after an illness of several months.  Besides the sister above mentioned, she is survived by two sisters, Miss Elizabeth A. King, also of Guilford Center, and Mrs. Jennie Merritt, of Wurtsboro; and two brothers, Elmer King, of Middletown, and R. Victor King, of Englewood, Colo.  Funeral services were held at the Carr & Landers Funeral Parlors, in Sidney, Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Burial was in Prospect hill cemetery, Sidney [Delaware Co., NY].  [Bainbridge News & Republican,, Apr. 27, 1944]
Mrs. William L. Howe, of Walton [Delaware Co., NY], died at Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, Thursday morning, April 20, from injuries received in an automobile wreck on Monday, April 10.   That night the car of Joe Duncan, in which Mrs. Howe was a passenger, was wrecked when it went off the end of a culvert near the Harris farm, the former Barlow place, between Beerston and Rock Rift [Delaware Co., NY].  Mrs. Howe suffered a ruptured kidney and was taken to the Cooperstown hospital at the direction of Dr. F.R. Bates.  She had had several blood transfusions, but passed away as stated.  The body was taken to Walton Thursday, and the funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the Holmes Funeral Home.  Besides the husband seven sons survive, Pvt. Melvin Howe, stationed at Camp Maxey, Texas; George, William, Alfred, Clayton, Harland and Glenford.  Mrs. Howe was 45 years of age.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Apr. 27, 1944]

Death Notices
Chenango Union,  November 11, 1863

In this village [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY], on Thursday, Nov. 5th, 1863, Louise M., wife of George E. Rice, Editor of the Chenango Telegraph, aged 29 years, 6 months and 20 days.

In this town [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY], on the 31st, ult. of cholera infantum, Charles Maydole, son of Charles H. and Cornelia Merritt, aged 9 months. 

In Pharsalia [Chenango Co., NY], on the 29th ult., Mary L., wife of M. A. Wells, aged 25 years.

In Smithville [Chenango Co., NY], on the 29th ult., Mrs. Thankful Fitch, aged 82 years, 4 months, and 16 days.

In McDonough [Chenango Co., NY], on the 27th ult., Flora, daughter of Lewis A. and Lois Rathbone, aged 8 years.

In Afton [Chenango Co., NY], on the 14th ult., Mr. William Stewart, aged 66 years. 

Marriages (July 18)

Miss Audrey Grace VanLoon, of Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY], and Earl James Preston, of Afton [Chenango Co., NY], were married Sunday afternoon at 2:30 in St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Bainbridge. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. James E. Wolfe.  The bride wore a street length dress of light blue with dark blue accessories and a corsage of red roses.  The maid of honor, Miss Mary Hovey, was attired in beige with brown accessories and a corsage of spring flowers.  Howard Stilson, of Afton acted as best man.  Mrs. Preston before her marriage was employed in the office of the Casein Company of America. Mr. Preston is employed by his father, Herbert Preston, and will reside on his farm.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, April 13, 1944]
On Friday evening, Apr. 7, a group of friends gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Hamlin to help them celebrate their 27th wedding anniversary.  Progressive pinochle was played as entertainment with Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hoyt winning high score and Mrs. Day and Lynn Klinetob low score.  Refreshments were served and a beautiful anniversary cake was the highlight of the evening.  Each lady was presented with a corsage by the host.  Guests included:  Mrs. Jeanne Delello, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Klinetob, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Day, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Coon, Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Niles, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hoyt and Mr. and Mrs. Moritz Roehlk.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Apr. 13, 1944]
Miss Ruby Bowen, of Otego [Otsego Co., NY], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Bowen, of Princeton, W. Va., became the bride of George Beckley, of Otego, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Otego Methodist Church.  The ceremony as performed by the pastor of the church.  A reception followed the ceremony after which the bridal couple left on a short trip to Albany.  Both Mr. and Mrs. Beckley are employed at the Scintilla Magneto Co.,  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Apr. 13, 1944]
Miss Jean A. Baird, daughter of Arvid F. Baird, of Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY], and Mrs. William Kinch, of Sidney [Delaware Co., NY], and Cpl. Clifford C. Hulbert, USMC, of the U.S. Naval Hospital, Newport, R.I., were united in marriage Easter Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock in the Methodist parsonage at Unadilla [Otsego Co., NY].  The double ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. George E. Youngs pastor of the church.  The couple was attended by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Birdsall, of Sidney.  Mrs. Hulbert is a graduate of Sidney High School and is employed at the Scintilla plant.  Cpl. Hulbert returned to the Naval Hospital at Newport on Apr. 12, but expects to be transferred to the Naval Hospital at Sampson in the near future.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Apr. 20, 1944]
Mrs. Walter Curtis announces the engagement of her daughter, Zita Charlotte, to Carl O. Osterhout, Private First Class, United States Marines.  The wedding will take place in September.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Apr. 20, 1944]
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Loomis of East side, Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY], held open house, Tuesday, Apr. 18, in honor of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Moore, who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on that day.  A buffet luncheon was served throughout the afternoon.  Mrs. Ray Hathaway of Windsor, poured. The dining table was attractively decorated, gold and green decorations predominating.  Two large bride's cakes flanked each end of the table, surrounded by tall white tapers in rose point candlesticks, and yellow roses.  Baskets of yellow roses and calendulas added to the attractiveness of the living room.  Mrs. Moore wore a corsage of yellow daffodils and white sweet peas while Mr. Moore wore a boutonniere of yellow roses.  Donald Loomis, accompanied by his mother, Mrs. L.E. Loomis, sang several tenor solos, including "O Promise Me."  Among those present were two sons of the honored couple, Vernon Moore, of Norwalk, Conn., and Lloyd Moore, of Milford, Conn.; another daughter, Mrs. Jerry Acquino, of Sandy Hook, Conn., was unable to attend because of illness. Besides a purse of money, Mr. and Mrs. Moore were recipients of many useful gifts, cards and flowers.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Apr. 27, 1944] 
Marriages Notices
Chenango Union, October 28, 1863
In Vesper, Onondaga Co. on the 14th inst., by Rev. Thomas Brown, Mr. Divillo S. Root of Oxford [Chenango Co., NY] to Miss Anna M. Brown, of Vesper, daughter of the officiating clergyman. 
In Smithville centre [Chenango Co., NY], on the 14th inst., by Rev. J.C. Ransom, Mr. Lemuel Terrell, to Miss Susan B. Wells, both of Smithville. 
On the 21st inst., by Rev. M.S. Platt of Hamilton, Mr. Enos Wood, of Utica [Oneida Co., NY], to Miss Della M. Mead, of Smyrna [Chenango Co., NY].   

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Marriages (July 17)

Peck-Beers:  In one of Delaware County's early spring weddings, Miss Pauline Beers, daughter of Mrs. Anna Beers, Walton [Delaware Co., NY], became the bride of Ivan Peck, son of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Peck, Walton, on Sunday.  The ceremony as performed by the Rev. Harold C. Hill.  The bride is a graduate of Franklin School.  Mr. Peck attended Walton schools and is engaged in farming.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Apr. 6, 1944]
Mr. and Mrs. Frank D. Hoyt, of Juliand street [Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY], observed their 50th wedding anniversary last week Wednesday with open house in the afternoon.  Mrs. Clarence Hoyt and Mrs. Lynn Klinetob acted as hostesses.  In the evening, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Hoyt entertained the entire family at dinner in their   honor.  Those attending included:  Mr. and Mrs. Richmond Ellis, Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Klinetob and son, Terry, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hoyt, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Curley and Mrs. Wilbur Purdy, all of Sidney; Mr. and Mrs. Elverton Hoyt and sons, Rolland and Dick, and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hoyt and son.  Following the dinner, the group journeyed to the Hoyt home in Juliand street where games were enjoyed.  Mr. and Mrs. Hoyt were the recipients of many cards and beautiful flowers.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Apr. 6, 1944]
St. Ann's Episcopal Church [Afton, Chenango Co., NY] was the setting Easter Sunday at 4 p.m. for the wedding of Miss Miriam Elsie Tabor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest T. Tabor, of So. Main Street, Afton, and Wayne E. Flatt, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Flatt, of Middleport [Niagara Co., NY].  The double ring ceremony as performed by the Rev. James E. Wolfe, rector of St. Ann's Church.  The altar was decorated with white lilies in brass vases and brass candelabra with white tapers.  Baskets of pink and white snapdragons decorated the pulpit and reading table.  The Tiffany widows were the setting for white tapers in brass candlesticks.  A program of wedding music was played by Mrs. Jere A. Jenks, of Afton.  Miss Jeanne Flatt, sister of the bridegroom was maid of honor.  Russell Parker, of Lockport, was best man. The ushers were Earl Nearing, of New Berlin and James Earl, of Unadilla.  The bride was attired in a heavy ivory slipper satin gown, fashioned with princess bodice and bouffant skirt.  The sweetheart neckline and bodice were embroidered with seed pearls and the formal train fell in deep folds from the waistline.  Her veil of imported English tulle was caught to a coronet of duchess lace embroidered with seed pearls to match the embroidered bodice.  She carried an arm bouquet of white roses and gypsophila.  Her only ornament was an antique gold cross and chain which was worn by her maternal grandmother at her wedding.  The maid of honor was gowned in talisman yellow tulle and lace.  The fitted bodice of lace had a sweetheart neckline and a tracery of the lace outlined it. The bouffant skirt of tulle matched her triangular lace hat, which ended in a shoulder length veil of the same tulle. She carried an arm bouquet of talisman roses. The bride's mother selected a French blue sheer gown with ceil blue and white accessories. The bridegroom's mother chose a navy sheer gown with Alice blue paneling and navy and white accessories  Both mothers wore corsages of gardenias.  Following the ceremony, a reception and luncheon were held for more than 100 guests at the bride's home.  The house was decorated with pink and white sweet peas, sweetheart roses and pink and white snapdragons.  The bride's table, laid for 20, was resplendent with white damask, candlewick crystal and centered with a bridal cake decorated with gardenias. The flowers flanking the cake were white sweet peas, sweet alyssium and smilax. The cake was topped with a miniature bride and bridegroom standing beneath an arch of tiny gardenias with roses and wedding cake.  After a reception the bridal couple left for a wedding trip to western New York.  The bride selected a three-piece suit, the dress being black and white shepherd check with American Beauty red topcoat, black accessories and a corsage of gardenias.  On their return they will reside in South New Berlin until July 1, then go to Barker, where Mr. Flatt is engaged as head of the Agricultural Department of Barker Central School.  Mrs. Flatt is a graduate of Afton Central School with the Class of 1936, and from Eastman School of Music of Rochester in 1942.  She is a member of Sigma Alpha Iota, national music fraternity.  Mr. Flat is a graduate of Middleport High School, Class of 1938 and Cornell University, 1942.  Both have been members of South New Berlin faculty for two years.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Apr. 13, 1944]

We record with pleasure this week the marriage of our worthy friend Mr. Jacob Warner to Miss Sarah McCullough, one of the fairest daughters of the Susquehanna.  Cupid is everywhere busy with his pranks, and this union is but one of the natural and agreeable results of his happy work.  Our young friends set fourth on the matrimonial career with bright prospects, and we wish them all the happiness a wedded life can bestow.  [Bainbridge Republican, Feb. 26, 1876]

Henry B. Vandeusen and Miss Hattie Gridley think to remain single would be far from agreeable and therefore the wedding on Wednesday last.  [Bainbridge Republican, Feb. 12, 1876]

Our community was not a little surprised to learn that on Wednesday evening of last week, Mr. Joel Judd, of Coventryville [Chenango Co., NY], had entered our midst, and had claimed as his bride, Mrs. Amanda Minor.  The surprise, no doubt, was much greater than it would have been had they not all supposed it to be the other fellow, but, at this day and age of the world, when railroads, centennial expositions, etc., are all the go, it is hard telling what may happen.  [Bainbridge Republican, Jan. 22, 1876]

Obituaries (July 17)

A resident of Norwich [Chenango Co., NY] for 18 years prior to her removal to Clinton [Oneida Co., NY] last July, Mrs. James A. Haynes died Thursday in Faxton Hospital, Utica, after an illness of several weeks.  The former Grace Transue, she was born in Hancock [Delaware Co., NY], May 15, 1889, daughter of Addison and Ellen (Grant) Transue.  Educated in the Deposit school she was married to Mr. Haynes Sept. 6, 1914.  Services were held at Clinton, Sunday.  Burial will be in Clinton.  Besides her husband, Mrs. Haynes is survived by five daughters and a son.  They are:  Mrs. Maxwell Blemis and Mrs. James Hendricks, of Norwich; Mrs. Robert Hauer, of Clinton; Caroline and Mary Haynes, of Clinton, and Pvt. James Haynes, of Camp Croft, S.C.  One granddaughter also survives as do two sisters.  Mrs. Charles Uddelhoffen, of Binghamton, and Mrs. Charles Male, of Harpursville, and three brothers, Harry Transue, of Johnson City, Frank, of Binghamton, and John, of New York, also several sisters and nephews.  Mrs. Haynes was a former resident of Deposit [Broome Co., NY], where she resided with her parents for several years before her marriage.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Apr. 6, 1944]

Alex C. Edwards, well known retired farmer of Franklin [Delaware Co., NY], died at his home Monday afternoon of last week.  He had been in poor health for several years and ill since December with a heart ailment which caused his death.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Apr. 6, 1944]

Mrs. Minerva H. Gregory, of Unadilla [Otsego Co., NY], passed away at her home Thursday morning after a brief illness, at the age of 80 years.  She was the daughter of Delos Sewell and Jennie Buell Sewell, and was born Nov. 1, 1863.  Mrs. Gregory married Milo C. Gregory on Nov. 24, 1886, at St. Matthew's Church of which she was a life-long communicant.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Apr. 6, 1944]

Mrs. Elizabeth Richards, 18, of Chenango Forks [Broome Co., NY], died Wednesday night in the Binghamton City Hospital.  She is survived by her husband, Private Halsey Richards, with the U.S. Army in Oklahoma; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bruce, of Chenango Forks; a sister, Mrs. Francis Stone, of Chenango Forks, and a brother, Pvt. James Bruce, of Fort Riley, Kans.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Apr. 6, 1944]

Clarence A. Tracy, 54 years old, of Afton [Chenango Co., NY], died Tuesday night of last week in Lourdes Hospital, Binghamton.  He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Charles Tracy; a brother, Byron Tracy, and a nephew, Harold Tracy, all of Norwich.  Services were held at the Tabor Funeral Home in Afton, Friday afternoon.  The Rev. Allen Douglas officiated.  Burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Afton.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Apr. 6, 1944]

Mrs. Catherine Mills, 77, of R.D.2, Harpursville [Broome Co., NY], died in the Binghamton City Hospital, Thursday night.  She is survived by five sons, William, Joseph and George Mills, all of Harpursville, Fred Mills, of Smithville Flats, and Nelson Mills, of Greene; a step-son, Henry Mills, of Berea, Ohio; four daughters, Mrs. Joseph Ruzicka and Miss Catherine Mills, of Harpursville, Mrs. Jay Seal, of R.D.3, Binghamton, and Mrs. Walton Riley, of Windsor R.D.2; a brother-in-law, Thomas Huggins, of Harpursville, and 15 grandchildren.  Funeral was held at Kark's Funeral Home in Harpursville, Monday afternoon, Burial in Knox Cemetery, Ouaquaga.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Apr. 6, 1944]

The funeral of Mrs. Lewis Higler was held last Tuesday morning from the residence, 63 North Main street [Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY], at 9 o'clock, and at St. John's Church at 9:30, where a Solemn High Mass was celebrated.  The Rev. Anthony Veit, a nephew, from Hamburg, was the celebrant and the Rev. Francis Zimmer, of Vestal, who was a former pastor of St. John's Church at Bainbridge, acted as deacon, while the Rev. John J. Toomey, now pastor of St. John's Church at Bainbridge, was the sub-deacon of the mass.  The following priests were in the sanctuary:  The Rev. Charles Coveney, of Norwich; the Rev. Henry Contois, now pastor at North Syracuse, and a former pastor at St. John's Church at Bainbridge; the Rev. John Phelan, of Binghamton, and the Rev. John Kavanaugh, of Sidney.  The altar boys were:  Michael Flyzik, master of ceremonies; acolytes were William Vawter and Frank Strasnicsak; thurifer, Patsy Puerile.  Mrs. Higler was a respected citizen of Bainbridge for over 50 years and was held in the highest esteem by all of her friends and acquaintances.  The survivors, beside her husband who resides at 63 North Main street, are a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Gardner, of Norwich; two nieces, Mrs. Elizabeth Christlow, of Youngstown, Ohio, and Mrs. Elizabeth Shapley, of Guilford; five nephews, Henry Pfeil, of Guilford, William Gardner, of Sherburne, Charles Gardner, of Oxford, Henry Gardner, of Bainbridge and Louis Pfeil, of West Orange, N.J.  Mrs. Higler belonged to the Rosary Society of St. John's Church and the Rosary was said at the home on Monday evening at 7:30 by the Fathers Toomey and Veit, assisted by the Rosary Society.  This was one of the largest funerals ever held at St. John's Church and many out of town friends attended.  Committal services were held at Greenlawn Cemetery [Bainbridge, NY], conducted by Father Veit assisted by Fathers Zimmer, Contois and Toomey.  The body was placed in the vault at the Greenlawn Cemetery pending interment in the Oxford Cemetery at a later date. The following acted as pall-bearers:  Dr. Raymond Spahr, William Bonnell, Salvey Papallo, Patrick Ryan, Sr. Charles Flyzik and Dr. J.M. Flannery, all of Bainbridge.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, April 6, 1944]

Jay L. Anderson, 65, for 40 years a resident of Johnson City [Broome Co., NY], died last Thursday at his winter home in St. Petersburg, Fla.  Mr. Anderson was born Aug. 29, 1878, at Mt. Upton [Chenango Co., NY], and passed his younger days in Bainbridge before moving to Johnson City.  For several years he was engaged in the real estate and insurance business with his father, Homer J. Anderson.  Besides his widow, Mrs. Helen M. Anderson, he is survived by an uncle, Luman G. Anderson, of Oneonta.  The body will be taken to the J.F. Rice Funeral Parlors some time in May, and service will then be held in Bainbridge.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Apr,. 6, 1944]

Clarence Shofkon, 49, a widely-known Susquehanna [PA] resident and a nephew of the late Fritz Shofkon, of Bainbridge, died in Barnes Memorial Hospital last week Tuesday from pneumonia.  He was ill about two days.  Mr. Shofkon, a veteran of World War I, served under General Pershing in France.  After the war he was employed for some time as a clerk in the Brown hardware store Susquehanna, and later followed farming and trucking.  For more than a year he was employed in a war plant in the Triple Cities.  He is survived by his widow and nine children, the oldest of whom is 15, and the youngest one year.  Two sisters, Mrs. Edward Whitmore and Mrs. Melvin Whitmore, of Susquehanna, R.D. 3, and a brother, Delbert Shofkon, of Sherman, Pa., also survive.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Apr. 13, 1944]

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

BCHS Class of 1938,, Part 2

Bainbridge Central High School - Class of 1938
Senior Portraits
"Echo" 1938
Adrian Donahe
You will be the lawyer of our class.  You are a quiet student but your mind is busy with problems which confront you.  

Homer Dutcher
You are inclined to be serious  You are ambitious and persevering and are capable of working long and hard without giving way to discouragement.

Victor Foster
You are scientifically minded.  You are gifted in accomplishing things requiring deep concentration and good reasoning.  Your ideas are in the field of Civil Service.  Your readiness to cooperate with your fellow classmates has made you a favorite with us all.

Esther Franks
You are by nature given to inquiry and experiment.  You will seek a vocation that will keep you in the midst of people.  We hear that you want to be a switchboard operator in a large establishment.

Loretta Getter
You are quiet and reserved, calm, cool and collected.  All of these traits will aid you in your life's work.  You are fond of home and family and are very industrious. 

Jeanne Hamlin
Yours is a loving, sympathetic nature.  You are most likely to succeed in pursuits that require industry, tact and deep concentration.  You will make an expert nurse, but will go deeper than that.