Monday, January 21, 2019

Listing of Blog Posts January 7 - 21, 2019

Listing of blog postings for January 7 to 21, 2019

Posted January 7, 2019
Ellen C. (Sprague) Dixon (Smyrna, 1874)
Clarissa Brown (Pharsalia, 1884)
Eunice Lucretia (Lyon) Smith (West Bainbridge, 1895)
Sophronia A. (Sumner) Bixby (Bainbridge, Norwich, 1896)
Eli Prince (Bainbridge, 1897)

Posted January 8, 2019
Dr. Ezekiel Guy (Harpursville, 1895)
Mrs. Addison Miller (Ketchum's Corners, Broome Co., NY)
Emma Tiffany (Afton, 1897)
Sarah J. (Barstow) Hoskins (West Bainbridge, 1896)
Ella M. Corwin (Middletown, 1889)
Elizabeth (Earle) Wilson (Coventry, New Berlin, 1896)

Posted January 9, 1896
Hattie Reynolds (Sidney, 1882)
Charles L. Fairchild (Bainbridge, 1895)
James A. Prouty (Bainbridge, 1896)
Rachael Hare (Harpursville, 1896)
Jessie (Rider) Owen (Norwich, 1896)

Posted January 10, 1896
Claude Utter (Oxford, 1939)
Grace Isabel (Bennett) Lyon (Bloomington IL, Sidney, 1919)
Matthew P. Van Dusen (Colliers NY, Unadilla, 1919)
Menzo Sweet (Guilford, 1925)
Death Notices - 1870
     John E. Cole (Norwich, 28y)
     Samuel S. Eldredge (North Pitcher, 68y)
     Mercy Moore (Mt. Upton, 70y)
     Charles F. Seely (Preston, 7y)
     Betsey E. Gilbert (Afton, Guilford, 75y)
     Col. Levi Chubbuck (Wellsboro PA, Oxford, 64y)
     Richard W. Whittington (Spencer IA, Coventry)

Posted January 11, 2019
Rev. John S. Mitchell (Smyrna, 1918)
Stanley J. Skinner
Pheobe (VanDerwarker) Atwater (Bainbridge, 1896)
Charles Walrath (Center Village, 1896)
Hiram C. Burlingame (Norwich, 1939)

Posted January 13, 2019
Seth Bartlett (Franklin, Sidney, 1884)
William Dale (Brookfield, 1920)
Harriet (Dale) Frink (Brookfield, 1920)
Elijah Dutillier (Richfield Springs, 1920
Death notices - 1870
     Georgie Frink (Norwich, 11y)
     Samuel Arms (Guilford, 61y)
     Nancy Evans (Smyrna, 82y)
     Joseph Walker (Oxford, 74y)
     Harriet E. Warn (Oxford, 50y)
     Susan K. (Pettis) Welch (Mt. Upton, 21y)

Posted January 14, 2019
Elizabeth H. Chapman (Rock Stream NY, 1897)
Alexander W. Hand (Oneonta, 1897)
Richard Bush (Guilford, North Afton, 1897)
Jessie M. Clark (Bainbridge, 1897)
Sherman Holden (Bennettsville, Afton, 1897)
Luella Jane Ireland (West Bainbridge, 1897)
Katie H. Banner (Bainbridge, 1893)
Fred M. Muhlig (Joliet IL, 1920)

Posted January 16, 2019
Keturah (Randall) Colton (Norwich, 1870)
Frederick Hartwell Willcox (Smyrna, Chicago IL, 1940)
Chauncey Crandall (Norwich, 1940)
Death Notices - 1870
     Olmsted Mason (Norwich, 40y)
     Caroline Wilson (Pitcher, 56y)
     Daniel Burke (South New Berlin, 15y)
     Philinda Kent (Guilford Center, 87y)
     William Winter (Greene, 80y)
Posted January 17, 2019
Theodore G. Fisher (Smyrna, 1868)
Calvin Fisher (Sherburne, 1868)
Sarah Jane (Fisher) Hartwell (Sherburne, 1915)
Death Notices - 1868
     Mary S. Avery (Norwich, 79y)
     Henrietta Dibble (Norwich, 41y)
     Thompson G. Fisher (Sherburne, 76y)
     Calvin Fisher (Sherburne, 68y)
     Frankie Fisher (North Norwich)
     Edward Murphy (McDonough, 70y)
     Wilmot Roberts (Oxford, 67y)
     Andrew McNeil (Oxford)
     Mary Ann Brady (Cazenovia, 33y)

Posted January 18, 2019
Nathaniel Chapman (Plymouth, 1900)
Alonzo Cook (Three Lakes WI, Norwich, 1887)
Dorcas S. (Moon) Cook (Sherburne, 1894)
Arthur Barnett (Bainbridge, NYC, 1927)
Death Notices - 1870
     David Carey (Greene, 70y)
     Son of Solomon Terwilliger (Greene, 5y)
     Luke English (Chenango Forks, Greene, 72y)
     Jared Bassett (Coventry, 81y)
     Eva Lansing (Marquon IL, Greene, 17y)
     Mariette (Rockwell) Brown (Triangle, 34y)
     Mary A. Ball (South New Berlin, 33y)
     Charles Curtis (Bainbridge, 87y)
     James M. Burns (Bainbridge, 43y)

Posted January 21, 2019
Hector Beecher (Norwich, Coventry, 1912)
Charles Rumph (Greene, Otisville, 1912)
Leonard B. King (Oxford, Brisbin, 1912)
George D. Cowles (Smithville, 1912)
Mildred Wilcox Adsit (Sherburne, 1959)

Posted January 12, 2019
Harry Mosher - Eva Rood (Bainbridge, Binghamton, 1894)
Fred Todd - Lucy Pratt (Binghamton, 1912)
Lewis L. LeFevre - Mrs. Adelia Dean (Binghamton, Greene, Tunnel, 1912)
Rev. W.T. Blair - Margaret Rhodes (Plymouth, Pa., Wyoming, PA, 1912)
Ivan Olmstead - Charlotte Miller (Greene, 1912)
Zella Margaret Davis - George H. Lloyd (Oxford, 1912)
Eliza Juliand - Dr. George Davis (Greene, Durham, NC, 1912)
George B. Burchard - Mrs. Nelia Barry (Binghamton, 1912)

Posted January 15, 2019
Don Alonzo Gilbert Jr. - Emma Reese (Bainbridge / Willkesbarre PA, 1894)
Bonnie B. Thurber - Tracy N. Wright (Smithville/Brisbin, 1912)
Mabel Ells - Olin E. Kirkland (Coventry, Bainbridge, 1908)
Olive Race - Hubert E. Ryan (Oxford, 1907)
Marriage Notices - 1875
     Hamlet H. Richmond - F. Louisa Allen (Norwich)
     Charles N. Pratt - Nettie Allen (Elyria OH/South Otselic)
     Joseph Graney - Anna Myres (Norwich/Sidney Plains)
     Rev. Russel Todd - Cora A. Brown (Oxford/Oriskany Falls)
     Smith Faulkner - Maria E. Cook (Smyrna)

Posted January 11, 2019
Guilford Central School Teachers & Staff from times past

Posted January 19, 2019
Photos of the family of Benedict Scott of Afton, NY

Obituaries (January 21)

Hector Beecher
died February 2, 1912, Norwich, NY
Hector Beecher, formerly a well known resident of Coventry [Chenango Co., NY], died Monday at his residence in Norwich [Chenango Co., NY].  His age was 86 years.  His wife, who was Naomi Seeley, died in 1904.  The funeral was held in Norwich yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. jJ.L. Ray officiating.  The remains were taken to Coventry for burial.  

Charles Rumph
died September 19, 1912, Greene, NY
The death of Charles Rumph occurred at the New Commercial Hotel where he had been making his home for several years, Thursday evening, Sept. 19.  He had been in ill health for the past seven years and was 61 years old.  Mr. Rumph had been in the creamery business for 27 years, being in the employ of the Empire State Dairy Co., of Brooklyn most of the time.  He was a member of Eastern light Lodge, F.&A.M. Masonic services were held at Masonic Temple Friday evening and the body taken to Otisville, Orange county, for burial.

Leonard B. King
died December 22, 1912, Oxford, NY
Leonard B. King, formerly of Brisbin, who for some time has been boarding at the St. James hotel in this village, died Sunday evening from cerebral hemorrhage.  He was born in King's Settlement [Chenango Co., NY] Dec. 16, 1836, and for a number of years lived on a farm just below Brisbin. Since the death of his wife he had lived in Coventry and this village.  He is survived by one son, George A. King, of Middleport.  The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Ira W. Bingham of Norwich officiating. Burial was made in Riverview cemetery [Oxford, Chenango Co., NY].

George D. Cowles
died December 22, 1912, Smithville, NY
George D. Cowles, a life long resident of Smithville [Chenango Co., NY] and a well known farmer, died at 3 o'clock Sunday morning, after an illness of only four days with pneumonia.  Mr. Cowles was born in June 1843, near the place where he had always lived.  His parents were Carlos B. and Lois Hubbard Cowles, who were well known in their day.  He married Maria A. Sharp.  He owned a very large farm and was known as an honest, upright man, a kind husband and a loving father.  He had an extensive acquaintance throughout the county and was an active member of Pomona Grange. Surviving Mr. Cowles are his wife, two daughters and two sons, namely, Mrs. George H. Day of Brisbin, Mrs. Frank Hollenbeck of Smithville, Leon Cowles of Tyner, and Dell R. Cowles of Watertown. The funeral was held at the home Tuesday morning at 11 o 'clock, Rev. George R. Foster of Greene officiating.  At the interment which was in Sylvan Lawn, Greene, Eastern light lodge no. 126, F.&A.M. of which Mr. Cowles was one of the oldest members, conducted the services.

Mildred (Wilcox) Adsit
Norwich Sun, October 15, 1959
Mrs. Mildred Wilcox Adsit, 50, of Sherburne R.D. 1 [Chenango Co., NY], died at the Chenango Memorial Hospital [Norwich, NY] last night at 11:15 following a heart attack. She suffered the attack at her home and was brought to the hospital by the Sherburne Emergency Squad accompanied by Dr. Harry Epstein.  Mrs. Adsit was born May 15, 1909 in Smithville Flats [Chenango Co., NY], a daughter of George and Maude Wilcox.  She married Lawrence Adsit October 26, 1926 in Oxford.  She had been a resident of Sherburne for the past 25 years.  Besides her husband, Mrs. Adsit is survived by two sons, Homer and Stanley Adsit of Sherburne, a daughter, Mrs. Charles Collins of Greene; three brothers, Floyd Wilcox of New Berlin, Linn Wilcox of Sherburne, and Clifford Wilcox of Columbus, also several nieces and nephews and an aunt, and five grandchildren, Charles and Sandra Collins of Greene, Larry, Kay M. and Ann Adsit of Sherburne.  The body is at the Robert J. Fahy Funeral home, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, the Rev. Roland Ritchie, former pastor of the Plymouth Methodist Chruch officiating.  Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Sidney [Delaware Co., NY].

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Scott Family of Afton

Scott Family of Afton, Chenango County, New York

Scott Family Portrait, about 1900
Left to right (surname of all is Scott)
Row 1 (sitting):  Frank, Grandma, Grandpa, Lena, Lucy
Row 2 (standing):  Carl, Nettie, Rose, Alice, Felora, Benedict

Note: "Grandpa" & "Grandma"  possibly Benedict Scott (1834-1901) and Karolina Scott (1839-1914) who are buried in Glenwood Cemetery in Afton. 

Frank Scott

Frank & Clara Scott
"Sent 1937 from Prosser, Washington"

 Lucy Scott

Mother Scott

Taken Thanksgiving Day 1945
1) Frank Scott, 2) Hazel Scott Ames 3) oldest girl at home (probably Clara Louise) 4) Whitney Ames 5) Harry Scott 6) Donna 7) Lelia 8) Harry's adopted daughter

Friday, January 18, 2019

Obituaries (January 18)

Nathaniel Chapman
Chenango Semi-Weekly Telegraph, January 27, 1900
Nathaniel Chapman was born in Plymouth, Chenango county, N.Y., November 25, 1817, and died in Argos, Ind., January 18, 1900.  He was united in marriage to Lois Potter Jennings, in Plymouth, March 10, 1839.  There were born unto them five children, all of whom, with the aged wife and mother, survive him.  He moved to Indiana in 1865, where he has retained his home ever since, in or near Argos, although for five years he lived mostly in Illinois near Sycamore.  He was engaged in the milling, flour, mercantile and drug business, and farming.  He was a very active worker, until the infirmities of old age forbade him.  A great reader, he has often said that he had read every issue of The Telegraph from its start.  He was an indulgent father, a kind husband, generous in hospitality.  A champion of the right, he has gone to his reward.  Funeral at the M.E. church (of which he has been a member over 50 years) at Argos, Sunday, January 21, 1900, at 10:30 a.m.

Alonzo Cook
Chenango Semi-Weekly Telegraph, October 12, 1887
Mr. Alonzo Cook died of paralysis at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Emma Cushman, at Three Lakes, Wis., Oct. 4th, 1887, aged 75 years.  Mr. and Mrs. Cook were visiting at their daughters at the time of his death.  He was very highly esteemed as a citizen and neighbor.  For many years he was a devout member of the M.E. Church in this village. The funeral was largely attended from his late residence, Tuesday at 1 P.M., Rev. I.N. Shipman officiating.

Dorcas S. (Moon) Cook
Chenango Semi-Weekly Telegraph, January 20, 1894
Mrs. Dorcas S. Cook, wife of Thompson E. Cook of Sherburne [Chenango Co., NY], died at their home, a short distance out of the village of Earlville, Jan. 10, 1894.  Her maiden name was Moon.  She was born Apr. 25, 1818 and was married to her now bereaved husband Apr. 10, 1836.  For over 30 years they had lived in Sherburne.  They had recently disposed of their house and purchased one in Norwich where they expected to remove in a few weeks, and where their daughter and son-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Per Lee Shaw, were to live with them.  Mrs. Cook became a Christian in her early childhood, uniting with the M.E. Church at 12 years.  Her experience as a Christian was clear and decided.  She sought to ever walk in the light and to prove the power of Christ's blood to cleanse from all sin.  Funeral Jan. 13 at the M.E. Church in Earlville.

Arthur Barnett
Norwich Sun, October 17, 1927
Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY]:  Arthur Barnett, 21 year old son of Maurice Barnett, treasurer of the Casein Company of America and well known in Bainbridge, Binghamton and Norwich was drowned in a swimming pool Friday night. The young man was only 21 years of age.  He came to Bainbridge five years ago to learn the production end of the Casein business.  and between the time when he came and the time of his leaving about a year ago, made many friends, particularly among the young people.  He frequently visited Binghamton and on one occasion won an ice skating contest there. Since he went back to New York, he has several times come upstate to visit friends.  Mr. Barnett had been swimming alone in a pool in the apartment house where his parents live, at 344 West 72nd street, New York, and was found dead at the bottom of the pool.

Death Notices
Chenango Union, April 13, 1870

CAREY:  In Greene [Chenango Co., NY], March 30th, Mr. David Carey, aged 70 years and 3 months.

TERWILLIGER:  In Greene [Chenango Co., NY], April 1st, a son of Solomon Terwilliger, aged 5 years, 8 months.

ENGLISH:  In Chenango Forks [Broome Co., NY], April 3d, Mr. Luke English, aged 72 y'rs, formerly of Greene [Chenango Co., NY].

BASSETT:  In Coventry [Chenango Co., NY], April 1st, Mr. Jared Bassett, aged 81 years.

LANSING:  In Marquon, Ill., Feb. 28th, Eva [Lansing], daughter of Peter Lansing, aged 17 years and 7 months, formerly of Greene [Chenango Co., NY].

BROWN:  March 20th, Mrs. Mariette Brown, daughter of the late Peter and Ann Rockwell, of Triangle Broome Co., aged 34 years.

BALL:  In South New Berlin [Chenango Co., NY], March 28th, Mary A. [Ball], wife of Ira k. Ball, aged 33 years.

CURTIS:  In Bainbridge [Chenango Co.., NY] April 3d, Mr. Charles Curtis, aged 887 years and 3 months.

BURNS:  In Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY] March 16th, Mr. James M. Burns, aged 43 years, 9 months and 6 days.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Obituaries (January 17)

Thompson G. Fisher & Calvin Fisher
Chenango Union, February 5, 1868
Mr. Thompson G. Fisher, an old resident of this County [Chenango Co., NY], died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Cyrus Hartwell in Sherburne [Chenango Co., NY], on Monday, the 27th ult. aged about 76 years.

Mr. Calvin Fisher, a brother of Thompson, died in Sherburne, at the residence of Alonzo Cook, on the 29th, aged some 67 years.

Their father, Daniel Fisher, settled in the Chenango Valley near seventy years ago, when all this region was a dense wilderness, there being at that time but two or three houses erected in this village.  In consideration of a landed interest in New Berlin, this sturdy pioneer cleared up a tract of ground, on what is now known as the Bockee farm, in North Norwich.  Subsequently he settled upon the hill two miles back from the river, in the town of Plymouth, where he reared a large family, who found homes in different sections of the State and the West.

Thompson a man of much activity and good business capacity, located over forty years ago in Smyrna [Chenango Co., NY] where he became a large and thriving farmer.  Possessing the confidence of the people, he was called form time to time to fill important offices in the town.  In 1859 he removed to Norwich, remaining perhaps four years, during which time he lost his wife and two younger daughters.  Out of a family of ten children but four are now living, of whom Thompson G. Fisher, of this village is the youngest.  

Calvin change his residence from Plymouth to Smyrna, some twelve or fifteen years since.  Although he did not have the faculty of acquiring an over abundance of the world's goods, he possessed that which often gives its possessor more happiness--a contended mind, and a kind and obliging heart.  In rather poor health, as he had been for many months, on Monday he visited his brother, in time only to witness his death.  Remaining to attend the funeral, appointed for Wednesday, the night previous he was taken violently ill with congestion of the lungs, and lived less than twenty-four hours.  He leaves a wife, but no children.  Thus one after another, in quick succession, are the links being broken which connect the present and future with the distant past.

Sarah Jane (Fisher) Hartwell
Norwich Sun, September 9, 1915
Sherburne [Chenango Co., NY]: The remains of Mrs. Cyrus Hartwell were brought to the home of her son, Charles Hartwell, in this town, Monday and the funeral held Monday afternoon and burial made in the North Norwich cemetery [Chenango Co., NY].  Mrs. Hartwell was a woman about eighty-five years of age and had been a resident of this town for many years, until this spring when she moved to East Syracuse with her daughter, Mrs. L.C. Palmiter.  Mr. and Mrs. Palmiter accompanied the remains to this place.

Death Notices
January / February 1868

At the residence of her son-in-law, Wm. P. Noyes in this village [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY], Jan. 29th, Mrs. Mary S. Avery, relict of Hubbard B. Avery, aged 79 years.

In this village [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY], Feb. 2d, Henrietta [Dibble], wife of Ira Dibble, aged 41 years.

In Sherburne [Chenango Co., NY] Jan. 27th, Mr. Thompson G. Fisher, aged 76 years.

In Sherburne [Chenango Co., NY] Jan. 29th, Mr. Calvin Fisher, aged 68 years.

In North Norwich [Chenango Co., NY] Jan. 26th, Frankie [Fisher], son of Russell W. Fisher, aged 7 months.

In McDonough [Chenango Co., NY], Feb. 1st, Mr. Edward Murphy, age 70 years.

In Oxford [Chenango Co., NY], Jan. 23d, Mr. Willmot Roberts, aged 67 years.

In Oxford [Chenango Co., NY], Jan. 23d, Mr. Andrew McNeil.

In Cazenovia [Madison Co., NY], Jan. 24th, at the residence of her brother, Rev. P.C. Brady, Miss Mary Ann Brady, aged 33 years.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Obituaries (January 16)

Keturah (Randall) Colton
Chenango Union, May 25, 1870
COLTON:  In this village [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY], on Friday, May 20th, Mrs. Keturah R. Colton, daughter of Dea. Charles Randall, and the beloved consort of Bella B. Colton, Esq.

She was born in Norwich, April 27th, 1811, her mother dying a few hours afterwards. At twenty years of age she made a public profession of religion, united with the Baptist church of this village, by baptism at the hands of Rev. J.S. Swan, with ten others, among whom were a brother and sister now deceased.  In October, 1832, she was married to Mr. Colton, who, with two sons, are left to feel their great loss.  Mrs. Colton was a woman of rare excellence of character.  In all the relations of life, as daughter, sister, wife, mother, friend and neighbor, she fulfilled well and faithfully her part, adorning her Christian profession by that meek and quiet spirit which is, in the sight of God, of great price, and meriting by her uniform kindness, the praise bestowed by inspired wisdom on the virtuous and good woman.  Her last illness was borne with fortitude, in patient waiting for the call of Him she supremely loved, and with whom her spirit now sweetly rests. She will be missed and her memory cherished by a large circle of relatives and friends.

Frederick Hartwell Willcox
June 8, 1882 - January 5, 1940
Smyrna [Chenango Co., NY]:  Frederick Hartwell Willcox, a native of Smyrna, passed away at his home at 10235 South Seeley Avenue, Chicago on Jan. 5, 1940, after an illness covering a period of several months.  Although the best of medical advice was employed and hospital care given, his condition failed to improve and the end came as a sad ending to a vigorous fight, bringing sorrow to the family and a host of friends who will learn of his untimely passing with sincere regret.  the son of the late Walter G. Willcox and Alida A. Hartwell, he was born in Smyrna June 8, 1882.  He attended Smyrna village school and was graduated from Colgate Academy class of 1902, and from Massachusetts institute of Technology in 1906.  Fred was a brilliant student and in the field of steel chemistry soon drew the attention of big steel manufacturers, among whom he held important positions.  He was employed in the Pittsburg and other steel plants and later became an officer in the Freyn Engineering company of Chicago.  As an expert in the construction and operation of large blast furnaces.  His services were sought, not only in the united States but in Europe and many plants he built in Siberia and other parts of Russia are still in operation.  On June 27, 1910, he was united in marriage to Miss Louise F. Wallburg of Boston and to them were born two daughters, Frances Alida Mapp and Barbara S. Willcox, all of whom survive him as well as his mother and his grandson, James Hartwell Mapp of Milwaukee, Wis.  Also two sisters, Miss Laura P. Wells of Shanghai, China, and Miss Marion H. Wells of Smyrna and two aunts, Mrs. E.S. Billings and Mrs. W.W. Lyon of Smyrna.  Funeral services were held in Chicago on Saturday and from his home in this village won Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Rev. Walter Whitney of Warnersville former pastor of the Smyrna Methodist Church officiated and interment was made in the family lot in the Sherburne West Hill cemetery.  A man of pronounced loyalty to his friend, his home town and the nation, and possessed of a most friendly and obliging nature, Fred's passing will be mourned by a wide circle of friends who will join in extending sympathy to the mother and family.

Chauncey Crandall
September 17, 1863 - January 14, 1940
Our former townsman, Chauncey Crandall, passed away at his home in Norwich [Chenango Co., NY] after an illness covering a period of several months.  The son of the late George and Harriette Crandall, he was born in Otsego County [NY] on Sept. 17, 1863, but came with his parents to this section when a baby. The family located at Beaver Meadow and for many years his father operated the Norwich-South Otselic stage through that place.  Until going to Norwich a few years ago, Chauncey was a resident of this section and made many friends who will be sorry to learn of his passing.  He was twice married; First to Lydia Fisher of North Norwich and second to Jennie Follett, both of whom have passed away. Surviving are seven children, Ivan of Fabius, by his first wife; James and Frank of Smyrna, Mrs. Howard Tuttle of Otselic, Mrs. Harriet Locantro and Mrs. Helen Fors of Norwich and Mrs. Eric Agren of Smyrna. Funeral services were held from the Robert H. Fahy Funeral Parlors in Norwich Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock and interment at North Norwich [Chenango Co., NY].

Death Notices
Chenango Union, May 25, 1870

MASON:  In this village [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY], May 18th, Mr. Olmsted Mason, aged about 40 years.

WILSON:  In Pitcher [Chenango Co., NY], May 15th, Mrs. Caroline Wilson, widow of the late John L. Wilson, aged 56 years.

BURKE:  In South New Berlin [Chenango Co., NY], May 16th, Daniel [Burke], son of Rickard and Mary Burke, aged 15 years and 2 months.

KENT:  In Guilford Centre [Chenango Co., NY], May 4th, Mrs. Philinda Kent, aged 87 years and 25 days.

WINTER:  In Greene [Chenango Co., NY], May 13th, Mr. William Winter, aged 80 years.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Marriages (January 15)

Gilbert - Reese
June 6, 1894
Don Alonzo Gilbert, Jr., of this village [Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY] was joined in the holy bonds of wedlock at Wilkesbarre, Pa., yesterday to Miss Emma Reese of the latter place.  The happy couple will pass through Bainbridge on No. 6 at night for Saratoga, where they will enjoy the pleasures of that popular resort for a few days, returning to Bainbridge Saturday night.  Don's many friends unite in wishing him and his charming bride a pleasant journey through life.

Wright - Thurber
December 11, 1912
Miss Bonnie B. Thurber, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dell R. Thurber of Smithville [Chenango Co., NY] and Tracy N. Wright of Brisbin [Chenango Co., NY], were married at St. Paul's rectory Wednesday morning at 10:30 o'clock, Rev. Theodore Haydn performing the ceremony. They were attended by Rae Thurber and Miss Stelly Daily.  The bride and groom left on the noon train to spend a short time in Binghamton.  Numerous friends in this vicinity extend hearty wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Wright for a long and happy wedded life.

Kirkland - Ells
December 24, 1908
Coventry [Chenango Co., NY]:  Miss Mabel Ells closed a very successful term of school here Thursday, and as she has taken up another line of work the Trustee will have to find another teacher.  A very quiet but pretty wedding occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Mangold Christmas eve, when their niece, Miss Mabel Ells, was united in marriage to Olin E. Kirkland by Rev. S.H. Warrender.  After congratulations and wedding luncheon served the happy couple departed for Bainbridge.  Mrs. Kirkland is well and favorably known here.

Ryan - Race
July 10, 1907
A very pretty home wedding occurred Wednesday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Race in the presence of many friends and relatives when their daughter Olive [Race] was united in marriage to Hubert E. Ryan by Rev. P. Judson Peck of Oxford. The house was most artistically decorated with evergreens and roses, and the bride was very prettily dressed in white and carried a beautiful bouquet of roses. The bride and groom were well remembered by many presents, consisting of silver, china, furniture and several sums of money. After a sumptuous banquet was served the bridal party disappeared like a phantom in the gloom for their wedding tour.  Mr. and Mrs. Ryan are most estimable young people and have the wishes of all for a long and prosperous life.

Marriage Notices
Chenango Union, September 16, 1875

RICHMOND - ALLEN:  In Norwich [Chenango Co., NY], Sept. 9, by Rev. W.J. Judd, Mr. Hamlet H. Richmond to F. Louisa Allen, both of Norwich.

PRATT - ALLEN:  In South Otselic [Chenango Co., NY], Sept. 7 by Rev. J.B. Grant, Mr. Charles N. Pratt of Elyria, Ohio to Miss Nettie Allen of South Otselic.

GRANEY - MYRES:  In Sidney Plains, Sept. 5, by Rev. J.C. Shelland, Mr. Joseph Graney of Norwich [Chenango Co., NY], to Miss Ann Myres of Sidney Plains [Delaware Co., NY].

TODD - BROWN:  In Utica [Oneida Co., NY], Sept. 10 by Rev. F.D. Huntington, Rev. Russell Todd of Oxford [Chenango Co., NY] to Miss Cora A. Brown of Oriskany Falls [Oneida Co., NY].

FAULKNER - COOK:  In Smyrna Sept. 8, by Rev. H.L. Jones, Mr. Smith Faulkner to Miss Maria E. Cook.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Obituaries (January 14)

Mrs. Elisabeth H. Chapman
Died April 6, 1897
Mrs. E.H. Chapman, mother of W.P. and C.B. Chapman of Norwich and widow of Rev. Charles Chapman who died in 1893, and had long been a prominent clergyman of the Presbyterian denomination, died at her residence in Rock Stream, Yates county, on Tuesday, the 6th inst., at the advanced age of 85 years, and was buried at that place Friday.  Four children survive, Mrs. Chapman, namely W.P. and C.B. and their sisters, Mrs. E.H. Douglas and Miss Sarah D. Chapman, the latter of whom lived with and cared for the mother.

Alexander W. Hand
Died April 8, 1897
Last Thursday at his home in East Afton [Chenango Co., NY], Alexander W. Hand died of consumption, aged 65 years. The funeral was held from the house, Monday, at 10 a.m. and burial was in Oneonta [Otsego Co., NY].  He left a wife and eight children, seven daughters and a son.  Mr. Hand was a soldier.

Richard Bush
Died from a complication of diseases, Tuesday afternoon at his home on the Guilford road, Richard Bush, aged 68 years.  Funeral will be held at the home Friday, at 11 o'clock a.m. and burial at North Afton.  He is survived by a wife and five children.

BUSH:  In Guilford [Chenango Co., NY], April 6, 1897, Richard Bush, aged 68 years [Oxford Times, Apr. 20, 1897]

Jessie M. Clark
1882 - 1897
Jessie M. Clark, daughter of Adelbert B. Clark, of Mt. Pleasant [Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY], died Friday morning of cancer, aged fourteen years. The funeral was held at the house Monday morning, at 10 o'clock, with Rev. Mr. Spaulding officiating.  Burial was at West Bainbridge.

Sherman Holden
Died April 11, 1897
Sherman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Holden, residing south of Bennettsville [Chenango Co., NY], died Sunday afternoon of typhoid fever aged five years.  Funeral was held yesterday (Tuesday) at 1 o'clock at the house and burial was at Bennettsville.

Luella Jane Ireland
1889 - 1897
Sunday, Jan. 17th, at 5:454 p.m. the death angel entered the family of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ireland and took the sunbeam of their home, their only daughter, Luella J. Ireland. The little one had been sick all the week before her death, but it was not tho't dangerously so, and Saturday she was able to be up and play with her father.  Sunday pneumonia developed and soon she was beyond earthly aid.  she was seven years, seven months and eleven days old.  the funeral was held at the house Wednesday at 1 p.m. and was largely attended. Rev. E. Kilpatrick officiated with interment in the West Bainbridge cemetery.  Mr. and Mrs. Ireland have the sympathy of all.
Thy gentle voice now is hushed,
Thy warm true heart is still.
And on thy young and innocent brow,
Is resting death's cold chill.

Thy hands are clasped upon thy breast,
They have kissed thy lovely brow,
And in their aching hearts they know
They have no darling now.

Katie H. Banner
Died April 21, 1893
It is seldom that we are called upon to chronicle a more sorrowful affair in our community than the death of Katie H. [Banner] wife of Robert L. Banner, who departed this life Friday afternoon at her home on Bixby street [Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY], after a sickness of only nine days, with erysipelas, at the age of 20 years. The funeral services, conducted by Rev. T.F. Hall, assisted by Rev. A.W. Ashley, were held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at her late residence.  A large number of relatives and sympathizing friends assembled to pay their last sad tributes of respect to one who had been so suddenly taken from an affectionate husband and loving parents. The burial took place in Green lawn cemetery [Bainbridge].

Fred M. Muhlig
Chenango Telegraph, January 23, 1920
The sad news of the death of Fred M. Muhlig of Joliet, Ill., which occurred at his home in that city after a brief illness of only four weeks, has been received and comes as a great shock to friends and relatives here.  Mr. Muhlig was a noted educator and scientist and had filled the capacity of teacher for several years.  He had been superintendent of the schools of Joliet for twenty years and at the educational position at Springfield, Il.  Mr. Muhlig was a member of the Masonic fraternity and the funeral was held at the Masonic temple in charge of the Joliet Commandery No. 4, Knights Templar.  He was  57 years old and is survived by his wife and two sons, Arnold and Earl.  Mrs. Muhlig, whose maiden name was Miss Eva Goodrich, was a daughter of the late Hendrick C. and Anna Knowles Goodrich, former residents of this place.