Sunday, January 25, 2015

Post Listing, January 19-25, 2015

Listing of blog postings for the week of January 19-25, 2015

Posted January 19, 2015
Mr. & Mrs. William Woodman (60th anniversary, 1914)
Martha R.B. Harris - Russell Bolen Dean (1946)
Mary A. Vail - Kenneth Kinter (1946)
Jean Marie Bennett - George W. Youngs (1946)
Eleanor Lorraine Norton - Wendelin A. Mertz (engagement, 1946)
Dora Burlarley - Walter H. Leubner (1946)

Posted January 20, 2015
Mabel Catherine Martz - Rexford P. Ormsby (1903)
George C. Northrup - Addie A. Alvord (1878)

Posted January 21, 2015
Bertha E. Squires - William R. Hyland (1903)
Marriage Notices - 1829
     Orrin Porter - Sarah Ann Steere
     Parley Miller - Eliza Ann Miner
     Harry Hokes - Nancy Finch
     Nelson W. Carpenter - Glorian Guthrie
     Samuel S. Randall - Lucy Breed
     Charles A. Thorp - Susan Avery
     Ezra Hoag - Polly French
     John Bliven - Irena Wells
     Calvin Day - Harriet Simmons
     Ezra Frink - Lucinda a. Crandall

Posted January 22, 2015
Elizabeth Irene Waldron - Donald William Dixson (1946)
Ruth Egli - Frederick Van Voorhis (1946)
Kathleen Morrow - Albert T. Lord (1946)
Edith Peters - Donald L. Hall (1946)
Patricia Gay Courtney - Wayne O. Edwards (1946)
Marriage Notices
     Mason Johnson - Esther Avery (1829)
     Alanson Holmes - Sally Euphrasia Rathson (1836)
     William Jones - Betsey C. Gregory (1836)
     Walter Wheeler - Augusta Gray (1878)
     Frank A. Shepherd - Chloe K. Rowe (1878)

Posted January 23, 2015
Eugene D. Darling - Grace Morse (1903)
Marriage Notices - 1830
     James H. Nobles - Maria Augusta Bundy (Oxford)
     William G. Brainard (Hamilton) - Eliza Hale (Norwich)
     Fitch Bissell - Euncie Hall (Norwich)
     Joseph Gates - Caroline McNitt (Norwich)
     Elias S. Breed - Sarah Bissell (Norwich)
     Josiah Raymond - Sally Aldridge (Sherburne)
     Samuel B. Smith (New Berlin) - Polly Snow (Norwich)

Posted January 24, 2015
Fred A. Taylor - Rose M. Harris (1902)
Marriage Notices - 1830
     Thomas A. Johnson - Polly Birdsall (Greene)
     Duncan McKercher - Nancy Thompson (Albany)
     George Sage - Jane Thompson (Norwich)
     Willard Denison - Electa Gilbert
     Rufus K. Cooper - Sally Nevins
     James Alexander Brown - Charlotte Death
     Ahira E. Knapp - Melinda Cable (Guilford)
     George W. Harris - Lucinda Morgan (Batavia)

Posted January 25, 2015
Frank W. Hynes - Alice Lavancha Sargent (Norwich, 1905)
Marian Bennett - Rev. William Payne (Sidney, 1946)
Elizabeth C. Rowe - Stanley W. Sturgess (South Kortright, 1946)
Elizabeth Cornell Supplee - Morris Henry Spencer (1946)

Posted January 19, 2015
Clarissa C. (Thompson) Randall (Norwich, 1903)
Melvin Iverson (Mt. Upton, 1946)
Sadie Pomeroy Gager (Unadilla, 1946)
Nancy Jane (Belden) VanWormer (New Berlin, 1946)
Death Notices - 1829
     Thomas Stanton (Norwich)
     Anna Birdsall (Greene)
     Harriet Aldrich (Norwich)
     William Allison McRea (Key West FL)
     Parker Hall Lee (Deer Creek, Hartford Co., MD)

Posted January 20, 2015
Willie Baker (Norwich, 1907)
Col. Benjamin Birdsall (Greene, 1829)
Polly Manning (1829)
Leonard Stockwell (Guilford, 1829)
Death Notices
     Esther Benton (Dacota, IA, 1878)
     Polly Lourie (East Hebern, PA, 1878)
     Lena J. Davy (Oneonta, 1878)
     Nancy Dean (Afton, 1878)
     Lorenzo Belden (Guilford, 1878)
     John Bristol (Walton, 1878)

Posted January 21, 2015
Joseph H. Latham (Norwich, 1903)
Charles Brown (Smyrna, 1829)
Maria Harris (New Berlin, 1836)
Mercy Sheldon (Guilford, 1836)
Lucy Smith (South New Berlin, 1836)
Thomas P. Main (Boone, IA, Bainbridge, 1878)

Posted January 22, 2015
Henrietta Law (North Pharsalia, 1907)
Emma Fleming (Windsor, 1946)
Uri A. Hubbard (Oxford, 1946)
Rev. Frank C. Davidson (McKees' Rocks PA, Walton, 1946)
Maude Knapp Smith (Windsor, 1946)
David DuBois (Walton, 1946) drowning accident
Archie W. Smith (Vestal, 1946) Car/truck accident
Mrs. Leo L. Kany (Endicott, 1946) Car/truck accident

Posted January 23, 2015
George W. Marvin (Norwich, 1903)
Laurne L. Guthrie (Tompkins, 1829)
Artemissa (Darling) Bixby (Bainbridge, 1878)
Rev. Edwin I. Bennett (Bainbridge, 1878)
Elam Yale (Sidney, 1878)

Posted January 24, 2015
Bert C. Richardson (1903)
William Wrighter (Windsor, 1946)
Louis Dilello (Nineveh, 1946)
Ambrose Jaycox (Rock Rift, 1946)
Death Notices - 1830
     Abigail Cushman (Binghamton)
     Charity, slave of Capt. Francis Smith (Prince Edward Co., VA)
     Caleb Johnson (Bainbridge, Sherburne)
     Mrs. John Avery (Preston)
     Mercy Ann Woodhouse (Norwich)

Posted January 25, 2015
Sophia Nash Mallory (Norwich, 1903)
A.B. Griffin (Windsor, 1946)
Russell F. Smith (Johnson City, 1946)
Anne Greeley (Sidney, 1946)
Grace Peckham Dunckel (Bainbridge, 1946)
Frank H. Lewis (Bainbridge, 1946)
Posted January 19, 2015
May C. Cox, Talented Local Vocalist (Norwich, 1905)

Posted January 20, 2015
Burt B. Hyde for Sheriff - 1903

Posted January 22, 2015
Bainbridge Central High School Class of 1947, Part 2

Posted January 23, 2015
Zilpha Buell Helps War Effort, about August 1918
Miss Parish stops runaway horses, 1878

Posted January 24, 2015
John J. Shea to Attend Important Convention - 1903
Norwich NY Candidates for Supervisor - 1903
Dimmick Family (Asaph Dimmick, d. 1903)

Posted January 25, 2015
Guilford Flood of 1855

Guilford Flood of 1855

Guilford Badly Damaged by Flood of Aug. 5, 1855
Bainbridge News & Republican, September 19, 1946
Extract from the diary of Mary E. Merchant, written 91 years ago [in 1946], gives an interesting account of a flood in Guilford [Chenango Co., NY] caused by the dam at the pond giving away.  Guilford residents, many of whom have probably never heard of the big flood there will be interested in this account.
June 11, 1855:  "The folks are afraid the dam will burst."
Aug. 1, 1855:  "The circus is in Oxford."
Aug. 2, 1855:  "Got up about 4 o'clock to see the circus company.  They came through here with about 22 large four-horse wagons and last of all an old camel, a couple of mules and an old elephant."
Sunday, Aug. 5, 1855:  "A hard shower at night.  About 12 o'clock the big dam at the pond gave way.  The water came down with such 'fury' that it burst the small dam, then it took the saw-mill tearing the wall and lower windows so as to leave the mill standing on only the end walls.  They expected every minute the mill would go, but it just stands and that's all.  The water ran on, tore the furnace nearly away with  such a noise that it sounded awful; then it took one of the blacksmith shops, filling the road with so much of everything that no one could pass without losing their lives.  It next took Hull's barn and cow, the Uncle Russell barn full of hay, the tannery, Baptist and Methodist sheds, Sidney Eggleston's wagon house, pig pen and two pigs, killed them both, his garden and current bushes, two or three other barns with Mr Whittemore's carding machine shop and two or three gardens.  Such a time I never saw.  See women with their clothes in their hands, children crying, Shanghais crowing, and with it all, there was quite an excitement."
Aug. 6:  "went out early in the morning to view the ruins."
The reader will please bear in mind that this was written by a little girl and was not intended for publication.  Nothing has been deleted and nothing has been added except a few commas.  Mary Merchant, age 13 years, was the daughter of Niram R. Merchant and the family then lived in the house now owned and occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Murray, on Merchant street.  Some 15 years later Mary Merchant became Mrs. Frank Burt.
An incident not mentioned in the diary which added to the excitement was that Mary Merchant and her sister, Helen Merchant, not realizing the danger or why everybody was yelling at them, ran pell mell through the mill, which was suspended seemingly in mid air.  However nothing gave way and the crowd breathed a sigh of relief when the two little girls emerged unharmed.  We have no record that anyone was injured in the flood.  the "furnace" referred to was the "Guilford Iron Works."

Marriages (January 25)

Hynes - Sargent
Utica Saturday Globe, September 16, 1905
Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Hynes, of Norwich
Their Marriage Interested a Host of Warm Friends in That Village
Norwich [Chenango Co., NY]:  At St. Paul's parsonage, Thursday afternoon, at 3 o'clock, Frank W. Hynes and Miss Alice Lavancha Sargent, two young people popular in the younger society circles of Norwich, were quietly married by Rev. Father H.F. Curtin in the presence of relatives of the contracting parties.  They were attended by Mr. and Mr. John E. Carr, brother-in-law and sister of the bride. After the ceremony a reception followed by a wedding supper was held at the future home of the bridal couple on Birdsall street.  The bride is a daughter of Mrs. Alice Sargent and enjoys a deserved popularity among a large circle of friends.  For the past year she has been saleslady at the Boston candy palace on South Broad street.  The groom is one of Norwich's most faithful mail carriers, having been connected with the free delivery service since its inauguration in March 1890.  He is a member and trustee of the Alert Hose Company and  a member of the Knights of Columbus.  They have the best wishes of a host of friends.  Mr. and Mrs. Hynes left on the O.&W. afternoon train for a wedding trip to Syracuse, Buffalo and Niagara Falls,, and on their return they will be at home at 24 Birdsall street.
Payne - Bennett
Bainbridge News & Republican, September 19, 1946
Miss Marian Bennett and the Rev. William Payne, pastor of the Sidney Alliance church, were married Friday night in the Alliance Church at Corry, Pa.  Both are graduates of the Nyack Bible School.  On returning form their wedding trip they will reside in Sidney [Delaware Co., NY].
Sturgess - Rowe
Bainbridge News & Republican, September 19, 1946
Miss Elizabeth C. Rowe and Stanley W. Sturgess were married Friday, Sept. 6, at the United Presbyterian Church of South Kortright.  Miss Rowe is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lester G. Rowe, of South Kortright [Delaware Co., NY], and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank B. Sturgess, Hobart.  The ceremony was performed by the Rev. William R. Giffin, assisted by the Rev. Herbert Hoover.  Eight were entertained at a reception at the bride's home following the ceremony.  Mrs. Sturgess was graduated form South Kortright Central School and Albany Business College.  Mr. Sturgess is an alumnus of South Kortright Central School and is associated with his father on their farm at Hobart township where the couple will reside. 

Spencer - Supplee
Bainbridge News & Republican, September 19, 1946

Miss Elizabeth Cornell Supplee, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. George Cornell Supplee and Morris Henry Spencer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Spencer, of Columbia, were married at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, in Jefferson City, Mo.  The Rev. Wilfred Harmon, pastor of the First Christian Church, performed the double ring ceremony in his study.  Mrs. Spencer, an instructor in the University of Missouri School of Journalism, is a graduate of Cornell University and received her master's degree from the University of Missouri.  Mr. Spencer entered the Army in 1940 with the Missouri National Guard Unit.  He was discharged after three years' service and is now a student in the college of Engineering at the University of Missouri.


Obituaries (January 25)

Sophia Nash Mallory
Utica Saturday Globe, January 31, 1903
Sophia Nash Mallory
Norwich [Chenango Co., NY]:  Sophia Nash Mallory, whose death occurred at her home, on Front street, on Sunday evening last, after a three weeks' illness, was born in Cooperstown[Otsego Co., NY], November 9, 1837.  She was the daughter of Lewis Nash and Sophia Shipman.  Her great-grandfather was one of the pioneers of Otsego county and was the original from which James Fenimore cooper, the great American novelist, drew the popular and fascinating character Leatherstocking, which has made the Leatherstocking Tales immortal.  Her youth was passed in Cooperstown and in Forestville, N.Y., to which place her parents removed while she was in her girlhood.  There she grew to womanhood and on May 25, 1864, was united in marriage to H. Delos Mallory.  The same year of their marriage the young couple came to Norwich and for nearly 40 years have been known as among the most respected and honored residents of the village.  In her religious life Mrs. Mallory was identified with the Methodist Episcopal Church, united with the Broad street Church soon after coming to Norwich and for 40 years was an active worker.
A.B. Griffin
Bainbridge News & Republican, September 19, 1946
A.B. Griffin, Town of Windsor [Broome Co., NY] supervisor since 1929, died at the Binghamton City  Hospital Wednesday morning of last week.  Mr. Griffin, who was 69, was taken to the hospital last Friday after he had suffered a cerebral hemorrhage at his home in Chapel street, Windsor.  He had suffered a heart ailment over several months  The veteran Republican would have completed 20 years as a member of the Broome County Board of Supervisors on Dec. 31.  He had been nominated for re-election at the Windsor Republican caucus last month.  At the time of his death Mr. Griffin was a member of the important board committees on finance, public welfare and soil conservation.  He served as chairman of the board in 1939 and 1940.  The body was removed to the Wood Memorial Chapel, Windsor.  Funeral services were conducted at the Windsor Methodist Church Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  The Rev. W. Arthur Weber will officiate.  Burial will be in the Knox Cemetery, Ouaquaga. A farmer by occupation, Mr. Griffin was president and a director of the Windsor Dairymen's League and a director of the Broome County Farmers' Fire Relief Association.  He was a member of the Windsor Sportsmen's Association, the Broome County Farm Bureau, the Susquehanna Valley Grange, state and national granges and Johnson City Lodge 693, L.O.O.F.  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Georgia E. Roberts Griffin; two sons, Clyde D. and Norman Griffin, and a daughter, Mrs. Levi Aiken, of Chenango Forks.
Russell F. Smith
Bainbridge News & Republican, September 19, 1946
The body of Russell F. Smith, 45, of the Perrault Hotel, Johnson City [Broome Co., NY], was discovered Saturday afternoon on the north bank of the Susquehanna River near Owego.  Relatives revealed that an indentation was found at the back of the skull and that Mr. Smith's wallet and his wristwatch were missing.  Mr. Smith had been missing since June 6, when he was believed to have boarded a train for California.  Three days prior to that he had left his job with Endicott Johnson, relatives said.  He is believed to have had in the neighborhood fo $250 in his wallet.
Anne Greeley
Bainbridge News & Republican, September 19, 1946
A dispatch from Philadelphia under date of Sept. 13 says:  Anne Greeley, 27, of Sidney [Delaware Co., NY], collapsed and died backstage at the Arena tonight, 40 minutes after she rode a Broncho for eight seconds in a show billed as "Roy Rogers and His World Championship Rodeo."  Dr. Robert A. Chesnut, of Philadelphia General Hospital, said the cause of death was unknown.  The coroner's office said an autopsy will be held.  Approximately 4,000 persons at the rodeo were unaware of Miss Greeley's death. With tears in their eyes, other girl performers continued with the program.  Rodeo officials said Miss Greeley had participated in rodeos for seven years, two years as a rider of bucking horses.
Grace Peckham
Bainbridge News & Republican, September 19, 1946
Grace Peckham Dunckel, wife of Lewis A. Dunckel, of 17 Kirby street [Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY], died at the Sidney Hospital early Saturday morning Sept. 14.  Mrs. Dunckel, who had been under the doctor's care at her home for the previous 10 weeks, had been taken to the hospital on Sept. 6.  She failed to respond to medical treatment and grew slowly weaker until her death.  Mrs. Dunckel was born in North Norwich [Chenango Co., NY], On June 22, 1882, the daughter of Henry M. and Sarah (Jones) Peckham.  In 1897 the family moved to Bainbridge where she has since resided, with the exception of about five years spent in the village of Fort Plain.  She received her education in the Bainbridge High School, graduating with the Class of 1901 and later from the Albany Business College following which she was employed in the office of the Dairy Products company and other local offices.  In 1931 she was united in marriage with Lewis A. Dunckel, of Fort Plain, who survives.  Other survivors include a brother, Charles H. Peckham, of Bainbridge; four nieces, Miss Ruth Hollenbeck, a teacher in the Cobleskill schools, who had made her home with her aunt; Mrs. R.A. Yeomans, of Rochester; Mrs. Evan W. McLave, of Jackson Heights, and Mrs. Dale Wade, of Port Huron, Mich.  Also four nephews, S. Earl Hollenbeck of Arlington, Va.; Ivan Manzer, of Binghamton, and Rolland and Donald Peckham, of Bainbridge, and several grand-nieces and grand-nephews.  Mrs. Dunckel was a member of the First Methodist Church with which she had been actively associated for many years; a member of the Fort Plain Chapter, Daughters of American Revolution; member and president of Nancy Hanks Lincoln Tent, No. 69, Daughters of Union Veterans, of Bainbridge, and a member of Past Noble Grand of Bridgehanna Rebekah Lodge, no. 427, of Bainbridge.  Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the First Methodist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Harry E. Brooks, officiating.  The bearers were Joseph Hitchcock, D.R. Sherwood, LeRoy and Alton Hollenbeck. Burial was at North Norwich. 
Frank H. Lewis
Bainbridge News & Republican, September 19, 1946
Frank H. Lewis
Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY] lost its first returned veteran of World War II with the death of Frank Howard Lewis, 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis M. Lewis, 67 North Main street, Sept. 8, at the Veterans' Hospital, Canandaigua.  Frank was born Sept. 6, 1920, at Harpursville [Broome Co., NY].  He graduated form Bainbridge Central School with the Class of '38 and from Cornell University in '43, as a mechanical engineer.  After Working for six weeks at the Scintilla Magneto Division, he entered the Navy, and while attending school at Michigan City, Ill, following his boot training, he contracted pneumonia, and was critically ill for eight months at the Great Lakes Naval Hospital.  After his recovery, he returned to Michigan City to school, and later was transferred to Del Monte, Calif. for training and then to Corpus Christi, Tex., where he completed his schooling.  He then reported for active duty at Key West, Fla. as an Aviation Electronic Technician's Mate Third Class. He was discharged from the Navy May 1, 1946, at Jacksonville, Fla., and was taken ill about three weeks after his arrival home.  When his condition didn't improve, he was taken to the Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa., for observation, and then returned to his home.  His condition gradually growing worse, he entered the Veterans' Hospital at Canandaigua for treatment where he developed pneumonia, about two weeks later, from which he failed to recover.  Besides his parents, he is survived by two brothers, William Lewis, of Sidney, and Randolph Lewis, of Afton; two sisters, Mrs. Winston Nelson and Mrs. Llwellyn Hubbard, both of Bainbridge, and nine nieces and nephews.  Services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, of which he was a member, with the Rev. James E. Wolfe officiating, assisted by the Rev. Bradford H. Tite, of New Berlin.  Bearers were:  Henry Egli, of Sidney; Carl Hutchinson, James Monahan, and Donald Quinney, all of Bainbridge.  Burial was in the family plot at Nineveh [Broome Co., NY].

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Marriages (January 24)

Taylor - Harris
Utica Saturday Globe, October 25, 1902
Fred A. Taylor                                                            Miss Rose M. Harris
Two Popular Young Norwich Residents Who Have been Joined in Hymen's Bonds
Norwich [Chenango Co., NY]:  At the home of the bride's mother, on Clinton street, Thursday evening, the 16th inst., occurred the  wedding of Miss Rose M. Harris and Fred A. Taylor.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. Spencer J. Ford, of the Calvary Baptist Church, in the presence of a small company of relatives and friends.  The occasion was very pleasant, though quiet and without ostentation.  After hearty congratulations a wedding luncheon was served.  Both bride and groom are well known, the latter as a member of the grocery firm of Taylor Bros.  He is the son of Mrs. Ellen Taylor, of Guernsey street.  The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Charles Harris, of Clinton street.  They recently moved here from North Norwich to reside.  Mr. and Mrs. Taylor left on the night train for a wedding trip to Pennsylvania.  On their return they will make their home on Guernsey street.
Marriage Notices
Antimasonic Telegraph - 1830
June 9, 1830
Married in Greene [Chenango Co., NY], on Monday morning last, by the Rev. J.B. Hoyt, Thomas A. Johnson, esq. to Miss Polly, daughter of Mr. Maurice Birdsall, all of that village.
In Albany, on the 29th ultimo, by the Rev. Peter Bullions, Mr. Duncan McKercher, one of the publishers of the Farmers, Mechanics and Workingman's Advocate, to Miss Nancy Thompson, all of that city.
November 24, 1830
Married on Thursday last, by Elder J. Randall, Mr. Geo. Sage, to Miss Jane, daughter of James Thompson, esq. all of this town [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY].
Also at the same time, Mr. Willard Denison, to Miss Electa Gilbert.
At South New Berlin [Chenango Co., NY], on the 15th inst. by M. Calkins, esq. Mr. Rufus K. Cooper, of Norwich [Chenango Co.,  NY], to Miss Sally Nevins, of New Berlin.
In Boston [MA], James Alexander Brown, to Charlotte Death.
Some cling out life with coward gripe,
So long as they have breath--
Not so with Brown.  Ere life was ripe,
He bravely courted Death
December 8, 1830
At Guilford [Chenango Co., NY], on Wednesday evening last, by the Rev. Asa Donaldson, Mr. Ahira E. Knapp (merchant) to Miss Melinda Cable.
At Batavia, on Tuesday the 23d ult. by the Hon. Simeon Cummings, Mr. Geo. W. Harris, esq. to Mrs. Lucinda Morgan, wife of the late Capt. William Morgan.

Obituaries (January 24)

Bert C. Richardson
Utica Saturday Globe, November 21, 1903
Bert C. Richardson

Norwich [Chenango Co., NY]:  At the home of his brother, Burdett D. Richardson, in East Hampton, Mass., Wednesday morning, November 18, occurred the death of Bert C. Richardson, a former well-known young resident of this village, aged 19.  He had been ill about six weeks with malaria and rheumatism, and pneumonia developing caused his death.  Deceased was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert C. Richardson, of this village, and was born in Smyrna [Chenango Co., NY] May 18, 1844, and came to this village with his parents when 4 years of age.  He was an expert cigar maker by trade, having learned the business in A.J. Dibble's cigar factory in this village.  For the past three years he had worked at his trade in Malone, N.Y., Springfield, Mass., and East Hampton, Mass., and has many friends wherever he was known.  October 26, 1900 he married Miss Nellie Bushnur, of Chateauguay, N.Y., who survives.  Deceased is also survived by his parents, three brothers, B.D Richardson, of East Hampton, Mass.;  H.A. Richardson, of North Brookfield, Mass.; E.O. Fuller of East Hampton, Mass. and one sister, Mrs. O. Harrington, of North Bangor, N.Y.  The remains were brought to this village Thursday morning and the funeral was held from the home of his parents on Fair street Friday afternoon.  Rev. Samuel Mosee officiating.  The body was placed in Mt. Hope vault awaiting burial.
William Wrighter
Bainbridge News & Republican, July 11, 1946
William Wrighter, of Windsor [Broome Co., NY], for years a well known resident of Susquehanna [PA], died at the Barnes Memorial Hospital, Wednesday afternoon, July 3.  He was admitted to the hospital only a few days ago.  Deceased was 75 years of age.  He is well remembered as a blacksmith.  Selling his property in Susquehanna he established his home in Windsor  where for several years he was engaged in conducting a service station and in dealing in electrical supplies.  He was a native of Thompson.  His only survivor is his wife.
Louis Dilello
Bainbridge News & Republican, July 11, 1946
Louis Dilello, 79, of Nineveh [Broome Co., NY], died Wednesday at the Afton Hospital.  He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Mary Langan, of Lanesboro, Pa., Mrs. Roland Ross and Mrs. Albert Westbrook, both of Binghamton, and Miss Florence Dilello, of Syracuse; five sons, Raphael and Joseph Dilello, both of Binghamton, Frank Dilello, of Windsor, Harry Dilello, of Nineveh, and Harold Dilello, of Afton; 17 grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. The body was removed to the Wood Memory Chapel, where the funeral was held Saturday at 9 a.m., and at 10 a.m. at St. John's Church.  Burial was in the Plains cemetery, Nineveh.
Ambrose Jaycox
Bainbridge News & Republican, July 11, 1946
Ambrose Jaycox, nearly a lifelong resident of Rock Rift [Delaware Co., NY], died at the home of George Travis, Sidney Center, Tuesday, July 2, at the age of  84 years. he had been at the Travis home four months.  Mr. Jaycox was born at Deposit [Delaware Co., NY] but most of his life was spent on a farm at Rock Rift.  He was well known throughout this area and had many friends.  He is survived by one son, Dwight Jaycox, of Rock Rift; two brothers, William Jaycox, of Harvard, and Arnold Jaycox, of Deposit, and a sister, Mrs. George Dutcher, of Walton.  He was a member of the Rock Rift Church.  The funeral was held Friday afternoon at Lyon Brothers' funeral Chapel, in Walton, the Rev. J.M. Findley Brown officiating.  Burial was in the Walton cemetery.

Death Notices
Antimasonic Telegraph, 1830
June 23, 1830Died In Binghamton [Broome Co., NY], on Saturday, the 12th inst.  Mrs. Abigail Cushman, aged 53 years.

In Virginia, Charity, a slave of Capt. Francis Smith of Prince Edward county, in her 70th year.  For 40 years she had been a member of the Baptist church, and discharged all the duties which devolved on her as a servant, honestly and faithfully.  She was the mother of thirty children at nineteen births!  viz:  Three triplet births, five duplicate births, and eleven single births.

September 15, 1830
In Preston [Chenango Co., NY], very suddenly, on Friday last, Mrs. Avery, wife of Mr. John Avery, aged 44 years.

October 13, 1830
Died in Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY] on the 29th ult.  Mr. Caleb Johnson, preceptor of a select school in that town, and formerly of Sherburne [Chenango Co., NY], aged 31 years.

November 3, 1830
Died in this village [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY]:  on the 19th ult. Mercy Ann, daughter of Mr. E. Woodhouse, aged 1 year.

Family of Asaph Dimmick

Family of Asaph Dimmick
Utica Saturday Globe, October 10, 1903
Norwich [Chenango Co., NY]:  The death of Asaph Dimmick, at the home of his son, George S. Dimmick, Sunday last, calls to mind the traditionary history of the Dimmick family which began back with John Dymoke, King's champion in England at the coronation of Richard II.  The first holder of the office, the origin and duties of which were described in the Globe of February 22, 1902, in connection with the coronation ceremonies of King Edward, was Lord Marmion in the time of King William the Conqueror, 1000 A.D.  Attached to the office was the manor or estate of Scrivelsby three miles from the town of Homcastle, Eng., the male owner of the estate holding the office.
In the reign of King Henry III the championship passed to the Ludlow family, who were related by marriage and later through the marriage of Sir John Dymoke to the heiress of the estate, he became the champion and the office still remains in that family coming down to the eldest son in each generation.  Some of the younger sons of the various generations emigrated to this country and their descendants changed the spelling of the family name, some preferring Dimock, other Dimick and still others Dimmick.  The first record of the family in this country so far discovered, dates back to 1613, when Thomas Dimock and Joseph Hall received a grant from the English government of the land later covered by the town of Barnstable, Conn.
Asaph Dimmick was the son of Mathew and Sallie Sexton Dimmick, who were among the first settlers in Chenango county, coming to Plymouth [Chenango Co., NY] from Connecticut in the early years of the 19th century and establishing the Dimmick homestead near South Plymouth, now occupied by Henry Dimmick, eldest son of the deceased.   Asaph Dimmick was born in Stonington, Conn., October 26, 1809, and was four years of age when his parents came to Plymouth, September 12, 1844, he was united in marriage with Esther J. Phillips, of Plymouth.  To them were born Henry A. Dimmick, of South Plymouth, George S. Dimmick, residing north of this village, and Adelaide E. Dimmick now Mrs. F.F. Lamb of Georgetown, N.Y., all surviving.  Of the 13 brothers and sisters, there survive one brother, James Henry Dimmick, of Smyrna, and a sister, Mrs. Minerva Corey, who resides in the west.  Since his wife's death in May, 1900, deceased had made his home with his son, George S. Dimmick.
Mr. Dimmick had been a farmer all his life.  In politics he was an ardent Democrat and in his religious choice was an attendant of the Methodist Church.  Mr. Dimmick, it is said dug the first grave opened in Mount Hope Cemetery.  At the time he was employed on the Elisha Brown farm, south of this village, a portion of which later became a part of the cemetery. A child of Mr. Brown was drowned in a cistern and the body was buried in the family plot set aside for that purpose.   Mr. Dimmick prepared the grave in the plot which was the beginning of Mount hope Cemetery, now containing more remains of the dead that there are inhabitants living in the village. 
Funeral services were held at the home of his son, George H. Dimmick Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Wilson Treible officiating, assisted by Rev. John L. Ray. Burial was made in the Dimmick Cemetery at South Plymouth under the charge of Norwich Lodge of Masons of which deceased had been a member since October 11, 1845.

Miscellaneous Items - 1903

John Shea
Prominent Norwich Union Man to Attend Important Convention
Utica Saturday Globe, October 10, 1903
John J. Shea

Norwich [Chenango Co., NY]:  The National Convention of the International Car Workers' Association of America, will be held in Hartford, Conn. next week and John J. Shea will leave for that place Saturday as delegate from Empire Lodge, No. 24, of this village.  Mrs. Shea, who is an employee of the wood working shop at the O.&W. is an enthusiastic union man and prominent in labor circles of this village.  He is president of the local lodge of Car Workers and served as marshal at the Labor day celebration last month.
Nominees for the Office of Supervisor
Norwich, Chenango County, NY
Utica Saturday Globe, January 31, 1903
       Blin A. Harris, Republican       Edward L. Nash, Democrat         Nes Peterson, Prohibition

Friday, January 23, 2015

Marriages (January 23)

Darling - Morse
Utica Saturday Globe, January 2, 1903

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene D. Darling
A Popular Young Couple of  North Pharsalia Recently Married
Norwich [Chenango Co., NY]:  At the home of the bride's parents, at Kirk, Wednesday evening, December 24, occurred the marriage of Eugene D. Darling, of North Pharsalia [Chenango Co., NY], and Miss Grace Morse, of Kirk [Chenango Co., NY].  The ceremony was performed by Rev. John L. Ray, of this village, in the presence of nearly 40 guests.  Both bride and groom are popular among a large circle of friends who extend best wishes for their future happiness and prosperity.

Marriage Notices
Antimasonic Telegraph, September 29, 1830
In Oxford, on Wednesday the 15th instant, by the Rev. Mr. Abel, Mr. James H. Nobles, to Miss Maria Augusta, daughter of Solomon Bundy, esq. all of Oxford [Chenango Co., NY]

Antimasonic Telegraph, October 20, 1830
In this village [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY], on the 12th inst. by the Rev. H.P. Bogue, Mr. William G. Brainard, of Hamilton [Madison Co., NY], to Miss Eliza Hale, of Norwich.

On Tuesday morning, the 12th inst. by Elder Jedediah Randall, Mr. Fitch Bissell, to Miss Eunice Hall, all of this town [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY].

On the 10th inst. by Elder Swan, Mr. Joseph Gates, to Miss Caroline McNitt, all of Norwich [Chenango Co., NY].

Antimasonic Telegraph, October 27, 1830
In this town [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY] on Sunday evening, the 24th inst. by the Rev. Mr. Swan, Mr. Elias S. Breed, to Miss Sarah Bissell.

In Sherburne [Chenango Co., NY], on Tuesday the 5th instant, by the Rev. Mr. Raymond, Mr. Josiah Raymond, to Miss Sally Aldridge.

Antimasonic Telegraph, November 10, 1830
On Sunday, the 7th inst. by Nathan Taylor, esq. Mr. Samuel B. Smith, of New Berlin [Chenango Co., NY], to Miss Polly Snow, of Norwich [Chenango Co., NY].

Obituaries (January 23)

George W. Marvin
Utica Saturday Globe, November 21, 1903

George W. Marvin

Norwich [Chenango Co., NY]:  George W. Marvin, a leading lawyer and prominent resident of Norwich, died at his home on Hayes street Sunday afternoon last.  About three years ago Mr. Marvin, on account of failing eyesight, retired from the practice of the profession and at that time closed the office in the Mitchell Block which he had occupied continuously for more than 30 years.  He has since become almost totally blind and was afflicted with other infirmities culminating in his death.  George W. Marvin was born in Dryden, Cortland county, September 21, 1826.  After receiving a thorough education he went west, where he engaged in various lines of business from which he gained a varied experience that was of great value to him when he entered upon his chosen life work,  the practice of law.  February 11, 1855, at Westmoreland, Oneida county, he was united in marriage with Mrs. Harriet S. Wade, whose death occurred in June last.  No children were born to them, but a son of Mrs. Marvin by a former marriage, Schayler F. Wade, was regarded by Mr. Marvin with all the fondness of an only son.  His untimely and shocking death by accident in early manhood was remembered and mourned with the keen sorrow of an own father.  After locating in Norwich in 1853, Mr. Marvin was engaged for a time in teaching the public school, then situated on Mitchell street in the building now used for the kindergarten department of the Union schools.  At about the breaking out of the war of the rebellion he was admitted to practice, opened an office and soon acquired a large and prominent clientage.  He possessed many of the qualities which united to make a successful lawyer.  His mind was analytical and keen, his remaining powers were trained and logical in their decisions, he had the confidence of the community and above all untiring industry and unflagging delight is tracking out dry legal principles and mastering the intricate details of the science.  Until he gave up practice he never ceased to be a student.  He ever took a keen interest in public affairs and never failed to do his duty as a citizen at every election.  On the last election day he came to the polls and voted.  He had to be assisted into the booth.  When he left the polling place he turned to the election board and said, in a clear, resonate voice, "Goodbye boys."  It was his farewell and all who heard it had the impression that he had voted for the last itme.  He was for many years a member of the Congregational Church and was active, zealous and liberal in his support.  He is survived by one brother, Capt. Harrison Marvin, of Albany, and one sister, Mrs. Harriet Marvin Tanner, of Erie, Kan.  He had two brothers who were involved in the legal profession, Hon. Richard P. Marvin, of Jamestown, N.Y. who was for 24 years Justice of the Supreme Court and died almost 12 years ago, and Hon. William Marvin, who was for many years United States District Judge, who died two years ago.  His funeral was largely attended from his late residence on Hayes street Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Rev. Daniel W. Dexter officiating.  Burial in Mount Hope Cemetery.

Lauren L. Guthrie
Antimasonic Telegraph, June 17, 1829
Died in Tompkins, (Del. co.) on the 15th inst. Mr. Lauren L. Guthrie, son of Joseph Guthrie, esq. of Sherburne, Chenango county--aged 24 years.  His death was caused by a fall from the piazza of a building which fractured his skull, and terminated his existence in about ten days after the occurrence of the fatal accident.
Artemissa (Darling) Bixby
Bainbridge Republican, April 4, 1878
At 12 o'clock last week, Saturday morning, Mrs. Jacob Bixby, passed from her home on earth to heaven.  Mrs. Bixby for the past four years has been a great sufferer caused from an accident which happened to her while returning from Quarterly Conference at North Afton, July 19th, 1874.  The Bainbridge Republican under date of July 25th, 1874, says:  "While in East Afton, Mrs. Jacob Bixby was thrown from a wagon by a sudden start of the horse (the seat being loose) and severely injured about the spine.  Two other ladies, with infants, occupied the same seat, but they fortunately escaped unhurt.  Mrs. B. was brought home on a bed, medical aid called in and she was soon brought to her senses, but it will be some time before she will be able to go about."  Although Mrs. Bixby fully recovered her senses, she never was able to do her household duties, but was confined continually to her bed.  From the first her body was wholly paralyzed from her neck down, but in time she was able to move her arms and hands, and could, by placing her food before her, help herself, but she never recovered farther, and to the time of her death was helpless.  All who were acquainted with Mrs. Bixby knew her to be a lady of excellent qualities, and of a very mild and friendly disposition.  She bore her trial, with that patience and submission due to a saint, and never murmured on account of her sad fate. She was a firm believer in prayer, and often has said that it was her only hope.  During the last few weeks of her life she was a great sufferer. Death was a happy relief. As such, she welcomed it.  While deeply mourning her loss, those that know how great was her suffering, recognize that their loss is her gain.  With peculiar force it could be said of her that to depart and be with Christ was far better.  Mrs. Bixby was born at North New Berlin, Chenango County, N.Y. Dec. 25, 1824.  Her maiden name was Artemissa Darling.  On the 25 of December, 1849, she was married to Jacob Bixby, in West Davenport, and was a sister of Mr. Bixby's first wife. The family of the deceased have the sympathy of the entire community.  Her funeral services were held in the M.E. Church on Monday of this week, Rev. N.S. Reynolds officiating, and a large number of relatives and friends were present.  her remains were interred in the cemetery at this place [Bainbridge, NY]
Rev. Edwin I. Bennett
Bainbridge Republican, August 8, 1878
Rev. Edwin l. Bennett was buried from the Bennett homestead on Tuesday.  He has been Pastor of several Baptist Churches in the States of New York and Michigan, and came home from the South, where he had been in pursuit of health, to die.  His disease was bronchial consumption.  He has been a useful minister of the Gospel and was forty-six at the time of his death.  The funeral service was held at the residence of his mother, instead of the Church, at his request.  He also directed that the funeral should be simple and unostentatious.  Rev. D.C. Haynes, his Pastor since he returned to Bainbridge, officiated, and other ministers were in attendance.
Elam Yale
Bainbridge Republican, September 26, 1878

On Sunday last occurred the death of Elam Yale, for a number of years past an honored and respected townsman of Sidney [Delaware Co., NY], but equally as well known in Bainbridge and the surrounding country.  His decease was the result of an illness of several weeks of dropsy  He was about 50 years of age. 

Brave Feat by Miss Parish - 1878

A Brave Girl
Bainbridge News & Republican, September 19, 1878
On Thursday night of last week, as a young man named Parish, accompanied by his sister and Miss Sigsby, daughter of the former purchasing agent of this railroad, were driving up the river from Otego [Otsego Co., NY], homeward, in the darkness, they met a load of hay on a dikeway that was not wide enough for them to pass, without tipping one wagon up sideways.  The young people concluded to take the roadside and allow the load of hay the center of the road.  In doing so, the carriage was partially capsized and young Parish who was sitting on the ladies laps and driving, lost his balance and fell out carrying the lines with him, when the horses started to run away with the ladies.  After the wagon was in the road and the horse was making lightning speed through the darkness, Miss Parish decided on a desperate plan to stop them.  She told Miss Sigsby to take and hold firmly to her dress till she received orders to let go.  She then reached over the dashboard and seized the horse's tail and thus steadied she stepped over on the cross-bar of the thills and took a firm hold of the back strap.  Miss Sigsby then let go of her fearless companion and in a twinkling she was on the back of the flying brute, gathered up the reigns, stopped the horse, turned him around and drove back to her brother, and all rode safely home.  No damage was done, but we have no doubt it was a very exciting time.--Afton Sentinel.

Zilpha Buell Helps War Effort - 1918

Helps at Eighty-Six
Mrs. Zilpha  M. Buell Breaks the Record in This Section
Utica Saturday Globe, About August 1918
Mrs. Zilpha M. Buell
Norwich [Chenango Co., NY]:  Forty-two pairs of socks and two sweaters for the soldiers here is the record already made for Mrs. Zilpha M. Buell, aged 86, and she is still knitting with no other thought than to help make the boys at the front as comfortable as possible while they fight for her and for the land she loves.
Mrs. Buell has always been famed for her knitting and takes just pride in the feat that for many years she has kept her two sons and several nephews supplied with socks.   But since the great war started she has exceeded her previous speed limit and easily holds the record for war knitting throughout a large section of the state.
In marked contrast to the work of Mrs. Buell is that of the slackers among the women of the city.  Younger and more able to help than she, there are many women who have never taken a stitch or raised a finger to help in this humane and much needed backing up of the boys.  It is true that a majority of the women of the city have done their chore in this as in every other phase of war work and their interest and activity has put the local chapter in the lead among the Red Cross activities in this vicinity.  But as the war goes on the need is consistently increasing while the number of workers is steadily decreasing.  Sorry, ladies, but it begins to look as if all the slackers were not to be found among the men.  In spite of the season there is much Red Cross work to be done in the month of August.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Bainbridge High School, Class of 1947, Part 2

Bainbridge Central High School - Class of 1947
Senior Portraits
"Echo" 1947
Francis Dellello
Voted Biggest Bluffer and Most Talkative
"Persuasive speech, and more persuasive sighs,
silence that spake, and eloquence of eyes."

Wanda Drachler
Never hopes to be "without
a ring on my third finger, left hand."

Richard Engel
Never hopes to be "in a hurry."

Eugene Evans
Voted Neatest and Best Dressed
"They add a precious seeing to the eye."

Ernest Fenner
U.S. Navy
Elizabeth Hine
Never hopes to be "Mr Black's
Shorthand student again"

Obituaries (January 22)

Henrietta Law
Utica Saturday Globe, November 16, 1907
Mrs. Henrietta Law
North Pharsalia [Chenango Co., NY]:  Many were the sorrowing friends of Mrs. Henrietta Law, who paid their last tributes of respect to the deceased at her old home near North Pharsalia, Saturday, November 9.  Her long life of usefulness was closed Wednesday, November 6, after a period of much suffering.  Deceased was born at Thomastown, Maine, in 1829.  At Lowell, Mass., June 29, 1851, she was united in marriage to Stephen Law, who died many years ago.  Soon after their marriage deceased and her husband came to New York State to live, and for over 60 years deceased resided on the place where she died in the latter part of her life with her son, Frank Law.  She is survived by two sons and one daughter, George M. Law, of Pitcher; Frank M. Law, of North Pharsalia, and Mrs. Ella V. Nitt, of Killawog, N.Y.; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Emma Fleming
Bainbridge News & Republican, April 4, 1946
Mrs. Emma Fleming, 82, formerly of Windsor [Broome Co., NY], died Wednesday, at the home of her grandson, Lenn Church, of Corbettsville.  Besides her grandson, she is survived by two sons, John and Gilbert Church, both of Binghamton.
Uri A. Hubbard
Bainbridge News & Republican, April 4, 1946
Uri A. Hubbard, 81, died Tuesday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Eugene Finch, Oxford.  Besides his daughter, he is survived by a son, Clarence Hubbard, of Homer; also eight grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Rev. Frank C. Davidson
Bainbridge News & Republican, April 4, 1946
Rev. Frank C. Davidson, pastor of Union United Presbyterian church at McKees' Rocks, Pa., former pastor of the Walton United Presbyterian church died at his home in McKees' Rocks Thursday morning, March 28.  He was 62 years old. 
Maude Knapp Smith
Bainbridge News & Republican, April 4, 1946
Mrs. Maude Knapp Smith, 58, of Windsor [Broome Co., NY], died at 6:25 p.m. Tuesday at Binghamton City Hospital.  She is survived by her husband, Delmar Smith a daughter, Miss Doris Smith, of Bainbridge; a sister, Mrs. Walter Coolbaugh, of Johnson City.  The body was removed to Clinton E. Wood Memorial Chapel, Windsor.
David DuBois
Bainbridge News & Republican, July 11, 1946
Walton [Delaware Co., NY]:  Just 24 hours after its official opening, the temporary swimming pool in West Brook was the site of a drowning.  The pool opened at 1 p.m. Thursday and at 5 p.m. Friday the body of six-year-old David DuBois, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald DuBois, was discovered in its murky waters.  The pool is a temporary affair erected at the site of the proposed recreation center.  According to Dr. C.S.Gould, of Walton, county coroner, the boy apparently drowned within the sight of more than 100 persons gathered at the pool.  He had gone swimming with some companions.  When the boy's mother arrived to take the group home, it was discovered that David was missing.  Search revealed that his clothes were still in a locker. The body was discovered in six feet of water at the deep end of the pool, which was muddy from diving activities.
Archie W. Smith & Mrs. Leo L. Kany
Bainbridge News & Republican, August 1, 1946
The crash of a sedan into a tractor-trailer near Campville on Route 17C about 12:30 a.m. Sunday, resulted in the death of two people and the hospitalization of four others. 
The dead:
Archie W. Smith, 27, of Vestal [Broome Co., NY].  A World War II veteran, killed instantly.
Mrs. Leo L. Kany, 29, Endicott [Broome Co., NY], who died in hospital four hours after crash.
The injured all in Ideal Hospital:
Miss Anna Severini, 30, Endicott, condition critical.  She suffered lacerations of head and arms.
Frank N. Wilson, 29, Endicott, condition fair. He sustained abrasions of the right leg and severe cuts about the face.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl W. Harrington, Johnson City, condition fair. Both suffered head and arm lacerations.
Those who investigated the accident said it occurred shortly after midnight when Carl Bowgren was attempting to back a tractor-trailer into a drive-way.  The trailer was well lighted, according to the sheriff and there was unobstructed visibility for 700 feet.  Bowgren was arrested by state police, charged with criminal negligence. He was given a hearing before Justice of the Peace Huntington, demanded an examination and was released in $50 bail for hearing Aug. 12.
This was the third case of alleged criminal negligence involving an automobile in the Binghamton area within two weeks.  Four persons were riding in the front seat of the sedan at the time of the crash, the impact of which pinned Smith, the driver, between the wheel and the seat.  He was killed instantly.  It was necessary to pry the seat from beneath him in order to extricate his body.  Mrs. Kany was removed unconscious to Ideal Hospital where she died four hours after the accident.  The others suffered from shock and severe lacerations.  According to the Sheriff, the party was returning from the Brush and Pallette where its members had spent the evening dancing.  Police ambulances from Endicott and Owego were called to take the injured to Ideal Hospital.

Marriages (January 22)

Dixson - Waldron
Bainbridge News & Republican, September 5, 1946

Sidney [Delaware Co., NY]:  Miss Elizabeth Irene Waldron, daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Claude Waldron, was married to Donald William Dixson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Dixson, Mt. Upton [Chenango Co., NY], at the Methodist Church Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Kellerman, pastor, officiating.  The bride was given in marriage by her father.  Miss Ellen Hurlburt, of Afton, was maid of honor and the bridesmaids were Miss Doris Dixson, Mt. Upton, sister of the bridegroom, and Miss Wanda Timer, of Sidney.
Van Voorhis - Egli
Bainbridge News & Republican, September 12, 1946
Miss Ruth Egli, daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Albert Egli, Sr., Bainbridge road [Chenango Co., NY], was married to Frederick Van Voorhis, son of the late Mrs. Lena Van Voorhis, of Worcester [Otsego Co., NY] Saturday in the Congregational Church.  The Rev. Charlton Opdyke, minister, performed the ceremony.

Lord - Morrow
Bainbridge News & Republican, September 12, 1946

Miss Kathleen Morrow, of Sabina, Ohio, and Albert T. Lord, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard B. Lord, of Middletown, formerly of Cannonsville [Delaware Co., NY], were married Sunday afternoon, Sept. 1, at 3:30 in the First Presbyterian Church, Washington Court House, Ohio.  The double ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. C.H. Abernathy.  A reception was held following the ceremony in the church parlors with 100 present.

Hall - Peters
Bainbridge News & Republican, September 12, 1946

The Emory Methodist Church, Hancock, was the scene Saturday, Aug. 31, for the marriage of Miss Edith Peters, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Knighton Peters, of Hancock [Delaware Co., NY], to Lt. Donald L. Hall, USMCR, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Hall, also of Hancock.  Following a reception in the home of the bride's parents, the couple left by motor for New York City.  They will reside in Quantico, Va., where the bridegroom is stationed.

Edwards - Courtney
Bainbridge News & Republican, September 12, 1946

In one of the prettiest weddings of the late summer season Sunday afternoon, Sept. 1, Miss Patricia Gay Courtney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William P. Courtney, Walton [Delaware Co., NY], became the bride of Wayne O. Edwards, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Beardslee, also of Walton.  The ceremony was performed in Christ Episcopal Church, Delhi.  After a wedding trip through the New England states, Mr. and Mrs. Edwards will reside in Oneonta [Otsego Co., NY], where Mr. Edwards will attend Hartwick College.  Both are graduates of Walton High School, class of '42.  She has been employed in the office of Delaware Telephone Company, Walton, and he was recently discharged after serving with the 310th Infantry, 78th division; including overseas service from Oct. 14, 1944 to Jan. 4, 1946, in the European theater of operations.  Mr. Edwards was a recipient of the Purple Heart medal.

Marriage Notices
Antimasonic Telegraph, December 23, 1829
Married in Preston [Chenango Co., NY] on Monday evening last, by Elder Jedediah Randall, of this village, Mr. Mason Johnson to Miss Esther Avery, both of the former town.

Chenango Telegraph, October 5, 1836
Married at South New Berlin [Chenango Co., NY], on Sunday, October 2, by the Rev. Mr. Doolittle, Mr. Alanson Holmes, to Miss Sally Euphrasia Rathson, both of that place.

In Sherburne on the 29th ult. by the Rev. J.S. Swan, Mr. William Jones, to Miss Betsey C. Gregory, all of Norwich [Chenango Co., NY].

Bainbridge Republican, July 4, 1878
WHEELER - GREEN:  In Bainbridge, June 30, 1878, by Rev. D.C. Haynes, Walter Wheeler and Miss Augusta Gray, both of Deposit [Delaware Co., NY].

Bainbridge Republican, August 8, 1878
SHEPHERD - ROWE:  At the M.E. Parsonage, Bainbridge, Aug. 7, 1878, by Rev. A.F.Brown, Frank A. Shepherd of Otego [Otsego Co., NY] and Miss Chloe K. Rowe of Colesville [Broome Co., NY].

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Obituaries (January 21)

Joseph H. Latham
Utica Saturday Globe, November 21, 1903
Joseph H. Latham

Norwich [Chenango Co., NY]:  At his home on South Broad street, Wednesday afternoon, after a short illness, Joseph H. Latham died at the age of 73.  Mr. Latham was for many years a prominent merchant and representative resident of this community.  Deceased was born at Latham's Four Corners, in the town of Guilford, this county, December 11, 1824.  He was the son of Harry and Jerusha Latham, who located in Guilford in the early years of the century.  In youth he acquired a thorough, practical education, and like many young men of that period began his first work in life by teaching district school, teaching in the town several terms before becoming a permanent resident.  About 1855 he accepted a clerkship in the hardware store of Haynes & Knight.  Some three years later Mr. Haynes died suddenly and his administrator placed the entire business in the hands of the subject of this sketch.  When the effects were sold Mr. Latham purchased them and associating with himself Daniel M. Holmes, began his mercantile career.  Some years later he bought out his partner and continued the business alone, building up a large and lucrative trade by his energy and foresight.  In 1887, after more than 30 years successful business in one location, he retired, handing over his store to his son, Charles H. Latham, the present owner.  October 3, 1863, Mr. Latham married Frances L. Randall, of this village.  Two children were born to them, Charles H. Latham and Frances R. Latham.  Mrs. Latham died suddenly November 20, 1897, and the daughter, Frances, was cut down in the flower of her young womanhood in April of this year.  He never rallied from the shock of the loss of his wife and daughter, which left his home desolate.  His friends noticed that his step had lost somewhat of its elasticity, but little dreamed that the end was so near.   His only son, Charles H. Latham, is the sole survivor of the immediate family.  A sister, Mrs. Helen Orr, resides in Topeka, Kan.  Mr. Latham was a thorough businessman, careful, diligent and accurate in all of his dealings.  In politics he was a consistent Republican and looked upon public questions from the standpoint of a patriot. He was public spirited, believed in the future of the village, and gave of this time and money to further any object which he believed was for the public good.  In the care of his home and surroundings he set an example of neatness and attractiveness.  His religious home was in the congregational Church, of which he was a faithful and consistent attendant for nearly a third of a century.  He never sought public preferment, but preferred to do his duty as a private citizen.  Such men as he give stability and character to a community.  The funeral will be held from the late home on South Broad street Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Daniel W. Decker officiating. Burial will be made in the family plot in Mt. Hope Cemetery [Norwich, NY].
Charles Brown
Antimasonic Telegraph, November 18, 1829
In Smyrna [Chenango Co., NY], on the 14th ult., Mr. Charles Brown, aged 65 years; by this dispensation of providence, his Widow is left to lament the loss of an affectionate husband, and his children a kind indulgent parent.
Maria Harris
Chenango Telegraph, July 20, 1836
Died in new Berlin [Chenango Co., NY], on the 14th inst. Mrs. Maria Harris, wife of John Harris, Esq., late of Plymouth [Chenango Co., NY], aged 38 years.  The circumstances which caused and attended the death above recorded were peculiarly afflicting.  On the 4th of July, a son of Mr. Harris, aged 12 years, was drowned in the  Unadilla river. The annunciation of this event to the family, produced a shock to the mind of Mrs. Harris from which she never recovered.  Search was immediately made for the body of the boy, and continued during the afternoon and night; but it was not until the afternoon of the 5th, that it was found.  Mrs. Harris became deranged--her mind was destroyed--and in ten days from the melancholy occurrence on the 4th, she was no more!  Thus perished a fine boy, and thus an excellent and amiable woman.  To the surviving members of the family these were cases of the severest trials and affliction.  eE have never known the sympathies of the public more general and deep-seated, than on these occasions.
Mercy Sheldon
Chenango Telegraph, August 3, 1836
Died in Guilford [Chenango Co., NY], on the 27th ult. after a painful and severe illness, Mercy, wife of Luke Sheldon, aged 59 years.  The deceased was a woman highly exemplary in all the various relations and duties of life; and was respected and beloved by all who enjoyed her acquaintance.  In her death, her husband has been deprived of an affectionate wife, her children of a kind and loving parent, and society of a useful member.   She has left a wide circle of relations and friends to mourn her loss.
Lucy Smith
Chenango Telegraph, August 3, 1836
At South New Berlin [Chenango Co., NY], on the 22d, Mrs. Lucy Smith, wife of Mr. Dexter Smith, in the 56th year of her age, leaving evidence to her friends that she was worthy to be counted among the happy number "Who died in the Lord."  As a Christian her piety was exhibited in a principled regard for the divine requirements as they relate to the duty of man to his Maker and to his fellow men; as a bosom companion she was assiduously kind and faithful; as a mother she was affectionate and provident; as a friend, sincere and constant.  In her death a large circle of family connexions pay no ordinary tribute to the destroying Angel.
Thomas P. Main
Bainbridge Republican, August 15, 1878
Thos. P. Main, an old and well known citizen of Boone [Iowa], died on Saturday night last, at his residence.  Mr. Main was 80 years, one month and 27 days old, and had resided in Boone for twelve years, removing from Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY].  He was married three times and had fifteen children born unto him, ten of whom are now living.  Three of his children reside here--Hawley Main, Mr. E.G. Wood and Emma Main.  His two sons, Charles and William, now residents of Galesburg, Illinois, and conductors on the C.B. & Q.R.R., were here to attend their father's funeral.  He was a conscientious Christian gentleman, being a member of the M.E. Church by Rev. A.P. Hull, and the body laid to its final rest in Linwood Cemetery.  An affection of the kidneys, complicated with those ailments incident to old age, is what took him off.  He died without a struggle, and bore his ills with great patience and forbearance.--Boone (Ia.) Republican.

Marriages (January 21)

Hyland - Squires
Utica Daily Globe, January 31, 1903
Mr. and Mrs. William R. Hyland
Who Were Married Near Norwich Recently.
Norwich [Chenango Co., NY]:  A pretty wedding was solemnized Wednesday afternoon at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.N. Squires, near this village, when their daughter, Bertha E. was united in marriage to William R. Hyland, of South Plymouth [Chenango Co., NY].  Miss Jessie Treible played the wedding march as the bridal party entered the room and the ceremony was performed by Rev. Wilson Treible.  The maid of honor was Miss Margaret Richards, of Eaton, and William C. Crandall was best man.  After the ceremony the happy couple received the congratulations of the assembled guests and a bountiful repast was served.  Many beautiful and useful gifts were received.
Marriage Notices - 1829
Antimasonic Telegraph, October 13, 1829
Married in this village [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY], the 15th inst. by the Rev. Mr. Rexford, Mr. Orrin Porter to Miss Sarah Ann Steere, daughter of Mark Steere.
Married in this village [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY], on the 11th inst. by Elder Jedediah Randall, Mr. Parley Miller to Miss Eliza Ann Miner.
Married in Pitcher [Chenango Co., NY], on the evening of the 11th inst. by John Southworth, esq. Mr. Harry Hokes, to Miss Nancy Finch, daughter of Jacob Finch, deceased, all of that place.
Antimasonic Telegraph, November 2, 1829
Married in this town, on Wednesday, the 28th inst. by the Rev. Mr. Adams, Mr. Nelson W. Carpenter, Merchant, of this village [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY] to Miss Glorian Guthrie, of North Norwich.
Also, on Thursday last, by the Rev. Jedediah Randall, Mr. Samuel S. Randall to Miss Lucy Breed, all of Norwich [Chenango Co., NY]
Antimasonic Telegraph, November 18, 1829
Married in Oxford [Chenango Co., NY] on Thursday, the 12th inst. by the Rev. Mr. Rexford Mr. Charles A. Thorp, esq. attorney at law, of this village [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY], to Miss Susan Avery, of the former place.
Antimasonic Telegraph, November 1829
Married in this town [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY], on the 23th ult. by Mathew Calkins, esq. of New Berlin [Chenango Co., NY], Mr. Ezra Hoag, to Mrs. Polly French.
Married in this village [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY], on the 19th ult. by the Rev. Jedediah Randall, Mr. John Bliven, of Preston [Chenango Co., NY], to Miss Irena Wells, of this village.
Married in this town [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY], on the 3d inst. by James Thompson, esq. Mr. Calvin Day, to Miss Harriet Simmons.
Married on the 6th inst. by Samuel Pike, esq. Mr. Ezra Frink to Miss Lucinda A. Crandall, all of this town [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY]

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Marriages (January 20)

Ormsby - Martz
Utica Saturday Globe, December 26, 1903
Mr. and Mrs. Rexford P. Ormsby
They were united in marriage on Christmas Eve.
Norwich [Chenango Co., NY]:  A very pretty wedding occurred at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John M. Martz, on Brown avenue on Christmas eve, when their daughter, Mabel Catherine, was married to Rexford P. Ormsby.  The date was also the 24th anniversary of the wedding of the bride's parents.  The house was handsomely decorated with evergreen, holly and roses, and the ceremony was performed at 8:30 o'clock beneath an arch in the presence of about 40 guests. Rev. Wilson Treible of the Broad Street M.E. Church, officiating.  The maid of honor was Miss Rose H. Bowers and Arthur L. Brown was the best man.  Little Miss Mary Ormsby, a niece of the groom, carried the ring.  The bride was attired in a blue traveling suit and carried white roses.  The presents were numerous and beautiful.  The bride is a popular and accomplished young lady.  The groom is a son of Dr. and Mrs. B.J. Ormsby and is a young man of worth and a valued employee of the Norwich Pharmacal Company, where he has charge of the packing department.  Mr. and Mrs. Ormsby have many friends, all of whom extend congratulations and best wishes.  After a brief wedding tour to Binghamton and other places they will return to Norwich and reside for the present at the home of the bride's parents, on Brown avenue. 
Northrup -Alvord
Bainbridge Republican, September 19, 1878
On Wednesday morning, September 18, 1878 transpired an event fraught with the greatest of life's interest to the participants--the marriage of George C. Northrup of Topeka, Kansas, to Miss Addie A. Alvord, of Sidney Plains [Delaware Co.,  NY], formerly of this village. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Samuel Johnson, at the residence of Mr. A.W. Alvord.  Mr. Northrup was a former employee of this office, but now foreman of the Topeka job rooms of the Commonwealth office.  He is certainly a very fine young man and has shown considerable taste in choosing so fair a bride. The untied pair will remain about here for a fortnight when they will take their departure for their future home in Topeka.
May life's best joys ever bless them,
And love's blossoms round them cling,
May little one gladden and caress them,
And every happiness bring
The following stanza is sent us by our Sidney correspondent in relation to the above marriage:
All hail the wedded pair,
And midst the typy clink
And dauby ink
May fortune on them smile,
When they can say--
Our first sweet darling child.