Monday, November 30, 2015

Marriages (November 30)

Marriage Notices
Chenango Telegraph & Chronicle, Norwich, NY, May 8, 1867

WINSOR - HUNT:  In Oxford, May 1st, by Rev. J.C. Ransom, Henry J. Winsor and Celinda E.  Hunt, both of this place [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY].
HILLER - ROE:  In German, April 26th, by Rev. A.C. Smith, William Hiller, of McDonough [Chenango Co., NY] and Abigal Roe, of Wolli Kill.

PURDY - HARTWELL:  In Greece, Monroe Co., N.Y., May 2d, by Rev. G. Johnson, D.E. Purdy, of Parma [Monroe Co., NY] and Aurilla L. Hartwell, of Greece.

SMITH - BURLISON:  At the residence of Dennis Phetteplace, in this town, by Rev. F.B. Peck, John Smith of Norwich [Chenango Co., NY] and Mary V. Burlison, of Mt. Upton [Chenango Co., NY]

Chenango American, Greene, NY, December 20, 1888

BROWN - WOODS:  In Oxford, Dec. 5th, by Rev. H.B. Cook, Wm. M. Brown, of Coventry [Chenango Co., NY] and Onelia Woods, of Oxford [Chenango Co., NY].

DAVIS - LYON:  At Bainbridge, Dec. 5th, by Rev. H.B. Cook, Willie A. Davis, of Oxford [Chenango Co., NY] and Aliph C. Lyon, of Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY]

TANNER - CAHOON:  At Norwich, Dec. 11th, by Rev. A.J. VanCleft, Mr. S.A. Tanner, of Philadelphia, Pa., and Miss Louise M. Cahoon, of Norwich [Chenango Co., NY].

TICKNOR - ADAMS:  At Willett, Dec. 4th, by Rev. D. W. Sweetland.  Arthur S. Ticknor, to Mertie Adams, both of Smithville [Chenango Co., NY]

HARVEY - LEE:  At Binghamton, Dec. 8th, by Rev. A.M Brown, Edwin Harvey, of Chenango Bridge [Broome Co., NY] to Miss Minnie Lee, of Chenango Forks [Broome Co., NY].

Chenango Union, Norwich, NY, April 14, 1895

BARKER - HARRINGTON:  In Norwich, April 1, 1895 by Rev. T.G. Cass, Mr. Charles Barker, of Norwich [Chenango Co., NY] and Miss Viola Harrington, of Oxford [Chenango Co., NY]

EDDY - BORDEN:  In McDonough, March 30, 1895, by Rev. A.W. Barrows, Mr. Hartwell C. Eddy and Miss J. Maud Borden, all of McDonough [Chenango Co., NY].

FRY - FOWLSTON:  in McDonough, mar 27, 1895, by Rev. George Pope, Mr. Orrin Fry and Miss Bertha Fowlston, both of Smithville [Chenango Co., NY].

WHITMORE - CRUMB:  In Lincklaen, March 20, 1895, by Rev. O.S. Mills, Mr. Pearl W. Whitmore, of Lincklaen [Chenango Co., ,NY], and Miss Lottie Eunice Crumb, of McGrawville [Cortland Co., NY].

Obituaries (November 30)

Albert Davis
Utica Saturday Globe, September 1911
Albert Davis
1824 - 1911

Norwich [Chenango Co., NY]:  At his residence on Guernsey street Wednesday of last week Albert Davis passed away suddenly, having been in his usual health until the day of his death and was seen upon the streets the day before.  His age was 87.  Mr. Davis was born in the town of Norwich January 25, 1824.  On May 26, 1863, he married Martha Gibbs at Sherburne.  Much of their earlier married life was spent upon a farm in the town of Guilford  until about 30 years ago they came to Norwich to reside.  When a young man Mr. Davis espoused the cause of Prohibition and was always loyal in his allegiance to his party.  Besides his wife, who is critically ill, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. William G. Mandeville, of Lowville and Mrs. Jesse Race, of Norwich.  One brother also survives, Edson Davis, of Holmesville, out of a family of six children--three sons and three daughters--born to Arthur and Sabra Davis.  Funeral services were held from the residence on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Paul R .Allen officiating.  The bearers were Frank Davis, Arvine Davis, Zena Jackson and Nelson McNitt.  Interment was made in Mount Hope Cemetery [Norwich, NY]
Floyd Wells Barrett
1891 - 1930
Edmeston [Otsego Co., NY]:  Mr. and Mrs. Dan W. Barrett have received word of the death of their son, Floyd Barrett, which occurred as a result of an accident while he was at work on a construction job in Arizona.  Only meager details are available but according to a telegram received here the accident proved fatal and the body is en route to Edmeston where burial will take place.  Floyd was an Edmeston high school boy.  He enlisted at the beginning of the late World war and at the close of same did not return to Edmeston.  He has lived in various parts of the west during the past few years.
Winslow Daily Mail, March 14, 1930
Injury Proves Fatal to Rail Employe Here
Bridge Workman at A-215 Struck by Timber
Floyd Barrett of Long Beach, California, is dead and V. Smith of Los Angeles is confined to a local hospital suffering from a fractured hand and severe bruises following an accident which occurred yesterday at Santa Fe Bridge A-215 near Navajo, about fifty miles east of Winslow [Arizona].  The men were injured while working on an abutment of the bridge under construction, and were in the employ of the Miller Construction Company.  Smith was hurled a distance of twenty-five feet when a heavy bridge timber fell from the bridge striking Barrett who was working below.  Both injured men were brought to Winslow on train No. 7 last evening and when examination was made by a local physician, it was found Barrett suffered a fractured skull and several broken ribs and that Smith had a fractured hand.  Barrett died a few hours after being placed in the hospital here.  His body is being held here pending the receipt of word from his wife, who lives in Long Beach.  It is believed that he will be taken to that city for burial, although no definite arrangements have yet been made.
[Compiler note:  b. Oct. 14, 1891 - d. Mar. 13, 1930, buried Union Cemetery, Edmeston, NY]
Franklyn Robert Beardsley
1882 - 1937
F. Robert Beardsley, well-known local milk dealer, died at midnight Saturday at his home on the Norwich-Oxford [Chenango Co., NY] road following an extended illness.  Deceased, who was born in Binghamton, was 55 years of age.  he is survived by his wife, Blanche; a daughter, Mrs. Clifford Doing of South Plymouth; three sons, James, Robert and Richard Beardsley; his mother, Mrs. Ella Beardsley of Sidney; a brother, Benjamin Beardsley of Norwich and a niece, Mrs. William Meehan of Sidney.  Mr. Beardsley was a member of the First Baptist church. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Breese Funeral Home. Rev. J.K. Romeyn, pastor of the First Baptist church, will officiate.  Burial will be made in Mt. Hope cemetery [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY]. 
Raymond Justice Beardsley
Youth Loses Life in Auto Accident
Raymond J. Beardsley, 19, and Companions Killed at Crossing Near Canton

Raymond Justice Beardsley
1910 - 1929
A touch of sadness prevailed throughout the Thanksgiving season in New Berlin [Chenango Co., NY], caused by the sudden and shocking death of one of our highly respected young men, Raymond J. Beardsley, son of Mr. and Mrs. M.H. Beardsley.  The news of his death first came through an associated press dispatch about 10 o'clock Wednesday morning, Nov. 27th, and was later verified by news direct to the grief stricken family.  The account of the accident from a nearby publication was as follows:
Canton [St. Lawrence Co.,  NY], Nov. 27--Home bound for Thanksgiving vacation, three St. Lawrence university students and another man were killed at the Gouverneur road grade crossing near here this morning at 9:15. The car in which they were riding was struck by a New York Central passenger train, northbound. The dead:  Nelson P. Lobdell, Victor, N.Y.; Raymond J. Beardsley, New Berlin, N.Y.; W.B. Anderson, Bridgeport, Conn.; Amos Goodbout, Canton.  Identification of the first three bodies, those of the students, was made by college classmates and members of the faculty of St. Lawrence university, Richard Ellsworth, secretary of the university and Dean Hulett assisted in the identification.
The students were bound for downstate for the Thanksgiving holidays, hoping to catch rides by passing motorists.  Raymond Beardsley intended to visit Nelson Lobdell at his home in Victor and later to come to New Berlin.  The boys, apparently, obtained a ride from Amos Goodbout, Canton amateur boxer and mechanic at Aikens Garage, DeKalb.  Goodbout was on his way to the garage at the time of the accident.  The railroad crossing is just out of Canton and the boys had ridden less than a quarter of a mile where the highway and railroad cross diagonally.

Although complete details of how the accident happened will never be known, eye-witnesses say that Goodbout, who was driving a Chevrolet touring car, tried to stop when he saw the train coming but was too close to the crossing and the car skidded onto the tracks directly in front of the train.  Before the occupants could escape the locomotive crashed into the machine and tossed it into the ditch.  Two of the bodies were carried around 50 feet on the locomotive before it came to a sudden halt.

Sheriff Herbert Shaver was notified of the accident and went to the scene immediately. State troopers also took part in the investigation and District Attorney Ingram and Coroner Cleland went to the scene Wednesday afternoon.  The coroner gave permission for the removal of the bodies to an undertaking establishment.

Nicholas Butler, Watertown, engineman on the locomotive, told friends that he did not see the car until he was about 30 feet from the crossing.  The car, Butler is quoted as reporting, seemed to skid directly in the path of the train as though the brakes might have been set to avoid the collision.

On notification here of the accident, Mr. Beardsley and son Robert and W.H. Davis, in the latter's car, left for Canton.  Oliver Bros., local undertakers, took charge of the body and brought it to the home here on Thursday morning.  Funeral services, which were largely attended, were held at the Baptist church on Saturday afternoon, following a short prayer service at the home.  The services were in charge of Rev. B .H. Eddy.  Songs, "Ivory Palaces," "My Jesus, I Love Three," and "Nearer My God to Thee," were rendered at the church service by Mr. and Mrs. R.F. Talbot, Mrs. B.H. Eddy and A. Perry Bishop.  Burial was made in St. Andrew's cemetery [New Berlin, NY]. 

Raymond  Justice Beardsley was born on March 1, 1910, in new Berlin, a son of Leila Justice and Mathew Hall Beardsley.  He attended the New Berlin high school, from which he graduated in the class of 1927.  He entered Colgate university a year later and this fall continued his college work as a sophomore at St. Lawrence university at Canton.  he was a member of the Phi-Pi-Phi fraternity and was interested in several musical organizations of the university.  Besides the parents, Raymond is survived by a sister, Marion, and a younger brother, Robert.

Nelson P. Lobdell was a junior at St. Lawrence and a member of Raymond's fraternity.  He was the son of Rev. Nelson L. Lobdell, one time missionary to Japan and a St. Lawrence alumnus.  W.B. Anderson was a member of the St. Lawrence football squad and was pledged to Beta Theta Pi fraternity.  His home was in Bridgeport, Conn.  Amos Goodbout was well known throughout northern New York as an amateur boxer.  he is survived by a wife and one child.


Sunday, November 29, 2015

Blog Postings November 23-29, 2015

Listing of blog postings for the week of November 23-29, 2015

Posted November 23, 2015
Gertrude Porter - William Graves (1911)
Gertrude Ann Pike - Hubert A. Barnes (1942)
Marriage Notices
     George W. Little - Anna Kelsie (1870)
     George C. Mericle - Adelaide B. Wilson (1870)
     Mark L. Keough - Alice A. Miller (1873)
     George A. Dwight - Eliza E. Beattie (1873)
     George S. Mason - Samantha M. Adams (1873)
     J.H. Collier - Jennie L. Waters (1872)
     William H. Maricle - Libbie Dietrich (1873)
     W.L.C.Glenny - Eva l. Gregg (1872)
     Hial Hodge - Ursula Horton (1873)
     Joseph G Brown - Addie E Morse (1873)

Posted november 28, 2015
Edna Martha Smith - Harry B. Hill (1911
Allen B. Bassett - Mildred Avis Coats (1941)
Posted November 23, 2015
Rev. James Chambers (Sherburne, Norwich, 1911)
Edgar Pearle Banton (Norwich, 1937)
Henry Barnes (Norwich, 1937)
Bertha Frances Barney (New Berlin)

Publiched November 24, 2015
Edward Hill (Oxford, Norwich, 1911)  Civil War Soldier
George W. Denslow Jr. (Binghamton, Norwich, 1911)
Arminda Wescott York (Norwich, 1911)

Published November 25, 2015
Chloe Cargill Kishbaugh (Utica, Binghamton, Norwich, 1911)
Edwin J. Barr (Norwich, 1940)
George D. Barr (1930)
Dr. Samuel Austin Deming (Norwich, 1934)

Posted November 26, 2015
Rev. Herbert L. Ellsworth (Binghamton, 1911)
Dudley S.  Hall (Norwich, 1911)
Alice Doing Hare (Binghamton, 1911)

Posted November 27, 2015
Charles E. Barber (Norwich, 1911)
Jared A. Bailey (South New Berlin, 1926)
Jennie Gucker (Norwich, 1934)
Leroy E. Barr (Norwich, 1934)

Posted November 28, -2015
Dewey Greenleaf (North Pharsalia, 1911)
Almon Hopkins (Norwich, Binghamton, 1911)
May (Green) Barr (Norwich, 1941)
Frank J. Barre (Norwich, Cobleskill, 1927)

Posted November 29, 2015
Daniel Sykes Donaldson (Norwich, 1911)

Posted November 24, 2015
Views of Bainbridge, NY in 1963

Posted November 25, 2015
Bainbridge Central High School, Class of 1955, Part 3

Posted November 26, 2015
Rev. John L. Ray, Pastor of Norwich Baptist Church retires - 1911

Posted November 27, 2015
Franklyn A. Batie, Norwich Native Wins Laurels in Musical World - 1911
Some Facts of Interest about Settlement of Bainbridge (1928)

Posted November 29, 2015
A Lady in the Clouds - Minda Williams - 1873
Youthful Shriners of Norwich - 1911

Youthful Shriners - Norwich NY - 1911

Youthful Shriners
Utica Saturday Globe, October 1911

Norwich's Youngest Shriners
Fred Cole, Otis Oakley, Earl Barnes

Norwich [Chenango Co., NY]:  The three youngest Shriners in Norwich are also three very well known and popular young men--Fred Cole, Otis Oakley and Earl Barnes. The trio recently were photographed together and the Globe is pleased to present them to its readers.  [Glen Buell Collection, Guernsey Memorial Library, Norwich, NY]

A Lady in the Clouds - Minda Williams - 1873

A Lady in the Clouds
Minda Williams Takes a Balloon Ride
Chenango Union, July 24, 1873

Sherburne [Chenango Co., NY] has a lady balloonist who made an ascension at Hamilton [Madison Co., NY] on the Fourth concerning which the Hamilton Republican speaks as follows:
"During the day Dr. Mann of Sherburne had been inflating his mammoth balloon "Chenango," at the foot of the Park.  At four o'clock its graceful proportions had become sufficiently rotund, and it was then announced that the Dr. would not make the ascension himself, but would send off a pupil of his, Miss Minda Williams.  Miss Williams had never made an ascension before, but we must say that we never saw a lady take such a trying position with such perfect composure and determined bravery. She took her position in the car, holding in her hand the stars and stripes, which she waved to the vast audience as she quietly and slowly receded form them, her face beaming with smiles and she as undaunted as if setting out on the most common undertaking.  The balloon started at about 20 minutes past four o'clock taking a southeasterly direction, and rising very gradually until evidently about a mile high and some two miles drifted farther eastward.  Then quite suddenly rising, as a quantity of ballast had been thrown out, the air vessel shot up through a light cloud the brave little lady still waving her flag and soon put a curtain impenetrable to the human eye, between herself and us.  Then apparently determined to return to terra firma, the daring aeronaut again appeared through a rift in the cloud, slowly descending, her flag still waving, the whole forming a spectacle of sublime grandeur.
Miss Williams landed safely after a voyage of from 20 to 25 minutes near what is known as Dowell's Corners, some three miles or more from this place, and was conveyed to Poolville, whence she took passage on the D.L.&W. Railroad for her home in Sherburne.  For a fine accession, the feat of Miss Williams, although she did not remain up a great length of time, or go a great distance was a most successful one.  Everyone who witnessed the ascension pronounced it the finest one they ever saw.":

Obituaries (November 29)

Nathaniel Sykes Donaldson
Utica Saturday Globe, September 1911

Nathaniel Sykes Donaldson
1839 - 1911

Norwich [Chenango Co., NY]:  At his home on Brown street suddenly on Wednesday morning, occurred the death of Nathaniel Sykes Donaldson, aged 71.  Mr. Donaldson was apparently in his usual health and was engaged in mowing the lawn when he was seen to fall to the ground and was dead when he was reached by the people near him.  he had been troubled with heart disease for several years.  Mr. Donaldson was born in Butternuts, Otsego county, N.Y., on December 31, 1839, and was a son of Lewis and Hannah Millard Donaldson.  February 7, 1867, he married Eliza Coggeshell, who with one son, Scott R. Donaldson, survives.  Mr. Donaldson was a carpenter by trade and had followed that occupation for some years in this village.  During recent years he had been employed at the works of the W.L. Scott Lumber Company.  For some years he served as member of the village Board of Trustees.  Mr. Donaldson served in the civil war as a member of Company E, Second New York Heavy Artillery.  He was a member of Smith Post, G.A.R., the Norwich Lodge, F.&A.M., and a director in the Chenango Cooperative building and Loan Association. The funeral will be held from his late home Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock.  The commitment services will be in charge of Norwich lodge.  [Glen Buell Collection, Guernsey Memorial Library, Norwich, NY]

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Marriages (November 28)

Hill - Smith
Utica Saturday Globe, September 1911

Harry B. & Edna Martha (Smith) Hill

Norwich [Chenango Co.,  NY]:  A quiet but pretty wedding occurred on Wednesday evening at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Smith, on West Main street, when their daughter, Edna Martha [Smith], became the bride of Harry B. Hill, of this village. The ceremony took place at 8 o'clock and was performed by Rev. M.D. Fuller in the presence of the immediate realties and a few close friends. The bride's costume was a handsome blue traveling suit and the house decorations were asters.  Following the ceremony a wedding supper was served.  Many beautiful gifts were received. The bride, who is a well known and talented young lady was formerly an employee of the Marquis Telephone Exchange. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Hill, who reside near Syracuse.  he has been a resident of Norwich about three years and now holds a responsible position as operator and ticket agent at the D.L.&W. station. Both have many friends who extend best wishes.  After a wedding trip to Binghamton, Utica, Syracuse and other points they will be at home about October 10, at 309 North Broad street.  [Glen Buell Collection, Guenrsey Memorial Library, Norwich, NY]
Bassett - Coats
A beautiful autumn wedding took place Saturday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Coats in New Berlin [Chenango Co., NY] when their daughter Mildred Avis [Coats] became the bride of Allen B. Bassett of Brooklyn and Sandwich, Mass.  The living room where the ceremony was performed had been transformed into a bower of fall flowers and foliage.  A background of palms and chrysanthemums was fronted by cathedral tapers in candelabra.  Elsewhere throughout the house the decorations consisted of chrysanthemums, roses and garlands of asparagus ferns. The Rev. George Brown Swinnerton, D.D., of Oneida, uncle of the bride, read the marriage service.  preceding the ceremony, wedding music was rendered by Mrs. Richard Michell  of Brewster, cousin of the bride, who sang "Because," and "O Promise Me," accompanied by Mrs. William L. Harcourt of Syracuse, who also played the wedding march from Lohengrin. The bride who was given in marriage by her father was radiantly lovely in a charming floor length gown of blush rose jersey.  A shoulder length tulle veil was attached to a matching headdress of ribbon, and she carried a garland bouquet of gardenias, sweetheart roses and stephanotis.  Miss Sally Bassett of Norwich was the bride's only attendant.  She was attired in a floor length gown of ice blue jersey with matching ribbon headdress. She carried a garland bouquet of Gerbera daisies and mixed pom-pons, tied with Dubonnet ribbon.  Robert R. Crane, of Montclair, N.J., brother-in-law of the groom, served as best man.  Mrs. Coats, mother of the bride, was attired in a gown of sapphire blue velvet with orchid corsage. The groom's mother wore plum colored crepe. She wore an orchid corsage.  Following the ceremony a reception was held and a wedding breakfast served to some 45 guests. The bride's table was centered by a wedding cake surrounded by gardenias. The couple left for a short wedding trip after which they will be at home at 31 Monroe Place, Brooklyn.  For traveling the young matron wore a green wool dress with brown accessories, a beaver jacket and an orchid corsage.  The bride is a graduate of the New Berlin high school, Cornell university, and the School of Library service, Columbia university.  For the past three years she has been employed by the Brooklyn Public Library system.  Mr. Bassett is an alumnus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, Mass., and is associated with Grevatt Bros. Inc., of New York city.  Prenuptial events were given by Mrs. Russell Lowe of New Berlin, who entertained at a variety shower, a dinner party at Hotel St. George, Brooklyn, by Mrs. Jelkes Barksdale and Miss Olive Kennedy of New York city.  On Friday evening, following the rehearsal, Mr. and Mrs. Coats entertained the members of the bridal party and Mr. Bassett's family. 

Obituaries (November 28)

Dewey Greenleaf
Utica Saturday Globe, September 1911
Dewey Greenleaf
1898 - 1911

Recently at his home near North Pharsalia [Chenango Co., NY] occurred the death of Dewey Greenleaf, a young boy who was well liked and popular with all who knew him.  He was bright, cheerful and manly and his untimely death is a source of deep regret to many.  In his school work he showed ability and willingness and was a general favorite with his companions.  He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Greenleaf, of North Pharsalia.  [Buried Kirk Cemetery, North Pharsalia, NY]  [Glen Buell Collection, Guernsey Memorial Library, Norwich, NY]

The Otsego Farmer, September 1, 1911
Dewey Greenleaf, the seventeen-year-old [sic] son of Richard Greenleaf of North Pharsalia, Chenango county, was taken suddenly ill Thursday morning of last week, and died before Dr. C.B. Palmiter, who was hurriedly summoned, could reach the house.  Coroner Wilcox and another physician were called and are making an investigation.  It is said that the boy had a swollen knee and that death was due to blood poisoning.
[As per 1900 Federal Census, Pharsalia, Chenango Co., NY:  Dewey Greenleaf was born in May 1898 and was the son of Levi D. and Mertie D. Greenleaf]
Almon Hopkins
Utica Saturday Globe, September 1911
Almon Hopkins
1826 - 1911
At Binghamton [Broome Co., NY] on Wednesday of last week Almon Hopkins died at the age of 85.  He was the son of Cyrus and Mehitable Hopkins and was born in White Store [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY] January 22, 1826.  In his young manhood he worked at his trade of tanner and later as a marble polisher for the firm of Park & Ward, of Gilbertsville.  For the last 25 years he had been a resident of  Norwich.  In 1846 he married Cornelia Elizabeth Bassett, of South New Berlin, and nine children were born to them, of whom the following survive:  Arbine A. of Kalamazoo, Mich.;  George H., of Mayville, Mich.; William S., of Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Emogene E. Hart and Mrs. James Packer, of Norwich.  private funeral services were held from the residence of James Packer on Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. M.D. Fuller officiating. There was a profusion of flowers from neighbors and friends of the deceased. The bearers were Fred F.P. Hall, A. Billings Packer, James Packer, of Norwich and Daniel S. Bassett of South New Berlin.  Interment was made in Mount Hope [Norwich, NY].  [Glen Buell Collection, Guernsey Memorial Library, Norwich, NY]
May (Green) Barr
1869 - 1941
Mrs. May Barr, aged 72, died suddenly at her home, 6 Berry street, at 5 o'clock Sunday afternoon, following a brief illness. She was the widow of Frank Barr, who died about four years ago.  Deceased was born March 14, 1869, at Whitney Point [Broome Co., NY], the daughter of Sidney Green and Mary Jane Smith Green.  She had lived in Norwich [Chenango Co., NY] for about 50 years.  She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. E.F. Bedford, a granddaughter, Bonnie Bedford, and grandson, Elmer Bedford, all of Chadwicks; also a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Catherine Barr, and two grandsons, John and William Barr, all of Norwich.  Funeral services will be held from the Breese Funeral home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Dr. W. Gray Jones, pastor of Broad Street Methodist church, will officiate.  Burial will be made in Mt. Hope Cemetery [Norwich, NY].
Frank J. Barre
1859 - 1927
The death of Frank J. Barre which occurred at his home in Lawyersville [Schoharie Co., NY] shortly before three o'clock Monday July 18th removes one of the best known and most beloved men in Chenango and Schoharie Counties.  Pneumonia developed during the last few days of a five weeks illness with a bronchial cold and all that medical skill and tender nursing could do was done until he peacefully fell asleep.  Frank J. Barre was born in Kings Settlement near Norwich [Chenango Co., NY] August 18, 1859 the son of Caleb B. and Julia A. Johnson Barre.  January 22, 1878 he was united in marriage to Bertha B. Greene who died March 1st, 1882 and in this union a daughter was born, Bertha F. Richards of Houston, Texas, who came to his bedside Sunday.  March 6, 1883, he married Mina W. Smith of Holmesville, Chenango Co., where they made their home until 1905.  Here he was engaged in the lumber business and chair manufacturing.  Since 1905 he has lived in and about the vicinity of Cobleskill being a partner of the firm Barre and Woodman in the lumber contracting business later engaging in farming until his retirement in April 1922, since then he has lived at his late home in Lawyersville.  For many years he was a member of the Baptist church of Holmesville and was made a member of the I.O.O.F. of South New Berlin later transferring this membership to The Valley Lodge no. 560, I.O.O.F. of Cobleskill.  Possessed of a happy disposition and winning personality, the esteem and respect in which he was held by a host of relatives and friends was manifest in the floral tributes and largely attended funeral which was held Wednesday afternoon at 3 at his late home. The services were conducted by Rev. Charles W. Smith, pastor of the Reform church of Lawyersville. The pastor used the comforting words of John 14:1--"Let not your heart be troubled."  During the service Mr. Howard J. Curtis of Cobleskill impressively rendered the favorite hymn of the deceased--"The Old Rugged Cross."  With the relatives, neighbors and friends members of The Valley Lodge I.O.O.F. of Cobleskill attended the services at the home and Thursday morning accompanied the body to its last resting place in the South New Berlin cemetery [Chenango Co., NY].  The I.O.O.F. conducted the committal services at the grave at 10 o'clock.  Besides his devoted wife and daughter to whom all extend their heartfelt sympathy, Mr. Barre is survived by a sister, Mrs. Lottie M. Curtis of Somerville, N.J., who was unable to attend the funeral because of her poor health. Another sister Anna E. Cook of Wichita Falls, Texas preceded him in death by only a few months.  Among the relatives who were with him during his last illness and attended the funeral were, Mrs. E.B. Stratton, a sister-in-law, Mason A. Stratton, a nephew, both of Ridgewood, N.J., and the following nephews and nieces--Mr. and Mrs. Warren Tillapaugh of Hamden, N.Y., Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Tillapaugh and daughters Evangeline and Ione of Norwich, N.Y., and Mr. and Mrs. Roy K. French of Ilion, N.Y.  May it well be said "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give me at that day; and not to me only but unto all them also that love his appearing."

Friday, November 27, 2015

Bainbridge Settlement - Article from 1928

Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY
Some Facts of Interest About Its Settlement
Clipping from Follett Scrapbook - Author Unknown
August 15, 1928

Until the close of the Revolutionary War the western limit of the white man's country in this part of New York state was the Unadilla river, and a line extending southward from this point of confluence with the Susquehanna.  In other words the territory now comprised within the town of Bainbridge was just west of the "Line of property" as it was called, and was the eastern limit of the indefinite Indian domain.
One hundred and forty-three years ago (1785) Governor George Clinton purchased for the state of New York from the Oneida and Tuscarora Indians a considerable area of land west of the "Line of Property" in which was included that territory now comprising the town of Bainbridge.  previous to this purchase there had inhabited this township in remotest times a race of Algonquins called the Leni-Lenapes or Delaware Indians, but about the middle of the sixteenth century they were expelled by tribes of the Iroquois.  The Oneidas and Tuscaroras claimed the land, but on the western boundary of the town was a village of Houssatonick Indians, while at Ouaquaga, a few miles below Bainbridge, was the important Mohawk trading village of that name.  Here at Ouaquaga were the headquarters of Joseph Brant Thayendanegea, the famous Mohawk chief, and leader of the bloody massacre at Cherry valley.  here was also the home of Peter Agwrondougwas, the local chief of the Oneidas, who was converted to Christianity and preached the gospel to all of the Indian villages up and down the valley.
At the time Governor Clinton bought this tract of land, a portion of it was set aside as the township of Clinton, represented in a general way by what is now Bainbridge, Afton and Coventry. The choicest land along the river banks was granted to a class of people known as "Vermont Sufferers."  These were persons who had been dispossessed of certain property and otherwise punished owning to their allegiance to the government of the State of New York during the controversy existing between it and the state of Vermont immediately after the close of the Revolution. Among the "Vermont Sufferers" to whom land was assigned in the valley, and who with their families and descendants have played a prominent part in the development of the town were the Evans, Stowell, Bixby and Israel Smith families of Bainbridge and the Landers, Chruch, Carpenter and Benton families of Afton.
The earliest settlement in the present town of Bainbridge were made by the Bennett family at Bennettsville, and Reuben Kirby at the Humphrey settlement.  Elnathan Bush and Hezekiah Stowell were located below Afton near Stowell's island even before this.  The Bush family later bought what is now the William Beatty farm where their descendants have lived ever since.  It was at this spot that the village of Jericho was originally planned.  In 1800 - 1805 this locality about the Bush farm was called Jericho post office.  There are known to have been a schoolhouse, a tavern, a blacksmith shop, two stores, a hat manufacturing business and a tailor shop besides several houses in the vicinity of Jericho post office.
Soon after 1800 there came to Jericho one Frederick Augustus Baron de Zeng, a Saxon nobleman, born in Dresden, who crossed to America in command of some of Hessian troops in the service of Great Britain.  He arrived too late to participate in the British campaign against the colonists but became so interested in the country that he was naturalized.  He was possessed of considerable wealth and invested heavily in highways or turnpikes, which at that time were often owned by private individuals or companies.
His property interest in the then new Ithaca and Catskill turnpike brought him to Jericho and in 1805 he had constructed the first of our river bridges to connect the Ithaca and Catskill turnpike with the Esopus turnpike, then terminating at the east side of the river.
About the same year, he had built for himself on the west bank of the river a handsome and roomy residence later known as the Bishop house, and since removed by the National Milk Sugar Company.  The building of the bridge and the Baron's subsequent activities determined the location of Bainbridge village.  Baron de Zeng had a large family, all of whom were of great local prominence in Jericho days.  One of his sons built a commodious tavern on the site now occupied by the rectory of St. Peter's church.
The Juliand home, probably the oldest house of importance now standing, was built by the family nearly one hundred and twenty-five years ago [in 1928].  In 1814 the name of the town was changed to Bainbridge in honor of Commodore William S. Bainbridge, who had become a national hero as a result of his brilliant naval victories.  It is not known that the commodore ever visited or ever heard of the town which bears his name.  However in later years his descendants have honored our village by paying a visit to it.
At this time there are known to have been in Bainbridge three hotels, a small meeting house, three stores, a tannery, a sawmill, a grist mill, a hat shop, a harness shop, a cabinet and furniture shop and a large blacksmithing establishment where edged tools were also made. The population in Jericho in 1814 was about fifteen hundred.  Stages were running on the Od Chenango road and the Ithaca and Catskill turnpike.  Great rafts of lumber floated down the river to the city markets for the early settlers were lumberman.
The corporation of Bainbridge village was formed April 21, 1829 with Colonel R.W. Juliand as the first village president.
In 1866 - 1867 the Albany and Susquehanna railroad was built through Bainbridge.
Bainbridge has six churches, the oldest of which is the Presbyterian.  This was organized in 1793 as a Congregational church but in 1873 was changed to the Frist Presbyterian church.  It has a sightly location facing the park.  St. Peter's church which was built in 1826 is located on the south side of the park.  The First Methodist Episcopal church is located on North Main street.  This society was organized and incorporated March 25, 1816.  The present brick building was erected in 1902.  the Baptist church was organized July 9, 1867, and is located on South Main street as is also St. John's Catholic church which was built in 1914.  The Free Methodist church, which was organized in 1868 is located on Front street.
Our Free Library, which is located in rooms in the town hall, is a very important and attractive feature of our village life.
Among our many industries are the American Separator Company, Casein Manufacturing Company, National Milk Sugar Company.  The Dry milk Company and The Erinold Company.
A large and well equipped high school building was erected on Academy street three years ago, and under the efficient leadership of Principal Francis J. Casey is one of the best known schools in this section of the state, pupils coming here from surrounding towns to secure their training.

Obituaries (November 27)

Charles E. Barber
Utica Saturday Globe, August 1911
Charles E. Barber
1831 - 1911

Norwich [Chenango Co., NY]:  On Saturday morning, at the age of 80 years, Charles E. Barber passed away at his home on Cortland street, where he had resided for 58 years.  Deceased was born May 15, 1831, and came to Norwich early in life.  He learned the carpenter's trade and for many years was an employee of the old Sternberg planning mill, now the W.L. Scott Lumber Company.  he served the village as fire warden for several terms.  He was a member of the Norwich Lodge, F.&A.M.  During his long residence in Norwich he had become widely acquainted and was respected by all who knew him.  Mr. Barber married Mary A. Brooks, of Norwich, who died about 20 years ago, the nearest surviving relatives being nephews and nieces.  After making small bequests to each of these, deceased leaves the bulk of his estate, valued at about $3,000 to the Broad Street Methodist Church.  Funeral services were held Monday, Rev. D.W. Fuller officiating.  Interment was made in Mount Hope [Norwich, NY].  [Glen Buell Collection, Guernsey Memorial Library, Norwich, NY]
Jared A. Bailey
1863 - 1926
Jared A. Bailey of 46 Fair street died at his home early Monday morning after a lingering illness. he was born in the town of Butternuts [Otsego Co., NY] February 14, 1863, and was therefore 63 years of age.  He had been confined to his bed since February.  Mr. Bailey had spent his entire life in South New Berlin [Chenango Co., NY] with the exception of the past eight years, during which time he had been a resident of this city.  He had followed the carpenter trade, and was a member of Carpenters' Local 310.  He was also a member of the New Berlin lodge of Masons.  The deceased is survived by his wife and one sister, Mrs. Charles Howe of New Berlin, also several nieces and nephews. Funeral services are to be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home, the Rev. W.A. Ashmore officiating with burial at South New Berlin.  Friends are asked to omit flowers.
Jennie Gucker
1851 - 1934
Following a week's illness, the death of Mrs. Jennie Gucker occurred suddenly Wednesday noon at her home, 25 Brown avenue [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY].  The widow of the late Henry G. Gucker, she was a native of Vergennes, Vermont where she was born May 19, 1851.  Mrs. Gucker had resided in this city for the past 46 years.  Very well known, she was beloved by many and her passing will be a source of sorrow to her family, her friends and neighbors who were legion in number.  Possessed of a delightful personality, her first thoughts were in her home where her fine character and motherly devotion radiated her affection for her family.  the funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the family home, with burial in Mt.  Hope cemetery [Norwich, NY].  Rev. D.C. DeBoer, pastor of the First Congregational church will officiate.  Three children survive, Edgar G. Gucker, Mrs. Otis A. Thompson and Harry D. Gucker, all of this city, also six grandchildren, Howard Gucker, Mrs. Mildred Cook, Donald Gucker, Auldine Gucker and Frederick H. Little, of Norwich and Mrs. Harold Tucker of Rochester.  Five great-grandchildren and one nephew also survive.
Leroy E. Barr
1893 - 1934
Following an illness of a few days, the death of Leroy E. Barr occurred early Wednesday night at his home, 65 Mitchell street [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY].  Mr. Barr was a native of this city where he was born April 6, 1893.  He had spent practically his entire life here.  He was employed as a clerk in the offices of the Z.&M. Independent Oil Company.  He was also a member of the Ontario Hose Company.  His untimely passing will be mourned by many.  Besides his wife, there survive two sons, John F., and William E. Barr, also his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Barr of this city and one sister, Mrs. Elmer Bedford of New Hartford, N.Y.  Private funeral services will be held from his late home Friday morning at 10 o'clock with Rev. Father Charles M. Coveney of St. Paul's church officiating.  Burial will be made in Mt. Hope cemetery.

Franklyn A. Batie

Franklyn A. Batie Has Sung His Way to Fame
Norwich Boy Winning Fresh Laurels in the Musical World
Utica Saturday Globe, September 1911
Franklyn A. Batie
Norwich [Chenango Co., NY]:  Franklyn Batie, the talented son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Batie, of Norwich, who has already sung his way to fame, is constantly winning fresh laurels with the Jack Wilson Company, with whom he at resent is playing the Keith & Proctor circuit.  His many Norwich friends were pleased and proud to read the following compliment in the New York Evening Journal of last Saturday, written by "Lit," the dramatic critic:

"New York theater-goers really bow to Frank Batie.  Here is a boy whose future path is made of gold.  A handsome fellow, marvelous physique, an expert dresser, and a voice that many would like to possess.  His entire countenance and work is symbolic with his first name, Frank,"

[Glen Buell Collection, Guernsey Memorial Library, Norwich, NY]
Death Notice
Rome Daily Sentinel, January 3, 1950
Franklyn A. Batie, who had appeared with Al Jolson in Broadway musicals, died Saturday night at the age of 69.  Batie, a tenor, retired from the theater in 1930.  He had roles with Jolson in "Bombo" and "Big Boy."  Batie also had been with the Dockstader, Primrose and West Minstrel Companies and for 15 years was a member of the Jack Wilson trio.  He was born at nearby Norwich [Chenango Co., NY].
Omaha World Herald, January 19, 1950
You Omahans who used to have a great time at the old two-a-day Orpheum and Boyd's will regret to know that two of the most popular troupers died recently.  They were Tom Patricola, whose hoofing was always a joy to watch, and Franklyn A. Batie.  Tom was 59 and Franklyn was 69.
[Note:  Franklyn A. Batie, 1881 - 1949, died December 31, 1949, buried in St. Paul's Cemetery, Norwich, Chenango Co., NY]

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Rev. John L. Ray, 1846 - 1920

John L. Ray
Popular Norwich Pastor Announces His Retirement
Utica Saturday Globe, June 1911

Rev. John Lafayette Ray
1846 - 1920

Norwich [Chenango Co., NY]:  At a recent business meeting of the membership of the First Baptist Church the resignation of the pastor, Rev. John L. Ray, was regretfully received and a committee submitted suitable resolutions deploring the determination of their pastor to withdraw not only from the pastorage of the Norwich church but to retire from the ministry after 43 years of service.  While only 22 years of age, six years before his graduation, Dr. Ray was ordained.  From that day he has been a pastor without a day's interval between pastorates, having during the period served three churches for 10 years each.  He came to the Norwich church a little over 10 years ago from his second pastorate of the Third Chruch of Germantown, Pa., that he might be near his relatives and his boyhood home.  It was his purpose to do his utmost to build up the local church during the afternoon of his life and then retire.  Ten years have quickly passed and his church has prospered spiritually and financially and has a better outlook today in every way than when he came.  Dr. Ray's pastorate of the Norwich church has been the longest in its history.  Other prominent churches he has served successfully besides the Germantown church to which he was twice called are the Mt. Auburn Chruch of Cincinnati, Ohio and the Williamsburg Church of Brooklyn.  [Glen Buell Collection, Guernsey Memorial Library, Norwich, NY]
Binghamton Press, March 1, 1920
The Rev. John L. Ray, brother of Judge George W Ray of Norwich and for 43 years a minister of the Baptist church, died at 5:15 o'clock this morning at the home of a niece, Mrs. Mary Forward, 67 mill street, after an illness of about six years.  His last pastorate was at the First Baptist church in Norwich, where he was pastor of large churches in several important cities, including Brooklyn and Cincinnati.  He would have been 74 years old on May 30 next.  The Rev. Mr. Ray was compelled by ill health to relinquish his Norwich pastorate in 1911 on account of hardening of the arteries caused by his advanced age.  He underwent treatment in Steuben sanitarium, Hornell, and at Saratoga Springs and for a few months was cared for at the home of his nephew J. Johnson Ray, in Norwich.  Five years ago he came to this city and had since been cared for at the home of Mrs. Forward.  Mr. Ray was a graduate of Colgate university, Hamilton.  In addition to the church in Norwich, his pastorates included the Marcy Avenue Baptist church in Brooklyn, the Mount Auburn church in Cincinnati, and churches in New Berlin, Rensselaer and Germantown, Philadelphia.  In the last named place he worked for 10 years, and his pastorate in New Berlin lasted for five years. Aside from Judge Ray he is survived by no relatives closer than nephews and nieces.  These are:  J. Johnson Ray of Norwich, Mrs. Mary Farmer and Mrs. John Eisenhardt of this city, Lieutenant Colonel Hal S. Ray of Des Moines, Iowa; Charles Van Patten of Denver, Colo.; Miss Minnie Calkins of Lebanon, Charles Tallet of Beaver Meadows, Mrs. Letirand Harris and Arthur Blackman of Homesville.  The condition of Judge Ray's health will not permit him to come to this city, but his son, J. Johnson Ray, is expected to arrive this afternoon, when arrangements for the funeral will be made. Services will be held at the home of  Mrs. Forward and later in Norwich, probably in the First Baptist church. Burial will be in Mount Hope cemetery, Norwich.

Obituaries (November 26)

Rev. Herbert L. Ellsworth
Utica Saturday Globe, August 1911
Rev. Herbert L. Ellsworth
1865 - 1911

Profound sorrow was caused in Norwich [Chenango Co., NY] by the news of the death of Rev. Herbert L. Ellsworth, a former pastor of the Broad Street M.E. Church, who passed away at his home in Binghamton [Broome Co., NY] on Friday morning of last week.  Rev. Ellsworth was pastor of the Norwich church in 1908 and 1909 and many residents outside his own church membership had learned to know and appreciate his high ideals and singularly sterling character.  As a man and as a preacher he was always fearless and never failed to stand by his convictions.  He was one of the foremost preachers in the Wyoming Conference.  On account of ill health he was obliged to give up the Norwich pastorate and went to Sanataria Springs.  Later he made a trip to Florida and returned much improved.  Rev. Mr. Ellsworth suffered from an incurable affection of the heart and some three months ago grew gradually worse and failed slowly until his death.  He is survived by his wife and one son, Robert, and by his father, all of whom resided in Binghamton.  Funeral services were held Monday and a number of his former Norwich parishioners were in attendance.  [Glen Buell collection, Guernsey Memorial Library, Norwich, NY]
Christian Advocate, November 2, 1911
The Rev. Herbert L. Ellsworth, A.M., PhD. was born at LeRaysville, Pa., January 13, 1865, and died in Binghamton, N .Y., August 18, 1911.  The first sixteen years of his life were spent on his father's farm at LeRaysville, Pa.  He taught school three years and entered Wyoming Seminary in 1884, graduating at the head of his class in 1888.  He spent two years at Drew Theological Seminary, two years at Syracuse University and completed his college course at Illinois Wesleyan University, receiving his Ph.D. from that institution.  He was very thorough in his work, both in school and in the pastorate.  November 26, 1901, he was married to May Pembleton, of Tioga Center, N.Y., who survives him, with their one son Robert.  He served the following charges in Wyoming Conference:  Newark Valley, Little Meadows, Nichols, Meshoppen, Alderson, Ashley, Nanticoke and Norwich.  He was an evangelistic preacher of unusual power.  As a result great revivals attended his ministry, old debts were paid on church property and churches and parsonages were built or repaired whenever needed on his charges.  He believed God and was greatly honored and blessed in his ministry. The funeral services were in charge of the Rev. H.M. Crydenwise, of Binghamton, assisted by the Rev. R.W. Lowry, a lifelong friend, M.D. Fuller and C.M. Surdam. The district superintendent also spoke at the services held at Nichols, N.Y., where the interment was made.  Measuring his life by years he lived not long, but by results he passed beyond the span of the average successful minister -- R.W. Lowry.
Dudley S. Hall
Utica Saturday Globe, August 1911
Dudley S. Hall
1838 - 1911
Norwich [Chenango Co., NY]:  After a long illness, Dudley S. Hall, a life-long resident of Norwich, passed away Tuesday evening at his home on South Broad street.  Deceased was born May 3, 1838, the son of Thomas P. Hall, who came to Norwich from Connecticut many years ago.  He was educated at the Norwich and Oxford academies and spent several winters teaching in the district school.  His business career in Norwich began as a clerk in the grocery store of Hiram Goodrich.  In the early 70's he formed a partnership with E.B. Thompson in fire insurance and real estate.  In 1880 Charles B. Nash became his partner in the same line of business, the partnership continuing until last December when ill health forced Mr. Hall to retire.  He had been identified with the Chenango Co-operative Savings & Loan Association from its organization, serving first as director and for 10 years as president.  The departed was a man of strict integrity and enjoyed the confidence and esteem of his fellow citizens.  He gave freely to every deserving cause and was careful and painstaking in his dealings with his clients.  He had been an attendant of the First Baptist Church for over half a century.  For a number of years Mr. Hall had resided on South Broad street making a home for his sister, recently deceased, and his niece, Miss Gertrude Hall, who during his long illness has tenderly cared for him.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday afternoon.  Interment in the family plot in Mount Hope [Norwich, NY].  [Glen Buell Collection, Guernsey Memorial Library, Norwich, NY]
Alice Doing Hare
Utica Saturday Globe, August 1911
Alice Doing Hare
1861 - 1911
The death of Mrs. Alice Doing Hare, of Binghamton [Broome Co., NY], which occurred at the home of her sister, Mrs. John O. Dunckel, in this village, Thursday afternoon of last week, was a shock to her many friends here.  She underwent an operation in the forenoon, but was unable to rally from the shock and passed away about 4 o'clock.  Her age was 49.  Mrs. Hare was a daughter of Loren and Emily J. Doing and was born in Plymouth [Chenango Co., NY] August 5, 1861, the family afterwards moving to Norwich.  March 13, 1881, she was married to Ross Hare, of Truxton.  At one time they resided here, but for some years had made their home in Binghamton.  She was a member of the Broad Street M.E. Church while living here, and on taking up her residence in Binghamton became a member of the Centenary M.E. Church of that city. Besides a large circle of friends she leaves her husband and one son, Karl W., of Binghamton; her mother, Mrs. Emily Doing, of this place; three sisters, Mrs. John O. Dunckel and Mrs. George E. Harris, of Norwich, and Mrs. Joseph Keithline, of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and a brother, Floyd Doing, of this village. The funeral was largely attended from the home of her sister on Miller street Sunday afternoon, Rev. M.D. Fuller officiating. The burial was made in the family plot in the Wood's Corners Cemetery [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY]. The floral offerings from Binghamton and Norwich friends were many and very beautiful.  [Glen Buell Collection, Guernsey Memorial Library, Norwich, NY]

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Bainbridge Central, Class of 1955, Part 3

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

Richard Arland Jones

Eleanor Lee Kinney

Alice Marie Mills

George Russell Nelson

Paul Douglas Niles

Carole Elizabeth Parker

Obituaries (November 25)

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Images of Bainbridge - 1963

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

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

Grand Union Supermarket
29 South Main Street, Bainbridge, NY

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

 Aerial view of Bainbridge business district in 1963

Obituaries (November 24)

Edward Hill
Utica Saturday Globe, June 1911

Edward Hill
1843 - 1911

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