Sunday, September 14, 2014

Post Listings, September 8-14, 2014

Listing of blog postings for the week of September 8-14, 2014

Posted September 8, 2014
Mr. & Mrs. Gaylord S. Graves (25th anniversary, 1902)
William Augustus Parsons - Frances Blanche Masters (1901)

Posted September 9, 2014
Shirley Turtur - Stanton E. Finch (engagement, 1945)
Helen Conklin Sullivan - Clinton Edwards (1945)
Winona M. Arnold - Russell M. Criddle (1945)
Edna Phelps - Linn Olds (1945)
Anna C. Donahue - Henry C. Shapley (1945)

Posted September 10, 2014
Annie Estelle Thompson - Frank Archibald Tasker (1902
Mae Elizabeth Bristol - Charles H. Greene (1905)
Margaret Shaver - Winnie Cook (1941)
Mr. & Mrs. Henry Moore (38th anniversary, 1941)
Ethel Bopko - Lewis Shampang (1941)

Posted September 11, 2014

Charles Merton Hastings - Edith Amelia Westcott (1900)
George Henry Minor - Florence Janet McLeod (1900)
Barbara Clara Beardsley - Harold Smith (engagement, 1941) 
Marjorie Bush - Carl Hendrickson (1942)
Martha E. Northrup - Jacob W. Finch (1942)
Marion Bennett - Amasa B. Burlison (1942)
Marriage notices:
     Stephen M. Lanckton - Alice C. Gifford (1876)
     William H. Willits - Elizabeth Banner (1876)
     Charles Jones - Augusta J. Ireland (1876)
     R.D. Bush - Margaret Lilley (1876)
     William A. Davis - Jennie E. Barney (1876)

Posted September 12, 2014
Wealtha Anna Sprague - Morton B. Cooper (1920)
Mr. & Mrs. George Bentley (50th Anniversary, 1915)
Marriage notices
     Chenango American, June 14, 1860
        Charles A. Johnson - Hannah E. Ingersoll (Smithville)
        Theodore Hill - Mary Mead (McDonough/Norwich)
        Calvin L. King - Annette L. Lewis (Smyrna/Otselic)
        Nehemiah Barnes - Phebe Ann Webb (McDonough)
        Willard M. Bentley - Laura Eggleston (Guilford/Bainbridge)
     Chenango American, Feb. 20, 1873
        William J. Holmes - Ellen Valentine (Cincinnatus/Marathon)
        William Mericle - Libbie Dietrich (Cincinnatus/Marathon)
        George E. Ketchum - Ida M. Thurber (Willet/Upper Lisle)
        Daniel T. Bowdish -= Flora D. Eaton (Freetown)

Posted September 13, 2014
Ruth M. Kelle Brooks - Edward Dexter Chapin (engagement, 1945)
Mabel E. Thompson - Harold L. Payne (1942)
Wahneta McCully - Edson Presley (1942)
Bernice Cook - Paul Robek (1942)
Pauline Page - John Merrill (1942)
Rev. & Mrs. J.W. Bump (45th Anniversary, 1942)
Wilma [-?-]owel - Burton Banks (1942)
Posted September 8, 2014
Josephine Titus Hammond (Auburn, 1945)
Felicia Bretz (Afton, 1945)
Elizabeth Kelly (Jersey City NJ, 1945)
Clarence Bird (Sidney, 1945)
Charles Prentice (Lanesboro PA, 1945)
Donald Seymour (Bainbridge, 1945)

Posted September 9, 2014
Mrs. Ivan Rose (Sidney, 1941)
Mary E. Kinch (Masonville, 1945)
Pauline Brewen Skahan (Norwich, 1945)
LaVerne Drake (Walton, 1945)
Nettie C. DuMond (Chenango Bridge, 1945)
Robert Vroman (Doraville, 1945)
Death Notices Chenango Union, Nov. 25, 1863
     Catharine Fisher (Norwich)
     Clara R. Bellows (Norwich)
     George A. Wagner (Norwich)
     Charles N. Hale (Norwich)
     Lucinda Turner (Preston)
     Frankie Davis (Greene)
     Abiah Hiller (McDonough)
     Levi Benedict (East Greene)
     John D. West (Pitcher) Civil War Soldier
     Park Benjamin (Pharsalia) Civil War Soldier
     Chester Cook (New Berlin) Civil War Soldier

Posted September 10, 2014
William Huntley (Guilford, 1881)
Levi Watson (Middleburgh, 1876)
Daniel Youngs (Oxford, 1876)
C. Chilson (Sherburne, Canastota, 1876)
Death Notices
     Chenango Telegraph, April 1, 1835
        Mrs. Gates Wilcox (Wellsborough PA)
     Chenango Union, December 9, 1863
        Nelson H. Nash (Norwich)
        William Mermy (Norwich)
        Benjamin Gorton Kingsley (Norwich)
        Mary Chapin (Norwich)
        Nancy Rich (South New Berlin)
        Maryette Beckwith (McDonough)

Posted September 11, 2014
Lucy M. Newton (Binghamton, 1876)
Elizabeth McKinley Vail (Bainbridge, 1902)
George E. Caswell (Deposit, 1902)
Anthony Esposito (Sidney, 1941)
Maude A. Mosher (Memorial presentation, 1941)
Charles Edward Clark (Afton, Bennettsville, 1942)

Posted September 12, 2014
Hannah Bentley (Bainbridge, 1903)
Maria C. Bowen (Guilford, 1928)
Adelaide Frances Godfrey (Guilford, Sidney, 1928)
Curtis Allen Bentley (Guilford, 1928)
Mariettie Bentley (Bainbridge, 1928)
George Augustus Bentley (Bainbridge, 1918)
Death notices
     Chenango American, June 14, 1860
        W. Dwight Smith (Greene)
        Emma Jane Taylor (Pitcher)
        Tabitha Runyan (Cortland, Oxford)
        Zachariah Prindle (Unadilla)
     Chenango American, Feb. 20, 1873
        Nancy P. Read (Smithville)
        Wallace E. Porter (Oxford)
        Willard M. Bentley (Guilford)
        Almon Blackman (Preston)
        Dea. Charles Benedict (Sherburne)
        Orcelia E. Drake (Norwich)

Posted September 13, 2014
Mary P. Mathis (Windsor, 1945)
Hattie A. Hastings (Bainbridge, Binghamton, 1945)
Stacy B.D. Belden (Franklin, 1945)
Wesley G. Faber (Laurens, 1945)
J. Gordon Shoglund (West Laurens, 1945)
John H. Gallegher (Hale Eddy, 1945)
George Lockwood (Nineveh Junction,  1945)
Earnest L. Prentice (Hillcrest, 1945)

Posted September 14, 2014
Lyman Dexter (1876)
Lewis Payne (Greene, 1876)
Devillo White Corbin (Bennettsville, 1917) Civil War veteran
Kathleen Brennan (Bainbridge, Johnson City, 1917)
Myrtle Smith (Unadilla, 1942)
Peter MacDonald (Sidney, 1942)
Cordelia Hubbard (Perch Pond, 1942)
Death Notices
     Bainbridge Republican, Nov. 11, 1876
        Rhoda C. Nusom (Triangle)
     Bainbridge Republican, Dec. 23, 1876
        Charles Burditt (Somers Lane, PA)
        Lydia L. Bennett (Bainbridge)

Posted September 8, 2014
First Hand Story of Pearl Harbor Attack (1942)
D.M. Copley Elected as Director of The Norwich Pharmacal Co. (1945)
Miss Wilcox to Graduate form Syracuse University (1941)
Marian Beatty Awarded State Scholarship (1941)
Local Students Read for College (1941)

Posted September 9, 2014
Pearl Harbor Eye-Witness Account given by Dorothy Harman Neff (1942)
America's Dairy Queen Competition in Chenango County, NY (1942) - Photos
     Martha Wilcox - Oxford
     Evelyn Thunheim - Norwich
     Barbara Tingley - Afton
     Silvia Silvey - Guilford
     Roberta Shawler - New Berlin
     Lillian Ryan - Greene
     Jean Pearsall - South New Berlin
     Dorothy L'Hommedieu - South Otselic
     Rose Herdeker - Mt. Upton
     Jean Dolly - Sherburne
     Dorothy Branham - Bainbridge
     Caroline Blanchard - Smyrna

Posted September 10, 2014
New Faces at Bainbridge Central High School - 1941
     Ralph Petrizzi (teacher of Spanish, French & English I)
     Mr. Argiro (Art teacher)
     Lucia Mason (History teacher)
     Michael Sawyer (Junior High teacher)
     George Stangler (Mathematics teacher)
     Helen & Betty Haase (new high school students)

Posted September 11, 2014
Soldier News continued
     Robert Broadfoot Enlists in Navy (1942)
     Army Advancement for Lt. James Ryan (1942)
     Inscription Posted in St. Peter's Church (1942)
     Many Brothers in the Service (1942)

Posted September 12, 2014
The "Refugees" Met here in 1905
Soldier News continued
     Farewell Party for Maurice Colwell (1942)
     Farewell Party for Local Enlistees (Paul Rosenstein, Al Palmer) (1942)
     T/5 Clifton Jackson Returns to Civilian Life (1945)
     Jack Goad Discharged from Army (1945)
     Cpl. Clarence B. Youngs Home form Burma-India (1945)

Posted September 13, 2014
Jennison Station Dedication Planned (1945)
Soldier News continued
     S/Sgt Edwin T. Hopkins Given Discharge (1945)
     Cpl. Stanley Hutchinson Awarded Bronze Medal (1945)
     More Young Men Join the Service (1942)

Posted September 14, 2014
BCHS Graduations, 1942
     Name Winners of Graduating Honors
     Announce Program for Commencement
     Plan Junior High Commencement
     Only 19 Seniors in Wartime Graduation
Soldier News continued - 1942
     Three More Now in the Service - Henry Supplee, Earl Neidlinger, Robert Knowles
     Mary Brennan with Army
     Billy Grow Joins the Navy

Soldier News continued - 1942

Three More Now in the Service
Bainbridge News & Republican, Aug. 6, 1942

Three more of Bainbridge's [Chenango Co., NY] young men have seen their duty and have answered the increased call of Uncle Sam for voluntary enlistment in the armed forces of the country, and each young man has selected a different branch of the service.  The youths who have enlisted are Henry A. Supplee, son of Dr. and Mrs. G.C. Supplee of this village; Earl Neidlinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Neidlinger, of Bainbridge; and Robert Knowles, son of Lloyd Knowles, of Utica [Oneida Co., NY].

Henry Supplee, known to his friends as "Bud," graduated from the local central high school in 1937, after completing successfully a scholastic program punctuated with many notable entrances into the extra-curricular activities of the high school.  Not only did "Bud" excel at athletics--football, basketball, etc., but he also was active in the Band and in Dramatics and Public Speaking.  He won a medal for public speaking and was one of the leading actors in a play, "Skyfodder," which won the local school honors in the annual sectional contests.  On graduating from the local school, "Bud" spent a year at Manlius military School in preparation for his entrance into a University.  At Manlius he continued his athletics.  In 1938, he entered Cornell University, and soon made himself known there too, for his prowess on the field of sports.  During his Freshman year, he was a member of the crew squad.  his next year saw him on the Varsity Football squad an din his senior year he played on the Rugby team.  He also continued his Dramatics an dtook par tin several plays.  He was a member of th Theta Xi fraternity and during his last three years he officiated as junior officer, house mnager and president in successiotn.  "Bud" graduated this year from Cornell with his A.B. degree after completing his specialized course in Economics and pre-law.  Prior to his decision to enlist in the service, he had been accepted for the Cornell Law School and for the University of Michigan Law School.  Although his plans to became a lawyer have been upset, Henry was determined to enlist and tried both the Navy and the Marine Corps before finally being accepted by the Army.  During his school vacations he worked at the Dry Milk Company, national Milk Sugar company, and in the wholesale department of the Durham Milk Products, Inc. Durham, N.C.  "Bud" enlisted in the United States Army on Monday, Aug. 3, and will leave on Aug. 10 to be assigned to duty.
Earl Niedlinger graduated from the local  High School in 1939.  While at school, Earl was an ardent follower of basketball and football land was a valuable addition to the courts and gridirons, aiding his alma mater to chalk up many a victory.  He also was a member of the school Glee Club and an amateur of merit in the Dramatics Club, participating in many plays and speaking contests. On graduating from the local school, Earl was employed in G.L.F. Branches in Bainbridge, Cincinnatus, Sidney and Cortland.  On July 29 he enlisted in the United States Navy and left for training school at Newport, R.I., on Aug. 3.  Earl has a brother, Frederick Neidlinger, also in the service of Uncle Same, but in another division, the Army.
Robert Knowles graduated from the Sherburne [Chenango Co., NY] High School in 1936 and, like the other two boys, was an ardent sports enthusiast, playing basketball and football both on the Sherburne and Earlville teams.  "Bob" was employed by the Dry Milk Co. before leaving to work in the Scintilla nearly three years ago.  During his year in Bainbridge, "Bob" made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Risedorph at 14 Evans street, and made many friends who regret to see him go, yet admire his spirit.  "Bob" enlisted in the Marine Corps two weeks ago and reported for duty, Monday.  To these three typical American youths, Bainbridge extends her heartiest handshakes and all wishes for the best of luck in an uncertain future. 
Miss Mary Brennan With Army
Bainbridge News & Republican, Aug. 27, 1942
The first Bainbridge woman to serve with the U.S. Army is Miss Mary Brennan, R.N., of New York City, a former resident and high school student in this village [Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY].  Miss Brennan, who is the daughter of Joseph Brennen, well known to many of our readers stopped off on her way back from the Pacific Coast and spent a few days last week with her uncle, Thomas Collins.  Miss Brennan offered her services for overseas Army Nursing and has received a commission as second lieutenant and is scheduled to report for duty on Sept. 1 at the Army Hospital, Fort Dix, N.J.  A graduate of the Fifth Avenue Hospital, New York City, Miss Brennan has practiced as a nurse in that metropolis for a number of years.  the best wishes of all her Bainbridge friends and former neighbors are extended to this gallant young American who is an excellent example of womanhood, whose sex has not prevented her form doing more than her share. 
Billy Grow Joins the Navy
Bainbridge News & Republican, September 3, 1942
Billy Lee Grow, son of Clint Grow, of Afton [Chenango Co., NY], and Mrs. Leone Grow, of Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY] has enlisted in the U.S. Navy and left Tuesday for Albany where he under went his final examination.  Billy, popular youth of B.C.H.S., starred in athletics while in high school and on the All-Star letter for football.  In addition, he played baseball and basketball and was active in track meets.  In his Freshman year, he managed the baseball team.  On completion of his  high school course, Bill was employed at  the local Resin Plant until he resigned to enlist in the Navy on Friday, Aug. 28.  He will work in the airplane mechanics ground crew of the Navy and is one of several boys from his class who have enlisted in some branch of the service.  The enlistment of this young boy marks the beginning of the disappearance of the younger set of the town from civilian habitants.  Ted Searles, John Burgin, Ivor Bosket, Earl Neidlinger, and many others, all of whom were in school together, are now serving uncle Sam and the youth of Bainbridge seems overnight to have grown up, realized their responsibilities and taken the great step forward. The heart-felt wishes for success are extended to Bill Grow by all his many friends.

Obituaries (September 14)

Lyman Dexter was sitting in a rocking chair, attended by Mr. R.B. Searles, his neighbor, at the time of his death last Monday.  Mr. Searles noticed his breathing as usual.  After this both sat quietly for a few moments, when Mr. S. looked around upon Mr. Dexter, and saw that he was sitting in his chair, dead, not the least struggle or visible effort for breath having been made.--Home Sentinel. [Bainbridge Republican, Dec. 16, 1876)
The remains of Lewis Payne, of Greene [Chenango Co., NY], one of the victims of the tragedy at the Brooklyn Theatre, passed through this city yesterday morning in charge of his brother, who went to Brooklyn to bring them home for interment.  Lewis had evidently perished from suffocation, his body having been but slightly touched by the flames.  The identification of his remains was competed by his clothing and a letter from his mother found in his pocket.--Bing. Times, 11th inst.  [Bainbridge Republican, Dec. 16, 1876]
We regret to note that last week's issue failed to mention the death of one of our oldest citizens, Devillo White Corbin, who was born October 8, 1835 and died July 22, 1917.  He enlisted in the Civil war in the 5th N.Y. Heavy Artillery, was rejected by the Federal Surgeons, and was discharged after serving as assistant in the Hospital for more than a year.  He was a life long resident of his farm near Bennettsville [Chenango Co., NY], and was a kind neighbor and a true friend.  He is survived by a brother and a son and three daughters. 
Died at the State Hospital, Binghamton, Aug. 18, Kathleen Brennan, wife of Joe Brennan; a former resident of Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY].  Her burial was in Calvery Cemetery, Johnson City [Broome Co., nY].  [Bainbridge Republican, Aug. 30, 1917]
Donna Lee Bennett, 17 months old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Bennett, of Portsmouth, N.H., died in the Portsmouth Hospital Wednesday night of last week as the result of a truck accident.  Little Donna wandered away from her home at a trailer camp and was struck by a truck delivering ice at the camp about 10 o'clock Wednesday morning.  She suffered a brain injury which caused her death.  Her father is employed by the Lane Construction Co.  She is survived by her parents, three brothers, David, 8; Carl, 6; and Dick, 4; and her grandmother, Mrs. Clara Bennett, of Bainbridge.  The body was brought to Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY] where services were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Colwell's Chapel with the Rev. R. Lewis Johnson officiating.  Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, May 14, 1942]
Miss Myrtle Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Smith, died Tuesday night, aged twenty years.  Funeral will be held from the home on Friday at 10 A.M. with the Rev. O.L. Buck officiating.  Burial will be in Unadilla Cemetery [Otsego Co., NY].  [Bainbridge News & Republican, May 7, 1942]
Peter MacDonald, nine-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward MacDonald, of Sidney [Delaware Co., NY], was drowned in the Susquehanna River last week Thursday about 5 o'clock in the afternoon.  According to reports the MacDonald boy and Lester Trees, six, son of Mr and Mrs.  L.W. Trees of Sidney, were fishing from a boat tied to the shore in back of the home of Dr. A.H. McClelland, Weir street.  The Trees boy started home and as young MacDonald called to him to stay, he turned around and saw his companion fall from the boat into the river.  Sidney Emergency Squad was summoned and State Troopers called who found the body about two hours later in 15 feet of water.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, May 28, 1942]
Mrs. Cordelia Hubbard assed away Monday, May 4, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Cora Woods, of this place, at 8 P.M.  She was born Sept. 17, 1856, at Vallonia Springs and lived there until her marriage to Lyman D. Hubbard, of Doraville, Aug. 16, 1872, until his death, after that she lived at Perch Pond Hill for a number of years, then she made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Cora Woods, of the Valley, until her death and she was followed in death by her youngest daughter, Mrs. Delbert Rowe, of Perch Pond Hill, the same night only one hour later.  She became a member of the Methodist Church at the age of 16 and was always a faithful member.  Funeral services were held at the Colwell funeral home Wednesday, May 6.  Sermon was by her former pastor, the Rev. Z. James Hall, of West Nicholson, assisted by the Rev. G. Louis Jones, of Binghamton.  Burial was at Perch Pond Hill.  She leaves to mourn her passing her daughter, Mrs. Cora Woods, 13 grandsons with four acting as bearers, and 23 great grandchildren.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, May 14, 1942]
Death Notices
Bainbridge Republican, Nov. 11, 1876
NUSOM:  At Triangle, N.Y. [Broome Co., NY], September 20, 1876, Rhoda C. Nusom, aged 50 years, 9 months and 6 days. 
Bainbridge Republican, Dec. 23, 1876
BURDITT:  At Somers Lane, Tioga Co., Pa., Dec. 1, 1876, Charles Burditt, aged 78 years, 4 months, and 18 days.
BENNETT:  In Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY] on the 18th inst., Mrs. Lydia l. Bennett, wife of Lewis H. Bennett, aged 57 years.

BCHS Graduation 1942

Name Winners of Graduating Honors
Bainbridge News & Republican, May 14, 1942
Graduating honors in Bainbridge Central High School [Chenango Co., NY] this year were copped by six girls, with Marian Cudworth as valedictorian and Elaine Barre as salutatorian.  The honor students are Mary Lou Branham, Carm Delello, Ethel Meade and Jean Bacon.  The girls all have been very active during their four years of high school, both in curricular and extra-curricular activities.  Their achievements follow:
Elaine Barre:  Glee Club, 1-2-3; Press Club, 4; Commercial Contest first prize winner, 2-3; softball, basketball B, play days; special feature editor of yearbook; delegate to E.S.S.P.A. at Syracuse; Archery tournament, Ping Pong tournament.
 Marion Cudworth:  Glee Club, 1-2-3-4; Press Club, 2; Editor of Yearbook; delegate to E.S.S.P.A.; archery, 2-3; girls' sextette, 3; Senior Play; Pottery Club, Monitor for Fire Drills; Award merit League plays, 3-4; prize speaking, 1-2 sectional; consul Latin Club, 3; President, Freshman Class; Vice-president Junior Class; Elmira College Silver Medal.
Mary Lou Branham:  Glee Club 1-2-3-4; Band, 1-2-3; President Senior Class; co-counsul Latin Club, 3; commercial contest, 3; girls' sextette, 3; Senior Play; cheerleader 1-2;, prize speaking, 4.
Carm Delello:  Glee Club, 1-2-3-4; Press Club, 3-4; President of Library Club, 3-4; President of Library Club, 3-4; Cheerleader, 3-4; Delegate to E.S.S.P.A. at Syracuse; co-editor of year book; Editor of "Blue and White," 1-4; Editor of "Cross-Section," 4; Commercial Contest, 3: Monitor for fire drills' softball, basketball, play days, B; publicity director for Senior Play.
Ethel Meade:  Sec'y Girls' Athletic Ass'n; Sec'y Class, 1; cheerleader, 3-4; commercial contest, 3; archery, play days; Glee Club, 1-4; Sports' editor of yearbook; Latin Club, 2; Senior Play; Press Club, 3; D.A.R. History Prize, 3; Technical Editor of "Cross-Section"; Delegate to E.S.S.P.A.; monitor for fire drills.
Jean Bacon:  Glee Club 1-2-3-4; Press Club, 2-3; Senior Play; cheerleader, 1-2; commercial contest, 3; Humor editor of yearbook; Latin Club, 2-3; Girls' sextette, 3; quartette, 2; delegate to E.S.S.P.A.; Band, 1; tennis tournament, 3; B
It is interesting to note that all the girls have received letters for their activities and that these activities include both sports and literary clubs.  The girls are now hard at work on their speeches for Commencement and it's certain that with the ladies in complete charge, this year's graduation ceremonies will be very interesting.
Announce Program for Commencement Here
Bainbridge News & Republican, June 18, 1942
As the ceremonial climax of 12 years of schooling, a group of young students will receive their final diplomas on Tuesday, June 23, forming the graduating class of 1942.
The commencement activities will be held as usual in the High School Auditorium, beginning at eight o'clock.  the awarding of the diplomas will complete the busy cycle that Senior Classes always experience during the last weeks of their study.  On Thursday night of this week the Senior Annual Ball is to be held.  Monday night of next week, the graduates will present their Class Night, an evening of merry fun, concluding the class parties forever.
Tuesday is the solemn day--the one that the students have looked forward to so eagerly and hopefully.  The commencement program will open with music by the High School Band under the direction of William O'Neil.  The band will play, at intervals, the National Anthem, the Chorale -- Johann Bach, Rejoice O My Soul -- Robert Schumann and the March -- Empire State and America.
The Invocation will be delivered by the Rev. John J. Toomey, pastor of St. John's Church.  This will be followed by the Salutatory to the audience by Elaine Barre. An essay will then be delivered by Jean Bacon--The Heritage of Democracy, and this will be followed by Ethel Meade's essay.  "The Mayo Clinic - a Typical American Achievement."  Dorothy Branham will render a solo -- Spring Song.  Carmalina Delello will then recite her essay -- General Douglas MacArthur, America's Answer to Tyranny.  Mary Lou Branham's speech, A Survey of Music will follow, after which the Valedictory will be given by Marion Cudworth.  Dr. J.M. Flannery, president of the Board of Education, will award the diplomas and Benediction will be under the care of the Rev. R. Lewis Johnson.
The High School Band will play the recessional.  The High School Girls' Quartette will also render a selection.  The girls are Alice Monahan, Jean Bacon, Mary Butler and Dorothy Branham.
Plan Junior High Commencement Exercises Here
Bainbridge News & Republican, June 18, 1942
Commencement Exercises for the Junior High School will be held Monday afternoon, June 22, at 2:15 in the school auditorium.  Parents and friends of the graduates are cordially invited to attend.
Honors for the valedictory and salutatory speakers are divided between Doris Michel and Helen Perry, whose averages are 93.98 and 93.90, respectively.  The Rev. Paul Carpenter is to be the commencement speaker and Invocation will be offered by the Rev. Paul Hulslander.  Music at the exercises will be a medley of songs by the Girls' Octet under the direction of Miss Ruth Benjamin, and a duet consisting of Negro Spirituals by the Rev. and Mrs. Hulslander.
At this time the annual award of Dictionaries by the Woman's Club to the boy and girl in the Seventh and Eighth Grade with the highest scholastic average will be made by Mrs. Edward Danforth, President of the Woman's Club.  Principal Francis J. Casey will deliver a short address to the graduates and present the Perfect Attendance Certificates.
A tentative list of the graduates, which is subject to change depending on the results of exams, follows:
Lona Bennett
Helen Cudworth
Betty Haase
Marion Johnson
Elaine Herron
Ruth Jones
Doris Michel
Betty Mott
Alma Olmstead
Helen Perry
Thelma Saunders
Dorothy Woods
Irene Woods
William Branham
Michael Flyzik
Bruce Gorton
Robert Greek
David Monroe
Harold Parsons
Everett Rowe
Milton Simonds
Douglas Smith
Kenneth Smith
Darwin Taft
Norman Weeks
Only 19 Seniors in Wartime Graduation
Bainbridge News & Republican, June 25, 1942
Climaxing a hectic week of parties, Regents and general activity, the Senior Class of Bainbridge Central High School graduated in all formality on Tuesday evening, June 23, forming one of the smallest graduating classes in recent years.
Nineteen students received the eagerly awaited diplomas from Dr. J.M. Flannery, president of the School Board of Education.  The evening's ceremony opened with the National Anthem played by the school band and the invocation by the Rev. J.J. Toomey, and was followed  at intervals by the honor students who recited their essays.  Elaine Barre greeted the audience with the salutatory, followed by Jean Bacon's essay on "The Heritage of Democracy," and Ethel Meade's talk on the "Mayo Clinic, a Typical Democratic Achievement."  Carmalina Delello gave her talk on "General Douglas MacArthur America's Answer to Tyranny," followed by "A Survey of Music," by Mary Lou Branham and the valedictory by Marion Cudworth.  Prof Casey announced the students and their speeches.
On completion of the talks, the diplomas were awarded to the students and school letters were also distributed.  Those receiving diplomas included:
Betty Jean Bacon
Elaine Agnes Mary Barre
Newton Ferguson Bliss
Guyva Isabelle Bradish
Shirley Mary Bradish
Mary Lou Branham
Marion Lois Cudworth
Carmaline Mary Delello
Ruth Gene Fenner
Lawrence Russell Getter
Helen Mae Haase
Robert Elliott Hitchcock
Edward Danforth Knight, Jr.
Ethel Ruth Meade
Lillian Mae Moore
Milton Grover Scott
Anna Mae Sites
Daisy Ellen Sites
Louella Mae Weeks
Following music by the band and the benediction by the Rev. Johnson, the school years of B.C.H.S. were left behind by the students.  According to the valedictory, the students go forth to climb fertile trees and scan deep clear lakes.  The future grass is green, providing the graduates can find it, and life stretches ahead in all seriousness.
On Monday night, June 22, the class presented its annual class night using for their subject the Senior Trip they didn't take.  Cavorting on the stage, the seniors put over an effective and amusing show of the antics which they most surely would have indulged in had they gone to New York.  On Friday night of last week the Junior Class combined efforts with the Seniors and together the students presented the annual Senior Ball.  Amidst roses and palm trees flanked by a huge '42 and '43, the crowd made merry with music by the excellent Joe Goldin's band.  Although not successful from a financial point of view, the dance produced hilarious results in fun, and it being their last social event, this was more important than a pecuniary profit according to the pupils.
Special mention of Dr. J.M. Flannery's address to the graduates and the audience should be made.  Dr. Flannery pointed out the seriousness of the times in which the first war graduate body emerge from their school life.  His address follows:
"Reverend Clergy, members of the faculty Board of Education, the Class of 1942, parents, and friends:  We are again happy and proud to greet a class of graduates from Bainbridge High School.  This class of 1942 is graduating at a time and under conditions that have not been experienced by any class in the history of the school.  Our country has been at war throughout the year 1942.  Our country faces a great many more dangers today than ever before, and we need greater strength in our graduating classes now than was ever needed in our history.  We are growing more powerful as the days go by; more powerful in our adherence to the principles in democracy, more powerful in our military and naval operations, more powerful on land, on the sea, and in the air.  We are moving on toward a final victory.  We have been victorious in a number of naval and aerial engagements with the enemy, and we shall be victorious in many more until the final and ultimate victory is achieved.  So with this, Class of 1942, you have proven yourselves worthy and have achieved this victory of completing the studies required for a high school diploma."



Saturday, September 13, 2014

Obituaries (September 13)

Mrs. Mary P. Mathis, 61, of Windsor [Broome Co., NY], died Friday at her home.  She is survived by her husband, Thomas; two daughters, Mrs. Anna J. Laga and Miss Virginia Mathis, all of Windsor; five sons, John, of Windsor; Andrew, of Binghamton; George, of Superior Wis.; Joseph and Francis, of Windsor, nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  She was a member of St. Mary's Church, Kirkwood, and of its Rosary Society.  The Rev. John H. Donnelly recited the Rosary at her home Monday at 8 p.m.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Nov. 29, 1945]

Mrs. Hattie A. Hastings, a former resident of Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY], died Saturday afternoon in Binghamton following an extended illness.  Mrs. Hastings was the widow of the late Willard M. Hastings, a former furniture dealer and mortician in Bainbridge.  Mrs. Hastings was born May 7, 1858.  While she made her home in Norwich the past few years, a great part of her life was spent in Bainbridge.  She is not known to have any near relatives.  Funeral services were conducted from the William Breese Funeral Home in Norwich Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock with the Rev. Thomas G. Swales, pastor of the Broad street Methodist church officiating.  Burial was in Bainbridge.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Dec. 6, 1945]

Stacy B.D.Belden, 64, owner and former editor of the Delaware County Dairyman, died Friday night while visiting a son, the Rev. Frederick Belden, Johnstown.  Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Congregational-Baptist Church.  The Rev. Robert Howland, pastor, officiated.  Burial was in the Ouloeut Valley cemetery.  Mr. Belden, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Belden, of Castile, and a resident of Franklin [Delaware Co.,. NY] 30 years, was pastor of the Baptist Church, Franklin, from 1916 to 1919, and after that, supply pastor of the Wells Bridge Baptist Church.  Born July 7, 1881, Mr. Belden was married in 1908 in Watertown.  He bought the Delaware County Dairyman in 1926 and operated the paper until 1944, when he leased it and took a position in the Scintilla, Sidney.  While a resident of Franklin, Mr. Belden was chairman of the library board, school director, and trustee of the Baptist Church.  He was past master of Masonic Lodge, No. 562.  He leaves his wife, Mrs. May (Halsey) Belden; another son, Charles A. Belden, vice-principal at the Oneonta High School; and a brother, Kenneth, Rochester.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Dec. 6, 1945]

Two young men, Wesley G. Faber, aged 18, of Laurens [Otsego Co., NY], R.D.1, and J. Gordon Shoglund, aged 18, of West Laurens, died early last Thursday morning while being transported in the Oneonta city ambulance to the Fox Memorial Hospital.  They were victims of an automobile collision that took place that morning two miles east of West Laurens.  Troopers of the Oneonta State Police post, who investigated stated that Faber was the owner and operator of the Plymouth coach in which he and Shoglund were going to work on the federal flood control project at West Oneonta.  At a curve and downgrade, on snow-covered pavement, the car went out of control, skidded off the highway and back again and came into contact with a truck of Robert Foley Construction Company, of Binghamton.  The steel boom, part of the regular equipment which was being carried in its usual place on the side of the truck penetrated the Plymouth car and fractured the skulls of both its occupants.  The ambulance was called, responded promptly and the youths were taken at once to Oneonta, but both had expired on arrival at the hospital.  Dr. Norman W. Getman, of Oneonta, Otsego County Coroner, ruled that death was accidental.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Dec. 6, 1945]

John H. Gallegher, 85 died at 4 p.m. Friday at the home of Mrs. Sarah Chapan, Hale Eddy.  The body was removed to the Cecil H. Lee Funeral home, Deposit, where the funeral was held Monday afternoon, the Rev. Walter Skellet officiating.  Burial in the Hale Eddy cemetery [Delaware Co., NY].  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Dec. 6, 1945]

George Lockwood, 66, of Nineveh Junction [Broome Co., NY], was fatally injured last Thursday morning when the half-ton truck he was driving was struck by a D.&H. Railroad freight train on a private crossing just north of Nineveh.  Mr. Lockwood, an employee of Frank Lewis & Sons, of Afton, died in the Binghamton City hospital about one hour after he was admitted.  He suffered multiple injuries, including internal hurts.  The accident happened during "a blinding snowstorm" and Mr. Lockwood was alone in the truck.  Railroad officials said a northbound freight train caught the truck in the rear.  Mr. Lockwood was either thrown out of the truck or was attempting to leap from the truck.  A southbound freight had stopped just north of the crossing, waiting for the northbound to pass, and Mr. Lockwood is believed to have become confused.  Mr. Lockwood was taken to the hospital in the Tabor ambulance of Afton, after emergency treatment at the office of Dr. William H. Crull, of Afton.  He was en route to work on the railroad's control tower at Nineveh Junction. The tower is being erected by the Afton contractor. [Bainbridge News & Republican, Dec. 6, 1945]

Ernest L. Prentice, 63, of 1297 Chenango street, Hillcrest, Binghamton [Broome Co., NY], passed away Thursday morning at his home.  He is survived by his wife, Rose Odell Prentice, of Hillcrest; one brother, Ralph Prentice, of Binghamton.  The funeral was held at his home Saturday at 1 p.m.,. the Rev. Percy F. Rex officiated. Burial was in Chenango Valley Cemetery.  Mrs. Rose Odell Prentice, R.N., will be remembered by her many friends in Guilford and vicinity, having made her home in and around here for several years. She is a cousin of Phillip Odell, of Guilford.  Mr. and Mrs. Odell attended the funeral in Binghamton on Saturday.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Dec. 6, 1945]

Jennison Station Dedication Planned - 1945

New Power Plant to Be Dedicated Dec. 13th
Named in Honor of R.D. Jennison, Pres. of N.Y.S. Elec. & Gas Corp.
Bainbridge News & Republican, Dec. 6, 1945
The New York State Electric & Gas Corporation's new 44,000 horsepower generating plant at Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY] will be dedicated as Jennison Station Thursday, Dec. 13.  The station has been named in honor of Ralph D. Jennison, president of the company.
A bronze tablet, installed in the entrance to the station, carries this inscription:  "Jennison Station, named by his associates in honor of Ralph D. Jennison, president of this corporation, through whose vision and leadership this plant was built to serve the people of this region and our country in time of war and peace.  New York State Electric & Gas Corporation.  1945"
Attendants at the dedication will be by invitation only but on Friday, Dec. 14, an open house will be held at the station from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Mr. Jennison began a lifetime of service in the electric and gas utility field in 1908 as a graduate of the engineering department of Michigan University.  Following several years with companies in the Middle West, he served for a long period in an operating and executive capacity with the General Gas & Electric Corporation, of which the former Binghamton, Light, Heat & Power Company was a part.  Subsequently he became president of the Metropolitan Edison Company, Reading, Pa., and the Utility Management Corporation, New York City.  He resigned as president of the two companies to become president of the New York State Electric & Gas Corporation on Jan. 1, 1941. 
The Jennison Station is a part of an extensive program of new construction initiated under Mr. Jennison's direction soon after he became president of the company, and carried on despite numerous handicaps during the wartime period.  In less than four years, the expansion program includes enlargement of the company's Greenridge Station at Dresden and Westover Station, additions to the transmission system and substations, and extension of electric service to more than 10,500 farms. 


Marriages (September 13)

The Rev. Harry Everett Brooks and Mrs. Brooks, of Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY], have announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Ruth M. Kelle Brooks, to Lieut. Edward Dexter Chapin, A.U.S., son of Mrs. Harold Walcott Chapin and the late Harold Walcott Chapin, of Roland Park, Baltimore, Md., and Dorset, Vt.  Miss Brooks is a graduate of Wyoming Seminary and attended Goucher College for Women, Baltimore and Syracuse University.  She is now with International Business Machines Corporation in their Endicott Personnel Dept.  Her fiancĂ© is a graduate of Gilman School and Princeton University, where he is a member of the Colonial Club.  He also is a member of the Princeton Club of New York City.  Lieut. Chapin has been stationed at Fort Jackson, S.C., since his return from overseas, where he served with the 791st Field Artillery Battalion.  The wedding will occur on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 15, at 4 o'clock in Christ Methodist church, Park avenue and 60th street, New York, the father of the bride, the Rev. Mr. Brooks officiating.  All parishioners of the local Methodist Church and friends of the parsonage family are cordially invited to the function.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Dec. 6, 1945]

Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Thompson announce the marriage of their daughter, Mabel E., to Harold L. Payne, of Bainbridge, N.Y., July 10, 1917, at Towanda, Pa., by the Rev. John S. Stewar, D.D.  Mrs. Payne  has been preceptress in the Bainbridge High School for the past four years and is a very attractive young lady.  Mr. Payne has been clerk in the Bainbridge Post Office for many years and is one of the best young men in the village.  Upon their return to Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY] they will occupy a house on Evans street already furnished and prepared for them.   [Bainbridge News & Republican, Apr. 16, 1942]

Miss Wahneta McCully, daughter of Mrs. Jennie McCully, was united in marriage to Edson Presley, of Windsor [Broome Co. NY], at the Baptist parsonage, Endicott, Apr. 3.  Mrs. Presley is a teacher at Barbourville [Delaware Co., NY] and Mr. Presley is employed at the Scintilla.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Apr. 16, 1942]

Miss Bernice Cook, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George cook, was united in marriage to Paul Robek, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Robek, in the St. Joseph's Church in Endicott, at 10 o'clock Saturday morning, Apr. 11.  Their attendants were Mr. and Mrs. Robert Tyler, of Rochester, brother-in-law and sister of the bridegroom.  A wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bridegroom's parents, to the immediate relatives of both families.  They will reside at 11 Pearl street, Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY].  Mrs. Robek is employed at the Scintilla and Mr. Robek at the American Separator.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Apr. 16, 1942]

Saturday evening, April 11, at 9:35 o'clock occurred the marriage of Pauline Page, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Page, to John Merrill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry E. Merrill, all of Guilford [Chenango Co., NY].  The ceremony took place at the bride's home in the presence of immediate relatives and friends, the Rev. Charles J. Dempsey officiating.  The attending couple were Miss Doris Merrill, of Guilford, and Ralph Morley, Jr., of Tunnel.  Mrs. Merrill is one of the popular Guilford young ladies, active in school affairs until her marriage.  Congratulations are extended to them.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Apr. 23, 1942]

The Rev. and Mrs. J.W. Bump celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on Friday, April 24.  They enjoyed a motor trip stopping in Oneonta for dinner.  From there they went to Franklin, where they called on Dr. E.. Winnans.  This Dr. Winnas was the attending physician when Mr. Bump was born in Guilford [Chenango Co., NY].  Although he is now 91 years of age, he was fully able to fill out papers to that effect, thus making it possible for Mr. Bump to make application for a birth certificate.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Apr. 30, 1942]

Wilma [-?-]owel, of Afton [Chenango Co., NY], and Burton Banks, of Bainbridge, were married recently at Norwich at the Methodist church.  The wedding party returned to the Afton Inn for their wedding reception.  Those present were Dave Daly, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Daly, Edward McMahon and Joseph Barr.  The bride wore a pink suit with blue accessories, and a corsage of Talisman's roses and blue sweet peas.  The wedding cake was a three tier cake of pink and white decorations.  Mr. Banks expects to enter the Army Apr. 23.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Apr. 23, 1942]

Soldier News continued

More Young Men Join The Service
Bainbridge News & Republican, June 25, 1942

The young men of Bainbridge have responded to the call and this week finds the  youthful population of the town slowly and steadily diminishing as another group of enthusiastic Americans complete or have completed their plans for enlistment in the various branches of service of the United States.
Included in the group of fellows are four former classmates who graduated in 1940 from Bainbridge Central High School--Bryce Wilcox, the son of Fayette Wilcox, who left Tuesday for the U.S. Navy; Henry J. Gardner, Jr., son of Henry Gardner, who also left Tuesday for the Navy; John L. Burgin, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Burgin, of Franklin, formerly of Bainbridge, who leaves for the Navy next week, and Ivor Bosket, son of Mr. and Mrs. Merle Bosket, who left Monday, another new Navy man.
All four of these boys figured actively in sports and extra-curricular activities during their years in high school.  Bryce and "Hank" Gardner both played football, basketball and baseball with gusto and were valuable additions to the sports department of the school.  Ivor was a member of the band, football manager, played baseball and is as well known for his dramatic ability as well as his music and athletic prowess.  He played important parts in the Senior Play of 1940 as well as in the Contest Play which won first prize for the section in his last year of school.  In addition to this, he was a member of the Echo Staff and was invaluable in editing the yearbook.  John Burgin, known as "Berg" to his friends was also a popular member of the younger set of town.  He was vice-president of his Freshman Class, played baseball basketball, football, participated in several track meets, was a member of the Echo Staff, sang in the Glee Club, a member of the Art Club, played in the school bank, was Football manager and played in tennis tournaments.  "Berg" was known in school for his easy-going ways and humor.
Prior to their enlistment, the four boys had all been employed. Bryce at the Casein Co., John at the Separator, 'Hank" at the Casein and Ivor at Noyes' Drug Store. 
In addition to these four schoolmates, Stirling Hodge, John Newcott and Reginald Nichols, all Bainbridge men, have volunteered their services for Uncle Sam.
Stirling Hodge, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Hodge, left last Monday for the U.S. Navy, Prior to his enlistment this popular local boy had attended B.C.H.S., where he, too, was an active participant in baseball, football, tennis, and basketball.  On leaving school he was employed in the American Separator which he later left to work at the Scintilla. 
John Newcott, outstanding athlete of this area, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Newcott, of Peckville, Pa., has enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guards and will leave today, Thursday, for the induction center. He is a graduate of Peckville High School.  "Johnny" as he is known to all his friends, was prominent in baseball and basketball.  He pitched on the Bainbridge baseball team in the Binghamton Sun league for two years.  Two years ago, while pitching with Deposit, he defeated "Red" LaFlamme of the Albany team at Downsville.  Last season, he was quarterback of the Sidney Cardinals, semi-pro football team.  He was a speedy backfield man, a good pass receiver and a fine blocker.  Under his guidance he led the team through the season, undefeated.  He was employed at the Scintilla Magneto Co. before enlisting.  Johnny also has a brother in the Coast Guards, and has a sister, Miss Martha Newcott, who also resides in Bainbridge.  Last Thursday night John was given a farewell party by Mrs. Reno Smith and Mrs. Arthur Wearne at the home of Mrs. Smith.
A future cadet in the U.S. Air Force is Reginald Nichols who left Monday night to join the flying forces of Uncle Sam.  Reginald was born in Worcester, Mass., on Oct. 1, 1917, and attended Chenango Bridge grade school and graduated from Binghamton Central High School in 1934.  On Dec. 23, 1939 he married Miss Dorothy Taft, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Darwin Taft of this village [Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY], in the local Episcopal Church.  before his enlistment, Reginald worked in the office of the Scintilla and prior to that was bookkeeper for his father in Chenango Bridge where his father has the Chenango Cement Block Co.  Mr. and Mrs. Nichols have an infant daughter.  On her husband's enlistment Mrs. Nichols began work in the Magneto Corp. at Sidney.

Cpl. Stanley  Hutchinson Awarded Bronze Star
Bainbridge News & Republican, Dec. 6, 1945

Corporal Stanley R. Hutchinson, Field Artillery, United States Army, has been awarded the Bronze Star Medal for "heroic achievement in connection with military operations against the enemy near Malayhalay, Mindanao, Philippine Islands, on 20 May 1945.  Corporal Hutchinson a battery clerk of a field artillery battery, left his comparatively sheltered position, crossed open terrain and helped operate a howitzer which was highly instrumental in silencing the Jap artillery which was being placed on his battery.  By his courage and devotion to duty he undoubtedly saved many lives and much valuable equipment.  This act reflects great credit on Corporal Hutchinson and the Service."
Corporal Hutchinson also received the following letter of appreciation sent to his division by the Commanding General, Major General Clarence A. Martin:  "As you embark for home, with your task completed, I know that you have that great satisfaction which comes with the realization of successful completion of a tremendously difficult job against almost insuperable obstacles. Words are inadequate to express my extreme gratification and great appreciation for what you have accomplished and the manner in which you have done it.  No mission has been too difficult no obstacle too great, no enemy too strong.  With heartfelt candor let me say I am proud of you and of the glorious record of the Dixie Division."
Corporal Hutchinson is a son of Mr. and Mrs. H.H. Hutchinson, 64 South Main street [Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY]

S/Sgt. Edwin T. Hopkins Given Discharge
Bainbridge News & Republican, Dec. 6, 1945

S/Sgt. Edwin T.  Hopkins, Harpursville [Broome Co., NY], R.D.1, has been honorably discharged from the service at the A.A.F. overseas Replacement Depot, Kearns, Utah, after nearly four years' service with the Army Air Forces. A graduate of Harpursville High School, he entered the service Jan. 5, 1942.  Sergeant Hopkins was employed at Demeree's Garage before entering the service.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Soldier News continued

Farewell Party for Maurice Colwell
Bainbridge News & Republican, April 23, 1942

A large group of Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY] friends, including the members of the Recreation Club, honored Maurice Colwell at a party in the local Central Hotel, Saturday, April 18.  The popular young man, who will leave at the end of this week for induction into the service of his country, was feted in great style and was surrounded by material and mental forms of congratulations.

A large table, decorated with flowers, was covered with elaborately wrapped gifts, all of which were duly opened by Maurice and which afforded the entire company many laughs. 
Charles Colwell, father of Maurice, rendered several vocal solos in his excellent bass, and was accompanied by his son, and the latter also played several piano solos.  Several variations were presented and group singing with Mr. Colwell was greatly enjoyed.  After an evening of singing and dancing, a delicious buffet supper of cold turkey and the trimmings was served at midnight.
A dramatic interruption was afforded when Officer Payne, in uniform, entered the room and issued a warrant for the arrest of the guest of honor.  The charges were based on abandonment and non-support of the Recreation Club Christmas Dance, the Woman's Club Flower Shows, the Local Hospital and the Interior Decorating problems.  Needless to say, a satisfactory settlement was made by which Maurice was not forced to serve any prison term.
In addition to the members of the Recreation Club, the following attended:  Mr. and Mrs. Charles Colwell, Mrs. Mildred Lord, Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence Bradshaw, Dr. and Mrs. M. Torrence, of Harpursville; Dr. and Mrs. H.K. Salzberg, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Lowry, Mr. and Mrs. Robert White, Miss Virginia Blakeley and Miss Jean Slocum.  Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Nelson and Mr. and Mrs. F.A.Demeree were in charge of the event.
Farewell Party for Local Enlistees
Bainbridge News & Republican, April 30, 1942
On last Tuesday, Apr. 21, a farewell party was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rosenstein for their son, Paul Rosenstein, and for Al Palmer, both of whom were inducted into the service this week.  Paul is the third son of the Rosensteins to answer the call of Uncle Sam.  His two brothers, Joseph, of the United States Army, and Robert, of the United States Navy, both volunteered their services before the outbreak of the present conflict.  Joseph has served considerable time in Hawaii and other ports and is now stationed at New Orleans, La.  Robert is a seaman aboard the U.S.S. North Carolina and at last reports was stationed in the Brooklyn Navy Yards. 
Paul tried for some time to enlist in the army but was turned down and it was with the greatest of joy that he received his acceptance into the Army last week.  His present address is Pvt. Paul Rosenstein, 1213 R.C., Co. C. Ft. Niagara, NY.
Among those who attended the party for the leaving youths were Mr. and Mrs. Earl Leonard, Mr. and Mr.s Hermand Strasnicsak, Lester Andrews, D. Martin, Danny Perpelli, Charles Roider, Marion Hoadley, Elaine Risendorph, Barbara Seymour, Blanche Millus, Mrs. Ann Plosky, Dorothy and Alice Plosky and Marie Lese. 

T/5 Clifton Jackson Returns to Civilian Life
Bainbridge News & Republican, Nov. 29, 1945

T/5Clifton LaVerne Jackson, Service Co., 26th Tank Bn., was discharged Nov. 15 at the Hospital Center, Camp Edwards Mass.  Corporal Jackson was run over by a tank, while sleeping on the ground, last May in Czechoslovakia and has been confined to the hospital until two weeks ago.  He holds the European ribbon with two battle stars, Purple Heart and Good Conduct Medal.

Jack Goad, Discharged from Army
Bainbridge News & Republican, Dec. 6, 1945

Jack P. Goad, of Sidney [Delaware Co., NY], serving with United States Army forces at Marburg, Germany, has received his discharge on points but is remaining in Germany as a civilian.  A brother, Clarence Goad, once a prisoner-of-war of the Germans, recently re-enlisted in the Army.  The family formerly resided in Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY]

Cpl. Clarence B. Youngs Home form Burma-India
Bainbridge News & Republican, Dec. 6, 1945

Cpl. Clarence B. Youngs was discharged form the army Nov. 24, at Fort Dix, N.J., after serving 22 months in the Central Burma-India Theatre.  He wears the American Service Medal, Asiatic-Pacific ribbon with two stars, Distinguished Service Unit Badge, and the Good Conduct Medal.

The "Refugees" Met Here in 1905

The "Refugees" Met Here in 1905
Bainbridge News & Republican, April 23, 1942
The following is an interesting article printed in 1905 and brought into the News office by L.H. Hartmann.  Several of the mentioned "Refugees" who still reside in Bainbridge will no doubt recall with pleasure the many grand times their club enjoyed.  We are grateful to Mr. Hartmann for allowing us the use of the article which follows:
Twenty young men of Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY] belonging to an order called "The Refugees" gathered at the Park Hotel, Wednesday evening, Dec. 27th, 1905, to enjoy a banquet.  Promptly at 9:30 o'clock Landlord Hall ushered the guests into the dining room where a royal supper awaited the young gentlemen, most of whom were students returning to their hometown to spend the holidays.  After partaking of the many choice viands and delicacies, Toastmaster Howard J. Whitmen arose to the occasion, assuming a grave judicial air, which, by the way, was a little foreign to his general demeanor, and called for the different toasts assigned.  Our reporter does not give the responses but we have no doubt they were models and weighty in thought, with considerable spice intermixed.  This first banquet of "The Refugees" was so happy, congenial and successful in every way, that it was resolved to decide upon an annual gathering and consequently a committee was appointed to make arrangements for the banquet of 1906.  Those present at the initiatory gathering were:
Ralph H. Loomis, Syracuse University
Charles H. Peckham, Joe E. Herrick, Henry Wallace, Business School, Syracuse
Howard J. Whitman, Colgate
Sidney Bennett, Amherst
Jesse S. Wicks, Albany Law School
Arlington Payne, Albany Business College
Louis H. Hartmann, Utica Business College
August Jacobson, Syracuse
Vernon Hovey, Binghamton
H. Lee Mill, I. Dill Tillman, Earl A. Westcott, R. Clay Wilcox, Leon C. Loomis, C. Ward Redfield, Frank H. Croak, Edwin Jacobson, Perry W. Teachout and Frank K. Williams, Bainbridge

Marriages (September 12)

Mrs. Bert Sprague of Afton, N.Y. [Chenango Co.], gave a luncheon at the Hotel Bennett in Binghamton, Saturday noon, to announce the engagement of her daughter, Wealtha Anna, to Morton B. Cooper of Bainbridge, N.Y. [Chenango Co.].  The table was centered with carnations and the places were marked with cards on which the names of the engaged couple were printed under a design of roses.  [Bainbridge Republican, April 15, 1920]
Fifty years ago last Friday a young man full of hope and courage started from Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY] to go to Melody Hill where he was to be united in marriage to a charming girl.  Untold difficulties were in his path, for the river was never higher than it was that March night and it never has reached the same mark since.  But love knows no defeat, and with the preacher as a companion this young man reached the home of the bride-to-be at twelve o'clock.  The bride and family had retired for the night thinking that the swollen streams had delayed the coming of the young lover.  But the family was aroused and the young couple stood up before the parson and in the presence of witnesses were united in the bond of matrimony.  Do you wonder any longer why George Bentley has made a faithful and devoted husband and successful and prosperous business man?  Last Friday, March 19, 1915, in memory of this event a large company of relatives gathered in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Bentley to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary.  The home was beautifully decorated with flowers carrying out the color scheme of gold and white.  A splendid dinner was served to the party consisting of dishes of richest and rarest of foods.  After the dinner C.F. Bentley in an appropriate address presented to the happy couple the gifts by the friends as tokens of appreciation and love.  Prayer was offered and appropriate songs were sung by the company.  This informal service will not soon be forgotten by those present.  Feelings of deepest emotion were expressed as all mingled their tears and joys in this happy event.  Mr. Bentley some years ago was in business here and was very successful.  He built the Bentley block, now occupied by A.L. Palmer. This building he exchanged for the Prince farm.  A few years ago he moved to Sidney.  Two or three years ago he moved back to the old home town to spend the close of his successful life in quiet retirement.  The many friends of these estimable people congratulate them on having lived long enough to celebrate an event so important.  Surely the hand of God has been in their lives through all the years to bless and lead and guide.  May the favor of the Heavenly Father continue with them to the close of life, and may they merit in the end the divine approval and commendation, "Well done good and faithful servants, enter into the joy of the Lord."  [Bainbridge Republican, March 25, 1915]
The Bentley family who attended the Bentley Golden Wedding out of town stayed over and participated in a birthday party for Clayton and Uriah Bentley.  This party was held at the C.F. Bentley homestead, on Pearl street [Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY], Saturday March 20, '15.  Dinner was served and a right royal time was enjoyed by all.  Mrs. Hobert Darlin surprised the company by presenting a birthday cake with fifty candles.  These two gatherings will be remembered by the various branches of the Bentley family.  The party separated in the afternoon and departed to their several homes happy in the thought that a kind providence had blessed the life of each.  [Bainbridge Republican, March 25, 1915]
Marriage Notices
The Chenango American, June 14, 1860
In this town [Greene, Chenango Co., NY], on the 17th inst., by Rev. A. B. Jones, Mr. Charles A. Johnson, to Miss Hannah E. Ingersoll, both of Smithville [Chenango Co., NY].
In Norwich, on the 7th inst. by Rev. Wright, Mr. Theodore Hill, of McDonough [Chenango Co., NY], to Miss Mary Mead, of Norwich [Chenango Co., NY].
In Otselic [Chenango Co., NY], on the 6th inst., at the residence of the bride's father, by Rev. J.M. Crandall, Mr. Calvin L. King, of Smyrna [Chenango Co., NY] to Miss Annette L. Lewis, of the former place.
In Oxford, on the 7th inst., by Rev. J.C. Ransom Mr. Nehemiah Barnes to Miss Phebe Ann Webb, both of McDonough [Chenango Co., NY].
In Oxford, on the 7th isn't., by the same, Mr. Willard M. Bentley of Guilford [Chenango Co., NY] to Miss Laura Eggleston of Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY]
Chenango American, Feb. 20, 1873
At the Baptist Parsonage, in this village [Greene, Chenango Co., NY], Feb'y 12th, by Rev. J.H. Sage, Mr. William J. Holmes, of Cincinnatus, Cortland Co., to Mrs. Ellen Valentine, of Marathon [Cortland Co., NY].
In Marathon, Feb. 4th, by Rev. W. Burnside, Mr. Wm. Mericle, of Cincinnatus [Cortland Co., NY], to Miss Libbie Dietrich, of Marathon [Cortland Co., NY]. 
Also by the same, in Upper Lisle, Feb. 5th, Mr. George E. Ketchum, of Willett [Cortland Co., NY] to Miss Ida M. Thurber, of Upper Lisle [Broome Co., NY].
Also, by the same, in Freetown, Feb. 11th, Mr. Daniel T. Bowdish, to Miss Flora D. Eaton, both of Freetown [Cortland Co., NY]. 

Obituaries (September 12)

Mrs. Hannah Bentley, widow of Charles Bentley, died at the home of her daughter at Norwich Sunday afternoon.  Mrs. Bentley was the mother of C.F. Bentley of this village and was well known here [Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY], having resided in Bainbridge for some time.  The funeral services were held form the Guilford M.E. church, Wednesday at two o 'clock p.m. [Afton Enterprise, April 2, 1903]

Maria C. Bowen, widow of the late Henry H. Bowen, passed away at her home in the town of Guilford [Chenango Co., NY] Tuesday, September 25th, 1928.  Mrs. Bowen was the daughter of Benjamin and Elsie Sweet Barber, having been born in Norwich [Chenango Co., NY] January 9, 1844.  She has been living in the town of Guilford 65 years.  Funeral services were held Saturday.  Burial at White Store cemetery [Norwich, NY].  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Oct. 4, 1928] 
It was with deep sorrow the many friends and neighbors here received last week the sad announcement that Mrs. Adelaide Frances Godfrey a former resident, had passed on Wednesday evening Sept. 26th, 1928 at the home of her daughter Mrs. Benjamin C. Gibbs in Cortland where she has been cared for during the infirmities of advanced age.  Mrs. Godfrey was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harmon Burlison having been born in the year 1840.  Early in life she was married to John J. Godfrey and to them four children were born, Howard J. Godfrey, cashier of the Sidney National bank and Mrs. Annie Gibbs of Cortland, still living; Isabelle Godfrey who was born in 1867 and passed on in 1870, also Clifford Godfrey who is buried in Sidney.  Mr. Godfrey died at Guilford in 1890.  At different times she spent the latter part of her life with her son, Howard in Sidney and her daughter Mrs. Gibbs, in Guilford until the removal to Cortland. The life of the deceased exemplified a high Christian faith, was a dutiful and fond mother and a fond and loving neighbor and friend.  The funeral service was held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Christ church in this village [Guilford, Chenango Co., NY].  Rev. E.B. Doolittle officiating, assisted by the Rev. Father Hogg rector of St. Paul's church of Sidney of which she was a communicant and Rev. N.S. Boardman.  [Bainbridge Republican, Oct. 4, 1928]
News was again received here last week that another of our former Guilford boys, Curtis Allen Bentley had died suddenly at the home of his sister Mrs. William G. Brandt at Norwich.  September 25th, 1928.  Seventy-six years ago April 20, Mr. Bentley was born on the Rounds farm at Puckerville, the son of Chas. and Hanna Bentley.  In his early life the family moved to Roots Corners onto the farm which is known as the Bentley place but now owned by John Burton.  When a young lad he attended Roots Corner's school.  He was married to Miss Flora Newton, who still survives, and was a resident of Syracuse until ill health came on.  The funeral service was held in Norwich on Friday Rev. Dr. J.W. Nichols officiating.  Burial at Yaleville cemetery [Guilford, Chenango Co., NY].  Those who survive are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Ernest Sprague of Endwell, one brother, C. Fremont Bentley of Bainbridge, two sisters Mrs. Eunice Brant of Norwich and Mrs. Lucinda Wheeler of this place; three nephews, Pascal Holcomb and Charles Nash of Norwich and Charles Bentley of Bainbridge.  [Bainbridge Republican, Oct. 4, 1928]
Mrs. Maryettie Bentley whose death occurred on Oct. 24, 1928, had been a resident of Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY] for many years.  She was born in the town of Guilford [Chenango Co., NY] on August 29, 1844., united in marriage to George A. Bentley of Yaleville on March 19, 1865 who also has passed to the life beyond about ten years ago.  Mrs. Bentley was a very kind and loving neighbor, always willing to hold out a helping hand to all who were in trouble wherever she could.  Other's troubles were her troubles, sorrow her sorrow.  She always proved the Angel of Mercy to those in need.  Living a quiet and peaceful life.  She was granted a desire often expressed, when the end came she might close her eyes in peace, for she quietly went to sleep and did not awaken to this life at 1:15 Wednesday morning.  Mrs. Bentley is survived by two nieces, Mrs. Maude Bradley of Baltimore, Md.; Mrs. Vennie Mills, Slade  Hill, So. Dakota, also two granddaughters by adoption, Mrs. Frances Darlin of Bainbridge and Mrs. Hazel Cutting of North Sanford.  The funeral service was held at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Hobert Darlin on Saturday Oct. 27, 1928.  Rev. R.B. Whitman, officiating. The body was laid to rest in St. Peter's cemetery [Bainbridge, NY].
George Augustus Bentley was born, November 18, 1842 at the Bentley homestead in Yaleville [Guilford, Chenango Co., NY].  He was married March 19, 1865 to Miss Mariette Miller of Afton.  Mr. and Mrs. Bentley began their married life as farmers working the farm of his grandparents in Yaleville for a number of years.  Becoming somewhat dissatisfied with farm life, Mr. Bentley purchased a store in Afton which he managed for two years, but he was persuaded that Bainbridge presented a more favorable opportunity for business, so he erected what is now known as the Palmer Block and started a general store which he continued to run for a number of years.  Later the block and business was traded for the Prince farm about a mile above the village which he occupied for seven years.  Retiring quite early in life Mr. and Mrs. Bentley moved into the village where they have resided ever since.  Mr. Bentley was very kindly in disposition a good neighbor, friendly to all with whom he came in contact, giving heed always to the admonition "Whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you, that do ye unto them."  He was granted a desire often expressed, for he quietly went to sleep and did not again awaken to this life, at 2 a.m. Tuesday, July 20, 1918.  He is survived by his wife, and adopted daughter, Mrs. Hubert L. Bennett and several nephews and nieces.  His funeral was held from the family residence Thursday August 1, Rev. A.H. Merrill officiating.  The body was laid to rest in St. Peter's cemetery [Bainbridge, NY]. 
Death Notices
Chenango American, Greene, NY, June 14, 1860
In Springfield, Mass., on the 2d inst. of Consumption, Mr. W. Dwight Smith, formerly of this village [Greene, Chenango Co., NY], aged 23 years.
In Pitcher [Chenango Co., NY], on the 7th inst., Emma Jane, daughter of Nelson and Mary Jane Taylor, aged 7 years.
Suddenly, at the residence of Gen. Roswell Randall, in Cortland [Cortland Co., NY], on the 6th inst., Mrs. Tabitha Runyan, widow of the late Stephen O. Runyan, Esq., of Oxford [Chenango Co., NY] aged 78 years.
In Unadilla [Otsego Co., NY], on the 10th inst., Mr. Zachariah Prindle, aged 68 years.
Chenango American, Greene, NY, Feb. 20, 1873
In Smithville [Chenango Co., NY], Feb'y 16th, Nancy P., wife of Jesse Read, Esq., aged 62 years.
In Oxford [Chenango Co., NY], Feb. 15th, Mr. Wallace E. Porter, aged 29 years.
In Guilford [Chenango Co., NY], Feb. 11th, Mr. Willard M. Bentley, aged 33 years.
In Preston [Chenango Co., NY], Feb. 7th, Mr. Almon Blackman, aged 67 years.
In Sherburne [Chenango Co., NY], Feb. 11th, Dea. Charles Benedict, aged 69 years.
In Norwich [Chenango Co., NY], Feb. 5th, Orcelia E., wife of C.M. Drake, aged 24 years.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

BCHS Class of 1939 - Part 5

Bainbridge Central High School - Class of 1939
Senior Portraits
"Echo" 1939
Richard Parsons
"As on and on you go your way,
A 'tailor' you will be some day"

Donald Patchen
"We'll miss your friendly greetings, Don,
When you finish here and travel on."

Helen Peckham
"You've made an impressive hit with us,
You've got what it takes--personality plus!"

Lloyd Sipple
"You're a faithful friend and also true,
We know good luck will come to you."

Clyde Snitchler
"You've worked so hard to make the grade,
Our hopes for you will never fade."

Margaret Taft
"You're pretty, Margaret, and petite,
For a friend you're hard to beat."

Obituaries (September 11)

In Binghamton [Broome Co., NY], Sept. 29th, 1876, of typhoid fever, Lucy M., wife of P.R. Newton, aged 50 years.  Mrs. Newton was a daughter of Ely King, Esq. born in North Sanford, Broome county, May 8th, 1826, and spent her early days as a dutiful child, thus gaining the esteem of her parents and schoolmates.  After the death of her father she took full charge of the household duties, keeping house for her brother until January 1860, when she accepted the position of stepmother to four children, the youngest but a few months old, filling the position with unceasing care.  In 1865 she was baptized into the fellowship of the Baptist Church of Coventry by the Rev. George Balcom.  Soon after removing to Afton, Chenango county, she became a faithful member of the Afton church, gaining the respect and esteem of all who knew her, where she remained until May last, when she removed to Binghamton, Broome county, there taking great interest in the construction of a new house where she anticipated great pleasure in her new home, when she was stricken down with the fatal disease.  Her loss is deeply felt by the companion towards whom she has always been faithful and kind, by the children over whom she has been a model mother, and by the church who have lost a faithful member, as well as by a large circle of relatives and friends.  Beloved and respected by all.  P.R.N.  [Bainbridge Republican, Oct. 7, 1876]

At her home on Front street [Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY], Mrs. Elizabeth McKinley Vail died on Tuesday aged eighty-three years.  Funeral services will be held at the house at 1:30 p.m. today.  Mrs. Vail was the daughter of David and Elizabeth McKinley, born May 26, 1818, in Doune, Perthshire, Scotland.  Her father died in 1823, her mother in 1827, leaving Elizabeth and her three sisters, Janet, Margaret and Mary, aged respectively 14, 12 and 5 years, in care of an aunt in Deanston.  Elizabeth was the favorite child of her parents and at her mother's death seemed broken hearted.  Never, during her life, could she mention her mother's name without a sigh or tear.  At the age of 11 she had become noted for her retentive memory and knowledge of the Bible, and could recite the first nineteen psalms of David in rotation, also many chapters from the Bible.  When 13 years of age she was engaged as teacher in Bible reading and spelling in Johnson's evening school.  In 1831 she was adopted as the decanter of James and Mary Stewart, Sterling, Scotland, continuing her studies there.  In 1833 she organized with Miss Drummond a mission school in Sterling, which was largely attended.  About this time she united with the Presbyterian church.  In 1835, with Mr. and Mrs. Stewart, she came to America and located at Saratoga Springs. In 1842 she married A.A. Vail, a contractor and builder, of the latter place.  Soon thereafter they moved to Masonville [Delaware Co., NY] and in 1868 came to Deposit [Broome Co., NY].  Mrs. Vail was a woman of great energy, a magnetic charm in conversation, combined with the best traits of Scotch character.  [1902]
George E. Caswell, a well-known blacksmith of this village, who moved to Livingston Manor [Sullivan Co., NY] last summer, died in that place on Thursday, of gangrene, aged fifty-six years.  The remains were brought here for burial in Laurel Hill cemetery [Deposit, Delaware Co., NY] on Saturday, Rev. Alfred Coons officiating.  [Jan 23, 1902]
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Esposito, of Sidney [Delaware Co., NY], lost their three-year-old son, Anthony Esposito, Monday night, death due to strangulation.  The little boy was suffering from croup and the attack became so acute that he was dead upon the arrival of Drs. R.H. Loomis and Elliot Danforth.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Nov. 6, 1941]
Universal Bible Sunday will be observed next Sunday at the morning service at 10:30 in the Presbyterian Church [Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY].  At this time a large morocco-bound pulpit Bible will be formally presented to the church by the members of the Fidelity Class in memory of Miss Maude A. Mosher, for many years a teacher of the class.  For over 48 years a loyal member of the Presbyterian Church and a leader in all of its activities, Miss Mosher's life was an inspiring example of Christian faith and virtue to all who knew her.  The Fidelity Class feels that no more fitting memorial could be found than a Bible for use in the church.  The presentation on behalf of the class will be made by Mrs. G. Ray Fisher, the president, and the acceptance on behalf of the session and the church will be made by Prof. F.J. Casey.  The congregation will participate in a dedication ceremony prepared by the Rev. Paul. L. Carpenter, pastor of the church.  The senior choir, under the direction of Mrs. Claude Butler, will render special music.  The session will meet in the Sunday School rooms at 10:15, then all present and former members of the Fidelity Class will congregate at the same place at 10:25 and will attend the service in a body. [Bainbridge News & Republican, Dec. 4, 1941]
Charles Edward Clark died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Clark, at East Afton [Chenango Co., NY], Friday morning from pneumonia.  The funeral was held at the home Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock, Rev. Mr. McKenzie of Masonville, officiating.  Burial at Bennettsville [Chenango Co. NY].  [Bainbridge News & Republican, Mar. 5, 1942]