Friday, December 19, 2014

Marriages (December 19)

Thoms - Moore
Bainbridge News & Republican, March 21, 1946

Miss Doris M. Moore, of Guilford [Chenango Co., NY] was married to Michael E. Thoms, of Bennettsville [Chenango Co., NY], Mar. 16, at Christ Church in Gilbertsville.  The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Frederic Evenson.  Mrs. Charles Barber, a sister of the bride, was matron of honor, while Charles Barber acted as best man.  They will make their home in Sidney [Delaware Co., NY].
Mr. & Mrs. Aaron Winans
Bainbridge News & Republican, March 21, 1946
Mrs. Graydon Tallmadge was hostess at a variety shower in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Winans Friday evening at her home.  Mr. and Mrs. Winans, who were recently married, received many lovely gifts, after a buffet supper was served to 23 guests.  Mrs. Winans, the former Miss Marjory Riley, is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Egbert Riley.
Lindsley - Vermilyea
Bainbridge News & Republican, March 21, 1946
Andrew Lindsley and Mrs. Lucy Vermilyea were united in holy matrimony March 15, at 8 p.m. at the Free Methodist Church in Bainbridge.  The ceremony as performed by the Rev. Emery D. Stokes.
Francisco - Roof
Bainbridge News & Republican, March 28, 1946
Miss Isabelle Lavonne Roof, daughter of Mrs. Laura Roof, 71 Pine street, Deposit [Delaware Co., NY], was married to Cecil Lloyd Francisco, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Francisco, R.D.2, Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY], Friday afternoon at 2:30, in the Methodist parsonage in Deposit.  The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Clyde H. Snell, Ph. D.  The bride wore a fuchsia suit with black accessories and a corsage of white carnations.  Mrs. Roof and Mr. and Mrs. Francisco witnessed the service.  The bride graduated form Deposit Central School in 1945.  After a brief wedding trip to Niagara Falls, Mr. and Mrs. Francisco will make their home with his parents in East Afton [Chenango Co.,NY].
Ellis - Herron
Bainbridge News & Republican, March 28, 1946
Miss Elaine Herron, daughter of Mrs. Mildred Herron, of West Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY], became the bride of Dewey A. Ellis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rae Ellis, of Bristol, Pa., Saturday evening, at 8 o'clock, in the Methodist Church at West Bainbridge.  A candle light ceremony was performed by the Rev. Howard Willets, of Greene.  The bride, given in marriage by her brother, J.B. Herron, wore a gown of white satin and lace, with matching headdress and carried a bouquet of white lilies and sweet peas.  Mrs. Phyllis H. Bennett, sister of the bride, was matron of honor.  She wore a gown of light blue satin with matching headdress and carried a bouquet of gladioli.  Richard Ellis, brother of the bridegroom, who is serving with the Navy acted as best man.  A reception was held following the ceremony at the bride's home, after which the bridal couple left on a short wedding trip.  Mr. Ellis, who was recently discharged, served three years with the U.S. Coast Guard as a Gunner's Mate.
Lyon - Yukl
Bainbridge News & Republican, March 28, 1946
Miss Martha Yukl, of Silver Lake, Minn., was married to the Rev. Wilfred Lyon, son of Mrs. E.J. Partridge, of Stillwater, Feb. 24, at Naples, Italy.  The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Robert Kellerman, former pastor of the Centinary Church in Binghamton.  Following the ceremony, the bridal couple was given a dinner by the mission.  They will spend their honeymoon on the Isle of Capri..  Both the Rev. and Mrs. Lyon are associated with the UNRA.  Mr. Lyon, who was the Methodist pastor in Hartwick before going overseas, was located in North Africa, near Cairo, before going to Italy.
Marriage Notices
Bainbridge News & Republican, December 27, 1877
IRELAND - WINSOR:  In Bainbridge, at the home of the bride, Dec. 26, 1877, by Rev. N.S. Reynolds, Mr. James W. Ireland, of Oxford [Chenango Co., NY] and Miss Katie S. Winsor, of Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY].
ARMS - HYATT:  In Guilford, on 18th, by Rev. S. Scoville, Mr. Edward P. Armes to Miss Georgia T. Hyatt.
CARPENTER -McDONALD:  Dec. 19, in Oneonta by Rev. H.H. Allen, Mr. Jas. W. Carpenter to Miss Jennie I., daughter of Jay McDonald, all of Oneonta [Otsego Co., NY].
MARSH - BURT:  At the Sullivan House, in Afton Dec. 15th, 1877, by Rev. H.N. VanDeusen, Mr. Andrew J. Marsh of Apalachin, N.Y. [Tioga Co.], and Miss Minnie S. Burt of Kirkwood, N.Y. [Broome Co.]
BOWEN - SHELTON:  In Guilford [Chenango Co., NY], Dec. 18th, by Rev. Colgrove, Miss Laura Bowen and Mr. Andrew Shelton.

Soldier News continued, 1946

Winfred Michel Discharged from Navy
Bainbridge News & Republican, March 28, 1946
Winfred G. Michel

Winfred G. Michel, S 1/C, USCG, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Michel, Pearl street [Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY], was discharged Mar. 9 at the Naval Separation Center, San Francisco, Calif., after two years of service in the Pacific Theatre.  Seaman Michel took part in seven invasions, Marshall Islands, Emiaru Island, Pelepieu Islands, Saipan, Leyte, Luzon and Iwo Jima.  He holds the American Theatre Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon with seven stars, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with two stars.  At the present time, he is in Oregon where he will spend an indefinite period. 
Pfc. Robert E. Seaman Re-enlists in Army
Bainbridge News & Republican, March 21, 1946
Fort Monmouth, N.J.:  Pfc. Robert E. Seaman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Seaman, of Sunset Hollow, R.D. No. 3, Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY], who recently re-enlisted in the Regular Army has left the 1220th Reception Center, here, and is enroute to Fifth Infantry Division, Camp Campbell, Ky., where he will report for duty.  Seaman holds the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and the Philippine liberation Ribbon.
Joseph Milius & Charles Mott Discharged from Navy
Bainbridge News & Republican, March 21, 1946
The U.S. naval personnel separation center, Lido Beach, Long Island, N.Y., announces the discharge from the naval service of several men from the New York state area.  Among those listed are the following from Chenango county:  S 1/C Joseph P. Milius, Green Lawn avenue, Bainbridge; S 2/C Charles R. Mott, R.D.1, Bainbridge.
Robert Lee  Home on Leave
Bainbridge News & Republican, March 21, 1946
Robert E. Lee, R.M. 2/C, of LSM #258, arrived at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Lee, of Johnson street [Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY], Sunday on a 15-day leave, after 18 months of service in the Pacific Theatre.  Petty Officer Lee took part in the initial landings at Leyte, Ormoc Bay and Mindoro, as well as three assault landings in Mindanao, and one on Borneo.  Later he served on transport duty, taking troops to Korea.  He wears the Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon with three stars, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with two stars, American Defense Ribbon and Victory Medal.
Gerald Tiffany Discharged from Navy
Bainbridge News & Republican, March 28, 1946
Gerald Tiffany, M.M. 2/C, arrived at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Tiffany, R.D.2, Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY], Wednesday of last week, after receiving his discharge at Lido Beach.  Eighteen months of his two years in the service were spent on Saipan in the Pacific Theatre.  He holds the Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon, Victory Medal, and American Theatre Ribbon.
 Neil Stoddard Discharged from Army
Bainbridge News & Republican, March 28, 1946

Sgt. Neil E. Stoddard has arrived at his home in Sidney [Delaware Co., NY] following his discharge at Fort Dix, N.J., Mar. 18, after one year of service in the European Theatre.  Serving with the 90th Division, Sergeant Stoddard, arrived in France in April, 1945, where he joined the 3rd Army, and continued to serve with this group until the end of the war, when they had already entered Czechoslovakia.  After the surrender, he then was assigned ot the 3rd M.G.R., Army of Occupation.  He holds the European Ribbon with one star, American Theatre Ribbon, Victory Medal and Good Conduct Medal. 

Obituaries (December 19)

Frank H. Hatton
Bainbridge News & Republican, March 21, 1946

Frank H. Hatton, 41, of the Afton-Coventry road [Chenango Co., NY], passed away suddenly on Sunday afternoon, Mar. 17.  He was born in the Town of Oxford [Chenango Co., NY] on Aug. 3, 1904, the son of John H. and Emma Stark Hatton.  In January, 1934, he was united in marriage to Vivian Borst, who survives.  Besides his wife he leaves three children:  Geraldine, 9; George, 7; and Caroline, 3; his mother, Mrs. Emma Hatton, of Coventry; three brothers, Erford, of Coventry; Carl, of Norwich; and Homer, of Bainbridge; three sisters, Mrs. Isabelle Youngs, of Bainbridge; Mrs. George Burchard, of Bainbridge; and Mrs. Frank Reynolds; two half-brothers, Harry Hatton and Erwin Hatton; also a half-sister, Mrs. Fred Johnson; several nieces and nephews.  The funeral service was held at the Fisher Funeral Chapel on Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. Harry E. Brooks officiating.  Interment was in the Greenlawn Cemetery [Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY].
Velma Owens
Bainbridge News & Republican, March 21, 1946
Mrs. Velma Owen, of Masonville [Delaware Co., NY], entered into rest at her home on Monday evening, Mar. 18.  She was born in Susquehanna, Pa., on Oct. 6, 1863, the daughter of James and Adelia Murray.  She is survived by her husband, William Owen, of Masonville; a son, Myron Owen, of Bainbridge; three granddaughters, Mrs. Donald Mills, of Schenectady, Mrs. Carl Robinson, of East Guilford, and Miss Iva Owen, of Bainbridge; also one brother, Grant Murray, of New Kingston, Pa.  Funeral service will be held in the Fisher Funeral Chapel on Friday, Mar. 22, at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Leon Loveless, of Harpursville, officiating.  Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery [Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY].
Andrew Prohaska, Sr.
Bainbridge News & Republican, March 21, 1946
Mr. Andrew Prohaska, of 34 Division street, Sidney [Delaware Co., NY], father of Andrew Prohaska, Jr., of R.D.2, Bainbridge, passed away Wednesday morning, March 13, at The Hospital, Sidney, after a long illness.  Mr. Prohaska, though born in Hungary on July 2, 1885, had lived in Sidney many years and was employed as a baker for some time in Close Bakery on Main street.  For the past year he had been employed at the Hotel DeCumber.  He married Katherine Weinber, also of Hungary, who died in May, 1942.  Besides his son he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Herman Keller and Miss Rose Prohaska, of Sidney.  A Rosary service was held Friday at 8:30 p.m. in the Carr & Landers Funeral Chapel.  Mass was held Saturday morning at 9:30 in the Sacred Heart Church with the Rev. F. John Kavanaugh officiating.  Burial was in Prospect Hill Cemetery [Sidney, NY].
George Lewis Stafford
Bainbridge News & Republican, March 28, 1946
George Lewis Stafford, 72, founder of the Oxford Review and publisher in Oxford for nearly 37 years, passed away at his home over the Review-Times office Wednesday evening, Mar. 13, following a heart attack.  Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Linn, of Scotia; a daughter, Charlotte, who teaches at Marion; a sister, Mrs. George Hotchkiss, of Oxford, and three grandsons.
Floyd Teel
Bainbridge News & Republican, March 28, 1946
Oneonta [Otsego Co., NY]:  Floyd Teel, 67, of Schenevus, was burned to death last Thursday while tending a rubbish and brush fire on the Herman Hawkins farm east of the village of Maryland [Otsego Co., NY].  A verdict of accidental death was issued by Otsego County Coroner Frederick E. Bolt, of Worcester.  Mr. Teel was working temporarily for Mr. Hawkins.  State police, who investigated the accident, said that his clothes apparently caught fire as he was tending the fire.
Mrs. Lyman Post
Bainbridge News & Republican, March 28, 1946
Lyman Post, and two sons, Edward and Nelson, of Sherburne [Chenango Co., NY], called on their cousin, Mrs. Henry Petley, Tuesday afternoon, and brought her the sad news that Mrs. Post had died after failing to rally from a shock.  The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at the Funeral Parlors in Sherburne at one o'clock with burial in the family plot in West Bainbridge Cemetery.  Besides her husband and two sons, Mrs. Post leaves three daughters, and several grandchildren, also sisters and cousins.  Mr. and Mrs. Post were former residents of Union Valley [West Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY]  [Compiler Note, from tombstone in West Bainbridge Cemetery:  Elsie M. Post, 1875 - 1946]
Death Notices
Bainbridge Republican, December 27, 1877
NEWTON:  In Masonville, N.Y., Dec. 13, Miss Eliza Newton, formerly of Bainbridge, aged 59 years.
MATHEWSON:  In East Guilford [Chenango Co., NY], on 16th, Viola M., daughter of Philip and Mary Mathewson, aged 2 years.
RAPELYE:  In Afton [Chenango Co., NY], Dec. 20th, Mr. Peter Rapelye, aged 66 years.
MULTER:  Dec. 14th, 1877, at Schenevus, Jacob J. Multer, late editor of the Schenevus Monitor, aged 60 years.
MATHEWSON:  At East Guilford, N.Y. [Chenango Co], Dec. 21st of Diphtheria, Eugene H. Mathewson, son of Phillip and Mary Mathewson, aged 11 years 6 months and 13 days.
Bainbridge Republican, March 14, 1878
CASHMAN:  In Guilford [Chenango Co., NY], March 1878, Tinnie Lee, only son of Timothy and Eliza Cashman, aged 3 years 4 months.
BENEDICT:  In Afton [Chenango Co.,  NY], Feb. 28th, Mrs. C.M. Benedict, aged 81 years.
PIERCE:  March 1st at North Sanford [Broome Co., NY], James Pierce, formerly of Harpersfield [Broome County, NY], aged 76 years.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Obituaries (December 18)

Carrie (Minnis) Dildine
Bainbridge News & Republican, March 14, 1946

Mrs. Carrie H. Dildine, 65, of 77 North Broad street, well known resident of Norwich [Chenango Co., NY], died at the Chenango Memorial Hospital Friday night following an illness of several weeks.  Born in Malone, July 22, 1881, the deceased was the daughter of William and Melinda Jandrous Minnis. She had been a resident of Norwich for the past 30 years where she followed the profession of dressmaking.  For several years she operated a dress hop in Boston.  A great lover of flowers she was much of the time in her garden.  She raised many choice blooms.  She was a member of the Methodist Church.  Surviving are her husband, Millard W. Dildine; one daughter, Mrs. Gerald R. Weeks, of New Haven, Conn.; one grandson, Francis Weeks, of Bainbridge; one sister, Mrs. Mary Breyere, of St. Regis Falls, and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held at the George J. Devine Funeral Home Monday afternoon at 2, the Rev. Thomas G. Swales, pastor of the Broad Street Methodist Church, officiating.  The body was placed in the Mt. Hope Chapel vault with burial in the Spring.
Louis J. Auerbacher
Bainbridge News & Republican, March 14, 1946
St. Petersburg, Fla.:  Louis J. Auerbacher, seventy-two, a former vice-president of the Borden Company and a pioneer in electrical contracting and illuminating, died Wednesday at this home here.  Formerly a resident of Newark, N.J., he had lived here sicne his retirement eight years ago.  Mr Auerbacher was a vice-president of the Dry Milk Company in 1928 when that organization was sold to the Borden Company.  He then became a Borden vice-president in charge of medical relations and foreign plants, as well as of dry milk products.  A native of Philadelphia, and a graduate of the public schools of Newark, he was the inventor of the daylight motion-picture screen.  He had been president of the Beck Flaming Lamp Company, Federal Screen Company and the Swiss Anode Company, as well as a member of the Electrical League of New York, the American Pharmaceutical Company and the Chemical Society, of New York.  Surviving besides his wife, the former Henrietta Saenger, are two sons, Louis J. Auerbacher, Jr., and George Nelson Auerbacher, and a stepson, John O. Grom--New York Herald Tribune.  Mr. Grom was formerly, associated with the Dry Milk Co., in Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY]
Charles E. Marshall & Euphemia Seeley Marshall
Bainbridge News & Republican, March 14, 1946
Charles & Euphemia (Seeley) Marshall
One of the oldest couples in this part of the state died within three days of each other last week, and, had they lived until Sept 23, they would have observed their 70th wedding anniversary.  The deceased couple is Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Marshall, of Lower Pearl street [Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY].  For the past several years, Mr. Marshall had enjoyed much better health than his wife, so he had taken the responsibility of caring for their home, as well as looking after his wife.  Mr. Marshall came to Bainbridge when a lad of 14 and learned the trade of cabinet maker, serving his apprentice under the skillful teaching of Nelson Pettys, who years ago, conducted a shop in Newton avenue, a trade in which he became very adept.  Mr. Marshall became one of the best cabinet makers in this area, among his works of art is the interior wood work and the steeple of St. Peter's Episcopal Church.  In the early 1900's, he was superintendent of the Marshal Furniture Co., in Lestershire, now known as Johnson.  After his return to Bainbridge, he conducted a shop at his home until a few years prior to his death.  His father, Hiram Marshal, used to go around repairing old wooden clocks.  He replaced broken cogs, but could make a clock mostly, if need be.
Charles E. Marshall died Mar. 4, at his home after an illness of a few days.  Born Sept. 9, 1855, in Sidney [Delaware Co., NY], he was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Marshall.  On Sept. 23, 1876, he was united in marriage to Eupehemia Seeley.  They were both members of the Baptist Church.  Mr. Marshall is survived by one son Winfred P. Marshall of Petoskey, Mich.;  and one grandson, Charles Marshall, of Preston.  Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at Fisher's Chapel with the Rev. Norman Lawton officiating.  The body was placed in the vault with interment later in the spring.
Euphemia Seeley Marshall passed away at her home Mar. 7, after suffering poor health for a number of years.  Born Dec. 31, 1857, she was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Seeley, of Tompkins [Delaware Co., NY].  In her early life, she followed the trade of dressmaking and had a large clientele in Bainbridge.  Besides her son and grandson, she is also survived by several nieces including Mrs. Mabel Musson and Mrs. Mina Seeley Wilson, of Bainbridge; Mrs. Florence Race of Binghamton; Mrs. Earl Jones, of China; and three nephews, Herbert Seeley, of Leominster, Mass.; Leon Seeley, of Rockdale, and Loren Seeley, of Painted Post.  The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at Fisher's Chapel with the Rev. Norman Lawton officiating.  The body was placed in the vault until burial takes place in the spring.
Etta Peck Dunshee
Bainbridge News & Republican, March 14, 1946
Mrs. Etta Peck Dunshee, wife of Arthur Dunshee, of Bennettsville [Chenango Co., NY], died early Tuesday morning at her home after an illness of several months.  Born in Unadilla [Otsego Co., NY] Apr. 4, 1877, she was a daughter of John and Elizabeth Peck.  In 1901, she was united in marriage to Arthur Dunshee, of Sidney Center.  She was a member of the Methodist Church.  Besides her husband, she is survived by three children, Leroy Dunshee, of Bainbridge; Mrs. Earl Ireland, of Bainbridge; Mrs. Theodore Wickham, of Binghamton; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild; four sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Wilson, of Garrettsville; Mrs. Lester Kipp, of Cannonsville; Mrs. Herbert Hill, of Delhi, and Mrs. Watson Brundage, of Sidney Center; and one brother, George Peck, of Sidney.  Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Fisher's Chapel, Bainbridge with the Rev. Harry E. Brooks officiating.  The body will be placed in the vault with interment later in the Spring.
Col. Floyd D. McLean
Bainbridge News & Republican, March 14, 1946
Colonel Floyd D. McLean, 60, president of Hills, McLeans and Haskins and one of the highest ranking army officers in the Southern Tier, died unexpectedly Sunday noon after attending church services.  He was stricken as he escorted his mother, Mrs. William M. McLean, Sr., to the front door of her home.  The Colonel had attended services at 11 a.m. in the Tabernacle Methodist Church with his mother and wife, Mrs. Lucille Hayes McLean.  The officer's mother had just stepped into the front door of her home when her son collapsed on the porch.

Marriages (December 18)

Twitchel - Evans
Wednesday evening, March 6, at 8 o'clock occurred the marriage of Miss Edna Evans, of Mt. Upton [Chenango Co., NY], to Arthur Twitchell, also of Mt. Upton.  The marriage occurred at the Methodist parsonage, Guilford, the Rev. David S. Wolfe officiating.  Attending the couple were the groom's sister, Mrs. Arnold Everett, and husband, of Mt. Upton.  The bride has been a teacher in the Mt. Upton school for some time and the groom is engaged in farming.  Best wishes are extended to them from their many friends.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, March 14, 1946]
Tallaksen - Cass
Mr. and Mrs. Tallak Tallaksen, of Sidney Center [Delaware Co., NY], announce the engagement of their daughter, Grace Elizabeth, to Robert Cass, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cass, of Guilford [Chenango Co., NY].  The wedding will take place in May.  Mr. Cass has recently received his honorable discharge, having served in the Pacific Theatre of Operations.  [Bainbridge news & Republicna, March 14, 1946]
Trowbridge - Davis
The engagement of Jessamine Louise Davis to Henry M. Trowbridge, Jr., of Binghamton [Broome Co., NY], has been announced by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Davis.  Mr. Trowbridge is the son of Henry Trowbridge and the late Mrs. Trowbridge, of Hollis, N.H.  The date for the wedding has not been set.
Mr. & Mrs. Alvin Cole
The golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Cole was celebrated at a reception in Sidney Center Grange Hall Monday night, March 4, attended by about 70 people.  A program of entertainment was carried out after which Mr. and Mrs. Cole were presented with a purse of money and flowers.  Refreshments were served.  Mr. and Mrs. Cole were married in Walton [Delaware Co., NY], March 4, 1896, by the Rev. Thomas Parks.  They first resided at North Collins and then for 10 years on a farm near Cannonsville, moving from there to a farm near Sidney Center, where they resided until last spring when they sold the farm and moved to Sidney Center [Delaware Co., NY].  Mr. Cole is one of the town of Sidney assessors.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, March 14, 1946]
Pangaro - Federer
Miss Eva Federer, of Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY], was married to Nicholas C. Pangaro, of Walton [Delaware Co., NY], Mar. 9, in Cooperstown.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, March 14, 1946]
Mr. & Mrs. John Murphy
Mr. and Mrs. John H. Murphy, of Loretta Rest, Syracuse, and former residents of Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY], celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary on Mar. 6.  The Rev. James F. Dwyer presented them with a lovely bouquet of flowers, while the Sisters of the home gave them other remembrances, and also served a beautiful wedding cake and ice cream.  Mr and Mrs. Murphy received congratulations from many people which made it a very happy occasion for them.  Mr. and Mrs. Murphy left their East Side farm last August to enter the Home in Syracuse.  [Bainbridge News & Republican, March 14, 1946]

Gardner - Pratt
St. John's Catholic Church was the scene, Tuesday afternoon, Mar. 5, at 2 o'clock for the wedding of Miss Golda Jane Pratt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rexford Pratt, and Douglas Gardner, son of Frank Gardner, of Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY].  The Rev. Charles Dee, pastor of St. John's, performed the ceremony.  Given in marriage by her father, the bride appeared in a white satin and marquisette gown with a formal train; a cap of seed pearls held her fingertip veil and she carried a prayer book with a cluster of white carnations and satin streamers.  She also wore a string of pearls with earrings to match, a gift from the groom.  Miss Lucille Pratt, sister of the bride, was maid of honor.  Miss Pratt wore a pink taffeta gown, with a tight bodice and a coronet of pink flowers held her fingertip veil, she carried a nosegay of spring flowers.  Best man was Earl Clark, Jr., of Bainbridge.  The bride's mother chose a navy blue dress and wore a corsage of red carnations.  A reception was held at the home of the bride's parents, in the evening.  A three-tiered wedding cake topped with a miniature bride and groom centered the refreshment table.  After a short wedding trip the couple will reside at 86 Pearl Street [Bainbridge, NY].  Mr. and Mrs. Gardner graduated form Bainbridge Central High School.  Mr. Gardner, recently discharged from the U.S. Army, served three years in the Pacific Theatre.  [Bainbridge news & Republican, March 14, 1946]

Soldier News continued

Letter from Major Edward P. Danforth
Bainbridge News & Republican, December 28, 1944

Dr. and Mrs. Edward Danforth received a V-Mail letter written Oct. 28 from their son, Major Edward Prince Danforth, of the Philippines, which arrived in its original state last week.  It was stamped on the front "unsuitable for printing."  The letter apparently had been soaking wet and the ink was smeared considerably.  Major Danforth writes in part:  "Up until last night I've been getting two hours sleep in twenty-four.  Yesterday was the first chance I had to get into some clean clothes.  Professionally I have never had more to do in my life.  I just hope and pray that I can help some of our boys who are doing a marvelous job."
Pvt. John Kark with the 399th Infantry Regiment
Bainbridge News & Republican, December 28, 1944
Sixth Army Group, France:  The 399th Infantry Regiment of the 100th (Century) Division set some kind of record for the speed with which it said goodbye to the East River and said hello to the Rhine.
Some of the men in the regiment marched down Fifth Avenue in New York City to help inaugurate the 5th War Bond Drive, and they were in action on the U.S. 7th Army front in Eastern France when they read about the results of the same drive.
Arriving in France on Oct. 20, the men, commanded by Colonel Andrew W. Tychsen of Haddonsfield, N.J., spent several days assembling their equipment and regaining their land legs.  Then came the order to move up, and for three days and nights the regiment rolled toward the front.  The men dismounted from their vehicles one night, and the next morning they were in the line.  They had relieved a veteran regiment that had seen service in Sicily, Italy, Anzio and Southern France.  Their sector was one of the toughest along the entire front.  Ste. Barbe, was densely wooded and mountainous, with an almost jungle-like undergrowth impeding progress.  But the 399th fought its way against a fanatic enemy, against countless land mines and booby traps, and against terrain and weather obstacles that favored a well-entrenched enemy.
While the French army drove to Strasbourg in enveloping movements from the north and south, the 399th helped smash the Nazis backward toward the Rhine, and soon won a reputation for being an experienced, hard-driving, relentless fighting unit.
Among the members of 399th is Pvt. John H. Kark, of Harpursville [Broome Co., NY].
Pfc. John Parsons Jr. Home on Re-enlistment Furlough
Bainbridge News & Republican, March 21, 1946
Pfc. John Andrew Parsons, Jr., arrived at the home of his parents, Mayor and Mrs. John A. Parsons, Sunday night on a re-enlistment furlough, and will report for duty March 30 at Fort Snelling, Minn.  Private Parsons entered the Army Aug. 21, 1941 and served with the Air Force for three years and then was assigned to the 1924th Aviation Engineers a few months before sailing for the Pacific Theatre.  He served on detached service with the 282nd Coast Artillery on Saipan and Okinawa, receiving his discharge on the latter island, Nov. 11.  On Nov. 12, he re-enlisted and left for the states within a few weeks.  He holds the Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon with one star, American Theatre Ribbon, Pre-Pearl Harbor Ribbon and Victory Medal.  Mrs. Parsons, Sr., who had been visiting her son and daughter-in-law, arrived home Saturday accompanied by her daughter-in-law and granddaughter, Judy.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

BCHS Class of 1942 - Part 3

Bainbridge Central High School - Class of 1942
Senior Portraits
Edward Danforth Knight, Jr.

Ethel Ruth Meade

Lillian Mae Moore

Anna Mae Sites

Daisy Ellen Sites

Louella Mae Weeks

Marriages (December 17)

Ramsdell - Lyon
Bainbridge Republican, January 10, 1878
In Masonville [Delaware Co., NY], Wells Ramsdell, aged 55 years, has just been united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Miss Emily Lyon, aged 18 years.
Cornell - Mott
Bainbridge news & Republican, March 7, 1946

Miss Betty Esther Mott, daughter of Mrs. Ralph Mott and the late Mr. Mott, of Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY], was married to Benjamin I. Cornell, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin I. Cornell, of Anderson, Mo., Feb. 14, at the home of the bridegroom's parents.  The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Homer l. Long, pastor of the Methodist Church.  Mrs. Cornell was graduated from Bainbridge High School and Mr. Cornell was just recently discharged from the Army with which he saw service in the Pacific Theatre.
Casey - Weidman
Bainbridge News & Republican, March 7, 1946
Hazel Marie Weidman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allen O. Weidman, 23 Butler street, and Francis Winsor Casey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis J. Casey, Bainbridge, were married Sunday night at 7 in the Brick Presbyterian Church, 63 E. 92nd street, New York City.  The Rev. Treed officiated.  Miss Louise Voorhes, Garden City, L.I., was maid of honor and John Burgin, Franklin, was best man.  The bride wore a gray suit with white accessories, a hat and corsage of white gardenias.  Her maid of honor also chose a gray suit.  Her accessories were black and she wore camellias.  A wedding dinner was served at the Madison Hotel. After a few days in New York City the couple will go to Virginia.  On returning from their wedding trip; they will reside in Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY].  The bride graduated from Oneonta High School in 1940 and had been employed at Sak's Fifth Avenue store as a model.  Mr. Casey graduated from Bainbridge High School in 1937 and attended Colgate University prior to entering the service in January, 1942.  He was discharged in December, 1945, after serving overseas 18 months.  He was attached to General MacArthur's headquarters.

Marriages Notices
Bainbridge Republican, March 14, 1878
WINDSOR - IRELAND:  At the home of the bride March 6th, 1878, by Rev. N.S. Reynolds, Dellavan S. Windsor, of Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY], to Miss Emma J. Ireland, of Oxford [Chenango Co., NY].
AUSTIN - MATHEWSON:  In Masonville, March 5th, 1878, at the home of the bride by Rev. A. Brown, Mr. Alexander Austin to Miss Flora Mathewson, both of Masonville [Delaware Co., NY]
BLAKESLEE - WRIGHT:  At the residence of the bride's parents, in Afton [Chenango Co., NY], March 5th, 1878, by Rev. E.T. Jacobs, Mr. William H. Blakeslee of Coventry [Chenango Co., NY] to Miss Myrtie E. Wright.
GROVER - MILLER:  In New Berlin, Feb. 27, by Rev. N.J. Hawley, Mr. James D. Grover of Guilford [Chenango Co., NY], to Miss Azna J. Miller of New Berlin [Chenango Co., NY]
BENNETT - ELMENDORF:  In Afton, Feb. 23d, by Rev. J.M. Clark, Mr. Alfred A. Bennett of Mt. Upton [Chenango Co., NY], to Miss Mary L. Elmendorf of Walton [Delaware Co., NY].

Obituaries (December 17)

Rev. Egbert Kilpatrick
Bainbridge News & Republican, December 28, 1944
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at White's Funeral Chapel, Hobart, of the late Rev. Egbert Kilpatrick who died last Thursday night at the Stamford hospital, following several months' illness.  The Rev. George H. Savage, of Oneonta, district superintendent of Wyoming conference, officiated, assisted by the Rev. George H. Savage, of Oneonta, district superintendent of Wyoming conference.  Mr. Kilpatrick was born Aug. 23, 1855, son of George and Ann (Follett) Kilpatrick, of Roxbury.  There he grew to manhood, attended the village school and later entered Wyoming Seminary and was admitted to the ministry of Wyoming conference.  His first charge was at Hale Eddy and he continued in the ministry for 40 years.  On Nov. 5, 1932, he was united in marriage with Mrs. Emma Brenn, of Hobart, where he has since resided.  They were a devoted couple and enjoyed life to the full until he was taken ill last summer.  Surviving are his wife and two sons by a former marriage, the Rev. Lester A. Kilpatrick, pastor of the Methodist Church at Grand Rapids, Mich., and Elmer Kilpatrick, of Candor, besides several grandchildren.  The many and beautiful floral tributes testified to the love and esteem in which he was held by all who knew him. 
Mrs. B.W. Carpenter
Bainbridge News & Republican, March 7, 1946
Mrs. B.W. Carpenter, mother of Paul Carpenter, died Feb. 28 at her home in Bergen [Genesee Co., NY].  Funeral services were held Saturday at the home with the Rev. Ices officiating.  Mrs. Carpenter and son, Albert, and daughter, Betty Jo, returned home from the funeral Monday while Mr. Carpenter remained for several days.

Charles Johnson
Bainbridge News & Republican, March 7, 1946

Charles Johnson died at his home early Tuesday morning, Feb. 28, following a prolonged illness, at the age of 73.  Born at North Afton [Chenango Co., NY], May 26, 1872, he was a son of Frank and Mary (Benedict) Johnson.  He attended school in Afton until he was 13 when his family moved to Bainbridge.  In 1914, he was united in marriage to Hazel Shofkom.  He worked as a mason with his father and later for Frank Lewis for several years.  For a number of years he was very active in baseball, being very prominent on the pitching staff for Bainbridge and other surrounding towns.  He continued his enthusiasm for this national sport and always attended the games until the town team was disbanded because of World War II.  A veteran of the Spanish-American War, he went overseas with the 1st New York Regiment, Co. H., of Binghamton.  He is survived by his wife, Hazel Johnson; four daughters, Mary Johnson Brewer, of Bainbridge; Grace Johnson Hawkins, of Oneonta; Marion Johnson Mitter, of Bainbridge, and Betty Johnson; two sons, Donald Johnson and LeRoy Johnson, of Bainbridge; a sister, Mrs. Alice Thompson, of Binghamton;  a cousin, Mrs. Grace Boyce, of Norwich; two grandchildren, Ronald and Raymond Brewer, of Bainbridge; and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Fisher's Chapel with the Rev. Norman Lawton officiating.  The body was placed in the vault and interment will take place in the spring in St. Peter's Cemetery [Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY].

Frank C.  McLean
Bainbridge News & Republican, March 7, 1946

Frank C. McLean, 48, of Greene [Chenango Co., NY], died Thursday morning at Binghamton City Hospital.  he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Winifred McLean of Greene; two sons, Frank C. McLean, Jr., and Gordon McLean, both of Greene; a granddaughter, Donna Carol McLean, of Greene; two sisters, Mrs. Clifford Robinson, of North Fenton, and Miss Alta McLean of Endicott.

Ray D. Edson
Bainbridge News & Republican, March 7, 1946

The death of Ray D. Edson occurred on Friday, Feb. 22, at this home at Youngs, town of Sidney [Delaware Co., NY], after an illness of 10 days.  He was 68 years of age.  He is survived by his wife and one son, William Edson, who recently was discharged form the army after service in the Pacific theatre.  Mr. Edson had lived in Sidney and vicinity for about 40 years.

Jennie F. Sturgess
Bainbridge News & Republican, March 7, 1946

Jennie F. Sturgess, 66, of Oxford [Chenango Co., NY], died Sunday morning at her home.  She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Adelia Oldfield, of Guilford; Mrs. Clara Nutter, of Elmira, and Mrs. Alice Johnson, of Mount Upton; two brothers, Charles Sturgess, of Oxford, and Eugene Sturgess, of California. 

Edmund Daugherty
Bainbridge News & Republican, March 7, 1946

Edmund J. Daugherty passed away at his home on Furnace Hill, Guilford [Chenango Co., NY], Sunday morning, Feb. 24, at 10:45 a.m.  Mr. Daugherty met death instantaneously.  He had gone to the basement to attend the furnace. When he did not return, Mrs. Daugherty went down to see why he did not come upstairs and found him gone.  Death was due to heart trouble from which he had suffered constantly for the past four years.  Mr. Daugherty was born at Compton, Pa., on Dec. 5, 1869, the son of Myra (Moyo) and Joseph Daugherty.  He was by trade a trimmer and was employed by the Endicott-Johnson Co.  On July 4, 1890, he was united in marriage to Alice Floyd.  To this union was born two sons and one daughter, Clarence Daugherty, of Carbondale, Pa., Charles Daugherty, of Blakely, Pa., and Mrs. Jerome Revels, of Guilford.  On May 29, 1930, at Vestal, occurred the marriage of Mr. Daugherty and Mrs. Hattie Wentworth, the Rev. Harold Swales officiating.  Their home for the past 14 years has been in Guilford.  Surviving besides the widow and the above mentioned children are one step-daughter, Mrs. Elma Brown, of Johnson City; one brother, Ray L. Daugherty, of Binghamton; one nephew, Joseph Daugherty, of Maine, N.Y.; and six grandchildren.  Mr. Daugherty was one of our most respected citizens.  He was a kindly  neighbor, and always well spoken.  Final rites were held from the Methodist Church, Guilford, Wednesday, at 1:30 p.m., with the Rev. Francis Blake, Episcopal rector at Unadilla, officiating.  The body was placed in the vault at Unadilla [Otsego Co., NY], to await burial in the spring beside his mother in the family plot at Peckville, Pa.  Bearers were Harry Nash, Millard Jarvis, Clinton Burlison and Percy McLagan.  Flowers, beautiful in their profusion, gave evidence of the respect and esteem held for Mr. Daugherty by the people in our community.

Soldier News continued, 1944

Area Veterans of World War II
Bainbridge News & Republican, Dec. 28, 1944

Pfc. Earl Clark, Jr.
Was in the regular Army before the war.  He was in the battle of Tunisia, Sicily, Italy, and D-Day, and is now in the 1st Division in Germany.

Edwin DeLong, R.M. 3/C
In the Navy:  One of the first Bainbridge boys to join the Navy, he is now attached to the Atlantic Fleet.

Alvin Hayes, S.M. 1/C
Veteran Sailor:  Served in the Navy for more than five years with both the Atlantic and Pacific fleets.

Cpl. Robert Knowles
U.S. Marine:  First Bainbridge boy to join the Marines, was trained as a paratrooper, and when the Marine Paratroopers disbanded, he joined the regular ranks and is now serving in the Pacific area.

Robert Rosenstein, Y 1/C
Navy Veteran:  Was a member of the crew of the North Carolina battleship, which took part in plenty of action in the Pacific.

Sgt. Leo Terry
Marine:  In Pacific area, where he has taken part in a number of engagements with the Japs.

Bruce Weeks, B.M. 1/C
Veteran Sailor:  Served in the Navy for more than five years, now with the Pacific Fleet.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Marriages (December 16)

Marriage Notices
Chenango Telegraph, October 21, 1835
WELLS - DONALDSON:  In Butternuts, Otsego county, on Tuesday morning, 13th instant, by the Rev. Mr. Warren, Mr. George Wells, of Preston [Chenango Co., NY], to Miss Frances Donaldson, of the former place.
ROCKWELL - HOLBERT:  In Solon, Cortland county, on Wednesday last, by the Rev. Mr. Johnson, Mr. Thomas Rockwell, of Cincinnatus [Cortland county, NY], to Miss Lucia Holbert, of the former place.
Chenango Telegraph, March 30, 1836
HARDING - PERCIVAL:  At Mount Morris, Livingston county, on Thursday, the 17th inst. by the Rev. C.H. Goodrich, Mr. Hugh Harding, Editor of the Mount Morris Spectator, to Miss Emily M. Percival, formerly of Smyrna, in this county [Chenango Co., NY], all of Mt. Morris.
BOURNE - CARPENTER:  In Pitcher [Chenango Co., NY], on the 24th inst., by the Rev. Luther H. Peck, Mr. Roswell K. Bourne, Principal of the Sylvan Springs High School, to Miss Rosina Maria, daughter of Nathan Carpenter, Esq. all of the same place.
Chenango Telegraph, April 6, 1836
BERRY - GAGE:  In Ithaca, on the 21st ult., by the Rev. Mr. Castle, Mr. Ansel Berry, of this village [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY], to Miss Hannah J. Gage, late of New Hampshire.
MASON - SLADE:  In Preston [Chenango Co., NY], on Sunday last, by the Rev. Mr. Dyer, Doct. Milton Mason to Miss Sophia Slade, all of that town.
Chenango Telegraph, April 20, 1836
FENTON - BIRDSALL:  In Addison, Steuben county, on the 11th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Butts, Mr. William M. Fenton, of Pontiac, Michigan, to Miss Adelaide S. Birdsall, of the former place.  The parties to this union were formerly of this village [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY].
Chenango Telegraph, May 4, 1836
BUSH - BURLINGAME:  In South  New Berlin [Chenango Co., NY], on the 27th ult., by the Rev. P.G. Bridgeman, Mr. Roswell R. Bush, of Guilford [Chenango Co., NY], to Miss Lucyna Burlingame, of the former place.
WELLS - ROOT:  On the 28th ult., Mr. Wait Wells of Cincinnatus, Cortland county, to Miss Polly Root, of Solon.
DeFOREST - PETTENGILL:  At New Lisbon, Otsego Co., on the 20th ult. by the Rev. R.M. Davis of Springfield, Mr. DeLauzon DeForest, of Edmeston [Otsego Co., NY], to Miss Eliza Pettengill, of the former place.

Miscellaneous Items from 1836

Miscellaneous Items from 1836

Accidental Shooting
Accident:  On Friday afternoon last, as one of the canal packet sloops from Philadelphia for New York was laying at anchor near south Amboy, the captian loaded his gun with slugs for the purpose of shooting ducks.  He cocked the gun, and after waiting some time without getting a chance to shoot he uncocked it and placed it in two boxes which were standing on the quarter deck.  He then laid down on the deck, together with a friend, who had accompanied him from Philadelphia, and one of the deck hands, with the muzzle of the gun pointed towards them.  After laying there for about fifteen mintues, the gun went off, and ten of the slugs pierced the cpatain's friend, seven entering his right thigh, and three penetrating his abdomen.  The captain was also shot through the right leg just below the knee, by which the artery was separated.  They were brought ashore to Joseph Kesties, at South Amboy, where medical assitance was procured.  We were unable to learn their names.--N.Y. Gazette  [Chenango Telegraph, June 22, 1836]
Lightning Strikes
We understand that on Saturday morning last, a man named Parks was struck down by lightning in Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY], while standing in his door, and considerably burnt.  He recovered, and is doing well.
On the afternoon of the same day, the house of Mr. Daniel Cook, in the east part of this town [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY], was also struck by lightning ,and the arm of Mrs. C. was slightly burnt by the fluid.  So we hear.  [Chenango Telegraph, June 22, 1836]
Slavery Debate in Congress
House of Representatives:  Monday, Feb. 8:  The House was engaged all day in debating the question touching the abolition of slavery, and, as the result, adopted the resolution offered by Mr. Pickney, of South Carolina, referring all the memorials, praying for the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia, to a select Committee with instructions to report that Congress ought not to interfere in any way with the subject of slavery in the District, as such interference would be "a violation of the public faith, unwise, impolitic, and dangerous to the Union."  [Chenango Telegraph, Feb. 17, 1836]
Bible Distribution
Rev. Richard Williams has been employed as Agent for the Chenango County Bible Society, to visit every family in the county, and supply, by sale or donation, every family destitute of a full copy of the Bible; and every child that can read it, under 16 years of age, who is destitute, with at least a New Testament--where there is a willingness to receive.  He is also to receive subscriptions and donations to the county Society, to enable them to sustain the heavy expense of this great and benevolent work.  The Agent has this day entered upon his arduous work, in this county, having for years been successfully engaged in it in other places.  [Chenango Telegraph, Feb. 3, 1836]

Obituaries (December 16)

Lyman Baldwin - 1836
Lyman Baldwin, son of Mr. Rufus Baldwin, Merchant, of Oxford [Chenango Co., NY], a very intelligent and promising young man, 18 years of age, was drowned in the river on Sunday morning.  We learn that he went into the river with two others, and in endeavoring to cross, not being a swimmer, got into deep water. The body remained in the water about half an hour.  [Chenango Telegraph, June 22, 1836]
Eugene King - about 1873
Eugene King, a young an residing near Bennettsville [Chenango Co., NY], about three miles from Bainbridge, was fatally injured a few days since by falling from a wagon on which he was wrestling.  He was unconscious from the time he struck the ground, and remained in that condition until his death, a few days thereafter.  He was twenty-five years of age. 
The above item appeared in the Binghamton Republican-Times of Wednesday.  The circumstances of how Mr. King came to his death are nearly correct, but happened between five and six years ago.  Treadwell is an old agent for the Times and perhaps when here years gone by, was out sparking "one" of his sweet hearts and while in her embrace wandered off to dream land to enjoy a Rip Van Winkle sleep, and has just awoke.  Surely it is late news.  [Bainbridge Republican, May 9, 1878]
Elizabeth  (Russell) Kenyon - 1904

The death of Mrs. Elizabeth Kenyon from pneumonia occurred at the home of N.M. Congdon Monday afternoon April 25, after an illness of only a few days.  Mrs. Kenyon was born in the town of Smyrna [Chenango Co., NY], September 27, 1846, and was the oldest child of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Russell.  She is survived by one son and one daughter, Henry E. and Minnie M. Kenyon both of this town; also one sister, Mrs. Charles Coleman of this town and two brothers, Adelbert E. who resides on Smyrna hill and Albert Russell of Leon, Iowa.  The Sympathy of many friends is extended to the bereaved relatives who have lost a loving and faithful mother and sister.  Funeral services were held from the home of her son, Henry E. Kenyon Thursday morning and burial was made in the west burial ground at this place [Smyrna, NY] by the side of her husband, Emmett Kenyon, who died fifteen years ago.  [Smyrna Press, May 5, 1904]
Catharine J. (Rider) Knowles - 1904
Nearly fifty years ago, Catharine J. Rider, the adopted daughter of Jarvis M., and Mahetabel Rider, came to their home in DeRuyter, Madison county, N.Y., and for some years her time was divided between farm life and the village school; later the family removed to the town of Otselic [Chenango Co., NY], and from there she attended for a year or more, Oakwood seminary, Cayuga county.  Always social and lively she won many friends wherever she was, and was a very helpful member of the family when at home.  In May 1866 she married Joseph Knowles of this town and began housekeeping in the house with his parents at the old homestead on Smyrna hill, where they continued to live until his death in December 1890.  There were born to them three daughters and a son, two of the former died before their father, the son two years after.  Joseph's father died in 1870 but his mother continued a member of the family until her death in October 1893.  After her mother's death, the last of the household to whom she had given the most tender and faithful care, she left the old home, and having disposed of the farm eight years ago, moved her things to her brother-in-law's James Knowles, and considered that her home for the remainder of her days.  She spent some time nursing those in this locality, then went to Maine for a year or more as matron for Hannah J. Battey national W.C.T.U. lecturer on peace.  She then went to New Jersey for some two years, a part of the time at Atlantic City to nurse an aged friend and relative.  Feeling called to the gospel ministry she spent a year as pastor at Perry City, Schuyler county and nearly two years at West Laurens, Otsego county, after which she was called to Unadilla, and was serving there when taken sick in the summer of 1903, coming to her sister's Mrs. Augustus Knott, at Oxford, the only remaining member of her immediate family.  She was under the physician's care for several weeks.  On partial recovery she returned home, and for a few Sabbaths was able to attend the day service at Upperville. About the last of October she went to her daughter's, Mrs. Priscilla Smith, and as her strength failed and cough continued, she remained indoors for the winter, and as consumption developed she gradually failed until her death on the evening of April 25, 1904,in her 57th year.  The funeral from the residence of H.P. Smith on the 29th was largely attended by relatives and friends from far and near. The services were conducted by J. Wm. Peckham, pastor at Upperville, assisted by Seneca Stevens of Brookfield and W.D. Eddy, pastor of the Congregational church at Smyrna, and also a quartette of singers.  Her father, a minister of Friends, she early in life joined them, and continued an earnest and active lover of the society, and an able assistant of her husband, who was for years, pastor of his own meeting, and an active worker outside of it.  Her abiding faith and cheerful spirit sustained her through the many trials and bereavements of her life; so that with a face wreathed in smiles and a heart of sunshine she was able to bring to many sad hearts, joy and gladness; winning hosts of friends both near and distant who will hear of her departure with sadness.  With patience and cheerfulness she waited the summons to join the greater hosts above; may it be ours to meet her there.  [Smyrna Press, May 5, 1904]
Death Notices
Chenango Telegraph, February 17, 1836
MONGER:  In Lebanon, Madison co., on the 23d ult. Mrs. Semanthe Monger, aged 33 years, and daughter of Israel Farrell deceased, late of Sherburne.
Chenango Telegraph, April 20, 1836
GUERNSEY:  In Oxford [Chenango Co., NY], on the 9th inst., Mr. Samuel Guernsey, brother of P.B. Guernsey, Esq., of this village, aged 59 years.  A correspondent of the Oxford Republican pays the following brief and just tribute to the memory of Mr. Guernsey:  "He had been an inhabitant of Oxford nearly 40 years, and was one of our most respectable and worthy citizens.  A man of industry, he reaped its rewards in the happy abundance that surrounded him:--A man of integrity and honor, he enjoyed the confidence of a large circle of acquaintance and friends:-- A man of strict morality and virtue, he commanded and enjoyed the respect of all. Above all he was a Christian."
LOBDELL:  In Oxford [Chenango Co., NY], on the 9th inst., Abijah Lobdell, Esq., in the 47th year of his age.
Chenango Telegraph,  May 4, 1836
FARGO:  In Sherburne, on the 28th ult., Mr. Harry N. Fargo, aged 49 years.  Mr. F. was postmaster of Sherburne [Chenango Co., NY].
Chenango Telegraph, May 11, 1836
HOPKINS:  In this town, on the 1st inst. Mrs. Anna Hopkins, consort of George Hopkins deceased, formerly of Plainfield, Conn., in the 86th year of her age.  Mrs. H. was mother to Frederick and Samuel Hopkins, Esqrs. of this town--she was an amiable and an excellent woman.
BROOKS:  In this village, on Sunday morning last, after a short but distressing illness, Mrs. Betsey, wife of Otis R. Brooks, aged 25 years. Editors of papers in Otsego county, at Lockport, and at Pittsfield, Mass., are requested to insert this notice.
Bainbridge Republican May 9, 1878
EATON:  A little daughter of Frank Eaton of Albany, engineer on the A.&S.S.R.R. was interred in the cemetery at this place [Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY] on Tuesday.

Soldier News continued, 1944

Pfc. Clifford Sherman Survives Plane Crash
Bainbridge News & Republican, December 21, 1944

Pfc. Clifford Sherman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Sherman, of R.D.2, Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY], is one of the survivors of a plane crash in which the pilot was instantly killed.  Private Sherman is with a cargo unit which carries supplies by air from England to France.
Lt. Col. James Commings Awarded Bronze Star
Bainbridge News & Republican, December 21, 1944
Lt. Col. James H. Comings, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Comings, of Coventry [Chenango Co., NY], and graduate of the Afton High School, recently received the Bronze Star Medal for "meritorious service in connection with military operations against the enemy from Nov. 8 to Nov. 20, 1944, in France."  Col. Comings is with General Patton's 3rd Army.
Pfc. Howard Foster Wounded in Action
Bainbridge News & Republican, December 21, 1944
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Foster received a telegram form the War Department Sunday stating that their son, Pfc. Howard Foster, had been wounded Nov. 29 in Germany, while serving with the 26th Infantry.  On Monday, Mr. and Mrs. Foster received a letter from a chaplain reporting that Howard had his right arm in a cast and was confined to a hospital in Belgium.
Pfc. Ernest Meade is Prisoner of Germans
Bainbridge News & Republican, December 21, 1944
Pfc. Ernest E. Meade is a prisoner of war in Germany according to a telegram received from the War Department by his mother, Mrs. Ruth Meade, last Thursday night about 11 o'clock.  Private Meade, of the Airborne Infantry, was reported missing in action Sept. 25, in Holland, and no word had been received concerning his whereabouts until the telegram arrived.  Private Meade was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received June 14, in France.
Ove Munk in Training at Submarine School
Bainbridge News & Republican, December 21, 1944
Ove T. Munk, 30, fireman 1c, R.D.3, Bainbridge, N.Y. [Chenango Co.[, basic training at the Submarine School, Submarine Base, New London, Connecticut, for duty with our growing fleet of underseas fighters.  Fireman Munk will be entitled to wear the twin dolphin insignia of the Submarine Service after further experience aboard a submarine during which he must demonstrate to his commanding officer that he is fully qualified to carry out the duties of his rate. The insignia is regarded as a mark of distinction throughout the Navy.  Munk was graduated in '32 from Bainbridge Central High, joined the Navy last March and went to Sampson, N.Y. for recruit training.  The Submarine School, the only one of its kind conducted by the Navy, is attended by a picked group of men who must pass special physical, mental and psychological tests. The school work takes place not only in classrooms and laboratories, but also in numerous training submarines in which students master the actual techniques of operating the powerful fighting craft.  Many students at Submarine School already have seen battle as members of surface ship crews before volunteering for submarine duty.
Pfc. Daniel Kirk Dies of Wounds
Bainbridge News & Republican, December 21, 1944
Army Pfc. Daniel M. Kirk, 19, of East Windsor [Broome Co., NY], who was badly wounded during the Allied invasion of Normandy, died Friday in the Rhoades General Hospital, Utica.  The funeral was held Monday in the Pilgrim Holiness Church of East Windsor with burial in the East Windsor cemetery.  Private Kirk, whose brother, James J. Kirk, is with the Army in Belgium, is the fourth Windsor boy to give his life in World War II.  Entering service Apr. 2, 1943, Private Kirk received training in four Army camps here before being shipped to Ireland Apr. 5, this year.  He was stationed in England before he was sent to France.  He participated in several campaigns and was reported shot through the stomach by machine-gun fire.  Operated on in England, he was returned to the United States Oct. 8.  Admitted to the Army hospital on Staten Island, Private Kirk was removed to the Utica hospital Oct. 13.  He spent Dec. 7, 8 and 9 at his home and then returned to the Army hospital.  Army officials attributed death to acute fulminating hepatitis.  Private Kirk was the son of John and the late Gertrude D. Kirk, of East Windsor.  Mr. Kirk is a retired railroad man and farmer.  Survivors in addition to the father and the brother include a sister, Emma, and another, brother, John, all of East Windsor.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Obituaries (December 15)

Seymour Sprague - 1936

Seymour Sprague, 70 years of age, was found burned to death in his home in Afton [Chenango Co., NY], Dec. 8.  The body was found on the floor of his bedroom after firemen had extinguished a fire which had apparently started from a defective chimney.  Firemen were unable to reach Mr. Sprague's quarters with ladders because of the icy condition of the lawn and roof.  It was not until the fire, which started about 8 o'clock in the morning was under control an hour later, that the body was found.  It was lying near a door leading from his second-floor bedroom into the hall, and it is believed that the fire was started in his room.  Mr. Sprague, who was deaf, did odd jobs around the village until recent years.  He never married and is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Wheeler Hunt of Schenectady, Mrs. Ethel Myer of Binghamton, and a sister in New York and a brother in Shavertown.  [1936]
William Phelps - 1936
William Phelps died Saturday morning in his home in Afton [Chenango Co., NY] on his 79th birthday.  He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Mary Haynes, four nephews, Frank W. and Harry P. Haynes of Susquehanna, Pa., Rev. O. Phelps of Syracuse and H. Frank Phelps of Albany.  He was the son of the late Myron Phelps and Emily Webster Phelps.  He was a member of Afton Lodge F.&A.M. 360, Royal Arch Chapter, O.E.S., was president of the Afton Fair Association and past director of the First National Bank of Afton.  The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at his home in Afton.  The Rev. Clifford E. Webb will officiate.  Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Windsor [Broome Co., NY], Afton Lodge 360 F.&A.M. will have charge of the service at the grave,.  Arrangements by Tabor Funeral Home, Afton.  [Dec. 26, 1936]
Arvine D. Loomis - 1936
Arvine D. Loomis passed away on December 22nd, at the Odd Fellows' Home, Ithaca, where he had been staying since May, 1934.  He had been in poor health for some time.  Mr. Loomis was born in the town of Afton [Chenango Co., NY], May 22, 1862, the son of Aaron and Mary J. Loomis.  Practically his entire life had been spent in this vicinity where he had followed the occupation of a farmer and also was employed at local factories.  He was a member and past noble grand of Bainbridge Lodge, no. 920, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and in former years had been very active in lodge affairs.  Surviving is his wife to whom he was united in marriage in December, 1893.  Other survivors include several nephews and nieces.  The funeral was held Sunday, December 27th, at the chapel of Colwell Brothers' West Main street, with the Rev. M. DeForest Lowen, pastor of the Baptist Church, officiating.  Interment was made in Greenlawn Cemetery [Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY], where officers and members of Bainbridge Lodge of Odd Fellows conducted the committal ceremonies.  [1936]
Sarah A. Shapley - 1936
Mrs. Sarah A. Shapley passed away Friday, Dec. 18 [1936], at the home of her son, Ross Shapley, Union Valley [Chenango Co., NY], death resulting from a heart attack following an illness of several weeks, which had confined her to the bed.  Mrs. Shapley was born in the town of Coventry [Chenango Co., NY] on Dec. 28, 1860, the daughter of Charles and Elvira Landers Lyon.  At the age of sixteen she was united in marriage with Keeler Edward Shapley, of Oxford [Chenango Co., NY], and moved there, where  she resided until three years ago when she moved to Union Valley with her son, Ross.  Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. May Hinman, and two sons, Ross and Ernest Shapley; also a sister, Mrs. Carrie Parker, of this village.  The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at Colwell Brothers' funeral chapel, West Main street, with the Rev. Bump, of Guilford Center, officiating, followed by interment at West Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY].
Minnie (Petley) Bliss - 1936
Mrs. Minnie Bliss, 67 years of age, and a life-long resident of this village, passed away at her home in Bixby street [Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY], Friday, December 18th [1936], after being ill for about seven days.  The cause of death was pneumonia.  The funeral was held Monday afternoon, December 21st, from the Colwell Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. George N. Underwood, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church of this village, officiating.  Interment was in Greenlawn Cemetery [Bainbridge, NY].  Mrs. Bliss was born Nov. 30, 1869, in this village, the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Hamilton Petley.  She was united in marriage to George Bliss, who passed away about 20 years ago.  Surviving are:  two daughters, Miss Pearl Bliss and Mrs. Roland James; two sons, Howard Bliss and Bert Bliss; four sisters, Mrs. George Frank, of Yaleville, Mrs. Nancy Blincoe, of Guilford, Mrs. William Northrup and Mrs. Alfred Albrecht; and three brothers, Bert Petley, John Petley, of Rockdale, and Henry Petley.
Albert Hadsel Sheldon - 1936
Albert Hadsel Sheldon, 58 years of age, passed away at his home near North Afton [Chenango Co., NY] Sunday, November 29th [1936].  Mrs. Sheldon was awakened about 3 o'clock in the morning by his peculiar breathing.  She tried to rouse him, but failed. Dr. Danforth was summoned and later Coroner Meacham of Greene was notified.  He pronounced his death was due to a heart attack.  Mr. Sheldon was born June 20, 1878 in Rupert, Vt.  Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon had resided near North Afton since February, 1934, having moved there from the Eldred farm on the east side, where Mr. Sheldon had been employed for about 5 years.  The funeral was held in the Colwell chapel Dec. 1st with burial in the Afton Cemetery.  Rev. G.H. Orivs officiated.  Surviving besides his wife are three children, Marie, Loren and Albert.

Soldier News continued, 1944

Corp. Frank Nolf Killed in Action
Bainbridge News & Republican, December 14, 1944

Corporal Frank R. Nolf, who was reported missing recently is announced to have passed away Nov. 5, in the Asiatic area, according to a communication received by his father, Roland C. Nolf, of Franklin [Delaware Co., NY].  Corporal Nolf was well known at Franklin and leaves a host of friends who sincerely join the family in mourning his passing.  Corporal Nolf, who was 22, was born at Rockport, Mass., and came to Franklin Central School in 1940.  After he left school he worked for the Corn Exchange Bank in New York.  He entered the service at Harlingen, Tex., and went to India in June, 1944.  He was tail gunner on a bomber.
Pvt. Ray Myers Killed in Action
Bainbridge News & Republican, December 14, 1944
After seeing action as a light machine gunner in the infantry in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany, Pvt. Ray E. Myers, 20-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Myers, Norwich, was killed in action in Germany Nov. 23, according to a war department message to his parents.  Private Myers was graduated from Norwich high School in 1941 and was called as a member of the enlisted reserve corps Feb. 27, 1943.  Previous to his entrance in the armed forces he was employed by the Victory Chain Co. of Norwich and the Lane Construction Co.
Dean Holmes Injured
Bainbridge News & Republican, December 14, 1944
Dean Holmes, or Lanesboro Pa., is in an Army hospital, recovering from serious injuries sustained in an accident on shipboard.  In a letter to his parents, he wrote of his accident.  While at sea a high wave struck the boat, throwing those on board off their feet, he said.  Mr. Holmes was hurled against the side of the ship, suffering a fracture of the skull and a double fracture of one leg.
Corp. Lester Dickerson Wounded in Action
Bainbridge News & Republican, December 14, 1944
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dickerson, of St. John street, Walton [Delaware Co., NY], formerly of Sidney Center, received a message from the War Department Thursday that their son, Corporal Lester E. Dickerson, was seriously wounded in action in Germany on Nov. 19.  He was with the 175th Infantry, 29th Division, and was wounded June 9 during the invasion of Normandy but was out of the lines only four days.  On Aug. 2 he was again wounded.
Pfc. Robert Field Missing in Action
Bainbridge News & Republican, December 14, 1944
Private First Class Robert L. Field, former music instructor in the Delhi Central School, is reported missing in action in Holland.  His wife, the former Dorothy Green, of Delhi [Delaware Co., NY], received the message from the War Department Thursday, Dec. 7.  Private Field was inducted into the army in June, 1941, after two years of outstanding success as instrumental instructor and band leader at the Delhi school, producing two bands in those years.
Gordon Williams Killed in Action
Bainbridge News & Republican, December 14, 1944
Gordon Williams, of Norwich [Chenango Co., NY], was killed in action on the Island of Leyte in the Philippines on Oct. 29, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry C. Williams, have been notified.  He was 24 years of age.
Lt. Arthur von Berg Killed in Plane Crash
Bainbridge News & Republican, December 14, 1944
Lieutenant Arthur E. von Berg was killed Oct. 29 in a plane accident at Marseilles, France.  He was 34, son of Arthur von Berg of R.D.1, Maryland, Otsego County.  His wife lives in New York City.
Tech. Sgt. Harold McIntyre killed in Action
Bainbridge News & Republican, December 14, 1944
Reported missing in action a week ago, Tech. Sergt. Harold McIntyre, son of Mr. and Mrs. Winfield McIntyre, Norwich [Chenango Co., NY], Tuesday was reported as killed in action in France Nov. 2.
Staff Sgt. Earl McMullen Awarded Bronze Star
Bainbridge News & Republican, December 14, 1944
Staff Sergeant Earl F. McMullen has been awarded the Bronze Star medal.  According to the citation, "for exceptional meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding service as a crew chief in his squadron February, 1944, to September, 1944.  During this period the airplane S.-Sgt. McMullen was crew chief, flew a total of 140 missions.  This outstanding record was achieved in spite of the fact that after Staff Sgt. McMullen worked during a blackout with only a flashlight and under enemy air attack and shell fire.  The record achieved by Sgt. McMullen is a credit to himself and his organization in keeping with the highest traditions of the Army Air Corps.  Staff Sgt. McMullen was employed at the American Plastics Corp. before entering the service.