Saturday, January 31, 2015

Miscellaneous Items from Bainbridge NY - 1946

Patrick C. Ryan Completes Course
Bainbridge News & Republican, October 3, 1946
Patrick C. Ryan

Patrick C. Ryan, 5 South Main street, Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY], has completed a course in Practical and Theoretical Radio and Television and has been awarded a diploma by the National Radio Institute of Washington, D.C.  He finished the course of technical studies with creditable grades and is to be congratulated upon his achievement.
Alden H. Wakeman Appointed Director of Research
Bainbridge News & Republican, October 10, 1946
Alden H. Wakeman

According to a recent announcement by G.E. Wallis, president and general manager of The Creamery Package Mfg. Company, Chicago, Alden H. Wakeman has been advanced to Director of Research.  Mr. Wakeman was born at Johnson City [Broome Co., NY].  He graduated with a B.S. degree from Cornell University where he specialized in Dairy Technology, and assisted in Dairy Manufactures instruction.  Mr. Wakeman is exceptionally well qualified for his new position having both practical and technical experience in the industry,.  He was raised on a diary farm in the heart of New York state's great dairy belt.  He worked in the processing department of General Ice Cream Corporation's Syracuse plant, and also in the Research Laboratories of the Borden Company at Bainbridge.  Mr. Wakeman's ten-year record with Creamery Package not only includes research engineering where he specialized on CP Continuous Freezers and CP Full-Flo Plate Equipment but also field work as a sales engineer with the firm's Chicago branch and several years in the headquarters Sales Service division.  He is married and has two children.  Mr. Wakeman is the youngest son of  Mrs. Nellie Wakeman, of 86 North Main St., Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY].

Bainbridge Central Faculty - 1946/7
Bainbridge News & Republican, September 26, 1946

Francis J. Casey--------------------------------principal
Phyllis  H. Palmer-------------------------kindergarten
Anna C. Naylor---------------------------------1st grade
Grace L. Hager----------------------------------1st grade
Kathryn Friery (Mrs.)-------------------------2nd grade
Mary Elizabeth Finch-------------------------2nd grade
Genevea F. Plosky (Mrs.)---------------------3rd grade
Margaret McDougall--------------------------3rd grade
Louise Weeks (Mrs.)--------------------------4th grade
Louise Nelson (Mrs.)--------------------------4th grade
Ruth B. Day (Mrs.)-----------------------------5th grade
Gertrude Stiles (Mrs.)---------------------------5th grade
Lulu M. Jones (Mrs).---------------------------6th grade
Mary Homkey------------------------------------6th grade
Margaret Cheesbro (Mrs.)------------junior high school
Virginia Butler (Mrs.)-----------------junior high school
Robert Hughston-----------------------junior high school
Allen Black-------------------------------------commercial
Marion C. Benjamin (Mrs.)----------------------librarian
Shirley E. Banta (Mrs.)-------------------------languages
George H. Vicary-----------------------------------English
Mabel W. Smith-------------------------------------science
Kenneth W. Elmore--------------------------mathematics
Vivian A. Marion------------------------------------history
Marion B. Rostad (Mrs.)--------------------------------art
Orris L. Coe---------------------------------industrial arts
Dorothy L. Corbin (Mrs.)-------------------homemaking
Helen E. Baldwin (Mrs.)------------------------dramatics
Lillian E. Nicholson (Mrs.)-----------------music (voice)
Ralph D.Corbin-----------------------------------------band
J. Kenneth Hollister--------------------------------orchestra
Emil H. Best-----------------------------Physical education
Lurline Gilbert---------------------------physical education
Myrtle M. Pagett-----------------------------------------nurse

Obituaries (January 31)

Anna Belle Wasson
Bainbridge News & Republican, September 26, 1946

Anna Belle Wasson, 87, of Nineveh [Broome Co., NY], died Friday morning at the Afton Hospital.  She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Leo Bixley, a son, Arthur, both of Nineveh; three grandchildren, Stanley, of Harpursville, Mrs. Richard Reed, of Cortland, and Mrs. Frederick Burch, foo Minoa; and six great-grandchildren.  The funeral was held at the Presbyterian Church, Nineveh, on Sunday afternoon, the Rev. M.H. Patton officiating.  Burial was in Nineveh Cemetery.
William H. Everett
Bainbridge news & Republican, September 26, 1946
William H. Everett, 81, of Harpursville [Broome Co., NY], died Friday night at the Afton Hospital.  He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Arthur Fowler, of Nineveh Junction, and Mrs. George Baker, of Harpursville; two step-sons, Harold Warner, of Deposit, and Almon Warner, of Syracuse; two step-daughters, Mrs. Walter Ireland, of Hallstead, Pa., and Mrs. Emory Shaver, of Harpursville; three brothers, Charles Everett, of Johnson City, and Albert and Arthur Everett, of Binghamton; one sister, Mrs. Thomas Haight, of Binghamton; 13 grandchildren, two great grandchildren.  The body was removed to the Harry G. Kark Funeral Home, Harpursville, where the funeral was held Tuesday afternoon the Rev. Charles J. Sabin officiating.  Burial was in the Nineveh Cemetery [Broome Co., NY].
Dr. Frederick Newton Winans
Bainbridge News & Republican, September 26, 1946
Franklin [Delaware Co., NY]:  The patriarch of Delaware County's medical profession, Dr. Frederick Newton Winans, 95, this village is dead.   Dr. Winans, whose medical career started in the "horse and buggy" days, and on the back of sturdy saddlers that carried him over dim trails, had practiced medicine for more than 70 years.  During the last 53 years of his life he lived in the stately old frame house on Main street where he died at 11 a.m. Saturday.  He retired from practice of his profession two years ago and had been in ill health for more than a year.  This community, in appreciation of myriad services which Dr. Winans had faithfully performed throughout the years last Spring paid him special tribute on the occasion of his 95th birthday, May 28.  Scores of former patients called to pay felicitation, and many others sent communications, flowers, and tokens of the occasion.  This community, and in fact a wide area in Delaware and adjoining Otsego Counties, will bow in final tribute to Dr. Winans when funeral services are held for the "Grand Old Man of Medicine" Tuesday afternoon in the Congregational Baptist church. The Rev. Robert I. Howland, pastor, will officiate. Dr. Winans will be laid at rest in Quleout Cemetery, beside Walton-Oneonta highway over which he traveled so extensively in covering his practice.  Dr. Winans was born May 28, 1851, in Stamford, Dutchess County, the son of the Rev. William S. and Susan (Barringer) Winans.  His father later served as pastor of the Franklin Methodist Church from 1870 to 1871.  Dr. Winans was graduated from Andes Collegiate Institute in 1868, from Fergusonville Academy the following year, took lecture courses at Albany Medical College and finally took his doctorate at Columbia University's College of Medicine.  In 1874, at Cobleskill, Dr. Winans, then a stalwart youth with professional beard and professional bearing, launched upon what was destined to become one of the greatest medical careers in this state.  A year after starting practice at Cobleskill Dr. Winans transferred to Gilbertsville.  Eighteen years later he moved to Franklin, becoming partner of Dr. Edward Edgerton and assuming the entire practice of their office after Dr. Edgerton's death.  Many times in earlier days Dr. Winans treated nearly 100 cases a day.  At one time 60 homes in Franklin Village alone had one or more members stricken.  In World War I, when his only peer in the medical profession in Franklin enlisted in the armed forces, Dr. Winans battled in the first influenza epidemic.  For several years he was town health officer here. He was also a member of the Otsego County, Delaware county and New York State medical Societies.
Fred S. Marble
Bainbridge news & Republican, October 3, 1946
Fred S. Marble, 78, of Sidney [Delaware Co., NY], died at the Sidney Hospital Tuesday night after being a patient there for 10 weeks.  He was born at Masonville [Delaware Co., NY] July 18, 1873, the son of Milo and Eliza (Health) Marble.  He had lived in Sidney for more than 50 years and had worked for several years as a fireman at the Creosote Plant in Bainbridge.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sylvia P. (Wilber) Marble; a son, Bertram, of Bainbridge; a brother, Benjamin, of Mount Vision; a sister, Mrs. Delia Eldred, of Mount Vision, and two grandchildren.  The funeral was held Friday at Carr and Landers funeral Home, with the Rev. William Payne, pastor of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, officiated.  Burial in Prospect Hill Cemetery [Sidney, NY].
John C. Golon
Bainbridge News & Republican, October 3, 1946
John C. Golon liked to play football so well that he met with other boys in his neighborhood and played during the summer on the old school grounds at Hobart [Delaware Co., NY] to keep in trim for the 1946 season at South Kortright Central.  Late Monday afternoon, the 17-year-old center on the first string told his teammates bowed in a huddle during the last minutes of a practice game with Fleishmanns that he didn't feel well, didn't think he could play any more.  Less than an hour later he was dead.  The sophomore at South Kortright Central had made a hard tackle in the preceding play, came out of it slightly dizzy. As the signals came and they were about to go up to the line he spoke of his dizziness.  Richard Reed of Roxbury, in his first year of coaching at south Kortright, a veteran of two and a half years of Pacific fighting, assisted the boy from the field to the sidelines where he collapsed.  He never regained consciousness and died at 6:11 Monday evening.  Dr. F. Dickson Brown of Hobart told school authorities that the boy had been struck in just the right place during the tackle to bring death.  He suffered an intracranial hemorrhage.
John Reardon
Bainbridge News & Republican, October 3, 1946
John Reardon, 75, died Friday morning at the Barnes Memorial Hospital, Susquehanna [PA].  He is survived by his wife, Mary, of Susquehanna; two daughters, Mrs. Charles Savory and Mrs. Joseph Chapman, both of Binghamton; two sons, Mark, of Susquehanna and John, of Hornell.
Viola Eggleston Smith
Bainbridge News & Republican, October 3, 1946
Mrs. Viola Eggleston Smith, wife of the late Stephen D. Smith, died Sept. 24 at her home, Bixby street [Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY], after an illness of a few weeks.  Born Jan. 28, 1871, in Tompkins, she was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. lewis Eggleston. Thirty-four years ago, she moved to Bainbridge from Masonville.  She is survived by seven sons, Lewis M., Lynn J., Clair M., all of Bainbridge; Leslie, of Coventry; Harry S., Reno G., and Raymond, all of Bainbridge; five sisters, Mrs. Emma Evans, Mrs. Agnes Jones, Mrs. Henry Seymour, Mrs. O.A. Peck, all of Bainbridge, and Mrs. Lewis Evans, of Norwich; and a number of grandchildren.  Services were held from her home Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. Harry E. Brooks officiating.  Bearers were four grandsons, Harry Smith, William Smith, Clifford Smith and Stanley Smith.  Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery  [Bainbridge, NY].

Marriages (January 31)

Mr. & Mrs. George Austin
Bainbridge News & Republican, September 26, 1946
Mr. and Mrs. George Austin celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Monday, Sept. 16, with "open house" at their home on High street, Afton [Chenango Co., NY], the occasion being sponsored by their two sons and their wives, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Austin and Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Austin.  Mr. and Mrs. Austin received congratulations from over 100 guests who called during the afternoon and evening.  Mrs. Austin who was attired in a wine colored velvet dress, carried a shower bouquet of yellow roses tied with tulle and bearing the dates in gold letters, the gift of their good neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. Merwyn Fenner.  Autumn flowers were used in profusion throughout the rooms and refreshments were served from a beautifully appointed table in the dining room.  A center piece of yellow roses flanked by yellow tapers graced the center of the table.   The honored couple received many beautiful gifts, also a purse of money and 70 beautiful cards, telegrams and long distance phone calls from friends who could not be present.
Getter - Porter
Bainbridge News & Republican, October 3, 1946
Mr. and Mrs. Millard G. Porter, of 40 Riverside Dr., Sidney [Delaware Co., NY], have announced the betrothal of their daughter, Anna, to Laurence Getter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph W. Getter, of Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY].  A fall wedding is planned.
White - Islicker
Bainbridge News & Republican, October 3, 1946
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Islicker, of Guilford [Chenango Co., NY], announce the engagement of their daughter, Betty Alice, to Frederick White, son of Mr. and Mrs. William White, Norwich [Chenango Co., NY].  Miss Islicker is a graduate of Guilford Central School and is now employed at the Victory Chain office, Norwich.  Mr. White attended South New Berlin School and is employed at the family farm.  No date has been set for the wedding.
Wood - Frank & Tyrell - Orr
Bainbridge News & Republican, October 3, 1946
The engagement of two Walton [Delaware Co., NY] girls, the misses Ellen Mae Frank and Doris Eleanor Orr, have been announced by the parents of the brides-to-be. 
Miss Frank, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William S. Frank, is to wed R. Eugene Wood, son of Mrs. Mae Wood, of Hamilton [Madison Co., NY].  Miss Frank, a graduate of Walton High School, class of 1945, and of the Royal Academy of Cosmeticians in Albany, is employed in Hamilton. 
Miss Orr, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Orr will be wed to Arthur R. Tyrell, son of Mr. and Mrs. F.W. Tyrell, of Delhi [Delaware Co., NY].  Miss Orr is also a graduate of the Walton High School, class of 1945, and is employed in Walton.
Mr. & Mrs. Burton J. Holladay
Bainbridge News & Republican, October 3, 1946
Mr. and Mrs. Burton J. Holladay, of Sanitaria Springs [Broome Co., NY], will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 3 at a reception in their home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m.  Mr. Holladay, 71, retired carpenter, and Mrs. Holladay, 66, have two sons, three daughters, and one granddaughter.  The couple was married Oct. 3, 1896, in Bainbridge on Mr. Holladay's 21st birthday.
Rev. & Mrs. George Underwood
Bainbridge News & Republican, October 3, 1946
Miss Ruth Underwood entertained in honor of the 50th wedding anniversary of her parents, the Rev. and Mrs. George Underwood, at the Methodist parsonage in McClure, Sept. 23.  The house was so filled with flowers brought by friends that it was like a flower garden.  Guests came all during the afternoon and evening.  They found Mr. and Mrs. Underwood as gracious and kindly as they had known them when Mr. Underwood was pastor of various churches in Wyoming Conference.  At 8 o'clock they were invited to go to the church next door.  As Mr. and Mrs. Underwood entered, a wedding march was played by Mr. Halliwell, of McClure.  There were several selections played by the orchestra; a reading by Mrs. Stilson; vocal trio by Charles Colwell, A.C. Wilcox and Ted Hamlin; solos by Mrs. Snell, and Mr. Halliwell and Cecile Hamlin sang "Silver Threads Among the Gold,"  during which George Underwood, son of the Rev. and Mrs. Underwood, played the violin.  The Rev. Mr. Snell, of Deposit, gave a brief talk after which he presented Mr. and Mrs. Underwood with a gift from the three churches of which Miss Ruth Underwood is the minister.  The package containing the gift was very small but contained two $50 bills.  Mr. Underwood in response, thanked them for their gift and in reminiscence told of their 50 years together in the work of their chosen church, the keynote of his talk being "Together"--what good things can be accomplished if people will work together in the home, the church, the community or the world at large.  The guests returned to the house where refreshments were served, during which time there was violin and piano music played by George and Ruth Underwood.  Thirty people from Bainbridge were present and many others came from Endicott, Binghamton, Otego, Norwich, Gibson, Jackson and Honesdale to pay honor to the Rev. and Mrs. Underwood whom they have remembered with friendliness and esteem all through the years.

Friday, January 30, 2015

West Bainbridge Temperance Society - 1830

Establishment of West Bainbridge Temperance Society
Antimasonic Telegraph, March 17, 1830
At a meeting of the inhabitants of West Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY], held on the 24th Feb., 1830, to take into consideration the subject of forming a Temperance Society, Edward L. Hyde, esq. was called to the chair--Thomas Newton, secretary.
After a number of suitable and appropriate addresses and remarks by sundry persons, the following resolution was passed:
Resolved, That it is expedient to form a temperance society in this place, to be called the West Bainbridge Temperance Society, auxiliary to the Chenango County Temperance Society.
A constitution of said society was then adopted, to which forty-two persons annexed their names as members, from
     Asa Dutton, president
     Edward L. Hyde, Vice President
     Elisha P. Willcox, Secretary
        Squire Newton
        Cyrus Chace
        Butler Stowell
        Charles Lyon, 2d
Resolved, that the time and place of the annual meetings of said society be at the meeting house in West Bainbridge on the 4th of July in each year.
Meeting closed, as it was opened, by prayer.
In consequence of the inclemency of the weather at the time of the first meeting, many interested in the advancement of the cause of temperance were prevented from attending.  A second meeting was therefore called and held at the school house on the turnpike in West Bainbridge on the 9th inst., which was very numerously attended.
Elder Parker, of Coventry, delivered a written address, the excellence of which we cannot describe to do justice to its author. It is hoped that it will be given to the public.
Wm. S. Sayre, esq. of Bainbridge village, also addressed the meeting, whose sentiments did much credit to his head and his heart, and commanded the deep and undivided attention of all present.
The following persons were appointed additional managers of the society:  James Ireland, James Fosbury and Amos Pearsoll.  At this meeting the members of the society were increased to 107.  This society is formed on the principle of entire abstinence, and is composed of all ages and conditions, and of both sexes.  Females are actively associated with their husbands, fathers and brothers, and exert a very salutary influence in carrying on the reformation.
The young class of people are enlisted with a laudable zeal in this great and good cause, and none are more ready to organize and put forth their efforts in the all important work.  Thus has commenced, under encouraging prospects, a society which, with continued and increasing efforts, promises great good.
The meeting adjourned to the 24th of March, at the same place.

Obituaries (January 30)

Edson S. Drake
Utica Saturday Globe, August 12, 1905

Edson S. Drake
Death of a Well-known Former Norwich Contractor and Builder

Norwich [Chenango Co., NY]:  After an illness of three months' duration, Edson S. Drake died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George W. Drake, on Sheldon street, Friday morning of last week.  A week earlier he was brought here from his home in Schenectady and failed gradually until his death.  Four years ago he suffered an attack of typhoid fever, from the effects of which he never fully recovered.  Deceased was born 36 years ago at Montrose, Pa.  He came to Norwich 23 years ago, residing here until 1898.

Lucy Randall
Antimasonic Telegraph, May 19, 1830

In this town [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY] on Saturday morning, the 15th inst. Mrs. Lucy Randall, wife of Mr. Samuel W. Randall, of this village, aged 25 years.  In the death of this amiable young lady, we are forcibly reminded of the uncertainty of life.  Scarcely six months have passed since she was led, by her now bereaved husband to the hymenial altar, with an unclouded prospect before her, anticipating all the comfort and happiness that would naturally result form the nearest and dearest connexion on earth.  But she is now no more!  She sleeps the sleep of death!  That connexion is now severed--is dissolved forever!  We sincerely sympathize with the very extensive circle of relatives and particularly with the afflicted husband.  Their loss is irreparable.

Willard Wetherby
Antimasonic Telegraph, June 9, 1830

We understand that Willard Wetherby, an industrious and reputable young man of Guilford [Chenango Co., NY], aged 22, was found, on Sunday the 30th ult. drowned in a mill-pond in Addison, Steuben country, whither he went to labour about a year since.   Mr. Wetherby, as our informant states, had been unwell some time--dreamed the night before his body was found that he was, or was to be, drowned in the pond, and related this circumstance in the morning.  From the circumstances, it is more than probable that a derangement of mind, occasioned by sickness, was the cause of his death.  He was expected home this week by his friends and relatives in Guilford; but instead of rejoicing in his return, they are now mourning his loss.

Maria Merchant
Bainbridge Republican, October 24, 1878

Died, in Guilford, N.Y. [Chenango Co.], Oct. 18, 1878, Mrs. Maria Merchant, widow of the late Niam Merchant, aged 77 years.  The death of this estimable lady deserves more than a passing notice.  Her parents moved from Danbury, Conn., to Guilford in 1800.  She was born in 1801, being the first child born in this place.  Her parents occupied the house where the hotel now stands so that her whole life was spent in sight of her birth place.  She was intimately acquainted with all the affairs and events of interest in town, and had lived to see nearly all the friends of her youth passed away.  She with her husband were among the first and earliest supporters of Christ's Church.  In her death the Church has lost a zealous and active worker, society a charitable friend, and her family a devoted Christian mother.  Although an invalid for months, she retained her faculties to the last.  The loving care bestowed by her children attested well what she was to them.  Her funeral was attended from her late residence on Sunday last by her many friends and acquaintances, and as she was gently laid to rest all felt to say "that the end of the just is peace."

Ethel L. (Johnson) Bryans
Bainbridge News & Republican, September 19, 1946

Although she had been under the care of a physician for several years, death came suddenly and unexpectedly on Aug. 24 to Mrs. Ethel L. Bryans, at her home southeast of Seaton, Ill.  She was the daughter of Mrs. Amy and the late Edward Johnson, of the Belmont community, and was born in Bald Bluff township in Henderson County, Feb. 26, 1883.  Her husband, James Albert Bryans, passed away Feb. 5, 1921, and these children survive their mother:  Mrs. Levi Waters, of Little York, Ill.; Mrs. Beatrice Bird, of Aledo, Ill.; Mrs. Clarence Johnson, of Macomb, Ill.; David and William Bryans, of Seaton, and Mrs. John Priest, of Comstock, Mich.  There are seven grandchildren. Surviving also are her mother, Mrs. Amy Johnson, and an only sister, Mrs. C.C. Ash, both of the Belmont neighborhood.  Funeral services were held at the Seaton Presbyterian Church on Tuesday at 2 o'clock with the Rev. J.E.Agans, pastor, officiating.  Interment was in Little York Cemetery.  Mrs. Ransom Herrick, of Bainbridge, received the above account and informed the News that Mrs. Bryans father, Edward Johnson, son of DeForrest Johnson, of West Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY], left for the west when a young boy.

Charles H. Pinney
Bainbridge News & Republican, September 19, 1946

Funeral services for Charles H. Pinney, 66, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Floyd Smith, Main street, Sidney [Delaware Co., NY], last Saturday, were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Fisher & Sherman Chapel, Bainbridge.  The Rev. Harry E. Brooks, pastor of the Methodist Church in Bainbridge, officiated.  Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Afton [Chenango Co., NY].  Mr. Pinney was born in Ouaquaga and had resided in Sidney the past two years.  Surviving, in addition to his daughter, are two grandsons, Howard and Leon Cullen, and one granddaughter, Edith Cullen, Sidney, and a sister, Mrs. May Tupper, Johnson City.

Death Notices

Antimasonic Telegraph, February 24, 1830
At Coventry, Chenango county, on the morning of the 16th inst., Mrs. Jane Slade, consort of Mr. Martin Slade, aged 29 years, leaving a husband, four small children and a large circle of relatives to lament her loss.

Antimasonic Telegraph, May 19, 1830
In Preston [Chenango Co., NY], on Sunday morning last, after a painful illness of one week, Mrs. S. Thornton, wife of Mr. Sam'l Thornton, aged 40 years.

Chenango Telegraph, December 7, 1836
Died in this village [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY] on Thursday last, Loring Fenton, aged 36 years.

Chenango Telegraph, December 28, 1836
Died at Elyria (Ohio) on the 8th inst. Frederick Byington, late of this village [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY], aged 32 years.  Mr. B. had been in poor health for about a year--he left this place with his wife and only child in October, with the view of spending the winter at Elyria.  He was a good citizen, an industrious, liberal-minded man and his loss will be sensibly felt in this community.

In Plymouth [Chenango Co.,  NY] on the 21st inst., Mrs. Annah Colwell, aged 96 years.



Thursday, January 29, 2015

Waters Family Reunion, 1879

Three Generations of the Waters Family
Chenango Union, November 13, 1879
Coventryville [Chenango Co., NY], October, 1879
In the year 1798, Capt. Joseph Waters, who had served his country in the Revolutionary war, removed with his family from Tolland Co., Conn., (Hebron being their native place) to this State [New York] and settled in the town of Franklin, Delaware County.  Of a family of eight children, three sons and two daughters lived and died in that vicinity, and were in turn laid with the parents who had long before preceded them to the quiet rest of the village cemetery.  The third son, Russell, came to Coventry [Chenango Co., NY] in 1808, being then twenty-one years old; and having taught school for a year or two at the "East Corners"--now known as Coventryville--purchased the store owned by Dea. Noah Richards, which then stood upon the site of George Miner's present residence.  October 15th, 1811, he was united in marriage to Roxey, daughter of John Miles, an early settler of the town, and for a few years occupied a house just west of B. Miles' tavern, and which some of us remember as "gone to decay," and torn down a few years since.  In the meantime, Mr. Richards had bought and was living upon a farm a short distance south of the "Corners," had built a commodious dwelling house and made various improvements upon it.  (By the way, the first settlement made upon said farm was by Capt. Juliand, father of Joseph Juliand, 1st, late of Greene, and in a log house a few rods below where the present "old red house" stands, the latter was born.)  Dea. Richards purchased it of Mr. Juliand, Mr. Waters of Deacon Richards in 1819, and spent the rest of his life in the pleasant home by the brookside.
In 1816, Epaphras, youngest son of Joseph, and a soldier of the war of 1812, followed his brother Russell to Coventry, married Harriet, daughter of Rev. Charles Thorp, pastor of the church at that time, and for a while lived near his brother; but when Mr. Thorp accepted a call to another parish,  he purchased the homestead of him and remained upon it over forty years, and when his family being broken up by death and marriage, he sold to Mr. Morgan, the present occupant, made his home with his children for a few brief years, and died at the residence of his son-in-law, Rev. L. Yale, of Guilford, and was buried in the old churchyard at Coventryville, April, 1872, aged 78.  Of his family Charles Thorp, his eldest son, died when the bloom of a few summers had marked his years, while the youngest child and only son was in 1858, at the age of fifteen, suddenly killed by a falling tree.  The father's heart was almost broken by this blow, for many fond hopes were centered in the idolized and promising boy.  The gentle mother bore silently her grief, and scarce a year had fled, ere she was laid to rest beside her darling Willie.  Catharine, the second daughter, Married Dr. Seely of Woodhull, N.Y., and died in that place in 1868.  Two daughters are now living.  Anna Waters, following her brothers, came to reside here, and in 1821 married Moses Miles (son of John) and died in May, 1860, leaving one daughter.
Of the family of Russell, three daughters and one son are living.  Two sons and a daughter died in infancy.  One fair, gentle girl, Ann Eliza, remembered through the long years for her sweet face and quiet manners, died suddenly, February, 1839, at the age of nineteen.  Charles Russell quite early entered the store of his cousin, Wm. Waters, of Franklin, and as the result of faithful service and upright character, became associated with him in his business, and life seemed very bright before him.  But there came the sudden conflict with and triumph of disease, from which tender ministrations or prayers could not save, and the record is made "died March, 1856 aged 27 years."  At the earnest request of friends with whom he had so long resided, his remains were placed in the new and beautiful cemetery of that place.  Long before, in 1835, at the age of 48, the father had died.   During a successful business life, he also gained the confidence and esteem of his townsman, and was elected to office in both town and State.  But in the prime of manhood he was taken away, leaving his family and affairs to the guardianship and direction of his son-in-law, Charles Pearsall, who has ever since resided upon the old homestead.  How well he has done, how faithfully cared for and attended to the interests of the family, their love and respect for, and confidence in him, attest more than words.
The widow of Mr. Waters survived him 38 years, and died at her old home in 1873, aged 84.  In October following, the oldest daughter, wife of Hon. C. Pearsall, died, causing a sad vacancy in the family circle.  In 1876 he married Mrs. R. Durham, and within the year has removed to a cozy cottage across the "brook," leaving the "old red house" occupied by his son Frank C. Pearsall; and to this same home where so much pleasure and sorrow has been shared, the surviving members of these three branches of the Waters family were, Thursday, October 9th invited.  It seems a singular coincidence, though unnoted at the time, that it came within one day of being the anniversary of Russell Waters and Roxey Miles, who were married 68 years ago. 
No lovelier day could have been desired.  The forests were glorious with the rich tints of Autumn, the sky wore its softest blue, and the sun had the warmth and glow of summertime.  Before noon the guests had arrived, and met with a warm welcome from F.C. Pearsall and  lady.  The rooms were beautifully decorated with evergreens, while the loveliest ferns and flowers graced tables, stands, and brackets.  It seemed wonderful that so many had escaped the early and severe raid of the frost.  Above the portrait of C. Pearsall, which looked upon us from the walls of the dear old parlor, was the "Welcome Home" tastefully wrought with evergreens.
With recounting the games of "I spy," and "blindfold," had there "in the days when we were young," with reminiscences of days sad, or glad, the hours sped quickly, and ere we were aware, the summons came to repair to the dining room; and here the mysterious workings of the culinary department were brought out in perfection we cannot enumerate, and we will only say, the tables were beautiful with flowers, tempting with all that could be desired for food, crowned with apples, pears and grapes.
In honor of the distinguished artist present, George W. Waters, of Elmira, two paintings were brought from the "chambers" and placed conspicuously upon the walls of the dining room.  One a landscape, the other a portrait.  As it was that of a "maiden fair" it might have been designed as the ideal of his boyhood dreams; if so they have culminated higher than his youthful imagination pictured, as the pleasant face of the lady by his side proved.  This detracts not the least from the talent of the youthful aspirant, for his first attempts were pronounced "very good."  As they rested within their frame work of green we thought--so the laurels of fame are entwining themselves about the later productions and name of our artist. As all things have a beginning, so this dinner began by asking the Divine blessing upon it, and after doing unbounded justice to all the good things and injustice to ourselves, there came also the ending. An appropriate and fervent prayer was offered by Rev. L. Yale; then all repaired to the sitting room and parlor again.  Then came music; B.F. Taylor's exquisite poem, "The Magical Sole," very finely and feelingly sung by Mrs. Lockwood; a song or two by Misses Anna and Fannie Benedict, followed with others by Mrs. L.--all joining in chorus.  At last good wishes and good-byes, and the day was over.  Three generations were present.  All of the first are "over the river."  These were guests unseen, but we felt their presence.  We remembered the dear uncles and aunts--the sweet young faces that grew so strangely beautiful in death--the bright, pleasant faced boy of ten--Charlie, son of George Waters, so recently drowned in Cazenovia Lake--and knew there were heartstrings vibrating ever and anon to a wall of sorrow, but the lips echoed it not, or added one note of sadness to the day's enjoyment.
Those present allied to the three families by birth and marriage were--to Russell:
     Our entertainers--Hon. C. Pearsall and wife, Frank C. Pearsall and wife, and daughter Mamie.
        Mrs. Roxey Waters Benedict, Unadilla
        John P. Thorp, Esq., Mrs. D.E. Waters Thorp, Coventry
        George W. Waters, Mrs. Sarah Waters, Little Whitman Waters, Elmira
        Dr. J.E. Bartoo, Mrs. Florence Thorp Bartoo and little sons Ralph and Dwight, Coventry
        Leroy W. Treadway, Mrs. Emily Treadway, Columbus, O.
        Mrs. Ella Treadway Stoughton and son, Charlie Stoughton, Greene
        Peter H. Parker, Mrs. Addie Pearsall Parker, Anna and Charlie Parker, Coventry

To Epaphras:
     Rev. Luman Yale, Mrs. Hannah Waters Yale, Miss Hattie Yale, Guilford
     Mrs. Mary Waters Lockwood, Miss Kittie Lockwood, Eau Claire, Wis.

To Anna Waters:
     W.H. Benedict, L.A. Miles Benedict, Miss Anna M. Benedict, Miss Fannie Benedict, Coventryville
Others not present:
     Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Treadway, Charles W. Treadway, wife and two sons, Athens, Pa.
     Arthur, Lavern, Holmes, and Merwin, sons of Rev. L. Yale, Willie Waters Lockwood, Eau Claire, Wis.
     Misses Mabel and Jennie Waters, Elmira, N.Y.

May blessings rest upon all who contributed to make the gathering so pleasant at the old homestead.

Obituaries (January 29)

George W. Waters
Elmira Gazette, July 23, 1912
George W. Waters
George W. Waters, an artist of national reputation for a half century, died at the family home, 360 West First street in this city [Elmira, Chemung Co., NY], this morning at 5:30 o'clock.  Mr. Waters had been in ill health for several months past and for the past two months his condition had been serious.  The decedent was born in Coventry, Chenango county, N.Y., March 31, 1832, and early in life he showed marked ability as an artist.  He studied in oil portrait and landscape work in New York city and also at Munich, Bavaria.  He also traveled extensively in Europe for the extension of his work and studies.  Mr. Waters came to Elmira in 1861 and his work had been exhibited in the National Academy in New York city over 40 years.  Also specimens are to be found in every state of the union.  His oil portrait of former Governor Lucius Robinson of Elmira is placed in the council chamber at Albany, and a portrait of former Governor Alexander W. Randall of Wisconsin is in the capitol of that state.  Large landscapes were also made on order by Mr. Waters for Andrew Carnegie, Samuel L. Clemens and other men of national fame.  For several years Mr. Waters was at the head of the art department of Elmira college, in which he was ably assisted by his daughters.  As a man, Mr. Waters was of the kindest Christian character and disposition, and was quiet in his ways.  He was devoted to his family and his art and his friends held him in the highest respect.  He was a close friend of the late Rev. Thomas K. Beecher, and his oil portrait of the beloved leader of the Park Church, is pronounced the best of the several portraits which were made in the closing days of Mr. Beecher's life work.  Mr. Waters is survived by his widow, two daughters, the misses Jean and Mabel Waters, and a son, George W. Waters, Jr., also a grandson, George W. Waters, 3rd.  The date of the funeral will be announced later.  It will be held at the family home and burial will be in the family plot in Woodlawn cemetery.
Elmira Advertiser, July 24, 1912
....Mr. Waters has painted many notable portraits.  Among them that of the late Governor Lucius Robinson, a half length, for the capital at Albany, a head for the city of Albany and still another portrait for the Robinson home.  A picture that created a marked sensation upon its exhibition in New York, was that of Joseph Jefferson as "Rip Van Winkle," awakening from his sleep.  This was done when Jefferson was at the height of his popularity, and when the actor later played in this city.  Mr. Waters had a most pleasant visit with him, and received high compliments for the picture.  This picture was purchased by a Mr. Nathan, of New York. A very fine head of Walt Whitman was another important picture.  he also painted portraits of Jennie Jewel Hotchkiss, formerly of Elmira, in one of her Shakespearian costumes, and a portrait of Dr. Cowels, president Emeritus of Elmira college.  One of former Governor Alexander W. Randall of Wisconsin is in the capitol of that State.  Large landscapes were also made on order by Mr. Waters for Andrew Carnegie, Samuel L. Clemens and other men of National fame.  He was a close friend of the late Rev. Thomas K. Beecher and his oil portrait of the beloved leader of the Park Church is pronounced the best of the several portraits which were made in the closing days of Mr. Beecher's life work.  For thirty-two years Mr. Waters was at the head of the Art Department of Elmira College.  He once painted a large marine for "Mark Twain," the picture as ordered by Mr. Clemens, showing a burning ship on the ocean and the crew saved in little boats.  He received from his friend a characteristic letter expressing his appreciation and pleasure in this picture.  For a great many years Mr. Waters landscape pictures have been almost entirely scenes along the Chemung, and the picturesque little river has become widely known in artistic homes.  The artist was of a quiet, retiring disposition, but those who knew him best realized the sweetness and gentleness of his character.  He loved his work.  his heart and soul were in it, and the sight of the old man whistling softly at his easel as he wielded his brushes, and the kindly glance of his keen, young-old eyes are pleasant remembrances to family and friends.  Of Mr. Waters in his studio, Ira E. Sherman, an uncle of Mr. Waters, in a little volume of poems called "Old Time Memories," has written t he following:
"This home of art is the abiding place
Of earnest thought and most unselfish care,
Of constant struggle after forms that grace
Man's higher nature.  Life is here a prayer.
A longing, waiting, those must know, who stand
Enraptured, seeing the enchanted land."
The last years of the artist's life have been replete with work accomplishing some of his finest canvasses having been painted at recent dates.  There was no diminution of skill, but a constant progress.  he seemed to live in a glow of color which it was his delight to transpose into living scenes of beauty.  Before coming to Elmira Mr. Waters was an instructor of art in the Franklin-Delaware Institute, N.Y., where he met his wife as a student there.  .....  The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the family home. The Rev. Dr. Samuel E. Eastman will officiate and burial will be in the family plot in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Minerva Fenton
Chenango Union, April 24, 1873
FENTON:  At the residence of Dr M.C. Parker in Washington, Iowa, March 25th, 1873, after an illness of several weeks, Mrs. Minerva Fenton, aged 76 years.
Deceased was a native of Connecticut, but removed at an early day (about 1806 or 8) to the almost unbroken forests of Chenango County, N.Y., where the arduous labors of more than half a century were devoted to making good and comfortable homes for family and friends, with the expectation of living and dying in the midst of her labors. Being the oldest daughter, and the oldest of all but two of a family of fifteen children, all of whom lived to adult age, she knew full well what hard work and scant fare meant in those early days, and that early experience gave her a vigor and determination of character seldom found in these later and more luxurious days.  The love of children proving stronger than the love of home and other kindred ties, she came to this city, seven years ago, with the expressed desire to live and die with her children here.  For more than fifty years she had been an active member in the Congregational church, and of greater moment still, she was a consistent living Christian and a loving mother; and to the last her faith in the fruition of the Christian's hope was strong and unshaken.  --Washington County Press.
Patty (Miles) Warren
Chenango Union, February 10, 1881
WARREN:  At her home in Bainbridge, N.Y. [Chenango Co.], on Sunday, January 30th, 1881, Mrs. Patty Warren, aged 84 years, 1 month and 22 days, gently fell asleep, to waken to the "sweet rest" and enjoyment of a  higher life.
She was born at Cheshire, Ct., December 7th, 1796.  When a child her parents left their native State, and moved to what is now known as the south part of Oxford.  Her father, Simon Miles, with them nobly met and contended with the privations and inconveniences of pioneer life.  What is now called Coventryville, was the nearest "settlement"--a point some three miles distant.  A religious society was organized in 1805, and a church in 1809, and there the educational and religious interests of the inhabitant's centered.  The earliest recollections of our friend were of an almost unbroken wilderness, through which bears, and occasionally a panther, roamed, and the howling of wolves was a nightly serenade.  The only way of getting to Oxford, or Jericho (Bainbridge) was by bridle-paths and marked trees.
One noticeable characteristic of the pioneers, was their reverence for and attendance upon religious services on the Sabbath.  In early life, when means of conveyance were not so common as now, it was the custom of Mrs. W., as also that of her sisters and cousins living near, to often walk to "meeting," distant three miles, where those assembled could sit through the morning service with no fire save what was carried in footstools, and after intermission, during which they were replenished at a neighbor's glowing fireplace, remain to the long prayer and sermon of the afternoon.  This custom was carried through her life, and so long as her health permitted, she was a faithful attendant upon divine services.
In 1819 she united with the Church at Coventryville, and remained a member of the same until her death, choosing not to sever her union to it upon removal to another place.  The same year, September 19th, 1819, she was united in marriage to Woodward Warren, and came to her new home in this town.  She was ever devoted to her family, as wife and mother, faithfully ministering for years to her invalid husband, her habitual cheerfulness often luring him from the gloomy and despondent state of mind caused by disease. We have often heard her recount her early experience in housekeeping, and the limited means with which they commenced, but persevering economy and "diligence in business" secured a competence for after years.  But the place where she had so long lived, gathering all the comforts of life about her, she left on the 23d of April, 1868, and moved with her two sons, Elisha and Simon W. to Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY].  With many regrets and tears she left her home and friends, and although she formed new and pleasant acquaintances, she ever treasured the warmest affection for the old; and when the shadow fell upon her life, growing deeper and darker about her mind, until the faces of children and friends were to her as strangers, she wandered mid other and earlier days and friends, until the portals were unbarred, "the silver cord loosed," and it broke from its bondage to exult in the freedom of a new life, for she trusted in Him in whose name alone we are saved.
The funeral was attended at her late residence in Bainbridge, and from thence her remains were brought, and laid in our quite cemetery, beside those of her husband, who died more than twenty-five years since.
Having from our earliest recollection known and loved our departed friend, we offer this slight tribute to her memory as we recall the pleasant smile and warm greeting always extended us in bygone days when a happy company often met at her home, and joined their voices in mirth and song.  But we have older grown; the musical echoes have ceased; but may we all meet in the "bright forever," and join in songs celestial and unending.
Coventryville, Feb. 7, 1881

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

BCHS, Class of 1947, Part 3

Bainbridge Central High School - Class of 1947
Senior Portraits
"Echo" 1947
Ethel Hitchcock
Hopes never to be broke.

Nanette Horton
Voted Neatest, Most Original, and Best Dressed
"They add a precious seeing to the eye."

Gladys Kingsley
Voted Most Changeable
"People, like variegated tulips, show 'tis to
their changes half their charms we owe."

Burton Knapp
Voted Busiest
"He is never less at leisure than when at leisure."

Charles Lord
Voted Most Promising, Brightest, Best Student,
Most Dignified, and Most Respected
"A perfect soul, nobly planned, to warn,
to comfort and command."

Jack Lord
Hopes never to be a grave digger.

Marriages (January 28)

Keistepter - Seeley
Bainbridge News & Republican, September 26, 1946

The Misses Mary and Jennie Seeley, of Sidney, announce the engagement of their sister, Miss Angie Seeley, of Sidney [Delaware Co., NY], to William Roy Keistepter, Sr., of Corey, Pa.  The wedding will take place in the fall.  The misses Seeley are sisters of Mrs. Glen Tripp, of Guilford.
Bacuiska - Shofkom
Bainbridge News & Republican, September 26, 1946
Afton [Chenango Co., NY]:  Miss Marguerite Shofkom and Martin Bacuiska were united in marriage Sept. 14 at the Methodist parsonage.  The Rev. George Graves performed the ceremony.
Crawford - Hibbard
Bainbridge News & Republican, September 26, 1946
Nuptial vows were exchanged by Miss Erye Hibbard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thewalt Hibbard, Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY], and Edward James Crawford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Crawford, 50 Riverside, Sidney [Delaware Co., NY], Friday night at 8 p.m., in the Main street Baptist Church Parsonage, Oneonta.  The Rev. George Thomson, pastor, read the service.  Mrs. Crawford, mother of the bridegroom, gave the bride in marriage.  For her wedding the bride chose a powder blue suit, with black accessories.  Her corsage was of pink rosebuds.  Her maid of honor, Miss Wanda Drachler, Bainbridge, was garbed in a brown suit, with matching accessories, and corsage of pink roses.  Mrs. Crawford, mother of the bridegroom, selected a suit of chartreuse, with black blouse and accessories.  her corsage comprised yellow roses, and blue delphiniums.  James Dunnigan, Hazelton, Pa., served as best man.  A reception for ten followed at the home of the bridegroom's parents, and the couple will make their home there.  Mrs. Crawford was graduated from Bainbridge High School in 1944, and is employed at Hotel DeCumber, Sidney. The bridegroom, a graduate of Sidney High School, class of 1942, is a navy veteran. He served in the Pacific theater, and received his discharge in February.  He is now employed by Day and Zimmerman, electrical contractors of Sidney.
Marriage Notices -Chenango Telegraph - 1837
January 18, 1837
Married in Guilford [Chenango Co., NY], on the 5th inst. by Rev. N. Doolittle, Mr. Davenport Parker, of this town [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY], to Miss Waity Sheldon, of the former place.
In Oxford on Sunday evening, Jan. 1st, by Elder J.S.Swan, Mr. Sanford Kingsbury, of Norwich [Chenango Co., NY], to Miss Harriet Kinne, of New Berlin [Chenango Co., NY].
February 22, 1837
Married at North Norwich [Chenango Co., NY] yesterday morning by the Rev. Mr. Barrows, Mr. Salmon L. Hunt, of Cleveland, Ohio, to Miss Helen Per Lee, daughter of Abraham Per Lee, Esq., of the former place.
In this town [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY], on Thursday evening, the 16th inst., by Elder Chamberlain, Mr. Thomas W. Hall to Miss Sarah Westcott.
In Guilford [Chenango Co., NY], on Sunday evening last, Mr. L.D. Walsworth, of this town [Norwich, Chenango Co., NY], to Miss Lovina Fairchild, of the former place.

Obituaries (January 28)

Emily (Hayward) Funnell
Utica Saturday Globe, January 3, 1903
 Mrs. Emily (Hayward) Funnell

Norwich [Chenango Co., NY]:  Mrs. Emily H. Funnell, wife of Alfred Funnell, died at her home on Grove avenue, on Wednesday evening, aged 47 years.  Mrs. Funnell had been an invalid for two years.  Her death was caused by pneumonia which developed a short time since.  Mrs. Funnell, whose maiden name was Emily H. Hayward, was born in Wye, Kent county, Eng.  Her marriage to Alfred Funnell occurred 32 years ago and a year later they came to America.  they lived in Syracuse, Middletown and other places before coming to Norwich 20 years ago, where they have since made their home.  Besides the bereaved husband, there survive eight children:  Mrs. Franklin A. Bushley, of Norwich; Mrs. C.L. Robinson, of Syracuse; Fred Funnell, of Jersey City; William Funnell of Middletown, and Walter, Burton.  Howard and Harry, who reside at home.  One surviving sister lives in this country, Mrs. Harry Funnell, of Middletown.  The funeral will be held tomorrow.
Harry Garfield  Whitney
Bainbridge News & Republican, September 26, 1946
Harry Garfield Whitney, a resident of Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY] for 45 years, passed away Sept. 14, 1946, at his home 17 Bixby street, after an illness of several years of asthma and emphysema.  His age was 64.  For several years he operated a cigar manufacturing and retail store on West Main street, being a cigar maker by trade.  Previous to his illness, he was employed at the Borden Research Laboratory.  Born Apr. 27, 1882, in Otego [Otsego Co., NY], he was a son of Walter and Almira (Carley) Whitney.  On Oct. 11, 1905, he was united in marriage to Fannie A Stevens.  The deceased is survived by his wife, Fannie Stevens Whitney; one daughter, Coralyn Whitney Rose, of Oneonta, a granddaughter, Donna Whitney Rose, of Oneonta; three sisters, Miss Vira Whitney and Mrs. William Campbell, of Rochester, and Mrs. Fletcher Staples, of Elmira; and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon Sept. 17, at 2 o'clock at Fisher & Sherman Funeral Chapel with the Rev.  Harry E. Brooks officiating.  Bearers were nephews; Harold Whitney, Hamden; Gordon Whitney, Owego; Edson Barnes, Syracuse; Gage Barnes, Green Island; Max Stevens, Chenango Forks; and Laurence McHenry, Endicott.  Interment was in Greenlawn Cemetery [Bainbridge, NY\
Lillian (Ellsworth) Shafer
Bainbridge News & Republican, September 26, 1946
Mrs. Lillian Ellsworth Shafer died Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the home of her nephew, William Ellsworth, in Unadilla [Otsego Co., NY], with whom she resided.  Funeral was held at Joyce funeral parlors Friday at 1:30 p.m., with burial in Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY], her former home.  The Rev. Francis Blake, rector of St. Matthew's Episcopal church, will officiate.  Mrs. Shafer was born in New Berlin [Chenango Co., NY], Aug. 12, 1860, daughter of Jonathan Ellsworth and Mary (Lovejoy) Ellsworth. She was the widow of Edward Shafer, who died about 18 years ago. For the past 15 years, she had made her home here with her nephew.  She was a member of the Eastern Star and Rebekah lodges of Bainbridge and the Bainbridge Episcopal church.
Anna (Shepherd) Vawter
Bainbridge News & Republican, September 26, 1946
Mrs. Anna Shepherd Vawter, mother of W.E. Vawter, 17 Juliand street, Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY], died at the Bainbridge hospital Sept. 14 after an illness of several months.  Because of ill health, Mrs. Vawter sold her home in Osawatomie, Kan., two years ago and came to Bainbridge to make her home with her son.  Born on Aug. 4, 1869, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Aleck Shepherd, of North Vernon, Ind.  On Jan. 14, 1888, she was united in marriage to Will L. Vawter, of North Vernon, Ind., and in 1900 moved to Osawatomie where 25 years ago, Mr. Vawter died.  She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and Order of Eastern Star of Osawatomie, and has been active in both organizations as long as her health would permit.  Besides her son, she is survived by two grandchildren, Mrs. Edward L. Peckham, of Bainbridge, and William Vawter, Ph. M. 3/C, U.S. Navy of Philadelphia, Pa.; and one great granddaughter, Katherine Peckham, of Bainbridge.  Funeral services were held at the Eddy Funeral Home, in Osawatomie, Kan., Wednesday afternoon, Sept 18, at 2:30 o'clock, with the Rev. John P. Sinclair, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment was in the family plot in Elmdale Cemetery  Osawatomie.  Mr. and Mrs. Vawter and son, William Vawter, Ph. M 3/C, left early Monday morning to attend the services in Osawatomie, returning to Bainbridge Friday night. 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

BCS 2nd Grade 1947

Bainbridge Central School
Second Grade Classes
"Echo" 1947
Miss Finch's Class
First Row (LtoR):  Bobby Smith, Gloria Sherman, Claire Jobson, Gary Darling, Kay Severson, Gerald Sherman, Sally Cheesbro, Lawrence Clark, Mary Lyn Scheidegger, Eunice Mott, Genevieve Collins.
Second Row (LtoR):  Irene Ireland, Arlene Hartwell, Roland Niles, Sally Landre, Richard Best, Joyce Stokes, Miss Finch, Tony Howland, Patricia Roof, Fred Stafford, Ivan Woods, Ronald Woods
Mrs. Friery's Class
First Row (LtoR):  Nickie Loomis, Angelyn Miner, Arda Jane Harmon, Dawn Meek, Neil Jones, Loren Ward, Teddy Armstrong, Paul Parsons, Carolyn Beesimer
Second Row (LtoR):  Treva Smith, Edward Annette, Mary Jane Haynes, David Schrader, Patricia Hubbard, Mrs. Friery, michael Colleia, Frank Smith, Raymond Tuttle, Ruth Hellerud

Marriages (January 27)

Waters - Caulder
Utica Saturday Globe, February 28, 1903
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest E. Waters, of Newport, Me.
Former Young Chenango County Residents Recently Married

Norwich [Chenango Co., NY]:  On Sunday afternoon, February 15, at the home of Wallace E. Rockliffe, in Newport, Me., occurred the marriage of Miss Eva M. Caulder, of Norwich, and Ernest E. Waters, of Oxford, N.Y. [Chenango Co.].  The ceremony was solemnized at 5 o'clock, Rev. T.S. Ross, of the Methodist church, officiating and the ring service being used.  The bride and groom were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Jesse G. Waters.  After the ceremony an elaborate luncheon was served by Mrs. Rockliffe, and the happy couple took the evening train for a brief wedding trip, and upon their return will be at home at the Rockliffe residence.  The bride is a highly esteemed young lady, having many friends in Norwich and vicinity who wish her great happiness in her new home.  Mr. Waters is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Waters, of Oxford, where he made his home until about a year ago, when he came to Norwich and was employed in the Borden's Condensary.  He made many friends during his residence here, and his departure was greatly regretted when last October he accepted a position as milk inspector for the Borden's at Newport, Me., and left Norwich to take up his duties there.
Fisher - Campbell
Afton Enterprise, May 25, 1922
Miss Nettie Blanch Campbell of Guilford [Chenango Co., NY] and Mr. Lewis W. Fisher of Afton [Chenango Co., NY] were united in marriage at the Methodist parsonage in Guilford on Wednesday, May 17, by Rev. A.D. Finch.  The bride was attended by her sister Miss Lucy Campbell and Haskell Moats, a cousin, attended the groom.  After the ceremony and hearty congratulations, the happy couple left by automobile for a trip to Ashokan dam and Kingston, returning by the way of Albany and other places of interest.  The bride is a well known and highly respected young lady of Guilford and the groom is held in the same esteem by his many friends who will join in wishing them a long and happy life together.
Gregory - Shaw
Afton Enterprise, May 25, 1922
Mr. and Mrs. John D. Shaw have issued invitations for the marriage of their daughter, Dorothy Isabelle to Mr. Victor James Gregory on Tuesday June 5, 1922 at four o'clock at the First Presbyterian Church, Afton, New York [Chenango Co.].
Vital Statistics for 1905
Marriages in
Bainbridge, Chenango County, NY
                                  Jan. 14,............................William F. Partridge to Elizabeth M. Keeler
                                  Feb. 23,............................Louis J. Reussow to Eva A. Shafer
                                  Feb. 25,............................Reuben Davenport to Gertrude A. Partridge
                                  Feb. 28,............................Charles H. Greene to May E. Bristol
                                  Mar. 11,............................Samuel M. Perry to Nellie M. Hinman
                                  Mar. 15,............................Ola M. Aylesworth to Grace M. Ives
                                  Jun. 21,.............................George  M. Barnes to Lena B. Stevens
                                  Jun. 28,.............................Sebert B. Hollenbeck to Mary Marie Peckham
                                  Sep. 28,.............................Walter C. Smith to Maude Copley
                                  Oct. 4................................Nell J. Talmadge to Clarissa L. Cole
                                  Oct. 11,............................ Guy H. Hodge to Flora A. Kennedy
                                  Oct. 11,.............................Harry G. Whitney to Fannie E. Stevens
                                  Oct. 4,...............................Leon A. Patchin to Axie A. Baker
                                  Oct. 18,.............................Wiley Scott Foster to Viola May Shaver
                                  Oct. 14,.............................William Utter to Eva Cole
                                  Nov. 8,............................. John N. Rockwell to Clara Blanchard Stever
                                  Nov. 28,............ ...............Archie Fuller to Emma E. Davidson
[Bainbridge Republican, January 4, 1906]

Obituaries (January 27)

Hiram Schrom
Chenango Union, September 30, 1875

We copy from the Bainbridge Republican and Review, the following deserved tribute to the memory of Col. Hiram Schrom, an old and esteemed resident of that town, a mention of whose sudden death was made last week.
Died at his residence in this village [Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY], at three o'clock on the morning of Friday, the 17th inst., Col. Hiram Schrom, of apoplexy, aged 69 years.  Col. Schrom was born in Palatine, Montgomery county, in 1806, and came to Bainbridge some fifty-one years ago, at which time he entered the employ of Mr. Abram B. Williams as a journeyman tailor, whom he succeeded in business.  For more than half a century he continued the even tenor of his ways, occupying a prominent position in the community, and at the time of his demise he was among the few surviving residents of Bainbridge at the period mentioned.  In 1826 he married Miss Attie Beal, who died some three years afterwards.  He was again united with Miss Nancy Beal, a younger sister of the first wife, whom he also survived.  In 1860 he married Mrs. George Smith, who lived but a short time.  His widow was Mrs. Adeline Thayer, daughter of the late Charles Curtis.  Mr. Hiram Schrom was a member of the old State militia, and succeeded to the rank of Colonel in that organization.  The district comprised Guilford, Coventry, Masonville and Bainbridge, and the regiment was composed of artillery, riflemen and militia.  The general trainings occurred once in each year, usually in September, and many of our older inhabitants will remember these gatherings, and the Colonel ,as a prompt, energetic officer.  The temperance cause had few more faithful, diligent workers, both in the lodge and at the polls; yet his zeal in opposing the sale of intoxicating liquors was not greater than his charity for the drunkard and his family. The poor and needy will miss his generous gifts, his kind office in times of sore distress and affliction, his good counsel, and the many noble deeds to which he devoted his life and his means--not for the world's praise, but because it was his greatest pleasure.  But few men have lived more consistent, earnest Christian lives.  he was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and his loss as one of its most liberal supporters and devoted members will be keenly felt.  He attended the Thursday evening prayer meeting and joined in the devotion, little thinking it was his last night upon earth.  As he lived, he died. There are no recollections of a painful, suffering death-bed.  In that sleep which
"---knits up the raveled sleeve of care,
The death of each day's life,"
His spirit passed away, and his face, so filled with a calm content, seemed to sanction the truth and beauty of the lines addressed to "Life"--
"Then steal away.  Give little warning,
Take thine own time.  Say not Good-night.
But in some happier clime
Bid me good morning."
The funeral services were held at the M.E. Church, Sabbath afternoon.  So large was the attendance that many who sought admission were compelled to turn away.  Everyone appeared to be a mourner, and the general grief of having lost a friend seemed to pervade every mind.  The sermon was presented by Elder Richardson, from the Second Epistle of Timothy, fourth chapter 6th, 7th and 8th verses, and was a view of the retrospect and prospect of the life of the Apostle Paul.  Truly a good man has fallen.  Kind and affectionate, faithful in the various responsibilities of life, all who knew him will cherish his memory with fond recollections.
John B. Allen
Bainbridge Republican, May 16, 1878
John B. Allen, one of the early settlers of Harpursville [Broome County, NY], died on Friday morning last, aged seventy-seven years.  Has always lived on the farm originally occupied by his father.  He was a brother of the Hon. Judson Allen, now of St. Louis, Mo., but who was formerly a resident and prominent business man of Harpursville, and who at one time represented this district in Congress.  Mr A. had served as warden in the Episcopal Church for many years, and has ever enjoyed the respect and confidence of his neighbors.
Burr Clark Campbell
The Norwich Sun, February 11, 1915
Bainbridge [Chenango Co., NY]:  On Wednesday morning occurred the death of a highly respected and life-long resident of this village, Burr Clark Campbell. Born November 1, 1832, on the Campbell homestead, Mr. Campbell has been a life-long resident of Bainbridge.  The funeral was held at his late residence on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. R.W. Nickel of St. Peter's church officiating.  Burial was in St. Peter's cemetery [Bainbridge, NY^]
Georgiana Roberts Campbell
Afton Enterprise, May 25, 1922
In an obituary notice upon the death of Mrs. Georgiana Roberts Campbell, mention of which has previously been made in The Telegraph, the Bainbridge Republican of August 20th, says:
"Seldom ever has death entered a community which shed about so much sorrow and elicited so much sympathy as that which occurred Thursday afternoon last in the demise of Georgiana Campbell, at Buffalo, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Roberts of this village, and wife of George T. Campbell, Esq., of New York city.  The prominence of the deceased and the suddenness of the affliction, accompanied by pitiful incidents, have touched the hearts of her many acquaintances and friends, causing irremediable sadness.  The horizon of life's future never emitted such rays of brightness and expectancy as when, on July 4th, Mrs. Campbell, in company with her husband, left New York city for a summer outing in Nova Scotia and Canada, reserving till the last that which she deemed the most pleasant and enjoyable, her former home in Bainbridge with her parents.  They went to Nova Scotia and on August 17th, came back to Toronto, Canada, and at this city Mrs. Campbell complained of illness.  Going directly to Buffalo, the indisposition had resulted in such an aggravated form that a physician was called.  The following Wednesday, the 21st, the patient had improved so far as to write home to her mother expecting to be in Bainbridge within a few days.  Shortly after the writing of the letter she became worse and a consultation was had.  Peritonitis and appendicitis was the result of the diagnosis.  An operation was decided on as the only means of saving her life and she was taken to a hospital early Thursday morning.  Anesthetics were administered in large quantities, but without the effect of rendering her unconscious.  The operation was of necessity given up, as the patient's heart became seriously affected.  Her father arrived at Buffalo at eight o'clock Thursday night, but was too late, Mrs. Campbell having died at half-past five in the afternoon.  The remains were brought to Bainbridge Friday and a private funeral was held Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock.  Georgiana Roberts Campbell was born in March, 1870, was graduated at the Bainbridge High school and later took a three years' course at the Albany normal college, finishing her studies at this institution with such high merit that she was selected to become one of the faculty of Norwich High school, which position she held for two years.  During the summer of 1893 she was in Europe furthering her education.  She was married June 27, 1895, to George T. Campbell, Esq., of New York city.  Since her marriage she has resided in New York city, passing a portion of every summer in Bainbridge. The deceased was educated, cultured and refined, and had many accomplishments.  Her splendid character indicated the purest womanhood.  Her sweet disposition gave her the highest regard and friendship of everyone.  She had been a member of the Presbyterian church in this village since the age of 14.  Upon going to New York her membership was changed to Rutgers Riverside church, New York.  She was an earnest Christian worker, doing a great deal of missionary work in the city.  The funeral, though private, was attended by many of the deceased's relatives and friends, among whom were two grandparents, J.W. Roberts of Sanford, in his 90th year, and Mrs. Mary Woodworth, who is in her 93rd year.