Wednesday, October 31, 2012

New Road Project between Morris and Oneonta 1935

New Road Project between Morris and Oneonta 1935

State May Build New Morris Road

Highway Listed in Projects Planned
In Otsego County This Year---
7 County Jobs

Construction of 12.5 miles of highway between Oneonta and Morris is one of the projects planned this year in the Binghamton district of the state department of Public Works, which includes Otsego and other nearby counties.
The complete program for the Binghamton district this year calls for construction of 33.72 miles of highway and 17 bridges at an estimated cost of $1,907,000.
F. W. Donovan, district engineer, who made the announcement, state that the appropriations do not include any projects that will be undertaken if the $4,880,000 federal public works appropriation is voted by Congress.
Construction of a new highway between this city and Morris has been under discussion for several years. “There is every good reason to believe that the work will start this year because of the fact that it has been listed as number one project by the State department,” James H. Thomas, resident state engineer stated yesterday.
While the estimated cost of the proposed road was not revealed by Mr. Donovan, estimates made last year placed the figure between $300,000 to $400,000. Condemnation proceedings were instituted in 1934 to secure the right of way for construction of the new road, which will be a 20-foot concrete highway with five-foot shoulders on each side. Many of the curves in the present route will be eliminated under the new plan.
According to the program announced by Mr. Donovan, four bridges will be erected between Otego and Wilsey Corners and one between Schenevus and Westford. A new bridge between Route 7 and the village of Sidney is also planned
Plans for all of these projects are practically complete and rights of way have been obtained for most of the jobs, Mr. Donovan said “As a result it is expected that contracts for the projects can be awarded early this year.”
Seven county highway projects, estimated to cost $306,000, will be built this year. Work will be under the direction of Victor L. Hoke, county superintendent of Highways.
The projects and the estimated costs are as follows: Gilbertsville---Maple Grove, 4.2 miles, $76,5000; Willowville school--Myrick school, Briar Creek road, 6 miles, $35,000; Burlington--Schuyler Lake, 3.1 miles, $46,000; Fly Creek—Allen's lake, 3 miles, $45,000; Pittsfield—Garrattsville, 1.7 miles, $25,500; Decatur---Butlers Corners and Decatur—East Worcester, 3.2 miles, $48,000; Westford—Middlefield, 2 miles, $30,000.

Allen, William B. 1852-1935 Morris Obituary

Allen, William B. 1852-1935 Morris Obituary

William B. Allen

Morris, Jan. 22---Willaim B. Allen, one of the most respected citizens of Morris, who had been spending the winter with friends in Melbourne, Fla., passed away at the Melbourne hospital Thursday night at 7:45 from the effects of an illness of many weeks' duration.
Mr. Allen, youngest child of Benjamin and Olive (Braddock) Allen, was born February 3, 1852, in New Lisbon, near Myers' Mills. When but a year old his parents purchased the farm above the upper Dimmock Hollow school in Morris, which was afterwards the Allen homestead for 72 years. Early in life he became associated with his father on the farm and he continued to operate it until failing health finally made it necessary for him to dispose of it. He also dealt extensively in lumber and conducted a saw mill on his farm, employing quite a force of men.
On May 20, 1872, Mr. Allen married Miss Melissa D. White of Smithville Flats, who died in 1912. To them were born four daughters: Mrs. Andrew Baulf, whose death occurred in 1906; Mrs. Leon Wells of South New Berlin; Mrs. Levern Lull and Mrs. Harold Sargent of Morris.
Mr. Allen sold his farm in 1925 and came to Morris village to live with his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Levern Lull, of East Main street. He was a great lover of the out-of-doors and spent many hours during the warm weather fishing.
Early last December, he went to Melbourne, Fla., to spend the winter with Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Fischesser. Becoming very ill, he entered the Melbourne hospital the day after Christmas. His daughter, Mrs. Levern Lull, was with him during the last week of his sickness.
Mr. Allen was a genial man, beloved not only by his own family, but by a host of friends. “Uncle Bill,” as he was familiarly known, was always welcomed by old and young and many are there who will mourn his passing.
Immediate surviving relatives are the three daughters, eight grandchildren, one great grandchild, one great, great grandchild, also one niece, Mrs. Merton R. Poter, of Schenectady, to all of whom sincere sympathy is extended.
Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. F. G. Leonard of the Universalist church, were held at his late home this afternoon at 1:30. Interment was in the family plot on the hill in the old part of Hillington cemetery.

Date of death would be January 17, 1935

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Bennington, Hobart E. 1884-1934 South Hartwick Obituary

Bennington, Hobart E. 1884-1934 South Hartwick Obituary

Hobart E. Bennington

Hobart E. Bennington, 50 years old of South Hartwick, passed away on Monday afternoon at the Fox Memorial hospital suffering from peritonitis.
Mr. Bennington was born in New Lisbon, December 23, 1884, the oldest son of Edwin and Rose (Mauyer) Bennington. He was married to Florence Colburn, December 20, 1911. Mrs. Bennington survives as do two children, Arthur and Marion, who reside at home, his mother, Mrs. Rose Bennington, who lives at Garrattsville, and four brothers, Robert of Edmeston, William of Garrattsville, Fred of Scotia and Sumner of Norwich.
Mr. Bennington was a highly respected farmer of South Hartwick, where he had lived for 20 years. He was also a member of the Mt. Vision Baptist church and took an active part in all church and Sunday school work. He was one of the deacons of the church, of which he was a member and was superintendent of the Sunday school for several years. He was also district superintendent of the Sunday School association of the Otego Valley for several years.
Funeral services were held from the Mt. Vision Baptist Church Wednesday and burial made at Morris.

Bennington Funeral Rites
Are Held at Mt. Vision

Hartwick, July 21---The funeral of Hobart E. Bennington was held in the Mt. Vision Baptist church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. His pastor, Rev. Clyde J. Hulburt, conducted the service, assisted by a former pastor, Rev. George F. Adams of the Hartwick Baptist church. Mrs. George Feldmal and Erwin McIntyre sang “When I Get to the End of the Day.” Many floral tributes showed the high esteem in which Mr. Bennington was held.
Flowers were sent by the Mt. Vision Baptist church, Garrattsville Methodist Episcopal church, Otego Valley Sunday School association, Otego Valley Grange, the class of 1931 of Hartwick High school, of which his son was a member, Hartwick college, neighbors, friends and the family.
The bearers were Adrian Mather, Gilbert Marlette, Erwin McIntyre, Carl Cleveland, Glenn Tilley and Frank Miller. Burial was made in the Morris cemetery.
Friends attending the funeral from away were from Scotia, Norwich, Edmeston, Garrattsville, Burlington, Morris, Oneonta, Schenectady, Milford, Hartwick and Laurens.

Lanning, Dr. Charles Wesley wed to Lillian Paddock About 1935 Cooperstown

Lanning, Dr. Charles Wesley wed to Lillian Paddock About 1935 Cooperstown

Well Known Cooperstown
Couple Bride and Groom

Cooperstown, May 15---Dr. Charles Wesley Lanning and Miss Lillian Paddock, both of this village, were quietly married this morning in the Presbyterian manse on Church street. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Edward C. Petrie, D. D. , pastor of the Presbyterian church. The witnesses were the Misses Phylliss A. and Betty Lanning, daughterS of Dr. Lanning.
Following the service, Dr. and Mrs. Lanning left for a fortnight's wedding trip in the south, which will include also a visit to Washington, D. C. On their return they will reside in the Lanning home on Upper Main street.
Dr. Lanning has been a practicing physician in this village since 1912, and for the past several years has been associated with the staff of the Bassett hospital here as eye, ear and throat specialist. Mrs. Lanning is the daughter of Mrs. Lillian Meacham Shortsleeves, formerly of Columbus, O. For the past three years she has been associated with the Bassett hospital staff as dietitian. Both will have the good wishes of a wide circle of friends.

Lasher, Charlotte Waller 1880- About 1935 New Lisbon Obituary

Lasher, Charlotte Waller 1880-1935 New Lisbon Obituary

Mrs. Herman Lasher of
New Lisbon Passes Away

New Lisbon, May 22---Mrs. Herman Lasher died suddenly about 10 o'clock last night from the effects of a shock which she suffered earlier in the evening. She had been in her usual health and was mowing the lawn when stricken. She died without regaining consciousness.
Charlotte Waller was born in England November 12, 1880. She came to this country when a young girl and located in New York. She married J. Morton there. The family resided in New York for a number of years. Twelve years ago she married Mr. Lasher of Burlington.
Surviving are her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Frances Wallace of Jersey City; and one son, Douglas Morton of Fulton. Both are children of the first marriage.
The funeral will be held at the family home at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Rev. L. C. Denney, rector of the Episcopal church at Morris, will officiate. Interment will be in Burlington.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Myers, Andrew S. 1861-1931 Edmeston Obituary

Myers, Andrew S. 1861-1931 Edmeston Obituary


The death of Andrew S. Myers occurred at his home on South Street, Edmeston, Saturday, April 25. Mr. Myers had been in failing health for several months and about three weeks ago he suffered a shock which was followed by pneumonia from which he succumbed. Andrew Myers was born in South New Berlin, September 18, 1861, the son of Orson Myers and Eliza Smith. His childhood was spent in the vicinity of New Lisbon where he attended the local school. For many years he conducted Myers Mill at New Lisbon and in this business he came into contact with a wide circle of people among whom he made many friends. Mr. Myers was devoted to his home and family and took a deep interest in hunting and fishing. He had been a member of Tianderah Masonic Lodge of Morris for 50 years and was also a member of the Morris Methodist Episcopal church. About six years ago, after the death of his wife, Mr. Myers came to Edmeston to make his home, and during this time he has made many friends. The funeral was held from his late home Tuesday afternoon at 2 oclock, the Rev. Denney, pastor of the Morris Episcopal church officiating and burial was made in Union Cemetery at Edmeston. The service at the grave was conducted by members of Tianderah Masonic Lodge of Morris with an escort of Masons from Edmeston Masonic Lodge. Friends and relatives were present from Syracuse, Cooperstown, Oneonta, Unadilla, Morris, New Lisbon, Norwich, South New Berlin, New Berlin, Utica, Albany, Garrattsville, Fly Creek and Binghamton. Much Sympathy is held for the surviving daughter, Ida Myers Dunbar and the following brother and sister, George Myers of Garrattsville, Mrs. Mary Turner of New Lisbon and several nieces and nephews.

The year of his death is an estimate using a 200 year Calendar. The 25th of April falls on Saturday in 1925, 1931, and 1942.

Myers, Julia Pope 1867-1929 Edmeston Obituary

Myers, Julia Pope 1867-1929  Edmeston Obituary

Mrs. Andrew S. Myers Dies
Friday at New Lisbon Home

Native of Edmeston
But 42 Years Resident of Myers Mills
Funeral This Afternoon

New Lisbon, July 21. --- After four and one-half years of intense suffering Julia E. Pope, wife of Andrew S. Myers, owner of Myers Mills, passed peacefully away at the family home Friday at 1:20 p.m. Through her long illness she had borne her sufferings without a murmur, and with patience that is seldom excelled.
The deceased was born in the town of Edmeston January 1, 1867, a daughter of Seth and Julia (Hawkins) Pope, her early life being passed at that place and Leonardsville. She was educated in the Edmeston High school and taught in district schools for a number of years previous to her marriage to Andrew S. Myers of New Lisbon, March 21, 1887. They began housekeeping and always lived at Myers Mills, where for many years her husband has owned and run the grist mill, she very capably assisting him as long as her health permitted.
She was of a quiet disposition and highly esteemed, a dear wife and mother, kind and considerate to all. Her death not only brings deep sorrow to her family but to a wide circle of friends.
Surviving besides her husband is an adopted daughter, Mrs. Harry Dunbar of Butts Corners; one brother, Daniel Pope of Edmeston; four nieces and two nephews and several cousins.
The funeral will be held at her late home Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. E. E. Hutchinson of Morris will officiate and interment will be in Union cemetery at Edmeston.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Nash, Harry Powers 1860-1936 Cooperstown Obituary

Nash, Harry Powers 1860-1936 Cooperstown Obituary

Harry Powers Nash, 75,
of Cooperstown, Passes

Cooperstown, April 12---Harry Powers Nash, 75, died at 4:30 this morning in the Bassett hospital, where he had been a patient for the last 11 weeks. Death was attributed to the general infirmities of age. He had been in declining health for a year.
The funeral will be held from the funeral chapel of Brown and Tillapaugh, Pioneer street, Tuesday afternoon at 1:30. Rev. Jackson L. Cole, rector of Christ Episcopal church, will officiate, and interment will be in the family plot in the Brick School cemetery in Garrattsville.
Mr. Nash was a son of the late George and Virtue (Wheeler) Nash, and was born in Covington, Ky., October 5, 1860. At the age of 12, his parents came to Garrattsville, where his young manhood was spent. He taught in the rural schools of that locality for several years, following which he took up hotel work. For several seasons he was a clerk in the fashionable Cooper House summer hotel in this village until that hostelry was destroyed by fire in 1891. In May, 1900, Mr. Nash became proprietor of Carr's hotel, well-known old tavern which stood on the present site of Cook's Auto and Supply store. He continued in this until May 1, 1905. Afterward, he engaged in the insurance business in Providence, R. I., and Albany, and his last business connection before coming to Cooperstown four years ago in October to make his home, was with the Pine brothers, makers of cough medicines, in Philadelphia.
He was married in January, 1880, to Miss Mary Edmunds of Garrattsville. The widow survives with one daughter, Mrs. Fred H. Knapp of Albany; and one sister, Mrs. Eunice Slater of Angelica.
He was a member at his death of the Mohican club of this village, and had a wide circle of friends who will experience a personal loss in his passing.

Niles, Catherine (Parker) 1858-1930s Morris Obituary

Niles, Catherine (Parker) 1858-1930s Morris Obituary

Mrs. Edward Niles of
Morris Passes Away

Morris, July 17---After many months of invalidism, Mrs. Edward Niles passed away at the family home on Hargrave street Monday afternoon at 2:15 from the effects of a slight shock, which she suffered recently.
Catherine (Parker) Niles, youngest daughter of Calvin and Eliza Parker, was born March 11, 1858, in Otselic, where she spent her girlhood.
In March, 1880, she married Edward Niles, for many years a well known cheesemaker, operating factories in Sherburne and Maple Grove. Later the family moved to Morris, where for a time Mr. Niles conducted a livery stable. Mr. Niles died in August, 1932.
To them were born four children: Floyd Niles, now residing at Lee Center, Guy Niles of Morris, Mrs. Daniel Warner of Hyde Park, Vt., and Howard Niles, who died in 1921.
The deceased had been a consistent member of the Methodist church for many years and active in all the branches as long as her health permitted. However, her chief interest was in the home, where as a devoted wife and a kind and indulgent mother, her memory will ever be cherished.
Immediate surviving relatives are the three children and nine grandchildren, Edward, Donald, Louise, Lois and John Bradford Niles of Lee Center, Richard, Robert and Jean Warner of Hyde Park, Vt., Mrs. Harry Winner of Oxford, to all of whom sincere sympathy is extended.
The funeral services, conducted by Rev. Dr. C. E. Vermilya, pastor of the Methodist church, will be held in Sloan's Funeral parlors Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be in the family plot on the new part of Hillington cemetery.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Pegg, Rose M. (Carr) 1864-1935 Morris Obituary

Pegg, Rose M. (Carr) 1864-1935 Morris Obituary

Mrs. Rose Pegg Dies at
Home of Morris Daughter

Always Resident of That Vicinity--
Survived by Four Children
And Many Grandchildren

Morris, March 17---Mrs. Rose M. Pegg, widow of John E. Pegg of the town of Morris, who had been seriously ill for the past three weeks, died at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Edwards, in Maple Grove Friday afternoon at 1:45. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Frederick Evenson of Gilbertsville, will be held at the Edwards home in Maple Grove Monday afternoon at 1:30. Interment will be in the family plot beside the husband and son in the new part of Hillington cemetery, Morris.
Rose M. Carr, oldest child of Erastus and Sarahette (Bennett) Carr, was born January 10, 1864, in the town of Butternuts. Later the family moved to the vicinity of Morris, where she spent her girlhood.
On September 14, 1880, she was united in marriage to John E. Pegg of Cherry Valley but nearly all their married life was passed in Morris township.
To them were born five children, Mrs. Lynn Edwards of Maple Grove, Harry Pegg of South Edmeston, Walter Pegg and Ira Pegg of Morris, and Maurice Pegg, who was killed in 1914.
After the death of Mr. Pegg on January 30, 1922, Mrs. Pegg went to Maple Grove to reside with her daughter, where she was tenderly cared for during her many weeks of invalidism.
The deceased was a consistent member of St. Stephen's church in Maple Grove and attended services as long as her health permitted. Mrs. Pegg was a woman of unfailing sympathy and kindness of heart. In the neighborhood of her home she was especially esteemed as she was ever ministering to the wants of others as long as her health permitted.
The immediate surviving relatives are the daughter and three sons mentioned, four grandsons, two granddaughters, one great-granddaughter, two brothers, William H. Carr of Herkimer and George W. Carr of New Lisbon; and two sisters, Mrs. Della Southworth of New Lisbon and Mrs. Nellie Jester of Unadilla, to all of whom sincere sympathy is extended.

Find A Grave Link to Rose M. Carr Pegg  This also has links to her parents, husband, and 3 of her children.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Rainey, Rupert Ward 1879-1935 New Lisbon Obituary

Rainey, Rupert Ward 1879-1935 New Lisbon Obituary

Rupert Ward Rainey of New Lisbon
Passes Away

New Lisbon, July 16---Rupert Ward Rainey, 56, passed away at his home at New Lisbon Friday afternoon. He had been in poor health for about eight years, suffering from diabetes, yet was able to be around and attend his duties until about three weeks ago, when he was taken worse.
He was born near Leonardsville May 6, 1879, where his boyhood was spent. His parents were G. Mott and Algia (Crandall) Rainey. March 21, 1900, he married Minnie Schafer of Warnersville. To them was born one daughter, Ruth, who died in 1921.
The family resided in Oneonta for a few years. Five years ago he bought the late Brayton Coy place at New Lisbon, where he had since resided and where he made many warm friends. A man of sterling character, quiet and unassuming, he was held in high esteem.
Surviving are his wife; two sisters, Mrs. Howard Langworthy of Orchard Park, Mrs. Bruce Bass of Leonardsville; one brother, John D. Rainey of Otego, and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral was held at his home Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Rev. L. N. Davis, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church at Laurens, officiated. Interment was in the family plot at Richmondville.

Reid, Edson wed to Carolyn Rhodes About 1934 Franklin

Reid, Edson wed to Carolyn Rhodes About 1934 Franklin

Well Known Franklin Couple
United in Marriage

Franklin, Nov. 20---Miss Carolyn Rhodes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Rhodes, and Edson Reid, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Reid, both of Franklin, were married at a quiet home wedding at the bride's home Sunday morning at 10 o'clock by the bride's pastor, Rev. Meredith H. Dallman, pastor of the Congregational-Baptist church.
The bride's attendant was her sister, Miss Genevieve Rhodes, and the best man was Everett Goldsmith. The only guests were the immediate families.
When Mr. and Mrs. Reid return from their wedding trip to New York, they will be at home to their friends in their apartment at the Reid farm home.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

We are home from PA

Four Generations of my husband's Davenport line.  Ralph is center front, his son, Lee is front right.  Lee's two children are center back and 2 children for each of them.  Spouses included, of course.

We are back from PA and had a nice trip.  The weather was perfect for our trip down and back and the autumn leaves were beautiful.  We generally take Rt. 81 south from Binghamton, Rt 476 around Scranton, then pick up 81 again all the way to Pine Grove.  There we take 501 over a mountain and on south into miles of farmland.  Many of the farms are Amish or Mennonite owned.  It is nice to see such beautiful farms and the land being used surrounding them.  It was 226.2 miles to our destination in Lititz. 
It was nice to see family and we had a nice visit and trip, but I'm happy to be home again.  Have a great week. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Visiting family in Lititz, PA a few days.

Thank you to everyone that checks out this blog.  I hope you have found information that is helpful.
My husband and I are going to Lititz, PA the 18th through the 22nd to visit his son Lee and family.  With their 2 children and spouses plus 2 kids each, it will be a busy visit.  My husband is 86 and in poor health so this is an important visit for him.
The leaves should be enjoyable to see enroute south.  They are still beautiful here in central NY also.
I will get busy and add more posts when I return.  Have a great weekend. 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Sargent, William wed to Harriet Geraldine Brown 1930s Morris

Sargent, William wed to Harriet Geraldine Brown 1930s Morris

Miss Harriet Brown Bride
of William Sargent, Morris

Young Oneonta Woman Married in Quiet Ceremony

Morris, Nov. 11---Willam Marvin Sargent, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sargent, of Morris township, and Miss Harriet Geraldene Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Brown, of Oneonta, were united in marriage by Rev. F. G. Leonard at the Universalist parsonage in Morris Friday evening at 8 o'clock.
The couple was attended by Gordon W. Cooke and Mrs. Marion Brown.
Mr. and Mrs. Sargent will reside with the groom's parents above town for the present, where the best wishes of their many friends will attend them.

"Marvin William Sargent, aged 44, of Delanson, died November 7 in Buffalo. He was born September 10, 1915, in Morris, the son of Harold and Eleanor (Allen) Sargent. He married Harriet Brown on November 9, 1934, in Morris. Surviving are his wife; four sons, Douglas, Ronald, Marvin and Larry, all of Delanson; two daughters, Olive and Billie of Delanson; three grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Frank Cobb of Morris, and his mother of Morris. Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. Wednesday in Sloan's Funeral Home in Morris, and burial was in Hillington Cemetery in Morris." ["The Otsego Farmer & Republican" (Cooperstown, NY), Thurs., Nov. 12, 1959, Page Two]

So far, I can't find this couple on any census. They lived next to my family on East Street, in Edmeston, NY for awhile. Their children were Douglas, Ronald, Olive, Marvin, Larry, and Billie (a girl).
Olive and I were best friends and we wrote to each other a few years after they moved elsewhere. Delanson, NY was one of the last places they lived.
The kids and I spent many summer days playing and swimming in Wharton Creek and evenings playing hide and seek and softball.
Doug had an old navy raft that we hauled up the creek and floated downstream on many a time. Unfortunately, it washed away with high water.
Douglas would have been born around 1932 or so. The rest were born around 1938 or after.
Their father, William,  died in his 40s of a heart attack. My mother and I attended the funeral at Morris, NY.  He and Geraldine are buried at Hillington Cemetery in Morris, Otsego Co., NY.  Geraldine died in 2006.  I have a photo of their headstone when I locate it.

William and Geraldine Sargent Find A Grave Memorial 

Sherman, Fayette B wed to Mildred Stearns 1935 Unadilla

Sherman, Fayette B wed to Mildred Stearns 1935 Unadilla

Miss Mildred Stearns of
Unadilla Becomes Bride

Weds Fayette Sherman at Evening Ceremony
At St. Matthew's Church
To Make Home in Unadilla

Unadilla, March 7---The wedding of Miss Mildred Gloeckler Stearns and Fayette Burnside Sherman took place at 9 o'clock Wednesday evening in St. Matthew's Episcopal church. The ceremony which was performed by Rev. Yale Lyon, rector of that church, was witnessed by only a few of the near relatives.
After the ceremony, an informal reception was held at the home of the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Van N. Sherman. It was also the 34th anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Sherman.
Guests from away attending the reception were Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Bennett and daughter, Shirley, and son Robert, of Otego.
The bride and groom will make their home in Unadilla, and to them will be extended the best wishes of their friends.

Shove, Lulie Pattengill 1880-1930s Oneonta Obituary

Shove, Lulie Pattengill 1880-1930s Oneonta Obituary

Mrs. Henry Shove

Funeral services fro Mrs. Henry Shove, who passed away Tuesday evening about 11:45 o'clock at her home, 31 Valleyview street, will be held Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the Baptist church at Mr. Vision. Rev. George F. Adams, pastor of the Hartwick Baptist church, will officiate. Burial will be made in the Shove family plot at Mt. Vision.
Lulie Pattengill was born in New Lisbon, April 29, 1880, a daughter of Edward
and Eliza Pattengill. Her early girlhood was spent in New Lisbon, where her
marriage to Attorney Henry Shove occurred in 1904. The couple moved to this
city about 30 years ago. Mrs. Shove was a member of the Rebekahs and order
of Eastern Star.
She was devoted to family and friends and held in high esteem by all.
Surviving are her husband and two children, John S. Shove of Albany and
Miss Ruth Shove of Oneonta; and one brother, Julius Pattengill of Oneonta.
The sympathy of many friends will be extended to them in their bereavement.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Try rechecking persons of interest to you for additions

You might want to recheck people that you are really interested in.  I add more to their posts if I find more of interest.  Also, I have been photographing gravestones as time allows and have quite an accumulation which is going to take me awhile to get them posted with obituaries as well as adding them to their Find A Grave memorials.
Yesterday, in passing Hillington Cemetery in Morris, NY, I circled up to the new part.  It had been raining, which isn't ideal for photographing stones, but since lichen on the stones was wet, I could scrub some down to at least visibility of names and numbers.  I will go another day when the photo op is better.  Every time I circle the driveways, I find more familiar names.  Why didn't they pop out at me before?
We had a hard killing frost last night, our first here in central NY for this fall.  It probably finished off most flowers with gravestones which I had been trying to catch for nicer photos.
Enjoy our week coming up. 

Friday, October 12, 2012

Slater, Linn Wilson 1876-1954 Norwich Obituary

Slater, Linn Wilson 1876-1954

Linn Wilson Slater, 78, 38 Cortland Street died at his home at 5:15 this morning.
Mr. Slater was born October 18, 1876, in Preston, the son of Porter A. and Ellen Clarke Slater. He was married to Edna H. Scribner November 12, 1911, in Scranton, Pa. Of this union there survive a daughter, Mrs. Donald Burr of this city.
Mr. Slater had made his home with his family in this city for the past 12 years. Prior to moving to Norwich he had engaged in farming at both Preston and at Mead's Pond. He operated a dairy farm at Mead's Pond for the last 20 years before his retirement in May of 1942.
Mr. Slater was a member of the First Congregational Church and of the Churchmen's Fellowship of that church.
Besides the wife and daughter he is survived by a son and a daughter by a previous marriage, Carlton A. Slater of Oxford and Mrs. Phillip Ball of Norwich.
Six grandchildren, an aunt, several cousins also survive.
The body is at the residence from where funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon, the Rev.Avery D. Post, pastor of the First Congregational Church officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Friends are invited to call at the residence tonight from 7 to 9 and tomorrow afternoon and evening.
Arrangements are by the Robert J. Fahy Funeral Home.

Smith, Justus 1854-1934 Morris Obituary

Smith, Justus 1854-1934 Morris Obituary

Justus Smith

Morris, Dec. 2---Justus Smith, 80, who had lived alone near the Stetsonville school for a number of years, died shortly after 3 o'clock this afternoon at the home of his niece, Mrs. Marion Miles, below Morris, where he had been staying for the past few weeks. Death was the result of a cerebral hemorrhage which he had suffered recently.
Funeral services, conducted by Rev. F. G. Leonard, pastor of the Universalist church of this village, will be held at Sloan's Funeral parlors Wednesday afternoon at 2:30. Interment will be made in the new part of Hillington cemetery.

Addendum:  His parents are also buried at Hillington Cemetery in the new part and have Find A Grave Memorials now linked to JustusJustus Smith Find A Grave Memorial
1870 Census in Morris NY: Shows his father and mother as:
Albert Smith 36
Sarah Smith 39
Justus Smith 16
Jennie Smith 5 

Smith, Ruth Wright 1909-1935 Pittsfield Obituary

Smith, Ruth Wright 1909-1935 Pittsfield Obituary

Pittsfield Young Woman
Dies Suddenly at Home

New Lisbon, June 24---Mrs. Ruth Smith, aged 26, died suddenly at her home in Pittsfield this morning at 9 o'clock, after about 12 hours illness. Her infant son also died.
The funeral will be held at the family home Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be in Union cemetery at Edmeston.
Ruth Wright was the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gad Wright of Pittsfield, and was born April 20, 1909. She was united in marriage to Harold Smith at Garrattsville March 31, 1928, and most of her life was spent at New Berlin and Pittsfield.
She was a graduate of Oneonta High school in the class of 1927. After her graduation, she held a position for a time in the N. Y. O. & W. station at New Berlin. A young woman of many endearing ways, she was held in the highest esteem by all who knew her.
Besides her husband, she leaves two small children, Howard, aged five, and Norman, aged three; her parents; one sister, Mrs. nelson Joy, and a brother, Frank Wright, bot of Pittsfield; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. LaVerne Pittsley, also of Pittsfield; and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.

Second Obituary: Mrs. Harold Smith

Mrs. Ruth Wright Smith, 26, died suddenly Monday morning, June 24, 1935, at her home in Pittsfield.
She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gad Wright, born in Pttsfield, April 20, 1909. She married Harold Smith, Garrattsville, March 31, 1928, and had resided in New Berlin and Pittsfield practically all her life. She was graduated from Oneonta High School in 1928 and worked for the N. Y. O. & W. station at New Berlin.
Besides her husband and parents she leaves two children, Howard and Norman; one sister, Mrs. Nelson Joy; one brother, Frank Wright, her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Laverne Pittsley, Pittsfield. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon from the family home at 2 p. m. 

Clipping from 1929:  Birth of a Son:  Mr. and Mrs. Bert Smith received announcement Tuesday of the arrival of a baby boy, born Tuesday morning to their son and Daughter-in-law,  Mr. and Mrs. Harold Smith at New Berlin.  The mother was formerly Miss Ruth Wright of this place.  Their many friends extend congratulations. 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Smith, Leonard E. wed to Lillian Mae Breslin Aug 1960

Smith, Leonard E. wed to Lillian Mae Breslin Aug 1960

Lillian Mae Breslin Wed To
Leonard Everett Smith

Lillian Mae Breslin of Gilbertsville and Leonard Everett Smith of Bloomville were united in marriage at 11 a.m. August 5, at the First Baptist Church in Winchester, Va., by the Rev. E. T. Clark.
The bride, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Breslin of Gilbertsville, wore a navy suit and white carnation. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Smith of Bloomville.
A reception for about 60 guests was held in Gilbertsville, where the couple is making their home following a wedding trip through the Southern States. Mr. Smith is employed in Bloomville.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Spencer, Lura (Chamberlain) 1883-1971 Sidney Obituary

Spencer, Lura (Chamberlain) 1883-1971 Sidney Obituary

Laura C. Spencer

SIDNEY --- Mrs. Laura C. Spencer, 88, of 37 Smith St., Sidney, died Thursday, November 25 at The Hospital Sidney after a short illness.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, November 27, at St. Paul's episcopal Church, Sidney, with the Rev. Irving F. Ballert Jr., rector, officiating.
Burial will be later in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Sidney.
Mrs. Spencer was born Nov. 15, 1883 at Trout Creek, the daughter of Alonzo and Ada (Fritts) Chamberlain. She was married to William G. Spencer, March 4, 1914. He died in October 1954.
She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Sidney, and the Unahanna Rebekah Lodge no. 213, Sidney.
Mrs. Spencer is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Harriette Hayes of Sidney, Mrs. Margaret Grant of Kelly Corners, Mrs. May Nichols of Ilion, and Mrs. Elizabeth Allen of Fairport; a brother, Fred Chamberlain of Claremont, Calif.; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two nieces and two nephews.
Friends may call at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Sidney at their convenience after 1 p.m. Friday. The family will be in attendance 7-9 p.m. Friday.
Funeral arrangements are by the C. H. Landers Chapel Sidney.

Spencer----Mrs. Laura C. Spencer, 88, of 37 Smith St., Sidney, died Thursday at The Hospital, Sidney, after a short illness. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Gerald (Harriett) Hayes, Sidney, Mrs. Edwin (Margaret) Grant, Kelly Corners, N. Y., Mrs. Max (Mary) Nichols, Ilion, N. Y., Mrs. Lester (Elizabeth) Allen, Fairport, N. Y.; one brother, Fred Chamberlain, Clairmont, Cal.; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two nieces, two nephews.

The rest of the notice was the same as the one above. The spelling of her name should be Lura instead of Laura.

Stafford, James P. wed to Nelberta A. Armstrong 1956 Morris

Stafford, James P. wed to Nelberta A. Armstrong 1956 Morris

James Stafford Marries
Miss Armstrong in Morris

Miss Nelberta Ann Armstrong, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Armstrong, New Lisbon, became the bride of James Perry Stafford, son of Mrs. Elsie Stafford and the late Frank Stafford, New Lisbon, on Saturday, October 17.
A double ring service was performed by the Rev. Joseph Quinn in Holy Cross Catholic Church here before an altar decorated with white cluster chrysanthemums.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a ballerina length gown of white nylon lace with pearl trim and lace mitts to match. A silk illusion long veil was fastened to a pearl trimmed tiara and she carried a pearl studded prayer book trimmed with white carnations.
The bride's only attendant was her sister, Mrs. Gloria Wessel, Binghamton, who wore a dress of pink satin in princess style and carried an old fashioned nosegay of white mums.
The best man was Donald Armstrong, New Lisbon, brother of the bride.
Mrs. M. Walkdin of Edmeston was organist.
Ushers were Lynn Hoyer of West Winfield and Lynn Harris, Morris.
A reception for 50 guests was held at the home of the bride's parents at New Lisbon.
The bride's table was decorated with silver candelabra, white mums and a three tiered wedding cake.
Afterwards the couple left for a wedding trip to Washington, D. C., Philadelphia, Pa., and Maryland. Upon their return they will reside in Norwich for a time until their new home at New Lisbon is completed.
The bride attended Liberty High School and for some time before her marriage was employed in Bresee's at Oneonta.
The bridegroom is a graduate of Morris Central School and a veteran of World War Two. He is a member of the Masonic Lodge, F &AM, in Morris, and is employed at General Laboratories in Norwich.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Stafford, Ralph S. wed to Lois Ward June 1949 Garrattsville

Stafford, Ralph S. wed to Lois Ward June 1949 Garrattsville

Lois Ward, R. S. Stafford
Wed in Methodist Church
Ceremony at Garrattsville

The Methodist Church at Garrattsville was the setting for the marriage of Miss Lois Ann Ward, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ward of Garrattsville, and Ralph Stanley Stafford, son of Mrs. Elsie Stafford of New Lisbon and the late Frank Stafford.
Baskets of mixed flowers decorated the church for the ceremony which took place Sunday afternoon and was performed by the Rev. Samuel Little.
Miss Barbara Hull, Garrattsville, played traditional wedding music at the piano and accompanied Miss Beverly Ward, sister of the bride, and Clarence Gregory, vocal duet.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride was gowned in eggshell nihon voil with long full sleeves, scalloped yoke, fitted bodice and a full skirt with short train. A shoulder length veil of the same material was fashioned to a head band of matching satin ribbon and flowers. She carried an arm bouquet of ivory roses.
Mrs. Harold Hand attended her sister as matron of honor gowned in light green nylon net over taffeta with short sleeves and full skirt. She wore a matching headdress and carried an arm bouquet of yellow carnations.
Clarence Stafford of Schenectady, brother of the bridegroom, served as best man.
Mrs. Ward chose a gown of grey, rose and white print with black accessories. Mrs. Stafford, mother of the bridegroom, wore a blue and white print gown. Each wore a corsage of white carnations.
The ushers were James Stafford of New Lisbon, brother of the bridegroom, and Harold Hand of West Laurens, brother-in-law of the bride.
A reception was held at the home of the bride's parents for the immediate families and close friends.
The bride's table was decorated with white candles and a three tier wedding cake made by Mrs. Clarence Stafford. The family table was decorated with a centerpiece of pink and white carnations and white candles.
Returning from a wedding trip to Utica, Old Forge and Adirondack Mountains, the couple will live at New Lisbon. 

Link to Obituary for Ralph S. Stafford at Find A Grave Memorial created by Kathryn Hill.

Strait, James T. wed to Flora Pearl Carr 1951 New Lisbon

Strait, James T. wed to Flora Pearl Carr June 1951 New Lisbon

Marriage Announced

New Lisbon --- Mrs. Flora Pearl Carr, New Lisbon, became the bride of James T. Strait, 383 Chestnut St., Oneonta, at a ceremony performed Saturday night at the bride's home by the Rev. J. Ross McCloy, pastor of the Garrattsville United Presbyterian Church.
Attendants were Mr. and Mrs. Vivan Tilyou, West Oneonta.
For her wedding, the bride chose a dress of navy nylon crepe with a corsage of white chrysanthemums and baby breath.
Mrs. Tilyou wore a navy flowered Bemberg dress and a corsage of red roses and baby breath.
Following the ceremony, a wedding luncheon was served by Mrs. Charlotte Vassar, New Lisbon, and Mrs. Gertrude Hickling, West Oneonta.
Following a wedding trip, the couple will live at New Lisbon.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Tilley, Manda 1842-1932 Pittsfield Obituary

Tilley, Manda 1842-1932 Pittsfield Obituary

Mrs. Manda Tilley Dies Friday in Pittsfield

Funeral Services Monday at Laurens M. E. Church
Interment in Laurens Cemetery

Mrs. Manda K. Tilley, who was born in Laurens township in September, 1842, and was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orson Cook of that township, died Friday at 12:30 p. m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mark VanSteenberg, in the town of Pittsfield, after three and a half years' illness which at last developed into pneumonia. She was very tenderly cared for by her son-in-law and daughter, above named and during the last two weeks they were assisted by Mrs. Tilley's niece,  Mrs. Cora Risendorph.  Her husband, who was John Tilley, died over 36 years ago.
Prayer services will be held at the home today (Monday) at noon and will be followed by the funeral at 1:30 p.m., at the Laurens Methodist Episcopal church. Rev. Mr. Crispell, pastor of the Laurens church, will officiate and interment will be in the family plot in the Laurens cemetery.
Besides the daughter above named she is survived by one son, Orson Tilley of Laurens, and a grandson, Ray Tilley, of Mt. Vision, and also by several nieces and nephews. The sympathy of many friends is extended in this bereavement.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

One 'Wright' Name Leads to Many Family Members!

     Kathryn Hill, an active Find A Grave volunteer, posted an obituary for Amy Florence (Hollister) Wright.  She also requested a photo of the gravestone.  Requests for local cemeteries are automaticly sent to me since I signed up for that.  I always check them out for leads as well as cemetery locations, especially cemeteries that I haven't heard of.
     In the obituary, it mentioned that Amy had a son Frank Wright.  I know a Frank Wright, but the one I know locally wasn't of the right age.  However, knowing how names are passed down in families over and over, my curiosity was peeked.  The Frank Wright I know from our Senior Center is in his 90s and as spry as they come and sharp as a tack.  Lo, and behold, after putting in some information on Ancestry Search,  Amy turned out to be Frank's GRANDMOTHER!   Who would have thought it would be a 94 year old's grandmother?  I was thinking, MAYBE, his mother. The father of this Frank Wright was Gad Wright, another of her 5 sons.
     I spent the rest of the afternoon and most of the evening on plugging in name after name and generation after generation from that one bit of information.  With marriages, it led to the names of Gregory, Benjamin, Renwick, and Hume to list just a few of the prominent Butternut Valley names and many of them are buried at Butternut Valley Cemetery.  I pulled up the Butternut Valley Cemetery list and could match up more people that way as well.  Also, several of the people were included on my surname list with further information on their obituaries.
     I wish you fun in researching your family genealogy.  With the internet and all the tools we have available to us, it can be a very rewarding adventure.

Find A Grave for Amy Florence Hollister Wright

Post for Ruth Wright Smith.  Ruth was a granddaughter of Amy Hollister Wright and also a child of Gad Wright.  She was sister to Frank Wright.  She is buried at Union Cemetery, Edmeston, Otsego Co. NY.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Walling, Renfred A. 1943-2004

 Renfred A. Walling 1943-2004
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. — Renfred Andrew Walling, 61, of New Britain, Conn., died Friday, April 16, 2004, in Norwich.
He was born Feb. 2, 1943, in New Berlin, the son of Renwick and Eleanor (Vanwarner) Walling.
His ex-wife, Margaret Walling, survives him.
He spent his childhood in the Bainbridge and New Berlin areas. He attended Central New York School for the Deaf in Rome.
He was a CNC machinist for the Ripley Company of Cromwell, Conn.
Renfred is survived by his son, John Walling of Las Vegas, Nev.; daughter, Jennifer and Juan Dominguez of Hartford, Conn.; three grandchildren, Kai and Evan Walling and Kobe Dominguez; one brother, Clayton Walling of South New Berlin; one aunt, Gessie (Ruth) Hoag of South New Berlin; and nephews, Troy, Kevin and Robert Walling.
There are no calling hours.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today, April 19, 2004, at the Dakin Funeral Home, New Berlin, with the Rev. Charles Taylor of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, New Berlin, officiating.
Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, New Berlin.