Thursday, November 29, 2012

Baker, Howard LeRoy 1878-1947 Norwich Obituary

Baker, Howard LeRoy 1878-1947 Norwich Obituary

H. L. Baker Dies at 69

NORWICH, ---Howard LeRoy Baker, 69, former Ontario and Western Railroad engineer, died Saturday at his home, 29 Fair st., following confinement at home during the last three weeks. He had been in failing health since last March when he was forced to retire.
Baker was born in Oxford, son of Joseph E. and Anne Wheeler Baker. On
Oct. 5, 1904 he was married to Elizabeth King at their present residence on Fair st.
He leaves his widow; one sister, two nieces, Mrs. George Sleeper and Miss Grace Colton, Sherburne; one nephew, J. Clifford Baker, Sherburne.
The body will lie at rest at the family home from 10 A.M. Sunday morning till 3 P.M. Monday at which time the body will be removed to the Robert J. Fahy Funeral Home. Services will be held Tuesday at 2 P.M. The Rev. Thomas Swales officiating. Burial will be in the family plot in Mt. Home Cemetery.

Using for research, on the 1910 census, Howard was 31 years old.
No where on the census reports through the years were any children listed. As far back as 1910, Howard was listed as a railroad engineer and also on the 1940 census, he was listed as a steam railroad engineer.

According to his headstone on Find a Grave, his birth year was 1878 and he died March 8, 1947. 


Bridges, Merritt L. 1868-1929 Morris Obituary

Bridges, Merritt L. 1868-1929 Morris Obituary

Death of Attorney Merritt L. Bridges

Former District Attorney and
Widely Known Morris Attorney
Funeral Friday Afternoon

Former District Attorney Merritt L. Bridges, one of the most widely known members of the Otsego county bar, died at his home at Morris Wednesday, following a decline of several months' duration. Funeral services will be held from Zion Episcopal church at Morris this Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The rector, Rev. E. E. Hutchinson, will officiate and interment will be made in the family plot in Hillington cemetery.
Mr. Bridges was a son of former Assemblyman Nathan H. Bridges and Fannie (Bingham) Bridges, and he was born at Morris August 25, 1868, and following his graduation from the High school of his native village in 1887, he entered the Albany Law school, by which institution he was graduated in 1899. In the following September he was admitted to the New York state bar and until the death of his father was associated with him in the practice of his profession, since he having practiced alone. He was district attorney of Otsego county 1900-1905 and has enjoyed a lucrative practice for years, having been entrusted with many estates in the surrogate's court.
Mr. Bridges married Miss Anna Mary Shanessy May 14, 1902, and she with three children, Maurice N., Elsie Mary, and Merritt Lyman Bridges, Jr. survive him. He leaves also one brother, Frank L. Bridges, a well known banker of Liberty, and one sister, Mrs. William Johnson of Brooklyn.
The deceased was a member of Tianderrah lodge, No. 605, F. & A. M. of Morris and of Norwich Commadery, No. 46, Knights Templar of Norwich, and an attendant of Zion Episcopal church. He was a member of the board of education of the Morris High school and for a number of years was its president. He also had been a member of the village board of trustees. He also was a director of the Otsego County Bar association from 1924-1927.
Mr. Bridges had a wide circle of friends, his genial and cordial nature attracting them and the fine attributes of his mind and heart holding them. Capable as an attorney, upright and honorable as a citizen and loyal in his friendships all who knew him will learn with regret of his death and deplore his passing.

Find A Grave memorial for Merritt L. Bridges 
This includes several links to his family.

Bunn, Vernon P. 1929-2012 Utica Obituary

November 9, 2012

Vernon P. Bunn

The Daily Star
---- — Vernon P. Bunn
UTICA — Vernon P. Bunn, 82, of Utica, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at Bassett Healthcare Network in Cooperstown, with his family by his side.
He was born Dec. 4, 1929, in the town of New Lisbon, the son of Harry and Harriet (Hickling) Bunn. He married Barbara Hull on June 12, 1954, at the United Methodist Church in Morris.
Vernon was a 1947 graduate of Morris Central School. He served in the United States Army from 1950 to1952 in Korea. Vernon was a proud member of the American Legion, Post 229, in Utica.
He was employed as a technician with Western Union for 34 years, retiring in 1988. He was then employed with Contel and GTE, retiring again in 1995.
Vernon loved being with his family; playing Sudoku, crossword puzzles and his computer. How he cherished and delighted in his cat, Will, who he would walk on a leash everyday. Vernon was the consummate handyman and his woodworking skills have been gifted to many of those he helped.
His wife, Barbara; his daughter, Lori (Ron) Higgins of Richfield Springs; brother-in-law, Donald (Doris) Hull of Garrettsville; sisters-in-law, Dawn Hull of Burlington Flats, Shirley (Weldon) Breaux of Sulphur, La., Holly Bunn of Morris and Betty Poling of Palm Bay, Fla.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins survive Vernon.
His parents; his son, Thomas, in 1969; his brothers James, Francis and Richard; and his dear cat, Will, predeceased Vernon.
Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Heintz Funeral Home, 408 Herkimer Road, Utica.
Calling hours will be from noon until 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, 30 South St., Edmeston.
Funeral services for Vernon will be private in the Edmeston Union Cemetery, Edmeston.
Contributions may be made in Vernon’s memory to Stevens-Swan Humane Society, 5664 Horatio St., Utica, NY 13502.
Funeral arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston and condolences to the family may be left online at

Photos of Vernon and his family
Can be found on the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home site online.

Card, Alice L. (Eldred) 1911-2004 New Lisbon Obituary

Alice Louise Card
NEW LISBON — Alice Louise Card, 93, of New Lisbon died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004, at Otsego Manor, town of Otsego.
She was born Sept. 2, 1911, in the town of Laurens, the daughter of A. Burton and Carrie Eldred.
She married Steward Card on July 2, 1932, in Mount Vision. He died May 17, 1979. She was a homemaker and lifelong resident of the Mount Vision/Laurens area until 1947, at which time they purchased their farm in New Lisbon.
She was a former member of the New Lisbon Women’s Club, the Garrattsville Senior Citizens Club, the Garrattsville Emergency Squad and the Firemen’s Auxiliary. She had served on the Town of New Lisbon Election Board for many years.
She enjoyed cooking and baking for her grandchildren and enjoyed family gatherings and her many friends.
Alice is survived by her daughters, Marjorie Lasher of Garrattsville and Marie Holt and husband Richard of New Lisbon; and a son, Harold Card and wife Betty of Maryland. Alice was blessed with 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and many friends.
She was predeceased by a son-in-law, Ralph H. Lasher; sisters, Ethel Bennett, Hazel George and Doris Gladstone; and brothers, Carl and Alfred Eldred.
Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004, at the Johnston Funeral Home in Morris.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2004, at the funeral home with the Rev. Douglas Gray officiating. Burial will follow in the Lena Cemetery, town of New Lisbon.
Funeral arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.

This is a more recent Butternut Valley family obituary that was from The Daily Star in Oneonta, NY.  

Find a Grave for Alice L. (Eldred) Card 

Carpenter, Charles H. wed to Myraette Wood – Morris 1930s

Carpenter, Charles H. wed to Myraette Wood – Morris 1930s


Morris, Jan. 10—Announcement has been received here of the marriage Saturday of Miss Myranette Wood, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Wood of Sidney, to Charles H. Carpenter of Sidney. Mrs. Carpenter formerly resided in Morris where she made many friends, all of whom will extend best wishes for future happiness.

On the 1940 census: Charles was 36 years of age and his occupation was listed as
State Trooper with the State Police. Myraette was 30 years of age. No children were listed.

On the 1920 census: She is listed as the 10 year old daughter of George and Lillian Wood in Morris, NY.  A 13 year old brother Clausen is also listed.

On the 1930 census: Myraette is listed as 20 and living with her parents George A. and Lillian M. Wood in Sidney, NY.   Her father's occupation is listed as electrician, and Myraette's is listed as bookkeeper at a bank.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

George, Levi 1884-1943 New Lisbon Obituary

George, Levi 1884-1943 New Lisbon Obituary

Levi George Dies At New Lisbon

New Lisbon---Levi George, well known and much esteemed resident of New Lisbon, passed away in his sleep, some time Wednesday night of a heart ailment. He was apparently in his usual health when he retired that night, but when he failed to respond to his wife's call that morning, she went to his room and found him dead.
Funeral services will be held from Sloans funeral parlor in Morris Sunday at 2. Dr. C. E. Vermilya, Greene, formerly of Morris, will officiate. Burial will be in Hillington cemetery, Morris.
He was born at New Lisbon March 1, 1884, the son of Samuel and Harriett (Smith) George. With the exception of a few years when the family resided at West Laurens, his entire life had been spent at New Lisbon. He married Miss May Southworth, New Lisbon, Sept. 34, 1901, and their married life was spent on a farm. He served the town of New Lisbon as highway superintendent for 12 years.
Surviving beside his wife are five sons, Leroy George, New Lisbon; Smith and Dr. E. Clark George, Garrattsville; Myron George, Burlington Flats; Sgt. Robert George, Langley field, Va.; and two daughters, Mrs. Harriett Robinson, Delhi; and Mrs. Martha Harrington, Mt. Vision; one half-sister, Mrs. Cora Hay; Connecticut; three grandchildren, Anita George, New Lisbon, Elaine Robinson, Delhi, and Deland George, Burlington Flats.
Not alone was his sudden death a great shock to the family but to the community. A kind and helpful friend and neighbor, he leaves many friends who regret his passing and extend their sincere sympathy to the family.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving

I wish all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Hopefully, it is with family. 
We can be thankful for so many things in our modern lives.  In typing up these early obituaries, I certainly am thankful for modern medicine, in particular.  These people led active lives and had fairly healthy diets from their farming efforts.  However, the end stages of their lives were often quite trying with pain and long drawn out invalidism.  I can't help but notice that many had strokes (or shocks as they seem to call them).  At least with our blood pressure and cholesterol medications, we seem to have less of those or at least postpone them. 

Having some dental issues of late, I have thought of how much people must have suffered with teeth gone
bad.  Imagine having extractions without novacaine.  Oye! 

 I'm very thankful for my family and being able to be with part of them for Thanksgiving.  Travel safe if you are traveling.  

Gloeckler, James wed to Julia Hall 1940s Unadilla

Gloeckler, James wed to Julia Hall 1940s Unadilla

Unadilla Girl Weds

Unadilla, Dec. 27---Miss Julia Hall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel S. Hall of Unadilla, and James Gloeckler of Sidney were married Saturday evening in the Methodist Episcopal parsonage by Rev. T. A. Rich. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Loomis of Unadilla. The bride, a graduate of Unadilla High school, has been teaching several years. Mr. Gloeckler, formerly of Unadilla, for the past several years has been employed by Whitaker and Son at Sidney. Their home will be in Sidney.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Gorton, Charles 1852-1934 New Lisbon Obituary

Gorton, Charles 1852-1934  New Lisbon Obituary

Lifelong Resident of New Lisbon Succumbs

New Lisbon, Jan. 15---Charles Gorton, an aged and lifelong resident of the town of New Lisbon, died at his home at Garrattsville at 1:30 this morning from the infirmities of age. He was 81.
Mr. Gorton was a son of Joseph and Mary Ann (Reed) Gorton. He was born and had always lived on the farm where he died. He is survived by his wife, Jennie Barcom, whom he married 30 years ago.
The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 at the home. Rev. Stanley Moody; pastor of the Presbyterian church, will officiate. Interment will be in the Butternut Valley cemetery.

According to the 1900 census, Charles Gorton was born February 1852.
Going further back on census reports, his father was born about 1819 and his mother about 1822. He appears to have been an only child, and there are no children apparent for Charles and Jennie. They were married about 1904 and at age 81,  I estimate his year of death about 1934. He was still listed as a dairy farmer on the 1930 census. 


Gregory, Dr. Clifford wed to Virginia E. Guild 1940s Oneonta

Gregory, Dr. Clifford wed to Virginia E. Guild 1940s Oneonta


Dr. Clifford C. Gregory, dentist, with offices in the Physicians building at 76 Chestnut street, was united in marriage Saturday evening with Miss Virginia E. Guild, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Guild of Walton, at the residence of the bride's parents on South street in that village, in the presence of about 150 relatives and friends. The ceremony was performed by Rev. William N. Tuttle, pastor of the First Congregational church. The bride is the daughter of the president of the Walton and Sidney National banks and is a young woman held in high esteem in Walton. Following her graduation from the Walton High school she attended Wheaton college at Norton, Mass., from which institution she graduated last month. Mr. and Mrs. Gregory are away for a two weeks' trip, returning from which they will take up their residence in this city.


Hanford, Ida W. (Terwilliger) 1886-1929 Unadilla

Hanford, Ida W. (Terwilliger) 1886-1929 Unadilla

Mrs. Harry Hanford Dies
At Her Home in Unadilla

Esteemed Resident of Unadilla Succumbs
in Middle Age---Funeral Services

Unadilla, Nov. 24---Ida W. Terwilliger, wife of Harry Hanford, passed into rest at 5:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon. The funeral will be held at the home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Freedom chapter, O. E. S., of which she was conductress, will attend in a body, and conduct their burial service. Rev. Frank R. James, assisted by Rev. John T. Lyon, will be the officiating clergyman.
Mrs. Hanford was born in Kerhonksen, May 13, 1886. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Terwilliger. She was united in marriage with Harry Hanford 17 years ago. She is survived by her husband, two sons, Donald Wallace 16, and Robert Herman four, by her mother-in-law, Mrs. Minnie Hanford, with whom they came to live when Mr. Hanford died August 29, 1928, and who loved her as an own daughter; her father, William H. Terwilliger of Kerhonksen; one sister, Mrs. Arthur Osterhout of Accord, and five brothers, George Terwilliger of Millwood, John D. of Pleasantville, William A. of Endicott, and Edward L. and Theron D. of Kerhonksen.
Mrs. Hanford was a member of the Unadilla Methodist Episcopal church and of Freedom chapter, O. E. S. She was an ideal wife, mother and daughter, always happy and cheerful in her home life, doing her part in home, church and society. She bore her suffering of months, without a murmur and never gave up while it was possible for her to do something for others.
The family has the sincere sympathy of a large circle of friends, that one so young, so capable and so cheerful must leave, when it seemed as though she was so much needed, and so ready and willing to do for others.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Hickling, Addie C. 1861-1934 Edmeston Obituary

Hickling, Addie C. 1861-1934 Edmeston Obituary

Mrs. Addie C. Hickling

Mrs. Addie C. Hickling, whose death was briefly noted in Wednesday's issue of The Star, passed away Monday evening at her home in Edmeston, after an illness of nearly three months. She was born November 21, 1861, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dorr Colegrove, and her entire life was spent in this vicinity.
She was a member of the Second Baptist church of Edmeston, was a loyal Christian and a devoted mother.
September 23, 1879, she was united in marriage with Frederick Hickling, who survives with three sons, Murray, of Greeley, Col., and Guy and Dorr of Edmeston, two daughters, Rosemond and Susan of Edmeston, six grandchildren, and one great grandchild.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon and burial was in the Union cemetery at Edmeston. 

Listed in the 1934 Edmeston Statistics:
 Oct. 15---Addie C. Hickling, 72. 

Hickling, Julia (Gregory) 1871-1940s New Lisbon Obituary

Hickling, Julia (Gregory) 1871-1940s New Lisbon Obituary

Last Rites Held for New Lisbon Resident

Funeral for Mrs. Julia Hickling Largely Attended
At Late Home at New Lisbon

New Lisbon,m Nov. 23---Funeral services for Mrs. Julia (Gregory) Hickling, who died at the Parshall hospital, Oneonta, following an operation, were held at her late home at New Lisbon Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock with a large attendance of relatives, neighbors, and friends.
The services were conducted by Rev. H. E. Danielson, pastor of the Baptist church at Morris. Two duets, “Under His Wing” and “He Hideth My Soul.” were sung by Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Danielson. A number of floral tributes were sent by relatives and friends.
The bearers were Fred Gregory, Smith Gregory, William Hickling, Howard Colburn, Chauncey Yager and Lewis Thrope.
Interment was in the Butternut Valley cemetery.
Mrs. Hickling was born at New Lisbon, June 29, 1871, the only daughter of Henry and Imogene (Babcock) Gregory. February 25, 1895, she married Charles Hickling of New Lisbon who died January 19, 1934. A short time previous to her death she went to Laurens to spend the winter with her cousin, Miss Abbie Gregory.
She was a member of the Baptist church at New Lisbon Center and a woman with deep consideration for others. The sympathy of a wide circle of friends will be extended to the relatives.
Surviving are two brothers, Fred Gregory and Smith Gregory of New Lisbon; a step-son, William Hickling, who resides near the parental home; one aunt, Mrs. Chester Harrington of Lena; one step-granddaughter. Miss Claudine Hickling, two nephews and several cousins.
Among those attending the services from out of town were William Hickling and daughter, Leone May, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hickling of Homesville; Clayton Gregory, Utica; Mr. and Mrs. B. Felps, Morris; Mr. and Mrs. Leon Gregory, Miss Abbie Gregory and Mrs. Eliza Hopkins, Laurens, and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Colburn of Burlington.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Holdridge, John W. wed to Gertrude M Walton -- Morris

Holdridge, John W. wed to Gertrude M. Walton -- Morris

Walton—Holdridge Nuptials

Miss Gertrude Marie Walton, oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Walton of Lower Dimmock Hollow, was united in marriage to John William Holdridge, son of Mrs. DeForest Holdridge of Burlington, in Zion Episcopal church, here, Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. The ceremony was performed by the rector, Rev. L. Curtis Denney, in the presence of the immediate families and a few intimate friends. Miss M. Mabel Grafton, organist of Zion church, played the wedding march.
The bride was given in marriage by her father. She was attended by her sister, Miss Mary Walton. The best man was Donald Holdridge, brother of the groom.
Mrs. Holdridge is a member of the class of 1935, Morris Central school. Mr. Holdridge is a prosperous young farmer. They will reside on the Holdridge farm in Burlington, attended by the west wishes of their many friends.

Addendum:  On the 1940 census:  John was a farmer and head of the household at age 31, Gertrude was his wife, age 24, and their son John Jr., age 3 years.  Also, listed are his mother Rosa Holdridge, 60,  and 2 brothers, DeForest, 27 and Donald, age 21.  Rosa and the last two sons had lived on the same farm in 1935 and all were listed as farmers.  John had lived in Rocklyn, NY in 1935. 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Isbell, Frank 1866- 1940s Morris Obituary

Isbell, Frank 1866- 1940s Morris Obituary

Frank Isbell

Morris, May 17---Frank H. Isbell of Morris, who had been in a critical condition at his home on Main street for a week as the result of cerebral hemorrhages. The first occurring the evening of May 9, died this morning
at 3 o'clock.
Funeral services, conducted by Rev. L. Curtis Denney, will be held at Zion Episcopal church Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Interment will be in the family plot on the flat in the old part of Hillington cemetery.

On the 1880 census Frank is listed as age 14, son of Seymour and Anice L. Isbell. Seymour was born in NY, but his parents were born in CT.

On the 1900 census his wife is listed as Flora, born Jan 1869. No note of children is listed. His occupation was listed as liveryman.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Johnson, LaVerne 1910-1945 Unadilla Obituary

Johnson, LaVerne 1910-1945  Unadilla Obituary

Tractor Victim Dies at Sidney

Unadilla---LaVerne Johnson died yesterday morning at Sidney Hospital as a result of injuries suffered in a tractor accident May 25.
Born March 23, 1910, in Norwich, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jed Johnson, he was married April 18, 1931, in Unadilla to Bernice Stanley. He also is survived by two children, Patricia and Richard, Sidney; his parents: five brothers, Dr. Seth Johnson of Ithaca, Dr. Sam Johnson of Kimber Hook, Dr. Morris Johnson of Hudson, Ray Johnson of Gilbertsville and Robert Johnson of Hudson; three sisters, Mrs. S.W. Utely of Kinder Hook, Mrs. Floyd Stanley of New York City and Mrs. George Winn of Atlantic City, N. J.
Most of his life had been spent in Unadilla. He was a member of the Odd Fellows here and the Unadilla Grange.
Funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. in the Joyce Funeral Parlors. The Rev. Wilton J. Dubrick of Sidney Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Unadilla.

There are links to other family members.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Kramer, Robert L. wed to Maxine J. Elliott 1940s Garrattsville

Kramer, Robert L. wed to Maxine J. Elliott 1940s Garrattsville

Oneontan Takes Bride
At Garrattsville Church

White and Purple lilacs decorated the United Presbyterian church at Garrattsville, for the nuptials at 12, Saturday, of Maxine J. Elliott, Garrattsville, and Robert Louis Kramer, 52 Spruce St. Rev. Byron E. Myers, pastor, read the service.
Mrs. Irving Pugh, Unadilla Forks, played a recital of traditional wedding selections and accompanied Eugene Brase, West Winfield, the soloist.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Elliott, Garrattsville, and the bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kramer, New York City.
Mr. Elliott escorted his daughter and gave her away. She chose to be married in street length white, with white picture hat, and corsage of red roses.
Her sister-in-law Mrs. Donald W. Elliott, Garrattsville, was matron of honor, and attired in powder blue crepe with white accessories. Yellow rose formed her corsage.
Mrs. Elliott, mother of the bride was in navy blue crepe with white accessories. The bridegroom's mother selected a black dress.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Lull, Barbara About 1948 New Lisbon Obituary

Lull, Barbara About 1948 New Lisbon

Find Missing Girl's Body,
Kin of Area Residents

New Lisbon---Body of Miss Barbara Lull, 19, student at Keuka college, who disappeared Jan. 3 from Willard state hospital where she was doing special work in connection with her training, was found Tuesday in Seneca lake.
Funeral services were held from the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Lull, Rochester, Sunday afternoon.
Surviving beside her parents are two brothers, David and Roger Lull, Rochester; her grandmother, Mrs. Grace Lull, and uncle, Howard Lull, New Lisbon. Mr. Lull left Saturday to attend the funeral. No motive except ill health and perhaps her strenuous work has been found which would have caused her to take her own life.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Prisoner Tells of Life in Los Banos Japanese Camp

Cooper, Hugh--- Prisoner Tells of Life in Jap Camp (No date)

For Veteran's Day, I am including this letter of what life was like as a Japanese prisoner
of war.  There is no date on the newspaper clipping of this letter, but the raid on Los Banos
interment camp took place Feb. 23, 1945.   


Many of us saw pictures at Smalley's theatre showing the emaciated condition of the prisoners released from the Jap prison at Los Banos, near Manila, Phillipine Islands, so the following letter written by Hugh Cooper to his wife at South Gate, Cal., and sent to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Cole in Sidney, will be interesting reading. Mr. Cooper was assistant administrator in the navy yard at Cavite and had been a prisoner of the Japs since they captured the city of Manila. The letter follows:

Dearest Grace and family---Am free from the Japs at last. The Army sure pulled off our relief at the right time as we were about starved; 87% of our camp had beri-beri and very few could do more than the very lightest kind of work.
I weigh 88 pounds but will soon be O. K. again on good chow. The Japs were giving us only 150 grams of rice, no meat and very little vegetables per day. We were eating snakes, rats, cats, slugs, dogs, banana roots and stems of all kinds, weeds as greens, in fact almost anything, even garbage.
We have had no sugar for months and not even salt for the last few days. I have been eating copra cake (stock food) to cure my beri-beri and have reduced it very much. Can get my shoes on for the first time in three months.
Have had two good meals and am feeling much better. The Army pulled off a fine piece of work to get us out from behind the Jap lines. We came across Laguna Bay in amphibian tanks.
Received one personal package and three letters from you and have written you every chance I got. Am proud of my family, and hope to be with you soon.
I was sent from St. Tomas with the first 600 and for six months I did sewing for the whole camp, over 800 pieces of clothing repaired by hand in six months; worked 8 to 10 hours per day. Had to get a pair of glasses from Art Fisher and have had to use them ever since for reading.
A Navy officer is contacting Washington to see what is to be done with us. I hope we are to be sent home for six months leave.
Burton Fonger and Betty Lou Gewalt both died in Los Banos. Mr. Foley was killed and Mrs. Foley had an arm shot off in St. Tomas when the Japs shelled the camp.
I am sorry that most of my news is bad but we sure have been thru Hell. My next letter may be more cheerful. Lots of love to you all.
Hugh Cooper.”

Wikipedia on Los Banos raid    The raid at Los Banos is extensively covered on Wikipedia with background of the area, numbers of prisoners, and the raid strategics.   

Friday, November 9, 2012

Mele, Frank wed to Helen Webster 1930 Cooperstown

Mele, Frank wed to Helen Webster 1930 Cooperstown

Miss Helen Webster Marries
Frank Mele of Hartwick

Cooperstown, July 17---Miss Helen Mary Webster, the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orrin Webster of 91 Beaver street, this village, and Frank H. Mele, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mele of Hartwick, were quietly married at the residence of the Rev. N. B. Ripley in Milford on Tuesday afternoon.
They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Clifford L. Russell of this village. The bride wore a gown of flowered georgette, with hat and shoes to match. Immediately after the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. Mele left on a honeymoon trip to Buffalo and Niagara Falls. Upon their return next week to Cooperstown, they will board for a time, beginning housekeeping in the fall. Both are well-known and popular young residents of the village, and their many friends will extend congratulations and best wishes for long years of happily wedded life.
Mr. Mele is one of the chauffeurs on the Mary Imogene Bassett hospital ambulance, and is also popularly known by baseball fans for his splendid work on the Otsego Lake community ball team, during the present and past seasons.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Miller, Iona 1879-1930 Edmeston Obituary

Miller, Iona 1879-1930 Edmeston Obituary

Farmhand at Edmeston Holds
Threat to Commit Suicide

Edmeston, Feb. 28----While his employer, Grace Rood, was summoning the state police, Iona Miller, 51-year-old farmhand, walked away from her into the kitchen of the Rood home on Edmeston R. D. 2 and sent a charge of shot from a 12-gauge single barrel shotgun through the jugular vein on into his head from the right side of his throat to cause instant death.
His act came on top of threats of self-destruction which he had made at various times ---threats which are believed to have been brought about by suffering with stomach trouble for several months.
Before he fired the fatal shot he notified his employer of his intention and while she was getting in touch with State Troopers E. C. Elmendorf and V. D. Hemmer, members of troop C at Sidney, stationed at Edmeston, carried out the act between 2 o'clock and 2:15 Friday afternoon.
The employer did not enter the room in which Miller met his death until the police arrived. The body was not touched until Coroner B. F. Bancroft of Garrattsville arrived and gave permission to move it to Houck's undertaking rooms.
Mr. Miller has lived in the vicinity of Edmeston and Burlington Flats all of his life. He had been employed at the Rood farm four years. Surviving him are a daughter, who is at school, Miss Rosemary Miller, and a son, Ernest Miller, of West Exeter. Funeral arrangements have not been made but it has been decided that interment will be made at Burlington Flats.

Robison, Howard wed to Harriet George Abt 1935 New Lisbon

Robison, Howard wed to Harriet George Abt 1935 New Lisbon

Well Known New Lisbon Couple
Wed at Morris

Miss Harriet George Becomes Bride
of Howard Robison at Pretty
Armistice Day Ceremony-
Groom Employed in

New Lisbon, Nov. 12---A pretty wedding took place in Zion Episcopal church at Morris Monday evening at 8 o'clock, when Harriet George, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Levi George of New Lisbon became the bride of Leland Robison son of Mr. and Mrs. Leland Robison, also of New Lisbon. Rev. Curtis Denny, rector of the church, officiated.
Miss Bertha Rose of Edmeston was bridesmaid and Frederick Dockstader of New Lisbon, a classmate of Mr. Robison, was best man.
Miss Mable Grafton presided at the organ. Only the immediate families and sister of the groom attended the ceremony.
The bride was attired in a gown of blue silk crepe with white accessories.
Following the ceremony, a reception and wedding dinner was given at Garrattsville. Later in the evening they left on a brief wedding trip to Albany, Schenectady and other places along the Hudson River.
Both bride and groom are among the most popular young people of New Lisbon, having a host of friends who will join in wishing them happiness.
The bride is a graduate of Morris High school and at present is employed at the home of Miss Lucinda Johnson at New Lisbon.
The groom is also a graduate of Morris High school and Delhi Agriculture school, class of 1934, and has a position at Hamilton Dairy farms at Oneonta. 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Russ, Ernest wed to Carrie E. Hughes, May 1930

Russ, Ernest wed to Carrie E. Hughes,  May 1930

Carrie E. Hughes Is Wed
To Ernest Russ at Schenevus

Schenevus, June 30---A very pretty wedding was solemnized Saturday afternoon at four o'clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Hughes when their eldest daughter, Carrie E. Hughes, was united in marriage to Ernest Russ of Chaseville.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Stone, Sheffield F. 1858-1934 Morris Obituary

 The Stone plot is up on the mound to the right at Butternut Valley Cemetery

SHEFFIELD  F.  STONE   1858-1934

Stone, Sheffield F. 1858-1934 Morris Obituary

Sheffield Stone

Morris, Nov. 23---Sheffield F. Stone, 76, veteran hunter, and one of the most respected citizens of the town of Morris, died at the family home Thursday evening at 7:45 after many weeks of illness.
Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Dr. C. E. Vermilya, will be held at the Methodist church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be in the family plot at the Brick schoolhouse cemetery.

Addendum: His date of death was Nov. 22, 1934. If there is an obituary with more information, I don't have one in the Mary Boice Gale Collection. I do have more information on him since he was my Grandfather William E. Stone's half brother.

Sheffield Fordyce Stone was born March 15, 1858 at Burlington, NY to Isaac Aylesworth and Phebe (Talbot) Stone, the oldest son of their 5 sons. He was a direct descendent of Arthur Aylsworth as well as Simon Stone. He married Arabelle R. Haynes in 1890. According to the 1900 census, they had one child, but none were living.
In 1892 they were living in Otego, NY, but moved to Morris in 1902 and lived there the rest of their lives. He was a blacksmith much of his life. On the 1925 and 1930 census, his occupation was listed as a farmer.

Link to Sheffield Stone Find A Grave Memorial
and more links to Stone family members. 

His brothers were:
Archibald Talbot Stone 1860-1925
Jesse Isaac Stone 1862-1945
Dwight E. Stone 1862-1940
Arthur Grant Stone 1866-

A half sister Mary Stone 1869 was born to
his father's second wife, Mary Bugbee Stone

To his father's third wife, Mary Jane Gardner Stone
were born:

Jasper Decatur Stone 1874-1965
Nettie D. Stone 1876-1904
Henry F. Stone 1884
William Elhanan Stone 1888-1919
Elmer L. Stone 1891-

His parents are buried at Butternut Valley Cemetery north of Garrattsville, NY as are his siblings and many other Stone relatives. His Grandfather was the Rev. Isaac Stone who spent his life as a Methodist minister in northern NY state.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Vermilya, Rev. Dr. Charles E. 1872-1950 Obituary

Vermilya, Rev. Dr. Charles E.  1872-1950

"MORRIS - Residents have received word that the Rev. Charles E. Vermilya, Methodist pastor of Morris and Garrattsville from 1930-1941, had died of a heart attack on February 2 at Penney Farms, Florida. The funeral was February 4 in First Methodist Church, St. Petersburg, Fla., and the body was cremated for commital in Hillington Cemetery, Morris." ["The Otsego Farmer & Republican" (Cooperstown, NY), Fri., Feb. 17, 1950, Page Six]

Vermilya, Goldie (Fausey) 1871-1936 Morris Obituary

Vermilya, Goldie Fausey 1871-1936 Morris Obituary

Severe Burns Bring About Death of Minister's Wife

Heart Unable to Stand Strain of Long Illness
of Mrs. C. E. Vermilya, Morris---
Funeral Services Saturday

Morris, Aug. 20---Mrs. Charles E. Vermilya, beloved wife of Rev. Dr. Charles E. Vermilya of the Morris Methodist church, died at 8:40 Tuesday evening at the Chase Memorial hospital in New Berlin, where she had been a patient for 23 hours. Mrs. Vermilya had been confined to bed for five and one-half months as the result of severe burns. This long inactivity made it necessary to bring dormant muscles and joints into action again, but due to a heart affliction, she was unable to stand the strain. Her condition became critical Monday night and she was taken to the hospital where she gradually failed.
Goldie Fausey Vermilya, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Fousey, was born July 22, 1871, near Gibsonburg, Ohio. She was married to Dr. Vermilya June 21, 1899, in Delaware, Ohio, where each had been attending college. For three years they were in school together in Boston, Mass. In 1902, with her husband, she took up the actual responsibilities of a pastor's wife and homemaker in Fargo, N. D. Together they had been in the service of the Methodist church in that state, California, New York city and six years ago they came to reside in Morris.
She leaves one son and two daughters, Harold Fay Vermilya of Maplewood,
N. J., Mrs. E. H. Gray, Woodland, Cal., and Miss Mildred Glenn Vermilya, employed at the Homer Folks Memorial hospital, Oneonta; her husband; and a sister, Mrs. R H. Gregory of Hollywood, Cal.
The daughter in California cannot be present for the funeral which will take place in the Methodist church here Saturday at 2 o'clock. Dr. W. Gray Jones, superintendent of the Oneonta district of the Methodist church, will be in charge of the service.
As a pastor's wife, Mrs. Vermilya desired only to be one of the women of the church and play her part without any desire to hold offices which might prevent the development of local leadership. She loved her home and was devoted to all the interests of the home. She was a good mother, a good home builder, and always interested in the promotion of the welfare of others.


Wright, Dr. Milton G. Cooperstown Funeral About 1931-32

Wright, Dr. Milton G. Cooperstown Funeral About 1931-32

Dr. Milton G. Wright Buried
In Family Plot at Hartwick

Many Attend Funeral of Well Known Mt. Vision
Physician—Cooperstown Bankers and
Masons Attend Services In a Body

Cooperstown, June 28---The funeral of Dr. Milton G. Wright was very largely attended from his late home in Mt. Vision at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Rev. Miles Lowell Yates, rector of Christ church of this village, officiated and burial was made in the family plot in the Hartwick cemetery.
The bearers were old-time neighbors of the deceased, and included Carl Cleveland, Burt Pearsons, Bruce Robinson, Charles Beckley, Leon Dixon, and Horace Harrison.
Many beautiful floral pieces from friends and organizations with which the much beloved physician had been affiliated, gave silent testimony of the high esteem in which he was held. Officers and directors of the First national bank of Cooperstown with which Dr. Wright had been associated with for many years, attended the services in a body. There were also present a large delegation of the Laurens Masonic lodge. The board of directors of the Otsego county sanitarium, as well as many friends from Otsego and surrounding counties, were in attendance. The Cooperstown delegation included: Charles A. Scott, R. W. Ellworth, Judge Adrian A. Pierson, Harry H. Willsey, John F. Moakler, and Newton D. Gilmore, all of the First National bank; Dr. F. J. Atwell, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Rose, and Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Smith.
Others present from out-of-town included: Dr. and Mrs. Dean Harrison of Washington Mills, Dr. and Mrs. E. C. Gregory of Whitney Point, Mrs. Margaret
Pattengill of ?Ron?, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Jarvis of Ilion, Mr. and Mrs. Burns of Herkimer, Mr. and Mrs. Van B. Pruyn of Morris, Judge Henry L. Shove of Oneonta.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Woodard, Schuyler L. 1861-About 1935 Morris Obituary

Woodard, Schuyler L. 1861-About 1935 Morris Obituary

Schuyler L. Woodard Dies
at Residence in Morris

Morris, Nov. 15---Schuyler L. Woodard, a retired merchant of Morris, passed away in his sleep early Thursday morning at his residence on East Main street, after a long illness.
Schuyler Legrand Woodard, youngest son of John S. and Phoebe (Olin) Woodard, was born March 27, 1861, in the town of Pittsfield, where he grew to manhood.
May 10, 1885, he married Miss Minnie Williams of Pittsfield, who survives, and who tenderly cared for him during his long invalidism. To them were born three daughters, Mrs. Clyde Sloan of Morris, Mrs. Claude Mansfield, who died April 3, 1912, and Mrs. Douglas Barry of Albany.
Mr. Woodard owned and operated a large farm in Pittsfield for a number of years after his marriage. In 1903 the family moved to Morris village, where Mr. Woodard conducted a meat market on Main street, in what is now the Meinick building. Some time later he moved across the street and added a grocery department to his store. About eight years ago failing health caused him to dispose of his stock of goods and retire from active work.
He was a genial man and the contacts which he made with the public during his years of salesmanship won him many friends.
Immediate surviving relatives are the widow and two daughters; a grandson, Adolphus Sloan of Morris; two nephews, Lynn J. Woodard of New Berlin and John A. Woodard of Edmeston; also one niece, Mrs. Arthur Hawkins of West Burlington, to all of whom much sympathy is extended.

Yerden, George A. wed to Flossie M. Kane About 1935 Morris

Yerden, George A. wed to Flossie M. Kane About 1935 Morris

Miss Flossie M. Kane of
New Lisbon Becomes Bride

Morris, June 21---Miss Flossie M. Kane of New Lisbon and George A. Yerden of Middlefield were married at the Methodist parsonage by Rev. Dr. C. E. Vermilya Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The couple was unattended.
Immediately following the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Yerden left on a wedding trip to Niagara Falls. On their return they will reside with Mr. Yerden's mother on their farm in Cherry Valley, where the best wishes of their many friends will attend them.

Surname list for Butternut Valley Families, April to Nov. 2012

Surname list and articles for April through Nov. 2012

Includes: Births, Marriages, Anniversaries, Deaths, and Stories of interest.
If you don't find your name of interest already posted, it will be posted shortly.

This list is still being edited nearly daily as I line up or type items to be added.  
If you are looking for someone special let me know and I will keep an eye out for the 
names as I keep checking the scrapbooks and notebooks.  Also, if you would like info
on any listed below before I get them on, please feel free to contact me and I will get 
it to you.  My email is

1911 New Lisbon Farm Telephone Co. Directory
  Boice-Gale Wedding Photos 1948
 Delaware County Birthday Book--late 1800s, early 1900s
Fire Razes Cheese Factory in Sidney 1932 
Hartwick Fire Destroys Filling Station, Grocery, Home 1931 
 Have You Ever Thought of Joining
 In Memory of My Dad, Arthur J. Boice
Letter from Prisoner of Los Banos Japanese Interment Camp--1945
Morris Central School Notes 1932, Twenty three earned certificates
New Road Project between Morris and Oneonta 1935
 One 'Wright' Name Leads to Many Others

Rev. F. G. Leonard of Universalist Church Recognized 
Rev. Wm. J. Quincy Honored, Former Morris Minisiter, 1932 
Seven Generation of My Boice--Reed--Stone--King--King-Barra Family 
Stage Mail Route Change 1930 

Adams, Iva 1864-1932
Allen, William B.  1852-1935
Andrews, Francis wed to Ruby Best 1930 
Armstrong, Nelberta wed to James Stafford 1956
Augur, Grace Talbut 1883-1972
Augur, George Milton wed to Grace Talbut 1916
Babcock, Jennie wed Daniel Bennington 1935
Badger, Ada E. 1889-
Badger, Addie E. Burlingame 1886-1944 See May 2012 
Badger, Ida Bell Herrick photo
Badger, Raymond Honored for WWI service
Badger, Sprague photo
Bailey, Josephine wed to George Holden  1932 
Baker, Julia Brimmer Died 1932 May
Balcom, Edson N. 1859-1932
Ball, Grace E. wed to Ceylon A. Toombs  1929
Ballard, Melinda  1847-1932 
Bard, Anna  1884-1931
Bard, Charlotte wed Carlton Roberts 1933
Barton, Amelia Foote 1845-1932
Barton, Clarence 1909-1932
Bedell, George W. 1856-1935
Beers, Philo F. 1820-1891
Beken, Donald wed to Louise Smith  1937
Benedict, Wanda  1975 Organist for 60 Years
Benjamin, Lizzie  1849-1932
Bennett, Henry L. 1904-1970  May
Bennett, Pearl 1878-1970 May
Bennington, Charles  1846-1931
Bennington, Daniel wed Jennie Babcock 1935
Bennington, Hobart E.  1884-1934
Bennington, Miss Mary 1863-1934
Best, Ruby wed to Francis Andres
Bingham, Charles  1849-1932
Bishop, Charles H. 1854-1931
Bissell, Mary Phillips 1833-1902
Bissell, Ora N. Telfer 1875-1967
Bloomfield, Allen J. 1883-1932 
Bodine, Helen Shaw wed to Edward F. Gale  1927
Boice, Abram H.  1912-1972
Boice, A. J.  (Alford) 1880-1963
Boice, Arthur Jackson 1913-1996
Boice, Clara Louise Rasher 1885-1952
Boice, Frank C. 1889-1953
Boice, Hiram S. wed to Grace Irene Chamberlain 1947
Boice, Jacob
Boice, Josiah (Son of Jacob) Died 1889
Boice, Leona Elizabeth Brooks 1884-1955
Boice, Mary E. Herrick 1855-1928 See May
Boice, Mary I. wed to Edward F. Gale  1948
 Boice-Gale Wedding Photos 1948
Boice, Rosa Lee Harden Died 1948 See May
Boice, Wilford wed to Julia Loomis
Boice, Wilford J. 1910-1999
Boice, William Frank "Bill" 1944-2009
Boice, Zeland Peter 1915-1974  See May
Boice, Zeland Samuel "Zeker" 1945-2010
Boyle, Elizabeth wed Dr. Arthur B. Rogers 1935
Breslin, Lillian Mae wed to Leonard Smith 
Bridges, Merritt L.  1868-1929
Briggs, Elizabeth wed Lavern L. Fuller 1931
Briggs, Frank J. 1873-1936
Briggs, Lewis C. 1846-1928 See May
Brimmer, Allen Gardner 1884-1932 May
Brooks, Carrie Makley 1880-1959
Brooks, Emma Peet 1856-1929
Brooks, Fay F. 1906-1970
Brooks, Huldah M. Brewer 1893-1973
Brooks, Leona Foote 1859-1923
Brooks, Renee Iola Jackson 1860-1904
Brooks, William Riley 1806-1888
Brown, Harriet Geraldene wed to William Sargent 1930s
Brown, Stanley wed to Enna J. Herring  1931
Bundy, C. Lynn wed to Sadie Woolley 1903 May
Bundy, Louisa  1838-1923
Bunn, Harriet Hickling 1904-1960
Bunn, Vernon P.  1929-2012
Burch, Ida T. 1855-1932
Burdick, Anna  1879-1930
Burdick, Earl  Died 1948
Burdick, Earl wed to Ella Patrick 1910
Burdick, Ella Agnes (Patrick)  1872-1931
Burdick, Balius  1841-1917
Burdick, Gertrude wed to William Hickling  1900
Burdick, Joanna  1843-1921

Camp, Edna E. 1879-1935
Camp, Seymour G. 1863-1935
Campbell, Lillis (Young) 1910-1930
Canfield, Clyde E. 1874-1932 
Card, Alice L. (Eldred)  1911-2004
Card, Alta 1872-1932
Card, Charles Born 1865
Card, Edna Saunders Card 1899 See May 2012
Card, Frank  1865-1932
Card, Jennie M. (Seeber), Tilley,  1858-1931 
Card, Ray wed to Mrs. Edna Miller 1932 
Card, Stewart wed to Alice Louise Eldred  1932
Carpenter, Charles H. wed to Myraette Wood  1930s 
Carr, Edwin P. 1845-1931
Carr, Eva C. Talbut 1881-1948
Carsten, Rev. A. J.  1890-1930
Chamberlain, Ada F. 76 Yrs.
Chamberlain, Grace I wed Hiram S. Boice 1947
Chamberlaine, John L. wed to Marie Telfer  1930
Chase, Hannah M. (Card) 1836-1935
Chase, Howard 1914-1957
Chase, John 1843-1931
Chase, Philip J. wed to Mildred Irene Miller  1931
Chandler, Kermit wed to Arlene A. Coffin ?1931
Churchill, Cornelius W. wed to Ethel R. Herrick 1940s 
Churchill, Frank Lull 1869-1931
Coffyn, George A  1873-1934
Coleman, Nancy wed to Lavern Pierce  1932 
Collier, Lewis E. 1889-1962
Colvin, Helen  1932 Retires from Morris School
Colvin, Leroy  1859-1932 
Cook, Claude S. engaged to Caroline Worsch ?1940s
Cook, Elsie L. Ball 1895-1975  
Cooke, Joseph C wed Laura I Putnam 1935
Corbin, F. Taintor 1885-1957  
Coy, Claude M. 1874-1932
Craig, Evalyn 1882-1931
Crandall, Irving 1853-1929
Curtis, Charlotte  Died 1932

Daniels, Alice Gregory 1849-1931
Davis, Mary  1848-1932
Davis, Ralph E. wed to Lulu P. Barton 1930
Decker, Ceylon wed to Beatrice Ellen Tripp  1932
Decker, Marilyn Elaine  Born 1935
Deforest, Beatrice 1904-1919  Murder victim
Delaware County Birthday Book--late 1800s, early 1900s 
Dibble, Robert C. wed to Katherine Mack 1958
Dickson, Agnes A.  1877-1930
Doig, Russell I. wed to Frances Allene Ritter 1932
Doolittle, Charles G.  1874-1935 
Douglas, Owen,  Mr. and Mrs.  50th Anniversary 1974
Dow, Arthur Clayton wed to Lucy Smith 1931 

Draper, Rosanna  1855-1932
Drexler, Grace S. 1898-1975  
Duroe, Francis wed to Christina Irena Cranston 1923
Duroe, Christina Cranston 1895-1984
Duroe, Elias Addison 1873-1923
Duroe, Jane Jackson 1817-1907
Duroe, Mary Ann Thurston 1847-1928
Duroe, Miss Jane 1894-1928
Duroe, T. Octavius 1870-1913
Duroe, Vernon E. 1959
Dyckman, Robert W. 1886-1935

Edgerton, Cook E.  1879-1968
Edmonds, Emma Pee  1858-1935
Edmunds, Edith Halbert 1859-1933
Edson, Mrs. Harry  1877-1931
Eldred, Mrs. A. Burton 1879-1937
Eldred, Alice Louise wed to Stewart Card  1932
Eldred, Archie and Mabel Rouse 64th Anniversary
Eldred, Kenneth  1931  Graduated from Lehigh University
Eldred, Walter wed to Dorothy Loucks  1930
Elliott, George  1873-1932
Elliott, Jennie Elizabeth 1868-1932
Elliott, Lydia Bemiss  1864-1931
Elliott, Thomas  1867-1932 (Brother to George)
Ellis, Richmond wed to Gurda (Guida) Fuller  1930
Estes, Miss Ella 1854-1932
Estes, Willis H.  1859-1931
Etienne, Peter A. wed to Elsie J. Harris  1932

Fay, Charles E. wed to Kathryn M. Lull 1935

Fenton,Virginia May 1928-1931
Fire Razes Cheese Factory in Sidney, NY 1932
Foree, Rosanna wed to Kenneth Griffen 1931
Fuller, Gurda (Guida) wed to Richmond Ellis 1930
Fuller, Dr. John D.  Makes First Solo Flight  1929
Fuller, Lavern L. wed Elizabeth Briggs 1931
Flaesch, Charles C. 1930 Named to U.S. Supreme Court
Fletcher, Florence Carleton 1903-1967
Freeman, Richard  1863-1931 

Gale, Clinton M. wed to Laura Ellen Gould 1932
Gale, Edward F. wed to Helen Shaw Bodine  1927
Gale, Edward F. wed to Mary Iola Boice 1948
Gale, Edward F. 1899-1977
Gale, Elbert M. 1914-1967
Gale, Mary Boice 1909-1997
Gardner, Harry  1892-1919 Murder-suicide case
Gardner, Isabelle wed to Clarence McIntosh  1941
Gardner, John Henry 1849-1939
Gardner, Lavelle 1862-1931
Gardner, Lillian Zeller 1857-1945
Gardner, Welden wed to Alice Ella Irene Southworth 1931
Garlock, Carl L. 1898-1989
Garlock, William S. 1870-1938
Gates, Frank H.  1866-1933
George, Leroy wed to Emily Smith 1929
George, A. Leroy 1904-1972
George, Harriet wed to Howard Robison  About 1935
Getman, Della Stanton 1878-1932
Gifford, Vernon A. 1876-1946
Gilbert, Ida Collins  1886-1932
Gillette, Lee  1856-1932
Gillette, Robert  Died 1932
Gledhill, Emma C. 1840-1931 
Goodspeed, Harris 81 yrs. Old
Gregory, Adda Ruth Hollister 1861-1915
Gregory, Clare  Died about 1931 (Son of Horatio Gregory)
Gregory, Clare O. Born 1870
Gregory, Clayton C. 1910-1985 
Gregory, Dorr M. 1868-1966
Gregory, Edna (Gregory) 1893-1962
Gregory, Elizabeth 1931 Honored At Washington Jr. College
Gregory, Emogene (Babcock)  1848-1932
Gregory, F. Grace  1881-1962 
Gregory, George Adrian  1859-1935
Gregory, Ivah L. Jackson Garlock 1874-1960
Gregory, Kenneth wed to Gloria Pedwick  1941
Gregory, L. Belle Coates 1872-1930
Gregory, Nellie T.  1856-1937
Gregory, Smith B. Died after 1952
Griffen, Kenneth wed to Rosanna Foree 1931

Hall, Annie M. 1879-1969
Hall, Dr. William Wallace  1862-1932
Hall, Myra M. wed to Harper D. Steele  1931
Hamilton, Katherine Mills 1881-1963 
Hammond, Leland D. 1881-1931
Hanford, Ida W. (Terwiliger)  1886-1929
Harby, Inez Boice 1869-1950
Harrington, Delos 1855-1931
Harrington, Firman 1850-1932
Harrington, Kenneth A. 1909-1967
Harrington, Mary Gillette Born 1885
Harrington, Wanda Alice 1908-1929
Harris, Donald Burton 1925-1935 See June
Harris, Elsie J. wed to Peter A. Etienne  1932
Harrison, Hettie wed to Fred Taber  1930
Hartwick Fire Destroys Filling Station, Grocery, Home  1931
Hay, John Francis 1887-1932 
Hemmer, Valentine wed Gertrude Welch  1931
Herrick, Walter 1859-1940
Herrick, Elizabeth Bennett
Herrick, Ethel wed Cornelius W. Churchill 1940s
Herrick, Hyland Age 16 yrs.
Herrick, Gertrude S. 1877-1958
Herrick, Mary E. 1894-1972
Herring, Enna J. wed to Stanley Brown  1931
Hickling, Charles Born 1852
Hickling, Claude 1896-1975
Hickling, Claudine wed to Lyle Parker  1935 
Hickling, Elizabeth Ann Jackson 1881-1940
Hickling, George Age 74
Hickling, Martha Hutchins Born 1864
Hickling, Mary Marie Bundy 1857-1942
Hickling, William C. 1875-1944
Hickling, William wed to Gertrude Burdick  1900
Hinman, Estelle Hewitt 1851-1932
Hinman, Ira 1851-1931
Holden, George wed to Josephine Bailey  1932
Holdredge, Elizabeth (Chisholm)  1841-1931
Holdredge, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel  50th Anniversary 1932

Holdredge, William M.  1853-1931
Hoose, Mary D. 1850-1931
Hopkins, David  1846-1932
House, Benton C.  Died 1931
House, Jennie Harrington Lunn 1863-1929
Howes, Vera (Boice)  1882-1969
Hull, Grace Rose 1859-1936
Hume, Lydia M. 1850-1932
Hunter, Nellie Hansen 1879-1962  

Jackson, Adrian E. wed to Mildred Marie Sargent
Jackson, Arthur Earl 1880-1940
Jackson, Elizabeth wed to George Shields
Jackson, Daniel Claude, Jr. wed to Mary Evangeline Watts 1949
Jackson, Georgianna A. Mead 1889-1979
Jackson, Harriet E. Bunn 1892-1972
Jackson, Isabel ManWaring 1856-1930
Jackson, Paul Adrian wed to Marguerite Golden
Jackson, Paul Adrian 1893-1973
Jackson, Willis H. 1890-1966
Johnson, Lucy Frances wed to Henry R. Washbon 1930
Jorgensen, Eleanor Fitch Hickling 1875-1975 

Kaiser, Evelyn Johnson  1913-1935
Kane, Flossie M. wed to George A. Yerdon  About 1935
Kidder, George Thomas 1871-1929
Knapp, Albert  Arrest for Arson  1932
Knoch, Adrian  Died 1931 
Klindt, Viggo J. wed to Vera Thurston 1923
Klindt, Viggo J. 1877-1948
Knickerbocker, Lionel Born 1874 

Ladd, Frank 1856-1929
Lanning, Dr. Charles wed to Lillian Paddock About 1935
Lanning, Sylvia wed to Horton Clarence Mosher  1930
Latcher, Dr. Marshall
Lawrence, Charles H.  1850-1930
Lawrence, Lynn A. 1875-1935
Leonard, Mrs. F. G. 1853-1932
Leonard, Rev. F. G.  Recognized by Universalist Church  1930
Lewis, Nadine Alyce 1917-1931  
Light, Miss Jeannette C. 1853-1935
Loucks, Dorothy wed to Walter Eldred 1930 
Loomis, Lebbeus 1887-1976 
Lough, George B.  Hartwick Barn Fire 1932
Lull, Howard J., Sr. 1891-1971
Lull, Kathryn M. wed to Charles E. Fay  1935
Lull, Pamela  1837-1932

Mack, Catherine Louise Duroe 1833-1925
Mack, Dean 1888-1959
Mack, William Emory 1864-1926
Mansfield, Ella  1848-1932
Marcellus, Erwina Telfer 1904-1965
Matteson, Mary  1856-1931 
McClellan, Dr. John M.  1865-1931
McIntosh, Clarence wed to Isabelle Gardner  1941

McNitt, Carrie Jacobs 1867-1932
Mele, Frank wed to Helen Webster  1930
Mickle, Frances L. Palmer  1907-1999
Mickle, Hilton T. wed to Frances L. Palmer 1931 
Milbert, Minnie  Died 1932
Miller, Edna wed to Ray Card  1932
Miller, Edward P. and wife Martha Lewis--50th Anniversary 1930
Miller, Edward P. 1845-1926
Miller, Elbert S.  1888-1971
Miller, Elbert S. and Fannie Mae (Smith)  50th Anniversary
Miller, Fannie (Smith)  1889-1972 
Miller, Iona  1879-1930 
Miller, Mildred Irene wed to Phillip J. Chase 1931
Miller, Mrs. Clayton  Died 1931
Morehouse, Benjamin B. wed to Alta Wagner 1933
Morehouse, Miss Ella Augusta 1882-1974
Morehouse, Mrs. Ella Benjamin 1859
Morris Central School Notes  1932
Morris, Dr. Lewis R. visits President Hoover 
Mosher, Horton Clarence wed to Sylvia Lanning  1930 
Myers, Andrew S.  1861- ?1931
Myers, Adell
Myers, Julia Pope 1867-1929

Nash, Harry Powers  1860-1936
Naylor, Mary Wilcox Born 1864
Nearing, Martha J. (Mills) 1849-1934
Newton, Georger Daniel  1861-?1935
Niles, Catherine (Parker) 1858-1930s
Niles, Edward S. 1858-1932
Niles, Katherine June wed Harry B. Winner 1935
Norwich Fires Loss at $60,000 

Odell, Eva Talbot  1855-1930
Owen, Gwen O. to wed Dewitt I. Taber  1931 
Owen, Hattie E. (Bundy)  1864-1932 

Paddock, Lillian wed to Dr. Charles Lanning  About 1935
Palmer, Frances L. wed to Hilton T. Mickle 1931
Pardee, Henry S. 1908-1975
Parker, Alva  1870-1936
Parker, Claudine wed to Vivan Tilyou  1941
Parker, Elijah  1881-1936
Parker, George Everett  1922-1932 
Parker, Irene (Pudney)  1875-1936
Parker, Jennie Harris 1874-1940
Parker, Lee  1901-1935
Parker, Lyle wed to Claudine Hickling  1935
Parker, Mabel E. wed to Curtis C. Ackerman 1930
Parker, Victor Jr.  1949-1953
Patrick, Alida (Gardner) Card  1844-1930
Patrick, Ella wed to Earl Burdick  1910
Peck, G. Clayton  1848-1932 
Pedwick, Gloria wed to Kenneth Gregory  1941 
Pegg, Rose M. (Carr)  1864-?1935
Perkins, Louis G. 1909-1975
Perry, Marcy  1908-1931
Pierce, Clarence J.  1898-1931
Pierce, Harold F. 1896-1959
Pierce, Lavern wed to Nancy Coleman  1932
Place, Mrs. Leonard  1868-1932
Pope, Amanda E. Colegrove 1863-1930
Porter, Dora Mae (Chase)  1876-1936 
Porter, Floyd  1863-1931
Pudney, Andrew J.  1845-1932
Putnam, Laura I. wed Joseph C. Cooke 1935

Quaif, Lena May 1869-1931
Quaif, Marie Louise  1907-1931
Quincy, Rev. William J.  1932  Honored 

Rainey, Rupert Ward  1879-?1935
Reed, Arthur S. 1871-1923
Reid, Edson wed to Carolyn Rhodes  ?1934-35
Renwick, John 1859-1934
Renwick, Walter  Died 1931
Ripley, Mary  1866-1935 
Risley, George B. wed to Myrtle B. Mack 1931
Ritter, Frances Allene wed to Russell I. Doig 1932
Robbins, Harry B.  1904-1974
Roberts, Carlton wed Charlotte Bard 1933
Robinson, Hazel D. (Hubbard)  1893-1935
Robinson, Rosa 1861-1886
Robison, Howard wed to Harriet George  About 1935
Rockwell, Frances A. Paine 1871-1968 
Rogers, Dr. Arthur B. wed to Elizabeth Boyle 1935
Roosevelt, Governor  F. D. visited Central NY  1930
Rose, Mary wed to Claude VanWarner  1932
Russ, Ernest wed to Carrie E. Hughes 1930

Sanderson, Gertrude C. Cruttenden 1879-1972
Sargent, William (aka Marvin William Sargent)  1915-1959
Sargent, William wed to Harriet Geraldine Brown 1930s
Saunders, Charles 1862-1946
Schmuck, Rose Mary  1931 Struck by auto
Seybolt, Mr. and Mrs. Alva  1931  50th Anniversary
Shattuck, Lewis B. wed to Mary Smith  1931
Shaw, John L. 1867-1932
Shultis, Myron C. 1879-1935
Sheldon, Charles L.  1856-1932
Shepherd, Winfield and Fannie (Rooney) 1934  50th Anniversary
Sherman, Fayette wed to Mildred Stearns 1935
Sherwood, LeRoy wed to Jane Southern  1931
Shields, George wed to Elizabeth Jackson 
Shove, Lulie Pattengill 1880-1930s
Shultis, Myron Charles  Died ? 1930s
Simonsen, Rev. Niels P.  1860-1931
Slater, Linn Wilson 1876-1954
Sloan, Edwin M. 1854-1931
Sloan, Flora Garlock 1879-1929
Sloan, Lucinda Wiltse 1859-1929
Sloan, Simeon  1849-1931
Smith, Albert L 1872-1960 
Smith, Anna Boice 1881-1956
Smith, Howard W. 1880-1954
Smith, Garreth R. wed to Eunice Irene King 1929
Smith, Justus  1854-1934
Smith, Leonard wed to Lillian Mae Breslin
Smith, Louise wed to Donald Beken  1937
Smith, Lucy Ann Denison  1879-1930
Smith, Lucy wed to Arthur Clayton Dow 1931
Smith, Mary wed to Lewis B. Shattuck  1931
Smith, Roscoe B. 1907-1935 
Smith, Ruth Wright 1909-1935
Southern, Jane wed to LeRoy Sherwood  1931
Southworth, Charles M. 1868-1931
Southworth, Mary  1864-1932 (Wife of Charles Southworth)
Southworth, Nettie 1886-1961 
Southworth, William B. 1863-1930
Spencer, Lura (Chamberlain) 
Sprague, Edna E. (Steere)   1892-1921 
Sprague, George W. Born 1869
Stafford, James wed to Nelberta Armstrong 1956
Stafford, Miss Nellie 1879-1960
Stafford, Ralph S. wed to Lois Ward 1949 
Stafford, Richard 1908-1975 
Stage Mail route Change from Morris to West Winfield 1930
Stanhouse, Perry (father of Ross)
Stanhouse, Rosslyn (Ross) See May
Starr, Henry A. 1839-? 
Stearns, Mildred wed to Fayette Sherman 1935
Steele, Harper Dewey 1881-1950
Steele, Harper D. wed to Myra M. Hall  1931
Stevens, Alphonse  1854-1931
Stickles, Laura L. Born 1870
Stickles, Lulu Strait 1904-1958
Stone, Sheffield  1856-1934
Strait, Kittie A. (Toombs)  About 1873-1930
Sutton, Harvey L. wed to Melvina Tamsett
Sweet, Dr. Ira Smith  1849-1932 (Bone-Setter)
Sweet, Martha A. (Brown)  1853-1932 (Wife of Dr. Ira Sweet)

Taber, Dewitt I. to wed Gwen O. Owen  1931
Taber, Fred wed to Hettie Harrison  1930
Talbot, Clare L. Wielage 1877-1957
Talbot, Julianna 1930-1931
Talbot, Robert F. 1881-1950
Talbut, Diana Margaret Castle 1892-1958
Talbut, Dorrence C. 1855-1933
Talbut, Dr. Blaine I. 1887-1954
Talbut, Mary E. Mack 1860-1955
Tamsett, Melvina wed to Harvey L. Sutton
Taylor, Mary (Estes) 1851-1932 (Sister to Ella Estes)
Teed, Rosella Albrecht 1877-1935
Telfer, Andrew 1842-1926
Telfer, Emma 1932 House fire-See May
Telfer, James G. 1882-1959
Telfer, John 1839-1931
Terry, James 1853-1922
Thayer, Harriett  1839-1931
Tiffany, Girl of 7 mos. 1931-1932 
Tilley, Manda T 1842-1932

Tilley, Mildred (Mrs. Claude) 1901-1931 
Tilyou, Charles wed to Laura Tucker  1908
Tilyou, Vivan wed to Claudine Parker  1941 
Tobey, Ada May Lull 1873-1930
Tobey, Henry  1867-1931 
Toombs, Ceylon A. wed to Grace E. Ball  1929
Tripp, Beatrice Ellen wed to Ceylon Calvin Decker  1932
Tucker, Deliah  Poem: A Farm in the West  1855
Tucker, Laura wed to Charles Tilyou  1908
Turnbull, Elizabeth J. 1875-1959 
Turnbull, William R. 1872-1959
Tuttle, Lina Gillett  1853-1932

Two Million Chinese Die of Famine 1930

VanBuren, Margaret (Cornell)  1905-1931  
Van Pelt, Bert wed to Rosie Pauline Hickling 1909
Van Pelt, Rosie Hickling 1869-1945
VanWarner, Claude wed to Mary Rose 1932
Vaughn, William F.  Died 1931 
Vermilya, Dr. Charles E.  1872-1950
Vermilya, Goldie (Fausey)  1871-1936 

Wakeman, Henry Age 54 yrs
Wales, Gertrude  1904-1932
Ward, Henry B. 1858-1931
Ward, Lois wed to Ralph S. Stafford 1949
Washbon, Henry R. wed to Lucy Frances Johnson  1930
Webster, Helen wed to Frank H. Mele  1930
Welch, Gertrude wed Valentine Hemmer 1931
West, William C. 1868-1932
Wheeler, Harry L.  Eight Year Old Shot at Play 1931
Widger, William Henry 1850-1926 See May
Wilber, Floyd H. 1894-1973 See June
Wilcox, Annette (Sloan)  1858-1932
Winner, Harry B. wed Katherine June Niles 1935
Wilson, Robert Lester wed to Grace Elizabeth Brimmer
Wilson, Lester G 1889-1968 See May
Wilson, Margaret Bennington 1864-1934 Mother of Lester G.
Wilson, Myrtle Peck  1890-1975
Wilson, Otis Died 1932 
Wilson, Woodrow S
Wood, Myraette wed to Charles H. Carpenter  1930s
Woodard, Schuyler L.  1861-About 1935
Woodrow, Margaret McClenaghan 1872-1967
Worsch, Caroline engaged to Claude S. Cook 
Wright, Amelia Marlette 1842-1929
Wright, Amy Florence (Hollister)
Wright, Dr. Milton Funeral about 1931 
One 'Wright' Name Leads to Many Others 

Yager, Laura May (Thortz)  1890-1935 
Yerdon, George A. wed to Flossie M. Kane  About 1935