JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK


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WELCOME TO    A SCRAPBOOK BELONGING TO
MRS. PAULINE JOHNDROW FLICK
Lifetime Resident of Depauville, Jefferson County, New York
1920-1950's

 

Typist's Note: The articles in Mrs. Flick's scrapbook were, for the most part, undated. However, in many instances, Mrs. Flick penned in a year at the top of an item. Where this occurred, the typist has inserted the year (or date) in parentheses.

 

Good Morning, Mr. Death.

How An Old Man Felt Regarding the End of Life.

Lemuel K. Washburn died in New York recently at the age of 80. Just before his 76th birthday he wrote a little essay, "Good Morning, Mr. Death." which is reprinted in the Literary Guide of London. It follows:

I will not say, I am glad to meet you; but I will say, "Good morning, Mr. Death."

I recognize the great benefit you have been to the world of man. You have removed a lot of objectionable persons from the earth. You have suppressed a great many evil projects and overcome a host of bad measures. You have put an end to many an idea which otherwise would have ruined the human race.

But I have no wish to meet you at present, although I do not look upon you as my enemy. I know that you are the friend of the old and infirm, the miserable and unfortunate. I might say, almost the only friend. You stop pain when nothing else can do it. You relieve suffering when there is no other hope. You give balm to despair and peace to all.

I probably am no worse than my fellows and no better. I have no right to expect any favors from you, and I ask none. I know that eventually I shall have to make your acquaintance, and I wish that you may have no cause to complain of my behavior. If I do not say I am glad you have not knocked at my door, it is not that I have any ill feeling against you. It is only because I am so well and enjoy life so much. When I become helpless I shall be glad to have you call.

I know that you have been painted with malice aforethought; I know that you have been called bad names and looked upon as the archenemy of the human race; but I see in you much to be commended. You have no favorites. You treat all alike. You lay your quiet hand on the brow of the bad the same as on the head of the good, on the unjust as well as on the just.

There comes a time when we lose interest in all things. When that time comes we shall be pleased to say, "Death! you are welcome!" When we cease to enjoy life, we can enjoy death.

 

CHRISTOPHER S. FOX, 77, DEAD
DEATH OCCURS AT HIS PERCH RIVER HOME
FUNERAL TO BE ON WEDNESDAY
Mr. Fox, Native of Three Mile Bay,
Had ived on Farm at Perch River For 67 Years. (1936)

(with photo)

Christopher S. Fox, 77, retired farmer, died Saturday evening at 10 at his home at Perch River. Mr. Fox suffered a stroke while at the breakfast table at his home Dec. 10 and since that time he had been seriously ill at his home. He had been afflicted with heart disease.

Mr. Fox was born at Three Mile Bay, March 9, 1859, a son of the late Simon and Ruth Cole Fox of that village. His grandparents were among the pioneer settlers of Three Mile Bay.

Mr. Fox had resided at Perch River for 67 years. From Three Mile Bay he moved to Dexter and then when he was ten years old he moved to Perch River. He was well known as a hay presser throughout the county.

His wife, who was Miss Bella L. Mitchell, before her marriage, died in 1928.

Mr. Fox was one of the oldest members of the Perch River grange.

Surviving him are two daughters, Mrs. Albert Augsbury, Watertown, Route 4, and Miss Marion Fox, Perch River; four grandchildren, Mrs. Edwin Fikes, Dexter, and the Misses Ruth, Gladys and Grace Augsbury, Pamelia.

Private prayer services will be held at the family home Wednesday afternoon at l:45 and funeral services will be held 15 minutes later in the Community hall at Perch River. Rev. Harry Westbrook Reed, minister of the All Souls Universalist church, will officiate. Burial will be made in North Watertown cemetery.

 

F. E. M'WAYNE, AGED 76, DIES
PROMINENT CAPE VINCENT FARMER LONG ILL
FORMERLY WATERTOWN RESIDENT
Graduate of Watertown High School and Antwerp Seminary
Taught Few Years Before Becoming Farmer. (1931)

Cape Vincent, Jan. 26. -- Fred E. McWayne, 76, prominent retired farmer and life-resident of the town of Cape Vincent, died at 3 p.m. Saturday at his home, known as the half-way house and located half-way between Three Mile Bay and Cape Vincent. Death followed an illness of over three years. Since August his health had been gradually failing and for the past three weeks he had been confined to his bed.

Mr. McWayne was born in the town of Cape Vincent, June 8, 1854, on a farm adjoining that where he died. He was a son of Lovina Patterson McWayne, former resident of Watertown where she died six years ago, and Andrew McWayne, who died about 30 years ago. Mr. McWayne resided on the farm on which he died for 30 years.

He received his education at the Watertown High school and the Antwerp seminary and for a few years taught in the rural schools of Mud Creek and Pleasant Valley, town of Cape Vincent.

On Nov. 20, 1880, he was married to Miss Della Stowel of Chaumont. The ceremony was solemnized in Watertown by the late Rev. E. S. Hayt of the First Presbyterian church. Mr. McWayne was a member of the Cape Vincent Grange.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a sister, Mrs. Ella A. Adams of Ludington, Mich.; three children, Miss Edna McWayne of Cape Vincent, Neil McWayne of Cape Vincent and Mrs. Charles B. Persons of Watertown and five granddaughters.

Funeral services will be held from his home Tuesday at 2 p.m. The remains will be placed in the vault to await interment in the spring in St. Lawrence cemetery.

 

MRS. SARAH CASWELL, 68, PASSES AWAY AT PLESSIS (1932)

Plessis, Jan. 25. -- Mrs. Sarah D. McOmber Caswell, 68, died at her home here Sunday after a lingering illness from heart trouble, hardening of the arteries and brights disease.

Sarah McOmber was born in Bailey Settlement near Alexandria Bay, in the house now owned and occupied by John Patchin. She would have been 69 years old Feb. 6. She attended the public schools and was married at Depauville, Dec. 24, 1884, to Horace D. Caswell, who survives her. The couple lived at Alexandria Bay for a time when first married and have also resided at Depauville and Tanners Corners. Coming to Plessis 13 years ago, they first bought the home where they have since lived and later the Jerome Frost farm adjoining. Mrs. Caswell was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church and of Plessis grange No. 629, P. of F.

Beside her husband, she is survived by three sons, Harry and Floyd of Plessis and Edwin Caswell of De Lafarge Corners, two grandchildren, Eva and Kenneth Caswell, a sister, Mrs. Jane Matthews of Gananoque, Ont., Canada, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral at the Methodist Episcopal church Wednesday at 11. Prayer service at the home at 10:30, Rev. W. J. Hancock officiating. Burial will be in Plessis Brookside cemetery. The bearers will be Cushman Sprague (sic) F. E. Bellinger, Frank Rowell, Ira Herbison, Eugene Rowell and Arthur Rowell.

 

MISS HORTON DIES AT CHAUMONT (1926)
Had resided in Village Since 1873
ANCESTORS WERE WAR VETERANS
Four Successive Generations Fought
in Early Wars of the Country--
Funeral to be Held Wednesday


(Special to The Times.)

Chaumont, Feb. 1.--Miss Helen Agnes Horton, 65, daughter of the late Mills and Louise Cross Horton, died at the home of her uncle, Peter Van Doren, suddenly Sunday at about 7:30 in the evening.

Miss Horton was born in Hillsboro, Vt., Aug. 14, 1860. She came to this village when 13 years of age and had resided here since with her uncle. Her father was a soldier in the Union army during the Civil war and he died while in service at Memphis, Tenn., as the result of wounds.

Four successive generations of the Horton family have taken part in the wars of the country, dating from the Revolution through the Civil war.

Miss Horton was a member of the Daughters of 1812, a member of the Presbyterian church, the woman's missionary society and was a teacher in the Presbyterian church Sunday school. She was also a member of the Sunshine society.

Surviving are her uncle, Peter VanDoren, one niece, Miss Louise Young of Webster Grove, Mo., and one nephew Horton Mills Taulbee, Ventura, Iowa.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 from the home, Rev. O. J. Sargent, pastor of Hope Presbyterian church at Watertown officiating. Interment at Cedar Grove
cemetery, Chaumont.

 

CHAS. COMBS, 85, CHAUMONT, DIES (1951)
Retired Farmer In Ill Health Long Time
WAS NATIVE OF TOWN OF LYME
He Resided on Farm on Three Mile Point Until 26 Years Ago When He Moved to Chaumont


(Special to The Times)

Chaumont, July 14.--Charles Combs, 85, a retired farmer, died at his home here Monday at 4:45 p.m. He had been in ill health for several years.

Born in the town of Lyme, Oct. 29, 1845, Mr. Combs was a son of George W. and Fannie Wheeler Combs. On Sept. 19, 1866, he married Miss Joannah Klock, and they moved to a farm on Three Mile Point where they resided until they moved to Chaumont 26 years ago. Two children were born to them, Bennie F., who died in infancy, and Mrs. Mary Combs Herrick, Chaumont. Mr. Combs was the last of seven children. He was a member of the Three Mile Bay Baptist church, the grange and for years was interested in the Chaumont cheese factory.

Besides his widow he leaves one daughter, Mrs. Mary Combs Herrick, Chaumont; two grandchildren, Mrs. Mabel Hayes, Chaumont, and Mrs. Vera Allen, Boonville, and four great-grandchildren, Phyllis and David Ralph Allen of Boonville and Charles and Dean Herrick of Cleveland.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m., Rev. R. C. Dunn, pastor of Chaumont Presbyterian church, officiating. Interment will be made at Three Mile Bay.

 

MILLER--At Three Mile Bay, August 6, 1931, Mrs. Emma Miller, widow of James Miller, aged 78 years.

Funeral service from home Friday at 2 p.m. with G. A. Foote, pastor, at Chaumont Methodist Episcopal church, officiating.

Interment in Three Mile Bay cemetery.

 

POINT PENINSULA NATIVE PASSES AWAY IN BUFFALO

Walter O. Hewitt, 70, uncle of Mrs. Guy Livingstone Brown, 1036 State street, died suddenly Thursday afternoon at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Elton Stuhlmiller, 49 Riverside avenue, Buffalo. Mr. Hewitt went for a walk the early part of the afternoon and upon returning to the Stuhlmiller house suffered a heart attack and died at 4 pm.

Mr. Hewitt, a native of Point Peninsula, had made his home with...(not clear)........his daughter in Buffalo since the death of his wife several years ago. Mrs. Hewitt was a sister of County Treasurer Burton S. Hayes, 131 Flower avenue east, and Mrs. Dallas G. Ryder, 609 Lillian street.

Surviving are two sons, Oliver and Charles Hewitt, both of Buffalo; one daughter, Mrs. Mina Stuhlmiller of Buffalo; one sister, Mrs. Nettie Harder of this city, and his niece, Mrs. Guy L. Brown, of this city.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the residence of Mrs. Stuhlmiller, 49 Riverside avenue, with interment in Buffalo.

 

JOHN F. GEORGE CHAUMONT, DIES (1929 ?)
Retired Merchant, 75, Expires Of Pneumonia
LONG IN HARDWARE BUSINESS
He Retired Five Years Ago After Conducting Store in Chaumont For Many Year
--Prominent in Masonic Lodge


(Special to The Times.)

Chaumont, Jan. 5--John F. George, 75, prominent retired business man of this village, died Sunday evening at 11 following an illness of pneumonia. He was stricken ill the day following Christmas.

Mr. George, a native of Brownville, was a member of the hardware firm of George Brothers here for years. He retired about five years ago.

Mr. George was born May 5, 1855, a son of Frederick and Sabina Emerich George, natives of Germany. His mother came to the United States in 1851 but his father was in the German army at that time and was forced to await discharge before he could come to this country. A short time after his arrival here the couple was married.

Coming to Chaumont from Brownville when he was 21, Mr. George established a hardware business. Four years later his brother, Henry L. George, became a partner in the firm which from that time on has been known as George Brothers.

For 45 years Mr. George and his brother conducted the store. Mr. George, upon his retirement five years ago, sold his share in the establishment to Emerich George, a son of his partner. Two years ago Henry L. George, who is now seriously ill in the House of the Good Samaritan at Watertown, retired from the firm but the name George Brothers was retained.

One of the oldest members of the First Presbyterian church, Mr. George had been active in church work for over 40 years. He was a member of the Chaumont Lodge, No. 172, F. & A. M., and had served as master, treasurer and in other offices. He was also a member of the Royal Arch Masons of Cape Vincent, the Watertown Commandery, No. 11, Knights Templar, and Media Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S. of Watertown.

In 1890, Mr. George married Mary E. Jewett. One son, Charles Jewett George, was born to them. Mrs. George died in 1894, and in 1896, Mr. George married Cora M. MacPherson. One daughter, Catherine, was born of this union.

Besides his widow, Mr. George is survived by one son, Charles Jewett George, of Lowville; one daughter, Mrs. Catherine George Thruston, Dayton, O.; two brothers, Henry L. George, Chaumont, and Frederick George, Watertown; two grandchildren, and several nephews and nieces, including Dr. Wendell George, Watertown, and Dr. Louis George, Boston, Mass.

Masonic funeral services will be conducted by Chaumont lodge Wednesday at 2 p.m., Rev. R. C. Dunn, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, assisted by Rev. Emily Harland, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, officiating. Interment will be made in Cedar Grove cemetery.

 

FOUND DYING BY WIFE IN BARN (1927)
Retired Lake Captain Dies Near Three Mile Bay
T. EVERETT KLOCK, 71, EXPIRES
Retired Two Years Ago From Life on Lakes After Having Been Master of Many Large
     Grain-Carrying Boats Plying the Great Lakes


Three Mile Bay, Feb. 21.--T. Everett Klock, a retired lake captain who resided about a mile east of this village on the state road between Three Mile Bay and Chaumont, died suddenly Sunday morning about 7:30 from an attack of heart disease, aged 71 years.

Mr. Klock had let his farm for the coming year but the tenant had not taken possession, so Sunday morning he went to the barn to do the milking. When he did not return to the house as usual, Mrs. Klock became alarmed and went to the barn, there she found him lying unconscious on the stable floor.

She ran in the storm to a neighbor's house nearby, for help calling the doctor by telephone. Neighbors carried him to the house, where everything possible was done to revive him, but to no avail.

T. Everett Klock, the son of the late Thomas Klock and Katherine Spoonable (sic) Klock was a life long resident of Three Mile Bay where he obtained his education in the common schools of the town. In early manhood, he married Isadore Fry. One son, Frank Klock, was born to them.

He took up sailing on the great lakes and from lower positions advanced to wheelsman mate and captain. Two years ago he retired.

During his life he saw many changes in navigation, and from sailing on the smaller lake craft, he became captain of some of the largest grain carrying boats plying the great lakes between Duluth and Buffalo.

He was a member of the Masonic fraternity and a man highly respected by all who knew him. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Isadore Fry Klock, a son, Frank Klock of Buffalo, a half sister, Mrs. William Vincent, and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral services in charge of Chaumont Lodge F.A. & M. will be held from the home Wednesday at 2 p.m., Rev. G. A. Foote, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, officiating. Burial will be made in Three Mile Bay cemetery.

 

ALBERT B. SPONABLE, ONCE OF THREE MILE BAY, DIES (1928)

Albert B. Sponable of Clay, N. Y., died suddenly on Tuesday morning at his home. Although active and seemingly in good health, he was stricken with a heart attck and died immediately.

Until 1912 when he moved to Clay, Mr. Sponable was a resident of Three Mile Bay. He was a member of numerous organizations, among these being Modern Woodmen of Three Mile Bay; Cicero lodge, No. 907, I.O.O.F.; Cicero Rebekah lodge No. 506; East Clay Grange No. 469 and of the United Travelers of Syracuse.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Hattie M. Sponable; three daughters, Mrs. Roscoe Bitz of Cicero; Mrs. James Murphy of Syracuse and Mrs. Frank DeVaul of Clay; and by three sons, Wayne Sponable of Brewerton and Clark and Foster Sponable of Clay.

On Friday, Feb. 1, at 2 p.m., funeral services will be held at the home in Clay. Interment will take place at Pine Plains cemetery.

 

CAPT. F. E. KLOCK DIES AT BUFFALO (1929)
NATIVE OF THREE MILE BAY DEAD AT AGE OF 45
WELL KNOWN SHIP MASTER
Sailed on Upper Lakes Many Years
Funeral Will Be Held Near Three Mile Bay Wednesday.


(Special to The Times.)

Three Mile Bay, March 3.-Captin Frank Everett Klock, 45, a native of this section, died at the Marine hospital in Buffalo, Sunday morning at 7:45 after an illness of two weeks.

Captain Klock was the son of Captain Everett and Isadora Fry Klock. His boyhood was spent in this section. At an early age he went sailing on the lakes with his father who was a well known ship master. For many years he had sailed, having been master of ships on the upper lakes for a long time.

In 1909, Captain Klock married Miss Blanche Burlingame of Ogdensburg. Twenty-one years ago he left this section and made his home in Buffalo, where he had resided since. He was a member of the Chaumont lodge of Masons.

Surviving are his widow and his mother, who resides on the state road between this village and Chaumont.

The body arrived here this morning and funeral services will be held from the home of his mother under auspices of the Masons on Wednesday at 2 p.m., Rev. G. A. Foote, pastor of the Three Mile Bay Methodist church, officiating. Interment will be made at Three Mile Bay.

 

FRANK E. HEWITT, 70, OF THREE MILE BAY DIES (1931)

(Special To The Times.)

Three Mile Bay, Jan. 28.--Frank E. Hewitt, 70, died at his home here Tuesday afternoon.

Mr. Hewitt was born on Point Peninsula, Nov. 15, 1860, son of Anson and Eliza Miller Hewitt. He lived on Point Peninsula for a long period. He married Cora Esther Fox, daughter of Christopher and Jane E. Fox, of Three Mile Bay. He had lived on a farm near here since his marriage with the exception of four years spent in the coast guard at Fort Ontario and at Oswego. He was a member of the Three Mile Bay Grange and of the I.O.O.F.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Cora Hewitt; one daughter, Mrs. Beulah Cean, East Hounsfield; two sons, Herbert S., Detroit, and John, Three Mile Bay; one sister, Mrs. James Combs, Glen Park, and nine grandchildren.

Funeral from home Friday at 2 p.m., Rev. G. A. Foote of the Methodist Episcopal church, officiating. Interment will be made in Three Mile cemetery.

 

MRS. MAY BROWNE, 62, DIES
AT HER HOME IN CHAUMONT (1931, possibly 1930)


(Special to The Times)

Chaumont, Oct. 30.--Mrs. May Browne, 62, wife of Eugene Browne, died at her home about 9:30 a.m. today after an extended illness.

Mrs. Browne was born in the town of Brownville, June 30, 1869, a daughter of John and Margaret Walrath Freeman. She was married twice, her first husband being dead.

Besides her husband she is survived by two daughters, Cora and Helen, Chaumont; and one son, Ray Peck, Jersey City.

Funeral services will be held from the home Sunday at 2:30 p.m., Rev. Emily Harland, pastor of the Chaumont Methodist Episcopal church, officiating. Burial will be in the family plot at Cedar Grove cemetery, Chaumont.

 

MRS. JOHANNAH KLOCK COMBS, AGED 84, CHAUMONT, EXPIRES (1932)

Chaumont, Feb. 15 - Mrs. Johannah Klock Combs, 84, widow of Charles Combs, died at her home on Main street at 2 Saturday afternoon.

Mr. Combs died July 18, 1931, just seven months to a day preceding Mrs. Combs' death. Mrs. Combs was born in the town of Lyme, June 9, 1847, and was nearly 85 years of age. She was married to Mr. Combs Sept. 16, 1866, and then resided on the Combs' homestead far at Three Mile Point for 37 (? blurry) years, moving to this village 32 (blurry) years ago. Mrs. Combs was a member of the Baptist church at Three Mile Bay but since coming to Chaumont had attended the Presbyterian church.

 

BALDWIN-EDMONDS -- Alexandria Bay, Nov. 27, 1929, by the Rev. Ernest Scott, Lynn M. Baldwin of Lafargeville and Miss Edith M. Edmonds of Depauville.

 

Married at Chaumont. (1921 ?)

Chaumont, March 16. -- Harold Van Alstyne and Miss Emma Thompson both of Clayton were married on March 15 at Chaumont by Rev. William Eddy, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church.

Baldwin-Edmonds (1929)

Alexandria Bay, Dec. 2. -- Lynn M. Baldwin of Lafargeville and Miss Edith M. Edmonds of Depauville were married on Nov. 27, at Alexandria Bay by the Rev. Ernest Scott.

 

HUTCHEON-CARDIFF -- In Depauville, Feb. 18, 1930, by Rev. A. A. Lawrence, George Kidd Hutcheon of Syracuse and Miss Mabel Aleen Cardiff of Depauville.

Walrath-Osborn -- At the residence of J. B. Schermerhorn, Bronson street, March 31, by Rev. C. W. Parsons, Sylvester Walrath and Eliza A. Osborn, both of Depauville.

 

Wednesday, Dec. 11. -- Stormy. Merritt Walrath and Ina Frame were married today. (1878)

 

Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Whittier celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary Sunday. Mr. Whittier and Mrs. Mary Dillenbeck joined Mrs. Whittier at Lee Haven sanatorium in Watertown for the day. Mrs. Whittier is gaining and expects to be able to come home in about three weeks. (1931)

 

COSSELMAN-KELLY -- At Carthage, Feb. 26, 1933, at Grace Episcopal church by Rev. Henry W. Bell, rector, John H. Cosselman, 243 Stuart street, and Miss Virginia Dewitt Kelly, 303 Marshall street, Syracuse.

 

JEFFERS-EISENHAUER -- In this city, March 19, 1930, at the parsonage, First Methodist Episcopal church, by the Rev. Charles Bollinger, Howard B. Jeffers of Rutland Hollow and Miss Florence R. Eisenhauer of Depauville.

 

MARRIAGE LICENSES

FRYE-AMO -- In this city, April 21, 1930, to Elmer Frye, farmer, Three Mill Bay, and Miss Stella Mae Amo, clerk, 8 Lansing Apartments.

 

Fri. Feb. 16 -- Merritt Walrath and Mary Wetherhaan were married yesterday. (1883)

 

EIGABROADT-GORDANIER -- At Depauville, Oct. 24, 1917, by Rev. J. A. Sherlock, Clayton, E. Eigabrodt and Miss Hazel I. Gordanier, both of Depauville.

LINGENFELTER-FLUCKIGER -- At Copenhagen, Oct. 3, 1931, by Rev. Frank Brown, Elton Lingenfelter, Depauville and Miss Kathryn Fluckiger, Clayton.

 

M'KINLEY-ELLIS -- At Clayton, Oct. 2, 1931, by Rev. George E. Racette, in St. Mary's rectory, Carl McKinley and Miss Leona Ellis, both of Clayton.

 

SEEVER-BYAM -- In this city, Jan. 2, 1932, at the parsonage of the Bethany Methodist Episcopal church by Rev. Edgar O. Spaven, DeElton B. Seever, bank cashier, Cape Vincent, and Miss Sylvia K. Byam, nurse, 329 Park avenue, Medina, N. Y.

 

MARRIED

CARR-BABCOCK -- In this city, Aug. 4, 1933, at Asbury Methodist Episcopal church, by Rev. James W. Wilson, Lewis M. Carr, salesman, Richland, and Miss Angela M. Babcock, 423 Broadway avenue, east.

Depauville, Sept. 6. -- At high noon of Sept. 3, 1908 at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Olive Halladay, Depauville, N. Y., was held the marriage of Lucy May Halliday to Ernest M. Karr of Watertown, N. Y. Rev. F. H. Lewis, the bride's pastor, performed the ceremony.

 

Wedding Announced. (1933)

Sackets Harbor, Dec. 4. -- Announcement was made today of the wedding of Miss Corrine Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Brown of Limerick and Kern Bolton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Orin Bolton of Bolton's Beach road.

The couple was married in Watertown by Rev. Mr. Conrad on Nov. 13. They expect to live in....(remainder of notice missing).

 

MARRIED

WOOD-HUFFCUT -- At the Brownville Methodist Episcopal church, August 22, 1930, by Rev. Dr. Smith of Colgate university, assisted by Rev. W. H. Bradley, pastor of the Brownville Methodist Episcopal church, W. Harwood Huffcut, Carthage, senior at Colgate university and Miss Vernice Wood of Brownville.

 

WOOD-ARMSTRONG -- In Depauville, Aug. 20, 1930, at the home of Marcus Sternberg, by the Rev. Alexander Scott, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church of Great Bend, Percy T. Wood, of Hempstead, N. Y., and Miss Helena M. Armstrong of Chaumont.

 

WALTON-POTTER -- In this city, July 15, 1930, at the Potter residence on the Arsenal street road by Rev. James W. Wilson, pastor of the Asbury Methodist Episcopal church, Lawson Grant Walton and Miss Dorothy Elinor Potter, both of Arsenal street road.

 

WELLS-DODGE -- At Three Mile Bay, Nov. 1, 1930, by Rev. G. A. Foote, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, Ross S. Wells, and Mrs. Phoebe J. Dodge, both of Three Mile Bay.

 

LA LONDE-OSBORNE -- In this city, Sept. 6, 1932, at First Methodist Episcopal church by Rev. Charles Bollinger, Arthur M. Walrath, florist, Brownville, and Miss Mildred Olive Osborne, nurse, 900 Salina street, city.

 

October 25, 1922.

The marriage of Walter N. Van Doren and Jennie Pomeroy, both of Chaumont, took place at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Alton H. Adams, 152 Academy street, Monday at noon, Mrs. Adams being a niece of the bride.

 

L. M. CARR AND MISS ANGELA M. BABCOCK ARE TO MARRY (1933)

A marriage license was issued today to Lewis M. Carr of Richland and Miss Angela M. Babcock, 423 Broadway avenue east. The couple said the marriage would be performed by Rev. James W. Wilson, pastor of Asbury Methodist Episcopal church.

Mr. Carr is employed as a salesman. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Carr of Richland. Miss Babcock is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin C. Babcock.

 

Feb. 13, 1923.

The marriage of Harold Wells Linnell, son of District Superintendent of Schools and Mr. W. J. Linnell of 309 Ten Eyck street, and Miss Claire E. Pierce of Limerick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Pierce, took place at 2:30 this afternoon at the home of the bride's parents in Limerick, Rev. Arthur T. Cort, of the Cape Vincent Presbyterian church, officiating.

OFFICERS OF DEPAUVILLE SCHOOL BOARD ELECTED (1929)

Depauville, May 10. -- School meeting of district No. 6 was held in the village schoolhouse Tuesday evening. E. J. Stadler, chairman, presided. Regular business was transacted and the following officers elected: Clerk, W. F. Sternberg; trustee for three years, E. G. Dintelman to succeed himself; collector, Mrs. Rena Gillette.

Motion was made and carried that the trustees consisting of L. A. Mathews, E. J. Stadler and E. G. Dintelman make necessary repairs on school building.

Faculty for coming school year: Kenneth Pound, principal, seventh and eight grades; Ethel Spencer, fourth, fifth and sixth grades; Flora Lee, first, second and third grades.

 

DEPAUVILLE NOTES

Depauville, Feb. 22. -- The Home bureau held its regular meeting at the home of Mrs. Nettie Lowe, Wednesday afternoon. The next meeting will be an all-day session with a dinner at the home of Mrs. Gladys Dorr -- A donation supper will be held in the Grange hall, Friday evening, Mar. 7, for the benefit of the Ladies' Aid society of the Methodist Episcopal church. -- The condition of Harold Green, who has been critically ill for the past ten days shows some improvement. -- The condition of Byron Hart, who suffered a stroke Feb. 1 is gradually improving. -- the condition of Miss Addie Horning, who suffered a stroke, Feb. 8, shows a little improvement. -- Miss Viola Bidwell, 11, daughter of Mrs. Belle Clemons, met with a painful accident last Monday afternoon while sliding down hill. She ran into a barb wire fence, cutting her cheek badly. -- Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Lingenfelter and son, Edton (sic), attended the funeral of their aunt, Mrs. Elizabeth McNett at Three Mile Bay, Wednesday. -- Mr. and Mrs. Earl Clemons and family are moving home to their farm from their farm at Perch river. -- Mr. and Mrs. John Lingfelter (sic) were called to Chaumont, Thursday, by the illness of Mr. Lingenfelter's sister, Mrs. Alden Osborne.

 

Church Class Meets.

Depauville, Aug. 16. -- The D. Y. B. class of the Methodist Episcopal church held its regular meeting at the home of Mrs. Nettie Gillette last Wednesday to study the Sunday school lesson after which a picnic supper was held in the church parlor. Those present were: Mrs. Mary Wagner, Mrs. Emily Gillette, Mrs. Elizabeth Dorr, Mrs. Flora Halladay, Mrs. Elizabeth Fry, Mrs. Amy Sherman, Mrs. Lizzie Lingenfelter, Mrs. Maggie Easton, Mrs. Minnie Mould, Mrs. Isabel Thompson, Mrs. Libbie Devendorf, Mrs. Nettie Gillette, Miss Nellie Lowe, Mrs. Lena Valley, Mrs. Kittle and daughter.

 

DEPAUVILLE NOTES (1929)

Depauville, May 28. -- The second annual dinner will be served by the Eastern Star Chapter, No. 125, in the new Masonic dining hall Decoration day, May 30. --At the regular meeting May 14 of the Parent-Teacher association the following officers were elected for the coming year: President, Mrs. Edith Nims; first vice president, Kenneth Pound; second vice president, Mrs. Ethel Spencer; recording secretary, Mrs. Lilly Gale; financial secretary, Mrs. Melva Dintelman; treasurer, Mrs. Ava Lewis; assistant treasurer, Mrs. Clara Wetterhahn; organist, Margaret Wetterhahn. --Las Thursday Everett Gale celebrated his sixth birthday by entertaining ten of his school mates. Mrs. Gale served supper. He receive many nice gifts. --Mr. and Mrs. Clayton E. Eigabroadt are the parents of a girl born May 24, named Gladys Marie.

 

DEPAUVILLE NOTES

Depauville, Aug. 6. -- The Golden Key class held its third annual festival on the church lawn last Saturday evening. It was well attended. --The annual picnic of the Sunday school of the Methodist Episcopal church was held at Crystal lake Thursday. --The July installation of the I. O. O. F., No. 848 officers was held in their hall Wednesday evening, July 29. Ice cream and cake were served. --Miss Alberta Gale is spending some time with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Gale near Adams. --Lloyd Mould and son, Donald, and daughter, Doris, who have spent the past ten days with Mr. Mould's mother, Mrs. Minnie Mould, returned to their home in Detroit, Mich., Thursday. --Rev. A. Lawrence and family of Turin were guests of Mr. and Mrs. George Hutcheon Wednesday and Thursday. Rev. Lawrence was former pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church here and called on many of his friends while in town. --Mrs. Libbie Devendorf returned to her home here Tuesday after being called to Watertown by the death Of her niece, Mrs. A. W. Jewett. --Carl Dintelman, William Huchzermeier, jr., Francis Huchzermeirer, Horace Jones, jr., Clarence Easton and Don Morton are spending the week at the 4-H camp at Guffins Bay near Chaumont.

 

Birthday Party Held. (1931)

Three Mile Bay, Jan. 27. -- Mrs. S. D. Knight was pleasantly surprised at her home on Three Mile Point, Saturday evening, Jan. 7, the occasion being her birthday.

Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Gould and daughter, Edna, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gould and sons, Richard, Donald and Norman; Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Gould, all of Depauville; Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Knight, Mr. and Mrs. ?. L. Knight and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gould of Three Mile Bay.

 

DEPAUVILLE FIELD DAY IS LARGELY ATTENDED (1930)

Depauville, Sept. 2. -- A field day was held in this village Friday, Aug. 29, under the auspices of I. O. O. F., No. 848. Approximately 1,200 people attended. Johnson's band furnished the music. The parade took place at 11:30 with prizes being awarded to the following: First prize for best decorated truck, Ralph Hoyt, Lafargeville, $10 in gold; 2nd, for decorated truck, Easton Brothers of Depauville, ten gallons of gasoline. First price for best decorated auto, S. M. Watson, Evans Mills, $10 In gold; 2nd prize, Golden Key class, Depauville, $5; third prize, Vida Potter, Clayton, thermo jug. First prize for the oddest vehicle, Wilson Haas, Lafargeville, $5 flash light; 2nd prize, William Lundy, flash light. Best decorated bicycle, John Sprague, $1.

Best appearing saddle horse and rider, Miss Van Alstine, Lafargeville, $5 in gold; 2nd prize, Leo McDonald, five pound box of candy. Half mile race, 1st prize, Roger Clark, cigar lighter, 100 yard dash, 1st prize, Ted Ryan, steel fishing rod; 2nd prize, Clay Timmerman, box of cigars. 50 yard dash for women, 1st prize, Burnetta Meeks, gallon of varnish. Fat man's race, Lawrence Schafer, sack of flour. Girls' race, Nina Comins, one pound box of candy, Children's race, Donald Grant, pound box of candy; Georgia La Rose, one pound box of candy. Greased pole, Robert Wetterhahn, $3.

Potato race, Elmer LaRose, ball mitt. Three legged race, Donald Grant and Elmer LaRose, one pound box of candy. Sack race, John Sprague, one pound box of candy. Wheelbarrow race, Joseph Hosner, sack flour. Chinning pole, Herman Dorr, cigar lighter.

At 10:30 the grand prize, a bull, was awarded to Milo R. Henry. The dinner prize, a chair, was awarded to Lynn Baldwin. The door prize was won by Lloyd Latarte (sic)

A baseball game played by Clayton Center and Grindstone Island was won by Clayton Center. Dinner was served at noon to about 400 people.

 

Honored on Birthday. (1932)

Depauville, Feb. 4. -- Fred Gould was honored at a party Monday evening, the occasion being his 26th birthday. Cards followed by lunch after which dancing was enjoyed. First prizes were awarded to Roy Gale and Mrs. Henry Gold (sic), and consolation awards to Henry Gould and Mrs. Hartman.

 

Shower is Held. (1933 ?)

Depauville, March 24. -- A variety shower was given in honor of Dorothy Hartman Dorr at the home of the Misses Sarah and Frances Norton on Thursday March 16. Mrs. Dorr was recently married to Herman Dorr.

 

THOMAS A. EDISON

1847-1931

BORN

HARTER--At the Mercy hospital, Nov. 29, 1929, to Mr. and Mrs. Lyle H. Harter, 316 South Rutland street, a son, Lawrence David.

 

Dunns Have Son. ('29)

Winthrop, Oct. 12. -- Clarence and Bernice Curtis Dunn have a little son born Wednesday, Oct. 9. Mrs. Dunn was formerly employed at the Woodruff House, Watertown.

 

--On Tuesday, Oct. 8, Mrs. Marlene Curtis, mother of Mrs. Dunn, fell and broke her left arm. (1929)

 

Dwyers Have Daughter.

Three Mile Creek, Feb. 18. -- A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Dwyer on Sunday, Feb. 16. (1930)

 

Son is Born. (1930)

Depauville, April 1. A son, Lester James, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Everton Ayerst of Depauville on March 26.

 

Announcement is made of the birth of a son, Warren Dorland, to Mr. and Mrs. Herbert G. Ellis of Camden.

 

HOSNER -- In Brownville, Nov. 17, 1930, to Mr. and Mrs. Martin Hosner of Brownville, a son, Charles Frederick.

 

March 13. -- Mr. and Mrs. George Hutcheon are the parents of a boy born Feb. 17, 1931. His name is Lyle Peter Hutcheon. Mrs. Hutcheon was Miss Mabel Cardin before her marriage. --Mrs. A. D. Lowe has been ill with grip.

 

A son was recently born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gould. Both mother and baby are doing nicely. ('31)

 

DORR -- At Lafargeville, May 27, 1931, to Mr. and Mrs. Claude G. Dorr, a son, Hollis Claude.

 

McKINLEY -- At Clayton, Aug. 9, 1931, to Mr. and Mrs. Harold McKinley, Clayton, a daughter, Patricia Clara.

 

NORTON -- At the House of the Good Samaritan, Nov. 13, 1931, to Mr. and Mrs. Howard J. Norton of Limerick, a daughter, Pauline Inez.

 

DWYER -- In Depauville, October 10, 1926, to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Dwyer, a son, Ralph, Jr.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Burton Dodge are rejoicing over the arrival of a son weight 7 pounds, named Forrest Burton. (January 32)

 

DAILEY -- In this city, May 24, 1932, to Mr. and Mrs. Merle R. Dailey, 330 Brainard street, a son, Donald Merle.

 

GEORGE -- In this city, September 19, 1932, at the House of the Good Samaritan, a daughter, Diane Clark, to Mr. and Mrs. Emerich George of Chaumont.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence W. Snell announce birth of a six and a half pound daughter, born at the House of the Good Samaritan Thursday Jan. 26. ('33)

 

Daughter is Born.

Lafargeville, Nov. 15. -- a daughter, Louise Marie, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Zang, Lafargeville, Nov. 13. She weighed 9 pounds.

DWYER -- At Depauville, June 20, 1934, to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Dwyer of Depauville, a son.

 

BORN

DICK -- At Clayton, Dec. 19, 1929, to Mr. and Mrs. Clay Dick, Clayton, a son, George William.

 

M'KINLEY -- At Clayton, Pan. (sic) 23, 1930, to Mr. and Mrs. J. Harold McKinely of Clayton, a daughter, Ann Marie.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Dwyer are parents of a daughter who was born Jan. 26. (1930)

 

HYDE -- At the House of the Good Samaritan, Jan. 8, 1930, to Mr. and Mrs. John Hyde, Clayton, a daughter

 

A daughter, Hilda May, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Jay Love, Feb. 13. (1930)

 

A daughter, Betty Jean, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Taylor, Monday, May 12, weight seven pounds and six ounces. ('30)

 

DIXON -- At the House of the Good Samaritan, Aug. 20, 1930, to Mr. and Mrs. William Collins Dixon, jr., of Clayton, a son, William Collins Dixon, jr., 2nd.

 

HALLER -- At the House of the Good Samaritan, Jan. 8, 1931, to Mr. and Mrs. Howard D. Haller, Clayton, Route 1, a daughter, Nancy Jane.

 

EIGABROADT -- In Depauville, April 23, 1920, to Mr. and Mrs. Clayton E. Eigabroadt, a daughter, Pauline Marion.

 

Lafargeville, April 27. -- Word has been received here of the birth of a son, Allen, jr., to Rev. and Mrs. Allen Brown at the Mary Imogene Bassett Memorial hospital at Cooperstown. Mr. and Mrs. Brown are well known in this village. (1931)

 

BORN

HARTER -- At the Mercy hospital, March 31, 1932, to Mr. and Mrs. Lyle H. Harter, 115 Central street, a son.

 

WAGER -- At the House of the Good Samaritan, March 15, 1932, to Mr. and Mrs. Roy O. Wager, 137 Flower avenue, west, a daughter, Mary Gale. Mrs. Wager was formerly Miss Vira K. Gale.

 

PETIT -- At the House of the Good Samaritan, August 17, 1932, to Mr. and Mrs. George H. Petit of Chaumont, R. D. 2, a daughter, Audrey Jane.

 

Northrops Have son. ('32)

Hammond, Aug. 27. -- A son, Richard Armstrong, weighing six pounds, was born Friday, Aug. 26, to Mr. and Mrs. Arnold D. Northrop. Mr. Northrop is prinicpal of the Hammond High school.

 

FRYE -- At the Mercy hospital, Nov. 3, 1932, to Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Frye, Three Mile Bay, a daughter.

VAN DOREN -- At Chaumont, Sept. 21, 1932, to Mr. and Mrs. Jesse T. Van Doren, Chaumont, a son, Kenneth Walter.

 

Twin daughters were born to Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Harter of 316 South Rutland street Wednesday at 10:30 p.m. at the House of the Good Samaritan. The little girls have been named Caroline Jane and Carol Jane. They weighed five pounds, three ounces, and six pounds, four ounces, respectively. Mrs. Harter prior to her marriage was Miss Alice Hartley of Copenhagen.

 

Theodore Roosevelt - Born October 27, 1858 - Died January 6, 1919.

 

LINGENFELTER -- At Brownville, May 22, 1929, to Mr. and Mrs. James H. Lingenfelter, a daughter, Jean Esther. Mrs. Lingenfelter was bormerly Miss Esther Hill, preceptress of Sackets Harbor High school.

 

TWINS ENTERTAIN ON THEIR 5TH BIRTHDAY (1930)

Clayton, Nov. 26. Jane and Jack Gonseth, twins, entertained at their home on Riverside Drive Saturday afternooon, the occasion being their fifth birthday. The lit- (incomplete)

 

HENNE -- At the House of the Good Samaritan, Sept. 17, 1930, to Dr. and Mrs. Frank R. Henne of Clayton, a son.

 

ORMSBY -- At the Mercy hospital Jan. 31, 1931, to Mr. and Mrs. Ray Ormsby, Clayton, Route 2, a son.

 

Ormsby Child Dies

Chaumont, Feb. 16. -- The 13-year (crossed out and the word, "day" written in) son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Ormsby died at the Ormsby home in the town of Clayton on Friday, Feb. 13. Prayer services were held at the home Sunday and the remains were placed in the vault at Depauville.

 

(Honored) On Birthday. ('31)

Clayton, April 25. Dr. ?. T. Fowkes was host at a stag dinner Tuesday evening the occasion being Dr. Fowkes' 37th birthday. During the dinner he was presented (incomplete)

 

Gonseth Twins 6th Birthday. (1931)

On Saturday afternoon, November 21, Jack and Jane Gonseth, twin son and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John (incomplete)

 

Lewis Twinis Celebrate Birthday (1932)

Geraldine and Genevieve Lewis celebrated their 10th birthday at a party, Saturday afternoon, July 2.

 

DONALD RADLEY HONORED ON 7TH BIRTHDAY (1932)

Depauville, Aug. 30 -- A surprise party was given in honor of Donald Radley's 7th birthday, Aug. 23.

The guests present were Miss Flora Lee, Mrs. Ralph Dwyer, Almyra Ralph, Jr., and Ernest Dwyer, Mrs. Samuel Matthews, Jennie and Paul Matthews, Buford Gillette, Marvel Eigabroadt, Kent Sprague, Hollis Easton, Kenneth and Mary Casler, Donald and Richard Radley, the Misses Lottie and Winifred Snell of Woodmere, Long Island, Mr. and Mrs. George Wagner, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Radley.

 

Daughter Is Born

Clayton, Jan. 4. -- A daughter, Sally Elizabeth, weighing seven and a half pounds, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. Butcher, Wednesday morning at Clayton (1932)

 

CALKINS -- At Chaumont, May 14, 1929, Marcellus Calkins, aged 77 years.

Funeral Thursday afternoon at 2 from farm home at Chaumont, Rev. Alexander Scott, pastor of the Chaumont Methodist Episcopal church, officiating.

Interment in the family plot at Dexter.

 

SMITH -- At Three Mile Bay, May 31, 1929, Mrs. Emogene Melissa Smith, widow of Gardner Smith, aged 79 years.

Funeral from late home Sunday at 2 and half hour later from Three Mile Bay Baptist church, Rev. E. H. Conrad, pastor, officiating, assisted by Rev. G. A. Foote, pastor of the Three Mile Bay Episcopal church.

Interment at Three Mile Bay.

 

HYDE -- In this city, May 24, 1929, William H. Hyde, 510 Leray street, aged 79 years.

Prayer services will be conducted at the son's home Sunday at 1:30 p.m., with services in Bethany Methodist Episcopal church at 2 p.m., Rev. Edgar O. Spaven, pastor of the church, will officiate.

Interment will be made in St. Lawrence cemetery.

 

REED -- In this city, May 14, 1929, John W. Reed, aged 62 years, of 628 Central street.

The funeral will be held from his home Thursday at 1 p.m. with services being conducted at St. Lawrence Corners church at 2:30 by Rev. E. O. Spaven, pastor of Bethany Methodist Episcopal church.

Interment will be made in St. Lawrence Corners cemetery.

 

TERRILL -- At Three Mile Bay, June 3, 1929, Freeman W. Terrill, aged 70 years.

Funeral from Methodist Episcopal church at Three Mile Bay, Thursday at 2:30 p.m., Rev. G. A. Foote, pastor, officiating.

Interment at Three Mile Bay cemetery.

 

CONSAUL--At Clayton, Sept. 20, 1929, William H. Consaul, aged 89 years.

Funeral from late home, 307 Riverside Drive, Clayton, Monday at 2 p.m., Rev. William Adam, pastor of Clayton Baptist church, officiating, assisted by Rev. W. A. Gardner of Adams, former pastor of the Clayton Methodist Episcopal church.

Interment will be made at Clayton cemetery with rites at the grave by the Clayton lodge of Odd Fellows.

 

BLANCHARD -- In Natural Bridge, Sept. 21, 1929, Mrs. Mary J. Blanchard, Natural Bridge, aged 76 years. Funeral services from her late home Tuesday afternoon at 2, Rev. Robert Mallabar, officiating.

 

CONKLIN--Near Depauville, Sept. 21, 1929, Mrs. Eva Jeanette Conklin of Lorraine, widow of Frank L. Conklin, aged 74 years.

Funeral from home of cousin, Mrs. B. B. Brady, near Depauville, on the Depauville-Watertown road, Monday at 2:00 p.m., Rev. G. A. Foote of Three Mile Bay officiating.

Interment at Dexter cemetery.

 

M'NETT--Near Adams, Feb. 16, 1930, Mrs. Elizabeth Phillips McNett, widow of Ethelbert B. McNett, aged 86 years.

Prayers from home of daughter, Mrs. Milton Hoan, Adams, R. D. 4, Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. and funeral from Three Mile Bay Baptist church at 1 p.m.

Interment in St. Lawrence cemetery.

 

HALLADAY--At Macombs Settlement, March 23, 1930, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Halladay, widow of George Halladay, aged 78 years.

Funeral from St. Paul's Catholic church, Rosiere, Tuesday at 10 a.m., Rev. Father Sweeney officiating.

Interment at St. Lawrence cemetery.

 

BENNETT--At Carthage, Jan. 4, 1919, Frederick W. Bennett, aged 80 years.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 from Congregational church, Rev. B. F. Congregational church, Rev. B. F. Ciegler, officiating.

Interment will be in West Carthage cemetery.

 

ENTERED INTO REST

HAGGERTY--At the Mercy hospital, May 31, 1929, Nelson E. Haggerty, St. Lawrence, aged 5 years.

The funeral services will be conducted from the home at St. Lawrence, Rev. G. A. Foote of Three Mil Bay, officiating.

Interment will be at St. Lawrence cemetery.

 

PIERCE--At Limerick, May 28, 1929, Charles W. Pierce, aged 70 years.

Funeral from home Tuesday at 2 p.m., Rev. A. T. Cort of Boonville, officiating.

Interment at Dexter.

 

PIERCE--At Limerick, July 9, 19??, Mrs. Ellen Wells Pierce, widow of Charles W. Pierce, aged 64 years.

Funeral from home Thursday at 2 p.m. Rev. H. E. Corts of Boonville officiating.

Interment in Dexter cemetery.

 

BENT--At Depauville, June 17, 1929, Mrs. Prudence E. Bent, aged 71 years.

Funeral from home at Depauville, Thursday at 2 p.m., Rev. E. H. Conroy officiating.

Burial in the Depauville cemetery.

 

LINGENFELTER--Near Three Mile Bay, June 18, 1929, Mrs. Minnie O. Lingenfelter, aged 58 years.

Funeral from late home Friday at 10 a.m., Rev. G. A. Foote of Three Mile Bay officiating.

Interment at Clayton.

 

WEAVER--At Chaumont, June 21, 1929, Addis E. Weaver, aged 73 years.

Funeral from late home Monday at 2 p.m., Rev. R. C. Dunn, pastor of the Chaumont Presbyterian church, officiating.

Interment in family plot at Clayton.

 

GRAHAM--Near Clayton, Dec. 26, 1929, Mrs. Marion Frances Graham, widow of Harold F. Graham, aged 31 years.

Prayers at home of parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Decker, near Clayton, Monday at 1 p.m. and funeral later in day from Lafargeville Methodist church, Rev. B. G. Miller of Clayton officiating, assisted by Rev. Mr. Eddy, a former Lafargeville pastor.

 

WELLS--At the House of the Good Samaritan, Jan. 2, 1930, Isaac Cady Wells of 9 Victoria apartments, a native of Three Mile Bay, aged 72 years.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Wilcox & Van Ness funeral parlors Sunday at 2:30 p.m., Rev. Darwin F. Pickard, pastor of First Presbyterian church, officiating.

Interment will be made in the family plot at Three Mile Bay.

 

ALLEN--Near Three Mile Bay, Jan. 4, 1930, James S. Allen, town of Lyme, aged 50 years.

Funeral services from his late home Tuesday at 1 p.m., Rev. G. A. Foote, pastor of the Three Mile Bay Methodist church, officiating.

Interment in the family plot at St. Lawrence cemetery.

 

HOWSE--At Depauville, Jan. 19, 1930, Mrs. Elizabeth Howse, wife of Charles E. Howse of Depauville, aged 70 years.

Funeral from home Tuesday at 1 p.m., Rev. Harry Perry, pastor of the Depauville Baptist church, officiating.

The body will be placed in the vault at Depauville cemetery. Please omit flowers.

 

HORNING--Near Depauville, April 4, 1930, Miss Addie C. Horning, aged 73 years.

Funeral Sunday at 1 p.m. from home and 2 from Methodist Episcopal church of Depauville, Rev. C. A. Lawrence, pastor, officiating.

Interment in family plot, Depauville.

 

July 23, 1886: Gen. Ulysses S. Grant died at 8:08 this morning at Mt. McGregor. He was 63 years of age on April 27th last.

 

BOVEE--In this city, June 15, 1929, Fred Bovee, aged 69 years, 619 West Main street.

Prayer services will be conducted at his home Tuesday at 2 p.m. with funeral services in the Baptist church at Depauville at 3. Rev. Mr. Perry, pastor, will officiate.

Interment will be in Depauville cemetery.

 

FRYE--At Brownville, Sept. 23, 1929, Frank Frye of Brownville, aged 66 years.

Funeral services from the late home in Brownville, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30, Rev. Henry W. Bell, rector of the St. Paul's Episcopal church of Brownville, officiating.

Interment in the Brownville cemetery.

 

CORSS--At Glen Park, Oct. 30, 1929, Asher B. Corss, aged 45 years.

Funeral services from the late home Friday at 2:30 p.m., Rev. L. H. Bradley, pastor of Brownville and Glen Park Methodist Episcopal churches, officiating.

Interment at Depauville.

 

PALMER--At the House of the Good Samaritan, Nov. 20, 1929, Mrs. Alice Martha Powell Palmer, of Depauville, aged 46 years.

The funeral will be conducted from the home Saturday at 1:15 p.m., and from Christ church at Clayton at 2 p.m.

Interment will be in the Depauville cemetery.

 

BURTON--At Depauville, Dec. 22, 1929, Mrs. Sarah Mount Burton, widow of Dr. R. J. Burton, aged 69 years.

Funeral from home of daughter, Mrs. W. F. Huchzermeir, Depauville, Tuesday at 1 p.m., Rev. Mr. Lawrence of Depauville officiating.

Body placed in Depauville vault to await burial in spring.

 

TERRY--At the Henry Keep Home, Jan. 7, 1930, Miss Nellie Christian Terry, native of Depauville, aged 74 years.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Henry Keep Home Thursday at 10:30 a.m., Rev. Charles T. Raynor, curate at the Trinity Episcopal church, will officiate.

 

FOX--At Three Mile Bay, Dec. 11, 1929, Mrs. Adaline Schuyler Fox, widow of Jacob Fox, aged 89 years. Funeral from the home at Three Mile Bay Sunday at 3 p.m., Rev. E. H. Conrad, assisted by Rev. G. A. Foote, officiating.

Interment in Three Mile Bay cemetery.

 

ARMSTRONG--At Chaumont, Jan. 20, 1930, Frank Armstrong sr.

Funeral from the home Thursday at 2 p.m., Rev. Alexander Scott, pastor of the Chaumont Methodist Episcopal church, officiating.

 

KLOCK--At Buffalo, March 2, 1930, Captain Frank Everette Klock, former resident of the Three Mile Bay, aged 45 years.

Funeral from home of mother, Mrs. Isadora Klock, near Three Mile Bay, under auspices of Chaumont lodge of Masons on Wednesday at 3 p.m., Rev. G. A. Foote, pastor of the Three Mile Bay Methodist Episcopal church, officiating.

Interment at Three Mile Bay.

 

OSBORN--At the House of the Good Samaritan, March 23, 1930, Mrs. Emmerett Osborn, wife of Phineas Alden Osborn of Chaumont, aged 78 years.

Funeral at Chaumont, Wednesday at 2 p.m., Rev. G. A. Foote, pastor of the Three Mile Bay Methodist Episcopal church, officiating.

Interment at Depauville.

 

Typist's Note: On this page was a photo of a Ladies' Shirtwaist - front and back views - underneath was penned in "Style 1916." The image was pasted alongside the following anniversary piece from 1927.

 

WED 50 YEARS ON EASTER SUNDAY (1927)

On Easter Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Frank Clarke of Limerick will celebrate their golden wedding. They were married April 17, 1877. Mr. Clarke is 83 years old and his wife is 81. He was born April 4, 1854, and she was born June 12, 1856.

Mr. and Mrs. Clarke will observe their 50th wedding anniversary quietly. They would like to go to church on Easter morning but they are not able to go so they will stay at home and have their Easter breakfast together on their golden wedding day.

Mr. Clarke writes, "My good wife and I are all alone as we do not expect any one but we both enjoy good health and do thank God for His many blessings that he has bestowed upon us in our old age. We would like to go to church Easter morning but it is so that we cannot go, so we will read our Bible. When you all go to church on Easter morning, please to remember us in prayers that God will bless and keep us in good health and our prayer is that God will aid, guide and direct us through life."

 

A photo of Fred H. Leach (1928) was placed on the lefthand upper corner of the next page. Only the handwritten "Depauville" was found beneath the photo.

 

The 91st birthday celebration for Eli J. Seeber was noted with a photo and a brief article with a headline as follows:

ELI J. SEEBER TO BE 91 THURSDAY (1929)

(Special to The Times.)

Adams, Jan. 22.--Eli J. Seeber, former member of assembly, will celebrate his 91st birthday Thursday. Mr. Seeber is a native of Jefferson count and has spent his entire life in this county.

(The preceding article may have been an incomplete scrapbook insertion.)

 

ELI J. SEEBER 93, ADAMS, DIES (1931)

With Photo

Prominent Resident of Village Expires Suddenly at His Home
FORMER ASSEMBLYMAN WAS CLOSE FRIEND OF ROOSEVELT
ACQUAINTANCE FORMED IN ALBANY DEVELOPING INTO INTIMATE FRIENDSHIP
WAS DESCENDANT OF PIONEERS

Mr. Seeber's Ancestors Fought in the Revolution--Funeral Will Be Held from the Home in Adams
Sunday Afternoon.

(Special to The Times.)

Adams, Aug. 29. -- Eli J. Seeber, 93, former assemblyman and close personal friend of the late Theodore Roosevelt, died suddenly at 4 p.m. on Friday.

Mr. Seeber was down town as late as Tuesday and appeared in good health on the day of his death. He laid down to take a nap after lunch on Friday and at 4 p.m. his daughter, Mrs. Kent Whittier, who resided with him, heard a noise. Entering the room where he was reposing, she found him breathing his last.

For some years Mr. Seeber had suffered from heart trouble. In 1913, while waiting in the postoffice for the distribution of the mail, he suffered a heart attack and fell to the floor unconscious. He improved after that attack and regained his usual health. In August, 1926, Mr. Seeber suffered a heart attack while attending the outing of the Oswego county board of supervisors at Sandy Pond and for several days he was in a serious condition.

NOTE: The obituary for Mr. Seeber appeared to end at this point. However, from other scrapbooks this typist found the continuation of this obituary, as follows:

The funeral will be held from the home where he died at 2 p.m. Sunday. Rev. W. A. Gardner, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, will officiate. Rev. Cecil Taylor, rector of the Episcopal church, and Rev. W. A. Wager, pastor of the Presbyterian church, will assist. Both were his next door neighbors. Burial will be in Depauville.

Of German ancestry, Mr. Seeber came from a family which settled in this country in Colonial times. Mr. Seeber's grandfather was the only one of seven members of the family who escaped death while fighting under Herkimer at Oriskany.

Eli J. Seeber was born Jan. 24, 1838 in the town of Brownville, a son, as he at one time put it, "of poor but honest parents." At two years of age his parents moved into the town of Clayton, where Eli Seeber grew up in a primitive rural district. With the exception of a few years he continued to live in the township of Clayton until 1896, removing to Adams in 1898, where he had since resided.

Free schools were unknown in Mr. Seeber's early days, and being the eldest of a large family of children, he began working out when quite young to support himself and help support those at home; consequently his schooling was limited. At the age of 18 he went to work in a grist mill where he personally became acquainted with almost every man in town and many adjoining towns and learned to mix and mingle with different classes of people.

A few years later he purchased the mill and for many years he operated it, later selling out to engage in the feed business at Chaumont.

While living at Depauville, where his mill was located he served as justice of the peace and he was supervisor during the years 1878-80-81-82 and 1884. His home town, like the other river towns at that time, was strongly Democratic.

Mr. Seeber himself was brought up a Democrat but in the late fifties he had read much about the Lincoln and Douglas debates and when Lincoln was nominated in 1860 for the presidency, on account of his stand on the temperance and slavery questions, Mr. Seeber put all his zeal into his support in that campaign. From then on Mr. Seeber continued to vote the Republican ticket, except to follow his friend, Theodore Roosevelt, in 1912.

Mr. Seeber delighted in telling anecdotes about his great friend and a few years ago related some of these to a Times reporter for publication. Let the late assemblyman tell one of his favorite stories of Roosevelt in his own words:

"It was a few days after our first acquaintance that he appeared dressed in a new suit of large checked plaid of the latest cut and with his big lensed glasses and attached cord. With his great mouthful of teeth that seemed to be the most prominent part of him, he appeared to me as a comical a sight as I doubtless did to him in my country-tailor maide suit and rural air.

"But he was entirely sober-mined on the occasion. Approaching me he asked in worried but frank tones 'Seeber, I want to know if I look as much like a damned dude as my pictures represent me to be?' I answered that I thought his pictures flattered him. That was the last time I ever saw Roosevelt dressed in loud clothing that had been so conspicuous on that occasion.

"Mr. Roosevelt had a peculiar way of attacking a difficult question. Unlike the trained orators of his time he lacked multitude of tricks and subterfuges in enlisting aid for the thing they were sponsoring. He had a strong city brogue and a hard hitting manner of attack. The great quality of Roosevelt's speaking which was truly fascinating was in his sincerity of manner and honesty of purpose.

"After leaving the assembly in 1885 I met Roosevelt at quite frequent intervals. When he was police commissioner of New York city I called upon him at headquarters where I was ushered into his private office. There was a great tumult in the New York underworld at the time and scores of New York policemen were filled with fear that they might lose their jobs. 'I would never have forgiven you if you had come to New York without calling on me' was Roosevelt's parting shot as I took my leave on that occasion, after explaining that I was about to leave the room when I discovered that the lobby was filled with men waiting to see him."

In later years, Mr. Seeber met the late president at different times. During the time that Roosevelt was campaigning the state for election for governor, he had intimate chats with Mr. Seeber on the campaign train. After his election Mr. Seeber had luncheon at the Roosevelt home at Oyster Bay.

During the famous Barnes trial at Syracuse, the president secured admission to the courtroom for Mr. Seeber and Isaac L. Hunt by taking them in as special counsel. The two men again renewed their acquaintance when Roosevelt came to Watertown on a speaking tour.

In 1912, when Roosevelt started the Bull Moose party Mr. Seeber left the Republican fold and joined the Progressive ranks. In 1914, he ran for sheriff on the Bull Moose ticket, rolling up a big vote. In the same year, at a banquet at the National Hotel in Adams, he announced that he was returning to the Republican party, realizing that there was no use in playing a lone hand.

Mr. Seeber joined the Masonic lodge in 1868 and was the last surviving charter member of the Depauville lodge, serving at one time as its master. He was also a member of the Adams Chapter, No. 205, R. (sic) A. M., and was the oldest Mason in the village. When he came to the village of Adams he was instrumental in the organization of Adams Lodge, No. 806, I. O. O. F., and was one of its charter members.

Since coming to Adams on his 60th birthday, Mr. Seeber had taken an active interest in all village affairs and had served the village three times as president. He was honorary member of the volunteer fire department. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, being active in layman's activities.

He married Miss Amanda M. Lewis of Clayton in 1860. She died Feb. 18, 1912. To them were born three children, Willis E., who died June 14, 1920; Clara S. Pierce, who died April 27, 1922; and Mrs. C. A. Whittier, who resided with her father here. Besides the daughter, there also survives a brother, Sylvanus Seeber of Depauville, three grandchildren, Eli Pierce, Whitesboro; Kent W. Pierce, Ithaca; and Mrs. Hazel Seeber Haven, Syracuse, and two great-grandchildren. Other survivors include several nephews and nieces and a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Lillian Seeber, Syracuse; and a son-in-law, C. M. Pierce, Depauville.

DEATHS

BYAM -- In Chaumont, January 13, 1929, Adelbert Lincoln Byam, 63. Funeral Wednesday at hour not yet determined.

 

M'CRACKEN -- Near Three Mile Bay, Jan. 9, 1929, Harry W. McCracken, aged 82 years.

Funeral from home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary Mattis, near Three Mile Bay, Saturday morning at 11, Rev. G. A. Foote, pastor of the Three Mile Bay Methodist Episcopal church, officiating.

 

LINGENFELTER -- In the town of Clayton, Jan. 23, 1929, Mrs. Frances Addie Lingenfelter, wife of Merritt Lingenfelter, aged 70 years.

Funeral privately from the home Saturday afternoon at 1:30, Rev. B. G. Miller, pastor of the Clayton Methodist Episcopal church, officiating.

 

NORTON --- At Dorchester, Mass., Dr. Herbert R. Norton, born in Depauville, aged 66 years.

Funeral services in Dorchester Friday afternoon.

Interment will e in Dorchester. (1929)

 

SPONABLE -- At Clay, N. Y., Jan. 29, 1929, Albert B. Sponable of Clay, N. Y.

Funeral services Friday, 2 p.m., from the home.

Interment at Pine Plains cemetery.

 

KARR -- In Hudson, N. Y., March 1, 1929, Ernest M. Karr, former resident of this city, aged 50 years.

Body will arrive here Monday evening at 6:20 and be taken to the home of H. F. Halladay, 1012 Washington street. Funeral services will be held in Hudson, Sunday afternoon.

Interment will be in Depauville Tuesday afternoon.

 

M'INTYRE -- At Cape Vincent, March 1, 1929, Elon Henry McIntyre, aged 97 years.

Funeral Sunday afternoon at 1:30 from the home and 2 from Methodist Episcopal church.

Interment at St. Lawrence.

 

WALRATH-- At Lafargeville, Feb. 17, 1929, W. H. Walrath of Lafargeville, aged 83 years.

Funeral at 1:30 from the Lafargeville Methodist Episcopal church. Rev. B. J. Davison, officiating. Knights Templars will act as escorts.

Interment at Grove cemetery, Lafargeville.

 

HAMILTON -- At Sayre, Pa., Feb. 4, 1929, Martin Hamilton, of Three Mile Bay, aged 86 years.

Funeral from the Methodist Episcopal church at Three Mile Bay Friday morning at 10:30, Rev. G. A. Foote officiating.

Interment in Three Mile Bay cemetery.

 

LOOMIS -- In New York, Jan. 29, 1929, J. Schuyler Loomis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick S. Loomis, Chaumont, aged 20 years.

Body will arrive in Watertown at 4:45 this afternoon and be taken to the late home.

Funeral arrangements incomplete.

 

DODGE -- In the town of Clayton, March 15, 1929, Mrs. Flora E. Dodge, widow of the late Perry F. Dodge, aged 76 years.

Funeral Sunday at 2:30 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Pirl (sic) Ormsby, town of Clayton.

 

PATCH -- At Clayton, April 12, 1929, Wallace Fulton Patch, aged 20 years.

Funeral from late home at Clayton Monday at 2 p.m., Rev. Ian A. R. MacDonald, rector of Christ Episcopal church, Clayton, officiating.

Interment at Depauville.

 

SHAW -- In this city, April 17, 1929, Herbert H. Shaw, 138 Michigan avenue, aged 67 years, formerly of Three Mile Bay.

Funeral services will be held from the late residence at 2 Saturday afternoon, with the Masonic lodge of Chaumont in charge, Rev. Guy L. Brown, pastor of the First Baptist church, will officiate.

Interment will be made at Three Mile Bay.

 

DEPAUVILLE LODGE INDUCTS NEW OFFICERS (1929)

Depauville, Jan. 23. -- Installation of the officers of Depauville Lodge No. 848 was held in their hall Wednesday evening. Ceremonies of installation were directed by Peter Fleckert, district deputy grand master of Jefferson district No. 2 and his staff was chosen from Antwerp lodge, No. 477.

After the installation of officers a program consisting of short addresses by the district deputy and others, the local quartet consisting of William Palmer, Fred Palmer, Charles Palmer, and Horace Jones gave several selections. The orchestra consisting of Henry La Patra, Mrs. Lena Bass, Mrs. Edith Nims of Depauville and Claude Swartout and E. W. Comins of St. Lawrence also gave several selections. Covers were laid for over 100 and a supper was served.

Officers were installed as follows: Noble grand, Kenneth Bretch; vice grand, Harold Delaney; recording secretary, Elbridge Stadler; financial secretary, Arthur Lingenfelter; treasurer, Edwin Dorr; warden, Roy Patchen; conductor, Charles Palmer; right supporter of noble grand, E. J. Johndrow; left supporter of noble grand, Norris Haller; right supporter of vice grand, C. R. Bates; left supporter of fice grand, J. P. Dodge; right scene supporter, William Gale; left scene supporter, William Gale; left scene supporter, E. B. Failing; inside guard, Floyd Gould; outside guard, Herman Dorr; chaplain, Raymond Comins.

 

FIRST AND SECOND DEGREES CONFERRED AT DEPAUVILLE (1929 Jan 19)

William Matteson Receives Two Degrees. -- Lecturer's Program Given

There was a good attendance at the regular meeting of Depauville grange held in the hall on Saturday afternoon. Sisters Rena Gillette and Flora Dodge were reported ill. The first and second degrees were conferred upon William Matteson. During the lecturer's hour readings were given by Brothers Carl Haas, E. Dintleman, F. White, Sisters Bates and the worthy lecturer.

The next regular meeting will be held on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 2 at 1:30.

 

BORN

SCHNAUBER -- At Depauville, Feb. 21, 1929, to Mr. and Mrs. Vernet Schnauber, a daughter, Barbara Jane.

 

HERKIMER -- At Depauville, May 1, 1930, Mrs. Celia Lowe Herkimer, widow of D. C. Herkimer and sister of Frank D. Lowe of Watertown, aged 86 years.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. from the home of her son, Frank Herkimer, at Depauville and at 2 from the Depauville Methodist Episcopal church, Rev. Mr. Lawrence officiating.

\Interment will be made at the Cedarville cemetery at Chaumont.

 

M'COMBER -- At Depauville, Feb. 26, 1921, Abner H. McComber, aged 77 years, 4 months and 6 days.

Funeral Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 from the Depauville Methodist Episcopal church, Rev. Arthur Darling officiating.

Burial at Depauville.

 

O. E. S. AT DEPAUVILLE ELECTS NEW OFFICERS (1929)

Depauville, Dec. 26. At the last regular meeting of the Depauville O. E. S. the following officers were elected:

Worthy patron, George Pettit; worthy matron, Georgia Clemons; associate matron, Nicholine Pettitt; conductress, Lorinda Eckert; associate conductress, Mildred Matthews; treasurer, Louise Vincent; secretary, Grace Priest; trustee, Grace Dale.

The O. E. S. and Masonic orders will hold a joint installation Thursday evening, Dec. 27. A picnic supper will be served. Meat and rolls will be furnished by the order.

 

DEPAUVILLE WOMAN BREAKS HER HIT IN FALL ON ICE (1929)

Depauville, Jan. 11. -- Mrs. Rena Gillette slipped on the ice while going from her home to the village last Wednesday about 2:30 p.m. and fractured her left hip. Howard Lee and Elbridge Johndrow helped her into a car and took her home. Dr. J. T. Fowkes of Clayton was called to set the break.

 

DEPAUVILLE NOTES (1929)

Depauville, Jan. 16. -- Mrs. Rena Gillette, who fell on the ice last Wednesday, is still confined to her bed. She did not break her hip as was at first thought but suffered a bad sprain. It is expected she will soon be up around the house. --- William Huchzermeier, who has been sick for some time, is improving. --- The remains of Frank Seeber of Brownville were brought here Monday and placed in the vault. --- Fred King of Adams is visiting friends and relatives in town. -- Mr. and Mrs. Don Fuller of Syracuse went to Brownville Sunday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Fuller's uncle, Frank Seeber, which was held on Monday. Mr. Fuller returned to Syracuse Monday night and Mrs. Fuller will remain here with her mother, Mrs. Ellen Grabler, for a short time. -- Mr. Armida Fox, who teaches school at Alexandria Bay, returned to school Monday after a three week's vacation which she spent here with her mother, Mrs. Ellen Grabler.

 

DURSTON NIMS NOTES HIS 7TH BIRTHDAY (1929)

Depauville, Jan. 29. -- Durston Nims celebrated his seventh birthday last Wednesday, Jan. 23, by entertaining 19 of his young friends to a luncheon.

Those present were: Geraldine and GEnevieve Lewis, Elizabeth and Alberta ---?ence, Pauline and Ferne ----?dt, Ruth Casler, Robert Darow (?), Albert Gale, Hariette Nims, Betty Denny, Raymond and Merle Gale, Theodore Green, Buddy Darrow, Everett Gale, Horace Jones, jr., Ernest Eckert, jr., Durston Nims.

 

FRANK A. HEYL WEDS EAST ROCHESTER GIRL (1929)

Lafargeville, Jan. 7. -- Blanche Edith Lawrence of East Rochester and Frank A. Heyl of this village were married Thursday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Nash of East Rochester, Rev. Fred O. Scurrah, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, performing the ceremony, W. E. Nash, nephew of Mr. H. J. Nash, was best man, and Miss Bertha Plato, a teacher at Clayton, was bridesmaid. After an extended trip through this state, Mr. and Mrs. Heyl will make their home in this village where Mr. Heyl is engaged in business.

January 18, 1904.

This morning was the coldest one in the coldest winter within the memory of the oldest inhabitant. On Public Square at 6 this morning the thermometer registered 26 below zero. It was 38 degrees below zero at the county house this morning. At the shipyard west of Carthage the temperature was 50 below.

(below this was penned in "25 years later, warm")

 

MRS. FRANCES LINGENFELTER, 70, EXPIRES NEAR CLAYTON (1929)

(Special to The Times.)

Clayton, Jan. 24, -- Mrs. Frances Addie Lingenfelter, 70, wife of Merritt Lingenfelter, died at her home in the town of Clayton Wednesday afternoon at 4:30.

She was born in the town of Orleans, April 15, 1858, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Almon Barney. Fifty-four years ago she married Merritt Lingenfelter in this village.

Surviving are her husband, Merritt Lingenfelter; one son, Lee Lingenfelter; two grandchildren, Miss Marion Lingenfelter, Buffalo, and William H. Lingenfelter, Clayton; one sister, Mrs. Cora Ellis, Clayton.

Funeral services will be held privately from the home Saturday afternoon at 1:30, Rev. B. G. Miller, pastor of the Clayton Methodist Episcopal church, officiating.

 

Everett Gale Honored. (1929)

Dapauville, May 28. -- Everett Gale entertained nine of his schoolmates at his home on his sixth birthday, Wednesday, May 22. Supper was served at 5:15, a large pink and white birthday cake being the center piece of the table. Many presents were received by Everett.

Those present were: Raymond and Merald (sic) Gale, Durston Nimes, Ernest Eckert, Horace Jones, Earl Bates, Teddy Green, Kenneth Dwyer, Evans Van Alstyne and Everett Gale.

 

While some cities and towns are retailing sugar a cent or two lower than the local dealers, it is expected the retail price here will be around 21 and 22 cents in a few days. (August 24, 1930.)

 

To Go to College.

Brownville, Aug. 23. -- Francis Lingenfelter, a graduate of Brownville-Glen Park high school of 1933 class, will leave Sept. 1, to attend Antioch college at Yellow Springs, Ohio.

 

SEEBER -- In Brownville, Jan. 11, 1929, Frank G. Seeber, Brownville, aged 62 years.

Funeral services Monday morning at 10 from the home, Rev. C. M. Smith, pastor of the Great Bend Woolworth church, officiating.

Interment will be in Depauville.

 

COUPLE OBSERVES GOLDEN WEDDING (1929)
ENTERTAIN THE BIRTHDAY CLUB OF CHAUMONT
MR. AND MRS. MYRON C. DANIELS
Receive Many Gifts From Their Friends on Anniversary--Have Resided in Chaumont For the Past 24 Years


Chaumont, Jan. 10.-- The Birthday Club entertained at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Myron C. Daniels late Tuesday evening in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Daniels' gold wedding anniversary.

Fifty years ago, Jan. 8,Miss Mary Elizabeth Lingenfelter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Lingenfelter of the town of Clayton, was married to Myron C. Daniels, son of Mr. and Mrs. Truman Daniels of the town of Lyme. In commenting about the weather Mr. Daniels said that at that time the snow was several feet deep and that the roads were almost impassable. After their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Daniels went to live on his father's farm in the town of Clayton, where they resided for 19 years. Later they moved to an adjoining farm which Mr. Daniels purchased and where they continued to live for seven years. They came to Chaumont to live about 24 years ago.

Mr. and Mrs. Daniels have two daughters, Mrs. Milford Haas of Chaumont, and Mrs. J. Stewart Dascomb of Bath, who came home to be present at the celebration. They also have five grandchildren. Dinner was served about 7 p.m.

The table decorations and those in the rooms were yellow and white. There were two tables arranged for guests. The one in the dining room was the bride's table and in the center of it was a beautiful wedding cake decorated with 50 candles and on the center of the cake were two dolls dressed as a bride and bridegroom. The cake was made by Mrs. Lydia Dillenback and Mrs. Bessie Hentze. Mrs. F. C. Haas got the ring which was in the cake. Mrs. Dayton Hilts, the thimble and Eugene Brown, a tiny baby doll.

Mr. and Mrs. Daniels were the recipients of several gifts. Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Baltz of Lafargeville sent two dozen red and pink roses. Mr. and Mrs. Milford (Haas) presented them with a $5 gold piece. Mr. and Mrs. J. Stewart Dascomb gave Mrs. Daniels a gold ring with a ruby setting. The Birthday club presented Mr. and Mrs. Daniels with an electric floor lamp.

Mrs. A. L. Byam gave a reading and Mrs. Clarence Peck read a very interesting history of the lives of Mr. and Mrs. Daniels. Progressive 500 was played during the evening. The first prize for women was won by Mrs. Bessie Hentze. The consolation prize was won by Mrs. Pearl Phelps, F. C. Brougham won the consolation prize for men and Dayton Hilts, the first prize.

Those present were:

Mr. and Mrs. Myron Daniels, Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Brougham, Mr. and Mrs. George N. Liddy, Mr. and Mrs. Kissel, Mrs. Lydia A. Dillenback, Mrs. Bessie C. Hentze, Mr. E. H. Graves, E. H. Graves, Mrs. Addie Phelps, P. P. Phelps, Mr. and Mrs. Dayton Hilts, Vera Hiltz, Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Osborn, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Peck, Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Haas, Prudence Bent, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Byam, Mrs. Isabelle Walrath, Mr. and Mrs. Milford Haas and son, Junior, Mrs. Stewart Dascomb and Mary Elizabeth and Florence Dascomb of Bath.

 

JOHNSON'S WED A HALF CENTURY (1931)
CHAUMONT COUPLE OBSERVES GOLDEN WEDDING
NO SPECIAL CELEBRATION HELD
Mr. Johnson, President of Adams- Duford Company, Passed Day as Usual in
     His Office in Chaumont

(Special to The Times.)

Chaumont, Sept. 28. -- Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Johnson of this village observed their golden wedding anniversary today. The event was passed quietly and Mr. Johnson passed the day at his office as usual.

Mrs. Johnson was formerly Miss Jessica Main. She and Mr. Johnson were married in this village by Rev. J. V. Shurtz, then pastor of the Chaumont Presbyterian church.

Mr. Johnson is a prominent business man of this village. He is president of the Adams-Duford company, with which concern he has been affiliated for 35 years. He is also interested in farming and has been a leader in the dairy industry in this region for years.

 

COUPLE MARRIED FOR FIFTY YEARS
CHAUMONT RESIDENTS OBSERVE GOLDEN WEDDING
MR. AND MRS. E. T. DIEFENDORF
Day Is Passed Quietly at Their Home Because Mrs. Diefendorf Is in Ill Health

Chaumont, Dec. 24. -- Mr. and Mrs. Ernest T. Diefendorf of Chaumont observed their 50th wedding anniversary Monday. They were married at the home of the bride on Dec. 23, 1879, by Rev. Charles Dorr, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church at Depauville. The wedding was solemnized at 8 in the evening with about 50 guests present.

Mrs. Diefendorf was formerly Miss Almeda Putnam, eldest daughter of the late Albert H. and Susan E. Putnam, and lived in the town of Clayton. Mr. Diefendorf is the eldest son of the late Alonzo and Frances Diefendorf and lived on Point Salubrious at the time of their marriage.

Mr. Diefendorf was engaged in drilling wells at this time and continued in this occupation, drilling in this locality and at Oswego, Mexico, Albany, Cicero. He drilled the first well ever drilled in the city of Syracuse.

After two years Mr. and Mrs. Diefendorf purchased the Henry Horton farm on the end of Point Salubrious. Up to this time the property had always been owned by members of the Horton family. The house was one of the first to be built on Point Salubrious having been built in 1810, according to records.

It was in the spring of 1881 that they took up their residence on the Point and have resided there since with the exception that for the past 20 years they have spent their winter months in their home on Main and Madison street in this village.

In 1881 when they took up their residence on the Point there was not so much activity as now, and they have witnessed many changes there. Many thousands of barrels of ciscoes have been packed at Mr. Diefendorf's cove where Andrew J. Dewey had a fish shanty.

In 1900, Mr. and Mrs. Diefendorf sold the first cottage lot on the end of Point Salubrious to Robert E. Thate of Watertown. Mr. Thate drove from the city on the afternoon of Mar. 16th during a severe thunderstorm to buy the lot. They have continued to sell lots until at the present time over 60 lots have been sold, nearly all having cottages on them.

Mr. and Mrs. Diefendorf had four children. Three are living. They also have three grandchildren.

Due to the fact that Mrs. Diefendorf is in ill health, they spent the day quietly. They received flowers, gifts and cards.

 

COUPLE OBSERVES GOLDEN WEDDING
CELEBRATION HELD AT THEIR HOME IN DEPAUVILLE
MR. AND MRS. LINGENFELTER
Presented With Purse of Money and Flowers By friends--Were Married in 1879
     Near Three Mile Bay.

Depauville, Jan. 17. -- Last Tuesday afternoon 20 relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. John Lingenfelter were entertained at their home, the occasion being Mr. and Mrs. Lingenfelter's 50th wedding anniversary.

On Jan. 15, 1879, John Lingenfelter and Lizzie Cosselman were married at the home of the bride near Three Mile Bay by Rev. E. Simmons. For 17 years they resided in that section and then they bought a farm on the creek road and lived there three years. They later moved to the Devendorf farm where they lived for nine years before moving to this village where they have lived for the past 21 years.

Three children were born to them: George E., who died at the age of 8 years; Arthur L., who lives on his parents' farm near this village; Melva A. Dintelman, who also resides near here, and two grandchildren, M. Ferne Lingenfelter and Carl G. Dintelman. At 6 p.m. dinner was served. When the last course of ice cream and cake was served a large pyramid cake of yellow and white with a miniature bride and bridegroom suspended above it was placed in the center of the table and cut by the bride of 50 years ago. The evening was spent in playing bridge and pedro. Mr. and Mrs. Lingenfelter were presented with a purse of money. Mrs. Lingenfelter received a gold thimble from Mrs. Eliza Lane of New York city and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lingenfelter and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Dintelman presented them with a bouquet of American Beauty roses.

Those present were Mr. and Mrs. John Lingenfelter, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lingenfelter, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Dintelman, Mr. and Mrs. Pearl Lingenfelter, Mr. and Mrs. William Lowe, Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Fry, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Failing, Mr. and Mrs. Edbridge Stadler, Mrs. Amy Sherman, Miss Nellie Lowe, Miss M. Ferne Lingenfelter, Elton Lingenfelter, Carl Van Alstyne, Carl G. Dintelman.

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Fifty years ago today they had just plowed out the railroad to Cape Vincent after trains had been unable to run for a month. (pencilled in was "Jan. 25, 1929 - no snow, 10 degrees")

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MR. AND MRS. LOWE OBSERVE 50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY (1929)

Depauville, March 25. -- Last Tuesday afternoon friends and relatives of Mr. and Mrs. William W. Lowe gathered at their home in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary.

On March 19, 1879, William W. Lowe and Jeannette M. Atwood were married in Watertown, by the Rev. G. J. Porter. The first six years of their married life were spent on a farm near Chaumont, the next 17 years on the Atwood farm, near Depauville and the past 27 years in the village of Depauville. Dinner was served. A large pyramid cake of yellow and white with a miniature bride and groom adorned the table. A large bouquet of daffodils and a bridge lamp were presented to Mr. and Mrs. Lowe.

Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lowe, Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Fry, Mr. and Mrs. John Lingenfelter, Mr. and Mrs. Elbridge Stadloo, Mr. and Mrs. Pearl Lingenfelter, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lingenfelter, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Dintelman, Mrs. Mary Schall, Mrs. Amy Sherman, Miss Nellie Lowe, Mr. Elton Lingenfelter, Mr. Carl Dintleman (sic).

 

Hand in hand they've walked together,
All along life's changing ways,
And today they're celebrating
Their Golden Wedding Day.

Angels must have hovered near her,
As she rocked her babes to sleep,
Oft' I seem to hear her praying,
'Safely' Lord my loved ones keep.

The children find along life's pathway,
Tho oft' they've chanced to roam
No dearer words, than Father, Mother,
No sweeter place than Home Sweet Home.

 

 

MR. AND MRS. LOWE OBSERVE 50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY (1929)

Depauville, March 25. -- Last Tuesday afternoon friends and relatives of Mr. and Mrs. William W. Lowe gathered at their home in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary.

On March 19, 1879, William W. Lowe and Jeannette M. Atwood were married in Watertown, by the Rev. G. J. Porter. The first six years of their married life were spent on a farm near Chaumont, the next 17 years on the Atwood farm, near Depauville and the past 27 years in the village of Depauville. Dinner was served. A large pyramid cake of yellow and white with a miniature bride and groom adorned the table. A large bouquet of daffodils and a bridge lamp were presented to Mr. and Mrs. Lowe.

Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lowe, Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Fry, Mr. and Mrs. John Lingenfelter, Mr. and Mrs. Elbridge Stadloo, Mr. and Mrs. Pearl Lingenfelter, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lingenfelter, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Dintelman, Mrs. Mary Schall, Mrs. Amy Sherman, Miss Nellie Lowe, Mr. Elton Lingenfelter, Mr. Carl Dintleman (sic).

 

LIMERICK COUPLE IS WED 50 YEARS (1932)

Limerick, Jan. 21. -- About 90 friends and relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Myron Lingenfelter gathered at their home to give them a surprise part on their golden wedding anniversary, Monday, Jan. 18.

The evening was spent in playing progressive pedro. At midnight a lunch was served. Miss Dorothy Lingenfelter, a granddaughter of Evans Mills, and Mrs. George Brown of Limerick, each presented them with a beautifully decorated wedding cake. Wells Timmerman of Dexter presented them with a purse of gold in behalf of the guests. There were guests present from Limerick, Dexter, Depauville, Chaumont, Watertown, Clayton, and Evans Mills.

 

GOLDEN WEDDING RECEPTION HELD (1930)

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Herrick, who reside at Adams Cove on Pillar Point, completed 50 years of married life together a week ago today but roads were so blocked with snow in the section about their home that it was not until Monday night that about a hundred of their friends were able to assemble at the Pillar Point Community hall to hold a reception in honor of the couple.

Cards and dancing were enjoyed and two chairs and a sum of gold were presented to the guests of honor. One or two who attended the wedding over 50 years ago were present.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Herrick, who are well known to many Watertown people who have summer at Adams Cove, enjoy good health. Mr. Herrick is 73 and his wife is 72.

They were married at the home of the Rev. Mr. Rickett at Three Mile Bay by that clergyman. Mrs. Herrick was the former Miss Mary A. Gibbons, daughter of Thomas and Martha Gibbons.

Two sons born to them are living. They are: Claude A. Herrick, Three Mile Bay; Roswell Herrick, Alexandria Bay.

Mr. Herrick has been engaged in farming during practically of his life. He and Mrs. Herrick are natives of the part of Jefferson county where they now reside. They have always lived in that section.

 

Easton-Ryan -- At the M. E. parsonage, Feb. 25, by Rev. W. F. Hemenway, Mr. Hollie G. Easton and Miss Maggie E. Ryan, both of this city. (1882-1932)

 

A very pleasant event took place at Three Mile Bay, on Wednesday, Aug. 30, in the marriage of Miss Della W. Guille, of Three Mile Bay, to Mr. Austin L. Rogers, of Chaumont, Rev. Ross C. Houghton, pastor of the First Methodist church, Cleveland, O., performed the ceremony. Mr. Rogers is junior partner of the firm of Rogers Brothers' Seed House, Chaumont, where they took a boat trip. They will visit Montreal and other cities in Canada. (1882)

 

CELEBRATE WEDDING OF HALF A CENTURY AGO (1929)

Mr. and Mrs. Phineas Alden Osborn celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at their home here Monday. Those present were Prof. and Mrs. Merton Fuller and sons, Osborn and Robert, of Bethlehem, Pa., Mrs. Jessie Dorland and daughters, Marguerite and Gertrude, of Sandy Creek. Owing to Mr. Osborn's illness during the middle of last week the celebration had to be a quiet affair. Mrs. Fuller brought from Philadelphia, Pa., a large fruit cake for the occasion. Mary friends and neighbors called to congratulate them on the many happy years spent together. Mr. and Mrs. Osborn also received many letters and New Year's greetings from friends.

On Monday, Jan. 2, 1872, Phineas Alden Osborn, son of Phineas and Anne Frances Osborn of Clayton, and Miss Emerett Lingenfelter, daughter of Conrad and Elizabeth Lingenfelter of Clayton, accompanied by seven couples, drove to Three Mile Bay hotel, where they were married by Rev. Fredenburg of Cape Vincent. A wedding dinner was served to the party at the hotel, and they came to Chaumont in the evening where a dancing party was held at the Crescent House. A reception was given them by the bride's parents* and the following week one by the bridegroom's parents.

The couple lived with Mr. Osborn's parents until March 1 when they moved to a house across the road and for one year worked Mr. Osborn's farm between Clayton and Depauville. Mr. Osborn, the next year, became a brakeman on the railroad running from Watertown. After about a year he went to Redwood to learn the miller's trade of his brother, Orlando Osborn. He then went to Depauville where he conducted the mill of Eli J. Seeber. He then purchased a mill at Dexter which was then known as the Hunter & Osborn mill, which he later sold and afterwards repurchased and installed the electric light plant for the village, now owned by the Northern New York Utilities, Inc. He sold this to the Sulphite company and purchased a mill at Sandy Creek in 1903. The following year he sold a half interest in this mill to his son-in-law, the late Earl Dorland.

About 15 years ago Mr. Osborn bought a lot on the corner of Academy and Church streets in this village, of Myron C. Daniels, brother-in-law of Mrs. Osborn and Wright & Osborn of Adams built for them the large house they still occupy. Mr. and Mrs. Osborn returned to Sandy Creek during the illness of their son-in-law, the late Earl Dorland, where Mr. Osborn took charge of the mill. After Mr. Dorland's death, May 4, 1921, Mr. Osborn remained in Sandy Creek to close out the various interests which consisted of the milling, coal, undertaking and furniture business. Mr. and Mrs. Osborn then returned to their home here.

*Typist's note: The bride's father, Conrad Lingenfelter, died in 1869 or 1870 -- to the best of my knowledge the mother never remarried.

 

DIARY RECALLS RED MORNING
WHOLE GROUND HAD A CRIMSON CAST (1929 article)
REMEMBERS TEACHING DAYS
Wage Was $2.25 a Week and Teacher Had to Board Herself--But Board Was Only $1 a Week.

To The Times:

Speaking of the Red Morning, I find in my diary of Tuesday, September 6th, 1881, this description of it. "The sky seemed to be in a blaze. Everything was of a dark crimson color which gradually grew lighter until 9 o'clock when the sky began to look natural. I will never forget that morning. I was teaching school at Perch Lake and was invited to the home of William Payne to meet their granddaughter from Gouverneur. In the morning, Mrs. Payne brought a light in our room at 6 o'clock and called us but did not remark about the weather. I got up and looked through the blinds and the ground looked as if it was covered with blood. They were calm. But some in the district were badly frightened. Needless to say I had a small attendance that day."

I am always amused when I think of taking that school. I had not planned on teaching that term. But received a letter from George Lingenfelter of Lafargeville, school commissioner, asking me to take that school as he did not have a teacher. No wonder. I found the trustee would not pay more than $2.25 per week, teacher to board herself, build fires, etc. As my home was in Clayton, getting home weekends was out of the question. My uncle, the late Hiram Beckwith of Lafargeville, and an old teacher, took me out there. I said, "What will I do.?" He said, Just as you want to." Usually the first term teaching is considered as good as attending school. Finally the trustee offered to board me the whole week for $1. It seemed he was determined to hire a teacher for less than the previous trustee had. I took the school and did the best I could for them and stayed two years. They increased my pay each term and included boarding around the last year, which was practically visiting around as they never gave me any guide. All he said was, "Don't go any place you don't want to." I enjoyed it as the teacher always had the best room and things to eat and a jolly good time. I commenced school May 9, closed Sept. 9, had two weeks vacation. Sept. 20, I attended teacher institute in Watertown. The city draped in morning for President James A. Garfield, who passed at 10 o'clock the night before.

Respectfully yours,
Mrs. Mattie H. Burgen,
Do Drop Inn Farm
Limerick, N. Y.

 

Fifty Years Ago This Week as Shown by Times Files (1879-1929)

Trains to Cape Vincent Block a Month -- Gen. Sigel, Civil War Hero, Lectured in Washington Hall--Judson's Bank at Ogdensburg Failed For $350,000.

(January 22, 1929)

Present day winters, which seldom make any difference with train schedules, differ considerably from the winter northern New York experienced 50 years ago when the Cape Vincent line was blocked exactly a month. It was just 50 years ago this week when the line was finally opened. The Times files of that date show, and Sidney Cooper came in from Cape on the first snow plow to get through to Watertown. Not only was the snow deep but the weather was cold 50 years ago this week, the mercury hovering near zero and the Clayton correspondent of The Times reported the ice on the St. Lawrence was very thick and solid, with the crossing the finest on record.

 

Remember Red Day.

To The Times:

Have been greatly interested in reading in The Times about the "Red Day," which was called as I well remember it, "Red Morning." The time of this great phenomenon has been brought back quite vividly to my mind when reading the articles in The Times and as I remember it so well, the time was about the first of September, 1881. The cause of this was supposed to be metoric (sic) disturbances. I was enjoying a refreshing nap about 4:30 a.m., when my stepmother's voice echoed up the stairs to arise immediately, the world was on fire. As soon as possible I was down and out doors and the most beautiful sight that I have ever seen met my view. The red glow covered the sky and gave to Mother Earth such an enchanting scene. Following the red, it changed to a green and the earth was in darkness for some time and so many were frightened they could not enjoy it, especially, at the time the clouds began changing, to a golden hue, which mellowed to a transparent pale yellow and broad day light covered the earth with a beautiful sunlight again, and all fears of the world being on fire were driven from the minds of some of the people. We have enjoyed reading the items on the Red Day and reviewing the past with others has been very interesting.

Mrs. C. M. Overton,
Belleville, Feb. 7, 1928

 

1929 No Snow
Auto going
ground is white

(in pen)

 

MAY IRWIN IS 64 YEARS OLD (1926)
(with photo)

(Special To The Times)

Clayton, June 28. -- May Irwin, noted comedienne, observed her 64th birthday at her summer home here Sunday.

Miss Irwin, who in private life is the wife of Kurt Eisfeldt, was born at Whitby, Ont., June 27, 1862, daughter of Robert E. and Jane Draper Campbell. She made her debut in the Adelphi theatre, Buffalo, in February, 1876. From 1877 until 1883 she was a member of Tony Pastor's company, her sister, Flora, also being a member of the company. Since then she has starred in many plays.

Her marriage to Kurt Eisfeldt occurred May 26, 1907. They are well known and popular summer residents of this resort.

 

LOCAL COUPLE WED 50 YEARS (1929)
MR. AND MRS. R. (sic) C. WELLS OBSERVE ANNIVERSARY
MARRIED AT THREE MILE BAY
They Came to This City 14 Years Ago and Have Since Resided Here--Mr. Wells
    Was Formerly a Hay and Grain Dealer.

Fifty years ago today at Three Mile Bay, Rev. E. F. Main united in marriage Mr. and Mrs. Isaac C. Wells. Today at their home in the Victoria apartments at 205 Academy street, they are observing very quietly their golden wedding anniversary.

Until 14 years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Wells spent their married life in Three Mile Bay where Mr. Wells was a hay and grain dealer for many years. Since that time they have made their home in this city. They were married on Feb. 20, 1879.

Mr. Wells is 72 years of age and Mrs. Wells, 73, and both are enjoying fairly good health. Mr. Wells is a member of an old Three Mile Bay family which gave Wells Settlement, south of Three Mile Bay, its name. He was born on May 6, 1856, at Three Mile Bay, the son of Marcus L. Wells, a farmer and native of Three Mile Bay.

In addition to celebrating her golden wedding anniversary today, Mrs. Wells is also celebrating her 73rd birthday. She was born in Rodman, the daughter of C. W. McKinstry. When but two years of age, her family moved to Three Mile Bay. Her father was postmaster at Three Mile Bay for 25 years.

During his residence in Three Mile Bay, Mr. Wells was connected with Mr. McKinstry's store for some time. He conducted a hay and grain business there for 30 years.

They have one son, Schuyler McKinstry Wells of this city. He is employed at the Wilcox & VanNess undertaking parlors.

 

I. C. WELLS, 73, LONG ILL, DIES (1930)

Isaac Cady Wells, 73, a native of Three Mile Bay, who had resided at 9 Victoria apartments, Academy street, for the past ten years, died of a complication of diseases at the House of the Good Samaritan at about 9 p.m. Thursday after a long illness. He had been at the hospital since Dec. 7.

Mr. Wells was born on a farm about one mile north of Three Mile Bay, May 6, 1856, a son of the late Marcus and Lucinda Wells. He spent his early days at the farm. For 25 years he was engaged in the hay and grain business at Three Mile Bay. He was a member of the mercantile firm of Wells & Stedman which later became Wells & Company.

Ten years ago Mr. Wells came to this city with his family. For a number of years he had been employed as caretaker of the Victoria apartments. He was formerly a member of the Masonic Lodge at Chaumont.

Mr. Wells was married to Miss Carrie S. McKinstry Wells of Three Mile Bay Feb. 20, 1879. Mrs. Wells is a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. C. W. McKinstry of Three Mile Bay.

 

PROGRAM PRESENTED AT PARTY FOR MR. AND MRS. C. O. COLLINS

Black River, March 5. -- Saturday evening more than 100 people attended a reception held in the Masonic temple and arranged by the Black River Methodist Episcopal church and Bethany Chapter, O. E. S., in honor of the golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Charles O. Collins, who have a home in South Main street. Mrs. Collins is president of the Church Guild and Mr. Collins is patron of Bethany Chapter.

Following the congratulations of those present a program of duets, readings and a humorous recitation rendered by Robert Richardson, the young grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Collins was presented. W. A. Slack, in behalf of those present and other friends who could not attend, presented the guests of honor a purse of gold. Mrs. Collins was also given a beautiful bouquet of yellow flowers tied with gauze ribbon. Several valuable gifts, many cards of congratulation and two telegrams from New York were received. The company was then invited to the banquet room where ice cream, cake and oranges were served. The party was a surprise to Mr. and Mrs. Collins.

Charles O. Collins is the son of the late Thomas and Martha Collins and was born in the town of Orleans. Mrs. Anna Laura Collins is the daughter of the late Edwin and May Maxon Baldwin and was born in the town of Clayton. They were married March 2, 1879 at Clayton by Rev. S. M. Warn, pastor of the Methodist church in Clayton at that time. Mrs. Mae E. Richardson, wife of Earl Richardson of Scriba, is their only daughter. They have on grandson, Robert Richardson.

Mr. and Mrs. Collins lived for many years on their farm, one mile east of Stone Mills. The farm was known as the Ballard farm in what was called the Rouse neighborhood, their being four families by that name living there. Eight years ago Mr. and Mrs. Collins sold their farm and moved into the house in Black River, they had owned for a few years, and where they now reside.

 

GRANGE PRESENTED AT PARTY FOR MR. AND MRS. C. O. COLLINS (1927)
Depauville Grange Honors Memory of Elizabeth Dintelman and Mr. Schnauber

DEPAUVILLE. Jan. 27. -- There was a good attendance at the regular meeting of Depauville grange, Saturday afternoon. Sisters Norton and Luther and Brother Daab were reported ill. The charter was draped for Sister Elizabeth Dintelman. Brother and Sister Carl Haas and Sister Adam Dorr were named a committee to draft resolutions on the death of Sister Dintelman.

Resolutions on the death of Brother William Schnauber were adopted. Brothers Carl Haas, Earl Clemon, George McKnett and Sister Edna Dillenback were made a committee to see about purchasing a new piano.

The first and second degrees were conferred upon Mrs. Clarence Bates.

The lecturer presented the following program: Song by grange; reading by Sister Diefendorf; question, "Why Does a Woman Make A Better Lecturer Than A Man"; reading by brother Haas; newspaper contest, won by Sister Palmer; question, "Which Costs The Most A Woman's or A Man's Clothes, and Why"; song by grange. The next regular meeting will be held on Saturday, February 5, at 2 p.m.

 

TO FORMER SAILOR (1928)
Burned When Destroyer's Steam Pipe Burst
ALTON H. M'OMBER, 37, DIES
Served in United States Navy For 15 Years Until Badly Injured in Explosion--Heart Disease Resulted.


Alton H. McOmber, 31, 27 Emerson place, died at his residence Friday night as a result of heart disease. Mr. McOmber, who was in the United States navy for 15 years, in January of last year suffered internal burns from live steam when a pipe burst on a destroyer. The boat was in southern waters for target practice at the time. Mr. McOmber spent some time after that in a naval hospital and later went to the home of his brother, Eugene McOmber of Lowville, where he remained for about three months.

He came to Watertown nine months ago and had been employed until the time of his death as an electrician by McCaugherty & Redmond.

Mr. McOmber was born April 6, 1890, in the town of Clayton, son of Abner H. and Ella Rundlett McOmber. He spent his early life in that town and when 17 or 18 years of age enlisted for the first time in the navy. He was in all parts of the world for several years and then returned to sail in private shipping on the Great Lakes for a few years.

He again enlisted in the navy, in all serving 15 years. He was in Japan when the Australian cruise was made by the navy in the summer of 1926. His rank when he was discharged was boatswain's mate, first class.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Ella McOmber of Lafargeville; two brothers, Dr. Myron E. McOmber of Gouverneur, and Eugene McOmber of Lowville, and one sister, Mrs. Ruth Halliday of Lafargeville.

He was a member of Depauville Lodge, F. & A. M.

The funeral will be held Monday at 10:30 from the home of his sister, Mrs. Earl Halladay, in Lafargeville, Rev. Ivan Howland of the Methodist Protestant church officiating. The remains will be placed in the vault at Depauville and in the spring will be interred in the family plot in the Depauville cemetery.

 

>DIES SUNDAY; WED 57 YEARS TUESDAY (1928)
Would Have Observed Anniversary March 1
MRS. H. J. HURST, 73, EXPIRES
Was Born in Lafargeville and Passed All of Life in Vicinity of Clayton.

(Special to The Times.)

Clayton, Feb. 28.--Mrs. Minerva Hurst, 73, wife of Dr. H. J. Hurst of this village, died Sunday at their home in Merrick street. Had she lived until Tuesday they would have observed their 57th wedding anniversary. She had been in ill health for a long time.

Mrs. Hurst was born in Lafargeville, July 6, 1843, daughter of Ansel and Mary Walrath Mathers. All of her life had been passed in this vicinity and on March 1, 1870 she was united in marriage to Dr. H. J. Hurst.

Besides her husband she is survived by two sons, Clifton of Cape Vincent and Frank of Clayton.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1 from the Methodist Episcopal church of this village, Rev. B. G. Miller officiating. Burial will be made in St. Lawrence.

 

RITES SUNDAY FOR GIRL KILLED IN FALL

(photos of Mabel (Killed when she fell from car) and Florence Haggerty, sister of Mabel, who was riding with her at the time accident occurred.

Funeral services for the late Miss Mabel Haggerty, 14, of St. Lawrence four corners, near Depauville, who was killed Thursday night on the Dexter-Limerick road, when she fell from a car being driven by Jacob Klock, Limerick, will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 from the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter M. Haggerty. Rev. G. H. Foote, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church of Three Mile Bay, officiating. Interment will be in Union cemetery at St. Lawrence. Bearers will be high school friends of Dexter.

 

W. F. Patch, 20, Clayton, DIES (1929)

(Special To The Times)

Clayton, April 12.--Wallace Fulton Patch 20, died at his home in Merrick street, this morning at 3:30 following an illness of several months of tuberculosis.

He was born in Depauville, Nov. 17, 1908, a son of the late Preston D. Patch of Depauville and Mrs. Alice Fulton Patch Hatch of this village. He resided in Depauville until his father's death six years ago. He and his mother then came to this village. He entered Clayton High school, graduating in 1927. He graduated from a Watertown business school in 1928. While in school here Patch played on the basketball team.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Hatch; his step-father, Captain Arthur Hatch.

Funeral services will be held from the home in this village Monday at 2 p.m., Rev. Ian A. R. McDonald, rector of Christ Episcopal church, officiating. Interment will be made at Depauville. The bearers will be Harry Butcher, Robert Streets, James Stage, Francis Streets, all (of) Clayton, and Howard Dwyer and Ronald McFarlane of Depauville.

 

ERNEST M. KARR, FORMERLY OF CITY, DIES AT HUDSON (1929)

Word was received in this city today of the death Friday in Hudson, N. Y., of Ernest M. Karr, 50, former resident of this city, and husband of Mrs. May Halladay Karr, sister of H. F. Halladay, 1012 Washington street.

The body will be brought here Monday evening at 6:20 and be taken to the home of Mr. Halladay. Burial will take place Tuesday afternoon in Depauville. Funeral services will be held in Hudson Sunday afternoon. Mr. Karr was employed as a mechanical engineer of the Gifford Wood company in that city.

While in this city, Mr. Karr was employed as assistant mechanical engineer at the New York Air Brake company. He came here in 1900 from Cleveland, O., where he was born Feb. 19, 1879. He was a graduate of Case college of Cleveland, O. He married Miss May Halladay of Depauville, who was a teacher in the schools here in 1908.

Mr. and Mrs. Karr went to Hudson in 1911 where they had since made their home. Mr. Karr had been seriously ill for the past two years. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Marion Karr of Hudson. Mrs. Karr and her daughter will accompany the body to this city.

 

MRS. FLORA E. DODGE, 76, DIES IN TOWN OF CLAYTON (1929)

Clayton, March 15. -- Mrs. Flora E. Dodge, 76, a resident of Clayton, passed away this morning at 3:15 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Pirl Ormsby. Mrs. Dodge was the widow of Perry F. Dodge, who died 12 years ago.

Surviving are three sons and two daughters, Eugene of Watertown, Roy of Pierrepont Manor, and John, town of Clayton; Mrs. John Dwyer of Clayton and Mrs. Pirl Ormsby, with whom she had made her home the past 11 years; and 15 grandchildren.

The funeral will be held at the home of Mrs. Pirl Ormsby Sunday, March 17 at 2:30, Rev. Mr. Gardner of Adams officiating. Interment will be made at St. Lawrence cemetery.

 

MRS. EMOGENE M. SMITH, 79 THREE MILE BAY, EXPIRES (1929)

(Special to The Times.)

Three Mile Bay, June 1.--Mrs. Emogene Melissa Smith, 79, widow of Gardner Smith, died at her home in this village Friday afternoon at 3:30. She had been ill two weeks.

Mrs. Smith was born in the town of Clayton, a daughter of Alonson and Betsey Rogers Gould. She married Gardner Smith on Nov. 11, 1875. He died 19 years ago. She was one of the oldest members of the Three Mile Bay Baptist church, having been affiliated with that institution for 60 years. She was also a member of the Philathea class of the church.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Asa Cranson of Sandy Creek; two sisters, Mrs. Newton Loomis of Three Mile Bay and Mrs. Alexander Carr of Watertown; two brothers, Eugene Gould of Depauville and Gilbert Gould of Mount Clemmons, Mich.; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held from the home at 2 and a half hour later from the Baptist church. Rev. E. H. Conrad, pastor, officiating, assisted by Rev. G. A. Foote of the Methodist Episcopal church. Interment will be made in the local cemetery.

 

BOY RUN OVER BY WAGON DIES (1929)
Nelson Haggerty, 5, St. Lawrence, Fatally Hurt
Wagon Hits Hole, Boy Thrown
Death Comes at Mercy Hospital Four Hours After Accident
His sister, Mabel, Was Killed Two Months Ago When She Fell From Automobile.

The second tragic death in the family of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Haggerty, of St. Lawrence, occurred Friday night at 8:15 at the Mercy hospital when Nelson E. Haggerty, 5, a son, died from a ruptured liver received four hours earlier when a wagon on which he and his father were riding ran over him after he had been hurled out.

Last March 28 the boy's sister, Mabel Haggerty, was fatally injured after she had fallen out of an automobile on the Dexter-Limerick state highway. The girl died of a fractured skull caused when her head hit the concrete road. At the time of the accident the girl was riding with Jacob Klock, Limerick, and her sister, Florence Haggerty.

Nelson Haggerty had accompanied his father when the latter drove a team to the woods near their home to get a load of wood Friday afternoon. As the wagon was being driven across the lots on the return trip, one of the wheels hit a pitch hole. The father and son were thrown from the wagon seat. The father tried to grab hold of the boy as he started to fall but was unable to do so.

The front wheel passed over the father's shoulders while a rear wheel ran over the lower part of the boy's stomach. At the time of the accident Roy A. Dingman, 333 West Lynde street, a Maytag salesman, was passing the Haggerty residence. He took the father and boy to the office of Dr. W. J. Ross at Clayton in quick time. The doctor advised that the boy be removed at once to the Mercy hospital here. The trip to Watertown was made by Mr. Dingman in 22 minutes. At the hospital the boy was attended by Drs. F. R. Calkins and H. G. Farmer. An examination revealed that the boy was suffering from a ruptured liver and that his life could not be saved.

The boy was born in the town of Lyme, March 11, 1924, a son of Peter M. and Jessie Webber Haggerty. Besides his parents, he is survived by three sisters, Florence, June and Kathlyn. Other survivors are his father's parents, living in Canada, and his mother's parents of Depauville.

The funeral services will be conducted Monday afternoon at 2 from the home at St. Lawrence, Rev. G. a. Foote, Three Mile Bay officiating.

Burial will be at St. Lawrence cemetery.

 

FRED BOVEE, 69, FARMER, EXPIRES (1929)

Fred Bovee, aged 69 years, died at his home, 619 West Main street, this morning at 4, following an illness of a year and a half with heart trouble.

He was born in August, 1859, near Depauville, son of William and Elizabeth Roate Bovee and lived there for a number of years. He then removed to this city where he resided until eight years ago when he moved to a farm near Depauville. He remained there until five weeks ago, at which time he came back to this city.

Forty-five years ago he married Miss Elizabeth McKeever of Canada, who died in 1903. Four children were born to the couple, one dying in infancy. The three surviving are Fred of Dexter, Edward of Cape Vincent and Mrs. Margaret Gilbo of this city. On Nov. 8, 1905, he married his second wife, Ida Brown, who survives. Seven children, three of whom died in infancy, were born to them. Misses Stella and Eunice Bovee, George and Perl Bovee of this city survive. Other survivors are three brothers, George Bovee of this city, Charles Bovee of Adams and Hiram of Depauville; one sister, Mrs. Lula Vandewater of this city; eleven grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. A brother, Dr. John Bovee, of Washington, died some time ago.

Prayer services will be conducted at his home Tuesday at 2 p.m. with funeral services being conducted in the Baptist church at Depauville at 3 by Mr. Perry, pastor of the church. Interment will take place in Depauville cemetery.

 

ASHER B. CORSE (sic), 45, DIES AT HOME IN GLEN PARK (1929)

(Special to The Times.)

Glen Park, Oct. 30. -- Asher B. Corss, 45, died at his home in Glen Park today at 2 a.m. after an illness of three years.

He was born in the town of Clayton April 12, 1884, a son of Chauncey and Mary Edmonds Corss. He resided there until nine years ago, when he came here.

Mr. Corss was married to Ethel Sherman 25 years ago. Mrs. Corss survives together with two daughters, Misses Lillian and Marvel Corss, Glen Park, and one half-brother, John Northrup of St. Lawrence.

The funeral will be conducted from the late home Friday at 2:30 p.m. Rev. L. H. Bradley, pastor of the Brownville and Glen Park Methodist church, will officiate. Interment will be made at Depauville.

 

CHARLES W. PIERCE, 70, LIMERICK, PASSES AWAY (1929)

(Special to The Times.)

Limerick, May 27. -- Charles W. Pierce, 70, died Sunday morning at his home here.

He was born in the town of Theresa, Sept. 26, 1858. In 1891, he married Miss Ellen Wells of Three Mile Bay. He was a farmer by occupation.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Ellen Pierce; two daughters, Mrs. Wells Linnell and Mrs. Hazel Ransome, both of Limerick; one son, Kent Pierce, of Natural Bridge; one brother, Frederick L. Pierce, of Watertown, and two grandchildren, Dorothy Ransome and Donald Pierce, both of Limerick.

Funeral services will be held form his late home Tuesday afternoon at 2. Rev. A. T. Cort of Boonville, officiating. Interment will be made at Dexter.

 

MRS. ELLEN W. PIERCE, 64, DIES (1929)

(Special to The Times.)

Limerick, July 9. -- Mrs. Ellen Wells Pierce, 64, widow of Charles W. Pierce, died this morning at 10 at the family home here. She had been in ill health for six years. Mr. Pierce died six weeks ago.

Mrs. Pierce was born in Three Mile Bay, a daughter of Gilbert and Mary Osborne Wells. She had always resided in this vicinity. She was a teacher many years and had resided here for 21 years.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Wells Linnell and Mrs. Hazel Ransome of Limerick, and one son, Kent Pierce, principal of the Natural Bridge school.

Funeral services will be held from the home Thursday at 2 p.m., Rev. H. E. Corts of Boonville officiating. Interment will be made in Dexter cemetery.

 

JOSEPH R. DOUGLAS, FORMER CLAYTON RESIDENT, DIES (1932 ?)

Joseph R. Douglas, 80, former resident of the town of Clayton, died about 6 p.m., Wednesday, at his home, 2095 Palm Grove avenue, Los Angeles, Calif., according to a telegram received today by Miss Blanche Livermore, Dexter, deputy collector of internal revenue at the Watertown office.

Mr. Douglas was born May 21, 1852, and when a young man went to the west. He made six year periodical visits to Three Mile Bay to visit his sister, Mrs. Julia Empie, who died last May.

Miss Livermore knew him very well, and four years ago went to Los Angeles to visit him.

He leaves his widow. Burial will be made in Los Angeles.

 

MRS. PRUDENCEE (sic) BENT, 71, EXPIRES (1929)

Chaumont, June 18. -- Prudence E. Bent, 71, of Depauville, died at her home at 7:45 p.m. Monday, following an illness of ten days.

She was born in the town of Clayton December 3, 1857, daughter of Alvin and Alida Lingenfelter Putnam. She married the late George W. Bent on December 31, 1879. Two children were born to them, Mrs. Ethel L. Peck, who survives and Mrs. Nellie M. Greenwood, who died in 1903. Mrs. Bent had always resided in the town of Clayton. She was an active member of the Baptist Church of Depauville and a member of the Depauville Grange. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ethel L. Peck; three sisters, Mrs. Clara (sic) Hasner of Brownville, Mrs. Truman Daniels of Glen Park, and Miss Elizabeth Harter of Watertown, and one brother James Harter of Watertown.

Funeral services will be held from the home Thursday afternoon at 3, Rev. E. H. Conroy, pastor of the Baptist church of Three Mile Bay, officiating. Burial will be made at Depauville.

Typist's Note: Three errors: 1) Mrs. Clara Hasner should read Mrs. Cora Hasner. 2) "Always resided in the town of Clayton" -- in the early 1900's she resided near the Town of Brownville-Town of Lyme border on the road from Limerick to Chaumont. 3) Also, brother James, resided in a little town near Watertown called Tylerville.

 

MRS. MINNIE O. LINGENFELTER, 58, DIES AT THREE MILE BAY

Three Mile Bay, June 19 - Mrs. Minnie O.* Lingenfelter, 58, died at her home near here on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

She was born on October 31, 1870 at Plessis, daughter of the late George and Anna Zimmer. She married William Lingenfelter of Clayton on August 12, 1891 at Ogdensburg. Nearly all her life was spent at Clayton. Since her husband's death, she resided with her daughter, Mrs. Thomas Lalonde of Three Mile Bay.

She is survived by two children Raymond W. Lingenfelter of Perch River, and Marjorie A. Lalonde of Three Mile Bay; three brothers, John of Syracuse, George of Redwood and Lewis of Plessis. Two sisters, Mrs. Virgil Wasmuth of Watertown and Mrs. Flora Dorr of Stone Mills and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held from the home Friday at 10 a.m, Rev. G. A. Foote of Three Mile Bay officiating. Interment will be made at Clayton.

Typist's Note: The "O" used as Minnie's middle initial may be incorrect in that her middle name was Ella.

 

J. T. M'CIEA, 76, CHAUMONT, DIES (1929)

(Special to The Times.)

Chaumont, April 1. -- John T. McCiea, 76, died at his home here this morning at 3:30 following an illness of several weeks.

A native of the town of Leray, he was born on Sept. 7, 1855. On Jan. 1, 1875, he married Miss Addie Grapotte. Most of his life was spent in farming. After living at Pamelia Four Corners and near Depauville he retired six years ago and had since resided here. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.

Surviving, besides his wife, are a son, Burt McCiea, Watertown; a daughter, Mrs. William H. Burgess, Cleveland, O.; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Other survivors are a brother, Isaac, Dekalb Junction, and a sister, Mrs. John Reese, Adams Center.

The funeral will be held from the home at 2 p.m. Monday. Rev. Emily Harland, pastor of the local Methodist Episcopal church, assisted by Rev. Edgar O. Spaven, pastor of the Bethany Methodist Episcopal church, Watertown, will officiate. Burial will be in the family plot at Evans Mills.

Interment will be in the Depauville cemetery.

 

MRS. ALICE M. PALMER, 46, EXPIRES AT HOSPITAL HERE

Mrs. Alice Martha Powell Palmer, 46, a resident of the Depauville-Clayton road, died at the House of the Good Samaritan Wednesday at 3:25 p.m. of heart trouble. She was the wife of Fred Palmer of Depauville.

Mrs. Palmer was born in Weekley, England, Aug. 12, 1883, a daughter of Charles Lee and Clara Powell. She came to this country 16 years ago from England and settled near Depauville.

Mrs. Palmer was an active member of Christ Episcopal church in Clayton. She was also an active member of the Depauville Grange and Valley View Rebekah lodge.

Mrs. Palmer is survived by her husband; two sons, Ernest J. and Charles D.; and one daughter, Miss Hilda May Palmer, all of Depauville; her father, Charles Lee Powell of Weekley, England; and four brothers in England.

The remains were removed to the home today. Funeral services will be conducted from the home Saturday at 1:15 p.m. and from Christ Episcopal church at 2 p.m. Rev. Ian McDonald, pastor, will officiate.

Interment will be in the Depauville cemetery.

 

CARD OF THANKS (1929)

We wish to thank most sincerely the many friends for their expressions of sympathy for us in our recent bereavement, also for the material aid which has been so generously rendered to us by the people of the community.

Fred Palmer.
Ernest Palmer.
Hilda Palmer.
Charles Palmer.
Depauville, N. Y., Dec. 3, 1929.

 

MAN, 58, TAKES LIFE WITH RIFLE (1929)
DESPONDENT OVER ILL HEALTH AND OUT OF WORK
WILBUR FOX, DEPAUVILLE
Commits Act While Alone in Office of Brother's Feed Mill
District Attorney and Sheriff Conduct Investigation Showing Act Had Been Planned.

Depauville, June 20.--Despondent because he had been in ill health for some time and was unable to get any work which he could do, Wilbur Fox, aged about 58 years, a native of this village, committed suicide Wednesday afternoon at the feed mill of his brother, Harry Fox, where he was staying while his brother was out of the office. Fox took his life by firing a bullet from a rifle through his head. He was alone at the time and it was not until about an hour later that he was discovered by his brother, Harry, who returned to the feed mill.

The lifeless form of Fox was discovered tilted back in a swivel chair, which was about in the middle of the office. It is believed the man committed the act shortly after his brother left the office. The rifle with which Wilbur Fox took his life is owned by his brother and was lying on the floor close by. There were two other guns in the office at the time.

District Attorney Kinkley and Sheriff Eugene L. Burton investigated the shooting as soon as it was reported to the sheriff's office by Harry Fox. The investigation revealed that Fox had carefully planned to take his own life as there was a stout cord attached to the trigger of the gun. It is believed the man leaned the rifle on the floor and then bent over in such a position that it came close to his head, using the string attached to the trigger to discharge the gun.

The sheriff expressed the opinion that the muscle reaction after the shot had been fired caused the body to fall back in the chair so the man was in a sitting position with his head hanging backwards over the chair back.

It is reported in this village Fox has been despondent and in ill health for some time. He returned here about two months ago from Malone, where he had been employed in a clothing store. After returning he succeeded in getting some work on the state highway. He was laid off about a week ago.

Last week Fox went to Watertown and for two days worked at the White Lumber company. Because of his health he was unable to continue his work at the lumber company and returned to this village.

Wilbur Fox was born in this village, the son of Sarah and the late Byron Fox. He attended the village schools and for some time he was employed here. He was married to Miss Gussie Blume of this village in 1899. They left Depauville about 20 years ago and had lived in Malone the greater part of the time.

At the time of the shooting, Mrs. Fox was at Loon Lake near Malone. She was notified at once and arrived in Depauville last night. Their daughter, Miss Helen Fox, is employed in New York city. She was notified of her father's death Wednesday evening and returned to Depauville this morning.

Besides his mother, Mrs. Sarah Fox of this village and his widow and daughter, he is survived by two sisters. Mrs. Mary Dursee of Springfield, Mass., and Mrs. Grace Dale of this village; and one brother, Harry Fox of this village.

The funeral arrangements are incomplete.

 

FORMER DEPAUVILLE MAN, 41, TAKES OWN LIFE IN HARTFORD (1929)

(Special to The Times.)

Depauville, June 3.--Word was received Saturday evening by Clayton Eigabroadt that his brother, Roy Glenn Eigabroadt, 41, formerly of this village, had committed suicide at Hartford, Conn., where he had been residing for about eleven years. He had been in ill health all winter and underwent an operation on March 19 for appendicitis. He suffered a nervous breakdown recently and became despondent.

Mr. Eigabroadt disappeared from his home in Hartford a week ago this morning. He was found Saturday in a park by Boy Scouts who conducted a search for him. His wrists had been cut with a razor blade.

He was born in this village July 8, 1888, a son of Ezra and Emily Hawkins Eigabroadt. He had always resided in this village up to eleven years ago when he moved to Canton, O., where he was employed for a short time.

Surviving besides his wife, Bertha Sterdel Eigabroadt, of Hartford, Conn., are a brother, Clayton, of this village; a sister, Mrs. Nellie Shever, of Chaumont; and a son, Robert, of this village. The funeral was held this afternoon at Hartford, Conn., where burial was also made.

 

>HARRIET C. HATCH, 66, DIES AT WADDINGTON

Massena, June 10. -- Harriet C. Fulton Hatch, mother of H. H. Hatch of Massena, 66, died at her home in Waddington at 5:30 a.m. Saturday after an illness from heart trouble since May 29.

She was born in Waddington, Dec. 13, 1862, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William W. Fulton and when very young went west to Wisconsin with her parents and resided there for two years, then returned to Ogdensburg where she attended the Ogdensburg schools and was graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy. She married John W. Hatch, Waddington and she has resided in Waddington ever since. Her husband died in October, 1906.

Surviving are her mother, Mrs. William W. Fulton, who has made her home with her daughter in Waddington since 1904; one sister, Mrs. Arthur Hatch of Clayton; two sons, Robert W. of Norwood, and Herbert H. of Massena and by seven grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon from the home in Waddington with Rev. Fenton, pastor of St. Paul's Episcopal church of Waddington, officiating. Burial will be in the Waddington cemetery.

 

ADDIS WEAVER CHAUMONT, DIES

Chaumont, June 22.--Addis E. Weaver, 73, a life long resident of this section, who had been ill for about eight months, died at his home in this village at 5 p.m. Friday.

Mr. Weaver was the son of Philip and Electa Hunt Weaver and was born Dec. 2, 1858(?), at the Weaver homestead on the Morris Tract in the town of Brownville. He married Eliza Mattis and for a number of years followed the occupation of farmer. In 1905 he purchased the Crumb home on Main street in this village, where he had since resided.

Mr. Weaver was a member of Chaumont Grange, No. 855, for 28 years. He was also a member of county, state and national granges. He was a local director of the Patrons Fire Relief association from 1901-1929, resigning this spring on account of ill health.

He is survived by his widow Eliza Mattis Weaver; two brothers, Leslie E. Weaver and Martin Weaver, both of the town of Brownville; two sisters, Mrs. Lynn Case of the Morris Tract and Mrs. Ellington B. Crysler of Dexter.

Funeral services will be held from the home Monday at 2 p.m., Rev. R. G. Dunn, pastor of the Presbyterian church, officiating. Burial will be in the family plot at Clayton.

 

DILLENBACK RITES MONDAY (1929)

Chaumont, Oct. 12. -- The funeral of Frank A. Dillenback, who died in Washington, D. C., Friday, Oct. 11, will be held from the home of her sister, Mrs. Harry Ashwin, Monday, Oct. 14, at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Alex Scott, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church officiating. Interment will be made at Cedar Grove cemetery, Chaumont.

 

250 AT GOLDEN WEDDING PARTY (1929)
(With individual photos of Mr. and Mrs. Johnson)
AFFAIR HELD IN MASONIC TEMPLE, CHAUMONT
MR. and MRS. JOHNSON HONORED

Limerick Couple Married at Sackets Harbor Feb. 4, 1879 -- Program of Entertainment Present For Guests.

Chaumont, Feb. 5. -- About 250 friends and relatives of Mr. and Mrs. William M. Johnson of Limerick, gathered at the Masonic hall Chaumont Monday night, to participate in the celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary.

The hall was beautifully decorated with yellow and white. Across the front of the stage were the words, "Fifty Years Ago," the letters yellow on a green background. Over the stage was suspended a large horseshoe and in the center of the stage was a large heart of yellow roses. Lace curtains had been hung at the windows to give the hall a more homelike appearance. The same color scheme was used in the dining room, the tables being trimmed with yellow and white. Above the center of the long table hung a golden ball. The bride's cake was a huge pyramid-shaped one, trimmed with yellow and white and standing in the center were two dolls dressed as bride and bridegroom. There were also bouquets of pink roses on the tables. The people commenced to arrive at about 7 p.m. and by the time the program began the hall was filled.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter N. Van Doren of Chaumont received the guests and presented them to Mr. and Mrs. Johnson.

On Feb. 4, 1879, Miss Addie Penny, daughter of Grover and Sarah Smith Penny of Point Peninsula, and William M. Johnson, son of Rev. John and Harriet Cramer Johnson of Point Peninsula, drove to Sackets Harbor and were united in marriage by Rev. S. M. Fisk, then pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson had a large number of witnesses to their marriage as they happened to run into a social which was being held and which the pastor, Mr. Fisk, was attending. The early life of Mr. and Mrs. Johnson up to the time of their marriage was spent on Point Peninsula. Since then they have lived near and in this immediate vicinity. For ten years or more they lived on the farm on Point Salubrious now owned by Walrath and Hibbert, but for a number of years have resided near Limerick.

Twenty years ago the Johnsons celebrated their 30th anniversary and a number who attended that celebration were present last night at the golden anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson have two children, Walter Johnson of Limerick and Mrs. Lora Brown of Chaumont, three grandchildren, Lloyd and Harriet Johnson and Leland Brown.

After the guests had greeted Mr. and Mrs. Johnson, a program was given as follows: Community singing, led by Lorenzo Johnson with Mrs. Alexander Scott at the piano; Mrs. C. W. Nims extended greetings to Mr. and Mrs. Johnson in behalf of the community; little Virginia Allen recited "Where Grandma Wore This Bonnet and Grandpa Wore That Hat;" Mrs. Hector Adams sang "Silver Threads Among the Gold."

Mrs. Adams was dressed in a dress, shawl and bonnet of 50 years ago. Mrs. Adams responded to an encore. Mrs. E. N. Lucas gave a reading, "A Golden Wedding."

A vocal solo was given by Lorenzo Johnson and a quartet known as the Cisco Chasers, composed of E. B. Johnson, E. N. Lucas, Lorenzo Johnson and O. S. Adams, sang "Cisco Chasers Are We" and "I Want a Girl." This was followed by a comic wedding ceremony. Those taking part in this service were Harold Byam as minister, Mr. and Mrs. Johnson as bride and bridegroom, Harriet Johnson and Leland Brown as bridesmaid and best man. Mrs. Fannie Hentze played the wedding march.

Several presentation speeches were made in presenting gifts to Mr. and Mrs. Johnson. The gifts were presented by Rev. R. C. Dunn, Rev. Alexander Scott and A. ?. Emerson, and consisted of gold pieces and other money presented by friends from Chaumont, Limerick and Point Peninsula. The gifts totalled $53. James Dillenback, jr., presented Mr. and Mrs. Johnson an imaginary picture of themselves driving with horse and cutter on way to Sackets Harbor to be married. The picture showed Mr. and Mrs. Johnson driving along with Sackets Harbor in the foreground. Mr. Dillenback painted the picture.

A grand march was formed, led by Harold Byam and Virginia Allen who conducted the people to the dining room. There were 66 in the grand march. After the supper, dancing was enjoyed by both young and old.

In one quadrille those in the set were Mr. and Mrs. William Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. W. McCormick, Mr. and Mrs. George Brown, Frank Haas and Mrs. Holbrook.

Mrs. Prudy Bents (the name is Bent - typist's* aunt), Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Peck, Glenn Haas, Mr. and Mrs. O. Pennock, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Walrath, Mrs. Brown Diefendorf, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Brown, Leland Brown, Laura Gordon, Mina Gordon, Loretta Shaw, Marguerite Shaw, Curtis Case, Mr. and Mrs. Rolla VanDoren, I. J. VanDoren, Mr. and Mrs. William Thompson, Mariah Cheevers, Mrs. Lucinda Calkins, Miss Mabel Daniels, Mr. and Mrs. James Allen, June Haas, W. P. Horton, Mr. and Mrs. Linas Collins, Point Peninsula.

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Emerson, Limerick; Frank Favery, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ellison, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Allen, Mr. and Mrs. George Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Stone, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Booth, Mrs. Lynn Case, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gonseth and family, Lucille Case, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Flavin, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Brown, Watertown, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Klock, Frank Dunham, Mrs. Susie Giles, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Ellison, Mr. and Mrs. Brayton Peck, Mrs. Oakes, Mr. and Mrs. Luke Welles, Mr. and Mrs. Roswell Wallace.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brown, Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Horton, Harrison Hilts, Miss Mae Cratsenberg, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Byam, Mrs. Alice Rogers, Mrs. Sherman Wallace, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Haas, Mrs. Watson Cummings, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Warner, Mr. and Mrs. Ora Adams.

Mr. and Mrs. Hector Adams, Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Shepard, Miss Elizabeth Shepard, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Pennock, Jay Warner, Fred Pennock, Mr. and Mrs. Monte Cheevers, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wiggins, Mrs. George Tuttle, Miss Jessie Wheeler, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Crouse, Rev. and Mrs. Alexander Scott, Dr. O. J. LaFontaine, Mr. and Mrs. Winifred Hayes, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Collins.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Haas, Mr. and Mrs. George Herrick, Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Clark, Mr. and Mrs. George Liddy, James Dillenback, Miss Mildred Dillenback, Mr. and Mrs. W. N. VanDoren, Mr. and Mrs. E. N. Lucas, Miss Grace Lucas, Mr. and Mrs. Milford Haas, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ashwin, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Silver, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Shaw, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kissel, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Nims, Mrs. Lydia Dillenback.

Rev. R. C. Dunn, Mrs. Sadie Marshall, Mr. & Mrs. Chester Hentze, Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Hentze, Mr. and & Mrs. Pearl Phelps, Mr. & Mrs. Leon Phelps, Mr. and Mrs. W. Arnold, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Case, Mr. & Mrs. Lester West, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Holbrook, Mrs. Van Nesse (sic), Mr. and Mrs. Uriel Diefendorf, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Clapsaddle, Olive Clapsaddle, Mrs. Mary Lindsley, Mr. & Mrs. Roy Case, Lois Case, Mr. & Mrs. George Johnson, Mr. & Mrs. John Prior, Anita Haas, Junior Haas, Abel Brown, Mr. & Mrs. Irvin Smith, Mr. & Mrs. Walter Johnson, Mrs. Mary Etta Warner, Roy Mattraw, of Rochester.

Lawrence Kissel, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Adams, Mrs. Bergen, Mr. & Mrs. Ed Gosier, Mr. & Mrs. John Failing, Mr. & Mrs. Leon Failing, Mr. & Mrs. Frank Mayhew and family, Mr. & Mrs. Cecil Angel (sic), Mr. and Mrs. Garrett Van Ness, Mr. & Mrs. Lester Collins, Daisy Horton, B. N. Milnor, Niles Horton, Mrs. Madeline Plato, Mr. & Mrs. Walter Allen, Mr. & Mrs. Hazel McCormick, Mr. & Mrs. Hugh McCormick, Mrs. Charles Mearns, Mrs. Ida Robbins, Lorenzo Johnson, Mrs. Lucy Weaver, Margaret Greenizer (sic), Lertha (sic) Adams, Myrtle Wilcox, Harriett Johnson, Lloyd Johnson.


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