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


 

FARM BARN IS RAZED BY FIRE (1931)
STRUCTURE NEAR THREE MILE BAY DESTROYED
THE LOSS IS OVER $3,000
Myron Daniels of Chaumont, Owner of the Farm, Is Unable to Account For Fire as No One Had Been
   in the Barn For Some time.

(Special to The Times.)

Three Mile Bay, Feb. 7. -- A fire which broke out early this morning destroyed the newly-built barn on the Daniels farm, located midway between Three Mile Bay and Chaumont, about a mile and a half east of this village, and a granary. Fifty-five tons of hay, 15 tons of straw and a number of farm implements and 500 bushels of grain, were also destroyed.

The farm, owned by Myron Daniels of Chaumont, has been unoccupied. The owner was at a loss to account for the cause of the fire. Mr. Daniels estimated the value of the barn, which had a hip-roof, at $3,000. Some insurance was carried on the building. The loss of the grain, granary, hay, straw and farm implements, on which little insurance was carried, was estimated at approximately $2,000.

The fire was discovered about 5 a.m. by Rolla VanDoren, owner of the adjoining farm, who notified the Chaumont fire department. The barn and granary were a mass of flames when the firemen arrived. Powerless in checking the conflagration, the firemen concentrated their efforts on preventing the flames from spreading to the farmhouse, located about 100 feet from the raging fire, and played streams of water on it.

The granary was located about ten feet from the barn. The implements were the property of Milford Haas of Chaumont, son-in-law of Mr. Daniels. The farm is worked by Mr. Haas.

It was said that no one had been in either the barn or the granary for some time. This is substantiated by the fact that there were no tracks in the snow in the vicinity of the barn. Mr. Haas went to the granary Friday but did not enter because of the snow which blocked the entrance.

 

Limerick Grist Mill Is Destroyed By Fire - (Friday, Apr. 22, 1932)
Structure Owned By Brayton Peck, Leveled;
Loss Is $12,000.

(Special To The Times)

Limerick, April 23, -- The old grist mill, owned by Brayton Peck, supervisor from the town of Brownville, and located just off the main highway on the Perch River road, was completely destroyed by fire about 6 Friday night. The loss is estimated in excess of $12,000 and there was only a small amount of insurance on the structure.

The fire started about 6 Friday night, a half hour after Mr. Peck and his helper, Ross Dietrich, had left the mill. They noticed smoke coming from the basement, and by the time they had unlocked the door flames were beginning to sweep through the whole building.

The Dexter and Chaumont fire departments were summoned but by the time they arrived the fire had made such headway that there was no hope of saving the building. The firemen confined their attention to a sawmill owned by Mr. Peck, located about 200 feet from the grist mill. The fact that there was little wind prevented parks from igniting this building.

In the mill, there was about a carload of feed, valued at $2,000, grains and clover seed valued at a similar amount, and about $5,000 worth of machinery, most of which was new. The building itself was valued at about $3,000.

The origin of the fire is a mystery and Mr. Peck said today that he had no idea how it might have started. He said that he was considering rebuilding the structure.

In 1929 the mill was almost entirely rebuilt and new machinery installed by Mr. Peck. He purchased the mill from Handley Case of Dexter, and had conducted it for many years.

The structure which burned was built on the site of an old mill which was operated for many years by Henry C. Dorchester, father of Mrs. N. H. Lee, 252 West Main street, Watertown, and grandfather of Edwin H. Lee, of the same address. Some of the material used in the original building, estimated to be 150 years old, is still on the site.

Mr. Dorchester was a supervisor from the town of Brownville about 100 years ago and he conducted the original mill, having built the dam and water wheel himself. The old water wheel can still be seen at the location together with the Dorchester and Lee family homestead.

The mill was a congregating place for farmers from Pillar Point and other sections for many years when they came to have their grist ground. Miss Kate Dorchester, who died here about a year ago at the age of 85 was born at the homestead. The original builder of the mill is not known.

The firemen remained at the scene until 11 p.m. Friday and this morning the ruins were still smouldering. The feed was burning slowly and a close watch was being kept to see that the fire did not break out again and endanger other building.

 

FARM IS SWEPT BY $10,000 Fire (1931)
STARTS IN BARN OF M. B. HENRY AT THREE MILE CREEK
THREE BUILDINGS DESTROYED
Prompt Response of Clayton Fire Department Saves House---Hay and Farming Equipment Lost.

(Special to The Times.)

Three Mile Creek, Aug. 11. -- Fire, which is thought to have started from spontaneous combustion, broke out at the farm of Miles (sic) B. Henry, near the Liberty Pole school house at 2 this morning, causing damage estimated at $10,000. A barn, tool house and hog pen were destroyed, the house being saved only by the prompt response of the Clayton fire department.

The fire first was discovered by Mr. Henry who resides at the farm with Mr. and Mrs. Howard Dwyer. Nearby neighbors were summoned and a call was sent to theClayton fire department. The barn was completely filled with hay in which the fire is thought to have originated and spread from the barn to the tool shed where much valuable farming equipment was stored.

The damage was partially covered to the extent of $2,500.

Typist Note: Mr. Henry's first name was Milo, not Miles.

 

From A Looking Backwards Column

>(from 1906)

Clayton, May 1. -- Practically all the business section of Depauville was destroyed by fire that started at 11 last night in the general store of Charles Dorr.

 

FIRE AT SAWMILL PUT OUT BY DEPAUVILLE FIREMEN

(1936)

Depauville, May 25. -- Fire was discovered in Sternberg's saw mill Friday about 4:30 pm. but the Depauville fire department saved the building from serious damage. The back end and roof was damaged.

 

A. DEXTER MEEKS SUCCUMBS AT 65 (1956)

Clayton, June 13.--Andrew Dexter Meeks, 65, died this morning at 8:30 at his home on the Crystal Springs road. He had been ill two weeks.

The funeral will be held Friday at the Cummings Funeral home, Clayton, at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Dexter cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home tomorrow from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Erwin (Mildred) Russell, Watertown, Mrs. Earl (Marion) Hall, Theresa, Mrs. Clifford (Thelma) Stevens, Clayton; two sons, Millard, Meeks, Dexter, and Robert Meeks, Clayton; one sister, Mrs. Frank (Margaret) Jackson, Chaumont; two brothers, Harry Meeks, Watertown, and John Meeks, Clayton; 10 grandchildren.

Mr. Meeks was born Dec. 8, 1890, in Ontario, Canada, the son of Nathan and Perminda Barkley Meeks. He came to this country in 1904, settling in the Dexter area.

He married Sybil Cora Zimmerman, April 29, 1911, at Pillar Point, with Rev. Mr. Stimson, pastor of the Methodist church there, officiating. She died Sept. 17, 1945. The couple operated a farm near Dexter until 1951. Mr. Meeks operated a farm on the Clayton-Watertown road. He moved to his present farm in that year. He was actively engaged in farming until becoming ill two weeks ago.

Mr. Meeks attended the Depauville Methodist church, was a member of the I. O. O. F. and the Depauville grange.

 

WIFE OF FRANK TIERNAN DEAD (1956)
Depauville Woman, 73, Had Taught in District School--Funeral Saturday.

Depauville, June 21.-- Mrs. Lula* Henry Tiernan, 73, wife of Frank Tiernan of Depauville, and resident of this area all of her life, died this morning about 8 in the Jefferson county hospital, Watertown, where she had been a patient for two months.

The funeral will be Saturday morning at 11 at the Clark Memorial funeral home at Chaumont. Rev. Frank I. Smith, pastor of the Methodist church of this village, will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Lawrence cemetery.

Surviving Mrs. Tiernan, besides her husband, a retired farmer, are a son, Robert Tiernan, Rochester; a grandson, Gary Tiernan, also of Rochester, and a sister, Mrs. Addison (Leffie) Comins, Depauville.

Mrs. Tiernan had been ill about six months and had suffered two strokes.

Mr. and Mrs. Tiernan and Mr. and Mrs. Comins observed their golden wedding anniversary last December, having been married at the same time in a double ceremony.

Mrs. Tiernan was born in the town of Clayton, near Depauville, June 3, 1883, a daughter of Milo and Addie Sheldon Henry.

She was married to Frank Tiernan Dec. 27, 1905, in a ceremony solemnized at the home of her parents in the town of Clayton, the same time her sister, Leffie, became the bride of Addison Comins. Rev. B. G. Blaisdell, then of Brownville, officiated.

Mrs. Tiernan, a schoolteacher in early life, as was her sister, taught in district schools in this section years ago. She was educated in the Clayton schools and with her sister was graduated from the Clayton Teachers' Training school in 1902.

Following their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Tierrnan lived on a farm near this village until ten years ago when they moved into this village.

Typist's Note: Mrs. Tiernan's first name was sometimes seen as "Lulu." The spelling of the first name of her daughter, Leffie, was seen in her obit (1958) as "Lessie."

 

Chaumont Creek Provides Water Supply
      For Modern Depauville Fire Department (1941)

(article accompanied by a photo of the Depauville fire station.)

DEPAUVILLE. -- Chaumont creek has conveniently supplied Depauville with fire protection since the organization of a department nine years ago. The creek was the source from which the "big fire" Of May, 1922*, was fought and finally conquered by relief companies from Watertown, Clayton and Chaumont after it had wiped out the eastern portion of the community.

Since they were organized the firemen have made some improvements to the natural facilities provided by the mill pond of the Sternberg cheese box factory. A pipe has been run from the pond, at a depth below frost penetration, to a hydrant from which a pumper can draw a plentiful supply.

With this, and taking advantage of the winding course of the stream thru the village, every portion of Depauville can be reached. Some of the leads require a large quantity of hose, however, and the department is well supplied, carrying 1,800 feet on its pumper and 200 feet on its squad car, while 200 feet more are in reserve.

Equipment comprises a 350-gallon delivery Sanford pumper with 250 gallon booster tank, and a rebuilt squad car, owned by the fireman. The pumper is owned by the fire district which is restricted to the village and its immediate environs, but the firemen respond to any call, regardless of geography.

About 30 men make up the active force, which profited after its formation by the experience of one of its members, Lynn Stratton, veteran of the Watertown paid department. He now is in the exempt division. Fred Gould is chief, LeRoy Priest and Marcus Sternberg, assistant chiefs; Leslie Sheley, foreman; Fred Sternberg, secretary-treasurer.

Attendance at meetings, the first Thursday of each month, is voluntary. The firemen's ball in midwinter is a community event and provides financial support for the department since field days were abandoned.

Funds are being sought to purchase a rotary pump for the squad car which then will be available for ____(this part of the column was torn off)___. Of 17 calls answered in (---?---) the majority were from outside the district. A compressed air hose, mounted at the Eckert (---?---) postoffice and service station, and operated by the service station (--?--) from a switch outside the building.

The department retains an (--?--), Leslie Sheley, whose duty is to assure the instant readiness of the apparatus. A squad of seven drivers is designated to guarantee someone to take the pumper out whenever the whistle summons.

Affairs of the district are vested in five fire commissioners, Fred Sternberg, Clarence Eckert, W. F. Huchzermeier, E. J. Stadler and Carl Fry. Huchzermeier was first chief of the department.

Typist's Note: *May, 1922, was stated as the occasion of a destructive fire in Depauville. Noting the "Looking Backwards" note at the beginning of this section, one can see May, 1906, as the date of another destructive fire in Depauville. Could there have been a typo in one of these articles?

 

MISS CARRIE ALLEN IS WED TO FRANK CLEMONS (1936)

Evans Mills, Aug. 10. -- Miss Carrie Allen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Allen of Limerick, became the bride of Frank Clemons of Depauville, Saturday evening at 8, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Clemons of Depauville, Saturday evening at 8, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Cornwell of Evans Mills.

The ceremony was solemnized by Rev. Frederick K. Vogt, pastor of Concordia Lutheran church, Watertown.

After, the wedding luncheon was served by Mrs. Cornwell.

The couple was attended by Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Cornwell and Mrs. Byron Chilton, Watertown.

Miss Allen was gowned in grey crepe with navy blue accessories.

Mr. and Mrs. Clemons left by auto for Ridgewood, N. J., and points south. Upon their return they will reside at Depauville.

Miss Allen is a graduate of Dexter High school, Dexter training class and Potsdam Normal, and is now employed as teacher in District No. 15, town of Brownville.

Mr. Clemons attended Dexter and Clayton schools and is now operating a truck on the Alexandria Bay-Clayton construction work.

 

SLEEPING SICKNESS FATAL TO WOMAN (1937)
Ailment Brought On By Brain Abscess
Mrs. H. J. VanAlstyne, 33
Town of Lyme Resident Dies in House of the Good Samaritan--Rites To Be Thursday

(Special to The Times)

Chaumont, March 9.--Mrs. Dayon Van Alstyne, 33, wife of Harold J. VanAlstyne, town of Lyme, died at 7:45 Monday night at the House of the Good Samaritan following a three day illness with an acute sleeping sickness.

Mrs. Van Alstyne had been in failing health for several weeks. However, three days ago she was stricken with the unusual illness which caused her to intermittedly lapse into a coma.

She was admitted to the hospital on Sunday and her condition was described as serious. Dr. V. T. Rear, Chaumont, her attending physician, diagnosed the ailment as the result of a brain tumor.

Mrs. Van Alstyne was born in Chaumont, Jan. 29, 1904, a daughter of Ezra and Grace Silver Thompson. She spent most of her life in that vicinity. She was married to Mr. Van Alstyne on March 15, 1921, in a ceremony performed in the Methodist Episcopal church by Rev. William Eddy, pastor.

She was a member of the Three Mile Bay Baptist church.

Among the survivors besides her husband and parents are two sons, Robert and George Van Alstyne, Chaumont; five sisters, Mrs. Nina Dodge, Chaumont; Mrs. Nettie Brown, Syracuse; Mrs. Matilda Love, Three Mile Bay; Mrs. Mae Dailey, Hollywood, Fla., and Mrs. Dorothy Warner, Chaumont; her grandmother, Mrs. Anna Silver, Chaumont.

 

SACKETS HARBOR WOMAN HAS CAESARIAN OPERATION (Apr. 22, 1933)

The conditiion of Mrs. John E. Johnston, 27, of Sackets Harbor, who underwent a Caesarian operation at the House of the Good Samaritan Saturday morning, is greatly improved, it was announced today.

Mrs. Johnston gave birth to a daughter, Patricia Merie, weighing a little more than five pounds. The premature baby was placed in an incubator and she is also improving. Dr. Wendell D. George, who performed the operation is the attending physician. Mrs. Johnston was admitted to the hospital Saturday and immediately underwent the operation.

Mrs. Johnston was formerly Miss Vera Stadler of Depauville and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eldridge J. Stadler of Depauville.

 

BORN

HUTCHESON -- At the House of the Good Samaritan, Oct. 21, 1933, to Mr. and Mrs. George K. Hutcheson, Depauville, a son, Lewis William.

 

d.

Depauville, Oct. 3 -- A Daughter, Gwendolyn Claudine, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Edwin F. Dwyer, Depauville, N. Y., Oct. 2 (1935).

 

Depauville, Feb. 12 (1935) -- A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Harold O. Easton Wednesday, Feb. 6. She weighed six pounds and was named Irene Eliza Easton.

 

A son was recently born to Mr. and Mrs. George Hutchins. Mrs. Hutchins is the former Miss Mabel Cardiff. The baby weighed six pounds and was named, Lyle Peter. (1931)

 

Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Mathews (sic) are the parents of a son born in the House of the Good Samaritan, Watertown, Friday, Feb. 22.

 

BORN

LEWIS -- At Clayton, Feb. 15, 1935, to Mr. and Mrs. Perl Lewis, Clayton, a daughter, Wilma Pearl.

Depauville, Jan. 3. -- A nine pound daughter was born Sunday to Mr. and Mrs. Vernet Schnauber. (Dec. 29, 1934)

 

DEPAUVILLE NOTES

(1935)

Depauville, March 13. -- Mr. and Mrs. Herman Dorr announce the birth of a daughter, Thursday, March 7, weight 6-1/2 pounds, named Phylis Rae Dorr.

 

-- Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Sawyer are the parents of a baby boy born Wednesday, March 6. (1935)

 

LARRY DORR CELEBRATES 6th BIRTHDAY (1937)

Mrs. Leonard Dorr entertained Wednesday afternoon at her home at Clayton Center in celebration of the 6th birthday of her son, Larry. The table was attractively decorated in a pink and green color scheme. Games were enjoyed.

Those present were: John Meeks, who also celebrated his birthday at this party, Donald and Darrel Meeks, Shirlay (sic) and Buddy Rogers, June Brill, Paul Dodge, Marion Weller, Virginia Scott, Loren Schmitte and Larry and Frances Dorr.

Larry received many lovely gifts.

 

GEO. P. SCHAFER DIES, AGED 73 (1936)
RETIRED FARMER OF DEPAUVILLE LONG ILL
FUNERAL MONDAY AT 2 P.M.
Native of Germany Came to America in Fall of 1884, Settling Near Depauville--Death Due to Heart    Disease.

(Special to The Times)

Depauville, Jan. 4.--George Philip Schafer, 73, retired farmer of this village, died about 5:30 p.m. Friday in his home. He had been in failing health for the past few months. Death was due to heart disease.

He was born Feb. 2, 1861, at Konge, Hessen-Barnstadt, Germany, son of Philip and Katherine Hausel Schafer, where he was educated. Mr. Schafer came to America in the fall of 1884, settling near this village and was employed on farms.

On Jan. 4, 1895, he was united in marriage to Miss Katherine Bannenwald, a former schoolmate and friend who came here to marry him. The couple then settled on a farm near here where they resided until four years ago when Mr. Schafer retired and moved with his family to this village.

He was a member of Concordia Lutheran church, Watertown.

Besides his widow he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. William Gale and Mrs. Joseph Mexdorf, Depauville; two sons, George P. Schafer, Jr., Clayton; and Lawrence A. Schafer, Depauville; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Webert, Watertown; Mrs. Michael Hughes, Lafargeville; seven grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held from the home Monday at 2 p.m., with Rev. F. K. Vogt, pastor of Watertown Concordia Lutheran church, officiating. Burial will be made in Depauville cemetery.

 

C. A. HENTZE, 84, CHAUMONT, DIES (1935)

(Special to The Times.)

Chaumont, Jan. 20.--Chester A. Hentze, 84, retired farmer, died Sunday at 3 p.m. at the home of his son, William Hentze, this village, where he made his home. Death was caused by infirmities of old age. He had been in failing health for four years.

Mr. Hentze was born in the town of Lyme, near Chaumont, on Oct. 23, 1851, a son of Levi and Irene Graves Hentze. He married Miss Julia Clark of Three Mile Bay on Aug. 21, 1873. Mr. Hentze was a member of the Chaumont grange. He operated a farm near this village until his retirement.

Besides his widow he is survived by the one son with whom he lived; three grandchildren of Chaumont and five great-grandchildren. A son, Fred, died in 1925

The funeral will be held from the home of his son Wednesday at 2 p.m., Rev. Roger Williams of the Methodist-Presbyterian church officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Grove cemetery.

 

N. O. EASTON, 83, DEPAUVILLE, DIES (1936)
EXPIRES AT HOME OF DAUGHTER, MRS. STERNBERG
VILLAGE SMITH FOR 60 YEARS
Was Born on Wolfe Island But Went to Depauville When He Was 13--Four Years Later He Entered
    a Blacksmith Shop as an Apprentice -- Two Daughters Survive.

Depauville, Aug. 4.--Nelson O. Easton, 83, died at 12:15 this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. Fred Sternberg.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 at the Sternberg home. By request flowers are to be omitted.

Mr. Easton was born on Wolfe island Nov. 22, 1852, one of a family of six boys and one girl, born to Wilbur and Lois Easton. His death leaves only one survivor of this family group, a brother, Hollis Easton, this place.

His early life to the age of 13 was spent with his parents on Wolfe Island. In 1865 he came to Depauville and worked on a farm for four years. In 1869 he went into a blacksmith shop as an apprentice with George Wilson, proved apt and developed into an expert horseshoer, forger of iron and general repair man, meeting the demands of a farming community at that time. He was the village blacksmith for over 60 years.

Mr. Easton was married to Ella Lingenfelter April 18, 1876. Her death occurred Dec. 21, 1925.

The following children were born of this union: Mrs. W. Fred Sternberg, Depauville; Mrs. Clarence Argersinger, Johnstown, and Glenn W. Easton, who died in 1925. Nine grandchildren survive.

 

Miss Marjorie Sternberg Bride of Mayor Jas. Patch (1935)
Ceremony at Depauville M. E. Church -- Couple to Live in Clayton

(Write-up accompanied by photos of both Mr. and Mrs. Patch)

Clayton, June 27.--Mayor James Patch of Clayton and Miss Marjorie Sternberg of Depauville Methodist Episcopal church at 10 this morning were married at the Depauville Methodist Episcopal church at 10 this morning, the ceremony being performed by Rev. Frank Brown, Methodist Episcopal clergyman of Richville.

Miss Frances Metcalf of Newark, N. Y. was the maid of honor and Justice Allen Patch was best man. Mrs. Marcus Sternberg and Miss Mable Dwyer were bridesmaids.

The bride was gowned in white satin with a veil of illusion net and carried American beauty roses. The maid of honor was attired in green barred organdie and carried white roses. The two bridesmaids wore pink organdie with pink net turbans and carried pink roses. The church was prettily decorated with a green color scheme of ferns and palms, and a large crowd attended the service.

Miss Hazel Eckert of Watertown presided at the organ and played the wedding march from Lohengrin and Mrs. Ethel Frazier of Clayton sang "Because." The bride was given in matrimony by her father, W. Fred Sternberg. Marcus Sternberg, brother of the bride and George Kenyon of Clayton were ushers.

Mrs. Patch is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Fred Sternberg of Depauville. She attended the local schools and was graduated from the Clayton High school in 1927 and from the Watertown School of Commerce in 1928. She then attended the Crane music department of the Potsdam normal school and was graduated in 1931. Since that time she has been employed as supervisor of music at the Scottsville High school.

While at college, Miss Sternberg was a member of the Alpha Delta sorority and Phi Sigma Mu honorary fraternity. She was vice president of her sorority and historian of Phi Sigma Mu. She was a member of the freshman choir, Phoenix club, scholarship committee, Normal band, girls band and Normal orchestra. She is a talented musician and soprano. She played trombone solos with the school band at many concerts and was frequently heard in radio broadcasts from Canton.

In May, 1931, during her senior year at Crane she competed in an Atwater-Kent local audition held at Plattsburgh and won first place. This entitled her to represent eastern New York State in a state audition at New York city the following fall where she was awarded third place for the audition.

Mayor Patch is the son of Mrs. Harriet Patch and the late William Patch of Clayton. He attended the local schools and was graduated from the Clayton High school in 1926. He spent two years in St. Lawrence university at Canton and was graduated with honors from High Point college, High Point, N. C.

He is employed by the Otis Brooks Lumber company of Clayton of which his father was for many years manager. He defeated Arthur L. Williams, Republican candidate for mayor in the village election last March in one of the most heated contests ever to be held in the village. He is the youngest man ever to be elected to that office in the history of Clayton and is one of the youngest mayors in the country. He is a well known athlete and is prominent in social activities of the village.

Immediately after the wedding ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Patch left for a week's trip and upon their return they will reside at 413 Hugunin street, Clayton.

 

MISS LEOLA E. HIBBARD, BRIDE
Rev. Royal B. Fishbeck Performs Ceremony
SHE IS WED TO JAMES B. HART
Mr. Hart Is Graduate of Potsdam Normal School and Has Been Teaching in Depauville District
   School--Bride Is Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reul B. Hibbard

Clayton, April 17. -- Miss Leola Elcena Hibbard became the bride of James Burton Hart at a ceremony performed at noon today at the home of the bride's parents, 518 Mary street, by Rev. Royal B. Fishbeck, pastor of the Clayton Methodist Episcopal church.

Attendants were Miss Helen Hibbard, sister of the bride, and Stewart Reed, of Fishers Landing. The bride was attired in a gray travelling suit with accessories to match and the bridesmaid was attired in pink. Both wore corsages of sweet peas.

(incomplete)

 

WINGFIELD-DEVENDORF -- In this city, June 19, 1937, at Trinity church, by Rev. Walter C. Middleton, rector, Captain Lindsey R. Wingfield, Madison Barracks, and Miss Helen E. Devendorf, Brownville.

 

MISS GLADYS M. GOULD IS BRIDE

Depauville, May 29. -- A pretty wedding was solemnized at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Sheley, Thursday evening, May 27, when Mrs. Sheley's sister, Miss Gladys Mae Gould, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Gould, was united in marriage with Robert Allen Eckert, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Eckert, Lafargeville.

Rev. Albert Walker, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church of Depauville, performed the ceremony. Mrs. Walker played the wedding march from Lohengrin while the bridal party took their places before a large table of flowers.

The bride was attired in white silk organdie with accessories to match and carried an arm bouquet of snapdragons, tulips, lilies of the valley and fern. Her sister, Miss Edna Gould, as matron of honor wore white satin with accessories to match and carried a bouquet of snapdragons, lilies of the valley and ferns. The bridegroom's attendant was Chester L. Comins, 311 West Main street, Watertown. Miss Barbara Sheley, niece of the bride, acted as ring bearer. She wore blue organdie with a shoulder bouquet of lilies of the valley and fern.

After the ceremony a wedding dinner was served. The table carried out a color scheme of pink and white. Mrs. Sheley acted as waitress.

The couple left for a short trip to Butler, Pa., where they will visit Mr. Eckert's brother. They are expected to return the first of next week and will reside in the Floyd Gould house, Depauville.

Those present for the occasion were: Mr. and Mrs. William H. Gould, Mrs. William Eckert, Rev. and Mrs. Albert Walker, Miss Edna Gould, Chester Comins, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kost, and Mr. and Mrs. Lester Sheley, and daughter, Barbara.

 

MISS PAULINE V. JOHNDROW BRIDE
ELDEST DAUGHTER OF MR. AND MRS. E. J. JOHNDROW (1937)
WED TO FRED MITCHELL FLICK
Couple Active in Odd Fellows and Rebekah Lodges--Ceremony Perfomed at Home of Bride's Parents.

Depauville, June 17. -- Miss Pauline Viola Johndrow, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Johndrow, Depauville, and Fred Mitchell Flick, son of Mrs. Fred Flick, Chaumont, were married at noon Wednesday, June 16, at the home of the bride's parents.

Rev. Albert M. Walker, pastor of the Depauville Methodist Episcopal church, performed the ceremony. Wedding music was played by Mrs. Lyle Rundell, sister of the groom. Miss Bertha Sourwine was the maid of honor and Glenn Johndrow, brother of the bride, acted as best man.

The bride wore a floor length gown of light blue embroidered organdie and shoulder corsage of white sweet peas. The maid of honor wore an ankle length gown of pink sheer crepe and a shoulder corsage of pink sweet peas. Both wore hats to match their gowns.

Mrs. Flick is a graduate of the Clayton High school, Clayton Training class and the Potsdam Training class and the Potsdam normal school, class of '34. Upon completing normal she was engaged as teacher of the Elm Flats school, Depauville, where she is again employed for next year.

Mr. Flick attended the local schools and Dexter High. He is employed by Ross Webert, Watertown, as carpenter and painter.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Flick are active members of the Depauville I. O. O. F. and Rebekah lodge. Mrs. Flick is a past grand officer of the Rebekahs and Mr. Flick a past grand of the Odd Fellow lodge.

Following the ceremony a reception and dinner was served to the bridal party and members of their immediate families. The dinner was in charge of Mrs. Floyd Storm, Lafargeville and Mrs. A. E. Emerson, Dexter.

Mr. and Mrs. Flick left on a wedding trip through the Adirondacks, and along Lake Champlain and Vermont. Upon their return they will reside in Depauville.

 

Miss Kathryn Fluckiger, Clayton, Bride of Elton Lingenferlter
Couple to Establish Home in Clayton
Rev. Frank Brown, former Depauvile Pastor Officiates at Marriage (1930)

CLAYTON, N. Y. Oct. 2. -- Miss Kathryn Fluckiger, daughter of Mrs. Effie Fluckiger Griffin of this village, and Elton Lingenfelter, son of Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Lingenfelter of Depauville, were married at Copenhagen, N. Y. Friday afternoon by Rev. Frank Brown, former Pastor of the M. E. church, of Depauville.

The bride was gowned in a brown travel suit with hat, gloves and shoes to match.

They stopped at the Hotel Wagoner at Cananjoharie (sic), N. Y. for their wedding dinner.

The bride is a graduate of Clayton High School and Training Class and for the past three years has taught school.

The bridegroom has been employed at the "Good Chevrolet" for the past five years.

After a wedding trip including Syracuse, Utica, New York and Jackson Heights, Long Island, the couple will return to Clayton where they will make their future residence.

Mr. and Mrs. Lingenfelter are well known among the social class and their many friends wish them much happiness in the future.

 

MISS MABEL E. DWYER IS BRIDE (1936)

Clayton, Dec. 21. -- Miss Mabel Eva Dwyer of Depauville, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frances Dwyer, and Edwin Glenn Sternberg of Depauville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sternberg, were married Saturday evening at 9 in a quiet ceremony at the Methodist parsonage here. The Rev. Royal B. Fishbeck officiated.

The couple were attended by Mayor and Mrs. James Patch. Mrs. Patch is a sister of the bridegroom.

Mr. Sternberg is associated with his brother, Marcus, in the making of cheese boxes at their Depauville box factory. This factory has been in the Sternberg family for several generations and is one of the oldest factories of its kind in the north country.

After a wedding trip the couple will reside in Depauville.

 

MISS RUTH M. CASLER IS BRIDE OF J. W. LACHANCE (1936 ?)

John William LaChance, this city, and Miss Ruth May Casler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Casler of Depauville, were married on Sunday evening at 9:30 by Rev. Charles M. Smith, retired Methodist Episcopal minister at his home in Brownville.

Mr. LaChance is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. LaChance, of this city. He attended local schools and for several years was employed by the Postal Telegraph company, first as a messenger boy and later in the office. He is now employed in the new Par store in Public Square.

Mrs. LaChance attended the Clayton High school and has been living with her parents in Depauville.

The couple will take a wedding trip in the near future. They are now residing at 431 Court street with Mrs. LaChance's uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Truman O. Seymour.

 

MISS DORIS L. JOHNDROW WED (1936 ?)

Depauville, May 26.--Miss Doris Leona Johndrow, Depauville, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Johndrow and Floyd John Storm, Chaumont, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Storm, were married Saturday afternoon at 2 at the Depauville Methodist Episcopal parsonage by Rev. Albert Walker.

The couple was attended by Miss Pauline Stevens and Theron Fairman, friends of the couple.

Mrs. Storm was graduated from the Clayton High school and Clayton training class, and the Potsdam Normal school. While attending normal she was active in school affairs. She has taught school for four years and has engaged a school for the ensuing year. She is also a past noble grand of the Valley View Rebekah lodge.

Mr. Storm has always lived in this vicinity, receiving his education in the local school and Dexter High school. He is a farmer residing near Gunns Corners.

Following the ceremony a reception for the members of the bridal party and immediate family took place at the home of the bride's parents. The bride's table was centered with a three tiered wedding cake decorated with pastel colored roses and a miniature bridal couple.

Following the reception the bridal couple left by motor for points in the Adirondacks.

Upon their return they will reside at the bridegroom's parents on the Watertown-Clayton highway.

 

RECEPTION HELD FOR DR. MECKLIN 1936)

Depauville, July 22. -- A community reception was held for Dr. and Mrs. Bennie Mecklin, formerly of Buffalo, who have taken up their residence here, in the Masonic hall Monday evening.

The guests were received and introduced to Dr. and Mrs. Mecklin by Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sternberg, Mr. and Mrs. William Huckzermeier, Miss Florence Jones and William Wetterhahn. Clarence Easton acted as usher.

Seated at the speakers table were:

Toastmaster, Harold Easton; Dr. and Mrs. Bennie Mecklin, Rev. A. Walker, Dr. and Mrs. V. T. Rear (sic)*, Dr. and Mrs. Frank J. Henne, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sternberg; Mayor and Mrs. James Patch, Miss Tobin, R. N.; Principal and Mrs. R. Sheridan Clark, Dr. and Mrs. B. B. Davis, Mrs. Mildred Walrath, Watertown; Mr. and Mrs. Perl Spencer, Leroy Priest, Supervisor Marshall Linnell, James Graves, Ethel Frasier.

After the refreshments were served, the program was as follows:

Selections by Serenaders orchestra; prayer, Rev. Mr. Walker, Welcome from the Community to Dr. and Mrs. Mecklin, Fred Sternberg; readings by Mrs. Mildred Walrath and Mrs. Ethel Spencer, vocal selections by Mrs. James Patch accompanied by Mrs. Ethel Frasier.

Then, the following who were called upon responded with remarks: R. Sheridan Clark of Chaumont; Dr. B. B. Davis, Rev. A. Walker; Mayor Patch of Clayton, Principal E. D. Radley, Supervisor Marshall Linnell of Clayton, Miss Marion Tobin, R. N. of Clayton, Dr. V. T. Rear of Chaumont.

In behalf of the guests present, Leroy Priest presented Dr. and Mrs. Mecklin with a bouquet of mixed flowers and a gift of money. Dr. Mecklin responded.

The decorations were mixed bouquets of cut flowers. The table was decorated with a border of flowers and greens, a large center piece of snapdragons, phlox and tall white tapers.

Those present were:

Rev. A. W. Walker, Mr. and Mrs. James Patch, Clayton; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sternberg, Mr. and Mrs. Carl C. Frye, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Vincent, Miss Florence Jones, Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Sternberg, Mr. and Mrs. William Huchzermuir (sic), Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Eckert, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Dintelman, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Dwyer, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Easton.

Mrs. Minnie Walton, Mrs. Ruth Green, Miss Betty Green, Miss Grace Denesha, Mrs. Jennie Denesha, Mr. and Mrs. Perl Spencer, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Spencer, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Radley, Mrs. Minnie Wetterhahn, Mrs. Otto Warner, Mrs. William Gale, Mrs. Sadie Smith, Miss Pauline Johndrow.

Dr. and Mrs. Henne, Clayton; Dr. and Mrs. V. T. Reas, Chaumont; Dr. and Mrs. B. B. Davis, Harold Easton, Peter Wetterhahn, Mr. and Mrs. Henry LaPatra, Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Goss, Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Lingenfelter, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lingenfelter, Mrs. Amy Sherman, Mrs. Flora Dodge.

Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Clark, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Johndrow; Mr. and Mrs. Everett Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Dorr, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Norton, Mrs. Lester Sheley, Miss Barbara Sheley, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gould, Miss Edna Gould, Miss Ferne Eigabroadt, Miss Nellie Lowe, Miss Sally Cavanaugh, Miss Eursula Backman, New York city; Miss Ella Clemons.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gould, David Dorr, B. G. Whitney, Charles Layo, Hollis Easton, Clarence Easton, D. D. Dorr, Carl Dintelman, William Wetterhahn, Robert Thibault, Henry Thibault, Horace Jones, jr.

Edwin Cupernall, Peter Cardiff, Alfred D. Lowe, J. J. Linnell, Clayton; LeRoy Priest, James Graves, Clayton; Howard Hausner** (sic), Mrs. Luke Seeber, Mrs. Etta Cadwell, Mrs. Clara Wetterhahn, Mrs. George Gale, Mrs. Horace Jones, Mrs. F. T. Dale, Mrs. Sadie O. Tucker.

Mrs. Cameron Frasier, Mrs. Marie Joel, Mrs. Don E. Fuller, Buffalo, Mrs. Elizabeth Stoner, Mrs. Nellie Easton, Mrs. Mildred Walrath, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Clemons, Mr. and Mrs. George Pettit, Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Failing, Miss Margaret Fraser, Miss Elsie Chinchar, Miss Marion To--(unclear), Miss Hilda Lee, Miss Flora Lee, Miss Frances Norton, Miss Mable Dwyer, Miss Olah Dwyer, Miss Helen Fox, Watertown, Miss Pa-(unclear) Eigabroadt, Mary E. McKinley, --?-- M. Bittenender, Mrs. R. Joles.

*The name is most likely "Reas" as seen farther on in the text.

**The name should be spelled "Hosner."

 

MRS. ELIZABETH A. BARBER IS WED TO JOSEPH WEBBER (1937)

Clayton Center, June 25. The marriage of Mrs. Elizabeth A. Barber, Three Mile Bay, and Joseph Webber of Clayton Center, was performed Wednesday by Rev. Ellis H. Richards of Lafargeville.

The couple was attended by Mr. and Mrs. Earl Rogers of Clayton Center. A reception was held at the home.

Mr. and Mrs. Webber will live on Mr. Webber's farm at Clayton Center.

 

HAPPENINGS In DEPAUVILLE

(1936)

>Grange Officers Installed

Depauville, Dec. 8 -- The Depauville grange held an all day meeting at their hall Saturday. At the morning session D. W. Norton presided in the absence of Carl J. Haas who is in Florida. An oyster dinner was served at noon to visitors and members.

The installing staff from Thousand Islands grange, Omar, very ably installed the following newly elected and appointed officers: Master Elmer Haas; overseer, George Hutcheon; lecturer, Ethel Spencer; chaplain, Lucy Norton; assistant overseer, Gerald Dodge; gate keeper, Edward Dintelman; secretary, Melva Dintelman; treasurer, Floyd White; steward, Norris Haller.

Ceres, Ethel Dorr; Pomona, Bertha Haller; Flora, Ira Haas; lady assistant, Margaret Dorr.

The installing staff included Past Master Grover Russell; marshal, Mrs. Grover Russell. Assistants were sisters Carlisle and Potter; chaplain, sister Collins and pianist, Leland Collins.

The new lecturer gave the following program; Song, America, by all; reading, Enthusiasm, Iva Haas; talks, Rev. A. Walker and Fred Palmer; game, alphabet, led by Mrs. A. Walker; tableau and song, Bringing in the Sheaves, playlets Why? and The Minister's Call; song, Blest be the Tie That Binds.

After the regular meeting on the evening of Dec. 19 there will be a Christmas tree and exchange of ___?__ gifts.

 

__________
1937

Mrs. Rena Gillette is on the sick list.

The I. O. O. F. will hold a social evening in their hall on Friday evening, Dec. 11. Pedro will be played.

Mrs. L. R. Johndrow of Watertown spent Monday with her mother, Mrs. Otto Warner.

"Billy" Wetterhahn spent the week-end with his mother, Mrs. Clara Wetterhahn.

Mrs. Augusta Fox and daughter, Miss Helen of Watertown were guests of Mrs. Clara Wetterhahn Friday.

 

MAN'S ANKLE IS CRUSHED AT MILL (1936)

J. Edward Johnston, 25, of 549 Morrison street, suffered a severe ankle injury this afternoon when he caught his foot in machinery in the mill of the Taggart Brothers company where he is employed as a machine operator.

The young man was hurried to the Mercy hospital by ambulance at 2:30 this afternoon and there was attended by Dr. Harlow G. Farmer. After an examination the man was removed to the operating room for an operation.

It was stated that the bones of the ankle were badly splintered when the foot was caught in the machine.

 

Motor to N. Y.

(1937)

Clayton, May 12. -- Lloyd Fox, Donald Grant, Boydon McAvoy, Elmer LaRose, Carl Dintelman and C. C. Cobb, history teacher of the Clayton high school, motored to Springfield and New York city over the week-end. While at Springfield they visited Springfield college, Mr. Cobb's alma mater, and attended a lacrosse game.

 

DEPAUVILLE

(1937)

Depauville, Jan. 18. -- At a special meeting of the Depauville fire department last Thursday evening it was voted to hold the sixth annual dance in the community hall Friday evening, Feb. 5. Dancing will be continuous from 9 to 3. An oyster supper will be served at midnight. --Miss Ferne Lingenfelter who works in Dr. Thompson's office in Watertown is confined to her home here by illness. --Last Saturday night Miss Olah Dwyer gave a linen shower at the home of her parents in honor of Mrs. Mabel Sternberg who was recently married to Edwin G. Sternberg. --There will be a missionary meeting held at the home of Mrs. Elizabeth Fry Tuesday afternoon.

 

MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS DINE (1936)

Depauville, May 25. -- The mother and daughter banquet held in the Community hall last Friday evening under the auspices of the Golden Key class was largely attended. The first tables seated 134, and the second 72.

 

Honored on Birthday.

(1936)

Chaumont, March 6. -- Miss Mary Wagner celebrated her 80th birthday on Sunday, March 1. She was given a postcard shower by her friends of Depauville and Chaumont. Miss Wagner received 90 cards and a large box of flowers from New York city.

 

COWS KILLED BY CARS

(1937)

Depauville, May 17. -- A dairy of cows owned by E. G. Dintelman, who lives about one mile from this village, got out of the pasture and onto the Watertown-Clayton state highway and three were killed by cars before they could be rounded up and put back into the pasture recently.

Two cows were so badly injured when they were struck by a car driven by Clarence F. Hall, jr. of Clayton, that they had to be killed. The Hall car was badly damaged but the driver was uninjured. Another cow was struck and killed earlier in the evening. During the night several other cows were cut and bruised when struck by cars. State troopers assisted Mr. Dintelman in getting the cows home.

 

T. F. DANIELS DIES SUDDENY (1932)
GLEN PARK FARMER HAS HEART ATTACK--IN POOR HEALTH A FEW YEARS
Mr. Daniels, a Native of Town of Clayton, Was For 20 Year Member of Brownville-Glen Park
    School Board.

Stricken suddenly with a heart attack, Truman F. Daniels, 66, prominent farmer of Glen Park, died at 6:45 Saturday evening at his residence at Glen Park.

Mr. Daniels had been in poor health for two or three years. He had been ill in January, when he suffered a slight heart attack, but recently seemed to be improving.

He had gone to the cow stables on his farm Saturday night to see what his men were doing and had just entered his home and hung up his hat and coat when he was suddenly stricken.

He was assisted to a chair and later was removed to a bed. Dr. R. F. Gates of Brownville was summoned, but Mr. Daniels died within a few minutes after he was stricken.

He was born May 28, 1866, in the town of Clayton, a son of the late Truman and Elizabeth Edmonds Daniels. His father was a native of the town of Clayton, while his mother was born in Herkimer. Mr. Daniels spent his early life in the town of Clayton.

About 42 years ago he married Miss Amy Harter of the town of Clayton. For a few years they lived on the Watertown-Clayton road in the town of Clayton, then known as the Lyme road. Thirty years ago the family moved to Glen Park and Mr. Daniels had since resided there.

Mr. Daniels purchased a large farm opposite the mill of the International Paper Company, known as the Ontario mill, at Glen Park and operated it until the time of his death.

For many years Mr. Daniels had taken an active interest in the affairs of Glen Park. For 20 years he had been a member of the Brownville-Glen Park school board and for about 15 years he had been a member of the village board and for about 15 years he had been a member of the village board of Glen Park. He had been affiliated with the Odd Fellows fraternity for about 30 years and was also a member of the Watertown grange.

Surviving him, besides his widow, are five children, Perl H. and George B. Daniels, of Watertown, Claude J. Daniels, Mrs. Leland Timerman and Miss Hazel Daniels of Glen Park; two grandsons, Roswell Daniels of Watertown and Robert Timerman of Glen Park; several nephews and nieces; four brothers, Myron C. Daniels of Chaumont, George E. Daniels of Clayton, Eugene A. Daniels of Watertown and William S. Daniels, of Lafargeville, and a sister, Mrs. Jefferson Baltz of Lafargeville.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 at the family home. Rev. C. M. Smith of Brownville, retired minister of the Methodist Episcopal church, will officiate. Burial will be made in the family plot in the Depauville cemetery.

 

J. C. DILLENBECK EXPIRES, AGED 75 (1932)

(Special to The Times.)

Chaumont, Nov. 11.--James C. Dillenbeck, 75, died at 3:30 this morning at his farm home in the town of Clayton after a brief illness.

Mr. Dillenbeck was born Sept. 3, 1857, in Plessis but he had spent most of his life in the town of Clayton. On Nov. 13, 1877, he married Miss Mary Solomon of Phelps, N. Y. She died July 15, 1916.

Surviving are one daughter, Miss Mildred Dillenbeck, Clayton; one son, Harry Dillenbeck, Syracuse; one brother, John; five grandchildren, James Dillenbeck, Chaumont, Mrs. Pearl Hyde, Watertown, Mrs. Alice Mitchell, Syracuse, Clifford and Fred Dillenbeck, Depauville, and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Sunday with prayer at 1:30 p.m. at the home and services at the Chaumont Methodist Episcopal church at 2 p.m., Rev. A. T. Gould, pastor, officiating. Interment will be made at Cedar Grove cemetery, Chaumont.

 

MRS. OTTILIE A. CORBIN, 61, DIES
FORMER LOCAL WOMAN (1933)

Mrs. Ottilie A. Corbin, 61, widow of Herman J. Corbin and sister of Mrs. Allie M. Littlefield, 413 Flower avenue east, died Wednesday afternoon at 12:05 at the home of her son, Werner C. Corbin, at Berlin, Md., with whom she lived.

She had been in poor health about two years and had been ill for three or four weeks.

Mrs. Corbin was born in Watertown, Feb. 27, 1871, a daughter of Jason and Emma Werner Miser, and was married in Watertown to Herman J. Corbin of Clayton.

Mr. and Mrs. Corbin left Watertown about 25 years ago and had lived in various places, including California, Texas and Maryland. Mr. Corbin died about two years ago at Berlin, Md.

Surviving her, besides her sister, are two sons, Werner C. and Earl K. Corbin of Berlin, Md., four nieces and four grandchildren.

Mrs. Corbin was a member of the Stone Street Presbyterian church when living in Watertown.

No word had been received this afternoon regarding the funeral arrangements.

 

P. VAN DOREN, 92, CHAUMONT, DIES (1932)
UNCLE OF DR. GEORGE B. VAN DOREN OF THIS CITY
SON OF AN EARLY SETTLER
His Father, Joseph Van Doren, Settled in the Town of Lyme in 1836--Funeral
    Will Be Held Wednesday at 2 p.m.

Chaumont, April 4.--Peter Van Doren, 92, died early Sunday morning at his home in this village.

Mr. VanDoren was born June 21, 1839, on the Van Doren homestead, located in the town of Lyme on the state highway between Chaumont and Three Mile Bay, where his father, Joseph Van Doren, settled in 1836, as one of the early settlers from the Mohawk valley. He was the youngest and last to survive of ten children, two of whom died in infancy and three exceeded the age of 92 years.

On June 18, 1867, he married Miss Martha M. Horton and they immediately took up their residence on the Bennet farm, now occupied by Rolla Van Doren. Their only child, Leah Elizabeth, was born March 16, 1873, and died on Thanksgiving day in 1888, a victim of the epidemic of diphtheria then prevailing. Mrs. Van Doren died at 1907.

Mr. Van Doren was a member of Chaumont Presbyterian church for over 58 years. He is survived by five nephews: J. Isaac VanDoren and Walter N. VanDoren of Chaumont, Dr. George B. VanDoren, Watertown, Rev. J. Canfield VanDoren, Merrick, L. I., and I. L. MacPherson of Spokane, Wash.; two nieces, Mrs. Henry L. George, Chaumont, and Miss Ella Dingman, Watertown.

Funeral services will be held from the home, Wednesday, April 6 at 2 p.m., Rev. C. J. Sargent, pastor of Hope Presbyterian church, Watertown, and Rev. K. L. Huggins, pastor of Chaumont Presbyterian church, officiating. Burial will be in the family plot in Cedar Grove cemetery.

 

THOMPSON -- At Henderson, Sept. 16, 1933, Mrs. Frances A. Dobson Thompson, widow of Payson F. Thompson, aged 82 years. Funeral from home Monday afternoon at 3. Burial in Roberts Corners cemetery.

 

JOHN R. BABCOCK IS 92 SATURDAY (1929)
AGED DEPAUVILLE MAN IS IN GOOD HEALTH
WELL KNOWN CHEESEMAKER


(With photo of the 92 Years Old John R. Babcock)

(A portion of a paragraph was visible an inch below the photo, which suggested that there was text to go with the headline. That paragraph referred to Mr. Babcock's Masonic interests.)

 

JOHN R. BABCOCK AGED 93, EXPIRES (April 9, 1931)
Was Retired Cheese Manufacturer Of Depauville
Mr. Babock For Many Years Was One of Northern New York Outstanding Cheesemakers
SUFFERED LEG FRACTURE APRIL

John R. Babcock, 93, Depauville, retired cheese manufacturer, died at 12:15 this afternoon in Mercy hospital where he was admitted on April 1 with a fracture of the right leg suffered in a fall at his home the day before.

White he had been in a serious condition when admitted to the hospital, Mr. Babcock's condition was considered to be fair Saturday and Sunday. Monday his condition became critical and early this morning he lost consciousness.

Until time of the accident, Mr. Babcock had been in his usual health. He was sitting on the edge of the bed in his bedroom when he rose and started to walk to his chair in the living room. After taking but a few steps, he suffered a dizzy spell and fell to the floor. Dr. Frank Henne of Clayton first attended him and the next day he was taken to the hospital where examination by Dr. H. N. Cooper showed that Mr. Babcock's leg was fractured in the upper part of the thigh, just below the hip.

Mr. Babcock was born Oct. 26, 1837, on the old Babcock homestead in the town of Alexandria, about three miles from Alexandria Bay, the son of the late Rhodes H. and Melissa Babcock. His father owned one of the largest farms in the town. His education was received in the district schools of that town.

At the age of about 20 Mr. Babcock engaged in the cheesemaking business and for many years was one of the outstanding cheesemakers of the north country. The first cheese factory in the town of Clayton was established by him and before his retirement he built and owned several others.

After being active in the industry ever since he engaged in it, Mr. Babcock retired from the cheesemaking business about 35 years ago and since had been inactive.

Mr. Babcock was one of the oldest Masons in the state, having been a member of the order for nearly 70 years. He belonged to the Depauville lodge of Masons and for more than ten years served that body as its master.

For many years he was also a member of the Watertown Produce Exchange, which disbanded recently. He also belonged to the Depauville grange; Depauville Chapter, Order of Eastern Star; and the Free Baptist church of Depauville.

Mr. Babcock married Miss Mary Elizabeth Loan of the town of Alexandria, a daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Loan, on Feb. 28, 1862. The ceremony was performed at Theresa by Colonel Fisher, justice of the peace. For about a year after the marriage the couple resided with Mr. Babcock's parents.

Later they resided on the Babcock farm until about 50 years ago when they moved to Depauville. Mrs. Babcock died May 14, 1928.

Surviving are two children, Mrs. Libbie Devendorf of Depauville, with whom he resided, and Mrs. John L. McKinley, 408 South Massey street; a sister, Mrs. (unclear) Herrick of Alexandria Bay; three grandchildren, Mrs. Laurentine Ball, 514 Gotham street, city, Mrs. A. W. Jewett of Burrville and Clifford V. Mount, 408 South Massey street. A granddaughter, Eunice I Ball, city, also survives.

 

MANY ATTEND BABCOCK RITES (Apr. 12, 1931)
FREE BAPTIST CHURCH AT DEPAUVILLE THRONGED
SCORES OF FLORAL TRIBUTES
Rev. Albert A. Lawrence Delivered Impressive Eulogy---Rev. Mr. Perry Assists in Services

A large gathering of friends from various sections of northern New York, scores of floral tributes and a stirring eulogy by the officiating clergyman marked the final homage given the late John R. Babcock, 93, widely known retired cheesemaker of Depauville at the funeral held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Free Baptist church at Depauville.

The church was filled to overflowing with friends and relatives from Oswego, Watertown, Lowville, Limerick, Chaumont, Three Mile Bay, Clayton, Alexandria Bay, Chippewa Bay, Lafargeville, Redwood, Adams, Depauville and other places where the veteran cheese manufacturer was well known.

Many floral pieces among which were represented the Masonic Order, with which Mr. Babcock was for nearly 70 years affiliated, the Grange and the Depauville Home Day club, banked the casket.

Rev. Albert A. Lawrence, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church of Depauville, read the Scripture passages and delivered the brief, but impressive eulogy. Rev. Mr. Perry of Depauville assisted, giving the prayers. There was no singing. Mrs. Fred Sternberg of Depauville presided at the organ.

The remains of Mr. Babcock, who died Thursday in Mercy hospital, were interred in the family plot at Depauville. The Masons of Depauville conducted a service at the grave, Harold Easton, pastmaster of Depauville lodge, officiating. Charles Lowe gave a prayer for the lodge and Rev. Mr. Lawrence, the benediction.

The bearers, nephews of Mr. Babcock were: Rhodes H. Babcock of Chippewa Bay, James, Ray, and Pearl Babcock of Barnes Settlement, Albert King of Redwood and George Hartman of Alexandria Bay.

 

Fenton J. Williams, Jr., 20, Utica, Arrained in Police Court

YOUTH HELD FOR MANSLAUGHTER (July 25, 1931)
MRS. A. W. JEWETT, BURRVILLE, MEETS DEATH IN CAR ACCIDENT
FOUR OTHERS INJURED IN COLLISION ON WATERTOWN-BURRVILLE ROAD
THREE MACHINES INVOLVED
Utica Car First Sideswipes Car Driver By Orval Morrow, City,
   and Then Crashes Head-on Into Jewett Car---Two Automobiles Practically Demolished

Charged with second-degree manslaughter, William Joseph Fenton, Jr., 20, of Utica, driver of the heavy sedan which collided headon late Saturday night with a light coupe, driven by Abram W. Jewett, Burrville, resulting in the almost instant death of Mrs. Gladys I. Jewett, 36, was arraigned late this afternoon before Special City Judge Crandall F. Phillips. The accident occurred on the Watertown-Burrville state highway, two miles from this city. In the collision four other persons were injured.

(inserted here was a photo of "The Late Mrs. Abram W. Jewett.")

At the arraignment Fenton pleaded not guilty and asked for a hearing which was set down for Friday afternoon at 2. Bail was fixed at $5,000 and it is considered probably that it will be furnished. Attorneys Delos M. Cosgrove and Roger Wright appeared for the defendant. Assistant District Attorney Carl J. Hynes, who furnished the information for the warrant, appeared for the state.

Fenton's two companions, Rudolph J. Sliski, 18, of New YOrk Mills, and John Zink, 26, Whitesboro, are material witnesses in the case. Sliski and Fenton, who escaped serious injuries in the accident, have been held at the county jail since late Saturday night when they came to sheriff's office to make a report. Zink, who suffered cuts and bruises, is receiving treatment at the Mercy hospital. Jewett was rendered unconscious when the cars collided but revived later.

According to county authorities, the Jewetts were driving to their home after attending a picture show in this city. Fenton and his two companions were travelling toward Watertown, intending to spend the week-end at the Thousand Islands.

Between the Strobeck gas station and the Harold Cleveland farm, near the gravel pit, the road curves and then dips in a straight-away into a hollow. At this point the Fenton car sideswiped a car driven by Orval Morrow, 1214 Bronson street, headed toward Burrville. The Fenton car then swerved to the left or west side of the highway and crashed head on into the Jewett car which was following the Morrow car. Mr. Jewett had pulled his right wheels off the shoulder of the road to avoid an accident.

As the cars collided, Mrs. Jewett was thrown forward as was Mr. Jewett. Both cars were practically demolished. When other motorists opened the door of the Jewett car, Mrs. Jewett's body fell out. It was thought she was still alive, and she was put into another car and brought to the Mercy hospital with Mr. Jewett. It was found on the way that she was dead.

 

G. E. Daniels, 75, Prominent Clayton Resident, Expires (1937)
Retired Bank Director and Former Village Trustee Dies at His Home in Clayton

(Special to The Times.)

Clayton, April 28. -- George E. Daniels, 75, prominent citizen and retired director of the First National Exchange bank of this village, died at his home, 540 James street, at 8:55 (E.S.T.) Tuesday evening. He had been in failing health for three years. Death was attributed to infirmities of old age.

He was born in the town of Clayton, June 29, 1861, the son of the late Truman and Elizabeth Daniels. He spent the early part of his life on the Daniels homestead working as a farmer. He retired from that occupation in 1912.

Mr. Daniels married Miss Kate E. Lingenfelter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Lingenfelter, town of Clayton, on Jan. 23, 1884, in a double ceremony with Mrs. Minnie Wetterhahn of Depauville and the late Gustave Wetterhahn. The double wedding was performed on the Daniels farm.

In January, 1934, the Daniels couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary with a party which reunited the Daniels and Lingenfelter families. Mrs. Wetterhahn was a guest of honor at the reception.

There were over 200 guests present at the wedding anniversary. The Daniels couple received many cards, flowers and a purse of money.

Upon his retirement from farming, Mr. Daniels moved with his family to his present home in this village where he has since resided.

Mr. Daniels was prominent in fraternal, civic and social activities. He served as vice president and director of the First National bank of Clayton for seven years. When the bank merged with the First National Exchange bank about 1930 and continued under the name of the latter firm, Mr. Daniels continued to hold his directorship. Due to failing health he was forced to retire from active banking duties about a year ago.

For over 40 years, Mr. Daniels was a member of the Depauville grange and the Clayton grange. He served in the capacity of master, trustee and fire director for the local grange for several years.

Mr. Daniels was also identified with the Masonic order of Depauville and Clayton for about 45 years and for a time acted in an official capacity.

During the construction of the new roads in this village about 20 years ago, Mr. Daniels was named as a village trustee and remained in that office for a few years prior to retiring.

Mr. Daniels was a member of the Clayton Methodist Episcopal church of Depauville and of Clayton. He had served as trustee and treasurer for the local church since 1917 and still maintained that duty.

He was also superintendent and trustee of the Clayton Cemetery association, a position he held for several years. Mr. Daniels acted as counsellor and executor in business matters for several citizens of Clayton and vicinity.

Surviving besides his widow are a daughter, Miss Ethel Daniels, a teacher in the fourth grade at Clayton High school; a son, Emmitt Daniels, a farmer residing on the Daniels homestead just outside this village; a sister, Mrs. J. L. Baltz of Lafargeville; three brothers, Myron Daniels of Chaumont; Eugene M. Daniels of Watertown; William S. Daniels of Lafargeville and several nieces and nephews.

A prayer service will be held from the home at 1 Friday afternoon, E. S. T., and at 1:30 from the Methodist Episcopal church of Clayton. Rev. Royal B. Fishbeck, who is attending the Methodist Episcopal conference at Malone, will return here Friday to conduct the service. He will be assisted by Rev. B. A. Wilson, minister of the First Baptist church of Clayton. Burial will be made in Clayton cemetery.

 

The March 9, 1937 Watertown Daily Times contained an article about the suicide attempt by William Lingenfelter. March 9th was a Tuesday and the attempt happened on Monday, March 8th:

MAN, 26, TRIES TO END HIS LIFE (March 9, 1937)
'SICK OF LIVING.' HE TELLS SHERIFF
SHOOTS HIMSELF IN THE CHEST
William Lingenfelter, Resident Near Clayton In Critical Condition at Mercy Hospital---
    Father Says He Worried Over Financial Difficulties.

Shot through the left side of his chest in a suicide attempt at about 8:30 Monday evening in his small garage back of the family home near Clayton, according to county authorities, William Lingenfelter, 26, is in a critical condition in the Mercy hospital.

Sheriff Brayton E. Peck, who, with Deputy Sheriff Byron H. McDermott, investigated the shooting, said that the young man told him that he shot himself because "I'm sick of living."

Lingenfelter, who resides with his father, Lee Lingenfelter, 54, at Lingenfelter Hill, about three miles south of Clayton on the Clayton-Depauville state highway, used a single-barreled 12-gauge shotgun in his attempt to end his life, the sheriff said.

The shot just missed his heart, but punctured the left lung, then slanted to the left above the heart, badly tore part of the flesh and came out under the left arm.

The father said that his son worried over financial difficulties, although he did not appear to be melancholy, Sheriff Peck said. The wounded man operates the small garage known as "Bill's Garage" back of his home. County authorities believe that business reverses prompted him in his suicide attempt.

"How did you get shot?", he was asked by Sheriff Peck at the hospital.

"I shot myself." Lingenfelter was quoted by the sheriff as saying.

"Why did you do it?" the sheriff then asked him.

"I'm sick of living." was the curt reply.

"Why are you sick of living?" he was asked by Sheriff Peck.

"I don't want to live any longer," the wounded man replied, according to the sheriff.

Because of the young man's condition, the sheriff did not question him at length.

The garage in which the shooting took place is located about 50 feet back of the Lingenfelter house, between the home and a barn. Mrs. Nita Kilmore, housekeeper for the Lingenfelters, and the father of the wounded man told the sheriff and deputy that they did not hear any report of a gun. Both were in the house at the time.

Sheriff Peck said that when Mrs. Kilmore was questioned she said that William was accidentally wounded, while the father stated that he did not know what occurred.

"The story of the housekeeper," said Sheriff Peck, "was that it was an accident. She was very positive that it was an accident, but it was no accident. I asked the boy and he said "I did it myself." The father said he didn't know how it happened."

 

MAN, WHO SHOT HIMSELF, DIES
EXPIRES AT HOSPITAL OF WOUND IN CHEST
WILLIAM H. LINGENFELTER, 26
Resident of Clayton-Depauville Road Told Authorities He Was "Sick of Living."

William H. Lingenfelter, 26, died at 1:20 this afternoon in Mercy hospital of wounds suffered when he shot himself in the left side of the chest with a 12-guage single-barreled shotgun Monday night at about 8:30 in a suicide attempt in the small garage back of the Lingenfelter home near Clayton.

The young man, who lived with his father, Lee Lingenfelter, (incomplete)

 

W. H. LINGENFELTER RITES HELD (1937)

Funeral services for William H. Lingenfelter, 26, Clayton, whose death occurred Wednesday afternoon, March 10 at Mercy hospital, Watertown, were held last Friday afternoon from the home of his aunt, Mrs. Alma Dillenback, Clayton Center. Rev. B. A. Wilson, pastor of Clayton Baptist church officiated. The floral tributes were numerous and the funeral was one of the largest home funerals ever held in this vicinity.

The bearers were Gerald Fluckiger, Harold Schmitte, James Hart, Emmet Green, Clarence Poth and Ralph Metcalf.

The remains were placed in the vault awaiting burial later.

"Billie" Lingenfelter was a favorite about town where he was well known, attended high school and worked in garages about the village. A lad born with energy, ability, and a likable disposition that won folks, old and young alike, he was always willing to please and do for others, thereby making a host of friends who sincerely mourn his seemingly untimely death. Many hearts ache for poor Billy and extend the deepest sympathy in the (copy too blurry to read).

The gun the young man used is of a long-barreled model. The sheriff said that the man told him from -- revenue officer at Clayton.

The shooting happened a few minutes after Lingenfelter left the house and went to the garage. Sheriff Peck said that Lingenfelter evidently placed the butt end of the gun on the cement floor of the garage, crooked his left arm about the muzzle, pointed the end of the barrel directly at his chest toward the heart about five or six inches away, then stooped over and fired the gun by pushing the trigger with a hack-saw.

The man was found wounded by Mrs. Kilmore when she went to the back part of the house. She went to the door of the garage and found Lingenfelter in a kneeling position on the floor.

She immediately informed the young man's father and they carried him into the house. Dr. J. T. Fowkes, jr., of Clayton was called and the physician brought the man to the hospital, accompanied by Lee Lingenfelter and Mrs. Kilmore.

Mrs. Kilmore said, according to the sheriff, that William had the gun in the afternoon and that he had remarked he was going out into the woods to shoot crows. She also stated, the sheriff said, that she believed he accidentally shot himself hanging the gun back up on the post.

Dr. H. G. Farmer is attending the wounded man at the hospital. X-ray pictures were to be taken today to ascertain the extent of the injuries. It is feared that pneumonia or infection might develop in his condition.

Lingenfelter is unmarried. His parents are separated and his mother lives with his sister, Mrs. Marion Strobel, a trained nurse, in Buffalo.

 

FATHER TESTIFIES IN DEATH INQUIRY (March 11, 1937)
In Fatal Shooting Of William H. Lingenfelter
UNABLE TO GIVE ANY REASON
Lee A. Lingenfelter, 54, Said His Son Kept Saying, "I Want to Die" --
Housekeeper Claims Young Man Had Been Drinking

An inquest into the death of William H. Lingenfelter, 28, who died in Mercy hospital Wednesday afternoon of gun shot wounds received when he shot himself in his small garage back of the Lingenfelter home on the Clayton-Depauville highway, near Clayton, Monday night, was started by District Attorney Carl J. Hynes in his office in the Otis building late Wednesday afternoon.

The district attorney said that there is no question that it was a case of suicide, but reserved his decision in the case until he receives the autopsy report from Dr. H. G. Farmer, the attending physician, and questions Sheriff Brayton E. Peck, who had questioned Lingenfelter at the hospital.

Lee A. Lingenfelter, 54, father of William, said he could give no cause for the shooting and that there had been no serious argument between him and the son. All the conversation, he could get from his son, he said was the repeated statement that "I want to die." He said that he knew of no previous suicide threats by his son, and that the son had been drinking for five or six days.

The father and son lived together at Lingenfelter Hill with Mrs. Nita Kilmore, 34, their housekeeper, who was also questioned at the inquest.

Testimony was that William had been drinking Monday night. Accompanied by Mrs. Kilmore, he went to the gas station of John Hastings, nearby, to get some cigarets (sic), while the father remained at home to milk the cows.

Mrs. Kilmore testified that William had two bottles of beer at the gas station and that he had had some in the afternoon. She described the young man as having been "over-sensitive" and "tender-hearted."

The housekeeper also said that about two months ago she spoke to William about stopping drinking and saving his money and that he made some remark about "not causing any trouble for anyone." Later, she said, she took a .22 calibre rifle out of the garage and brought it into the house. The 12-guage single-barreled shotgun he used to end his life was left in the garage. She said that William afterward regretted making the statement about not causing any trouble for anyone.

Other witnesses questioned were Mrs. John Hastings, Merritt and Warner Littlefield, Clayton, who were in the gas station after William and Mrs. Kilmore went there, and Deputy Sheriff Byron H. McDermont, who investigated the shooting with the sheriff.

Mrs. Kilmore also testified that William had no money in the bank and carried no insurance. She said that William was unmarried, that his parents have been separated for about 20 years and that William's mother lives in Buffalo with his sister, Mrs. Marion Strobel, a trained nurse.

William H. Lingenfelter was born May 4, 1908, in the town of Clayton, a son of Lee A. and Mabel Dodge Lingenfelter. He was educated at Clayton and had always resided in the town of his birth. He was a general repair man and owned and operated the small automobile repair shop known as "Bill's Garage," in which he shot himself.

His parents and sister are the only near survivors.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 at the home of a relative. Mrs. Alma Dillenbeck, at Clayton Center. The place of burial was undecided today. The body will probably be placed in a vault to await burial in the spring.

 

F. P. GEORGE RITES HELD

Plessis, Sept. 24. -- Funeral services for Fred P. George, 61, held at his home near here. Sept. 16, were largely attended. The house and lawn were filled.

Friends were present from Dexter, Syracuse, Verona, Watertown, Lowville, Copenhagen, Harrisville, Evans Mills, Theresa, Redwood, Clayton and Alexandria Bay.

A large delegation from the Masonic lodge at Alexandria Bay was present and conducted the service at the grave. James Campbell and William Bassette of the division of state highways, Watertown, and a large delegation of other highway men were also present.

Rev. N. A. Darling, Antwerp Methodist Episcopal church, a former pastor at Plessis, spoke from John 14.1, "Let not your heart be troubled." Rev. Allen Moore of Plessis Methodist Episcopal church assisted in the service.

 

Funeral Is Held.

Depauville, Jan. 8. -- The funeral of the late George P. Schafer, sr., which was held from his home Monday at 2 p.m. was largely attended. The following acted as bearers: William Huchzermeier, Samuel Mathews (sic), Horace Jones, Edwin Dorr, Albert Haas and Morris Haller. Rev. Fred Vort officiated assisted by Rev. Earl Luscomb. Burial was in Depauville cemetery.

 

WIFE OF HOLLIS EASTON, 76, DIES (1937)
Expires at Depauville Following Week's Illness
FORMER WATERTOWN RESIDENT
Coronary Thrombosis Is Fatal to Woman, Native of Gananoque--Came to Watertown to Live
40 Years Ago--Depauville Resident Past Five Years--Funeral Sunday.

(Special to The Times.)

Depauville, April 16.--Mrs. Margaret E. Easton, 76, former Watertown resident, died of coronary thrombosis about 3 this morning at her home following an illness of the past week.

She was born in Gananoque, Ont., June 8, 1861, the daughter of the late Patrick and Margaret Ryan. She came to this country about 40 years ago and first settled in Watertown where she resided for ten years before moving to Brownville and then to this village where she has resided for the past five years.

She was married to Hollis Easton, former Watertown resident, Feb. 25, 1882, in a ceremony performed in Watertown. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church of Depauville.

Surviving besides her husband are a daughter, Mrs. Lois M. Osborne, Watertown; a son, Earl Easton, Depauville; a brother, William J. Ryan, Brooklyn; three grandchildren, Reginald Easton, Carthage; Mrs. Vergiline Cavanaugh, Watertown; and Mrs. Arthur Walrath, Watertown; one great granddaughter, Sally Cavanaugh, Watertown.

Funeral services will be held from the home Sunday afternoon at 2:30. Rev. Albert Walker, pastor of the Depauville Methodist Episcopal church, will officiate. Burial will be made in the family plot at Depauville.

Friends may call at the home Saturday afternoon.

 

WIFE OF MILTON LANCE, 73, DIES (1936)

(Special to The Times)

Three Mile Bay, April 19.--Mrs. Elizabeth Sponable Lance, 73, wife of Milton Lance, died at her home here Sunday night at 9 p.m.

Mrs. Lance had been an invalid for the past four years since she suffered a stroke in 1932, and had been confined to a wheel chair. Death was caused by complications following an attack of grip a week ago.

She was born at Three Mile Bay on Sept. 22, 1863, the daughter of the late Alonzo and Sarah Crouse Sponable. On June 13, 1883, she was married to Mr. Lance, a farmer of this section. The ceremony was performed at Three Mile Bay by Rev. Mr. Shurtz. The couple lived on their farm jut outside this village since then.

Mrs. Lance was a member of the Three Mile Bay Grange for many years.

Surviving besides her husband are one son, John Lance, and one daughter, Miss Nellie Lance, both of this village; two sisters, Mrs. Siegel Becker and Mrs. Ross Warner, both of Three Mile Bay; two grandchildren, Kenneth and Donald; and several nieces and nephews. A son, A. Ward Lance, died in Schenectady in 1907, aged 22.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the home, with Rev. Clarence Stearns, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, officiating. Burial will be made at Three Mile Bay.

Funeral services will be held from the home Thursday afternoon at 2:30 and from the Methodist Episcopal church at Depauville at 2:30. Rev. William Herzog, pastor of the Three Mile Bay Baptist church, assisted by Rev. Albert Walker, pastor of the Depauville Methodist Episcopal church, will officiate. The body will be placed in the vault at Depauville to await burial in the spring.

 

WIFE OF FRED J. HAMILTON DIES (1937)

Adams Center, March 11.-- Mrs. Elizabeth Schwartz Hamilton, 63, wife of Fred J. Hamilton, died at her home in Adams Center, R. D., Wednesday afternoon at 2:30.

Mrs. Hamilton was born in Germany, Feb. 18, 1874, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Schwartz. She was married to Fred J. Hamilton at Lafargeville, on July 4, 1896.

Following the marriage Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton resided at Stone Mills until March, 1934, when they moved to the town of Hounsfield. They later moved to Adams Center in December, 1935, and after residing in this village for one year they moved to the present home on the Adams Center rural route, Nov. 1, 1936.

Mrs. Hamilton was a member of the German Lutheran church at Redwood.

Surviving besides the husband are two sons, Homer P. Hamilton, at home, and Floyd S. Hamilton of Star Route, Fulton; also two grandchildren. Also surviving are one half brother and three half-sisters in Germany.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at the home at 1 p.m., with Rev. Fred Vogt, pastor of the German Lutheran church of Watertown, officiating. Burial will be in the Adams Center cemetery.

 

CHAS. A. HALLER, AGED 75, DIES (1936)

Lafargeville, Oct. 22. -- Charles A. Haller, 75, retired farmer of Lafargeville, died at the House of the Good Samaritan in Watertown Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. after a short illness. He had been a patient in the hospital since Oct. 3.

He was the son of John and Maria Graver Haller and was born June 5, 1861, in the town of Clayton on the farm occupied by his father and grandfather and now owned by his son, whose children are the fifth generation of Hallers residing there. He lived on the farm until March, 1916, when he moved to the village of Lafargeville.

On Dec. 16, 1885, he married Amelia Kissel of Depauville, who survives. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary last December.

He also leaves two children, Norris B. Haller and Mrs. Nicholas H. Brown of Lafargeville, nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Before leaving the farm he was assessor in the town of Clayton and he has been assessor in Orleans for seven years, his term not expiring until 1937. He was a Republican.

The funeral will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. from the home and at 2 from the Methodist Episcopal church of Lafargeville, Rev. C. V. Sparling and Rev. William Eddy officiating. Interment will be in Depauville.

 

RETIRED FARMER, AGED 80, EXPIRES (1936)
CEREBRAL HEMORRHAGE IS FATAL TO MAN
J. W. LINGENFELTER IS DEAD
Depauville Man Was State Highway Patrolman After Retiring From Farming -- Funeral

(Special To The Times)

Depauville, Oct. 12 -- John W. Lingenfelter, 80, retired farmer, died at his home Saturday evening following an illness of 18 days. Death was caused by a cerebral hemorrhage.

He was born Feb. 12, 1856, in the town of Clayton, the son of Conrad and Elizabeth Padget Lingenfelter. He spent most of his life in the town of Clayton, although he had lived in the village of Depauville the past 29 years. He married Miss Lizzie Casselman of Three Mile Bay on Jan. 15, 1879, in the Methodist church at Three Mile Bay.

Mr. Lingenfelter was a farmer for a number of years. Upon his retirement from farming he became a state highway patrolman, a position he held until four years ago. He was also an active member of the Depauville grange No. 59.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lizzie C. Lingenfelter; one son, Arthur L. Lingenfelter of Depauville; one daughter, Mrs. Melva A. Dintelman of Depauville; two grandchildren, M. Ferne Lingenfelter and Carl G. Dintelman, both of Depauville; one brother, Myron Lingenfelter, Watertown, and one sister, Mrs. Myron Daniels of Chaumont.

Funeral services will be held from the home Wednesday afternoon at . (sic) Rev. Mr. Walker, pastor of the Methodist church at Depauville, will officiate. Burial will be made in the family plot at Three Mile Bay.

 

STROKE IS FATAL TO MAN, AGED 66 (1936)

(Special to The Times)

Depauville, Dec. 11. -- Augustus E. Schnauber, 66, died suddenly this morning at 10:45 at his home in this village following a stroke.

Mr. Schnauber appeared in his usual health when he arose this morning but shortly afterward suffered a stroke and died. With him when he was stricken ill was a sister, Mrs. Charles Lowe of this village.

Mr. Schnauber was born in the town of Clayton, Nov. 16, 1870, a son of Augustus and Elizabeth Swind Schnauber. On Oct. 4, 1893, he married Miss Maggie Putnam, at her home in the town of Clayton, Rev. T. A. Storie performing the ceremony. His wife died Jan. 12, 1934*.

He was a member of the Depauville Methodist Episcopal church, Depauville grange and the Depauville Masonic lodge. His entire life had been spent in this vicinity. He followed the occupation of farming until 20 years ago, when he retired and came to this village where he resided at his present home until the time of his death.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Charles Lowe of this village and Mrs. J. M. Linnell of Clayton and several nieces andnephews.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. from the home, Rev. Albert Walker, pastor of the Depauville Methodist Episcopal church, officiating. Interment will be made in the Depauville cemetery.

Typist's Note: Maggie Schnauber died January 12, 1935, not 1934.

 

TEACHER IS BRIDE IN HOME WEDDING (June 17, 1936 ?)
MISS MAUDE DILLINGHAM OF THERESA IS MARRIED
R. G. MATTHEWS, BRIDEGROOM
Ceremony Takes Place at Home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Steacy

Theresa, June 17. -- In a ceremony at 11 this morning at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Steacy, Miss Maude Dillingham, the daughter of Mrs. May Dillingham and the late George Dillingham, and Robert G. Matthews, son of S. J. Matthews and the late Emma Daab Matthews of Depauville, were joined in marriage by Rev. Clarence Stearns of West Stockholm.

The bridal party marched into the parlor to the strains of Lohengrin's wedding march played by Miss Grace Daab, cousin of the bridegroom. Miss Daab also sand a solo, "I Love You Truly."

The bride was given in marriage by her brother, Chelsea Dillingham of Syracuse. The couple was attended by Miss Wilma Hoover, commercial teacher in the Morristown High school, and Edwin Matthews, brother of the bridegroom of Depauville.

The bride wore a white net lace gown and matching accessories and carried a bouquet of pink roses and baby's breath. The bridesmaid was attired in pink lace with matching accessories and carried a bouquet of sweet peas.

Mrs. Matthews is a graduate of the Theresa High school and the Ogdensburg training class. She also attended Oswego State Normal school, finishing in 1933. During her normal school course she became a member of "Nu Sigma Chi" sorority. She has taught for seven years in the rural schools in the vicinity of Theresa, and is president of the Theresa Rural Teacher's organization. She has been engaged to teach at the Douglas Crossing school next year.

Mr. Matthews spent his early life at Depauville with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Daab. He attended Alexandria Bay High school, being graduated in 1932. He completed a business course at Delbert's Private school, Philadelphia, in June, 1934. He has a position in the office of W. S. Hubbard, distributor for the Gulf Oil corporation, where he has been employed for a year.

Following the ceremony, Miss Grace Daab played Mendelssohn's "Wedding March." The wedding party and guests were given a luncheon and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Steacy and Mrs. May Dillingham were host and hostesses. A tenor solo, "In the Garden," was sung by Frank Haskin.

Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Dillingham of Syracuse; Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Matthews and children, Paul, Jennie, Lois and Spencer, and Edwin Matthews of Depauville; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Daab of Lafargeville; Rev. and Mrs. Clarence Steaarns of West Stockholm; the Misses Marian and Gladys Wyman of Rodman; Mrs. Anna Daab Smith of Hartford, Conn.; Mr. and Mrs. Fernando Roca of Rensselaer Falls; Miss Rachel Merritt of Canton; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Daab and daughter, Grace, Miss Wilma Hoover and Frank Haskin of Theresa and the bridal couple, host and hostesses.

Mr. and Mrs. Matthews left shortly after the luncheon for a trip to Niagara Falls, Mammoth Cave, Ken., and through West Virginia, stopping some time in the city of Washington, returning by New York City and points along the Hudson. After July 1 the couple will be at home to their friends in Philadelphia.

 

MISS HILDA D. LEE IS BRIDE (1937 ?)
CEREMONY AT BROWNVILLE CHURCH RECTORY
WED TO RAYMOND L. HAGEN, JR.
Bride Is Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Lee of Clayton and Is Telephone Operator in That Village.

Clayton, June 15. -- Miss Hilda Della Lee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Lee of Clayton, and Raymond Lewis Hagan, jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Hagan of Brownville, were married at the rectory of the Catholic church, Brownville, Wednesday evening by Rev. J. J. McGowan. The couple was attended by Mrs. Leo Aldrich and Thomas Hagan, aunt and uncle of the bridegroom.

The bride is a graduate of Clayton High school with the class of 1936. She is a member of the Depauville Methodist Episcopal church, Queen Esthers Standard Bearers and the Epworth League. For the past year she has been employed by the New York Telephone company in this village as operator.

Mr. Hagan was graduated from the Brownville-Glen Park High school in 1935. He is employed by the J. J. Newberry company in the Watertown store.

After a short wedding trip they will make their home at 516 Webb street.

Miss Ruth Lee, sister of Mrs. Hagan, gave a variety shower Saturday evening at her home at Reynolds Corners. The evening was spent in the performing of a mock wedding and various games and jokes. Miss Lee's guests were: Miss Fannie Clough, Mrs. Hugh Favret, Mrs. Robert Guyette, Miss Katherine Wood, Mrs. Howard Easton, Mrs. Edwin Dwyer, Miss Mae Gardner, Miss Alice Longmate, Miss Carol Bates, Miss Hilda Cleaver, Miss Lucy Bates, Miss Pauline Johndrow, Mrs. Howard Lee and Mrs. Hagan.

Typist's Note: The spelling of the groom's name was inconsistently stated throughout the article.

 

DEPAUVILLE GIRL WEDS M. A. DODGE
CEREMONY PERFORMED BY BRIDE'S UNCLE IN CHURCH
SARAH J. NORTON IS BRIDE
Married to Merlin A. Dodge of Buffalo--Reception Held After Service--Couple Will Live in Buffalo.

Depauville, June 7 -- Miss Sarah J. Norton of Depauville became the bride of Merlin A. Dodge of Buffalo at the Depauville Methodist Episcopal church at noon Saturday. Rev. William K. Bradshaw of Carthage, uncle of the bride, performed the ceremony.

Miss Frances C. Norton, sister of the bride, was maid-of-honor and Werner E. Dodge, brother of the bridegroom, acted as best man. D. Wilson Norton, father of the bride, gave his daughter in marriage. The ushers were Ralph Ames of Buffalo, Leland Dodge of Cape Vincent, Don W. Martin, jr., and Glenn Spencer of Depauville. Mrs. Marian Schatz played the piano and Mrs. Mary C. Westcott, cousin of the bride, sand, "O Promise Me" and "I Love You Truly," during the service.

The bride wore a white embroidered net dress over white satin. Her veil was of tulle surmounted by a coronet caught at each side by a white flower. She carried a bouquet of white roses. The maid-of-honor wore a pink chiffon dress and carried a bouquet of talisman roses. The bride's mother and the bridegroom's mother wore corsages of sweet peas. The pianist and the soloist wore corsages of sweet peas.

The altar of the church was banked with ferns and wild flowers for the occasion.

After a brief reception in the hall of the church, the bride and bridegroom were given a reception in the Masonic hall at Depauville. About 50 relatives attended. The luncheon was served by members of the Golden Key class with Mrs. Elizabeth Stoner as chairman.

The relatives and friends who attended were Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Dodge, Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Dodge, Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Norton, Rev. and Mrs. W. K. Bradshaw, Rev. and Mrs. A. W. Walker, Rev. and Mrs. W. B. Barnes, Mr. and Mrs. V. R. Campbell, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Westcott, Mr. and Mrs. R. Ames, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Dodge, Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Dodge, Don Norton, Miss Frances Norton, Miss Margaret Campbell, Miss Nellie Kozial, Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Campbell, Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Schatz, Mr. and Mrs. Cleon Hilliard, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley D. Corp, Mr. and Mrs. George Gray, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Harris, Mrs. Blanche Howe, Miss Ruth Howe, Mr. and Mrs. Charles King, Miss Sheila MacFarlane, Mr. and Mrs. Olin W. Clark, Miss Jessie Clark, Miss Doris Clark, Miss Marybelle Clark, Mrs. J. A. Russell.

Following the reception the newly married couple left on a short wedding trip. They will make their home in Buffalo where Mr. Dodge is employed.

The bride is a graduate of the Clayton High school. For two years she was employed as housekeeper for Fred T. Mott, 532 South Hamilton street, Watertown, leaving the position about two weeks ago.

 

VINCENTS ARE 50 YEARS WED (1934)
GOLDEN WEDDING TO BE OBSERVED MONDAY
>Dr. W. A. Vincent Practicing Physician in Village For 52 Years-- Both He and His Wife Are in Good Health

Three Mile Bay, April 28. -- Dr. and Mrs. W. A. Vincent of Three Mile Bay will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary, Monday, April 30. Both are in good health. The doctor still continues to practice, only instead of using horses as of 50 yeas ago, a modern automobile carries him swiftly over the macadamized roads that show very little relation to the ones over which the horses trotted when he first cared for the sick in the community. Mrs. Vincent teaches a large women's class at the Baptist church, having had this class for over 40 years.

At the time Dr. and Mrs. Vincent met she was the teacher of a class of young men, among whom were Dr. W. C. Borden of Washington, D.C., Dr. John Bovee, late of Washington, D.C., Dr. Charles Walrad, dentist of Johnstown; William McPherson, retired farmer; Justice J. J. Barron and others including Dr. Vincent.

Dr. W. A. Vincent is a native of Jefferson county, having been born in Clayton, eldest son of Leonard and Mary Johnson Vincent, who were among the early settlers of that vicinity. In his youth while preparing for his medical career he was employed as a clerk in the C. A. Ellis drug store at Clayton. Dr. Vincent attended Ives Seminary at Antwerp and Belleville academy. At that time his splendid penmanship attracted attention and he was asked to instruct in that now neglected art.

At the age of 25 he was graduated from the Baltimore Medical college and is now one of the oldest alumni in the state. Dr. Vincent usually attends the alumni meetings of his alma mater where the number of his contemporaries is small. His vacations while at college were spent in the office of Dr. James G. Spencer, the same office in which his younger son, Dr. L. M. Vincent, now practices medicine. Associated with Dr. Vincent at that time was Dr. C. N. Bibbins, senior member of the firm of Bibbins, Montgomery, and Vincent.

After Dr. Vincent secured his medical degree he journeyed here to Three Mile Bay to visit an uncle, G. W. Rickett. His uncle persuaded the young man that he could do no better than locate in Three Mile Bay, then a thriving small village. There for the past 52 years he has maintained his residence and identified himself with many of the village interests.

After two years he met and married Bessie Lansing, only daughter of Henry and Maria Guile Lansing. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. R. E. King in the same house where the couple now reside. Besides the family, Mrs. John Lansing Schuyler and Mrs. Furman Lott were present. They are still living, neighbors of Dr. and Mrs. Vincent. The minister's wife, Mrs. King, was also present. She now resides in Ilion.

His bride of 50 years ago was born on the farm, now known at the Long Carrying place which was a tract of land conveyed to her grandfather, Daniel Guile by Vincent LeRay de Chaumont or agent. Miss Lansing attended Watertown High school from which institution she was graduated in 1874. This was one of the first classes to be graduated from the high school which then stood on State street. The principal at that time was Hannibal Smith, father of Justice E. N. Smith.

When Mrs. Vincent was 20 years old the Lansing family moved to the village of Three Mile Bay and purchased the home of Jacob Putnam which is the present home of Dr. and Mrs. Vincent.

Two sons were born, the elder, Harry Lansing Vincent, now resides in Syracuse and the younger, Dr. L. M. Vincent, is a practicing physician in Watertown. Dr. and Mrs. Vincent have seven grandchildren.

 

FOUR ARE ASKING $61,000 DAMAGES
FOR PERSONAL INJURIES AND DEMOLISHED CAR IN DEPAUVILLE ACCIDENT
Machine Skidded on Tar in Road and Crashed Into an Army Truck
Action Against County and Town of Clayton

Claims aggregating $61,000 are demanded from Jefferson county and the town of Clayton by Drew W. McIntosh, his wife, Edith B. McIntosh, and two minor daughters, Janet C., and Eliabeth J. McIntosh, Syracuse, for personal injuries and a demolished car as the result of alleged dangerous highway conditions in Depauville last June 29.

Notice of the claims were served on Russell Wright, chairman of the board of supervisors, J. Marshall Linnell, supervisor of the town of Clayton, John H. O'Brien, county attorney, Ray M. Reeves, clerk of the board of supervisors, Fred H. Moore, county clerk, and Frank H. Cantwell, Clayton town clerk, through Attorney Norman F. Ward, city, today.

Failure of the county and town to settle the claims will mean supreme court trials to attempt to secure judgments.

Miss Janet C. McIntosh, suffered injuries which have left her with paralysis of one side of her face and mouth. They are claimed to be permanent and she asks $25,000. Her mother, Mrs. Edith B. McIntosh, sustained bone fracture and other injuries for which she asks $15,000. Drew W. McIntosh, owner of the car, which was wrecked, asks $20,000 for the car damage, for loss of service of his wife and for medical and hospital bills of his wife and daughter. Elizabeth J. McIntosh who suffered head and facial cuts and a wrenched shoulder, seeks $1,000.

Plaintiffs alleged that Mrs. McIntosh and her two daughters were in the McIntosh car proceeding along the Watertown-Clayton concrete highway in the direction of Clayton at the time of the accident.

In the village of Depauville the Depauville-Lafargeville county highway joins the Watertown-Clayton state road. The former is higher than the point of intersection and slants down to it. The Depauville-Lafargeville road which lies on the townships of Clayton and Orleans had been tarred or oiled on the Clayton end.

Plaintiffs allege that the tar or oil had been put on in such profuse quantities that it ran down onto the Watertown-Clayton state road and then trickled down it on the hill. It is claimed that no sand or crushed stone blotter was used on it and that the hill was so slippery that it was dangerous to traffic to the point of negligence.

Furthermore, it is charged that the county and town had full notice of the situation and were responsible for the condition.

Attempting to drive down the Depauville hill the McIntosh car skidded across the road and crashed into a truck driven by an United States army private from Madison Barracks. The McIntosh car was demolished and the occupants so seriously injured that they were confined in the House of the Good Samaritan for some time.

Miss Janet C. McIntosh suffered a cut on the left side of her face which extended into the hair, then down the side of her cheek past the corner of her mouth to the point of her chin, severing nerves and causing paralysis of that side of her face. It is claimed the injury is permanent. She also suffered a laceration of the right leg, abrasions of the left and severe nervous shock.

Mrs. McIntosh had a bad fracture of the left humerus, abrasions of her arms and laceration of the right patella. Elizabeth J. McIntosh had a cut head and face and wrenched right shoulder.

 

TWO DEPAUVILLE BOYS ARE SOUGHT

John Sprague, 15, and Hubert Buskirk, 14, both of Depauville are missing from their homes in that village, according to a report made to Sheriff Leroy S. Harrington Sunday evening. The boys left at about noon. Their parents found notes in which they stated they were going away.

Their parents told Sheriff Leroy S. Harrington they did not know any reason why the boys wanted to leave home. A message was sent over the state police teletype system at about 11:30 Sunday evening asking all municipal and state police to be on the lookout for the boys.

The sheriff's office gave out the following description of the two boys:

John Sprague, aged 15 years, five feet two inches tall, weight 100 pounds, light complexioned, has freckles and red curly hair. When last seen he was not wearing a hat and had on a leather jacket and blue corduroy trousers.

The Buskirk boy is 14 years of age. He is five feet three inches tall, weigh 115 pounds, has blue eyes and brown hair. He was wearing long trousers and had on a lightweight sweater.

 

MARRIED

WAITE-CLARKE -- At Copenhagen, Nov. 5, 1934, at the Grace Episcopal church, by Rev. F. C. Rancier, John T. Waite, of Glen Park, and Miss Jane Quait Clarke of Copenhagen and St. Petersburg, Fla.

 

DEPAUVILLE NOTES

Depauville, Jan. 14. -- Many friends of the late Harold E. Lewis attended his funeral held in Chaumont Sunday. His sister, Mrs. Aaron Gross, was unable to attend his funeral, being ill with mumps. --The condition of Buford Stoner is critical. --Mrs. Frank Herkimer is confined to her home by sickness. --Mr. and Mrs. Percy Jones and family have moved to Cape Vincent where they will run a gas station. Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Dwyer have moved into the rooms vacated by them and will run the Shell gas station. Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Comant (sic) will move into the house vacated by Mr. and Mrs. Dwyer and Mr. and Mrs. Pat Ludlow will move into the house vacated by Mr. and Mrs. Conant. --Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Johnston and daughter, Patricia, Watertown, were week-end guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Stadler.

 

The following obit was duplicated.

SLEEPING SICKNESS FATAL TO WOMAN (1937)
Abscess Brought On By Brain Ailment
MRS. H. J. VanAlstyne, 33
Town of Lyme Resident Dies in House of the Good Samaritan--Rites To Be Thursday

(Special to The Times)

Chaumont, March 9.--Mrs. Emma Dayon Van Alstyne, 33, wife of Harold J. VanAlstyne, town of Lyme, died at 7:45 Monday night at the House of the Good Samaritan following a three day illness with an acute sleeping sickness.

Mrs. Van Alstyne had been in failing health for several weeks. However, three days ago she was stricken with the unusual illness which caused her to intermittedly lapse into a coma.

She was admitted to the hospital on Sunday and her condition was described as serious. Dr. V. T. Rear, Chaumont, her attending physician, diagnosed the ailment as the result of a brain tumor.

Mrs. Van Alstyne was born in Chaumont, Jan. 29, 1904, a daughter of Ezra and Grace Silver Thompson. She spent most of her life in that vicinity. She was married to Mr. Van Alstyne on March 15, 1921, in a ceremony performed in the Methodist Episcopal church by Rev. William Eddy, pastor.

She was a member of the Three Mile Bay Baptist church.

Among the survivors besides her husband and parents are two sons, Robert and George Van Alstyne, Chaumont; five sisters, Mrs. Nina Dodge, Chaumont; Mrs. Nettie Brown, Syracuse; Mrs. Matilda Love, Three Mile Bay; Mrs. Mae Dailey, Hollywood, Fla., and Mrs. Dorothy Warner, Chaumont; her grandmother, Mrs. Anna Silver, Chaumont.

Funeral services will be held from the home Thursday afternoon at 1:30 and from the Methodist Episcopal church at Depauville at 2:30. Rev. William Herzog, pastor of the Three Mile Bay Baptist church, assisted by REv. Albert Walker, pastor of the Depauville Methodist Episcopal church, will officiate. The body will be placed in the vault at Depauville to await burial in the spring.

 

THOS. A. DANO DIES, AGED 36 (1934)

(Special to The Times.)

Lafargeville, Dec. 14.--Thomas Alwin (sic) Dano, 36, died this morning at 11:20 at the home of his parents, Frank and Jeannie Lindsay Dano, Lafargeville, Route 3, near Orleans Four Corners, after a lingering illness of many years' duration. For the last two weeks he had been confined to his bed, suffering from pneumonia. He was a victim of infantile paralysis when a year and eight months old and his right side was paralyzed.

He was born in Canada in April, 1898. When he was about six years old he came with his parents to this country and the family lived on Grindstone Island. Later he resided in Depauville, Clayton and vicinity. For about five years he had resided in the vicinity of Lafargeville.

Surviving are his parents; three brothers, Elmer Dano of Grindstone Island, Clark Dano of Clayton and Kenneth Dano of Lafargeville, and two sisters, Mrs. Robert Slate of Fine View and Mrs. Nelson Landon of Clayton.

Funeral services will be held at the family home Sunday morning at 11. Burial will be made in the family plot on Grindstone Island.

 

Page 163 of Pauline Flick's Scrapbook shows the photos of the Town of Clayton political candidates for the Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1931 election and what appears to be the 1935 Town Supervisor race. Photos: W. Fred Sternberg running for Supervisor in 1931 - also Everett Vincent for that year. In 1935 the Supervisor's race evidenced the running of Edward G. Dintelman, a Mr. Linnell, and Frank J. Walton (1934).

 

FUNERAL FOR LEWIS CROUSE, 71, ON SUNDAY (1930)

Chaumont, Aug. 23.--Funeral services for Lewis Crouse, 71, who died during the fire here Thursday, will be held from the Methodist Episcopal church Sunday at 2 p.m., Rev. Emily Harland officiating. The services will be in charge of the Masonic lodge of which Mr. Crouse was a member. Interment will be made in Three Mile Bay cemetery.

Mr. Crouse was born at Three Mile Bay June 21, 1859, a son of George and Mary Anna King Crouse.

He was married to Georgianna Beckwith Jan. 25, 1888, and for about two years he kept the hotel at Three Mile Bay. He then came to Chaumont and ran the Peck House, now the Crescent hotel, for a few years and from there he went to the National hotel. He was located there about four years. About 1890 Mr. Crouse built the three-story block on Main street using the upper part as a residence and the first floor as a restaurant and cigar store.

Besides his wife he is survived by one brother, Phillip Crouse, of Three Mile Bay, and also by several nieces and nephews.

 

MRS. GEORGIANNA B. CROUSE, AGED 66, ELLISBURG, DIES (1930)

(Special to The Times.)

Ellisburg, Oct. 4.--Mrs. Georgiana Beckwith Crouse, 66, died at 10:45 Monday evening at the residence of her sister, Mrs. W. A. Gurnsey, at Ellisburg, after an illness of eight weeks, during which period she had been confined to her bed. Death was attributed to anemia.

Mrs. Crouse was the widow of Lewis Crouse, prominent business man of Chaumont, who died during the fire which swept Chaumont Aug. 21,1930. Mr. Crouse had gone to his garage to remove his car and was overcome by smoke, dying from suffocation as he was being carried to a physician's office.

Since the death of her husband, Mrs. Crouse had lived with her sister at Ellisburg.

She was born at Limerick, Jan. 2, 1866, the daughter of John and Martha Packard Beckwith. She spent most of her life at Chaumont. She had also resided at Three Mile Bay. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church at Chaumont and the Order of the Eastern Star of Chaumont.

Mrs. Crouse was married to Lewis Crouse, a native of Three Mile Bay, Jan. 25, 1888. Surviving her, besides her sister, are several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1 Thursday afternoon at the Methodist Episcopal church at Ellisburg. Rev. Roger F. Williams, pastor of that church, will officiate. Burial will be made at Three Mile Bay.

 

Typist's Note: Toward the end of Pauline's Scrapbook, one finds several items of national interest. On Page 173 there appeared a rendering of the "Wanted" poster sent out to local police:

LINDBERG KIDNAP POSTER

RECEIVED BY LOCAL POLICE

 

WANTED

INFORMATION AS TO THE

WHEREABOUTS OF

(The placement of two photos of the child, one a close-up.)

CHAS. A. LINDBERGH, JR.
OF HOPEWELL, N. J.

SON OF COL. CHAS. A. LINDBERGH
WORLD-FAMOUS Aviator

This child was kidnaped from his home
in Hopewell, N. J., between 8 and 10 p.m.
on Tuesday, March 1, 1932

 

DESCRIPTION:

Age, 20 months Hair, blond, curly
Weight, 27 to 30 lbs. Eyes, dark blue
Height, 29 inches Complexion, light

Deep dimple in center of chin
Dressed in one-piece coverall night suit

 

 

ADDRESS ALL COMMUNICATIONS TO
COL. H. N. SCHWARTZKOPF, TRENTON, N. J. or
COL. CHAS. A. LINDBERGH, HOPEWELL, N. J.

 

ALL COMMUNICATIONS WILL BE TREATED IN CONFIDENCE
March 11, 1932 COL. H. NORMAN SCHWARTZKOPF
Supt. New Jersey Staff Police, Trenton, N. J.

 

The body of Charles A. Lindbergh, jr., was found 72 days after he was stolen from his crib in the Lindbergh home near Hopewell, N. J. Above map shows where the body was found in a clump of woods between Mount Rose and Hopewell. The place of discovery is about five miles from the Lindbergh estate.

Typist's Note: (the map was not displayed in the scrapbook)

(Typist's Note: Is the word, "kidnaped" spelled incorrectly on the poster?)

 

1,513 Lost on Titanic
25 Years Ago; Safety at
      Sea Advanced Since Then

News of Disaster Fully Disclosed

* * * * * * * * *

Only After Survivors Had Landed

Many Hours Later. (1937)

New York, April 14. (U.P.) -- Shortly before midnight on the night of April 14, 1912, the S. S. Titanic was plowing through the North Atlantic 800 miles off Cape Race, Newfoundland. A light shock was felt by many of the 2,224 passengers and crew aboard. The largest ship in the world had struck an iceberg.

At 2:20 a.m. on the morning of the 15th, just two hours and 40 minutes after the crash, the pride of the White Star Line plunged into a long, slanting dive, never to be seen again. The greatest sea disaster had occurred, taking a toll of 1,513 lives.

The "Unsinkable Titanic" had (incomplete)

* * * * * * * * *

 

Typist's Note: One page of the scrapbook displayed three items regarding President Calvin Coolidge. One item was a cartoon which showed a young Calvin Coolidge wearing Uncle Sam attire. It was captioned THIRTY-THREE TOMORROW - "CALVIN COLLIDGE - Promising Young Lawyer Seeking School Board Nomination in Northampton, Mass., is going to kill two birds with one firecraker tomorrow and celebrate his birthday and the 4th of July.

A second item was captioned "25 Years Ago Today" by C. Kessler - dated Oct. 10, 1930 -- cartoon-like image -- "Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Coolidge, of Northampton, Mass., are honeymooning in Montreal. The vacation will be brief as Mr. Coolidge is running for the School Committe and must do some campaigning.

The third item showed former Pres. Coolidge at age 58 -- with his dog -- Former President Calvin Coolidge was born July 4, 1872, at Plymouth, Vt. Impeccably dressed in full suit and vest.

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Typist's Note: Another page contained items about American Presidents" (through Hoover):

FACTS ABOUT HOW PRESIDENTS DIED
Their Ages At Inauguration And Death Computed
R. J. ALGIE MAKES A TABLE
Ogdensburg Man Compiled Interesting Statistics
   About Our Presidents---Theodore Roosevelt Was
   Our Youngest President.

R. J. Algie of Ogdensburg has prepared a table in which every president is listed, his age at the time of his inauguration, his age at the time of his death and the cause of death. It is interesting to observe that Theodore Roosevelt was the youngest president, being only 43 when he was inaugurated and the first President Harrison the oldest, he being 68 when he was inaugurated.

Only three former presidents lived to be 80 years old or older. Jefferson died at 83, Madison at 85 and Pierce at 84. Since the Civil war only one president has lived to be 70 years old, that one being Taft who was 72 at the time of his death.

 

President

Inauguration

Cause of Death

Age

Washington

57

Pneumonia

67

Adams, John

62

Debility

90

Jefferson

58

Chronic Diarrhoea

83

Madison

58

Debility

85

Monroe

50

Debility

73

Adams, John Q.

58

Paralysis

80

Jackson, Andrew

62

Consumption

78

VanBuren

55

Asthmic Catarrh

78

Harrison

68

Bilious Pleurisy

68

Tyler

65

Bilious Attach

71

Polk

50

Chronic Diarrhoea

53

Taylor

65

Bilious Fever

53

Fillmore

50

Debility

74

Pierce

49

Inflammation Stomach

84

Buchanan

66

Rheumatic Gout

77

Lincoln

52

Assassination

56

Johnson

57

Paralysis

66

Grant

47

Cancer

63

Hayes

54

Paralysis

66

Garfield

49

Assassination

49

Arthur

51

Bright's Disease

56

Cleveland

48

.

.

Harrison

55

Pneumonia

68

McKinley

53

Assassination

58

Roosevelt

43

Died in Sleep

61

Taft

51

General Breakdown

72

Wilson, Woodrow

56

General Breakdown

67

Harding

55

General Breakdown

58

Coolidge

51

Living

.

Hoover

54

Living

.

.

.

.

.

 

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34,000 KILLED BY AUTOS DURING '31
LITTLE LESS THAN U. S. WAR DEAD
INCREASE IN DEATH TOLL NOTED

Typist's Note: Only the headline was evident.

 

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October 29, 1901

Auburn, Oct. 29. -- At 7:12 o'clock this morning, Leon Czolgosz, murderer of President William McKinley, paid the extreme penalty exacted by the law for his crime. He was shocked to death by 1,700 volts of electricity. He went to the chair in exactly the same manner as have the majority of all other murderers in this state showing no particular sign of fear, but in fact, doing what few of them have done, talking to the witnesses while he was being strapped to the chair.

"I killed the president because he was an enemy of the good people -- of the good working people. I am not sorry for my crime."

 

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(Probably from a Looking Backward Column)

Feb. 6, 1885

On Thursday and Friday $150 will be distributed as purses in races on the ice at Depauville, as follows: $30 for green horses on Thursday forenoon, $15 to first, $10 to second and $5 to third; $40 for the 2:40 class, Thursday afternoon, $22.50 first, $12.50 second, and $5 to third. For the 2:50 class on Friday forenoon, $40, $23 first, $12 second and $5 third; Friday afternoon will be a free-for-all race with $25 to first, $15 to second, and $5 third.

 

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From a Stray Page of the Scrapbook........

FORMER LOCAL RESIDENT DIES
Jack L. Best, 71, Dies at Central Square While Pruning Trees

(with photo of Mr. Best)

Jack L. Best, 71, of Central Square, died yesterday afternoon about 2:30 while he was pruning trees at the home of Dr. A. J. Spire in that village. The cause of death was not immediately determined.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Watson and Hilton funeral home, Central Square. Burial will be made in St. Lawrence cemetery, Central Square.

Surviving besides his wife, Mrs. Ruth Phillips Best, are three sons, Lionel, Evans Mills, Walter, Lowville, and Calvin Best, Clayton R. D. 2; a daughter, Mrs. Bessie Kafalas, Lake Peekskill; a half-brother, Joseph Masters, Clayton; a half-sister, Mrs. Frank Allen, South Wales, and seven grandchildren.

Mr. Best was born in Somerset, England. He came to this country in 1912 and settled at Clayton. On Feb. 20, 1918, he married Miss Ruth Phillips of Clayton. He farmed in the Clayton and Rodman areas until 1942. From the fall of 1942 until the spring of 1950 he was sexton of Trinity Episcopal church in this city. Three Years ago he accepted a position as caretaker for Dr. Spire, who is a prominent Syracuse surgeon.

Mr. Best was a member of the First Methodist church, Watertown.

 

LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE SLATED (1956)
New Facilities in Depauville Community Hall Are Ready

Depauville, Jan. 31. -- The Depauville Free library will be opened to the public at an open house Friday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The public will inspect the new library room in the basement of the Community hall.

Cards will be used to all who are desirous of obtaining books.

The project of a library for the village was started by Supervisors Vernet Schnauber and Mrs. Ethel Spencer about two years ago.

During the last year a library board was appointed by the Clayton town board with Mrs. Ella Dillenbeck, president; Mrs. Pauline Flick, secretary-treasurer; Rev. William Douglas, Mrs. Adelaide Jones and Miss Flora Lee, directors. Mrs. Ethel Spencer was appointed librarian.

A room has been built with shelves which will hold 500 to 600 books, furnished by the Regional Librar center of Watertown.

The librarian has announced that for the winter months the library will be opened after Friday on Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.

 

Ernest M. Ingram, 67, Dies in Depauville (4 Oct. 1955)

DEPAUVILLE -- Ernest M. Ingram, 67, a farmer in the Depauville area the greater part of his life, died Oct. 4 at the House of the Good Samaritan, where he had been a patient since Sept. 11. He had been in failing health for the past three years.

The funeral was held Saturday at the Ingram home in Depauville and at the Depauville Methodist church, Rev. Robert Mallabar, pastor of the church officiating. Burial was in the St. Lawrence cemetery. A Masonic service was held at the home Friday evening, conducted by members of the Depauville lodge.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Catherine S. Ingram; a sister, Mrs. Beulah Boyden of Syracuse, and an aunt, Mrs. Charles Door of Orleans Four Corners.

Mr. Ingram was born at DeKalb Junction, Jan. 26, 1883, a son of Caleb and Susan Miles Ingram. He married Miss Catherine Spencer of the town of Clayton, Jan. 26, 1916, at the First Methodist church, Watertown.

Mr. and Mrs. Ingram had operated a farm near Depauville since their marriage until three years ago, when they moved into the village.

Mr. Ingram was a member of the Depauville Methodist church and a trustee of the church, and was also a member of the Depauville lodge, F. & A. M.

 

 

And the last item in Pauline Flick's Scrapbook.........

 

(because all the preceding clippings were pasted
on the leaves of a huge, early 1900's ledger kept for farm
records, etc., the following item likely took
residency among those at the end of the book--
so it would always be at the ready)

 

 

Itch Ointment

 

2 ounces of red Precipatate
3 ounces of Burgandy pitch
3 ounces Spirits of turpentine
1 pound of fresh butter

 

Put together Butter, Pitch & boil up until it melts;
let it cool;
stir in precipatate & turpentine

 

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Below this recipe was the following record:

 

Number of Fur coat
Bought Dec. 1901 - 97401

 

 


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