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Late Ex-President Is Laid at Rest Amid Hills of His Native Vermont.

Plymouth, Vt., Jan. 7. -- Following is the committal service as it was read over the grave of former President Calvin Coolidge today by the Rev. Albert J. Penner, pastor of Edwards Congregational church, Northampton:

“All that the Father giveth me shall come unto Me; and him that cometh to Me I shall in no wise case out.

“He that raised up Jesus from the dead will also quicken your mortal bodies by the spirit which dwelleth in you.

“Wherefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth; my flesh also shall rest in hope.

Thou shalt show me the path of life; in Thy presence is the fullness of joy; and at Thy right hand there is pleasure for evermore.”


“Unto Almighty God we commend the soul of our brother departed, and we therefore commit his body to the ground; earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust; in the sure and certain hope that as he has borne the image of the earthly, he shall also bear the image of the heavenly.

“The dust returns unto the earth as it was; and the spirit has returned unto God who gave it.

“None of us liveth to himself, and none of us dieth to himself. For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; or whether we die, we die unto the Lord; whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s.

“I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, write, blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from henceforth; yea, saith the spirit, that they may rest from their labors, and their works do follow them.”


“O God, thou king eternal, immortal, invisible, may we who cannot see Thee with the eye of the flesh, behold Thee steadfastly with the eye of faith. And grant that having fulfilled They will upon earth, we may behold Thy face in heaven, and be made partakers of those unspeakable joys which Thou hast promised to them who love Thee. In His name we ask it. Amen.”

Poem, by Robert Richardson:

“Warm summer sun

Shine kindly here.

Warm southern wind

Blow softly here.

Green sod above,

Lie light, lie light. Good night, dear heart,

Good night, good night.”


“The God of peace, who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus Christ, the great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant; make you perfect in every good work to do His will, working in you that which is well pleasing in His sight; through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.”

Typist’s Note: The year, 1933, was handwritten at the top of this article.



Ogdensburg, Sept. 13. -- Announcement is made of the marriage of Miss Emma Bell and David Larock, both of Riverside Drive. The ceremony took place at the Methodist Episcopal church of Morristown, Sept. 7, Rev. O. E. Webster officiating.

Mrs. Larock is a graduate of St. Lawrence university. The couple will live on a farm on Riverside Drive. Mrs. Larock is the daughter of William J. Bell. Mr. Larock is the son of Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Larock.

Typist’s Note: The year, 1933, was handwritten at the top of this item.



Mrs. Mary A. Wilder, 63, wife of Frank H. Wilder, 501 Solar Building, died at 6:15 Friday night at the House of the Good Samaritan where she had been a patient since Wednesday morning. She underwent an operation for gall stones and appendicitis Wednesday afternoon. She had been ill since Tuesday.

Mrs. Wilder was born Dec. 27, 1869, at Theresa, a daughter of the late Jason and Harriet Williams Dowen. She lived for several years at Redwood, moving nine years ago to Watertown where she had since resided.

She was married twice. Her first husband, Edward Suits of Redwood, died at Redwood in 1922. On Oct. 28, 1928, she was married to Frank H. Wilder of Watertown. Mrs. Wilder was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

Surviving her, besides her husband, are two daughters, Mrs. Marion Makepeace of Plessis, and Mrs. Thelma Irwin of this city; two sons, Leland Suits, Redwood, and Paul Suits of this city; two brothers, James W. Dowen and Fred E. Dowen of this city; two grandchildren; two stepchildren, Mrs. Mildred Bond, city, and John Wilder, New York.

Prayer services will be held at the William R. Box company parlors Monday at 9:30 a.m. and funeral services will be held at 10 in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Rev. C. N. Eddy, rector of the church, will officiate. Burial will be made in Redwood.

Friends may call at the Box company parlors Sunday afternoon and evening.

Typist’s Note: The year, 1933, was handwritten at the beginning of this obit.



Man Residing in Nelson District Had Been Missing Since Sept. 21
Body Found By Henry Rexford of Butterfield Lake.

(Special to The Times.)

Hammond, Nov. 11. -- The body of Charles Baldwin, 76, who resided in the Nelson district between South Hammond and Rossie, and who had been missing since Sept. 21 when he wandered away from his home, was found about 9:30 this morning at the foot of a ledge not far from his home.

The body was discovered by Henry Rexford, who resides near Butterfield Lake, who resides near Butterfield Lake, near Redwood. Details regarding the discovery of the body were not immediately available this afternoon. Dr. T. A. Lewis, Hammond, who was notified was awaiting a message from the coroner.

Undertaker Earl G. Eustis of Hammond was called to take charge of the body. Mr. Baldwin was the father of Mrs. Joel Tyler of Hamond.

Mr. Baldwin was last seen alive about 11 a.m. Sept. 21. No one knew where he went and no one saw him leave. State troopers carried on a search about the ledges in the Cooper Mine valley section with the assistance of a posse of about 30 persons, but without success.

A few days after his disappearance a reward of $100 was offered by his two sons, Warren Baldwin of Rossie and Ernest Baldwin of Syracuse for the discovery of Mr. Baldwin, dead or alive.

Parties of searchers have since the man’s disappearance conducted extensive searchers, combing heavily wooded sections near the Baldwin home, but never found a trace of him.

Mr. Baldwin had been lost several times previously, but had always returned home safely. The last time was in July of 1932 when he was gone about three days.

Typist’s Note: The year, 1933, was written at the top of this article.



(Special to The Times.)

Redwood, Sept. 11. -- Miss Dorothy Reed, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Reed, this village and Royal Ledger, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Ledger, Alexandria Bay, were united in marriage at 8 a.m. today in St. Francis’ church.

The ceremony was performed by Rev. J. A. Charbonneau, pastor. The couple was attended by Miss Genevieve Bollinger, Redwood, and Roswell Herrick, Alexandria Bay. A large number of students of Redwood High school were at the church.

Following the ceremony the bridal party returned to the home of the bride’s parents, where a wedding breakfast was served for the bridal party and immediate relatives. The couple left by automobile for a wedding trip. Mr. and Mrs. Ledger will make their home in Alexandria Bay.

Mrs. Ledger is a graduate of the Redwood High school, class of 1932. Mr. Ledger attended the Alexandria Bay school, and is associated with his father in the transportation business.

Typist’s Note: 1933 was written at the top of this write-up.



The body of Charles Baldwin, 76, of the Nelson district, who had been missing from his home since September 21, when he wandered away, was found last Saturday morning at the foot of Buck’s Ledge, not a great distance from his home.

The body was discovered by Henry Rexford, who lives near Redwood. The remains were identified by the man’s clothing as the body was in an advanced stage of decomposition, indicating that the aged man had been dead for quite some time.

As soon as permission was obtained from the coroner, the remains were removed by E. G. Eustis and brought to this village, where funeral services were held from the Eustis Funeral Home Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m., Rev. W. H. Campbell officiating. Interment was made in Rarick cemetery at South Hammond.

Parties of searchers had been conducting extensive searches since the man’s disappearance, combing the wooded and hilly country near the Baldwin home, but never found a trace of him, although several had been very close to the place where his remains were finally found.

Mr. Baldwin is survived by two sons, Warren Baldwin of Rossie and Ernest Baldwin of Syracuse; four daughters, Mrs. J. J. Tyler of this village, Mrs. H. E. Nelson of the Nelson district, Mrs. Leon L. Burtis of Rossie and Miss Florence Baldwin who teaches school in Macomb; also several grandchildren in this section. He was born in Theresa, but for the past 40 years or more, had lived in this section.

Typist’s Note: The hand-written year, 1933, appeared at the top of this item.



Theresa, June 26. -- The marriage of Queen Dunn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Buell Dunn of Philadelphia, to Glenn Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Smith of Redwood, took place at the Methodist parsonage here on Saturday evening. The marriage service was performed by Rev. C. E. Hastings, pastor of the church here. The couple was unattended.

Typist’s Note: 1933 was the year of this event, according to a handwritten indication.



(Special to The Times.)

Theresa, Nov. 21. -- Perl VanDeWalker, 34, farmer of the town of Orleans, died Monday night in the Theresa hospital of Bantis disease, enlarged spleen, after undergoing an operation.

After being brought to the hospital he underwent a blood transfusion and later an operation was performed. He failed to rally from the operation.

Mr. VanDeWalker was born in the town of Hammond on Dec. 25, 1898, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles VanDeWalker. He married Miss Lula Stowell of Adams at Orleans. He formerly lived in Syracuse. Later he bought a farm in Orleans and moved back to the town.

He is survived by a wife, three children and one sister of Watertown.

The funeral will be held from the Giltz undertaking rooms Thursday at 2 p.m., Rev. John Stoddard officiating. Body to be placed in Theresa vault to await Plessis burial.

Typist’s Note: The year, 1933, was handwritten at the top of the VanDeWalker obit.



Plessis, Feb. 22. -- Mrs. Edna Passey Norton, 51, wife of Horatio N. Norton of Plessis, died suddenly at her home here about 5 Sunday afternoon. Death was due to heart disease. Mrs. Norton became ill in the afternoon and Dr. L. L. Sampson was summoned. Dr. Sampson had just reached the house when Mrs. Norton died.

Mrs. Norton was born in Plessis Oct. 31, 1880, a daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Senecal Passey. She attended the local school and graduated from Redwood High school. She also graduated from the teachers’ training class at Clayton and taught school for several years. On Oct. 5, 1911, she married Mr. Norton.

Surviving besides her husband are a step daughter, Mrs. Julia Kimball, Plessis; three brothers, George Passey, Watertown, Vincent Passey, Pomona, Calif., and Charles Passey, San Pedro, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. William Allen of Plessis, who is spending the winter in California, and two step-grandchildren, Richard Norton Kimball and Willis Kimball, Plessis.

Funeral services will be held at the local Methodist Episcopal church Wednesday at 2 p.m., Rev. W. J. Hancock, pastor, officiating. Burial in the Norton plot in Plessis cemetery.

Typist’s Note: “1932” was written in at the top of Edna’s obit.



Redwood, Feb. 20. -- John Stine, 63, a retired farmer, and well known townsman, died in his home on Main street, Saturday night after an illness of several months.

Mr. Stine was born in the town of Alexandria on Nov. 27, 1869, the son of Adam Stine and Katherine Frederick Stine, both of whom were early settlers from Germany, coming from Hessen-Darm Stadt. He married in 1893 Rosette Bickelhaupt, also of Alexandria. To this union four children were born.

Mr. Stine was a farmer for 30 years and since his retirement had lived in the village. He was at one time the road commissioner for the town of Alexandria.

The funeral is to be held Tuesday from the home in Redwood and burial will be in the Redwood cemetery.

Besides his wife he leaves two sons, Floyd of Redwood and Ross of Syracuse; two daughters, Mrs. Lena Thomas of Hammond and Miss Emme (sic) Stine, who is employed as a stenographer in Pulaski.

Typist’s Note: the date, “18 Feb. 1933” was written in pen at the top of this obit.



(Special to The Times.)

Redwood, July 31. -- Mrs. Ruby Kring Flath, 39, died at her home near this village at 11:30 Sunday morning following an extended illness.

She was born in Redwood, Oct. 24, 1893, a daughter of Andrew and Emma Connant Kring. She had always resided near this village.

Mrs. Flath had been a patient in the Mercy hospital, Watertown, for three weeks, leaving that institution Friday when she returned to her home. Her death followed on Sunday.

In 1912 Mrs. Falth was married at Redwood to Herbert G. Flath.

Surviving are her husband; four children, Harold, Emma, Dorothy and Lawrence Flath, all of whom reside at home; one brother, Martin Kring of Oswego; three sisters, Mrs. Mattie Marshall of Phelps, Mrs. Clara Houghton of Carthage and Mrs. Elma Spies of Redwood.

Funeral services will be held from the Flath home at 1:30 Wednesday afternoon and at 2 from St. Paul’s Lutheran church of Redwood. Interment will be made in the Redwood cemetery.

Typist’s Note: The year, 1938, was handwritten at the bottom of this obit.



Alexandria Bay, Feb. 20. -- Mrs. Martha Tamblin, 81, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lenie Maxon, at 12:30 p.m. Saturday after a short illness.

Mrs. Tamblin was born in the town of Alexandria in 1852 and was married in 1875 to Chester Tamblin at Redwood, N. Y., and since that time she had lived on the Goose Bay road. Since the death of her husband she had made her home with her son, Eber Tamblin.

Mrs. Tamblin is survived by two sons, Eber Tamblin, of the Goose Bay road, and Louis Tamblin, of Barnes Corners, and one daughter, Mrs. Leonie Maxon, of Brier Hill.

The funeral will be from the Tamblin homestead Tuesday afternoon at 1 with the Rev. Thomas Adams officiating. Burial will be made in Walton street cemetery.

Typist’s Note: The year, 1933, was handwritten at the beginning of this obit.



Plessis, July 18. -- Carl J. Manning and Miss Katherine Lucinda Pritty, both of Redwood, were united in marriage at the Methodist Episcopal parsonage here Friday by Rev. F. H. Lewis, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church. They will reside in Redwood.

Typist’s Note: The year, 1933, was handwritten at the top of this short item.



Boonville, June 8. -- Wylie T. Palmer, Boonville, and Miss Mae E. Snyder, formerly of this village, were married Wednesday morning in Washington, D. C.

Mr. Palmer is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Palmer, this village, and for the past few years has been associated with his father in the grocery business.

The bride is a graduate of Port Leyden High school and for several years was employed in the Palmer Hardware store, this village, as bookkeeper. For the past three years she has been employed in Washington, D. C.

Mr. and Mrs. Palmer expect to return to Boonville about June 15 and will make their home here.

Typist’s Note: The year, 1933, was handwritten at the top of this item.



(Special to The Times.)

Antwerp, May 17. -- Charles O. Alton, 62, died suddenly at 6:15 a. m. today at his home on Mechanic street here after a brief illness from angina pectoris. He had not been feeling well for three days but had not been confined to his home.

He was born in the town of Philadelphia on Aug. 17, 1870, son of George H. and Sarah J. Ford Alton. When a baby his parents moved to this village where he had since resided.

On Feb. 8, 1893, he married Miss Jennie Ahles at Plessis, Rev. Duncan MacGregor, officiating. He was a member of the Congregational church at (sic) the local F. and A. M.

Besides his wife he is survived by one son, K. Earl Alton; one daughter, Mrs. Francis Gillick of Alexandria Bay; two brothers, George H., of Antwerp and Silas F. Alton of Alexandria Bay; two sisters, Mrs. O. J. Gill and Mrs. R. P. Odbert of Antwerp, and two grandchildren, Elaine and Evelyn Alton.

Typist’s Note; 1933 was handwritten at the top of Mr. Alton’s obit.



Redwood, Oct. 18. -- Miss Alice M. Staecy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Staecy, of this village, and Arnold Manning, son of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Manning, also of this village, were married at 9:30 this morning at St. Peter’s Episcopal church here by Rev. Herbert W. Lamb, jr. The attendants were Miss Florence Staecy and Merrill Curtis.

The wedding was attended by members of the immediate families. Mrs. Manning was gowned in blue georgette with cut velvet and matching accessories. Following the ceremony the couple left on a honeymoon and upon their return will reside in Redwood.

Mrs. Manning attended the Redwood school and recently had been employed by William Soper of Hammond. Mr. Manning also received his education in Redwood and has been employed by Mrs. Manning’s father on their farm. For the past year Mrs. Manning has been Noble Grand of the Redwood Rebekah lodge, No. 631.

Typist’s Note: 1933 was handwritten at the top of this item. The spelling of the name, Staecy, was typed as printed in the copy.



Kirkland Grange Adds Novel Number to Its Entertainment with Mock Wedding---About 200 Present.

Kirkland grange observed “Booster” night on Tuesday evening, Oct. 3. The program was under the direction of the lecturer and an appointed committee who deserve much credit. Before the program opened the hall was packed to the doors. There were about 200 present, among these being people from Theresa, Lafargeville, Hammond, Alexandria Bay, Plessis and the surrounding community.

The program began with singing by the grange, “Your Friends and My Friends.” Then the lecturer read the message from National Master Taber. Brother Alton Rogers sang “In the Harbor of Home, Sweet Home,” followed by a dialogue by Sisters Eliza Evans and Beatrice Hill. Next was a vocal solo by George Hill, with Robert Springer, at the piano. Mildred Kring gave a humorous monologue and a male chorus sang one number.

Over 25 of the sisters of the grange portrayed “The Wedding of Benjamin Gump.” The state was decorated for the occasion with a background of evergreen and in front was an arch trimmed with autumn leaves and flowers. Along the front of the platform were cut flowers. Three ladies dressed in white trousers and blue coats acted as ushers for the wedding. They were Mary Sourwine, Lotie (sic) Snell and Bertha Handshuk. The ladies wore dresses in styles of years gone by.

The first ushered in was our pianist, Rose Bertram, who played “The Wedding March.” Then came Sister Roy and Mina King, who sang as the bridal party entered, “Here Comes the Bride.” Then came Betty Hafford as the grandmother, Mrs. Lambers as the grandfather.

At the conclusion of the ceremony the committee treated all to apples and grapes.

Alton Rogers and Mrs. Hubbard from Theresa entertained with music on the violin and piano and the young people danced.

The wedding was under the direction of Sister Ruth Schnauber, who was highly commended for the careful preparation given it.



(Special to The Times).

Redwood, Feb. 21. -- Earl Frank Putnam, two-year old son of John and Laura Cook Putnam, this village, died about 6 a.m. today, following a two days illness of influenza which developed into pneumonia.

The child was born on March 5, 1930, in this village.

Funeral services will be held from the home Thursday at 2 p.m., with Rev. Paul Krutzky, pastor of the Redwood Lutheran church, officiating. Burial will be made in Redwood cemetery.

Typist’s Note: The year, 1933, was written on this notice.



South Hammond, Sept. 21. -- Miss Kathleen I. Slate, Theresa, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Slate, and Cecil M. Catlin, Hammond, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jean Catlin, were married Tueday evening, Sept. 5, at Alexandria Bay, by Rev. C. G. Roop, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal church.

The couple was attended by Miss Margaret Beebee of Redwood and Claude Catlin of Hammond.

They will reside at Hammond for a while.

Typist’s Note: 1933 was handwritten on this item.



Kirkland Grange Stages Novel Feature, in Which Little Chester Gump Acts as Ring-Bearer.

“Booster” night was observed by Kirkland grange on Tuesday evening and was largely attended.

The program consisted of dialogues, monologues, and music.

One of the outstanding features was the marriage of Benjamin Gump and Millie De Stross, Miss Margaret Beebee acting as the bride and Mrs. Mildred Kring, acting as the groom. Mrs. James Lambert took the part of “Grandpa” and Mrs. Kiram Hafford was “Grandma.” The bride’s parents were portrayed by Mrs. James Zellar as “Mother” and Mrs. Florence Dollinger as “Father.” Mrs. Carl Felder, as little “Chester Gump” was ring-bearer. The maid of honor was “Widow Zander,” enacted by Mrs. Carl Shoulette, while the best man was played by Mrs. Joseph Dority.

A number of other notables were quests at the ceremony, which was performed under an arch of autumn leaves by “Parson Baker,” in the person of Mrs. Margaret Felder.

The bridal party was ushered in by most charming ushers.

Following the ceremony, apples and grapes were passed and later dancing was enjoyed.



Redwood, June 19. -- The body of Mrs. Pamelia Kanouse Masters, who died late Friday evening was taken to Troy today for burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Master (sic) was born in Ipsilanti, Michigan, on Feb. 28, 1851. She was married to Frank A. Masters in Redwood in 1898 and has since that time resided in this village. Mr. Masters died several years ago.

The funeral services were held at the late residence Sunday afternoon the Rev. P. G. Krutzky officiated. Mrs. Masters was a member of the Dorcas Society of St. Paul’s Lutheran church.

She is survived by one brother, Simon Kanouse of Redondo, California, one nephew, L. M. Crockett of Kalamanzo (sic), Michigan, and one step-son, Harold Masters of Redwood.

Typist’s Note: The year, 1933, appeared at the top of Mrs. Masters’ obit.



Hammond, Aug. 10. -- Miss Adah Elizabeth Nelson, 51, died at the Hepburn hospital, Ogdensburg, on Thursday morning, Aug. 3, following a short illness. She was the daughter of Alexander and Sarah Cowan Nelson and was born in the old Nelson homestead in Rossie Nov. 19, 1881. She was graduated from the Hammond High school in 1899 and was a teacher in schools of this vicinity for over 30 years. Following the death of her mother in 1924 she made her home with her cousins, Mr. and Mrs. John H. Williamson in Calaboga.

She is survived by two brothers, Francis of Nyando and H. Elvin Nelson of Nelson’s Corners in Rossie. There also are several nieces and nephews.

The funeral was private, with Rev. Erwin D. Bennett, pastor of the Hammond Methodist Episcopal church, officiating, at 2:30 Friday afternoon. Interment was in the Rossie cemetery.

Typist’s Note: The year, 1933, was handwritten at the top of this item.



Built Block and Opened Store in 1883 Now Occupied by Hartman & Tidd---He Retired From Business in 1928---Had Since Spent Winters in Florida.

(Special to The Times.)

Alexandria Bay, Dec. 8. --- Henry Hartman, 77, the oldest hardware merchant in the village at the time of his death, died Thursday evening at 8:15 p.m. after a long illness.

Mr. Hartman was born in the town of Theresa, June 16, 1856, and at the age of eleven years he moved to the Hartman farm on the Redwood road with his parents. Mr. Hartman was the son of John and Kathryn Hartman.

He entered the hardware business in 1880 in this village, his firts sotre being on the corner now occupied by the Argonne restaurant. In 1883 he built the present Hartman block and opened the store now occupied by the firm of Hartman & Tidd.

In 1928 Mr. Hartman retired from business and since that time he had spent his winters in Florida with his wife. Upon his return from Florida last April Mr. Hartman was taken ill and he had been in bed since that time.

He married Miss Minnie Everson in 1881 and she died in 1907. Two children were born to this union, the late Dr. Louis J. Hartman, a veteran of the World war who died in 1924, and his only daughter, Mrs. Fuller Cornwall, this village, who survives him.

In 1911 Mr. Hartman married Nellie Norton Parker, who also survives him. A granddaughter, Mrs. A. D. Hunt, and a great-granddaughter, Ann Fuller Hunt, of Ottawa, Can., also survive.

Mr. Hartman is also survived by four brothers, George Hartman, this village, Peter Hartman, Syracuse, Dr. W. L. Hartman, Detroit, Mich., Dr. Fred Hartman, Chicago, Ill.

Funeral services will be held from the home on Church street Sunday at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Thomas Adams of the local Dutch Reformed church officiating. Rev. C. G. Roop, pastor of the local Methodist Episcopal church, will assist.

The bearers will be Charles Haas, Del Haas, John Cline, A. D. Hunt, F. S. Rodenhurst, and Charles Putnam.

Burial will be in Walton street cemetery.

Typist’s Note: The year, 1933, was handwritten at the top of Mr. Hartman’s obit.



Brier Hill, Dec. 15. -- Mr. and Mrs. Fred B. Barnes of Fredonia announce the marriage of their daughter, Mary Leah, to E. Glenn Giltz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest A. Giltz of Brier Hill. The wedding took place at Gabriels on Thursday, Nov. 30.

Mrs. Giltz is a graduate of Eastman School of Music and is at present instructor of music at Bergen, N. Y.

Mr. Giltz is professor of Mathematics at Ausable Forks, having graduated from St. Lawrence university, class of ‘31.

They will reside at Ausable Forks after June ‘34.

Typist’s Note: The year, 1933, was written in pen at the beginning of this write-up.



Funeral From Home Wednesday Afternoon at 2 With Burial at Redwood.

(Special to the Times)

South Hammond, Dec. 18. -- Jean Caplin, 64, a farmer in this vicinity for the past 19 years, died at his home on the Cook road at 6:45 this morning following an illness of several months.

He was born at Clayville, Oneida county, May 27, 1869, son of the late William and Julia Ryder Caplin. He was married at Rossie on Jan. 8, 1901 to Miss Josephine Bancour.

Surviving besides his wife are his stepmother, Mrs. Mary Caplin of Brier Hill, one brother, Claude Caplin, Brier Hill, and 14 children, Willard, Herbert, Claude, Crosby, Worth, Nelson, Edward, Josephine, Jean, Thelma, all of South Hammond, and Floyd, of Mooers, Vincent of Ogdensburg, Cecil of Theresa and Mrs. Marry Hunter of Rossie. Three grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be held from the residence at 2 Wednesday afternoon with Rev. Erwin Bennett, pastor of the Hammond Methodist Episcopal church, officiating. Burial will be made at Redwood.

Typist’s Note: The year, 1933, was a handwritten note at the top of Jean’s obit.



Expressman and Baggageman For 27 Years in Theresa---Funeral Wednesday Afternoon at 2 From Home.

Theresa, Dec. 19,- Clinton H. Lillie, 61, for 27 years expressman and baggageman in Theresa and 17 years mail carrier from the railroad station to the postoffice, died at his home in this village at 4 Monday afternoon after an illness dating back to last August.

In August he suffered a slight shock but recovered so that he was about until about a month ago.

He was born on the Lillie homestead in the town of Orleans on Oct. 15, 1872, son of Harvey and Amelia Sherwood Lillie. His father was a carpenter. He died only this year at an advanced age. After residing in Orleans during his youth and early manhood, Mr. Lillie came to Theresa and engaged in the baggage and express business and later was given the mail contract from the station to the postoffice. He was twice married, his first, wife being Lulu Ducolon of Hammond. After her death he married Mrs. Jennie House of this village. He was a member of the Theresa tent of Maccabees (sic).

He is survived by his widow and one daughter, Mrs. Wanslow (sic) Bailey, both of this village; one sister, Mrs. N. B. Hayes of Watertown and a brother, Albert, of Morristown. A son, Leon, died here in the summer and a brother, William, died in Rochester recently. There are several grandchildren.

The funeral services will be held from the home on Wednesday at 2, Rev. C. E. Hastings, who married him to Mrs. House on Oct 15, 1930, officiating. Burial will be made in Oakwood cemetery here.

Typist’s Note: The year, 1933, was written at the top of Clinton’s obit.



At First It Was BElieved He Had Been Struck By Automobile--No Marks or Bruises Found on Body----Thought He Suffered Stroke While Wasling Along Road.

Henry A. Thompson, 67, of 660 Hazelhurst avenue, who was found unconscious in a roadside ditch on outer Bradley street at about 5:30 Thursday afternoon, died at 3:50 Thursday afternoon, died at 3:50 this morning in the Mercy hospital without regaining consciousness. He had been in a coma for more than 82 hours. Death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage.

Mr. Thompson was believed at first to have been struck by an automobile, but examination at the hospital showed no marks or bruises. Apparently he suffered the hemorrhage as he was walking along the roadside. He was on his way to a store to purchase a loaf of bread at the time he was fatally stricken.

Mr. Thompson was found lying in the ditch about 400 yards from the Bennett Brothers greenhouse by Lawrence Bendwell, 940 Bradley street. Mr. Bendwell summoned Floyd Bennett, a passing motorist, and Mr. Thompson was removed to the greenhouse. The police were notified and the man was then removed to the hospital in the police patrol. Mr. Thompson’s head, arms and legs were paralyzed.

He was born Oct. 6, 1866, in Picton, Ont., a son of the late George and Lucy Nelson Thompson, both of Canada. He came to this country about 46 years ago and with the exception of about three years when he lived in San Francisco he had always resided in Watertown and vicinity. By occupation he was a farmer.

Mr. Thompson was married twice. His first wife, Mrs. Edna J. Silsby Thompson, died Sept. 9, 1925. Four years ago he married Mrs. Margaret Delaney, widow of Joseph Delaney, Rev. C. J. Sargent, pastor of the Hope Presbyterian church, performing the ceremony.

Surviving him, besides his widow are three sons, Harold M., Frank A. and George E. Thompson of this city. two daughters, Miss Beatrice E. and Miss Bernice E. Thompson, both of Troy, and five sisters, Mrs. Thomas Leso, Mrs. Charles E. Reynolds and Mrs. Albert Green of this city, Mrs. Harvey Shaw of Adams Center and Mrs. Anna McCormick of Ottawa.

Typist’s Note: This obit was published in 1933, according to a handwritten note at the top.


Barden Rites Held.

Theresa, Dec. 19. _- The funeral services of Mrs. Amanda Barden was held from her home in Depot street on Monday afternoon, with Rev. John Stoddard officiating. Burial was made in the cemetery at Calcium.

Mrs. Barden had resided in this village for some three years. She was born in the town of Lorraine July 26, 1860, her parents being Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hayzellwood. She is survived by the following children: George Barden of Adams, Charles of Philadelphia; Mrs. Edna Babcock of Redwood and Mrs. Margaret Lyon of Theresa. Also two sisters, Nancy Halledy of Rosiere, Belle Rhyhart, and a brother, Henry Harrington of Lafargeville.

Typist’s Note: Names typed as printed in copy.



Plessis, Nov. 7. -- Miss Edith May Daniels of Redwood became the bride of Earl J. Pierce, also of Redwood, at Plessis on Nov. 5, Rev. W. J. Hancock officiated at the service.

Typist’s Note: A handwritten “1933” appeared over this short notice.



Funeral Services to Be Held From Home Wednesday Afternoon---Died in House of Good Samaritan.

Plessis, Jan. 2. -- Alvaro J. Hunter, 67, of Plessis died at the House of the Good Samaritan Monday after a long illness.

He had been in poor health for the past year, but was active until November when he was confined to the house with mastoid and spleen trouble. He was taken to the House of the Good Samaritan for observation and treatment by Dr. M. M. Hall last Thursday.

Mr. Hunter was a prominent farmer and stock buyer and had held the office of assessor for 18 years.

He was born October 10, 1866, son of Thomas and Ann Dayton Hunter. October 13, 1886, he married Miss Ida Blevins of Plessis. The couple lived on the Hunter farm for 17 years, then bought the Corliss farm near the village, now owned and occupied by Earl Hunter, later moving to the village where they since have resided.

Four sons, Ross, Charles, Earl and Ronald, with Mrs. Hunter, survive him. All of them reside on farms within a radius of three miles of the village. He also leaves twelve grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Minnie Bacon of Philadelphia.

Funeral services were held at the home Wednesday afternoon at 2, Rev. W. J. Hancock, officiating. Burial was made in Brookside cemetery. The bearers were Walter Bacon, Winfred Bacon, William Shannon, Leslie Parker, Claude Makepeace and Leslie Skinner.

Typist’s Note: The year, 1934, was penned in at the top of Mr. Hunter’s obit.


REV. H. B. KRUSA, MARRIER (sic), NOV. 16

Is Former Pastor of Lutheran Church in Redwood

Redwood: Friends and old parishioners received announcements of the marriage of Rev. H. B. Krusa, former pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran church.

Rev. Krusa, who now has a charge at Liberty, N. Y., was married Wednesday, Nov. 16, 1932, to Florence Elizabeth Hinze at Jersey City, N. J. The announcements were made by Mr. and Mrs. Frithiof Harlson of Liberty.

Rev. H. B. Krusa was pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran church in this village for nearly twenty years coming here soon after his first marriage. He has resided in Liberty for the past three years, having been an annual visitor here since moving to his new charge.

Typist’s Note: Headline typed exactly as printed.


1000 Islands Area Isolate By Season Worst Blizzrd

Alexandria Bay -- About 16 inches of snow fell on Alexandria Bay and surrounding areas during the blizzard which struck early Sunday morning and continued into Monday. With about 9 inches on the ground at the start of the storm there is now about 25 inches of snow cover.

Lack of mail service from outside areas and closed schools were the most noticeable results other than the job of shoveling the sidewalks and driveways.

Doug Manning, local weather statistician reported the 16 inch snowfall had a water content of 1.16 inches and that the barometer dropped to 28.78, an unusually low reading, during the storm.

Travel was restricted to local traffic on Monday with just about all roads blocked around Watertown. On Tuesday roads to Watertown were open but remained blocked south of that city. A number of motorists were stranded in the village after crossing the bridge and find roads blocked . Among those stalled here were former National Hockey league star Emilie “Butch” Bouchard and his wife of Montreal. Motels and hotels did a good business as a result of the storm.

School children enjoyed the storm as they were granted two snow days vacation at Alexandria Central and other schools in the area. Most schools opened on Wednesday.

The river is almost completely frozen, about 10 days later than last year, although January averaged just about the same temperature as last year, 17.7 degrees to 17.4 degrees. There have been eight zero or below days so far this winter, all in January.

Village Public Works employees were kept busy on Monday and Tuesday and the weekly refuse collection on Tuesday was cancelled. One casualty of the storm was the carport at Madelyn Rosby’s beauty shop which collapsed on her car Sunday evening.

Most people report they feel fortunate that they are not in the Oswego area where 102 inches of snow has been measured on the level with 30 foot drifts.

Typist’s Note: The date, “Feb. 13, 1966,” appeared at the top of this article.



Depauville Native, Fomer Cheesemaker, Came to Watertown in 1908 and Was Air Brake Company Employ Man Years

Henry F. Wetterhahn, 84, father of former City Councilman Ross A. Wetterhahn, 102 West Main street, died at the House of the Good Samaritan this morning at 6. He had been a patient at the hospital since Tuesday.

Mr. Wetterhahn had been in fair health until last Sunday when he was stricken seriously ill at the home of his son with whom he has made his home for the past six years. He was removed to the hospital Tuesday.

He was born on a farm near Depauville, Feb. 20, 1855, of German parentage. His father was Jacob Wetterhahn and his mother ____?____ Mary Vanderschmidt Wetterhahn.

(Typist’s Note: Copying problems obliterated the remaining 7 paragraphs of Mr. Wetterhahn’s obit. Information on this gentleman’s cheesemaking abilities and the location of his limberger cheese factories followed. Details of his marriage to an Easton, probably from Depauville, and his survivors are not clear complete enough to transcribe. It appears Mr. Wetterhahn was buried in the Depauville Cemetery. The date of “May 1939” appeared in pen at the top of this obit.)



Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Halladay Married to Son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Haas -- Couple Leaves on Two-Week Trip.

Lafargeville, June 10. -- Miss Esther Mary Halladay, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. EArl Halladay, became the bride of Woodrow W. Haas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Haas, in a ceremony performed at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the home of the bride’s parents by Rev. Albert Walker, Depauville Methodist pastor.

The attendants were Miss Drusilla Halladay, sister of the bride, and Roscoe Haller. Only close friends and members of the immediate families were present for the wedding, which took place before a floral arch banked with ferns and flowers.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, was attired in powder blue organdie and wore a corsage of pink roses and sweet peas.

The bridesmaid wore pink organdie with a corsage of red roses and lilies of the valley.

Miss Frances Halliday, sister of the bride, played the wedding music, and Miss Eleanor Gillette sang.

Following a reception and luncheon the newly married couple left on a two weeks’ trip to New York city. The bride wore white with blue accessories for her going-away costume.

Mr. Haas is a graduate of the Lafargeville High school and the Jourden Diesel school, Philadelphia, Pa. Mrs. Haas was graduated from the Lafargeville High school.

Typist’s Note: “7 June 1939” was handwritten at the beginning of this write-up.



Typist’s Note: A photo of Mrs. Lista Youngs, sitting in a chair in a field or along shore and holding a fish preceded the following caption and text:

Mrs. Lista Youngs

Mrs. Lista Youngs, 80-year-old Theresa angler, displays the 14-pound mullet she caught by dropping a line from her kitchen window into the Indian river. Fish experts were amazed at the catch, as five pounds was believed the maximum weight for this species.


Miss Marian Mildred Schermerhorn Is Wed

Brier Hill Woman Is Bride of M. J. Treat in Redwood Rites.

Redwood, June 26. -- Miss Marian Mildred Schermerhorn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schermerhorn, Brier Hill, was married to Merlau Jay Treat, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jay C. Treat of Honeoye Falls, Saturday, at 2 p.m. at the St. Paul’s Lutheran church at Redwood, Rev. Richard F. Henderson, pastor of the church, officiating.

Preceding the ceremony with Mrs. Charles Bulson of Theresa at the organ, Edward Spies, uncle of the bride, rendered two violin selections, “The Swan” by Camille Saint Saens, and “Simple Confesion,” by Leon Jacquard. Mrs. Bruce Bellinger, Watertown, sister of the bride, sang “At Dawning” and “O Promise Me.” The bride was given in marriage by her father.

To the strains of the bridal chorus, the bride came down the aisle on the arm of her father to the altar which was banked with white flowers and ferns. The bride wore a white lace dress over satin, princess style, with waist length veil caught with a wreath of swainsona. She carried a bouquet of talisman roses and swainsona. Miss Scharlie Schermerhorn, youngest sister of the bride, was bridesmaid. She wore shell pink taffeta with matching hat and gloves and carried an old-fashioned bouquet. C. Dean Treat, brother of the bridegroom, acted as best man. Ushers were George Schermerhorn, brother of the bride, and Robert Treat, cousin of (the) bridegroom.

Mrs. Fred Schermerhorn, mother of the bride, wore royal blue chiffon with a shoulder corsage of talisman roses, and Mrs. Jay C. Treat, mother of the bridegroom, wore a street length suit of soft emerald green with a corsage of American Beauty roses and swainsoma. Mrs. Merritt S. Randall, eldest sister of the bride, wore a navy suit of silk crepe with lace blouse of beige. The Misses Freida and Grace Schermerhorn wore figured blue chiffon in street length. Mrs. George Schermerhorn wore navy dotted chiffon. All of them wore shoulder corsages of pink sweet peas. Mrs. Bruce Bellinger wore a floor length dress of orchid swiss organdy crepe with picture hat and a shoulder corsage of pink roses with shaded sweet peas.

After the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride for the entire wedding party and guests. A table laden with dainty refreshments and a decorated wedding cake as a center piece, surrounded by smilax and yellow roses, was presided over by Mrs. Emma Nisbeth and Mrs. Edward Spies who poured. Marjorie Jillson, Ogdensburg, acted as cateress.

Miss Schermerhorn chose an ensemble of navy crepe trimmed with medium blue and a three quarters length coat of the same with large picture hat of navy straw and matching accessories as her going-away costume.

Guests at the wedding besides those mentioned above included: Mr. and Mrs. Van Treat and son, Robert, Miss June Tenny, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Treat and son, Carl, Mr. Otis Treat, Honeyoye Falls; Mrs. Cameron and son, Donald; Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Simmons and Miss Hazel Neuman of Rochester, Merritt Randall and son, Merritt, jr., and daughter, Mary Cynthia, Roselyn, L. I.; Bruce Bellinger and son, Bruce, jr., and daughter Betty Lou, Watertown; Mrs. George Schermerhorn and son, Frederick, Brentwood, N. J.; Ruth and George Nisbeth, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Schermerhorn, George Schermerhorn, sr., grandfather of the bride; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sunderland and Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Giltz, Brier Hill; Miss Vivian Snell, Ogdensburg, and George Hartman, Redwood.

Immediately after the reception the couple left on a trip which will take them through the New England states and then to the World’s Fair, Washington, D. C., and Culver, Ind. Upon their return they will reside at Theresa where Mr. Treat has been engaged to teach the coming year.

Miss Schermerhorn was graduated from the Potsdam State Normal school in the class of 1936. She has taught near her home since her graduation.

Mr. Treat is a graduate of Culver Military academy, class of 1931, and of Cornell, class of 1935. For the past four years he has been instructor in vocational agriculture in the Brier Hill Union school.

Pre-nuptials for Miss Schermerhorn included a miscellaneous shower at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Treat, Honeyoye Falls; a community variety shower at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lunderman, Brier Hill, with Grace Lunderman, Kathleen Scott and Madelyn Thomas, schoolmates of Miss Schermerhorn, acting as hostesses; a kitchen shower at the home of Mrs. Harrison Thomas with daughters, Marjorie and Geraldine, acting as hostesses. At a picnic of her school pupils several of their parents presented her with gifts.

Typist’s Note: The year, 1939, was written at the top of this 2-column write-up.



Edwards, July 20. -- It was recently announced that Miss Margery E. Slater, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ira M. Slater, Alexandria Bay, and Carlton W. Burnett, son of Mrs. Ida Burnett, Balmat, were married July 3 at Hoosick Falls. Rev. Wallace E. McCoy of the Baptist church officiating.

They were attended by the sister and brother-in-law of the bridegroom, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Whitford of Edwards. Both the bride and her attendant were dressed in rose with white accessories.



Six Children and 16 Grandchildren Are Among Survivors --- Funeral Will Be Held at Redwood Lutheran Church Monday Afternoon.

Redwood, July 15. -- Mrs. Anna Mary Felder, 83, wife of Joseph Felder, sr., died Friday at her home here from infirmities of age. She had been ill four months.

She was born in Germany on Sept. 20, 1855, daughter of Nicholas Haun and Elizabeth Heebner. She was married to Mr. Felder on Feb. 1, 1882, at Mainz, Germany, and they came to the United States in 1884.

On July 14, 55 years ago, the couple came to Alexandria Bay and in 1895 located on a farm at the foot of Butterfield lake where they resided until 22 years ago when they came to this village.

Mrs. Felder was a member of Kirkland grange, No. 384, and St. Paul’s Lutheran church.

Besides her husband she is survived by three sons, Carl and Otto of Redwood and Joseph of Plesses (sic); three daughters, Mrs. James (Amelia) Zeller and Mrs. William (Emma) Walton of Redwood and Mrs. Carl (Victoria) Wilson of Watertown, and 16 grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Samuel (Rose) Strang, died in Cleveland, Oh., three years ago.

Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2, E. S. T., from St. Paul’s church following a prayer service at the home at 1:30. Rev. H. B. Krusa of Liberty will officiate. Burial will be in the Redwood cemetery.

Typist’s Note: The year, 1939, appeared at the top of this obit.



Mrs. Blanche E. Holmes Jaquith, 38, wife of Howard R. Jaquith of the Arsenal street road, just beyond the city limits, died at ?-10 this afternoon in the House of the Good Samaritan, less than four hours after she was admitted to the hospital. Death was due to uremic eclamptic convulsions.

Mrs. Jaquith, an expected mother, was removed to the hospital at 8:30 this morning suffering from convulsions. She was stricken with toxemia, a blood poisoning, about three weeks ago.

She was born Sept. 28, 1900, at Morristown, a daughter of David and the late Gertrude Robinson Holmes. She was educated in Morristown and was married to Howard R. Jaquith in that village Jan. 3, 1921.

Mr. and Mrs. Jaquith resided at Brier Hill most of the time since their marriage. In September, 1937, they moved to this city and lived here until last January when they moved to the Arsenal street road.

Surviving Mrs. Jaquith, besides her husband, are her father of Morristown; two daughters, Katherine Mae, 16, and Marion June, 14, at home; a brother and four sisters, Ervin Holmes, Mrs. Almond (Martha) Smithers, Mrs. Lee (Mabel) Finley and Mrs. Albert (Hazel) Haley, all of Ogdensburg, and Mrs. Edward Luella (not clear) Ray, Edwards.

Funeral services will be held (not complete), minister of the Hope Presbyterian church, will officiate. Burial will be made in Redwood.

Typist’s Note: The date, July 18, 1939, appeared at the top of Blanche’s obit.



Former Redwood Resident Takes Brier Hill Girl As Bride

Miss Gloria M. Graves, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. F. E. Graves of Brier Hill, became the bride of Charles William Derby of Watertown and son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Derby of Hammond, at a pretty home wedding on Sunday, August 6, at high noon. The Graves home was prettily decorated with garden flowers and the couple were married under an arch of ferns and flowers.

Rev. J. C. Hayes, former pastor of the Congregationalist church of Brier Hill, officiated at the ceremony.

Miss Barbara Graves was her sister’s bridesmaid and Paul Crouch of Watertown acted as best man. Only immediate members of each family attended.

Mrs. Myrtle Scott of Brier Hill played the wedding march. The bride was dressed in a pale pink chiffon gown with a square neckline and puffed sleeves. She wore a floor length veil fastened by a coronet of orange blossoms and carried a bouquet of pink rosebuds and baby’s breath.

The bridesmaid was attired in a peach organdy gown with a V shape neckline and wore white accessories. Her bouquet was yellow roses and baby’s breath.

Following the ceremony a reception was held for the guests at the home of the bride’s parents. The young couple left shortly afterwards on a motor trip to Eastern Canada and the New England State. Mrs. Derby chose a navy blue suit and hat with white accessories as her going away costume.

Upon their return from the wedding trip the couple will make their home in Watertown.

The bride is a native of Brier Hill and a graduate of B. H. H. S. class of 1928 and of St. Lawrence university class of 1931. While at St. Lawrence Mrs. Derby was affiliated with Kappa Delta Sorority. Since her graduation she has been the History and Mathematics instructor in the Brier Hill High school.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Derby of Hammond. He is a graduate of Redwood High school and later attended the Central City Business Institute in Syracuse. For the past four years he has been employed by the Purina Feed Co., in Watertown. Mr. Derby is well known in this village. His father now operator in the N. Y. C. railroad station in Hammond was for many years employed here in the same capacity.

Typist’s Note: The date written at the top of this write-up was Aug. 6, 1939.


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