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Mrs. Delilah H. Norton, 92, Gouverneur, Passes Away

Former Watertown Resident Is Widow of Moses Norton

(Special to The Times)

Gouverneur, Dec. 1. -- Mrs. Delilah House Norton, 92, widow of Moses Norton, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Herbert Webster, Rowley street, Gouverneur, at 10 Monday night. Death resulted from pneumonia which developed for a hard cold.

Mrs. Norton was able to be up and to dress herself and be around the house on Saturday. She was confined to her bed only two days, Sunday and Monday.

Mrs. Norton was born on a farm at Black lake, a short distance from Edwardsville, May 18, 1884, a daughter of William and Betsy Robinson House. Her father owned a large farm near Brier Hill before the Civil war, besides a smaller farm near Edwardsville. As a young girl, Mrs. Norton attended the Castle school, near Castleville, a four corners on the Hammond-Edwardsville road. She learned the dressmaking trade while living at home at the Cedars, Black Lake, and did considerable sewing.

She was married to Moses Norton on Dec. 31, 1868. The ceremony was performed at the Cedars by Rev. Priest Gardner, then pastor of the Hammond Presbyterian church. For two years after their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Norton lived on the Norton homestead farm on the old military road between Hammond and Redwood. Mrs. Norton was a neighbor and friend of Mrs. Elizabeth Delong of Chippewa Bay who is 99.

In 1871 Mr. and Mrs. Norton moved to the William Brodie farm on the Rossie-Brasie Corners road. After living there about ten years, they later lived on the McFalls farm near Brasie Corners and on other farms in the town of Rossie.

Mr. and Mrs. Norton sold their farms in 1899, and moved to Watertown where they resided on Morrison street where Mr. Norton died in November, 1908. Since his death Mrs. Norton had lived with her daughter in Gouverneur. She was a member of the Hope Presbyterian church of Watertown.

Surviving are one son, William Norton of Watertown; one daughter, Mrs. Herbert Webster of Gouverneur, and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at the daughterís home, Rowley street, Wednesday at 1 p.m., with Rev. Joseph A. Schofield, pastor of the Presbyterian church, officiating. Burial will be made in the North Watertown cemetery, Watertown.

Typistís Note: A photo of Mrs. Delilah H. Norton was included with the obit. However, the name under the photo was listed as ďMrs. Delilah H. Horton.Ē

 

INFANT EXPIRES

Redwood, Dec. 28. --- Gerald Cole, two-months-old son of Caroline Flath and Wallace Cole, passed away Christmas eve at 10 oíclock, following a short illness of pneumonia.

The child was born on Columbus Day, Oct. 12, 1936 at the home of his parents. He is survived by his parents; two sisters, Inez and Grace, one brother, Ross, all of Redwood; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Flath and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Horace Cole of Alexandria Bay.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon from the home. Rev. R. F. Henderson, pastor of St. Paulís Lutheran church officiating. Interment was made in the Redwood cemetery.

 

MISS E. GLADYS WILLIAMS BRIDE

CEREMONY IS PERFORMED AT LAFARGEVILLE

J. MARTIN REYNOLDS MARRIES

Lafargeville Resident, Teacher Near Alexandria Bay, Is Bride of Bay Garage Manager---She Is Potsdam Normal Graduate.

Alexandria Bay, Dec. 28. --- Miss E. Gladys Williams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Williams of Lafargeville, and J. Martin Reynolds, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Reynolds of this village, were married Thursday morning at the home of the brideís parents by Rev. William Aubrey, pastor of the Alexandria Bay Methodist Episcopal church.

Clifford VanBrocklin, cousin of the bride, and Miss Arlene Williams, her sister, attended.

The bride wore a gown of wine silk lace and crepe, and carried white roses. The bridesmaid wore a brown crepe dress and carried Talisman roses.

A breakfast was given by the brideís parents after the ceremony. Guests included Mr. and Mrs. Edward Reynolds, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Reynolds, Miss Irene Reynolds, Charles Reynolds, Mr. and Mrs. Gaylord Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Williams and son, Douglas; Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Williams, Clifford VanBrocklin, Miss Williams, Miss Mary Martin and Mrs. Williams, grandmother of the bride.

Mr. Reynolds is a graduate of Alexandria Bay High school. Since his graduation he has been manager of the Weller garage here. Mrs. Reynolds is a graduate of the local high school and of Potsdam normal. She has been in charge of No. 6 school near here.

They left by motor for central and southern New York state. At the end of the week they will be home here.

 

G. G. GERMAN, 62, SYRACUSE, FORMERLY OF CITY, EXPIRES

George G. German, 62, of Syracuse, former resident of Watertown, died at 6:15 Friday evening in the Onondaga sanatorium in Syracuse where he had been a patient for several years. He had been an invalid for a long period, suffering from tuberculosis of the hip.

Mr. German was born at Consecon, Can. He came to this city from Toronto, where he was employed as a telegraph operator and on Oct. 19, 1910, married Miss Eloise S. Luther, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Luther. The ceremony was performed at the Luther home, 1729 State street, by Rev. D. C. Johnson, then pastor of the Asbury Methodist Episcopal church.

After the marriage Mr. and Mrs. German moved to Toronto. Later they lived in the Canadian northwest. For a time afterward they resided in this city, moving to Syracuse several years ago.

Before his illness Mr. German was engaged in the hardware business, being identified with the Hessler company of Syracuse. At one time he was employed by the Eastman Kodak company in Toronto and Buffalo.

Surviving him are his widow; his mother and a brother, Arthur German, in Canada, and four sons, George Milton, Charles A., John G. and Robert German, Syracuse.

The body was brought today to the Howland Funeral chapel, where funeral services will be held Monday morning at 11. Burial will be made in the Luther family plot in the Huntingtonville cemetery.

 

WIDOW OF ALBERT GILTZ EXPIRES

(Special to The Times)

Hammond, Dec. 31. --- Mrs. Mary St. George Giltz, 69, widow of Albert Giltz, died Wednesday at 10 p.m. at the Theresa hospital where she had been a patient for the past three weeks. Mrs. Giltz had been ill during the summer and fall.

She was born at Hammond, March 2, 1867, a daughter of Joseph and Lucinda St. George. Most of her life was spent in the town of Hammond where she was a well known dressmaker.

Her marriage to Albert Giltz took place Oct. 14, 1919, at Hammond. After their marriage the couple continued to reside in Hammond until 15 years ago when they left for Florida where they purchased an orange grove. A few years later they sold the grove and left for Spencerport, near Rochester, where they purchased a fruit farm which they sold last spring before returning to Hammond.

Mr. Giltz died last Oct. 10 at Hammond. Mrs. Giltz is survived by one sister, Mrs. David Hastie of Syracuse; one half-sister, Mrs. Belle Besanson, and one half-brother, Clarence Brown, both of Hammond; one step-sister, Mrs. Edgar Schindler, and one step-brother, David Brown, both of Hammond, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Giltz undertaking parlors at Theresa with Rev. Richard Henderson, pastor of the Lutheran church of Redwood, officiating. Interment will be made in the Redwood cemetery.

 



Henry Neuroth, Aged 59, Dies
Well Known Farmer Dies In His Sleep
Of Plessis-Redwood Section
Man Had Been Sufferer From a Heart Ailment But Had Been Much Improved Recently -- Funeral Sunday

Theresa -- Henry Neuroth, 59, one of the best known farmers of the Plessis-Redwood section, died suddenly in his sleep Friday morning at 3, his wife being awakened by his heavy breathing just as he expired.

Mr. Neuroth had suffered from a heart ailment, but had been much better of late. He was considered the boss-butcher of the section and had been away two or three times during the week to oversee the work and he had just completed the buzzing up of a large woodpile at home. Thursday he was not as active, but walked over to a barn upon another farm they had purchased to see if the barn doors were in good condition after the hard wind. He then went to a neighbor, Clarence Baker, who has purchased a house and lot of Mr. Neuroth, and, upon returning home, had spent much of the evening listening to radio programs. He went to bed at 10:30, feeling well. At 3 Mrs. Neuroth, sleeping with him, was awakened by heavy breathing and spoke to him. When he did not respond she noted that he was dead.

He was born March 10, 1877, in the neighborhood where he always resided, son of Valentine and Mary Shultz Neuroth. Miss Shultz was a native of New York City. On March 26, 1904, he married Helen Hosmer* of an adjoining road and as he had purchased the Barnes place the year before, they went there at once and have resided there ever since. He was a successful farmer, buying land to enlarge his place at different times.

He was a member of the Plessis Methodist Church, of the Kirkland (Redwood) grange and the Gouverneur Foresters. But a few evenings previous he and Mrs. Neuroth had given a birthday party to a near neighbor, Jason Dingman.

He is survived by his wife and six children, Mrs. Doris King, LaFargeville; Mrs. Ruth Reynolds, Plessis; Donald, Hilda, Joyce and Rosemary at home. One daughter, Lois, died in 1931. There are two sisters, Mrs. Maggie Slate of Hyde Lake and Mrs. Mary Powell of Plessis; one granddaughter, Lois Elaine Reynolds, Plessis.

The funeral will be from the home on the Redwood state highway Sunday at 2 p.m., Rev. Allen Moore of Plessis officiating. Burial will be made in the family plot in Oakwood Cemetery, Theresa village.

Typistís Note: A handwritten date of 1 Jan 1937 was inserted at the top of Mr. Neurothís obit, presumably indicating the date of death. *According to the typistĎs records, the maiden name of Henryís wife was HOSNER, not Hosmer, although in this locale the name Hosner, Hosmer, and Hasner were used interchangeably.

 

FRED B. SUITS, AGED 66, REDWOOD, DIES IN HOSPITAL

(Special to The Times.)

Redwood, Jan. 16. -- Fred Benjamin Suits, 66, died at 8:25 p.m. Friday at Mercy hospital in Watertown where he had been a patient since Jan. 13. He had been ill with heart disease for two years.

Mr. Suits was born in Rochester on Dec. 2, 1870, a son of Nelson and Harriet Smith Suits. On Nov. 22, 1894, he married Amelia Ahles of Redwood, the ceremony being performed at the home of her parents by Rev. Francis Hoffmann. He had spent his entire married life here except for ten years in Syracuse. He worked as a laborer.

Besides his widow he is survived by three sons, Harold, Edward and Oswald Suits, all of Syracuse; four grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. O. M. Palmer of Brownville and Mrs. W. F. Brown of Redwood.

The funeral will be held Sunday at 12:30 p.m. from the home, Rev. R. F. Hoffman (sic) of St. Paulís Lutheran church officiating. Burial will be in the Redwood cemetery.

 

WOMAN, 23, AND BABY SUCCUMB

MOTHER DIES AFTER BIRTH OF SON WHO ALSO DIES

IS WIFE OF EUGENE COBEY

Mrs. Mary Reed Cobey Dies at Home of Parents in Redwood---Had Resided in Alexandria Bay Since Marriage.

Redwood, Jan. 6. -- Mrs. Mary Reed Cobey, 23, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Reed, this village, at 11 a.m. Tuesday following the birth of a son, who also died.

Mrs. Cobey was born in Redwood Dec. 12, 1913, a daughter of Salina Brown and George Reed.

She spent her entire life here until her marriage to Eugene Cobey of Alexandria Bay on Sept. 24, 1932 when she went there to reside. She was a member of St. Peterís Episcopal church.

Besides her husband she is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Reed of Redwood; three brothers, Ralph, Walter and Emery, all of Redwood; three sisters, Mrs. William St. John of Redwood, Mrs. Riley Ledger of Alexandria Bay and Mrs. William Kelly of Poughkeepsie. She also leaves a young son, John.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday afternoon at 2 from St. Peterís Episcopal church, Rev. Mr. Worden officiating. Interment will be made in the Redwood cemetery.

 

WILLIAM DRAPER, 84, DIES

Theresa, Jan. 12. --- William Draper, 84, long a resident at Browns Corners, town of Alexandria, died Monday morning at the county home near Watertown, after a brief illness. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Draper and was born in the Alexandria section where he had spent much of his life. He was employed much of the time on the highway jobs and on farms near his home.

He is survived by a wife and several brothers, Edward, Charles and Warren of this place and Silas of Syracuse.

Funeral services will be from the Charles A. Giltz Funeral home on Thursday at 2 p.m., Rev. P. B. Grant of the Methodist church here, officiating.

 

WIDOW OF HENRY WETTERHAHN DIES

WOMAN, 77, SUCCUMBS AT HOME OF SON

LONG LAFARGEVILLE RESIDENT

Mrs. Laura Hotis Wetterhahn Was Born Near Redwood and Lived on Farm Near Omar Before Moving to Lafargeville.

(Special to The Times.)

Lafargeville, Jan. 11. -- Mrs. Laura Hotis Wetterhahn, 77 widow of Henry Wetterhahn, long a resident of this village, died at the home of her son, George H. Wetterhahn, Sunday evening at 9:45, from infirmities of old age.

She was born near Redwood, N. Y., Aug. 6, 1859, a daughter of the late George Hotis and Catherine Neuroth Hotis, and was one of a family of nine children. She was married Feb. 22, 1882, at Orleans to Henry Wetterhahn.

After their marriage, they bought a farm near Omar where they resided until March 4, 1905, when they purchased a home on Clayton street, this village. Her husband died on June 24, 1924, but she continued to live at her home here until a few months ago when illness made it advisable for her to make her home with her son where she remained until her death.

She was an active member of the Ruhumah chapter of the Eastern Star, the Lafargeville grange and St. Paulís Episcopal church.

She is survived by one son, George H. Wetterhahn, and one grandson, George H. Wetterhahn, jr., of Lafargeville; a foster daughter, Minnie Arnold, 232 Winslow street, Watertown, and two brothers, Fred Hotis of Plessis and Henry Hotis of Theresa.

The funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from her home on Clayton street, this village. Rev. Carl Worden of Theresa will officiate. Interment will be made in the family plot, Grove cemetery.

Typistís Note: The handwritten dates on this obit indicate that Laura died 5 January 1936.

 

MRS. HUBERT G. SHARP, 54, DIES

FUNERAL TO BE WEDNESDAY AT MORRISTOWN

REDWOOD NATIVE WAS LONG ILL

Mrs. Meda Betz Sharp of Morristown Expires of Dropsy and Complications---Had Been in Hospital For Three Months Last Year Before Returning Home.

(Special to The Times)

Morristown, Jan. 12. -- Mrs. Meda Betz Sharp, 54, wife of Hubert G. Sharp, died Monday noon at the family home here after a lingering illness from dropsy and complications. Mrs. Sharp last year spent three months at the Hepburn hospital at Ogdensburg during which time her condition improved. Upon her return home she was able to be about the house until six weeks ago when she had been confined to her bed.

Her five sons, three daughters, and seven grandchildren were all at the family home on Christmas day.

Mrs. Sharp was born in Redwood, Jan. 1, 1883, a daughter of George H. and Julia Cole Betz. Her marriage to Mr. Sharp took place about 35 years ago and since that time Mrs. Sharp had resided in this village.

Surviving are her husband; five sons, Clarence of Rochester, Kenneth of New York, and Raymond, Glendon and Ivan who reside at home; three daughters, Mrs. Raymond Connors of Watertown, Mrs. Raymond Nicols of South Hammond, Mrs. Leon Soper of Hammond, three sisters, Mrs. Charles Eldridge of Brier Hall (sic), Mrs. Mina Dunn of Rochester and Mrs. Elsie Westlake, of Pin Cap, Ont., and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., at the home. Rev. Frank Bennett, pastor of the local Methodist Episcopal church, will officiate. Interment will be in Pine View cemetery, town of Oswegatchie.

Typistís Note: 11 Jan. 1937 was handwritten at the top of Mrs. Sharpís obit.

 

WOMAN OUT OF CAST DAY DIES

MRS. NELLIE M. SHANNON SNELL, 67, EXPIRES

VERTEBRA HAD BEEN FRACTURED

But Heart Attack Causes Death----Suffered Fall Nov. 27 While Visiting Sister at Plessis and Had Been in Case Until Tuesday.

Plessis, Jan. 22. -- Mrs. Nellie M. Shannon Snell, 67, 176 South Main street, Albion, Orleans county, died here at the home of her sister, Mrs. Wava Ripley, Wednesday evening at 7:30 after a heart attack.

Mrs. Snell was a daughter of the late Andrew J. Shannon and Ruth Abbott Shannon of this vicinity. When a young girl she married Adelbert Snell of Orleans county and went there to make her home. Mr. Snell died four years ago.

Mrs. Snell had spent 14 winters in St. Petersburg, Fla. She came here to spend the holidays with her sister, Mrs. Ripley. She fell on Nov. 27 and fractured a vertebra and had been in a cast until Tuesday.

Mrs. Snell is survived by her sister, Mrs. Wava Ripley, Plessis; one brother, Fred Shannon, Redwood; one son, Oscar Snell, Elba; four grandchildren, Norma, Adelbert, Edwin and Marjorie Snell, Elba, and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Snellís eldest brother, Charles Nelson Shannon of Munsville, died just six weeks ago.

A prayer service was held at the home of her brother, Fred Shannon, on the Theresa-Redwood road at 2 this afternoon. Interment will be in Albion cemetery Saturday afternoon.

 

C. F. VANTASSEL, 80, ONCE A REDWOOD GLASS BLOWER, DIES

Theresa, Feb. 11. -- Charles F. VanTassel, 80, one of the last of the time (sic) glass blowers in the Redwood plant, died Wednesday afternoon after a brief illness.

The funeral will be held from the Charles A. Giltz funeral home on Saturday at 2 with burial in Oakwood cemetery here. Rev. U. B. Grant of the Methodist church here will officiate.

Mr. VanTassel was born in Three Rivers, Wis., July 23, 1856, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis VanTassel. When a youth he came east and went to Redwood where he followed his trade of glass blowing. Later he became a farmer in North Theresa. He was married in 1886 to Ella Brown.

He is survived by his wife, seven sons, Earl, Henry, Charles, Clinton and George of this town, David of Pamelia and William of Plessis; four daughters, Mrs. Annie Davis of Theresa, Mrs. George Debaucham of Long Island, Mrs. George Running of Alexandria Bay and Mrs. Carl Weldon of Theresa.

Mr. VanTassel attended the Methodist church.

 

ALBERT NORTON, AGED 86, DIES

HAD SUFFERED A STROKE ON JAN. 20

PROMINENT HAMMOND FARMER
Lives 61 Years on Farm Where He Died---Had Been Active and in Good Health Until Suffering Stroke---Funeral Monday

(Special to The Times.)

Hammond, Feb. 6. -- Albert Norton, 86, prominent citizen of this vicinity, died at his home, located about two miles south of this village, at 4:40 this morning following a stroke suffered on Jan. 20. He had been confined to his bed since.

Previous to that date, Mr. Norton had been in very good health and was very active. He assisted with various of the daily chore about the farm.

He was born on the Norton homestead, which is about one-fourth mile from his present residence, on June 20, 1850, the son of the late Jeremiah and Mary Ousterhout Norton. His early life was spent in this section.

He married Miss Susan M. Taylor of Hammond on Dec. 18, 1872. She died several years ago. Shortly after their union, the couple moved to Hammond where they lived for two years. They then moved to Wegatchie where they made their home for two years prior to returning to Hammond where they had since resided.

Mr. Norton was a member of the Hammond Methodist Episcopal church. For many years he was a member of the Order of Foresters of Hammond and of the Hammond Grange. During his affiliations with each society he served at one time in an official capacity.

He was a farmer all his life and lived on the farm where he died for the past 61 years.

The survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Phillip Wagner, who has always resided with him; Mrs. David Burns, Hammond; one grandson, Everett Burns; two grandchildren, Donald and Janice Burns, all of Hammond.

Funeral services will be held from the home Monday afternoon at 2. Rev. A. Day Rich, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church (sic). Burial will be made in Rarick cemetery at South Hammond.

Typistís Note: Feb. 6, 1936, was the handwritten date on Albert Nortonís obit.

 

MISS REGINA SCHNAUBER, 66, NOTES BIRTHDAY AT HER HOME

Redwood, March 6. -- Miss Regina Schnauber celebrated her 66th birthday Friday at her home on the Redwood-Ogdensburg road, Schnauberís Corners.

Miss Schnauber was born March 5, 1871, the daughter of William and Regina Reuffler Schnauber in the house where she now resides.

About 37 years ago, she moved with her parents to the village where she remained for 29 years. About eight years ago she returned to her farm.

She enjoyed good health until two years ago, when she suffered a shock Feb. 26. Since that time she has been confined to her bed. She is a charter member of Kirkland grange, No. 684, and member of St. Paulís Lutheran church.

 

Dr. George A. Coe, 81, Veteran Dentist, Dies

Death of Former Watertown and Theresa Resident Occurs at Fulton----Funeral Saturday.

Dr. George. A. Coe, 81, for 56 years a practicing dentist of Theresa and Watertown until his retirement five years ago, died at about 5:20 Wednesday afternoon at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Ray G. Pollard, 352 West Second street, Fulton, where he had been critically ill for about six weeks. Death was attributed to a stroke and the infirmities of old age.

News of the death of Dr. Coe was received from Mrs. Pollard by Dr. Coeís son, Dr. Glenn E. Coe, 924 Academy street.

The body will be brought to the home of his son here tonight. A Masonic funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 at the Dr. Glenn Coe home. Rev. E. E. Cheeseman of Philadelphia, retired Methodist Episcopal minister and close friend of the veteran dentist, will officiate. Burial will be made in the family plot at Theresa.

Dr. Coe, who since his retirement had resided part of the time with his son here and the rest of the time with his daughter at Fulton, suffered a stroke at his daughterís home Feb. 7 and since that time he had been critically ill there. His left side was paralyzed and his speech was impaired.

(A photo of Dr. George A. Coe was inserted within the text at this point.)

He was unconscious much of the time, although some times he rallied and indicated that he recognized his daughter. He had been blind for more than a year, having completely lost his sight because of infirmities. No hope had been held for his recovery since the time he suffered the stroke.

Dr. Coe had been in fairly good health before the time of his fatal illness, although about two years ago he was slightly injured in an automobile accident at Fulton. He was able to go out of doors daily for exercise even after he became blind, someone always accompanying him after he lost his sight.

Before his retirement, Dr. Coe was the oldest active dentist of Watertown and one of the oldest of northern New York.

From Family of Dentists

The doctor came from a family of dentists. His father, his son and a brother, Dr. David L. Coe, all chose to follow the same profession. The latter, who practiced at Theresa, died there in April, 1932.

Dr. George A. Coe was born at Theresa, Nov. 28, 1853, a son of Dr. Horace A. and Mary Etta Carpenter Coe. The father was born in Oneida county in 1827 and when he was ten moved with his parents to Ohio, but after the death of Horaceís father the family returned to Ridge Mills, N. Y.

Dr. Horace Coe then finished his education at the Whitestown seminary. For two years he taught school in Oneida county and then began the study of dentistry, later being graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery.

In 1849 he began the active practice of his profession in Theresa. (Typistís Note: A summary of Dr. Horace Coeís clients and Compend of Accounts from 1848 to 1870 may be seen online at: /dentist1.htm) The volume of his business increased to such an extent that he established branch offices in Depauville, Lafargeville, Alexandria Bay, Redwood, Philadelphia, Black River and Evans Mills, being the first dentist to locate north of the Black river in Jefferson county. He enjoyed a wide practice and at times the services of three men were required to aid him in his work.

Dr. Horace Coe instructed a number of students in dentistry at his offices. He was the owner of a fine 300-acre farm, which was devoted to dairying. He was a delegate to the state dental society for years and was a member of Theresa lodge, No. 174, F. & A. M.

Dr. Horace Coe in 1849 married Miss Mary Etta Carpenter, who was born in 1826 in Floyd, Oneida county, a daughter of David and Mary Gardner Carpenter.

Five children were born to Dr. and Mrs. Horace Coe: Mrs. Lodema Crabb of Cape Vincent; Dr. George A. Coe; Dr. David L. Coe, a graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery; Carrie, who became the wife of D. J. Alton of Antwerp, and Miss Ida J. Coe, who died in 1902. Dr. Horace Coe died in Augusta, Ga., in 1874, when he was only 47 years old.

David Carpenter, father of Mrs. Horace Coe, was a native of Oneida county and a farmer by occupation. He died at the age of 84 years. His wife, Mary Gardner Carpenter, was also a native of Oneida county and was a daughter of Daniel Gardner, a pioneer settler of that section of the state. The mother of Dr. George Coe was one of a family of 13 children.

Was Prepared for Law.

Dr. George Coe, the eldest son of the family, spent his early life in the town of Theresa, where he attended the common schools, completing his literary education at Falley seminary at Fulton. Dr. Horace Coe was determined that his son become a lawyer and not a dentist and so George A. Coe was sent to boarding school for three years. He had passed his entrance examinations for Yale to take up the law course, but he was determined to become a dentist.

He told his father of his ambition, and said that if his father would not permit him to study in the family office, he would go to the office of Dr. S. N. Robinson, then a dentist in Watertown, to study. The elder Coe finally relented, allowed the son to enter his office and then sent him to the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery at Philadelphia, Pa., now part of the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Coe, who was 17 when he began to study dentistry under his fatherís instruction, was graduated from the Pennsylvania dental college in 1874. At the time of his graduation he was 20 years and nine months old. There was a college rule that no one could receive a diploma until he was 21, but Dr. Coe allowed his whiskers to grow and his appearance was such that he was readily believed to be more than 21.

Six weeks before Dr. Coe was graduated from college his father died. The young doctor then returned to Theresa shortly after his graduation and began active practice in the town of Theresa and adjoining towns, continuing the long-established practice of his father. The senior Dr. Coeís dental practice was considered the oldest established in northern New York.

For 30 years, from 1874 to 1904, Dr. Coe followed his profession in the Theresa area. During that period the pioneer dentist was accustomed to driving to the villages of the Theresa territory to serve dentistry needs of that section of the county. Eight months of the years were spent in traveling to serve his patients of that region.

ďI had a long spring wagon and a good team of horses in those days,Ē recalled Dr. Coe at the time of his retirement, ďand the wagon carried my dental chair, three or four trunks of my equipment, my dental machine and all the necessary fixtures for my work. It took a good half day to unload the wagon when I arrived in town.Ē

For a time his brother, the late Dr. David L. Coe of Theresa, was associated with him, having given up his business as a merchant to become a dentist. He, like his father and his brother, was graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery. The other dentist in the family, Dr. Glenn E. Coe of this city, son of Dr. George Coe, is a graduate of the same institution.

Dr. Glenn Coe, who had begun the study of dentistry as a student in his fatherís office at Theresa, was graduated from dental college in 1900, the president of his class. Dr. George Coe had planned that his son should not continue the same itinerary he had for years followed. Consequently, on their way back from the graduation exercises at Philadelphia, Pa., they stopped in Watertown and the younger Dr. Coe purchased the practice of Dr. E. L. Sargent in the old Taggart building. There the son began his professional career.

The senior Dr. Coe came to Watertown to practice in 1904 and on Jan. 1 of that year admitted his son into partnership. Father and son practiced under the firm name of George A. & Glenn E. Coe with offices both in Watertown and Theresa. The son permanently remained in the local office in the Taggart building, while Dr. George Coe spent the first seven days of the month in the Theresa office and the remainder of the time in the Watertown office.

Partnership Dissolved.

The partnership consisting of father and son continued for about 14 years. Then they decided to have separate offices. The father continued to occupy the suite of offices in the Taggart building, which stood on the site of the present chamber of commerce building, while the son in March, 1918, moved to the Light & Power building.

In 1919 the Taggart building was burned to the ground. Much of Dr. Coeís equipment was destroyed in the disastrous fire, but he salvaged enough to sell the remainder for $400. He saved his diploma, the charred remnants being framed on the wall of his next office.

At that time a Dr. Wilbur of New York, a summer resident of the St. Lawrence river, had opened offices in the Elksí building here. Deciding to discontinue, he sold out to Dr. George Coe. The offices, consisting of eight rooms, was the largest dental suite in the city. There Dr. George Coe continued his profession until 1930 when he retired after 56 years of practice, disposing of his equipment and closing his suite of offices.

The son, Dr. Glenn Coe, is still practicing in the Light & Power building.

Since his retirement Dr. Coe resided with his daughter, Mrs. Ray G. Pollard, at Fulton, spending part of the time at the home of his son here.

Dr. George Coe inherited from his father his large farm at Theresa, which was devoted to dairying purposes and the breeding of high grade stock. Dr. Coe had had in his possession a large number of registered Holsteins and for many years dealt extensively in thoroughbred Berkshire hogs.

One of Countyís Oldest Masons.

Dr. Coe was a Democrat in politics. He was one of the oldest Masons in point of years of membership in Jefferson county, having joined Theresa lodge, No. 174, F. & A. M., when he had just passed his 21st birthday. He was also a member of Theresa chapter, R. A. M.; Watertown Commandery, No. 11, Knights Templar, and Media Temple, A. A. O. N. M. S. He had been placed on the honorary list of those bodies. Dr. Coe was one of the early members of the Jefferson County Dental society.

On June 7, 1876, Dr. Coe married Miss Jennie L. Landon, who was born at Belleville, N. Y., in July, 1856, but who moved to Theresa in early life. She was a daughter of Samuel G. and Elizabeth Hamilton Landon. Dr. and Mrs. Coe were married at Theresa by Rev. B. F. Wood. Before his marriage Mrs. Coe was a schoolteacher at Theresa and Lafargeville.

Dr. and Mrs. Coe had two children, Dr. Glenn E. Coe of this city and Florence E., wife of Ray G. Pollard of Fulton. Mrs. Coe died at the family residence then 1022 Boyd street, in June, 1913.

During the World war Drs. George and Glenn Coe offered their services as dentists to the government and volunteered to treat the teeth of any applicants for enlistment in the army who might otherwise have been rejected for defective teeth. At the time several applicants for the army had been rejected because their teeth were defective.

A firm adherent to physical culture, Dr. Coe celebrated his 70th birthday by walking 26 miles. Starting at 8 a.m. from his home, then 1102 Boyd street, he walked out State street for four miles until he reached the summit of the steep second State street hill and then started back. When he reached Public Square, he decided to walk for a few more miles so he continued down Court street, out Coffeen street and over the big hill and beyond the Jefferson County Tuberculosis sanatorium until he was tow and a half miles away from Public square.

Returning, he went to his office in the Elksí building. In the afternoon he duplicated his morningís performance. The State street hike was one of his favorites because the hill is a vantage point to view the city. In the evening he again walked to the crest of the same hill.

Never Owned An Automobile.

Dr. Coe never owned an automobile and had been a walker for 50 years. He began his habit of extensive walking for exercise when he started practicing dentistry at Theresa. His farm was three miles from the village and he walked to and from the office daily. He boasted that he walked from four to eight miles every day. His hikes of eight consecutive Sundays in the fall of 1923 rolled up a total of 150 miles, an average of more than 18 miles for each Sunday. Another of his boasts when he reached the 70-year mark was that he had not been away from his office 50 office days because of illness, attributing his good health to his habit of walking.

Fishing was one of his chief sources of recreation and during his vacations he spent the greater part of his time on fishing trips.

Deploring the riding habit of the younger generation and urging that there be more walking, the veteran dentist once remarked: ďLong life, barring accidents, is merely good health. Walking preserves and prolongs health.Ē

Dr. Coe was the last survivor of the family of Dr. and Mrs. Horace Coe. Surviving him, besides his son, Dr. Glenn Coe, city, and daughter, Mrs. Ray G. Pollard, Fulton, are a grandson and two great-grandchildren.

 

NATIVE OF PLESSIS DIES

Norman S. Hind, 76, Dies in Hospital In Wilmington, Del.

Norman S. Hind, 76, formerly of Plessis, died last Friday night at a Wilmington, Del., hospital after an illness from heart disease.

He was born in Plessis on February 8, 1858, a son of Joseph and Janette Shield Hind. In 1881 he married Miss Florence Tahash of Plessis. He was a charter member of the Plessis grange and treasurer of that body for 20 years.

Mr. Hind was always a farmer and spent most of his life on the Hind farm about one-half mile from Plessis on the Redwood road. This farm was owned and operated by the Hind family for three generations. Fifteen years ago he moved to Dover, Del.

Besides his wife he is survived by one son, Thornton Hind, Dover, Del. They accompanied the body here from Delaware, arriving Monday night. Mrs. Hind and her son are now at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Makepeace.

The funeral was held from Plessis Methodist Episcopal church Wednesday at 2 p.m., Rev. Allen Moore officiating. Burial was made in Brookside cemetery at Plessis.

The bearers were John Cline, G. A. Snell, H. L. Penn, Arthur Rowell and Claude Makepeace.

Typistís Note: 1935 was handwritten at the top of the Hind obit.

 

E. HAFFORD, REDWOOD DIES SUDDENLY

Former Redwood Resident Dies at Home of Sister-in-law In Theresa

Redwood: Edgar W. Hafford, age 76, a former Redwood resident died suddenly on Sunday evening, January 13th at the home of his sister-in-law, with whom he resided within Theresa. Mr. Hafford who had been shoveling the walks came into the house, took off his shoes and put on his house slippers, when he was stricken.

Mr. Hafford was born at Brownville on August 13, 1858, the son of Henry and Elmerva Wakefield Hafford. He was educated in the Redwood school and the Utica Commercial school.

He was one of three brothers, all of whom have died within the past nine months. Mr. Hafford was a member of Alexandria Lodge F. & A. M.

The funeral was held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Giltz funeral home in Theresa, Rev. C. E. Hastings of the M. E. church officiating. The body was placed in the Redwood vault, awaiting interment in the spring.

His only survivors are his sister-in-law, a nephew, Dr. Ralph Haffard (sic), Oneida and a niece, Mrs. Ona Hafford Haggert of Redwood.

Typistís Note: The date, January 1935, was handwritten at the top of Edgarís obit. On the same page is a second obit for Mr. Hafford - it follows.)

 

MAN DIES AFTER SHOVELING WALK

(Special to The Times.)

Theresa, Jan. 14. -- Stricken suddenly with a heart attack after he had finished shoveling the snow off the walk at the home of Mrs. Bessie Hafford, his sister-in-law, Main street, this village, where he resided, Edgar W. Hafford, 76, native of Brownville and former resident of Utica, dropped dead Sunday evening at 7:30.

Mr. Hafford came into the house and took off his boots. He had just put on his slippers when he was stricken.

Mr. Hafford was born, at Brownville on Aug. 13, 1858, a son of Henry and Elmerva Wakefield Hafford. He was educated at the Redwood schools and the Utica commercial school. He was an expert penman and worked as a sign painter in Utica for many years.

Four years ago he retired and moved back to the Hafford farm homestead at Redwood. Last fall he came to Theresa to reside.

He was one of three brothers, all of whom have died within the past nine months. The other brothers were Henry and Hiram Hafford.

Edgar Hafford was a member of the Alexandria Bay Masonic lodge.

The funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Giltz funeral home in this village, Rev. C. E. Hastings officiating. The body will be placed in the Redwood vault to await interment next spring.

His only survivors are his sister-in-law, a nephew, Dr. Ralph Hafford of Oneida, and a niece, Mrs. Ona Hafford Haggart of Redwood.

 

MISS LOUISE J. WADDELL DIES

ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF COMMUNITY CHEST
LOCAL WOMAN IS FOUND DEAD

Stricken at Apartment of Attorney E. H. Bennett and His Mother, Mrs. M. A. Bennett, Clayton---Death Due to Cerebral Hemorrhage.

Miss Louise J. Waddell, 47, of 512 Clay street, assistant secretary of the Watertown Community chest was found dead in bed about 7:30 Sunday morning at the apartment of Attorney Edward H. Bennett and his mother, Mrs. M. A. Bennett, in the Ellis block, at Clayton, where she had been spending the weekend.

Death was caused by a cerebral hemorrhage, Dr. John T. Fowkes, jr., of Clayton, who was summoned to the Bennett apartment by Mr. Bennett, said. The physician said that Miss Waddell had been dead for four or five hours.

District Attorney Howard B. Donaldson, who was notified of Miss Waddellís death by Dr. Fowkes, went to Clayton to investigate and appointed Dr. Fowkes as coronerís physician in the case. Dr. Fowkes said that she died in her sleep sometime after midnight. The doctor said he learned that Miss Waddell had been suffering from high blood pressure and that her blood pressure had for some time been more than 200.

The district attorney said Miss Waddell was apparently in her usual health when she retired Saturday night. He said that Miss Waddell had been under treatment by Watertown physicians for high blood pressure.

Miss Waddell had been identified with the Community chest since 1926 and through her work with the organization she became widely known in this city. She served as assistant first to the late Matthew M. Bagg, secretary of the chest, and then to the present secretary, Dewey H. Hurd, who succeeded Mr. Bagg.

She was born at Valparaiso, Ind., a daughter of William and Agnes Rae Waddell, and came to Watertown with her parents about 34 years ago. She attended the public schools of Watertown and then was graduated from the Northern Business college of this city, now the Watertown School of Commerce.

For about 15 years she was employed as bookkeeper by the A. Campbell & Company, dry goods firm which stood at 108 Court street. Later she was employed in the same capacity by Austin & Nichols, local wholesale grocery house. She entered the employ of the Community Chest nine years ago.

She was an active member of the Stone Street Presbyterian church, the Margaret Moody guild of the church, the Benevolent club and the Community Workers club.

Surviving her are two sisters, the Misses Lena A. and Catherine E. Waddell, 512 Clay street.

Funeral services will beheld Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 at the family home. Rev. Dr. Paul F. Boller, minister of the Stone Street Presbyterian church, will officiate. Burial will be made in North Watertown cemetery.

 

NATIVE OF PLESSIS DIES IN WEST

Plessis, Jan. 3. -- E. S. Hoyt, 73, of Des Moines, Ia., a native of this community, died Dec. 7, in a Sioux Falls, S. D. hospital, relatives here have been informed.

Mr. Hoyt and his wife had been visiting over Thanksgiving in Salem, S. D., with their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. John Smith, and were on their way home Dec. 7 when Mr. Hoyt was taken suddenly ill in Sioux Falls. Members of the Sioux Falls lodge of the Masonic fraternity of which Mr. Hoyt was a 32nd degree member came to their aid, and Mr. Hoyt was taken to the Sioux Falls hospital where a died a few hours later.

A Masonic escort accompanied the body to Des Moines where funeral services were held and burial made.

Mr. Hoyt was born in Plessis, the eldest son of the late Horace P. and Mary N. Hoyt. He married Miss Bird Chapin of Antwerp in 1886.

He was associated for a few years with his father in the lumber and building business here and then with Mrs. Hoyt went to Anita, Ia., and there engaged in the furniture and undertaking business. For a long period of yeas he had been a travelling salesman, making Des Moines his headquarters.

Surviving besides his wife and daughters, Mrs. Smith, are a son, Ralph Hoyt; a daughter, Mrs. A. Garner; an only sister, Mrs. Frank Parker; a niece, Mrs. E. Haas, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Carrie Hoyt, all of this vicinity.

Typist's Note: The year, 1934, was handwritten on the Hoyt obit.



Native of Redwood Dies in Ithaca

George H. Hartman, Brother of Mrs. Fred Rebscher, is Buried in Ithaca Sunday.

George H. Hartman, 74, of Ithaca and a native of Redwood, died Thursday evening, Feb. 25, after a brief illness.

Mr. Hartman was born in Redwood March 12, 1862, and when a young man went to Ithaca to work in a glass factory.

His interest in boat building soon associated him with the late Charles E. (Pop) Courtney, Cornell crew coach.

For several years Mr. Hartman built paper shells for the Big Red eights and later was associated with John Hoyle, who also built many of the Cornell boats.

Later he opened a machine shop of his own. He was of an inventive turn of mind and invented a wheel straightener about 15 years ago.

Several patents were obtained on the device, used to straighten wagon and carriage wheels. With the increase in the number of automobiles he changed the design so that it could be used for the smaller wheels also.

Besides his widow, he is survived by three sons, Jay Hartman of Boston, Mass., John and Robert Hartman, Ithaca; two daughters, Mrs. Fred Sperry of Boston, Mass., and Mrs. Wallace Davenport of Ithaca, and one sister, Mrs. Fred Rebscher of Redwood.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the Gilbert Funeral parlors in Ithaca with Rev. Henry P. Horton, pastor of St. Johnís Episcopal church officiating. Burial was made in Ithaca.

Typistís Note: The date, 25 Feb. 1937, was handwritten at the top of Mr. Hartmanís obit.

 

 

Wm. Blatz* Dies In Florida

Was a Former Resident of the Redwood Section---Funeral Held In Theresa With Burial in Redwood Cemetery.

Redwood: Word was received here last Thursday, February 25th of the death of William Blatz, age 80, at Kissimmee, Fla. Mr. Blatz was a former resident of this section.

He was born in Hessa, Darmstadt, Germany, and while a very young man came to this country, locating in this section. Here he met Miss Christa Giltz, sister of the late Adam Giltz, and they were married and located in the South Hammond farming section, where he became a man of considerable means. The Giltz home was the stone farmhouse at Alexandria Center, now owned by Henry Leonhardt.

Later in life Mr. Blatz moved to Spencerport near Rochester and conducted a fruit farm. After the death of Mrs. Blatz, 13 years ago, he went to Florida to reside, and where he has since made his home.

He is survived by three half brothers, George Leiterman of Carthage, Leonard Leiterman of Clayton, and Adams (sic) Leiterman of LaFargeville; one half sister, Mrs. George Loucks of Theresa; also several cousins. A relative in Rochester hearing of his serious illness, left for Florida and accompanied his body home.

The body arrived at the Giltz undertaking parlors in Theresa on Saturday, where his funeral was held at 2 p.m., with Rev. R. F. Renderson (sic), pastor of St. Paulís Lutheran church of this village, officiating. Burial was made in the family plot in the Redwood cemetery.

Typistís Note: *One could suggest that perhaps an error was made in the spelling of this deceasedís surname -- perhaps it was Baltz - more in keeping with a name common to the Germanic names of this section at the time. The date, Feb. 1937, was handwritten at the top of Mr. Blatzís obit.

 

MRS. CELIA B. CAPLES EXPIRES

WIDOW OF IRVING CAPLES DIES AT NEW BREMEN

LIFE LONG REDWOOD RESIDENT

Woman Dies at Home of Niece Where She Has Spent Past Four Winters---Suffered Broken Hip in Fall Last September.

(Special to The Times.)

Redwood, Feb. 16. -- Mrs. Celia Bogart Caples, 75, widow of Irving Caples, died Monday at 5:30 p.m. at the home of her niece, Mrs. Charles Meeker, New Bremen, after a long illness.

Last September Mrs. Caples fell at her home in this village and suffered a broken hip. She was taken to the Lewis County General hospital at Lowville where she was a patient for three months. Since that time her health had been impaired. She had been seriously ill for the past two weeks. Mrs. Caples and her half-sister, Mrs. Harriett Russell, had spent the past four winters with Mrs. Meeker.

Mrs. Caples was born at Lake of the Woods, town of Theresa, on March 10, 1861, a daughter of Arza and Harriett Ager Bogart. She was married to Irving Caples in Redwood in November, 1888. They engaged in farming in this vicinity until 30 years ago when they moved into this village. Mr. Caples died in 1913. After the death of her husband, her half-sister, Mrs. Harriett Russell, lived with her.

She was a charter member of the Kirkland grange, No. 684, of Redwood and a member of the Redwood Baptist church. She was church clerk from 1917 to 1933.

Besides her half-sister, Mrs. Russell, she is survived by a number of nephews and nieces. She was a sister of the late Dr. G. W. Bogart of New York city.

Funeral services will be held in Redwood Thursday at 1:30 p.m. but the place has not been decided definitely yet. Burial will be in Redwood cemetery.

Typistís Note: 15 Feb 1937 was handwritten at the top of Mrs. Caplesí obit.

 

L. J. GILTZ, 85, LONG ILL, DIES

(Special to the Times)

Theresa, March 11. -- Leonard J. Giltz, 85, died at his home at St. Lawrence Corners, town of Clayton, at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, following a long illness. He had resided at St. Lawrence Corners for the past three years.

Mr. Giltz had been a farmer in the vicinity of Theresa, Alexandria Bay and Clayton for many years. He would have been 86 years old had he lived until Saturday. He had been ill for the past two years.

He was born in Germany on March 13, 1851, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Giltz, who came to America in 1854, when he was three years old.

He married Miss Ida Waenor (?) of Alexandria Bay, who survives. He had been a member of the Clayton grange for over 30 years.

Surviving besides the widow are one son, Reginald M. Giltz, of Clayton; one grandson, Leonard J. Giltz, and two sisters, Mrs. Anna Plato and Miss Mary Giltz of Watertown.

Funeral services will be held on Mr. Giltzís birthday Saturday, with a prayer service at the home in St. Lawrence Corners at 12 noon and a service in the Giltz funeral home at Theresa at 2 p.m. Rev. Mr. Walker of Clayton (incomplete).

 

MISS OLIVE M. SIMONDS AND MERRILL CURTIS WED

Redwood, March 23. --- Miss Olive M. Simonds became the bride of Merrill Curtis in a ceremony performed by Rev. W. J. Charbonneau, pastor of St. Francis Xavier church on Saturday evening at 8. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. George Curtis of Watertown, brother and sister-in-law of the groom.

The bride was gowned in blue with matching accessories and wore a corsage of sweet peas and red roses. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Simonds of Watertown, former resident of Redwood. Mr. Curtis is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Curtis of Redwood.

Those present at the marriage ceremony were: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Curtis of Redwood, Mr. and Mrs. George Curtis, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Curtis, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Curtis and Mrs. Leslie Simonds all of Watertown.

The bridal couple will reside in Watertown.

 

Typistís Note: This scrapbook page had two additional columns of material which apparently did not copy. They were in the period of about February 1937.

 

MRS. MARTHA B. GUERNSEY DIES

(Special to The Times.)

Depauville, Feb. 11. -- Mrs. Martha Bass Guernsey, 74, widow of Eugene Guernsey, died Wednesday afternoon at 5:30 at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Jessie Schnauber, where she had resided for the past five weeks.

Mrs. Guernsey had spent practically her entire life at St. Lawrence where Mr. and Mrs. Guernsey operated a farm. She moved to Depauville from St. Lawrence.

She was born in the town of Clayton, July 12, 1862, a daughter of William and Sarah Whitney Bass. Her marriage to Eugene Guernsey took place Aug. 9, 1884, at Three Mile Bay. She was a member of the St. Lawrence grange and of the St. Lawrence Methodist Episcopal church.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Jessie Schnauber, of Depauville, Mrs. Rose Dwyer and Mrs. Florence Comins, both of St. Lawrence; one son, Harry Guernsey of Rochester; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. from the Schnauber home at Depauville and at 2:30 from the Methodist Episcopal church at St. Lawrence, Rev. Royal Fishbeck, pastor of the Clayton Methodist Episcopal church, officiating. Burial will be made in St. Lawrence cemetery.

 

MISS ARSULA A. SHAW IS BRIDE

Clayton, April 19. -- Miss Arsula A. Shaw, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Shaw of St. Lawrence and Harold C. Schmitte, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schmitte of Clayton Center, were married at the home of the brideís parents at 8 Saturday evening.

The Rev. Royal B. Fishbeck officiated. The couple was attended by Miss Fern Blanchard of Lafargeville and Clarence Schmitte, brother of the bridegroom. The bride wore a gown of white satin chiffon.

A wedding supper was served at the home. The guests present were: Mrs. and Mrs. Albert Shaw and daughter, Leola, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schmitte, Clarence, Glen and Loren Schmitte, Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Giltz and son, Leonard, Mr. and Mrs. Clark Dano and family, Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Ingerson and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Brigham, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Brown and daughter, June, Albert Joles, Mr. and Mrs. Roland Shaw and daughter, Marion, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Shaw and Mr. and Mrs. William Conant.

 

C. G. HENRY, 54, THERESA, DIES

Theresa, March 12. -- Charles G. Henry, 54, well known merchant, fur buyer and promoter of this village, died at his home in the Henry block at Monday after a lingering illness of several months. Death was due to a complication coming from intestinal trouble.

He was born in Park avenue in this village Aug. 14, 1880, a son of Goodrich and Alice S. Henry. His father was one of the old-time tin peddlers and had located in Theresa village as a merchant a short time before. Goodrich Henry held the record for having his business in the same location, corner of Main and Commercial streets for the longest of any business man of Theresa. Charles grew up in the store and fur business and greatly enlarged the fur buying, going through Canada each spring in search of fur. The firm of Henry and Son was the largest fur dealers (sic) of the locality. He later operated a motion picture theatre. About a quarter of a century ago he started plans for a summer resort near Kelsey bridge and on the banks of Indian river at that locality built a large dance hall. He outfitted the place with merry-go-rounds, water sheds, cottages and play grounds. Poor health came some years ago and he gradually reduced his activities. He closed his theatre, the summer resort and last fall sold out his stock of merchandise. He has been confined to the house since last fall. He was a member of the first running team of the organized Theresa fire department.

Mr. Henry 25 years ago married Lottie Howard of Antwerp.

According to his request his funeral services will be held from the Giltz funeral home at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, with Rev. John Stoddard officiating. Burial will be made in the family plot in Oakwood cemetery.

 

MRS. HERMAN A. SPIES EXPIRES

PROPRIETOR OR ARCADE BEAUTY SHOPPE

UNDERWENT TWO OPERATIONS

Mrs. Spies Had Been a Resident of This City Since 1927---Funeral Services at Redwood Tuesday Afternoon.

Mrs. Laura Barbara Margaret Warnick Spies, 41, wife of Herman A. Spies, 16 Paddock Arcade, and proprietor of the Arcade Beauty Shoppe, died at 3:30 Saturday afternoon in the House of the Good Samaritan, where she had been a patient since March 14.

Mrs. Spies had undergone two operations, both for the removal of hr gall bladder and for adhesions, and four blood transfusions. She had been in poor health all winter.

The first transfusion was performed March 16. The first operation followed two days later. A few days later she had another transfusion. The second operation was performed Saturday morning. The third and fourth blood transfusions were performed before and after the operation Saturday.

Mrs. Spies was born at Frankenmuth, Mich., near Detroit, April 23, 1895, a daughter of John and Katherine Knoellinger Warnick. Her public school education was received at Frankenmuth and she also completed a business course at Saginaw, Mich.

She worked as a beautician in Detroit and New York before coming to Watertown from Detroit in the summer of 1927. For about six months she was manager of the Woodruff Hotel Beauty Parlor. Nine years ago she bought the beauty shop at 16 Paddock Arcade from the late Benjamin O. Green and had since owned and operated the business. The family had also resided at that address.

She studied beauty culture at the McCabe School of Beauty Culture in Detroit, receiving a diploma from that institution in January, 1924. She was also a graduate of the Eugene Method of Permanent Waving, receiving a certificate from Eugene, Ltd., New York, in 1925 for having completed a course of study there.

On Sept. 28, 1929, she was married to Herman A. Spies of Watertown in the Evangelical Concordia Lutheran church here. Rev. Frederick K. Vogt, pastor of the church, performed the ceremony.

Mrs. Spies was a member of St. Paulís Lutheran church of Redwood.

Surviving her, besides her husband, are six sisters, Mrs. Adam Weiss and Mrs. Traugott Herzog, Frankenmuth, Mich., Mrs. Edwin Schlefer and Mrs. Herbert Schleier, Millington, Mich., Miss Lillian Warnick, city, and Mrs. Allen Ball, Brownville, and two brothers, Albert Warnick, Brownville, and Martin Warnick, Frankenmuth.

A private prayer service was held at 3 this afternoon at the William R. Box companyís parlors. Rev. F. K. Vogt officiated. After the service the body was taken to the Spies homestead at Redwood.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in St. Paulís Lutheran church, Redwood. Rev. Richard F. Henderson, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. Mr. Vogt, will officiate. Burial will be made in the Redwood cemetery.

 

PETER HAAS, 83, THERESA, DIES

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD TODAY AT DAUGHTERíS HOME

WAS IN THRESHING BUSINESS

Veteran Farmer Who Helped Lay Rails For Theresa-Hammond Section of Railroad in 70ís Expires of Ailments Attributed to Old Age.

Theresa, No. 10. -- Peter Haas, 83, well known farmer of this section, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Louise Haas Shurtleff, on the Philadelphia road near Shurtlettís Corners Saturday afternoon. Death was attributed to a general breakdown. Mr. Haas assisted in laying rails when the Theresa-Hammond portion of the railroad was built in the early 1870ís. He was long in the threshing business and operated machines in Orleans and the Hammond-Alexandria section.

He was born in Orleans, near Lafargeville, on Jan. 7, 1853. His parents were Peter and Margaret Geieg (sic) Haas. His father was a native of Hessen Darmstadt, Germany.

He married Elizabeth Betz of Redwood and began faming on the Adam Snell farm in Orleans. Later they moved near Redwood and still later to the Loren Shurtleff farm on the Philadelphia road where they resided for 30 years. For a time they resided on Pleasant street, Leray, but returned to the Shurtleff place.

As a thresher he was associated with Leonard Flath of Alexandria. He was eldest in a large family and the last to go. He was a member of St. Paulís Lutheran church at Redwood.

He is survived by his wife and two children, Mrs. Louise Shurtleff of the Philadelphia road and a son, Harry, of the same section.

The funeral was held from the home of his daughter today at 2. Rev. Richard F. Henderson of the Redwood Lutheran church officiated, assisted by Rev. G. G. Upham of the Baptist church, Philadelphia. Burial was in Redwood.

Typistís Note: 7 Nov. 1936 was handwritten at the top of Mr. Haasís obit.

 

MRS. LUCETTA C. FREEMAN, 83, DIES

(Special to The Times.)

Port Leyden, Dec. 30. --- Mrs. Lucetta Card Freeman, 83, widow of Nathaniel Freeman, died Tuesday at her home on the Alexandria Bay-Redwood road, about five miles from this village, after an illness with pneumonia and infirmities of old age.

She was born in Moscow, Canada, on Jan. 8, 1853, the eldest of seven children of George and Louis Abel Card. She came to this country in early life and was married to Mr. Freeman on Nov. 9, 1882. They spent most of their married life on the farm near this village. He died in February, 1934.

The survivors are one son, Clarence; one daughter, Clara, both at home, and four brothers, two of Michigan and two of Canada.

The funeral will be held from the Alexandria Bay Methodist Episcopal church Friday at 2 p.m., Rev. W. D. Aubrey officiating. Burial will be in the Redwood cemetery.

 

JOHN FREDERICK, AGED 75, EXPIRES

OVER-EXERTION AFTER PUSHING CAR IS FATAL

RESIDENT OF SOUTH HAMMOND

Glassblower, Native of Redwood, Dies in Arms of Daughter After Attempting to Push Car Off Ice on Garage Floor---Masonic Services to Be Held Thursday.

(Special to The Times.)

Hammond, Dec. 9. --- Stricken with a stroke after an unsuccessful attempt to push his car off a layer of ice on the garage floor, John Frederick, 75, retired glass blower of South Hammond, died Tuesday afternoon at 2 in the arms of his daughter, Mrs. Thomas Fox, with whom he had resided for the past year. Mr. Frederick had been active, but in declining health for a year.

Mr. Frederick had intended to visit his brother-in-law, Robert Smith, who resides a short distance away, and went to the garage to get his car. The car slipped on ice on the garage floor, and he attempted to push it over the obstruction. Failing, he called his son-in-law, Mr. Fox, who jacked the car up and freed it from the ice. Mr. Fox said that he noticed his father-in-law breathing heavily when he arrived to help.

About a minute later Mr. Frederick pitched forward on his face. His daughter was summoned and the two raised him up but he died in her arms. A physician declared he had suffered a stroke.

Mr. Frederick was born in Redwood on Feb. 24, 1871, the son of Michael and Elizabeth Flath Frederick. His early life was spent in Redwood, where he followed his fatherís occupation, that of glass-blowing. He followed this trade in Ithaca, Syracuse and in Pennsylvania at various times.

On June 22, 1887, he married Miss Agnes Craig Smith in Morristown. About 40 years ago he moved with his family to Hammond. His wife died several years ago, and he later married Mrs. Emma Decker of Hammond, who died about a year ago.

He was a member of Hammond lodge, F. & A. M., of which he was senior warden the past year. He was an officer of the grange and a trustee of the Presbyterian church. He was the last of a family of seven.

Besides his daughter, he is survived by two sons, Edward Frederick of Watertown and Raymond Frederick of Hammond; four grandchildren, Mrs. Maynard Workman and Robert Frederick of Watertown and Miss Agnes Frederick and Virginia Fox of Hammond.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 from the home of his daughter, Rev. Garner S. Odell, pastor of the Presbyterian church, will officiate. The Masonic service will be conducted by Charles E. Denner. The bearers will be members of the Masonic lodge, Robert Elethorp, William Jaquith, Murray Harvey, Herbert Phillips, George Grant and Murray Norton.

Burial will be in Rarick cemetery, South Hammond.

 

H. E. CASWELL, 46, TAKES OWN LIFE

OUT OF WORK SINCE LIVING IN CLAYTON

FORMER RESIDENT OF PLESSIS

Body of Man Discovered By Wife When She Returns Home From Work For Lunch---Fired Charge From Shotgun Into Heart.

(Special to The Times)

Clayton, Dec. 15. --- Harry Earl Caswell, 46, of 406 State street, this village, formerly of Plessis, ended his own life at his home this morning by firing a charge from a single barrel 16-guage (sic) shotgun into his heart.

Caswell, who spent his life in the vicinity of Plessis where he was a farmer and laborer, had been unemployed since ha and his family moved here about a year ago.

Mrs. Caswell left the house about 7 this morning to go to her work at the Warner Knitting plant. Their daughter, Eva, aged about 18, left for high school shortly before 9. The body was discovered in the bathroom of their home by Mrs. Caswell when she returned home for lunch shortly after noon.

She immediately called Dr. John T. Fowkes, jr., and Don Brabant, local police officer, investigated. According to Dr. Fowkes, the man apparently took his life about 10 a.m. while he was alone in the house. District Attorney Howard B. Donaldson of Watertown was notified and he appointed Dr. Fowkes to act as coronerís physician.

Mr. Caswell was born in the town of Alexandria on March 11, 1890, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Horace Caswell. Nineteen years ago he married Miss Mabel Sprague. They lived on farms in the vicinity of Plessis until coming here a year ago.

The survivors are the widow and the one daughter, his father, Horace Caswell, and two brothers, Floyd of Plessis and Edwin Caswell of Lafargeville.

Typistís Note: The year, 1936, was handwritten on Mr. Caswellís obit.

 

MISS BROWN WED TO DONALD WHITE

(Special to The Times.)

Alexandria Bay, April 14. -- Miss Helen E. Brown, daughter of Captain and Mrs. George W. Brown of this village, and Donald White, son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd O. White of Redwood, were quietly married at 8:15 this morning at Black River.

The ceremony was performed at the parsonage of the Methodist Episcopal church of that village by Rev. O. E. Raymond, pastor of the church. Mr. and Mrs. Ellis White, of Hudson, N. Y., brother and sister-in-law of the bridegroom, attended them.

Immediately after the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. White left on a wedding trip to the southern part of the state and upon their return in a week will reside at Redwood.

Mrs. White was born in this village and was educated in the local public schools, including the high school. Mr. White, a native of Redwood, was educated in the schools of Redwood, where he attended high school. He is associated with his father in the hardware and plumbing business at Redwood.

Typistís Note: The year, 1936, was handwritten at the top of the Brown-White write-up.

 

B. MASON LADD TO TAKE BRIDE

LEAVES FOR SYRACUSE FOR WEDDING CEREMONY

FORMER POSTOFFICE EMPLOYE

Mrs. Elizabeth Mae Allen Clickner Will Be Bride---Will Leave For Florida on Wedding Trip.

Mrs. Elizabeth Mae Allen Clickner, 49, 626 Washington street, and Bodsel Mason Ladd, 69, 204 Sterling street, left this morning for Syracuse where their marriage will take place. The couple will continue to Washington, D.C., where they will spend a few days before leaving for Florida where they plan to remain until spring.

The couple obtained a marriage license late Monday afternoon at the office of the city clerk. The marriage will be the second for both. Mr. Ladd and his first wife were granted a divorce in October, 1929, at Minneapolis, Minn. Mrs. Clickner is a widow.

Mrs. Clickner is the widow of Robert T. Clickner who died April 15. The late Mr. Clickner was a well known traveling salesman and represented the Colonial Salt company of Akron, O.

Mrs. Clickner was born in this county, a daughter of Harvey and Amelia Shaver Allen. She is the step-mother of Mrs. M. A. Smith of this city.

Mr. Ladd was employed for 43 years at the local postoffice and retired under the pension system in April, 1932. For 21 years before his retirement he was in charge of the registry work at the postoffice.

He was the first mounted mail carrier in Watertown and delivered mail to the manufacturing wholesale concerns here riding horseback. He commenced his mounted mail route Dec. 1, 1889, riding a horse for about ten years. At the time of his retirement Mr. Ladd said that the manufacturing and wholesale business places got good mail service in those days as he had good fast horses and that he made fast time through the city streets which were mostly dirt roads in those days. In 1911 he began his work as registry clerk.

Mr. Ladd was born in the village of St. Lawrence, a son of Alexander and Octavia Tuttle Ladd.

 

MISS GERTRUDE DYER WEDS

The wedding of Miss Gertrude Dyer, 716 Davidson street, and Charles P. Barrett of Deferiet was solemnized Saturday morning at 8 at the Church of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart. Rev. John J. Quinn, assistant pastor, performed the ceremony.

The couple was attended by Mr. and Mrs. Francis A. Dyer of Fulton, brother and sister-in-law of the bride. A wedding breakfast was served at the Dyer home at the close of the church ceremony.

The bride wore a coronation blue velvet gown with hat to match and a corsage of violets and gardenias. Mrs. Barrett was born at Redwood, a daughter of George and Anna Connolly Dyer. She has been employed in the office at the Frank A. Empsall & Company for the past twelve years.

Mr. Barrett was born at Pittston, Pa., a son of Michael and Anna Rea Barrett. He is employed at the St. Regis Paper Company at Deferiet.

 

75th Anniversary of the Redwood Church Observed

Four Generations Present For Unusual Baptismal Service

By ERNEST G. COOK.

Redwood, Nov. 16. -- St. Paulís Evangelical Lutheran church in this village celebrated its 75th anniversary of the dedication of the building Sunday with a congregation in attendance that overflowed the spacious auditorium and filled seats in the balcony.

The special speaker for the service was the Rev. Dr. Ellis Burgess, D. D., LL. D., of New York city, president of the United Lutheran Synod of New York state. He took for his text the fourth verse of the 84th Psalm, ďBlessed are they that dwell in thy house; they will be still praising thee.Ē After recalling the spirit of the pioneers who founded the church and the struggles they had to obtain a house for worship, Dr. Burgess continued that the third and fourth generations were still praising God and filling the enlarged church building in Redwood, showing the vitality of the Christian religions--especially that of the faithful fathers and mothers.

The service opened with the organ prelude after which Rev. Richard F. Henderson, pastor, announced the opening hymn, written by a great Lutheran clergyman, with the opening line reading: ďRise ye children of salvation.Ē After the regular liturgical service the congregation united in singing ďMy Church, My Church, my dear old church, my fatherís and my own.Ē

There was a special number by the choir and then there came the much looked for event of the day---the service when Roger Carlisle, ten-months old son of Arthur and Margaret Carlisle, was presented for baptism. Interest centered in this because when the church was dedicated on Nov. 17, 1861, Margaret Bickelhaupt was presented by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Bickelhaupt, for baptism. Mrs. Margaret Bickelhaupt Offerberth is still alive, in good health and residing in Redwood.

Roger is her great grandson and it was a most unusual event in that members of four generations of the family were present. Besides Mrs. Hofferberth there were present Mrs. Ina Hofferberth Shultz, her daughter; and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Carlisle, parents of the boy. Mrs. Carlisle is Mrs. Shultzís daughter.

The service of baptism was performed by Rev. Richard F. Henderson, pastor, assisted by Dr. Burgess. Dr. Burgess mentioned at the service that it was an unusual sight and that only once before had he seen one similar.

As soon as the service was over the congregation united in singing, ďAbide With Us, Our Saviour.Ē

Dr. Burgess stationed himself at the entrance door to give Christian greetings to all who passed out. (sic) A photograph was taken of the four generations of the family appearing in the baptismal service. (that photo was included on the page - legend at the close of this write-up)

While the church building was dedicated 75 years ago, it was just 50 years ago that the building was enlarged by extending the altar part of the building out 22 feet, with other improvements at that time. Later a pipe organ was installed and memorial windows placed and it is interesting to note that many of the pioneer workers were remembered by these memorials. There are windows for: Lewis King and family, Christian Ahles and family, Adam Stein and family, Peter Bickelhaupt and family, George Flath, Leonhard (sic) Bickelhaupt and family, Felix Engwaser (sic) and family, William Spies and family, H. L. Getman, Phillip Hofferberth and family, John Hartman and family. Philip Quencerís memorial is at the altar part of the church.

As soon as these services were over Dr. Burgess and Rev. Mr. Henderson hrried to Orleans Four Corners where Dr. Burgess addressed the Sunday school and preached at the regular service, using Isaiah 55, 13th verse.

On Saturday afternoon Dr. Burgess held a meeting at the Black Lake Lutheran church. On Saturday evening the members of the church councils of the Redwood and Orleans churches with the Redwood Sunday school superintendent, Albert King, joined in an informal reception to Rev. Dr. Burgess, the reception being held at the home of the pastor with his family assisting.

At the Redwood services Sunday were delegations from Watertown, Canton, Hammond, Brier Hill, Plessis, Lafargeville, Omar, Alexandria Bay, Fishers Landing, Theresa, and several other more distant points, including Syracuse.

St. Paulís Lutheran church has received many special gifts from members and societies, a number in memory of former workers. The building is unusually well kept and it has a flourishing Sunday school.

(Included on this page was a photo, ďFOUR GENERATIONS AT ANNIVERSARY BAPTISM,Ē taken by Wm. Tenney, Theresa. The narrative under the photo follows:

Mrs. Margaret Bickelhaupt Hofferberth, Redwood, baptized at the dedication of the Redwood Lutheran church on Nov. 17, 1861, was present when her great-grandson, Roger Carlisle, was baptized at the 75th anniversary service at the church on Sunday. Four generations of her family were present. They are shown above in a picture taken on the steps of the church Sunday.

In the picture, reading left to right, are: Mrs. Margaret Shultz Carlisle of Fishers Landing, holding her son, Roger; Mrs. Ina Hofferberth Shultz, Lafargeville, the grandmother, and Mrs. Hofferberth, great-grandmother.)

 

MRS. MILDRED E. HAAS, 70, EXPIRES

Mrs. Mildred E. Haas, 70, Evans Mills, widow of Harvey G. Haas, died at 9 a.m. today in the House of the Good Samaritan. She had been ill for some years and a hospital patient since May 19.

Mrs. Haas was born in Theresa, March 26, 1877, the daughter of Cyrus and Kate Mellon Howland. Her parents died when she was six years old, and she lived with her uncle, Walter Howland, Evans Mills. She attended Watertown High school and Ives Seminary, Antwerp.

In 1910 she was married to Harvey G. Haas, Evans Mills, who died in 1929. Since the time of her marriage Mrs. Haas has been a resident of Evans Mills. She was a member of St. Andrewís Episcopal church, Evans Mills, the Prisgah chapter, O.E. S., and the Trinity White Shrine of Watertown.


Mrs. Haas is survived by a son, Roger V. Haas, Evans Mills, proprietor of the H. G. Haas and Son Milling Corporation; a brother, Frederick W. Howland, Syracuse, and a sister, Mrs. Agnes Sweet, Black River.

Funeral services will be held from the Evans Mills home at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, with the Rev. Norman McCain, Copenhagen, officiating. Burial will be in the family plot in the Evans Mills cemetery.

 

MRS. DWIGHT J. GATES, 57, DIES

ANGINA PECTORIS FATAL AFTER 2-WEEK ILLNESS

WIFE OF REDWOOD STOREKEEPER
Native of Redwood, Mrs. Gates Spent Entire Life There with Exception of a Few Years During Early Married Life---Funeral Service Saturday.

(Special to The Times.)

Redwood, Sept. 2. -- Mrs. Clara Mary Failing Gates, 57, wife of Dwight J. Gates, died at 7 this morning at her home after an illness of two weeks with angina pectoris. Her husband, proprietor of the local general store, and her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Gladys Gates, were with Mrs. Gates at the time of her death.

Mrs. Gates was born in Redwood Sept. 6, 1880, daughter of Walstein and Martha Thompson Failing. She was married at her parentsí home here to Mr. Gates Nov. 21, 1900, by Rev. Mr. Whinney, then rector of St. Peterís Episcopal church here.

Mr. and Mrs. Gates, after their marriage, lived a few years at Carthage and Benson Mines, returning to Redwood 30 years ago and operating a general store here since that time.

Mrs. Gates was a former member of the local Rebekah lodge and was noble grand in 1926. She also was a member of St. Peterís church and its altar guild and church service league.

 

Surviving besides her husband are one son, Harry Gates; three grandchildren, Betty, Eleanor and Roger Gats, and one brother, Herbert Failing of Natural Bridge.

The funeral will be held from the home at 2 p.m. (E.S.T.) Sunday, with Rev. Earl Worden, rector of St. Peterís church, officiating. Interment will be in the Redwood cemetery.

 

LOIS M. PURDEY, THERESA, TO WED

CEREMONY TO BE HELD AT PURDEY HOME

TO INSTRUCTOR AT CORNELL

Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. D. Purdey of Theresa, State 4-H Worker, Will BE Married to John I. Shafer, Jr., Native of South Bend, Ind.

Theresa, Sept. 17. --- In a ceremony at 2:30 this afternoon at the home of the brideís parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. D. Purdey, West Theresa road, Miss Lois Marion Purdey, state 4-H worker, will become the bride of John Irwin Shafer, jr., Ph.D., botany research instructor of Cornell university.

John Hiller of Oregon, a college friend of the bridegroom, will be best man, and the attendant for the bride will be Miss Iris Trump of the Geneva High school staff. The wedding music will be played by Allen Brown, Mayfield. Rev. G. E. Durham, student pastor of the Fist Methodist church, Ithaca, of which the bride is a member, will officiate.

Miss Purdey will wear white mousseline de sole with veil and will carry white roses. The bridesmaidís dress will be aqua silk organdie. Her flowers will be yellow roses. Directly following the wedding ceremony a luncheon will be served at the brideís home.

Miss Purdey, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. D. Purdey, was graduated from Theresa High school as valedictorian of the class of 1930. She was graduated from Cornell in 1934 and received her masterís degree in 1936. She became associate county 4-H director and is now in charge of the 4-H nutrition science for the state.

Mr. Shafer is a native of South Bend, Ind., son of Mr. and Mrs. John Shafer. He was graduated from the South Bend High school in 1927. He was graduated from Dartmouth in 1933. He took special work in Cornell, receiving his degree of doctor of philosophy in 1936.

After a brief wedding trip the couple will be at home after Oct. 1 at Forest Home, Ithaca. Both will continue their work.

The wedding guests will include Mr. and Mrs. John I. Shafer, Miss Gertrude Shafer, Miss Gertrude Myers and E. R. Austin of South Bend, Ind.; Mrs. Sadie Curtis of Elkhart, Ind.; Miss Dorothy Greey (sic), Amityville, L. I.; Rev. and Mrs. C. E. Durham, Ithaca; Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Bellenger, Watertown; Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Timerman and Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Wagner of Lafargeville, and Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Schell, of Evans Mills.

Note: Individual photos of Miss Lois M. Purdey and John I. Shafer, Jr. were placed with the Purdey-Shafer write-up.

 

MRS. JENNIE T. LILLIE, 70, DIES

Theresa, Sept. 13. -- Mrs. Jennie Timmerman Lillie, 70, died suddenly at her home in Riverside avenue, this village, at 7:30 a.m. today from a heart disease attack.

She had been about the village until about ten days ago when she suffered a fainting spell that caused her to remain indoors. This morning the family were about as usual and Mrs. Lillie seemed to be resting quietly. Soon afterward she seemed to have difficulty in breathing and Dr. Byron Haskin was summoned but she had died before he reached the place.

She was born in what is known as the Backus Settlement in Alexandria in July, 1868, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Horace Timmerman. Her early life was spent there and in Orleans. She was twice married, first to Herman House who for a long term of years conducted the store at Orleans Four Corners and was postmaster, his wife being his assistant. Closing out their store they retired to this village to reside, buying a home on Riverside avenue where she had since made her home. He died several years ago and later she married to Clinton Lillie of this village. His death occurred three years ago.

She was the last of the family and there remain no brothers or sisters. There are two nieces and a nephew, Mrs. Harry Y. Stone of Watertown, Mrs. Mable Schell of Leray and Clarence Timmerman of Philadelphia. There were no children, but the late Mrs. Ruth Mattison Hartman, was brought up in the family.

She was a member of the Methodist church and of the Optimistic lass of the church.

Typistís Note: A Rootsweb posting of this obit (in part) reveals the year of death to have been 1938.

 

 

PAMELIA WOMAN, AGED 88, EXPIRES

FOUND DEAD IN HOME WHERE SHE LIVED ALONE

MRS. KATHERINE DICKHAUT

Widow of George Dickhaut Found Dead in Bed By Neighbor Who Came to Prepare Her Breakfast---Native of Germany, She Had No Relatives in U. S.

(Special to The Times)

Orleans Four Corners, Sept. 7. --- Mrs. Katherine Dickhaut, 88, was found dead in bed about 6:30 this morning at her home here, where she had lived alone the past six years.

A neighbor, Adam Flath, who cared for Mrs. Dickhautís home, found her when he went into the house to start a fire and get Mrs. Dickhautís breakfast. Mr. Flath summoned Dr. John E. Jones of Evans Mills, who pronounced death due to a heart attack. Mrs. Dickhaut had been dead only a few hours.

Mrs. Dickhaut had been in apparent good health previous to her death. Mr. Flath saw her walking in her yard between 4 and 5 yesterday afternoon and another neighbor heard her radio playing early in the evening.

Mrs. Dickhaut was a native of Germany, born April 9, 1850. She came to this country about 70 years ago and lived at Theresa, Orleans and Lafargeville before coming to Pamelia our Corners nine years ago.

She was married three times. About 1900, after the death of her second husband, Jacob Stark, she was married to George Dickhaut, a farmer of this section. Mr. Dickhaut died nearly 14 years ago. Mrs. Dickhautís first two husbands were cheesemakers.

There are no survivors in this country, Mrs. Dickhaut never having had children. Her relatives in Europe are unknown here and she long ago ceased to communicate with them.

The funeral will be held from the Giltz funeral home at Theresa Friday afternoon at 2, with Rev. Richard F. Henderson, Lutheran church pastor of Redwood, officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery, Theresa.

 

W. S. BROWN, 81, THERESA, DIES

Theresa, Sept. 26. --- William s. Brown, 81, who had been ill for several weeks, died at his home in Park street, this village, at 5:15 Saturday afternoon.

The funeral services were held from the home here this afternoon at 1:30, with burial in his family plot in Adams Center. The services were conducted by Rev. David T. Owens, pastor of the Baptist church in Philadelphia, of which Mr. Brown was a member. He was assisted by Rev. Frank Brown, pastor of the Methodist church at Dekalb Junction.

Mr. Brown was born on Nov. 11, 1856, in the Antwerp section and was one of ten children. His parents were William and Jane Smith Brown. When a young man he went west where he remained for several years. Returning he married for his first wife, Mary Klock of Antwerp, the marriage taking place at Oxbow Nov. 8, 1884. He resided for a time on a farm at Bentleyís Corners and in 1917 sold his farm to come to this village. In 1919 they moved to Adams Center where he built a home. Mrs. Brown died there in 1927. He resided there five years more and on Nov. 30, 1932, he married Mrs. Ada Neuroth of this village and they came here to reside.

Surviving are his wife, two brothers, John and David of this place; three sisters, Nina Bailey of Calcium, Ella VanTassel of Redwood, and Mary Fox of Theresa. There are a number of nieces and nephews. Besides following the occupation of a farmer, Mr. Brown was a carpenter and also a real estate broker for a time.

 

WOMAN, AGED 83, REDWOOD, DIES
(Special to The Times.)


Redwood, Sept 23.- Mrs. Alice Adelaide Bertram, 83, widow of Edward Bertram, died at 7 this morning at her home in this village after an illness of six months with infirmities. Her daughter, Miss Sarah Bertram, and her brother, Frank Pierce, resided with her.

The woman was born in the town of Theresa on Nov 13, 1854, a daughter of Lambert and Angeline Sayles Pierce. She was married to Edward Bertram on Dec 13, 1876, and following the ceremony they went to the town of Theresa where they resided for eight years. Then 54 years ago they purchased the homestead at Goose Bay. They came to Redwood to reside 20 years ago, purchasing the Lang home where they resided until death. Mr. Bertram died Jan 1, 1924.

Mrs. Bertram was a member of the Kirkland grange, No 684; Redwood Methodist Episcopal church and the Pastorís society of the church.

The survivors are her one daughter, Miss Sarah Bertram; two sons, Edward and Edson Bertram, twins, and one brother, Frank Pierce, all of Redwood.

Funeral services will be held from the home Sunday at 2:30 pm, Rev Louis Bruce, pastor of the Redwood Methodist Episcopal church, officiating, and burial will be in the Redwood cemetery.

Typistís Note: The year, 1936, was handwritten above this obit. However, a posting on Rootsweb, of the same obit, indicates the obit was presented 23 Sept in the year, 1938!!!!

 

WIDOW OF F. V. BUSH, 79, DIES

WAS STRICKEN WITH HEART ATTACK WEDNESDAY

DEATH OCCURS IN ROCHESTER
Mrs. Kittie A. Bush Was Born Near Clayton and Lived the Greater Part of Her Life in This City---Her Husband Was a Grocer Here.

Mrs. Kittie A. Bush, 79, of 30 Goodwill street, Rochester, former resident of Watertown and widow of Fred V. Bush, who was for a long period a prominent grocer here, died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George E. Hayes, Rochester, with whom she resided.

Mrs. Bush was suddenly stricken with a heart attack on Wednesday, but on Thursday her condition seemed to be improving and she was able to be around the house. Her condition became worse on Friday, however.

Her husband, who was formerly president of the Fred V. Bush company, grocery firm on Public Square, died at the family home, 401 Mullin street, on Jan. 30, 1914, at the age of 57 years.

Mrs. Bush was born Oct. 29, 1858, near Clayton, a daughter of the late John and Barbara Miller Giegerich. She was one of a family of ten children. The early part of her life was spent at her birthplace. As a younger woman she came to Watertown, where she was a dressmaker.

 

She was married to Fred V. Bush of Watertown at the home of her parents in the town of Alexandria. Mrs. Bush had resided here the greater part of her life. The Bush family lived at 401 Mullin street, now the home of F. S. Chickering.

After the death of her husband, Mrs. Bush continued to reside here. After six years ago she left this city, residing in Rochester with her daughter, Mrs. Hayes, during the summers and in Syracuse with her other daughter, Mrs. Leon E. Enos, during the winters.

She had been a member of the First Baptist church of this city for many years.

Surviving her are the two daughters, Mrs. Leon E. (Jessie) Enos, Syracuse, and Mrs. George E. (Ruth) Hayes, Rochester; four sisters, Mrs. Louis (Emma) Getman, Redwood, Mrs. Edward G. (Anna G.) Workman, 423 Dimmick street, Mrs. John J. (Rozella G.) McGarr, 613 South Massey street, and Miss Sarah A. Giegerich, 424 South Massey street; a brother, John F. Giegerich, 411 West Mullin street, and several nieces, nephews and grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 this afternoon in the First Baptist church of this city. Rev. Dr. Frederick A. Miller of this city officiated. Burial was made in the Huntingtonville cemetery.

 

MRS. LOUISE R. SCHULZ, 75, DIES

WIDOW OF KARL F. SCHULZ DIES IN HOSPITAL

LONG LAFARGEVILLE RESIDENT

Native of Germany Came to America in 1881 and Had Resided in Lafargeville Section Since That Time.

(Special to The Times.)

Lafargeville, May 21. -- Mrs. Louise R. Schulz, 75, who resided on a farm on the Carter street road, about four miles from this village, died at 2:45 (ES.T.) this morning in the House of the Good Samaritan, Watertown, where she had been a patient since Wednesday. Death followed a brief illness. Mrs. Schulz had been suffering from a complication of ailments.

She was the widow of Karl Frederick Schulz, who died in 1935 at the home of a granddaughter, Mrs. Arthur Carlisle, near Alexandria Bay.

She was born in Germany, Dec. 15, 1862, a daughter of the late Michael and Barbara Wolf Vogt. She was married to Karl Frederick Schulz in 1881 and they came to this country the same year. Since then she had resided in this section.

Mrs. Schulz was a member of the Evangelical Concordia Lutheran church of Watertown. She was a cousin of the pastor of that church, Rev. Frederick K. Vogt.

Surviving her are seven sisters, Mrs. Conrad Poth, Pamelia; Mrs. Conrad Quencer, Evans Mills; Mrs. Lena Quencer, Limerick; Mrs. Henry Flath, Redwood; Mrs. Charles Dorr and Mrs. George Hagen, Lafargeville, and Mrs. Arthur Carlisle, near Alexandria Bay; three great-grandchildren and several nephews and nieces.

Her son, Jacob F. Schulz, Lafargeville, died in the House of the Good Samaritan, Watertown, May 20, 1929, of injuries received when he was kicked by a horse at his farm.

Funeral services for Mrs. Schulz will be held t the home Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. (ES.T.) Rev. Mr. Vogt, her cousin, will officiate. Burial will be made in Grove cemetery of this village.

MRS. EMMA WOOD OF REDWOOD DIES

Redwood, June 1. -- Mrs. Emma Cornwall Wood, 84, widow of Adolphus Wood, died at noon Tuesday following an illness of two weeks of a heart ailment.

Mrs. Wood was born near Fishers Landing on Sept. 10, 1853, daughter of Nelson and Marie Underwood Cornwall.

She was married to Mr. Wood on Jan. 1, 66 years ago and had lived in this village and vicinity her entire life. She was a member of St. Peterís Episcopal church.

Mr. Wood died May 10, 1935.

Mrs. Wood is survived by two nephews, Leland Cornwall of New York, who has lived with her for the past three years, and Lynne Cornwall, and one niece, Mrs. Emma Wise of Thayer, Kans.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the home. Rev. Earl Worden, rector of St. Peterís church, will officiate.

Interment will be in the Wood plot in Omar cemetery.

Typistís Note: The year, 1939, was handwritten at the top of Mr. Woodís obit.

 

MISS BERTHA L. SOURWINE IS BRIDE OF GLENN H. JOHNDROW

Glenn Hiram Johndrow, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eldridge Johndrow of Depauville, and Miss Bertha Luella Sourwine, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George L. Sourwine, jr., of Lafargeville, were married at a ceremony performed at 11 this morning at Concordia Lutheran church by Rev. Frederick A. Vogt, pastor.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred N. Flick of Depauville, brother-in-law and sister of the bridegroom, were the attendants.

Immediately after the ceremony the couple left for a motor trip through central New York and upon their return will make their home on the Edwin Door (sic) farm near Depavuille, which Mr. Johndrow recently purchased.

Mr. Johndrow attended the Clayton school. Mrs. Johndrow is a graduate of the Lafargeville high school, class of June, 1936.

 

HARTMAN-FLYNN

Alexandria Bay, June 21. -- Miss Marion E. Flynn of this village and Delos H. Hartman of Redwood were married at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lutheran parsonage of this village by Rev. Richard F. Henderson, pastor.

Miss Madeline Flynn and Howard Flynn, sister and brother of the bride, were the attendants.

Following the wedding the couple left on a wedding trip to Syracuse. They will reside in this village where Mr. Hartman is employed at a garage.

Mrs. Hartman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph L. Flynn, has resided in this village all her life. She attended the Alexandria Bay High school. Mr. Hartman, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Hartman, is a native of South Hammond.

Typistís Note: The year, 1938, was handwritten at the top of the Hartman-Flynn write-up.

 

MISS MARY R. MILLIGAN WED

Cape Vincent, June 9. -- A very pretty home wedding was solemnized Wednesday afternoon at 2 when Miss Mary R. Milligan, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph D. Milligan of Cape Vincent, became the bride of Parker Craig Lambert, son of the late James and Charlotte Huck Lambert, Redwood, in a ceremony performed by the Rev. John Nichols, pastor of the Cape Vincent Presbyterian church, in the presence of their immediate families.

Miss Helen E. Milligan, sister of the bride, and Lawrence Schneider, brother-in-law of the bridegroom, were the attendants. Mrs. Lawrence Schneider, sister of Mr. Lambert, played the wedding march and sang ďO Promise Me.Ē

The bride, given in marriage by her father, was gowned in white satin, cut princess style, with a finger tip length veil of tulle. She carried a bouquet of white roses and sweet peas. The maid of honor was dressed in pink chiffon with matching accessories and carried pink sweet peas.

A reception was given at the home for 15 guests immediately following the ceremony, after which the couple left for Montreal and Quebec. Upon their return they will make their home at Redwood. The bride chose as her going away costume a blue silk print dress with matching accessories.

Mrs. Lambert was educated in the local schools, being a graduate of Cape Vincent High school and the Watertown school of commerce. Mr. Lambert received his education in the Alexandria Bay schools. Both are active grangers, the bridegroom being chaplain of Jefferson County Pomona grange and the bride is Ceres of that organization.

Those present at the reception besides Mr. and Mrs. Lambert were: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph D. Milligan, Miss Helen E. Milligan, and Rev. John Nichols, of Cape Vincent; Mr. and Mrs. Otto Felder and family, Miss Lettie Lambert of Redwood; Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Schneider and son of Plessis.

Typistís Note: The year, 1938, was handwritten at the top of the Mulligan-Lambert piece.

 

C. E. BALDOCK, 81, ILL MONTH, DIES

SUFFERED FRACTURE OF LEFT HIP MAY 24

FORMER MANAGER OF HOTEL

He Came to Watertown in 1916 From Clayton, and From 1925 to 1932 He Was Manager of Greystone---Retired in 1932 Following Injury.

Charles E. Baldock, 81, of 320 Mullin street, died at 3:40 this morning in the House of the Good Samaritan where he had been a patient since May 24 after he fell at his home and suffered a fracture of the left hip.

Mr. Baldock was born in Lincolnshire, England, on Sept. 8, 1858, a son of John and Mary Lowery Baldock. He was the second child of a family of 15 children. When he was 19 years old he came with his parents to this country and settled in Morristown where he lived for about five years before going to Redwood. For more than 25 years he was engaged in farming here.

Mr. Baldock later went to Clayton and then came to Watertown in 1916. From 1925 to 1932, he served as manager of the Greystone hotel on Court street. He retired in 1932 when he suffered a broken hip in a fall.

On May 6, 1885, he married Miss Janet Adams in a ceremony performed in Ogdensburg. Mrs. Baldock died on Feb. 10, 1910 at Redwood.


Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Lillian M. Card Willard, Alexandria Bay; three grandsons, Louis C. Car, 217 William street; Grant W. Card, Solar building; Carl A. Willard, Alexandria Bay; a granddaughter, Mrs. Allen Herse, Dexter, and a sister, Mrs. F. J. Smith, 206 North Meadow street.

Typistís Note: The next paragraph, may or may not be a part of the Baldock obit. Its placement on the scrapbook page from which it was copied is confusing.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 (E.S.T.) from the Redwood Baptist church. Rev. Condit N. Eddy, rector of the St. Paulís Episcopal church here, will officiate. Interment will be made in South Hammond cemetery.

Typistís Note: The date, June 20, 1938, was handwritten at the top of Mr. Baldockís obit.

 

GLADYS HAAS WED TO ROBT. HUNTER

Plessis, June 7. -- Miss Gladys Evaline Haas, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Haas, Browns Corners, town of Alexandria, was married at 10:30 Saturday morning at the Haas home to Robert Charles Hunter, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Hunter of the town of Alexandria Rev. William J. Hancock of Theresa, former local pastor, officiated. The couple was attended by Miss Ida Hunter, sister of the bridegroom, and John Slate of Alexandria Bay.

The bride was attired in a smoke blue lace gown and wore a shoulder bouquet of deep pink roses. Her bridesmaid was attired in a figured gray silk dress and wore a shoulder bouquet of Talisman roses.

Following the ceremony, the wedding party and guests were taken to the Bon Air restaurant directly across the highway where a five course wedding breakfast was served. The brideís cake formed the centerpiece of the table at which 18 quests were seated. At the close of the wedding luncheon a birthday cake was placed before the groom, the day being his 22nd birthday.

The brideís going away outfit was a tailored suit of yellow, with white accessories. The couple left for a weekís stay in the mountains. They will have apartments at Browns Corners upon their return.

The bride is a graduate of the Alexandria Bay High school and Mr. Hunter was also in school there.

The following guests attended: Mr. and Mrs. Ross Hunter, Mrs. Ida Hunter, Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Hunter, Thomas Hunter, Ida Hunter, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Haas, Miss Ina Haas, Mrs. Frank Parker, John Slate, of Alexandria, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Wilson, grandparents of the bridegroom, and Rev. Mr. and Mrs. William J. Hancock, Theresa.

Typistís Note: The date, 5 June 1937, was handwritten at the top of the Hass-Hunter wedding write-up.

 

REDWOOD RITES FOR N. R. JONES

Redwood, July 6. -- Nevell R. Jones, 38, of Haddonfield, N. J., husband of Mina Getman Jones, formerly of Redwood, died Saturday in Philadelphia, Pa., following an operation.

Mr. Jones was born in Rochester, Nov. 27, 1898, and was graduated from St. Lawrence university in 1922. While in college he was one of the pioneers in the establishment of radio station WCAD. He was a member of the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity and also of the St. Lawrence chapter of Master Masons. He was employed by the General Electric company of Schenectady and later the R. C. a. Manufacturing company, Camden, N. J., in whose employ he was at the time of his death.

The funeral was held from St. Paulís Evangelical Lutheran church here this afternoon at 2:30 (E. S. T.), Rev. R. F. Henderson officiated.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Barbara and Beverly, and his mother, Mrs. Emile Jones, Rochester.

Interment was in Redwood cemetery.

 

MRS. HOWARD C. HUSSEY EXPIRES

ILL SINCE LAST OCTOBER, DIES IN HOSPITAL

FORMER RESIDENT OF REDWOOD

Daughter of Mrs. Jennie Snell Holmes and the Late Wallace W. Holmes Who Was President of the Redwood National Bank.

(Special to The Times)

Redwood, July 7. -- Mrs. Gladys Evelyn Holmes Hussey, 38, wife of Howard Hussey of Albany and former resident of Redwood, died Tuesday afternoon at 4 (D.S.T.) in the House of the Good Samaritan, Watertown, where she had been a patient since June 15. Death was caused by a malignant ailment.

Mrs. Hussey had been ill since October and had undergone three operations in the Memorial hospital, New York. For three weeks before entering the Watertown hospital she was confined to her bed at her Albany home.

Her husband brought her to Redwood June 11 and she was removed to the Watertown hospital by ambulance the following Tuesday.

She was born in Redwood, May 5, 1899, a daughter of Jennie Snell Holmes and the late Wallace W. Holmes. Her father was once engaged in the flour and feed business here but later he and his brother, the late Gilbert M. Holmes, operated the passenger steamboats, the Riverside and the Island Belle, between Ogdensburg, Clayton and Alexandria Bay, touring the Thousand Islands every summer.

Wallace W. Holmes was president of the Redwood National bank at the time of his death here Oct. 14, 1933.

Mrs. Hussey was graduated from the Redwood High school in 1916 and from Wells college at Aurora in 1920. After her graduation from college she taught school at various places until last June. She had taught at East Hampton, Bridge Hampton and Hempstead, L. I., in New Jersey and at Gloversville.

She was married to Howard C. Hussey of Albany on Aug. 8, 1936, in St. Peterís Episcopal church here by Rev. Herbert Lamb, jr., and since her marriage she had lived in Albany.

Mrs. Hussey was a member of St. Peterís Episcopal church of this village and of the Order of Eastern Star at East Hampton.

Surviving her are her husband; her mother and an infant son, William Wallace Hussey, Redwood; two sisters, Mrs. Thomas M. Barnes of East Hampton and Mrs. Charles H. Curtis of Watertown; a brother, Douglas S. Holmes of Redwood; two nephews, Douglas Barnes of East Hampton and Donald Curtis, Watertown, and a niece, Sally Barnes of East Hampton. She was a niece of the late Dr. William N. Snell of Theresa.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 (E. S. T.), in St. Peterís Episcopal church here. Rev. Mr. Worden, rector of the church, will officiate. Burial will be made in the Redwood cemetery.

Typistís Note: The year, 1937, was handwritten at the top of Gladysís obit.


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