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Native of Redwood and Resident Since 1903 of Chippewa Bay, Mrs. Smith Succumbed to Heart Ailment Following Operation.

Chippewa Bay, Oct. 17. -- Funeral services for Mrs. Etta Hofferberth Smith, 57, wife of Guy Smith, were held at 2 this afternoon from the home one mile south of this village, Rev. William Bell, pastor of the Presbyterian church of Hammond, officiated.

Interment was in the Rarick cemetery at South Hammond. Bearers were William Backus, Loren Decker, Ralph Paddock, Eugene C. Paddock, Lee Schermahorn and Robert Hofferberth.

Mrs. Smith was born near Redwood on Feb. 16, 1882, daughter of John and Susan Markley Hofferberth.

She lived near Redwood until 1903, when she was married to Guy Smith and came to live in the Smith home where she had since resided. She was a member of the Willing Workers society and the missionary society.

She entered Hepburn hospital in Ogdensburg on Sept. 22 and underwent an operation from which she had not recovered when she was taken with a heart ailment which caused her death Sunday noon.

Survivors besides her husband are two sons, Vernon of Portlandville and DeForest of Watertown; two grandsons, Alson and Wendell Smith of Portlandville; her other, Mrs. Susan Hofferberth of Redwood, and two sisters, Mrs. Earl Skinner and Mrs. Charles Spalsbury, both of Redwood.

Typist’s Note: The year, 1939, was handwritten at the top of Mrs. Smith’s obit.



Resident of Theresa Since 1890 and Native of Lowville, Mr. Giltz Was Former Village President and Head of School Board.

Theresa, Oct. 5. -- Charles A. Giltz, 66, for 41 years an undertaker and funeral director here, died at the Hepburn hospital at Ogdensburg at 10 Wednesday night after an illness of several weeks. Death resulted from an obstruction of the intestines.

He was born in Lowville March 27, 1873, son of Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Giltz, but much of his early life was spent in Lafargeville, where the family later resided. He attended the old German church in the German settlement when a boy.

In 1890 he came to Theresa and became associated in the meat market here, his partner being the late Edward S. Cook. In 1898 he purchased the undertaking business of Fisher & Middleton and later opened a branch in Alexandria Bay, now operated by his son, Harold Giltz.

He served for years on both the board of education, at one time as its president, and on the village board, for a number of terms as president of the village. He was a trustee and superintendent of Oakwood cemetery at the time of his death.

On Dec. 1, 1896, he married Miss Lena Schwartz of this village, sister of the late George P. Schwartz, president of the Farmers’ National bank.

Surviving Mr. Giltz besides his widow are two children, Harold of Alexandria Bay, and Mr. Helen Alverson of Pamelia; ten brothers and sisters, Mrs. Leonard (Ada) Detritch of Lafargeville, Miss Delia Giltz of Antwerp, Clarence, Ross and Emory of Watertown, Mrs. Kittie Hotis of Evans Mills, Mrs. Jessie Wheeler of Watertown, Mrs. Lena Call of Antwerp, and Mrs. Minnie Dudley of Theresa.

The funeral will be held at the home Saturday at 2 p.m., Rev. Carl Worden of the Episcopal church, officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery here.

Typist’s Note: The year, 1939, was handwritten at the beginning of Mr. Giltz’s obit.



Theresa, Nov. 28. --- Announcement has just been made here of the marriage last Easter of Miss Mary Ruffany (sic) to Douglas Desormeau, both members of the class of 1934 of the Theresa High school.

The announcement was made at a family gathering on Thanksgiving. The couple was married while on (sic) Montrose, Pa.

Mrs. Desormeau is the daughter of Mrs. Isabelle Duffany and the late Lewis H. Duffany. She is a graduate of the Theresa High school, of the Watertown School of Commerce and is a member of the Theresa Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. Mr. Desormeau, a graduate of the local high school, has been assisting his father on a large farm, recently purchased on the Watertown state highway, near Chauftys Corners. He is the son of Daniel and Mildred DeYoung Desormeau.

They will reside with Mrs. Duffany a part of the time until spring when they will go to the Desormeau farm.

Typist’s Note: The year, 1939, was handwritten at the beginning of the Duffany-Desormeau write-up.



Becomes The Bride of George K. Comstock In Ceremony Performed Tuesday Morning in St. Cyril’s Church

Mrs. Marion Kavanaugh Shoulette, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kavanaugh was married to George K. Comstock, son of Mr. and Mrs. George M. Comstock at a nuptial mass solemnized at eight o’clock, Tuesday morning by Father Armand Dussault in St. Cyril’s Catholic church. They were attended by Miss Doris Kavanaugh, sister of the bride and Thomas Burtch, nephew of the groom.

Autumn leaves were used in the church decorations. Miss Gladys Capron, church organist, played Lohengrin’s Wedding March for the processional and Mendelsshon’s Wedding March for the recessional. During the mass, Mrs. Raymond Haas sang, “Ave Marie”.

The bride was attired in a wine velvet dress with black accessories and wore a corsage of orchids. Her attendant was dressed in a street length old rose wool dress with black accessories and wore a corsage of yellow roses.

Following the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served to the bridal party at the bride’s home on Church street. Mr. and Mrs. Comstock later left on a wedding trip to New York city and the World’s fair. On their return they will make their home for the present on Church street.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Comstock are well known in this village. This is the second marriage for Mrs. Comstock. Her first husband was Leo Shoulette who died in May 1938.

Mr. Comstock is bookkeeper for the Combined Boat Tours, Inc.



Large Gathering of Friends and Relatives Held Friday Evening In Honor of the Occasion

Redwood: The silver wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Edson Bertram was celebrated by a large gathering of friends and relatives at their home on Friday evening, Nov. 24th. The couple was married Nov. 18, 1914, in Redwood, by Rev. H. B. Krusa, pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran church, and now of Liberty.

Attendants at the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bertram and Mr. and Mrs. Albert King, and Ora W. Tucker of Lafargeville played the wedding march. All were present on Friday evening to help celebrate the occasion. Others present Friday evening who attended the marriage were George King, Mrs. Floyd Stine, Mrs. Edw. Herrick, Mrs. Edw. Spies, and Mrs. Stewart Blount.

A splendid program was enjoyed which consisted of songs by the entire gathering with Richard Bertram at the piano; greetings from Rev. H. B. Krusa were read and a poem written by Mrs. Albert King; violin solos by Edward Spies, accompanied by Mrs. Floyd King; a musical reading by Ruth Schnauber; and a mock wedding presented by Alice Bertram, Merrill Bertram, Marion King, Howard Bertram, Harry King, Sylvia King, Donald Neuroth and Mr. Tucker. Rev. Richard Henderson made a few remarks in keeping with the occasion. Mr. and Mrs. Bertram were (incomplete).

Typist’s Note: The date, Nov. 1939, was handwritten at the beginning of the Bertram article.


Floyed E. Woods, Carthage, Prominent Mason, Expires
Native of Hermon, 46, Had Been Ill a Week---Active in Community Affairs

Carthage Bureau - Watertown Daily Times

Carthage, Oct. 17. -- Floyed E. Woods, 46, well known business man and prominent Mason, died Sunday morning at 8:25 at his home, 840 State street, where he had been seriously ill for the past eight days.

Mr. Woods was taken ill on Saturday, Oct. 8. His condition, at first serious, became slightly improved after a blood transfusion Monday. Gerald K. Woods, a brother, of Castorland, was the donor. Later in the week his condition became worse and Saturday Mr. Woods was given a second transfusion. Wilbur I. Hanson, 514 State street, was the donor.

Death was attributed to a complication of diseases.

Floyed Elliot Woods was born on May 9, 1892, the son of Ellen Welch Woods and the late Adelbert E. Woods, on a farm near Hermon. He was one of four children.

He spent his early life on the farm and attended the rural district school of West Hermon. Following his graduation from the Hermon High school, he taught for one year at Jerusalem Corners before entering Mr. Lawrence university. He was a member of the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity.

After completing his education he again taught school. He was principal for one year each of the Pyrites and Redwood High schools.

In 1917 Mr. Woods went to Watertown and joined the United States Naval militia. During the World war and until the spring of 1919 he was stationed at the Watertown Naval Militia office.

While in that city he married Miss Iva Rector, daughter of Walter J. Rector, Watertown, and the late Mrs. Iva M. Rector. The marriage took place on Oct. 12, 1918, at the Asbury Methodist church. Rev. D. C. Johnson officiated. Mrs. Woods was recently elected president of the Carthage Federation of Women’s clubs.

Following his discharge from military service, Mr. and Mrs. Woods moved to Castorland where he became affiliated with the Climax Manufacturing company. He had been office and credit manager for the company the past (torn off) years.

In 1928 the family moved to Carthage where Mr. Woods purchased the residence at 840 State street. They had resided here since.

Mr. Woods was active in church, fraternal, social and civic organizations here and in Castorland.

Besides being secretary of the official board of the Methodist Episcopal church, Mr. Woods also served as a member of the board of stewards. In 1936 and 1937 he was president of the church men’s club.

He entered Masonry in 1917, joining the Richville Lodge, 633, F. and A. M. In 1929 he joined Carthage lodge 158, F. and A. M. In 1934 he was master of the Carthage lodge.

In 1935 he joined the Carthage Chapter, 259, R. A. M., and in December, 1937, was elected high priest. Last March the Order of the Priesthood was conferred upon Mr. Woods in full ceremonial form at Carthage. It was the third time in the history of the New York state Royal Arch Masons that this order has been conferred in full form in northern New York, and carried with it the title, “excellent,” by virtue of which Mr. Woods became a member of the grand chapter of the state.

(a photo of Floyed E. Woods, was inserted here with the heading, “EXPIRES.”)

In 1919 he received the 32nd degree in Scottish Rite Masonry at Syracuse after taking some of the degrees in Watertown. Mr. Woods had been a member of Media Shrine, A. A. O. N. M. S., Watertown, since 1920.

Besides being a member of the American Legion post at Castorland after transferring his membership from the Carthage post, Mr. Woods was also active in Methodist Episcopal church work and belonged to the Community club in that village. He played the piccolo in the Castorland band.

Mr. Woods was a charter member of Urban Karcher Post, 850, American Legion, Castorland. He was elected adjutant of the post at the election of officers meeting held in September.

On Aug. 4, 1931, he was elected to the Carthage public schools board of education to succeed Edward Villars, whose term expired. On Sept. 9, 1931, Mr. Woods was appointed chairman of the teachers committee. He had served in both capacities continuously since election.

For the past two years he was treasurer of the Carthage Savings, Loan and Building association. He had served continuously as a member of the association’s board of directors since his election in January, 1931.

His interest in boys’ work was reflected by his services with the Boy Scouts and local boys’ club.

A member of the Jefferson-Lewis council, Boy Scouts of America, for several years, at the last election he was named vice president of the council. In 1933 and 1934 he served as chairman of the Carthage district of the council. Mr. Woods was also active in local scouting. He was chairman of the Community club committee of Troop 34 and had assisted with a training course program here.

Following the death of Antonio F. Mills in 1935, Mr. Woods was elected a director of the Branaugh Memorial Boys’ club. He was also its secretary.

H eserved one term as treasurer of the local Rotary club after joining the organization in 1932. His interest in youth had placed him on several club-sponsored projects. He was chairman of the Collins Entertainment Festival now being staged to raise funds for the boys’ and girls’ organizations in the village.

Mr. Woods also served a term as treasurer and as a member of the board of directors of the local chamber of commerce, which he joined soon after moving to this village in 1928.

In politics he was a Democrat and was a member of the county committee, succeeding Charles E. Norris, several years ago.

Mr. Woods was a charter member of the Carlowden Golf and Country club, Denmark, which was organized in 1926. He served on the board of directors at different times. He also had belonged to the Stillwater Hunting club since 1934.

Surviving, besides his wife are a daughter, Beverley Almyra, 7; and two sons, Frederick Albertson, 11; and Walter Rector, 14. Beverley and Frederick attend the Carthage grade school. Walter is a Carthage High school freshman.

Also surviving are his mother, Mrs. Ellen C. Woods, of Dekalb Junction; a sister, Mrs. James (Hazel) Campbell, Lyon Mountain; two brothers, Gerald K., Castorland; Alfred P., Massena; one niece and five nephews. Mr. Woods’ father-in-law, Walter J. Rector, resides in Watertown.

On Tuesday evening at 7:30 members of the Carthage lodge, 158, F. and A. M., will meet at the lodge rooms to march in a body to the home where Harry C. Ballard will officiate at Masonic services.

Funeral services will be held from the home, 840 State street, Wednesday afternoon at 1. Rev. William K. Bradshaw, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, will officiate. Interment will be in the new Hermon cemetery.

Bearers, all members of the Masonic order, will be Arthur W. Thompson and Dr. Lewis R. Ford, past high priests of the Carthage chapter; Emory H. Jones, Dell W. Sarvay, Leon E. Carnell and Judson J. Crowder, all past masters of the Carthage lodge.

Honorary bearers will be Urban C. Hirschey, Dr. E. C. Soults, William M. Fox, Fred L. Smith, Fred Pfaff of Castorland, Charles S. Hirschey, William S. Schwartz, Wilbur I. Hanson, Arthur K. Hinds, Harold E. Hughes, Robert G. Wallace and Floyd J. Rich.

Typist’s Note: The year, 1938, was handwritten at the top of Mr. Woods’ obit.



Hammond, Nov. 14. -- Floyd Ray Teal, 39, died Monday morning at 8:30 at the home of his father-in-law, Reuben Zoller, on the Hammond-Redwood road where he had resided since his marriage to Mr. Zoller’s daughter five years ago.

Mr. Teal had been in ill health about a year and underwent a major operation several months ago.

He was born in Wegatchie May 18, 1900, son of Lester and Iva DuLack Teal. He had resided n Hammond the past 20 years, and for eight years was employed by H. Frank Demick, local hardware dealer, but about a year ago owing to his illness he had to give up his work. He was married at Madrid on Feb. 24, 1934, to Miss Mae Zoller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Zoller of Hammond.

Surviving besides his wife are his mother, Mrs. Lester Teal, of Colorado; three sisters, Mrs. Kenneth LeClair of Antwerp, Mrs. Raymond Shepard of Canton and Mrs. Floyd Bresett of Rossie.



(Special to The Times.)

Theresa, Nov. 27. -- Mrs. Lydia Ann Snell, who would have observed her 87th birthday next Sunday and who was the widow of Herman Snell, died at 1 this morning at the home of her son, Jerry, in the town of Theresa. Death was attributed to the infirmities of old age. Mrs. Snell suffered a shock about two years ago and had been in poor health since that time.

Mrs. Snell was born on Dec. 8, 1852, a daughter of Alanson and Lucy N. Cole, in the town of Theresa where she spent her entire life.

She was married to Herman Snell on Dec. 18, 1879. He died ten years ago.

She was married to Herman Snell on Dec. 18, 1879. He died ten years ago.

Survivors include one son, Jerry, and one grandson, Harold Snell, both of the town of Theresa.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the home of the son with Rev. U. S. Grant, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood cemetery here.

Typist’s Note: The year, 1939, was handwritten at the top of Mrs. Snell’s obit.



Mr. Ahles Entered Grocery Business 17 Years Ago---Was Redwood Postmaster from 1899 to 1921.

(Special to The Times.)

Redwood, Nov. 2. -- Henry George Ahles, 71, merchant and former postmaster of this village, died at 7 Wednesday night at his home after an illness of a day and a half following a stroke which he suffered at his store on Tuesday.

Mr. Ahles was born in Redwood on May 22, 1868, a son of Christian and Katherine Voght Ahles, and spent his entire life in this village. He married Miss Laura Schwappacher on June 23, 1900, the ceremony being performed in St. Paul’s Lutheran church by Rev. Francis Hoffman.

He was postmaster here from 1899 to 1921. Seventeen years ago he entered the grocery business in the store formerly conducted by his father. He had been a merchant here since.

He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran church and a former member of Lakeside lodge, I. O. O. F.

Besides his widow he is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Blair (Alma) Hawkes of Champlain, N. Y., Mrs. William (Katherine) Carmon of Redwood, and Miss Ruth Ahles of Brentwood, L. I.; one son, Dr. Richard Ahles of Babylon, L. I.; one grandson, Richard Hawkes of Champlain; five sisters, Mrs. Mary Holmes of Bound Brook, N. J., Mrs. Amelia Suits of Syracuse, Miss Inez Ahles of Binghamton, Mrs. Louise Newman and Miss Elizabeth Ahles of Redwood, and one brother, Carl Ahles of Albany.

The funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the St. Paul’s Lutheran church, Rev. R. F. Henderson, pastor, officiating. Burial will be made in the Redwood cemetery.


David Bretsch Buried Monday
Native of Town of Alexandria Dies Dec 4th --
Buried in Plessis Cemetery

Funeral services for David Bretsch, 84, lifelong farmer of Plessis and vicinity who died Saturday afternoon, were held Monday afternoon at 2 from his home in Plessis.

A prayer service was conducted at 1 at the home of this son-in-law, Glenn Holloway, at LaFargeville, where Mr. Bretsch died from the infirmities of advanced age after an illness of several weeks. Burial was made in the Plessis cemetery. Rev. Lewis Bruce, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church of Plessis, officiated.

Mr. Bretsch was born in the Town of Alexandria, 21 July 1853, son of Philip and Margaret Poth* Bretsch. He spent his entire life in this vicinity. He married Miss Ella Snell, also of this section, 4 February 1883.

Surviving are his wife, one brother Frank Bretsch of Watertown, one granddaughter, Mrs. Robert McMane of Summit, NJ, and several nephews and nieces. An only daughter, Mrs. Glenn Holloway, died last summer.

Typist’s Note: The date, Dec. 9, 1937, was handwritten at the top of David’s obit. *A sighting of this obit was observed on the Rootsweb Message Boards. The submitter showed a correction involving the name “Poth,” indicating the name should have been “Paff.”



Native of Town of Alexandria Was Farmer His Entire Life--Wife and Three Daughters Among Survivors----
Funeral Will Be Monday

(Special to The Times.)

Elmer Edgerly, 62, a farmer residing in the Dutch Settlement about five miles from this village, died at his home at 1:30 Friday afternoon following an illness of two days. Death was attributed to heart disease. He had been in failing health for the past two years.

He was born in the town of Alexandria, July 16, 1875, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Edgerly. He had spent most of his life in the vicinity. He had been a farmer his entire life.

Mr. Edgerly married Miss Bertha Pierce about 38 years ago in a ceremony performed at Alexandria Bay. Following their marriage they moved to this vicinity where they had since resided.

Mr. Edgerly was a member of the Kirkland Grange and of the Methodist Episcopal church.

Surviving besides his wife are three daughters, Mrs. Howard Pierce, Redwood, Mrs. Guy Hunneyman, Orleans; Mrs. Norman Hutchinson, Clayton; a son, Lionel Edgerly, Redwood, a brother, Charles Edgerly, and a sister, Mrs. Stephen Martin, Alexandria Bay.

Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 1:30 from his home and a half hour later from the Methodist Episcopal church. Rev. Louis Bruce, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be made in Redwood cemetery.

Typist’s Note: Evidence of a Rootsweb posting of Elmer’s obit, the obit was published December 18, 1937.


Theresa Minister Dies After 60 Years’ Service
(a photo was placed under this headline - REV. WILLIAM JAMES HANCOCK)

Rev. William James Hancock, 78, Retired After 50 Years of Preaching in North Country, Succumbs to Long Illness.)

Theresa, Dec. 16. --- Rev. William James Hancock, 78, Methodist minister for 60 years and recently retired after more than a half century of active preaching in the north country, died at 1:30 this afternoon at his home here where he had been confined for the past six weeks.

Death was attributed to heart ailment combined with a general physical decline. He had been in ill health at times for a number of years, having undergone two operations about five years ago and having twice given up his ministry on account of illness. Last summer, however, he was well enough to supply the local pastorate during the regular pastor’s vacation.

The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon from the Methodist Episcopal church here of which he was pastor from 1908 to 1913. The body will be taken to the church at 12 noon Sunday to lie in state until the time of the funeral at 2:30 p.m. The trustees of the church will serve as a guard of honor.

The funeral services will be in the charge of Rev. U. B. Grant of this village, pastor of the church. He will be assisted by Rev. Charles T. Holcombe of Watertown, district superintendent, who will offer prayer, and Rev. Edward B. Topping of Constantia, retired district superintendent, who will read the Scripture. The entire service will be from the ritual and there will be no sermon.

Before the services Mrs. Grace Bulson, church organist, will play the hymns that Rev. Mr. Hancock loved. During the service Frank Haskin will sing, “One Sweetly Solemn Thought” a favorite song of Rev. Mr. Hancock.

The center portion of the church will be given over for seating the clergymen of the north, long his co-workers. The two class rooms on the (words not legible) will be for the use of the members of the family and close friends. At the close of the service the ministers of the northern New York conference will form a circle around the casket, join hands and sing, “Blest Be the Tie That Binds.”

The body will be placed in the vault of Oakwood cemetery here awaiting burial in Mannsville in the spring. The bearers have been selected from the members of the Baraca class who conducted services with Rev. Mr. Hancock last summer. They are: Philip Petrie, Carl Huddleston, Guy Huddleston, William Tenney, Sherman Tilley, and Robert Matthews.

The trustees of the church will have a special place in the pews during the funeral services.

Rev. William James Hancock was born Feb. 1, 1859, in Staffordshire, England, son of John and Annis Hancock. In this (sic) youth he learned the trade of a potter, but became interested in certain types of mission work and when he was but a youth he was conducting services in his part of England, which was not far from Liverpool. Convinced that he ought to preach, he began studying at night schools and on July 15, 1877, he was licensed to preach at Longton, England, by Rev. Charles Willis, rector of the Wesleyan Methodist church. His services of active preaching covered a full half century.

Feeling there was a better opportunity in the United States he and his wife and year-old daughter went to Trenton, N. J., and later moved to the Syracuse region where he was admitted on trial in the Wesleyan Methodist church on April 18, 1883. He was made an elder in 1885, but withdrew from the Wesleyan conference to be admitted to the northern New York conference of the Methodist Episcopal church on April 7, 1888, and in full connection in this conference April 12, 1890.

He first served the church at Blodgetts Mill in 1883 and 1884 and at Boylston in 1885 and 1886. He supplied at Williamstown in 1887 and had the regular appointment there in 1888-89. Next he served at Orwell from 1890 to 1892; at Lee Center in 1893-94 and Mannsville from 1895 to 1899. He was transferred to Hailesboro and Natural Dam where he served from 1900 to 1902 and from 1903 to 1907 was at Clayton. He served at Theresa five years, 108-13 (1908-1913 ?) and was next appointed to Alexandria Bay, serving that charge from 1914 to 1918. He retired in 1919, but took active work again the next year, going to Natural Bridge where he served two years. Next he was at Great Bend, but because of illness retired in 1924. He again took active work in 1927, going to Plessis. In 1930 he decided to retire but was in great demand as a vacation supply preacher in places where he had served. Last summer he preached at Theresa during the vacation period.

Rev. Mr. Hancock had marked ability as a speaker and at one conference session he gave to memorials, (Rev. E. S. Cheeseman and Rev. W. H. Bury) in such manner that the invitation came from Bishop Burt, who was presiding, to go to a leading church in the Detroit conference, but Rev. Mr. Hancock refused the honor.

He was three times married, first to Miss Mary Wilson of England. Her death was a severe blow to him as she was a great help in his work. Later he married Nellie Parish of Clayton and after her death he married a retired missionary, Miss Annie Larned of Mannsville.

He was a traveler and made a number of visits to England and the continent. Well read and in step with the times, he was always coworker with young people.

He was the last of his family. There were two sons and two daughters in his own family, Annie, who died when a baby, George, who died three years ago, and John Howard, the second son, who died several years ago. The eldest daughter, Mrs. Harley Stone, resides at Theresa, having come here a year ago. There are among the grandchildren, William Everett Stone of London, John Stone of Watertown, Mary Stone of Theresa and John Hancock. His widow, Mrs. Anna Larned Hancock, also survives.



(Special to The Times.)

Clayton, Jan. 8. -- Mrs. Rose Elizabeth Haas, 59, wife of Charles E. Haas, died at 12:05 this morning at the family home, 509 James street, following an illness of the past six months.

She was born in Redwood, May 16, 1878, a daughter of Francis and Esther Cross Micheau. She was married to Mr. Haas on Jan. 2, 1902, in a ceremony performed at Redwood by Rev. Father Bentley.

Mrs. Haas was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic church at Clayton and a member of St. Ann’s Altar society. She was also a member of the Civic club of Clayton.

Surviving besides her husband are a sister, Mrs. Cornelius Sholette, Redwood; and a nephew, Kenneth McConnell, Syracuse.

Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 9 from the family home and a half hour later from St. Mary’s church. Rev. George Racette, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be made at Clayton.

Typist’s Note: The date, 8 Jan. 1938, was handwritten on Mrs. Haas’s obit.



Mr. Higgins Served 18 Years as Special Game Warden, and For 60 Years Was a Guide and Trapper in the Indian River Section.

(Special to The Times.)

Therea, Jan. 3. -- Erastus Higgiins, 76, farmer, hunter, trapper and river guide, died at 6:30 this morning at his farm home on Cheeseman hill a mile from here. He had been ill for the past three weeks with grip.

Mr. Higgins was a native of Theresa and a lifelong resident of this vicinity. He was born in June, 1861, son of Seymour and Nancy VanTassel Higgins. During his active life Mr. Higgins served for 18 years as a special game warden and for 60 years he was a guide on the Indian river and lakes in this section.

On March 5, 1885, Mr. Higgins married Miss Barbara Amand, native of Hesse, Germany, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Amand, who settled near Lafargeville when they came to this country. The wedding was performed at Plessis by Rev. Silas Norton. Since his marriage, Mr. Higgins had lived on Cheeseman hill for the past 51 years in the present home.

Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Henry Harrington of Lafargeville; three brothers, Edward, Frank, and Glenn, and a sister, Mrs. David Brown, all of the town of Theresa. A son, George, is dead.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Hiltz (sic) funeral home. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.



Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie G. Skinner of Redwood----Bridegroom Is Engineer With Frink Company.

(Special To The Times)

Clayton, Jan. 17. _- Miss Ruth I. Skinner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie G. Skinner of Redwood, and George W. Kenyon, son of Mr. and Mrs. George R. Kenyon, Clayton, were married at 8 p.m. Saturday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Patch here. Very Rev. Henry W. Bell, rector of the Christ Episcopal church here, officiated.

The bride, a graduate of the Redwood High school in 1933 and the Watertown School of Commerce in 1935, since 1935 has been employed as a stenographer in the office of the Frink Sno-Plows in this village.

Mr. Kenyon was a graduate in 1928 of the Clayton High school and in 1932 from the Clarkson College of Technology. He has been in the engineering department of the Frink company here since 1934.

The couple will reside in this village.

Typist’s Note: The year, 1938, was handwritten at the beginning of the Skinner-Kenyon marriage write-up.



(Special To The Times)

Redwood, Jan. 12. -- Mrs. Alice Suits Brown, 69, wife of William F. Brown, died at 7 last evening at the Mercy hospital in Watertown where she had been under treatment for a heart condition for a week. She became seriously ill at her home in Church street shortly after Christmas.

Mrs. Brown was born in Redwood and spent her entire life here. She was born May 2, 1868, daughter of Nelson and Harriett Smith Suits. She was married to Mr. Brown Dec. 30, 1897. Her husband is a local farmer, coal dealer and milk dealer.

Besides her husband the survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Hazel Keen; three grandchildren, Arthur and William Keen and Yvonne Kimball; and one great-granddaughter, Patricia Kimbal, all of Redwood, and one sister, Mrs. Ida Palmer of Brownville. A son, Clement, died in August, 1922.

The funeral will be held from the home at 1:30 p.m. Friday and at 2 from the Methodist Episcopal church. Rev. Ernest Bragg of Oriskany Falls, former pastor here, will officiate. Burial will be in the Redwood cemetery.



Rural Mail Carrier 30 Years
Mr. Jerome Appeared Well and Worked as Usual Thursday --
His Wife, a Daughter and Four
Sisters Survive--
Funeral Sunday.

(Special To The Times)

Lafargeville, Jan. 21. -- Frank Jerome, 64, a rural mail carrier for the past 30 years, died at his home here at 6:30 Thursday evening following a heart attack suffered one-half hour earlier.

Mr. Jerome had been in his usual good health and had gone about his duties Thursday.

He was born in the village of Lafargeville on Sept. 20, 1873, a son of Lucien and Gertrude Loucks Jerome. He had spent his entire life in Lafargeville.

Mr. Jerome married Miss Arminda Tallman on Oct. 14, 1896. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. Since 1908 he had been employed as a rural mail carrier from the local postoffice.

Surviving besides his wife are daughter, Mrs. Rollo Wicks, Brownville; a granddaughter, Miss Carol Wicks, Brownville; four sisters, Mrs. Leonard Giltz and Mrs. Winfield Bauter of Lafargeville, Mrs. Harry Dewey and Mrs. Paul Banning, Rochester.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 from the home and a half hour later from the Methodist Episcopal church. Rev. William Aubrey, pastor, will officiate. Interment will be made in the Lafargeville cemetery.

Typist’s Note: The date, 20 Jan. 1938, was handwritten at the beginning of Mr. Jerome’s obit.



Fomer and Present Pastors Conduct Services For Prominent Northern New York Resident---
She Was Active in Planning Old Home Days and Reunions.

Omar, Jan. 24. -- From the Methodist Episcopal church of this village, the building that had only recently been redecorated through her efforts, the funeral of Mrs. May Collins was conducted at 1 this afternoon by a former pastor, Rev. William Eddy of Boonville, and the present pastor, Rev. William Aubrey. A favorite hymn, “Will There Be Any Thorns in My Crown,” was used. Mrs. Collins had long been a member of the choir of the church. At the rededication services last summer she and a co-worker, Mrs. Abbie Walts, sang as a duet, “The Church Beside the Road.” That evening was the high point in her recent church work, for it marked the completion of her effort to have the church redecorated. (a photo of Mrs. Collins appeared along-side this paragraph)

Mrs. Collins had been active in the community for many years. Forty years ago she and her husband, the late Walter E. Collins, opened a store on the main corner of the village and a modern block was erected. She operated the store after the death of her husband 23 years ago, until last fall.

She was active in forming the Collins family reunions and served as secretary for about 15 years. She also planned the Omar schoolmates’ reunion, working out plans each summer for the annual meeting. Almost across the street from her store is the hall of the Thousand Island Grange, and there was not a special program and supper in which she did not take an active part. She was also a member of the Calumet chapter, Eastern Star, at Clayton.

However, the church held her greatest attention and she served as superintendent of the Sunday school for several years. She was active in the Ladies’ Aid and was always interested in the young people of the community. She was well-versed in local history and had a large collection of clippings, a history of Omar from its early days. For a time she and her husband operated cheese factories. For a time they were on Wells Island, and for a period of years at the now-famous Collins bridge site, where they received milk by cart and by boat.

The bearers at the funeral were nephews, Ferd (sic) Carris, Nelson Steele, Albert Hartman, Merton Walts, Walter Larrabee and David Landon.

Several times during the past few years she helped plan Old Home Days for Omar and it was on her lawn that Harold Be. Johnson, editor and publisher of The Times, and friend of hers, spoke at one of these successful celebrations.

She was married on March 5, 1888, and often told of the wedding trip that took them all the way to Gouverneur to visit relatives. She had lived to see one of her dreams come true, the work of building a bridge across the St. Lawrence at the site of one of her home (sic), Collins Landing.

Typist’s Note: The year, 1938, was handwritten on Mrs. Collins’ obit.



(Special to The Times.)

Alexandria Bay, Jan. 23. -- Frank Martin Leonard, 66, resident of the village for the past 35 years, died at the Hepburn hospital in Ogdensburg at 8:25 a.m. Thursday following an operation on Jan. 1.

Mr. Leonard was born in Montague, Lewis county, on Dec. 1, 1871, the son of James Leonard and Maggie Dailey Leonard and when a young man he moved to this village.

For the past 35 years Mr. Leonard was employed as a carpenter by Charles Garlock and sons here, and he assisted in the erection of many of the island homes built near here during his period of service at Garlock Sons.

Mr. Leonard was a member of the local Dutch Reformed church.

Funeral services will be held from the family home on Avery avenue Saturday afternoon at 2 with the Rev. Earl D. Compton, pastor of the local Dutch Reformed church, officiating. Burial will be made in Barnes Settlement cemetery.

Typist’s Note: The year, 1938, was handwritten on Mr. Leonard’s obit.



Lafargeville, Jan. 14. --- Mary Jean, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adolf Hermann, passed away Monday morning after an illness of two weeks with whooping cough.

She is survived by her parents and five brothers, John, William, Robert, Albert and Carl.

The funeral was held from the chapel of St. John’s church at Lafargeville Tuesday morning at 10 and the body was placed in the vault to await burial in the spring.



Lafargeville, Jan. 28. -- Mrs. Ella M. Van Alstyne, 49, of Lafargeville, wife of Stewart L. Van Alstyne, died at 8:45 Wednesday morning at her home where she had been ill for the past three weeks. Death was due to a streptococcus infection.

Mrs. Van Alstyne was born Jan. 26, 1888 in the town of Orleans, the only daughter of Mrs. Margaret Haller and the late William Haller. She was married to Stewart L. Van Alstyne of Depauville on Sept. 18, 1907, by Rev. J. Wilson Briggs. She had always resided in this vicinity.

She is survived by her husband, four children, Mrs. Doris Getman, Depauville; Mrs. Margaret Dailey, Mrs. Lois Getman, Lafargeville, and Miss Pauline, at home; two grandchildren, Phyllis and Stewart Getman; her mother and three brothers, Frank, Clarence and Gifford.

Funeral services will be held from the home at 2 p.m. Saturday, the Rev. Clyde Sparling and Rev. Ellis Richard officiating. Burial will be made in family plot in Grove cemetery, Lafargeville.


Note: (A photo under the heading, “TO WORK IN AFRICA,” of Marshall Cooke, preceded the following article which had on it a handwritten year, 1939:


He War Graduated From St. Lawrence University in 1939----Will Take Three to Six Months of Preparatory Work in New York Before Sailing.

Lyons Falls, Aug. 29. -- Marshall Cooke, 23, formerly of Lyons Falls, had obtained a position with the Standard Oil company. He is the son of Mrs. L. D. Pickert of Boonville and the late Clarence Marshall Cooke.

Mr. Cooke was born in Redwood in 1916 and obtained his early education there. He moved to Lyons Falls in 1930 and was graduated from Lyons Falls high school in 1934. That fall he entered Hamilton college. The next year he transferred to St. Lawrence university from which he was graduated in 1939.

At St. Lawrence university he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and the university skiing club. He was basketball manager during this senior year. He also served on committees for several dances and other social activities.

Mr. Cooke is in New York city for three to six months of preparatory work, after which he will spend four years in foreign service as a junior inspector. His first station will be in Africa. During the four-year period he has a six-months’ leaveo f absence. Only single men are eligible for the position.



Redwood, Aug. 30. -- Mrs. Jeanette Schneider Neth of Redwood and Professor Harry Vanatta of State college, Pa., were married here last Thursday at St. Paul’s Lutheran parsonage by Rev. Richard Henderson, pastor.

They were attended by Miss Augusta Schneider of Schenectady and Adelbert Schneider of Redwood, brother and sister of the bride.

Mrs. Vanatta is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Schneider of Plessis and the widow of Nelson Neth, who died in November, 1937.

Professor Vanatta is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Vanatta of Columbia county, Pa. He is a professor of psychology and education at Pennsylvania State college, State College, Pa.

Mrs. Vanatta is a niece of Mrs. Elizabeth Quincer of Redwood and a brother, Adelbert Schneider, resides here.

Typist’s Note: The year, 1939, was handwritten at the top of the Schneider-Vanatta marriage write-up.



(Special to The Times)

Redwood, Aug. 10. -- Mrs. Emma Kring Cole, 47, wife of Charles Cole, died at her home on the Calaboga road at 6 this morning following an illness of five years. Native of the town of Alexandra, Mrs. Cole had lived at the Cole homestead where she died since her marriage 28 years ago.

The funeral services will be held Sunday, at the home at 1:30 p.m. (E. S. T.) and at 2 from the Redwood Methodist church. Rev. Allan Moore, pastor of the Evans Mills Methodist church, will officiate. Burial will be in Redwood cemetery.

Mrs. Cole was born in the town of Alexandria Sept. 12, 1891, daughter of Ira and Isabelle Hagan Kring. She was married to Mr. Cole Jan. 18, 1911, and moved to the Cole home on the Calaboga road, where she had since resided.

She was a member of the Redwood Methodist church and its Ladies’ Aid society, of the Plessis home bureau, the Kirkland grange, No. 684, and the Willing Workers society of Calaboga.

Surviving besides her husband are five sons, Allen of Gouverneur and Maurice, Lawrence, Glenn and Guy of Redwood; her mother, three sisters, Mrs. Elva Wetterhahn of Lafargeville; Mrs. Ruth Farrell of Brier Hill and Mrs. Grace Hill of Hammond; two half-brothers, Charles Dorr and George Hagan of Lafargeville and Ira Kring of Ancram.



Friends and Relatives Gather At Their Farm Home In Surprise Celebration --
Mock Wedding Is Held

Redwood: About ninety friends and relatives gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Albert King on Thursday evening, September 8th, in a surprise celebration of their twenty-fifth anniversary.

Mrs. King the former Mina Herrick, then of Goose Bay, was married to Albert King, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis King at the Herrick home, high noon, Monday, September 8, 1913, by Rev. Harry Krusa, then pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran church. Four of the original wedding party were present at the celebration. They were Mrs. Edward Herrick, mother of Mrs. King; Mrs. Stewart Blount and Mrs. Edson Bertram, who were bridesmaids and Edson Bertram, one of the groomsmen.

Mr. and Mrs. King who have resided on the old King homestead since their marriage are both members of St. Paul’s Lutheran church, and Mr. King is superintendent of the Sunday school. Both are active members of the Kirkland Grange, and Mr. King is past Noble Grand of the Redwood Odd Fellows. At present he is serving the Town of Alexandria as assessor. The Kings have one daughter, Marion, and three sons, Harry, Jay, and Vernon.

The entertainment of the evening, which was in charge of Miss Ruth Schnauber, included a mock wedding under an archway of bells. The participants in the mock wedding were Marion Stine, as bride, who was attired in Mrs. King’s wedding gown; Donald Neuroth as the father; Merrill Bertram as minister; Laura Sourwine as bridesmaid; Joyce Neuroth as bestman; Beverly King, ring bearer; Betty Blount, flower girl. During the ceremony Richard Bertram played “Lohengrin’s Wedding March”, and following the ceremony he favored with a piano solo. Mrs. Doris Graves King sang, “I Love Your (sic) Truly” accompanied by Doris M. King.

A poem, “The Kingship” composed by Violet Babcock and dedicated to Mr. and Mrs. King was read by Miss Lydia Avery. Joyce and Rosemary Neuroth gave a violin and piano duet followed by remarks by Rev. Richard F. Henderson and Wm. W. Avery.

Two very pretty wedding cakes topped with miniature brides and grooms were part of the refreshments served.

Mr. and Mrs. King were presented with a purse of money and other gifts. The closing feature of the evening was the singing of old songs by the young men.

Those present were: Mrs. Edward Herrick, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Bigley, Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Blount and children Edward and Betty, Mr. and Mrs. William Avery, Miss Lydia Avery, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sourwine, Miss Laura Sourwine, Mr. and Mrs. Delos Hartman, Mr. and Mrs. John Spies, Miss Ruth Spies of Alexandria Bay; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Haas, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd King, and Mr. and Mrs. Elver (sic) Myers of LaFargeville; Mr. and Mrs. Milo King, Mrs. Catherine Meisenheimer and Harold King of Watertown; Rev. and Mrs. Richard F. Henderson, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cole, Guy, Glenn and Maurice Cole, Mrs. Louis Getman, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Spies, and children, George King, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Stine, Marion Stine, Douglas and Robert Stine, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer King and children, Mr. and Mrs. Tavlor Billings, Miss Ruth Schnauber, Mr. and Mrs. George Hartman, Mr. and Mrs. Edson Bertram and children, Miss Violet Babcock, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Zoller, Mr. and Mrs. John Dooley, Herbert Flath, Lawrence Flath, Ernest Babcock, Clarence Kabel, Miss Grace Kabel, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Haas, Mrs. Helen Neuroth, Donald, Joyce and Rosemary Neuroth, Miss Lucille Hartman, Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Hunneyman, Mr. and Mrs. Albert King, Miss Marion King, Harry, Jay, and Vernon King.

Typist’s Note: The year, 1938, was handwritten at the top of this anniversary write-up.



Resident of Plessis For Past 20 Years Passes Away At His Home After a Long Illness

Funeral services for Fred Hotis, 73, who died at his home in Plessis on Friday afternoon, were held from his late home, Sunday afternoon. Rev. Fred H. Lewis, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church at Mansville, officiated assisted by Rev. Louise Bruce, pastor of the Plessis church. Burial was made in the Redwood cemetery.

Mr. Hotis was born in Redwood on Feb. 16, 1865, the son of the late George and Katherine Neuroth Hotis. He married Miss Stella Pierce at Theresa, Nov. 20, 1900.

Mr. and Mrs. Hotis had resided at their present home for the past 20 years. Previously they had operated a farm at Redwood for six years and at Omar for twelve years.

Surviving, besides his wife are four daughters, Mrs. Leslie (Muriel) Getman, Redwood and Mrs. Donald (Nina) Hunter, Plessis, Miss Vera Hotis, a teacher at Seacliff, L. I., and Mrs. Martin (Cora) Hanni, also of Plessis. A brother, Henry Hotis, Theresa also survives.

Typist’s Note: The date, Sept. 30, 1938, was handwritten at the top of Mr. Hotis’s obit.



Becomes Bride of Kenneth Leonard Sunday Morning

Miss Alice Cranker daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cranker became the bride of Kenneth Leonard at a quiet ceremony performed Sunday morning at 9 o’clock. The marriage was performed in the parsonage of the Methodist Episcopal church in LaFargeville by Rev. W. D. Aubrey.

The bride wore a suit of autumn rural with dark brown accessories. Immediately after the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Leonard left on a short wedding trip through the Adirondack mountains.

The bride is a graduate of A. B. H. S. and for the past years has been employed in the Corner Pharmacy. Mr. Leonard who is the only son of Mrs. Lena Leonard and the late Frank Leonard, is employed by the Central garage. The young couple will make their home on Avery avenue.

Typist’s Note: The date, Oct. 2, 1938, was handwritten on the Cranker-Leonard marriage item.



Miss Grace M. Simonds, Philadelphia, and Joseph L. Ortlieb of Redwood were married at 3 Monday afternoon at the Concordia Lutheran church here. Rev. F. K. Vogt, pastor, officiated.

The only attendant was a sister of the bride, Mrs. Thomas Cooke, 624 Lansing street.

The couple left on a motor trip through the Adirondacks and upon their return will make their home at Redwood.

Mrs. Ortlieb is the daughter of Mrs. Florence Simonds and the late George Simonds of Philadelphia. Mr. Ortlieb is the son of Mrs. Delia Ortlieb and the late Louis Ortlieb. He is a farmer.

Typist’s Note: The year, 1938, was handwritten on the Simonds-Ortlieb write-up.



Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Stotler Becomes Bride of Albert Gribuski

Redwood: The marriage of Alice Dorothy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence M. Stotler of Redwood and Albert Gribuski, son of Mr. Michael Gribuski, 302 Jefferson street; Utica, took place on Saturday morning, October 1 at eleven in the St. Xavier recotry, Redwood, with the Rev. Father W. J. Charbonneau officiating. Immediate members of the families witnessed the ceremony.

The bride was attired in a street length grey wilk crepe gown with old rose accessories and wore a corsage of pink sweetheart roses and blue cornflowers.

Miss Virginia Stotler was her sister’s maid of honor and was attired in a street length dark blue velvet gown with matching accessories and wore a talisman rosebud corsage.

The groomsman was Joseph Serzney of Utica. The other attending couple was Miss Ella Gribuski, sister of the groom and William Anton, of Utica. Miss Gribuski wore a street length dark blue velvet gown with matching accessories and a talisman rosebud corsage.

Immediately following the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served to the entire wedding party and guests at Albert’s Inn. The dining room of the Inn was decorated with fall flowers. The bridal party was seated at the table centered with a huge wedding cake.

Shortly after the breakfast the newly married couple left for Utica and that evening took a train to New York and Washington, D. C. Mrs. Gribuski selected for her going away outfit, a dark blue tailored suit with wine colored top coat, and black accessories.

Mrs. Gribuski, was graduated from Redwood high in 1932 and from St. Lawrence Agriculture school, Canton in Home Economics and dietitics (sic), in 1935. After receiving her students detitics (sic) graining in the Long Island hospital, Brooklyn, Mrs. Gribuski worked in the hospital in Lebanon, Pa.; and in the Genesee hospital in Rochester. At the time of her marriage, Mrs. Gribuski was a sewing instructor, employed by the Singer Sewing Machine Co. in Utica. Several prenuptial events were given in her honor by friends in Utica and in Redwood.

Mr. Gribuski attended Utica schools and is employed in the Car Department of the New York Central in Utica. Mr. Gribuski was tendered a stag party by his associates in Utica last week. After the honeymoon the newly weds will reside in Utica.

Guests at the wedding were: Mrs. J. J. Makepeace, Mrs. James Markell, Mrs. M. L. Stotler, Mr. and Mrs. George Eddy of Theresa; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gurney of Sackets Harbor; Miss Virginia Stotler of Greenville, Ohio; Miss Ella Gribuski, Mr. Joseph Serzney and William Anton of Utica; Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Stotler and son John of Redwood.

Typist’s Note: The date, Oct. 1, 1938, was handwritten at the top of the Stotler-Gribuski marriage write-up.



Held From His Late Home in Plessis With Burial in the Plessis Cemetery

Everette VanDresar, 70, a resident of Plessis died at an Ogdensburg hospital Tuesday morning of pernicious anemia after a long illness.

He was born in this village on July 24, 1868, the son of Richard and Eliza Busler VanDresar. About 45 years ago he married Clara Hunneyman of Plessis. He was a member of Plessis Grange.

Besides his wife he leaves one daughter, Mrs. Harold Simpson of Plessis; a sister, Mrs. B. P. Thomson of this village; a brother, Morgan of Saskatchewan, and a half-brother, Mark VanDresar of this village.

Funeral services were held this afternoon, Thursday, from his late home, Rev. Louis Bruce, pastor of the Plessis Methodist Episcopal church officiating. Burial was made in the Brookside cemetery, Plessis.

The bearers were J. A. Schmitt, Frank Putnam, John Spies, Wallace Bates, George Slate, and H. N. Norton.



Are Married Monday Evening By Rev. Richard F. Henderson, Lutheran Pastor

Redwood: Miss Garland, 20, daughter of Burton and Nellie Helmer of Plessis and Lawrence Herbert Flath, 20, son of Herbert and the late Ruby Flath were united in marriage on Monday evening at eight-thirty in the St. Paul’s Lutheran parsonage, Redwood. Rev. Richard F. Henderson, pastor of the church officiated.

The couple was attended by Miss Margaret Wills of Plessis and by the bride’s brother, Ernest Helmer of Plessis.

The bride was attired in a navy blue suit and wore matching accessories. The newly weds are both well known here, having spent their entire lives here and attended the local school. After a short honeymoon the couple will reside for the time being on the farm of the groom’s father, Herbert Flath, Dutch Settlement.



(Special to The Times)

Lafargeville, Oct. 18. -- Ralph E. Stanton, eight-year-old son of Ellis and Doris Getman Stanton of Lafargeville, died at 9:45 this morning at the House of the Good Samaritan in Watertown where he had been a patient since last Tuesday. Death was attributed to luekemia, a blood infection.

The boy had been ill since Sept. 7. He was admitted to the hospital on Sept. 11 but left on Sept. 21. He was re-admitted to the hospital Oct. 2.

Ralph was born at Lafargeville on Sept. 19, 1930, and was a pupil in the third grade at the time of his death.

He is survived by his parents; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Getman of Lafargeville, and his paternal grandfather, William Stanton, who resides near Gouverneur.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 from the home and at 2 from the Omar Methodist Episcopal church, Rev. William Aubrey, pastor, will officiate.

Burial will be in Omar cemetery.



Plessis, Oct. 1. -- Fred Hotis, 73, lifelong farmer of this section, died at his home here Friday afternoon at 4 after an illness of three years.

Mr. Hotis was born in Redwood on Feb. 16, 1865, the son of the late George and Katherine Neuroth Hotis. He married Miss Stella Pierce at Theresa, Nov. 20, 1900.

Mr. and Mrs. Hotis had resided at their present home for the past 20 years. Previously, they had operated a farm at Redwood for six years and at Omar for twelve years.

Surviving, besides his wife are four daughters, Mrs. Leslie (Muriel) Getman and Mrs. Ronald (Nina) Hunter, both of Plessis, Miss Verah Hotis, a teacher at Seacliff, L. I., and Mrs. Martin (Cora) Hanni, also of Plessis. A brother, Henry Hotis, Theresa, also survives.

Funeral services will be held at the home at 2 p.m. Sunday. Rev. Fred H. Lewis, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church at Mannsville, assisted by the Rev. Louis Bruce, pastor of the church at Plessis will officiate. Bearers will be Clarence Kable and Edward L. Hawkins, Redwood; M. W. Reed and C. J. Makepiece of Plessis, and Harold Bretsch and Joseph Getman of Lafargeville. Interment will be in Redwood cemetery.

Typist’s Note: The year, 1938, was handwritten at the top of Mr. Hotis’s obit.


Vegetable Truck, Operated By Ralph Misercola, 20, City, Strikes Him

Driver Is Fined $5 on Labor Law Charge---When Truck Came to a Stop After the Accident, Victim Lay Short Distance Behind Machine.

Thomas J. Martin, 80, prominent Redwood resident and father of Postmaster Louis S. Martin of Redwood, was killed about 6:30 Wednesday evening when he was struck by a large ton-and-a-half fruit and vegetable truck driven by Ralph Misercola, 20, of 300 Haney street, Watertown, on Main street in Redwood.

After the fatality the truck drive was arrested by state police on a charge of violating the labor law, was arraigned before Justice of the Peace B. L. Hawkins of the town of Alexandria, pleased guilty and was fined $5. Misercola was ordered to appear at a coroner’s inquest started here today by Assistant District Attorney Roy A. Fuller into the death of Mr. Martin.

Mr. Martin, freight and express drayman at Redwood for more than 56 years, was employed to carry mail from the Redwood railroad station to the village postoffice. He had carried mail at the village for more than 13 years.

At the time of the accident Mr. Martin was on his way to the postoffice from the railroad station with his two-wheel pushcart loaded with mail. It was raining and visibility was not good, state troopers said.

Mr. Martin was pushing the cart along the concrete on the right portion of Main street when the Misercola truck, proceeding in the same direction, struck the man, knocked him down and hurled him aside.

Did Not See Martin

Misercola was operating a 1937 truck owned by Mrs. Helen M. DeFranco, 109 Spring avenue, wife of Francis F. DeFranco, local fruit and vegetable dealer.

Tooper G. H. Kidney of the Clayton patrol of state police, who investigated the accident with Trooper A. J. Robson, also of Clayton, said that Misercola claimed he did not see Mr. Martin until his truck hit him. Mr. Martin was thrown onto the right shoulder of the street. The cart was thrown to the left side.

When the truck came to a stop after the accident, Mr. Martin lay a short distance behind the truck. Trooper Kidney said he did not believe that the truck ran over the man as Misercola said that he did not feel the truck wheels pass over him.

Trooper Kidney said Misercola estimated the speed of his truck at the time of the accident as being from 18 to 19 miles an hour. Only witnesses of the accident were two or three boys walking along the street.

The officer said that the truck hit both the man and the pushcart. Mr. Martin was pushing the cart by means of a handle across the rear. He was struck by that part of the truck under the right headlight, the trooper said.

Mr. Misercola told the authorities that there were no lights on the pushcart. Trooper Kidney said there was a reflector on the cart, near the hand, but that the reflector would be shielded from view by Mr. Martin as he pushed the cart along the street. The reflector was broken in the crash.

After the accident Mr. Martin was carried into the nearby Herbison restaurant, where he died about 15 minutes later. Dr. E. E. Eddy of Redwood, who was called to the scene to attend him, told state police that death was caused by traumatic shock.

Mr. Martin’s injuries consisted of fractures of the left knee, right cheek-bone, left wrist, humerus of the left arm and three ribs, cuts and bruises about the face and right leg and possible punctured lung and internal injuries.

District Attorney Carl J. Hynes, who was called to the scene by Dr. Eddy, appointed the doctor coroner’s physician in the case.

Riding in the truck with Misercola was James V. Pacella, 21, of 171 Haney street. He told the police that he was asleep and did not see the accident.

The truck, containing fruits and vegetables, was proceeding from Ogdensburg to Watertown.

During their investigation, the two state troopers charged Misercola with violating section 167 of the labor law, alleging that he was operating the truck beyond the number of hours limited by law. Trooper Kidney said the law permits operation of a truck for ten out of 14 hours, whereas, he said, Misercola had been working with the truck for eleven and a half hours. The trooper also charged that a time card the truck driver carried with him was changed to make it appear that Misercola had had some rest during the eleven and a half hours.

Assistant District Attorney Fuller questioned Mr. Misercola, Mr. Pacella and Trooper Robson this morning and expected to question others, including two boys who were eye-witnesses, this afternoon before closing the inquest.

Thomas J. Martin was born in Bohemway, Can., Jan. 26, 1858, a son of Phillip and Minerva Davenport Martin. His mother died when he was only three months old and he was brought to this country to reside with his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Davenport of Hermon. As a young man he went to New York, where he lived for five years.

Mr. Martin moved to Redwood in 1879. On Aug. 16, 1881, he married Miss Julia Senecal, daughter of Stephen and Esther Senecal, Redwood.

For 56 years Mr. Martin served as freight and express drayman at Redwood, delivering freight to village merchants. In addition he served as mail carrier for more than 13 years, carrying the mail from the railroad station to the postoffice.

He had been a member of Alexandria Lodge, No. 297, F. & A. M., for 41 years.

Surviving Mr. Martin, besides his widow, are two sons, Postmaster Louis S. Martin of Redwood and George Martin of Ogdensburg, and a brother, Walter Martin of Iowa.

Typist’s Note: A date, Oct. 20, 1938, was handwritten where the text commenced.



Mrs. Leone Edgers Flath, 55, wife of Adam A. Flath, died at her home at Pamelia Four Corners Wednesday evening at 9:45 after an illness of several weeks.

She was born in Tamworth, Ont., Aug. 24, 1883, a daughter of Joseph and Frances Turver Edgers. Her early life was spent in Canada. She came to this country in 1910.

Mrs. Flath was married three times. On July 25, 1910, she was married to Andrew J. Bissonette of Watertown. She was granted a divorce from Mr. Bissonette, Jan. 7, 1918, by Justice E. C. Emerson at term of the supreme court held in this city.

She was married in September, 1918, to James W. Hurd, one of the oldest grocers of the north side at that time. Mr. Hurd died April 12, 1931. On Feb. 17, 1932, she was married to Adam A. Flath of Pamelia Four Corners at the parsonage of the Bethany Methodist Episcopal church by Rev. E. O. Spaven.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. B. S. Hutchings, Massena, by her first husband; one son, James W. Hurd, by her second husband; one sister, Miss Lillian M. Edgers, Long Hill, Conn.

The body was removed to the Giltz Undertaking parlors, Theresa, where the funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Richard F. Henderson, pastor of the Redwood Lutheran church, officiating. Burial will be made in Oakwood cemetery, Theresa.



Redwood, Nov. 1. -- Miss Pauline Mary Schneider, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Schneider of Orleans, became the bride of Robert Edward Kabel of Redwood at 10 Saturday morning in Trinity chapel, Rev. W. C. Middleton officiated.

The bride, who was attired in rust with brown accessories and wore a corsage of talisman roses and baby’s breath, was attended by Miss Rose W. Fenstermaker of Watertown.

Miss Fenstermaker wore a blue dress with dubonnet accessories and a corsage of roses and baby’s breath. Russell J. Crawford of Redwood was best man.

Immediately after the ceremony the couple left for a motor trip to Canada and upon their return they will reside in the Felder apartment on Main street.

Mrs. Kabel is a graduate of Alexandria Bay High school and trained at the House of the Good Samaritan, Watertown.

Mr. Kabel is the son of Mrs. Edward Kabel and the late Mr. Kabel. He attended the local schools and is now employed in the Kabel Brothers garage.

Typist’s Note: The date, 29 Oct 1938, was handwritten at the beginning of the Schneider-Kabel write-up.


Are Married October 19th In Omar Church By Rev. W. D. Aubrey

Miss Eleanor Zimmer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wells Zimmer of Omar became the bride of Oscar Schneider, son of Mr. and Mrs. Adelbert Schneider of Plessis, on Wednesday, October 19th. The ceremony was performed in the Omar Methodist Episcopal church by Rev. W. D. Aubrey. Miss Doris Zimmer was her sister’s attendant and Robert Kabel acted as Mr. Schneider’s best man. Following the ceremony the young couple left on a wedding trip taking them across the international bridge, through Canada, and back through the Adirondacks Mts.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Schneider are natives of this section. Mrs. Schneider is a graduate of the Lafargeville High school and Mr. Schneider attended the Theresa High school. They will make their home on Mr. Schneider’s farm located between Plessis and Theresa.

Typist’s Note: The date, 19 Oct. 1938, was handwritten at the beginning of the Zimmer-Schneider write-up.



Native of Redwood Is Stricken Suddenly, Sunday Evening---
Funeral Held Wednesday

Redwood: William Francis Brown, 67, well known local milk and coal dealer, died suddenly on Sunday evening at seven o’clock while sitting in a chair on the porch of his home on Main street. Death was caused by coronary thrombosis. Mr. Brown had not been well for at least a year. having undergone a major operation last spring. He recovered sufficiently to attend to his business duties and felt fairly well, until the time that he was fatally stricken.

He was born in Redwood, September 7, 1871, a son of the late John and Sarah Cline Brown. Educated in the local public schools, Mr. Brown spent his entire life in Redwood. He married on December 30, 1896, Miss Alice Suits of Plessis. Mrs. Brown died in January, 1938.

Mr. Brown entered the employ of the R. W. & O. railroad in 1890 and served for thirteen years as a brakeman. In 1903 he entered the milk and coal business. He was a former member of the Independent Order of Foresters. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Keene; three grandchildren, Miss Audrey Keene, William Keene and Mrs. Yvonne Keene and one great-grand daughter, Patricia Kimball all of Redwood. A son, Kermit, died August 19, 1922.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 from the home and at 2:00 from the M. E. church. Rev. Ernest Bragg of Oriskany Falls, former pastor of the Redwood church, and Rev. Louis present (sic - surname omitted????) pastor officiated. Pall bearers were John Handschuh, Harry George, Robert Comstock, E. S. Wright, Lloyd Steacy and Garrett West. Interment was made in the Redwood cemetery.

Typist’s Note: The date, Oct. 23, 1938, was handwritten at the top of Mr. Brown’s obit.



Only Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Rehome of Philadelphia Wed to John L. Kelly, Proprietor of Harness Business in Theresa, Where Couple Will Live After Trip to Montreal.

Philadelphia, Aug. 19. --- Miss Hazel Rehome, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Rehome, became the bride of John L. Kelly of Theresa in a ceremony performed at 6 this morning in St. Joseph’s Catholic church by Rev. S. J. Staie.

The couple was attended by Mr. and Mrs. J. Harry Managh of Syracuse, brother-in-law and sister of the bridegroom.

The bride was dressed in a gown of white lace over satin with matching accessories. She carried an arm bouquet of white roses. Mrs. Managh wore blue chiffon with white accessories and carried an arm bouquet of pink roses.

Mrs. Kelly attended the Philadelphia High school and was graduated in 1928 from Deiberts Private school. For the past eight years she has been employed as stenographer and bookkeeper at The Oven to Home bakery.

Mr. Kelly was graduated from the Theresa High school and from Deibert’s Private school here. After leaving school he became associated with his father, P. J. Kelly, in his harness business and since his father’s death he has con- (sic) The Over to Home bakery.

Mr. and Mrs. Kelly left for Montreal, Que., immediately after the wedding breakfast which was served at the home of the bride’s parents to members of the two families. Upon their return they will make their home in Theresa.



Redwood, Aug. 17. -- Miss Camilla E. Hofferberth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hofferberth, 552 Mill street, Watertown became the bride of Donald O. Belcher, 616 Frontenac street, Watertown, at a ceremony performed at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the parsonage of St. Paul’s Lutheran church here by Rev. R. F. Henderson, pastor.

Miss Geneva Overacker and Mrs. R. F. Henderson of Redwood were the couple’s attendants.

Miss Hofferberth is a graduate of the Watertown High school and the Watertown School of Commerce. She has been associated for the past nine years with the W. T. Grant company, Watertown. Mr. Belcher is also a resident of Watertown and at the present time is employed in the circulation department of the Watertown Daily Times.

After a wedding trip through Vermont, Mr. and Mrs. Belcher will reside at 552 Mill street, city.



(Special to The Times.)

Brier Hill, Sept. 14. -- Robert W. Smith, 73, of this village, died at 1 this morning at the home of his sister, Mrs. E. J. Moore, of Brier Hill, after an illness of seven months. Death was attributed to heart disease.

Mr. Smith was born at Hammond, July 8, 1864, a son of Alexander and Anna E. Wedderspoon Smith. He was a retired farmer. He spent most of his life in Brier Hill, moving here when he was very young.

His wife, Mrs. Jeanne Richardson Smith, died in 1918.

Mr. Smith was a member of the First Congregational church of Morristown.

Surviving him are two brothers, Alexander A. Smith, Morristown, and Herbert D. Smith, Hammond; his sister, Mrs. Moore, and several nephews and nieces.

Funeral services will be held at the Moore home Thursday afternoon at 2. Rev. W. H. Schumaker, pastor of the First Congregational church at Morristown, will officiate. Burial will be made at Cedars, Black Lake.



Man Had Spent Most of His Life at Belleville and Barnes Corners Where He Had Been Proprietor of Hotels

Belleville, Sept. 14. -- John Hawes, 80, a native of Belleville, passed away Sept. 9th at the home of his son, George Hawes, at Shrub Oak, Westchester county, N. Y. He had been in usual health and passed away suddenly from a stroke.

Mr. Hawes was born at Belleville, N. Y., March 24th, 1857, a son of Thomas and Ann Gaffney Hawes. He lived nearly his entire life at Belleville and Barnes Corners and for a time was proprietor of the Belleville hotel and later for a time of the Barnes Corners hotel. For the past ten years he has resided at Peekskill and vicinity.

He married Hallie McCarthy of Oswego who survives him. Surviving besides his son, George, are one granddaughter, Bettina Hawes; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Raymond of Watertown, Mrs. Lizzie McDermott of Baldwinsville, Mrs. Julia Burdick and Mrs. Hannah McGregor, both of Adams, and several nephews and nieces.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. George’s church, Mohegan lake. Interment was at Shrub Oak.

Typist’s Note: The date, 9 Sept. 1937, was handwritten above Mr. Hawes’s obit.


George A. Roy, 77, Passes Away

Life Long Resident of Redwood Dies At The Mercy Hospital in Watertown After Short Illness

Redwood: George A. Roy, age 77, one of Redwood’s oldest and life long resident (sic) passed away at 1 p.m. Monday at the Mercy hospital in Watertown where he has been a patient since last Thursday. He had been ill for only three weeks and underwent an operation, after which he gradually became weaker. Death was attributed to a heart condition.

Mr. Roy operated a meat market on Main street for 50 years, having retired about five years ago, but has always been active in his garden and about his home,.

He was born July 27, 1860 in this village the son of the late Ferdinand and Jane Putnam Roy. He received his education in the Redwood schools and lived all his life here.

On May 16, 1888 he was married to Miss Mary Allen McAvoy of Rossie in the Rossie St. Patrick’s church. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier church of this village.

He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Thomas Butler, who is connected with the Schenectady High school system, Mrs. Frank Neville, Utica and one son Atty. George Roy of Syracuse, one sister, Mrs. Wm. Hosner, Redwood and one brother Charles Roy, New Albany, Indiana.

Services were held (today) Thursday at 9 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier church, with burial in the Catholic cemetery this village, Rev. Charbonneau officiating.

Typist’s Note: The date, Sept. 1937, was handwritten at the beginning of Mr. Roy’s obit.



Native of Town of Orleans Had Been Ill During Night, His Wife Says----
He Had Retired From Business About 20 Years Ago But Remained Active.

Theresa, Oct. 18. -- William Loucks, 79, well known retired business man of this village, died suddenly at 7 this morning of a heart attack while conversing with his wife in the kitchen of their home in Riverside avenue. Mr. Loucks had started the oil burners and had returned to see how the heat was progressing. As he approached the stove, he fell to the floor.

About midnight, Mrs. Loucks said this morning, Mr. Loucks complained of feeling ill. In the morning he and Mrs. Loucks conversed as to how he felt and his last words were that he felt better. Saturday he stated that he had not felt better in months.

He was born in the town of Orleans on the Loucks homestead, March 3, 1858, son of Martin and Hannah Loucks. He was the eldest of two sons and for a time followed farming. He later rented his farm in Orleans and entered business in this village. He built the brick block in Commercial street at the time of the rebuilding of Theresa after the fire in 1890. He retired about 20 years ago, selling to the late Fred A. Soper. He had always been active. He had one of the best gardens on the street this season.

He was the son of pioneers who came from the Mohawk valley (possibly incomplete sentence)....50 years ago he married Ab--------(name didn’t copy) of this village. He also leaves a daughter, Mrs. Blanch DeYoung of Huntington, W. Va., who is expected here Tuesday evening, and one brother, George Loucks of this village.

Typist’s Note: *The “72” was crossed out and replaced with “79.” Also, there was a handwritten date of 18 Oct. 1937 at the top of Mr. Loucks’ obit.


Kathleen Slater Is Recent Bride

Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Slater Is Married To Robert Dorr Ossont on Sunday, August 22nd

The wedding of Miss Kathleen Carol Slater, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Slater of this village, and Mr. Robert Dorr Ossont, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eearl Ossont of Lincklean took place, Sunday, August 22, in the chapel of the Congregational church at DeRuyter. Rev. A. L. Briddon performed the ceremony.

The bride was simply dressed in a formal gown of white. She wore a single white rose in her hair and carried a large bouquet of white roses.

The maid of honor, Miss Margery Slater, sister of the bride, also wore white and carried a bouquet of pink roses. The bridesmaids, Miss Dorothy Fox, and Miss Genevieve Sawyer wore formal gowns of blue and peach, and carried colonial bouquets. Little Miss June Louise Mowers, niece of the groom, was flower girl.

Willard Ossont, brother of the groom, was best man, and the ushers were Raymond Ossont, also a brother, and James Hinds, a cousin.

The altar was banked with gladioli and ferns. Soft organ music played by Mrs. Blanche Smith, was heard during the ceremony. Mrs. Della Fox accompanied at the piano. “Oh Promise Me” was sung by Mrs. Mabel Osborne. The bride was given in marriage by her father.

After the ceremony, the bridal party drove to the home of Mrs. R. C. Baldwin, aunt of the bride, where about seventy-five friends and relatives, had gathered for a reception.

The young couple left in the afternoon, amid showers of rice, for a short honeymoon, through the Adirondack mountains and Canada.

Mrs. Ossont is a graduate of Alexandria Bay High school, class of 1933. She also attended Cortland Normal for a short time.

Mr. Ossont graduated from DeRuyter High school, and Morrisville Mechanics school. He is now employed as head mechanic in the Allen and Wood Garage at DeRuyter.

Typist’s Note: The year, 1937, was handwritten at the top of the Slater-Ossont marriage write-up.


Miss Doris Edgerly Is A Bride

Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Edgerly Becomes Bride of Norman Hutchinson of Clayton

Dutch Settlement: The marriage of Miss Doris Edgerly, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Edgerly of this district and Norman Hutchinson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Hutchinson of Clayton was solemnized on Wednesday evening November 24th at eight o’clock at St. Paul’s Lutheran church, Redwood. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Richard Henderson, pastor of the church.

The couple was attended by Miss Rita Hutchinson, sister of the bridegroom and Raymond Comins of Clayton.

The bride was attired in rust color crepe with black accessories and her attendant wore royal blue with black accessories.

Mrs. Hutchinson was born here and has spent her entire life here. She is a graduate of the Redwood High school class of 1935.

Mr. Hutchinson is a graduate of Clayton High school, class of 1933, and has been employed for the past two years by the Clayton Manufacturing company. The young couple have many friends here who wish them much happiness.



Beauty Shop Proprietor to Be Bride of George E. Lewis, City, Employe of Great Bend Baker----
Wedding Dinner and Reception to Follow Ceremony

Miss Mary Elizabeth King, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Milo G. King, 118 West Main street, will become the bride of George E. Lewis, 10 State Place, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John W. Lewis, Sunday noon at the Lutheran church, with Rev. Frederick K. Vogt, pastor, officiating.

Mrs. Francis Slater and Harold E. King, a cousin of the bridegroom-to-be will be the attendants. Ushers will be William Lewis, a brother of the bridegroom-to-be, Paul Clobridge, Francis Slater and Orval Hurley. Joyce Ann Miller will be the flower girl.

Miss King will wear a princess style white satin dress with a bouquet of white roses and baby’s breath. Mrs. Slater will be gowned in aqua lace with a bouquet of pink roses and baby’s breath.

A dinner will be served to members of the bridal party at Gray Gables. A reception will follow at the home of the bride’s parents.

The couple will leave following the reception on a wedding trip and will reside upon their return at 114 West Main street.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of the Watertown high school, class of 1933, and is now operating a beauty parlor at her home. Mr. Lewis is employed by the Great Bend Bakery company.

Typist’s Note: The date, Oct. 19, 1937, was handwritten at the top of the King-Lewis marriage write-up.


Walter A. Wood Takes Bride

Is Married To Miss Isabel Henderson of Plessis At Pretty Home Wedding, October Fourteenth

Miss Isabel Henderson, daughter of Mrs. Rachel Henderson of Plessis, became the bride of Walter Wood of this village at a pretty home wedding, Thursday afternoon, October 14th, at five-thirty o’clock.

The ceremony was performed before a bower of autumn flowers and evergreens by Rev. Richard Henderson, pastor of the Redwood Lutheran church. Mrs. Milford Donaldson, sister of the groom, attended the bride, and Albert Henderson, brother of the bride, acted as best man.

The bride was attired in blue with accessories to match and wore a corsage of pink rose bunds. The bridesmaid was dressed in mahogany brown and wore a corsage of red rose buds.

Following the ceremony a wedding luncheon was served at the Stevens Restaurant at Browns Corners to the wedding party and guests. White taper candles and white lilies were used as table decorations. Those present included the newly married couple, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wood, Mrs. Rachel Henderson, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Wood, Mr. and Mrs. Milford Donaldson, Rev. and Mrs. Richard Henderson, Albert Henderson, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Simpson, Mr. and Mrs. James Brennan, Herbert Henderson, Mrs. Julia Kimball, and H. N. Norton.

The young couple left immediately on a wedding trip in Canada, returning to this village Sunday, where they will make their home on Walton street.

Mr. Wood, who is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Chares A. Wood of this village, received his education in the local schools and at present is employed at the local A. & P. Store.



Former Proprietor of Music Store at Brier Hill and Ogdensburg Dies of Kidney Ailment----Burial to Be in Brier Hill Cemetery.

Ogdensburg, Nov. 13. --- Willard Klock, 80, died at his home, 808 Washington street, Friday night at 6:20 after a brief illness. Death was caused by a kidney ailment.

He was born on Nov. 12, 1857, near Oak Point. He conducted a music store in Brier Hill for several years and later moved to this city where he operated a piano and music store in State street for many years. For the past few years he had conducted his business from his home.

Surviving besides his wife, Sarah E. Klock, are two sons, Fred Klock of Towanda, Pa., and Dean Klock of Potsdam, and a granddaughter, Miss Norma Klock of this city.

Funeral services will be held from the home Sunday afternoon at 1:30. Rev. William C. MacIntyre, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, will officiate. Interment will be in the Iingham cemetery at Brier Hill.


G. P. Schwartz, Theresa Bank President, Expires

Lifelong Theresa Resident, Former Merchant, Succumbs After Long Illness

Theresa, Nov. 9. -- George P. Schwartz, 75, president of the Farmers National Bank in this village and for many years an active figure in the commercial life of this region, died Tuesday night at the home of his sisters, Mrs. Lena Giltz. He had long been in failing health and since the middle of September had not been away from the home.

He was born in Theresa July 10, 1863, son of Peter and Hannah Avery Schwartz. When he was a young man he began working on farms in this section and later entered the employ of Fred Cole, merchant in Theresa. Later he was employed by George Kelsey, another merchant here, and soon became a partner in the business. When the Farmers National Bank was organized here in 1906 he was one of the organizers and stockholders and became assistant cashier, after becoming cashier. At the death of James B. Vock in May, 1935, he became president of the bank.

He was active in organizing the Theresa fire department and served as secretary of the department for many years. He was also secretary of the county fire department. He served as secretary of the Oakwood cemetery association for a long period of years resigning last May because of failing health. He served several years as president of the Theresa Free library.

He married Cora Spaulding in 1893. There were no children. Mrs. Schwartz died in 1932. For the past three years Mr. Schwartz had resided with his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Giltz.

He is survived by a brother, Charles, of Watertown; two sisters, Mrs. Lena Giltz of this village and Emma of central New York.

The funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Giltz home. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery here.

Typist’s Note: The year, 1939, was handwritten at the top of Mr. Schwartz’s obit. Also, a photo of Mr. George P. Schwartz appeared with the obit.



Redwood, Nov. 14. -- Funeral services for Adelbert Schneider, 72, retired Plessis farmer, will be held Wednesday afternoon from the home at 1 and from St. Paul’s Lutheran church, Redwood, at 2. Rev. Richard Henderson will conduct the services. Burial will be in the Redwood cemetery.

Mr. Schneider died Sunday night after being ill for a week. He suffered a shock Nov. 3.

Mr. Schneider was born in Germany on March 8, 1867, and came to this country when 17 years old and settled in this vicinity. He was married Feb. 4, 1890, to Mary Stotler of Theresa.

Mr. Schneider was a member of Plessis grange and St. Paul’s Lutheran church.

Besides his widow, he is survived by six daughters and six sons: Mrs. Floyd (Ina) Leeson of Theresa, Mrs. Harty (Jeanette) Vannatta of Tunkhannock, Pa., Miss Augusta Schneider of Schenectady, Mrs. Roscoe (May) Hunter, Mrs. Francis (Clara) Dickhaut, Mrs. Robert (Pauline) Kabel of Redwood, Bert of Redwood, Walter and Arthur of Watertown, Frank, Lawrence and Oscar of Plessis, also ten grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. J. Rees of Miami, Fla., and a brother, Ferdinand, of Germany, also several nephews and nieces.

Typist’s Note: the date, 12 Nov 1939, was handwritten at the top of Mr. Schneider’s obit.



Mrs. Ida M. Palmer, 73, widow of Orville M. Palmer of Brownville, died at 10:30 Friday evening at her home in Brownville after an illness of nearly three months. Death was attributed to hardening of the arteries.

Mr. Palmer, her husband, was killed in an accident Dec. 12, 1907, while working in the International Paper company’s Ontario mill between Glen Park and Brownville. He had worked in the mill for 20 years.

Mr. Palmer, foreman of the ground wood department of the mill when he died, was removing a belt from a shaft in the screen room when he was suddenly caught and whirled about a drive shaft traveling at a speed of 150 revolutions a minute. He died about two hours later.

Mrs. Palmer was born at Redwood, March 1, 1866, a daughter of Nelson and Harriet Smith Suits. She spent the early part of her life at Redwood, moving to Brownville shortly after she was married about 50 years ago to Orville M. Palmer of that village. She had since resided there.

Mrs. Palmer was the last of her immediate family. Her daughter, Miss Grace M. Palmer of Brownville, is the only near surviving relative.

Funeral services will be held at the William R. Box company Funeral home Monday afternoon at 3, Rev. Herbert Harrison, pastor of the Brownville Methodist church, will officiate. Burial will be made in the Brownville cemetery.

Typist’s Note: The date, Nov. 4, 1939, was handwritten on Mrs. Palmer’s obit.


A. H. Courtenay, Aged 59, Expires
Dies Of Heart Attack At Hempstead, L. I.
Was A Native Of Redwood

Lawyer Was Former Teacher and Superintendent of Schools- Brother of Guy C. and Charles R. Courtenay, City.

(Special to The Times.)

Hempstead, LI, Nov 27.- Adrian Henry Courtenay, 59, lawyer, director of the First Federal Savings & Loan Association of Hempstead and native and former resident of Redwood, died yesterday after falling eight feet from a ladder while trimming a hedge at his home, 100 Phoenix street. His death was attributed to a heart attack.

He was born at Redwood, Jefferson county, Jan 31, 1880, a son of William Henry and Harriet LaCroix Courtenay. His public school education was received in Redwood where he was graduated from the Redwood High school at the age of 15, ranking at the head of his class.

Later, he attended Hamilton college and was graduated from there in 1903. He received from Hamilton the degrees of Ph. B. and Ph. M., magna cum laude. While in Hamilton he became a member of the Emerson Literary society and the Philadelphia Beta Kappa fraternity.

Later, Mr. Courtenay also studied in the New York Law school and the Brooklyn law school, but for several years before beginning the practice of law he was a school teacher.

Following his graduation from Hamilton, he was a teacher at The Gunnery School for Boys, Washington, Conn., a well known New England preparatory school, from 1903 to 1909. Later, he taught in the Utica preparatory school.

From 1909 to 1912 Mr. Courtenay served as superintendent of schools of Hempstead and at the time had the distinction of being the youngest superintendent of schools in the state.

In 1912, after being admitted to the bar, he gave up teaching to begin the practice of law. Since then he had followed his profession here.

Mr. Courtenay was a founder and a director of and counsel for the Second National bank of Hempstead and a director and counsel for the Hempstead Cooperative Building and Loan association.

He was also president of and counsel for the Hempstead Bond and Mortgage Guarantee company and the Commonwealth Funding corporation.

Mr. Courtenay married Miss Jane K. Burhans in the Dutch Reformed church of Kingston, NY, April 18, 1908.

Surviving him, besides his wife, are two children, Mrs. Leslie G. (Catherine Hope) Cheshire, 2nd, and Attorney Adrian H. Courtenay, jr., both of Hempstead; two brothers, Guy C. Courtenay and Charles R. Courtenay, Watertown, and a sister, Mrs. Viola C Billings, Hempstead.

He was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa fraternity, the Hempstead Country club and the Lions International club.

Prominent in politics, he was a candidate on a fusion ticket for the office of county clerk of Nassau county in 1913.

Mr. Courtenay resided for a time in Watertown while attending college.

Typist’s Note: The year, 1939, was handwritten at the beginning of Mr. Courtenay’s obit.



Daughter of Mrs. Lillian M. Timmerman of Theresa and the Late Fred Timmerman Is in Social Service in Newark, Where Couple Is Living.

Theresa, Dec. 19. --- Announcement has been made here today of the marriage at Cazenovia on Saturday, Oct. 21, of Miss Eleanor M. Timmerman and Edward L. Hart, both of Newark.

Mrs. Hart is the younger daughter of Mrs. Lillian M. Timmerman of Theresa and the late Fred Timmerman. She was graduated from the Theresa High school in 1927 and from St. Lawrence university in 1931. While at St. Lawrence she became a member of the Kappa Delta sorority and of the Kalon honorary society.

Following her graduation she engaged in social service at Newark. During her years here she was active in school and church affairs and was a leader in groups of the Methodist church. She was interested in dramatics and took leading parts in local productions.

Mr. Hart is a graduate of the Newark High school and is a physical instructor in the Newark state school.

White the announcement of Mr. and Mrs. Hart’s marriage was made at the time of the wedding in Newark announcement was not made until this week. The Harts are living in Newark.



Gouverneur, Dec. 19. -- Miss Mary Jane Cheeseman and William George Reddick of this village were married Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Methodist parsonage by Rev. Harold A. Thomas. Miss S. Elizabeth Evans of Gouverneur and Walter Randall of Watertown were the attendants.

Mrs. Reddick is a native of Hammond, the daughter of Virgil and Sevilla McDougall Cheeseman. She attended high school at the Ogdensburg Free academy, where she was a member of the school’s dramatic club. She continued school at Dean High school in Gouverneur, graduating with the class of June, 1938.

Mr. Reddick is a native of Hermon. He is the son of Mrs. Lera Hawn Reddick of Gouverneur and the late William Reddick. He attended Dean High school and was a member of the school’s wresting team.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Reddick are employed at the Gouverneur hosiery mill. They are residing at 5 Trinity avenue.



Also Visited Pompeii and Flew in Airplane From Ostend to London--Found Casino at Monte Carlo Unusually Interesting.

Mr. and Mrs. Alton Adams, 152 Academy street returned home Monday after spending the last two months in a tour of Europe, in which they visited France, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium and England. While they traveled over the usual tourist routes, they perhaps saw a great deal more on their trip than many others would have seen.

“We arrived in Paris from Havre on July 4,” said Mr. Adams, in telling of their trip, today. “I was surprised to see so many American flags hung out in honor of our independence day. But the French cater a great deal to the Americans because of the large number of them now in France.

“In Paris, I became acquainted with the French secretary of agriculture and also with the director of education in France. The former gave ma a letter of introduction which enabled me to go out in the rural districts and visit any farms I chose, go where I pleased and do what I pleased. In this way, I was able to get out of the beaten track and see many things which would otherwise have been impossible.

“From Paris we went up into Switzerland. Switzerland is one of the most wonderful little countries imaginable. We took a trip to Montreaux and visited the Castle of Chillon, made famous in Lord Byron’s poem, The Prisoner of Chillon. We saw the dungeon in which the prisoner was confined. The castle itself is entirely surrounded by water and was only accessible by means of a narrow pass through the mountains, which made it practically impregnable.

“We visited the largest French seaport on the Mediterranean, Marseilles. Here we saw shops from every country in the world. It was a cosmopolitan city, with people of every race and nationality. It had the atmosphere of the tropics. Here we saw hundreds of soldiers embarking for the Riff campaign in Morocco. The French government will enlist a man for service with no questions asked. Anyone can join the service at a moment’s notice.

“Our visit to Monte Carlo and the casino was interesting. We visited the famous gambling halls and aw the games in progress. There were gamblers of all kinds, old and young, men and women. A great many guards are on constant duty there t prevent gamblers from committing suicide, as a great many of them have in the past. We saw the cliff nearby, from which many have jumped and ended their lives after losing their fortunes in the gambling casino.

“We then sailed for Italy, arriving in Genoa. Here we saw the birthplace of Columbus. At Rome, among the most interesting places visited were the catacombs, which were dug 150 feet below the surface, centuries ago, by the Christians who were persecuted by the Romans. The catacombs extend in underground passages beneath the city of Rome, for more than 100 miles, and there are about 25 miles of passages that have not yet been excavated. We saw the chapels where the Christians worshipped. There were more than 150 of these chapels. We also saw the skeletons of the people who lived there.

“The Forum was wonderful. Here there were great massive columns and buildings constructed only of the choicest marble, brought from all over the world of that day. We went down to the Coliseum, the first night we were in Rome, and saw it by moonlight.

“While in Rome, we had an audience with the Pope. There were thousands of pilgrims in Rome this summer, and of course we were only two in a group of hundreds who received the Pope’s blessings. Some of the Catholics came with their arms covered with rosaries, which they wished to take back home to their relatives after the Pop had blessed them.

“We visited the ruins of Pompei which was destroyed by an earthquake in 33 B. C., and then just as it had been rebuilt, was covered several feet deep with ashes from an eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. It was one of the outstanding features of our trip through Italy. Everything was preserved just as it stood on that day when the volcano suddenly belched forth the cinders and ashes and covered the city. No lava touched it, and the ask preserved everything in its original state. Archeologists who are just nearing the completion of the work of excavation, can see every detail of the life in that day. We went up to the crater of Mr. Vesuvius, which was at that time smoking and fuming, and a couple of days after were went there, visitors were prevented from visiting the crater and shortly afterwards, quite a severe eruption took place.

“Well, we visited the Blue Grotto at the island of Capri, and then went to Florence to see the art galleries there, and to Venice, where we saw St. Mark’s Cathedral, the tombs, etc., and thence to Milan, where I think the most beautiful Cathedral of all Europe is located. There are 2,000 statues on the outside of the cathedral and we climbed to the very top of its towers on the outside.

“In Antwerp, we visited the shop where the first printing press was used. We saw the first Bible ever printed, and several books printed by the first printing press, by Theodore Plantin. I have a printed sheet which was made for me on this first printing press, and it is very neat and well done.

“Later, we went to Ostend and Blankenberghe on the North Sea, and flew in an airplane from Ostend to London. We took all the interesting side trips from London, to Windsor Castle, Eton college, Stokes Poges church made famous by Gray’s Elegy, Stratford On Avon where Shakespeare was born, the church which he attended and the place where he courted Ann Hathaway, Warwick Castle, etc.

“We sailed from Liverpool on the S. S. Carmania on Sept. 5.”

Typist’s Note: The year, 1925, was printed at the top of this article. Photos of Alton Adams and Mrs. Alton Adams also appeared with the text.


Redwood, March 6. -- M. J. Jewett, of this place, made recently a sale of furs and ginseng, that because of its variety and value is worthy of mention. Among the furs were: Two cross foxes, ten beaver, 12 lynx, 18 fishers, seven bear, 14 otter, 45 martens, 350 red fox, 500 opossum, 5,000 muskrat, 1,600 mink and 1,300 skunk. There was 1,300 pounds of ginseng root. The total value of these was $13,000. It is doubtful if there ever was made a larger single sale of furs and ginseng in northern New York. However, Mr. Jewett is not out of fur yet. He has a beautiful silver fox that could probably be purchased for $200.

Typist’s Note: The year, 1901, was handwritten on this clipping.




Ogdensburg, June 5. -- William Kinsella and Miss Ruth Davie, both employees at the St. Lawrence state hospital, were married with nuptial mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral Monday at 8:30 by Rev. J. A. Cotter. They were attended by the bride’s sister and brother.

Typist’s Note: The year, 1923, was handwritten on this write-up.



Plessis, June 8. -- A quiet wedding took place at the Methodist parsonage in Redwood, Friday evening, June 1, when Rev. Ernest Bragg united in marriage, Earle Britsch* and Geneva George, both of Plessis. The couple was unattended.

Both young people are well known in this vicinity, having been born and resided here all their lives. Mrs. Britsch is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred George and the teacher in district number 6. Mr. Britsch is a clerk of the co-operative store.

The couple will reside for a time at least with Mrs. Jennie Holkins, an aunt of the bride, with whom she has lived since the death of Mr. Holkins some months ago.

Typist’s Note: *The name “Britsch” is possibly misspelled here, or the spelling was changed to “Bretsch” which is the common spelling used by the family and seen in obits, etc. The year, 1923, was handwritten on this marriage write-up.


Miss Rhea G. Quencer, aged 20 years, an undergraduate nurse, daughter of Wallace S. Quencer of 151 Academy street, died Sunday noon at the City hospital as the result of burns which she received when a bottle of gasoline exploded.


M. B. Hill, 81, Dies Near Lafargeville

(Special to The Times.)

Lafargeville, May 10 - M. B. Hill, 81, died at his home near this village Sunday morning.

He was born in the town of Alexandria, a son of Luther M. and Jane Smith Hill. He had lived in this vicinity all his life. At one time he conducted a fish hatchery and hotel at Crystal Springs, near Clayton. he also followed the business of truck gardening for some time. He had been married to Elizabeth Hartman Hill for over 50 years.

Besides his widow, Elizabeth Hartman Hill, he is survived by five daughters, Mrs. John A. Dwyer, Sterlingville; Mrs. Clay Blanchard, Black Creek; Mrs. William B. Simmons, Oran, NY; Mrs. Charles Townsend, Oswego; Miss Maude E. Hill, Syracuse; two sons, Watson D. Hill, Peekskill, and Norman B. Hill, this village, one sister, Mrs. Chester Tamblin. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

The funeral services will be held from his home Tuesday afternoon at 1:30. Burial will be made near Redwood.

Typist’s Note: The date, 9 May 1926, was handwritten at the top of Mr. Hill’s obit.



Public Square Donated to City By Eight Public-Spirited Men, Records Show---
Other Benefactions Included.

In a communication recently received by Mayor John B. Harris from the Reference library on American Benefactions, Washington, D. C., a request is made for authentic data relating to local benefactors and benefactions which have materially contributed to the upbuilding of the community and country at large, and inquiring as to vital needs, not only for the present, but for the future as well.

The purpose of the founder of the library is to make readily available information in regard to public benefactions with a view to stimulating wise giving and guarding against misguided generosity. In is all in view to have a record of generous deeds which fail to appear in any existing publication.

Mayor Harris has appointed Miss Minnie Carnes to supply specific information. The list of benefactions thus far compiled follows:

Public square was donated by Henry Coffeen, Medad Canfield, Aaron Keyes, Zahariah Butterfield, Hart Massey, Isiah Massey, Jesse Doolittle and Jonathan Cowan who deeded and agreed to give forever to the public for use as a park or public place a piece of land 12 rods wide and 28 rods long, this being the present public square and also another piece funning south at right angles to the westerly end of the first piece, this latter being the present lower end of Washington street.

The soldiers’ monument on Public square was a gift to the city of Mrs. George Cook, placed there as a memorial to her husband in 1890.

Land on which the First Presbyterian church is built was donated by Judge Jabez Foster and others for a site for the church.

Morris M. Woodruff donated land for the New York Central station.

The watering trough on Public square was donated to the city by Moses Eames. This has not been replaced by a marble drinking fountain, donated by Mrs. Roswell P. Flower.

The Y. M. C. A. was started in 1869 when Mr. John A. Sherman donated a room in the Washington Hall building for a reading room and library, finally donating the building and land where the present Y. M. C. A. now stands.

Roswell P. Flower and Anson R. Flower in 1889 presented to the corporation of Trinity church, the church building and parish house.

In the year 1912 Mrs. Emma Flower Taylor presented to the church a new parish house which is for the use of all, regardless of creed.

The Roswell P. Flower Memorial library was presented to Watertown Sept. 26, 1904, by Mrs. Emma Flower Taylor in memory of her father, Governor Roswell P. Flower.

Roswell P. Flower monument was given by popular subscription in memory of Gov. Flower.

Bide-a-Wee hospital for contagious diseases has been given to the city of Watertown by Mrs. Emma Flower Taylor.

The Henry Keep home, consisting of 35 acres, incorporated by an act of the legislature in 1879, founded, erected and endowed by Mrs. Henry Keep Scheley as a memorial to her husband, for a home for elderly people.

The present Jefferson County Orphans’ home had its beginning in the donation of one acre of land by Rev. Richard G. Keyes in 1862.

The land on which the Health building on Park place now stands was given by Mrs. Clara Learned in memory of her father, the late William J. Moore. This work was started by Mr. Moore in 1910. Building was started from funds left from the war chest and erected in honor of all citizens who answered their country’s call in the Great war.

Mr. John B. Taylor donated to the city of Watertown two swimming pools, one located on ST. Mary street and one on Grand avenue.

Mrs. Edwin L. Paddock has donated to the Jefferson County Historical society her property on Washington street.

The City park, which has an area of 500 acres, extending from State street to Washington street, and which the outlay in buying this property and consummating the work has probably exceeded a million dollars, was donated by John C. Thompson, a former resident, as a Christmas present in the year 1916.


Redwood, Aug. 25. -- A very quiet and pretty wedding was at the Baptist parsonage on Tuesday morning, Aug. 21. It was the marriage of Miss Bertha R. Kelsey of Hammond and John Patterson of Redwood.

Typist’s Note: The year, 1906, was handwritten on this notice.


Feb. 9, 1902

At the home of the bride in Fulton, N. Y., on Thursday afternoon at 4 occurred the marriage of Zina Mae Huntington, daughter of Dr. W. S. Huntington, formerly of this city and Orrin C. Cross of Syracuse. The ceremony was performed by Rev. L. F. Buell of Syracuse. The bridesmaid was Miss Cora Finn of Syracuse. L. R. Cross of Oswego, brother of the groom, was best man.



KITCHENER, Ontario, Feb. 25. -- Another young life was saved by the civic lung motor. Twins were born to Mr. and Mrs. A. Turskot, No. 188 King street, boy and girl. The former was lifeless and the attending physician, Dr. J. E. Hett, used artificial respiration for half an hour without success. He finally called fire chief Puerrin to bring the civic lung motor and after 12 minutes’ application the first spark of life manifested itself. Additional application for five minutes more brought the young child to life and the next morning the child was doing as well as its young sister. No less than six lives have been saved by the use of the lung motor during the last six months. Dr. Hett who advocates nationalization of the medical profession, declares every municipality should own a lung motor.


SUITS---At the House of the Good Samaritan, Oct. 26, 1926, to Mr. and Mrs. Leland W. Suits, 293 North Indiana avenue, a daughter, Elaine Jean.


ZOLLER --- At Redwood, Saturday, April 2, 1927, to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Zoller, a son.


Surprise Party

Alexandria Centre, Friday evening, January 21, Miss Katherine Elk, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Elk, was greatly surprised when fifty of her friends and neighbors gathered at her home to spend the evening. Cards, games and music were enjoyed in passing away the time. About midnight luncheon was served. Miss Elk was presented with many beautiful gifts; also a purse of money, the presentation being made by John Steacy of Redwood. At an early hour all departed wishing Miss Elk much happiness in the future. Among those present from out of town were Willard Eager and William Weldon of North Theresa and Otto and Carl Felder of Chapples Corners.

Typist’s Note: The year, 1916, was handwritten on this article.


HAAS -- Funeral services for Mrs. George L. Haas will be held from the Concordia Lutheran Church, Massey street, Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Prayers from the residence of the son, Leslie E. Haas, No. 138 Francis St., at 1:30. The burial will be at Calcium.


Running Ears.

Once you gave a formula for running ears. I believe it was alcohol and borax, but now when I want to use it again I can’t find it. The drops certainly cleared my case up after years of discouragement. My nephew has a similar condition and I’d like to have him try the drops. (Mrs. S. W. J.)

Answer. -- Not borax, but boric acid, dissolved in alcohol. Say 10 grains of boric acid dissolved in one ounce of alcohol---of course grain alcohol. A drop or two of this may be put in the ear each night and morning. I can’t tell you how to get the alcohol, but some druggists seem to furnish this solution without any difficulty.


Tells Odd story About Gen. Robert E. Lee.

From the Shepherdstown (W. Va.) Register:

Gen. Robert E. Lee, the military hero and leader of the South, was born 15 months after his mother had been laid to rest in her casket in the family vault on Arlington Heights.

This sounds like a strange phenomenon of Nature, but it is true, nevertheless. History, so far as it touches the life of this great military genius, fails to mention this incident.

Warfield Lee of Catlettsburg, Ky., a familiar with the story of the incident and occasionally relates it to his acquaintances. And the Catlettsburg man is in a position to know, for he is a grandnephew of General Lee. The distinguished military leader was a brother of Warfield Lee’s father, Samuel Lee.

He tells the story as follows:

“Light Horse” Harry Lee’s wife was in very ill health in 1809. The family physician had pronounced that his skill and knowledge of medical science could not save her. Her condition grew steadily more precarious until one day four physicians about her bedside pronounced her dead. She lay in state in the great Lee mansion on Arlington Heights for four days. On the sixth day she was removed to the family mausoleum.

On the seventh day the sexton went into the mausoleum to lay flowers on the casket and sweep the floor, for the day before had been quite rainy and the shoes of those following the distinguished woman to her final rest dropped considerable mud.

While sweeping, the old sexton heard a weak, far-off sounding voice call, “Help, help, help.” The sexton could not account for the voice unless it were from the dead, and he soon was without the walls of the mausoleum. Arguing to himself the voice had been entirely his imagination, he finally took courage and returned to his sweeping.

Finishing his sweeping, he walked to the casket to strew the flowers over the lid. Again he heard that weak, far-off voice calling, “Help, help, help.” He was standing directly over the glass of the lid and looking into the face of the supposedly dead woman he saw her lips quiver. The lid was hurriedly removed by him before he summoned assistance. Mrs. Lee was taken from the mausoleum to the house, where she soon recovered and lived to a ripe old age.

Fifteen months after the incident Robert Edward Lee was born.

Typist’s Note: There was no date on this article. This is the second scrapbook in which I have found the above article; in fact, I used it on my website. I wish to convey a note written (March 10, 2003) to the typist by a Linda, who is related to the Lee family.

"Just stumbled across the bit of Warfield Lee being related to the General and relating the story..hate to say, I don't think the story is true. 1st I am related to this family. My 5x grandfather Henry C. Hammer, married Vernangus Hawkins whose mother was Susan Lee, sister to Luncefield Lee who was the REAL father of Warfield Lee (of Catlettsburg). I have the Lee trad. too, but after 7 years of diligent genealogical work, I have found no proof to this claim.............”



Redwood, April 28. -- Under the auspices of the Home Bureau the “Tom Thumb Wedding” was presented to a large audience in the Grange hall last evening. More than 60 little tots took part all dressed in full dress or evening gowns. All the pomp and regalia of an elaborate church wedding was presented by children ranging in years of 3 to 12. The bride was Virginia Stotler, three years old, and the groom was William Jewett, Donald White was best man and Alice Stotler the maid of honor. The four bridesmaids were Helen Jewitt (sic), Pauline Elliot, Esther Hutchinson and Eleanor Dollinger and the two ushers were Douglas Jewett and Joseph Castleman. Hans Krusa was the minister.

The ceremony was happily concluded and all went well until after the ice cream had been served when the groom ungraciously nodded and fell asleep in his chair. The bride tried to awaken him by pulling his hair, he resented this by slapping her in the face and their married life had been begun.

The 48 guests were take-offs on many of the prominent residents of the village. The ceremony was interspersed by the singing of old favorites by Ellis White, Paul Krusa, Emma Stine, Lillie Wills, Katherine Ahles, Margery Jewett, Elizabeth Rebscher and the Three Old Maids.


Double Tragedy Takes Place During Picnic at Clear Lake
Were Attending Picnic of Redwood Lutheran Church at Lake

Both Young Men Went Out Beyond Their Depth---
Were Aged 21 and 25 Years---
Neither Could Swim.

(Special to The Times.)

Plessis, Aug. 3. -- A double drowning occurred at Clear Lake, a small body of water about a mile from this village, at about 2 this afternoon.

The victims of the tragedy are George H. Spies, 25, and Carl Elk, 21, of Redwood. Spies and Elk were attending the picnic from Redwood, which took place at Clear Lake today, and after lunch, went into the lake to swim. At the point where they went in swimming, the water is about 10 or 12 feet deep.

It is thought that the boys swam too great a distance to return. Before aid could reach them, they had gone down for the last time.

The young men were attending the annual picnic and outing of the Young People’s Society of Redwood Lutheran church, held at Clear Lake.

George H. Spies was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Spies of Redwood. He was 25 years of age. Carl Elk, 21, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Elk who live on a farm near Redwood. The young men are well known in this village.

Neither of the drowned men could swim and when they went out beyond their depth they began to cry for help. As there was much shouting among the children, their cries for help were not noticed at first. There were no boats at this point and it was impossible to go to their aid until a boat was secured from another part of the lake. By this time the young men were drowned. Searching parties were immediately started and about half an hour later the two bodies were recovered.

Coroner M. M. Ryan of Philadelphia was notified and he took charge of the remains. The undertaker of Philadelphia was notified.


Well Known Redwood Retired Farmer Dies After Brief Illness


Redwood, Oct. 29. -- Marcus A. Sunderland, aged 79, died here yesterday after an illness of only two days. He had resided practically all his life in this section.

Mr. Sunderland had been retired for some time past. The illness which resulted in his death was sudden and he had been in good health (word obscured).

The deceased is survived (word obscured) by his widow. The funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 10 from St. Peters Episcopal church, Redwood, Rev. Dr. Conway ______?______, Theresa, officiating.

Typist’s Note: The year, 1923, was handwritten on the Sunderland obit.

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