JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK


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LIVINGSTON L.(LUEN) DEXTER, MD from Henderson


Really enjoyed viewing the map of Henderson. The maps of that area are great. I saw where a L. Dexter, MD must have had an office. My husband's great grandfather was Livingston L.(Luen) Dexter, MD from Henderson in Jefferson County. Livingston Luen Dexter was b. Dec 21, 1833 in Belleville and d. Nov 25, 1906 in Wapello County, Iowa. He was the s/o Zadock Dexter and Irena Hyde, the names used on his death certificate. Some Jefferson County records list his mother as Irena Cook.

The siblings of Livingston Dexter are, Beulah Ann (married Robert Searles), Bestow (married Caroline Cooper), Sarah ( married Cook), Erestes and Irena (d. an infant). Beulah's death certificate also listed her mother as Irene Hyde and not Cook.

Zadock Dexter, after his wife Irene's death, married Adeline R. Rainey. A descendant of Adeline told me her maiden name was Cook. That is all the proof I have. Being so far away it is hard to locate information. Zadock and Adeline had two sons, George and McClure Livingston Luen Dexter was a graduate of Bellevue Medical College in 1863. He had married Elizabeth Ann Pollard also of that area. They moved to Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa around 1866.

Marie McCoy

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MARY ISABELLE (GRENNELL) GATES

My name is Joyce VanderVere, and I'm related to a number of the GATES family that is buried in Hillsdale cemetery. Specifically: M. Isabell Gates. That is Mary Isabelle (Grennell) Gates (my gg-grandma) b. 8-1-1845 in Antwerp to Lucy Mehetible Jenison and Samuel B. Grennell. Mary Isabelle (aka Belle) died in Ludington, MI. on 6-18-1881.

Mary Isabelle married Stephen Gerard Gates. Stephen was b. 1-23-1840 in Antwerp to Lucretia Conklin and Jonathan Janes Gates. Stephen died in Ludington, MI. on 12-19-1889. Their only child, Bertha Mary Gates, is my g-grandma. Mary & Stephen were visiting Bertha when Mary took ill, and died. Stephen stayed on with Bertha, who married Napoleon Bonaparte McCumber (in Buffalo, NY) until his death.

Joyce Bogner VanderVere
javere@comcast.net
Muskegon, MI.

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FAIRVIEW

June 8: Newsclip, no year given. From the context of this column, Fairview must have been in or very near the Town of Pamelia.

Quite a number from this place attended the circus at Watertown last Saturday.

Among those who attended the Con=mstock-Gould wedding at Watertwon were Mr. and Mrs. William Augsbury, of this place.

Mr. and Mrs. Dant Dixon, after a short visit with their many relatives and friends in this place, left for their new home at Lyons Falls, followed by the best wishes of their many friends, our only regret being that they will not reside here.

The many friends of Mr. Van Dewalker, of Watertwon, father of E.A. Van Dewalker, of this place, will be pleased to hear that he is slowly recovering from his recent illness.

Elmer and Ed Stevens have returned from a short visit at Cape Vincent, where they have been the guest of E.B. Moore, formerly of this place.

Miss Bence, who is teaching school in the Augsbury district, spent Sunday with her parents at Watertown.

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The Late Mrs. Henry Halliday

Early June:

Deep and wide-spread was the sorrow when it was known a short time ago that death had entered the home of Henry Halliday and claimed his fair young wife after an illness of only a few days. Mrs. Halliday was the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Niles, of Wolfe Island, and only became the bride of Mr. Halliday--now bereaved--last January. A service in memory of the deceased lady was held in the Methodist church, foot of Wolfe Island, last Sabbath afternoon. Sorrowing friends filled the edifice to its utmost capacity, and the many beautiful floral tributes testified to the love and esteem in which the departed one was held and were fit emblems of her lovely character.

Rev. G. R. Lang conducted the memorial service and based his address on the words of John XIV, 1-3. He feelingly contrasted the sadness of his mission to-day with the joyfulness of Jan 23rd when it was his privilege to unite Mr. and Mrs. Halliday in the bonds of holy matrimony. During the service the choir--of which Mrs. Halliday had been a member--sang touching and appropriate selections, and at the conclusion the friends and relatives went in procession to the cemetery carrying with them the offerings of choice flowers, with which they literally covered the grave. The relatives of the late Mrs. Henry Halliday gratefully acknowledge the sympathy and kindness shown them in their great sorrow by their friends and would like them to know how fully they appreciate the offerings of lovely flowers which were placed on the grave.

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FLOYD EUGENE GREEN

FAMILY

1 Floyd Eugene Green

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Birth: 8 Mar 1856, Belleville,NY
Spouse: Lillian May* Lovely
Birth: Litchfield, Montgomery Co., IL

Children: Frederick Eldon* (1902-1983)

1.1 Frederick Eldon* Green

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Birth: 24 Jul 1902, Savoy, IL
Death: 1 Jun 1983, Niles, Michigan
Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Niles, MI
Occ: Railroad/city of Niles

Army 12/16/1920 Hon Dis.12/15/1923.Came to Niles as a Recruiter,met Helen Gardner

Spouse: Helen Mary* Gardner
Birth: 12 Jun 1903, Weesaw Twp, Berrien Co., MI
Death: 1988, Niles, Michigan
Father: Edward Buell* Gardner (1867-1933)
Mother: Ava Marie* Gallivan (1866-1952)
Marr: 16 Feb 1924

If you have any information, contact John Walker

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The Piatt county Republican Oct 15, 1914

THE DEATH of WHITLEY READ

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Aged Atwood Resident Whose Death was Noted in Last Week's Republican

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Whitley Read died at his home in Atwood Tuesday morning Sept 29. He was ill of pneumonia only four days.

Whitley Read was born Sept 8, 1839, at Sacketts Harbor, N.Y. He enlisted in the 10th New York heavy artillery Aug 12, 1862, and was mustered out at Petersburg, Va., in July, 1865. All through the war he served in the army of the Potomac.

In January, 1869, he was united in marriage to Frances Julia Graves of Watertown, N.Y., who died Feb 17, 1867 (sic) (1897). Three children were born, Mrs. Bertha F. Wiley of Atwood, Elizabeth who died in infancy, and Frank W. of Tuscola.

He came to Illinois in 1869, locating in Putnam county. From there he moved to Strawn in Livingston County and from there to Lovington, Illinois in 1879, and to Atwood in May, 1881. He was married to Mrs. Anna Moore in August, 1906 who died in January, 1908.

He leaves one brother Marcellus of Chicago and two sisters Mrs. Eunfee (sic) (Eunice) Whitney, Sacketts Harbor, N.Y., and Mrs. Sarah Graham of Put-in-Bay, Ohio. Mr. Read was associated in the lumber business with Hawks & Heiton for many years, retiring from business in May, 1908.

Funeral services were held at the home last Thursday morning at 10 o'clock conducted by Rev. E.E. Gere of Tuscola. Burial followed in the Mackville cemetery.

Mackville Cemetery is in the extreme south east corner of Piatt County. Buried in Mackville cemetery there are:

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BUCHANAN - COLE

(Newsclip, unknown, undated)

At the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Knox Cole near Brownville on Wednesday, Jan. 14, their daughter, Julia Marian, became the wife of Dr. H. Malcolm Buchanan of St. Lawrence. Promptly at 2:30 the bridal party entered the parlor as the wedding march was played by Miss Lila Scobell of Cape Vincent. Rev. S.G. Carley of Depauville performed the marriage ceremony in the presence of about 60 invited guests.

The bride was attired in white silk and carried a shower bouquet of white roses. The maid of honor, Mrs. Blanche Buckminister, sister of the bride, wore white over nile green and carried pink and white carnations. Dr. Henry Watson of Turin attended the groom.

Dr. and Mrs. Buchanan were the recipients of many beautiful gifts including solid silver and hand painted china. The groom's gift to the bride was a beautiful necklace set with diamonds and rubies.

Among out-of-town guests were Mrs. Miller of Montreal and Mrs. Lawrence of Spencerville, Ont., sisters of the groom; Mrs. and Mrs. W. K. Buchanan of Boston, Mass.; Mrs. L.R. Dezengremal and Miss Lilla Scobell, Cape Vincent; Mrs. H.A. Webb, Albany; Dr. H.H. Watson, Turin; Mr. and Mrs. J.K. Harwick, Pamelia; Mrs. Frank Lasher, Rutland; Mrs. Florence Buckminister, Miss Evan Buckminister, George M. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. A.T. Foster, Miss Grace Cole, Miss Edith Knox, Miss Lily Webb, Mr. and Mrs. Fred R. Cole, Mrs. Minnie L. Ward, Edith M. Ward, Mary and Martha Webb, Watertown; Miss Lida Webb, Great Bend; and Howard A. Griswold, Carthage. After a dainty luncheon, Dr. and Mrs. Buchanan left for a trip to New York and Montreal amid a shower of rice and old shoes.

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Mrs. RUBY KEITH BROWN

Mrs. Ruby Keith Brown, Aged 80, Expires in City

Mrs. Ruby Keith Brown, 80, widow of Cortland E. Brown, died Saturday afternoon at 3 at her residence, 816 Leray street. She suffered a stroke three years ago, but had been confined to her bed only for about a week.

Mrs. Brown was born in the town of Brownville, Feb. 1, 1854, a daughter of the late Willard and Ruby Leavitt Keith. She was married to Cortland E. Brown in 1878 at the Keith home in the town of Brownville.

For many years Mr. and Mrs. Brown operated the farm in the town of Pamelia known as the Brown homestead. Mrs. Brown had resided in Watertown for about 20 years. Her husband died here March 7, 1920.

Mrs. Brown was a golden sheaf member of Watertown grange and a member of the All Souls Universalist church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Henry Flick of Perch River and Mrs. Newton Schell of Theresa; two sons, Earl K. Brown of Brownville and Wallace K. Brown of Montclair, N.J.; a sister, Mrs. Cora Morrison of Parkerford, Pa., and ten grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 Tuesday afternoon at her home, Rev. Harry Westbrook Reed, D.D., pastor of All Souls Universalist church, will officiate. Burial will be made in the Brownville Cemetery.

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GANTER - GANTER

About 40 invited guests, chiefly relatives and friends of the contracting parties, assembled at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Ganter in Pamelia today to witness the marriage of their daughter, Katie, to George F. Ganter of the same town. The ceremony was performed at 11 a.m. by Rev. C.E. Dorr of Watertown. The wedding march was played by Miss Nellie Ganter.

The bridesmaid was Miss Lizzie Ganter, sister of the bride. Elmer J. Stevens was best man.

The bride was tastily attired in blue henrietta adorned with white carnations. A bank of potted plants and flowers added charming effects to the appearance of the room.

After the ceremony a bountiful wedding dinner was served. The guests came from Watertown, Evans Mills, Pamelia, Lafargeville. The bride was the recipient of many valuable and useful presents. The groom and bride are held in high esteem by a host of friends. The happy couple left the city on the excursion train and will spend a portion of their honeymoon in the capital.

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FOSTER-BONNEY

Dexter, Sept. 19--A very pleasant event occurred at the hospitable home of Mr. and Mrs. Madison Bonney, near Brownville, this afternoon when their daughter, Florence M., was united in the holy bond of matrimony to Alton T. Foster, of Watertown, in the presence of about 90 relatives and intimate friends.

The residence was beautifully decorated with potted plants and evergreens. Miss Grace Harris, of Champion, an intimate friend of the bride, was in charge of the arrangements. J.B. Foster was best man and Miss Mabel Bonney, bridesmaid. Promptly at 2:30 the bridal party descended the stairway to the impressive strains of Mendelssohn's wedding march, rendered by Mrs. Uriel Diefendorf and took their places in the parlor under a beautiful floral weeing arch where the solemn and tender ring service was performed by Rev. R.B. Gibbs, of Watertown.

Congratulations over, a beautiful wedding dinner was served, Misses Lena and Nellie Pratt, Julia Moffatt, Lucy Reeves, Ethel Dean and Grace Bonney acting as waiters. The happy couple then departed for East Broomfield, N.Y., follwed by the rice, blessings and good wishes of all. They will be the guests of Rev. and Mrs. B.B. Fairchild during the coming week.

The bride was beautifully attired in cream mousselene-de-soie over white taffeta silk and carried white roses. The bridesmaid wore white organdie with pink carnations. They were the recipients of many tokens of the love and esteem in which they are held.

Among those present were Mr. and Mrs. J. Harwick, of Connecticut; Mr. and Mrs. Alex. Gould, E. Buckminster and Mr. and Mrs. J. Cole of Watertown; Mrs. U. Diefendorf of Chaumont; Miss Grace Harris of Champion; Mrs. W.B. Irwin, John Irwin, Mr. and Mrs. W. Irwin, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Dean, Zenas Dean, Manford Dean and Ethel Dean of Stone Mills; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Foster, Messers. Brayton, Edson, and Hawley Foster, Misses Alice and Hattie Foster, Mr. and Mrs. F.B. Clark, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jumps, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Shaver, Mrs. William Allison, Miss Mayme Wilder, Miss Bertha Wood, Messers. B.W. Wood and J.F. Morgan of Dexter; Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Zimmerman, W. Buckminster, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Buckminster, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cole, Miss Sadie Cole, William Cole, Mr. and Mrs. George Keisel, Mr. and Mrs. W. Pratt, Misses Lena and Nellie Pratt, Mrs. Conrad Quencer, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Moffatt, Miss Julia Moffatt, Mr. and Mrs. H. Reeves, Miss Lucy Reeves, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Wilson and Messers. Roy and Raymond Bonney, Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Strong, Evans Mills.

The bride is a beautiful and accomplished young lady who has the love and friendship of a large circle of acquaintances throughout this section. The groom is a genial and hustling young business man of the firm of Brown & Foster. They will be at home after Oct. 3 at No. 6 Clay St.

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Mrs. MARIA AUGSBURY

Mrs Maria Augsbury, widow of the late John J. Augsbury of Pamelia, died yesterday afternoon at the home in that town of her step-son, William B. Augsbury, with whom she has lived since the death of her husband two years ago. Her nearest surviving relative is a son, Clinton D. Hose of Guelph, Ont.

She was the daughter of Joseph and Maria Cramer and was born in Montgomery County. Wedding the late Peter Hose she removed to Pamelia 48 years ago, living there several years, when she remobed to Three Mile Bay, where she lived till 14 years ago. Her first husband died in 1876. Sixteen years ago she married the late George Saunders. Some time after his death she contracted a third matrimonial alliance with John J. Augsbury, whom she also survived.

The deceased was a woman possessed of a broad, liberal spirit and of sound common sense and judgment which caused her opinions to be sought and valued by those who knew her and frequently requested her advice in business dealings and the serious matters of life. She was highly esteemed by all her acquaintances and her demise will cause profound and universal regret. She was invariably ready to extend aid and counsel to all requiring it and her assistance in times of trouble was never invoked in vain. She was reared a Methodist and her religious convictions possessed that depth that manifests itself in good deeds.

The funeral services will occur from her late home Sunday morning at 9:30 and will be conducted by Rev. Mr. Tisdale, pastor of the M.E. church at Evans Mills. Interment will take place at Three Mile Bay.

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KELLER--GERU

At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Geru, in Plessis, on Wednesday, their daughter Stella, became the wife of Herbert E. Keller, of the same place. The bride's dress was of seal brown with white silk trimmings. Miss Jennie May Keller acted as bridesmaid and A. Riley DeYoung, of Alexandria Bay, assisted the groom. The house was very tastefully decorated with palms, ferns and cedar. The ceremony was performed beneath a floral arch, Ref. H.N. Dunning of Stone Street Presbyterian church, Watertown, performing the ceremony. After the ceremony a sumptuous repast was served.

Among the guests from out of town were: Mr. and Mrs. A.N. Powers, Mr. and Mrs. William Lawrence and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. S.A. Keller of Watertown; Mrs. C. DeYoung, E.R. DeYoung, Mrs. J.P. Wagoner, Harry David and Margaret Wagoner of Alexandria Bay; Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Carpenter and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. George Carpenter, of Sanfords Corners; Mr. and Mrs. W. Augsbury, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fox, Mr. and Mrs. E.B. Nichols, Miss Kate Augsbury, Ai Augsbury, of Pamelia Four Corners; John Morrison and son, of LaFargeville; Mrs. M.J. Keller of Clayton; Mr. and Mrs.T. Lunderman of Hammond; Mr. and Mrs. William DeYoung of Theresa. The bridal couple drove to Theresa, being showered with rice and old shoes, at which place they departed on their tour to Watertown, Kingston, and down the river to Quebec and return.

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KELLER - STEVENS

Newsclip, no year given.

Pamelia, June 26.-- At the home of the bride's parents today, Mr. and Mrs. S.A. Stevens, their only daughter, Ella May, was married to A. Dolpha Keller of Evans Mills.

As the clock was striking 2, the bridal party consisting of Rev. O.C. Barnes, Miss Nellie Ganter as bridesmaid, Miss Mabel Sargent as maid of honor, Miss Marion Augsbury as ring bearer, the bride on her father's arm, and the groom as Edson A. Walrath as best man were ushered into the spacious parlors to the strains of Lohengrin's bridal chorus by Elmer Stevens, brother of the bride, and Elton M. Miller of Pamelia.

The bride was beautifully attired in white lansdown en train trimmed with point applique and point lace, and carried white roses. The bride's attendants were dressed in white muslin and carried American Beauty and damask roses.

The house decorations were very elaborate, carrying out a color scheme of red and white. The reception room and parlor were festooned with cedars dotted with red and white roses, the dining room in cedars and locust blossoms, with the tables decorated with pansies.

The presents were many and beautiful.

Mr. and Mrs. Kellar left for their bridal trip on the evening train, and will make an extended trip through lower Canada and Thousand Islands and will be home to their friends after July 15.

Those present from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Roseboom, Miss H. Roseboom, Limerick; Mr. and Mrs Chauncy Sayles, Albert Sayles, South Hammond; Mr. and Mrs. William Joy, Samuel Burhans, of Watertown; Mr. and Mrs. John Lortscher and daughter, Nina, Mrs. Gertrude Keller, Mrs. Luther Daynard, Mrs. C. Vebber, Miss Vebber, Mrs. John Sixbury, Forest Sixbury, Mr. and Mrs. William Keller, Mrs. Barbara Keller, Mr. and Mrs. Walrath, Evans Mills; Sidney Moore and Seeber Moore, Cape Vincent; Mr. and Mrs. Lenhart, Miss Flora Zimmer, Lewis Zimmer, Henry Zimmer, Miss Mary Zimmer of Plessis; Rush Schell and Clark Shell, of Theresa; and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Zimmer of Lafargeville.

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CHARLES & AMY (SHELDON) GREENE
RILEY W. & JANE J. GREENE

I am a descendent of the Worth pioneers Charles and Amy (Sheldon) Greene, and thereafter a descendant of Riley W. and Jane J. Greene. I don't have a website dedicated to my genealogy research, but if it's possible to link something to my email address, I'd be grateful. Enjoy getting in touch with anyone else doing similar research. Thanks!

Darren Green
Paola, KS

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