The Borthwick Diaries
Events of the Cornwallville Community
Culled from Sixty Years of Diaries of William S. Borthwick
1888-1947

Contributed by the Durham Center Museum and re-typed and sorted alphabetically by surname by Judy Davison.

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Note #1: Please remember this information was originally in Mr. Borthwick's diaries. The date he wrote the entry may not necessarily be the exact date that the event occurred.
Note #2: Don't be discouraged if your surname does not appear in the first column; some events (marriages, for example) have more than one surname to a line. Do a "find on this page" search to find many other names listed.
Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the S-Z page for nearly 150 other events!


 

SURNAME

Mo

Da

Yr

EVENT

GARDINER

6

6

1919

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Will Gardiner, a girl

GARDINER

3

7

1930

Will Gardiner bought the Ransom Farm

GARDINER

10

17

1930

Will Gardiner's barn burned

GARRISON

2

24

1909

Albert Garrison and Rosina Smith married

GATES

2

24

1914

Egbert Gates and Ruth Van Dyke married

GILBERT

12

20

1940

House on the Gilbert farm burned

GLENN

7

29

1929

Born to Rev. and Mrs. E. G. Glenn, a boy

GLENN

3

20

1931

Robert W. Glenn died, age 20 mos.

GLENN

2

15

1932

Born to Rev. and Mrs. E. G. Glenn, a boy

GLENN

6

26

1935

Helen Glenn murdered, age 9 years

GLENN

2

11

1937

Alfred Volckmann electrocuted for the murder of Helen Glenn

GOFF

3

16

1893

Eugene W. Goff is agent for "The Life of James G. Blaine"

GOFF

6

19

1907

Ostrander Goff died, age 70

GOFF

10

22

1908

Mrs. Lydia Goff died, age 66

GOFF

11

10

1910

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Goff, a boy

GOFF

9

29

1915

Eugene Goff and Laura White married

GOFF

11

10

1915

Allen Goff and Gussie Nietsch married

GOFF

4

7

1917

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Goff, a boy

GOFF

3

2

1921

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Goff, a girl

GOFF

7

1

1921

Eugene Goff became mail carrier

GOFF

6

24

1922

Infant daughter of Eugene and Laura Goff died

GOFF

5

16

1923

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Goff, a girl

GOFF

5

16

1924

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Goff, a girl

GOFF

12

20

1933

Eugene W. Goff died, age 62

GOFF

2

15

1942

Emory Goff and Elsa Paul married

GOGGIN

9

12

1926

Dwight Goggin and Florence Griffen married

GOODFELLOW

4

29

1931

Burton Goodfellow died, age 67

GORDON

11

25

1924

J. Carlisle Gordon and Ida France married

GOUILLARD

1

3

1910

Funeral of Joshua Gouillard, age 46 (see also Couillard )

GREEN

9

16

1903

Wilson Green and Flora Austin married

GREEN

3

16

1910

Gus Green moved from Brooklyn to the Smith farm

GREEN

2

3

1935

Mrs. Gustav Green died, age 83

GREEN

1

30

1936

Gustav Green died, age 78

GRIFFEN

2

25

1916

Warren Griffen moved from N. Windham to Coxsackie

GRUETT

4

20

1900

William Gruett died, age 82

HAINES

7

1

1936

Dallas Haines and Mrs. Linda Bronson married

HALL

4

10

1895

Asahel Hall died, age 83

HALL

6

19

1924

Miss Elizabeth Hall died, age 78

HALLECK

8

2

1921

Israel Halleck died

HALLOCK

3

22

1925

Omar Hallock died, age 50

HALLOCK

12

4

1935

J. Fanning Hallock died, age 78

HANER

4

25

1916

Lyle Haner and Mary Van Dyke married

HANER

5

2

1919

Mary Van Dyke Haner died, age 21

HANER

3

23

1922

C. Lyle Haner and Rachel Gardiner married

HARMSON

9

1

1937

Louis Harmson bo't Daisy Dell Farm

HARMSON

5

8

1941

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ludwid Harmson, a girl

HARRIS

6

26

1926

The house of Dr. Harris, on Turkey Hill, burned

HART

10

14

1921

Ed Hart and Mrs. Van Dyke married

HART

5

21

1946

Edward V. Hart died

HAY

3

27

1902

Fred R. Hay and Miss Ida Hull married

HAY

12

27

1902

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hay, a girl

HAY

8

11

1938

Fred B. Hay died

HAYES

1

7

1932

Hugh Hayes and Margaret Mabey married

HENCHLEY

1

6

1943

Dr. Joseph E. Henchley died, age 69

HERVEY

9

7

1895

170 barrels of pears sent from A. Smith's Hervey St. farm in a week

HESS

8

3

1916

Isban Hess killed by being gored by a bull

HESS

6

21

1932

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Hess, a girl

HEYER

11

18

1902

Mrs. Frederica Heyer died, age 86

HEYER

8

23

1911

Mr. C. F. Heyer moved to Hatfield, Pa

HEYER

1

7

1941

Charles Heyer died, age 83

HILL

11

6

1902

John Hill and Annie Sherman married

HILL

6

25

1903

Born to Mr. and Mrs. John Hill, a girl

HILL

9

11

1905

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Hill, a son

HILL

3

31

1909

John Hill moved from the Wetmore farm to Acra

HILL

5

3

1922

Lewis Hill bo't the Chas. Brown farm

HILL

8

18

1935

Mrs. Platt Hill died, age 84

HILL

10

7

1945

Lewis Hill died, age 72

HILL

4

22

?

Born to Mr. and Mrs. John Hill, a girl

HOFFMAN

10

27

1914

Fred Hoffman moved to Whitestone, L. I.

HOFFMAN

12

20

1939

Leslie Hoffman and Gertrude Murta married

HOPE

9

6

1911

David Hope died, age 75

HOPE

11

15

1915

Mrs. Fannie Hope died, age 68

HOPE

11

29

1922

Fred Hope started for California

HOPSON

4

14

1911

Linus Hopson died

HOPSON

1

28

1916

Mrs. Linus Hopson died, age 79

HOTCHKISS

1

18

1899

A. Smith sold his Hervey St. farm to Fred G. Hotchkiss

HOTCHKISS

8

31

1899

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred G. Hotchkiss, a girl

HOTCHKISS

9

17

1899

Mrs. Fred G. Hotchkiss died, age 28

HOTCHKISS

4

2

1900

Infant of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hotchkiss died

HOTCHKISS

5

20

1902

Fred G. Hotchkiss died, age 45

HOUGH

4

1

1889

Horatio Hough died, age 74

HOUGH

1

17

1893

House of Mrs. H. H. Hough burned

HOUGH

4

14

1894

Mrs. Sally Hough died, age 74

HOUGH

6

20

1898

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Stewart M. Hough, a son

HOUGH

6

10

1903

Nelson Hough and Linda Searing married

HOUGH

11

15

1905

Elmer Hough and Mabel Barnes married

HOUGH

3

20

1910

Nelson H. Hough died, age 32

HOUGH

5

2

1910

Stewart M. Hough died, age 58

HOUGH

1

9

1926

Floyd Hough and Beatrice Stillman married

HOUGH

3

13

1929

Mrs. Dora Hough died, age 72

HOUGH

9

1

1931

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Hough, a son

HOWARD

3

19

1908

Alva Howard moved to Freehold

HOWSHIELD

8

25

1919

Wilbur Sanford sold his farm to Lawrence Howshield

HUBBARD

2

14

1886

Mrs. Benjamin Hubbard died

HUBBARD

3

27

1912

Clifton Hubbard and Miss Myra Hull married

HUBBARD

12

7

1940

Clifton Hubbard died, age 66

HUGHES

8

18

1908

Gov. Charles E. Hughes spoke at the County Fair at Cairo

HULL

4

26

1891

Dwight P. Hull died

HULL

9

14

1898

W. Lyman Hull and Anna Bejbom married

HULL

12

29

1898

John Hull and Etta Reed married

HULL

10

20

1900

Austin L. Hull died, age 57

HULL

11

20

1901

George Hull and Evva Proper married

HULL

2

1

1902

George Hull and bride began housekeeping

HULL

12

19

1902

Born to Mr. and Mrs. George D. Hull, a boy

HULL

10

12

1904

William D. Hull and Eva Rogers married

HULL

11

6

1906

Born to Mr. and Mrs. George D. Hull, a boy

HULL

12

13

1907

Born to Mr. and Mrs. George D. Hull, a girl

HULL

6

10

1908

Orville Hull and Ada Alger married

HULL

9

14

1908

Gladys Hull died, age 5 mos

HULL

1

6

1911

William Lyman Hull died, age 34

HULL

10

21

1911

Ethel Hull died, age 18

HULL

3

28

1912

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Orville D. Hull, a son

HULL

4

16

1913

A. David Hull and Dorothy Nicholson married

HULL

10

12

1914

Born to Mr. and Mrs. David Hull, a girl

HULL

8

23

1916

Lightning struck the house of George Hull

HULL

6

12

1918

Lightning killed two cows for George D. Hull

HULL

4

8

1919

Edith Hull died, age 19

HULL

6

5

1919

Charley Hull died, age 16

HULL

2

5

1920

Born to Mr. and Mrs. A. David Hull, a boy

HULL

10

5

1922

Born to Mr. and Mrs. David Hull, a girl

HULL

5

1

1923

Mrs. Martha Hull died, age 69

HULL

6

9

1923

Fred Hull and Daisy Smith married

HULL

10

29

1925

Ernest Hull suffered a broken arm in the woods

HULL

11

9

1925

Ernest Hull and Ruth Hill married

HULL

3

24

1927

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Hull, a son

HULL

6

22

1927

William D. Hull died, age 49

HULL

12

17

1927

Walter Hull and Madelyn Van Dyke married

HULL

4

22

1928

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hull, a boy

HULL

8

2

1928

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hull, a son

HULL

4

6

1929

Fred Hull moved from Durham to the Smith farm

HULL

7

1

1929

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hull, a girl

HULL

2

25

1931

Austin Hull operated on in Albany hospital

HULL

6

30

1937

Fred Hull finishes four years as Cairo mail carrier

HULL

11

26

1937

Austin Hull and Ethel Gifford married

HULL

5

23

1938

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hull occupied their new house

HULL

9

26

1939

Orville D. Hull's barn burned

HULL

4

23

1940

Madelyn Hull appointed Welfare officer

HULL

4

30

1942

Infant of Walter and Madelyn Hull died

HULL

10

19

1943

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hull, a girl

HULL

10

8

1944

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Hull, a boy

HULL

2

15

1946

George Hull sold part of his farm to Walter Hull

HULL

6

18

1946

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hull, a girl

HULL

6

18

1946

Mrs. Ada Hull died, age 60

HULL

4

20

?

Born to Mr. and Mrs. George Hull, a girl

HUTCHINSON

9

12

1919

Wm. Hutchinson died, age 34

HUTTE

7

20

1907

Mrs. Anna Hutte's barn burned by lightning

HUTTE

5

25

1940

Mrs. Anna Hutte died, age 75

INGALLS

12

2

1921

Wm. Ingalls and Lillian Smith married

INGLIS

4

4

1928

Gilbert Inglis and Miss Dorothy Bosch married

INGRAHAM

4

22

1939

J. Frank Ingraham died, age 83

JANSSEN

2

13

1920

Albert Janssen died, age 32

JANSSEN

3

1

1930

Mrs. Mary Janssen died

JENNINGS

1

18

1899

Hyatt H. Jennings died, age 23

JENNINGS

4

16

1899

Mabel Jennings died, age 22

JENNINGS

9

23

1921

Mrs. Lulu Potter Jennings died, age 51

JENNINGS

12

23

1923

Charles Jennings and Mrs. May Brown married

JENNINGS

7

12

1930

Charles Jennings suffered a broken leg

JENNINGS

2

24

1936

Mrs. Ida Jennings died, age 77

JENNINGS

8

7

1937

Charles Jennings died, age 66

JEROME

4

10

1947

Mrs. Anna Jerome a former resident, 103 years of age

JOHNSON

9

6

1911

Sherwood Johnson died, age 75

JOHNSON

3

8

1938

Gordon Johnson broke an arm

JOHNSTON

9

29

1932

Arthur Johnston and Drois Bronson married

JONES

9

18

1896

Alvin Jones died, age 81

JONES

2

22

1898

Mrs. Alvin Jones died, age 87

KARKHCEK

2

25

1931

Henry Karkhcek suffered a broken leg in Albany

KARNOW

8

17

1921

Charles Karnow and Eva Mattice married

KEIL

5

23

1923

Rev. C.J.F. Keil and Caroline Gebhard married

KEIL

3

13

1924

Born to Rev. and Mrs. C. J. F. Keil, a girl

KELLERHOUSE

1

3

1915

Funeral of Mrs. Kellerhouse, age 51

KIMBLE

11

30

1933

George Kimble and Freda Low married

KINGSTON

4

12

1937

William Kingston died, age 79

KIRTLAND

2

9

1899

Mrs. Delia Kirtland died, age 82

KLINGER

7

16

1932

G. W. Klinger and family returned from France

KLINGER

10

7

1941

George Walter Klinger died, age 46

KNAPP

6

22

1921

Herbert Knapp and Mabel Burns married

KNOWLES

3

18

1903

Nelson G. Knowles and Annie Palmer married

KRIER

7

29

1927

George H. Krier bo't "Clifton Villa" at Shady Glen for $3100

LACY

2

1

1931

Roscoe Lacy died, age 53

LAMONT

4

16

1890

Dr. Wilbur F. Lamont and Grace Johnson married

LAMOREAUX

3

12

1907

Abbott Lamoreaux died, age 71

LAMOREAUX

9

6

1921

Mary Butts Lamoreaux died

LANCE

6

27

1927

Born to Dr. and Mrs. Frank Lance, a girl

LANCE

6

6

1932

Born to Dr. and Mrs. Frank Lance, a girl

LANDT

4

25

1942

The "Landt Trio" performed at Central School

LARSON

2

23

1911

Fred Larson and Nellie Smith Palmer married

LARSON

3

2

1911

J. F. Larson began housekeeping on Tiplin farm

LARSON

7

4

1913

Born to Mr. and Mrs. J. Fred Larson, a boy

LARSON

12

18

1918

Born to Mr. and Mrs. J. Fred Larson, a boy

LARSON

10

29

1941

J. Fred Larson died, age 56

LATTA

4

10

1888

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. C. Latta, a son

LATTA

11

20

1891

A "stone bee" for Wm. Latta's new house

LATTA

5

2

1893

Mrs. Harriet Latta died, age 64

LATTA

3

19

1900

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. C. Latta, a son (poss. 1920; strikeover on orig)

LATTA

2

1

1917

Supervisor Wm. C. Latta very ill with pneumonia

LATTA

3

19

1919

Ralph Latta and Annett Chamberlin married

LATTA

3

30

1923

Wm. Latta moved into Albert Smith's tenement house

LATTA

4

10

1926

Wm. C. Latta bought Albert Smith's tenement house

LATTA

11

16

1926

Mr. and Mrs. William Latta married 45 years

LATTA

2

2

1928

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Latta, a boy

LATTA

5

30

1930

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Latta, a boy

LATTA

6

8

1934

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Latta, a girl

LATTA

9

25

1939

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Latta, a son

LATTA

1

24

1943

Mrs. Lovina Latta died, age 82

LATTA

4

27

?

Born to Mr. and Mrs. William C. Latta, a girl

LAWRENCE

5

16

1887

Fred J. Lawrence was born

LAWRENCE

1

12

1888

Barn of Wm. H. Lawrence burned

LAWRENCE

3

27

1891

Wm. H. Lawrence died

LAWRENCE

3

29

1899

Erwin Lawrence moved to Durham

LAWRENCE

4

5

1918

Fred Lawrence enlisted 1st World War

LAWRENCE

10

21

1918

Fred J. Lawrence killed overseas, age 31

LAWRENCE

11

25

1922

Mrs. Jane M. Lawrence died, age 85

LAWRENCE

8

28

1924

Mrs. Erwin Lawrence died, age 71

LAWRENCE

9

16

1928

Erwin Lawrence died, age 77

LAWSON

9

29

1935

Langdon Lawson and Ruth Proper married

LAWYER

4

24

1908

Edna Lawyer died, age 13

LAYMON

5

8

1928

Sylvanus Laymon died, age 83

LAYMON

7

16

1931

Lucius Laymon died, age 77

LAYMON

2

26

1936

Mrs. Rose Laymon died, age 77

LEE

10

23

1930

Barn of Mrs. Olive Lee burned

LEHANE

12

19

1931

Dr. Timothy D. Lehane died, age 63

LELAND

8

1

1942

Mrs. Emma Leland bo't the Hope farm

LEVINESS

9

10

1919

Auction sale of C. T. Leviness

LEVINESS

5

20

1924

Charles T. Leviness died, age 73

LISK

7

28

1891

Mrs. Benjamin Lisk died, age 98

LITTLEFIELD

3

11

1895

Miss Sara Littlefield bought the Strong place for $1200

LOTZ

3

21

1941

Mrs. Anna Zeilbeer sold her farm to Otto Lotz

LOW

11

3

1901

William Low bo't the Warner place for $300

LOW

6

6

1936

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Peter Low, a boy

LOW

11

26

1936

Charles Low and Doris Hull married

LOW

9

8

1939

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Peter Low, a son

LOW

12

2

1941

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Peter Low, a boy

LOW

3

31

1944

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Low, a son

LOW

11

20

1947

Mr. and Mrs. William Low married 50 years

LOWN

8

31

1923

Addie Lown died, age 27

 


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