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July 4, 1890; Friday

Valentine-Kessler-At the F. M. parsonage, Rockville Centre, June 29 by Rev. S. K. Spahr. Mr. Ulysses Valentine, of Far Rockaway and Miss Frances Kessler, of Rockville Centre.

Mott-Wanser-At the 7th St. M.E. parsonage, New York, June 23, by Rev. W. A. Layton. Mr. Willam H. Mott of Oceanville, to Miss Harriet C. Wanser, of New York City.

Gildersleeve-Johnson-Bellmore, June 25, by Rev. W. M. Downey, Miss Hattie M., daughter of Mr. C. F. Johnson, of Bellmore, and Mr. Fred. E. Gildersleeve of Hempstead.

Smith-Skidmore-New York, June 25, by Rev. W. A. Layton, Mr. William H. S. Smith and Miss Lizzie Skidmore, both of Hempstead.

Snedeker-Wheeler-Babylon-June 18, by Rev. Mr. Long, assisted by Rev. S. N. Snedeker, Mr. Thomas Snedeker, of Hempstead, and Miss Dora Wheeler, of Babylon.

Springfield-Mr. Stephen Nostrand and Miss Nellie Dunham, of Jamaica, were married Wednesday evening of last week by Rev. J. Howard Hobbs.

Gory-Hempstead, June 29, Maria Gory, aged 39 years.

Hartman-Elmont, June 30, Mary Hartman, aged 32 years.

(25)Whitmore-Ridgewood, June 29, Willet Whitmore aged 59 years, 1 month and 1 day.

Rockaway Beach-Mrs. J. C. Pumpelley, who occupied the Amberman cottage at Arverne died on Tuesday evening.

Jamaica-Mrs. Emma VanWickel died last Saturday after a long illness. Hers was a life devoted to kind and thoughtful acts and her memory will long be cherished.

Jamaica-James Siney was drowned while swimming in Goose Pond one day last week. He was seventeen years old.

CEDARHURST-Ann Kenny, aged nearly 78 years, who lived with her daugher- in-law, Mrs. Mary Kenny, near the depot, was found lying dead upon the louge at her home on Wednesday afternoon of last week. It seems that during the afternoon woman by the name of Ann Dilts called while the old woman was alone. She brought with her a flask of whiskey of which the old woman partook freely. In her enfeebled condion she was unable to withstand the effects of the strong liquor and death resulted. Cornoner Horton was notified and empaneled a jury Saturday night; the inquest was held at Montross hotel. The jury rendered a verdict, that the deceased came to her death by apoplexy. Dr. Hartwell, who had made an examination of the body, gave it as his opinion that the woman came to her heath by taking too much whiskey, and if this be true it would appear that the verdict was rather incomplete.

Hempstead-The reamins of Whitson Smith were brought to this village for interment in Greenfield Cemetery last Saturday. Mr. Smith was a ntative of Hempstead, being a son of the late Gilbert Smith. He met his death suddenly in Brooklyn last week while in the performance of duties for the Union Ferry Company. He was struck by a falling coal hoist and sustained injuries which resulted in his death two hours later.


*Henry Alexander, a mulatto, aged 19 years, died at the town poorhouse on Monday. He came to his death through injuries received at the hands of other boys, whether inflicted through malice or the result of a danderous sport is not known. Alezander was employed as a farm hand by Gotlieb Meyers, a farmer residing near Island Trees. Last Friday while he was in a cherry tree picking cherries several boys of the neighborhood took to throwing stones at him. They continued it until a stone struck Alexander in the head. He fell from the tree apparently dead, but examination showed he was alive, and a wound made by the stone was found over his right eye. He also sustained injuries through his fall from the tree. He was taken to the town poorhouse at Uniondale and died on Monday. Coroner Horton was notified and on learning the facts started an investigation. On Tuesday Joseph Seligman a boy 14 years of age was arrest by Constable Smith; the boy acknowldged throwing the stone that caused Alexander's death but said he and his comrades were only having sport with the colored boy at the time. Seligman was place under $500 bonds by the Coroner, which was furnished, to appear before him at the Town Hall for examination next Monday.

July 11, 1890

Pearsall-Combs-East New York, by Rev. Mr. Barnhart, Mr. Mahlon Pearsall, of Freeport, to Miss Laura Combs, of Oceanville.

Burch-Bogart-July 3, by Rev. Geo. W. Servis, Everard R. Burch to Cornelia J. Bogart, both of Amityville.

Oceanville-Our well known citizen, Mr. Wm. R. Soper and Miss Ella Jackson were united in happy wedlock last Sunday.

Nagle-East Rockaway-June 25, John Nagle, aged 39 years.

Johnson-Rockville Centre, July 3, Adeline A. Johnson, of Brooklyn, aged 51 years and 24 days.

(26) HOLMES-Pearalls, July 7, John, son of Leonard and Margaret Holmes, aged 6 years and 3 months.

Seaford-Mr. M. A. Hageman, for many years a resident of this place, died from sunstroke at Chicago.


The inquest to ascertain the cause of the death of Henry Alexander, the mulatto of Island Trees, whose death was noted last week, was held by Coroner Horton at the Town Hall on Monday. Martin Kunz, a sixteen-year-old boy, testified that he was playing with Alexander and other boys when the accident occured. They were playing "hide and seek." Alexander hid in a cherry tree. When Seligman discovered him he began throwing stone at him at the same time shouting "get off of there". He had probably thrown five or six stones when one struck Alexander and he fell to te ground with a cry. Gotleib Meyers, who was the boy's employer, testified that he was brought home on a wheelbarrow Friday night and placed on the barn floor where he laid without medical attendance until the followin Sunday afternoon. He was then taken to the poor house by Overseer Mollineaux. Dr. Wm. Rhame testified that he was called to attend deceased two days after he was hurt, and found him completely paralyzed below the neck, insinsible to all feeling with the exception of the head. The only mark of violence was a wound over the left eye. There was a fracture of the vertebra. The cause of death was paralysis induced by the fracture of the spinal column. Other testimony similar to that of Kunz and Meyers was given. The jury were out ten minutes when they rendered a verdict as follows: " We, the jury, find that Henry Alexander came to his death by a stone thrown in a careless manner on June 27, 1890, boy Joseph Seligman. We also censure Gotleib Meyers for inhuman neglect in not rpocuring a physician immediately." Coroner Horton committed Seligman to the county jail. On Tuesday he was taken by Officer Smith before Judge Garretson, at Jamaica, when he was released on a bond in the sum of $2,000. Charles Keisling and Dudley Rowell are the bondsmen.

July 18, 1890; Friday

Smith-Wandel-At the residence of the bride's parents, Brooklyn, June 19, by Rev. W. J. Mosier, Mr. Benjamin L. Smith, of Ridgewood, to Miss Mabel C. Wandel, of Brooklyn.

Murray-Langridge-Inwood, June 15, by Rev. S. G. Appleget, Mr. Garrett Murray to Miss Minnie Langridge, both of Rockaway Beach.

SPRINGFIELD-George Bailey, clerk for E. H. Thompson, is about to wed Miss Clara, daughter of Joseph Wagner.

Deaths: Raynor-Freeport-July 13, Jane, widow of the late Benjamin R. Raynor, aged 84 year, 9 months and 17 days.

(27)Hicks-Cedarhurst-July 7, Sarah E., wife of John A. Hicks, aged 37 years and 34 days.

Carman-Hewletts, July 3, Florence A., daughter of Walter and Jennie Carman, aged 7 months and 15 days.

Casigu-Lawrence- July 6, Cornelius Casigu, aged 70 years.

Hempstead-Mrs. Hester A. Hewlett, wife of Oliver T. Hewlett, died at her home west of this village last Friday. Her death was caused by cancer. Several weeks ago an operation was performed for the removal of a growth, but the result was only to cause the formation of other tumors, to the number of twenty or more. Mrs. Hewlett was a member of the M.E. Church of this village, and was highly respected for her many estimable qualities. The funeral which was largely attended, took place on Sunday, with interment at Greenfield.

Hempstead-Jason Hendrickson, a native of Fosters Meadow, and a man well known in this vicinity, died at his residence on Henry street last Friday.

Hempstead- In the person of James Weeks who died last Saturday there passed away a man whose eccentricity of characteris seldom equaled. He was born in New York in 1822 and came to this village to reside with his parents when a boy and continued to live here ever since. His last visit to New York was made about forty years ago. Although the Long Island Railroad was then just completed Mr. Weeks would not avail himself of the opportunity of riding over it, declaring his intention to never make use of that mode of travel. His decision remained unbroken to the day of his death. Mr. Weeks was unmarried. He was a man of average intelligence, of good moral character and a respected citizen. He was a great reader and kept himself well informed on the general affairs of the day. He however took little personal interest in political matters, having, it is authoritatively stated, never availed himself of the privilege of voting. He never used tobacco and was always seen wearing a light colored, broad rimmed hat, and in cool weather an overcoat of similar color. He had never engaged in any business having been left sufficient property by his father to enable him to live without work, and it is variously estimated that he left from $25,000 to $50,000.

July 25, 1890; Friday

Warren-Andrews-Pearsalls-July 15, by Rev. J. H. Smith of Jamaica, Mr. Daniel A. Warren to Miss Irene F. Andrews, both of New York.

Smith-Abrams-At the home of the bride, Pearsalls, July 20, by Rev. S. E. Spahr, Mr. Archibald H. Smith, of Brooklyn, to Miss Georgianna Abrams.


A pretty house wedding took place Monday morning at the residence of W. F. Weeks, the occassion being the marriage of Miss Jennie B. Weeks to Albert L. Denton, of Brooklyn. The parlors and dining room were artistically trimmed with vines and flowers. At 11 o'clock the bridegroom entered the parlor, accompanied by his best man, Charles R. Gilmore, of Brooklyn. They were there met by the bride, who was preceded by Miss Rosalie M. Weeks. Rev. J. A. Davis officiated, and, after receiving the congratulations of the guests, all sat down to a wedding breakfast. The gown of the bride was of white China silk, trimmed with Duchess lace. She carried a bouquet of white lilies. The bridesmaid's dress was of white embroidered Swiss. The bridgesgroom wore a Prince Albert suit of dark cloth. Many presents of a useful character, as well as those for ornamental purposes, were given the youg couple. They are now enjoying their wedding tour, which will embrace a stay at Troy, Buffalo and in Canada.

Pearsall-Woodsburgh, July 17, Julius A., son of Alexander and Margaret Pearsall, aged 5 months and 17 days.

Conner-Hempstead, July 15, Mrs. Margaret, wife of William Conner, aged 26 years.

Hewlett-Washington Square, July 11, Hester A. wife of Oliver T. Hewlett, aged 54 years, 3 mos. and 9 days.

Hendrickson-Hempstead, July 11, Jason B. Hendrickson, aged 73 years.

Skidmore-Hempstead, July 14, Mary, daughter of James Skidmore, aged 3 months.

Weekes-Hempstead, July 11, James Weekes, aged 68 years.

Bothmann-Rockville Centre, July 16, Annie, daughter of Adolph Bothmann, aged 9 days.

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Transcribed and Edited© by Linda Pearsall Harvey