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June 6, 1890; Friday

Birth: Hempstead
Mr. John Snedeker, the popular dealer in extracts, is the happy father of a bouncing boy.

Married:
Nock-Rhodes-Freeport, May 29, at the residence of the bride's parents, by Rev. J. H. Hand. Mr. Arthur Nock, of Irving, N.Y. to Miss Minnie Rhodes, daughter of Andrew Rhodes, Esq.

Raynor-Ramsbottom-At the M. E. parsonage, Freeport, May 29, by Rev. J. H. Hand. Mr. Elmer Raynor to Miss Annie Ramsbottom, all of Freeport.

Lucas-Barker-At the residence of the bride's parents, Freeport., May (ink smear), by Rev. J. H. Hand, Mr. Thomas Lucas of Brooklyn, to Miss Lottie Barker, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Barker.

Losee-Smith-At the F. M. parsonage, Rockville Centre, June 1, by Rev. S. K. Spahr. Mr. Oliver C. Losee, of Freeport, to Miss Malinda Smith, of Smithville.

Tredwell-Seaman-At the M. E. parsonage, Rockville Centre, May 25, Rev. George Stillman, Mr. Warren Tredwell to Miss Emma Seaman, all of Rockville Centre.

Seaman-Morse-Baldwin, June 4, by Rev. Geo. Filmer, Mr. Chas. L. Seaman of Freeport, and Miss Mary E. Morse of Baldwins.

Inwood- The marriage of Mr. Albert Smalley, of Pearsalls, and Miss Annie Warner, took place on Friday evening at the residence of the bride's parents, the ceremony being performed by Re. Mr. Fanning.

Inwood- Mr. Amos Breeze and Miss Fannie Craft were united in marriage on Sunday evening, by Rev. Mr. Hull at his residence. Instead of going to California or Europe on a wedding tour they went to housekeeping, which is a very simple way of beginning matrimony, and are now pleasantly situated in Frank Smith's cottage on Bayview Avenue.

Deaths:
Valley Stream-On Saturday last John Mullins, a railroad brakeman on the freight train, went to throw a switch at this place, and caught his foot in a frog. The train was coming, and he could not get extricated in time. Both legs were crushed and he was taken immediately to St. Catherine's Hospital, Brooklyn, where he died in the afternoon.

Freeport-Samuel Smith, the hermit of Freeport Beach, died on Thursday night, aged 71 years. In his younger days he was known as "Spry Sam," being a man of great activity and strength. About thirty years ago, he built a hut on the beach and has since lived ther in seclusion. He was a great worker and made considerable money by getting. iron and copper from wrecks of vessels. One night his cabin was robbed by some parties from the west and it almost broke his heart. He was a very kindhearted man, saved a good many persons from drowning, and was always ready to help any one in distress, if he could. He was also fond of whiskey and when under its influence gained the appellation of "Crazy Sam." During his last weeks he was kindly cared for by Mr. A. J. Scott on the beach. A large number of friends and neighbors attended his funeral on Sunday, at the residence of Mr. Scott. Rev. J. H. Hand conducted the services; interment in Freeport Cemetery.

Elmont-Mrs. Mary Van Nostrand, aged 63 years, died on Saturday. The funeral took place Tuesday at her late residence and was very largely attended.

John Rogers, a widely known florist of Woodhaven, died on Wednesday.

Charles Sutton died suddenly at Hicksville on Thursday night. He was engaged to be married to one of the ladies of that village.

June 13, 1890; Friday

Married:
Harvey-Bender-At the Church of the Redeemer, Merrick, by Rev. Wm. M. Downey, Royal Francis Harvey to Annie Crane, daughter of Daniel Bender.

Jamaica-Miss Margie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. S. Elmendorf, at one time residents of Jamaica, now residing in Lake City, Col., was married to Mr. Wm. O'Brien of that place last Saturday.

Jamaica-Miss Dora Wheeler, formerly of this place, and an artist of increasing prominence, was married last week to Mr. Keith, a lawyer of New York City.

Valley Stream-The marriage of Mr. Chris Schreiber and Miss Louise, daughter of William Smith, took place on May 29th, the Rev. Father McGuire, of Hewletts performing the ceremony.

Deaths:
Smith-Bellmore, May 30, Stephen A. Smith, aged 46 years, 9 months and 3 days.

Johnstone-South Oyster Bay, June 5, Robert Rankin Johnstone, aged 32 years.

Remsen-Smithville South, June 6, James C. Remsen, aged 72 years, 6 months and 8 days.

DeMott-Baldwins, June 7, May, only daughter of Jeremiah and Fannie DeMott, in her 5th year.

Cornwell-Baldwins, June 7 Charlie, son of Wallace H. and Isabella Cornwell, in his 6th years.

Baldwin-Baldwins, June 6, Francis B. Baldwin, in his 74th year.

Inwood-On Saturday evening John Schmidt, a jeweler of 294 Powers Street, Brooklyn; John H. Kinn, a brother-in-law of Schmidt and Mathias J. Pollock, started out from Canarsie in a row boat in order to be early on the fishing ground Sunday moring. An over-turned boat, found drifting in the bay the next afternoon, gave mute evidence of a catastrophe. Monday the body of Schmidt was picked up, while drifting in the inlet, by Charles Baker, of Rockaway Beach. Coroner Horton was at once notified, and upon his arrival impaneled a jury. The body was viewed and the inuest adjourned until Thursday. Tuesday afternoon the body was removed from the undertaking establishment of Combs & Sprague to Brooklyn. Schmidt leaves a widow and three children.

Bellmore-Mr. James C. Remsen, one of our elderly and most respected citizens, died on Friday last, in his 73rd year. Mr. Remsen was a successful farmer for many years and he was also an earnest Christian man, and for 41 years a member of the Newbridge M. E. Church. Mr. Remsen was well known as an active worker at special meetings and camp meetings. His funeral was largely attended on Monday. Interment at Rockville Centre; Rev N. Hubbell officiating.

Baldwins-Baldwin, Hon. Francis B., on Friday morning last, cast a decided gloom over this communtiy. Mr. Baldwin was in his 74th year, and for thirty years had been our most prominent and wealthiest citizens. For several weeks he had been in poor health, sffering from fatty degeneration of the heart. For many years Mr. Baldwin was engaged in the clothin business in New York City, retiring with a handsome fortune. He was an active promoter of the construction of the South Side Railroad and one of the principal stock holders. Mr. Baldwin did more than any other man to build up the village of his name. He constructed over twenty dwelling houses, some of them being very large and handsome structures. He was also exceedingly generous and in a quiet way he did a great deal to relieve suffering and distress. He was also a liberal contributor to the Oceanville Presbyterian Church, and the spire of the Methodist Episcopal Church of this place was built by him. For many years in politics Mr. Baldwin was an active Democrat. In 1869-70 he represented this district in the Legislature. Subsequently he was County Treasurer for two terms of three years each. Mr. Baldwin was quite a noted breeder of horses and Jersey cattle. He was a member of the South Side Driving Club, and but a short time before his death had kindly donated the use of the track on his premises for the club.
Funeral services were held at his late residence on Monday. It was the largest funeral ever held in this section, all the leading men of the town and county being in attendance, besides the vast congregation of relatives and friends. The servies were conducted by Rev. D. M. Buchanan and Rev. George Filmer, Rev. D. M. Buchanan preaching an admirable discourse. Interment at Greenfield Cemetery. Mr. Baldwin leaves a widow, but no children.

Greenlawn-Done Potter, a well known colored man of Greenlawn, accidently fell in a well on George Field's place last Monday, and before assistance could reach him he was dead.

Greenport-Nathan Fordham, on e of Greenport's best know citizens, died suddenly Wednesday night from apoplexy. He amassed a fortune in the sailmaking business and was well known to yacht-men.

Glenwood-The body of Arthur Heasely, who was drowned on Sunday afternoon, May 18th, was found last Friday morning, floating ner the sopot where he went down, by Capt. Tillany, of Glenwood.

Glen Cove-Miss Kate Munson, daughter of Mr. Levi Munson, of Glen Cove, while in a fit of despondency, last Sunday, took a dose of 'rough on rats'. She lingered in agony for hours, when death ensued, medical attendance being of no avail.

Sag Harbor-Mrs. Hannah French, sister-in-law of ex-Police Commissioner Stephen H. French of New York, and mother of Miss French, Postmistress of Sag Harbor, an appointee of President Harrison, died on Saturday at her Sag Harbor home.

June 27, 1890; Friday

MARRIED:
(1)Wilcox-Pettit-At the residence of the bride's parents, Lawrence, June 21, by Rev. T. W. Marlin. Mr. William W. Wilcox, of New York to Miss Virginia, daughter of M. M. Pettit.

(2)Marlow-Pettit-Washington D.C., June 12, by Rev. Dr. Cuthbert. Mr. Edwin S. Marlow to Miss Lena Pettit, daughter of the late Mott Pettit, of Lawrence.

(3)Reed-Noe-At the residence of the bride's parents, Woodsburgh, June 25, by Rev. Thomas W. Martin. Mr. Frederic Reed, of L.I. City, to Miss Lillie youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Noe.

Davison-Mott-Oceanville, June 25, by Rev. S. T. Reque, Mr. Stanley D. Davison to Miss Carrie M. Mott, both of Oceanville.

Inwood: The marriage of Mr. Wm. Rhinehart and Miss Sadie, daughter of Mr. Chas. Fosdick, was concummated on Tuesday evening by Rev. Mr. Gillies, of Lawrence, at his residence.

(1)Marriage:
Lawrence-Miss Virginia Pettit, daughter of Mr. M. M. Pettit and Mr. Wm. W. Wilcox were joined in wedlock by the Rev. T. W. Martin, on Saturday last, on the residence of the bride's parents. Only the relatives and the immediate friends of the couple witnessed the impressive ceremony. After refreshments Mr. Wilcox and his bride left for Kirkville, near Syracuse, where the parents of the former reside. The bride was handsomely remembered in the way of wedding gifts, many of them beautiful and valuable offerings to remind her of the friendship of the donors. Mr. Wilcox formerly taught school in this village.

(2)Marriage:
Lawrence-The marriage of Miss Lena Pettit, of Washington, and Mr. E. S. Marlow of the same city, took place June 12th. The bride is a daughter of the late Mott Pettit and has resided in the above city since her father's death. The couple have been spending the honeymoon in this village. Upon their arrival the brothers of the bride tendered her a very pleasant reception at the residence of Mr. Smith Pettit. Friday they left for home. It was Mr. Marlow's first visit to this section, and we learn that he was much pleased with it. On the other hand he left behind some very flattering impressions of himself, and it is hoped he and his bride may make their visits frequent. From a Washington paper we clip the following: "A pretty wedding occurred last night at 219 Third Street Northwest. Miss Lena Pettit being married to Mr. Edwin S. Marlow. The bride is a niece of Mr. Smith Pettit, and a young lady of more than ordinary attractions and accomplishments. The groom is well known, and holds a position with the Electric Light Company. Rev. Dr. Cuthbert performed the ceremony. After a wedding trip to Lawrence, the young couple will be at home at 219 Third street."

(3)Woodsburgh
One of the most brilliant nuptial events in the history of the village took place Monday evening-the marriage of Miss Lillie Noe and Mr. Frederick Reed, of Long Island City. Rev. T. W. Martin, rector of Trinity Church, officiated. The bridesmaids were the Misses Louisa and Lida Noe, the bestman Mr. George Hobby, of Brooklyn. The bride looked beautiful, attired in pearl gray surah and velvet, trimmed with steel passementerie and diamond ornaments. The event took place at the handsome residence of the bride's parents, on Brower's Point, and more than two hundred relatives and friends were present. The house was a veritable flower garden, even the banisters leading from the the lower floor upstairs seemingly to be but a trail of flowers of many kinds and hues, while an ingenious little retreat for the musicians, whose time of action was yet to come, had been arranged of ferns in one corner of the parlor, completely screening them from view. But the impromptu chancel, a bay window, where the ceremony took place, was the climax of the floral display. The back- ground, clinging to the windows as if they grew there, and completely hiding them from view, was formed of pond lilies, daisies, ferns and other flowers arranged with marvelous taste. The arch was also similarly arranged, and suspended from it was a bell of daises. It was under this bell that the twain knelt and were made man and wife, separted from the clergyman by a white ribbon streteched from either side of the alcove. After the ceremony a supper in every way fitting to the splendor of the occasion was served, with colored waiters in attendance. Then terpsichore held sway, and in the midst of the dance Mr. Reed and his bride left on a late train on their bridal trip, with Niagara Falls their objective point. Just as they were departing, a number of gentlemen repaired to the lawn and sweetly rendered "Farewell my own true love." The came the customary shower of rice and old shoes, profuse and effective. The couple will enjoy a season of travel for a few weeks, and on the 12th of July will sail for Europe, where they will spend the remainder of the Summer. The bridal presents were elaborate and numerous, and many of them very costly. A solid silver tea service, upon a tray of the same metal, was among the more noticeable gifts in silver, yet there were others equally beautiful, probably more serviceable but less costly.

Deaths:
VanClieff-Inwood, June 16, Margaretta, wife of James VanClieff.

Horton-Lawrence, June 21, David Horton, of Pearsalls, aged 76, 5 months and 5 days.

Lawrence-Thomas P., son of John Murphy, died on Monday of membranous croup, aged three years, and three months. Interment in Calvery Cemetery.

East Rockaway- Mr. John K. Nagle, who has resided in East Rockaway a little more than a year, died on Wednesday morning after an illness of several months, although only confined to the house for two or three months. Mr Nagle was a photographer by profession, and for the past two or three years was connected with Frederick's in New York. He leaves a widow and two small children. The funeral services will be held at his late residence this afternoon at 3 o'clock.

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