submissions by Doug Boyer, Russ Tallman, Kathleen Thomas, and Patricia Wright
February 18, 1926 - Rescue Man And Team
Pine Grove cor.:
About 4 p. m. on Sunday the residents of Hawverville, Livingstonville and Pine Grove were alarmed by loud cries issuing from the hills above Hawverville, called "Bill Williams' Hill."
A noble effort was made through the driving storm by Adelbert Dutton, Cleo Chichester, Frank Lloyd, Orman Campbell and Vernon Lloyd. Mr. Helicoss joined them later.
Darkness soon came on making traveling hard and location difficult to find. They spent five hours, returning soaked to their skins and nearly exhausted.
What did they find? A man and unhitched team stranded in the snow, nearly despairing of ever seeing habitation again. He was Moses Bevins who resides with Hezekiah Bevins on the Harvey Stever place.
Mr. Bevins was returning from Mr Hellicoss' in the afternoon and wandered from the usual track owing to the severe storm and wandered around until he became lost on top of what the people here know as "Old Virginia," where they found him.
Then they assisted in reaching the man's home, sometimes shoveling through and other times going over drifts several feet high through darkness and blinding snow. Owing to the fact that but three families live on that hill, winter roads are almost impossible to find at any time, to say nothing of attempting it in a blizzard darkness and being unaccustomed to that region.
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April 8, 1926 – Sanford Wells Wins Prize In Essay
Some time ago the ladies of the W. C. T. U. voted to give a prize of $5.00, to the student of Middleburgh High School writing the best essay upon the subject "Cigarettes". Every student in the high school wrote an essay, many of them were most excellent. They were submitted to the judges and they after sifting the number down to five, referred the said five essays to a Harvard professor, living out of town, and upon his decision the prize was awarded to Sanford Wells. It was a $5.00 gold piece.
W. E. Bassler was at the opening of the school Tuesday morning, and after giving a short talk upon the tobacco question, presented the prize to Mr. Wells. The essay we understand will be read at the commencement exercises in June. The "News", extends congratulations to Mr. Wells for the honor he has won.
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June 1926 – Breakabeen Boy Gets Degree - Has Secured
the Degree of Master of Arts
Rev. George H. Kling, formerly a resident of Breakabeen, and a well known teacher in the schools of this county, and who since 1913 has been pastor of the Second Lutheran church at West Sand lake, graduated last Monday, June 21, as a member of twelve successful candidates for the degree of Master of Arts from the New York State College for Teachers, Albany. This degree carries with it a license to teach in any of the public schools in this state for life. Mr. Kling will however continue in the ministry. he chose Education as his major subject to get the underlying principles of religious education. He also took work in philosophy, sociology and English, the last named being his minor subject. His thesis was "The Public School as a Factor in Character Training." Rev. Kling has also the degrees of Bachelor of Divinity conferred by the Hartwick Theological Seminary in 1913, and of Bachelor of Arts conferred by Union College, Schenectady, two years ago.
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June 1926 – Victors in Spelling Contest
The county spelling contest which was held at Schoharie May 31, with one contestant from each town participating, had the following results: Irene J. Mickle of Carlisle, won first place; Vera E. Terpening of Richmondville, second; Jennie Wolfe of Jefferson, third; Thelma M. Toles of Cobleskill, fourth.
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June 23, 1926 – Bennett-Mackey
A very pretty wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ivan O. Mackey of Preston Hollow Wednesday, June 23rd, when their daughter Mildred Alice, became the bride of H. Alton Bennett of Delmar.
Miss Medeline VanDyke of Medusa was maid of honor and Walter Bennett of Delmar, brother of the groom acted as best man. Promptly at noon to the strains of the wedding march rendered by Miss Meda Smith, the bridal party entered and took their places before a bank of evergreens, ferns and flowers. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Cyrus Aldrich of Philadelphia, brother in law of the bride. The bride wore white canton crepe and carried a shower boquet of bride’s roses.
The maid of honor wore Fleur de lys georgette and a corsage of pink carnations.
Following the ceremony luncheon was served, after which the bride and groom left amid a shower of rice and confetti for an extended trip to many points of interest both in Pennsylvania and New York state.
The bride was the recipient of many beautiful and useful gifts, also $85 in money.
The bride’s traveling gown was crystal grey crepe de chine with bois de rose hat.
The out of town guests were Mrs. Catherine Bennett, Mr. Frank Bennett, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Haswell and son Howard, Mr. Walter Bennett, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Bennett and daughters Florence, Evelyn and Jean, Mr. and Mrs Everett R. Mackey and son Lawrence of Delmar, Rev. and Mrs. Cyrus Aldrich and children Ivan and Elizabeth of Philadelphia, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bennett of Selkirk, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Craw of Middleburgh, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence A. Mackey and sons Robert and Donald of Schenectady, Miss Madeline VanDyke of Medusa.
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July 1926 - Birthday Surprise
Mrs. Orman Campbell and brother, Leslie Scutt, gave their parents a surprise on July 5th, the occasion being Mr. Amos Scutt's birthday, Mrs. Scutt's being a few days before.
The day was greatly enjoyed by all as the party could take place between the scenes of the street celebration which they witnessed as well.
The bountiful repast was one center of attraction, chief of which drew admiring eyes toward the pretty birthday cake with its 51 candles, made by Mrs. Campbell.
Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. John Brainard and son of East Windham; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hubbard, Messrs. Lewis and Bert Hubbard of Manorkill; Mr. Jerome Brainard, of Port Ewen; Mr. and Mrs. A. Brandown, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Robinson and son, of Ashland; Mrs. Elliot Thorington, of Flat Creek; Mr. and Mrs. Orman Campbell and two daughters, of Pine Grove; Mrs. Manley Coons and son, Claude, of Breakabeen; Mr. and Mrs. Amos Scutt and son Leslie.
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July 1926 - Auto Stolen - Three of the Thieves Captured
Tuesday evening of last week an auto belonging to Mrs. Edward Van Voris was stolen from her garage at Boucks Falls about 11 o'clock. She discovered the robbery just as the parties were starting away. Her telephone line having been disconnected she went to a neighbor's and spread abroad the facts.
In the morning Sheriff Peter J. Mattice, his deputy John Johnson, Otto C. Gridley, Constable Charles Bauers started out to capture the thieves and recover if possible the coupe.
After three or four days of searching they rounded up three of the thieves, who confessed to the guilt. The sheriff of Schenectady county captured Mr. Wormer. Mr. Gridley and those with him captured Robert Ingrahm and George Baldwin. Oscar Lindsley, another of the gang, all of Dunnsville, is still at large. Ingrahm and Baldwin are out on bail, while Wormer has thus far failed to secure bail. In the capture of Wormer it was necessary to use firearms and he was hit by a bullet from the gun of the authorities.
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July 1926 - Colonial Ball
The Colonial Ball held on Monday evening July 5th, under the management of Mrs. Frank Rickard, proved a very enjoyable and successful affair. On every hand we hear words of commendation for the event and it was a most pleasing ending for a day long to be remembered for its many attractive features.
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July 1926 - Married
Haynes - Sweet - Saturday, July 10th, Robert Haynes of Fultonham and Miss Lillian Sweet of this village.
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July 1926 - Zimmer Hill (Middleburgh News)
Zimmer Hill, July 31 - Mrs. Harold Cross of Athens spent several days recently with Mr. and Mrs. Adelbert Bateholts.
Mrs. Wm. Resue and grandson are spending a few days with her brother Alfred Resue of Barton Hill.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Frink called on Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Slater and family Saturday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Myers Resue visited his brother, Alfred Resue, Sunday.
Wallace Bellinger of Gallupville is assisting Cornelius Treddlemire with his harvesting.
Harry Emery spent Sunday with Douglas Leach.
Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Treddlemire and daughter, Mrs. Fred Schaffer and daughters were at Warner's Lake Sunday.
Rudy Sturm and friends spent Sunday at Warner's lake.
Clyde Haverly made a business trip to Middleburg Monday.
Orlena Treddlemire had an attack of summer grip last week. Doctor Wright attended her.
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July 1926 - Flat Creek (Middleburgh News)
Flat Creek, July 31 - Rev. and Mrs. G. W. Rockwell and daughter Dorothy spent a couple of days on their way to Penn Yan where they will camp out and fill the pulpit at that place during vacation.
We are sad to record the death of Mrs. Joseph Bolen at the home of Newell Miller where they were boarding, on Thursday, July 22. Her funeral was held on Sunday at 12:30, rev. O. T. Smith of this place officiating. many relatives and friends were present from Syracuse, Oneonta and home places. Burial at Breakabeen.
The many friends of Harold Gordon will be sorry to hear he is at the Albany hospital for treatment. All hope for a speedy recovery. His sister Vivian accompanied him.
Otis hall is recovering from the mumps.
Miss Arminda Kingsley picniced with Phoenicia friends after church on Sunday.
Mrs. Harmon Buell was a guest of her son Bruce on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Keyser were out of town on Sunday, accompanied by Peter Mattice and Mrs. Violetta Gordon.
Mrs. Stanley and Mrs. Selleck Mace with their children attended church at this place on Sunday.
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July 15, 1926 - Bible School at Fultonham
Vacation Bible School will commence in the Union Church, Fultonham Monday, July 19th. The directors will be Rev. Frank Wolford. D. D., of Hartwick Seminary, Rev. W. G. Boomhower of Cobleskill, and Rev. Milton W. Rector of Cobleskill. There will be three courses of study. Adults, Young People and Children. Everybody welcome. Dr. Wolford will speak at the Fultonham Union Church Sunday evening, July 18th.
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August 1926 - Birthday Surprise Party
The home of Mrs. Mary E. Becker at Breakabeen was the scene of a very happy gathering on Friday evening of last week, Aug. 6th.
Mrs. Becker had been away during the day and so upon her return was very much surprised to find nearly sixty of her friends seated on her lawn beneath a large maple tree waiting to greet her.
The hours passed all to quickly. At 9 o'clock ice cream and cake were served while listening to a number of Selections played on the cornet and clarinet by James R. Bouck and Howard D. Mann, which were thoroughly enjoyed by all. The large birthday cake was then placed upon a stand and the candles lighted. Mrs. Becker succeeded in blowing out all but 14 of them. According to the old adage, this is the number of years allotted to her to be with us. We sincerely hope this will prove true and even more.
At 10 o'clock the auto horns reminded us of the time agreed upon for departure and so we left for our respective homes, wishing Mrs. Becker continued good health throughout the remaining years of her life.
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August 1926 - Mr. and Mrs. Tilden Bouck Entertain
Guinea, August 16 - Mr. and Mrs. Tilden Bouck entertained in honor of her mother, Mrs. Melissa Tanner's birthday, Friday, Aug. 13th. Mitchel Tanner and Nrs. See Becker were honored guests, their birthdays occurring on nearly the same date. At noon a bountiful dinner was served on the lawn. The menu included chicken, salads, pickles, fruit, candy, ice cream, cake and coffee. The afternoon was spent in playing barnyard golf base ball, games and visiting. When departing in the late afternoon, they expressed the wish that they may meet many times in such happy gatherings. Those present were: Mrs. M. R. Tanner and son Mitchell E. Tanner, Mrs. B. Mugford and granddaughter Rosemary, Mr. and Mrs. Josiah M. Rosecrans, Mrs. W. S. Becker, Mr. and Mrs. James Mattice and daughter Viola, Mrs. Alfred J. Mattice, Abram C. Mattice, Mrs. Andrew Moore and two granddaughters Thelma and Virginia, Mrs. Frank Becker, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Goodfellow and sons Olin and Stephen, Prof. F. P. Hamm, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Wilday and daughter Mabel, Mr. and Mrs. George Keyser and children Willis, Marjorie, Christina, Jeanette, Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Mattice and children Gerald and Melba, Mr. and Mrs. Job Mattice and children Adeline and John and Melissa R. Hagaboom.
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October 1926 - County Treasurer to Sell Gilboa Dam for Taxes
The assessors of the town of Gilboa, Schoharie county, assessed the new Gilboa dam last year three million dollars and the City of New York refused to pay the amount. The city was willing to pay the same assessment on the property as when the buildings were standing.
The matter is now in court and the city has an injunction against the town. County Treasurer John D. Holmes advertises the four parcels to be sold for taxes October 21.
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October 1926 - Auto Stolen From Nurse at Schoharie
Schoharie, Oct. 12 - A reward of $100 has been offered by the Schoharie Red Cross chapter for the return in good condition of the automobile which was stolen from in front of the home of Mrs. Ella Merrill about two weeks ago. The car is used by Elsie Paro, one of the country's public health nurses, who left it in front of her boarding place.
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October 1926 - Lucina Seeley Bell Writes to Editor and News
Mr. W. E. Bassler,
As my subscription to the News must have nearly or quite expired, and my address changed, i will not only attend to these items, but send a few lines to those friends in the News family who will pardon my seeming ingratitude, in not acknowledging many of the tokens of remembrance I have received from them. I have certainly appreciated every one, but the last two years have been rather strenuous ones for me. Renting apartments and keeping up a home alone, is no sinecure, and I have had roomers part of the time, and for the past school year have done some tutoring which has taken all of my spare time. I think I must be getting old or lazy for I feel very much like giving up responsibility , if not work, especially compulsory labor. So as a first step, I have closed out in Scottville, Mich., and come to Florida again, where I expect to spend the winter and spring if I can get acclimated, a difficult thing for me.
Wallace's health has been breaking down for a year or more. The doctors say he must spend the next hot season further north. His family are in good health, the boys grown into fine young men. They have a pleasant home and like the south. I am trying to persuade Wallace and wife that the place for me after this winter is Clark's Memorial Home, Grand Rapids, Mich., built for the benefit of aged ministers of the M. E. church and their wives, but their accommodations exceeding the demand for homes, they take some from other churches. It is quite expensive, but is said to be a real home. Wallace and wife were strongly opposed, being prejudiced, but are becoming convinced that this is different from the Old Ladies' Homes they have known. My older sister is there and likes it well.
The climate and the weather here is delightful and the country improved very much judging from what I saw between here and Jacksonville.
Now, Old friends, I shall hope you will forgive and not forget me and among my New Year's resolutions shall be one to answer all letters promptly.
Ever your friend,
L. S. Bell
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October 28, 1926 - Middleburgh Man Heads Co. Sunday School -
E. Frank Kniffen Elected President - Convention Held at Leesville. - Local
pastor on Program
Over three hundred different people during the day attended the session of the County Sunday School Convention held at Leesville Tuesday. Double meetings were held in the evening when both churches were filled. The young people of the county conducted their own program in the Baptist church and came away more enthusiastic in the work of the church than ever before. Miss Alfreda Knapp of Dorloo, Mr. Howard Mann of Breakabeen, Mr. Harold Letts of Cobleskill, Miss Edith M. Quick of Albany and Mrs. W. G. Boomhower of Cobleskill, Rev. A. J. Sunderland of Middleburgh and Mrs. John Bouck of Fultonham were on the program.
At the Lutheran church the Rev. Dr. Vruwink, the new minister of the Madison Avenue Reformed church of Albany, delivered a masterly address on the religious experiences of children and the adjustments they need for which parents and church are responsible. Mr. Elmer Yelton of Albany, Mr. E. S. Ryder and Mr. E. J. Barber spoke in the evening also. The morning and afternoon programs of addresses and discussions were most profitable.
Rev. J. H. MacConnell, chairman of the committee on resolutions, among other items, reported one urging a negative vote on the referendum regarding the modification of the 18th Amendment which was adopted by an unanimous rising vote. Schoharie will be the meeting place next year. The Convention decided to hold a five day training school at Cobleskill during the first week of November.
Mr. E. S. Ryder, reported for the nominating committee and the election of officers followed with these choices: President, E. Frank Kniffen of Middleburgh; vice-presidents, Leland Parsons, Sharon; G. J. Hopkins, Cobleskill; O, J, Ives, Jefferson; Rev. G. R. Swartz, Central Bridge and G. Norton Frisbie, Middleburgh. Secretary and Treasurer, A. W. Rowley, Cobleskill; Superintendent, Rev. W. G. Boomtower, Cobleskill, and Rev. L. F. Wagschal of Richmondville, associate; Mrs. Emery Bellinger of Middleburgh, Children's Division Superintendent; Mr. Kenneth H. Fake of Cobleskill, Young People's Division Superintendent; Rev. J. H. MacConnell of Schoharie, Adult Division Superintendent; Mr. Willard D. Aker, Education Superintendent.
A memorial on the death of M. W. Lewis of Middleburgh, former Education Superintendent, was adopted by the convention. A new plan of financing the work in cooperation with the Division and State Associations was adopted which will be put in the hands of a County Finance committee for operation. It seeks to place in the hands of the churches and schools the work of raising from their communities the quotas which will be assigned after a general budget has been prepared. Formerly campaigns for money were put on every three or four years and the change is made in order that a more natural process may be followed. The executive committee will soon be meeting to make plans for the work of the coming year which promises to be the best in the history of the association.
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November 1926 - Pomona Grange To Be Held Dec. 1st
The December meeting of the Schoharie County Pomona Grange will be held in Cobleskill at the State School on Wednesday, December first afternoon and evening. To these sessions all Patrons in good standing are invited. The afternoon session, excepting the opening, will be conducted in the 4th degree and will include the usual lecturer's program under the direction of S. B. Patrick. Among other business matters will be an election of two members of the executive committee and the selection of delegates to go to the State Grange to be held the fore part of February in Chautaugua County. In the evening the 5th degree will be conferred in full form on such candidates as make application. The degree will be conferred by Worthy Ray F. Pollard, assisted by Co. Deputy, R. W. Ellis.
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November 1926 - Central Bridge
Central Bridge, Nov. 1 - The perfect attendance roll for the month of October is as follows:
Primary, Miss Marian Boyce, teacher - Harry and Richard Deabler, Frank Schaeffer, James Mahar, Wm. and Martha Kennedy, Helen Leamon, Gladys Stanton.
Intermediate, Mrs. Lulu Enders, teacher - Ardell Deabler, Donald Howard, Abram and John Schaeffer, Arthur Shafer, Sidney B. Vunck, Hazel and Nellie Enders, Katherine Meggy, Florine Newberry, Clara Belle Perue, Frances VanDerwerken, Emily VanPelt, Mildred Hoyt.
Grammar Grades, Prof. G. W. Finch, teacher - John and Carl Bassler, David and Laura Enders, Beatrice and Bernice Richtmyer, Vivian and Evelyn Bovia, Florence Evans, Dorothy Snyder, Virginia and James Grosvenor, Newton Lester, Gilbert Zeh, Charles Hunt, Richard Palmatier and Robert Swartz.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Molster entertained for Sunday dinner, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Brayman and daughters and Mr. and Mrs. Lorenzo VanTessell of Pine Grove.
Mr. and Mrs. Evan S. Becker of Syracuse were week end guests of his brother, Glenn, near Guilderland and of his sister, Mrs. Lulu Enders.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Goodrich of Syracuse were week end guests of their daughter here. They attended services of James Livingston's in Cobleskill on Sunday.
Mrs. George Crippen of Detroit is assisting in the care of her mother. Mrs. Wm. Hayes, who doesn't improve as fast as her friends would wish.
Bethany Luther League cleared $15.50 at their Halloween masquerade social in the Lutheran church basement Tuesday evening. Over 100 were present.
The Methodist Ladies' Aid netted over $220 from their supper held in their newly repaired hall Friday evening.
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November 1926 - 130 farm Folk Enjoy Banquet at
Middleburg - Second Annual Farm Bureau Affair Presents Program of Inspiring
Farm Bureau committeemen from nearly every town in Schoharie county attended their second annual banquet in the M. E. church at Middleburg last Thursday evening, November 18. Both men and women participated in the dinner served at 7:30 and in the program of speechmaking and music that followed.
Enthusiasm for Farm Bureau work ran high during the entire program. Toastmaster George M. Simmons introduced seven regular speakers and called on several others, including George E. Vrooman of Hyndsville, Elmer B. Wood, James P. Daniels and Fred Brayman of Middleburg, O. E. Williamson of Gallupville, A. H. Mickel of Carlisle, Earl Bixby of East Cobleskill and Eli Shelmandine of Blenheim Hill.
The first speaker, Farm Bureau Manager Pollard, briefly introduced each of the 75 men present, claiming that he knew each one of them personally. Mrs. John C. Bouck responded to a toast on the subject, "The Farm Bureau Woman," in which she emphasized the great educational value of the organization.
William H. Golding of Cobleskill, champion member getter of New York state, enthusiastically endorsed the work of the Bureau and claimed that nearly every farmer and citizen of the county should be a member. The exceptions were the few who are ever interested in advanced ideas. V. B. Hart of Cornell university compared industrial wages and the prices of farm products with suggestions for improvement of the condition of farmers.
Supervisor S. D. Weidman of the town of Wright gave a clear cut statement on the duty of a public officer to do what his constituents (in this case the farm people) want him to do. he expressed pleasure on hearing the praise of the Farm Bureau from the many farm leaders present.
Earl A. Flansburgh, one of the state leaders of county agent work, forcefully presented the complex duties of the average county agent in helping solve the many agricultural problems. L. W. Crittenden, director of the State School of Agriculture at Cobleskill, in the last speech of the evening, told of the service that farmers might have through their own organization.
Pleasing music for the event was given by the East Cobleskill orchestra under the leadership of Harold McCoy; Miss Kathryn Tryon of the same community sang for the pleasure of all present. Those in attendance were heard to declare that they had much benefit from this countywide meeting of farm community leaders.
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November 4, 1926 - A Serious Situation
The case of Mr. Wm. Snyder of Blenheim is a serious one with the new proposed road which cuts through the farm buildings in order to avoid the steep grade and drives him from his home that he has occupied for the last fifty years and which has been in the Snyder family for the last sixty-five years.
The house is a very pleasant farm house with concrete stuccoed foundation, concrete walks, beautiful lawn with urns and flowers to make it attractive.
Not only does it drive him from his home, but it deprives him of his water rights and privileges which the family has so long enjoyed these many years, and furthermore, leaves him without a site or suitable place to build. It is a serious situation and deserves careful consideration.
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November 4, 1926 - Fell and Broke His Arm
Edgar Hulbert, residing on Clauverwie, while picking apples on Friday last, fell from a tree and broke his arm at the elbow and wrist. He climbed out upon a limb to reach some apples. His weight being too much for the limb it broke and he was thrown to the ground. he was taken to Albany to have the bones set.
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December 1926 - Marriages - Rhinehart-White
Charles Edgar Rhinehart of Fultonham and Miss Frances Esther White of Breakabeen were married in Zion Lutheran church Christmas afternoon at five o'clock by the pastor of the church, the Rev. W. G. Boomhower. They were attended by Miss Hazel M. Rhinehart, a sister of the groom, and Howard B. Lewis of Breakabeen. Mrs. Rhinehart is now teaching near Breakabeen and will be remembered in Cobleskill as a student and recent graduate of the State school here. Mr. Rhinehart is an employe of the New York Central in Albany. In the spring Mr. and Mrs. Rhinehart will be at home at Fultonham.
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January 13, 1927 - Marriages - Pindar-Dow
William Enders Pindar, son of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Pindar of Middleburg, and Miss Beatrice Louise Dow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt C. Dow, Jr., of Cobleskill, were married in Albany Saturday afternoon at the parsonage of Calvary Methodist Episcopal church by the Rev. Freeman S. Kline, minister of the church.
The bride, who wore a blue georgette dress and black hat, carried a bouquet of English violets and orchids.
Mr. and Mrs. Pindar left Albany immediately after the ceremony on a wedding trip to Springfield, Mass., Boston, New York city and other places. They will live in Middleburg.
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February 17, 1927 - Mrs. Lydia Wood 100 Years Old - Mrs.
Wood of Blenheim on her 100 Birthday Receives Many Congratulations and is
Surprised by Large party of Friends Messages and Gifts
A very informal gathering of friends and relatives greeted Mrs. Lydia A Wood at her home on Blenheim Hill on her one-hundredth birthday, February sixteenth. She sat in her wheelchair and received her guests in her usual cordial manner. In honor of the day, she received messages of congratulation in various forms - several bouquets of cut flowers, between ninety and one hundred cards and letters, three birthday cakes, and a number of telephone messages, besides other gifts. Ice cream and cake were served.
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February 17, 1927 - Middleburgh Boy The Most Popular
Professor - Former Middleburg Boy Now the Most Popular Professor in The St.
Lawrence University - Professor Vernon Warner Leads all Others in a Vote of
Popularity Cast by 700 Students
When in Albany the other day we fell in conversation with a friend from Canton, N.Y., the home of the St. Lawrence University, and in our conversation we mentioned the fact that one of the professors of that institution was a native of Middleburgh. Upon mentioning the name he was very well aquainted with the gentleman and that he was the most popular teacher in the University.
Recently a straw vote had been taken among the 700 students naming the most popular and best liked teacher in the University and Professor Vernon Warner led all the others.
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February 17, 1927 - Central Bridge P.T.A. Hears Mrs.
Coley - District Chairman of Albany District of the Parent Teachers Association
Addresses Gathering at Central Bridge
Mrs. Louise B, Coley, district chairman of the Albany district Parent Teacher's Association spoke to over twenty members of the local organization at the school house on Tuesday afternoon. She urged very strongly affiliation with the state and national organization. She mentioned the many good speakers an affiliated P. T. A. may obtain free or for the payment of expences. The local society decided to affiliate for the rest of the year with 10 members, who volunteered to pay the fee. Mrs. Coley also gave a report of the last state convention in New York.
An attractive lunch was served in the lunch room by the social committee of which Mrs. Earl Richtmyer is chairman. Mrs. S. B. Bouck, Mrs. Floyd Moistey, and Miss Marian Boyce assisted.
Ladies who volunteered to cook the lunch for March are:
Mrs. G. W. Finch, macaroni and cheese, Monday, Mrs. B. Funck, baked beans, Tuesday; Mrs. Floyd Moister, soup, Wednesday; Mrs. Ralph Moister, beans, Thursday; Mrs. Earl Richtmyer, scalloped dish, Friday.
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February 17, 1927 - Pomona Grange at Fultonham - Overseer of New York State Grange To be The Speaker of The Day
The first quarterly meeting of the Schoharie County Pomona Grange will be held in Fultonham on Wednesday, March 2, afternoon and evening according to advice from Catherine D. Lawyer, Secretary.
Ray F. Pollard, Master of the county organization, will be in charge of the sessions, and S. B. Patrick, Lecturer, will conduct the literary programs. Fred G. Freestone, Overseer of New York State Grange, is expected to be the speaker of the day. All fifth degree members of Schoharie County are expected to attend, and all others may attend the open sessions.
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June 1927 - Jackson - Somers
Miss Grace Somers and Bruce Jackson of Seward were united in marriage at the Lawyersville Reformed church parsonage by the Rev. C. W. Clark on Tuesday, June 21st.
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June 2, 1927 - Mrs. Eckerson Presents Park With New Flag
- Flag to be Floating in Few days - Has Love for Her Home Town - Likes to See
Mrs. Jewell Eckerson through the 20th Century Club has presented Memorial Park on Main St. with a large woolen flag together with a golden ball for the top of the pole and also a rope.
Mrs. Eckerson was a former Middleburgh girl and has not forgotten her girlhood days when this beautiful spot so attractively made by the ladies of the 20th Century Club, was nothing but weeds, bushes and stubs.
The Club has purchased a flog pole and the same is being put in shape and will soon be erected when completed the flag and pole will make a very attractive appearance in the park.
The Century Club is very thankful for this present.
It goes to show that the former Middleburgh girl had not lost her love for her old home town and likes to see things beatified and the village progress.
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June 23, 1927 - Commencement Exercises Of High School -
Dr. Graves Of Albany Speaker Of The Evening - Rev. Sunderland Delivers Masterly
sermon - Graduates Class of 14 (The Middleburgh News)
Again the portals of the high school swing wide open to send forth into the World of Service these gallant fourteen .
True to tine-honored custom these graduates, the high school Faculty, the Members of the Board of Education consisting of President and Mrs. Marcus B. Rickard, Mr. and Mrs. Caryl Bulson and Counselor F. Walter Bliss, and Principal and Mrs. Morrison met at the school and moved in stately procession to the auditorium of the Methodist Episcopal church to attend the baccalaureate services.
The church was very artistically decorated in ferns and white flowers representing the class colors. Whoever did the work is to be congratulated for his or her good taste.
After a selection by the choir rev. George Z. Collier of the reformed church delivered an appropriate invocation and read the Scripture Lesson. The selections rendered by the choir were excellent and well rendered.
The treat of the evening was in the masterly address delivered by Rev. A. J. Sunderland who took as his theme the Creation as set forth in the opening chapter of Genesis. The birds of the air, the fish of the seas and the animals of the land were created in a mechanical manner from the earth with their habits more or less established. These traits have remained about the same all down through the ages.
With man it was entirely different. he was hand made by God Himself after His own image and had the breath of the Divine brethed into him. Not so with the other animals. Like all hand-made articles he is the prize one of this class. He differs from the other creations in that he has creative instinct innate which gives him power over the other creations of the world. Man has an intellect and the power to form habits. Through man's inventive dexterity he has been able to conquer the birds by means of the airplane, the animals of the sea with the submarine and the animals of the land with the automobile and other machines. Man's history has been one of continued progress. It is each man's duty to be better than his ancestors and above all to transcend his parents in ability. With God it is not his noble ancestry, but his true self that counts.
In his closing remarks to the Class of 1927 he urged them to use to the best advantage the equipment which they had secured for good service in this world. The advantages of the educated man over the uneducated were clearly portrayed.
The High School Commencement proved a grand finale to the week's program. Again the thongs hurried to the Rex Theatre to secure seats for the evening. The stage of this spacious auditorium was beautifully decorated in green and white, the colors of the Class of 1927. The front of the stage was banked with flowers.
As the High School orchestra played the Processional a double column consisting of the graduates, seven ladies and seven gentlemen, helen C. Bouck, Thresa Hess, Edith Lindsay, Francis Shaylor, Margaret Sellers, Mildred Safford, Jennie Jackson, Ronald Coons, Howard Vroman, Charles Becker, Maxfield Haynes, Byron Loucks, Hasen Mann, Claude Armlin, followed by the Board of Education, Dr. Graves of the State Department of Education and Rev. G. Z. Collier and the faculty preceeded down the central aisle to their respective seats on the rostrum where other graduates took the seats to the right and the Board of Education Dr. Graves, Rev. G. Z. Collier, Principal Morrison took seats to the left. The Faculty sat in the rear.
Rev. G. Z. Collier gave the invocation which Mrs. Helen C. Bouck followed with her salutory or welcome address and essay on "Superstition" in which she traced its power over people from the realy Chinese, the Egyptians, the Greeks and the Romans an even in the history of our own country as shown in Salem Witch craft. A truly educated person is not strictly superstitious. With education superstition fled.
Harols Steadman entertainingly sang a solo "Tommy Lad" accompanied by Miss of the High School faculty.
Howard Best Vroman gave a clear picture of Edison's rise to world wide fame through his inventive genius which he says is two per cent inspiration and ninety-eight percent persperation. His contributions in the way of the electric light, telegraph and telephone, improvements were emphasized. H. Byron Loucks did honor to his topic "Honor" and made it exceedingly interesting. He showed its great value to success in all walks of life.
High School double quartet sang two excellent selections. Ronald V. Coons delivered a scholarly oration on "Athletics" and its value not only in school life, but in after life in training for fair play and in the great game of life. In his valedectory he paid tribute to the Board of Education, the Faculty, and fellow students.
The address of the evening by Hon. Mark Graves of the Education Department was to the point. he urged the boys to be optimistic, to be prepared to be curageous, and above all successful. Each topic he stressed by appropriate references.
President Marcus B. Rickard of the Board of Education presented the diplomas to the graduates in a gracious manner and fitting words. Counselor F. Walter Bliss in behalf of the College Club awarded its annual prize to the person who held highest average for the second term of the school year. It so happened that the four contestants were from the Freshman Class, Miss Laura Vroman won first averaging 95 per cent. The other averages all of which were within 1 per cent of each other were: Reta Stewart, Elizabeth Bulson, Barbara Mann.
Professor Morrison stated that next year both eigth grade and four years of high school would be run under the department where by each teacher would teach no more than two branches, and be specialists in these. Not one teacher would teach, the five years of English and one elementary subject. Another would teach all the history. This method is used in the first class high schools of the state in which the enrollment warrants its use. It will work advantageously here, to both the students and the teachers.
In conclusion the News extends congratulations to the pupils, who have made good, faculty for their untiring efforts and excellent results.
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June 23, 1927 - District Attorney Married
Miss Gertrude M. Myers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Morgan S. Myers of Barnerville, N. Y. and District Attorney Sharon J. Mauhs were married Saturday morning, June 18th at eleven o'clock at the home of the bride's parents in Barnerville.
Both young people are held in the highest esteem in their community and by all who know them.
Mr. Mauhs was elected last fall as District Attorney. The youngest man in the county to hold that office.
The young couple left Saturday for New York, Atlantic City and White Sulphur Springs West Va., for a week's trip.
They will live at No. 20 Clinton Circle Cobleskill, N. Y.
The News extends best wishes to the young couple.
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June 23, 1927 - Maynard Sullivan Married At Schoharie
Maynard Sullivan son of Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Sullivan was married Tuesday evening, to Miss Helen Deitz a daughter of Charles Deitz of Schoharie at 10:30 in the evening by Rev. Raymond Deitz of Johnston a relative of the bride. Dr. Leslie Sullivan of Scotia a brother of the Groom was best man and Ruth, a sister of the bride groom was Bride's maid. After luncheon to the immediate family the couple left for Canada, where they will take in the golden anniversary at Ottawa July 1-2 and third, at which time Lindenberg will be there. Both of the young people are held in high esteem in their community. The News extends congratulations and wishes them success.
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June 23, 1927 - Marriages - Mauhs-Myers
On Saturday morning, June 18th occurred the wedding of Mr. Sharon J. Mauhs and Miss Gertrude W. Myers at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Myers of Barnerville.
The substantial and attractive buildings, the spacious lawn, the beautiful trees, the wonderful walk between a bed of ripening strawberries on one hand and flowers and shrubbery on the other, the broad acres under cultivation, the odor of new mown hay, the scent of flowers and a blue sky overhead made a picture to linger long in the thoughts and minds of the guests. Miss Belma Myers, sister of the bride presided at the piano and rendered Mendelssohn's wedding march. Promptly at eleven o'clock, the youngest couple took their places in the yard, in front of a background of evergreens and roses and under a canopy of pink and white which had been prepared. Their pastor, Rev. Grant L. Bice, performed the wedding ceremony, using the impressive ring ceremony of the Methodist Episcopal church.
The bride looked very attractive in a beaded pink georgette dress and carried a bouquet of white roses and white sweet peas. The groom was attired in conventional black. After the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. Mauhs were introduced to the immediate members of their families, who extended their congratulations and best wishes. The company was then ushered in the dining room where a bounteous and appetizing repast was served. The decorations were pink and white and flowers were profuse in the house, on the piazza and outside.
The happy couple soon departed in a well decorated car, amid a shower of rice and confetti, for a wedding trip to New York City and Washington, D. C. After July 1st, they will be at home to their many friends in a newly purchased home in Clinton Circle, Cobleskill.
The bride is a graduate of Cobleskill High School and the Oneonta Normal and has just completed a year of teaching in Schenectady. The groom is a graduate of Cobleskill High School and the Albany Law School and last fall was honored by his county electing him to the office of District Attorney. Both are members of the M. E. church at Barnerville, both have been teachers in the Sunday School and active in the church and social life of Barnerville. A host of relatives and friends extend their congratulations and best wishes.
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July 1927 - Pretty Home Wedding Here on Tuesday – Miss Martha Pindar Becomes Bride of Rev. H. P. Bowen – The Young Couple on A Two Weeks Tour Through New England States Will Reside At Camden, N. J.
Tuesday July 19th at the hour of noon the palatial farm residence Of Mr. Henry V. Pindar was the scene of a very pretty home wedding when Martha the accomplished daughter of Mrs. William J. Pindar grand-daughter of Henry V. Pindar, became the bride of Rev. Henry P. Bowen, of Camden, N. J., son of Rev. William Henry Bowen of Gibbsbon, N. J. The marriage was performed by the father of the groom, in the presence of the immediate relatives of the contracting parties.
At one o’clock a wedding luncheon was served. Soon after, amid a shower of rice, the bride and groom left by auto for Boston and other New England points. The trip will cover a period of two weeks after which they will return to this village for a short stay and then go to Camden, N. J., their future home.
Mr. Bowen, when a boy, and his father was pastor of the M. P. church at Franklinton, attended Middleburgh High school. The past year he graduated from Westminster College of Maryland and recently became pastor of A. M. P. church at Camden, N. J. Mr. Bowen is a young minister of much promise.
Miss Pindar finished her education at LaSalle Seminary in Massachusetts. She is a highly esteemed young lady and as she goes out from this community she carries with her the best wishes of all.
The guest list included the following: Rev. and Mrs. Wm H. Bowen of Gibbsboro, N. J., Mr. and Mrs. Wm. A. Bowen, of Trenton, N. J., Mrs. H. E. Wilber, Miss Alice Wilber, of Sharon Springs, Mr. Chaplin W. Day of New York City, Mr. H. U. Pindar, Mrs. W. J. Pindar, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pindar, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Pindar, Dr. Alonzo Rauson, Miss Margaret Rauson, Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Hill, Mrs. I. H. Dutton, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Cornwell, Mrs. Julia Joslin, all of Middleburgh. Dr. and Mrs. F. S. Pindar, Miss Jean Pindar, Miss Betty Pindar, Frederick Pindar, of Wood Cliff on the Hudson.
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July 14, 1927 - Floyd Clapper Drowns In River At
Binghamton - Was Formerly In Jewelry Business In This Village - Leaves a Wife
and Four Children to Mourn His Death - Dead Before Rescued - Buried Tuesday
Tuesday morning word was received of the sudden death by drowning at Binghamton, Sunday, of Floyd Clapper, formerly in the jewelry business in this village. Mr. Clapper who was employed in a jewelry store in Binghamton, had gone in company with the Bissell family, with whom he roomed to spend the day on the river. Mr. Clapper was teaching Miss Bissell to swim, and they went too far off shore and both were drowned, Mrs. Clapper was visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mann on Main street in this village. her father had just returned from the Albany hospital. She was notified at once and left with her brother, for Binghamton. Funeral services held in Binghamton on Tuesday, withg burial at Battle Creek Mich. The deceased is survived by four children, all residents of Worcester, and by one brother, Dr. C. L. Clapper of Battle Creek Mich. Much sympathy is extended to the family in their sudden bereavement.
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August 1927 - Deaths
Shaffer – At Albany hospital Edward D. Shaffer of Middleburgh aged 70, August 5th
Briggs – At Carlisle, August 1st by self inflicted bullet, Mrs. Schuyler Briggs aged 63.
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August 18, 1927 - Mrs. Dow Beekman Falls And Is Seriously
As people were passing the house of Judge Beekman to-day about the hour of noon they heard the sound as of some one in distress and on looking towards the house they saw Mrs. Beekman lying upon the steps leading to the piazza. She had evidently fallen from the piazza and striking upon the back of her head had inflicted a severe wound from which blood was flowing. She was not unconscious. The Judge was found and Dr. best sent for. A trained nurse is in attendance and it is hoped that nothing serious will result.
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September 1927 - Shufelt-Hallenbeck
A very quiet wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frisbie Shufelt at high noon Tuesday, Sept. 20, when their daughter, Kathryn, was united in marriage to Grant Hallenbeck son of Mr. and Mrs. Addison Hallenbeck of Franklinton. Miss Almina Scutt of Franklinton was bridesmaid, and Mr. Carl Degroff of Sloansville, was best man. Mrs. Lee Sherman played the wedding march and Rev. Harry Stiles performed the ceremony.
The bride's wedding dress was maize colored silk crepe and lace over pink. The bridesmaid wore green silk crepe. Bride and bridesmaid each carried a bouquet of pink roses. The bride's travelling dress was black satin and hat to match.
The immediate families of the young couple were present. The bride received many lovely and useful presents consisting of silverware, linen and money.
The newly married couple left amid a shower of rice for a trip to Canada and other places of interest.
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September 1927 - Safford-Dewell
On Saturday, Sept. 17, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Turner of Schenectady, occurred the marriage of their niece, Miss sarah Evelyn Safford and Everett Dewell, both of Breakabeen.
The bridal party entering to the strains of the wedding march played by Mrs. Ryder of Schenectady, took their places beneath an arch of flowers, where the ring marriage ceremony was performed by Rev. Ryder, pastor of the Methodist Church at Fisher's Corners.
The bride was tastefully attired in white and carried an arm bouquet of white asters.
They were attended by Miss Mildred Safford and Clarence Turner, sister and cousin of the bride, and Mr. and Mrs. Dave Vroman, Mrs. Vroman being a sister of the bridegroom.
Mr. and Mrs. Dewell received many useful presents. After a beautiful dinner served, the happy couple left amid a shower of rice and confetti for a trip to lake George.
They will reside on a farm near Blenheim.
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September 1, 1927 - Strange Phenomenon May Be Seen At
News Office Now
Mr. William Jackson working in the creamery at Broome Center, brought to the "News" office Tuesday a hill of potato tops showing the potatoes growing on the vines instead of on the ground or in the ground. Not one potato was found in the ground but lots pf potatoes were clinging to the vine. It is certainly a curiosity. Call and look at it. Early Bliss potatoes.
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September 1, 1927 - Middleburgh In The Sesquicentennial
and those Who Took Part
Those who attended the Sesqui-Centennial at Cobleskill August the 13th, will recall with much interest the second scene that of "Indian Occupancy" put on by the people of Middleburgh. Young braves enter, fires are kindled, hunters bring in venison, squaws approach and proceed to cook food, young braves with bows and arrows bring in game, squaws and maidens were seen weaving baskets and making ornaments one aged warrior was dressing a deer skin, another smoking a pipe, a council fire is lighted around which are gathered chiefs of the Iriquois Confederacy. Each in turn arise and address the Council.
Those who took part were as follows
INDIAN CHIEFS - Luman R. Bowdish, E. Scott Rose, Wm. D. Lawyer, James Young, Russell Bergh, Wm. Gazer.
WARRIORS - Robert Wood, Burnett Shaylor, John Spickerman, Frank Kuhn.
BRAVES - Donald Wheeler, Leonard Tryon, Wm. Beekman, Jr., Morris Bellinger, Reginald Thomas, Francis Shelmandine, Carl Bohringer.
SQUAWS - Marie Russell, Lavinia Russell, Marie Bohringer, Grace Demmons, Alice Fisher.
INDIAN MAIDENS - Laura Vroman, Dorothy Coons, Marion Coons. Frances Shaylor, Willett Feeck, Beatrice Kennedy, Edna Bohringer, Dorothy Fisher.
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September 1, 1927 - Pomona Program Announced
A full program for the Pomona Grange to be held in Richmondville next Wednesday, September 7, has been announced by Worthy Lecturer S. B. Patrick. The speaker at the open evening session will be Professor Bristow Adams. He is in charge of the publications work of the State College of Agriculture, is an extensive traveler, and altogether a most interesting speaker.
Due to a misunderstanding the place of meeting was wrong in last week's notice. All sessions will be held in Recreation Hall on Railroad Street. The morning and afternoon sessions at 11:00 and 1:30 o'clock respectively will be for Grangers only. The evening meeting commencing at 8 P. M. will be free and open to the public.
During the afternoon, addresses will be given by Assemblyman Kenneth H. Fake, by school Superintendent William D. Aker, and by State School Instructor Howard J. Curtis. A special program of woman's problems will be conducted by Sister Alice M. Bouck, chairman of the Home Economics Committee of the County Grange.
It is also expected that during the evening some special music will be provided and that Director Lee W. Crittenden of the State School will show lantern slides.
Supper will be served at Recreation Hall free to all patrons of the Richmondville Grange. Noon lunches that are brought by the visitors may be eaten at the same place, supplemented by coffee and its trimmings served by the entertaining committee.
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September 5, 1927 - Scutt Family Reunion Held At
Franklinton - Fifty-one Members of family Present
The fourth annual reunion of the Scutt family was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Omer Scutt near Franklinton.
The day was a perfect one and every one enjoyed it and the bountiful dinner served at noon was fully appreciated by the fifty-one guests who were present.
It was late afternoon when they departed after planning to meet again the last Saturday in August, 1928, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Potter Preston Hollow, N. Y.
Those present were Mrs. Maria Couchman, Mr. and Mrs. Obie Couchman, Mr. and Mrs. Verner Jacobson, Helen Jacobson and Mable Jacobson of Voorheesville, N. Y.; Mr. and Mrs. J. Travis, Catskill, Mr. and Mrs. Myron Scutt, Miss Grace Scutt, Mrs. Lena M. Rugg and Beulah M. Rugg of East Durham; Mr. Burton Tiffany, Nassau; Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Scutt, Greenville; Mr. and Mrs. Warren Scutt, Mr. Howard Cleveland, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Scutt, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Tiffany, Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Hagadorn, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Potter and daughter Helen, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Stever of Preston; Mr. and Mrs. George S. Scutt, Mrs. Nellie Estes, Leroy Estes of Livingstonville; Mr. George W. Scutt, Mr. Lorenzo Scutt, Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Scutt, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Huse, Mr. and Mrs. Omer R. Scutt, Laura B. Mattice, Almina G. Scutt, Velmore H. Scutt, and George Orrin Huse of Middleburgh. - A Guest.
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September 8, 1927 - Five Schoharie County Students Win
Scholarships - Will Receive $100 a Year During College Course
The State Department of Education announced the winners of university scholarships, for 1927. High school students are eligible for these scholarships, and are issued to the pupils of each county, five times as many scholarships as there are assembly districts in each county, the number being appointed from the top of the list of those who receive college entrance diplomas.
In Schoharie County five students were successful in winning scholarships. They were: Donald W. Markham, Helen J. Fullerton, Howes Cave; Catherine Reese, Catherine E. Munro, Cobleskill; Howard S. Guernsey, Schoharie.
The holders of these scholarships will be entitled to $100 a year for the four-year course in any college in the State of New York approved by the board of regents for the purpose.
There were eight successful students in Schenectady County; five in Saratoga County; and six in Montgomery County.
The News extends congratulations to the successful students.
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September 15, 1927
Kenneth Nelson has entered Riders College at Trenton, N. J.
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September 22, 1927 - First Reunion Of Mattice Family Held
Saturday - F. W. Bliss Speaker; Jay Mattice Elected Head
The first reunion of the descendents of Lawrence Mattice, son of Conrade Mattice of Revolutionary fame, was held Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Partidge Nest, near Breakabeen, which is an ideal place and has accommodations for cars as well as people. the welcome given us certainly gave a wealth of sunshine within, nothing was left undone to make every one present feel at home and enjoy themselves.
The said Lawrence Mattice married Mary Brown Nov. 8, 1800, to whom were born seven children, David, John, Jacob, Lawrence, Nicholas, Adam and Katie, wife of Hiram Sellick, who were all represented at this gathering.
After the arrival of the guests there was a hearty handshake and introductions all around to many of the cousins whom many of us had never met, but whom we were more than delighted to meet.
At seasonable hour we were called together around the tables, which were set beneath the shade of the apple tree. After singing the Doxology all were seated.
The covered dishes contained chicken enough and to spare, also all other goodies too numerous to mention to which all did ample justice.
After this sumptuous dinner we were called to order by F. Walter Bliss who made a few remarks in an able manner, after which officers were elected to make this reunion an annual affair. Officers elected: President, Jay Mattice; Secretary, Mary van Wormer; Treasurer, Adam L. Mattice; Program Committee, Naomi B. Watson, Mildred J. Barber, Lillian earls.
It was voted to hold our next meeting on Saturday following Labor Day, 1928, at the Partidge Nest. Our first meeting was surely a grand success, the only regret was that many more could not have met with us.
It is a joy old friends to meet,
It is a pleasure new friends to greet.
May some sweet memory of this day
Remain to brighten life's pathway.
Those present were: Mrs. Lillian M. France, Mrs. Ida Gordon of Cornwallville; Mrs. Frank Nickerson of Cooksburg; Mrs. LeRoy Stinover, Cecil McGee of Cobleskill; Mrs. Frank Stanyon of Wells, N. Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Stanyon, Roscoe Jr., of Gloversville, N. Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Adam L. Mattice of Kingston; Mr. and Mrs. Newton J. Becker of Saratoga; Miss Phyllis Mann of New York City; Frank L. Zeh of Troy; Mrs. Mandane Zeh, Mrs. Robert Young, Rena, Dorothy, Hilda Young, Mrs. Floyd C. Barber, Mr. and Mrs. Gideon Van Wormer, Mary, Hilda and Mildred J. Van Wormer, all of Schoharie; Mrs. Violetta M. Gordon, Peter A. Mattice, Mr. and Mrs. Selleck Mace, Vera and Irene Mace, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Mace, Dora and Donald Mace, all of Gilboa; Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Chichester, Mr. and Mrs. Hobart Mace, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Zeh, Mr. and Mrs. See Becker, Mrs. Mattie Woodside, Mrs. Ella Zeh, all of Breakabeen; Mrs. Mercie Mattice of Bainbridge; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Becker, Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Watson, Tompkins Watson, Mr. and Mrs. Leon M. Ellis, Earl W., Margretha and Catherine Ellis, Mrs. Ella V. Earls, Lillian Earls, Raymond earls, Mr. and Mrs. F. Walter Bliss, Janet and Peggy Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. Jay T. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Richard G. Mattice, William and Catherine Mattice, Cecil Mattice, Jay Mattice, Miss Lena Mattice, Mr. and Mrs. Ford Mattice, Ford and Joy Mattice, Mr. and Mrs. William Beekman, William Beekman Jr., Mrs. George Duncan, Mr. and Mrs. William gates, Mr. and Mrs. David Van Wormer, Wellington D. Van Wormer, all of Middleburgh.
Those present who were not relatives were: Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Stryker of Gilboa; Miss Becker, Ferris Hagadorn of Middleburgh; Mrs. Moore and son of Cornwallville; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Stevenson of Schenectady.
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October 1927 - Beckers Have 15th Wedding Anniversary (Middleburgh
Guinea, Oct. 24 - Mrs. Mercie Mattice has returned to her home in Bainbridge after spending several weeks with her son, Ford Mattice and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Jay Smith and father, Franklin Smith and father, Franklin Smith, were Sunday guests at Gideon W. Case's at Conesville.
Mr. and Mrs. William Hogan of Brooklyn who spent several days last week with their brother-in-law, Jay Mattice and family, returned to their home Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ford Mattice entertained Mr. and Mrs. Dow Vroman of Stamford Sunday.
Mrs. Albert A. Martin of Thompson's Ridge, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Richard G. Mattice.
Tilden Bouck has purchased a new Chevrolet touring car of Cobleskill parties. Mr. and Mrs. Bouck, accompanied by Mrs. George Keyser of East Cobleskill, and Mrs. Josiah Rosecrans of Breakabeen, were recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Hogaboone at Canajoharie.
Jay Mattice, Cecil Mattice, Miss Lena Mattice and Mr. and Mrs. William Hogan of Brooklyn motored to Sharon Springs Sunday, Oct. 16.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Moore and nephew Lewis Moore and Mr. and Mrs. Birdsley Moore and daughters Thelma and Virginia were recent guests at Mr. Edward Hannay's at Kenwood.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard G. Mattice and children and mother, Mrs. Albert Martin were company at Alva Tryon's on Schoharie Hill Sunday.
On Saturday, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Becker celebrated the fifteenth anniversary of their marriage and had as their dinner guests, Mr. and Mrs. Draper Brown of Huson's Corners and Mr. and Mrs. Tilden Bouck and son Paul.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard G. Mattice and children and their daughter, Mrs. Albert Martin, spent Friday with Mrs. Martin's son, Clark Spickerman and family of the Lime Kiln.
Several people from the neighborhood visited Gilboa dam Sunday to see the overflow and it was indeed a beautiful sight.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Becker were Sunday guests of their niece and husband, Mr. and Mrs. William G. Beekman at Middleburgh.
Cecil Mattice and Birdsley Moore were on the registration board at Mackey's Corners Saturday.
Mrs. Richard G. Mattice and daughter Cathryn and mother, Mrs. Albert Martin, spent Thursday with Mrs. Jack Woodside at Breakabeen.
Robert Becker was company at Jay Mattice's Thursday.
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October 27, 1927 - Hoteling-Granby (Middleburgh
Harmon B. Hoteling, son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Hoteling of Middleburgh, and Miss Susan Granby of Blenheim, daughter of ex-Sheriff and Mrs. William H. Granby, were married Wednesday evening of last week at 6 o'clock, at the local methodist parsonage, by the Rev. Andrew J. Sunderland.
A dinner was served in the bride's home at noon preceding the ceremony. They were attended by the bride's sister, Mrs. Josephine Shaffer, Miss Mary A. Sunderland and Alfred Stannard. The bride was attired in a tan colored crepe gown trimmed with dark brown velvet, and wore a small silver cloth hat. the ceremony over, the couple left amid a shower of rice and confetti on a ten days' automobile trip in northern New York and Canada.
Mr. Hoteling is connected with the First National Bank of this village.
The gazette extends congratulations.
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November 1927 - Roast Pork Supper Nov. 4 At Breakabeen (The
Breakabeen, Oct. 31 - Rev. and Mrs. J. M. Beeten spent the past week with her parents at Lorraine.
Mrs. Belle Nelson and son Luther visited relatives at Westville the past week.
Mrs. Mabel Safford spent Wednesday and Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Everett Dewell at Blenheim.
Mrs. Richard Mattice and children of Guinea visited Mrs. John Woodside Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith Mead and son Walter and daughter Anna of Roxbury and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Townsend and daughter Barbara of Allaben were guests of W. H. Mann and family Sunday.
Charles H. Rhinehart and Miss Emeline Davis, both of Fultonham, were married Sunday afternoon by the Rev. J. M. Beeten. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Rhinehart.
Mr. and Mrs. Olin Bouck of Delmar were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Mott Keyser Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Chichester and Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Coons were guests of Mrs. Elizabeth Travis at Fultonham Sunday.
Rev. George H. Kling and brother Carl B. Kling of West Sand Lake, were in town for the week end. Rev. Kling delivered an interesting address at the evening session of the Sunday School convention held in the Presbyterian church on Sunday evening.
Guy L. Shaffer and family of Oneonta were guests of relatives in town on Sunday.
the Ladies Aid Society of the Presbyterian church at Breakabeen will have a roast pork supper to be held in the church parlors Friday, Nov. 4. the price of the supper is 50 cents a plate. Menu: Roast pork, with dressing, brown gravy, mashed potatoes, baked beans, cabbage salad, fruit jello, apple sauce, pickles, pumpkin pie, cake, tea, coffee and rolls. Supper will be served from 6:30 o'clock until all are served.
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November 1927 - Straub Hearing Adjourned to November 30 -
District Attorney Mauhs Requests Adjournment in Case of Middleburgh Boy on
The hearing in the case of the People against Francis Straub which was to be held at Cobleskill on November 14, was adjourned at the request of the District Attorney Sharon J. Mauhs, to November 30. Mr. Mauhs appeared for the People and the defendant was represented by Attorney F. Walter Bliss of Middleburgh.
Straub is held on a charge of manslaughter in the second degree connected with the death on November 6 of John Chonan and Michael Gursky, laborers employed by the Scullen Contracting company on the Central Bridge - Cobleskill highway.
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November 8, 1927 - New Board Stands Eight To Eight
Following are the members of the new Board of Supervisors to take office January 1:
Blenheim - Everett Mattice (R)
Broome - C. L. Benjamin (R)
Carlisle - H. R. Lyker (D)
Conesville - L. S. Cuyle (R)
Cobleskill - M. L. Smith (R)
Esperance - Ernest Brown (R)
Fulton - Geo. E. Hanes (D)
Gilboa - J. P. Conrow (R)
Jefferson - Harvey Taylor (R)
Middleburgh - Luther Foland (R)
Richmondville - J. W. Davis (D)
Schoharie - Frank Warner (D)
Seward - Ralph Empie (D)
Sharon - Frank Neville (D)
Summit - Geo. Oliver (D)
Wright - Orrin Williamson (D)
Democrats, 8; Republicans, 8.
Present Board. Republicans, 9, Democrats, 7
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November 17, 1927 - Four Hurt As Car Goes Into Ditch -
Judge Lamont's Daughter One of Injured - Was One of Party of Four Returning from
Schenectady When Car Went Into Ditch - Passing Motorists Feared Hold-Up; Aid
Duanesburgh, Nov. 16 - Pinned beneath a Chrysler sport roadster when it overturned in a ditch partly filled with water on the north side of the Western Turnpike about an eighth of a mile east of Duanesburg early today, four injured persons tried to signal passing motorists for aid, but were regarded as a decoy for hold-up men and were ignored for some time. All of the occupants of the car are residents of Cobleskill.
The wreck culminated a theater party in Schenectady from which the party was returning at the time. The accident occurred at 12:30 a. m., but details are lacking. The Chrysler had its windshield broken, but was otherwise apparently but little damaged. the injured persons include Jerry Buckley, 29, and Florence Lamont, 25, daughter of Watson Lamont, former Schoharie County Judge. Philip Schuyler and an unidentified person returned home after the accident. Mr. Buckley and Miss Lamont received first aid from Dr. R. A. MacDougall of this village and then were removed to the Ellis hospital in Schenectady by ambulance. Miss Lamont received a fractured collarbone.
Laid in Rain Soaked Ditch
the young persons had attended an evening performance at Proctor's theater in Schenectady and were on their way to Cobleskill at the time. How they laid in the ditch until their clothes were saturated with water, while automobilists passed them by thinking they were just a hold-up ruse, was told by Dr. MacDougal today. Finally a woman passed and heeded their cry. She came here to call help. Other motorists had begun to investigate and by their combined efforts, the machine was removed from the ditch and run away under its own power.
According to the hospital authorities Buckley was semi-conscious for some time after the crash. He has serious head injuries and when examined by Dr. MacDougal, he complained of pain in his chest. He was driving and Miss Lamont was in the front seat with him. The other occupants sat in a rumble seat. The accident is under investigation by Sheriff George Ramsey.
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November 17, 1927 - Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Chichester
Celebrate 40th Wedding Anniversary With Party (The Middleburgh Gazette)
On Wednesday evening, Nov. 9, about fifty cousins and friends with smiling faces and words of cheer assembled at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Chichester at Breakabeen to help them celebrate their fortieth wedding anniversary. It proved a genuine surprise and after recovering from the somewhat abrupt appearance of so many guests, Mr. and Mrs. Chichester proved themselves equal to the occasion and the self-invited guests enjoyed themselves under true hospitality.
The evening was very pleasantly spent in music, games and visiting. We regretted very much the absence of some who were detained at home for various reasons.
Delicious and appetizing refreshments of which there was just the variety and abundance one could expect for such an occasion, were served later in the evening to which all did full justice. Mrs. Floyd Barber presented a beautiful Aladdin lamp from the guests. Mrs. Chichester responded by expressing their sincere thanks to all and said they fully appreciated the gift and the pleasure of having so many of their relatives and friends to help make their fortieth anniversary an event long to be remembered. In the early hours of morning all departed feeling that this had been an evening of pleasure.
Those present were:
Mr. and Mrs. Burton Mattice, Mrs. Edward Shaffer of Blenheim; Mr. and Mrs. Ford Mattice, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Becker, Jay Mattice, Miss Lena Mattice, Mr. and Mrs. Richard G. Mattice, William and Katherin Mattice, all of Guinea; Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Barber, Mr. and Mrs. Gideon Van Wormer, Mary, Hilda and Mildred Van Wormer, all of Schoharie; Mr. and Mrs. David Van Wormer, Wellington Van Wormr, Miss Anna M. Warner, Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Watson, Tompkis Watson, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. William Bevins, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Mace, Dora, Steward and Donald Mace of Mackey; Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Coons, Mr. and Mrs. Hobart Mace, Mr. and Mrs. George Justice, John and Irene Justice, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Chichester, all of Breakabeen.
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December 1927 - Christmas Burglar Gets $400 From Woman's
Jefferson Dec. 27 - About 5 o'clock Christmas morning a burglar secured between three and four hundred dollars from the person of Mrs. Gertrude Butler who resides with her husband on the former Walker farm two miles from Stamford on the Jefferson road.
Mrs. Butler entered the house with a pail of milk from the barn and as she placed the pail on a table a man seized her and pulled a bag over her head and crowded her to a corner of the room, where he extracted the money from her stocking and made his escape. Troopers stationed at Stamford are making an investigation of the robbery.
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December 8, 1927 - County Grange Chooses Staff At St.
School - Geo, M. Simmons Advanced To Master's Chair at County Meeting Here
Wednesday (Cobleskill Times)
The last quarterly meeting of the Schoharie county Pomona Grange for the year 1927 was held on Wednesday afternoon and evening at the state school. The principal business of the sessions was the election and installation of officers.
Overseer George M. Simmons was advanced to the master's chair to take the place of retiring Master Ray F. Pollard. Other officers chosen, representing the different subordinate granges of the county, were as follows:
Overseer - P. J. Colyer; lecturer - E. B. Hewes; steward - W. H. Mann; ass't steward - Langley Colyer; chaplain - Lorena Osterhout; traesurer - Edwin Travis; secretary - Catherine D. Lawyer; gatekeeper - L. M. Hastings; ceres - Ruth Osterhout; pomona - Oscelia Van Voris; flora - Pearl Ellis; L. A. steward - Laura Steinover.
Mrs. Mary Van Wormer was re-elected member of the executive committee to serve three years. R. W. Ellis was again recommended to the State Master for the position of County Deputy. Charles Salsburgh was chosen official representative of the Grange on the executive committee of the Farm Bureau. Ray F. Pollard was named publicity agent.
To the State Grange meeting to be held in Poughkeepsie, February 7, 8, 9, and 10, Grover C. Guernsey was elected delegate-at-large.
The State School Grange furnished supper to about 50 patrons. Besides the installation services, the evening program included marching drills by the State School Grange degree team, music by the State School orchestra, and motion pictures furnished in person by R. G. Harvey, field representative of the New York Power and Light Corporation. The next meeting of Pomona Grange will convene at Breakabeen on March 7.
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December 8, 1927 - Summit (Cobleskill Times)
The L. A. S. met with Mrs. Gallup on Tuesday P. M.
Carrie Bayer visited Mrs. Mary Brazee one night last week.
Wm. Gertshaw jr., wife and son are enjoying a visit at Schenectady for a few days.
Nelson Spaulding is installing a kerosene tank at Mountain View.
George Gardiner has moved from his place to Lutheranville where he is post master.
Mrs. Mattie Zeh is improving slowly and may be able to come home from the Oneonta hospital next week.
The porch on Albert Richard's house in a decided improvement.
The town board met in extra session one night last week.
The cold snap on Sunday was a sudden change from the tropical weather of the previous week.
Mrs. Mary Brazee visited at Will Snyder's on Monday night and Tuesday, and from Thursday to Saturday at Thomas Chickering at Bramanville.
Mrs. Gallup has been visiting friends at Richmondville and east Worcester.
Claude Bradley and wife, Ed. Moister and wife and Mrs. Edith Ryder were Oneonta callers one day last week.
Alvin Eldridge of Cobleskill was a caller in town on Monday.
Frank Boynton and wife visited at her sisters at Oneonta a couple days last week.
A. L. Jump's grandson is making a visit at their home.
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December 15, 1927 - Mission Society Has Meeting At Mrs.
Rosecrans - Rev. Frith to Preach in Presbyterian Church Next Sunday (The
Breakabeen, Dec. 12 - Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Grant of Schenectady were week end guests of Ernest gates and family.
Rev. Willma B. Frith of Jordan, N. Y., will preach in the Presbyterian church on Sunday morning and evening, Dec. 18.
Mrs. Effie Miller of Fultonham was a guest of Mrs. D. W. Rosecrans Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Everett Dewell of Blenheim were Sunday guests at Mrs. Mabel Safford's.
Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Coons of Middleburgh visited Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Coons Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. William Vandeveer of west Fulton were Sunday guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Williams.
Mrs. Arthur Shafer of West Butler was a guest of her mother, Mrs. Belle Nelson.
W. H. Mann attended the county Pomona Grange at Cobleskill on Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Watson of Middleburgh were Sunday guests of her sister, Mrs. L. H. Chichester.
The Women's Home and Foreign Missionary Society held the December meeting at the home of the secretary, Mrs. DeWitt Rosecrans on Wednesday afternoon. A very interesting program was given including several readings and poems on Christmas and a duet by W. B. Rosecrans and Mrs. C. B. Bouck. During the social hour which followed delicious refreshments were served by the hostesses, Mrs. DeWitt Rosecrans and Mrs. C. B. Bouck.
John Woodside and Rollin Bouck are helping build a concrete cow stable for Tobias C. Bouck at upper Main street, Middleburgh.
Breakabeen and Vicinity, Dec. 12 - David Bergh and wife of Stamford are guests
of their mother, Mrs. A. Bergh and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Mott Keyser at this
Edgar Jackson and family were Sunday guests of their friends, Mr. and Mrs. Smith Haskin of Bates.
Wesley Coons and wife of Middleburgh were Sunday guests of their brother, Ezra Coons and wife.
Mrs. Liona Kling, who is spending the winter at Central Bridge, visited her son, H. D. Kling and wife last week. While here she attended the missionary meeting and also called on her old friends and neighbors.
L. H. Chichester was at Middleburgh last Thursday and had dental work done by Dr. Mann.
L. H. Chichester and wife received the sad news Friday from Bay Shore, L. I., that their friend, Mrs. George Driggs passed away Thursday morning. It will be remembered by some that Mr. and Mrs. Driggs were guests at the Chichester home last June.
Stewart G. Mace of Mackey is visiting his grandparents, Hobart Mace and wife for a few weeks.
Frank Coons and wife were week end guests of Mr. and Mrs. William Lamont of Middleburgh.
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January 5, 1928 - Collegians Enjoy 32d Annual
Banquet At Schoharie Thursday
Forty-five members and guests attended the 32nd annual banquet of the Middleburgh College Club held last Thursday night at "The Rocks" in Schoharie and spent an enjoyable evening after consuming with relish one of the best suppers ever served at a similar gathering.
President Emma E. Best opened the program with a short talk and introduced Miss Rossetta Becker as toast-mistress who served with distinction in that capacity. Among those who responded to toasts were Miss Esther Brayman, "Home Notes"; Miss Cornelia M. Frisbie, "College Women of Today," and Helen Van Aller "Foreign Notes." A college exchange brought responses from the following as to the merits of the colleges they attended: F. Walter Bliss, Cornell; Leah Brayman, Syracuse; Margaret Rickard, State College; Florence Collier, Holyoke; Daniel M. Frisbie, Columbia; Warner Bouck, Pennsylvania.
Miss Charlotte Becker of Cobleskill gave two enjoyable readings.
Those attending were:
Judge and Mrs. Dow Beekman, Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Frisbie, Miss Rosetta Becker, Miss Charlotte Becker of Cobleskill, Miss Emma E. Best, Miss Cornelia M. Frisbie, Miss Florence Collier, Miss Ester Brayman, Miss Leah Brayman, Duncan Best, Rev. and Mrs. G. Z. Collier, Mrs. W. C. B. Danforth, Mr. and Mrs. F. Walter Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Dunn, Mrs. Edward S. Ronan of Albany, Miss Alace Dutton, Miss Elizabeth Collier, Mrs. Manley Petchtle, Caryol Petchtle, Warner Bouck, Miss Losee of Livingstonville, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley C. Cornell, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. West, A. E. ReQua, Miss Alice ReQua, Miss Marjorie ReQua, Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Frisbie, Dr. and Mrs. C. S. Best, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bond of Schenectady, Supt. and Mrs. L. R. Bowdish, Prof. Alton Bowdish, Mrs. Martha B. Kingsley, Miss Helen Van Aller, Miss Catherine Collier, Miss Margaret Rickard.
The newly elected officers of the club are: President, Warren Collier, vice-president, Warner Bouck; secretary, Marjorie E. ReQua; Treasurer, Rosetta Becker; Historian, A. E. ReQua.
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January 5, 1928
The Maids of Honor Class of the M. E. Bible School, gave a Mothers' and Daughters' Banquet in the parlor of the church on Monday evening. The decorating committee had made the room most attractive and homelike. After a little time of greetings and general conversation, came the call to supper, a march being played on the piano by Elizabeth Bulson, as places were being formed at the tables. Marjorie ReQua recited the Christmas story, Luke II, 8-17. Theresa Hess read a New Year's prayer. The banquet was interrupted from time to time by pre-arranged class stunts. A brief program followed the supper. Miss ReQua, the class teacher, greeted the mothers and told of the 1927 activities of the class. each member of the class read a quotation appropriate to the occasion. A piano solo was played by Elizabeth Bulson, Ethel Johnson read a humorous story, Marjorie ReQua gave a musical monologue, accompanied by Ora Wager. The program was concluded by singing the class hymn, "God Will Take care of You." Those who enjoyed this event were: Theresa Hess, Mrs. mande Hess, Alice Ruth Bouck, Jessie Van Aller, Mrs. Fred Van Aller, Mrs. Riley Van Aller, Mrs. Ellsworth Almy, Dorothy Coons, Marian Coons, Marian Duncan, Mrs. George Duncan, Elizabeth Bulson, Kathleen Shaylor, Edith Lindsay, Frances Shaylor, Mary Sunderland, Mrs. A. J. Sunderland, Marjorie ReQua, Jeanne ReQua, Mrs. G. B. Hyde, Ethel Johnson, Elizabeth Johnson, Ora Wager, Agnes Wager, Ruth Barber, Mrs. Harvey --, Beatrice Kennedy, Mrs. Pres --- --dy, Alice ReQua.
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January 14, 1928 - Miss Kunhardt of Boston Bride Of
Douw F. Beekman - Wedding id Social Event Of Boston Season Saturday Night (The
One of the important weddings of the New Year in Boston and one of widespread interest, says the Boston "Transcript", took place Saturday evening in the Church of the New Jerusalem, when Miss Elizabeth Kunhardt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Henry Kunhardt of 303 Franklin street, Melrose Highlands, was married to Douw Frisbie Beekman of Schenectady, son of Judge and Mrs. Dow Beekman of Middleburgh. The Rev. Henry Clinton Hay, minister of the Church of the New Jerusalem, performed the ceremony.
Mrs. J. Henry Colon of West Hartford, Conn., attended her sister as matron of honor and another sister, Miss Katherine Kunhardt of New York city, was maid of honor. The bridesmaids included Miss Mary Lord of Natick; Miss Gertrude S. Clark of Salem; Miss Hazel Hupper of Smith College and Melrose, and Miss A. Ruth Emery, also of Melrose.
The bride's gown was a period dress of ivory satin with a yoke of family duchess lace. The duchess lace forming a part of the veil has been worn by many former brides in Miss Kunhardt's family. The veil had a cap of lace which was held in place at the side with a cluster of orange blossoms. The court train was of ivory satin and was shaped like a fan.
Mrs. Colon wore a period gown of French lavender satin brocade which has been in the MacDonald family for many years. She carried yellow roses. Miss Katherine Kunhardt was gowned in green and lavender changeable taffeta in period style. She carried yellow roses. The bridesmaids' costumes were of lavender and gold changeable taffeta, in period style, and they carried bouquets of sweet peas to match their gowns.
William Wallace Wemple, Jr., of Schenectady, attended Mr. Beekman as best man. The group of ushers included John Newton Kunhardt of Melrose Highlands, a brother of the bride; Henry J. Smith and Robert Ostranger both of Schenectady; Richard E. Van Ness of Albany; J. Henry Colon of West Hartford, Conn., and Dr. David Sherwood of Boston.
The chancel of the church was filled with evergreens and palms. A white star formed of flowers hung on the repository in the center of the chancel. The family pew was marked with decorations of yellow and lavender flowers. Horace B. Blackmer of Malden, organist of the church; Miss Priscilla Smith of Melrose, harper, and Miss Elinor Serra, also of Melrose, presented a program of nuptial music which included "Ave Maria," "Liebestraum," of Liszt and Handel's "Largo."
After the wedding ceremony, a reception was held in the parlors of the church at which three hundred and fifty persons were present. At the conclusion of the reception the immediate families of the bride and bridegroom motored to the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Kunhardt where they tarried until Mr. and Mrs. Beekman started on their wedding trip to Quebec.
Miss Kunhardt was graduated from Skidmore College at Saratoga Springs, in 1927. Mr. Beekman is a graduate of Union College, class of 1922. He is a member of the Psi Upsilon fraternity and of the Mohawk Club.
The Gazette extends heartiest congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Beekman.
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January 26, 1928 – Blenheim Woman Snapped at State Fair
With Possible Next President (The Middleburgh Gazette)
|Mrs. Amanda Vroman, One of the Actors in the Old Log Cabin Exhibit at the State Fair, With Governor Alfred E. Smith and a "Borrowed Baby."|
For two years Mrs.
Amanda Vroman, 79, of Blenheim, has taken part in spinning and weaving at the
log cabin show staged at the State Fair in Syracuse. She has done such work for
a life time in her farm home and so her demonstrations in public won the
applause of hundreds who admired her deftness.
Mrs. Vroman now lives in the village of North Blenheim. Her husband, W. H., died three years ago at the age of 82. Her father, a life-long farmer of the town of Gilboa, was Hiram Benjamin who lived to be 95.
The children of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Vroman are three: Mrs. Orpha Brown who lives in Flat Creek; Walter H. Vroman, who resides on his farm two miles south of Blenheim village; and Mrs. Bertha Edwards who lives in Cobleskill.
Mrs. Vroman is hale and hearty in her eightieth year and says that she has every intention of attending the New York State fair this year.
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February 9, 1928 – School Girl Tells of Early Days When
Mail Was Carried On Horseback
Miss Elizabeth Simmons, a member of the class in Civics in Richmondville High school, recently gave the early history of that town as follows:
"In February 1849, after Isaac Mann had surveyed the line, an act was passed by legislature creating a township separate from that of Cobleskill. This new town was named Richmondville in honor of a man then living here who gave his time and money to lay out streets and erect buildings.
In the year 1850 Richmondville was a hamlet of only about four hundred and fifty inhabitants, but it supported three churches, two taverns, three stores, a fulling mill, run by Milo Bradley, Sr., (at which striped prison cloth was made) two saw mills, a grist mill, three blacksmith shops, a cabinet shop, a foundry, and a small district school. All of the stores and shops were on West Main street except a small store on the southeast corner of Summit street (Havens' corner) Where the brick hotel now is, was a farmhouse in which the Zeh family, who owned all the land where the village now is, lived. Railroad Avenue was not then opened. There were no dwellings on the south side of East Main street between the Commercial hotel and Frink's dwelling.
A seminary was built where or near where the Havens home is. It accommodated 350 pupils. It burned and was replaced the next year by another which accommodated 400 pupils. For $650 the terms tuition, including board washing and fare for stage from Albany and all other general expenses, was paid. This building also burned the same year. Before the postoffice was erected, the mail was carried from Schoharie by horseback."
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February 9, 1928 – Mrs. Oscar Veley’s Car Goes Into Ditch But She Escapes Injury
Mrs. Oscar Veley, who teaches school in Darling Hollow, barely escaped serious injury Thursday morning while on her way to school with her Ford touring car. When about mid-way of the hill below the Thomas Mattice place, she turned out upon meeting a car and the road being very icy, her car began to skid and went over the side of the road and through a fence down into the lot to a pile of crushed stone which held the car until help arrived. It was very fortunate that the crushed stone pile was there because below where the car stopped there was a deep gully and creek. Mrs. Veley was uninjured and the car only slightly damaged.
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February 9, 1928
Breakabeen - Josiah M. Bouck, accompanied by his two daughters, while driving down the tow path hill Thursday afternoon, turned out for a car coming up, skidded on the ice and went through the guard rail. The car was considerably damaged but the occupants of the car were not seriously injured.
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February 15, 1928 – Asa Dutton Wins Divorce After He
Sues Wife Twice - Justice Staley Grants Petition in Which Middleburg Man Is
A divorce decree was granted Asa Dutton of Middleburg late yesterday by Supreme Court Justice Ellis J. Staley.
This is the second divorce action brought by Dutton against Ida Hill Dutton within the last two years. The first was begun in Schoharie county in which a minister was named corespondent. Mrs. Dutton won the case, and the second action, naming Morris Bouck, also of Middleburg, corespondent, was begun last December 31. the papers were signed yesterday and will be filed with the Schoharie county clerk today.
Another divorce suit has been brought in Schoharie county court in which Mrs. Dutton is named corespondent. In this suit Mrs. Bouck is attempting to free herself.
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February 16, 1928 – Asa Dutton Wins Divorce Decree By
Court Order - Justice Staley Grants Decree Following Hearing Saturday
Asa A. Dutton, feed dealer of Middleburgh and senior member of the firm of Dutton Brothers, today obtained an interlocutory decree of divorce from his wife, Ida H. Dutton, also of Middleburgh. The decree was granted by Justice Ellis J. Staley of Albany following trial of the action before him at a special term in Albany Saturday. Judgment and the papers in the case were filed today in the County Clerk's office in Schoharie.
The action which was uncontested was based on statutory grounds, and Attorney Lester Bloch of Albany represented Mr. Dutton. Morris Bouck of Middleburgh was named as corespondent.
Evidence of the alleged indiscretions was obtained in a raid by Mr. Dutton, Attorney Bloch and detectives on a Troy hotel Dec. 30, according to the papers filed.
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April 1928 – Resolutions of Respect
In memory of Sister Mildred Haverly Johnson, who died March 25, 1928.
Once again death hath summoned a Sister of the Eastern Star, and the golden gateway to the Eternal City has opened to welcome her to her home. She has completed her work in a few short years. And
Whereas, the all-wise and merciful Master of the Universe has called our beloved and respected Sister home, and she having been a true and faithful member of our beloved Order, therefore be it
Resolved, The Onistagrawa Chapter, No. 538 of Middleburgh, tender to the family our sincere condolence in their deep affliction, and that a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family and be published in the village papers and be spread on the records of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Florence E. Vroman,
Ethel E. Bergh,
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April 19, 1928 – Card of Thanks
I wish to thank all of my friends who so kindly remembered me during my stay at the hospital with letters, cards, fruit and flowers. All of their help is deeply appreciated. Mrs. John Woodside.
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April 19, 1928 – Miss Partridge Engaged
Mr. and Mrs. Percy Partridge of Breakabeen have announced the engagement of their daughter, Josephine, to Cornelius P. Wright, son of Mr. and Mrs. Justus D. Wright of Schoharie. The date of the wedding has not been made known.
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May 1928 - Peter Warner Funeral Held at Husons Corners -
Mrs. Mott Keyser Hostess to W. H. and F. Missionary Society
Breakabeen and Vicinity, May 14 - Mr. and Mrs. Louis Pettys of Sloansville were Monday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Coons.
Kenneth Bouck, who has been ill with the grip, is better at this writing. He was attended by Dr. Rivenburgh of Middleburgh.
Mr. and Mrs. Brewster Bouck and son James and father, Washington Rosecrans, were Wednesday guests of the latter's daughter, Mrs. Arthur Zeh and family at Bainbridge. Mr. Rosecrans stayed for a longer visit.
The funeral of Peter Warner was held at the Husons Corners school house Friday at 2 p.m. Interment in Breakabeen cemetery. He leaves a wife, seven children and grandchildren ti mourne his loss.
Hubert Goodfellow of Oxford, N. Y. called on his old friends, L. H. Chichester and wife and Hobert Mace and wife, last Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Everette Duell of Blenheim and sister, Ethel Safford, spent Sunday with their uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. George Shultes of West Berne.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Gates and sons have all been sick with the grip and under the care of Dr. Rivenburgh. All are better.
Howard Mann sang a fine solo Sunday evening at the Mother's Day service.
The meeting of the W. H. and F. Missionary society was held at the home of Mrs. Mott Keyser Wednesday evening. It was an interesting meeting.
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May 10, 1928 - Rev. Olney E. Cook - New Pastor For St.
Mark's Here Sunday - Rev. Olney E. Cook Will Conduct Services - To Locate Here
| O. R. Hallenbeck, a former Middleburgh boy, was
installed as Worshipful Master of the Rising Star Lodge of Orangemen of
Schenectady, the past week.
Mr. Hallenbeck is now employed by the General Electric Company of that city. He is also an active member of Charles W. Mead Lodge, F. & A. M., all the Scottish rite bodies and Oriental Temple, A. A. O. M. S. of Troy.
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May 10, 1928 - Rev. Olney E. Cook - New Pastor For St.
Mark's Here Sunday - Rev. Olney E. Cook Will Conduct Services - To Locate Here
| Rev. Olney E. Cook, the new pastor of St.
Mark's Lutheran Church of Middleburgh, is a native of the town of Berne,
Albany County. He is one of the fine young men who have entered the
ministry of the Lutheran church from the congregation of St. Paul's
Lutheran church of Berne. Mr. Cook is a graduate of Wittenberg College
located at Springfield, Ohio, and has recently completed his course in the
Theological Department of that institution preparatory to taking up the
active work of a minister.
On Wednesday evening, may 9, Mr. Cook was formerly ordained to the Gospel Ministry of the Lutheran Church at the annual meeting of the Synod of New York, held at the city of Johnstown.
He comes to the pastorate of St. Mark's with the hearty recommendation and endorsement of the leaders of the Synod of New York and the congregation are looking forward to a new era of growth and prosperity under the leadership of this young man who is thoroughly consecrated to his calling.
Mr. Cook will occupy the pulpit of his new charge on next Sunday, May 13th, and will also supply the Union church of Fultonham in the afternoon of the same day. He will begin his active pastoral work in Middleburgh about June 17th when he and his wife who was formerly Miss Marion Deitz of Berne, will be at home in the newly renovated parsonage of the church on Main street. Mrs. Cook is a sister of Rev. Raymond C. Deitz of Johnstown, a former pastor.
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Aug. 9, 1928
Those from out of town who attended the funeral of Mrs. Hadley Bouck were Dr. George L. Hussong, Dr. Roger L. Hussong of Buffalo, Mr. and Mrs. George Hussong Miss Sophia Hussong of Schenectady, Mr. and Mrs. Frank James of California, Mr. and Mrs. Jay Bouck and son and Mr. Peter Heason of Stamford.
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Sept. 8, 1928 - 150 Attend Reunion of Mattice Family -
Descendants of Lawrence Mattice Hold Annual gathering - Meet at Partridge Nest -
Relatives have Enjoyable Session - Paper By P. B. Mattice
The second annual reunion of the descendants of Lawrence Mattice was held at Partridge Nest, near Breakabeen, Saturday, September 8, 1928.
the day was ideal for the gathering of nearly one hundred fifty relatives and friends who boast the kinship of Lawrence Mattice. A very bountiful dinner was served. After dinner, a short song service and business meeting was held. Officers and committees were elected. A very interesting document, "The Early History of the Mattices in America," written by Paul B. Mattice of Ithaca, was read by William J. Byrne of Washington, D. C.
The secretary received the name of one member of the circle who was removed by death, this member who was Ella Franklin Earles, granddaughter of Kathryn Mattice Becker. The third yearly reunion will be held the second Saturday in August 1929, at Partridge Nest.
The following were present:
Mrs. Mercie Mattice, Mr. and Mrs. Ford Mattice, Jay and Ford Mattice, Richard Mattice of Syracuse, George Earles, Raymond Earles, Lillian Earles, Mrs. Elizabeth Parks, Rev. and Mrs. J. H. MacConnell of Schoharie, G. W. Case, Smith Case, Mrs. Harold Brand and daughter of Gilboa, Mrs. Richard J. Mattice, Marjorie F. Powers, Mrs. Floyd Barber, Mrs. W. H. Pomeroy, Mrs. Mandane Zeh, Frank Zeh of Cohoes, Mr. and Mrs. George Duncan, Norma Duncan, Marion Duncan, L. H. Chichester, Mrs. L. H. Chichester, Mrs. Lillian France, Mrs. J. C. Gordon of Cornwallville, Harmon Baldwin of Durham, Margaret Bliss, Janet Bliss, Peggy Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Stinover and two children of Cobleskill, Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe C. Stanyon and two children, Mrs. Frank Stanyon Sr., June Stanyon, Ellwood H. Stanyon, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Carpenter and son Billie, all of Gloversville, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Becker, Mr. and Mrs. Jay Smith, Miss Mildred case, Mrs. G. W. Case, W. See Becker, Mr. and Mrs. Newton J. Becker of Saratoga Spa., Mrs. H. V. Peters and two children, Miss Alice Bouck of Hobarth, Mr. and Mrs. Adam L. Mattice of Kingston, Leon Ellis, Katherine Ellis, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Mace, Stewart Mace, Donald Mace, Dora Mace, Mrs. John Woodside, Hadley Bouck, Mrs. W. See Becker, F. Walter Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Shaver, Mr. and Mrs. Sanford Shaver and son Gordon of Medusa, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Fisher, Sharles Scott, Vivian Scott, Evelyn Scott of New York, Warren F. Becker of Stapleton, Burton Mattice, R. I. Mackey of Gilboa.
Harry I. Wyckoff, Ursuline Wyckoff, Imer Wyckoff, Mildred Wyckoff, Rosemary Wyckoff, Cornelia Mackey, Jay Mattice, Mrs. Kate S. Wyckoff, Mrs. Miles Hazelton, Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Watson, Tompkins Watson, Everett Mattice, Mrs. Burton Mattice, Mrs. E. R. Shaffer, Robert E. Shaffer, Gladsby Shaffer, H. Cecil Mattice, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. J. Byrne of Washington, D. C., Richard Mattice, Mr. and Mrs. Kurk Cutter, and son Roy of Stapleton, Mrs. Ella Zeh, Mrs. F. C. Nickerson, Ford L. Nickerson of Cooksburg, Mrs. David Van Wormer, Rena Young, Hilda Young, Dorothy Young, Mrs. Robert Young, Mr. and Mrs. Selleck Mace, Vera Mace, Irene Mace, Mrs. Frank W. Bliss, Frank W. Bliss, Samuel Bliss, Lena Mattice, E. Margretha Ellis, Mrs. Leon Ellis, Hobart Mace, Mrs. Hobart Mace, Mrs. Violetta Gordon, Mrs. P. J. Mattice, Peter Mattice, Mrs. Emma Lynch, Mrs. Wm. Gates, Attorney and Mrs. F. Walter Bliss.
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December 8, 1928 - Livingstonville
Livingstonville, Dec. 8. - A birthday party was held at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Justus Engle, Thanksgiving Day, the occasion being Mrs. Engle's birthday.
She was the recipient of many lovely and useful gifts. A turkey dinner with all
the trimmings was served to the followingguests: Mr. and Mrs. Fred Engle of
Springfield, Mass.; Mr. and Mrs. George Engle and daughters of Fearn Bush; Mr.
and Mrs. Edward Engle and daughter of Albany; Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Paddock and
children of Oak Hill; Miss Dorothy Engle, Ralph and Roy Engle and Mr. and Mrs.
Miss Carrie Benjamin of Ravena, is visiting at Mr. and Mrs. Frank Benjamin.
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February 1929 – Fultonham
Fultonham, Feb. 25 - A United States army plane passed over this section Saturday about noon.
Surely winter has not forgotten us by the looks the past week. Several mornings the temperature registered below zero and there was much snow.
The state road has been ploughed open for traffic. It is not very good for those wishing to draw logs.
News was received by Mrs. Emeline Rhinehart of the severe illness from shock of her cousin, Addison Clikeman at the home of his daughter at Altamont. Mr. Clikeman is well along in the eighties and isn't expected to recover from the shock.
Mrs. Margaret Burgett has returned to Middleburgh from Philadelphia where she was called by the illness of her son Leland's wife. She will return to this place about April 1.
Miss Etta Springstead spent one day recently with Mrs. Noah Miller.
Mrs. John Bouck, Claude Armlin, Eva Ellis and Esther Lawyer attended the convention of young people held at Utica Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Mrs. harvey H. Rhinehart spent several days at Albany last week with her husband.
Ernest Stinover found one of his cows dead in the stable last week.
George E. Hanes left for New York City Tuesday to visit his son, Albert and family.
Mrs. George Armlin is entertaining her mother.
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June 1929 – Wright-Partridge Rites at Breakabeen Wed.
On Wednesday morning, June 5, at 11 o’clock the home of Mr. Percy W. Partridge near Breakabeen, was the scene of a joyous wedding occasion when their daughter, Josephine, was united in marriage to Cornelius P. Wright of Schoharie. The groom is in business with his father, Justus D. Wright in Schoharie, and the bride is a stenographer in the Empire Insurance office in Middleburgh. The ceremony was performed by Rev. William B. Frith, pastor of the Breakabeen Presbyterian Church of which the bride is a member. The Episcopal ring ceremony was used. Eli Sidney and Hilda Partridge stood with the couple as best man and bride’s maid. The Lohengrin wedding march was played by Emilie Partridge.
The bride wore a yellow crepe dress and the bride’s maid was dressed in blue crepe. Following the ceremony a bountiful dinner was served to the guests. After the dinner the bridal couple, attended with joyous salutations by friends present, left for their honeymoon trip. They will reside in Schoharie. The following guests were present: Mr. And Mrs. Justus D. Wright, Mr. And Mrs. Morris Myers, Mrs. Ella Zeh, Miss Eva L. Vroman, Miss Kate Vroman, Miss Clara Rockwell, Mr. C. R. Gridley, Miss Henrietta B. Vroman, Mr. Eli Sidney, Miss Elizabeth V. Wright, Miss Ruth Manchester and the members of the immediate family with Mrs. Meyers and Mrs. Catherine Chapman, grandmother and great grandmother of the bride, respectively.
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June 13, 1929
- Miss Laura Ray Weds in Famous New York Church - Becomes Bride of Alfred Gough
marriage of Miss Laura Edith Ray, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George B. Ray of
Livingstonville, to Alfred Fowler Gough, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henzel H. Gough of
Ridgewood, N. J., took place on Wednesday morning of last week, June 5, in the
Little Church Around the Corner, New York City.
The ceremony occurred at 11 o'clock in the presence of a small group of relatives and intimate friends, and was performed by the rector, the rev. Dr. Randolph Ray in the attractive chapel of the famous "Little Church" while music from the great organ softly pealed through the open doors of the main sanctuary.
The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, was attired in an ensemble of navy blue and white chiffon and shadow velvet, with blue hat and shoes. She wore a corsage of tea roses and lilies of the valley set in ferns, and a platinum fox fur completed her attractive costume.
Her only attendant was Miss Marian Gought, the sister of the groom, who wore an ensemble of green chiffon and shadow velvet with blond hat and gloves to match. Her corsage was an exquisite blending of violets and yellow tea roses.
Spencer Anderson, eldest son of Commissioner and Mrs. James S. Anderson of Ridgewood, acted as Mr. Gough's best man.
Following the simple but impressive ceremony, the guests repaired to the Prince George Hotel where a wedding breakfast was served to twenty-five in one of the private suites. The bridal table was especially beauitiful with its lavish floral decorations, a great cluster of American Beauty roses forming the center piece and an arrangement of roses, peonies, sweet peas, carnation, lilies of the valley and baby's breath in low containers giving a garden-like appearance to the long refreshment table.
After a motor trip through the Shenandoah Valley and Blue Ridge Mountains, Mr. and Mrs. Gough will be at home in a new house which they have purchased in Ridgewood. Miss Ray, who as a young girl attended the Ridgewood schools, is a graduate of Shortridge High School of Indianapolis, Ind., and attended Butler College in Indiana and was pledged Delta Gamma. Mr. Gough is a graduate of Ridgewood High School and has been studying in New York University. He is Assistant Secretary of the firm of Gough and King in New York City, of which his father is President.
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July 4, 1929 – First Reunion of Kling Family is Well Attended – Kin of John L. Kling Gather at Schoharie
In the old historic village of Schoharie, the descendants of John Ludwig Kling gathered on Saturday June 29, to celebrate the first family reunion at La Salle Park.
The Kling family number among the first settlers of New York State and the present generation, although now widely scattered, are still represented in this vicinity, as will be noted from the roster of those present.
After a very enjoyable social meeting, a picnic luncheon was served, followed by a business meeting at which time it was decided to organize the Kling Family Association and hold the next reunion on Saturday, Aug. 2, 1930, at La Salle Park, Schoharie.
The following officers were elected: President, Rev. George H. Kling of St. Johnsville, N. Y.; Vice President, Grover C. Kling of Voorheesville, N. Y.; Secretary and Treasurer, Bertha Kling Lane of Menands, N. Y.
Among those present were: Mrs. Bertha S. Flint, Woodmere, L. I., a niece of Miss Margaret Kling of Troy, now deceased, who compiled the genealogical history of the New York branch of Klings.
Miss Katherine Kling and Mr. And Mrs. William N. Kling of Amsterdam.
Mrs. Charles Zeh of Albany.
Mr. And Mrs. Lansing Kling, Iva Kling, Dewitt C. Kling, Lillian Kling, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Fake and daughter Margaret Jane, Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Wormuth and Katherine Wormuth of Cobleskill, N. Y.
Mrs. Nicholas Kling and children Mildred and Raymond of Bainbridge.
Mrs. Liona B. Kling of Central Bridge.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard D. Kling, Mr. and Mrs. Philip W. Baldwin, Mrs. C. E. Foland, Mrs. Frank Becker of Breakabeen.
Rev. George H. Kling of St. Johnsville.
Mrs. Ellen Kling, Carl B. Kling of West Sand Lake.
Mr. Madison Kling, Mrs. Christie Hilts of west Fulton.
Mr. and Mrs. I. F. Durand of Hartford, Conn.
Madison Hilts of Schenectady.
Mr. and Mrs. Grover C. Kling, Grover Jr., Gerald, Paul, Jeanette, Elizabeth and Jean Barbara Kling of Voorheesville.
Mrs. Ida Barton of Little Falls.
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Dyer, Alice and Burdette Dyer of Jefferson.
Mr. and Mrs. Lavern Hotaling, Lavern Jr., Kenneth Bernard, Mildred and Beatrice Hotaling, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Hotaling and Lewis Hotaling, Mrs. Martin L. Joslyn, Shirley Joslyn, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bush, Edgar Bush, Mrs. Edna West, Doris and Seila West, Mrs. Joseph Joslyn, Frances and Ernest Joslyn of Middleburgh.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bradley, Elaine, Owen and Stuart Bradley of Richmondville.
Mrs. Bertha Kling Lane of Menands.
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July 4, 1929 – Couple Given Surprise on Tenth Anniversary
A surprise party was given Mr. and Mrs. George E. Briggs on Thursday evening, June 27, at their home in Rock District, in honor of their tenth wedding anniversary, and the occasion also being Mrs. Briggs’ birthday.
Over forty people were present including guests from Schoharie, Sharon Centre, Carlisle, Cobleskill and Warnerville. The time was spent in games and dancing after which refreshments were served. At a late hour the guests departed for their homes, leaving Mr. and Mrs. Briggs a very useful gift in remembrance of the occasion.
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July 4, 1929
– Ten Years Ago
Mrs. Carrie Wyckoff, seventy, was buried at Gilboa.
The story and one-half frame building owned by Mrs. Alice West, located at the rear of the Katz Brothers bottling works on Railroad Avenue, and occupied by Ralph Southard as a garage and repair shop, was practically destroyed in a mystery blaze.
George Bartholomew, sixty-four, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Chichester, who resided on the bush road to Breakabeen.
Mrs. Peter Van Wormer and Mrs. Gordon S. Van Wormer threw open their commodious home to about forty cousins, in honor of Mrs. Ella Gordon Sawyer of Los Angeles, Cal.
While picking cherries Warren Hallenbeck fell from a twenty-four-foot ladder, escaping with little or no injury.
George H. Walker, living with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George C. Walker, at their farm home on Warnerville Hill, committed suicide by shooting himself in the head with a revolver.
Jerome Zimmer, a farmer of Gallupville, was found dead in his automobile in front of the west Berne Hotel, shortly after midnight.
At the regular election of officers of LaBastile Lodge, I. O. O. F., Gordon S. Van Wormer was elected Noble Grand and F. P. Betz was elected Vice Grand.
Justice Charles E. Nichols granted an interlocutory decree of divorce to Floyd G. Eckerson of Middleburgh from his wife Edith Eckerson.
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July 4, 1929 – Twenty Years Ago
Ira Hilts became proprietor of the stage line between this place and Blenheim.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Buy Vroman, July 5, a son.
The First Presbyterian Church of Jefferson celebrated its one hundreth anniversary.
July 6 a summer school under the direction of school Commissioner M. B. Mann opened in the high school of this place. Professor M. B. Mann, T. B. Colby of Oyster Bay and Miss Margarete M. Kiernan of Troy were the principal teachers. The school opened with twenty-four pupils.
James L. Baker and Layman S. Winters leased the Hotel Directory at Albany for a term of ten years.
Married at Seward, June 30, Jesse E. Brown of Cobleskill and Miss jennie M. Blythe of Seward; at Washington, D. C., Ephraim Gardner Kimball, and Ada C. Hyam, a niece of Dr. H. D. Wells; at the Reformed parsonage, Central Bridge, July 5, Earl Taber of Esperance and Miss Clara Hallenbeck of Howes Cave; June 30, at the home of the bride, H. W. Souer of Schenectady and Miss Nita Nelson of East Cobleskill.
Died at Rensselaerville, July 2, Mrs. Samuel Parker, seventy-eight; at Huntersland, July 6, John C. Shufelt, eighty-three; at Summit, June 27, Mrs. Grace Crapser fifty-three; at Gilboa, June 24, John Darling.
Louis McAllister was installed Noble Grand of La Bastile Lodge, I. O. O. F.
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July 4, 1929 – Thirty Years Ago
President McKinley reappointed Dr. A. L. Haines of Fultonham, surgeon with rank of Major to go to the Philipines.
The barn of John Thorpe at Franklinton burned July 6.
Mrs. Calvin Russell of Penn Yan, formerly of Franklinton, died.
The will of Mrs. Eve Upham was admitted to probate.
Charles A. Dutton secured a position in the Edison works at Schenectady.
The net proceeds of the Fourth of July social at Huntersland for the benefit of the Christian Church were $32.
Mrs. Julia Brand of Gilboa, died.
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July 4, 1929 – Forty Years Ago
Charles C. Hagadorn of Broome died July 8.
Orson Engle, son of G. W. Engle, died suddenly at the home of his brother, Justice, in this village, July 6.
Blanche, daughter of Dr. Best, was badly burned by a firecracker.
Hail storm at Huntersland July 9 broke windows and damaged crops. Ten window lights were broken in the house occupied by F. Dickinson.
A pension board for Schoharie was appointed with the following members: Drs. A. L. Haines of Schoharie, J. R. Brown of Seward, L. Cross of Cobleskill.
The horse of Elijah Van Valkenburg of Broome Centre, ran away and his son was badly injured.
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September 19, 1929
The condition of Warren W. Proper of Schoharie, who has been confined to the home of his son, Attorney Clyde H. Proper, by illness for several weeks, shows little change. He is gradually growing weaker.
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November 2, 1929 – Prize Bull Takes Flying Trip to Canada
About 9 o’clock this morning (Wednesday) Victor Rickard, manager of the Schenectady Airport landed at the Middleburgh “airport” in a large Stinson Deroiter plane, to take Mr. And Mrs. William S. Dunn to Albany. A large crowd was out to see the plane land and take off. At Albany the party was joined by Mr. Oscar Kinney, and here Mr. Dunn took aboard one of his prize Guernsey bulls, Waldorf Prince Royal. This animal is being taken to the Canadian Royal Show at Toronto.
At Albany, we understand, Mayor Thatcher gave them a big send off and at Toronto the Mayor and officials of the Canadian Royal Show have arranged a big reception for the international flying bull and party.
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- The Murder Trial
The Wilson murder trial is in progress at Schoharie. A jury was secured
on Monday afternoon, and since that time witnesses have been sworn for the
prosecution, and the lawyers have asked the usual amount of preliminary
questions, without much progress in the trial. Our readers well know that nine
tenths of the evidence is void of interest, and the Gazette will only give an
epitome of the material evidence tending to convict or clear the prisoner, as
the case may be, but it is morally certain that a conviction will be the result,
as there is no doubt of the guilt of the prisoner. Nothing of importance to give
this week. The following gentlemen compose the jury:
Adelbert West - North Blenheim.
Walter Edwards - Livingstonville.
William Snyder - Carlisle Center.
Alonzo Zimmer - Middleburgh.
Charles Lewis - Gilboa.
Burton G. Mattice - North Blenheim.
Jay Rockwell - Esperance.
Adelbert Baskin - Vintonton.
Thomas Oakley - Stamford.
John E. Wharton - Summit.
Hiram Rifenbark - Charlotteville.
Elias W. Carr - Esperance.
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13, 1930 - Breakabeen
Breakabeen Men Hurt When Car Skids Into Pole - Charles Lloyd and Frank Coons
Injured on Trip From Schoharie
Breakabeen and Vicinity, Jan. 13 - Last Tuesday when Charles Lloyd and
Frank Coons were coming home from Schoharie their car skidded near Middleburgh
and went into the ditch, striking an electric light pole. Mr. Coons was cut over
the eye and on the cheek. Lloyd was bruised about the leg. Charles Bauers, who
was passing, took them to the office of Dr. C. S. Best in Middleburgh, where
their injuries were dressed. The running board and fenders of the car were
smashed and the windshield broken.
Mr. and Mrs. Chancelor Reed and son Ivan, were Wednesday guests of Mrs. Helen Richtmyer of Middleburgh.
Tax collector English was here Friday collecting taxes.
Louis Coons of Huntersland was in town Friday and took dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Coons.
The annual donation for benefit of the Presbyterian church will be held in the church hall Friday evening, Jan. 31. A chicken supper will be served from 6:50 until all are served. Come one, come all, both great and small and hear the rooster crow.
Mr. and Mrs. D. P. Bergh of Stamford were Monday guests of their mother, Mrs. S. A. Bergh and sister and Mr. and Mrs. Mott Keyser.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Coons went to Lawrence Lamont's last Monday
Mrs. E. H. Jackson and Mrs. Mable Safford made a business trip to Schoharie last Wednesday.
Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Butler who were married on New Year's day. Miss Butler will be remembered as Miss Margaret Sellers.
Jay Keyser and Mott Keyser went to Schenectady Wednesday.
Mrs. Martha Akley of Athens, Pa., visited her brother, H. Mace and wife last Tuesday. Thursday Rev. and Mrs. George Becker and Mrs. Akley left for their home in Pennsylvania.
Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Campbell of Franklinton spent last week at the Coons' homestead with Frank and manley Coons.
Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Jackson and son Kermit went to Green Island Saturday to visit their sister, Mrs. Chester Harrison and to see their niece, Miss Blanche Harrison, who is seriously ill with rheumatism and heart trouble. Her friends hope for a full recovery.
Wesley Coons of Middleburgh was a Tuesday guest of Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Coons.
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Jan. 25, 1930 - Brayman-Wood Wedding Rites at St. Louis, MO. - Bride is Daughter of Former Illinois Mayor.
The marriage of Harold Brayman, Washington Correspondent of the New York Evening Post, to Miss Martha Witherspoon Wood, daughter of former Mayor and Mrs. Walter H. Wood of Cairo, Ill., too place last Saturday afternoon in the Second Presbyterian Church in St. Louis, Mo. the ceremony was performed by the Rev. John W. Macivor.
The bride is a graduate of George Washington University, a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority, and a descendant of John Witherspoon, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Channing Brayman of Middleburgh, a graduate of Cornell University, and a member of the University Club in Albany and the National Press Club in Washington. He is twenty-nine and the bride is twenty-four.
They left St. Louis Saturday night after a wedding dinner in the Coronado Hotel for a honeymoon in Asheville, N. C. They will live in Washington, D. C.
The news extends congratulations.
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Jan. 27, 1930 - Brayman-Wood
Announcement has been received in Albany of the marriage of Miss Martha Witherspoon Wood, daughter of the former mayor of Cairo, Ill., William H. Wood, and Mrs. Wood, to Harold Brayman, former legislative correspondent of the New York Evening Post. The wedding took place this afternoon in the Second Presbyterian church of St. Louis, Mo., with the Rev. John W. Macivor officiating.
The bride, who is a descendant of John Witherspoon, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, is a graduate of George Washington university, and is a member of Pi Beta Phi. Mr. Brayman is Washington correspondent of the New York Evening Post, and is well known in Albany, being a member of the University club here. He is also a member of the National Press club in Washington, D. C.
Mr. Brayman and his bride left immediately after a wedding dinner at the Coronado hotel in St. Louis, for a wedding trip to Asheville, N. C.
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Jan. 27, 1930 - Breakabeen
The town board of the town of Fulton met Jan. 20 in Union Hall to
transact all business coming before the meeting. They contracted for a new road
machine with Mr. lawyer of Schoharie.
Florence Brazee of Fultonham, was a guest of her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Coons, a part of last week. While there she attended the regents examinations held in the local schoolhouse.
Isaac Armlin had the misfortune to dislocate his shoulder one day last week while hunting.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lane of Albany, were Tuesday guests of Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Baldwin.
Tobias and Brewster Bouck, with a force of men, bailed hay last week on the late James A. Bouck farm.
Ethel Safford was a Thursday night guest of her friend Margaret Ellis of Middleburgh.
The Farm Bureau meeting held in the Grange Hall Thursday night was quite well attended. Owing to the cold weather a number of the ladies were not there and they missed a wonderful talk by Mrs. Frances Graham.
Nina Wood of Keyserkill, was here and tried regents examinations. She was a guest at the Coons homestead.
Mrs. W. H. Mann assisted the teacher, Mrs. A. B. Lansing, with regents examinations last week at the school here.
Dora A. Mace and brother Stewart were week end guests of their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. Mace. Sunday their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Mace, of Mackey, came for them.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Coons visited Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Coons a few days last week and called on a number of their old neighbors on Armlin Hill.
Mr. and Mrs. Ford Mattice, Mr. and Mrs. Gideon Van Wormer of Guinea were Tuesday evening guests of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Becker.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Becker attended the Broome Center Thimble Club Saturday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Tilden Bouck, and were Saturday night and Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ford Mattice.
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Jan. 30, 1930 (The Cobleskill Times) - Fashions of 1880In a recent radio address in which fact and humor were delightfully commingled, Dr. Julius Klein, assistant secretary of commerce, described the "good old days" of 50 years ago. His description of some fashions of the time were both interesting and amusing.
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30, 1930 (The Cobleskill Times) - A Platform for Mr. Young (From New York
The recent death of Colonel John Wright Vrooman of Herkimer brought to
light an unknown fact in the life of former Republican candidatge for Lieutenant
Governor. This was his activity in behalf of the nomination of Owen D. Young for
President by the Democrats in 1928.
Colonel Vrooman was a native of the same up-State county and knew Mr, Young and his parents. When the Birmingham News sought to settle Southern Democratic difficultikes over Alfred E. Smith b y suggesting union on Mr. Young, it received a letter which was published with the addition that the writer desired to remain anonymous. This letter extolled the qualifications of the General Electric's chairman and said in part:
In a wee hamlet in the country lives a widowed mother nearly 90 years of age. A loving son cares for her, watches over her and every two or three weeks of his life - which is a most busy one - leaves his business and travels more than two hundred miles to spend a week-end with that mother. That is the best kind of plank to insert in a platform for Owen D. Young.
Colonel Vrooman is dead and Mr. Young is not yet President. But on Thanksgiving Day the newspapers reported that the author of the plan for Europe's economic adjustment left the Hoover conference and departed to visit his mother at Herkimer, saying, "There's no place like home."
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Jan. 30, 1930 - Livingstonville
The law suit between Dickerson vs Wilber tried before Justice Hollenbeck resulted in a verdict of nearly $10 in favor of the plaintiff. - M. A. Losee and George Dickerson attended the R. R. meeting at Catskill on the 22d. - Curtis Scoville has commenced operations on the Decker farm owned by A. Scott. - Mrs. Hobert Mace is spending a few weeks at Hagermaus Mills and Amsetrdam. - Will Goodrich has rented apartments in Wesly Benjamin's shop and gone into the cooperage business. - Our town collector completed his tax gathering Saturday, Jan. 25th. Of the 180 logs returned by the assessors of the town of Broome. he collected the whole amount with the exception of two. - The Russian grip is having universal sway in this vicinity. If there is a family that has thus far escaped the scourge it is the exception. Whether it is the genuine Russian influenza or not it is causing an immense amount of suffering. - The firm of W. Whitman and wife have dissolved partnership. Their matrimonial machinery had been out of gear for some time, fiends that undertook to minister oil of conciliation did not allay its creaking. On Friday night Mrs. W. and friends took lodging at the Cottage Hotel. One night's separation did not warm their affection. On Saturday there was a general break-up. Mrs. Whitman taking her household goods departed for the east. - As several State's legislatures are proposing to adopt the Australian system of voting the main objection is that the illiterate cannot tell whose cause to make the cross opposite to designate their choice as the tickets or names to be voted for are to be all the same paper. - We propose that each political party choose different colored ink with which their candidates names be printed with. To be consistent the Democrat's would concede the right of the Republicans to use black, and the Democrats to be sure would claim the red as they could instruct their most stupid that could neither read, write or speak our language how to vote by pointing to their red bandanna. Greenbackers would not object to the green with a supply of the originals.
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Feb. 1930 - Resolutions
WHEREAS, God in His wisdom has called from this life to the life eternal, one of the faithful and dearly loved members of our society, Mrs. Arthur Lewis, on Feb. 14, 1930. It being the close of a long and painful illness which she bore with great patience and resignation,
WHEREAS, Sister Lewis was a member who always performed any duty placed upon her with cheerfulness, and in her departure the society has sustained the loss of a member whose influence was always for good; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That in the death of our departed sister, it becomes us, as members, to apply ourselves to the work with new energy, and while our hearts are sad, we recognize His omnipotent hand, and bow in humble submission, while we say, not my will, but Thine, oh Lord, be done; and be it further
RESOLVED, That we extend our sympathy to the bereaved family, and a copy of these resolutions be sent them, placed upon the records of our missionary society, and published in the local papers.
Mrs. A. M. Lane,
Mrs. De Witt Rosecrans,
Mrs. Mable Safford.
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Feb. 1930 - Bates
-The fruit buds, on John
Klines peach trees are opened so as to show their pink blossoms.
-Birds that are usually seen only in summer at the north are chirping in this valley.
-George Barnett who recently drew $600 pension money is making his chums happy he has wonderful good friends just now.
-Of the many families that is afflicted with the grippe, Mr. H. L. Smith and Cyrus Nickerson has had their share.
-Mr. Ira Hollenbeck had a paralytic shock Feb 24 and is perfectly helpless.
-Died Jan 30th of paralysis, Resolved P. Bates aged 69 years. His funeral was held in Christian Church Feb 1st Rev. D. Collins officiating who gave a logical sermon to a full house, text from Job 14-14th. "If a man die shall he live again" His remains were interred in the Potters Hollow cemetery. The deceased was a grandson of Elisha Bates who built the first cabin for civilized man to inhabit in this valley that has since went by his name. R. P. bates was a soldier in the late war, he was partially disabled by wounds for which he drew a pension. he leaves a wife and several grown up children.
-Died, Jan. 31st, Albert Cook aged 46 years 4 months and 27 days. Funeral in the Scotts Patent M. E. Church Feb 2d. Sermon by Rev. G. Young, text John 18th 11th. "The cup which my Father hath given me shall I not drink it." the house was crowded with his relatives and acquaintances. Mr. Cooks mother Mrs. G. T. Cook whom we noticed in the last Monitor, and his sister Adelaide living a mile from his home had been seriously ill several days with the prevailing disease (and yet in a precarious condition) had required much of his attention, when he and his youngest child, Angie five years and 3 months old was taken with the grip and pneumonia. Their diseases from the first assumed a dangerous form unyielding to medical skill. Angie dying the next day after her father, Feb. 1st her funeral was held the 4th. Mr. Cook leaves a wife and nine children, he was one of our town assessors at the time of his death.
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February 6, 1930 - Grange Deputy At Syracuse
Ray F. Pollard, Grange Deputy of Schoharie County, is at Syracuse this week attending the State meeting of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hamm of Jefferson Grange, are also attending as the delegates from Schoharie County. Vail Sheldon is likewise at Syracuse representing the Cobleskill State School Grange.
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February 6, 1930 - Pollard To Speak Over WGY
Ray F. Pollard, Manager of the Schoharie County Farm Bureau, will give a talk on "Farm Forestry" over WGY next Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 12.20 noon. He hopes that our readers will tune in for this.
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Feb. 10, 1930 - Breakabeen
Breakabeen, Feb. 10. - Last Friday while Fred Crapser was driving a truck, loaded with ice, across the Blenheim bridge for Cottone Brothers, when leaving the old wooden span and going on the iron section one of the main side braces broke. Traffic was closed for a time while repairs were being made. The bridge is now open only to light cars.
James Nelson passed away Saturday night at his home near Huson Corners after many weeks of suffering. Funeral Wednesday at 2 o'clock at the home. Interment in the Breakabeen Cemetery beside the grave of his wife who passed away twenty-six years ago. He leaves a daughter, one son and three grandsons to mourn his loss. Much sympathy is extended to the family.
Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Teter of Bates, were Monday guests of their sister, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Jackson.
Dr. Rivenburg of Middleburgh, was called last Monday to see Mrs. Hattie Wood, who is ill with a cold and the grippe. Her sister, Mrs. Anna Tingue of Warnerville, is here caring for her. All hope for a speedy recovery.
Cottone Brothers began last Wednesday shipping cream to New York, via Grand Gorge.
The thermometer was 10 below on Main Street and 12 below on River Street last Monday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Jackson and son Kermit called on Mr. and Mrs. Amos Fisk of Blenheim last Sunday evening.
Ivan Reed had a cake of ice fall on his foot last Thursday, which is very painful at this writing.
Mrs. E. H. Jackson, Mrs. M. E. Safford and daughter Mildred were Saturday afternoon callers in Schoharie.
Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Kling made a business and pleasure trip to Albany last Wednesday. Mrs. Kling had the misfortune to slip on the icy sidewalk while there and sprain her ankle.
Mr. and Mrs. L. Warner and children of Middleburgh, called on Origin and Ruth Manchester Sunday afternoon.
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Feb. 20, 1930 - Elwood Keyser, Honor Student at Syracuse
Among the thirty students mentioned for the honor roll of the
Department of Chemistry, Syracuse University, is Elwood Keyser, son of Mrs.
Julia Keyser, of this village. Those chosen are among the highest seven per cent
of the class of 550 students enrolled in General Chemistry
As an honor student, Mr. Keyser, will be allowed to choose from a selection of books on Chemistry offered as rewards for proficiency by the Chemical Foundation Inc., of New York City.
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Feb. 20, 1930 - Pomona Grange at Breakabeen March 1
County Pomona Grange will convene at Breakabeen Saturday, March 1, forenoon and
afternoon, according to advice from Worthy Master George M. Simmons.
An impressive part of the business program will be the installation of the new officers by County Deputy Ray F. Pollard. The Lecturer's Hour will be in charge of Brother E. B. Hewes. All patrons in good standing in their home Granges are invited to this county meeting.
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Feb. 22, 1930
Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Everett Wood, who were married last
Saturday. Mrs. Wood will be remembered as Miss Lorraine Hubbard.
Seneca Wolford of Schenectady, is visiting his brother, Everett.
Dewitt Rosecrans had the misfortune to loose a fine cow last week.
Mrs. S. A. Bergh went to Middleburgh last Wednesday to visit her daughter, Mrs. M. Wooden.
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Mar. 14, 1930 - Resolutions - Moses Lawyer, Fultonham, N. Y.
RESOLVED, That this Patrons of Husbandry feels keenly the loss of one who has endeared to us by his faithfulness to his duties as a member, and by his efforts to promote the welfare of the order and as organizer of the Subordinate Grange No. 809.
RESOLVED, That this order tender to the bereaved family its heartfelt sympathy in the loss of their loved one, feeling assured that their loss is his eternal gain.
RESOLVED, That these resolutions be sent to the family, published in the local paper and inscribed on the Secretary's book.
R. W. Ellis, Worthy Master.
E. J. Barber, Worthy Secretary.
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March 31, 1930 - Greene County Pomona Grange Holds Meeting
Greene County Pomona grange held a meeting recently at Climax Grange hall. Over 100 members were present and some visitors from Schoharie county. New officers were installed in full form by Raymond Pollard, deputy of Schoharie county.
Reports were read from all granges in the county. Plans for activities were discussed, and the following committees were appointed.
Prizes for F. H. club work, Mrs. Zimmer and Mrs. Johnson; home economics committee, Mrs. Fred Burger, Mrs. Mack Truby and Mrs. Miller. It was planned that this committee will have charge of a rest tent at the county fair in Cairo next August.
Officers of the Greene County grange are: Master, M. B. Van Schaack; overseer, Fred Burger; lecturer, Earl Brougham; steward, Edward Spencer; assistant, Woodbridge King; chaplain, the rev. Truby; treasurer, Howard King; secretary, Mrs. Badie Newcomb; gate keeper, Thomas Hallock, and lady assistant steward, Miss Ruth Forman. The next meeting will be June 28
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April 1930 - Twenty Years Ago (1910)
Miss Minerva Ann Brayman, ninety-nine, was found dead in bed April 29 near Preston Hollow.
A horse of N. Warner while plowing in the field was struck by lightning and killed.
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May 3 a great conflagration took place at Gilboa. Twenty-two buildings went up in smoke. the fire was stopped by the use of dynamite. The following is a list of the buildings destroyed with the estimated loss: Mrs. Gilbert's barn $500, Buckingham's blacksmith shop $500, Becker's Hotel $10,000, A. S. Thomas' store $10,000, Charles Zelie's harness shop $1,500, his dwelling $2,200; W. L. Shutt's dwelling and contents $700, Methodist Church $2,000, M. D. Spencer's dwelling $1,500, Luman Reed's store $3,000, Colby Reed's stock of goods $2,000, Thomas and Griffin's building and stock $1,500, David Zelie's store and stock $9,000, P. A. Selleck's store and stock $2,000, Addison Hagadorn's furniture total loss, A. G. Baldwin's Arcade building $3,000, John Lawyer $1,000, William Maybie furniture, P. T. Hoagland, Monitor Printing office, $1,500; L. G. Van Tul $1,000, Luman Hildreth $300, Bornt Stryker $1,500, Jerry Snyder $1,200, Mrs. Jane Jones $800, John Edwards $200, S. Stilwell $150, Charles Blenis $300, Alonzo Stryker damage. The fire started in the old Arcade building opposite the H. W. Becker hotel.
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June 26, 1930 - Breakabeen (The Middleburgh News)
Breakabeen, June 23. - Mr. and Mrs. Selleck Mace and daughter and Charlie Easly visited Mr. and Mrs. Chancellor Reed and son Ivan Sunday.
Miss Vera Mace is spending her vacation with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. Reed.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Becker and children visited his parents Sunday.
Mrs. Maty Keyser started Monday morning for Florida with her daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Shaer. Mrs. Shaer will be remembered as Miss Pearl Keyser. She is living in Florida.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Shaer and daughter Lola, Roy Vromans and boys, Mr. and Mrs. John Van Wormer and family were company for Mr. and Mrs. Abram Keyser Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Rhinehart and sons were callers at the Becker homestead Sunday evening.
Ernest Gates is having his house painted.
Mrs. Hattie Barkley has returned to her home in Conesville.
Mrs. George Keyser of East Cobleskill was a visitor here this week.
Howard and havens Mann are home from college.
Mrs. Sidney Zeh had the misfortune to break a needle off in her hand while washing her daughter's apron. The needle was stuck on the apron. It had to be cut out and several stitches were taken to close the wound. It has been very painful.
Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Haskin of Bates were Thursday guests of their daughter, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Jackson. In the afternoon Mr. Jackson took them for a ride in his new car.
Mrs. L. B. Kling, who has been in the Adirondacks for a few months, has been visiting her son, Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Kling, for a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. Weed and daughters of Pleasant Valley, Gilboa, were Wednesday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Chancellor Reed.
Harold Kniskern motored to the Ellis Hospital with Mr. and Mrs. E. Dewell and sister Mildred Safford. The friends of Mrs. Dewell are glad to hear she did not have to stay for an operation.
Mrs. Mackey Smith and Mrs. D. L. Van Wormer called on Mrs. L. H. Chichester last Monday afternoon.
Miss Florence Brazee of Fultonham was a guest of her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Coons, while taking Regents examinations here.
Mrs. D. L. Van Wormer, Mrs. frank becker, Mrs. L. H. Chichester were guests of Mrs. Floyd Barber of Schoharie at a picnic at the Partridge Nest. She had all of her scholars there from the school where she has been teaching the past year. A fine program was presented and a delicious dinner was enjoyed by all present.
Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Jackson and son Kermit, Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Chichester attended the ice cream social at Andrew Moore's at Guinea Friday evening, sponsored by the Broome Centre and Mackey Thimble Club.
E. Wolford and M. Rosecrans finished their job painting the church last Friday.
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June 26, 1930 - Pine Grove (The Middleburgh News)
Pine Grove, June 23. - Mr. and Mrs. Henry Chichester, accompanied Mrs. Kathryn Fritz, mother and nephew to New York City, where they are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Fred Albrecht this week.
Mrs. Frances Wilber and Elizabeth Thorington are keeping house for the Chichester's and Frank Conklin is attending chores while Maynard Porter is assisting Mr. Gabert.
Mr. Charles Hynds, timekeeper on the Conesville county road, whose home is in Hyndsville spent the week end with Frank Lloyd.
Mrs. Hattie Alger and Mr. and Mrs. Hector Roney of Cheese Hill, were company for Channing Brayman's last Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Thorington, daughter Helen of Huntersland, visited Vernon Lloyd's home on Thursday. Mr. Thorington remained until Sunday visiting Albany with Mr. Lloyd on Friday. William Lloyd and son returned to stay at the Thorington home during his absence.
Sylvenous Sornberger and wife of Franklinton, visited Virgil Campbell's on Sunday attending the Hawverville church services with them. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dutton of Preston Hollow were company there the first of the week.
Mrs. Edward Masterson and two sons are spending a week on their farm. They were entertained at the Lloyd homes on Wednesday and Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Hobart Wilber, accompanied by Osee Thorington, wife and two children took a ride to Durham on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Miller of Middleburgh, visited their little daughter, Ethel, at John Way's on Sunday.
Mrs. Vernon Lloyd had some dental work done at Middleburgh on Monday.
The members from here attended the Livingstonville Ladies' Aid at Justus Engle's home Saturday.
Clarence Barber's family, including Miss Mildred Laraway, visited their brother, Grant Laraway, at Franklinton, on Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Lorenzo Van Tassel, in company with Mr. and Mrs. Robert Taylor, were Sunday company for Mr. and Mrs. harry Turner in Middleburgh.
Fred Brayman and family will live at their Crystal Lake farm, where they will entertain boarders and tourists for the summer season. It is expected they will have great success as everyone knows of the fame of Mrs. Sawdy's cooking and as a hostess of the same house for many years. As this was Mrs. Brayman's birthplace and girlhood home she will be a replica of Mrs. Sawdy with two pleasing grown daughters to assist. Mr. Brayman, being a couteous, educated man, will make an excellent host. They have made various improvements, including modern bath.
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June 26, 1930 - Huntersland (The Middleburgh News)
Huntersland, June 23. - Mr. Hilts Tryon and Mr. M. Wilsey of Coeymans Hollow, were callers in this place Monday
Ferris Hagadorn, teacher here, gave his pupils a picnic and hot dog roast on Friday.
Mrs. Benjamin Shultes is on the sick list.
Rev. and Mrs. C. H. Hallenbeck and children of Ravena, were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hoose on Sunday.
Miss Marle Vinvent is spending a week with her grandmother, Mrs. Laura Shultes at West Mountain.
Mr. and Mrs. Carver Laraway visited her sister, Mr. and Mrs. E. Gannon, at Schoharie Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mitchell and son Harry of Binghamton were week end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Coons and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Shultes and mother of West Mountain, were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Vincent and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Slater and George Esterbrook of Rensselaer, spent Sunday here at the Esterbrook home.
Mrs. Maggie Crippen of Guilderland is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Becker and family.
Benjamin Shultes and George Wager are building a garage for Worden Whitbeck.
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June 26, 1930 - 'No Cause For Action' Ends Suit Against
Banker - Schoharie Widow Loses $50,000 Heart Balm Case (The Middleburgh News)
Finis was written to the most sensational civil trial in years at the Schoharie County Courthouse last week when a jury, composed entirely of farmers and married men, returned a no cause for action verdict in the $50,000 breach of promise suit brought by Mrs. Louise Vroman, sixty, a widow and former Regent of the D. A. R., against Wellington D. Becker, millionaire banker of Cobleskill.
The case, after two days of sensational testimony concerning the alleged love affair of the sixty-eight-year old banker, reached the jury Wednesday at about 6:30 P. M. the jury, after having supper, handed Supreme Court Justice Sydney F. Foster the verdict.
Meanwhile, although the defendant may have heaved a sigh of relief as he heard the favorable decision, there is another suit of the same nature, pending against him and brought by Mrs. Margaret E. Hevenor, Cobleskill, who demands $125,000 heart balm.
At frequent intervals during the trial when the audience resorted to an exceptionally boisterous outburst, Justus Foster was forced to issue warnings that the courtroom would be cleared unless the crowd refrained from regarding the trial in the nature of a "vaudeville show."
Although the testimony closed early in the afternoon, both Wallace H. Sidney, attorney for Becker, and Clyde H. Proper, counsel for Mrs. Vroman, consumed nearly an hour apiece for their summation to the jury.
Sidney summed up first and immediately began a scathing denunciation of Mrs. Vroman, whom he characterized as a "cheap golddigger" and a "cold-blooded Brazen" woman.
"Gentlemen!" he shouted, "In a few days, none of us men who have a little money will be safe with women of the type of Mrs. Vroman starting these actions. If you give her a verdict, you will encourage others to do the same and no man will be safe. The calendar will be flooded with breach of promise suits."
Proper, however, who addressed the jury immediately afterwards, attacked Sidney for attempting to besmirch the character of a woman who is a leading member of the Schoharie Lutheran Church and six times Regent of the Schoharie D. A. R. Chapter.
"Becker proposed marriage," he said, "he took her on rides in his big town car. He hugged and kissed her made love to her and now, he wants to back out of it. I tell you, gentlemen, that he is a rich man and that this poor, unfortunate woman is entitled to a fair verdict."
Becker was the only witness in his own defense. He vehemently denied that he had ever promised to marry Mrs. Vroman and maintained that the connection was merely one of a business nature.
"We were both interested in antiques," he testified. "As for the hugging and kissing her while we were parked in a car on the public highway in broad daylight - Bosh!"
He stated that Mrs. Vroman owes him about $1,000 for notes an action which he is now pressing in Supreme Court.
The aged defendant admitted that he has been married three times, his present wife being the former Miss Jennie Livingston of Altamont. Mrs. Vroman is a widow, her husband having died about twelve years ago. She has a thirty-year-old son, Charles, who also lives in Schoharie and is married.
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June 26, 1930 - Middleburgh High School Gives Sixteen
Diplomas to Largest Graduating Class in Its History - Graduates of 1930 Surpass
Former High Record By One; Fourteen Girls, Two Boys - Hon. Peter Ten Eyck Addresses
Class - Good Orations by Students Marks Commencement Program In M. E. Church
(The Middleburgh News)
The large auditorium of the M. E. Church was again filled Tuesday night for the 1930 commencement of the Middleburgh High School, at which time the largest class in the history of the school was graduated. The program was a delight and inspiration, not tiresome, and just long enough to satisfy. The class this year had sixteen members, surpassing by one the former record. Miss Laura Vroman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emmet B. Vroman of this village, was valedictorian and Miss Rita Stewart, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Stewart of Westerlo, was salutatorian.
After the graduating class, followed by the Board of Education, faculty and guest speakers and taken their places on the platform, the program was opened by an invocation given by Rev. Olney E. Cook, pastor of the Lutheran Church.
Miss Rita Stewart, salutatorian, then welcomed the relatives and friends of the Class of 1930. She said her class had great reasons to feel proud of their accomplishments but wished them to know that their success was also the success of their relatives and all who aided them in reaching this stage in life.
"Bendemeer's Stream," a selection was rendered by the Glee Club, followed by a round of applause by the audience.
"The Status of American Music," which told the history and future of music in this country was the subject of an oration by Miss Rita Stewart. It showed considerable thought and study and was heartily received.
Next followed an oration by Miss Elizabeth Bulson, who took for her subject "Virgil and His Contribution to the World of To-day." This address traced the life of the celebrated Latin poet, his struggles in life and his crowning success, which every country in the world to-day recognizes. The audience roundly applauded this address which showed that they recognized the time and research needed to deliver such an excellent oration.
The Glee Club again entertained the assemblage, singing a composition entitled "Service" which was well rendered and received.
Miss Barbara Mann in her oration "War - A Travesty" showed clearly the mockery of nations combating, and expressed the hope that modern science and invention would eventually make even the war advocates realize the futility of taking human life to fulfill a supreme desire which in reality was nothing but a disguise for greed. Her address was well delivered, her subject most timely and the hearty applause which followed showed the gathering's appreciation.
Then came the valedictory and oration by Miss Laura Vroman. Her address "Stepping Stones" was pleasingly delivered and left a lasting impression. She said the stages in a child's life were each a "stepping stone" toward a goal. First the parents, then the teacher and later the world at large were all "stepping stones" to the child on his way through life. But, Miss Vroman said, "stepping stones" must be carefully chosen or they might perhaps prove to be stumbling blocks. At the conclusion of her address, which received load applause, she thanked the Board of Education, the faculty and the friends who have aided the class in the four years high school work just completed and expressed the hope to classmates, as they are about to separate to their different walks of life, that they would never forget Middleburgh High School or the friendships made while attending.
F. Walter Bliss, President of the Board of Education, in a few brief remarks, introduced the speaker of the evening, Hon. Peter G. Ten Eyck of Albany. Mr. Bliss stated that the Board of Education wanted an outstanding man to give the address to the graduates, and they had gone to the neighboring county of Albany and secured the man they were looking for, a man who had made a success of life and one who would be sure to give the graduates sound advice as they start out in life.
Mr. Ten Eyck showed a fine sense of humor together with a keen knowledge of the world and its problems. he impressed upon the class to be servants, not in the common sense of the word, but to start in the right path we must live with God, by the Bible and for our fellow man. he said the only way to success is to know what you want and then work and work hard until you get it. Be interested in current events Mr. Ten Eyck said in closing.
The presentation of diplomas was made by F. Walter Bliss, who praised the work of the class, the school and the faculty. The following students received diplomas: Laura E. Vroman, Rita J. Stewart, Elizabeth Bulson, Barbara G. Mann, Charles F. Scott, Beatrice Kennedy, Ruth E. Barber, Dorothy E. Bellinger, Dorothy E. Coons, Emma George, Gertrude F. Bohringer, Eva B. Ellis, Jessie C. Van Aller, Helen E. Mattice, Antoinette M. Zalonis and William Scislowsky.
The College Club prize was awarded to Miss Emma Tenblad, which makes the third successive year this young lady has had the highest average for the year in high school.
Vernon F. Morrison, former Principal, was called upon to speak and in a few well chosen words he praised the work of the school and said he had a warm spot in his heart for Middleburgh High School of which he was Principal for six years, just prior to Professor Pyle's administration.
Professor Ralph Pyle in bringing the program to a close, thanked all who had stood by the school and helped them to obtain the largest graduating class in its history. He gave great honor to one of the class, William Scislowsky, who had completed the school course in three years, passing six subjects in the last Regents examinations, and thus bringing to the Class of 1930 the distinction of being the largest ever to graduate. This brought forth load and long applause that sent the class away rejoicing.
Rev. F. J. ball gave the benediction.
Class officers: President, Charles F. Scott ; Vice President, Elizabeth Bulson; Secretary, Beatrice Kennedy; Treasurer, Barbara G. Mann. Class colors, orchid and yellow. Class flower, yellow rose, Class motto, "This Far and Farther."
Because of the high averages made by the graduating class, The News believes it will be of interest to all to publish the four highest: Laura Vroman 90%, Rita Stewart 89 62-100%, Elizabeth Bulson 87 2-10%, Barbara Mann 87 6-100%.
The four highest averages in the entire high school for the last semester are: Emma Tenblad 90 81-100%, Leland Rickard 89 55-100%, Laura Vroman 89 5-10%, Rita Stewart 89%.
The high school honor roll is made up of the following: Seniors, Laura Vroman, Elizabeth Bulson, Emma George, Rita Stewart, Barbara Mann, Gertrude Bohringer; Juniors, Emma Tenblad, Robert Foland, Roland Young; Sophomores, George Ball, J. Leland Rickard, Martin Buschynski.
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July 31, 1930 - Pine Grove
Pine Grove, July 28 - Glad to report Fred Albrecht Jr. as recovering nicely from the operation for removal of tonsils and adenoids at Albany City Hospital last week.
Miss Elva Rivenburgh of Middleburgh, visited relatives on the hill the fore part of last week. She is spending the summer with Mrs. Kate Danforth.
Mr. and Mrs. L. Van Tassell visited Myron Scutt and wife at Medusa recently.
Mr. and Mrs. Channing Brayman entertained her brother Frank Feeck and wife, their son Douglas, wife and daughter, all of Johnson City, the fore part of last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Amos Scutt of Middleburgh son Leslie and wife of Huson's Corners, were Sunday company at Orman Campbell's home.
Mrs. Edna Daley and son Kenneth of Albany were Sunday visitors at the K. A. Dutton home.
Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Hallenbeck are entertaining friends from New Jersey.
The baby son of Robert Porter suffered a severe cut in the upper part of his right arm from falling through a window recently.
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July 31, 1930 - Cupola Of High School Struck By Lightning Saturday Night
The cupola of the Middleburgh High School building was struck by lightning Saturday night and the damage is estimated roughly at $500.
About 9 o'clock that evening a sharp flash of lightning followed by a loud burst of thunder was heard and it was the opinion of many that it struck nearby. About a half hour after this fire was discovered in the belfry and an alarm sent in. The fire company was quick to respond and soon had two lines of hose at work, one playing from the ground and the other run up through the building. An emergency hose and fire extinguisher in the building were used before the fire company had their lines hooked up.
As the doors of the building were locked when the fire broke out it was necessary to go up the fire escape, where luckily a window was found unfastened on the second floor. The doors were then opened and it was not long before the firemen had the blaze under control. While at no time threatening the building the blaze was difficult to reach, and the last embers were extinguished only by the firemen climbing to the top of the cupola inside and digging the smoldering parts in the cornice out with their hands.
The side of the cupola facing the main roof was most damaged and new wood will be needed. Quite a little water soaked through the floors to the Principal's office on the second floor directly below the cupola and it was thought that great damage would be the result, but according to the Superintendent of the building the floors have dried out in fine shape and little or no damage resulted. The building is insured for about $60,000.
Carpenters had just finished a music room on the third floor by partitioning off a portion of the auditorium, but this was not damaged.
The fire is said to be the highest in the history of the village, as the cupola is only topped by the Methodist Church steeple.
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To replace the Methodist Church bell as a fire alarm, the Ladies' Auxilliary of the Cairo Hose Company, has purchased an electric siren at a cost of $350.
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August 1930 - Fake Speaker At Mackey Picnic Aug. 19
The Mackey Picnic will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 19, in Goodfellow's Grove at Mackey. The speakers are Member of Assembly Kenneth H. Fake and Farm Bureau Manager Ray F. Pollard.
Hagadorn's ten-piece orchestra will furnish the music for the day. A good time is assured all. The roads leading to the picnic grounds are said to be in good shape and a large crowd is expected to attend.
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August 1930 - Fultonham Vacation Bible School In Session
The Fultonham Union Sunday School opened its sixth annual Daily Vacation Bible School in Monday, Aug. 11. On Tuesday morning eighty people were at the little church for Bible study in their respective groups or departments.
The school has a faculty of teachers of whom it is justly proud: Rev. Frank Wolford of Hartwick accompanied by his wife and daughter Esther, Rev. W. G. Boomhower, wife and daughter Jessie of Jersey City, and pastor Rev. Olney E. Cook and wife. The school has gained county and State recognition chiefly because it maintains a strong adult department. This year, at the opening, a fine group of children is in attendance. Much interest and unity of spirit is manifested in the Bible School. A hearty invitation is extended to all to join.
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August 1930 - Warnerville Bridge Open
The new steel bridge overt the Cobleskill Creek near Warnerville is open for traffic. This bridge replaces the one which went down a year and a half ago under the weight of an auto bus.
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August 1930 - Gilboa School Opens in Sept.
The Board of Education of the Gilboa-Conesville Central School has announced that school will be held in the new building beginning the September term of this year, with all grades and a full four-year high school course.
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August 1930 - Former Local Boy Opens Dental Office
Many readers of The News will be interested to hear of the advancement of John H. Tator, son of the late Morris L. Tator and wife, formerly of this village. The following appeared in a recent issue of the Belleville paper of Michigan.
Dr. J. H. Tator of 1165 W. Philadelphia Avenue, Detroit, was in Belleville Monday making final arrangements for the preparation of office quarters in the Sands residence at the corner of Main and Third Streets, Belleville.
Dr. Tator is a young man, a graduate of the University of Michigan, and has plenty of experience to assure the people of the community good dental service. We predict that his ambition, sincerity and efficiency will build a good practice for him in this community.
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August 1930 - Farm Bureau Picnic To Be At Howe Caverns
The Schoharie County Farm Bureau announces that plans are completed for the big picnic to be held at Howe Caverns Thursday, Aug. 21. Assurances have been received that both Gov. F. D. Roosevelt and Congressman Clarke will be present to address an audience that may reach the 10,000 mark. The speaking program is expected to start at 1:30 P. M., standard time. Gov. Roosevelt will be introduced by Jared Van Wagenen Jr. and S. B. Patrick has been requested to present Congressman Clarke.
The speakers' stand has been erected and will be equipped with amplifiers by Scribner Brothers of Schoharie. Music for the day will be furnished by H. R. Berger of Cobleskill. This will consist of amplified phonograph records, and is said to rival a band in volume and quality.
The ball game will be in charge of Charles R. Salsburgh, President of the Bureau, and other games will be conducted by Secretary William D. Aker. Three courts for horse show pitching are being prepared and suitable prizes will be offered. The winner is entitled to compete at the State Fair tournament.
The Howe Caverns grounds are entirely suitable for a picnic of this sort and the Farm Bureau management feels that thousands of Schoharie County people will make Aug. 21 a general holiday.
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August 7, 1930 - Campbell Reunion
The second annual reunion of the Campbell family was held at Lasalle Park, Schoharie. A bountiful dinner was served at noon which was enjoyed by all. After dinner pictures were taken of the group. The reunion will be held next year on the first Saturday in August at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Elvin Campbell of Pine Grove. Those present were: Mrs. Carolyn Campbell and granddaughter Eva Rea, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Day and daughter Grace, Mr. and Mrs. Clancy Brayman and son Gordon, Oscar A. Mable, Mrs. M. J. Shaw, Miss Gladys Campbell, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Shufelt and son George, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Radick, Mrs. Milford Cass, Mr. and Mrs. Revillo Steward, Mr. and Mrs. Elvin Campbell, Mr. and Mrs. Channing Brayman, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Campbell, Mr.. and Mrs. Orman F. Campbell and daughters Hattie and Gladys.
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Aug. 21, 1930 - Livingstonville
Livingstonville, Aug 11. - Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Gough of Ridgewood, N. J., and Miss Gough and gentleman friend were over the week and visitors for Mr. and Mrs.. George B. Ray.
Mr. and Mrs. William J. Chase and family and other friends of Schenectady were week end visitors at their home here.
Rev. Obed mace and wife of Highland are spending their vacation with his sister, Mrs. C. J. Cornelius.
Mrs. Ruth Safford is staying with her niece Mrs. Lucius Hagadorn at present and is not very well.
Mr. Louis Scharff was at his home here in the village over Sunday.
Clayton Losee is painting his house.
C. J. Cornelius was at Bates Monday on business.
The boarding houses in our village seem to be doing a thriving business.
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Aug. 21, 1930 - Kling Family Reunion
Among the old pine and hemlock trees at La Salle Park, Schoharie, the Kling Family Association, descendants of John Ludwig Kling, held their second reunion on Saturday Aug. 2. A bountiful picnic lunch was served in the grove to which all did full justice, after which the President, Rev. George H. Kling of St. Johnsville, gave an address and at the business meeting which followed communications from absent members in the far West and vacationing abroad were read. A most interesting letter from Mrs. Mary Kling Abbott of West field, Wis., describing early recollections of life in her home near the old Slate Hill Cemetery, Schoharie County, brought about much comment. Many new names were noted on the register this year.
The newly elected officers are: Rev. George H. Kling, St. Johnsville, President and general Historian; Rev. C. V. Kling, Troy, Vice President; Bertha Kling Lane, Menands, secretary and Treasurer.
Those present were: Rev. and Mrs. C. V. Kling, Troy; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bellinger, Mrs. Nancy K. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Empie, Miss Katherine White, Albany; Mrs. Anna K. Baldwin, Breakabeen; Mrs. Ellen Kling, Mr. C. B. Kling, West Sand Lake; Mrs. Laverne Hotaling, Laverne Jr., Kenneth and Bernard Hotaling, Warnerville; Eva J. Sommers, Rev. George H. Kling, St. Johnsville; Mrs. Christie Hilts, Madison Hilts, West Fulton; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Van Wie, Ruth Ellen Van Wie, Clarksville; Mr. and Mrs. William N. Kling, Miss Katherine Kling, Amsterdam; J. M. Hotaling and son Louis, Billy T. Townsend, Schenectady; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kling, Gladys and Avis Kling, Alfred Collins, Central Bridge; Mr. AND Mrs. Thomas Bush, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Joslyn, Frances and Seward Joslyn, Middleburgh; Mrs. Jennie Tyler, Howes Cave; Mrs. Cora L. Sommers, Beulah Sommers, Mrs. Reed R. Flint, Fort Plain; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Empie, Mrs. Rose Keyser, Dorloo; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Fake, Margaret Jane Fake, Mr. and Mrs. H. Lansing Kling, Mrs. Effie E. Van Deusen, Cobleskill; Mr. and Mrs. William Kling, Del Ray Beach, Fla.; Mr. and Mrs. Mark Kling, Mr. Lloyd Kling, Sharon Springs; Mr. Arthur Miller, Ames; Mrs. Flora K. Spencer, Miss Grace Spencer, Utica; Mrs. W. H. Alexander, Miss Margaret Alexander, Tarrytown; Mrs. F. D. Smith, Binghamton, Mrs. George N. Pindar, Mrs. Kenneth L. Johnston, Seward; Mr. and Mrs. C. Fletcher Warner, Oneonta; Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Lane, Menands.
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September 1930 - West Richmondville
About forty gathered at the Whitbeck and Palmer home Saturday Aug. 30. Those present: Mr. and Mrs. James Taylor of Franklinton; Mr. and Mrs. Milan Rivenburg and son Charles, Mr. and Mrs. John Nickerson and daughter Esther, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Hale, Mr. F. E. hale, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Rivenburg and children, all of Prteston Hollow; the misses Alice Kelsey and Gladys Schermerhorn of Gilboa; Mrs. Emma Richmond, Mr. and Mrs. Shirley Richmond and daughters Glenda and Lorna, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Richmond and daughter Minerva, all of Conesville; Mr. A. D. Whitbeck, Mrs. Cecelia Palmer, Adelbert Palmer, Jennie, Ida Belle, Gilbert and Doris Palmer, the Misses Eleanor and Betty Savory of West Richmondville. Lunch was served on the lawn. Ice cream, candy and cigars were passed.
The many friends of Mr. Ezra Willison gave him a surprise at the Whitbeck-Palmer home Wednesday evening it being his eightieth birthday. Sandwiches and cake were served. Visiting and singing was a part of the evening's program. After wishing Mr. Willison many more birthdays the guests departed for their homes.
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Sept. 11, 1930 - Ellis Reunion
The fourth annual Ellis reunion was held on Labor day at La Salle Park, Schoharie. The weather was fine and a good time was had by all. Horseshoe pitching was the order of the day. There were two deaths since the last meeting, Nina Bellinger and Jared Spencer Ellis. Officers elected for the ensuing year were as follows: Richard Ellis, President; C. D. Ellis, Secretary and Treasurer; John Spencer, Historian. The following attended: Grove Ellis, Nora Ellis, L. M. Ellis, Loa Ellis. Earl Ellis, Margretha Ellis, Catharine Ellis, C. D. Ellis, Madeline Ellis, Doris Ellis, Omer Ellis, Emma Ellis, Edna Johnson, Clarence Johnson, Mrs. Johnson, Georgiana Holliday, Ernest Holliday, Mary Holliday, Omer Holliday, Vernon Holliday, Mina Holliday, Newton Burton, Mabel Burton, Nora Welch, Otto Welch, Frances Kulch, Borst Kulch Edna Edwards, William Edwards, Shirley Edwards, Ida Burton, Ernest Burton, Scott Ellis, Emeline Rinehart, Robert Mitchell, Bessie Mitchell, Floyd Ellis, Jennie Ellis, Marvin Ellis, Richard Ellis, Pearl Ellis, Eva Ellis, Sydney Ellis, Eva Bouck, Catherine Traver, Frances Traver, Nettie Traver, Harry Stevens, Leta Stevens, Robert Stevens, Charles Stevens, William Gates, Kate Gates, Amos Flint, Lydia Nickerson, Ford Nickerson, John Spencer, Lillian Spencer, Beatrice Spencer.
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Sept. 11, 1930 - Couple Surprised On Wedding Anniversary
The home of Mr. and Mrs. John Wood of this village, was the scene of a pleasant surprise last Thursday evening, when twenty-two relatives assembled in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Wood's thirty-third wedding anniversary. The evening was spent in visiting and games after which delicious refreshments were served. Mr. and Mrs. Wood were presented with a bridge lamp and four beautiful bouquets. At a late hour the self-invited guests departed wishing Mr. and Mrs. Wood many more happy years of wedded life.
Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Clark, Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Wyckoff and Mrs. Ellen Wyckoff, of Schenevus; Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Clapper and children Geraldine and Franklin Jr., Mrs. Harriet Clapper, Philip Clapper aznd daughter Patricia and Miss Gladys Murphy, of Mackey; Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Wood and children Virginia and Orville, Charles West, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Stevenson, Mr. and Mrs. James Youmans, Mr. and Mrs. John Wood and Robert Wood, of Middleburgh.
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Sept. 11, 1930 - Scutt Reunion (The Middleburgh News)
A late summer's day with just a bit of the tang of autumn in the air, with enough clouds in the sky to appreciate the sunshine, such was the day of Sept. 6, when the Scutt relatives, with a few invited guests, assembled at the spacious and well kept home of Mr. and Mrs. Amos Scutt in Middleburgh. The hours were spent in visiting and games, renewing old friendships, and becoming acquainted with new relatives thus binding the family ties in closer bonds of friendship and esteem. As the time for refreshments arrived the company was invited to the large dining hall where all were seated at one time. A delicious chicken dinner was served. Mr. Amos Scutt spoke a few words of welcome, alluding to the going west of some of the older relatives about fifty years ago and now residing in Iowa and California. He also mentioned and showed a 25-cent piece given him at that time by one of those going west as a keepsake(not many keep a piece of money for fifty years). Rev. F. J. Ball responded in a few fitting words in behalf of the company. He spoke to the children as well as the older ones and told of a man who stuttered. The writer wonders if some of the youngsters will try to imitate the stutter as well as the whistle? At this time very interesting letters were read from the absent ones, one coming by air mail and also sent diagrams of family trees of their respective families. They were from Artelia Scutt and George Butler of Iowa, C. A. Scutt of Latons, Cal., George E. Scutt of Visaila, Cal. Mrs. Omeda E. Scutt Wiggins Murray of 1224 Whitmore Street, hanford, Cal., wrote asking if she might receive a card from every one present and she would reply to all. After the dinner a short prayer by rev. Ball and the company went back to the lawn where the waiting photographer caught their smiling faces. One interesting feature was a birthday cake with seventy-five candles, it being George Scutt's of Franklinton, birthday. The next reunion will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Sweet, Earlton, N. Y. As the rays of the late afternoon sun shown on the slowly departing guests, a kindly benediction seemed to rest on them emanating from the loving hearts of a Christian home. It is almost needless to mention the warm welcome extended by Mr. and Mrs. Scutt as all those who know them are well aware of their rare ability to make one feel at home. The following were present: Mr. and Mrs. Amod Scutt, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie R. Scutt, Mr. and Mrs. Orman F. Campbell, Rev. and Mrs. Frederick J. Ball, Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Billings, Mrs. Leonard Scutt, Mr. and Mrs. J. Travis, Mr. and Mrs. Lawyer J. King, Mrs. Clinton King and daughter Dorcas, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Potter, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Scutt, Claude Scutt, Mr. and Mrs. Caryl DeGroff and son Kenneth, Velmore H. Scutt; Mr. and Mrs. George H. Graham and son Floyd of Providence, R. I.; James M. Spencer, Merritt Spencer, Mr. and Mrs. Omer R. Scutt, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Armlin, Catherine Armlin, Nelson Armlin, Mr. and Mrs. Alton S. Potter and daughter Helen, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Stevens, Jennie Hess, Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Scutt, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Huse and son, George Orrin Huse, Hattie Scutt, Theodore Harff, Mae Murray, Mr. and Mrs. John E. Brainard, Sidney Brainard, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Lamont, William C. Lamont, William Lamont, Lawrence Lamont, Hattie Campbell, Gladys Campbell, Judson Starr, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Starr and son Robert, Mr. and Mrs. Myron Starr, Mr. and Mrs. Myron Scutt, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Gifford, Damarius Spencer, Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Cole, Burton Scutt, Herbert Scutt, Evelyn Scutt, Alton Scutt, Marian Scutt, Pearl Balash, Andrew Balash, Arnold Balash, Mr. and Mrs. Clark Wood, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Cleveland, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Scutt, George W. Scutt, Marguerite Sweet, Glenroy Sweet, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Sweet, Burton Tiffany, Charles Potesalski, O. C. Couchman, Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Couchman, Mrs. William Lamont.
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Sept. 14, 1930 - Church Observes Old Home Sunday at Huntersland - Large Number Attend Interesting Services
Sunday" was observed in the Huntersland Christian Church Sept. 14. For
several years this church has given one Sunday for a meeting of old and new
friends and members of the church.
Although the weather was rainy a goodly number gathered at 10:30 in the morning to listen to a sermon by Rev. C. W. Cook of Columbus, N. Y., who was pastor of the church from 1914 to 1919. The subject of his sermon was "Letting Things Alone," based on the scripture verse "How can we escape if we neglect so great a salvation." A short Sunday School session followed the morning service, and at 12:30 those present gathered in the church dining room where dinner was served.
The first speaker of the afternoon was Rev. Olney E. Cook, pastor of St. Mark's Lutheran Church of Middleburgh. Huntersland was the birthplace of Rev. Cook and his early boyhood was spent near this church. His theme was "The Mission of the Church." Rev. William Buitendorp brought greetings from the Middleburgh Reformed Church.
Adding much to the afternoon service was the special music given by the visitors from East Cobleskill, a solo by rev. F. J. Ball of the M. E. Church of Middleburgh, and a poem by Mrs. Catherine Decker of Middleburgh, who is eighty-six years old, and one of the oldest members of the church.
The last speaker of the day was Rev. Noah C. Gause, Acting Superintendent of the Capital District of the Anti-Saloon League of New York. In a most pleasing and forceful manner he spoke on the subject "Is Prohibition Succeeding?" From a wide experience and a close touch with temperance work he was well informed to speak on the subject and he said that it is meeting with a marked degree of success.
Visitors were present from Middleburgh, Berne, East Cobleskill, Schenectady, Watervliet and Ravena.
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Sept. 18, 1930 - Former Editor on Albany City Hospital
Wellington E. Bassler, former Editor of The News, and President
of the Empire Co-operative Insurance Company of Middleburgh, was taken to the
Albany City Hospital last Wednesday and on Thursday was operated on. At the
present time he is resting comfortable and a speedy recovery is hoped for by his
many friends in Middleburgh and throughout Schoharie County, where he is well
known. His wife is with him.
The Editor received a letter from Mr. Bassler Tuesday, in which was enclosed the following card of thanks:
"So many cards and letters and calls have been ours to receive during the past week at the Albany hospital I cannot refrain from expressing my appreciation in this public way. I appreciate the expressions of love and sympathy to the full. i have had one operation and another is to follow. I am trusting both will prove successful. With best wishes to all. - Wellington E. Bassler."
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Oct. 2, 1930 - RESOLUTIONS
of the First National Bank of Middleburgh upon the death of Wellington E. Bassler.
WHEREAS, Death has invaded the Board of Directors of the First National Bank of Middleburgh and removed our faithful, able and beloved associate. Wellington E. Bassler, therefore be it.
RESOLVED, That in death we have lost one who since his election as Director over thirty-eight years ago, has ever been faithful to his trust in the safe and sound conduct of this institution to which he was deeply devoted. He has greatly contributed to its progress and growth in meeting the needs of the citizens of his town and our neighboring communities. His exemplary character and conscientious devotion to duty united with the sound judgment of an eminently successful business man, made him a valuable and esteemed associate whose loss we keenly mourn. His kindly disposition and tender regard for his associates made labor and companionship with him a delight. His memory will be cherished by all of his surviving Directors as long as life shall last.
RESOLVED, That we tender to his bereaved widow and his relatives tenderest sympathy in the loss they have sustained.
RESOLVED, That the banking house be draped in mourning for the space of thirty days in testimony of our sorrow, that these resolutions be spread upon the records of the bank, published in the newspapers of this village and that a copy thereof be transmitted to the widow of our deceased associate in token of our respect and sympathy.
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Oct. 4, 1930 - Marion Lawyer Becomes Bride of Rev. Skinner - Gloversville Girl Weds Richmondville Pastor
The Hartwick Seminary Lutheran Church
was the scene of a pretty wedding Saturday morning, when Miss Marion Katherine
Lawyer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. Lawyer of Gloversville, formerly of
Fultonham, became the bride of the Rev. Morris C. Skinner of Richmondville, a
former Middleburgh boy.
The ceremony was performed by Dr. Frank Wolford, dean of Hartwick Theological Seminary in New York City, in the presence of the rev. Dr. R. C. Deitz of Johnstown (both former pastors of the Middleburgh Lutheran Church) and the Rev. O. E. Cook of this village. The ceremony was witnessed by near relatives and friends.
While the guests were arriving Miss Esther Wolford played "O Promise Me." As the bridal party wended its way to the altar, she played the prelude to the wedding march from Lohengrin. During the ceremony, she played "Venetian Love Song" by Nevin, and the recessional was Mendelssohn's "Wedding March."
The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Jessica A. Lawyer of Gloversville. The best man was Ralph E. Reynolds of the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia, formerly of Gloversville. The bride's gift to her attendant was an amethyst necklace; the bridegroom presented his best man with a belt and engraved silver buckle.
The bride was attractively gowned in a brown satin crepe dress with hat to match. The maid of honor wore a blue embroidered crepe dress with hat to match.
Following the ceremony the Rev. and Mrs. Skinner left by auto for a trip through the Catskills. Sunday he exchanged pulpits with the pastor of the Lutheran Church at Valatia, Rev. Herman Brille, a close friend, who announced the news to his congregation Sunday morning. Upon their return they will reside at Richmondville.
The bride is a graduate of Gloversville High School, Class of 1928. She was a member of Iota Chapter of Delta Gamma delta. She attended Cornell University, where she was a member of Theta Alpha Chapter of Chi Omega Sorority. At Cornell, she was an honor student and active in athletics, in the business office of the school newspaper and was Secretary of the council of the Lutheran Church.
The bridegroom is a graduate of Hartwick Academy, Class of 1923, where he later was a professor of Greek. He received the degree of Bachelor of Arts at Wittenberg College, Springfield, Ohio, in 1927. At Wittenberg, he was a member of Alpha Theta Fraternity, was an honor student and prominent in debating and church activities. he is also a graduate of Hartwick Theological Seminary where he received the degree of Bachelor of Divinity. At present he is pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Richmondville.
Both young people are well known in this village and held in high esteem by their many friends. The News extends congratulations. Those from Middleburgh attending the wedding were: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lawyer, Mr. and Mrs. Austin Chichester, Rev. and Mrs. O. E. Cook, Marion Vroman and John Best.
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Oct. 30, 1930 - Middleburgh Should Support Him for Judge (The Middleburgh News)
Judge F. Walter Bliss
On Tuesday next, two vacancies in the office of Justice of the Supreme Court
will be filled by the voters of this judicial district. There are two vacancies,
each for the full term of fourteen years. There are four candidates, two
Republicans and two democrats. Each voter may vote for any two of these four
One of these candidates is Hon. F. Walter Bliss who is now serving satisfactorily on the bench, having been appointed by Governor Roosevelt to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Justice Charles E. Nichols. Judge Bliss is the only Schoharie County candidate.
In 1916 an additional Justice of the Supreme Court was provided for by law with the understanding that it belonged to Schoharie County which then had no resident Judge. Judge Nichols was the only Schoharie County candidate at that time and he was elected by an overwhelming majority, receiving a large vote from both parties in Schoharie County, which was then Democratic. We are proud of the fact that this county for the past fourteen years has had a resident Supreme Court Justice. It is now up to the voters of Schoharie County to decide whether they are going to let the larger counties take this office away from them. Schoharie County needs a resident Supreme Court Justice. It saves a great deal of time and money for litigants and others who have legal business to transact. It brings a large amount of business into Schoharie County. We don't want to see the Supreme Court Chambers in this county closed up.
Sullivan, another small county in this district lost its resident Supreme Court Justice and it was seventy-five years before it got one back. Greene, another small county in this district lost its resident Supreme Court Justice many years ago and it has thus far been unable to get this office back. If Judge Bliss is not elected it will be many long years before Schoharie County gets the office back.
Every voter may vote for Judge Bliss and also for any one of the other three candidates. The News urges every voter in this county, regardless of political affiliations, to vote for Judge Bliss.
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Nov. 6, 1930 - Elected to Supreme Court Bench Tuesday
F. Walter Bliss of Middleburgh, Democratic candidate for Justice of the Supreme Court of the Third Judicial District was elected Tuesday by a 19,000 majority and carried Schoharie County by 1,136. This is a wonderful tribute to the young man and an honor to our village to have the Judge's chambers brought here. About 2 o'clock Wednesday morning Judge Bliss received a personal telephone call from Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt congratulating him upon his election.
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November 13, 1930 - Legal Notices (The Middleburgh News)
The People Of the State Of New York By The Grace Of God Free And Independent
Elisabeth C. Bassler, 127 Catherine St., Ithaca, N. Y.
Ella G. Hyde, Middleburgh, N. Y.
Wellington E. van Wormer, No. 2-G Kew Leferts Apartment, Leferts Boulevard,
Kew Gardens, New York
David L. Van Wormer, John Van Wormer, Gordon S. Van Wormer, Harry B. Van
Wormer, Bessie C. Borst, Mary H. West, the last six residing at Middleburgh, N. Y.
Ford Crissey, Ithaca, N. Y., Charles Crissey, Ithaca, N. Y., John Crissey,
Ithaca, N. Y., Jennie E. Boyce, 127 Catherine St., Ithaca, N. Y.
Fred Crissey, Trumansburgh, N. Y.
Ida M. Hoyt, Alice Mitchell, Isabel Mitchell, the last three residing at Albany, N. Y.
"The Middleburgh Cemetery," named in Will as "Middleburgh Cemetery Association," Middleburgh, N. Y.
"The Minister, Elders and Deacons of the Reformed Protestant Low Dutch Church
of Middleburgh in the County of Schoharie and State of New York," commonly
known as "The Reformed Dutch Church of Middleburgh, N. Y."
"The Second Christian Church in Berne" at Huntersland, Town of Berne, Albany County, N. Y.
"The First Christian Church in the Town of Berne" at Reidsville, Albany Co., N. Y.
"Palmer Institute-Starkey Seminary" at Lakemont, Yates Co., N. Y.
"The Defiance College," Defiance, Defiance Co., Ohio.
"The Christian Biblical Institute," Defiance, Defiance Co., Ohio
"The Franklinton Christian College," Franklinton, Franklin Co., North Carolina.
"The Aged Christian Ministers Home Association," commonly known as the "Aged
Ministers Home located at Lakemont, N. Y.," Lakemont, N. Y.
"The Christian Publishing Association," Dayton, Montgomery Co., Ohio.
Wellington R. MacBain, 1001 Bryn Mawr Drive, Dayton, Ohio.
"The General Convention of the Christian Church," Dayton, Montgomery Co., Ohio.
"The American Christian Convention of the Christian Church," Dayton, Montgomery Co., Ohio.
"The Mission Board of the Christian Church," Dayton, Montgomery Co., Ohio.
"The Board of Domestic Missions" under the supervision of the American
Christian Convention or the General Convention of the Christian Church, Dayton, Montgomery Co., Ohio.
"The Board of Foreign Missions" under the supervision of the American Christian Convention or the General Convention
of the Christian Church, Dayton, Montgomery Co., Ohio.
The widow, and all distributees of and all legatees, and persons interested under and by the last Will and Testament of Wellington E. Bassler, late of the Town of Middleburgh, County of Schoharie, deceased, SEND GREETING:
Whereas, George B. Wheeler who resides at the Town of Middleburgh in the County of Schoharie, in the State of New York has made written application to the Surrogate's Court of the County of Schoharie to have certain instruments in writing, namely a writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of said deceased, bearing date August 30th, 1926, and a writing purporting to be a Codicil thereto, bearing date September 19th, 1930, relating to real and personal property, duly proved as the last Will and Testament and Codicil of Wellington E. Bassler, deceased, who was at the time of his death a resident of the Town of Middleburgh in the County of Schoharie, and State of New York:
NOW THEREFORE, you and each of you are hereby cited to show cause before the Surrogate's Court of the County of Schoharie, at the Surrogate's Office in the Village of Middleburgh, in said County of Schoharie, on the 8th day of December, 1930, at one o'clock in the afternoon of that day, why the said instruments offered herein for probate should be admitted to probate as the last Will and Testament and Codicil thereto of said deceased, valid to pass real and personal property
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We have caused the Seal of the Surrogate's Court of said County of Schoharie to be hereunto affixed.
WITNESS, WM, H, GOLDING, L.S. Surrogate of said County of Schoharie, at the Village of Cobleskill, N. Y., this 1st day of November, 1930.
WM. H. GOLDING,
Attorney for Petitioner,
Office and Post Office Address
Middleburgh, New York.
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December 4, 1930 - In Memoriam
Once again we have been called upon to bid farewell to a dear sister, who for years has been steadily building and mounting the ladder to heaven. Now her earthly tasks are finished and she reached the heits and stepped into the Great Beyond.
WHEREAS, The God of us all has deemed it wise to thus remove from the church our beloved sister Mrs. Masrgaret Burgett. Therefore be it
RESOLVED, That we, the members of the Ladies' Aid Society, acknowledge a greatloss and extend to the remaining family our sincere sympathy. Also be it
RESOLVED, That this memoriam be filed among our records and published in our local papers.
- Officers, Fultonham Ladies' Aid.
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December 15, 1930 - Franklinton
Franklinton, Dec. 15. - Mrs. Homer Garhart of Delmar, was called home on account of the illness of her mother, Mrs. Carrie Spencer, who is a little better at this writing.
Mrs. James Taylor and Mrs G. F. Edwards had dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Addison Hallenbeck on Wednesday. They also called on Mrs. Mamie Miller the same day.
At the meeting of the Grange held for the election of officers for 1931, William Armlin was again elected as Master. Other officers were named as follows: Overseer, Howard Wood; Lecturer, Mrs. Ina Wood; Steward, Leonard Wood; Assistant Steward, Dewitt Earls; Chaplain, Mrs. Vene Sornberger; Secretary, Mrs. Velma Wood; gatekeeper, Olaf K. Lassen; Ceres, Mrs. Lena Foland; Pomona, Mrs. Elma Wood; Flora, Mrs. Dora Coons; Lady Assistant Steward, Mrs. Josie F. Hallenbeck; Trustee, Elmer R. Wood; Organist, Mrs. Anna Huse; Purchasing Agent, Vene Sornberger. After which other business was transacted and refreshments were served by the ladies.
Mrs. H. Garhart was a pleasant caller for Mrs. Luke Russell on Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Velmore Hoteling and son Victor spent Sunday with her sister Mrs. Charles Plank and family of Canajoharie. Mr. Hoteling returned Sunday night, while his wife and son remained to spend a week there.
A domino party was held Thursday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Armlin. Those present were: George Earls and son Ray, Mrs. Parks, Miss Sarah Gibbons, Nelson Armlin Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Armlin and family and Frank Stannard.
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Armlin were recent guests at Mr. and Mrs. Gideon Van Wormer's.
A very pleasant time was had at the Farm Bureau meeting held in the hall on Wednesday. A nice dinner was served. A talk by Mr. King to the men was well rendered, while Miss Jennie C. Jones spoke on the business of living to the women as well as the men, was greatly enjoyed and last but not least a short talk to all by our Manager, Mr. Pollard. Mrs. Howard Wood acted as Chairman in the place of Mrs. Elmer Wood who we are very sorry to say could not be present on account of a death in family.
Invited dinner guests for William Armlin and family on Sunday were as follows: Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Wood, Orville and Virginia Wood, Mr. and Mrs. Wood Hallenbeck and daughters Hene and Golden, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Wood and daughters, Marion and Alice, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Armlin and daughter Emma and Miss Dorothy Hoffman. In all twenty-three sat down to a table groaning with eats. Callers at the same place were Mr. Berl Coons and sons Harold and Freddy.
An oyster supper will be held in the Grange Hall Dec. 31. Those who do not care for oysters will have something as good, so everybody come and help make it a still better time than we had at our chicken supper. Remember the date and place.
Mrs. May Foland is visiting her daughter Mrs. Bert Sornberger for the past week.
Harold Cain and family spent the week end with Martin Foland and family of Schenectady.
Virgil Campbell and wife and Asa Dutton spent Sunday with Vene Sornberger and wife.
Charles Foland and family spent Sunday with Mayham Miller and wife.
We are sorry to hear Mrs. Elmer Wood is on the sick list.
It is reported that dogs have been in the flocks of sheep in this town and killed eleven belonging to Charles Foland. The flocks of William Armlin, Leonard Wood, Abe Walker, Harold Cain and George Jackson have also been visited by dogs.
Lyman Roney (March 2008)
Most interesting to read. Names of people I haven't heard in years. For example" Sam Bliss. He was a brother to Judge F. Walter Bliss. The Family owned a combination Grocery Store and feed store on Railroad Ave. Sam and others used to work in the store and we bought candy there when we were kids. Family lived in an apartment on the second floor. A 'penny candy' was a treat! My grand father, Floyd had his blacksmith shop just up the street. 'Doc' Shoemaker had the dairy business across the street from Bliss Store. Neil Van Voris also had a blacksmith Shop on R.R. Ave. and the Mattice Theater was located on that Street. I could go on and on.........................
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