submissions by Doug Boyer, Russ Tallman, Kathleen Thomas, and Patricia Wright
January 1931 - Livingstonville
Livingstonville, Jan. 19. - Friday evening, Jan. 16, the Ladies' Aid of Livingstonville and their families gathered at the home of Miss Clemmie Day for an oyster supper and party. A very excellent supper was served and an enjoyable time had by all. Those attending were: Mr. and Mrs. Harold Cain, Alvin Cain, Charles, Mildred and Donald Cain, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Scoville, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Scoville, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Winans, Cecil Winans, Norma Winans, Mr. and Mrs. Adelbert Dutton, James, Edna, Esther, Grace, Doris and Edith Dutton, Mrs. Betsey Cooke. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Cooke, Ralph Cooke, Mr. and Mrs. Cleo Chichester, Kenneth and Francis Chichester, Mr. and Mrs. Harry McCarthy, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Scutt, Josephine Scutt, Miss Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Orman Campbell, Hattie and Gladys Campbell, Mrs. F. Wendling, Mr. and Mrs. Hobart Wilbur, Mr. and Mrs. Osee Thorington, Elizabeth, Kathryn and Harold Thorington, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Lloyd, Harold Lloyd, Lewis Lloyd, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Rivenburg, Carl and Pearl Rivenburg, Mrs. Justus Engle, Dorothy Engle, Ralph Engle, Mr. and Mrs. William Engle, mr. and Mrs. Russell Hallenbeck, Pauline, Isabel and Raymond Hallenbeck, Mr. and Mrs. Orlando Scoville, Raymond and Irene Scoville, Mr. and Mrs. Adelbert Watson, Mr. and Mrs. Deforest Rivenburg, Esther Rivenburg, Mrs. Emma Rivenburg, Dorothy Rivenburg, Oliver Earles, Mr. and Mrs. Lucius Hagadorn, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Benjamin, Mrs. Lillian Dennison, Mrs. Nellie Estes, Leroy Estes, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Losee, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Brooks, Glen Brooks, Mrs. Grace Demmins, Samuel Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Losee, Betty and Junior Losee, Mr. and Mrs. James Shepard, Mr. and Mrs. Clark Shepard, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cain and Miss Clemmie Day.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Losee gave a party to a few of their friends Tuesday evening, Jan. 13. Games were played and all enjoyed a pleasant evening. Harold Cain and Ralph Cooke proved to be the champion forty-two players. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Harold Cain, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Scoville, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cain, Mr. and Mrs. James Shepard, Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Losee, Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Benjamin, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Cooke, Mr. Alvin Cain, Mr. Losee, Mrs. Emma Rivenburg, Ralph Cooke, Charles, Mildred and Donald Cain, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Losee. Delightful refreshments were served by the hostess.
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March 1931 - Smith-Barber
A quiet wedding took place at the home of Mrs. Mina Barber, Fultonham, on Saturday, March 7, 1931, when her granddaughter, Miss Mildred E. Barber, was given in marriage by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Barber of Hobart, N. Y., to Mr. Leland Smith of Albany, a former resident of Vermont. The immediate relatives of both bride and groom were present to witness the ceremony so impressively rendered by both the Rev. F. J. Ball of Middleburgh and the Rev. Hagadorn of Albany. The bride wore a beautiful wedding gown of pink chiffon, accompanied by her sister, Elizabeth barber, who presented her with aq beautiful bouquet of white roses and lilies of the valley. The groom wore a plain brown suit. After the ceremony her grandmother caused to be served the usual appetizing dinner of which all ate bountifully. The happy couple were soon escorted to a suitable decorated car in which they made their departure amidst showers of rice and confetti.
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March 1931 - Master Farmers Of County Planning To Attend Dinner
A master farmer banquet and reception is sponsored each year by the American Agriculturist. this year it will be held on Wednesday, March 25th, at the General Electric plant in Schenectady.
About fifty New York State master farmers and their wives are invited to inspect the plant laboratories and shops after which a lecture will be heard and a banquet enjoyed. The guests will then go to Albany by bus and visit the legislature and in the evening a reception will be given at the Executive Mansion. M. S. Myers of Barnerville and Julius Gordon of Lawyersville are the two master farmers of Schoharie County and they expect to attend the meeting March 25.
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April 1931 - Two One-Act Plays, Supper at Franklinton
On April 10 the Franklinton Grange will present two one-act plays and other short entertainment at its hall. Preceding the play a supper will be served commencing at 7:30 o'clock.
Those taking a part in "Mr. Pendexter's Ashes," are: Mrs. Sylvenus Sornberger, Mrs. Burton Sornberger, Velmore Hoteling, Mrs. Wood Hallenbeck, Miss Ethel Sornberger, Burton Sornberger. And in "Our Hired Man," Isaac Armlin, Leonard Wood, Oluf K. Lassen and William Armlin Jr. these two plays were presented at Rock District and because of the many requests they are being repeated, along with some extra good entertainment. Everyone is invited to attend and help make the night a success. Proceeds will be used for the upkeep of the hall.
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May 21, 1931 - Olin Bouck Will Head Schools In Albany
District - native of Middleburgh Gets Important Post
Olin Bouck, Principal of Delmar Public School, last Wednesday was chosen as Superintendent of the First Supervisory Educational District at Albany County. The announcement of Mr. Bouck's selection was made by President Jack Weaver of the Board of Education of Delmar.
Mr. Bouck will assume his duties with the beginning of the fall term, succeeding Professor E. Edward Richmond of Ravena. The first district includes the towns of New Scotland, Bethlehem and Coeymans.
Professor Bouck, who is a native of Middleburgh where he was an instructor in the high school before assuming the Principalship of the Delmar school. He is a graduate of St. Lawrence University of Canton.
Mr. Bouck was a candidate for Superintendent of Schools of the Second District of Schoharie County at the recent election at, which time William F. Spencer of Schuylerville, was chosen.
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June 1931 - Hannis-Ellis
Miss Eva Bouck Ellis of Fultonham and Howard William Hannis of Richmondville were married at the Methodist parsonage here by the Rev. F. J. Ball, June 1. The couple will reside on their farm near Richmondville.
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August 1931 - Harrington-Hewlett
On Wednesday, August fifth at high noon Miss Elizabeth Arline Hewlett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. Irving Hewlett of Jefferson became the bride of Hollis E. Harrington, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Harrington of Middleburgh. The wedding ceremony was at the home of the bride's parents and was performed by the Rev. Edward C. Tamblyn, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church at Newbergh and a former pastor of the bride. The bride and groom stood under an arch of pink hollyhocks and ferns. Harold Hewlett, brother of the bride sang "O Promise Me", accompanied by Miss Mildred Germond of CharIotteville at the piano.
The flower girl, Betty Jean Lonczynski, who wore a long pink and blue changeable taffeta gown, strewed rose leaves in the path of the bride.
The attendants were Miss Aletha Moore of Binghamton and J. Lawrence White of Middleburgh. The bride was attired in white satin with Italian lace and seed pearls. Her veil of Tulle had a lace cap embroidered with pearls and was caught with orange blossoms. She carried a bouquet of white roses. The maid of honor wore an empire gown of blue mouselene de sois with a picture hat of pink lace and she carried pink roses.
The mother of the bride wore an egg shell lace gown and the mother of the groom wore a flowered crepe. After the wedding a reception was given to forty guests in the dining room of the Masonic Temple which was decorated with the colors blue and pink. The bride's table was centered with a wedding cake and a miniature bride and groom. The favors were small boxes of wedding cake.
Following the reception, Mr. and Mrs. Herrington departed amidst the congratulations of their many friends for a ten days motor trip which will include the southern states and Washington D. C. After September first they will be at home at 507 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar, N. Y.
Both the bride and the bridegroom will receive the best wishes of many friends and acquaintances in this vicinity since they are well known here. Mrs. Herrington is a graduate of the Jefferson High school, the Charles Wilson Memorial Hospital of Johnson City and the Children's Hospital of Pediatrics of Philadelphia, Pa. and has been Supervisor of Pediatrics at the Charles Wilson Memorial Hospital for the past two years.
Mr. Herrington is a graduate of the Middleburgh High school and is associated with the New York State National Bank at Albany.
The bride was the recipient of many gifts of gold, silver, glassware, pewter, electrical appliances and the like and was also the honor guest at several prenuptial affairs.
The bride's gift to the bridesmaid was a crystal necklace, to Miss Germond a lifagree bracelet to the little flower girl, a gold necklace, to the waitresses, white gold brooches and to the waiters, gold tie clasps. The gift of the bridegroom to the best man was a traveling set.
Those present from out of town included Mr. and Mrs. Howard Smith, Rufus Smith of Jeffersonville, Miss Louise Armstrong of Monticello, Miss Olga Southwick of Binghamton, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Harrington, Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Shelmandine, their daughter Barbara and their son Francis of Middleburgh and Vernon Cornelius of Albany.
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August 6, 1931 - Rev. Olney E. Cook - Failing Health
Causes Him to Resign Pastorate (Middleburgh Gazette)
| At the Sunday morning service of St. Mark's
Lutheran Church of Middleburgh, Rev. Olney E. Cook, pastor, tendered his
resignation to take effect Oct. 1, this year. Rev. Cook is also pastor of
the Fultonham Union Church. He stated that his health is failing and he
felt that the pastorate of two charges was too much.
Rev. Cook has accepted a church at Ellenville, Ulster County, near Kingston, and he believes the change of climate will be beneficial to his health.
In June of this year he was chosen Secretary-Treasurer of the Schoharie-Otsego Lutheran Minister's Association.
Middleburgh was Rev. Cook's first charge, becoming pastor in June, 1928. Since that time both he and Mrs. Cook have made many warm friends and have aided greatly in the advancement of the church. Their departure from Middleburgh is regretted but it is the hope of all that he will find what he seeks in Ellenville - health.
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August 6, 1931 - Campbell Family Holds Third Annual Reunion
The third annual reunion of the Campbell family was held with Mr. and Mrs. Elvin Campbell on Saturday, Aug. 1. The day was spent in visiting and renewing old friendships. As the time for refreshments arrived the company gathered on the front lawn where tables were set for a bountiful dinner so all could eat at once and where all did full justice. Pictures of the group were taken after dinner. It was voted to hold the next reunion on the second Saturday in August, 1932, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ormon F. Campbell near Hawverville. Since the last reunion Mrs. Carrie Campbell , only aunt left in the family passed away. She died Oct. 18, 1930.
Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Peter B. Shultes, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Steward, Mr. and Mrs. Orlo Stewart, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Shufelt, Mr. and Mrs. Elvin Campbell, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Watson, George Shufelt, Mr. and Mrs. Luther J. Wright and daughter Joyce Ann, Mrs. Julia Shufelt, Mr. and Mrs. Revillo Stewart, Avery T. Campbell, Mr. and Mrs. Clancy C. Brayman and son Gordon, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil R. Campbell, David C. Dibble, Frank Campbell, Mr. and Mrs. Walter T. Hotaling and son Stanley, Mr. and Mrs. Milfred J. Cass, Mrs. Laura Campbell Rea and daughters Eva and Carolyn, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Day and daughter Grace, Mr. and Mrs. Burton Nasholts and daughter Myrtle, Mrs. Channing Brayman, Mr. and Mrs. Virtil E. Campbell and children Bennett and Leta, Mr. and Mrs. Orman F. Campbell and daughters Hattie and Gladys, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Dearstine and daughter Mae, Mr. and Mrs. Sheridan Shultes and son, Miss Helen Messer, Miss Frances Becker.
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December 10, 1931 - Beggs Chosen Master of County Grange - Jefferson Man Named Master and Mann as Overseer
At the regular December meeting of the Schoharie County Pomona Grange held at
Fultonham, December 5th, John W. Beggs of Jefferson was chosen Master. W. H. Mann of Breakabeen was named Overseer, Mrs. E. G.
Danforth of Jefferson, Lecturer and Chester Hotaling of Fultonham, Secretary. The corps of
Officers were installed by Ray F. Pollard assisted by P. J. Colyer.
Delegates to the State Grange session to be held in Albany next February were the two following: M. K. Blenis of Breakabeen Grange, and Mrs. Cecil Guernsey of Cobleskill Grange.
P. J. Colyer of Argusville was once more recommended to the State Master for appointment to the office of County Deputy.
The next meeting of the Schoharie County Pomona Grange will be held in Cobelskill the first Saturday of March, 1932.
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January 1932 - Marriages - Briggs-Coons
Saturday morning at nine o'clock January 30th, 1932 was the wedding of Clayton H. Briggs and Miss Josephine Coons. These young people live in the town of Fulton not far from Middleburg. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Briggs. His mother's maiden name was Lydia Holliday. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Coons.
They were married by Rev. Grant L. Bice at his home in Cobleskill. They were unattended. The groom is a farmer and his bride is a public school teacher. They left by auto for a wedding trip to Connecticut. Their many relatives and friends extend best wishes.
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January 5, 1932 - Schoharie Hill
Schoharie Hill, Jan. 4 - Mr. Delbert Bouck and mother called on Isaac Smith recently.
Gertrude Dittmar of Albany spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Dittmar.
Mr. and Mrs. George Miers and Miss Elizabeth Wagner called at the Bellinger home Friday evening.
Mrs. C. White of Albany called on her uncle, Isaac Smith one day last week.
Miss Elizabeth Wagner of Schoharie spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. George Miers and family.
Elijah Bellinger of Ecker Hollow is spending a few days at Cold Spring Farm.
Those having perfect attendance in school during the month of December were: Charlene E. Lee, William J. Tryon, Martha Shaver, Shirley Shaver, and Jack Schorling. Those on the honor roll for the past month were: Shirley Shaver, Charlene Lee. Bernice Hoyt and Martha Shaver.
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January 5, 1932 - Gallupville
Gallupville, Jan. 4 - Mrs. Alice Abbott has been spending some time with her daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Hilts.
Miss Helen Bellinger is spending some time in Albany.
Mr. and Mrs. Orlo M. Zimmer and Mr. and Mrs. Chester G. Zimmer spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Stahlman.
Word was received here Sunday that Mrs. Alpheus Zimmer had passed away at her home in Schenectady.
Mrs. Eva Bouck has returned to the home of Mrs. Emma Zimmer after about two weeks vacation.
Myron Hotaling is confined to his home by illness.
Mrs. Lena Maxwell of Schoharie Mrs. Bessie Harding of Gloversville, Oakley Becker, Osborne, Zimmer Miss Engle of Schenectady, Willard Westfall of Delanson and Mr. and Mis. Marcus Zimmer and family spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Madison Wolford.
Miss Marion Bogardus spent part of last week with her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Wolford.
Mrs. Marian Young and children of Schenectady spent the week end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Newton Allen.
Mrs. O. E. Williamson spent Saturday in Albany.
The little children of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Turner are confined to their home by illness.
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January 21, 1932 - First Baby Born in 1932
The first baby in Schoharie county to arrive in 1932 was the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Patrick of Richmondville who answers to the name of Marjorie Helen. This baby wins prizes of Cobleskill merchants offered for this occasion.
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June 16, 1932 - Livingstonville (The Middleburgh News)
Livingstonville, June 14.—On Thursday afternoon, June 9, the Ladies' Aid Society of Livingstonville, entertained the members of the Ladies' Aid Society of Franklinton at the M. E. Church in this village. After the business meeting was over, a short entertainment was given, followed by delicious refreshments. Those taking part in the entertainment were Harry McCarthy, who sang a solo; Mrs. Osee Thorington, who gave a reading entitled "The Sewing Circle;" Mrs. Herman Westerman, who sang a solo, and there was a comic sketch by Mrs. James Shepard and Mrs. Clayton Losee. The refreshment committee was Mrs. William Engle, Mrs. Justus Engle, Mrs. George B. Ray, Mrs. Orlando Scoville and Mrs. Nellie Estes, who took the place of Mrs. Lester Rivenburgh who was unable to serve owing to the sickness of her son Carl. Following are the members of the Franklinton Ladies' Aid who attended : Mrs. Anna Earles, Miss Marguerite Meiers, Mrs. Hans Meiers, Mrs. Killian Foland, Mrs. Charles Foland, Mrs. Omer Scutt, Mrs. Vernon Huse, Mrs. Michael Fellner, Mrs. Wesley Campbell, Mrs. Bert Sornberger, Mrs. Velmore Hoteling, Mrs. Vene Sornberger, Mrs. Ann Buggs, Mrs. Freeman. All spent a very enjoyable afternoon and we hope to meet together again.
Moving pictures will again be shown under the auspices of the Ladies' Aid Society in the M. E. Church on Friday evening, June 17, at 8 o'clock. A picture entitled "A Couple of Bachelors," will be shown. This picture comes from the American Farm Bureau Federation and the honors in the photoplay are carried off by a twelve-year-old boy, a member of the 4-H Jersey Calf Club who wins a trip to New York City, Washington, etc. The 4-H Club boys and girls are going to be particularly pleased to watch Eddie and his prize Jersey calf in various humorous as well as dramatic adventures. As on previous occasions, no admission will be charged but a collection will be taken.
Mr. and Mrs. William Engle were at Middleburgh Monday.
Oakley Stickles was at Catskill and Cairo from Saturday until Monday.
Dr. Philip Horsman and family were Sunday visitors at C. J. Cornelius'.
F. K. Engle of New Haven, Conn., is visiting his parents and brothers.
Mrs. L. D. Hess and Mrs. Claude Brooks have a few city boarders.
The Angevine brothers entertained relatives from Nutley, N. J., over the week end.
O. Scoville has a number of boarders.
Carl and Lawrence Engle were recent callers at Roy Engle's.
Mrs. Ferris Heed is visiting at her daughter's, Mrs. Lester Rivenburg.
Carl Rivenhurg has been quite sick but is much better at this writing.
Dorothy Engle is at Norton Hill for a week.
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July 1932 - Chase Reunion Held At Livingstonville -
Seventy-Three members of Family Present at Eighth Annual gathering
The members of the Chase family gathered at Livingstonville on July 4, for their eighth reunion. Officers for 1933 were chosen as follows: President, DeWitt Coager, Schenectady, Vice President, DeWitt Chase, Prattsville: Recording Secretary, Anna Chase Horstmyer, Scotia ; Corresponding Secretary, Edith Chase Dodge, Gloversville; Treasurer, Catherine Chase Negus, Scotia; Chaplain, Fred Coager, Prattsville; Historian, Hattie Chase Denny, East Worcester; Reunion Poettess, Amy Denny Pitt, East Worcester.
A business meeting was held following a sumptuous dinner served in the spacious halls of the old homestead with Mr. and Mrs. William J. Chase and family as the genial hosts and hostesses. Seventy-three were present, as follows:
From Schenectady — Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Chase, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Eldred, Willis F. Eldred, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Eldred, Mrs. Alice Russ, Miss Almira Russ, Andrew McLaud, Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Chase, Mr. Kiley, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Chase, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Flowers, DeWitt Coager, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Coager, Violet Coager, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Finn and three children.
Mr. arid Mrs. John Brumaghin, Hartford, Conn.; Mr. and Mrs. George Horstmyer, Misses Elsie and Georgiana Horstmyer, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Horstmyer, James Van Alystine, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Negus and two children ; Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt Rosecrans, Breakabeen; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Coager, David, Nellie, Lewis, Herbert and William Coager, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Truesdell and Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt Chase of Prattsville.
Mr. and Mrs. George Chase, New York City; Mrs. Guy Shaver, Miss Catherine Shaver, Oneonta; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Standhart, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Standhart and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Standhart, Miss Julia Chase and Marion Chase of Howes Cave; Mrs. Ivy P. Chase, Mayfield; Mr. and Mrs. Levi Brundage, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur C. Chase, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Fitzpatrick and Mrs. Edith C. Dodge, Gloversville.
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August 1932 - Rhinehart Reunion
A reunion of the Rhinehart family was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Nelson Aug. 28. Among these present were: Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Rhinehart, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Rhinehart, Mr. and Mrs. William Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. Addison Cole, Idabelle, Charles and Arthur Nelson, James Cole, Brainard Roger, David Rhinehart, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Dugal, Fultonham; Mr. and Mrs. Leon Parish, Miss Doris Parish, Albany; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Rhinehart, Louise, Bernice, Elwood and Ferris Rhinehart, Schenectady; Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Burhans, Miss Beatrice Burhans, West Haven, Conn., and an uncle of the Seymour Mattice family of Middleburgh. An enjoyable time was had by all.
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August 1932 - Party For Nelson Armlin
A party was given for Nelson Armlin at his home on Armlin Hill, Aug. 29, the occasion being in honor of his eightieth birthday. Those present were:
Frances Stannard, Alma Hoffman, Florence Spencer, Irena Hoteling, Dora Way, Ethel Miller, Edna Foland, Velmore Hoteling, Victor Hoteling, Elizabeth Hoteling, Lottie Thorington, Osee Thorington, Lula C. Nickel, Hattie Murray, Leonard Wood, Ina Wood, Virginia Wood, Orville Wood, Thomas Wood, Dorothy Meier, Mrs. H. Meier, Herman Meier, Eleanor Beckheest. Herman Meier 3rd,1 Maryellyn Anthony, Julia Lamont, Mackey Smith, Mrs. Leland Chichester, Clayton Briggs, Mrs. Clayton Briggs, Mr. and Mrs. Hobert Wilber, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Chichester, Mrs. Fred Brown, Marjorie Brown, Fred Brown, Gertie Anthony, Calvin Anthony, Leland Anthony, Shirley Foland, Mrs. Lena Bra zee, Walter Anthony, Lawrence Lamont, Peter Murray, William Lamont, Otis Stannard, Leland Chichester, Peter Stannard Jr., Robert Foland, Everett Smith, Legrand Edwards, M. K. Blenis, Florence Brazee, Myron Brazee, George Hoffman Jr., Walter Winsman, Frank Stanard, William H. Foland, Willard Foland, Victor Foland, Franklin Edwards, Henry Lamont, Howard Wood, Douglas Bulson, Dorothy Hoffman, Mabel Edwards, Edith Foland, Marjorie Hoffman, Mildred Bilyou, Margaret Searl, John Way, Frank Coons; Alice Lamont, Elmer Wood, Ida Coons, Emma Lamont, Mrs. Legrand Edwards, William A. Foland, Peter Standard Sr., George Hoffman Sr., Evelyn Searl, Bill Hoffiman, Evalena Savard, Frances Brazee, Bill Glaus, Mrs. Mackey Smith, Mrs. William Claus, Nelson Armlin Sr., Nelson Armlin Jr., Isaac Armlin, Mrs. Isaac Armlin, Emilia, James, Philip, Catherine, Floyd, Victort Kenneth and Marian Armlin, William Armlin Jr., Merrill Armlin, Eric Armlin, Quentin Armlin, Ulyses Armlin. Refreshments were served and dancing enjoyed.
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August 11, 1932 - Huntersland (The Middleburgh News)
Huntersland, Aug. 8. - - Miss Evelyn Coons spent the past week with friends at Glenmont and Ravena.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Ayers of Ithaca were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Bassler and family last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Adolphus Shufelt and daughter Emma of Rensselaer visited Miss Grace Rickard the past week.
Miss Dorothy Bassler returned home from the Albany hospital Tuesday.
Miss Marie Vincent spent the past week with her mother Mrs. Laura B. Shultes at West Mountain.
Mrs. Peter Bauer is visiting her sister Mrs. Augusta Aldrich and daughter Ella at Grand Gorge.
Miss Charline Kingsley returned on Thursday after spending some time at Broome Center and vicinity.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Toben of Troy, visited Mr. and Mrs. John Hall on Tuesday.
Emory Coons and mother are spending the summer at Catskill.
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Becker and children of Guilderland were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Carver Laraway and family.
Mr. and Mrs. E. Mattice and son of Guilderland visited Mr. and Mrs. John Rickard Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs Sidney Best of Seward, Leonard Hauptmann of Texas, Mrs. Stella Gunnon and two sons, Mrs. Huldah Capron of Albany, Miss Ora Wager and Gus Turkett were dinner guests of Mrs. Ella Post and Mrs. Mary Norton Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Moon of Knox were guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Hall Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Scislowsky entertained the young people on Sunday afternoon in honor of the birthday of their son Stanley. Delicious refreshments were served on the lawn. Among the older guests were the Rev. and Mrs. C. H. Hallenbeck of Ravena.
Miss Gertrude E. Robison of Guilderland was a week end guest of Mrs. Grace Kingsley.
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August 25, 1932 - News Of Family Reunions - Badgley
Family (The Middleburgh News)
Fifty-three Badgleys gathered at Lasell Park. Schoharie, Aug. 13, for their seventh annual reunion picnic. The first hour was devoted to welcoming the new members of the organization and greeting old friends.
About one o'clock the luncheon committee announced that lunch was ready and everyone enjoyed the tasty meal that they had prepared.
The President. Perry G. Badgley Sr., extended a hearty welcome to all who had assembled for the reunion and the Secretary read the regrets from those who were unable to be present.
Election of officers followed. Jerry B. Badgley of Albany, was unanimously elected President for 1933; Mary Hutt of Lawyersville, Vice President, and Helen L. Badgley of Albany, was again chosen as Secretary and Treasurer.
The members of the family presented a lovely basket of flowers to Mrs. John Hutt, who was the oldest member of the original Badgley family present. Mrs. Frank Badgley made the presentation speech. Also they sent a similar basket of flowers to Mrs. Stephen Badgley, another of the original family, who has been confined to her home and, for the first time, was forced to miss the reunion.
Among those present were: Mr. and Mrs. P. G. Badgley Sr., Mr. and Mrs. P. G. Badgley Jr., and two sons Kenneth and Edgar, Mr. and Mrs. Warren B. Badgley and daughter Ruey, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry B. Badgley, daughter Helen and son Jerry, Mrs. John Hutt, Miss Mary Hutt, Margaret, Emily, John and Elizabeth Hutt, Mr. and Mrs. John Campbell and daughter Mary Louise, Mr. and Mrs. Ward Briggs and daughter Rachel, Mr. and Mrs. Ford V. Snyder, Mrs. William Dumont Conklin and daughter Polly, William Badgley, Mrs. Frank Badgley, Cleo Badgley, A. B. Hanney, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fancher, Mr. and Mrs. DeForest Fancher, Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Wheeler and son Charles, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Fullton and two sons Bobby and Bruce, Mr. and Mrs. William Granby, Mrs. Orline West, Misses Ethel and Helen Mueser, Mr. and Mrs. George Badgley and daughter Dorothy and son George.
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August 25, 1932 - News Of Family Reunions - Mattice
Family (The Middleburgh News)
The eighth annual reunion of the Mattice family was held in Lasell Park Aug. 13. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Austin Mattice of Berne, Mrs,. Mary Mattice of Delmar, Mr. and Mrs. B. S. Van Deusen of Schenectady, Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Mattice and family of Richmondville. Mr. and Mrs. Earl S. Westfall and family of Schoharie, Abe Mattice of Breakabeen, Mitchell Tanner of Cobleskill, Miss Sarah Lawyer, Page Carter Mrs. Robert Borst. Mr. and Mrs. Cary Mattice, and Henry Edward Mattice of Schoharie. All present report a pleasant day. Next year the Mattice and Saddlemire families will hold their reunions together.
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August 25, 1932 - News Of Family Reunions - Tingue Family
(The Middleburgh News)
The seventh annual reunion of the Charles H. Tingue family was held Saturday, Aug. 13, at the home of Mrs. Anna M. Tingue at Breakabeen. During the noun hour a very tasteful luncheon was served on the lawn.
In the afternoon, after the election of officers, a rather interesting article of the family history was read by Charles V. Tingue from "The Argus," an Albany newspaper, dated Jan. 29, 1893, concerning some of the past generations of this family. It stated that the life of one of the ancestors, seven generations past, was marked with notable incidents connected with the history of Albany and Schoharie Counties.
This Tingue was the confidential secretary of Stephen Van Rensselaer, the patroon of Albany County, and it said that he was the first to teach an English school in the then Dutch settlement at Fort Orange. He was, also, engaged in various land speculations, the active agent of his employer, the patroon, and represented him on occasions when there was a call upon the settlers to unite in opposing the inroads of the savages. This same person was mentioned in connection with the introduction of the first plow in this country. The plow was cast at Albany and the Tingue of the patroon's household was the man who poured the metal.
Another more recent ancestor of the sixth generation past was said to have borne arms in the cause of the colonists against the mother country, and to have acquitted himself with honor.
The great great grandfather of the progenies now living, whose name was William Tingue spent his youth in the town of Knox.- Later he moved to the town of Middleburgh in this county, where he purchased a farm and roadhouse located three miles east of that village. This inn was noted as an old landmark. From that place he moved to what became the family homestead, one mile south of Warnerville.
Those present at the reunion were: Mr. and Mrs. William J. Tingue and son Harold of Vintonton, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Tingue of Richmondville, Mr. and Mrs. Leland Tingue of Mineral Springs. Mr. and Mrs. W. Harold Sitzer of Central Bridge, Mr. and Mrs. Woodford C. Tingue and daughter Barbara of Cooksburg, Mrs. Anna M. Tingue of Breakabeen, and Mr. and Mrs. W. Leslie Tingue and son Charles of Cobleskill.
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August 25, 1932 - News Of Family Reunions - Cole Family (The
The reunion of the Cole family was held in Lasell Park, Aug. 13, with between forty and fifty in attendance. The annual meeting was called, at which time the following officers were reelected: President, the Rev. Elwin Baker of Clemens-on-Lake Champlain; Secretary, Mrs. G. 0. Sands of Central Bridge; Historian, Mrs. Roscoe Guernsey of Leona, N. J.
Among those present were Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Guernsey and family of Leona, N. J.; ,Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Guernsey and family of East Cobleskill; Mrs. Iantha Guernsey of East Cobleskill; Mr. and Mrs. Grover Guernsey and two daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Brayman and daughter Leah of Middleburgh; Melvin Parsons of Roxbury; Miss Jennie Leonard of Prattsville; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Moister and family of Central Bridge; Miss Rosetta Becker of Middleburgh; Paul Guernsey and family of Glens Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Tobias Bouck of Middleburgh; Mrs. Minnie Guernsey of Northport; Chester Smalley of Middleburgh; Mr. and Mrs. Leander Cole of Stamford; Elmer Smith of East Cobleskill; Mrs. Carleton Shafer and daughters of East Cobleskill; the Rev. and Mrs. Sands and daughter and Nellie Aker of Central Bridge: Mr. and Mrs. Albertie Baker and Miss Gladys Baker of Schoharie.
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August 27, 1932 - One of 4 in State Schools with Equal
Record in Scholarship List
Arthur F. Weld of North Allen Street achieved better than 99 per cent in four years of high school Regents examination, the State Education Department revealed yesterday in publishing the list of scholarship winners. Young Weld is one of four New York State students to attain a rating of 99 per cent or better. He is first on the Albany County list of 15 to receive scholarships.
Nellie M. Gordon of Lawyersville, a graduate of the Cobleskill High School, had an average of 99.368 per cent, the highest in the state. Daniel C. Vandermeulen of Buffalo is next with 99.263 and the Albany boy is tied with Lloyd G. Mount of Central Square. Their rating was 99.052.
Holders of the awards are entitled to $100 annually for four years at any college in New York State recognized by the Regents.
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September 1932 - Keyser Reunion
September 5th at Lasell Park, Schoharie was held the reunion of the Keyser kin. At one o'clock, a bountiful picnic lunch was served to which one hundred did credit.
Immediately following a business meeting was held with Chairman John Hager of Fort Edward acting and election of officers resulting as follows: President, James Keyser, No. Blenheim; vice-president, Mrs. Ralph Keyser; secretary, Mrs. Harold Kniskern; treasurer, Miss Hilda Keyser; historian, Edward Keyser; committee on place and time of next reunion, Mrs. Bradley Wood, Mrs. Nelson Parslow and Mrs. John Wood.
Frank James of Hollywood, Cal., was present and addressed the gathering. Also Edward Keyser gave a splendid genealogy of the Keyser family. Mrs. Harold Kniskern sang "I Love a Little Cottage" in memory of her mother and Mrs. Agnes M. Hager of Port Edward, gave several readings among which was The Sinking of the Titantic, a poem Mrs. Hager herself has written.
A vote of thanks was tendered to Mrs. Bradley Wood, Mrs. James Keyser and Miss Hilda Keyser who so generously gave of their time and efforts to bring about this reunion. Each one departed with a deep sense of having spent a pleasant day in meeting old friends and greeting younger ones and next year we hope we can repeat this and that others will join us who were unable to meet this year.
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September 1932 - Couple Celebrate Golden Wedding - Mr.
And Mrs. L. D. Hess Of Livingstonville, Given Party On Anniversary
On Tuesday evening Sept. 27, Mr. and Mrs. Lavanne D. Hess celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary at their home in Livingstonville. The happy couple were married (Sept. 27, 1882, at Cannonsville in Delaware County, and for the past twenty-five years have made their home in Livingstonville. Mr. and Mrs. Hess were greatly honored in being able to have their two sons and three daughters and their families present for the celebration.
A full course turkey dinner was served at 7 o'clock when a toast was given by Edmund J. Dayton to the honored couple, that they may continue for many future years of happiness.
After dinner the fifty-year bride and groom were ushered into the ballroom, arm in arm, to the musical strains of "Here Comes the Bride." Here a pleasant surprise awaited them. They found the entire room decorated with golden streamers and bells, together with beautiful branches of autumn leaves. This was the work of Mr. and Mrs. Hess' summer boarders.
In the center of the room was a table upon which was found a shower of presents from the family and many friends. Among the gifts received were $15 in gold, $10 of which came from their son Glenn and $2.50 from Mr. and Mrs. Raymond MacAvoy and Mr. and Mrs. George S. Dayton. A delightful evening was spent in reminiscing over the punch bowl some of the happy incidents of the past fifty years.
The honored guests present were as follows: Mr. and Mrs. Lavanne D. Hess, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Brooks and two sons Kenneth land Glenn, Mr. and Mrs. William Engle, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Scutt and daughter Josephine, all of Livingstonville; Mr. and Mrs. William R. Hess of Pittsfleld, Mass.; Glenn Hess, of Chatham; Charles J. Keeler, of Gilboa, brother of Mrs. Hess; Mrs. McClelland Steadman of Cooksburg.
The remaining guests present were: Mr. and Mrs. George S. Dayton and son Edmund of Yonkers; Mrs. M. J. O'Donnall, son Edmund, and Miss Gertrude Finn, of Brooklyn; Mrs. Charles Junghahn of Glendale, L. I.; Mrs. Norman Van Tassell and Miss Dorothy Engle of Livingstonville.
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September 1932 - Observe 20th Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Mackey Smith observed their 20th wedding anniversary Saturday night, Sept. 3. There were about eighty invited guests. At 8 o'clock all marched into the dining room which was beautifully decorated and where a very delicious luncheon was served. Mrs. Henry Haskin played the march. Many beautiful and useful gifts were received. Cards and dancing were enjoyed later in the evening.
Those who attended were: Mr. and Mrs. Leland Saddlemyer of Albany, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Tibbets of Schenectady, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Haskin, Mrs. Bertie Mackey and Mrs. Roxy Snyder of Medusa, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Joy and Mrs. Corning Mackey of Norton Hill, Mr. and Mrs. George Pratt, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Campbell of Durham, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Smith, Mr. and Mrs. John Smith and son, Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Brandow and daughter Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Kenyon, Mrs. Grace Huggins, Mr. and Mrs. Alien Goff, E. V. Goff and son, Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Mackey and family of Oak Hill, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Parks, Mr. and Mrs. Ferris Parks, Mrs. Mary Wetmore of Cornwallisville, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Clark of Rensselaer, Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Watson, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Barber, Mr. and Mrs. Gideon Van Wormer, Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Van Wormer, Mr. and Mrs. Wellington Van Wormer, Mr. and Mrs. LeLand Chichester, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Van Wie and son, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Larkin, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Radick, Mr. and Mrs. John Wood, M. F. Hess, Mrs. Emma Hughes, Stella Vroman, Mr. and Mrs. James Snyder, Fred Van Aller and son, Frank Chichester and son, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Lamont.
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September 1932 - Livingstonville
Livingstonville, Sept. 12. - On Wednesday, Sept. 7, the Ladies' Aid Society of Livingstonville, were guests of the Franklinton Ladies' Aid at the home of Mrs. Vernon Huse, and all report a very enjoyable afternoon. A long table, seating fifty, was spread under the trees on the lawn, and was laden with all kinds of good things to eat. The following members from Livingstonville attended: Mrs Nellie Estes, Mrs. Luther King, Mrs Prank Benjamin, Mrs. Clayton Losee, Mrs, L. D. Hess, Mrs. Lucius Hagadorn, Mrs. Howard Rivenburgh, Mrs George B. Kay, Mrs. William Engle Mrs. James Shepard, Mrs. Herman Westerman, Mrs. Frank Scoville, Mrs Harold Cain, Mrs. Hobart Wilbur, Mrs. Osee Thorington, Mrs. L. Van Tassel, Mrs. Vernon Lloyd, Mrs. Orman Campbell, Mrs. Harry McCarthy, Mrs. Adelbert Dutton and Mrs. Austin Young. The Rev. Mr. Price and wife and Mrs. Elmer Wood of Middleburgh, were also guests.
A miscellaneous shower was given to Mrs. Bates Haskins and Mrs. Austin Young on Saturday, Sept. 10, by the members of the Ladies' Aid Society of Livingstonville, in the church in the village. If was the occasion of the regular meeting of the society of which Mrs. Young is a member, and Mrs. Bates Haskins was invited to attend as the guest of her mother, Mrs. Thorington, who is a member. After the business meeting, the girls were called to the door, and there in the vestibule was a wheelbarrow, beautifully decorated in blue and white crepe paper and full to overflowing with packages. Each girl took a handle and, to the tune of the wedding march and amid much laughter, pushed the wheelbarrow up the aisle of the church. Each bride was the recipient of about thirty gifts, and the well wishes of all the members of the society and their friends. Mrs. Clayton Losee decorated the wheelbarrow and had charge of the arrangements.
On Sunday, Sept. 18, the Ladies' Aid Society have arranged to hold a picnic at Warner Lake for the members of their families and their friends. Cars will leave Mrs. Adelbert Dutton's at 10 A. M. Bring a basket lunch.
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September 8, 1932 - Mattice Reunion
The sixth annual reunion of the descendants of Lawrence Mattice was held Saturday, Aug. 27, at Lasell Park with 100 in attendance. The morning hours were passed greeting old members and welcoming new. A delicious dinner was served by the committee in charge, after which the meeting was called to order by President Everett Mattice. Officers elected for next year were: President, Milan Mattice; Vice President, Mrs. Violetta Newton; Treasurer, Harry Wyckoff; Secretary, Mrs. Mary Van Wormer; Historian, Paul B. Mattice.
Refreshment Committee named for next year is composed of the following: Mrs. Gideon B. Van Wormer, Mrs. Leon Ellis, Mrs. Gideon case, Mrs. Harold Brand, Mrs. T. S. Watson and Mrs. John Woodside.
The Program Committee for next year is composed of the following: Mrs. F. Walter Bliss, Mrs. Helen Mattice, Mrs. Floyd C. Barber, Ford Mattice and Franklin P. Hamm.
The next meeting will be held at the same place on the fourth Saturday in August, 1933. The program was in charge of Chairman Franklin P. Hamm, and those taking part were: Paul B. Mattice, Miss Mary Mattice, Horace Tennant and Paul M. Mattice Jr. All were saddened by the death of two members since the last meeting, Mrs. Burton Mattice of Blenheim and Hobart Mattice of Oneonta.
Those present were: Paul B. Mattice, Paul M. Mattice Jr., of Ithaca; Franklin P. Hamm, Newark, N. J.; Joseph Kelly, Brooklyn; William D. Becker, Newton B. Franklin, Fleischmanns; Mr. and Mrs. Luther Zelle, Miss Ophelia Mattice, Oneonta; E. Milton Marmaduke, Newark, N. J.; Mrs. Lois Mattice, Miss Mary Mattice, Miss Dorothy Becker, Miss Betty Becker, Melvin Smith, Schenectady; Mrs. Mandane Zeh, Mrs. Robert Young, Miss Dorothy Young, Miss Rena Young, Horace Tennant, Schoharie; Mrs. Frank L. Zeh, Miss Mary Elizabeth Zeh, Cobleskill; Brainard W. Rhinehart, Fultonham; Mrs. Alice Z. Rosecrans, Mrs. Sidney Zeh, Miss Bertha E. Zeh, Gregory A. Zeh, Harold C. Huffler, Cecil Mattice, Miss Lena M. Mattice, Mrs. Mary Keyser, Mrs. John Woodside, Mr. and Mrs. See Becker, Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Chichester, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Becker, Breakabeen; Burton G. Mattice, Everett Mattice, Harold Chase, Mrs. Laura Mattice, Milan Mattice, Luther Mattice, Miss Helen Mattice, Mrs. Edna M. Shaffer, Gladsby Shaffer, Robert Shaffer, Blenheim; Mrs. Kate M. Wyckoff, Harry Wyckoff, Harry Wyckoff Jr., Miss Mildred Wyckoff, Miss Rosemary Wyckoff, Peter A. Mattice, Mrs. Violetta G. Newton, Miss Violetta Ann Newton, Gordon Newton, Mr. and Mrs. Gideon Case, Mrs. Harold Brand, Miss Hilda Brand, Gilboa; Mr. and Mrs. Ford Mattice, Ford Mattice Jr., Jay Mattice, Mr. and Mrs. Richard G. Mattice, Cathryn Mattice, William J. Mattice, Mr. and Mrs. Jay Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Gideon B. Van Wormer, Miss Mildred J. Van Wormer, Guinea; Mrs. William Gates, Earl W. Ellis, Keyserkill; Mr. and Mrs. George B. Duncan, Miss Norma Duncan, Miss Marion Duncan, Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Watson, Tompkins G. Watson, Mrs. Leon Ellis, Miss Katherine Ellis, Miss Margretha Ellis, Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. F. Walter Bliss, Miss Martha Bliss, Mrs. Anna Vroman, Miss Mary E. Van Wormer, Mr. and Mrs. David Van Wormer, Walter J. Becker, Middleburgh.
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September 8, 1932 - Shultes Reunion
The third annual reunion of the descendants of Adam Shultes was held Aug. 27 at the home of Dr. J. W. Canady Jr., Bouck's Island. The day was hot but under the large locust trees surrounding the old colonial homestead everyone enjoyed a very bountiful dinner. The place above has so many attractions of its own that the day was too short for all. The spacious gardens with peach and apple orchards in the background affords a sight that only the Middleburgh farms can give. An excellent tennis court, pools for swimming and fishing as well as conveniences for many games makes this spot ideal for both old and young. The hospitality of the Canady family in making each one feel at home will long be remembered.
Next year the reunion will be held Aug. 28 at the home of Austin Shultes at Berne, when it is hoped that many new faces will be present. The following fifty-six guests were present:
Mrs. Sarah Kniskern, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Weidman, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Weidman and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Van Schoick, Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Sisson, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Deitz, Mr. and Mrs. Archie Willsey and family, Mr. and Mrs. Luther Wright and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. William Willsey, John Chesbro, Richard Cullings, Franklin Deitz, Mr. and Mrs. William Canady, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Cullings, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Wolford and family, Erskine Shultes, Theodore Rodgers, Dr. and Mrs. J. W. Canady Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Austin Shultes, Mrs. Florence Shepherd, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wolford, Frances R. Canady, Betty Canady, C. Keith Shultes, Mr. and Mrs. William Shultes, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bassler and daughter, Eleanor D. Salsburgh, Mr. and Mrs. Ira J. Shultes, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond W. Shultes and son.
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September 8, 1932 - Cummings Reunion
On Labor Day the tenth annual reunion of the Cummings family was held at Newton Allen's at Gallupville. The next reunion will be held at Harvey Barber's, at Middleburgh on Labor Day 1933. there were five sisters and two brothers of the Cummings family present, also the following relatives and friends:
Mrs. Joseph Dearstine, Schenectady; Mr. and Mrs. Lester Keyser, Scotia; Mr. and Mrs. john Hall, Huntersland; Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Barber and family, Middleburgh; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Warner and family, Schoharie; Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Jaycox 2nd and son Joseph Berne; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Park and sons, Mrs. Elizabeth Parks, Mrs. Catherine Hill, Mrs. Clara Lee, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Parks and son, Mrs. Lucille Troller, Schenectady; Mr. and Mrs. Ray Mood, Gallupville; Mrs. Emma Hughes, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd C. Barber, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Barber and son, Middleburgh; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Zimmer, Gallupville; Frank Cummings, Gloversville; Mr. and Mrs. Newton Allen, Belle Allen, Gallupville; Mr. and Mrs. La Grange, Berne; Kathleen Noonan, Albany; Earl Coons, Franklinton; Burdette Bouck, Warnerville; Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Cummings, Stanford; Mr. and Mrs. W. Campbell, Franklinton; Kenneth Palen, Miss Ethel Dearstine, Mrs. Edith Young, Mrs. Marion Young, Fred Guevin, Charles Keyser, Willis Quay, Ted Quay, Margaret Pahl, Schenectady; Isaac Cummings, Miss Lillian Earles, Middleburgh; Gladys Zimmer, Schoharie; Rodger Weidman, Gallupville; Mrs. Hannah Murray, Albany; Willard Barber, Middleburgh; Dr. Staats Pomeroy, Mr. and Mrs. Adelbert Keyser, Gallupville.
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October 20, 1932 - Leland Rickard, Local Graduate, Wins
Scholarship - Other Middleburgh Students Get Awards
Word has been received by the Middleburgh High School that J. Leland Rickard, salutatorian of last year's graduating class, has received one of the State scholarships in Cornell Univerisity where he is continuing, "his studies so ably begun while a student in the Middleburgh High School.
Rickard failed to receive the scholarship from Schoharie due to the keen competition offered by Miss Gordon of Cobleskill, who had the highest average in the State last June. Being second in Schoharie County competition he was placed on the State B list. He was tenth on this list. As a result of appointees from St. Lawrence County failing to qualify for admission to Cornell, Rickard was awarded the scholarship awarded to that county. He also received one of the university scholarships awarded to this county.
Middleburgh students are upholding the pride of the school and village, William Beekman has landed a place, through much competition, on the Syracuse University Glee Club. The other member of that well known team of songsters, Leland Rickard, has landed a similar honor at Cornell. George Ball, though not having graduated at Middleburgh, was the recipient of the Cornell scholarship from Essex County. Having received all of his training except a few short months at Middleburgh, Middleburgh believes that he is one of her boys.
Robert Foland is attending Albany State Teachers College. His work was of high enough calibre to be awarded one of the State scholarships for Schoharie County. Middleburgh may expect great things from these men as well as from other members of the class who have not entered college.
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November 3, 1932 - Carlisle
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Gilman and children were week end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Wright of Mineral Springs.
The chicken supper last week was well patronized. the committee report receipts were $92.
Mrs. Marjorie Burhans spent the past week with her parents.
Mrs. Oliver Moor recently visited friends in Gilboa for a week.
Mrs. Jane Yates, who has been seriously ill, is now able to be about the house.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Herbert Perry and Miss Annette Runkle of Amsterdam, Clarence Empie and mother, Mrs. Loretta Empie of Sharon Springs were Sunday guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. -- N. Bauder.
Adam Mickel has returned from a northern hunting trip. As yet no venison dinners have been reported.
The sound of the hunters' rifle heard abroad these days does not tend to give one pleasure, when it means the life of a beautiful grey squirrel or pheasant.
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November 16, 1932
Last week The News published a lengthy article on Mrs. Cynthia C. Coons, who celebrated her 100th birthday recently. Among those present were: the Rev. and Mrs. Gerrit Coons, Mr. and Mrs. Owen Coons, Jeremiah Coons and sister Armenia, the Rev. and Mrs. Charles Hallenbeck of Herkimer; Nelson Armlin Sr. of Armlin Hill; Douw and Mary Wood of Central Bridge, Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Coons of Breakabeen and Nancy Buel. At 12 o'clock she joined with the rest at the table, where she asked God's blessing, and all enjoyed a bountiful dinner. In the late afternoon all departed for home taking with them fond memories of the day and leaving her their best wishes for the future. Before leaving a pad and pencil was passed and all were asked to sign their name. Mrs. Coons signed hers without the aid of glasses.
* A sack of potatoes would be an appreciated gift to most city homemakers from farm relatives and friends.
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December 1, 1932 - Three Injured As Coupe Goes Down
Thirty Ft. Bank - Local Youths, Livingstonville Girl In Crash
About 3.30 o'clock last Thursday morning, Miss Edith Losee of Livingstonville, Merrill Lewis and James Young, both of Middleburgh, met with a serious accident, when the Ford coupe, owned and driven by Miss Losee, in which they were riding, left the concrete road on a curve at the approach of an overhead railroad crossing between Goshen and Newburgh, about ten miles out of the city, crashed through a wooden guard rail, shot out into space and dropped between thirty and thirty-five feet. The car turned completely over in the air, landing on the front left corner headed the way they came in and then landed on its side.
Miss Losee suffered a fractured right wrist, badly bruised right cheek, cuts about the face and bled from one ear. Lewis received a compound fracture of the lower jaw, severe knee injury and bruised considerably. Young sustained a deep gash in his head and was rendered unconscious.
Lewis was the first out of the car and helped his companions out. Through the windshield was the only exit and their clothes were badly torn by the glass. Young came to and torn by the glass. Young regained consciousness shortly after.
Lewis ran to a farm house about 800 feet away, awoke the farmer, who conveyed the injured to the Newburgh Hospital in his car. All were treated at the hospital, where it was found that in addition to the gash in his head Young had been hurt internally. Nine stitches were required to close the wound in his head. An x-ray was taken of Miss Losee's wrist and she was permitted to go home the same afternoon. Her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Mace Losee, and a neighbor, George B. Ray, who had driven the Losees to Newburgh after receiving news of the crash, accompanied Miss Losee home. Young was allowed to leave the hospital on Saturday and returned to his home.
At the hospital it was found that in addition to his other injuries, Lewis' teeth were all loose, and he will have to remain in bed and be fed through a tube, and it is not expected that he will be discharged from the hospital to from four to eight weeks.
A fortunate aspect of the accident was that the windshield of the car was of shatter-proof glass. The car was towed to a garage, where damage was estimated at about $150.
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January 26, 1933 - Birthday Party At Bates
Mrs. Smith W. Haskin was pleasantly surprised on Saturday evening, Jan. 14, when eighteen guests arrived to help her celebrate her birthday which occurred on that date. A social evening was spent with visiting and music until 10.30 o'clock when an oyster supper was served, followed by sandwiches, salad, pickles, cake and coffee. The guests departed wishing Mrs. Haskin many more happy birthdays. The following were present: Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Bates and daughter Wilma, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hunt, Evelyn and Leland Hunt, of Oak Hill; Mr. and Mrs. Egbert Cook of Potter Hollow; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Whitbeck and daughter Freda, Mrs. Hattie Bates, Mrs. Adelbert Prior, George Wilsey, Mr. and Mrs. Smith Haskin of Bates; Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Jackson and son Kermit of Breakabeen.
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January 26, 1933 - Deaths (The Middleburgh News)
CANNADY—At Stamford, Jan. 20, Mrs. Julia Cannjady, eighty-two, formerly of Pine Grove. Funeral Monday, burial at Stamford.
MEAD—At Worcester, Jan. 20, Mrs. E. L. Mead Sr., eighty-one. Funeral Sunday, burial at Maple Grove Cemetery.
HESS—At Livingstonville Jan. 11, Lavanne D. Hess, seventy-six. Funeral Jan. 15, burial at Middleburgth.
HESS—At Livingstonville Jan. 19, Mrs. Ida Keeler Hess, seventy-six. (Funeral Sunday, burial at Middleburgh.
AVERT—At Bloomville Jan. 22, Mrs. Margaret Avery, sixty-eight. Funeral Tuesday, burial in Riverside Cemetery.
WR1GIHT—At Mt. Vision, Jan. 21, Miss Lida Wright, seventy-two. Funeral Tuesday, burial at Mt. Vision.
EGNOR—At North Kortright, Jan. 21, Laverne E. Egnor, seventy-seven, a native of Gilboa. Funeral Monday burial at North Kortright.
SHULTES—At Coxsackie, Jan. 14 Mrs. Margaret Shultes, eighty-four formerly of Berne. Burial at Berne
BETTERLEY—At Cooperstown, Jan 20, Mrs. Margaret Betterly, fifty eight, a native of Howe Cave.
HOTALING—At Middleburgh, Jan 18, John W. Hotaling, eighty-four Funeral Saturday, burial at Middleburgh.
BRADT—At Central Bridge, Jan. 18 Mrs. Frances Kenyon Bradt, eighty seven. Funeral Friday, burial Schoharie.
DIAMOND—At Old Central Bridge Jan. 20, Harry Diamond, forty seven. Funeral Tuesday.
SWEET—At Sloansville, Jan. 21, Albert Sweet, eighty-two. Funeral Monday.
WILBUR—At Ravena, Jan. 14, Daniel B. Wilbur, thirty-seven, a native of Middleburgh. Funeral Jan. 17 burial at Ravena.
SCOTT—At Franklinton, Jan. 13 George Scutt, seventy-seven. Funeral Jan. 16, burial at Franklinton.
WARNER—At Middleburgh, Jan. 1 George Warner, fifty-nine. Funeral Monday, burial at Middleburgh.
HOYT—At Delhi, Jan. 23, Abram Hoy eighty-two. Funeral Wednesday burial at Delhi.
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February 9, 1933 - LINES
In memory of Mr. and Mrs. Lavanne D. Hess of Livingstonville:
Our Broken Home
As we look back o'er the years,
How are eyes will fill with tears,
To think of father and mother so dear to each heart,
In all of our actions; they seem to take part.
No place was so dear, no refuge so sweet,
The thought of our parental home, such a treat,
No journey so far, nor trouble so deep, That a run into Dad's and Mother's if, only just for a peep.
Would lighten our sorrow, or brighten our joy,
For there was always a "welcome" for the girl or the boy,
Yes, the lovelight of "home" was ever a-glow
Such meetings and greetings each one of us know
But into our happy home came an unwelcome guest,
'Twas Death the grim reaper, taking all from the nest,
For in one short week - both answered the call
And our home life was broken by their double pall.
Hand in hand they walked together, more than fifty-six years,
Death did not separate our loved ones,
Here in this land of pains and tears,
In the Great Beyond they're waiting for the children to come here.
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February 9, 1933 - DEATHS
KROMER—At Cobleskill, March 3, Harrison Kromer, seventy-nine.
TYGART—At Cobleskill, Feb. 28, Jacob Tygart
JONES—At Medusa, March 3, Mrs. Ariel Jones.
BRAND—At Potter Hollow, March 3, George Brand, eighty-four.
SWEENEY—At Franklinton, March 3, Genevieve Sweeney, three.
BEST—At Middleburgh, March 1, George Best, seventy-four.
MORE—At Middleburgh, March 4, Mrs. Emma A. More, eighty-nine.
BENJAMIN-—At Livingstonville, Mar. 5, Mrs. Charles L. Benjamin, 68.
ADAMS—At Middleburgh, March 4, Mrs. Fannie A. Adams, eighty-seven.
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April 20,1933 - CARD OF THANKS
When one has outlived two generations, it is quite a compensation to find they are remembered by the busy younger people, and mine was a big and glad surprise at receiving such a host of birthday greetings on April 1, my eighty-eighth anniversary, and as I am not quite up to writing to you singly, am appealing to The News for help as in times past. It is said that old folks live in the past, but I have not arrived at that stage yet, my mistakes, faults and failures stand out too clearly, to say nothing of the heartaches, so I am still following my old habit of living in the future, with my friends all around me, as I'm sure they will be. But of late I've been retrospecting, prompted by the kindly thoughts expressed by some of you in your greetings. I can never forget the kind, sociable old neighborhood, and for a few years, the cottage prayer meetings which were so helpful. Others mention our Sunday School class of so many years duration, which was organized in the old church. Young people have always since, and more especially since Edith's departure, seemed nearer to me. Then I remember my class in the M. E. Church, also in Hawverville, both in later years and for shorter terms, but very interesting and enjoyable and both represented in the April shower. To each and everyone of you, my love and thanks. - L. S. Bell; 1546 Sherman St., S. E., Grand Rapids, Mich.
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May1933 - CARD OF THANKS
WI wish to express my sincere thanks and heartfelt gratitude to all my dear friends who helped to brighten my stay at the Albany hospital by letters, cards, flowers and calling on me there; also to G. S. Van Wormer for his thoughtfulness in sending The News to me. - Mrs. Andrew Moore.
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February 27, 1934 - Ethel Vroman Weds Middleburg Man (The
Duanesburg, Feb. 26.—Miss Ethel M. Vroman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. Herman Vroman of Duanesburg. and Everett M. Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mackey Smith of Middleburg, were married Saturday afternoon at the Vroman home by the Rev. Foster W. Taylor of the Delanson Methodist church. Mr. and Mrs. Smith will reside in Middleburg.
A wedding supper was held at the bride's home following the ceremony. Attending were Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Burnham and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Howarth, Schenectady; Mr. and Mrs. Mackey Smith, Mr. and Mrs. H. Mackey, William Lorett, Gerdianna Lorett, Middleburg; Rev. and Mrs. Foster W. Taylor, Delanson; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Vrooman. Dorothy and Harold Vroman, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse J. Waddell, Robert and Millicent Waddell, William Weaver and Mr. and Mrs. Everett Smith.
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September 1934 - Family Reunions - Mattice Reunion
The eighth annual reunion of the descendants of Lawrence Mattice was held Saturday, Aug. 25, at Lasell Park, Schoharie.
The day was fair and there was a good attendance. We missed many who were unable to meet with us. Some new members were made welcome. Two of our faithful ones have passed on to their heavenly home since our last meeting. Frank Becker of Breakabeen Newton B. Franklin of Fleischmanns. Much sympathy was extended to the bereaved families.
Dinner was served about 1 o'clock, after which the meeting was called to order toy the President, H. Cecil Mattice. A very interesting story of the Mattice family, written by Paul B. Mattice, was read and explained by Miss Mary Mattice. A rising vote of thanks was given Miss Mary Mattice and Paul B. Mattice for this splendid story.
Officers elected for next year were: President, Luther G. Mattice; Vice President, Harry Wyckoff; Treasurer, H. Ford Mattice; Historian, Paul B. Mattice; Secretary, Mrs. Mary VanWormer; Refreshment Committee, Mrs. Mary VanWormer, Mrs. Bertha Steinover, Mrs. Mildred J. Barber, Mrs. Vera M. Young, Miss Prances Mattice, Miss Helen Wyckoff, Mrs. Jennie Smith ; Program Committee, Miss Mary Mattice, Mm. Naomi Watson, Mrs. Hazel Mattice, Paul B. Mattice.
It was decided to hold our next meeting en the fourth Saturday in August, 1935, at Lasell Park, Schoharie. Those present were:
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Rickard, Adrian Rickard, Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Becker, Frank Becker Jr., Miss Marjorie Becker, Miss Mary Mattice, Mrs. Lois A. Mattice, of Schenectady.
Miss Cornelia Mackey, Peter A. Mattice, Mrs. Violetta Gordon, Mrs. Kate Wyckoff, Harry Wyckoff, Walter Wyckoff, Imer Wyckoff, Mrs. Gideon Case, Miss Mildred Case, Mrs. Bernice Brand, of Gilboa.
Gordon 'Newton of Ilion.
Milan L. Mattice, Luther G. Mattice, Mrs. Laura Z. Mattice, Miss Helen E. Mattice, Miss Frances Mattice, Burton G. Mattice, Mrs. Edna Shaffer, Robert Shaffer, Gladsby Shaffer of North Blenheim.
Mrs. LeRoy Steinover, Miss Blanche Steinover, Miss Marjorie Steinover, of Cobleskill.
William D. Becker of Fleischmanns.
Roberet Young, Miss Dorothy Young, Mrs. Floyd C. Barber, of Schoharie.
Michael Froliche of Albany.
Miss Harriet Hallentbeck, John Hallenbeck of Voorheesville.
Mr. and Mrs. See Becker, Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Chichesler, H. Cecil Mattice, Miss Lena M. Mattice, Mrs. Nora Ellis, Miss Gertrude Snyder, Mrs. Addie R. Snyder, of Breakabeen.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard G. Mattice, Mr. and Mrs. H. Ford Mattice, Ford Mattice Jr., Jay Mattice, William Mattice, Miss Catherine Mattice, Mr. and Mrs. Jay Smith, Mrs. Gideon VanWormer, Miss Mildred J. VanWormer, Miss Hilda J. VanWormer, of Guinea.
Mr. and Mrs. Leon M. Ellis, Miss Catherine Ellis, Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Watson, Mrs. Anna E. Vroman, Mr. and Mrs. D. L. VanWormer, Wellington D. Van Wormer, Miss Mary E. VanWormer, Miss Virginia VanWormer and Miss Barbara J. VanWormer of Middleburgh.
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