THE WOLCOTT COURIER
Wednesday, May 31, 1905
C. M. Delling, Editor & Publisher
Formerly Published in Wolcott, N.Y.
Transcribed and Contributed by Diana Niedermeier
The following was transcribed from the Wolcott Courier, a now-defunct newspaper published in Wolcott, N.Y. that covered local news about eastern Wayne county. All first and surname spellings are as in the original. Many thanks to Diana Niedermeier for contributing another long newspaper transcription!
LOCAL AND OTHERWISE
Game protector Claude DoVille and his brother, Ray DoVille, returned last Wednesday from a trip down the lake for illegal fishing devices. At Port Bay they found two nets, but could not catch the owners. The largest net was a trap net, and was filled with fish. The other device was a gill net, and this also contained many fish. They were burned.
It is said that Dr. Sheldon, president of the Wayne County Soldiers' and Sailors' Association has announced that Tuesday, August 22, will be Soldiers' Day at the encampment, and he has received a letter from Col. James W. Snider of Wichita, Kansas, who commanded the 9th Heavy Artillery, that he will be at the re-union that day. This will be a drawing card for the boys of the 9th, as they will be anxious to meet their old commander again.
WAYNE COUNTY S. S. CONVENTION
The thirty-sixth annual convention of the Wayne county union Sunday school association will meet in Rose Friday, June 2.
Each Sunday school in the county, to the number of 105, is expected to send three delegates to this convention, in addition to the pastor and superintendent.
The 105 Sunday schools in this county have a membership of 11,658, with 1,562 teachers and 840 officers.
The officers of the county association are: President, Frank D. Gaylord, Sodus; vice-presidents, Allen B. Robinson, East Palmyra, G. E. Young, Wayne Center; H. P. Knowles, Palmyra; secretary, Edwin H. Clark, East Palmyra; treasurer, M. O. Engleson, Williamson; executive committee, F. E. Converse, Palmyra; Isaac Brosser, East Williamson; S. B. Van Duser, Newark; superintendent, home department, Miss Henrietta W. Downing, Macedon Center.
The program of exercises includes the following interesting features: Morning session, address of welcome, L. S. Towne, Rose; response, F. E. Converse; 10:40, address, "Sunday School Problems of the Day," the Rev. E. S. Towson, Palmyra; 11:20, conference, "Home Department Work," led by Miss Downing of Macedon Center; appointment of committees; question box. Afternoon session. "The Field We Cultivate" being reports from each school in the county; address, "What is Success," the Rev. Charles D. Decker, Williamson; paper, "Teaching Temperance in the Sunday School," Mrs. Charles B. Robinson, Sodus; election of officers; address, the Rev. P. H. Reigel, Clyde; address by Miss Dougherty, "Primary Work of New York State Sunday school association. Evening session, 7:30, song service; 7:45 devotional services, led by the Rev. T. J. Searles, Rose; 8, address of the evening, Miss Dougherty; the contributions of the Sunday schools of the county for benevolences during the past year amounted to $7,389.
FRED FOX KILLED BY TRAIN.
The correspondent to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle of Thursday gives the following account of the death of one of Newark's residents who has a brother in Wolcott:
The remains of Fred E. Fox, who was killed at North Tonawanda Tuesday, were brought to this village Wednesday. Mr. Fox had been employed as a blacksmith in one of the electrical gangs of the New York Central Railroad, of which George Goodman of Rochester, is the foreman. He had been at work with Mr. Goodman's gang near Rochester for some time.
About a week ago he was transferred to North Tonawanda, where he was employed in putting in electric signals and switches when the accident occurred. He was home over Sunday and spent the day with his family, returning to his duties Monday. On Tuesday, in some unaccountable manner, he was struck by a fast express train and instantly killed.
Mr. Fox was 34 years of age and was born in Sodus. He came to Newark thirteen years ago and worked in the blacksmith shop at the corner of Willow avenue and Butler street. Ten years ago he removed to Alton and conducted a blacksmith shop until a year ago, when he again came to Newark.
He is survived by his wife who was Miss Grace Gerdes, whom he married in 1893, and one son, 9 years old. The other survivors are his father, George H. Fox, of Alton; three brothers, Frank, of Syracuse, Clark of Alton and Bert, of Wolcott, and a sister, Mrs. Charles Weeks, of Newark. Mr. Fox was a member of the Maccabees and of the Odd Fellows and had a great many friend throughout the county.
J. P. Kohlman spent Decoration Day in Syracuse.
Charles Ellinwood of Auburn was in town Saturday.
Harley Pitts of Oswego, visited his parents here yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. Perry of Syracuse, are visiting friends in Rose.
R. L. Hamilton of Syracuse, spent Decoration Day in town.
Ernest Horton of Seneca Falls, visited his parents here over Sunday.
Harvey Moses of Rochester, spent Sunday with his daughters in Wolcott.
Rev. and Mrs. C. T. Shaw returned home Tuesday after an absence of two weeks.
Mrs. F. S. Johnson and Miss Mary A. Talcott spent last Wednesday in Rochester.
C. T. Metcalf was in Syracuse Monday, having gone to that city after Newberry's hearse.
Fred Cole visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Manley Cole, in this village the first of the week.
Attorney Ezra Reynolds of Buffalo, made a flying visit to his sister, Mrs. L. D. Seymour, here the past week.
Mrs. Estelle McKoon of Rose, left this week for New York and will go from there to Ocean Grove for a visit.
Miss Addie Philiips (Philiips probably misspelled) of Newark, was the guest of friends here a few days this week, arriving in Wolcott Saturday.
Miss Catherine Holmes of Rochester, has been spending a few days with Mr. and Mrs. James Cook of this village.
Mr. and Mrs. William Mott of Sterling, and Miss Stella VanScoy of New York, spent the day in Wolcott yesterday.
Frank Peck and wife of Fairport were guests of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Peck in Wolcott a day or two last week.
Miss Hattie Watson is spending the week in Clyde and Syracuse; she spent Sunday with Mrs. Estelle McKoon in Rose.
Mrs. B. A. Talcott and daughters, Lois and Laura, spent a few days last week with Mr. and Mrs. Horace Bacon at Victory.
Editor E. C. Smith of the Fair Haven Register, was in town yesterday. The COURIER office acknowledges a very pleasant call.
Miss Corrinne Pearsall of Palmyra has been spending several days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Pearsall, in this village.
William Reddington expects to leave for Canada on Saturday to spend the summer with his daughter who lives near Sterling, Ontario.
Freeman Tator, wife and baby came down from Rochester the latter part of the week. Mr. Tator will return this week but his wife will remain a few weeks.
Rev. Mr. Fikes of Franklin, Pa., will sail July 1st for Europe and the Holy Land. Mr. Fikes is a nephew of Mrs. B. A. Enney, of Weedsport, and of James Fikes, of North Wolcott. They will be abroad about three months. Mr. Fikes' many friends wish him a pleasant trip. - Fair Haven Register. Rev. Maurice Fikes will be remembered by many of our readers, having been a guest of his uncle at North Wolcott some years ago and preached in the church at that place while there.
GUN CLUB TOURNAMENT.
The Catchpole Gun Club Tournament held in Wolcott last Wednesday and Thursday was largely attended and proved to be a successful and enjoyable affair. The following was the result of the first day's shoot of targets: J. N. Knapp, Auburn, high, 152 breaks.
George Lewis, Fulton, 2nd, 151 breaks.
C. J. Dally, Baldwinsville, T. F. Adkins, Rochester, 4th, 147 breaks.
The merchandise event handicap resulted, J. N. Knapp won the L.C. Smith gun, valued at $25, from back distance 20 yards. Score, 19 out of 20.
George Lewis and T. F. Adkin tied for second prize, leather gun case, valued at $5.
Windsor Morris of Baldwinsville, won 3rd prize, rug valued at $3.
Owning to the departure of many of the attendants, the program for second day was not carried out as announced.
CELEBRATES 92nd BIRTHDAY.
Jonathan G. Rice, one of the oldest and best known residents of this section celebrated his 92nd birthday Sunday at his home at Rice's mills, Huron. Mr. Rice still enjoys remarkable good health and his mental faculties are well preserved. He is a frequent visitor in Wolcott and everyone is pleased to see his beaming countenance and many are the hearty handshakes he receives while on our streets.
With the permission of the Wolcott correspondent to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, we copy the following reminiscences of his early life in this section:
Born at Rowe, Mass., May 28, 1813, he came to New York state when 20 years of age and settled on what is now the William Easton farm, two miles south of Wolcott. At that time this entire country was covered with dense forest.
Soon after he was 20 years old he married Levinne H. Doolittle, whose parents came from Connecticut. On their wedding trip they started back to visit their friends in the East, and went to Mr. Rice's old home, which was at a point in Massachusetts.
The best of land was then worth but $4 per acre, and the woods were filled with all kinds of game.
The deep pool, in Wolcott creek, now used by the Wolcott boys as a swimming pool, and know as "rocky bottom," was then a favorite drinking place for deer and bears, and well beaten paths led to the spot from all directions. At that time there was no mill at Furnace village and salmon trout came up the creek in great quantities, and at a point just below the falls they could be thrown out by hand.
On his trip East he drove to Clyde, a distance of twelve miles, through the forest, where he secured passage on a boat on the Erie canal. The trip from Clyde to Troy consumed six days. When the boat reached Schenectady a man fell overboard and was drowned. This was an accident of no small importance in those days, and the boat at once tied up for an indefinite period. While Mr. Rice and his wife were debating how they could finish their journey without several days delay, a man came in and announced that a train of cars would be run from Schenectady to Albany, and anyone who desired to ride could do so by the payment of $1.50 for the fifteen miles.
The cars ran on a wooden track and there was no cab or covering for the engineer, who stood at the rear of his engine with a barrel of short, finely split wood at his side which he used for fuel. The roadbed was not graded and when a high hill was reached a car of stones stood at the top, and by means of a long rope it was attached to the approaching train and as the car descended on one side of the hill it helped to draw the train up the other. When the train reached the outskirts of Albany the passenger car was separated from the engine and a team of horses drew it into the city.
Mr. Rice was told that the city authorities refused to allow the engine to enter the city, for fear it would set the city on fire. This trip was the third one ever made over the new road.
SOCIETY GROUPS TURN OUT.
During the past week Smith photographed the following groups for "Grips" Historical Souvenir of Wolcott:
The G. A. R., the Logan Circle, the Eastern Star, the village trustees, the board of education, the N. P. L., Woman's Missionary society of the Presbyterian church, the Odd Fellows, the Ladies' Aid of the Methodist Protestant church, Mrs. Northup's Sunday School class, Miss Fish's Sunday School class, and the Grange. Seventy members of the Woman's Missionary society turned out and about the same number of the Grange.
All groups not represented should get into the gallery in the next week after this. These views will be exhibited in Fish and Waldorf's windows.
ITEMS AROUND HOME.
Dr. Tillapaugh will move his office fixtures to his residence office across the street to-morrow.
The attention of our readers is called to the article on the third page of this issue written by Hon. A. S. Roe on the death of William B. Kellogg of Rose.
Excavation is being done for the cellar of Dr. L. D. Seymour's new residence on New Hartford street. The carpenter work will be under the supervision of Charles Nichols.
The house formerly owned by Mrs. Sherman, corner of New Hartford and Butler streets is being wonderfully improved by its present owner, Mr. Legg. A large porch; new windows and other alterations is being added.
The Woman's Christian Temperance Union will hold their annual White Ribbon tea and election of officers at the home of the president, Miss Mary A. Talcott, on Wednesday, June 7, at 3:00 o'clock. All members are expected to pay their annual dues of fifty cents at this time. There will be a report of the institute recently held at Williamson with one of the papers read there, and other exercises of an interesting character.
The W. C. T. U. institute at Williamson Thursday and Friday was largely attended and generally acknowledged to be the best ever held in Wayne county. Mrs. Lambert, the conductor, is ideal in that capacity; good as Mrs. Seberry. Her address of the evening was a plain setting forth of the victories gained in the temperance reform movement, subject, What Hath God Wrought? The annual convention will be held first Wednesday and Thursday in September, the delegates providing their own dinner for the first day. Place of business not definitely decided.
DEATH OF MRS. SARAH PHILLIPS.
The death of Sarah C. Phillips occurred at her home on East Port Bay street Friday evening at 8 o'clock, after being confined to her bed for a period of ten weeks.
Deceased was one of the old residents of that section of the town of Wolcott, having lived there for many years. Her husband, Horace Phillips, died about eleven years ago and since that time she and her son James, have resided on and managed the farm. She is survived by three sons, James, who is still at the old home, Alfred of Westbury, and Albert (should be Adelbert) of North Wolcott, and one daughter, Mrs. Jerome Marble, of this village.
Mrs. Phillips was well know in this section and leaves many friends who extend their sincere sympathy to the bereaved family.
The funeral was held from the house Monday at 2 o'clock, Rev. M. S. Mowers of North Wolcott, officiating. Burial was made in the family lot in Leavenworth cemetery by the side of her husband.
DEATH OF ALFRED HUTCHINSON.
Alfred Hutchinson, a former resident of the north part of this town, died at Lyons Friday evening at about 6 o'clock , and the remains were brought to Wolcott Saturday. His age was 44 years.
Deceased lived near North Wolcott for many years and was an industrous and highly respected citizen. Several years ago his health failed him and he became nearly helpless and continued in that condition until his death.
The funeral was held from his old home Monday, the services being conducted by Rev. M. S. Mowers of North Wolcott. Burial was made in the Thorn cemetery.
KEESLAR POST EXERCISES.
Decoration Day was appropriately observed by Keeslar Post, G. A. R., of Wolcott.
In the forenoon the work of decorating the graves of soldiers both in the home cemetery and those in outlying districts was carried on, and in the afternoon the members of the post and of Logan Circle formed in line and marched to Leavenworth cemetery where the exercises were held at the mound, and the decorating of graves of the unknown dead was done.
Rev. Melville Terwilliger of Weedsport, delivered the memorial address which was a masterly one, the universal sentiment among the G. A. R. being that it was one of if not the best ever given in Wolcott. The exercises were well attended and all were more than pleased with the eloquent discourse of the of the speaker.
The flowers furnished for the occasion were profuse and elegant, there being an ample supply for the day's work. Private lots were well supplied with beautiful flowers and the cemetery presented a fine appearance.
OUR SICK LIST.
Last reports from Mrs. C. L. Bigelow are to the effect that she is now slightly on the gain once more.
Mrs. E. B. Clark and children are all down with the measles. Neal VanAuken is also suffering from the same disease.
Lester Dobbin has been confined to the house for several days, suffering from a severe attack of inflamatory rheumatism.
Dr. J. J. Tillapaugh has been suffering from an attack of pharangitis for several days, being unable to speak above a whisper.
THE WOLCOTT BOYS HEARD FROM.
Rev. Mrs. Pitts received a letter this week from a resident of Sandy Creek, stating that the Jones and Palmer boys who left Wolcott recently unbeknown to their parents, were at work in that place.
The news was certainly a relief to the mothers of the lads, as much anxiety has been felt regarding their whereabouts.
Mrs. Palmer will send for her son to-morrow and have him brought home.
Decatur Rice of Watertown, visited his parents over Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cline have been entertaining friends from away.
The fishing season at Sodus bay has opened. George Hatcher, who is something of a veteran in fishing will soon have the bay cleared of sunfish and perch, he having caught a fine basket of them Saturday. He assures us that the prospects were never better for some fine sport a little later in the season.
Harry Seaman was a Sunday caller in town.
Charles Terbush, who is being treated at the hospital of Dr. Murphey in Rochester, was so much worse on Friday that his father left for that city to help care for him.
Rev. Don. Husted has accepted a call from the Presbyterian society here; his goods came on Saturday. The society will give him a reception, the grange dining hall having been secured for that purpose.
The regular monthly meeting of the Ladies' Missionary society of the Presbyterian church will be held at the home of Mrs. Wm. Hutchinson on Saturday afternoon, June 11. The same society will meet with Mrs. Andrew Thomas on Thursday afternoon preceding , at which meeting officers for the coming year will be chosen.
At their last meeting, Huron grange discussed "milk", R. H. Cole leading the discussion. After his remarks there was an informal discussion by all present, during which the fact was brought out that one prominent dairyman in town had purchased a hand separator, and that there are others who are thinking of following his example. It is understood that the butter factories are making a profit of over fifteen per cent by the sale of cream in addition to the price paid for making butter, while the producer is left barely a cent a pound for his milk. The same subject will be farther discussed at our next meeting, June 10, at which time another matter of more interest and in which the community at large will be interested, will be discussed. It is desired that all members be present at that time.
The affairs of school district No. 10 are in something of a muddle, George Green, who was chosen trusted at the annual school meeting last year, moved from the district about April first. The law requires in cases of this kind, a meeting to be called and a new trustee elected to fill vacancy. As the removal from the district for thirty days vacates the office, or at the expiration of the thirty days the commissioner may appoint, no meeting was called and Commissioner Cosad appointed G. L. Olmsted, who refused to act. E. E. Newberry was then named and he also declined to serve. It is understood that the teacher has had no pay since about Feb. 1st. Just what will be the outcome remains to be seen.
Benjamin Ross has moved in Ranson Jordan's tenant house.
Miss Edith Lockwood and Miss Lee of Clyde, called atGeorge Lockwood's Sunday.
Miss Viola Myers of Sodus, is visiting at Giles Winchell's.
Benjamin Wingett has several men employed doing carpenter work painting, ditching, building fence and otherwise improving his mother-in-law's place.
Miss Blanche Chapin is visiting in Rochester and Buffalo.
Edgar Armstrong is quite sick with gathering in his head.
While Mr. and Mrs. Bert Desmond were driving to church Sunday, the colt became frightened and threw them out of the wagon. No damage was done.
G. Lockwood purchased a cow of George Chatterson last week.
Mrs. Frank Proseus and son, Frank, were in Wolcott Monday.
The delegates of the Sunday school convention at Rose are, Mrs. J. C. Aldrich, Mrs. R. S. Tracy, Mrs. B. A. Partridge and Miss Cora Skutt.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Spencer, of Wolcott, visited relatives in town last week.
Miss Nellie Reamer of Wolcott, visited Mrs. Charles Garlic Saturday.
Frank Schappe, of Rochester, spent Sunday with his wife.
Mrs. A. H. Preston spent Friday with her sister, Mrs. S. L. Sherman.
Lawrence and Clarence Prevost of Wolcott, were in town Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Thompson spent Sunday in Newark.
The D. D's. spent Tuesday at Bonnicastle.
Miss Fern Proseus attended the ball game between Wolcott and Rochester at Wolcott Thursday.
Miss Florence Chryster of Rose, was the guest of Miss Belle Proseus Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Flint of Rochester, have been guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Morey.
The aid society entertained by Mrs. Charles Garlic and Mrs. C. M. Clapp was one of the largest of the season. The proceeds were $8.05.
Ross Quereau and Porter Brockway of Wolcott, spent Sunday in town.
George H. Quereau of Nebraska, made a short call on his relatives here Sunday. He expects to return for a longer visit in the near future.
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Wolfe were home from Savannah Sunday.
Jay Salter and Allie Gray were home from Rochester Sunday.
Mrs. N. Bush and daughter, Mary, of Huron, were in town Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Clark Brundige visited at South Sodus Saturday.
A. M. Gray and men began work Monday on George Marshall's store.
Sears Brush and son, Vernie, spent Sunday in Huron.
Miss Rose has a new pupil in the primary grade. Jacob Westly Watson Featherly.
Winifred Edwards gave a recitation and Fern Proseus and Mattie Salter sang a duet at the Decoration Day exercises at Rose Tuesday.
Salisbury's Corners and Vicinity.
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Phillips attended the funeral of Mrs. Sarah Phillips on East Port Bay street Monday.
Giles Winchell has sold his wool to Burke Bros. for 30 cents a pound.
A telephone line is being put up through the vicinity of Stewart's Corners, and will be built from there to North Rose. W. Z. McQueen has installed a phone, also Sidney Hoppin, on the new line.
Harry Salisbury and family were Sunday guests of his father here.
Charles Moore of Wolcott, is painting Eustace Henderson's house.
John Finch and wife of Rose, were callers at H. A. Phillips' Sunday.
George Luffman has been painting his barn.
Alfred Lander and family of Sodus have been spending several days with friends in this vicinity.
Mrs. J. C. Chapin and children of South Bend, Ind., are visiting at J. R. Chapin's.
Mrs. James Brush and Mrs. James Wadsworth of North Rose, were guests of W. J. Lamb and famil Monday.
LeRoy Hendrick and wife were Sunday guests of her parents.
C. E. McQueen, wife and daughters, Emerilla and Effie, spent Sunday at L. W. Cline's.
R. H. Lamb and wife visited in Rose Sunday.
Mrs. Greenizen of North Huron, called at A. M. Lamb's Monday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Douglass and little daughter from Fair Haven, visited their daughter, Mrs. Manly Pitts, over Sunday.
Mildred Lamb who has been having the measles is again able to be out.
Bert Ford has disposed of his chestnut team and has purchased a four year old colt of a party in Sterling.
Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Vought and son, Roscoe, visited friends in Fair Haven Thursday.
Robert Brundridge has been ill with appendicitis, but is thought to be improving at present. His daughter, Mrs. Wm. Larkin, is caring for him.
A. T. Delling sold two cows one day last week.
Alfred Hutchinson, who died at Lyons last week, was well known at this places, where he had spent nearly his entire life. He was a hard working man and respected by his neighbors and all those who knew him.
Mrs. M. H. Delling, who has been spending the winter with her daughter, Mrs. Harvey Sharp, at Red Creek, returned to her home here Saturday.
John F. Snyder is spending a few days with his daughter, Mrs. Theodore Vought, and family at Fair Haven.
Miss Zina Barr spent last week with N. V. Bigelow and family.
Mrs. Phoebe Reynolds has been spending a few days with her grandson, Joel Reynolds, and family.
Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Roberts and son, Theodore, visited Mrs. Roberts' sister, Mrs. Frank Hendrick, and family of Rose, Saturday.
Religious services conducted by Clarence Richards were held at the school house in the Fowler district Sunday afternoon.
It is said that two young men were running horses on Broadway Sunday, and met Joseph Richards and family when a collision resulted which threw the occupants of the Richards buggy out, but fortunately no damage was sustained nor injury done to either of them.
H. C. Bullock continues very ill. Dr. Robertson of Wolcott, is his attending physician.
Mrs. Larned Hill is in Wisconsin, called there by the sudden death of her mother.
John McCaughn is making repairs on his barn buildings. George Harwood and W. O. White are doing the carpenter work.
Newell Forbes and wife of Port Byron, have been guests at C. J. Sprague's for a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. L. Douglass are spending a week or more with friends in Auburn. Bert Weeks and wife of South Butler are looking after their interests on the farm while they are gone.
Levi Lockwood of Auburn, visited his cousin, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Weeks, over Sunday.
Mrs. V. W. Henderson was a caller in this place Saturday.
L. W. Crane and wife have been visiting relatives near Oswego for a few days.
F. E. Knapp and family entertained Mrs. Austin Knapp and son, Spencer, and a lady friend all of Palmyra, Saturday. They came in their automobile by way of Lyons and Wolcott. They treated several of their friends to an automobile ride.
Leslie Brockway of Wolcott was in town Tuesday in the interest of the Empire rural telephone line between here and Wolcott.
Mrs. F. E. Knapp and daughter Emily accompanied the automobilists on their return trip Monday and will spend a few days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Chapman of Palmyra.
Ernest Loveless and wife visited her parents near Clyde Saturday and Sunday.
Miss Bertha Barber of South Butler, was a caller in town Sunday.
WILLIAM B. KELLOGG.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE COURIER:-
The news which the Wayne Co. papers bring me of the death of William B. Kellogg of Rose, sets memory at work and my earliest recollection carries me back to a time when he was a young man in his vigorous strength while I was a lad in pinafores, just beginning my school days in the old stone school house of district No. 7. He was born and reared in that part of Butler which borders on Rose but it has no claim on the dwellers there except in the matter of taxes and voting. Their affiliations have always been with Rose and the town line out to have been between the last two Butler roads rather than where it is.
When Benjamin Kellogg and his good wife, Pamelia Trask, came from their New Salem home in Massachusetts, they introduced a goodly array of citizens into the new country, but the trials of pioneer life carried the father off at the early age of fifty years. His home was near where the residence of Giles Winchell is at present. Benjamin's son, John, who married Betsey Wescott of "Over East" in Butler made his home farther south in what is now the abiding place of the Burkes, or better, his log house was near the present Burke homestead. In this primitive abode all his children except Allie were born, In this family were only two sons, William and Stephen and William B. was the older. He was a large, robust, determined man, a favorite in all circles; never particularly prominent in politics, perhaps because he did not train in the party which for so many years has been dominant in the vicinity, but he made a good school trustee as I remember in my teaching days just after the war. In early manhood he married Eliza Tyler of a nearby Butler family and their only son, John, resides in Clyde.
The first home of William and wife was in what is now the residence of Giles Winchell but it had been the abode of his uncle, Ethan Kellogg, who later moved to Galen. The farm was a part of the taking up of Benjamin, the grandfather, in whose clearing up the pioneer endured hardships which induced his early death. Afterwards when John Kellogg, became aged and infirm his older son moved nearer to be a source of assistance when needed and here he lived till within a few years when he made his home in the Valley. Residents of eastern Rose and western Butler can bear testimony to the hospitality that was ever characteristic of "Bill" (that is what everybody called him) Kellogg and his wife. Was it in the Autumn days when the golden corn was ready for the husking? Were there ever livelier frolics than those which he supervised in the big barn to the southward of the house? There was no dearth of red ears in the great piles of America's choicest farm product awaiting the touch of busy fingers. What shouts of merriment those old rafters heard and, when the work was done, was there ever anywhere better pumpkin pie than that which his wife and mother had provided for hungry huskers? What brown doughnuts those were which came so recently from the frying pan! Oh, the cider, just from the press. or a few days old with bubbling vicacity! The visions of those days with the merry face of the farmer everywhere in evidence! Such days should never end.
Perhaps it was in winter, when the sleighing was perfect and invitations had gathered all the young people of the neighborhood. Night and gladness to every room in the house with games and fun and laughter and the nicest refreshments good healthy cooking over devised, there need be no wonder that number 7 raised as commendable a group of citizens as any part of Wayne County. Possibly in that same winter the good natured farmer was persuaded to harness his handsome team, he never drove any other and carry the Rose and Butler boys and girls to South Butler for a sleighride.
All this exists in memory only, but to at least one mind it is as fresh and green as though it were only yesterday, and now your paper says that William Kellogg lies in the old cemetery or rather all that is mortal of him. He was good company for not only are his ancestors there, but also almost every other dweller in that silent abode he knew in life. Their rest will be sweet till the resurrection morn. The record says that he was above seventy four years old. It does not seem possible, but Time will rush along so breathlessly, it is difficult to keep pace with it and some as we see, tire of the race and drop out.
Private advices tell me that Elder F. F. Himes of the Rose Baptist church preaches the funeral sermon, Monday, the 22d, and that a number of friends and relatives assembled to pay their final tribute, to one whose voice has been heard so many times as a singer in the same edifice. The Oaks Brothers, Will Marsh and Ed Klink who sang were like the one for whom their voices rang, since their lineage was of the oldest in the township; their fathers had joined with his in reclaiming Rose and Butler from the wilderness. Then they followed that last journey eastward, when the body was carried to the company of those who " beyond the smiling and the weeping" rest from their labors. for his body the gates swung outward as the procession entered, but the mortality of our friend and neighbor having put on immortality, the outward man, that which we recognized and greeted, was shut out from mortal sight.
Somehow, that old burial ground always seems to be standing there, no house in sight. I have found my self thinking that the sun shone for no other purpose than to light that hallowed place. Be this as it may, the morn of Eternity will greet no worthier array or risen humanity than that which obeys the summons here. ALFRED S. ROE, Worcester, Mass., May 27, 1905.
Byrd Jones and family of Connecticut, have been visitors atWm. Hall's.
Lewis Wilkinson's mother has returned to her home in Victory after a week's visit here.
Augusta Vernoy of North Huron, has been a guest at Wm. Hall's .
George Newcomb of Auburn, is at George Caster's for a short visit.
Alva Morehouse and wife visited at Arthur Eygnor's one evening the past week.
The funeral of Alfred Hutchinson a former resident of this street, was largely attended at his old home Monday, Deceased was well known in this section and his relatives have the sincere sympathy of their many friends here.
DROWNED AT BAY BRIDGE.
Leo Dickinson, Clyde, a young man 18 years of age, was drowned Sunday afternoon at Grassy Point, near Bay Bridge. That morning Dickinson took a load of telephone linemen from Clyde to Bay Bridge. After dinner, accompanied by two of the linemen, Dwight Tool and John Smith, he attempted to cross the bay in a small rowboat. When about the middle of the bay one of the linemen stood up in the boat and waved a salute to the steamer Sunbeam. In doing so the boat was capsized and the three men were thrown into the water.
An oar was thrown to Dickinson and he was told to save himself with that until help could be secured. He failed to do so however. The linemen were rescued a few moments later by some men on a naptha launch.
Dickinson's body was taken from the water later and brought to Wolcott, and was taken to Clyde soon after.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO PRODUCE CLAIMS.
Pursuant to an order of S. N. Sawyer, Surrogate of Wayne County, notice is hereby given to all person having claims against Mary Livingston late of Wolcott in the County of Wayne deceased, that they are required to present the same, with the vouchers thereof, to A. B. Sabin, administrator of the estate of the said deceased, at the residence of said A. B. Sabin in Wolcott, N. Y., on or before the 10th day of July A. D., 1905. Dated Jan 3rd, 1905. A. B. Sabin, Administrator, Horton & Brown, Att'ys for Administrator, Wolcott, N. Y.
The people of the State of New York, by the Grace of God Free and Independent:
To Arza Richardson, of Fiscus, Iowa; Joseph Bailey, as Administrator of Emma Bailey deceased, Albert Guy Bailey, Joseph Henry Bailey, Rodney C. Bailey, Hattie H. Bailey and Mattie E. Bailey, of Waterville, Minn,; Malinda A. Howard, Elnora F. Beasley and Minnie A. Perkins, of Olympia Wash.; Lettie M. Dilka, Clarence A. Pearson, Loren C. Pearson, Lester O. Pearson, Orville Pearson, Mina E. Pearson, Mattie J. Mathews, Edna B. Pearson and Elsie M. Pearson, of Tecumseh, Neb.; Mary E. Baker, of Chicago, Ill.; Lois Leona Farburger, of Risk, Ill.; Charles J. Baker, of Grand Ridge, Ill.; Mary Brown, William Baker, George Baker, Edwin Baker, Reuben Baker and Bertha O. McGrady of Streeter, Ill., Anna L. Sharp and Nettie L. Clapper, of Wolcott, N. Y., send greeting:
To all other creditors of and persons interested in the estate of Fanny Richardson late of Wolcott in the county of Wayne, deceased, send greeting:
You and each of you are hereby cited and required personally to be and appear before our Surrogate of our County of Wayne, at his office in the village of Lyons, in said County, on the 5th day of June, 1905, at ten o'clock in the forenoon of that day, to attend to the final judicial settlement of the accounts of Horace D. Richardson as Administrator of the goods, chattels and credits of the said deceased. And such of you as are hereby cited as are under the age of twenty-one years, are required to appear by your guardian if you have one, and if you have none, to appear and apply for one to be appointed, and in the event of your neglect or failure to do so the Surrogate will at the time and place above named appoint a competent and responsible person to appear as special guardian for you herein. Given under my hand and seal of the Surrogate's Court of (SEAL) the said County of Wayne, at Lyons, in said County this 14th day of April A. D., 1905. S. N. SAWYER, Surrogate. E. H. KELLOGG, Attorney for Administrator, Wolcott, N. Y.
FOR SALE-- 220 egg size Cyphers Incubator and two brooders. Stephen L. Chapin, R. F. D. 3, Wolcott.
FOR SALE--at a Bargain, Evaporators and Machinery Complete, with 4 acres of land. Edward T. Brown.
FOR SALE--Brown mare, 8 years old, weight about 1,000 lbs, sound, good worker. E. H. Reed & Co.
VILLAGE COLLECTORS NOTICE.
Notice is hereby given that I, Norton W. Merrell, collector of the village of Wolcott, have received the tax and assessment roll of the village of Wolcott, for the year 1905, and the warrant for the collection of the same, and I will attend at the store of H. A. Graves in the village of Wolcott on the 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, and 17th days of June 1905, from 9 o'clock A. M. to 4 o'clock P. M. for the purpose of receiving taxes at one per cent. Dated May 24, 1905. NORTON W. MERRELL, Collector of the Village of Wolcott.
Marion C. Roberts---Nurseryman, Wolcott, NY
L. W. Knapp---Fresh Baked Goods, Wolcott, NY
A. H. Whitbeck---Millinery, Wolcott, NY
McGillvra & VanPatten---Buggies, Surreys &am; Wagons, Newberry Building, Wolcott, NY
Mrs. F. L. Knapp---Headwear, Main Street, Wolcott, NY
Johnson & King---Carpet, Wall Paper, Window Shades, Hosiery, Wolcott, NY probably a department store.
Thacker Bros. & Co.---Boots and shoes, carpets, Wolcott, NY probably a department store
Washburn & Lawrence---Shoes, Wolcott, NY
Bevier & Armstrong---Furniture, Wolcott, NY
Eben W. Newberry Director for Merritt E. Newberry---Undertaking, Lake Ave., Wolcott, NY
O. M. Curtis---Furnace, Wolcott, NY
W. H. Paddock---Paint & Ranges, Wolcott, NY
C. E. Fitch---Pension Attorney, Wolcott, NY
J. J. Tillapaugh---Physician and Surgeon. Office in the W. D. Campbell block, Wolcott, NY
Sopher & Wolven--- Meat Market, W. D. Campbell block, Wolcott, N. Y.
Marble---Restaurant, Wolcott, N. Y.
Thacker Bros.--- Shoe Store and Repairs, Wolcott, N. Y.
J. A. Murphey's--- Variety Store, Wolcott, N. Y.
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