GRIP'S HISTORICAL SOUVENIR
PAGES 30 - 37
Source: Historical Souvenir Series No. 20
Wolcott, N.Y. and Vicinity
Copyrighted June 1905, "Grip," 109 Corning Ave., Syracuse, N.Y.
Reminiscences Describing the Old Mills and Olmstead's Distillery; also the Gulfs
that Cut Across Two Main Streets; The Bursting of Cannon in a Crowd; White's Hotel; the
John W. Olmstead, an old resident, was born in Wolcott July 25, 1824. "Jesse
Olmstead, my father," he said, "had a saw mill and distillery, the first distillery in
the town, and it stood on the creek southeast of the village, one-half mile from New
Hartford street on a road leading hence to the mill. I have seen the old mud sills of the
dam there in the stream in recent years. Farmers brought in their grain, a bushel or half
a bushel at a time and took home a jug of whiskey. There was a big copper kettle for mash
and a stone arch to set it in. During cold weather my father would run through the
distillery twelve bushels of grain a day. His father, Roger Olmstead, came from New
Hartford, Ct., in 1810, in company with several others, including the Matthews, Merrills,
Saxtons and Moores. Jesse was then 14 years old. Both grist and saw mills down the
stream in the village were running when the distillery was built and furnished the lumber
for building it. Logs were laid across the stream above the falls and teams crossed over
what is now the mill pond, then a shallow, fordable stream. A hollow log conducted the
water to the wheel in the mill. I remember well seeing the old log house on the left side
of Mill street which was put up to house the men engaged by Melvin in building his mills.
TRUCKING WITH OXEN.
"Supplies were then brought into this section by ox teams in
the winter, as the streams in the summer were not easily fordable.
"My father sold his distillery to his brother in the spring of 1835 and moved down
to the old furnace village where my uncle Uriah Seymour was then a partner in the blast
furnace. A few years later he returned to the village of Wolcott and lived here. His
brother moved the distillery apparatus over to Red Creek.
"I recollect the old mill standing on the site of the Rumsay mill and I remember
when a boy seeing what was left of the old blast furnace in the gulf. It had been
abandoned and the business taken down to Furnace Village. The ore there proved worthless.
It was too full of salt and they didn't know how to flux it. So they were compelled to
look farther until they found a bed of good ore over near Red Creek. Uriah Seymour and
Levi Hendrick when they ran the blast furnace, each put up a nice brick dwelling at
Furnace Village for his family. Seymour sold out to Isaac Leavenworth and went to Canada
to run a blast furnace.
ERECTION OF EARLY STORES.
"The first store that appears in my memory was Underhill's, on the northeast corner
of Main and Mill streets. He afterwards moved further up Main street. I can see the old
log pump in the porch of the old Wolcott house and the horse shed that stood across the
street, on the present site of Lyttle & Turpenning's store. Near the hotel were a
shoemaker's shop and a cooper shop, each a story and a half high.
"Where the Northup & Johnson block stands the gulf entered Main street from the
north cutting across the street where the stream flowing through it was spanned by an old
wooden bridge. South of Main street this gulf formed a junction with a gulf which crossed
New Hartford street about where Sax's livery stable now stands, and in New Hartford street
a bridge also spanned the stream in the bottom of the gulf.
PLUNGED INTO THE GULF.
"Where the Arcade building was erected on Main street the sidewalk stood up in the
air 12 or 15 feet and was protected by a railing. About opposite that point, two ladies
in a buggy were dumped from the road down into the gulf and their escape from death was
miraculous. One of them held her infant in her arms, and a little girl also was in the
wagon. The horse backed them off the embankment. They were found in the bottom of the
heap. The babe was protected from injury in its mother's arms. The mother was bruised
about the head. The wagon in some way fell so as to prevent the little girl from being
"When I was 9 or 10 years old Tompkins put up a story and a half building for his
dry goods store.
"Between Tompkins' and the hotel Baldwin & Gilbert next erected a two story building
and Deacon Lazalere had a harness shop up stairs. Baldwin & Gilbert manufactured and sold
wool and fur hats and caps. Then, next between Tompkins store and the hat and cap store,
one named Low built a long frame building for a shoe shop which stood a number of years.
FOURTH OF JULY EXPLOSION.
"I remember the bursting of two cannon in this village on a fourth of July occasion.
I was marshal of the parade on that day and was riding by the Presbyterian church (the old
frame structure near the arcade) when one of the cannon exploded, and a piece sailed over
my head into the crowd in front of the church. It struck an old pump and drove it down
into the well, first landing upon a scaffold - the building was then being erected - and
falling on to the pump. No one in the crowd was hit. The cannon stood in the road
pointing into the gulf. Later in the day they fired another cannon up on the green and
that exploded. A piece went through the Baptist church over the pulpit. Another piece
struck the legs of Leavenworth's horse glancing so as to injure them severely though not
to cut them in two. Another splinter grazed a man's throat cutting a small gash and he ran
into the street crying 'My throat is cut.' He bled like a stuck hog but it proved to be
more of a fright than an injury.
"My father and I ran the old White Hotel five years. We bought it from Mr. Merrill.
We sold out to a woman named Beach. Millington, was one of the builders of the Hotel and
he and his partner, whose name I have forgotten, ran it for a time. It was built about
seventy years ago. I ran the stage line from here to Rochester about fifty years ago. I
had it for two years prior to the opening of the railroad through Clyde. When that was
built I sold out. The line was run three or four years after that but did not pay, as the
railroad took the business.
"Down the creek forty to sixty rods below the site of the old blast furnace was a
fulling mill where they made rolls of cloth for the country around here. I went there
when a boy to get rolls made from the wool my folks left there. The creek was dammed at
that point which, sheltered by the trees, made a famous swimming hole, where us boys spent
many pleasant hours. This fulling mill was moved up to the site of what was afterwards
the lower grist mill that is now abandoned.
First Grand Jurors Empaneled in Wayne County.--John Adams, Abner F. Lakey, Wm. D.
Wiley, John Barber, Jr., Lemuel Spear, David Warner, Ephraim Green, Wm. Voorhees, James
Mason, Abel Wyman, David Russell, Cephas Moody, Stephen Sherman, Wm. Wilson, Wm. Plank,
Alexander Beard, Jacob Butterfield, Daniel Chapman, Jeremiah H. Pierce, Freeman Rogers,
Newell Taft, Pliney Foster and Joseph Lane.
Peru County - An agitation for the erection of the county to be called Peru was started
at a special meeting held June 11, 1814 and was then abandoned. The proposition was to
include in the new county the towns of Wolcott, Galen, Savannah, Sterling, now in Cayuga
county, Cato and Hannibal now in Oswego county and Lysander, now in Onondaga county.
Gardner H. Northup, president of the Board of Trade of Wolcott, a large buyer and
shipper of fruit and an extensive lumber dealer, has been a resident and active business
man in Wolcott since 1872. And Wolcott, as well as Mr. Northup, has profited through his
coming here, for while he like all other successful business men has been accumulating
property, the village has been acquiring new industries that distribute considerable sums
of money to its merchants and for labor, because it was inspired to seek new enterprises
through the efforts of Mr. Northup. To promote the public welfare in Wolcott, as in any
other place, requires a leader - a man who can give the time to it and in whose judgement
the community has confidence. It seems to be a pleasure to Mr. Northup to do this. No
history of Wolcott could explain how the village came to have a canning factory, a
creamery, a pickle factory and a National Bank without reference to the part Mr. Northup
has taken in getting them here. Desiring to see the village grow in wealth and population
and realizing that such could be accomplished only through the united action of the
business men, Mr. Northup accepted the presidency of the Board of Trade and has given the
duties of that position close attention. His aim and habits are constructive and his
disposition is to help others. He has established new business for himself and has
erected business blocks and residences besides otherwise investing prudently in safe
enterprises that have greatly increased the volume of money circulated in Wolcott and the
Mr. Northup was born in Phoenix, Oswego Co., N. Y., 52 or 53 years ago, the son of
Gardner H. Northup whose family was one of those that settled in that section at an early
day. Mr. Northup, senior, was one of the proprietors of the earliest large saw mill on
the west side of the river, for some years, in company with John Wall. He was a
prominent business man and member of the Congregational church of that village, and
through his marriage and his business relations he was closely connected with the
influential and wealthy Phoenix families of over a half century ago.
About the time his son, Gardner H. Northup, the subject of this sketch, attained
his majority there was preaching in the Congregational church at Phoenix a clergyman of
high standing, the Rev. Edgar Perkins. His two daughters today preside over two fine
homes in Wolcott. They are Mrs. Gardner H. Northup and Mrs. Charles Thomas. Young
Northup having come to Wolcott in the fall of 1872 and started in business here, returned
to Phoenix the following year, and on October 1, 1873 married Marion P. Perkins. They
have on daughter, Ruth. Their home on Main street is one of the prettiest in the
village - the old Leavenworth homestead which Mr. Northup has improved at considerable
Mr. Northup on coming to Wolcott established a lumber business on the west side of
Lake avenue, near the subway, and erected the house which is now E. H. Reed's residence.
Subsequently he bought the lumber yard of Cornwell & Strait where since then he has
carried on the business. On January 1, 1899, he took into partnership Clayton Johnson,
the firm now being known as the G. H. Northup Lumber Co. At one time Mr. Northup was
engaged in the wholesale of lumber and shingles with F. A. Prevost. Nearly a quarter of a
century ago he established a lumber business at Sodus where for six years he was a partner
with the Rev. Edgar Perkins. At Cato he also started the same business and was there a
partner of C. S. Morrill to whom he sold out the yard at that place.
About 1886 Fletcher S. Johnson became Mr. Northup's partner in handling fruit and
together they made a marked success, becoming, during the time they were together, the
most widely known firm in that line in the state. [See F. S. Johnson's sketch.] They
operated a number of evaporators and were in fact the pioneers engaged in handling
evaporated fruit, especially apples, to any considerable extent. At one time they handled
green as well as evaporated apples and their business was second to none other of the kind
in New York. In 1890 they erected the large warehouse where Mr. Northup still continues
the fruit business. The big steel front business block occupied by Thacker Bros. & Co.,
and Mrs. Knapp, the milliner, was erected by them about ten years ago.
Mr. Northup individually constructed other business blocks, notably the Arcade Block.
He is a director in the First National Bank of Wolcott. Among those who rendered the most
valuable assistance in securing the new postoffice was Mr. Northup.
A trustee and elder in the Presbyterian church society he is one of its most active
supporters, and had much to do with securing the erection of the new building for that
society. He is well informed, and has traveled considerably.
Reminiscences of Stage Coach Days in the '40's; Perils of the Drivers: Incidents
of the Old White Hotel:-
Amos Nash, an old driver on the Butterfield stage line, is now seventy-eight years
old. When a lad, in 1846, he came to Wolcott from Williamson. He married Mary E., the
eldest daughter of Nelson W. Moore, who lived to be ninety-four years old and who from
1860 to '67 ran the grist mill here. Moore's business contemporaries were Jedediah
Wilder, Roswell Benedict and Messrs. Galloway and Churchill who at different times owned
carding machines in Wolcott. For fifty-three years Amos Nash and his wife have lived in
their present home.
"After coming to Wolcott," said Mr. Nash, "I was employed on the J. P. Butterfield
stage line running through Wolcott between Oswego and Rochester. Butterfield was a
Wolcott man who carried on the old Chester Dutton farm and ran the White Hotel east of the
creek, which was the stopping place for the stages and where they changed horses. His
livery barns were on the present site of the Metcalf stables.
ROUTE OF COACHES.
"During seasons of bad roads the coaches were drawn by four horses,
coming up from Oswego and back the next day. Stopping at the White Hotel to change horses
they passed on down Mill street into Main and then on out of the village along the west
road over to Port Glasgow, now Resort, which we then call the Bay Bridge. There were two
hotels there, one conducted by a man named Ward, which was burned. From there the line
ran along west to Irondequoit and into Rochester. The first relay after leaving Oswego
was Fair Haven; then Wolcott, Sodus and Webster. Sometimes, on good roads, we drove on to
Williamson or Alton for change of teams. The coaches were the heavy Concord thoroughbrace
style swinging on straps and carrying from twelve to sixteen passengers. The nearest
railroad to Wolcott was the Auburn road. The last owners of the coach line were J. W.
Olmstead and James Hyde.
LIFTING COACHES OUT OF MUD
"To get through with the coaches at times was a real
hardship and some peril. I was located in Wolcott but often went out as a driver. In the
winter the coaches were frequently stalled in snow. In the spring and fall after the hard
rains the heavy coach would get mired in mud. Then the passengers were called upon to
turn out, get a fence rail and help pry the coach out. After the close of navigation on
the lakes a great many sailors took passage on the coaches at Oswego for their homes in
the country. It pleased the drivers to call upon them to lend a hand in lifting the coach
out of the mud, for it took the conceit out of them.
ON A FLOAT BRIDGE AT NIGHT
"A coach from Oswego delayed all day on the road has called
me out to hitch up and drive it through when I would be all night on the road. The great
peril of that trip was in crossing the float bridge at Port Glasgow on planks supported by
stringers floating on the water, the wind blowing a gale, the coach lights all out and not
to be lighted in the wind and the horses and vehicle with difficulty guided across the
dangerous bridge where every foot of progress was sloshy-ty-slosh, sloshy-ty-slosh in
Egyptian darkness with no rail on the side of the bridge to keep us from getting off.
UNCLE GILBERT WALKED 'TIL MORNING
"At a gathering in the hotel of the old cronies
one night Uncle John Gilbert made the remark that he guessed he would 'wallow home in the
mud' across the creek. One of the party said that he would not take the walk in the
darkness and mud for a dollar.
"'I'll tell you what I'll do,' replied Uncle John. 'For a sixpence a trip I'll
walk over home and back as often as I can go between now and morning.'
'The party thinking they would have some fun in bluffing him agreed to make up the
purse on that basis for all the trips he would make. The saw mill down on the stream was
running nights and some of them gathered there to see that he passed the mill going both
ways while others remained at the hotel to see that he reached that point. He trudged
back and forth through mud and darkness until daylight. When he passed the mill he called
out to let them know of it. When the party scattered for their homes in the morning they
raised among them a purse of a dollar or ten shillings. Uncle John Southwick was another
who crossed the creek to spend his evenings at White Hotel. Trying to put together a
stovepipe one night up stairs at home he fell over a barrel (worth a shilling) and busted
in the head. 'What's to pay up there?' cried his wife from the foot of the stairs,
alarmed by the racket overhead. 'A shilling,' was the rejoinder.
"The toll gate at Bay Bridge was kept by Miss Bouncer, who priding herself on her
shrewdness tempted the boys occasionally to attempt to get the best of the toll. Isaac
Johnson with a large box in his wagon passed by declaring that he was at the head of a
show and had a wild animal in the box. He had a boon companion out of sight who while he
was parleying with Miss Bouncer kept up such a clawing and growling that she became
alarmed and passed them through.
"Ten years after coming to Wolcott I left stage coaching and from 1856 to 1875
dealt in eggs, shipping from 7,000 to 10,000 barrels in a year. I had egg vats for liming
eggs on Mill street, each of which held from 80,000 to 100,000 dozen, that were destroyed
in the fire of 1876."
Ontario Shore Lodge No. 495, I. O. O. F., was instituted Feb. 9, 1882. The old
lodge instituted many years ago was burned out in the fire of 1871, and lost all of its
documents and books. The lodge since then has grown steadily. The officers are: N. G.,
R. H. Bailey; V. G., Wm. Brown; R. S., C. W. Smith; P. S., E. J. Peck; S. P. G. S., S. M.
Bowers; R. S. N. G., Dr. D. B. Horton; L. S. N. G., A. L. Loveless; R. S. V. G., Charles
Webb; L. S. V. G., Irving McIntyre; R. S. S., Peter Monihan; L. S. S., J. F. Hutchins;
Warden, Charles Plumley; Conductor, Jesse Olmstead; Chaplain, I. L. Sherwood; I. G. Wm.
Loveless; O. G., M. W. Cole.
Evergreen Rebekah Lodge No. 145, I. O. O. F., was organized in March, 1893 and was
the first Rebekah lodge in the county. The first officers were: Noble Grand, Mrs. J. E.
Lawrence; Vice Grand, Mrs. James G. Brewster; Secretary, Miss Martha Cornwell; Financial
Secretary, Mrs. E. J. Peck; Treasurer, Mrs. William Brown.
Woman's Guild, St. Stephen Episcopal Church was organized Oct. 15, 1902, and the
following officers were elected: President, Mrs. A. B. Sabin; Secretary, Mrs. R. L.
Hamilton; Treasurer, Mrs. Fred Knapp. The Guild is a body of eleven zealous workers in
the church, who during its three years of industry have raised $500 towards the building
fund and for other purposes in the interest of the church.
Early Blacksmith. - Hiram Bement, from Vermont, purchased sixty acres on the east
side of Mill Creek, north of the Oswego road. He was one of the first blacksmiths at
Next Largest in the World
WOLCOTT GRANGE, NO. 348, P. OF H., HAS
ABOUT 800 MEMBERS.
Wolcott Grange, No. 348, P. of H., was organized Sept. 8, 1875, with thirty-one
charter members and Capt. Jas. H. Hyde as Master. Politics has been carefully kept out of
the society, and the one aim has always been the study for the advancement and mutual help
in the best methods of farming and fruit growing.
The Chapter has steadily grown until now it has the distinction of being next to
the largest in the world, having a membership of over 800 and representing about 500
families. The present Master is Mr. Forest R. Pierson.
The Chapter has never taken up the co-operative trade scheme, but has always loyally
supported the mercantile interests of the town, and has by its system of education in
farming contributed much to the welfare of the village.
Forest R. Pierson, Master.
Henry R. Paddock, Overseer.
J. Byron Smith, Lecturer.
Mrs. Wm. Zopher McQueen, Steward.
Frank L. Watson, Ass't Steward.
Mrs. M. G. Wood, Lady Ass't Steward.
Mrs. Irving Scott, Chaplain.
A. J. Fox, Treasurer.
Mrs. J. H. L. Roe, Secretary.
J. H. L. Roe, Ass't and Financial Secretary.
Ernest Mathews, Gate Keeper.
Mrs. Warren Seager, Ceres.
Mrs. Anna Kelley, Pomona.
Mrs. Sarah A. Jones, Flora.
Mrs. Ella Hibbard, Chorister.
Mrs. I. Y. Upham, Pianist.
Trustees - John O. Wadsworth, term expires 1905; Mason G. Wood, term expires 1906; Mrs. Jas. H. Brewster, term expires 1907.
Executive Committee - A. B. Thacker, term expires 1905; I. Y. Upham, term expires 1906; Robert J. Kelley, term expires 1907.
Finance Committee - H. R. Paddock, J. Byron Smith, Frank L. Watson.
Director Fire Insurance - C. E. Fitch, Wolcott, N. Y.
Our Motto is: "Malice towards none and charity for all."
THE CHARTER MEMBERS.
|Jas. H. Hyde,|| J. S. Tyrrell.|
|Mrs. Jas. H. Hyde,|| Mrs. J. S. Tyrrell, |
|J. H. L. Roe,|| J. L. Phillips, deceased, |
|Mrs. J. H. L. Roe,|| Mrs. J. L. Phillips,|
|A. B. Thacker,|| John Paylor,|
|Mrs. A. B. Thacker,|| Mrs. John Paylor, |
|T. J. Waldorf,|| Samuel S. Wells, |
|Mrs. T. J. Waldorf,|| Mrs. S. S. Wells, dec.,|
|A. M. Wise, dec.,|| Henry Dowd, dec. |
|Mrs. A. M. Wise,|| dec., Mrs. Henry Dowd, dec., |
|E. H. Reed,|| Allen H. Fitch sr., dec.,|
|Mrs. E. H. Reed,|| H. W. Hendrick,|
|Hezekiah Easton,|| W. J. Smith, |
|Mrs. Hezekiah Easton,|| E. N. Plank,|
|John Wilson, dec.,|| Daniel Conger, dec. |
|Lizzie B. Wilson,|
Jas. H. Hyde, 1875.
J. H. L. Roe, 1876-78.
J. H. Hyde, 1879.
J. S. Tyrrell, 1880.
J. H. L. Roe, 1881-89.
J. S. Tyrrell, 1890-91.
J. O. Wadsworth, 1892-1893.
C. H. VanHeusen, deceased, 1894, (1month).
Geo. A. Slaght, 1894-1896.
J. Byron Smith, 1897-1898.
Mrs. A. B. thacker, 1899-1900.
H. R. Paddock, 1901.
Dan'l Robertson, 1902
J. H. L. Roe, 1885.
E. H. Reed, 1876-79.
J. H. L. Roe, 1880.
E. H. Reed, 1881.
Mrs. J. H. L. Roe, 1882-1904.
WOLCOTT A SMART VILLAGE.
The village of Wolcott is one of the smartest,
cleanest and most enterprising towns in this part of the state. This is true both in its
resident and business features.
Such are the features that attract the notice of the stranger at the first glance.
The thrift and enterprise of the village may be attributed largely to the following
The business and property of the village is managed and owned to a large extent by home capital;
The village is the trade center of a very wide and prosperous section of country;
It is the shipping center of a large fruit business;
Its business men are up to date and pushing and its citizens as a whole are well-to-do
Wolcott is favored with one of the most complete electric light plants of to-day.
It is conducted in an enterprising business way and furnishes both arc and incandescent
lights to a large patronage.
An evidence of the prosperity and thrift of the farming community from which Wolcott
largely draws its retail trade is the Wolcott Grange, P. of H., No. 348. This
organization of farmers, next to the largest Grange in the United States, has long been
considered an index of the character and enterprise of the farming sections around
Wolcott, where the most prosperous and intelligent farming class produces from fertile and
highly cultivated farms large and profitable crops. Wolcott is justly proud of her
chapter of the Grange.
Many places near Wolcott are historic, for it was at Sodus Bay that the earliest
landed proprietor, C. Charles Williamson, conceived the enterprise of an important lake
harbor and great shipping point, and even began the erection of a large town. Here in the
war of 1812 the British planned an invasion of the American colonies and appeared with the
enormous flotilla of 90 sail bristling with guns and crowded with veteran troops. The
courage of a small militia and a few partisan bands swarming around the landing when the
British attempted a foothold and annoying them as vigorously as a swarm of wasps drove
"The Lake Shore News" was started in 1874 by the late Wm. H. Thomas.
In 1901 the growth and increased business of the town induced Mr. Chas. M. Delling
to open another printing office and since that time the "Wolcott Courier" has been issued
from this office. It has a large circulation and keeps the village and surrounding
country thoroughly in touch with each other.
Reminiscences; The old Apple Orchard is now a Section of Pretty Village Homes;
Old School Masters at the Red Schoolhouse:
John Boylan, born in 1825, is another old
resident of Wolcott - coming here with his parents from Alloway, near Lyons, when he was
eleven years old - in 1836.
"We went to live across the creek in a home near the cobblestone house. We afterwards
lived in the Wolcott house," said Mr. Boylan.
"The earliest business man of Wolcott I recollect was Levi Smith, the grocer.
"John Gilbert was the earliest landlord at the old White hotel that I recall.
FLOGGED THEN CURED THE WOUNDS.
"I went to school in the red schoolhouse on New
Hartford street and I well remember one of our teachers, Pettit, an old sea captain, who
knew how to use the rod cheerfully as well as effectually, so that the youngster whom he
flogged could remember the flogging. Marks always followed the blows, but Pettit kept a
bottle of some sort of cordial in his desk, from which he poured on to the affected parts
to prevent them from becoming scarred. Other teachers in that school that come to my mind
were Harlow Hyde - we called him 'Squire - who was rather easy with the boys, and Dr.
McCarthy who on the contrary was stern and also used the rod.
"Some of the merchants in the village I recall were N. W. Tompkins, Uncle Ben
Underhill and M. P. Foote. I clerked for Foote two years.
"My father, Aaron Boylan, kept the Wolcott House twenty-five years. He bought it
of E. Y. Munson. After father's death my brother and I ran it about two years and in 1860
or '61 sold out to Hiram Beach.
"I remember the old apple orchard about where we now stand when it belonged to
David Arne. It covered all of these grounds, my place here on Main street, and ran back
to Orchard street. The property was also owned by M. P. Foote, who sold to James Wright
and he cut it up into village lots. The tract extended west from Roe's present residence
to the railroad tracks. Wright street was named after James Wright of whom I have spoken.
The street running down to the depot, opened up through the orchard is called Orchard
REV. MRS. JENNIE I. PITTS.
THE METHODIST PROTESTANT CHURCH.
OLD LEAVENWORTH INSTITUTE.
G. H. NORTHUP.
G. H. NORTHUP'S RESIDENCE.
G. H. NORTHUP'S FRUIT WAREHOUSE.
G. H. NORTHUP LUMBER CO.
ONTARIO SHORE, NO. 495. I. O. O. F.
Lower Row (left to right):-Charles Walker, Floyd Meeker, ------ Lyle, C. W. Smith, Guy Kellogg, Ed. Klinck,.
Middle Row: Dr. D. B. Horton, Albert Sabin, James Phillips, ------Conner, Ira J. Foster, J. A. Murphy, E. J. Peck.
Upper Row:-Charles Plumley, Peter Monihan, R. H. Kelley, Manly Cole, B. T. Moore, S. M. Bowers, L. W. Knapp,
EVERGREEN REBEKAHS, NO. 145, I. O. O. F.
Top Row (left to right):- C. Walker, W. Brown, E. Robbins, S. Bowers, C. Plumley, C. E. Webb, Miss Schaeffer, Mrs.
Robbins, Mrs. Schattner, Laura Vanderpool, Mabel Medan. Lower Row--Edith Bort, Mrs. W. Brown, Pearl Olmstead, Mrs. C.
Webb, Jennie Brown, Mrs. Plumley.
WOLCOTT GRANGE, NO. 348, P. OF H.
Key.--Lower Row (left to right):--Wm. Pitts, Irving Scott, D. Harper, Miss Harper, A. B. Thacker, W. Peer, Mrs.
Richardson, Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Seager, Mrs. Andrew Kelley, Mrs. Mason Wood, Mrs. Deforest Pierson, Mrs. George
Waterman, Mrs. Ella Douglass, Olive Lamb, Mrs. Hiram McQueen. Second Row: Mrs. Nellie Jones, Mrs. Cora Munsell, Mrs.
Lovina Brewster, H. R. Paddock, Mrs. Irving Scott, F. R. Pierson, J. B. Smith, Andrew Fox, Mrs. Joseph Roe, Isaac
Otis, Frank Belknap, Mrs. Ada Belknap. Third Row: Mrs. Orestus Vought, Mrs. L. Worden, Mrs. John McDormer, Mrs. A. B.
Thacker, Mrs. Egnor, Mrs. W. Peer, Mrs. Ida Cosad, Mrs. Martha Gibbs, J. S. Tyrrell, Sarah Madan, Mrs. George
Dickinson, Miss Mitchell, Mrs. Sarah Wadsworth, Noah Wood, Henry Wadsworth , Mrs. Nettie Clapper, Mrs. Anna Harper,
Mrs. H. R. Paddock. Upper Row: Mrs. Meeker, Wm. Reynolds, Mr. Vought, Spencer Sears, Miss Mitchell, Mrs. Winchell,
Mrs. J. S. Tyrrell, Mrs. Nancy Frost, Mrs. Martha Devoe, Mrs. E. Clark, Mrs. Hannah Hawley, Mrs. Mitchell, Mrs. C.
Hurter, Mrs. Wm. Easton, Mrs. Mary Andrus, Mrs. Fitch, Mrs. Reynolds, Miss Edna Tyrrell, Martha Russell.
Typed by Faye Brown.
"I have gotten a great deal of information from the Wayne County site. Both of my parents
were born and raised in Wayne County. The names of my ancesters were Farnsworth, Jordan, Ayers,
Wicks, Austin, Gifford and West, among many others."
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