These clippings were contributed by Dorathy and Alan Hardie. As Dorathy sorts through her large collection to find items for the Coleman Clippings online scrapbook she'll be organizing them for future use - "This project has really spurred me on to get things done. The newspaper clippings, etc. are so old & fragile that it is time this was done & the papers preserved. " In doing so, Dorathy will be sharing with us the types of items we wish had been passed down to us.

The growing online Coleman Family scrapbook will include obituaries, wedding announcements, documents, and "newsy" items about the Coleman, Adams, Smith, Landon & Roe families of Sodus and Newark. General interest Wayne County tidbits about other area residents will be found in the society sections of papers of different years. Some of the clippings will be "date unknown". If you can better pinpoint a date by the events or persons mentioned in an issue, please let us know.


Newspaper clipping not complete, torn: Has picture of WILLIAM A. ROE ??? was sent for. Death ensued ? before the Rochester physician had arrived and he was telegraphed not to come. William A. Roe was born in Grand Rapids, Wis., in 1856. He was educated at the Grand Rapids high school and at the Wisconsin State University. He chose the profession of the law in early life and practiced for some time. In 1889 he married Anna C. Coleman of Sodus Center and she survives with three children, Cassie aged 12, Margaret 8, and Sidney 7. Two other children died in infancy. Deceased's connection with Newark began in November 1892, when he came here with Avery L. Foote and purchased the Wayne County Milling Company, which they have conducted very successfully as equal partners. Mr. Roe very prominently indentified himself with the educational and business interests of the village. At his death he was serving his second term as trustee of the Newark High School and was treasurer of the Board of Trade. He was secretary and treasurer of the New Light, Heat and Power Company during the first year of its organization and at the time of his death was one of its stockholders. He was prominent in Fraternal circles, being a member of Newark Lodge, F. & A. M., and Newark Tent, Knights of the Maccabees. He was also a member of the Knights of Pythias. One of the last public matters to which he gave his attention was the rebating of the surplus subscriptions to the Raw Industrial Institute in his capacity as treasurer of the Board of Trade. Mr. Roe was a man of unusual business and executive ability and brought a strong personality and enthusiasm to bear upon every project which he undertook. He was unusually successful in all his efforts in various directions and his death brings deep regret to the hearts of not only the active business men of the village, but to the whole community as well. A village of the size of Newark can ill afford to lose men of his activity and enterprise. Besides the widow and children mentioned he is survived by his mother, Mrs. Amanda P. Roe, and two sisters, Mrs. M. S. Hotchkiss and Miss Cassie Roe, all of Binghamton; and by a brother, G. H. Roe, of Doland, S. D. Private services were held at the residence at one o'clock yesterday. The public services were very largely attended from St. Mark's Episcopal church at one thirty, Rev. Alfred Brittain, the rector officiating. A special delegation represented the Board of Trade and business throughout the village was suspended during the services. Many handsome floral tributes were given by sorrowing friends, including pieces from the Board of Trade, Maccabees and Masons. The Masonic Lodge had charge of the burial service, M. I. Greenwood acting as Master and Rev. J. C. Ball as Chaplain. Interment was made in the Willow Cemetery, Newark. Among those at the funeral were Mrs. Roe's parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Coleman of Sodus Center; the Binghamton relatives heretofore mentioned; Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Alexander of Port Gibson; and two nephews Willie and Mark Roe of Binghamton.

From newspaper clipping: Sodus Center--This community was saddened Sunday morning to learn of the death of Miss ADA COLEMAN. She had been ill only a short time. She had a host of friends and her life was a good example to all who knew her. The deceased was 19 years of age. The funeral was held Tuesday at the house at 2 p.m. Rev. John C. Ellinwood of Sodus officiating, and burial was made in the family plot at the Baptist church cemetery. (Daughter of Sidney Bellinger Coleman & Elizabeth Mary Mosher)

From newspaper clipping: Harriet Irene Coleman. The death of HARRIET IRENE COLEMAN, the 12 year old daughter of Mrs. S. B. Coleman, occurred in the home of her mother on North Main Street, Wednesday afternoon. She had been ill but a short time with meningitis. The funeral was held from the home Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, the Rev. Mr. Feary of the Episcopal Church and Rev. Mr. MacFarlane of the Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in Sodus. She leaves her mother, three brothers, Bert, Howard & William Coleman; two sisters, Mrs. Anna C. Roe and Mary Coleman, all of Newark.

From newspaper clipping: The remains of THOMAS J. ADAMS, who died at his home in Peekskill, were brought here for burial in the Brick Church Cemetery Wednesday. Mr. Adams was the father of Mrs. S. B. Coleman of this village (Sodus) and Mrs. A. S. Coleman of Newark. (Note: great-grandfather of Alan Coleman Hardie)

From old newspaper clipping: Mrs. MARIA LANDON, died at her home, 94 North Main street, on Monday evening at the ripe old age of 85 years, as a result of a paralytic stroke from which she had been suffering for a month. She was the widow of the late E. B. S. Landon and had been a resident of Newark all of her life. The nobility of her character, during these years, had widened her circle of acquaintances and friends by whom she is mourned. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. J. J. Farrell, a sister and three step daughters. The funeral was held Wednesday. Rev. Eli Pittman of the Methodist Church officiated. Immediately after the funeral services the remains were laid at rest in the Willow Avenue Cemetery. (Note: g-grandmother of Alan Coleman Hardie)


E. K. Burnham Camp, Sons of Veterans of Newark Mourns the Death of a Highly Valued Member.

By Special Dispatch to The Herald.
Newark, Feb. 24.--The community was shocked to learn of the death of ALONZO M. WILLIAMS, which occurred about 12 o'clock last night after an illness of one week. He attended the regular meeting of E. K. Burnham Camp, Sons of Veterans, of which he was one of the most active members, last Tuesday evening, but went home not feeling well because of a severe cold which he had contracted, and the next evening went to bed. He grew steadily worse, notwithstanding all that two physicians and the services of a trained nurse could do, and died last night of pleuro pneumonia. He was 23 years of age, born in Newark, the son and eldest child of Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Williams. He was promoted to the office of sergeant of Burnham Camp last December. He was a young man of culture and refinement, industrious and a great help to his parents. He was employed in the Reed Manufacturing Company. Much sympathy is expressed for his parents and he had many friends who sincerely mourn his death. He was an attendant of Park Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his father and mother, three sisters and two brothers, all of whom are in Newark. (Note: cousin many times removed of Alan Coleman Hardie)


From newspaper clipping: Settle-Roe . The marriage of Miss CASSIE ROE, daughter of Mrs. Anna C. Roe of 5 Grace Ave., and BURFORD SETTLE of Binghamton, N. Y., was solemnized at the home of the bride's mother on Saturday evening at six o'clock in the presence of only the immediate family and immediate friends. Rev. F. W. Feary of the St. Mark's Episcopal Church officiated. Miss Marguerite Settle played the wedding march. Miss Marguerite Roe, the maid of honor, at the strains of the wedding march, entered the parlor followed by the bride on the arm of her uncle, A. S. Coleman of this village, who gave her away. There the bridal party met the groom. The bride, who is one of Newark's most popular young ladies, is a graduate of Newark High School in the class of 1910 and of Mechanics Institute in 1914.

Newspaper clipping from The Arcadian Weekly Gazette, March 26, 19?? Hymeneal-- Miss MAMIE E. ROE of Binghamton was married on Thursday evening to MARK S. HOTCHKISS of Lestershire, N. Y. Wedding took place at the residence of the bride's brother, Wm. A. Roe, in this village, Rev. Alfred Brittain performing the ceremony. The bride & groom were accompanied by Master Willie Roe & Miss Sidney Roe, the young nephew & niece of the bride. Mr. Hotchkiss is a contractor of Lestershire; the bride, who has spent considerable time in Newark, is a young woman of culture, an artist of great ability, whose work has been seen & admired by many in Newark. Those present from out of town were: Mr. & Mrs. S. B. Coleman & Albert Coleman of Sodus Center, Mrs. James Donovan of Grand Falls, Mont., Mrs. A. B. Roe, Miss Cassie Roe of Binghamton, Mother & Sister of the bride.

1898 Newspaper name unknown: Newspaper clipping: A quiet wedding occurred at Sodus Center Monday evening at 8 o'clock, when FRANCES H. ADAMS and SIDNEY B. COLEMAN were united in marriage. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Mr. Valentine in the presence of a few immediate friends and relatives. Empire Mills, Sodus Center.


Newspaper Ad, newspaper name unknown, ca. late 1800's early 1900s:

The Two Best Brands:
Iron Duke and Silver Leaf Flour
Made by the old reliable Sodus
Center Mills. Always fresh,
wholesome and clean.

Newspaper clipping:
Mrs. Harriet A. Coleman, who has been suffering from a tubercular trouble for some time, left last week for California, and her numerous friends sincerely hope that the change of climate may greatly benefit her health. Her youngest child, Seward, accompanied her. The other four children are stopping with a sister, Mrs. Anna C. Roe, and a brother, Albert S. Coleman of Newark. (Note: grandmother of Alan Coleman Hardie - Mrs. Francis Harriet Adams Coleman)


All of these newspaper clippings have been spelled checked. The typos are in the original documents.

Newspaper clipping, (penciled in - "Post Express" 1898) Sodus, July 8

--A representative of the Geneva Agricultural Experiment Station is in Sodus investigating the best sugar matters. It is feared that the crop here will not come up to expectations.

--The Sodus baseball team will play the third game of the series of seven with the Williamson baseball team at Williamson to-day. Each team has won a game to date.

--The funeral of Mrs. Robert Barclay will be held to-day from her late residence. The deceased was 52 years of age.

--The ladies of the Presbyterian church will hold a musical at the residence of Dr. J. F. Myers to-night.

--B. I. Ives, ex-chaplain of Auburn prison, will lecture at Williamson to-morrow night on "Sherman's March to the Sea."

--The marriage of William E. Fisher, of Sodus, to Miss Katie Stacer, of Lyons, is announced. They will reside in this village.

--The W. C. T. U. has elected the following officers: President, Mrs. E. V. Goldring; first vice-president, Mrs. Helen Lamont; second vice-president, Mrs. Charles Mills; secretary, Mrs. H. Ellen Orton; treasurer, Miss Clara Teetor.

--The democrats of this town will hold their caucus at the Sodus opera house to-morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.

--The marriage of S. B. COLEMAN, the proprietor of the Empire Mills, at Sodus Center, to Miss Harriett Adams, of that place, is announced.
(Note: Frances Harriet Adams Coleman was born 11 March 1875 and married Sidney Bellinger Coleman 2 March 1898. She died 31 August 1916. She was the 2nd Mrs. S. B. Coleman.)

--Department Commander Anson S. Wood, of Wolcott, has issued a call to the commanders of the various G. A. R. posts throughout the state, requesting the enrollment of all members who are willing to volunteer. Those enrolled will be tendered to Governor Black, to man the defenses of the state, or to enter the service of the United States if need be. Dwight Post, No. 109, of Sodus, has made a canvass and finds that all the members, as far as can be learned, are ready to enter the service of the country if called upon to do so.

--Asa F. Andrews has received his commission as post-master of Joy.


-- MRS. S. B. COLEMAN (This is the first Mrs. S. B. she died in 1897) ?paper torn? Spoken of at Home--Sodus Center

--Sodus Center Tent, K. O. T. M., held a box social at the residence of Samuel Coon, Thursday evening. It was a success both socially and financially.

--Miss Florence N. Ashford, of Spencerport, is the guest of her brother, Grant, for a few days.

--Frederick Roemer has purchased the W. A. Johnson farm, south-east of the village; consideration, $2,500.

--A number of the young people of this village attended the social at Amos Carll's, near Zurich, last Wednesday evening. All who attended report a very good time.

--Miss Edith Rose, of Hudson, Mich., is being entertained by her many Sodus Centre friends this week.

--The remains of Lyman E. Rose of Syracuse, formerly a resident of this village, were brought here for interment, February 12th. The funeral services were held at A. W. Brower's, Rev. Mr. Gaffney officiating.

--The fair and bazaar given by the ladies of the Presbyterian church, Friday evening, was a success, the proceeds being $125. The quilt was won by Mrs. George Hall, she having secured 502 votes, and Mrs. George Bowadaile 306 votes.

--Men who have the nomination for different town offices are seen hurrying about urging their friends to help them to be elected at the coming town meeting.

--Dr. E. H. Nodyne, of Clyde, was the guest of Sodus Centre friends, Sunday.

--One of the saddest of events was the death, at Newark, of one of the most prominent and highly esteemed ladies in Wayne County, Mrs. S. B. Coleman. She was brought to her home on Mill street, Saturday evening. The funeral was held Monday, Rev. Mr. Bennett, pastor of the Episcopal church, conducting the services. The flowers from loving friends were the finest ever seen on any similar occasion. Mrs. Coleman will be greatly missed in the home circle and in society. Her life was a model of purity, intelligence and love.

S??BLICAN--FRIDAY, Febru? (1897) Sodus Center.

Owing to the bad weather, Friday evening, the fair held by the ladies of the Presbyterian church added only about $125 to their treasury. The quilt was won by Mrs. George Hall, who received five hundred and two votes; and Mrs. George Borradaile received three hundred and six votes.

Frederick Roemer has purchased the W. A. Johnson farm, southeast of the village for $2,500.

Rev. Mr. Stiles will give a stereoptican lecture in the Alton hall Feb. 26th, under the auspices of the W. C. T. U., and at Wallington, and this place later, but the time is not yet decided upon.

Many of our young people attended the social Friday evening, at Mr. and Mrs. Amos Carll's near Zurich.

Miss Florence N. Ashford of Spencerport is visiting her brother Grant. Miss Edith Rose of Hudson, Mich., is visiting friends in town.

Over sixty tons of ice is taken from the Empire Mills Daily.

The people of this town were shocked to hear of the death of Mrs. S. B. COLEMAN, who died at her daughter's, Mrs. Roe, in Newark, Feb. 12. (Note: this was the first wife, Mary Mosher, of Sidney Bellinger Coleman, she died Feb. 12, 1891.) The funeral service was held Monday at her late home on Mill street, Rev. Mr. Bennett, rector of St. Luke's church, officiating. Deceased was one of the most influential members of that church. Her death is an irreparable loss to the community. She was a loving mother, a faithful wife an obliging neighbor, and a true friend. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She leaves a husband, one son, Albert, and two daughters, Mrs. W. A. Roe of Newark and little Ada, who have the sympathy of our entire community. Her age was forty-eight years.

Lyman Rose, an old resident of this place, died in Syracuse, Feb. 9th and was buried in _____ Feb. 12th.________?(article torn)

On the back of the above article is an ad for: ROYAL BAKING POWDER, Absolutely Pure. Celebrated for its great leavening strength and healthfulness. Assures the food against alum and all forms and adulteration common the the cheap brands. ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO., N. Y.


Newspaper unknown, other side of clipping has Sodus Center:

Norwell Croucher of Rochester visited his mother over Sunday.

Miss BERTHA ADAMS of Fairport has been visiting friends in town. Mrs. Daggs of Rochester has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Finlay. Miss Katherine VanLara is visiting at Rochester and Irondequoit Bay for a week.

The Misses Elsie Pope and Hattie Odell have returned from their visit with Alton friends.

(penciled in 1909)
?RK, Saturday
?y Villages.
Sodus Center.

Republican Caucus this Afternoon in Sodus Opera House- Personal Notes.

Mrs. Leroy G. Ghent has been spending a few days with her sister, Mrs. Dr. L. A. Whitney, at Rochester.

Webler Bros. have received several car loads of lumber during the week to be used in equipping the new pickle factory at Seneca Castle for which they have the contract.

Mrs. Charles E. Klumpp has been spending a week with her sister, Mrs. David R. Bates, at Pulaski, N. Y.

Miss Ada Williams will close her year's teaching in the Sauer district, today.

Mrs. Abram Mahieu, Mrs. Fred. C. Webler, Miss Kate Tack and Miss Helen B. Webler spent part of the week with friends at Newark.

The excellent service afforded by the Bell Telephone Co. was never more in evidence than after the severe electrical storms of last week, when within six hours after the storms, their toll and local lines were working uninterruptedly and satisfactorily to all patrons.

Mrs. Jennie Bourue has returned to Buffalo after a week's visit with relatives in this vicinity.

The Presbyterians will enjoy a strawberry sociable in Opera Hall, Saturday evening.

Mrs. E. B. Mather visited at Newark part of the week.

L. D. Pollock, representing Snyder & Allerton of Newark, is shipping wool from here at $.25 to $.27 per pound.

Henry Fraley of Port Byron is spending some time with friends west of town.

Rev. L. A. Ostrander of Lyons lectured on "Turkey" in the Presbyterian church Thursday evening.

C. R. Tubbs of Canastota has been canvassing the farmers of this vicinity during the week, in the interest of the Wallington pickle factory.

E. B. Thrasher had business at Newark and Lyons part of the week.

The Republican caucus is called for tomorrow, Saturday, afternoon in the Sodus Opera House.

E. B. Thrasher was a recent guest of his friend, Coroner Thos. A. Killip, at Rochester.

A resident of this village, who has had years of Experience in the retail coal business, is considering the question of opening another coal yard here, and residents of the village are hoping that he may decide to do so.

Arland B. White and Ross N. McCarthy Inspected barge canal work at Clyde the first of the week.

Benj. Storms has left the farm just west of Sodus Centre, and moved to Newark to assume the management of the Farmers' Hotel, near the New York Central.

Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Powell of Arcadia have been recent guests of his parents.

Newton J. Westfall entertained Pliny G. White of Marion part of the week.

Arbor Day was fittingly observed by nearly all the schools in town.

Hon. E. B. Norris was at Albany during the week, in the interest of the automobile tax bill.

George W. Peeler arrived home Tuesday from spending the winter at Harrison, N.Y. Mrs. Peeler was detained by illness, but is expected to-morrow.

The engagement of Miss NANNIE ADAMS and Mr. ALBERT SIDNEY COLEMAN is announced, and their numerous friends are extending sincere felicitations and best wishes. It is to be a June wedding your correspondent is informed. (Nannie Adams is the great aunt of Alan Coleman Hardie. Albert Sidney Coleman, he married his stepmother's sister, is half uncle of Alan Coleman Hardie. Makes research very complicated!)

Peter Kramer is spending the week with friends at Marion.

On the sick list are Mrs. S. B. COLEMAN, Mrs. E. E. Legg and Miss Mabel Webler.

Commodore Eric C. Moore's yacht, Seneca, the fastest boat of her class on the Great Lakes was stormbound in Sodus Bay all last week.

J. S. Buckley has been in town during the week calling on old friends.

Mrs. J. F. Hayes visited at Palmyra Tuesday and Wednesday.

While unloading railroad rails at Stanley Tuesday, Willard F. Brockett had one hand severely injured, but it is thought that all his fingers will be saved.

Newspaper & date unknown:

A Halloween Party.
An old fashioned Halloween party was given by Mr. and Mrs. Paul S. Clark and Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Patrick at their home, No. 8 Mann street, last night. The house was gayly decorated with Chinese lanterns and Autumn fruits and flowers. The games played and costumes worn were all in keeping with Halloween and a most enjoyable time was had by all. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Chappel, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Coneybear, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Van Camp, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Donaldson, Mr. and Mrs. W. Seaman, Miss Clara Cuson, Miss Lillie Chappel, Miss Nanny Adams, Miss Laura Chase, Richard Mulvihill, Elmer Sickles, Elbert Kenyon.

NO DATE. Most of this newspaper clipping is missing. It was cut out for the poem on the other side. The words in ( ) were in the article.

?umeston, Geo. Phillips, A. G._____, ?, Thomas Landon, F. A. Kelly (drug), ?. P. Ellis, H. G. Miller, M. A. Hanks (drug), Mary A. Grundy, Saloma Wright.

BUTLER-John Dratt.

GALEN- C. H. Ford, F. P. Russell, T. F. Williams (drug), Jno Hak, Geo. H. Feek, C. A. Sherman (drug), J. W. Walsh;, G. H. Young, C. J. Winters, Frank B. Smith, Wm. Tobin, T. B. Hayes, E. F. Stoetzel, F. H. Terry (drug).

LYONS-Christian Fusz, James Lovery, M. J. Sebring, N. G. Yury, Donald McLean (drug), J. B. Allen, W. P. Zwilling, W. R. Strain, W. G. Carpenter (drug), Wm. House, J. A. Norton (drug), J. C. Cornell, A. M. Christman, Geo. Hartman, G. F. Miller, C. G. Stewart, A. F. Shepard, W. C. Fuller, C. W. Vosburgh, F. T. Getman (drug), W. H. Rozelle, B. D. Van Fleet, Frank Myers, Moore & Moore (drug), W. H. Egan, J. M. Petteys, Nichols & Huber, Stephen Reals, Harry Kaiser.

PALMYRA-C. M. Rifenburgh, N. R. Gardner (drug), W. A. Powers, B. H. Davis & Co. (drug) E. N. Parker, J. L. Hennessey, E. D. Sanders.

SAVANNAH-L. C. Sherman.

SODUS- E. M. Snider, Wm. Stewart, ____ Buckley, G. H. Case, C. Glimpse, ____ t & Smith, ____?

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