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From NY State Resources
Part 10

NEW 5/3/14    from the Clyde Democratic Herald, unknown date, Wednesday, December 4, 1901

List of Jurors

The following Trial Jurors have been drawn to serve at a County Court to be held at the Court House in Lyons on Monday, December 9, 1901, Hon. S. N. Sawyer, County Judge, presiding:

E. W. Croucher, agent, Marion
Leroy Scutt, farmer, Savannah
Frank L. Shotwell, farmer, Marengo
Charles Buchanan, farmer, Rose
William W. Myers, laborer, Sodus
Bigelow Dufloo, farmer, Sodus
Heman Douglass, mechanic, Savannah
Nicholas Disanto, farmer, Clyde
Edward Sauter, merchant, Lyons
William Downs, farmer, Walworth
Morrison Seager, farmer, North Rose
William D. Fisher, clerk, Sodus
Leonard Hood, farmer, Wallington
Theodore Robinson, farmer, Sodus
Albert Washburn, farmer, Huron
Wilbur Taylor, farmer, Huron
John Natt, farmer, Walworth
Rutherford Lamb, farmer, Huron
Darwin Mitchell, farmer, Rose
Frank E. Snyder, farmer, Sodus
John H. Gillett, farmer, Clyde
Judson Jones, farmer, Huron
Isaac Porray, farmer, Ontario
A. L. Hoffman, Jeweller, Lyons
Alburtus Peacock, farmer, Lincoln
S. J. Tobey, farmer, Walworth
Philip Klipple, farmer, Huron
James Jackson, farmer, Lyons
John Lowe, farmer, Macedon
Adam Brier, mechanic, Sodus
Henry Martin, teamster, Lyons
William E. Goodselle, carpenter, Newark
Carlton C. M. Hunt, capitalist, Palmyra
Stephen G. Turner, cattledealer, Sodus
Eli Grant, farmer, Savannah
Charles H. Baker, merchant, Walworth

What to Expect in Wayne County NY yards and flower gardens, 180 years ago.

NEW 5/3/14    from The Western Argus, Lyons NY, April 16, 1834


A FRESH supply just received from Albany, and for sale at the druggist store of F. CROSBY, JR.

Double Sunflower
Yellow Zinnia
Mixed Hollyhocks
Elegant Carcopsis [sic. Coreopsis]
Candetuft [sic. Candytuft]
Catch Fly [sic. Catchfly]
Red Zinnia
Brown Lupine
True Primrose
Red Tinged Poppy
Virgin Stock [sic. Virginia Stock]
Mixed Poppies
Early China Aster
Dwarf Convolvulus
Siberian Lark Spur
Agriamo Mexicanus [?]
Yellow Hawkweed
Chinese Lark Spur [sic. Larkspur]
Late China Aster
Rose Campion
Lobelia Cardinalis
White Fox Glove

Lemon Marigold
English Marigold
Orange Marigold
French Marigold
Red Fox Glove
Yellow Primrose
Blue Eupetoran [sic. Eupatorium]
Lady in Green
White Primrose
Princes' Feathers [sic. Prince's Feather]
Zinnia Elegans
Azure Blue Gilice [?]
Margin Poppies
Sweet Williams
Love Lies Bleeding
Winged P.
Starry Scallions [?]
Venus Looking-glass
Campanula Trucklutis
Red Lavetera [sic. Lavatera]
Scarlet Cacalia

NOTE: The druggist selling the flower seeds was Flavel Crosby, who Cowles said was the successor to the drug store business of Allen & Yarrington. Landmarks of Wayne County, New York, 1895, Page 241.

NEW 5/3/14    from The Lyons Republican, Friday, May 28, 1926

J. A. Keeslar of Los Angeles is visiting at the home of his son, Albert Keeslar of Lyons. Mr. Keeslar is 77 years old and made the trip from Los Angeles to Lyons alone.

NEW 5/3/14    from The Lyons Republican, Friday, June 4, 1926


Fourteen pupils have their work up on June 1st, as required by a rule of the Board of Education, as members of the graduating class. Possibly others may be admitted later. The pupils are: Mabel Brewer, Howard Carpenter, Emogene Coleman, Peter De Matteis, Rose De Vito, Harriet Edmonds, George Ernst, Charles Harding, Oscar Julin, George Miller, Harold Schlee, Ann Shuler, Florence Young, Armanda Myers.

NEW 5/3/14    from Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Saturday, December 9, 1893, page 4

The following have been elected officers of Keeslar Post, No. 55, G. A. R., of Wolcott: Commander, J. E. Lawrence; senior vice commander, J. H. Mead; junior vice commander, Henry Wellet; surgeon, Dr. T. S. Fish; quartermaster, Eron Peck; officer of the day, Aaron Chapman; officer of the guard, G. D. Green; delegate to state encampment, Colonel Anson S. Wood; alternate, George Johnson; trustees, E. W. Newberry, A. E. Fitch, George Johnson.

A. D. Adams Post, No. 153, Grand Army of the Republic, of Lyons, has elected the following officers to serve for the ensuing year: Commander, David H. Mann; senior vice-commander, George P. Price; junior vice-commander, Nicholas Ireland; surgeon, Andrew F. Sheldon; quartermaster, Lyman L. Dickerson; chaplain, A. C. Brook; officer of the day, Thomas Noble; officer of the guard, Martin Abert; delegate, Andrew F. Shelson; alternate, Thomas Noble.

Miss Apphia L. Kerfoot, daughter of Rev. Richard T. Kerfoot, rector of the Clyde St. John's Episcopal church, who is a student at the art institute in Chicago, has been one of the six, that after a thorough examination was a successful candidate for promotion. There were 150 students examined for that purpose, 144 of whom were unsuccesful (sic).

The following have been elected officers of Wolcott lodge, A. O. U. W.: Master workman, John L. Phillips; foreman, G. D. Green; overseer, H. D. Winchel; recorder, J. A. Merrill; financier, E. J. Peck; receiver, William H. Thomas; past master workman, A. P. Peck; trustee, G. M. Knapp; delagate (sic) to grand lodge, A. P. Peck; alternate, G. D. Green.

NEW 5/3/14    from the Lake Shore News, Wolcott NY, unknown date in 1912

Mrs. Wellie Olmsted, of Wolcott, was taken with a heart attack Monday and was quite sick, but has been improving since.

NEW 5/3/14    from The Arcadian Weekly Gazette, unknown date in the first week of March 1890


Mrs. Olan Snyder is very low with measles.

John Negus who has been an invalid for a long time is sinking fast - no hopes are entertained for his rallying.

Elder Lawton has accepted a call to the Christian church in Castile. He will leave here the first of April. His four years ministry here has endeared him to the hearts of his parishiners (sic) and his departure will leave many sad hearts.

Mrs. Riley Sanford is suffering from a severe attack of erysipelas. Mrs. Matie Post of East Palmyra is taking care of her.

F. S. VanOstrand starts Tuesday, March 11, for Marion, Kansas, to visit his son Byron, and accompany his daughter Mary H. VanOstrand home.


Ella Lehn, of Newark, has been visiting her cousin, Miss Katie Bartholome.

Irving and Andrew Youngs are home from Baltimore, where they have been attending the Dental College.

Port Gibson

Katie, Frank and Harry Bartholomew were all prostrated last week with the measles. Claude Wilson is much better. Mr. Pepper is about as usual - barely able to sit up when propped with quilts and pillows.

NEW 5/3/14    from The Democratic Herald, Clyde NY, Wednesday, November 1, 1893

Misses Satie and Ida Lendt, of New York City, passed several days last week, with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Lendt in Lock Berlin.

Rollin Hoffman, of Newark, the young man who ran the 440 yard dash on the Palmyra track last fall in 47 seconds, thereby breaking the world's record, will enter Union college next fall. Mr. Hoffman will receive a scholarship and a salary from the college.

NEW 5/3/14    from The Arcadian Weekly Gazette, March 14, 1906


An adjourned hearing in the case of Lottie Jones Wooby, who killed her husband, was held Thursday. Sentiment seems to be very much in her favor in Lyons.

NEW 5/3/14    from The Lyons Republican, Friday, January 30, 1914

William Madden, a former Clyde boy, and at one time a resident of this village, now of East Syracuse, looked up old friends here Thursday.

Benton S. Rude, who was recently appointed to a fine position in the bill drafting department at Albany this week removed his family to Delmar, a small place about six miles from the capital. His mother, Mrs. Ellen Sergeant Rude, has been staying at the Myers hospital in Sodus during the moving time. She will join the family later.

Michael VanDercook, when a boy a resident of this village, was badly injured by being struck by an automobile in Indianapolis last Saturday. The last word to Lyons relatives was to the effect that he was still unconscious and could not live. Mr. Vandercook's wife is a sister of Bert Stanley. W. H. Vandercook of Rose is an uncle. They visited here and in Rose last October. Since going west Mr. Vandercook has prospered in the real estate field. He is 60 years old.

Lyman Marshall of Honeoye Falls was the guest of his brother, Dr. H. E. Marshall Saturday.

Mrs. Marshall of Honeoye Falls was the guest of her son, Dr. H. E. Marshall, a few days last week.

John Gafney, an old Lyons boy, now of Syracuse where he is a prosperous hotel keeper, spent Tuesday with William Fehr.

Sylvanus Bailey, Sr., truant officer, has been ill since the holidays and unable to attend to his duties. Sylvanus Jr. has been keeping the pupils in line during his father's illness.

Mrs. William Van Camp received good news this week from her brother George in Denver, who underwent an operation last week.

The Senior Class of the Lyons High School this week took in five new members. They are: Misses Alice Young, Dorothy Hubbard, Gertrude Sherman, George Warneke and Arthur Trautman.

Mrs. Josephine Speller of Penfield is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Dunn. This is her first visit to her home town in forty years. Mrs. Speller is a daughter of the late Talman Baker who years ago worked at the bench in the Cosart shoe store. He served in the 9th Heavy Artillery in the Civil War.

NEW 2/17/14    from State of New York No. 59, In Assembly, January 13, 1902, Ninth Annual Report of the Commissioner of Agriculture, page 33.

List of State Cheese Brands Issued During the Year Ending December 31, 1901, by Counties.


EurekaWillis F. Merrill Wolcott
Huron Crystal Spring Samuel Cosad Wolcott
Red Creek Co. Geo. Robertson Red Creek

NEW 2/17/14   from The Newark Gazette, Wednesday, September 26, 1906


The following letters were advertised in the Newark post-office, Sept. 22, 1906.

Adolff, Mr. A.Andrews, D. B.
Bouman, Ed. J.Bielousk, J.
Bunk, WillardRoberts, Bros.
Dunbar, J. G.Stephen, Grace
Hull, H. T.King, D. S.
Neyer, A. B.Sauers, John
Weil, Mr. E.
R. P. GROAT, P. M.

NEW 2/17/14   from The Marion Enterprise, Friday, January 26, 1923, front page


Mrs. Thankful Bilby Taber, who passed her ninety-second birthday anniversary on January 15, is the oldest of five generations of the Bilby family now living in Marion. The others are Mrs. Louisa Bilby Allen, Elmer J. Allen, Wayne P. Allen and Catherine Ann Allen.

NEW 2/17/14   from The Marion Enterprise, Saturday, Jan. 19, 1901


To Mr. and Mrs. Weslie J. Brewer, of Walworth, Jan. 7, 1901, a son.

To Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Skinner, Jan. 16, 1901, a daughter.

NEW 2/17/14   from The Newark Courier, January 10, 1901


Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Kaler, of Orleans, have been visiting her sister, Mrs. Henry Smith.

The following are the births, marriages and deaths in this vicinity during the year 1900:


Jan 30th, Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth Steele, daughter
Feb 17th, Mr. and Mrs. August Wondersee, daughter
April 13, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Himes, son
July 20, Mr. and Mrs. Merriman Watters, son
Sept 4, Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Steitler, twin daughters


Dec 26, Charles B. Espenmiller and Miss Belle E. Pulver


Mrs. Nellie Russell, Jan 9th, 68 years
Mrs. Debbie Hill, Feb 25, 68 yrs
Miss Hannah Bishop, March 18, 75 yrs
Mrs. Adaline Cramer, May 5th, 64 yrs
Miss Emma Bernhard, Nov 3d, 43 yrs
James Rush, April 14, 59 years
Mrs. Robert Carpenter, Nov 30, _9 (illegible)

NEW 2/17/14  From The Lyons Republican, Friday, June 3, 1927

Miss Pauline Coleman was home from Mechanics Institute, Rochester, over the week end and holiday.

Mrs. Sara Etta Center of South Butler is a patient at the Barber Hospital, suffering from a fractured hip.

Mr. and Mrs. James Boyle, Jr., and daughter of Syracuse, have been spending the past week with his parents on Catherine street.

Miss Clara Hartnagel of Lyons was graduated last week Thursday from the Rochester General Hospital. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hartnagel and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hartnagel attended the exercises.

NEW 2/17/14  From The Newark Union, Saturday, January 12, 1907

The following officers have been elected by Saskatchewan Tribe, No. 170, I. O. R. M.: Sachem, E. DeWeaver; S. Sagamore, A. DeWindt; J. Sagamore, I. VanRyan; Prophet, J. Tellier; Chief of Records and Col. of Wampum, C. P. Kelley; Keeper of Wampum, A. Appleman; Trustee, A. DeWindr (sic).

The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Arcadia National Bank was held at the bank Tuesday. The following officers and directors were elected: Directors, Chas. L. Crothers, Wm. H. Hyde, Chas. E. Leggett, Peter R. Sleight, Geo. C. Perkins; officers, Peter R. Sleight, president; William H. Hyde, vice-president; L. W. Wilder, cashier. The regular semi-annual dividend of 4 per cent was declared.

The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Newark State Bank was held Tuesday evening and the following officers and directors were re-elected: President, Calvin P. H. Vary; vice-president, S. S. Peirson; cashier, S. Ray Peirson; directors, S. S. Peirson, M. H. Wilber, H. R. Drake, S. Ray Peirson, Dr. J. A. Reed, Dr. N. L. McDonald, Calvin P. H. Vary.

The annual meeting of the First National Bank was held Tuesday. The following officers and directors were re-elected: President, D. P. Smith; vice-president, Byron Thomas; cashier, Frank Garlock; assistant cashier, F. Fletcher Garlock; teller, Emor H. Ridley; bookkeeper, W. T. Peirson; directors, Byron Thomas, D. P. Smith, Frank Garlock, T. D. Prescott and C. W. Stuart.

NEW 2/17/14  From The Lyons Republican, Friday, July 30, 1926

Mrs. Arthur Jennings and son of Schenectady former residents of Lyons have been spending a few days with Mrs. Harriet Howell.

Mrs. James V. Campbell who has been the guest of her sister, Miss Dora Platt for two weeks, will return to New York on Sunday.

Carlton Stanley, a former Lyons boy, who is connected with the Clark Tructractor Company of Buchanan, Mich., writes the editor that the Service Department of the company is being moved to Battle Creek, Mich., and that he will be transferred to that place which means for him a fine promotion. The many friends of Mr. Stanley in Lyons will join him with us in extending sincere congratulations on his well merited advancement.

NEW 2/17/14  From The Clyde Herald, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 1924

Mrs. Cora Giles, of Syracuse, spent several days last week in Clyde with her aunt, Mrs. Seymour Hoffman.

Mrs. Adah Hughson Brown and sister, Mrs. F. A. DeLany, were called to Utica, Friday last, by the death of their brother-in-law, P. G. Pflanz.

Miss Kathryn Scutt spent the weekend in Rochester with her cousin, Miss Dorothy Zwack. While there she attended the graduation exercises at West High School of which Miss Zwack was among the number of 105 in the class.

Mr. and Mrs. George Moscrip, of Weedsport, former resident of this village, were in Clyde to attend the social and dance given in Odd Fellows Hall last Friday evening. Mr. Moscrip has always retained his membership in Clyde Lodge No. 300, I. O. O. F.

NEW 2/17/14  From The Clyde Herald, Wednesday, July 5, 1916

Mrs. William Brewster, of Brockport, is visiting here with her sister, Mrs. Elmer Humphrey.

Ray Stell, of Oneonta, was home for the Fourth with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stell.

E. Q. Corrie, of Medina, spent several days the fore part of the week with his daughter, Mrs. E. L. Inman.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Clancy, of St. Louis, are spending their honeymoon here with his sister, Mrs. E. J. Watson.

John and Arthur Bramer, of Cortland, were home with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Bramer, over Sunday and the Fourth.

Mrs. Irene Zwickle, of Buffalo, has come to Clyde to spend the summer vacation with her grandmother, Mrs. Michael Moriarty.

Mr. and Mrs. James Welch, Miss Rose Welch and Earl Welch, of Syracuse, came to Clyde last Saturday to attend the funeral of P. E. Welch.

Miss Hazel Hall, of Waterbury, Conn., came to Clyde the fore part of the week for a two weeks' visit with her grandparent, Hon. Thomas Robinson.

Hyland Baggerly, for the past 20 years the sporting editor of the San Francisco Bulletin, has severed his connections with that Journal and purchased at San Jose, Cal., an afternoon paper, for which he paid $73,000, and of which he is the sole proprietor and editor. Mr. Baggerly is a former Clyde boy, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Baggerly of this village, another one of many who have gone out from this village and made a success of their life's work.

Mrs. Chas. R. Tuck left last evening to join her husband in Geneva where he has a position in the munitions factory.

NEW 2/17/14  From The Lyons Republican, Friday, November 1, 1918

Dr. James Gleason, son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Gleason of this village, has received his commission as first lieutenant in the dental branch of the service. He received orders Saturday to be ready for camp in ten days. No particular camp was designated at that time but the orders are expected any day. Since finishing his dental course at the University of Buffalo Dr. Gleason has had an office in Rochester.

Mrs. E. W. Carr has received word that her brother, G. H. Peddle, is en route to France. Mr. Peddle has a commission in the Medical Corps.

Sergeant Howard Marshall of the Students' Training Camp at Michigan University has been selected for artillery service and ordered to Fortress Monroe for training.

A card was received at this office yesterday morning from Private Albert Shelley saying that he had at last arrived safely overseas. He says that he is well and having a good time and had a fine trip over.


Mrs. S. W. Houston and daughter Marjorie have returned to their home in New Hartford street, after spending the past two months with Dr. S. W. Houston at Camp Upton.

Word has been received by Dewitt Fowler, Sr., of Huron, that his son Leslie Fowler, who is in France, has been severely wounded and is in a base hospital.

NEW 2/17/14  From The Lyons Republican, Friday, October 25, 1918

Edward B. Mogenhan, U. S. N., attached to the U.S. Transport Deepwater, is home on a brief furlough.

Mrs. Bodine of Aurora, Ill., is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Theodore Veeder. Mrs. Bodine is 90 years of age. Mrs. Veeder is also entertaining her sister, Mrs. Mundy of Illinois.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Hartnagel have received word that their son, Karl, who is with the 309th Infantry in France, is a patient in a hospital in France. He was the victim of mustard gas.

Harold B. Lauster, son of Mrs. Joseph Mogenhan, Jr., who enlisted in the Marines some time ago, received a call to report for training Monday and yesterday left for Rochester. He goes from there to Paris Island, S. C.

Word has been received at Fulton of the safe arrival overseas of Frederick Radder, former manager of the Endicott-Johnson shoe store in that city. Mr. Radder is well known in Lyons where he made his home up to a few years ago when he went to work in Fulton.

NEW 2/17/14  From The Lyons Republican, Friday, October 11, 1918

Mrs. Jeremiah Collins spent part of last week with her daughter, Miss Theresa Collins, in Buffalo.

Earl Stephan of the U. S. Navy, stationed at Harvard where he is taking a course in radio, has been spending a furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George H.(?) Stephan.

Mrs. F. A. Welsh of St. Louis, who before marriage was Miss Mamie Demming and lived in Lyons twenty years ago, arrived at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clifford Noble, Saturday night.

Harry Moore of the U. S. Navy has been detached from the transport on which he had made several trips across the Atlantic and is now stationed in France doing hospital duty. He is very much pleased with his new assignment.

Lieut. John Finigan of the U. S. Army and who has for some time been in Buffalo, stopped off in Lyons to spend a few hours with his mother and grandmother Tuesday evening, on his way to Camp Devens, Mass., where he had been called Monday.

Lyons friends have received word that Jason Parker, a former Lyons boy and graduate of our local High School, is now in camp at Chattanooga, Tenn., and has recently received the rank of captain in the Medical Corps. Captain Parker usually comes to Lyons to spend his summers and spent several weeks of this summer at the Cold farm.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dunn are rejoicing over the birth of a son, ___ ___ (name omitted for privacy). The little fellow arrived at the Lyons Hospital Saturday, October 5.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Skinner are rejoicing over the arrival of a nine-pound boy, Wednesday, named ___ ___ (name omitted for privacy). Young ---- is among the young patriots who possesses a Liberty Bond of his own.

NEW 12/28/13   from The Newark Union, Saturday, April 6, 1907

The Presbyterian Ladies' Aid Union elected the following officers for the ensuing year, Monday evening: Mrs. John F. Hayes, president; Mrs. John T. Pearsall, Mrs. Henry Schimpf, Mrs. George R. Borradaile, vice-presidents; Mrs. Seymour H. Sours, secretary; Miss Helena B. Webler, treasurer.

A large delegation of veterans from the two Grand Army posts in this town will attend the proposed observance at Wolcott next Tuesday of the anniversary of the surrender of General Lee to General Grant at Appomattox and of the founding of the Grand Army of the Republic. Train No. 111/141(?), the flyer, will stop at Wallington and at Wolcott on that date.

Robert Jeffers, one of the oldest and best known citizens of Alton, having become unable to care for himself, has gone to the Wayne County home to reside.

NEW 12/28/13  From The Marion Enterprise, Saturday, Jan. 11, 1896


Marion Collegiate Institute


W. C. Tifft, A. M., Principal, Greek, Latin and Training Class George S. Gardner, Ph. B., Mathematics and Sciences Mary Gertrude Young, English and German Mrs. W. C. Tifft, Art Work and Drawing Ada M. Kennicott, Instrumental Music Helen Louise Young, Assistant in English and Mathematics

Last half year begins Feb. 2, 1896

NEW 12/28/13  From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Tuesday, November 1, 1904

Letters of administration were issued to Seth C. Woodard and Sarah M. Woodard in the matter of the personal estate of Charles Woodard, who died in North Lyons, October 13, 1904.

NEW 12/28/13  From The Newark Courier, unknown date in September 1876

From Huron.

There is to be another hotel in town. Mr. Thomas Hill, living near East Bay, has lately put up a building to be used for that purpose, and we understand, gives a grand dance this week in the new hotel. Mr. Hill can accommodate the fishing parties that visit East Bay. Wo says that Huron is now growing and a noted place? Three hotels - Lake Bluff, Bridcoe's Cove, the Two Bays and --- Port Glasgow, Oh! ... A heavy rain and strong wind last Sunday. A great number of apples blown off by the wind.
Sept. 18, 1876

From Sodus.

The farmers are sowing their wheat, cutting their corn, and gathering their early apples for market. They sell at $1.25 per barrel. Some are digging their potatoes, and selling at 60 cts, per bushel, while others intend to wait for $1.50. ... Last week I was told that the wife of O. Johnson was to be brought to Sodus for burial. It proved to be his mother. ... Improvements: Sprague Granger is erecting a wall for an addition to his house. J. D. Proseus' house is nearly finished, so is J. Birdsall's store.
Sept. 18

From Marion.

Mr. Stephen Reeves has gone to Benton Harbor, Michigan, in answer to a telegraph dispatch, to attend the funeral of his mother.
Sept. 19

NEW 12/28/13  From The Clyde Herald, Wednesday, July 12, 1916

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Spillane, of East Syracuse, formerly of Clyde, and their son, John, with his bride, were the Sunday guests of Clyde friends.

Miss Mildred Knight left Saturday for Amsterdam after a week spent in Clyde with her cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Knight.

Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Kellogg left yesterday to pass a week at the home of their daughter, Mrs. J. P. Lawyer, in Binghamton.

NEW 12/28/13  From The Palmyra Courier, Friday Morning, December 10, 1897

Henry D. Sanders has opened a confectionary store in the Jarvis block, in the place formerly occupied by A. B. Taylor. Mr. Sanders has a fine line of choice confectionary and he informs us that he will have a restaurant in the rear part of his store in the near future, when a good meal may be procured at any hour.

The Lyons Grange elected the following officers on Saturday of last week. Worth master, George B. Sheppard, overseer, George Munn; lecturer, Miss Ida Barton; chaplain, Rev. R./B.(?) D. Fish; steward, Louis Kurtz; assistant steward, George Davis; treasurer, Elizabeth Bennett; secretary, Mrs. Rose Horn; gate keeper, Charles Smart; pomona, Miss Mamie Gardner; flora, Miss Electa Paylor; ceres, Miss Emma Gress; lady assistant steward, Mrs. John N. Dunn; chorister, Henry Teachout; organist, Miss Louis Ennis; librarian, Mrs. J. Sidney Roys; executive committee, Dr. Andrew F. Sheldon, J. Sidney Roys, Elijah P. Taylor.

Miss Mary Bowman of the Buffalo Normal school is spending a few days at her home in this village.

The Misses Lipsky of Rochester spent a few days in town, last week, with their father, Mr. M. Lipsky.

NEW 12/28/13  From The Arcadian Weekly Gazette, January 8, 1902


Charles Winslow who was quite severely injured last week, when his horse ran away at Newark, was brought home Saturday. It is feared that the injuries he sustained will disfigure him for life.

Miss Ada B. Parker returned to Lock Haven, Pa., Monday morning to resume her duties in the State Normal there.

Mrs. Samuel T. Stacy and little Sammy have returned home after an absence of two weeks in Rochester.

John J. Stacy and Walter S. Throop attended the Free Mason banquet and hop at Newark Friday night.

NEW 12/1/10   From The Newark Union, Saturday, February 23, 1907, page 2

Mrs. Irving Colburn, of Newark, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Pond, at Lock Berlin.

Mrs. Mary Richardson is expecting her son, James Richardson, from the West in a few days, for a week's visit.

Stewart Robinson and Miss Grace Eldridge were married at Macedon, Wednesday.

The marriage of Miss Nellie Minnie Millie, of Sodus, to Mr. C. Alfred Colvin, of Wolcott, occurred in Sodus February 21st.

Mr. and Mrs. Eber Wood will leave town Monday to live in Penn Yan. Mr. Wood has been employed by Mr. Goldsworthy for the past few weeks.

Mr. and Mrs. G. N. Card attended the funeral of Mrs. R. J. Ward, of Rochester, Monday. Mrs. Ward was a sister of Mrs. Card. On account of the funeral, Miss Hallie Card did not return to her school duties at Newark until Tuesday. - Despatch correspondent, Fairport Mail.

From Clyde Democratic Herald, Wednesday, April 12th, 1899

Arrested for Fraud.

Mrs. Robert Reynolds of Alton has been arrested on the charge of receiving a pension under fraudulent circumstances. It seems that Mrs. Reynolds was the wife of an old veteran named James Perce. He died about eight years ago. She applied for a widow's pension and received it. About five years ago she married Robert Reynolds and is said to have been drawing a widow's pension since that time. The government was informed that the proceedings were illegal and an agent of the pension bureau came to Alton and learned the circumstances. He left for Lyons and sent a deputy sheriff after Mrs. Reynolds and she was taken to the county seat.

Court News.

An action has been started by Ida S. Valentine vs. Phebe C. Tait and others for the purpose of having partitioned the real estate left to the late Charles R. Huston, deceased, of Savannah.

Mrs. John Ford and son Allie left Saturday for their new home in Flint, Mich. They will stop a few days in Palmyra and Fairport on their way.

Edward Riley and Miss Ida Miner, of Rose, were united in marriage, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Miner, Rev. A. Abrams, pastor of the Rose church officiating.

Thomas Howes of this village presenting his life motion pictures depicting the famous Passion Play was presented last night in Graves' Hall Wolcott under the auspices of the Ontario Shore lodge, No. 495, I.O.O.F.

Timbers used in building the lock in this village in 1823 were discovered here this week while workmen were making repairs, and excavations in the bottom of the canal. There are twenty-four of them, each 23 feet long, 12 by 18 inches, all in a perfect state of preservation. They will be used for building purposes.

A second survey for a route for the proposed Lyons-Sodus Point electric railroad has been begun by Surveyor A. J. Grant, of Rochester. The divergence of the second route from the first one is at the point near the Theodore Barton farm, where the first route tours westward. The present survey will continue north along the east road passing through South Sodus on the east side and thence on to Alton.

From The Arcadian Weekly Gazette, April 30, 1902, page 7

The engagement has been announced of Miss Minerva Wood, of Newark, to Mr. Otto Egge, formerly of this village but now of Denver, Colo. Both young people are very well known and popular in Lyons society. Miss Wood had been for several years past one of the teachers at the Lyons Union school, and during her residence here has made many friends. Mr. Egge has held the position of head chemist at the sugar factory for the last two campaigns, resigning recently to take a more preferable position in a Colorado factory. - Lyons Republican.

A son was born Thursday to Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Harvey.

D.M. Filkins & Son have dissolved partnership. The son, W. M. Filkins, will hereafter conduct the Newark business alone. D. M. Filkins has a coal yard in Rochester.

From The Newark Union, Saturday, April 27, 1907, page 2

Joy Personals and Notes.

Joy, April 26.- Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Feiock are entertaining Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Feiock and children, of California, for a few days.

Mrs. Martha Lape and family spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Allen, of Sodus Point.

Karl Wagner, of Newark, called on friends in Iowa Monday.

Glen Miller entertained Fred Cheetham, of Williamson, and Arthur DeMay, of Sodus Center, Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Allen and Miss Mabel Stevens were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stevens, of North Lyons, Sunday.

Graduates of the State Normal and Training School, Buffalo, N.Y., June 1900
Lucia S. Gillette, Lyons, Wayne co.
Emily Margaret Moran, Lyons, Wayne co.
Lilla L. Wilson, Palmyra, Wayne Co.

From The Record, Sodus, N.Y., April 15, 1898


Andrew J. Shaw of Sodus
Centre Found Dead in a Box
Car at Oswego. Evidences
Point to Foul Play.

The citizens of this town were startled Tuesday afternoon when the announcement was made that Andrew J. Shaw had been found dead in a box car at Oswego, and that marks of violence were plainly visible indicating that he had met his death by foul play.

It seems that Andrew Shaw left his home at Sodus Centre last Saturday forenoon, informing his mother that he would be absent for two or three days. He went to Wallington and purchased a ticket for Oswego. Before leaving it is said that he hinted that he was going to arrange a match between Lyons and Oswego birds. When he purchased his ticket he offered a five dollar greenback for payment. How much more money he possessed no one knows. He was seen to board the train and that was the last seen of him alive by people in this town.

Sunday the dead body of a young man was found in a box car at Oswego and taken to the morgue for identification. Many people called, but the body was unrecognized. Monday night and Tuesday successive telegrams were received at town offices asking if Charles Klumpp, John Marenus or Henry Shaver were missing from home. Advice were immediately sent in the negative. A little later a despatch inquired if Andrew Shaw was absent from home. This answer was in the affirmative. A telephone communication was kept up with Sodus Centre until it was decided for certain that the body of the dead man found Sunday was that of Shaw. A sister immediately made arrangements to take the evening train for Oswego Tuesday to bring the remains home. Wednesday night the body as brought to Wallington, where it was met by Undertaker Andrew and conveyed to the home of his mother.

The funeral services were held yesterday at 2 p. m., and burial was made at Zurich.

Coroner Vowinkle of Oswego has decided to held an inquest and make a post mortem examination to-day. It was the wish of the young man's sister.

It is generally believed that the young man was killed by Oswego toughs. The papers there state that he entered a salon Saturday and after drinking quite heavily, invited some of the men assembled to attend a cock fight. He left the place in company with a few of the tougher element, remarking that he would like to see the worst section of the city.

The next day the dead body was found in the box car in the toughest part of the town. Marks of violence were discovered and his clothing was badly disarranged. A piece of his watch chain was dangling from his vest and no money was found on his person. It is probable that he was killed and robbed of both. The Oswego police are working on the case and it seems as though they ought to clear the matter up. People here are naturally excited over the affair and are anxious to have the suspense relieved. It is possible that financial aid may be obtained from Sodus to warrant thorough inveatigation of the tragedy.

Andrew J. Shaw was a young man who possessed a great many friends as he was liberal to a fault. He was a faithful worker on the home farm and was a great help to the family. His one fault was the use of intoxicants and when under the influence of liquor was very daring.

A few years ago he enlisted in the United States army, but grew tired of the service and deserted the ranks. He was traced to Sodus and then taken west for court martial. He was sentenced to imprisonment in the guard house at a Kansas fort for the offense, but was pardoned a little later. He has resided at Sodus Centre since that time.

His untimely death is greatly to be regretted and the friends and relatives have the deepest sympathy of the people in this town.

Webler-Metz Wedding (page 5)

The marriage of Frederick C. Webler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Webler, and Miss Clara M. Metz, daughter of Mrs. Saloma Metz, both of Sodus Centre, which occurred at the Presbyterian Church last Tuesday at 4:30 p. m., was the social event of the season. [refer to paper for long description of ceremony and guest list.]

From The Herald, Clyde N.Y., Wednesday October 4, 1911

North Rose

Born- To Mr. and Mrs. Ray Griswold, a son.

Mrs. Elenor Lyman will celebrate her 89th birthday next Sunsday at the hom of her son Wm. Lyman. She is in excellent health. Her eye sight is of the best she can read and does fine sewing without the aid of glasses. Mrs. Lyman is of Dutch decent (sic). She was born in Tyre, Seneca County October 8, 1822. Her parents were John Griggs and Abagail Brown Griggs who came from Dutchess to Seneca county in the early part of 19th century, traveling with their ox-teams it took several weeks to make the trip. In 1849(?) Elenor Griggs was united in marrige to John Lyman son of Samuel Lyman who was known as one of the most vigorous abolitionists in Rose. It is said that Samuel Lyman's barn concealed more runaway slaves than any other building in town. He was reported to be a "station man" on the under-ground railway for the escaping of slaves to Canda. Mrs. Lyman began house-keeping in a log structure on the old Samuel Lyman farm. This particular spot is also noted for the opening of the best store in the town of Rose. The store was opened in the early years of the 19th century by Zenas Fairbanks. Here, too was an ashery and close by was the first lime kiln in town. Mrs. Lyman is the mother of six children three of whom are now living Charles and William Lyman of Rose and Samuel Lyman of Syracuse. She has also twenty-two grand-children and three great grand children, some of Mrs. Lyman's ancestors attained a great age. an aunt Mrs. Baird died in Weedsport a number of years ago at the age of 104(?) years. (Note: the typesetter was lax.)

Lyle Stone, 17-year-old son of Homer Stone, attacked by tramps last Sunday night has since been in a serious condition. He suffered several convulsions and a part of the time it took six men to hold him. On Sunday evening young Stone started for the creamery, where he has ben employed for some time, to get his ___ which he had left there. Upon reaching the building he found it occupied by three tramps . he ordered the tramps out but they refused to go where upon Stone hastened to the home of F. D. Baker the owner of the creamery and notified him. The lad started imediatly (sic) back to the village and Mr. Baker came a short time after with several men who were in the vicinity. They found Stone lying near the track with a slight wound on his head. He was carried to his home where he suffered convulsions when rational he is able to give a coherent story. He states that when near the rail road track he was seized by three men, gagged and tied to the rail road track but that he succeeded in untying the rope and getting away. Several pieces of the rope were found near the creamery. Dr. G. A. Jones and Dr. Winchell attended the injured lad.

News was received here of the death of C. J. Bartleson who was run over by a train and instantly killed at Charlotte Monday evening. Mr. Bartleson was for many years butter maker in the North Rose creamery and later accepted a position as brakeman. [Note: this is Cornelius Bartleson, for whom a 10/2/1911 record is noted in the Norton Funeral Home Records (Sodus NY).]

From The Herald, Clyde, N.Y., Wednesday, December 26, 1906


Mr. Olmstead Servens has left for Paris, Ill., where he will remain until spring.

The R. F.D. No. 4 has changed hands. Mr. Claude Sloan has taken the place of Homer Jenkins.

From The Clyde Times, Thursday, October 8, 1908

At the hotel last night, a meeting was held to form a football club. Charles Yeager was elected manager, George Kopelwich captain, Frank Lester coach, Dr. G. S. Allen treasurer, and C. A. Barnes, Dennis Sheehan, and C. G. Smith directors. All football players are requested to come out for practice. Watertown, Hobart College and other big teams of the state will be played. There will be a game with Lyons on Oct. 16.

Certificate of incorporation of the Wayne Cunty Humane society for the prevention of Cruelty to Animals, was filed at the Wayne County clerk's last week. The principal office of the corporation will be in the village of Clyde; annual lmeetings will be held June 1st in each year; number of directors is twenty. Those for the first year are: Mrs. Eugenia C. Ely, Dr. Thomas H. Hallett, Rev. John J. Gleason, William Tobin, Rev. Frank N. Bouck, Claude Ludington, Charles M. Delling, Eugene N. Hughson, Frank I./L.(?) Waldorf, Charles A. Sloan, George G. Roe, Mrs. Mary H. Barrett, Mrs. Minnie Zeluff, Mrs. Fannie Deling, Miss Carrie Denison, Mrs. Mary Denison, Mrs. Juliette L'Amoreaux, Miss May L. Palmer, William LaRue.


Some six years ago John Welch, a son of James Welch of this village, enlisted in the army. He was a plumber by trade, sober, industrious and thrifty. He served through his first enlistment with credit. He saw much active service in the Philippines and won a fine reputation for daring.

At the end of his first term he re-enlisted and served with continued credit through his second term. During his soldier life John exhibited the same traits of soberness and thrift that were characteristic of him while working at his trade here in Clyde.

At the close of his second term he had concluded to leave the service. He had saved his money and had a fund of several hundred dollars. He returned to the United States with his troop and was in camp in Arizona when his people here heard from him, that he had received an honorable discharge and was about to start for home.

At that time his suit case was packed with most of his belongings, including his money. Then some miscreant unknown, but presumably some former companion in arms, stole the suit case and of course with its contents.

Young Welch was so chagrined at this stroke of misfortune after intending to start in business as a plumber that he immediately re-enlisted land started again for the Philippines, much to the disappointment of his parents and friends here.

Recently the suit case, shipped by express from New Orleans, was received by Mr. Welch here, accompanied by a note from some stranger who said he had found it in that city and had learned the home address of the owner from a prayer-book given to young Welch by his mother and inscribed within.

The suit case contained all the lost property of the young soldier except the money.


Morris Donovan, who recently suffered a broken limb, is rapidly recovering.

Miss Olive M. Hunt was home from Syracuse University to pass Saturday and Sunday.

Fred Brewster was home from Syracuse University for a number of days the latter part of last week.

H. P. Kenyon returned the latter part of last week from a visit of two weeks with friends in Syracuse.

Miss Marjorie Mackie, of Wolcott, has been passing some time with her grand-parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Mackie.

Arthur Himna has been home from Syracuse University for a week past because of the serious condition of his mother, who has been very ill.

Miss Florence Tibbetts, after a two weeks' vacation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Delos Tibbetts, has returned to Oswego to resume her duties with the National Starch Co.

From the Clyde Democratic Herald, March 4, 1890

The marriage of Albert Williams to Miss Carrie Stack was solemnized on Thursday evening at the bride's residence north of Clyde.

Edward Perry was united in marriage to Miss Addie Tillo at the bride's residence, Thursday evening, Rev. Jno. Evans officiating.

John Sheridan, a former well-known resident of this village, who has been working at St. Paul, Minn., for the past three and a half years, is in town and will remain about a week.

From the Arcadian Weekly Gazette, Newark NY, unknown date 1889

A. J. Eaton, once a popular clerk in the Burnham grocery, is now pleasantly installed in the ticket office at the Central depot, Syracuse.

Mr. Weaver, on Union street, is in bad health and was visited last week by his son, George, of Gloversville, who also visited his Sodus relatives.

Willis G. Carmer, formerly principal of the Lyons union school, now of Dolgeville, will be married Friday October 4th, to Miss Minnie Bostwick, who spent last winter in Newark, and has since been with her mother in Colorado. The ceremony will take place at the residence of Mrs. J. M. Pitkin on Miller street, sister of Miss Bostwick.

Mrs. Minnie Krum Castner and children left for Denver, this morning.

Several Newark relatives are attending the wedding of Miss Nellie Buell in Lyons to-day.

Mrs. Louise Reed and little daughter, after a pleasant summer in Newark, will start for their Henry (South Dakota) home, to-morrow morning.

Henry G. Tinsley, of Pomona, Cal., and Miss Helen Griswold were married last evening at the residence of the bride's grandmother, Mrs. Daniel Jenison, Lock Berlin. Rev. L. A. Ostrander performed the ceremony in the presence of about sixty guests. Heman D. Rogers and Albert Leach were the ushers and Miss Emma Tinsley, the ten year old sister of the groom, acted as maid of honor. They left at once for California.

Other Tinsley-Griswold announcements:

The Geneva Gazette, Friday, September 27, 1889
On the 24th inst., Henry G. Tinsley, late of Lyons, now of Pomona, Cal., was married to Miss Helen Griswold of Lock Berlin. We number the groom among our most highly esteemed acquaintances, to whom we extend congratulations.

The Geneva Advertiser, Tuesday, October 1, 1889
The wedding of Henry G. Tinsley and Miss Helen Griswold at Lock Berlin last Tuesday evening was one of the most brilliant Wayne county has seen in many a day.

From the Arcadian Weekly Gazette, unknown date in December 1888

Anna Nelson of Fairville is spending the holidays in New York with her brother, Dr. W. S. Nelson.

James C. Jackson of Canandaigua has erected a fine family monument of granite in the East Newark cemetery.

Fletcher Williams of Hobart is home for the holidays.

C.N. Cressy was home from Rochester for Christmas.

Miss Nellie Forte is home from school in New York spending the holidays.

Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Brewster spent Christmas in Rochester with Mrs. B.'s parents.

Mrs. Eva Howell of Weedsport spent Christmas with her parents Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Peirsons.

Mr. and Mrs. G. D. Loop of North-East, Pa., are visiting their son, Geo. W. Loops. Mr. and Mrs. Pattison of Buffalo are guests of the latter's sister, Mrs. G. W. Loop.

From The Clyde Times, November 18, 1915

A. L. Foote, owner of the property two miles northwest of Newark known as Hydesville, where spiritualism originated, has sold the house in which the spirits were first communicated with. It will be taken to Lily Dale, Chautauqua county, N.Y., spiritualistic headquarters.

The will of Anna Odell, late of Lock Berlin, was on Monday admitted to probate before Judge Clyde W. Knapp and letters testamentary were issued to Samuel Odell to whom by the terms of the will the estate is bequeathed.

E. T. Ketchum who has been here for sometime left Sunday for his home at Union accompanied by his mother Mrs. Rebecca Ketchum who will pass the winter there.

Mrs. Delos Tibbetts has returned after passing the pst week at the homes of her daughters Mrs. H. S. Chapin of Huron and Mrs. O. George Bond of Oswego.

Judson L. Transue, cashier of the State Bank at Williamson, has resigned his position because of ill health.

Michael McGowan towerman on the New York Central at the Glasgow street crossing, has resigned his position and left Tuesday for Fredonia, Kan. where he has a position in the window glass house. James Weaver succeeds him at the tower.

Howard Madden has secured a position in Syracuse and is moving his family to that city.

Mr. and Mrs. Seymour Hoffman were guests of their son Lester Hoffman at East Rochester for the week end.

Dr. and Mrs. C. E. Zeleff have removed from Buffalo to Clyde, where will make their home.

Mrs. Vernon Smith of Rochester is spending some time with her parents Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Corrigan.

From The Record, Sodus, N.Y., October 16, 1903

Lee Dowd, the Wolcott mail carrier, wedded Miss Jane Tague of Huron on Wednesday.

Rev. J. S. Nasmith of Marion has become the new pastor of the Wolcott Baptist church.

From The Record, Sodus, N.Y. September 27, 1907

North Rose and Vicinity

Mr. and Mrs. Fernando Graham, who have been guests of their sister-in-law, Mrs. Kate Graham, have returned to their home in Michigan.

Miss Margaret Moore has returned from Syracuse, where she has been the guest of her sister, Mrs. T. J. Carter.

From The Record, Sodus, N.Y., unknown date 1905

North Rose and Vicinity.

Mr. and Mrs. Addison Lamb and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brush and daughter left this week for Ledyard, where they expect to evaporate apples.

The young men in town have formed a club, and elected the following officers: President, Otis Gray; vice-president, James Londergon (sic = Londergan); treasurer, C. J. Bartleson; secretary, Ross Tibbetts. They have hired the rooms above Benjamin Johnson's meat market, and have furnished them for a reading room and a place for social amusement. The object of the club is to afford a place where the young men may have a social time, and wholesome surroundings.

From the Lyons Republican, June 12, 1925.

ROGERS-LYON - At Macedon, Saturday, June 6, 1925. Mrs. Harriet Lyon to John Rogers of Detroit.

QUIRK-O'BRIEN - At Macedon, Saturday, June 6. Miss Ann T. O'Brien to Jerry Quirk, Jr.

PROSSER-CLARK - At Savannah, Saturday, June 6, 1925. Miss Effie Clark of Port Byron to Lewis Prosser of Savannah

LYNCH-FEIOCK - At Lyons, Wednesday, June 10, 1925. Miss Helen Feiock to Mr. Alfred L. Lynch of Palmyra.

From the Palmyra Democrat, December 9, 1891

At the Methodist Episcopal parsonage, Palmyra, N. Y., Nov. 15, 1891, by Rev. N. C. Moyer, Mr. Louie Dennie of Macedon, N. Y. to Miss Nancy A. Benton of Fairville, N. Y.

From The Savannah Times, January 27, 1911

A 9-pound son was born to Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Sayre, Monday morning. Both mother and son are doing nicely.

A marriage license was issued to James Smith and Adelia Bort, both of Savannah, on Tuesday. The contracting parties applied to Rev. Hosea Ure about nine-o'clock at night to be made one, but the clergyman had gone to bed. Later they applied to another official, and were duly spliced. This is the first secession from the "Knights of the Bachelor's Roost."

The family of Mrs. Stephen Sprague has owned and occupied the Sprague farm in Savannah for 99 years, having purchased it in 1812. Mrs. Sprague has passed 84 years of the 86 years she has lived, on this farm. So far Mrs. Sprague holds the belt in Savannah for living on the same farm a long time. Mrs. Sprague is in excellent health and more active than many girls 20 years of age.

From the Arcadian Weekly Gazette, Newark, N.Y., unknown date 1888


Mrs. S. K. Williams was called last week to the burial of a sister at Newburgh, on the Hudson.

Assemblyman Farmun has sold his business in Savannah and will soon move to Iowa. He is now in the west.

It is reported that the Rev. R. C. Brownlee, a Methodist clergyman, well known to some Newark people, has become violently insane.

Chas. West, son of Geo. West leaves this evening for Taunton, Mass., to accept a situation with the the wholesale and retail firm of Cobb, Bates & Yerxa.

The following friends from out of town were in attendance at the funeral of Ralph Lusk: Harry Howell and wife, John Howell and daughter, Mrs. H. D. Lusk, Mrs. Howell, of Fairport; George Brownell, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Barber, Phelps; E. Galway, wife and daughter, Clifton Springs; Miss M. Shumway, Sodus; Mr. and Mrs. Latham Gardner; Miss Flora Gardner; Mrs. N. Gardner; Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Swinburne, Mr. Tom. Swinburne, Mrs. Chas. Maramore, Miss Flo. Whitbeck; Mrs. Eunice Gardner, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Whitbeck, Rochester.

Frank Ellis, of Amador, Cal., who left Newark nineteen years ago, has been looking up his relatives and old friends here.

Obediah Fuller, of New Jersey, partner of S. B. Smith in his grocery, will arrive with his wife in Newark about the first of November. They will have their home at Mr. Smith's.

John O. Ackerson of Missouri has been visiting his mother and other friends in town.

Myron Soverhill and son, Sanford, of Janesville, Wis., visited the former's brothers, A.D. and E.P. Soverhill, and other relatives and friends, over Sunday.

Schuyler Miller, of Flatbush, L.I., will be married to Miss Olive Palmer, niece of R. H. Palmer, in Clyde to-night. Relatives and others from this village will be in attendance; among them, R. H. Palmer and wife, P. R. Sleight and wife, E. W. Fisk and wife, Emory Budd and wife, Fannie Kirke and Lizzie Howland.

Mr. Thomas Hance, who lives with his son near Macedon Center, in this county, reached his 105th birthday on Wednesday of last week. The old gentleman is still in good health and in the possession of all his faculties.- Pal. Courier.

From the Clyde Democratic Herald, Oct. 8, 1889

Mrs. Charles Magee, of Tuxedo Park, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. Lux.

Mr. Lewis R. Palmer is pursuing a course of study in medicine at the Hahneman Medical College, Philadelphia.

From The Lyons Republican, April 25, 1913

Burglars broke into the general store of Wykle & Son, corner of Geneva and Elmer streets, Sunday night and stole about two dozen flannel shirts valued at $1.50 each. The noise of breaking glass aroused occupants of the apartment over the store and this is supposed to have frightened the burglars away before they got any more stuff.

From The Newark Union, October 5, 1907


Notice is hereby given that my wife, Mrs. Baird Z. Hill, has left my bed and board and taken all her belongings with her. I do, therefore, forbid anyone selling her any dry-goods, groceries or anything whatever and charging the same to me, for I will not be responsible for such bills.
Dated Oct. 4th, 1907.

From The Clyde Times, Thursday, August 20, 1908


Mr. William Plattner, from North Attleboro, Massachusetts, was the guest of Mrs. Wm. Keegan and daughter, Marguerite, part of last week.

Maude Jordan has completed her course in the Rochester Business Institute and is passing a few weeks with her parents in this place.

At the annual school meeting held last Friday evening the following officers were elected: Trustee, Mrs. W. Pond; clerk, Mrs. Bronson; collector, Mr. W. Pond. Miss McGraw, of Savannah, and Miss Ann Scott, from Clyde, have been engaged to teach.

The Sunday School picnic will be held August 26 in Bastian's grove. The Pilgrimsport Sunday School will unite with Lock Berlin.

Mr. and Mrs. Thorpe and family spend Saturday and Sunday at Canandaigua.

A vote of thanks is extended to W. C. Burdick, Richard Smith and George Rook, who mowed the grass in the cemetery Monday. The appearance of the cemetery has long been a disgrace to the place and we are very glad to see such an improvement.

The Wayne Co. Alliance, Wednesday, June 30, 1897, page 2 (Sodus NY)

George Williams, of Newark, was a guest at A. B. Williams on Monday of this week.

Miss Lola May Whitney returned from the Normal school at Oneonta, Monday evening.

Miss Winifred Austin and "Teddy" Austin, of Charlotte, are visiting in Sodus for a few days.

Miss Minnie Smith closed a successful term of school at Pultneyville, Friday, with a picnic at Grace Point.

Warner Danford was chosen one of the ten delegates from Hamilton College to the students' conference at Northfield, Mass., one of Dwight Moody's enterprises. They left for that pace on Thursday last.

Mrs. Theodore Paltz has received the full amount of $3,000 on the life of her late husband. He was a member of the Joy Tent. K.O.T.M.

Wm. H. Baker visited his aged mother in Oswego County, from Thursday to Monday. She is over 90 years of age, smart, active, and doing her own housework in part.

It is said that President McKinley will this week appoint Pension Examiners in this County as follows: Dr. C. H. Towlerton, of Lyons; Dr. W. J. Hennessy, of Palmyra; and Dr. Geo. D. York, of Huron.

The store of the Welch Brothers, at North Rose, including the Postoffice, was burglarized last Friday night. Four dollars in cash were taken and $30 worth of goods. Entrance was effected by prying open a window.

Mrs. Ann Butler, aged 96, was in the Methodist Church, at Clyde, on Sunday last. She came in a carriage but often walks there. Her sight and bearing are good and she possesses in a remarkable degree her bodily and mental powers.

The ALLIANCE is in receipt of a copy of the Western Argus for Feb. 18, 1846. It contains a story entitled "The Captive Twins." The scenes and characters are located at Sodus at the time of the War of 1812. The author was J. N. T. Tucker.

Misses ____ and Libbie Ward entertained last evening a small company at tea in honor of the visit of Mrs. Kate Winchester Vincent, who is visiting in Sodus. There were present Mrs. Vincent and two children, Paul and Mildred, Ellen K. Clark, Nora and Eda Pulver, Mrs. Eugene Payne, Mrs. Charles Knapp, Mrs. F. D. Gaylord, Mrs. Franklin Poucher, and Mrs. A. J. Barber.

The teachers of the Ontario Union School for the next year are engaged as follows": Principal, M. H. Bigelow; Preceptress, Miss Carrie A. Thornell; Grammart Department, Miss Edith Eaton; Intermediate Department, Miss Ella A. Hickox, Primary Department Mrs. Anna G. Putman.

The Ewing-Sentell Wedding.

At Sodus Point on Wednesday evening last Mary E. Sentell, daughter of Lieut. E. R. Sentell, was united in marriage to Arthur R. Ewing.

The ceremony occurred at 7:30 P. M. The rooms of the family residence were decorated with exquisite taste; a great abundance of colored roses, intermingled with ferns being used with fine effect. The bay-window was made into a bower of beauty with ferns and palms, a chain of daisies festooning the arch. The parties stood during the service beneath a magnificent floral bell covered with evergreens and white roses.

At the first strains of the wedding march played by Miss Florence Morley, the bride's maid, Miss Eva Terpenning, of Brooklyn, entered, followed by the bride leaning upon the arm of her father. They were met at the bell by the groom and his best man, Mr. Edward Rogers, of Syracuse. Rev. G. E. Campbell, of Waterloo, performed the marriage service. Mr. and Mrs. Ewing received the congratulations of their friends. Supper was subsequently served and soon after the bride and groom took their departure for the South amid an abundant shower of rice.

The bride was dressed in white organdie, with white veil and orange blossoms, and she carried a large bouquet of white roses. The bride's maid wore white organdie over pink silk and carried a beautiful bouquet of pink roses.

There were many useful and valuable presents.

Beside the immediate family, the following guests were present: Mr. and Mrs. C. B./S.(?) Harvey, Mr. and Mrs. Orlando Bennett, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Dodd, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Harvey, of Newark, Mrs. W. T. Gaylord, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Gaylord, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. C. L.Gaylord, Mrs. B. B. Seaman, Mrs. O. / C.(?) J. Williams, Mrs. A. V. Gibbs, Mrs. Elizabeth Morley and daughters with a young lady friend, Mrs. E. B. Mather, Mrs. Elisha Mather, Sr., Mrs. Preston (grand-ma), Mr. and Mrs. Ewing, two sons and two daughters of Elmira, the brothers Rogers, of Syracuse, John, Edward and William, Miss Eva Terpenning, of Brooklyn, Miss Grace Downey and brother, of Oswego, Mrs. Louisa Bowerman, Mr. and Mrs. John Schuyler, F. C. Wickham and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Kendall, Rev. and Mrs. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Cook, Rev. and Mrs. G. E. Campbell, of Waterloo.

Improvements and Special Service at Centenary.

The Centenary Church has been improved by remodeling the entrance, opening a broad aisle through the center, and narrow stairs on the sides(?). The ___ and the ceiling are improved with new and neat paper. A new carpet of handsome design is laid throughout the ___. The platform for the deck and for the choir are conveniently arranged. The altar rail is newly ___ and varnished. Altogether the church is now as big a house of worship as there is in town proportioned to its size and plan. When the Methodist Church discontinued appointments at Centenary in the Fall of 1831(?) the trustees of that society proposed to Mr. McIntosh of the Presbyterian Church to give them an afternoon service. After some hesitation he concluded to do so, and that arrangement has continued until the present time; Mr. Ordway succeeding Mr. McIntosh on a similar request from the society.

At the completion of these improvements it was determined to hold a special service on Sunday the 27th, in recognition of the event.

The programme as announced last week was fully carried out, except that Albert Dodd was excused by Mr. Ordway to attend and sing at the funeral services of Theodore Trowbridge occurring at the same hour. The Presbyterian choir were present with a large number of others from Sodus Village and elsewhere. The house was crowd to its utmost capacity. The Methodist hymns "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing, and "There is a Fountain Filled With Blood," were sung with old time vigor and enthusiasm. Rev. Mr. Mays, of Williamson, offered prayer. L. H. Clark led in the responsive reading and Charles Baleh(?) read the scriptures.

Mr. Clark in giving "reminiscences" spoke in substance as follows:

Two things are necessary for reminiscences, viz: Events in the past worth remembering and a speaker old enough to remember them. Now the first is certainly true and as to the second, I will offer this proof: Stopping once with a horse and wagon at the Bell corners on the Ridge in my boyhood I remember hearing my father ask Ketchel Bell whether we could drive through the road North, and his reply was "There are yet a good many logs in the way, and the swamps and mud holes are pretty bad, I think you had better not try it," and so we went around by East Ridge to get home. Again, I was present at the second burial in what we then called the "grave yard" near Mr. Potwines. The names Centenary Church and Centenary Cemetery had not then been invented.

Religious services be gan in this North-west part of Sodus, "the old stone school house" neighborhood, in 181 or 1818, when John Smith, Seth Coleman and Eli Clark settled there. Such services were by Presbyterians from the Ridge. Judge Byram Green and others came down on foot on dark nights. Meetings were held in private houses and when the stone school house was build in 1828 it was made large for meetings m ore than for schools. Seth Coleman was specially active in holding neighborhood meetings, and they were continued some years after the other work of which I am to speak began. To us in the North what is now Centenary was "the South Settlement" and we spoke of going "up South." This point was occupied by the Baptists and with considerable strength. "The West Baptist Church of Sodus" was formed Feb. 18, 1834, at the home of Reuben Graham opposite the younger Charles Potwine's. It was "recognized" by a council of twelve churches which met in the Episcopal Church at Sodus Village. All doors were open to each other in those times. The West Baptist Church held meetings alternately at the Ridge and in the log school house at this place. It dissolved by a formal vote Oct. 10, 1840. The principal reason was the difficulty in agreeing on a place to build. The Demings, Jewells, Palmers, and St. John's of the Ridge were unwilling to build down here, and the people at this place were equally unwilling to build at the Ridge. There was, however, some preparation to build here, and at one time timber for two churches lay along the side of the road. To return a few years. The English emigration coming in from 1828 to 1835, occupied many places from which others had removed. They were Methodists mostly, though not all. They were Wesleyan Methodists, trained directly in the school of Wesley himself or his immediate successor. Rev. Joseph Gates settled just North of the stone school house in June 1830. He opened Methodist meetings and induced Rev. Mr. Tomkinson to make it a regular circuit station. Mr. Gates died in September of the same year, but the work of that sumer, sixty-seven years ago, was the foundation of the Centenary Church. The ten years work in the old stone school house was of great interest. Revival efforts were frequent. Their regular weekly meetings were of great interest. They sang with vigor and enthusiasm. They had no instrument and no quartet choir. They were not much dependent on ministers or conferences. They could take care of themselves - a habit which seems to have come down the years to their children and grand-children. In 1839 these operations were transferred to the "South Settlement." The Methodists held meetings in the house of Mr. Baker the first house West, sometimes at Robert Wride's then ext place and at Eliathan Baker's, at the corners beyond. At this last place the society was formed Feb. 25, 1840. The movement to build the first house followed at once. They were in earnest. They knew what they wanted and they went for it. It is said that the building cost only $200 cash. The rest was labor and materials given. It stood on the site of the present house erected some years later. The Methodists were cordially welcomed in the North part of town by Presbyterian families. Their ministers often staid at my father's at their circuit appointments. I think I shall be excused for saying this movement was nursed by Presbyterians in its infancy, and as I look around me to-day I think Presbyterians are aiding it now in its advancing years. We have no regrets for this aid. From first to last I have no doubt that it has been as cordially received as it was cordially given. I congratulate this people to-day upon their determination to maintain services at this point, to keep the House of God open, and to improve it; to make it still a central point form which sacred influences shall go forth for many years to be of lasting benefit to this community.

The sermon by Mr. Ordway was a strong appeal to non-churchgoers to assist in keeping this church open; for the sake of the dead that have been borne through its doors to their last long sleep; for the sake of their present families; for the welfare and the character of the community. Help us whether you come to meeting yourselves or not.

The services closed with "coronation" and the benediction by Rev. Thompson Jolley. The offering taken amounted to $42.48.

[The following appears elsewhere on the page in regards to Prof. Lewis H. Clark's talk at the Centenary Church service.]

Robert Wride says Mr. Clark might have added the story of the timber for the church. A great bee was made, Charles Hanby going East to invite and Robert Wride West. On the day selected this army of choppers took possession of a piece of woods Billy Howarth was going to clear. They came early and at night of the same day all the necessary hewed timber was on the ground. At another bee 42 logs were cut for the boards, and taken in one grand procession to Sentell's mills where they were sawed free.

The Arcadian Weekly Gazette, unknown date, last week of June 1897

NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO PRODUCE CLAIMS- Pursuant to an order of I. Norton, Surrogate of Wayne county, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against Jeremiah Beal, late of Palmyra, in the county of Wayne, deceased, that they are required to present the same, with the vouchers thereof, to Catharine and Arletta M. Beal, executors of the said deceased, at the residence of said executors in the town of Palmyra, on or before the 31st day of December, A. D. 1897. Dated June 21, 1897.

From The Cato Citizen, Saturday, Feb. 19, 1910, p. 4.

South Butler

Mr. George Eakins of Rochester was home over Sunday with his parents.

Mrs. M. S. Fowler was called to Oneida, Sunday, by the illness of her son, Burton Fowler.

Mr. C. Wilson has sold his pace to Mrs. George Schouten. Consideration, $225.

From The Syracuse Club of Syracuse, New York, booklet for 1896-1897

Non-Resident Members

A. M. Graham, Clyde, N.Y.
Dr. W. L. Hartman, Clyde, N.Y.
Hon. W. L. Sweet, Waterloo, N.Y.

From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Tuesday, June 28, 1898, page 4

At the residence of the bride's brother, Charles Mills, of West Walworth, Sunday evening, occurred the marriage of Miss Addie Mills, of Rochester, and William Jemison/Jenison/Jenson(?) of Shongo. Rev. G. F. Wood, of West Walworth, performed the ceremony. The couple will reside at Shongo. [Note: Shongo is in Allegany County, NY.]

From the Auburn Business School Catalogue 1933-1934, page 2, Auburn NY, a letter from graduate Mae Cooper and photograph of her:

Jackson & Perkins Co.
Newark N.Y.

Dear Mr. Kent:

   It is my desire to recommend the A.B.S. to any person wishing to obtain a thorough working knowledge of bookkeeping and stenography.

   Any young person will readily realize after spending only a short time in an office the value of the splendid business training you receive from the Auburn Business School.

Mae Cooper

    Miss Mae Cooper graduated from the A. B. S. in 1926. She has charge now of the stenographic department of the Jackson & Perkins Co. This firm is considered the largest wholesale nursery concern in the United States. Miss Cooper speaks very highly of the work of the A. B. S.

From The Cato Citizen, May 15, 1947, page 5 (Cato NY, Cayuga County)

Comings, Goings, Doings in Cato:

Mrs. William Artlip, Miss Mae Cooper of Newark and Paul Cooper of Syracuse and Otis Cooper called on their mother, Mrs. I. B. Cooper, Sunday afternoon.

From The Cato Citizen, September 11, 1947, front page (Cato NY, Cayuga County)

Mae Cooper Bride
Of Newark Man

The marriage of Miss Mae Cooper, daughter of Mrs. I. Burt Cooper and the late Mr. Cooper of Cato, and Herbert H. Lunay, son of James Lunay, both of Newark, occurred at the parsonage of the Brighton Reformed church, Rochester, at 7 o'clock Friday evening, Aug. 29.

Rev. Anthony Luidens, pastor of the church, hears the marriage vows before a small group of friends.

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Necolyaff, 777 Blossom rd., Rochester, were the attendants.

Mr. and Mrs. Lunay will reside at 103 East Maple Ave., Newark.

From the Lyons Republican, Friday, January 2, 1914

50 Years Ago, Jan. 1, 1864

County Clerk Mason has appointed Pardon Durfee of Marion as his deputy.

General Dix announces that after January 5th no U.S. bounty will be paid to recruits or veterans other than the $100 authorized by the act of July 22, 1861.

Wm. M. Buxton of the 9th Heavy Artillery was murdered and robbed of $50 near Washington a few days ago.

25 Years Ago, Dec. 28, 1888

The village of Wolcott was thrown into a state of tremendous excitement when it discovered that James Green a well known resident of that place had attempted to murder his wife and then attempted to take his own life. [Note: refer to the front pages of the December 28 & 29, 1888 issues of the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle to read about the sad events leading up to and circumstances surrounding this Dec. 27, 1888 tragedy.]

The reception and dancing party given at Knowles Hall by Mrs. D. S. Chamberlain was one of the handsomest and most thoroughly enjoyable entertainments ever given in Lyons. There were about two hundred guests present including a number from other places.

South Butler Personals.

Miss Mattie Sweeting of Mount Vernon is home for vacation.

Arthur Wald of Sherwood is spending a few days in town.

F. Stanley Crofoot of Rochester spent Christmas with Miss Adelaide Wilson.

Mr. and Mrs. George Lockwood of East Rose were guests of relatives in town Sunday.

Mrs. Sarah Merritt Harmon(?) of Michigan a former resident of this city, was buried in Butler and Savannah cemetery on Sunday.

Mrs. Bertha Bonfils(?) of Rochester is home for a few weeks.

Mr. and Mrs. George Davenport of Wolcott, Mr. and Mrs. W. Cosad of Huron were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Wright Christmas.

Miss Edna Houghtaling of Westbury was a guest of Misses Adelaide and Valenia Wilson part of last week.

Hazel Sherman spent part of last week in Auburn.

Miss Adwin Cartner and friend of Red Creek are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Johnson.

Mr. and Mrs. William Caywood and Mr. and Mrs. Norman Aurand entertained a large number of out of town guests Christmas.

Robert Burghdorf of Westbury was a holiday guest of G. W. Wilson.

W. M. Pasco and family were in Red Creek to spend Christmas.

W. E. Hall and family were out of town last week.

Dr. and Mrs. Mount spent Christmas at Lysander.

Miss Nina Meade is home from Syracuse.

From the Arcadian Weekly Gazette, Newark NY, unknown date in late February 1890

Newark people will remember Rev. A. Willard Cooper, once a student here, and will be pained to know that his wife died recently, at Wapello, Iowa, where he has been pastor the last two years. Mrs. Cooper was once a teacher in Red Creek.

All the children and grandchildren, but one, remembered Mrs. Philip Snitzel's 70th birthday at her home in Newark last Sunday. Mrs. Snitzel is smart and healthy, and was made glad by receiving valuable presents. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Snitzel of this place were present.- Marion Enterprise.

E. W. Kelley as Executor of the will of Betsey Pitcher, living near Wallington, has just settled the estate. The document was peculiar in that instead of leaving the property to stated persons she willed it to the heirs of her brothers, sisters, and other kindred. She was 93 years old when she died, and 81 persons came in at the division of the property. The duties performed by Mr. Kelley were extremely arduous, as the heirs were scattered in many different States, and one in Europe.- Sodus Alliance.

Born to Mrs. and Mrs. S. M. Bryant, Sunday, February 16, a boy.

John Burgess, a well known farmer, living north of Lyons, died last Tuesday night from a stroke of paralysis.

Samuel J. Chapman, of Springfield, Mass., was in town over Sunday to attend the funeral of his sister. He is the only member of the family left.

A New Organization.

In accordance with a call issued, a large number of ladies assembled at Village Hall, Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, and organized a society to be hereafter known as "The Industrial Aid Society of Newark, N.Y." The object and aim of the society is: "To encourage, thrift, self-dependence and industry through friendly intercourse, advice and sympathy; to help the poor to help themselves; to raise the needy above the need of relief; to prevent begging, and imposition, and diminish pauperism." The meeting was called to order by Mrs. J. G. Pitts, Miss Anna Blackmar acting as secretary. A permanent organization was effected and a constitution presented and adopted; after which, the following officer were duly elected: President, Mrs. O. H. Allerton; vice-president, Mrs. J. S. Cronise; secretary, Mrs. Dr. A. A. Young; treasurer, Miss Helen Prescott. The executive committee is composed as follows: Mrs. J. G. Pitts, Mrs. L. M. Norton, Mrs. M. E. Burnham, Mrs. J. Stuerwald, Mrs. Clark Phillips, Mrs. B. C. Williams, Mrs. S. Greeno, Mrs. TAbor, Mrs. S. N. Keener, Mrs. C. T. Leggett, Mrs. M. M. Kenyon, Mrs. Dr. N. E. Landon. An "Inspecting Committee" was also appointed, consisting of members from the several churches. After perfecting an organization, the society adjourned to meet at Village Hall, on Friday, February 28, at 2:30 o'clock p. m. SECRETARY.

From the Wayne County Review, Thursday, November 24, 1904

NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO PRODUCE CLAIMS.- Pursuant to an order of S. N. Sawyer, Surrogate of Wayne County, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against Jane Swift, late of the town of Rose, in the county of Wayne, deceased, that they are required to present the same, with voucher thereof, to Frank H. Closs the executor of the said deceased, at the residence of said executor in Rose, N. Y., on or before the 1st day of December A. D., 1904
Dated May 24, 1904.

H. B. Exner,
Attorney for Executor,
Clyde, N. Y.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO PRODUCE CLAIMS.- Pursuant to an order of S. N. Sawyer, Surrogate of Wayne County, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against Samuel P. Swift, late of the Village of Clyde, in the County of Wayne, deceased, that they are required to present the same, with voucher thereof, to Mary Jane Swift, the executress of the said deceased, at the residence of said executrix in the Village of Clyde, N. Y., on or before the 1st day of December A. D., 1904 Dated May 14, 1904. MARY JANE SWIFT, Executrix.

H. B. Exner,
Attorney for Executrix,
Clyde, N. Y.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO PRODUCE CLAIMS.- Pursuant to an order of S. N. Sawyer, Surrogate of Wayne County, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against Josiah Braymer late of the town of Butler in the county of Wayne, deceased, that they are required to present the same, with the vouchers thereof, to John C. Braymer, one of the executors of the said deceased, at the residence of said executor in the village of South Butler, N. Y., on or before the 18th day of December, A. D., 1904. Dated, June 18th, 1904.


Attorney for Executors,
Lyons, N.Y.

From the Wayne Co. Alliance, Sodus, N.Y., Wednesday, May 28, 1883

The following citizens of Sodus have been drawn to serve in the June term of the Wayne Circuit Cort:

Grand Jurors - Charles D. Gaylord, Jno. Toor, Harvey Weaver.

Trial Jurors - C. D. Gaylord, C. W. Tinklepaugh, Walter Thornton, J. H. Sutliff, A. G. Towne, Thomas Hopkins, and T. H. Hathaway.

From The Clyde Herald, Wednesday, July 7, 1920, page 4

Invitations have been issued to the marriage of Miss Helen V. Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Johnson, of Wolcott, to Chas. D. Elliott, of Sharon, Pa., son of Mrs. Hiram McOmber, of North Rose. The ceremony is to be performed in the Wolcott M. E. Church, Tuesday, July 20, followed by a reception at the home of the bride's parents, on Draper street.

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From the The Arcadian Weekly Gazette, Newark, New York, unknown date in April 1897

On Wednesday, April 28th, a small party assembled at the pleasant home of Eliza Mc Dowell to celebrate her 80th birthday. She was the recipient of many gifts and congratulations from her friends in Michigan, Lyons, Sodus and Newark. Mrs. Mc Dowell is the daughter of the late Elisha Barton and came to Lyons with her parents when she was eleven years old. At the age of nineteen she married Robert Mc Dowell and moved on the farm where she still resides, 1 1/2 miles north of Sodus. For over fifty years they lived together, when he was removed by death. Their children blessed this union, all of whom are living except one daughter. Mrs. Mc Dowell is extremely active in mind and body for one of her years and bids fair to enjoy the happy return of many birthdays. The occasion was a very pleasant one and long to be remembered by all who were there. Among the guests was one lady, Mrs. Lemon, who is very nearly 94 years old, and extremely bright and sprightly and enjoyed the occasion thoroughly.- Lyons Republican.

Last Thursday evening the following members of Sodus Lodge, No. 392, F. & A. M., made a visit to Pultneyville Lodge, No. 159, at Williamson, and witnessed the conferring of the third degree: W. R. Norris, J. H. Miller, G. S. Wride, M. F. Boyd, A. F. Brier, L. DeF. Vaughn, J. J. Wylie, H. M. Barnes, John Allen, S. S. Granger, Dr. W. G. Thirkell, W. E. Forster, Michael Tinklepaugh, Dr. E. D. Alling. They were accompanied by John Du Burke and E. D. Cornelius, members of Pultneyville Lodge. The members of Pultneyville Lodge take great pride in showing to visitors the old relics of the Lodge, consisting of aprons, sashes, records, working tools, etc., which were purchased when the Lodge was instituted in 1810. They also have the minute books of every lodge meeting from that date down to the present time, and are very interesting to peruse.- Sodus Alliance.

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, by the Grace of God, Free and Independent:- To Artemesia Briggs, of Red Rock, Columbia county, N.Y.; Phebe T. Tator, Warren S. Bartle, Alice Stansell and Phebe Patterson, all of Newark, Wayne county, N.Y.; Mary J. Gifford, Jane A. Lovejoy, both of Chatham, Columbia county, N. Y.; Orlando Reynolds, Ella Hunter, both of Philmont, Columbia county, N. Y.; Almon Shumway, John Shumway, both of Rochester, N. Y.; Harvey Fisk, of Phelps, N.Y.; Gertrude LaPoint, William LaPoint, both of New York, N.Y.; Isaac Sherman, William Garvey, both of Marcellus, Onondaga county, N.Y.; Cora Garvey, of Canaan, N.Y.; John W. Shumway, of Pewamo, Louis county, Mich.; Isaac G. Shumway, of South Lyons, Oakland county, Mich.; William Meesick, Floyd Meesick, both of Mancelona, Antrim county, Mich.; Alice Smith, of Kalkaskia, Mich.; Marcus Fisk, of South Blendon, Mich.; Martha Deits, of Grand Junction, Col.; Arthur J. Shumway, of Warren, Bradley county, Ark.; Etta Champlin of Algodon, Ionia county, Mich.; Anna Barnard, of Orange, Ionia county, Mich.; Mary Malle, of South Haven, VanBuren county, Mich.; Clara Strew, of Schoolcraft, Kalamazoo county, Mich.; William G. Shumway, Cora Dunlap, both of Jersey, Bradley county, Ark.; ___(?) McLaren, of Moro Bay, Bradley county, Ark.; Simeon Hunt, whose place of residence is unknown so cannot be ascertained after due diligence.

Whereas, Charles S. White, of Newark, N. Y., has lately applied to our Surrogate of the County of Wayne for proof of the will, and the ___ thereto, of Betsey Jane Gardner, late of Newark, N.Y., deceased, which relates to both real and personal estate;

Therefore, You and each of you are hereby cited and required to appear at the office of the said surrogate, in the village of Newark, in said county, on the 21st day of June 1897, at ten o'clock in the forenoon of said day, to attend the probate of said will.

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; or 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 said Surrogate will, at the time and place above named, appoint a competent and responsible person to appear as special guardian for you herein.

In Testimony Whereof, We have caused the seal of office our said Surrogate to be hereto affixed.

Witness, Hon. L. M. Norton, Surrogate of the County of Wayne, at the Surrogate's office in said county, the 29th day of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety seven.
L.M. NORTON, Surrogate.

1880 U.S. Census, Wayne County, Town of Arcadia, Village of Newark
Gardner, Simeon, age 61, retired farmer, b. NY, parents b. NY
Gardner, Betsey J., age 59, wife, b. NY, parents b. NY

Newark Main Street Cemetery
Gardner, Betsy Jane, 1821 - Apr. 18, 1897 wife Simeon Gardner
Gardner, Simeon, Aug. 14, 1895, 87 yrs., wife Betsey J.

Obituary of Mr. Gardner, from the Newark Arcadian Weekly Gazette, August 12, 1895

Simeon Gardner died this morning at three o'clock, at his residence on Maple Court, after a long, tedious, and painful illness. He has been ill for many years, but failed gradually, and for three years has been confined to his bed. Mr. Gardner was born and brought up in Columbia county, and there he married his wife, a Miss Shumway, fifty-five years ago. They soon came to this town, and have ever since resided here. During the long illness of the deceased, his wife has given him tender and unremitting care. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at three o'clock.

From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Thursday, August 15, 1895, page 4

Simeon Gardner, one of the oldest citizens of Newark, died yesterday morning after a lingering illness. Deceased was born in the eastern part of New York; married in 1840, and in 1862 moved on a farm located two and one-half miles south of Newark. A widow survives.

From the Newark Arcadian Weekly Gazette, unknown date, 1897

A Beautiful New Monument.

There has been placed this week a very fine white bronze monument on the lot of the late Simeon Gardner, which he and his wife had arranged for, prior to their deaths. These monuments are pronounced by scientists to be superior to granite, as they will not change by age. Many that have seen this one pronounce it the finest and best in the country.

From the Newark Arcadian Weekly Gazette, date unknown, probably first half of October 1892

John Gardner and wife of Northville, Mich., are visiting the former's brother, Simeon Gardner. Mr. John Gardner is blind.

The following group of items were transcribed from images of newspaper microfilm. Spellings are best interpretations of the print.

From the Newark Arcadian Weekly Gazette, date unknown, probably first half of October 1892

Fred B. Downing and Miss Della B. Reed of Walworth, Wayne county, were united in marriage last Wednesday at the residence of Rev. W. C. Kingsbury in Pittsburg.

Overseer of the Poor's Report.

Following is a list of persons receiving aid from the town during the month of Sept. 1892:

Aldine Mott
Sarah Vandercook
D. L. Sternberg
Mrs. Almon Dailey
Emily Patterson
Mrs. Freemoun
Mrs. Severson
Mrs. Blackman
Jane Galloway
John Dayton
Mrs. Hunt
Irene Muir
Wm. Knapp
Eliza Sears
Platt Stuart
Eugene Randall
Mrs. Louis Hartman
Jacob Evarts
Jennie Van Dyne
Hiram Benton
Andrew Phillips
Steaven(?) Veally
Jane Hiser
Total..... $110.000
Jacob Genthner, Overseer.

Burglars effected an entrance Thursday night into the farm house on the Henry Whitbeck farm near Lyons by prying up a back window. Twenty dollars in money and a gold watch valued at $50 were secured.

Mrs. J. H. Powers of Palmyra have gone to Boston to spend the winter with their son, Leland T. Powers.

Born, to Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hinkle, Wednesday, October 5, a son.

C.H. Watts of Grand Rapids, Mich., has been visiting his sister, Mrs. G. P. Mitchell.

Frank A. Jeremiah expects to go to Florida about December first to spend the winter.

Mrs. S. A. Okeson of Fairview, Kan., who has been visiting her father, A. Peek, will return home next Tuesday.

From the Democrat & Chronicle, Wednesday, June 27, 1900

Macedon Centennial.

Three sessions will comprise the centennial celebration exercises to be held in the Baptist Church at Macedon July 3d. The morning will be given to the consideration of "The Present," the afternoon "The Past," and the evening "The Future." Among the out-of-town speakers who are expected to deliver addresses are: Revs. J. R. Henderson, of Rochester; J. _. Merrell, of Linden; M. V. Willson, of Penfield; R. C. Eccles, of Bowling Green, Ohio; C. W. Brooks, of Watkins; W. R. McNineb, of Marion; and F. H. Adams, of Palmyra. A complete history of the church and society prepared for the occasion will be read in the afternoon.

The class of '96, Marion Collegiate Institute, held its fourth annual reunion at the home of Miss Myra Crane in Marion Monday night.

The marriage of William Neipling and Miss Elizabeth Brown, of Clyde, was solemnized last evening at 7 o'clock at St. John's Episcopal Church, Rev. Lewis P. Franklin officiating.

Sheldon T. Cole, of Amsterdam, and Miss Adelia M. S. Skinner, of Clyde, were united in marriage last evening at 10 o'clock at the residence of the bride's parents, Rev. C. S. Bachellor officiating.

At the home of the bride in Marion yesterday occurred the marriage of Miss Matie Morrison and Cyrus Tenny, of Rochester. The rooms were decorated with flowers, and the couple were united before a bank of roses. After a wedding supper Mr. and Mrs. Tenny left for a trip to Oswego.


James P. Doyle, a member of the Lyons village board, was united in marriage yesterday morning to Miss Helen Webber, of Newark. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Father D. W. Kavanaugh at St. Michael's Catholic Church, high nuptial mass being celebrated. The church was crowded with friends and relatives of the contracting parties. The groom was attended by a brother, John Doyle, of Buffalo, and the bride by Miss Katherine Merthal, of Rochester. Ushers were Michael Bradley, of Lyons; John Demming, of Newark; William Webber, of Palmyra, and William Doyle, of Lyons. The bride was attired in a handsome gown of white Swiss, en train. She carried bride's roses. Belle Murphy, of Lyons, acted as soloist, and Mamie Murphy, her sister, as organist. After a brief wedding trip to New York city the pair will take up their residence in Lyons.

Sad Plight of David Glavin, a Syracuse
Workman, at Lyons.

David Glavin, a bricklayer, employed on the factory which is in the process of erection in Lyons by the Empire State Sugar Beet Company, met with a well-nigh fatal accident yesterday morning while at work at the factory site. The window stay upon which he was standing suddenly gave way and precipitated him to the ground, a distance of sixty feet. the stay was fixed just above the fourth-story window of the building. The man was picked up unconscious and conveyed to his room in the National hotel. There his injuries were examined by Dr. M. A. Veeder. He was found to be suffering from a fracture of the left arm at the elbow and a break of the left leg at the knee. He was also terribly bruised about the head and body. In addition to this it is feared that he may have sustained internal injuries. Fears are entertained that he may not recover.

Glavin's home is in Syracuse. He is 41 years of age and has a wife and seven children.

From the The Newark Union, Saturday, January 5, 1907


Of change in the firm of Fortmiller & Proseus on account of the death of Louis Fortmiller about one year ago.

On January 1, 1907, Mrs. Fortmiller withdrew her interest, and the business will be continued by Albert Proseus and John Elve under the firm name of Proseus & Elve. The same liberal principles that have built up the business of the past will be extended in the future in every respect.

Thanking our many customers for their patronage in the past, we hope to merit a continuance of same and also that of many new ones.



Faithful Services of John Elve Rewarded by Interest in Business.

John Elve who has been head clerk in the Fortmiller & Proseus shoe store for many years bought an interest in the business and became a partner of Albert Proseus New Year's. This reward of Mr. Elve's faithful services has been well earned. He is a young gentleman of splendid character and has good business ability. He began to learn the shoe business about fifteen years ago at Williamson and his excellent conduct of his employers' affairs during all these years has earned for him the honor which they have now given him.

Louis Fortmiller died about a year ago. His interest was continued until New Year's by Mrs. Fortmiller. The new firm is known as Proseus & Elve. Their site of business has been a shoe store for half a century. It was originally owned by a Mr. Davis. Mr. J. G. Pitts bought him out and conducted the business for many years. He sold out to his clerks, Louis Fortmiller and Albert Proseus. Now Mr. Elve enters the firm and the business will be conducted along the same business-like lines as in the past. The Union congratulates Mr. Elve on getting into the firm, and the firm on being able to hold Mr. Elve.


Sketch of Hon. R. P. Groat, Who Retired from Office New Year's.

Hon. Richard P. Groat, who has been postmaster in Newark for eight years, retired from the duties of the office New Year's, and the new postmaster, James M. Pitkin, is now in charge of the office.

For many years Mr. Groat has been one of the best known politicians of Wayne county. Recently he has not been so active because his health would not permit of strenuous service for the party he loved so well. He was born in Ghent, Columbia county, March 29th, 1822, and was brought to Newark by his parents in June of the same year. He attended the public schools of the village, and from his father learned the blacksmith's trade, and later succeeded his father in the business. On October 28th, 1847, he married Miss Mary A., youngest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. David B. Lovejoy, of this village. They had five children, three of whom died in infancy. His daughter Mary E. Groat, married Hon. James W. Dunwell, of Lyons, one of the justices of the Supreme Court. In 1861 Mr. Groat was appointed keeper of the Wayne County Almshouse, a position which he held for nine years. In the fall of 1873 he was elected sheriff of this county. At the end of his term as sheriff he was appointed deputy collector of internal revenue. This position he held also for nine years. He represented this county in the State Assembly in 1889, 1890 and 1891. During all these years his advice has ben sought in local and county political matters and his judgment has always been regarded as sound and in most cases wise, from a party standpoint.

In entering upon his new work Mr. Pitkin assumed supervision of the most important postoffice in the county, and one of the most in the state, for a village the size of Newark affects more of less the business of the postoffice; so Mr. Pitkin will have a good opportunity to make a splendid record.

The following group of items were transcribed from an image of newspaper microfilm. Spellings are best interpretations of the print.

From The Western Argus, Wednesday, September 10, 1834. Lyons, N.Y.


A meeting of the Young Men of the town of Wolcott, friendly to the general and state administration, and opposed to the United States Bank, will be held at the house of A. Stage, in said town, on Saturday the 6th day of September next, at 4 o'clock P. M. for the purpose of choosing delegates to represent said town, in County Convention, to be held at Lyons, on the 17th of Sept. 1834.

Dated, August 30, 1834

C. F. Clark N. W. Tompkins
A. H. Boylan Sanford Smith
B. C. West W. Ward
George E. Dill B. F. Cleveland
Wm. A. Force A. Brainard
C. Crippin Charles Davenport
John Davis J. H. Dunn
M. Lazalere (sic) John Davenport
S. A. Munson A. Young
Otis Edwards Jarvis Landon
H. C. Pond A. Sweet
S. Davison R. Perkins
James Barney T. Smith
Upton Gilbert A. A. Stead(?)
S. Millington Z. Gridd(?)
A. Brafford J. O. Fitch
John Gilbert W. Marvin
M. Emerson W. O. Wood
James Elsworth H. Brafford
H. M. Era (?) Seth Marvin
James Wright M. Adams
H. Olmsted Peter Dutcher
A. F. Gardner James Hawley
George Peters M. W. Gage
Otis Reed M. Easton
Otis M. Sprague J. Snyder jr.
E. Ward Henry Gale(?)
I. Ward O. Hoit
Charles Hickey S. C. Smith
T. MitchelS. Beach
Moses Edwards G. B. Chase
S. Wilkenson C. West
Wm. D. Sabin S. Kempton jr.
M. Welchin/Welcher(?) T. Nickles
A. Stage C. Easton
J. M. Bissell G. G. Gardner
J. Halbet David Bane
R. Wiggins O. Sanford
J. W. Miller Wm. Hallett
Wm. Van Sorder jr. Harvy Shook
J. P. Jewell Heman Shook
F. Buhe(?) F./E.(?) Seares
W. Easton E. Williams
S. Sweet Stephen Mills
E. P. Holmes W. C. Mathews
A. P. Easton G. W. Chase
A. E. Gardner

Agreeable to the above notice, a large and respectable meeting was held, of which William I. Dutcher was chairman, and C. F. Clark secretary. The following persons were unanimously appointed as delegates to represent said town in County Convention.

C. Crippin, Mahlon Easton, George G. Gardner, John Davis, Hubbard C. Pond and Wm. I. Force.
The following resolutions were unanimously adopted by said meeting.

Resolved, That the favorable aspect of affairs, in our general and state government, call loudly upon every friend of liberty and good government, to step forward in defence thereof.

Resolved, That we highly approve the calling of a young men's county convention, believing that a free and frequent interchange of sentiment, in regard to the many questions of a public nature, in which our government is attempted to be involved by a party calling themselves whigs, not only leads to the formation of correct principles, but goes far, by example, in the maintenance of those great and fundamental principles which lie at the bottom of our republican institutions.

Resolved, That we entertain the most profound respect for our worthy Chief Magistrate Andrew Jackson, and will go with him heart and hand, in the extermination of that political engine, the United States Bank, which has for the last eighteen months, through the influence of its political partizans, embarrassed the operations of government, and brought a distress upon our country unequalled since the formation of our government; an institution of that character is inconsistent with the very spirit and genius of the government under which we live.

Resolved, That we have reason to feel proud of New York's favorite son Martin Van Buren, that his honesty, his patriotism, and sound republican principles, will always enable him to overcome the slanders and persecutions of his political enemies, and receive the applause of every true hearted republican.

Resolved, That the measure pursued by Governor Marcy, with a view to relieve the distress brought upon our country by the United States Bank, entitle him to our highest respect.

Resolved, That is is with pain that we discover, at this enlightened age of our governments, tories spring up in different sections of our country, by profession whigs, we pledge ourselves to and with each other, that the same spirit which animated the patriots of '76 in establishing liberty, shall out of respect to them, animate us in maintaining it.

Resolved, That we highly approve of the nomination of Graham H. Chapin, as a candidate for congress, from this district, and pledge ourselves to give him our hearty support.

Resolved, That the proceedings of this meeting be signed by the chairman and secretary, and published in the Western Argus.

C. F. CLARK, Sec'y.


The Republican Young Men of the town of Arcadia, friendly to the National and State administrations, and opposed to the re-charter of the United States Bank, are requested to meet at L. Gaylord's Coffee House, in Newark, on Saturday the 13th day of September next, at 4 o'clock, P. M., for the purpose of choosing Delegates to attend the County Convention of Young Men, to be held at Lyons on the 17th Day of September, and also to transact other business of importance. - Dated, Arcadia, August 25, 1834.

Ashley G. Danielson Lyman Sherwood
Aralus Amsden Hiram Van Dekar
Henry L. Fisk Joseph Zailey
Asa Sawyer Joseph Austin, 3d
Lewis J. Benton Samuel Densmore
Charles McNeill Caleb Hendee
Jonas G. Gilson James Tubbs
Ephraim C. Niles Geo. Hickey, 2d
Israel C. Beal Michael Hickey
A. Huntington John Rose
Silas Chas. Cook Isaac Wright
Edmund F. Aldrich Simon Van Wagenen
Jacob Lepper, jr. Wm. Jenkins
Orin Knapp Alexander Austin
Hiram Soverhill Ashley Hibbard
John F. Hollister Horace Church
Edmund B. Bill A. E. Langley
Walter L. Smith Daniel T. Hughs
Andrew Sherman T. J. Spaulding
William Fleming Lincoln Stiles
Elias Tinney L. T. Spaulding
Henry B. Smith L. P. Hutchinson
Jonathan Shearer James D. Ford
Jacob Baxter J. D. Soverhill
Samuel D. Fairchild Stephen Culver
Daniel Shepherd Ebenezer Payne
S. W. Munger William Payne
L. S. Bristol T. J. Beckwith
Chas. Volney Dyer Isaac Soverhill jr.
A. R. Briggs J. VanOstrand
George Hall Sackett L. Hasted
James Y. Briant Wm. D. Traver
C. D. Taylor Z. Allen
James P. Smith Sampson Almy
Aaron Caner A. A. Lawrence
Reuben Davis Jonas McCarn
Asa Miller Peter Van Allen
Ratus G. Horton Edward Melins
G. R. Rowles John Milller
Henry Smith Horace N. Trail
Samuel Clark A. Dunwell
John Baxter Henry Rodgers
Stephen O. Briant Austin Jessup
D. B. Demming Ira Stanbrough
Lilly Cook Daniel F. Luce
H. Sherman Chester Hackett
William Marquot A. Spoor
C. P. Miller Frederick Spoor
James McCarn John Westfall
Enoch Gould Wm. B. Williams
W. C. Lovejoy Nelson Borst
Philip Seger B. Y. Parks
Samuel Soverhill, 2d Silas Ostrander
Frank Hawks P. McIntyre
P. J. Culver Wm. H. Sipperly
Hiram Daniels James Reed
Myron Horton J. P. Hobby
John L. Aldrich John Austin
Randolph Tillotson J. Tubbs
W. B. Aken Willard Tubbs
Barney A. Cline Edward Robinson
Eber Thorn John Van Ostrand
Simon Windfield Conradt Melins
Jesse Brchard A. Blodgett
Geo. J. Hardes Asa T. Blodgett
Richard Kull John M. Blodgett
L. C. Lorea E. Richards
Thurston Pitts John Eldridge
Henry E. Aiken David Vandercook
John Aldrich Amos Shirts
Israel Hooker Stephen Shirts
Andrew See John Vreland
C. H. Stanton Austin A. Parks
Seth D. Dickinson Isaac Kent
Joseph W. Payne Geo. G. Jenne
Abraham See Tobias Borst
Heman Bostwick John Brisel
Ira See Jacob Cantine
Hiram Aldrich Erastus Purchase
Elias Bryant Nathan Hull
Oliver Morley Isaac Frost
Jeremiah D. Traver Samuel Weeks
S. G. Crandell Almon Cosier
Joseph Holmes Harlow Watson
Henry Van Acker Alanson Anson
John Van Acker John V. Shafer
Elisha Smith George H. Shafer
Stephen S. Thorn George R. Failing
David Tubbs Andrew Crator
John Tubbs Albert F. Shanon
J. Fry John Harrey
David Burnet L. Gaylord

MARRIED.- On the 4th instant, by P. Mitchell, Esq., Mr. Stephen Ferguson, to Miss Esther Hall, all of Rose.

In Galen, on the 7th inst., by Jonathan Delany, Esq., Mr. Joseph Baker, to Miss Rhoda Chase, all of Galen.


Public notice is hereby given, that all persons interested in the estate of Thomas Hutchinson, late of the town of Arcadia, in the county of Wayne, deceased, are directed to appear before Lyman Sherwood, Surrogate of the said county, at his office in the town of Arcadia, in the county of Wayne, on the sixth day of October next, at ten oclock in the forenoon, to show cause why authority should not be given to Leonard P. Hutchinson and Theodore Partridge, administrators of all and singular the goods, chattels, and credits of the said deceased, to mortgage,l ease, or sell, so much of the real estate of the said deceased, as shall be necessary to pay his debts.- Dated the eighteenth day of August, 1834.

In pursuance of an order of Lyman Sherwood, Surrogate of the county of Wayne, all persons having claims against Samuel Brewster, late of the town of Sodus in the county of Wayne, deceased, are hereby required to exhibit the same, together with the vouchers thereof, to Hannah Brewster, administratrix, and Peter Brant administrator, of the estate of the said deceased, at the dwelling house of the said PEter Brant, in Sodus aforesaid, on or before the seventeenth day of March next, or they will loose the benefits of the statue in each case made of provided.- Dated, September 3, 1834.
HANNAH BREWSTER, Administratrix.
PETER BRANT, Administrator.


From the subscriber, a New Milch COW, about eight years old. Said cow is brindled forward from the shoulders, and the remainder specked in small white and brindle spots, long tail, smooth horns, and with a slit and notch in one or both ears. Any person who will return said cow to the subscriber, in the village of Lyons, or give information where she may be found, shall be handsomely rewarded.

Lyons, Sept. 10, 1834.

BOTANIC MEETING. On the 27th instant at one o'clock P. M. a meeting of those favorable to the botanic system of practice, will be held at the Court House, for the purpose of organizing a Society, and ____ such other business as may be thought proper. At the opening of the meeting an address will be delivered. It is requested that all those opposed to quackery will attend. [Note: this might have been in regards to founding a county medical society.]


Is hereby given that the notes and accounts of Alexander Hays have been assigned to the subscribers for certain purposes. All persons indebted are requested to call at the store lately occupied by Alexander Hays, and make immediate payment to L. C. Grover, esq., who is duly authorized to settle the same.- Persons having demands against the said Alexander Hays are also requested to present them for adjustment.

Alloway, July 7, 1834.


The subscriber would respectfully inform the public, that he has opened a
At the Wayne County Hotel, now kept by H. Leonard, on Water-street, where he will be happy to accommodate his old friends and the public generally, with Horses and Carriages, of all kinds, with or without drivers, saddle Horses, &c. &c. in good style, upon the most reasonable terms. No pains will be spared in meriting a share of public patronage.
Lyons, Sept. 3, 1834.


Near the Lock, in Clyde, a common hair covered Trunk, containing a large quantity of Female Clothing, a Tin Cannister, &c. The trunk was broken open and the contents scattered around, and was probably stolen and robbed, as it was found in that condition, secreted behind a pile of wood. The owner can have it by proving property and paying charges, by calling on the subscriber in Clyde.
August 27, 1834.


The property, real and personal of Zalmon Rice, has ben assigned to the subscribers in trust, for certain purposes. All persons indebted to him by note, book account, or otherwise, are requested to pay the same to E. Fitch Smith, esq., at the office of Chapin & Smith, who is authorized to receive the same, and all persons having demands against him are requested to present the same to the said E. Fitch Smith, or one of the subscribers for adjustment.- Dated 21st August 1834.
NEWEL TAFT } Assignees.

DISSOLUTION. NOTICE is hereby given that the Copartnership heretofore existing between the subscribers, under the name and firm of SPRAGUE & RICE, is this day dissolved by mutual consent. Payment of all debts due to the late firm of Sprague & Rice, must be made to Nehemiah Sprague, who is authorized to receive the same; and all demands against them must be presented to him for payment.-
Dated, August 16, 1834.
The LIVERY business will be continued at the old stand by N. SPRAGUE.

S. Guthrie's best Percussion Powder, just received and for sale at the Lyons Druggist and Book Store by
Lyons, August 13, 1834.


The notes and accounts of Jonas S. Towar, have been assigned to the subscribers, for certain purposes. All persons indebted, are requested to call at the store lately occupied by J. S. Towar, and make immediate payment to J. S. Towar, or L. S. Rose, who are authorized to settle the same. Persons having demands against the said Jonas S. Towar, are likewise requested to present them for liquidation.
A. L. BEAUMONT } Assignees.
Lyons, July 1, 1834.


RAN AWAY from the subscriber, on the twelth inst., a bound apprentice at the wagon and carriage making business by the name of John Petty. All persons are forbid harboring, trusting or employing him on the penalty of the law.
Lyons, July 1 4, 1834.

Sounds like training days are here again!

Head Quarters, 2d Rifle Brigade, Lyons,
July 26, 1834.

In pursuance of Brigade Orders of July 1st instant, the commissioned officers elect, and non-commissioned officers and musicians of the 16th Regiment, are hereby ordered to rendezvous at L. Gaylord's Coffee House, Newark, on the 26th and 27th day of August next, at 5 o'clock A. M. of each day, uniformed, armed and equiped, as the law directs, for inspection, drilling, and improvement in martial exercise. All commissioned officers are ordered to bring their commissions.

And it is further ordered, that the commissioned officers elect, non-commissioned officers, and privates of said 16th Regiment, rendezvous at Dorsheimer's Hotel, Lyons, Wayne co. on the 17th day of September next, at 8 o'clock A. M., armed, uniformed, and equiped as the law directs, for the purpose of review, inspection and martial exercise.

Adjutant E. Barton Price, is hereby charged with the execution of these orders upon the field and staff officers; also upon the commandants of the several companies.

The commendants of companies are charged with the execution of these orders upon all the persons under their command, and also to be sure that every member of their respective companies, are armed, uniformed, and equipped, in the best possible manner, they will also see that their companies are formed at 8 o'clock as the Regimental line will be formed at 9.

All Officers are ordered to wear the usual badge of mourning, consisting of Crape on the left arm and on the sword hilt; and also, that the Standards be covered with suitable emblems of mourning, in honor of the memory of the late Major General LAFAYETTE.


Headquarters, 1st brigade of the Bloody 34/84(?)ths. Lyons, Sept. 9, 1834.

The officers, non-commissioned officers, musicians and privates, of said brigade are ordered to rendezvous, at Dorsheimer's Hotel, in Lyons, on the 17th inst., at 10 o'clock P. M., armed, uniformed and equipped as the law directs, for the purpose of inspection and martial exercise.

By order of

SALT. For sale by BEAUMONT & STAFFORD. Lyons, March 24, 1834.


The store on the corner of broad street and the public square- also, two rooms, suitable for dwellings, in the north part of the brick block, on canal street. Enquire of
Lyons, April 25, 1834.

SLATE for sale by J. S. TOWAR. Nov. 27, 1833.

CANDLES, FOR sale by the box or pound, by R. H. FOSTER. Lyons, Dec. 18, 1833.


ALL those indebted to us are requested to make immediate payment, as we are under the necessity of making this request unless attended to we shall be obliged to notify in a more efficient manner. There must be a removal of the deposits, no mistake.
Lyons, June 11, 1834.


THE subscriber offers for sale the House and lot, now occupied by him, in the flourishing village of Clyde. The house is new, commodious, and well built, and calculated so as to accommodate one or two families, with a good well, out houses, garden, &c. The lot is six rods in front, and fifteen back and pleasantly located in the eastern part of the village. Also, a good lot, nine rods by twelve, adjoining the above. It has a fine stream of water constantly running across one corner of it. Also, a farm of 25 acres of good land, adjacent to the south bounds of the village on the road to Waterloo, on which is a good new house, well, &c. Possession will be given immediately. For further particulars inquire of the subscriber.
Clyde, July 7, 1834.

GRAHAM H. CHAPIN Attorney & Counsellor at Law and Solicitor and Counsellor in Chancery, and E. Fitch Smith, Attorney at Law and Solicitor in Chancery, have formed a co-partnership in professional business. Their office is one door north of the Lyons Hotel.- Dated, July 29th, 1834.


Have on hand at the corner store, Rice Centre Building, a choice assortment Drugs, Medicines, Paints, Dye-Woods, Dye Stuffs, &c.

A small assortment of Family Groceries, including choice pure Wines.

A supply of School and Miscellaneous Books, School Tickets, Stationary, &c.

A splendid assortment of Toys, suited to every age and taste,

Soda Water, (cool from the fountain,) Soda and Spruce Beer,

A variety of choice Fruits, &c. Paint ground and mixed to order.

Any Books, Periodicals, or other articles in single line, will be ordered, at notice, to accommodate their friends.

All disposed to purchase, are invited to examine their articles and prices.
Lyons, May 27, 1834.

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