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From NY State Resources
Part 12

NEW 12/22/13   From the Arcadian Weekly Gazette, Newark, N.Y., unknown date

Mrs. Loomis and daughter, of Grand Rapids, Mich., are guests at Rev. J. E. Goodhue's. Mrs. Loomis is a sister of Mr. Goodhue.

At a reunion of Cornell graduates residing in California, held recently, Henry G. Tinsley, formerly of Lyons, now editor of the Pomona Progress, presided.

NEW 12/22/13   From the Arcadian Weekly Gazette, Newark NY, unknown date in 1889


Mrs. Matilda Green, of Oswego Falls, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. A. P. Burgess.

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Miller, of Portland, Oregon, are the possessors of a two or three weeks old boy.

Rev. Warren Landon, formerly pastor of the Palmyra Presbyterian church is on his way east from Portland, Oregon, for a visit, and will preach next Sunday in Palmyra.

Notice to Creditors.- Pursuant to an order made by the Wayne County Court, on the 9th day of February, 1889, notice is hereby given to all the creditors and persons having claims against Edwin Blackmar, lately doing business at Newark, N.Y., that they are required to present their said claims, with the vouchers therefor duly verified, to the subscriber, his assignee, at the office of Blackmar & Allerton, in Newark, N.Y., on or before the 4th day of May, 1889.
Dated Newark, February 11, 1889.
E. E. BURLEIGH, Assignee.

NEW 12/22/13   From the Lake Shore News, Wolcott N.Y., September 1, 1921


The North Rose high school will open next Tuesday, Sept. 6, with the following corps of teachers: Principal, W. L. Edwards; English and history, Miss Leola Seward, of Afton; mathematics and French, Miss Lula Fagan, of Hamlton; physical training and music, Miss Helen Buckheit; sixth and seventh grades, Miss Mildred VanVleet; fourth and fifth grades, Miss Eva Deacy; second and third grades, Miss Anna Ellinwood; first grade, Miss Lela M. Rose.


Theron Knapp, wife and son, of Rochester, are visiting at Satie Knapp's.

Mrs. John Welch and son, of Syracuse, visited her sister, Mrs. E. F. Earley, last eek.

Dell Borden and family, of Mexico, N.Y., were week-end visitors at Mrs. May Borden's.

Savannah high school will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 6, with the following faculty: Harold Peet, principal; Mrs. Adelaide Gilbert, preceptress and Engilsh; Miss Virginia Moscrip, Latin and French; Miss Irma Nesbit, science and mathematics; Mrs. Alice Nelson, seventh and eighth grades; Mrs. Edith S. Green, fifth and sixth grades; Miss Lillie A. West, third and fourth grades; and Miss Lilian A. Searle, first and second grade. Miss VanHorn, of LeRoy, N.Y., will divide her time between Clyde and Savannah in teaching physical training.

Mrs. Burton W. Fowler is visiting her parents in Elmira, N.Y.


Charles Martin, of Winter Haven, Fla., has sold his place on Main street to Ellery Davis.

Mrs. Josephine Shape and Mrs. Parker, of Tuscon, Okla., are guests at L. S. Town's.

Mrs. Henry Leo, of Clyde, spent Thursday with her sister, Mrs. S. W. Soule.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cahoon and children took Mrs. W. F. Cahoon to her home in Albion, Thursday, remaining several days visiting.

Mrs. Ira Castor and son, of Red Creek, are visiting her sister, Mrs. Edward Kiley.

Mrs. Fanny Morey's class of the Methodist Sunday school, at a picnic held at Mrs. E. B. Wilson's, Friday, organized with the following officers: President, Mrs. Aaron Rinehart; vice-president, Mrs. Worth Tyndall; secretary, Mrs. Edson Ellenwood; treasurer, Mrs. H. J. Ferris.

Miss Gladys Bain, of Syracuse, is spending a week's vacation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Bain.

Miss Lellavene Armstrong returned to her school work at Urbana, Ill., Tuesday.

Horatio Baker and family have moved to Lyons, where Mrs. Baker will teach the seventh grade in the Lyons high school.


Delos Sedore returned home from Kent last Thursday night and brought his father with him for a few days' visit.

Joseph Bellinger, of Schoharie county, recently spent a day with his nephew, Adam Bellinger, and visited other relatives in this neighborhood.


Daniel Lamb's new cider mill arrived Monday, and he is hustling setting it up for the season's business.

Mr. Obine, the head-boss on the wood job in the Hulett woods, formerly the Lummis woods, was hurt while helping to buzz wood in the woods one day last week.

Miss Alice Kline is visiting her aunt, Miss Golda Kline.

NEW 6/6/13   From the Marion Enterprise, Saturday, October 9, 1880

List of Letters

The list of letters remaining in the Marion Post Office since Sept. 1, 1880, is as follows:

Grimes, Miss Hattie E.
McDonald, Edith
Riddle, Mrs. Thomas
Stanley, M.
H. M. Winslow, P.M.

Mr. Elmon Skinner of Wheatland, Monroe Co., N. Y. has been visiting his relatives in this town.

Daniel Shaw from Ohio is visiting his father James Shaw.

C. A. Kissam of Jordan, spent a day this week with his half brother Alonzo Case, at the Institute.

Women of the age of twenty-one years, owning or leasing real estate, are priviledged to vote at School meeting.

NEW 6/6/13   From the Marion Enterprise, Saturday, October 16, 1880

Wm. Burbank and family left last Monday evening for their home in New Orleans. May they have a pleasant journey.

Prof. Frazier, a former Principal of the Institute, has been spending a few weeks in his home in Scotland, and is now in England.

Mr. and Mrs. Abram Coggswell, left Tuesday evening for Michigan, to visit their son.

NEW 6/6/13   From the Marion Enterprise, Saturday, November 6, 1880

The Rev. H. F. White, of Nebraska, who was called home to attend the funeral of his mother, is visiting friends in this village.

Mrs. Dr. Skinner with her little boys, from Leroy, Livingston Co., is visiting her father Samuel Smith of this place.

Miss Hattie Cary of Michigan has been visiting friends in Clyde and Newark, and is now visiting at her uncles P. P. Cary in this place.

NEW 6/6/13   From the Marion Enterprise, Saturday, November 13, 1880

Mr. John H. Brown from Oakland Co. Mich., is in town visiting his sister Mrs. H. M. Winslow.

A. C. Potter and wife, who have been visiting friends and relatives in this place, started for their home in Los Angeles, last Wednesday.

Mrs. S. B. Dean made her son Charlie of Rochester University, a visit last week.

List of Letters remaining in this office, since Oct. 1, 1880.

Butman, Miss Emma
Fox, Mr. Freddie L.
McMullen, Wm.
Verduyn, Susanna
H. M. Winslow, P.M.
Marion, N. Y., Nov. 1, 1880

NEW 6/6/13   From the Marion Enterprise, Saturday, November 27, 1880

John DeHond who worked in the Marion hotel last summer was shot through the chin, last Saturday, in Newark. It has not been ascertained whether it was accidental or not.

NEW 6/6/13   From The Phelps Citizen, Thursday, July 14, 1887

Mrs. Mary Ackerman will at this opening of the Clyde Union school, begin her twentieth year of continuous service as teacher in that institution.

NEW 6/6/13   From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Saturday, May 5, 1900

The union school building at South Butler, which has for some time past been deemed unsafe, has been officially condemned, and a meeting of the district has been called for Monday evening, May 14th, when it will be decided what material will be used in the new structure, and the work of tearing down and removing the old building, which is entirely brick, will be let.

Leavenworth Institute Wolcott, will graduate the largest class in the history of the institution in June, the following having been announced as the members: Miss Alice M. Boynton, Miss Maude Plumley, Miss Fanny Palmer, Miss Bertha Raynor, Miss Nellie Van Vleck, Miss Ethel Piersall, Miss Olive Hedges/Hodges, Miss Grace Fox, Miss Georgia Otis, Miss Laura Borden, Charles L. Lawrence and Ralph Gurnee.

NEW 6/6/13   From the Wayne County Alliance, unknown date 1883

The public school at Joy in having a vacation of two weeks. The teacher, Miss Lizzie Tinklepaugh, will spend the most of her vacation at Palmyra.

Will Webster, of the United States Navy, arrived at his home, in Palmyra, Monday night. He was on board the United States ship Ashuelot when it went to pieces off the coast of China, and was one of the last to leave the wreck. His services were so meritorious that he was called before the admiral of the squadron and thanked for his bravery. He was retained there for sometime to act as a witness while they were settling up the affairs of the vessel. - Roch. Herald.

Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Alling started for Michigan, Monday.

Mr. Joseph Coy, of Bristol, Conn., is spending a few days, with relatives, in this place.

Sodus Point.

We congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Carrier on the birth of a girl. Weight nine pounds.

There will probably be some fine bicycle riding here in the near future. The agent of Miss Elsa VonBlumen, the great bicycle rider, was here Monday making arrangements for a day of sport. The dates have not been decided upon yet.

NEW 2/3/13   From the Wayne County Review, Lyons NY, April 14, 1904, front page


Selections Made by Highway Commissioner Kaiser

These pathmasters have been appointed by Pathmaster Kaiser to serve during the coming year:

1. Percy A. Gardner
2. Ward Teachout
3. Charles Oakleaf
4. Lewis Frick, Sr.
5. Frank Heidenreich
6. Almer Barclay
7. Charles Mierke
8. S. G. Barton
9. Philip Studer
10. John Greenwald
11. Charles E. Easterly
12. H. E. Shefelt
13. Charles Stoetzel
14. Philip S. Bauer
15. William Lane
16. Edward C. Horn
17. Henry Houghtaling
18. A. Falke
19. Thomas Facer
20. Charles Young
21. Lincoln Bishop
22. D. W. Dillingham
23. Jacob P. Stell
24. Andrew Finch
25. Aaron M. Jackson
26. Fred Weber
27. Charles J. Feioch
28. Martin Burge
29. William Oswald
30. Alfred Lamson
31. Jacob Gress
32. George H. Filkins
33. John H. Jennings
34. H. C. Kaiser
35. H. W. Westcott
36. Charles M. Rooke
37. Charles H. Rogers
38. William P. Rector
39. Charles Humbert
40. Michael Meder
41. H. Townsend
42. William H. Foote
43. M. McClelland
44. Samuel Twamley
45. M. S. Richards
46. William Schlede
47. Benjamin Laible

NEW 2/3/13   Names from an old "one-room school" souvenir. Miss Bills was 20 years old in the 1900 census of Macedon. Most of the children appear in the 1900 census of Wayne County, and several resided in households nearby to Miss Bills' residence.

Maple Grove School
Dist. No. 10
Macedon Center, N.Y.
Loraine Walton Bills, Teacher

Adda E. Barker [age 13]
Willie J. Barker [age 9, sibling]
Clayton Bridges [age 6]
Myra E. Clark [May Clark, age 12]
Clarence Clemens [not listed]
Matie C. Dedie [not listed]
Minnie Dedie [not listed]
Frank J. Dedie [not listed; possibly Frank Dedee, age 21, 1910 Town of Walworth census]
John F. Dedie [not listed]
Anna M. Doyle [possibly Emma Doyle, age 9]
Edmond L. Doyle [Leo Doyle, age 7]
Willie F. Doyle [age 5, sibling]
Clifford Furman [Charles C., age 4]
Cora A. Furman [age 7, sibling]
Ethel M. Furman[ age 11, sibling]
Arthur H. George [age 12]
Willie Jas. George [William James, age 11]
Carl Hornick [age 5]
Francis Kennett [Francis E., age 3, female]
Willie Kennett [William F., age 4]
Mable Simmons [possibly Mable W. Simmons, age 8, 1900 Town of Ontario census]

NEW 2/3/13   From the Wayne County Review, Lyons NY, Thursday, August 25, 1904

These were drawn in Justice Dunwell's chambers Thursday last to serve as trial jurors at the September term of county court, which convenes in this village a week from Monday:

Warren W. Morey, N. Rose
Abram C. Shaw, Sodus
John Van Ingen, Ontario
Elmer H. Taylor, Marion
Arthur Skinner, Walworth
S. Butler, Walworth
John Freer, Walworth
George Albert, Lyons
Nathaniel Eakins, S. Butler
Henry Pettit, Sodus
D. C. Cottrell, Williamson
Fred Ream, Rose
Sherman Pulver, Butler
Charles T. Cooney, Clyde
Milton E. Mirick, Lyons
George Sucher, Alton
Ira Wells, Butler Centre
Aldice Lewis, Lyons
Lewis Knittel, Sodus
Allen Purdy, Macedon
John Sherwood, Marion
Abel Haskell, Newark
Edward Weeks, Rose
Valentine Gordon, Sodus
Ike Schoonerman, Marion
H. M. Barnes, Sodus
Hank J. Sargeant, Sodus
John Palmer, Red Creek
Wm. H. Kaiser, Lyons
Peter DeBois, Jr., Marion
Chas. E. Nills, Williamson
William Pitts, Butler
O. C. Sepham, Macedon
Charles H. Toor, Sodus
C. R. Whitehead, Macedon
Sears Brush, North Rose
Henry D. Stebbins, Marion

Several of Mrs. Bottom's friends aided her in celebrating her 88th birthday last Friday. The event was most enjoyable in every respect.

Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Lowry returned the first of the week from Geneseo, where they spent a short vacation with Mr. Lowry's parents.

George Rogers left Tuesday for Pueblo, Col., where he has accepted a position and where he will make his future home. Mr. Rogers will visit his brother, Louis, in Denver before going on to Pueblo.

Robert S. Barr left Lyons Saturday night to return to the west. Mr. Barr will spend some time in Chicago and may decide to go into business near that city. He has not yet determined whether or not to return to the Pacific coast permanently.

Dr. and Mrs. L. A. Ostrander returned Thursday evening from a trip of ten days to Montreal by way of the St. Lawrence river, through Lake Champlain and Lake George to Saratoga. Part of the time was spent with Rev. and Mrs. W. H. Bates, formerly pastor of the Presbyterian church at Clyde, who is now located temporarily at Port Henry.

Mr. and Mrs. George H. VanVeghten will not return to this village this fall, Mr. Van Veghten having accepted a more lucrative position than that he held in this village in the public schools of Poughkeepsie. This news will be received with genuine regret by all who have had the privilege of acquaintance with Mr. and Mrs. Van Veghten. During the several years of their residence in Lyons they made many firm friends both within and without the school and were favorites in every circle of society in which they moved. Their place, both in the faculty of the school and with the friends they made, will be hard to fill.

Miss Carrie Joel of Rochester spent Sunday in town the guest of her sister, Mrs. Jay Guilfoos.

Mrs. John Lederman and children are the guests of her sister, Mrs. Karl Lederman, at Buffalo.

Martin Ungerer suffered a slight stroke of paralysis one day last week but is now almost completely recovered.

Nicholas Ireland, accompanied by the Misses Louise and Mary Ireland expect to visit relatives at Pawtucket beginning this week.

Mrs. Charles Hettler and daughters, Mrs. William Teller and Mrs. Edward Norman, spent several days at Clyde the guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Stock.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Elmer Roys and daughter have concluded a visit with Mr. Roys' parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Roys, and returned to their home in Bloomsburg, Pa.

NEW 2/3/13   from The Lake Shore News, Thursday, October 13, 1921, front page


Mr. and Mrs. Harry T. Van Camp, of Lyons, late last week received word from Paris that their son, Captain Harry Terry Van Camp, had been awarded a gold medal by the Greek government for his devotion to "epidemic duty." Captain Van Camp was one of twelve American members of the American Red Cross, who for the last nine months have been engaged in hospital, sanitary and child health work among refugees in camps around Salonika.

Captain Van Camp has also received decorations from the Tsar of Bulgaria and the King of Greece for similar service. Captain Van Camp spent six months in this service as director of civilian relief, ministering to 100,000 refugees from the Crimea and Southern Russia.

Captain Van Camp, who is 26 years of age, left Lyons three years ago and has been connected with the American Red Cross over seas ever since. He has been assigned to several important posts of duty, including, Roumania, Bessarabia, Constantinople, Salonika and Bulgaria. His activities extended to points in Asia Minor and to various places in Bulgaria and Greece.

It is believed from recent communications, that Captain Van Camp has been able to get reservations before this for his homeward trip.

NEW 2/3/13   From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Saturday, January 17, 1891

Palmyra Grange has elected and installed the following officers for this year: Pliny S. Aldrich, master; C. N. Stearns, overseer; R. N. Backus, lecturer; J. H. Walton, steward; H. J. Kent, assistant steward; Thomas Cook, treasurer; F. L. Reeves, secretary; J. L. Durfee, chaplain; Mrs. J. O. Clark, gatekeeper; Mrs. M. Hill, pomona; Mrs. B. F. Fredenburgh, flora; Mrs. T. Cornwell, ceres; lady assistant steward, Mrs. C. N. Stearns.

NEW 2/3/13   From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Saturday, January 24, 1891

Tucker Hose Company, of Lyons has elected officers as follows: President, Frank Myers, Jr.; vice-president, George Attenburgh; secretary, George L. Lammons/Lemmons; corresponding secretary, Frank Covert; treasurer, D. H. Mann; foreman, Charles Boeheim; first assistant, Howard Soggs; second assistant, Louis Baltzel.

This is a best effort transcription. Names transcribed as printed.

NEW 2/3/13   From The Western Argus, Lyons NY, unknown date in July 1834

A List of Letters remaining in the Post Office at Sodus, July 1, 1834.

John Allen
John Axtell
Jacob or Isaac Anderson or John Brown
Levi Allen
Nancy Andrews
Benjamin F. Baker
John Britton
Riley Belden 2
William Boogher
Amasey Baker
Archippus Blodgett
George Converse
Harriet Carpenter
John Cox
Alonson Corey
Elisha W. Cleavland
Justin Corey
Jeremiah Case
John Carothers
David Cramer
Samuel Clary
Gilman Dennis
Mr. Darby
Samuel Danford
Martin V. Dunning
George A. Eadus
Erastus Fay
Samuel Felcher 2
John N. Feller 2
Huldah M. Farnam
John Felker
Wells Field
Lyan Farnam
Milton Granger
Worthy L. Gould 2
James H. Gibbs
Gaius Granger
Edward Gales
John M. Granger
I. Granger
Salmon G. Gibbs
Philemon Hulett
William Hamlin
Warren Hopkins
Ebenezer Hyde
Abner Hayes
Dannis Hamblin
Dorcas Harmesley
Eliza J. Hamlin
John Johnson 2
James Lackenby
Mary Jane M'Kinney
John R. M'Intyre
Hiram Mann 2
Mathew Fairbanks & co.
John Manderville 2
Roger Mather
Israel Mudge
Mr. M'Dowell
Matilda M'Ginis
Daniel M'Intosh
William M'Intyre
Samuel L. Morse
Job B. Norris
John Norris
Dr. H. J. Ostram
Benjamin Osborn
Isaac Pinckney
Charlotte Palmer
Mrs. M. D. Porter
Theodorus Polhamus
Henry Pulcer
Peter J. Proseus
Henry B. Pearce
Jonas Proseus
F. H. Powers
John F. Peeler
Jane Ann Pulver
William Rood
Benj. Rolf
Purchase Roberts
Mary D. Reynolds
Simon Smith 2
Calista Squire
Lewis Sagee
Gabriel Smith
John Scott jr.
John Smith
Uriah Seymour
Robert Smith
Margaret Sherman
Michael Tincklepaugh
Richard Tallmadge
Joseph Taningtley (?)
Titus Truax
Enoch Turner
William C. Utter
John Utter
John M. Utter
Lawrence Vosburgh
Jeremiah White
Dolly Wilbur
John Washington
Amos Wilbur
Andrew A. Whitbeck
Durfee Willcox

This is a best effort transcription. Names transcribed as printed.


RAN AWAY from the subscriber, on the twelfth 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 14, 1834

NEW 2/3/13   From The Western Argus, Lyons NY, April 9, 1834


WHEREAS Jane, my wife, has left my house, and refuses to live with me as a dutiful wife, I therefore forbid all persons harboring or trusting her on my account, as I shall pay no debts of her contracting, after this date.

ALLEN B. LOCKWOOD Newark, March 11, 1834

These are best effort transcriptions. Names transcribed as printed.

NEW 2/3/13   From The Western Argus, Lyons NY, January 7, 1835

List of Letters remaining in the Post Office, at Sodus Wayne county, N.Y., January 1st, 1835.

Ambrose Abbott
David A. Abbott
Abel Blood
Stephen Baker
William Beam jr.
Israel Burden
William F. Brewster
Moses A. Blakely
James Case
Lewis Case
Jeremiah Case
Edwin D. Crane
Eli Clark
Samuel Clary
Caroline Clary
John Cox 2
Eli S. B. Cheesebrough
Mr. Cook
John Dunn
Ira Durham
J. Devinney
William Danforth
Ammi Ellsworth 2
Emerson Fay
Sophia Foster
Jacob Filkens
Solomon S. Gowrey
Elisha Granger 2d
Samuel Gennings
Pierce Granger Esq.
Edward Gates
Jacob H. Gridley
Achsah Granger
Elizabeth Gates
Thomas Hopkins
George W. Hedding
Ruel Hankerson
Mrs. Harmesley
Myron Holmes
Abijay Hunt
William H. Jones
David Kipling
Sidney King
Samuel King
Joseph Kirby
Jess Leonard
W. M. Lummis
William Magee
Jesse Mason
William McIntyre
Levi McCarty
Sally Mullen
Silas Newell
Theodorus J. Polhamus 2
John F. Peeler 3
Reuben Palmer
Annis Palmer
H. R. Phelps
Constantine Phillips
William Room
William Reed 2
William Ross
Bethuel Reed
John Sherwood
George B. Snyder
Mrs. Jeremiah H. Storm
George Selby
Lucius Southwick
Jeremiah Storm
David Smith
Adam or John Shoefelt
William Taylor 2
Jesse Townsend
James Taylor
David Torry
Joseph Tunningly
Robert Thompson
John M. Utter
Collins Wells
Doct. S. S. Wright
Charles Whiting
Joseph Wilkes
Ira Wood
Caleb Winget 2
J. B. Whiting

List of Letters remaining in the Post Office, at Lyons, Wayne county, N. Y., January 1st, 1835.

Alford William
Alexander Daniel C.
Bunel/Burel(?) Sidney
Barton, Hull
Burch Wm.
Baldwin Isaac
Beard Stephen N.
Bingham Geo W.
Bishop Joshua
Brairly John
Bull George
Bannister James A.
Burt Jeremiah
Benjamin Elisha
Beard John
Cole David F.
Church Stephen D.
Cronise Henry 2
Colby I. W. Rev.
Conell Ichabod P.
Converse I. S.
Clark Miss
Clark Jonathan
Carr Daniel
Cole & Van Mater
Cradock John
Conant Perry I.
Drake Reuben
Drum William
Defores (sic) John
Davis Jacob
Dunbar Henry
Dippy George
Decker Robert
Edwards Mr.
Elmore Isaac W.
Farnel James
Foster James
Francisco Robert
Forbes Thomas
Ferris Ransom
Faulstich Michael
Godfrey Richard
Gilbert J.
Gowey Daniel P. 2
Gray Rachel 2
Gorsline Joseph
Grafton Edward
Gilkey Sample
Goodsell Jesse
Geer Harvey
Groot Giles
Gillman James S.
Hosler Jacob
Harrington Sally
Huse Amos I.
Harrington Leander
Heminway Truman
Harrington Lewis
Hite Michael
Johnson Benjamin
Jones Jeffrey
Jewell Jerrell
Knapp J. G.
Kurkham John
Kemplan Lancelot
Knapp Samuel
Layton & Jinning
Lovel & Havens
Lape Samuel
Lare Adam
Miller Gabriel D.
Mills Isaac
More Leman (?)
Miller James Jr.
Mead Nathaniel
More Loiza A.
McGown William
Miller Jacob
More George C.
McKee Diantha
Mills Elizabeth
Mead Justus
Newkirk Leonard
Ostrander T.
Ogden Ezra
Odell Susan 2
Patterton Eunice
Patterson Eunice N.
Pierce Esther
Patrick Jacob
Hease Benjamin 2 (printed as "H" in the paper;
Pease in 1830 census)
Pierce Sylvester C.
Potter Stutely
Perain Peter Frederick
Rich William
Rogers Isaac
Robertson James
Randle Mary
Riggs John jr.
Rhea John
Skiff Norman
Sherman Merritt
Sampson John
Strong H.
Stevens Abram H.
Stone William
Sweet Milton
Smith Nehemiah
Sutton William
Swicle John
Smith Sarah 2
Tyler Jane
Thompson James
Tayler Sumner
Tollover Martha
Travis Nathan
Thornton Meritt
Underhill Euphemia
Vander Carr Walter
Vincent Hiram 2
Van Wert John 2
Van Wagner John
Vincent Hannah
Wessels Polly
Wylie Wm. D.
Warren Henry A.
Wilkins Asa
Wafer John
Wilder Luther
Williams Geo. G.
Westfall Simon
Wager David
York James

List of Letters remaining in the Post Office, at Clyde, Wayne county, N. Y., January 1st, 1835.

Bailey Abel
Baily H.
Gaker William & Rensselaer
Barney Benj.
Benjamin William
Bosget (?) Isaac V.
Bowerman Elizabeth G.
Bowerman Stephen 2
Brown Andrew
Burt William
Campbell Wm.
Carpenter Ellis
Clark M. & Co.
Convers Delilah
Deavenport James
Deming Harriet
Davis Nathaniel
De Golyer John
Ely Mr.
Everts Jacob
Ferguson George B.
Finch Jeremiah
Fisk James
Forbes Robt.
Fuller Jesse
Gally David R.
Gosten Henry
Gerald Clarimond
Gordon John
Gordon Shephird
Griner Joseph
Harington Venner
Harder John
Harper Reuben 2
Halloway Masters jr.
Hendrixson John
Henderson Levi
Hinman Miles
Hume Walter
Jenks Amanda A.
King Mary
King William
Lamb William
Lampson Edward
Lombard Hollie
Misner (?) William
Nichols Newton
Odell Samuel
Palme Lemuel C.
Perkins H. Capt.
Pound Amy
Puffer Clark
Robbins Chester 2
Sauger Henry
Sears James
Shade Horatio
Slaght Jeremiah
Smith Charles F.
Smith James D.
Spencer James
Stev H.
Straughan Jno.
Swarthout Anthony
Swick John 2
Taft John
Tompkins Albert
Van Taph Jerusha
Weed Henry
Wells Ananias
West Hubbard
West Wm. A.
Wilder Catharine
Wilkeson Israel
Whitney James
Wright Elbanan

List of Letters remaining in the Post Office, at Newark January 1st, 1835.

Elizabeth Allen
Mr. Allen
David A. Abbott
R. B. Allen
Gideon G. Austin
Leah Brower
Leana Brower
Henry Brower
Susan Burnett
Francis Barton
Bemona Bennett
James Burnett
James H. Burroughs
Jacob Brush
Henry J. Borst
Daniel B. Baldwin
John Cook
Joseph Calder
Joseph Clark
James Cook
Peter J. Cook
Benjamin Chamberlain
William Chase
Albert Crosier
Gilbert P. Dennison
Theodore Dickinson
Caroline Dennison
Mariam Frary
James Gregg
William Gibson
Jacob Groat
Samuel Hildreth
John Harris
Henry L. Hollister
Elihu Hammond
Edward Hulburt
Samuel W. Hoag
J. A. Hathway
Henry Holmes
William A. Holister
A. Hollister
Hannah Howell
Charles Hudson
George Howland
John A. Hastings
Aurelia D. Harris
Peter Jacobus
Austin Jessup
Joseph King
Peter Kip
Peter Lusk
Isaac Mills
Jacob Messick
Sally Mason
George Miller
William McAlpine
John Myers
Lybbyl (sic) McKee
Eliza Olmstead
Rev. Wilson Osband
Benjamin Potter
Geo. Pitts
Eber G. Packhurst
Heman Piersons
Albert Phelps
Aaron Parkhurst
Hannah Richardshon
L. S. Rose
Henry Rotmour
Little Simpson
James Swift
Richard Sager
Andrews Stansell
Phineas C. Sherman
Ebenezer Smithh
Jeremiah Stever
Michael Smith
Isaac Soverhill
Heman Sisson
Mrs. E. C. Strong
Ira Stanbrough
Augustus Trask
Eber Thorn
Miner Trowbridge
William Turner
William Tibbets
Horace N. Teall
Freeman Vosburgh
Solomon Van Auken
Mary V. Cook
Samuel West
William Winfield
Sarah Winfield
Phebe Winfield
Jacob Wright
E. E. Williams
Isaac B. White, or Alanson Hines
John H. Wightman
Thomas Whitbeck
Otis White
Olive Worden
John B. Warner
David H. Yawger

These are best effort transcriptions. Names transcribed as printed.

NEW 2/3/13   From The Democratic Herald, Clyde NY, Tuesday, June 16, 1891

Mr. and Mrs Ernest Lux have returned from a few weeks' visit to Tuxedo Park, where they have been guests of their daughter, Mrs. Chas. Magee.

Mrs. M. J. Tremper left yesterday for South Hadley, Mass. to attend the commencement exercises of Mt. Holyoke College, from which institution her daughter, Edith, will be graduated this week.

South Butler

Mrs. Dewitt Wheeler and Mrs. Wm. Vanderpool visited their sister, Mrs. George Gettig (nee Eula Hibbard) at her new house in Syracuse, over Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Moll, formerly of this town, celebrated the tenth anniversary of their marriage at their home, near Clyde, N. Y., on Monday evening last. They received many beautiful presents, among which was a handsome bedroom set. Friends were present from Weedsport, Auburn Waterloo, Clyde, and elsewhere, to the number of about one hundred. - [Cayuga] Chief.

NEW 2/3/13   From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Tuesday, July 29, 1890, page 3

John Sybold (sic; Seybold) and wife, of Jonesville, Mich., and Miss Belle Cogswell, of Emporia, Kan., are visiting their old homes in Ontario.

Miss Mary Selby, daughter of Dr. S. F. Selby, of Williamson, was conveyed to the City Hospital in Rochester, yesterday morning. Miss Selby has been an invalid for about twenty years and is in a very critical condition.

Fred. Lee, proprietor of the roller mills at Pultneyville, who had both legs broken, was also seriously injured internally. His limbs and body to a point above the third vertebrae are entirely paralized (sic). His case is regarded as critical.

F. M. Johnson, of South Butler, had a narrow escape from death by strangulation Sunday morning. He has been an invalid for several years, and for some time has suffered from a throat trouble, which has rendered it somewhat difficult for him to swallow. While at breakfast a small piece of m eat became lodged in the throat and for some time resisted all efforts to remove it. Dr. W. J. Coppernoll was summoned but before he reached him Mr. Johnson had obtained relief, but was very weak.

NEW 2/3/13   From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Friday, January 17, 1890, page 3

Clyde, Visited by Another Fire and Three buildings Burned.

Yesterday morning between 12 and 1 o'clock a fire broke out in Clyde, on Glasgow street, and three buildings were destroyed, together with most of the contents, consisting of furniture, art gallery materials, etc. One of those buildings was owned by Samuel Willoughby and occupied as a dwelling by Charles H. Ford. Next to it on the north was a small building owned by C. S. Cooper and occupied as an art gallery by E. J. Merrick. Adjoining this was a residence, likewise owned by C. S. Cooper and occupied by Miss Julia Sands. The members of the Clyde Fire Department did excellent work and the value of the new water work hydrants were never better tested than on this occasion. The fire was first discovered in the art gallery, but its origin is a mystery. Mrs. Charles H. Ford, who was very ill at the time, was carefully removed from the Willoughby house to the near-by residence of Harvey Case. The losses amounted to $6,900, distributed as follows: Charles H. Ford, $2,000, insured in three companies for $1,200; C. T. Cooper, on furniture, $800, house, $1,500, gallery $600, insurance on house and furniture $1,600, on gallery $500; E. J. Merrick, $500, fully insured; Samuel Willoughby, $1,500, no insurance.

Mrs. Mary Cook, of Savannah, is one of the oldest and sprightliest residents of the county, being 93 years of age. Mrs. Susannah Southwick, of Butler, is considered the oldest person in the county. She will be 98 years old in April. Her health, however, is very poor.

A special dispatch to the Democrat and Chronicle from Palmyra last night says: John McKeown, a well-known citizen of this place, drove to his farm near here this afternoon, and soon after starting on his return was seized with a severe pain and became unconscious. He was found in his wagon with his head hanging over the wheel, but the horse had stopped. He was taken home and has regained consciousness to-night, but is in a critical condition.

NEW 2/3/13   From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Monday, November 24, 1890, page 3

Edward Van Duyne, of Savannah, raised this year between seven and eight hundred bushels of carrots from one acre of ground. He disposed of most of them at twenty-five cents per bushel.

A very pleasant surprise was given Miss Amelia Pratt Friday evening by about seventy-five of her friends at her brother's, Adelmer Pratt, of Ontario. Miss Pratt leaves for California to-morrow where she will spend the winter.

The following students of Sodus Academy have just received regents' preliminary certificates: Matie A. Lander, Eva McGill, Illa A. Granger, Lucinda A. Blanchard, Gertrude Case, Warner E. Landow, Edward D. Klippel, Wilson W. DeBrine.

NEW 2/3/13   From The Newark Union, Saturday, April 8, 1899

Stephen Sherman received a small order, this week, for 300,000 (3 cars) quart berry boxes.

The cigar box manufacturing business of Barton L. Rowe and Willis Chase was moved this week to Harry Drake's box factory on Union street, Mr. Drake having purchased the business. This little industry, under the new management, is bound to grow to a business of considerable importance. Mr. Drake is just the man to have it, as it will work in splendidly with his regular established business. We wish him the best of success in his new venture.

Two metallic caskets from the funeral ship "Crook" which returned from Santiago last week were received at Lyons Friday evening. The caskets weighed 800 pounds each. One contained the remains of Sergeant Buell of the 10th Infantry, who died of malarial fever at Santiago August 26th, and the other the body of Private William H./R./B.(?) Clouss of Company A, same regiment, who died of fever about the same time. The bodies were placed in the Rural cemetery and will be buried Sunday. -Lyons Press.

NEW 2/3/13   From the Arcadian Weekly Gazette, January 10, 1906

Miss Belle Cornell, who has been a stenographer at the Custodial Asylum for several years, left Monday for Albany, where she has ___ position as private stenographer to H. H. Bender, fiscal supervisor of charities.

Mrs. A. D. Lamoreaux will leave tomorrow for Staples, Minn., where she will spend the winter with her daughter, Mrs. A. J. Burger.

Three of the living apartments in the Odd Fellows' block are now occupied. Mrs. Albert Reed and her mother have one suite, Jas. E. Kelley and family another, and Dr. Turner, who has moved here from Lyons, occupies a third. Dr. Jennie Turner is a former Newark girl and for several years was a teacher in the Newark school. For the past several years she has been practising (sic) medicine in Lyons.

Mrs. Caroline Frech has been entertaining her brother, Frederick Senn, and wife, of Rome, N. Y.

Edward Chriss of Buffalo has been visiting his grand mother, Mrs. E. A. Lehn of this village.

NEW 2/3/13   From the Arcadian Weekly Gazette, July 5, 1905

The Newark lodge of Odd Fellows Wednesday evening elected the following officers: W. T. Purchase, noble grand; Vincent Huestis, vice-grand; B. J. Corteville, secretary; E. E. Burleigh, treasurer; A. S. VanInwagen, representative to grand lodge which meets in New York city in August; John Vanderbrook, representative to Odd Fellows' Home at Lockport.

At the meeting of the Independent Order of Red Men last week the following officers were elected: Sachem, R. R. Spencer; senior sagamore, Daniel Robyn; junior sagamore, Edward DeWever; prophet, William Brown; chief of records, Isaac VanRyan; trustee for eighteen moons, A. D. Clark; representative to Grand Council, Isaac Van Ryan. The next meeting will be held to-morrow evening, and the new officers will be installed July 13th.

NEW 2/3/13  From the Wayne County Review, Thursday, January 19, 1905

South Lyons

A ten pound boy has come to board at W. Skinner's.

Leon Leach of the Rochester Business Institute was home Saturday and Sunday, called here by the death of his cousin, Minnie Paton.

Lyons Omnibus Line.
Commencing January 1st, 1905, the following rates will take effect:
Hotel passengers, fare 10c
Business section, fare 10c
Residences, fare 15c
One trunk, 15c
Trunk and passenger, 25c

Lock Berlin

Our congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bastian. It is a ten pound boy.

There is some talk of making an effort to get electric lighting, either of the Wayne County Electric company or of the Rochester, Syracuse & Eastern as soon as the wires are carried here. We sincerely hope that something will materialize as we are badly in need of some light the forepart of the night at least, especially between the arch and the village. We understand there are quite a number ready to have their dwellings and business places wired as soon as we are assured of the lights.

Michael Feiock and son will move to South Lyons again this spring.

NEW 2/3/13  From the Wayne County Review, Lyons NY, January 18, 1906, front page


Samuel Reed, of Ontario, as next of kin of Alice A. Reed, who died in Ontario, December 30, 1905, petitioned that letters of administration be issue to Nellie F. Hoagland, of Williamson on the property of Alice Reed. The court issued the letters.

The will of Mrs. Nancy P. Plumb of Red Creek, who died in that village April 19, 1905, was admitted to probate and letters testamentary were granted to her son, Charles G. Plumb, of that village. The will devises the home farm of 37 acres in Wolcott to Charles Plumb on condition that he pay to Edward P. Plumb, of Chicago, $200 as his share of the estate. To the sons, Edward and Charles, certain notes are bequeathed. To a third son, A. Webbe Plumb, of Red Creek, is given all household furniture and personal belongings.

Letters testamentary were granted to Mrs. Ella F. Lincoln, of Arcadia on proof of the will of her late husband, Clinton T. Lincoln. By the terms of the will the use of all the property, both real and personal, is left to the testator's wife, who is appointed executrix. At her death the property is to descend to the daughter, Mildred Lincoln.

Mary E. George and David Barker petitioned for and were granted letters of administration on the personal property of the late James George, of Macedon, who died in that village December 17, 1905.

Letters of administration were issued to William H. Houseman on a small personal estate of Louise E. Houseman, who died at Sodus Point, September 30, 1905. Besides the petitioner, four sons, Samuel, Frederic, Charles and John, are mentioned as next of kin, also one daughter, Lydia, all of Sodus Point.

NEW 2/3/13    from The Lake Shore News, unknown date in December 1904

Red Creek Grange Election.

Officers have been eleced as follows by the Red Creek grange for the coming year: Master, G. W. Brinkerhoff; overseer, S. F. Wright; lecturer, Mrs. Belle Bennett; steward, Eugene Ford; assistant steward, Herbert Perkins; treasurer, P. Maloney; secretary, W. G. Phippin; chaplain, Oscar J. Frost; gate keeper, James Fikes; lady assistant steward, Mrs. S. B. Foster; Pomona, Mrs. Etta Howell; Flora, Mrs. William Sharp; Ceres, Mrs. S. F. Wright; trustees, Harvey Sharp, D. D. Becker and Frederick Baker; pianist, Mrs. G. M. Wood.

G. A. R. Election in Rose.

The John E. Sherman post, G. A. R., of Rose, has elected the following officers: Commander, Samuel P. Thompson; senior vice-commander, J. L. Lyman; junior vice-commander, H. D. Barnes; chaplain, Ira T. Soule; quartermaster, I. R. Seeley; officer of the day, A. W. Seagar; officer of the guard, W. Bullock; adjutant, Harvey J. Ferris; sergeant, B. Briggs; relief, H. D. Barnes and Cornelius Marsh; representatives to state encampment, A. W. Seagar and H. D. Barnes.

NEW 2/3/13   from The Record, Sodus NY, February 27, 1903

South Huron

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Riggs have gone to Ledyard, Cayuga Co., to visit Mrs. Riggs' aged parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Thomas.

Mrs. Charles Emmons and son Elmer have returned to their home in Michigan. She has been keeping house for her father, L. H. Green. Mr. Green offers his place for sale or rent.

North Rose and Vicinity

Harry Quereau seems at present to be the most "shocking" person in town. He has purchased an electric battery and people with diseases flock to his store for free treatment. He feels the most sure of cases of rheumatism.

NEW 2/3/13   from The Palmyra Democrat, Wednesday, September 14, 1892

E. J. Blyth and A. Yeomans, of Walworth, are the executors of the property of the late John Craggs.

Fred Van Dine and family left for Washington last Thursday. He has been spending a month or so with his brother-in-law, C. M. Hutchins.

Mr. Frank Peart has purchased the Photograph gallery formerly owned by G. M. Elton of this place, and since he has been very busy refitting it throughout. Mr. Peart comes to the place highly recommended as a first-class artist and the editor of this paper has known him for many years. Any one favoring him with their patronage cannot fail to be well pleased.

The survivors of the 29th and 33rd Regiments and the 1st Veteran Cavalary (sic) will hold their annual reunion at Bath, on the grounds of the Soldier's Home, September 16th. Company B, of the 27th Regiment, was raised at Lyons, and was the first to leave the county on the call of President Lincoln for 75,000 volunteers.

NEW 2/3/13    from The Record, Sodus NY, Friday, February 10, 1899


Mr. and Mrs. Irving Proseus are rejoicing over the arrival of a daughter.

NEW 2/3/13    from the Wayne County Journal, Thursday, April 2, 1908, page 5

Mr. and Mrs. W. C. A. LeFebvre, of Rochester, announce the birth of a baby girl, named Clemence, on Saturday, March 28. Mrs. LeFebvre was formerly Miss Carrie Scofield, of Palmyra.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Williamson are rejoicing over the birth of a son, who arrived Saturday and weighed in at 9 1/2 pounds. Their many friends are extending warm congratulations upon the event.

NEW 2/3/13    from The Democratic Herald, Clyde NY, Wednesday, March 25th, 1903

Those of South Galen who have been confined with the mumps the past week are Miss Fee, Rose Meade, Frank VanRiper, Clayton Heisler, Edward Glover, Hugh Devereaux, Geo. Dickson, Chester Baird.

NEW 2/3/13    from The Arcadian Weekly Gazette, January 17, 1906


The old tannery, which has been for many years a land mark in this village, was destroyed by fire early Saturday morning.

East Palmyra

Frank, son of Isaac Fisher, has gone to the Adirondacks on account of his health.

NEW 2/3/13    from The Clyde Herald, Wednesday, February 22, 1922, page 4

North Rose

Joseph Moore has returned from a visit with his sister, Mrs. T. J. Carter, in Syracuse.

Mrs. Seth Oaks was a week end guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Booth, in Huron.

NEW 2/3/13   from The Newark Union, Saturday, April 6, 1907

Sodus Center, April 4 - Charles Gulick will return to his home at Kimball, Neb., next week, after spending the winter with his mother and other friends in this vicinity.

Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Koole, of Walworth, visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bartleson, the early part of the week.

NEW 11/21/12  From The Democratic Herald, Clyde, N.Y., Tuesday, November 12, 1889

Wool on a dog? Who ever heard of such a thing? Here are the facts: Mrs. S. R. Smith, deceased, mother of Halsey Smith, of the town of Rose, this last summer spun twenty-three knots of yarn, made from the combings from the back of a dog of a water spaniel and shepherd breed. The yarn can be seen at the residence of Richard Garratt, in the town of Rose. Mrs. Smith died August 15th, 1889, at the advanced age of 89 years.

John Brockett has been visiting his uncle, S. R. Newberry, during the past week.

The case of Robert D. Rowe, as administrator of Freeman and Harriet Rowe, deceased, vs. the Central-Hudson railroad is among the first on the calendar. Freeman Rowe and his wife were killed at Hyde's Crossing, one mile west of Newark, at midnight, March 12, 1887, on their return home in a carriage from a party. They were struck by a light engine. The plaintiff sues for $5,000 damages. The company claim that the accident was due to Rowe's carelessness; that the crossing is a good one, with nothing to obstruct the view for half a mile; and it being moonlight on the night of the accident, if Rowe had looked he would have seen the engine. The case was tried last November, but the jury disagreed. S. K. & B. C. Williams for plaintiff, Camp & Dunwell for defendants.

An interesting case will be that of Reuben Comstock, of Sodus against J. H. Hopkins, as lessee, and Dwight S. Chamberlain, as owner of the Bay Shore House at Sodus Point. It will be remembered that one Sunday last June Charles H. Comstock, son of the plaintiff, while out rowing with two friends, fell overboard and was drowned. It is claimed that the men were intoxicated and the liquor which made them so was procured at the Bay Shore House. The father sues on the ground that he was deprived of support through his son's death.

NEW 11/21/12  from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Tuesday, March 19, 1895


Revival of the Cunningham-Gould Scandal at South Butler.


Cunningham, Alias Sylvester, and His Wife Have Another Falling Out and She Has Him Arrested -

Is Now Out on Bail - Wayne County.

The Cunningham-Gould scandal that tore South Butler asunder last June has been revived at Spring Lake by the arrest of Cunningham on the old charge of burglary in the third degree, which was hanging over him at the time the matter was patched up in August. The whole story is a long one, but reduced to reasonable length is as follows: Readers of the Democrat and Chronicle will remember how Cunningham, the blacksmith, whose real name, by the way, is Sylvester, ran away with Mary Ann Gould, wife of Charles Gould, a "Slyburg" farmer, and had her concealed in the rooms above his shop in South Butler village on the night of June 8, 1894. Outraged citizens then raided the place, throwing every particle of clothing and furniture into Butler creek, which runs by one side of the building, while the guilty couple escaped in their night clothes, and were subsequently driven by a confederate, Ambrose Dratt, to Sylvester's shop at Spring Lake. On the following night he broke into his wife's house there and obtained a suit of her clothing for the Gould woman to wear. A fortnight later the pair were apprehended at Iona, Onondaga county, and brought back. The woman was at once released, but there was a disposition to punish the man. The warrants levied against him had been irregular in several respects, however, and the first thing that Justice Frank Fry and Constable Charles Rising knew they were under arrest for false imprisonment. A. C. Brink of Wolcott, Sylvester's attorney, compelled these officials to settle, after which the prosecution was quietly dropped, though Eleanor Sylvester, alias "Piccadilly," the blacksmith's wife, had sworn out a warrant against him for burglary. This warrant went by default, but in its stead she instituted divorce proceedings against him. These were compromised in September by his deeding her all his real estate, after which they began living together again. Their connubial relations were apparently of the happiest till the 8th instant, when she left him again, and at once went to Constable Rising's, where the old suit of clothes, taken from the Gould woman, had been kept, apparently in reserve, Charles L. Westcott of South Butler acted as her attorney, and Sylvester was speedily under arrest. The cause was tried at Spring Lake Friday before Justice Castor, C. L. Westcott appearing for the people, and A. C. Brink for the defense. Sylvester was held for the grand jury, being released on $500 bail. It looks now as if the whole business would be dragged through the courts again.

1900 Butler Census - Charles Gould, farmer, age 39, Mary A. Gould, age 38, married 17 years, 9 children, 8 living. 7 children aged 10 months to 16 years.

NEW 11/21/12  From the Wayne County Review, Thursday, Septembemr 10, 1903


Brother and Sister Had Been Separated Since Childhood

A happy reunion after thirty year's (sic) separation has just occured in Clyde between Mrs. J. W. Bruen of this village and her brother, Frederick Hurdendorf, of Medina.

The separation took place in Rochester when the sister was two years old and the brother four. During the years since neither had heard or known anything of the other, although Mrs. Bruen believed that she had a brother somewhere. Two weeks ago she learned that a man living at Medina bore the same name as her long lost brother. She wrote immediately and the man replied in person, and it was easily proved that they were brother and sister.

Clyde Personal.

Ernst Finch, of Geneva, is passing a few days at the home of his mother.

George K. Diller of Brunswick, N.J., spent Sunday in town the guest of friends.

George Vandenberg of Brunswick, N.J., is spending a time with his mother in this village.

Christopher Dickinson of Greenfield, Indiana, who resided in Clyde 21 years ago is visiting friends in Clyde for a few days.

Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Spaulding of Port Byron, spent Sunday with Mrs. Spaulding's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sloan of this village.

Dr. and Mrs. Louis Palmer of Baltimore are spending part of their vacation with Mr. Palmer's parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Palmer of this village.

Fred Cook, formerly the genial clerk of the Terry drug store in this village, but whose home is now in Auburn, spent Sunday with friends in this village.

Fred Ketchum, who for some time past has been engaged the clerk in the store of R. R. Barnes, has resigned to accept an honorable and responsible position in the express office at Canandaigua.

Mrs. George P. Livingston of this village, who has been confined to her home with paralysis for several months, left Clyde last Saturday morning for the Soldiers and Sailors Widow's Home at Oxford.

Charles Legge, formerly of this village, has resigned his position with the firm of Dey Brothers, Syracuse, to accept a more lucrative position in the curtain department of the McCurdy & Norwell Co. store of Rochester. Mr. Legge undertook the duties of his new position Tuesday of last week.

NEW 11/21/12  From The Democratic Herald, Clyde NY, Tuesday, December 17, 1889

Mrs. Allie LaDue, of Warners, is passing a few days with her sister, Mrs. E. W. Sherman.

Officers Elected.

Clyde Grange Saturday afternoon elected the following officers for the ensuing year:

W. M. - Wallace H. Weed
Overseer - W. H. Osborne
Lecturer - W. L. Devereux
Steward - J. G. Vanness
Ass't Steward - Eugene Hickok
Chaplain - Mrs. M. W. Mead
Treasurer - Norman Sloan
Secretary - S. H. Clark
Gate-keeper - D. E. Converse
Pomona - Mrs. J. Osborne
Flora - Mrs. P. B. Furlong
Ceres - Mrs. H. O. Ketchum
Lady Steward - Mrs. W. H. Weed
Librarian - Mrs. H. O. Ketchum
Organists - Miss Dorea Weed and Mrs. John Horton
Executive Committee - George A. Baird, S. H. Clark and Malcom Little
Library Purchasing Com.- W. L. Devereaux, Miss S. A. Little and Mrs. H. O. Ketchum

NEW 11/21/12  From The Democratic Herald, Clyde NY, Tuesday, November 20, 1888

List of Jurors.


Leroy Sharp, farmer, Ontario
Ebenezer Farrand, farmer, Galen
Arvin Peek, farmer, Butler
Hiram Burton, gentleman, Galen
Oscar J. Frost, farmer, Wolcott
George Hough, farmer, Galen
Simon F. Kimball, farmer, Wolcott
John C. Hill, farmer, Sodus
A. D. Hyde, farmer, Arcadia
Joseph Hanby, farmer, Williamson
Thomas Agentt, farmer, Lyons
William B. Billings, farmer, Macedon
Stephen Hooker, farmer, Ontario
E.E. Gardner, farmer, Arcadia
John Preston, merchant, Sodus
P. K. Shaw, farmer, Arcadia
Peter Ewald, barber, Lyons
A. E. Burnett, grocer, Lyons
Cyrus Packard, farmer, Macedon
Leonard Hood, farmer, Sodus
Alvin Drury, farmer, Huron
Joseph Roat/Ront/Rout, farmer, Rose
John McKeown, farmer, Palmyra
G. H. Northrup, lumberman, Wolcott


William Kreutzer, insurance agent, Lyons
Wm. H. Penoyer, farmer, Lyons
James Rider, farmer, Newark
H. H. Watrous, dentist, Lyons
Ronaldo Vanderbilt, farmer, Lyons
Chas. J. Williams, merchant, Sodus
Chas. H. Knapp, farmer, Palmyra
Benjamin Seager, farmer, Huron
Frank L. Waldurff, farmer, Galen
David H. Quivey, farmer, Huron
Charles Gurnee, farmer, Ontario
William Gilbert, farmer, Marion
Frank Backman, farmer, Galen
Nathan Loveless, farmer, Butler
Amassa Fink, farmer, Wolcott
Jas. P. Tuttle, merchant, Palmyra
Frank Boynton, farmer, Ontario
H. R. Paddock, farmer, Wolcott
Frank M. Blanchard, farmer, Sodus
Thomas Langdon, hotel-keeper, Newark
William Dickerson, farmer, Fairville
Charles Hulett, farmer, Sodus
Valorus Ellenwood, farmer, Rose
Frank W. Smith, farmer, Palmyra
Charles Smouden, farmer, Williamson
Smith G. Dayton, farmer, Palmyra
Lewis Cline, Jr., farmer, Huron
Charles Smart, farmer, Lyons
Clark W. Bly, farmer, Palmyra
Henry Rising, farmer, Savanna
Philip Duntz, mason, Wolcott
Perry Down, farmer, Lakeside
Henry Bruce, farmer, Wolcott
George Bills, merchant, Wolcott
Wm. H. Thacker, merchant, Wolcott
C. S. Pickett, carpenter, Lyons

NEW 11/21/12  From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Wednesday, April 4, 1894, page 4

Small-Pox at the County Buildings

The county buildings situated two miles west of Lyons on the road to Newark, have been placed in quarantine on account of the discovery of a case of small-pox in the hospital there. It seems that among a large crowd of tramps admitted to the police station at Lyons last Friday evening was one one tramp who was sick. In the morning he was taken before Police Justice Patterson, who committed him to the county hospital. The tramp's condition did not improve any there and yesterday Dr. John W. Robinson, of South Lyons, county physician, was summoned to visit the patient. It was then discovered that the man had small-pox. It had broken out, was clearly defined and there was no supposition about it at all. The attention of Dr. James W. Putnam, of Lyons, health officer of the town, was called to the case. A meeting of the town board of health and of the town board was called and after the matter had been fully presented, it was decided to quarantine the county buildings in order to prevent the spread of the dreaded disease. The tramp in question was one who was sent to the poor house on Saturday morning. Two tramps escaped yesterday morning from the county hospital and went to Lyons at once in search of work. As soon as it became known that small-pox had appeared at the county buildings, these tramps were pursued, found and taken back to quarantine. The police station where the tramp was confined has been thoroughly fumigated and every effort is being made to place the station in a clean and health state.

The quarantine on the residence of Fred Green of Palmyra was raised yesterday morning. He had been held in quarantine for the past twenty-one days, on account of having been exposed to the small-pox. His neighbor, Charles Goodwin, who has the disease is still confined to the house, but is improving rapidly and the quarantine will probably be raised from his house soon.

At a meeting of the board of the town of Butler Dr. M. F. Sweeting was elected health officer and Elmer Harder, citizen member, for the ensuing year.

South Butler union school began its spring term on Monday with Howard A. Maynard, principal, and Miss Abbie Blackmar and Miss Lillian Douglas in the intermediate and primary departments.

The following have been chosen officers of the Sunday-school Missionary Society, of the Clyde Presbyterian church: President, Mrs. George H. Wiltsie; vice-president, Miss Helen L. Syron; secretary and treasurer, William W. Legg, Jr.

The Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor of the Disciples' Church of South Butler has elected the following officers for the ensuing term: President, Henry L. Wood; vice-president, Mrs. John Halstead; recording secretary, Jesse Skinner; corresponding secretary, D. D. Crofoot; treasurer, Mrs. Seth C. Wood.

NEW 11/21/12  From The Palmyra Journal, unknown date February 1898

A man by the name of Sherman, who has lived in Sodus since last spring, took his three children to a neighbor's and left them, then sold his furniture and left the village.

NEW 11/21/12  From The Democratic Herald, Clyde, N.Y., Tuesday, May 7, 1889

The street sprinkler was out for the first time Saturday.

James Eaton is the new proprietor of the Commercial House at Lyons.

Ira Drury's house in Wolcott was burned on Wednesday of last week with all its contents. The family barely escaped.

Philip Gantz, of Lyons, one of the most extensive peppermint growers in Wayne county, has just completed a six days' job, in which time he planted thirty-five acres of peppermint. This is a record extraordinary.

N. S. Blood and John Mack have been appointed lift bridge tenders; lock tenders at Clyde lock are Chas. Cossleman and Chas. Lake, foremen; Richard Mulcahy and Jas. McCarthy, assistants; bank watchmen, Richard Mulcahy and Michael Cordon.

David Jennings, of Lyons, who for the past twenty-five years has been trying to solve the problem of perpetual motion, and who, in fact, constructed several machines that ran long enough to inspire a number of captialists (sic) with confidence in the inventor's ability to overcome natural laws, has now turned his attention to a more practical end. The great success of "The Pigs in the Clover" puzzle filled the inventor with new ambition and he has now almost ready for the market a puzzle called "Shoot the Pig," which bids fair to be quite as popular.

The young Heitz boy at Newark, who was recently shot in the head seems to have entirely recovered, and although the bullet remains in his brain he has gone to work again.

The Macedon Burglary.

George G. Grant, a special detective for the West Shore Railroad Company, arrested Edward Campbell at Syracuse Wednesday for burglary and larceny by breaking into and stealing 45 tickets from the Macedon office. Campbell was arraigned before Justice Mulholland the next day, pleaded not guilty, waived examination, and proposed to give bail for the action of the Grand Jury. Campbell, whose home is in Palmyra, says he bought the tickets of a man on the train whom he did not know. The man, he says, got on the train at Fairport and left at this city. Campbell presented an unstamped ticket, which aroused the conductor's suspicions and resulted in Campbell's arrest.

I. O. G. T. Installation.

The following officers of the Clyde Lodge, were elected Monday evening, April 29th, for the next quarter:

C.T. - W. A. Patten
V.T. - Mrs. J. Exner
R.S. - Seymour Hoffman
A.S. - Luella Scutt
F.S. - Mrs. Wm. Robus
T. - Wm. Robus
C. - Mark Canning
M. - John Exner
D.M. - Belle Scutt
G. - Phenie E. Lamb
S. - Lorenzo Davis
P.C.T. - L. A. Davis
S.J.T. - Mrs. M. Canning
L.D. - Harvey Benning

The installation of the above officers took place at the Lodge rooms last evening. A large delegation of the Rose Lodge was in attendance and C. W. Oaks, of North Rose, County Deputy, installed the officers. At the close of the ceremonies, ample refreshments were served and a pleasant evening enjoyed by all who were in attendance.

Mr. Jefferson Powers, lies dangerously ill with hemmorage (sic) of the lungs, at the residence of his father 1 1/2 miles north of the village.

Mr. Charles Reed has returned from Ovid, N.Y., in which village he has held a position on the staff of the Independent for the past year.

Miss Fronie Greiner entertained a large number of her friends at a party given in honor of her 8th birthday on Saturday, April 27th, at the residence of her parents on Columbia street. About thirty-five families were represented and the children in attendance were from 6 to 11 years of age. All enjoyed the occasion and wished Fronie many a happy birthday to come.

Canal Appointments.

Following are the canal appointments for this county by Supt. Teller:

State carpenter - D. B. Harmon, Palmyra.

Scow captain - C. C. Chadwick, Newark.


Clyde - Charles Cossleman and Charles Lake, foremen; James McCarthy and Richard Mulcahy, assistants.

Lock Berlin - Benjamin Harwood and John Griswold, foremen; Chas. Morsheimer and Louis Martin, assistants.

Lyons - George Miller and Paul Snyder, foremen; Eugene Russell and Gus Mills, assistants.

Poorhouse - Charles Messenger and Fred Petrie, foremen; Charles Burnett and Anthony Frind, assistants.

Lower Lockville - Nelson Markell and Edward Parkust, foremen; Samuel Weaver and R. McKowan, assistants.

Middle Lockville - Elmer West and Wells Axtell, foremen; Henry O'Brien and George Traver, assistants.

Upper Lockville - Michael Chadwick and John Aikin, foremen; John Beck and R. Woodruff, assistants.

Lower Macedon - Frank Pratt and John Reddy, foremen; John Randall and Wallace Gordon, assistants.

Upper Macedon - G. P. Kaiser and John Doyle, foremen; David Duggan and Martin Dillon, assistants.


Richard Mulcahy and Michael Cordon, Clyde; Henry Washer, Lyons; John Bloom, Newark; Stephen Starring and Daniel Burns, Palmyra.

The Knights of the Maccabees.

On Monday evening, April 28th, Clyde Tent, Knights of the Maccabees, was instituted at Odd-Fellows' Hall by Deputy Supreme Commander, C. A. Melvillo, with about thirty charter members on the list. The following officers were elected for the remainder of the term:

P.C. - Dr. J. S. Barnard
C. - Dr. E. M. Roffee
L.C. - C. R. Laidlaw
R.K. - F. A. Haugh
F.K. - DeL. Stow
P. - J. S. Barnard, M. D.
S. - Chas. A. Sloan
P. - E. J. Carris
M. at A. - C. J. Brown
1st M. of G. - John Kane
2d M. of G. - Chas. Mosher
S. - Chas. Ames
P. - W. W. Brewster

The Tent, though being but just organized, has a large and influential membership and bids fair to meet with the greatest success. Its insurance branch possesses many features, peculiar to itself, which makeks it one of the very best assessment insurance companies, in point of economy and security, in existence. The installation of the above officers will be held at the Odd Fellows' Hall, this week Friday evening, May 10th, and the Lyons Tent will doubtless be in attendance.

NEW 11/21/12  From the Clyde Democratic Herald, Tuesday, October 7, 1890

Geo. Gilmore, of Ames, Iowa, was called here to attend the funeral of his sister, Mrs. Ann G. Wallace.

Mrs. J. S. Barnard left last week to join her husband at Baltimore, which city they will make their future home.

Mrs. W. H. Ireland and daughter, Miss Maude, who have been guests for several weeks at Chas. Zeluff's, returned to their home in Syracuse, Tuesday.

NEW 11/21/12  From The Herald, Clyde, N.Y., Wednesday, April 4, 1907

Miss Della Ogden, of Bradford, Pa., was an Easter guest at Frank Lake's.

Miss Theresa Holleran is passing a week with her sister, Mrs. J. Mitchell, in Wolcott.

Miss Bernadette Dixon is home from her school in North Lyons for a short vacation.

Miss Blanche Fullmer was home from her school in Geneva for a short vacation recently.

Miss Olive Mackie, of Rochester, spent Easter with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Mackie.

Miss Grace Kelsey, of Rochester, is passing some time with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kelsey.

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Wheeler and child will leave for Newark to take up their residence, next week.

Mrs. R. E. Magraw and daughter, Ethel, of Utica, were Easter guests of Mr. and Mrs. James VanAlstyne.

Mrs. James VanAlstyne and granddaughter, Miss Flossie Tuck, were in Syracuse on business last Saturday.

Miss Margaret Myers, of Auburn Business College, was the guest of her mother in this village over Easter.

Miss Grace Barrett is home from the Albany Normal College to pass the Easter vacation with her parents.

Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Sherwood left Clyde, Monday, for Syracuse, where they will make their home in the future.

Mrs. L. B. Smith and daughter, Elizabeth, of Brooklyn, are guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Field for some time.

Dr. and Mrs. J. P. Ruf, of New York City, were recent visitors in town, called here by the death of Mrs. Thomas.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Doyle and little daughter, of East Syracuse, visited relatives, in Clyde, Monday and Tuesday.

Misses Augusta and Edna Arzberger, of Rochester, were Easter guests of their mother, Mrs. Thos. Arzberger, in this village.

Miss Hazel Hall, of Syracuse University, has been the guest of her grandparents, Senator and Mrs. Robinson, for a week past.

Rev. Frederick Maunder and son, of Hannibal, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Maunder, on the Plank Road, several days last week.

LeVan R. Barnes, of Virginia, and Curtis Barnes, of Michigan Military Academy, Orchard Lake, Mich., have been guests of their father, R. R. Barnes, for some days past.

G. H. Lang is about to start for California, where Mrs. Lang has been for the past two years. He will remain for a few weeks and expects to bring Mrs. Lang back with him.

Besides those mentioned last week, the following students are home from Syracuse university for the Easter vacation: Merton I. Roy, Arthur F. Hinman, Leon Waldorf, Russel Allen, Miss Kathleen Joyce.

Michael Madden, of Pennsylvania, Wm. Madden, of Buffalo, and Howard Madden, of Newark, were at their home in this village over Easter. Misses Frances Madden, of Schenectady, and Alice Madden, of Port Byron, are also passing a vacation here.

Mrs. Chas. Simpkins, of Syracuse, and Mrs. Richard Roberts, of Alloway, are passing the week with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Luffman.

Frank Thomas, of Mont Clair, N.J., and W. H. Thomas, of Alton, Ill., have ben recent visitors in Clyde, called here by the death of their mother.


On Tuesday night the fire companies of this village held their annual election of officers with the following results:

Protectives: Pres., C. A. Barnes; vice-pres., Chas. Knight; sec'y, George Mack; treas., A. Benninghoff; foreman, W. E. Powers; 1st asst., P. H. Doherty; 2nd asst., Thomas Whalen; trustee, three years, James Mack.

Ever Readys: Pres., J. H. VanAntwerp; vice-pres., Wm. Simmons; sec'y W. G. Overocker; treas., G. J. Lauster; foreman chemical, J. W. Garlic; asst. foreman chemical, Ross Gillett; foreman hose, W. S. Nichols; asst. foreman, John Jones; delegates, J. H. VanAntwerp, F. M. Wood, G. J. Lauster; trustee, three years, George Rotach(?).

Electrics: Pres., C. F. Lux; vice-pres., F. Tuck; sec'y, B. H. Perry; treas., H. Redder; foreman, George Rodwell; 1st asst., J. Lee; 2d asst., A. Blood; capt. ball team, E. Myers; mgr., Chas. F. Lux; delegates, John Lux, C. F. Lux, B. H. Perry.

Delegates from the several companies will meet this afternoon to elect a chief of the fire department, and a 1st and a 2d assistant.

C. W. Vanderpool has advertised his farm for sale, east of this village, and as soon as he is able to dispose of it, will remove to Illinois for the benefit of his health, which has been failing of late.

For Sale.
A Holstein-Friesian bull, whose dam produced over 10,000 lbs. of milk since June 10 last. Sired by Kerndyke DeKol Burke, No. 37,001. Inquire of W. F. Lembcke, Lock Berlin, N.Y.

NEW 11/21/12  From The Clyde Herald, Wednesday, April 29, 1931

William Locke of Auburn was in Clyde Tuesday for the first time in 15 years. He was a glass blower here in the heydey (sic) of that industry.

W. B. Exner, Ubaldo DiSanto, F. M. Myers and George Kenreich attended a meeting of Mobilgas and Mobiloil dealers at Auburn last Tuesday.

NEW 11/21/12  From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Tuesday, April 14, 1896, page 4

Oweing (sic) to the resignation of W. H. Fitch as policeman at Savannah, James W. Goss has been appointed to fill the vacancy.

Rev. N. B. Knapp has severed his connection as pastor of the Rose Presbyterian Church. Miss Inez Knapp will locate in Brooklyn and the family in Phelps.

The village school at Pultneyville has been closed on account of the prevalence of scarlet fever in the place. Three sons of the Rev. M. Van Doorn, one of them a physician, are afflicted with the disease.

Dr. C. S. Pugsley, of Oakfield, Genesee county, has purchased the stock in the Johnson pharmacy at Lyons and will take possession in a few days. He will, in addition to running a drug store, practice medicine.

NEW 11/21/12  From The Democratic Herald, Clyde, N.Y., Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1892

There has been less profit in cigars at Julius Weber's tobacco store the past week, owing doubtless to the fact that a bouncing girl baby has graced his household.

Miss Anna M. Ekert, for nine years a saleslady in Green & Gregory's New York Cash Store, has resigned her position perparalery (sic) to accepting a life position in the west.

H. S. Wendell, the general agent for Central New York of the Manhattan Life Insurance Co., now has an office at 309 Kirk block, Syracuse, and will soon remove his family to that city.

NEW 11/21/12  From the Arcadian Weekly Gazette, July 5, 1905

Anthracite coal has been discovered on the farm of Marion Cogswell in the town of Williamson. He will sink a shaft into the side of the hill to lay bare the vein, and hopes to find a large deposit.

L. J. Siller of Norwich was in Newark last week. He and Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Siller went to Rochester to attend the wedding of Frank L. Siller and Miss Alice E. Pierce. The bridegroom is a brother of L. J. and J. C. Siller, and a partner of the latter in the grocery business in Rochester and Newark.

The Misses Mary and Clara Matthews are home from the Plattsburgh Normal for the summer.

Stephen VanDuzen of Butler, Ind., and Mr. and Mrs. Elton Campbell have been visiting at Richard VanDuzen's.

Miss Ellen Lee, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lee, who, since she left Mt. Holyoke Semintary, has been taking a trained nurse's course in the New York Hospital, is home for a week. She will graduate next March.

NEW 11/21/12  From The Clyde Times, Thursday, February 19, 1914, page 8

South Butler.

B. H. Everhart has secured a position with a steam roller company of Buffalo as traveling salesman and gone to Chicago to fill the position.


George Springstead and Bert Calkins have bought the trolley station and livery business and will take possession the first of March.


Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wallace, of Chamberlain, Canada, visited Mrs. Judson Chaddock and other friends here Thursday and Friday.

On account of the death of Mrs. C. S. Wright, the meeting of the Magazine Club has been indefinitely postponed.

Harlan P. Wilson has returned from Missouri, where he has been visiting his son, Frank Wilson.

Roy Vandermeulen, of Buffalo, visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Abram Vandermeulen, over Sunday.

Ferguson's Corners.

John Vandercook removed his household goods last week from Herman Wright's house to Rochester, where he has a position on the Rochester Railway.

NEW 11/21/12  From the Arcadian Weekly Gazette, September 13, 1899, page 2

Sodus Centre.

Mrs. Sidney B. Coleman is entertaining her mother, Mrs. M. Adams, of Auburn.

Samuel Coon had a slight stroke of paralysis one day last week, but is now reported as improving, though he cannot yet command the use of his right arm.

East Palmyra.

Mr. and Mrs. O. M. Clark will celebrate the 23rd anniversary of their marriage, on Wednesday evening of this week. About 75 guests have been invited.

Mrs. Willett and her mother sent a box of nice presents to two of Mrs. M. B. William's children for their birth days, which occur respectively on the 4th and 5 of June.

NEW 11/21/12  From The Palmyra Courier, Friday Morning, May 23, 1890


George Nash of Woodstock, Minn., brother of C. J. and Oscar Nash of Ontario Center, is visiting relatives and friends in this vicinity after an absence of nine years.

Alvira Lofthouse of Paw Paw, Mich., spent a few days in town recently calling on old friends and neighbors.

Quite a number of children living in the western part of the adjoining town of Williamson are sick with scarlet fever. The oldest child of Mr. Jerome Willard died on Wednesday the 7th last, thus far that is the only death that has occurred from the disease.

A little company of the friends and neighbors of Mrs. Katharine Warner convened at the residence of her son, on Wednesday afternoon to celebrate her 79th birthday. The arrangements had been kept secret, and Mrs. Warner was completely surprised and very much pleased indeed by the kind remembrance of her friends. May she enjoy many happy returns of the day.

Mrs. Elon Russell, who has suffered for a number of years with tic douloureaux, had a nerve taken from her face last Monday and is now in a condition which gives hopes of her recovery. Dr. DeLaMater of Palmyra was the surgeon employed.

NEW 11/21/12  From The Clyde Herald, unknown date April 1921

Mrs. Nellie Kavanaugh has returned home after spending the winter with her daughter, Helen, in Cortland.

Miss Elsie Compson spent Saturday and Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ward E. Compson, in Baldwinsville.

Mrs. Emma Roffee returned yesterday from Pittsburg, Pa., where she spent the winter with her grandson, Harold Hardisty.

Mrs. Wm. Rudd, of Perry, has been a guest in this town of her father, H. G. Moon. Mrs. Rudd was formerly Miss Kathryn Moon.

Mrs. G. I./J. Andlefinger and Mrs. Jordan Shuman have formed a partnership and will conduct a variety store in the quarters formerly occupied by the Woodward grocery.

Mrs. Flora Madden, who has been seriously ill for a week, is now pronounced out of danger and on the road to recovery, and will soon be able again to attend to her millinery business. During her illness her sister, Mrs. John I./J. Gillett, conducted the business.

Events of 25 Years Ago
Interesting Items Briefly Taken from the Clyde Herald, 25 Years Ago [NOTE: 1896]

Miss Ida L. Saxton, of the Yonkers HIgh School faculty, has been spending a week with her parents here.

Miss Luella B. Robinson left last week to accept the position of preceptress of the East Orange, N.J., high school.

Announcement has been made of the engagement of J. Gereau Green, of Rochester, to Miss Sibyl Perrin of that city.

NEW 11/21/12  From The Democratic Herald, Clyde NY, September 11, 1895

W. R. Vrooman and daughter, Marjorie, are visiting relatives in Canada this week.

E. K. Gilroy returned to Muncie, Ind., last week, his family remaining here temporarily.

Geo. D. Terry and wife, of Binghamton, have been passing a few days with F. H. Terry.

Mrs. C. B. Littlefield, of Williamstown, N.Y., is the guest of her sister Mrs. G. A. Moscrip.

John Rodman left yesterday for Muncie, where he has accepted a position in a glass factory.

Mrs. R. R. Barnes and Mrs. D. Keppel left yesterday for Havana, being called there by the serious illness of Mrs. Brink. [NOTE: Havana is the former name of the village of Montour Falls, NY.]

James Guy, wife and daughter Winifred, and brother, John Guy, of Dolgeville, were the guests of Michael Guy last week.

Joseph Stevens who has been visiting friends in town for a few days, returned to his home in Chicago Saturday, Mrs. Stevens remaining here temporarily.

From the Clyde Times, June 30, 1904


Cherry Lawn Trout Club Formed at Sodus.

The Cherry Lawn Trout Club was formed in the Sodus Opera House Monday night for the purpose of establishing and maintaining a trout preserve in that town. The pond will be stocked with fry and yearlings, as well as a few large trout for spawning. The members decided to limit the club to fifteen active members and two honorary members.

The officers elected are as follows: President, Harry S. Duncan of Wallington; vice president, Edwin J. Wilcoxen of Rochester; secretary, Herman L. Kelly of Sodus; treasurer, Henry O. Button of Sodus Point. The active members were selected as follows: Harry S. Duncan and John M. Boyd of Wallington, Seymour Scott of Lyons, Henry O. Button and Dr. Frank L. Willson of Sodus Point, Edward A. DeZutter and Judson L. Transue of Williamson, B. E. Willson and Edwin J. Willcoxen of Rochester, and Warner C. Mills, Willis T. Gaylord, jr., Herman Kelley, Oliver A. Colvin, Charles H. Mills and C. R. Mills of Sodus. Preparations are being made for placing the pond into condition at once. The honorary members will be Edward T. Boyd of Wallington and Game Protector Claude DoVille of Sodus Point.

From The Democratic Herald, Clyde NY, unknown date in July 1890

Trial Jurors.

Following is a list of trial jurors selected from the Town of Galen, Wayne County, N.Y. - to serve for the ensuing three years, from the 7th day of July, 1890 - by Supervisor, Town Clerk and Assessors of said town:

Harrison Aurand, farmer, Clyde
Archibald Barton, farmer, Clyde
Frank Backman, farmer, Clyde
Ira Burt, farmer, Clyde
Geo. A. Baird, farmer, Clyde
Frederick Bastian, farmer, Lock Berlin
O. A. Burton, merchant, Clyde
Frank Copeman, farmer, Clyde
Geo. Duel, farmer, Marengo
W. L. Devereaux, farmer, Clyde
Wm. H. Everhart, farmer, Lock Berlin
Peter Emigh, farmer, Clyde
E. M. Farrand, farmer, Clyde
Geo. Foist, farmer, Clyde
E. H. Glover, farmer, Clyde
Philip Gantz, farmer, Lyons
Wm. H. Gilbert, farmer, Lock Berlin
Philip Heit, farmer, Clyde
John B. Horton, farmer, Clyde
Geo. Haugh, farmer, Clyde
Jas. H. Hannas, farmer, Clyde
Jas. H. Inman, farmer, Clyde
Frank Kelsey, farmer, Clyde
Frederick Kreiss, farmer, Lock Berlin
Henry Kellogg, farmer, Clyde
Wm. Lawrence, farmer, Clyde
Geo. H. Lang, farmer, Clyde
Allen Lake, farmer, Clyde
Chas. Meade, farmer, Clyde
N. G. Moore, farmer, Clyde
Alfred Mackie, farmer, Clyde
Wm. H. Osborne, farmer, Clyde
Chas. Powers, farmer, Clyde
Ellery Porter, farmer, Clyde
John Paylor, farmer, Lock Berlin
Lyman Roy, farmer, Lock Berlin
Jas. H. Race, mechanic, Clyde
Luther A. Smith, farmer, Marengo
A. J. Stevens, mechanic, Marengo
Byron Sloan, farmer, Marengo
Frederick Spies, farmer, Lyons
Asa Traver, farmer, Clyde
Wm. Tobin, liveryman, Clyde
John G. VanNess, farmer, Clyde
Frank L. Waldurff, farmer, Clyde
Wallace Weed, farmer, Clyde
Geo. C. Watson, farmer, Clyde
A. E. Adams, gentleman, Clyde
Manly Benjamin, gentleman, Clyde
Caleb J. Brown, laundryman, Clyde
Willard Crawford, farmer, Clyde
E. J. Carris, merchant, Clyde
E. Q. Corrin, merchant, Clyde
Wm. Creager, farmer, Lyons
Robert Nichols, farmer, Clyde
David Ferguson, farmer, Clyde
Abner Garlic, farmer, Clyde
Edward Gridley, produce dealer, Clyde
Avery H. Gillette, produce dealer, Clyde
Harvey Bockoven, farmer, Lock Berlin
Ward H. Groesbeck, merchant, Clyde
Alex. Graham, farmer, Clyde
Chas. A. Graves, gentleman, Clyde
J. L. Howard, gentleman, Clyde
Frank Desmond, farmer, Marengo
Harvey Nelson, farmer, Clyde
J. M. Liek, mechanic, Clyde
Chas. Malchoff, farmer, Marengo
Frederick Miller, farmer, Clyde
Ed. Millard, mechanic, Clyde
C. E. Jones, bookkeeper, Clyde
Benjamin Story, farmer, Marengo
Luther A. Powers, mechanic, Clyde
Chas. Straughan, gentleman, Clyde
Chas. A. Smith, bookkeeper, Clyde
Edwin Sands, merchant, Clyde
Jas. Koesler, miller, Clyde
Chas. Strohm, farmer, Lyons
Fred H. Terry, druggist, Clyde
Michael Witt, florist, Clyde

From the Western Argus, Lyons, NY, unknown date shortly after the 4th of July, 1833 (Lyons NY). This is a best effort transcription.

List of Letters, remaining in the Post Office at Newark, Wayne co. N.Y. July 1st, 1833.

Asa Archer
Elizabeth Amerman
George Ayres
James Brusee
Erastus Burg
Samuel Baldwin
William Bounds
Joseph Burnett
Leah A. Brower
Justus Baldwin
Mr. Cronise
Harriet Comstock
Peter Chrysler
James Corwin
Benj. Carll
Eunice Corey
Moses Culver
David Cooley
Adran Caner
Angeline Devine
Osmond/Ormond Dailey
Dr. Dyer
John Dailey
John Dobson
Rev. Baxter Dickerson
Capt. Alexander Douglass
Smith Ferguson
John Fosket
James D. Ford & Co.
Wm. Feral
William B. Fisk
John Gillespie
Milo Galloway
Chester Hacket
L. F. Hutchinson
Charlotte M. Hallock
Benjamin Hanser/Hauser
* Plutarch Hoton Esq
Stephen C. Hinsdell
A. D. Harris
John Howland
Wm. Horton
Leonard P. Hutchinson
John F. Hollister
S. A. Hathaway
Michael Hollenbeck
Daniel Hallock
Henry Johnson
Henry G. Klock
Jacob Keller
Michael Lusk
John Lopir
Rev. Gideon Maning
Jabez Mann
Timothy Moore
Silas Moor
George J. Marquart
S. H. McDowell
James McDowell
James Miller
Harriet S. McNeil
Luther Northrop
J. Nottingham
Aaron Parkhurst
Emeline Powers
Thomas Parlsley
Emer Potter
Heman Percy
George Perry
George Swift
Lot Sears
Sarah Jane Shirts
Jacob Shirts
John Stark
William Snyder
John W. Sowls
Benj. Sabin
John G. Smith
Jeremiah Stever
Peter Showerman
Rockwell Stone
Elizabeth Terry
Charles Tibbits
William Turner
Hever (?) Thorn
George Van Nostrand
Sally Van Inwagen
Content Vowers (?)
Peter Wilson
Albert Witbeck
John A. Witbeck
Elisha Woodward
Charles Wilcox
Charlinda(?) R. Weed

[* Plutarch Houghton, 1840 of Rome, Lenawee Co., Michigan & 1850 census of Woodstock, Lenawee Co., Michigan; said to have married Sarah Howell in 1824 at Palmyra NY.]


From The Sunday Herald, Syracuse NY, Sunday Morning, December 24, 1899, page 21


He Heard It Himself and Was Dumbfounded.


They Were of Glorious Music, and the Manifestation Occurred Immediately After
the Death of a Child, Whose Mother Also Told the Narrator of the Remarkable Incident.

Auburn, Dec. 23- A strange story comes from Sempronius, in the southern part of Cayuga county, which will furnish good for the physcologists (sic) and students of spirit phenomena for many a day to come. The story is vouched for by Edward Wellner, clerk of the street department of the city of Auburn, who is personally acquainted with the parties named and who was himself a partial witness to the events narrated. According to Mr. Wellner, a band of spirit choirsters (sic) playing on various sweet toned instruments, has been heard in broad daylight in Sempronius town, much to the delight and amazement of the people of that secluded and out of the way borough. There is also a pathetic side to the story which serves to deepen the mystery of the wonderful and unaccountable phenomena, whihc is the sole topic of conversation in the neighborhood.

Music on the Breeze.

A few days ago while Mr. Wellner was driving along the old turnpike between Sempronius and the Goose pond, his attention was attracted by the most entrancing music, which appeared to come directly from the lowering winter skies overhead. The spot in the road where Mr. Wellner's old bay mare was quietly plodding along at a 20-minute gate was far from any farm house, and the open fiends at either side of the road showed no signs of life. The music seemed to steal upon the solitary traveler like a soft mid-summer breeze and gradually increased in volume until at last swelling and throbbing like a mighty anthem by a cathedral choir. It was wafted in all its grandeur upon the listener's ear. Passing directly over the astounded traveler's head and in a southwesterly direction the music grew fainter and fainter until at last it died away.

During all this time there was naught to be seen overhead but the scudding clouds, which were moving in a direction opposite to that taken by the invisible sounds of minstrelsy. A strong and chilling wind was blowing from the south, yet far above the moaning of the breeze could be heard the dying echoes of the heavenly music.

Gazing at the Heavens, Amazed.

At every farm house along the road Mr. Wellner caught glimpses of amazed faces glancing with wondering eyes at the heavens. Men stopped him on the highway and asked if he had heard the music played by invisible hands and sung by invisible choirsters. Many doubted their own senses and only gazed vacantly at the sky, as if under a powerful hypnotic spell.

Arriving at the home of Samuel Atkinson, an old school mate and friend, Mr. Wellner drove into the front yard and hitched his horse to a tree. He entered the house, being met at the door by Mrs. Atkinson, who was weeping bitterly. She ushered him into a little sitting room, where the members of the family were gathered in silence around a child's trundle bed on which lay the dead body of a sunny haired boy about 7 years old.

Death of "Willie" Atkinson.

"I knew the little one well," said Mr. Wellner in telling the story, "and had often dandled him on my knee. Willie Atkinson was a remarkable child. He was the youngest of the flock. Born a cripple, his infirmities only served to make him more beloved by his parents. From the time when his infant tongue first learned to prattle, he surprised everybody by the poetry and the wonderful imagery of his words. For hours he would sit and converse with imaginery (sic) guests and it was feared that he was mentally as well as physically infirm. When questioned as to his imaginary visitors the little cripple would look up with a surprised countenance and say: "Don't you see them? Why, they are my little friends from the sky."

"I learned from the distracted parents that but a short time before my arrival at their home little Willie had breathed his last and that just before my entrance into the room they had tenderly folded the little arms and closed in everlasting sleep the bright blue eyes of their last born. The mother with tear-stained face looked at me in a peculiar manner and said "A strange thing happened when Willie died. We were all gathered around him just as you see us now, when my boy arose in his bed and with a smile of joy on his face which I shall never forget, said: "They are coming for me. Listen, don't you hear them?"

The Mother Heard It.

"And then the mother in a voice choking with sobs, told of the strange music which had attracted my attention on the road.

"It seemed to gradually approach the house and kept growing louder and louder until at last it was over our heads. My little boy raised his hands upward and with a smile upon his face the light gradually faded from his eyes and all was over. The music pealed forth joyously and then the sounds passed on, growing meanwhile fainter and fainter until at last they died away in the distance."

"I am not at all superstitious," said Mr. Wellner in telling the story, "and have no explanations to offer for the strange phenomenon. It is one of those things which baffles my philosophy. You may think it was all a dream, but it was not.

From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Monday, July 21, 1890

Charles H. Tibbetts and Webster Nichols, of Clyde, have secured positions as station painters on the West Shore railroad.

The funeral of David J. Ferguson, who was killed at the Galen stock farm by being kicked by a horse, was held Friday afternon.

J. E. Johnson, of Savannah, has purchased real estate in Indiana and will remove there as soon as he disposes of his Savannah property.

Professor Moyer, a teacher in the Lyons Union School, has tendered his resignation, to take effect immediately. He has secured a position in a Wisconsin school at a salary of $900 per year.

Charles Smith, the young man whose attempted suicide by cutting his throat, was reported in these columns last week, has so far recovered as to be considered out of danger. He regrets the course he took and is now quite anxious to secure a new lease of life.

The Railroad Hotel at the Central station in Macedon burned to the ground about 9 o'clock Saturday morning. It was owned by a Mrs. Miller and is insured. Most of the furnishings were saved, but the loss on the building is about $1,500. The place has no fire department.

Carlton C. M. Hunt has just purchased of the executors of Caroline Cuyler, a block of real estate, consisting of the Cuyler block on Main street in the village of Palmyra. a store and lot adjoining, a lot in the rear of Exchange row, the planing mill property on Canal street, a house and lot on Canal street, and a farm of 112 acres in the town of Macedon, paying therefore, in cash, about thirty thousand dollars. It is perhaps the largest cash purchase of real estate ever made in the county. This, together with his fine residence and large grounds on Cuyler street and several acres of land on Fayette street in the village of Palmyra, make Mr. Hunt one of the largest holders of real estate in Western Wayne county.

From the Palmyra Democrat, Wednesday, September 14, 1887

Since the burning of the Macedon school house temporary rooms have been used in the store adjoining Wood's hardware store. A new school building will be built to cost about $6,000.

From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Thursday, September 12, 1895

Rev. E. C. Bennett, rector of St. John's Episcopal Church in Sodus, has handed in his resignation, to take effect September 30th. Rev. Mr. Bennett has a call in the diocese of Maryland.

Game Protector George Carver, of Lyons, is making it decidedly interesting for violators of the game laws. Frank Jewell, Albert Thompson and Calvin Dailey, three prominent Huron farmers, were arrested and brought before Justice of the Peace William E. McCollum at Lyons yesterday charged with shooting and spearing game fish in Great Sodus Bay near Glasgow in April last. The cases were set down for trial on the 23rd and 24th of this month. George Viele, another man from the northern tier, was arrested on Friday last by Game Protector Carver for fishing with a gill net off Purdy's dock on Long Island in Great Sodus Bay. The net was captured and will be in evidence before Justice McCollum on Saturday when the trial takes place.

From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Saturday, June 6, 1893, page 4

G. F. Wood, of West Walworth, will be ordained at the Baptist Church at West Walworth on Wednesday, June 10th.

Rev. Nathan B. Knapp, of the Presbyterian Church of Rose, has accepted the pastorate of Presbyterian Church at Oneida valley.

Cards are out announcing the marriage of George R. Williams, of South Butler, to Carrie E. Post, of Wolcott, at the bride's home Wednesday, June 10th.

Cards are out for the marriage of Miss Mary K. Conroy, of Savannah, and John Quinn, of Port Byron. The ceremony will take place at the Savannah St. John's Catholic Church on June 17th at 10 o'clock.

The Suicide of Samuel Lape Formerly of Clyde by Shooting.

Samuel Lape, an old pensioner, who for many years resided in Clyde, but who has recently been living on the Chambers farm about four miles south of Lyons, committed suicide by shooting last Tuesday afternoon. No cause is assigned for his having committed the deed.

The village of Savannah has purchased a road-building machine and used it for opening Grand avenue, the new street in the western part of the village. About 3,000 square feet of cement walk is about to be laid on Main street, to be done by contract.

From Historical Sketches Relating to the First Quarter Century of the State Normal and Training School at Oswego, N. Y., State University College of Education (Oswego, N.Y.) Oswego: R. J. Oliphant, job printer, bookbinder and stationer. 1888.

Second Class, April 17, 1863
Hamilton, Mary L., North Butler, Wayne Co., N.Y.
Mrs. Norman H. Holsington, Three Rivers, Mich.
Taught four years before marriage, in Niles, Mich., in Hillsboro, O., and in Fort Wayne, Ind.; three children; husband's death occurred in November 1884.
[page 237]

Fifth Class, February 6, 1866
Bryant, Marie E., Newark, Wayne County, N.Y.
[page 240]

Class of July, '72
Mrs. Andrew DeMott (Josephine Pearsall,) of Wayne Co., died in May, 1883.
[page 206]

Oldest child of Alden Sprague Baker and Elizabeth Wanton Baker, born at Sodus Point, Wayne County, New York, November 10th, 1824; parents removed to Niagara County, where his early life was passed in the usual way of American boys; graduated from the Albion Academy with the honors of his class, at the age of eighteen; then engaged in business - studying music as a pastime; removed to Oswego in the year 1855 and engaged in the milling business, and from there to Fulton; October 23d, 1862, married Catherine Taylor, daughter of Samuel R. and Margaret S. Taylor; was teacher of Vocal Music, Composition and Harmony in the Oswego Normal school from 1874 to 1875. Died March 10th, 1883, leaving five children.
No report.
[page 181]

From The Syracuse Journal, Tuesday, June 2, 1903

Free Mail Delivery.

Lyons, June 2- The inauguration of the free mail delivery yesterday caused a little ripple of excitement throughout the town. The routes were assigned as follows: No. 1, John Puls; No. 2, Albert Barton; No. 3, Albert Christman, which was a change from the first arrangement. The carriers' uniforms have not yet arrived.

From the Arcadian Weekly Gazette, unknown date 1897

Mrs. A. D. Smith of Fultonville, is a guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Wilson.

Stephen and Anna, children of Henry Rupert of New York, are visiting their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Rupert.

Before Justice Dunwell, at an adjourned Special Equity Term of the Supreme Court held in Lyons, Saturday, Mrs. Josie Newton of Butler, was granted a divorce from Morgan Newton.

Mrs. M. E. Dubois has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Dr. Kelley, in Wilson.

E. C. Hollister and family, of Conemaugh, Pa., have been spending their vacation at the home of his mother, Mrs. I. M. Hollister.

Mrs. Stella Cline Booth, of Chicago, well known to many Newark young people, is visiting Geo. Cook's family, with her twin boys, who are beauties.

It is claimed by newspaper correspondents, that Lawrence E. Brooks, formerly of Savannah, owns now claims in the Klondyke worth $200,000.

Master Harry Chapman, of Batavia, who has been visiting H. G. Miller's for three weeks, has returned home, accompanied by his cousin, Miss Mina Miller, who will spend a month in Batavia.

From The Wayne County Review, June 30,1904

A decree was entered, judicially settling the accounts of Charles A. Wadley as administrator of the personal estate of Emily B. Wadley, deceased, late of Galen. Assets amounted to $382.20 and liabilities to $368.65, leaving a balance of $14.55 in the hands of the administrator. [Clyde Times, June 30, 1904 - A decree was entered judicially settling the accounts of Charles A. Wadley, of Long Island City, as administrator of the estate of Emily B. Wadley, late of the town of Galen. After paying all debts and funeral expenses of the deceased, the said account shows a balance in the hands of the administrator of $14.55 to be applied on the administrator's commission.]

Ancillary letters of administration upon the personal estate of Arloa Wilson, late of Lexington, Kentucky, were granted to Lewis A. Gilson of the same place, and bond of $250 was filed. [Clyde Times, June 30, 1904 - In the matter of the estate of Arloa Wilson, late of Lexington, Kentucky, ancillary letters of administration were granted to Lewis A. Gilson of the same city. The only property of decedent in Wayne county consists of a sentor table, valued at $5, and a $50 legacy from the estate of Susan Sherman, of Palmyra.]

Charles Mott was appointed as temporary guardian of Floyd Budd, Adeline Budd, James Warren Budd and Grace Laura Budd, upon filing bonds of $300 in each instance.

Limited letters of administration upon the personal estate of John B./H.(?) Ryan, late of Wolcott, who died at Oswego, February 22, 1904, were issued to William Ryan, Ann Ryan and George W. Mengus upon filing a bond of $250. The only property is a civil damage action against the New York Central and Hudson River railroad company for causing the death of the intestate in an accident on the Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg railroad. [Clyde Times, June 30, 1904 - Limited letters of administration were granted to William Ryan, Ann Ryan and George W. Mangus upon the estate of John Ryan, late of Red Creek, who was killed February 22, 1904, while employed as a fireman on a Rome, Watertown and Ogdensburg freight train. The sole asset of the estate is a cause of action against the railroad company.]

Roman Catholic Cemetery
Red Creek
RYAN John 1883-1904

The will of Mary Niles who died at Ontario, March 2, 1904, was admitted to probate and letters testamentary issued to Freeman Pintler. The estate consists of $2,000 in realty and $500 in personal property. Attorney M. C. Finley of Palmyra was appointed special guardian of Arlo Case a minor relative. George Harris and Eugene Saunders were appointed as appraisers. The will devises the household furnishings to Charles Niles and Sarah Baker in equal shares; one-sixth of the residue is given to Lillie Babcox (sic) of Cleveland; three-fifth (sic) of the remainder to Sarah Baker and two-fifths to Charles Niles.

From The Democratic Herald, Clyde NY, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 1891

The Empire State Express, a new flyer on the New York Central, is the fastest regular passenger train in the world, and made its first trip yesterday. It left New York at 9 A. M. and passed through this village at 3:29 P.M. It arrived in Buffalo at 5:40 P. M., making only five stops along the route.

Byron Vandenburg and wife, of Niagara Falls, are guests at John Vandenburg's for a short time.

Rev. David Keppel, the new pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church, removed, with his family, last week, from Mansfield, Pa., to Clyde.

Robert Underhill and wife, of Syracuse, have been guests at James Dickie's the past week. They will soon leave for the South, where Mrs. Underhill has accept a position as teacher in the college at Yale, Miss.

George Kreiss, of Appleton, Wis., is visiting friends in this locality.

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Watson returned Saturday evening from their wedding tour in the east.

This is evidently a great beet year. Last week Chas. Cosselman dug a specimen of the globe variety which weighed 8 lbs. 5 oz.

Dancing School.

Miss Elizabeth Walters, of Palmyra, will open a Dancing School at Perkins' Hall, Wednesday evening, October 28th. All the new and popular dances, including the German, will be taught. Terms: $5 per course of 12 lessons; two of a family $8. For admission to the class, apply at the hall on opening night.

Butler Center.

A boy baby was recently born to Mr. and Mrs. Miles Davis.

Old Veterans Meet.

The joint reunion of the survivors of the 111th and 160th New York Volunteers was held at Newark on Thursday last, and it was a pleasurable time to the members who were present. The business meetings of the two regiments were held separate. The 111th occupied Elliott's Hall, and the 160th took possession of the Odd-Fellow's Hall. S. B. McIntyre, of Palmyra, was elected President of the 111th, and E. H. Sentell, of Sodus Point, President of the 160th. At noon the two organizations adjourned to Grand Army Hall to partake of a bountiful repast served under the auspices of the ladies of Vosburg Relief Corps, and to which the hungry veterans did ample justice. At 2:30 P.M. a public entertainment was given at the Sherman Opera-House, which added greatly to the pleasure of the occasion. From 5 to 7 P. M. refreshments were again served. At 8 P. M. a camp-fire was inaugurated at the Opera-House, at which the "old-young boys" let themselves out. The citizens of Newark did all in their power to make these reunions memorable ones, and they succeeded admirably, and to them and the Woman's Relief Corps the veterans of the two regiments are greatly indebted.

The annual reunion of the 9th New York Heavy Artillery was held at Lyons Tuesday, and was attended by over 300 members. Had the weather been favorable, a much larger number would have been present. The local committee had made all needed arrangements for the reception of the veteran visitors. The meeting was held in the Opera-House, the stage of which was dressed to represent a head-quarters camp scene. There were the woods, tent, camp-kettles and improvised seats, while the bade of the 6th Army Corps, to which the regiment belonged, was fastened to a tree. J. Sager, of this village, sounded the assembly call upon the bugle, to which Brig. Gen. W. H. Seward, of Auburn, Col. A. S. Wood, of Wolcott, Surgeon D. S. Chamberlain, of Lyons, Dr. J. W. Putnam, President of the village, Quartermaster H. P. Knowles, of Palmyra, Lieut. R. E. Burton, of Syracuse, Lieut. Perkins, and several other officers of the regiment responded, and took seats upon the platform. At 11 o'clock the meeting was called to order by Col. A. S. Wood, President of the Association, and when the old battle flag of the regiment was unfurled, displaying its war worn scars, it was greeted with rapturous applause. It, no doubt, brought to the memory of those present the trying times of more than a quarter of a century past. Dr. J. W. Putnam, as President of the village, welcomed the veterans in a neat and timely address, extending to them the freedom of the village. Col. Wood, as President responded as only the Colonel can when in a happy mood. At noon a recess was taken to partake of refreshments, which were served in Zimmerlin's Hall. The afternoon meeting was addressed by Gen. Seward, Col. Wood, Lieut. Burton, and others. The music was furnished by the Saxton Band, of Clyde. The reunion closed with a rousing camp-fire in the evening. All present joined in words of praise for the generous hospitality extended to them by the citizens of Lyons. Col. Wood was re-elected President.

From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Friday, May 2, 1890, page 3

Superintendent Teller has appointed the following Clyde and Lock Berlin men to work on canal section No. 8: William Lake, James McCarthy, William Ernst, and F. W. Rose/Ross(?), tenders of Clyde lock No. 53; Benjamin Harwood, George Thorpe, and Charles Morsheimer, tenders of Lock Berlin lock No. 54; Richard Mulcahy, of Clyde, bank patrolman, and William Tobin, of the same place, teamster.

The principal of the Clyde High School has completed the following programme for the observance of Arbor Day this afternoon: Music, Mary L. Palmer; essay, Bessie Cowles; recitation, boys and girls of the first grade; declamation, Fred Howe; recitations, Rose Ernst, Charles Wheeler; declamation, Smith Horton; recitation, Anna Palmer; music, Maggie McMath; recitations, Rose Willoughby, Jane Burnett, Julia Bowmaster; recitations, George Nobles, Florence Turner; declamation, Charles Lux; recitation, Lizzie Sheehan; declamation, Robert VanBuskirk; music, Edna A. McVicar. In the evening Professor Hayward will deliver his favorite lecture on "Alaska" in the chapel of the school building.

From the Arcadian Weekly Gazette, January 8, 1902, page 2

Sodus Centre.

Millord S. Robinson has been home from West Virginia for several days, the guest of his father, Hon. Rowland Robinson.

Miss Lottie Stickles and Norman Stickles, of Ridgeway, Canada, are visiting their aunt, Mrs. Carrie Smith.

Wm. J. Bramer will enter the employ of Clark T. Bennett, April 1, and will then move into the village from the Towne farm.

Wm. Wilbur, of Lyons, is visiting friends of over half a century ago, in this vicinity.


An enjoyable social was held recently at the home of B. H. Clark. Many were glad that evening to greet their old friend Miss Lillian Henry, now a teacher at Southampton, N.Y.

South Lyons.

The Alloway Sunday school elected the following officers for the ensuing year: President, D. W. Dillingham; superintendent, C. W. Bradley; asst., Chas. Rooke; superintendent of primary dep't, Mrs. Chas. Rooke; treasurer, Wm. Kaiser; secretary, Leon Leach; librarian, Miss Minnie Ranssler; pianist, Mrs. Cleve Cuddeback; assistant, Miss Laura Myers.


Miss Hariette Curtiss returned to her college duties in New York City, last Saturday.

From Alumni Record and General Catalogue of Syracuse University, Volume 1. Syracuse NY: Syracuse University. 1899.

Alumni of Syracuse University

William Lafayette Harris
Born 22 Sept 1860 at Macedon Centre, N.Y. Student from Macedon Centre, 1882-6, Phi Kappa Psi, A.B.
Principal of graded schools, Pioneer, Ohio, 1886-8; Free School and Academy, Port Byron, N.Y., since 1888.
Residence, Port Byron, N.Y.
[ page 408]

From the Arcadian Weekly Gazette, January 7, 1903, page 2


Miss Addie Koon arrived home Wednesday, discharged as cured, from the Willard State hospital.

Rev. Matthew Gaffney was the officiating clergyman at the obsequies of Mrs. W. J. Bramer last Thursday, and delivered one of the best funeral orations ever heard in this village.

Mr. and Mrs. Byron M. Ashford and Mr. and Mrs. U. Grant Ashford are home from the annual reunion of the Wm. Ashford family at Spencerport. All six grand-children were present on this occasion.

Friends here are in receipt of advices announcing the death of Leonard Hendricks, a former resident of Sodus Centre, at his home in Washington, D. C., Thursday, Jan. 1. His age was about forty-two years.

The remains of Mrs. Anna Melinda Button, who died near the Bay, Dec. 31, were interred in our cemetery Saturday. Her age was 25 years. A husband and three young children survive.


Lillie Stoeckell gave a holiday party New Year's night to her friends. Those in attendance were Grace and Minnie Winslow, Frances Snyder, Glen Lynn, John Hayes, Ben Guy and Lloyd Craver.


W. C. Milhan has returned from Colorado where he and his wife went about a month ago for the latter's health. Mr. Milhan will sell his property here, and in the spring will locate in Colorado.

Mrs. D. R. Milhan is visiting her daughter, Mrs. B. E. Cook in Webster.

Rev. Ezra Tinker of Palmyra was a guest of his sister, Mrs. Mc Kendree Shaw New Year's Day.

G. A. Pearsall is a great sufferer, and is fast failing, with but little hope of recovery.


Miss Maud Gillette, who has been spending her vacation with her mother and sister in this village, returned to Bradford, Pa., Friday, to resume her duties as superintendent of drawing of the public schools in that city.

Mr. James T. Priest, a former student at M. C. I., returned to Toronto today, after his vacation in Marion the guest of Mrs. Abbey Heslor. Mr. Priest preached at the Baptist church Sunday morning.

J. J. Deright of Omaha was a recent guest of his mother, Mrs. Almakinder.

From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Tuesday, February 2, 1904, page 5


Taxpayers of West Butler Find Themselves in an Awkward Position.

West Butler, Feb. 1- The taxpayers of the school district of West Butler are having considerable trouble. They have just completed the erection of a fine schoolhouse, which involved a number of special school meetings in the district, as well as a largely increased tax rate.

This they deemed sufficient for one season, but now, as the affairs of the district are about to be closed by selling the old brick schoolhouse and the lot upon which it stands, they find themselves confronted by an unlooked for obstacle. Mrs. Phoebe Crossman, Mrs. Owen Monroe and James Cleveland claim title to the property, on the ground that nearly a century ago one of their ancestors owned this property, which was deeded to the school district on condition that when it ceased to be used for school purposes it should revert to the heirs of the original owner.

The lot is well situated on the most prominent corner of the central part of the little hamlet of West Butler, and in addition the brick schoolhouse is of some value. To still further complicate affairs, neither the school district authorities nor the heirs are able to find a deed to the property, but diligent search is being made for the document.

Sticken With Paralysis on a Train.

Lyons, Feb. 1- John E. Pitts, of Corry, Pa., was suddenly stricken with paralysis on an eastbound express train when near this village this morning. Mr. Pitts was traveling with his wife and a friend. They considered the case to be so serious that they left the train at Lyons and took the sick man, on a stretcher in the baggage wagon, to the Hotel Baltzel.

Revival Meetings at Clyde.

Clyde, Feb. 1- Rev. Frank A. Miller, the singing evangelist of Elgin, Ill., will open a series of revival meetings in the Clyde Methodist Episcopal Church, Sunday evening, February 14th.

From the Newark Union, Saturday, February 22, 1908

The new camp of the Woodmen at Palmyra has been named "Garlock Camp" in honor of O. J. Garlock of the Garlock Packing Co.

Mr. and Mrs. D. T. Donegan, formerly of Erie, Pa., have located in Newark. Mr. Donegan is in the employ of the Mora Company as trimmer.

From the Arcadian Weekly Gazette, unknown date mid October 1897

Miss Minnie Koetsch, formerly of this place, now of Guthrie, Oklahoma, has a very lucrative position in one of the city schools.

Milan B. Williams and Dr. W. L. Willett and wife arrived in Newark on the noon train, to meet the remains here of Mrs. Williams, which are to be sent on from Atlanta, Ga. They will be interred in the Rose lot in Arcadia cemetery.

The papers in an important suit to be tried at the next Wayne circuit have been filed in the county clerk's office at Lyons. The matter is that of Margaret McGovern against Ellery G. Allen as executor of George Smith deceased. The plaintiff is 24 years of age and is the daughter of Edward McGovern, of Macedon. She sues to recover $975, alleged value of services rendered while a member of the household of the deceased, covering a period of eighteen years. - Dem. and Chron.

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 with age. Many that have seen this one pronounce it the finest and best in the country.

From The Syracuse Standard, Friday Morning, September 9, 1887, page 6

Clyde - Sunday evening the Presbyterian church was crowded with an audience composed of all denominations gathered to hear an address by Dr. John Nembula, a native Zulu. The subject of the address was Zululand, and it was highly interesting. At the conclusion of the address the doctor sang the hymn "Nearer My God to Thee" in the Zulu language; he also repeted the Lord's Prayer in Zulu. Dr. Nembula has been in this country six years, during which time he has taken a course at Oberlin college; he has taken a full course at the Chicago Medical College, and graduated as a regular M. D. He will leave this country in December to return to his native land, where he will work as a missionary and a physician among his countrymen.

Clyde - The public schools began their fall term on Monday. In No. 16, North of the river, the following are the teachers: Edward Hayward, A. M., principal; Miss Mary Buell, preceptress; J. G. Greene, A. B., instructor; Miss Lizzie Sprague, eighth grade; Miss Charlotte A. Cary, seventh; Miss Nora Wood, sixth; Miss Nellie Hand, fifth; Mrs. A. E. Ackerman, fourth; Miss Agnes Thompson, third; Miss Alice E. Weeks, second; Miss Adelia J. Lape, first. In district No. 14, south of the river, George C. Watson has been engaged as principal, and Mrs. H. R. Compson as assistant. There is a project on foot to consolidate the two districts under one government. At the annual school meeting in district No. 16 a committee of three, consisting of Delaney Stow, G. W. Cowles and J. Greene, was appointed to confer with a committee from No. 14 and report at the future meeting. In district No. 14 the subject was forgotten, and no committee was appointed. A special meeting will be held at the school house in No. 14 next Tuesday evening to appoint that committee.

From Wayne County Review, Thursday, June 14, 1906

Clyde Personals.

Miss Myrtle Bond of Rochester is a guest at the home of her brother, Principal E. J. Bond.

Leon I. Ketchum, of the American Express Company of Niagara Falls, is spending a few days with his father in this village.

In the severe wind storm of last Friday a great deal of damage was done north of here. A barn on the farm of William Carr was demolished and a dozen fine apple trees on R. R. Barnes's farm were blown down, or rather, twisted off. A large part of a field of onions belonging to Nicholas DeSanto was blown out of the ground. The storm was as near an approach to a cyclone as residents of this part of the country care to see.

From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Wednesday, April 7, 1886

The village board in Lyons has appointed the following as the board of health of that village: Morton Brownson, Morely Hanchett, John Hano, Heman J. Leach, James Whitlock, George W. Knowles and William F. Ashley.

Charles E. McLean, the young basso profundo of Palmyra, who recently went to Albany on a visit, received and accepted an invitation from Mme. Emma Abbott, the well-known soprano, to sing in concert with her. The Albany papers speak very highly of Mr. McLean's singing. His many friends at Palmyra will be glad to learn of this.

From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Thursday, November 24, 1892, page 4

Tramps Becoming a Dangerous Nuisance Around Lyons Railway Yards.

Frank Burghduff, an employe at the New York York (sic) Central crossing in Lyons, was stopped late Tuesday night by a tramp and believes that he would have been robbed had he not got away and fled. An attempt was made to find the tramp in the railway yard, but was unsuccessful. It is the general impression among the employes of the road that Monroe, the brakeman, murdered at Lyons about ten days ago, was not attacked for purposes of robbery, but was killed by some tramp whom he attempted to drive off the train. As a consequence, the tramps are left to do pretty much as they please. The trainmen are thoroughly afraid of them, and the idea of disturbing a party of them en route is getting to be out of the question. It is no uncommon thing for cars to arrive at Lyons containing three to a dozen tramps, and it is only now and then that they are disturbed, they being allowed to sleep in the freight yard, and ride to whatever point they please. Many of the trainmen go armed, but the knowledge that the tramps are pretty sure to be armed, and that most of them are desperate men, prevent the brakemen from performing their duty and ridding the freight cars of the miscreants.

Ambrose L. Fields, one of the oldest residents of Clyde says that about 1836 there was a company in that village known as the "Clyde Light Horse Calvary" (sic) consisting of about thirty young men, so well drilled in military tactics that the organization was celebrated in all that region of county. This company frequently visited upon invitations the villages of Lyons, Geneva, Waterloo, and Seneca Falls for parade duty. The last survivor of that company was James O. Watson, whose funeral took place last Saturday and whose remains are now deposited in Maple Grove cemetery.

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