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BROWN Thomas N. Age 85, of 1591 Parkgate Dr., Kissimmee, formerly of Montour Falls, NY, died Saturday, September 10, 2005, at Osceola Memorial Hospital in Kissimmee. A Memorial Service was held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Good Samaritan Church in the retirement village where he has been a resident for the past 20 years. The Rev. Rexford Boda officiated. Graveside service will be Monday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. at the Highland Cemetery in Catherine, NY. Mr. Brown is survived by his wife, E. Eileen Ransom Brown; daughter, Patricia Brown, Kissimmee; sons, Richard Brown, Davenport and Thomas Michael Brown, Montour Falls, NY; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; brothers, Gerald Brown, Canton, PA, and William Brown, Ft. Myers; sisters, Frances Potter, Johnson City, NY, Mary Kaylan, Dayton Beach, and Martha Court, Gillette, PA. Mr. Brown was born in Wyalusing, PA on June 11, 1920, the son of Thomas and Marguerite Neiley Brown. He was a retired employee of Bendix-Facet Enterprises in Elmira Heights, NY; a member of the Catherine Methodist Church in Catherine, NY; and the Oak Lodge in Millport, NY. Tom and Ellen celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 15, 2005. He was instrumental in forming the ARC and past vice president of the Schuyler County Association for the mentally disabled.

CARMODY From the New York Times P41 November 12, 1963 JOHN M. CARMODY OF NEW DEAL DIES Administrator of Agencies for Roosevelt Was 82 Special to The New York Times WASHINGTON, Nov 11--- John Michael Carmody, administrator of the Rural Electrification Administration and Federal Works Administration during the nineteen-thirties, died yesterday at the Washington Hospital Center. He succumbed to complications from a hip injury he suffered on Oct. 20. He was 82 years old. Mr. Carmody is survived by a daughter, Catherine Carmody of Chevy Chase, Md. and a brother, James P. Carmody of Elmira, N. Y. ------------------ Chosen as Coordinator In 1939 John Michael Carmody was entrusted by President Franklin D. Roosevelt with the formidable job of coordinating the work of the Government's major work relief agencies. They included the Works Progress Administration, Public Works Administration, Federal Housing Authority, Public Buildings Bureau, Public Roads Administration and Rual Electrification Administration. They were grouped under one administrative office, with Mr. Carmody in charge. At the time of his appointment, Mr. Carmody had been in Government service for six years. He was administrator of the rural electrification program just before taking over the coordinating post. He had also been a member of the National Labor Relations Board, a mediator in coal disputes and National Recovery Administration cases and chief engineer of the Civil Works Administration. Later he became Federal Works Administrator. But, as one Washington observer noted, Mr Carmody was not one of the "young men of the New Deal." He was middle aged when he went to Washington to become chairman of the Bituminous Coal Labor Board in 1933. He was chubby, roundfaced, broadmouthed and stubborn of chin. His methods were described as unconventionally direct--explosive even. "He would rather thump the table and shout loud enough to be heard in Chicago than telephone there." said one of his colleague who had worked with him for a year. Avoided the Spotlight Mr. Carmody had a reputation for shunning publicity for himself but getting plenty of it for the organizations with which he was connected. According to most of his associates, he was warmhearted and well-stocked with jokes. He had a reputation for being open minded. Mr. Carmody was not noted as a partygoer, but he was fond of square dancing. It was said that he delighted in exploding the conversational bubbles of high-blown theorists. Born in Towanda, Bradford county, Pa., Mr. Carmody attended Elmira (N.Y.) Business College, the Lewis Institute in Chicago and Columbia University. He held executive posts in the structural steel, garment and coal industries and became editor of Coal Age and of Industrial and Factory Management. In 1927 he began a survey of industrial developments in Russia for the McGraw-Hill Publishing Company. From 1941 to 1946 he was a member of the Maritime Commission. His nomination to the commission was opposed by two West Coast labor groups, the Sailors Union of the Pacific and Local 90 of the National Organization of Masters, Mates and Pilots. Won Curran's Approval Officers of the unions charged Mr. Carmody "with Communists connections or leanings" and argued that the appointment should have gone to a man experienced in the maritime field. But Joseph Curran, president of the National Maritime Union, approved of Mr. Carmody's appointment saying: "I have a feeling that he will prove to be a very capable man." In 1938 Mr. Carmody was one of eight high-ranking Government officials named by Rep. Noah M. Mason of Illinois, of the House Committee on Un-American Activities, as members of the American League for Peace and Democracy. Mr. Mason maintained that the league was being used to advance the cause of Communism in the United States. Representative Martin Dies of Texas, chairman of the committee, said that the eight officials who were named "obviously were not familiar with the dominating influence behind the league." After World War II Mr. Carmody held other Federal posts. In 1951 he was appointed director of production assistance to the Economic Cooperation Administration in France. He became a labor arbitrator in 1955, He was a former president of the Society of Industrial Engineers. His home was in Chevy Chase, Md. Mike Sheehan 
(Condit) Mrs. Emma Condit, 72, widow of Sidney J. CONDIT, late of Phelps, N. Y. died Tuesday night at Rushville while on a visit to her daughter, Mrs. Mary Smith. She was the mother of Carl CONDIT of Elmira. Funeral services will be at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Coomber in Phelps at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon. The Rev. Ward B. Flaxington, of the Oaks Corners Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial in Rest Haven Cemetery at Phelps. Unnamed Elmira Newspaper. Sept. 1, 1927. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi <> 
EATON, Viola I. died at her home on Carroll St., Horseheads at 3:30 o'clock Friday afternoon, aged 24 years. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Eaton; three brothers, Kenneth, Franklin and Paul; also the grandmother, Mrs. Priscilla Hurd. The funeral will be held at the home today at 2 o'clock and will be private. Unnamed Elmira Newspaper July 8, 1914. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi <> 
EDINGER-January 24, 1899-David Edinger was born May 28, 1818, in Pocono, Northampton (now Monroe) county. His ancestors came originally from Germany. He married Miss Sally Learn, May 27, 1838. To them were born eight children as follows: Mrs. C.B. Pickett, Mrs. David Warner, P.H. Edinger, Mrs. Davis D. Gray, Mrs. Ira D. Barrowcliff, Stewart Edinger, Mrs. G. M. Ellsworth, and Mrs. W.I. Barrowcliff, all living in the vicinity except Mrs. Ira Barrowcliff of Bridgewater, Iowa and Mrs. Ellsworth of Tunkhanock. Mr. Edinger moved from Monroe County to his late residence in 1858. He united with the M.E. church July 3, 1884, to which he remained a consistent member until his demise. About three weeks ago he began to fail in health and gradually failed until Tuesday night January 24, 1899, when he passed peacefully away at 7 o'clock. Death was caused by old age. Besides his children, deceased is survived by his widow, two brothers, Adam and Peter and Mrs. Mary Ann Brock. The funeral was held at the Baptist church at 11 o'clock Thursday morning, Revs. J.S. Custard and James Rainey officiating. Interment was made in Lacey Street cemetery. The pall bearers were six grandsons, Harvey and John Gray, B.K. Barrowcliff, Harry Edinger, F.C. Pickett and Harry Warner. Death is a terrible thing under the most mitigating circumstances, but when it comes to one full of years, who has lived a quiet, sober, industrious life, with respect for his fellowman and reverence for God, it is often welcome and we grieve more for the living than the dead. There will be a vacant chair in that happy home and the faithful wife, children and grandchildren that have gathered around his hospitable board at the annual reunions will miss his genial smile and works of counsel. Submitted by Patty 
FERGUSON, Mary - The funeral of Mrs. Mary E. Lamb, a former resident of Elmira was held yesterday at the family home in Syracuse. Mrs. Lamb was a leading worker in the Grace Episcopal church, Elmira 24 years, and had many friends here. The decedent was 67 years old and had been ill several months. Although Mrs. Lamb had been in poor health some time her condition was never critical until three weeks ago. She was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church, Central City Chapter, O. E. S. Liberty Court Amaranth and Bethlehem White Shrine. Besides her husband she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. RoMaine Groat of Washington, D. C.; a brother, George FERGUSON of Monravia and a son John C. LAMB of Canastota. Mr. and Mrs. Lamb resided in Elmira from 1891 until 1913, when they removed to Syracuse. During part of the time in which they lived in Elmira Mr. Lamb was the Erie Railroad depot master. Unnamed Elmira Newspaper. June 20, 1921. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi, <>

Grace O. Age 95, of Horseheads, NY died Thursday, September 15, 2005, at her home with her loving family by her side. She was born on January 3, 1910 in Sebewaing, Michigan to the late Richard and Clara (Killenger) French. Grace was predeceased by her husband, Clark Mahan in 1973; four brothers and three sisters. She is survived by her daughters, Leita Mahan of Horseheads, and Jeanette (Robert) Horstmeyer of Standish, MI; grandchildren, Craig, Karen, Dale, Randy, Jacinda, Toni and Monty; 14 great-grandchildren; brother, Donald (Laura) French of Ossineke, MI; and her loving dog, "Ginger". Grace was a very hard worker and always loved to have company over at her house. A Memorial Service for Grace will be held on Tuesday, September 20, 2005, at 2 p.m. at the Maranatha Bible Chapel, 774 Sing Sing Road, Horseheads, with Reverend William Wells officiating. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family in Grand Blanc, MI. 

HARDY-June 10, 1907-William Emery Hardy. W. E. Hardy, a car repairer, of Weissport, Pa, received injuries while at his work about 10 o'clock Monday morning, June 10, 1907, which resulted in his death about 4 o'clock the same afternoon. He was working between two cards and there being no signal up an engine backed in the switch, crushing the unfortunate man. Mr. Hardy was a former resident of this place (Edinger Hill) and was 40 years of age. He is survived by his wife, Lizzie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Warner of Edinger Hill, and one daughter, Nellie, aged sixteen years. Funeral services were held at his late home and the remains were brought here Thursday afternoon and interred in the Lacey Street cemetery. The family were accompanied by his mother and Stuart Hardy of Monroe County and Mrs. S. W. Palmer of Packerton. The family have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends here and at their home. Submitted by Patty 
LEARN-April 26, 1907-Mrs. Sarah Edinger, one of the oldest and most respected citizens of Edinger Hill fell asleep in Jesus Friday, April 26, 1907. The deceased was born at Tannersville, Monroe county, Pa., July 11, 1820, being a daughter of Peter and Margaret Learn. She was married to David Edinger, May 27, 1838. They came to their present beautiful home from Paradise Valley, Monroe county, arriving April 1, 1858. For half a century she lived a quiet peaceful life, always faithful, fulfilling her full share of life's duties. Always modest and retiring in her manner, she made her home and her large family her chief work, and her life was given freely to home's cares and duties. She leave the following children to mourn her loss: Mrs. C.B. Pickett, Mrs. David Warner, P.H. Edinger, Mrs. D.D. Gray, Steward Edinger, Mrs. Willard Roger, Mrs. W. I. Barrowcliff of Laceyville, and Mrs. I. H. Barrowcliff of Bridgewater, Iowa. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. R. B. Dunmire in the Baptist church on Sunday. Interment in Lacey Street cemetery. Submitted by Patty 
LEARN-Sept. 19, 1928-Peter Learn Killed; Hit by Falling Tree; Farmer, 82, Living Near Laceyville, Meets Death While Getting Out Wood for Winter Use; He and Wife Victim of Brutal Assault in Home Number of Years Ago. Peter Learn, 82 years old, was killed while getting out wood for his winter's use on his farm near Laceyville some time Wednesday. He was found wedged between two fallen trees in the afternoon and it was judged by the condition of the body that he had been dead for several hours. Mr. Learn, despite his age, did much of the work around his farm on Edinger Hill. He started for the woods about 9 o'clock Wednesday morning to fell trees. When it began raining it was thought he would return home but he did not and when dinner time went past and still he was unheard from, his nephew Albert Learn, started out to look for him. Mr. Learn was found to have felled one tree all right. Another fell in such a way that it caught some other trees, apparently he was trying to get it loose when it toppled over on him, pinning him between itself and the tree already on the ground. Mr. Learn's skull was fractured by the blow. In his hand he still held a wedge he had cut for use in moving the trees. Mr. Learn and his wife, who died about two years ago, were victims one winter night about ten years ago of a brutal assault in their own home. A masked man came to their door and when his rap was answered he beat both aged people over the head with a club. He then ransacked the house and took all cash available and a number of valuables. The old people were left in a helpless condition in the house. They lay there without a fire to keep them warm for several days. The telephone wires had been cut before the assault and Mr. and Mrs. Learn could not summon help in that way, much less get out in the snow to go to the home of a neighbor. Finally those on adjoining farms began to suspicion that something was wrong and investigation revealed what had happened. Because the intruder apparently knew where the Learns kept their money, suspicion fell on George Bennett, alias Bowers, a man who had been brought up by Mr. and Mrs. Learn, but had left their home some time before and was living, it is believed, somewhere in the vicinity of Pittston. He was trailed and arrested. His conviction was not difficult and he was sentenced to a long term in the Eastern Penitentiary at Philadelphia. Several times he has applied for pardon, but each time it has been refused. The lives of both Mr. and Mrs. Learn were despaired of for some time but they finally recovered to a great extent. Mr. Learn is survived by his sisters, Mrs. Margaret Butz of East Stroudsburg, and Mrs. Catherine Singer of Bartonsville, Pa. Submitted by Patty 
MACK, Bernard J., 31, of 415 Madison Ave., died late Monday afternoon, Jan. 6, 1941. He was a communicant of St. Cecilia's Church. Mr. MACK leaves his wife, Eleanor; a son, Bernard J. Jr.; one daughter, Joan; all at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Mack, Elmira; four brothers, Francis, Leo, Edward Jr. and Gerald MACK, all of Elmira; two sisters, Mrs. Harold Kiley of New York City; Mrs. Thomas Keating of Wilkes-Barre. The body is at the Charles F. Hughes and Son funeral home. Funeral notice later. Unnamed Elmira Newspaper. Jan. 1941 Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi <> 
MACK, Catherine - DEATH TAKES EARLY RESIDENT OF SOUTHSIDE Mrs. Catherine Cusick of 201 W. Miller St. widow of Patrick CUSICK and a member of one of the early families who settled on the Southside, died today after an extended illness. She was 79. Mrs. Cusick was one of the Diamond Jubilee residents when the 75th anniversary of Elmira as a city was observed last year. She was born on S. Main St., near the present site of the Remington Rand plant and lived on the Southside during her entire lifetime. She was Miss Catherine MACK before her marriage and is the last member of a large family. Mr. CUSICK died in 1909. Mrs. Cusick was a member of the Altar Society of St. Mary's Church. Elmira Star Gazette July 20, 1940. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi <> 
MANSFIELD - Loise Smith Loise Smith, wife of Albert Smith, and daughter of Rev. Amos Mansfield, died September 11, 1874, age 44 years. Loise was a faithful wife and mother, her sufferings were long and severe, but in the midst of her sufferings she felt that the Master was with her to comfort and support her, and during her last hours she enjoyed more than an ordinary degree of His presence. Prior to the last few days of her life she had been a great stutterer; but as she neared the turbid stream, and approached the final hour, her tongue like the pinions of an uncaged bird were loosed and she never stuttered more. She leaves a husband and nine children, with a large circle of friends to mourn her loss; but our loss is her eternal gain, for she died not without hope. O, that the counsels of a dying mother and companion may cheer and brighten our hopes of the future, and may the dear ones left lean upon and trust the same dear Savior upon which she leaned, and whom she trusted, and in passing through the valley of the shadow of death, may find the same supporting grace and divine power. John Vankirk 
(Meade) Mrs. Ida Mead, 69, of Red Creek, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 1948. Member of the Red Creek Methodist Church and all of its organizations. Survived by husband, Henry MEAD of Red Creek; daughters, Mrs. Nellie Northup of Syracuse, Mrs. Gertrude Tufts of Snyder, Mrs. Isabelle Maxon of Bloomville, Mrs. Ida Mae Welborn of Dayton, Ohio; son, Ernest MEAD of Elmira; nine grandchildren. Funeral was held Friday. Rev. Richard Wentz South Cemetery, Red Creek. Unnamed Elmira Newspaper Aug. 14, 1948. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi <> 
(Miles) Mrs. Addie McClure Miles, formerly of Elmira, died June 8 at the family home in Los Angeles, Calif. The decedent is survived by her husband, George H. Miles, and a son, Captain Guy W. McClure. The funeral was held June 11 and the remains were removed to Forestlawn cemetery, Glepdale [Glendale?], for cremation. Unnamed Elmira Newspaper. June 20, 1921. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi, <> 
MURRAY - May 11th 1864 issue. Died in Wellsboro, 6th instant, Ebenezer Murray, aged 96 years. This venerable colored man and citizen came into this region of Pennsylvania, as long ago as the year 1804. He had formerly lived in Delaware, where he was in the service of a man of the name of James Murray. From this man he derived the name of Murray. The name of his own father and mother was Parker. A gentleman by the name of Wells bought his service for five years from Murray, with the understanding that at the expiration of that time he should be free. When the five years were over, Mr. Wells brought Ebenezer and his wife Hetty (who still survives at an advanced age), into this county, and settled on what is now the Eastman farm in Delmar, the whole country being then an almost unbroken wilderness. After three years, Mr Wells went to Philadelphia for the purpose of purchasing the tract of land where he had fixed his dwelling, and while there he fell victim to yellow fever. His name is now perpetuated in that of this place, Wellsboro. On the death of Mr. Wells, Ebenezer and his family moved to the spot where his own death occurred. He had been an invalid for about 7 years, and nearly helpless for about 3 years; yet through all his sufferings he exhibited true christian patience, and the humble, cheerful, manly spirit of a real servant of the Most High. He was converted to a religious course of life when he was in Delaware, through the instrumentality of a colored preacher in the M.E. Church. 
POWELL, Mary - Mrs. Mary Reidy, aged eighty years, died at her home, 412 Elm St., Tuesday night. She is survived by a daughter, Miss Nora Reidy, and a son James REIDY both of this city. The funeral and burial was held Friday. Elmira Sunday Telegram Sept. 12, 1909. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi, <> 
REIDY, Edward J. - Elmira Star Gazette May 23, 1946 EDWARD REIDY DEAD AT 50; POSTMASTER FOR 3 YEARS Edward J. REIDY, Elmira postmaster since July 1, 1943, died at 2:30 this morning after a short illness. He was 50. Mr. REIDY suffered a hemmorrhage of the base of the brain Monday afternoon at his home and was taken to the Arnot-Ogden Hospital. He had a slight attack of the same type about two weeks ago and appeared to be making a satisfactory recovery. An employe of the Elmira Post Office for 25 years, Mr. REIDY was made postmaster on the retirement of the late George W. SHEAHAN nearly three years ago. He successfully passed a civil service examination after his appointment and was confirmed by the U. S. Senate on Feb. 23, 1944 for life tenure. During his administration a number of improvements were made to the local postal system, notably the creation of new rootes and the extension of old ones bringing regular deliveries to sections which formerly received rural delivery service. As a result of increased receipts, which jumped from $450,000 in 1942 to $400,000 in 1945, the Elmira Postoffice was given a higher rating. Mr. Reidy entered the postal service as a substitute clerk Dec., 1920 and was made a regular clerk April 1, 1921. He was money order clerk and registry clerk for a number of years before his appointment as assistant postmaster, Aug. 14, 1934. A veteran of World War I, Mr. REIDY served 15 months overseas with Company E, 322nd Engineers, 77th Division. He participated in several important battles and accompanied his outfit in rescuing the famous "Lost Battalion". As a student at the Elmira Free Academy, he was a star baseball player and in later years played semi-pro ball with various teams throughout the Southern Tier. He retained his interest in the sport after his active playing days and was an enthusiastic follower of Elmira and major league teams. Mr. REIDY was a first cousin of U. S. Senator James M. MEAD. Their mothers were sisters. He was a member of Elmira Council 229, Knights of Columbus; Harry B. Bentley Post, American Legion and was a past president of the St. Patrick's Holy Names Society. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi <>

Carol Ann Age 50, of Hudson Oaks, Texas, died Thursday, September 15, 2005, following a courageous battle with lung cancer. Memorial service: 11 a.m. Monday at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. Memorials: May be made in Carol's memory to the American Cancer Society-Lung Cancer Research. Mrs. Belloma was born February 9, 1955, in Elmira, NY. She was the third of seven children born to Carroll and Mary Ann Rogers. In addition to the success she enjoyed at Lockheed Martin, Carol's first love was always her family. In 1972, she met and married Daniel Belloma. Together they raised two wonderful sons, Tom and John, and it was in her role as mom and grandma that she found her greatest pride and happiness. She loved playing the perfect hostess to her large family for holiday celebrations. Carol was a member of Beta Sigma Phi-Preceptor Kappa Epsilon from 1982-2005. During this time she was elected sweetheart for the year 1987 and 1991, Woman of the Year 2001 and 2002, president from 1989-1990, 1999-2000 and 2004-2005 and a representative city council of Beta Sigma Phi. A deeply committed Christian, Carol was a faithful member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in River Oaks, where she served on different committees and was active in many ministries. Survivors include her loving husband of 33 years, Daniel Belloma; sons, Thomas Belloma and wife, Walieta of Crowley, and John Belloma of Fort Worth; grandchildren, William and Garrett Belloma of Crowley, Joey Belloma of Honeybrook, PA; mother, Mary Ann Rogers of Elmira, NY; sisters, Kate Melton and husband, Bill of Fort Worth, Eileen Banke and husband, John; brothers, Steve Rogers and wife, Kim of Hilton, NY, Mark Rogers of Fort Worth, Ron Rogers and wife, Joan of Elmira, NY; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins; many loyal friends and sisters in Beta Sigma Phi. 

SALSMAN-July 28, 1932-Mrs. Isaac Vanderpool of Taylor Hill died at her home July 28. Inez Leona Salsman was born at Laceyville July 13, 1873 and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Salsman. She united in marriage to Isaac Vanderpool December 9, 1891, and to them were born eight children, all of whom survive her. They are: Mrs. Jonathan Morningstar of Sayre, Mrs. Lee Wells of New Albany, Mrs. Leon Jackson of Lockwood, Walter and Manville of South Hill, Lamont of North Rome and Reginald and Inez at home. Her aged parents, six brothers, two sisters, twenty-six grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survives her. Mrs. Vanderpool was a good mother and will be greatly missed by hosts of friends and relatives. The funeral will be held on Sunday, July 31, with prayer service at the home at 12:30 and 2 o'clock at the Baptist church at Laceyville with interment in Lacey Street cemetery. Submitted by Patty

STEVENS  Raymond Age 88, of Reading Center, NY, died at home unexpectedly on  Saturday, September 17, 2005. There are no prior visiting hours or funeral services. Private burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Pleasant View Cemetery, Reading Center. Survivors include his only stepdaughter, Joyce (Jim) Switzer, of Rock Stream; two grandchildren, Jim (Gen) Switzer of Candor, NY, and Ken Switzer of Reading Center; four great-grandchildren, Christopher, Cindy, Courtney, and Clifford Switzer; and several brothers, nieces and nephews. Ray had a good heart, and always helped people. He was proud to donate blood as his gift of life to others--a tradition he first started when serving his country in the Navy during WWII and continued until his passing. He worked as a machine operator at Bendix-Eclipse Corp. of Elmira. Memorials in his memory may be made to the Watkins Glen Vol. Fire Department, PO Box 429; or Schuyler County Vol. Ambulance, PO Box 2, Watkins Glen, NY 14891. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home.

VAN CAMPEN, Samuel R. - DEATH OF SAMUEL R. VAN CAMPEN The Father of Samuel R. and John R. VanCampen Dies in London. A cablegram from London, England, gives the sad intelligence of the death of Mr. Samuel R. VAN CAMPEN, formerly of this city. Mr. Van Campen was born in Belmont, Allegany county, NY and was in the 59th year of his age. He was a direct descendent of Major Moses VAN CAMPEN one of the original settlers of the Western portion of this state. Mr. VAN CAMPEN leaves two sons, Mr. Samuel R. VAN CAMPEN, Jr. and Mr. John Rathbun VAN CAMPEN, both of this city. Elmira Daily Gazette and Free Press May 18, 1893. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi <> 
December 16, 1953 the Gardner Road home and farm of Beth and Ira Wagner (my parents) burned due to a 20 inch pipeline that slipped and exploded that was buried under the road in front of the property. The farm belonged to the parents of Beth Wagner, Sam and Edna Van Gorder of Horseheads and rented the farm house to the Wagners. There were over 20 head of cattle, about 100 head of rabbits, a pet dog and bird that perished but no loss of human life. The fire reflection could be seen over 60 miles away. Horseheads was assisted in putting out of the fire by many fire dept's in surrounding towns, including Elmira, and Ithaca. This was on a Wed. night so we were on our way home from church. We were just coming up the road when the explosion took place right in front of us. But our lives were spared as well as the workman that "happened" to be there that night working at the gas transmitting station across the road. (Some were injured trying to rescue the cattle but the barn doors were quickly extremely hot and could not be opened.) *********** On a personal side, as a result of this fire my parents were able to get training and go into the ministry (in Arkansas). They have, however, both died. My paternal grandmother was with us that night. She too, is gone. My sister and I were the other ones in the car. She now lives in Idaho and I in Kansas.

-- Suzanne Guinn 301 Lincoln Westphalia, KS 66093 785-489-2395 

WALL, Louis - Louis WALL, formerly of Elmira, died at 10 a. m. Monday at his Philadelphia home. He leaves four sisters, Miss Gertrude WALL, Mrs. Elizabeth Murphy and Mrs. Irene W. McNamara, all of Elmira and Mrs. Thomas Crowley of Syracuse; one brother, Florence F. WALL of Elmira; several nieces and nephews. Other announcements later. Unnamed Elmira Newspaper. Jan. 1941 Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi <> 
WARNER-Nov. 7, 1910-David Warner died on Sunday morning of last week at his home on Spring Hill. He suffered a stroke of paralysis early last summer from which he never fully recovered. He was born in Monroe County, coming to Tuscarora Township when a young man and spent the remainder of his life there. Except during his absence as a volunteer in the civil war he was engaged in farming. Mr. Warner married Miss Anna Edinger, who with one son and three daughters survive him. Funeral services were held at the house Tuesday at 10 a.m. and burial in Lacey Street cemetery. Mr. Warner was a very quiet and obliging neighbor and friend and will be much missed in his community. Had he lived until Dec. 2nd he would have been 79 years old. Submitted by Patty 
WARNER-Mrs. Lizzie Hardy-August 6, 1909-A deep gloom was cast over this neighborhood, Friday, August 6, 1909, when occurred the death of Mrs. Lizzie Hardy of Weissport, but how died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Warner, Edinger Hill. Mrs. Hardy came home six weeks ago for a visit, and had been under the doctor's care until her death, heart trouble being the cause of her sickness but on July 25 she had a stroke of paralysis, also of apoplexy and was a constant sufferer from that, to the end. All that medical aid and loving hands could do, were done, but without avail. The funeral was held at the home of her parents Sunday, August 8, Rev. R.B. Dunmire officiating, his text being the comforting words of Isaiah 66:13. "As one whom his mother comforteth, so I will comfort you," the Laceyville choir furnishing music. Interment was made in Laceyville cemetery beside her husband who was killed by the cars two years ago. Deceased was 45 years of age and a high respected lady. Besides her parents she is survived by an only daughter, Miss Nellie, and one brother, Harry of Berwick, and three sisters, Mrs. Lina Terry of Golden Hill, Mrs. Will Lake of Laceyville, and Mrs. Emery Booth of Edinger Hill. The friends have the heartfelt sympathy of all. Submitted by Patty 
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