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(Black line drawing of “Joseph Patterson.”) PATTERSON - Joe Patterson Killed. A Former Well-Known Tiogan Meets a Horrible Death in Elmira. Joseph H. Patterson, for many years well-known and highly respected at Tioga, Pa., where he resided with his parents and wife and children, met with a terrible death in Elmira on Friday morning last. He was a carpenter by trade and was working on a new house on West Gray street, between Davis and Columbia streets. About 9 o’clock he and a fellow carpenter, named Thomas Lane, were on a scaffold about thirty-five feet high, when Joe, as he was familiarly known, attempted to pull a bracket off from above him, when he lost his balance and fell backward to the ground. He landed on his head on a small wooden sidewalk, fracturing his skull. He did not regain consciousness and died ten minutes later. Coroner Jacobs was summoned, and the remains were taken by Undertaker Hubbell to the unfortunate young man’s late home at No. 623 West Gray street. A coroner’s jury made up of the members of the board of supervisors, with Supervisor Sweet as chairman, was empaneled and viewed the remains. They adjourned to meet at the court house at 8 o’clock Tuesday evening. The news of this horrible death was gently broken to the bereaved widow, but it came as a crushing force, as he had only a few hours previous left his little home in the best of spirits. His home life was one of unusual happiness, as he was devotedly attached to his wife and children, and was even studying how to make them happy and contented. He was thirty-seven years of age, and leaves, besides his widow, two children, a boy, Leon, aged twelve, and a girl, Edna, aged eight years. His father and mother and a brother and sister reside at Tioga. Deceased was prominent in Odd Fellowship, being a member of Southern Tier lodge, and of Rebecca Golden Link lodge, of Elmira. The Odd Fellows took charge of the remains, which will be taken to Tioga to-day (Sunday) for burial in Evergreen cemetery. The sympathy of a host of friends, both in this city and of Tioga, will be extended to the wife and children in this, their darkest hour of sorrow, while the noble order he loved so well will ever stretch forth its hand to care for his widow and orphans. During his residence of a few years in Elmira Mr. Patterson made many friends and proved himself a sober, industrious, companionable man and an excellent citizen. The funeral services will be held at the house at noon, and the body conveyed to Tioga by special train immediately after.

(Bullock) - Mrs. Mary Bullock of Tioga Bend. Tioga, Pa., Sept. 26. -- Mrs. Mary Bullock died at 8 o’clock Thursday morning, of congestion of the lungs, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Green. The deceased was seventy-four years of age, and the mother of four children three of whom survive her, Edward Bullock, and Mrs. Helen Green of this place and Mrs. Joseph Patterson of Elmira, N. Y. The funeral will be held from the house Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock the Rev. Fisher Wilson officiating.

MALLORY - William Mallory’s Death. A Pioneer Resident of the Town of Veteran Joins the Silent Majority. William Mallory, an old and respected citizen of the town of Veteran, died very suddenly October 29 at the home of his son-in-law, J. D. Howell. Mr. Mallory was seventy-five years of age at the time of his death. He was an honorable, upright man, and by years of industry had accumulated considerable property. He leaves a wife and four children: Mrs. J. D. Howell, Mrs. Sol Coe, and two sons, Charles and Frank; also three sisters, Mrs. Emeline Clark of Cayuta, Mrs. E. M. Chidester of Elmira and Mrs. O. N. Bartholomew of Springfield, O. Mr. Mallory had been in poor health a greater part of his life, having for years been a great sufferer from asthma and a complication of diseases.

PITTS - A Death at Mansfield. Captain A. M. Pitts, who has been sick of consumption for the past year, died at his home in that boro last Friday morning at 7 o’clock. Besides other relative and many friends Mr. Pitts leaves a wife, a son, Wayne Pitts, a daughter, Mrs. Newell, and two brothers D. H., and J. F. Pitts. He was one of the first business men of Mansfield, moving there when the place was but a four corners, and by industry and integrity has amassed a considerable property. He was foremost in the Democratic policies of Tioga county, and will be greatly missed in that circle. He was one of the most prominent men of the county in every respect, and all Mansfield sincerely mourns his death. The funeral was held Sunday.

(Howard) - Died in Blossburg January 16th, 1892. Mrs. Ann Howard widow of James Howard. The deceased was born in Coolmean parish, county Clare, Ireland June 14th, 1791, which made her at the time of her death one hundred years 7 months and 2 days old. She leaves four children, Mrs. James McMahon, Wellsboro; James Howard, Blossburg; and Mrs. Redmond Roche, Scranton, Pa., and twenty five grandchildren, fifty nine great grandchildren, and three great, great grandchildren. She was a woman of more than ordinary intelligence and was in possession of her faculties to a remarkable extent up to the time of her death. She was a grandmother to James McMahon, Jr., and the Howard Brothers merchants, Blossburg. The funeral occurred in Blossburg on Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock from the Catholic church of which she was a devout member. Rev. Connolly officiating, and was largely attended. Her remains were tenderly laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery Blossburg.

The pall bearers at the funeral of this aged lady were six great grandchildren viz.: M. J. Cleary, J. C. Cleary, Thomas Cleary, Jr., Michael Cleary, Jr., John Cleary and James Cleary, Jr. The honory(sic) pall bearers were six grandchildren: James McMahon, Jr., M. J. McMahon, D. Roche, Thomas Cleary, Sr., J. C. Howard and J. F. Howard.

Among the relatives attending the funeral out of town were, Mrs. Maggie Ronan, of Towanda; Mrs. Ann Hogan, of Towanda; Rodman Roche and wife of Scranton, Pa., Mrs. M. M. Crowley, of Elmira; Mrs. James McMahon and son Michael, of Wellsboro.

In many respects it was one of the most remarkable gatherings at a funeral ever witnessed in Blossburg. Five generations were present at the obse.... (cut off)

PIPER - Simeon Piper, a well-known resident of Seeley Creek, died last Sunday at the house of Dr. Robbins. He was a single man, his wife having died in the South a few years ago, from whence the remains were brought to Binghamton for burial. Mr. Piper was a veteran of the late war and was a member of Deming Post No. 476, G. A. R., of this place, under whose directions the funeral was held at Webb’s Mills church Tuesday, with burial in the adjoining cemetery. ***not posted yet***

HUNTER - An infant child of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hunter, of Webb’s Mills, died last Sunday. The funeral was held Monday afternoon.***not posted yet***

(Bradbury) - Mrs. Clara Bradbury, wife of Thomas Bradbury, of Bird Creek, died last Friday morning, after a lingering illness, aged 82 years. Deceased was the mother of Levi Bradbury, of Webb’s Mills, and had been married sixty-two years. She was highly regarded by all who knew her, and her death causes general sorrow. The funeral was largely attended at Webb’s Mills last Sunday afternoon. ***not posted yet***

TROWBRIDGE - A sister of Henry Trowbridge and Mrs. McKibben -- a maiden lady of advanced age -- died at her home in Caton, N. Y., on Wednesday last. Her home was with Mr. Gilbert, a brother-in-law, in that place, and she was in this village at the time of Mr. McKibben’s funeral and for a few days afterward, appearing then to be in reasonably good health.

(Brown) - Mrs. John Brown, whose severe illness was noted a week or two since, died on the 16th inst. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Merrit Barnes, aged 84 years. Mrs. Brown was a native of Otsego Co., N. Y., and lived there until after her marriage to Mr. B., who was a native of England. Quite early in life they came to live in Wellsburg, Chemung Co., N. Y.; from there they came to Millerton, where they resided a number of years, and from here they went to Wells, Bradford Co., Pa., where they remained until Mr. B’s death, which occurred seven or eight years ago. Since then she has lived with her daughter. Deceased will be very much missed, not only by her friends, but also by her neighbors, by whom she was held in high esteem. She had been sick about two months; a patient sufferer, but anxious for the departure to that better home beyond the river where all sorrow and sighing will be forever at an end.

CARR - CARR - Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Carr, of Mansfield, formerly of Job’s Corners, will have the sympathy of many friends in their recent sad bereavement. Two of their children -- Robert, aged four, and Adrian, aged ten years, died of diphtheria, on the 3rd and 4th insts. respectively. Four other children of the family are recovering.

(Cunningham) - Mrs. J. Cunningham, of Daggett’s Mills, died last Friday morning at her home near this place, after a brief illness; aged 63. The funeral, which was well attended, took place last Sunday morning in the Baptist Church at Lawrence Corners. Elder Myers, of Dagett’s Mills, conducted the services. Mrs. Cunningham leaves one son and two daughters to mourn her loss. They have the sympathy of all in their sad bereavement.***not posted yet***

(Balling) - Mrs. Balling, an aged lady, died at the home of her son, Ed. Balling, Monday morning, after a long illness. Deceased was also the mother of Mrs. John Racklyeft, Mrs. D. W. Ashdown, Mrs. Wellen Corwin, and Mrs. O. Bowman.***not posted yet***

La FRANCE - Truck La France’s Triumph. His New Invention Has Lifted the La France Company into Prosperity. A quarter of a century represents a third of a man’s allotted lifetime and that covers the period that T. S. La France, better known as “Truck,” has labored to perfect a fire engine pump that no rival steamer manufacturer can easily improve on. The business of manufacturing [Line drawing of T. S. La France] fire engines requires a good deal of grit, capital and staying powers. Upwards of 100 engines are sold in the United States each year, and when this is divided up with a half-dozen or more companies, the competition is very great and the devil take the hindermost one in invention. The La France company struggled for years to obtain a footing, but while its rotary pump was all right for small villages, city fire departments looked upon it with disfavor as in competition with the Amoskeag, Clapp and Silsby machines. “Truck” La France, the inventor, saw this, and for twelve or fifteen years he labored night and day to perfect his pump. In conversation with a reporter in his plain little workshop in the second story of the manufactory, located in the fifth ward, Mr. La France said that if in 1870, when he and Vischer began the manufacture of pumps, if some one had hit him on the head and driven back to manufacturing his patent steam engine governor and safety valve, he would have been a rich man to-day. “But I had the fire engine pump idea in my brain and couldn’t work it out. For years I tramped up and down the streets of Southport-trying to tire myself out so that I could get to sleep, but I failed to get rest and finally broke down with nervous prostration. By this time I had succeeded in making a pump with a heavier water pressure that other manufacturers, and my boiler was quicker, but the whole business wasn’t in shape to impress manufacturers. When I began to get upon my feet again I evolved the pump that has sent the La France stock away up and made the business a success beyond all peradventure. The success of my new invention lies in the fact that in less than eight minutes the lids can be taken off the pumps and in a few ...(cut off)... were under the old patent it was at the shortest a work of forty-eight hours and sometimes a week was taken up in repairing a pump and twenty-four hours at the shortest is the difference we have made between the La France and the other manufacturer’s pumps, and that means everything.” Aside from an old tin boiler model a wooden model of a steam valve or two and a plain table with some draughting(sic) paper and a rule upon it, Truck La France’s workshop doesn’t show any evidence of his years of study and hard work. He is a plain looking man, talks slowly but deliberately, and has at last caught on to a snug income, which aside from his living he invests in patents, of which he has at least a score that he expects some day, like all other inventors, will bring him a handsome reward. The story of Truck La France’s life would read like that of a galley slave, additions now building to the La France manufactory for new steam forging rooms and orders for ten new steamers and seven trucks, show that at last after many ups and downs the steamer is a big financial success. Truck La France now receives $3,000 a year salary and $100 royalty on each engine, all of which he deserves. Captain Falke, a retire regular army officer who brought rheumatism from exposure on Columbia river and a bullet would in one of his lungs recieved during seven years of active service, has always stood by “Truck” in his labors when other directors of the company grew disheartened, and he is now more than pleased at the result of years of struggle and hard work that Mr. La France has practically given the company at ordinary machinists wages, only to enrich both at last. Truck La France’s name will go down into history as one of America’s greatest inventors, and the city of Elmira will be pretty well advertised in fire headquarters from Maine to California, although his genius and years of application to business... (cut off)

It has been said that the oldest house built by white people in Allegany county was one now occupied by Mr. Nix in the town of Caneadea, which was built by John Crawford in 1806, but the Angelica Republican denies this, and says there is a house still standing on Maj. Church’s farm, near Belvidere which was built in 1804 for the occupancy of Judge Church.


HELME -- Phineas Helme. Wednesday evening Phineas Helme, a respected citizen and ex-captain of the police force of this city, died at his home on DeWitt street. He leaves a wife and two sons, W. B., of Elmira, and H. S. Helme, of Lincoln, Neb. Mr. Helme was born in the town of Southport in 1820, and became a resident of this city in 1865. He has always bourne the reputation of being an excellent citizen, and leaves a large circle of friends to mourn his death. The funeral was held at the residence, No. 213 DeWitt street, yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The burial ... (cut off).***not posted yet***

-- Walter Soper, of Rutland, was called to Wellsville, N. Y., last Saturday by the death of his father-in-law, a resident of that place. Mrs. Soper was with her father during his last hours.

McWORTER - CADOO -- At Webb’s Mills, Thursday evening, Rev. W. D. St. John, of Pine City, united in marriage Miss Clara McWhorter, of that place, and James H. Cadoo, of this city. The bride was a former teacher in the Elmira public schools. The following guests were present from Elmira: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Swan, Charles and Miss Swan, Harry Barris, Mr. and Mrs. R. Stowell, Kate Striker, H. Peterson, Charles and Miss Holmes, the Misses Hudson and Cadoo and Judd Beckwith.

O’NEILL - FINLEY -- Married Wednesday. At 11 o’clock Wednesday morning Miss Annie O’Neill was married to ex-deputy County Clerk Daniel Finley at St. Mary’s church by the Rev. Father O’Dwyer. Miss O’Neill is a charming young lady of the fifth ward and Mr. Finley was formerly one of our best known and popular men of this city, who now holds a lucrative position in the state insurance department at Albany. The happy couple will take w wedding tour after which they will take up their residence in Albany.

TROWBRIDGE - HORTON - Married, at the M. E. parsonage, Millerton, Pa., on Tuesday morning, Sept. 1, 1891, by Rev. H. Meeker, Mr. Daniel S. Horton and Miss Roie A. Trowbridge, both of Jackson, Tioga Co., Pa.

The above announcement will be perused with interest and pleasure by a host of friends of the bride and groom, both of whom are deservedly popular and highly respected. It is an alliance which cannot fail to meet with general approval and elicit the most sincere and hearty goo wishes for the prosperity and happiness of the newly wedded pair. Mr. Horton was formerly a resident of Rutland, removing to this place two or three years ago, and is a progressive farmer and one of our most solid citizens; while the bride is well known as the daughter of Mr. Henry Trowbridge, a pioneer in the township and for more than a generation a leading figure in all that pertains to its prosperity and welfare. Mr. and Mrs. Horton took up the train Tuesday morning, immediately after the ceremony, for a brief wedding trip. They have the congratulations and good wishes of the Advocate in addition to those of their larger circle of friends in this vicinity and elsewhere.***Posted Tioga Co.***

BURDICK - WILBOR - At the home of the bride’s parents, No. 31(cut off) DeWitt street, at 4 o’clock Thursday afternoon, Miss Myra J. Burdick and Carlton Hal Wilbor were married, Rev. C. C. Wilbor performing the wedding ceremony. The popular couple received many handsome and useful presents, besides the congratulations of a large circle of friends. Mr. and Mrs. Wilbor will welcome their friends at No. 317 Dewitt (cut off)

SMITH - CRISS - “ 23..Miles W. Criss of Southport and Emma P. Smith of Bird Creek.

(O’Shea) - PARNELL - Mr. and Mrs. Parnell. Conformation of the Report of the Marriage of the Late Irish Leader and Mrs. O’Shea took place on Thursday morning. The only witnesses to the ceremony were two servants from Mrs. O’Shea’s house at Washington Terrace, Brighton. The registrar was strictly enjoined not to give any information about the marriage and he promised to preserve the closest secrecy. Mr. Parnell had passed the previous evening at Washington terrace. It is announced that a second religious ceremony will take place in London immediately so as to satisfy the Catholics. A dispatch from London, under date of June 26, says that Mr. Parnell is apparently under a conviction that his marriage will rapidly enable him to be reinstated as the Irish leader in parliament. A strong impression in the same direction prevails in the house of commons in spite of the knowledge of the fact that the Catholic clergy will not accept the marriage as condoning his offense. English Liberals are ready to hail him as a man doing his best to atone for his fault. From every side to-night congratulations poured upon the Parnellites unsolicited on their chief’s moral rehabilitation. Friends in the houses of commons have sent an invitation to Parnell to make an early appearance in the house of commons, when he is likely to be greeted with cheers. No immediate restoration of confidence between Parnell and Liberal leaders is possible, nor is it probable that the faction feud will end without long opposition from some of his irreconcilable enemies, but his marriage has deprived his foes of one of their most potent weapons. His moral position assured, political restoration, it is generally believed, be comes a matter of time.

SHAW - JONES - Mansfield, Pa., Dec. 28. -- Prof. T. P. Jones, principal and owner of the Mansfield business college, was married last Thursday afternoon to Miss Edith L. Shaw, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Shaw, of this village. They started for a short wedding tour after which they will reside over the business college.

EGAN - SHORTS - Charley Shorts, of Elmira, the well known colored minstrel, was married last Sunday evening to Bridget Egan, a white servant girl who came to this country from England last August. Shorts is not a full-blooded negro, but a saddle-colored chap. He has been married before, more or less, always choosing a white girl. He will be remembered as one of the leading attractions in Daddy Backer’s troupe. The bride’s brother says she is freckled and foolish.***POSTED***

REDFIELD - BURDICK- Mr. Wayne Burdick and Miss Eva Redfield attended church at Southport Corners, last Sunday evening and on their return they called at the residence of Rev. W. D. St. John and were made man and wife and went on their way rejoicing. Long may they live and be happy.

HOFFMAN - READY - Ex-Turnkey Daniel Ready Marries a Rich Farmer’s Daughter. Daniel Ready will be remembered as a popular young man, who was turnkey of the county jail when Allen Cooper was sheriff. Mr. Ready, after he left Elmira, went back to his father’s home and farm, in the town of Baldwin, where farming isn’t as remunerative as in some other sections of the county. But Daniel all the time kept his weather eye open and the result was that he just married one of the nicest girls in the town of Chemung. As Daniel was supposed to belong to the Catholic church, his marriage to a Protestant girl, by a Protestant minister, was quite a surprise to his Elmira friends. The marriage is briefly told in the following account, written for the Telegram: At 3 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, Miss Mary Hoffman, of Chemung, the only daughter of ex-supervisor John Hoffman, and Dan Ready, of Baldwin, were united in marriage, the ceremony being performed at the Baptist parsonage, on West Gray street, Elmira, by the Rev. Dr. Henry. The only witnesses were School Commissioner John T. Smith, of North Chemung, and Miss Philena Herrington, of West Water street. Mr. Ready is a farmer of the town of Baldwin; a young man who has made for himself a reputation for ability in business and uprightness of character, meanwhile surrounding himself with many friends. The bride is a very estimable young lady, has been very successful in the profession of teaching, and enjoys the confidence of all who know her. Mr. and Mrs. Ready took an afternoon train for Binghamton, for a short wedding tour, after which they will make their home in the town of Baldwin. The Telegram extends congratulations to the .... couple. The bride’s father is reported .... one of the wealthiest farmers in his (cut off). ***POSTED***

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BAYARD - LEWENHAUPT - Miss Nannie Bayard to Wed Count Lewenhaupt of Sweden Early in April. Wilmington, Del., March 13. -- The wedding of Miss Nannie Bayard, youngest daughter of Ex-Secretary of State Bayard, to Count Lewenhaupt of Sweden is announced to take place early in April in this city. count Lewenhaupt is the eldest son and heir to the extensive estate of the Lewenhaupt family of Sweden. The head of the family, the groom-elect’s father, is prominent in the political affairs of Sweden.

BAYARD - ANGELL - Proff.(sic) Angell and Miss Bayard. Ithaca, Sept. 25. -- The Journal announces today the engagement of Prof. Frank Angell of Cornell to Miss Louisa Bayard, the daughter of Secretary of State Bayard of Delaware.

HERRINGTON - BEERS - At the home of Mrs. B. Herrington at 205 Spaulding street, Thursday afternoon, Rev. T. K. Beecher united in marriage Miss Hettie Herrington and Frank Beers. After the marriage ceremony an elegant luncheon was served. There were present from out of the city Mr. and Mrs. Anson Herrington, of Chicago; Misses Hattie and Effie Holmes and Miss George Herrington, of Corning: Mr. and Mrs. John Pervis, of Pine Valley, Pa., and Mrs. Milo Anston, of Everton, Pa. Mr. and Mrs. Beers left on the Central at 6 o’clock for Rochester. A large party assembled at the depot to give the happy couple the customary good wishes for their future happiness.

KINYON - BREWER - Elmirans Married at Caton. Miss Edith Kinyon and William Brewer, both of this city, were married at Caton Monday by the Rev. F. M. Smith of that place.***POSTED***

WEST - WARNER - At State Line Hotel, Oct. 29, 1891, by Rev. Dewitt Myers, Mr. Ammon Warner and Miss Marian West, both of Aspinwall, Pa.

BAXTER - YOUNG - At Pine City Hotel, Oct 29, 1891, by Rev. DeWitt Myers, Mr. Squire Young and Miss Anna Baxter, both of Aspinwall, Pa.

CUFFMAN - YOUNG - At same place and date and by same, Mr. John Young and Miss Frances Cuffman, both of Aspinwall, Pa.

DAVIS - BUMP - At Pine City, N. Y., Oct. 31, 1891, by Rev. DeWitt Myers, Mr. Charles Bump, of State Line, and Miss Anna Davis, of Pine City.

McWHORTER - PELLETT - John W. Pellett, a prominent citizen of Wells, Pa., and Miss Elizabeth McWhorter, of Webb’s Mills, were married at the house of the bride’s father, David McWhorter, near the latter place, on Wednesday evening of last week. The bride is a very estimable young lady, and a large circle of friends will wish the newly-married couple happiness and prosperity.

NICHOLS - KINNER - Mr. Will Kinner and Miss Ettie Nichols, both of this place, were married at Webb’s Mills Saturday evening. ‘Squire Pedrick performing the ceremony with due dignity and impressiveness. Will did the fair thing by the boys in the way of setting up cigars, and is therefore entitled to congratulations.

O’DELL - GARRISON - Charles Garrison, of Daggett’s Mills., and Miss Effie O’Dell, of Mansfield, were married in the latter place about two weeks ago. They have the best wishes of a large circle of friends.

GRISWOL:D - Alpha D. Griswold. Death of the Southport Farmer in New York Saturday Afternoon. The Gazette Friday announced that Alpha D. Griswold, the Southport farmer, was dying in a New York Hospital, having had an apoplectic stroke. Mr. Griswold died at 5 p. m. Saturday at Fordham Heights, at the country branch of St. Luke’s Hospital. Mr. Griswold’s health had been failing for three years, and in September he went to New York for treatment. For a time he improved, and seemed to be in a fair way to recover.

Mr. Griswold was one of the best known farmers and surveyors in Chemung county, and had a large circle of friends who will mourn his death. He was born in Southport on the river road in the house now the residence of his brother Clayton March 12, 1834. He attended Elmira Academy and entered Williams College in 1851, a member of the famous class of 1855 that graduated so many men that have become well known in politics, law, history, philosophy and divinity. Among these may be mentioned ex-senator John James Ingalls of Kansas, ex-senator Hitchcock of Nebraska, ex-Gov. Gilbert C. Walker of Virginia, Prof. Orton, Editor Fitch of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle and Prof. Ward of Rochester. He was forced after two years’ study to leave college on account of poor health, and has been engaged in farming and surveying.

Mr. Griswold was married May 1, 1862, to Miss Julia A. Ensworth of Wellsboro, Pa., to whom four children have been born -- Fannie, a teacher in Japan; Mary, Grace and Jonas Walter. Mr. Griswold’s father, Jonas Griswold, died last July.

Mr. Griswold was long a member and officer of the Southport Corners Presbyterian church. The funeral took place at the residence on the plank road Monday afternoon at 1 o’clock, and the burial was in Woodlawn.. ***POSTED***

REYNOLDS - (Reynolds) - Husband and Wife Dead. Stephen T. Reynolds, proprietor of the Junction house at Chemung and his wife are both dead. Mrs. Reynolds died Sunday evening and Mr. Reynolds Tuesday evening. Death in both cases resulted from the grip. A double funeral was held the remains being taken to Nichols for internment.

(Lawrence) - Mrs. Lawrence, the oldest person in Tioga county, died at the residence of her son, Henry Lawrence in Mansfield, Saturday last, aged 101 years. Mrs. Lawrence was a bright interesting old lady and retained her faculties in a remarkable degree till within a short time before her death.

WILLIAMSON - Died in Arnot Saturday Feb. 6th, 1892 of Miners Asthma, Hugh Williamson, aged 58 years. The funeral occurred on Monday Feb. 8th and was largely attended, Rev. E. D. Rawson officiating. The remains were conveyed to Blossburg by special train and interred in the Odd Fellows cemetery. Pall Bearers: John Anderson, Wm Fleming, Wm. Smart, Robert Hays, Daniel Barr, Thomas Wilson, Wm. Walker, William Harvey, Richard Nelson, John Macfarlane, James Bonnell and Alexander Laird. The deceased was a man highly respected. He leaves a wife and six children and a large circle of friends to mourn his death. His children are” Mrs. Agnes, wife of W. B. Wilson of Blossburg; Mrs. Mary, wife of Hugh Rennie, of Arnot; Hugh Williamson Jr., Thomas, James, and Robert, of Arnot. The deceased was born in Scotland and has resided in Arnot for the past twenty one years.

FISH - H. N. Fish, an aged and respected citizen, of Bradford county, died on the 4th instant, of blood-poisoning resulting from an injury to one of his feet. He was 74 years of age. For thirty-five years he has held the office of Constable in Troy, and in the early days he gained a wide reputation as a shrewd detective. Mr. Fish was an honorable man and a faithful official. He spent his early life in this county, and his remains were brought to his old home for interment.

WEAVER - Taken Down with Paralysis. Mr. E. R.(or K.) Weaver, residing at 360 West Clinton street, and a member of the firm of Weaver & Ferguson was taken this morning with a stroke of paralysis and fears are entertained for his recovery. He is being tenderly cared for by physicians and family.

BACKER - William Backer, a native of Rutland who resided in Elmira for some time up to five or six years ago, died at his home in Mansfield Tuesday after a lingering illness. He leaves a widow, two sons -- Peter Backer, of Caton, and Elmer, better known as “Daddy,” -- and one daughter, Mrs. Rice, of Elmira. Mr. Backer had many friends in this section.

WRIGHT - Rev. C. H. Wright who died in Newark N. J., recently aged 45 years was a former pastor of the M. E. church in this boro. Rev. Wright was an able pulpit orator, a devout Christian and a man who held the confidence and respect of all, with whom he came in contact.

The Black Forest hunters from this place had an unsuccessful trip for lack of snow, returning home entirely empty-handed.

RELIHAN - GILDEA - KANE - Brought Home at Last. Arrival at Corning of the Remains of Ravenna’s Victims. Heart Rending Scenes. The Streets in the Vicinity of the Depot Crowded With Anxious People -- The Air is Rent With the Cries of the Bereaved Ones -- Seventeen Bodies in Thirteen Boxes, Nearly all Beyond Recognition -- Harvard Academy Turned Into a Morgue. (Special to the Telegram.) Corning, N. Y., July 4. -- Fully 2,500 persons assembled about the Erie depot to-night to witness the arrival of the Revenna wreck victims, brought on train No. 12 at 11:15 p. m. Before the train was due, Pine street was blockaded in both directions, and it was next to impossible to move on Erie avenue. As the time grew near and cries of heart-broken parents began to be heard, the strongest man was unable to control his feelings. It is impossible to give a true description of the scenes enacted. Several of those overburdened with sorrow could do nothing but sob and moan for a long time after the train pulled in. Harvard academy was turned into a morgue. Thirteen boxes containing altogether seventeen charred bodies were taken there to remain until burial. The academy was decorated in mourning and presented a sombre appearance. Anxious relatives were hurrying to and fro trying to get a peep at each box as it was carried in. Only two are said to be recognizable. These two are Dave Relihan and Henry Gildea. The local branch union will hold a meeting some time to-morrow, at which time the arrangement for burial will be completed.

Later. Although the streets were completely packed from 7 o’clock till No. 12 arrived at 11:15, the excitement had all abated at 1 a.m. The body of William Kane, whose home was in Brooklyn, was taken through on train No. 12. About 150 persons are watching the remains of the seventeen unfortunates at Harvard academy. The burial will probably take place to-morrow (Sunday.)

SHERMAN - Ross Sherman, aged 4, son of Mr. and Mrs. Benj. Sherman, of Pickle Hill, died last Saturday of inflammation of the lungs, and the remains were taken to Roseville Tuesday for burial, Rev. A. N. Damon officiating.

TANNER? - (Backer) - Mrs. Emory Backer Dead. The death of Mrs. Emory Backer occurred at the home of her parents on Carroll street on Monday, April 25, at 9:30 p.m. The remains were taken to Nichols, N. Y., for interment, where funeral service were held Wednesday at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Emily Pitcher. Mr. and Mrs. Tanner wish to express their heartfelt thanks to their friends for the beautiful gifts of flowers and the kindness extended top them in their sad bereavement.

COOK - An Old Pioneer Gone. George Cook, died at his home in Fall Brook, on Sunday, February 28, 1892, at the advanced age of 70 years, 1 month and 11 days. He was a native of England and came to this country over 35 years ago, coming directly to Blossburg, where he worked in the mines of the Arbon Coal company. He was engaged by Duncan S. Magee to explore the mountainous region of Ward township, where now the boro of Fall brook stands, for coal. He moved to Fall Brook as soon as the first houses were erected and resided there up to the time of his death. The deceased leaves a wife, five children and one sister, Mrs. Charles Prethero, of Antrim, to mourn his death. His children are: Emma, wife of George Gardner, of Sullivan; John, Sarah and James. The funeral was held from the Presbyterian church at Fall Brook on Wednesday March 2nd, Rev. S. Hancock of Morris Run officiating. The pall Bearers were Horton Vaughn, William Vaughn, James Lee, Daniel Barr, Elwood Avery and Delbert Horton. His remains were interred in the cemetery at Fall Brook.

Mr. Cook was a man much respected and esteemed and his death will be mourned by a large circle of friends and acquaintances.

Saturday, January 12, 1884. The New Year. (printed in the shape of a cross) Silent and white Thro’ the dim night Now fast, now slow, Making the pasts Like sheeted ghosts, Robing the woods In much finer goods Than ever were spun by mortal skill And bleached on the sunny side of the hill, Fringes were woven by weavers, where The warp is mist, and the woof is air: The world is dressed like a bride in white; Although the poor old year died last night Drop not a fear On the cold bier Of the brave year Whose corpse is here. His work is done, And battles won, and he will be Named with the free Thro’ future time For deeds sublime. We welcome her The newborn year. The snow that falls From the gray walls Of the black clouds Is not for shrouds For the days Fled Of the years dead. ‘Tis the white fleece, Emblem of peace. Sent down to cheer The soft young year So ring the soft, Sweet bells aloft, Of the good time, Ring loud and clear For this new year.

HALLETT - Oldest Fireman. Hallett of Waverly.... to His Fathers. His Eighty-second... Waverly, Oct. 22 (or 26). -- Saturday evening occurred the death of Joseph Hallett, the oldest recognized fireman in the state. Mr. ... been upon a bed of sickness for ...ths, and his death had been mo-.... expected. He leaves a wife and ... neer of this village, Mrs. Fan-... Of Middletown, N. Y., and ... of Patterson, N. J. Joseph (much missing and unreadable)

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BACON - Henry L. Bacon. The Cashier of the Farmer’s & Mechanics’ Bank is Dead. The news of the death of Henry L. Bacon, which occurred at his home in this city Sunday morning was startling and unexpected, as he was generally supposed to be convalescing from the disease with which he was known to be afflicted last winter and on account of which he spent the winter in Southern California. Mr. Bacon’s illness dated from an attack of the grip a year ago last spring which left him with a severe cough. In September he went to Tacoma and afterwards to Southern California, returning home in May. During his absence a complication of liver and stomach troubles set in and it was noticed that during the prevalence of this complication there was an absence of any cough of asthmatic trouble. Upon making an examination, Mr. Bacon’s physician, Dr. Wales, discovered that his patient was afflicted with granular degeneration of the kidneys, and although he suffered little or no pain he gradually became weaker and about six weeks ago took to his bed. He grew visibly weaker Saturday, but retained consciousness to within half an hour of his death, passing away calmly and peacefully. The death of Mr. Bacon is one that will be severely felt in financial and social circles in this city. As a financier he was pre-eminently among the best in this section of the Empire state. He was pushing, capable, manly and upright in all his dealings. Socially and personally he combined all the noblest and truest attributes of manly men, endearing all towards him by his frank, modest and pleasant manners.

Henry L. Bacon was born in Middlefield, near Middletown, Conn., October 15th, 1836. There he remained during his boyhood and received his education. When still a young man he served for a time as clerk of the Pequot house, a hotel summer resort, at the entrance of New London Harbor. Then he entered the passenger service of the Erie railroad and was stationed at Owego, Hornellsville and Elmira. he entered that service through the kindly offices of the Divisional Superintendent J. A. Hart who was from Lyme, Conn., and a friend of the family. H. D. V. Pratt was at the same time an officer of the road. In 1860 Mr. Bacon left the Erie and accepted a place as purser or clerk on the Norwich line of steamers plying on Long Island sound between New York and New London. He continued in that service fifteen years and then, in 1876, he came to Elmira and associated himself with Lewis M. Smith in the well know(sic) Farmers & Merchants bank. His acquaintance with Mr. Smith, which led to this business relationship, began in 1856 when Mr. Bacon was in the employ of the Erie here.

Mr. Bacon married Alice L. Atwater, daughter of the late Dwight Atwater, June 14th, 1882. They have one child, a daughter, Mary Lewis Bacon, nearly eight years of age. Mr. Bacon’s only brother, John L. Bacon, is a prominent resident of this city. Two sisters reside in Connecticut -- Mrs. Charles J. Hubbard of Middletown and Mrs. Andrew Bell of


COOPER - Bert Cooper, a young man who worked for Geo. W. Hudson, died Wednesday morning of Typhoid pneumonia. His age was about sixteen years. The funeral will be held at Lamb’s Creek on Friday of this week.

SPERLING - “Panther Jim,” or James Sperling, of Custer Camp, McKean county, has just been killed at the age of 65, after a charmed life as a trapper. When only a babe in arms Jim was carried off by a huge panther from a maple sap-trough, wherein his mother had placed him; near her Kettle creek cabin. He was a heavy load for the panther and the mother of the screaming babe actually overtook and crushed the beast’s head with her clothes pounder. Hence the sobriquet, “Panther Jim”. Jim grew to be a trapper. He was on his way to a bear trap a few days ago when a stone fence he was climbing fell and threw him fatally headforemost upon a cobble stone.

MILLER - (Kinner) - Mrs. Mary Anne Kinner died at the residence of her son, John Kinner, of Elmira, on Sunday last. Deceased was a sister of W. S. Miller and Mrs. R. M. Capwell, of this place, Sam Josh Miller, of Kelly Hill, and Mrs. Sidney White, of Trowbridge. Deceased was a highly estimable lady, and was 80 years of age. The funeral was held at Trowbridge on Tuesday, and was quite largely attended. Interment at Alder Run cemetery.

GILBERT - Hon. Wm. Gilbert, of Caton, N. Y., died last Friday at an advanced age. He was a brother-in-law of Henry Trowbridge and Mrs. McKibben, of this place. His wife died several years ago, and the death of her sister, Miss Eliza Trowbridge, who kept house for the doctor after the decease of his wife, was noted recently in the “Advocate”. Dr. Gilbert was widely known, professionally and socially, and was famous as the inventor of the elevated railroad, first tested in New York city, and now in extensive use not only there but in Brooklyn, Hoboken and other localities. ***Posted***

LIPMAN - An Old Clown Dead. Moses Lipman, who was at his death the oldest clown in the world, has died in Cincinnati, aged eighty-four. He was born in London and lad been in America since his boyhood. He went to Europe with the first American circus that ever visited the other side, but soon returned to this country. It is said that he once turned 101 somersaults without stopping -- a feat not since equaled.

MITCHELL - STEVENS - Geo. D. Mitchell, of this boro, son of Hon. John I. Mitchell, is at his home here for a few days. He has just returned from a bicycle trip round the world. In company with another young attorney, Eugene Stevens of Washington, he left New York May 6 last. After an eventful trip they have returned safe and sound, enjoying an experience that falls to but a few men in a lifetime.

(Callahan) - CALLAHAN - Seven Sons, All Soldiers. The Sad But Honorable Reflection of a Philadelphia Mother. In the Philadelphia Ledger of September 22 appeared the obituary of Mrs. Mary Callahan, widow of Andrew Callahan, who had sent seven sons to the late war. A surviving member of the family has sent to that office a letter in which he gives an interesting account of these boys and their patriotic father. The letter is given just as it is written:

“John, the oldest, served in both the army and navy, and was wounded twice. William served in the army and was wounded, and died in the hospital. Anderson served in the army, and at Camp Curtin he jumped into the river to help rescue a comrade who was drowning, and contracted a cold, and he was discharged after two years’ service. James served in the army, and was wounded quite early in the war and put in the invalid corps. He enlisted under an assumed name, McCauley, I think. Andrew served in the army, and was killed at Hacher’s Run, Va. Stewart served in the navy, and Robert served in the army. All are now dead but Robert. Here is an incident that happened early in August, ‘61 (1861). John, William, Anderson and James had just got home from the three months’ service, and Robert and Andrew had enlisted for three years, and one evening all six had sat down to tea with their father and mother. After supper the old man says: ‘Lads, get your coats on, and we’ll go and see James, for perhaps we may never be together again,’ James being the father’s favorite nephew. So they started, and as they passed along one of these neighbors remarked to a friend that these six soldiers were brothers. He said the same to some one else, and it passed from one to another until a crowd began to collect. Men surrounded the old man and the brothers, shook them by the hands and cheered them. The women folk -- some of them who knew the boys -- kissed and hugged the old man. The excitement became so great that the boys went into a store on South street, near Fifteenth, and slipped out of the back way, separated, and returned home. The old man was well-known to many of the crowd, so they picked him up and carried him home on their shoulders, and then demanded a speech from him when they had landed him on his own doorstep. I think I can see him now, good, old, honest man, in an old-fashioned hat, with tears streaming down his face, as he told the crowd he had six boys in uniform ready to go and a younger one he would send if his country needed him. And he kept his word, for the boy enlisted in the One Hundred and eighty-third Pennsylvania, and was killed at Hacher’s run. The old man made a ringing speech and urged the younger men to rally to the support of the flag, and many of them that were there enlisted through the old man’s earnest, honest , burning patriotism. While he was talking the boys reached home and brought the mother out on the steps, when the crowd broke out afresh with cheers for the old couple, and the excitement was so great that her windows had to be closed before the crowd would disperse, and that was the last time these brothers were together; two went to the front the next day, and before the end of thirty days all were at the front, each helping a little to save the government.”

Bean, bean, American bean.

Flower’s in the soup and so is Sheehan.

Then both children together sang to marching time:

Fassett, Fassett, He’s our man;

We can’t vote, but our daddy can.

GARDINIER - CROCKER - David Crocker Married. A Former Well-Known Elmira Business Man’s Secret Marriage. A rumor reached the “Telegram” office yesterday to the effect that David Crocker, of Binghamton, formerly engaged in the grocery business on Baldwin street, had recently wedded a well-known young lady of this city. A “Telegram” reporter called at the residence of Rev. Dr. Henry, who was said to have performed the marriage services. Dr. Henry stated that on October 21, he had united in marriage David Crocker, of Binghamton, and Miss Anna M. Gardinier, of Baldwin street, this city. The marriage was not made public on account of a request by the contracting parties that it remain secret for a time, owing to the dangerous illness of the bride’s mother. The wedding will be quite a surprise to many Elmirans who are well acquainted with the bride and groom.

GRIFFIN - KELSEY - Miss Lena Griffin, one of Jamestown’s most accomplished young ladies, formerly of Lawrenceville, Pa., and well known in this vicinity, was married at the home of her sister, Miss Susie Griffin, on Tuesday, March 15, 1892, to Mr. Chas. F. Kelsey, of Jamestown, N. Y. Rev. Dr. Townsend performed the ceremony in the presence of about fifty guests. Many valuable and useful presents were received. After the ceremony all did ample justice to a bountiful repast which was in readiness. The bridal pair left at 4:15 for Washington, D. C., and New York city to visit friends, and upon their return will go to their own home on Cherry street, Jamestown, which is all furnished and in readiness. The hearty congratulations of their many friends go with them.

DIMMICK - WEYER - At Buffalo, Tuesday, Otto Weyer, son of Philip Weyer, of this city, and a prominent young lawyer, was united in marriage to Miss Kate Dimmick, of that city. Mr. and Mrs. Weyer are enjoying a brief wedding trip, after which they will begin housekeeping in Buffalo.

SHELMAN - FRIENDS - James Friends, who was recently married to Miss Inez Shelman, of Jackson Summit, expects to start with his bride next week for Kingston, Mich., where his father, Marshall Friends, resides. He contemplates making that place his future home.

FRENCH - GARRISON - Married, at the residence of J. J. Orr, Lindley, N. Y., Dec. 26, 1891, by Rev. L. D. Ayers, Mr. Freeman C. Garrison, of Jackson, and Miss Ada French, of Wells, Pa.  

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