Byron T. Park passed peacefully to rest, in his home (the same house
in which he was born) Sunday evening, September 6, 1925, in Erin, Chemung
County, N. Y., at the age of 79 years. All his life he had been a resident
of Erin and was a charter member of the Methodist Protestant Church on
Austin Hill. He was one of the faithful few who have continued to hold
their membership at the old church, though services there have long since
been discontinued. Bro. Park had a distinct personality; he had his
own manner of expression, at times he was poetical. A number of his poems
have at different times been printed in the Recorder. They indi-cate deep
thought and a rare gift. He leaves, besides his widow, Sister Jennie Park,
three daughters; Mrs. Fred Rick, of Erin, N. Y.; Mrs. Leon Park, of Jamestown,
N. Y., and Mrs. James Blauvelt, of Erin; two sons, Marco, of Elba, N. Y.,
and Manley, of Erin. One son, Clark, passed on a few years ago. He also
leaves seventeen grandchildren.
The funeral was held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at his late home. The house was filled with the many friends and relatives. The service was conducted by the writer, who was his pastor twenty years ago, assisted by Rev. Campbell, of Erin. Interment was in the Scotchtown Cemetery, where we left the tired body to await the call of the trumpet on the resurrection morn. J. H. Richards.
The accompanying poem, originally pub-lished in the Ithacan, is one of Bro. Park’s compositions.
Rain on Mount Carmel
How sad and fearsome was the scene,
When nature ceased to flash its sheen
Of purest bright and living green,
On sere and brown Mt. Carmel.
No bird nor beast there longer stayed,
Each sought a place within the glade,
A refuge far in deepest shade,
‘Neath perishing Mt. Carmel
Lo! then the prophet heard a sound
And cast himself upon the ground;
Communion there with God he found,
On thirsting, dry, Mt. Carmel
“Look far away,” he gave command,
“Past Hebron’s plain and Sharon’s sand,
Till sea and land thy gaze hath scanned,
Perchance ‘twill rain on Carmel.”
“Go look once more, beyond the lea,
Look seven times, far o’er the sea;
Though like thine hand a cloud may be,
Rain soon shall fall on Carmel.”
What though dark clouds and tempest came
The mount that day was blessed with rain;
‘Twas not in vain Jehovah’s name
Was importuned on Carmel.
As Dead Sea fruits to ashes turn,
In life’s stern school we early learn
That human hopes oft fill the urn,
To scatter o’er our Carmel.
If great Omnipotence so wills,
That nature robes the verdant hills,
Our hearts will fill with joyous thrills,
Once more on life’s Mount Carmel
Then trust that God will show the way
Through direst night and burning day;
We will obey, and watching, pray
Unceasingly on Carmel
Erin, N. Y. B. T.P.
MRS. JENNY PARK (handwritten note of Nov. 16, 1933)
The funeral of Mrs. Jenny Park was held today at 2 p.m., at the 1 home of her son, Manley C. Park at Breesport. The Rev. Albert Weaver of Greece and the Rev. A. H. Ganoung of Breesport officiated. Burial was in the Scotchtown Cemetery,
Town of Erin. Mrs. Park was highly respected and was the last surviving charter member of the Methodist Protestant Church at Austin Hill, Town of Catlin.
Schuyler J. Rumsey formerly of Erin, died Saturday morning at Rockford, Ill. He is survived by his widow; a daughter, Miss Mary Jane Rumsey; a son, George, all at home; a brother, George Rumsey of Erin, and a sister, Mrs. Levi Marshall of Horseheads. The body will be brought to Horseheads and will be at the Mathews and Van Buskirk funeral home. The funeral will be held from the home of George Rumsey at Erin. The time will be announced later.
James P. Blauvelt, 67, of Erin. died at a Canandaigua hospital, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1942, after a brief illness. He was a member of the Erin Methodist Church, and the Southern Light Lodge 725, F&AM. Survivors: Daughters, Mrs. Marguerite Smith of Erin, Mrs. Marian Knapp of Groton, N. Y., Miss Virginia Blauvelt at home; a son, Cameron of Erin; a sister, Mrs. George Moll of Elmira; six grandchildren, all of Erin. The body is at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, and will be taken Friday noon to the family home where the funeral will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Norman Campbell of Candor and the Rev. James Gordon of Erin. Scotchtown Cemetery, Erin.
Mrs. Elsie M. Becker, 72, a prom-inent resident of Erin, died Tues-day morning, Feb. 9, 1937, after a brief illness. She was the widow of Cyrus Jay Becker and is sur-vived by three daughters, the Misses Leah, Lela and Eva Becker, all at home; a brother, Charles Wallis of Elmira, several nieces and nephews. The body is in the Math-ews & Van Buskirk funeral home, Horseheads and will be removed Tuesday night to the family home. Mrs. Becker had been an active member of the Erin M. E. Church many years. Funeral in the family home Friday, 2 p.m. Scotchtown Cemetery, Town of Erin.
MRS. MANLEY C. PARK, Mrs. Verna H. Park, wife of Manley C. Park, died
at the home near Erin Jan. 12, after a lingering illness. Her death
brings sadness and gloom over the community for she was loved by all who
knew her. She had a smile and a cheery word for those with whom she
met, and at the same time a sublime faith and trust toward God.
Since early in life she had been a member of the Methodist church, being always ready for any service therein when opportunity came, and longed to recover that she might labor in the Master’s vineyard. But, seeing it pleased her Lord to take her home, she was resigned to His will, going down, to the river, viewing the cross-ing and returning at two different times, to tell the story to those she was leaving that they might be com-forted. After that, she went, not only down to the river, but, crossed to the other side, there to await the coming of those whom she left in grief, where there will be no more sorrow, no more pain nor tears; where there will be no more sad partings. “She being dead yet speaketh,” by the life which she has lived among us, inspiring ‘us to a better service, and the blessed hope of the grand reunion beyond the confines of earth. In her departure the sting of death was taken away and peace reigned supreme.
She leaves to mourn her loss, besides her husband, three sons, Francis, aged 14, Truman, aged 10, and Wilford Manley, aged 11 weeks; her father, C. E. Hubbard, of Chemung, five sisters, Mrs. Floyd Gunderman, of Chemung, Mrs. Mabel Park of Elba. N. Y., Edna and Emma Mae Hubbard of Erin and Clara Belle Hubbard of Chemung.
The funeral was held at the home Jan. 16 at 11 o’clock and was conducted by Rev. J.H. Richards of Wolcott, Wayne County, a former pastor. Interment was in Scotchtown cemetery and there we laid her body away to rest until the resurrection of the just.
ELLEN A. BLAUVELT
Erin, April 26 --- The death of Ellen A., wife of James P. Blauvelt of Erin, occurred at the Packer Hospital, Sayre Friday morning. She is survived by her husband; one son; Cameron P.; three daugh-ters, Marguerite, Marian and Vir-ginia; her mother, Mrs. Jennie Park; two sisters, Mrs. Fred Rick of Erin; two brothers Marco H. Park of Elba and Manley C. Park of Erin. Funeral services were at the home this after-noon at 2 o’clock, conducted by the Rev. Norman Campbell of Erin. Interment in Scotchtown cemetery.
Chauncey Hollenbeck, 84, of 13_ West Tenth Street, Elmira Heights, died at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in th3 hospital at the Bath Soldiers and Sailors Home, where he had been a patient about 10 days. He & survived by a daughter, Bertha S. Hollenbeck of Elmira Heights; brother Wallace Hollenbeck, Ithaca; a sister, Mrs. Martha Rope of Seattle, Wash.
The funeral will be held today at 1 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Lola Neish at Erin. Burial in Scotchtown Cemetery.
MILDRED E. PARK DIES OF PNEUMONIA, READING CENTER, Jan. 13.—Mil-dred E. Park died of pneumonia, after an illness of six days, near Tyrone, on Thursday, January 8, 1914. She was born in July, 1895, being the eldest daughter of Miner and Anna Rumsey Park, and leaves besides her father and mother, one sister, aged eleven years; her two grandmothers, Cornelia Park, of Tyrone, and Mrs. Eliza Wood, of Oak Ridge, and other relatives to mourn her loss. Mildred was a very attractive, bright girl and a great fa-vorite among her young friends, al-ways pleasant and genial in her home. She was a graduate of the Dundee Training Class, 1913, and was teaching in her home district at the time of her death. Funeral services were con-ducted at the M. E. Church, of which she was a faithful member, Sunday, at 12 o’clock, by the Rev. Mr. Shurgur. Burial was made in the Tyrone Union Cemetery. The beautiful floral de-signs presented by the D. T. C., and loving friends show the esteem in which she was held. The stricken family has the sympathy of the en-tire community.
Word has been received here of the marriage of Miss Edith Broadbrooks of the town of Attica, to Rev. Earl L. King, which was solemnized at Belgium, India, where both are engaged in missionary work. The marriage was celebrated October l8th. The bride is a daughter of Mrs. Caroline Broadbrooks of Attica.
IDA BELLE FINCH ? Erin, July 18 — Miss Ida Belle Finch died Monday morning
at her home in Auburn. She had been in ill health for some time.
Miss Finch was born here, May 18, 1862. For a number of years she taught
here, before going to Auburn about seven years ago. Surviving are
five brothers, Almon, Cortland; John, San Juan, Calif.; Franklin, Rochester;
Anson, Auburn; Frederick, Trumansburg. The funeral was held this
morn-ing at the home, the Rev. William C. Chamberlain, pastor of the
Trinity Methodist Church officiating. Interment was in Scotchtown Cemetery, Erin. The Rev. 0.B. Lyon, pastor of the Erin Methodist Church, conducted the burial ser-vice.
The Rev. Dr. Winfield H. Bent-ley, 81, for more than 63 years a minister in the Methodist Protestant Church, died in Lycoming, near Oswego, N. Y. Held pastorates in Syracuse, Cortland, Waterloo and other points in New York State. Native of Pulaski.
NORTH VAN ETTEN, (From Spencer Needle, Mar. 12.) Mrs. Nettie McWhorter, wife of William McWhorter of North Van -Etten, died very suddenly Sunday, March 1st, with heart trouble. She was taken at about 1:30 Sunday morning and died that afternoon at 4:30. Mrs. McWhorter was 39 years of age and was much respected and beloved, kind and considerate in all her actions towards others and an earnest desire to do good. Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, aged 16, one son, aged 6; also her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Georgia, and one sis-ter, Miss Myrtle Georgia, all of North Van Etten. Her funeral was held at the M. E. Church in Van Etten last Thursday, Mar. 5, at 2 o’clock, Rev. Wm. Watson of Spencer officiating.
CLAYTON J. ROSEKRANS ? Erin—The death of Clayton J. Rosekrans occurred Wednesday morning after a lingering illness. Mr. Rosekrans was a highly re-spected citizen and a prominent member of the Erin Methodist Church. He had taught the Young People’s Sunday school class for many years. He was also direc-tor of the Chemung County schools, representing the Town of Erin, and prominent in town activities. Be-fore becoming a farmer he was engaged in teaching. His widow has been principal of the Erin school for 10 years. He is also survived by one son, Robert, at home; his father, Chauncey E. Rosekrans, two sisters, Agnes and Myrtle, a grandfather and grand-mother, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Elston, all of Erin. The funeral will be held Satur-day at 10 a. m. The Rev. N. L. Campbell of West Candor, assisted by the Rev. J. C. Hazelton of Erin, will officiate. Interment will be in Scotchtown Cemetery.
MRS. DON HUDDLE DIES IS BURIED IN SWARTWOOD, Nichols, Dec. 13.—Mrs. Don Hud-dles died at the home of her daugh-ter, Mrs. Shuyler Kresge, Monday, December 4, aged fifty-six years. She had been under a doctor’s care six years. She is survived by her hus-band and two children, Mrs. Kresge and Ned Huddle, and three grand-children, Helen, Doris and Tilda Kresge, all of this place, and one brother, Fred Hotchkiss of Van Et-ten. Funeral services were held Thursday morning, the Rev. W. H. Crawford, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating. Miss Cecil King sang two beautiful solos. Burial was in the Swartwood, N. Y. cemetery.
MRS. LLOYD MOULTER ? Mrs. Lillian E. Moulter, 50, died Monday at 5:40 p. m. at her home in Erin. She is survived by her husband, Lloyd Moulter; her mother, Mrs. Lydia Hall, Erin, and a sister, Mrs. Nora Moulter, Tompkins Corners. The body is at the Arnold funeral home in Van Etten where a prayer serv-ice will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. The funeral will be held from the Methodist Episcopal Church and burial will be in the Scotchtown Cemetery, Town of Erin.
DR. JOEL W. GEE, Van Etten — Private funeral ser-vices were held at
the home today at 2 p. m. for Dr. Joel W. Gee, 78, for more than 50 years
a local physician. Dr. Gee died Saturday afternoon.
He had devoted his entire pro-fessional life to this community as well as being an untiring and will-ing worker in all matters of civic welfare.
He was an active Mason for 56 years, having served as master of his lodge six years, also a member of Cayuta Chapter, 245, R. A. M., of Waverly and Corning Consistory,
W. Lewis Wanamaker, 58, died Thursday, Dec. 7, 1939 at his home, 738 West First St., after an extended illness. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Blanche S. Wanamaker and one niece, Mrs. Clarence Houghton of Ithaca. The body is in the Page funeral home, Wellsburg, and Saturday afternoon will be removed to the family home where a private funeral will he held Monday at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Rolland N. Dutton will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Death Claims Store Owner - W. Lewis Wanamaker of 738 West First St.,
who conducted a paint and wal1paper store on Water St. for 10 years, died
Thursday night after an extended illness. Prior to the time he entered
busi-ness, Mr. Wanamaker was service manager of the American-La-France-Foamite
Corporation for 10 years. He was born in Erin and spent the greater part
of his life in Elmira. He was graduated from the Elmira Free Academy In
1900 and Cortland Normal School in 1912. He at one time was principal of
schools in Wellsburg, New Haven, Conn. and Long Branch, N. J.
Mr. Wanamaker was a member of Lodge 350 F&AM; Washington Chapter, RAM; Suffield, Conn.; Victory Lodge, IOOF, Wellsburg; St. Omer’s Commandery.
Erin Couple Have Been Wed For 60 Years (handwritten note dated April
Erin — The Rev. and Mrs. Hale Gardner observed the 60th anniversary of their marriage at their home Saturday. They received the felicitations of a large number of friends in Erin and vicinity.
The Rev. and Mrs. Gardner were married at the home of Mrs. Gardner’s parents. Mr. and Mrs. John A. Boyd, at Sodus. The Rev. Mr. Gardner has served as pastor of the following Methodist churches: Huron, Wayne County; Palermo, Oswego County; South Butler, Wayne County; Austin Hill Church, Erin; Perch Lake, Jefferson Coun-ty; Columbia, Herkimer County.
Because of failing health they then took up their residence in their home town at Sodus, N. Y., later moving to Erin where they now reside. They have three sons, Boyd C. Gardner, Janesvllle, Wis.; Arthur T. Gardner of Erin and Gordon F. Gardner of Bayard, Neb.
Cyrus K. Becker, 76, died unexpected, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1936, at 10 o’clock in the family home at Erin. He is survived by his wife, three daughters, Leah, Lela and Eva, all at home. The body is in the Mathews and Van Buskirk fu-neral home, Horseheads. Funeral notice later.
John S. Huddle died Thursday June 18, 1935, at the family resi-dence In Swartwood. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lucretia Hud-dle; two sons, Otto E. of Briar Cliff Manor and Fred C. of Van Etten and two grandchildren, Clay-ton and Virginia. Funeral services will be held in the Hedding M. E. Church Saturday at 2 p.m. Kindly omit flowers.
Death Claims Widely Known Nichols Man
Nichols - Ho1iday spirit of many Nichols folk was dimmed Wednesday by the death of Schuyler Kresge, 61, one of the village’s most popular men. Death came at 9:40 at the Kresge home on Walnut Street after a week’s Illness of pneumonia. A lumber business associate of B. J. Cotton, Mr. Kresge was distantly connected with the family that founded the store chain bear-ing the name. He was active in the Odd Fellows, an honorary member of the Rebekahs and a devoted member of the Methodist Church. He was also a man of extensive benefactions, a generous contribu-tor to campaigns for welfare and a supporter of countless civic enter-prises. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nel-lie Kresge, district deputy Rebekah president, and three daughters, Mrs. Howard Sawyer and Mrs. Merle Sawyer of Nichols and Miss Doris Kresge of Binghamton. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Mrs. Rumsey Dead (handwritten note Jan. 28, i934)
Waverly — Mrs. Belle Rumsey, 78, died early Friday evening following an extended illness.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. today at the Greer Funeral home at 462 Fulton Street, the Rev. Raymond P. Wilson, Paptist(sp?) pastor, officiating. The Eastern Star was in charge of committal services at the grave in Forest Home Cemetery. She was the widow of Benjamin Rumsey of Waverly and is survived by four sons, Warren of Ithaca, Floyd of Waverly and Amos and James of Binghamton; two sisters, Mrs. Eleanor Cronkright of Wa-verly and Mrs. Flora Cronkle of Pittsburgh; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and sev-eral nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Rumsey was a member of the Waverly First Baptist Church and Waverly Star Chapter 9, Order of the Eastern Star.
Truman R. Park, 23, of Breesport, died Sunday, May 17, 1936, at 11 a.m. after a brief illness. He is the son of Manley C. Park, county commissioner of welfare. He was a member of Erin Methodist Epis-copal Church, and had been work-ing on the county home farm for his father for several years. Be-sides his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Francis and Wilford, and one step-brother, George, all at home. The body is in the Barber funeral home in Horseheads and will be removed to the home of his father late today. Private prayer service for the family Wednesday afternoon. Funeral Wednesday 2 p.m. in the Erin M. E. Church. Rev. Richard Wentz of Chemung end the Rev. Mr. Millin will officiate. Scotchtown Cemetery. Town of Erin.
PARK — Those who have know of the Methodist Protestant Church on Austin
Hill, Chemung Charge, Onondaga Conference, have also known Sister Jennie
Park. She was the last of the members of that historic church. She
and her husband, Byron Park identified with the church from its beginning.
Many can testify to the sacred influences of that homestead on Park Hill.
It was there that a noble family was reared. Two of their children, Clarke
and Ellen have joined the family circle in the heavenly home. Sister
Park, de-parted to be with them, November 16*, 1933. Those remaining to
await the re-union day are Marco of Elba, York; Ada Rick of Park Station,
New York; Anna Park living near Jamestown, New York, and Manley of
Bruseport**, New York, the commissioner of Public Welfare of Chemung County
with whom Sister Park made her home. Sister Park lived a devout Christian
life; true to her God, her church, family and community. Her four score
years brought a “crown of glory” to her “hoary heed” for she was “found
in the way of righteousness.”
The parting services were conducted by the writer whose father was once pastor of the church on Austin Hill.
(handwritten note: Died Nov. 16, 1933)
* date is crossed out and 16 written in
Park Family Reunion
by Rev. Dwight Dunham
Again we meet each other here,
So soon is past another year,
We’re glad to see your faces all
And hear the voices great and small.
Here this Tupper home we meet
And gladly now each other greet;
‘Tis pleasant thus to come together,
Be it foul or pleasant weather.
Two are gone we used to love,
They’ve joined the family above;
One was aged the other young —
Their funeral dirge we’ve sadly sung.
Yes, Mildred, we all loved her so,
Was called above and had to go;
While grandpa Peleg went above
To that blest world where all is love.
Three little girls have come to cheer
And gladden hearts within the year
Ada, Ellen and Marie
All lovely girls so full of glee.
‘Tis thus we have the record read,
Three are born and two are dead;
With us the story oft is told —
We’ve lived the year and all grown old.
The young have grown more mature;
Begin with us another year;
While others stand with us today
With cheeks more furrowed, heads more gray.
‘Tis thus, we journey year by year;
At times we’re ‘sad, then full of cheer;
Our home is heaven which is drawing nigher;
We wait the summon “come up higher.”
And this is now our earnest prayer,
That we may all meet over there
In that glad world far, far away,
Where night comes not but all is day.
And tell life’s story, often told
When all are young and none grow old.
Note from Claire Marion Smith: “I believe this poem was written for
the 1914 reunion based on the names mentioned:
Mildred Park died in Jan. 8, 1914
Marie Rick Marion was born Feb. 13, 1914
Peleg Blauvelt died May 12, 1914”
Final Tribute Paid Mrs. Anna Adsit
(handwritten note June 1943)
Beaver Dams — Anna Marie Adsit of Clifton Park died at the home of a neighbor where she had gone with her two children Joyce Carlotta, three and one-half years and Newman Edmund, one year and nine months. Death came without warning or apparent suffering when a blood clot went to her heart. Funeral services were conducted by the pastor of the Methodist Church of which she was a mem-ber and burial was at the side of her daughter, Beatrice Lorraine, who died in infancy. Mrs. Adsit was the daughter of Lewis Newkirk, deceased, and Flora Belle Newkirk of Pine Creek, now Mrs. Flora Ribble. She was born Sept. 3, 1907. Surviving are a brother, Donald Newkirk of Meade Creek; a sister, Mrs. Grayce Campbell of Montour Falls; her husband, Edmund Adsit, to whom she was married Jan. 1, 1933, and two children. She was a graduate of Dundee High School, Watkins Glen Training Class, Oneonta Normal School, Albany State Teachers college and had attended Columbia University for summer ses-sions, holding eight diplomas. She loved teaching and taught at Townsend and was principal at Pine Valley and also principal of Clifton Park High School for four years. She was a sincere Chris-tian and her pastor fittingly closed the funeral services with a poem by Marianne Farmingham.
Mrs. Eleanor Hollenbeck Blackwell, 52, of Erin, died in a local hospital Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1942, after an extended illness. She was a member and a past Matron of the Southern Light Chapter, OLS No. 460, Breesport, N. Y. She was also a member of the Erin Methodist Church. Survivors: Hus-band, Charles J. Blackwell par-ents, Mr. and Mrs. Wells H. Hol-lenbeck of Erin; a sister, Mrs. A. Withian of Locke, N. Y.; brothers, Giles and Glenn Hollenbeck of Erin, Fletcher Hollenbeck of Spen-cer; an aunt, Mrs. Lucy Stoll of Pine Valley; several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Bar-ber Funeral Home, Horseheads, and Wednesday morning will be taken to the family home where the funeral will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Ernest Ot-ter and the Rev. James Gordon. Scotchtown Cemetery, Erin.
Mrs. Mandy Rostedt, 64, of Erin RD 1, Thursday, Mar. 22, 1945. Sur-vived by husband, John Rostedt of Erin; daughter, Mrs. Raymond Aber of Swartwood; sons, Tom of Cincinnati, Ohio, Robert of Utica; brothers, Werner Sundquist of Cin-cinnati, Hugo in Finland; sisters, Anna, Martha and Ogda In Fin-land. Body is at Arnold Funeral Home, Van Etten, where funeral will be held Monday, 2 p.m. Scotchtown Cemetery, Erin.
Mrs. Bernice L. Ostrander, 65, of Groton died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1945
in Cortland County Hospital after a long illness. She was a member
of the Methodist Church and the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union of Groton.
Surviving are her husband, Paul D. Ostrander a son, Clifford R., and a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Coon; a granddaughter, Miss Jua-nita Ostrander, all of Groton, and a sister, Mrs. Bertha Park of Elba.
A private prayer service will be concluded at the home, 1 mile east of Groton, at 2 p.m. Saturday. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. in the Methodist Church, Groton, by the Rev. A. E. Weaver.
Interment will be in Groton Rural Cemetery.
Charles H. Rumsey of Van Etten. Sunday, Apr. 15, 1945, home of Mrs. Alva Davis of Van Etten. He was a member of the Van Etten Methodist Church and LeBonn Lodge, 775, OAM. Survived by sisters, Miss Fannie Rumsey, Mrs. Mildred Davis of Van Etten, Miss Myrtle Rumsey of Waverly. The body is at Arnold Funeral Home, Van Etten, where funeral will be held Wednesday, 2 p.m. Rev. J. N. Bragan, assisted by Rev. H. C. Sears. Mt. Hope Cemetery, Van Etten.
T. B PARK, 28, INJURED AS CAR STRUCK A TREE
Motor Parts Store Manager Suffered Broken Nose, Several Lacerations.
HURLED INTO WINDSHIELD
Machine Went Out of Control on Icy Spot on Elba Road 1½ Miles from City.
His head piercing a shatterproof windshield when his car crashed into a tree 1½ miles north of Ba-tavia on the Elba road at 7 o’clock last evening, Theron B. Park, 28, of No. 31 Columbia Avenue; manager of the Gordon Motor Parts Inc., store at Nos. 8 and 10 Main street, is in Batavia Hospital with serious injuries.
Mr. Park has a broken nose, severe lacerations over the right eye and in the roof of the mouth, possible fractured cheekbone and possibly internal, injuries, and severe bruises of the knees and left hand. An X-ray examination was to be made this afternoon.
Car Hit a Tree.
The Batavian was driving south when his car went oft the road on the left side and struck a tree near the east shoulder, His car, a 1936 Plymouth sedan, was demolished. The car ran squarely into the tree driving the motor and radiator back about two feet and breaking the chassis frame in the center.
The terrific impact threw Mr. Park against the steering wheel which was pushed against the windshield. His head struck the center of the windshield.
Enjoys Party On 100th Anniversary (Handwritten note says 1938)
B.A. Cranmer, 104, Dies At Monroeton
Towanda, Pa. (AP)—Bernard A. Cranmer, who was 104 years old last Feb. 19, died at his home at Monroeton near here Friday. He had actively managed his farm up until a few days ago. He lived his entire life in the same house in which he was born. He was 23 years old when the Civil War broke out but was refused service because of physical disability, having been frail as a youth. On his 100th birthday he received a personal note of congratulations from President Roosevelt. His father was killed in an accident at the age of 86 and his mother died at 97.
Mr. Cranmer was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church at Monroeton and was present when the century old building was dedicated. At the anniversary celebration sometime ago, he discussed the early history of Methodism in that area He had never used tobacco or liquor and when he reached the century mark he was in unusually good health.
Breesport — Old Home days on Austin Hill, Saturday and Sunday, had a
decided touch of “early set-tler” atmosphere, with the roast-ing
of an entire carcass of beef and several hams over an open fire and Jerry
Ostrander driving a yoke of oxen to church. More than
250 attended the two-day services.
Sunday, at both the morning and afternoon services the church, a landmark for nearly a century, was well filled. The Sunday morn-ing program at 10:30 was the first worship service to be held in the Austin Hill Church in approximate-ly two decades. A brief history of the church and lists of church officers dating back to 1872 were read by Mrs. Verna Shinebarger who was general chairman of the observance. Mrs. Shinebarger re-called her first memory of Austin Hill to be that of a stormy Novem-ber night in 1905 when she first came to the community with her father and mother, the Rev, and Mrs. J. H. Richards, who served the church for six years.
THE devotional service was in charge of the Rev. Arnold Mellin, pastor of the Erin M. E. Church and the Rev. Ellis H. Richards, pastor of the Methodist Protestant Church at LaFargeville in Jeffer-son County. The Rev. Mr. Mellin gave a very thoughtful message on the subject, “What Is the Church?” He said: “The church is a mili-tant organization fighting the pow-er of sin in the world. It is also a world brotherhood, binding be-lievers together in a most holy faith. It is a great host of the Friends of Jesus who would further the interests of His Kingdom, and it is a universal school where seekers after truth may learn to develop the fruits of the Spirit.”
At 2 p. m. the church was filled nearly to capacity. Many Interest-ing incidents were recounted by those present. Among them were Varnum MacDowell, Mrs. Lola Neish, Fennimore Rosecrans, Chauncey Rosecrans and Mrs. Lydia Hall.
Manley C. Park, Chemung Coun-ty commissioner of welfare, re-called that his ancestors settled on nearby Park Hill when the coun-try was a “howling wilderness” nearly 120 years ago. Also, that as a former member of this church he recalled many sacred memories and expressed the desire that the church might be restored as a monument to those who so faithfully worshipped there. It proved to be a popular suggestion and plans will be made for a future meeting to further develop it.
AFTER a song service the Rev. Ellis H. Richards, youngest son of a former pastor, the Rev. J. H. Richards, held his listeners in rapt attention as he preached. He said:
“We live in a changing world. We grow and develop by change, but not all change is for the better. We humans need great changes of mind and heart to conform to the image of the Christ whom we serve.”
Mr. and Mrs. Archie Shinebarger, and family, together with the cooperation of neighbors and friends, made possible this delightful oc-casion which stands as a splendid example of rural enterprise and leadership.
Among those who contributed to the success of the reunion were Supervisor and Mrs. William Cleve-land, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Patterson, Mrs. Helen Hall, Mrs. Janet Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Gardner, Lawrence VanVliete, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Drake, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rick, Mr. and Mrs. Percy Campbell and Commissioner Manley C. Park.
Ithaca Gunner Killed Over France
Staff Sergeant Leo J. Manley, who was killed on Aug. 13 over France, was a top turret gunner on a B-24 Liberator. He had completed 21 missions and had received the Air Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster.
His death was disclosed by the War Department Monday.
Before entering the service In April, 1943, Manley was employed by Cornell. Before he resided in Ithaca, the sergeant lived in Wil-liamsport, where his parents still live. Besides them he leaves his wife, Mrs. Marie R. Manley, and a one-year-old son, Jeffrey Rick Manley, who are making their home in Erin.
Leo J. Manley Missing After Bombing Raid
ITHACA — A telegram from the war department has informed Mrs. Marie Manley, 614 N. Tioga St., that her husband, Sgt. Leo J. Manley has been missing in action over France since Aug. 12. Manley is top turret gunner in a B-24 Liberator. Mrs. Manley reported her last letter from her husband was dated Aug. 12, and that he was on his 21st mission when he was reported missing. He entered the service in April, 1943, and has been overseas since April, 1944. In civilian life he was employed by Cornell Univer-sity at the carpentry shop.
Ithaca, Spencer Men Missing In War Area
An Ithacan and a resident of Spencer are listed as missing in action according to word from the War Department. Both were fighting in the European theater.
Saturday Mrs. Marie Manley re-ceived a telegram from the War Department that her husband, Staff Sergeant Leo J. Manley was listed as missing in action over France since Aug. 13. She resides with her 8-month-old son Jeffrey Rick at 614 N. Tioga St.
A top turret gunner on a B-24 Liberator, Manley entered the U.S. Army Air Forces in April, 1943, going overseas a year later. He worked in the carpenter shop at Cornell as a civilian.
Mrs. Manley who heard regularly from her husband received his most recent letter dated Aug. 12, a week ago.
The War Department announced today the names of 1,818 soldiers missing in action in the European theater. Among the names was that of Sergeant Edwin R. Thornton, son of Marsh D. Thornton of Owe-go St., Spencer.
Armament School Graduate
Private First Class Leo J. Manley was graduated Tuesday from the Armament School at the Army Air Forces Technical Training Command, Lowry Fie1d Colo.
Formerly a carpenter employed by Cornell University and a mem-ber of the Eagles, the Ithacan entered the Army at Fort Niagara on Apr. 8, and received his basic train-ing at Miami Beach.
He is the husband of Mrs. Marie L. Manley of 502 N. Aurora St.
Mrs. Leo J. Manley of 614 N. Tioga St. has returned home after spending a week in Topeka, Kan. with her husband, Sergeant Man-ley, who has been stationed at the U.S. Army Air Field in Topeka.
Ithaca Gunner Lost in Action (handwritten note: Tuesday Sept 5)
Ithaca—Mrs. Marie Manley of 614 N. Tioga St., Ithaca, has been advised by the War Department that her husband, Sgt. Leo J. Manley, has been missing in action over France since Aug. 13. He was a top turret gunner on a B-24 Liberator. Mrs. Manley said that her last letter from the sergeant was dated Aug. 12 and that he was on his 21st mission when reported miss-ing. He entered the service in April, 1943, and had been overseas since April, 1944. Before entering the service he was employed at Cornell University.
Mrs. Manley is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rick of Erin.
Young Chemung County Couple Wed month Ago, Killed in Mississippi Train
Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. M. Shinebarger, young Chemung County couple were killed instantly Wednesday when a bus carrying 52 persons and a fast passenger train collided at Crystal Springs, Miss.
Twelve others also were killed and more than 30 were injured in the crash. All except one of the dead and most of the injured were bus passengers.
Mr. Shinebarger was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Shinebarger of Erin R.D. 2. Mrs. Shinebarger, the former Wilma Betty Hutcheson, was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alec Hutcheson of 407 Hendy Ave.
Both were 21 and they were married last July 4 at Ocala, Fla. where they had resided for a month.
Mr. Shinebarger was an aviation cadet in the Army Air Corps. His wife was a 1941 graduate of the Arnot-Ogden Hospital School for Nurses and was a staff nurse there before her marriage.
T.P Brady Public Safety Commissioner of Mississippi, said the bus driver stopped on a midtown crossing in Crystal Springs to let a freight pass, then started across without seeing the fast passenger train on another track.
Witnesses said the impact was so terrific that the engine in the rear part of the bus was torn out, the top ripped off and dead and injured strewn along the track. The train was not derailed and its passengers suffered no serious injuries. Witnesses said the bus “appeared to be lifted up in the air and looked for an instant as if it were riding the top of the locomotive.”
Mr. Shinebarger in February left Alfred University, where he was a junior in the College of Ceramics to enter the Army’s Aviation Cadet Corps. He was one of two in a group of 45 Alfred students who passed this Army examination in January. After completing his first semester’s work he returned to his home for a visit and left Feb. 25 to begin training at Montgomery, Ala. Mr. Shinebarger graduated with the 1937 class of Breesport High School and was valedictorian. At the time of their marriage July 4, Cadet Shingebarger was stationed at Ocala. The mothers attended the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Shinebarger were enroute to a new training post at Jackson, Miss. at the time of the accident.
Cadet Shinebarger’s parents reside on the M. C. Park farm in the Park Hill district of Erin.
Mrs. Shinebarger graduated from the Southside High School in June 1938 and entered the Arnot-Ogden school the following September. Her father, Alec Hutcheson, is employed at the Eclipse plant and her mother at the U. S. Employment Service Office on E. Church St.
Dispatches describing the accident said Mrs. W. L. Dodds of Osyka, Miss. was killed when the heavy bus hurtled through, the air, overturned on the sidewalk where she was standing trying to warn the driver of his danger.
In addition to Mr. Dodds and Mr. and Mrs. Shinebarger, the dead were listed as:
Roscoe Smith, Brookhaven, Miss; J. M. Landt, 364 Roxford Rd., Syracuse; Willie Ray Smathers, 320 W. Kingston Ave,, Charlotte, N.C; A.A. Zelberdurt, Bayonne, N. J., Mrs. Fannie Johnson Smith, Crystal Springs; Mrs. Ella Smith, Crystal Springs; Trust Smith, Brookhaven, Miss; Mrs. Sallie Estelle Smith, Osyka, Miss; two unidentified women.
NOTES OF F.C.R.’s
Race horse, American Girl, died on race track Oct. 2, 1875.
Grandma Rosekrans died Oct. 25, /86, Grandfather R. died Feb. 24, /60
Grandma Park died NOV. 11, /96 , Grandfather P. died Dec. 21,/ 71
Alva Rosekrans died Sept. I8 /75
Marilla went to our home Nov. I5, 1868, Back home Oct. 23, 1876
Lighting hit G.M. Hollenbeck.
Father and Mother moved to Grandfathers Mar. 15, 1868. Back home Nov. 15, 1868
Frankie Brockway died Mar. 21,/80
Put an antidote in reach Mar.15 and 16, 1868
First Park Reunion recorded July 5, /63 29 in number. All there
Candas Swayze burned July 24, /64
Sun totally eclipsed Apri1 26, /54
(Note from Claire Marion Smith: FCR would be Fennimore Cooper Rosekran. Grandmother and Grandfather Park are David and Susan Park.)
Breesport Men In Armed Services
Breesport — Pvt. Wilford M. Park entered the Army Jan. 5, 1943, and requesting overseas duty he was sent to a Pacific island base. He is in the Coast Artillery and has not been home since his induction. A/C George G. Thompson, attended the pre-meteorology course at the University of Michigan and is now an aviation cadet at the pre-techni-cal school, Seymour Johnson Field, N. C. They are sons of Mr. and Mrs. Manley C. Park of this place.
Killed in France - Sgt. Manley, killed in action in France Aug. 13,
entered the service in April, 1943, went overseas a year later, and had
completed 32 missions with the army air forces at the time of his death.
He was employed by Cornell University at the time he entered the army.
Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Marie Rick, now residing at Erin, N. Y; a son, Jeffrey, who will be one year old Nov. 27; his mother, Mrs. Mary Lutz, of this city; his father, W. J. Manley of this city; his grandfather, Joseph Manley, and the following brothers and sisters, Wilbur, George, Robert, Edith, and Ruth, all of Williamsport.
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Merritt H. Rosekrans, 91, of Erin. Saturday night, Mar. 3, 1951 after a brief illness. He was one of the oldest residents of Erin and also believed to have been the oldest member of the Erin Methodist Church. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Georgia Goodyear, Mrs. Helen Hall and Mrs. Mildred Patterson, all of Erin; sons, Otis of Wellsburg, Fred of Elmira and the Rev. Clyde Rosekrans of Syracuse; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. The body is at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, where friends may call today, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tues-day at 1:30 p.m., the body will be removed to the Erin Methodist Church for funeral at 2:30. The Revs. Franklin Weaver and Leon Northrop. Scotchtown Cemetery, Erin.
Miss Blauvelt, Mr. Portzline Wed in Erin
On Nov. 16, 1947, at 2 p.m. Miss Virginia L. Blauvelt, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James P. Blauvelt became the bride of Ken-neth F. Portzline, son of Mrs. Clara Portzline of Groton, N. Y. and the late Mr. Portzline.
The ceremony was performed in the Erin Methodist Church by the Rev. Leslie Simons. Traditional wedding music was played by Mrs. Ray Howe, and Mrs. Edward Pettingill sang “I Love Thee,” “Because,” and “The Lord’s Prayer.” The bride wore an ice cream pink wool dress with burgundy accessories and a corsage of Gardenias and white rosebuds. Mrs. Harold Knapp of Groton, only attendant for her sister, wore a powder blue wool dress with black accessories.
Donald Metzger of Groton was best man, and Donald Portzline, brother of the bridegroom and
Norman Van Marter, also of Groton, ushered.
A reception for about 60 was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Smith of Erin, after which Mr. and Mrs. Portzline left for a trip through the southern states. Upon their return they will reside at 105 W. South St., Groton. Mrs. Portzline is a graduate of Horseheads High School and El-mira Business Institute, and she has been employed in the Office of the Elmira Foundry Co. Mr. Portz-line attended Groton schools and served five years in the Army. He now operates a lumber business in Groton.
Pre-nuptial parties were given by Iota Sigma club, Mrs. Kenneth Blauvelt, Miss Velma Blauvelt, the Erin Sunday School at the home of Miss Margaret Neish, and the office personnel of the Elmira Foundry Co.
Park Reunion, Reading Center, Aug. 5 — The 28th annual reunion of the
Park family was held Aug. 21, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Orin J. Park
here. Seventy-seven relatives and friends were present. The
Mrs. Jennie Park, Mr. and Mrs. B. B. McDowell, Manley Park, Frances Park, Wilford Park, D. J. Park, Mr. and Mrs. Ira Park, Mrs. Lola Neish, Margaret Neish, Mrs. H. Eugene Park, Miss Louise Park, Mr. and Mrs. Varnum Mc-Dowell, Lola McDowell, Mr. and Cyrus McDowell, Mr. and Mrs. Orin J. Park; Alice Hine, Mr. and Mrs. Gus A. Bauer, Frances Bauer, Mrs. Miner Park, Mrs. Sebring Howell, Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Vosburgh, Ruth Vosburgh, Mrs. Flora Newkirk, Mrs. Grace Campbell, Mrs. Fred Rick, Marie Rick, Mr. and Mrs. Abram Rumsey, Dorothy Rumsey, Hilda Rumsey, F. C. Rosekrans, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Tupper, Catherine Tupper, Doris Tupper, Mr. and Mrs. Alva Davis, Robert Davis, Charles Rumsey, Myrtle Rumsey, Tholly Park, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Houck, Charlie Houck, Gerald Houck, Ber-tha Hollenbeck, Lewis Park, Don-ald Newkirk, Marguerite Blauvelt, Mary Esther Howard, Virginia Blauvelt, Mr. and Mrs. Gorden Ros-ekrans, Eunice Rosekrans Josephine Taylor; Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Gaylor, Nadine Gaylor, Erwin D. McMillian, Mr. and Mrs. Clayton J. Rosekrans, Robert Rosekrans, Mrs. C. A. Knapp, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Beers, Rachael Moore, Mr. and Mrs. George Smiley, Roy Moore and Doris Hatfield.
Heart Attack Fatal to Rev. Maunder
The Rev. Frederick Maunder of 309 Broad St., Horseheads, former pastor of the Horseheads Meth-odist Church, died unexpectedly of a heart attack Friday night at the home of relatives In Syracuse. The Rev. Mr. Maunder was in Syracuse to attend the 50th anniversary of his Syracuse University graduating class. Mr. Maunder was pastor of the Horseheads Methodist Church from 1930 to 1937, he retired from the active ministry in 1937, but later was a supply minister at the Bur-dett and Reynoldsville churches because of a minister shortage.
Before taking the Horseheads pastorate, the Rev. Mr. Maunder served Methodist churches In New Haven, N. Y.; Hannibal, Pulaski, Adams, Utica, Syracuse, Clifton Springs and Ithaca. The body will be taken to the Maunder home in Horseheads Monday, and friends may call Mon-day afternoon and evening. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10 at the First Methodist Church of Horseheads. The Rev. Harold S. Swales, district superintendent, will be in charge. He will be assisted by the Rev. Robert C. Hebblethwaite, former district superintendent, who will bring the message, and by the Rev. Earl H. Robertson of the Horse-heads Methodist Church. Burial will be in New Haven, N. Y.
Erin Blaze Routs 18 Early Today
Fire destroyed the old Rodbourn mansion in Erin about 3:30 this morning, driving 7 adults and 11 children from the apartment build-ing in their night clothing. None of the occupants were in-jured in fleeing the flames but the four families lost all clothing and household furnishings. The blaze is believed to have started after an explosion of a carbide or benzene tank in the basement. The tank once furnished fuel for a lighting system but had not been used for 30 years. Prompt and efficient work by the Chemung County Volunteer Fire Company under direction of Chief Dennis MacClure, the Horseheads Fire Department under direction of Chief Marion Jansen and the Breesport Fire Department under Chief John Davies Jr., halted spread of the flames to nearby buildings. Wind, which was not heavy at the time of the fire, swept the flames away from nearby buildings. The building was purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Percy Chapman about two years ago from Merritt Shoemaker, who had acquired it from the Rodbourn estate. The 24 rooms had been converted into four apartments occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Percy Chapman and four children; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Chapman; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Crown and two children, one an infant of six months; Mrs. Archie Costley and five children. Mr. Chapman told Chief Mac-Clure that he had concluded negotiations for sale of the property to a prospective pur-chaser. The final papers were to be signed today.
Firemen were told that the ex-plosion in the basement about 3:30 a. m. aroused the 19 persons in the house. Percy Chapman said that be started to enter the base-ment when he was driven back by fumes. He saw a blue flame before he retreated.
The mansion, as it was called was constructed by James Rodbourn before the Civil War, it was said. Much of the wood trim of rooms was imported by Mr. Rodbourn, who was engaged in the lumber business. Five original, fireplaces were used up to the time of the fire. James Rodbourn was a brother of the late Joseph Rodbourn, formerly of Breesport, who was one of the founders of the Utica, Ithaca and Elmira Railway, afterwards known as the Elmira, Cortland and Northern, which finally passed to the ownership of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company and was discontinued from Horseheads north a few years ago.
Mrs. Mabel H. Park, 75, of Mech-anic St., Elba. N. Y., widow of Cark Park. Monday, Feb. 11, 1952 at her home. A native of Chemung County, she was the daughter of Clarence and Emma Reeser Hubbard and had lived in Elba for 32 years. She was a member of the Elba Bap-tist Church. Survivors include a sis-ter, Mrs. Harry Gunderman of Chemung. Funeral today, 2 p.m. at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home in Oakfield. N. Y. The Rev. Schuy-ler Marshall. Maple Lawn Cemete-ry, Elba.
Mrs. Clark Park - Elba—Mrs. Mabel H. Park, 75, of Mechanic St., widow
of Clark Park, died at her home at 2:20 this morn-ing (Feb. 11, 1952).
She was born on Sept. 5, 1876, in Chemung County, daughter of Clarence
and Emma Reeser Hubbard and lived in Elba for the past 32 years. She was
a member of the Elba Baptist Church. Mr. Clark died in 1922.
Survivors include three sons, Mer-wyn and Eldred of Elba and Clar-ence
of Stafford; a sister, Mrs. Har-old Gunderman of Chemung; three half-sisters,
Mrs. Cameron Blauvelt of Erin, Chemung County, Mrs. Ellis Richards of Tranquility,
N. J., and Mrs. Elwood Grace of Chemung; eight grandchildren; four great
grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield, with the Rev. Schuyler Marshall, pastor of the Elba Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba.
Friends may call at the funeral home beginning this evening.
Mrs. Marco H. Park
Mrs. Bertha Mae Hummer Park, 75, of West Ave., Elba, widow of Marco H. Park, died at 5:20 this morning (Dec. 11, 1954) at Gen-esee Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient since Dec. 1. She had been in failing health for several weeks. Mrs. Park was born in Erin, Chemung County, Jan. 21, 1879 and had been a resident of Elba, for the past 40 years. While teaching school in Van Etten, Chemung County, Mrs. Park was the first teacher of the Rev. G. Charles Weaver, The pastor of the Methodist Church. Dr. Weaver’s father was pastor of the Van Etten Church at that time. On Dec. 29, 1903, Mrs. Park was married in Erin to her late husband. She was a member of the Elba Methodist Church. Surviving are a son, Justin C. Park of South Main St., Elba; three grandchildren, Justin C. Jr., Linda Anne and Ada Mae Park, and a niece and nephew.
The funeral will be at the H. E. Turner mortuary at 2 p.m. Monday, with Dr. Weaver officiating, assisted by the Rev. William Swabs, pastor of the Elba Methodist Church. Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba. Friends may call at the mortuary.
Former Ithacan Killed - Staff sergeant Leo J. Manley
A former Ithacan and a resident of Groton, both previously listed as missing in action, are now report-ed by the War Department to have given their lives in the service of their country.
Mrs. Marie R. Manley of Erin, formerly of Ithaca, has been no-tified by the War Department, that her husband, Staff sergeant Leo J. Manley, who was reported missing on Aug. 13, over Germany, was killed on that date.
A top turret gunner on a B-24 Liberator, Sergeant Manley was on his 21st mission when reported missing. He had received the Air Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster.
Besides his wife, Sergeant Man-ley leaves a one year old son, Jeff-rey Rick Manley.
Mrs. Marco H. Park’s Funeral
The Rev. G. Charles Weaver, Th. D., pastor of the Methodist Church, officiated at the funeral of Mrs. Marco H. Park of Elba, at 2 p.m. Monday at the H. E. Turner Mortuary. Assisting was the Rev. William Swales, pastor of the Elba Methodist Church. Burial was in Maple Lawn Cemetery.
The bearers were Reuben B. Nutting of Batavia and Mayor An-thony. H. Garnish, George Talbot, George Rowcliffe, Sherman Hor-ton and John Swartz of Elba.
Floral and memorial tributes were received from the Elba Meth-odist Church, Mary Garnish Class of the Sunday School, Genesee-Or-leans Vegetable Growers Assn., Elba Presbyterian Bloom class and neighbors and friends.
Out-of-town people attended from Elba, Erin, Almond, Fredonia and Groton.
Marco H. Park, 74, of West Ave., Elba, N. Y. Sunday, Feb. 18,1951, at Batavia following a brief illness. He was employed as a station agent for the Lehigh Valley Railroad, Florida Overseas Railway and the New York Central Railroad, and since 1940 had been engaged in farm-ing with his son in Elba. He served on the Board of Education in Elba, was a director of the Genesee--Orleans Vegetable Growers Associa-tion, and was a member of the Elba Methodist Church. He was a native of Erin N.Y. Survived by wife, Mrs. Bertha Mae Hummer Park, son, Justin C. Park of Elba; brothers, Manley Park of Almond; sisters, Mrs. Fred Rick of Erin and Mrs. Leon Park of Jamestown, N. Y.; three grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The body is at the H. E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Ba-tavia. The Rev. G. Charles Weav-er of Batavia and the Rev. Har-lan West of Elba. Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba.
Mrs. Arsula B. Hilliard of Tru-mansburg died Thursday, May 1, 1947,
in the Memorial Hospital after a short illness. She is survived by
her husband. Percy L. Hilliard; two brothers, DeWitt Brinkerhoff of Trumans-burg
and Herman Brinkerhoff of Valois; seven nephews, Charles and Harold Brinkerhoff
of Interlaken, Lt. Oliver Brinkerhoff of Fort Knox, Ky., Eugene Brinkerhoff
of Syracuse, Arthur Brinkerhoff of Staten Island, Melvin Brinkerhoff of
Rochester and Leslie Brinkerhoff of Ithaca.
She was a member of Trumans-burg Chapter 479, Order of the Eastern Star for 26 years, a mem-ber of the Methodist Church, Wesleyan Circle and Woman’s Society for Christian Service and also a member of the Agenda Society of the Presbyterian Church.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Trumans-burg Methodist Church with the Rev. Arthur Moody, pastor of the Jacksonville Methodist Church and the Rev. Charles Arthur Smith of Trumansburg, officiating.
Interment will be in Grove Ceme-tery, Trumansburg.
Friends may call at the Stewart-Rhode Funeral Home.
Mrs. Mary E. Park - Funeral services for Mrs. Mary E. Park of 206 Third
St., who died at her home Wednesday, Apr. 30, 1947, will be held at the
home at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. H. Clifford Bristow, minister of
the Tabernacle Baptist Church, offici-ating.
Interment will be in the family plot In Lake View Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Bangs Funeral Home today,
Abram B. Rumsey, 72, of Van Etten Sunday morning, Apr. 12, 1953. Mr. Rumsey was a Spanish American War veteran and a member of E. M. Hoffman Encampment, Spanish American War Veterans. He was a past master of Mount Lebanon Lodge, F&AM, of Van Et-ten and a member of the Van Etten Methodist Church. Survived by wife, Mrs. Fannie Rumsey; daughters Mrs. Dorothy Butts of Van Etten, Mrs. Hilda Rick of Ithaca; sons, Ernest Rumsey of Montour Falls, Adrian of Van Etten; eight grandchildren; one niece. The body is at the Arnold Funeral Home, Van Etten, where friends are invited to call and where funeral will, be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. The Rev. Ernest H Warren. Mt. Hope Cemetery, Van Etten. Military honors will be accorded at the grave. A Masonic memorial service will be conducted at the funeral home today at 8 p. m.
LEO J. MANLEY KILLED ABROAD
Air Force Sergeant, Na-tive of City, Dies After 32 Missions.
Sgt. Leo J. Manley, a native of this city, was killed in action in France on Aug. 13, according to word received from the War De-partment by relatives.
He entered the service in April, 1943, went overseas one year later, and had completed 32 missions with the Army Air Force at time of death. He entered military train-ing from Ithaca, N.Y. where he was employed by Cornell Univer-sity.
He leaves his wife, the former Miss Marie Rick, now residing at Erin, N.Y.; a son, Jeffrey, who will be one year old on Nov. 27; his mother, Mrs. Mary Lutz, this city; his father, W. J. Manley, this city; his grandfather, Joseph Manley, and the following brothers and sis-ters, all of Williamsport: Wilbur, George, Robert, Edith and Ruth.
Patricia Minor, Mr. FitzGerald Exchange Vows
The double ring ceremony was used for the wedding Sunday, Mar. 25, 1951, of Miss Patricia Minor of Breesport and Jack FitzGerald of Erin. The Rev. Fred A. Alexander per-formed the nuptials at 2:30 in the Breesport Baptist Church. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Minor of Breesport and her husband’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. John FitzGerald. She was given in marriage by her father. The bride chose white satin with a yoke of nylon trimmed with seed pearls and long sleeves and full skirt. The full length illusion veil was caught to a pearlized orange blossom headdress. She carried a white prayer book topped with a white orchid. Miss Eleanor FitzGerald, sister of the bridegroom, as the only attend-ant, wore yellow taffeta and carried daffodils. Richard Minor, brother of the bride, served as best man. The bride-groom’s brother, Kenneth FitzGer-ald and James Austin were the ush-ers.
A reception was held at the bride’s home after which the couple left for California. The bride graduated from the Horseheads High School while her husband who is a graduate of the Van Etten Central School, attended Cortland State Teachers College. The bridegroom has served three years with the Navy.
Mrs. Ida M. Wood, 82, widow of Fred A. Wood, formerly of Erin. Sunday, Feb. 23, 1947. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Roy Dauman of Hornell; sons, Ivan of Mount Morris -LaRue of Syracuse, Edgar of Elmira; brother, J. W. Hammond of Lewisburg, Pa.; three grandchildren, three great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Funeral Wednesday, 2 p.m. at the Barber Funeral Home. Rev. Les-lie Simon. Scotchtown Cemetery. Southern Light Chapter, OES, 460, Breesport will conduct services the Funeral Home Tuesday at 8 p.m..
Parks, Mrs. Dexter To Be Given Party, Breesport—A farewell party will be tendered Mr. and Mrs. Manley C. Park and Mrs. Mary Dexter, Thursday at 8 p.m. at the Baptist Church. They are moving to Al-mond, where Mrs. Park will teach In the Almond Central School. The Gleaner Class will have charge of the entertainment, and the Woman’s League the refresh-ments. All friends of the Park family are invited. Mr. Park for many years was Chemung County welfare commis-sioner.
16 Nurses Presented Arnot-Ogden Diplomas - Sixteen young women were
graduated from the Arnot-Ogden Hospital School for Nurses at graduation
exercises on March _8, 1935, in The Park Church. Diplomas were presented
by Mrs. Caroline M. Prutsman, su-perintendent of nurses, to:
Dorothy Lyon, Elmira; Ruth Manning, Watkins Glen; Emily Walck, Niagara Falls; Rhoda Field, Trout Run, Pa.; Dorothy Alba, Elmira; Thelma Briggs, Niagara Falls; Beatrice Burgess, Big Flats; Martha Covert, Cay-wood.
Frances Edsall, Sayre, Pa.; Esther Evans, Wellsboro; Ethel Gulyas, Myers; Gertrude Hotchkiss, Elmira Heights; Margaret Losie, Elmira; Marie Rick, Erin; Emily R. Voorhees, Corning, and Florence Waters, Horseheads.
Mrs. Clara Brockway Gambee, 70, of Romulus, N. Y., unexpected-ly Monday, March 5, 1956. She was the widow of Lew Gambee, who was formerly of Elmira. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Mary Somerville of MacDougall, N. Y., Mrs. Fannie Miller of Ithaca and Mrs. Virginia McAvinney of Cayuga; sons, Wellington, Mil-lard, Norman and Teddy Gambee, all of Romulus; sister, Mrs. Fran-ces Griffith of Summit, N. J.; 22 grandchildren and 7 great grand children. The body is at the Coryell Funeral Home, Ovid N.Y., where friends may call tonight from 7 to 9 and Wed-nesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. Funeral there Thursday at 2 p. m., the Rev. Andrew S. Tay-lor of the Fayette Presbyterian__
Erin folks are interested in local history; and they do something about
it. They hold exhibitions and in time will have a written history of the
village and township. Here’s a Who’s Who of Erin in 1876 that I found
in a directory for that year:
Simeon Bundy, blacksmith; A. T. T. Carpenter, mason; Frank Carpenter, propr. Erin Centre Hotel; Charles W. Clark, painter; James Dibble, shoemaker; S. H. Dibble, railroad and U. S. Express agent; Nathan Dunbar, tanner and currier; Otis Fleming, carriage and wagonmaker; George Hall, carpenter and builder; Hawley & Brees, blacksmiths; William Kendall, justice of the peace; William Kendall & Son, lumber; Albert H. McDowell, justice of the peace; William McIntyre, clergyman; J. A. Moulter, chair-maker; J. H. Rodbourn & Co., country store and coal dealers; James H. Rodbourn, merchant and lumber dealer; George W. Rumsey, clergyman; Christopher Shadduck, carpenter and builder; Alexander Shoemaker, boardinghouse; H.A Vangorder, shoemaker.
Farmers — Henry Hollenbeck, Orin Butts, Charles Baker, James Brown, Achilles Brees, Peleg Blauvelt, Garrett S. Becker, Sylvester Baldwin, E. W. Baldwin, Henry W. Brown, Hiram Olcott, C. W. Clark, Nathan Dunbar, Charles R. Davis, Monunia B. Davis, Silas K. Davis, John M. Davis, James Dibble, Mrs. Miles G. Ennis, James Elston, Samuel French, Johnson Hum-mer, J. W. Houck, Harvey Houck, Erwin D. Hummer, Garrett M. Hollen-beck, Chauncey Hollenbeck, Theodore Howe, William Howe, Isaac L. Houck, Edward Haynes, F. D. Hollenbeck, James Hollenbeck, Miles S. Herrington, A. R. Herrington, James Inman, William Kendall, Melzar Kellog, A. H. McDowell, William McIntyre, Obadiah Olcott, Bryon T. Park, James J. Park, Norman Rosenkrans, J. H. Rodbourn & Co., Maria M. Smith, John Shadduck, John Shoemaker, Henry Shadduck, A. H. Smith, Nelson Smith, Isaac Thomas, David Simeon Vosburg, Isaac S. VanGorden, Rufus Vaughn, James Wood, H. H. Whitehead, James Westbrook, Eugene K. Woolever.
Mrs. Margaret Ann Hollenbeck of 1101 W. State St. died Monday evening,
Feb. 16, 1953. She was 88 years old. She was a member of the First Methodist
Church and the Woman’s Christian Temp-erance Union.
Surviving are a son, Wallace E. Hollenbeck of Ithaca a brother, John Roberts of Elmira; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Wagner Funeral Home, 421 N. Aurora St. The Rev. Henry G. Budd, minister of the First Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Scottstown Cemetery, Erin. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday evening.
Mrs. Lottie E. Knapp
Mrs. Lottie E. Knapp, 73, of 701 Willow Ave., died Monday, Sept. 2, 1957, In Memorial Hospital.
Born in Erin she was also a former resident of Groton and was a member of the Groton Methodist Church and the Groton Woman’s Christian Temperance Union.
She is survived by two sons, Elwyn B. and Harold W. Knapp, both of Ithaca; a daughter, Mrs. Eva Loughridge of Ithaca; five grandchildren, five great grand-children and two brothers, Frank and Floyd Babcock both of Groton.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the home of Robert J. Booth, 110 Elm St., Groton, with the Rev. Edgar Kinner, pastor of the Groton Methodist Church, officiating.
Burial will be In Groton Rural Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Booth resi-dence.
2 Erin Pioneer Families Feted by Historical Society (handwritten note:
Two of Erin’s pioneer families, and their descendants were honored by the Erin Historical Society at a Thanksgiving supper Friday night at the Town Hall. Guests of honor were about 50 descendants of Warren and Susan Cole Rosekrans and about 10 descendants of the Peter Blauvelt and Abram Blauvelt families. Warren Rosekrans came to Erin in 1830 and built one of the town’s first sawmills. The Blauvelts were early grocers. The oldest person attending was Claude Brown, a great grandson of Abram Blauvelt. Histories of both families were compiled by James L. Smith and read by Smith and Albert Houck. Mrs. Ruth Palmer, president displayed five generations of marriage licenses. The most unusual was a handwritten certificate for Norman and Jane Swazy Rosekrans dated Oct. 28, 1852. The Rev. Clyde Rosekrans of Phelps, N. Y. said the grace. Old-fashioned songs were sung under the direction of Mr. Frank Goodyear. Mrs. Robert York was in charge of the program.
Mrs. Edith Smith, 84, of Erin Friday, Oct. 21, 1949. Survived by husband, James Smith; sons, Raymond of Erin, Stanley of Albany, Ralph of Horseheads, the Rev. Roy L. Smith of Fayetteville, N. Y., and the Rev. Sidney Smith of Richmond, Calif.; five grandchildren. The body is at the Arnold Funeral Home at Van Etten where friends may call. Funeral was held today, 2 p.m. at the Erin Methodist Church. The Revs. Franklin Weaver and Leon Northrup. Scotchtown Cemetery, Erin, Chemung County.
Miss Bertha Hollenbeck, 79, of Erin, formerly of Elmira, Heights. This morning, July 7, 1953. Miss Hollenbeck taught school in the Chemung County area for 25 years before her retirement. She was a member of the Oakwood Methodist Church, Elmira Heights. Survived by several cousins. The body is at the Ballard Funeral Home, Elmira Heights, where friends may call this evening from 7 to 9, and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. Thursday at 1 p. m. the body will be taken to the Erin Methodist Church for funeral at 2 p.m. The Rev. Horace R. Pittman. A committal service will be held in Scotch town Cemetery, Erin.
Mrs. Mary E. Park, 25, of 206 Third St., died at her home today, Apr.
30, 1947, after a long illness.
She is survived by her husband, John M. Park two sons, Leslie LeRoy and Richard Manning Park; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Rosecrans of Elmira; a brother, Harry Rosekrans of Erin; two sis-ters, Mrs. Clara Morey of Brook-tondale and Miss Norene Rosekrans of Elmira. Funeral services will be held at the family home, 206 Third St., at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. H. Clifford Bristow, minister of the Tabernacle Baptist Church, offici-ating.
Interment will be in the family plot in Lake View Cemetery. Friends may call at the Bangs Funeral Home, 315 W. State St., Thursday and Friday.
FOLTS HOME RESIDENT DIES (handwritten note: July 30, 1956)
Services for the Rev. Arnold Mellin, 74, a resident of the Folts Home, who died Saturday in St. Elizabeth Hospital, Utica, after a short Illness, were conducted at 11 a.m. today from the Folts Home.
Mr. Mellin was born on Jan. 23, 1882 In England, the son of Samuel and Ruth Hitchen Mellin, and married Eleanor Dickinson on May 15, 1909 in Toronto, Can-ada.
His pastorate was at Conquest in 1923, after which he served churches in the town of New Home, Kelloggsville, Dryden, New Albany, New Era, Overton, Erwin, Hicks, Borodino, South Spafford, Ledyard, West Genoa, Venice Center, Tryon, Wayne, Canton, Montezuma, Fosterville and Mentz.
When he retired in September, 1953, both he and his wife en-tered Folts Home. Mr. Mellin was a member of the Herkimer Methodist Church and its choir. Surviving, besides his wife, are one son, Herbert, and three grandchildren, all of Erin. The Rev. Fred G. Cotnam, pas-tor of the Methodist Church, of-ficiated in the absence of the Rev. Lester Wakeman, superintendent, Burial was in Sodus.
Mrs. Louise Rick Gardner, 77, of Erin, Wednesday May* 11, 1955. Widow
of Arthur T. Gardner, member Erin Meth-odist Church. Survived by daughter,
Mrs. Helen L. Mellin of Erin, with whom she resided; son, George B. Gardner
of Rochester; brother, Fred Rick of Erin; three grandchildren. Body at
Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, where friends may call today 7 to 9 p.m.
and Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m., the
Revs. Horace R. Pittman and William Jenkins. Scotchtown Cemetery,
* Article said April, but May was handwritten in.
Charles L. Neish, 75, of Hec-tor, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 1957. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Survived by wife, Mrs. Frances E. Neish; daughters, Mrs. Francis VanDuzer of Pulaski, N. Y., Mrs. Edwin Mix of Warsaw; stepsons, Wendell Wilkinson of Attica, Francis Wi1kinson of Elmira, Alvin Wilkinson of LaGrange, N. C.; brothers, David Neish of Bogota, N.J., William Neish of Horseheads; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Body at the Ar-nold Funeral Home, Burdett. Calling hours: Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Thursday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Richard McGonigal. Scottstown Cemetery, Erin.
Mrs. Cora M. FitzGerald, Pine City BD 2, formerly Erin. Sunday evening, Jan. 1, 1954. Survived by daughter, Mrs. C. E. Cooper of Elmira, Mrs. Albert Wheeler of Millerton, Pa., Mrs. Raymond Wheeler and Mrs. Earl Wheeler, both of Pine City; sons, James Robert and John FitzGerald, both of Elmira, Percy of Trumansburg, N. Y.; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Charles F. Hughes & Son Funeral Home where friends are invited to call Tuesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m., and where funeral will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. The Rev. Mer-ton FitzGerald, a grandson of Trumansburg will officiate. Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads.
Conklin Sanatorium Sold to Houghtons
ITHACA — Sale of Conklin sanatorium to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence L. Houghton was announced Wednes-day by Miss Ella J. Storms, who managed the local Institution for the past five years.
The sanatorium, established some 20 years ago, will be conducted un-der the active supervision of Mrs. Houghton, the former Miss Gladys Blauvelt, a graduate of the Me-morial hospital training class of 1917. Mrs. Houghton has been in Ithaca 26 years, with the exception of three years she spent as night supervisor of the Flushing, L. I., hospital. She has held various po-sitions In Tompkins County Me-morial hospital and, the past eight years, has been on private nursing duty.
The new proprietor of Conklin sanatorium is a past president of the hospital’s Nurses Alumnae association, chairman of the Nurses Professional Registry committee of this city, and a director of District 3, New York State Nurses Associa-tion. For six years she was a member of the committee appointed by the State Nurses’ association to study nursing problems.
Several attended the funeral services for Mrs. Clara Gambee at Ovid, Thursday afternoon. The sympathy of the community is extended to the family.
A hen house containing about 200 hens, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Ted Gambee, burned to the ground on Thursday at about 6 p. m. Mr. and Mrs. Gambee were having dinner at the home of the former’s sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Oren Somerville at MacDougall.
IN MEMORY OF Bertha M. Park
BORN JANUARY 21, 1879
died DECEMBER 11, 1954
SERVICES AT 403 EAST MAIN ST.
MONDAY 2:00 P.M.
CLERGYMAN Rev. G. CHARLES WEAVER and REV. WILLIAM SWALES
INTERMENT MAPLE LAWN CEMETERY