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Ithaca Journal
Local Events of the Past Year (1908)

January 02, 1909 [Excerpt]

(January through March are off the page)

April

14

Body of James Carmody, missing for four months, was found floating in the Inlet.

15

Death of Mrs. Peter Emig.

16

Half a million dollar loss by fire at Ludlowville salt works.

18

Miss Ruth E. Winn married Byron F. Shattuck.

19

John F. Oates killed by a falling cornice at the corner of State & Cayuga Streets. Death of Mrs. Julia Hurley.

22

Death of Daniel Sullivan. Miss Edith Agnes Swan of Brooklyn married Harry George Stutz.

24

Phillip H. Stevens, Ithaca’s oldest merchant, died Police held annual ball.

25

Death of Mrs. Catherine Sullivan.

27

Rothschild Brothers banquet fed employees, commemorating twenty sixth anniversary.

29

Death of Nellie May Goodrich.

May

1

Governor Hughes addressed mass meeting in Ithaca, New York, Auburn and Lansing opened to McKinneys. Death of Samuel G. Barnes.

3

Death of Sarah Ellis, Mary Elsie Lamb, Caroline Baird and Elizabeth Walsh

6

Common Council accepted new city charter.

9

Professor Thomas D. Burgen, instructor in Cascadilla School, drowned in Fall Creek Cove.

11

Death of Miss Elizabeth Van Kirk.

13

Common Council granted double track franchise to Ithaca Street Railway Company.

17

Mayor Newman removed Police Officer Arthur Wallenbeck from the force, charges of drunkenness having been preferred against him. James A. Causer and Miss Laura Hesley married. Death of Mrs. Albert H. Platts. Harry F. Deyo and Miss Lena Bell Millen married. Miss Lena H. Hoffman and Earl A. Rorabaugh married.

18

Governor Hughes signed $125,000 appropriation for improvement in Cayuga Inlet.

19

Death of Daniel Smiley.

20

Death of Mrs. Angeline M. Corkins and J.N. Owens.

22

Death of Charles Stevens. Earl E. Moffett saved seven-year old Fred Letts from drowning in the Inlet.

26

Death of Bessie Pease Rittenhouse.

30

Cornell won Intercollegiate track meet, but lost the Harvard Varsity and Pennsylvania second Varsity boat races and Pennsylvania baseball game.

June

1

City of Ithaca celebrated its twentieth birthday. David B. Stewart first Mayor of the city; ex-Mayor H. A. St. John and Mayor Newman delivered addresses.

2

Public Service Commission in session here on Ithaca Street Railway hearing. Mrs. Ellen McCoy dead.

3

Miss Minnie Celestiah Gauntlet and Harry O. Palmer married. Clarence B. Tailby and Miss Jennie Tichenor married. Death of Mrs. Sarah A. Garrett. Death of Charles L. Sheldon, Jr.

4

First annual horse parade a big success.

7

Death of Albert D. Moore.

8

Death of Rebecca E. Wood. Mrs. Mary Rainey fatally burned. Death of James F. Silke.

10

Miss Susie Yaple married Dr. B.A. Hyatt. (runs off page)

July

7

Mercury drops from 99 to 76. Death of John Kulp. E.G. Wyckoff sells out West Hill Farm and fancy poultry. Death of Sophia Ellsworth.

8

Frank Grohoski residence at 100 Esty Street partially destroyed by fire. Mrs. Grohoski with her child jumped from second story window. Death of Mrs. Carolina Sharp.

9

Death of Ward Kellogg Tompkins, only son of Attorney M. N. Tompkins.

11

Lorenzo N. Clinton married to Miss Winona Congdon.

14

Asa Milo Lucas died. Ernest C. Hodge married to Miss Beatrice H. Brightman. Dr. Charles H. Webster married in Utica to Sus. M. Lindsley.

15

Nina Bishop married to George D. Baker, Miss Florence Winner married to O.R. Keith. Common council changes Hazer street to Linden Avenue. Council makes new ten year contract for street lighting with Ithaca Electric Light and Power Company. Death of Mary Shanahan.

16

Deaths of Lucy Ashdown and Mrs. Eveline Brown.

18

Lightning killed Marcus Hill of Danby.

21

Death of Richard Maloney.

23

Deaths of Lorenzo Ferris, Julia Cashman, and Mrs. Sarah J. Boyce, of Newfield.

24

Death of John Vant, Sr. and Mrs. Peter A. Campbell.

25

Ithaca 7, Cuban Stars 10.

27

Ithaca fire companies leave for Firemens Convention at Owego. Deaths of Thomas F. Conley and Frank Scanlon.

28

Ithaca 0, Sayre 1.

30

Cascadilla Mills property sold at auction to W.B. Georgia for $10,000.

31

Ithaca 3, Geneva 1.

August

1

Marriage of Horace J. Lucas, Jr and Miss Arvilla Denson. Five Cornellians win places in Olympic games in London.

3

Ithaca 5, Cuban Stars 3.

4

Barns of Byron Wattles and Frank Rightmire struck by lightning and burned. Senator Owen Cassidy asked by County Committee to retire from race for renomination.

4

Robert Shaw, formerly of this city victim of automobile accident in Patterson, N.J.

6

Death of Mrs. Henrietta Burritt. Marriage of Roy Hopper and Tress Cramer.

7

Ithaca 1, Towanda 0

8

Death of Ambrose Bull [or Hull?] .

9

Miss Mary Ann Cody died, aged 82. President Roosevelt appoints Professor Liberty Hyde Bailey as chairman of Farmers Uplift Commission.

11

Death of Mrs. Almira L. Minier. Ithaca 5, Sayre 2. S. Lyman Smith died at Cascade Lake.

12

Horace C. Thompson died.

13

Death of Mrs. Minos Brown.

14

Deaths of Alfred Bingham and Michael Van Baren. Ithaca 6, Athens 2.

15

John W. Merwin of Dryden died.

17

John P. Smith died. Deaths of  John L. Pope and Howard Boora.

18

Herman Ostrander died. Deaths of Robert M. Love, Mrs. Olive A. Ransom and Mrs. Evaline Van Wagen.

22

Mr. And Mrs. W. G. Rose, an aged couple living on Ellis Hollow Road, bound in bed and robbed. Death of Wm. J. Carns in Slaterville.      (goes off page)

October

1

Death of Mrs. Margaret Maloney

3

Football - Cornell 11, Hamilton 0. Mrs. Bridget Cassidy, mother of Senator Owen Cassidy, died in Trumansburg.

4

Charles C. Fuller died. Death of Mrs. Robert H. Ogle.

7

Miss Ruth O’Daniel became the wife of James H. Wilson, Cornell ’01, at the home of her sister, Mrs. S. E. Banks, University avenue.

8

Public Service Commission met in Ithaca to consider complaints against the Ithaca Street Railway Company.

10

The Creek, Drainage and Park Commission completes work of improving Six Mile Creek at a total cost of $108, 287. Football Cornell 23, Oberlin 10.

12

Death of Thomas McCrea. The marriage of Miss Alice Sickley, stenographer in the office of the Cornell Alumni News, to Walter Drager, ’10, which occurred February 29 last, was announced. The new YMCA building formally dedicated by Dr. Lyman Abbott. Death of Mrs. Mary Babcock.

13

E. H. Clark, ’09, of Cortland elected commodore of Cornell Navy. Methodist Conference sends Rev. D. D. King to become pastor of the State Street M.E. Church and returns Rev. Wallace E. Brown to First M.E. Church.

15

Vice President Charles W. Fairbanks spoke at the Lyceum Theater. Superintendent F. D. Boynton of the Ithaca High School elected president of the Council of State School Superintendents at Binghamton. Death of Mrs. John S. Crozier.

16

Death of Mrs. Betsy Williams, aged 88 years.

17

Ralph Lane, the 14- year old son of Morris Lane of Groton, was accidentally killed by discharge of a gun in the hands of a playmate, Burnett Howell. Football Cornell 9, Colgate 0. Registration figures show eight more voters registered than in 1904.

19

Death of C. C. Mattison, aged 89, the oldest resident of Taughannock Falls.

20

Marriage of Miss Mary Ella Shannon to John E. Umpelby of Waverly.

21

Death of Mrs. John H. Yonge.

22

Mrs. James H. Williamson of Andover, NY killed in a runaway accident at Trumansburg. Marriage of Mrs. Minnie Pierce to Fred Johnson. Marriage of Miss Helen Beers to Leroy W. Hulslander of Candor.

23

Twenty eight students apply to County Judge Charles H. Blood for an order to enter their names on the registration books, only four of whom were allowed to enroll.

24

Football Cornell 9, University of Vermont 0.

25

Death of Henry H. Garrett at Krum’s Corners.

27

Burglars loot the Etna post office of $100 in stamps and small change.

28

Marriage of Miss Kathryne R. Walsh to Henry L. McNamara. Marriage of Katherine C. Phinney to Edward H. Manning.

29

Death of Walter H. Van Orman.

30

Marriage of Miss Eva M. Packard to Arthur H. Volbrecht.

31

Presidential nominee W. H. Taft speaks at the Lyceum Theater. Football Cornell 10, Penn State 4.

November

2

Death of John R. Race.

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