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Tompkins County News
From old newspaper clippings found in a scrapbook.
Information about the people who lived around Tompkins Co., NY.
Obituaries, marriages, births, illness, church news, etc.
"Just town talk"

1929
CAROLINE CENTER

Caroline Center, Jan. 11 - Glen WHITTAKER is ill of inflammatory rheumatism.


Mr. and Mrs. George RICHARDS, and Mrs. L. C. SNOW and Miss Fanny SNOW spent Thursday at the home of Mrs. Robert C. CLARK.


A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Herbert A. WHITTAKER Wednesday, January 9. Mrs. CLARK of Central Chapel is caring for the mother and child.


Joe MC GRATH has received word of the death of his brother, H. Augustus MC GRATH, 57, In Florida. Mr. MC GRATH had been in the South but a few weeks. The body is being brought to Owego for interment. Mr. MC GARTH was born and lived all his life in Caroline Center.

The brother and a sister, Miss Mary MC GARTH, are the only near relatives.


FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. GALLAGHER LARGELY ATTENEDED
Slaterville Springs, Jan. 15 - The funeral of Mrs. W. C. GALLAGHER was largely attended Saturday afternoon at the Methodist Church, of which she was the oldest member by age and length of membership. Mrs. GALLAGHER, who was born in Harford, came to this village a bride in 1865. She was always active in church work and when she retired on account of age she was voted an honorary presidency of the Ladies Aid Society. She was also a member of Magnetic Springs Chapter of O. E. S., and was a gold star mother. C. B. VAN BUREN of Ithaca made the prayer at the house and Mrs. O. F. WARREN by request sang "Lead Kindly Light". Rev. J. C. CUMMINS officiated. Among the relatives present from out of town were William GALLAGHER of Dundee, Mrs. C. H. GALLAGHER, Frances and Thurston GALLAGHER of Ithaca and John and Earl MILLER of Apalachin.


The Home Bureau dinner, which was postponed last week, will be held on Saturday, January 19, at 12 o'clock in the dining room of the Methodist Church.


Installation of officers of Magnetic Springs Chapter, O.E.S. will be held Friday evening, January 18. A full attendance is desired. Refreshments will be served.


D. A. CHATFIELD and son Billy spent Sunday in Binghamton.


Mr. and Mrs. Myron Shoemaker, Helen, Etheldred and Marshall Shoemaker of Laceyville and Mrs. Will CAFFERTY of Binghamton were guests Sunday at the Shoemaker home.


Harland CRISPELL fell on the ice recently and hurt one hip. An X-ray disclosed the fact that the hipbone was cracked.


At the Guild business meeting held Thursday at the home of Mrs. Electa HOLLISTER the following officers for the coming year were elected: President, Mrs. A. Z. WATTLES; first vice president, Mrs. Winifred HILDEBRANT; second vice president, Mrs. N. PATERSON; secretary and treasurer, Mrs. Sue C. EARSLEY.


The following officers were installed Saturday evening by Caroline Lodge, 681, F. and A. M.; Lamont SNOW, W.M.; James COOK, S.W.; Clarence GRIFFIN, J.W.; Harry A. Davis, treasurer; Jay PHILLIPS, secretary; Norman PATERSON, chaplain; Fred ATWATER, Sr. D.; Archie KENYON, Jr. D.; Harry CRISPELL, Sr. M.C.; John DUSENBERY, tiler.


Mrs. W. C. GALLAGHER
Funeral services for Mrs. William C. GALLAGHER, who died Tuesday afternoon at their home in Slaterville Springs, will be held at the Methodist-Episcopal Church Slaterville Springs Saturday afternoon, January 12, at 2 o'clock. Mrs. GALLAGHER was one of the best and most highly respected residents of the Town of Caroline.


Hugh A. MCGRATH
Hugh A. MC GRATH, a farmer of the town of Caroline, Tompkins County, died on Tuesday morning, Jan. 8, at Miami, Fla., aged 52 years. He had been there only a short time for his health. His body is expected to arrive in this village tonight and will remain at C. E. VAN BUSKIRK & Son's funeral home in east Front Street until Saturday morning probably when his funeral will be held, at St. Patrick's church. Rev. Frances E. MC CRONE will officiate and the burial will be made in St. Joseph's cemetery in the town of Tioga. Mr. MC GRATH was a son of Hugh and Ann (MONAGHAM) MC GARTH, and was born in the town of Caroline. He was unmarried. He leaves one brother, J. E. MC GARTH, and one sister, Miss Mary E. MC GARTH both of Caroline.


MRS. W. C. GALLAGHER DIES IN 88TH YEAR AT SLATERVILLE HOME
Mrs. Samantha S. GALLAGHER, 87 WIDOW OF Dr. William C. GALLAGHER, died at her home in Slaterville Springs on Tuesday afternoon, January 8.

Mrs. GALLAGHER was born in Harford in 1842, and came to Slaterville with her parents, Henry LYMAN , and Laura Elizabeth (PIERSON) LYMAN in 1865. Her husband, Dr. GALLAGHER, was one of the most prominent physicians of the country for many years and was among the first to discover the value of the mineral water for which Slaterville Springs has attained a reputation. He was chairman of the Tompkins County Board of Supervisors for many years.

Mrs. GALLAGHER is survived by two sons; Lyman of Slaterville Springs, and William of Dundee.

The funeral arrangements will be announced later.


SLATERVILLE SPRINGS

Slaterville Springs, Jan. 10 - Robert Z. SPEED has closed his house here and will spend the winter in Ithaca.


The W.C.T.U. will meet Saturday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Anna JOHNSON.


Charles J. JOHNSON went yesterday to Clifton Springs Sanitarium for observations.


The next meeting of Magnetic Springs Chapter, O. E. S., will be held in Masonic Hall Friday evening, January 18, at which time the officers-elect will be installed.


The Home Bureau dinner which was to have been held Friday noon has been postponed indefinitely.


On Monday, January 14, a cafeteria supper will be served in the social rooms of the Methodist Church, at 6:30 o'clock. The quarterly service will follow the supper. G. C. CONNELL, district superintendent, will conduct the service. Members of the church and congregation are cordially invited.


The Funeral of Mrs. W. C. GALLAGHER will be held at the M. E. Church Saturday at 2 p.m.


The Caroline branch of the Dairymen's League held its annual election of officers and dinner at Grange Hall in this village. Officers elected are as follows: President, Bowne MULKS; secretary Herbert WHITTAKER; treasurer, R. H. HOLLISTER; directors R. L. SPEED, Thomas BURNS and R. H. HOLLISTER; woman delegate, Gladys BURNS. Dinner was followed by a program of recitations by members of the league families, an address by R. LEWIS of the Dairymen's League, musical selections by Rhoda MIDDAUGH and by the MULKS sisters and Thomas BURNS.


1929
SPEEDSVILLE

Speedsville, Jan. 10 - Mrs. Charles LEWIS, who is suffering from a broken arm, is confined to her bed most of the time.


The Guild of St. John's Episcopal Church met at the home of Mrs. William MEEKS, Saturday. Twenty persons were present. The officers elected for the ensuing year were: President, Mrs. Herbert W. WESTFALL; vice president, Mrs. William COMSTOCK; secretary, Miss Jane TOMPKINS; treasurer, Mrs. Clarice M. JONES. The next meeting will be held at the residence of Mrs. Wilson WESTFALL on Saturday, February 2. Dinner will be served at 12:30 o'clock.


Hugh HOBSON is visiting his father and sister at Ellenville.


The condition of Roland ANDREWS, who was injured quite badly at Moravia, is improving.


Mr. ANDREWS was brought to his home in this village recently.


Mrs. Addie WATTIES of Slaterville Springs spent the week-end with her sister, Mrs. Cora MEEKS.


TOMPKINS COUNTY

CAROLINE CENTRE, Jan. 7.- Edith E. SNOW, of Elmira college, returned to school Wednesday.


Mr. and Mrs. Geo. RICHARDS spent last Wednesday at the home of her sister, Mrs. ADAMS, of Halseyville.


Gertrude and Edith NUTALL, pupils at the Candor high school, who spent the holidays at the home of Mrs. And Mrs. Fred NUTALL, have returned to Candor.


Mr. and Mrs. L. C. SNOW, Richard SNOW, and Herbert WHITAKER attended the Dairymen's League meeting at Slaterville Springs Saturday.


The L. A. S. meeting at the home of Mrs. Frank SNOW last Thursday was well attended. The February meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. Charles N. MUNCH.


Elizabeth L. WHITTAKER, 2nd has been spending several days at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Riley S. GOODRICH, of Rawson hollow.


Mr. and Mrs. Arthur T. SNOW and five children, of Trumansburg, were New Year's guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank SNOW.


The annual church meeting will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. A. SNOW on Wednesday evening, Jan 16.


Bertha E. WHITTAKER began her school in the grove district on Jan. 7, after a two weeks vacation.


TO PLAY 'OAK FARM' AT BROOKTONDALE THURSDAY, JAN. 10

Brooktondale, Jan. 8 - The Morris Chapel Dramatic Club will present "Oak Farm," a comedy in three acts, in the Congregational Church Thursday evening, January 10, at 8 o'clock. A cordial invitation is extended to the public.


Mr. and Mrs. W. J. LAWRENCE and family spent New Year's Day in Freeville, the guests of E. H. HEFFRON and Mrs. Florence MASON.


Miss Margaret NUTTALL returned fro DeRuyter, where she visited friends Wednesday night.


Helen LOUNSBERY, who has been spending the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. R. LOUNSBERY, returned Thursday to Brooklyn where she is a student at Pratt Institute.


Mr. and Mrs. Clarence WHEELER spent New Year's in Syracuse, the guests of relatives.


Miss Louise LOUNSBERY, a student at the Cortland Normal, returned to Cortland Wednesday.


Mr. and Mrs. Lewis BREWER spent the week-end with relatives in Horseheads and Elmira.


Miss Arlene NUTTALL returned to Syracuse University Thursday after spending the holidays at their home here.


The Misses Rhoda MIDDAUGH, Helen GERGUSON and Ann ROOT of Slaterville Springs and Misses Helen and Louise LOUNSBERY Of Brooktondale were guests at a house party at the home of Arlene NUTTALL last week-end.


MISS H. M. LYNCH OF CAROLINE CENTER WEDS GEORGE DAVIS

Caroline Centre, April 20 -
Miss Henrietta N. LYNCH, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard LYNCH of Caroline Centre, and George DAVIS, son of Charles DAVIS of Killawog, were married April 17 by Rev. Leslie E. GOULD of Ithaca. The bridal pair were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Charles N. MUNCH of Caroline Centre. Mr. and Mrs. DAVIS will reside on the former's farm at Killawog. A "shower" was given the bride at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles N. MUNCH Wednesday evening. About 30 friends were present. The bride received many beautiful and useful gifts.


Mrs. Dennis RYAN is a patient in the Ithaca Memorial Hospital.


The heavy fall of snow has caused several barns that were in need of repair to collapse.


CAROLINE

Caroline, Jan. 8- L. G. RICH motored to Ithaca Wednesday.


Mr. and Mrs. Richard GAGE and daughter of Danby, and Mr. and Mrs. Judson ROUNSEVILLE of Brooktondale, visited Mr. and Mrs. Norman MIX and Mrs. Esther SHAW Friday.


Charles HEATH was in Ithaca one day recently.


Preston HACKLEY and Mrs. Etta JACKSON, both of Ithaca, recently spent a few days at the home of Mrs. JACKSON'S father, Eugene WILLIAMS.


Mr. and Mrs. J. M. HOAGLAND and Mrs. Clarence TARBOX and daughter motored to Ithaca Thursday.


Miss Helen KEANE of Ithaca, recently visited Miss Theresa SINSKY.


J. M. HOAGLAND and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence TARBOX motored to Ithaca Saturday.


Born, December 31, to Mr. and Mrs. Bradford BAILOR, a son, Charles Bradford.


S. P. WEBB, who has been spending a few days at the home of his sister, Mrs. Lemuel VANDYKE, has returned to his work in Ithaca.


Mrs. And Mrs. William Bailer of Scranton, Pa., were recent guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bradford BAILOR.


Miss Lucina VANDYKE has returned to Cortland, where she is attending school.


TOMPKINS COUNTY

Caroline Centre, May 20 - Bertha E. WHITTAKER has hired to teach the Rawson Hollow School next year.


Helen T. YAPLE has hired to teach the Caroline Centre school next year.


John VANBUREN, of Ithaca is seriously ill. Mr. VANBUREN has at home at Caroline Centre.


R. J. LYNCH and family motored to Killawog on Sunday to the home of their daughter, Mrs. Charles DAVIS.


Mr. and Mrs. Herbert WHITAKER and children spent a day recently at the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Riley GOODRICH, of Rawson hollow.


Mrs. And Mrs. Maurice LYNCH have bought the HILDEBRANT house and lot in the Centre, of the estate of Alice LYNCH.


Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. LYNCH have bought the farm, where they have lived the last ten years, of the estate of George B. LYNCH.


Mr. and Mrs. Lamont C. SNOW attended the funeral of the late Theodore A. DAVIS, of Utica, at Slaterville Springs Friday afternoon.


H. A. WHITAKER and Berta E. WHITAKER attended Eastern Star, at Slaterville Springs Friday evening.


Word has been received of the death of Rodney GALLAGHER, eldest son of William and Fanny BOYER GALLAGHER.


1930
Newspaper Clippings from copies taken from a scrapbook

TOMPKINS COUNTY

Caroline Centre, Dec. 1. Florence and Helen YAPLES are Thanksgiving day guests of Sylvia MC WHORTER, of Candor.


Mr. and Mrs. Arthur L. RICHARDS and six children, of Candor, spent Thursday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George RICHARDS.


Mr. and Mrs. Riley S. GOODRICH, of Rawson hollow, spent Thanksgiving at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Herbert WHITAKER.


Edith E. SNOW, of Elmira; Mr. and Mrs. Frank SNOW, Fanny L. SNOW and Mrs. Robert C. CLARK, of Caroline Centre, spent the holiday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lamont C. SNOW.


Mr. and Mrs. Ransom RICH, Mr. and Mrs. Richard LYNCH and Mary LYNCH spent Thanksgiving day in Killawog at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George M. DAVIS.


Bernice MUNCH, of Ithaca, was at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Peter MUNCH for the holiday week-end.


Mrs. Ella E. RICHARDS, of Ithaca, was home for the week-end.


CAROLINE CENTRE

Caroline Centre, July 31 - Lamont SNOW attended the funeral of William J. SHAVER of Freeville, Tuesday afternoon.


The descendants of Captain David RICH, Ransom RICH and Orrin RICH had a family gathering at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ransom RICH on Sunday, July 20.


Miss Sylvia MC WHORTER of Candor is a guest at the home of her cousin, Miss Florence YAPLE.


The Ladies Aid Society will hold its annual picnic at the home of the president, Mrs. Richard LYNCH, on Thursday August 6, in the afternoon Supper will be served at 5 o'clock.


Mr. and Mrs. F. A. SNOW, Fanny, Edith and Richard SNOW and Mr. and Mrs. L.C.SNOW were Sunday guests at the home of Mrs R. C. CLARK.


Miss Mabel MARTIN of Newark, N. J., spent Monday at the home of F. A. SNOW.


SPEEDSVILLE

April 8. Married on Saturday, Charles E. PARKER and Mrs. RUSSELL. Congratulations.


Mary ROBINSON called Sunday at Dennis GRAY'S and found Mrs. GRAY ill and in bed. Mrs. Charles GRAY was helping care for her.


Mrs. ELLIS and two lady friends, of Owego, were callers on Mr. and Mrs. EIGHMEY recently.


Mr. and Mrs. Amos HART, of Forest Home were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. George LIDDINGTON.


Only 14 people attended the guild at grange hall Saturday as so many are ill with colds.


Effie STINARD, of Endicott, is a guest of S. S. STINARD and Mrs. Herbert WESTFALL, who is ill.


Mr. and Mrs. Edward HYDE and two children, of Owego, were week-end guests of William HYDE'S.


George LEGG and family called at Mrs. OSBURN'S Sunday, while on their way to Owego.


Mrs. Herbert WESTFALL is ill with sinus trouble. We hope she will soon recover.


It is rumored Isaac BAKER is moving to the YOUNG farm near Jenksville.


TOMPKINS COUNTY

Caroline Centre, April 8
Mrs. Arthur T. SNOW and ______ Helen SNOW, of Trumansburg ____ed Sunday to the home of ___ Mr. F.A. SNOW.


Mrs. Oliver C. HAYNE, who spent the winter in East Rochester, has returned to her home.


Elizabeth L. WHITAKER, 2nd is visiting at the home of her aunt, Mrs. William NEEDHAM, at Neward Valley.


David MULHOLLAND is serving as one of the jurors at the term of supreme court in Ithaca.


Mrs. BAKER, of Plymouth, Ind., has come to visit her grandfather, Andrew FORMAN, on the farm.


Mrs. Frank S. YAPLE has the grip.


There is no school this week because of the illness of the teacher's mother.


Maurice LYNCH is working on the state road this season.


Thomas MARONEY IS WORKING ON THE New York telephone company line. They have strung new wires through Caroline Centre.


Mr. and Mrs. Fred MEIER, of Ithaca, were Sunday guests at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Charles N. MUNCH.


THIS DAY IN ITHACA'S HISTORY

January 9, 1880 - 40 years ago

  • We have had the mildest and pleasantest sort of Indian summer since the opening of 1880.

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  • Vennor's cold wave was due today but didn't arrive. At noon the mercury stood at 52.

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  • Football has been revived on the hill; Who ever heard of such a thing in January.

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  • The performance given last evening by the Williams Co., was considerably marred by the mulishness of one of the members who refused to "go on." In consequence the good sized audience was cut short without the worth of their money.

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  • A missionary meeting was held at the residence of Mr. A. B. DANA of Cayuga street yesterday afternoon, under the supervision of Mrs. STRYKER.

January 9, 1900 - 20 years ago

  • A large audience greeted the WILBURS at their performance of "Fra Diavolo" at the Lyceum last evening. The living pictures were an attractive feature. Between the acts of the opera some vaudeville specialities were enjoyed. Tonight's bill is the "The Black Hussar."

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  • The following facts on early local history were taken from a pamphlet published in 1852 and entitled: Ithaca as it was and Ithaca As It Is."

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    • Tompkins County was originally a part of Onondaga, Cayuga and Seneca counties. It was set off by itself in 1817. It took the first settlers 19 days to come with their families to this valley from Owego a distance of 19 miles.

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    • The first frame house was erected in Ithaca in 1800 by Aram MARKLE. David QUIGG opened the first regular store and supplied the trade to the settlers for many miles around this locality and as far as Tioga Point. He shipped wheat to Owego by horses and down the Susquehanna River to Baltimore. He sent cattle to Philadelphia.

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    • The post office was established in Ithaca in 1804 with Richard W. PELTON as postmaster. Ithaca then had 12 houses, six being frame buildings.

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    • The first town meeting held to elect officers was in 1821. Nathan HERRICK defeated William T. SHOUTHWORTH for supervisor by a majority of 125 votes.

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    • The first religious society (Presbyterian) was organized in 1805. It had seven members.

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    • A public library was begun in 1806 and contained books that cost $300.

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    • In 1815 a small newspaper was established by Jonathan INGERSOLL. Ebenezer MACK afterward purchased the plant.

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    • The first church erected I Ithaca was in 1817 (Presbyterian). The first methodist chapel was erected in 1820, and the first Baptist in 1830.

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    • A branch of the Newburg bank was established in Ithaca in 1819. The Ithaca bank was incorporated in 1829. The Tompkins County Bank was chartered in 1836, and the Merchants' and Farmers' Bank 181839 with Josiah B. WILLIAMS president and Charles E. HARDY cashier.

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    • A deer and wolf hunting club was organized in 1823.

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    • A plank road was laid from Ithaca to Newfield at a cost of $15, 242, a distance of eight miles, and in 1852 its tolls were $1, 695.

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    • The Ithaca Gas Company erected its gas plant in 1852 and laid four miles of pipes or mains.

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    • Mount Ionia Cemetery is now known as The City Cemetery.

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CAROLINE CENTER

Caroline Centre, MAY 4 - Lamont C. SNOW left Monday for New York City, where he is attending the 147th annual meeting of the F. & A. M. Grand Lodge.


Cecil and Stanley SHEPHARDSON of West Point are visiting at the home of their father, Thomas SHEPHARDSON.


School District No. 17 elected the following officers; Trustee, P. Alfred MUNCH; clerk, Lamont C. SNOW; collector-treasurer, Mary WESTFALL. The Patch District elected the following officers; Trustee Arthur AMERING; clerk, Joseph MCGRATH; collector-treasurer, Frank MAYNARD. The Snow Hill School elected the following officers; Trustee, William SHEPHARDSON; clerk, Mrs. William SHEPHARDSON; collector-treasurer, Cleotus FORMAN.


Henrietta LYNCH is ill.


CAROLINE CENTRE

Caroline Centre, Feb. 18, 1928
George B. MC LYNCH was taken to Ithaca Memorial Hospital Thursday afternoon for treatment.


H. A. WHITTAKER, R. G. WHITTAKER, Bertha WHITTAKER and Helen YAPLE attended Farm and home Week at Cornell University Friday.


Edith E. SNOW, Elmira '29, attended Farm and Home Week at Cornell Wednesday.


Mr.a nd Mrs. Riley S. GOODRICH of Rawson Hollow spent Thursday at the home of Mrs. H. A. WHITTAKER.


George RICHARDS has received word of the death of his sister Mrs. ADAMS, of California.


DEATHS AND FUNERALS

Mrs. Helen H. WHITTAKER
 
Mrs. Helen H. WHITTAKER, 81 died on Wednesday, June 13, at her home in Caroline Centre. She was the widow of Richard WHITTAKER.

The funeral will be held at 1:30 o'clock on Friday afternoon, June 15, at the home. Interment will be at Caroline Centre.

Lester D. MALLORY
 
Lester D. MALLORY, 71 life-long resident of Dryden, died early on Wednesday morning, June 13, at his home of complications. The funeral will be held at 1 o'clock on Friday afternoon, June 15, at the Presbyterian church in Dryden. Interment will be in Green Hills Cemetery. He is survived by one daughter Mrs. Robert E. NEWCOMBE of Cortland, and three grandchildren. Mr. MALLORY was an attorney to Dryden for several years.

The bearers will be business associates of Mr. MALLORY; Lee TRIPP, John NORO, Bert WEST and Joseph LITTLE.

MRS. JENNIE M. JANSEN
 
Mrs. Jennie M. JANSEN, 56, of 813 North Aurora Streets, died at 5 o'clock this morning. The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, June 16, at the Gilbert undertaking parlors. 12? East Buffalo Street. Rev. W. H. Powers will officiate. Interment will be in West Slaterville.

She is survived by her husband J. D. JANSEN; one son, John F. of Oneonta; one daughter, Mrs. James DRAKE Jr., of Bath; one brother Fred FRITTS of Ithaca, and three sisters, Mrs. Mabel NIPPER OF Ithaca, Mrs. Mary JONES of Speedsville and Mrs. Viola BRANT of Wilmington, Del.

Mrs. JANSEN was a member of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, the W.C.T.U. and the Order of the Eastern Star.


1911
Caroline Centre

June 12 Mr. and Mrs. Riley GOODRICH and daughter Bernice, and Mrs. VAN IDERSTINE, of Rawson hollow, were Sunday guests of the former's daughter, Mrs. Herbert A. WHITTAKER.


Mr. SNYDER, of Adrian, Mich., has joined his son here.


Mr. and Mrs. Rawson RICH, of Caroline spent Sunday at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Richard LYNCH.


Prayer meeting will be held Thursday evenings at the M. E. church.


Death of John DAVIS
John DAVIS died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John H. BRINK, Sunday June 11, in the 71st year of his age. Mr. DAVIS had been ill since last August with a complication of diseases that had partly confined him to his bed. Mr. DAVIS was a member of Slaterville Lodge, F. and A.M.; also a member of the G. A. R. He enlisted in the 137th N.Y. volunteers. The company of which he was a member had 80 men enrolled, who were from the town of Caroline. Mr. DAVIS was in many notable battles of the civil war, among which was the battle of Gettysburg. He was most kind hearted and always did his best to promote the welfare of the community in which he lived.  He is survived by his wife, who was Albertine CLARK and one daughter, Mr. J.L. BRINK, of this place; five grandchildren, two brothers, Charles DAVIS, of Slaterville Springs, and Theodore DAVIS, of N. Y. state, and one sister, Mrs. VAN VALKENBURG, of Philadelphia. The funeral will be held Tuesday.


CAROLINE CENTRE - MARCH 20

George MARICLE expects to work this season for Frank SNOW, beginning April 1st.


John DAVIS, who has been in poor health since August last, remains about the same.


Leroy SNYDER, of Adrian, Mich., who has purchased the late Lyman ELLIS farm, for $800, has taken possession.


Herbert WHITTAKER is drawing telephone poles, preparatory to having an Independent phone installed in his home.


William RICH, of Dryden, who has purchased the home farm of Frank CURTIS, is moving some of his personal property.


Messrs. Teeodore (Probably, Theodore) EIGHMEY, William LIDINGTON, john DECKER, and Lamont C. SNOW are appointed election inspectors for District No. 1.


Richard WHITTTAKER, who has been spending the past two months in Manchester, England, arrived home via White Star Line to Portland, Maine then by railway to New York City, etc. During the voyage home they encountered a severe storm. There were one thousand passengers on the steamer, many of whom were bound for the northwestern part of Canada.


"CAROLINE GIRLS" MEET AT FREEVILLE FOR 20th REUNION - page hand dated 1929

Slaterville Springs, July 22 - The 20th annual Caroline Girls' reunion was held at Hotel Shaver, Freeville, Thursday, July 18. About 40 members from Ithaca, Cortland, Candor, Lisle, Dryden, Caroline, Slaterville and Freeville were present. Mrs. Orva HASKINS SMITH presided in the pleasing manner. Roll call was responded to with readings, poems, quotations and letters from absent members. Resolutions of sympathy upon the death of Mrs. S. E. WINCHELL and Mrs. Rose SMITH were ordered placed upon the minutes. A letter from Ernest WINCHELL in memory of his wife was read and a picture of her presented by him to the organization. Election of officers made no changes excepting the election of Mrs. Orva HASKINS SMITH as president and Mrs. Martha WHITELEY general flower committee chairman. Hotel Shaver was voted the meeting place for next year. A terrific thunder shower caused the visiting hour to be extended until later.


TOMPKINS COUNTY

Caroline Centre, Sept 18 - Mr. and Mrs. Eugene PHILLIPS and son, of Owego, motored Sunday afternoon to the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. George L. RICHARDS.


Riley S. GOODRICH, of the Newark Valley high school was home for the week-end.


Mrs. Wilson WESTFALL spent Monday afternoon at the home of her cousin, Mrs. Robert C. CLARK.


Mr. and Mrs. Williams CLARK, of Cold Springs called on their cousins, the SNOW families Friday afternoon.


Edith SNOW spent the week-end at the home of Janet JENNINGS, of Candor.


Sophia MUNCH, OF Rutherford, N. J. is visiting at the home of her brother, Peter MUNCH.


Mr. and Mrs. Tank and sister, of Wisconsin, who are motoring in the east, were at the homes of their cousins, Ransom RICH and Mrs. Richard LYNCH Sunday.


The Wisconsin people accompanied by Mr. RICH, motored to the former home of the RICH family at Caroline Centre, now known as the FORMAN farm. They also visited the family burial ground of the RICH and PRESTON families on the FORMAN farm.


Mrs. Charles DAVIS and friend, of Killawog, spent last Thursday at the home of her niece, Mrs. R. J. LYNCH.


Allen D. PRESTON, of Breesport, was ___ his farm here Sunday.


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