Allegany Co. Reporter - Steuben items - This & That pg 2

Steuben County items
mentioned in the
Allegany County Reporter
Wellsville, Allegany Co., NY

Steuben Co., NY GenWeb Page

This & That


The abstracts below are in their entirety!   I can not be of any further assistance on any of these surnames/families.  What you see is ALL there is!  I also can not make photostatic copies of these items!

Allegany County is located on Steuben County's western border. I live in the south eastern part of Allegany County with the Steuben County (West Union) border less than a mile away from my home.

Abstracted by Judy Allen Cwiklinski - Steuben Co., NY GenWeb coordinator.
Commercial use prohibited.  All right's reserved.

Thurs, Oct. 3, 1889

Died: KRUSEN - In Greenwood, NY, Sept 24th, 1889 of dysentery, Charity, wife of Francis Krusen, deceased, in the 77th year of her age. She left six children. A kind neighbor, a loving mother, and a earnest christian, she will be greatly missed.

Thurs, Nov. 21, 1889

A Coudersport Girl Takes too Much Morphine. Was It Suicide?

A young woman, going by the name of Bertha Wood, and whose relatives are said to reside at Coudersport, Pa., died in Hornellsville last night from an overdose of morphine. The coroner will investigate, as its thought to be a case of suicide. The girl came from Jamestown some time ago and is reported to have been an inmate of several of Hornellsville's disreputable houses. (*note as this paper was a weekly compilation of the Daily reporter the day of death may not be the one suggested)

Thurs, Nov. 28, 1889

A Lawyer Married

Word has been received of the marriage at Hornellsville on Monday, Nov. 25th, 1889, of D.A. Stebbins, Esq, of Almond, and Miss Mate S. McChesney, of Rathbonesville, NY, the Rev. E.H. Lattimer, officiating. Mr. Stebbins is a rising young lawyer, a hustling Republican and deserves all the happiness he has secured. THE REPORTER extends congratulations.

Thurs, Jan. 9, 1890

Married - At the home of the bride's parents, Dec. 28, 1889, by Rev. E.P. Hubbell, Mr. Charles A. Ludlaw, of Hornellsville, NY and Miss Addie McClay, of Wellsville, NY

Thurs, Jan. 30, 1890

Happily Wedded

Mr. H. A. Briggs of this city (Wellsville-JAC) and Miss Ziba Walker of Addison were married at the home of the bride's parents in Addison on Wednesday Jan. 22. Mr. Briggs has been employed at Conter's harness shop for sometime and boarded at Chas. Merker's. When Mr. Briggs returned with his bride Monday evening, the city band, of which he is a member, promptly tendered him a serenade. The evening passed pleasantly, Mr. Lane furnished the company with vocal selections, and all wished the happy couple a prosperous journey through life. Mr. and Mrs. Briggs will reside in Wellsville.

Thurs, Feb. 13, 1890

Married:   In Andover, on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1890, by Rev. Lucius Davis, Mr. Curtiss F. Mattison, of Andover, and Miss Amelia H. Warrin <sic.>of Greenwood.

Thurs, Feb. 13, 1890

Married:  In Andover, on Saturday, Feb. 1, 1890 by Rev. G.W. Gibson, Mr. Edward M. Scribner, of Houghton, N.Y. and Miss Brosia M. Barnard, of Jasper, N.Y.

Thurs, Feb. 13, 1890

Married:  In Andover, Feb. 2, 1890, by Rev. G.W. Gibson, Wm. P. Sly and Miss Hattie L. Husted, both of Woodhull, N.Y.

Thurs, Feb. 13, 1890

Surrogates Court - Edward Rutherford, Clerk of the Surrogates court.

Feb. 4th - In re Samuel S. Dennis, late of West Almond, N.Y., deceased. Letters of administration issued to Dwight S. Dennis, a son of Hornellsville.

Thurs, Feb. 20, 1890


Hornellsville, NY - Feb. 16, -- Rev. James M. Early for eleven year priest of St. Ann's parish in this city, died at the parochial residence at 4. p.m. today of heart failure. He was greatly beloved by his parishioners, and had spent thousands of dollars in building up the church property. His remains will lie in state in the church from Tuesday morning till 10 a.m. Thursday, at which time the funeral will take place. Bishop Ryan and the clergy of the surrounding towns will be present. Rev. Father Kean, the dead priest's assistant, will control the affairs of the church until the bishop makes an appointment.

Thurs, Mar. 13, 1890

Another Victim of the Cars
Mrs. James Parker caught by a Wild-Cat Freight and Instantly Killed.

Mrs. James Parker was stuck by a wild cat at the State street crossing Sunday evening and instantly killed.

James Parker removed from Hallsport sometime last fall with his wife and 9 year old son, taking charge of the Fassett House livery and residing in the "Hod." Jones house on Broad street, Mrs. Parker had frequently made visits to Mrs. E.M. Fulmer's on Pearl Street where her cousin, Mr. Fulmer has been seriously ill, and Sunday evening Mrs. Parker told her husband she was going up there, so when Mr. Parker returned from the livery at 10 o'clock last evening he retired, thinking his wife was at Fulmer's. As it afterwards transpired, Mrs. Parker after writing a letter had started for the livery about nine o'clock, to return with her husband. She had been troubled with severe headaches and walking out of doors was the only relief. She had a heavy woolen shawl over her head and not hearing the approach of the freight, was struck when crossing the track at State street and instantly killed. The remains were found by Jerry Linehan, fireman on the pusher, about eleven o'clock and removed to Rauber's undertaking rooms, Monday. Mr. Parker hearing that some one had been killed stepped into the undertaking room and recognized his wife's hat. It was a sad and startling discovery and Mr. Parker could not control his feelings.

Mrs. Parker nee Elizabeth Silvernail was about 34 years of age. She was born in Bradford, Steuben county and married James Parker fourteen years ago. She leaves a husband and one son. The remains will be taken to Hallsport and buried beside of her two daughters.

It was learned later that the engineer of the west bound wild-cat, which passed through here at 9:15 last night saw a woman crossing the track just in front of the engine but supposed she crossed in safety. When oiling up at Belvidere he discovered blood on the engine. This was probably the unlucky train that stuck the unfortunate woman.

Thurs, June 6, 1890

Small Pox at Dansville.

Young John Kershner, son of Matthias Kershner, of Dansville, died of smallpox Sunday night. It was at his home that the first victim of the disease there died two weeks ago. It is not thought that the disease will spread through the community. Wayland and Mt. Morris have established a quarantine against Dansville.

Thurs, Oct. 16, 1890

"Billy" Maxwell Dead.

William Maxwell, of Elmira, died at the Soldier's Home at Bath, Friday after an illness that covered a period of several months. There are few people in this country a few years ago, who will not remember "Billy" Maxwell as one of the remarkable recruits who enlisted and served so faithfully under the "blue ribbon" banner. Maxwell belonged to one of Elmira's oldest families and served with credit as a soldier during the war. His life has been as varied as his work was brilliant. No man ever fought a besetting sin with more heroic courage than he. He was connected with newspaper work in Elmira in the years gone by and his friends were numbered by the list of his acquaintances.

Thurs, Oct. 23, 1890

Death of Thomas Warner

Thomas Warner, of Cohocton, one of the most prominent men of the county, died at his home Thursday morning, and was buried last Saturday. He was a man of great ability, and was held in the highest regard. Unfortunate financial complications troubled him towards the last, but he was getting the best of them (Corning Democrat for Alleg. Co. Reporter)

Thurs, Oct. 23, 1890

--The trial of Emmet Crane for the murder of Mrs. Jane Perry of Addison was commenced at Bath Monday. Insanity will be the defense.

Thurs, Oct. 30, 1890

--Hornellsville is undergoing a general renovation. The saloons have been closed on Sunday, and now the soiled doves are being hauled before the Recorder and fined to the tune of $25 to $75 each. Great is reform.

Thurs, Jan. 29, 1891 - This was out of order and overlooked since last upload

Miss May WILLETTS, daughter of Edward WILLETTS, of Hornellsville was married to Milo B. VANDUSEN at Christ Church in (Hornellsville) that city Tuesday eve. The newly weeded couple left at once for New York City where they take up a permanent residence.

Thurs, Feb. 19, 1891

Steuben County Excise Results

The result on license at the town meetings just held in Steuben county is as follows from those where the vote has been taken:

For license - Addison, Avoca, Bath, Dansville, Hornellsville, Urbana and Wayland

For no-license - Campbell, Canisteo, Cohocton, Greenwood, Hartsville, Howard, Jasper, Prattsburg, Pulteney, Wheeler and Woodhull.

Thurs, Feb. 19, 1891

Died: ROGERS -- In Greenwood, N.Y., Feb. 13, 1891, of liver and cancerous difficulty, John Rogers, aged 69 years, 3 months and 8 days. The nature of the disease caused intense sufferings and he was glad when the end came. He had been a resident of the community in which he died for a long time and was a very successful farmer, being a hard working man from his youth and we were told has left all the members of his family in comfortable circumstances. His funeral was held at his late residence Feb. 15, a very large congregation being in attendance. He will be much missed by his family and the community. A wife and five children and a large circle of other relatives mourn his loss.

Thurs, Mar. 5, 1891

Found Dead
A Hornellsville Bartender Dead and His Body Shows Violence

Hornellsville, Feb. 28 -- John Scott, a bartender of a low dive on Loder street, was found dead about a mile south of this last night. His feet and other parts of the body showed marks of violence. He has been drinking heavily and had been suffering from deliriums tremens, imagining some one was about to kill him. Coroner Hubbard has taken charge of the body and will hold an inquest.

Thurs, Apr. 16, 1891

Married: ATKINS-FANTON - In Independence, NY (Allegany Co-JAC), April 12th, 1891, by Eld. J. Kenyon, at his residence, Spurgeon W. ATKINS, of Greenwood, NY and Miss Lena FANTON of Willing, NY.

Thurs, May 28, 1891


Charles Warner, of Hornellsville, a boy about sixteen years of age was killed by the cars early sunday morning at Canaseraga. With some other boys, he had caught a ride on one of the early freights on the Buffalo division and was riding between the cars. Just as the train neared. Canaseraga, a sudden lurch threw him beneath the wheels and he was instantly killed. His head was horribly cut and mangled.

Thurs, June 4, 1891

Married: DEALY-MANNING - The marriage of Eugene Dealy and Miss Ella Manning, both of Hornellsville, was solemnized at the church of Immaculate Conception Wednesday.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. J.J. Dealy, of Buffalo, a brother of the bridegroom, assisted by Rev. H.M. Leddy. Mr. Dealy for many years resided in Wellsville until he became engaged in business in Hornellsville, where he met the accomplished lady who this morning became his bride. They are a very popular couple and have hosts of friends both in Hornellsville and Wellsville. Last evening a family reunion and reception was held at the homestead on Ford's Brook to which a large number of relatives and friends was invited, Congratulations are extended to the newly wedded couple by large numbers of friends in which "The Reporter" joins. Mr. and Mrs. Dealy will take up their residence in Hornellsville.

Thurs, Aug. 18, 1891


Two brothers named Gaffe who had been in this city for some time past selling oil paintings, and had been boarding at Henry Schlisselman's on Loder street, left suddenly without settling their board bill. Complaint was made at police headquarters and steps were taken to overhaul the peddlers. Monday morning Chief Murray received a message from Deputy Sheriff Nobles of Wellsville informing him that he had the men in custody. Deputy Sheriff VanDusen was sent on train 29 to bring them back. -- Hornellsville Press - copied by the Allegany Co. Reporter

Thurs, Aug. 20, 1891

Death of Mrs. Brundage

Mrs. Clara Brundage of Bath, died at her home on Wednesday morning Aug. 12th. Mrs. Brundage was the wife of the late Assemblyman, Grattan H. Brundage of the first Assembly district of Steuben, whose death occurred at Albany last spring. The daughter, Miss Carrie, alone remains of a family of four scarcely six months ago.

Thurs, Sept. 3, 1891

Arrested at the Fair Grounds

Ed O'Donnell, of Hornellsville, and another man whose name was not learned were arrested this afternoon for selling beer and whiskey on the fairgrounds. They were arraigned before Justice Whitwood, for examination.

Thurs, Sept. 3, 1891

Death of an Alfred Center Lady

Mrs. Lucy Maria Cottrell, wife of Rev. L.M. Cottrell, of Alfred Center, and mother of Dr. M.B. Cottrell, of Hornellsville, died suddenly at Westerly, R.I., Saturday of heart failure. She was at Westerly, in company with a number of Alfred people in attendance at the Seventh day Baptist Conference. She was 75 years of age. The remains were taken to Alfred last evening where the funeral was held Monday. Accompanying them were the husband, Rev. Mr. Cottrell, the son, Dr. Cottrell and two nephews, Edgar and Arthur Cottrell.

Thurs, Sept. 10, 1891

Herman E. Buck, of Canisteo, as nominated for the Assembly in the second Steuben district convention which was held at Addison on Saturday. The Senatorial delegates were instructed for F.D. Sherwood.

Thurs, Sept. 10, 1891

Miss Helen B. Finch, of Hill street, goes this morning to accept a position with the Empire Novelty Company of Wellsville.  (Hornellsville Times copied by the Allegany Co. Reporter)

Thurs, Sept. 17, 1891

DEALEY-- Michael, brother of John Dealey of this city (Wellsville -JAC) died at his home in Hornellsville on Saturday of Asthma of which he has been a sufferer for the past three years. Mr. Dealey was 62 years of age and left a wife and nine children. Some twenty-five relatives and friends from here attended the funeral at Hornellsville Monday morning.

Thurs, Oct. 1, 1891

Miscellaneous item - As to Horses' ages

A horse jockey will never fool you if you paste this in your hat: After a horse is 9 years old a wrinkle comes on the eye-lid, at the upper corner of the lower lid, and every year thereafter he has one well-defined wrinkle for each year of his age over 9. If, for instance, a horse has three wrinkles, he is 12, if four, 13. Add the number of wrinkles to nine and you will always get at it.

Thurs, Oct. 8, 1891

Arrested for Forgery

John M. Kilsen, of Canisteo, was before Judge Whitwood yesterday charged with forgery in the 2nd degree, by Dr. F.H. Ellsworth, of whom Kilsen had disposed of an alleged fraudulently endorsed note. The prisoner was held for the Grand Jury and today was admitted to bail by Judge Norton.

Thurs, Dec. 3, 1891

Days of Slavery in Steuben Recalled.

Harvy Lucas, a native free born citizen of Bath, died on Thursday, Nov, 19th, 1891 at Butte, Montana, and was buried in his native village on Tuesday last. He was the son of Harry Lucas, and Lucinda his wife where were slaves of Capt. Wm. Helm, who was brought by him from Niagara in 1893. Lucas and wife and five children in the spring of 1818 were taken by Helm to Olean for shipment to Kentucky to be sold. A rescuing party at Olean liberated them all except two children who were taken off and disposed of. Harvy and family returned to Bath and it seems by the records that on the 18th of June, 1818, Harvy was sold on execution by the sheriff of Steuben county , to Gen. G.S. Haight for $120 and was soon after made free. Harvy was born in 1823 a freeman, received a fair education and for a long time was a leading barber of this village. His wife dying some years ago, he sold out his business and took up his residence with his son in Montana. "Bath Plaindealer" copied by the Allegany Co. Reporter

Thurs, Dec. 24, 1891

Truth Stranger than Fiction.

A strange fatality seems to have followed the family of the late Robert Slate. His eldest son James was killed in the war. His second son, John C. was shot in the lung and carried the bullet for sixteen years when he threw it out in a fit of coughing. Besides this he was wounded in the leg and since been a cripple, and today is obliged to wheel himself in a cart of his own construction because his useless limbs. Some twenty years ago Mrs. Slade was bitten by a mad    *    which she was trying to remove from a red hot stove where it leaped from its madness, and this wound was a source of much trial as long as she lived. Last spring she was found dead standing by the side of her bed by some neighbors, she having lived alone since the death of Mr. Slate, which occurred some years ago. The last member of the family to be marked by the fatality was Mrs. C.N. Pease, who was killed at Kalamazoo Michigan, last week. It si seldom that a single family is dealt with so harshly as this. "Dansville Express" copied by the Allegany Co. Reporter

* space is blank as shown - minus the star, I personally have no idea what she was bitten by - a hot coal?...- JAC

Thurs, Dec. 24, 1891

Mrs. Welcome Browning Dead.
(from the daily of Friday) sic-JAC

Mrs. Welcome Browning of Scio, (Allegany Co.-JAC) aged 77 years, died early Wednesday morning after a week's gradual failure from a sudden strike of apoplexy. She was buried at Scio today, the funeral services being conducted by the Pastor of the M.E. Church, the Rev. J.A. Gardiner assisted by the Rev. F.W. Beecher, of Wellsville.

Mrs. Browning's children were all present, Mr. Horace Browning, Mrs. Davis of Belmont, and Mrs. Browning of New London, Conn. Mr. and Mrs. Olin Browning, and Mr. and Mrs. John Browning of Canisteo and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Duke were also present.

Thurs, Dec. 24, 1891

Gold at Canisteo

Canisteo is broken out all over again with a gold mine excitement. An old California miner is prospecting and has dug up on Co. Bill's creek several loose ends of the gilt edge bowels of the earth. Gold is getting to be a drug in the market and the farmers around Gravel Run school house are using the native ore to bank up their houses with. That's what the rumor says. "Hornellsville Times" copied by the Allegany Co. Reporter

Thurs, Jan. 7, 1892

Has Become a County Charge.

Bath, NY - Jan. 5 -- Christian Young an old and prominent resident of Wayland, has become an inmate of the Steuben county poorhouse. A few years ago he had a competency, and he entrusted it all to the keeping of the late Hon. Lester B. Faulkner of Dansville. When the Faulkner bank in that place was wrecked Christian Young's fortune was swept away with it. He has struggled to make a living since, but has been obliged by age and infirmity to become a public pauper. He is one of the last of the old stage coach drivers of Western New York.

Thurs, Jan. 21, 1892

Married - GREEN-BROWN - In West Union, N.Y. Jan. 12, 1892, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. I.B. Brown by Elder J. Kenyon, Floyd L. GREEN of Independence, NY and Miss Ora A. BROWN of West Union.

Thurs, Jan. 28, 1892

Ethelinda L.S. Willsop, who for seventy years has been a servant in the Cook family at Bath, died at the residence of Edwin C. Cook of that city last Wednesday. She was purchased when a child by the grandfather of Mr. Cook. For over a year she had been blind and although her age was not known she was supposed to be about eighty one.

Thurs, Feb. 11, 1892

A Chicken Case

Police Justice Torrey on Monday decided his famous chicken suit in favor of G.C. Latta, of Hornellsville. It seems from the facts sworn to that sometime ago, Latta let Otto Beever have a couple of Heathwood game hens to keep for him. Latta was to have two settings of eggs. The eggs were not forthcoming, neither were the hens when he wanted them, so he complained to Justice Torrey that the official gave Officer Sweeney a search warrant. the birds were found in Wm. Beever's barn and were given into the tender care of the officer till the case could be decided. His Honor, after hearing the testimony gave the fighters to Mr. Latta and that individual is now happy.

Thurs, Feb. 11, 1892

Becomes a Benedict.

The many friends and well wishers of Mr. Sam. W. UPHAM will be interested to learn that this gentleman has joined the "majority' and on Monday evening, Feb. 1st, was united in marriage at St. Thomas's rectory, Bath, to miss Lena D. FAULKNER, of that city. The ceremony was performed by Rev. S.B. Sanderson in the presence of relatives and a few intimate friends. Congratulations are in order and are heartily given.

Thurs, Feb. 25, 1892

Sudden Death of a Prominent Physician

Dr. D.F. Cridler, of Hornellsville, died suddenly at the residence of a patient, Thursday afternoon, whom he was summoned to visit.   The "Times" says Dr. Cridler had driven yesterday to Rogersville to see an uncle, and on returning was summoned to see Mrs. F.J. Amidon of Oak street. While there he was suddenly ill and almost immediately expired. His friends were notified at once and his remains were removed to his residence on Hill street.   His death was caused by a complication of heart and lung difficulties, which he has repeatedly said he believed would be the cause of his final illness.  D.F. Cridler was born in Dansville, Steuben county, November 13, 1837. He took an academic course at Rogersville Seminary and a collegiate course at Ann Arbor, Mich., graduating in the class of 1863-64. He began the practice of medicine at once in Hornellsville where he has had deservedly a very extensive practice and established for himself a place in the front rank of physicians in this section of the state. During his practice he was associated with the late Drs. L.A. Ward and C.D. Robinson.  Dr. Cridler was a man of great force of character. His energy through quiet was irresistible and any movement to which he lent his aid was assured of the power that accompanies a high order of executive ability and of the wonderful strength of a commanding personality. He was known to his most intimate acquaintances as a man of culture and wide information upon a great range of subjects.   He has been for years a power in the politics of this city. He was a prominent Mason, being a member of the Lodge No. 331, Steuben Chapter No. 101, and DeMolay Commandery No. 22 Knights Templar.  He leaves a wife and one daughter, Mrs. Clarence(?) Wiggins. (Note - There was a black streak through the daughter's name - may not be correct - Judy)

Thurs, Mar. 10, 1892

Mr. LaRue wants Justice.

He Also wants damages claimed to be $375,000 for False imprisonment and Libelous Articles Published.

Mr. Henry B. LaRue of Hornellsville who, about a year ago was arrested at Elmira and locked up as a lunatic, and then committed to the State asylum at Willard, where he remained for fifty-two days before he was released began suits for damages against his abductors for $250,000, and against the Elmira Sunday "Telegram" and Elmira "Gazette" for commenting upon the facts for $125,000.

The Rochester "Democrat and Chronicle" says that:

Since his release from the asylum Mr. LaRue has been carefully investigating the motives which led to his arrest.   He charges that an attempt was made at Hornellsville to procure a decision that he was insage for the purpose of getting the option for the stock of the Morden Troy and Crossing Company out of his hands, and breaking up the deal at that time. He claims that three reputable physicians called upon him and refused to certify to his insanity alledging he was sane. The arrest at Elmira he ascribes to jealously on th part of one of the defendants at the success he was likely to achieve in the managing the entertainments of Miss Potter and that the arrest was timed so as to break up the two readings arranged for that city, and was instigated by telegrams from Hornellsville, that one of the defendants might himself manage the elocutionist.   One of the grounds upon which the two Elmira physicians who saw him a few minutes at the jail at a late hour after his arrest, declared him insane, was that he had adopted a peculiar method of advertising the entertainments to be given by the elocutionists. One of these was the sending of cards of invitation to the best families of Elmira accompanied by a small boquet. Mr. LaRue explains this by saying that the boquets were small affairs costing only 5 cents each. Mr. LaRue has retained the services of J. and Q. VanVorhis of this city in all the cases and ex-congressman VanVorhis today stated to a Democrat and Chronicle reporter the facts fully sustained Mr. LaRue's contention as to his entire sanity. It is nowhere stated that his relations with Miss Potter were otherwise than of a purely business character. While at Hornellsville the elecutionist was a guest at Mrs. LaRue's. LaRue is a man of strikingly handsome presence and his friends scout the idea of his personal oddities which are said to be no more marked than those of any other business man, being construed into insanity. The summonses in the suits were severed some days ago, but this is the first time the contents of the complaints have been made public.
[Rochester Democrat and Chronicle] copied by the Allegany Co. Reporter

Thurs, Mar. 17, 1892

Unknown Man Killed
Beheaded in the Railroad Yard at Hornellsville

The "Times" of Hornellsville report that about midnight a man was found lying on the east bound track beyond the railroad bridge, by train 80's men.  The remains were brought to the depot on a engine where they were examined by a large crowd of railroad men, not one of whom however, recognized the features of the dead man.  He is dressed in plain working clothes and was apparently about 21 years of age, has dark hair cut short and a short growth of beard. His clothes are dark and considerably soiled. The head which was severed from the body, has a scalp wound on the leftside. The body is evidently broken and crushed about the chest.   It is not known how long he may have been there and there is no mention made of anything about his person which may lead to his identity.

Thurs, Mar. 17, 1892

Had Property in Hornellsville

Paducah, Ky, March 14 -- Courtland King an old man who lived alone on a small trading boat, moored here for two months has been found dead. Among his effects were found several hundred dollars in money and deeds to a number of pieces of property in Hornellsville, N.Y., and his will. Other papers show he had once been a business man in New York, had had considerable means and left several children, one in St. Louis, one in Ohio and some in New York state. He was a pensioner, and also had a claim against the government. His log shows his boat was built at Olean, N.Y., and he had been four years traveling this far. A memorandum in his log also says fifteen years have been passed since he was in the company of a woman, and if he had his life to do over again he would never marry. There is a plainer imitation in the book but he separated from his wife for some cause.

Thurs, Mar. 24, 1892

Married:   ALLEN-SANDERS -- March 16th at M.E. Parsonage, Whitesville, N.Y, by Rev. P.P. Sowers, Mr. Adelbert John Allen and *Etta Sanders both of West Union. ((*Note - She is known as Ella Saunders. Etta is a misprint - Adelbert is a distant cousin of mine - Judy JAC-))

Thurs, Mar. 31, 1892

Killed at Addison

Geo. Bearce, an old soldier, a member of Co. G. 2d N.Y., veteran cavalry, was killed at Addison Thursday night. He was standing on the track watching a train when he was struck by some cars that were being switched, and injured so severely that he died.

Thurs, Apr. 7, 1892 (This was added by me because of his wife's Steuben connections - Judy)

Death of Ebenezer Foster

Died in Shongo, at the home of his son-in-law, Mr. S.A. Kemp on Monday March 28, Mr. Ebenezer Foster in his 79th year. Mr. Foster was one of the pioneers of Wellsville coming to the town when but 18 years old. He was married to Olive Gardner and their home has always been in the town. About two weeks ago he was taken to the home of his daughter, Mrs. S.A. Kemp, of Shongo where he died. Until within a few moments of his death he conversed freely and rationally, passing away peacefully. His every wish was gratified by his children.

CARD of THANKS - We desire to express our heartfelt thanks to our neighbors and friends who so kindly aided and assisted us in the sickness and death of our father, and especially to the singers at Stannards Corners. Mr & Mrs. S.A. Kemp, Mr. & Mrs. Lucius Ackerman, Mr & Mrs. William Foster.

Thurs, Apr. 7, 1892


ACKER-KENNEDY - In Andover, March 30th, by Rev. G.M. Janes. Mr. Francis M. ACKER to Miss Alida E. KENNEDY, both of Hartsville.

Thurs, Apr. 14, 1892

Post Office Robbery

Saturday night last the post office at Howard, Steuben co., was robbed of $1500. Several hundred dollars had been placed for keeping in the safe of the post office by the collector of the school district, which together with the other monies were taken.

Thurs, Apr. 21, 1892

-- Mr. Henry Ackley had a very difficult operation performed upon him Saturday, by Dr. Baker of Hornellsville, who removed a large hair tumor from his hip. Although the operation was painful, he went through it without taking chloroform and the result was so successful that he was able to be out Monday.

Thurs, Apr. 28, 1892


Dr. Thos. C. Green, a well-known physician of Hornellsville and one of the Erie surgeons, suicided by shooting, at the house of his brother in South Dansville Wednesday morning.

Thurs, May 19, 1892


SAXTON--OATLEY -- In Andover, May, 11th, at the residence of the bride's parents, by Rev. G.M. Janes, Mr. D.L. SAXTON, of Hornellsville, to Miss Florence B. OATLEY.

Thurs, May 19, 1892

--The net earnings of the Bath & Hammondsport railroad for the year ending June 30, 1891, were $14,524.73.

Thurs, May 26, 1892

--The Hornellsville "Times" calls attention to the law requiring that any person who shall unite people in marriage must have a notice of said marriage published in at least one newspaper, and suggests that it would be a good thing to send the notices to the printer when they are matters of news and not wait until they are historical reminiscences.   ((Boy.. were it to be true.. we would know all of the maiden names of those missing grandmother's -- wonder if such a law was ever enforced - and when it came to pass - anyone know? - Judy))

Thurs, Jun. 16, 1892

Married at Andover

Mr. Jerry LINEHAN, of Hornellsville and Miss Mary PATTEN were married at Andover, June 8th, by Rev. Father HAIRE of Belfast. Miss Annie Patten, a sister of the bride, was maid of honor and John Linehan, a brother of the groom, acted as best man. A grand reception took place in the afternoon and evening, at the home of the bride, after which they departed on train one for the West. "Times" copied by the Allegany Co. Reporter

Thurs, Jul. 7, 1892


BLACK-LOCKHART -- At the home of the bride's parents, Jun 29th, 1892, Burt C. BLACK of Hornellsville, and Kate, only daughter of Mr. Joseph LOCKHART, of Almond. Rev. J.T. Hillman officiating.

Thurs, Jul. 7, 1892

A Mind Diseased.

An insane woman was brought from Castile Friday. She was formerly a saleslady for Davidson in this city (Hornell-JAC). We understand her name was Iva SWARTOUT. he was taken to Wellsville on train one. She was accompanied by an officer and her mother "Hornellsville Times" Miss Swartout is a daughter of Mrs. W. P. DECKER and will probably be taken to an asylum if she does not improve. Her derangement is due to recent illness. (last added by the Allegany County Reporter)

Thurs, Aug. 11, 1892

James Faulkner Re-arrested.

Buffalo - Aug. 8 -- James Faulkner the Dansville bank wrecker, who was released today on the president's pardon, was re-arrested on a warrant, charging forgery in the second degree, certifying to false account of the bank . He was taken to jail.

Thurs, Aug. 18, 1892

Death of Col. Samuel Alley.

Col. Samuel M. Alley, of Hornellsville died at his residence in that city on Saturday evening after an illness which was extended over many years. Mr. Alley was born in Almond in 1825, and has held many prominent positions in both political and business life. He brought the first steam engine and lathe for turning iron, into Hornellsville, and has always been prominently connected with the interest of that City. He was an active, genial, jolly and social gentleman, one whom it was always a pleasure to meet, and was very influential in political life. He has been County Clerk of Steuben and represented her citizens in the Assembly. He was also made Central War Committee by Gov. Morgan and raised the 141st regiment N.Y. Vol's but the colonelcy of that regiment was given to another officer, while he was placed in command of the Elmira rendezvous, remaining in charge there until relieved at his own request. He was subsequently in command of the 60th reg't N.Y.S.M.  

Col. Alley leaves a wife and two children, Mrs. E.C. Glazier and Frank B. Alley, besides hosts of admiring friends to mourn his loss. The funeral services took place Tuesday from his late residence in Hornellsville.

Thurs, Aug. 25, 1892

Aug. 20 - A fifteen months old child of James REDMAN, residing near Greenwood, was found in a water tank near the house this morning, the child had been dead for sometime when discovered.

Thurs, Aug. 25, 1892

Married in Hornellsville

Mr. Mathew J. COLE, of Wellsville, NY and Miss Nettie VAN SKIVER of State Line Mills, Pa., were united in marriage last evening at the house of Mr. and Mrs. Weisner, No 2 Vincent street by Rev. Jesse A. Hungate. The bride and groom spend a few days in the city taking in the Exposition - "Times" copied by the Allegany Co. Reporter

Thurs, Sept. 8, 1892

Death from a Kick.

Mr. James Eells, of 30 Hornell street, died Thursday (Sept. 1?-JAC)afternoon of injuries received from the kick of a horse. He went to his farm in Hartsville Wednesday and while leading some horses to water that afternoon was kicked by one of them, sustaining a broken leg and some slight bruises on his head. The limb was set and he appeared to be doing well until about 11 o'clock when he began to grow worse and continued to fail until death ensued, at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon, just twenty four hours after he received the injury. Mr. Eells was 67 years of age and was a veteran of the war for the Union - "Hornellsville Times" copied by the Allegany Co. Reporter

Thurs, Dec. 1, 1892

A Guest of the County.

P.M. Smith went Monday to Hornellsville and brought back (to Allegany Co.-JAC) one Geo. WITHEY, wanted for robbing hen roosts. He had been caught by the Hornellsville officers who were looking out for him. Withey is out on parole from the Elmira reformatory and will probably have a chance to explain his conduct to the Keeper of that institution, after his sentence is served.

Thurs, Dec. 1, 1892

Indicted for Perjury

Deputy Nobles on Saturday brought from Canisteo, Ralph E. DUNHAM, indicted by the last grandjury for perjury. The trouble is over the making of a note, in payment of a mortgage and Dr. F.H. Ellsworth of this city (Wellsville - JAC) is one of the interested parties. Dunham promptly gave bail before Judge Norton for his appearance when wanted.

Thurs, Dec. 1, 1892


David Baker Woodard was born in Bainbridge, Chenango, NY in 1804 and moved from Dansville, Steuben Co. to Richburg, Allegany Co. 56 years ago, which was then a wilderness. There he helped to lay out roads and in time cleared up a farm and succeeded in making a comfortable home through not without many hardships and privations such as the most of the old settlers endured. Mr. Woodard was the father of eleven children, seven of whom are now living. he was converted in early manhood and shortly after moving to Richburg. He was converted in early manhood and shortly after moving to Richburg, he with his wife and four others, were formed into a class, the first M.E. class in this district. In his declining years his chief solace and occupation was reading the testament and psalms, which were bound together. He marked down each time he read through it, till he reached 323 times, then through force of habit continued to read but forgot to mark it down until finally he forgot his reading entirely. He died Nov. 13, 1892, and his funeral sermon was preached by Rev. T.H. Carryer, from the text. "What wilt though do in the swelling of the Jordon." Jer. 42.5 - Richburg, NY, Nov. 29th.

Thurs, Dec. 15, 1892


On Dec. 10th, 1892, the remains of Mrs. Amanda Mixx Seger were laid to rest in the M.E. cemetery at Whitesville. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Remington, pastor in charge, assisted by Rev. T.L. Perry, who extended to the sorrowing friends in their bereavement their heartfelt sympathy. Deceased was 89 years of age, was highly esteemed by her neighbors for her generous spirit and meek christian deportment. She was a member of the M.E. Church for the past twenty-five years. Amanda Mixx Seger was born in New Hartford, Conn., Nov. 9, 1803 and was married to Norris Seger when twenty years of age. Four children were born to this union all of which survive her except the eldest. they emigrated to West Union fifty years ago and settled upon th efarm where they lived until the death of Mr. Norris (Seger-JAC) which occurred in 1887.

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