Owego Record Front Page
August 20, 1891
Tioga Co., NY

Transcribed by: Bill Grummons

August 20, 1891



Died in the town of Owego, Saturday August15, 1891, Thomas FOX, ages 25 years. The funeral was held at 10 a. m, Monday.


Died at Owego, Saturday August17, 1891, Frederick W. infant son of Mr. and Mrs. George HAVELAND. The funeral services were held at the family residence, No. 254 North avenue, Tuesday at 2 p. m., interment in Evergreen cemetery.


Died Tuesday, August 18, 1891, Margaret, widow of the late William J. CAFFERTY in the eighty-second year of her age. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral from her late residence on Water street on Thursday afternoon at two o'clock.


The Owego "Floaters" Finish Their Trip at Wilkes-Barre Thursday and Return Home.

The crew and passengers of "The TIGE" arrive home Thursday evening. The following mentions of the party are from the Wilkes-Barre papers of that day.

It is a pleasant and healthful habit many people in the up-the-river towns have gotten into of late - that of using their vacation time in taking a trip down the beautiful Susquehanna. Yesterday a houseboat bearing a party from Owego, NY, floated into sight from between the calm banks above the city and tied up just above the last livery below the bridge. The craft sported the national colors on which was painted in big black letters the word "TIGE" having been christened in honor of one of the party.

Those aboard were Mr. and Mrs. Theodore ("TIGE") HORTON and daughter. Mr. and Mrs. William MILLREA, George STILES and Miss STILES and Mr. and Mrs. W. LUCE, all of Owego.

They cast off shore lines at the latter place on Saturday Aug 1 and have floated leisurely along making from five to twenty miles a day, according to the condition of the wind and current, tying up in some convenient spot each night. The boat although rough, is convenient, having every accommodation for cooking and sleeping, a small cook stove having set on the back end. The boat is fitted with bunks which fold up like those of a sleeping car. The whole party slept and ate on board during the whole journey and arrived in Wilkes-Barre, looking sunburned but in the best of health. The occupied their boat last night and leave for home today by rail.

On the other side of the river was another party from Owego, consisting of James, George and Will TRUMAN, who left home last Friday, having made a quick passage down the river. They are in a large-sized row-boat and report having a good time.


Further Particulars Regarding Mary Ann GRUMMONS-BARTES-MILLER, the Waverly Woman who Could Marry Three.

WAVERLY, Aug. 14 - The examination of Mary Ann GRUMMONS-BARTES-MILLER, on the charge of bigamy, was held this afternoon before Justice GRAFFT. J. F. SHOEMAKER appeared for the people and D. W. ALLEN for the defendant. William MILLER, the last husband, was sworn and stated that he had met the woman for the first time Wednesday morning on the street in Waverly. She asked to be directed to a doctor's office and he offered to accompany her to one and did so and, returning asked her to marry him. To some this might have seemed a little sudden, but not so to Mary Ann, and forthwith they proceeded to the minister's and were married and this action for bigamy is the sequel. The evidence of John BARTES, husband number two, was then taken, Charles SMITH, another Italian, acting as interpreter. He said he met Mary five months ago at Addison and soon after she went to live in the shanty with them and later agreed to marry him if he would get her a new dress, hat and shoes. This he did and April 30th they were married by Justice George HITCHCOCK at Corning. His recent troubles have already been told in the Advertiser. The certificates of both marriages, properly signed and witnessed, were submitted in evidence, and the justice quickly decided to hold the woman in $250 bonds for her appearance before the grand jury in September. As she could not give bonds, she was taken to the county jail at Owego this evening by Deputy Sheriff MYERS. The woman is of a very low order of intelligence, and there are many who think she is not accountable for her actions and should be sent to an asylum rather then a jail.

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Ernie Miles