Owego Record Front Page
July 9, 1896
Tioga Co., NY

Transcribed by: Bill Grummons

July 9, 1896


West Candor, July 6, - E. G. WOODFORD of Waverly, accompanied by his wife and daughter, are visiting his parents , Mr. and Mrs. M. L. WOODFORD.

Mr. and Mrs. Truman SCOFIELD enjoyed their Fourth of July celebration at home. A large company of relatives convened at their residence, which is the finest institution in this place for open air entertainment. Refreshments were served in the form of ice cream and other dainties. The occasion will be remembered by all who were present.

West Candor has become quite noted for wheels. Mrs. Mabel WOODFORD rides the Clipper and Miss Lena THORNTON the Ideal.

The bridge near the depot has been marked unsafe since early in the spring and people are wondering how much longer they have to ride over the rickety concern with old and rotten pieces of plank thrown on it in every form possible to keep horses from going through head first, and no appropriation made for anything better.

Friday morning of last week fire destroyed a tenement house belonging to William SNYDER. There are many conjectures regarding the origin of the fire, but it is supposed to be the work of tramps. All the household goods belonging to George HUBBARD was stored there and were totally destroyed. No insurance on the goods or the house.

Mrs. Rose KEELER of New York is spending her summer vacation here.


Candor, July 8, - It is rumored that an effort is being made to hold a special town meeting to vote on the excise question.

Fred HENDERSON of Flandreau, SD, is home for a few weeks' visit with his parents and friends.

E. G. WOODFORD and family of Waverly visited his parents at West Candor Saturday and Sunday.

Miss May KROM is sick with typhoid fever.

Frank DOTY and John FIELDS took a trip on their bicycles last week. The last heard from them they were at Niagara Falls.

Fred ROE has been setting up cigars to the boys for the past few days on account of the birth of a daughter Tuesday July 7, 1896.

George CROCKER and wife of Union are visiting friends in town.

Charles EVERETT of Kingston, NY, is visiting his sister Mrs. W. Y. FESSENDEN.

Monday afternoon Fred TALCOTT and Lena PADGETT, both of Owego, were married by John T, GRIDLEY, Esq. This was Mr. GRIDLEY'S first tying of the matrimonial knot and he preformed the ceremony with neatness and dispatch. To make the event all the more notable supervisor J. H. JENNINGS was called in to witness the event. All offer congratulations.

George CUTLER of Ithaca was in town and called on friends Monday.

The Lester FRANKLIN comedy company gave a pleasing entertainment at the opera house Monday night.

L. G. HAVENS of Groton visited his mother Saturday and Sunday.

Edward WOODFORD and family of Binghamton have been visiting their relatives in town.

Rev. Seneca HOWLAND was in town renewing old acquaintances

Frank LITTLE of Ithaca spent the Fourth in town.

J. G. FROST and C. F. BAYLOR visited the Owego gun club the Fourth and joined in the shooting. They report a fine time and the Owego boys as the finest lot of fellows they ever met.

Hon. H. J. MEAD, J. W. McCARTY, J. W. HART and John RYAN, Esq., have been down to there cottages on Cayuga lake for a few days.

About two weeks ago Mr. and Mrs. William JUDD of Waterbury, Conn., came to visit at C. F. BAYLOR'S. Mrs. JUDD caught cold and had not been feeling well since so it was thought for her to return home and they started Friday night. Saturday morning. Mr. Baylor received a dispatch that she was dead, having died on the cars at Dover, NY. The doctor pronounce the cause of death heart disease.

Ernest Dixon of Binghamton visited at W. H. ANDREWS, Saturday and Sunday.

William JENNINGS of New York visited his parents the first of the week.

E. A. JOHNSON has purchased a very fine piano.

While playing with fire crackers on Saturday, Nellie, daughter of M. F. BOSTWICK, nearly lost the sight of one eye by a premature explosion. She is doing nicely and hopes are entertained that she will retain her sight.


Berkshire, July 8, - Ruth BILLINGS of Newark Valley is visiting her cousin Mary FORD, this week.

Mrs. Grant BARNES of Richford spent the first of the week with her daughter, Mrs. Fred WITTER.

James DERMODY went to Binghamton last Saturday to visit his father, who was at the state hospital for treatment. The superintendent decided that Mr. DERMODY was well enough to accompany his son home that very day. His many friends rejoice over his speedy recovery and sincerely hope it may be permanent.

Misses ANDERSON and Marion WILSON of Syracuse are visiting Miss Louise DARBONNIER.

Mrs. John SHEPARD is on the sick list.

Mrs. Fred GLEASON is recovered from her illness.

Mr. and Mrs. E. F. JOHNSON are entertaining their sons, Fred and Frank and their wives and Mrs. Charles JOHNSON from the west, for a few weeks.

Mrs. Walter BLACKMAN and children of Orange, NJ, are spending a few days with friends in town.

Fred FORD of Geneva, Henry FORD of Newark, L. W. FORD and family of Wilson Creek, spent July Fourth with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. J. FORD at their home on West Hill.

Dr. Henry MERRILL and bride from Massachusetts are visiting his sister, Mrs. Henry DORWIN.

J. E. DOUGHERTY penman for DOUGHERTY'S business college of Scranton, PA, is visiting in town.



David GOODRICH, whose death occurred July 8, 1896, was born Jan. 3, 1813, in what was known as the GOODRICH settlement in the town of Tioga, where his father, with others from Endfield in the Connecticut valley, had settled while Tioga and much of the surrounding county was unbroken wilderness. When a young man he became engaged in rafting lumber down the river, selling it at the great lumber market at the mouth of the Susquehanna river. He also engaged in mercantile business and until about 1870, when he retired from active life, was among the best known and most highly respected of Owego's businessmen. A charter member of the Congregational church in Owego he was one of the staunchest supporters and a most ardent advocate of its principles and policy. An uncompromising Republican and Unionist his sympathies took material form and more then one family whose bread winners were defending the nation's honor in the sixties, had their burdens lightened by the kindness of "Uncle David." "Nor were the boys in blue" themselves forgotten and every effort made to alleviate their suffering at the front "was sure of his active, helpful co-operation. After the battle of Gettysburg he was one of the number from Owego to minister personally to the wounded on the battlefield. A sturdy soldier and defender of the right has fallen. The clear, strong voice of duty rings down the line, "Close up the ranks," let us who still are privileged to hold our places hear and obey until we, too, having fought a good fight and kept the faith, shall find our victors crown. Mr. GOODRICH is survived by two sons, Charles T. of Kasson, Minn., and Lyman T. of Roseville, NJ. One daughter, Mrs. W. D. CADY of Binghamton, and three sisters, Mrs. John WILLIAMS of Farmer, NY, Mrs. George TRUMAN and Mrs. T. I. CHATFIELD of Owego. His funeral was conducted by Rev. C. M. BARTHOLOMEW, Sunday at 2 p. m. at his late residence 338 Front street, The interment was in Evergreen Cemetery and was private.


A Sad Accident to a Will Coe of Sullivanville.

Waverly, July 5, - A sad drowning accident occurred about a quarter past 9 o'clock this morning in the Chemung river at what is known as Gipsey Green. Will COE and his younger brother Frank and Charles CORNISH of Sullivanville and G. A. LAWHEAD of South Waverly went over to the river to take a bath. The river bottom at this point slopes down abruptly and the boys were out much beyond their depth before they knew it. While endeavoring to return the elder COE boy called to his brother and said he could hold out no longer and sank at once. The other two called out to John LAWHEAD who was on shore. for help aid and he loosened one of the boats chained along the shore and rowed to the spot, but the drowning lad could not be found. They at once came over to town for assistance, and after a two hour search his body was found near where he went down in about 14 feet of water. The body was brought to HANFORD'S undertaking and prepared for burial. The two brothers and CORNISH had come down from Sullivanville yesterday on their wheels and were stopping at the home of a friend John LAWHEAD, 382 South Fulton street. COE was single man, 21 years of age and was a member of the grocery firm of SMITH & COE at Sullivanville. He was a much respected young man in the place and has hosts of friends who will regret his death.- Elmira Advertiser.


WESTON, the little two-year old son of Rev. and Mrs. S. A. TERRY of Barton, who died at the home of Mrs. TERRY'S parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles WESTON, Keeseville, NY Wednesday July 1, The funeral was held Friday at 10 a. m. at Keeseville, NY. The grief stricken parents have the sympathy of the entire community. - Waverly Advocate.


Died at Warren Center PA, Wednesday July 8, 1896, Bruce CARRIER, age 18 years. He had been ill with a fever at Dr. J. M. BARRETT'S in Owego but left a week ago, apparently entirely recovered. He was taken with a hemorrhage yesterday afternoon about 6 o'clock and died within 20 minutes. The funeral will be held at the Warren Center church at 1 o'clock. Deceased was 18 years of age and was the son of James CARRIER of Warren Center. His death occurred at the home of his uncle, E. M. FAIRCHILD.


G. L. ALLEN started Monday afternoon for Batavia, IL, on account of the illness of his sister, Mrs. Emily BASSETT. He arrived at 8 p. m. Tuesday, a few hours before her death occurred. She was married to William MILNE, whose death occurred here years ago. She then married George BASSETT and they made their home at Bavaria, where he died over a score of years ago. She is survived by one son, Fred of Batavia and five brothers, Frederick, Charles, Edward, Lucius and G. L. ALLEN and by one sister Mrs. S. S. STEEN, all of Owego.



Married at Owego, NY, Saturday, July 6, 1896, by Rev. Milton F. NEGUS, Nelson O. WRIGHT and Frances E. STILES, both of Flemingville.

One of the prettiest weddings of the season was witnessed at the home of the brides parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. INGERSOLL, in Addison, Tuesday evening, June 30, 1896, when Miss Isabella INGERSOLL and Adelbert ORR were united in marriage, W. N. MOORE of Buffalo was best man, Miss Mattie BEAUMAN of Addison acted as maid of honor. Minnie ORR, sister of the groom and Miss Fannie INGERSOL, sister of the bride were bridesmaids. The ushers were Messrs Lucius INGERSOLL, Horace CRANE, John CRANE and Harry ORR. Rev. A. W. DECKER preformed the ceremony. The wedding march was played by Miss Rae HASKINS of Elmira. The rooms were prettily decorated with ferns, daisies and potted plants, the bride and groom standing under a beautiful marriage bell. A great many valuable presents were received, nearly 150 guest were present. The following being from out of town. Mr. and Mrs. James INGERSOLL, Mr. and Mrs. SOUDERS, Mr. and Mrs. Rial WALKER, Mrs. Adeline INGERSOLL, Mrs. Caroline IRELAND, Mr. and Mrs. Bert WALKER, Owego; Mrs. Frank ORR, Miss Jennie ORR, Watkins; Mr. and Mrs. N. B. PAYNE, Miss Mary SEELEY, Miss Kate SEELEY, Woodhull; Miss Susie KOPLING, Mr. and Mrs. Amos ORR, Lindley; Mrs. Emma POND SMITH, Castile; Mr. W. N. MOORE, Mrs. Samuel ERWIN, Buffalo; Mrs. Carrie KNAPP, Mr. James A. ROOSA, Canisteo; Miss Jessie THOMPSON, Miss Rea HASKINS, Elmira.

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