Owego Record Front Page
January 19, 1899
Tioga Co., NY

Transcribed by: Bill Grummons

January 19, 1899



Died at Strait's Corners, NY, Monday, Jan. 16, 1899 of debility, William EMERSON, aged 84 years. He is survived by three sons and two daughters, Mrs. Adam HANBURY being one of the latter. The funeral was held Tuesday at the house at noon and at the church one hour later.


Died at Owego, NY. Sunday, Jan. 15, 1899, Mary E. HOGAN, wife of Michael MURRAY, of consumption. She is survived by her husband, three children, two daughters and one son. Her mother, Mrs. Catherine HOGAN of 33 West Main street; four brothers, James J. of Binghamton, Roger P. of Pittsburgh, PA, Joseph M. and Frank S. of Owego; two sisters Misses Anna and Catherine, of Owego, The funeral was held at St. Patrick's church at 9 a. m. Tuesday; interment at St. Joseph's cemetery.


Died at Owego, NY, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 1899, of heart failure, Mrs. Sarah A. BROWNELL, she was 57 years. She is survived by her father, Benjamin BROWNELL of Flemingville; brother, George BROWNELL of Flemingville; two sisters, Mrs. Elliot BARRETT of West Newark and Mrs. L. C. HARRIS of Newark Valley. The funeral will be held tomorrow; prayers at her late residence, 226 East Temple street, at noon and at the Flemingville church at 1 p. m.: interment at Flemingville.


Died at Gaskill, NY, Friday, Jan. 13, 1899, of pneumonia Henry CROUNSE, aged 45 years. He is survived by his wife and several children. The funeral was conducted at the family residence at Gaskill, at 8 p. m. Sunday by Rev. C. M. BARTHOLOMEW. There was an unusually large attendance, over 60 Odd Fellows being present, besides many of his relatives and neighbors. The services at the grave were conducted according to form and ceremonies prescribed in the Odd Fellows' ritual, E. E. GRIFFING being marshal and Past Grand, M. K. UPHAM acting as noble grand and Rev. C. M. BARTHOLOMEW as chaplain. The death benefit of $100. and sick benefits which accumulated during his illness were paid to his wife.


Died at Owego, NY, Friday, Jan. 13, 1899, of pneumonia, Catherine GENUNG, widow of Charles BEERS, aged 78 years. She was born in the village of Ulysses, Tompkins county, NY, Oct. 25, 1843, and mover to Owego in 1848, operating a millinery establishment on Lake street, On Sept. 18, 1849, she and Charles BEERS were married. They had one child, who died in infancy. She survived her husband several years. Her only surviving immediate relative, if he is still alive, is a brother from whom she has not heard from in some time. The funeral was held at her late residence, 221 Main street, Rev. M. D, FULLER officiating, assisted by Rev. P. B. GUERNSEY. A quartet of Messrs, DAWES and TUCKER, Mrs. WILLIAMSON and Miss ROBINSON, sang. There was a large number present. The bearers were S. F. FAIRFIELD, J. S. HOUK, T. F. MOORE, A. E. NOBLE, Hiram JOHNSON and Wesley Van OVER. the remains were placed in the receiving vault.


Died in Owego, NY, Saturday Jan. 14, 1899, Lewis WALLACE, aged 83 years. He deceased was born a slave in Maryland. When about 21 years of age he came north by the underground line and located in Montrose, PA, From there he went to Southport, coming to Owego soon after the end of the civil war. He had been in poor health for several years previous to his death. He was out on the street Thursday of this week and was about the house yesterday, retiring at the usual hour. About 6. 0'clock this morning he asked one of his daughters what time it was and said that he would be glad when it was daylight so he could get up. About 7 o'clock he was found dead in his bed. Coroner BECK viewed the remains and decided that death was evidently due to rheumatism of the heart. He is survived by his wife and two daughters, Mrs. Saphronia JOHNSON and Miss Celestia WALLACE, all of Owego. The funeral was held at his late residence and was attended by L. W. TRUESDALE Post, No. 646, G. A. R. of which he had been a member.


Judson GOODRICH was the subject of a pleasant and genuine surprise Friday evening. About 20 of his friends and neighbors gathered at his residence 122 Main street, and kindly greeted him upon his return from his store about 9 o'clock. It was the seventieth anniversary of his birthday. Refreshments were served and a general good time was the expression of all present.


Contractor James SULLIVAN made some great real estate transactions this week. He traded the DAWSON Block on Main street for 12 building lots with A. L. WILLEY. Through several other manipulations Mr. SULLIVAN obtained seven business lots at Williamsport, PA, and the TELLESON house on main street now occupied by Dr. BARTON. -- Lestershire Record.


Chain Gang Boss F. J. PUTNAM took five prisoners from the jail to the stone yard on Dephine street Monday morning and set them at work breaking stone in accordance with the resolution adopted by the board of supervisors at the annual session.

The Westerly building, formerly occupied as one of the CAULDWELL'S shops has been fitted up and the men are comfortably quartered therein. A large stove furnishes heat and the windows are boarded up to such a height that curious people are unable to see the workmen inside.

It is not intended that this place shall be a public show and no admission will be given except to those carrying admission tickets issued from Sheriff THURSTON'S office.


The Lyman H. HOWE Moving Picture company is booked to exhibit in WILSON Opera house Jan. 27, is the greatest of its kind in this country. Not only are the pictures they show than those ever seen here before, but they are reproduced with all the realism of life

The Poughkeepsie, NY, Enterprise says: There have been a good many exhibits of similar character in this city but Prof. HOWE'S "WAR GRAPH" is, without exception, the best ever shown here.


Candor, Jan 18, - The town Sunday school association will hold its annual meeting in the Congregational church Thursday afternoon and evening, Jan 24.

The Epworth League literary meeting will be held at the home of Miss Eisla ANDREWS Friday evening Jan 27.

Rev W. SOBEY'S donation will be held Wednesday evening , Jan. 25.

Oneka Tribe Imp. O. R. M., has taken possession of the new rooms in JENNINGS' hall.

Howard MILKS began his second term as teacher in the school at West Candor, Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry TANNER of Lestershire have been visiting at F. L. HEATH'S.

Rev. T. R. WARNOCK is holding a series of extra meetings at Canatonk this week.

Rev. Geo. FORSYTH, presiding elder, attended the meeting of young people at the M. E. church Friday night and gave a very interesting talk.

John MOONING, Ed. MORSE, Fred PUMPELLY, Fred SLATER, Garry SLATER, Fred AHART, Helen SLATER, Cornie HEATH, Eva WILLARD, Anna SMITH, Marion WARD and Mattie WARNOCK visited at Dr. HOLLEY's at Weltonville Friday night.

A. F. STOWELL was called to Northampton CT. last week to attend the funeral of his sister. He returned Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. William PAYNE started for Cleveland, OH, Monday for a visit of several weeks duration.

Mr. and Mrs. Burt FOOTE visited at George FOOTE'S at Richford the first of the week.

Frank HOWARD of BINGHAMTON was the guest of Miss Emma SMITH Saturday and Sunday.

W. G. CONE shipped several fine signs to the King Paint Manufacturing company of New York Tuesday.

Samuel CRANCE of Cortland was in town for a few days.

Died Monday Jan. 1899, Mrs. Marietta R, WHIPPLE, aged 88 years. The funeral was held at her late residence Wednesday, Rev. Jasper HEWITT officiating. The funeral was at West Barton Thursday.

Prof. E. L. ANDREWS attended the conference of the principals of the union schools of Tioga county held at Owego Saturday.

Nearly 100 attended the Ladies Aid dinner given at the home of W. H. ANDREWS Wednesday noon..

The ELGIN Creamery company has housed over 700 tons of ice for the summer.


Nichols, Jan. 16 - The Y. P. S. C. E. will give a social at the manse Wednesday evening. All are invited.

A donation will be held at Daniel RUSSELL'S on OSBORN Hill Saturday evening for the benefit of W. J GREGORY.

Miss Jessie WIGGINS of Richford passed Saturday and Sunday at her home in this place.

The Nichols ferry is open and will remain open until the next regular freeze up.

Westbrook Lodge, No. 333, F. & A. M., will install its officers at the next regular communications, Jan, 25.

Regents examinations at the academy next week.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank B. MOODY will move this week to Waverly, where they have purchased a fine residence on Pennsylvania avenue.

William C. PECK had another shock last week.

Isaac DUNHAM is sick with the grip.

Edwin L. MOORE, principal of the Nichols union school, and C. Juliet LANING, assistant teacher, attended the conference of the principals at the Owego academy last Saturday.

The first concert of the Nichols choral club was given at the M. E. church last Wednesday evening. With the musical talent there is in the choral club such concerts can only prove to be a great treat and benefit to those who love music.

R. A. MOUILLESSEAUX, has purchased his father's jewelry store at Towanda.

Mr. and Mrs. ELLSWORTH have returned from Meshoppen, PA, where the have been visiting their son, Rev. Herbert ELLSWORTH, and family.

J. J. HOWELL left this morning for Albany, were he has a position as one of the assembly clerks. Mrs. HOWELL will spend the winter with her daughter, Mrs. Guy CARPENTER, in New York.

Warwick Post, G. A. R., gave an open installation of officers in its rooms last Tuesday evening after which a banquet was served and a pleasant social time enjoyed by all present.

Those who have their ice houses filled report the finest crop of ice for many seasons. The ice has been very clear and 11-12 inches thick.

Mrs. Ida MITCHELL of Nicholson, PA, is visiting her home in this place.

If there is anyone who is not sick with the grip, please report.



Married, at the residence of the brides parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank McMASTER, 10 North avenue, Owego, NY, Sunday Jan. 15, 1899, by Rev, P. B. GUERNSEY, Harry MARQUART and Miss Carrie McMASTER.


News was received Friday of the death from pneumonia of Mrs. Edwin TULLAR of Santa Cruz, CA. The deceased is survived by her husband, her mother, Mrs. Elbridge RUSSELL of Nichols, NY, and three sisters, Mrs. Alvin VanAUKIN of this place, Mrs. Platt WHITE of Nichols and Mrs. Richard STRATTON of McLEAN Hill, town of Owego, also two brothers, Daniel of Santa Cruz, CA, and Charles, of Oregon.


Eight degree's above zero this morning.

Mrs. G. M. WRITER is ill with the grip.

Miss Daisy COE was in Waverly, Friday.

Jesse COE went to Binghamton Saturday.

E. J. BRAVO was in Apalachin Friday.

Wesley BROUGHAM of Waverly was in town Tuesday.

Leon McCASLIN was up home from Waverly.

Mrs. Jay ROBERTSON is home from New York for a time.

Miss Inez SNYDER is seriously ill; with grip and heart trouble.

John SNYDER and William WALSH were in Binghamton Friday.

Mrs. C. L. STILES is suffering from an attack of grip in a severe form.

Miss Mary COLLINS of this place is visiting Mrs. D. O'NEIL in Auburn

William DWYER left this afternoon for Owego. -- Ithaca Journal, Friday.

Martin S. LYNCH, Esq., was in New York this week on professional business.

Miss Margaret WEED of Montour Falls is a guest of her cousin, Miss Cora WEED.

W. W. CORBIN of Owego was in town Monday on business. Ithaca News.

H. M. SAWYER and wife of Albany are guests of Erie ticket agent E. J. STEELE.

Officer George HORGAN is on the sick list and Charles WHITTEMORE is taking his place.

Mrs. Charles DUNHAM is visiting her daughter, Mrs. C. T. ROBINSON, at Lounsberry.

Miss Sarah PIPPETT has returned to her home in Attica, after visiting in town for a time.

Mrs. A. C. BROUGHAM is convalescing and was allowed to set up for half an hour Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. George TRUMAN, Jr., left yesterday on the Lackawanna for Providence, RI.

Dr. J. T. GREENLEAF was in Corning Tuesday to read a paper that evening before a medical society.

James F. TRUMAN, the rising young barrister, has gone on an extensive western business trip.

District Attorney O. B. GLEZEN went to Watertown Thursday evening on professional business.

Mrs. John F. STEELE has so far improved that she was able to sit up for time a day or two ago.

F. S. WOODWARD has gone to Owego to reside with his daughter, Mrs. A. D. HARRIS - Waverly Free Press.

Attorney D. F. VanVLEET returned from Saturday evening from a legal business trip to Owego - Ithaca Journal.

Miss Kitty DORSEY is on the sick list. Miss E. E. Robertson is teaching in her place at the public schools.

Cornelia, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. D. HUBBARD of 160 Temple street, is dangerously ill with typhoid fever.

Mr. and Mrs. Dell SMITH of Owego visited Sayre and Athens friends for a few minutes Monday. - Athens News.

Mrs. C. M. STONE has returned from New York, where she passed a few weeks with her son, Dr. W. M. STONE.

Mrs. W. H. CORNELL is seriously ill at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lyman T. GOODRICH, 388 Front street.

Mrs. S. Alfred SEELY of Spencer passed through the city this morning on her way to Owego - Ithaca Journal.

Miss Emeline WILLIAMS was called to Waverly Saturday by the serious illness of her brother, Benjamin BLOSSOM.

Mrs. John QUIMBY of Apalachin is ill at the residence of David CAMPBELL on the valley road, south of this village.

Miss WHITNEY of the upper Main street school is on the sick list and her place is being filled by Miss O'SHAUGHNESSEY.

W. B. GARROTT of Spencer was in town Friday and took the oath of office as Justice of the peace for the town of Spencer.

Mr. and Mrs. J. H. TANNER, who have been visiting relatives in Spencer, Candor, and Owego, returned home Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Arnold HOPKINS of Dryden are spending two weeks with their daughter in Owego. - Ithaca Journal.

Miss Martha SMYTH who has been passing a few weeks in Syracuse is in town, the guest of Mrs. T. H. REDDISH, 404 Main street.

S. D. FORDHAM of Owego, who has been so seriously ill at the New Warford does not seem to get any better. - Waverly Advocate.

Attorney's Myron N. TOMPKINS and Jesse H. JENNINGS returned Saturday afternoon from a legal business trip to Owego. Ithaca Journal.

Mrs. W. E. WORTMAN and son Everett of New York city are guests of Mrs. WORTMAN'S parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. T. GOODRICH, 388 Front street.

Miss Jessie WIGGINS was in town Monday morning on her way to her school duties in Richford after passing Sunday at her home in Nichols.

Bert CORNICK left on Erie train 7 Thursday morning for Hart, Mich., where he has four months employment for the Groton Bridge company.

Dr. J. T. GREENLEAF was in Buffalo in attendance at the winter meeting of the Western New York Homeopathic Medical society last week. He had an active part in the program.

Mr. and Mrs. W. F. FLETCHER, who had been in town on account of the illness of her mother, Mrs. D. T. KEELER, returned to her home in Ithaca Saturday afternoon, her mother's condition having improved.

Mr. and Mrs. HERRINGTON and daughters Leslie and Cecila, who have been visiting at William WATERMAN'S Spencer avenue, returned to their home in Elmira Sunday Morning.

M. S. LYNCH, Esq., was home from New York over Sunday, returning that night in order to resume his professional services in behalf of Bryan WINTERS in the matter of the contest on the last will of the latter's wife, involving about $2,000,000.


The Five States Milk Producers' association has organized a union here.

The commissioner's examination of the Apalachin union school will be held Jan. 26 and 27.

Nathan WOOD and Mrs. CHANCEY are on the sick list.

J. R. GILES and C. D. GOODENOW have formed a co-partnership to do a general store business. They formally opened Monday morning,

A concert will be given at the Presbyterian church Saturday evening, Jan.21.

School is closed this week in the Glenn district. It will reopen Monday with Leon BRIGGS as teacher.

Eiskatawa Tribe Imp. O. R. M., conferred the chief's degree last Monday's sleep.

Tax Collector KINCADE will collect the taxes at MILLERS store, Jan, 30 and 31. at one per cent.

F. J. Powers was arraigned before Justice GILES Tuesday on complaint of Truant officer HOLMES for violating the compulsory school law. His trial was set down for Saturday.

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