Owego Record Front Page
September 7, 1891
Tioga Co., NY

Transcribed by: Bill Grummons

September 7, 1891


Died, at South Owego, NY, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 1893, of Bright's disease, Milton SLAWSON, aged 76 years. The funeral will be held Saturday at the house at 2 p. m. and at the church at South Owego an hour later. He is survived by several children.

Died Monday, Sept. 4, 1893 at her home, 223 Main Street, Owego, NY, Helen W., daughter of the late Charles S. CARMICHAEL, aged 20 years. Funeral services were held at St. Paul's Episcopal church at Wednesday at 4 p. m. Of sweet and winning presence, she graduated two years ago from the Owego free academy, and was soon after appointed to a position to teach in the public schools, but germs of disease soon developed and her teaching was but the sweet lessons of patience and submission to the home circle. Of gentle disposition, sterling character, of strong Christian faith, the influence of her life remains, calling others to higher things.


A card bearing the name of Wilhemina KURTZ was found on the body of one of the two women murdered at Middletown. She is employed in the Glen Mary Home and is working there today, so she is not murdered.


Mrs. W. A. WINANS returned last week from a two weeks visit to her aged parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard KILDUFF at Stoel, Wyoming County, PA. They are each 85 years of age. During her visit there were seven sisters and one brother congregated at the old home Monday and a general good time was had by all. The company comprised the following persons: Mr. and Mrs. L. K. JAYNES and son of McHoopany; Mrs. L. N. CONNORS and two sons of Scranton; James KILDUFF and family of Lovelton; Mrs. D. G. HATFIELD of Denver, CO; Mrs. W. A. WINANS and son of Owego; Mr. and Mrs. Patrick BROWN, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. CARROLL of Lovelton, and Mr. and Mrs. Edward McCRASSEN and son of Meshoppen.


Newark Valley, Sept. 5 - Rev. J. S. ELLSWORTH is expected home the last of the week and services will be held in the Congressional church next Sunday.

Chauncey W. NORTON died at his home on Whig Street Thursday Aug. 31, 1893 aged 80 years. Mr. Norton had been ill for the past year, the trouble being a cancerous tumor. He was born in New Marlboro Mass, and spent the greater part of his life in that state. He leaves his wife and one daughter, Mrs. John LEWIS of Brooklyn. Mrs. NORTON plans to leave for Brooklyn this week where she will reside with her daughter. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the Congregational church, of which society, Mr. NORTON was a member, Rev, E. D. HAMMOND of the Baptist church officiating.

Word has been received of the death from typhoid fever of Simon SHAFFER of Greene, formerly of this village. He leaves one son and five daughters. Charles SHAFFER, Mrs. Philo BUSHNELL, Mrs. John TAPPIN, of this village, Miss Laura SHAFFER of Owego and Mrs. H. S. ZIMMER of Greene.

Mrs. Henry LYNK and little son of Saugerties, NY, are visiting Mrs. Geo. Dobs on Whig Street.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur DAVIS of McHoopany, PA, are visiting their father, Franklin DAVIS.

Mrs. Minnie HOTCHKISS, who has been spending several weeks with relatives in Nichols and West Warren returned home Monday.

Misses Lisa and Helen WARING, who have been spending the summer with their grandfather, E. O. KINNEY, in this place, have returned to their home in Syracuse last Monday.

While E. J. ANGELL and family of Whig Street were at the fair last week, a twelve-year old colored boy, named BIRD, of Owego, entered their house. He took about $6.00 in change from a savings bank. The boy was arrested Monday and taken to the jail.

Mrs. Mary JENNINGS has been seriously ill of pneumonia at the home of E. BENNETT.

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