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Abbott, Babcock, Barrett, Barrott,
Blanchard, Blewer, Bostwick, Bronson,
Codner, Daggett, Dimon, Galpin

Theresa Rae Hilker Donlick

Theresa Rae Donlick has in her possession a scrapbook compiled by Bertha Sherwood, featuring many articles on Tioga County people and places. She will be sharing them with us on an on-going basis.

She says:

"I however do not wish that any commericial use be made of them without my permission."

"I have deciphered to the best of my ability the names, places and dates contain herein. Where there are blank spaces, I could not ascertain the name or word that was written."

- Theresa Rae Hilker Donlick.




Death, Which Followed Operation, came as a cruel shock to the Community - A Model Citizen, Beloved By All.

Harry N. ABBOTT, bookkeeper in the Owego National Bank, and son of Mr. and Mrs. George Abbott, of Newark Valley, died at Binghamton, early on Friday morning, Nov. 21, following an operation for appendicitis. Mr. ABOTT was 32 years of age.

The body was brought to this village a few hours after death, and taken to the home of Mr. ABBOTT'S brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. BARTON, No. 144 Temple Street. Here at 2 o'clock on Sunday afternoon, prayer service was held following which the funeral services were conducted at the First Presbyterian Union Church, the spacious auditorium being more than three-quarters filled with friends and relatives of the deceased. The pastor, the Rev. Arnold W. BLOOMFIELD, conducted the services, the choir assisting. The chancel and coffin were banked with floral tributes. The funeral sermon was a masterful effort, impressively delivered. The pallbearers were E. Burt CORNELL, Charles L. RAYMOND, Crissy K. BALL, Charles D. LINCOLN, Harry TILBURY and Hon. Otis S. BEACH. Burial was made in Evergreen cemetery.

The fact that the manifestations of the Almighty are ofttimes inexplicable as they are powerful, was never more clearly demonstrated than in the circumstances surrounding the death of Harry ABBOTT; circumstances which seem to us to have merited glorious victory rather than tragic defeat.

Besides his parents, and his sister, Mrs. BARTON, Mr. ABBOTT is survived by one brother, George ABBOTT of Newark Valley, and a sister, Mrs. James NICOLL, of Lestershire.

Mr. ABBOTT was treasurer and trustee of the First Presbyterian Union Church, and secretary of the Automobile Club of Owego.


George Abbott Sr. died at his home on Whig Street, Friday, aged 73 years. Mr. Abbott was born in England and came to this country when a young man. He was a blacksmith by trade and worked at it for more than 50 years, until compelled by ill health to retire several years ago.

The funeral was held at the Congregational church today with the burial at Owego. Newark Valley Lodge F. A.M., of which Mr. Abbott has been a member for many years, had charge of the services. (no year given)

MRS. JULIETTE ABBOTT (Article Not Dated)

The funeral of Mrs. Juliette Abbott was held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James Nicol, 33 Sturdevant Street, Johnson City. The Rev. William MacAlpine officiated, Burial was in Owego.

MRS. JULIETTE ABBOTT (Article Not Dated)

Mrs. Juliette Abbott, formerly of Newark Valley and Owego, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James Nicol, No. 33 Stuyvesant Street, Johnson City, Sunday evening at 5 o'clock. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Nicol, of Johnson City, and Mrs. Charles H. Barton, of Owego; a son George W. Abbott, of Brooklyn; two sisters, Miss L. A. Williams of Binghamton; Mrs. George F. Andrews, of Owego; three brothers - George Williams, of Oregon; Chester D. Williams, of Owego, and Henry Williams of Endicott, and 10 grandchildren. The funeral will be held at the home of Mrs. Nicol on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, in this village.


In loving memory of our sister, Sarah Elizabeth BABCOCK, who died at Raybrook, N. Y. April 13, 1925. Mrs. C. H. BAKER, Mrs. F. A. B. PERT, Mrs. Bertha F. SHERWOOD, Benjamin J. BABCOCK, Mrs. H. M. WOUGHTER, Mrs. L. L. DRAKE andJohn B. G. BABCOCK.


The funeral of Miss Sarah Elizabeth Babcock, who died at Raybrook last Monday, will be held at the home of her sister, Mrs. Bertha F. SHERWOOD, at 85 Fairview avenue at 10 o'clcok Saturday morning. The Rev. Herbert B. COOK will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen cemetery at Owego.


Miss Sarah Elizabeth Babcock daughter of the late Joseph BILLINGS and Sarah Elizabeth (STEELE) BABCOCK, late of this village, died at the hospital I Raybrook, N. Y. on Monday night, April 13. Miss BABCOCK had been in failing health for the last two years and it is believed that death was hastened by a recent attack of influenza and pleurisy. She had been a patient at Saranac Lake and at Raybrook since last fall. Miss BABCOCK was a registered nurse and had been employed in the nursing profession for many years. She was a graduate of nurses training schools in New Hampshire, Ohio and New York and her last employment was at the Broome county tubercular sanitarium at Chenango Bridge. She was previously employed for a number of years at the Cuyahoga county tubercular sanitarium at Warrensville, O., near Cleveland, and at othr hospitals in the latter city and in private nursiing there. It is probable that Miss BABCOCK contracted the disease which resulted in her death while caring for others suffering from that malady.Miss BABCOCK is survived by five sisters and two brothers. The sisters are Mrs. Charles H. BAKER, of Endicott; Mrs. Bertha F. SHERWOOD and Mrs. Fannie A. B. PERT, of Binghamton; MRs. Herman M. WOUGHTER, of Westover, and MRs. Lester L. DRAKE of Wellsville. The brothers are Benjamin J. BABCOCK of Endicott, and John B. G. BABCOCK, of Binghamton, Mrs. Nettie SEVERSON, Mrs. George F. ANDREWS and D. Chester WILLIAMS, of Owego, are aunts and uncle, respectively, of the deceased.The Body was shipped from Raybrook to the home of Mrs. SHERWOOD in Binghamton, where private funeral services were hels. Burial was in the family plot in Evergreen cemetery in Owego.


John B. G. BABCOCK, formerly of Owego, who had been a resident of Sayre since 1889 and employed as a machinist by the Lehigh Valley Railroad, died at his home, 106 Stedman Street, in that borough, at 1:30 o'clock on Saturday morning, May 5, after an extended illness. He was in his 78th years.He is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Emma VOSE, of Spencer; a daughter, Mrs. Lester V. BOSTWICK of Sayre; a sister, Mrs. George H. SEVERSON, of Owego, and by five grandsons, and several nieces and nephews. The funeral, which was held at this late home on Monday afternoon, was attended by a large number of friends and acquanintaces. The Rev. H. F. DAMON, pastor of the Baptist Church officiated. Burial was in Tioga Point Cemetery.In the death of MR. BABCOCK, who was well and favorably known in Owego, Sayre has lost one of its most popular and respected citizens.


Funeral services for Joseph B. BABCOCK, who died on April 25, at Endicott, were held at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles H. BAKER, in that village, at 2 o'clock, last Thursday afternoon. The Rev. L. E. SANFORD, of the First M. E. Church, Endicott, officiated. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, in this village. The decedent had resided in Owego for many years and was well known here by the elder generation. His father, John B. G. BABCOCK, at one time a member of the Pennsylvania State Legislature, was a prominent merchant of this village and a deacon of the old Congregational Church on Park Street, in the '70s. (Hand dated 1921)

Z. T. BABCOCK (Article Not Dated)

Zachariah T. Babcock died at his home in Cleveland, O., Thursday, May 11 aged 71 years. He was a son of the late J. B. G. Babcock, a prominent businessman of this village, and for many years he resided in Owego. He is survived be one son, Henry Babcock; one daughter, Mrs. C. Honeywell of Cleveland, O.; one sister, Mrs. George R. Severson, of this village, and two brothers, John G. Babcock, of Sayre, and Joseph Babcock, of Binghamton.

MRS. A. W. BARRETT - Obituary

Mrs. Adelaide Josephine Barrett, died suddenly Friday morning, July 28, at the home of her son, A. Frank BARRETT, near Weltonville, aged 6 years. ? Mrs. BARRETT had suffered considerably from indigestion, but for a few days previous to her death she had felt better than usual. That morning her son and his wife were at the breakfast table when she came down stairs. They asked her how she felt and she replied that she felt very well and that she had slept well. She passed on into the kitchen and in a moment they heard something fall. Going to the kitchen, they found Mrs. BARRETT on the floor, just gasping. She died immediately on being carried to bed. Mrs. BARRETT was the daughter of Abel and Betsey (JACKSON) GALPIN, and was born in the Town of Candor. She had lived in Owego for several years and had spent the last years of her life in Weltonville. Mrs. BARRETT was a particularly kind and charming woman, one who made many warm friends during her residence in this village. The news of her death will be received generally with sincere sorrow. Besides her son, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Bessie ROMINE, of Akron, N.Y., and two brothers, Robert C. GALPIN, of Binghamton, and Elton GALPIN, of Cortland. The funeral was conducted at the home Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Burial was made in Evergreen Cemetery, in this village.

JOSEPHUS BARROTT - (Article not dated)

Josephus Barrott, a well-known farmer residing at Weltonville, died on Sunday, February 28, aged sixty-six years. Mr. Barrott had been in poor health for several months. He was a member of Friendship lodge, No. 153, F. and A.M., of Owego. He is survived by his wife; one sister, Mrs. Nathaniel Sherwood, of Apalachin; three brothers, Samuel R. of Weltonville; A. W. and Simeon W., of this village. His funeral will be held this (Thursday) afternoon at 1 o'clock from his late residence, and at 2 o'clock from the church in West Newark. The service at the grave will be conducted under the auspices of Friendship lodge of this village.


MRS. MALVINA BARRETT, 89 years old widow of Josephus BARRETT, died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie STRUBBLE at Pleasant Valley, Wednesday afternoon. She was born at Union. She is survived by a sister Mrs. Sylvia BRINK of Pleasant Valley. The Rev. Robert S. BOYCE will officiate at the funeral, which will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the house. Burial will be at Pleasant Valley. (hand dated Jan. 13 - 1926)


Mrs. Simeon Barrott, aged 65 years, died at Weltonville, July 15. (Year not given)


The Rev. W. C. TAYLOR, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiated at the funeral of Mrs. Jeanette DUGAN BARROTT, AT THE RESIDENCE, No. 91 Talcott Street, on Wednesday afternoon oflast week. Her death occurred April 8, following a long illness. Mrs. BARROTT's first husband, Hugh DUGAN, was well known in Owego and the surrounding countryside. He was for years head barn man at the old Central House, and more than 40 years ago became proprietor of the DUGAN House, on Front Street, just west of Park Street, which he conducted until his death. They had one son, Charles B. DUGAN, who managed the DUGAN House after his father's death, and later was londlord of the Hotel Crandall, leaving that hotel to assume charge of the Pullman dining car service on the Erie road. Besides her son, Mrs. BARROTT is survived by one step-son, John DUGAN, of New York.


Mrs. Louise Blanchard, the well-known dressmaker, died at her home on West Front street, on Saturday last of dropsy, aged 64 years. She was the widow of Joseph Blanchard and is survived by one brother, Franklin Bliss, Esq., of Richford. The funeral was held on Monday from St. Paul's church, Rev. J. H. Kidder officiating. The interment was in Evergreen cemetery. (no year given)


Claron M. BLEWER, for many years a business man in the Twelfth Ward, and at one time an alderman from that ward, died Sunday morning at 4 oclcok after a long illiness in the Binghamton City hospital. He was 74 years old.Mr. BLEWER was for 30 years an active member of BISBEE, BLEWER & WHITING, owners of a fee mill and coal business on Upper Court street. His surviving partners, Alderman Romeo H. hiting, OF THE Twelfth ward, and Romeo WHITING, Jr. now conduct the business. He retired from business several years ago and sice then he has spent most of his time at this home, 17 Milford street. He was born in Tioga county.He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Persa J. WHITING-BLEWER; a brother, Jesse C. BLEWER, of Schenectady; a nephew, Leon HOLDER, of Neward Valley; a niece, Mrs. R. D. KNAPP of Purdy Station. The funeral will be held at 9:30 o'clock Wednesday morning at his home. Burial will be in Weltonville.


Lester V. Bostwick, president of the Sayre Borough Council, died at 10:30 o'clock Friday night, April 21, of pneumonia, in the Packer Hospital at Sayre. He had been ill since the previous Tuesday. Mr. Bostwick was born July 17, 1880, in Owego, and went to Athens when 10 years old. For many years he had lived in Sayre. He learned the machinist's trade in the Lehigh shops, and was foreman for a long period, resigning a few months ago to form a partnership with Charles KELDLE and run a garage. He had been chief of the Sayre Fire Department and twice served as borough councilman. On June 15, 1904, he was married to Miss Georgia BABCOCK, who survives, with five children - Edward, John Kenneth, Robert and Clifford Bostwick. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lowell M. BOSTWICK, live at No. 317 Madison Street, in Sayre. A sister, Mrs. S. W. SLEEPER, lives in Boston.

The funeral was held at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Methodist Church of Sayre, and the Rev. Herbert M. PEASE, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Sayre, officiated. Members of the Borough Council were pallbearers. Burial was made in the Tioga Point Cemetery.


Leila HOWE BRONSON, ages 62 years, died Friday. She is survived by her husband, the Rev. Ira BRONSON; three sons, L. L. BRONSON and Raymond BRONSON, both of Mansfield, Ohio, and Paul of Protland, Conn., and two brothers, Irving HOWE of Orwell, Pa., and Eugene of Towanda, Pa., The body was removed to the Marvin Fred KELLEY funeral home, 119 Oak street. Funeral announcement will be made later. (Note: No location mentioned-possibly Tioga, Broome Counties NY -hand dated June or July 1933)LENA HOVER BARROTTDied, very suddenly, on Friday morning, Sept. 2, after a brief illness, Lina, Wife of Charles F. BARRETT, and only child of MR. and Mrs. W. E. HOVER, of West Newark, aged 36 years. The announcement of her death was a profound shock to all who knew here and brought inexpressable sadness to a large circle of relatives and friends who mourn the going out of this young life so sadly needed by her little family and by her parents to whom she was their all. Prayer service was held at the home and the funeral services in the church, at West Newark, at 2 o'clock on Sunday afternoon. The Rev. M. V. WILLIAMS, of the M. E.Church, officiating. Mrs. Mary LASON sang two selections, the last one, "Some Day We'll Understand." Mrs. TAPPAN's Sunday School Class, of which she was a member, attended in a body. The casket was covered with a profusion of beautiful flowers, that expressed a wealth of love for the sleeper. In the church yard in the shadow of the church and the scenes of her childhood, girhood and early womanhood she was laid to rest.Firday a telegram was received announcing the death of Lillian, Wife os Harry BARRETT at their home. In New Jersey. Besides her husband three small children survive. Burial and funeral services were held on Monday at Speedsville. (hand dated 1921)


Mrs. Bessie CODNER, wife of Harry CODNER, of Owego, died Monday, March 3, aged 47 years. She was the daughter of Emile BARRETT and Adeline (GALPIN) BARRETT, and was born in Weltonville, March 30, 1876. Besides her husband she is survived by one brother, Frank BARRETT, of Elmira. The Rev. Arnold W. BLOOMFIELD will officiate at the funeral to be held on Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the home of Charles N. CODNER, No 358 Front Street. Burial will be made in Tioga Cemetery.


Barney DAGGETT, a well-known farmer residing on the old Lake farm, at Fairfield, near Weltonville, died on Saturday night. He was a veteran of the Civil War. He is survived by his aged wife, who, for the past two years has been confined to her bed with a broken hip. The funeral was held on Tuesday noon at the home.


Franklin Irving DIMON, a well-known carpenter of Apalachin, died at his home, on Friday, March 27, aged 71 years. He was the son of Milo DIMON and was born in Warren, Pa., on Nov. 25, 1853. He formerly lived in Owego until removing to Apalachin about 13? Years ago. He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Mrs. R. C. MITCHELL, of Philadelphia, and two sons, Ransford DIMON, of Rome, Pa., and David DIMON, of Warren Center, Pa. The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon at the home with burial in Riverside Cemetery, at Apalachin. The Rev. Leonard D. ARMLIN officiated.


A loving wife and daughter has gone
A voice we loved is stilled
A place is vacant in our home
That never can be filled

She's gone to heaven to dwell with Him.
Who doeth all things well;
But how we miss her in our home
No mortal tongue can tell.

Lonely for husband and parents dear,
But Mabel is safe at rest
Singing the songs the Angels sing,
Safe, Safe, on Jesus's breast.

Yet off we left the tearful eye
To hear her calling from the sky,
Oh! How could we here absence bear,
But that we hope to meet her there.

A Card of Thanks - We wish to extend our thanks and appreciation to those, who sent flowers and assisted in the burial of our beloved wife, daughter, granddaughter and sister. R. D. ELLSWORTH, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. GREEN, Mr. and Mrs. A. WHITE, Mr. and MRs. L. W. GLANN.


Owego, July 9 - Mrs. Charlotte A. GALPIN, wife of Robert C. GALPIN, died Monday night at her home, 44 Adeline street, following a long illness, aged 73. She had been a resident of this village for about 12 years. She was born in Weltonville, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Simeon W. BARRETT.
(hand dated July 10, 1930)

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