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G. A. R., Canby Post, No. 17
G. A. R., Colonel Sammons Post, No. 242
Sons of Veterans, David Getman, Jr. Post, No. 12
G. A. R., Ansel Denison Post

The following records have been copied and compiled  and are currently in the Gloversville City Archives.  They were contributed by James F. Morrison.


  

Canby Post, No. 17

Gloversville Miscellaneous Directory, Grand Army Republic 1880-81

Commander:  A. B. Pearce
Sen. Vice-Commander:  E. Morgan
Jun. Vice-Commander:  Horace Davis
Surgeon:  R. Aucock
Chaplain:  James Taylor
O. D.:  M. E. Soule
O. G.:  Wm. R. Briggs
Adjutant:  H. J. Anthony
Quartermaster:  Joseph Dailey
Sergeant Major:  G. Hagadorn
Q. M. Sergeant:  George E. Potter

Meetings Friday evening of each week at Canby Post, 117 Main Street.
Copied from The Gloversville, Kingsborough and Johnstown Directory for 1880-81, O. H. Bame & Co. Publishers, Gloversville, page 130.

  

Gloversville Miscellaneous Directory, Grand Army Republic 1881-82

Commander:  E. D. Newton
Sen. Vice-Commander:  J. Van Rensselaer
Jun. Vice-Commander:  R. Neal
Surgeon:  R. Aucock
Chaplain:  E. B. Hemstreet
O. D.:  W. Hawley
O. G.:  J. Van Auken
Adjutant:  H. J. Anthony
Quartermaster:  G. Potter
Sergeant Major:  J. Dailey
Q. M. Sergeant:  A. B. Pearce

Meetings Friday evening of each week at Canby Post, 117 Main Street.
Copied from The Gloversville, Kingsborough and Johnstown Directory for 1881-82, O. H. Bame & Co. Publishers, Gloversville, page 128.

  

Gloversville Miscellaneous Directory, Grand Army Republic 1882-83

Commander: Thomas Pursell
Sen. Vice-Commander:  G. V. Wheeler
Jun. Vice-Commander:  George Goodfellow
Surgeon:  R. Aucock
Chaplain:  Harper Burch
O. D.:  C. Hagadorn
O. G.:  James Taylor
Adjutant:  W. M. Harris
Quartermaster:  H. J. Allen
Sergeant Major:  E. S. Day
Q. M. Sergeant:  J. K. Dye

Meetings Friday evening of each week at Canby Post, 117 Main Street.
Copied from The Gloversville and Johnstown Directory for 1882-83, O. H. Bame & Co. Publishers, Gloversville, page 130.

***  Gloversville News  ***

The Grand Army of the Republic sent delegates to the Grand Encampment at Albany yesterday.  Comrade Charles L. Clark represented Canby Post, and Melvin Cole, Sammons Post as the delegates from Gloversville.  The Commanders  of the tow Posts and a number of Comrades are also in attendance at the Encampment, which continues until Friday night.

Copied from the The Fulton County Republican, Thursday, February 24, 1887, Vol. XVII No. 35, page 3.

    

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Headquarters
Canby Post, No. 17
Dept. of N. Y. G. A. R.
Gloversville, N. Y.  May 7, 1888

To the Honorable Board of Trustees of Gloversville,
Gentlemen,

You are hereby cordially invited to Parade and assist in the Ceremonies of Memorial Day, May 30, 1888.

The Parade to form on Main St. with right of same on Fulton at 1 pm and Match at 1:30 p.m. sharp.  By order of Committee Arrangements.

Respectfully yours,
Wm. H. Harris
Adjt. Canby Post No. 17
G. A. R.

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Gloversville Miscellaneous Directory, Grand Army Republic 1892

Commander:  A. E. Rice
Sen. Vice-Commander:  E. L. Beach
Jun. Vice-Commander:  R. T. Wells
Surgeon:  J. F. Hollett
Chaplain:  D. A. Finch
O. D.:  C. Godfrey
O. G.:  J. Wickware
Adjutant:  Wm. M. Harris
Quartermaster:  B. Vandenburg
Sergeant Major:  E. M. Bailey
Q. M. Sergeant:  T. Pursell

Regular Encampment Friday evening of each week, at 13 N. Main.

Canby W. R. C., No. 12

President:  Mrs. Mary Buschman
Sen. Vice Pres.: Mrs. Emma Scoville
Junior Vice Pres.:  Mrs. Lottie Snyder
Secretary:  Mrs. Lizzie Pursell
Treasurer:  Mrs. M. Taylor
Chaplain:  Mrs. Harriet Hollett
Conductor:  Mrs. Carrie Finkle
Asst. Conductor:  Mrs. H. Hogan
Guard:  Mrs. E. Vosburg
Asst. Guard:  Mrs. E. Nichols

Meets at 7:30 Tuesday evening of each week at Post rooms, 13 N. Main.

Copied from The Gloversville and Johnstown Directory for 1892, O. H. Bame & Co. Publisher, Collins & Leaning Co., Gloversville, Vol. XIX, page 227.

  

***  Brevities  ***

Special meeting of Canby Post, G. A. R., tonight at 7:30 o'clock to make arrangements to attend the funeral of Fletcher Hollett.  Members of the 115th New York regiment are especially invited to attend.

Copied from the The Morning Herald, Wednesday, October 10, 1906, Vol. IX No. 194, page 3.

  

***  Brevities  ***

Canby Post, G. A. R. will have a coffee social and elect officers this evening.  All comrades are requested to be present.  E. M. Bailey, Commander.

Copied from the The Morning Herald, Friday, December 7, 1906, Vol. IX No. 244, page 2.

   

***  Officers Elected, 1906  ***

Commander:  E. W. Bailey
Sen. Vice-Commander:  George Shufelt
Jun. Vice-Commander:  Jay Karker
Chaplain:  Theodore Smith
O. D.:  Albert Allen
O. G.:  E. Ward
Quartermaster:  Deacon Haggart
Sergeant:  I. Graff
Delegate to National Encampment:  T. Pursell

Copied from the The Morning Herald, Saturday, December 8, 1906, Vol. IX No. 245, page 4.

  

***  Brevities  ***

The Canby post, G. A. R., and Womens Relief Corps will hold a joint installation at their rooms Tuesday  evening.  All members are requested to be present.

Copied from the The Morning Herald, Monday, January 6, 1908, Vol. XI No. 238, page 8.

  

***  Brevities  ***

Members of Canby Post, W. R. C. will meet at the rooms Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock to assist with comfortables, and to be present at the regular meeting.  Business of importance is to be transacted.

Copied from the The Gloversville Daily Leader, Monday, October 11, 1909, Vol. 23 No. 36, page 9.

  

***  Brevities  ***

The ladies of Canby W. R. C. will serve a clam chowder supper at the post rooms this evening.

Copied from the The Morning Herald, Tuesday, November 7, 1911, Vol. XV No. 189, page 8.

  

***  Brevities  ***

The annual inspection of Canby post, G. A. R. will take place this evening at the post rooms at 7:30 o'clock.  Comrade A. R. Meyers, the county inspector, conducting the inspection.  All veterans of the post are requested to be present.

Copied from the The Morning Herald, Friday, November 24, 1911, Vol. XV No. 204, page 6.

  

Post and Corps in Joint Installation

A joint installation of Canby Post, G. A. R., and the Women's Relief Corps was held last evening at the Canby Hall.  The officers of Canby W. R. C. were installed by Past President Mrs. Anna Burnap and are as follows:

President:  Mrs. Lillian Managun
Senior Vice-president:  Mrs. Sarah Swan
Junior Vice-president:  Mrs. Louisa Shutts
Secretary:  Mrs. Jerusha Higgins
Treasurer:  Mrs. Elizabeth Pursell
Chaplain:  Mrs. Anna Burnap
Conductor:  Mrs. E. Chamberlain
Asst. Conductor:  Mrs. Lena Higgins
Guard:  Mrs. Sarah Clute
Asst. Guard:  Mrs. Orcelia Cosselman
Patriotic Instructor:  Mrs. Harriet Pratt
Press Correspondent:  Mrs. Myra Blowers
Delegate at large:  Mrs. E. Chamberlain
Alternate:  Mrs. Sarah Swan
Musician:  Mrs. Mary Robinson
Color Bearers:  Mrs. Anna Karker, Mrs. Agnes Putman, Mrs. Louisa Dornberg, Mrs. Mary Harris

Officers of Canby Post, No. 17, G. A. R., were installed by Past Post Commander William M. Harris.  The officers are:

Commander:  George H. Swan
Sen. Vice-Commander:  Edward M. Bailey
Jun. Vice-Commander:  Dean Haggart
Surgeon:  Isaac Groff
Chaplain:  Jacob A. Karker
O. D.:  Albert Allen
O. G.:  D. A. Dornburgh
Adjutant:  William M. Harris
Quartermaster:  William H. Hare
Sergeant Major:  John K. Dye
Second Sergeant Major:  John M. Clute
Patriotic Instructor:  E. M. Bailey

Copied from the The Morning Herald, Wednesday, January 7, 1914, Vol. XVII No. 234, page 5.

    

Col. Sammons Post, No. 242

Johnstown Miscellaneous Directory, Grand Army Republic 1882-83

Commander:  A. B. Pearce
Sen. Vice-Commander:  John Lee
Jun. Vice-Commander:  E. C. Morgan
Surgeon:  J. A. Amenta
Chaplain:  P. J. Keck
O. D.:  M. E. Soules
O. G.:  Wm. Hawley
Adjutant:  H. J. Anthony
Quartermaster:  Joseph Dailey
Sergeant Major:  J. H. Swarthout
Q. M. Sergeant:  W. J. Griffis

Meetings Friday evening of each week at G. A. R., 102 and 104 Main Street.
Copied from The Gloversville, Kingsborough and Johnstown Directory for 1882-83, O. H. Bame & Co. Publishers, Gloversville, page 130.

  

***  Gloversville News  ***

Col. Sammons W. R. C., No. 21, will hold a special meeting Saturday evening, Feb. 21st, at half past seven o'clock, at the G. A. R. Hall.  A full attendance of the members is desired.

Copied from the The Fulton County Republican, Thursday, February 10, 1887, Vol. XVII No. 33, page 2.

  

***  Local Record  ***

A number of the members of Col. Sammons W. R. C. accepted an invitation from Mrs. Giles Higgins, Montgomery street, and took tea with that lady last night.  They enjoyed a very pleasant evening.

Copied from the The Daily Leader, Gloversville, Saturday, August 1, 1891, Vol. IV No. 292, page 8.

 

***  G. A. R.  ***

December 8, 1892
Headquarters Col. Sammons Post
No. 242, Dept. of New York, G. A. R.

Comrades are requested to attend the funeral of our late comrade, Hiram Plantz, Saturday at 10 a.m., from his house, No. 40 Rural avenue.

By the Commander
F. D. Stranchen

Copied from the The Daily Leader, Gloversville, Friday, December 9, 1892, Vol. VI No. 87, page 6.

  

***  Local Record  ***

The ladies of Col. Sammons W. R. C. will hold a New England supper at the G. A. R. hall next Tuesday evening, Dec. 13.  Supper 13 cents.  All are invited.  Supper from 5 to 9 p.m.

Copied from the The Daily Leader, Gloversville, Friday, December 9, 1892, Vol. VI No. 87, page 8.

  

***  Local Record  ***

All members of Col. Sammons W. R. C. are requested to meet Saturday at 2 p.m. at the residence of Mrs. Hawley, No. 7 Potter street, to attend the funeral of a comrade.  By order of the president.

Copied from the The Gloversville Daily Leader, Friday, September 30, 1898, Vol. XI No. 56, page 8.

  

***  Social and Fraternal ***

Regular encampment of Col. Sammons pos, at 7:30 this evening, after which the comrades will march to the fair at Mills hall in a body.  By order of W. A. Sears, commander, Attest:  Allen Lovejoy, adjutant.

Copied from the The Daily Leader, Gloversville, Saturday, February 4, 1899, Vol. XI No. 162, page 8.

  

***  Fraternal Orders  ***

The Col. Sammons Relief Corps will hold an ice cream social this evening at 31 James Street.  All on Mrs. Harrington's side are requested to attend.

Copied from the The Morning Herald, Tuesday, August 22, 1911, Vol. XV No. 124, page 4.

  

***  Inspected Sammons W. R. C.  ***

The annual inspection of the Womens Relief Corps of Colonel Sammons Post, G. A. R., was held last evening and was attended by a large number of members and by guests from the corps of Canby post of this city and the Johnstown post.  Mrs. Rose Watson of Christmore Corps of Ilion was the inspector and expressed her pleasure at the fine condition in which she found the affairs [of] the Corps.  Mrs. Watson gave a brief address to those present and the visiting members also made a few remarks.  Mrs. Watson was presented with a large and beautiful bouquet by the members of Colonel Sammons Corps, which she appreciated.  Refreshments were served and all enjoyed a very pleasant evening.

Copied from the The Morning Herald, Saturday, November 25, 1911, Vol. XV No. 205, page 6.

   

Sons of Veterans: David Getman, Jr. Post

  

***  The Post and Camp Units ***

David Getman, Jr. post and Gettysburg Camp, the two Sons of Veterans organizations of this city, were consolidated under the camp system Tuesday evening at the rooms of the post.  The name of the combined organization will be definitely settled at a meeting to be held Thursday evening.  Capt. A. W. Barret of Johnstown was deputized to install officers, who are as follows:

Captain:  B. T. Burlingham
1st Lieutenant:  George Dye
2d Lieutenant:  George W. Burns
Chaplain:  C. Taft

Refreshments were served in Canby post room.  The combination of post and camp will have a beneficial effect by doing away with the rivalry that caused a bitterness of feeling among the Sons of Veterans fathers, who in their emity of action in preserving the Union, set the example and sang in harmony:  "Comrades touch the elbow."  Gloversville Standard.

Copied from The Johnstown Daily Republican, Thursday Evening November 20, 1890, Vol. I No. 122, page 3.

  

***  Veteran Military Organizations ***

Capt. David Getman Jr., Camp No. 13

Com:  Jacob H. Miller
S. V. C.:  George W. Dye
J. V. C.:  John Van Natten
Sec.: Arthur Graff Treasurer:  R. L. Cole

Meets first and third Fridays at Malta Temple, 26 N. Main.

Copied from The Gloversville and Johnstown Directory, H. A. Manning Cp., Schenectady 1915, Vol. XLII, page 377.

 

***  G. A. R. and W. R. C. Patriotic Service  ***

The members of the G. A. R. and W. R. C. celebrated both Lincoln's and Washington's birthdays in Forester's hall Friday night, when a very interesting program was presented.  Vocal solos were rendered by Mrs. Mary Robinson and Miss Valeda Frank, Rev. Charles George Bikle of St. James Lutheran church, spoke on "Lincoln", and Rev. J. W. Somerville, D. D., of Fremont Street M. E. church, on "Washington".  Both pastors gave excellent talks of a most interesting nature.  Remarks were also made by Commander Wilbur Alpaugh of the G. A. R.  "America" was sung by the audience and the flag salute was given.  After the entertainment, refreshments were served.

Copied from The Morning Herald, Monday, February 26, 1917, Vol. XX No. 282, page 5.

  

***  Fraternal Notes  ***

A meeting of the auxiliary of Captain David Getman Camp, Sons of Veterans, was held Friday night. Two new members were initiated, and there was one new application received. The next meeting will be held March 17 and a covered dish [arty will be served to which the Sons of Veterans are invited.

Copied from The Morning Herald, Monday, March 6, 1922, Vol. XXV No. 288, page 3. 1915, Vol. XLII, page 377.

  

Ansel Denison Post, G. A. R.

  

***  Meetings  ***

Members of Ansel Denison W. R. C. will meet in Foresters Hall tonight at 8.  Supper will be served at 6:30 and the reception for new members will take place from 5:30 to 6.  Officers are asked to wear white.  Members of the G. A. R. are invited to the supper.

Copied from The Morning Herald, Friday, March 28, 1930, Vol. XXXV No. 2, page 18.

  

***  Society Notes  ***

Women's Relief Corps

At the regular meeting of Ansel Denison Post, 12 Woman's Relief corps, held last night in Forester's hall, a covered dish supper was enjoyed and a reception tendered new members.  Guests of honor at the meeting were:  Commander, David Mulligan and Senior Vice Commander, Martin Hays of Ansel Denison Post, 17, G. A. R.  Those who were initiated last evening were:  Mrs. Bessie Graham, daughter of the Senior Vice Commander of the G. A. R., Mrs. Anna Trevett, daughter of Commander Mulligan, Mrs. Cora B. Hogan, Mrs. Helen Webster, Margaret Freeman, Berth Pedrick, Delia Guinup.  Cards will be sent to Mrs. David Doenburgh, Sunday, it will be her 80th birthday.  The executive committee for April will be those whose birthdays occur that month.

Copied from The Morning Herald, Saturday, March 29, 1930, Vol. XXXV No. 3, page 3.

 

***  Society Notes  ***

W. R. C. Plans for Social

Plans for a social to be held Monday night with Mrs. Charles Wilbur, 143 East State street, were made by members of the Women's Relief Corps meeting last night in the New Maccabee hall on South Main street. Reports on the contest now being staged between the Reds and the Blues were received. The contest ends Nov. 1.

Copied from The Morning Herald, Saturday, October 27, 1934, Vol. XXXVIII No. 182, page 5.

  

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