Sometimes you stumble across a wonderful time capsule of history like a diary
or a book of notes extended through a period of time that really gives an
insight as to the people, society and thoughts. The following is taken from
the records of Mrs. Nelson Burr, Secretary of the Class of 1877. Over a span of at least 40 years,
she recorded people, deaths, reunions and other data
relative to the class. These names have been transcribed as they appear in the records. At
the bottom of this listing you will find various notes concerning these scholars, as Mrs. Burr
refers to them. Over the next few months, stay tuned for more on this
class as pages are added.
H. C. Finch
Macy De lano
Mrs. Nelson Burr, as she is documented throughout her notes, is
actually Lillie Chase. She and Nelson lived on the corner of N. Main and North
Streets in Broadalbin.
The teacher, D. D. Crouse, married one of his students,
Kittie Cleveland. He was about 14 yrs. her senior. She died young, in 1886.
David D. Crouse later married Mary R. Brown. David died in 1909. The Methodist
Church has a project well along of photographing all of the stained
glass windows, obtaining and copying photos of those memorialized thereon, with a
brief write up of each person. It so happens that D. D. Crouse is memorialized on
one of these windows. If anyone happens to have a photograph or
information, please contact the Church Historian by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
to help in this project. Thank you!
Ida Tymerson married Dick Lee.
Will Sheldon married Emma Horton
H. C. Finch married
Lottie Barker. H. C. Finch became a renowned Broadalbin doctor and his wife,
Lottie was the daughter of another Broadalbin doctor, Dr. David N. Barker.
Ella Dye and Henry Dye are brother and sister.
Nelson Girlick is probably Nelson Gulick (Gulick is an old
George Stevens is probably George Stever or Stevers. George
Stever became a well known undertaker and Stevers Mills is named after the paper
mills owned by his father.