Fulton County Scrapbook


Bessie’s Birthday, 1894
Children Make Merry at the Home of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Getman

Yesterday was the ninth birthday anniversary of Miss Bessie Getman, and the event was celebrated in a most happy fashion by a large number of her little friends. There were 78 invitations issued for the event, and of this number 74 little friends were present in response. The children enjoyed juvenile games to their hearts’ content and no end of merriment was occasioned by a George Washington game, conducted very much like a donkey party. A cherry tree was drawn on paper and hung up, and with paper hatchets, the children, blind-folded, attempted to pin their hatchets in a cut made made at the base of the tree. Some excellent efforts were made, while some caused uproarious laughter. Prizes were given for the best and poorest attempts. The first prize, a handsome leather-bound writing tablet, was awarded to Miss Bertha Place, and the booby prize, a china cup and saucer, to Miss Elizabeth Egelston. Refreshments were served bountifully to the children, after which they danced to excellent piano music. Miss Getman was the recipient of a large number of presents, some of which were of a very pretty and valuable description.

The participants in the happy occasion were:

Misses Bessie Brower, Vernie Allen, Edna Allen, Bertha Allen, Mollie Baker, Alice Baker, Alice Burton, Sarah Johnson, Harriet Johnson, Clara Demming, Asenath Demming, Marion Mills, Laura Heacock, Lulu Brown, Susie Burr, Helen Heacock, Margaret Judson, Jennie Whitney, Leora Van Dresser, Rose Levor, Grace Levor, Sylvia Levor, Grace Martin, Helen Martin, Lena Taylor, Bessie Mills, Marguerite Fox, Bertha Place, Marion Whitney, Loraine Pepper, Jessie French, Helen Tate, Jessie Tate, Lillie McNab Burton, Mamie Zimmer, Maudie Cook, Nellie Hall, Mamie Sullivan, Matie Vedder, Alice Safford, Jennie Rose, Katie Rose, Eva Stockamore, Mabel Wilson, Ella Moree, Elizabeth Egelston, Alvenus Pringle, Kittie Clark, Nellie Walsh, , Julia Colins, Mollie Drake, Alida Belden, Margaret Kasson, Jennie Morgan, Bertha Snow, Mae Steele, Mes. Electa A. Fay. Masters Arthur Stockamore, Philip Heacock, Bert Zimmer, Frank Morse, Alfred Morse, Harold Becker, Len Saunders, Frank Saunders, Carl Rosa, Lawrence Mills, Albert Dunson, Arthur Graff, Herbert Still, Walter Shotwell, Everett Shotwell, Herbert Edwards, Eugene Leaning, Alfred Sullivan. Out of town guests: Miss Islay Brown, Johnstown, N. Y.; Miss Bertha Silvernail, San Francisco, Cal.; Miss Bessie Fillmore, Oakland, Cal.; Master John Beakley, Johnstown, N. Y.; Master Arthur C. Lake, Lewiston, Idaho; Master Pierre Simpkins and sister, Amsterdam, N. Y.


Bohanan, Esther - W. C. T. U. Notes

Members of the W. C. T. U. gave a surprise party last evening after the business session to Miss Esther Bohanan, whose birthday was May 6. Thirty or more members and friends were present. Character sketches were given in which Mrs. Lena Rose, Mrs. Lena Graham, Mrs. Harriet Van Nostrand and Mrs. Margaret Brust represented “Uncle Sam,” Josiah and Samantha Allen and their son. A banquet was served.


Mr. Blaine on his deathbed.
The Maine Statesman Said to be Rapidly Failing. 1892

New York – Dec. 15. The following special dispatch from Washington has been received:

“James G. Blaine is now on his deathbed. The strength-sapping malady from which he has suffered for so long a time has assumed a form which warns his family and friends of a speedy termination. The disease attacked his lungs a short time ago and its course has baffled the skill of his physicians. “The visit of Dr. E. G. Janeway of New York to Mr. Blaine is indicative of the extreme anxiety of the family. When the fact became known that Mr. Blaine’s lungs were succumbing to the ravages of disease, plans were laid to convey the distinguished invalid to Pasadena, Cal., in the hope that a mild and soothing climate might enable him to rally. Mr. Blaine’s weakness, however, increased so rapidly that it was deemed unsafe to move him and the trip to California was abandoned. There is reason to believe that the ex-secretary’s death may occur any day.


Marriage Notice of Willie Gage and Anna Machold
July 7 (no year)

Mr. Willie Gage and Miss Anna A. Machold, daughter of George of this city, were united in marriage Wednesday evening by Rev. A. M. Whetstone at his room, No. 54 Bleecker Street.


Foster, Samuel A., April 5, 1906
Died This Morning in Hundredth Year
Samuel M. Foster passed Away at Mountain Lake.

For Many Years a Resident and Real Estate Owner in Town of Caroga and Served as Supervisor from That Town – A Methodist Minister for More than Sixty Years.

Rev. Samuel M. Foster, probably the oldest man in Fulton County, died at one o’clock this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. G. Haggart, at Mountain Lake.

On the twenty-third day of last month, Mr. Foster celebrated his 99th birthday. Quoting in part from data furnished by an article published in The Leader on the occasion of his ninety-eighth anniversary last year, Mr. Foster had not only a long life to look back on, but what is fat better, a life entirely spent in usefulness to his own family, his neighbors and town, to state and national government. For a very long time he was resident and real estate owner of the town of Caroga, was a justice of the peace for 32 years, assessor for 22 years, and also served three terms as supervisor. But what a glorious record he has borne as a real representative of the gospel! He was a minister of the M. E. church for over sixty years, and only God knows what immense good he had done in all those years for a noble cause. In all his functions and performances as an officer, in temporal and spiritual things, he performed his duties with a genial, pleasing and ever helpful disposition. His life as a citizen, man and preacher was always an example to men, and his influence for morality and Christianity was great. Until quite recently he enjoyed a bright and genial spirit in his declining years, and remembered many things which a younger mind could not. He had the self respect and esteem of all who knew him, as he lived in the hearts of the people as the result of the seed sowed by him through many acts of kindness.

Mr. Foster has lived for some years with his daughter, Mrs. J. G. Haggart, at Mountain Lake, where he enjoyed a good home, the best of care, and was surrounded by sympathetic hearts.

Mr. Foster is survived by two daughters, Mrs. J. G. Haggart of Mountain Lake, Mrs. Daniel Van Lone of Gloversville, and two sons, Charles H. Foster of Johnstown and William E. Foster of Caroga. The funeral announcement will be made later.


Pauley, Loie A.
Died in Utica State Hospital
April 22, 1905, The Gloversville Daily

Miss Lole A. Pauley Succumbs to Attack of Tonsilitis, Resulting in Brain Trouble.

Miss Loie A. Pauley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pauley, No. 63 Bleecker street, died at Utica State Hospital yesterday afternoon at 5 o’clock. The deceased was a young lady of excellent qualities and her death ahs cast a gloom among a wide circle of friends as well as the bereaved family. The circumstances of attending her death are peculiarly sad. The deceased had been in poor health for some time, but recently she suffered an attack of tonsilitis, which developed into a brain trouble, and after a consultation of doctors it was decided that Miss Pauley required special treatment and she was taken to Utica Tuesday and placed in the care of a specialist for brain trouble. The removal to the hospital was made as a last resort, and instead of the hoped for improvement there was a rapid decline until the end came yesterday afternoon. Thursday evening the deceased showed the first signs peritonitis, at which time Dr. Glass, one of the most skillful physicians of Utica took charge of the case, but this with other complications weakened her physical condition to such an extent that she failed to yield to medical attendance. Word was received in this city Thursday evening to the effect that her condition was considered dangerous, and Dr. Lefler, the family physician, left for that institution, where Mr. Cassedy remained until the end and accompanied the remains to this city last evening.

The deceased was forty years of age and her entire life had been passed in Gloversville, where she was well known, enjoying the friendship and acquaintance of a very large circle. Of a cheerful, happy disposition, she greatly endeared herself to all with whom she came into contact and the announcement of her sad death will bring sorrow and sadness to the hearts of many who admired and loved her because of her many estimable qualities. Loyalty and devotion to others in the time of sickness had made great inroads upon the usually rugged constitution of Miss Pauley, and despite the repeated warnings of physicians and others, she continued her work of ministering to those near and dear to her until, when stricken herself, she fell readily a victim to disease.

She was a member of the First M. E. church, the Epworth league and Sunday school of the church, being unusually active in the church and these auxiliaries. For a long time, until recently, she had been the secretary of the Epworth league and greatly interested in its welfare. She was equally active in the Sunday school and all the good works connected with the church, in which circles she will be sadly missed. Miss Pauley was also actively identified with the Order of the Eastern Star, being the treasurer of that organization at the time of her death.

Besides her parents, the deceased is survived by two sisters, Mrs. William S. Cassedy and Mrs. Henry Knack, both of this city.

The funeral service will be held at the home Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Rev. H. H. Murdock will officiate and interment will be made in the Pauley plot at Prospect Hill cemetery.


Peek, Fred, July 1, 1899
Horse and Rider Killed. 
The terrible Work of a Thunder Bolt -
Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. Peek Overcome and Nearly Crazed by the Shock.

The short, sharp thunderstorm of yesterday afternoon had not yet passed away when the news of a terrible calamity swept through the city and caused expressions of sorrow and sympathy from hundreds of lips. The story was that Fred Peek, the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. Peek, had been struck by lightning while sitting upon his horse on Rural avenue, and that both horse and rider were instantly killed. The story proved to be too true.

The young man was about 17 years old, a bright promising boy, idolized by his parents and loved by all who knew him. Early yesterday afternoon he left his home for a ride to the ball grounds near the boulevard and remained there until the signs of a heavy storm at hand admonished him to leave. He turned his horse’s head toward homeward just after the first thunder clap, and in company with Edward Judson left the grounds, where they separated. They had scarcely lost sight of each other when the second clap of thunder came like the crash of artillery, about 5:40 o’clock, and at the same instant three men who were at work on a cellar wall on Rural avenue saw Fred Peek and his horse fall to the ground, where they remained in the stillness of death.

The eye-witnesses to the shocking event were Daniel Abbe of 39 White street, Stephen Mowers of 38 White street, and Alex. Hoyt of 49 Division street.

The horse lay very near the spot where it fell, when a Leader reporter visited the place this morning, and one of the workmen above mentioned described the fatality as he had seen it. When the bright flash of lightning came he and his companions were looking eastward and saw the horse and rider. Simultaneous with the flash the horse stopped short, then fell like a stone in the road. The three hastened to the spot and found the horse lying on its side with feet pointed north, while the dead boy’s head was toward the south, his face buried in the sand, and one foot still resting in the stirrup, showing that there had been scarcely a quiver of the bodies after the bolt struck. The men dragged the dead horse down into the ditch on the north side of the road, and tenderly straightened the form of the boy on the turf at the south side. His face and neck had assumed a purplish hue. The only mark on the horse was a faint spot on the back, a little right of the spine, and from it a faint streak across of the haunch and down the right hind leg to the hoof.

Coroner Philips Was Summoned and Arrived about half and hour after the fatality, and fully an hour elapsed after the accident before the boy’s remains were carried home. This was done with a stretcher in the hands of Hart’s men, under instructions from the coroner. The latter decided that an inquest was not necessary.

A careful exterior examination this morning revealed only a small discoloration immediately back of the boy’s left ear, but it is the opinion of the doctors that the electricity affecting the spine and heart was cause of immediate death.

The news of their sad loss was first broken to the father at his store on Bleecker street, and by him conveyed to the mother. The effect on both was agonizing in the extreme, and especially so upon Mrs. Peek, who is in poor health. The most sincere and heartfelt sympathy is expressed for them throughout the city.

The funeral will be held from the house, No. 61 First Avenue, Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock.


Phelps, Julia, A.
Death Notice

The funeral of Mrs. Julia A. Phelps was held at her late home, No. 22 Church street, at 2 o’clock this afternoon. The services were conducted by Rev. A. W. Bourn. The pall bearers were Hon. J. Howard Burr, Deacon Aaron Simmons, Deacon Wm. Shankland, Thomas Benedict, Charles Marriott and Lemuel Wooster. Interment in Prospect Hill cemetery.


Mrs. Sophia L. Peake.
Death Notice

Mrs. Sophia L. Peake, whose death was announced in the LEADER yesterday afternoon, was survived by two sons, Marcus T. and Asa B. Peake, and by two daughters, Alice Peake and Mrs. Hervey Ross. Mrs. Peake, whose maiden name was Bassett, was born at Andes, Delaware county, N. Y., Feb. 21, 1817. She was married at Andes in 1840 and fifteen years later removed to Gloversville, where her husband succeeded to the practice of his brother, Dr. Wm. C. Peake, who had removed to Johnstown. Dr. Peake, who had gained much prominence in his profession in this county, died in 1865. Mrs. Peake had been in the enjoyment of good health until about two months ago, when she was afflicted with the malady which resulted in her death. Notwithstanding the serious character of her sickness, she continued to maintain that cheerfulness of demeanor which had characterized all the years of her life, and it was not until within a few days of her death that her spirits yielded to the sufferings which racked her body.


Death of Asa Streeter
Another Old Resident Added to List of the Departed.

In the death of Asa Streeter, which occurred at his residence, No. 17 West Pine street, at 3 o’clock this morning, a kind, patient and affectionate husband and father has passed away, after a lingering and painful illness borne without a complaint. His last moments were peaceful; trusting all to Jesus, he passed into that sweet rest which awaits all followers of our Saviour. Of a cheerful and hopeful disposition, he won many friends, who, with his family, deeply mourn their loss.

Mr. Streeter was born at Cummington, Mass., and was 71years of age. Forty-four years ago he was married to Miss Elizabeth Sparrow of Oneida county, who survives him. He was the father of five children, four of whom are now living: Wells J. and Ward H. of Fonda, and Emma J. and Minnie B. of this city. Mr. Streeter has resided in the city about 22 years and has always been a highly respected citizen. He was an ardent Republican and took great interest in political matters. For the past few years he has been very successful. In the early part of his life he spent several years in the tanning business.  The funeral will be held from his late residence at 2:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon. The service will be conducted by Rev. Dr. Gardner of the First Presbyterian church, of which Mr. Streeter was a regular attendant.


Funeral of James S. Hosmer

The funeral of James S. Hosmer was held from his late residence on East Fulton street, this afternoon, the service being conducted by Rev. Wm. E. Park, pastor of the Congregational church, assisted by Rev. Mr. Dunning of South Norwalk, CT., the original pastor of the church, after the present edifice was erected. Mr. Park was enjoying his vacation in Biddeford, Maine, but came home to conduct the service in response to a telegram requesting him to do so. The pall bearers were John H. Richardson, P. B. Parsons, W. F. Burton, A. D. L .Baker, W. D. West and John L. Getman. A profusion of beautiful flowers, tributes from loving friends, surrounded the casket in which the remains rested. Among the friends from distant points in attendance were W. S. Wortman, stepson of the deceased, of Bethel, Conn., and Mrs. L. D. Hitchcock of Hartford. The remains were interred in Prospect Hill Cemetery.


(Subject of Illustration)

Who Recently Celebrated the 62d Anniversary of Their Marriage.

The pictures of Mr. and Mrs. Silas Shutts, of this city, which are presented to the readers of the GLOBE to-day, represent perhaps, the oldest couple in this section of the State, and in fact it is seldom that two people live as many years together. They are pleasantly situated at their home, No. 41 Greene avenue. They were married January 5, 1832, by Rev. Elisha Yale, D. D., about two miles west of this city, where they resided till about three years ago. They are the parents of 12 children. They have 18 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Mr. Shutts is in his 87th years, and his wife is 83 and in good health and spirits. She is active and enjoys doing her own work.

Mr. Shutts is one of the pioneers in the leather dressing business, having removed here from Canada 66 years ago and the entered the employ of Philander Heacock, at the very small pay (as we view it now) of $10 per month. For more than half a century the aged couple have been members of the Methodist Church, where they have a wide circle of friends.

Their children and friends joined in making the anniversary of the wedding an event never to be forgotten, and the GLOBE extends hearty congratulations, and hopes many more years of enjoyment may be added to their earthly pilgrimage.


Fox, Mr. and Mrs. E. P.
A Very Pleasant Evening Celebrated on High Street Last Evening.

A very enjoyable event occurred at the home of Mr. And Mrs. E. P. Fox, No. 22 High street, last evening, when a large number of their friends gathered to celebrate the tenth anniversary of their marriage. The party was a complete surprise to Mr. and Mrs. Fox and the affair was very neatly arranged. Mr. and Mrs. Fox were invited out to tea and returned home about 8 o’clock. The house was in darkness and their surprise upon entering and finding the rooms filled with guests can better be imagined than described. The evening was passed socially and in playing cards. At 11 o’clock supper was served, after which the guests departed. Mr. and Mrs. Fox were the recipients of a large number of handsome presents, among which was an elegant cabinet and several valuable pieces of silver and cut glass ware. Following is a list of those present:

Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Heacock, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Hays, Mr. and Mrs. Z. B. Whitney, Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Brower, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Brower, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Browne, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Browne, Mr. and Mrs. I. Lipman, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Wood, Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Dempster, Mr. and Mrs. G. Levor, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Littell, Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Simmons, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Kibbe, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sexton, Mr. and Mrs. L A. Tate, Mr. and Mrs. N. H. Anibal, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Cole, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Langfield, Mr. and Mrs. I.D. Clark, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Thrall, Mr. and Mrs. Seymour Casler, Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Cole, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Mills, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Van Gorden, Mr. and Mrs. George M. Place, Mr. and Mrs. Charles McEwen, Mrs. E. C. Boyle, Mrs. Mary Benchley, Mrs. Angeline Shipman, Mrs. Margaret Boyle, Mrs. Hattie Phillips.


Miscellaneous cuttings, Oct 5

-Rev. A. M. Whetstone left this morning for a visit to New York and Philadelphia. He will be present at the Columbian celebration in New York.

-Arthur Hall, the boy who left his home in this city to go west, after spending several days on a dairy farm in Fultonville, returned to his home last night.

-Elias Burton has been spending the day with his aged sister, Mrs. Lansing, in Charleston. Mr. Burton is in his 84th year and his sister in her 93rd year. The meeting of the old people was doubtless a very happy one. 

-Dr. Willard A. Heacock, son of Hon. W. J. Heacock, has been accord exceptional honors for so young a practitioner, at the Sloan maternity hospital in New York, where he was engaged for a three months’ term. Dr. Tucker, the chief physician, being called away for several days, honored Mr. Heacock by placing him in full charge of the institution. Dr. Heacock has decide to establish an office in New York in December.


Dougan, William T. and Clara Eisenbrey

The Happy Ceremony Performed at Dr. Eisenbrey’s Residence Last Evening

Miss Clara C., daughter of Dr. And Mrs. E. H. Eisenbrey, was united in marriage to Mr. William T. Dougan of Minaville, Essex county, at the home of the bride’s parents, No. 88 Bleecker street, at 7 o’clock last evening by Rev. J. W. Thompson, pastor of the First M. E. church. Only immediate relatives were present.

Immediately after the ceremony the happy couple left for Fonda, where they took the evening train for Albany. They will visit New York and Philadelphia this week, returning to spend next Saturday and Sunday in this city. Next Monday they will leave for Lake George and after spending a few days there will go to Minaville, where they will remain this winter, Mr. Dougan having accepted a position at that placed.

Miss Eisenbrey was one of the Gloversville’s most popular young ladies and has a host of friends who join in wishing her a happy wedded life. Mr. Dougan has for some time past been employed as a civil engineer on the Cayadutta Electric road and has made many friends during his sojourn in the city.

Mr. and Mrs. Dougan will be at home at No. 88 Bleecker street to receive friends next Saturday.


Burdick, John E. and Isabella (Bard) Johnson

Wedding Bells, 1894

Dr. John E. Burdick, the well known physician of Johnstown, was united in marriage this afternoon to Mrs. Isabella (Bard) Johnson, of this city, who has a large circle of friends and many relatives in this locality. The ceremony was performed was performed at the home of the bride, No. 64 Spring street, Rev. H. S. Rowe, pastor of the Fremont Street M. E. Church, officiating. After the ceremony the happy couple repaired to the residence of the doctor on Main street, Johnstown, the best wishes of the LEADER accompanying them to their beautiful home.


Williamson, Rev. and Mrs. J. A.
Welcomed Home.

Rev. And Mrs. J. A. Williamson were accorded a rousing reception by the members of the United Presbyterian church in Johnstown Saturday evening in the church parlors. The rooms were a perfect bower of beautiful flowers and artistically arranged for the occasion. Ice cream and cake were served. Nearly three hundred persons were present, all anxious to have a part in extending a welcome to their popular pastor and his wife. The affair was purely informal, and was a source of thorough enjoyment to all.


MacGregor, John A. and Libbie Kennedy Moore, 1892

The MacGregor-Moore Nuptials
Johnstown Last Night

At the residence of Martin Kennedy, of Johnstown last evening, a brilliant wedding scene was witnessed, the parties to the happy event being Mr. John A. MacGregor of the merchant tailoring firm of MacGregor & Schuyler, of Amsterdam, and Miss Libbie Kennedy Moore, only daughter of Mrs. Matthew Moore, late of Fonda, and granddaughter of Martin Kennedy, of Johnstown. She is in the twentieth year of her age and recently graduated from Mrs. Sylvanus Reid’s school in New York.

The hour for the ceremonial was set for 8 o’clock, but it occurred a few moments later. The bridal party entered the south parlor while Elliot’s orchestra of New York rendered a wedding march. The bride was attended by her grandfather, who gave her away, while Mr. Charles H. Waring of Amsterdam, served as best man. The ceremony, which was most impressive, was performed by the Rev. Mr. Reeves, pastor of the Presbyterian church of Johnstown, assisted by Rev. Dr. Baldwin of Amsterdam. There were no bridesmaids. At the conclusion of the nuptial service congratulations were showered upon the happy couple, after which supper was served in the carriage house in rear of the mansion, and connected with it by canopy. The guests were seated at tables most invitingly spread by Teall & Sons of Rochester, and during the service orchestral music added pleasure to the collation.

The house was beautifully decorated with flowers, the costumes of the ladies were rich and varied and there were flashes of diamonds on every hand. There were between 800 and 400 guests present. The toilet of the bride was one of marvelous beauty and was the very marvelous beauty and was the very best effort of Miss Owens, the fashionable Albany modiste. The gown was of corded crystal bengaline with pearl trimming, high corsage and extended train. A bridal veil of tulle that swept floor caught back by a diamond pin in clover design, and a gift from the groom, added to the beautiful effect of the costume. At her throat she wore a large diamond pendant, star-shaped, and a present from her mother. She carried a bouquet of white violets and roses tied with a profusion of white ribbons.

The ushers were Messrs. George McClumpha, Charles E. Bell, William, Charles and Horace H. McCowa t [sic], of Amsterdam, each wearing a prettily designed scarf pin, a present from the groom.

Among the numerous array of presents were an elaborate tea set in silver, on the tray of which lay a check written in the name of the bride for $500 from Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy, the grandparents, and a mahogany chest filled with silver table cutlery, a gift from Mr. and Mrs. Alexander MacGregor, parents of the groom.

At eleven o’clock he happy pair were driven to Fonda, where they embarked...


A Bright Wedding Event in New York Last Evening
[hand written -December 7, 1892]

This morning’s issue of the New York Recorder contained the following pleasant report:

Miss Amelia R. Murray and Dr. Willard Avery Heacock were married last evening at 8 o’clock in the Park Presbyterian church, at Amsterdam avenue and 86th street. It was decorated in charming Christmas-like fashion, with holly with its bright red berries.

Miss Murray wore a rich white satin gown, with flounces and draperies of duchesse lace and berthe or rounded corsage. Her tulle veil was held with orange blossoms, and she carried a bouquet of bride roses.

Rev. Anson P. Atterbury, the pastor of the church, performed the ceremony. J. Irvine Murray Jr., was the best man, and Messrs. T. A. Patterson, I. N. Sutton, C. S. Houghton, S. F. Coleman, M. Stotesbury and Dr. E. A. Tucker were the ushers. Miss Agnes I. Murray, the bride’s sister, was the maid of honor, and wore white crepe due Chine, and carried a basket of holly. Miss Hannah E. Murray, a sister; Miss Emily M. Coleman, Miss Mabel B. Serles, and Miss Emily A. Hefferman were the bridesmaids. They were prettily attired in rose crepe de chine, and carried fans of holly.

The bridal party was preceded up the aisle by a little page, Murray G. Jenkins, who scattered rose leaves in his path.

Eight little girls sang “A voice that breathed o’er Eden” at the time, and the aisle ribbons were held by Masters Jenkins and Raeburn.

A reception followed at the residence of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Irvine Murray, 173 West 85th street, which was prettily trimmed with holly. Among the guests were Hon. And Mrs. W. J. Heacock of this city, and Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Remington, well known to many residents of Gloversville.

The LEADER unites with many Gloversville friends of the bridegroom in felicitations, and the hope that the matrimonial voyage of the young couple may be one of long continued happiness.


[hand written - 1899 or 1894?]
She Passed Away Last Night After a Week’s Illness.

The numerous friends of General Freight Agent M. F. Button were pained to hear of the sorrow which has overtaken him, in the death of his wife, which occurred at her home last evening. Mrs. Button’s maiden name was Elizabeth McNulty, and her birthplace Greenwich, Washington county. She was born Jan. 13, 1852, and became the bride of Mr. Button November 13, 1871. During the past summer she had not enjoyed good health, and an alarming change occurred one week ago, with an attack of grip. This resulted in peritonitis, and for the past two or three days her husband and friends entertained very slight hopes of her recovery. The end came about 8 o’clock last night. She leaves no children.

The funeral will take place from the house, corner of Christie and West Fulton streets at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon.


Priest, Rev. J. A. Priest

Whose Memory is Revered by Many of Our Citizens

A writer for the New York Tribune, referring to the death of Rev. J. Addison Priest, which occurred at his home in Montclair, N. J., March 11, says:

Dr. Priest was born in Albany, N.Y., on April 28, 1822. He was graduated Hamilton college in 1847, and at Auburn seminary in 1851, and was ordained and installed at Cooperstown, N.Y., immediately after graduation. In 1855 he was settle at Homer in the same state and in 1858 went to Montclair, N.J.; later, in 1864, to Gloversville, N.Y.; in 1868 to Quincy, Ill., where he received the degree of D. D., from Hamilton college in 1872. Returning east, he was settle in Newton, N.J., in 1875; he remained there five years, but from ill health was forced to resign and went abroad. In 1884 he was settle at Price Hill, Cincinnati, Ohio, which was his last pastorate.

The writer knew Dr. Priest during his pastorate in Gloversville, N.Y., where he was much esteemed and loved by the congregation of the First Presbyterian church, and by all who knew him. He was then in the prime of live, and his powerful proclamation of the truth. This was the characteristic of his pulpit work through the forty years of his active service in the ministry.

As a pastor and friend he was kind, sympathetic and true, genial in conversation and in all social life. He made four visits to Europe, using the opportunities to increase his stores of knowledge and illustration for the use of the ministry. He was a frequent contributor to the religious press, especially the Evangelist, and always wrote to increase and edify the reader, with choice diction and fine literary finish. He was attractive to young people, and drew about him young men, in whom he sough to cultivate the character of life which ripen in the ‘fruit of the spirit.’

His ministry was true, laborious and successful. He rests from his labors and his works do follow him. He has exchanged the painful fettering of disease for the unfading glories of the liberty of the children of God and the crown of life.


Stone, John B.
The Last Rites.

The funeral of John B. Stone was held from his late residence, No. 95 Bleecker street, at 3 o’clock this afternoon. The service was conducted by Rev. Murray H. Gardner, son of Rev. James Gardner, D. D., and was largely attended by friends of the deceased. The remains were at rest in a beautiful chancellor casket, with oxydized silver trimmings, and his appearance was so natural as to resemble calm sleep rather than death. The pall bearers were Messrs. Eugene Beach, John Edwards, Erastus Darling, John B. Judson, J. A. Miller, J. A. Van Auken, Z. B. Starr and James McDougal. The casket was surrounded by beautiful flowers, loving tributes from friends, among the designs being a pillow composed of red, white and yellow roses, with the word “Father” in the centre. This piece was the contribution of Willard and Lula, the children of deceased. A druggists’ mortar, composed of white roses and carnations and resting on a base of white roses, was the gift of the Jeffersonian club, of which Mr. Stone was a highly esteemed member. A beautiful bouquet of white roses and cuca leaves rested at the foot of the casket. The funeral was attended by quite a number of relatives of deceased from abroad.


Van Ness, Mrs. William H.

Mrs. William H. Van Ness Passed Away Yesterday Afternoon., She was an Invalid Many Years

Harriet Van Ness, wife of William H. Van Ness, died at her home, No. 30 Grand street, about 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon in the 78th year of her age.

The lady was born in Northville, July 4, 1816, and was the daughter of Simon Van Arnum. In 1837 she became the wife of William H. Van Ness, who removed with his family to this city 1856, and for many years filled the position of justice of the peace here. Deceased was a member of the First Methodist church, but for 25 years past has been seen only by her most intimate friends, as she has been an invalid and debarred from out door exercise during that long period of time. She was the mother of four children, three of whom, with her husband, survive. Her daughter, L. R. Van Ness and son J. B. Van Ness, comprise the well known mercantile firm of L. R. Van Ness & Co. of this city.  Mrs. Van Ness was loved by all who knew her, and in their bereavement of the family have the cordial sympathy of the community.

The affliction of the deceased for the past twenty-five years has been a form of paralysis. For several months past she was unable to walk at all, and it was evident to her friends that she was sinking. Her failure for the past few days has been rapid, and when the summons came yesterday, although sudden, it was not unexpected.

The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the house, and will be conducted by Rev. J. W. Thompson, pastor of the First M. E. church. The interment will be at Prospect Hill cemetery in this city.


Zimmer, Mrs. Mary
Funeral of Mrs. Zimmer [hand written 1894]

The funeral of Mrs. Mary L., wife of Alvah J. Zimmer, was held from her late residence on Kingsboro avenue at half-past two o’clock this afternoon. A large number of friends and relatives were present to pay their last sad respects to the memory of their departed friend. The remains rested in a massive case of cedar, covered with English broadcloth. It was richly lined with satin and trimmed with heavy silver bars extending the full length of the casket. On the lid a handsome silver plate contained this inscription:

Aged 36

Surrounding the casket was profusion of flowers the last tributes from loving friends. Among the floral pieces were two harps roses, one from the officials of the F., J. & G, railroad company. From the brothers was beautiful pillow of roses and other flowers with the inscription “sister” and from D. B. Judson, a cross inscribed “daughter.” One of the handsomest pieces was a crown of roses from Mr. Zimmer. There were numerous other pieces, including a wreath from Alphonse Weil & Bros. Of New York, a column of roses and several beautiful bouquets.

The pall bearers were her brothers, Edward W., John B, Horace S. and Daniel B. Judson, Jr.


Burr, Mr. and Mrs. J. Howard, Jan 27/1893

A Sparkling Society Event - Music, Dancing and Feasting

Prettily printed invitations issued a short time ago by Mr. and Mrs. J. Howard Burr, announcing a reception to be given at their home last evening, created a flutter in social circles and the elect have looked forward to the event with intense anticipative enjoyment.

And the anticipations of society were not disappointed. At an early hour the guests began to arrive, and a steady inpouring of guests continued until the elegant parlors of the Burr mansion were comfortable filled with the wealth, youth and beauty of our city, and where the elegant toilets of the ladies vied with fragrant floral decoration to make the scene one of surpassing loveliness.

From top to bottom the stair rails were twined with southern holly and broad, brightly tinted ribbon. In the parlors southern holly ornamented the chandeliers, mirrors and pictures, while everywhere ferns, palms, holly springs and exquisite cut flowers commanded admiring observation.

Mr. and Mrs. Burr were assisted in receiving the guests by their daughter, Miss Grace Young, and Miss Edith Wood. Mrs. Burr was elegantly attired in white Bengaline, combined with heliotrope velvet, with pearl trimmings, and her ornaments were diamonds. Miss Grace wore a gown of sea foam green silk, gold lace trimmings and diamond ornaments. Miss Wood was dressed in a very pretty costume of pale blue silk.

The carpets in the elegant parlors were covered with crash for dancing, and Wilkins’ orchestra of this city, ensconsed in a small room opening from the parlor, and nearly hidden from view behind graceful palms and potted plants, furnished the music. Caterer Hammond of Fond served a royal collation of courses, and in one of the pleasingly attractive adornments of the dining room was a mimic grape vine hung full of bunches of luscious grapes. A prettily trimmed smoking room for the gentlemen was provided up stairs.

Following is the INVITATION LIST:

Dr. and Mrs. Eugene Beach, Rev. and Mrs. A. W. Bourn, Dr. and Mrs. J. S. Phillips, Dr. and Mrs. A. L. Johnson, Dr. and Mrs. John Edwards, Dr. and Mrs. W. S. Garnsey, Dr. and Mrs. W. C. Wood, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Wood, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Wood, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Wood, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Sweet, Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Mills, Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Parsons, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Heacock, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Marcelitis, Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Simmons, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Edwards, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Place, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Heacock, Mr. and Mrs. John Hanson, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Judson, Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Bellows, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. McEwen, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Hildreth, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. McKee, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bedford, Mr. and Mrs. John Richardson, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Potter, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Waldron, Mr. and Mrs. Hervey Ross, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. M. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Mills, Mr. and Mrs. M. Easterly, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Steele, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Langfield, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. McDougall, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Parke, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Seymour Sexton, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Demarest, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Abbe, Mr. and Mrs. W. Kasson, Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Treadway, Mr. and Mrs. Z. B. Whitney, Mr. and Mrs. Kibbe, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lyke, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Egelston, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Zimmer, Mr. and Mrs. John McNab, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel B. Judson, Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Shotwell, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Hays, Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Tate, Mr. and Mrs. G. Levor, Mr. and Mrs. Sporborg, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. W. Brower, Mr. and Mrs. Seth Burton, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Brower, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Brower, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Burr, Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Burr, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Burr, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Norton, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Rose, Mr. and Mrs. L. Yale, Mr. and Mrs. C. Wilbur, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Collins, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Jarvis, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Hallenback, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sexton, Mr. and Mrs. L. K. Browne, Mr. and Mrs. H. Drake, Mr. and Mrs. S. T. O. Hart, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Peek, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Allen, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. L. Baker, Mr. and Mrs. W. D. West, Mr. and Mrs. John L. Getman, Mr. and Mrs. M. V. B. Stetson, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Burr, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Locklin, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Burton, Mrs. Helen Briggs, Mrs. Eliza Stewart, Mrs. C. M. Ballantine, Mrs. A. C. Churchill, Mrs. Elizabeth Churchill, Mrs. Curtis Mills; Misses Lottie Taylor, Helen Lansing, Mav Hallenbeck, Ollie Hallenbeck, Flora Hanson, Alta Wood, Edith Wood, Minnie Mantanya, Lizzie Shankland, Lizzie Still, Libbie Beach, Ida Bailey, Satie Van Vranken; Messrs., Frank Brower, Charles Combes, D. P. Goodrich, Louis Krause, T. C. Frenyear, C. O. Mills, Hallock Alvord, El—.....[cut off] Burton, Elmer Andre------....[cut off] Andrew Simmons, H. C. -....[cut off]


Mr. and Mrs. James Northrop, Mr. and Mrs. Marple, Miss Mary L. Marple, Mr. William Northrup, Mr. John Marple, Johnstown; Mr. and Mrs. F. Cornwell, Mr. and Mrs. A. Buchanan, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Secore, Mr. R. C. Campbell, Albany; Mr. and Mrs. Karl Haner, Utica; Mr. and Mrs. George Lewis, Mrs. Dr. L. Weed, Ballston Spa. Mr. and Mrs. Willtt, F Cook, Canajoharie; Mrs. J. W. Ciller; New York; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Burr, Mrs. Alexander, Washington, D. C.; Rev. and Mrs. George Cooper, Mr. and Mrs. N. P. Cofey, Mr. and Mrs. A. Heiholzer, Richmond Va.; Mr. and Mrs. D. Rice; Boston; Mr. and Mrs. L. Sprankle, St. Paul, Minn; Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Young, Worcester, Mass.; Mrs. Carrie Lewis, Willerston, N.Y.; Mrs. A. B. Wigly, Miss L. Green, Pittsburg, Pa.; Mr. and Mrs. J. Ashbaugh, Mr. and Mrs. E. McDonald, Mr. and Mrs. J. Rhinehart, Mrs. Davidson, East Liverpool, Ohio; Miss Bessie Mills, Mr. Frank Mills, Mr. Henry Wiman, New York; Misses Josephine Hieholze, Richmond Va,; Miss May Ashbaugh, Miss Stella Ashbaugh, Mr. Harry Ashbaugh, Mr. William Ashbaugh, Mr. George Davidson, Heber Davidson, Willie Davidson, East Liverpool, Ohio; Misses Belle, Mary, Carrie, Lucy and Satie Buchanan, Miss Mamie Sharp, Miss Lizzie Hallenbeck, Albany; Miss Grace Shires, Miss Antoinette Shotten, Troy; Miss Grace Cook, Canajoharie; Dr. William L. Weed, Staten Island; Misses Grace, Anna and Alice Wigley, Pittsburg, Pa.; Mr. and Mrs. J. Sweet, Jersey City, N. J.

Very few regrets were received, and the hundreds of ladies and gentlemen who responded to the invitations spent a most delightful evening.


Mrs. Elizabeth Streeter

Mrs. Elizabeth Streeter, died this morning at 8:30 at her home, 27 West Pine street, at the remarkable age of 94 years, after an illness lasting 15 months.

Mrs. Streeter was born in Shropshire, England, September 18, 1825, an came to this country with her parents in 1833. The family located at Florence, Oneida county, and the early part of Mrs. Streeter’s life was spent there,. She came to this city forty nine years ago. Mrs. Streeter was one of a family of eleven children, and is the last one to pass away.

The survivors are two sons, Wells – Streeter, of Utica; Ward H. Of Tribe Hill; two daughters the Misses Emma J. and Minnie Streeter of this city two grandsons, Roy and Asa Streeter of New York, and three great-grand children.

The funeral announcement will be made later.


HENRY C. BURDICK of Gloversville

Who Was Killed by Lightning at His Home Last Saturday

GLOVERSVILLE, Sept. 18. - The fiercest and most destructive electrical storm which has visited Gloversville and vicinity in years, occurred Saturday afternoon. The most terrible work of the lightning occurred at the home of Henry C Burdick, about a mile north of Bennett’s Corners. Mr. Burdick and his two daughters noticed the rapid approach of the storm, and in anticipation of the result, carefully closed the doors and fastened the windows. The storm broke just as this had been done, and vivid flashes of lightning seemed to surround the dwelling. Mr. Burdick became alarmed for the safety of his hired hand and team, and opened the door leading to the front porch and stepped upon the piazza, closing the door after him. As he leaned around the corner of the house to get a view of his assistant, the deadly bolt descended and struck him over the left eye, knocking him against the front door. Fearing for the safety of their father, the two daughters opened the front door and found him lying against it. They immediately carried him inside, and he was still alive, but unconscious. About 25 minutes after he was struck he died. The house and surrounding trees and fences were also damaged by the strokes of lightning.

Mr. Burdick was 62 years of age and was a well-known and highly respected citizen. He is survived by two daughters, Grace and May, and one sister, Amanda Burdick, who has been in Kansas for some time past. She arrived at her brother’s home Wednesday night. Mr. Burdick had attended the Baptist Church in this city for a number of years, and, although not a member, took much interest in its services and welfare. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon.


HON. JOHN J. HANSON, of Gloversville

No write-up or dates on Hon. John Hanson, only his picture.



John H. Houghteling

At 1:45, yesterday morning, at his home at No. 89 South Kingsboro avenue, occurred the death of John H Houghteling, for many years a resident of the city. The deceased had been ill for some time and death was not altogether unexpected. Mr. Houghteling, who was eighty-five years of age, was born in 1825, at Tribes Hill, and was the son of Richard and Rebecah Houghteling. He resided in Tribes Hill for many years and about thirty-seven years ago took up his residence in this city. In his time, Mr. Houghteling had seen considerable railroad work he has employed in the construction of the F., J. & G. railroad. At one time also he was in the employ of the New York Central as the boss of the section gang, and later was road master of the F., J. & G. railroad.

He was well known among the older residents of the city and a large number of friends will mourn his demise. Mr. Houghteling is survived by his wife, Isabell, and three sons, Scott R. And Charles of this city and Van Dermere Houghteling of Mechanicville.

The funeral will be held from the late home on South Kingsboro avenue, Tuesday afternoon at 1:30. Rev. William C. Spicer, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, will officiate and burial will be made in the family plot at Prospect Hill cemetery.


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