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Tompkins County News (2)
From old newspaper clippings found in a scrapbook.
Information about the people who lived around Tompkins Co., NY.
Obituaries, marriages, births, illness, church news, etc.
"Just town talk"

Speedsville, Town of Caroline, Tompkins Co., NY

Speedsville - Announcement has been received here of the marriage of Miss Ruth Abbey BLEND and Richard Burton LEGG on Saturday, Oct. 19, at Trinity Parish Church in Seattle, Wash. Miss BLEND is the daughter of the late Arva BLEND and Mabel ABBEY BLEND. Mr. LEGG is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis LEGG and Maryette TAFT LEGG, who were residents of this place. Miss BLEND was graduated from Goucher College, Baltimore, after which she taught in the schools of that city until her marriage.

Clarence JORDAN and family have rented rooms in the Andy Tavelli house.

Mrs. Charles M. JONES and Miss Arlene MCCARTHY, who have both been ill, are recovering.

Mrs. Frank RIGHTMIRE of Berkshire and Mr. HOWARD and sister, Bertha of Candor dined with Mr. and Mrs. Leon GOODRICH Sunday.

Mrs. Percy YAPLE has been entertaining relatives from Corry, PA.

Caroline Centre, June 30 - (no year listed)

Charles WADE and John and Mary WADE motored from Plymouth, Indiana, to the home of their son, C. R. WADE last week, making the trip of 700 miles in two and one-half days. Mr. WADE and family expect to make an extended stay here in the east.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles MUNCH and Hattie, Everett, and Victor MUNCH, Mr. and Mrs. Charles MUNCH, Perry and Florence YAPLE, and Edith E. SNOW attended the graduating exercises of the Candor high school on Saturday evening. Bernice MUNCH graduated with honors.

Mr. and Mrs. Ransom RICH have received word of the arrival of the body of their son, Francis RICH, who died in France during the World War.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank QUICK are moving into a part of the Wm. MARICLE house.

Mr. and Mrs. Jay R. PRESTON and son Lovell PRESTON attended the fun - (this article ended incomplete).


Caroline Centre August
16 Mr. and Mrs. Warren COMFORT were at Troy, PA., a few days last week their former home.

John JENKS died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Howard HAZEN, at Dryden of Friday from a complication of diseases. His funeral was held at the church in this place on Monday. Burial was in the Caroline Centre cemetery beside his wife, who preceded him a few years ago. Mr. JENKS formerly owned the farm at this place (now occupied by Cleotus FORMAN) for many years and was much respected by all who knew him.

H. B. HADDOCK is at North Lansing helping Hattie HILL with her haying.

Lee OLNEY of this place with his auto truck collided with Harry STEVENS of White Church near Fred ANNIS's at Brookton. Both cars were badly damaged.

Robert C. CLARK, while in the loft of a barn at LaMonte SNOW's slipped and fell a distance of twelve feet, striking on the floor, injuring himself very badly. Mr. CLARK is 75 years old and is confined to his bed under the care of Dr. LOCKWOOD.


Aug. 16 - Mr and Mrs. WOODARD, of Elsie, Michigan, spent a few days last week at the home of their cousin, Mrs. J. J. YAPLE.

Mr. and Mrs. Loran NUTTALL and child and Alfred NUTTALL of Schenectady; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas NUTTALL and three children of Brookton; Mr. and Mrs. Dana SNOW and Mr. and Mrs. Fred NUTTALL and three children of Caroline Centre were Sunday guests of Mrs. Frank YAPLE and family.

Mary and Annabel BENNETT are ill.

John C. JENKS, aged 67 years, died last Friday of diabetes at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Howard HAZEN, of Dryden. His funeral was held Monday at 2 p.m. from the M. E. Church at Caroline Centre, the minister from Freeville officiating. Among the relatives from out of town who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Edgar FINDLEY and daughter, of Mount Vernon; Mr. and Mrs. Harry CLARK of New Jersey; Miss E. E. CLARK and M. J. CLARK of Newark Valley; F. W. GRANT, of Ithaca; Mrs. Sarah MANDEVILLE, of Brookton, and Mr. and Mrs. Howard HAZEN and son, of Dryden. The interment was in the Caroline cemetery.

The WESTFALL family reunion was held Tuesday Aug. 16 at the home of Wilson H. WESTFALL.

Mr. and Mrs. R. D. SNOW entertained Mrs. F. S. YAPLE and three children, Mr. and Mrs. Fred NUTTALL and three children, Mr. and Mrs. Loran NUTTALL and child, and Alfred NUTTALL last Friday.

Caroline Center, July 26 (the date on the top of the page says 1929)

The Ladies' Aid Society will have its annual picnic at the home of Mrs. LYNCH on Thursday afternoon, August 10.

The large elm tree in Mrs. Robert C. CLARK's front yard was badly damaged by lightning during a recent storm. This elm tree was planted by the late James SNOW about 73 years ago.

Mrs. Edward ABARE of Wellsboro and Mrs. Harry GASTON of East Rochester, who have been visiting their parents, Mr. and MR. Oliver C. HAZEN, have returned to their respective homes.

(Page of clipping hand-dated 1929)

Caroline Center, April 12 - Mr. and Mrs. Alva C. BENNETT and children have moved from Ithaca to their home on Taft Hill.

Mr. and Mrs. George BINTON have moved into the ASAL farm house.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur T. SNOW and Helen and Robert SNOW of Trumansburg spent Saturday last at the home of the former's parents Mr. and Mrs. Frank SNOW.

Rev. and Mrs. John AUSTIN of Whitney Point spent a day recently at their home here.

Mrs. Ransom RICH of Ithaca spent the week-end at her home.

Eugene PHILLIPS of Owego spent Wednesday night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George RICHARDS.

Little Bernice W. MUNCH has been staying a few days with friends in Ithaca.

(Page of clipping hand-dated 1929)

Caroline Centre, Feb. 28 - Mr. and Mrs. Frank SWANSBORO are moving on the Robert SCHUTT farm near Dusenberry Hollow.

Standley MINNS and family moved Saturday to the Charles DEUEL farm at Slaterville Springs.

Charles MARICLE has had a radio installed.

Mr. and Mrs. Hubert WHITTAKER and (this was the end of this clipping, however, there was another partial clipping which may the continuation - it is as follows:)

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred MUNCH attended the funeral of Wert GOODRICH of Rawson Hollow, Friday.

Mrs. And Mrs. Wilson H. WESTFALL spent a few days last week at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leo MAXWELL, of Brooktondale.

Mrs. Stanley MINNS and two children spent Friday at the home of Mrs. Chas. MUNCH.

The Home Bureau will meet at the home of Mrs. Herbert WESTFALL on Friday, March 11, for an all-day meeting. Mrs. Homer DAY, of Chenango county expects to be present and give a clinic on clothes. Bring garment to be remodeled, sewing tools, and your share of the lunch.

We were greatly shocked to learn of the death of Philip Edward QUICK, of Binghamton, as we had not even heard that he was ill. Mr. QUICK was well and favorably known in this place and vicinity, as he had resided at the foot of the hill (on the west) for about forty years, coming there in 1879 or 1880. Your correspondent and family lived on the top of the hill during all that time; and we felt rather lonesome when Mr. and Mrs. QUICK sold out and went to Binghamton in 1920. The family have our heartfelt sympathy in their bereavement.
How fast our near and dear ones, families, friends, and neighbors, are leaving us. It does seem as though we hear almost daily of some of our friends have passed on, never to return to, soon all will be gone.

(Page of Clippings hand-dated 1927)

The surprise party for Mr. and Mrs. Eugene BARNUM Saturday night was enjoyed by a few friends. They are moving to Jenksville at the store.

Mrs. Cora YOUNGS, who has been at Mrs. ANDREW's for a few weeks, returned home Tuesday.

Mrs. Bertha LIDDINGTON, who has been ill for several months, is not as well the last few days.

Mr. and Mrs. Ephraim JORDAN were at Newark Valley Monday.

Clara GREGROW, of Elmira was at her home here Friday until Sunday.

The dance at the community hall was well attended Friday night. Mr. STINARD is to have another one March 11. Ladies will please help with refreshments.

Mary DELOHA is ill. Dr. LOCKWOOD was called to see her.

Clarence BOYER, of Owego came to see his father, Harry BOYER, Sunday.

Mrs. EIGHMEY is a guest of Ithaca friends, but expects to return home the last of this week.

The friends of Arthur BOYER, of Ithaca, will regret to hear he is having a very serious trouble with on of his eyes.

The community was shocked to hear of the sudden death of Wirt W. GOODRICH. His funeral was held from his home Friday and burial in Berkshire.


Caroline Centre, April 4 - The funeral of Robert Charles CLARK, 78, who dropped dead at this home here March 29, was held from his last home Friday, April 1, Rev. O. H. P. ARMSTRONG officiating. Burial was in the family plot at Caroline Center.

Mr. CLARK was born in Caroline Center June 14, 1848, the only son of Calvin and Sarah Eliza FITCH CLARK. When the son was 15 years old his father died, in the same house in which his son died last Tuesday. Mrs. Calvin CLARK and three children, after the death of the husband and father, bought what was known as the PATCH farm, on which Robert CLARK lived for 50 years. Desiring to retire from active farming, Mr. CLARK sold the farm and bought a home in the village, the home of his father 50 years ago and also the childhood home of Mrs. Robert CLARK, her father James H. SNOW, having built the house. Mr. CLARK is survived by his widow, a sister, Mrs. Frank A. SNOW; four nephews, Lamont CLARK SNOW of Caroline Center, Arthur Taft SNOW of Trumansburg, Leon and Charles OLMSTEAD of Montana.

Among those from out of town to attend the funeral were M. J. Clark and Miss E. E. Clark, Newark Valley; Mr. and Mrs. SMITH WILCOX, Richford; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur T. SNOW, Robert and Helen SNOW, Trumansburg; Edith E. SNOW, Elmira; C. B. VAN BUREN, John VNA BURAN and Mrs. SMITH, Ithaca; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur RICHARDS, Candor; Henry L. SPEED, Slaterville Springs; Lewis RICH, Caroline; Mrs. Kate WINCHELL, Mrs. Sue LINDSEY, George SMITH and Charles MULKS, Brooktondale.

Elizabeth L. WHITTAKER has had two operations for hip trouble since she went to New York City March 15. She is doing well.

Robert C. Clark, 78, of Caroline Center died at 7 o'clock on Tuesday evening, March 29, at his home. The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock on Friday afternoon, April 1, at the home. Rev. O. T. T. ARMSTRONG will officiate. Interment will be at Caroline Center.
He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Ann C. SNOW of Caroline Center.
Mr. CLARK was born and had always lived in Caroline Center and was well-known through-out the county. He had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Caroline for over 5_ years.

Lamont C. SNOW and Jessie D. CLARK, executors of the last will of Robert C. CLARK, Town of Caroline to Ransom J. RICH, Town of Caroline, part of Lorenso CARTER farm, parts of Lots Nos. 20 and 21 all Town of Caroline.


Caroline Center March 17, Herbert A. WHITTAKER went to Albany Tuesday, returning home Friday.

Howard NUTTALL of Brooktondale spent the week-end at the home of his aunt Mrs. Frank YAPLE.

George LASEBY is helping William OLNEY.

Little Mary E. Lynch has a severe cold.

Mrs. Charles MUNCH entertained a few friends Saturday evening to celebrate the birthday of her niece, Miss Elinor MUNCH.

Mrs. Alva C. BENNETT is staying in Ithaca.

Word has been received of the death of Bryant WINCHELL, 55, in Cortland. The decedent's parents were former residents of Caroline Center.

Partial clipping - page dated 1927

The day. Mr. and Mrs. William CLARK have purchased a home at Cold Springs, N. Y and will soon remove to that place.

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