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Tompkins County News (3)
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"


Paul B. ROCKWELL, 79, operator of ROCKWELL Seed and Supply Co. on S. Cayuga St., for many years, died Thursday afternoon, July 23, 1960, at Tompkins County Hospital after a short illness. He lived at 206 S. Geneva St.

ROCKWELL came to Ithaca in 1922 as a feed mill operator and soon opened his own business.

He was a member of the Caroline Lodge 631, F&AM in Slaterville Springs.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nina M. JACKSON ROCKWELL, and several other relatives.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Herson Funeral Home, 110 S. Geneva St.

The Rev. Henry G. BUDD pastor of the First Methodist Church will officiated. Burial will be in the East Lawn Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.


Mr. and Mrs Hugh VANDEMARK and son David have returned home after spending the weekend with VANDEMARK'S brother, Raymond and family in Watervilet, Mich.

Raymond VANDEMARK, a former Brooktondale resident, will teach music, both vocal and instrumental, at Benton Harbor High School, Benton Harbor, Mich.

Friends have received the announcement of the marriage of William BICKAL and Mrs. Sara MILLER, on June 27 at Umatilla, Fla.

Names Mentioned In The Teachers' Training Class of Newark Valley 1902-1903

Cora CLEVELAND, Emma HUMMISTON, Belle ROCKEFELLER (now Mrs. E. R. EASTMAN), Blanche KEMP, Pearl ANDREWS, Dora DYKEMAN, Ruth WALDO, Miss HAMMOND (class teacher), Lena VOSE, Myrtle STOUT, Ross ROCKEFELLER (Bell's cousin), Harriet KENYON, Principal J. S. KINGSLEY, Kate DYKEMAN, and E. R. EASTMAN

The article mentions that Kate and Dora DYKEMAN came from Shindagen and that Dora taught in Brooktondale, which used to be called Brookton. The following information is included in the article:

Lena VOSE MILKS married Dr. Howard MILKS, a veterinarian/teacher at NYS College of Vet. Med., Lena VOSE MILKS was at one time a teacher in Richford as was Belle ROCKEFELLER (a primary teacher) and Mrs. Cora CLEVELAND HAYES (intermediate grades). Lena VOSE MILKS boards with a Miss Mary ALLEN. Additional Information taken from this clipping - 1902-03 Newark Valley principal was J. S. KINGSLEY, who taught psychology and history and a Miss HAMMOND who was a trailing class teacher. This information was taken from a clipping written by E. R. EASTMAN (newspaper unknown)


Raymond E. BARDEN - Article - gleanings

Names Mentioned: VAN SCOY farm, Mrs. VAN SCOY, Robert WEBER, Knowlton VAN SCOY, Isaac VAN SCOY, Jay VAN SCOY, Edith WHITTAKER, Charlie TURK, Raymond E. BARDEN, Howard ROE.

Note: Article mentions that Mrs. VAN SCOY was an aunt of Raymond E. BARDEN's mother, that the farms of Knowlton VAN SCOY and Isaac VAN SCOY were joined.


Glenn A. NEWMAN - Article - gleanings

Names Mentioned: Joe BURNS, Susie BURNS?, Charlie BURNS?, Arthur BURNS?, Norma BURNS?, John COYLE, STINNARD farm, Nick TOMAK, Johnny TOMAK, Helen Tomak (brother and sister) JAKE DOYLE, Lina LEGGE, Romy DYKEMAN.

Notes: Lina LEGGE was a teacher at District No. 17 School. Romy DYKEMAN operated a portable sawmill.

Weddings - hand dated 1929 - unknown newspaper clipping


Miss Henrietta M. LYNCH of Brooktondale R. D. 21, and George M. DAVIS of Lisle R. D. 1, were married on Wednesday, April 17 at the Tabernacle Baptist parsonage by Rev. L. E. GOULD. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Charles MUNCH of Brooktondale. They will reside in Killawog,


Mrs. Florence A. FARNSWORTH of Ithaca and Frank D. ROE of Slaterville Springs were married on Wednesday, April 17, at the home of the bridegroom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marcus D. ROE of Brooktondale by Rev. L. E. GOULD. The attendants were Miss Minnie HALL of Ithaca and B. A. CHATFIELD of Slaterville. Mr. and Mrs. ROE will reside at Staterville Springs.

The immediate relatives present were Mr. and Mrs. Marcus D. ROE; Mr. and Mrs. Alton HARVEY of Ithaca, Louis AIKEN and Aubrey ROE of Slaterville.


Candor, Nov. 14 - The senior class of Candor High school will present a play in the Sandor Hall tonight and Friday night entitled "Thirteen Plus" The members of the cast are Elwyn BOLTEN, Heldred ROE, Esther BROWN, Willis DOTY, Barbara CHACE__, Preston MEDDAUGH, Esther CUNNINGHAM, Paul THOMAS, Kenneth DEWEY, Mary Lou ROBINSON, Clara KASPER, Richard SNOW and Eunice DOTY.

THEODORE A DAVIS - Obituary hand dated 1929

Theodore A. DAVIS, a former resident of Slaterville Springs, died at the Masonic Home in Utica this morning at the age of 93. He is survived by several nieces and nephews.

A burial service will be held at the MULKS Cemetery in Slaterville on Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. CUMMINS of the Methodist Church will officiate.

PHILIP E. QUICK - Hand dated - 1927 - unknown newspaper

Philip E. Quick a former resident of Catatonk, died on Wednesday evening, Feb. 16, at his home, 60 Bennett avenue, Binghamton, aged 71 years. His funeral was held at the house Sunday afternoon, Rev. Stanley SHAW officiating. The burial was in the Woodbridge cemetery at Catatonk. Mr. QUICK was a son of Henry and Clarisa R. (SMITH) QUICK, and was born June 25, 1855, at Caroline Centre in Tompkins county. He removed to Catatonk in 1880, and was associated with his father in conducting the large farm purchased north of that village. After the death of his father, he conducted this farm until it was sold about seven years ago and removed to Binghamton, where he lived a retired life. He was a member of Candor Lodge, No. 411, F. and A. M., and of the Tabernacle Methodist Episcopal Church, of Binghamton. He leaves his wife, who was formerly Miss Clara HERRICK, of Weltonville, and one son Vernon H. QUICK, and three grand-children, all of Binghamton. He was a brother of Mrs. Lewis W. SMITH of this village.



Bernice MUNCH, who teaches at Brooktondale spent the week-end at her home on Caroline Heights.

Mr. and Mrs. James LASEBY and infant daughter have moved to Interlaken, where the former has a position on a farm.

Frank SWANSBORO made a business trip to Dusenberry Hollow Sunday.

Jack LEWIS, of Columbus, Ohio spent Sunday and Monday at the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Fred NUTTALL.

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred MUNCH spent Monday in Ithaca.

The L.A.S. will meet at the home of Mrs. George L. RICHARDS Thursday March 3, for the day.

Henrietta LYNCH is staying in Brooktondale at the home of her cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Robert TUCKER.

Mrs. Chas. M. JONES, of Speedsville is substituting as teacher in the Caroline Centre school this week. Miss YAPLE is home caring for her mother, who is gaining slowly.



The first robin to visit us this year was seen Saturday just before this last big snow storm. It is hoped it has found some good shelter so as not to perish from cold and food.

Volney THOMAS is ill.

Fred NORTHRUP was in Ithaca Saturday.

Mr. ANDREWS, who began drawing the milk Monday, found the snow very deep for the truck to run to Berkshire.

Mr. EIGHMEY is visiting friends in Ithaca for a few days.

Mr. and Mrs. ANDREWS are the proud parents of a little son, John ANDREWS, who came to gladden their home Feb. 17. Mrs. Cora YOUNG, of Rawson hollow, is caring for mother and baby.

The snow plow was through here early Monday morning so we have good road again.

Mrs. John LYMAN, of Groton, was at her parents, Mr. and Mrs. STINARD's Saturday.

Mrs. Cora MEEKS, who has been at Slaterville some time caring for her sister, Mrs. WATTIES, who fell and broke both of her wrists some time ago, has returned home.

Don't forget the dance at the community hall Friday night. Ladies please help with refreshments.

The grange was very well attended Wednesday night and a good time enjoyed by all.

Charles PARKER, who works at Newark Valley, was at his home over night during the week.


BERKSHIRE, FEB. 23 - clipping - hand dated 1927 - newspaper unknown

Wert W. GOODRICH went to Ithaca Monday evening expecting to have his tonsils removed Tuesday morning. The doctor used a local anesthetic and had removed one tonsil when Mr. GOODRICH went into convulsions and died. Undertaker Sydney SMITH went for the body and brought Mr. GOODRICH to his home Tuesday night. Mr. GOODRICH is survived by his wife, six daughters, Marjory, Dorothy, Ruth, Mary, Jane and Jean; also one brother, Chauncey who has always made his home there. Mr. GOODRICH was member of the Speedsville grange and highly esteemed by every one. The bereaved family have the sympathy of every one. The funeral is held from his late home on Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock.

Elizabeth TOWNSEND and Elizabeth PATCH were home from Johnson City Saturday night and Sunday.

Mrs. Hattie SMITH has gone to Buffalo to spend a few weeks with Mrs. Fred RAUPACH.

Mrs. Grace PARTRIDGE and daughter, Cora and Arloa, visited at the home of John BEST near Rawson Hollow Saturday.

Charles DIMON was in Waverly last Thursday night and Friday to see his brother, J. H. DIMON, who is confined to his bed with rheumatism.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold SMITH returned last Thursday from Hackensack, N.J. where they have been since Dec. 1.

Mrs. S. S. DEWITT and Mrs. Minnie EASTON were in Ithaca Tuesday attending a regional conference held at the First Baptist church.

Mrs. Adolph RABENSTEIN expects to be able to come home from the Binghamton hospital some time this week.

Rev. and Mrs. F. E. RICHARDS were in Binghamton Tuesday, attending a Methodist church.

Richard DARMODY of Elmira, spent the week-end with relative here.

The seniors cleared $45 at their box social Saturday evening.

Mrs. Grace SIMMONS has been at Newark Valley for a few days, assisting in the care of her step-father, Newton LUMBARD, who is very ill.

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