My great-grandmother, Elma (Bowman) Simmons (1862-1943), collected quite a pile of clippings related to friends, neighbors, family, and just miscellaneous stuff that interested her. Most of them are of people and events in and around Dutchess County, New York, especially in the area of Pine Plains. I have uploaded transcriptions of them here in the hope that someone might find them helpful or at least interesting. I have alphabetized the obituary section by surname.
Elma did not include the name of the newspaper or the date in any of these clippings. Where this information is available, it usually came from the back of the clipping. If the year of death is mentioned in an obituary, I have assumed that to be the year the clipping was published.
Births, marriages, and deaths of 1928. The date of the newspaper (probably The Rhinebeck Gazette) is January 12, 1929.
Articles and partial articles on the back of the above list:
"Recent Deaths - (Continued from Page One)": I do not have page one of this list of obituaries. I do not believe that I am related to any of these people and have no further information on any of them. I believe all four of these deaths occurred in January of 1929 as they give dates like "last Friday" and "this Friday".
These are mostly, but not all, of people from Dutchess County, New York. I have 55 of these - some have grave stone photos.
These are all kinds of clippings - humor columns, recipes, poetry, religious pieces, etc. Often the backs are far more interesting to me than the clipping Great-Grandma was interested in, so I will list them here as well.
Please note that I have no further information on any of these people. They just happened to be on the back of an obituary clipping.
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