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Rev. and Mrs. C. G. Cady 50 Years Wed
Theresa Couple Quietly Observing Their Anniversary Today.
Theresa, Feb. 24. -- Rev. and Mrs. Charles G. Cady, this village, today celebrated their golden wedding day in a quiet manner at their home in Commercial street.

Plans had been made for a more extensive celebration but the health of Mrs. Cady is such that it was thought best not to subject her to the strain of the excitement and efforts of a prolonged reception.

It was June 1892, that a young minister and his bride of only four months came to serve as minister of the Presbyterian church here. It was their first charge but they entered into the work vigorously--he in the pulpit and the wife very soon as the organist. For 14 years they served the church here and then Rev. Mr. Cady accepted a call from the city of Baltimore to take charge of the Federated Charities there.

They went away--but they said they might return, so much did they like the community. And that was what they did a few years ago when they retired. They purchased what was once the Joseph Atwell house on what the local people called Piety Hill and there they live happily. Rev. Mr. Cady is as busy as ever with church work.

Rev. Mr. Cady often tells that he never expected when a young man to become a minister. He studied to be a teacher. When he graduated from the Olivet college in Michigan he returned to western New York (he is a native of Cattaragus county) and he was urged to accept a position as secretary of the Olean Y. M. C. A., and did so, remaining with that association two years.

In the meantime a large tannery in Olean had sought and found in Boston an expert man to superintend their plant in the person of Lewis Perry. They came to reside in that city and with them came their daughter, Miss Cherry Perry. The daughter was a musician, as was the new secretary of the Y. M. C. A., Mr. Cady, and the two were called upon to help in programs and more and more the secretary found himself in the home of the new family from Boston.

After two years as secretary of the Olean “Y” there came a letter from the late L. C. Greenleaf of Watertown to Mr. Cady, saying they wanted a secretary to serve in Watertown at the “Y” and offered him the position at a salary in advance of that given in Olean. He served two years in Watertown when the call came to take the pastorate at the Flower Memorial church at Theresa. He had married in February 1892 and in June the bride and bridegroom came to make their home in the parsonage of the Presbyterian church.

When the gift of a library came to Theresa from the late George L. Putnam, a Theresa boy who had become a wholesale drygoods merchant in New York city, Rev. Mr. Cady became the first president and served in that capacity until he resigned his work here in the church.

He served the Federated Charity organization in Baltimore for two years and directly afterward was serving as minister of churches in the Baltimore-Washington section. Later he became the minister of the Bainbridge Presbyterian church and following his work there became the minister of the Naples Presbyterian church. When the time came for retirement, he resigned and returned to Theresa where and Mrs. Cady entered again into the life of the community. Hew became on of the trustees on the Theresa board of education and served as such when the new school building was erected. He refused an election last year, feeling he had enough duties at his advancing age.

He is one of the trustees of the Oakwood cemetery here in which he takes an active part. Of course, he is active in the work of the Presbyterian church and in the St. Lawrence Presbytery. He is now acting as a supply for the Flower Memorial Presbyterian church here. With the pastor of the Methodist church he is directing and taking part in the present Lenten services.

Miss Ruth M. Hartman Wed
Alexandria Bay, May 27. -- Miss Ruth M. Hartman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hartman, of Alexandria Bay, became the bride of Ralph H. Flinn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph L. Flinn, last Monday at St. Paul’s Lutheran church of Redwood, Rev. William F. Van Deben, performing the ceremony.

The couple was attended by Miss June Hartman, sister of the bride. Howard J. Flinn, brother of the bridegroom, was best man.

The bride was attired in a sandswept dress with white accessories and a corsage of sweet peas and baby’s breath. Her attendant wore a rose dress with blue accessories and a corsage of sweet peas and baby’s breath.

The bride is a graduate of the class of 1943 of the Alexandria Bay High school. The bridegroom attended the Alexandria Bay High school and enlisted in the marine corps in 1942. He served in the Pacific area for 20 months in the Second and Sixth Marine divisions. He participated in four major battles, Saipan, Tarawa, Guam and Okinawa. He is now employed at Charles Garlock and Son.

The couple left for a short wedding trip through the Adirondacks.

Mrs. Florence Dresser Young
Was First Theresa Telephone Operator.
Theresa, Feb. 7. -- Mrs. Florence Dresser Young, the first “hello” girl of the Theresa Telephone company, which opened its office here Nov. 20, 1902, will celebrate her 85th birthday today quietly at her home in Commercial street.

She is one of the best authorities of town events for the past 80 years.

One reason for the quiet celebration is the fact that Mrs. Young suffered a broken bone of the right hip some months ago and a few weeks ago was a patient in the Mercy hospital, Watertown, for a serious operation. Now she is home and again taken up the routine of daily life.

Mrs. Young was born in the house at the top of Piety hill, Commercial street, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Dresser, Feb. 7, 1866. Her father had an undertaking business here. He died suddenly when in middle life.

Mrs. Young’s older sister became one of the first woman physicians of the north, and when the telephone company was formed here by the late Fred S. Rodenhuirst and others, in 1902, Mrs. Young became the first operator and remained in their employ until they sold out to the Bell Telephone company.

She was active in the Episcopal church here and a good manager of her farm outside the village. She was married to the late Jacob Young, and his death of years ago left her with the care of her village home and farm, and her delight was tending a vegetable and flower garden.

She recalls being at parties with the late Roswell P. Flower, and also with Grover Cleveland, when he visited his relatives here for extended periods. She recalls the building of the early limburger cheese factories here and was one of the first to be at the scene of the great Theresa fire in the spring of 1890.

Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Simons, Honored on Anniversary at Party.
By Ernest G. Cook
Theresa, Feb. 25. -- Fifty years ago last Friday a quiet young man from North Theresa was driving his horse and cutter towards Woods Mills, starting on a great adventure, for it was the first lap of a proposed wedding journey. At Woods Mills was the young lady, Eliza Hart, dressmaker, who was sewing at a home.

The young man, Clinton Simons, started for Carthage the next morning with his bride-to-be and drew up at the home of Dr. Simons, a brother, and paid a visit to the Methodist parsonage where the minister of that time, Rev. Smith W. Brown, was the officiating clergyman, and the bride and bridegroom started to Watertown by train. One night at a Watertown hotel and they headed back to Carthage to pay a brief with Dr. and Mrs. Simons, and next to a few relatives along the way and to the home of the bridegroom, near the Jefferson-St. Lawrence county line, where the bridegroom had rented the farm of his father, John Harrison Simons.

Saturday evening in their Main street, Theresa home, relatives and friends to the number of 40 or more, joined to celebrate that wedding day of a half century before. It was almost a surprise to the couple, still very active, but a great success. The idea started six months ago by a missionary worker in the west, Miss Ruth Simons, daughter of the doctor, who asked that relatives here keep the date in mind. Plans were to invite 50 people, have a purse of $50 and a party with wedding cake. The purse went to double the amount suggested, there was the big wedding cake, with candles, and five other cakes, and the best of a time by a company of people who just united like a big family in any project suggested. There were big bouquets for the bride of 50 years and some presentations.

Clinton Simons (he still spells his name like his father, while most others have taken on the “Simonds” way) is a native of real pioneer stock. The Simons family pushed into the wilderness of North Theresa, (they came from the Nutmeg state) when the country was a wilderness and took up 600 acres of land. Clinton’s father, John Harrison Simons, had married Miss Lorinda Cheeseman, daughter of Alanson Cheeseman of Theresa, a real pioneer family for her ancestors came to build the first mill house and mill for LeRay and opened their home for the first religious services in the settlement by a Methodist preacher.

Mrs. Simons was the former Eliza Hart and her people were of the true Quaker stock in Leraysville. But her father, Thomas Hart, thought their life too strict and so, when he married Mary Jane Baritaeu, he did not count himself a Quaker, but admired their thrifty ways of living. Now Mr. and Mrs. Simons attend and help in the Methodist church here.

They recalled that on the trip from Woods Mills to Carthage 50 years ago it was thawing and water was up half way in the road in places to the cutter box. That they were discussing the tragic disaster of the blowing up of the Maine in Havana harbor and what might happen next as to the U. S. and Spain.

There were no child by this marriage but everybody counts the Simons place as home. They own a fine farm in the Jefferson-St. Lawrence region and the home in Main street.

Arthur Seaker, Gouverneur, recalled that he was the boy, 12, at the time, who helped to do the chores on the Simons farm when Clinton was gone on his wedding grip. The wedding cake, with candles, was the work of Mrs. Orin S. Wilcox, neighbor, who sent it over with regards. Many cards came from friends and Mrs. Grace Spargo, and son, John, Newton, Mass., reached the party the next morning and others called on Sunday.

Redwood, Nov. 2. -- Miss Janice Marion Johnston, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Johnston, Redwood, became the bride of John Edwin Lopez, Binghamton, son of John Lopez, Binghamton, and Mrs. Quin Lazzerri of Endicott Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Francis Xavier Catholic church, with Rev. Emil LaLonde officiating at the double ring ceremony.

The organist was Mrs. William Carmon of Redwood. The nuptial mass was sung by Mrs. Fred Walton and Mrs. Prosper Charlebois. Mrs. Peter Wimmer sang the solo.

The bride, was given in marriage by her father, wore a gown of crystalette over taffeta ending in a cathedral train with bodice and front of embroidered nylon tulle. Her fingertip veil was attached to a crown trimmed with seed pearls and she carried a lace covered prayer book topped with a white orchid.

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Antwerp, Oct. 14. -- Gordon Hastings of Albany, son of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Hastings of Antwerp, married in Albany Friday evening, Oct. 8., Miss Roselyn Slote of Golden Bridge, N. Y.

The wedding was performed in the rectory of St. Patrick’s church and the ceremony was performed by Rev. Father Cahill. The attendants were college friends of the couple, Elizabeth McGrath and Bertram Kiley.

Mr. Hastings graduated from Albany State Teachers’ College in June and since has been employed in Pine Camp and recently in Albany. He expect to leave soon for military training.

His wife, who is a junior at State College, will continue her work there.

Curtis Honeywell, Floyd Quincer, Raymond Williams, and Paul Dollinger Leave For Syracuse Today
Redwood: Four young men of our village’s active younger set, are Curtis Honeywell, Floyd Quincer, Raymond Williams and Paul Dollinger who left today for a year’s military training.

Curtis Honeywell is a partner in the Honeywell & Carmon plumbing business and is a son of Mrs. Laura Honeywell. He is a graduate of Redwood High school class of 1926.

Floyd Quincer has operated a trucking business of his own here and is the son of Mrs. Minnie Quincer.

Paul Dollinger is the son of Mrs. Florence Dollinger and has just recently completed four years with the CC corps.

Raymond Williams is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clark Williams a graduate of Alexandria Bay High school class of 1933 and has been working as a chauffeur for the past several years.

On Saturday evening the boys were the honored quests at a banquet at Hotel Woodruff, Watertown sponsored by the Jefferson County friends of soldiers and sailors.

On Monday evening they were also entertained at an informal party and supper by the Redwood Volunteer Fire Department of which Honeywell and Quincer have been members.

Theresa, July 15. -- Rev. and Mrs. William Sheldon Bishop celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary on Wednesday at their home here. The congregation of this village and of their former churches remembered them with a post card shower. A native of Newfoundland, Mrs. Bishop has not been home since her marriage and today starts with Rev. Mr. Bishop and their son, for an extended visit to her old home and people.

Miss Kathleen Rogers Engaged
Will Become Bride of LeRoy C. Mather on June 30
Mr. and Mrs. James Savage, Pamelia, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Kathleen A. Rogers, to LeRoy C. Mather, 920 Washington street, superintendent of the Henry Keep home.

Miss Rogers was graduated from Watertown High school and Potsdam normal. She received a bachelor of science degree from New York university and has been employed as a teacher at the Red Jacket Central school, Manchester, for the past eight years.

Mr. Mather is a graduate of Boonville High school. He attended New York university and the University of Buffalo and was graduated from the New York school of social work. He has been the superintendent of the Henry Keep home for the past nine years. His first wife, Mrs. Madeline Malcolm Mather died in 1947.

The wedding will take place at Noon Saturday, June 30, at the home of Miss Rogers’ parents in Pamelia.

Syracuse, March 16. -- Announcement is made of the marriage of>B> Miss Lorna De Grace, daughter of Mrs. Nellie De Grace of 221 W. Yates street, East Syracuse, to Pershing A. Hawkins of 1025 James street, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kent Mendell Hawkins of Pierrepont Manor and Orlando, Fla., in St. Mathew’s church, East Syracuse, Feb. 28, with Rev. Francis O’Brien officiating. Miss Marjorie Plessas attended the bride and Clarke D. Flack was best man. Mr. and Mrs. Hawkins are at home at 1026 Midland avenue.

Former Fifth Grade Teacher at West Carthage Is Bride of Electrician---
They Will Reside at Alexandria Bay After Sept. 1.
Carthage Bureau
Watertown Daily Times
Carthage, Aug. 22. -- Miss Hazel I. Meeds, who completed this June her tenth year as fifth grade teacher at West Carthage High school, was married to W. W. Simpson, Alexandria Bay, in a ceremony performed Sunday at the Methodist Episcopal church parsonage at Towanda, Pa.

The couple, now touring the New England states, will reside at Alexandria Bay after Sept. 1.

Mrs. Simpson, formerly of Theresa, has made her home here at 21 North Jefferson street. She is the daughter of Mrs. Jessie Meeds, Far Rockaway, L. I., and the late George Meeds of Theresa.

Prior to coming here, Mrs. Simpson taught for five years at rural schools near Theresa. After graduating from Theresa High school, she completed the Carthage High school teachers’ training course. She has also attended summer school at the Buffalo State Teachers college. Principal Floyd J. Salter of the West Carthage school accepted Mrs. Simpson’s resignation in May.

Mr. Simpson, an electrician, is the son of Mrs. Lottie Simpson, Alexandria Bay, and the late William Simpson. He was graduated from the Redwood High school and attended the School of Engineering at Syracuse university.

The bride was guest of honor here at several pre-nuptial events. Among those who entertained in her honor were Mrs. Lydie Vrooman, Mrs. Edwin C. Pickert, Miss Mary Fortune, Miss Jean Clifford and members of the Argonaut club. Mrs. Simpson was also a guest of honor at the annual faculty dinner this spring.

Married at Camp Blanding
(separate photos: Lieut. And Mrs. Robert Kyle)
Theresa, July 17. -- Mrs. William L. Fitting of West Corners, Theresa, has announced the marriage of her daughter, Mabel, to Lieut. Robert Kyle, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Kyle of Detroit, Mich.

The ceremony took place Saturday, June 5, in a chapel at Camp Blanding, Fla. Chaplain L. Terrell officiated. Lieut. Bottes, and Lieut. and Mrs. Edward Kingsley attended the couple.

The bride wore a two-piece beige suit with lace trimming. Orchids formed her shoulder corsage and her accessories were white.

Lieutenant Kyle is now stationed in Camp Gordon, Ga. Lieutenant Kyle has been in the armed forces for eight years and has three brothers in the service, all on foreign duty.

Mrs. Kyle will come north soon to visit her parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Barnard of Theresa, stopping en route to visit her sister, Mrs. Warren E. (Jacqueline) Cook, of Marcy. Mrs. Kyle was formerly married to Joseph Bogart of Watertown. A final decree of divorce was granted Mrs. Kyle last April in Jacksonville, Fla.

Redwood Airman Is Technical School Grad
Redwood -- Airman third class Donald L. Salisbury, son of Mr. and Mrs. Junior F. Salisbury of Rt. 1, has graduated from the technical training course for air force fuel specialists at Amarillo AFB, Texas.

Airman Salisbury, trained to fuel aircraft and to operate flight line storage tanks and pumping systems, is being assigned to a United States air forces in Europe (USAFE) squadron at Ramstein air base, Germany. His squadron supports the USAFE mission of providing the major air contribution for defense of the NATO countries.

The airman attended Redwood High school.

(The following is possibly an item from a 50 Years Ago Column (1910)
The marriage of Karl A. Roeder of Harrisburg and Miss Mary F. Leonhardt of Plessis was quietly performed Saturday afternoon by Rev. Yost Brandt, pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church at a residence in Watertown. The couple were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Henry Zimmer.


Miss Elizabeth Haller Engaged to Theresa Man (January 1, 1953 - with photo)
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford E. Haller of Lafargeville, have announced the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Miss Elizabeth Jan Haller, to Clifton E. Frederick, son of Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Frederick, Theresa.

Miss Haller is a graduate of Lafargeville central school and the Strong Memorial hospital school of nursing, class of 1948. She was formerly an instructor at the House of the Good Samaritan. Miss Haller is now assistant director of the Edward John Noble hospital at Alexandria Bay.

Mr. Frederick was graduated from Theresa High school and the Simmons Embalming school in Syracuse. He is a funeral director at Theresa.

The wedding will take place in the near future.

Allen Ostrander, Theresa, Takes Bride
Is Married to Miss Rose Sherman of Carthage At Home Wedding On Tuesday Evening
Miss Rose Sherman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Sherman of Carthage became the bride of Allen Ostrander, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howell Ostrander of Theresa at a wedding performed at the home of the bride’s parents on Tuesday evening, June 3rd. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Frederick M. Homrighouse, pastor of the First Presbyterian and United Christian churches of Carthage.

The bride was attired in a slate blue redingote with navy blue accessories and she wore a corsage of white roses. Her matron of honor, Mrs. Donald Bush, of Carthage wore a yellow silk gabardine suit with light blue accessories and a corsage of white roses.

Ralph Timmerman of Theresa was Mr. Ostrander’s best man.

The ceremony witnessed by 65 guests was performed in front of a corner of palms and ferns in the living room of the Sherman residence. A frame of lattice-work provided a background, with peonies and irises flanking the sides of a little alcove in which the bridal party stood. The wedding march was played by Miss L. Elizabeth Dickson.

A buffet supper was served at the close of a reception which followed the ceremony. Later Mr. and Mrs. Ostrander left on a trip through the New England states. On their return they will reside in Theresa.

Mrs. Ostrander is a graduate of Augustinian academy of Carthage and of the training school of the House of the Good Samaritan, Watertown, class of 1939.

Mr. Ostrander is a graduate of Theresa High school and attended St. Lawrence university. He has been prominent in athletic circles. Mr. Ostrander with his father operates several farms. At present he is operating the Ostrander homestead farm, which he purchased in 1937.

Becomes Bride of Frank R. Akins in Ceremony Performed At
Reformed Church Parsonage---To Make Home Here
Miss Ruth I. Meisenheimer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Meisenheimer became the bride of Frank R. Akins, son of Mrs. Lydia Akins, at a ceremony performed at three o’clock, Wednesday afternoon, October 23rd at the parsonage of the Reformed church. Rev. Edward L. Swartout officiated. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Douglas W. Crandall.

The bride was attired in soldier blue with white accessories and wore a corsage of Chrysanthemums. Her attendant also wore blue, and a corsage of red roses.

Following the ceremony a wedding repast was served to the bridal couple and their attendants at the home of the groom’s mother. They left on a short wedding trip at Mr. Akin’s camp near Goose bay and on their return will make their home with his mother, Mrs. Lydia Akins.

The bride is a graduate of the Alexandria Bay High school class of 1937 and of the State School of Agriculture at Canton, class of 1940. During her senior year she was president of the Alpha Phi sorority. This past summer she has been employed at the Corner restaurant.

Mr. Akins also attended the Alexandria Bay High school and for the past five years has been employed at the Thousand Islands Liquor store.

Couple Were Married Sunday Evening in the Rectory of St. Cyril’s Church
Miss Florence Fitzsimmons, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fitzsimmons became the bride of Webster Running, son of George Runnings of this village in a ceremony performed Sunday night at St. Cyril’s rectory by Rev. Armand Dussault. They were attended by Miss Ellen Parker and Lawrence Cole.

Mr. and Mrs. Running will reside at the Fitzsimmons home in the town of Alexandria.

Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George B. Hardie, 2 Oxbow Road, Is Married to Son of Mrs. Ida Dingman,
Canajoharie -- Bride Is Teacher at Palatine Bridge.
Theresa, Aug. 7. -- Miss Doris L. Hardie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George B. Hardie, Oxbow road, became the bride of James V. Dingman, son of Mrs. Ida F. Dingman of Canajoharie this afternoon at 2 in the Methodist church. The wedding was preceded by an organ and violin recital, given by Mr. and Mrs. Everett Campbell, Gouverneur, cousins of the bride. Harry Hardie, brother of the bride, sang two numbers.

The ceremony was performed by Rev. U. B. Grant, pastor. Attending the bride were Mrs. Harry Hardie, matron of honor, and Miss Leola Kellogg, Potsdam, and Mrs. Francis J. Corr, jr., Albany, as bridesmaids. Harry F. Hardie, Antwerp, served as best man, while Alton Dingman, Palatine Bridge, Mr. William Waner, Canajoharie, Mr. Francis J. Corr, jr., Albany, and Mr. Earl Young, Theresa, were ushers. Miss Betty Ann Dingman, niece of the groom, of Palatine Bridge, was the flower girl and carried a basket of mixed flowers. Herbert Dingman, Waterford, nephew of the groom, acted as ring bearer.

The bride was given in marriage by her father. She was gowned in white mousseline de soie, with venetian lace insertion; short, puffed sleeves, and a circular train. Her veil was finger tip in length and was caught by orange blossoms. She wore long lace mitts and carried a shower bouquet of white roses and sweet peas, with forget-me-nots caught in the ribbon.

The matron of honor was gowned in blue net and lace, with short puffed sleeves, and full skirt. The bridesmaids wore pink and ice-blue slipper satin and lace dresses with matching picture hats. The attendants carried formal Dutch bouquets of pink roses and forget-me-nots. The bride’s mother chose a gown of cornflower blue, with matching hat and accessories and a corsage of talisman roses. The groom’s mother wore a print dress and a corsage of pink roses and sweet peas.

Following the ceremony a reception was held at the family home on Oxbow road with 150 guests attending. Refreshments were served. Mrs. Harold Bowhall, Gouverneur; Mrs. Harold Dickson, Antwerp; Mrs. Mark Gates, Hailesboro, all cousins of the bride, poured. The bridal table was centered by the large wedding cake.

The bridal couple left after the reception for a week’s wedding trip into Canada, after which they will make their home in Palatine Bridge. The bride traveled in an ensemble of luggage tan, with matching accessories.

The bride graduated from the Theresa High school, and from Potsdam Normal school and has since taught at Palatine bridge seven years, the last two years as principal of the school. She will continue the teaching position the coming year.

Mr. Dingman attended the Canajoharie schools and has since been associated with the Beechnut Packing company.

Several pre-nuptial showers were given in honor of the bride by Mrs. Francis J. Corr, Miss Margaret Kelley, Miss Margaret Birk, of Canajoharie; officers of the Eastern Star; faculty of the Palatine Bridge school; Mrs. John H. Cole, aunt of the bride, and Mrs. Harry F. Hardie, sister-in-law of the bride of Antwerp.

Photo: A large photo of the 13-member bridal party appeared above the following text:
James V. Dingman of Palatine Bridge and his bride, the former Miss Doris L. Hardie of the Theresa-Oxbow road, are shown in the center of the above picture with members of their wedding party in front of the Theresa Methodist church following the ceremony Wednesday afternoon.

The children pictured in front are Miss Betty Ann Dingman, Palatine Bridge, flower girl, and Herbert Dingman, Waterford, ring bearer.

Others are, left to right, Alton Dingman, Palatine Bridge, usher; Francis Corr, jr., Albany, usher; Mrs. Corr, Albany, bridesmaid; Mrs. Harry Hardie, Antwerp, matron of honor; George B. Hardie, Theresa-Oxbow road, father of the bride; the bride; the bridegroom; Harry Hardie, Antwerp, best man; Miss Leola Kellogg, Potsdam, bridesmaid; William Warner, Canajoharie, usher, and Earl Young, Theresa, usher.

Photo: “Is Church Bride” Mrs. James V. Dingman - Mrs. Dingman, the former Miss Doris L. Hardie, was married in the Theresa Methodist church Wednesday afternoon. She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George B. Hardie of the Theresa-Oxbow road.


Miss Evelyn Morrow is Bride of Edwin Hughes (1953)
Plessis: - Miss Evelyn Morrow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Morrow, and Cpl. Edwin Hughes of Camp Drum and New York city, were married at the Methodist church parsonage in Watertown Sunday afternoon, April 5. The bride was attired in a blue checked suit with white accessories.

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Morrow, brother and sister in law of the bride, attended the couple. The matron of honor chose a navy blue suit with pink accessories.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held for forty guests at the home of the bride’s parents in Baucus Settlement. Out of town guests at the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. James Cromwell and Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Kirby of Brockville, Ont., grandparents of the bride.

Following a short wedding trip, the couple will reside in Watertown.

Double Celebration Held At Howard Haggart Home (August 7. 1952)
Redwood: The Howard Haggart home here was the scene of a double celebration on Friday evening with 30 friends and neighbors gathered to greet the newly-weds, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Haggart, and to help Howard Haggart celebrate his birthday.

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Haggart received many gifts. Mrs. Haggart is the former Miss Andrea Duclon of Alexandria Bay.

Games and contests were held with Mrs. Emma Walton winning the sewing contest. A wedding cake and birthday cake were served. Clarence Haggart also received many gifts.

Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Haggart, Mrs. Andrew Duclon, Mrs. Kenneth Cleveland, of Alexandria Bay, Mr. and Mrs. George Hutcheon, Lewis and Wava Hutcheon of Depauville, Mrs. Albert Hartman, Mrs. Merrill Hunneyman, Mrs. Fred Walton, Mrs. Emma Walton, Mrs. Parker Lambert, Mrs. Floyd Stine, Hedrig Wimmer, Garland Flath, Mrs. Ronald Handschuh, Mrs. Howard Handschuh, Mrs. Edson Bertram, Mrs. Howard Bertram, Mrs. Edward Hartman, Mrs. Maurice Cole, Mrs. Carl Shoulette, Mrs. Deforest Skinner, Ida Willis, Emma Barden, Betsey Hafford, Floyd Stine and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Haggart.

Others sending gifts and best wishes were Betty Megan, Emma Hunneyman, Ruth Schnauber, Mrs. Bert Schneider, Mrs. Gary Schultz, Mrs. Walter Johnston, Mrs. Laura Honeywell, Mrs. Maurice Paddock, Mrs. Everett Ferguson, Mrs. Glenn Smith, Mrs. Albert King, Mrs. Harold Flath, Mrs. Glenn Kelley, Mrs. Alton Rogers, Mrs. Clark Williams, Mrs. Roland Proper, and Mrs. Ernest Gappel.

Son Is Born
Philadelphia, Nov. 4. -- Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Holkins have received word of the birth of a son, John Walter, to their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. David H. Roelkey, at Brunswick, Md., on Saturday, October 26. Mrs. Holkins left Thursday evening for a two weeks’ visit with them.

News has been received here from Manchester, Conn., that a son, John Wheeler, was born to Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Spargo last week. Mrs. Spargo is the former Grace Wheeler of this village, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Wheeler.

Miss Hazel E. Dollinger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herschel Dollinger of Redwood, and William A. Frame, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Frame of Alexandria Bay, were married on Saturday evening at 9:30 in the parsonage of the Methodist Episcopal church, Philadelphia, Rev. A. L. Strauss, pastor of the church, performing the ceremony. The couple was attended by Yvonne Keene Kimball and Donald Dollinger.

Bequest OF $55,000 Aids Home (1987)
A Redwood man has bequeathed $55,000 to the Children’s Home of Jefferson County, 1704 State St.
The will of Joseph H. Patience, 86, a self-employed carpenter who died last Nov. 28, could be approved March 10 by County Surrogate Court Judge Hugh A. Gilbert if no relative objects.

So far, but one of 13 persons who would have benefited from Mr. Patience’s $60,000 estate had he not drafted a will have agreed that the is valid. Edwin N. Patience, Galway, a nephew, has yet to respond.

Mr. Patience left $5,000 to his friend, Wilford C. Root, 9 Margaret Ave., Alexandria Bay, who was named executor of the will. Mr. Root also was bequeathed household furnishings, tools and equipment.

The rest of the $60,000 estate is to be provided to the children’s home.

Mr. Patience was a noted specialty carpenter and wood carver who lived for 20 years in Washington, D.C., before returning to Redwood in 1958.

He was born July 5, 1900, on Wellesley Island, a son of Luther and Latisha Simmons Patience.

Celebrate Anniversary (March 16, 1967)
Redwood - Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Spalsbury were honored on Sunday, March 12 in celebration of their seventh wedding anniversary with a family gathering at their home on Main street.

Present were Mr. and Mrs. Howard Allen and daughters, Jeanie and Mary Alice, Mrs. Hazel Allen, Miss Mary Fram and Peter Farrell all of Alexandria Bay and William Frame, of Oswego, who was visiting here.

They celebrate the 75th birthday that day of Mrs. Hazel Allen.

In the afternoon, Mrs. Fram had a phone call from her half-sister, Mrs. John Bolton, of Gananoque, Ont. to extend best wishes to them and Mrs. Allen.

Cake and ice cream were served.

Redwood Couple To Note Anniversary (Jan. ‘68)
Redwood -- Mr. and Mrs. Ira Zimmer, Cottage Hill Road, Redwood will celebrate their 40th anniversary Jan. 7 at a dinner at Morgia’s Restaurant, Watertown, given by their children.

An open house will be held at the home of their daughter, Mrs. George (Arlene) Parker, 307 Main St., Theresa in the afternoon from 3 to 9 p.m.

Leonard J. Hermann on Bail Pending Conviction Appeal
After County Judge Howard B. Donaldson’s approval of the $1500 bail bond of Leonard J. Hermann, of Redwood, the latter was released on Friday, June 16, from the Jefferson county jail where he has been held since his conviction of a third degree burglary charge in April.

Approval of the bond and liberation of Hermann was another step in the proceeding taken by Attorney Melvin F. Kinkley, Hermann’s counsel, to appeal the conviction to the appellate division fourth department. Amount of bail was fixed last week in Syracuse by Supreme Court Justice Jesse E. Kingsley in granting a certificate of reasonable doubt. Hermann was indicted by the March grand jury for alleged entrance into the Redwood Community Store, Feb. 11.

The Clark-Pierce and the Putnam-Dillon Nuptials. -- A Short Wedding Trip.
Tuesday, September 28 at noon occurred the marriage of Mr. Frank Clark of this village and Miss Kittie G. Pierce of Fine View. The ceremony took place at the home of the bride and was witnessed by the relatives and friends of the contracting parties. The words that joined these two young people together as man and wife were spoken by Rev. E. H. Kenyon, rector of Christ church of this village. After the ceremony dinner was served and the party were brought to this village by the steamer Pastime in time for the 4:10 p.m. train.

Mr. Clark is a son of W. D. Clark of this village. He is a young man of exemplary habits, possessing a genial, happy disposition and is a general favorite, possessing in the highest degree the esteem and confidence of all.

Miss Pierce is a daughter of C. C. Pierce, proprietor of the Fine View hotel. She was for a number of years a resident of this village and is a graduate of Clayton Union school. She has many warm friends here who wish her every happiness for the future. They will begin housekeeping upon their return on Union street and will be at home after Nov. 1.


On the same day at the same hour another happy wedding party were gathered at the summer cottage of Mr. James Dillon at Thousand Island Park to witness the marriage of Charles U. Putnam and Miss Georgia Dillon of Plessis. Rev. A. C. Danforth, pastor of the M. E. church of this village was the officiating clergyman. There were present only the immediate relatives of the contracting parties. A wedding dinner was served and amid showers of rice and the good wishes of all they came to Clayton in time for the afternoon train.

Mr. Putnam is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Squire U. Putnam of Plessis and has been employed as book keeper in the Exchange bank for about one year. During his residence in this village he has made many warm friends who wish him and his fair bride a long and happy life.

Miss Dillon is a daughter of Mr. James Dillon of Plessis and enjoys the esteem of all. She has been an active worker in the M. E. church in Plessis and has been the organist of the church for sometime.

Mr. and Mrs. Putnam will take up their residents (sic) in this village, occupying the Cook house on James street. Mr. Dillon will live with them.

Mr. and Mrs. Clark and Mr. and Mrs. Putnam will enjoy the exhilarating breezes at Star Lake for about a week.

A Fine Woman, 104 Years Old.
To The Times:
Upon the 22nd day of February 1886 it became the writer’s happy experience to visit his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Relief Burt Bodman, and be present in celebrating her 104th birthday, she having been born Feb. 22, 1782, in Southamptom, Mass., in the seventh general from her ancestral immigrant, Harry Burt, who came to America from England in 1640 and settled near what is now Springfield, Mass. She was married to Sylvester Bodman of Williamsburg, Mass., Feb. 10, 1810. Here she resided ten years and five children were born. The family migrated to the north country in 1820 and settled in what is now the town of Theresa near the High Falls in Indian river. Their means of transportation consisted of an ox team, hitched to a wagon and a single horse. When about 20 miles from their destination the wagon broke down and grandmother and the two younger children rode the horse the remainder of the distance, the writer’s father being the youngest, one year old, was carried in his mother’s arms. Life, in the new home, began in a log house which was soon replaced with stone house, still occupied, standing upon a hill about one mile out of Theresa village toward Philadelphia and still in Bodman possession.

Here we found grandmother occupying the parlor which had been relegated to her comfort for some years and in special attendance was her eldest daughter, Miranda, a lady 76 years of age. The write, being her first grandchild, was heartily welcomed. She could not see him as she had been blind since she was about 85 but she readily recognized his voice and (article incomplete*)

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COUPLE IS WED (11/1953) (with photo of couple)
Mr. and Mrs. Donald William Boyer were married Nov. 9 in St. Francis Xavier church at Redwood by Rev. Emile LaLonde. Mrs. Boyer is the former Miss Noreen Lees, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William B. Lees of Redwood. Mr. Boyer is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Boyer of Wenatchee, Wash.

Theresa, Aug. 19. -- The marriage of Miss Doris Neuroth, oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Neuroth of the northern part of the town, to Floyd Thomas King, son of Mr. and Mrs. George King of the Calaboga Road in Hammond, took place at 10 Saturday at the Neuroth home. The wedding ceremony was performed by Rev. C. E. Hastings of the Methodist Episcopal church in this village. They were attended by Edgar King, brother of the bridegroom, and Ruth Neuroth, sister of the bride.

Following the wedding a luncheon was served and the young couple departed for a short wedding trip to the western part of the state.

Mrs. King is a graduate of Theresa High school and Antwerp Training class and has been a successful teacher in the schools here. She is now at school in the Potsdam normal. She is active in church work and plays in the Methodist orchestra here.


Carthage, June 28. -- The wedding of Miss Lulah Briggs, of West Carthage, and Dr. M. M. Ryan, of Philadelphia, at the residence of the bride’s parents, Wednesday evening, was the chief society event of the week. The house was filled to its capacity.

Promptly at 6:30 as the wedding march by Munk’s orchestra was played, Rev. Father Burns, of Watertown, entered. Then came the bridal party. The bride was attended by Miss Martha Jackson, of Lowville; the groom by Dr. E. C. Ryan, of Syracuse. The ribbons forming the aisles through which the party passed were held by Misses Annie Perry, Mamie Rhubart and Annie Ryan.

The bride’s gown was white crepe de chene. The groom was attired in an evening suit of black.

The rooms were beautifully decorated with palms, ferns, potted plants and cut flowers. Rev. Father Burns performed the ceremony. The couple boarded the 8:15 p.m. train.


The patrons of the Plessis Cooperative store at Plessis have voted to sell the store if a suitable agreement with an individual buyer can be reached. (1951)


Betsy J. Slingerland, John Blaisdell Miss Betsy Jean Slingerland, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carmon Slingerland of Selkirk, became the bride of John Anthony Blaisdell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Blaisdell of Coeymans, Saturday in Coeymans Reformed Church. The Rev. R. M. Giles, rector, performed the ceremony.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, had her twin, Mrs. Wayne Travis as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were the Misses Pamela Slingerland, another sister; Linda and Mary Blaisdell, sisters of the bridegroom, and Joyce Moulton and Sandra Jenner, sorority sisters of the bride.

Bruce Darte was best man. Ushers were Wayne Travis, Thomas Williams, Peter Vanderwater, Richard Folino and Jerry Salamae, the latter two fraternity brothers of Mr. Blaisdell.

After a reception at the Petit Paris Restaurant, the couple left on a wedding trip to the Pocono Mountains.

Mrs. Blaisdell is a June graduate of State College at Potsdam, and her husband is a 1961 graduate of Clarkson Institute of Technology. The couple will live in North Caroline where the bridegroom is serving as a lieutenant in the Army. Mrs. Blaisdell will teach in the Sanford City school system. (photo of the bride was included with the write-up.)

Harold Flaths Note 31 Years Married (Aug. 24, 1967)
Redwood -- Mr. and Mrs. Harold Falth were honored Sunday with a picnic in observance of their 31st wedding anniversary at Grasse Point at the cottage of Mrs. Flath’s mother, Mrs. Mabel Zimmer.

Others present were Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Flath, Boonville; Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Barber and children, Ann, Todd, and Brenda, Watertown; Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Schneider, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Leonard and children, Sheryl and Kathy and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Johnson and son, Jimmy. At supper were also Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Bates, daughter, Karen and her friend, Miss Irene Pitcher of Adams, her weekend guest.

Mrs. Johnson made and decorated the anniversary cake for Mr. and Mrs. Flath.

Theresa, Feb. 14. -- Miss Helen Catherine Marceau of Redwood became the bride of Wayne Bartlett of the Lake section of Theresa in a quiet wedding at the Methodist parsonage on Wednesday evening. The couple was unattended and the ceremony was performed by Rev. U. B. Grant of the Methodist church here. Mr. Bartlett is 22 and the son of George Bartlett of North Theresa. Mrs. Bartlett gave her age as 18. Mr. and Mrs. Bartlett will reside on a farm near the Lake of the Woods.

Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. F. Rebscher of Redwood Is Married in Cape Vincent Ceremony, Sunday Afternoon (Oct. 6, 1940)
Redwood: The marriage of Miss Elizabeth Eleanor Rebscher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. F. Rebscher of this village and William G. Grant, of Jersey City, N. J., son of Mrs. Bessie Grant and the late William Grant of Willimette, suburban town of Chicago, Ill., took place on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock in the St. John’s Episcopal church, Cape Vincent, with the Rev. George Nichols, cousin of the bride officiating at the ceremony. The couple were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Layng, of Athens, Canada, brother-in-law and sister of the bride.

Six members of the bride’s immediate family witnessed the wedding.

Miss Rebscher was attired in a brown street length gown with a brown coat and hat trimmed with mink and wore brown accessories.

After the ceremony a wedding dinner was served to the wedding party at Hotel Woodruff, Watertown. The newly weds, Mr. and Mrs. Grant left shortly thereafter on a western trip, which will take them first to Buffalo where they will stop to see Mrs. Grant’s brother, Frederick Rebscher, a student in the University of Buffalo, and then on to Willmette, Ill., where they will visit the groom’s mother, Mrs. Bessie Grant. Upon their return east they will take up their residence in Jersey City, where Mr. Grant is a chemist and bacteriologist for the Kraft-Phoenix Cheese Co.

Mrs. Grant is one of the best known of Redwood’s younger set, and has been active in all civic and social affairs of the community. She was graduated from Redwood High school in 1931 and following graduation attended Syracuse university for a year.

Mr. Grant is a graduate of Willmette High school, Willmette, Ill., and of Ripon college, Ripon, Wisc. For several months during the past summer Mr. Grant was located in this village, while working at various Kraft-Phoenix Cheese units in this locality.


Granddaughter of the Late Adam Bickelhaupt Becomes Bride
of Garfield Prichard in Utica Ceremony (1938)
Redwood, N. Y.
The Marriage of Miss Madeline Mary Bickelhaupt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Miles Bickelhaupt, 1633 Genesee St., Utica to Garfield Prichard of Forrest Hills, L. I., was solemnized at the Bickelhaupt residence, Saturday night, October 29th by Rev. J. A. Redmond, pastor of the Central M. E. Church of Utica.

Miss Helen Janet Bickelhaupt was her sister’s maid of honor, John H. Smith of Forest Hills acted as best man, and John Charles Redmond was ringbearer. Following the ceremony a reception was held.

Mr. Pritchard, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Owen O. Prichard of Poultney, Vt., is a graduate of the R. P. I. at Troy, class of 1931, and is now connected with the Consolidated Edison Co. of New York.

Mrs. Prichard, who is a graduate of the Utica High school and Smith college, class of 1936, has been secretary to Dr. J. C. Hinsey of Cornell Medical college in New York. She is the niece of Mr. and Mrs. Carl O. Bickelhaupt and the granddaughter of the late Adam Bickelhaupt of Redwood.

Mr. and Mrs. Carl O. Bickelhaupt attended the marriage.


Is Married to Richard Phelps---Couple To Make Their Home in San Francisco (1940)
Miss Jayne Coombs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Coombs of this village became the bride of Richard Phelps of San Francisco, Calif., and son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Phelps of Hasbrouck Height, N. J.

The ceremony was performed Saturday, September 21st in the Methodist church in Reno, Nevada, by Reverend Schmitt. The bride who wore a blue wool reddingote suit and a corsage of gardenias and lillies of the valley was attended by Mrs. Eli Bouland. Mr. Bouland, who is manager of the Pacific Can company acted as Mr. Phelps best man.

Following the marriage Mr. and Mrs. Phelps spent a few days at the Golden Hotel in Reno and then left for San Francisco, where they will make their future home and where Mr. Phelps is employed by the Pacific Can company. During this past summer Mr. Phelps was transferred from the east to the San Francisco office of the company.

The bride is a graduate of the Alexandria Bay High school and also took a course in the Marnello Beauty school in New York city., At one time she was employed in the Darling Beauty shop in this village.


Clayton, Sept. 10. -- The marriage of Miss Lulu Miller and Edward Duford took place in St. Mary’s Church, this village, at 6 this morning, the pastor, Rev. Father Garand, performing the ceremony in the presence of a large circle of relatives and friends of the bridal couple. Miss Amelia Duford, sister of the bridegroom, was bridesmaid and Eugene Kendrick of Syracuse acted as best man.

Philadelphia, Aug. 24. -- Mrs. Gladys Brown and Mrs. John Kelley were hostesses at a dinner and shower at the Garden Tea House Thursday evening, given in honor of Miss Maryn (sic) Graves, who is soon to become the bride of Clifford Donahue of Watertown. She received many gifts from her friends. Miss Graves has been employed as bookkeeper for the T. H. Bradley Hardware store for some time, while Mr. Donahue is store manager of the same business.

A stork shower was held for Mrs. Harold Priest at the home of Mrs. Delivan Young last Thursday evening. Those attending were Mrs. Doris Klock, Mrs. Marion Leeson, Mrs. Grace Hinman, Mrs. Winniferd Busler, Mrs. Marion Tilley, Mrs. Marion Priest, Dorothy Porter, Gertrude Houghton, Mary Evelyn Ostrander, Mrs. Gladys Wilcox, Leeola Bowles and Mrs. Eleanor Young. Mrs. Grace Hinman won first prize at Bridge.

The First Reformed Dutch Church was the scene on Monday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock of a lovely June wedding, the first to be solemnized in this church by the Rev. Arthur Ondemool, the new pastor of the church. At that time Miss Helen Virginia Wheeler, daughter of Mrs. Augustus Wheeler of this city, and Ray Augustus White, won of Mrs. Fred White, of Redwood, N. Y., were united in marriage. The beauty and dignity of the old, historic church was enhanced by the simple decoration of tall, stately palms. Preceding the wedding, W. Whiting Fredenburgh, organist of the church, played a brilliant and appropriate program of wedding music. Just before the entrance of the bridal party Mrs. Raoul Nadeau sang very sweetly, “I Love You Truly,” her brother, Fulton Maines, playing a violin obligato to the organ accompaniment. The bridal party entered the church to the music of The Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin. The bride, who was given in marriage by her uncle, Fletcher Peterson, was very charmingly gowned in white satin with jacket and train of Spanish lace. She wore a tulle veil with braided satin coronet and carried swansonia. Miss Lenor Wonderly of this city, as the maid of honor, wore a creation of yellow mousselin de sole and a large picture hat, flower trimmed. She carried an armful of blue delphinium, as did each of the bridesmaids, the Misses Vivian Kent of West Orange, N. J., 1935 graduate, member of Pi Beta Phi, St. Lawrence College, Huldah Knapp of Palmyra, N. Y., junior St. Lawrence member Pi Beta Phi, Elizabeth Rebscher of Redwood, N. Y., and Barbara Vandeveer of Kingston, who wore very pretty frocks of peach colored mousselin de sole, with sashes of delphinium blue velvet and hats to match their frocks. Mr. White had as his best man Earl E. White of LaFargeville, N. Y. The ushers were Donald J. Jewett of Wilkes Barre, Pa., Robert Kabel of Redwood, New York, Richard Gates of Redwood, N. Y., and George Chilson of Kingston, N. Y. Following the ceremony a reception was held in the lounge of the Governor Clinton Hotel, and a lovelier setting for a June wedding reception than that of the lowland and mountain scenery could not be imagined. A fine wedding collation was later served in the dining room to some 60 guests, the tables being very artistically arranged to form a large hollow square, with a round table in the center which held a large bowl of sweetheart rosebuds, around which were laid the bouquets of the maid of honor and the bridesmaids. Among the out of town guests were Mrs. Fred White, mother of the groom, of Redwood, N. Y., Mr. and Mrs. Earl E. White and family from LaFargeville, N. Y., and guests from Lowville, N. Y., and New York city. Later in the afternoon Mr. and Mrs. White left for an extended honeymoon. On their return they will reside in Scranton, Pa., where a newly furnished home awaits them, and where Mr. White is connected with the S. S. Kresge Company. The bride is a graduate of Kingston High School, class of 1930, a graduate of St. Lawrence, 1934, and of Pi Beta Phi fraternity of that college. The groom graduated from St. Lawrence College in 1934, and is a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity. Mr. and Mrs. White take with them the best wishes of many friends of this city.

Miss Viola Baltz Thanksgiving Bride (1941)
Married to Howard Dollinger of Redwood on Thanksgiving Day
Lafargeville: Miss Viola Baltz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Baltz of this village, became the bride of Howard Dollinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Dollinger of Redwood at 11 o’clock, Nov. 20th, at the home of the bride’s parents. Rev. Henry W. Bell, rector of Christ Episcopal church, Clayton, performed the ceremony. White chrysanthemums, pompoms, and palms were used for house decorations.

The bride wore a white classic model gown with long waisted bodice of white valencia lace and a full length skirt of taffeta. She wore her mother’s tulle wedding veil, caught in place with seed pearls, and carried an arm bouquet of white roses.

Her bridesmaid, Miss Caryl Merriman of Potsdam was dressed in pale blue chiffon and her bouquet was of pink and white carnations and pompoms. Harold Baltz of Kingston, N. Y., was Mr. Dollinger’s best man.

Mrs. Dollinger who is a graduate of St. Lawrence university and Potsdam Normal, is a teacher at Fort Jackson. Mr. Dollinger is a graduate of Cortland Normal and attended Springfield college. He is physical instructor in the St. Regis Falls High school.

Following a reception and Thanksgiving dinner to twenty guests Mr. and Mrs. Dollinger left on a brief wedding trip. On their return they will resume their teaching duties. For a going away costume Mrs. Dollinger wore an outfit of blue velvet and black accessories.

Navy Man Visits Parents (Sept. 26, ‘63)
Redwood - Aviation Antisubmarine Warfare Technician Douglas R. Savage has been visiting since Aug. 24th with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Savage and sister, Kathy.

A.X.A.N. Savage has just completed a tour of nine months at the Naval Air Technical Training Center at Memphis, Tenn., where he has been attending Aviation Antisubmarine Warfare Technician School, Class A. A. X. A. N. Savage will report to North Island, San Diego, Calif., for sixteen weeks of school. Following completion of “C” school he will be assigned to Whidbey Island, Washington, for the duration of his enlistment. He enlisted in the navy on Sept. 13, 1962. He is a 1962 graduate of Redwood High school.

(Photo: Lieut. Roland D. Proper)
Jackson, Miss., Feb. 11. -- Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Weber announce the wedding of their daughter, Dorothy Smith, to Lt. Roland D. Proper of Redwood, N. Y.

The ceremony occurred Sunday morning at 9:30 at St. Patrick’s Catholic church, with Rev. John J. Burns officiating in the double ring service.

The bride’s aunt, Miss Alice Howell, was maid of honor and Myron Herring attended the bridegroom as best man.

The bride chose a dressmaker suit of beige with brown accessories and her corsage was of pink rosebuds. Miss Howell wore a hunter green suit with brown accessories and a corsage of pink carnations.

Mrs. Proper has been residing in Jackson where she was employed at the Paramount theater.

Lieutenant Proper is the nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Reed, of Hammond, N. Y. He received his education at Redwood, N. Y., and enlisted in the army air corps, in May, 1943.

He is now stationed at the Jackson air base and he and his bride will reside in this city.

(Photo: Laura and Glenn Cole)
Mr. & Mrs. Glenn L. Cole - 45 Years
REDWOOD -- Mr. and Mrs. Glenn L. Cole, Redwood, will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary Aug. 28 with an open house, given by their children, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall. No gifts, please.

Mr. Cole, son of the late Charles and Emma Cole, and Laura E. Sourwine, daughter of the late Frederick and Mary Sourwine, were married Aug. 28, 1943, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, with Rev. William F. Von Deben officiating.

Attendants were the late Muriel Herlehy, sister of the bride, and Guy Cole, brother of the bridegroom.

Mrs. Cole was graduated from Alexandria Bay High School in 1941 and Mr. Cole was graduated from Redwood High School in 1936. The couple owned and operated a farm on the Farrell Rod until their retirement in 1984.

The couple has two children, Ronald, Redwood, and Linda, Watertown, and three granddaughters.

Miss Ethel Gillette Becomes Bride of Leland C. Robinson

Miss Ethel Gillette of Lafargeville and Leland C. Robiinson of Therresa, both formerly students at Syracuse University, were married Wednesday at the home of the bride’s parents. Mr. and Mrs. Robinson were guests of friends here yesterday.

Mr. Robinson was graduated with the class of 1910 and since has been principal of the Theresa High School. He is a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon and while in the University was affiliated with the Boer’s Head. Mrs. Robinson was graduated last June. She is a member of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Makepeace -- 50 Years (with photo)
PLESSIS -- Mr. and Mrs. Paul C. Makepeace, Route 25, will observe their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday. They will celebrate the occasion with a special dinner with their daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Onna Oosten, and granddaughter Kayla, all of Kingston, Ontario.

Mr. Makepeace, son of Marion E. Makepeace, Alexandria Bay, and the late Harvey C. Makepeace, and Wilma R. Schweigel< daughter of the late William and Jenny Schweigel, were married Nov. 9, 1947, at Port Ewen Methodist Church, Port Ewen, with the Revs. Luther King and Fred Stine officiating.

Attendants were Betty Vidal, sister of the bride, and Harvey Makepeace, father of the bridegroom.

Mrs. Makepeace is a 1943 graduate of Kingston High School and a graduate of Paine Hall School of Medical Secretaries and Technicians, both of Kingston, N. Y. She was a medical secretary for two years.

Mr. Makepeace graduated from Alexandria Central School in 1942 and served in the Navy Seabees. He owned and operated the Makepeace General Store in Plessis for 27 years. He also worked at the Redwood National Bank for 19 years and is on its board of directors.

Mr. Makepeace was a treasurer of the Plessis Fire Department. He was a member of the department for 50 years, and also served as a commissioner.

Both are members of the Alexandria Bay United Methodist Church.

(Photo: Miss Mary E. Delosh)
Plessis, Aug. 28. -- Mr. and Mrs. Albert Delosh announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Evelyn Delosh, to George B. Shultz, son of Mr. and Mrs. George D. Shultz of LaFargeville.

Miss Delosh and Mr. Shultz both attended Alexandria Central school, Alexandria Bay.

Mr. Shultz is employed in Rochester.

A spring wedding is planned.

Photo: WEDDING PARTY -- Shown with their attendants following their marriage Jan. 7. in the Presbyterian church at Theresa are Mr. and Mrs. John Minnick. Left to right are Miss Pearl Mize, Black River, and Miss Venia Constance, Cape Vincent; bridesmaids; Miss Christina Turturro, maid of honor; Mr. and Mrs. Minnick; Donald Kilborn, Depauville, best man; Harold Hoover and George Gable, ushers. The flower girls are Brenda and Linda Minnick of Natural Bridge.

Miss Peggy Shoulette To Wed David Hepfer (photo included)
Redwood -- The engagement of Miss Peggy E. Shoulette, daughter of Mrs. Carl Shoulette, Redwood and the late Mr. Shoulette to David Henfer of Plessis, son of Mrs. Albert Henderson, Plessis, has been announced by her mother.

Miss Shoulette attended Redwood High school.

Mr. Hepfer attended Alexandria Central school and has been employed by Lane Construction company on Route 81.

A November wedding is planned.

Iva Louise Rogers To Wed Richard E. Moyer
Redwood -- Mrs. Etha Rogers, Redwood, Route 2 has announced the engagement of her daughter, Iva Louise, to Richard Everett Moyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Moyer, Watertown, Route 4.

Miss Rogers was graduated from Hammond Central school in June. She is the daughter of the late Edwin Rogers.

Mr. Moyer attended General Brown Central school and is employed by the Charlebois construction company, Watertown.

A spring wedding is planned.

Item: Mrs. M. D. Kingston, who has been a patient in the House of the Good Samaritan hospital for several weeks, is now at the VanOrnum’s nursing home, Watertown.

Miss Linda Amyot Bride of Neil Gates
Schermerhorns Landing -- Miss Linda Amyot, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Amyot became the bride of Neil Gates, son of Richard Gates, jr., Florida and Mrs. Hampton Compton, Plessis; Saturday, Nov. 23 at 1 p.m. at St. Peters church, Hammond. Rev. Keepe performed the ceremony.

Mrs. Carol Bartlett, Redwood, sister of the bride, was matron of honor and Joey Johnston, Redwood was best man.

A reception was held at the home of her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Alex Amyot immediately following the ceremony for relatives and friends.

Mr. Gates attended schools in North Carolina and Florida and is employed by the Burns Trucking Co., Watertown.

Mrs. Gates is a graduate of Hammond Central school.

The couple will reside at the Lake Trailer Park, Calcium.

Mr. & Mrs. Francis Dickhaut
50 Years
PLESSIS - Mr. and Mrs. Francis W. Dickhaut, Plessis-Brown’s Corners Road, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 28 with an open house/double anniversary party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald W. Pierce, who were celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary.

Mr. Dickhaut, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dickhaut, and Miss Clara I. Schneider, daughter of Mrs. Mary Schneider and the late Adelbert Schneider, were married Oct. 3, 1936, at the Lutheran Church parsonage, Redwood (Rev. R. F. Henderson officiating - crossed out).

Honor attendants were Merrill and Fannie Hunneyman.

Mrs. Dickhaut was graduated from Potsdam Normal School and was a teacher in local area schools for several years.

Mr. Dickhaut is a lifetime resident and farmer in the Browns Corners area.

They are members of the local antique gas engine club.

The couple has three children, Mrs. Morris (Beverly) Weller and Mrs. Donald (Judy) Pierce, both of Redwood, and Terry, at home, and five grandchildren.

(Photo 1989) -- FIVE GENERATIONS of a Plessis family gathered recently for a photograph, Vondilee Pike holds her great great grandson, Tyler Gill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gill, Jr. Standing, from left, are: Ella Gill, the baby’s great grandmother; Harry Gill, his grandfather; and Harry Gill, Jr., the baby’s father.

(Photo: Mr. and Mrs. Harold Gill)
Couple Celebrate 50th Anniversary
Plessis -- Mr. and Mrs. Harold H. Gill, Wall Street, Plessis, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 6 with a family dinner at the Roma Restaurant, Gouverneur.

Eila Rose Matthews, daughter of the late Arthur Matthews and the late Vondilee Durham Matthews Pike and step-daughter of the late Albert Pike, became the bride of Harold Hicks Gill, son of the late Harry Alton Gill and the late Ethel Hicks Gills on June 7, 1941 in Trinity Episcopal Church, Gouverneur, with Father Boyle officiating. Franklin Bresett and the late Helen Bresett were honor attendants.

The couple have two sons, Harry Gill who lives with his wife Joyce in Plessis and H. Lee Gill who resides with his wife Regina in LaFargeville, seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Mr. and Mrs. Gill owned and operated the Plessis GLF from 1954-68. In 1968, Mr. Gill began work for the Evans Mills Agway where he was employed until his retirement in January 1984. He served in the U. S. Army in Germany during World War II.

Mr. Gill is a member of Theresa Masonic Lodge 174, IOOF Lodge 328 of Redwood, Antwerp American Legion 916, Rainbow Rod and Gun Club, Plessis Fire Department, and is a past New York State Assembly officer.

Mrs. Gill is a member of the Theresa Order of the Eastern Star, Redwood, Rebekah Lodge 631, Plessis Firemen’s Auxiliary, and Unit 916 Antwerp American Legion Auxiliary. She was named Rebekah of the Year in 1983.

Miss Gladys Haas Is June Bride (1937)
Was Married To Robert C. Hunter Of Plessis At The Home of Her Parents, Saturday Morning.
A pretty home wedding marked the marriage of Miss Gladys Evaline Haas, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Haas of Browns Corners to Robert Charles Hunter of Plessis. The marriage took place Saturday morning, June 4th, at 10:30 o’clock at the home of the bride’s parents, Rev. William J. Hancock of Theresa, and former pastor of the Plessis Methodist church, officiating. They were attended by Miss Ida Hunter, sister of the bridegroom, and John Slate of this village.

The bride was gowned in smoke blue lace and wore a shoulder bouquet of deep pink roses. Her bridesmaid was attired in a figured gray silk and wore a should bouquet of Talisman roses.

Following the ceremony, a five course wedding breakfast was served to the wedding party and guests at the Bon Air restaurant at Browns Corners. The bride’s cake formed the centerpiece of the table at which 18 quests were seated. At the close of the wedding luncheon a birthday card was placed before the groom, the day being his 22nd birthday.

The bride’s going away outfit was a tailored suit of yellow, with white accessories. The couple left for a week’s stay in the mountains. They will have apartments at Browns Corners upon their return.

The bride is a graduate of the Alexandria Bay High school .

Mr. Hunter, who is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Hunter of Plessis, also attended the local school.

The following guests attended: Mr. and Mrs. Ross Hunter, Mrs. Ida Hunter, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Haas, Miss Ina Haas, Mrs. Frank Parker, John Slate, of Alexandria Bay and Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Wilson, grandparents of the bridegroom, and Rev. Mr. and Mrs. William J. Hancock, Theresa.

Mrs. Richard Felder Is Honored At Affair Given By Miss Verna House on Friday Afternoon)
Miss Verna House entertained at a miscellaneous shower at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude House of Alexandria Center, for Mrs. Richard Felder, Friday afternoon. Mrs. Felder, a recent bride, is the former Miss Kathlen (sic) Van Brocklin.

During the afternoon games were enjoyed. Every few minutes an alarm clock would ring, and Mrs. Felder would have to hunt for the clock and a gift. She received many useful and beautiful gifts.

Later in the afternoon a buffet luncheon was served, the color scheme being carried out in deep pink and white. A large bell was hung in the dining room door and Mrs. Felder was requested to pull the string and in so doing was showered with confetti. The bride’s cake was made by Mrs. Carl Felder.

Among the invited guests besides Mrs. Felder were the Misses Laura Sourwin(e), Ellen Parker, Lula Bellinger, Dorthy Jarvis of Lyn, Ont., Marilyn Castell, Florence and Frances Kavanaugh, Jean House, Margery Switzer, Mrs. George Van Brocklin, Mrs. Charles Hindle, Mrs. Welbie Hotis of Watertown, Mrs. Webster Running, Mrs. Joseph Felder, Mrs. Claude House, Mrs. Carl Roeder, Mrs. Wm. O’Hallaran, Mrs. James Knox, Mrs. Milo Moore, and Mrs. Leslie Parker.

(Photo: Howard and Junia Bertram)
Mr. & Mrs. Howard Bertram
50 Years
REDWOOD -- Mr. and Mrs. Howard L. Bertram, Number Six Road, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 20 with a family dinner at noon at Hudson’s Cafe. The couple will greet family and friends from 2 to 4 p.m. that day at the Fellowship Hall of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Redwood, at a party given by their children.

Mr. Bertram, son of the late Edson and Rosa Bertram, Redwood, and Junia L. Burns, daughter of the late John and Camilla Burns, Fineview, were married Feb. 20, 1943, at the Plessis Methodist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Jones officiating.

Attendants were Katherine Nunn Kleinhaus, Fineview, and Roy Hall, Redwood.

Mrs. Bertram worked as a sales clerk for many years.

Mr. Bertram was an equipment operator for a number of years.

The couple has three children, Bonnie A. Girvin, Plessis, Bethany J. Brassard, Redwood, and Gary P., Cicero, and six grandchildren.

Jacob L. Dillon and Miss Elva Marie Whitney, both of this city, were quietly married Tuesday evening at the parsonage of the First Baptist church by Rev. J. Foster Wilcox. Mr. Dillon is shipping clerk for the Watertown Engine Co. They will reside in this city.

Anniversaries Celebrate (1986) - Dickauts & Pierces
Redwood - Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Pierce and Mr. and Mrs. Francis Dickhaut celebrated their 25th and 50th wedding anniversaries together with many friends and relatives at an open house at the Ronald Pierce home Sunday Sept. 28.

Mr. and Mrs. Pierce were married Oct. 1, 1961, at the First Presbyterian Church of Hammond by the Rev. Vincent Crawford with Eugene Pierce and Mrs. Jean Hunter as attendants.

The Pierces live on the Plessis-Browns Corners Rd. They have four sons, Robin, Roy, Richard and Randall.

Mr. and Mrs. Francis Dickhaut were married Oct. 3, 1936, at the Lutheran Church parsonage in Redwood by Rev. Kruza, attendants were Merrill and Fannie Hunneyman.

The Dickhauts live on their farm on the Plessis-Browns Corners Road. They have three children, Beverly Weller, Judy Pierce and Terry. They also have five grandsons.

On Wednesday of last week a considerable company of relatives and friends assembled, by invitation, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Holloway at Delafarge Corners, near Omar, to witness the marriage of their daughter, Hattie Maude, to Charles H. Grappotte, of Omar. The ceremony was performed by Rev. H. J. Baldwin, pastor of the Baptist church in Clayton. Promptly at one the couple took their places, unattended, in the spacious parlor, before a background of cut flowers very tastefully arranged. Following most hearty congratulations came a repast such as only farmers’ wives and daughters are able to prepare. The bride was arayed (sic) in a closely fitting gown of Nile green, which was trimmed with satin ribbons in contrast and with lace. She wore no jewels and bore in her hand a bouquet of cut flowers in white and red. The company broke up at four, the newly wedding couple taking the afternoon train at Lafargeville for a visit at Rochester. They will make their home in Omar, where Mr. Grappotte is in business. May they live to see many happy anniversaries.

(Photos: Helen Tidd Service and R. Gareth Service)
Couple to celebrate 60 years of marriage (Aug. 16, 1995)
Alexandria Bay -- Mr. and Mrs. R. Gareth Service, 130 Church Street, observe their 60th wedding anniversary Sunday, Aug. 16. Their family would like friends to join them in a celebration of their marriage and life at the Admirals’ Inn from 3 to 5 p.m. Memories and best wishes are presents enough.

Mr. Service, son of the late Newell T. and Edith White Service, was married to Helen Ruth Tidd, daughter of the late Clarence B. and Harriet LaLonde Tidd, Aug. 16, 1938, at St. Cyril’s Church rectory with the late Monsignor Armand Dussault officiating.

Attendants were Ruth Radley Wilse and the late Kenneth Herrick.

Mrs. Service, 1 1930 graduate of Alexandria Bay High School, retired as the Alexandria Bay correspondent for the Watertown Daily Times in 1977. Previously, she was a secretary at the Alexandria Bay Chamber of Commerce.

She is a member of the Altar and Rosary Society, the E. J. Noble Hospital/Samaritan Auxiliary, the Alexandria Home Bureau and the John B. Lyman Post 904 American Legion Auxiliary. She has been a creative customer for special events in Alexandria Bay promotional functions.

Mr. Service, a 1928 graduate of Alexandria Bay High School, attended Queens University, Kingston, Ont. He was employed at Corner Pharmacy and the Alexandria Bay Chamber of Commerce and was co-owner of the Pilgrim Boat Tours, with the late W. Grant Mitchell.

He was the Alexandria Bay correspondent for the Times in the late 1930’s and moved to the Times’ city room in Watertown in November, 1942. Mr. Service entered the Army Nov. 5, 1943, and served with the 83rd Infantry Division in the European Theater of Operations, seeing duty in such conflicts as the Normandy campaign, St. Malo and the Battle of the Bulge. After the discharge from Ashford General Hospital, White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., June 5, 1945, Mr. Service returned to civilian life and worked in various positions at Alexandria Bay, rejoining the editorial staff of the Times Nov. 5. 1956. He was named state editor Dec. 12, 1969, and retired from the position March 31, 1975.

Mr. Service, a past commander of the John B. Lyman American Legion Post 904, is an artist who specializes in St. Lawrence River scenes.

The couple have three children, Mrs. Hunter (Martha) Grimes III, Limestone Road, Town of Alexandria, Mrs. John (Melinda) Comstock, Wellesley Island and Robert G., Alexandria Bay, five grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Rev. Father Dussault Performs Ceremony at Wedding of Miss Knight to Philip Ivey, Caretaker of Nehmabin Island
Alexandria Bay, June 6. -- Miss Julia Knight, daughter of the late Morris Knight and Mrs. Esther Knight, was married to Philip Ivey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ivey, Sunday morning at St. Cyril’s rectory by Rev. Father Dussault, pastor.

Jewel Knight, twin sister of the bride, and Louis Burtch attended the couple who left immediately after the ceremony for Watertown where a wedding breakfast was held at the Woodruff hotel.

The breakfast, which was given by Mrs. Fred Knight, grandmother of the bride, was attended by Mr. Burtch, Miss Knight, Mr. and Mrs. Ivey, Mrs. Annie Massey, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Comstock, Miss Sally Ann Comstock, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Fitzsimmons, and Harry Roy.

After the breakfast, the party motored to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Comstock where the wedding cake was cut.

The bride wore a blue tailored suit with white accessories and a corsage of pink roses. The bridesmaid wore a cream-colored dress with white accessories and a corsage of lilies of the valley.

Mr. Ivey and his bride both attended the local high school and for the past three years Mr. Ivey has been employed as caretaker at Nehmabin island, where the young couple will reside.

(Photo: Peggy Elizabeth Shoulette)
Redwood, Oct. 29. -- Mrs. Carl Shoulette announces the engagement of her daughter, Peggy Elizabeth, to David Hepper, son of Mrs. Albert Henderson of Plessis.

Miss Shoulette attended Redwood High school.

Mr. Hepper attended Alexandria Bay Central school, and has been employed by Lane Construction company on Route 81.

A November wedding is planned.

(Photo: Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Kernehan)
Wilson Kernehans Note Anniversary - (Marc. 20, 1975)
Alexandria Bay -- Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Kernehan of 13 Rock Street celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary Sunday, March 16 at a party held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kernehan, 7 High Street. The party was given by their children, Robert, Mrs. Lyle (Barbara) Van Tassel of Redwood and William of Alexandria Bay.

Mr. Kernehan, son of Charles and Alice Kernehan of Alexandria Bay was married to the former DeEtta Simpson, daughter of William and Lottie Simpson of Redwood on March 16, 1930 in Philadelphia by Rev. Miles Hutchins. Their attendants were Rose and Veronica Jaquith.

Mr. Kernehan was employed by the Thousand Islands State Parks Commission for 43 years until his retirement in 1971.

In addition to their three children the couple has eight grandchildren.

Guests at the celebration included Mrs. Mary Goodhue, Harold Kernehan, Jean and Maria Conti, Mr. and Mrs. Worthington Simpson, Mrs. Arthur Estes, Mrs. John Hayes, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Simpson, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Van Brocklin, Mr. and Mrs. Bjarne Petterson, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Steele, Mr. and Mrs. Gus Fredenburg, Mr. and Mrs. Gerry Gregware, Mrs. Frances Cole and children Marty and

Amy, Charles Van Tassel, Willie Kall, Robert Peck and Arlene Pfister.

THERESA COUPLE WED 57 YEARS (December 7, 1949)
Mr. and Mrs. Sterling A. Graves Note Occasion Without Party.
Theresa, Dec. 7. -- In their home in Main street, next to the Theresa Free library, Mr. and Mrs. Sterling A. Graves, known in church and fraternal circles, are celebrating their 57th wedding anniversary today.

Mr. Graves enjoys telling how he drove from Antwerp to Evans Mills, to the home of the bride for the wedding on Dec. 7, with a cutter, but the day was warm. The wedding was at high noon with an uncle, the late Rev. E. S. Cheeseman, Theresa, officiating. A wedding dinner followed and the wedding party drove to Antwerp in a blizzard of a snowstorm that had struck the north quickly. It snowed several inches, but later the snow melted and there was a green Christmas.

The bride was Cora Root, daughter of George and Ursula Wilber Root. The family was Methodist, but “Grandma Wilber” was a devoted “friend” of the LeRaysville section. Cora was born Oct. 26, 1868, and recently the family celebrated her 81st birthday. An enlarged picture of this bride hangs in Mr. Graves’ den. She is wearing her wedding dress of white.

Mr. Graves, born June 13, 1870, son of Gilbert and Isabel Wilson Graves, spent his early days in Antwerp. Not long after their marriage they located in Theresa to operate the Cheeseman farm, owned by Rev. E. S. Cheeseman. Now the Graves family owns that farm, the adjoining farms of Clifford Cheeseman and Lyman Stearns, and the large island at Indian landing, as well as their home in this village.

When the Odd Fellows lodge was organized here, Mr. Graves, who joined the Odd Fellows Dec. 9, 1891, was a charter member. He became a Mason later, being raised in Theresa lodge Dec. 19, 1913. He is a granger, a farm bureau leader and long a member of the Dairymen’s league. Both Mr. and Mrs. Graves have been members of the Methodist church here since coming to Theresa over a half century ago. They have been active in the Sunday school during their years of service. Mr. Graves has a keen interest in col- (article incomplete).......

(Photo: Mr. and Mrs. Sterling A. Graves)

Miss Jayne Bartlett To Wed Norman Doust
(Photo: Miss Jayne Helen Bartlett)
Redwood -- Mrs. Helen Bartlett of Redwood and Mr. Wayne Bartlett of Liverpool announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Jayne Helen Bartlett, Syracuse, to Robert Norman Doust, son of Mr. and Mrs. John S. Doust, Sr., of Marietta, N. Y.

The future bride is a graduate of Redwood High school and is employed by the New York Telephone company in Syracuse.

Mr. Doust is a graduate of Marcellus Central school and attended Morrisville State University of Technology. He is employed by Consolidated Gas and Service Company in Syracuse.

A spring wedding is planned.

Hammond, Oct. 2. -- Miss Minnie Amyot, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Amyot of Hammond, and Roy Sargent of Alexandria Bay were married Tuesday morning at 8 in St. Patrick’s church at Rossie by Rev. C. A. Collins, pastor.

The attendants were Miss Helen Amyot and Paul Amyot, sister and brother of the bride.

For the past two years Miss Amyot has been employed in this village by Mrs. F. G. Felt and a few days ago Mrs. Felt gave a variety shower in her honor.

Mr. Sargent is employed on his father’s farm in Alexandria Bay, where the couple will reside.

Lois Elaine Dollinger Engaged To Marry
(with photo)
LaFargeville -- Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dollinger announce the engagement of their daughter, Lois Elaine, to Francis L. Panunzio, Jr., son of Francis Panunzio, Sr., of Hammond and the late Helen Panunzio.

Miss Dollinger, a 1970 graduate of Alexandria Central school is employed at the Ledges Motel in Alexandria Bay.

Mr. Panunzio is a 1987 graduate of Redwood High school and is employed in Watertown by the Sal Masonry Company of Syracuse.

No date has been set for the wedding.

(Photos: Betty and Richard Shattuck, 40 years ago and today. - Oct. 4, 1998)
Mr. & Mrs. R. E. Shattuck -- 40 Years
Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Shattuck, Spring Valley Drive, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary Sunday at a family gathering given by their children.

Mr. Shattuck, son of the late Elon and Nelli Shattuck and foster son of the late Lyman and Julia Foster, married Betty Jean Jonas, daughter of the late Joseph and Eva Taylor Jonas, on Sept. 27, 1958, in St. Francis Xavier Church, Redwood, with the Rev. Emile G. LaLonde officiating.

Honor attendants were Lela Snyder and Terrance Running.

Mrs. Shattuck, a 1953 graduate of Carthage High School, attended the Watertown School of Commerce and has been the bookkeeper for Pine Cleaners for 40 years. She also has been employed by Sears, Roebuck and Co. for several years.

She previously was a volunteer at the House of the Good Samaritan, now Samaritan Medical Center, for 10 years, and was a longtime volunteer at Immaculate Heart Central High School bingo games.

Mr. Shattuck graduated from Alexandria Bay High School and the Watertown School of Commerce. He was a bookkeeper at Britton Hardware Store, Alexandria Bay, before becoming office manager at Household Merit Inc., where he worked for 28 years. He has been director of the Northern New York Agricultural Historical Society museum in Stone Mills for several years.

They have three children, Catherine Shattuck Egan, Chaumont, Andrew W., Ogdensburg, and Mary Beth Martin, Belfort.

Mr. & Mrs. Philip Spano (with photo)
45 Years (1977)
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Spano, 145 Bellew Ave., celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary at the home of their son, Joseph Spano, West Winfield, at a dinner party given by their children on April 3.

Carmela Amedeo, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Saverio Amedeo and Philip Spano, son of Mr. Giuseppe Spano, Reggio Calabria, Italy, and the late Florence Spano, also of Italy, were married on April 2, 1932, in a ceremony performed by the late Rev. Claude Sechi, then pastor of St. Anthony’s Church. They were attended by Mrs. Rose Amedeo Vallelunga and the late Anthony Surace.

They have five children, Joseph, West Winfield, Natale, Lowville, Mrs. Joseph (Florence) Martino, Watertown, Saverio, Waterford, and Dominic, Watertown. They have nine grandchildren.

Mr. Spano who came from Italy in 1928, settled first in Rochester, and then in Watertown at the time of his marriage. He is now semi-retired, having been in the fruit and produce business for more than 40 years. Mr. Spano is an honorary member of the Italian-American Civic Association. Mrs. Spano is a member of the Rosary Society of St. Anthony’s Church. They are both members of St. Anthony’s Church.

(Photo: Mr. and Mrs. J. Kenneth Dixon)
40 Years Wed Noted (October 5, 1967)
Adams Center -- Mr. and Mrs. J. Kenneth Dixon observed their 40th anniversary Oct. 1.

They were honored at an open house at their home Sunday afternoon planned by their three children.

Mrs. Dixon, the former Miss Morna Murray, daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Murray, Adams Center, and the late Charles Murray, and J. Kenneth Dixon, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Dixon, Adams Center, were married on Oct. 1, 1927, at the parsonage of the First Methodist church, Watertown, Rev. Edgar O. Spaven then pastor of the church officiated.

Since their marriage, the couple has lived in Adams Center. Mr. Dixon is a beekeeper and self-employed carpenter. They are the parents of three children, a son, John K., Copenhagen, and two daughters, Mrs. Jack (Candace) Elmer, Adams Center, and Miss Kathy Dixon, at home and they have four grandchildren.

Item: Ogdensburg, Sept. 13. -- Announcement is made of the marriage of Miss Emma Bell and David Larock, both of Riverside Drive. The ceremony took place at the Methodist Episcopal church of Morristown, Sept. 7, Rev. O. E. Webster officiating.

Mrs. Larock is a graduate of St. Lawrence university. The couple will live on farm on Riverside Drive. Mrs. Larockis the daughter of William J. Bell. Mr. Larock is the son of Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Larock.

Three marriage licenses were issued Friday afternoon at the office of the city clerk.
Bert Doney, milk dealer, 820 Mill street, and Miss Pearl Cassidy, clerk, 924 Huntington street, filed intentions to wed. Their marriage will take place this evening at the rectory of Holy Family church, Rev. James A. Fix, officiating. A wedding reception will be held at the Cassidy home.

Mr. Doney is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Doney. Miss Cassidy is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Cassidy. She has been employed at the A. & P. store on Court street.

OSBORNE -- At the House of the Good Samaritan, Jan. 29, 1932, to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Osborne, 423 Lincoln street, a daughter, Carol Ann.

Miss Ruth May Montondo, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H....?... Montondo, 148 Duffy street, well known local milk dealer, Charles street, at a ceremony solemnized this morning at 8:45 a.m. at the Concordia Lutheran church, Rev. F. K. Vogt officiated.

The couple was attended by Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Dorr, brother and sister-in-law of the bridegroom.

Mr. and Mrs. Dorr left after the ceremony by train for Montreal and Quebec and upon their return in a week will reside at 217 Charles street.

The bride selected a blue traveling suit trimmed with black galyac (sic) fur. Her accessories harmonized with her costume. She carried a bouquet of pink Rapture roses.

Mrs. Dorr attended the local schools, including the Watertown High school. She has been employed at the Smith and Percy store.

Mr. Dorr has been a milk dealer in this city for the past twelve years. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Dorr of Limerick. This was the second marriage, his first wife having died.

(Photos: Kenneth and Luella Griswold, Sept. 9, 1938, and today, September 5, 1998)
Mr. and Mrs. K. L. Griswold -- 60 Year
BLACK RIVER -- Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Lyle Griswold, 29814 Route 283, will observe their 60th wedding anniversary Wednesday. They celebrated the occasion with a celebration dinner in early August at Schultz’s Restaurant on Mill Street, Watertown.

Mr. Griswold, son of the late Rev. Howard A. and Myrtle Griswold, was married to Luella Evelyn Davis, daughter of the late Clinton R. and Cornie Colvin Davis, on Sept. 9, 1938, at the bride’s Martin Street Road home in Carthage with the bridegroom’s father officiating.

The couple were attended by Beula LaLonoe Newrath, Hammond, and Clarence Buchanan, Hallmark Nursing Centre, Carthage, formerly of Great Bend and a cousin of the bridegroom.

Mrs. Griswold graduated from West Carthage High School in 1932. From 1932 to 1938 she was employed by Milvo and Whaling Inc., now Lofink Ford Agency. She was later employed by American Wood Splitters, Inc. Mrs. Griswold was a bookkeeper for Russell Finch Contractors from 1963 to 1984, retiring after more than 20 years of service.

Mr. Griswold graduated from Camden (N.J.) High School in 1930, while his father was ministering in Camden. He was employed at St. Regis Paper Mill, retiring after 10 years of service. Mr. Griswold was town justice in Champion in the 1950’s. He has been a deacon of the Black River First Baptist Church for many years.

The couple lived in Carthage, where Mr. Griswold delivered milk for Altamont Milk Co., before moving to Massena when he went to work for Niagara Mohawk Power Corp.

A year later, they began operating the Champion Huddle farm of Charles Applegate, Mrs. Griswold’s uncle, which they subsequently purchased and operated until 1953. At this time, they moved to Black River and opened Griswold’s Ice Cream and Coffee Shop near the Number One Gate at Fort Drum. Mrs. Griswold was chief cook and ice cream maker at the shop, which they sold in 1963.

They have been active members of the Black River First Baptist Church for many years.

The Griswolds have two daughters, Linda Greene, Houston, Texas, and Joy Hamilton, Black River; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

(Photo: Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Getman)
Open House To Note Couple’s Anniversary (July 24, 1975)
LaFargeville -- Mr. and Mrs. Stanley H. Getman, Blind Creek Cover, Sandy Creek will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, Aug. 1., at an open house from 2 to 5 p.m.

Stanley Getman, son of Joseph and Dora Getman and Pauline Bass, daughter of Samuel and Nellie Bass were married at a garden wedding at the Bass home Aug. 1, 1925 with the late Rev. T. T. Davies officiating. They were attended by Carl Getman, Alice Bass Clark, Viola Bass Abel, Muriel Bass Heredia and Lou Clark Calhoun. Doris Getman Stanton played the wedding march. Hattie Minor Tout and Ruth Clark Donahue served the wedding dinner to the immediate family at the Bass homestead on Hinman Road, Pulaski.

The couple have three children: Mrs. Bruce (Alice) Beasor, Theresa; Harold Getman, LaFargeville and Jay who died in 1942. They have seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

After their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Getman lived on a large dairy farm at Tanners Corners, Jefferson County, for 27 years until their son, Harold, began its operation. Mr. and Mrs. Getman moved to Clayton street in LaFargeville and in 1951 Mr. Getman was employed as head custodian at the LaFargeville Central School. Since retirement, Mr. and Mrs. Getman are at home seven months of the year in St. Peterburg, Fla. and five months at Lilac Lodge in Blind Creek Cove, Sandy Creek.

Friends and relatives are invited to attend.

BAY COUPLE IS WED 54 YEARS (April 8, 1955)
Alexandria Bay, April 8. -- Mr. and Mrs. Alfred A. Lee, 1 Chayne circle, will observe their 54th wedding anniversary Easter Sunday. No special celebration is planned.

The former Miss Jessie M. Hunneywell and Mr. Lee were married at the home of the bride’s parents, the late Frank and Sarah Hunnneywell, April 10, 1901. They have always lived in this village. A native of Alexandria Bay, Mrs. Lee was born Feb. 3, 1880, and attended schools here.

Mr. Lee, son of the late Peter and Zubie Lee, was born March 26, 1881, in Canada. A board builder, he formerly owned the Fitzgerald and Lee boat works. He sold the business to Harold Van Norman years ago. He still does some repair work on boats.

Mr. and Mrs. Lee have four children, Mrs. Sarah Moore and John Lee of Alexandria Bay; Mrs. Gerald Reed, Fishers Landing, and Wilfred Lee, Webster. They have ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Belleville, Feb. 24. -- Miss Mabel Kay Dobbin, Adams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wellington Dobbin, Adams, and Francis Earl Shattuck, Belleville, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Elon Shattuck of Natural Bridge, were married Saturday night by Rev. Philip Tonkin, pastor of the Lorraine Methodist church.

Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Shattuck of Syracuse, brother and sister-in-law of the bridegroom were the couple’s only attendants.

A wedding supper in honor of the couple was held immediately following the ceremony at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. Lyndor Matteson, Belleville.

Mrs. Shattuck was graduated from Adams High school, class of June, 1952. Mr. Shattuck attended Alexandria Bay school and is employed on the Matteson farm near Belleville.

Miss Sara Holmes Yost Bride of Charles Wingerath, Jr. (Apr. 9, 1921)
Redwood, April 12. -- Miss Sara Holmes Yost of Redwood, a student in William Smith College, Geneva, N. Y., became the bride Saturday of Charles Wingerath, jr. of Jamaica, L. I., according to information received here by relatives and friends today. The ceremony took place Saturday evening in the Little Church Around the Corner, New York city. The announcement came as a surprise to Miss Yost’s many friends here for no mention of an engagement had been made here.

Miss Yost has spent the greater part of her life in this village. Her parents are dead, but she had been making her home with her aunt, Miss Addie Holmes, for a number of years. She is a second year student at William Smith College. She had given no indication that she did not intend to complete her education and the romance, which resulted in the marriage Saturday, is believed to be a short one.

The bride is a popular young woman of Redwood and has many friends and acquaintances here. She is a communicant of Redwood Episcopal church.

Mr. and Mrs. Wingerath will reside at Jamaica, L. I.

Pierrepont Manor, April 22. -- Mrs. Kent Mendell, who arrived home this week from a six months visit in the south today, announced the marriage of her youngest son, Pershing A. Hawkins, to Miss Lorna DeGrace of East Syracuse.

The ceremony was performed Feb. 28 in St. Matthew’s church, East Syracuse, Rev. Francis O’Brien, pastor, officiating. Attendants were Miss Marjorie Plessas, and Clarke D. Flack of Syracuse.

Mrs. Hawkins was educated at East Syracuse where her mother, Mrs. Nellie DeGrace, 221 West Yates street, Syracuse, was a teacher. She has been employed at the Dey store and was recently promoted to assistant buyer. Mr. Hawkins, son of Mrs. Mendell and the late Glenn B. Hawkins, was educated at Nottingham high school, Syracuse, and is employed by the National Grain Yeast corporation, South Crouse avenue, Syracuse.

Mr. and Mrs. Hawkins are living at 1026 Midland avenue, Syracuse.

Shower Is Held.
Limerick, April 22. -- Mrs. Clarence Brown gave a variety shower Saturday at 7 p.m. for Mrs. Virginia Allen Stevens of Brownville. Mrs. Stevens was the former Miss Virginia Allen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Allen.

(Photo: Mrs. Jesse T. Kelsey)
Lieut. Jesse T. Kelsey Marries Florida Girl Following His Graduation From West Point.
Theresa, June 19. -- The Holy Trinity chapel at the U. S. Military Academy, West Point, was the scene June 8 of the military wedding of Miss Anne MacDonald, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. MacDonald of Miami Beach, Fla., to Lieut. Jesse T. Kelsey, formerly of Theresa, son of Mrs. Jesse E. Kelsey, DeWitt, and the late Mr. Kelsey of this village.

Attended by the Misses Elizabeth and Eleanor Kelsey, sisters of the bridegroom and Hope Porto Carrero and Mary Lou Roberts of Miami Beach, the bride wore a gown of calais lace with a watteau neck, and carried a prayer book topped with orchids and stephanotis. The bridesmaids were attired in daffodil yellow organdy and carried Talisman roses caught in copper satin ribbons.

Lieut. Vincent Lewando was the best man, and the ushers were Roderick MacDonald, a brother of the bride; Charles Kelsey, brother of the bridegroom; and Lieuts. Stanley Thevenet and Harwood Smith, classmates of the bridegroom.

Mrs. Kelsey is a graduate of St. Patrick’s Academy, Miami Beach and attended Barry college and the University of Miami. She is a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority.

Lieut. Kelsey attended Theresa school, was graduated from Fayetteville High school and attended Cornell university. He was graduated from the Military Academy on the day preceding his marriage. His father, the late Jesse E. Kelsey was assistant superintendent of the Jefferson county highway department for about ten years.

A reception at the Hotel Thayer followed the ceremony.

Kelsey to Get Commission
Jesse T. Kelsey, son of Mrs. Harriet H. Kelsey of 203 Wellington rd., DeWitt, will be graduated from West Point June 8 with a commission as second lieutenant.

Kelsey, an appointee by the late Rep. Clarence E. Hancock, is a graduate of Fayetteville High School and attended Cornell University while in the Navy V-12.

At West Point he held the rank of cadet sergeant and was on the track team in his fourth year. He was also on the ring committee and a member of the Camerca Club. He will be assigned, upon graduation, to the Transportation Committee..

He is one of a class of 301 members. Secretary of Defense J. Forrestal will present diplomas.

Miss Evelyn Barker Bride of Sergt. Charles Shafer
Arrangements Made by Telegraph After His Application For Furlough Was Denied--Bride Teacher in Watertown High School.

The marriage of Miss Evelyn M. Barker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. V. Barker, of 657 Boyd street, this city, to Sergt. Charles A. Shafer of the 307th Field Artillery, stationed at Camp Dix, took place Wednesday afternoon at 5 at Wrightstown, N. J. Sergt. Shafer’s home is at Tyrone, N. Y.

Sergt. Shafer had planned to come to Watertown to wed before his regiment left for overseas service. When his application for a furlough was denied, arrangements were quickly made by telegram, and Miss Barker, accompanied by her brother, Ross W. Barker, left for Wrightstown Tuesday night.

Miss Ruth Jenks of this city, who is employed at the Hotel McAlpin in New York, assisting in the managing of several tea rooms, was bridesmaid, and Ross Barker was best man. The ceremony was performed by Chaplain Buchanan, chaplain of the regiment to which Sergt. Shafer is attached. His regiment is ready for active service, and it is expected it will be transferred soon.

Mrs. Shafer is a graduate of Syracuse university in the class of 1916, and for the past year has been teaching ancient history in the Watertown High school. She was a member of Chi Omega sorority at Syracuse, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, honorary scholarship fraternity. Sergt. Shafer is a graduate of the Solvay High school, and had completed his junior year at Cornell university when he was called to the colors. He is attached to Battery R of the 307th Field Artillery.

SHAFER - BARKER -- At Camp Dix, Wrightstown, N. J., May 15, by Chaplain Buchanan, Sergt. Charles A. Shafer of the 307th Field Artillery, of Tyrone, N. Y. and Miss Evelyn M. Barker of this city.

Monday afternoon, December 23, 1946
Mrs. Harriet A. Frost bride of Frank L. Hyle, Redwood, Dec. 23 --
Mrs. Harriet A. Frost, resident of Syracuse for the past 17 years, and formerly of Redwood and Frank L. Hyle, Redwood, retired school principal of Bellmore, L. I., were married Saturday afternoon at 3 at the home of the bride's son, Kenneth Frost, 445 South Midler Avenue Syracuse. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Ernest Bragg, now of Remsen, but from 1920 to 1931, pastor of the Methodist churches at Redwood and Plessis.

The bride was dressed in a royal blue dress with silver nailhead trim. Mrs. George L. West, sister-in-law of the bride, of 1019 Cumberland Avenue, Syracuse, was matron of honor and wore a dark blue dress with gold trim. Albert H. Hyle, a brother of the bridegroom, of 223 Stolp avenue, Syracuse, was best man.

All four were students of the Redwood High School years ago and all four later became school teachers.

Mr. Hyle, in 1904, married Miss Lena LaDue of Redwood, who died in Rome in 1927. Mrs. Hyle the former Harriet West, was married to Charles Frost of Plessis in 1907. He died in 1922 at Plessis.

Mrs. George West, matron of honor, is well known in Redwood. Before her marriage she was Miss Minnie McHugh.

The couple was to have been married Nov. 23 but the bride-to-be has been seriously ill since Nov. 10, and only recently left Syracuse General Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Hyle will soon leave Syracuse for Redwood, to occupy the new home built by Mr. Hyle five years ago. They also own a cottage on Butterfield Lake, where they plan to spend their summers.

Baggetto-Panunzio nuptials held
(Photo of bride by Beers Photo)

Miss Roselyn Anne Baggetto, Theresa, daughter of Mrs. Lila Wallace, Sierra Madre, Calif., and Elmo D. Baggetto, Long Beach, Calif., was married to Francis Panunzio of Redwood Saturday afternoon Sept. 26, at 5 p.m. at All Souls Universalist Unitarian Church, Watertown, with Rev. Stewart E. Hild officiating.

The bride was escorted by her father.

Miss Chris Beene, Helm, Calif., was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Mrs. Susan Stine, Miss Grace Anne Carmon, Miss Vicky Williams, all of Redwood, Miss Karen Hepfer, LaFargeville and Mrs. Mary Cullen, Theresa, sister of the bridegroom. Flower girls were Andrea Williams and Tasha Heath, both of Redwood.

John Stine, Redwood, was best man. Ushers were Bill Hepfer, Plessis, Steven Andres, Sackets Harbor, Gary Carmon, Redwood and Lymen Peck, Plessis.

After a reception at the Prime Time Country Club the couple left on a trip to Cape Cod, Mass.

The bride is a graduate of Alhambra High School, Alhambra, Calif., and San Diego State University with a degree in recreation administration.

The bridegroom is a 1967 graduate of Redwood High School and is employed by Andrews and Panunzio Masonry.

The couple will live at 302 Main St., Theresa.


(Photo of the couple was included)

Redwood, Nov. 2. -- Miss Janice Marion Johnston, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Johnston, Redwood, became the bride of John Edwin Lopez, Binghamton, son of John Lopez, Binghamton, and Mrs. Quin Lazzerri of Endicott Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Francis Xavier Catholic church, with Rev. Emil LaLonde officiating at the double ring ceremony.

The organist was Mrs. William Carmon of Redwood. The nuptial mass was sung by Mrs. Fred Walton and Mrs. Prosper Charlebois, Mrs. Peter Wimmer sang the solo.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a gown of crystalette over taffeta ending in a cathedral train with bodice and front of embroidered nylon tulle. Her fingertip veil was attached to a crown trimmed with seed pearls and she carried a lace covered prayer book topped with a white orchid.

The maid of honor, Miss Barbara Monkovich of Binghamton, a cousin of the bridegroom, wore a ballerina length coral crystalette gown over taffeta with matching crystalette headpiece and carried a cascade of white chrysanthemums. Bridesmaids, Mrs. Thomas Compton, of Binghamton, and Mrs. Darrell Dillenbeck, of Whitesboro, wore matching ballerina length gowns of mint green crystalette over taffeta with matching headpieces and carried bronze chrysanthemums. Marilyn Gates, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Gates, jr., Fulton, was flower girl. She was dressed in a floor length white crystalette gown over satin with matching hat and carried a basket of white chrysanthemums.

Thomas Compton of Binghamton served as best man. Ushers were Sam Ross, Binghamton, and Joseph Johnston of Redwood, brother of the bride.

A reception for 75 guests was held at the I. O. O. F. hall following the ceremony.

On leaving for a wedding trip to Canada, the bride wore a black and white wool jersey dress with white hat and black accessories. The couple will be at home at 243 Main street, Binghamton, Nov. 5.

The bride, who attended Redwood High school, was graduated in June, 1952. She was graduated from the Binghamton city school of nursing Sept. 21 and will be employed at the hospital on her return. The bridegroom was graduated from Binghamton High school and served in the navy for four years. He is a draftsman, employed by the Havrilla Designers, Endicott.


Mr. and Mrs. Walter Reed
55 Years
(photo of the couple included)

Hammond - Mr. and Mrs. Walter Reed celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary July 8 with a party at the home of a son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Thomas.

Walter Reed, son of the late George and Carry Heath Reed of Redwood, and Frances MacDonald, daughter of the late John and Mary Taylor MacDonald, were married June 4, 1923, at Clayton by Rev. Oliver Raymond.

Mr. Reed is a veteran of World War I, having serviced overseas for 19 months. He also sailed the Great Lakes for 16 years and farmed, retiring from farming when he was in his early 70’s.

The couple has four children, 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, and also raised a foster son, Roland Proper.


Photo & Caption: Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hiscock and their attendants are shown immediately after their marriage Wednesday afternoon at the home of the bride’s parents, Mayor and Mrs. Melvin Merrill, Alexandria Bay. The bride is the former Miss Agnes Merrill. From left to right are Alexander Hiscock, brother of the bridegroom and best man; Miss Ethel Merrill, sister of the bride and maid of honor; the bride, and the bridegroom.


Kathy Ann Hepfer And David Matthews Wed
(photo of the couple included)

Pleassis -- Miss Kathy Ann Hepfer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Hepfer of Plessis was married to David M. Matthews, son of Mrs. Alice Matthews, Clayton and the late Edwin Matthews, Saturday, March 16 at St. Francis Xavier church, Redwood, with Rev. Terrence Patterson officiating.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a French designed gown of scalloped, bouffant chantilace featuring a sabrine neckline, fitted bodice, long sleeve, bow in back and attached ruffled train accented with sequins. Her cathedral length mantilla was edged with lace. She carried a bouquet of yellow roses.

Miss Vicky Hepfer was maid of honor and Miss Sandy Yerdon and Miss Tina Hepfer were bridesmaids. Miss Bobbi Jo Hepfer was flower girl. Hal Matthews, brother of the bridegroom, was best man and ushers were Billy Hepfer, brother of the bride and Mark Slate.

A reception was held at the Ideal Spot Restaurant. For traveling the bride wore a blue checked pant suit. Mrs. Matthews is a senior at Alexandria Central School. Her husband, a 1969 graduate of Clayton Central school is employed as manager of the Kays Gas Station, Watertown.


Mr. and Mrs. Harold Dorr
30 Years - (photo of the couple from 30 Years ago included)

BLACK RIVER -- Mr. and Mrs. Harold J. Dorr, 8405 Howe Street, will observe their 30th wedding anniversary on Tuesday.

Mr. Dorr, son of Ruth M. Dorr, and the late Adam G. Dorr, and Miss Helen Ruth Shepard, daughter of the late Roland J. Shepard and the late Cora B. Merkley, were married March 27, 1954, at Trinity Episcopal Church, Watertown, with Rev. Richard P. McClintock officiating.

Mrs. Leslie H. Woolf was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Florence Schwalm and Patricia Rosekrans.

Richard Dorr, cousin of the bridegroom, was best man. Ushers were Gary Sheaprd, brother of the bride, and George Montondo, cousin of the bridegroom.

Mrs. Dorr was graduated from Evans Mills High School in 1951 and has been a school bus driver for Carthage Central School of 16 years.

Mr. Dorr was graduated from Watertown High School in 1954 and has been a driver for Blue Seal Feeds, Watertown, for 12 years. He is a member of the National Street Rod Association antique car enthusiast.

Both are motorcyclists and enjoy motorcycle touring.

They have two children, Mrs. Susan Dyke, Norfolk, Neb., and Air Force Sgt. Steven Dorr, Frankfurt, West Germany, and three grandchildren, Sharette, Michael and Roxanne Dorr.


Mr. & Mrs. J. W. Shelmidine - 30 Years

LORRAINE - Mr. and Mrs. James W. Shelmidine, Lorraine, will observe their 30th wedding anniversary today and will celebrate with an open house on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Lorraine United Methodist Church.

Mr. Shelmidine, son of Willis and Irene Shelmidine and Miss Christine Allison, daughter of the late Elmer and Margaret Allison were married Sept. 4, 1954, at the Concordia Luthern (sic) Church, Watertown with Rev. Frederick Vogt, officiating.

Mrs. Rosemary Rhodes was matron of honor. Mrs. Christina Plaatje, served as bridesmaid and flower girl with Pamela Rhodes Fowler. Clarence Mellendorf was best man. Ushers were Richard Dorr and Harold Dorr.

Mr. Shelmidine, a graduate of Adams High School, served as a staff sergeant in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict, and is a self employed auto mechanic. He is a member, lay speaker, and finance secretary of the Lorraine United Methodist Church, and a member and chaplain of the Lorraine Volunteer Fire Department.

Mrs. Shelmidine graduated from Adams High School and attended Watertown School of Commerce. She is lay member of the Northern New York Conference, member and lay speaker of the Lorraine United Methodist Church, and a member of O. E. S., Cecelia Chapter No. 156, Adams, UMW, Wednesday Club, and leader of the Lorraine MYF.

The couple has two children, Mark, Lorraine, and Michele, at home.


Hammond Girl Wed to Edwin Arquette of Winthrop Where They Will Live.
(photo of the wedding party included)

Hammond, Oct. 18. -- Miss Angeline Marie Amyot, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Amyot of Chippewa Bay, Hammond, became the bride of Edwin Arthur Arquette, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Arquette of Winthrop in a double-ring ceremony which took place at St. Patrick’s church in Rossie Saturday morning at 9. Rev. Armand Brunet, pastor, performed the ceremony.

The church was decorated with baskets of white carnations.

The attendants were Miss Connie Amyot of Hammond, aunt of the bride, who was maid of honor, and Howard Arquette of Winthrop, brother of the bridegroom, who was best man.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a white satin wedding gown, with sweetheart neckline edged with lace, long sleeves that came to points over the hands, tight fitting bodice and bouffant skirt. Her finger-tip veil of net was edged with alencon lace and was caught to a tiara of seed pearls in the formation of orange blossoms. She carried an arm bouquet of white roses, and her jewelry was a double-strand choker of pearls. The bridesmaid chose a powder blue taffeta with a net insert neckline, short sleeves, fitted bodice with a full hoopskirt, with matching head-gear and gloves. She carried an arm bouquet of red roses.

Following the ceremony, a wedding dinner was held for the families at the Chippewa Bay Fish and Game club house at Chippewa Bay with 57 attending.

That evening a reception took place at the clubhouse with about 100 attending.

The bride attended Hammond Central school and for the past year and one-half has been employed at the Icicle restaurant in this village. Mr. Arquette attended the Brasher Falls Central school and for the past three years has been employed at Alcoa in Massena. They will make their home at Winthrop.


BRIDE -- (with photo) -- Mrs. Richard L. Marvin, the former Miss Phyllis A. Failing, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth F. Failing, 147 Chestnut street was married in the chapel of Asbury Methodist church on Thursday morning at 10. Mr. Marvin is the son of Mrs. Ruth L. Marvin, Limerick, and the late Leon Marvin.

Unknown newspaper - clipping dated December 2, 1976
Ninety-One And Enjoys Life

Plessis -- Charles Harrison, Plessis is a man who believes that a person should keep going just as long as possible. He celebrated his 91st birthday last July and is looking forward to his 92nd next year.

He keeps his own house, does his own cooking and in summer he has a large bed of beautiful pink dahlias in which he takes great pride.

He was born in Russell, Ont., and for many years as a young man he ran a steam threshing machine both in Canada and after he came to the United States.

Later he worked for 12 years at Frink’s in Clayton. He then retired but when he was 77 he was offered a job as engineer of the Davy Crockett Express at Adventure Town, Edgewood Resort and was called, “Old Casey Jones.”

He is a great lover of animals and during the time he has lived at Plessis he has had four Dalmatians as pets: first old Cappy, then Chum No. 1 and Chum No. 2. Last year when the old dog died, he vowed he’d never have another dog, but when someone offered him a beautiful Dalmatian pup he just couldn’t resist. So now he enjoys the company of Pal who really keeps him busy.

Mr. Harrison says one nice thing about being old and alone is to have such good neighbors. He says they are all good to him, but especially Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Collins as they visit or telephone him every day and Mr. Collins drives him wherever he needs to go.


December 12, 1946
Watertown Daily Times


Mrs. Frances C. Gould Recalls Old Days;
Grandfather Fought at Sackets Harbor.

Theresa, Dec. 12. -- Surrounded by huge bouquets of cut flowers and with a birthday cake on the table, "Mother, 90 years," to be cut for guests when they come to offer congratulations, Mrs. Frances Cole Gould celebrated her 90th birthday Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert Comstock. Mrs. Gould was active, ready to tell of pioneer events in this north country as she heard them from her people, and actually in better health than a year ago. Her mind is keen, her memory clear and her zest for story telling most captivating.

She is a descendant of what were known as the "Blue-bloods of Scotland, and her great-grandfather, Mr. Gunn, settled the region at Gunns Corners. Her early school days were spent in District No. 4, town of Brownville, in the region of the "seven bridges," and near the old Baptist church that used to stand there. She recalls that it was an historical spot in early days for as a child she could see the outlines of the old stockade built where the school house was later located, to have a protection from the Indians. That this historic Baptist church, the first to be organized in Brownville, was formed in 1806, and the stone church was built in that region in 1827. This was the school where Pamelia Plumb was an early teacher of Mrs. Gould, and is where there were so many spelling contests.

An incident in her childhood remains with her, it being the Sunday her people started for horses should rest (passage as written), if they worked all the week, -- and so the family in Sunday best were on the way. They had to cross a creek, walking along a log. Mrs. Gould, as a little girl, had a heavily starched skirt and carried a fancy parasol. In tripping along the log, she slipped, went into the water, but the starched skirt held her up until her father pulled her out. In time, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. Cole, thought it time to build a larger farm house and it was like a hotel. It had eight fireplaces, a big dairy room, and a woodshed to hold 100 cords of wood. Later her father sold the farm and took over the hotel at Gunn's Corners. That period stands out in Mrs. Gould's mind. Great parties they had in the hotel, especially Harvest Ball. "My mother was a wonderful cook," Mrs. Gould states, "and her chicken pies, served at the ball, were famed for miles around. The neighbors would come to lend a hand and take the chickens and prepared crusts at their homes to bake. The crowds would be so large that they would prop up the floors to keep them from going down. Father never used to smoke or drink, but he had wonderful parties.

Unidentified newspaper - about February 17, 1953
(Photo included with clipping)

Redwood Woman To Note 100th Birthday

Mrs. Hattie Rogers, Lifelong Resident of Village, in Fair Health.

Redwood, Feb. 14. -- Mrs. Hattie Crabb Rogers, a lifelong resident of this village and the village's oldest resident, will observe her 100th birthday Thursday.

Mrs. Rogers is in fair health in spite of her advanced years and is able to perform many household duties in her home with her daughter, Mrs. Bertha Zoller. She is able to read the daily newspaper, but her hearing is somewhat impaired.

Mrs. Rogers spends summers at her daughter's summer home at Crystal Lake. She was born Feb. 19, 1853, one of twelve children of John and Mary Van Waggoner Crabb, Jewett's Corners, where she attended schools.

She was married at the Philadelphia Methodist church, Dec. 27, 1883, to Ransom H. Rogers, Chappel Corners, by Rev. N. M. Cahan, pastor. The couple lived on a farm in Calaboga for a time and then bought a home at Redwood, where Mr. Rogers died Oct. 8, 1930. Mrs. Rogers then lived by herself until 1942, when she went to live with her daughter.

Besides her daughter, Mrs. Rogers has a granddaughter, Mrs. Lewis Rogers, Utica, and two grandsons, David Rogers, Utica; and Robert Rogers, with the navy in Korea.

Mrs. Rogers is a member of the Redwood Methodist church and of the Ladies' Aid society.

Unidentified newspaper - February 1954

Mrs. Hattie C. Rogers
Will be 101 Friday

REDWOOD - Mrs. Hattie C. Rogers, Redwood's oldest resident, will be 101 years old on Friday, Feb. 19. She is in excellent health and has not had a serious illness since 1945. Her mind is keen and her eyesight is still good so that she can read the paper and enjoy television. Her hearing is not as good as a year ago when she celebrated her 100th birthday. She still does small household tasks such as setting the table, clearing away the dishes and making her own bed. She occasionally walks to the homes of near neighbors and spends the summer months at Camp Windswept, Crystal Lake, which is owned by her daughter, Mrs. Bertha Zoller with whome she lives.

Mrs. Rogers was born on Feb. 19, 1853, one of 12 children of John and Mary VanWagoner Crabb of Jewetts Corners. She was married on Dec. 27, 1883 at the Methodist church, Philadelphia to Ransom H. Rogers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Warren S. Rogers of Chappel Corners.

Following their marriage they lived for a few years on a farm in Calaboga. They later moved to Redwood where they bought a home. Mr. Rogers died on Oct. 8, 1930. Mrs. Rogers lived alone until 1942 when she went to live with her daughter, Mrs. Zoller.

Mrs. Rogers has one granddaughter, Mrs. Lewis (Gladys) Rogers of Utica and two grandsons, Robert L. Rogers, U. W. Navy, who is stationed at Alameda, Calif., and David Rogers of Utica.

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Rogers and David will arrive on Thursday to be with their grandmother on her birthday.

Unidentified newsclipping - July, 1952
Jefferson County, N. Y.


Plessis--Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Elliott entertained at a party at the Grange Hall, Plessis, Friday evening, July 4 in honor of Mr. and Mrs. William Hardy who celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary.

Invited guests included Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hutton, Mrs. Lillian George, Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Snell, Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Collins, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Getman, Kate Brucker, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Hanni and children, Jay, Linda, and Kurt, Mr. and Mrs. Tillman and Wilma, Mr. and Mrs. Ross Hunter, Mr. and Mrs. Ira Herbison, Donald Herbison and daughter, Nadine, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Schneider, son Paul, and daughters, Sharon and Mary Jane, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Simonds, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rowell, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hines, Mabel Hines, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Staie, Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Smith, and daughter Donna, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Schneider, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Penn, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Bretsch, and grandson David Simonds, Mrs. Ella Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hunter, Mr. and Mrs. Merton Reed, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Hunter, and Mrs. Stella Hotis.

The guests of honor were presented with cards and a purse of money, after which refreshments of ice cream and cake were served.


From a newspaper clipping found in the “Pierce-Putnam” Scrapbook.

Model of Old Locomotive
Given to Theresa Sisters


Miss Helen and Anna Bearup
Get Model of “Pioneer,”

First Engine on Black River and Morristown Road.

Theresa, June 3. -- The Misses Helen and Anna Bearup have received from Willis S. White, Hudson Falls, the model of the locomotive, “Pioneer,“ the first engine used on the old Black River and Morristown railroad of which their father, the late David Bearup, was the president.

The model, of wood, is built to scale, has a tender and the drive wheels turn as the connecting rods work back and forth.

Mr. White wrote (a) description of the old locomotives and of his home in Philadelphia near the track and the high trestle, where as a boy he was interested in the road building.

The Misses Helen and Anna Bearup have placed the model locomotive, which is nearly two feet long, on display with some of their other pioneer railroad keep-sakes. They have in a frame the first printed card of the new road to give the time schedule between Philadelphia and Theresa. At that time trains left Theresa for Philadelphia at 8:10 a.m. and 4:40 p.m. and Philadelphia for Theresa at 9:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. One of the first tickets issued is in this frame and printed on the ticket is the name: “D. Bearup, president.” Mr. Bearup was elected president April 18, 1870, and the first train reached Theresa, Dec. 9, 1872.

In his letter, Mr. White states that he is about to begin work carving a model of the old Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg engine, “Antwerp.” He has carved (unclear) all about 15 models of early locomotives, a pastime since he became retired from active work.

Note: For the time being, there will be no additions to this section. When I visited the Watertown area in April, I returned the huge Marriage-Anniversary Book to Judy Pierce. She has a bunch of updates to include. It is hoped that I might borrow the book again and will resume typing in this section.

Articles on the Dillin (var.) Family found among Rena Putman's collection of materials on families of the Plessis, N. Y. area:

Information procured from the Records Dept. at the Watertown Daily Times - original appearing in their 17 July 1914 edition:


She Still Reads Without Glasses and Is Able to Go About the County, Visiting Relatives

On Thursday, July 23, Mrs. Betsey Elizabeth Dillin of this city will celebrate her 100th birthday, Mrs. Dillin came to this county as a young girl, and has made her home in this section continuously since then. Though near the century mark, Mrs. Dillin shows few signs of feebleness, and is able to be up and about, and retains her mental faculties to an unusualy degree.

Mrs. Dillin was born July 23, 1814, in the village of Palatine, near Herkimer. Her maiden name was Suits, and she came from good old Mohawk Dutch stock. She was the oldest of nine children, having five brothers and three sisters. The brothers were Josiah; Edwin; Ephraim; Levy; and Nelson; and sisters, Lany; Julia; and Louisa. They all lived to be over 60 years of age, and two of them - Lany and Julia - attained the age of 90 years.

While still a young girl, her parents moved to Brownville, where she was married at the age of 19. The couple then took up a farm near Redwood. This was about the year 1832.

She can recall many times when they heard, during the nights, the howls of the wolves about their house. When they began ife in that section, there were no other houses between Redwood and Plessis.

Her father blasted the foundation for the Woodruff House, and helped to burn the lime and haul it to the building.

She had seven children, the following of whom are living: Mrs. Mary Linnell, aged 79, living on a farm near Watertown; Mrs. Melissa Webster, 78, of Redwood; Mrs. Cornelia Workman, 74, of Bradley Street; Jason G. Dillin, 72, of 202 Orchard Street; and Myron G. Dillin, living in the Empire Flats. One brother, Nelson, aged 81, is living in Redwood. He was the youngest of the family. She has also 14 granchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Dillin is very active, for a woman of her age, and were it not for the fact that she is handicapped by an injured leg, the result of a fall three years ago, she would be doing housework. She travels about the county a good deal, visiting her relatives, and at the present time is with her daughter, Mrs. Webster of Redwood. She will probably return to this city in the fall.

Mrs. Dillin has a good memory and can clearly relate incidents that happened in the early part of the last century. She still retains her interest in present-day affairs, and reads much, and most of her reading is done without the use of glasses. She often reads a chapter in the Bible without putting on her spectacles.

The family is planning to give a little celebration for her on her birthday.

Per newspaper clipping, filed at the Flower Library, Watertown, N. Y.

MRS. ELIZABETH SUITS DILLEN (seen also, as Dillon; Dillin)

"Adam P. Suits was born at Palatine, New York, February 19, 1788. He was a citizen of Brownville, and fought at the battle of Sackets Harbor in 1812. He died at Redwood, New York, September 29, 1865.

His daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Suits Dillen, the oldest of a family of nine children, was born at Palatine, July 23, 1814, and died at Watertown (New York), December 5, 1915, aged 101 years and four months.

At the age of 18, she was married to Harry Dillen, and settled on a farm near Redwood, and reared a family of seven children.

During her declining years, she was active physically, and her mental faculties were well preserved. If the Chapter had been privileged to entertain her, as was intended, she would have related many interesting "candle light" stories of the long ago. She would have told of her long, slow, tedious journey from Palatine to Brownville, in a cart drawn by oxen, over a rough trail, through the forests; also, how the lighting system of those days consisted of a home-made 'tallow dip,' and a lantern made of tin, artistically perforated with a chisel and punch. She would have told how the wolves and catamounts howled and growled around the log cabin, and the March winds drifted snow through the opening between the logs, onto the trundle beds, where slept the younger members of the family.

At that time, the principal commodities, purchased at the country store, were salt; tea; saleratus; and dye stuffs. The food consisted, principally, of hasty pudding and milk; brown bread, home brewed and baked in the brick overn, or on the hearth before the spacious fireplace, in the living room.

The clothing was of 'sheep's gray' for the boys, and pretty plaids for the girls. The wool, from which garments were made, was sheared from her own sheep's back; spun, dyed, and woven on the family loom.

On her 100th birthday, the Northern Frontier Chapter made her an Honorary Member of the Chapter, and presented her - through the Regent, Miss Harriet Fairbanks - 100 white carnations.

'Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the Gates.'

From an unidentified newspaper clipping - 1941):




Man Succumbs of Cardiac Failure
  and Mesenteric Thrombosis Just
  as Operation Is Completed--
  Funeral To Be Held Friday
  from Home.

George H. Dillin, 73, of 60 South Hamilton street, for many years an interior decorator and painting contractor here, died suddenly at 11:55 this morning on the operating table in the operating room of the House of the Good Samaritan, where he has been a patient since 9:30 Tuesday night.

Death was caused by cardiac failure and a resenteric thrombosis.

The body was removed to the Northam & Fox Funeral home and will be taken to the family home Thursday morning.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 at the home. Rev. Hale F. Thornberry, pastor of the First Baptist church will officiate. Burial will be made in North Watertown cemetery.

Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Irene Gardiner Dillin; a sister, Mrs. Rutherford C. (Helen L. Cooper, Calcium) and nephews and nieces. Mr. and Mrs. Dillin had no children.

Mr. Dillin suffered a severe heart attack May 14 which compelled him to retire from active work but he appeared to be in his usual health until Tuesday morning when he suffered another heart attack. His condition became critical following the attack Tuesday.

He was removed to the hospital Tuesday evening for the emergency operation for an intestinal ailment. The operation had just been completed when he died suddenly.

Mr. Dillin was born March 2, 1868, at Plessis, a son of Jason and Cordelia Smith Dillin. He was educated in schools of that section, in early life moving to Redwood.

As a young man he resided in Paterson, N. J., where he was employed by a wholesale grocer firm. Later, he returned to Redwood. About 1899 he moved from Redwood to Watertown, where he had since resided.

For many years Mr. Dillin was associated with the late Abny Huntington of this city in the painting business.

He married Miss Irene G. Gardiner of Watertown May 19, 1902, the ceremony being performed in this city by Rev. W. G. Rogers, then pastor of the First Baptist church.

He was a member of the First Baptist church and also of Watertown City Lodge, No. 291, I. O. O. F., having long been affiliated with the Odd Fellows fraternity.


Deborah Ann Quencer
January 1, 2008

BROWNVILLE, N.Y. — Deborah Ann Quencer, 47, of Route 12E, passed way at her home 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31. She had been in a coma since a tragic drowning accident in April 1987. She has been cared for at home by her family until her death.

Born July 30, 1961, in Watertown, the daughter of Frederick J. and Beverly A. Wilkinson Quencer, she graduated in 1979 from General Brown High School, Jefferson Community College in 1981and was on the president's list. She earned a bachelor's degree in marketing from Syracuse University in 1983 and was on the dean's list. While at General Brown, she was involved in Key Club, was yearbook editor, football statistician, honor society and band.

Deborah worked in retail management at Zayers in Watertown and K-Mart in Watertown, Central Square and Bloomsburg, Pa.

She enjoyed baking, music, shopping, fitness and summers at the lake.

Surviving are her mother, Beverly A. Quencer, Brownville; a sister, Kathy L. Quencer, and her fiancé’ John Hardy, Dexter; two brothers and their wives, William and Catherine, Quencer, Dexter; and Gary and Laurie Quencer, Dexter; a niece and a nephew; two aunts and several cousins.

Her father died in March 2008.

A memorial service will be held 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, at Johnson Funeral Home in Dexter with Pastor Paul Gmitter (?) of Faith Fellowship Church of Dexter officiating. Burial will be in Brownville Cemetery in the spring. Her body will be cremated.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday prior to the funeral.

Donations may be made to the Town of Brownville Lions Club, P.O. Box 266, Brownville, N.Y. 13615.

John J. Zuzula, Jr.
January 12, 2009

SACKETS HARBOR, N.Y. — John J. “Jack” Zuzula Jr., 81, of 104 General Smith Dr. Sackets Harbor passed away at 10:25 a.m. Monday, Jan. 12, at Samaritan Keep Home, Watertown. He was a resident there since being transferred from Samaritan Medical Center on Dec. 30.

Born Oct. 11, 1927, in Watertown, the son of John J. and Corinne Zuzula, he entered the Navy on Oct. 30, 1944, and served in the South Pacific Theatre until June 1946. He was a radioman in the Navy and transmitted the terms of the Japanese surrender over the radio. He returned from the service and graduated in 1947 from Sackets Harbor High School. He also served in the Naval Reserve from 1947 until June 1950.

He married Marion E. Peer on June 4, 1949, by the Rev. John Kennedy at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Sackets Harbor.

Mr. Zuzula worked nine years for New York Telephone Company as a service engineer. He was a photographer for 30 years at the Watertown Daily Times, retiring as photo editor in 1989. He was one of the first photographers to use a 35mm camera in the north country, a standard used today.

He played town team baseball for Brownville, Adams and Sackets Harbor. He managed Little League, high school, town team and American Legion baseball teams. He was also a baseball and softball umpire.

Mr. Zuzula was also an avid golfer and ham radio operator.

Surviving are his wife, Marion, Sackets Harbor; two daughters and their husbands, Kendra and Dr. David Kohl, Blacksburg, Va., and Mary and James Lawrence, Watertown; five grandchildren and three great-grandsons.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at the Sulphur Springs Methodist Church with Rev. Mona Fargo officiating. Burial will be in the spring with military honors in Sulphur Springs Cemetery. His body will be cremated. There are no calling hours.

Donations in lieu of flowers are requested to Sackets Harbor High School to aid athletics.

Arrangements are with Johnson Funeral Home, Dexter.

Louise N. Hodder
January 13, 2009

CLAYTON, N.Y. — Louise N. Hodder, 91, of 517 Alexandria St., died Monday evening at River Hospital in Alexandria Bay where she had been a patient since Jan. 6.

Born March 15,1917, in Watertown, the daughter of John and Bertha Nellis Gonseth, she graduated from Clayton High School and attended St. Lawrence University.

She married George Hodder of Adams April 10, 1954, in Cape Vincent. He died Aug.1, 1978.

Mrs. Hodder worked for many years as a bookkeeper for the former Otis Brooks Lumber Company in Clayton. From 1965 until her retirement in1982, she was secretary for the superintendent of Thousand Islands Central School.

She was a member of the Clayton United Methodist Church where she held several church offices. She was a past Matron and Secretary of the Calumet Chapter of Order of the Eastern Star. She also volunteered for Hawn Memorial Library in Clayton.

Surviving are a son, John, Clayton; a brother John Gonseth, Eprata, Wa.; and three nephews.

A sister, Jane Failing, of Three Mile Bay, died Oct. 11, 2006.

There will be no calling hours or funeral. Burial will be at the family’s convenience.

Arrangements are with the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton.

Donations can be made in her name to the Clayton Volunteer Fire Department or to a charity of one’s choice.

James J. Murphy
July 15, 2009

WATERTOWN, N.Y. — James J. Murphy, 48, of North Hamilton Street, died Tuesday evening at his home.

Born June 23, 1961, in Watertown, a son of Richard Murphy and the late Mary Jane Shaughnessy Murphy, he graduated in 1979 from Immaculate Heart Central School.

He worked at the Carriage House Restaurant and was a carpenter for Griffin Roofing until retiring due to illness in 1993.

He suffered from a kidney disease termed Alport’s Syndrome.

He married Lois Cooke Verne July 20, 1991. James enjoyed building furniture, gardening and fishing.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his father and step-mother, Richard and Clara and his brother, Michael, all of Watertown. Step children, Jeremiah and Sara Verne of Adams. Step-grandchildren, Alexis Beldon and Nicholas Verne of Adams. Aunts, uncles and nieces, nephews and cousins.

His mother, two brothers Patrick and Anthony and a sister, Eleanor, died before him.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 18, at Reed & Benoit Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Calling hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 17, at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation or to a charity of ones choice.


Theresa, Sept. 26. - Percy F. Davis, 78, father of Rexford Davis, mayor of Theresa, and former manager of the Getman House, died at 11:30 this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Pansy Pierce, Syracuse, where he had been visiting. Death followed a stroke suffered Sunday.

He was born in Morristown, July 23, 1861 a son of Charles and Anna Davis. Thirty years ago he moved to Theresa where he had since resided. For 20 years until his retirement about 1920, Mr. Davis was associated with his wife in the management of the Getman House. Since then it has been managed by his son, Rexford.

Mr. Davis's wife, the former Mina A. Render of Harrisville, died in December, 1928.

Surviving besides his son Rexdord are two other sons, Glenn Davis of Theresa and William Davis of Syracuse; three daughters, Mrs. Pierce of Syracuse, whom he was visiting when stricken ill; Mrs. Grace Dewey of North Syracuse, and Mrs. Ethel Williams of Theresa; two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Clare and Mrs. Ida McCollister, both of DeRuyter.

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