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From: "Bill Grummons" <>
Subject: [NYFL] Tioga County News Feb. 16, 1899
Date: Tue, 24 Dec 2002 10:38:29 -0700
THE OWEGO RECORD
Tioga County News.
February 16, 1899
Watch out for another large number of obituaries for old people.
Thirty-four degrees below zero at Newark Valley Saturday night. When it
marks zero or there about, it is called warm again.
TOWANDA'S COLD STORAGE.
The body of a man was taken from the ice in the river at the point of the
big island below town Sunday evening. The body lay face downward in about
two feet of water which had frozen to the bottom and it was with the utmost
difficulty that it was chopped out. The gruesome find was brought to SMITH
Bros' undertaking rooms shortly before 8 o'clock.
It was impossible to even guess who it might be, as only the legs from
the knees down, one hand and the nose and forehead protruded from the mass
of ice and sand. From appearance the man could have been a tramp, the feet
were encased in old button shoes with cotton socks and there were no
underclothes on the limbs. A small portion of the mustache was visible. The
man of ice was thawed away Monday morning and an inquest held.
About a week ago a small boy from South Towanda, who was on the ice
reported that he had found a body in the river, but no attention was paid to
the matter. Sunday he persuaded and elder brother to go with him and they
chopped into the ice secured a piece of the clothing, Coroner PRATT was
notified and visited the site, and at 5 o'clock Undertaker MARYCOTT began
the task of getting the body out of the ice..
From the appearance of the portions of the body visible it is presumed
that it had been in the water for a long time and had floated from a
considerable distance. There is no one reported missing in the immediate
Newark Valley, - Feb. 15. - Miss Vinnie SIEBERT of Brooklyn a guest at J.
D. JOSLIN'S, Maple avenue.
Mrs. T. F. CHAMBERLAIN was at Chenango Bridge, NY, the first of the week,
called there by the death of her uncle, William SLOSSON and aged residence
of that place.
Miss Jessie PERRY of Binghamton has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Fred
MOSES during the past week.
A "valentine" social was held at the residence of N. HASTER Monday
evening under the auspices of the Epworth league. About 60 people braved
the storm and passed an enjoyable evening.
A lecture will be given at the Congregational church next Wednesday
evening, Feb. 24, for the benefit of the Christian Endeavor society, by Rev.
Mr. Evans of Camden, NY. His subject will be "Jack and Gill;" or , "Is
Marriage a Failure?"
Mrs. Frank MINTURN of Fort Dickens was in town over Sunday.
The house north of this village occupied by George KENNEDY and owned by
L. WOODMANSEE was burned last evening. The family was away at the time and
it is not known exactly how the fire started. A few of their household
goods were saved by the neighbors.
Quite expensive arrangements are being made for the entertainment of the
speakers and delegates who will be in town Feb. 28 and March 1, in
attendance at the meeting of the Susquehanna association of Congregational
Although a stormy evening, a large audience greeted Russell H. CONWELL at
the M. E. Church last Wednesday evening. Never did a lecture give more
satisfaction generally to the people of this vicinity then this, delivered
by Mr. CONWELL. The subject being "Acres of Diamonds."
Miss Laura CAMERON of Owego is visiting her cousin, Miss Bessie Belcher,
and other friends in this place.
About 100 guests were present at the banquet given by the Rebekah's last
Friday evening at Fireman's hall. Refreshments were served, after which the
guests were entertained by music, recitations and dialogues.
The C. E. Society will enjoy a sleigh ride with a social at the residence
of William BALL this evening. Fun for all and a long sleigh ride in the
All of the Republic candidates for office in this town were elected
yesterday, with the exception of the road commissioner, for which a Democrat
candidate was elected.
Archie ZIMMER of this place is to work one of the farms in Flemingville
owned by his father-in-law, Perles HERRICK, and will soon be moving to that
MRS. ANN ELIZA TRUAX
Died, at Owego, NY, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 1899, of senile debility, Ann Eliza
SPRAGUE, widow of Isaac B. TRUAX, aged 74 years. The funeral was held at
275 East Temple street at 2 p. m. today.
MRS. LEWIS TUTTLE.
Died, at Candor, NY, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 1899, Janie KRUM, wife of Lewis
TUTTLE, aged 30 years. The funeral was held Monday. She was the daughter
of Major A. H. KRUM and is also survived by her husband and children.
MISS. HOPE CHILLSON.
Died, at Owego, Sunday, Feb. 12, 1899, of senile debility, Miss Hope
CHILLSON aged 82 years. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. PAYNE, who
resides in the south. The funeral was held at 15 Temple street, Rev. P. B.
GUERNSEY officiating, Wednesday at 2 p. m.
MRS. ADELIA O. LITTLE
Died at Owego, NY, Friday, Feb. 10, 1899, of debility, Adelia O. MANNING,
widow of Jared LITTLE, aged 61 years. She is survived by two daughters,
Mrs. W. H. CAMP, and Miss Dora both of Owego. The funeral was held Monday
at 3 p. m. at her late residence 104 North avenue, Rev. G. D. YOUNG
Died Monday, Feb. 13. 1899, at Strait's Corners, NY, of consumption Frank
EMERSON, aged 51 years. He is survived by two brothers, Robert H. and
Charles, one sister, Mrs. Mary HOUGH. The funeral was held Wednesday at 12
o'clock at his late residence and 1 p. m. at the Methodist church in
MRS. SUSANNA CAMPBELL.
Died, at Owego, NY, Sunday Feb. 12, 1899, Susanna, widow of Arba
CAMPBELL. She is survived by one son, Charles and three daughters, Mrs. F.
N. MABEE, Mrs. CHEESBRO and Mrs. J. T. STONE all of Owego except Mrs. STONE
who lives in Rome. NY. The funeral was held Wednesday at 3:30 p. m. at the
residence of Mrs. F. N. MABEE, 333 Main street.
MISS MARY ROWE.
Died, at Owego, NY, Monday Feb. 13, 1899, of heart disease, Miss Mary
ROWE, aged 51 years. She is survived by two brothers, Edward G. of
Flemingville, NY, and Harry W. ROWE of Owego, NY; four sisters, Mrs. Sarah
YATES, Misses Louise M., Emily and F. Augusta of Owego. The funeral was
Wednesday at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's church.
Married, at Owego, NY, Tuesday Feb. 14 1899, by Rev. Martin RYAN,
Benjamin J. SMULLEN of Flemingville and Miss Mary LEONARD of Owego.
Nichols, Feb 10, - R. B. BAKER of New York is spending a few days in
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. HARRIS have gone to Elmira to attend the wedding of
Mr. and Mrs. Frank ROSS have moved into the Fred JOSLIN'S house which
Mrs. ROSS has recently purchased.
Several thermometers in town are reported as having registered 18 degrees
below zero early yesterday morning.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU AND YOURS.
Bill Grummons @
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