Engagement Is Announced

The engagement of Charles Amberg, 119 Country Club Drive, Elmira, to Miss Elizabeth Selkirk of Albany, has been announced at Alfred University. Mr. Amberg is a senior in the ceramic engineering course and Miss Selkirk is a junior in the ceramic applied art course. Mr. Amberg is the president of the Eta Mu Alpha honorary fraternity and a member of Klan Alpine fraternity. Miss Selkirk is a member of Pi Alpha Pi sorority and art editor on the year book staff.

Source: Elmira Star-Gazette, October 27, 1926.

Untitled (Charles R. Amberg)

Charles R. Amberg, 50, of Kingston, formerly of Elmira, unexpectedly Monday, May 23, 1955. He was consultant to the Alfred University Research Laboratories at Kingston and long prominent in ceramics research and teaching. Survived by wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Selkirk Amberg; son, Charles Selkirk Amberg at home; daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Jane Baxter of Alfred; sister, Miss Caroline Jane Amberg of Elmira. Body at A. Carr & Son Funeral Home, 1 Pearl St., Kingston. Funeral there Thursday at 2 p.m. Burial at Kingston.

Source: Elmira Advertiser, May 25, 1955.

Mrs. Leah B. Dates

Last rites for Mrs. Leah Bostwick Dates, wife of Ernest C. Dates of 278 Sly avenue, were held in a private service Saturday afternoon from the Phillips Funeral Home with Rev. Paul H. Hazlett, pastor of First Presbyterian Church. Interment was in Lawrenceville, Pa.

Bearers were 33rd Degree Masons: Ray Rhinehart, Eugene Gorman, John E. Bird, John Woodward, George Pratt, and John Duerlein.

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Scotia Girl Weds After Being Attendant at Previous Marriage

After acting as an attendant at the wedding of Miss Helen D. Brundige of Scotia and Revere H.H. Saunders of Belmont, which took place Saturday afternoon in the Scotia Methodist church, Miss Eliza Whiting Selkirk of Hamilton street was married that night at [unclear] o’clock to Charles Rhodimer Amberg, of Elmira.

Mr. Saunders was best man and his bride was matron of honor at the Amberg-Selkirk wedding and Mr. Amberg was among the ushers at the Saunders-Brundige wedding.

Miss Selkirk, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Elmendorf Selkirk, of Albany, and Mr. Amberg were married at the home of the bride’s uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Whiting Riggs, at Glenmont. The ceremony, which was performed by the Rev. Elbridge C. Whiting of South Sudbury, Mass., great uncle of the bride, was followed by reception.

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Mourning Friends Pay Last Respects

Remains of Gosper C. Hutchinson, Who Died in Elmira, Laid at Rest Yesterday Afternoon

Lawrenceville, Pa., Jan. 18.—The remains of Gosper C. Hutchinson were brought here from Elmira Monday morning and the funeral was held at the home of his son, W.W. Hutchinson at 2 o’clock and was largely attended, the I.O.O.F. Lodge, of which he was a charter member, attended in a body. His pastor, the Rev. Guy B. Galligher of Hedding M.E. Church in Elmira, delivered an excellent discourse. The Rev. Montague A. Shipman, pastor of Lawrenceville Methodist Episcopal Church, offered prayers and assisted at the grave. Mrs. Peter Sutphen, soloist, of Hedding Church, Elmira, sang two beautiful selections.

The pall bearers were: Messrs. A.T. Porter, J.N. Hill, Henry Stowell, Willard Middaugh, Charles Seelye, Jerome Shellman. The I.O.O.F. ritual service was used at the grave. The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful. Continue reading “Mourning Friends Pay Last Respects”

Roland Amberg Gave Promise of Fine Career

Elmiran Who Was Victim of Infantile Paralysis Had Accomplished Much and Friends Expected Him to Win Success

Elmira has paid heavy toll to the dread endopoliomyelitis in the death of Roland Amberg, who succumbed to this disease at Sherrill, N.Y., last Sunday evening.

Reared in this city and trained in her public schools, he was certain, judging from his achievements, to bring credit and even honor to the home of his youth. “Whom the Gods love, die young,” runs the old Greek proverb, and in the passing of this young man at the age of twenty-two these words have their verification.

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Charles G. Amberg

Charles G. Amberg, died at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1940, of a heart attack at his home, 300½ Sly St. Mr. Amberg was a retired salesman, having been employed by the W.I. Booth Candy Company for 30 years. He was a member of Hedding Church and the Elmira Lodge of Elks. He leaves a daughter, Miss Carolina Amberg of Elmira; a son, Charles R. Amberg of Alfred, N.Y., a granddaughter, Elizabeth Jane Amberg, of Alfred. The body is at the Holly funeral home, where a private funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, the Rev. Harold Stearns officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Source: Elmira Star-Gazette, December 11, 1940.

Mrs. Charles G. Amberg

Mrs. Jennie R. Amberg, died Wednesday at 3:45 o’clock at the family home 612 Columbia street, aged forty-nine years.  She is survived by her husband, Charles G. Amberg; a daughter, Caroline J. Amberg; a son, Charles R. Amberg; also by her mother, Mrs. Caroline Rhodimer; three sisters, Mrs. E.D. Bostick [sic], Corning; Mrs. F.A. Daniels, Buffalo; Mrs. F.H. Grover, Elmira.  Mrs. Amberg was a member of Hedding Methodist Episcopal church.  Mrs. Amberg has been failing in health since the death of her son, the Rev. Rowland C. Amberg, who was the victim of the infantile paralysis epidemic that centered around Syracuse where he lived.  Rev. Dr. Amberg died at at [sic] Syracuse, September 8, 1916.  He had graduated from Elmira public schools, later attending Syracuse University.  His death proved an overwhelming shock to his mother.  The funeral will be held at the home Saturday at 5 p.m., the Rev. E.E. Merring to officiate.  Burial in Woodlawn cemetery.

Source:  Elmira Star-Gazette, April 1, 1920.