ADDISON — A pretty wedding was solemnized Wednesday evening, November 28, at 7 o’clock, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Wilson, when their eldest daughter. Miss Marcia Wilson became the bride of Seaman John B. Bostwick, son of Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt Bostwick of Andover, former residents of Corning. The Rev. Clarence F. Bower, pastor of Addison Baptist Church, performed the double ring ceremony. Attendants were Miss Lois M. Wilson of Addison, sister of the bride and William Stanton of Corning.
The bride chose a powder blue wool afternoon dress with which she wore black accessories and a corsage of white rosebuds.
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Mrs. Leah Bostwick Dates, aged 51 years, wife of Ernest C. Dates, of Corning, died April 9 at the Corning Hospital. She had been ill for two years.
She was a member of the Crystal City Chapter, Eastern Star, and the Eastern Star Choir. She was a Past Matron of the chapter and a past president of the Past Matrons’ Club. Mrs. Dates was also a member of the White Shrine in Elmira, the Crystal City Navy Mothers Club, First Presbyterian church and the Ways and Means Society of that church.
She was born in Lawrenceville, Nov. 7, 1893, daughter of the late Elias Dewitt Bostwick and Etta May Rhodimer Bostwick. She was married to Ernest C. Dates April 17, 1912. He father was a member of the firm of Wing & Bostwick, for over 30 years the largest and one of the most outstanding stores in Steuben county.
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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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Mrs. Leah Bostwick Dates, aged 51 years, wife of Ernest C. Dates, of 278 Sly avenue, died at 9:30 Monday night in Corning Hospital where she had been confined for the past nine weeks. She had been ill for two years.
Well-known and liked throughout the city, Mrs. Dates was extremely active in Crystal City Chapter, Eastern Star and the Eastern Star Choir. She was a past matron of the chapter and a past president of the Past Matrons Club. Mrs. Dates was also a member of the White Shrine in Elmira, the Crystal City Navy Mothers Club, First Presbyterian church and the Ways and Means Society of that church.
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Mrs. Etta Bostwick Hostess At Affair Honoring Mr., Mrs. Dewitt Bostwick, Mr., Mrs. Ernest Dates
Mrs. Etta Bostwick, 151 Decatur street, entertained at a family dinner Saturday evening in honor of the 25th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Dewitt Bostwick and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Dates who celebrated their 25th anniversary April 17. Mr. Bostwick and Mrs. Dates are the son and daughter of Mrs. Etta Bostwick and the last E.D. Bostwick of the Wing and Bostwick department store.
Miss Mary Marland, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Marland, and Dewitt Bostwick were married April 24, 1912 in their newly-furnished home on East Pulteney street, a week after the wedding of the bridegroom’s sister, Miss Leah Bostwick and Ernest Dates, who were their attendants. Both ceremonies were performed by the Rev. Clinton Taft, former pastor of the First Congregational Church.
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Miss Elizabeth Ruth Gleason, daughter of Walter J. Gleason of 54 Corning Boulevard and Kenneth DeWitt Bostwick. son of Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt Bostwick of 241 Decatur street, were united in marriage Easter morning at 8 o’clock by the Rev. John W. Annas Jr., pastor of the First Methodist Church. The ceremony was performed in the church proper which was beautifully trimmed in keeping with the spirit of the day. Miss Marjorie English was bridesmaid and Richard Gleason, best man.
Mrs. Bostwick was attractive in a navy blue triple sheer-crepe suit with all blue accessories and a corsage of gardenias. The gown worn by Miss English was of rose crepe with jacket.
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Corning today mourns the death of one of its most prominent citizens, Elias D. Bostwick, who for the past 27 years has been actively identified with the progress and development of the community not only for a business standpoint but from a social and religious standpoint.
The creed of “hard work well done” made Mr. Bostwick a success despite all early handicaps. As a youngster he was forced to shift for himself and by his persistent endeavor brought himself to a place in the community occupied only by the self-made man who works hard and deals honestly with his customers and employees.
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Native of Lawrenceville, Had Long Been in Public and Business Life of the City.
In the death of Elias D. Bostwick, shortly after 1 o’clock this afternoon at his home at 151 Decatur street, Corning loses one of its foremost citizens and businessmen. For over a quarter of a century he was a member and president of the Wing & Bostwick Company, of this city, owners of one of the leading department stores in Steuben county.
For about two years Mr. Bostwick’s health had not been of the best and on January 14, 1928, he entered Corning Hospital for treatment. A short time later he underwent an operation and his condition improved so that he resumed active management of the store.
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Woman’s Target Practice Accountable for $30,000 Blaze Last Night—Wing Bostwick, Eaton & Son and Spring are the Losers.
At 11:50 last night fire broke out in Spring’s bakery and millinery store in Lawrenceville, caused by a woman throwing a lighted lamp at her husband’s head, and spread rapidly to the brick store of Wing & Bostwick on the corner, and the adjacent flour and feed store of Easton & Son, all of which were consumed with most of the contents, including Bell Telephone exchange.
The loss approximates $30,000. Had there been an adequate water supply, the heavy loss would probably have been in part averted. The buildings were well insured, and Wing & Bostwick had $21,300 on stock and fixtures in the Hoard agency, this boro.
Source: Mansfield Advertiser, December 24, 1902.
Lawrenceville Badly Scorched and Loss Heavy.
Wing & Bostwick’s Corner and Adjoining Buildings Burned.
There was a big fire at Lawrenceville early this morning. It is impossible as we possible as we go to press to get particulars by telephone as wires are burned.
The fire started in the general store of Wing & Bostwick. This building, which is of brick and stone, was destroyed, also the old Darling block and the general store of N. Eaton & Son.
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