Further Details of the Disastrous Blow to Our Sister Borough.
The Lawrenceville fire last Wednesday morning, of which meager details were given in last week’s Agitator, involved a lost of nearly $50,000. It was a serious blow to the town, as it wiped out the best business block and there is great uncertainty about rebuilding the burned district.
Messr. Wing & Bostwick, whose large general store occupied the Rusling brick building on the corner, were able to take care of the goods they saved by transferring them to their Corning store. At Corning, on the north side, this firm has met with such success in trade that they purchased an $8,000 lot and propose to build a large department store thereon. There is a rumor that they will not resume at Lawrenceville, but will devote all their capital and energy to their Corning establishment. If this is true, it will be much regretted at Lawrenceville.
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Ida Mae Bostwick, 74, of 137 Reynolds Ave., Corning, Monday, July 30, 1962. She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Corning, the Women’s Community Club of Corning. Survived by her husband, Charles Bostwick; son, Richard of Painted Pots [sic]; two grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Bertha Krause of Liberty, Pa. Body at Phillips Funeral Home, Corning. Calling hours: today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Wednesday at 2 p.m. Hope Cemetery.
Source: Elmira Star-Gazette, July 31, 1962.
Mrs. Etta May Bostwick, 81, widow of Elias D. Bostwick, prominent business man, died at 10:45 Thursday evening at her home, 151 Decatur Street. Before his death in 1930 her husband owned and operated one of leading department stores in Steuben County, on the corner of Bridge and Pulteney Streets. Mrs. Bostwick had been in failing health for the past two years.
The body was removed today from the Carpenter Funeral Home to the late home where friends may call. Private funeral services will be held from there Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock, with the Rev. Henry Straub, pastor of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church, officiating. Burial will be in Lawrenceville.
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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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