Elias D. Bostwick

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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E.D. Bostwick Is Dead After A Long Illness

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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Lawrenceville Badly Scorched

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.

Big Fire Last Night

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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Business & Professional Notices from 1900

Wing & Bostwick, the Lawrenceville storekeepers, have set up a gasoline engine in their establishment to furnish power for their lighting apparatus. (Wellsboro Gazette, January 31, 1900)

J.T. Rorick last week cut a field of rye on the old Frank Taylor place across the river from The Dalles, Or., that average in height six feet and eight inches. Mr. Rorick says it beat any rye crop he ever saw. (The Hood River Glacier, June 8, 1900)

Mr. W.W. Hutchinson, of Lawrenceville, has bought and will continue the coal business established by his father-in-law, the late Hon. George T. Losey. (Wellsboro Agitator, June 13, 1900)

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”

Charles E. Bostwick

Bostwick., Charles E., 137 Reynolds Ave., Corning, Monday, July 18, 1966 at 4:30 p.m. at the Robert Packer Hospital. Friend may call at the Phillips Funeral Home, Corning, Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Thursday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Stephen Parr. Burial Hope Cemetery, Corning. Survived by wife, Mrs. Rose Bostwick; one son, Richard of Painted Post; one grandson; one granddaughter; one sister, Mrs. Gladys Novak of Rochester; one brother, Dewitt Bostwick of Corning. He was born in Lawrenceville, Pa; May 5, 1892, the son of Elias D. Bostwick and Etta May Rodimer [sic]. He was twice married, his first wife, Ida M. Franke, died in 1962. In 1964 he married Mrs. Rose Robertson of Cooper Plains. He was a member of the Cooper Plains Methodist Church.

Source: Elmira Star-Gazette, July 19, 1966.

Lillian Grover & Eli Parker

The marriage of Miss Lillian Grover and Eli Parker took place Wednesday evening, Jan. 1 at 8 o’clock at the home of the bride, 615 West Hudson street. The Rev. Dewitt S. Hooker officiated. The couple was attended by Miss Dorothy Grover, Miss Ruth Parker, F.E. Baker and Harry Rubenstein.

The out-of-town guests were Mr. and Mrs. E.D. Bostwick, Mr. and Mrs. Dewitt Bostwick, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bostwick, the Misses Gladys, Esther and Luella Bostwick and Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Rhodimer of Corning, N.Y.; Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Parker of Binghamton, N.Y., and Mr. and Mrs. O. Henson of Elkland, Pa.

Source:  Elmira Star-Gazette, January 3, 1919.

Leah Frances Bostwick & Ernest E. Dates

Corning, April 18.—(Special)—Miss Leah Frances Bostwick of this city, and Ernest E. Dates, of Addison, were married at noon yesterday at the home of the parents of the bride, Mr. and Mrs. Elias D. Bostwick, of 151 Decatur street.  The Rev. Clinton J. Taft, pastor of the First Congregational church, performed the ceremony.

Miss Mary Marland was bridesmaid and J. DeWitt Bostwick was best man.

Mr. and Mrs. Dates left via the Erie for Rochester.  They will be away for a week, after which they will reside in Addison, where the groom is employed as a plumber by the firm of Whitmore & Stewart.

Source:  Elmira Star-Gazette, April 18, 1912.