Miss Esther Van Sickle

Miss Esther Van Sickle, whose death was briefly noted in the Gazette Tuesday night, succumbed to bronchial difficulty at her home, 43 Sussex street, at 2:45 o’clock, on Tuesday afternoon, after an illness since October 15, 1900. Occasionally, during her illness, Miss Van Sickle was able to be about the house but the major part of the time she was confined to her bed. Although she suffered intense pain, she bore her affliction with remarkable patience and resignation.

Notwithstanding that there had been but slight hope of her recovery, her friends and relatives hoped against hope, consequently her death was sudden and caused a gloom of despair to hover over those to whom she had endeared herself.

Miss Van Sickle was 28 [sic] years of age. She was born at Sparrowbush on October 19th, 1877 and was the second eldest daughter of Emmet Van Sickle and the late Charlotte A. Boyd. She attended school at Sparrowbush until she was eight years of age, when her parents moved to this village. She entered the public schools here and displayed a remarkable aptitude for learning. She was an exceptionally brilliant pupil and mastered her studies by assiduously applying her energy to her tasks. Her merited reward was received in 1897 when she graduated with honor from the Port Jervis academy.

Miss Van Sickle possessed the many qualifications essential to make a character worthy of emulation. She had refined, cultured tastes and although she was modest and retiring her friendship was highly valued by those who enjoyed an acquaintance or companionship with her. She had considerable musical talent, her Inclinations being toward the violin with which Instrument she has delighted warm friends by her exquisite playing of difficult compositions.

She was a member of the congregation of the Presbyterian church and of the Young Peoples; Society of Christian Endeavor of the Baptist church. Her sudden demise will be deeply regretted In the social and religious circles of the village with which she was prominently identified.

The death Is a most sad one, because of the demise of her mother on April 21st, less than nine months ago. This bereavement Is attributed to have been a factor in hastening her death, for since the loss of her mother, her worry and sorrow were terrible In her dally life.

She is survived by her father and the following brothers and sisters: Emma, wife of Dr. Charles O. Wilkin; Charlotte, Jessie, Jennie, Edgar and Eleanor, all of whom are at home.

The funeral will be held at the late home of the deceased on Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The Revs G. E. Gillespie and W. E. Foote will officiate. The interment will be In Laurel Grove cemetery.

Source: Port Jervis Evening Gazette, January 9, 1901.

 

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Helen Green & George Boyd

Middletown, N.Y., June 23 — At Mount Joy Farm, near here, this evening at 6 o’clock Miss Helen G. Green, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Homer M. Green, formerly of New York, was married to George Boyd, of Walkill. The ceremony was performed by Rev. George H. Boofield of Goshen Presbyterian Church. After a honeymoon trip, the couple will reside at Orange, N.J.

Source: New York Times, June 24, 1928.

Grace Adams & Frederick Boys

A CHURCH WEDDING: Mr. and Mrs. George B. Adams have issued invitations for the marriage of their daughter, Miss Grace Cooper Adams, and Mr. Frederick Newton Boyd, at the First Presbyterian Church, Thursday evening, Sept. 5th, at 7 o’clock. A reception at the residence of the bride’s parents, Old Orchard Place, will follow the ceremony at the church. (Middletown Daily Argus, August 22, 1895)

BOYD-ADAMS — In this city, Sept. 5th, ’95, at the First Presbyterian Church, by Rev. Thomas Gordon D.D., assisted by Rev. Charles Battle D.D., Frederick Newton Boyd and Grace Cooper, oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George B. Adams. (Middletown Daily Argus, September 6, 1895)

George Adams Boyd

Middletown, N.Y., March 12 — George A. Boyd, who retired in 1963 as executive vice president of the domestic American Fore Loyalty Group of insurance companies, died yesterday at Mount Joy Farm, his home here. He was 73 years old. Mr. Boyd was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Cornell in 1921. He was a trustee of the United States Trust Company and of Skidmore College, and the author of “Elias Boudinot, Patriot and Statesman,” published in 1952. Surviving are his widow, the former Helen G. Green; a daughter, Mrs. Leland Rice, and two grandsons.

Source:  New York Times, March 13, 1972.

Small Town News—Boyd

Just before Monhagen Hose Company went on parade, Thursday, the name of George Adams Boyd, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred N. Boyd, was put up for membership in the company, and the boy was unanimously elected. Ex-Mayor Boyd is a member of this company, and so is the proud and happy father, thus three generations are now represented on its rolls. (Middletown Daily Argus, October 8, 1898)

Mr. and Mrs. Frederick N. Boyd returned on Erie train 7, last evening, from their wedding trip. Most of the time was spent on Fisher’s Island, near New London, Conn. The White Squadron was stationed there for a week during their stay and they were entertained on board by Ensign W.V.N. Powelson. Other points of interest visited were Shelter Island, Boston and New York. (Middletown Daily Argus, September 17, 1895)

Mr. and Mrs. F.N. Boyd, of Wallkill, and son, George A. Boyd, of Cornell University, spent Christmas with Howard H. Hagen, 6 Wilcox avenue. (Middletown Times Press, December 26, 1918)

Mrs. Charles [sic] Boyd of Walkill is spending the weekend with her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hagen, 6 Wilcox avenue. (Middletown Times Herald, May 21, 1932)

Mrs. George A. Boyd, of Brooklyn, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Homer M. Green, of Mount Joy Farm. (Middletown Times Herald, April 12, 1932)

Grace Adams & Frederick Boyd

A CHURCH WEDDING:  Mr. and Mrs. George B. Adams have issued invitations for the marriage of their daughter, Miss Grace Cooper Adams, and Mr. Frederick Newton Boyd, at the First Presbyterian Church, Thursday evening, Sept. 5th, at 7 o’clock.  A reception at the residence of the bride’s parents, Old Orchard Place, will follow the ceremony at the church.  (Middletown Daily Argus, August 22, 1895)

BOYD-ADAMS — In this city, Sept. 5th, ’95, at the First Presbyterian Church, by Rev. Thomas Gordon D.D., assisted by Rev. Charles Battle D.D., Frederick Newton Boyd and Grace Cooper, oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George B. Adams.  (Middletown Daily Argus, September 6, 1895)