Mrs. Leah Bostwick Dates

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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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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Mrs. Leah Bostwick Dates

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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Miss Anna Kalinich Engaged To Ensign

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kalinich of 65 West Fifth Street, announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Anna Kalinich to Ensign Harold Frank Dates, U.S.N.R., son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest C. Dates of 278 Sly avenue.

Miss Kalinich, a graduate of Corning Free Academy, is now employed in the Payroll Department of Corning Glass Works.

Ensign Dates attended Ohio State University after his graduation from Northside High School in 1940 and enlisted in the Naval Air Corps in May 1943. He received his wings and commission January 17, 1945, and is now stationed at Sanford, Fla., for further training.

Source: Corning Leader, March 27, 1945.

Noted Anniversaries At Family Dinner At Bostwick Home

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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Meadley-Dates

The First Presbyterian Church was attractively decorated today for the wedding of Miss Roberta Jane Meadley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Meadley of 103 Princeton avenue, and Hubert Bostwick Dates, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest C. Dates of the East Corning Road. The marriage was solemnized at 9 o’clock this morning by the Rev. Dr. E. J. Stuart. Numerous friends and relatives of the popular couple gathered in the church to witness the ceremony.

The wedding was performed in front of an altar of palms and flowers used effectively with cathedral candles. Prior to the processional, Miss Luella Blair, organist, gave a beautiful recital.

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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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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.

Variety Showers for Brides to Be

Corning, April 13.—(Special)—Variety showers were given Miss Mary Marland and Miss Luella O. [sic] Bostwick last night, at the home of Mrs. Clinton J. Taft, 162 Bridge street.

Miss Mary Marland is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Marland of 114 East Second street, and is be married the latter part of this month to J. DeWitt Bostwick of 151 Decatur street.

Miss Luella O. [sic] Bostwick is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elias D. Bostwick of 1561 [sic] Decatur street. She will be married to Ernest E. Dates, formerly of this city, now of Addison.

Mrs. Clinton J. Taft, Mrs. Frank E. Aber and Clara E. Uhl arranged the affair.

Source: Elmira Star-Gazette, April 13, 1912.