News from Middletown, NY

Former Assemblyman and Mrs. Frederick Northrup on Saturday quietly celebrated the 25th anniversary of their marriage at their country home, “Weilkelt Farm,” near this city. They were the recipients of felicitations from many friends and neighbors in the vicinity, and also from Poughkeepsie, their former home, Albany, New York and Washington, D.C. (Middletown Times-Press, January 8, 1917)

LEWIS VAN BLARCOM WEDS MISS HART AT NEWTON: Announcement has just been made by Mr. and Mrs. Nathan H. Hart, of Newton, N.J., of the marriage of their daughter, Ethel, to Lewis Van Blarcom, prosecutor of Sussex county, also of Newton. The ceremony was performed on January 18 last in New York City. (Middletown Times-Press, September 8, 1919)

Washingtonville — Alice Ann Decker and Allan Thomas Schadt were wed Sept. 25 at the First Presbyterian Church in Washingtonville. Rev. Dent officiated. A reception followed at Monell Fireman’s Hall in Washingtonville. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Decker of Washingtonville. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Schadt of Eldred. Faye Anson of Rock Tavern was the matron of honor. Mike Anson, Sr. of Rock Tavern was the best man. The bride is a graduate of Washingtonville High School. Her husband is a graduate of Eldred High School. He is employed with the United Postal System. After a wedding trip through lower New York state, they will live in Barryville. (Middletown Times-Herald, December 3, 1976)

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Small Town News—Middletown Times Herald & Middletown Daily Argus

Miss Jeanne Arnold of Matamoras returned home today after a week’s visit with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George E. Carr. (Middletown Times Herald, September 21, 1946)

Mrs. Edna Bush of Unionville returned there Monday after a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Halsey Decker. (Middletown Times Herald, June 5, 1941)

Mrs. Edna Bush is a guest at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Decker in Washingtonville. (Middletown Times Herald, October 5, 1948)

Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Davidson of Cooperstown spent the weekend with Mrs. Davidson’s sisters, Miss Lillian, Florence and Mary Sutton. Miss Elizabeth Davidson of New York also spent the week-end at the Sutton home. She is taking a nurse’s training corps [sic] at the Presbyterian Hospital. Mrs. Mae Sutton of Unionville was also a guest at the same home. (Middletown Times Herald, October 3, 1945)

Mrs. Lulu Hissenbottle [sic] of Palisades Park, N.J., returned home Sunday after spending a week with Mr. and Mrs. George E. Carr. (Middletown Times Herald, July 31, 1945)

Mrs. Leslie Hissenbottle [sic] of Palisades Park, N.J., is spending the week with Mr. and Mrs. George E. Carr. (Middletown Times Herald, August 7, 1946)

Mount Salem — Miss Alice Northrup spent a couple of days in Middletown, last week, accompanied by Mrs. John Carr, of Unionville. (Middletown Daily Argus, October 9, 1895)

Mrs. Kenneth Whitaker has taken her daughter Sally to Sampson Naval hospital for removal of her tonsils. (Middletown Times Herald, August 17, 1945)

Small Town News—Decker

Mr. and Mrs. Halsey Decker and daughter, Joyce, spent the weekend with Mrs. Decker’s mother, Mrs. Charles Decker [sic] in Warwick. (Middletown Times Herald, October 18, 1945)

Halsey Decker is suffering from injuries received Monday when he fell from a load of hay. (Middletown Times Herald, July 25, 1947)

Slate Hill — Joyce Decker, eight-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Halsey Decker, was injured slightly today when struck by an automobile on her way to school. Driver of the car was unidentified. The girl was treated by a physician here for her slight hurts. (Middletown Times Herald, May 12, 1939)

Fire at the Home of Tracy Decker

A leak in the fuel line of an oil-burning kitchen range resulted in a fire which caused more than $1,000 damage to the home of Tracy Decker last night.  The fire destroyed a considerable amount of the Decker family’s clothing.  The fire broke out at about 11:15 when the fuel tank of the stove exploded, scattering blazing oil about the kitchen of the Decker home.  Washingtonville firemen, who responded to an alarm, arrived at the scene within a few minutes of the explosion and found the entire kitchen in flames.  Mr. and Mrs. Decker and their five children were in bed at the time and only Mrs. Decker was awakened by the blast.  She awakened her husband who, find the kitchen afire, aroused the rest of the family.  The firemen confined the flames to the kitchen, although dining room curtains were burned and some of the dining room woodwork was scorched.  In addition to the damage caused by the flames, there was considerable damage done by the heavy smoke which filled the house.  The fire consumed much of the Deckers’ winter clothing and the entire family laundry which had been left in the kitchen overnight.  It was reported that the damage was partly covered by insurance.

Source:  Middletown Times Herald, October 3, 1945.

Birth Announcements

To the wife of Merle Ansberry, September 5, a daughter, Eleanor Allyne, Hanford.  (Oakland Tribune, September 18, 1933)

NEW ARMSTRONG SON:  Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Armstrong are parents of a boy born Monday Jan. 29 at the St. Ann hospital, Algona.  Mrs. Armstrong is the former Dorothy Fish, and the Armstrongs have one other son, Melvin.  Mr. Armstrong works for the Post transfer company at Algona.  The family moved lately from Livermore to the Obrecht home here.  (Kossuth County Advance, February 6, 1951)

Born yesterday to Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Bryant of 924 East Church street a daughter, Marilyn Jeanne.  (Adrian Daily Telegram, January 29, 1925)

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Chapin of Pontiac, formerly of Lake Orion, are receiving congratulations on the birth of a son, Mark Steven, Tuesday, January 29th, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Pontiac.  Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Glen McNeil of Lake Orion and Mrs. Margaret Chapin of Pontiac.  (Lake Orion Review, February 1, 1952)

The daughter born at Bethesda hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Chesser of Fultonham has been named Pamela Kay.  Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Asa Brown and Mrs. Helen Newport, all of Crooksville, and great-grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Gage Frash of Crooksville.  (Zanesville Signal, November 25, 1953)

Mr. and Mrs. Tracy E. Decker of Johnson announce the birth of a son, Tracy, Jr., February eleventh.  (Middletown Times-Herald, February 17, 1930)

September 8 — To Mr. and Mrs. Wellington Edmison, 1229 Stillwater street, twin daughters.  (Nebraska State Journal, September 9, 1910)

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Francis are the parents of a son, born Monday June 11.  (Lake Orion Review, June 15, 1945)

Mrs. Dorothy Fritz of Lake Orion and Mrs. Magdalena Friedrich of Pirmansen, Germany, are both grandmothers for the first time, but Mrs. Fritz won’t get to see little Richard Lyle, Jr., for quite a while.  He was born overseas, where his father is stationed with the Army.  The baby was born August 27 and weighed eight pounds, ten ounces.  His parents are Cpl. and Mrs. Richard Lyle Fritz.  (Lake Orion Review, September 8, 1960)

Mr. and Mrs. Marion Hanson of Junction City, a son, at Good Samaritan, Feb. 2.  (Zanesville Times Recorder, February 3, 1960)

Mr. and Mrs. Marion Hanson of Junction City, a son, at Good Samaritan, Jan. 28.  (Zanesville Times Recorder, January 30, 1962)

The son born June 9 to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Henning has been named Joel Augustus.  Grandmothers are Mrs. Rachel Henning of Roseville Route 2 and Mrs. Leone Robison of Roseville.  The couple has a 17-year old son, Kevin.  (Zanesville Times Recorder, June 23, 1972)

Congratulations are being extended to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph C. Hird (Harriett Carol Rorick) who are the parents of a daughter born August 6 in Daytona Beach, Fla.  Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Rorick of Portland and Mrs. Dwight Beebe of Englewood, N.J.  (Portland Oregonian, August 8, 1946)

Congratulations are being received by Mr. and Mrs. John B. Jarrell, of Centreville, on the birth of a 6 lb. 8 oz. boy, Francis Henry, at Chestertown Hospital, June 27, 1943.  Mrs. Jarrell was formerly Miss Ruth Doty, of Greensboro.  (Denton Journal, July 9, 1943)

CHILD IN MARGARUM HOME:  Little Janette Robertson Margarum arrived in town at 5 o’clock on Sunday afternoon at the Margarum home on Bank Street, and the household was made very happy.  Mayor Margarum has been receiving congratulations ever since at the Farmers’ Bank and elsewhere.  (Middletown Times-Press, February 9, 1918)

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Margarum of Unionville are parents of twins, a boy and a girl, born at Horton hospital on November nineteenth.  (Middletown Times-Herald, November 23, 1945)

Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Mason, formerly Helen McIntosh, announce the birth of a daughter this morning at their home in South Second street.  Grandfather and grandmother J.S. Mason of Eddy street are wearing smiles that won’t rub off.  (Newark Advocate, August 12, 1915)

MORRIS, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Earl (Inez Jessie Edmison), 360 North Twenty-seventy street, girl, Oct. 2.  (Nebraska State Journal, October 3, 1933)

Mr. and Mrs. Ted Pearson, of Voorheis Lake, announce the birth of a son, William Anthony, June 21, at St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital, Pontiac. He weighed 7 lbs. 5 ozs. Mrs. Pearson is the former Ruth Alleman. (Lake Orion Review, June 29, 1945)

Mr. and Mrs. Ted Pearson, Jr. (Ruth Alleman) of Oxford, are the parents of a daughter, Ellen Rae, weighing 8 lbs., 9 ozs. She was born Saturday, December 13, at St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital, Pontiac. (Lake Orion Review, December 19, 1947)

We failed last week to note the advent of a little girl baby at the home of Sid Rorick.  Weight, seven pounds.  Mother and child doing well.  (Oxford Mirror, October 22, 1886)

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Steves of Pilot Hill are the parents of a baby girl born at the Highland Hospital, Auburn, Saturday, April 29.  Mrs. Steves, as Jane Owens, lived here several years ago with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.D. Owens.  (Mountain Democrat, May 11, 1950)

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Sutton, 176 West Main Street, Port Jervis, are the parents of a girl born in St. Francis Hospital Saturday.  (Middletown Times-Herald, May 26, 1947)

Born — In this city, January 2, 1894, to Mr. and Mrs. Enos Walling, a daughter.  (Idaho Statesman, January 3, 1894)

Boy to wife of Nelson Walling, 990 East Stark street.  (Portland Oregonian, September 2, 1899)