Legal News

The case of John F. Rochelle vs. The News & Telegraph Publishing Col, will come up for trial Monday.  This is a suit in which plaintiff claims $5000 damages for libel.  (Hamilton Evening Journal, March 4, 1893)

In the Supreme Court the jury in the case of Reuben F. Sutton vs. the West Jersey Railroad Company, gave a verdict of $4,000 for the plaintiff. (Camden Courier-Post, January 26, 1894)

Steps are being taken to have commission appointed to inquire into the insanity of Horace Lateer, the old man who attempted suicide at the Oriental hotel in Middletown, by taking laudanum. (Port Jervis Union, August 20, 1894)

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Poisoned by Dye in Stocking

Mrs. Judson Lateer contracted a case of blood poisoning in one of her feet through the dye of her hosiery coming in contact with a slight abrasion on the foot.  The foot was lanced, Thursday, by Dr. Skinner, and Mrs. Lateer is now resting comfortably, and hopes soon to be all right again.

Source:  Port Jervis Tri-States Union, November 15, 1900. 

Isaac H. Dilliston

Isaac H. Dilliston died at his home August 5 of spinal meningitis, aged 50 years. The deceased was born near Branchville, N.J., July 18, 1845, and was a son of the late Richard Dilliston, of that place, and was widely known all through that section.  He is survived by three children, two sons and one daughter. One daughter, Hattie, died six years ago.  The deceased was twice married, his first wife was Elizabeth Decker, formerly of Beemerville, and his second wife was Miss Martha Lateer, of Greenville of the town of Minisink, living.  He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. William Coddington, of Port Jervis, and Mrs. Charles H. Wood, of Elmira, N.Y.  The deceased was highly respected by all who knew him.

Source:  Port Jervis Tri States Union, August 22, 1895.

Returned to the Soldiers’ Home at Dayton

Horace Lateer, an old soldier and formerly member of Co. G, 5th New York Heavy Artillery, left Tuesday night on train 7 to make his home at the Soldiers Home in Dayton, Ohio. Mr. Lateer entered the home about a year ago but returned to Port Jervis, some time ago. Owing to his condition it was deemed advisable to return him to Dayton.

Source: Port Jervis Tri-States Union, October 16, 1902.


A beautiful home wedding occurred last night at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Judson Lateer, at Germantown, when their daughter[,] Miss Annie E. Lateer, and Mr. Ira Herman were united in marriage by Rev. A.W. Buck, pastor of the Evangelical church. The event was one for which a great preparation was made.

The house was beautifully decorated for the occasion with many choice flowers and evergreens.

At exactly 7:30 Mrs. Buck commenced playing the wedding march, and while its melodious strains floated on the air, the bride, with her company of attendants met the groom under an evergreen arch which had been constructed for the purpose, where the solemn words were pronounced and the promises sealed by the presentation of a ring.

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The home of Mr. and Mrs. Judson Lateer of Germantown was the scene of a pleasing event at 7.30 o’clock last evening, when their daughter, Anna E., was united in marriage to Mr. Ira Herman of this village.  Rev. Albert Buck performed the ceremony and Mrs. A.W. Buck very effectively rendered Fort Thomas’ wedding march.

The bride was attired in a beautiful dress of brown cloth, trimmed with pink, and carried a bunch of white roses. The bridesmaid was Mrs. Charles Wright and the best man Mr. Charles Wright, uncle and aunt of the bride.

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Short News Items from 1900

Another grand wolf hunt came off last Saturday. One wolf was cited but the hunters failed to serve their subpoenas on him. Wat Rorick has it in for some near-sighted nimrod who shot him in the lip. (Caldwell News, January 25, 1900)

If this spring-like weather continues Wat Rorick will soon be wending his way to the river with his fishing tackle. (Caldwell Advance, January 25, 1900)

W.M. Toner and family went out to Salem Thursday to visit with relatives. We wish them a pleasant visit. (Lincoln County Leader, March 2, 1900)

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Mrs. Martha Dilliston

The death of Mrs. Martha Dilliston at her home, No. 22 Sussex street, was announced in Monday’s Union. As therein stated death was caused by cancer. She was 40 years of age and was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Horace Lateer, formerly of the town of Greenville, but now residents of this village. Both are still living. She also leaves a daughter Gussie, wife of Mr. Charles A. Wood, Elizabeth, Frank and V.R. Dilliston, all of this town except Frank, who lives in Greenville.

Mrs. Dilliston is survived also by the following brothers and sisters: Edward Lateer, Middletown; Judson of White House, N.J.; Levi, Goshen; Mrs. Clara Hubbard, Newton, N.J.; and Mrs. Mary Ann Owens, residing also in New Jersey.

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