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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Slight Fire This Morning

Luckily Mr. Horace Lateer rose very early this morning to look after the kitchen fire, else the dwelling at the corner of Sussex and Hammond streets, occupied by the family of Mr. [sic] Martha Dilliston, would now be a ruin. He arose at 3.15 and found the house full of smoke and, upon investigation, discovered the small blaze in the dining room at the base of the chimney. Just how it originated is not known, but if it had not been discovered in the nick of time it would have caused a very serious fire.

Source: Port Jervis Evening Gazette, February 8, 1897.

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. His 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.

Committed to Jail For Two Months

The present laws of the state of New York, with regard to hotels and boarding houses, are not calculated to afford much comfort to dead “beats.” The recent statute enacted for the protection of hotel and boarding house keepers, makes it a criminal offense, punishable by fine or imprisonment, or both, to go out of town leaving behind an unsettled board or hotel bill.

The efficacy of the law was tested this morning in Judge Cox’s court in the person of George Lateer, a young man residing near Unionville, who worked for the Erie last summer and boarded with Mr. James Parson. Upon leaving Port Jervis some months ago Lateer drew his pay but neglected to settle with Parsons a bill for $14 which he owed for board. He was committed to jail for two months.

Source: Port Jervis Union, December 1, 1890.

A Veteran’s Attempt At Suicide

Horace Lateer, of Unionville, Takes Chloroform and Ammonia in This City—A Chance for His Recovery—Family Trouble Over Pension Money the Cause of the Act.

Horace Lateer, of Unionville, aged about sixty-five years, attempted suicide, yesterday afternoon, about 5:30 o’clock, in the back yard of Ed. Russell’s Oriental Hotel, on East Main street.

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