Northrup Dies, Once a Member Of Legislature

Former Printer Invalid on Farm For the Last Twelve Years

Frederick Northrup, former printer and at one time member of the Assembly from the Second District of Dutchess County, died this morning at his home near Phillipsburg, where he had lived on a farm on the Walkill since 1915. For twelve years he had been almost a helpless invalid.

During Mr. Northrup’s career in the Assembly to which he was elected in 1906 on the Democratic ticket by a plurality of almost 1,000 he sponsored and saw enacted many measures in the interests of labor. Perhaps the most important was the law limiting hours of operators in radio signal towers to eight a day. Before the enactment of this measure telegraphers in signal towers worked twelve hours a day.

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Catherine M. Middaugh

From our Mount Salem Correspondent.

Mrs. Catherine Middaugh, wife of James R. Northrup, died at her home near this village, Saturday last, at 2:45 p.m., after a short illness, aged seventy-six years, three months and eleven days. She is survived by her husband who has been an invalid for seven years and by a daughter, Alice, at home, who has been a comfort and a support to her parents in their declining years; also by three sisters, Mrs. Clarissa Adams, who resides with her son, George B. Adams, in Middletown, Mrs. Everett, of this place and Mrs. George Swarts, of Hemrod [sic] Corner, N.Y.

The funeral will be held at her home Tuesday at 1 o’clock. Pastor Edwards will officiate. Interment in the family plot in the cemetery in this place.

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Northrup-Shumaker

Frederick A. Northrup, of Newburgh, and Miss Lillian A. Shumaker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Moses V. Shumaker, were married at the bride’s home on the Goshen road near this city at 2:30 o’clock this afternoon.

The wedding was a quiet one, only the immediate family and friends being present. The ceremony was performed by Rev. B.H. Burch, of St. Paul’s M.E. Church.

After a wedding supper the young couple were driven to Middletown and took an Erie train for a trip west.

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Mrs. Mary Snook

From the Port Jervis Gazette

Mrs. Mary Snook, widow of the late Samuel Snook, died at five o’clock, Wednesday evening, at the home of her son, John M. Snook, in this village.  Death was caused by general debility.

Mrs. Snook was born in Clove Valley, near Deckertown, Jan. 11, 1815, and was a daughter of John and Hannah Middaugh.  In the year 1838, she was united in marriage to Samuel Snook.  The fruits of their marriage was a family of nine children, the only surviving one being John M. Snook, with whom she resided at the time of her death.

She is survived by the following brothers and sisters:  Mrs. George Swarts, Horseheads, N.Y.; Mrs. Clarissa Adams, Middletown, N.Y.; Mrs. James Northrup, Mt. Salem, N.J.; Mrs. William Everitt, Clove Valley, N.J.; and Milton Middaugh, of Waverly, N.Y.

Mrs. Snook was a life long member of the Baptist church of Mt. Salem, N.J., where she passed the major part of her life.

Her funeral will take place at Mt. Salem, on Saturday, the hour to be announced later.

Source:  Middletown Daily Argus, September 21, 1894.

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)