Orrilla C. Evans

Evans, Orrilla C. Age 72 of 386 Watauga St., Corning, Sunday, November 12, 1972. Friends may call Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. Carpenter Funeral Home, Corning. The Rev. Sidney Harris. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Christian Missionary Alliance Church, Erwin Valley Library Fund. Survived by her husband, James Evans; one daughter and four sons, Mrs. Emory Smerdon, Painted Post, James W. Evans, Bangor, Me., Lloyd D. of Buffalo, N.Y., Leonard D., San Francisco, Calif., Franklin E. of Big Flats; three brothers, Horace E. Daniels of Mt. Vernon, N.Y., Byron Daniels, Auburn and Frank Daniels of Big Flats; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. She was born in Lawrenceville, Pa., the daughter of Frank Daniels and Laura Rhodimer Daniels.

Source: Elmira Star-Gazette, November 13, 1972.

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.

Continue reading “Mrs. Leah Bostwick Dates”

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.

Continue reading “Mrs. Leah Bostwick Dates”

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.

Continue reading “E.D. Bostwick Is Dead After A Long Illness”

Mourning Friends Pay Last Respects

Remains of Gosper C. Hutchinson, Who Died in Elmira, Laid at Rest Yesterday Afternoon

Lawrenceville, Pa., Jan. 18.—The remains of Gosper C. Hutchinson were brought here from Elmira Monday morning and the funeral was held at the home of his son, W.W. Hutchinson at 2 o’clock and was largely attended, the I.O.O.F. Lodge, of which he was a charter member, attended in a body. His pastor, the Rev. Guy B. Galligher of Hedding M.E. Church in Elmira, delivered an excellent discourse. The Rev. Montague A. Shipman, pastor of Lawrenceville Methodist Episcopal Church, offered prayers and assisted at the grave. Mrs. Peter Sutphen, soloist, of Hedding Church, Elmira, sang two beautiful selections.

The pall bearers were: Messrs. A.T. Porter, J.N. Hill, Henry Stowell, Willard Middaugh, Charles Seelye, Jerome Shellman. The I.O.O.F. ritual service was used at the grave. The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful. Continue reading “Mourning Friends Pay Last Respects”

Lillian Grover & Eli Parker

The marriage of Miss Lillian Grover and Eli Parker took place Wednesday evening, Jan. 1 at 8 o’clock at the home of the bride, 615 West Hudson street. The Rev. Dewitt S. Hooker officiated. The couple was attended by Miss Dorothy Grover, Miss Ruth Parker, F.E. Baker and Harry Rubenstein.

The out-of-town guests were Mr. and Mrs. E.D. Bostwick, Mr. and Mrs. Dewitt Bostwick, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bostwick, the Misses Gladys, Esther and Luella Bostwick and Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Rhodimer of Corning, N.Y.; Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Parker of Binghamton, N.Y., and Mr. and Mrs. O. Henson of Elkland, Pa.

Source:  Elmira Star-Gazette, January 3, 1919.

Small Town News

Mr. and Mrs. Zelora Armstrong, Mr. and Mrs. Pepper of Des Moines, Mrs. Neal Nelson [sic] of Spencer spent Sunday at the James Armstrong home.  Mrs. Armstrong is ill with lumbago.  (The Algona Upper Des Moines, May 3, 1933)

Mr. and Mrs. Zelora Armstrong, Des Moines, and Mrs. Neil Nielsen, Spencer, spent Sunday night with Mrs. Dora Armstrong.  On Monday they all attended the funeral of Mrs. Charles Armstrong, who was killed in an automobile crash Saturday.  She was a daughter-in-law of Mrs. Dora Armstrong.  (The Algona Upper Des Moines, November 11, 1937)

Mrs. Wickham Bross, of Honesdale, is visiting her sister, Mrs. John Knaub, and her brother. A.P. Altemeier in Port Jervis.  (The Citizen (Honesdale, PA), April 28, 1909)

Continue reading “Small Town News”

Mrs. Charles G. Amberg

Mrs. Jennie R. Amberg, died Wednesday at 3:45 o’clock at the family home 612 Columbia street, aged forty-nine years.  She is survived by her husband, Charles G. Amberg; a daughter, Caroline J. Amberg; a son, Charles R. Amberg; also by her mother, Mrs. Caroline Rhodimer; three sisters, Mrs. E.D. Bostick [sic], Corning; Mrs. F.A. Daniels, Buffalo; Mrs. F.H. Grover, Elmira.  Mrs. Amberg was a member of Hedding Methodist Episcopal church.  Mrs. Amberg has been failing in health since the death of her son, the Rev. Rowland C. Amberg, who was the victim of the infantile paralysis epidemic that centered around Syracuse where he lived.  Rev. Dr. Amberg died at at [sic] Syracuse, September 8, 1916.  He had graduated from Elmira public schools, later attending Syracuse University.  His death proved an overwhelming shock to his mother.  The funeral will be held at the home Saturday at 5 p.m., the Rev. E.E. Merring to officiate.  Burial in Woodlawn cemetery.

Source:  Elmira Star-Gazette, April 1, 1920.