The wedding of Miss Jane A. Wilson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Wilson of Seneca Falls, and Dr. Osmer J. Wilkin, son of Dr. and Mrs. Charles O. Wilkin of Jeffersonville, took place at noon Wednesday afternoon at the home of the bride’s sister, Mrs. Pierson Goodwin, in Seneca Falls. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Ralph E. Hiney, pastor of Methodist Episcopal Church. Only members of the immediate families were present.

The bride wore a gown of brown vigaro velvet with matching accessories and carried a sheaf bouquet of rust chrysanthemums. Mrs. Pierson Goodwin as matron of honor wore a gown of green vigaro velvet and carried a bouquet of yellow chrysanthemums. Merle Seidell of Jeffersonville was best man.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Gould Hotel. Dr. and Mrs. Wilkin left on a motor trip to Canada and upon their return will live at 204 Grand Street, Newburg.

Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, November 17, 1933.


Miss Esther Van Sickle

Miss Esther Van Sickle, whose death was briefly noted in the Gazette Tuesday night, succumbed to bronchial difficulty at her home, 43 Sussex street, at 2:45 o’clock, on Tuesday afternoon, after an illness since October 15, 1900. Occasionally, during her illness, Miss Van Sickle was able to be about the house but the major part of the time she was confined to her bed. Although she suffered intense pain, she bore her affliction with remarkable patience and resignation.

Notwithstanding that there had been but slight hope of her recovery, her friends and relatives hoped against hope, consequently her death was sudden and caused a gloom of despair to hover over those to whom she had endeared herself.

Miss Van Sickle was 28 [sic] years of age. She was born at Sparrowbush on October 19th, 1877 and was the second eldest daughter of Emmet Van Sickle and the late Charlotte A. Boyd. She attended school at Sparrowbush until she was eight years of age, when her parents moved to this village. She entered the public schools here and displayed a remarkable aptitude for learning. She was an exceptionally brilliant pupil and mastered her studies by assiduously applying her energy to her tasks. Her merited reward was received in 1897 when she graduated with honor from the Port Jervis academy.

Miss Van Sickle possessed the many qualifications essential to make a character worthy of emulation. She had refined, cultured tastes and although she was modest and retiring her friendship was highly valued by those who enjoyed an acquaintance or companionship with her. She had considerable musical talent, her Inclinations being toward the violin with which Instrument she has delighted warm friends by her exquisite playing of difficult compositions.

She was a member of the congregation of the Presbyterian church and of the Young Peoples; Society of Christian Endeavor of the Baptist church. Her sudden demise will be deeply regretted In the social and religious circles of the village with which she was prominently identified.

The death Is a most sad one, because of the demise of her mother on April 21st, less than nine months ago. This bereavement Is attributed to have been a factor in hastening her death, for since the loss of her mother, her worry and sorrow were terrible In her dally life.

She is survived by her father and the following brothers and sisters: Emma, wife of Dr. Charles O. Wilkin; Charlotte, Jessie, Jennie, Edgar and Eleanor, all of whom are at home.

The funeral will be held at the late home of the deceased on Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The Revs G. E. Gillespie and W. E. Foote will officiate. The interment will be In Laurel Grove cemetery.

Source: Port Jervis Evening Gazette, January 9, 1901.


Golden Wedding Anniversary of Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Todd

Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Todd, 167 Summit Road, Summit Station, O., will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary with open house for relatives and friends in their home from 2 to 6 o’clock Sunday afternoon. Their marriage took place 50 years ago on July 19, 1899, in the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Moran. Mrs. Todd is now 68, and Mr. Todd is 71 years of age. He has been a carpenter for many years. They have eight children and eleven grandchildren. The children are Mrs. Esther L. Schwartzwalder of Columbus; Mrs. Olive L. Luick [sic] of Summit Station; Mrs. Agatha M. Wilkin of Cincinnati; Arthur R. Todd of Kansas City, Kan.; Russell C. Todd of Utica; Leland W. Todd of Cincinnati; and Marvin C. Todd and Glen G. Todd of the home.

Source:  Newark Advocate, July 21, 1949.

More Small Town News from Various Points

Portola, Calif., March 3 — Miss Barbara Loosley and Miss Lola Loosley, who have been residing with their grandmother, Mrs. H.C. Weir, have returned to their home in Beckwourth. (Nevada State Journal, March 4, 1933)

F.M. Loosley, a former merchant of Beckwith but now in the mercantile business in Valley Ford, is here visiting his son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Loosley. He is exhibiting a bruised lip when he received when his car was forced off the road. His car did not turn over but was wrecked badly enough to be put in the workshop. (Reno Evening Gazette, July 18, 1931)

Robert Mackrell, of Huntington, Indiana, stopped off here Wednesday afternoon to visit friends, being en route to Cleveland. He was accompanied as far as Ashland by J.K. Meachem. (Marion Daily Star, May 28, 1914)

Theo. Mackrell, Erie train despatcher at Newburgh, and daughter, Eva, spent Sunday at H.K. Wood’s. (Middletown Daily Times, February 1, 1894)

FIRE ENDANGERS BARNS: Fire from embers from burning brush carried to straw stacks, but for the assistance of neighbors, would have completely destroyed the large barns on the Porritt Farm, Seymour Lake, Friday the 6th. The water tanks for cattle and a large cistern provided sufficient water. (Clarkston Community News, May 21, 1921)

Mrs. Allen Price, of Penn Yan, was a week-end guest of her father, W.W. Hutchinson, and sister, Miss Dorothy Hutchinson. (Wellsboro Agitator, May 30, 1928)

The many friends of Clifford Rochelle, of Fifth and Heaton streets, will be sorry to learn that he is confined to Ft. Hamilton hospital for treatment. Mr. Rochelle has recently returned from the Good Samaritan hospital, Cincinnati, where he also underwent treatment. (Hamilton Evening Journal, August 21, 1931)

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Rochelle, Mrs. Ida Rochelle, Mrs. Chas. Stegel [sic], and son, George, left yesterday by motor to visit friends and relatives in Sandusky and Columbus. (Hamilton Daily News, August 29, 1924)

Mrs. Theodore C. Search of Maryville, Mo., is here for a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Werre. (Edwardsville Intelligencer, July 27, 1927)

Miss Minnie Spearin of the Grindstone City school is the guest of her sister, Mrs. Jas. Baldwin. (Bad Axe Democrat, December 30, 1887)

ONE YEAR AGO: The historic Bailey House, near Pilot Hill, has been sold by John B. Wagner to Clarence Steves, formerly of Orange County. (Placerville Mountain Democrat, July 31, 1947)

Mr. and Mrs. Estell Sullivan, of Fayette, former students at Ohio University, were weekend guests of Mrs. Sullivan’s aunt and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. I.D. Quick, Columbia Ave., and Mrs. Sullivan’s brother and family, Mr. and Mrs. John H. Acomb and son John III, Highland Ave. Mr. Acomb was a member of the graduating class at Ohio University Sunday. (Athens Messenger, June 9, 1953)

J.P. Sutton accompanied to Orion the remains of his brother whose death occurred last Sunday night at the residence of his sister Mrs. J.W. Linderman. (Northern Tribune, January 6, 1883)

Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Walling, parents of Mrs. Richard Jones, who have made their home in Silverton for several years, are now occupying a trailer house near their daughter, and family. (Dayton Tribune, September 23, 1971)

Miss Mildred Werre, who attends McKendree at Lebanon, is spending the week-end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Werre. (Edwardsville Intelligencer, February 9, 1924)

Dr. and Mrs. Charles Wilkin, of Jeffersonville, Dr. and Mrs. Osmer J. Wilkin and daughter, of Newburgh, Mr. and Mrs. Karle Heinle, of Warwick, Mrs. Louise Van Kan and Miss Harriet Wilkin, of New York, were Sunday guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Heinle. (Kingston Daily Freeman, November 3, 1939)

Lawrence Willson, of Bowdoin College, Maine, is visiting his parents Mr. and Mrs. Merritt Willson over Christmas (Wantage Recorder, December 28, 1917)

Emma Van Sickle Wilkin

Mrs Emma Wilkin, 72, a resident of Jeffersonville for 43 years, died on Monday, June 30 at her home following a lengthy illness. Mrs Wilkin was born at Sparrowbush on Oct 17 1875, the daughter of Emmet VanSickle and Charlotte A Boyd.

Fourty five years ago, she was married to Dr Charles A Wilkin of Jeffersonville, who survives her. Other survivors inclued a son, Osmer of Newburgh and a sister.

Mrs Wilkin was a member of the O E S and the Presbyterian church where funeral services will be conducted tomorrow Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Rev Joseph Kovach officiating and interment will be made in the Presyterian Cemetery by Undertake Brand.

Source:  Sullivan County Democrat, July 3, 1947.

Rites for Mrs. Wilkin

Jeffersonville — Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Van Sickel [sic] Wilkin were held today at the Presbyterian Church here.  The Reverend Joseph Kovach officiated.  Burial was in the Presbyterian Cemetery.

Beside her husband, Dr. Charles Wilkin, a son, Osmer of Newburgh, survives.

Source:  Middletown Times-Herald, July 3, 1947.