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6401 William took the oath of allegience at Amesbury in 1677. Served in the Training Band in 1680. William disappeared in 1694, and his brother Robert Quinby was appointed guardian of property and children on 9/26/1694.

He died in Salisbury after 1700, thought killed by Indians. The inventory of estate was taken by Robert Quinby, Administrator on June 11, 1705. 
Quinby, William (I36058)
6402 William was a farmer most of his life. In 1930 he was living in
Chelsea,MI working as a professional Pool Player 
McMichael, William (I21891)
6403 William was a son of Lyman and Elizabeth (née Smith) Ostrom. He was the husband of Katherine G. Campbell. They were married in Ithaca, New York on May 17, 1887. William and Katherine were the parents of three children: Merle Campbell Ostrom, Robert Lyman Ostrom and Selden William Ostrom. William Ostrom had been the publisher of The Olean Evening Herald and he was a journalist. He was survived by his wife; sons, Merle C. Ostrom, Binghamton and Selden W. Ostrom, New Rochelle, New York; and five grandchildren. Ostrom, William Lyman (I46035)
6404 William was born by about 1590 based on estimated date of marriage (and perhaps a few years older if his age at death as given by Grant is not an exaggeration). Planter who came from Crewkerne, Somersetshire to Massachusetts Bay in 1630 in the "Mary & John." First settled in Dorchester; moved to Windsor in 1638. Died in Windsor 20 July 1673. (Grant records among the 1673 deaths, without day or month, "Deacon Gaylar.88.old".)
Married by about 1615 _____ _____; she died at Windsor 20 June 1657.
The claim has been made that William Gaylord was made deacon of the Dorchester church before the Mary & John sailed, and it seems to be certain that he was deacon as soon as that ship arrived in New England. In the earliest town records all the acts of the town were signed by four men: John Warham, John Maverick, William Rockwell and William Gaylord. Warham and Maverick were the ministers of the church, and Rockwell and Gaylord would seem to be the deacons. Also on 26 August 1633 William Gaylord and William Rockwell were appointed administrators to the estate of John Russell who had died in Dorchester, and this is a diaconal function. Neither William Gaylord nor his wife was admitted to the second church at Dorchester, organized late in 1636, clearly indicating that he retained his membership in the Warham church, where he continued as deacon after he moved to Connecticut.
Source: Anderson's Great Migration Study Project 
Gaylord, Deacon William (I43919)
6405 William was educated in the public schools. On 20Aug1877, when
nineteen years of age, he went to Sioux City, Iowa, where he accepted
a postion with the Sioux City Mill and Elevator Company. He entered
the employ of this concern as a common laborer, but was promoted from
time to time until he finally became the bookkeeper of the company,
remaining with them until 3May1879, when he resigned. He then went to
Brownsville,California, where on 16May1879, he took a postion as
bookkeeper with his cousin, A. M. Leach, who was there engaged in the
lumber business and later was made superintendent. William remained
until 09Sep1882, when he returned to Rutland,Vermont, and with A.F.
Davis formed the firm of Davis and Burditt, dealers in flour, grain,
feed, and coal. This partnership continued unitl July 1884, when J.A.
Gould, a brother-in-law of Mr. Burditt, took an interest in the
business and the firm name became Davis, Gould & Burditt. This
continued until 01Sep1885, when Messrs, Gould and Burditt bought out
the interest of Mr. Davis, and the firm name became Gould & Burditt,
and continued thus until the death of Mr. Gould in October 1899, when
Dan D. Burditt, a brother of Wiliam, purchased the interest of Mr.
Gould and the form was then organized under the name of Burditt
Brothers, and since continued for many years, and was ranked as among
the largest in the state of Vermont. 
Burditt, William Franklin (I8277)
6406 William was made freeman in Northampton 20 July 1626 and came to New
England in 1638 settling in Charlestown. He removed to Malden where
he was an active citizen, deacon and lay-preacher in the church. His
father, Roger, was Mayor of Northhampton in England from 1626 until
his death in 1649. Roger's father, Hugh, had fifteen children, born
between 1556 and 1579. The ancestry of this family can be traced to
Sargent, Reverand William (I819)
6407 William Wolfanger, born in Wayland June 17, 1850, and for many years a resident of Perkinsville, died at his home in Cohocton December 12th, aged 75 years. He was the last survivor of a family of several members and besides his wife leaves three daughters, Mrs. Margaret Shafer of Wayland, Mrs. Harriet Fox of Perkinsville and Mrs. Ella Shepard of Geneva. The funeral was held at his late home December 15th and at Zion Lutheran church of which deceased was a member, Rev. P. Krutzky, pastor, conducting the services. Interment was made in the Lutheran cemetery at Perkinsville. Services at the grave were in charge of Wayland lodge, No. 176, I. O. O. P., of which Mr. Wolfanger was a charter member.
(The Wayland Register, Wayland, Steuben County, New York, Thursday, December 24, 1925)
Wolfanger, William (I46455)
6408 William's parents were both born in Ireland. In 1870 the value of his real estate was $6,500 and personal property was $1,500.  Stewart, Doctor William John (I11985)
6409 William, aged 27 and his wife Margaret, aged 21, came to New England in the spring of 1635, in the "Plaine Joan," and settled in Watertown. William was a weaver by trade. In Apr 1651, he sold to Timothy Hawkins 35 acres of upland, which he had bought from Thomas Arnold. A year prior he had purchased 60 acres of land from Thomas Boyden and within a few years afterwards removed to Woburn,MA. Clarke, William (I4448)
6410 William, then of Brentwood,England paid L25 into the stock of the
Massachusetts Bay Company; receipt dated 08 May 1629. He came to New
England with his young family, in 1630, with the Govenor Winthrop's
Fleet. In the list of church members he stands "No.9", and was chosen
the first year a Deacon on the death of William Gager(20Sept1630), and
after ruled Elder. William applied for freeman 19 Oct 1630 and on the
18th of May 1631, he was finally administred as he had sworn his
identity being proven by prefix of respect, though Mr. Secr. changed
his spelling, as was reported in 1635. In 1637, though he was guilty
of supporting opinions of Wheelwright[IT:(Rev. John Wheelwright,
joined with his sister-in-law, Mrs. Ann Hutchinson, in advancing views
which were regarded erroneous and seditious by most of the clergy and
rulers; after much controversy was disbanded 02 Sep 1637, upon making
and apology for "inconsiderate" words at the time of the controversy.
Ann Hutchinson was banished to Rhode Island, and was later killed by
Indians after she migrated westward):IT], William was neither disarmed
nor disfranchised, and even permitted to continue as Selectmen. In
1658, William petitioned for a proper grant of land, and received 300
Colbron, Elder William (I4446)
6411 William, was a farmer and well-known Baptist, residing at Swampscot,
near Lynn,MA in 1639. At the time of the controversy between the
Massachusetts Bay Colony authorities and leaders of the Baptist
movement, William was one of the whose adherence to the Baptist
tenents brought him into disagreement with the former. He was haled
to Court more than once because of his opposition to infant baptism.
He also gave offence because of his entertainment of Baptist leaders
Odidiah Holmes, John Crandell, and John Clark. In the narrative of
the journey to Rhode Island because of persecution from the
Massachusetts goverment, John Clark wrote; "It came topass that we
three...came into Massachusetts Bay about the 16th day of the 5th
month 1651; and upon the 19th of the same,..we came into town called
lin, where we lodged at a Blind-man's house near two miles out of town
by name William Witter..." From this we see that William, in his old
age, had become blind. 
Witter, William (I943)
6412 Williams Carol M. - Age 69 of Horseheads, NY formerly of Painted Post, NY passed away on Thursday at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Carol was born in Wellsville, NY in November 1942 the daughter of the late Glen and Loretta Yaw. She married her husband Eddie W. Williams in August 1962 and they would have celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary this year. Carol was a woman of many talents and was a former real estate agent. Carol was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who cherished the time she spent with her family. Carol is survived by her loving and devoted husband Eddie W. Williams; her loving daughters and sons-in-law: Laura & Christopher Oughterson of Elmira Heights, NY, Yvonne & Robert Drake of Horseheads, NY, and Jennifer Williams of Horseheads, NY; beloved grandchildren: Katherine, Andrew, Eric, and Sara; sister: Betty Layfield of Allentown, NY; sister-in-law: Judith Matteson of Addison, NY; brother-in-law: Jerry Williams of Wellsville, NY; one aunt, several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY on Tuesday April 24, 2012 from 7-9 PM. Carol's Gravesite Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday April 25, 2012 at Maple Grove Cemetery 715 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY at 2 PM. Her nephew Glen Layfield Minister of The Scio Church of Christ and Rev. Patrick Holder will officiate.  Yaw, Carol M. (I9618)
6413 WILLIAMS, John M., of English ancestry, was born in that county
February 3, 1841. His father, Benjamin, also a native of England, who
died in this county, aged seventy-one. He married Elizabeth MOORE of
England, who died in this county aged forty-five and their children
were Benjamin, Elizabeth, Esther A., John M. and Elizabeth 2d. Both
the Elizabeths died in childhood. The father was a printer and came
to America in 1849, settling in Richland on a farm, but later moving
to Kentucky. Our subject was educated in the common schools and in
May 1861, enlisted in the 1st Kentucky Vols., serving in the armies of
Ohio and Cumberland. He was in the battles of Shiloh, Corinth,
Chicamaugua and Stone River. He was a non-commissioned officer and
color bearer. In 1864 he enlisted in the 184th NY Vols. And served
until the close of the war. He is a member of the G.A.R. and also a
Mason and Granger, and has held many local offices. September 28,
1865, he married Harriet, daughter of Joel STEWART of Oswego county,
who died in 1867, and in 1869 he married, second, Anna M., daughter of
Michael DOYLE of Oneida county. His children are Harriet, who married
Clayton HILL and has one child, and Mary E., who married James. E.
Williams, John M. (I18738)
Born in Angelica, December 17, 1860; died July 5, 1937. Married Martin Willis July 14, 1880; he died October 24, 1927. Son George Willis died in France during World War I.
Survived by Captain H. E. Willis, West Point; Mrs. Henry Allen, Wellsville; Miss Mitty Willis of Angelica; Martin Willis, Wellsville; Glenn Willis at a state hospital, Allen Wallace, son-in-law, three brothers, Joseph Shafer, Angelica; Moses B. Shafer, Alta, Alberta, Canada; and one
sister, Mrs. Clara Newsom, Arkport.
Lot 613 
Shafer, Harriett (I26741)
6415 Wilson married Mima Lancaster of Eau Claire, Wis. where he was engaged in lumbering for a few years, then moved to Centerville where two sons where born. One died in infancy, the other is living with his mother in Centerville where his father died some ten years ago(1905). Allen, William Wilson (I1821)
6416 Winfield S. "Beezy" Gardner, 87, of East Groveland Road in Groveland died Wednesday May 19, 2010 at his residence.

He was born August 8, 1922 the son of the late Carl and Elva (Bennett) Gardner. He attended Geneseo High School and was a Veteran of WW II where he enlisted in the Army-Air Force during WW II. He was the recipient of many awards including the Distinguished Flying Cross for having flown more than 80 raids over Europe including Cherbourg and Normandy. He was married on May 20, 1949 in Groveland, NY to Irene (Litteer) Gardner who he has been married to for 60 years. He had been employed at the former Lucidol Plant in Piffard, NY retiring in 1984 as a Chemical Engineer. He was a farmer who worked and ran the family farm (South Hermitage Farm) in Groveland for many years. He also was an avid outdoors man who enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping.

He was predeceased by his parents Elva (Bennett) and Carl Dickerson Gardner, a daughter; Susan and a grandson Jeremy Tuso.

Besides his wife Irene (Litteer) Gardner, daughters; Ann (James) Couture, Linda Jarvis, Sharon Tuso, and Robin Gardner and a son; Scott (Allison) Gardner, 11 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren 
Gardner, Winfield S. (I13537)
6417 Winifred P. Applin, 83, of 53 Ossian St., Dansville, died Friday (July 3, 1987) at Noyes Memorial Hospital.
Born (June 12, 1904) in Dansville and a life resident, she was the daughter of Lewis and Carrie Hatch Johnson. She was predeceased by her husband, Clarence Applin, who died in 1981. She was a member of the Dansville Free Methodist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Theodore of Wayland and Clarence Jr. of Saratoga; four daughters, Helen Cox and Thelma Bovee, both of Dansville, Muriel Mitchell of Dallas, Tex., and Carolyn Congdon of Randolph; a sister, Carrie Douglas of Indiana; 29 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

A service was conducted Tuesday at the Dansville Free Methodist Church. Burial was in Greenmount Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Dansville Ambulance Corps.

Arrangements were by the Chamberlin Funeral Home. (GCE, July 9, 1987, p4)
Johnson, Winifred (I32454)
6418 Winston Burdett Is Dead at 79; Covered World and War for CBS
Published: May 21, 1993

. .Winston Burdett, a radio and television correspondent for CBS News who covered major events in World War II, the Middle East and Washington, died on Wednesday in the Villa Flaminia Clinic in Rome. He was 79 and had lived in Rome since 1956.

His death followed a long illness, said Tom Goodman, vice president for communications at CBS News in New York.

Mr. Burdett was based in Rome from 1948 to 1951 and from 1956 until his retirement in 1978. He had begun working for CBS News in 1940. Began in Radio

He was a radio reporter during his first years at CBS. In the 1950's, after the introduction of television, he began to report on that medium.

During World War II, he covered the fighting in North Africa, the Allied invasion of southern France and the surrender of German forces in Italy.

In later years, he traveled widely. He reported on subjects including turmoil in Africa, the Berlin wall crisis of 1961, conflict on Cyprus and the Middle East War of 1967.

He also reported on Italy and on the deaths, election and installation of popes and other news of the Vatican.

Mr. Burdett, who was born in Buffalo, received a bachelor's degree from Harvard College in 1933. He worked in New York for the old Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Hired by CBS

He went to Europe in 1940 as a freelance reporter and began reporting freelance for CBS News that year in Scandinavia. As the war went on, he continued covering it for CBS from various points, and in 1943 he became a CBS News staff correspondent.

After the war, he reported from the CBS News Washington bureau until he began his first tour of duty in Rome, ending in 1951. He then spent four years in New York, serving as anchorman of the CBS World News Round-Up on the CBS Radio Network and as CBS News's United Nations correspondent.

In the 1950's, he testified before the United States Senate Internal Security subcommittee that he became a Communist spy after being recruited into the Communist Party in 1937. He quit the party in 1942 after a succession of inconclusive espionage attempts in Finland and elsewhere in Europe. He gave the subcommittee the names of some other journalists whom he said he knew or assumed to have been Communists. A Murrow Protege

Mr. Burdett was a protege of Edward R. Murrow, and CBS kept him on after Mr. Murrow arranged for him to be removed from the glare of publicity and reassigned to Rome, 1956.

At his death he was writing a book on the Italian novelist and poet Alessandro Manzoni (1785-1873).

The prizes he won included an Overseas Press Club Award in 1959 for his reporting about the death of Pope Pius XII in 1958 and the election and installation of his successor, Pope John XXIII, and a Sigma Delta Chi award in 1966 for distinguished service in journalism.

His first wife, the former Lea Schiavi, died in 1942.

He is survived by his second wife, the former Giorgina Nathan, to whom he was married in 1945; a daughter, Cristina of Turin; a son, Richard, of London; and four grandchildren
Burdett, Winston M. (I27984)
6419 WISE, Nathan E.; spouse of Eva Curtis, Harriett Finch, Sarah Ann Potter; born 10 Feb 1849; died 30 May 1933; s/o Benjamin Wise and Roxey Razey Cobin Wise (on plot map for NB3 but no stones on plot; local paper states buried South Dansville)  Wise, Nathan E. (I1628)
6420 wit: Anna Butler & Harvey Tucker, both of Cottreville; Walter Marks,
Family F7335
6421 wit: Miss Lightbody, of East China & Wm. Staley, of Marine City; J.B.
Lucas, Min. 
Family F7328
6422 wit: Robert Pearce & Mary Mackley, both of Columbus; J.C. Honigh, Min. Family F7353
6423 With his brother Nathaniel, came to Croydon,NH in 1775 settling on the Bartlett farm. (Some suggest that his father came to Croydon the year Seth was born and died here). While serving in the Revolution he married a young lady from Boston. Seth Wheeler (1756-1828) served as private and corporal in 1777-78, in Col. Jonathan Chase's regiment of militia which marched to Ticonderoga from Croydon, NH, were he was born - (Sutton vital records show Seth born in Sutton, possibly the register of birth was made in Sutton and he was indeed born in NH). (D.A.R. Lineage Books, Vol. 70.)
Seth was a Revolutionary War - his grave is marked with a Cayuga Chapter D. A. R. 1756 - 1828. In 1802, Seth, his wife and ten children moved to Dryden, NY. They came with three horses, a yoke of oxen, and two wagons. After 21 days on the road, they settled near Dryden Springs. Seth was Deacon of the church he help built with his son-in-law, Elisaph Sanford.


Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
by John H. Selkreg, 1894; D. Mason & Co., Publisher
WHEELER, Seth, was born in Boston in 1756, and died in 1827. When nineteen years of age he enlisted in the Revolutionary War and served all through the war. When he came home he went to New Hampshire and took up a farm and married a lady from Boston by the name of Rebecca ELLIOT. They moved to Dryden in 1804, and had a family of ten children. They came with three horses and a yoke of oxen, two covered wagons, and were twenty-one days on the road; his farm being near Dryden Springs. Their oldest child, Rebecca, married a man by the name of Elisaph SANFORD, who stood on the first church steeple in Dryden and swung a jug over his head after the church was raised, later moving to Steuben, where he died, leaving a large family. The next, Betsey, married Jared TODD in West Dryden, raised a large family, and moved to Michigan. Susan married a Mr. COURTRIGHT from Owego, moved to Ohio, died, and left three daughters. Lucy married Mr. PETIGREW, they both died in Owego, leaving one son; a daughter of this son married Frank CORNELL, of Ithaca. Seth married but left no children. Enos married a Miss BLAIR, had nine children, who are all settled not far from Dryden. Polly never married, and died at Dryden. John married Eliza BLAIR, had eight children, and died in Seneca County. Selinda married Marsden BLAIR; he died a number of years ago; she is still living at the age of ninety-five years. Anna married Anson COOK, moved to Michigan, where both died, leaving two daughters. Elliot B. WHEELER, son of Enos, who is seventy-six years old, lives two and one-half miles north of McLean. He married first Mary Jane LORMOR, of Dryden, and second Sarah CRITTENDEN, youngest daughter of Asa CRITTENDEN. Orrin married Mary BARTHOLOMEW, of Dryden; he is dead. They had one son, with whom his mother is living. Delany married Leonard GRISWOLD, of Dryden, both living. Emory married Elizabeth STEWART, they live in Dryden. Elson lost his first wife, then married Sarah BRIGHAM; live in Dryden. Edson, the twin brother of Elson, is dead. Almon married a Miss STEWART, and lives not far from Elmira with his daughter, his wife being dead. Ambros married and lives near Marathon, N.Y. Dora Ann married Daniel BARTHOLOMEW, they live in Dryden village.

Wheeler, Corporal Seth (I442)
6424 With his Nephew, Samuel Shone. Shone, Joseph (I39524)
6425 Without doubt it was this Nicholas Larzelere who was made Sheriff of Richmond County, Staten Island in 1738. He was still serving in that capacity as late as 1750. His cattle mark was registered 20 Aug. 1726. "Recorded of Nicholas Larzelere his Ear mark for horses, cattle, and sheep a crop on the Right Eare and a half penny of the under side of the Left Eare. Record Add Mott Clerk" Larzelere, Sheriff Nicholas (I14241)
6426 Witness to marriage: Thomas A. and Susan Staley - Methodist Family F9041
6427 Witness to the Will of John Hand, Sept 1755 in East Hampton,NY, with his father Daniel Leek and Burnet Miller. Leek, Jessup (I40514)
6428 witness: Alvinia Lindsay & Catherine Haly, both of Cottreville; Reuben
Warner, JP 
Family F7333
6429 Witness: Anthony Sweeney and Alfred Ward Family F14178
6430 Witness: James Gallenagh and Hugh McIntyre Family F14049
6431 Witness: Johannes Kuper and his wife Catharina Mulhelm Meyer, Catharina (I20450)
6432 Witness: Joseph Farrell and Francis Colvin Family F15475
6433 Witness: Jost Bauer and Eliesabetha Maul Meyer, Eliesabetha (I20446)
6434 Witness: Michael Kane and Bridget McKeena Family F14522
6435 Witness: Michael Moran and Mrs. Mary Moran Family F13800
6436 Witness: Peter Klein and his wife Pheronica Meyer Meyer, Petrus (I20447)
6437 Witness: Susan Farrell Ferral, Frances (I42751)
6438 Witness: William Campbell Campbell, Alexander (I40071)
6439 Witness: William Campbell and John Campbell Family F15477
6440 witnesses: Elizabeth WILLIS Family F11040
6441 Witnesses: John Kelly and Margaret Donnelly
Note: Bride and Groom recorded as being minors
Groom' father is deceased 
Family F14050
6442 Witnesses: Peter O'Donnell and Bryan Mooney Family F14045
6443 Witnesses: Solomon Vincent and Jane Erickson Family F14918
6444 Wm B Meredith, director of nursing at Maimonides Hospital. Liberty died Thursday afternoon at the hospital. He had had a 5 month illness. Born Feb 6 1921 in Angleton, Tx, Mr Meredith was the son of William B and Charlette Benton Meredith He was married to Gladys Barrows Dec 31 1943, and had lived at Liberty 30 years. Mr Meredith was graduated cum laude from Baylor University, Waco, Tx, with BS and RN degrees. Survivors include his wife, his mother, and 5 children - Rebecca, William Jr, Kevin, Reginald and Loretta, all of Liberty. Also surviving are a brother Sanford in Florida and a niece and nephew. Funeral services were held Saturday at the Alidlaw Funeral Home, Liberty, with the Rev H Markham Fargo, Liberty Baptist pastor, officiating. Burial was in Liberty cemetery. Meredith, William B. (I44626)
6445 Wm V. Hartman, son of Abraham Hartman of South Dansville, died on Monday of Bright's disease, aged 17 years.
(The Dansville Express, Dansville, New York Thursday, March 16, 1889) 
Hartman, William V. (I10238)
6446 Wm. E. Tibbetts of Rangeley and Marion N. Burditt of Andover, on Oct.
23, 1899, in Andover, by Rev. John A. Waterworth. Mr. Tibbetts, a
laborer, age 24, was the son of T. Freeman Tibbetts, a guide, born in
and residing in Rangeley, and Elvira Ellis, who was born in and
resided in Rangeley. Miss Burditt, age 24, was the daughter of Henry
O. Burditt, a farmer born in Wakefield, Mass. and residing in Andover,
and Mary A. Newhall, who was born in Turner and resided in Andover.
Source: Andover Record of Marriages, p. 9 d 
Burditt, Marion N. (I24800)
6447 Woman Fatally Burned - Started Kitchen Fire with Kerosene Oil - House Destroyed

Ionia, Oct. 3, 1912 - Mrs. Dianthia MC MICHAEL, 76 years of age, who resided with her son George MORGAN, in this village, was so seriously burned shortly after noon yesterday, that her death followed four hours later. The aged woman, who was alone in the house at the time, started to light a fire in the kitchen stove. The wood did not ignite quickly and she resorted to the use of kerosene oil. The explosion that followed enveloped Mrs. MC MICHAEL in flames and set the room on fire. The house with all its contents was soon a mass of ruins, though the woman had made her escape and neighbors lent all the assistance that they could. Her death occurred at 4 o'clock. Besides her son, Mrs. MC MICHAEL leaves five grandchildren. The funeral will take place tomorrow.
Dianthia (I40043)
6448 Woman, Aged 67, Victim of Stroke
Mrs. Jennie Nellis Is Taken by Death; Was Native of Ephratah
Mrs. Jennie Nellis. 67. widow of George Nellis, died at her home, 321 West State street, last night about 7:25. She suffered a stroke two weeks ago. Mrs.Nellis was born in the Town of Ephratah, October 2, 1877, daughter of John Squires and Mary (Allen) Squires. She had been a resident of Johnstown for thirty five years. Her husband passed away in 1940.She was a glove worker and her last place of employment was in the Streeter-Hackney Co. factory. The survivors are one daughter, Mrs. William Wilder, of Berryville; eleven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; also several nieces and nephews. The body was removed to the Cole funeral home, where the funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2. The Rev. William M. Hydon, acting pastor of the Methodist church, will officiate. The body will be placed in the Johnstown cemetery vault until Spring, when burial will be made in the Ephratah cemetery. 
Squires, Jennie (I45883)
6449 Woman, Who Cut Throat With Razor, Finally Dies. Canisteo, Dec. 23. --
Mrs. Grace A. Wallace, 30 years old, who slashed herself across the throat with a razor more than three weeks ago, died at four o'clock this morning at her home No. 5 Jackson street, this morning. Mrs. Wallace suffered a nervous breakdown some time ago and was a patient in the Saint James Mercy hospital at Hornell for a while. She appeared to have recovered physically but her mental condition remained impaired and one night, while her husband was sleeping, she arose and went into the kitchen where she committed the rash act before anyone was aware of what she was doing. Her husband was awakened by the noise she made as she fell and surgeons were immediately summoned. An examination declosed (sic) the fact that in slashing her throat she had severed the windpipe; also the esophagus and tongue. There was no hope for her from the first, but nevertheless she waged a brave, but losing fight. Besides her husband, Lee Wallace, she is survived by two sons, Donald and James Wallace at home, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Bettinger and three sisters and one brother, Mrs. Earl Vanderhoef, Mrs. Phillip Besse, Mrs. Clayton House and Lyle Bettinger, all of Canisteo. She was born in Canisteo and lived here and in West Union all her life. She was a member of the Baptist church, Iola Rebekah lodge and also the Philathea class of the Baptist Sunday school. The funeral will be held at the house Friday afternoon at two o'clock and the Rev. J. T. Jones, pastor of the Baptist church, will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery. 
Bettinger, Grace (I21180)
6450 Won Best Speaker--
Club 873-F on 6/28/05.

By Bill Baxter (

"Isaiah Cornell was born in 1801. He had a son named Captain M. Eugene Cornell, who was an unsung war hero of the American Civil War.

Fellow Toastmasters and honored guests....

Eugene Cornell was born on April 11, 1842 . He was not a famous person himself, but he had an uncle who was very famous. His name was Ezra, the brother of Isaiah. Ezra Cornell founded a major university in Ithaca, NY; on a hill overlooking Lake Cayucas. You have probably heard Cornell University's Alma Mater Song, "High Above Cayucas Waters."

After, Eugene Cornell grew up, he became an Officer in the Union Army. In 1862, after the outbreak of the American Civil War, Capt. Eugene Cornell served under General McClellan, who at that time, headed up the Union Forces in The Eastern Campaign, but was always at odds with Honest Abe Lincoln. It was during this time in 1862, that The Union Army was in desperate need of a victory in the East, as the Confederate Army under General Lee had a pretty good stronghold on the Eastern Campaign. As desperate as the Union was for a victory, the South was just as desperate to maintain their stronghold in the East, because in the Western Campaign, The Union Army under General Ulysses S. Grant was dominating the Confederate Army. And so, the two sides met head on at a place in Maryland called Antietam Creek, on Sept. 17, 1862.

The North and the South fought each other at very close range. The Battle of Antietam lasted one day, and I have to say, it was a massacre. The Battle of Antietam was the bloodiest battle of the entire Civil War, and the bloodiest one-day battle in the History of America. A total of 3,650 dead soldiers, Blue and Gray, littered the countryside surrounding Antietam Creek. At least 17,300 people were wounded at the Battle of Antietam. Although the losses were heavy on both sides, General McClellan and his Union Army had obtained their much needed victory at Antietam Creek. This prompted Abraham Lincoln to write his Emancipation Proclamation, which would free all of the slaves in America.

One of the soldiers who died at the Battle of Antietam was Captain Eugene Cornell. There were no confetti brass bands, no medals, just a man who willingly gave his life for his country, and for Abe Lincoln's Cause, which was to reunite a country which was torn apart by slavery and secession. That is my definition of an unsung hero. An unsung war hero is one who willingly lays down his life for his country, without expecting anything in return, whether he lives to tell about it or not. Capt. Cornell did not live to tell about it; but, he was indeed an unsung war hero.

Capt. Cornell had a nephew whose name was George Cornell. George was born in 1854, and was 8 years old, when his uncle died at The Battle of Antietam. When George grew up, he had a daughter named Myrtle Cornell who was born in 1892. Myrtle married a Navy Man by the name of Chief Warrant Officer, Leroy Edwin Baxter--Grampa Baxter to me. Myrtle Cornell, who became Myrtle Cornell Baxter, was my Grandma. Capt. Eugene Cornell was Grandma's Great Uncle and my Great Greet Great Uncle. Capt. Cornell and I are both part of "Uncle Ezra's Family Tree" which grows on top of a hill, "High Above Cayucas Waters." And so, I created this Civil War Website, and named it the Capt. M. Eugene Cornell Memorial Civil War Showcase. During this upcoming Fourth of July Holiday, Let us remember those "Unsung War Heroes" who gave their lives for the freedom which we share here in America."
Cornell, Captain Maurice Eugene (I28417)

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