Monday, May 25, 2015

Lindley Town Hall/Post Office Grange Hall
1898/9-1972

The Lindley -Presho Historical Society will meet

Thursday  May 28th  7 P.M. at the "New" (1972)  Lindley Town Hall
to continue planning
Lindley Days
 to celebrate the settlement of Lindley in 1790 -225 years ago .

Please join us to help plan this fun and interesting afternoon on September 19th, 2015

Sunday, May 24, 2015

In Memory of Lindley's WWII Fallen Heroes

Tioga County, Pa. Honor Guard
Lindley, N.Y. Veteran's Monument

When WWII ended on August 14th, 1945,  (70 years ago ), 4 young men with ties to Lindley had died in service to their country and to our freedom.

PFC. Robert Blackman ----  Army 63rd  Armored Division
Son of Alfred and Vesta (Woodcock) Blackman
Killed in action in Germany March 30th, 1945
Buried in Cooper's Plains Cemetery

PFC. Ivan P. Jones---- U.S.. Army Air Force
Son of John E. and Ruea (Button) Jones
Brother of Gladys (Jones) (Francis) Smith  and other  Lindley siblings
Died in airplane crash Smyrna Army Air Field ,Tenn.
May 2, 1944
Buried in Addison Rural Cemetery
 
PVT. Robert J. Smith ---  Army Infantry
Son of Mr. and  Mrs.  Richard Smith
Husband of Madeline (Kennedy ) Smith
Father of Robert and Suanne Smith
Grandfather of Matthew Smith
Died March 5, 1945 in Germany
Buried in Cooper's Plains Cemetery

1st Lt. Donald L Walch ---  U.S .Army  Air Force  441st.Troop Carrier Group
Son of Vern and Ruth  (Conner) Walch
Brother to Richard (Dick) Walch
Father of Lorena Mae Walch
Died in airplane crash  April 13, 1945 in Germany
Buried in Coopers Plains Cemetery

More documentation on these 4 men is on file in the Town of Lindley Historian's Office .

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Armed Forces Day 2015

Members of the 2014 Tioga County,Pa
 Honor Guard

Again in 2015, this group will meet in Lindley to conduct the Armed Forces Day Ceremony that honors all 5 Branches of the United States Military Personnel. For the past 6 years, this group has generously donated their time and efforts to help Lindley residents honor the men and women who have served our country or are presently serving in the military service .
 
        This years ceremony will be
 
                    May 17th  2 P.M..
                   Lindley Town  Hall.
 
The Woodhull Community Band will again be present to play Patriotic Music prior to the Ceremony .
 
Speaker for the event will be our local DAR member  
                       Brenda Criss.
The topic of her program will be :
            A local Revolutionary War Soldier
 
In addition - This year's ceremony will acknowledge the 4 men  known to have had  Lindley ties  and who died in WWII.:
 Pfc. Robert Blackman, 
 Pvt. Ivan Jones,
 Pvt.Robert J. Smith and
 1st Lt. Donald Walch.
 
The ceremony is free and open to the public.
Refreshments following the ceremony are furnished by local merchants and residents.
 
And Don't Forget
It is the L/P Fire Department's annual Chicken B-Bar BQ at the Fire Hall . 
Noon until gone  
            
Enjoy lunch with the Firemen  -Then  honor our  local Service Men and Women at 2 P.M.  at the  Lindley Town Hall
 
See you there and in case of rain -we will make do inside..   Let's all support the local Firemen and our Military members.

Friday, April 24, 2015

A Bride and Groom in Hard Luck in 1901

Today's passenger trains travel  from the Wellsboro, Pa vicinity to  the Ives Run Recreational Area and back over some of the 1901  Central RR right of way..

A newspaper clipping from Corning Journal -February 20,1901 when there were still passenger trains on the New York Central Railroad from Corning, NY to Lock Haven, Penna.  (passing through Presho and Town of Lindley)   (Found on the Fulton Newspaper Archives Web site)

                                            From Wednesday's Daily Journal

              A bride and groom of this city have had their troubles in going on a wedding trip. They were to leave on the 6:30 train going South on the Central last night and after waiting at the station for awhile they concluded not to go as the train was 3 hours late.
            They were on hand at 6 o'clock this morning for the Central train which did not leave Corning until 9:30 on account of a wreck at Presho. They were also delayed at Presho until
12 o'clock today.  We hope their trip will be all the more pleasant as a poor beginning makes a good ending for the Young groom and his bride.

           

Thursday, April 16, 2015

April Lindley-Presho Historical Society Meeting -April 23rd.

The April meeting for the Lindley –Presho Historical Society meeting will be held on
 
Thursday April 23rd –7 P.M at the Town Hall.
 
Since Lindley will celebrate it’s 225th birthday in June, several events are being planned and discussed at this meeting .
 
The first will Armed Forces Day on Sunday May 17th at 2 P.M. to honor our Veterans
 
The Tioga Pa.Honor Guard will conduct a ceremony honoring all branches of  military service. This will be the 7th year of their helping us honor our local veterans.
The Woodhull Community Band will be here to play Patriotic music.
For lunch before the ceremony –the Lindley-Presho Firemen are having their annual Chicken Bar B-Q    Noon- til
 
Refreshments will be served following the ceremony and hopefully some of Lindley’s bakers will help furnish cookies,etc.
Brenda Criss will make her famous punch and as speaker  will talk about one of Lindley’s first settlers --- David Cook-Revolutionary War soldier. 
 
The Town Board has named Brenda Criss as Chairman of Old Home Days  to be held sometime in late September/early October to celebrate the 225 years of Lindley’s existence.  Since  Brenda chaired the 1990 - 200 year birthday celebration, her experiences  will be helpful in planning  the 225 year celebration .
We hope to keep it simple and less work for all those who would like to participate .
 
Everyone is welcome to attend and learn the details. The Historical Society has no dues-no officers- We just share local history and  promote community events. 
Kitty  Town Historian

Tioga County ,Penna Honor Guard
 
 
 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Archie Miller Store -later Sid Morse Store

                                    Archie Miller Store -Presho and Rt.15
                                            Donated by Marion (Adsit ) Brion
 
 
The Miller store and barn in the upper photo are no longer there.
These buildings would have been  north of the Methodist Church on the same side of  U.S. 15 before the 4 lane highway opened in 1970.
 
In the Lindley history  -Looking Back 200 years 1790-1990,  Virginia Kittel and Derma Ward reminisced about the stores that they remembered in Presho. Virginia remembered the Miller store and a blacksmith shop across the road. She, also, mentioned Mrs. Atwell's store that was across from the Methodist Church . Buying candy there for a Penny there was one of her memories. . Across the Tioga River, was the Halleck store -which became the Girdon Allyn home.  Previously, this had been a store owned by Thomas Presho.
Derma remembered Hiram Reynolds owing the Miller store. In a conversation with Loren (Mike ), he stated that his Father, Sid Morse bought the store in 1934. Sid's daughter Pauline and her husband Herb Abbey then bought the store from her parents. Pauline and Herb later relocated their store further south across from the Qlick Road.
 
 (I am not sure but am guessing this was after the 4 lane opened.)  Does anyone remember when the Abbeys moved the store??? How soon we forget! 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter 2015

Happy Easter 2015
From an old  Postcard