Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Honoring Local Service Members

WVIN 98.3 FM is recognizing active duty service members from our area each Wednesday at 11:45am. They have asked if I could continue to help the station gather names and information. The requested information is: Rank: Name: High School and year of graduation: Branch of service: Current assignment: Spouse and children's names (if applicable): Parent’s names and where they live: You can drop this form off at the Steuben County Veterans Service Agency, 20 E. Morris St. in Bath or e-mail the information to deniso@co.steuben.ny.us . He will make sure that it gets to WVIN.Thank you,

Monday, August 29, 2011

I Didn't Know That

If the readers are keeping abreast of Town of Lindley news on the Lindley Town Blog (see link on this site), they are aware of the issue of electing a town official vs one being appointed by the Town Board .
In response to a question that I was asked about voting, I went to the present day form of the Encyclopedia - GOOGLE - for some information. Hopefully, I can copy an interesting fact sheet posted by a Chenango County,NY site. http://www.Co.Chenago.N.Y.USelections/interestingfacts.pdf
Some I remember from high school American History class -(we won't say how many eons ago-)and some was startingly new to me-especially the one vote numbers.
Since this is a local election year in New York State , I hope to pass the facts along so you can impress your friends and relatives with some new facts.

Over the years, U.S. citizens have worked hard to extend voting rights to everyone.
1787 - When the Constitution was written, only white men age 21 or older who
owned property could vote.
1807-1843 - During these years, the states changed their rules so that all white men
age 21 and older could vote – not just those who owned property.
1870 - The Civil War led to the 15th Amendment to the Constitution. This
amendment guaranteed the right to vote to all men age 21 and older,
regardless of race or ethnic background.
1920 - The 19th Amendment gave women age 21 and older the right to vote.
1964 - With the 24th Amendment, states could no longer make people pay to
vote in national elections.
1971 - The 26th Amendment lowered the voting age to 18.
Congress and the courts have also ensured that no literacy, language or other tests
can keep citizens from voting. The right to vote is precious – and it deserves to be
1645 – ONE VOTE gave Oliver Cromwell control over England.
1776 – ONE VOTE GAVE America the English language instead of German.
1845 - ONE VOTE brought Texas into the Union.
1849 - ONE VOTE caused Charles I of England to be executed.
1866 - ONE VOTE saved President Andrew Johnson from impeachment.
1875 - ONE VOTE changed France from a monarchy to a Republic.
1876 - ONE VOTE gave Rutherford B. Hayes the Presidency of the U.S.
1923 - ONE VOTE gave Adolf Hitler leadership of the Nazi Party
1941 - ONE VOTE saved Selective Service just weeks before Pearl Harbor.
(The right to vote is a precious gift in the United States. Be sure to use it, so we don’t
lose it!)
Remember to exercise your rights to vote -"Like muscles if you don't use them,you lose them.."


Ps This copied well from the original ,but blog has away of changing the sentence structure .I wasn't able to correct it.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Ford Home History -Lawrenceville,Pa

Larry Gorges found more information on the Mc Coulloch family and the Ford home that was located where the present Brackley/Preston Store in Lawrenceville,Pa. is now located.

The wife's name was Emily (Tharp) McCulloch. Several of the McCulloch family are buried in the Lindsley Burying Ground in Lindley. (See Painted Hills.org ) for a listing .

The contents (which contained many historical documents and items) were bought by the Will's family when the home was sold and the house demolished to make way for the store. I understand that one of the items was Colonel Lindsley's desk which is now in Texas with a member of the Wills family.

I hope this copies so you can read it.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Corning Journal 1888

Many thanks to Larry Gorges for finding this article and sharing.

Apologies for the bits and pieces but my scanner and computer wouldn't co-operate in scanning the entire article at one time. You will need to click on the article to enlarge and on back to go from one paragraph to the next.
A computer wizard I am not. At my age- consider myself lucky to do this much!!!
Enjoy and note it would appear the original Williamson Road was on the East side of the Tioga River. Lots of interesting 'stuff" here.
Thanks again, Larry


1888 Corning Journal

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

More Uri Mulford History

Hiram Middlebrook,aged 84 years,died October 5,1880 at his home in Lindley. He had lived in Lindley for about 35 years,was a member of the lumber manufacturing firm of Morgan,More(Moore)& Middlebrook,a farmer, kept a general store and was for many years the Postmaster and was ever zealous in religious work.
Sixteen inches of snow fell March 3d and 4th,1881.
Fires in the forests of southeastern portion of the town of Lindley and the adjacent part of the town of Caton caused the destruction of a large amount of timber on the stump ,and in logs, comsumed stump,brush and rail fences and set a number of houses andd barns on fire-causing their loss.Wood fires also caused heavy losses near Curtis.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Excerpts from Corning and Vicinity by Uri Mulford

While answering a genealogical query,I found the following items in Uri's book. Chapters 35-64 are labeled . Events in Corning,Marriages from 1855-1921. One chapter is a list of local Civil War Veterans.

Page 436 August 9th,1910 "William C. Campbell,aged 73 years ,died August 10,1910 at his home on East Erie Avenue.He served in the Civil War as a member of Company I 141st New York Volunteer Infantry. He was the great grandson of Col.Eleazer Lindsley,founder of the Lindley colony."
"August 15,1910 James Orr aged 84 years died.He was for many years prominent as a lumberman and farmer of the Town of Lindley,later engaging in business in Painted Post."
Page 441 April 7th,1913 " while assisting to run a portable saw-mill ,on the former Methodist campground at Presho ,Fred Weaver ,age 50 ,fell against a circular saw and his body sawn so he soon died."

Page 473 " At Northside High School ,Tuesday evening June 25,1918" Listed among the graduates were names that I recognized as Lindley residents -- Richard Stowell, Irene S. Riffle