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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 . He will make sure that it gets to WVIN.Thank you,

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 ol…

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 ) 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The contents (which contained many historical documents and items) were bought by the Will's family when the home was sold and the house demolished to make way for the store.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.

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

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.

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…