A Short History of Milvau ** Inn-Lindley,N.Y.
Arlus W. Carpenter
Arlus Wesley Carpenter 72 ,died suddenly Saturday afternoon at his home Milvan Inn, Lindley.
He was born in New Hudson, Allegheny County, November 20, 1869, the son of Willis and Harriet (Vaughn ) Carpenter.
Mr. Carpenter's early life was spent near Cuba, New York where he acquired several farms and which he has always been interested in.
For a time, he was engaged in shipping race horses and with his brother was engaged in the cheese business in Allegheny and Steuben Counties.
Mr. Carpenter came to Lawrenceville in1898 and established a cheese factory over the line in Lindley which he operated several years; Later reconstructing the building into the hotel Milvan Inn, named for his two children. He has conducted the inn together with a filling station for many years.
Mr. Carpenter was married in Wellsville to Miss Velma L. Dexter and soon after took up their residence in Lawrenceville. They have lived in Lindley Township for 30 years.
Survivors include his widow, one son Vaughn D. Carpenter and one daughter Mildred N. Carpenter both at home. The undertaker in charge, Mr. Pettit is a grandnephew.
The funeral will be held from the late home Tuesday morning at !! o'clock. Dr. Chester A. Feig ,pastor of the Lawrenceville,Presbyterian Church will officiate.
burial was to be at Black Creek, Allegheny County."
***I have always heard the hotel called Milvau and the sign on the old postcard is definitely Milvau which it would be if named after the children Mildred and Vaughn as stated in the obituary. Kitty
In 2000, the hotel was named Cowanesque Hotel and was owned by Howard C. Cushman. (Attached article )
In recent years, the name was changed to Lindville. In February, 2015, a real estate for sale sign can be seen.