Welcome to the Lindley Presho Genealogical and Historical Society Blog.
Our mission researching and preserving our history and genealogy.
Retired Lindley Town Historian - Catherine "Kitty" Pierce.
Welcome to out new blog format! Please submit your genealogy and history question or appropriate postings to Kitty or Tracy
A belated Thank You to all who participated in Lindley's Armed Forces Day ceremony on May 17th.
It is rewarding to see so many interested in honoring those who have served or are serving in the Armed Forces of our country. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year.
The Woodhull Community Band under the direction of Kathy Knowles opened the ceremony with patriotic music. Local Veterans from the 5 branches of the Military were asked to stand as the band played the Official Song from their branch of service.
For the 7th year, members of the Tioga County Pa. Honor Guard conducted a flag raising ceremony honoring the Military Personnel - past and present from the 5 branches of the United States Armed Forces. Pledge to the flag was led by Lindley Veteran Richard Pierce
President Leyfert of the Honor Guard placed a wreath at the Veteran's Monument.
The names of 4 men who died in WWII and their connection to Lindley was announced. They are Robert Blackman, Ivan Jones, Robert Smith, and Donald Walch.
Brenda Criss, local resident and member of DAR reminded the audience that Lindley was settled by Revolutionary War Veterans---Col. Lindsley, Dr. Mulford, Capt. Seelye , David Cook and others who had helped United States become a nation. She,also, stressed how important the Constitution of the United States is to all of us.
The ceremony closed with a Rifle Salute and Taps by the Honor Guard.
The Invocation and Benediction was given by local Veteran Jim Ball.
Following the ceremony, participants in the ceremony and the audience enjoyed a social time and refreshments provided by local residents and Lawrenceville merchants.
At the May meeting of the Lindley-Presho Historical Society, brainstorming began on ideas for the 225thBirthday of Lindsleytown-a celebration of our town's Heritage.. Even tho , Colonel Lindsley and his group of about 40 people arrived in what is now called Lindley from New Jersey on June 7th, 1790, the birthday celebration will be held on Saturday afternoon September 19th, at the Lindley Town Hall. The Lindley Community Church will, also, be hosting some of the program. More details will be announced as the time grows closer.
Brenda Criss - Chairperson (who was Chairman of 1990 Lindley's Bicentennial Heritage Days celebration) is being assisted by volunteers from the community and the Church .While still in the formative state, it has been decided that the emphasisshould be on sharing the history of Lindley so that the families and children who live here know more about the development of our town over the years. With this idea in mind, we are encouraging displays of historical items, pictures, stories , etc that will help explain the past history of Lindley. If interested in participating, please contact Brenda at 523- 8083 or Lindley Historian at 523-8851.The goal of the committee is to keep the event simple , but fun and interesting.
For Sale in 2014 The last blog posting shows the postcard of a Northside High School.
A former Lindley resident was curious as to the date. Using the Internet, he found a copy of the postcard dated 1905. After a discussion about the age of the Northside High School that has been in recent Corning Leader news articles, he located a September 14,1927 article on the Fulton Archival Newspaper website that said the new high school had opened . Corresponding with him about the date and other information regarding the school had piqued my curiosity . Knowing that so many Lindley residents had attended a Corning Northside High School or had a connection with it, I decided to research the history of the schools. As Town Lindley Historian , I had provided Ian Mackenzie with information about the Lindley one room schools when he was writing his book -"The Birth of Education In One Room Country Schools. The Story of al…