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PHOTO BY DENNIS ABBEY
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
I know this is not a complete list but it is what was in the Lindley Historian's files. October 2007 when the Lindley Veteran's monument was dedicated. Kitty
Korean Veterans June 25th, 1950 ,–Jan 31,1955
Y indicates deceased in 2007Some of those listed are no longer with us.
Last First M.I. Rank Service Dec.
Aldrich Earl R. Sgt. Army 11/7/193 - 10/25/1996
Allen Glenn “Popeye” Chief Petty Officer Navy
Ayres Raymond (Bub)
Brant Merlyn L. (drafted 3/30/1951) 2nd.Div.38thInf. Regt Army P.H 11/17/1985
Brietwise Stewart Army 7/4/1929- 9/29/2001
Brown Stanley (Entered1953) Marines
Carlton Robert R. A3C Air Force 12/10/1938- 1/16/1996
Clark Eugene 5/8/1936- 1/27/1986
Connelly Joe 1951-1955 Boilerman Navy
Davis Clifford Fireman 1st Navy
Drake Dale B29 Mechanic AFC Air Force
Dunning Lawrence Army
Fisk Gary A. SP3 U.S. Army 6/201934- 4/1/2000
Galligan Charles J
Hakes James 8/12/1926- 4/15/2000
Herrick Alton Army
Hill Guy Army
Humphrey Richard A. Air Force.
Lawrence Lewis Army Eng.
Loughridge Thomas (entered June 12,1952) Cpl. Army ( Wounded)
Larrison Robert (entered Aug 1953) Army 9th Inf Ft. Dix
Lundgren Ralph Army
Mc Donald Matthew A2nd Air Force 1922- 1995
Munn Charles N.
Murphy Michael L 1955-57 Navy
Peaslee Gerald 10/1955 2yr. Active & Reserves
Pierce Richard E. (entered 1951-1955) AM 1st Air Force
Richardson George Navy (Retired)
Riffle Robert Air Force
Rose Laverne,D. Jr. Navy
Russell Gilbert Air Force
Smith Jack 1950-1954 Seabees
Smith John C. Jr. 1/26/1930- 3/12/1995
Starr Frederick (Sampson) Air Force
Strimple Blaine 1953 Air Force
Terwilliger Donald 1957-1961 Air Force 1991
Totten Lionel E.
Towner Gerald Army P.H Y
Walch Richard C. Navy Y
Wilson Claude (entered Nov. 1950) Y
Saturday, November 5, 2016
There is considerable interest in the United States elections in
November - 2016 .
In 1791, settlers in the Land of Painted Post as it was then called held a election which undoubtedly was the topic of conversation for quite sometime.. and it's all documented in local histories.
The following is copied from the History of Steuben County, New York and Its People by Near 1911 Vol.1 page 135
"First Legislative Representative
On the first Tuesday in April 1791, the first "Town Meeting" in what is now Steuben County was held. It took place at Painted Post, and the organization effected embraced all the settlements in the county organized five years later. In March,1791, the legislature of New York had given to Ontario county the right to elect a member of the assembly .
Turner in his valuable "History of Phelps and Gorham Purchase " says of this first election in Ontario county :"Although not entitled by population in 1791, by special act of the legislature, Ontario county was given representation in the Assembly. This was not known to the new settlements of Canandaigua ,Geneva or their neighborhood, but in the smaller settlements that had commenced on the Canisteo in what is now Steuben County, they were in possession of the fact. " How the wide awake dwellers on the Canisteo, Tioga ,Conhocton and Chemung rivers in the old territory of Painted Post, came to get this fact so early, and before the settlers of the upper or northern Ontario is told in a letter to Eleazer Lindsley by Judge Britton Paine, who appears to have been a very wide awake man of affairs. It was written on March 23,1791 , and says: "I have just returned from New York ,where I learned the legislature has granted a member of the legislature for the county of Ontario. Therefore, it becomes necessary to have a town meeting, in order to elect town officers on the first Tuesday in April, to the end that you may hold an election on the first Tuesday in April to elect a such a member to the assembly"
At that time there was but one post office in the State of New York, and that was at the City of New York. There were then no mail routes, no mail carriers and no means of disseminating intelligence or news except by private enterprise and expense. It may be reasonably concluded, that no means was taken to inform the north country. The election was held and the result was that ELEAZER LINDSLEY was chosen as a member of the Assembly for Ontario County, and as such, sat in the fifteenth session of the legislature for the State of New York that met in that metropolis in 1792. Colonel Lindsley had considerable experience in New Jersey politics, having been a member of the legislature of that state for several terms, which well fitted him for the business at hand. By reason of this early election and representation, Painted Post was, for a time at least, and to all intents and interests and purposes, the most important of all places in western New York ; in fact the capital town, much to the mortification of the silk-stocking, kid gloved, aristocratic denizens of the up -country."
My notes --Kitty
In the Steuben County histories by Clayton, Hakes and Roberts, it was reported that in 1792 - Issac I. Chapin was elected to the New York State legislature to replace Colonel Lindsley by the northern settlements . Lindsley was again elected in 1793 and died June 4, 1794 .
He is buried in the Lindley Burying Ground County- Rt.115 in Lindley,NY- a community that he founded in June 1790 with family and friends .
|Lindsley Burying Ground|
Can't you just imagine the up roar this probably caused? Even without the Media -TV coverage ,polls ,etc.
Who says history has to be boring???